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    I'm thinking of a special Halloween run of...

    I'm thinking of a special Halloween run of Barbies and Kens I had to carry to a birthday once...

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    Couldn't possibly be a Guar if s/he ain't grinning like they know something...
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    "Rightfulness" isn't a concept if you're looking...

    "Rightfulness" isn't a concept if you're looking only so far as the throne, though - there are have been far fewer Shezzarines than seekers-to-the-throne the Elder Council has accepted.
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    Could just as well be two consciousnesses...

    Could just as well be two consciousnesses enjoying their own bodies, yet stuffed into one living spark - easiest way to appear sane while remaining a nest of contradictions within. Lose the ability...
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    The standard FCOM-MMM-OOO sequence's easier to...

    The standard FCOM-MMM-OOO sequence's easier to plow through with Wrye Bash and BAIN, too - some of the unofficial scripts you find leave you anticipating until the first missing mesh placeholder pops...
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    It took me a total of five hours spread over two...

    It took me a total of five hours spread over two days to get a driver's licence printed with a bleeding inkjet - two to hear a tub of lard zipped up into a policeman's trousers talk about the chases...
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    And I'd agree - a great deal of it's how...

    And I'd agree - a great deal of it's how self-servingly lazy and self-indulgent I am with parentheticals, run-ons, and clauses lifted in when a great deal of editing for flattening'd help everyone,...
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    If you so wish - I'm glad you had the patience to...

    If you so wish - I'm glad you had the patience to ping me earlier, though; I was genuinely PUI when you checked me over a series of run-on clauses. (Being annoyed and bothering to keep interested for...
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    A fairly heavy compromise to make, though, as...

    A fairly heavy compromise to make, though, as much as it's clear that cramming a single one-theme-fits-most grammar full (of unique water features and bandit layways) gives us the most bang for their...
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    One more time, then: I'm not entirely sure what...

    One more time, then: I'm not entirely sure what we're expecting out of BethSoft; not if we're expecting dungeons with purpose (which BethSoft, to be fair, reduces to picking out of broad-but-shallow...
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    I'm circling around a topic here - you're right:...

    I'm circling around a topic here - you're right: I just suspect that we're making our comparisons against other dungeon-crawler traditions that don't feel heavily obliged to give their dungeons a...
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    Could be human computers with a pair of dice, for...

    Could be human computers with a pair of dice, for all I care (if two-five, place an atrium with a rising ramp right-angled to the left; roll again to determine whether oil should already be slicked...
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    I'm not a fan of accounts that look solely to the...

    I'm not a fan of accounts that look solely to the individuals - they make out a great deal of hash and emotion without offering an objective standard for falsifiability (not without using an interest...
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    You've still got a great deal of dumpiness and...

    You've still got a great deal of dumpiness and doughiness (especially when attempts to wring out realism out of the earlier potatoface meshes become wildly incompatible with the newer models), but...
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    I'm going to sound too specific and too...

    I'm going to sound too specific and too argumentative here, but please bear with me: it's hard to engage entirely with an argument that argues for and against the existence of a mechanic, because our...
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    I'd always thought civilizations used their...

    I'd always thought civilizations used their balance of outflows and incomes to check whether to start planning a siege - don't merchants simply shrug things off as well if you simply (s)eize all...
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    You're morally obliged to work through the LOD...

    You're morally obliged to work through the LOD section (and extra mods) on every installation - I'm sure great gobs of BethSoft's existing pipeline were handed down from Oblivion; the more detail...
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    Or she doesn't seem to be in contact with her own...

    Or she doesn't seem to be in contact with her own shadow, at the very least. I can't be sure the two are equivalent, but I haven't the chops to work out exactly.
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    You're entirely right - Skyrim's probably more...

    You're entirely right - Skyrim's probably more discriminating when handing out its trousers.
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    Nevermind that for a bit - why's the woman second...

    Nevermind that for a bit - why's the woman second from left floating?
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    -snop-

    -snop-
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    The standard dictum: Qarl's Texture Pack 3,...

    The standard dictum: Qarl's Texture Pack 3, Better Cities, Unique Landscapes, the disappearing-grass fixes and the low poly grass patches, RAEVWD, Illumination Within, the Animated (animated!) Window...
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    (This was written before I saw your post,...

    (This was written before I saw your post, MythicGear - sorry about that; now you've suggested that "identity" and legitimacy-in-representation need not come together.)

    Actually, what the fuck -...
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    I can't easily find that said in practice - but...

    I can't easily find that said in practice - but I've only been looking at the UESP (which states it, but then proceeds to cite an expansion to the PGE3 who invokes it for an entirely different...
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    Arena's name was explained away after-the-fact,...

    Arena's name was explained away after-the-fact, IIRC, as a witty little nickname for the Empire - but I'd say nicknames exist in the lore to find their own explanatory powers that begin to get out of...
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    Bringing truth to the Arena, bro. (I'm...

    Bringing truth to the Arena, bro.

