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    Man, Luke's rightfully pissed at some guy in the Star Wars article comments on the front page, but might've been better to keep a cool head? Worst page get evah! :P

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      It's funny because his edit is still along the same lines.

      Two to three films a year from Lucas Films doesn't indicate that they'll be any more Star Wars content churned out than what has already been announced.

      His edit just included a throwaway mention to Indiana Jones, when this is the same company has Labyrinth, Howard the Duck and Land Before Time listed as past projects and an upcoming film called Red Tails.

      Sure they don't exactly churn out the films right now and they're largely known for Star Wars and Indiana Jones but that isn't all they do.

        Well, the biggest change is to the title. Changing it from Disney Wants To Make More “Two Or Three” Star Wars Movies A Year to Lucasfilm Wants to Make “Two or Three” Movies a Year. That’s a Lot of Star Wars. Big difference in terms of connotations.

        Last edited 15/11/12 5:16 pm

          Yes, that is the biggest change but if you read the rest of the post it's still clear that he expects there to be a lot of Star Wars films coming out (he seems to think they'll be based on the EU content).

          The quote, which he posted in full as a comment on the US site, doesn't indicate that. There is no mention of additional Star Wars.

          It's a bad article. The original version shows that he did not read the quote it was based on correctly and the revised version still misinterprets things.

      If I copped as much crap as Plunkett does on a regular basis I'd probably snap occasionally too.

        It's still stupidly unprofessional. Why post anything at all? Isn't that what the report button is for?
        IMO it shows how much the plunkett hate is justified.
        Obviously the original comment is unacceptable but damn, if you feed the trolls don't cry if you get bitten....

          I disagree, and I think people are blowing Plunkett's response out of proportion.
          I don't think calling a dickhead a dickhead justifies the way Plunkett is treated by the arseholes of Kotaku AU at all.

            I agree, they're not even comparable, though I do think that dickhead comment kind of lowered the bar a little. Lost some high ground there. I can understand why he said it, but a little diplomacy goes a long way. (Not necessarily to the guy he's responding to, but the countless others reading in silence.)

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        but one does have to ask WHY he cops as much crap as he does. I have my opinions which i wont voice, as enough others have done that for me. But, it'd be like me going off at one of my customers because they didnt like the work i did. Or going off at a customer of another branch even. Its just not on. If you cant handle criticism the internet is not the place for you to work.

      Luke as in Luke Hopewell of Gizmodo?

      Edit: Nvm you meant Luke Plunkett.

      Last edited 15/11/12 5:29 pm

        Nah, that guy just makes me laugh when he takes on the trolls! :D

          Wait that person isn't Luke Plunkett are they?

          Also the editor Luke Plunkett is an Aussie.. Heh.

            I'm pretty sure it's really him!

              Oh :S Well then.. I spose we could always ask @markserrels if this is so.

                Luke Plunkett is totally an Aussie. So is Luke Hopewell. But they are different peoples!

                MENTIONS WORK!

    Anyone know when the GW2 free weekend starts?

      Wasn't it this weekend?
      Looks like people already playing can invite up to three friends for a free trial this weekend.

      Last edited 15/11/12 5:06 pm

        Yeah. 'Merican dates say 15 - 18 Nov, wondering if I can start tonight.

          We're ahead in time by almost an entire day, so if anything you'd have to start a bit later unfortunately =/

    Repost Negative Zero style!

    What? Freezes Waterfront BBQ Meat ft. Meat

    When? 1st December

    Where? My place of residence

    Who? Anyone who wishes to do so.

    Why? Because I can.

    How? Plane, train or automobile. If by train I am happy to act as a shuttle service from Varsity station. People are more than welcome to stay the night if they so wish. A BBQ shall be cooked with meat and alternative non meat substances if required.

    Let me know people if this can be a thing or not.

      DAMMIT DC

        Why is it DC's fault?

          Oh, no fault, just having a dig at Greenius :P

            Also he's the worst.

              I don't get it?

                Some people are great and some people are the worst. D.C. is the worst.

                But he's also the best.

                The best at being the worst.

                The worst at being the best.

                Borst.

                West.

                I think the overall result is this: They are odd boys.

