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#1 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

This is super depressing, I thought for sure he'd have a couple of great albums left in him. I fucking love the Velvet Underground, one of my favourite bands ever and some of his solo stuff was great too.

R.I.P. Lou

#2 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

R.I.P. Ryan, definitely not going to be the same without you.

#3 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

Watchmen is obviously essential.

From the sounds of it you'd like Preacher by Garth Ennis, which is set in the "real world" with some "paranormal twists". It's absolutely worth reading, in my opinion even more so than Watchmen. I could talk about it for hours but I don't want to give anything away, but it's brilliant. Just look it up.

The other one I'd recommend is Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis, again it's just an amazing series. It's basically Hunter S. Thompson set in a Cyberpunk future, which is as good as it sounds.

I'm not a fan of superhero comics at all, so I can't really suggest any of them, they just don't do it for me. I've tried to get into them but I just end up bored, I'd rather read something with some substance and heart. There are exceptions to this though like Dark Knight Returns and The Killing Joke.

Lastly, a lot of the Underground Comix are great, Robert Crumb, Art Spiegelmen and Spain Rodriguez are worth mentioning. Maus is really great, a depressing but honest portrayal of the Holocaust.

#4 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

Pretty disappointing, to be honest. Would much rather have seen it go to someone surprising or interesting. The Star Trek reboot was good but I wasn't blown away like some seemed to be.

#5 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

Most Creepy Pasta I just find to stupid, especially the ones involving video games which... KILL!

The SCP Foundation is a really good site though as they actually reject stories, meaning there's a level of quality to everything for the most part. There are a few stories that have genuinely got to me on that site.

#6 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -


The main problem is they're just boring for various reasons. One being staying at the menus, when they do this I usually turn off the quick look, I just can't be bothered. I remember awhile ago they used to just jump straight into the game, or would already be playing.

We don't need the game or game play explained to us. We can figure that out watching it. The main reason I used to watch quick looks was for entertainment.

And yeah, there are certain people who drag a quick look down immanently, but others that do the opposite. I can only imagine the Euro Truck video with someone else playing, ugh.

#7 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

I can't believe she bothered to post on Twitter if her life was in jeopardy.

#8 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

It's funny how the media likes to go on about how damaging it can be to play games, then it shows an eighty six year old running someone over in GTA IV and nobody says anything.

#9 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

@hencook said:

Essential activities
0. Digestion, Sleep, Work/School

2. Facebook
3. Exercise and Gym, Marijuana, Local Areas of Interest

Marijuana an essential activity along with exercise? If so alcohol should be on there as well.

#10 Posted by Shrimpy (96 posts) -

I enjoyed it. It has that 80's action movie feel, like Robocop. It's super violent and crazy almost all the way through. You can tell it has a low budget but I never found it distracting like I have with other low budget films.