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God of death, destruction and decay. Likes fluffy kittens.
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Re: First Steam Decks Ship Next Month
Jan 27, 2022, 07:24
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Re: First Steam Decks Ship Next Month Jan 27, 2022, 07:24
Jan 27, 2022, 07:24
 
I reserved mine 30 minutes after the window opened (was at work, lol) so hopefully it arrives soon. Cthulhu
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Re: OotB: Brrrr
Jan 22, 2022, 17:26
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Re: OotB: Brrrr Jan 22, 2022, 17:26
Jan 22, 2022, 17:26
 
Careful with the heater if you do get one! NYC has had a couple of bad fires recently that were caused by ones that malfunctioned.

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Re: Steam Deck Anti-Cheat Update
Jan 22, 2022, 17:23
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Re: Steam Deck Anti-Cheat Update Jan 22, 2022, 17:23
Jan 22, 2022, 17:23
 
Nevermind the b*****ks, just release it already! My Deck is already late! Cthulhu

NB calculating the number of asterisks in the above was the most work I have done all day...
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Re: OotB: MLK
Jan 17, 2022, 15:06
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Re: OotB: MLK Jan 17, 2022, 15:06
Jan 17, 2022, 15:06
 
If anyone here has not already watched Young Frankenstein, they are hereby instructed to do so.

You'll thank your local neighborhood Dark Lord for it! Cthulhu
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Re: Steam Deck on Deck
Jan 13, 2022, 20:22
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Re: Steam Deck on Deck Jan 13, 2022, 20:22
Jan 13, 2022, 20:22
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 19:25:
So how many of you weirdos are getting one of these?

Ya weirdos!


The orcs and I are getting one. As a thousand year old undead necromancer, I definitely qualify as a weirdo. The orcs and I will let you know how the framerates are for FFXV on the Deck. Cthulhu
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Re: OotB: Icy You
Jan 9, 2022, 16:48
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Re: OotB: Icy You Jan 9, 2022, 16:48
Jan 9, 2022, 16:48
 
fakespyder wrote on Jan 9, 2022, 16:08:
Cyprus reportedly discovers a Covid variant that combines omicron and delta.
No, damn it. Just no!

Birds are real, a US government agency wants to assure you. Bird is the word, Peter Griffin wants to assure you

Bird-house!

Everybody's heard about the bird
B-b-b bird, bird, bird, b-bird's the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, the bird is the word
A well a bird, bird, bird, well the bird is the word

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjpHUXqHfCI&ab_channel=MehrLicht%21[

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Re: OotB: Happy Birthday Frans!
Jan 8, 2022, 18:42
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Re: OotB: Happy Birthday Frans! Jan 8, 2022, 18:42
Jan 8, 2022, 18:42
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 18:26:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 14:03:
sauron wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 13:52:
Happy birthday! Balloon

New Year's resolution - eat fewer hobbits. Doc says they contain too much salt, cholesterol and alcohol (!). Cthulhu
Just cut out second breakfast and elevensies and you should be fine.

Double the hobbits, Elf's are just skin and bones....

Actually elves qualify as either fish or plants depending on which wraith you ask. So I may have to go pescatarian or vegetarian. Cthulhu
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Re: OotB: Happy Birthday Frans!
Jan 8, 2022, 18:39
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Re: OotB: Happy Birthday Frans! Jan 8, 2022, 18:39
Jan 8, 2022, 18:39
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 18:28:
Wolfen wrote on Jan 8, 2022, 18:07:
Random update by me. I know a couple of people here were interested in my China stories during the start of Covid. Well, things here are still quite normal. Some cases pop up here and there and Shanghai continues to assault it with strength by enforcing lockdowns on anyone who had even been in close range of the person/people who tested positive.

For the most part, though our lives have been fairly normal for the past year and a half. We only wear masks in taxis as they require it, hospitals, banks, government facilities, etc. A lot of people will still wear masks purely out of safety for themselves and everyone else but it isn't even really needed at this point still. Most people are vaccinated, but it's that classic style vaccine of a deactivated version of the virus. I am unsure of its efficacy of it since I always hear different things. But I have had two shots and can't get a third until Feb. A few places ask for our health codes. The health code is how they know if you are safe, risky, or infected. The contact tracing here is insane because yes...China really does know at the very least where you have been all the time. Unless you don't carry a phone. Then they need to use one of their bazillion cameras to find you.

But the real big update is that I am moving to Malaysia in a couple of weeks. My time in China is ending after a decade. This was very intentional. Our company has a new studio there and my family has been in Malaysia since before COVID started. I haven't seen them since. So this move benefits both of us and has been almost a year in the making.

Anyhow, sorry to blog post on your forum Blue. And happy birthday to Frans!

Stay safe everyone.

Trust me I've blogged on here before. And congrats on the move I hope!