                But if you really want an explanation:

                D.C. and I are the resident upvote fairies who are manly as fuck. Basically we like to upvote posts and we do it a lot. Sometimes I go to upvote something and that jerk D.C. has already upvoted it just moments before me.

                  I understand now. Thank you

                DC is the upvote master, and Greenius tries to beat him. All the time.
                I think it's worked... once. So instead, he's taken to posting "DAMMIT DC" instead. Which I stole, thus taking yet another thing from him.

                  I don't try to beat him, I just upvote things I would normally upvote but D.C. has usually already done so :P

      Ohhh sounds good!

      Varsity station? Is that in Melbourne? :P

        New end of the line south of Robina.

          I rarely take trains but can we even easily take them interstate? Would they even be safe? So many dodgy and shifty people on public transport...

            Interstate trains are relatively expensive and can be very time consuming. They're "romantic" like that.

              Long distance train stuff is much more established in other countries and areas like in Europe? Never been there but it seems like taking the train to other countries is relatively easy and cheap.

                Oh god I'm derailing this thread again :/

                  Did... Did you just go through that entire chain just for that pun?

                  If so, Kudos my friend. Kudos.

                Thought about taking a train instead of plane to Sydney once. Then I saw it was more expensive and would take a lot longer.

                  The hell? Then there's really no incentive to do it. You'd think it'll be cheaper and slower not more expensive too :P

      I want it to be a thing! I want it! I want this thing!

    Following on from Sughly's good news: My brother got the job! He's wanted to be a pilot ever since he was a kid, and hasn't stopped since. He finished his training and got a one year contract, but has been unemployed for the past few months. But now he has a permanent full time job which means a really strong career path and that he's set for life, really.

    So. DAMN. PROUD.

    Downside is that he'll be based in Darwin. But beggars can't be choosers, right?

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      INB4DCANDSODAMNPROUD

      But grats to him! I still hate him though for his high raw English score :P

        Everyone needs to hate him for his raw English score! (But I still beat his ENTER, so it's okay)

      Hey, what's wrong with the N.T.?!
      Wait. Don't answer that.

      Huge congrats to your brother man, which airline's he with? Airnorth is one of the bigger regional companies, and they have ties to QANTAS too, which means he should be able to transition easily once he's got the hours up!
      Grats once again :D

        Nah, he didn't get Airnorth. Apparently they aren't quite as good. He rambled about some things, I could only understand about half these words.

        Last edited 15/11/12 7:52 pm

          Airnorth is terrible. I use either them or Vincent Aviation (whichever's cheaper at the time, or whichever one decides to fly first on any given day).
          Awesome to hear man :D

      That's awesome news, man! Such a good day on TAY!

      (And pipe down, Greenius. :D)

      Oh man, that's awesome. I'm looking into becoming a commercial pilot myself and I know that becoming a pilot of any kind takes hard work. A captaincy, too? Dude really is set for life.

        Where you doing/looking at doing your training?

          Honestly? No clue at this point, and any names I do have in mind wouldn't matter since I'm Canadian. Honestly thinking of going the military route. *shrugs*

      Well done, it's a good feeling when you finally get that call saying you've been hired.

    I think I stuffed up my apprenticeship application /o\ I missed two or three of the seventeen gear/cog-related questions (I ran out of time).

    But fingers crossed that I got the other stuff done alright.

      Hope it all goes your way, man!

      All the best man! Hope it wasn't a hindrance to your application.

      You never tell me anything.
      I didn't know you were going for a test.
      Also hopefully you did well \o/

        Was all very last minute - they called me up Tuesday to do a phone interview and had me do a test this morning.

      Best of luck man! What are you going for?

        Refrigeration and air con apprenticeship

          THEY ARE LIKE HALF ELECTRICIANS JUST LIKE ME, WE CAN BE HALF ELECTRICIAN BUDDIES WOOO

            We could have our own TV show!
            Also, am I picking you up for this camping or are you going with Hollie or some such?

              At the moment i don't know what i am doing, if i am going i am going with hollie but i booked flights badly and don't have anywhere to stay unless i book a hotel and that might end up being really expensive. haven't decided if i should go yet. But i wont need a lift from you if I am. Thanks sir. :)

              Can you please pick me AND Rocketman up?

              It'll be amazing.

                So since he's got a lift organized (of sorts) I guess we replace "pick up @rocketman" with "kidnap rocketman"?

