Talk Amongst Yourselves

Talk Amongst Yourselves

This is where Kotaku readers go to talk about the stuff we’re not already posting about. Think of it as the official unofficial Kotaku community forum.

And for the hawk-eyed, yes, it’s changeover time again! Mark is still way too cool for us. The last email I got from him said something along the lines of “Pfft… I can MAKE people now!” So I’ll be covering for the next two weeks, after which we’ll return you to your regularly scheduled programming. Shout out loud if I miss anything!


  • Happy birthday @batgirl and @mcgarnical! Here’s hoping the day treats you awesome. Have an amazing year too! Welcome back to Kotaku, Junglist!

    Morning folks!

  • Goooooood morning TAY


    My Name Is…. by Eminem 🙂

    Great song, old now

    Imagine the days when Eminem and Korn are classic hits

    How is TAY

    My weekend was amazing

    Sam and I went and saw the giant rubber duck at Darling Harbour

    And generally lazed about my house in the air con afterwards

  • Morning all! Happy birthday @batgirl, @mcgarnical!

    Obligatory The Lesser Evil/ sequel news. I think I need a new title. And soon.

    Thanks all.

    TL;DR: I’m terrible at being published. And if you own The Lesser Evil, it’ll soon be even more collectible!

    • Someone suggested The Greater Good last time. Fits with the first books title.

      Haven’t actually read the first book yet, so not comfortable giving out suggestions sight unseen. Haha! Congrats on getting closer to being published again! 😀 Hope you’re well, man?

    • not having read the first (sorry shane! /o\) imjust going to take a stab at helping out with the naming…

      how about:

      The Final Stand
      The Struggle For Peace

    • Two volumes, huh? How do five get spliced into two? Would it be volume 1 (books 1,2,3) and volume 2 (books 4, 5, also you should totally put in that extra bit you had if it’s going to turn out this way)?

      • Yep, apparently, 1,2,3. Then 4,5.
        Re: extra story, thanks man, that’s exactly what I was going to suggest to my editor! \o/

        What do you think about the title? Any opinions? I’m leaning pretty heavily on you because you’re the only person in the whole universe who has read the book apart from me 😛

        • I wish I could actually suggest a name for you, but titling my own works has always been one of my greatest problems. D:

          To be honest though, I don’t like Peaceful Tomorrows as a name. Disregarding the 9/11 stuff, it just isn’t a catchy title to me, but it’s hard to describe why. I’ll wrack my brain all day and see if I can think of anything interesting!

          It’s a shame you can’t use Death’s Feast now. That title grabbed me.

    • I have a few!

      Debbie does Dallas
      A fistfull of boomstick
      Gelati isn’t Icecream
      Big trouble in little bourke
      Memory of a goldfish
      Die another day other than today
      The man with the golden gold
      Put the girl out of her missery, you cruel bastard
      The horrible choices I’ve made
      Prawns pawn porn
      Shane Shane Shane
      Gilligans denial
      Dark darkness in the dark
      Tism… wait.. these are just band names now, aren’t they??
      The black album
      Songs for the deaf

      Let me know if you need anymore.

      • I saw the notification that you’d replied, and I’d already decided to call you a Walking Dead monster.

        Glad to see that was justified.


      • I like the first one and the one that is an obvious homage to Pantera*

        *By homage I mean blatant stealing of an album title.

        • I’d like it if the homage was the music for the first one.

          …although the first one was pretty great on it’s own.

          Don’t read the spoiler
          except for the girl with the hairy bum… that was kinda gross.
          …i warned you.

    • Oooh! Name game! I like this game 🙂

      The Greater Good
      Paving with good intentions
      Good Men Do Nothing
      The Greater Threat
      The Greater Lie
      Best Intentions

      Thats my five cents, nice work with all this man, glad to hear it’s coming along 🙂

  • Morning. Did a big clean up of my room yesterday. Part of this involved disassembling my bed and removing my mattress, as both of those were wrecked. For the meantime I’ve grabbed a couple spare mattresses we had, put one ontop of the other and am sleeping on that. Only problem is my feet go off the end. Still better than my old mattress though, which sucked and caused back pain.

  • Mornin’ TAY!
    Back at work, finally, and it seems as though there’s nothing happening till the end of this week. Totally worth coming back!
    Had a good start to the day, at least. For the millionth time I was overtaken by a speeding motorbike who then ran down the shoulder to cut in front of about 15 cars waiting at a red light. When I went past the lights he was being given a ticket by an unmarked police car that was sitting at the front of the queue… 😀

  • OK @shane @lambomann007 @powalen @blaghman @sernobulus @bdkiaf @doc_what @hugo_the_hungarian_barbarian @effluvium-boy @notoriousr @tigerion @greenius @beavwa (and anybody else who still wants in). Even though I’ve been quiet about it, I have been ordering some stuff for the baby present. I’m pretty happy with them so far, and I’m not finished yet.

    However, I won’t post what I’ve select here, so that we don’t ruin the final surprise. Sorry @strange, we’re not going to get the giant plush AT-AT because the shipping cost is prohibitive. Probably because it’s giant.

    So can you please all send me an email (my batguy.kotaku gmail will work just fine) and I’ll give you updates on what we’ve ordered and my bank details for you to deposit some cash. I know you’re all generous people, but please, no more than $10 or so. If you want to spend more than that, I’d recommend just order something yourself!


  • Last night, after playing DOTA2 (btw, 5 vs 5 TAYbie battles are great fun, aside from the losing bit) I tried to work out what I did all weekend.

    Then I looked at the hours played in Civ 5. It went from 2 hour to 20 hours. That’s what happened to my weekend.

    Blaghs and I did a co-op game where we went for a Science victory. It’s kind of unfair that when two players are on a team, they share research. Then after a couple of derpy games that I didn’t have a real plan for, I went for a Cultural victory.

    That was pretty fun. Spent most of the time dealing with Napoleon, who would declare war on me, try to take one of my cities and then offer a peace treaty where I gave up that same city. I fought back and ended up being given two of his cities on two separate occasions.

    Of course, the best bit was after I had won. I kept playing and decided to nuke Paris. Four times. From the first city that he gave me.

    Screw you Napoleon, you not actually that short jerk.

  • Sorry to all the Melbourne TAYbies as I couldn’t attend the Melb meat, but dayum this weekend was a good one for me 🙂

    I got to meet my brand new nephew/godson, I got to hold him for a bit but I was honestly pooping bricks that I would drop him, luckily for us both I did not and he is one happy and healthy little baby. I’m not the biggest fan of babbies but this one gets away with it because he’s family.

