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Random lnsanity / Happy Easter guys
« on: April 16, 2017, 12:37:09 pm »

Random lnsanity / Dear Kenny: A Card
« on: April 29, 2016, 12:43:26 am »

(from me)

guys I need new RAM

my computer was acting terribly over february, I tried pulling the RAM and with one of them out, it is acting completely normal. which is a relief in a sense.

but still I need new RAM -- just general recommendations are good, or specifically, what not to buy, I will make sure I don't buy it.

edit: I think I'm also going to reinstall windows 7 just to get rid of all these games and mods that piled up which I mostly never ever played. 100's of gigs

Random lnsanity / llamavore's minirant movie review emporium
« on: February 27, 2016, 01:27:23 pm »
some of you undoubtedly miss my walls of text from ages past. walls which, some say, can still be found in forgotten corners of the RIA boards,  as if standing guard against an army of ghost invaders, or against time itself.

anyway I'm going to review The Intern (7.2 on imdb). First I will sum it up in 1 sentence as a TL;DR

Robert DeNiro does great playing an ex-retiree working for a startup internet company, but about 3/4 through the writing falls apart and he's just enabling his workaholic female boss (anne hathaway) to avoid any responsibility for her homelife.

Now for the real spoilers: two (ok maybe 3) scenes stand out to me when it comes to saying why this movie falls short. And this movie starts out really great and does well for a while, but then it loses it.

Scene 1 -- Bob deniro is in bar with his boss and fellow interns. She gets drunk and condescends to them about how Bob the 70 year old is the real man and it's so sad that men have been neglected due to feminism, to the point that they turn into the other male interns. Ok, the writers are making a good point. Not a bad scene in itself.

Scene 2 -- Bob deniro is on a business trip with his boss, they talk about the fact that her husband is cheating on her. She is looking at it from different angles, because the business trip is about getting another CEO to take over so she can spend more time at home. He says, I hate to be the feminist here, but don't give up the CEO position just to keep your husband from cheating on you. You don't have to be a feminist to make that point, feminists didn't invent divorcing cheaters, but also it's disingenuous. more on that later.

Scene 3 -- Anne Hathaways' husband is in her office, confessing and pleading with her not to give up her CEO position just because he cheated, because he feels guilty. She had already decided not to give up anything. This scene is just to sum up the fantasy of zero female responsibility and make sure lead female gets best possible result.

Now here's what all this adds up to. First, of course it's not her fault he cheated on her. But it is her fault he got to the point that he wanted to. The backstory is, he was more successful than her but gave up the position to be a stay at home dad so she could run her company full time. Then he's talking about being stressed out, and her not having enough time for the family. He keeps talking about her getting another CEO so they can fix the homelife. The film continually highlights her being an antisocial workaholic with bad priorities.

So if he hadn't cheated, if he had just said, hey I want to cheat, and that means this marriage is shit, so I'll just divorce instead of cheating -- then all the blame would be on her. She would have had to seriously consider prioritizing her kid and her husband over being in 100% control of her company.

The cheating is just used as a plot device to avoid the female lead having to change or compromise or do anything besides whatever she wants. And the writers have Bob deniro, the manly dynamo of the film's cast, say fuck that guy, as if to remove all empathy for anyone other than the main female lead.

How does Scene 1 play into this? First, the scene by itself is good because it shows that her concern for the interns is superficial -- if she really cared she wouldn't be condescending to them. She snubs males while talking about the plight of males. It would be clever but the rest of the plot disagrees with it -- she literally neglects her husband's perspective and that is not portrayed as ironic, but as a good thing. Also in scene 2 they give the most cursory recognition of what it could do to her daughter if her marriage fails. 1 line each. But none of her actions from then on are about saving her marriage or family.

Second off, that scene highlights something about bob's character -- he is the ultimate white knight. Hathaway says in that scene, they don't make them like they used to, look at bob here, and look at you guys (psh). Bob never displays any serious character flaws, always has women fawning over him, is an expert in everything, mentors everyone, has great lines -- a sort of mary sue (marty stu?) character. A shallow perfect character which is typical of bad writing. Deniro plays it great but that's still what it is. And its' written to be ultimately supportive of the female lead, to prop up and validate her. The hilarious thing is they make light of how he uses handkerchiefs and this is a throwback to chivalry -- which is a very role oriented thing directly opposed to feminist ideals.

So ultimately the message here is, real women put their job and their personal ambitions ahead of everything else, and real men, truly noble, strong, balanced men like sir Robert of House Deniro, also put those women and their jobs and their ambitions, ahead of everything else. And luckily the husband 'redeems himself' by also capitulating, saying forget the family, forget the kid, do whatever you want. Other perspectives are glossed over briefly, as if to satisfy the feminist conscience, while the ending firmly reiterates the 'you go girl' sentiment. basically it's fuck man-bitches, get money, feminist remix.

I'm not even mad, it's just funny because this is a fantasy engaged by so many people in my generation, and apparently inspiring successful, million dollar movies. The idea that oppression and social injustice, real or imagined or somewhere in between, makes it ok to put yourself first, neglect commitments and treat people like shit. Honestly I think people store up a lot of pain inside, and it warps their perception of things and feeds delusions, and movies like this are the result.

