About Ace1047

I'm a nerd, a satirist, and an introvert. I'm rarely seen without a book somewhere on my person. Despite being a devout technophile, I disabled internet, GPS and other such nonsense from my phone. I tend to relate things back in some way to math, as I believe everything boils down to math. I program various things, and am currently working on about 12 projects, including a video game and a formula for turning any image into ASCII art, which then will be applied frame-by-frame to film, similar to rotoscoping, and a CYOA/Visual Novel thing.

As far as writing, as previously stated, I work in satire, which doesn't actually say much as satire can be anything, but for me it refers to a distorted and comedic vision of reality. Everything I write has some sort of humor, although many people may not be able to realize it, as it tends to be rather ultraviolet in it's nature, in that it can only be seen under a certain light or mindset. The target of my satire is anything and everything, although I tend to make fun of myself more often that not.

My stories also tend to star fundamentally unlikeable, if sympathetic main characters. I do this because I like characters like that. I find it also easy and fun to write this type of person, and it's one not seen very frequently.

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Elsworlds and What Ifs
Comics, B movies, video games, and reading, programming, building/repairing tech. Also eating my homemade chicken parm with my bare hands (yeah, I cook (the sauce is made from scratch as well as the chicken)). Also Parenthesis. I am interested in parenthesis.
Favorite Books:
Past Master, a mass market sci-fi novel from the late 60's is probably my favorite. It's brilliant. Also, Cryptonomicon is great. (if you couldn't tell, I dig sci-fi), and also Number9Dream is a great coming of age story (also kind of Sci-Fi at parts). Plus Kavalier and Clay, . If you count comics, Chew is A+ as far as comics, Matt Fraction's Hawkeye, J.H. William's Batwoman, and Robert Kirkman (of walking dead fame)'s Invincible (which is better than the Walking Dead on so many levels (also, never mention that fucking TV series in my presence, it wrecked talking about the comic for me (which is still good, but not as good as invincible (but is still better than the tv series by a mile))) are my favorite ongoing. If you count ended/miniseries, Transmetropolitan, Irredeemable, The Boys, the Goon, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Century (volume 3 of LoEG, not original or Black Dossier (Alan Moore has even said that's his best work (century that is))), New X-Men (when written by Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost).
Favorite Authors:
R.A. Lafferty, a sci-fi writer from the late 60's and 70's who never got the respect he deserves, and Harvey Pekar are probably my two favorite writers; also Neil Stevenson is another great Sci-Fi writer, Michael Chabon, Pynchon, Johnathan Lethem, David Foster Wallace and David Mitchell are a few others who's work is incredible. If I include comic writers, Mark Waid, J.H. Williams (also a great artist) Matt Fraction, Robert Kirkman, Ron Marz, Tim Seeley, and Paul Dini (of Batman TAS, and Arkham City/Asylum (video game) writing fame) Warren Ellis, Chris Clairemont, John Layman, Bill Willingham, naturally Alan Moore, Scott McCloud, Judd Winick, Robert Venditti, Matt Kindit and about a million others.
Favorite Movies:
Unforgiven is my favorite, but the others in my top 5 are Roshamon, American Splendor, Snowpiercer and Blazing Saddles. That being said, I'm kind of a cinophile, so I like a lot of movies such as Time Bandits, AlphaVille, and Eating Raoul are also some of my favorites, I love the criterion's Janus Films collection, they never fail to deliver great movies. Also, Mel Brooks is an incredible writer/director. Also, Anything Joss Whedon does instantly gains my approval. Tarantino is good too obviously. Mystery Men is very underrated but great. The Dark Knight series is probably the best batman live action representation, (but neither Christian Bale nor Heath Ledger hold a candle to Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill respectively (Heath Ledger even said he based his portrayal on Mark Hamill's)). Also, Pacific Rim, I fucking love Pacific Rim, and horror movies. Horror movies are awesome.
Favourite TV Shows:
A lot of canceled shows, like Firefly, Buffy, Dollhouse (Yeah, I like Joss Whedon), Tales from the Crypt, Batman the Animated Series, Animaniacs, Twin Peaks. AS far as current, Game of Thrones, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, Utopia, It's Always Sunny, Adventure Time and that's probably it. I'm not much for TV these days.
Favorite Music:
Where to begin? From Jambands to Classical I listen to so much. My collection of music is nearly 300 GB (maybe more by now). My favorite band is Kaizers Orchestra, but I really like Modest Mouse, Dismemberment Plan, They Might Be Giants, Pixies, Phish, Phil Lesh & Friends/ Grateful Dead, Vladimir Ashkenazi, Glenn Gould, Brooklyn Ryder, The Men, moe. Mogwai, Mr. Dream, The So So Glos, Yo La Tengo, New Pornographers, Opeth, Punch Brothers, Bela Fleck, Edgar Meyer, My Morning Jacket, String Cheese Incident, Gov't Mule, Titus Andronicus, Foo Fighters, Tom Waits, Widespread Panic, Elvis Costello, The Clash, Blur, Battles, Andrew Bird, The Allman Brothers, Thelonius Monk, Miles Davis, MMW, John Coltrane among others.. As far as composers, I dig Mozart, Philip Glass, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky among others. A

