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  2.  Whew, that was a GRIND! Starting Monarch next because I have a fleet of the required ships to use for the XP farm. These priority ships are insane to unlock. I only have so many cog chips for her. I guess I need to start shelling out the 8k gold every time her large project rolls around. X_x


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  4. DeathscytheX

    YT thread

    Boiled Peanuts are a southern delicacy. Boiling a raw peanut changes the taste. Its impossible to describe. If you ever see boiled peanuts in a can, avoid it. Its not good. Its as blasphemous as those Hormel canned tamales. I personally only like the cajun boiled peanuts. Normal boiled peanuts are just wet peanuts with a different taste But the spices make it heavenly when its done cajun style. I'm not buying the NY Pizza thing. I've watched so many videos of people with their NY pizzas. I fail to see how it can be any better than anywhere else. There are 2 New Yorkers that opened up pizza places here that make it as you described. Their pizzas are big, and foldable. And I do enjoy them, and mostly eat my pizza there because they are local, but its just different. I do like that grease bomb limp crust that Pizza Hut has every now an then, but they use that super processed cheese. Pizza is just bread, sauce, and cheese to me. The NY style pizza isn't overwhelmingly better. You can't make cheese or sauce into something more mindblowingly amazing, all you can do is make the bread different. There is a guy from Chicago that makes deep dish across the bay and I need to go try that since it seems unique. There is also a guy from Philly that has his own philly cheesestake shop, and its magical. But hes super old and I bet the place closes when he passes away. Same with one of the pizza parlors I mentioned. That dude is old and has like a few teenagers to run the register. He works 6 days a week and closes on Mondays I think, and Wednesday hes only open half the day. Basically he's the only one that makes the stuff and I doubt he'll share his secret and pass on the shop to someone else. Both those shops have like a 28 inch pizza as their largest size. Its so ridiculously huge. I dunno how some people get it into their car. The box is so big it barely fits through the door without tilting the pizza. We use to have Dinosaur BBQ sauce in the grocery stores around here. It was spicy and so good. Its hard to find now. It was def one of my favorites. We have a pretty good local BBQ scene here. But no one will ever convince me there is better BBQ than what I had in Memphis TN. Our Italian scene is kinda small. We have a few nice little places, and then bottom tier Olive Garden. Someone that i knew worked there and said all they do is open frozen bags and heat the stuff up. Our Mexican and Asian scene has exploded over the past 10 years or so. All the Chinese buffets went under around here with the rise of fresh and delicious sit down places. We have Chinese, Vietnamese, and a ton of Thai places which is probably my favorite. There was a Phillipine place but sadly that closed down. I think the city force them into it because they were operating out of a really old but big home that kinda was just in the middle of a business district. The building probably wasn't up to code and they couldn't afford to renovate. We have a lot of Hibachi and Sushi places, and my favorite, the anti-social hibachi places where they don't have the table and the performance that gets old after the 3rd time you seen it. I love hibachi food, I hate the cooking performance and all the other randos at the table I don't know. We also have a lot of hibachi to go places. All the homestyle cooking places went under too because no one really wants to go out and pay to eat something they make a home. Cracker Barrel is the closest thing to that we have left. Back to Mexican, If the Mexican places there don't have Lengua, Chorizo, and/or Tripe somewhere on the menu, it ain't mexican. Its just Tex Mex. Gotta have Tortas, Sopes, and Empanadas. I remember the first authentic place that opened here, they had a menu that was "american mexican" and then the second half that was in all Spanish. I'd always order from that after typing stuff into google translate. Eventually they translated it themselves in captions. Next thing you know we have like 5 or 6 now that serve the good stuff. You won't find ground beef anywhere at most of them. Def should check out that Irish Pub, probably the best lamb chops you'll ever have if they know what they're doing. There's one about 60 miles from me, that me and a few friends go visit on a special occasion. They have some of the best food there is. They make a killer ribeye, but I enjoy their Lamb Chops and these Jameson's glazed pork chops that are as big as a ribeye. EDIT: Oh I forgot, Our seafood scene is our pride and joy. We are the gulf coast after all. Red Lobster is trash. Nothing beast fresh caught seafood. There is basically a strip along the bayway of nothing but seafood restaurants. A little more west in Mississippi, there is an all you can eat catfish house, and there are just various seafood and seafood infusion places. There is one little in the know place that has seafood and burgers/steak/chicken dishes. I have some friends that are married, the husband hates seafood, so its their favorite place since he can get a burger or steak, and she can have a seafood platter and both parties are happy.
  5. Sledgstone

