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Title: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 19, 2018, 06:01:23 am
To keep things fresh, let's start a new thread!

Again with the last thread, there isn't any particular topic and you can discuss about anything here. Please follow the rules.

As in the rules, "spamming" and "double-posting" are explicitly allowed here. This is unusual forum etiquette so please keep that in mind.

The last thread was: http://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php?topic=3088.0
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Epsilon on January 19, 2018, 07:15:18 am
I spent a solid 5 minutes pondering what to post here. This 5 minutes could have been used to do my assignment. What have I become

Anyways, it's supposed to be 50 degrees fahrenheit today and this weekend. Noice.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Zowayix on January 19, 2018, 07:20:41 am
So... you know being an admin doesn't get you out of putting your name change in the first post of the Name Changes thread, right?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 19, 2018, 02:25:21 pm
Yes, and I realized I forgot to record my last name change when I changed to "Maralis". So *shrugs*.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on January 19, 2018, 03:35:21 pm
Hello, Admin I Have Never Spoken With Before.

What made you come back ?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 19, 2018, 04:01:54 pm
The Thread of Topiclessness was growing massive and needed maintenance for the sake of the forums, so I decided to do something about that.

Aside from that, I thought it'd be warm if I popped back in here.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on January 19, 2018, 04:05:17 pm
It's nice to see you back Sasara. :)

How have things been going with you?

(I used to be the user called Torchickens)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on January 19, 2018, 04:23:44 pm
Hello new thread.

I have nothing worthwhile to post but I'm gonna do it anyway.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 19, 2018, 06:15:08 pm
Um. 2017 was a horrible year for me. Otherwise, fantastic.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Epsilon on January 19, 2018, 06:19:19 pm
2017 was a rather boring year on my end. I did get to see my sister on Colorado, though, so that was nice.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on January 19, 2018, 08:04:38 pm
Just got 4 foils in an Ixalan set draft. Currently 0-1 of 5 games as of posting.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 20, 2018, 01:41:26 am
witch of science〜
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on January 20, 2018, 04:21:28 am
Um. 2017 was a horrible year for me. Otherwise, fantastic.

Sorry to hear that.
That's good though.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: danny on January 20, 2018, 02:50:55 pm
hello
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on January 20, 2018, 05:10:21 pm
I gave up on understanding the rhyme or reason in MeBoy(and MeBoy-F)-introduced glitches. Wonder if it would be possible to hire someone to fix that trainwreck (cause I like my old-ass phone and ain't changing it).
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on January 21, 2018, 01:45:30 pm
I'm glad as always to see this place is still alive!! I have a lot to catch up on.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: danny on January 21, 2018, 03:52:48 pm
what's happening here?
1) is the discord dead
2) is anybody still around (probably a yes, should research more into the true answer to this question.)
3) is there still significant interest in gen i glitches
4) i should probably learn gbz80 but that's not a quesiton
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Epsilon on January 21, 2018, 04:00:08 pm
1) is the discord dead

Eh, activity will pop up every now and then. It's not super active, but there are occasional conversations.

There are some conversations that can quickly reach up to 300+ messages long in a short time period. Unfortunatly, these are usually flame wars.

2) is anybody still around (probably a yes, should research more into the true answer to this question.)
I'm still here but idk
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on January 21, 2018, 05:03:34 pm
If the amount of attention Chickasaurus' and Shenanagans' videos are getting is any indication, there's still tons of interest in both Gen I glitches and further research into them, possibly more than there has been in years. The speedrunning community in general seems to have revitalized interest in glitches from all generations.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on January 21, 2018, 05:40:32 pm
There is still interest in Gen I, but attention has shifted more towards Gen II, both because we're slowly exhausting Gen I's pool of glitches, and because of Gen II being released on VC.

Also, yeah, you should definitely learn GBz80. I suggest taking a look at awesome-gbdev.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 21, 2018, 05:42:42 pm
4) i should probably learn gbz80 but that's not a quesiton

Learning about Z80 is an easy way to learn about ASM in general. I suggest you Godelize the Z80 after you're done learning about it.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Charmy on January 22, 2018, 06:55:49 am
I gave up on understanding the rhyme or reason in MeBoy(and MeBoy-F)-introduced glitches.
Wait what MeBoy introduced glitches? Mind giving a few examples?
I know what MeBoy is but idk it was such garbage as i never used it...
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on January 22, 2018, 09:50:18 am
Hi Sherkel! :) Long time no speak.

If the amount of attention Chickasaurus' and Shenanagans' videos are getting is any indication, there's still tons of interest in both Gen I glitches and further research into them, possibly more than there has been in years. The speedrunning community in general seems to have revitalized interest in glitches from all generations.

This makes me happy, but don't forget TheZZAZZGlitch. His videos are a lot more popular than mine nowadays.

Then we also have Crystal_ (who goes really deep into his explanations) and Metarkrai for Generation III videos.

Yeah definitely re:speedrunning, I really enjoyed the techniques that were put together for 151 speedruns (mainly by luckytyphlosion).
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on January 22, 2018, 11:35:18 am
Hello to you too! It sure has been a while. It's good to know there'll be even more to watch when I feel like checking out glitch videos. Shen's stuff on 151 is what introduced me to speedrunning as a whole, and just talking about it now I already want to practice Red some more when I get back to my place in a few days. Did you ever give it a shot?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on January 22, 2018, 11:46:21 am
Yes, it has :).