    Made you look.

      DOWNVOTED

        I dont like downvoting
        Downboating on the other hand. Can't get enough of them downboats.

        That downvote was a struggle for my phone, but it got there in the end.

      There's no way I'm clicking on any spoiler-tagged thing by you, Mr. Virus! :P

        I bet you never even clicked my other one as well =(

        It's all safe, i'm just being a jerk and making people look at something totally pointless. If it ever is a true spoiler I will mention such things :)

      This reminds me of the time I was a mod on a major forum. In the super secret special mod forum, I made a post along the lines of "$10 says you just checked this" and then deleted it.

      Practically every mod replied saying that they did.

      My humour has not matured since then.

        Haha, oh Bunny. That's exactly the kind of stuff I do for a laugh. Cheap humour is best humour.

        Haha! I was a mod too on a major forum when I was about sixteen. I abused my power once. Quit. Still feel guilty to this day. No time for jokes, Trjn. :P

          I was never allowed to be a mod, possibly because the admins of said sites knew me too well and knew what I would do... Damn them.

    Okay so the Christmas Meat for Melbourne Taybies is going to be on Saturday the 8th at around 11am if that's alright with everyone.
    I think that we'll go to Yoyogi's. Yoyogi's doesn't have eftpos from what I last remember, so just keep that in mind. I thought it would be the best time for people to exchange cards and such should they wish.

      But but, Virus gets there on the 12th /o\

        Really? /o\
        How about the 15th then?

          I'm joking Scree. I have been seeing if anyone wanted to meet up with me whilst I was down there, so far I think Greenius was keen, Neg Zero, can't remember who else lol.

            Are you really down on the 12th?
            Because then it'll be the Melbourne Taybies Christmas and Virus meat time meat

              Yeah i'm there from the 12th to the 18th =D

              There is more information here!

                In that case we may as well move the meat. We can still go to Yoyogi's as long as you like japanese food. We can meat at Fed square and walk up.
                Everyone happy now?!

                  Haha, never had Japanese food, but I like Asian cuisine. \o/ Christine & Daniel might be with me, hope that's alright? Since they're my tour guides I guess for Melbourne haha.

                  I'm sure everyone will be fine with it.

                  They are licensed so they sell Sake and also Sapporo

                  i may need to consider public transport. Dont think i'll be driving with my love of sake :P

                  I can help give lifts if anyone needs them! (I live in the SE)

    Heh... Yesterday was my 1 year anniversary of my first TAY post.

      Happy 1st year anniversary!

      Congrats, man. Good having you around! I think it was AlexPants' anniversary yesterday too.

        I lurk far too much but mobile TAY keeps on getting better.

          To be honest, I thought you were one of those old guard types. :D

            Less old guard and more old fly on the wall.
            Up until some more recent changes, Kotaku articles were pretty much impossible to do on mobile over 20+ comments. That made TAY a no-go zone.
            Thus why my 2009 - 2011 history all fits on one page...

              I've got posts going back to the Wildgoose days on the main site, but didn't venture into TAY until about a year and a week ago! It's weird, though. At the time I remember feeling like part of the community, but there seems to be no posts from me. Haha!

                Crazy D.C.!

                I felt the opposite. Here we have this Kotaku Community Service Award thingymajib and Kudos and the same few people were getting them over and over again. Made me feel like an outsider and I'm sure it still makes others feel like one too :(. Makes me happy whenever I see a new face in TAY :D

                  Oh, I didn't think I fit in, but I thought I atleast had a place here. Haha! I know what you mean about Community Kudos, though. Wasn't until a few months ago that I felt like I really 'belonged' here if that makes sense. I suspect it all comes down to most of that insecurity stuff being all in your head! :D

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                The big thing was I could come home from work and read through some of the crazy TAY threads, but the conversations had long since moved on. Took wanting to join in on Minecraft and L4D to take the plunge.

      My lack of posting prior to that caused poor @strange a bit of panic.

      http://www.kotaku.com.au/2011/11/talk-amongst-yourselves-135/comment-page-2/#comment-438433

      I think that means you're supposed to get us all gifts made out of paper, now. :P

        Beavwa gifts consist of Secret of the Magic Crystal

        *shudder*

        WHY DID YOU BEAT THAT GAME!

