rekon59

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    • Stand or lean to wipe?

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      rekon59

      Okay, I was amazed a while back when this discussion started among friends, and how even the discussion was. So let's see how it goes here...

      When you wipe your ass, do you stand up off the toilet, or do you just lean over, leaving a cheek on the seat?

      Myself, I'm a leaner. I don't know how those standers do it, I'd think it'd be ridiculous to get a leg work out in while I'm trying to wipe.

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    • Why I don't do journals much...

      4 years ago

      rekon59

      'Cause their dumb.

      Can't wait to hear the ME Retcast though, I went through all my beer and a bunch of my booze during it.

    • Mass Effect 3 continued...

      4 years ago

      rekon59

      Okay, so back into my thoughts on Mass Effect 3. If you missed the first part, well I need to tell you again that I'm not spoiler tagging anything, so don't continue on if you haven't finished, m'kay? M'kay...

      As far as the ending went, well, I can understand how so many people are raging as to the way it ends. And let's not kid ourselves. They say there's multiple endings, but they all are pretty much the same, as far as what you get to see, anyway. About the only thing I didn't do was save Anderson, but I've already seen that doesn't make a difference either, because he dies shortly after having a final word with you anyway. The reveal where the Catalyst, was actually the supreme being who controlled the Reapers and the reasoning behind it....I don't know. I mean, the whole layout made it seem huge, and as far as a story goes, it kind of made sense, but I still felt underwhelmed by the moment. I mean, here you've been trying to take out the Reapers, and instead you meet this highly sapient intelligence who comes to you in the form of a child, it suddenly makes you feel so not in a kill-em-all type of mood, you know?

      As far as the choices he gives you, as daunting as the whole scene seems, the end results all are too similar. I stopped doing autosave right at that point, just so I could go back and see what was different about all 3 choices. I mean, the cut scenes are pretty much the same, and in two of them the Mass Relays seem to blow, although I thought that would only happen in the middle one? And why the hell is Joker speeding the Normany ahead, trying to get away from the blast everytime? Does that imply that every ship that was still around Earth at the time got destroyed? And how the hell did my whole crew get back on the Normandy? Don't get me wrong, when Harbinger blasted us away at the end, I feared Garrus was dead, and it was a relief to see him at the end, but how'd he get there? If I was going to take one I really liked, I think it was the middle choice, where synthetic and organic came together, and Joker and EDI were together. Though I like the touch with the option of destroying all synthetic life that at the end, Shepard is somehow still alive, despite that the Citadel blows up. Speaking of, how depressing is that thought? I know planets and people were getting killed the whole game, but what was there 13 billion people on that thing? I mean, most were probably dead by that point anyway, but still.

      The whole scope of what the game meant does bother me a bit. The Catalyst decided millions of years ago that this was the best way to keep organic life alive? By destroying advanced races before they devolped synthetics to a point that they'd wipe out all organic life? And he did it by being synthetic life itself, and using huge synthetic-hybrids to commit mass genocide? And how the hell does having all civilizations go on the same path of technology benefit anyone? Why have the mass relays at all if you fear them getting to advanced? How long would it take any of the races to get that far advanced without them? What's the fear of having them go on their own path? The whole thing just sounds like repeating the same science experiment over and over again, knowing how the whole thing will develop, but then trashing it before you see the end result, and starting again, and being okay with it.

      Of course I enjoyed the hell out of this game, and the series, but I think my biggest gripe is that it's supposed to boast that the game can be a total different experience between every player, like the choices mattered. But did they? If you killed the council in the first game, the new council has the same wavering thought process in this game as the old one dos if you kept them alive. You still go to Palaven first, and then start the process of getting the Krogan on board, no matter if Wrex is alive or not. Whether you destroyed the Collector base or not doesn't really seem to make a difference either. For all the different choices you made, and all the free will they gave you, the game still plays pretty much the same. Which is kind of what the Catalyst believed when it came to organic life in the galaxy. All the choices we make, everything we do, it all still works out the same way. That's frustrating enough in life, I don't need it in my video games.