    There was also fishing with dad (We caught nothing, the lady however caught nine fish, she’s a natural :D), catching up with a good friend who I haven’t seen in ages, eating epic steaks, drinking awesome cocktails, French Toast, Ditching Optus for Telstra (yay good reception again, and cheaper plan too), Chorizo and shrimp Gumbo, and even playing a little bit of Dark Souls (visited Ash Lake for the first time, dayum) and Walking Dead (starting over, picked Doug over Carly, again Dayum).

    So yeah this weekend was tops, exactly what I needed 😀

    Oh and also I ordered Anarchy Reigns from Ozgameshop adding a $10 off voucher, so I ended up paying $17 for it. That is a goddamn win right there as well 🙂

  • Howdy Tayberinos

    Hope you all had a good weekend. I farewelled some friends who are moving to Canberra Sat night and then picked up my parents from the airport Sunday morning. Upon arriving home we noticed an odd smell, which quickly turned in to abject disgust once we opened their 50+ year old chest freezer. Turns out at some point in the last two weeks it finally gave up the ghost, leaving a rotting cabinet of meat.

    Which now I’ve written it sounds somewhat poetic.

    My dad and I managed to get it out to the middle of a paddock where it can air out before disposal, and we’ve managed to remove most of the smell from the house. It was the most disgusting thing I’ve ever smelt.

    So, a Monday Morning question: Do you like… stuff?

  • Got back into Torchlight 2 last night

    My brothers interest in Diablo 3 has wained

    So now I can use my computer again 😀

    I have so many games in my shame pile

    But it isn’t a shame pile because a lot of them I haven’t started

    So they aren’t left unfinished

    And Steam keeps having sales, damn Gaben!

    Tried to play some Ravaged last night and had to quit when the phone rang

    Was downloading some Devin Townsend anyway and was suffering lag

    I played some Bastion, WWE 13, Torchlight 2, Ravaged and Trine 2

  • I feel like moderation and user account have made it harder to create quick alternate accounts for jokes.

    Back in my day…

  • So Five Finger Death Punch unfollowed me from Twitter, well that’s stopped them from winning me over as a fan now!

    I didn’t like their music to begin with, so it wasn’t going to change anything heh.

  • WiiU STUFF

    On Saturday “cronotriggr” joined my WiiU with “Doc_What”. He’s not a real user though. WHOA, WHOA! Calm down! I know. It’s MADNESS, right!?

    So why is this “cronotriggr” guy on my WiiU? Well, he’s tied to my old UK Club Nintendo account. he also has the ability to, after a quick change of region in the settings, access the UK eShop and buy games unavailable to Aussies like Trine 2 or Mighty Switch Force.


    You see, Doc_What can’t do that because Doc’s Nintendo ID is tied to an aussie Club Nintendo account. That means if I switch the region, Doc can’t go online. At all.

    I haven’t tried purchasing any games yet, but I don’t see there being an issue. I will report back and let anyone who’s interested know if it works. I’ll also write up a quick article on Potaku at some point so everyone can get their hands on games delayed or not released in Aus.


  • TAY January game thing.

    I played some Super Meat Boy yesterday. Up to the end of the hospital. Man that boss encounter is a toughie 🙁

    • Yeah, that was the point I gave up on when I first got it on Xbox!

      Somehow breezed passed it on the PC version though 😀

      Opinion changed on the game, or still not really a fan?

          • I dunno man, I really can’t think of anything to say about it. Run, jump, close call, close call, meat splatter, start again. Whenever I play it, I’ll mention where I’m currently stuck 😛 – that’s the plan! 🙂

  • Clementine.
    Holy crap she is the cutest thing ever to be in a game!!
    The stuff she says seriously cracks me up sometimes! 😀

    Must. Protect. 😐

  • writing a crappy meat wrap in between working, refreshing and youtubeing, dont expect too much detail on mine, and i may have missed a couple of names!!!!


  • You remember that point and click game I was making? I ended up making it for a Windows 8 game comp run by Scirra (the makers of the game making program I was using) and Microsoft. They announced the winners yesterday. My game came 3rd :DDDDDDDDDD


    I came *this* close to winning a Lumia 920 though…


    EDIT: I also updated the game to include a free trial last week, so if you have Windows 8 you have no excuse not to check it out 😛

    EDIT 2: I also find it unfair that ‘Farting Birds’ is 17 spots higher than my game in the Adventure sub category on the WIndows Store…

  • Good morning TAY. I am close to being hoarse from all the roaring last night. Centre front on the barrier for Sabaton’s first Australian headliner show was amazing. The crowd was incredibly loud and the guys from Sabaton were constantly taken aback by the reception they were getting and couldn’t keep the grins off their faces. I’m pretty sure I was grinning like an idiot the whole time as well. 😛
    Oh yeah, and the new guitarists are fantastic. One of them even pointed at me after the gig and threw me a pick. 😀

    Also Snowy Shaw singing The Book Of Heavy Metal with members of Eyefear and Black Majesty. Brilliant. \m/

    • I was having such an incredible time and was so caught up in the show I didn’t even remember to take any photos!

      Edit: DC, you can’t upvote that…you only like old man music! 😛

        • I don’t think it’s necessarily old man music, I just prefer acoustic over all and also I’m a bit of a music imposter, just like movies. Haven’t heard much. Haha!

          • 🙁 Old man music, though? That kind of cut me deep for some reason. (Possibly because of my birthday tomorrow. Haha!) For what it’s worth the top five songs in iTunes for me were recorded in the last eight years. Arcade Fire, Sia, etc. 😛

          • 🙁 I knew you liked the young stuff too. Didn’t mean to make you feel bad. Thought you were proud of your Cash love so it would be okay to joke about. Sorry, my friend.

          • Aw, don’t feel bad. I hope I didn’t make you feel bad. Haha! I just been wondering lately if I’m like most people my age, with the whole music and movie thing. (Not that it matters.) Definitely nothing you said, my friend. You’re awesome. AWESOME. Don’t mind me. 😀

          • You’re not like most people your age. Because you’re awesome. Also, you like what you like, and that’s no bad thing.

