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Author Topic: [MILK] There were 12 eggs here what did you do with them? (Happy thread?!)  (Read 11289756 times)

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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173865 on: August 15, 2016, 08:08:13 pm »

And then there is RIFTS, which says, "That's not how you say fuck it!" and proceeds to drop literally everything plus the kitchen sink (and kitchen bot) on the pile.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173866 on: August 15, 2016, 08:34:53 pm »

Basically just watch Blade Runner.  :P

I just finished the Wheel of Time series. That was the wildest ride I've read in a long time. During the last few books I couldn't stop muttering "holy shit holy crap holy fuck" over and over. 10/10.

Now to prepare for the post-book depression.
Nah, now you can start your first re-read since you'll have forgotten most of the first few volumes by now.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173867 on: August 15, 2016, 08:36:33 pm »

The best way to describe cyberpunk I find is to just imagine what a cynic from the 80s would see the future like, that's usually what it's like.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173868 on: August 15, 2016, 08:36:46 pm »

I just finished the Wheel of Time series. That was the wildest ride I've read in a long time. During the last few books I couldn't stop muttering "holy shit holy crap holy fuck" over and over. 10/10.

Now to prepare for the post-book depression.
Nah, now you can start your first re-read since you'll have forgotten most of the first few volumes by now.

After that, you can start your second re-read since you'll have forgotten most of the first few volumes by then.

There are neither beginnings nor endings to rereading the Wheel of Time.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173869 on: August 15, 2016, 08:40:40 pm »

I just finished the Wheel of Time series. That was the wildest ride I've read in a long time. During the last few books I couldn't stop muttering "holy shit holy crap holy fuck" over and over. 10/10.

Now to prepare for the post-book depression.
Nah, now you can start your first re-read since you'll have forgotten most of the first few volumes by now.

After that, you can start your second re-read since you'll have forgotten most of the first few volumes by then.

There are neither beginnings nor endings to rereading the Wheel of Time.
No joke, that was my life in high school and the series was still volumes away from the conclusion then. It's great, you can just toss some random thing in between reads and it's a mostly-fresh experience each time.

Of course most of what you forget consists of page-long descriptions of dresses and almost all of Crossroads of Twilight, the latter of which you forgot intentionally. A monarch imprisoning and raping a member of a diplomatic party for weeks on end is okay and funny as long as it's female-on-male right?
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173870 on: August 15, 2016, 08:42:24 pm »

Although you can probably skip Crossroads of Twilight in your rereads. Nothing happens.

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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173871 on: August 15, 2016, 08:45:04 pm »

The problem with that is that the Mat-Tuon section is actually pretty funny, and after all the shit that he went through the conclusion of that arc is immensely cathartic.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173872 on: August 15, 2016, 08:45:44 pm »

What exactly is Cyberpunk? Is it essentially an environment with very developed systems for stuff like hologram, AI, VR, and tons of virtual stuffs?
In addition to what the others have said, a unifying theme of cyberpunk (especially earlier examples) is that technology changes but people don't.  Expect everyone in a position of any power at all to be an asshole, and human life to be disregarded by pretty much everyone possibly including the main characters.  Its like the reverse of (TV) Star Trek; the future is less comfortable than the present.

Due to the presence of futuristic cybernetics and AI, cyberpunk is also themes of transhumanism.  What does it mean to be human, what could humans (or AIs) become if they continue to alter themselves with technology?  That kind of thing.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173873 on: August 15, 2016, 08:49:25 pm »

Basically just watch Blade Runner.  :P
Only if it's better than the book. The book was pretty terrible.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173874 on: August 15, 2016, 09:11:34 pm »

Basically just watch Blade Runner.  :P
Only if it's better than the book. The book was pretty terrible.
The book wasn't that bad. I thought it was one of his better ones.

And it is only loosely based on the book. No Mercerism at all.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173875 on: August 15, 2016, 09:19:34 pm »

Basically just watch Blade Runner.  :P
Only if it's better than the book. The book was pretty terrible.
The book wasn't that bad. I thought it was one of his better ones.

And it is only loosely based on the book. No Mercerism at all.
I found DADOES to be the bad sort of a rambling read, creating far too many plot points and concepts and leaving most of them completely unanswered (or answered in an unsatisfactory manner), before ending in a fashion that made me wonder what exactly the point of the entire mess was.

It had its good points, but I never felt attached to any of the characters and I can't see any way in which my life was bettered, or made more interesting, for reading it.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173876 on: August 15, 2016, 09:26:50 pm »

What exactly is Cyberpunk? Is it essentially an environment with very developed systems for stuff like hologram, AI, VR, and tons of virtual stuffs?

A good example of a cyberpunk game that's free (don't own any paid-for cyberpunk games) is Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead. While a lot of the lore's centered around the zombies and other things infesting the world, the few glimpses of the rest of the world paint a disturbingly realistic picture of what could be, if we ever get that technology.

To actually answer the question though, there's a lot of ways to go about it. There's the fun, fuck-everything variant that I've seen in a few places, which is basically a less sci-fi, slighty less serious version of Border Lands. There's an actual guess at what could be, where the rich are rich for reasons possibly tied to being able to afford cybernetics and keeping them from the poor, and is much more dystopian and serious. There's an intentionally beyond-reality dystopian version of the world, where the general public can get cybernetics, but the government/other equivalent is corrupt/generally malevolent. And so much more, I could go on all day. Generally though, they all tend to be more dystopian than anything, cybernetics tends to play a big part of the plot, and there's some part of society that generally needs to be fought.
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173877 on: August 15, 2016, 10:58:39 pm »

I'm in 4th year college and I'm learning to be waterproof during the rainy seasons! :v Hooray ASIA! :'(
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In other news, I wish my phone could use Pokemon Go (yay OLD PHONES \o/) because ALL THESE WATER POKEMON must be EVERYWHERE. :I
And I live on a mountain range. Woooo mountain city. We lack water resources other than our local swimming pool and park!
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« Reply #173878 on: August 15, 2016, 11:00:34 pm »

Send some of your rain across the Pacific, we need it :<
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Re: [*KHEZUNOISES*] What is even a whole orange (Happy thread)
« Reply #173879 on: August 15, 2016, 11:06:24 pm »

What exactly is Cyberpunk? Is it essentially an environment with very developed systems for stuff like hologram, AI, VR, and tons of virtual stuffs?

A good example of a cyberpunk game that's free (don't own any paid-for cyberpunk games) is Cataclysm: Dark Days Ahead. While a lot of the lore's centered around the zombies and other things infesting the world, the few glimpses of the rest of the world paint a disturbingly realistic picture of what could be, if we ever get that technology.

To actually answer the question though, there's a lot of ways to go about it. There's the fun, fuck-everything variant that I've seen in a few places, which is basically a less sci-fi, slighty less serious version of Border Lands. There's an actual guess at what could be, where the rich are rich for reasons possibly tied to being able to afford cybernetics and keeping them from the poor, and is much more dystopian and serious. There's an intentionally beyond-reality dystopian version of the world, where the general public can get cybernetics, but the government/other equivalent is corrupt/generally malevolent. And so much more, I could go on all day. Generally though, they all tend to be more dystopian than anything, cybernetics tends to play a big part of the plot, and there's some part of society that generally needs to be fought.
I don't really see Cataclysm: DDA as cyberpunk.  Maybe the backstory is, but in general I'd describe it more as an apocalypse with mad scientists.
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