ClumsyArcher Mr. Swivels

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    • I did a thing

      3 years ago

      ClumsyArcher

      Some people might know that I'm a Political Science student, and that I looooove to talk aboot politics. I'll talk to pretty much anyone aboot pretty much anything in the political world. It's because of this that I kinda hate the trope of "you can't talk aboot politics on the internet." People have opinions and a lot of people want to share them.


      That's the reasoning behind a project I'm working on. It's a small site that's set up basically like a blog, where the writer can post 600+ words (which is really not a lot, believe me) and can start conversations through the comments section, other posts, and social media sharing. I know this idea isn't exactly original, but I still feel like it's worth it. There's a lot going on in the world right now, and people should be encouraged to voice their opinions and hear the other side of things.

      The site is called Don't Listen To Us (at dontlistento.us) and it's only in the trial version right now so if you do want to check it out you certainly can, you'll just have to click visitor access and do the captcha thing. At this point I'd love any feedback aboot the site, whether it's design suggestions (I'm no artist, I need all the help I can get), ideas, or criticisms of the content already up there. Right now only stuff by me is up, but I'm not planning on making the site go live until that's no longer the case.


      To dispel a few worries, the site will be moderated and articles won't be posted directly to the site without getting checked first. Yes, everyone is entitled to their opinions, but intentional shitposting doesn't help anything. That being said, no one's gonna get turned down just because their opinion is different than whomever is screening the idea. Comments won't need screening, but will have a flagging system. Too many flags and the comment gets frozen for mod approval. Again, this isn't meant to be censorship, it's just to keep the jackasses out of the conversation.


      There are no ads or anything to buy, so this isn't meant to be promotion. I just want some feedback on this project, and maybe even pique some interest in voicing opinions. Thanks for sticking with me and reading this far.


    • Boop

      4 years ago

      ClumsyArcher

      Boop boop

    • My day so far.

      4 years ago

      ClumsyArcher

      Didn't sleep at all last night, and had to go to work at 6am. Had a pallet fall over on top of me, spraining my wrist and breaking my glasses. Then had to go from the doctor to an interview roughly an hour away for a job I desperately want that will give work experience in my field of study.

      Hit lots of traffic on the way there, but somehow arrive in the town with 10 minutes to spare. Since this place is out in the middle of nowhere, none of the buildings seem to have addresses and there was no sign for the company (they're moving into a new building). After 10 minutes I finally ask for directions, and find the place. I've gt all my stuff ready, I'm pumped up, and I walk up. Closed. There's no one in the building and there's a sign with a number if anyone had something to drop off, so I tried calling the number. That's when I found out my phone is not working.

      For some unknown reason my phone can neither receive nor make calls, instead giving a "Please hold..." message whenever I try. After attempting to call the number a dozen or so times, I decide to go home. Over an hour later I'm almost home (no AC in my car btw) and decide to get food. That's when I found out my card was de-activated due to suspicious use.

      After apologizing to the girl taking my order I finally go home. Random Police checkpoint for seemingly no reason. I keep a pocket knife in the door of my car for emergencies, and the officer didn't seem to like that. Had to then explain it for 15-20 minutes before going back on my way. Another 15 minutes later and I'm home. That's when I found out my cat died.

      Apparently right after I left my large dog accidentally stepped on my cat, who has AIDS by the way, and caused fluid to go into his lungs. My mother brought him to the vet but there was nothing they could do, and he was gone before I even got home.

      That's been my day so far, and it's only 2:30. Venting complete.

