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Tom Bombadil
02/11/19 10:50:25 AM
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What should I play/read/listen to/watch next? - Results (0 votes)
Next Steam game: Va-11 Hall-A
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Next Steam game: Ys I
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Next Steam game: Chrono Trigger
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Next webcomic: Ensign Mary Sue Must Die
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Next webcomic: Kiwi Blitz
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Next webcomic: Cut Time
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Next audiobook: Mistborn: The Final Empire
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Next audiobook: Three-Body Problem
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Next audiobook: A Dance with Dragons
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Next LP (after DDLC): Something by newLegacy Inc (please recommend)
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Welcome to the TOMPIC! In this, I will liveblog various things that I'm watching and reading and playing and doing, and sometimes people even are interested! There will be mostly unmarked SPOILERS for anything I'm doing! It shouldn't be too hard to avoid them, though, and I try to tag some of the biggest reveals anyway, as well as stuff that I've been spoiled on before the current point in the writeups.

The poll will officially run until TOMPIC 7 hits 500. The winner at that time will be my next selection from its category. Feel free to keep voting even if you come late- it'll still have some influence on future decisions, and on the poll when we get to TOMPIC 9!

I have more info, but I'll save it for the bumps. Here's TOMPIC 7 though!
https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/boards/8-gamefaqs-contests/76786669?results=1#1

(audiobook options are assuming I can snag them from the library)
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NFUN
02/11/19 11:04:28 AM
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The Three Body Problem is probably my favorite series of all time* very good please read

*close with Wheel of Time but it's definitely "objectively" better
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Llarian
02/11/19 11:09:14 AM
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YS I looks cool and old. I vote.
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well, what's wrong with a little destruction?
Maniac64
02/11/19 11:56:36 AM
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What is three body problem? Never heard of it.
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NFUN
02/11/19 12:24:02 PM
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Chinese sci-fi trilogy about aliens
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Sceptilesolar
02/11/19 1:20:37 PM
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I read the Three-Body Problem trilogy recently and recommend it. The first book is very good and the second is excellent, a real standout. Unfortunately I was let down by the third, which had a lot of elements I was unhappy with. Still a good series.
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Maniac64
02/11/19 1:57:04 PM
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I'll have to add that to my list
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Maniac64
02/12/19 2:19:20 PM
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For the record, most deaths in Stormlight are permanent from what I remember.
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Tom Bombadil
02/14/19 8:20:45 PM
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well that's good! Just hasn't had a great track record immediately recently. >_> Anyway!

So what is gonna be in this topic?
Most of the stuff I am playing or reading or watching or listening to! At the moment, arranged roughly by how much longer I have left on 'em:

World Wonder Ring Stardom: Love me some joshi! ...Although I imagine AEW is going to have some sorta Network before too long, so it'll be added to the eternal question of "do I REALLY wanna go with Stardom over NJPW and CHIKARA and WWE?" At any rate, we're archive crawling through 2016 and life is good, especially since they started adding subtitles and stuff! I don't think any of the regulars care, so I have been just posting star ratings for each match, but hey if voltch and nbiceman show up or something I'll start writing things up.
On deck: Could flip to one of those other feds at any moment, could be perpetually catching up until the heat death of the universe. We'll see!

Blind Video LP of Stardew Valley: Watch me slowly blunder through the farming life! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2y6062kaHZPSrgW_DpPJQNB74olNe2tc I'm not getting many views, but eh, it's fun to put together even if nobody's paying attention. .....Much like this topic series itself, sometimes!
On deck: Unless this takes off suddenly (which it won't, 47 episodes in with 2 views max) this is a one-off deal.

Les Miserables: Loved the recent movie, love what I've seen of other performances of the musical, loved the like 5% of this I got through last time before it had to go back to the library. Excited to actually finish it this time, probably around 2023! Just starting out.
On deck: Way too early to think about it! Maybe by then we'll have moved and I'll have found my copy of Romance of Three Kingdoms.

Pokemon Silver: Boy, there are lots of ways to waste time in this one! I spent a long time grinding for a Dratini from the Game Corner, and I just got done wandering around to various areas that I wasn't needing to visit yet. Time for Lake of Rage! I asked a few different people/groups to pick a Pokemon each for my final team, and we've gotten Dratini, Eevee, Krabby, and Quilava to build the first four. Clefable and Lanturn will be joining us eventually.
On deck: Might go with Fate/Extella, might grab a Zelda game, might resume Mario & Rabbids or Touhou Gensou Wanderer Reloaded, might be time for FE Three Houses by then, might go to one of my old games, who knows? But hey now that I have a Switch, I guess the "handheld" and "console" slots could hit the same library of games :O

Smash Ultimate: YEAH SMASH. I don't really have an end goal in mind here- I'd like to 100% it or at least finish WoL, but that might not be a reasonable goal. I'd also like to learn how to play competitively, or at least git gud enough not to get bodied every online match, but that also might not be a reasonable goal. Doesn't seem a very writeup-friendly game so I usually only talk about major things that happen (which reminds me: I got to Temple of Light wooo)
On deck: see Pokemon
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Tom Bombadil
02/14/19 8:21:06 PM
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Chip and Ironicus play MGSIV: Four games in and I still don't feel like I truly know what's going on, but it's a fun ride nonetheless. Probably once I finish IV, I'll go back to Tarvould's Quest playing DDLC, but we're early on so who knows.
On deck (after DDLC): If nL doesn't win the poll...maybe something by Vinesauce Vinny? I've been working my way up from his shorter videos and he seems like somebody I'd enjoy watching all the way through a game.

