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Anras Rune

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  1. Is anyone having problem with certain pages loading? I keep going onto index pages and they don't seem to be loading the background or any of the pictures except the banner...

    1. Breathless

      Breathless

      Everything is loading fine for me. :|

    2. DuLake

      DuLake

      I got an error page earlier, something about the mySQL server being down (or something to that end).

    3. Mute point

      Mute point

      Only thing that doesn't like to load for me is comments on yahoo.

  2. Don't know who follows the football here, but Dortmund 4-1 Real Madrid... Madness, utter madness. O.o

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    2. body569

      body569

      yea we got fucked really hard germans is on a rage these days !

    3. Anras Rune

      Anras Rune

      Inorite! I thought Bayern would win, Barca has been playing like crap recently. But Dortmund? My god

    4. body569

      body569

      yea pretty surprising :S

  3. I like what you've done with this. Good to see you back and writing again!
  4. Name: "Sir Lancel Aincroft" althought his actual name is Harry Age: 21 Gender: Male Appearance: When people talk of neckbeards this is the man they think of. He is the epitome of internet denizen and all round nerd. Unkempt and greasy hair, a "beard" that won't grow in properly and enough sweat to coat a thousand DnD maps. He has lost a lot of weight however, every since he decided to join the "Tourney". Career aspiration: A true knight, savior of kingdoms and taker of maidens. Shitty job they're working instead: Cashier at burger king. One deviant behavior they most dream of engaging in: Unsurprisingly, the defiling of as many maidens as possible, all at the same time. Favorite curse word: Your mother was a pig and your father smelt of elderberries! Religious affiliation: Pastafarian Choice inebriant: "A good knight does not drink swill!" Most loathed song: Anything by anyone even mildly attractive (If male) How many inches they add to their penis size in open discussion: "A knight does not speak of such things!" - Sir Lancel "Harry" Aincroft. But normally 4
  5. Lol, the title made me think it was a Minecraft fanfic. I nearly wept with joy that I am not the only one that does them... T.T Looks good though. I too write stuff that comes up in dreams and the likes. Normally though it ends up a bit of a haphazard mess without some proper structure till I pull my finger out my ass...lol Waiting on chapter 1!
  6. DuLake? Holy shit son, where you been? lol That aside, I have a bit of a puzzler. I've been going through a bit of a dry spell recently when it comes to writing and have been finding it hard to just sit down and get it done. But this isn't the problem, the problem is I've gotten like this due to a lack of character inspiration. I've basically got the background details and the plot for this story set up, and have already started writing it in earnest. But this character is supposed to be something of the emotional core of the early narrative and I can't seem to convey that properly. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for me.
  7. I meant that I took a while to see what you guys were actually chatting about. But meh, no matter. About the characters, that was kinda my point. Because you don't connect with the Courier like you do with the Lone Wanderer, the character interactions weren't as impacting on you as the player. But objectively speaking I feel the characters were much better written. If the attachment to your character was like that of the Lone Wanderer then i feel we'd all be saying that New Vegas had better characters. Character models and builds have always been a problem in large scale RPGs, especially open world games as large as Fallout. I mean, look at Skyrim (I'm using it because it is the most recent large scale open rpg). Other than the variations in race there is actually a lot less build variation than it appears. Its a limitation of the hardware capabilities, a huge drain of resources and strains the budget. Generally, having too much character customization can and will detract from the rest of the game. Not necessarily a lot, but definitely enough to impact overall quality. I did look into the capabilities of the Creation engine today; saw some test footage, technical specs and the likes. If even a modicum more of the potential sitting in the engine is coaxed out, then whatever game is created using it. But while trawling for info on the engine I came across some more information regarding the game itself. Well, hints really. Three Dog will be making an appearance in the game, judging by the tweets his voice actor (Erikk Todd Dellums) was allowed to post. Jason Bergman also hinted at the Mojave at least appearing in the game when he tweeted, "You'll get no tips from me. But the Mojave Wasteland was a fun place to explore, wasn't it?" So whadday'all think? Three Dog will be back, so I hope we will see more of the Capitol Wastes. Maybe the newly rebuilt Capitol Wastes become a new superpower like the Legion or NCR? I certainly hope so...
  8. Don't know if this works for folks outside of Austrailia, but I guess its worth a shot. Bioshock Infinite and 3 other games for 51 bucks. http://www.greenmangaming.com/s/au/en/pc/games/shooter/bioshock-infinite-anz/

    1. -Zero-

      -Zero-

      It didn't work for me, and I live in the States. It shows up as $59.99.

