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That was expected.

I once attended a Christian concert. I was invited by a friend and, admittedly, I didn’t say no to be polite. Not a lot of people know this, but I’d go again.
The music was fantastic. It was. Apart from the awkwardness of people rolling around on the ground, in tears, screaming nonsense, the music was heavy and tight.
Then a lady pee’d on me.
So I’m huddled in the small car with my friend and her religious friends, and we’re all exhausted as hell, there’s a 4 hour drive, and everyone is ALSO really excited and…uhmm…I guess the word “jazzed” is good, and in a fit of just pure lunacy I say;
“Hey maybe we should change it up and go see Down this weekend.”
Then they kicked me out after an awkward silence and I walked for two days.
The moral of the story here is that Jesus is an asshole. And that he apparently thinks me, and Phil Anselmo, are assholes too.

Finding out that The Iron Giant was a complete flop in theaters proves that humanity is beyond hope and redemption.

A Fantastic Blog!: Idea for a villain. Fallout 4.

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So, perhaps people have thought about this, but what about a HUGE, muscular individual who is under the impression he’s Uncle Sam? Like a big, very dark, ragged Uncle Sam? Here me out, see, in his zeal to bring back justice to the U.S he ultimately is absolutely insane, promoting genocide and mass…

Have you played Fallout 2? Frank Horrigan, man.

I have, quite a bit.

image
Described as a “genetically engineered cyborg psycho total homicidal manic”, and a kind of “ultra Super Mutant in power armor”. Having been witnessed laughing off plasma rifle fire, and ripping deathclaws and armored humans in half, he is one of the deadliest entities to have walked the Wasteland.”

That’s Frank. Granted, I didn’t require the quote from Wikipedia, I’m sure you didn’t either, but I thought it summed up the character quite well. 
I’m not talking about a hulking mass of mutation and cybernetics, constantly being fed chemicals to keep him alive, psychologically conditioned to love and die for his government (The Enclave) despite his previous devotion. What I’m talking about is a character with a certain measure of depth, of character and of personal conflict. You’ve seen The Walking Dead, I imagine? Do you know The Warden? That is a fantastic example of what I’m going for here. A rather old man, who loses literally everything he loves dearly. A daughter maybe. A wife. A boyfriend? He could lose it to the chaos of the world, maybe from the fighting between two factions (Legion/NCR example.) When you lose everything you have, you have nothing left to fight for, so you cope the best you can. He wanders, for years…..perhaps in his travels, he picks up a poster (We Want You!) and he stairs at it, the fleeting memory of your daughter/wife/ ect humming that tune….and that becomes his breaking point. The straw that breaks the camels back. The character on the poster becomes the adopted image for his revenge. Government, control? It’s done nothing but rob from him the one thing he cherished, Legion or NCR, they will burn. That’s the price for freedom. 
And then make him wicked smart like Batman, and shabam. Pop that greasy fucker into your 360 and go shoot yourself some Patriots.
image 

I would totally love to see an interesting main villian, with a modicum of depth, in the next Fallout. I don’t see it happening, though. Most people took to New Vegas’ Benny as if he were the bee’s knees, hardly asking for a deeper look into the Caesar when it was revealed that he’d been something of a philosopher in his youth.

I agree with this notion. For one the main story and drive of the protagonist just seemed so linear, especially when compared to the story of fallout 3. Benny although very resourceful in making yes man and almost uprooting house all by himself had no other dimensions than greed. Caesar being a philosopher and having such potential seemed to fizzle out if you left without helping because he never appeared again being replaced by his legionaries and messengers. An ‘uncle Sam’ with this much depth and potential would be amazing. Even have chances for a boss fight or two as he could mutate say a bald eagle and train it to do his bidding. Trying to thwart his plans or work with him to over throw some form of a huge government. He himself could be a great boss fight where as instead of the usual ‘you failed the speech requirement so now we see who has better killing stats’ he could be in a glass chamber and you must kill his lackeys whilst taking care of life support systems to open it up. He could have technology inaccessible by you which allows him to do and use things to make him much harder to fight. Needing strategy instead of using vats on his head till he dies. All in all I think the idea of a Uncle Sam has SUCH potential and needs to be seriously considered.

I also believe an idea of the game taking place in Hollywood. Image the possibilities with studios such as starwars and startreck. The cameos would be endless. You wouldn’t be able to tell from an Easter egg or an important quest item. Exploration in this place would be encourages and fun instead of the normal gas station and grocery store.

Or it could take place in a Chicago environment. Different gangs such as the Russian, Italian, and even Spanish mafias would allow for many many different quests and choices making the player feel as if the game is in their hands instead of following a marker on the compass.

I think they covered most of the mob type families with New Reno, but that’s still a fantastic idea and I would love to see it. Hollywood might be good for DLC content though, I’m not SO sure it’d be good for a main area, but to each his own. I can see where you’re going with it and you’re right, it’s a fantastic idea. I would LOVE a revisit to San Francisco. I would love to see a more developed West Coast. I’d like to go to the Hub or Vault City and go “Well, THAT’S new, but OH LOOK THERE’S THAT, I REMEMBER THAT! Holy crap, I can recruit the descendant of Ian? WHAAAA…NFW.  Something like that would be cool, in the very least, a DLC release. 
I know, with the first two and Tactics, which I loved, LOVED, there’s a certain strategic approach to things that encourages preparation and tactical and careful movement, among other things. You can’t just bullrush into shit with Hardened Power Armor and a modified Plasma Rifle and pump 4-5 Stims into you every time you’re near death. Well, YOU CAN if you have the appropriate Perks and the right stats, but even then that’s not obtainable until a much higher level…point is, I agree, I don’t want even the OPTION of being able to rush into it and just VATS the guys head in. No strategic method to it at all. It deducts from the entire concept of Fallout and it’s play-style. It went from:
"Think about what you’re about to do, dipshit."
To:
"Vats his head at point blank range 2-3 times, and when you’re out of AP, switch to your *automatic weapon* and fire with random precision at the remaining enemies." 
Don’t get me wrong. I ENJOY doing that, I do, nobody doesn’t, but I’d be nice to have my turn-based, hard-as-shit Fallout back once and a while.  

