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May. 23rd, 2017

NieR Automata presents: Romeos and Juliets

Robots from the 120th century reinterpreting Shakespeare. XD



I've recently got rather sucked into the story for this game, even though I'm never actually going to play it. Most likely. Probably.

... >.>

EDIT: Also finally finished my new GW2 backpiece.

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Oct. 27th, 2016

Fandom is awesome

Because of posts like this.

Warning: 20,000 words of mental gymnastics that actually makes a creditable case for the STXI reboot and the mainstream Trek shows/movies to actually occur in the same universe. Destruction of Vulcan and all. I am impressed.

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TL;DR: Future!Spock lied, Past!Spock tried, Future!Kirk survived, and Romulus died.

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Oct. 10th, 2016

If Twilight Zone did Star Trek...

Source

Comment 1: "My personal and admittedly macabre theory is that human transporter chiefs exist primarily because the transporter is fully capable of reconstituting a subject from new base matter when the pattern of a subject has been recieved, but the matter stream is completely or partially lost.
When this occurs, no record is kept, and the computer isn't called upon to note the action in any way. The chief makes the call, which is too morally complex to be left to a computer, and he/she adds new matter to the stream.
Everyone prefers not knowing. There's nothing to be gained from knowing.
Only the transporter chief knows that the person stepping off the transporter pad isn't actually the same person who left on the away mission. Part of his/her duty is to never speak of it to anyone."

Comment 2: "Explains O'Brien's PTSD. Among many other reasons."

XD

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Oct. 29th, 2014

Quoted for truth XD

"Essentially, Starfleet is the Jackie Chan of the Alpha Quadrant, constantly shouting 'I WANT NO TROUBLE!' while holding a shipload of civilians in one hand and an unstable superweapon in the other yet easily fight off bigger meaner aggressive thugs." -- Damar (Source)


Also, just linking this poke at STO for fun:

"Although they did also dumb down the Borg by taking away their adaptation ability in space. Not that adaptation was the most logical thing in ground combat, anyway, since the drones adapted to all non-physical/kinetic damage. Including the toxin in my Gorn's saliva... which could apparently then be 'changed to a different frequency' with the standard remodulator." -- Kavris (Source)

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Sep. 6th, 2014

ROFL

Found this being passed around baidu forums. Hilarious.

世间最美的谎言
1.帝王:待我君临天下,许你四海为家;
2.国臣:待我了无牵挂,许你浪迹天涯;
3.将军:待我半生戎马,许你共话桑麻;
4.书生:待我功成名达,许你花前月下;
5.侠客:待我名满华夏,许你当歌纵马;
6.琴师:待我弦断音垮,许你青丝白发;
7.面首:待我不再有她,许你淡饭粗茶;
8.情郎:待我高头大马,许你嫁衣红霞;
9.农夫:待我富贵荣华,许你十里桃花;
10.僧人:待我一袭袈裟,许你相思放下。
11.水逼: 待我水贴漫吧,许你二楼沙发。

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Dec. 11th, 2013

Funny conversation about SCIENCE!

I found the following hilarious conversation between a couple of posters in a fic thread...

"As a cosmology/particle physics major, I can actually confirm that quantum physics is, in fact, bullshit space magic. All the complicated equations and long words like "Heisenburg's Uncertainty Principle" are just window-dressing to hide the fact that it's actually bullshit magic that we control with wands and chanting in bad Latin."

-Aleph

"As a person with a masters degree in Physics, I would like to confirm this statement of Aleph's, and actually reveal that Schrödinger's Cat is not - as is publicly claimed - a thought experiment which demonstrates how cats do not act as quantum particles, but is instead a demonstration of practical necromancy usually first shown to second or third year students."

- EarthScorpion

"I'm not supposed to say this, and I'm putting my Bachelor at risk... but wave-particle duality? That's just the way we talk about ghosts. Same with quantum tunneling; what else can go through walls? It only even came up because someone botched a transfiguration from a wave into a particle and it wound up as both. Then it started making spooky noises and rattling the cutlery.

Everything went downhill from there."