            Deviation into personal anecdote which might better explain what I’m getting at:
            When I was in primary school, my favourite music was the Bee Gees, and my favourite show was MASH. The only CD I owned until I was fifteen was a Star Wars soundtrack. These things didn’t make me a lot of friends – and in fact, even in primary school, I learned that it was better not to talk about these things with people because I would get teased if I did – but I knew what I considered quality, and I stuck with it. All my attempts to try the ‘popular’ stuff just made me sadface for the future of the world, so I kept my own counsel on what I should like.

            Something something be true to yourself something Oprah something something.

          • You’re awesome, Shane.

            Even with that whole Bee Gees thing. (I kid! :P)

            Truth be told, though. There’s also heaps of stuff I’m certain I’d like, but have never watched/listened to yet. Price you pay for being a hermit, I guess. 😛

          • Also re: Bee Gees, don’t know why I feel compelled to say this but although I don’t mind their disco stuff, I like their other slower sappier music way better. Probably old man music worse than yours! 😛

    • Sounds like you’re having a pretty swell time. I wish I was back in Melbourne, I love that place. Also gigs, gigs everywhere!

  • Back to the shrink this Thursday

    She thinks, instead of problems with anxiety, that I have low frustration tolerance

    But considering I compulsively touch metal object and worry about the most unimportant things

    I think she is wrong

    Very wrong

    Although, I may have low frustration tolerance, but don’t throw everything else out the window

    • I think I should mind my own business. Tempted to edit this out, but spoilering it instead:

      Sounds like text book OCD to me, but what do I know. I ain’t a psychiatrist.

      Hope it all goes well, man. Truth be told, no one can see into your head either. She might be a trained professional, but you’ve got some insight that she’ll never have. There’s a possibility that you haven’t articulated your thoughts properly and the like too.

  • iMessage is both the worst and best thing.. It’s awesome because it doesn’t cost me credit to send texts, or any data since i’m mostly on wifi.

    But it’s also the worst because I end up texting with a friend for hours on end and we just lose track of time…

  • Official (cause nobody else claimed it) Melbourne Meat write

    So big weekend of Melbourne meats this weekend and it went mostly without a hitch. Write-up below which may be out of order, missing portions and/or make no sense at all.

    I was working Sat so turned up and many people were already there. Saw that the team was making good progress in scaring other people away and taking up all the table space
    Noticed a bunch of strange people I hadn’t met before including an @strange person
    I then found $10, which was odd because it wasn’t the end of the story
    A wild Mr Strange appeared
    Strange used PDA
    It’s super effective
    Mr Strange Vanishes
    The group was large enough there were so many half heard conversations that were terrible without context
    I told @princesspipster we could have got married
    @powalen arrived and stopped about 10 m from the group and started looking at his phone, Look up Pow and walk towards the dozen geeks
    ACTION SHOT – this was most of us
    So much 3ds sex
    Strange wasn’t too impressed with our dumplings if you know what I mean
    Strange telling us she is not staying to have dinner with us and Aleph expressing his displeasure
    So much food, then more food, then more food
    Attempting to define what was being served. By a process of elimination from the menu one of the dishes never existed
    Rookie mistake of telling @budgieishere and @beavwa about my habit of taking the last thing on the plate if somebody uses the secret code words
    Finally deciding that i can’t eat anything else and being commanded to eat more dumplings by the birthday girl
    Dinner was paid for and we gained yet more evidence that Melbourne taybies are unable to make a decisions
    Final decision to go to eb games for more 3ds sex foiled by a locked door
    Something something drifter something something tell no one something something
    Returned to fed square
    @mythamphetamine taking a class in chairing 101. Next visit he is planning on taking chairing 102:Chairing with a vengeance
    @Scree violently assaulting @Jordi with a chair
    Aleph acclimitising to our weather
    Ice cream was being consumed by melbourne taybie in tshirts at this time
    It was decided the we would watch the shit out of Avatar the musical
    We also renamed unobtainium – kindahardtogetbutitispossible-ium or the shorter rareium
    Mrs @zetrox2k felt sorry for Aleph and we decided to move inside
    Needed more space so a plan was hatched to scare the ‘normal’ folk away with in-depth conversations about jiggle physics.
    Seating was arranged and in the choice between couches and wooden stools the couches won
    A total melbourne failure to provide coffee
    Many and varied conversations were had from bronies to jrpg to education to movies
    Pow making the most of his trip to Melbourne and the chance to meet interstate taybies
    Mass exodus and the end of the meat……..until tomorrow


    Waking up and suffering a case of premeat hosting jitters
    Shopping for supplies and getting twice what I was planning but knowing I would forget something
    Forgot the milk in case taybies wanted tea and coffee (Then forgot to offer tea and coffee to said taybies)
    A quick repositioning of the furniture
    Beavwa and princesspipster arrived bearing gifts of joyfulness
    @NegativeZero arrived with a giant sack of games, shortly followed by the others
    A late pre-lunch snack of chips and party pies seemed to morph into lunch
    Started playing ticket to ride
    @F4ction arrived
    Jordi arrived
    Pictionary with lego was played for a while until people realised that you could drop the pictionary part of that and have as much fun
    Broke out the pub trivia for the first time
    Some very interesting answers were provided, very interesting indeed
    When asked to draw an upper case Delta Jordi drew a snail before Pow said then had to do something else. Pow draw the wrong letter and said he knew it was wrong but whatevers. Jordi said just draw a triangle. Pow said stop being silly and think about this. Pow’s incorrect letter was submitted. The correct answer was a triangle.
    I decided it was time to be a good host and actually cook something for people
    Those people who were planning on leaving decided to stay which I take as a tribute to my culinary skills
    Nothing to do with the fact that sausages with friends is better than ravioli alone
    Food was cooked or made and served
    @Greenius squirted techie in the face with his sausage (No context required)
    Mrs Tigs arrived home, showed off her sailing trophy and was just in time for some crazy arse videos
    Pterodactyls are terrible singers
    Mrs Tigs Bished real good
    Beavwa needs to make more money so that pip can become a trophy wife
    NegativeZero kindly let me borrow one of his games
    The confusing situation of people trying to use real names
    A red dwarf marathon was discussed
    Mass exodus and the end of the meat

  • I found out last night an iPod video I scored a while back is working again! Even if the screen is totally wrecked. I think it might earn a permanent spot in my iPod speaker dock in my room!