          I can't inflict it on others if I'm not going to play it myself.

      Now i feel old. I actually posted in the first TAY ever, back in the Wildgoose days.

        OLD! :P

        Actually, I read the first TAY ever, but didn't post for a looong time.

          That was back when i posted under a different name.

    @scree
    I need some advice, or rather Mrs. Freeze does.

    She wants to try and do some cosplay for PAX and is looking at Daenerys Targaryen. Any pointers or anything for her since she quite literally has no idea where to start.

      First things to do is get plenty of reference pictures. Could you grab one for me now and I'll see how I can help

        http://static.tvfanatic.com/images/gallery/daenerys-targaryen-picture.jpg

          She's my favourite character on the show, damn it!

            Sorry. Did you want to go as her?

              Haha! Well played, Freeze. No, just pointing out a fact that seems kind of hostile in hindsight. :D

            ......you are joking right?

              Maybe, why? :P No, actually I do like her a whole lot:

              She's a character who's a victim of circumstance, dealt with a whole lot of crap but has managed to keep her humanity. I honestly think she might be the best damn person to sit on the throne -- some one who'd treat her people well. Might be impulsive from time-to-time, nothing a little discipline won't fix. She's one of the few characters who are genuinely likable. Keep in mind I've only seen the HBO show, so...

              There's a whole lot of other excellently written characters I love, but that arc in particular has always been pretty interesting to me. :)

              Other people don't like her? :S

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                But all she did was go waaah where are my dragons waaah where are my dragons gimme my dragons i am khaleesi gimme my dragons. Also she's a bit dull in the books, so I may be biased :P

            Wat.

            If your favourite character isn't Arya or Tyrion you are just plain wrong. :P

              They're included in the "other excellently written characters" disclaimer. :P

          Alright. I suggest getting a wig from Ebay. They a lot cheaper then purchasing then in Australia.
          I don't know your wife's level of sewing, so I would suggest getting a pattern for the top and for the skirt and that add the extra details on the skirt.
          As for fingerless gloves you can sometimes get patterns for them on the net from cosplay sites.
          http://www.cosplaytutorial.com/list.php This is one of my favourites.

            Hijacking the thread but how possible is it to push a short hair wig on a long haired person? I'm asking for a friend.

              Does she have a wig cap? Or a hair net? If the hair isn't too thick, you put the hair net on and then the wig on. Loads of wigs are adjustable so you can make it fit her head. =D
              So quite possible =P

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                That friend said her head is kind of big but adjustable sounds good.
                Yay for hypothetical cosplay! :D

                  P.S. That friend is me.

                  Every wig i bought on Ebay is adjustable. Plus some people you buy wigs from on Ebay will also give you a wig cap for free.
                  At least give it a go.

                  @scree I am thinking of doing a Persona related one :D

                  @scree I absolutely love Chie but I think I'm going to give Yukiko a go. I think I'm going to cheat and buy a pre-made costume though...

                  You won't need a wig then!
                  It's actually more expensive to buy a costume then make one. Do you have any sewing experience at all? Can you understand a basic pattern?

                  @scree I was looking at Chie for quite a while but Yukiko is awesome and sassy too. Anyway yeah was thinking of annoying my mun into teaching me or buying basics and adjusting them. will work something out. I have all the time in the world!

                  Skirts are pretty easy, even pleated ones. The thing that would be difficult though is the cardigan or Jacket on both Chie and Yukiko
                  http://videogamesheaven.net/images/persona-4-wallpaper-1280-008.jpg
                  If you look at Yukiko's jacket you can see the extra details in the cable knit.

      I am happy to offer construction tips, as well. Or the use of my sewing machine/seamstressing. :)

        Strange is better to ask when it comes to details and the important sewing stuff.
        I'm just good at trying to figure out what material to use =P

    The Walking Dead.

    Shieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet son.

    I went back and read the responses on the previous page(s). Had some things in common but basically... (EPISODE 1 SPOILERS ONLY - NOTHING ELSE PLEASE)

    (EXTRA SPOILER WARNING INCASE THE TAG DOESN'T WORK)

    I didn't even know lying to Old Man Jenkins was an option. Although I didn't say anything for one of the questions he asked me because I wasn't sure what to pick and the timer ran out so Lee didn't say anything... oops!
     
