jadebuscus asked: Snake, what is the dumbest/funniest thing one of your siblings has done to you?
…Hmmm. Well, let’s see.
There was that one time my brother dropped our rabbit onto my face while I slept.
There was the time my sister walked in my room and literally stood on my knees.
There was the time my brother launched me off a bed after my sister said she’d catch me and I ended up flying into a television stand because she deliberately moved.
There was the time my brother chased me with a flaming stick.
Or the time he rearranged all of my action figures into compromising and/or sexual positions while I was at school.
There was the time my sister walked in, took my package of Starburst, and shoved them into her bra.
Or the time she walked in, told me I was a waste, and walked out.
…Or the time she clothesline’d me down a flight of stairs.
The list goes on.
thelegendofcry asked: Some of the newer people in the "Snund" tag have stopped using your alias "Snake" and started using (I presume) your real name, David (based solely on your twitter before you changed it to "Sioux.") How do you feel about that?
David Kelley is an alias I chose with the intent to use it as a pen name. I’ve since then decided to use it as a character name instead.
How do I feel about that? Can’t say I’m thrilled that the concept exists in the first place. The contents have no bearing on that.
pyromaniasnob asked: Why do you use a voice disguiser? Is it to fit your character? I remember someone telling me that you had lost a bet and that was some sort of connection.
"A human being in perfection ought always to preserve a calm and peaceful mind, and never to allow passion or a transitory desire to disturb his tranquility. I do not think that the pursuit of knowledge is an exception to this rule. If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix, then that study is certainly unlawful, that is to say, not befitting the human mind. If this rule were always observed; if no man allowed any pursuit whatsoever to interfere with the tranquility of his domestic affections, Greece had not been enslaved; Caesar would have spared his country; America would have been discovered more gradually; and the empires of Mexico and Peru had not been destroyed."
Popularity is Dumb
After two years of doing the livestream, I can tell that I am probably the least popular member of the LNC. Other members and some folk on the internet would probably say something like, “Oh, that’s not true,” or telling me it’s in my head but, it’s really not, as it’s quite self evident.
Back before video LPs and streams were a thing, there was this (in my opinion) golden age of text/image-based LPs that gave off an atmosphere that’s extremely difficult to replicate with video and voice. The majority of the old-style LPs that I’ve read offered an insanely thorough examination of the game in question at its seams; they dissected and mastered the mechanics, analyzed the plot, and generally ended up revealing aspects of a game that I never noticed or considered.
At the same time, though, they were never overbearing or pretentious with any of those things, applying just the right amount of focus on each all while blending in a sort of subdued contextual (and intellectual) humor that doesn’t detract.from the game itself. At the end of the day, it was still about the game.
Nowadays, there’s a sort of disconnect between the ‘entertaining’ side and the ‘informing’ side. People release these quick and/or funny videos that can be pretty entertaining to watch, but don’t do much in service of the game. Likewise, people make videos dedicated entirely to glitches or lore or Easter eggs. It’s segregated.
While this isn’t exactly a bad thing—the majority of people seem to prefer that these days—I find it necessary to point out that with the tiny exception of a few people in the fighting game community, you’re the only LPer/streamer that I’ve encountered that’s managed to include all aspects of the old-style in their work. For what it’s worth, I at the very least appreciate the hell out of that, and I feel like more people should.
Sniper Crossbow (Normal+15)
Bread (Sandwich White)
Short Bow (Enchanted+5)
Black Bow of Pharis (Normal+15)
Velka’s Rapier (+5)
Oolacile Ivory Catalyst
Chester’s Long Coat
Moonlight Arrows (x999)
Poison Arrows (x999)
Lightning Bolts (x999)
Sniper Bolts (x999)
Capri Sun (x999)
Black Firebombs (x99)
Poison Throwing Knives (x99)
Lloyd’s Talismans (x99)
Dung Pies (x99)
Ring of Fog
TOTAL PRICE: $86753.09
So after two weeks or so of trying to get the Journey footage to work properly in Premiere, I’ve decided to strike that. The video just desyncs with the audio for no apparent reason and renders it that way. I’m talking roughly five to ten seconds of delay between the two, variably. Playing the raw footage in a media player works just fine. No idea what the problem is.
In lieu of that, I had intended to move on to my next planned game. I heard somewhere that it was the spiritual predecessor to The Last of Us, and remembered that I had a copy of it lying around somewhere.
Here’s the condition of the disc.
And here’s what game it is.
Sadly, it doesn’t work. In fact, putting it into my PS3 caused the thing to chug and churn before it just clocked out of life for about ten minutes. I’m taking that as a sign.
My next prospects are The Stanley Parable, Arkham Origins (broke down and bought it), Tomb Raider, and Resident Evil 6. Haven’t decided on which yet.