Cool, hope you enjoy them!

I've never tried running it, no but I've watched a few of Shenanagens speedruns.

I remember thinking it was amazing how he would navigate the Glitch Cities so smoothly, setting up Cooltrainers, or how he would execute later glitches such as LGFly and oobLG.

The closest I've done to a speedrun was a Japanese Crystal TAS (but not optimised) and a 5かい catch 'em all run for Red/Green (which is really obsolete now). Both are on my channel if you haven't watched them.

What have you been up to? You been playing any of the more recent Pokémon games like Sun/Moon, Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 22, 2018, 05:35:21 pm
*plays music reverberating across the halls and into mathematics~*
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on January 22, 2018, 06:32:28 pm
*plays music reverberating across the halls and into mathematics~*

Some glitches get like that.

You also reminded me I listened to a few music videos about how you can turn certain mathematical constants into melodic music.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMq9he-5HUU
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: danny on January 22, 2018, 09:06:03 pm
i might come back considering i'm losing friends at an increasing rate

also i might talk about how i've been feeling for the past few months if there's a 'serious discussion' area.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Epsilon on January 22, 2018, 09:12:19 pm
Welcome back!

*cracks open celebratory can of pepsi*
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 22, 2018, 09:19:35 pm
i might come back considering i'm losing friends at an increasing rate

also i might talk about how i've been feeling for the past few months if there's a 'serious discussion' area.

It's probably inappropriate to turn the Debate Wars board (that was the first place I thought of) into a "serious discussion" area, but you're right, we do need such a place.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on January 22, 2018, 09:32:53 pm
I gave up on understanding the rhyme or reason in MeBoy(and MeBoy-F)-introduced glitches.
Wait what MeBoy introduced glitches? Mind giving a few examples?
I know what MeBoy is but idk it was such garbage as i never used it...
Trust me, it is garbage.
For starters, if you play for a while (time depends on the game), game just freezes (good luck if it happens mid-save), if you saved in-game while inside the savestate, and then nuked that savestate, saves in the main game may RANDOMLY become way older than they should (happened with my first Dragon Warrior Monsters playthrough - finished game with all the monsters became a mid-game save with barely half of the bectiary filled ><).
Games that are pirated or just heavily glitch-prone can get random errors that throw you out of the game (pirated Pokemon Green has these, and they made elite4 unbeatable, and "Pokemon Diamond" Telefang bootleg, - with stabilising patch, may I add, - literally crashed if you stepped onto some map tiles).
Graphic errors appear even in "improved graphics" mode (DWM gets all the moving map sprites cut in half or become invisible on certain moments).
Some games won't let you move properly if you put in frameskip (in Dragon Warrior 3, I couldn't make just one step, it "slid" and made 2 instead, which made some thing real hard).
Sound support is so bad that I'd rather not have it there at all (the only thing it is useful for is making games slow enough to easily win casino minigames).
And it seems like Debug Yellow's debugging tool won't work properly, either (I can't write a string of zeroes into memory no matter how I try), tho it may be just me being dumb.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 22, 2018, 10:10:51 pm
Okay, I've added Serious Discussions to the forums and made Debate Wars a sub-board of it.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on January 23, 2018, 01:52:00 am
>There's a fucking thunderstorm happening right now

I don't think I've ever experienced a thunderstorm in winter before. Neat.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 23, 2018, 10:07:52 pm
Any alchemical technicians around here?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Zowayix on January 24, 2018, 12:58:41 am
I'm not sure alchemy is a real qualification you can obtain.

Regarding MeBoy, you might want to check this out:
https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/2nmslr/android_gbgbc_emulator_accuracy_testing_results/

The thing is with GBC.boy is that it's a paid app, as is GambatteDroid which is also based on Gambatte.

Which is pretty scummy IMO because they didn't develop Gambatte and they're profiting off it. Are they even complying with the GPLv2 here?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on January 24, 2018, 08:53:50 am
Tests should also be conducted on Pizza Boy, imo. It's actively developed, runs a custom engine, is free, and runs Aevilia fine (since it fixed something with rVBK, at least :p).
I'd be interested in seeing how this emulator fares.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on January 24, 2018, 10:36:25 am
How Mario Kart Wii can help you with maths.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4rrOYng0rs
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: danny on January 24, 2018, 02:47:39 pm
i like the description for the mspa subforum
Quote
MS Paint Adventures
Create and play MS Paint adventures like those on MSPA.
or, basically
Quote
MS Paint Adventures
Create and play MS Paint Adventures like those on MS Paint Adventures
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on January 24, 2018, 03:41:28 pm
Regarding MeBoy, you might want to check this out:
https://www.reddit.com/r/emulation/comments/2nmslr/android_gbgbc_emulator_accuracy_testing_results/
Not sure if you were talking to me, so sorry if not. But my phone doesn't support any apps (as it's a phone, not smartphone), so it's no use for me...
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 24, 2018, 03:45:01 pm
i like the description for the mspa subforum
Quote
MS Paint Adventures
Create and play MS Paint adventures like those on MSPA.
or, basically
Quote
MS Paint Adventures
Create and play MS Paint Adventures like those on MS Paint Adventures

Um. Corrected.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 29, 2018, 03:17:04 pm
I'm eating olives for breakfast.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on January 29, 2018, 04:49:12 pm
Just olives ? Or with any seasoning ?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on January 29, 2018, 04:55:14 pm
I never eat olives with any seasonings so I wouldn't know what they taste like~
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: danny on February 02, 2018, 07:29:28 pm
michael cera

oh yeah i've been playing danganronpa and am considering reading homestuck so that's a thing
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on February 08, 2018, 12:22:04 am
Holy s**t where did all these guests come from.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Epsilon on February 08, 2018, 06:13:12 am
Holy s**t where did all these guests come from.

