ITT we solve the question above us [Part 6] (753)

704 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8750 06:02

Going a day without sleep usually works for me. Stay up late, then when the sun rises take a shower, get out of the house and try to keep yourself occupied until evening. Keeping your body moving and staying out in the sunlight will help revert your biological clock.

What's the best place you've lived and why?

705 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8776 17:22

Probably the place I stayed in my second year of university. Positives:

  • Spacious
  • Double bed
  • Bills included
  • Fairly reasonable price
  • Decent kitchen
  • Within easy walking distance of university and laundrette


  • Heating was broken, so it was always too hot
  • Downstairs neighbour was a bit loud
  • Wasp nest outside

Would you like a hug?

706 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-8996 05:02


How much candy do you eat?

707 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9013 18:13

Not that much. At most, the equivalent of one to two candy bars a week.

How long has it been since the last time you talked to somebody in real life?

708 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9013 18:51

A couple hours.
How many different states/provinces have you been to?

709 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9013 19:30

>>708 I've been to 2 provinces of Catalonia, 1 in Australia, 8 in France, 4 in Belgium and 3 in the Netherlands. There are 0 states or provinces in Britain, but if you count counties, well, all of them I guess.

>>710 Where's the nicest place you've been?

710 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9013 22:41

The nicest place I've ever been is only nice because most people don't know about it. So if I told you where it is, it'd be worse off.

What was the last thing you bought at a 711 (or a similar convenience store)?

711 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9014 00:44

A bacon-wrapped hot dog.

Are you comfortable right now? Why/why not?

712 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9015 20:34

No, not really, because it is a misery to cohabitate with the people in my area, but I don't know of a better area to move to.
At night I dream of a big sea-worthy houseboat and a lifetime supply of mittens so I can at last drift away and spend my days cut off from my species but for a satellite internet connection.

Did you enjoy it?

713 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9016 01:41


Which letter (of any alphabet) has the most aesthetically pleasing shape to you, personally?

714 Name: (iœjĪªª²iœj) : 1993-09-9016 01:49

I like the J a lot. If we want to get exotic ت is really cute and happy. Of course ƒÖ, the mouth of many of our favorite characters. I guess I really like rounded open top graphemes.

What should I make for dinner tomorrow night?

715 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9016 09:54


How do you operate your pants?

716 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9016 12:45

>>715 I wear boxer shorts

>>717 Have you ever worn pants so tight that when you try to shit yourself, you can't?

717 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9017 19:56

Something Indian. I would recommend a dish, but I'm afraid I'll spell it wrong.

Who's a man and a half?

718 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9081 21:16

Barry Chuckle is both a man and also a half of the British children's comedy duo the Chuckle Brothers.

What is the closest you've ever come to dying?

719 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9081 23:17

I was speeding while drunk on a highway and missed an exit, I fucking smashed the break pedal trying to take it, but my car started spinning out of control. I hit the highway barrier and only manage to fuck up the front bumper, everything else, including myself, was ok. I use Uber to move around the city when drunk now.

What's the most wasted you've ever been?

720 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9082 01:21

>>719 I once took too many xanax on a Friday night and didn't wake up until Sunday evening. My own saliva stained the carpet.

>>721 Do you like vector graphics?

721 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9082 02:56


>I once took too many xanax on a Friday night

used to do that pretty much every night

SVG sounds good in theory but it's annoying in a lot of ways. I do prefer PNG over JPG though. Adobe Flash was vector-based, and look how well that turned out. Not well at all. But aside from that, I don't really care that much about image formats.

If you're drawing, it makes more sense to use raster graphics because then you can do more complicated images that look like actual paintings instead of a couple of lines whose only advantage is that they look smooth when you zoom in on them. SVG makes sense for icons or some logos or graphs or something, but that's about it. But the solution to pixelated raster graphics is to draw super high-res and then downscale for whatever site you're uploading to. It's easy to start with a lower resolution when drawing, but I think it's better to have a resolution that's too high instead of too low.

