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Religion is believing. Science is knowing.

What's your opinion about junk food?

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Oh, no, what a terrible question to have to answer!  I'd go with Japanese because there are a couple of Japanese meals I've come to love more than life itself, and also because of personal bias.  Also, what game are we playing again?

 

So, uh... what game ARE we playing?

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If you get entirely philosophical, no. But I think it is much easier to live a life while thinking your senses tell the truth.

 

What is your favourite game atm apart from any SC or CSL?

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Civilization IV.  I'd have liked to try V or VI, but you have to have Steam and I simply am not a modern gamer and don't like the idea of having the Steam client on my computer, however innocuous it may be.  I'm an old man and still remember enjoying SNES or PSX games where nothing was online.  Speaking of which, Gran Turismo (especially the second game), ChronoTrigger, Super Mario World, and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are all among my favorites.

 

What other games do you like outside of city simulators?  Why?

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No, your answer is paradoxal as NMUSpidey asked for a game that isn't a city simulator and you answered with a game you regard as some kind of city simulator and we are on a thread were you answer counts, not the opinion the general public has. A game were you don't plan but stumble into something ... that would be different.

 

Are adventure games dead, I mean, adventures to solve puzzles to complete a good story? Or are there newer games telling good stories with puzzles?

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There are tons of games telling stories with puzzles. Think about both Portal games. Recently there have been a lot of indie games with puzzles, like Undertale or Fez. I don't think adventure games are dead. I think now is one of the best times for gaming there has ever been. Two of my favourite simulation games came out the last 3 years (CSL and Planet Coaster), a lot of great indie games are coming out all the time (Hyper Light Drifter has been my favourite recently. Just look at the trailer in the spoiler!) and there is also a lot of new and innovative stuff in pretty much all gaming genres. Sure, there are overhyped games like FNAF, but those are just a minority.

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What is your opinion about indie games and especially indie games like Undertale and FNAF (and even Minecraft originally) gaining a lot of attention? Have you played a lot of indie games? I know that's two questions in one but they're related

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Ahhh indie games. I think we need more of these nowadays. Mainstream Games have become stale and repetitive, even forced my family to stop playing from the consoles (all of the consoles here are now just collecting dust waiting for it to be opened once again.) I don't mind indie games becoming known, I mean that's what its supposed to do: to become a really good investment in the end.

 

Thoughts on indie music? I've radically expanded my knowledge since listening to all kinds of indie music. What indie artists do you like now?  

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I noticed there is a difference on music - some is promoted as 'indie' and some is 'indie'. You know, going into the outskirts, into the pubs in small town most time you hear awfully bad bands. But sometimes you might discover a jewel. Once I was in a little town, maybe 9000 residents. And there was a small church and there was Lucya Wierzbinska singing. This was ~30 years ago and I still remember her name. You don't know Lucya Wierzbinska, don't you? Well but she made CDs and they are so much indie  - it can't become more indie than that.

 

 

Was logic invented by man? By nature? By God? Can I create logic? If not - how it comes that there are things that aren't logic? Doesn't this mean logic has to be 'done' in some way? Like a chair - something created by man from wood? So we create logic from nature? Or - who is it to create logic?

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Though I don't know the answer to your good question, I always see it like this: I find it highly doubtful that humanity has its strange nature in trying to understand everything and thinking they were able to put everything to its rightful place in their so called "logic". I wonder how someone can expect that something as complex as matter and everything happening to and through it is subject to a system someone made within that system . It's like Sims trying to find out about what's beyond the edge of disc...

If you could be any creature - fictional or non-fictional - who would it be and why?

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I'd be a Q from Star Trek.  Basically omniscient/omnipotent, oh the fun I could have...  A close second would be a Kryptonian but only if I could keep living on Earth so I could have super strength, invulnerability, flight, heat vision, freeze breath, etc etc.  I'd definitely beat up drug dealers, bullies, and terrorists.

 

What are your feelings on justice and vengeance?

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Natur knows them in no way. Sometimes, when there is a natural desaster, whe try to give it a sense by saying nature took vengeance. Justice - in this case - is thought as a balance, nature makes balance again. If you kill my son, I kill your son - so things are in ballance again. So vengeance often is to make this balance called justice. Instead, nature tries to make everything different, nature deals with imbalance to create diverisity. Justices tries to make everything equal, equal in rights. So it's impossible for vengeance to be in concord with nature. Which is easy to understand if you imagine your son is killed by a virus and you try to kill the virus' son to get justice. So vengeance is a quite innatural feeling, a perversion while justice isn't exhausted when having balance.  Justice, as a tool to build up culture, isn't working best when it is making everything equal - f.e. that children needs different rights to be protected than adults. So justice isn't always balance but also difference.

 

If you were single and were to date somebody - how important it would be if and what kind of domestic animal he/she has? Or maybe the question is: to have a constrictor or a cat as as a domestic animal, does this tell something about the character of the person? If yes, what?   

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I don't like animals and I hate having pets so it's unlikely I would date someone who has pets. Granted however, that when all things are said and done things happen, I don't think the type of animal a person has determines anything about him. It is more likely, how he treats his pet that would provide an insight to his character.

What type of dessert do you like the most?

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Pretty much anything with good chocolate in it like chocolate mousse or good chocolate ice cream *:D

 

What is the most underrated movie you have seen and you think more people should see? Just underrated, doesn't have to also be unknown.

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More people should have seen Dredd.  That movie was really, really good, even my wife liked it and she usually hates violent, bloody movies like that.  Galaxy Quest is another one.  Easily the best Star Trek movie made in the last 20 years, and by a fair margin.  I heard they were making a series of it on Amazon Prime and I almost wet myself in anticipation, and then Alan Rickman passed and I cried myself to sleep for weeks.  By Grapthar's hammer...

