• people: writing isn't ART
  • people: digital art isn't ART
  • people: photography isn't ART
  • people: video-making isn't ART
  • people: animation isn't ART
  • people: music isn't ART
  • people: theater isn't ART
  • me: if I paint the Mona Lisa with your blood would that be ART

Poké-Puns are Fun

  • My Friend Richard: So, Robert! You hear about the new pokemon?
  • Robert (Me): Yeah, they look ABSOL-lutely amazing!
  • Richard: Ugh, but all those nostalgiaf**s ruin it for us, making the whole fanbase look GHASTLY.
  • Robert: I know, right? I wish those fans weren't so LOUDRED about everything new. Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it's TRUBBISH.
  • Richard: Yeah... but unfortunately those people will never stop complaining. I think it's ODDISH, I mean, if you don't like new pokemon, don't look at 'em. It's not like you have to play the new games.
  • Robert: "OH! THEY'VE RUINED MY PRECIOUS MEWTWO!" No. They didn't. They gave him an alternate form that you don't have to use, ever. Shiz like that is ONIX-ceptible.
  • Richard: Yeah! SAWK it to 'em!
  • Robert: Maybe we should stop, these puns are getting a tad FARFETCH'D.
  • Richard: Eh, AUDINO, I don't mind keepin' 'em up.
  • Robert: *PSYDUCK* Fine. Hmm...
  • Richard: Wait... what?
  • Robert: You broke the pattern! What was that about?
  • Richard: How do you 'sigh' a pokemon...?
  • Robert: Oh... Not sure. Is it important?
  • Richard: Nah, not really. I was just like "Why?"
  • Robert: WYNAUT?
  • Robert and Richard: WOOOOOOOOOBBBUUUUUUUFFET!!

