EquitasInvictus's forum posts

#1 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

@belegorm: There'd be so much consensus on a discussion against ads though that it's almost not even worth discussing.

Now ads people actually click unironically? That's some next-level discussing.

@defe: Oops! I suspected the ad in particular to have been brought up here, but for some reason the Forums search function was acting up on me and I guess I was unable to dig far enough. At least I was able to kind of incite some tangential discussion on "ads people have actually clicked."

#2 Edited by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

Even after Urobutcher stops writing episodes for A/Z, the butchery still continues. Of course, all the sadism directed at Slaine hasn't stopped, etiher.

The strangest thing, though, is how Inaho really does not give about anything: command responsibility ("I didn't neglect to inform you. I deliberately didn't.") or even heroism ("I wasn't fighting for you in particular [...] If I don't fight, it puts me in danger too.")

I love this show. Inaho being upfront about self-preservation and not caring about anything above his paygrade is really refreshing for a protagonist of his type.

EDIT: Also, ARE YOU FEELING LUCKY?

#3 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

@2headedninja: You're right, I hovered over it again and saw it was one of their redirects.

It's a little odd that Google Ads would shoot me an ad for a site I already subscribe to, though. I'll click it inevitably, and then I presume revenue will circulate. Isn't that almost... OH - COLLUSION!

Kind of creepy Google Ads are that on point, though. I mean there are other ad services that get kind of close, although the Facebook ads directed at me are kind of insulting.

#4 Edited by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

Today I actually stumbled upon an advertisement worth clicking.

I don't know when this started to be a thing, but I thought it was really cool to find an ad for something I actually like. Of course, I clicked it, and was directed to the last Bombcast page.

Then I tried to remember if there were any other ads I actually clicked out of interest in and I'm drawing blanks. I was wondering if anyone remembers actually clicking ads of something that genuinely drew interests in recent memory?

Most places I ended up visiting on the Internet aren't through ads but either heresay (social media, etc.) or me proactively searching for something on Google.

#5 Edited by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

I graduated with my bachelors in Electrical & Computer Engineering not too long ago but took a bunch of physics courses up to senior level Electromagnetism and y'all have my respect. My head still hurts thinking about it, but yeah -- physics is cool even though I can only handle so much physics as an engineer before I start going off like the ICP in Miracles. But hey, physicists, we can be friends!

@rorie said:

I got to Fourier transforms in my physics education before I NOPED out of it

True story, I almost didn't make it to graduation because of a hardcore Linear System and Signals professor who gave us the craziest Fourier transform problems during exams. One of the most stressful periods of my life before one of my most miraculously clutch moments of scoring just enough to finish my degree!

To answer some of your last two questions: we had mad physics labs, but they were not as report-crazy as the engineering ones I had to do. Engineering labs get really crazy with data collection and analysis. Also, I still don't regret being an engineer, as much as I continue to respect my physicist contemporaries out in the world. ;_;7

#6 Edited by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

The Fallout 3/NV floating skeletons that spazz out on the air or through the ground were always super freaky!

Also, I don't know if this counts, but I have a few hilarious "glitch-y" gifs:

Is this even real?

Also my personal favorite, one of the WWE 2kXX's in which a glitch causes the most amazing Dolph Ziggler sell ever (Alex tweeted this once and ever since I keep it handy!):

#7 Edited by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

I wonder if CBSi considered how many hits this site generates off of "NCP" queries alone when they decided to acquire this site!

#8 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

I adopted two cats and can hardly fathom how devastating it'd be to lose them. I once had a guinea pig that passed away and I literally, personally buried her when I was much younger, though, and that was definitely a tough experience for me.

So yeah, yo, I'm sending positive vibes your way through the Internet~ ♥

#9 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

@vampir said:

I think it's 3D Realms no one is going to want to work with. 3DR sold all of the Duke Nukem IP rights to Gearbox, and then they tried to licence Duke to another developer to make a new game. You can't sell an IP and then try to keep using and making money from it. That'd be like Epic trying to licence out GoW after they sold the IP to Microsoft. It seems especially crummy since Gearbox kind of took a bullet for 3DR by buying Duke and releasing Forever.

As you note there is at least actual legal justification for Gearbox escalating the case with 3D Realms; nevertheless, the issue with having two different legal issues escalated from Gearbox's end over the last few months will likely damage their finances and future publishing deals. They'll likely be compounding the legal fees incurred on their part between the case against 3D Realms in addition to whatever they're trying to pull on SEGA regarding the class action lawsuit. I would be surprised if they ever work with SEGA again after this, either, and it may extend to discourage other publishers as well.

I also highly doubt 3D Realms would've even been able to generate much revenue from whatever they're working with in the first place, let alone even finish developing it. I mean it was supposed to be an isometric shooter.

#10 Posted by EquitasInvictus (2025 posts) -

Even though the terms of the restructuring aren't quite specific yet, I think it's safe to consider it is the end of an era. Although, arguably, the "end of an era" honor could go to Miyazaki confirming he was retiring last year. (I do remember reading something a while back along the lines of Miyazaki strongly believing that Studio Ghibli as we remember it would be unable to continue as is without him, so a restructuring at the least does seem sound from this perspective)

I also did read that during this restructuring phase they'll be preparing for the "next generation," however, so there's hope that they'll be able to move forward, maybe even acquire some fresh talent, and get into doing features again. That might be too hopeful on my part, however, since as I recall they are actually not doing so hot financially.

@crembaw said:

I really hope 'When Marnie Was There' gets subbed or dubbed and brought over, but the chances seem slim, given, if I remember right, Disney have exclusive redist rights on Ghibli stuff.

To my understanding Studio Ghibli's international arm actually does have complete English subs, so it's likely we will at least get those. The question is from who and when.