  • @virus__

    I do remember offering to get you a soundwave ticket while we were getting ours and you were all “nah I got it covered” 😛

    • I thought I said I didn’t have the money and I felt bad, cause I wasn’t sure if I could afford it! Though that does kind of sound like me also.. But I thought I said no because I didn’t have the funds at the time lol.

  • Zetrox2k’s unofficial but awesome Melbourne Meat write up because Tigerion stole the official one!!!

    Zetrox’s Shitty Meat Write Up!

    So it begins with an epic journey, far, far away, long, long ago… About 15km away, last Saturday. Mrs. Z and I boarded the metallic snake-like beast from Fawkner station and journeyd to the unknown plains of Mordor, hereforth known as Melbourne CBD.

    On the way Mrs. Z tried to make sense of the grand plan set forth by the Wizard, NegativeZero… keep in mind shes normally a planner… as in she normally plans things to a tee and knows exactly what shes doing at 2:18pm, 35 seconds in!

    Mrs Z:”So do you guys know where to meet?”

    “We are MEATING at Beer Gardens behind Fed Square.”

    Mrs Z:”So do you know what anyone looks like?!?”

    “I know what their stick figure self portraits look like!”

    Mrs Z:”Do you have anyones phone number?”


    Mrs Z:”How do you know anyone is actually going to be there?”

    “Cause thats whats been organised.”

    Mrs Z:”And if you cant find anyone?”

    “Ill contact someone!”

    Mrs Z:”So you have phone numbers.”

    “Nope, I have Twitter :)”

    Mrs Z:” :S ”

    So we arive at the back of fed square. Turns out it was Beer Deluxe, not Beer Gardens… close enough.

    Mrs Z:”So how do you know whos who? :S ”

    At that point we put a plan forward… Look for anyone who is either:

    * Playing on a DS/3DS
    * Playing on a VITA
    * Wearing a gaming tee
    * Wandering around, seemingly lost
    * hiding in a bush

    Figuring that no one present fits the criteria, we grabbed some drinks and sat on a semi-crowded table. Than i notice someone who fit the seemingly lost criteria. Noticing my curious expression, Scree approaches. “You wouldnt happen to be from TAY would you?” after some quick introductions, Scree notices that Strange was sitting on the table across from us with an unknown individual, who turned out to be Aleph!

    Within moments the TAY folkstarted pouring in, including, in no specific order because I am of no relation to Rain Man: Tigerion, Greenius, NegativeZero, Princess Pip, TechKnight, Beavwa, Powalen, Tofu, and umm, crap I missed a few names!!! Sorry!! In total, there

    So after some very rough introductions, the noise level began to rise. We ended up clearing out Beer Deluxe. *People were practically running away from the group screaming and trampelling all over innocent bystanders…

    * May have over-exaggerated a little…

    Princess Pip suggested that the first person to pickup an electronic device would pay for everyones drinks; this didnt last long, everyone had phones out at some point, and numerous curses were heard about the lack of Streetpasses, and others decided that they were too cool to “Near”…

    So anyway, I made an interesting discovery… NegativeZero is apparently the culprit getting Viruses onto our computers… or out of them, whatever!

    Much fun was had at the expense of all TAYBIES present/not present.

    After some uneventful discussions were had about dinner choice, we somehow made the decission to go for dumplings, in a little alleyway near chinatown, right opposite the Gaylord Indian Restaurant. Climbing upstairs to an empty side of the restaurant capable of accommodating 16 hungry animals, i came to the assumption that we had entered a dumpling steam room. The heat quickly dissapated once the air cons were turned on.

    Aleph decides to visit his office away from home… …only to return with a disgusted look on his face… the experience must have been overwhelming. shortly later, TechKnight confirmed.

    At this point, Strange decided she was too good for us and left prior to the banquet…

    The all you can eat menu started flying onto the tables… and it kept on coming, and coming, until we had to ask them to stop…

    Then I made the mistake of badmouthing “My little pony” in Scree, NegativeZero, and Tofu’s presence, only to be dished out a can of verbal whoop-ass. I THOUGHT THE DAMN THING WAS FOR 6 YEAR OLD GIRLS!!!! and thus i discovered the meaning of “BROnies and PegaSIS”… Mind = Blown!

    We decided to go back to Beer Deluxe afterwards (though we robably should have opted for a Karaoke Bar!), where smoothies, frappe’s and ice-creams ensued… Aleph was staring at all of us with a quizical expression on his face… after all, we were all wearing t-shirts, shirts, and thin jumpers, eating ice-cream, while Aleph looked like he was swimming in the Arctic ocean, with a jumper, jacket and hoodie. We also lectured him on why he shouldnt walk around melbourne with a long jacket, a hat, and a hoodie at the same time…

    Some other highlights included someone in a bunny costume jamming on an electric guitar and a dude playing some really bad beats with a sign that said “lost Brain”….

    There was a lot of talk about setting fire to an “art” display woven entirely out of sticks to compensate for a lack of a campfire…

    Mischievous tales were spoken involving the anarchist cookbook, disections, mutated chicken embryos and so forth… We also discovered the secret behind “speed pillows” and missing school kids….

    So anyway we wrapped it up at around 10:40pm and all went our seperate ways.

    It was awesome to meet everyone, we had a fantastic time, and hope to do this again soon!!!

  • For those who know the level in Super Meat Boy…

    Omega, the second last level (one before the boss) in The End (possibly the second last Light World level?)

    Fuck that level.

      • I fail around the last bit 🙁

        It’s not necessarily hard, but it’s one of the longer levels and it’s easy to make a simple mistake 🙁

        Been at it for probably 2 hours+ the past few days and I’m getting further each time but it’s just annoying! >:P

        • I know that games like this and Dark Souls are about pushing your limits and developing skills, but I know my limits and can state categorically that there is no way I could do that level.

          • 😛 not with that attitude!

            I wouldn’t say I was good at SMB on Xbox but something ‘clicked’ when I replayed it on PC and I’ve just been breezing through levels (and haven’t shut up about me doing so :P!)

            I’M PROUD DAMNIT.

          • Yeah, that’s what happened to me yesterday. Last time gave up just after starting the hospital. Yesterday, picked it up, and got through to the boss in about five minutes. Funny how easy it is to get used to the controls again.

            PS: You should be proud.

    • I remember being so nervous by the time I reached the end that I died the first 3 or 4 times I did.

      But the rest is fun, and there’s a couple of minor shortcuts you can take to remove a bit of the risk.

      • The main areas I struggled with were those first few jumps through the saws, getting down after getting the key and now that last bit.

