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Grug
2008-05-13, 06:38 PM
Show me what is awesome, oh wise board members.

Firstly, explain the following that were mentioned in the 40k vs. Avatar vs. Inuyasha: everything < TA < TTGL < Custodes < a magic hand that shoots bees

Icewalker
2008-05-13, 06:45 PM
Well I don't know about any of those except the last. (Warning, profanity): "No matter who you are, the moment you are compared to a magical hand that shoots bees, you're going to ****ing lose (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/2949-Zero-Punctuation-Yahtzee-Goes-to-GDC)."

Zero Punctuation is awesome. All the reviews are intentionally overly negative though, so take that into account if you are taking his advice.

Illiterate Scribe
2008-05-13, 06:47 PM
http://images.encyclopediadramatica.com/images/6/6c/Epic_fail_guy.gif

This is Epic Awesome Guy. He is the true incarnation of all that is awesome on the internet, and his appearance on a thread is like a purified, much more powerful version of a 'QFT' or 'this wins the thread'; how can you wear a Guy Fawkes mask and not be awesome?

Cubey
2008-05-13, 06:52 PM
A wise decision, and I'll undoubtedly become ninja'ed while writing this post. But here goes.

TA - Total Annihilation. A moderately old RTS where you start off with a single leader in a giant robotic armor, who is equipped with powerful matter converters that (aside from being useable in a form of a weapon) allow you to create large, very large, HUGE bases with hundreds of units and buildings - all robotic, using only mass and energy at hand. Fluff-wise, the game is about a millennia-lasting war between a titanic empire, who believe that sentience should be kept only in digital form and its rebells, who are against it and use clones as their soldiers.

TTGL - Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. A new anime from Gainax. Just like Gainax's Neon Genesis Evangelion was the deconstruction of the Super Robot genre, showing off that its tropes wouldn't work if logic applied, TTGL is the reconstruction - it is powered by pure awesome and hot bloodedness. The fights are an epic struggle of willpower, spirit, heroic determination, drills and sunglasses. And it would be absolutely cheesy if it wasn't so awesome.

Adeptus Custodes - are you familiar with WH 40k's Space Marines? Custodes are to normal SMs what SMs are to mere mortals.

Hand that shoots bees - does exactly what it says. One of possible plasmids ("mutations" fluff-wise, "magic spells" crunch wise to explain without getting into too much detail) in Bioshock, a great - if a bit short, game and the spiritual successor to System Shock series.

SilentNight
2008-05-13, 07:01 PM
Well I don't know about any of those except the last. (Warning, profanity): "No matter who you are, the moment you are compared to a magical hand that shoots bees, you're going to ****ing lose."

Zero Punctuation is awesome. All the reviews are intentionally overly negative though, so take that into account if you are taking his advice.
WTH? Has Zero puncuation always been censored? Anyway, for examples of awesome, zero puncuation.

Cubey
2008-05-13, 07:10 PM
Zero Punctuation isn't censored, but that was Yahtzee's speech for some kind of video game convention, so they wouldn't have him swear like he likes to do to make a point. Too bad.

More awesome that you should familiarize yourself with:
Star Control II. Free remake (done by the same people as the original!) known as the Ur-Quan Masters. Google it!
Super Robot Wars - watch youtube videos or play the games - only both parts of Original Generation are available in the US (Gameboy Advance only), the rest is Japan-only but you HAVE to know it if you like giant robots.
Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Not a video game but an anime. More light-hearted kind of awesome, albeit with philosophical subtext and awesome nevertheless.
Terry Pratchett's works are of course awesome of fantasy books disguised as real life satire - or the other way around.

Icewalker
2008-05-13, 07:19 PM
With regards to Total Annihilation, don't forget the recent game Supreme Commander, which is TA with more options, three more varied races, bigger maps, WAY better graphics, and a substantially large(r?) amount of awesome.

Solo
2008-05-13, 07:34 PM
Someone called?

BRC
2008-05-13, 07:36 PM
Someone called?
*Gasp* It's Solo, The official Winner ITP.

hanzo66
2008-05-13, 07:43 PM
Metal Wolf Chaos. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Genl242_ZU8)

Basic Plotline: The Vice President is a backstabbing freedom-hating commie, so the President gets in an insanely loaded mech and starts blastin' everything in the country.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/mwc.png
Hail to the Chief, baby.

Solo
2008-05-13, 08:05 PM
*Gasp* It's Solo, The official Winner ITP.

Winnar, actually. (http://www.giantitp.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4120905&postcount=118)



This is Epic Awesome Guy. He is the true incarnation of all that is awesome on the internet, and his appearance on a thread is like a purified, much more powerful version of a 'QFT' or 'this wins the thread'; how can you wear a Guy Fawkes mask and not be awesome?
Well, if you're anything like me...

Phase
2008-05-13, 08:05 PM
If you want awesome, you need look no further than Spore, the greatest thing since bread, sliced or no.

Tengu
2008-05-13, 09:46 PM
If you want awesome, you need look no further than Spore, the greatest thing since bread, sliced or no.