If i'm not mistaken, there was a site glitch that showed everyone, including guests, with the same IP, so they were considered the same guest. I believe Abwayax fixed this in the recent update.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on February 10, 2018, 10:25:18 pm
>Be me
>Decide to write something original for a change
>Brain immediately pipes up: "Nobody cares lol."

In the event I bother to write something other than Meganium Man!, have there been any guesses regarding the running speed of the europasaurus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europasaurus)? Google brings up dick.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on February 11, 2018, 02:55:28 am
Oh, cool, another story ! I liked Meganium Man quite a lot.
Also, no clue about your question.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on February 12, 2018, 07:05:32 pm
Lavender Town is eldritch. I may delete this later.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on February 13, 2018, 10:17:55 pm
Lavender Town is eldritch. I may delete this later.

-Nine million page, typo-addled and barely readable creepypasta that ends with the main character getting killed by a GameBoy goes here-

Oh, cool, another story ! I liked Meganium Man quite a lot.
Also, no clue about your question.

Meganium Man! is still going. I've got, like, 30 episode ideas including a finale. Whether or not I get that far is a different story.

I dunno. It seems like whenever I try to write something my brain just goes, "Nobody gives a s**t" and I end up closing the document. Especially if it's not fanfiction.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on February 15, 2018, 11:10:40 am
Meboy-F introduced the most infuriating glitch so far: it made it so occasionally, when it or regular Meboy are supposed to run Dragon Warior Monsters 2 roms (any version), they refuse to open (with no error message), and if you reload the emulator and try again, it either freezes the whole phone or makes it DO AN EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN.
Like, I know my phone is old, but I also know it is not supposed to do that (seeing as it runs heavy-ass programs made for other brands of j2me phones just fine, tho starting them takes like 15 minutes - out of those, I only have WMLEditor right now tho).
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on February 17, 2018, 07:12:42 am
No issue here...
My advice: Choose an emulator that isn't a reskinned version of an inaccurate open-source emulator that died a long time ago.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on February 17, 2018, 04:20:16 pm
Parzival, my rom is randomised, I guess there's something in it that throws the emulator off the mark - the question is, why did it only start happening after I added Meboy-F into the mix, and why does it affect EVERY DWM2 rom now? Also, how many gameboy emulators there are that would work on a Sony Ericsson z710i?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on February 17, 2018, 07:09:25 pm
Uhm... none. xD
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on February 17, 2018, 08:58:02 pm
And that's why I am stuck with Meboy and Meboy-F here)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on February 17, 2018, 10:44:26 pm
...You're SERIOUSLY using a flip-phone for GB emulation? You got a... TI-8x calculator over there? A Raspberry Pi? A washing machine microcontroller, even? I'm... gonna go sit down.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on February 19, 2018, 03:59:49 am
I am using it to play for fun :p After all, it's my first and only phone. More serious emulation things are done on computer, of course (which is also old and runs WinXP).
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on February 19, 2018, 02:49:01 pm
You're emulating on a flip-phone, your PC is running XP in 2018, and you've only had this ONE flip-phone.




Please.
For the love of <insert deity here>, hit up eBay.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on February 20, 2018, 06:50:24 am
Man, sorry if I sound a bit bitter, but can I introduce you to a concept of "not having money"?
Besides, my 20-years-old bed broke irrepairably last week, I kinda have other priorities, because sleping on lined-up poufs is no fun.
Also, you are like 9th foreigner who suggests that (and I am pretty sure that you are second or even third on this forum alone) or something along the same lines.
Following my sister's millenial-y advice, I only can say: if you have extra money, feel free to share.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on February 21, 2018, 06:40:09 pm
I feel your pain there, I've just received $8, which is a HUGE AMOUNT for me. It took me YEARS to save up a few bucks. I'm not even dependent on myself for money, either, so that shouldn't happen in the first place (as I could normally just borrow money from parents, like any other teenager).
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on February 21, 2018, 07:36:34 pm
Damn, man, that sucks(
I am dependent on my mom stil cause she takes my disability payment into family funds, and spends as she feels like. Granted, I get fed and clothed, but rarely have any choice in things (and she tries to boot me out at times, even tho I co-own the flat - it was a goverment handout).
She never gave me spending money when I was a teen, either ><' So I only have rare states when her mood shifts towards "kind of normal person" to get stuff (and even then, she decides for me most of the times).
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on March 03, 2018, 12:33:29 am
>Cat is in the bathtub drinking the water from the shower I just had

What the f**k are you even...?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on March 03, 2018, 03:26:06 am
"I'm just collecting samples after this night's experiment!"
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on March 04, 2018, 10:41:27 pm
>Visit long-dead Smash Bros. forum I was a part of
>All the old threads are still there
>RPs
>Fanfics
>Fan clubs
>Everything

I still miss it.

"I'm just collecting samples after this night's experiment!"