    YT thread

    That sounds so nasty. ROTFLMAO! I don't know what nasty diet he was on, I have never heard of sugar and rice. I'll have to find a youtube video for food in our area. Theres alot of variety if you go to restaurants, homestyle food diners, fast food places, steak houses, local burger restaurants, italian places, BBQ (look up Dinosaur BBQ, great place), mexican, indian, chinese, japanese hibachi, etc. Theres a huge variety, but I hardly eat out. In terms of more prominent, I suppose we have alot of Italian, german and irish influences in this area. Theres an irish pub right down the road from me, but I still haven't tried the food there. Theres alot of Italian places and we have some of the best pizza in the country in NY. Most places here, you order a large pizza, you'll get a hand tossed thin crust pizza with a decent crust. When you pick it up, you can fold the pizza at the crust to help support the pizza so it doesn't flop downward when you aim it at your mouth. Our local stores sell giannelli sausage, wunderbar german bologna and a variety of other stuff, like hoffman franks, snappys and mustards. All stuff that came from this region. A snappy cooked on the grill and served with some pan cooked sausage and peppers with some mustard and ketchup and little relish, thats the shit right there. Serve it with some salt potatoes and thats an amazing summer meal here. We usually cook at home all the time. During the summer I'll bbq or grill. During the summer I'll cook steaks on the cast iron so I don't have to grill in the snow. Lady will make meatballs in the crockpot, served with rigatoni or angel hair pasta, we'll do meatloafs, pork chops, pork loins, beef stew, beef roast, pork roast, beef and veggie soup, steaks, pork steaks, ribs, jerky style ribs, pulled pork, plenty of veggies, lots of baked potatoes, mashed potatoes, homemade potato fries, etc. etc. btw, I forgot to ask, wtf is a boiled peanut!? Oh, and I have never heard of memes about unsweetened tea until just now.
  6. Yea, dying is fucking weird in FFXIV. There are so many pieces I wish dyed better then they do for some of the glamours I want to make but sadly they won't.
  7. Strider Hiryu

    Flashy Bow 3

    Lets face it Migardsormr isn't impressed by much, even my flashy bow.
  8. DeathscytheX

    YT thread

    Brisk is NOT sweet tea. Any restaurant trying to serve that down here will get called out. Anything thats premade in a bottle outside of a jug of Milo's is like saying Kool-Aid is juice. Only freshly brewed is acceptable. You can just type in unsweet tea meme into google and there is an endless supply. Grits on the other hand. Its not for everyone, but I bet you had it just plain cooked, super gritty and zero butter or salt. Its like eating grape nuts stew that way. There is a very low concern for eating habits in the south. Most grits are loaded with butter and salt. It takes on a more creamy texture. Cheese is a must as well, but its much better when used as a part of a dish rather than the main dish. Shrimp and Grits are pretty popular. Chicken and Waffles are actually pretty good. But its not really common. Only one restaurant served it here and it shut down. Biscuits and gravy is magical. The sausage gravy itself is incredible. Its not gravy in the sense of turkey gravy. its not soupy, its like a semi solid of meat and salt . That lay's potato chip flavor a few years ago pretty much tasted just like the gravy. KFC biscuits are kinda dry. If you have a Popeyes up there, now that's a biscuit. Hardee's/Carl's Jr makes pretty good biscuits too. My uncle is from Minnesota and hes a super picky eater but likes weird shit like sugar and rice. wtf? He doesn't like any spicy stuff and eats the most bland foods. Thats my view of northern cuisine. I figured NYC is different because it's a cultural hub, but from what my friends that visited or lived there have said, there are no good Mexican places. As good as Taco Bell is, its trash tier. Basically what McDonalds is to Five Guys is the best comparison i can give.
  9. I think she was an undercover prostitute? She had amnesia at the time and was hooked up with some mob boss guy. They were apparently f*cking in their relationship, but she was actually playing him to get info about some girl she was trying to find, who ended up being Raven.. and none of that made sense because Corey (starfire, because nobody uses a superhero name in this show) was in some other country like Argentina or something and these mob/ criminal boss ppl had info about a teen girl in ohio. Wtf. When Corey finally got her memory back she didn't flash back to any of that, nor explain anything she did that lead her to those ppl... and she didn't even bother to change her clothes because I guess her character liked dressing like a prostitute? Wtf. We eventually find out she is royalty so it's even more baffling why she dressed like that to begin with. She even had another neon purple outfit she switched to halfway during season 1 that didn't look good either. And her character is very open to sex, which makes her even more different from her comic counterpart. I don't care what race she is, her character is supposed to be orange and beastboy is supposed to be green. Im guessing the show runners didn't want to deal with all the makeup and decided to cast them both as minorities instead, ok then. The guy that played Bruce Wayne was whatshisface from GoT. Old dude with no muscles. That was almost more unbelievable. Lol. I always expect batman to be a big muscular guy but I guess he doesn't always have to be. Ehh.
  10. Sledgstone