I didn’t know that mafia’s were already covered. Sadly I never got to play the pc versions of the fallout series. 3 and new Vegas are the only ones I’ve played. However I do make it hard on myself by limiting myself to no vats (a bitch let me tell you) these were all just rambling ideas I’ve had that I think would be fun. Fall out is a great game till about level 20 then everything becomes a big steam roll. Granted its harder in new Vegas but with the right perks everything becomes a pansy. I want more strategy in the game.

Torrent the PC versions. Regardless of what kind of PC you have right now, it WILL play them. The game has almost no requirements in terms of juice. Torrent them, feel no shame, and play the ever loving out of them, and you will begin to appreciate this whole series A LOT more, trust me. Reading about them just doesn’t cut it. If you’re looking for strategy, that’s where you’ll find it. 

Well thanks. I will do that right after the two weeks worth of math due tomorrow…. Ugh…

If your teacher/professor asks why you didn’t do it, tell her/him you were more focused on things applicable to life, like learning how to do your taxes and putting down a mortgage. That should shut her/him up, or in the very least stun her/him long enough for you to say “That, and Fallout. All encompassing Fallout. I need to know how to survive when the bombs fall DON’T YOU DENY ME MY RIGHT TO SURVIVAL! I JUST WANT TO LIVE! *Start crying* I JUST WANT TO LIVE! WHAT IS SO WRONG WITH THAT? I…..I need some fresh air…..OK?” Just walk out. Crisis averted. It sounds like a lot of work, and it sounds ridiculous, but that’s what It takes. 

A Fantastic Blog!: Idea for a villain. Fallout 4.

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So, perhaps people have thought about this, but what about a HUGE, muscular individual who is under the impression he’s Uncle Sam? Like a big, very dark, ragged Uncle Sam? Here me out, see, in his zeal to bring back justice to the U.S he ultimately is absolutely insane, promoting genocide and mass…

Have you played Fallout 2? Frank Horrigan, man.

I have, quite a bit.

image
Described as a “genetically engineered cyborg psycho total homicidal manic”, and a kind of “ultra Super Mutant in power armor”. Having been witnessed laughing off plasma rifle fire, and ripping deathclaws and armored humans in half, he is one of the deadliest entities to have walked the Wasteland.”

That’s Frank. Granted, I didn’t require the quote from Wikipedia, I’m sure you didn’t either, but I thought it summed up the character quite well. 
I’m not talking about a hulking mass of mutation and cybernetics, constantly being fed chemicals to keep him alive, psychologically conditioned to love and die for his government (The Enclave) despite his previous devotion. What I’m talking about is a character with a certain measure of depth, of character and of personal conflict. You’ve seen The Walking Dead, I imagine? Do you know The Warden? That is a fantastic example of what I’m going for here. A rather old man, who loses literally everything he loves dearly. A daughter maybe. A wife. A boyfriend? He could lose it to the chaos of the world, maybe from the fighting between two factions (Legion/NCR example.) When you lose everything you have, you have nothing left to fight for, so you cope the best you can. He wanders, for years…..perhaps in his travels, he picks up a poster (We Want You!) and he stairs at it, the fleeting memory of your daughter/wife/ ect humming that tune….and that becomes his breaking point. The straw that breaks the camels back. The character on the poster becomes the adopted image for his revenge. Government, control? It’s done nothing but rob from him the one thing he cherished, Legion or NCR, they will burn. That’s the price for freedom. 
And then make him wicked smart like Batman, and shabam. Pop that greasy fucker into your 360 and go shoot yourself some Patriots.
image 

I would totally love to see an interesting main villian, with a modicum of depth, in the next Fallout. I don’t see it happening, though. Most people took to New Vegas’ Benny as if he were the bee’s knees, hardly asking for a deeper look into the Caesar when it was revealed that he’d been something of a philosopher in his youth.

I agree with this notion. For one the main story and drive of the protagonist just seemed so linear, especially when compared to the story of fallout 3. Benny although very resourceful in making yes man and almost uprooting house all by himself had no other dimensions than greed. Caesar being a philosopher and having such potential seemed to fizzle out if you left without helping because he never appeared again being replaced by his legionaries and messengers. An ‘uncle Sam’ with this much depth and potential would be amazing. Even have chances for a boss fight or two as he could mutate say a bald eagle and train it to do his bidding. Trying to thwart his plans or work with him to over throw some form of a huge government. He himself could be a great boss fight where as instead of the usual ‘you failed the speech requirement so now we see who has better killing stats’ he could be in a glass chamber and you must kill his lackeys whilst taking care of life support systems to open it up. He could have technology inaccessible by you which allows him to do and use things to make him much harder to fight. Needing strategy instead of using vats on his head till he dies. All in all I think the idea of a Uncle Sam has SUCH potential and needs to be seriously considered.