    Duck was annoying and the way that I saw it, it was his fault (idiot was on the tractor) but I saved him anyway because he was a child. I thought I could save both in the end though. Feel bad cause Shawn did save my (Lee's) life
     
    Apparently sided with Larry although I don't recall what the option was. Was it when Kenny wanted to bash Larry's brain in? I felt like Larry was being way too harsh and he should've at least made 100% sure the kid was bitten before going nuts and wanting to bash his brains in... I also felt he was right in some aspects as that they did put other lives at rist by rescuing us.
     
    I didn't give the girl the gun as I thought she might shoot us and I also didn't want to 'waste' a bullet.
     
    I choose Carley because she has a gun and gun skills (sorry Doug!).
     
    Larry is such a cunt. More so especially after those ending moments...

    UGH! I'm going to play Episode 2 tomorrow, might do a "one a day" sort of thing :D. I like how they do a "next time on The Walking Dead" thing. Gets me eager to find out more and makes it feel like a TV show (I also liked how Alan Wake did this).

    Everyone who is a fan of the zombie genre or adventure games needs to play this!

    Last edited 15/11/12 7:03 pm

      Apparently we can't use line breaks in spoiler comments? I didn't try it out above but saw Powalen saying we couldnt :(

      (not a spoiler or relevant to Walking Dead, just testing out something)
      test
       
      line break

      EDIT: Ok line breaks work if you use ALT+255!

      Last edited 15/11/12 6:58 pm

      In time, Greenius. In time.

      Like I said before, Episode 2 is my equal favourite episode (with 4) :D

      (I hope you didn't read the Episode 4 spoilers on the last page. They're pretty spoilerific :\ I was praying the spoiler tags didn't mess up. Maybe I should ROT13 the really major stuff just in case :P)

        I'm thinking ROT13 in addition to spoiler tags for really major stuff might be the way I go in future.

      Not spoilery, but whatever:
      You 'aint seen nothing yet.

        NotoriousR said I should be prepared for more depression :(

        All the sadness...

    The new mobile view is so cute! It's got all these little buttons!

    Anyway,
    Chris Evans!

      You know i heard a rumor that he is gay.
      I know you probably need some time.

    @Jordi I hope the date and time is fine for you. 15th of December on Saturday because Virus is down.

      Sounds good!

        Sorry about changing the date 3 times. Just trying to make everyone happy.

          It's no biggie, I think I'll be free... I think my work christmas function is some other time *shrug*

          You could've had it without me, I wouldn't have minded lol. But \o/ meeting people!

            I already moved it once for Techie and Neg 0. So moving it once more wasn't a major issue

              Ah fair enough \o/

              So Techie will be there? \o/

                I don't know. Let me check.
                He said yes, unless he gets put on recall.

      Let me know when there's more info closer to the date :). So far is it just eating at Yoyogi's and chillin? Sounds good to me! I've actually been to Yoyogi's before, my friends and I used to chill there every now and then :).

        Yeah, My uni friends and I went there a lot.

    http://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/84762

    Bargainius is back!

    Who wants a Wii U Premium for $388 delivered? YOU DO
    Who wants a Wii U for $308 delivered? YOU DO

    Sounds pretty sweet to me! I think it's $428 at JB/EB so go nuts ;D

      I mostly only preorder at EB (sometimes at ozgameshop). I price match when possible.
      I just don't trust any other retailer enough with preorders of big things, like consoles or collector's editions.

        I dunno, Big W are trust worthy enough for me :P

    @jordi
    Okay the Skirt wouldn't be too hard to do but Yukiko's cardigan is actually knitted. If you know someone who can knit, they may be able to make it for you. There's cable knitting near the buttons and on the edge of the sleeves.

      pfft. I am going op shopping for a sweater!

      Also thanks for helping :D I'm just super lazy so will cut any corner available!

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        Hipster...

          Adjust glasses. I only do so ironically.
          Aso I am cheap.

