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I’ll be your shooting star~ Wish upon me and I’ll be there to SUCK YOUR BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD

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  • Experience; knowledge; understanding. When where and how we acquired these heavily dictate our subjective experience with... well, everything, including media and the art within.

    Based on my own observations, the average person follows a very basic pattern and have not bothered to grow as a person beyond this. They want to absorb entertaining content with minimal energy. We all do at our core, but some of us can move beyond it. For those of us that haven't yet, our media conglomerates are happy to cater with over-saturation such as with Marvel. We can observe the market, but the average person literally doesn't care. Are they unaware of critical analysis skills? Is there no energy to ponder these things after a 10+h work day? Sometimes both. Perhaps neither.

    The Rock was in a lot of famous movies and he has a great public personality. Now he is in low-quality spit-out productions because his face generates money nostalgia in his viewers. I can flip this from movies to video games as well with Nintendo. How delusional people were with Violet / Scarlet and the outrage that Palworld caused. PKMN Violet / Scarlet was one of the worst games I've played on the Nintendo Switch (which objectively it isn't but rather is more like the antithesis of what we're talking about... I sadly digress). As a game, it's terrible. But some people are eating up the story and pokemon experience. There was a common denominator amongst this group though, and they didn't care about the garbage quality of the game because they weren't experiencing it - they were experiencing their pokemon. Likewise my family praises a lot of movies I... rent for them. I always watch them and they're typically rehashed ideas featuring famous actor(s). I can barely tolerate the experience - Red Notice? It wasn't even ironically good where it's so bad it's good again, but they love it! They'll eat it up every time and then enjoy the social experience of talking about it.

    I guess what I'm trying to say is that we have famous artists and critics because humans like to take the path of least resistance.

    I'm still ultimately unsure what a good objective measurement would be for works of art, but I think it's something to do with how the piece may expose peoples thoughts and ideas. Perhaps not just as a socially engaging experience, but something that stirs your soul into a tasty broth, ya know? Something that causes an introspective change within. Outer Wilds, How to Read, The Good Place, these are all works of art to me under this premise.

    So ya, I also have an intense interest in the subject and I'd love to hear your own thoughts on the matter :) Please, do ramble on~

    Edit: It's a discussion, not a statement of fact ya downvotin' goobah and goobahs to be~

  • TIL that lettuce can grow with artificial sunlight (specifically red/blue LED lights)
  • ooo I'm eating lettuce from my lil' hydroponics system right now! It uses a small pump to circulate nutrients and that gamer-powered light energy.

    It's the only way I can keep plants alive... give them back to nature...

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  • tch tch tch, that's why you do two layers.

  • Riot Games talk Vanguard anti-cheat for League of Legends and why it's a no for Linux
  • I apologize as I seem to have made myself unclear. I'm not disagreeing or saying these security measures aren't useful, I was just stating the fact that people can and do get through these systems and players in this case can detect them even when security measures can't.

    To your point, as that $$0.01 makes a difference, VAC bans also make a difference by preventing kiddies from jumping back in with their purchased cheat program. That's great. However, there are 'whales' that don't care for the cost, and even though they're a small number they have an influential contribution to the negative experience these people can bring.

    I'm not a security researcher or a developer so I don't know what security measures are ever in place or what the hackers do to get through. I mostly play lots of games and once-upon-a-time would dig up free (likely infected) cheat programs that got through anti-cheat and contributed to the cycle that's ongoing today.

  • Riot Games talk Vanguard anti-cheat for League of Legends and why it's a no for Linux
  • I think you're missing the point of why they're buying cheap game keys. In fact, it sounds like you think a 'ban' is something bad to these players or will stop them. If it did, I'd probably be enjoying Rust still.

    Not even VAC bans are perfect, although it typically stops the poor unfortunate kids who truly don't know better at least.

    Minecraft anticheat won't be perfect either. It is a necessary and functional safe guard as is usually the case with anticheat (minus rootkits, fuck those useless tools), but people will always slip through. Note what other people in this thread are saying.

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    University Cheer sisters, left, right, or both?
  • clutches fist

    This is what I've been gooning my WHOLE life for. Horror movie? This is a documentary.


