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376  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Nightlife: UGLY! on: 2005 August 12, 12:41:56
Nope. R & B neither. Buncha wailing. That damn Whitney Houston song out of the Bodyguard - took me bloody weeks to get that out of my head, it just wails on and on and on...

Adore reggae though.  Cheesy

Reggae cool, man. Whitney has talent, bad taste in men and even less in musical vehicles to showcase that voice. Mariah "pain in the arse" Carey, simper...

Oooh, shall make her as Sim and kick on regular basis.
377  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Nightlife: COOL! on: 2005 August 12, 12:34:22
As many as you can lure with the prospect of money... FLAME the evil nannies...! HEHEEHEHEH
378  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Nightlife: UGLY! on: 2005 August 12, 11:42:06
Shania Twang, that is, witch, or "Every Man's Wet Dream Provided You Put Ear Plugs In"?  Grin

Don't care for cRAP, or much R n B and loathe Hip Hop. Like almost everything else except Country.
379  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: who's playing this game? on: 2005 August 12, 11:37:07
I don't understand why science fiction is so hidden. Our local library stopped having a science fiction section about ten years ago. Looking for SF now is a dreary process of finding a little pegasus or saturn icon amongst the zillions of sherlock holmes, cross or heart icons liberally splattered everywhere. Then it's most likely a bloody sword and sorcery quantilogy or some pathetic fantasy about ordinary new york girl meets fairy. Like it would be hard to meet a fairy in NY! Tongue

I am at a loss to answer this. But you are absolutely right and I am sick of the stuff that passes for fantasy these days. The only fantasy author I read is Charles de Lint and his stuff is so bloody hard to get hold off I could run screaming into a bookshop with a machete. Oh, for a decent writer... (Donaldson is good if blacker than the bottom of a coal mine during an eclipse.)

Read Aldiss, Asimov, Blish, E.E. 'Doc' Smith (Triplanatary being the book to blame for my obsession with science fiction), and sooooo many others I've lost track. Read the odd bit of Greg Bear, some Gibson and a very good British author called Michael Marshall Smith (excellent premise in all of the novels), but made many more mistakes as witnessed by my bulging bookshelves. How about Julian May? Ann McCaffrey? Oh my, those dragons...don't ya just wish?
380  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: HUZZAH! Banned from Rentech.com! on: 2005 August 11, 12:29:48
People love having someone far more AWESOME than them.  Wink

Piffle... despite the titles, I KNOW no-one is more awesome than me... heheheheh
381  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Nightlife: UGLY! on: 2005 August 11, 12:24:37
You know I heard a rumour that linedancing is how the Nazi party got started. Grin

You only have to watch some old black and white news-reels to see that the choreography that went into the goose step obviously has its origins in linedancing. I also think that there's a strong possibility that sharp pointy things under the toenails played a part... I mean, take a look at those guys? Do they look happy?
382  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Nightlife: COOL! on: 2005 August 11, 12:19:09
Pah. Who cares about a frickin' sea? It's completely meaningless until we have something "The Sims 2 Pirates Edition". Now FLAMETHROWERS, those have immediate applications.

Heheheheh... oh, the HOURS of endless enjoyment. *Starts to happily plan pyres and other such things*
383  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: who's playing this game? on: 2005 August 11, 12:15:50
Have just begun reading the "Baroque Cycle - Quicksilver" by Neal Stephenson, which I found quite accidently when perusing the SF - as you do. He's a good read and it's well written, though I did have a few difficulties with placing it in the genre the author wants for it as it seems rather more historical in nature.

Has anyone read Jasper Fforde and his "Tuesday Next" books. If you like Pratchett and Adams you should enjoy these. The man is a literary minefield and very clever. Funny, too.
384  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Nightlife: UGLY! on: 2005 August 09, 15:43:28
Dearie dearie me, linedancing is still popular in some parts of NZ and in fact only really hit here about 10-15 years ago. Funny thing is it was taken up by two main groups I knew about, country & western people and dykes. It's pretty scary doing a linedance with a bunch of dykes when you're not a dyke and have no sense of rhythm.  Grin

Heheheheh...
385  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: HUZZAH! Banned from Rentech.com! on: 2005 August 09, 15:37:03
Yes.  You can learn how to more creatively insult, point and laugh. Cheesy

Quite.

And I'll say it again, what the hell does it matter? Pescado's in his heaven, all's right with the world...
Meh, politics are dull.
386  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: who's playing this game? on: 2005 August 09, 15:12:41
There's so much damn fine fiction out there it's sometimes hard to know where to start. Good to know there are a few SF nuts in the mix though.



I just read Danni's other posts and she doesn't sound like a crazy poster. Danni, if my "hunch" was wrong, and I have a "hunch" it was, now, I apologize. Your post just struck me out of the blue, with your being so cavalier about suicide. Either way, please get help. Go back to your doctor.

Please, do take the advice if if your post was for real.
387  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: who's playing this game? on: 2005 August 03, 09:00:14
I loved Heinlein when I was a little hippie in the '70's, especially Stranger in a Strange Land and Time Enough for Love, but I've been going off him ever since. He got seriously weird about incest in his later books and it creeped me out so much I can only read his earlier stuff now. Feminism helped turn me off his theme of old balding hook-nosed blokes who got all the nookie, as well.

