TheMerricat: TBH though, I feel like while the Green Knight might not be known ubiquitously, it hast to be pretty much the second most well known of the myths of Arthur's court outside the whole 'main arc' of Arthur.
TehAmelie: Astrid Lindgren filled approxumately 98% of the mythological needs of my childhood
TheMerricat: I'm an old though and got introduced to it in primary school by a teacher so... I might be a bit biased. :D
beowuuf: it's a great hook as a story so i can see why it's popular, and therefore i'm really surprised i haven't heard the details of it before through osmosis until this film.
Juliamon: My Arthurian knowledge is deeply scrambled courtesy of Disney and Type-Moon
Juliamon: and Monty Python too, now I think of it
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ContingentCat: wait are you saying King Arthur didn't travel by coconut? katesWot
TheMerricat: Ah nuts, despite ordering my groceries early enough that I thought they'd get here before Chillpoint, I just noticed the time.
RockPusher: !findbutts
LRRbot: Above you?!
beowuuf: yeah, excalibur and holy grail combine a little too well in the brain in feel, and that's my primary source of anything :p
TehAmelie: let's see, in broad strokes i know Arthur got to be the king because of sword prophecy and assembled the legendary round table knights including Lancelot the suicidally brave, Galahad the perfect, and some guys called Percival, Bors and Gawain
beowuuf: i notice kathleen has a bonus #sponsored #sponsoled stream tomorrow?
TehAmelie: didn't know the Green Knight was a part of that until i read about the movie
ContingentCat: !! I hadn't noticed the bonus Kathleen
beowuuf: i mean the weird thing is that lots of these stories are are are not 'arthurian' and sort of duck and weave in and out of each other as people retell them, right?
TheMerricat: On Sunday or tomorrow? My calendar is saying Sunday....
RockPusher: beowuuf Google calendar says day after tomorrow - Tomes & Quest fantasy RPG with word game twist
ContingentCat: Sunday accourding to the calander, I think that can already be tomorrow in sone timezones
beowuuf: oops, yeah, it's sunday cause just before rythmn cafe, sorrt
beowuuf: what is time?
Juliamon: An illusion
beowuuf: lunchtime doubly so :p
ContingentCat: just a miserable handful of moments
RockPusher: Monday my time, because I live in the future
beowuuf: @ContingentCat sergeJustRight
beowuuf: !spoilers
RockPusher: !findquote time
LRRbot: Quote #3654: "The last time someone told me to put my sausage in Grindr, it didn't turn out the way I expected." —Cameron [2016-11-23]
TehAmelie: remember there is that little island far east of New Zealand that claimed a timezone two hours ahead of anywhere else just to be special
beowuuf: lol
TehAmelie: they can be two days ahead sometimes
ContingentCat: that seems like cheating
TehAmelie: it does
Metric_Furlong: the big cheats
TheMerricat: but then the jokes on them, when the world ends, we'll have two more days than them. :P
kusinohki: ummm....
Juliamon: that's definitely how that works
ContingentCat: sure
RockPusher: I dunno - when the world ends I wan't to be among the first to find out
beowuuf: have we set up a survey system on that island so we'll get advanced apocolypse warnings?
RockPusher: *want
TheMerricat: Oh we'll know...
Saxpython: What's good Pre-chat chat?
Juliamon: Timezone cheaters
PharaohBender27: Ugh, I see we're talking about depressing stuff :(
kusinohki: personally, I'd rather not find out at all.... either world never ends or it happens so quickly I don't notice
RockPusher: !findquote frog
LRRbot: Quote #3256: "FROG lrrEFF ER 2!" —Alex [2016-08-17]
beowuuf: @Saxpython HG Giger building cafes and knowledge of arthurian legend :)
ContingentCat: fresh baked cookies are good
Saxpython: #Neat
beowuuf: uuuuuuh.... i'm sure there was a good context there :p
Saxpython: @contingentcat A+
TheMerricat: And snacks that are literally bitesized instant ramen noodles sprinkled with ramen flavoring
ContingentCat: we're finally out of the hell months when I don't want to turn on the oven and baked goods can return
Juliamon: That do not hold up well to shipping.
beowuuf: @PharaohBender27 actually in general we weren't, just a brief comment on time zones and islands in the future.
GapFiller: !next
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TehAmelie: there's a sort of shared story internet initiative i like where everyone makes stories based on the sun exploding and people finding out 30 minutes in advance
PharaohBender27: @PharaohBender27 Oh, I just saw "end of the world" and assumed *that's* what we were dicusssing
TehAmelie: what would you do?
Juliamon: You should know a chat discussion is often not what it looks like
Saxpython: is there a ramen equivalent to how I like my soups. Clear in the summer and Thick in the winter?
ContingentCat: 30 minutes seems like a really bad time frame to find that out, it's enough time to panic but not really do anything
RockPusher: PharaohBender27 more goofing on timezones
Saxpython: I'm moving into chili and stew season
TehAmelie: indeed
PharaohBender27: @Juliamon I should, yet so often don't :p
Raiz0k: Hello everyone.
TheMerricat: I mean IRL it takes between 8-9 minutes for anything happening on the sun to reach us, so I feel like 30 minutes would be a comfortable lead time.
Juliamon: speaking of costco and chili, they finally have Stagg back in stock! I was very grumpy all summer when I couldn't get my cheap canned chili
TehAmelie: basically just enough time to run to your loved ones and tell them whatever you dare to
TehAmelie: if you're lucky. if my cousin was at work i'd not even know where to go
kusinohki: @TehAmelie I guess I'm a pessimist... I only see the worst of humanity happening in those 30 min
beowuuf: if you buy stagg do you get an identical bag for free?
beowuuf: *can
Raiz0k: @kusinohki Or you know, just humanity happening during that time.
Juliamon: 30 minutes is not enough time for an edible to kick in, but I guess smoking a few bowls would be doable
Juliamon: because if you think I'm not going out blazing, you're a fool
TheAinMAP: lrrSIG lrrSIG
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RockPusher: lrrDOTS lrrSIG lrrARROW
PharaohBender27: I'm going to close chat for a little bit, see you later. FAKE EDIT: lrrSIG !
TehAmelie: respect
ContingentCat: lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG
CAKHost: lrrSIG !
Raiz0k: @Juliamon I see what you did there....
Raiz0k: lrrSIG lrrSIG lrrSIG
Juliamon: good, at least someone did
beowuuf: @Juliamon or maybe you were just seeing in to the future, but luckily chat's discussions are mecurial in nature :p
TehAmelie: like that song in The Old Guard says, if it's the end of the world, something something, i'm going down fighting
RockPusher: ♫ Stagg comes in a can, it was put there by a man, in a factory downtown! ♫ … I blame Serge for putting that in my head
prankprogenitus: Hey chillpoint folks!
beowuuf: the charlize theron netflix film? I don't recall the song.
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TehAmelie: it's in the climactic fight scene
constablecrab: Clocked out from work. Ribeyes just went into the air fryer. Let's goooo!
beowuuf: RT Facthunter, responsible for giving us the modern wikipaedia Kappa
Raiz0k: @Juliamon Even ephemeral, and usually eclectic (and a checkmark for my-word-of-the-day calendar on "e").
Saxpython: constable knows what's up
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TehAmelie: only when it starts. not when they get to actually putting an axe in Martin Shkreli
beowuuf: @TehAmelie i'd say maybe i'll watch it again, but i have film tabs open right now and a plan to catch up on some stuff i never watched first :)
TheMerricat: Chat! It's a Christmas miracle! My grociries not only made it before the show started, but the delivery person didn't need me to play air traffic controller to guide them to my apartment! They just left them at my door like they were supposed to!
Juliamon: Wow!!