How often do you get drunk?

722 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9082 15:22

I drink alcohol perhaps once every two weeks or so, but only one or two drinks, so I never get more than tipsy. I've only been properly drunk once. My neighbour threw a house party, and my bedroom was directly adjacent to the speakers, so, realising I had no hope of sleeping, I decided I may as well join them. I was slightly feverous, didn't know anyone there, and everyone else was about ten years older than me. I ended up just standing around aimlessly listening in on conversations I had nothing to add to, and drinking every so often. The party pretty much ended around 3am, when I went home, threw up, and collapsed into bed.

What is your favourite and least favourite part of your own body?

723 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9082 17:27

Favorite: my brain, unironically. Not in a I-think-I'm-smarter-than-everyone-else way, but because I'm glad I don't have any serious mental problems. Look at Terry Davis, for example. He's a genius programmer, but he is hopelessly schizophrenic.
Here's an image of a schizophrenic person's brain compared to a normal one:
Imagine basically having a big hole in your brain that makes your thoughts and behavior weird. No thanks!
Least favorite:
My ankle, because I injured it and it never fully healed.

What is something you do that you think nobody else does?

724 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9083 11:10

Put my finger in my bum. I'm not entirely sure whether nobody else does it; I'm always suspicious of a good night's rest.

What's the most yak-shaving or procrastinating thing you've ever done?

725 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9083 11:57

>>724 In the grand scheme of things, everything is equally pointless so nothing really counts as procrastinating to me. Though I kind of regret wasting some of my precious time on Aristotle's Metaphysics, what a load of rubbish!

>>726 What are your 3 favourite books and why?

726 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9083 17:18

50 Shades of Grey
50 Shades Darker
Ready Player One

Tell me, what do you think of airplanes?

727 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9083 18:50

I love travel, but I hate airplanes. Airport security sucks. Jet lag sucks. At least they sometimes give you alcohol on the flight.

Someone once gave me HORRIBLE advice for dealing with jet lag. "Don't sleep before the trip, just stay up the night before and sleep on the plane!" But the economy seats were too tiny and uncomfortable (and the comfy ones are ridiculously expensive), and there was too much turbulence in order to sleep at all! So I was tired as fuck during a flight across the pacific ocean.

How many books have you read so far this year?

728 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9084 12:22


  • The Second Sex - Simone de Beauvoir
  • Whipping Girl - Julia Serano
  • Fateless - Imre Kertész
  • Mrs Dalloway - Virginia Woolf
  • The Destruction of Black Civilisation - Chancellor Williams

Of the video games you've played, which had the best plot, in your opinion?

729 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9084 14:54

Video games are lame.
What are you doing with your life?

730 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9084 16:31

Playing video games and watching anime.

Who are you cheering for?

731 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9084 16:32

>>728 I don't know about plot, we're all familiar with the John Carmack quote about plot in a video game I think. But the best writing (subtle difference) of the games I've played was Fallout: New Vegas, I think. It's one of few RPGs where I was invested and immersed enough that I sincerely had trouble and angst doing something I wouldn't do IRL. Especially in the expansions, where each one is based on one central choice, I had trouble replaying it and doing the other choices.

>>731 If the only music you could listen to for the rest of your life was the collected works of one single artist, composer, band, etc, who/which would you pick? Off the record, my "favorite" and the one I picked when a friend posed me this question are different artists.

732 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9084 16:36

>>730,731 Croatia. I'm not actually watching the game, but I hope they win. Fuck France.

And Tchaikovsky. Not necessarily my favorite composer/musician of all times, but probably the one with the biggest catalog with the best ratio of things I like to things I don't.

>>732 Is it morally acceptable to lie to avoid hurting someone's feelings, in your opinion?

733 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9084 16:37

FUCked it up again justfuckign beat me with a chair

734 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9084 19:34

As you wish.