    • 4 years ago

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    • Clumsy Plays Cops and Robbers Part 2

      4 years ago

      ClumsyArcher

      Money, and Crosshair. Heist involves criminals trying to make it to two escape points with loot they gathered while cops try to take them all out. Hotwire is similar to conquest, but the control points are cars, motorcycles, and highly combustible oil tankers. Yeah, pretty much boom on wheels. Blood Money has both cops and robbers trying to bank money while murdering the hell out of each other. Crosshair is a no respawn game type that makes one player on the cop team a VIP and the criminals have to kill the VIP before they escape. Finally this brings us to my favorite game type, Rescue. Rescue pits small teams against each other with cops trying to find and recover one of two hostages. This game type also has no respawns, so it's pretty intense and makes for some heart-pounding situations.
      Most people that are veterans of the Battlefield franchise are aware of the less than great roll out of the last game. Did I say less than great? I meant pretty terrible. However, I am thrilled to say that this iteration doesn't seem to be having any issues whatsoever handling the launch. When I want to play Heist, I play heist. I don't get kicked for no reason, I don't get dash boarded when I reload. No real problems, and that's perfectly fine with me. In fact, the only real gripes I have with this game are so minor that I almost feel bad talking aboot them. Almost. First, for some reason the side mirrors and rear mirror of the vehicles seem to be pointed at something other than what is behind you. No matter how many turns I took in Miami, the side mirror insisted I was just in from of a crosswalk. Obviously that doesn't really matter, and it just shows how good this game feels if that is the biggest complaint I have with it.
      Lastly, many gamers have gotten pretty attached to getting achievements and trophies, myself included. After looking at the achievement list and getting into the dirt of the game, I'm confident that the achievements won't take long at all, and this is definitely a game that people can add to their list of 100%s. One area I could foresee some trouble would be the case files, and I'd say just give it a couple weeks and there will be plenty of guides and maps with exact locations for your hunting pleasure.
      Alright, I think I'm finally done now. Long story very, very long: this game is fantastic, and I have a new appreciation for tasers. Now I'm off to zap some criminals into submission.