I also believe an idea of the game taking place in Hollywood. Image the possibilities with studios such as starwars and startreck. The cameos would be endless. You wouldn’t be able to tell from an Easter egg or an important quest item. Exploration in this place would be encourages and fun instead of the normal gas station and grocery store.

Or it could take place in a Chicago environment. Different gangs such as the Russian, Italian, and even Spanish mafias would allow for many many different quests and choices making the player feel as if the game is in their hands instead of following a marker on the compass.

Ooh, what if he contacted you via bald eagle to invite you to the final encounter?
And it would be really cool if said encounter, were it to devolve into a fight, would be open enough to allow many different builds to have their own solutions to the scenario. I.E. You could fight the lackeys or evade them, blow up machines vital to U.S.’s health or hack them (in different locations, presenting new scenery for each objective). Maybe you could decide whether to kill him or keep his life in jeopardy, with your hand hovering over the off switch, positing a Sword of Damocles on him and his operations?

I don’t know if you’re being sarcastic or not. xD 
The eagle idea is good, but it has to be done well, like Bloodwing and Mordaci (Borderlands) good, otherwise It’ll come off as tacky and lackluster. 
I just want a game where the bad guy just isn’t bad. People are complicated creatures, they’re not black or white, they’re shades of grey. In that respect, I’d like to see somebody dangerous, somebody you fucking hate with every fiber of your being, who’s always a step ahead of you, always smarter and better than you, but at the end of the game, through a series of dialogue, you feel BAD for him. Your view from “Psychotic old man who is deadly intelligent and bent on destroying things” to “Just a man. A man who is old, and tired, and hurt.” That kind of dynamic creates such an emotional impact on the player. 
I can see Hollywood working, as the NCR have rebuilt most of The Boneyard (Los Angeles), yet they still have A LOT more to build, and often have problems with raiders, Super Mutants and the like. Conflict between factions is the key thing I’m playing with here. It could be a good idea to have one of the “raider” factions be this main villian’s faction. THEY refer to them as raiders, the villian considers themselves to be “liberators” from oppression from the NCR. You could be “The Mercenary” coming in from a long, LONG caravan run, and maybe the caravan leader is a brother or what not. Sort of a vengeance mission, to find out who killed him. Like with Benny, but with a bigger bang and less suckage. I really had no trouble finding Benny, and waltzing in with a Plasma Caster and fucking his face off with it, and that was sort of troubling. Like buying a firecracker and having it kind of fizz and pop. No bang.
Man, I wish Bethesda was actually tracking this and looking at it. This is some good stuff. 

BETHESDA. LOOK AT IT. YOU ARE BEING HANDED YOUR GAME ON A SILVER PLATTER FOR FREE. 

BTW TEST YOUR FUCKIN’ GAMES FOR GLITCHES BEFORE YOU RELEASE THEM. 

A Fantastic Blog!: Idea for a villain. Fallout 4.

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operativewalker:

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So, perhaps people have thought about this, but what about a HUGE, muscular individual who is under the impression he’s Uncle Sam? Like a big, very dark, ragged Uncle Sam? Here me out, see, in his zeal to bring back justice to the U.S he ultimately is absolutely insane, promoting genocide and mass…

Have you played Fallout 2? Frank Horrigan, man.

I have, quite a bit.

image
Described as a “genetically engineered cyborg psycho total homicidal manic”, and a kind of “ultra Super Mutant in power armor”. Having been witnessed laughing off plasma rifle fire, and ripping deathclaws and armored humans in half, he is one of the deadliest entities to have walked the Wasteland.”

That’s Frank. Granted, I didn’t require the quote from Wikipedia, I’m sure you didn’t either, but I thought it summed up the character quite well. 
I’m not talking about a hulking mass of mutation and cybernetics, constantly being fed chemicals to keep him alive, psychologically conditioned to love and die for his government (The Enclave) despite his previous devotion. What I’m talking about is a character with a certain measure of depth, of character and of personal conflict. You’ve seen The Walking Dead, I imagine? Do you know The Warden? That is a fantastic example of what I’m going for here. A rather old man, who loses literally everything he loves dearly. A daughter maybe. A wife. A boyfriend? He could lose it to the chaos of the world, maybe from the fighting between two factions (Legion/NCR example.) When you lose everything you have, you have nothing left to fight for, so you cope the best you can. He wanders, for years…..perhaps in his travels, he picks up a poster (We Want You!) and he stairs at it, the fleeting memory of your daughter/wife/ ect humming that tune….and that becomes his breaking point. The straw that breaks the camels back. The character on the poster becomes the adopted image for his revenge. Government, control? It’s done nothing but rob from him the one thing he cherished, Legion or NCR, they will burn. That’s the price for freedom. 
And then make him wicked smart like Batman, and shabam. Pop that greasy fucker into your 360 and go shoot yourself some Patriots.
image 

I would totally love to see an interesting main villian, with a modicum of depth, in the next Fallout. I don’t see it happening, though. Most people took to New Vegas’ Benny as if he were the bee’s knees, hardly asking for a deeper look into the Caesar when it was revealed that he’d been something of a philosopher in his youth.

