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    Unfortunately, the dark energy explanation isn't that much better in terms of how much sense it makes or how local their actions are, even if it's more fascinating in a "space magic" way.

    The best way to think of the reapers is that they're dumb AI programed by another dumb AI. The first AI was given a problem to solve but due to limitations of its programming it ended up completly violating the spirit of it's orders and in a way "solved" the problem by doing what they were supposed to prevent.

    And being a flawed AI, its creations are also flawed and just end up taking that chain of logic and following to its extreme conclusion.

    The Clockwork Droids from Doctor Who are an apt comparison. They're programmed to maintain the ships and themselves, and to be very good at using anything on hand, even things that really shouldn't work to do so... But due to an oversite they were never programmed not to murder people for raw materials and aren't smart enough to figure out "no, we shouldn't do that" on their own.

    Like, the reason the Synthesis ending stops the Reapers is because it, like every other AI, imbues them with true sapience, free will, and an understanding of organic perspectives. So every Reaper in the Galaxy simultaneously has the realization of "Oh... I'm an *******."
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    They had a more fascinating answer for why the Reaper's do what they do, but then it got leaked and EA forced Bioware's hand on changing it.

    Also I LIKE the Reaper threat. It's fascinating! Reminds me of the Shadows from Babylon 5, or the Ur'quan from Star Control 2. But with a unique spin on'em.
    Well I guess the Reapers could've been better executed. like in my opinion, they pushed the galactic extinction angle too soon. they should've given the normal setting more time to just be itself. to allow smaller plots to play out. like maybe, the Reapers could've been something more mysterious and taken longer to find out about? maybe make their mortal-farming something more gradual and played for horror, something that allows for more mystery and investigation. really play up all the creepy and screwed up stuff about them....and probably don't voice them in speech. voicing an entity inevitably humanizes them, which doesn't work for the kind of beyond human ken horrors these things are.

    it was something about biotics doing something to stars or whatever. I just wish Mass Effect had more stuff y'know? more good stories put out about it. but instead its trapped in EA hell.
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    Our adventure continues to unfold... wait no that's like, five games laterr.

    Zodi Streams: Paper Mario [2] Sand, Sand Everywhere

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    In this episode, we suffer under the pain of potential game crashing chestnuts, the harsh climate of a blistering desert AND a mighty mountain, and end up fighting some dogs and their rude wizard owner. All in all a pretty good session of Paper Mario. Hope y'all enjoy!


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    Paper Mario Stream 2:
    To comment on what I missed:

    and yup, here is Jr. Troopa. he keeps showing up, and keeps being stronger, each time. this is what I mean he got Vegeta'd: he is a rival sure, and one to be aware of, but ultimately he will never win. he does however undergo the most tactical evolution out of all the enemies in this game.

    Goombario when talking about Jr. Troopa: "this guy picks fights with people who are stronger than him, talk about dumb!"
    Also Goombario when talking about The Master: "this guy trains with people who are stronger than him, what dedication!" (such training probably involves a lot of sparring and fighting to make sure they are actually using the lessons correctly)

    I'm pretty sure you can fight the Master this early, you just won't win against him is the thing. and yeah, the dojo is basically just for bragging rights, there is no actual benefit to fighting in it, its just there to say you've taken on what is probably the hardest optional boss in this game.

    Lee, doing the worst move by imitating Goombario, how sad. and yeah, Lee is basically a late-game enemy in the guise of an early game boss. his damage is scary for how early your fighting him.

    and yeah, HP 50, Attack power 6, this current fight with him is like......midgame boss level. I'd say he is tougher than the fourth and fifth chapter boss in this one.

    wow, so many of these toads are gossips.

    these two toad girls who like the quiet don't mention any husbands despite living together, or refer to each other as sisters. I'm going to headcanon them as being lesbian.

    I mean, gossip makes sense when you consider that this mushroom kingdom seems to be pre-internet? maybe even pre-TV? the most advanced tech we see is the radio in koopa village. but then again the quiz show I think implies that TV's exist? hm. not all news gets to people through the papers. and I'd wager, that Toad Town despite it being the biggest town in the game, is probably not actually that big in terms of lore? it seems to be a smaller town that respects nature, and is at the most suburban, so it wouldn't surprise me if its actually a bit of a small town where everyone knows each other and word travels fast, in contrast to like Rogueport which despite having less areas than Toad town gamewise, I think lorewise is probably bigger, more urban and crowded given how its depicted, and has cellphone tech available by then.

    Club 64 is important for one sidequest and thats it. despite how cool of a place it is yeah its pretty unimportant, unfortunately.

    look, ya wanna imagine the ocean imagine a lake. then then imagine you can't see the shore in any direction. thats the ocean.

