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  1. Tattoos

    Boombastic bump But the markings of my Red/Blue squad is immortalised!
  2. I'm wanting one of those sweet N64 controllers to use with this, because playing with the Switch controller is bollocks, but Nintendo don't seem to know a boombastic business model and aren't giving the people what they want (and I'm resisting the ebay scalper temptation) has anyone been using any of the third party ones available?
  3. Will it be a thing that the legendary with two jet engines for an anus will be another genetic 'mon like Genesect?
  4. N-E Book Club (or just a chat about books)

    Wow! I've not heard that name in awhile, I read one of the versions of that whilst I was at uni, oooh... about16 years ago. Depressing! As much as I love physical books, their natural size and my desire to keep them in a good condition means I don't take them out of the house unless it's for an extended stay, so I finally bowed to my Dad's recommendation of a Kindle which he had been touting the benefits of for awhile (as a bus driver he gets periods of downtime between shifts) and asked for one for my birthday. Plus it meant those books I got from Humble Bundles I didn't either have to A) sit at my computer to read or B) attempt to read a whole book on my phone (which I have done a coupla times, it does grate) It's been under two months and I've read the following (taking full advantage over the free Kindle reads): Crimes Against Magic - Hellequin Chronicles part 1 - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13608133-crimes-against-magic 1984 - not bad, surprised he didn't die at the end A Time of Dread - Of Blood and Bone part 1 - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34392663-a-time-of-dread - I'll will be getting more of these if the price comes down. The Mortal Blade - Magelands Eternal Siege part 1 - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54800094-the-mortal-blade? - I liked this also, and will be getting more once I've finished Hellequin, I did consider bouncing between next stages in the series, but worried myself things would blur, so this is on hold. Ghoulslayer - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/54800094-the-mortal-blade? - one of the Warhammer Black Library books I got from a Humble Bundle. Chosen: Beautiful Ones Trilogy Part 1(Cassandra Programme Series) https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/50895491-chosen - This started off slow and then went to 200 way to quick in an extreme way which put me right off wanting to read more* Currently reading Born Of Hatred, the second in the Hellequin Chronicles books, over halfway in under a week. Physically I've just gone through A Court of Thorns and Roses Series by Sarah J Maas, borrowing them from someone at work. Bit of fantasy mixed in with some hardcore plowing at parts. I've never read/watched Twilight, but I imagine they're not too dissimilar. Just finished The Black Coast by Mike Brooks, bought on a whim, not a bad book, but I didn't care enough to invest in the next in the books. The use of pronouns to dictate social standing (he/hé and various other lines above the e), was off-putting to the point where I just ignored it, and the constant use of people referring to themselves in the third person felt more like a way to pad the word count than trying to create a foreign dialogue. I'll still try to enjoy physical books, I've got a copy of Heroes by Stephen Fry which has been on the bedside for years now looking at me.
  5. Job woes/wins

    The person who I worked with, got this job so I've been working under her for a year, decided to apply for the role above hers as that person had moved on. She got it, which left her role up for grabs. applied, did a bit more prep and got it this time. Woo! Now they need to put out the vacancy for my old job
  6. Return to Monkey Island

    Woo! I'm hoping it doesn't rewrite the series, because I've always wondered what happened between being stuck on Big Whoop, and then floating in the middle of the ocean on a bumper car
  7. So the Funimation app will soon be redundant? If not already
  8. What Have You Bought?

    Some shizzle from 3DS eShop before they close. I had £9 on my balance it seemed, but had to buy another voucher, because paying exact price for stuff is crazy apparently. And this was at a boombastic discount, under £4 So now I've got £6 left on balance and I dunno what to get. Maybe the second Boxboy game or something... any recommendations?
  9. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    I think I'm about 45ish. Maybe not even that.
  10. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    I'm down to needing Umbreon, Togetic/kiss, Pichu, Wyrdeer and I think that's it. But with two of those needing happiness (I'm going to try that flying Togetic but those flying balls are a pain to use), and there are nosl side missions left, I'm not sure if I can be bothered. The game starts off slow, which is fine, builds up nicely but too quickly, plateau'ing way too soon so that by the end you've got a fair bit to do, but bugger all to do. I spent yesterday watching Deep Space Nine with the Switch undocked (a massive rarity) stood nearby with me periodically checking the map for a distortion so I could get the fossil dudes.
  11. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    How exactly do you "investigate" these massive mass outbreaks? I'm trying to for a mission, I've caught batches, I've beaten the shit out of others, but it doesn't tick it off the list.
  12. Home Improvement / DIY

    The missus needed some space to hang a wok and a pan, we don't really have anything available. So I bought some thick screws, had them come out either side of a cupboard, pow, handles for pans.
  13. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    I'm starting to feel this more and more, the credits have rolled and all I'm stuck with are a small handful of missions, the majority of which are the "catch the rare Pokémon", I'm not entirely sure how the Weather Trio will appear in their respective areas during these storms, but I'll have a little fap about before I get bored and Google it. I spent the majority of yesterday sleeping on and off to get a full moon for the Clefairy mission, whilst trying to complete the Cherrim entry for another. It's amazing how many aren't in trees when you want them. In the end I just had to use agile tackles against a Luxray which shortly knocked me out + short trek to the camp = rinse and repeat. I don't know if I'll have the energy to complete the 'dex. I'm getting the sensation that it's more of a slog than walking in the wild grass and hoping for something rare to jump out. I'm not sure why they've gone with the anime trope of people whipping off their clothes to show their "true form", especially when they look fucking stupid and not even hinted (from memory) that they're anything other than what they were originally (Pokémon "Wielder"?! really?!). The only one who ever had that effect was Giovanni being the Viridian Gym Leader, and he didn't need a wardrobe change.
  14. Pokémon Legends: Arceus

