Recent posts by AlextheGreat13 on Kongregate

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Topic: Off-topic / Do you like spicy foods?

I like spicy foods, but only when the spiciness actually contributes to the flavor. I don’t care for the sort of spicy where it’s seen more as a challenge to eat it than anything else.

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Topic: Off-topic / Is EA a bad company?

All companies are bad. That’s how capitalism works.

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Topic: Off-topic / Favorite Season?

Only Winter can match the coldness of my heart.

Also snow is fun.

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Topic: Off-topic / quick test

I usually put the difficulty on the easiest setting because I’m a filthy casual with no skill who just wants to get to the end. Whether I move up on the difficulty setting really depends on what kind of game it is. If I want to get through it just for the story, then I probably will never move beyond the easy setting. If it’s a strategy game or some other genre where I actually care about getting good, then I’ll gradually increase the difficulty over time.

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Topic: Off-topic / I installed Windows 10 today.

Originally posted by occooa:

I’m excited for W10 to iron out the bugs so I can download it. I really want it but right now it’s not worth the possible issues.

Also, when you boot it up, does it land at the desktop or what? Since the start menu is back where it should be.

Yeah, it put me right at the desktop with all of the same settings that I had before. All of my games/programs/etc were still there. They just put a few extra bits on the taskbar which I just removed. There’s also the bar that says “Ask me anything.” I don’t know if there’s a way to remove it, but I don’t really want to, so I haven’t tried.

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Topic: Off-topic / What is your favorite color? (Test thread)

I generally don’t like pastel colors, though more specifically, I don’t like pink or beige.

As for my favorite color, I like red.

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Topic: Off-topic / I installed Windows 10 today.

Originally posted by curadocesar0:

how much is microsoft paying you?

All of the money.

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Topic: Off-topic / how long have you been posting on OT?

I started some time in the summer of 2010, though I created my account in 2008.

I’ve been here a while.

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Topic: Off-topic / I installed Windows 10 today.

It’s decent. Everything works as it should, so that’s nice.

It also came with Cortana, Microsoft’s Siri-clone/Clippy-remake named after the fictional AI from Halo. It’s basically a voice-activated search engine that I can have tell me jokes. I’m sure once the novelty of it wears off, I’ll never really use it.

Other than that, they got rid of a lot of the really stupid crap from Windows 8, like the awkward start menu.

Have any of you gotten Windows 10? What do you think of it? Are there any good questions I can ask Cortana?

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Topic: Off-topic / Live stream of a guy sitting and smiling

That’s a bit creepy, honestly.

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Topic: Off-topic / Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump

Honestly, I think Hillary has a better shot at winning. In 2012, one of the biggest things holding back Mitt Romney was his reputation as a sleazy elitist business man; Trump’s reputation is like that, but even stronger.

I don’t really like either of them, so I’ll probably either just not vote or vote some minor party that stands no chance of winning.

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I’ll probably vote for Bernie Sanders in the primary election. Then, when he inevitably fails, I’ll vote for Jill Stein in the general election. When she fails, I can just sit back and mellow in complacency with the comfort that I’ve done my civic duty.

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Topic: Off-topic / Mods abuse their powers.

This is generally why I play games without mods. It’s just too easy to go overboard and completely break the balance of the game.

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Topic: Off-topic / What languages do you want to be an expert on

I took three years of French in high school and I don’t want those to go to waste. It’d be pretty awesome if I could become fluent in French; I just need some resources to learn it.

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Topic: Off-topic / Compliments <3

You’re a fun and creative person.

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Topic: Off-topic / fun fact: if everyone on earth was dead, there would be no more racism

Originally posted by 15man:

this only true if let it
if program a robot to yell out
and every one dies
that robot will still be raceist

But does the robot have free will? If not, then it’s just like writing a racist comment on a sign and having it left after everyone’s dead.

But if the robot did have free will, then should it count as part of that “everyone” who is going to die in this scenario?

If the robot did have free will and was allowed to live, then you could say that there still isn’t racism because racism requires the enforcement of a social hierarchy based on race, and there wouldn’t be a social hierarchy to enforce.

If that was the case, then if there was only one person left alive on Earth, then racism couldn’t exist either.

