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 on: Today at 09:23 
Started by emsilly - Last post by A Duck
Go on Marten... Dump her!

I think she moved in with Marten too soon.

It's hard to know, we really have no idea how long they've been together. It might be over a year, for all we know.

Still soon, sure, but not inconceivable considering their respective positions in life.

 on: Today at 09:20 
Started by emsilly - Last post by flondrix
Go on Marten... Dump her!

I think she moved in with Marten too soon.

 on: Today at 09:17 
Started by GarandMarine - Last post by A Duck
I played some of the first Witcher a few years ago. I can handle the quirks, but my stupid decision to play it in the highest difficulty meant I eventually reached a point where it got excessively frustrating and I ended up stopping.

I really don't want to play the second or third games before playing the first one, though.

 on: Today at 09:06 
Started by GarandMarine - Last post by LTK
Dark Souls can quite possibly be played forever, as long as there remain other players.

Anyway, can you tolerate the quirks of classic CRPGs? If not, you'd do well to skip to the second Witcher game, which is a far more streamlined experience than the first one. The first is built on the Neverwinter Nights engine. It's a good game, but a number of questionable design decisions make it a lot less palatable to a modern audience. The Witcher 2 is not what I'd call accessible either - the first instances of combat can be ludicrously difficult - but it's much more in line with modern design sensibilities and has an amazing two-branched plot that I don't think any game has replicated since.

 on: Today at 08:57 
Started by emsilly - Last post by DannyboyTheDane
It's also possible Dora told Claire that her insecurity is what led to the end of their relationship, intending it to simply be a piece of helpful relationship advice to the two (maybe to help Claire not worry as she herself had, maybe wanting Marten to be spared a similar experience again), and that Claire then, out of worry, took it to mean she shouldn't show too much of her own insecurity to Marten lest it also ruin their relationship. Dora broke off the relationship because she realised she was the one being unfair and even went (still goes?) to therapy for it, so I just find it hard to believe (not to mention unfair) if she has somehow now come to the conclusion that Marten handled it poorly (except for maybe not quite grasping the severity of it). It's going to be interesting to see if there's anything there or if it was just a turn of phrase on Claire's part to refer to the Dora/Marten situation (I highly suspect this latter possibility to be the correct one).

 on: Today at 08:55 
Started by Welu - Last post by sitnspin
A little blood spray doesn't mean he can't walk away. I've walked away from plenty of fights where bleeding was involved.
Still doesn't alter the fact that this is a major deal...
Again, it's only a "major deal" if anyone other than the three of them even know it happened. No one can react to events they don't know occurred.

 on: Today at 08:53 
Started by Welu - Last post by cesium133
Speculation: what if it was Amber/Amazi-Girl that released the list?  :psyduck:

 on: Today at 08:45 
Started by emsilly - Last post by emsilly
I gotta say, I get a bit WTF when these sort of debates arise. The worse one I think was the whole safety pin fiasco when people were actively attacking people with the pin on show on social media as *not doing enough*... failing to notice (or even concede) that doing SOMETHING is better than doing nothing, that a show of support lets the people affected know they are NOT as isolated as they may think.

Slightly related to this... I just get miffed at the militancy of certain sections who attack all and sundry if they do not walk the same path as those same militants...
Use that same debate for religion and I think we all know where that leads.

In essence... if someone is supporting your cause, don't be a dick and rat on them for not supporting your cause *enough*, because all that will do is turn them away from you. Maybe better aim your anger at those who are actively, openly and joyfully attacking you?

...just a thought.

I think you're misunderstanding the motivation here in a very critical way. You frame the issue as though it were about ideological purity, akin to how communists split infinitely over tiny details of doctrine. That isn't what it's about at all. It's about disappointment. It is disappointing to find that people don't support your rights as much as you'd believed or hoped. You might think that it's a minor point, but for those who are affected it isn't. Having someone you trusted or admired - or having a community you're part of - turn out to not being as supportive and accepting of you as you thought is a very unsettling experience. It hammers home that even amongst people who are ostensibly accepting that you are still somehow different, something other, rather than just another person. These experiences erode trust, and push people back towards communities of people who share their differences, where they know that they won't be made to feel weird or odd or strange.

It's not about ideological purity, it's about exclusion.

 on: Today at 07:52 
Started by GarandMarine - Last post by A Duck
I've been trying to push myself out of my game-comfort zone. I can't just keep playing Zelda and Dark Souls over and over again.

I mean, I play a lot of stuff, but I tend to "hide" a little on those games sometimes.

The Steam Sale supposedly starts today, I might get something to help. Maybe a shooter, maybe some strategy stuff.

On the other hand I've had the first 2 Witcher games sitting on my library for years now.

 on: Today at 07:50 
Started by Welu - Last post by A Duck
I just noticed Joyce's current outfit seems to be her original "It's Walky" outfit. Neat!

It's nice to see Joe's crap finally hitting the fan, but this whole thing would be much better if we didn't have that gigantic cliffhanger. I mean, not even hinting at what happened? Really?

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