            That's why i suggest you don't buy the costume.

            http://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html;jsessionid=C5FB2CBAAFF8306D3FF62EC744B69976?_sacat=0&_from=R40&_nkw=yukiko+amagi+cosplay&LH_PrefLoc=2&_arm=1&_armm=63&_ruu=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com.au%2Fsch%2Fi.html%3F_sacat%3D0%26_from%3DR40%26_nkw%3Dyukiko%2Bamagi%2Bcosplay%26_arr%3D1&LH_AvailTo=15

            Sorry about the link @[email protected] But as you can see, they're not actually that good in quality anyway. It's not worth the money you would pay for it.

              Yeah they're hideous but I was gonna cheat and just adjust them somewhat.

              SO MUCH WERK.

                They are pretty bad. You could probably get away with just wearing a red cardi.
                Here's how to do the skirt
                http://www.threadsmagazine.com/item/3743/easy-pleated-skirts
                As for the neck tie and the collar, I'm not so sure

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                  More
                  http://sewing.patternreview.com/cgi-bin/patterns/sewingpatterns.pl?patternid=2846#.UKS2U4b57qw

                Get Scree to make you one! :D

                  I like this idea. Let's go with this one.

                  Are you trying to kill me?! I can only knit scarves. I cannot cable knit and I will drive myself insane trying to learn just to make it perfect

    FROM THE DESK OF NEGATIVE ZERO: (@negativezero)

    TAY Secret Santa again

    Here's how it will work:

    Everyone who wishes to participate should send me:
    - Your TAY handle
    - Your address details
    - Gift preferences (specifically, things that you don't want / can't have for any reason, or hints if you wish - not everyone knows everyone that well)
    - Whether you would prefer a local TAYbie to send to (I will endeavour to pair up people locally to save shipping)
    - If you wish to purchase for a specific person, let me know. If there is someone you do not wish to buy for, please also let me know (I'll keep it a secret). Keep in mind that I won't allow you to buy for a specific person if it would result in doubling up or sending to someone who isn't participating.

    You will be given a semi-random TAYbie to send something to. Selection will be made by me, to pair up people who wish to be local. You should remain anonymous to this person if possible. Value limit of around $30 including postage. You may go under or over this limit if necessary but please keep it as a guideline. No perishable items eg food. It goes without saying, but please don't send anyone something illegal or which is not able to be mailed through Australia Post.

    Participation means you must commit to sending something to someone (and not just receiving).

    I will be coordinating the efforts but will not participate myself, as I will be choosing the assignment of people to each other and thus have a conflict of interest. In the event that someone has to pull out, I will step in to fill in the gap so that everyone still receives a gift, but I can only afford to do this as a once-off. If you agree to participate you must have the expectation you will be able to do so.

    You will be revealing your personal address to only two people: myself and your Secret Santa. I will not leak this information to anyone else. By participating you agree that you will not misuse the address of the TAYbie you're buying for. By participating you also acknowledge the risk involved - if you are not willing to take this risk or share this information, please don't participate.

    Deadline for signing up shall be Midnight on the 19th of November, which is less than one week (HAPPY NOW SHANE) from now. This is to allow enough time for gifts to be purchased and mailed in time for Christmas.

    To sign up,
    email me: atomicstrawberry (at) gmail (dot) com
    twitter DM me: @atomstrawberry

    FROM THE DESK OF SHANE: (@shane)

    THE TAYLEND PROGRAM OFFICIAL LAUNCH - SIGN UP TODAY

    Dear TAY,

    I have been a participating member of this awesome group for slightly over two years, and I feel (like many, I suppose) that I have gotten a lot of out of it, more than I've put in. This is not only true from an emotional perspective, and because I don't want to get mushy, I won't be discussing this further.

    What I meant, for the purposes of this post, is that TAY has become a place where folks give each other games. I personally have received - just to name a few examples - Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, LA Noire and Assassin's Creed 3 for free from generous TAYbies. In return, I've only given out old crap.

    Want to get in on the fun of sharing games, but don't really feel like you have a budget to give, give, give? Me too. Want that awesome new game (Dishonoured or Sleeping Dogs for me) but your better half has already spent all your fun money for the next ten years? Me too. Did you ever wonder what all this COD stuff was about (or in DC's case, what is BLOPS), and want to try it out risk-free, but your local video store hasn't had a decent game selection since 1997? ME TOO /o\

    Despair not, my friends. We don't have to buy. We can LEND.

