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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    I did the exact same thing with Dark Souls. I'd seen a thousand different people declare it was their favorite game of all time and decided to pick it up on sale once. I tried it out for a little over an hour and realized I hated it.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor. It went on sale for $25 and I pulled the plug, though I usually don't buy any game over ~$12-15, and even then very rarely because my backlog is ridiculous.

    It was an excellent decision. That game is amazingly fun, and I have a feeling it and Civ 5 will keep me busy for a loooong time.

  • 3 years ago
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  • 3 years ago
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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    While I understand how you feel about Tauriel (and I am female myself so I'm not detached from the situation), I kind of dislike how she just has to fall for one of the dwarves. It sort of feels like she's just the token pretty (though badass) female character that exists to fall for one of the guys in the necessary romance plot that is shoehorned into every story. I'd have been happier with her addition to the story if she'd just been there to be badass, honestly.

    I agree, the dwarves of the book are rather bland. Thorin has his kingly haughtiness about him, but the other dwarves don't really have personalities aside from "get the gold!" and "maybe Bilbo isn't so bad... when he's helpful." I didn't realize how much I came to love Bofur's hat and happy attitude, Bifur's "disability" (which was done so well that I'd completely forgotten it wasn't canon), Bombur's large cheerful self, Ori's (mostly) mild temperament, etc. until that pretty much all disappeared in the book. Even Thorin doesn't seem as kingly as when Richard Armitage plays him. In the book there's really very little to differentiate between the different dwarves, and I'm not even sure all of them had distinct roles; I can't think of any instances where Nori, Oin, or Gloin speak off the top of my head - I'm sure they probably did at some point, but it wasn't memorable to me.

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    Oh, I've already seen all of The Hobbit movies! And unlike a lot of people, I absolutely adored them all. The only part I wasn't thrilled with was Tauriel, not because she's a bad character, but because I felt like Peter Jackson was submitting to the typical "we have to have a romance for the movie to be a hit!" mindset.

    Honestly, though this will be a REALLY unpopular opinion... I might enjoy the movies more than the book. As this is my third time through The Hobbit, but the first time after seeing the movies, I'd forgotten how... I'm not sure, unnoticed?... most of the dwarves went. While Peter Jackson might have strayed from the feeling of the book somewhat, I really enjoyed how he and the actors gave each dwarf their own very distinct personality and how the characters were almost more developed in the movies than in the book. The book concerns itself mostly with the story of the adventure itself, while the movies show us the adventures and give us a look at the characters that we didn't have before. I still love the book dearly, but I can't pretend to hate the movies even a little.

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    I'm on an audiobook kick right now, so I'm just finishing up The Hobbit (for the third time). After that it will be the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Before that it was a couple of Georgette Heyer novels, and before that it was the entire Queen discography several times over.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    Japanese melon soda. Tastes like heaven, though not at all like melon. It's a pain in the rear to find a place to buy it in the US without resorting to importing from eBay sellers, which is ridiculously expensive, but luckily I found a place to order melon kakigouri (shaved ice) syrup, so I just make my own with the syrup and carbonated water now.

  • 3 years ago
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    [Build Ready] Gaming / CAD build

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    Yep, I can't recommend that subreddit and PC Part Picker enough. There's also a /t/buildapc, though it is not as active yet, but I just realized I had not yet joined it and I will try to help out there whenever I can.

  • 3 years ago
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    This comment has gained traction and has turned into a conversation.

    I just placed an order yesterday for hardware to build myself a new computer to replace my dying laptop. I think it ended up totaling around $1200, quite a bit more than I initially planned to spend...

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    If you get the chance, you can actually build a pretty decent computer for ~$600 if you can spare/save that much up over time. The one I'm building is by no means the minimum cost (assuming you don't feel like you need 5.25TB of storage space to begin with... there's something wrong with me). I noticed a few very inexpensive"console-killer" builds (~$400-500) over on Reddit while I was examining other people's builds to help plan out mine, you might take a look around and see what you can find.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    Thanks! As much as I hate to part with that much money (especially since it feels like I didn't have it for long, as I just earned it working this summer), I can't deny that I'm excited to be building another computer. This new one is for my college apartment and is roughly equivalent to the gaming computer I built at my parents' house a few years ago (my time is split between the two places, and this is one of the few negatives of my living situation that I've found so far), but with a few upgrades that will let me use it for my CAD assignments for school.

    I'm glad to hear that you've gotten seven years of use out of your computer! I hope to get between seven and ten years out of mine (goodness knows I don't want to be spending this much on a computer any more often than that), so that's encouraging. I'd guess that your motherboard is beginning to be the main problem at this point?

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  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy on Blu-ray. I refuse to watch the movies until I've read the books, and I have yet to find time to do so. Luckily I plan to listen to the audiobooks soon, right after I finish listening to The Hobbit (which is my third time through the book, but the first time listening to the audiobook).

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    I just placed an order yesterday for hardware to build myself a new computer to replace my dying laptop. I think it ended up totaling around $1200, quite a bit more than I initially planned to spend...

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    The first one that comes to mind is The Hobbit. C'mon Tolkien, they can't just go through all of that only to let the king under the mountain and both heirs to the throne die in battle! Dain didn't even want to send help, for pete's sake, he doesn't deserve the throne.

  • 3 years ago
    Comment Teakay

    My floor (and sometimes my cat). I sleep in a hammock!