squid spitt
Guest
squid spitt

Dang! Is it just me? Or is it that every time I look at the banner title it reads – “Jim Won’t Give Ian His Bona——–Fied VR”????????LOL. Fank U, Fank you, I’m ‘ere all week!!!!!!LOL

Gnome de Plume
Member

What, no one’s tried to guess Jim’s weight to win the VR?

Brett-Sonoka Gau
Member

I was afraid this series was dead after 2 episodes. Glad we got another episode, glad it was a good one! Keep it up!

sillyskeleton
Guest
sillyskeleton

Strange to think that a good bit of savage hazing isn’t natural between two male friends in some parts of the world. I always though it was a natural part of our physiology like leaving the toilet seat up or having the occasional tug.

Chu Chow
Member

Really enjoyed this one, the chemistry between Jim and Ian kept getting better and better as it went on, really glad that the show is picking up.

evilnote4d
Member

I love the synergy between you two guys. Please, keep this podcast going.

Btw. what’s the word that was bleeped out? I’m really curious.

Simon
Guest
Simon

A happy birthday to Ian. Sorry it’s a bit late.

Chris
Guest
Chris

God damn it. Ian never told us what he thought of Rogue One

Ratty Coda
Guest
Ratty Coda

Jim, this was easily the best episode of this odd little series. I love the dynamic between you two, and didn’t feel that it came off as harsh at all. I would perhaps even say that it was a bit more tame than episode two. Don’t let Ian get your VR, Jim!

Cyrus
Guest
Cyrus

What’s that intro theme? It sounds so familiar. o.o

Zoge of Wowbania
Guest
Zoge

This show is amazing, the surreal bubble of Ian’s latest angle of attack grinding against Jim’s willpower whilst he knows that’s what it’s doing, but too enchanted by the magic of it to stop going in. He knows it’ll break him eventually, but it’s just too beautiful to resist.

Justin McDaniel
Admin

Hi Zoge,

I got your earlier response about your avatar showing the wrong image, so I’m proud to announce you’re the first recipient of the official “Jimatar”!!

(Name and design still tentative)

Again, sorry to everyone with the login being just social media at this moment. As soon as possible, we’ll have a normal register and login system for the site available for those who prefer to keep those things separated.

The Magic Lemur
Guest
The Magic Lemur

Favorite one of Jim’s podcasts, partially because it reminds me of the dynamic I had with an old friend. The more shitty Ian gets, the harder I laugh, because I can hear the “If you weren’t so goddamn amusing I’d be genuinely pissed” in Jim’s voice.

Take it from someone who’s been there, Jim: you WILL acquiesce eventually. They always win.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Even knowing you guys are friends, this is just unpleasant. I’m not sure I would have released this one Jim…

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

I found it quite gentle when compared to the later episodes of Parapod’s second series.

The Magic Lemur
Guest
The Magic Lemur

This sort of thing is -exactly- the dynamic me and an old friend always had (he was VERY much like Ian; even to the point of trying to get me to give him my stuff just to see if he could wear me down). I can’t speak for Jim, but in my case, even when he was exasperating, he never truly hurt me because you could always HEAR the impish smirk in the voice.

Chris
Member

Are there any podcasts of Jim’s you actually want to hear? Because you don’t seem happy with anything he releases.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

When he actually talks about video games, he’s interesting to listen to. He usually makes good points and has relevant experience to back up those points.
Outside of that, its mostly mindless and meandering, grasping for jokes and gimmicks that simply aren’t his forte.

Chris
Member

So your answer is ‘no’, got it. Then maybe stick to his reviews, it’s clear that listening to his audio content makes you unhappy, but that’s on you and not him.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

Seeings how you didn’t get it the first time, lemme rephrase in a way you might understand:
When he actually talks about video games, he’s interesting to listen to. He usually makes good points and has relevant experience to back up those points.
Outside of that, its mostly mindless and meandering, grasping for jokes and gimmicks that simply aren’t his forte.

Any clearer? Maybe you’re picking up on me liking his video game knowledge? Nothing? Still no clicking with you?