Saxpython: @themerricat FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
constablecrab: \o/
beowuuf: lrrWOW
Juliamon: also it's October so it's a Halloween miracle
paronomasiac042: dreams /do/ come true
TehAmelie: i understand perfectly, wuuf
Metric_Furlong: it's the first of October
beowuuf: maybe it's like april 1st but the opposite?
ContingentCat: @TheMerricat FBtouchdown katesParty2 katesParty2
constablecrab: It's a Spooky Month miracle.
Metric_Furlong: it is a first of october
beowuuf: (now singing scallon/haung songs)
PharaohBender27 reenters chat
Metric_Furlong: miracle
Juliamon: Today's been a good day
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TehAmelie: like we haven't all been dancing around in fallen leaves for 2-4 weeks
beowuuf: @PharaohBender27 wb
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ContingentCat: Oh it seems there's a new bunch of SIN related scam calls, this time saying my SIN will be cancelled which I don't think is a thing
GapFiller: !picnic
Saxpython: Freeform (the US equivalent of ABC spark) just started it's Halloween programing. we've watched Casper and Adams family. Hocus pocus is on in 4hr
Juliamon: I woke up to blaseball news, got a free coffee, had a muffin, and now Checkpoint. And steak tips for dinner later!
beowuuf: lrrFINE
TehAmelie: woo
kusinohki: TODAY!
beowuuf: LOL
PharaohBender27: PH Balance hype!
Saxpython: lol
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beowuuf: graham's patented ways to get out of discussions
TehAmelie: and also yay PH balance
DoodlestheGreat: :tf:
TheAinMAP: Hello.
PharaohBender27: Ahoy-hoy, lrrHEATHER and lrrPAUL !
Raiz0k: @ContingentCat You should probably consult your local shaman on that.
beowuuf: hey paul! hey heather!
TheMerricat: Was that a call back to the tone deaf Blizzard announcement? :D
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Earthenone: for me its either a robot or my mom, yeah
Juliamon: wooooow
TehAmelie: i'm so happy to live in a place where laws ensure you can mostly still use phones to call people
TheMerricat: I love that Google Voice changes the callerID of calls that it's flagged as scam to "Scam Likely" it's made it a lot easier to send them to the garbage hole.
PharaohBender27: @TheMerricat Yep!
SoaringDragon42: yeah, robot or my parents, or my hub's brother who couldn't get ahold of my hub. XD
beowuuf: luclkily the calls about installing smart meters use the same number, which is blocked, so all i get is a text message going 'don't even worry about it'
beowuuf: askLRR was cool
kusinohki: I get Scam Likely's cousin Potential Scam
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat Likely is a popular surname apparently. Anyway, at least they're doing something productive with the private data they're leaching from us.
TheMerricat: @TheMerricat :D
TehAmelie: the bad news first, as is traditional
RockPusher: The rolling tire fire that is ActiBLiz
Saxpython: yeah Wooh 3 letter agencies
beowuuf: it's almost like they've done something so shitty it can be procecuted in many ways!
Metric_Furlong: Activision Blizzard: Oops All Lawsuits edition
kusinohki: we can sue for that?
PharaohBender27: Good ol' Alphabet Soup
RockPusher: Huzzah for small government agencies!
TehAmelie: they should gang up. just have the whole government sue Actiblizzion
sag3error: kusinohki, is that a Dungeon's & Daddies reference?
MolaMolaphant: The VA
kusinohki: @sag3error it is not (no idea what that is)
TheMerricat: One thing to note is that the EEOC lawsuit hasn't been accepted by a judge yet (or at least wasn't when I checked last) so the settlement might be rejected.
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kusinohki: just the fax maam
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TheMerricat: and when I said lawsuit I meant to say settlement
PharaohBender27: Government agencies and Japanese businesses, essentially
Juliamon: There's no way any government wants to bother upgrading to modern tech
Juliamon: That's unnecessary expense!
Orgmastron: So much of the healthcare system is still reliant on fax
TehAmelie: Qi is so dang educaational
GapFiller: Juliamon only when theres money to be siphoned off in the right directions
GapFiller: then it becomes a totally necessary expense
PharaohBender27: MOOD
ContingentCat: ouch yeah
MolaMolaphant: That math doesn't really check out, cause $112 matters a LOT more to someone earning $50k annual
Orgmastron: !patreon
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TheMerricat: Government Agencies would love to modernize, but they have folk at the top who are usually penny pinchers who demand fairly difficult 'rationalizations' toward any project of that nature
Raiz0k: @GapFiller And by "right" we mean "huge consultancies", eh?
TehAmelie: fun fact: the average wealth of a person in the world is something like 58,000 USD. if you have less than that in the bank you're one of the losers of capitalism
ContingentCat: nothing to lose but our chains etc etc
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat There's also the issue of inertia. Over here we have a substantially digitized healthcare information system that is still being doubled by hand-written documents on occasion.
Juliamon: TehAmelie That wasn't a fun fact at all!
TehAmelie: fair
Saxpython: this case has been teaching me so much latin#Cy-pres
beowuuf: the average person finds that fact amusing :p
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie Nitpick: are you sure it's wealth in currency, and not wealth in fungibles?
LordZarano: Precident
TheMerricat: @TheMerricat Been there last job was doing that and pushing the hospital I worked for into the modern age, or trying to with a lot of people who started working before personal computers were a thing pushing back
kusinohki: like, can I spend $100 to make all my problems go away? (and I by no means make 50k / year)
TehAmelie: well, i'm sure as in that's what i remember reading in one or two articles somewhere
Nelligrand: If the money's part of a settlement fund, it cannot be used for anything but paying out to the settlement class.
ContingentCat: I thought for a second you were going to say Sonic was being sued by the governement
Darleysam: @Raiz0k joke's on you, all my assets are non-fungible jpgs!
PharaohBender27: @ContingentCat katesLol
LordZarano: *precedent
RockPusher: rayfkSanic_HF
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat Yeah, human nature unfortunately.
ContingentCat: Sonic says ACAB
SoaringDragon42: I wouldn't want to be a balloon pilot for that one.
Saxpython: lol
Raiz0k: @Darleysam Why not Non-Fungible TIFFs?
3schr: He can't handle it and therefore he decides to HURT PEOPLE?!
TheMerricat: TBF Macy's parade ballons are prone to accidents, there are whole articles on disasters that have occured turning them.
Darleysam: @Raiz0k ooooooh
graal_smith: Something's missing...
TheMerricat: "In 1931, a balloon modeled after the classic cartoon Felix the Cat got caught in a high-tension wire after its handlers let it go. It burst into flames shortly after becoming ensnared."
lirazel64: Hey, all. Just got shot #3. Yay for being old?
ContingentCat: eh I'll take balloon news over more news about people being horrible
mitomanox: lrrSHINE lrrPAUL
SpacePotato01: The balloon was inside us all a- oh no... *boom*
TheMerricat: "When a 22-year-old woman flying a plane over Queens spotted the 60-foot Tom Cat balloon floating nearby, she flew into it hoping to send it back to Earth. The New York Times reported her saying, "I think I'll have a piece of the neck" to her flight instructor as she made the risky maneuver. The balloon snagged the wing and nearly brought the plane down with it; at one point, the woman came close to falling from the plane when the cabin door flew open."
beowuuf: @lirazel64 yay! gratz!
PharaohBender27: Same.
graal_smith: @ContingentCat What about news of people being horrible via balloons?
