JJBrazman

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    • OK

      6 years ago

      JJBrazman

      I know I said I was going to catch up... I still am, promise.

      But first, take a look at THIS

      It's a game designed by a friend for a 48hr competition, and I'm sure he would love feedback!

      Stay awesome guys!

    • I'm Alive!

      6 years ago

      JJBrazman

      Indeed, I'm sure you're all shocked at this, given my (OK, pretty habitual) disappearance for the past month or so.

      I'm behind on a lot (RvB and PhillyD, as well as a hell of a lot of correspondance and journals) but I shall catch up, and write about the awesome holiday I have just enjoyed, but for you adieu and @superpriv4te you're awesome!

    • On Holiday

      6 years ago

      JJBrazman

      My holiday is in full swing; I've just hot back from a week in Sicily and am off for two nights with my grandparents followed by a week in Cornwall.
      I'm currently in a station waiting for a train, having been travelling since 6:30 this morning. In that time I've twice arrived 10 minutes after the hourly conveyance I aimed to catch and spent a 2 hour plane journey having the back of my seat kicked by a precocious 5 year old who wouldn't shut up.
      However this journey is going way better than the trip out... Hopefully the following note jotted en route should explain why.

      I am writing this on my iPhone at 5AM. I'll probably end up posting it to RT later, but I want to capture how fucking frustrated I am at this moment.
      Stuck in an airport in Italy for an all night layover, I found a small group of nice people, who didn't speak English, but made it quite clear that they just wanted up sleep; as did I.
      I quickly realised that easily the most comfortable place to sleep was the floor, airport seats being what they are, and so the five of us lay splayed out across the floor, wishing the lights would dim.
      Then the fucking families arrived. Overjoyed to see that we'd vacated the seats, they sat down not two bloody metres from us with their 5 children. Their 5 children who will not stop bloody screaming. I have literally not slept a wink, and it's 5 fucking AM. They run around, they jump on the spot, they play with the vending machines, but most of all they fucking scream their heads off, and do their parents give a damn?
      No, they don't. Without a care in the world for the people who are trying to sleep, who were here first and who's personal space they've just invaded, the families chatter and laugh as their children scream up the high fucking heavens.
      SHUT THE HELL UP!
      I DON'T GIVE A DAMN THAT YOU'RE CALLED LUIGI, IT ISN'T EVEN FUNNY ANY MORE. YOU ARE THE WORST BEHAVED INFANT I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED AND YOU HAVE TO BE OLDER THAN 7. YOU ARE INFINITELY WORSE THAN MY 4 YEAR OLD COUSIN WHO USED TO WAKE ME (IRONICALLY) AT 5AM EVERY DAY, AND WHOM MY ENTIRE FAMILY THINKS IS A BRAT. AND YOU LOT, YOU CALL YOURSELVES PARENTS? GET A HOLD OF YOUR FUCKING HELLSPAWN AND SHUT THEM THE HELL UP. YOU COULD ALSO TRY BEING QUIET YOURSELVES AND SET AN EXAMPLE. IT'S FIVE FUCKING AM AND I HAVEN'T SLEPT A WINK BECAUSE OF YOUR FUCKING FAMILY. AND WHILE WE'RE AT IT, NO; WEAKLY DECLARING YOUR CHILD'S NAME AT A VOLUME THEY CAN'T HEAR DOES NOT COUNT AS DISCIPLINE. YOU ARE TERRIBLE PARENTS. FUCK OFF AND DIE.

      But will any of this be said out loud? No; I'm too English, and that would be terribly bad manners.

    • Do YOU have what it takes?

      6 years ago

      JJBrazman

      The LFTO Shizno is running a prize draw, with the ultimate and amazing first place prize of...

      a Sponsorship!

      See here for details!

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      See, we even have an obnoxious banner, so you KNOW it's good!

    • RTX

      6 years ago

      JJBrazman

      I'm sure that even as I type this many happy revelers are enjoying everything RTX has to offer (OK, maybe not at this time of night with a 6AM shoot, but you get the point).
      Unfortunately I was not able to go; America being far away, Tickets being expensive and me being a poor student. However, plans have been laid and (perhaps unwise) deals have been struck. If all goes well, next Year's RTX will have a badge with my name on it (or possibly the year after that... I'm tempted to wait until I'm 21).
      If not I'll die of flue in a medical trial gone wrong.

      Anyway, here's to RTX and the community that makes me glad to be a part of it!

    • EXAMS

      6 years ago

      JJBrazman

      ARE TOTLALLY OVER!

      I MAY have ghad a biyt on thwe way back, but that is like not entirely the point./ afriend of mine has just been re-christened 'Mufffin', I no longer have rto worry about my course for like a week and life is feckin awesome
      l. Except I rtan out of cava, but thgat's just life hey?!?!?!?!!!!?!?!?!??!!!

