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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby The Banana Bird » December 10th, 2012, 5:44 am

Getting all the DKC games and an SNES for Christmas from my awesome grandma! I am going to start talking about DKC like I used to because at the moment this feels all ancient to me :lol:
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Soniccuz » December 10th, 2012, 9:26 am

EvangeliKong wrote:Man, i love Mythology.


As do I. Though I don't anything about the Roman pantheon, except the planets are all named after them.

Chibisai Kong wrote:Saturn, the Roman mythological King of the Titans, also known in Greek mythology as Kronos, father to Zeus, known in Roman mythology as Jupiter. By request of his mother Gaia(Earth), chopped his father Ouranos (Heaven) into bits with the man's own scythe, which Zeus would later to him, thus starting the Age of the Titans, the Golden Age(for Kronos---Zeus doing this would start the Bronze Age, the Age of the Gods). December is convenient for him because the church created Christmas to counteract the pagan festival of Saturnalia.

Sorry, it's after two in the morning here and for some reason I'm reminiscing about all the weird things I learned in Theatre Arts last year. It's making the mythologist in me come out.


Oh no, that's fascinating to me. Though I would think Theatre Arts would be an odd place to pick up on Roman mythology.
Then again, our Theatre Arts classes were composed of an awesome bunch of people.

Are the Roman gods complete synonymous with the Greek gods, or do their histories differ some respects?
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 10th, 2012, 1:25 pm

There are many different theories for Roman Gods. Most are the same for Greek Gods. Some have the same name in Greek and Roman mythology, like Apollo.

I've always been interested in Greek and Roman Mythology but I learned the origins of Christmas during our Theatre History arc in the class.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Super Luigi! » December 10th, 2012, 3:19 pm

Pie. It needs to happen.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 11th, 2012, 10:24 am

I'm sorry, Super Luigi, was my talk of mythology boring you?
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Qyzbud » December 12th, 2012, 12:33 pm

Well, I missed the moment for this to actually be relevant... but 20 minutes ago in my time zone it was:

12:12pm on 12/12/'12

I remember thinking those 'significant' dates were cool when I was little, so I thought I'd mention it. :lol:

Edit: A friend of mine took a photo...
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Qyzbud » December 12th, 2012, 1:19 pm

Alright, I'll post here again at 3:14pm. ;)
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 12th, 2012, 1:54 pm

It took me a minute to get the joke Qyz. XD
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Soniccuz » December 12th, 2012, 2:02 pm

Lol. :lol:

My hat's off to that one.

I feel I should make a joke evolving Life of Pie.

If I had photo shopping skills I'd cook up something
like Pie presenting a pie. With a "So, I heard you like pie so I etc, etc" caption.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 12th, 2012, 3:02 pm

I thought it was called Life of Pi...?
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Qyzbud » December 12th, 2012, 3:14 pm

Time for a slice of π!
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 12th, 2012, 4:04 pm

Yay pie!

Today was special: I got to help create a pairing name!
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 14th, 2012, 11:17 pm

Woo! I've been upgraded to a "Trailblazer"! :dixiehappy:


I wish I had a PAL SNES controller. My 5(!) ones are all NTSC (I live in Canada, so that makes sense).
The reason I have 5 is that the first two came with the system. They still work perfectly.
The next two were bought at a yard sale. My mom thought they would work perfectly because they were in their original boxes. She couldn't have been more wrong. One of the two had all the buttons broken except the one. :facepalm:
The last one I got for my bithday. It works okay but the start button is WAAAAY too sensitive!
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 15th, 2012, 9:21 am

Let's take a moment for those killed in the massacres in Newton Connecticut, and China.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 17th, 2012, 6:56 am

I went to TSR to see their newest update, and I saw Game Boy/killerins/sheet/52322" class="postlink">this
wut
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Qyzbud » December 17th, 2012, 10:07 am

Image geno's referring to:
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Expresso in Killer Instinct?! (Game Boy version)

How weird — I just posted about how we never got to see Expresso again. :lol:

My first guess would be that maybe he was intended to appear in the background of Thunder's (or Cinder's) stage... both have vast, sandy plains, although you mostly just see cliff face and sky in Thunder's:

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Thunder's stage; wow, KI for Game Boy was uuuuugly!
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby EvangeliKong » December 17th, 2012, 10:42 pm

I've tried to find new interests, and i found about a game franchise called Monkey Island.

I watched some of the gameplay videos and i liked it. It was a game with sense of humour and was good for me.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Qyzbud » December 17th, 2012, 10:55 pm

The Monkey Island series is a good one! I haven't played the whole series, but I've enjoyed the humour and style of everything I've encountered so far. :)
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Super Luigi! » December 18th, 2012, 3:47 pm

Simion32, I was thinking of that very same scene when I posted. It also looks like I've delivered pie fever to the Atlas. Chibisai Kong, you weren't boring me, and I too have taken a moment of silence for those massacred.

So in other news, when winter begins this year, the world will apparently end. *waits for people to discuss the topic and Simion32 to denounce everybody who believes it*
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Phyreburnz » December 18th, 2012, 4:28 pm

If you guys like Monkey Island, you'd probably like both Sam and Max Hit the Road and Day of the Tentacle. I grew up in awesome point-n-clicks and my boyfriend recently gave me a bunch.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 19th, 2012, 12:25 pm

I saw another strange image.
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Official art for Bachelor (from DKC3 GBA)?

This is funny, because it looks like they just took a Brothers Bear render from the SNES version and pasted sunglasses on it. :lol:
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Phyreburnz » December 19th, 2012, 12:34 pm

It's Bachelor Bear. I'm not exactly sure of his roll in the game, since I've never played the GBA version, but they added him in the GBA port of DKC3. It's just a render.