ContingentCat: unless you're that one kid
PharaohBender27: @TheMerricat katesPalm
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TehAmelie: the Black Friday death count website could compete with Macy's parade disasters
TheMerricat: "The number of accidents the parade saw that year earned it the nickname “The Great Balloon Massacre.” "
BrowneePoints: Or there's John Goodman as a Singing T-Rex
TehAmelie: the "whoever wins ... we lose" championship
mitomanox: or ferris bueller will show up
Darleysam: picture a parade scene without thinking of tense music. Can't do it
Laserbeaks_Fury: Like in Spider-Man
ZachtlyAsIntended: Checkov's Balloon Parade
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat That story is like a red flag bingo for anyone with any familiarity with aviation :D.
Mai_Andra: Ah, Prince-era Batman.
Silver__Light: chekovs parade
BrowneePoints: "It's Turbo Time"
saucemaster5000: ferris bueller convinced me parades are way more fun than they are
BrowneePoints: Mardi Gras is fun as hell
LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> #AlabasterKingdom premiers on Monday, and there are two more players (and characters) to meet! | Today, it’s @Sparklykiss and Barnaby! | October 4th @ 5PM Pacific, VODs and pods to follow. 📷 ||
Metric_Furlong: thing of the other thing?
Mai_Andra: I think it was "Available today!" when they announced it at the Nintendo Direct.
saucemaster5000: harmony of dissonance, then aria of sorrow?
TehAmelie: ever think about how weird the word "Castlevania" looks to people who don't play vidyagames? or watch the show
kusinohki: music reference of the time frame?
RockPusher: The Sun is a Deadly Lazer
sokolov23: Discord of the Sun
saucemaster5000: @TehAmelie it sounds like a kid's game show
LordZarano: Where I used to live there was a nighttime parade with floats covered in thousands of lightbulbs. It was pretty amazing
quatoria: You will never be free of the Medusa Heads.
Laserbeaks_Fury: They even went back in time to get Metroids in the game
Saxpython: More Clock Towers!
mitomanox: fancy fants <3
Darleysam: there's an alternate universe out there, identical to ours, except they call them "Castleoid" games
TehAmelie: Metrocastle?
Saxpython: @darleysam lol
TheMerricat: @Darleysam I feel like we got the better end of that deal. :D
BrowneePoints: It's a Sequel
Laserbeaks_Fury: The 2d painting puzzles are a blast
Bearudite: all this metroid and castlevania talk and here I am waiting for Silksong
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie I've learned about the series pretty late, so I don't have to wonder xD. Yeah, it's a weird mish-mash.
Saxpython: @bearudite +1
Laserbeaks_Fury: Darknut, Staflos
Laserbeaks_Fury: Keese
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KakuEpsilon: Link between worlds is a direct sequel to Link to the Past.
BrowneePoints: Yea, we need Darklos and Stafnuts
Saxpython: lol
TheMerricat: lol
TehAmelie: like, "i guess it has castles, and ... people vaniying those castles? wait what did just say?"
kusinohki: I got made fun of a little for not knowing how to beat fake ganon in OoT. I never used a sword to play baseball before
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saucemaster5000: sales were apparently low for Wind Waker in the U.S., so Aonuma told Miyamoto the Zelda games should be more like Ocarina of time -- explains that decade of Zelda samey-ness
TehAmelie: wow, Wind Waker's art direction was THAT ahead of its time?
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie Alternatively... so it's like a "land [because Transylvania]... of castles"?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Honestly, yes
saucemaster5000: Right?? That game is gorgeous. America ruins things again
Juliamon: Define "enough"
TehAmelie: at the time people went "bluh is this a cartoon for babies or something?" but i din't think
Orgmastron: As JSS used to say, "F*ck Konami, because Konami is Konami and Konami is the worst"
Saxpython: Yeah Get 'em Heather
couldntpickausername: oh god, can they at least pleast just port SOTN to PC or Switch? it's just silly at this point
s0lesurviv0r: I learned not to expect anything good from Konami like 10 years ago
beowuuf: why must they turn their press statements in to a house of lies :p
accountmadeforants: If the three people we sent a Feedback Poll say they want it, we'll do it.
TehAmelie: ha i never got the Transylvania connection
Laserbeaks_Fury: The only bad thing about Wind Waker's design was the negative outcry before the game came out, which probably made them overcorrect in Twilight Princess, which I think is the worst looking Zelda game
accountmadeforants: (Also, two of the people we sent the poll don't know what a video game is.)
TheMerricat: SE has weird expectations
spurius: yeah sleeping dogs was killed by stupid expectations
Orgmastron: Publisher expectations are wildly out of sync with reality
PharaohBender27: That . . . does not sound like a sustainable model
TehAmelie: the world just wasn't ready for videogames with an actual art direction rather than just trying to render things in high fidelity
kusinohki: we needed everyone in the world to buy 2 copies
ashesandmochi: as someone familiar with the publishing industry, sounds a lot like book publishing too (except with books it pushes out work for authors)
RockPusher: It wasn't the biggest selling game of all time so we lost money
eshplode: Unsustainable growth does seem like the games industry's MO
beowuuf: we spent billions on marketting, what more could we do Kappa
TheMerricat: The weird thing about that story, IRRC they actually MADE money on those games, they just didn't make 'enough' money they wanted to make "ALL THE MONEY"
Saxpython: #FishAI
TehAmelie: looking back, Wind Waker was basically the Picasso of videogames
PharaohBender27: @TheMerricat Bingo
saucemaster5000: I just played through Wind Waker and Twilight Princess again the last couple months -- the step down from lush colors to bland brown and greys is jarring.
Laserbeaks_Fury: It's like that thing Stellan Skarsgård said about movies
Laserbeaks_Fury: How you won't see movies with budgets between 3mil and 100mil
ContingentCat: but yell in the secret amount and in the places that they want
aiamethyst: aw, I liked the n64 one
BrowneePoints: Lords of Shadow 1. Good Game. Lords of Shadow 2, oh god please no
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie Physical proximity might be a factor ;). But yeah, and the the association with "land"/"area" is weird, because it's from "sylvania", i.e. "forest[s]".
Laserbeaks_Fury: I think you can make a good 3d Castlevainia
Laserbeaks_Fury: Metroid did it
Orgmastron: Gamers(TM) are the worst
saucemaster5000: Not to be that guy, but Dark Souls... kinda is castlevania 3D?
PhenBurger: Yeah was going to say the same
Gizmoloid: @beowuuf Or it can go the other way, like when Bamco basically didn't tell anyone that Enslaved existed and somehow the game that people didn't know about didn't sell all that well. Kappa
Laserbeaks_Fury: Also, they made Belmont become Dracula?
Traion: Hey Heather, hey Paul. Hey Chat, how are the news?
couldntpickausername: bloodstained was more Castlevania than Lords of Shadow
KakuEpsilon: Apparently "Mirror Of Fate" is just a Metroidvania again, so it has that going for it.
Invitare: only one week to Dread
BrowneePoints: One week till Dread!
TehAmelie: did you know Avatar had a subplot in deleted scenes where Ney'tiri has a dead sister called Sylvanas? like you could maybe get more on the nose but i'm not sure how
kusinohki: master of segue again
Laserbeaks_Fury: What do you mean, Metroid are already energy vampires
Traion: I assume Beej has installed a giant clock that counts down the seconds until Dread Kappa
Raiz0k: Yeah, today I learned we've apparently been in the elite group of 3 countries blessed by Netflix Gaming™.
Raiz0k: There's even a natural name for that console: The Flix
accountmadeforants: @Raiz0k The FlixBox
Raiz0k: Nooo.
PixelArtDragon: Will it be protected by a guild or union like TV and film are?
TehAmelie: Picture Box, maybe too far fetched
DirgeNovak: I still don't understand why there is no Netflix app on Switch
saucemaster5000: Paul made that name up
TehAmelie: wait i've got it, The Flick Brick
Traion: @pixelartdragon unions in modern day US? Good joke
GrassVortex: or tons of microtransctions
TheMerricat: @DirgeNovak To my understanding, Nintendo doesn't like video streaming anymore so they are blocking it.
accountmadeforants: @Raiz0k A console which is just a wrapper for the Netflix player: The PlayerStation.