    Lil' Oinks are pretty much not worth wasting money on. like, I'm pretty sure only the determined and curious even bother with it.

    now imagine a mod that makes it so you can't follow the straight line from Mt. Rugged to the outpost, and have to go through various areas with enemies to do it instead, while putting in additionla enemies like dry bones and yellow flame ghosts and blue bandits that you can't kill first turn because they're incorporeal at first and disappear instantly if they steal any money at all. thats the Dry Dry desert I've had to do.

    I know this occurs after the fact, so I'm late on this but if I was there:
    Zodi. Do. Not. DARE to hurt the Whacka. no hurt Whacka!

    Good, Whacka not hurt. all is right with the world.

    yeah Clefts are kind of the "not worth fighting" kind of enemy where they are too difficult to waste time on when you can just go past them. sure you can use bombette to kill them, but that costs FP.

    parakarry has joined your party! Goombario is now officially useless.

    actually something I do is lie to Buzzar, go down and hit the save block right after her then come back up to fight him- she will ask the question again every time you go past him. its a shorter runback than hitting the save block before her and if I can't beat him then I can always just go through Dry dry desert to level up and defeat her on the return trip.

    I'm pretty sure that badge requires you to find a certain tornado to get there. don't remember which one though. Dry Dry Desert ain't exactly something I like to go back to because of how it works. there is stuff to find here, but its a lot of tedium and avoiding or fighting annoying enemies like pokeys and bandits.

    ugh, Goombario is the worst one to upgrade at this point, Kooper or Bombette are better for Dry dry Desert because of their AOE.

    my theory is that Chuck Quizmo is the good counterpart to the Puzzleman in Underhero.

    as for the red palm tree, I'm pretty sure its just three or five times then hit it with a hammer, or spin jump. can't do it until Merlon says to do it though.
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    Boo Robin provides significantly less envy.

    Random pop culture trivia that I got reminded of: Chan the Man was the title of a song that sometimes played during the end credits of Jacki Chan Adventures. The Song was performed by the band Wheatus and literally all they did was change the lyrics to their song Punk Ass Bitch.

    Luigi, you're not getting an adventure till the next console. And even then that'll be a different you since it was eventually established a multiverse exists.

    You think it's comfortable in Mario's Pocket? Because if Mario is sleeping for the night then they're just in there for like, a day at least... I have the mental mage of there just being a small village of former companions trapped in Mario's pocket... Or maybe becoming Mario's companion means that you permenantly become part of his Stand and he just forgets about some people between adventures.

    I think the word you were looking for was "palooka."

    "Oh, jeez, they were just roommates. Like, ohmah gawd."

    ...I feel dirty just typing that.
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    look, ya wanna imagine the ocean imagine a lake. then then imagine you can't see the shore in any direction. thats the ocean.

    Lil' Oinks are pretty much not worth wasting money on. like, I'm pretty sure only the determined and curious even bother with it.

    now imagine a mod that makes it so you can't follow the straight line from Mt. Rugged to the outpost, and have to go through various areas with enemies to do it instead, while putting in additionla enemies like dry bones and yellow flame ghosts and blue bandits that you can't kill first turn because they're incorporeal at first and disappear instantly if they steal any money at all. thats the Dry Dry desert I've had to do.

    I know this occurs after the fact, so I'm late on this but if I was there:
    Zodi. Do. Not. DARE to hurt the Whacka. no hurt Whacka!

    Good, Whacka not hurt. all is right with the world.

    parakarry has joined your party! Goombario is now officially useless.

    ugh, Goombario is the worst one to upgrade at this point, Kooper or Bombette are better for Dry dry Desert because of their AOE.
    I live near a Great Lake! My perception on what is and isn't ocean is ****ed!

    I am curious about adorable money sink pigs.

    A lot of that sounds terrible!

    I will not hurt the Whacka... as much as I want to.

    Parakarry can't flip enemies.

    True but given my play style it makes a degree of sense to keep the guy on pace. Also there's like, one more blue orb before we even leave Mt Ruggid everyone save one can get upgraded it is totally fine, haha.

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    Boo Robin provides significantly less envy.

    Random pop culture trivia that I got reminded of: Chan the Man was the title of a song that sometimes played during the end credits of Jacki Chan Adventures. The Song was performed by the band Wheatus and literally all they did was change the lyrics to their song Punk Ass Bitch.

    Luigi, you're not getting an adventure till the next console. And even then that'll be a different you since it was eventually established a multiverse exists.

    You think it's comfortable in Mario's Pocket? Because if Mario is sleeping for the night then they're just in there for like, a day at least... I have the mental mage of there just being a small village of former companions trapped in Mario's pocket... Or maybe becoming Mario's companion means that you permenantly become part of his Stand and he just forgets about some people between adventures.

    I think the word you were looking for was "palooka."

