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Patticus last won the day on April 6 2013

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  1. Patticus

    What music are you currently listening to?

    Quite possibly the most beautiful piece of music associated with J.R.R. Tolkien's work, adapted from a poem in the Silmarillion. If you liked the Dwarves' singing in the Hobbit films, check dis out: Holy shit that's good.
  2. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    I'd hope that it'll end up a Roy Moore situation, but one of these days, a completely abhorrent individual will run and win. I mean, if it happened to Trump on the national level, it can happen to any number of regional contenders.
  3. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Good lord, would you look at the state of that page... I don't understand how primary voters can be so stupid; they just handed the election there to the Democratic nominee.
  4. Patticus

    Star Wars

    Odd, I've not heard of anyone who was disappointed in it. Although, being a new Star Wars, it wouldn't surprise me at all. Rogue One is every bit as good, and while episodes 8 & 9 aren't super popular with fans, I found both very enjoyable.
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    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    I never again want to hear "b-but Clinton and Lynch met on the tarmac!" and I have no idea what the law says about the President engaging in presumed or actual witness tampering, but it must play a role in Mueller's investigation, surely?
  6. I haven't stopped listening to this masterpiece of a remix all goddamn day. It's so bouncy and funky.

  7. I've been listening to some old Sonic sound font swaps, and while most are merely okay, not as good as the original etc, this one I think is actually a bit better.


    1. JezMM


      The opening was super lame but when it got into the main tune, yeah, wow, this really works.

    2. Depression Kong

      Depression Kong

      I think most of the intrinsic value of these remixes just comes from hearing tracks you're so familiar with reinterpreted with different instruments, as opposed to them being any better or worse than the original. The difference in pitch and tone in a lot of them helps in setting them apart from the original, too.

      This version of Marble Zone would be pretty average on its own, but the "gruff" bassline and change in pitch make it feel like a completely different song.


    3. SupahBerry


      @Depression Kong

      This is mainly a personal preferance, but I like more SNES remixes that better reflect it's aesthetic and have better instrument variety, and not just throw together a few Mario world instruments.

      And while we're at it:


  8. I feel like Sonic 3D Blast deserves to get a real 3D remake, in the style of that neat 3D Sonic tech demo someone made a year or two back.

  9. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    Imagine the furor if the board had stuck with him, or not done anything either way; the likely boycotts and protests, the negative headlines. You have to get out way ahead of shit like this when it pops into the news, you have to be proactive in meting out punishments, or your brand will absolutely suffer and you'll lose a lot of money. He had to go, hell he had to resign as soon as the news broke, but since he didn't the next best thing happened. The fact that he's now suing the company... yeah he's completely tone deaf, probably from living inside a rich conservative bubble where saying that shit is a-okay. My brother was friends with the daughter of a Papa John's exec in university, in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was invited their home in Kentucky one summer. Never, he says, has he known people more self-centered or up their own ass. Schnatter more than likely is the same kind of man; narcissistic, huge ego, thinks his shit don't stink, cognizant that saying racist things is bad but doesn't have any concept that his words have consequences.
  10. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    The census citizenship question has re-emerged in the news, after it was revealed that Wilbur Ross lied repeatedly about who requested it (he did, not the DoJ, as he claimed). Tweet thread: Ross is nothing but a Trumpist liar who should fired. Edit: Stormy Daniels' arrest in Columbus the other week was pre-planned by corrupt, partisan high-ranking members of the police force, most likely as an intimidation tactic. http://thefayetteadvocate.com/2018/07/25/whistleblower-provides-emails-that-show-stormy-daniels-arrest-was-pre-planned/
  11. Patticus

    Star Wars

    They'll most likely talk about his breakout during the arc's opening newsreel-style monologue, if anything. That's always been sufficient to slap a sizable wad of context and exposition onto other stories. And yes, the comic does matter - they won't want to tread on the toes of the media released after the show was cancelled.
  12. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    That's excellent work. If we can keep up this level of vigilance, we won't be as easily divided as we were in 2016. Not sure if want, he might have too much baggage from the Obama era to stand a chance of winning, but I guess I'd like to hear him speak, hear his platform, before I choose to write him off or support him. Meanwhile, uh, we're fucked...
  13. Patticus

    Star Wars

    Filoni must've been beside himself with joy when he was contacted and told to do the new episodes. Well, the 8 old ones and 4 IIRC new ones. Gutted that we won't be seeing the 28 or so other episodes that were in production at time of cancellation - the ones not turned into the Lost Missions episodes, Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir or Dark Disciple, but Mandalore effectively puts an end to the whole show, unless Disney decides it's in its interests to make more to draw more fan attention down the road, but they'll might turn those arcs into individual feature length episodes and treat them like little movies, like Futurama did for a little bit.
  14. Patticus

    Star Wars

    My reaction yesterday upon learning of this news: This, the other new Star Wars shows, and the prospect of Kenobi being Disney Streaming-exclusive too (thanks to their inept handling of Solo), mean I pretty well have no choice now. I have to have that service. The twelve new episodes will be divided into three arcs of four episodes, two of which were part-way done and fully voiced by the cast when TCW was canned; these animatics were later shown to fans in their half-baked state. The animatic arcs, the Crystal Crisis and the Bad Batch, will be followed by the Siege of Mandalore, which IIRC is entirely new. So, sadly that means we still won't be seeing Boba Fett and Cad Bane facing off, or the war on Kashyyyk, or Cato Neimoidia, or the innumerable other places and plots that were in the works when the can hammer came down (65 episodes were in the pipeline at time of cancellation). So yeah, we will almost certainly never see those tales realized, because the Siege of Mandalore story takes place immediately prior to Revenge of the Sith (Mandalore is where Obi-Wan & Anakin receive word of Grievous' raid and Palpatine's capture), which is why the character models have been updated to look as the characters in RotS did. Also announced at Comic-Con, books and comics! Damn it's a good time for the new Star Wars EU.
  15. Patticus

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    China would like to be rid of Trump, given that anyone from the rest of the GOP would end this stupid trade war pretty quickly. They likely wouldn't mind a Democrat winning in 2020 either, for the same reasons, but I can't say how much this desire to shut down the trade war will influence whether or not they actively interfere in that most important part of American society. Speaking of interference... Similar to the scenario I outlined earlier, it would be absolute chaos. Not only would Americans' confidence in their own democracy be badly shaken, so too would the confidence of the rest of the free world be rocked, which benefits only tyrants like Putin.

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