Me too. Enjoy KL (and Singapore), and your family! Mrs. Sauron and I haven't seen ours in over two years - hers are in Japan, mine are in the UK/Mordor. Travel restrictions are rough for us but I'm sure China is much worse.
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Re: OotB: Happy Birthday Frans!
Jan 8, 2022, 13:52
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Re: OotB: Happy Birthday Frans! Jan 8, 2022, 13:52
Jan 8, 2022, 13:52
 
Happy birthday! Balloon

New Year's resolution - eat fewer hobbits. Doc says they contain too much salt, cholesterol and alcohol (!). Cthulhu
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Re: OotB: Mysterious
Jan 5, 2022, 18:36
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Re: OotB: Mysterious Jan 5, 2022, 18:36
Jan 5, 2022, 18:36
 
1badmf wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 18:17:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 17:06:
Novak Djokovic's visa cancelled after a 12 hour "standoff" at the Melbourne Airport. It will be interesting to see how it goes from here...

Edit: Ah... found this tidbit: ".....reportedly traveled to Australia on a visa that does not permit medical exemptions for being unvaccinated..."

fuck that douchebag. he hosted a tennis tournament where everyone got infected, and ironically it was that infection that allowed him to get an exemption. i'm glad someone down there is willing to stand up to his bullshit and told him to fuck off.

Agreed. Here in Mordor he would have been sent to our medical lab for additional testing. Our scientists are vampires in white coats, and they require *LARGE* blood samples... Cthulhu
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle
Jan 5, 2022, 18:29
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Re: Star Citizen $40K Bundle Jan 5, 2022, 18:29
Jan 5, 2022, 18:29
 
The Half Elf wrote on Jan 5, 2022, 11:37:
*pulls out the altar*

DEREK SMART!

That must be the same altar nin and I used to cavort around back in the day, with assembled wraiths, Leisure Suit Larry developers and other utterly evil spirits. Then we'd sacrifice a really large donkey to the ghost of Derek Smart. It had to be the Biggest Ass We Could Find!

I still miss nin. Good times. Cthulhu
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Re: OotB: Auld Lang Syne
Jan 1, 2022, 18:02
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Re: OotB: Auld Lang Syne Jan 1, 2022, 18:02
Jan 1, 2022, 18:02
 
Blue wrote on Jan 1, 2022, 13:15:
sauron wrote on Jan 1, 2022, 10:31:
Agreed, The Thin Man (by Dashiell Hammett) is pretty good, and Basil Rathbone was always my favorite Sherlock. But I'd put Raymond Chandler's Marlowe above them all. I'm sure everyone here has seen The Big Sleep (Bogart and Bacall), but if not, give yourself a New Year movie treat!
I agree. The Big Sleep is a good movie, and captures a lot of the book. But I must add that nothing lives up to Chandler's writing. Probably mostly due to the way Marlowe was such a strong silent type externally, but he also had an inner dialogue that just wouldn't shut up. It makes it tough to film. I appreciate the attempt to overcome this in the film version of Lady in the Lake. They shot it first-person from Marlowe's perspective. It doesn't turn out that great, and it's not nearly as good as The Big Sleep as a movie, but I admire the effort.

My guilty admission is that though Chandler's Philip Marlowe books are my all-time favorites, I've always found it too difficult to follow the convoluted plot twists of the central mysteries. I thought it was just me, and maybe it is for the books. But I was really amused by TCM's noire movie package where they ask several film experts to explain the plot of the movie of The Big Sleep. They all laugh and admit it's basically impossible to follow even in that simplified form. One of them ventures something like: "It's a movie about the world's sexiest book store." And that's better than any summary I could ever come up with.

I think I've read those books more than any others in my life - Chandler was the best noir writer (and among the best writers, period) I have ever read. The Big Sleep (book) is fantastic, but the one that really grabs me is The Long Goodbye (book).

If you're doing brunch tomorrow and are drinking (I don't), maybe skip the martinis and go with a Gimlet, a la The Long Goodbye? Rose's classic lime juice is widely available.

Re. the plots, we can discuss: The Big Sleep, the rich father has two messed up daughters, one of whom is a psychopath and killed her husband whom the old guy liked, hence the case. The younger psycho daughter is being used as blackmail bait for the other (with whom Marlowe becomes involved. He solves the case.

The Long Goodbye - a fashionable society wife hires Marlowe to take care of her alcoholic husband who is a famous author. She has had two lovers, ever, including the husband, who have both been seduced by a rich woman. She kills the woman and her unfaithful alcoholic husband. The other former lover (former Brit SAS) is framed for the murders, Marlowe avoids becoming entangled with the wife, solves the case and she commits suicide. The SAS guy gets away and adopts a new identity in Mexico
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Happy New Year! Cthulhu

PS if you get bored with those, The Little Sister is also really fantastic.
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Re: Happy Birthday Diablo
Jan 1, 2022, 10:37
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Re: Happy Birthday Diablo Jan 1, 2022, 10:37
Jan 1, 2022, 10:37
 
So was release date December 31 1996, or January 3 1997?