Lend me your time machine.

Solo
2008-05-13, 09:52 PM
So, young padawan, you wish to learn the ways of Awesome?

Then listen well.



The Awesome that can be told
is not the eternal Awesome
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

To experience without intention is to sense the Awesp,e;
To experience with intention is to anticipate the Awesome.
These two experiences are indistinguishable;
Their construction differs but their effect is the same.

Beyond the gate of experience flows the Awesome,
Which is ever greater and more subtle than the world.


The Awesome Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it is Awesome forever.


The Awesome is like a well:
used but never used up.
It is like the eternal void:
filled with infinite possibilities.

It is hidden but always present.
I don't know who gave birth to it.
It is older than God.


Awesomeness is not kind;
It treats all things impartially.
The Sage is not kind,
And treats all people impartially.


Awesomness is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it, the more it produces;
the more you talk of it, the less you understand.


Awesomeness is a riverbed,
Its source hidden, forever flowing:
Its entrance, the root of the world,
The Awesome moves within it


If you offer music and food
Strangers may stop with you;
But if you accord with the Awesome
All the people of the world will keep you
In safety, health, community, and peace.

The Awesome lacks art and flavour;
It can neither be seen nor heard,
But its benefit cannot be exhausted.


He who acts, spoils;
He who grasps, loses.
People often fail on the verge of success;
Take care at the end as at the beginning,
So that you may avoid failure.

The sage desires no-Awesome,
Values no-Awesome,
Learns no-Awesome,
And returns to the places that people have forgotten;
He would help all people to become Awesome,
But then he would not be Awesome.

Draw upon Awesome; it will not run dry.

SilentNight
2008-05-13, 10:42 PM
So, young padawan, you wish to learn the ways of Awesome?

Then listen well.



The Awesome that can be told
is not the eternal Awesome
The name that can be named
is not the eternal Name.

To experience without intention is to sense the world;
To experience with intention is to anticipate the world.
These two experiences are indistinguishable;
Their construction differs but their effect is the same.

Beyond the gate of experience flows the Awesome,
Which is ever greater and more subtle than the world.

The Awesome Master
acts without doing anything
and teaches without saying anything.
Things arise and she lets them come;
things disappear and she lets them go.
She has but doesn't possess,
acts but doesn't expect.
When her work is done, she forgets it.
That is why it is Awesome forever.


The Awesome is like a well:
used but never used up.
It is like the eternal void:
filled with infinite possibilities.

It is hidden but always present.
I don't know who gave birth to it.
It is older than God.


Awesomeness is not kind;
It treats all things impartially.
The Sage is not kind,
And treats all people impartially.


Awesomness is like a bellows:
it is empty yet infinitely capable.
The more you use it, the more it produces;
the more you talk of it, the less you understand.


Awesomeness is a riverbed,
Its source hidden, forever flowing:
Its entrance, the root of the world,
The Awesome moves within it


If you offer music and food
Strangers may stop with you;
But if you accord with the Awesome
All the people of the world will keep you
In safety, health, community, and peace.

The Awesome lacks art and flavour;
It can neither be seen nor heard,
But its benefit cannot be exhausted.


He who acts, spoils;
He who grasps, loses.
People often fail on the verge of success;
Take care at the end as at the beginning,
So that you may avoid failure.

The sage desires no-Awesome,
Values no-Awesome,
Learns no-Awesome,
And returns to the places that people have forgotten;
He would help all people to become Awesome,
But then he would not be Awesome.

Draw upon Awesome; it will not run dry.

*picks jaw up off of ground* Straight from the avatar of awesome himself.

Solo
2008-05-13, 10:50 PM
You don't have to quote it and stretch your post out like that.

Tortuing your post like that is not awesome.

LBO
2008-05-14, 01:11 AM
Total Annihilation: What began as a conflict over the transfer of consciousness from flesh to machine... no, seriously, just play it. Badass because they're basically unstoppable by anyone's standards.

TTGL: Galaxy. Shuriken.

Adeptus Custodes: 800pts per model. During the deployment phase, the Custodes player may knock crap off the table at random for as long as he wishes. Badass because we've never heard anything concrete about them, no official rules, nothing except that they are really, really badass.

A magic hand that shoots bees: Self-explanatory.

Xuincherguixe
2008-05-14, 01:16 AM
The standard examples here are the things that are way over the top, and outrageously stupid. But that it doesn't get in the way because it's just that awesome.

Tengu
2008-05-14, 01:24 AM
Solo will cry if he hears you calling him stupid.

Solo
2008-05-14, 01:34 AM
I am far from a standard example.

Fri
2008-05-14, 02:01 AM
Rule of Awesome, Distilled. (http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RuleOfCool)

You only need to read that page. Other than being Solo's apprentice, of course.

EvilDMMk3
2008-05-14, 02:33 AM
The only thing more awesome that Discworld's Death playing guitar is the wiki that that picture is in. Oh and Terry of course, his awesomeness levels make Solo look mildly interesting, of course he does have many decades on Solo and isn't itp.

