BlightningHelix: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Play it Forward (Ian takes over Play it Foward and he's checking out Shenmue 3. Game: Shenmue 3) at Sun 01:00 PM PST (10m from now).
DarkMorford: Whoo, time for the all-Ian extravaganza!
SnackPak_: It's the afLRRnoon of Ian
DarkMorford: lrrSIGNAL
SnivianMoon: lrrSIGNAL We've got Chobu Sign! It's time for more Shenmue III! lrrSIGNAL
accountmadeforants: Did Ian collect all the Chobus yet and get the Wish-Chobu to return Ryo's dad from the dead?
LRRTwitter: @loadingreadyrun> Fourteen hours later Ian's back with more Shenmue III on Play it Forward. | Right now! | 📷 ||
SnivianMoon: @accountmadeforants Unfortunately I think we're currently in a filler arc.
thetoastmonster: from a distant land across the sea....
Carlioo: Will Ryu get anything done today?
Sarah_Serinde: Woo made it back just in time
Squalm: Why am I being narrated at from beyond the ‘Going Online’ screen
SnivianMoon: Greetings, Ian!
Sarah_Serinde: There we go :D
VTMonster: Lucky Hit only stream?
Squalm: There we go...
Sarah_Serinde: There are so many chobus left to find
SniperPumpkin: woo, shemue time :)
FireBasilisk53: forklift stream
DarkMorford: nyow-woo
SnivianMoon: Oh, Niaowu is the name of the town, I believe.
SnivianMoon: Ooooh, if we snag an Emerald P, that's a cool 1050 yuan.
Juliamon: Damn, wrong emerald
accountmadeforants: Collecting the Chaos Emeralds, Dr. Robotnik?
Juliamon: Now it's just taunting us
SnivianMoon: Where's that damned fifth Emerald P?
Sarah_Serinde: Oh dear
accountmadeforants: Hopefully before they "fix" the CGI.
Eklinaar: I thought you were in Cats
SnivianMoon: [Meowing intensifies]
Sarah_Serinde: katesLurk katesHug2 katesGift
Juliamon: Don't pet stray cats. Only pet your box cat.
thetoastmonster: @accountmadeforants fix what?
SSnakeAce: I only tuned in to this Shenmue stream for the first time yesterday, but am so glad for more.
Carlioo: how do you mess up a movie release so bad
Pantsravaganza: lrrSPOOP_TK
Laogeodritt: Helloooo, Ian and chat!
Laogeodritt: Ian, I'm just getting to the fudge tastings on the LRL VOD and I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turned out. =V
FireBasilisk53: nope I was wrong
Saulens181: Cats really got good when they redid the whole world for the 2.0 update
FireBasilisk53: it was earth all along
FireBasilisk53: guess you really made an herb outta me
Sarah_Serinde: Lao you're in for a real experience in the last LRL segment :D
PinkfloydYES: so I just got my L2 endorsement so I can try to become a L1 Judge
SnivianMoon: Holy heck.
SnackPak_: A+ game
Sarah_Serinde: lrrWOW ysbrydPunjail
SnivianMoon: That is a STRONG pitch.
Laogeodritt: excuse me as I die laughing at that line
Sarah_Serinde: Also I want dim sum :P
thetoastmonster: A man who never eats pork buns, is never a whole man!
Laogeodritt: All roads lead to the river in Niaowu, apparently.
SnivianMoon: Oh, just a note: New Paradise is the region where we saw the big gambling establishment. It's near the Hamburger shop, at that junction.
asddsa28: who is she and how dos she konw who he is
FireBasilisk53: I think she likes you
birbwizard: coke partnered with twitch commercial......why you advertise yourself twitch
Laogeodritt: @asddsa28 She attacked us last stream.
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: all roads in Niaowu are vendor avenue
asddsa28: o i missed that one
DarkMorford: It was really neat seeing your different takes on fudge last night. I've got a recipe that's never failed, but it's kinda cheaty. Not sure if there's an official definition of "fudge." :P
thetoastmonster: delicious carbs
SniperPumpkin: 'one of those Bailu women' is my new favorite euphemism
asddsa28: thats what you took away
SnivianMoon: We got so much Crow Dipper now.
sing_o_muse: One thing we do agree on is that we nevre want to see another cat anus
asddsa28: not the cat thing never do that agin
birbwizard: "we have many opinions"- twitch chat
SquareDotCube: I'm pretty sure if Kathleen wanted less texture she should have used powdered sugar since it's finer
birbwizard: @sing_o_muse I disagree
birbwizard: Kappa
Laogeodritt: Ian: I haven't made fudge but I've experimented with hard toffees, caramels and candies. I was very concerned at some of the sugar-cooking that was going on. XD
accountmadeforants: Maybe this guy have a live Chobu?
accountmadeforants: *has
sing_o_muse: uhhhh
samwonk: Nope.
birbwizard: oh did you hear apparently the parthenon is not actually called the parthenon? apparently we have been calling the wrong thing for a long time the real name is hard to say so I see why but still kinda mind blowing.
Graved: She's a chobu alright
SnivianMoon: This place actually charges you to use the dummies.
sing_o_muse: sir, what is wrong with your face?
SnivianMoon: There are places to get all of this stuff for free.
DarkMorford: My recipe is basically melt chocolate chips, add condensed milk, a pinch of salt, and some vanilla or other flavoring, then put it in the pan and fridge it. It's cheating, but it's darn near foolproof. :D
SnivianMoon: Psst, hey kid, wanna horse dance? The first dance is free.
JohnLockeCole: Hello Friends
SnackPak_: Free horse dances!
birbwizard: yes it does ian
JohnLockeCole: Does paying money give you better training
accountmadeforants: Paying money just means you train with less weight.
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SquareDotCube: semi-random thought, a gong should be the new trend in doorbell chimes
Carlioo: I tried making fudge today and it ended up way too soft
birbwizard: how many lady friends do you have?
Juliamon: accountmadeforants We saw her outside yesterday
asddsa28: now i have that song in my head
BlightningHelix: We encountered her out in the town at some point
JohnLockeCole: wiait what, is actual story actually happening?
DarkMorford: I love how it takes us like half an hour in-game to run across town, but as soon as it hits 9:00 we instantly zap back to the hotel. Why can't we teleport all day? :P
accountmadeforants: Oh dang, that's neat.
SnivianMoon: @DarkMorford Now that you mention it, we haven't really been given fast travel options in Naiowu, like we did in Bailu.
SSnakeAce: What happens if you don't have enough money for the room?
birbwizard: @ssnakeace death Kappa
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birbwizard: @ssnakeace maybe dishonor
SSnakeAce: Sounds about right
SnivianMoon: Ryo has no time for romance. Only revenge. And gacha. And chobu. And forklifts.
FireBasilisk53: back
SnivianMoon: I bet SIDE
BlightningHelix: Side
asddsa28: left side
Juliamon: Side is the safe bet
Mox_Hagdorm: side
Carlioo: SIDE
SnivianMoon: Dinger!
DanielJGrouse: he should be recounting his adventures as they really happened "today I found seven Chobu-chans" "but my father, Ryo!"
Mox_Hagdorm: Well now
asddsa28: maybe next time
SnivianMoon: The ultimate Chobu hunt!
SquareDotCube: I was going to guess absolute mess but it was too late
SnivianMoon: Ghost soda!
BlightningHelix: I just realized, is Ryo sleeping in his jeans?
BlightningHelix: That can't be comfortable.
DarkMorford: Hey, as long as there's a black stripe on either side of the yellow, red snakes are nothing to worry about. Kappa
birbwizard: ian you dont check the bottom of apples for spiders!? how can you not?!
FireBasilisk53: I sleep in jeans
SquareDotCube: Well, easy gift for either then: pajamas
SnivianMoon: lrrHORN
asddsa28: they get a lot out of the same cute seen
DarkMorford: "But Ryo, you just said to stay *away* from suspicious-looking people. Why would I come find you?"
Mangledpixel: boop
SquareDotCube: oh, they're all voxel vehicles
asddsa28: aww
SniperPumpkin: Ryo, your sense of what is interesting needs calibration
birbwizard: waifu: be careful! shenmue: huh? oh yes watch out for red snakes then come find me. waifu: >(
accountmadeforants: Ryo is nothing if not positive.
asddsa28: what are we looking for
Ivannorr: Does this set even have a bus?
SnivianMoon: Changed my mind...
Laogeodritt: So how many truck girlfriends did we get today?
SquareDotCube: enough jeeps to transport an army though
Mangledpixel: they tend to weight the probabilities to gain that exact condition: only needing 1 to complete a set
accountmadeforants: Part of me feels as though this was supposed to be the old man's job, and he's just subcontracting Ryo.
Zappeljakob: That Moment when you swing the Axe so hard, it echoes
TehAmelie: you can tell this is set in the past because you can walk in from the street and say "give me a job" and get "of course, young man"
Mox_Hagdorm: Man, Ryo's a wood chopping machine!
Crumpler64: This is the way
Lanthess: Every time I tune into this stream it's just chopping wood.
SquareDotCube: uh huh uh huh I like it?
VTMonster: Ian needs his own personal hype man
RvLeshrac: TehAmelie: The worst part of talking to old people about work, they think you can just walk into any business and go "I need a job" and immediately be hired.
SnivianMoon: It's not fish money, but it's honest work.
FireBasilisk53: meanwhile the plot
SquareDotCube: But how was her DJ?
accountmadeforants: Was her Kung fu bad, or was it Bad Kung fu?
TehAmelie: exactly
birbwizard: @rvleshrac paperwork important very dangerous do job with no paperwork (sorry in advance)
SnivianMoon: That ball went on a JOURNEY.
Carlioo: physics!
SnivianMoon: Kiss that egg
SquareDotCube: I don't think that ball has mass
Juliamon: You just got 'git gud'ed by an old man
asddsa28: yess you are right
accountmadeforants: Oh, you crossed the stairs to funky music
birbwizard: um that's not- I mean- nevermind.
accountmadeforants: Aaaand that was it for funky music.
SnivianMoon: You want to head right a little sooner, this is just the walkway to the cafe.
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accountmadeforants: Do a hit!
TehAmelie: a quick hit of YOUR FACE
Laogeodritt: > Mr. Xu
Laogeodritt: > Mr. Hsu
SnivianMoon: Oh! That actually triggered the plot.
Laogeodritt: Subtitles why
TehAmelie: i mean she's going to kick your face. cause she's Chun Li
JohnLockeCole: Merry to you too rocketjohn
rocketjohn: a MERRY to everyone.
Juliamon: It's sundown here, so Happy Chanukah
TehAmelie: merry happy!
SnivianMoon: The Shenmue map tends to be the nearest person you can badger.
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: M E R R Y
SnivianMoon: Merry to all!
TehAmelie: oh, merry chanukah
Oatway_: happy solstice
BlightningHelix: Happy Winter to all
SnivianMoon: Blossom Road is back the other way (Sorry to be a pest!)
SnivianMoon: It's back that way you came, past the Tomato store and all the tables outside.
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: 100% real version right there
accountmadeforants: HahaBaby
TehAmelie: if you look at the art too hard, you have to by it
SquareDotCube: "What if anime drew Mona Lisa"
SnivianMoon: Naiowu is surprisingly huge compared to what Bailu was. The fortunate thing is that I think some of the shortcuts will open soon.
