A Ramble About Indicators

About twenty minutes ago, I got home from shopping, after one of the most stressful drives in a while. I’m sure we’ve all had one of those days. No matter how confident and safe you are on the road, you simply can’t trust other people to be the same. The trip I make from the shop and back home doesn’t take long, it’s about 10 minutes both ways. Sure, I could theoretically walk to a closer, more expensive shop. But it’s like 32C while in the shade, and most of the walk has no shade at all. As much as… [Continue Reading]

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Prisma Machete

A couple of weeks ago, I had an idea for an article, but it was very late. Rather than turning on my computer and immediately writing the idea down, I ended up with this. An article titled “Prisma Machete”. Unfortunately though, I didn’t write anything else down. It was a blank slate, an empty canvas, for me to spew words onto in the future. Returning to the present, I am struggling to think of things to write about. After all, both Pokemon GO and Warframe had their big, yearly events last week. But the title of this article has nothing… [Continue Reading]

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The Bloody Awful Design of Local Cans of Cola

I’ll be honest, I like the odd glass of cola. Unlike a lot of people, I’m not too fussed on the whole Coca Cola VS Pepsi war. Ain’t got time for that. However, whenever I have a cola beverage, it has to be sugar free. Now, I’ve rambled about sugar free drinks before. Because I don’t like tea or coffee and most drinks are sugary, I don’t have that many options. Diet and Zero-style colas are generally my best bet if I’m at a restaurant or something. But lately, something has been massively bothering me. The packaging on local brands… [Continue Reading]

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Balancing and Being Overpowered in a PvE Game

One argument that comes up a lot in PvE games is how do you balance them? After all, you’re fighting AI, so balance should be easier, right? After all, there’s no human players around to bother you. You can’t hurt the feelings of AI characters and NPCs. They’re not alive, so they don’t care how badly they get their asses kicked by us. A common argument is that it’s just PvE stuff, so balance doesn’t matter. We can be overpowered all we like, nothing can stop us. But in all honestly, this argument just doesn’t hold up. There needs to… [Continue Reading]

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Dear Person with the Buzz Saw

Dear person with the buzz saw, You probably won’t ever read this. After all, why would you? I’m just some random person who lives nearby, completely anonymous to you, writing a rant post on a website you’ve never heard of. And you, you’re a person with a buzz saw, happily doing some DIY. At least, I assume it’s a buzz saw. For all I know, it could be a chain saw. Or an angle grinder. Heck, it might even be some sort of sander. But I don’t know, I’ve never seen it. It belongs to you, someone who lives in… [Continue Reading]

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Odd Pokemon I’d Like to See Community Days for in Pokemon GO

Community Days are always a lot of fun. After all, how can you not like 1/25 shiny chances and special moves? It’s true, not all Community Days are equal. But no matter the Pokemon, it’s still fun to catch some shinies. There used to be a rather strict pattern when it came to Community Days. However, in 2020, the pattern was changed, and it became open season. Even Pokemon who have shinies, like Machop, Gastly and even Gible, have had a chance. And this means ANY Pokemon could theoretically have a Community Day. Really, the only rule now is that… [Continue Reading]

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My Worries about the Sisters of Parvos

I haven’t really done a speculation article in a while. Mostly because my speculations are always wrong. With Warframe, pretty much anything can happen in an update. But this isn’t so much speculation as it is worries and concerns. Ever since we got Call of the Tempestarii, I’ve been worried about the Sisters of Parvos update. After all, it’s a massive update that has been pushed back repeatedly. Too long in the oven? To get an idea how long this update has been pushed back, we were teased ephemeras and weapons for Sisters of Parvos last year. We also had… [Continue Reading]

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On Painting Everyone with the Same Furry Brush

When I first clambered onto the internet, I used the name “Phovos the Raptor” as my online persona. The name, to me at least, sounded unique and cool and slightly badass, and was fitting for a 16 year old girl pretending to be a 16 year old boy who spent most of her time writing bad Bionicle fan fiction and being overly apologetic towards Bohrok and Rahkshi. In hindsight, it’s not a great name at all, but I still occasionally use the name Phovos if my preferred usernames Medic and Retvik aren’t available. These days though, I tend to leave… [Continue Reading]

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On Sugar Free Drinks

As far as I can recall, I’ve always had sugar free drinks. I very, very rarely buy sugared drinks, and those are only for emergencies. What emergencies, you might ask? Hypoglycemia, low blood sugar. While having a sugary drink is normally bad for a diabetic, that sugar hit can sometimes be life-saving*. But despite that, I remember never having sugared drinks. However, I never really noticed this, but people seem to have an aversion to diet drinks. Especially big brand fizzy drinks. I always assumed this was because of taste. After all, you can’t really replicate glucose perfectly. Glucose has… [Continue Reading]

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Junglers in MOBAs seems like the most depressing role in a game ever

Every multiplayer game generally tends to split players into different roles. MMOs are best known for splitting into DPS, Tank and healer roles. In MOBAs, the roles are often caked directly into the game, with very little overlap. You pick an ADC, you play as an ADC, for example. However, there’s one particular role that has always confused me: the humble Jungler. A quick preamble though. Before I start talking about this role, I have to point out that I’m not very good at MOBAs. Nor do I really play them any more. Despite the fact I’ve fumbled around in… [Continue Reading]

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