    "Oh, jeez, they were just roommates. Like, ohmah gawd."

    ...I feel dirty just typing that.
    I hope that's good! I figured this is a positive body envy in the "oh I wanna look like that" sense but she still wants to make sure everyone watching is comfortable if she can. Though that's not why she made the boo-Robin, she just always makes outfits for her streams so it made sense to do so here!

    Fascinating.

    The Paper Mario universe is contained within itself so it'll be this Luigi!

    Mario's got comfy pockets, for sure.

    Palooka! That's the word!


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    I hope that's good! I figured this is a positive body envy in the "oh I wanna look like that" sense
    Yes.

    the greyscale persona style model with the glowing green eyes is... Like I saw that and I think I understand what Gender Envy feels like now. But on a boo it's just a boo.
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    I mean.... dry dry Desert is already terrible Zodi. its enemies are: Clefts, pokeys, bandits, its a lot of areas that look almost the same, hiding things that are questionable if they are truly worth getting, then you have to into ruins with poison pokeys and chomps. my mod just makes it so that its an actual problem to get to the next town rather than "walk straight, spin dash on like one screen where a bandit is to avoid them".
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    Papapaper!

    Zodi Streams: Paper Mario [3] Funny Ghost Time

    Video Length: 3:45:25

    Within which we go have some fun with the Ojou-sama ghost girl, and beat up a massive ghost eating monstrosity. Also ruin Luigi's day but what else is new.


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    Those Bob-Ombs might as well move in. Kooper doesn't need the house anymore now that he's been assimilated into Mario's Stand. Shortly after the events of this game, he'll be converted into raw power for Mario.

    Mario is a monster. All of these people are agreeing to join him for the adventure not knowing that he's devouring them to further his own development. Of course, with some of them powering up Mario is the greatest thing they could do with their lives.

    The forest has monsters in the grass? And here you are without Pokeballs...

    ...Still want that Pokemon game where some of the mons are just transparent references to other Nintendo titles.

    Goombario, people will pay a fortune for a haunted house.

    Goombario is somehow both elderly and a toddler.

    I have a collection of CDs that consists mostly of multiple genres of Rock and Metal the soundtrack to Wicked, and the Album versions of all three Blue Collar Comedy Tours acts. I want an archaeologist to find my CD collection four hundred years from now and have no idea how the last two fit in with the others.

    I could hear the music fine.

    Learning the ukulele was mandatory in fifth grade. I can do three blind mice very poorly and that's about it.

    Tubba Blubba's gotta be horrifying. They just confirmed that the Boos are actually the spirits of the dead. If Tubba can consume them then he's basically destroying their souls.

    And then Mario beat the crap out of Bow to free the star spirit and then left her and her subjects to deal with Tubba on their own.

    Oh, the tragic irony, Bow joins with Mario to ensure the defeat of Tubba Blubba, saving any further of her subjects from being devoured, unknowing that the squat Italian plumber will devour her.

    "How many lives have you consumed, Mario, to achieve such power?"
    "Do you remember how-a-many loaves of bread you've eaten in-a your lifetime?"

    Oh, how cute. She thinks she gets to leave when this is done.

    Stand Joke aside, I just want a game where Mario turns out his pockets and then every paper Mario party member ever falls out.

    "We've been trapped in there for years Mario. We've been living off of denim."

    A baby bat is called a "pup."

    Super hyped to kill or be killed.

    Paper Mario the After Years is when an elderly Paper Mario loses control of his Stand as old age robs him of his will and the spirits he devoured return for revenge. You're playing as a Toad caretaker tending to an elderly Paper Mario who you think is going senile but really he's just haunted by his victims.

    Bow does seem like the type to boast.

    Wishlist: Remake/rerelease of Thousand-Year Door where the English localization doesn't censer the fact that Vivian is explicitly trans.

    Herbert's name might be a Re-Animator Reference.

    Edit: the interesting thing about Sasori and Deidara is that their respective personalities are the opposite of their values in art.

    Deidara is very chill and patient for the most part while Sasori, who is effectively immortal and believes that art should be permanent, hates waiting and has a temper to him.
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    Robin wasn't feeling well, so I opted to leave Paper Mario till she's better, and pick up something I said I'd do a long time ago...

    Zodi Streams: Dishonored - The Knife of Dunwall [1] Rusty Knife

    Video Length: 3:50:23

    It's finally time to do the DLC for Dishonored! Staring the Outsider empowered assassin Daud, taking place concurrently with the original game, lets see how the masterful killer plays compared to Corvo... a relevant thing to say, had I remembered at all how Corvo plays. Oops! It's been awhile since I played Dishonored, played a stealth game, and played a FPS stealth game, so... well, as the title implies.

    Our knife is rusty. Time to wash it off with some blood.


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