DeM0nFiRe: Yeah "The same subscription for no added cost" means "6 months after the games happen we will raise the cost and you have no choice to not pay for games"
ContingentCat: Netflix is good about letting you cancel and come back with everything still there
DirgeNovak: I can't wait for Stanger Things season 4 to come out in 2026
Laserbeaks_Fury: Is Lucifer DC?
Raiz0k: @Raiz0k One more in the current gen, you can do it...
GapFiller: Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper Dennis Hopper
BrowneePoints: I have a very well worn VHS copy
GapFiller: Dennis Hopper
s0lesurviv0r: @Laserbeaks_Fury yes
TehAmelie: i read the Super Mario bros movie novelization. it was awful
mowdownjoe: The original film was... not good in retrospect.
BrowneePoints: Paul, it's a B Movie MASTERPIECE
saucemaster5000: Lucifer is is vertigo, so yeah DC (sandman spinoff)
beowuuf: they had boots that let them jump. that's... about it for my memories
Mai_Andra: Lucifer is based on the DC Vertigo property. The character came out of Sandman.
TheMerricat: @Laserbeaks_Fury Yes, they actually have a cameo of the actor in one of the other series even
corpocracy: It's pretty awesome as an adult
BrowneePoints: we watched it on Ben's discord a few months ago and it is a DELIGHTFULLY good B Movie
Juliamon: I also haven't watched it since seeing it in theaters. I liked it at the time and haven't wanted to tarnish that.
CAKHost: Bowser turned into a T-Rex(?), fungus turned into a King and the princess had to stay at the other castle. The End!
Mai_Andra: The Super Mario Brothers movie ended with a teaser for an ongoing adventure. Of course, there was never a sequel.
iserguy: I really want to know what his script is!
GapFiller: for w/e inexplicable reason its hard for me to look at Bowser in any form and not see Dennis Hopper
saucemaster5000: I had the Mario Bros. movie recorded on VHS.... watched it too many times
TheMerricat: @Laserbeaks_Fury
accountmadeforants: The Mario Movie was by the directors behind Max Headroom, which explains a lot.
DirgeNovak: Illumination is a terrible studio so I have no expectations
Raiz0k: Re original Mario movie, apparently the SFX crew for Jurassic Park used effects from that for inspiration. So it's funny it's regarded as a "B Movie" in some aspects.
saucemaster5000: I love the behind the scenes stories of "Super Mario Bros." Hoskins and Leguizamo were so drunk!
GapFiller: nalvThink hmm Mario movie or Street Fighter movie
Invitare: and Kranky Kong
red_shoes_jeff: You would have to SOMEHOW not realize that Illumination is an animation studio.
TehAmelie: my context for Max Headroom is mainly the story of that legendary pirate TV broadcast. makes it fun to hear about the show
BrowneePoints: John Leguizamo was a GREAT Luigi
GapFiller: TehAmelie eyyy Horror at Fang Rock
Mai_Andra: I unironically loved the Super Mario Bros movie. The Street Fighter movie was a collection of memes loosely tied together.
RockPusher: The Despicable Me's were, fine
Juliamon: I do not get the pessimism. Illumination's better than, say, Dreamworks
beowuuf: no one's expecting the heights of sonic out of this :p
accountmadeforants: The new Mario movie needs to beat this, which is a high bar:
TehAmelie: i think the first Despicable Me works better if you just pretend that was all there was
BrowneePoints: @Juliamon ...Despicable Me is SO not better than Kung Fu Panda OR HttyD
TheMerricat: 'Hardcore' Mario fans probably want Disney level talent and an Iron Man level quality.
Juliamon: BrowneePoints HARD DISAGREE
ContingentCat: wait the mario movie isn't going to be high art??? katesWot
mitomanox: i like the fact that they're NOT making it a live action
Raiz0k: @Mai_Andra A lot of people hate the former because they were told it's bad probably.
mitomanox: i kinda like the voices
EvilBadman: @BrowneePoints It is not better than HTTYD. No way.
EvilBadman: Oh wait I read that backwards
Mai_Andra: Yeah, I didn't expect the Illumination digs. I thought D.Me and Life of Pets movies were well received. It's just that Minions are over-memed. Also, the Minions movie was boring.
DirgeNovak: Did Illumination so make Ratchet & Clank (starring friend of the show Andrew Cownden)?
EvilBadman: ^No that was rainmaker
NotCainNorAbel: It's a story of LOVE!
GrassVortex: except for the RPG ones like the early Paper Mario
Traion: Mario is a blank slate. Luigi is the one with personality
kusinohki: mario, framed for graffitti is charged to clean it all up. a 2hr film
Raiz0k: @DirgeNovak Andy was in Ratchet & Clank?!
Darleysam: the NCU is coming!
BrowneePoints: Paul, don't say that, unsay that, don't make that Monkey Paw curl
TehAmelie: the side characters are where actual writing is allowed to happen i guess
saucemaster5000: I just want Dennis Hopper references all the way through. Not references to "Mario" of course -- like Blue Velvet stuff.
DirgeNovak: @raiz0k yeah he was Drek's little robot servant
iserguy: weren't there rumors of a Netflix Zelda something?
kaivex: Now I kind of want to see a Luigi's Mansion movie.
kusinohki: and join all the movies together with Captain N, the game master
RockPusher: Imagine Zelda as a LotR style trilogy
BrowneePoints: Bananaaaaa Slamma!
keroan0: Please bring back the French Donkey Kong show XD
BlueMechanic: yeah, the inclusion of Cranky Kong implies they're going deep in the characters
Saxpython: Inject that DK Rap into my veins
Orgmastron: Yes Paaul yes!
ranknullity: We’re building up to a Nintendo cinematic universe
accountmadeforants: I believe Miyamoto was actively against Mario having any kind of story, which is why there's hardly any "new" characters anymore, too.
BrowneePoints: Oh it's BAD but that songs are SO GOOD
Raiz0k: @DirgeNovak huh
Mai_Andra: @Mai_Andra The initial distaste was that it was nothing like the games. They didn't even use Peach. I watched it years after on a 5.5in b/w tv on broadcast because I was bored, expecting it to be terrible. I've probably watched it 10 times by now...
ContingentCat: but almost all animation on TV was bad so we were used to it
Invitare: or Kirby: Right back at ya
TheMerricat: Mario is from the age where video game characters either didn't have a story or came with a comic book explaining it...
s0lesurviv0r: when's it hitting Spotify?
TehAmelie: Miyamoto still rules Mario game development with an iron fist, right?, she said hopefully
GapFiller: yrd be surprised in context 26 CD's isnt that excessive for a boxset of that caliber
GapFiller: says someone who has been around 30~50 CD boxes
Invitare: you could do a Metroid movie. Oh wait that's just Alien
beowuuf: funny, i could watch betrayal at krondor at double speed ... then again, more chill game stream at the end of the work day :p
Traion: Heather wants to yell, so yelling will be had!
Mai_Andra: Also, I default to "Daisy is my favorite Mario character" because of Samantha Mathis. >.>
accountmadeforants: @Mai_Andra Hi, I'm DAISY!
accountmadeforants: She's excellent
Saxpython: that sounds like an awesome indie game
TehAmelie: i'm still voting for Daisy Ridley as the voice of Daisy, and Ridley
Raiz0k: @Mai_Andra Yeah, unfortunately it was a victim of being pretty much the first (?) video game adaptation. The relevant generation after witnessing e.g. Uwe Boll's "creations" would probably be way more accepting of the movie in hindsight ;).
beowuuf: @TehAmelie sergeJustRight
Traion: I have a DVD drive I my PC that can do CDs. So technically I could?
