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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

[ Person -> Interview ] - News related to Top Story: DAC Exclusive

I have interviewed the legendary patriot, St. Toxic and here are his answers;

1. What is your profession now and where do you live?

Gosh! What a personal question. I'm currently employed at a warehouse, handling all aspects of quality control and recount on recieved articles. It's a temp gig, but that's what they all say rite.

I've also moved around a bit in the past year, finally ending up as Nico's next-door neighbour. :Norway 67: cool

2. How did you learn to draw?

Always had a natural talent for it. You don't really "learn" to draw; you either draw or you don't, and it improves the more you do it.

Technique is a bit different. Basically, you develop it yourself from private observations and all manner of tutorships, official or not. I did go to art-school at a point, but I think it rather made me more cynical towards art and artists, than improve on my personal abilities.

3. Have you played any of FO3 DLC and if you did what did you think of them?

I haven't, but I can usually tell when a game is shit without crawling through it. The way I see it, FO3 was a false bottom and the DLC's are falling right through it, one after the other, pushing the envelope with every new release.

4. What games are you currently playing or what was the last game you played?

Mostly multiplayer games, at this point. Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead and Insurgency can all be quite entertaining in small doses. Usually give either one a spin whenever time permits it.

Also, I always jump at the chance of a good co-op experience, and the last noteworthy one would have to be Men of War / Faces of War. But setting up a good coop takes some time and effort, and so it becomes a rare treat.

I can't even remember the last new singleplayer game I played, and more importantly enjoyed. Probably means it's about time for a FO/FO2 romp, just to refresh my memory on what decent writing and gameplay looks like.

5. What games are you looking forward to?

None, at the moment. Good games usually come as a complete surprise these days, and most often you don't hear about them until they're already up for grabs. Few titles manage to be worth a shit despite the hype they get.

Although honestly, I'm planning on getting my hands on RE5 for some cooperative action, when the price drops. Guess I'm sort of looking forward to that, though I imagine it'll be a waterlogged barrel of fun.

6. Is it true you traveled with Antimeasure IRL?

Oh yeah. More than once actually. He's a fun guy to trek around with and good at keeping creepy elements away, by being one himself.

We've been to the Netherlands and Germany on one trip, and mother Russia on another. But the Nerdcon (tm) was the premier trip, and the only one that was throughly documented. Might be worthwhile to do another travel-log in the future.

7. What do you think of NMA and the RPGcodex?

A bunch of swell guy. Though the situation seems to be improving. The Codex is rapidly turning into a 4chan equivalent and I haven't actually paid any attention to NMA in years, and they're not making any noise, so I think it's about time to take their pin off the map. A successful DAC spin-off should obscure both communities at this point.

8. What books have you been reading?

The Carlos Castaneda books. I'm thinking about making a short hand-book version with all the essential points brought up in his 12 books -- there's a tome of knowledge/mindfuckery in there. I've also been listening to audio recordings of Lovecraft, T.H White, Philip K. Dick and a few others. Real goldmine for entertainment.

9. What movies have you watched lately?

Damn, don't think I've actually watched a full feature-length film in ages. I do remember having a Mad Max-athon, back when I found all three films in HD quality. I guess that must have been it. cool

10. What do you think of the future of the RPG industry? Is there any hope?

Hope would imply that the industry suddenly grows a heart and a brain, or that a newcomer to the scene makes an obscure title that outsells the latest hypefest and becomes the new standard or something. I don't think that's going to happen. But I do think that there will be a collapse of the current game industry, as it is now, and that might bring us a couple of decent niche RPG titles, while companies try to get back on the horse.

Quite possibly our game preference is passé and will at best make short comebacks, much the same way outdated fashion does. But I'm an optimist at heart, so I'd say we'll have some worthwhile RPG's before our time is up. cool

11. Why did you lead a coo on the RPGcodex? Why do you think people follow with such devotion?

I just had an idea, about an actual military assault on a non-physical entity, such as an internet forum, and Codex fit the bill. There was even some provocation. Had we gotten some of the frogs there to play along, we might even have had a fun game of war, but they're all butthurt about something over there and don't like to fuck around -- so no go.