        Still at the point where I’ll only get to the last bit maybe 1 in 10 chances so haven’t had a good chance to attempt it yet!

        • Finito!

          Decent enough time too :). Managed around 6100 and @fled (the only other Steam friend to beat it) is around 51,000.

          Could’ve done better but was taking it really slow towards the end and finally did it! 😀

          • I’ll load up the xbox and PC versions tonight and see where my times compare on each. I’m guessing there’s a much larger population to compete against on PC, so they won’t rank anywhere near as highly.

            I know that our illustrious guest editor is also pretty decent at the game.

      • My plan at the moment is to just beat the levels then go back and A+ the ones I haven’t and do the Dark Worlds. After that I’ll go for Warp zones and bandages.

        I’m telling you because you (and others) say The Kid Warp is probably the hardest level(s) in the game. So I’m keen to try that out shortly. Although I’m not too fond of Warps since you only have 3 lives per a level :/

        • Only on some of the warps are you given 3 lives.
          The Kid warp is just three incredibly difficult stages. Infinite lives. Beat one, progress to the next (unless you quit, then it’s back to the start).
          But yeah, I’m currently in the process of A+ and Darkworld progression. Then bandages and warp zones also.

        • The Kid levels would be impossible if they were like the warp zones, with limited lives. But because you just restart on the same level each time you die, it just takes a whole heap of persistence.

          But warp zones. Ugh. The thing that I actually hated most about them was having to sit through the animation every. single. time. you restarted. Or can you skip that on the PC?

  • hey there you lot.

    – dot point post time.
    – hope all is well with you guys.
    – nice write-ups of the melbourne meat by Tigs & Zetrox.
    – happy birthday to those of you who have their birthday on this day.
    – celabratory pre-batgirls-birthday drinks with Cake, Pants, Doc, Flu & Batgirl was fun.
    – i have a massive bruise on my hip from running into a table at the bar the aforementioned drinks took place at.
    – my ps3 died last night
    – game of thrones season 2 is awesome
    – i hate almost every character in GoT. theres a few exceptions.
    – made the mistake of starting a new character in Skyrim. goodbye time.
    – my sleeping pattern is broken.
    – started reading The Last Wish (book that The Witcher series is based on). its pretty ok.
    – finished reading the Spellman Files – a book about a family of private investigators in which absolutely nothing happens.
    -i’ve run out of points to dot.

    *wanders off*

    • @ PS3 stuff

      YLoD? Were you able to take the disc out?

      If I recall you had a fatty PS3. There’s a quick way to fix it using a hair dryer and a box but I hear it’s only temporary. I did it when my PS3 died and it came back to life for at least long enough for me to transfer everything to the new one. No idea if it still works now but it should since I haven’t been using it.

      I can give more deets on both things if needed

      • no Yellow Light. its just dead. turns on for half a sec, then shuts itself off again. the machins about 5 years old, so it was just a matter of time before it died I suppose. I’ll trawl through ebay or something to see if I can get something cheap.

        Little Big Planet is trapped inside… I’m quite happy to gut the machine to get it out though.
        I’m not too fussed about transferring data. I can just swap out the hard drive into a new one.
        I’ll google the hairdryer trick & see if its applicable to the symptoms its showing.
        also, thanks for the idea.

        Edit: spelling

        • There’s a certain way to get the disc out of a broken PS3.

          I can’t remember the exact technique but I’m 99% sure it’s turn it off at the back power switch then put your finger over the eject button/touch thing while turning it on at the back. The fans should spin really loudly and the disc should pop out.

          It’s not supposed to be good for the system so don’t do it too often.

      • hairdryer is good for a quick backup, if you want something that will last you a few weeks, you need to use a heatgun but have to be extremely careful…

        the only proper way to fix it is by reballing which is pretty full on and unless you work with electronics for a living, the kits can be quite out of peoples price range…

    • I picked up the Last Wish a few months ago but haven’t started reading it yet…I probably should get around to it some time.
      I have the same problem with GoT. I’m hoping season 3 just has about four episodes of people bitch slapping each other before getting on with the story.

      • I see what you mean, but I hate the characters, because as a viewer, thats what I’m meant to do. Just means that the writers & actors have done their jobs very well.
        though it does make me think that GRRM has a difficult job by
        a) constantly introducing new characters to replace the ones killed off
        b) making the new characters a credible threat
        c) upping the ante by making them even more horrible than established characters
        d) and then finally making the existing villains match the new ones by coming up with scenarios that enable them to become even worse still

        for the record, at the moment the only characters i dont currently loathe are Tyrion, Bronn, Osha, Stannis & strangely enough, The Hound.

        • Haven’t seen the show, but – going by the books – I think that if you don’t like Arya, you’re pretty much a monster.

          • I dont hate her, I just don think she’s done anything yet to warrant having her as a favorite.
            just think shes a cliched ballsy tomboy at the moment.
            hopefully that’ll change.

  • Flying with a fresh tattoo isn’t so bad. Well, not when it’s wrapped, anyway. I took the glad wrap off last night and it stunk to high heaven due to containing the culmination of 10-12 hours of blood, sweat and other nasties. Blegh! Now I’m walking around Darwin (it’s actually not that hot today, which is awesome!) in the loosest, lightest shirt I own. It keeps sticking to the tattoo because of the antiseptic cream I’ve managed to smear all over. Interesting stuff!

    The process itself was… both more *and* less painful than I could have anticipated. I only got the linework done, which lasted 2.5 hours. Falls short of completion by a long shot, but that’s alright. I can always add more later. The artist called it quits right as it felt I had reached subspace. Pain stopped, I was high as a kite, all that good stuff. Turns out my body was going into shock and I wasn’t responding to most external stimuli, let alone maintaining conversation.

    Meating all you wonderful people was just fantastic, I’ve got the biggest case of post-meat-blues going on right now /o\

    Anyway, time to go find some food methinks. I’ll start working on a month-long-meat-write-up when I get home, and we’ll see how it goes 😀
    Hope you’re all doing wonderfully, and staying out of trouble and all that good stuff!

  • Glancing through my news feed and I see “Namco Bandai Are Publishing A Macross Game In The U.S.” and I’m all like \o/ and then I re-read and it turns out it was Motocross. 🙁

    Also I might have to go to Redmond in two weeks for indoctrinationtraining

      • How come? Jus wonderin’

        FFX was my first (lol u gais r old) but I’ve played a few JRPGs before and what I noticed was the lack of exploration/world map. Loved the combat though since there was practically no penalty for swapping characters in-game which meant I didn’t have to pick a party and neglect the others, or try and level up the rejected people so they’re not left behind.

