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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5460 on: February 25, 2019, 06:38:15 am »

I see you have never played an adventure game...  Your loss I suppose. There's some timeless classics in that genre.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5461 on: February 25, 2019, 06:39:48 am »

>adventure game
>fantasy settings included
>fantasy settings have bows
>shooting the bad guys

My point stands
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5462 on: February 25, 2019, 06:43:14 am »

>adventure game
>fantasy settings included
>fantasy settings have bows
>shooting the bad guys

My point stands

Quote from: linked wikipedia
An adventure game is a video game in which the player assumes the role of a protagonist in an interactive story driven by exploration and puzzle-solving.

Any PEW-PEW that might be present, is secondary to the story aspects of the game.  The game is interactive fiction first and foremost. It does not require PEW PEW of any kind.

(For some good examples, the text based adventure genre is rife with literary gold, but most modern players will prefer the Point-Click adventure types. There are many fantastic offerings, most made by Lucas-Arts.  The Dig is a very fine example. Other than putting a bomb inside a resurrected turtle, there is a stark absence of any pew pew.)
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5463 on: February 25, 2019, 06:57:11 am »

Wierd, you're weird. I think you might have been doing vidya wrong this whole time. :o
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5464 on: February 25, 2019, 07:02:23 am »

No, I am just VERY OLD. :P  I remember when old text adventure games were F-ing KING. :P

It used to be that the kind of thinking typically employed by most FPS players (eg, "Let's kill all the essential NPCs, because we can!") would result in an instant death with a deletion of your saved game, and other fun stuff.  (Seriously, try entering "Kill Monk" in the AGI version of KQ4, when in the monastery.)

the implication that "ALL GAMES ARE FPS GAMES!!" is nonsense, and should be rightly treated so.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5465 on: February 25, 2019, 07:05:04 am »

Age does not wither him, nor custom stale his infinite variety.

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Not.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5466 on: February 25, 2019, 08:21:27 am »

>wield gun

Unknown command: "wield"

>select gun

You wield the gun.

>shoot bad guy

Unknown command: "shoot"

>use gun

Use on what?

>use gun on bad guy

I don't see a "bad"

>use gun on enemy

You shoot the bad guy! PEW! PEW!

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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5467 on: February 25, 2019, 08:37:28 am »

Lucky you. I always go "Sheesh! You MISSED!"  or "you hear a loud scream from upstairs" or something similar. :P
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5468 on: February 25, 2019, 01:13:30 pm »

I feel like I might be getting carpal tunnel syndrome in my left hand.  Only problem is that it's my pinky and ring finger that tingle, not my thumb, index or middle finger like carpal tunnel syndrome is supposed to include.

Might have just pinched or pulled something.  It is a little better today, but it's been like this for a few days now in some form or another.  As usual, I'll be stubborn and not go to a doctor unless it gets worse.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5469 on: February 25, 2019, 01:33:40 pm »

Just immobilize the wrist in a splint brace for a few weeks, and let the tendons heal. Use an NSAID to control inflammation

the complications of carpal tunnel syndrome happen because people continue to use (and thus, continually injure) the swollen and inflamed tendon by using the hand.

Anatomy lesson:

the tendons that control the fingers go through a small cartilage opening through the carpals of the hand, called the carpal tunnel.  This tunnel is only just slightly larger than the tendons that slide around inside it.  When you injure the tendons that flex your fingers, the site of injury experiences inflammation, which is a normal part of the healing process. However, if you are a total dipshit, and continue to use the hand (because PRAISE MAMMON! You have to work to eat and can't take sick days!), the swollen part gets squeezed as it moves through the carpal tunnel, causing erosion and pinch injuries on the tendon, and on the walls of the tunnel itself. This causes a vicious escalation of inflammation and injury in the joint and tendons, leading to tears in the sheath of the tendon, and eventually adhesions (where the tendon sheath literally fuses with the tunnel wall!).  Adhesions require surgery to correct.  You do not want them. No sir, you do not.

SO-- Care plan for early tendon injury of hand:

Immobilize hand to prevent inflamed tendon from sliding around through the narrow constriction of the carpal tunnel.
Use an nsaid to control the inflammation response to avoid further escalating injury to the joint. (this also has the side effect of pain relief, but we really want the anti-inflammatory action here.)
Allow several weeks for tendon and or, carpal tunnel lining to heal after injury before removing splint brace.
Perform range of motion exercises with the hand gently until full ROM is restored. (this also takes time. Dont force the motion of the joint!! that will only re-injure the tendons!)
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5470 on: February 25, 2019, 01:36:55 pm »

Alternatively; invest in frozen mung beans, dit da jao, and Iron Fist instructional VHSs.

Just trade your hand in for a brick, and reap the profits!

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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5471 on: February 25, 2019, 09:31:38 pm »

Just trade your hand in for a brick!
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"Is that even allowed?"

"It certainly is now."
"Look! The challenger just got demolished by the good ol' brick to the head!"

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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5472 on: February 26, 2019, 01:37:37 am »

My laptop isnt charging. Cable works, power strip works, it registers the cable being plugged in for brief moments sporadically, but it isnt drawing any power. Just slowly dying.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5473 on: February 26, 2019, 02:02:23 am »

What a beautiful metaphor for the human condition.
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Re: Things that made you mildly sad today thread
« Reply #5474 on: February 26, 2019, 05:21:58 am »

My laptop isnt charging. Cable works, power strip works, it registers the cable being plugged in for brief moments sporadically, but it isnt drawing any power. Just slowly dying.
Pull the cable fully out wait a sec and then try again. Mine was doing similar recently and nudging the cable while it was on made it turn off, afterwards it was completely fine and charging correctly.
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