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  1. I took up running lately and I wanna go to the gym more regularly I just need to commit more and stop making excuses to avoid going. I also wanna take up cooking and baking because it is an important life skill anyway I'm looking for other activities that sound mildly impressive to people so that I don't have to say "video games" when people ask what my interests are. I'm also preparing to begin doing some charity work for an organisation that supports victims of crime soon so that's nice. I think ideally if that hobby had some to do with creativity that would be good but right now I'm open to all suggestions as I need to broaden my horizons.
  2. I thought this would be fun game to play since video game movies have a stigma for being bad and nobody has really figured out how to do them yet. The Tomb Raider one that came out recently is supposed to be okay from what I heard but nothing special, Assassin's Creed apparently they spend most of the film in modern day which is crazy when you have all sorts of historical time periods to visit instead. I wonder why they didn't just scrap that part of the game. Anyway here's my idea: I would adapt Shadow of the Colossus but have the guy only need to kill one Colossus (probably I'd pick the third Colossus or maybe the flying one in the desert) to save the girl instead of 16, and try to build the relationship between him and his horse throughout the film. He would have to speak more to the horse though so you can build the relationship whereas in the game he's fairly mute. Most of the film would be about that relationship with the horse and his travels across the Forbidden Land, scaling tall mountains, through ancient and abandoned cities (like the one where you fight XIV aka Cenobia) and other landscapes, or camping at nighttime feeding the horse. There wouldn't really be any other characters than those people that arrive at the end after he gets turned into a monster. At the Colossus battle I would try to depict it the same way as they do in the games, not some rampaging monster like in Pacific Rim or Rampage but as an animal that you could feel sympathy for since it's just minding it's own business and ends up being murdered. Maybe in the fight scene do what they did in Dark Souls where you can see it's injured and in pain towards the end like with the Sif boss battle when the wolf is damaged and you see it limping and in pain. I would possibly kill the horse toward the end but not during the battle itself, maybe just before like in the lead-up to Colossus XVI where the bridge collapses and it falls but in the game it survives, I would rather be more decisive and kill it instead. I'm not a scriptwriter though it would probably be really boring but I think it would be cool and could actually work.
  3. Turn A Video Game Into A Film

    They could have just turned Back Cover into a 2 hour full length film anit would have been interesting but sadly they didn't.
  4. What are some hobbies to take up

    Idk why I started this thread really. I asked for new hobbies but the reality is that I already know what I need to do to improve my life so taking random suggestions for new hobbies or skill doesn't seem as necessary now as it did a day ago. I already know the answers, I just need to be serious about doing them and not pussying out when the going gets tough. For the excercise and health the problem is starting them not finishing them, on the occasion that I am at a gym I'm fine, running in my local park I'm fine, it's just finding the willpower to do that in the morning consistently that I need to do. That means going to bed earlier to wake up early, force myself out of bed to go running, forcing myself to go to the gym in the morning when I'm feling tired and don't want to bother. Resisting the urge to eat a chocolate bar or other unhealthy snack when I could be eating an apple or banana instead etc. It's all oportunity cost and I need to stop taking the wrong option and get serious about life. There's no reason I need to keep feeling the way I do about myself.
  5. What are some hobbies to take up