- LatwPIAT

"It could be worst. We could all be a bunch of string theorists trying to make the universe work according to neo-hermetic principals, praying that our computer simulations could somehow perform the alchemy necessary to create the philosopher's universe.

But alas, I am a general physics major in the process of specializing into astrophysics. (With some geophysics on the side for the purposes of filthy lucre.)"

- fijkus

"And thus we see scientists as they truly are. Madmen clawing at the walls of reality in order to punch coffee into being without getting up to make it, or ever having to deal with the son of a bitch who took the last cup and did not refill it!"

- Talon88.1

"Makes me glad I chose to major in Marketing Practical Evil. Though I guess this explains why my friend the physics professor keeps looking at the world with a maniacal look and lots of alcohol."

-Endymion

Source

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Mar. 30th, 2012

Humanity, the krazy engineers *snerk*

I wonder, if aliens saw these, would they be impressed, horrified, or amused?

Feb. 27th, 2012

So. Very. Apt. XD

Maybe not completely *true*. But close enough for stereotypes. ^_^



Personally, I love the "what I think I do bit". XD
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Oct. 30th, 2011

Oh, comics...

http://ishtar79.dreamwidth.org/tag/erik+and+charles+in+canon

(And oh, deleted movie scenes...)

EDIT: OMG *dies*


EDIT2: For real?
EDIT3: d'aww

Oct. 24th, 2011

Brain breaky....

Insert evil laughter

(Also, recs list continues to be updated)

EDIT: More, not quite brain breaky evil laughter.

In a fab montage, the pair go on a recruiting drive, in which they perch on a strip-club bed.

"That scene got exceptionally silly at one point," says McAvoy. "I don't know if I'm even allowed to tell you what originally happened. But it got pretty f---in' kinky. I'm not joking."

Was the dashing duo's bromance, uh, consummated?

"Unfortunately no. But there was a little bit of cross-dressing going on. That's all you need to know."

(For the record, McAvoy would have preferred it if Xavier and Magneto stayed together. Like, really together. "It is a little bit of a mini-tragedy that him and Magneto don't, you know, have sex and become married and become best friends.")


EDIT2: *cracks up*
EDIT3: *squee*

Oct. 23rd, 2011

Erik/Charles in comics

http://oldfriends.livejournal.com/60464.html

The art isn't that great, but the comments are priceless. XD

Oct. 21st, 2011

Musical parody by a radio station

For a news based radio station, NPR can sure sometimes be wicked. Their rendition of a three penny opera about the relationship of France & Germany and the history of the EU is hilarious. Hee.

(Also, I updated the fic rec post with some more entries)
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Aug. 27th, 2011

Review rec

In Which I Watch Sailor Moon is an insightful and funny review-slash-parody of the Sailor Moon anime. The link here is to the index page so you don't have to slog through all 7 threads of digressions and discussion. The author also does some really nice comic art to go with his parody/review.

Dec. 14th, 2010

fic recs

HP/Marvel comics xover - Pure crack. I was in tears. *heheh*

HP/ST:TNG xover - another hilarious fic featuring Q inflicting his presence on Hogwarts. I get the feeling it didn't quite end at the last chapter tho...

On the Way to Greatness - A serious non crossover HP fic this time. This is a Harry sorted into Slytherin fic which tries to avoid all the cliches of the genre.

The Best Revenge - A Snape mentors Harry fic where the adults aren't incompetent and are willing to step up to take the risks that a student shouldn't be left to deal with.

Feb. 5th, 2010

My language is full of lulz

Chinese tongue twister of Doom
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Oct. 17th, 2009

For laughs

Funny stuff: 大侠就是我
蝶梦(穆杨) 焦版杨宗保

Also, want the mp3 version of this song: 只如初见. So far all I can find is the shorter female sang version.