    • Clumsy Plays Cops and Robbers Part 1

      4 years ago

      ClumsyArcher

      I've spent the better part of the last two days with my hands glued to my controller and my eyes watching madness. Parachuting off of buildings to avoid gunfire and breaking into bank vaults. Rescuing hostages from heavily armed criminals and Tasering anyone that gets too close. Slamming into the living room of a millionaire's mansion with the sirens of your squad car blaring as KRS-Ones "Sound of Da Police' is blasting. All this and more in the newest installment of the Battlefield franchise, Battlefield: Hardline.
      When the last beta finished up and I had time to collect my thoughts on what I'd just played, I was honestly a bit disappointed. The gameplay was sound, sure, but the visuals were a bit lacking and I still wasn't sold on the whole Cops vs Robbers thing. I knew I was going to still get Hardline because I'm a big fan of Battlefield and shooters as a whole, but my hopes weren't nearly as high as the last few installments of the series. After pre-downloading the game on my Xbox One, I was ready to go at 12:01 on Tuesday. As I do with all games, I dove into the single player first and to my surprise, I was kinda enjoying it.
      The story mode puts you into the shoes orange jumpsuit wearing former Miami detective Nicholas Mendoza. Right off the bat it seems like Nick shouldn't be there, and sure enough you are soon sent three years into the past where we meet a seemingly new detective who gives the player the sense that he actually wants to make a difference. Being a true boy scout, Nick is almost immediately at odds morally with his partner, veteran Vice Detective Stoddard. The campaign is set up almost as though it's a television show, with each mission being an Episode and each episode even having a "Last time on Hardline' and "Next time' cut scene. It's a bit odd to see in a Battlefield game, but I gotta say it really works for them and I can see it being really useful for people that can only play some of the story at a time. I'd rather not give any of the important story aspects away for now, so I'll just focus on the gameplay.
      One of my major concerns aboot this game was that Battlefield players have gotten used to some pretty extreme armaments while dispatching bad guys. Things like RPGs and M249 machine guns didn't really seem like the kind of thing in the arsenal of a Vice detective. To address that truth, the player starts off with a standard issue pistol and a surprisingly useful taser. Seriously, on the Hardline difficult, I use that little zapper more than any gun. Anyway, you're given these seemingly minor armaments and expected to handle situations that a detective might find themselves in. Also in your arsenal is your shiny Miami PD badge. Sneaking up on up to three targets will give a "Freeze' prompt that will let you flash your badge and make the criminals drop their weapons and reach for the sky. This leads you to be able to do something else not found in previous Battlefield installments: arrest the bad guys. You will be able to perform a takedown that drops the opponent, cuffs them, and leaves them to think aboot what they've done. Doing things like non-lethal takedowns and arrests will result in increased experience toward a new single-player leveling system based on "Expert' ranks. These ranks range from one to fifteen and dictate how quickly you unlock certain guns, gear and attachments. Don't worry, there are plenty of guns for your trigger finger to enjoy.
      While there are significantly less weapons in Hardline than there were in Battlefield 4, you still have plenty of options for all of the situations that your officer will come across. Sniper rifles, assault rifles, shotguns, submachine guns, semi-auto sniper rifles, carbines, pistols, battle rifles (which seem to be a mix of semi-auto sniper and light machine gun) and one light machine gun are all at your disposal. After you unlock the required collectables that is. This brings we to another new feature: cases and warrants. Visceral and Dice really put effort into setting this game apart from its predecessors, and it shows in the collectibles. Since you are playing as a cop, you should probably actually do some police work, right? Nick seems to think so, and is equipped with his handy-dandy scanner to do it. Pressing RB allows you to pull up the police issued scanner, which is capable of tagging enemies, objects of note, alarms, and can analyze people and objects. The analyzing part is what's important for the collectibles. Hardlines collectibles are split into case files and warrants, with both appearing in each mission. Warrants are for individuals that need to be taken in alive, and the scanner allows you to identify them. Using your badge to arrest the criminal or giving them a little shock therapy with your trusty taser will get the job done, and then that collectible is taken care of.
      Next are case files. These can be a little tricky, because sometimes they are as small as a sheet of paper or smaller. Visceral seemed to realize this and made it so that your scanner (controller) will vibrate when you are in the vicinity of evidence. Then you take out your scanner and start hunting for something green. Analyze and boom, another one down. There are several different cases in the game, each with their own sets of evidence. Another great feature is that it allows you read up on the case information and see what is going on in the world around Detective Mendoza. A pretty big step up from dog tags in Battlefield 4 if you ask me.
      Next up is the reason why I went until 4am on Tuesday before realizing I should probably get some sleep: the multiplayer. Remember that visual issue I had with the beta? Yeah, that's gone. This game is beautiful, and plays just as smoothly as we can expect form the Battlefield franchise. Classic game types like Conquest (both regular and small) and team death match are available, with new modes Heist, Rescue, Hotwire, Blood

    • 4 years ago

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    • Cha-La Head-Cha-La!

      4 years ago

      ClumsyArcher

      I may or may not be completely and totally addicted to Dragonball Xenoverse.

    • 4 years ago

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  • Comments (12)

    • Blood_XIII FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pervy Panty Pirate Pony

      4 years ago

      Do you has Xenoverse on the 360?
      Because if you do, you should send me some goodies you're not using XDD

      Specifically any Z-Souls that auto-charge Ki would be appreciated, haha

      • Blood_XIII FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pervy Panty Pirate Pony

        4 years ago

        Son of a bitch :/
        Feel free to try anyways, maybe GIFTING will work on the same parent company's consoles if I'm lucky XD
        Meanwhile I'll just go back to grinding this Android mission and hope I get a Z Soul drop from 18 :P

      • ClumsyArcher Mr. Swivels

        4 years ago

        sorry, XB1

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

      4 years ago

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

        4 years ago

        IT'S PERFECT

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

      4 years ago

      By the way, I did think of a 5th person who has me blocked.

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

      4 years ago

      If you change the format in the URL, you can make gifs from imgur gifs again.

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

      5 years ago

      Yo Ekvin, how choo doin?

    • ShadowMajik

      5 years ago

      Hey, thank you so much for my gift! I love it!

    • XTRUEGAMER98

      6 years ago

      Hi

    • TheIrishWizz

      6 years ago

      Mark NUTTTTTTT! smiley13.gif

    • WomanFriday Writer, Wife, Woman

      6 years ago

      So I see you love archery. I did archery in Oxford when I was there and I miss it something fierce.

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