Turned out her water bowl was empty. I found it kind of suspicious she was hanging around the bathroom door when I got out.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on March 05, 2018, 09:18:13 am
i'm just gonna put this here.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on March 05, 2018, 10:25:51 am
I tried out a doujin of the Touhou series (itself a doujin series) yesterday called Touhou Kobuto V: Burst Battle (the Nintendo Switch version) as suddenly thought why not explore this series as I hadn't played a Touhou game before.

Some people regard it as a bad Touhou game, but I enjoyed the game regardless (although I agree the battle system seems a little repetitive at times), and the "yukkuri shiteitte ne" meme reference was fun.

It inspired me to want to try out Touhou Mountain of Faith from the main series next. (Chose to get that one as it works with no issues on Windows 10)

I know some people on these forums like Touhou too, what are your favourites?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Zowayix on March 06, 2018, 10:03:11 pm
I actually didn't mind the first one on PC-98 before it became rooty tooty scroll and shooty.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 11, 2018, 02:48:44 pm
I like the variation of Touhou where Rin Satsuki is a playable character.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 11, 2018, 07:26:13 pm
gee, see linefeed
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Hālian on March 13, 2018, 04:41:32 am
Just got 4 foils in an Ixalan set draft. Currently 0-1 of 5 games as of posting.
Yes hello I play Magic: The Gathering too :D
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 13, 2018, 12:38:40 pm
hmmph. what's spam?

probably stuff that pollutes across various threads?

this line of thought also relates to Discord
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on March 13, 2018, 03:29:40 pm
I'm surprised we don't have a spam board. Then we could shitpost all we want without raising the post count.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 13, 2018, 03:42:25 pm
★internet a n a r c h y★
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 13, 2018, 03:49:35 pm
Code: [Select]
★internet [color=red]a[/color] [color=orange]n[/color] [color=yellow]a[/color] [color=green]r[/color] [color=blue]c[/color] [color=indigo]h[/color] [color=violet]y[/color]★
ooh Glitch City glitchified
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 13, 2018, 03:53:18 pm
blah blah I edited in a clause allowing spamming and double-posting to the OP

enjoy everybody
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on March 13, 2018, 03:54:48 pm
★internet a n a r c h y★

I can sing a rain..... dvfgcgbyiuyhTMTRAINERvrvgurdREDREDROCKETrfe .. DARN YOU MISSINGNO.!!!!!  >:(

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTdq0VsLGQ
Let's all sing together
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on March 13, 2018, 04:59:30 pm
>Listening to Ramones
>It's snowing outside like a Jamaican spilled his cocaine
>Browsing a Kirby thread on /v/

Comfy.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 21, 2018, 09:20:25 am
Also, I made the Forum Games board publicly viewable again. So hopefully there's more participation in that board.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on March 21, 2018, 04:25:23 pm
>It's a "Bert decides to call one of his friends and then realizes that even though they have his number they never call him" episode

Oh well maybe tomorrow.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 24, 2018, 05:05:27 am
needs more oldbies
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on March 24, 2018, 03:32:43 pm
needs more oldbies

Quote
Oldbie:

This title is granted to those who were on Glitch City Laboratories' previous incarnations at or before 2005.

Lmao the only oldbies who are even active anymore are admins and mods.

Make me one for shits and giggles.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: CytricAcid on March 25, 2018, 02:33:50 am
my old accounts been around since 2007, but im really just a longtime lurker whos never contributed anything of worth, oh well.
acknowledge me senpai!
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on March 28, 2018, 03:18:39 pm
>New laptop
>Install word processor (Libreoffice 4 lyfe)
>Gotta go through all my documents now and add s**t to the dictionary
>All those Glitchmon names from TSOG
>Probably just as many Pokemon names
>God knows what else

(https://pics.me.me/heavy-be-heavy-breat-heavy-breathing-avy-breathing-heavy-brea-22783999.png)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on March 30, 2018, 10:46:43 pm
needs more oldbies

Quote
Oldbie:

This title is granted to those who were on Glitch City Laboratories' previous incarnations at or before 2005.

Lmao the only oldbies who are even active anymore are admins and mods.

Make me one for shits and giggles.

yes these oldbies
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Epsilon on March 30, 2018, 11:15:37 pm
Make me one for shits and giggles.

Bert for Mod 2018
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on April 01, 2018, 12:35:10 am
And now it's time for HOW TO KILL ALL FORMS OF DISCUSSION ON 4CHAN WITH UNCLE HIROSHIMOOT.

/b/ has a cute bunny video playing tho.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on April 01, 2018, 04:48:12 am
@someone
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on April 01, 2018, 04:41:42 pm
have there been any guesses regarding the running speed of the europasaurus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europasaurus)? Google brings up dick.

Still wondering this. The reason I ask is because my newest* story idea involves the protagonist being partnered with a europasaurus because it seemed like an ideal dinosaur steed and because theropods - which would probably make more sense - are overrated trash.

Even though brachiosaurus could only move at 10mp/h (or 16km/h), europasaurus is a dwarf species, being 20ft long at most and went shoulder-to-shoulder with an adult male (see this (http://www.prehistoric-wildlife.com/images/species/e/europasaurus-size.jpg) for a basic idea) and weighed as much as a cow. As such, it might've been faster than its colossal relatives. Even then, 16km/h is pretty good for  brachiosaurus when you take the length of its strides into account.

On a completely unrelated note, this laptop keyboard is s**t.