  • Riot Games talk Vanguard anti-cheat for League of Legends and why it's a no for Linux
  • Curious - why? I've played LOL and the Blizzard one, but I never tried Dota 2

  • Riot Games talk Vanguard anti-cheat for League of Legends and why it's a no for Linux
  • By the point of 'superhuman' gameplay, it's less about physical reactions and more about mental foresight or gamesense. Ducking, sliding, bhopping and any tech involved to navigate... planning how your opponent will move around your positioning in relation to their own objectives... Individual players have quirks by this point that can be discovered and exploited, and you are both playing a game to discover & exploit; Deceive & switch-up.

    When someone is exclusively reacting to you perfectly rather than incorporating the above, you know. It's wildly demotivating because now we're not playing this high-skill game, we're playing a game of endurance since they always know player locations and will almost always get the first shot... The only two winning moves is you leave or the hacker leaves. It's a waste of everyone's time just for some narcissist to feel good (I can say that, I used to do it so I get the power thrill).

    It sucks and anyone who's pushed their competitive gameplay to the edge will recognize a hacker when they see one. So yes, players can tell the difference (including chess players!!), it's the anti-cheat that can't. Kind-of like how that one MS guy discovered a backdoor due to a 500ms delay, but a virus protector sees everything hunky-dory.

    Source: used to religiously/no-life play competitively

    Also, no, matchmaker will not separate these people appropriately. The cheaters will smurf just to dunk on lower-skill players. You can buy game-keys on russian websites for dirt cheap, so it's very worth it if you have the $$$ to burn. Path of least resistance to feeling power.

  • Why there are 861 roguelike deckbuilders on Steam all of a sudden
  • Maybe my subjective take of sudden is different, but is it sudden? (aka I progressively succumb to madness over a title)

    There've been many fantastic roguelike deckbuilders out since 2020, a little after Slay teh Spire's official release date. It feels more like people have became aware of how fun the subgenre is after the hype Baltaro generated on streaming platforms. If anything is sudden, it's the second-wind of attention we're getting thanks to the above-mentioned game.

    I know I'm continuing to split hairs over nothing down here, but 861 games is a little misleading once you get to the end: "Surprisingly, deckbuilders are still an underserved market"

    You never know when you’ve reached the peak of a trend, but deckbuilders seem like they’re not quite there yet. Games-Stats tracks 527 roguelike deckbuilders, and Dev_Hell’s Westendorp suggests their higher-than-average revenues, wider revenue spread, and demand make them “relatively underserved as a market.”

    So, there's not 861 games, but 527 games?

    If you investigate why there's a large gap in reported game listings, it's because Steam is including packs like [Slay the Spire x Backpack Hero] and DLC where Game-Stats is tracking the individual games (i.e, bloatless). This ties back to the title - ultimately we're not trying to answer the literal question, "Why are there 861 roguelike deckbuilders on Steam", because OP never answers that question. Instead, we are answering an alternative interpretation: "Why are there so many roguelike games appearing on Steam in a short amount of time?" The answer, may shock you:


    Money, popularity, ez(er) to dev

    While I've taken those answers from the article, I find it further interesting that they conclude a different question all-together: "Why are roguelike deckbuilders taking off?"

    Buh, I've lost it. Ultimately I really liked the core article and their enthusiasm, but I've driven myself to madness here.

  • RESOLVED: Bats are safe now! ORIGINAL: Thousands of pregnant bats sealed inside a building in Texas
  • :(

    This is horrible... I hope they make contact with the owners.

  • Guy who tortured a wolf and paraded it's body around is now receiving death threats
  • I think they're referring to the widespread cruel mistreatment of pigs in butchering facilities like was reported on here.

    It goes beyond harvesting bacon, but I wouldn't be surprised if most people are unaware of how bad it is.

  • We sadly depleted our strategic teal reserves by the year 2000
  • I think that's a fascinating idea, but we continue to seek colour in our screens and such so I'm not sure if we truly want relief. I mean, I don't. I get mad excited when I enter a room with actual colour in it.