As to why people joined in; DAC is fading into obscurity. Can't have people openly taking a shit on it, on top of that. The few members we have are still very zealous, but as we have no cause anymore that zeal amounts to nothing but a post mortem twitch. DAC needs a bigger dose of adrenaline to get up and walk, and most of us are itching for it.

But it has sparked some interesting ideas, at least in my own head, about how and what we need to move this community forward. I think we might have an interesting year ahead of us. aiee

As a final note, I'd suggest doing a DAC exclusive interview of Blargh next. cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 4:54 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

First!

Toxic, I'm your biggest fan.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 5:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Who the hell is St.Toxic? icon_confused2
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 6:57 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

THE END IS NIGH
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 7:48 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

great interview, poops, keep them up salute

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what a dirty hippie Che
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I know a forum we could direct our hate on without any fear of retaliation whatsoever. The only thing that would happen is some banned accounts, so its all good.
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

senisterdenister wrote:
I know a forum we could direct our hate on without any fear of retaliation whatsoever. The only thing that would happen is some banned accounts, so its all good.



The Radiated Society?
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 9:25 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Pooper is quite the skilled interviewer, apresgarde journalist to the bone cool
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PostPosted: Thu May 21, 2009 11:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

St. Toxic wrote:
I just had an idea, about an actual military assault on a non-physical entity, such as an internet forum, and Codex fit the bill. There was even some provocation. Had we gotten some of the frogs there to play along, we might even have had a fun game of war, but they're all butthurt about something over there and don't like to fuck around -- so no go.

Who's butthurt, again? icon_google
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 12:45 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Can't wait to hear about your ideas, toxie, you're my hero icon_hug
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 2:23 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Redeye wrote:

The Radiated Society?



Not quite, the Official Dawn of War 2 Community forums. That place is full of fucking retards that deserve a good swamping. The only problem is the moderators and admins patrol the place like they've got nothing better to do.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 3:12 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Redeye wrote:
senisterdenister wrote:
I know a forum we could direct our hate on without any fear of retaliation whatsoever. The only thing that would happen is some banned accounts, so its all good.



The Radiated Society?


I didn't even know that place still existed and has a few signs of life. Wasn't that site created because they got butt hurt when they posted here or something?
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thor Kaufman wrote:
what a dirty hippie Che


Far out mang.

Also, I'm thinking all the cool's were ultimately a bad idea. cool
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 5:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

POOPERSCOOPER wrote:
Wasn't that site created because they got butt hurt when they posted here or something?

I think you're thinking of KFC. TRS existed long before DAC.
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 7:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Yeah, it was KFC alright. I wonder if that place's still up and running?
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 8:21 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Who is this guy? Haplo? Reaper?


Also, > <
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2009 9:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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The Carlos Castaneda books. I'm thinking about making a short hand-book version with all the essential points brought up in his 12 books -- there's a tome of knowledge/mindfuckery in there.

Holy shit, Toxic, I thought you were smarter than that. The guy made up two thirds of that, plagiarized the other third, and was a shitty writer to top it off.

About the Codex thing: despite how DU tried to spin it later to make it look like we were victims, no one there took it seriously. We knew it was fun & games. It's just that DU is like the neighborhood kid that always took things a bit too far, like setting your mother's car on fire when playing firemen.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 5:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
Who is this guy? Haplo? Reaper?


Also, > <


I'd hazard a guess and say it's Reaper.
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 11:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

VasikkA wrote:
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 8:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

baby arm wrote:
Holy shit, Toxic, I thought you were smarter than that. The guy made up two thirds of that, plagiarized the other third, and was a shitty writer to top it off.


That is as may be, but I've found positive confirmation for some of the things mentioned in his books before having read them, which was the reason I checked them out in the first place. Just like with holocaust denial, I'm willing to look the other way on factual errors and poor presentation if the questionable material fits my predisposition. Besides, making something up is still no worse than making something et alle. cool
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