*I actually wrote two full stories but neither one of them were any good and I've tweaked the concept quite a bit. It was originally called Dinocop, about a cop who had a pet europasaurus, but then I decided to make him a vigilante instead. The europasaurus was also the only dinosaur in both stories but I've since decided to add more. So the whole thing is basically getting a reboot.

@someone

4chan's admin Hiroshimoot Nagashitposter added this retarded team thing to posts you see in the attachment, kind of like the IDs on /pol/. It's completely killed discussion on boards like /tv/, /mu/ and /v/ (yeah yeah >implying /v/ talks about video games).
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Zowayix on April 03, 2018, 07:47:42 am
Daily reminder not to use ableist slurs!
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on April 03, 2018, 09:28:12 pm
So Team Kirby Clash Deluxe is pretty fun but F**K YOU PYRIBBIT STOP JUMPING INTO THE FUCKING BACKGROUND YOU GODDAMNED PIECE OF s**t f**k ALL I WANT TO DO IS GET A FUCKING PLATINUM MEDAL FOR BEATING YOU BUT NOOOOOOOOOO YOUR STUPID ASS WON'T SIT STILL FOR TWO GODDAMNED SECONDS REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on April 03, 2018, 11:55:19 pm
falalalala narikase polpalatin se na
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on April 06, 2018, 12:40:57 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWwvg3aXUzk

"Are you that sure?"

"Yes, I'm Thatcher."
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on April 06, 2018, 04:04:28 pm
>Using Google Chrome
>Looking up possible guns for the hero of my story to use
>A little window appears in the top left corner:
>"Google would like to know your location."

Kek f**k off CSIS.

I eventually chose the CZ SP 75 Phantom. Did I do good?

Also, now that we can add Flash things to our posts, how about bringing back the spoiler tags?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on April 07, 2018, 04:26:00 pm
I think I found either a glitch or a very odd intetional thing in Xi Kong Shin Shou (on that dumbass mobile emulator, so can't provide a save): if your monster holds that sphere that regenerates a part of health if it's low, and hurts itself from being confused, the sphere regenerates opponent's health instead, and your monster stays alive with 0 health (that remains that way even post-battle without becoming an obligatory 1hp, tho you can give the monster a potion and it'd be fine).
It happened to my Bladeberus TWICE, with that one jiagshi monster in the lighthouse.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Hālian on April 08, 2018, 11:53:15 pm
(stuff)

I like your new avatar.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on April 19, 2018, 08:58:28 am
halice
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on April 26, 2018, 11:07:24 pm
So Alert Ready (Canada's version of the American Emergency Alert System) will now send me text messages on my phone regarding life threatening situations. I wonder why this is only happening now.

Apparently they're testing this service on May 6th so I will most likely wake up to this (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51k1aKJZ6Pg) lovely piece of ear sodomy.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on May 19, 2018, 10:34:45 am
ok i changed my email
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on May 19, 2018, 10:18:34 pm
ok i changed my email

(https://i.imgflip.com/ymvka.jpg)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Missing? NO! on May 19, 2018, 10:40:15 pm
I leave for about 6 months and we make a new thread of Topiclessness? Oh no. Things are far different now.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on May 19, 2018, 10:58:54 pm
I leave for about 6 months and we make a new thread of Topiclessness? Oh no. Things are far different now.

Damn straight boi. I run things now.

Now hand over that moderator title nice and easy.

(https://thumb9.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/87914/87914,1177856893,2/stock-photo-a-man-holding-a-pistol-and-pointing-it-at-the-camera-3186344.jpg)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Missing? NO! on May 20, 2018, 03:15:52 am
You'll never take me alive!!!
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sasara on May 24, 2018, 12:02:25 am
Do not talk about computers anymore.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Mefista on May 28, 2018, 08:35:11 pm
I've discovered other glitch in Shi Kong Xing Shou, this one is legit a glitch that in no way can be a "feature", and I discovered its effect after saving over. Twice. Go me ><

I can explain it if atleast someone would care. Either way, don't use Transform and then switch monsters, period.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Missing? NO! on May 30, 2018, 12:45:43 am
Just by looking at how dead the Art board is, spriting seems to be a lost art now. Shame. :(
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on June 03, 2018, 08:16:57 pm
Just by looking at how dead the Art board is, spriting seems to be a lost art now. Shame. :(
I recall seeing a decent amount of it when browsing Deviantart once in the past few years. Plus there seem to be 16-bit era inspired games making their way into the indie scene now, so there's that.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ドナルド・マクドナルド on June 06, 2018, 02:12:28 pm
damn haven't been on this site in forever.
how's everybody been?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on June 06, 2018, 03:28:11 pm
Holy s**t it's Tachi.

Welcome back I guess.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on June 08, 2018, 11:17:57 am
Long time no see!
(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/Mx4O-Ih3JaU/hqdefault.jpg)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on June 09, 2018, 05:28:55 pm
This still exists! :)
(http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg184/MutouYami-San/Lickilickycuno.png)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: danny on June 09, 2018, 06:45:35 pm
despacito
despacito

i'm working on save abuse-ready ace/memory editor setups
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Epsilon on June 16, 2018, 07:48:45 pm
So it's my first run of Half-Life.

During the intro, an object pushed me out of the monorail. After moving around, I wound up in a map with an empty skybox.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/386994470706741249/457722881179123712/20180616_214704.jpg)

Nice.