    My family are contractors that typically service wealthy clientele. The brains behind the painting and decor side of things told me that people prefer white/beige because it maintains it's value. From what we can observe with this post, teal took 10 years to financially bomb. White is still going strong and can be mixed into a very wide colour palette with furniture and decor, etc..

  • 'I'm crying with the bank': Ontario woman loses $86K to CRA scam
  • Nah, he fell off the swiss-cheese truck. And wouldn't you know it, the stack of swiss landed with a perfect line of holes. Zap!

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  • lmfao you're right, much less weird. I thought that was a taxidermy dog at first.

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  • Holy shit that dog one scared me ahahaha thank you for sharing these

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    University Cheer sisters, left, right, or both?
  • Coming back it's still just as creepy and I started to feel like ai made this. The weird half hoop in Red's hair, the shadows seemingly being cast funny, shitty artifacting bluring backround furniture together... Her one foot is barely out of frame making it look like a potato limb 🥔

    I had to look up resort beach beds on google, it was actual insanity. It's further insane that all other resort photos were real, yet ALL BUT ONE image of this beach was a stock photo.

    Now I know what you're thinking: "Didn't ask"

    It's a resort called CocoCay and it's part of some Caribbean cruiz.

  • Reading the Online Harms Act with my Fediverse Admin Hat On
  • EZ: everything runs on a VPN in Italy.

    Wipes hands Case closed.

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    University Cheer sisters, left, right, or both?
  • The repeating beds are filling me with an odd sense of dread

  • I don't enjoy it when people compliment me. Why could it be?
  • If you are exposed to lies and manipulations a lot, maybe you developed a defence mechanism against language.

    I have, and for example my boss loves to fist-bump me and compliment my work. This means nothing to me because I know he's a POS scum human through his actions.

    My aunt is one of the loveliest people in the world, yet she let slip once that she befriends people because they're useful to her. She's nothing but smiles and good gestures, yet it's only to use and discard you, as I've observed throughout her life. She meant it. Thanks, wine.

    My father is in jail for basically being Andrew Tate.

    Compliments can be real, and they definitely feel more real when they're still expressed behind your back, but from my experience humans are generally playing a shitty social game. That's why rude people are so great - you're actively putting yourself at a disadvantage in our relationship just to express yourself? Fuck yeah, preach your feelings buddy!

  • 3 April 2024
  • MFW I've been gooning for 5 hours straight (I know because I've been staring at a clock for 5 hours straight)

  • Palworld - 2024/02/26 Update Patch v0.1.5.0 Palworld - 2024/02/27 Update Patch v0.1.5.0 - Steam News

    Steam version v0.1.5.0 has been released. Patch Notes: === ▼Major Fixes ・Implemented backup of save data on the world selection screen ・Resolved issue of unnecessary data accumulating in save data ▼Key Configuration ・Added fully supported keyboard key configuration ▼Guild ・Modified specification to ...

    Palworld - 2024/02/27 Update Patch v0.1.5.0 - Steam News

    Very appreciated fixes have been implemented


    [Tutorial / Idea] Stacking Refined Metal Chests

    Time to move my base! And I can't be simple about it by slapping containers down - no no no, I have to try something new.

    It worked~

    How To

    • Place any locker slightly away from the wall

    • Place container on top

    • Remove locker

    • Slide another Refined Metal Chest underneath.

    mmmm, like a glove.


    Bench Stairs

    Found the idea while wandering an empty server. Naturally, I've taken it for myself and wanted to share. :)


    Above the Dungeons

    On a community server.

    Dungeons spawn below the map whenever you enter one. This is also the case with boss arenas.

    If you climb out like this, you can sometimes watch players from a distance. Eventually it disappeared and I continued onward. Creepy~


    [Updated:1.4.0] Glitches

    Here are some glitches I've found so far that are fun and interesting.

    • Food Refresh >Press sort or move your food outside your inventory. It will be back @ 10:00

    • Pal-Catch Jump >Throw a palsphere at any pal, then climb on top of the sphere. When it finishes shaking it will launch you flying into the sky - very goofy.