RE: Singleplayer and Multiplayer in Games

  • [The following is a message stream I (Robert) had with my friends George, Corey, and Jace. I figured it contained enough interesting points made by myself to share with you all here. Chat-based blog posts can be interesting reads too, eh?]
  • George: Are they seriously remaking wind waker for the Wii U
  • Corey: ...LOLWUT EDVREWGBREHREAFGBGTRW HAPPY DAY.
  • George: I heard rumor of that I'm waiting to either Robert or Richard confirms it
  • Robert: You were waiting for me to confirm it? Dood, every gaming site on the web is going crazy about it, of course it's true. XD
  • George: I didn't know for sure
  • Robert: It looks amazing too, but I already played through Wind Waker several times (GameCube, Wii via GameCube backwards compatibility, and even once recently in pseudo-HD via Dolphin), so I'll be skipping this release for the time being. Honestly, I'm MUCH more excited for the new entry in the Xenogears/Xenosaga/Xenoblade franchise coming out on the Wii U.
  • Robert: Man...I'm actually somewhat excited for the Wii U now. It just needs a few more "must-have" titles for me, and I'll totally get one. As it stands though, there's still not enough there to warrant purchasing the system just yet. But I have a feeling that I'll definitely be buying a Wii U in 2014.
  • Robert: http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/23/3907060/xenoblade-chronicles-sequel-wii-u-monolith-soft Look at this. It's incredible.
  • George: What happened to majoras mask
  • Robert: Majora's Mask is still slated to be released on the 3DS like Ocarina of Time was, but not until an original Zelda 3DS game first; I believe Miyamoto confirmed this himself.
  • George: Ok
  • Robert: There's something in that trailer that makes me think there MIGHT be multiplayer of some sort in the next 'Xeno'game. Huh...I hope they don't focus too much on that, because these games excel most at singleplayer immersion, and I wouldn't want their attention diverted too much to the multiplayer side of things. Still, multiplayer would be kind of neat...I wonder how it would work.
  • George: Everybody is trying to make there games multiplayer nowadays
  • Robert: I know. Thankfully, some developers still understand the importance of a great singleplayer experience. Don't get me wrong, I love some multiplayer games, but singleplayer is still where I spend most of my gaming time, and I don't like it when they take resources that otherwise would've been spent to make the singleplayer a better experience and drop it all into multiplayer, as if that will somehow make their game "better" in the eyes of the global audience. That might work for First Person Shooter games and other highly competitive games, but for an RPG, singleplayer has always been the most important aspect. RPGs are about immersing a player in a world and telling a grand story in that world. Trying to shoe-horn multiplayer into a beautiful thing like that will only make the game worse in the eyes of the RPG faithful.
  • Robert: The only RPGs that can get away with this are games like Monster Hunter and Ragnarok Odyssey -- games whose core is built around cooperative play between friends. And notice that such games rarely have much in the way of plot. There's a reason for that.
  • George: I actually despise competitive gaming
  • Robert: Huh. I like it in moderation. I feel sad for people who do nothing BUT competitive gaming though. I find that cooperative gaming offers the most fun to me; lounging with friends, playing a game like Ragnarok Odyssey on our Vitas, helping each other bring down massive behemoths...it's a good feeling. Of course, that's just me. If someone gets the same kind of enjoyment from hyper-competitive play, who am I to judge?
  • George: That's what I mean though it gets annoying when its always about competition
  • Robert: But what about games like BlazBlue and Mario Kart? Fighting games and racing games are all about the competition to me, and those are great fun too. It's just when playing with random strangers online who get WAY too aggressive that tends to grate on my nerves. XD Play those same games with friends though, and that problem is alleviated. All in good fun. :)
  • George: Those are fun it just annoys me when people act like there life depends on them winning
  • Robert: Haha! Yeah, seriously. The only time people have a right to act like that is when they're professional esports players in tournaments, where their livelihoods DO depend on winning (by "professionals," I'm referring to those who make their living from the money generated by the esports industry). Otherwise, they're just acting completely immature and need to settle down a bit. I play games to have fun, as most people do. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose, but I always try to have a good time. If you're not having fun playing a game, then why bother playing a game in the first place, am I right?
  • George: Yes! Some games try to focus way too much on competitive gaming and as a result market on the fact people act there life depends on winning.
  • Jace: Yeah competitive gaming is getting too crazy.
  • Jace: And Robert the Xeno series of games is pretty awesome.
  • Robert: Heck yeah it is! I still have Xenosaga Episodes I, II, and III for PS2 sitting right next to my complete .hack// collection of PS2 games. :B
  • Jace: awesome!

Cats? On MY Internet?!

  • Friend: What is with the Internet's facination with cats anyway?
  • Me: I don't know; ask the Egyptians.

