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by chris the cynic
Sun Dec 23, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?
Replies: 24
Views: 8395

Re: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?

It's great to hear from you, Grammatolatry.

I won't call you "Howard", but I remember.
by chris the cynic
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?
Replies: 24
Views: 8395

Re: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?

I accidentally hit "quote" instead of "edit", which caused this comment to be an all-in-quotation copy of the previous. I don't think I can delete it (I don't see an option to delete) so it's now just this explanation of why this is a thing that serves no purpose.
by chris the cynic
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?
Replies: 24
Views: 8395

Re: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?

Chris, you used to have a website up, where you shared an interesting theory about holograms at the Area 51 facility. Is that site still up, and do you still support that theory? It wasn't my site. I contributed, but walton simons (lowercase) set it up and maintained it and deserves the credit. Thi...
by chris the cynic
Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?
Replies: 24
Views: 8395

Re: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?

I return here occasionally because it was always a supportive community and hey, it's a forum that's still online so it's like my daily dose of nostalgia. It was a great and supportive community. For a long time it was my only source of human contact outside of the university I was at and I couldn'...
by chris the cynic
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?
Replies: 24
Views: 8395

Re: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?

*looks at Jonas' sig* I haven't had a chance to play it because of computer problems, but I own Clandestine . I didn't realize it was yours. I've always been interested in the idea of a game where you play Alex Jacobson instead of JC Denton. It's part of a larger interest in getting to be someone ot...
by chris the cynic
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?
Replies: 24
Views: 8395

Re: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?

I wonder this whenever it comes up: What exactly does it mean to get two degrees in an American context? Because like, getting two degrees here would take 10 years :P In this case it means two Bachelor's in different areas. it's not particularly useful , since pretty much anyone that cares about wh...
by chris the cynic
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How has everyone been for the past decade or so?
Replies: 24
Views: 8395

How has everyone been for the past decade or so?

(Dropped this in the wrong forum originally. Sorry.) Hi, everyone. So I have a tendency to fall off the face of the earth when my depression gets really bad and then utterly fail to reconnect with people and places when I recover. That's when I disappeared whenever I disappeared. I'm not sure when I...
by chris the cynic
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: TNM Discussion
Topic: Calling all TNM fans! (New TNM Testing)
Replies: 19
Views: 11484

Re: Calling all TNM fans! (New TNM Testing)

Looks like I picked a good time to come back here.

Hi everyone.
by chris the cynic
Fri Aug 03, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Happy Birthday Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 120389

Re: The Happy Birthday Thread

Many Happy Returns CTC, where ever you are. Jonas is right. Maine. Been really low on energy all year, my online activity has been mostly restricted to following a couple of blogs where people take apart bad professional fiction (Left Behind and Twilight) piece by piece. Tends to inspire me to writ...
by chris the cynic
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 23270

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

Well, he's intangible because (all the reasons I can think of for intangibility...) - He's a hologram This is my preferred explanation. If we're going to choose to go in the direction of rampant speculation, this is the road I choose. What I've said before goes something like this: Say JC showed up...
by chris the cynic
Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 23270

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

That's kindof troubling. It's a massive headache if you stop to think about it too much. Do you think it's possible that the clone tank area and pages comments when you reach it are part of an elaborate setup to freak JC the hell out? That's certainly possible. Page is trying to kill JC when he say...
by chris the cynic
Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deus Ex 3 - I'll just leave this here
Replies: 1130
Views: 180087

Re: Deus Ex 3 - I'll just leave this here

Ok, I've spent way too much time looking around the internet to see various people's takes on this. I don't think EM is racist, I'm unclear on whether or not they have done something which is racist, but if you look around some of the sites talking about this, it seems pretty clear that the debate h...
by chris the cynic
Sat Sep 03, 2011 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Would you have bought DX:HR if it wasn't Deus Ex?
Replies: 128
Views: 37537

Re: Would you have bought DX:HR if it wasn't Deus Ex?

I think I'd have been more likely to buy it in that case. A game set in a future with conspiracies and augmentations that tries to give Deus Ex style gameplay yet has none of the cognitive dissonance that results from trying to square what I know of this game with what I know of Deus Ex? It sounds g...
by chris the cynic
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings
Replies: 63
Views: 23270

Re: Looking for general impressions on HR's Setting/Endings

I went back and read through the entirety of the topic, which I hadn't done before. Then I made another long ass reply. You're welcome. :D Thank you. First...Chris, do we know what Alex Denton is doing inside his tank in Deus Ex, beneath Area 51? Supposing it _is_ in fact alex inthere. And do we kn...
by chris the cynic
Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Deus Ex 3 - I'll just leave this here
Replies: 1130
Views: 180087

Re: Deus Ex 3 - I'll just leave this here

That was extremely interesting. On a personal level, as soon as I found that character I did stop and think "holy shit, is this okay?" But I fairly quickly decided that it was okay, as her mannerisms weren't just used to paint her as a black person, but specifically as a poor black person I think a...