Apologies if this does anything. ~ Sherk
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on June 18, 2018, 05:46:54 pm
The original engine or the HL2-engine remake?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Epsilon on June 18, 2018, 06:00:22 pm
The original engine or the HL2-engine remake?

The original Half-Life with it's respective engine
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Parzival on June 20, 2018, 11:39:21 pm
The original engine or the HL2-engine remake?

The original Half-Life with it's respective engine
Odd. Usually nothing hits you... what was it?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Raven Freak on June 21, 2018, 08:11:11 pm
Hey everyone, been a while since I popped in. (Though I was just here a bit ago complaining about Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. xD My opinion has changed on that subject btw.) Also does the forum have a resize image feature? That image stretched out the board. :P
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Bert on June 21, 2018, 09:33:10 pm
Hey everyone, been a while since I popped in. (Though I was just here a bit ago complaining about Let's Go Pikachu and Eevee. xD My opinion has changed on that subject btw.) Also does the forum have a resize image feature? That image stretched out the board. :P

Ohai.

You can include height=### in the img tag. For example: [img height=###]http://www.imageurlgoeshere.com[/img]

Or people could learn to resize images themselves.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on June 21, 2018, 09:35:44 pm
Looks like it does. (Sorry, Epsilon!) Good to see you pop in again. I'm already finding that I don't often have something to say in glitch-related topics (mainly due to having not studied ACE at all beyond its uses in speedrun routes) but still want to talk here, so topics like this are good. My opinion on those games has...not changed. :P
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Missing? NO! on July 07, 2018, 01:29:38 am
I have a virus on my computer that not only slows it down, but it defaults every search result to Bing, rather than Google.
This is the worst.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on July 07, 2018, 12:01:58 pm
Consider yourself lucky it's not ask.fm :3
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on July 07, 2018, 03:20:44 pm
"Bing" is Chinese for "sick", so it makes sense that a virus would do that honestly.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Abwayax on July 07, 2018, 03:26:42 pm
"Gift" is German for "poison," so be careful during the holidays.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: danny on July 07, 2018, 11:27:16 pm
uggghhhhhhhhhh gbz80asm sucksss

can anybody recommend some half-decent tutorials for some aspects like jumps, conditions, and flags? asmschool kind of didn't do it for me tbh, it was all just 'lol add $8f adds $8f to a' and apparently according to a specific member's suggestions i needed to 'read it all' to get it.

rgbds is a literal nightmare. i have no idea what i'm doing and quite frankly a one-file project seems to be the best course of action considering how there's jack s**t in terms of good error messages and help files. i don't know what bin, constants, objects, or any of this s**t is i just want a damn gb asm compiler.

i might just scrap my projects entirely seeing as i can't even write a gosh damn ram clearer since whoever made the fucking gameboy decided that ram should be filled to the brim with random fucking values for NO reason. f**k me. jesus christ.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on July 08, 2018, 04:37:02 am
https://eldred.fr/gb-asm-tutorial

RGBDS is a cool compiler, although it does have some weird quirks (constant assignments must start on 1st column, everything else must not) that are confusing. It also improved its error messages, now it gives line numbers for most things.

It's (semi-)randomly filled at startup not by design or choice, but because that's how RAM chips work, so you have to suck it up and work with it. I recommend init'ing the bare minimum of things and enabling BGB's "Break on uninitialized RAM reads" so you know when you forgot to init a var.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on July 09, 2018, 10:21:09 am
So after LanceAndMissingNo. sent me a message about entering the Pokémon League with 5 Badges in Yellow, I decided to replicate that now old Red/Blue 0 Badges route from MrWint where you use Brock Through Walls to get to the Pokémon League early, abusing a quirk in how map connections work to place me near the top of the Pokémon League rather than below the badge checks and as a challenge without any save states.

I originally thought using Level 100 Nidoking from Viridian Forest death warp would be straight forward (though death warps can be a pain without luck manipulation which I've never tried and can't on VBA which, while it has inaccurate RNG, I prefer to use it because of its in-built recorder), but unfortunately the Level 1 Nidoking doesn't have coverage for Bruno's Rock-types and Agatha's Ghost-types (in fact the only way it can hit it with no TMs is with Poison Sting). -_- The TAS in that respect abuses luck manipulation a lot so Nidoking's Thrashes are critical hits and the foe doesn't hit the user whenever possible.

Before I tried this I did it with save states to abuse the linkless version of Generation I cloning (which has a high chance of corrupting the save file hence the save states) with Level 100 Nidoking and its original moves. Even with 6 Level 100 Nidoking's I still failed (and it's counter intuitive because you'd think with that many Level 100s you'd sure win). >_<;

So as a solution I decided to do Brock Through Walls twice. First time I'd walk to Silph Co. 10F and pick up TM26 Earthquake to teach Nidoking, and then I'd abuse Generation I Escape Rope mechanics to go back to Pewter City after last healing there (losing to warp is tricky unfortunately as a Rocket blocks the door (preventing PC access to deposit Nidoking) and you may spend a long time getting Nidoking to faint). Second time I'd do the Pewter house Brock Through Walls exploit to get to the Pokémon League and proceed to attempt the Elite Four.

It was still quite challenging for me with one Level 100 Nidoking so I'm glad I saved more often than not. When Nidoking gets to Lance he may have low HP hence you always have a chance of fainting to Gyarados' Hydro Pump (and I don't know the possible amount of damage it can do to you in general). But another (I feel) less obvious threat is Lance's Aerodactyl. It resists all Nidoking's starting moves as well as Earthquake, and its Hyper Beam can do a lot of damage to Nidoking. More frustratingly though it can troll you with Supersonic, so if you lose HP to confusion Aerodactyl could possibly throw another Hyper Beam at you (or possibly a flinch from Bite, I'm unsure how flinch works).