    I think those are options but ideally I want to find things that are more productive as I spend more time than I should on video games. I wanna learn cooking and baking because I'm bad at them and these are skills (at least cooking is) that is essential; I'm 21 so I should know at least the basics of these, until I do I wont be as independent as I should. I also want to commt more to excercise, working out and healthy eating because it will make me physically and psychologically healthier. As it stands I wouldn't be able to give many answers outside video games if somebody asked me what my interests were which is very sad, at 21 years I should be better than this but now is as good a time as any. My family and I will be on holday for the coming week but aftewards I will be starting some volunteer work that I will be doing for 3-4 days a week. which should give me enough time during the week and weekends to develop these skills and grow as a person. My uni schedule this past year had me in for 3 days a week and I absolutely wasted it by using the free time I had outside studying on video games; had I just gone to the gym regularly I would have actual meaningful results. I think most of this should be spent on health related things and life skills that I haven't learned because my parents were far too lenient growing up so I didn't do the chores and learn the skills I should have. But the way I look at it, if I can commit seriously now then I will get somewhere but I like to think that I at least have the self-awareness to that know I should be doing better in these areas and not relying on mommy and daddy anymore. That's probably not the case for some other people so at least I have something going for me. I need to eat healthier (too many chocolate snacks in particular), run more (I bought runnign shoes a while ago and want two runs a week, usually one lap around my local park and back home is around or just under 2 miles so I want to get a second park lap in there, but it's tough to find the willpower when I'm tired after the first full lap), lose some weight (I don't think I'm fat but more like skinny fat, my stomach isn't too bad but I kinds have mini-moobs, definitely not the worst you'll see but I wanna fix it up since it's a source of negative feeling) and boost my self confidence. I think it could be because milk was my favourite drink growing up so I had tons of it, and I think milk contains oestrogen which is why my upper chest doesn't look as flat as I'd like. But also I suspect fat underneath has something to do with it. It's not so bad that it can't be fixed with the proper diet and excercise (increasing testosterone) and gym work since it is better than any case I could find on Google Images which means the solution is already in my hands, I just need to take it. And also obviously hit the gym more regularly, not even primarily to gain muscle but just to reduce my flaws (by trying my best to define upper chest) and feel more self confident. My self-confidence has held me back and I just thought about it more on Friday while I was out buying some summer clothes and that's what prompted me to make this post. I made this post initially about hobbies but now that I think about it I really just wanna make wholesale changes to my life to be more of an adult and more independent. Finding new interests beyond video games is where I think I should start to that but I want them to be productive, like working out, learning both essential skills but also recreeatonal ones, improving my diet but also expanding it to try new foods since I'm extremely picky over what I eat. Learning a new instrument is something I want to keep in mind but since I've never learned one before it's very daunting,mbut I think that learning these skills would make me feel more self-confident and that could carry over into other areas of my life. Sorry for writing a wall of text it's just that when I saw your suggestions it clicked for me that I want to find something productive rather than take your suggestions and stay on video games and TV all day (anime is not quite for me with the exception of Dragon Ball stuff) because they aren't productive. For you it's fine because you've got your career and life together in medical school or as a doctor (I forget where you are) so those recreational activities can be done at your own leisure with lower opportunity cost but I think I need to get to that point in life myself before I can turn less productive things like that into a hobby because I haven't taken control of my life yet so the opportunity cost is greater for me. I'm just drifting by and not at least attempting to self-actualise. Without the added pressure of studying for Uni I theorise that I can take a slightly less stressful 12 months or so of volunteering and make use of the few days a week I gave spare to hopefully pick up a part time job for a couple evenings a week, and be working on myself in terms of skills/hobbies so that when I go back into postgraduate studies I'm a more rounded, balanced and confident person. I'm thinking start with the essential skill (cooking), financially commit to the healthier living part (maybe invest in a Fitbit and something that helps a beginner like me count calories) and try to get a plan like 2 days a week each on jogging/gym, with the rest days being chances to absorb information from family and research into the essential skills I need to balance myself as a person. Then when it comes time for postgraduate study I've got to work on my social life but that's something for another day. The instruments may also have to be put on the back burner for now so I can target the more pressing matters first. I'm tired of being disatisfied with life but I've got to actually do something about it muself instead of finding excuses. This all has got to be way better than how I'm spending my time now but it's all well and good saying all this but another matter entirely when it comes to I actually doing it so we'll see how serious I am about everything I've written in a few months time.
  6. Which videogame do I play next?