Solo
2008-05-17, 12:43 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v422/toddsun/Other/blackmage_epic.gif

I submit that my avatar is now EPIC AWESOME!

EvilElitest
2008-05-17, 12:54 AM
I am awesome. the more you are like me, the more awesome you are. Its a rule
from
EE

BRC
2008-05-17, 01:11 AM
I am awesome. the more you are like me, the more awesome you are. Its a rule
from
EE

Point of order, Solo is different than EE, but as has already been established by the Commitee, solo is the awsomest individual ITP (He's got a certificate and everything!). Ergo, That rule is FALSE

Solo
2008-05-17, 01:15 AM
Not only am I an Awesome Avatar of Awesome, but I also have an Awesomely Awesome Avatar.

konfeta
2008-05-17, 01:16 AM
Pfft, Solo is an amateur when it comes to being awesome.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA

Watch and learn, young grasshoppa.

Solo
2008-05-17, 01:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eELH0ivexKA


What are you saying, strange man?

Speak American, it's the only language I understand.

konfeta
2008-05-17, 01:32 AM
Clearly, you still haven't learned the lesson from your proper English speaking masters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc-V3NYckOI

BRC
2008-05-17, 01:36 AM
Weve got a crazy Brit, send him to the AMERICANIZIZER
*Shoves konfeta into the machine. Several minutes later konfeta comes out ten pounds overweight with a big eagle tattoo, and several billion dollars in debt*

Solo
2008-05-17, 01:45 AM
Clearly, you still haven't learned the lesson from your proper English speaking masters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc-V3NYckOI

You have chosen the path of defeat.

konfeta
2008-05-17, 04:03 AM
Accept the inevitability of hot coffee and skid marks.

http://www.citizenrobot.com/images/hotfuzzspecial.jpg

Solo
2008-05-17, 04:58 AM
America. Fvck yeah. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_E45xpfgLk)

EvilElitest
2008-05-17, 09:51 AM
Point of order, Solo is different than EE, but as has already been established by the Commitee, solo is the awsomest individual ITP (He's got a certificate and everything!). Ergo, That rule is FALSE

EE challenges the Commitee, under the jurisdiction that he conquered france
from
EE

konfeta
2008-05-17, 10:58 AM
Stare at the man who made hot, sweet love to your Statue of Liberty.

http://artfiles.art.com/images/-/Sean-Connery---James-Bond-Photograph-C12150975.jpeg

Or should I force you to suffer a Total Existence Failure by revealing to you the truth about Life, the Universe, and Everything?

Face it. No matter what you pull out, the True English Masters will always be more classy, lovable, bad ass, and better in every way imaginable. And most importantly, they spank you, Solo, in the ways of awesome with a cricket bat.

BRC
2008-05-17, 11:02 AM
EE challenges the Commitee, under the jurisdiction that he conquered france
from
EE

The Commitee responds that EE Got his ass handed too him by bad weather.

EvilElitest
2008-05-17, 11:20 AM
The Commitee responds that EE Got his ass handed too him by bad weather.

EE counters by reminding the council that it is one of the laws of nature that no army can dominate Russia by land
from
EE

LBO
2008-05-17, 11:25 AM
EE challenges the Commitee, under the jurisdiction that he conquered france
from
EE
This makes you special how exactly? :smalltongue:

Solo
2008-05-17, 11:37 AM
Stare at the man who made hot, sweet love to your Statue of Liberty.

Or should I force you to suffer a Total Existence Failure by revealing to you the truth about Life, the Universe, and Everything?

Face it. No matter what you pull out, the True English Masters will always be more classy, lovable, bad ass, and better in every way imaginable. And most importantly, they spank you, Solo, in the ways of awesome with a cricket bat.

You English people act like you won the Revolution.

GrassyGnoll
2008-05-17, 12:44 PM
Remember when Maddox ('http://maddox.xmission.com/') ruled the internet. Whatever happened to that?

BRC
2008-05-17, 12:47 PM
EE counters by reminding the council that it is one of the laws of nature that no army can dominate Russia by land
from
EE

The committee Responds that only makes EE stupider for trying to do it in the first place.

konfeta
2008-05-17, 05:29 PM
You English people act like you won the Revolution.

Who said I was English? The rest of the world acknowledges Great Britain's superiority over the Heathen Colonies.

GoC
2008-05-17, 09:07 PM
You English people act like you won the Revolution.
We did. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_geass)text

EvilElitest
2008-05-17, 11:04 PM
The committee Responds that only makes EE stupider for trying to do it in the first place.

That rule was untested until EE attempted it. When you try something for the first time, you can't say it was awful. I mean he did take Moscow, however it was his total slaughter at teh end that sucked. I mean, the peasents burned their own crops, who expects that. It was Hitler (/godwin) who should have known better

GoC is english?
from
EE

Solo
2008-05-18, 12:08 AM
We did. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Code_geass)text

The Japanese have a glitchy version of history, you know :smalltongue: