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Death happens. Bad deaths happen. DON'T MAKE ME REWATCH THE CUTSCENE EVERY TIME!!!

This is one of my biggest pet peeves in gaming. I've got to a hard part in afro samurai and I've died a couple of times. Sometimes to the droids, sometimes to the area. That's fine, there's a challenge and I'm using skills. I didn't even know there was a dash until recently, and difficulty that leads me to find new skills to overcome it is cool and a good type of difficult, but don't give me an unskippable 1 minute cutscene. Fuck you. Fuck that. If I hit another rut and have more unskippable material than gameplay, then I'm microwaving the disc.

Fuck you.
Sincerely, Knump

I've got my laptop open next to me with the game on as I'm typing. I've just hit another difficult battle that I'm sure I could eventually overcome with some practice and perseverance. Unfortunately, I have to revisit a cutscene, a quick new tutorial, and a rope cut that is way more complicated than it needs to be just to get to it. I'm at the infamous chapter five as online posters call it. I've got no problem with brother 6 and his flamethrower of frustration, that was actually fine for me. I've no issue with the infamous rope (the trick is to use focus and a vertical slash, seriously, it's not complicated.) I've an issue with making me rewatch where the exit is, telling me to get to the exit, telling me how to cut a bullet in half, then making me do so, then making me cut the rope, then ANOTHER cutscene introducing the generic mob of baddies that are all related, then me trying to fight 7 guys in a closed area to have me die and repeat all of the above. On it's own, all of these components are fine. Making all the first ones happen every time I get surrounded and killed, go fuck yourself.

It's like starting a shitty movie. You know you could make it through if you tried, but you really don't want to, but it'll bother you at 3 am if you don't see the ending. I'll have to take a break so I don't destroy the game. Next on my shelf is Assassin's Creed 2. I've already got a save started in this one, so I'll be finishing off my original game. I'm not liking the alphabetical thing. I'm too chaotic to follow that system. I need an organized list that I can tick off when finished and I can bend around length to consider things like RPG's. The list is long and rather upsetting to me, but I intend to catch up and grind hard. Notable RPG's include Blue Dragon and Dragon's Dogma. There are many games to come, and with new games come new posts and new vids. Speaking of which, there will be filming tomorrow instead of Saturday since I have to work all weekend. I'm also going to do my first pseudo cooking show thing.

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Gloves

Nov. 16th, 2013 07:50 pm
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One thing about posting on YouTube is you go around watching plenty of other videos from plenty of other people and you really should leave a constructive comment and a like if you did like the video, but sometimes it's hard to leave a comment eithout tearing someone's head off and starting a flame war. Offline, I'm a chef and have been dealing with food all my life, so I like to think I might know a thing or two about food production. From this experience, I would like to remind everyone that at some point, SOMEONE has touched your food. I don't care what you think at home, but the moment you chastise someone for not wearing gloves in an open kitchen or in a tutorial, you need to remember a few things:

1. We are trained professionals. We are taught to wash our hands all the time. It's ingrained in our schooling and work experience. We wash when we get to work, when we change, before and after handling a food item, after every time we touch our hair, face, or anything else on our freaking body (seriously, watch a chef with other people, they don't touch their face) and literally any time we think "did I wash my hands?" No matter when that is.

2. Gloves are a temporary barrier. They are put on by our hands, in fact, the same hands you were freaking out about a second ago. They cannot and do not replace hand washing and the department of food health and safety say they aren't as clean as regularly washing hands and certainly aren't a replacement.

3. Gloves used in a food setting aren't medical grade gloves, meaning that they aren't sterile, and they are not made in a sterile environment. I don't know how or where they are made and frankly even if they say food safe, that really isn't hugely releaving knowing the standards for food grade equipment in a factory.

4. Gloves are for me, not you. The only time I wear gloves in a kitchen is when I've got some type of cut, burn, or open bit on my hands. Cuts and burns are a part of every day kitchery and when they happen, I treat, medicate, sterilize, and wear a medical grade glove out of a first aid kit so I don't get an infection. I handle a lot of raw meat and here is a slim chance something could have a minor bug.

5. Not every little germ will kill you. There are germs in your cheeses, creams, yogurts, pickles, and vinegars just to name a few. There are a lot of products that are living organisms filled with beneficial or neutral bacteria, moulds, and fungi. People get sick from cross contamination and food being left out for too long at unsafe temperatures. Both can happen with gloves.

Next time you watch a video and think "eww, dirty hands! No gloves!" Chill out and realize that they might know what the fuck they are doing.

/rant

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