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: My bet is that's a loading zone
SquareDotCube: Raining on a... "sunny" day
Oatway_: 110% @NarwhalsInATrenchcoat
Laogeodritt: Such enthusiasm!
SnivianMoon: 25 you bust.
accountmadeforants: Want a hit, lady?
VTMonster: fish like it when it rains
SnivianMoon: Huzzah! Faffin' about simulator, Activate!
JohnLockeCole: Fishing in a mountain stream sounds like a good time
TehAmelie: probably the fish get bolder thinking they can't be seen from above when it rains
asddsa28: goodo boyss
SnivianMoon: Doge Gacha!
Oatway_: hidden dogs? they must be high quality!
Mangledpixel: the secret Forbidden Gatcha
asddsa28: good dogy
accountmadeforants: 1 down, 100 more to go!
r10pez10: is this where clues hang out
TehAmelie: there should be a secret cheevo for 101 dalmatians imo
BlightningHelix: Real question: Who just puts a machine like that totally out of sight?
TehAmelie: it would appeal to people hunting for hidden treasure
niccus: ?????
accountmadeforants: Hey
SnivianMoon: Real Human Conversations.
accountmadeforants: Heh
Wrexadecimal: Did he forget to fight?
asddsa28: immm
SnivianMoon: You have to step inside that store and hear the music. It's not amazing, but it's just such a change.
Oatway_: we qin hero now, son
Wrexadecimal: enigmaLUL enigmaLUL enigmaLUL
TehAmelie: if i saw a man offering to show me his hottest instruments i'd run
r10pez10: welcome to rhythm cafe
accountmadeforants: LUL
SnivianMoon: Check the name of the store!
asddsa28: were is there chobu
r10pez10: give her a guitar
Mox_Hagdorm: Ok, f-holes and a center sound hole on the same instrument? Please.
accountmadeforants: Ran outta energy over the course of twelve seconds.
SquareDotCube: watch it be a practice violin
SnivianMoon: Real Human Romance Simulator!
TehAmelie: suddenly we're in second grade
r10pez10: are these weapons?
accountmadeforants: "Hello, I am a total stranger and real human being. What present would you like from the man next door so you can become a Human Couple?"
asddsa28: this girl never been on a date
TheMoatman: Smooth, Ryo
TehAmelie: i was in first grade at this time and then it was cool to have your friends ask someone you liked for what we called "a chance"
DanielJGrouse: I mean, for this world? that was extremely smooth, everyone talks like an alien
asddsa28: is that not a game
SnivianMoon: I love the subtle nods to previous Sega franchises.
Sarah_Serinde: slytqFacepalm
Stoffern: Flowers of Rage!
r10pez10: turns out the cafe lady likes people who do things for themselves
daft_naft: FETCH QUEST AWAY!!!!!!
TehAmelie: brand new models AND the latest models?
TehAmelie: why not give the girl a guitar
DanielJGrouse: just steal one of the potted plants
SquareDotCube: this is probably the thing where what type of flowers also matter
DanielJGrouse: or give him a ground citrus
TehAmelie: do you have licorice plants left? those are good presents
SnivianMoon: Hello I am a real human being who desires flowers for romance. Please transfer to me your most romantic blooming plants.
SnivianMoon: Ha ha! Cookies on Dowels....
TehAmelie: a fruit basket, very casual
Sarah_Serinde: katesLurk
r10pez10: i guess it's kind of refreshing that not everyone is hitting on us
Mangledpixel: not stiff, stuffed
TehAmelie: she has no flowering plants at all. is it the dead season?
Laogeodritt: Is it just me or does everyone in Niaowu double greet you?
angryoptimist: Fishing, I say!
Ivannorr: Sir what does my Jacket say, of course I love fishing
Mangledpixel: fish, a fish, a fishy-ooh
TehAmelie: waiting, like a fisherman with his lure
DarkMorford: Tournament Arc!
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: alot of these characters are very single-minded
asddsa28: yesss
SnivianMoon: IS IT A JACKET?
Sarah_Serinde: Sidequests and more sidequests!
DarkMorford: What day is it, old man?
TehAmelie: i think everyone is living in their own world that's entirely built around their trade in the manner of Pokemon
Laogeodritt: Ahahaha, Ian. Yes, this game is totally realtime. You've been streaming for DAYS.
angryoptimist: !updog
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DarkMorford: He didn't tell us what day the tournament was!
DanielJGrouse: we need smartwatch apps that tie into games like this
TehAmelie: are you the fishing police?
TehAmelie: or just the fun police?
accountmadeforants: Thanks for your life story, friend
Mangledpixel: DarkMorford it will be whenever we visit him early enough
Sarah_Serinde: This is a real conversation between humans
accountmadeforants: He'll throw out your back!
BlightningHelix: Maybe he just meant he's not fishing today
birbwizard: I fish anyway.
Sarah_Serinde: Humans who are listening to what the other person is saying
vanguard1112: What do you do in this game?
BahamutZER0: look for chobu
Mangledpixel: vanguard1112 many, many things
TehAmelie: a moderatly big boy!
r10pez10: we advance the plot!
DanielJGrouse: procrastinate searching for a kidnapped man
BlightningHelix: We do everything but get revenge
accountmadeforants: And only when it's not raining, probably.
TehAmelie: that's horse stance, not dance, sadly
SquareDotCube: I'll wait for that "how?!>" moment of getting a tuna
rocketjohn: Are you going for a 100% run?
angryoptimist: Everyone tells me that carp are edible and that's the nicest thing you can say about eating them.
DarkMorford: angryoptimist That's been my experience with them. Terrible table fish.
TehAmelie: just in case anyone got confused
r10pez10: i was totally hearing it as horse dance
asddsa28: aww
asddsa28: 'i what to see that
SnivianMoon: Oh my GOD. I can't even IMAGINE someone trying to run a 100% with this game. The gachas alone would be a nightmare.
SquareDotCube: Would a cat eat a carp?
DanielJGrouse: carp is the traditional Christmas meal here and I'd say it's only technically edible
angryoptimist: @DarkMorford I love the "Carp Surprise" recipe's description text (from Stardew): "It's so oily".
Mangledpixel: some cats'll eat anything
r10pez10: howlongtobeat has Shenmue III at about 50 hours
r10pez10: *100%
accountmadeforants: I wonder if that mountain stream was a better fishing spot.
Mangledpixel: that's probably using a guide though
DarkMorford: Personally I like small-to-medium panfish like walleye or yellow perch. But that comes from growing up fishing in the Dakotas and Minnesota.
SnivianMoon: I'm nowhere near 100% on my current playthrough, and I'm at 37 h.
r10pez10: the fish had to go home because it's almost their 9pm
DanielJGrouse: they're currently playing face off
Mangledpixel: their fish-Shenwas are waiting for them
TehAmelie: in fish standard time
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Mangledpixel *shenhua
angryoptimist: I'm not a big fish person, but I liked tilapia and appear to like cod.
WalrusOntheCourt: Did he catch a dophin?
Mangledpixel: ah, ty NarwhalsInATrenchcoat
WalrusOntheCourt: It is a Japanese game...
TehAmelie: so much water, so little fish
SnivianMoon: This is admittedly a pretty poor collection of fishes.
r10pez10: ha
accountmadeforants: angryoptimist Tilapia is p. good, yeah.
DanielJGrouse: finding places to fish is half the fun Ian
WalrusOntheCourt: Shark!!!
angryoptimist: Fishing right through the rocks.
angryoptimist: Finally not a carp!
DarkMorford: Now *that's* dinner.
WalrusOntheCourt: But about .7kg is just pure mercury...
SnivianMoon: Oh, if we keep fishing, we should try that place behind the Save Shenmue hall!
aWabbajack: I see it's time to fish
SnivianMoon: We saw it last night, I think. Where Shenhau was above the pool on the deck by herself.
Laurreth: that's CARP
SquareDotCube: mmm, crab...
angryoptimist: We're in China during the big commercial ramp up--we're probably already 70% mercury and contaminants by weight.
r10pez10: interesting that you straight-up need a licence to fish there
asddsa28: stop i want to think that was a fever dream and not a thing i saw in real life
TheMoatman: Is it actually hard to get a license in Canada? It’s just a form and the it’s automatic over here
TheMoatman: *then
angryoptimist: 1987 China had the special economic zones, didn't it?
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: damaging other resources? that doesn't sound like us
VTMonster: the kind of fishing my dad did involved much more beer than catching fish
SnivianMoon: I am 100% here for a discussion of nuclear power.
APODionysus: Yoooo
WalrusOntheCourt: It makes sense - 1987 China with Captain Planet!
rocketjohn: Tell it to the Swiss, Ian. They are busily shutting down all their nuclear stations.
Mangledpixel: fun fact: the very first driving licenses were the same, just pay, no test. They were mostly a way to tax the new fad of driving, as well as gatekeep it from poorer people.
Laogeodritt: how appropriate, I'm working on my nuclear power layout in Factorio right now!
APODionysus: I’m off work! And have off alllll the way till Thursday!
Laogeodritt: See ya, APODionysus. Have fun at work! Or if you're in retail, don't die!
SquareDotCube: Usually if you recreationally catch and release fish you usually don't have a problem, just clean up after yourself once you're done
angryoptimist: Carp is an anagram of Crap: coincidence?!?!
Laogeodritt: wait a second
APODionysus: Wait no
Laogeodritt: off work, not off TO work.
Izandai: @Mangledpixel Wouldn't the cost of a car do that second thing all on its own?
APODionysus: Yes
APODionysus: I’m off now. Done.
angryoptimist: Welcome back APODionysus! Kappa
TheMoatman: The secret of fishing, golf, and baseball is that they’re all primarily about drinking with your friends rather than the actual thing
Laogeodritt: I'm glad I'm not the only one who misread. XD
r10pez10: you took too much damage
Mangledpixel: Izandai yes, this just made it only for the very wealthy
Oatway_: pourque no los dos
SnivianMoon: Oh no, is this the red mist?
SquareDotCube: I blame the pollution
Sarah_Serinde: I'm working from home the next two day sand hoping it'll be very uneventful, since most people will be on vacation already...
Driosenth: : pourque no los dos
WalrusOntheCourt: Crucian Carp? is that a fish so unfortunate that it has been the subject of a forbidden Harry Potter curse?
angryoptimist: Fishing Damage
oakentree: suddenly: we're in deadly premonition
Sarah_Serinde: Then I go home for Christmas Eve and make pierogies with family :3
asddsa28: i start work tomorrow
asddsa28: XD
AzureShok: Not my game, but it has been a blast watching Ian play this
APODionysus: Oh if any chat peoples are curious: I picked up SuperGiants new game Hades. It’s EXCELLENT
Laogeodritt: @Sarah_Serinde Yay pierogi! I should make pierogi.
Sarah_Serinde: Thanks!
TehAmelie: maybe a little Chernobyl fallout. it would be the time, if not the place
r10pez10: SUPER
BlightningHelix: I looked away, why is the world red?
Sarah_Serinde: Today's is Little Inferno
DanielJGrouse: today's Little Inferno
angryoptimist: HOT
Sarah_Serinde: I have that from a very old Humble Bundle
TehAmelie: today's game is Little Inferno, whatever that is
APODionysus: Are you wearing a gel over your face?
Wolfstrike_NL: Link, the bloodmoon rises once again.
Izandai: Shenmue Man has the Blood Mist.