Being the Elite: I have seen the Young Bucks wrestle about five minutes in my life (lol, All In) and Omega not a whole lot more than that, but this series is already making me a fan. They just seem like good, chill dudes! And as I understand it we eventually get storylines and kayfabe and stuff instead of it just being "hey we're flying places and we don't sleep ever here are some flippydoos and memes." But we ain't there yet.
On deck: I almost started Miraculous instead, so if Wifebolo and I aren't watching it together by then, it's the heir apparent.

Aria the Animation: Gondolas, not shooty girls, although I do kinda wanna watch the other one at some point, too. Just a nice, feel-good, cute-girls-doing-cute-things show that isn't aggressively moe like...70% of today's anime. >_> It helps that I was reading the manga before moe became the big thing! Still on the first season, and I suspect we'll watch the whole thing before moving on.
On deck: Haven't thought that far ahead. If I had to pick something today....Wandering Son?

Stormlight Archives: Have been loving this in audiobook format. Just finished Words of Radiance and am now starting some sorta cosmere-spanning short story compendium unless Maniac and NFUN convince me that it's a PARTICUARLY bad idea. But, Edgedancer. We'll almost certainly finish up what's out of Stormlight.
On deck: TBD, since it's part of the poll!

8-bit Theater: I don't feel like this has aged super great, but it's still got some likable characters and good gags. I...think we're about done gathering orbs? The plot kinda gets lost sometimes. >_>
On deck: TBD, since it's part of the poll! (Although before that, I'll cruise through Order of the Stick, Girl Genius, and Paranatural to catch up on what I've missed.)

Persona 5: I THINK I am almost done, but my "just kidding one more dungeon" senses are tingling. It's been a great ride! Went with Futaba, BTW.
On deck: SSBU has already kinda jumped the queue, it'll just be "officially" in the rotation once P5's done >_>

Computer game Slots 1 & 2: I finished both of my games in rapid succession! I am currently running one of my famous STEAM BATTLES to fill one of those slots- I put some games I have into a bracket, and play them for a half hour at a time to decide the winner of the "matches." By the time this topic goes live, there's a good chance it'll be done- we're down to semifinals now of Trails in the Sky SC v. Recettear and Touhou v. Aviary Attorney.
On deck: If one of them doesn't win the poll, I'll start another STEAM BATTLE immediately after finishing this one!
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NFUN
02/14/19 9:34:52 PM
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Edgedancer is before Oathbringer btw
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Maniac64
02/15/19 12:30:19 PM
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DO NOT READ ANY MISTBORN SHORT STORIES!

Secret History will literally spoil the entire trilogy. I think there is a Wax and Wayne one with spoilers as well.

Otherwise you should be good with all the other one off cosmere shorts, and Emperor's Soul or whatever that was called.

Also I remember watching a long d&d series with Ironicus as a player. Semi recommended it to me way back and it was great
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Tom Bombadil
02/15/19 12:40:11 PM
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hm, I don't think I have a way of avoiding specific stories on an audiobook, or knowing what goes with what. We're starting off with something about Forging and Soul Stamps, which sounds like it could be Emperor's Soul.

Should....should I ditch the audiobook and try to buy a copy somewhere and read it in like a year after Les Mis? <_<
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Maniac64
02/15/19 12:44:42 PM
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I have never done a short story audio book so I have no idea if you can skip certain stories like with a chapter skip or something.

And yeah that is Emperors soul. Its good.

Is Secret History on the list of stories? Cause you definitely shouldn't read that if you have any interest in reading the trilogy.

I guess otherwise just listen until you get to Secret History and then stop.
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Tom Bombadil
02/15/19 1:33:35 PM
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I'll see- if this was a purchased copy maybe it'd come with a tracklist but as it stands I'm just hoping they announce the story at the beginning, and that it begins at the start of a new track (didn't notice if either happened on the first one, but I'll check later >_>) Any others I should skip?
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Maniac64
02/15/19 4:50:05 PM
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Looking at it.

2. Hope of Elantris is a sequel to Elantris so it spoils that. But Elantirs book is also not super good anyway so you'd probably never read it lol. Just expect to be confused maybe.

3. Eleventh Metal is a prequel to Mistborn but was written for the Adventure game and assumes you may not have read the books so it should be fairly safe

4. Allomancer Jak is set between series and I doubt has any real spoilers (it's an unreliable narrator anyway). Edit: see next post

5. Is secret history.

Been years since I read them so it's hard to remember. Might skim through them again quickly for spoilers.

The rest will be fine.
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Maniac64
02/15/19 4:56:48 PM
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Doing a quick search you are probably better off skipping Jak until you finish the first trilogy since you plan on listening to that eventually.
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NFUN
02/15/19 9:14:27 PM
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"Mistborn era 1, Elantris (just to get it out of the way and set up for secret history), mistborn era 2, mistborn:secret history, Way of Kings, Warbreaker (as a little breather between storm light books and to learn about nightblood), words of radiance, the Edgedancer novella, Oathbringer, THEN finish it off with arcanum unbounded"

- my cosmere nerd friend
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Tom Bombadil
02/15/19 9:33:28 PM
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so should I just, like, skip around trying to find edgedancer and forget about the rest for now? >_>
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NFUN
02/15/19 9:38:02 PM
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that seems to be his recommendation. it shouldn't be too hard to find chapters, should it?
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Maniac64
02/16/19 9:28:13 AM
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Really I'd go listen to the first skip to after the mistborn block and then listen to the rest. All the stand alone are safe and some are really interesting worlds.

I bet somewhere online there is a timestamp list if nothing else.
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