      But liek I sad, I'm not letting that take away from the fun I had playing the game. This one was done prtty well, with enough unique missions, and bad guys to keep it interesting. I do wish they had taken the time to make some truly unique endings, especially one where the Reapers are dead, and my Shepard gets to go off and live with Tali, and have drinks with Garrus. That will be the part that depresses me the most, and may hinder my love for playing it a secon time. Because no matter what I do, I'm not going to get that ending.

    • Mass Effect 3 complete...

      4 years ago

      rekon59

      Okay, so by the title of this, you should know I'm talking full about the game. And I've also decided that I'm not using spoiler tags. I mean, how much are you going to gain if you're reading this, and you're not reading the blotted out parts? So here's my intro warning. If you haven't finished it, or whatever, don't read beyond this opener, ok? I mean it. I don't want to hear you crying like the first words out of my mouth were 'Bruce Willis was dead the whole time!' or something. You've been warned...

      Overall, it's a great game, and alot of touching moments. I managed to do just about everything, and save for a couple of impulsive renegade quick cuts (killing Kai Leng and Illusive Man), I did it the noble way. Mordin sacrificing himself to cure the genophage was just so beautifully done, and quite sad. Thane and Legion's death, while also sad, I think just lacked a little bit to them. I mean, yeah, we knew Thane was dying, and then Leng pretty much sealed it. But going out on a hospital bed just didn't seem fitting to me, even though the final prayer for Shepard was good. Legion, I guess some of his didn't hit me until I talked with EDI afterwards, as she mentioned right before he sacrificed himself, Legion referred to himself as an individual, not part of the Geth collective. But at the time, it was like, really? You go just like that? Like, 'Gotta die now, see ya!'. But I'm glad I was able to save the geth and the quarians (I saw a very terrible outcome of that level on Youtube....no, just no. I don't care how many times I play this game, I never want to see that ending on my TV).

      Those three seemed deemed to die no matter what choices you make, some of the other crew members, well that's where the fun was. Me? I kept them all alive. I was amazed at how much more this time around I liked Jack and Miranda. They seemed alot more two dimensional. I even kind of regret not romancing Jack in the second game, well only kind of....Jack as a den mother and teacher to biotic kids, and Miranda bringing down her own father were great stories. Jacob's just seemed to be a simple way to get him in the game. Not that I ever minded Jacob, but whatever. Grunt's seemed like that at first too, but the badass ending to that mission made me wish Grunt would've been back on the team for the final run. Seeing Samara just about break at the end of her mission, was a wow moment for me. I was glad I was quick to pull the paragon option there. Don't need that woman blowing her brains out over a Code. Zaeed and Katsumi's parts were understandably simple, as people who didn't buy the downloadable content wouldn't really know much about them anyway. Besides, although I found Zaeed fun, he was just an old merc. And while I wished for more about Katsumi to come around, it wasn't necessary.

      As for romance, although I started the game having the good talks with Ashley, and we agreed to sort things out, once Tali was on board, it was a done deal. Though I admit, I realized along the way while talking to Cortez that I was actually leading him on to. When suddenly were drinking at the bar, and one of my options was 'I'm eye candy too.' I was done with it. Part of me wishes I had kept Liara in tow the whole way, but seeing alot of the moments she had with my Shepard even as close friends, it was special. Garrus too. It seemed like no matter who you romanced, or what your preferences were, they did a good job showing the close bond Shepard likely formed with Garrus, Liara, and Tali. And yes, I'm well aware of the photoshop debacle with Tali's picture. Myself? I wish they would have just let me see her face in the game at the final romance cut-scene. That pic made no sense. Even taking away the suit needs, when did she have time to get some photography done?

      Need to go to bed. I'll write up a second part tomorrow....

      The battles were fierce, and it's nice that they've come along enough to give us what is three different armies to fight along the way, with several different typed of fighters in each. The Reapers are by far the worst, with the Brutes and Banshees and Ravagers making life miserable. I think that whole final mission gave me a resounding 'Fuck That' when the thought of doing an Insanity run came into my mind.