    I would say Red Dead Redemption but also if you haven't tried it then maybe Crash Bandicoot N Sane Triology.
  7. What are some hobbies to take up

    I have thought about trying to learn a musical instrument, I've just never learned how to use one before so it's difficult to push myself but I'll think about it.
  8. Shocking performance by England, we created nothing in he second half. However, he referee clearly favoured Tunisia and even with VAR we were denied two clear penalties.
  9. Spain sacked their manager today disaster, their opener is on Friday lol
  10. Nintendo Switch (new console)

    Well Smash Bros was the most prominent feature of Nintendo's E3 Direct, along with Super Mario Party and the new Fire Emblem game. Fortnite is now available on the eShop as well. I still feel they should have one or two more new characters for the Smash Bros though, it's all characters we've used before witht he xception of the Inklings and Ridley. I stil would like to see Crash Bandicoot, Rayman or Banjo and Kazooie but I find it more unlikely now than I did a week ago sadly.
  11. Nintendo Switch (new console)

    Is anybody here buying Mario Tennis Aces? I tried it out in the pre-launch tournament last weekend and played over 100 matches, really fun game and deeper than you might expect. Definitely buying it on the 22nd. If you pre-order it on the eShop you get double gold points too. In other news, I picked up a Switch Pro Controller today and while I'm not happy about the price (paid £26 due to discounts on my Game card when it should have been £54.99 though) the quality was immediately noticeable seconds after opening the packaging it. It feels quality, not cheap as I heard the PowerA controllers felt, just the right weight, the buttons are just the right distance apart, the sticks have just the right amount of resistance to let you control how far you want to move them and in what direction... it just has a premium feel to it. I play mostly docked and I don't intend on going back to the Joy-Cons anymore. It's expensive but you get what you pay for, and this is a quality controller.
  12. YCS Secaucus Tournament Report

    I played a few Italians at the two YCS' I've been to some time ago and nothing like that ever happened to me. Sounds like a very sour experience.
  13. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    The UEFA Champions League draw for 2017/18 season takes place today at 17:00 BST at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. The managers of each of the 5 english sides in the competition have now completed a minimum of one season at their respective club, meaning that managers like José Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp and Antonio Conte will no longer have any excuse for a poor showing after having had a chance to build their team with two summer transfer windows. With the astronomical amounts of money now in the English game, English clubs are expected to perform better in the competition now moreso than in the last 5 years or so. Below are the seedings for each pot and the country the club represents. Pot 1 contains the title holders and the champions of the top seven associations based on their 2016 UEFA country coefficients. As the title holders, Real Madrid, are one of the champions of the top seven associations, the champions of the association ranked eighth are also seeded into Pot 1 (regulations Article 13.05). Pots 2, 3 and 4 contain the remaining teams, seeded based on their 2017 UEFA club coefficients. In each group, teams play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format. The group winners and runners-up advance to the round of 16, while the third-placed teams enter the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League round of 32. The matchdays are 12–13 September, 26–27 September, 17–18 October, 31 October – 1 November, 21–22 November, and 5–6 December 2017. A total of 32 teams play in the group stage: 22 teams which enter in this stage, and the 10 winners of the play-off round (5 from Champions Route, 5 from League Route). Qarabağ and RB Leipzig will make their debut appearances in the group stage. Pot One: Real Madrid (ESP) FC Bayern München (GER) Juventus (ITA) Chelsea (ENG) Benfica (POR) Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR) AS Monaco (FRA) Spartak Moscow (RUS) Pot Two: Barcelona (ESP) Atlético Madrid (ESP) Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Borussia Dortmund (GER) Sevilla (ESP) Manchester City (ENG) Porto (POR) Manchester United (ENG) Pot Three: Napoli (ITA) Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) Basel (SWI) Olympiacos (GRE) Anderlecht (BEL) Liverpool (ENG) Roma (ITA) Beşiktaş (TUR) Pot Four: Celtic (SCO) CSKA Moscow (RUS) Sporting CP (POR) APOEL (CYP) Feyenoord (NED) Maribor (SLO) Qarabağ (AZE) RB Leipzig (GER) Arguably it is preferable to be in Pot Two rather than Pot One this year. Who do you support, and what would be your ideal group stage draw?
  14. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    Must be nice to have good full backs. No idea how Mourinho paid £35m for Lindelöf who can barely make the bench when everybody knew we needed a left back. And now Alex Sandro may renew with Juve after all and we're getting priced out of signing Bale. This could turn out to be a shit window.
  15. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    Robertson has done well when he has played for Liverpool imo. I see people saying he's the best left-back in the league although I can't help but feel that indicates the shocking state of left-backs in this country more than anything. Danny Rose should be there but he messed up his standing with Poch after that interview with the Sun right before the season started.
  16. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    Normally I'd gloat at Liverpool losing 3-1 in the European cup final but I under the circumstances surrounding Loris Karius I can't. I just cannot imagine how he is feeling. It would spiral me into a depression for a long time so I hope he can bounce back at another club. Priority for Liverpool next season must be to sign Roma's Alisson.
  17. UEFA Champions League 2017/18