I agree with this notion. For one the main story and drive of the protagonist just seemed so linear, especially when compared to the story of fallout 3. Benny although very resourceful in making yes man and almost uprooting house all by himself had no other dimensions than greed. Caesar being a philosopher and having such potential seemed to fizzle out if you left without helping because he never appeared again being replaced by his legionaries and messengers. An ‘uncle Sam’ with this much depth and potential would be amazing. Even have chances for a boss fight or two as he could mutate say a bald eagle and train it to do his bidding. Trying to thwart his plans or work with him to over throw some form of a huge government. He himself could be a great boss fight where as instead of the usual ‘you failed the speech requirement so now we see who has better killing stats’ he could be in a glass chamber and you must kill his lackeys whilst taking care of life support systems to open it up. He could have technology inaccessible by you which allows him to do and use things to make him much harder to fight. Needing strategy instead of using vats on his head till he dies. All in all I think the idea of a Uncle Sam has SUCH potential and needs to be seriously considered.

I also believe an idea of the game taking place in Hollywood. Image the possibilities with studios such as starwars and startreck. The cameos would be endless. You wouldn’t be able to tell from an Easter egg or an important quest item. Exploration in this place would be encourages and fun instead of the normal gas station and grocery store.

Or it could take place in a Chicago environment. Different gangs such as the Russian, Italian, and even Spanish mafias would allow for many many different quests and choices making the player feel as if the game is in their hands instead of following a marker on the compass.

I think they covered most of the mob type families with New Reno, but that’s still a fantastic idea and I would love to see it. Hollywood might be good for DLC content though, I’m not SO sure it’d be good for a main area, but to each his own. I can see where you’re going with it and you’re right, it’s a fantastic idea. I would LOVE a revisit to San Francisco. I would love to see a more developed West Coast. I’d like to go to the Hub or Vault City and go “Well, THAT’S new, but OH LOOK THERE’S THAT, I REMEMBER THAT! Holy crap, I can recruit the descendant of Ian? WHAAAA…NFW.  Something like that would be cool, in the very least, a DLC release. 
I know, with the first two and Tactics, which I loved, LOVED, there’s a certain strategic approach to things that encourages preparation and tactical and careful movement, among other things. You can’t just bullrush into shit with Hardened Power Armor and a modified Plasma Rifle and pump 4-5 Stims into you every time you’re near death. Well, YOU CAN if you have the appropriate Perks and the right stats, but even then that’s not obtainable until a much higher level…point is, I agree, I don’t want even the OPTION of being able to rush into it and just VATS the guys head in. No strategic method to it at all. It deducts from the entire concept of Fallout and it’s play-style. It went from:
"Think about what you’re about to do, dipshit."
To:
"Vats his head at point blank range 2-3 times, and when you’re out of AP, switch to your *automatic weapon* and fire with random precision at the remaining enemies." 
Don’t get me wrong. I ENJOY doing that, I do, nobody doesn’t, but I’d be nice to have my turn-based, hard-as-shit Fallout back once and a while.  

I didn’t know that mafia’s were already covered. Sadly I never got to play the pc versions of the fallout series. 3 and new Vegas are the only ones I’ve played. However I do make it hard on myself by limiting myself to no vats (a bitch let me tell you) these were all just rambling ideas I’ve had that I think would be fun. Fall out is a great game till about level 20 then everything becomes a big steam roll. Granted its harder in new Vegas but with the right perks everything becomes a pansy. I want more strategy in the game.

Torrent the PC versions. Regardless of what kind of PC you have right now, it WILL play them. The game has almost no requirements in terms of juice. Torrent them, feel no shame, and play the ever loving out of them, and you will begin to appreciate this whole series A LOT more, trust me. Reading about them just doesn’t cut it. If you’re looking for strategy, that’s where you’ll find it. 

A Fantastic Blog!: Idea for a villain. Fallout 4.

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operativewalker:

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operativewalker:

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So, perhaps people have thought about this, but what about a HUGE, muscular individual who is under the impression he’s Uncle Sam? Like a big, very dark, ragged Uncle Sam? Here me out, see, in his zeal to bring back justice to the U.S he ultimately is absolutely insane, promoting genocide and mass…

Have you played Fallout 2? Frank Horrigan, man.

I have, quite a bit.

image
Described as a “genetically engineered cyborg psycho total homicidal manic”, and a kind of “ultra Super Mutant in power armor”. Having been witnessed laughing off plasma rifle fire, and ripping deathclaws and armored humans in half, he is one of the deadliest entities to have walked the Wasteland.”

That’s Frank. Granted, I didn’t require the quote from Wikipedia, I’m sure you didn’t either, but I thought it summed up the character quite well. 
I’m not talking about a hulking mass of mutation and cybernetics, constantly being fed chemicals to keep him alive, psychologically conditioned to love and die for his government (The Enclave) despite his previous devotion. What I’m talking about is a character with a certain measure of depth, of character and of personal conflict. You’ve seen The Walking Dead, I imagine? Do you know The Warden? That is a fantastic example of what I’m going for here. A rather old man, who loses literally everything he loves dearly. A daughter maybe. A wife. A boyfriend? He could lose it to the chaos of the world, maybe from the fighting between two factions (Legion/NCR example.) When you lose everything you have, you have nothing left to fight for, so you cope the best you can. He wanders, for years…..perhaps in his travels, he picks up a poster (We Want You!) and he stairs at it, the fleeting memory of your daughter/wife/ ect humming that tune….and that becomes his breaking point. The straw that breaks the camels back. The character on the poster becomes the adopted image for his revenge. Government, control? It’s done nothing but rob from him the one thing he cherished, Legion or NCR, they will burn. That’s the price for freedom. 
And then make him wicked smart like Batman, and shabam. Pop that greasy fucker into your 360 and go shoot yourself some Patriots.
image 

I would totally love to see an interesting main villian, with a modicum of depth, in the next Fallout. I don’t see it happening, though. Most people took to New Vegas’ Benny as if he were the bee’s knees, hardly asking for a deeper look into the Caesar when it was revealed that he’d been something of a philosopher in his youth.

