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by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Movies
Replies: 2062
Views: 100756

Re: Movies

sancarlos's top five is basically mine, but with a few switched around. Miller's Crossing is arguably their best, but largely forgotten/unknown.

Not quite top five, but the True Grit remake is underrated.
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?

A group of pigs wanders into our territory and decides to join the colony. We can use them to breed and sell or serve as a source of meat/footballs in an emergency. Note: The floating hearts here represent the pigs having sex, while Nonlinear just "happened" to be skipping by and totally was not try...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?

So after a few days we have a rudimentary base set up with barracks, a common area, storage space, and fields to grow essential crops. As we get the basic survival things under control we'll start branching out into more advanced crafting and making things more secure. https://i.imgur.com/Q8WIEBS.jp...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?

Here's a closer look. Our pet giant ground sloth has been auto-named Donner. Bengal will train him to assist with work tasks as well as turn into a ferocious killing machine when the need arises. We have a basic stock of supplies to get us started, along with a few weapons to assign—rifle (Nonlinear...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?

I entered twilts as the seed for the random planet generator and got this. Welcome to the planet Praecipua-983. Go ahead and make your "New Vejana Expanse" jokes now. https://i.imgur.com/Mh9TMIx.png As before, we won't be alone. Here are the factions with whom we'll be sharing the planet. You'll see...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?

Alright, here we go. Swampville VI https://i.imgur.com/4VPOmIk.png tennbengal spent his childhood exploring wrecked ships on his desolate home planet. He then became a mindless construction drone and was subjected to brutal social experiments, leaving him incapable of creative thought or leadership....
by Johnny Carwash
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Uniforms, Logos, and Such
Replies: 820
Views: 42621

Re: Uniforms, Logos, and Such

I think the basic design is OK, but the black is just awful. Reminds me of the Mets from that period when they insisted on shoehorning black into their perfectly fine blue-and-orange scheme.
by Johnny Carwash
Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Gunpowder's Gold Star Trivia
Replies: 1363
Views: 36123

Re: Gunpowder's Gold Star Trivia

Thought it might be harder. Grogan is correct. Year was 1979.
by Johnny Carwash
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Gunpowder's Gold Star Trivia
Replies: 1363
Views: 36123

Re: Gunpowder's Gold Star Trivia

Name the last person to start every game at QB in a season for the Patriots who wasn't Tom Brady or Drew Bledsoe.

Bonus: Guess the season within three years.
by Johnny Carwash
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: POLL - Colony Pet

Looks like ground sloth has edged out the others to be the colony pet. Was hoping to have the intro ready today, but needed to iron out some things with the setup. I did manage to crack one specific problem that should really help the narrative flow compared to last time. Will have the first colony ...
by Johnny Carwash
Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: POLL - Colony Pet

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:47 pm
Serious(ish) question: Does the terrain / climate effect the animal?
Hadn't thought of that. Not sure, but I'm guessing a Temperate Forest wouldn't be a problem for any of those in the current poll.
by Johnny Carwash
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: POLL - Colony Pet

A_B wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:46 am
Ground sloths are massive!
Yeah, in case anyone was confused, ground sloths in the game are big-ass things like this:

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by Johnny Carwash
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: School Work thread
Replies: 22
Views: 222

Re: School Work thread

Have worked remote for over a decade, so can provide some input.

Are you asking about the advantages/disadvantages from the perspective of the worker, or the company?
by Johnny Carwash
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: POLL - Colony Pet

So, less formal poll...how many should there be in the initial colony group? The first ones I had done earlier started off with 4-5, while the final one started with 8, I think.
by Johnny Carwash
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: POLL - Colony Pet

So after realizing that the novelty of setting the Swamp colony in an actual swamp wasn't worth dying of malaria, Temperate Forest pulled out ahead in the vote and will be the site of the next colony. https://i.imgur.com/M5ayjful.png Now for the actual most important decision: the colony pet. See th...
by Johnny Carwash
Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: Poll - Settlement Location

So, looks like "Swamp" is currently tied for the lead...know that sounds neat, but just to make sure what you may be getting into, here's the in-game description: Wetlands choked with vegetation and disease. Dense overgrowth makes it hard to move around, and clearing areas for building takes a long ...
by Johnny Carwash
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Re: Swamp RimWorld 2018: Poll - Settlement Location

New poll up to choose the biome for our new colony.

I would strongly advise choosing Arid Shrubland, Temperate Forest, or Boreal Forest. The others (especially the ones toward the bottom) have a progressively greater chance of getting everyone killed before things have a chance to get interesting.
by Johnny Carwash
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections
Replies: 404
Views: 3587

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections

White people have like 10,000 different variations of the name Kristen/Kirsten/Krista/etc...eventually that one had to come up.
by Johnny Carwash
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?
Replies: 49
Views: 587

Swamp RimWorld 2018: It's the sixth version of Swampville. What could possibly go wrong?

http://i.imgur.com/zQBet03.png Old thread if you'd like a re-read For those who missed it or need a refresher: RimWorld is a computer game in which you manage a group of stranded castaways on a remote planet, working to establish a sustainable settlement in the face of threats from starvation, natu...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 4763
Views: 158455

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

so maybe he just moved here from some f-ed up country where there isn't like 15 kinds of tomatoes in every grocery store. Affluent looking middle-aged guy in a quarter-zip sweater. Looked like the type who, if you raised the issue, would argue that he was fully within his rights to do so. I'd have ...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random
Replies: 4763
Views: 158455

Re: Random Thoughts About Thoughts Random

So, guy at the grocery store going through the tomatoes where there's small clusters with 4-5 on a section of vine, pulling off individual tomatoes and putting them in a bag...that's a dick move, right?
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld Challenge 2017 - The Final Countdown
Replies: 600
Views: 20053

Re: Swamp RimWorld Challenge 2017 - The Final Countdown

So a question: Do you want to keep your same personas from last time, or do you want to "re-roll" and get new attributes?