    Omg I'm so nervous please don't let Liverpool win
  18. lord help me im back on my Bullshit

    Welcome, make sure to join the Discord server which is far more active than the forum!
  19. Do your cards mean anything to you?

    I like my Penguin soldier
  20. My Hero Deck

    You guys were all assholes to @lavaman555 I like your deck Lavaman ignore the haters I will look at it on the weekend and try to give some advice
  21. Leaked trailer from San Diego Comic-Con. Quality isn't great but Marvel might not release it themselves if they fear overshadowing Thor: Ragnarok. With a year or so to go it's the usual time frame for the first trailer to come out anyway. This is (in my opinion after seeing multiple leaked recordings) the best quality I could find even with somebody's head in the way at times. Synopsis: "As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment - the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain". Part 1 is scheduled for release in May 2018. Part 2 is scheduled for release in May 2019. I'm going to put both parts of the Infinity War films together in this thread rather than create a separate thread for the second film. So in a years time this thread will be bumped again for Part 2's first trailer. Thanos looks pretty intimidating to me. Hopefully he wont suffer the same fate as all the other crappy MCU villains bar Loki. He already seems more serious a villain to me than most of the other clowns Marvel seem to have fallen in love with. He also looks like he's squishing Thor's head like a grape. Looks like a full invasion of Earth by himself and his Black Order, now named the "Children of Thanos". See below for more:
  22. The Flash

    Yes it was an okay finale but nothing special. To me it didn't even feel like a finale though, just another episode. Season 1 and 2's finales felt like ends to the season, season 3 perhaps too but this was just felt like another episode.
  23. Welcome back. The forum is mostly dead. The Discord is likely the future of the site so I would consider joining that if you haven't already as it is much more active.
  24. The Flash

    I can't believe that they spend so much time on Caitlin wanting Killer Frost back and unfunny scenes of Wells losing his intelligence and memory (which they could have done some kind of commentary of dementia/alzheimers instead of terrible comedic relief as I have seen other people mention and might actually be interesting) and the most painfully unfunny scene I have ever watched featuring Cecile and a pizza delivery guy. These writers must be banned from writing comedic scenes, they're just a little bit shit at it. Also those writers do realise this is the penultimate episode right? They spent so much time on filler that we still don't know why the Thinker needs Barry for his plan. They have a great deal to cover in the finale and I suspect the Thinker does NOT need Barry because the writers decided they left it too late since the had so much filler instead of progressing the story. Maybe I will be wrong and they will answer those questions but I seriously doubt it. The show has gone so far downhill now that it's astonishing. I just can't understand how you go from season 1 to this. And even season 1 had it's problems (revealing Wells as Reverse Flash in episode 1 when it could have been a shock reveal later on). But still way better than this garbage. I will likely avoid season 5 unless they somehow make an amazing villain which I doubt they are capable of anymore.