    2. Anras Rune

      Anras Rune

      Ah well, twas worth a try I suppose. Also, that sounds about right, the aussie dollar is worth more after all

    3. -Zero-

      -Zero-

      Ah, that would explain it then.

  9. Well, this thread took me about half an hour to decipher... :/ First, I guess I'll open with some pretty much obvious facts. F4 is pretty much confirmed to be using the Creation engine, which is the same engine that was used in Skyrim. Bethesda spent too much time and money to develop the engine for it not to be used, not to mention Skyrim used but a fraction of its potential. Which brings the next probable addition (which has been rumoured since the beginning and hinted at in some of BS and OS's comments), a Skyrim inspired skill system. Considering the intial development of said system was originally intended for New Vegas, it seems logical that it'll come full swing. More importantly, it seem a much better system in general, especially for a game like Fallout. Use a gun type, get better with that gun type. Hack a computer? Skill increase. Lastly, it seems that we will not be seeing this game until at least mid next year. The Creation engine was limited by the current 8yo hardware of the current console generation, so I (and many others) think that it'll be released to coincide with the next gen beauties of 2014. Phew, facts/logical conjectures aside. I never experienced any game breaking glitches while playing either of the Fallout games. This I attribute to me having played it on Xbox, which is generally less buggy with Bethesda titles, thankfully. Of course, there was always the noticeable lag issues with all the DLC and the occasionally easy-fix bugs like the Archimedes II firing animation playing constantly or bodies zooming towards me when I sneak-sniped them with big calibre weapons. As you can probably tell by that, NV was generally more buggy for me than Fallout 3. I feel F3 had a superior main story arc, but NV had better radial story lines and better characters. Sure, Fawkes, Elder Lyon and Moira were funny/cool/well-made characters, but when put next too Caesar, the King, Benny, Yes-Man and Veronica too name a few? No contest. New Vegas' characters were generally better written; as was general dialogue and character interactions. NV's biggest downfall was the lack of impact you felt on the Wastes while playing and the complete absence of an emotional tie to the Courier. I did prefer the weapons in NV too, with the weapon modding harking back to F2, albeit in a much more direct fashion. Personally I'd like to see a melding of the stories in F4. I've always hated the NCR for what they did to the BoS and want to see the BoS play a larger role again. Maybe the East Coast guys decide to bring their new tenets back to the outdated farts back in California, but they run into the Legion and NCR fighting at the Dam? Or post Vegas events with either side having decimated each other. Meh, I don't know. Maybe even a new country? Basically as long as the Brotherhood plays a more prominent role again cause come on guys, they've saved the Wastes three bloody times now, why the get ragged on so hard? Sorry if this was TL;DR, I wrote this while writing articles for the Informer, among other pubs n stuff.
  10. This. Modern shooters are manically boring these days, bring back the nazis. Plus, Frostbite would render the setting perfectly. On a side note, I'd love to see a new Mirror's Edge game. Always like that game, found it different and very fun if a bit unwieldy. Another I'd love to see is a continuation of the Dawn of War series, which with The Creative Assembly having been basically given access too the franchise by Sega buying Relic, I feel there is a distinct possibility that when this game does come out (and it fricking better) that i will die of nerdgasm
  11. *sighs* My hopes are not high for this game. While I enjoyed the first (in very brief bursts) they completely duped soo many people. Can't trust a studio that speak utter bullshit to their player/client base. Funny how that seems to happen a lot in survival/horror games...
  12. FInally, someone sane! Seriously, I couldn't give a crap about this game. The last was was so bland, and so ridiculously overrated that I STILL haven't bought a copy. If this one is anything like GTA4 then I'm boycotting it. But if they veer back to the San Andreas vibe then I'll probably at least give it a chance
  13. Just got in a massive argument with a mate cause I said GTA4 was the most overrated (and blatantly bribed) game of the century. Come on, I can't be the only one that thinks this...

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    2. DeathTheKid

      DeathTheKid

      GTA SA was where it was at. Can't wait for V. Hopefully it'll be like San Andreas.

    3. Mute point

      Mute point

      I'm not a fan of GTA to begin with.

    4. Pinkie Pie

      Pinkie Pie

      I actually really like GTA as a series, but GTA IV didn't really appeal to me as much as the others did? GTA V looks legit as fuck though.

  14. I'll add folks too the steam group when i get a chance. Must say, pretty mucj everybody has dota but no one in the group seems to play with anyone else... Also on a side note. Holy shit breathless! 900 hours played?! I feel completely and noobishly humilated, haha.
  15. Interesting, I am in many categories of things that I do actually do. lol
  16. F**k everything right now. I seriously don't understand how a guys that mismounts a cooling fan and fries a fricking HDD can get an IT techie job yet I can't even get a fricking waiter position. Australia I swear I'll never understand you. Thanks for the deportation warning! >.>

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    2. Dark_Angel13

      Dark_Angel13

      Lol I did say MIGHT Mink not they would, just trying to give Rune a little glimmer of hope ya know?

    3. Minkseru

      Minkseru

      Hope it gets better for you Rune.

    4. poetictragedy

      poetictragedy

      This is awful, Rune! I hope you find something soon, and everything works out.

  17. A damn shitty day. Not only did I oversleep, something I despise doing, but I discovered that when my dear technician of the year not only managed to destroy my HDD, he also managed to mismount my fricking cooling fan. How do I know this you ask? Well, when I plugged in my brand new and mighty expensive HDD and switched my computer on, the cooling fan decided to play kitchen chopping board with my motherboard, and pretty much tear a hole through it. I didn't even bloody know that was possible, but apparently it is. So I now have a brand new laptop harddrive for pretty much f all. On the upside, I discovered there is a distinct possibility that I get deported if I don't get a job in the next month and a half. Oh wait, that a plus?
  18. Name: Javier Martinez Occupation: Teacher Grade: I'm assuming this has sixth form, so spanish Football Club Member: Yes, coach? He is spanish after all... lol Appearance: However ya feel he should look. I imagine dark hair and eyes. tanned skin.
  19. Well, all is not well in the land of rune. I doubt I'll be able to finish my article on time as my computer up and decided to brick itself a couple of days ago. It seems the idiot computer technician, who insisted that I take my computer in to get it "repaired" when I went shopping for a new screen bracket, did not replace the HDD properly, which caused it to short out. Consequently he is denying all involvement. I may be able to use my housemate's computer to finish it off, but it is low on my priorities at the moment. Sorry guys, but that is how the cookie crumbles. EDIT: On a side note, when we were discussing getting something like this back in the day, a white or off white name came out pretty good. It would be especially good now with the standard skin be a dark colour
  20. Hmm, seems a part of my post didn't go through. The part that was missing said the following. The girl that cracked my skull open, did so because of what her mother "taught" her about talking to boys. Her mum told her that if a boy touches you that you hit them back as hard as you can. So because I made her the goose in a duck duck goose game, she made me the goose after by hitting me with a rock. Me setting the house on fire was an exaggeration really, all it was was a couch pillow. I got past the child guard on our fire and tried to pick up a piece of burning wood. Threw it on the sofa when I burned myself. My point was that kids are inherently stupid and only learn from experience and consequence. As a result of the things I listed I never picked on girls later in life (in fact I became a bit of a white knight, lol.) and knew to stay away from really hot things. If the trolling thing was a threat I don't appreciate it, I know the terms and conditions and know that I didn't troll. Relaying that fact seems a bit superfluous. And the rape culture thing is again something that makes me feel really down about the state of the world. I never said you were saying that, I was saying that the comments on the page those gifs were at were. Which is again something that I found inherently lacking in logic, that a group of people are saying that the kid is acting like a rapist or will grow up to be a racist. Or at least that is the vibe I'm getting from it. I know what rape culture means and I know that it is pretty much complete and utter bullshit. Or at least where I live and the places I have been. I know friends who, just cause of some girl who in the act wasn't satisfied decided to cry rape after and he know isn't allowed to pursue his dreams of being a teacher. The "don't get raped" attitude became, in his case, a pretty much instantaneous destruction of his entire life because the victim always gets the sympathy. He appealed later btw, the court found the girl guilty of perjury but the damage was already done. He couldn't continue his studies despite him in fact being the victim and was pretty much ostracised from every female in his university, despite the overwhelming proof that proved his case. I know that men are pussy whipped because people using the term rape culture and its myriad of apparent definitions, synonyms and related subjects make out everything with a phallus as an unstoppable rape machine, born unto this world with the express intent of raping everything that has a hole to fit in. Sure rape is bad, but so is racism, war, disease and many other things. Yet we do not try to persecute everyone that is linked to them by something as flimsy as an apparent lack of sensitivity on the subject. We do not vilify the entirety of Africa just because they have a high amount of AIDS sufferers, or at least not to extent that the apparently marginalised rape victim makes the rest of human kind seem. Insensitivity is an integral part in human nature. It has shaped our culture. Hell, rape has shaped our culture in the past. What I'm trying to say is the comments on those gifs basically screamed the femnazi dogma of all men are secretly plotting to rape everything or have already done so, despite the hypocrisy this dogma includes. Meh, I doubt I'll continue posting in this thread now, I've said my piece. TL;DR: The kid shouldn't be punished. Rape is bad, but things like "rape culture" advocates make it worse. Life is full of shitty things.
  21. Oh boy. I don't know whether to troll this thread hard or offer my opinion. Either way won't be pretty so lets be on the safe side. That seems like standard 4 year old behaviour. Nothing out of the ordinary. When I was four I ate a frog, a little girl hit me with a rock (split open my head too) and I set my house on fire. It is something little kids do, they do not understand the consequences of any action and curiosity still rules their mind. Showing them boundaries and the like won't sink in properly till their cognitive functions actually begin to mature, so "teaching them control" won't really work til they grow up a little. His behaviour is harmless, and biologically programmed. The male psyche is ruled by testosterone, even as a child, boys are biologically conditioned to assert dominance, conflict and probe boundaries or their position in life. Touching other kids is nothing compared to the horror stories I have heard or borne witness to, but again the modern pandering to create the human pansy is alive and strong. So I cannot agree more with whoever wrote "Boys are physical no matter what." on the facebook thread as it seems they actually understand the human condition. As to those gifs, I swear to god my faith in humanity was rocked to the core (then again, the interwebs does this to me daily, so it ain't that big a deal). It was this that quite frankly made me think about trolling this thread. The comments are pathetic femnazi drivel that makes, as always, little to no logical sense. Being an assertive woman? Rape culture? The patriarchal men-are-entitled-blah-blah-blah? Really? Modern men are pretty much pussy whipped from birth to heed to every fricking whim and they are saying that? Those comments are written by the most pathetic people I've laid my eyes on today and the reason most people view femnazis as exactly that. But enough of that.
  22. 3-4-3, not traditional but still good. Haiku are awesome little things to write, but I always feel they are harder to do properly with our barbaric english speak (I jest of course, tis the Japanese that have the savage language, *twiddles moustache*). I noticed, should there be a cut at the end of "the children cry out"?
  23. WELP, despite some ridiculous IRL events including but not exclusively my laptop screen falling off my computer, getting food poisoning and almost breaking my neck; my articles are finally being written. Personally I reckon we should post a couple articles for all the sections. Splitting it just makes it somewhat unwieldy imo. I'd rather there be too much content than too little.
  24. I would assume cause EO mentioned putting a picture for one of her articles that they could be included. I would also assume that captions and stuff would be good, especially in the gaming section and tech section. I would also assume that I am right, but at the same time assumptions are something made without evidence, so I assume I may also be wrong...lol
  25. ACK!!! EO you thief!! I was writing articles on POV and when too use them, then when I went to upload I see EO has already done a little series... you charlatan!! lmao No matter, I've already posted the subjects of my articles in the art and lit index thingy, I'll have them written by tonight me thinks...
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