    YT thread

    The manners in the south sounds like almost every place I've been to in the North except for impoverished neighborhoods. I think the USA is mostly a friendly place. I had a coworker from Pakistan who always said everyone is so nice here. "In pakistan as soon as you walk into a store, people start judging you by your clothes, your way of walking, the way you present yourself. Meanwhile here in NY, if someone walks in front of you while you're looking at a shelf they'll say "excuse me", that never happens in Pakistan. Someone even complimented my dress the other day. Its a night and day difference. Everyone is so nice here." I've never been to NYC so I can't say how their manners are or not, I've heard mostly nice things tho. I have eaten grits once in my life and didn't like it. Maybe it wasn't made well.. but the texture was nasty to me. I have 4 boxes of tea packets for unsweeted tea in my cupboard. I drink a cup about once or twice a week, I'm mostly a coffee person, but my parents drink unsweetened tea all day every day. The restaurants here usually serve both, most sweet tea is brisk and served at fast food along with all the other sodas. BBQ = smoked meat. Back before I learned the power of smoked meat people would refer to all gatherings of people eating meat off a grill as a BBQ, but not for me. When me or my friends have a BBQ theres smoked pulled pork involved, or smoked ribs, or something else smoked. And usually accompanied by grilled food as well. If I ever visit the south, the only places I'd eat at would be all the different BBQ. Chicken and waffles and biscuits and gravy as a meal never looked appealing to me. My brother and his family will make biscuits and gravy, but the only biscuits I ever eat are the ones from KFC they throw in the box or during holiday meals. I've changed my eating habits alot over the years tho and hardly ever eat out anymore. I go to restaurants like a couple times a year and fast food maybe once a week during winter and every other week in the summer. I should find a video like this for the Northeast. Everyone hears NY and think NYC. That city is basically in New Jersey and doesn't look anything like the rest of the state. Meanwhile I say a video about the NE because most of NY gets snow like the rest of the northeast states, but if you go to PA or OH, the weather is drastically more mild. Like in OH right now they're having spring with flowers already starting to bloom, meanwhile at my house theres still 6 inches of compacted snow all over the place as far as the eye can see.
  11. DeathscytheX