    • Mass Effect 3, thoughts so far..

      4 years ago

      rekon59

      I spent about 6 hours last night playing, and barely did any missions, just wandered, listening to people, and learning about a bunch of side missions. Currently have 4 squad members... Vega, Liara, Garrus, and the out of left field to teammate to me, EDI. Didn't expect her to become a squadmate, or for to her to apparently starting to think sexy time with Joker...

      Anyway, did anyone else have a problem loading their ME2 character in? It didn't load my character's look, and I had to edit it myself to as close as possible. Not a huge deal, because I didn't alter him all that much anyway, but the fact that I didn't would be a concern to anyone who did customize their Shepard alot, and had the same issue.

      So far I've run into Thane, who I don't know if there's going to be much there yet for a story other than him dying. Miranda, who I suspect will have a side mission, and Jack. Is it weird that I now love Jack about 100 times more than I ever did in ME2? Because what she's doing now, and her overall attitude just surprised me be how much more I liked her. Hoping I go find Tali soon...

      I love how many side dialogues you can walk past and hear, whether new, or maybe a person you ran into in a previous game. I already do know I want to do a second run where I had romanced Liara earlier in the series, just to see how that works out.

    • Update!

      5 years ago

      rekon59

      Puma was worried, so yes, I came back from Boston.

    • BRB

      5 years ago

      rekon59

      Off to Boston for the weekend.

    • 'Sup.

      5 years ago

      rekon59

      Hey, how's it going?

      Yeah? That's good.

      How's the kids? Allright.

      Yep, see ya later......

  • Comments (165)

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      1 year ago

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    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      3 years ago

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      Merry Christmas from Monopoly_J
      I hope the Holiday finds you doing well.

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    • tex_wannabe

      4 years ago

      Thanks for distracting my husband and giving him an excuse not to work on the living room remodel! He started playing the game the same day he got it.

      • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

        4 years ago

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    • Nixorbo

      4 years ago

      Click on your name on the top bar, then click on Sponsor. Assuming you paid for your sponsorship w/ Paypal, you'll also want to go to Paypal and make sure that autorenew is off.

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      4 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • Baraxis

      5 years ago

      Reply in the email, let everyone know. We have to organize ourselves since Mega is in a difference timezone.

    • Baraxis

      5 years ago

      Did you get my email?

    • GenRev

      5 years ago

      Dr. Rockzo made me click your icon... we do a lot of cocaine...

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      5 years ago

      In reply to rekon59, #8:

      Whoah, hold on a sec. You send EMAILS to email addresses? How did she know that? Sounds like a hacker.....


      So you're saying I shouldn't pursue this?

    • jedipoet

      5 years ago

      Ha.

    • jedipoet

      5 years ago

      i'm looking at your clown face avatar and having warm nostalgic feelings about that one time we beat halo 3. :)

    • jokersflame

      5 years ago

      I saw your post in top posts.

      Wanted to respond with this.

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      5 years ago

      In reply to rekon59, #4:

      YOU RUIN A PERFECTLY GOOD CHEESEHEAD WITH THAT CARDINALS SHIRT!!!

      BREWERS IN 2011, GOOD DAY, SIR!!!!


      I thought red of the shirt made the yellow of the hat just POP personally.

    • ah64mech13

      5 years ago

      Awesome avatar.

    • Baraxis

      5 years ago

      Happy birthday, my good sir! I hope it's good one.

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      5 years ago

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      ...............Luke 2:1-20
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    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      5 years ago

      In reply to rekon59, #14:

      That third pic makes it look like Yukon Cornelius is in your manger scene....


      LOL!

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      I will always see that now...thanks....thanks a lot.

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    • Chi_Mangetsu

      5 years ago

      Just because she's on her knees all the time, it don't mean she's praying.....


      BOOM!!!!


      Totally stealing this.

    • Monkeynuke FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 years ago

      Red vs Blue Community Flash Collab teaser trailer!
      (links to Youtube)

    • BU_

      5 years ago

      Well there's why things won't change for the better, this guy's praying to the wrong dude.


