Calitar's forum posts

#1 Posted by Calitar (87 posts) -

I love singular they. It's so useful.

#2 Edited by Calitar (87 posts) -

I can't even read this thread!

To seriously answer your question, not as much as I would like. Part of that is due to the fact that I have arthritis and get cramps in my hands while holding books open (don't currently have an e-reader and don't like reading on the computer). Currently making my way through Cloud Atlas with Game of Thrones next on the list.

ETA: Forgot to say that I also read some manga. Currently re-reading Wandering Son vol 1-3 while waiting to get volume 4.

#3 Edited by Calitar (87 posts) -

How can someone say so much while saying so little?

#4 Posted by Calitar (87 posts) -

@karsh said:

Trackmania has an auto-ban system that triggers when your times don't sync up with the server's times. It's very unstable sometimes. It happens.


Thank you very much.

#5 Posted by Calitar (87 posts) -

So I just downloaded the beta and of course I went straight to the Giant Bomb Official Classic. I played for about 15 minutes (with only one other person in there with me) and I was starting to write a chat message about how bad I am at the game when out of the blue I get a message saying that I had been banned from the server. When I try to join now I get a message that I can't join because my IP has been banned.

Now to be clear, I had not said anything in the chat at that point, my username was not offensive (same one I use here and everywhere else), and I was using the default car/horn (and I wasn't honking at all). The only "behavior" that they could have had a problem with was that I am really bad at the game. Of the three tracks I played, I only finished one. Also I wasn't really paying attention to the chat so if there was a warning there I didn't see it.

Has this sort of thing happened to anyone else here and do I have any recourse to dispute that ban or at least find out why I was banned? Also do any of you have any other ideas for why I might have been banned? I've never been banned from anything before and to be banned so seemingly randomly is especially upsetting.

#6 Posted by Calitar (87 posts) -

I feel like this is probably the best possible outcome for THQ. They were well past the point of making a comeback on their own. Here's hoping the future is bright for them.

#7 Posted by Calitar (87 posts) -

I keep returning to Not Your Kind of People by Garbage and Synthetica by Metric. Both of those albums are amazingly great.

I had hoped that Tenacious D's Rize of the Fenix would be on that list, but the final album was kinda disappointing. Fantastic single though.

#8 Edited by Calitar (87 posts) -

I feel really bad for saying it but The Room is the worst movie I've ever seen even though I will watch it in a heartbeat. Sure it's godawful, but it's so uniquely bad that I can't help but love it. I mean Tommy Wiseau's awful acting is the stuff of legend. Also Rifftrax makes the movie much easier to watch.

#9 Edited by Calitar (87 posts) -

My favorite LPer is Quill18. He mostly plays strategy games and he does a great job of explaining his thought process on the decisions he makes. Hell, his Master of Orion 2 LP taught me how to play that game.

#10 Edited by Calitar (87 posts) -

If I didn't live in a state that was going red by default I would vote for Obama. Instead I'm probably going to vote for the green party candidate, Jill Stein.

EDIT: Also this is what is wrong with the "winner takes all" system of elections. Unless you live in one of the handful of "battleground states" you end up feeling like your vote doesn't really matter when it comes to the president. I can understand why so many people don't even vote even if I see it as my civic duty (not to mention all of the non-presidential issues on the ballot)