TrulyAlive's forum posts

#1 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

I've already heard some of these since I've intermittently kept up with your list of albums you've listened to over the year. After all the fantastic music you introduced to me last year, though, I'll definitely scrutinize this top ten a little more closely over the next week/month/year/my goddamned life.

Fantastic work as ever!

#2 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

That new Jack White album came out this year, right? That was pretty good.

And the new Slipknot album skews closer to Vol. 3 than most of their stuff so that was A-OK with me.

And just because I don't understand my own taste in music, Shake it Off by Taylor Swift grabbed me by the throat over the past month and will not let go.

#3 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

Come on, guys, lay off the OP. It's a totally valid question!

@moralsquandery There's a clear and simple solution which is (obviously) you need to send Dan pictures of your junk.
If you want bodily fluids to be involved, that can't hurt your chances.

#4 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

@damodar said:

The integrity of GOTY was obviously irreparably damaged in the Great Skyrim Farce of 2011.

A-fuckin'-men.

#5 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

This is going to be borderline useless but there is one particular Jar Time With Jeff where Jeff basically went super dark and started ranting about how "Fuck people who don't like that you play games, one day they'll be dead and then their opinion won't mean shit."

Jar Time With Jeff is pretty consistently interesting so watch them all until you find that one because it's amazing (or maybe someone with a better memory than me will point out the right one...)

#6 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

I run the risk of being entirely unhelpful when I say: just fuck around. Like anything, if you try new things and aren't afraid to fail, you'll learn a tonne about how systems work and how you can influence/bend the rules.

Otherwise, I echo Corevi: Gamefaqs is a generally astonishing user-powered resource, especially if you're still an up and comer. Hell, when I was first getting into games in my early teens, I relied on that a lot for super linear non-mechanic driven games because games play by their own rules and intuitively understanding how games want you to play is sort of it's own weird language.

Most importantly, remember that games are supposed to be fun so if you're really struggling, there's no shame in looking up help and Gamefaqs has a *shitload* of help.

#7 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

Might be worth changing the link for the original MGScanlon death charts to this final copy.
Otherwise, outstanding work duder!

#8 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

@fram:
I WANNA GIVE YOU THE WORLD
I WANNA GIVE YOU EVERYTHING THAT'S BEAUTIFUL
SO YOU CAN HOLD IT IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAAAAND
GIVE IT TO THE ONES YOU LOVE

IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER FROM HERE
I HEARD YOU SAAAAAAAAAAAAY
WE'RE JUST TALKIN' AT SHADOWS
IT DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER FROM HERE
I HEARD YOU SAAAAAAAAAAAAY
IT'S NOT LIKE IT MATTERS, ANYMORE

Goddamn, I fucking *love* The Yawhg's soundtrack.

#9 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

Prestwich, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

#10 Posted by TrulyAlive (910 posts) -

My job isn't glamorous but I dig it. I work as a Senior Call Advisor in a call center for a major tool hire company in the UK. Basically, I don't *quite* manage a team, I'm more of an aid to the Team manager. It involves a lot of taking phone calls and dealing directly with customers but it's all inbound and problem solving. I know some people would find this just about the fucking worst, but man, after my last two jobs in outbound cold-calling centers, it's a godsend.
As far as my capacity for putting up with bullshit, I worked as a manager in a McDonalds for 6 years. To be fair, McD's isn't the worst gig in the world (see the aforementioned cold-calling) but after 6 years in a small town with no other opportunity for work...? Yeah, I think I did my time.

I currently have an ongoing military application and people have told me I should steel myself for hating that too but honestly, with my experience, any job that doesn't make me feel like a scummy person is fine by me,