Silver__Light: i still have my PS2 for cd/dvd's
TehAmelie: Street Fighter 2 the anime may have been the first, but certainly Mario carried the heavy load
LurkerSpine: Gotta get a USB drive
TheMerricat: USB CD Drives for the win :D
RockPusher: Optical media forever!
TheMerricat: @RockPusher ^^
CaptainSpam: I've got an external USB DVD drive. If I had any interest in this, I could spend the time ripping 26 or so CDs?
LurkerSpine: Snake eyes
accountmadeforants: "Triple-A", "Game"
kusinohki: snake eyes
BrowneePoints: Snake Eyes
TheMerricat: SnakeEyes
Saxpython: snakeeyes
beowuuf: snake eyes, oh yeah
saucemaster5000: boy that flopped so hard
TheMerricat: and did nto.
Saxpython: @accountmadeforants lol
Raiz0k: Speaking of which, PSA: if you have any "old" CDs, especially CD-R/DVD-R, remember they have limited longevity. Make backups.
TehAmelie: let's thank She-Ra for opening the road for shows with ridiculous character names
beowuuf: direct to theatres is the new direct to dvd :p
mitomanox: what's a dvd?
PharaohBender27: katesNo
ContingentCat: lrrAWW poor movie
TheMerricat: It wasn't about GI Joe really even, so....
LurkerSpine: It was an entertaining movie, imo
kusinohki: the trailer looked cool until they did the title drop that it was a gi joe movie
TheMerricat: GI Joe Magic Set?
Traion: @tehamelie I'll put it on the list of things to thank She-Ra for. It is a long list though
ContingentCat: So how long until GI joe MtG set?
TehAmelie: it is
Saxpython: GI MTGO
LurkerSpine: Did they not just buy a studio and slap a wotc label on it?
EvilBadman: Can't wait for WOTC to release a Magic Diablo-like game and then close it this year. Wait, they already did that.
Laserbeaks_Fury: Man, I want another High Moon TF
accountmadeforants: "Just take the two programmers working on MTG Arena, cut their salary by half and make 'em develop the game!" -Hasbro, probably
TheMerricat: They bought a studio that was essentially a 'house brand' type studio
BrowneePoints: Dark Alliance needed like a couple more months in the oven, or some patches. and BG3 is external through Larian
LurkerSpine: rah-lee
frogomb: raly
beowuuf: i mean studio X is their internal studio name that has stuck, sooooo
Eklinaar: Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina, sometimes called Raleigh-Durham because of the proximity of the nearby city Durham
Traion: The Mark Rosewater Memorial Studio or riot! Kappa
Mai_Andra: Whenever I see Fiona Shaw in something new (like Killing Eve, which was great,) it always amuses me to think she's probably used to people only knowing her from Harry Potter, but I'm just over here with "Hey, it's Lena from Super Mario Brothers!" xivGoob
EvilBadman: Epic is out of there
accountmadeforants: Did it actually end up becoming Triangle Strategy? That's hilarious.
s0lesurviv0r: @ContingentCat Secret Lair Universes Beyond GI Joe Ninjitsu set with Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and Beachhead
CAKHost: What's a good name?! *throws glass*
frogomb: it's caled the tech triangle
Laserbeaks_Fury: I could see GIJoe fitting a gatcha model
s0lesurviv0r: @ContingentCat and Jinx? was she one of the ninjas??
LurkerSpine: G.I. Joe needs to be a tacti-cool dress up game
Raiz0k: They can go all-in with the action figure aesthetic.
LurkerSpine: Its main market is collectors
Raiz0k: Yeah, exactly that.
ContingentCat: Dating sim!
frogomb: dating sim
Traion: I don't understand why you'd give GI Joe to WotC to develop. Why doesn't Hasbro just spin up their own game studio directly? They have the cash
accountmadeforants: XCom-ish, maybe?
EvilBadman: Company of Heroes stil RTS, yeah
beowuuf: gi joe should just let itself become a game mode in fortnight and be done with it :p
Saxpython: XCom!!!
Invitare: farming sim
EvilBadman: style*
Silver__Light: maybe a xcomm?
kaivex: CCG. because why not even more collecting?
ContingentCat: everyone's expecting a shooty mans of some kind, make them kiss
s0lesurviv0r: Retro "arcade action" team beat em up
saucemaster5000: I'd just make it an educational game where you almost do dangerous things then a soldier pops out of the bushes and lectures you -- that is half the batlle
Raiz0k: @beowuuf It'll happen anyway, so why not diversify in the meantime?
TheMerricat: GI Joe's main problem was it tried to be inclusive by incorporating every stereotype possible.
Traion: Pansexual Mess Party!
frogomb: lady J and Scarlet
ContingentCat: sergePrideLove that's not a problem
accountmadeforants: Mass Effect-style shooty-RPG
Saxpython: it's a new Army. we're more inclusive now
TheMerricat: There were at least two on each side.
Mai_Andra: I feel like GI Joe would end up as a gacha where you try to collect all the action figures...
TehAmelie: i challenge Wizards to make GI Joe without making Snake Eyes or Storm Shadow steal the spotlight. like don't even make them creature cards
ContingentCat: good so there can be a lesbian couple
Raiz0k: @Mai_Andra Don't give them ideas!
Laserbeaks_Fury: COBRA invested heaviliy in robots so they can get shot up
Silver__Light: character creator where you build your own joe
Saxpython: Lol
EvilBadman: Porkchop Sandwhiches
PharaohBender27: And the power of knowledge!
Laserbeaks_Fury: Give him the stick!
TheMerricat: Knowing is half the battle! The other half is not doing the stupid shit!
ContingentCat: definitly don't do both at once
s0lesurviv0r: And now we know...
Saxpython: Red Lasers, Blue Lasers, and Knowledge
LurkerSpine: Don't fly your drone near the airport
Lord_Hosk: But my doctor says I have to do drugs... and a lot of them
PharaohBender27: katesWot
EvilBadman: @Lord_Hosk hell yeah brother
Mai_Andra: Don't fly a kite when you're high as a kite!
Orgmastron: Big Fire Doggo!
ContingentCat: lrrWOW
GapFiller: that is a T H I C C plushie
mowdownjoe: Give all the pets...
TheMerricat: Measures about 27 ½ inches high and 59 inches wide
BlueMechanic: how much is that in Norweigan Krone?
TehAmelie: for 450 bucks i expect a plushie too large for one person to lift
lazy_noodle: 3,900 NK
Raiz0k: That's not a "plushie", that's "furniture".
beowuuf: i love that the Kronor value was replied on in the youtube comments
GapFiller: nalvLUL phunny story just got banned from the Pokemon Centre website (which I've never previously visited) by looking at one page
TehAmelie: yeah, furniture scale plush
TheMerricat: Item Dimensions: 23.6 x 59 x 27.5 IN
ContingentCat: more plushes need to be heated
Traion: Oh they gave the Arcanine paw pads. The best part of any dog
RockPusher: Heating element? That is cat's Kirby now!
kusinohki: depends if he just ate a cold dude or a fire dude
Loonatic93: Lizards aren't living beings?
Invitare: the outside is warm, the inside is a vold void
RebekahWSD: Kirby is terrifying
Saxpython: did he eat one of those fire hair guys
saucemaster5000: depends on what he just ate I guess
TheMerricat: I feel like Kirby is enough of a windbag that he should be realtively cool.