    YT thread

    Spending my whole life in the south, I never knew everyone didn't drink sweet tea or ate grits. Unsweetened tea is trash.
  12. Due to Orange Man Bad the people creating this show have to be racist. We'll always have Zoe Saldana as Gamora & Neytiri.
  13. I remember when this first hit all the media lambasted the fandom for being racist because no one liked how Starfire looked. They all said fans were mad because she was because she was black, but it was really because they gave her a flea market crusty the clown wig and a Halloween sexy princess dress from party city. But shes a prostitute? There was no context for this at first, but even though it makes somewhat more sense she still looks terrible. But in the new promo art she looks great. Old New Either way, what you described sounds awful. The whole WOKE culture gets on my nerves and I'm generally turned off by any kinda controversy before a show comes out these days. That whole racism fiasco put me off ever wanting to watch it. Its one thing to pick the best actor which they probably did with Anna Diop, but its another to just gender/race swap everyone just to do it. I hear that's what they've done to the Eternals. If you have to promote anything that's not relevant to the story or lore of a show/film. That's a big ole red flag for me. 9 times out of 10 the story is gonna be absolute ass. When Star Trek did the first on screen interracial kiss, they just did it. They didn't go out and promote it weeks before the episode. Different time and era of course, but the method still holds true. /end random rant.
  14. I watched it and I was surprised. I was expecting a boring movie made just to win an Oscar for emotional acting, and instead I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy a very well made movie. It was great in how it showcased mental instability leading to an eventual tragic ending. The acting was great and I'm glad they made this movie instead of focusing on that horrible Joker from Suicide Squad.
  15. The trailer is a year old and shows Netflix, but thats only for netflix outside of the US because in the US every f*cking company is its own streaming service now but outside of the US every company like DC universe and CBS All access sells all their content to Netflix still. Anyway, this trailer is horrible. lol. I watched both seasons 1 & 2. I have no idea when season 3 will be coming out. Season 1 was decent. If you watched the old cartoon and enjoyed it you'll be mostly disappointed. The characters are all over the place. Everyone mostly goes by their actual names instead of their superhero identities for some damn reason, even out in combat, who needs a secret identity I guess? All their powers or abilities are gimped to all hell. Robin/ Dick Grayson was ok in the first season, Raven is a complete mess "I can't control my powers", Starfire is a prostitute working with some mob guys and has amnesia? wtf? And her powers are so gimped, all she can do is shoot some fire, but only during the day... wtf? Thats like saying heres Superman, but he can only lift heavy things and move slightly faster than a regular person. Hawk and Dove are in this and they're probably the best characters in the series aside from Wondergirl/Donna Troy. And beastboy / Garth can only change into a tiger, instead of all animals.. and he sucks at it, takes forever, ends up naked afterwards and is absolutely nothing like his actual comic/ cartoon counterpart when it comes to fast changing animal combat. With that said, season 1 was actually pretty good. It was an interesting take on a group of people finding each other, helping each other out and forming a team. Season 2 completely fell apart. Season 2 was garbage writing, plot, etc. There were so many inconsistencies and flaws with almost every scenario. If season 1 was about an origin for everyone, fine, but season 2 should have been them fighting crime and being super heros... but instead its extremely slow with everyone hanging out at the Titan Tower, while all their lives crumble around them and the season dives into everyone's crumbling personal lives while nobody saves anybody or does anything to actually help the public until the very last episode. The only hero that actually did anything worth a damn in this series was Dove, she consistently did the right thing and beat peoples asses. Everyone else is just a trainwreck. I could go into more detail about how season 2 was a failure, but I'm sure theres youtube videos about it. Don't bother getting DC Universe streaming for this. And if a season 3 is coming it looks like it'll focus on Starfire for some reason, even more reason to pass. The actress is good, but the character and writing they give her is horrible. Starfire is an alien, and she'll talk about it, even to another guy from her planet, but they don't bother showing the planet in any kind of flashback, nor give any significant details about it except for some bad disney princess sounding plot line. She did get her memories back and it didn't change her character at all. wtf. I thought she'd start flying around, owning shit... nope. She can still only move as fast as a regular person, no flying and can only shoot some fire on occasion.
  16. Westworld season 2 was damn good. Robot uprising! Season 3 looks like it could become a prequel for terminator's robot apocalypse.
  17. Myk JL

    YT thread

    I'm so relieved to know that the only candidate who believes in Democracy "isn't a Democrat".
  18. This season looks to have a lot of twists
  19. I'm still getting PC crashes. I think its still my RAM, so I pulled another chip out and I'm testing it today. I've been having about 1-2 crashes a day lately and some days none, but the last 2 days its crashed 6-7 times each day. wtf. I'm down to 6gb of ram now assuming the 4 gb chip I pulled out was the bad one. I'd like to buy a new computer at this point, but if it is just the RAM causing these issues I'd be fine with dropping $50 or so on new memory. I just want my PC to be stable. x_x

    1. Sledgstone


      Holy crap, I did have 2 bad sticks of RAM. After I pulled that one out last thursday my PC hasn't crashed once. And I found out my games crashing was because of a virtual memory setting I manually changed to give the system stability months ago was no longer valid, or auto changed to a lower amount. I switched that back to windows auto managed and even my games aren't crashing anymore. :D *knocks on wood* I'll still replace this remaining memory soon just to be on the safe side in case all the RAM is going bad.

  20. I still didn't get those last couple episodes finished yet, but I finally got my skyscale maxed out. That cling to walls for the extra height boost is perfect. It has its limitations, but the amount of times I've landed right on the edge of something and clung the wall instead will no longer aggravate me. This mount is awesome now. I even converted some gold to gems and bought that fire skin for it. It looks great because it has 4 dye channels. The default colors are meh, but if you apply shadow abyss to the main body color it looks great. My necro has green flames with it now. I'll have to take a video and screenshots of it soon.
  21. I can't tell where one hole ends & the other begins.....
  22. Its been a while, that opening though.
  23. Got my taxes done yesterday. I hate doing taxes. x_x H&R Block software works good for me tho.

    1. DeathscytheX


      I've used TurboTax for years. I did mine the day i got my w2, and got my return last week. XD

    2. Sledgstone


      This year was odd for me because I had to wait for 2 w2s and some bank forms for the mortgage. Now I know what to wait for next year so I can get them done asap next time. My taxes are already getting spent. New summer tires for the car and propane to finish heating for the winter. Ehh.  -_-;

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