I’d say the bare minimum of people required for racism to exist is two, provided they were of different races.

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Topic: Off-topic / Are you more of a COLD person or a HOT person?

I prefer the cold; few things feel as refreshing as a lungful of wintry air.

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Topic: Off-topic / itt: post times u shuckled up

All those times I slept in and showed up like ten or fifteen minutes late for class. Then I try to stroll in nonchalantly, but I can’t help but feel like I’m being awkward and rude. Plus, I go to a small college with small class sizes, so it’s pretty tough to go unnoticed most of the time.

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Topic: Off-topic / Half-Life 3, What is it?

Half-Life is a video game series made by Valve. The second one in their series came out a long time ago and people have been waiting for the third one for a while. There’s kind of a joke that Valve can’t count to three, since many of their other series stopped at the second installment: Portal 2, Left for Dead 2, Team Fortress 2, and DOTA 2.

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Topic: Off-topic / Psychopathy test


The only reason I didn’t get zero is because I sometimes have the thought, Screw responsibility! I do what I want! That often turns out poorly for me.

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Topic: Off-topic / Do you like to eat pickles.?

Pickles are a divine food. Anyone who says otherwise is a heretic.

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Topic: Off-topic / Morons taking 5 minutes at the coca cola freestyle machine unaprecation thread

But you don’t understand! The first time you see one of those machines, it’s a mystifying experience! It’s like living in the future! The first time I saw one, I was blown away by all the options, and all the different flavors you could add to your drink. Coke with orange? Sprite with vanilla? Root beer with cherry? There were so many combinations that I hadn’t tried before, and they were all available to me.

Can’t you just wait five minutes while someone has this beautiful experience of their own?

Originally posted by ninjaChameleon:

How is that 100+?

Once you push one of the buttons it asks if you’d like to add any other flavors to it, like cherry, vanilla, lime, or whatever. So if there’s like 5 or 6 additional flavors that could be added to each of the choices you see in the picture above, then that comes out to over 100 options.

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Topic: Off-topic / A message to the Kongregate admins

The admins generally respond if you wish to request a ban on your own account. Feel free to ask Trickyrodent.

If you don’t want yourself to spam or troll, then that’s up to you. If you feel like you don’t have a choice in it, then you’re lying to yourself. Ultimately, there’s little that the admins or mods can do to keep you from making as many alternate accounts as you like. We’ll just keep cleaning up the messes until you get bored or realize the futility of being annoying.

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Topic: Off-topic / I saw Pixar's "Inside-Out" today. [Obligatory Spoiler Warning]

When I first saw the trailer for this film, I confronted it as a puzzle, a challenge which Pixar claimed to have tackled. That challenge was how to represent emotions as characters without making them flat and one-dimensional. It was also unclear how conflict could be resolved for such characters (Could Anger ever stop being angry or Sadness ever stop being sad?).

Pixar took on those challenges and did a pretty damn good job of it. Their answer was to give each emotion something which they valued, which brought contentment if those values were met, and emotional reactions if not. Anger was concerned with fairness, Fear with personal safety and well-being, Disgust with good taste, and Joy with the simple innate positivity of the experience of joy. Sadness was the only emotion of the five which was not given a very clear meaning and purpose from the start, and so the conflict of the movie was concerned with finding the value of sadness, and it did so amazingly well.

The value the movie finds with sadness is that it is a catalyst for deep emotional bonds. Our deepest connections to our families and friends are tempered through times of sorrow. This is why tragedies are such a powerful genre; through sharing with us the sorrow of the protagonist, we feel a deep connection and a feeling of belonging.

So anyways, it was a pretty touching film that showed that sadness has value and can bring people together. Of course, this was lost on the five-year-olds who had been brought to the theater to see it. I think it might be a more appropriate film for someone around the age of the protagonist (11) where the innocence of childhood is starting to wear thin, and the world’s beautiful and terrible complexity is beginning to reveal itself, forcing them to take on a more wholesome appreciation for the entirety of human experience beyond simple joy.

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Topic: Off-topic / Discuss: 4D films

Whoa, whoa, whoa! 4D films?!

Do they make you travel through time or something? Or is it full of tesseract-type obects which are inconceivable in 3D space?