*** Ignore the rest *** )

Misc refs...
BLD prequel ep guide
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Jun. 6th, 2009

Cracked Lists

Because my internet is still not liking GW at the moment, I spent some time reading the endless articles at cracked.com - that place is as addictive as tvtropes can be. Anyways, some gems that I wanted to share:

9 Words That Don't Mean What You Think

8 Awesome Cases of Internet Vigilantism

7 Stupid People Who Sued the Scientific Method

6 Insane Discoveries That Science Can't Explain

5 Most Baffling Sex Scenes in History of Fanfiction

9 Awesome Places to Have Sex (and the Horrific Consequences) - wonder how many bad fics have run afoul of these? :P

Sep. 12th, 2008

Jokes

Sent to me by someone from work...

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Aug. 19th, 2008

A tourist's view of the new Beijing

Written by an Associated Press journalist. Covers mainly the day to day stuff in Beijing rather than Olympics oriented. Looks like it's being updated daily. I found it hilarious.

linky

Note that the most recent entries are added at the top. So it may seem disjointed if you try reading it top to bottom instead of bottom to top.

I love the bit about getting his haircut from some overpass volunteer guard. "...I asked him, mainly through gestures, to do me." *snicker*

And the bit about Chinese men liking to roll up their shirts in the heat. (My dad does that at home sometimes too... -_-)

EDIT: HAHAHA! This one is hilarious too. Poor hockey teams and their mismatched undies. BWAHAHA.

Dec. 20th, 2007

This is why you need vocab...

I was reading the GWGuru forms and came across a post (from apparently a non-native English speaker) that started off with the following:

"Even when your armor is impregnated...the sheer sum of Mursaat and jade Armors in places like the Frost Forest or how its called in English...is somewhat of overwhelming..there helps your impregnated armor nothing..."

Me: *spittake*

Impregnated armor. LOL. XD

Oct. 17th, 2007

The Gripe Sheet

Swiped from the footnotes of a fic by Marns AKA Bumpkin. The fic itself was meh, but these notes certainly gave me a laugh. XD

The Gripe Sheet )

Sep. 27th, 2007

Geek humor

The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) produces RFC's (Request For Comments) which are basically used to set the standards for pretty much all of networking. They define protocols from the physical level up, security standards, and so forth, that have become standard use by everyone.

And then they turn out stuff like this:

A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers
IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service

Geek humor. :P

(More links from the wiki page for funny RFCs)
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Aug. 20th, 2007

Autocamp 2000

Hilarious article this time. Don't I wish I had one of these to do my MUD'ing for me. ^_^

And yeah, I think that the bot will probably appear a lot more human/intelligent than some actual "human players" in MMO games.

Oct. 18th, 2006

Sort of rec?

歪批西游 is a series of... well, not JttW fanfiction, but articles/opinion pieces on various characters and parts of the story. There's some humor/satire in it. I dunno how knowledgable is the author, and I don't completely agree with some of the sentiments in the articles, but I thought it was fun to read. ^_^

Jul. 19th, 2006

Flaming bus...

So we were driving home today and were at the stoplight close to home. When the light turns green, the AC transit bus in the next lane over *lurches* forward and spews out this thick cloud of gas.

My first thought: Well, clearly someone forgot to do their smog checkup. OMG my clean air!

And then we pass by the bus and I glance at it in the rear view mirror, and see that the top pipe-like part of the bus that spewed the gas... was in flames. Yes, it was on fire.

My second thought: ZOMG please don't let it blow up while I'm in the vicinity. *steps on accelerator*

My mom: WTF are you doing?

Me: Run away! Run away! Flaming bus!

Mom: What flaming bus?

Me: The one in the rearview mirror!

Mom: *turns and looks back* I don't see the bus. You sure you saw fire?

Me: What you think I could mistake it? And of course you don't see the bus given how I just zoomed outta there like a bat outta hell.

Mom: *proceeds to argue with me about the existence of fire on the bus that she did not see*

Then as we get home we could hear the fire engine alarms in the distance.

Me: AhA! See! See! I told ya!

Mom: How do you know it's sounding its alarms cuz of that bus? It couldn't have gotten word and got here that fast.

Me: *headdesk* I guess the concept of emergency response escapes you... =_=

I would kinda hope that the fire truck can respond in a timely fashion to a bus that is on fire in the middle of a very busy street during rush-hour traffic...

Also, note to self, avoid buses for the next however much time it takes me to forget this incident. :p
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