Aliens Aliens Aliens

Space is big. Very big. Big enough that, if you printed out all the memes in the universe out and laid them side by side, there’d still be a fuckton of space left over. Heck, in our solar system alone, like 90% of it is nothing but empty space, punctuated by the odd asteroid. My point is, space is mindbogglingly big. But because it’s so big, that means there’s aliens in it, right? There’s gotta be tons of aliens, all looking for intelligent life. Loads of aliens looking up to the sky, just like we do, wondering whether there is… [Continue Reading]

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Don’t Worry About Valentines Day

For the 26th year in a row, I’m going to be single for Valentines Day. Does that bother me? No. Because it’s just Valentines Day. For starters, it’s supposed to be a holy day, commemorating two martyred saints, both called Valentine, one of Rome and one of Terni, back in the days where being a Christian was a pretty scary thing if you lived in most places on Earth rather than just a handful of them. While not much is known of Valentine of Terni, Valentine of Rome was killed because he’d been caught marrying people in a Christian fashion,… [Continue Reading]

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Not Always Black and White

Not everything is black and white. This is a phrase I find myself repeating a lot in pretty much any discussion. Very often, when we look at things, we see that the things we agree with, the things we like and the things we understand as being white. Good. Honest. True. At the same time, we see the unknown, the wrong, the dissenting opinion, as being black and false and evil. But that’s rarely the case. There are always oddities, caveats exceptions to rules and laws. Nothing is ever clear cut, nothing is ever black or white. Let’s take gambling… [Continue Reading]

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On Self-Help Books and Writers

Most writing about self-help is bollocks. There. I said it. It’s all bollocks. Chance and circumstance. Coincidence and blind luck. And very often nothing more than the use of common sense. What prompted me to write this? Well, I’ve always been stuck inside that social media circle, of older women looking for things they want and need and not finding them. The middle aged and older woman is the perfect target for the self-help market. A book one can read or listen to in your spare time, which is easy on the eyes and ears and doesn’t require too much… [Continue Reading]

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Running Out of Standing

In Warframe, ‘standing’ is a currency. Not only does standing measure your rank within a syndicate, from anything from the bickering relay Syndicates to the unplayed Conclave to the secretive Quills and Nox Solaris, but it’s also a currency that you can use to buy things. It’s basically using reputation with a group as cash. Standing can be earned in a huge number of ways, depending on each Syndicate. The six normal Syndicates all have daily missions which reward more standing based on your rank, as well as medallions which can be traded in for standing later on, and you… [Continue Reading]

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Why is Mann VS Machine Fun?

As one can tell from my increasing play times and number of articles about Warframe, despite the fact I still call myself Medic, I play very little Team Fortress 2 any more. Normally, you can’t get me to even open the game. I refuse to touch the competitive mode with a pointy stick, I couldn’t chill out enough to play community competitive and playing Medic in pubs is often a tiring experience as any Medic will tell you. But if someone invites me to play Mann VS Machine? Fuck it, I’m in! But why? What drives me to play what… [Continue Reading]

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More Rambling About Pokemon GO

Pokemon GO is something I kinda wish I jumped on earlier. But how could I have jumped on the bandwagon when I had no mobile data on my phone plan? It’s only been the last year or so that I’ve had 4G to use, and holy heck I have treated it like a scarce resource. To the point that I genuinely felt bad getting a €6 top up of 250MB. Because I’d used up my 150MB playing Pokemon GO. Yes, mobile data here is expensive. And free WI-FI areas are few and far between, assuming you can even connect in… [Continue Reading]

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The Anti-Roller

Rolling is good in Warframe. It’s amazing. Rolling makes you a smaller target. Rolling makes you take less damage. Rolling enables you to reposition and change your direction in an instant. Rolling is a key part of being able to traverse maps quickly and efficiently. The only negative thing about rolling is the fact that it cancels reload animations, but rolling with some weapons at the end of the reload can shave a few seconds off. Basically, rolling is great. Unless you’re playing Limbo. You see, Limbo doesn’t roll. When Limbo does his equivalent of a roll, he enters the… [Continue Reading]

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Fallout 4, Beauty and Grace with Radiation

“I got you a game!” Brother says as he throws a plastic bag at me. “Noooo!” I scream as I stare at my overflowing Steam library, filled with unplayed games. “It’s Fallout 4 though! Game of the Year version! Only cost €15!” Brother counters, thrusting the game into my hands. “You like Fallout, right?” Actually, I don’t really like Fallout. It’s a cool world but it’s too slow and too close to real life. I’ve always been way more of a fantasy person, never been a fan of post-apocalyptic scenarios in radiation-filled landscapes. But Fallout 4 was a gift and… [Continue Reading]

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I Completely Forgot To Do A Deadpool 2 Movie Review

I’ve seen Deadpool 2 three times and I haven’t reviewed it. Isn’t that a bit crazy? Isn’t it crazy that I saw the movie two whole times? Well that last thing not so much. Because my dad (big comic book fan) wanted to see it with me, so did my brother and so did my cousin on one of the last showings. Totally a family film. No, really. It’s a family film. As in the main theme of the story is family and having people you can fall back on and relationship stuff and things like that. All that being… [Continue Reading]

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