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The Bar & Grill: It's vaccination time
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Originally posted by Y.Y.
Oh wow, that's so weird to imagine. I actually thought I might have seen you on a raocow comment section at some point too, which is why I'm surprised.


Honestly? Maybe I was and just forgot about it, lol. If so, it was probably years ago, though.

Originally posted by Y.Y.
as I learned a lot of English through raocow (and Cinemassacre, primarly AVGN)


Now that's something I can relate to. I think AVGN videos were one of my earliest internet sources for training my auditory English skills. Before that, while I was already kinda decent in English (mostly from playing a lot of English games and writing in forums), my auditory skills were severely lacking. I outright had trouble understanding a lot of things.

Wouldn't quite say my auditory skills are perfect nowadays. Still can have severe trouble understanding stuff in English movies when watching them in their original audio. Basically, if it's life-recorded audio in a movie or TV series, I often have trouble understanding stuff, but if it's dubbed over (like an Anime or Cartoon dub), I usually don't have any trouble since the audio is much clearer. Also don't have trouble understanding the majority of YouTube videos in English.

Funnily enough, one of the YouTubers who still give me trouble regularly is Scott the Woz. A lot of his punchlines rely on him mumbling something really quickly, and I always have trouble understanding that, so I find myself rewinding a couple of times to give it another try, but fail and eventually give up because I think to myself "well, now the comedic timing is destroyed, anyways".

EDIT: Regarding Game Grumps, I used to watch them in their early days, but what turned me away from them was that they eventually started playing games they didn't like, just to constantly bash on them. And I don't even mean "bad games that are so bad they're good and can still be enjoyed for that". I literally mean "decent games they just didn't enjoy playing, yet played anyways". The NSMB Wii videos were the low point for me, were neither of them really liked the game. The entire playthrough was just like "Haha, look at how bad this is, isn't it a soulless game? Gosh, is it bad, how can it be so bad, haha! Let's keep playing this bad game that we both don't enjoy, though, because we have to hammer in the point of how bad and soulless this game is". Like, I'll be the last person on earth to defend the NSMB series as being creative masterpieces, but what was even the point of those videos?

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i tried watching raocow once; i couldn't vibe with his style and persona personally. i can see the appeal but i couldn't get into it.

Originally posted by RPG Hacker
Funnily enough, one of the YouTubers who still give me trouble regularly is Scott the Woz. A lot of his punchlines rely on him mumbling something really quickly, and I always have trouble understanding that, so I find myself rewinding a couple of times to give it another try, but fail and eventually give up because I think to myself "well, now the comedic timing is destroyed, anyways".

i've found scott the woz to be much harder to watch and enjoy once my headphones broke. he'll be talking at an acceptable volume one moment and then say something completely inaudible the next, and most of the time it's either a punchline or part of his point. it's really only possible to make out what he's saying half the time without jumping back if you're wearing headphones.
Scott's my favorite Youtuber by some distance but...

Originally posted by MercuryPenny

i've found scott the woz to be much harder to watch and enjoy once my headphones broke. he'll be talking at an acceptable volume one moment and then say something completely inaudible the next, and most of the time it's either a punchline or part of his point. it's really only possible to make out what he's saying half the time without jumping back if you're wearing headphones.


Yeah this is a pretty big deal to me as well. It always seems to be at it's worst in specials. Like the Chibi Robo vid was barely understandable to me in it's first 10 minutes before Jeb & Rex showed up. The Trial also had such a quickfire of jokes, I couldn't keep up at all.

If that's the worst thing I can say about him though, it shows just how good he is.
Same, these acting videos in particular are especially difficult to understand, the jokes come at such a high pace that there's barely any time to process what you hear, and the varying volume for on-screen and off-screen texts just makes it even more difficult to make out. It's such a bummer, too, because you just know that almost every single gag is gold, but you just can't make them out without rewinding once or twice. It really makes me wish he'd provide sub titles for all of his videos by default.

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Scott dissed the TurboGrafx-16, he is worse than Margaret "my grave is a public bathroom" Thatcher (exaggeration pls dont kill me)

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I keep forgetting that TurboGrafx-16 is a console platform. I know it has some gems in there, but still. A shame the release outside of Japan was so delayed that it largely got overshadowed by SNES and Sega Genesis.

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STELLA!
I keep forgetting what is a Turbografx until I remember it's the PC Engine, and I instantly remember how much cool stuff there is on it. lol I don't think most of the good games were released worldwide though, so I can understand why it's a forgotten console.

To be fair, I think way more about the PC Engine CD than the regular one, but still... I just find it a pretty cool console.
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Also, I've watched a few Scott the Woz videos, he's pretty nice, I usually don't like videos full of skits on them, but he keeps a nice balance and is also not too tryhard or anything. I still prefer more grounded videos when it comes to serious reviews, but I haven't really found any video of his that is straight up bad, which is more than I can say for most of the people that to mix comedy with game reviews.

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Хуй войне!

桐生会FOREVER #ThankYouCoco / Rest in peace, Near, thank you for everything
Argghhh, we're gonna be in a full lockdown over here for the first time, for well over a month, even. I'm panicking so hard, man. I can't handle that right now, I was already pretty stressed out.

Such a shame when it seemed as if Holland would avoid the worst and we were pretty much entirely without restrictions from June to September. This is a big smack in the face.
Same here, it was just decided that we'll have another full lockdown. It's more than necessary, though, because infection numbers just keep rising and rising in Germany. They've basically reached their highest point ever, and the "light" lockdown we've started a while ago didn't turn out to help at all.

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We had quite a bunch of lockdown periods over my city, the latest one being due by tomorrow, but I don't know what benefits we gain from very few days, given that we just reached the highest peak of infection regardless of our efforts #smrpg{ohno}

Then again, some people are flat out irresponsible after all. Let's hope (and pray) for the best.

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I jumped the gun a little with my panic as we can still go outside and invite 2 guests over. For me that kind of means nothing changes besides not having to go to college for slightly longer than the usual 2 weeks.

I really hope you lot will be okay and the vaccinations could help us get out of this before 2021 is over.
Well, this christmas already feels a lot more hopeful than my last christmas was. Which is strange because I didn't have to deal with the COVID-19 bullshit last year. One notable difference is I was without my girlfriend last christmas.

Whatever the case, I hope your holidays are going well.

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STELLA!
Hi there, people.

I am coming here to say goodbye. It's been a short while since my last apparition here and on Discord. As some of you know, my mother and I had an accident about 3 weeks ago, in which I slipped from a wet ladder and she broke her wrist. A week later, a neighbor dear to us, which was my deceased grandfather's wife and was in hospital, has passed away. My mother had to go into surgery five days ago, and she's unable to do home stuff, and since we're the only ones living together, I have to take care of everything here.

Not only that, you may also know about how well I go with her, or actually, how well we don't go with. The arguments, her current dependance on me, the lack of money and job, and everything else that exists to frustrate, enrage, demotivate and sadden me brought me into depression... not the first time it happens, but now it came real hard. So hard I don't talk to anyone anymore now, and don't even feel like doing any kind of hobbies or pastime. Usually I'd go play some games to fight boredom, but all I want is to sleep.

Added to all those things, and returning to the familiar issues which also affect how finances are handled here, next month I won't have internet access anymore. My options just become fewer and fewer, until I have nothing else to do. And in my current state, completely depressed, I am forced to take more heartbreaking decisions, such as abandoning SMWC and breaking my own promise of finishing SMWCP2. I don't have the strength to carry on with it - honestly, I don't see any point in carrying on with it, as it doesn't bring me any satisfaction and joy nowadays. Yeah, this is me. Breaking promises time and time again. Most of them I did in this very website... and it happens once again.

So yeah, people. Time for me to go - permanently. Thanks everybody for everything, and my apologies once again for breaking promises, and well... being who I am. Sure no one is perfect, but man, I am so flawed as a person that nothing can describe it. Stay well.

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Oh man. I'm really sorry life is hitting you so hard - you really do strike me as someone who deserves better.

It's probably a good choice to cut the less important things from your life right now. I hope things will turn out better for you soon.

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I'm so sad to see you go, Blind Devil. You've stayed by my side when I was growing up around SMWCentral, and will always have a place in my heart.
Come help save Super Mario World Central Production 2 here!
I'm sorry that life has been so hard on you, Blind Devil, you seriously don't deserve any of it... please don't feel any guilt for abandoning a hobbyists' project, it is seriously not that important. Go get your stuff together and thanks for everything. It'll get better.

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Holy shit. I'm sorry to hear how life's been hitting you really sharply, Blind Devil. You really deserve better. Thanks for everything.

And yeah, taking care of important matters should be your top priority right now. May your situation improve at some point.

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I suppose you won't be seeing this anymore, but like the others have said, don't be too hard on yourself. You're not really any more flawed than all of us, and noone is disappointed in you for not being able to finish SMWCPII. Not only do you have good reasons for it, but you were always doing it voluntarily and in your own free time, anyways. There was no obligation for you to work on it in the first place, and yet you did. You accomplished quite a lot in your time working on it. No need to feel bad for that. You really just took a job that noone else was willing to, and for that alone you deserve respect. I'm sure the effort you put into the game won't go to waste and someone else will pick up where you left off. In any case, you don't need to feel guilty.

I know you said you will leave permanently, nevertheless I hope we'll see you again in the future if your life situation has improved and stabilized. Don't forget that you're always welcome here. Best of luck!

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That's a shame, as someone who has been in the SMWCP2 discord server for over a year, i have seen a lot of you and how much you worked to finally complete a project that has been going on for almost a decade. You're definitely a very talented person as it is very hard to find someone who's good at almost every area of SMW hacking, like ASM, music porting, level design and so on, it's very unfortunate that you have to leave, i wish the best for you.
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We all wish you the best, BlindDevil, you've been an amazing individual and I hate to see you going through things like this, especially seeing your mother in the hospital; it's a very tough thing, and having all the burden on your shoulders, it's a huge responsibility. The only thing I can say is do your best, but do be sure to know what takes priority in your life, family over work/job. It's going to be a very tough road from here on out.
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