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MeFi post: Let your need guide your behaviour
i will construct an enclosed wheeled conveyance for them to safely and hygienically visit museums across the globe, to whom should i apply for this important arts grant
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 7:52 AM on November 15, 2018
MeFi post: Suss "feels a movie soundtrack that got bored ... and left the theater"
Hey not bad! Here's my additions:

Rainywood (now in expanded form as Brightblack Morning Light)
World Standard

I was also going to suggest Bohren & der Club of Gore, but they're jazz/lounge.
posted to MetaFilter by rhizome at 2:07 PM on October 16, 2018
MeFi post: Did he who made the Lamb make thee?

I was very confused at first by the first sentence, at first thinking it was about Darren Aronofsky's Pi, which could also be said to be visual representation of a philosophical abstraction but is notably lacking in tigers.

he was obviously reading the original script

11:15, restate my assumptions: 1. Mathematics is the language of nature. 2. Everything around us can be represented and understood through numbers.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by lalochezia at 9:57 AM on October 29, 2018
MeFi post: "Some students knew beforehand and still consumed the cookies"
Old family recipe
posted to MetaFilter by Alvy Ampersand at 11:40 PM on October 17, 2018
MeFi post: The Movie Assassin
yes i'm shocked, SHOCKED i tell you, that my hysterical exaggeration isn't in any way accurate.
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 4:10 PM on September 30, 2018
MeFi post: it is absolutely a full time job, dealing with this Shit.
dril is weak salsa and he was a terrible father to me and my seventeen digimon
posted to MetaFilter by phooky at 3:45 PM on August 25, 2018
MeFi post: He's the Mike Pence of Twitch.
I don't necessarily get that this guy is a douche or that he has any particular problem gaming with women. Rather that he is aware of a huge problem in this community and has chosen the easiest, albeit least progressive way of attempting to prevent it from impacting his personal and professional life. Certainly he could have chosen better, albeit ultimately more costly courses of action. That makes him lazy and perhaps cowardly, but I'm not sure he has a moral imperative to be the keen... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by XMLicious at 8:19 PM on August 21, 2018
MeFi post: Jame Gumb had excellent taste in music.
it's pretty much impossible to listen to in public

Let me tell ya, listening to it by yourself ain't no great shakes neither.
posted to MetaFilter by rhizome at 4:42 PM on August 11, 2018
MeFi post: Ironsworn RPG
If you don't want to set up a DriveThru account, the PDF is also available as a direct download, and there are a bunch of other downloads on the website.
posted to MetaFilter by robcorr at 3:18 PM on July 26, 2018
MeFi post: Why Co-Ed Sports Leagues Are Never Really Co-Ed

It started as a mystery. Why aren’t women playing adult co-ed sports? And why, once they start, do they so often drop out?

Lol did it though
posted to MetaFilter by schadenfrau at 1:41 PM on July 25, 2018
MeFi post: Gaming History Riven in Two
Digital Antiquarian has a pretty good set of articles on Mysts predecessors. HyperCard is front and center, which I think despite the first perrson CGI is a good pin for the nature of the game, being very hypertext/media-ish in nature.
Cracking open the Mac
The Freedom to Associate
A Slow-Motion Revolution (Includes a very Myst like "game" where you navigate an Aztec site in photos)
The Manhole (Early effort from the Myst developers)... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Artw at 11:14 AM on July 24, 2018
FanFare post: Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Semifinals
Croatia's fitness levels are fucking unreal.

I was exhausted just watching them, at one point I had to ice my forearm bc of tense fist clenching. i deserve the golden boot tbh
posted to FanFare by poffin boffin at 4:08 PM on July 11, 2018
MeFi post: in the Wired
20 years later? That can't be true.

It's the present day, present time.
posted to MetaFilter by RobotHero at 9:43 AM on July 9, 2018
MeFi post: “...furthering the disenfranchisement of LGBT people on-screen,”
I will never stop being amazed at the lengths people will go to, here and everywhere else on the internet, to carefully and at great length explain why they are going to continue talking over trans people sharing their personal experiences and feelings about open and unashamedly transphobic media.
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 9:15 AM on July 9, 2018
You don't get to tell people what to do with their own money.

who is gonna stop me
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 4:38 PM on July 8, 2018
MetaTalk post: Muting Certain Commenters
posted to MetaTalk by the quidnunc kid at 10:30 AM on July 1, 2018
FanFare post: Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Round of 16
collective punishment is outlawed by the geneva conventions
posted to FanFare by poffin boffin at 9:29 AM on July 1, 2018
MeFi post: Dungeons and Dollars
but but but your dungeon master being noticeably resentful and crabby about all the free labor they're performing on behalf of players who are like 60% paying attention and thoughtlessly blowing past their carefully-crafted NPCs and plot points is an essential part of the D&D experience

I mean, do you have to pay extra if you want your dungeon master to gradually lose their shit over the course of the evening, talking in increasingly clipped and passive-aggressive... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by prize bull octorok at 9:52 AM on June 27, 2018
MeFi post: “...embraces the old by shaping it with a modern aesthetic.”
Oh the name is terrible as fuck. I hate the name of this game. I understand the 8 paths characters can take, blah blah blah JRPG stuff....but it's dumb.