    (I'm surprised that name hasn't found much productivity in the extended canon, as well - but what specific mechanism to give life to it, exactly, that'll toe the...
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    Tell me how you do on Gaenor, actually - I've...

    Tell me how you do on Gaenor, actually - I've found that nothing but hideously one-sided stat manipulation can help you with him.
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    There's no particular reason to treat it as a...

    There's no particular reason to treat it as a judgment of character: I'm sure I couldn't have found a more meaningful or poignant opportunity to drop the O-for-Oblivion once and for all and expand,...
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    Divinity: So On And So Forth seems to be...

    Divinity: So On And So Forth seems to be respectably successful, but seems to have achieved it by punting the responsibility of a world in 3D proper (and what implicit writing's required to create...
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    I'd say it'll cost them a great deal of fidelity,...

    I'd say it'll cost them a great deal of fidelity, though: more polygons in their models, landscapes manually crafted, and virtual square metres to cover make writing hard to fit into a budget, and...
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    I'd say the triple-A release cycle has them...

    I'd say the triple-A release cycle has them slitting their throats and diluting their vision: the industry may be more hostile than ever to writers who can fuse the abstract with the real (or perhaps...
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    And now you have me awake at night thinking what...

    And now you have me awake at night thinking what some intern could possibly think Redguard would be better off with that they could possibly add. (And while the rest of BethSoft's working day and...
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    While we're on the topic of Oblivion - I wonder...

    While we're on the topic of Oblivion - I wonder whether a per-subsystem profiler exists for the game: my FPS seems to be dropping into the 10-20 region just outside the IC while still remaining...
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    Vanilla installation? I wonder if a heavily...

    Vanilla installation? I wonder if a heavily modded one'd scream out in the Papyrus log.
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    Let me try again - I'm beating around the bush,...

    Let me try again - I'm beating around the bush, and I'm sorry for that: I'm wary of tossing out a "but everyone else..." argument when the most exciting thing Yahtzee did when coming up with the...
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    The same claim made without qualifying what...

    The same claim made without qualifying what should make "it" inevitably true is fairly low-nutrition filler as well - why bother when we've clearly fallen into one of the cracks opened by the fallacy...
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    Misgivings about tossing over your retail key to...

    Misgivings about tossing over your retail key to the gaping jaws of Steam? (They're so quietly just waiting for their patience to wear you down...)
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    Then I've been barking up the wrong tree all...

    Then I've been barking up the wrong tree all along - I look like a ridiculous little inquisition, and'll just duck out.
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    -snop-

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    All red herrings, then. (And I'm thinking out...

    All red herrings, then. (And I'm thinking out loud, as well, which probably aggravates you.)
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    I've found this immediately before the...

    I've found this immediately before the stack-dumping proclamation -


    Suspended stack count is over our warning threshold, dumping stacks:

    - someone's going to school me on what BethSoft means...
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    The Papyrus log's constantly written to, but I'm...

    The Papyrus log's constantly written to, but I'm sure you've known that well in advance - can I sweet-talk you into trying to give us nothing but the last hundred or so lines, if you've got the room...
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    So I find a lone hatch in its lonely little...

    So I find a lone hatch in its lonely little existence out in the wilderness...

    http://i.cubeupload.com/WdUEv8.png

    ...and end up finding what should be an entire dwarven fortress crammed into a...
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    I can't believe I'd slept past the fan-a-rama. ...

    I can't believe I'd slept past the fan-a-rama.

    Nevermind; now there's quiet devotion to give.
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    If anyone's got a nigh-jacked out Oblivion...

    If anyone's got a nigh-jacked out Oblivion installion, but hasn't gone straight into an FCOM-OOO-MMM combination: any problems installing Unnecessary Violence (III), Tamriel Immersion Experience, and...
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    Shit's nigh expected, in any case - the choice to...

    Shit's nigh expected, in any case - the choice to work a complication in has always been open, though: the canonical storyline makes prophecy-fulfilling inevitable save for playthroughs in which...
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    Install the MGE: you won't be diluting...

    Install the MGE: you won't be diluting Morrowind's Great Contribution to the series. You'll find that a good deal of the topography's designed like a series of rat warrens as well - no doubt a...
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    I'd always thought all the wrangling was due to...

    I'd always thought all the wrangling was due to more more substantial issues with file replication - but I'll be arsed if handing over any more shekels for Premium's going to be accounted for in...
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    And here I thought the secret to building up your...

    And here I thought the secret to building up your own computer-filled dungeon was to not bother with tossing them away - and I haven't worried about looking out of date, either, considering how...
  • And I haven't seen cheeks and lips shaped into...

    And I haven't seen cheeks and lips shaped into porky excess for comedic effect in half a decade or so - the last time I'd seen a dumb grin as well-endowed as that was in an early Cartoon Network...
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    And that, too, with a trigger-happy generic...

    And that, too, with a trigger-happy generic malware signature - I genuinely wonder what precise pattern's responsible for the flagging; perhaps Controller support's required Valve to add a layer of...
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