Side Note: I fucking hate Itunes (goddamn AAC capping out at maybe 220 Kbps if you're lucky) CDDR and Flac, but Alac and are the only way to go (Capping at over 1200 Kbps) when it comes to digital recordings. Analog though such as record players are great. Stay the hell away from magnetic recordings, they deteriorate insanely fast. In other words: Go Lossless, not lossy. Yeah, I pay attention to the Kbps on a recording. Heard too much real garbage to not.
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Topic: Feline King Kong vs Gotham City??
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 21:42

Granted it's 30 minutes and a good chunk of it is the person who built the cityscape essentially felating himself, but I saw the actual "set" and it took roughly 20 years to build, and holy crap was it impressive, and to scale.


Topic: FREE Antispyware and Cleaner Program - no catches
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 21:36

Hiren's BCD for the win, I never leave my apartment without it. Never use two active antivirus items. They detect the virus/malware then lock down down the file, preventing it from acting on something before attacking it. Having two active antivirus softwares will cause them to lock it simultaneously, but not remove it, potentially allowing it to continue being malicious. It also eats processing power like nothing else.

By active antivirus, I mean something that is progressively scanning, rather than something that must have a manual scan only. 2 programs is less secure.

If you're paying for something, go with Kapersky, it's extremely efficient to the point that by the time somebody has cracked it, two new versions are out and have patched that exploit.

Topic: Anyone know about replacing parts in laptops?
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 21:30

Ok, if the DC adapter is soldered onto the motherboard, you're SOL. Most people will try to fix it by essentially slapping some more solder on it, even if it's modular. In which case the days before it needs to be replaced again is in the double digits. It's a very tricky repair. Mostly I recommend people just get a new machine. Predominately because in most instances it is soldered, and the only surefire method to fixing this is a new motherboard, which between parts and labor usually costs more than a new machine, and laptop motherboards are notoriously difficult to find for the correct model. It interfaces with pretty much everything in such a way that means you almost universally need to get the exact correct part, it's also tricky to replace as laptop parts are rarely entirely modular. That being said, the HDD/SDD is extremely easy to remove and put into a roughly 3 dollar case, which can act as an external hard drive and has a perfect backup of everything in it.

Topic: alienware
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 21:20

I probably missed the boat on this, but if you're going for full power, a custom rig is the only way to go. Otherwise, Alienware is a little overpriced for the hardware it's giving. You're normal people brands like Lenovo, HP, Asus et cetera have pretty much a relatively good ratio for price : power. If you're not going custom, I highly recommend refurb, they typically have hardware inspected by a technician rather than assembly line, so manufacturer flaws are significantly less common. Plus, cheaper.

Source: I fix computers for a living. I kind of have to know this stuff.

Topic: Post your gamer name
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 21:15

Thragato on Steam, that's pretty much the only place I have an online presence. Message first, not random request if you please.

Topic: Sex or Fallout 4
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 21:12

GOTY Fallout 4 or initial release?

Topic: POLL: What is your favourite gaming platform?
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 21:11

My "other" is the Dreamcast. Between the lively homebrew community straight up classics like SoulCalibur and Code Veronica, it's hardly a question. Plus the fact that the laser and firmware are EXTREMELY exploitable adds tons of fun.

Topic: Erotic games?
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 21:02

A lot of VNs from Japan and Korea have a lot of eroticism in them. Some have been translated (albeit a fraction of the total made) most are censored, but many have unofficial (or official) censoring patches. BoneTown is a game where the sole purpose is to get laid, although it's not fun in the slightest.

That being said, there are some "great classics" for the Atari 2600. Considering my calculator can run a 2600 emu, I'm sure your computer can. Just google around for Atari 2600 emu and roms if you're interested.

Topic: All-Time Favorite Games
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 20:56

Red Dead Revolver is my all-time favorite (not Redemption, Revolver) although honorable mentions go to Freedom Force, Goldeneye, Code Veronica, Vanquish, and Super Mario World.
That being said, Frogger has a very special place in my heart, as does the X-Men arcade game and the original NES Mario Bros.

Topic: Lizard Squad needs to "F" off and get a life.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 20:51

You know LS are essentially mercenaries right? They DDOS big players like Sony and Xbox Live and LoL to garner publicity for themselves and to gain more business. It's a stroke of genius when you think about it, evil genius with a helluva lot of fancy hardware.

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Happy Birthday from the Lush team.
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