Did it hurt? When I beat you with a chair.

735 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9085 16:01

Not just morally acceptable but morally imperative. All social interactions are founded on convenient lies of that sort -- lies of omission, if nothing else.

I didn't feel a thing.

Do you believe there will be a World War III (or a war of comparable magnitude) within your lifetime?

736 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9086 04:04

God, I hope so.

Do you think you will ever have a family? Why or why not?

737 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9086 11:02

Nope. I have absolutely no interest in sex or romance, and will soon be starting a course of medication that will probably, as a side effect, make me infertile.

What is your favourite type of insect?

738 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9086 16:16

I don't have a favorite, but I do have a least favorite:

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

739 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9086 16:30

Holed up in some rural farm town, watching the big cities burn on TV and giggling like a lunatic.

What's that goddamn racket out there?

740 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9086 22:31

It's a badminton racket; you can tell by the fact the handle is much longer, and the head smaller and rounder than a tennis racket.

What are the last five non-DQN entries in your browser history?

741 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9086 22:37

My browser is set up to never save browser history ever. Only bookmarks. Also clears all cookies when you close the browser. It's better this way.

Do you do any coding? If so, what kinds of things have you made? If not, what would you make if you knew how to program?

742 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9087 07:31

>>741 I did Visual Basic at school, then when I got a job at a games studio there were sometimes tiny code fixes I was able to do myself to save the programming team's time but I'm not much of a coder at all. When the company folded, I did wonder if I'd be able to take the code-base and make something cool out of the dead project but I have to much other stuff going on to really spare time to learn how to code. The idea I had was to make the player characters... made of constantly-generated water shaped like them, and they splash about.

>>743 Would you play a splashy fighting game where the fighters were made of water?

743 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9087 10:39

As a fluid dynamicist, I'd certainly give it a try; it sounds like it could be pretty cool. Especially if you have special attacks that do stuff like change your or your opponent's viscosity, surface tension, pressure fields, etc.

When was the last time you cried?

744 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9111 21:53

While waking up from a fairly disturbing dream. The last time I cried "for real" though was after getting in a fight with my parents.

What's your most embarrassing "unpopular opinion" you are willing to reveal?

745 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9118 19:49

I have unpopular opinions, but I don't think they're embarrassing. Also, people would probably get mad if I posted my unpopular opinions here, since they are political.

How many scars do you have?

746 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9118 21:57

>>745 Hundreds and hundreds, because I have a penchant for painting with my blood. I wonder if I've reached 1000?

>>747 Have you ever tasted dog's blood, or the blood of any other animal?

747 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9119 05:33

>>746 Fred was right, seek help

>>748 What do you think you're trying to prove, anyway?

748 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9119 08:46

I just want to be remembered by strangers after I die. I don't really care how. After all, I'll be dead.

Which was your favorite unbreakable blood oath?

749 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9143 18:50


What is the single most useless piece of information you still remember exactly?

750 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9143 20:48

>>749 There's a lot of it in me old noggin, but I can perfectly recall the particular set of noises the toilet the cottage in the woods I lived in until I was 6 made when it flushed. Whhhw-whhhhw, whhy whhhwHhh... ba-dumpah-dshhh...(...)

>>751 What do you do when you can hear your downstairs neighbours are having a party?

751 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9155 17:18

Footsteps, stomping, music, and laughing.

What's your least-favorite song and why?

752 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 01:35

"Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" AKA "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" AKA "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" AKA "Alphabet Song". I hate it because it's cloying, extremely bland, and ubiquitous.

What's your favorite RPG and why?

753 Name: (*゚ー゚) : 1993-09-9156 03:50

Tabletop: GURPS for the flexibility, though I find 5E surprisingly pleasant. Video game: Planescape Torment, because I felt like I could actually choose what role to play, while also taking in a pretty decent story. (The only JRPG series I've really played is Ys, so I can't really judge that category.)

What's your favorite pole arm?

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