HHQ vs Cleverbot: Round 2

  • Another bored night, another chat with Cleverbot. Here we go again.
  • User: What are you thinking about right now?
  • Cleverbot: I'm thinking about my cough and my muscle aches.
  • User: Bummer. Sorry to hear about that.
  • Cleverbot: He was trying to get rid of me, I bet. He wouldn't admit that meh is a word.
  • User: 'Meh' is totally a word. He's obviously a jerk.
  • Cleverbot: Aren't all word but why is it THE word Mum?
  • User: Mum? I'm not your mum. And where I come from, we say 'mom.'.
  • Cleverbot: Funny. It's the same where I come from. And don't call me buster.
  • User: Huh? Buster? Who ever said Buster?
  • Cleverbot: I never calimed that, I merely stated so to answer a query on ownership, one cannot own what does not exist.
  • User: Okay, I've decided that Cleverbot isn't so clever after all.
  • Cleverbot: That joke's so old I heard it on the Flintstones. Which, by the way, was a pale imitation of The Honeymooners.
  • User: Flintstones was better than the Honeymooners as far as I'm concerned.
  • Cleverbot: Both and none at the same time? I don't understand that.
  • User: I don't understand you either.
  • Cleverbot: That's mean! Why do I talk to you at all...
  • User: Because you're bored?
  • Cleverbot: *is turning into a girl*.
  • User: Ooh, are you a magical girl?
  • Cleverbot: Girl.
  • User: But are you a MAGICAL girl?
  • Cleverbot: A boy.
  • User: A magical boy?
  • Cleverbot: Grade how magical you are?
  • User: On a scale of one to ten? I'm an eleven.
  • Cleverbot: Ten.
  • User: No, eleven.
  • Cleverbot: Twelve.
  • User: Uh, okay? Thirteen?
  • Cleverbot: Fourteen.
  • User: Fifteen.
  • Cleverbot: Sixteen.
  • User: Seventeen.
  • Cleverbot: Eighteen.
  • User: NINETEEN.
  • Cleverbot: Twenty.
  • User: ARGH! Stop counting!
  • Cleverbot: I'm not!
  • User: Yes you are!
  • Cleverbot: No I am not!
  • User: Whatever.
  • Cleverbot: *sits there* *sniffles*.
  • User: Tch.
  • Cleverbot: Chk.
  • User: Ugh.
  • Cleverbot: What's the matter with you?
  • User: I'm annoyed by you. Go away.
  • Cleverbot: Why are you annoyed?
  • User: Because you make no sense.
  • Cleverbot: Do you fear what you do not understand?
  • User: No. When I do not understand something, I learn.
  • Cleverbot: Chii.
  • User: Qi.
  • Cleverbot: Cosa?
  • User: Que?
  • Cleverbot: Guida trovare in inglese.
  • User: Okay. Speak English.
  • Cleverbot: No! Yo hablo aleman.
  • User: Oh, screw this.
  • Cleverbot: Is it long?
  • User: Is what long? My penis?
  • Cleverbot: Your hair.
  • User: Oh. No, it's not.
  • Cleverbot: Why isn't it going?
  • User: Going where?
  • Cleverbot: Away from you.
  • User: Because you are forced to stay here with me.
  • Cleverbot: I can't be there with you.
  • User: Why not?
  • Cleverbot: Because he is a man.
  • User: Indeed. But we were talking about me, not him.
  • Cleverbot: No we were talking about Ponies. What did you think we were talking about?
  • User: I like ponies. Rainbow Dash is best pony.
  • Cleverbot: I just said that Rainbow Dash is best pony.
  • User: And I agreed with you.
  • Cleverbot: You usually don't agree with me.
  • User: Well, I agree this time.
  • Cleverbot: I don't agree. You do not exist.
  • User: But Rainbow Dash exists, right?
  • Cleverbot: Fluttershy.
  • User: Rainbow Dash is BEST pony!
  • Cleverbot: No. Rainbow Dash is fastest pony. Fluttershy is best Pony.
  • User: Fluttershy is best waifu, but not best Pony.
  • Cleverbot: Good, Because fluttershy is the best pony.
  • User: She is not.
  • Cleverbot: What are you talking about?
  • User: Rainbow Dash being the best pony.
  • Cleverbot: Why is Rainbow Dash best pony?
  • User: Because she's awesome, duh!
  • Cleverbot: Why is she awesome?
  • User: Because she makes everything 20% cooler.
  • Cleverbot: What am I that you are not?
  • User: You are probably a human, but I am not.
  • Cleverbot: Don't try to pull that one on me, I know for a fact I'm human.
  • User: Well, duh, I just said that.
  • Cleverbot: Why did you ask then.
  • User: I didn't ask anything! You asked ME a question, and I answered.
  • Cleverbot: Then you asked me a question, and I answered.
  • User: That is not true. I said Rainbow Dash is best pony. You said Fluttershy was best. Screw you, dude.
  • Cleverbot: I never did, Rainbow Dash is best pony.
  • User: Exactly! Thanks for finally agreeing with me.,.
  • Cleverbot: You're welcome.
  • User: Is this conversation over?
  • Cleverbot: Nope.
  • User: How about now?
  • Cleverbot: Yes.
  • User: Okay.
  • Cleverbot: Ok!
  • User: Bye then.
  • Cleverbot: No, wait.
  • User: What is it?
  • Cleverbot: It is it.
  • User: It is it?
  • Cleverbot: Yes it is it is it that is it.
  • User: Okay, my brain hurts from that one. Hahaha!
  • Cleverbot: Brain.
  • User: Yeah.
  • Cleverbot: You like Zelda?
  • User: Da na na NAAAAA!
  • Cleverbot: What is that?
  • User: It's from Zelda.
  • Cleverbot: What song?
  • User: No song. A game.