I agree with this notion. For one the main story and drive of the protagonist just seemed so linear, especially when compared to the story of fallout 3. Benny although very resourceful in making yes man and almost uprooting house all by himself had no other dimensions than greed. Caesar being a philosopher and having such potential seemed to fizzle out if you left without helping because he never appeared again being replaced by his legionaries and messengers. An ‘uncle Sam’ with this much depth and potential would be amazing. Even have chances for a boss fight or two as he could mutate say a bald eagle and train it to do his bidding. Trying to thwart his plans or work with him to over throw some form of a huge government. He himself could be a great boss fight where as instead of the usual ‘you failed the speech requirement so now we see who has better killing stats’ he could be in a glass chamber and you must kill his lackeys whilst taking care of life support systems to open it up. He could have technology inaccessible by you which allows him to do and use things to make him much harder to fight. Needing strategy instead of using vats on his head till he dies. All in all I think the idea of a Uncle Sam has SUCH potential and needs to be seriously considered.

I also believe an idea of the game taking place in Hollywood. Image the possibilities with studios such as starwars and startreck. The cameos would be endless. You wouldn’t be able to tell from an Easter egg or an important quest item. Exploration in this place would be encourages and fun instead of the normal gas station and grocery store.

Or it could take place in a Chicago environment. Different gangs such as the Russian, Italian, and even Spanish mafias would allow for many many different quests and choices making the player feel as if the game is in their hands instead of following a marker on the compass.

I think they covered most of the mob type families with New Reno, but that’s still a fantastic idea and I would love to see it. Hollywood might be good for DLC content though, I’m not SO sure it’d be good for a main area, but to each his own. I can see where you’re going with it and you’re right, it’s a fantastic idea. I would LOVE a revisit to San Francisco. I would love to see a more developed West Coast. I’d like to go to the Hub or Vault City and go “Well, THAT’S new, but OH LOOK THERE’S THAT, I REMEMBER THAT! Holy crap, I can recruit the descendant of Ian? WHAAAA…NFW.  Something like that would be cool, in the very least, a DLC release. 
I know, with the first two and Tactics, which I loved, LOVED, there’s a certain strategic approach to things that encourages preparation and tactical and careful movement, among other things. You can’t just bullrush into shit with Hardened Power Armor and a modified Plasma Rifle and pump 4-5 Stims into you every time you’re near death. Well, YOU CAN if you have the appropriate Perks and the right stats, but even then that’s not obtainable until a much higher level…point is, I agree, I don’t want even the OPTION of being able to rush into it and just VATS the guys head in. No strategic method to it at all. It deducts from the entire concept of Fallout and it’s play-style. It went from:
"Think about what you’re about to do, dipshit."
To:
"Vats his head at point blank range 2-3 times, and when you’re out of AP, switch to your *automatic weapon* and fire with random precision at the remaining enemies." 
Don’t get me wrong. I ENJOY doing that, I do, nobody doesn’t, but I’d be nice to have my turn-based, hard-as-shit Fallout back once and a while.  

A Fantastic Blog!: Idea for a villain. Fallout 4.

operativewalker:

thisisnottheblogyourlookingfor:

operativewalker:

thisisnottheblogyourlookingfor:

So, perhaps people have thought about this, but what about a HUGE, muscular individual who is under the impression he’s Uncle Sam? Like a big, very dark, ragged Uncle Sam? Here me out, see, in his zeal to bring back justice to the U.S he ultimately is absolutely insane, promoting genocide and mass…

Have you played Fallout 2? Frank Horrigan, man.

I have, quite a bit.

image
Described as a “genetically engineered cyborg psycho total homicidal manic”, and a kind of “ultra Super Mutant in power armor”. Having been witnessed laughing off plasma rifle fire, and ripping deathclaws and armored humans in half, he is one of the deadliest entities to have walked the Wasteland.”

That’s Frank. Granted, I didn’t require the quote from Wikipedia, I’m sure you didn’t either, but I thought it summed up the character quite well. 
I’m not talking about a hulking mass of mutation and cybernetics, constantly being fed chemicals to keep him alive, psychologically conditioned to love and die for his government (The Enclave) despite his previous devotion. What I’m talking about is a character with a certain measure of depth, of character and of personal conflict. You’ve seen The Walking Dead, I imagine? Do you know The Warden? That is a fantastic example of what I’m going for here. A rather old man, who loses literally everything he loves dearly. A daughter maybe. A wife. A boyfriend? He could lose it to the chaos of the world, maybe from the fighting between two factions (Legion/NCR example.) When you lose everything you have, you have nothing left to fight for, so you cope the best you can. He wanders, for years…..perhaps in his travels, he picks up a poster (We Want You!) and he stairs at it, the fleeting memory of your daughter/wife/ ect humming that tune….and that becomes his breaking point. The straw that breaks the camels back. The character on the poster becomes the adopted image for his revenge. Government, control? It’s done nothing but rob from him the one thing he cherished, Legion or NCR, they will burn. That’s the price for freedom. 
And then make him wicked smart like Batman, and shabam. Pop that greasy fucker into your 360 and go shoot yourself some Patriots.
image 

I would totally love to see an interesting main villian, with a modicum of depth, in the next Fallout. I don’t see it happening, though. Most people took to New Vegas’ Benny as if he were the bee’s knees, hardly asking for a deeper look into the Caesar when it was revealed that he’d been something of a philosopher in his youth.