Random lnsanity / Things that Llamavore Does
« on: January 23, 2016, 12:27:53 pm »

Random lnsanity / this modder's english is endearingly bad
« on: December 09, 2015, 05:47:52 am »

it's a guy who made a mod for this game I play. I think his responses below the main post are the best. I read it all in a hokey russian accent.

And to be clear I don't have anything against people who don't speak english well, as they probably speak another language very well, one that I don't even attempt. I just think it's fun. Like a cartoon character.

Random lnsanity / Like and share if you agree. ignore if you hate animals.
« on: November 26, 2015, 09:50:25 pm »

happy thanksgiving guys  :dance:  enjoy your weekend

Random lnsanity / Note to Kenny: make Ogaden topic
« on: November 15, 2015, 09:35:01 pm »
idk where he is.

Random lnsanity / Ken M Topic (not kenny, Ken M)
« on: November 02, 2015, 01:14:39 pm »



except it has radthings trying to kill you all the time, instead of normal things. anyone else play this? I started a week or so ago. most polished mobile game I've played.

(article describing weird things you can do)

here's an excerpt:

I only give a dweller a name if they have at least one special above 2, and the name is based on whatever ability it is. Steven has a high strength, Lucy has a high luck, Catherine a high charisma, and so on. There are no last names. Those who donít have high skills are called Worker #xx, 0-99. Only named dwellers can breed with other named dwellers, and Workers with Workers. If a worker has a child with a high special, they are still called worker because their bloodline is impure. The only way a worker can get a name is if they go into the wasteland and bring back enough items to help the community. However, their names will only begin with W, for wasteland, and still can only breed with workers, or other Wastelanders.

^ the funny thing is, it kind of makes sense to have a caste system like ants, since it is in effect an ant nest trying to survive a harsh environment

they recently implemented deathclaws and molerats so here are some super useful threads for surviving



NOTE: this game is large for mobile devices and regularly died on my tablet. which is especially rough during lagclaw raids or molerat orgies.

you can run it just fine on PC using the bluestacks android emulator, which is free. and you can backup your saves or switch them between devices. but I dont think you can sync your saves in game.

Shadow Slayer's Funzone / wild party thread announcement thread
« on: August 14, 2015, 02:36:35 pm »
invitations to be announced.

how do you get an invitation? you have to stand out from the crowd.

PM me with offers for invitations. "everything is worth what its purchaser will pay for it" - spock

Random lnsanity / Anyone here play Broforce
« on: July 27, 2015, 10:06:22 am »
it's the most fun I've had dying in a video game since dwarf fortress. and it has 4 player co-op mode. although the in game comms are buggy so it'd make more sense to get on teamspeak 3 or something while playing. let me know if anyone wants to do a campaign.

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Random lnsanity / Grieve-tan -- rule 63 of general grievous
« on: April 19, 2015, 12:09:07 pm »
internet is at it again


Random lnsanity / this is a llamavore post
« on: January 12, 2015, 01:09:47 pm »
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Random lnsanity / gamergate
« on: October 28, 2014, 03:51:21 pm »
so, I mostly was unaware of this as it was happening, I saw an article about felicia day getitng doxxed, trending on facebook and thought, man those crazy internet dudes are out of control

so today for whatever reason I googled it or, I don't even remember where I started but I have been reading and watching tubes for at least an hour and this thing is massive.

the crux of it: tensions has been building for years between gamers and the game journalists. the tension snapped when someone wrote a blog about their ex gf (an indie game dev) saying she cheated with guys in the industry and traded sex for good reviews. that brought up concerns about 'journalistic' integrity and corruption, but in typical internet fashion it exploded into something else with doxxing and harassment and false flags and straw mans etc. etc. and it became a contest to point out which side had the most bigots. which I really can't answer. I think people on one side are experiencing a very different reality from another and both are subjective.

here is what is interesting to me though; games make more money than any other entertainment media. where there is money there is power, and that power is sought by people with an agenda. Social Engineers are attempting to break into the gaming culture like they have in other artforms in order to shape society to their standards. Gaming journalist sites are one of the main ways to do this.

Why is this interesting? because when many 'pro gamer gaters' voiced concerns about corruption, they were ignored by the media which instead focuses on the trolls, the crazies, the harassers, threateners, and misogynist bigots. And yes there are a lot of those but that does not logically define the movement, because it is exceedingly easy for a vocal minority to misrepresent a majority in the information age... and not only that but it's easy for a third party to troll or for the other side to send their own in as perpetrators and then play the victim. Remember we are dealing with the information industry, which expands its influence and power by manipulating information. So what I'm seeing is the industry defending itself by manipulating various platforms to discredit those accusing it of corruption. Unfortunately the immaturity of many in the gaming community makes it much easier for them to do that.

anonymity isn't just a cover for random crazy creepers. it's also a cover for people pretending to be random crazy creepers, in order to discredit someone. why would we care about one without caring about the other; as if crazy individuals are more dangerous than crazy corporations? afterall, my initial perception of this was easily colored in favor of the 'victims' and by association, the gaming journalism industry. that was, until I spent more time learning about it.

anyway I think I'll go back to ignoring it now

Random lnsanity / official llamavore response to recent posts
« on: September 03, 2014, 04:52:31 pm »
No! No, man! Shit! No, man!!!

announcement concluded, carry on

Random lnsanity / stop what you're doing and HNNGggnt at this
« on: June 11, 2014, 04:31:02 am »
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new arkham knight trailer

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