**Drumroll**

'I sense a Soul in Search of Answers...'

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Re: OotB: Auld Lang Syne
Jan 1, 2022, 10:31
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Re: OotB: Auld Lang Syne Jan 1, 2022, 10:31
Jan 1, 2022, 10:31
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 31, 2021, 22:11:
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 31, 2021, 19:56:
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2021, 19:47:
Wait, Thin Man movies exist, and there are five of them already?? I'm a horror fan of both classic (The Thing, The Shining, Alien) and more recent (It Follows, Cabin in the Woods, The Witch) movies. How could I have missed this?
Sarcasm or confusion?

I'd say he's joking. Probably a joke related to Stephen King's Thinner. I've seen, and enjoyed, the Thin Man film series, Blue, is referring to. I've always been a huge TCM fan and watcher. It's easily my most watched channel. While not as good as the Thin Man series the Torchy Blane series is enjoyable too if you like these old sleuth type movies. And the old Sherlock Holmes films with Basil Rathbone are the best.

Happy New Year All!

Agreed, The Thin Man (by Dashiell Hammett) is pretty good, and Basil Rathbone was always my favorite Sherlock. But I'd put Raymond Chandler's Marlowe above them all. I'm sure everyone here has seen The Big Sleep (Bogart and Bacall), but if not, give yourself a New Year movie treat!


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Re: Get Tomb Raider Trilogy for Free
Dec 31, 2021, 09:24
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Re: Get Tomb Raider Trilogy for Free Dec 31, 2021, 09:24
Dec 31, 2021, 09:24
 
I jumped on these at 11.02am yesterday and was able to grab them without any issues. Funny thing is, I actually bought two of them recently in a Steam sale, very cheap. Oh well.
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Re: Get Salt and Sanctuary for Free
Dec 30, 2021, 11:05
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Re: Get Salt and Sanctuary for Free Dec 30, 2021, 11:05
Dec 30, 2021, 11:05
 
OK, hang on to your hats. Three recent Tomb Raider games for free on the Epic site today.

Unfortunately, I bought two of them in the recent Steam sale but never mind. Snagged, bagged and tagged. Cthulhu
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Re: Get Moving Out for Free
Dec 28, 2021, 16:46
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Re: Get Moving Out for Free Dec 28, 2021, 16:46
Dec 28, 2021, 16:46
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 28, 2021, 16:19:
Not bitching but i did have two back to back home visitors. One doa hdd that Dell's built-in hardware check said "what hdd?" and one corrupted windoze update that the troubleshooter couldn't fix.
belatedly snatched

Remember, there's only a few days left of the 15 days of freebies…
I will miss them when they're gone.☹️

Sorry to hear it. Hope the hardware/software issues are fixed.

I too will miss the free games. Reminds me of hobbits, really. You don't see any for ages, and then a whole pack/group/whatever comes along, and you have to either roast them or salt or freeze them before they're gone.

Prey and Pathfinder:Kingmaker were our virtual Hobbit in Orange Sauce this holiday season. Cthulhu
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Re: Get Moving Out for Free
Dec 28, 2021, 12:53
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Re: Get Moving Out for Free Dec 28, 2021, 12:53
Dec 28, 2021, 12:53
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 28, 2021, 12:34:
Why would anyone want a game about something everyone hates doing? I remember a comedian talking about it once saying it was easier to recruit people to be suicide bombers than it is to convince people to help you move.

I think the physics part of it looks kinda fun. I watched a Japanese comedian show recently where a team of comedians tried to play physics-based co-op. Effortlessly stupid.


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Re: Get Mages of Mystralia for Free
Dec 28, 2021, 06:59
8.
Re: Get Mages of Mystralia for Free Dec 28, 2021, 06:59
Dec 28, 2021, 06:59
 
Mages of Swagralia, surely. Cthulhu
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Re: OotB: Merry Christmas!
Dec 25, 2021, 19:31
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Re: OotB: Merry Christmas! Dec 25, 2021, 19:31
Dec 25, 2021, 19:31
 
Happy Holidays All!

I eschewed the usual Roast Hobbit here at Barad-Dur this year (too heavy, and takes too long to cook), and made Fish Provencal with boiled baby potatoes, grilled vegetable skewers and a crisp green salad. Not at all bad.

Holiday movies here will be Miss Congeniality (for Mrs. Sauron) and Bond (for everyone).

If anyone hasn't grabbed Prey for free on the Epic sale, they should do so ASAP.

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