      Off to get more...

    • All Souls

      6 years ago

      JJBrazman

      I hope I don't come across as boasting when I say that I'm reasonably sure that anybody reading this has heard of Oxford University; one could just as easily say the same for Harvard, Yale, Cambridge (that dump) and a number of other prestigious institutions.

      However there exists a lesser known, yet even more hallowed hall within this great University; an academic institution without peer, the most exclusive academic community in the world.

      Of course, I refer to All Souls College, without a doubt the greatest of the colleges of Oxford.

      I'd probably better point out here that I don't actually go there; and I never intend to try; membership (and fellowship, for to All Souls they are one and the same) is most easily achieved by sitting the All Souls Examination, the single hardest examination ever set, the criteria for sitting being the achievement of a First in a degree in Oxford... A maximum of two places are offered each year; it doesn't get more exclusive than that.

      The college itself is a beautiful inner-city zone of tranquility, it's architecture excellently crafted to complement its surroundings. A single gate onto Radcliffe Square allowing a view for those of us who pass wistfully on our way to Lectures, and the throngs of tourists, all eager to take a snap of this beautiful college.

      Twice a year, however, they hold sung services in their 15th Century chapel; the choir for which must be imported from elsewhere (they haven't undergrads except for a brief stint around 1600 where they tried using them as a cheaper alternative to staff). This time, we were the lucky lot, and we immediately decided that we were definitely not above taking the opportunity to get as many pictures as possible.

      I'll probably throw a whole load in my image Gallery later, but this is easily my favorite:

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      Ah All Souls...


      *giggle*

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  • Comments (359)

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      6 years ago

      Grifball tonight?

    • redarmo25

      6 years ago

      Hey JJ, check the shizno skype chat. Oro is holding a record on saturday night 8:30 CDT talking about sound production that pretty much all of us should be in. Tis an hour earlier than normal shizno record and in our time it will essentially be Sunday early morning. Hope all is well smiley1.gif

      • redarmo25

        6 years ago

        I'm good thanks, glad to be done with 1st year exams. I'll be going to Australia to see my parents next Friday. Will get to record shiznos at midday down there :)

      • JJBrazman

        6 years ago

        Thanks for telling me, that's 2:30AM for us right?
        All is indeed well; I'm moved back home and life is relaxing and good. How are you? When do you move back down under?

    • Jalnor

      6 years ago

      Quick question for you regarding the Mafia game you signed up to... just to help me optimise the role distribution on Sunday.
      Can you tell me which of these roles you've played in the past (if any) and which of them you'd like to try in this round? Obviously, there are many other roles... these are the major ones with recurring powers. You can pick as many or as few as you like smiley1.gif

      Cop
      Bodyguard/Doctor
      AI
      Psycho
      Vigilante

      • JJBrazman

        6 years ago

        Sounds like a lot of fun!
        I'm definitely up for that, although of course I'll be happy with anything.

      • Jalnor

        6 years ago

        Only the AI and the moderator know who he's inhabiting at any time - the rest of the players find out who he was in when he moves on smiley8.gif
        The balance is that he can only change host at the end of a death post. So if his current host is the victim in the death post, he doesn't get a chance to move on and dies with the host. Like Church possessing Sarge.
        ...in fact, I seem to recall I directly parodied that scene the first time I used the AI...

      • JJBrazman

        6 years ago

        That sounds awesome. Who knows who he is inhabiting, and how is he killed?

      • Jalnor

        6 years ago

        The AI is a bit of a complex one, in that it's hard to explain but easy to understand once you see it from the right angle. I invented it a couple of years ago and it's been a regular feature in the space station game.

        He starts off as a normal civilian - investigations will reveal him as a civilian. He wins with the civilians.
        But he is essentially a robot pretending to be human.
        If he's killed in any way, in a last-ditch attempt to stay alive, he'll abandon his robot body and transmit himself into another player's body. Then he has to move to a new body at least once a week or he fades out of existence. From then on, he wins by being alive at the end of the game. He can choose to help fight the Mafia (perhaps by deliberately taking over his suspect) or simply become an unpredictable element in the game.

      • JJBrazman

        6 years ago

        Sure thing,

        On here I've only played as a mafioso, on EpicMafia.com I've also been cop (and of course villager), bulletproof and one or two others.

        I'm more than happy with any of those, or just straight villager. I tend to make a terrible mafioso, and AI sounds cool, but I have no idea what it is.

        What I'd really like (although it's probably totally not possible) would be something weird and little known like the lighthouse keeper, the baker, the fool or something new.

        I'm totally fine with anything though.