Saxpython: @kusinohki +1
Traion: Kirby's temperature varies based on what he ate
s0lesurviv0r: warm like something containing a black holle
ContingentCat: there's still so many
TehAmelie: life size Wailord or riot!
goombalax: lifesized wailord
Saxpython: PokGengar PokGengar PokGengar
TehAmelie: good drift, chat
ContingentCat: even the garbage ones, espeically the literal garbage ones
aiamethyst: db craftalong idea
Nathade: but we got Ditto, why would we need more?
Traion: I vote for putting them in some sort of Moonbase Kappa
Lord_Hosk: Kirby is exactly 81 degrees. I won't tell you what system of measure those degrees are in though. Could be C could be F could be K WHO KNOWS?
Invitare: Wailord isn't the largest pokemon anymore
BlueMechanic: with the new Scyther evolution in the Legends Arceus trailer we're at 901 unique species
BlueMechanic: not including alternate forms
LurkerSpine: Gyrados would be fun
CAKHost: Steelix?
helgridr: We want life-size gigantamax eevee
saucemaster5000: Eternatus is 100 meters apparently
kaivex: Wailord gets a ferryboat version.
Traion: Life-sized Wailord yacht?
Saxpython: does waillord weigh more than steelix?
TehAmelie: you could make the larger ones novelty houses for people to luve in
Invitare: Wailord is actually quite a bit smaller than a Blue Whale, and is beaten by Eternatus (by a lot) now anyway
TehAmelie: live
ContingentCat: sergeIrene
TehAmelie: usually when i spell live wrong it comes out love >_>
Silver__Light: colonal!
Traion: Brazilian fighting chicken or normal chicken?
Raiz0k: Now I'm thinking that all we have to do solve a lot of the world's problem (space, resources) is to research a Magikarp plushie with an evolution function.
LurkerSpine: male chicken
Traion: I want a 1.4m combat chicken
ContingentCat: yeah roosters are chickens
LurkerSpine: hen is female chicken
PharaohBender27: Male chicken
GapFiller: roosters are male
Raiz0k: Strictly speaking, it is.
GapFiller: hens are female
Kazman20a: rooster male hen female
Lord_Hosk: Rooster is all Males, Hen is all Females.
TheMerricat: what's a henway? :P
DeM0nFiRe: 🐔
ContingentCat: chicken terms doesn't get as specific as like horses with geldings and such
RockPusher: fugiChicken
Saxpython: Blaziken?
RockPusher: Egg! tiltyhEXTREME
Raiz0k: But not fighting chickens, because ooof.
GapFiller: we all remember the vgcats
Saxpython: PokBlaziken PokBlaziken PokBlaziken
Traion: Ah Far Cry 3 the white saviour game where you literally get your magic powers by banging the only native woman with a name
GapFiller: chickens are not to be fucked w/
red_shoes_jeff: FEAR THE CHICKEN. That's what vidja games taught me.
SK__Ren: el pollo diablo!
GapFiller: esp the Kikariko Village ones
PharaohBender27: tqsIrene
TehAmelie: what i want is an Eevee lego model that uses all of the same pieces to be rebuilt into all of its evolutions
RockPusher: Yakuza Business Chickens
Saxpython: Un Poco Loco
Kazman20a: yes and you can pet dogs in it, so it is perfect
LurkerSpine: @RockPusher I would play that game
kusinohki: @TehAmelie that sounds amazing and also impossible to do...
ContingentCat: well from what James was saying the servers certain popular streamers were on were slammed
TehAmelie: no you just have to up the scale into probabloy larger than life size
TheMerricat: tbf the problem with the servers was that everyone was trying to get onto the same server as their favorite streamers instead of moving to 'free' servers.
Lord_Hosk: They didn't want to devote the resources, because its a temporary spike.
Raiz0k: Striiiiiictly speaking, Amazon/AWS is not for load balance, they're just the biggest cloud provider.
Raiz0k: For that, you have stuff like Cloudflare.
Boon_33: load balancing was cloudflare
RockPusher: I assume the different parts of Amazon still charge eachother the same pricing
QuietJay: They have been adding servers throughout the week
TehAmelie: Netflix is owned by Amazon, remember. and Netflix at peak hours serves one third of the traffic on the Internet
Mai_Andra: It would be incredibly wasteful for an MMO to build servers based on launch day crowds. In one month, at least 70% of those players will be gone.
accountmadeforants: AWS still handles some of the complexities of scaling for load balancing, like replicating data.
EvilBadman: They do stress tests for an idea of what'll happen and somehow every game explodes past that.
TehAmelie: every notable game anyway
DeM0nFiRe: @Mai_Andra But it's AWS, they should be able to make it so they can spawn as many as they need and then remove them
goombalax: remember how Diablo 3 was unplayable for 3 days at launch
Saxpython: FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
Saxpython: Get 'em Paul
EvilBadman: @TehAmelie Pretty sure they're not
LurkerSpine: Azure is the same way
TehAmelie: but like you could "rent" servers on a short term to handle the launch traffic. unless you're Amazon who already owns the servers they would rent
LurkerSpine: the time for servers to spin up though is not quick
QuietJay: They practiced scaling down by merging servers during the beta.
DeM0nFiRe: tl;dr blame james?
Raiz0k: Is it really "depressing"? I would say it's encouraging, because, as much as the presence of Amazon looks like it's dominating more and more parts of our lives, this situation shows they are inherently *just another inefficient corp*.
TheMerricat: @TehAmelie I don't think Netflix is owned by Amazon.... Or atleast they turned down Bezos's offer back in 2019, has something happened since then?
Saxpython: !paullove
BrowneePoints: You can. The game has limited capacity on servers as well because it's based on resource gathering etc
memohx: jgf
ContingentCat: !paullove
LRRbot: It's not Paul's fault, no matter what the streamer says.
Spacecarl: I remember Ben playing launch day and showing how like 5 servers had 1000+ queues and like 20 had none. that may have changed since, but was funny
TehAmelie: oh, but don't Amazon owns some part of it? their banking system maybe?
TheMerricat: @TehAmelie Netflix uses AWS for their servers. But they don't own any part of the actual company
Mai_Andra: Yeah: James, Ben, Serge, and Funko were all playing on the same server. It's clearly sabotage.
Rockario: Even if you are an Amazin product, you need to do the server budgetting and scaling stuff yourself
Boon_33: organic problems
Raiz0k: Yeah, as it stands, a relatively tiny Icelandic firm does a better job than a Goliath of a company.
Gnyrinn: Everyone on the same server is how EVE works. They are very proud of their implementation and you can earn a friend for life by asking them for details on how they did it.
TehAmelie: honestly, CCP should sell lessons in how to run a server cluster
accountmadeforants: Amazon had plenty of capacity, it just wouldn't let people play in the same areas/servers for gameplay reasons, it seems.
Raiz0k: Hah, Great Mind Think Alike @Gnyrinn :D.
TheMerricat: @Gnyrinn they also slow time down when too many people get too close though, that works for a space game, not sure if it'd work for an RPG MMO
EvilBadman: I'd argue that a lot of people in the Operation Centers for these games would also be able to figure it out and they've been trying their best
ContingentCat: finally!
PharaohBender27: About time
Gnyrinn: @Gnyrinn That's true. A slowdown implementation in that thing would be miserable.
Spacecarl: Although the other newly announced Twitch feature is um... not sounding great.
ContingentCat: hm that doesn't sound like nearly enough
Raiz0k: @Gnyrinn For any TPS, "WoW-style" RPG that would IMO map pretty well.
Laserbeaks_Fury: one step forward
Saxpython: baby steps
ContingentCat: baby steps are better than nothing yeah
accountmadeforants: ContingentCat It mainly shows how little they were doing to start, really.
Raiz0k: @Gnyrinn Just remember you only have to slow down the "conflict areas", not the entire realm.
