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If God wants to punish us, He'll answer our prayers, I guess.

johnnyFive  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: /quit: X-COM 2

I realized that I'm like Kirk...I don't enjoy no-win scenarios.

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Disregard my last, I'd forgotten the context. I do like a good action RPG.

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Right. And more to the point, in this context I think human perception is actually more important than true randomness. I get that what happened to me is consistent with the laws of probability, but it makes for a frustrating experience, especially because planning becomes so difficult.

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Looks kind of intriguing ... I think I'm still pretty zombied out though.

Woo for The Birthday Massacre! Was just listening to them last night.

Yeah, I'm moving in that direction (just dumped a bunch of music onto my phone yesterday). Figure lots of They Might Be Giants right now....

We don't listen to a ton of music (mostly since I listen to a lot of fairly dark stuff and I'm worried about my daughter repeating the lyrics).

I remember when she was much younger she really responded to highly rhythmic things. So she really liked anything from Portishead to Combichrist. She seemed to like Coil a lot, too.

Exactly. I was never really into comics, but I at least vaguely knew the guy who ran the comic shop in the next town over since that's where we got all our RPG sourcebooks.

Gaming shops are the classic example: the places people go to play games and hang out. My brother used to spend hours at the local comic shop playing 40K, and got to know a lot of people there. Sadly that place too went under....

I feel like this criticism is basically "Rotten Tomatoes does what Rotten Tomatoes intends to do."

    A range of critics with quite different styles, quite different viewpoints, quite different approaches and quite different prejudices cannot meaningfully be reduced to an average.

That's the whole point. If 73% of critics, all coming from different places, said a movie sucks (as they did with Batman v. Superman), chances are it's not very good. If I only read 1 review, how do I know that person just doesn't like superhero movies? And if that's the case, their review stops being meaningful. But by giving an aggregate, we get much more meaningful information. I don't find his analogy at the end to be compelling at all, and really isn't a good description of what Rotten Tomatoes does.

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