    It is with immeasurable something that I officially unleash upon an unsuspecting world (not counting those of you were expecting it) the TAYLEND program. Lend a game you aren't playing, get a game you didn't really want to pay full price for, etc, possibilities endless blah blah (I'm losing enthusiasm for the long post idea).

    Here's the link. Add your details to participate. Guidelines aren't set in stone - feedback welcome. I'm happy to act as administration if that suits everyone, or happy for someone else to do it. I don't mind.

    Thanks to:
    * Splicer for participating in the first doomed draft of this project
    * DC for reminding me it existed
    * Lambo for suggesting a working alternative to Google Docs.

    [Edit to add header, because this post is too frickin long to read, and even too long to edit down.]

    PS: Lending games is easy. You can send a normal DVD-sized case anywhere in Australia for ~$2. Can someone please sign up to this and validate my life's choices?

    Sincerely yours for now and the near future.
    Shane (aka Shane aka Le Funar)

    FINAL EDIT (for now): Contact me if you want to borrow one of my games. Might as well get this thing moving.

    FROM THE DESK OF FREEZE (@freezespreston)

    What? Freezes Waterfront BBQ Meat ft. Meat

    When? 1st December

    Where? My place of residence

    Who? Anyone who wishes to do so.

    Why? Because I can.

    How? Plane, train or automobile. If by train I am happy to act as a shuttle service from Varsity station. People are more than welcome to stay the night if they so wish. A BBQ shall be cooked with meat and alternative non meat substances if required.

    Let me know people if this can be a thing or not.

    FROM THE DESK OF SCREE (@scree)

    Melbourne Meat on the 15th of December. Meet at Fed Square at 11am. Hooray.

    FROM THE DESK OF D.C. (@dc)

    So. Damn. Proud.

    Formatting is a little screwy, that's the quote tags though. *shrugs*

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      As if! It was a good idea!

        Alright, but if any one has a problem with it tell me and I'll take it down again.

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          Psst, Add Scree's in and emphasise on the me part ;)

      So much formatting edits!

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      You forgot mine. Melbourne Meat on the 15th of June. Meet at Fed Square at 11am. Hooray.

    @strange @notoriousr @dc

    We've been discussing having another child and Khaleesi has been considered for a girls name.

      That's the best damn name ever. I approve, you have my permission in case you feel like you need it. :P

      If Mrs Freeze doesn't come with a pet dragon I'm going to be upset :P

      Oh that reminds me, did you ever see that Khaleesi cosplay where the guy wasn't Khal but the horse? Genius!

      A friend of mine recently had a baby and called her Arya. (Damn baby-name stealing peoples, I named mine Arya before the TV show even existed. *grumble grumble*)
      Also, I heard someone else called theirs Khaleesi, too. It's a pretty cool name.

    I really don't like Channing Tatum. He has this awful stupid guy look and Magic Mike was atrocious. But damn was he magnificent in 21 Jump Street

    Y/N?

    T/E?

      Y, E

      HI!

        Yes I'll start exercising again tomorrow /o\
        Exercise bike over treadmill (I could've done treadmill UFC!)

        :'(

          Can I change my vote as a fellow lover of TREADMILL UFC?

            What has been said on Mystery Question Fun Time cannot be changed.

      Yes..

      Uh, whatever the first option is of the second.

      Yes you should break into a maximum security prison and rescue your long lost brother.

      Definitely Teleport, its so much easier than Excavating a tunnel

    Do I watch Lawless tonight after work (so... 12:30am to about 3am I guess?) or wait until I get up in the morning. My next shift is 3:30pm tomorrow arvo.

      Watch it til 1:30am!
      That way, you get half the time for viewing, and the other half for sleeping.

    I dont know what it is about To The Moon, but it just gets me, right here *points to heart* I don't know if its the music, the way its written, the fact that its sprites.... all of the above. I started playing it right back at the start of the year after Tracey raved about it. For some readon I never finished it, got distracted by something newer and shinier I guess. I've gone back and restarted it, and even though I'm seeing things I've seen before... I'm still getting all the feels :'(

      It's on my to-play list!

        Mine too because Nova said it was good!

        How long is it?

          I think its only 4-5 hours

            Oh that's not too bad :). I recall you saying you had it but only 1 other person (a non-TAYbie) has it on my Steam friend's list.

              Yeah I got it before it came to Steam