Well, whether the idea is good or not doesn’t matter. The point is, I agree, and I would absolutely love to see a character that holds importance and depth. Like the other Courier (I forget his name at the moment.) If you listen to the entire collection of audio notes involving him, it’s just a fantastic story. He’s such a great villian, I would read a book or watch a movie entirely about him. 

A Fantastic Blog!: Idea for a villain. Fallout 4.

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So, perhaps people have thought about this, but what about a HUGE, muscular individual who is under the impression he’s Uncle Sam? Like a big, very dark, ragged Uncle Sam? Here me out, see, in his zeal to bring back justice to the U.S he ultimately is absolutely insane, promoting genocide and mass…

Have you played Fallout 2? Frank Horrigan, man.

I have, quite a bit.

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Described as a “genetically engineered cyborg psycho total homicidal manic”, and a kind of “ultra Super Mutant in power armor”. Having been witnessed laughing off plasma rifle fire, and ripping deathclaws and armored humans in half, he is one of the deadliest entities to have walked the Wasteland.”

That’s Frank. Granted, I didn’t require the quote from Wikipedia, I’m sure you didn’t either, but I thought it summed up the character quite well. 
I’m not talking about a hulking mass of mutation and cybernetics, constantly being fed chemicals to keep him alive, psychologically conditioned to love and die for his government (The Enclave) despite his previous devotion. What I’m talking about is a character with a certain measure of depth, of character and of personal conflict. You’ve seen The Walking Dead, I imagine? Do you know The Warden? That is a fantastic example of what I’m going for here. A rather old man, who loses literally everything he loves dearly. A daughter maybe. A wife. A boyfriend? He could lose it to the chaos of the world, maybe from the fighting between two factions (Legion/NCR example.) When you lose everything you have, you have nothing left to fight for, so you cope the best you can. He wanders, for years…..perhaps in his travels, he picks up a poster (We Want You!) and he stairs at it, the fleeting memory of your daughter/wife/ ect humming that tune….and that becomes his breaking point. The straw that breaks the camels back. The character on the poster becomes the adopted image for his revenge. Government, control? It’s done nothing but rob from him the one thing he cherished, Legion or NCR, they will burn. That’s the price for freedom. 
And then make him wicked smart like Batman, and shabam. Pop that greasy fucker into your 360 and go shoot yourself some Patriots.
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Idea for a villain. Fallout 4.

So, perhaps people have thought about this, but what about a HUGE, muscular individual who is under the impression he’s Uncle Sam? Like a big, very dark, ragged Uncle Sam? Here me out, see, in his zeal to bring back justice to the U.S he ultimately is absolutely insane, promoting genocide and mass death, justifying it in such a way that almost is convincing. I mean, the depth to that kind of character? The irony? The conflict? I mean, I’m not doing all that great of a job explaining this well, but come on. This is a fucking gold mine for Fallout. 

I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I’ve said sorry for every single one of them. It doesn’t fix the problem, but what more would you want me to do? Work endlessly to gain your trust? It’s broken, it’s not going to be fixed, there’s no action, no statement that can mend the issue. 
I don’t own a time machine. I can’t change what has already happened.
I’m also not perfect. The idea of perfection is unnatural to begin with, so what are your expectations? That I’ll never muck up? That YOU’ll never muck up? 
I understand this. Trust is an idiotic thing. I don’t TRUST people, I expect them to do good things, and I expect them to do bad things. Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not. 
So, I’m not going to say sorry AGAIN for things I’ve done. If you don’t ‘trust’ me, keep in mind that I am no different than you. I am not without error, and neither are you.  

Urgh. Don’t even know how to talk to women anymore. Don’t even care. Yesterday night I was drinking with friends, and I saw this girl. She was pretty, and I heard she wasn’t a lesbian, AND WE ALL KNOW HOW THAT’S A GOOD THING FOR HETEROSEXUAL PEOPLE LIKE ME. I walked over and said,

“Look, we can either fuck tonight and not ever talk, or we can fuck tonight, have kids sometime into the future and fucking hate each other forever. Wanna do that?” 

And that’s my pick-up line, and that’s what I do. 
 

Why you fucking hate people who are popular, and why it’s valid.

When you’re in high school, this particular idea never occurs to you. You’re too busy, too occupied, with the responsibilities that literally swarm you. You’re too busy loathing the people who are loved and liked more than you. Here it is.

You shouldn’t hate them because you’re envious of their position. You should pity them, even later on in life, pity them. There are A LOT of different kinds of people in this world. Straight, Gay, Black, White, Nazi, a decent human being, and sometimes these difference screate conflict. Actually, most often these differences create conflict. They shouldn’t but they do. 

When you understand that there is TENSION and CONFLICT in literally every aspect of your life, you start to wonder how many people can like one individual, with their own specific opinion…and there own thing.

Here’s the answer; They don’t HAVE their own identity. They have the identity that works best depending on the individual they’re talking to. They’re a chameleon. Nobody actually likes them for they are….and holy christ, don’t trust them either. You wanna bet their talking shit about you to someone that doesn’t like YOU? Absolutely. It’s what they do. They change their opinions, their morality, on a dime for the favor of others. No shame. No loyalty. No honor. 

I know. That’s what I was.  

Steel Panther’s “Balls Out!” Ode to Astro-Glide! A Review!

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Steel Panther is yet again assaulting the auditory crevice of Feminists and Christian groups alike. 

 I want to state for the record that if you’re a Feminist, or a Christian, or somebody else who’s easily offended, please listen to this record. Video tape your reaction, and send the link to my inbox. Please. 