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TehAmelie: last i heard, Eve Online's servers were still the largest server cluster in the world. and they run that with a scheduled daily downtime pushing like 5-15 minutes. just imagine how that happens. . .
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BrowneePoints: @TehAmelie by having a super outdated game that doesn't require much maintenance?
accountmadeforants: I've had follow bots, and I don't even stream!
Laserbeaks_Fury: ^^
kusinohki: @accountmadeforants +1
LordZarano: ^
Saxpython: Mental Health is Health!
Boon_33: ++;
Raiz0k: Hear hear!
PharaohBender27: Yep. That's how a lot of harassment/violence against marginalized people functions - you only need to make everyone afraid it *could* happen to them
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Saxpython: lol
PharaohBender27: Oh right, good ol' BigFollows bot
Raiz0k: @PharaohBender27 There's a name for that: chilling effect.
Traion: But instead of dealing with the Hate Raids they gave us the option to pay to get streamers recommended which is clearly better
Lord_Hosk: It used to be unlimited, but now its 5 per email
Boon_33: twitch, so easy a toddler can typo through signup
TheMerricat: I suspect part of the problem is they want to leave the door open for non harrassment/scam related bots
kaivex: Removing bots would bring down viewer numbers and they'd need to explain that to the execs and shareholders.
TehAmelie: the main question people have right now seems to be why it took so long to put in this stuff. so it seems it's a good move, if slow
Laserbeaks_Fury: You mean like appealing to viewers to pay to promote a stream?
RebekahWSD: I don't have a phone currently due to the plan I'm on changing to a new carrier, and my number was picked to not be taken over.
ContingentCat: yikes
Traion: @laserbeaks_fury in a trial right now viewers can pay 1 dollar for a streamer to show up in 1000 people's recommendations
TheMerricat: "Twitch has unveiled a new Boost feature that lets community members pay to advertise live broadcasts across other parts of the platform. Viewers can purchase a number of "recommendations" as part of a boost, which will then push said broadcast to "highly visible parts of Twitch""
Saxpython: NotLikeThis VoteNay NotLikeThis
LurkerSpine: did that channel point promotion ever work?
Laserbeaks_Fury: I can tell you I am 98% certain every person I watch would be horrified to hear someone paid to promote their stream
eshplode: I don't understand why viewers would want to promote a streamer to random people
PharaohBender27: Right, I almost forgot about that whole "Boost" thing
beowuuf: twitch get paid in money, streamer get paid in *potential* exposure
Saxpython: Send Crack a Packs
RockPusher: The more effective way to boost the channel is by word of mouth
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TehAmelie: in an ideal world, twitch would just have enough staff to approve new users on a personal basis. or limit user creation to what they can handle. but, websites gotta automate everything to be profitable
ContingentCat: if you want you can tell your friends and get more nice people here
Traion: Instead of paying for the boost, send Paul a set of beard combs. Make him drown in combs!
Saxpython: Demonfire Genius
beowuuf: wanna stress your wonderful mods for an hour?
Laserbeaks_Fury: Twitch is really hard to find new streamers. Almost every one I come to, I find outside of Twitch
PharaohBender27: Yeah, there was one person I remember who came during Tabletop Day's time on front page who came across like a real twat
Boon_33: demonfire knows how to send a message
DeM0nFiRe: It's definitely setting up for a dynamic where the streamer is incentivised to guilt viewers into paying for this or else the streamer wont get enough viewers
TheMerricat: I feel like LRRChat is not the target audience for this sort of feature. I don't know what sort of community you'd need for it to make sense, but not LRRChat.
Athelgar: this all just feels like money laundering to me
RockPusher: Looks like ^H^H^H *is* a huge money grab
DeM0nFiRe: lrrBEEEJ
Traion: The Beej
PharaohBender27: A wild lrrBEEEJ appears!
beowuuf: it's lrrBEEEJ
RealLegitStreamer subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 29 months!
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LurkerSpine: @Laserbeaks_Fury I've had success finding people from the recommended
Saxpython: aye
TehAmelie: hi Beej
Alarah: Did Beej get a haircut?!
GapFiller: lrrBEEJ lrrSPOOP lrrBEEJ lrrSPOOP lrrBEEJ lrrSPOOP
accountmadeforants: HAIR
ContingentCat: it seems a pretty obvious cash grab for Twitch so hopefully it won't work well
kusinohki: !paullove
LRRbot: It's not Paul's fault, no matter what the streamer says.
mowdownjoe: BEEJ HAIR!
heyalexdaily: Woah! Less hair!
PharaohBender27: @Alarah Ponytail
Raiz0k: @TehAmelie Automation is not inherently bad, but the problem is that it's a technique. And as a technique is adjusted to whatever the ones deciding think is beneficial.
Sethalidos: holy crap half of Beej is missing
Lord_Hosk: Thanks for joining us Beej
ContingentCat: oh yeah I've been meaning to watch that
Laserbeaks_Fury: ohh, I honestly thought people were talking about Splatoon
PharaohBender27: Look people, lrrBEEEJ has done a ponytail thing for several streams at this point
ContingentCat: but with cookies
Saxpython: Squid3 Squid4?
Saxpython: lol
Lord_Hosk: Red light green light but if you move, you get shot
eltwitcherino: Wow! Great haircut, Beej! Looking smooth
kais58: oh so it's like Dark Mr beast
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
kusinohki: "Running Man" game show
Raiz0k: @PharaohBender27 Yeah, but not everyone participates in every single stream :).
Metric_Furlong: oh, it's like that one anime Kappa
eltwitcherino: Lol jabaited
Raiz0k: LOL @ Beej.
Rockario: there it is
nuthouse01: it's exactly like all those anime, yes
Saxpython: Beej giving the people what they want
TheMerricat: LOL Beej :D
heyalexdaily: Unleashed!
Lord_Hosk: Roblox is a terrible place
ContingentCat: katesLol
Raiz0k: Completely unsurprised.
Laserbeaks_Fury: And then the kids go outsie dan play the games they learn online
mowdownjoe: I wasn't looking. Did Beej jebait us with his hair?
Lord_Hosk: Yet another reason I am glad we checked out Roblox said, No Hoskling, you are now allowed anywere near that game.
ContingentCat: @mowdownjoe he wears it back sometimes
Saxpython: The full Dennis Miller
TheMerricat: It's beautiful either way Beej :D
goombalax: Beej you should dye your hair green so you can greenscreen it however you wan
Saxpython: @themerricat +1
RockPusher: Mane-line Beej
eshplode: I wish I could understand Roblox. It feels important to games, but I don't get it
beowuuf: russell crow: on my signal, unleash hair
Laserbeaks_Fury: Ring Around The Daisy
Laserbeaks_Fury: Tug of Conflict
Metric_Furlong: it's not a good monetisation system
Laserbeaks_Fury: Duck, Duck, Swan
Decaped: any Outer Wilds show up in the Checkpoint news?
Joalni: With the hair pulled back, I honestly thought Beej had just had a neat hair cut. But whoa! The glorious mane is still here!
ContingentCat: Epic doesn't need help being bad
JoannaTastic: The video on it by People Make Games is very interesting/concerning
Raiz0k: Heh, "great" things ;).
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
RockPusher: Beej has big Wayne's World energy right now :D
ContingentCat: Children are terrible capitalists
kusinohki: guess we shouldn't expect any Beej Jr's...
TheMerricat: @eshplode Roblox = Legos + Minecraft + Garry's Mod + Asset Flips
Saxpython: omg Pogs!
Joalni: Oof, true...
Raiz0k: @ContingentCat You've spelled "perfect" wrong ;).