      It's actually a she.

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      5 years ago

      lol I have been trying to make the same point for awhile now. Though, I am not sure it really will ever get through to them. Most of the regular posters in there are in the 17-19yr old range and seem to be stuck in mimicking /b/. Guess we'll just have to wait and see now smiley0.gif

    • Thoric FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Yikes

      5 years ago

      I swear sometimes it's like you and I are the only two talking the same language in the DT forums...

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      5 years ago

      Allright, but by taking this next step, things better not get weird....



      Just don't try leaving your toothbrush at my place.

    • monopoly_j FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Elevator's not worthy.

      5 years ago

      We're friends on LIVE, we see each other around here a bit, and I like what you post a lot.


      BFF's? smiley8.gif


      Seriously though, please accept my most humble of friend request.

    • jedipoet

      6 years ago

      i don't trust the lot of them.

    • cyanophobia

      6 years ago

      A 6 pack of Guinness (which I what I prefer to drink) is $9. Bud ends up being just under a buck a can. PBR is the cheapest for whatever reason.

      $14 for a 30 pack would be heavenly.

      Post edited 7/07/10 12:56PM

    • cyanophobia

      6 years ago

      I still want an epic origin story of how PBR became the beer of hipsters.


      There's a hipster bar downtown called Bikini Lounge that sells large pitchers of it for $5. My friends and I would go after seeing art shows or indie shows in the surrounding galleries (usually on First Friday), and order a pitcher per person and just get smashed. And because our DUI laws are outrageous, we'd all just ride our bikes to the galleries and the bar, then ride to our friend's house where all our cars were, so it didn't look like we were driving from a bar and get picked off by the cops.

      My boyfriend was in the Navy and does the whole "support American made stuff"! Since PBR is American made and we can get a 30 pack for $20 - well the choice is obvious. Especially since we live in a neighborhood where we know everyone and they always come over and drink tons of beer.

      That's how the PBR addiction started for this hipster. You might ask some others about theirs, but it's less about epicness and more about our desire to get drunk for cheap.

      I could retell the story and involve dinosaurs, if you want. smiley1.gif

    • CapDac

      6 years ago

      Just tagged you in an image. Please view and clarify. I am scared.

    • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

      6 years ago

      6 hour round trip (12 for you) would probably be more trouble than it's worth for everyone involved. Probably just try to find a crappy, cheap-ass motel on the outskirts somewhere for my one night. However, if you want tocome in that first day when I get there and give me a ride to said motel, you're welcome to share in the crappitude, and then we can see the sights, have some pizza at the very least before I have to go back to the station the next day. Unlessof course there's something super awesome to see or do in Wisconsin.

    • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

      6 years ago

      How long is the drive between where you live and Chicago?

    • datalaughing FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Always Right

      6 years ago

      Gonna post a journal about this today or tomorrow, but I figured I'd let you know since you were talking about meeting up.

      I'll be in Chicago from 3:30 PM on Wed. Aug. 4th to 8 PM on the 5th. Then I'm heading down to Memphis and be back in Chicago at 9 Am on the 10th and gonna be there until 6:40 that evening. So if you want to make your way down and hang out during one of those times, that would be awesome. You could even come down to Memphis to hang with Tack and Fools if you like.

      Just let me know.

    • Foolsfolly

      6 years ago

      If you remember, Mass Effect 2 came out during that month and a half that I had no computer. So I knew nothing about the lead up to the game's release nor any guide to the thing. I went through the game without losing anyone.

      ....side missions, loyalty quests, and common sense during the Collector Base. I thought it was too easy to get everyone out alive too but there's a lot of people complaining about their people dying.

      During the Hold the Line event Mordin can apparently die. I say apparently because the Defense score of the group left behind is significantly boosted with Grunt, Garrus, Legion, and Zaeed. And if you don't have them left behind then you're defense score suffers and people can die (Mordin being the most likely). However in my original play through I brough Garrus and Legion with me to the final fight and I hadn't downloaded Zaeed... no one died.