        • Honestly, not really anything that makes it a bad game, just some things irked me majorly.
          – The symbolism and the storyline and the writing quality. I’ll be honest, I’m not up to speed with all the Christian symbolism in it, but from what I picked up, it was just so… poorly implemented? Maybe? And I don’t mean to say that the laughing scene is the standard for the entire game, but the scene writing and direction in general fell a bit flat too.
          – Tidus. STAND ALONE POINT.
          – Also some of the others. Final Fantasy has an ensemble cast. Yuna had no personality, Wakka was… Wakka (in a bad way), and I didn’t feel like many of their personal stories were really any good. Same issue with FF13. Overall, the script, didn’t feel like there was much character development, at the occassional humour, jokes and fun writers had in the past few games was absent.

          It’s not all bad though. The sphere grid? Really awesome level-up system.

          • Agee with all of this. The rock music kicking in for that boss fight was completely random and out of place and stoopid too, but I know everyones going to disagree with me. Despite me being right 🙂

        • It wasn’t really. I mean, looking back you can see it’s where some current bad trends in the series originated, but it wasn’t a bad game by any stretch except for the dub (which is absolutely fucking awful)

        • I disagree. The combat system in X was damn near perfect. The game never felt too grindy and the story was actually fairly interesting and well paced.

          Unfortunately it did have its share of bad points and Square seems to think that they are why it was popular and built on those 🙁

          • Combat system and the character advancement system as well. FFX has the peak of the ATB combat system, plus the sphere grid is an amazing system still, and even Squenix doesn’t seem to quite understand why it was so good, based off the way they buggered it up in XIII.

          • I hated that system. It was possible to completely break your characters if you built it wrong, you had to basically rush for the Quickening slots ASAP to be able to get enough MP to make the game playable and it didn’t add anything beyond annoyance to the game itself.

            In comparison, FFX had everyone on the one complex grid, each in their own areas. Once you got toward the midgame you’d have unlocked all the good stuff in a given character’s area and you could start thinking about specializing into other spots. And then there’s the endgame stuff where you could start wiping out ‘bad’ spheres to replace them with better ones and game the system completely.

            FFXII I was glad to be done with and will never go back to. FFX I’ve played through three times.

  • Hi everyone. This is doing my head in.
    TAY not-random question time: Is it insensitive or controversial to call my book Peaceful Tomorrows because there happens to be a 9/11 anti-violence activist group by the same name?


    Feel free to make the usual hilarious commentary, but please also vote.

        • Not really.

          I would say, if you come up with something different, use that. I don’t see however there being anyone really kicking up a stink.

          If they do, just claim ignorance.

    • I’d go something slightly less offensive like All Americans Have Sex With Pigs And Its All The Jews And Negros Fault.

      (Seriously though, I wouldn’t change it. If it is meaningful in the book then that is why it should be called)

    • Nope. If Americans find it offensive well then that’s their fault. If they’re going to take it out of context (which they probably will if those who’re familiar with the charity ever learn about it) then I don’t see why you should feel bad about their own stupidity and not taking the time to read it and learn it’s not attacking them in any way at all.

    • Given how American shows get away with things like,September 11th: 2000 fun, I’m pretty sure almost no one would take offence over you using the name Peaceful Tomorrows for your book, and the people who would get offended are not the sort of people you should be paying attention to.

    • I’m going to say N.
      That’s not to say that some people wouldn’t find it insensitive of controversial, but the problem would be with them, not with you.
      If the title fits your story well in your mind, and has some sort of meaning, then go for it. Nobody has a monopoly on the term.

    • The name, no.

      But didn’t you say your book had some terrorist themes in it? If so then possibly but if it’s a sequel to The Lesser Evil and it’s set in space it’s not too closely linked to 9/11 and no one should care that much…


      What about “A Peaceful Tomorrow” ? (rather than Peaceful Tomorrows)

    • A little but it will depend on the context of the book.
      Is the ending in line with their ideals or totally different. If the whole story and reaction the the terrorist attacks in your book would be abhorrent to them then it would be controversial. Doesn’t mean you have to change it.

      Are they a well know group in the US? Depends on how much you want to sell over there. Although as somebody was stating earlier it could go either way.

      The other thing is did you find out about the charity group or did you publisher raise it with you. If they have raised it, they might see that as a big deal. Are you jeopardising actually getting the book published if they are conservative and would prefer to avoid any controversy.

      • I’ve checked out their website, and it’s sporadically updated. They seem to be a pretty small group, and only moderately active. They were nommed for a Nobel Prize in 2003, but that’s ten years ago. Their name (and the title I want) both come from the same Martin Luther King Jr quote.

        I don’t think it’s jeopardising the publication of the book. My editor doesn’t seem really concerned, and seems okay to leave the decision to me. But on the other hand, he did call it a “problem”. /o\ Overall, though, I think I might be just amping this up with anxiety.

      • If I do that, I definitely won’t be able to sneak it in under the radar any longer.

        Good idea, though. I’m definitely going to think about it, and use the remainder of my work day to draft a communique.

    • No. Go ahead and use it if you want. They don’t have a hold on the name, they took it from a quote. (I’m assuming you did the same thing?)

      I’m sure there was no intention to relate it to a 9/11 peace group, and anyway, a little controversy is a good thing. Only play it safe if you absolutely have to.

      • Thanks man, yeah, both names derived ‘independently’ from the same Martin Luther King Jr quote. I accidentally sent an email to my publisher asking to proceed with the title, so I’m glad that the opinion here in TAY is unanimous!

  • of worthy note, you TAY people are evil… you’re tepting me to do the unthinkable…

    I need some opinions and votes…

    Should i get rid of my Vita and get a 3DSXL?

  • Hanging out on Friday I discovered that @doc_what has never had a Big Mac before, which for some reason astounded me. Later that night Flu discovered I’d never had ginger beer before. I dunno if that astounded him, maybe it did, maybe it didn’t. That guy is one cool customer.

    So, a question: is there anything you’ve never tried that might garner a ‘whaaaaat?’ reaction from people?

  • For any anime/manga/samurai flick fans –

    The trailer for the movie based on the Shonen Jump manga “Rurouni Kenshin” (Samurai X for those who saw the OVAs) looks so good!

    Possibly looks better to those who read the manga or watched the TV Series…

    • Unpossible, it’s live action.

      Also if anyone responsible for anything to do with that show after the Kyoto Arc and Tsuiokuhen OVAs is involved then it will be horrible. Have you seen the recent OVAs at all, the ones that re-tread the Kyoto bit? I didn’t believe it was possible to ruin that arc but they managed it.

      • the live action phoenix wright movie wasn’t terrible!

        they did the best they could, even if they did have to rush through the first 3 cases in the game in about half an hour….

        • The Live Action Phoenix Wright movie didn’t involve crazy over the top action sequences. It just needed a dude with ridiculous hair to yell OBJECTION in a courtroom and stuff.

          The only way to do Kenshin well in live-action would be to throw away all the crazy manga shit and go all the way toward realistic, like they did in the Tsuiokuhen OVA. The problem is that while that works awesomely for his backstory with the revolution and everything, when you’re actually adapting the proper part of the manga it all falls apart – there’s a certain amount of silliness you can get away with in manga and TV anime which just seems daft when everything else is trying to be serious. And then when you start cutting bits away, you end up breaking the elements that made the original material interesting to begin with.

          Especially if you’re the dickheads that did the ‘New Kyoto Arc’ OVAs recently because not only did they throw away the good with the bad, they ruined Kenshin’s actual character and motivations at the same time. Plus they entirely cut out the sequence where Saito fights Kenshin and cracks his sword, which is arguably the best action sequence in the entire series, so the plot doesn’t even make sense.

      • I haven’t watched it. Although I have had quite heated arguments about Rurouni Kenshin: Reflection. My friend says it ruins Kenshin and is an abomination. I thought it was a bitter sweet, serious ending to the story.

        I didn’t watch the rest of the anime. Filler + No final arc = not bothered.

    • Unrelatedly, did you see that apparently there was a 45-minute pilot episode for the new Mysterious Cities of Gold sequel screened in France last month? It’s actually real.

          • The best way to experience Rurouni Kenshin is to watch the TV series up until the end of the second arc, then swap to the manga until it hits the backstory bit, then watch the Tsuiokuhen OVAs (‘Trust & Betrayal’ I think was the localized title) and then go back to the manga for the rest.

            Alternatively, manga all the way then just those OVAs.

    • Haha, Linkin Parkesque music, blergh. Yeah the only Kenshin thing I ever watched was the OVA, but that was dang good. Always meant to read/watch the series, never did. So long!

  • Er… okay, this whole Peaceful Tomorrows thing is sorted now. I started writing up an email to my editor saying that if he was happy to proceed, so was I. And then I went to save the draft email so I could do other things, and hit Send instead.

    So I guess the matter is closed :\

    Thanks all for your input, though. You are unanimously awesome.

  • I was thinking about which game series I owned the most games for, so I thought about my favourite game series and counted that shizz!

    The number includes physical/legitimately downloaded games, duplicate copies as well as some spin-offs, but only relevant titles ie. Pokemon Snap counts as Pokemon but Super Smash Brothers doesn’t. I may have more but I just picked the series I thought I had a lot for and then did a rough count.

    Pokemon – 18
    Zelda – 16
    Mario – 13
    Final Fantasy – 10

    Pokemon includes Stadium and Snap, Mario consists of Kart and Party (I swear this would’ve been a much higher number), Final Fantasy also includes Crystal Chronicles and Theatrhythm.

    I only started gaming during the N64/PS1 era so I don’t have a lot of the ‘classics’. I have some of them as legit downloaded games but for the most part I’ve played or finished them on emulators.

    What about you?!

    • Series:
      N64: 18
      PS3: maybe 10/12?
      Steam: lots
      360: 105
      Wii: somewhere between 10 and 20
      Wii U: 3
      3DS: roughly 10
      NDS: roughly 10
      Gameboy/Colour: roughly 10


      Seriously, though, I’m not sure. And most of my games are in storage at the moment 🙁

      • FINE! I’ll play along!

        Including downloaded games, XBLA, PSN, indie, PS+ etc., I have around:
        Xbox 360 – 35
        PS3 – 65
        Wii – 30
        PC – 150
        Wii U – 2
        PS2 – 12 (didn’t include my 50+ YARGGGHH copies :/)
        Gamecube – 13
        Xbox – 4
        PSP – 9 (didn’t include lots of naughty copies!)
        N64 – 10
        PS1 – 16
        GBC – 9
        GBA – 16 (didn’t include my emulated ones)
        DS – 15 (didn’t include my naughtily acquired ones)
        3DS – 10
        Vita – 0 aint got no gaems (around 8 – 2 physical, and like 6 PS+ games)

        Not gonna bother with NES/SNES. Don’t have any physical but I’ve emulated them a bit and have some ambassador games here and there.

        • Oh yeah, I forgot old Xbox.
          Had 34 games on that.
          Plus a bunch of XBLA and a few PSN games.
          And yeah, not including emulated or otherwise less-than-legally-obtained games.

        • Not at home to actually count them but for me, approx.:

          DC – 6
          GC – 5
          Wii – 12
          PS1 – 2
          PS2 – 60
          PS3 – 40
          Xbox – 12
          X360 – 80
          DS – 25
          3DS – 5
          Vita – 7 physical, 11 counting digital
          PSP – 16 or so physical, about 25 counting digital
          PC – hundreds

    • Own:
      Pokemon: 0
      Zelda: 1
      Mario: 3
      Final Fantasy: 6-8 I think

      Played in my lifetime:
      Pokemon: 0
      Zelda: at least 9
      Mario: at least 25
      Final Fantasy: 7 (I own some I haven’t played, and I’ve played some I no longer own)

    • I don’t have many that I can think off, constant rehashing of the same thing is more a console thing.
      Warhammer: 6
      Assassins Creed: 4
      Fallout: 3 (PLus DLC not sure where that fits)
      – Bunch of other things on 3

      • Wow that’s low but yeah, I guess the rehash thing is a console/handheld thing.

        My Pokemon count is so high because I’ve got stuff like Gold/Silver/Crystal which are all technically the same sort of game and I’ve got doubles on SoulSilver because FUCK YEAH! SOULSILVER! (also didn’t want to delete my save for the Nuzlocke run everyone gave up on)

    • FF I guess? I still have a copy of 7 PS1 and 7 PC, 8, 9 on PSN, 10, 11 PC somewhere, 12, 13 and 13-2 AU and HK both, and 14. And some spinoff stuff.