Alex_Frostfire: Oh pog, pogs!
goombalax: I was the don of the pokemon black market in the 6th grade
ContingentCat: then the school bans it, and creates a black market
DeM0nFiRe: In my school they eventually said "no more pokemon cards in school" but by then we had all moved on to yu gi oh cards so we just kept bringing those lol
Fire_Summoner: Beej calling out that kid that scammed his charizard
Laserbeaks_Fury: Ever get beaned in the head by a slammer?
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jedi_master_zll: Did I miss the 3 year anniversary? Oh well.
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PharaohBender27: I remember Pogs. I collected them just because it seemed it was what all the cool kids were doing - I didn't even know how to play!
s0lesurviv0r: "hey kid, why have a card with a flower when you could have one with this cool dragon!"
Raiz0k: @eshplode +peer pressure +gatcha +...
iris_of_ether: My now-husband got his Turbo Grafx taken by his older brother in exchange for extremely grainy anime videos :P
DeM0nFiRe: LUL
Gnyrinn: That happened with me, basketball cards and my big brother's friends. I built a massive collection of coach cards that month.
PixelArtDragon: My elementary school banned trading cards because not all kids could afford expensive cards. My high school banned only playing cards, because kids were gambling.
LadyDKat: Gosh, Beej's hair looks more and more fantastic every time I tune in
Laserbeaks_Fury: Yeah, I was "sold" into some bad Magic trades when I was young
EvilBadman: What's up on FNPF tonight Kappa
TheMerricat: weren't pogs originally based on milk cap lids or something?
eshplode: @eshplode Well the first 3 are good at least...
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ContingentCat: thicc pikachu???
Raiz0k: thiccachu
Laserbeaks_Fury: I had that card when I played
ContingentCat: I'm scared to google that
Metric_Furlong: Pikacchu
Saxpython: <3 <3 <3
ShaneLeeAtk: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The LRR crew plays Magic the Gathering! This week, in-person Canadian Highlander w/ Serge and Wheeler! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PDT (1:33 from now).
PharaohBender27: Cheer300
Saxpython: @raiz0k +1
Raiz0k: :)
mowdownjoe: Actual in-person Paper Fight!
Laserbeaks_Fury: I mean I wouldn't google that phrase, but fat pikachu is wholesome
Saxpython: Kiefer <3
Alarah: This is nice, i usually catch things on youtube. Fun to see it live for once
RockPusher: Poulet
Dread_Pirate_Westley: The winner gets the title of "Premier Lands Player of the Format"
Metric_Furlong: #PowerSerge
ContingentCat: @TheMerricat thank
aesir_blade subscribed at Tier 1. They've subscribed for 77 months!
aesir_blade: you get a key for gog too so you don't even need the twitch app
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LordZarano: Seth Everman has a huge collection of Fat Pikachu cards covering a wall
kusinohki: does serge know what kind of game it is?
aesir_blade: also not an endorsement of amazon
beowuuf: to stream on his home channel :p
Saxpython: B-B-Bonus FBtouchdown
Loonatic93: Just like real life!
RockPusher: Caanaadiaan
ContingentCat: need more Us
TheMerricat: Ghostrunner is what happens if Mirrors Edge and Dishonored had a baby and it was going through it's rebellious Cyberpunk period.
kusinohki: what kind of special power will the X tile have?
Raiz0k: @TheMerricat Well I'm sold.
Loonatic93: @kusinohki The X tile is going to give it to ya!
Metric_Furlong: again?
ContingentCat: um?
Traion: Duel Links Month!
Dread_Pirate_Westley: Dual Lynx?
Alex_Frostfire: Dual lynx.
kusinohki: @Loonatic93 *claps*
Earthenone: duel links never happened before, was a fever dream
Saxpython: VoteYea VoteYea VoteYea
Traion: We are playing the weird, bad Yugioh game
ContingentCat: So excited for this new Dice Friends
Saxpython: @contingentcat FBtouchdown FBtouchdown FBtouchdown
PharaohBender27: tqsHype katesHype
Metric_Furlong: Traion how dare you talk that way about Wheelie Breakers Kappa
BrowneePoints: Y'all better treat everyone with the same respect as the LRR Cast chat
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aesir_blade: What system?
TheMerricat: I feel like Wheeler is trying to make a move on Graham and Alex's W+P stream :P
PharaohBender27: @BrowneePoints Damn right I will
Traion: @metric_furlong Wheelie Breakers is a masterpiece only surpassed by GarfKart
Metric_Furlong: apparently referencing Wheelie Breakers grants mystery subscriptions
Saxpython: lol
TheAinMAP: guyjudgeBits
DeM0nFiRe: o/ lrrHEART
TheAinMAP: Thank you for streaming.
RockPusher: lrrSHINE lunarj1Heart lrrSHINE
Saxpython: Thanks guys
ContingentCat: thanks Beej, Paul, and Heather lrrSHINE
GapFiller: thanks for streaming lrrPAUL P lrrBEEEJ B lrrHEATHER H lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lrrSHINE
beowuuf: sergeHi bye, thanks for the stream
mitomanox: lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lrrSHINE lrrSHINE
CaptainSpam: People care about what edition of D&D you play, and also about seeing your feet I guess? Twitch is weird.
TheMerricat: Chat, remember you all are awesome and beautiful, never let anyone say different. Be safe, be well, and be happy!
PharaohBender27: Thanks for the stream, lrrPAUL , lrrHEATHER and lrrBEEEJ ! lrrHEART lunarj1Heart lrrHEART
Metric_Furlong: Traion GarfKart was a heck of a thing
Alarah: Its a diverse audience CaptainSpam
Raiz0k: Thank you lrrHEATHER lrrPAUL lrrBEEEJ ! Thanks everyone!
Earthenone: i booted up duel links yesterday in "preparation" for this months is this your card :)
CAKHost: Thanks for the stream!
LunarJade: lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart lunarj1Heart
ContingentCat: oh I did an experiment with my cookies putting them in a mini muffin tin, if you're someone who likes the soft middle bit of cookies best it works great.
beowuuf: lunarj1Heart
Metric_Furlong: Earthenone have they added the extremely popular, not at all controversial pendulum summoning mechanic yet?
Saxpython: The Star Wars Visions ad is really hype
Earthenone: they just did yeah metric
mitomanox: lrrSHINE lrrPAUL lrrBEEEJ lrrHEATHER lrrSHINE
Metric_Furlong: Earthenone ah, yeah thought that was planned for this year
GapFiller: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Friday Night Paper Fight (The LRR crew plays Magic the Gathering! This week, in-person Canadian Highlander w/ Serge and Wheeler! Game: Magic: The Gathering) at Fri 05:00 PM PDT (1:23 from now).
Metric_Furlong: (I haven't really followed Duel Links much lately)
Earthenone: made it easy for me going back though, knew i dident want any of the new cards so i could keep investing packs into my shark deck
Metric_Furlong: fair
Metric_Furlong: I dabbled back in it a bit earlier in the year, and honestly the meta seemed fairly... good?
Metric_Furlong: (although the last time I played before than was 2018 aka Oops, All Fur Hire decks)
Earthenone: i missed that era
Metric_Furlong: it was bad
Earthenone: i havent had any experiance with the current meta, though im told right before this banlist onomotopia and harpies were the top decks
Metric_Furlong: yeah, them plus some others
Metric_Furlong: I want to say Thunder Dragons?
Earthenone: sounds right
Metric_Furlong: and Resonators
Earthenone: i know resonators from the tcg/anime, i never thought there were enough of them to be a deck though i guess duel links has a smaler deck size
Metric_Furlong: quite possible
Metric_Furlong: despite having gone through a fair amount of the YGO cardpool (for reasons that might possibly become apparent at DB) I wouldn't really claim all that much expertise about the game and state thereof
Metric_Furlong: (was never particularly into the anime/manga so, limited investment)