      I'm not saying it's not possible to lose Mordin there (BioWare employees over at the BioWare site say he's the most likely to die during Hold the Line) but I've never experienced it.

      I eventually did a "everyone dies" ending because I can't YouTube things with this shitty connection. I rushed through everything, did no loyalty mission other than Garrus's, Tali's, Thane's, and Samara's. (Had Garrus loyal but Tali, Thane, and Samara can have their loyalty mission pass but without their loyalty). I was worried that Garrus would survive but he died when I had Miranda do the biotic shield.

      To get Shepard to die at the end you have to be completely stupid (which has a nice parallel with the opening of the game, Joker standing helplessly as Shepard holds on and falls away). It's actually harder to get people killed than it is to save them.

      BTW, something I realized starting the game again, and maybe you knew this and brought this up in the past, but when you are first walking through the blown up Normandy to get to Joker, do you notice how you go up the right staircase to the Map room, but then when you go through the door, you're on the left side of the ship?


      They go up and do a 180. It's just like Shepard turning around...his right becomes his left.

      But I did notice on the second playthrough that you're wearing the first game's Onyx armor and when you get the armor from the Project Lazarus container it's brand new armor.

      Also Insanity isn't all that hard. It's easier than the first game's "Everything takes 5 minutes to kill" Insanity.

      The tough as shit difficulty is New Game+ Insanity. You get to keep all your armor and weapons from your last play through but you loose all your money, resources, and karma points. I got to Horizon and gave up on the character.

      It's just not fun. Just aggravating.

    • Foolsfolly

      6 years ago

      HA!

      That's brilliant. Thanks for that.

    • ChipperHalf

      6 years ago

      I love that I go to Fools' profile to reply to him, and I see you two having an awesome conversation about ME2. It just made me smile. ILUguys.

    • SharpAsATack

      6 years ago

      Fat people do need love, but if they're assholes, they don't deserve it. Or at the very least, they have to pay.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      6 years ago

      Oh yeah, Supernova was saccharine hell. Just awful.

      The ginseng is pretty formidable stuff, but I never felt it detracted from the raspberry goodness of Voltage. Code Red is just uninspired too me. It's just Mt. Dew + grenadine.

      Ultra Violet's sugar substitute for whatever reason made it unbearably carbonated and I felt it was only drinkable when flat, which is unfortunate.

    • Chi_Mangetsu

      6 years ago

      Voltage is delicious and you know it! I'll kill you!

      jay kay

      Post edited 4/20/10 9:35PM

    • Foolsfolly

      6 years ago

      Psh, you're not missing much. I'm either ranting to someone, posting bullshit in the thread, or reading multiple different thing in 3-7 tabs on Firefox.


      Love Firefox.

    • DoNothing69

      6 years ago

      For you:

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    • Baraxis

      6 years ago

      So, like, happy birthday and shit!

      I realize I'm kinda late, but yeah. I hope your day was full of wonder and alcohol.

    • CapDac

      6 years ago

      My friend, if you feel like hanging up for a few hours, it would be legendary. Message me your number (I've forgotten the one for my Go phone) and I'll hit you up.

      Will get you details when possible

    • exitnine

      6 years ago

      Try this or this.

    • evildonut94

      6 years ago

      haha love the clown :P funny as hell

    • SharpAsATack

      6 years ago

      You're assuming it'll last a month or two. Thanks for not thinking I'll fuck up.

    • DoNothing69

      6 years ago

      Here is the Levetzow coat of arms.

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    • DoNothing69

      6 years ago

      Haloing? Me and Data are.

    • ChipperHalf

      6 years ago

      It's funny you bring up Angie, because all three of the actors said "Angie Harmon is sooooo hot." LOL.

    • Hohenheim

      6 years ago

      Fun times.

    • jedipoet

      6 years ago

      do you want to play ODST we need a fourth?

    • Hohenheim

      7 years ago

      That was actually the greatest 2 minutes of your life, you just haven't realized the awesomeness yet.

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