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  • Leea

    I hope I'm not the only one who thinks stores put out "seasonal" decorations too early? I was in a store yesterday and they already had the Christmas decorations out! Its not even Halloween yet! I swear, one of these days they're gonna be puting out Christmas decor in July! At least they hold the blasted "holiday" (which is actually Christmas) songs until December.

    In the 1800's, each firehouse had a dog to direct the horses pulling the fire equipment and to alert the pedestrians and vehicles in the way. Dalmations were favored for the job because of their size, health, and stamina. They also got along unusually well with the horses. Dalmations are also born without spots.

    Ever gotten "lost" in something you loved doing, so people had a hard time getting through to you?

    • Third was that you always snap to attention. Makes me think of a military salute, somehow.
    • Second was that you're always in trouble. We'd probably be in less trouble if we could just stop being so immersed. I don't think t…

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  • Leea

    When I play video games, especially the immersive ones, I find myself tuning out everything else. I mean everything. I don't hear anything else, and I don't see anything else. Hell, I don't even see the TV and I don't feel myself using controls. I feel like I'm right there. I suppose that's a good thing, right? They're so immersive that you aren't aware of anything in the real world? Though, in hindsight, some of that immersion could be a bad thing: there could be a fire or something or someone crying for help and you didn't notice because your mind was "somewhere else." I've been in the "hot seat" a few times because of this because mom or dad wanted to ask me a question and I didn't notice until they were literaly screaming for me. They then yell, "Turn down the volume!" but I say to myself that I was just...somewhere else. Happens with music, too. I can be listening and be "elsewhere" and it'll take a few tries to get my attention. Books, as well. Many things, actually. Beading, croc…

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  • BrandonFox

    Saturday Polls - 68

    October 8, 2016 by BrandonFox

    I don't want to give a long intro speech. Because Socrates gave a long speech and his friends killed him.

    Disclaimer: The Weekly Saturday Poll is a poll (not a pole!) every Saturday asking the community what they think about the fallout series ranging from skills, guns, music and other paraphernalia. Have a suggestion for the next poll? Tell me on my talk page!

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    Question #1 I asked Were some achievements/trophies not worth the effort to get?

    • In third place with 7 votes was I will get every achievement no matter how hard they are! Would you be able to unlock Left 4 Dead's nothing special or Dead Rising's 7 day survivor achievements?
    • Coming in second (jointly) with 9 votes each were I never bother with achievements anyway and Je ne me soucie pas. Both mean pretty much the same thing: I don't care.
    • And in 1st place with 51 votes was Yeah, I've encountered a few. I love achievements myself, but some were just so time consuming I felt my lif…

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  • Leea

    I, personally, cannot understand the whole "showcase holes" in jeans. There used to be a time where you wouldn't consider wearing that stuff in public. I've also never been the type to wear those hole-ed jeans. And then you have the kind where they're already got holes in 'em, and you pay and arm and a leg for the pair. If you just have to have jeans with holes in them, why not go to a thrift store and get some for dirt cheap and add your own holes? Like anyone's gonna check your waistband for a label!

    There is a kind of mushroom called the Giant Puffball that can grow to over a foot wide and tall. The Native Americans used to gather the puffballs and slice them and fry them like big steaks.

    I guess that would be heaven if you loved mushrooms.

    Ever had "real life" events (for example: too hot, uncomfortable bed) invade your dreams somehow?

    • Third was all the time. Video games make it into my dreams more often than not. Things get really strange when they start to mix (Skyrim with Evil Within,…

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  • Leea

    It was 52 degrees last night. While I am grateful for the temperature decrease, I wish I had put a blanket on the bed before I went to sleep. I shivered all through the night. It was also one of those things where something from the real world invades your dream state, and in my dreams I was cold and hugging myself, even though in the dreams the sun was shining brightly. Ever had that happen to you?

