Skip navigation
Library

Obscure and Vaguely Interesting

111 replies [Last post]
B
B's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/14/2010

Proweler wrote:

Some crazy friends of mine made a flaming sword. Yeah it's that cool. Don't mind the music though. I think disco inferno would have been better.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVBRuuUWwSY

Nice!

Jeroic's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

 I once seen someone dual-weilding sword-chucks that were on fire. Which amounts to one man, four swords. And fire. I have to go to work soon so I can't get the picture right now, but if I remember I'll edit this post tomorrow.

Lady N's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/26/2010
Fugu23's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

It's an archive of shitty geocities sites from the 90's and early 00's. I remember when these were cool for 12-year-olds to have.

They act like they're serious about it but from the content of the sites I'm pretty sure it's ironic. I think it's funny, at least, in the "my god, is this ever terrible" sort of way.

Jeroic's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

Lady N wrote:

I write like... H.P. Lovecraft (most often), J. R. R. Tolkien, Raymond Chandler, and Dan Brown (o.O)

 

 

I tried that again with both some of my newer and older work. It is totally full of shit. My lighthearted comic fantasy story is in no way like James Joyce.

Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

Hey buddy, at least you don't alternate between Stephanie Meyer and Stephen King. True story.

Offline
Joined: 01/06/2012

I write like the last person I read. It lasts a few days, and then I return to writing like a cross between Lovecraft and Vonnegut. The only times my writing doesn't remind me of someone else is when I'm writing "real world" fiction.

Fugu23's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

I got the 301st view on this. Skip to 3:23 for the bit relevant to this forum, and what I thought was awesome.

Proweler's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/14/2010

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallac...

 

This and the site in general. Learn them all if you want to be a good forum warrior. :)

YH
YH's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

American politics and media 101.

Jeroic's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

Proweler wrote:

http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/rhetological-fallac...

 

This and the site in general. Learn them all if you want to be a good forum warrior. :)

You know I just made a status on my facebook today about how whoever 'they" are (here listed as Appeal to Anonymous Authority) they ought to just go shut the hell up or I'll thum 'em. Good link.

Proweler's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/14/2010

Project Gutenberg's 1811 Dictionary in the Vulgar Tongue, by Francis Grose

 

http://www.gutenberg.org/cache/epub/5402/pg5402.html

Proweler's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/14/2010

http://www.prequeladventure.com/2011/03/prequel-begin/

 

I don't know what to say. What playiing Oblivion would be like if you weren't the hero.

Bibliophael's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/03/2011

I'm pleased to say that I was directly involved in teaching Katia how to cast a fireball.

 

Also, the series that this references is rather amusing. The writing is...variable, but for the most part quite entertaining. The second season recently began.

Proweler's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/14/2010

Live historical medieval martial arts tournament. Go watch it while it's hot!

 

edit:

 

To clarify, the martial arts are historic, the tournament is modern. :)

 

 

Offline
Joined: 11/30/2010

I write like
Arthur Clarke

Yay!

 

So,

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic, my children.

Farwen Greenwood's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/29/2012

how about that prophet in valenwood who says that Yrre is going to give all of the wood elves gifts for their devotion

 

Offline
Joined: 12/11/2012

Hmmm. The writey-thing gave me H.P. Lovecraft and Harry Harrison.

The Stainless Steel Shoggoth?

YH
YH's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

Proweler's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/14/2010

Hell yeah!

Jeroic's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

Do want. 

I love that Morrowind had alchoholic drinks that were not real. Although I assume saltrice is just salty rice.

Aquilus's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/23/2010

That's the real drinking man's (and elf's, and beastfolk's) beer!

Pilaf The Defiler's picture
Offline
Joined: 11/27/2010

Farwen Greenwood wrote:

how about that prophet in valenwood who says that Yrre is going to give all of the wood elves gifts for their devotion

 

 

He's a pretty cool guy. 

Proweler's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/14/2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxKWcAPOHU0

Singing tree. At first it sounds creepy as hell. But after listening for a while it becomes soothing and very relaxing.

Jeroic's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/28/2010

Proweler wrote:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxKWcAPOHU0

Singing tree. At first it sounds creepy as hell. But after listening for a while it becomes soothing and very relaxing.

 

Anyone else think Dwemer tonal architecture the second the video started?

Fiore1300's picture
Offline
Joined: 07/24/2011

Jeroic wrote:

Anyone else think Dwemer tonal architecture the second the video started?

I'm totally for making filling Dwemer ruins with this as ambient sound.

Muertos1130's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/03/2012

Jeroic wrote:

Do want. 

I love that Morrowind had alchoholic drinks that were not real. Although I assume saltrice is just salty rice.

I had not realized that was a compound word until just now. Oh well, still pronouncing it Sahl-Triss.

Kourumi's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/30/2012

Muertos1130 wrote:

I had not realized that was a compound word until just now. Oh well, still pronouncing it Sahl-Triss.

Huh. I had the same realization when Jeroic said that.

I wonder why...?

 

 

Muertos1130's picture
Offline
Joined: 06/03/2012

Also, taking your singing tree, raising you one Sea Organ -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoSIXnwEhhM

Bibliophael's picture
Offline
Joined: 01/03/2011

I don't know if any of you were ever really into Pokemon, but even if you weren't, this should be worth a look.

I mean, holy hell.