"Stranger..." was for me one of the seminal books I've read. A truly remarkable piece of fiction, and though I read some of his other books I noticed that he became somewhat formulaic. Something that Stephen King can be accused of too. Which goes to show you that you should never get too smart/clever/big for decent editing.  Smiley

Many more S/F fans out there?
388  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: who's playing this game? on: 2005 August 01, 11:25:23
I'm an IT guy who currently does systems administration, and I am unable to socialize around people (Asperger's syndrome). I have no art skills I know of.
I've never heard of this. Is this one of those new diseases they made up now? Sounds like a load of bolognium to me. I think you're just talking to the wrong people. Although I similarly lack art skills. Unless you count finger-painting with the blood and entrails of my enemies as an art skill.

Believe me, if I actually *HAD* art skills, you'd be seeing more totally awesome stuff. So who wants to volunteer their skills of an artist?

Asperger's Syndrome is a form of high-functioning autism. The majority of those with this diagnosis are perfectly capable of holding down a job but find it almost impossible to form personal attachments or function at a social level. I work with people with autism, and the behaviour associated with the full disorder can be pretty spectacular and involves them painting with their carers entrails!

So, social worker which makes me quasi-scientific (psychology), and I have a love/hate relationship with the game.

As for art skills... damn, I'm good. Should have done it for a living, but chose people instead.
389  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Nightlife: UGLY! on: 2005 August 01, 11:17:29
Oh, gah. Linedancing. *shudder*    Lips sealed

Dear God no...
390  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: HUZZAH! Banned from Rentech.com! on: 2005 August 01, 11:09:23

Well, one thing is that those who need JM can not find him from Various' site anymore, they would have to go to MTS2 for that. I just went through the site and found that all the posts he made have been deleted. It's actually quite comical sometimes, people seem to answer themselves or respond to something that is not there. Even the individual posts that had a link to this site have been altered in some way or other.

Interpersonal difficulties should not be carried this far as to deny those in need of help access to it. It is the hypocrisy of this that is very annoying. To proclaim that a site has been set up solely for helping fellow simmers, but providing forums as well is one thing, to deny information or direct access to the most talented modder in the community is quite another.

If you want to implement rules, be consistent. The avatar in question did not bother me in the least, but they have at least one member there who delights in calling people "crackhead", makes constant references to 'crack' and has in his/her signature under location the following: "Where do you think, CrackHead?"
I find this far more bothering than everything else I have come across since the break-up.

Censorship and hypocracy are the two things I deplore the most. Having been involved in the former discussion about the issue (and receiving a very defensive non-answer), and witnessing the latter now in more than one way is rather disturbing.

G.

Strange, the links were there the last time I checked but I rarely go to MTS2 daily.

All I can say is that there must be some exceptionally immature people out in the simming community. As for my own experience, I have noticed that there are a few on MTS2 forums that are quite disturbed and have a knack for not taking any responsibility for what they say. Worrying...

Censorship has its place, but hypocrisy does not. I have a personal issue with the mods that are available for guns, as I am, and I'm proud to admit it, fully in favour of having every weapon destroyed. (Yes, I'm a bleeding heart, tree-hugging hippy.) This worries me as it takes the game one step too far in my opinion. Cartoon violence is ok (Tom & Jerry anyone?) but bringing reality into something that's essentially marketed for kids? Kinda makes my skin crawl...

As for the "disturbing" avatar...I've seen far worse than a gay couple snogging. (Having been round the blocks more than once - a fairly slow stroll - and (jokingly) known as a "fag-hag".) Sexuality merely is. And, provided everyone is enjoying it and there is no coercion then I fail to see what the problem is. Both of my children have gay men as role models and it hasn't done them any harm, and it has done no harm to those young people adopted by gay couples of either gender.

My, how, I have gone on. Please be aware that these comments are the opinion only of the writer and bear no relevance to anyone else.
391  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: Dunno if this is poss...? on: 2005 July 29, 11:30:49
Buyable Fire not good enough for you?

But does that not always kill them? I think she wants something that punishes them, but leaves them alive (I think). I don't get slap urges often, only toward the trash-can kickers Cheesy

My issue is with the dumb cow. My PC's are not able to give it a good and deserved thrashing, the insult/fight/etc. interaction doesn't pop up. I wish it did though, the creature goes on my nerves quite often. Is that a game thing, or do the PC's need a certain disposition (mood) or character-trait (grouchy) for that to be possible? I mean, the cheerleaders are able to beat it up, why can't my PC's?

G.

Buyable fire causes a reasonable return for my frustration but it does kill 'em off as is pointed out. So it is the punishment I would like that leaves them living, if sore. Just a few blood splatters would be nice...

A girl's gotta dream eh?
392  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Dunno if this is poss...? on: 2005 July 27, 18:12:44
I'm sometimes really pissed with my sims (no real surprise) and long to be able to interact with them in a fairly negative way. E.g. give 'em a right good slap!
In days of yore there existed a game called Dungeon Keeper where the curser was a hand and you could beat your minions to a pulp (joy) causing deeper respect and awe. And, at least in my case, a warm glowing feeling. Could this be done to the sims or am I just taking the God complex too far?
393  TS2: Burnination / The Podium / Re: HUZZAH! Banned from Rentech.com! on: 2005 July 22, 20:29:15
Have to say, does any of this matter now as the hacks are again available and Pescado is placed at the top of the food chain?
Just wondered who really gives a flying ****...
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