Guessing that BFJ is a hard "yes" on being the pot-smoking Rodin of vomit again, but other input is appreciated...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp RimWorld Challenge 2017 - The Final Countdown
Replies: 600
Views: 20053

Re: Swamp RimWorld Challenge 2017 - The Final Countdown

Game has been updated quite a bit since we last did this, with a number of new features. A bunch of mods too that can add some interesting things to mix it up...

Will put some things together this weekend and maybe post a few "teasers" next week.
by Johnny Carwash
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018 Midterm Elections
Replies: 404
Views: 3587

Re: 2018 Midterm Elections

I think his campaign was doomed the moment he had to jump off a bridge to avoid a decommissioned police car.
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Home Repairs
Replies: 613
Views: 19690

Re: Home Repairs

I assumed the new mirror might be one that isn't stuck to the wall. Otherwise why change if it isn't cracked? Yeah, the idea is to replace it with a "proper" mirror that is about the same size. Thanks for the input everyone, will think this through some more. Also found this example of someone remo...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Home Repairs
Replies: 613
Views: 19690

Re: Home Repairs

Looking to replace my bathroom mirror, which right now is just a piece of mirrored glass glued to the wall. Any advice on the best way to remove it safely and without f'ing up the wall behind it? I've read the suggestion to cover it in duct or packing tape to prevent it from shattering when it comes...
by Johnny Carwash
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The World Cup...OF FLAGS
Replies: 240
Views: 3918

Re: The World Cup...OF FLAGS

#1 is if Kevin Durant moved to Quebec.
by Johnny Carwash
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: 2018-19 NBA Regular Season Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 1590

Re: 2018-19 NBA Regular Season Thread

A_B wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Lebron tossing dimes to klay gonna be awesome.
I'm sure this will happen.
[+] spoiler
with Golden State
by Johnny Carwash
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Video Games Thread (See first post for Swamper handles)
Replies: 178
Views: 7249

Re: Video Games Thread (See first post for Swamper handles)

Hey, went back and set up the first post to list all our game network handles if we'd liked to do that.

Put up Steam, PS4, and XBox One (ha ha losers) so far. Feel free to add others.
by Johnny Carwash
Mon Oct 29, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - FINAL AWARDS & SEASON WRAP-UP
Replies: 659
Views: 10882

Re: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - FINAL AWARDS & SEASON WRAP-UP

A few final updates to wrap things up for this year: Season-End Awards: - Gunpowder won the Unknown Award as the team MVP for Burlington as voted by his peers. - Rams Fanny won the Unknown Award as the team MVP for Holland as voted by his peers. - Gunpowder finished third in the Bensell Conference T...
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - FINAL AWARDS & SEASON WRAP-UP
Replies: 659
Views: 10882

Re: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - POSTSEASON WRAP-UP + Poll: Holland Team MVP

Rams Fanny has a clear lead, but going to bump in case anyone missed it. Had quite a few more votes on the Burlington poll at the same time yesterday...blatant Lake Champlain Coast bias.
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Florida Man - (apparent) right-wing (alleged) pipe bomber edition
Replies: 56
Views: 805

Re: Florida Man - (apparent) right-wing (alleged) pipe bomber edition

rass wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:37 pm
MAGA Mike
Trademark this ASAP so you can sue the NY Daily News tomorrow.
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: The OFFICIAL Florida -or- Ohio Thread
Replies: 332
Views: 23815

Re: The OFFICIAL Florida -or- Ohio Thread

Of course.
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - FINAL AWARDS & SEASON WRAP-UP
Replies: 659
Views: 10882

Re: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - POSTSEASON WRAP-UP + Poll: Holland Team MVP

duff is definitely not going to show up on random message boards to argue that he should be the MVP based on his homers and RBI and that WAR is a bullshit nerd stat.
by Johnny Carwash
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - FINAL AWARDS & SEASON WRAP-UP
Replies: 659
Views: 10882

Re: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - POSTSEASON WRAP-UP + Poll: Holland Team MVP

With the votes tallied, Gunpowder edged out wlu_lax to win the Burlington Sports Frogs' Unknown Award as the team MVP for 2018.

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New poll up for the Holland side of things.
by Johnny Carwash
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - FINAL AWARDS & SEASON WRAP-UP
Replies: 659
Views: 10882

Re: Swamp Out of the Park Baseball 2018 - POSTSEASON WRAP-UP + Poll: Burlington Team MVP

So with 18 votes in, Gunpowder holds a narrow lead over wlu_lax for the Burlington MVP. Get your votes in soon if you haven't yet. Tomorrow morning I'll put up a similar poll for Holland.
by Johnny Carwash
Thu Oct 25, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: The Swamp
Topic: Fall Reading Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 801

Re: Fall Reading Thread

In any event, anyone else read epic fantasy series that has some recommendations? Might be geared to a younger audience, but I really liked Lloyd Alexander's Chronicles of Prydain as a kid. I might have liked it more than LotR, all things considered—smaller scale, but a more intimate and character-...