 

What is the most overrated movie you've seen?  It has to be one you've seen, not "OH, THE SPARKLY VAMPIRE MUUVEEE I'VE NEVER SEEN SUXX HAR HAR HAR."  Explain why you feel that way about it.

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Oh my gosh, it would have to be Sharknado, I watched it with my Girlfriend and why is it so insanely popular? It has the dumbest concept, a extremely weak story, and overall, it's to me just a dumb filler movie for the people who have nothing in their lives to do, except watch Sharknado, or any of its sequels, it just induces people in the fear of sharks that does not actually exist, as it's actually really rare for a human-shark contact incident to occur, it just creates a fear factor that does not exist in real life. The extremely weak narrative, horrible visuals, bad acting, and causing sharks to have a even worse reputation then they already do (thanks to movies like Jaws which still is actually pretty good!). A lot of the times the visuals don't make sense, like in some scenes the time of day can switch BACK AND FORTH in a scene in the movie. I will give it a positive note, the movie was so bad, I was laughing the entire way through with how bad the entire movie is. 

What is the worst car you ever drove, either cause it broke down so much, it was uncomfortable, or whatever, it's your answer not mine?

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I once had a Ford that obviously had a construction fault. It had a quite long flexible tube between fuel tank and motor and in between a very simple filter. Sometimes fuel got stuck there, and the motor stopped - could happen when driving 100 mph on the highway, at the traffic light, everwhere. At the garage they tried everything to place the filter at a different place - there was no possibility to shorten the tube. It didn't change much. One day my brother said - that fuel filter isn't good for anything - if you never run the fuel tank empty (so only at the bottom of the tank would be the sediments the filter would be used for) you don't need it. So we simply cut of the fuel filter. This worked. But shortly afterwards I sold the car.

 

I have a friend who has no hobby. I wonder if this is good or bad and as I can't find an answer, I'd like to ask: is it important to have a hobby? Why? 

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The definition of hobby is broad. IMO, everything that we do is a hobby, be it working, cleaning or reading. So technically, yes, hobby is important. I think your friend has one but he/she just haven't realized it yet.

What is your favorite song for this year so far?

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Probably "Fresher" by UNCHAIN, if it has to be a song that's come out this year.  I like "Uh Huh" by Julia Michaels because my wife listens to it a lot and it's grown on me.  There's a Japanese guitarist named Rei who plays some really incredible blues and rockabilly stuff, and she's got a song called "Black Banana" that I love, but I think that came out a year or so ago.  I love Shiina Ringo and Tortoise Matsumoto's duet even though it's basically just a glorified commercial jingle.  I was kind of disappointed by Incubus' new album, but I do like the song Glitterbomb, and a couple of other tracks are pretty decent.  Paramore's new stuff was too 80s pop for me.  I'll still with their older stuff for now.  Royal Blood put out new material and it's great.  But yeah, I'll still go with "Fresher" for my favorite of 2017 so far.

 

What are you looking forward to in the last 4 months of 2017?

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How to explain? You know, when you go to the casino one of the simplest games you can play is roulette, betting on the black numbers or the red numbers. if you bet $50 on the red numbers and a red number is drawn you get $50 in return. You started with $50 and now you got $100. If you bet on the red numbers but a black number is drawn- you lost $50.

HowI wish time was as fair as roulette. A chance of 50:50. You bet on the next 4 month to be cool (red) and they are cool (red) and you get another four in return. But time isn't that way. You never get anything back.

You never can win against time. Time always beats you. You always loose. I wish I could double the time to create more lots. But I can't. Time is no friend to me. Time took away all the people I loved. Time holds a sharpened knife in my back, made of swiss steel.

The next four month? I will loose them. Because - as everybody else - they will be my pool when life deals cards. Or .. throws the bullet. And after those for months those four month will be gone. They will be taken away from my time account. It's impossible to win anything from time.

You can never win. The time you invest will never be doubled. It will be lost. Because you play against time. And time is an employee of death. And death isn't fair. It doesn't gives you a 50:50 chance to win some time back. Like you win money back in the casino. No, life is no casino. And time isn't money. As you spent money on life and you spent time on life.

But on time there's no refund if things don't work.You buy an expensive TV, it doesn't work, you bring it back to the dealer, you get a refund. Try this this on time - it doesn't work. Death takes all the time ... and there is no refund if you fail.

Let me try again - my life, my marriage, my first job. No chance. And the next four month will be the same. Working or not - there will be no refund. They will be a game you do your 'time-bettigs' on and you will loose all you put in. And you will feel lucky - because this seems like something thrilling.

What I'm looking forward? To my account doesn't run dry.

 

 

 

If you were a cartoonist - how you would draw death?

 

 

 

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I would draw me sitting and having to listen to my mother-in-law until she is finished (that would kill me).

Have you ever listened to Run DMC's song "You Talk Too Much".

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First of all, there's no such thing as perfect. :no:

As for the qualities of a good movie, I guess it should have a good story flow, scenes should be unpredictable, a great line-up of casts, amazing visual effects, and a good theme song. 

 

What genre of movie do you prefer, and why? 

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Yes. I did it once in 8th grade. Passed out in the morning and woke up again near sundown. Then again after sober grad night when I got my High School diploma. Same thing happened.

Have you done any projects that just feel like they never end?

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Literally every project I do at work feels like it never ends.  I hate my job.  NO, I like my job, I hate my work environment.

 

What is your dream job?  Please elaborate on your answer.

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