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    [TV] Talk about the last TV you watched, the catchall thread

    Yep, I agree. I haven't read the books, but most of the out-of-world references in the games are done via quest names and the like, and it just isn't a big deal. As long as it doesn't turn into in-world characters referencing memes or events that didn't happen in that setting, there's really no...
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    [TV] Talk about the last TV you watched, the catchall thread

    I can't speak to your first point, but as to the second, "mutant" comes from the Latin mutare, the verb meaning "to change." It's basically identical to calling someone/something a "changeling," just using a Latin root instead of an English one, and the only issue with it re: The Witcher is a)...
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    [Music] Metal Thread

    I'm not sure I can actually do justice to a top 10 this year, but I think I can come up with 5 albums I really love. I'll also toss a link to at least one song from each! 5) Swallow the Sun - When a Shadow is Forced into the Light This is a really powerful Doom album written after/about the...
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    [Music] Metal Thread

    Russian Circles are a really really good instrumental postmetal band.
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    [Music] Metal Thread

    I'll come back with a more in-depth description of what I listen to a bit later, but for right now: anyone who likes metal and hasn't heard Jinjer, do yourself a favour.
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    Female Streamers

    The really ridiculous one that I saw happening when I was consistently watching Hafu for a bit was that every time she wasn't feeling well in the morning her chat would explode with "maybe you're pregnant!" Just silly shit that a dude streamer would never ever have to even think about or deal with.
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    Rant VIII: The Reckoning

    I'd take it a step past finding a new doctor and file a complaint as well. If he's constantly pushing religion after you've explictly asked him to stop and making your illnesses worse, you're probably not the only person he's doing it to, and not the only person he's making uncomfortable...
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    Female Streamers

    I tend to watch streamers who are playing a game that I want to improve at, so I gravitate to people who are both skilled and informative; past that gender and personality don't really play into it as long as they're not grating enough to drown out anything useful they might talk about. I think...
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    What are you playing?

    I'm trying to get into Phoenix Point and woof, this game is rough. Half of the information you need is buried somewhere in the UI (assuming it's even present at all), the other half is obfuscated I guess to try to prevent "my 99% shot missed!?" bad feels, and the whole thing just looks, feels...
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    Canadian Politics

    Basically the one good thing about Ontario is that it's not Alberta. We still manage to elect terrible politicians who act against our best interest, but at least we occasionally take a break from it.
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    What are you playing?

    Third floor hallway fights are something you need to plan for in deckbuilding just like you would for any of the elites and bosses. If you're consistently losing your runs to them you're probably undervaluing the options that deal well with them. The higher you go in ascension the more the game...
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    Video Game News and Miscellany

    Requires Windows 10 and doesn't result in owning the game. Not a solution, sadly.
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    What are you listening to II: Electric Bogaloo

    Not that I particularly enjoyed the song either, but are you saying that music can only be good if it has a meaningful, unique message? Are instrumental tracks worthless because they don't say anything either?
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    What are you playing?

    The biggest trick I've picked up from watching people who are way, way better at the game than I am is that thinking in terms of paradigms is more and more of a trap as you raise the difficulty. The way to find consistent results is to constantly be adjusting your deck to solve the specific...
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    Video Game News and Miscellany

    The NBA just did basically the same thing when one of their GMs tweeted supporting Hong Kong. Lots of shitty companies going to show where their priorities are as this goes on, I'd guess.
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