Lucien_Lachance's forum posts

#1 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

Being queer, I am contractually obligated to reply in any LGBT-related thread. By the way, they make you sign a contract. Not a lot of people know that.

I'm seeing a lot of viewpoints I vehemently disagree with in this thread, and some that I even find reprehensible, but this one is so full of stupidity that I had to respond.

@l4wd0g said:

I do not agree with what you have to say (Brenden Eitch), but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. - Voltaire.

I just don't think corporations or governments should tell people how to live their lives.

What OkCupid is doing is borderline National Socialism. For example, if OkCupid said, "Mozilla’s new CEO, Brendan Eich, is a Jew. We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid." Would that be OK?

Seriously? You did NOT just compare homophobes to Jews during the Holocaust. Especially considering that the Holocaust was not just anti-Semetic, but homophobic as well. At least 10,000-25,000 gay people were killed. And you're comparing a boycott to that?

#2 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

So now that you've made Flappy Bird go away, the top charts are filled with all kinds of Flappy Whatevers trying to take its place.

I hope you're happy, made-up person I'm talking to. In the words of Jeff, you people are monsters.

#3 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

Alexandro Jodorowsky's Twitter (@alejodoenglish) produces some gems.

"There is up in our asses a intimate realitizzle dat be reppin tha cosmos n' extendz beyond tha limitz of our ego n' our ordinary mind."

"To sow peace up in tha ghetto, diminish tha pimped outnizz of yo' ego n' increase profound respect fo' tha others."

"When you hear what tha fuck has no sound n' peep what tha fuck has no form, then yo big-ass booty is ghon be wise."

#4 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

There's kind of a big difference between Anna and Jeff making jokes and us making jokes. They are his wife and best friend, respectively. We're just a bunch of random jerks on the internet.

#5 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

I've heard accounts from people who were alive when the Beatles were coming out with Magical Mystery Tour and Sgt Pepper, and that stuff was so wildly different from everything else in that genre at the time that you listened to it and you're just like "...huh."

That's how I felt listening to this.

#6 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

@jz said:

1st office = golden era

2nd office = silver era

3rd office ((current)) = neo giantbomb

I'm gonna say 2nd office is golden era for me. More people=More potential for crazy shit to happen.

#7 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

Disney rides are unique in that they're not just "themed," but they have a narrative, and everything from the queue to the ride itself is in service of the narrative. Their attention to detail is unparalleled in any theme park, and it definitely makes an impact on the ride experience. Just look at the Haunted Mansion. It can be appreciated on a surface level of "OOOH, G-G-GHOOOSTS," but you can go down a Fez-like rabbit hole and discover that there's a backstory for literally everything in that ride. As an adult, you start to see some of the seams and some of the "magic" is lost, but Disney is a thing that should be experienced at some point in your life.

#8 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

@brodehouse: I don't think the word sociopath means what you think it means. If anything, he's role playing the opposite of a sociopath.

#9 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

Of course, the accepted stereotype of gamers is that they are socially isolated basement dwellers. Well, either that or violent school shooter types that train on video games. But I feel like modern games are actually training people to be the opposite of both of those. Games like Mass Effect, The Walking Dead, and Deus Ex: Human Revolution (the dialog "boss battles" specifically) encourage diplomacy, and solving problems by listening and talking.

In my case, I feel like this leads me to a "Sheperd mentality," if you will. The idea that I can solve everyone's problems if I talk to them right. Sometimes this works; I talked someone out of fighting once and felt pretty good about it. Sometimes, I'm just sticking my nose where it doesn't belong.

Do you try to be the diplomat in social situations? If so, do you feel like video games affected this at all?

#10 Posted by Lucien_Lachance (207 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

A new Final Fantasy VII tech demo.

It's actually going to be Final Fantasy VI. And it's going to be a lot more tragic when that game never gets a remake of any kind, ever.