    Synergies with the next glitch

    • Faster Sliding/Gliding >Press 'C' to slide. When you slide down an incline, you pick up radical speeds. You retain speed as long as you never start walking. At max speed, feel free to jump into a glider and you will retain your speed. Combine these two glitches. Find any of those Simba rocks jutting out of the ground or possibly use the bottom side of a roof ramp. Position your pal-capture underneath, then rocket into it. Inconsistent, but if you hit the right angle you will redirect your momentum horizontally.

    • Underwater Base >Reddit warning: Here is the source for this glitch. I've been under the ocean, but not in the rivers. Pretty cool!

    • Wall-Clip >Summon a mountable pal near a wall, preferablly with terrain above the spot. Your pal should clip into the wall. Mount it to get inside. You'll have to do this to get back into terrain, but the dungeons have holes you can climb into. Worth noting, you can skip dungeon boss rooms by doing this. Additionally note that dungeons only despawns if the boss dies. Please use responsibly online.

    • Craft while AFK >Only on steam. While crafting, hold Shit+Tab to overlay steam. You can now walk away without additional help. Do not press certain buttons like Alt+Tab or it will stop! Use the steam browser if you must.

    • Infinite Arrows >Charge your arrow and aim. Instead of firing, switch to another tool. You will start swinging wildly, but also you'll notice your enemy took damage. Swap back to the bow and repeat forever.

    • Summon 2 Pals >This requires an incapacitated pal in your party as well as any mountable pal you'd like to follow you... Summon your mountable pal as you swap (1&3/DPad) to your incapacitated pal. Immediately mount your pal, then get off. Immediately summon your additional pal. The first pal will continue to follow you :)

    • Duplicate Materials >This requires a palbox & storage. Build storage on the edge of your base and put your mats inside. Every attempt, dump all of your relevant building materials into this storage. Choose a build which costs a lot of mats like a silo (100 fiber + stone + ingots). Walk outside your base and the moment you pass the blue line, press RMB to place. You will A) Fail to place; Adjust & try again... B) Build and consume; Adjust & try again... or C) Build without consuming mats; Try again ;) The placement window is ultra tight. I either get 3 in a row or I fail until time loses all meaning.

    That's all I know so far. Share more if you find anything cool!!! Formatting tips are also welcome lmao

    [RIP Infinite Sphere Glitch 1.0.0 - 1.3.0]


    Log-in gui screen blank but usable?

    Welcome :)

    I'm on Pop!_OS 22.04 LTS and up to date.

    I shutdown my computer with no problems last night. Today I decrypted my drive with the on-screen prompt and it followed into a solid-grey background; My 3 accounts were not displaying. Rebooting has done nothing regarding the problem. The only notable thing I've done is install drawio and thunderbird from the pop shop.

    Despite this issue, I was able to press [Enter] and input my password successfully. Everything else seems to be running hunky-dory.

    I read through my syslogs while scritching my chin, but I honestly have no idea what to look for this time. I scanned through my entire post-boot log entry to no avail, but I'm also a... linux noob.

    Help please q.q


    Simp Deck for Rowan

    I saw the discounted planeswalker set at my local shop and as a new-player, I already knew my purpose: collect ALL the Kenrith cards. Anything for my waifu.

    It's been a couple months now and I've managed to nab a lot of cheap cards and tinker with it. More important than the objective functionality - LOOK AT ALL THE ROWANS WEEEEEEE

    The Kenrith twins cost $10 each because they're stamped but luckily the other ones we could find weren't more than a couple each. Couldn't find a Huddle Up foil which makes me a smidge sad.

    Won't get to test this new build until Monday. Will Kenrith joins, complicating my 60-card deck. I tried to overcome my blue mana issues through some artifacts and unique land opportunities. I thought it'd be better over more blue basic lands as they're mana-fluid, giving me a ton more flexibility at any point like when I've cast my 5 blues and the basic heavily drops in value. Also they can help me summon Kenrith's Transformation when I get to 4 colour madness so it's future proofing.

    ... or something, idk I'm whack-o. :)

    Thoughts? Insights? ... Flash me your Rowans?