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[07:20:00] <Bronz|work> Hello!
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[07:54:00] <Bronz|work> Hey Apsup
[07:55:56] <Apsup> MOrning.
[08:00:01] <Bronz|work> I'm reading this book, and it has poker on the cover, and the description mentions a guy taking over a illigal poker ring (also he's real good at poker)
[08:00:19] <Bronz|work> But every time poker comes up, they say "And then they played poker" instead of going into it.
[08:00:35] <Bronz|work> Rather, it just says "and then he won a hundred bucks".
[08:00:40] <Bronz|work> C'mon, give me the good part!
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[12:12:52] <Aria> Hi
[12:27:23] <Bronz|work> Hello
[12:27:41] <Bronz|work> So you know that book, what about poker and such?
[12:31:29] <Bronz|work> They had the guts, THE GUTS, to go though an entire chapter, setting up a poker game, and the stakes, and then they have the GUTS to end it by "And then he won".
[12:31:45] <Bronz|work> It cheezed me off.
[12:33:30] <Aria> Thats pretty shit
[12:33:32] <Aria> Pick a better book
[12:33:48] <Aria> Might I recommend The Adventures of Golgo 13?
[12:35:33] <Bronz|work> There have been another 3 poker games since then, without description too!
[12:35:56] <Bronz|work> They did have a friendly game of Pai Gow though.
[12:36:22] <Bronz|work> Also, I'm pretty sure there's no Golgo 13 novels that are good.
[12:36:29] <Bronz|work> Maybe I should read the witcher.
[12:36:38] <Aria> They're surely all good
[12:42:19] <Bronz|work> Hrrm...
[12:42:33] <Aria> Seems there aren't any Golgo books
[12:42:56] <Aria> A bit hard to google for, since book > comic book and novel > graphic novel
[12:43:19] <Aria> But I'm pretty sure there aren't any
[12:45:24] <Aria> There is one for Hokuto no Ken
[12:48:56] <Bronz|work> Yeah, but it won't be the same experience at all.
[12:49:38] <Aria> Kenshiro done punch a man, man exploded
[12:49:51] <Aria> Sounds like the Hokuto no Ken I know
[12:51:51] <Bronz|work> I dunno, sounds kinda lame compaired to what I know.
[12:51:58] <Bronz|work> Also, I don't read Japanese...
[12:53:02] <Aria> You can read James Bond
[12:53:08] <Aria> Thats close to Golgo 13
[12:54:56] <Bronz|work> That's like saying rain is close to a shower.
[12:55:09] <Aria> Yes.
[13:03:43] <Bronz|work> Also, if there's one thing I seriously don't like, it's how this book treats ladies.
[13:04:07] <Aria> Is it like that Star Fox?
[13:04:14] <Aria> Is 100% of the dialog flirting?
[13:04:43] <Bronz|work> No, that's only true for 2 of the 3 characters.
[13:04:50] <Bronz|work> The third being the main character's sister.
[13:04:58] <Bronz|work> Actually, it's not too bad, they read like real people
[13:05:23] <Bronz|work> It's more that all the male characters (all of them) say "Oh, best not worry the ladies with this" and "They can be so tempermental!"
[13:05:53] <Bronz|work> You see, dragons are real strong, and when lady dragons fight, bad stuff happens!
[13:06:10] <Aria> Aha.
[13:06:52] <Bronz|work> It's still enjoyable, but it definetly has issues.
[13:07:28] <Bronz|work> Unrelated note, my one dead pixel seems to have revived itself!
[13:07:37] <Bronz|work> The one next to it is still dead.
[13:07:51] <Aria> Is this on a work screen or on your phone?
[13:07:57] <Bronz|work> Work screen.
[13:11:00] <Bronz|work> Y'know, this really makes me want to write a book about dragons playing poker.
[13:11:16] <Aria> Go for it
[13:12:06] <Aria> Ness Ryu is pretty cool
[13:12:49] <Aria> When you do moveset swaps for Smash 4
[13:16:39] <Bronz|work> Oh ok.
[13:34:04] <Aria> Ok, so EA didn't start super low
[13:34:34] <Aria> But it doesn't at all look like it'll go up by the end of the day
[13:36:37] <Bronz|work> The good thing about EA is that it doesn't follow expectations at all.
[14:28:55] <Bronz|work> I wrote a review for the book I read.
[14:28:59] <Bronz|work> https://www.goodreads.com
[14:29:27] <Aria> 3 stars? Thats above average number of stars
[14:29:43] <Bronz|work> I liked it over all.
[14:29:57] <Bronz|work> not enough to say anyone else should read it though.
[14:31:08] <Aria> THen it should be 2
[14:31:27] <Aria> "It's bad, but not without merit "
[14:32:00] <Bronz|work> Hmm, Is that what 2 means?