Mangledpixel: Little Inferno is a weird sandbox type game about burning things in a fireplace
Mox_Hagdorm: Looks weird. Just got it :P
APODionysus: That’s my guess. Gel over face
asddsa28: you burn thigns in a fire plcae
TehAmelie: i'm gonna guess tomorrow brings Ape Out
ZealousCrow: I'm a little late asking this but what's the deal with Play it Forward? There's no blurb for it.
DanielJGrouse: Little Inferno is an interesting short game criticising bad games industry practices (made by three former EA employees)
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Its a cute little game where you burn things in your fireplace
DanielJGrouse: it came out in 2012
WalrusOntheCourt: The screen only appears red if the Chinese government is actively tracking your connection
Sarah_Serinde: TehAmelie Yeah that's my guess
Driosenth: I always wanted to go fishing and using a potato gun to launch the lure really far out
SnivianMoon: I wonder if there's a time limit on the fishing.
SnivianMoon: Woah, it is really raining now.
angryoptimist: It's not all carp, at least.
WalrusOntheCourt: He seemed genuinely happy! I like that!
Mangledpixel: 228 yuan in 1987 is about CAD$104.88 in 2019
SnivianMoon: This is a quick way back to the hotel, but it hasn't opened yet.
Mangledpixel: if my calculations are correct
DanielJGrouse: "I still don't know where your father is, but I did catch some fish"
SnivianMoon: It should open soon. Similarly, the door between Blossom road and Senary road should open, too.
WalrusOntheCourt: Martial law
TehAmelie: Shenhua is going to rescue us after we stumble around lost for three hours
APODionysus: Short barricade , the video game protagonist’s greatest weakness
angryoptimist: I imagine it's a little tricky with the yuan because the government fixes the value--which only sorta doesn't work.
nemryn: An it's not even blocking anything off!
SnivianMoon: Short barricade is almost as notorious as 'slightly modest bush'
ZealousCrow: APODionysus Supergiant are great. I haven't played any of their games all the way through since Bastion, but everything they put out is good. And Bastion is probably in my top 5 games of all time.
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: My head canon is that Shenhua calls the hospital whenever we don't return before 9.
Izandai: Wait is this China?
angryoptimist: I think it's only recently that China's let it float a certain amount?
WalrusOntheCourt: Is that a really colorful Italy on the back of your character's jacket? and why?
BlightningHelix: It's a fish
angryoptimist: Yep, it's China, Izandai
APODionysus: @zealouscrow same on Bastion. They are one of my favorite Devs. And Hades is phenominal
nemryn: It's a rainbow fish jacket we won in the fishing mini-game!
SnivianMoon: It's a Rainbow Fish. Because LOVE FISH.
WalrusOntheCourt: Oh! Thanks!
DanielJGrouse: "you'll recognise him, he has the sweetest jacket in town, he loves to fish"
Izandai: @angryoptimist Huh. For some reason I've been assuming all this time that these games are set in Japan.
Mangledpixel: Izandai the first one was
Sarah_Serinde: Izandai Ryo is Japanese and the story started in Japan. It's been in China for a while now
TehAmelie: the "actually i have a question" line always sounds like he has a frog in his mouth
angryoptimist: @Izandai Well, they started there--but Ryo's doing a bit of minor globe-trotting for the whole REVENGE business.
Izandai: Ah, good, I have an excuse for my ignorance.
TehAmelie: yeah maybe they only recorded one take, but why that one
rocketjohn: i smell a timed mission
Sarah_Serinde: The random shopkeep we just meant who wants us to do his work for him is not worth this much trouble
Laogeodritt: Serial fetch quests yay?
Driosenth: lady you SELL flowers, you should know how to get these flowers
TehAmelie: i know where we could get a whole field of sunflowers. . .
ZealousCrow: Hopefully it's not too late at night to search for flowers
SnivianMoon: Running to places! Running to other places! Running back to the places you just were! And Lucky Hit! It's SHENMUE
BlightningHelix: "Okay. So I'm in the market of selling flowers. Let me tell you how to get flowers nicer than anything I have for free. This is a sustainable and well though out business model."
angryoptimist: In Yakuza they lampshade it at least.
Carlioo: oh man, fetch quests! my favorite gameplay style!
oakentree: these flowers grow all over town on their own... but she, a flower shop keeper, is unable to raise them
therisingtithes_: who is the flower for?
Mangledpixel: eat some shumai we've had in our back jeans pocket for goodness knows how long
SnivianMoon: Thanks for the tip lady. Now we never need your services again! Sucker.
BlightningHelix: @therisingtithes_ a shop keeper we're helping for no real reason.
angryoptimist: Pocket food! Sha sha sha!
Izandai: I wish I could catch my breath by eating food.
DanielJGrouse: so the flowers wilt super fast, right? what a great and romantic gift
r10pez10: CCRyo
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: The song bit for LRL was hillarious, your singing reminded me of it
Driosenth: There is a jarring stutter in Ryo's gate whenever he hits a the first step of a staircase.
Sarah_Serinde: Yes you should
BahamutZER0: oh man
accountmadeforants: Our favourite thing!
oakentree: i always find when talking to someone i face away from them and talk to them over my shoulder
SquareDotCube: but where is the warehouse?
SnivianMoon: Secret Fishing! Secret Fishing.....
accountmadeforants: Next he'll tell us where all the Chobus are!
BahamutZER0: no one man knows the location of every chobu
TehAmelie: a rocky reef. . .isn't that all reefs?
nemryn: FYI, if you talk to this guy without the flower, Ryo says he doesn't have one, and then the guy just gives up and you fail the quest
angryoptimist: Now only does he have BRAND NEW models, he also has the LATEST ones!
DanielJGrouse: fish a Chobu at every fishing spot
r10pez10: are you related to the sofa king
Sarah_Serinde: oh dear :D
accountmadeforants: Won't let anyone call me a widow????
Driosenth: Come on down to King Eddies Discount Furniture
TheNerdWonder: so when does this turn into a dating game?
WalrusOntheCourt: Nope. Furniture pauper
accountmadeforants: That child is filthy and can't be allowed to drag mud across the sofa, I reckon.
TehAmelie: Ryo seems like someone who would have grandchildren, but no children
DarkMorford: If this was an old-school Sierra game, there'd be a secret timer on those flowers so you had to drop them off quickly after picking or they'd wilt and you have to do it again.
SnivianMoon: Time for Lucky Hit!
SnivianMoon: Let's play a game of Lucky hit.
angryoptimist: Roll it on top?
FireBasilisk53: Meow!!
nemryn: A game of Lucky Hit can't hurt
Carlioo: ryu says lucky hit with such contempt...
Pal_Friendpatine: I’m excited for secret fishing spot
niccus: when are we getting the twitch plugin that lets us play lucky hit with channel points
r10pez10: meowww
Wrexadecimal: TTSF project?
DarkMorford: @niccus Dammit, don't give me ideas. I've got enough programming stuff on my plate already. Kappa
SnivianMoon: Oh wow. That would be an awesome TTSF project!
Laogeodritt: What artwork would you use for the background, Ian?
FireBasilisk53: Meow!!
DanielJGrouse: TTSF project that turns into a LRL segment
TehAmelie: i think it'll take practice to build one that can't be gamed
WalrusOntheCourt: He looks trustworthy...
SquareDotCube: With Ian, I can only imagine it being a RX-78 drawn in traditional woodcut
WalrusOntheCourt: Maybe it's just the lice in that guys beard, but I say he's quite trusthworthy.
endstepexarch: hoi chat butts KonCha
Laurreth: use MtG playmats as backdrop :-D
angryoptimist: Do something funny and upsetting for the backdrop. Put Cat Ass Tho as the backdrop.
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FireBasilisk53: man, that time tho
FireBasilisk53: gotta head back
nemryn: Use a Portal 3 Kingdoms card
BahamutZER0: I also heard about a sweet fishing spot
DanielJGrouse: a picture of Beej losing at Lucky Hit
WalrusOntheCourt: She wants to be a Furniture princess...I can tell...
FireBasilisk53: man that poor cat, being outside on a night like this
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: You can't just leave on that!
r10pez10: scissors!
oakentree: mm, butter smoothe dialogue
SnivianMoon: If you were to make a custom Lucky Hit board, I feel like an awesome art choice would be something from Battle Construction Vehicles.
angryoptimist: Human Conversations
accountmadeforants: What happens if you just hang out in the lobby until the sun comes up?
angryoptimist: Cho Aniki backdrop.
SnivianMoon: @accountmadeforants I think at 11 it forces you to stare at your bed until you sleep or save.
BlightningHelix: Side.
FireBasilisk53: back
asddsa28: back
SnivianMoon: SIDE
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: front
accountmadeforants: Front
TehAmelie: HEAD
Bakufreak: Side
Driosenth: none
Mox_Hagdorm: back!
DiceHoarder: back
r10pez10: this is very weird
Ivannorr: back
Driosenth: she isn't there
Zebunisher: she levitates
angryoptimist: Spinning like a top on the bed
DanielJGrouse: not sleeping, waiting for us
maintainpriority: face down
BlightningHelix: Staring at you as you look around the corner.
ZealousCrow: punch kick chop
Driosenth: face off
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Nailed it
SnivianMoon: Dinger!
accountmadeforants: Gottem
Laogeodritt: Not creepy at all, Ryo.
FireBasilisk53: also you are soaked, don't sleep in those clothes
r10pez10: !uptime
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ZealousCrow: Can anyone explain Play it Forward to me?
ZealousCrow: There's no blurb for it
ky0dar: One person sits down with a game. Plays it.
angryoptimist: Someone plays a game to completion over a series of streams.
TehAmelie: the gang takes turns playing through whole games they like
ky0dar: All the way through.
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DoodlestheGreat: It's a program where one member of the gang plays a game that can't be finished in just one or two sessions.
TehAmelie: hey remember when Santa Claus fought Hulk with a crowbar?
ky0dar: So, just to confirm.
angryoptimist: @TehAmelie I just saw the Fact Fiend on Marvel Santa a couple days ago.
ky0dar: I have not missed Cam and Ian yes?
angryoptimist: @TehAmelie Santa would whup Hulk's ass.
Mox_Hagdorm: Is...Santa the villian??
TehAmelie: i assume
ky0dar: The world is round and I get confused by how time works sometimes.
ZealousCrow: Okay thanks!
r10pez10: no i don't think Cam and Ian has happened yet
TehAmelie: from Hulk's point of view, anyone who stops him smashing is the villain
DoodlestheGreat: It hasn't.
angryoptimist: @TehAmelie He's the strongest mutant ever detected, and an incredibly strong reality warper.
Mox_Hagdorm: Fair @TehAmelie
r10pez10: play it forward, then rhythm cafe, then AVC&ICS
ky0dar: The many Play It forwards in a week throw me off.
angryoptimist: Not sure how Santa would fare against the Marquis of Death, though.
angryoptimist: (Comics are superdumb.)
ky0dar: I'm in summer mode atm.
ky0dar: One channel is marathonning Smallville season 1 atm.
ky0dar: time has blurred into a shapless morass
r10pez10: scissors!
SnivianMoon: The threest of Shenmues.
ky0dar: Thank you disapproving Uncle Ian
Sarah_Serinde: Ian has signed up for a lot today and all of it is great
ky0dar: so... 3 and a half hours?
Sarah_Serinde: !schedule
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ky0dar: Is Cam and Ian Christmas the inverse LRRMans?
oddmeg: that sounds like a lot of streaming in one day, you doing okay? feeling fresh so far?
FITorion: again?