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

      6 years ago

      I see you are catching up on your watchlist backlog XD

      • JJBrazman

        6 years ago

        Indeed; with the new profile I keep noticing journals and things that I missed. It's interesting to see what people have been doing, and who notices when you mod months old journals!

    • SuperPriv4te

      7 years ago

      Someone reads like he's having a good time smiley0.gif

    • BunnySquasher

      7 years ago

      Well I'm good, just finished my first modules at uni, handed in my first game, so got a lot more free time to spend on the xbox and stuff, just in time for all the new games. Was starting to worry I wasn't going to hear from you before London :P

    • BunnySquasher

      7 years ago

      JJ! We haven't talked in ages, where did you go?!

    • BunnySquasher

      7 years ago

      Nah it's fine don't worry, and yeah I'm good, Uni has been fun. Hows things with you?

    • Yaini

      7 years ago

      Can't say I do.

      Speaking of which how is Uni going for you?

    • James Volume III

      7 years ago

      It's what you make of it. I can already see why some people see college/university as the best time of their life, and also as the worst. If you go into it expecting to get an education, make some friends, and have a good time, that's exactly what will happen. If you go in with negative thoughts, don't be shocked when your time sucks.

      Your college experience is what you want it to be. So have fun! Enjoy yourself, find friends, pick classes that genuinely interest you. It'll all be good. smiley0.gif

    • Charlie8282 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      DUDE! it's so good to hear from you! i was actually going to drop you a line soon. that's so weird. thanks so much for taking the time to catch up on my stuff! i really do appreciate it.

      good luck at Uni! math is one of those weird subjects that you remember subconsciously, i think. sort of like some dormant mutant ability: it comes out under extreme stress.. like Magneto attacking.. i guess it's nothing like that... smiley0.gif

      brother, it would be awesome if you wanted to play some Gears 3. i know we're not always on at the same time, but if you see me on, drop me an invite.

    • Kessa

      7 years ago

      Thank you! =)

    • redarmo25

      7 years ago

      Hey JJ :) so have you already bought your MCM Expo tickets?

    • SuperPriv4te

      7 years ago

      Thankyou smiley1.gif

    • Wolf_Soul

      7 years ago

      Okay. :)

    • Wolf_Soul

      7 years ago

      Well, I didn't see that post you edited. And that will work, thanks. Now I can work on the site. :D

    • James Volume III

      7 years ago

      Conveniently enough, the crisis is over! Whole bunch of bad business. Hacker picked the best weekend(and by best, I mean worst possible) to do this, too.

    • Wolf_Soul

      7 years ago

      Yeah, the picture has to be 960 by 200. For the site. :P

    • James Volume III

      7 years ago

      I go to check my Mod History...

      O_O

      I see you've discovered everything I've ever posted in the past 3 months, haha.

    • Wolf_Soul

      7 years ago

      Nah, it is cool. This is the right size. :D

    • Wolf_Soul

      7 years ago

      That banner will work. :D I needed a Spartan at the background. :)

    • Panda_Mugger

      7 years ago

      I just added you because I really liked your podcast theme song, and you seem pretty cool.

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

      7 years ago

      I know, I saw!! smiley12.gif

    • ColdRadio

      7 years ago

      +1 Cool on the avatar update.

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

      7 years ago

      Ding!

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      You can haz!

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

      7 years ago

      The part that was sucking is on Horizon -- I had Grunt & Mordin (bad choice w\ grunt as i'm a soldier), Ran up against 2 Scions and about dozen husks. By the time they're dead I'm extremely low on ammo for the Praetorian. Just going to go in with a heavier bio crew (better ammo conservation) and not stand still for the Scions to continually rape me. I was also playing at like 3AM so that didn't help.

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

      7 years ago

      Its not really so much of a problem, Its just ME2 on Insanity.

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

      7 years ago

      I APPROVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

      Admittedly, I had thought of its similarity to the yin-yang symbol before, but I hadn't tried to make it work =) Thanks JJ!

      In return, would you like me to make a render with your avatar symbol?

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

      7 years ago

      Thanks

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

      7 years ago

      How do you make a bumper sticker, if you know?

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      7 years ago

      It is off putting and although I would like them to edit it out, they won't because it's part of the game, unless there's some in-game way of turning it off

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

      7 years ago

      Same. I don't know why the craze started, but I just couldn't pass up the oppurtunity to post that one.

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

      7 years ago

      Oh, I only have enough for one game really. And I wanna buy it for two consoles. I'm saving up for a new PC.

    • da_anaconda

      7 years ago

      lol, shouldo f mentioned, that thing is an airsoft gun

    • Kessa

      7 years ago

      It won't let me sign in. D8

    • Kessa

      7 years ago

      I did re-install Skype and that solved my problems with it. MSN is being a bitch, though.

    • Kessa

      7 years ago

      I actually have that one, it's what cleaned it up to begin with. I also use Avast, but thank you. ^^;

    • flaarda

      7 years ago

      That was a really awesome apology, actually. I didn't like spanking you around, and I hope you learned something, maybe about internalized/society-wide misogyny, and how you can be one person that helps turn the tide around. And that wasn't a fauxpology, either. No 'sorry you were offended' there. Nope. A+ apology, man, I mean it.

      I do want to end with a footnote, though: Intent is not magical. Though your intent definitely wasn't to deliberately hurt anyone's feelings, the language that you use can hurt without you intending it to. The way you avoid that is by choosing your words more carefully.

      No worries, man.

    • rane0

      7 years ago

      In reply to JJBrazman:

      It's too big.

      If you can get a solid number on what the acceptable file size is, we'll talk. I just don't wanna bug Gus.

      Besides, embedding it is MUCH more effective than a sponsor ad.

    • flaarda

      7 years ago

      tl;dr

      What I'm about to explain to you is that you don't get to decide how underprivileged groups choose to represent themselves. You're a white male, I know that much, and you are also probably cis and straight and upper middle class and of substantial education. This means that you have privileges in society that I will never have, as a woman (to your man), GQ (to your cis), and bisexual (to your straight).

      Because of your privilege, you have no right to tell me what respect I should get as a human being. If I want to be referred to as a chairperson, then by God that's what you're going to call me. It's not political correctness, and it's not something little that no one cares about. This very much affects marginalized groups. The only reason for you to put aside political correctness is to make a veiled insult, and so I don't think I should have to put up with it.

      Your veiled insult was the implication that women lord their sexuality over men when they're in a male-dominated business. Wrong. Women in male-dominated fields face sexism like no other - including the sexism that you just perpetrated.

      Listen, I'm probably doing an awful job of explaining this to you, so I'm going to tell you to go over to sf_d for a little bit and have you read up on why people of privilege not respecting political correctness is what's holding us back from equality.

      I don't get it. Usually you're a really nice guy. But now I see you have some misogyny in you, and I kind of feel slighted, because I didn't think that was who you were.

    • rane0

      7 years ago

      In reply to JJBrazman:

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    • Kessa

      7 years ago

      Catching Fire is my favorite, too.

      I hated how Gale was thrown under the bus. I wanted more closure with him and Katniss. The readers were just left hanging with that.

      I understood why she killed Prim; she was making a point. I felt like Finnick didn't have to die, though.

      And while I loved the ending (Katniss and Peeta totally had sex before the real/not real thing) I felt like it was kind of an info dump before the epilogue.

    • TheRecreator

      7 years ago

      Yup. Read the journal comment. Quite a bit of feedback to absorb, especially this late at night. =P

    • Kessa

      7 years ago

      omg yesssssss the Quell. I had a jawdrop moment.

      And no, I won't tell. I do know of a highly excellent Gale/Madge fic though it doesn't exactly follow canon.

      Peeta is my absolute favorite. He's just...yeah. -sigh- smiley12.gif

    • Kessa

      7 years ago

      Catching Fire is the best out of the three. I call it the "shit gets real" book. Mockingjay...well, you'll have to wait for that! smiley8.gif

      Rane did the same thing, though, with Mockingjay. We used to sit and read out loud to each other on Skype, and one night I finished reading a chapter of Mockingjay, and he said, "Oh, I'll read the next two then I am going to go to sleep. Night, love."

      ...And then he stayed up till 3.30 so he could finish the book. xD

      Rue is so so sweet. I loved her to pieces. And Peeta is my favorite (like that isn't obvious from Skype or anything) so I've shipped Katniss/Peeta since the beginning. <3

      I'm not too much of a fantasy person, actually. The most fantasy I'll do is Harry Potter.

      But I've heard of that Swedish guy. The Millennium Trilogy, yeah?

    • Kessa

      7 years ago

      You're very welcome! The artist would made that pic is fantastically talented, no?

      The Hunger Games is my favorite book; I carry it with me everywhere in case I get anxious. Because it is so completely brilliant. She has a remarkable talent of keeping you to the edge of your chair with the ends of chapters. You can't stop reading because you absolutely have to know what is going to happen.

      I actually knew how the book was going to end before I picked it up because of the wiki but that didn't stop me from enjoying it any less because I liked seeing how it got to that point.

      Have you started the sequel yet?

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

      7 years ago

      You would have to ask Beta, he's the mastermind.

    • Patawan

      7 years ago

      Oh, naturally, but legal arguments are always one or two steps divorced from reality.

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

      7 years ago

      Something like this?
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    • Drazsyr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Domo-Kun

      7 years ago

      Does Beta automatically win then?

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