This is a fantastic record, it really is. If you disagree, you’re entitled to it, but I think it’s important to note that if you subtract that vulgar lyrics, you’ll see a group of gentleman with unbelievable talent and a REAL knack for writing good songs (Even if some of them are blatant rip-offs). Because Steel Panther is a Hair Metal parody, they really don’t garner the amount of attention and praise they deserve. So, without further ado, let’s jump into this one…..balls deep. 
Hehehehehe……alright, seriously, here we go.

In The Future
If you can understand what the fuck Micheal Starr is saying through the distortion, this is the most ridiculous introduction ever. It pretty much sets the tone for the next song. 

Supersonic Sex Machine
The way Micheal Starr plays with the lyrics is pure genius. Vulgar, but genius. This is a pretty catchy song, actually.

Just Like Tiger Woods
Again, word play is Starr’s strong suit…and yes, this is a song about exactly what you think it’s about. This song is REALLY good and really catchy.
"3 holes are better than a hole in one."  
That’s actually part of the lyrics. lol

17 Girls In A Row
This song features one of the most catchiest little riffs I’ve ever heard. I’ve been told that Nuno Bettencourt, better known as the guitarist of Extreme, did not play on this song….but I challenge you to listen to “Lil’ Jack Horny” by Extreme and tell me different. Anywho, ‘tis a very good song.

If You Really, Really Love Me
A semi-acoustic love song about having your woman pay for everything. Ahhhh….if only that existed in reality. It’s a good song.

It Won’t Suck Itself
Well….THAT was self explanatory. A song about blow-jobs….feat Nuno Bettencourt (Solo) and Chad Kroeger (Vocals: 2nd Verse). 
Yeah. Nickleback. In truth, I have no idea why everybody hates that band. I like their new stuff, it’s fairly heavy and it’s usually about sex or booze, in anycase, Chad really does fit this song and his vocals are great, as well as the INCREDIBLY unknown and fantastically talented Nuno.  

Tomorrow Night
It’s a great song. I wouldn’t associate it with the other songs in terms of how good it is, but it’s a pretty standard Steel Panther song about pussy or what-have you. 

Why Can’t You Trust Me
I can’t say anymore. A Steel Panther song. It’s about cocaine, pussy, and there’s a Chris Brown reference alongside a Justin Bieber one. Something about a petting zoo and a blow job. I bet I can guess.

That’s What Girls Are For
This is actually a really good song. Aside from the clear message that women should pretty much do whatever the fuck they’re told, it’s really catchy. 

Gold-Digging Whore
Again, another really good, catchy song. 
Also, it’s pretty much the only song on the album that attributes some truth to some women.  Apparently not. Huh.

I Like Drugs
I don’t like the drugs, but apparently they like me and Micheal Starr. I’m seriously out of things to say. This is a great album, with great songs. Almost no fault. 

Critter
A song about treating your girlfriend like shit, because if you don’t, she’ll leave you, and you KNOW WHAT, this is actually true. I’ve seen men treat their partners like complete shit and they end up staying together for the longest time, while individuals like myself treat women with a modicum of respect and kindness and get the boot because we give a shit. I’m not endorsing it. Just callin’ it as I sees it.
It’s a good song, too.

Let Me Cum In
Literally the only song on this album that sucks. I’m not telling you why, fucking listen to it. 

Weenie Ride
Aside from being the funniest thing in the world, a blatant rip-off of Motley Crue’s “Home Sweet Home”, and the most ridiculous thing ever…..this is quite beautiful. The vocal preformance is fantastic and the piano adds such a nice Elton John feel to it, I’m torn apart mentally.
"The lyrics are so fucking horrible."
"But they’re cleverly written."
"Yeah, but the ruin the integrity of the song."
"Only because you let them. This is a parody band, what do you expect?"
"….I’m still not listening to it."
See? It’s a beautiful song, but it’s fucking ridiculous.

Oh, and weenie weenie weenie weenie weenie ride.


You know, when I look over this album, or this band rather, I feel like they could, like Tenacious D, really accomplish some fantastic work if they actually took their material seriously…..but they don’t, and it’s sort of a shame that Steel Panther won’t be known for their amazing talent, but rather their foul language and ridiculous albums. This is STILL a great album though. I approve.  I even doubley approve.  
Not for Feminists, Christians, or pretty much any individual with a weak heart and a dull mind.
That means you too, Republicans.  

Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal! A review!

 
Periphery are at it again, folks.

I immensely enjoyed this album. I don’t think it’s much a surprise when I say that this is an extremely heavy, Chrono Trigger inspired Djent/Progressive Metal album. No, I’m not going to explain WHY I think it is. It just sounds like it is. Let’s get this thing going.

Muramasa
I think this starts off the album very nice. A nice little ambient tone, great synths, and the multi-tracked vocals kick in and meld very well with everything. This thing quickly breaks into a heavy, very dramatic track, and ages well as it plays on. A good example of an impressive vocal performance lies at the end. 

Have A Blast
This is a great track, though in truth I’ve heard it’s beta version instrumental, and I’m happy to say that this one sounds infinitely more clean…..I enjoyed it much more as an instrumental, to be fair. It feels as if vocals were shoved into it un-ceremoniously for the purpose of making it an actual song. At the 2:00 mark though, everything changes. This feels as if the vocals and the instrumental work together without flaw. I think this song was originally written as an instrumental track by Misha Mansoor, and was only intended to be 2:00 long, though when time came everyone decided to make it a track on the album. 