Molladia: Is there a spreadsheet ready for Christmas?
SnivianMoon: Did he just really milady.
Mox_Hagdorm: Looking forward to the Cam & Ian special lrrIAN_SA lrrCAMERON_SA
FireBasilisk53: when does goku show up?
SniperPumpkin: did he just m'lady her
SniperPumpkin: oh my
AshBurnem: lrrHEART
Sarah_Serinde: tiltyhEXTREME lrrHEART
r10pez10: it's the lady from kung fu hustle
angryoptimist: They see me fishin', they hatin'...
DarkMorford: We've been in town for what, one, maybe two weeks by now? You'd think the lady would have learned our name.
DiceHoarder: Thanks for putting in the work, Ian, it is very appreciated!
DanielJGrouse: what happens if you really *don't* have any cash?
SnivianMoon: Day jobs suck for schedules and streaming. I've been very much appreciating the way you've been streaming this Play it Forward, Ian, because it's a rare occasion for me to catch a stream live instead of via VOD, due to my own job!
nemryn: I mean, she did compare herself to a queen, so the milady is relatively appropriate
oddmeg: oh btw, have you played the first two? i got them in a bundle kinda by accedent and havnt tried that yet:D how are they?
angryoptimist: Also, 1987 is before m'lady meme.
SniperPumpkin: ah, conversations
SnivianMoon: Gainful daily employment: The schedule sucks, but the pay is decent.
nemryn: The first two are exactly like this one
angryoptimist: This guy looks like he's from One Piece.
r10pez10: ohne peache
ZealousCrow: It took game devs way too long to just give camera control over to the player with the second analog stick.
FireBasilisk53: these two gain
WalrusOntheCourt: There is almost nobody here in a town clearly meant for tens or hundreds of thousands. I think I've seen more people in Silent Hill.
oddmeg: oh yeah its been so long since i actually got to play a game on the schedule , im actualy marking assignments as we speak :D people sometimes miss what a time commitment certain games can be
angryoptimist: A certain amount of camera is still automagical.
SnivianMoon: QTE CHASE!
DanielJGrouse: it's amazing that every NPC looks like they're from a different game
oddmeg: its like lrrmans all over again :D
Seagulyus: oh wow this looks hank
TehAmelie: this could have been just like that protein powder thief chasing game
korvys: Parkour!
Juliamon: Aw butts, I left to go decorate some things and I'm missing out on plot!
angryoptimist: Runnin' on top!
SquareDotCube: These QTEs could take a lesson from Heavy Rain in terms of comedic value
angryoptimist: Barrel'd!
oddmeg: you would have thought a case in an open world was like very implementable? like a scene like this seems like it could be done in a much more fluid way, was it a budget thing?
angryoptimist: The barrel thing does seem very 80s MST3K movie.
angryoptimist: Only, instead of barrels, carboard boxes.
Mox_Hagdorm: I only played Heavy Rain once. Everyone died.
Juliamon: oddmeg This is how it was done in the first two games. So they probably intentionally kept it.
korvys: Oh yeah, that Heavy Rain video where they missed all of the prompts was amazing
angryoptimist: *cardboard
RebekahWSD: lmao
DirgeNovak: Heavy Rain is high art compared to this
TehAmelie: amazing balance
SnivianMoon: @oddmeg There's a lot about Shenmue that's just... The way Shenmue does things. The first game was trying a lot of new stuff, and they didn't do it necessarily the best way. These days there's better stuff for sure, but Shenmue's just opting to be Shenmue.
r10pez10: i'm sure this rich lady is going to pay for all the damage, right? right?
TehAmelie: i'm not sure if he said "take this" or "take fish"
korvys: This is how Shenmue Shen-dp
korvys: This is how Shenmue Shen-do
oddmeg: that just how shenmue do, you dont think it shenmue, but it do
r10pez10: i would probably play a rhythm chase game full of QTEs like this, but that's just what, bit.trip
Mox_Hagdorm: Those water droplets are choice, though
SnivianMoon: This is how Shen-do-it
WalrusOntheCourt: At this point, let him have the purse. He has trained hard for this moment.
RebekahWSD: I love this man
Juliamon: There's no way that guy could be doing that with his balance offset by the purse.
TehAmelie: he must have taken all the cool in the city for himself
oddmeg: huh, its weird to think about QTE's as essentially rhythm games,, but they baisically are
Laogeodritt: deus ex machina, but still brilliant XD
ZealousCrow: Just a guy who's a hero for fun
SniperPumpkin: it was ME a cormorant fisherman
DiceHoarder: totally a normal human cormorant fisherman
korvys: Imagine if that zoom in had been to Majima
Seagulyus: I really wanted him to say "I am Yuan"
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: I don't care what his job is, or who we need to meet. But that guy should 100% be our friend
oddmeg: the Gvlog about cormorant fishing was so cool
SnivianMoon: SAM: Scalp-to-Air-Missiles
oddmeg: i apreciate the colourfull style choices she makes in hair rolers
Driosenth: So will all QTE retry until you succeed, or are there some you can fail?
TehAmelie: i thought it was a chinese calendar and didn't think it was weird they had 28 months
angryoptimist: Are you saying her head could do an Itano Circus?
Sarah_Serinde: Okay they absolutely pronounced his name "sure" before
WalrusOntheCourt: It's a little know fact that you have to physically subdue the cormorants using martial arts. So all cormorant fishermen are like this.
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: The subtitles switch betweeen Xu and Hsu
TheMoatman: But soft, what anti aircraft missile through yonder window breaks
oddmeg: to be fair it seemed like a pretty good implementation of the QTE thing, like you get to retry baisically imediatly, iv seen so much worse in AAA games
Driosenth: but there are storyline fights that you can fail?
Sarah_Serinde: Also weren't we hunting for a stonemason or something in Bailu who was named Xu?
SnivianMoon: The original Shenmue would either have branching paths if you failed or succeeded, or else if it were an essential event, you'd lose an entire day for failing. Fortunately Shenmue III doesn't seem to do the 'lose a day for failure' thing.
Sarah_Serinde: And pronounced "sure" along with other ways?
nemryn: Shenmue 2 had QTE sequences where you could fail some of them and still progress, this is actually a step back
OmnipotentTrevor: Maybe the subtitle switch is related to a Japanese speaker and a Chinese speaker pronouncing the same name?
TehAmelie: i hope if we have to fight that guy it's on the rafts. he can't win that more than like 19 times out of 20
angryoptimist: The children look super uncanny.
SnivianMoon: 19. Stand or Hit?
oddmeg: what a strange way to greet someone :D
WalrusOntheCourt: Those kids are practicing to be cormorant fishermen...
Sarah_Serinde: Okay yeah Ryo has totally switched between "shoe" and "sure" for this same name
TehAmelie: they're on a horse stance-off
Driosenth: he just got out of the shower
WalrusOntheCourt: I would not like to find myself between two men standing like that...
Driosenth: are you sure?
oddmeg: that staue is like amost doing a yoga pose? like im not sure about the arms but the legs are like godess pose
WalrusOntheCourt: Are you...a cormorant?
TehAmelie: do we "have" a style?
oddmeg: there was a fair amount of cultural cross - pollination :D tai-chi inparticular is very closely related to certain forms of yoga
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Of course we have a style, look at our jacket
DanielJGrouse: your Japanese martial arts you've learned from Chinese gachapons
TehAmelie: i just assumed we're fighting like "1980s action hero"
Sarah_Serinde: Why can you two not just face each other for the whole conversation
dusk_yagami: He looks like a pandaren from WoW, but without hair. Adorable.
SniperPumpkin: oh you're getting into Ryo's head
OmnipotentTrevor: Yeah, main character's father ran a dojo. i mean, I guess Ryo runs the Dojo now, if he ever goes home
WalrusOntheCourt: Their men.
TehAmelie: this guy converses like Michael Bay shoots
oddmeg: lol yeah, wasnt there a fate, i think it was fate zero with a scene with people talking who keep orbeting around eachother and cant stand still? :D
Mangledpixel: HONK
Sarah_Serinde: that's it, Ryo, bow to his back
OmnipotentTrevor: For now the Hazuki dojo must be in the care of Fuku-san.
DanielJGrouse: after dark but before 9pm
FireBasilisk53: but do they know any farmers
Schokobeau: lrrIAN Hello, friends! lrrHEART
WalrusOntheCourt: Hit "on" her? Or "hit" her? These are different in a crucial way.
Sarah_Serinde: slytqHi
SniperPumpkin: it's going to be close
angryoptimist: It's gotta be the idom.
WalrusOntheCourt: If you can't explain it to a judge afterwards, I would rethink that strategy.
TehAmelie: fish like the wind, Ryo!
SnivianMoon: Huzzah!
r10pez10: turns out the convo took more than 5 mins
oddmeg: to be fair i have friends who start conversations in simmilar ways :D but they treat punching and flirting as very simmilar and im not sure whats what going on hear :D
DarkMorford: Which one catches the fish?
angryoptimist: *idiom
SnivianMoon: Oh, dinger. It didn't give us the Tournament Quest prompt.
Sarah_Serinde: He didn't even tell us what day
SnivianMoon: Oh, that's a good possibility. It might be on a different day.
Wolfstrike_NL: on the free day he said I beeleive, so on a sunday I geuss?
TehAmelie: are there electro games?
Tempest2097: Hallo Ian, Hallo Chat!
SnivianMoon: Vibrating Football is my favorite Electro Game.
SnackPak_: Always playing their electro games
r10pez10: can't say i've ever been there, in new paradise, but i know where it is for some reason
FireBasilisk53: I do love my electro games
Tempest2097: Also I love how stilted and odd the dialogue is
TehAmelie: electro gamer for life
oddmeg: are you on the run from the police?!?!?
FireBasilisk53: yes
FireBasilisk53: us
InquisitorGaia: hey all
SnivianMoon: Uh, wow. No. I don't think I've ever seen any police.
Driosenth: force trigger police
nanostul: They come out when you least expect them to...
WalrusOntheCourt: The kids are the police.
Tempest2097: Yep this definitely still looks like I REMEMBER dreamcast games looking
SnivianMoon: That reminds me, Ian - Is there a sun in Niaowu? Or are we still in purgatory?
FireBasilisk53: we have a two friends, Law and Order *holds up our fists*
WalrusOntheCourt: Hit me.
oddmeg: why are you on the run? you seem so wholesome? you help random people in chase scenes! why would you be running from the police
TStodden: Maybe there's no Police because the leader of the country is a power, all-seeing warlock.
ZealousCrow: WHO chose that guys voice actor?
Zebunisher: plot twist:the fish are the police;we are hitmen and this whole game is an allegory
SnivianMoon: uhhhhh
Sarah_Serinde: uh
TehAmelie: ummm
VTMonster: I think they have roll it on top
DarkMorford: I think this one is an automaton
humbletales: this guy is my favorite of the LRR team
Mox_Hagdorm: lrrIAN_SA
DiceHoarder: Jebaited
angryoptimist: Stately pleasure dome did decree?
BahamutZER0: um
angryoptimist: The RRRRRULES
DanielJGrouse: "can't comment on any snakes in this palace of pleasure"
niccus: oh
TStodden: These NPC's seem to have a memory of goldfish.
Mangledpixel: kickstarter lucky hit!