While with more careful planning I may have been able to buy a Revive, I had no money for items. Catching an Abra and doing another Brock Through Walls might have also allowed me to get TM48 Rock Slide from Celadon Department Store drinks girl, but I chose not to do this as I thought getting Earthquake would be sufficient.

A good strategy against Lance while time consuming is to abuse the Lance Trainer class AI to restore Nidoking's HP to its maximum. Long story short his three (not sure?? Even though I did this and have played the game many times I can't remember ;w;) Dragonair will always default to a super-effective Agility against Poison-types such as Nidoking and Bulbasaur even though it doesn't deal any damage and even if it has a maximum Speed stage. For this point luck is in our favour because Bulbasaur learns Leech Seed, so you can keep switching Nidoking in and out to restore its HP. Dragonair will also faint before Nidoking gets full HP but we're also lucky that Lance has more than one Dragonair and he can use a Hyper Potion so that more Leech Seed hits occur.

Then I saved before Blue. I don't know what moves his Gyarados knows (Trainer Pokémon normally have the same moves in this game other than what are called 'lone attacks' from special Trainers like Gym Leaders), but possibly his Gyarados could again be a threat to Nidoking due to its Water-type weakness.

I finally won, but the process from death-warp and Bulbasaur setup (including credits roll) took me 1 hour and 38 minutes. Makes me think speedrunners are amazing and they are a lot more patient than I am. Another thing is that I think you can get Level 100 Gengar if you manage to defeat Route 22 Rival Blue's first Pokémon and lose to his second Pokémon to load the 14 Special stat in memory for Gengar at Level 1, but I didn't confirm this or research its moves.

Tldr though, always be prepared for glitches taking longer or being more difficult than you expect. :)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on July 15, 2018, 09:47:19 am
The Agility thing is why you use most of your X items on Nidoking while up against his Dragonair and only use the single necessary X Special to one-shot the Gyarados before it.

This thread is still the most viewed on GCLF (https://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php?topic=4567.0). I don't know why, I don't know if anyone knows why, and I don't even know if there IS a why. (The thread about 8F, deservingly, is #2.)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on July 15, 2018, 10:45:59 am
The Agility thing is why you use most of your X items on Nidoking while up against his Dragonair and only use the single necessary X Special to one-shot the Gyarados before it.

Yeah. At the time I had no money to buy items, but seems like that would have worked. :)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on July 15, 2018, 02:52:24 pm
The Agility thing is why you use most of your X items on Nidoking while up against his Dragonair and only use the single necessary X Special to one-shot the Gyarados before it.

Yeah. At the time I had no money to buy items, but seems like that would have worked. :)
I sometimes forget it's possible to play through the game without following the current any% route. :P
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: RETIRE on July 15, 2018, 02:56:35 pm
Quote
I sometimes forget it's possible to play through the game without following the current any% route. :P

Tbh I forgot this was supposed to be a game at some point
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on July 15, 2018, 08:40:58 pm
Quote
I sometimes forget it's possible to play through the game without following the current any% route. :P

Tbh I forgot this was supposed to be a game at some point
I do really want to learn RBA when I next get the chance to do this. Glitchless feels dead to me simply due to a general lack of patience and NSC is monotonous no matter who you ask, but RBA seems like a good middle ground. On the other hand, there are other (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elvdSdiZ-uQ) games (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKC2saJ5eYI) I'd much rather learn first.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on July 16, 2018, 10:02:47 pm
This thread is still the most viewed on GCLF (https://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php?topic=4567.0). I don't know why, I don't know if anyone knows why, and I don't even know if there IS a why. (The thread about 8F, deservingly, is #2.)
while(true) { Ctrl+F5; }
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on July 17, 2018, 03:44:44 am
This thread is still the most viewed on GCLF (https://forums.glitchcity.info/index.php?topic=4567.0). I don't know why, I don't know if anyone knows why, and I don't even know if there IS a why. (The thread about 8F, deservingly, is #2.)
while(true) { Ctrl+F5; }
Yes, that would be how, but why?! :P Also, if you keep clicking refresh on it, the view count doesn't go up, at least not right away. OOH, ALSO, that posted at time, hot damn! I'm lucky!! :)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Zowayix on July 18, 2018, 09:02:07 pm
"Gift" is German for "poison," so be careful during the holidays.

...Huh. There's a GBC game called "Gift" that also has a German release called "Gifty" (with English text, so how about that). I guess that'd be why. Can't have a game called "Poison", that's a swear word.

For those wondering it's like Zelda but not quite as good.

...Apparently it was also a different big 3D game on PC/PS2 as well? So I guess this isn't just some obscure GBC game, it's the obligatory "hey let's make a handheld version of this except not change the title because that would make sense" game.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on July 19, 2018, 02:39:50 am
Can't have a game called "Poison", that's a swear word.
...What?
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Zowayix on July 19, 2018, 03:46:15 am
Can't have a game called "Poison", that's a swear word.
...What?

(https://ih0.redbubble.net/image.238596281.0179/mp,550x550,matte,ffffff,t.3u1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on August 18, 2018, 01:33:30 pm
Tabbender, that avatar would be perfect if you rotated the MissingNo. in the bottom right the way it happens after you view its stats.

