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About Candescence

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  • Birthday 12/19/1990

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  1. Here's a livestream of a Peregrine Falcon couple raising a few chicks in Melbourne: https://g0.ipcamlive.com/player/player.php?alias=367falconcamera

  2. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    To be fair, Jesus wasn't exactly the ruler of Israel (the folks in charge of Israel were the aforementioned Romans), nor did he intend to be, whereas Muhammad basically ruled his own kingdom.
  3. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    There's a point where trying to be civil to those who are being uncivil is simply a bad idea, however - for example, the Allied Powers appeasing the Nazis to try and avoid war right up until the invasion of Poland. At some point, civility against someone who is actively hostile towards you and will go to any lengths to destroy everything you represent is a fool's errand. And considering the GOP under Trump and the right-wing are actively repeating the history of the Nazi Party (actual historians are raising the alarm about this), you have to keep in mind that specific threshold in question may have already been crossed.
  4. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    This video is worth watching on the matter: tl;dr: The last time this sort of thing happened (Clarence Thomas and the Anita Hill allegations) it caused a major backlash from Dem and Independent voters and was a major factor in making Bush Sr. a single-term president. It even caused a major primary upset against a well-liked Democrat senator who only voted for Thomas' confirmation because he outright promised Bush he would (which happened before the allegations came out, which made things incredibly awkward for him when they did), resulting in the election of the first female African-American senator to office. And the Thomas nomination wasn't even in an election year.
  5. Candescence

    Jump Force (February 2019)| Goku in America

    I'd honestly be more excited if the presentation didn't look like absolute trash, just like J Stars before it. No, seriously, it does. It's basically "stock UE4 'realistic' visuals and effects with anime characters dropped in". It doesn't mesh with any of the material present at all. My first reaction to this game's reveal is basically the same as MvC Infinite, aka "I'd be in love right now if the devs hadn't completely dropped the ball on the presentation". At least the models here are competently handled, which is frustrating because all you need at that point is to replace the textures and shaders with cel-shaded stuff and you're gold. And maybe not go overboard with the particle effects. I sincerely don't get these games that use anime-style characters but insist on realistic rendering styles or bizarre hybrids (the DB Xenoverse games have this weird pseudo-cel shading that just looks friggn' ugly, which is why I use cel-shading mods for the PC versions that look a billion times better).
  6. Currently binge-watching Overlord. Wow, this show is really good.

  7. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Establishing party rules that promote consensus and limit infighting is probably a smart move. Disunity is death in politics, and the GOP have been lucky enough to make gains in spite of that, but it can only take them so far, which is why there is a lot of frustration over the GOP barely doing anything for the base despite having all three houses of government, because they simply cannot get their house in order.
  8. Candescence

    Super Mario Odyssey (October 27, 2017)

    I just find it fucking hilarious that Nintendo ended up with a similar idea entirely independently, only for the fans to latch onto something similar via a completely different method. ... Though I do expect an Odyssey 2 or an expansion utilising a lot of unused ideas. I mean, at this point, a lot of people want more Odyssey, and there's a lot of stuff that didn't get into the final game.
  9. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Concerning the Supreme Court, isn't it a major problem that the Court appointees are decided by the Senate in the first place? Such an important position can't and shouldn't be merely handled by a majority vote in government nor should the nominee be picked by the President themselves. The fact that the nomination of a justice can be made into a partisan issue in the first place is a blatant flaw. Granted, my country's High Court nomination process is significantly less transparent, but process requires consultation with every attorney-general in the country before proceeding, each High Court Justice has a mandatory retirement date, and generally the nominees are not particularly controversial. It's comparatively lot less of a shitshow.
  10. Candescence

    New Super Mario Bros U - Deluxe - Switch - January 11th 2019

    Lmao it's spreading: I love how this stuff is a natural extrapolation of a power-up Nintendo themselves devised. Nintendo, you fools, you brought this on yourselves.
  11. I love how this Bowsette/Boweach stuff is a natural extrapolation of a power-up Nintendo themselves devised, to the point where it's spread over to Sonic and Shadow as well.

    Nintendo, you fools, you brought this on yourselves.

    1. VEDJ-F


      Technically, they did specify that it only works on Toadette. 

      It's just that nobody cares.

    2. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      Bowsette the Evil Koopa Sorceress is strangely fitting.

    3. Polkadi~♪


      i think they made a new fetish

    4. Bobnik


      The first thing I saw when I woke up was "Boweach" being a thing

      and already seeing NSFW stuff

      Nintendo how are you so oblivious

      And yes I have seen Soneach and Shadeach already

      i hate that this power-up even exists

    5. Lord-Dreamerz


      I love that this power-up exists!

      It's amusing and I'm greatly enjoying seeing this become more and popular, plus all the lovely fan art. Hohoo!

    6. VEDJ-F


      Isabelle, K.Rool, a Chain Chomp, Yoshi, Ridley, Bowser Jr, Mario, Waluigi, TJ "Henry" Yoshi, I've seen a lot on the meme page. 

  12. Apparently it's the anniversary of Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite. A cautionary tale of how not to develop a fighting game.

    1. Jovahexeon Dapper Ridley

      Jovahexeon Dapper Ridley

      How fitting,  considering that Ace Attorney fans got shat on again. 

  13. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    This is also a pretty big reason why the GOP are stuck between a rock and a hard place on this one. While there's plenty of conservative justices that they could pick, the GOP want Kavanaugh because he would be most likely to protect Trump and Kennedy essentially hand-picked him, and the whole effort is symbolic, in a way - if the Democrats successfully derail what should be an otherwise straightforward nomination process and delay until the midterms, the evangelicals believe it'll make it harder for the GOP to retain control of the Senate due to conservative voters giving up on the GOP altogether and staying home. Said evangelicals are already frustrated as it is that not only did the GOP fall right into a nasty bind, the longer this develops and the more opportunities for Ford and the Dems to solidify the case against Kavanaugh, the more perilous it becomes for more marginal GOP senators to vote for his nomination and more justified Dem senators in more red-leaning states are in voting against him.
  14. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    While you should never take polls for granted, this is pretty big: The midterms are gonna be fun as hell, no matter who wins.
  15. Candescence

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    The electoral college frankly has its own ridiculous issues that make that a moot point, though. Using the national popular vote is a better metric at this point.

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