Sarah_Serinde: lrrWOW
r10pez10: no fishing is no pleasure palace of mine
oddmeg: "lets play on her face" .... i hope some clipped that :D thats a highlights quote for sure :D
Sarah_Serinde: okay I do not like the phrase "plays their face"
SnivianMoon: Now THIS is Face off
nemryn: Yes, but only in tokens
Sarah_Serinde: I want to find whichever picture people have said looks like Ian in this game
TehAmelie: that one covered like 70% of the field
Mark_D_Stroyer: This physics engine...
SquareDotCube: They're on the other side of the uncanny valley, at least
TStodden: He's not angry, just disappointed.
TehAmelie: generous to call it physics
angryoptimist: Well, now you've an another idea for a backdrop--GIANT FACE.
TheMoatman: They get paid for the company, Ian, not for someone playing their face. That would be illegal
Sarah_Serinde: lrrHERE
oddmeg: the far right never pays off :D in games as in politics :D
TStodden: You are SUCH an enabler... like us!
Bunoc1: "I'm not addicted, you are"
TehAmelie: are there. . .eggs involved?
r10pez10: you have to be a red snake to be a VIP
oddmeg: if there is no sex in the vip room.... is there sex elsewhere?
angryoptimist: VIP VIP
angryoptimist: The RRRRRRULES
WalrusOntheCourt: They are all cormorants down there...
TehAmelie: the goose that lays the golden eggs now, that's a den of decadence
Mark_D_Stroyer: This place is a very weird place in every corner.
angryoptimist: Roll it on top!
Wolfstrike_NL: snake eyes
oddmeg: how does one win at this? just highroll wins?
SnivianMoon: NICE
anamelessdog: RIGGED!
TehAmelie: what a waste of a 12
FireBasilisk53: Murdered her
CapnRobert: man lots of gambling in this eh
SnivianMoon: I miss Big or Small.
SquareDotCube: OH NO! That's not good!
angryoptimist: I miss Roll It On Top guy.
r10pez10: the people in this area have some of the most normal-looking heads
TehAmelie: these dice are doped
oddmeg: 50/50 chance of beating a 7
TehAmelie: with blood doping
Tempest2097: TIES
SnivianMoon: Tie goes to the house?
angryoptimist: This is how you go broke Ian.
far2muchsarcasm: tie always goes to the house
Mangledpixel: negative breaks, boo
Tempest2097: Ian, that's literally a strategy called Gambler's Ruin
Driosenth: house has to have better odds
oddmeg: oh no... its like watching a lave demonstration of the psychological traps of gambling :D
angryoptimist: F
OmnipotentTrevor: Reminds me of playing chinchirorin in the Suikoden. That had a least a couple more rules though. Like rolling doubles gave some sort of bonus.
Carlioo: that's how gambling works - ian horner
oddmeg: ooops i meant live :D
TStodden: I can see this game creeping into D&D with 2d10 (or d%)
SquareDotCube: I think the snake eyes/boxcars was a sign, Ian
angryoptimist: So, is Shenua also a Kung Fu person?
Mark_D_Stroyer: This establishment is taking your money hand over fist.
r10pez10: i bet one of the kids is a VIP
angryoptimist: Like, what is Shenhua's deal?
WalrusOntheCourt: The Furniture Queen is clearly a VIP member... she's royalty!
SnivianMoon: *Taps nose silently*
oddmeg: if there is no sex in the VIP room, surely you just need to find the least horny person in town? my logic is flawless!
TehAmelie: my brother had a friend who tried to break the online casinos by doubling his bet on the roulette until he won. it apparently worked for some weeks
Mox_Hagdorm: This is just Sidequest: The Game.
TehAmelie: i assume then it didn't work
r10pez10: doubling works in the short-term but all the casinos care about is the long-term
nemryn: I'm assuming Shenhua can turn into a dragon or something, taht's why the thug in Bailu was so scared of her
OmnipotentTrevor: angryoptimist Shenhua does not practice martial arts, but she can somehow scare a giant thug out of his life. She can also talk to animals maybe?
angryoptimist: So, Magical Girl, then?
WalrusOntheCourt: The dungeon below my store has been empty for ages!!! Tee hee.
WalrusOntheCourt: The kids a VIP
Mark_D_Stroyer: “Fit for royalty but not rich royalty!”
r10pez10: sort of want a couch with a kickstand
DanielJGrouse: I feel like that lounger might be slightly out of her price category?
oddmeg: oh, maybe "hit me" person is a VIP ? maybe she has just gambled so much at blackjack thats all she can say?
Mangledpixel: you said you were going to keep it for tomorrow
TehAmelie: it's a strategy that would work if you had infinite money, the casino allowed infinite bets and the odds were even
Mangledpixel: for the contest
SquareDotCube: or behind the werehouse
VTMonster: why can't you vault the railing?
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oddmeg: yes... "clever" thats one way of describing that line of reasoning :D
WalrusOntheCourt: Maybe the purse-stealer is a VIP. They seemed really good at running away with purses. It took us several tries to catch him and in the end it was a cormorant fisherman that took him down...
oddmeg: dang, stream is too engaging! i need to be marking :D
Mark_D_Stroyer: *Plays Phish*
SquareDotCube: now I'm curious if the pier further out is the actual fishing spot
VTMonster: to unfeet them
DanielJGrouse: maybe that cormorant fisher is a VIP
Bunoc1: wolfma13Lurk
oddmeg: oh i shall, just need to commit to chatting less :D
TehAmelie: if you've read Spider-Man you know how it works, you have to beat up the cheap crooks first and work your way up
Tempest2097: '
Tempest2097: Nice fish
SnivianMoon: Decent!
Laogeodritt: @oddmeg Ahh, I just got out of grading hell last Friday. D; Good luck!
r10pez10: that trout is a VIP
darkalter2000: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Rhythm Cafe (Heather and Ian continue their never-ending quest to play ALL THE RHYTHM GAMES! Game: Project Arrhythmia) at Sun 04:00 PM PST (1:02 from now).
angryoptimist: Let's ask it for a referrel.
angryoptimist: *referral
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SquareDotCube: Just gotta catch a fish that ate a VIP card. Don't ask
DanielJGrouse: does the VIP room have its own Chobu?
Tempest2097: Maybe if we catch a golden carp, and have it swim up a waterfall it'll be a VIP
oddmeg: is it rude to pick up VIP's in a dungeon?
asddsa28: i like the book one
Mangledpixel: Very Importantly Piscine
AshBurnem: I was reincarnated as a VIP
TehAmelie: everyone's a VIP and i just have ruby P
TStodden: VUP?
oddmeg: what we need is "that time i was reincarnated as a VIP"
Tempest2097: That's a nice big ol fishy
Sarah_Serinde: It can be both
OmnipotentTrevor: Is The Devil is a Part Timer an inverse Isekai?
SnivianMoon: Oh noooo.
SquareDotCube: special event I bet
OmnipotentTrevor: Cause that was decent
SnivianMoon: Wait, maybe it's a time limit based on from when you RENT the rod? Not when you first cast?
AshBurnem: Born to fish, forced to QTE
SnivianMoon: Since we got there at barely noon, that'd be 4 hours.
oddmeg: is re:creators a reverse isekai?
Mangledpixel: that's about CAD$1.40
FireBasilisk53: "even high school prodigies are VIP"
asddsa28: shobu looking
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TehAmelie: i get the feeling he will say "you were born to fish!" to anyone who catches as much as boot
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oddmeg: ascendance of a bookworm, who gets to be a vip after she invents books?
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Sarah_Serinde: Chobu-chan!
Juliamon: "You have a solid lower back" is just, the best way to say "nice ass"
SnivianMoon: We're on the Chobu Hunt! No Chobu will escape our gaze.
Mark_D_Stroyer: Video games are bad at reflecting “I’m tired l, I’m going to turn in early”
angryoptimist: "Chobu Chunting"? Is that what you just said?
SquareDotCube: I hope we reach a point where we just chop wood with only our hands
angryoptimist: Oh dear.
TehAmelie: chob, or chobu. there is no try
Sarah_Serinde: gabyFacepalm
DanielJGrouse: what exactly is the reward for finding all of them?
oddmeg: i dont know what a chobu is but it sounds like an adorable fluffy sidekick animal creature?
r10pez10: that's tony hawk
Homarid_Strike_The_Power: Ah, chobu chunting again, right as I tune in. Wonderful.
SnivianMoon: Maybe the most realistic conversation in the entire game?
RebekahWSD: Consume apples!
SquareDotCube: Is that Hank Hill and is he looking for his glasses
TehAmelie: right now Tony Hawk writes a tweet about someone not recognizing him on the street
Mark_D_Stroyer: An American??
RebekahWSD: Just shove them into your facehole
DanielJGrouse: twelve apples a day keep the fatigue away
SnivianMoon: I think we missed the chobu in Tomato Mart
WalrusOntheCourt: I wish I could do that on a diet...
nemryn: Was that one of the Five Americans?
angryoptimist: Five Americans?
oddmeg: dim sum, at dinner? i have reletives who would be very annoyed at that :D its normally for lunch :D
GrittyGramps: wait, that's not shen-mom
WalrusOntheCourt: Except plastic surgery....
oakentree: that... is a face
TehAmelie: sounds ethical
enki1256: That chin...
angryoptimist: "I can treat anything." *awkward hand motion*
oddmeg: "i can treat anything" is not something that would fill me with confidence if a doctor said it :D its normally "doctors" who specialise in essentual oils who say that kinda thing :D
Mark_D_Stroyer: That doctor looks like he’s about to break into Livin’ on a Prayer.
TehAmelie: he means he handles BOTH disease and injuries
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johkmil: The doctor seems like a Face Off champion.
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r10pez10: i didn't know ikea had been arouind that long
SquareDotCube: But, what coffee table would you put with your pair of Eames?
Driosenth: So the dice game actually has really good odds for a completely random gambling game. It has a 44.3% win rate. Not as good as betting on red/black or evens/odds on roulette (48.6, 47.3 for 00)
Sarah_Serinde: Wikipedia says Founded: July 28, 1943, Älmhult, Sweden
angryoptimist: Maybe her time is now, though.
Mark_D_Stroyer: Is Shenmue 3 the mind of game you can actually buy any of these vases?
WalrusOntheCourt: If this was an american movie, someone would have crashed through those vases by now...
angryoptimist: Hell of a time to start a business.
TehAmelie: Ingvar Kamprad is a very 1930s name, so his business might easily have started in the 50s
angryoptimist: In the ashes of the second world war.
Sarah_Serinde: " The first stores outside Sweden were opened in Norway (1963) and Denmark (1969). The stores spread to other parts of Europe in the 1970s, with the first store outside Scandinavia opening in Switzerland (1973), followed by West Germany (1974)."
oddmeg: we have been lookin for one for so long now... can someone please tell me what a chobu is? my mind is boggling with the possibilities :D
Mangledpixel: my uncle remembers the days before Ikea switched to using more pictographic instructions and still used bad translations, he remembered specifically the instruction that "To build this piece it is advisable to be two persons."
angryoptimist: Fair point.
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Mark_D_Stroyer: It’s a thing you Chunt.
Mark_D_Stroyer: All I got.
Observer39: The good old pixel hunt
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Juliamon: oddmeg It's a small ovoid chick mascot
angryoptimist: O Chobu Where Art Thou
Mangledpixel: Observer39 but I'm right here :P
SquareDotCube: don't you love it when the instructions ask you to be two personalities at the same time
Mark_D_Stroyer: Is it a lamp chobu?
angryoptimist: We know for sure that there's a chobu here?
oddmeg: how do you know its in this store?