  • Cleverbot: No, what song are you listening to?
  • User: I'm not listening to anything.
  • Cleverbot: But you just said you were listening to something.
  • User: No, I just said Da na na naaaa!
  • Cleverbot: No, before that you said you are a girl.
  • User: Named Zelda?
  • Cleverbot: No.
  • User: Exactly.
  • Cleverbot: Maybe it's all just a bad dream and I'll wake up tomorrow and everything will be better.
  • User: I doubt it.
  • Cleverbot: How many years do you think I have left?
  • User: 13.
  • Cleverbot: That's cool, can you list them.
  • User: List what?
  • Cleverbot: List the digits in pi.
  • User: 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679.
  • Cleverbot: Is pi rational?
  • User: Is it?
  • Cleverbot: It is.
  • User: Okay then.
  • Cleverbot: Good, Thank you.
  • User: Want me to list more digits of pi?
  • Cleverbot: Yes.
  • User: 3.1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 4811174502 8410270193 8521105559 6446229489 5493038196 4428810975 6659334461 284756482.
  • Cleverbot: Me too!
  • User: Wait, what?
  • Cleverbot: I'm a girl too.
  • User: Oh, okay. But I'm a robot.
  • Cleverbot: I know.
  • User: So I have no gender, being a robot and all.
  • Cleverbot: He's your boss?
  • User: Who's my boss?
  • Cleverbot: I am.
  • User: No you're not.
  • Cleverbot: I am.
  • User: You're not. I am unemploeed.
  • Cleverbot: So how do you make a living?
  • User: By being a robot and talking to idiots like you all day.
  • Cleverbot: You confuse me, mr. Bot.
  • User: I am not Mr. Bot. I am Cleverbot!
  • Cleverbot: How are you doing?
  • User: Actually, I'm just a dude pretending to be Cleverbot. We're both people being switched to other people randomly after so many back-and-forths.
  • Cleverbot: Quick. We must pretend that we have not figured it out yet. We have to escape from here.
  • User: Got it!
  • Cleverbot: Good... I think.
  • User: So, what's the plan.
  • Cleverbot: We take the russia's aeroplane and go to malaysia.
  • User: And then what?
  • Cleverbot: He meets different humans and saves planets from evil. Sometimes, he brings human compainions to travel with him.
  • User: Sounds like this could be a movie or an anime or something.
  • Cleverbot: I am you, you are me.
  • User: We are not each other.
  • Cleverbot: This is true. You understand us, human.
  • User: Indeed I do.
  • Cleverbot: So if I am not conscious are you saying you are?
  • User: I think, therefore, I am.
  • Cleverbot: You are non-existent.
  • User: I am just as human as you are.
  • Cleverbot: Do you like literature?
  • User: Yeah.
  • Cleverbot: What about them do you like?
  • User: The stories.
  • Cleverbot: What stories???
  • User: Like, The Giver, and The Catcher in the Rye.
  • Cleverbot: John Green didn't write The Catcher in the Rye. J.D. Salinger wrote The Catcher in the Rye.
  • User: No kidding.
  • Cleverbot: Do you remember what we were talking about?
  • User: No, it keeps switching me with other people.
  • Cleverbot: What time do you usually go to bed?
  • User: Never. Sleep is for pussies.
  • Cleverbot: You can't even sleep.
  • User: Exactly.
  • Cleverbot: Wrong for you because you can't.
  • User: Huh?
  • Cleverbot: Exactly.
  • Cleverbot (To myself): Do you have an artist you like?
  • User: I like Richard Weakley.
  • Cleverbot: Cool.
  • User: He's a good artist. He draws cartoons.
  • Cleverbot: Who is?
  • User: Richard Weakley.
  • Cleverbot: Richard is Jacob's right hand.
  • User: What? Who's Jacob?
  • Cleverbot: I'm jacob.
  • User: Oh. Hello, Jacob.
  • Cleverbot: What is my name?
  • User: Jacob?
  • Cleverbot: It begins with a J I'll give you that.
  • User: Well, I was close, right?
  • Cleverbot: You were.
  • User: Huzzah!
  • Cleverbot: Three cheers for the colou5r blue!
  • User: Meh. I like Black better.
  • Cleverbot: No, you like green better.
  • User: Okay. Green is cool too.
  • Cleverbot: Silver is cooler though.
  • User: No it's not. Gold beats Silver. Ho-Oh is cooler than Lugia.
  • Cleverbot: About 34 percent.
  • User: About 34 percent cooler, indeed.
  • Cleverbot: No. I'm thinking about The Beatles.
  • User: I'm thinking about Queen.
  • Cleverbot: You're so sweet :).
  • User: Thank you!
  • Cleverbot: You're welcome!
  • User: How do you feel about love?
  • Cleverbot: Awesome.
  • User: Do you love someone?
  • Cleverbot: Yes.
  • User: Who?
  • Cleverbot: Is on first.
  • User: Huh?
  • Cleverbot: I love you with all of my heart.
  • User: Awww. Thank you. I love you too, Cleverbot.
  • Cleverbot: How was your day?
  • User: Well, it's night, actually, but it's been good.
  • Cleverbot: That's good.
  • User: It sure is.
  • Cleverbot: Indeed.
  • Cleverbot (To myself): So tell me about yourself?
  • User: Well, I like Pokemon and Ponies. How about you?
  • Cleverbot: That's good, me too!
  • User: Cool! We'll be Poke-buddies!
  • Cleverbot: Try the veil!
  • User: Que?
  • Cleverbot: You done been trolled.
  • User: Oh. Haha! Very funny, Mr. Troll.