Chris
Member
Yes, it’s clicking with me. You listen to his podcasts that are not about games than complain about them not being about games. What possible reason did you have to think that the third episode of this spin off show which at no point has been primarily about video games was suddenly going to be about video games? You’re the one making yourself unhappy here, neither Jim nor anyone else is forcing you to listen to episodes that are clearly labeled as being about other subjects or just being jokes and gags that everyone else here seems to enjoy. Keep… Read more »
SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

He himself gave a disclaimer that this is a nasty episode, please don’t think they hate each other. That’s pretty bad if its a ‘for fun random’ podcast if disclaimers are needed to make it, at best, palatable.

Chris
Member

And yet, you are the only one who seems to have such a problem with it you’re demanding that he care more about you than what he or the rest of his fans want. That is some entitled nonsense, ‘I don’t like this, therefore you shouldn’t do it and no one should get it.’

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

Which is what our mutual freind does he doesn’t listen to any of the content that doesn’t interest him. He doesn’t listen to this or Spin-Off Doctors and from what I’ve gathered doesn’t listen to FistShark. He doesn’t comment either in regards to that content.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

The problem is those things have long been Jim’s forte. The Jimquisition has always featured such content in addition to discussions of videogames as does Podquisition. Your expectations of Jim’s content doesn’t actually match with what the actual output of that content will be.

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

What makes you happy? You can’t depend 100% on other people to supply you with that. Jim is doing what he wants to do, no matter how much you adore someone, you can’t keep them within a specific set of parameters you personally find acceptable because they define your original point of adoration. Respect them as humans.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

And does that respect go both ways? Are we as listeners entitled to respect too, or is this just more blind defense, ’cause spare me if it is.

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

For one consistently disgruntled follower, I don’t think it’s possible to appease at all. You’re not asking him to respect his audience as a whole, you’re asking him to respect you above the others. I believe that is unreasonable in all the ways that you try to paint it.

SilentPony
Guest
SilentPony

If he has to put in a disclaimer, which according to my read of it isn’t direct literally only towards me, I don’t think that argument holds any water…

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

You are delusional. Please consider therapy.

Michael
Guest
Michael

I actually quite liked the episode. More than the last two. And I liked the last two. Why do you insist upon listening to something you don’t like? Just don’t listen to this series and continue enjoying Jim’s work that you do like.

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

And this disrespects you how?

kimiyoribaka
Guest
kimiyoribaka

Ian does a lot of theorizing with the conspiracies and all, but did he ever verify that Jim’s VR is real?

The Magic Lemur
Guest
The Magic Lemur

Jim’s not but the VR is.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Guest
ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Having begged, literally BEGGED, for new episodes of this.

A new episode has arrived.

Simon
Guest
Simon

YES!!! It’s back. Love you guys. Keep it up.

Liam
Guest
Liam

So glad this is back. It’s like Vic and Bob, but they are in the middle of a loveless marriage. XD

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

Dry your eyes mate. You know what helps with feeling down? A bit of selfless charity. Something like, oh I dunno, giving someone who lacks the opportunities in life the chance to try out some new trending technology such as, this is just off the top of my head, a VR set?

Tim
Guest
Tim

Great to have another episode of this! Thanks Jim and Ian

InfamousDS
Guest
InfamousDS

So, minor contentions:
We do ask Jim. It was a running joke on this comments section in any post Jim made until you both killed the series, to the point where we have/had a regular user named “Jim Sterling’s VR” who asked to be sent to Ian in some fashion in all their posts.

This is gross negligence and I will not stand for the glaring error in your coverage. THE BBC WILL HEAR OF THIS!!!

drownedsummer
Guest
drownedsummer

So is this more brutal than the second series of the Parapod? I only started listening to the Parapod after the first two episodes of this. The first series of the Parapod Ian was quite moderate with Barry, in the second series it gets quite savage and by comparison Ian has been quite gentle on these so far.

GzG92
Guest
GzG92

YES. I was so afraid the vocal minority of negative commenters might have put you off doing any more of these. Here’s hoping this show lasts long enough to become “Jim Won’t Give Ian His VR So Ian Spent Thousands Of Dollars On A HoloLens To Not Give Jim Even Though Jim Doesn’t Want It That Much Anyway Good God What Have Our Lives Become.”

George
Guest
George

I was one of those less enthusiastic people…but I will say that this episode was funny and entertaining. The dynamic worked a lot better this time.

I can’t quantify what the exact difference is but it feels more like friendly banter than mean spirited cuntyness.

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

There are ways to tell, I feel the magic of the subconscious method is too good to ruin by trying to explain it too much though.

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