      I might be approaching similar levels with Star Wars games maybe if you count all them as a series? Have every Halo so that’s 7 games now too.

      The longer-running series that have been around for decades are always going to be ahead in a comparison like this. There’s actually not that many of them I think.

      • But now it’s gone. It was only here for a fleeting instant.
        And now it’s gone forever.
        It was so ephemeral and glorious.
        And now it’s gone forever.
        It was so awesome. It bound us to an oath whereby we can’t describe it in anything but vague terms to anyone called D.C.
        And now it’s gone forever.

    • The Now You Know Summary for DC

      * F4ction hasn’t had pears or blueberries. Ever. Or strawberries.
      * Bish is eating the world out of existence. Say goodbye to your loved ones.
      * Shane accidentally resolved the book title shenanigans.
      * DC can’t cook. Wait, he was here the whole time? What a LIAR. I bet he can cook!
      * Feel-good superheroes raid hospitals in their downtime to clean windows.
      * Doc What something something manga I’ve never read
      * Spaghett nearly got told off about using ‘shenanigans’ but it turned out to be a movie quote. Many relieved manly laughs were shared.
      * DC is a Hefner-type worst hermit ever.

      Now you know, and knowing etc etc

  • TAYlist for the 14th of January 2013 TAYlist – the TAY Playlist, sponsored by Lucifer9783

    AC/DC – Are You Ready
    Billy Joel – The River of Dreams
    Eminem ft. Rihanna – Love the Way You Lie
    Kid Rock – All Summer Long
    Toto – Hold the Line
    Imogen Heap – Hide and Seek
    Icehouse – Live It Up
    Umboza – Sunshine
    Kim Wilde – Kids In America
    John Lennon – Imagine
    Screaming Jets – Stop the World

    I just had to look up something for work. Check postcode, hmmmm now where is that. That’s a funny town name but kinda familiar. Look it up and it is on Groote Eylandt
    cc @mythamphetamine

  • I’m trying to write lyrics for a song called “We’re all out of beer”.
    I can’t really think of any… 🙁

  • Man i need to stop living in the past…

    just finished Dragonball Z series and just started the Dragonball Z Kai series… now ive discovered theres a ton of Z movies so im going to hold off kai until i see the movies, cause chronological order and stuff…

    also im finding myself playing way too many games on emulation…

    • If you have already finished the series than you’ve blown chronological order already with the movies. Movies are scattered through the series.

    • Back in my day, we didn’t have these stupid unlock codes for console games, we made do with hard work and cheat codes!
      Kids these days don’t even know how to use cheats! They’re to willing to pay to unlock…
      I’m so mad that I’m going to grab my cane, and give these companies a piece of my mind…
      …Now, where are they again?

    • Kai is just an abridged DBZ which cuts out a lot of the ridiculously long training bits in the first season and makes the fights last 3-4 episodes instead of 10+. If you already watched DBZ end to end you’ve seen everything.

  • Out of here, all. This day might be remembered (or forgotten) as the one that torpedoed my writing career forever. And I’ll be blaming you.

    Peace out, flippy slices of home sides.

    • Just googled it, you mean the red one with bandages on it? Yeah, it’s rather odd. They’re really playing up the Lara’s going to get the shit beaten out of her angle.

      • Also a lot of pictures going around of a pretty sweet looking console for the franchise however it’s unknown if it’s going to stay promotional or not.

  • Any fellow TAYbies a fan of Workaholics? New episodes start on Wednesday in America! Can’t wait!

    As per usual The Comedy Channel will probably take weeks/months to play them, so torrenting will be the only option.

  • That advertisment masquerading as an article on the front page is annoying me. Mrs. Freeze has a few of BigFish’s games on her iPad and 2 of them crash on startup with BigFish being worse than unhelpful with support or inquiries of a refund.

    • I hate the pretend articles that are actually ads. I’m fine with ads that are clearly ads, but the article ones annoy me to no end.

  • After around 9 hours, I have completed Super Meat Boy’s Light World!

    I did a Warp World, some Dark World levels and got a few bandages in between but I mainly focussed on JUST beating the Light World first.

    Big thanks to @beardymcmuttonchops for the idea of TAY Game Club (we need an official name for it!) as I never would’ve played it again if it wasn’t for it. He also recently discovered The Binding of Isaac which in turn, made me want to go back and play it, which then made me want to play The Basement Collection, which then made me want to play Super Meat Boy. He also had a New Year Resolution to beat Super Meat Boy which I thought was pretty cool… so I totally stole it.

    Man, that last level, phwoar!
    I actually died right at the end due to Dr. Fetus’ homing missile thing (after he died) but thank god it transitioned to a cutscene and counted as me finishing it :D! But then Part 2 of that level was bloody hard!

    • The Asylum is currently taking pitches. According to the guidelines Pitches MUST be four sentences or less

      Go for it.

      • BUT!

        It needs to be in the following catergoriesAFRICAN-AMERICAN COMEDY: Broad comedy with a primarily African-American cast.

        LATINO COMEDY: Broad comedy with a primarily Hispanic-American cast.

        AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTION: Action movie with a primarily African-American cast.

        LATINO ACTION: Action movie with a primarily Hispanic-American cast.

        LATINO FAMILY DRAMA: Ensemble drama with a family theme.

        MARTIAL ARTS FILM: Non-stop action with plenty of martial arts fight scenes. It can be focused on one fighting style or include several.

        Start your pitching!

      • We are seeking pitches for the following genres ONLY:

        AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMEDY: Broad comedy with a primarily African-American cast.

        LATINO COMEDY: Broad comedy with a primarily Hispanic-American cast.

        AFRICAN-AMERICAN ACTION: Action movie with a primarily African-American cast.

        LATINO ACTION: Action movie with a primarily Hispanic-American cast.

        LATINO FAMILY DRAMA: Ensemble drama with a family theme.

        MARTIAL ARTS FILM: Non-stop action with plenty of martial arts fight scenes. It can be focused on one fighting style or include several.

        I’m not sure which one Great White vs Crocodile would fit under.

        Dammit Freeze!

    • It’s all good man, I’m just happy to have met so many wonderful people!
      Was great meeting the illustrious you, too! Next time though, you’re coming to Sydney with me and @freezespreston 😉