[14:35:25] <Aria> Yes
[14:35:57] <Aria> 1 bad. 2 Bad with good bits. 3 above average. 4 Good. 5 My jam
[14:43:31] <Bronz|work> I think it was more 'good with bad bits' though
[14:43:50] <Bronz|work> Like, overal it was enjoyable, but I have a few stand-out gripes with it.
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[14:58:56] <Aria> EA is actually slowing going up
[14:59:19] <Aria> Im at minus 750 euros now instead of 900
[14:59:39] <Aria> Apsup, what's your input on the meaning of each point in a 5 point scale?
[15:00:22] <Aria> If you enjoyed a book enough to finish it, but recognize faults and don't want to recommend it to anyone, how many points is that? 2 or 3?
[15:03:01] <Bronz|work> Hey now, I didn't say I wouldn't reccomend it to anyone. If someone was way into non-dragons not playing poker (but saying they have done so), then this book is for you!
[15:05:42] <Apsup> I hate 5 point scale, as I do hate 10 point and 100 point scales.
[15:05:58] <Bronz|work> You a 4 point scale guy?
[15:06:10] <Apsup> I'm a "use fucking words" type of guy.
[15:06:53] <Apsup> Saying how much and why you like something with words is already hard if not impossible, then reducing it to arbitary number is just stupid and I'm happy that I don't need to do that.
[15:07:08] <Apsup> And I hate the trend in internet where people talk with those arbitary numbers.
[15:07:33] <Apsup> "Oh, I loved this show, it's 9/10", "you think so? I felt it was more of a 8/10".
[15:07:54] <Apsup> Like holy fuck, there is literally no difference between 9/10 and 8/10 usless they are based on clear cut rules.
[15:08:29] <Bronz|work> But wouldn't you say the difference between a 5/5 and 4/5 is significant though?
[15:08:35] <Apsup> No.
[15:08:54] <Apsup> It can be, but uless the system is laid out somewhere it's impossible to know what the meaning of that one point is.
[15:09:57] <Bronz|work> I think you're unreasonable.
[15:10:21] <Bronz|work> I agree that there's reason for interpretation, and people score charts aren't ligned up perfectly
[15:10:40] <Bronz|work> But a score is more than likely within 1 point of deviation on a 5 point scale.
[15:12:56] <Bronz|work> But anyway, I wanna complain and talk to people about the book I read, but I don't know anybody who did.
[15:13:25] <Apsup> On other news. I'm going to make a Not-Spider-Man game for the university course where we make game prototypes.
[15:13:35] <Bronz|work> Ah, cool
[15:13:36] <Apsup> It's gonna be controlled with hand gestures.
[15:13:42] <Bronz|work> oh.
[15:17:07] <Aria> With swing physics?
[15:17:15] <Aria> Like Spider Man 2 and that failed kickstarter?
[15:17:26] <Aria> Because thats cool
[15:18:43] <Apsup> No.
[15:18:48] <Apsup> More simple.
[15:19:13] <Apsup> Characters go from one end of screen to other and you have to shoot web at criminals and show "ok" at civilians.
[15:19:56] <Bronz|work> The OK-ing of civilians made me chuckle.
[15:21:02] <Apsup> well, isn't much game with just one gesture. Then there is also reloading the web-shootter.
[16:21:50] <Apsup> I hate this part where this is university course so of course out design document needs to have at least one reference to scientifically beliveable source.
[16:22:18] <Apsup> I just want to write down my game idea, not to read through journals to find something remotely relevant to give off-hand mention to.
[16:23:41] <Aria> That seems reasonable. Talk to your professor about it
[16:28:15] <Aria> I have a business idea
[16:28:25] <Aria> Make an amazon shop selling cheap tat
[16:29:06] <Aria> Then not actually ship anyone anything
[16:29:12] <Aria> Because it's cheaper like that
[16:30:46] <Apsup> I don't think that's legal of sustainable.
[16:32:15] <Aria> I feel like most small things I get off Amazon either never arrive, or arrive after I've forgteen ordering them
[16:35:25] <Apsup> Huh. I haven't ordered much from amazon after they stopped sending stuff here with no postal fees, but what little I ordered always came in reasonable time.
[16:35:50] <Aria> Big things do. Just not tat
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[20:33:59] <Aria> I found out where that avatar is from
[20:34:31] <Aria> The one you said is not porn
[20:34:47] <Aria> And it does not count as not porn
[21:56:31] <Apsup> Sure, it's pretty porn.
[21:56:37] <Apsup> As far as I know.
[21:56:48] <Apsup> But not literal porn at least, maybe.
[21:57:24] <Aria> You need to buy the bluray bonus episodes for that
[21:57:41] <Aria> Have you heard of Kekko Kamen? Walter thinks it's obscure
[21:58:05] <Apsup> I have heard of Kekko Kamen, but I'm also a nerd and a weeaboo, so it can be obscure still.
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[22:21:18] <Aria> Konami needs to give Smash the rights to their characters already
[22:21:29] <Aria> I want Bomberman, and Simon, and Snake
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