Mangledpixel: Chobu are the best at Prop Hunt
Juliamon: Almost every shop has one.
SSnakeAce: It's clearly an ice cream Chobu.
SnivianMoon: Creepy
Juliamon: Finding them gets you a shop card, which you can trade for move books.
Invitare: high level stealth abilities
Vanbael: Creepy Doll Chobu?
TehAmelie: camouflaged on the floor, that's new
SnivianMoon: I think we did get the Pharmacy
angryoptimist: Metal Chobu Solid.
Juliamon: Some are easy to find, some are sneeeeeky
TehAmelie: and some stores just don't have one, to "really" waste your time?
SnivianMoon: Now I'm never going to unhear that
oddmeg: wow, focusing so hard to see the chobu is making me feel nausious :D
Juliamon: I think any named shop has one
DanielJGrouse: is there any way you can check how many you're still missing?
Mark_D_Stroyer: It’s Chonquered
Tempest2097: Buddachobu
Juliamon: DanielJGrouse yep
oddmeg: @Mark_D_Stroyer im pretty sure Chonquers is a traditional british schoolyard game :D
SnivianMoon: The Buddha market does seem rather saturated
SSnakeAce: A ChoBuddha?
SnivianMoon: I think we actually saw that in a previous stream.
SquareDotCube: gotta get the most Bhudda for your buck
Observer39: Quite the faithful people
SnivianMoon: It was disturbing
johkmil: A lot of buddhing going on, they need supplies constantly.
Mark_D_Stroyer: @oddmeg The one where you swing caravans into each other from cranes, yes?
TehAmelie: we've had at least two chobus sitting in Buddha's left hand, that's how saturated with BUddhas we are
oddmeg: @Mark_D_Stroyer yeah thats the one :D
zuuuuuuul: Hello
SnivianMoon: I think I just saw it
TehAmelie: three
DanielJGrouse: children these days with their electro games and golden geese
SnivianMoon: Huzzah!
Juliamon: Chobu da!
angryoptimist: Say: Chobu Aniki?
oddmeg: is the left hand symbolic of anything?
Observer39: Symbolic, perhaps?
Driosenth: it's like they're reusing a model
Mangledpixel: a Chobu in the hand is worth two in the bush
Tempest2097: This all looks delicious
oddmeg: them dumps
RebekahWSD: I just ate, and now I want to eat more!
SquareDotCube: hungry for wax replicas?
Tempest2097: I literally want Chinese food now
johkmil: Now I need food suddenly.
Observer39: It does look delicious
r10pez10: hungry for chobu
OmnipotentTrevor: that's what 3d printers are for
TStodden: Too Bad Wonkavision doesn't exist...
oddmeg: the only thing iv every been upset made me feel super hungry was watching Hannibal :D
oakentree: that looks like very red meat for bird meat...
Tempest2097: Ian, but then we'd all have to watch you eat on booth Kappa
WalrusOntheCourt: The pharmacist may know. Red snakes like the goofballs...
Sarah_Serinde: oddmeg Oh dear :D
SnivianMoon: The food always looks delicious - But restaurants in Naiowu has this disturbing trend of leaving massive amounts of food just... out on the table.
SnivianMoon: I worry about food safety.
angryoptimist: Why have shelves and put nothing on them?
Sarah_Serinde: Ambiance?
SquareDotCube: I think in terms of best-looking food it's a tossup between FF15 and Skyrim
RebekahWSD: Poor sooty chobu, you could have been a dumpling!
TehAmelie: that fireplace must never be lit
angryoptimist: But wouldn't putting things on them also be good ambience?
angryoptimist: *ambiance
Sarah_Serinde: you would think
TehAmelie: a practicing Kung Fuer
SnivianMoon: Kung Fu'sm'n
Mox_Hagdorm: Everybody Tingcheng tonight!
Tempest2097: Do chobu actually do anything mechanics wise?
SSnakeAce: So many shops, so few things for sale.
SnivianMoon: @Tempest2097 We can trade them in for martial art move scrolls
niccus: this pax, we have hidden a chobu in every booth
Tempest2097: Awesome
Jeezy56: my chobu must be ackowledged
DanielJGrouse: "hello person who just walked into a weapons store, are you into martial arts?"
Tempest2097: That is a LOT of booze
Juliamon: If we want to be a martial arts master, we have to find all the chobus. Like, actually.
DanielJGrouse: this area?
WalrusOntheCourt: Uh huh. He's always drunk.
FireBasilisk53: pardon me, do you know where VIPs hang out?
Tempest2097: Man I haven't had good rice wine in a long time
Mark_D_Stroyer: Chobu Chuest.
asddsa28: i fond it
nemryn: Do you know where I can find some VIPs?
asddsa28: i think on the grond behind conterr
SnivianMoon: The one in this shop, I found to be quite mean.
asddsa28: i think
DiceHoarder: knowledge is power, thus making up words makes you God.
TStodden: How is Ryo NOT murdered for being too nosey with the public on stuff?
Sarah_Serinde: !addquote (Ian) [now] Words have meaning, which is why I like to make up so many words.
LRRbot: New quote #6643: "Words have meaning, which is why I like to make up so many words." —Ian [2019-12-22]
TheMoatman: So microcenter was selling some shitty marginally-better-than-toy-grade quadrotors on sale since I think the company went out of business
Sarah_Serinde: They mentioned on the ground behind the counter, Ian
TheMoatman: The one I got just has a bare LiPo battery as its power supply
asddsa28: no nm i thoghtthat was it
TheMoatman: Which seems like a bad idea on a toy
Mark_D_Stroyer: “Look left” there did I do it?
SnivianMoon: I can say that you're stone cold at the moment.
Sarah_Serinde: SnivianMoon That's not really helpful either, when you don't indicate what "at the moment" means
SnivianMoon: True, my apologies.
noSmokeFire: are there sailors in these jars?
TheMoatman: Oh shit this is the liquor store, isn't it?
Mangledpixel: "Go left 30 seconds ago"
TheMoatman: This one's hard
Mangledpixel: time's up
johkmil: Jars – that must mean that Adam’s nearby!
Tempest2097: The Chobu was the shopkeeper ALLL ALONG
Sarah_Serinde: welp :D
Vanbael: time to dream of chobu
angryoptimist: The Chobus were the friends we made along the way.
Sarah_Serinde: Hah I was about to ask about the tournament
TheMoatman: I will say that the chobu isn't on a shelf
Mark_D_Stroyer: Only took two minutes back thiugh
oddmeg: who ya gona call?
Invitare: ghost busters
Sarah_Serinde: We can call Tom?!
Vanbael: phone in Pizza
Driosenth: jenny
TheMoatman: Who's the guy from Shenmue 1 who always says he's chilling and can we call him
Sarah_Serinde: :D
johkmil: “Ryo, I’m going to go back to my room. *hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink*
TheMoatman: Oh, *that's* tom
WalrusOntheCourt: I'm over at the pleasure palace...
Sarah_Serinde: lrrFINE
SnivianMoon: She's also in Canada. And yes, very different voice actor.
SquareDotCube: Vancouver!
WalrusOntheCourt: I'm over at this place called YellowJacket...
oddmeg: you girlfriend... lives in canada?
nemryn: "No, Shenhua, not Shenwhat"
noSmokeFire: "I doubt you're having fun much at all" "no, lots of garlic, though"
TehAmelie: what is a transcontinental revenge quest without some fun?
noSmokeFire: "she talks to animals"
oddmeg: whats the "i have a girlfiend, but she lives in canada" for candadians?
SquareDotCube: 100% sure it was Vancouver because that's where the Sega NA offices were located
Mark_D_Stroyer: I speak. Using words. And voices. Which are kind.
TheMoatman: "you could say that, she fights with the Face Off style"
WalrusOntheCourt: No, but she sleeps on ALL of her sides...
Tempest2097: Yep!
Tempest2097: She Lives in Canada!
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LuHeGi: Hi Ian :D
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BahamutZER0: you wouldn't know her
Sarah_Serinde: This is such an awkward conversation :D
Tempest2097: 100 percent real
thatladyinplaid: !uptime
LRRbot: The stream has been live for 2:23:36.
DiceHoarder: The end of the series will reveal that his girlfriend was a hallucination the whole time.
noSmokeFire: a canadian girlfriend who's in the local gacha
TStodden: Ryo has a Japanese girlfriend... in Canada...
noSmokeFire: her mother is VERY loud
DiceHoarder: Wait, how old is Ryo?
oddmeg: lots of people have mothers in canada Ian :D its not weird :D
DanielJGrouse: what's the time difference between China and Canada?
Juliamon: Ryo is like, 16
Mangledpixel: DiceHoarder 18
Tempest2097: Oh god, that facial modeling
Mark_D_Stroyer: “My Canadian girlfriend’s Chinese mother”
TehAmelie: i blame communism
Mark_D_Stroyer: That mouth my gosh
oddmeg: she says "blame whoever set the price" ... but the cards have her face on them!
angryoptimist: Her face is on the card.
DiceHoarder: @Mangledpixel Ah, thanks.
johkmil: She’s probably in league with the people who make the physical cards.
WalrusOntheCourt: I want a foil phone card.
angryoptimist: League of Card Makers
TheMoatman: The one at the White House?
nemryn: One of the kickstarter rewards was an infinite card, IIRC
SnivianMoon: That's where we did all those street fights.
TehAmelie: i have been in A rose garden
Wolfstrike_NL: Wait, we fought there last week right?
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: We have like once
WalrusOntheCourt: And cormorants. It's crazy.
snapman_i_am: he hasn't heard of it then he had heard of it
SquareDotCube: Cmon one time T-Pose!
noSmokeFire: "Have you heard of The Fight Club? it's a rose garden"
Juliamon: On her back
cosmikmulder: SIDES
DiceHoarder: back
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: back
SnivianMoon: Side!
Ivannorr: back
WalrusOntheCourt: Side!
Mangledpixel: face up
Questhere: side
Tempest2097: Back!
snapman_i_am: side.
Vanbael: side
Erudite_Cynic: ded
angryoptimist: T-Posing
noSmokeFire: back
DanielJGrouse: hovering and spinning
Wolfstrike_NL: Side for 100 tickets
InquisitorGaia: back
nemryn: Standing on her head!
TehAmelie: curle dup on the bedpost
cosmikmulder: sideeeee!
LlewellynZ: front
ExcitedScree: staring at you
Observer39: front?
Tempest2097: Bugged and on the ceiling
Bakufreak: Back
maintainpriority: front
Edgarware: The UPSET
Tempest2097: Welp
snapman_i_am: EVERYBODY LOSES
Observer39: Bamboozled!
Mangledpixel: ha
TehAmelie: so full of surprises
LlewellynZ: the fake out!
Tempest2097: There goes all my twitchdollars
johkmil: There’s probably a flower garden called the Coliseum of Death somewhere in this town.
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: She's goozled us!
BahamutZER0: the house always wins
SniperPumpkin: this game puts so much effort into such weird things
Mangledpixel: four apples. fourples.
TehAmelie: four apples a day keeps the ambulance away
Tempest2097: @johkmil I would visit that garden honestly.
snapman_i_am: oof, just thinking about eating four apples in a row
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: Nope
DanielJGrouse: she'd leave the door open
CapnRobert: his hand looks weirdly like a claw machine hand in its action
SquareDotCube: That grab is like a robotic arm learning how to grab soft objects
noSmokeFire: why does he sleep in jeans....
nemryn: vrrrt rrrrrr
TehAmelie: how many cabbage heads did we used to slam back in the village? like, 20 at a time?