    We all know about the Vikings. They were some of the most savage raiders (I have stories, but I will not tell), and had some of the worst burial practices (not telling here, either), and killing techniques not fit to describe. However, you could be the most savage, brutal Viking, but you were not considered a man unless you could...wait for it...grow a successful crop of barley. No kidding. I saw this on a travel program yesterday.

    How often do you die in the first playthrough of a (violence-based) game?

    • Third was once or twice. The first time I died in Fallout 3 was when I realised that fire…

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  • Leea

    I can say with some glee that I finished The Evil Within a few days ago. I can also say (with some glee) that when the game tallied my statistics I had only died 42 times. I thought that was pretty good for a first time player of a game that said I was gonna die many times. At least I was better off than one of those game reviewers; she said she died 247 times. Granted, the times I died were...unfortunate. It always seemed to be juuust before a checkpoint, forcing you to reload the last checkpoint, which meant another 10 minutes of sneaking around enemies and trying to get the same sneak-kills you did before you died.

    Ever notice that owls don't move their eyes? Its because they have fixed eyes, so that's why they can move their heads around almost 360 degrees; their eyes can't rotate in the sockets.

    Ever found yourself trying to perform actions from one game (trying to enter V.A.T.S., looking for items that don't exist, etc.) in another by accident?

    • Third was never. Dirty liar...
    • Second wa…

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  • Leea

    I've been bandying back and forth between playing The Evil Within and New Vegas (I got the itch again, and roleplaying a character from another video game, mostly) and I'm ashamed to admit: I forgot most of the controls! I had to look in the in-game help to see what I had to do. Moving and looking I had down pat, but everything else: ugh. I've also convinced myself that this is the time I'm going to get the House-related achievenemts, even though I hate House with a vengeance. I've got the independent, the NCR, the Legion, so might as well get the House ones, too. Still hate House, though. With a vengeance.

    Also, because of recent playing of Skyrim (as well as Evil Within), I found myself trying to perform actions that were not present in New Vegas: attempting to use inventory buttons from Evil Within (didn't work, obviously) and looking for Mora Tapinella (an alchemy ingredient from Skyrim) on stumps...even though there are no mushrooms on stumps in New Vegas. I stared at the stumps and …

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  • Leea

    I recently got The Evil Within, and have been playing it. Let me tell you, I am not used to so little ammunition to beat so many enemies. It was real hard at first, but eventually I got the hang of it, and it's actually pretty long as you don't get frustrated by getting killed by the same damn boss 10 times in a row before you finally find out how to kill him with the least risk to yourself. Hell, the game manual even says that; that you will die frequently. When I read that, I thought, "Yikes!" Although its meant to be scary, I've never really gotten scared about much of anything, so all the blood and guts are more...creepy. Gross. Get me a shower!

    When the synthetic fiber nylon was invented in 1938, the company that made it, Dupont, didn't do a press release. Instead, they sent out live models wearing the stockings made with the new fiber (previous ones were made with silk) to over 3,000 women's clubs members at the New York World's Fair, and this paid off: two years later, i…

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  • Agent c

    Caption Contest - 6 Sept

    September 6, 2016 by Agent c

    Welcome to another week of captioning fun Caption Fans.

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  • Leea

    Dad knows someone who doesn't like chocolate milk. He said he tased it years ago and he couldn't make himself like it. It was one of those what?! moments. How could you not like chocolate milk? I drink the stuff almost every day, sometimes twice a day. If you don't like chocolate milk, there's just something wrong with you. You need help.

    It was an old household remedy (I have no idea where it came from) to get rid of warts by rubbing it with a slice of bacon, taking said piece to an oak tree, slicing the bark of the tree, hiding the bacon strip behiind the bark, pressing the bark back into place and afterwards it was beleived the wart would be transfered to the tree, as many oak species have gnarly bark.

    One of those dumb ideas where you say aloud after reading it, "Man, where did you get that idea?"

    Ever thought a game was coded to be too hard?

    • Third was a triple tie between "always," "it was a while since I've played games," and "other." Ties are always the hardest to create replies for. Tri…

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