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    • Masters of the Universe: Revelation
      While everyone is raving about Hamill.. I'm like "Damn, they could NOT have picked a better person for Evil-Lyn" She kinda even looks like the old cartoon.

       
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      https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce-now/

      Geforce Now exited beta and is fully launched. I own a nvidia shield and have had access to the beta for over a year now. Last time I used it there were connection issues but when it worked, it worked damn good. Last time I used the beta was probably 7 or so months ago so I'm guessing they resolved all their issues since then. This service now makes google Stadia obsolete and I bet some youtubers will be making some videos on it soon. Unlike stadia, nvidia kept the product on beta for almost 2 years I think to fix the bugs.

      Also all your steam and epic game accounts can be linked to the service so you don't have to buy any new games. Link the account, tell the service to install the game on nvidia's servers and then start playing at pretty much max settings. Looks like the current price is $5 a month for a limited time with first 3 months free. After that I guess we'll see the full monthly price. But in comparison to stadia, it's drastically cheaper, more reliable and you can stream your games on almost any PC, phone, tablet or nvidia shield.

      On a side note my nvidia shield is connected over 5 ghtz wifi and from the comments I've read, if you are going to stream over wifi it needs to be 5 ghtz wifi.

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      I forgot to mention there is a free account also that has streaming services available for 1 hour sessions, but you'll probably be in a server queue when you go to login.
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      See the trailer for the Grani and the Knight's Treasure event!
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      Arknights may have a huge banner event coming up. Details inside.
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    • Boiled Peanuts are a southern delicacy. XD  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. XD I personally only like the cajun  boiled peanuts. Normal boiled peanuts are just wet peanuts with a different taste XD 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. XD 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. XD 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. XD 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. XD

      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. XD 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. XD 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.

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      4 hours ago, DeathscytheX said:

      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 XD

      That sounds so nasty. XD

      4 hours ago, DeathscytheX said:

      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. XD  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.

      ROTFLMAO! XD I don't know what nasty diet he was on, I have never heard of sugar and rice. XD 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!? XD

       

      Oh, and I have never heard of memes about unsweetened tea until just now. XD

      Edited by Sledgstone
      forgot to ask a question. lol
    • 1 hour ago, DeathscytheX said:

      Biscuits and gravy is magical.

      Now this song is stuck in my head.... 

       

    • Brisk is NOT sweet tea. Any restaurant trying to serve that down here will get called out. XD  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.

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      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. XD 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. XD 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 XD. 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. XD 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. XD  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.

    • 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. 

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      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
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    • DeathscytheX

      Random thought. How much is too much? I remember when I was young, and my parents had adult social gathering with friends, there was Budwiser, Miller, and Coors. Maybe some others here and there. When I came of age the selection got a bit more vast. I don't really drink beer anymore as the constant pissing and bloating isn't worth the small buzz it provides. Holy cow today there is so many damn beers tho. Like 6000 IPAs alone. How do you even decide? Especially if you're as adventurous as someone like me. You'd never be able to settle on a favorite because you want to try something new too much. There is so much that I'd forget something I liked after trying 30 more beers over the course of months. It kinda reminds me of damn yogurt. When I started in the grocery business there was 3 types of yogurt. Breyer's Cream Savers, Yoplait, and store brand. Now there's a 20 foot section of yogurt at every store... and let me tell you... MILLIONS of dollars go in the garbage every year from it going out of date. Its the biggest food waste in America. Anyways. Overall I don't drink anywhere near as much as I use to and when I do its bourbon/whiskey only. I have my tried and true, but I'd always like to venture out and try something here and there when something new would appear on the shelf... but now Bourbon is the same way. WTF My curiosity gets the better of me and I've tried nothing but new stuff the last 3 bottles I've gotten the past year. They've all been pretty good, but nothing mind blowing. I'm going to pick up something new again tomorrow for the kick off of Season 2 for COD. I'll stand there like an idiot for 20 min trying to decide, knowing that I won't be back for another 2 months. By that time 10 new bourbons will be out. I don't know whether to complain about it or be happy that the market is so robust after there was apparently going to be a bourbon shortage according to some reports a few years ago. I don't, and I never will drink cheap. If I can't afford the good stuff I go without. And now that I go through a bottle every 2-3 months rather than 1 a week or two like in my 20s. I'm willing to spend even more per bottle. I tried some Prichard Bourbon last time, it was pretty good but had some sweet tones like brandy I didn't care for too much. I like my bourbon to be rough and tough with that good oaky taste that incinerates your sinuses upon hitting your tongue. Before that I had Clyde May's Alabama Whiskey which was really good. There are a lot of staples that are releasing new stuff I want to try unless its that fruit infused crap. Uh damn Millennials ruining alcohol with there fruit flavors. White Claw is an abomination of mankind and shouldn't exist. /endrant.
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    • Sledgstone

      We're going to lose the gif feature.  I've been holding off on the latest IPB update because I was waiting on the theme guy to release his update (that happened last night), so I'll update this weekend.. but one thing in the patch notes from IPB:
      "Removed support for Gfycat embeds due to ongoing unaddressed security concerns on their end." The gifs were fun while they lasted.

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    • DeathscytheX

      Oof. This anime season is supremely lackluster so far. Black Clover assumes the top spot since this arc is batshit crazy. Not really impressed by anything new. Nekopara, BOFURI, and... *takes in a bunch of air* If My Favorite Pop Idol Made It to the Budokan, I Would Die, are cute. Plunderer will probably end up being my favorite of the new stuff. Most will play in the background while I grind Arknights/AL. At least it looks like Paranoia Agent is coming to Funi. It'll be a blast to watch through that weirdness again.
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