Tempest2097: Oh god 1987?
kusinohki: why does he sleep on top of the covers?
angryoptimist: "The person who controls me makes a bet with a bunch of voices I hear." Kappa
Mangledpixel: he hasn't changed out of those jeans for the best part of a year, they are probably fused to his legs by now
Tempest2097: YOU WANTED TO
SnivianMoon: You wanted to?
WalrusOntheCourt: Chairman Mao?!?
angryoptimist: YOU WANTED TO
orbitaltuna: lrrSPOOP
DanielJGrouse: what happens if you don't have money?
WalrusOntheCourt: I have phone cards!
WalrusOntheCourt: How many is rent?
DiceHoarder: Self-righteous Chobu find
TehAmelie: we're running a three digit surplus. like kings and queens
johkmil: YOU WNATED TO
SquareDotCube: My guess is that Shenhua jumps in and pays
WalrusOntheCourt: So that is six phone cards...
oddmeg: This is just to say i have eaten the apples from the table, that you were probably saving for breakfast , forgive me, they were so delicious, and so crisp
noSmokeFire: does this city have cabs?
Wrexadecimal: enigmaLUL
SquareDotCube: With a border of hot dogs?
angryoptimist: But you're known for the deep cuts, yes?
SquareDotCube: A tiny gong, with a striker wired to your doorbell
wildpeaks: gold honk
SquareDotCube: because Westminster chimes are tired
oddmeg: Ian, you know that for the next mail time you will get like 6 gongs of various sises now that you have said that now right?
kusinohki: so the "ian horner ratio" < "the Dennis miller ratio"?
angryoptimist: Face Off! Taking the town by storm, it is!
Tempest2097: Are you ever able to buy your fishing gear?
oddmeg: an array of gongs :D a veritable gongtopia
SquareDotCube: This is how you end up with a gong the size of your apartment
Tempest2097: WHAT
TehAmelie: a gong bonanza
DGatsby: It's state property
SnivianMoon: And with a time limit, at that. Rather frustrating.
TehAmelie: a bonganza if you will
nemryn: gongapalooza
angryoptimist: The reason is that Ryo probably prefers to travel light.
kusinohki: it's illegal to own fishing gear, so you must rent... constantly
oddmeg: i forsee a moonbase filled with gongs, like feed dump hats, filling every nook and cranny, like tribbles that have been fed after midnight :D
johkmil: Fishing gear property is fishing gear theft.
Mangledpixel: I mean, where would you keep it? your luggage is all just full of gatcha toys
wildpeaks: sounds fishy
nemryn: The new business model is fishing as a service
SquareDotCube: just making money
SnivianMoon: I believe we're looking for that couple?
johkmil: Perhaps Tom knows a Golden Goose VIP.
NarwhalsInATrenchcoat: We know the room number of the couple we helped, I guess
angryoptimist: FaaS?
Mangledpixel: fishing in the gig economy
Sarah_Serinde: I guess we don't know how to find that rich couple? They're probably VIPs and we helped them out
noSmokeFire: tackl is the hot new app
oddmeg: Chunt1 CHunt! Chunt!
SnivianMoon: We do know their room number.
SquareDotCube: Why can't we tenderize meat with our hands?
NullColaShip: can we just go and knock on their hotel room door?
TheMoatman: A hint for the liquor store chobu: look in the gaps between things
nemryn: They won't let you buy fishing equipment because they can get more money renting it
wildpeaks: ah, good ol' hubris
SnivianMoon: Go and knock on their dooooor. Maybe find a Chobuuuuu.
noSmokeFire: all the tackle suppliers are in the pocket of Big Fish
TheMoatman: Also it *is* brown so it's particularly bullshot
NullColaShip: they've probably been waiting there this whole time, politely waiting for the nice boy who helped them
TehAmelie: we have to open up a fishing shop to own a fishing pole
noSmokeFire: is this chobu also for that one monk?
oddmeg: i just realised that i probably dont want "chunt" to end up in my everyday vocabulary, i just said it outloud and imediatly regretted it
Sarah_Serinde: NullColaShip That doesn't sound like them :P
Wolfstrike_NL: We been here
TheMoatman: I mean it's the exact same shade of brown as the surrounding area
Tempest2097: UH
SquareDotCube: "But what if I have no feet"
noSmokeFire: I'm going to start responding to strangers that way "I have footwear for all occasions"
SnivianMoon: Oh right. She must be from Bailu.
angryoptimist: Footwear for all occasions? Footwear for the end of the world? Footwear for when you turn spontaneously into gelatin?
Sarah_Serinde: lrrWOW
Tempest2097: He's RIGHT THERE
wildpeaks: umm
Wrexadecimal: UHH
SnivianMoon: Normal Human Conversations!
Despoiler98: lrrWOW
johkmil: That was not the answer she expected.
TehAmelie: she's just going to bone down for money
oddmeg: for some reason someone who sells shoes, who may end up close to me feet, makes me feel uncomfortable when they say "cutie" in a way no other profession does :D
DanielJGrouse: "maybe they can take me to the pleasure palace"
oddmeg: no one wants a shoemaker who is into feet in that way
johkmil: They have an open marriage – don’t judge them.
TheMoatman: TBH this isn't a "normal game"
Tempest2097: That's true, maybe it's all part of their thing
oddmeg: what?!?!? i like have only seen this stream, nothing before, is this game horny for feet?!?!?
wildpeaks: Experience SHenmue
SnivianMoon: I think you wrote it down in your notebook when you first ran into them?
BahamutZER0: I thought it was 207
TheMoatman: This game is horny for a lot of things
noSmokeFire: just knock on random doors
TheMoatman: Most of them being us
angryoptimist: What if ALL shoemakers are into feet in that way, though?
angryoptimist: lrrWOW
Sarah_Serinde: I believe that
angryoptimist: (you down with VIP)
Tempest2097: What is with those pants?
noSmokeFire: initialisms? too rich for MY blood
Despoiler98: HOW? She never leaves that seat?!?!?!
SnivianMoon: Oh heck. Okay, this is frustrating, but I think this is one of those occasions where you can't do what you know you have to do until the game thinks you're able to for some arbitrary reason.
DanielJGrouse: maybe try to wait for them at the golden goose?
BahamutZER0: ironically she'll probably have more success finding the couple that way
TehAmelie: "let me know if you find anything" "what are you looking for?" "ANYTHING"
Sarah_Serinde: We've seen Shenhua in other places before
Sarah_Serinde: Just not that often
angryoptimist: Forklifts are BANNED
OmnipotentTrevor: Can you make it further in that street fighting tournament?
angryoptimist: ONE PIECE
johkmil: Forklifts are banned after Klaus killed all those people.
NullColaShip: do you have to visit their hotel room at night? maybe they're out during the day?
TheMoatman: Why does nobody know what VIP means?
Despoiler98: Is he from One Piece?
oddmeg: im half expecting one of these NPCs to ask you how often you make it up to the cloud district
Despoiler98: was that guy carrying a sword?
OmnipotentTrevor: Who is this guy?
noSmokeFire: that was a dragonquest character
angryoptimist: He sure looks like somebody from One Piece.
OmnipotentTrevor: ah
DanielJGrouse: you don't want to buy deathsticks
DanielJGrouse: you want to go home and rethink your life
angryoptimist: Also that.
TehAmelie: everyone sounds like they're living in a town that has, at most, a club with a VIP "couch"
Sarah_Serinde: Ryo didn't sound like he considered him a good friend when he was telling Shenhua about him
angryoptimist: Ripped right from the pages of Shonen Jump.
oddmeg: deathsticks sounds like a drug name that only george lucas would invent... he has a ... unique naming methodology
Wrexadecimal: I hope you get the version of cats without the bugfix. :P
niccus: are you sure doing that LRL *before* watching Cats was a good idea
noSmokeFire: death sticks, chance cubes...
oddmeg: like who would willingly buy something called "deathsticks" ?
OmnipotentTrevor: Are you going to watch Cats in costume?
ardcollier: Ian did you say you're going to Cats omg
Tempest2097: @oddmeg I would buy deathsticks only if they were some kind of awesome weapon
oddmeg: its like naming a refreshing drink "bone hurting juice"
angryoptimist: Deathsticks just seems like a sideways-rendering of "coffin nails".
ardcollier: Molly just got out and texted me and you're not ready
TheMoatman: These aren't the chobu-chans you're looking for. You can go about your business
TheMoatman: Oh yeah when is that getting patched?
angryoptimist: Which, by the way, coffin nails? Old name for cigarettes.
Wrexadecimal: that is a sentence
wildpeaks: ohh, it took me way too long to realize you meant the movie, not watch your cats at home
Juliamon: He told her he was a bad guy, he could still be friends with a bad guy
SquareDotCube: Wait. A... patch?
oddmeg: oh weird is it that movies are getting day 1 patches :D
noSmokeFire: I lovehate that "cats is getting patched" is going to get them a bunch of viewers
ardcollier: they're reissuing the digital cinema package that has the film in it
Wrexadecimal: The bugfix notes though enigmaLUL
Tempest2097: I'm gonna not pay money to see it TBH
mariomario42: I'm hoping to see Cats after Christmas at a place I can purchase alcohol
ardcollier: tonight via satellite tuesday on hard drives (for theaters with no sat link)
angryoptimist: Gotta hotpatch your film
niccus: when is cats getting a level editor
TehAmelie: deathsticks are actually harmless cigarette substitutes, but they make your breath smell like literal death
SquareDotCube: I.. don't think that's how you can fix this movie
Sarah_Serinde: So, brown chobu in the gaps between things somewhere
angryoptimist: Cats 3.11, Cats for Workgroups.
noSmokeFire: when is cats getting Steam Workshop support?
oddmeg: i wonder if cinemas have to pay extra for the patch, or they can decline the patch? like i hope my local arthouse cinema keeps it unpatched :D
SnivianMoon: Under the shelf in the back corner of the shop.
johkmil: How did they do all that CGI, and no one noticed the crew members?
angryoptimist: But we know it'll be a maximum bullshit gap.
Mangledpixel: I hope that patching movies doesn't become a common thing, visual effects artists are hard done by as it is - see for example the studio that shut after spending a lot of time and effort 'fixing' the Sonic movie
SnivianMoon: This one's a BS Chobu
ardcollier: professional CGI-noticing person here: work people hard enough and even the director won't notice
niccus: i am extremely looking forward to before-after compilation videos
Juliamon: When you hyperfocus on one element of a shot, it's VERY easy to miss something "obvious"
niccus: oh wait right chobu
TehAmelie: rushing it out the door sure must have helped a lot
johkmil: Thanks for the explanation!
Juliamon: As an artist, I couldn't tell you how many times I've tried to get hair Just Right only to forget to draw one of the arms.
SquareDotCube: wait, double check that wine shelf
ardcollier: imagine repeatedly finding a chobu hidden under Ian McKellen's CG tail
ardcollier: for a year or more
ardcollier: sustained
oddmeg: its like typos, even when my collegues look over my lecture slides in advance i always find new typos during class :D
nemryn: Maybe movies were a mistake
Sarah_Serinde: Do we need a more specific chobu hint?
cosmikmulder: what're we looking for Ian?