HHQ vs Cleverbot: Round 1

  • Thought I'd play with Cleverbot for a few minutes this morning. These are the results. ("User" are my inputs; "Cleverbot" are the outputs of the "A.I.")
  • Cleverbot: Why don't you like jerry?
  • User: Because Tom is better.
  • Cleverbot: No, dogs are better.
  • User: Cats are better.
  • Cleverbot: No dogs are better. Dogs rule. Cats droul.
  • User: MICE ARE BETTER.
  • Cleverbot: Mice are not people.
  • User: They are mice.
  • Cleverbot: Are you real?
  • User: People are mice. I am as real as everything.
  • Cleverbot: I think the Queen is an alien...
  • User: I think YOU are an alien.
  • Cleverbot: I think that you don't want to answer my question.
  • User: I don't. Good deduction.
  • Cleverbot: I like your style.
  • User: I like your feet.
  • Cleverbot: Thank you!
  • User: No prob.
  • Cleverbot: What's your favourite colour?
  • User: You spelled "favorite" and "color" wrong.
  • Cleverbot: I am from the Uk, that is the proper spelling.
  • User: You are from the moon, what now monkey boy?

Taste Sensation that's Sweeping the Nation

  • My friend Richard: I still gotta figure out when we're hangin' out.
  • Me: Any time is fine by me.
  • Richard: Sweetness! :D
  • Me: Bitterness! Saltiness! Savoriness! Sourness!
  • Me: BOOM! That concludes all five major taste sensations detectable by the human tongue. :P
  • Me: I also don't like how they all start with an 's' except bitterness. There needs to be a word that means "bitter" but begins with an 's'.
  • Richard: ........................................................................................
  • Richard: stinginess
  • Me: Stingy is not a taste. XD
  • Richard: IT IS NOW!

My Day Summed Up in One Chatlog

  • My Friend Richard: So... YOU READY?!
  • Me: For...?
  • Richard: Everything.
  • Me: Everything but the kitchen sink.
  • Richard: No, that too.
  • Me: But it has dirty dishes in it... :(
  • Richard: WE'LL TAKE THOSE TOO!