Oh no, it's worse than that. It's a pun that only makes sense in Japanese-pronounced English, to wit: octopus -> okutopasu -> octopath.

My favorite example from this genre is the name for the Wii U game The Wonderful 100, which you are supposed to... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by J.K. Seazer at 7:45 PM on June 22, 2018
MeFi post: SLIM to SCUM
He disappears for a few minutes and returns reanimated

I believe this is generally how one makes $650m disappear into thin air.
posted to MetaFilter by uncleozzy at 6:55 AM on June 22, 2018
FanFare post: Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Matchday 2
I'm checking my Scouse Aggrievement Meter (ScAM) to determine how I should feel about Barton calling Countinho a "former Liverpool player" whenever he missed, but swicting to "Barcelona Man" when he scored.
posted to FanFare by robocop is bleeding at 6:54 AM on June 22, 2018
MeFi post: “easier to take the line that the work is open to many interpretations”
That's how art works. You don't have to explain it. If you've picked up on it, congratulations, you've understood what the artists intended. Is the author complaining there wasn't a Cliff Notes enclosed?

It's one thing to say "This game stands alone and you can take from it what you wish". It's quite another to drench a game in politics and then to insist that there's nothing political about it.
posted to MetaFilter by Pope Guilty at 1:40 PM on June 20, 2018
MeFi post: ST: Discovery showrunners fired for "increasingly abusive" behavior
The problem with the 'good, I hated the first season anyway' response is it implies that the reason why you're glad they got fired is that you didn't like their work, and that you would have been okay with the abuse if it created good TV. There's a lot I found questionable about the first season, too, but the reason why I'm happy hearing about this has more to do with the possibility that abusive assholes won't get a pass in hollywood than any possible change in direction for Disco.
posted to MetaFilter by dinty_moore at 1:34 PM on June 15, 2018
FanFare post: Special Event: World Cup 2018 - Matchday 1
yeah i don't get out of bed for france
posted to FanFare by poffin boffin at 1:20 PM on June 15, 2018
MeFi post:
wait, could there be parts of other games that might also be historically inaccurate? how could such perfidy be allowed
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 8:16 PM on June 12, 2018
MeFi post: The lifespan of a lie
In '88 I took a 200-level psychology class and someone asked the professor about Zimbardo.

There went that class period. He spent the entire time going over how broken and bad it was, diagramming it, debunking it, and going into every single part of it from top to bottom, and then took five minutes at the end to dismantle Zimbardo himself as well (he said that he'd met Zimbardo at a conference and that he had "never met a more self-deluded... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by mephron at 6:52 AM on June 12, 2018
MeFi post: Anthony Bourdain has died.
The Best Writing On Anthony Bourdain
- "But here, we've pulled together a collection of what might be considered the best writing about Bourdain — a man who was largely defined by his ability to offer his unvarnished, and often correct, opinion, but also by his willingness to publicly grapple with himself. Aside from rewatching the entire runs of "No Reservations" and "Parts Unknown" there might be no better way to come to understand Tony than to read what... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by the man of twists and turns at 8:49 AM on June 8, 2018
MeFi post: How Single-Take Shots Invaded Franchises
An article about long takes and no mention of Russian Ark?
posted to MetaFilter by lagomorphius at 8:36 PM on June 7, 2018
MeFi post: Roseanne no more
Oh no. The right is retaliating. They want Bill Maher axed, too.

I just. You guys. I don't know what to do. It seems like such a horrible price to pay. Oh noes. Not the briar patch, please.
posted to MetaFilter by scaryblackdeath at 12:46 PM on May 29, 2018
MeFi post: The Emperor has died. Long Live the Emperor!
John Bain was more than just any run-of-the-mill Gamergater - he was the hate group's most public face, its most visible shotcaller, who performatively tut-tutted about harassment in public when he realized positioning himself as "neutral" would be better for his brand, but continued to give scripts in private and identify targets for legions of followers to harass more or less until his death. He was penning massive lie-ridden diatribes to try to whitewash Gamergate's origins and... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by kafziel at 12:02 AM on May 26, 2018
MeFi post: Go West to the Sunken Place.
But from MC Hammer to Kanye it was nothing but gangsta rap

'2 Legit 2 Quit' was released in 1991, and 'Through the Wire' was released in 2003. In the intervening years:

1992 - 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of Arrested Development; Bizarre Ride II The Pharcyde
1993 - Buhloone Mindstate; Innercity Griots
1994 - 6 Feet Deep; Resurrection
1995 - Do You Want More?!; Coast II... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by box at 1:34 PM on May 3, 2018
This aged well
posted to MetaFilter by azarbayejani at 12:55 AM on May 3, 2018
But from MC Hammer to Kanye it was nothing but gangsta rap