Facepalm Mute
This one is fantastic. It, like most Periphery songs, kicks off into a confusing mess of riffs that present a groove that even Meshuggah might be envious of ‘But Chris, Meshuggah what be them origins of Djent stuff, they ain’t beein’ envious of nuthin!” Shut the fuck up, idiot. They’re not perfect, anyways, The drum work is  reminiscent of Gene Hoglans work, very tight, very rapid, very bang-on. If you’re looking for some impressive clean vocal work, you’re not in short supply, and some of the guttural work is bang on too, even though I am absolutely no fan of it. This one ends in a very ambient tone, setting up for the next one entitled…

Ji
A typical Periphery song. Look up. Pretty much the same, with the exception that the guttural work sounds more Meshuggah-esque. Good grooves. After 1:55-ish, hol….lee….sweet…fuck. Perhaps actually one of the greatest pieces on the album. A very melodic, happy tone put to it. The vocal and clean guitar work on this part is like heaven. It goes on for a bit, but fades off into more heavy works. 

Scarlet
Up until 2:50-ish, this song is….well, and I know I’ll get flack for this, but It’s pretty much like listening to Hawthorne Heights. It’s pretty much a post early 2000’s core band from up until that point. There’s a small bit from at 3:00 that sounds fantastic, and then right back into the core stuff.

Luck As A Constant
The introduction starts with a heavly echoed and revered clean guitar work, and it a great mood setter, then into Periphery’s work, which is good but I could not say more than I’ve already said about it. At around 3:00, it kicks back into the ambient setting and there’s a great vocal preformance given here, very skillfully building into a heavy part, which leads to a rather impressive solo part. 

Ragnarok
Typical Periphery work, there’s a nice droning of a synth in the background that REALLY enhances this song. Ends in a nice ambient electronic bit, reminds me very much of Chrono Trigger. 

The Gods Must Be Crazy!
I’m pretty sure the gods are fuckin’ crazy. This song grooves extremely well, especially Misha’s slap/mute guitar work in the verses. The chorus is very catchy, and the vocal work here is impressive. 

MAKE TOTAL DESTROY
I think they made total destroy when they wrote this track. This thing is fucking EVERYWHERE, it’s ALL over the goddamn place. Imagine a war in space. Millions of X-Wings everywhere, lasers firing all over the goddamn place, yeah, that’s this song….and it’s great. I actually have an interesting theory about this album, that it’s actually entirely based on Chrono Trigger. As others would agree, and would probably be correct, this seems to be a sort of song about Lavos. 

 
"Take back the light,
its a dangerous place we’re headed for if we accept defeat.”

"Now we know its a show,
theyve been running from the low,
Reach out to the ground,
beneath the faulty agitated,
glistening.”

"Shape the future, Shifting power,
back in the hands of the common man.
Give some hope for existence!”
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Sounds like it to me. 

Erised
"Desire" backwards. Thank you Harry Potter, and my inability to miss irrelevant details concerning movies or….pretty much anything, actually. 
This reminded me a lot of Chrono Trigger. Just the guitar part, to be fair. It’s still a fantastic song.

Epoch

 That’s pretty much it. It sounds like a Chrono Trigger song. 

Froggin Bullfish
This has a great pacing to it, typical Periphery song. I want to remind you that when I say that, I’m not saying it’s bad. Quite the opposite. There’s only so many times you can recite the great properties that they put into each song. This is a fantastic song.

Mile Zero
Not a fan of this song. Misha’s work is good, but it just feels like a post 2000’s core song with a skilled guitarist and drummer backing it. There is of course great guitar work in this song, just don’t expect it wow you as a composition. 

Masamune
It’s hard to describe this song. It’s really good. I just can’t detail it well.

Far Out
This is a nice bit of instrumental work, and it brings to mind video game soundtracks akin to Final Fantasy. I would love to see Misha do work on a video game, he is a superb engineer and he has an excellent grasp on creating mood, as well as going completely apeshit when needed, sometimes doing it at the same time.

The Heretic Anthem
A Slipknot cover. 
I live in Quebec, and in Quebec, the only individuals who ever loved Slipknot where the individuals who spoke purely french and pronounced the name wrong. They went apeshit for this band. If you want my personal opinion on this song, it’s synonymous with my opinion on Slipknot. 
I would rather douse my nuts in turpentine, and piss on a brush fire, than ever say that Slipknot was even remotely good as a band. As an entertainer, yes, as musicians, no. Blatant thrashing and wailing, constant repetitive garbage, nothing I have not heard before, and I’ve heard it done infinitely better (Strapping Young Lad, Throwdown, Pantera) and enjoyed it. I would enjoy Stone Sour more. 
 

In the end of it all, this is a good album, it’s wroth the price I paid for it. I wouldn’t equate it with other albums that I think are perfect, but I would never shun it.  It’s a really, really great album, it’s just not perfect. If you’re into hearing something new, or if you’re diggin’ a new groove, slip this greasy fucker into your stereo and dance naked, bitch. Tis a winner.

"Flynn is a goddamn menace, on or off the guitar. Do you know what he did yesterday? He went into an IGA and bought like seven bottles of wine, effectively draining what little money I had left, then proceeded to get drunk and stand in the middle of the road, showing various people his genitals. My genitals. Whatever, point is….I woke up to a lot of nasty phone calls, and that is thankfully the least of the damage caused. He likes to carry an air of debonair, of sophistication and class, but when you least expect it, he’ll turn around and lick your face or try to smell you, and that’s the least damaging activity from him. Beware him. Don’t get too close. I’m sorry if he bites you.”