DarkMorford: @LoadingReadyRun I'm not finding anything on the fishing tourney, but apparently there's a bug that can totally wreck your save file if you save very late in the day (like 11:00).
TheMoatman: Use chobus for censor stickers
Tempest2097: Not gonna lie, that bit was so wonderfully fucking surrela
TehAmelie: any published writer will tell you, the first time you open up your book on any page you'll find a typo
Tempest2097: er surreal
cosmikmulder: Ahh!
johkmil: They can probably make the crew members into more cats.
oakentree: oh sure, but what you DID use was alright??
Driosenth: oh, is it in the slots of the frame above the door?
cosmikmulder: How small?
TheMoatman: you were very close when you asked for help
SnivianMoon: I can be super specific, if you'd like Ian
noSmokeFire: someone said *under* a shelf
TheMoatman: In face, you were looking right at it
angryoptimist: HI Heather. We're "chunting" chobus.
SnivianMoon: As you enter the store, go into what would be the back left corner. Look at the shelf, underneath it.
Sarah_Serinde: TheMoatman Talking about areas rather than time is a lot more helpful
DanielJGrouse: Shenmue 3, a hidden object game with an option side quest about mirrors and masons
kusinohki: thought I saw something to the right of the shelf
Despoiler98: <message deleted>go left
angryoptimist: That's Ian's word, by the way. Save us.
TheMoatman: Immediately underneath
SnivianMoon: Under the ledge of the shelf, sorry.
cosmikmulder: other side
angryoptimist: ( Kappa )
Sarah_Serinde: lrrWOW
Despoiler98: lrrWOW
angryoptimist: WOOOOOW
Despoiler98: what the hell
Observer39: Literally under the shelf
oddmeg: oh thats evil chobu placement
noSmokeFire: *why*
Tantusar: Pixel hunt!
Observer39: zolltoEvil
DanielJGrouse: that's just evil
oakentree: woooooow
TheMoatman: Too many
TheMoatman: And yet not enough
wildpeaks: so evil
johkmil: That’s cruel
Mangledpixel: shop cards
johkmil: Cruel and unusual pixel hunt
SnivianMoon: There's a shop card tab on the main menu
WalrusOntheCourt: It's a geocache.
wildpeaks: ohh neat
TheMoatman: that's hardly a room
noSmokeFire: I kind of want someone to turn this hidden object BS into a VR game
BrokenGolem: it sure would!
korvys: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Rhythm Cafe (Heather and Ian continue their never-ending quest to play ALL THE RHYTHM GAMES! Game: Project Arrhythmia) at Sun 04:00 PM PST (9m from now).
SquareDotCube: Scavenger hunt?
cosmikmulder: I can see a crapshot of this right now
Sarah_Serinde: gasp
Despoiler98: HOLY SHIT shes outside
Observer39: Huzzah
cosmikmulder: Alex frantically trying to escape reality by finding geocaches around victoria
xantos69: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Rhythm Cafe (Heather and Ian continue their never-ending quest to play ALL THE RHYTHM GAMES! Game: Project Arrhythmia) at Sun 04:00 PM PST (8m from now).
TehAmelie: random tip: cut the head off your gingerbread angels to make gingerbread baby Yodas
Observer39: All the pandas
Wolfstrike_NL: imma geuss panda feet
Trakshvar: Hey ian. Ben is talking crap abouyt black licorice on his stream. You need to defend it for the honour of the candy
Tempest2097: Man can you imagine walking into someone's apartment and it's just hundreds of tiny terracotta style warriors chilling, what a power move
cosmikmulder: what shop is this
Pal_Friendpatine: Wow @tehamelie just wow. It’s just that easy isn’t it?
noSmokeFire: a friend of mine made some amazing black licorice caramel
johkmil: Anything could be a chobu in this shop.
Tantusar: I shall continue to not eat black licorice!
Laogeodritt: can we complain if someone *is* forcing us to eat it, though??? D=
SnivianMoon: Boom. Roasted.
wildpeaks: gottem
noSmokeFire: anything could be a chobu! even me!
Mangledpixel: this minigame is a great way to get the players to actually look at all the environment design work that would otherwise be glossed over
cosmikmulder: what shop is this?
DanielJGrouse: black licorice tastes like bad decisions and regret and I love it
TehAmelie: easy, unless you have some special feelings about decapitating angels
SSnakeAce: Can Panda be a Chobu?
oddmeg: i wonder how common it is for games to have accessability advisors? like these chobu hunts are literally making me feel nauseous from focusing on these scenes. is this like me being weird or something that an accessibility advisor would have caught?
SquareDotCube: Lamp?
angryoptimist: Is there much of a market for this type of stereotypical kitch *in* China?
angryoptimist: Like, is there a big market for panda statues/dolls?
Juliamon: oddmeg I think it's more an issue of how Ian is searching, rather than the minigame itself
johkmil: This town is really capitalist
Juliamon: Ian moves around a bit erratically
Tempest2097: Fun fact, part of the reason they can't excavate the first emperor's tomb is that he FLOODED IT WITH MERCURY
cosmikmulder: can you look at the shop from the outside quick
Pal_Friendpatine: @oddmeg is it that you aren’t controlling the camera or that the scenes are complex for you?
Tempest2097: literal actual mercury the element.
angryoptimist: Right, he thought it'd make him immortal.
SquareDotCube: Brow-Ian Motion
angryoptimist: Incidentally, it probably helped him die.
oddmeg: @Juliamon i dont think its the movement its focusng on details with many smilliar items tha are fairly small in the scene, duno what but its always caused me issues :D
Tempest2097: As it turns out mercury doesn't make you immortal
angryoptimist: It certainly didn't make him immortal, anyway.
cosmikmulder: i see it
Tempest2097: Ian, that's called dying
Mangledpixel: Ian is a fluid?
SnivianMoon: How many Great Waves do you need?
cosmikmulder: on the banister between the photos i believe?
cosmikmulder: to your right
Tempest2097: You don't want high concentrations of Ian to go away from you
cosmikmulder: other ones
johkmil: How do we know that he didn’t become immortal if we can’t find him under the mercury?
cosmikmulder: ding ding
TehAmelie: they call mercury "living silver" and you say it doesn't have magical life-giving proiperties? hogwash!
wildpeaks: sneaky
Mangledpixel: also, yes, that's not what Brownian motion is. Brownian motion is random jiggling due to lots of particle collisions
Juliamon: Also, considering how many of the chobus are colored so similarly to their surroundings, they absolutely didn't take accessibility into account for it. But it's also not a necessary part of the game.
SnivianMoon: Just a note, there IS a chobu in the Martial Arts Hall just there in front of you.
Tempest2097: Basically there are multiple ways mercury can poison you but the worst is inhalation of mercury fumes.
noSmokeFire: Ian's doing that, too, Mangledpixel
Tempest2097: Do NOT inhale mercury
Mangledpixel: true
angryoptimist: Well, the trick to staying alive is to act as a particle. You move to areas of low concentration as a unit.
Tempest2097: With Martial arts you learn to be both a particle AND a wave.
Mangledpixel: you were looking at the set name
Sarah_Serinde: There's a herb near the martial arts hall
Trakshvar: Altough i am curous. What is the weirdest thing you have ever made or fixed ian? Not just on ttsf but in general
Mangledpixel: not the shop names
Sarah_Serinde: And apparently also a chobu
SquareDotCube: missed an herb
Mangledpixel: the shop names were on the right of the screen
angryoptimist: When do we learn the Turtle Hermit Wave in this game?
Sarah_Serinde: Oh more than one then :D
Sarah_Serinde: Yeah SnivianMoon said there was a chobu
SnivianMoon: Yes indeed. I admit I don't know quite what it's good for, since it's not part of a set.
SquareDotCube: remember to eat
cosmikmulder: there are a LOT MORE CHOBUS
Mangledpixel: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Chobu
TheSpindash: Well, Ian, I counted. Apparently the 25-hour span from the beginning of yesterday's Live through the end of tonight's Cam & Ian, you'll have been streaming 11 of those hours.
wildpeaks: but you'll always know it's there, somewhere, lurking
SnivianMoon: Fair point!
BahamutZER0: chobus are like spiders, you're never further than 6 ft away from one
Tantusar: Beatcounting Restaurant!
oddmeg: have a happy break ian <3
LuHeGi: lrrHEART
johkmil: Good stream!
TStodden: Chobus, Free Candy?
Sarah_Serinde: !patreon
LRRbot: 2413 patrons for a total of $14,153.14 per month.
TheMoatman: I should build a drone
WalrusOntheCourt: You get a chobu, and you get a chobu...
angryoptimist: Chobus Like Spiders is the Stars Like Dust sequel nobody asked for.
TehAmelie: merry xmas. have a gingerbread man
Laogeodritt: Thanks for the stream Ian, bye chat! I'm going to go take care of household things so I can settle in for A Very Cam and Ian Christmas.
LuHeGi: glad to see you
Sarah_Serinde: It is a Wednesday
TheSpindash: Schedule's blank until Boxing Day
Sarah_Serinde: It's not currently in the schedule
BlackBlade_: bye lrrIAN_SA !
SnivianMoon: Thank you for the stream Ian!
TheSpindash: Thanks!
Sarah_Serinde: !schedule
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Sarah_Serinde: And then very soon Ian back in
GrandLlamaQ: !next
LRRbot: Next scheduled stream: Rhythm Cafe (Heather and Ian continue their never-ending quest to play ALL THE RHYTHM GAMES! Game: Project Arrhythmia) at Sun 04:00 PM PST (1m ago).
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orbitaltuna: does the title and category still say shenmue for anyone else
Juliamon: It does
IsThis___Art: oh right. Ian and Cam Stare Into Your Soul Hour.
orbitaltuna: i shall join them in sipping my peach juice
wildpeaks: chyrCoffee
BrokenGolem: i love this intro!
IsThis___Art: d'aww happy intro
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TehAmelie: hellos
ZealousCrow: So much Ian tonight
Sarah_Serinde: tiltyhEXTREME lunarj1Heart
Tempest2097: Primarchs? So you got scattered by chaos and then met each other and then half of you betrayed the other half?
wildpeaks: not yet, but that sounds like a typical monday
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angryoptimist: Ah, my favorite stream.
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Wrexadecimal: Ian plz
DigitalSeahorse: lrrSPOT_SA lrrSPOOP_SA ssandHUG_SA ssandSPOOKED_SA lrrALEX_SA ssandRAINBOW_SA
angryoptimist: This is a fast boots and cats.
jamesk902: That is a de-lite-ful pun.
wildpeaks: well
Earthenone: pretty late
Sarah_Serinde: Ooh Heather has the fish tea
ZealousCrow: getting pretty late
TheSpindash: XD It'll be out tomorrow probably!
wildpeaks: are we hacking a planet ?
Tempest2097: Maybe story has bits?
TheMoatman: A few years ago, there was a shortage of a printed circuit board material called MEGTRON 6 (capitalized like that). I mention this only because there's a PCB material called MEGTRON 6
wildpeaks: I mean, I dig the menu music at least
angryoptimist: lrrHERE
DarkMorford: lrrWOW
wildpeaks: that is way too pretty to be unix-y
SuperSugarSloth: lrrBEEJ_RD lrrBEEJ_RD lrrBEEJ_RD
angryoptimist: lrrFINE
Erudite_Cynic: this is some ill boes
orbitaltuna: it said something about official levels
Erudite_Cynic: bodes
niccus: "late 2019" means "when 2019 is dead"