They have it in the series renders on the DKU.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 19th, 2012, 9:37 pm

I know who that is. I just found it funny how the glasses are just pasted on top of the actual render.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Tiptup Jr. » December 20th, 2012, 3:49 am

DKC3 GBA was epic. It's probably the best of the ports. Here's hoping they release them soon on the eShop (not that I own a 3DS or anything.)
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Postby Phyreburnz » December 20th, 2012, 4:37 am

I've been looking for it... it's super hard to find at the stores I usually go to for my retro games. I'm just going to be patient and wait to see if it shows up there, rather than order it from amazon or something...

I own the first two for GBA, and I really want the third...
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 20th, 2012, 10:44 am

I dunno. I might get the GBA games, but mostly because they're DKC on the go. :thumbs:

And they'd almost complete my "SNES on GBA" collection! I have all the SMA games except SMA2, and LOZ:LTTP on GBA!
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Super Luigi! » December 21st, 2012, 4:20 pm

Phyreburnz, I'd trade you DKC3 GBA for DKC GBA, but I can't send the game through the Internet. As for my random thought of the day...

I believe, that Simion32 attends his university while wearing a DK tie.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Simion32 » December 21st, 2012, 7:17 pm

Sadly no, I don't have such a tie to wear. :lol:
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby EvangeliKong » December 21st, 2012, 7:47 pm

I once saw that one of my mother's friend's children played the first DKC on computer, it was a strange one.
The Game was slow, and also you started from a cave level that had red Zinger going up and down. I don't know if it was DKC on emulator, early version of DKCLB or very early version of DKC4-

That strange game bugs me to this day.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Simion32 » December 21st, 2012, 8:06 pm

DKCLB has not featured zingers yet. So it looks like we have... another fan game? :scratch:
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 22nd, 2012, 11:15 pm

What's funny is that most of that stuff is either mine, belongs to someone who I am watching, or it belongs to someone who is watching me.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Simion32 » December 23rd, 2012, 6:23 am

So I finally upgraded from Firefox 3.6.x to 17.x.

I had to hunt down, download, edit the XPI to force the FireFox-3 theme to work with it (by changing add-on max version to be anything). It has absolutely no problems, so why is mozilla so intent of forcing add-on authors to do this? It's pointless. :facepalm:


By the way, DKCLB is going to have a forwards-compatibility system in place, so you won't have to worry about anything breaking custom objects. I don't plan on removing or changing previous functions (which always breaks compatibility). ;)
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 26th, 2012, 12:18 pm

I just noticed.

Nintendo of America (or whoever made it) did a lazy job on the DKC GBA boxart.

Here's the NA one
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And here's the better PAL one.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Qyzbud » December 26th, 2012, 2:38 pm

It may be simpler, and 'lazier', but I definitely prefer the classic aesthetics of the North American boxart.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Super Luigi! » December 26th, 2012, 3:29 pm

The above statement is agreeable to me. The passive voice of sentences is intriguing very much, also.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Tiptup Jr. » December 27th, 2012, 10:11 am

Really? The PAL boxart is bitchin'. I like that one.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Super Luigi! » December 27th, 2012, 2:54 pm

Those blue letters for "Game Boy Advance" do match quite nicely... Ah well, to each his/her country's own, I suppose.

As a side note, Kimmy will be making a comeback soon. Or in other words,
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I will go back to playing Ruby and Sapphire.
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 27th, 2012, 6:07 pm

Guys, one of my Tumblr followers is contemplating suicide and my dash is currently full of them answering asks telling them not to do it.

Is it wrong of me to say that if I lose a follower, I don't want it to be that way?
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Scraps69 » December 27th, 2012, 7:44 pm

I think you should be more worried about his wellbeing.

Does Candy Kong have AIDS? Is that why DK no longer dates her? Is that the reason for her womanising the ladies in DK64?
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby EvangeliKong » December 27th, 2012, 11:36 pm

Candy ran away with Swanky and they got a son named Andy, or something like that.

And DK doesn't need Candy. He is a big, hairy and muscular ape! All the ladies want Donkey Kong!
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 28th, 2012, 6:53 am

Scraps69 wrote:I think you should be more worried about his wellbeing.


I AM worried about it!
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 29th, 2012, 8:48 am

Guess what I bought today?
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THAT'S RIGHT, DKC2 GBA!

Honestly, it's not that much of a bad port except one of it's new features.

Having to pay 10 Banana Coins to re fight a boss is RIDICULOUS! Swanky sure is an @$$ in this game! :swanky:
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Simion32 » December 29th, 2012, 2:10 pm

That is an awesome cart close-up. *archives in database*
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Chibisai Kong » December 29th, 2012, 4:39 pm

Yes, geno, but that's why we love him.

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Well, the tumblr follow I mentioned earlier is feeling a bit better and has decided not to kill himself. I cannot tell you how happy it makes me. He is rather young and that just made it even more painful.

And just so you know, Scraps, I would have stayed up all night trying to help but the internet went down!
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Geno » December 29th, 2012, 11:14 pm

EDIt: Wuuuuuuh?
Video of Nintendo DS Debug cart

After 2:55, you see some DKC/DK64 artwork.
CHUNKY KONG?!?


Hmmmmmm.... :scratch:
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Re: The Random Thoughts Topic

Postby Markster » January 5th, 2013, 12:32 pm

I'm back, and I'm planning to work more on some of my old projects I didn't finish yet, and I'm planning new Donkey Kong Country ROM hacks still, at the moment, I have a crappy computer still, and I've almost got DKC3 with TUFST 105% complete, I'm 83% right now, I'm also working on getting DKC1 101% and DKC2 102%.
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