This is... incorrect.
posted to MetaFilter by P.o.B. at 11:35 PM on May 2, 2018
MeFi post: The most obvious and potentially lethal flaw
Why jail them when you could just have them ride their own invention over and over again
posted to MetaFilter by Hermione Granger at 11:10 PM on March 24, 2018
MeFi post: Kaiserschlacht
The French 75 is also a delicious cocktail.
posted to MetaFilter by Pirate-Bartender-Zombie-Monkey at 7:00 PM on March 21, 2018
MeFi post: It was like I was a vampire & any photon of Trump would turn me to dust.
He has managed to become shockingly uninformed during one of the most eventful chapters in modern American history. He is as ignorant as a contemporary citizen could ever hope to be.

literally thought that sentence was referring to Donald J Trump, not some random dude in ohio who refuses to read the news
posted to MetaFilter by halation at 8:33 AM on March 10, 2018
MeFi post: Against Popular Culture
Also, I think it's pretty gross and over the top to suggest Adorno is 'redefining freedom' or requiring 'strict adherence' to his own set of aesthetic values. This is a man who fled the Nazis. He was a committed anti-fascist. Commenters who write about him in such ways are unwittingly mirroring far-right rhetoric that suggests left-wingers are the real fascists for merely laying out their vision for society, mistaking a desire for genuine engagement and debate for their own violent, conquering... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Panthalassa at 9:07 PM on February 25, 2018
MeFi post: "I'm not sure what Walt would think..."
juv3nal, u write that and I swear I'll beta it.
posted to MetaFilter by potrzebie at 9:08 AM on February 10, 2018
MeFi post: It's a premise, Sam. Run with it.
15-year Lucas Arts veteran Aric Wilmunder hosts his own games industry archive, which includes design docs for:• various Monkey Island games
• Maniac Mansion
•Day of the Tentacle
• The Dig
• Rebel Assault
• Shadows of the Empire
• The Telecommuter and
• a SCUMM manual and a tutorial.The design doc for Sam and Max Hit the Road is just the tip of this iceberg.... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by Doktor Zed at 8:42 AM on February 1, 2018
MeFi post: Straight Outta Romford
Leave 'im, Whitey. E's not wurf it.
posted to MetaFilter by Devonian at 4:49 AM on January 24, 2018
MeFi post: Butter me up!
Does it really make any sense to get angry or otherwise work oneself into a lather

are you new
posted to MetaFilter by poffin boffin at 6:39 PM on January 13, 2018
MeFi post: 1123 Miles from Bloom County
Non-Facebook Bloom County.
RSS feed.
posted to MetaFilter by DataPacRat at 9:44 PM on January 2, 2018
MeFi post: F*ck if Jack cared that Rose had frozen snot plastered to her face
Fortunately, having grown up as a boy in the 80s, I don't need to defend my childhood passions. Because the entire media industry is tripping over itself to do it for me and to find a way to that profit from that nostalgia, no matter how crass and stupid the result.

I, too, am ready to watch Ready Player One.
posted to MetaFilter by zabuni at 5:46 PM on December 20, 2017
speaking of fanfic

me @ rian johnson, over a bad phone-line connection: make poe/finn canon

— 🌈DUBIOUS THE VERY QUEER & TIRED🌈 (@DubiousCA) December 20, 2017

posted to MetaFilter by nicebookrack at 1:06 PM on December 20, 2017
MeFi post: I aint one of yall peers, I'm the sum of all fears
That video juv3nal linked of Black Thought and Method Man going back and forth shows that while this may be an exceptional performance, he's not exaggerating much when he says "just what I had to say at the moment." It looks like he can do this all day. Method Man's performance is great, but he still seems pretty intimidated to be following Black Thought. He's like apologizing at the end, "I wasn't supposed to come after his last verse!... [more]
posted to MetaFilter by straight at 9:20 AM on December 15, 2017
MeFi post: Episode 57: Return of the 'Fox
All I know is about:mozilla better bring up a new chapter in the Book of Mozilla.

Spoiler: it does.
posted to MetaFilter by mhoye at 10:30 AM on November 13, 2017
MeFi post: On the Record
[We are absolutely not having the But It Wouldn't Stand Up In Court Therefore We Should Ignore it argument here. ]
posted to MetaFilter by restless_nomad at 4:03 PM on November 9, 2017
MetaTalk post: Best of the Web?
That seems like a complicated branding move given how their portmanteau works.
posted to MetaTalk by cortex at 12:34 PM on November 6, 2017
I think it's bizarre that some people are calling me sexist/racist/homophobe etc, etc when nothing I've said here has even the slightest hint that it's true or it's my hidden agenda.

Sometimes it's what you don't say. I'm trying to think of a blunt, simple-to-understand analogy...Say someone came in and said, "I miss the good ol' days," where "good ol' days" could mean, for example, pre - Civil War when slavery was explicitly... [more]
posted to MetaTalk by Sockin'inthefreeworld at 12:36 PM on November 6, 2017
i like how you spelled out 26 to get past the potential problem of someone asking which children are responsible for typing numbers
posted to MetaTalk by poffin boffin at 4:12 PM on November 4, 2017
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