Yeah, I'm implying he looks at anything else on here after totally killing it in that Pomeg glitch thread
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on August 22, 2018, 12:00:22 pm
All hail our new overlord, JacPidgey! Distant cousin of Jacred (Trainer class 0).

(https://i.imgur.com/gLVH8lP.png)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on August 29, 2018, 11:19:23 am
*half awake, phone vibrates*

*pick it up*

Me: ...Yeah?

Automated voice: (something about suspicious activity on my card)

Me: f**k.

Voice: Press 1 to speak to a representative now. Press 2 to--

*presses 1, notices the number*

Dude: Hello. (Bunch of generic credit card stuff).

Me: I'm sorry, I don't have any card with a bank from this area code.

Dude: (Generic banking stuff to sidestep my inquiry and make the next sentence sound less awkward). How many credit cards do you have?

Me: (still half awake, figures it's harmless) *answers*

Dude: (More generic stuff). What is the balance on that card?

Me: I don't have that information on me right now.

Dude: I can put you on hold while you check.

Me: (pauses) *makes up a random believable number*

Dude: Okay. And what type of card is it? Visa? MasterCard?

Me: Sorry, but what bank is this?

Dude: We are a company that manages J.P. Morgan, Chase, Bank of America, *proceeds to list every bank under the sun*

Me: (doesn't get the hint) Okay, but I still don't have a card from the area code you're calling from.

Dude: (pauses) Could you just tell me what credit card company it is?

Me: (figures I might be confusing him as I don't know this stuff well) *answers*

Dude: Okay. Thank you. We're responsible for Visa, MasterCard, *proceeds to list credit card companies, less than the amount of banks as he knew my answer*

Me: (still too asleep to put two and two together, in a hurry to make breakfast and stuff) What information do you need right now?

Dude: Could you get the card out for a minute?

*finally catches on, hangs up*

-----

Kind of wish I'd given a funny one-liner or something. Glad I dodged that one though, especially considering how obvious it was looking back now. The automated message really threw me off.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on August 30, 2018, 03:06:09 pm
Tabbender, that avatar would be perfect if you rotated the MissingNo. in the bottom right--
My brain automatically stopped reading there as part of its "Anti-Loss" defense program.


>_<
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Missing? NO! on August 31, 2018, 10:14:27 pm
Finished my first summer internship in a corporate office. Hello, freedom (for two weeks, before college starts again)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on August 31, 2018, 10:25:39 pm
Not bad! You're going places. :)
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on September 01, 2018, 11:36:36 am
Finished my first summer internship in a corporate office. Hello, freedom (for two weeks, before college starts again)

Awesome. Congrats! :D

Looking forward to Nintendo Switch online. Been obsessed with arcade style games recently like in particular Nintendo Archives: Sky Skipper and it'll be fun to challenge others with the bonus NES games.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on September 03, 2018, 01:11:45 am
The Switch Online is a fraud. NES games? Come on, we want ACTUAL VIRTUAL CONSOLE, THANK YOU. And now, backing up saves requires PAYING. Great.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Sherkel on September 03, 2018, 12:26:44 pm
The Somnium Files and Nelke are my only two reasons to get a Switch at present. With both a 3DS and Vita I can either play or emulate any other game I might care about without the awkwardness of a keyboard or big screen.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on September 03, 2018, 04:57:22 pm
Dunno, the Switch has really good games. You might not be into their kind of games, though, which is a perfectly valid reason not to buy a console :P
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Missing? NO! on September 03, 2018, 06:17:55 pm
Not bad! You're going places. :)
Finished my first summer internship in a corporate office. Hello, freedom (for two weeks, before college starts again)

Awesome. Congrats! :D

Thank you both!

And yeah, not too thrilled about Switch online. I'm hoping the service is better than what Nintendo has previously pushed out since it's now a service you have to pay for, but I'm skeptical. Thankfully you can bring down the cost per month by opting for a family plan. Might be something to consider for everyone here if you all want to be on the same plan.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on September 03, 2018, 11:16:13 pm
Please note that a family plan has a wider scope than just family. A group of friends of mine have their own plan, now :D
And, it's worth it starting from 2 ~ 3 people in the plan, too.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Missing? NO! on September 04, 2018, 07:09:01 pm
Please note that a family plan has a wider scope than just family. A group of friends of mine have their own plan, now :D
And, it's worth it starting from 2 ~ 3 people in the plan, too.
Can you already purchase family plans now? I didn't think you'd be able to purchase plans until the service actually launched.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on September 05, 2018, 12:36:47 am
As far as I'm aware, yes, you can already.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Missing? NO! on September 05, 2018, 07:06:29 pm
Link? I can't find where to do that.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Zowayix on September 06, 2018, 12:17:50 am
Honestly the Switch just keeps giving me more and more reasons to not care about it.

There's just Smash Oddysey, and Super Mario Ultimate, and it's like... I dunno. It's not even like the Switch is that innovative as a console. Those games might as well have been on the Wii U, really.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: ISSOtm on September 06, 2018, 12:34:19 am
Well, it might not be possible to buy the service yet, but you can already create your "Family" in your profile settings.
Title: Re: The Glitchy Thread of Topiclessness (#3)
Post by: Evie Torchic the Glitch Scientist on September 21, 2018, 10:22:04 am
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