    What's peoples' practices when doing the dex? Currently (just settled 2nd frenzied mon, 3 star) and trying to move away from the loyal members staying in my squad, rotating out to get missions done (Quilava exception) I'm trying to get multiple missions done simultaneously, for example my last shafting was using my Barboach to use Mud ball (or something) on Shinx's to take them out, do so with a ground move and using that move a number of times. But the thing that's dampening my flow is that I'm standing by the pastures, seeing in the den what move I'd like to use multiple times, then going into the pastures menu and seeing if that 'mon has that move, rinse and repeat. (Currently pimpsmacking Drifloons with Gastly's Astonish)
  15. Never been a fan of the series to be honest. On my third attempt of a controller for le Banjo, the punk Sword and Shield Pro controller, it has better sensitivity for slow walking, but I'm starting Rusty Bucket Bay and I'm abusing those load states like a bitch in the engine room. I did start Phantasy Star IV, but sadly it got pushed to the wayside. I did start Breath of Fire, but when I learned it was what was ported to the GBA, which I have done previously, it was abandoned. I am fully aware of the irony here.
  16. I've split mine with the wife and the in the laws, because they loved the Mega Drive shizzle. However I'm crossing my fingers they're playing it as much as I am so it doesn't feel like a total waste. Bollocks to Animal Crossing also.
  17. I'm finding some lag in the room before Gobi's Desert with the revolving jump pad. Apart from that...
  18. Did they change it for the online one? Can't say I noticed. But it does look like comic sans I will admit.
  19. What font would you have preferred? Arial?! To be honest I never gave the font any thought in this game then, or now, it compliments the aesthetic perfectly.
  20. Comic Sans is used to perfection here. I can't imagine a better font to use. I'm dying a fair bit, at least 3-4 tiimes, and I've just opened Freezeezy Peak (but not started) I've sorted Mumbo's Mountain/Trove Cove/Clanker* and two left to go in Bubblegloop, the inside croc one which I'll need the shoes for, and the one near Mumbos hut which the joycon enjoys being waaay too sensitive and I keep falling off. I can't wait for the 64 controller to be back in stock, this fapping around with the "C" buttons really grates, I keep getting the camera sides mixed up and when you're either trying to move the camera/shoot eggs it likes to fuck about. The wife got one of those wired Gamecube controllers awhile back, may hook that up and give it a try. *not all honeycomb pieces though
  21. YES! I've not managed to properly do this for a few years in the past, but I remembered! Which was nice. So... what promises are you going to make to yourself that you may fail to fulfil!? I shall kick things off... Get back into the saxophone - I had to cancel my lessons a few years ago because I lost my job and never got properly back into the career game to keep up the investment. Now I know I'm in permanent employment, I've contacted my old sensei who originally seemed interested but has fallen off replying to me. So I may have to source another. Keep up with ze German - I'm learning German with Duolingo and it's going alright, maybe 2-3rd attempt at learning the language, but this app makes it more fun. Don't want to fall off and it be for nothing. Additional gains - I've been going to the gym once a week to do some a class on a Monday. I've recently been doing 2 on a Monday as they're one after the other and they're basically the same thing, so it's more reps etc. But I'd like to go a second day and maybe focus on some more machines and maybe some free weights, dependant on gym-bros hogging them all. Brush more - I know... I only brush once a day most of the time before bed, don't really do it in the morning because I don't have breakfast before I leave the house. I've got a brush/toothpaste in my drawer at work for when I get those uber feels, but it isn't consistent enough, and I can feel the gaps closing in my teeth. Get through painting backlog/buy less miniatures - I have too much to wade through and I keep buying more, so cleaning my decks of half painted stuff would be nice. GO!
  22. How do you de-stress?

    Few things I like to do... Nap - I generally have a coupla hours nap after work. Paint - having a nice Warhammer model that I can bend to my whim in any colour I like, really take your time on, make it as simple or as detailed as you like, spend time thinking about any embellishments/basing options. And if you make a mistake, can easily cover it up, or give it a methylated spirit bath and start over. By the end you have a nice display piece. If you continue with other models you can always return to older ones to add touch ups with new techniques you've picked up along the way. If you're not interested in starting an army it gives you bigger scope for what models you can choose as you're not constrained. Tis most therapeutic.
  23. Lego!

    Season two has just started on E4 if any feels
  24. EEVIL's New Year Resolution Thread!

    Oh yes! I would also like to cut down on the beer, I don't think I could drink less properly, so might as well drink something more slimming
  25. Metroid Dread

    It's what I've been doing normally also, but the moment I feel like trying something new... get shafted. Got to last boss last night, failed spectacularly. This kinda shit is why I didn't bother fully completing Hollow Knight. I love the exploration and boss battles where things get thrown at you and you hit dat weak spot - but I really don't like this frantic split second timing sort of battles, where you always have to be doing something. It just gets exhausting and sucks the fun. So for the moment I'm going to go on a tour with the power bomb and get energy tanks, because I know I'm going to need them.