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Ami Miljkovich
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I can’t comment on HBomb’s Dark Souls II/Bloodborne videos, since I haven’t played any Souls games, but I do agree with his Fallout 3 video. Shamus Young’s long written analysis reflects a lot of my views too. Fallout 3 is indeed garbage, and I’m speaking as someone who actually ENJOYED it the very first time I played it, until that nonsense ending royally pissed me off, after which I gradually started to notice all the game’s other numerous flaws that I’d been blind to the first time around.

Joe90
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Joe90

Spotify has some weird obsessions with certain artists, it seems. For about a year, it insisted that I liked King Diamond, purely off the back of me listening to a Megadeth album once. Fortunately I eventually managed to listen to enough different types of music that I flooded it out.

Graham Miller
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I was honestly a little worried way back when you first began taking painkillers. Back pain tremendously awful, and that’s a terrible combination with addictive opioids that are dispensed like Pez in the US. In one article I read about the differences in healthcare between the US and Germany, the (German) doctor told his patient that he wasn’t going to give her anything stronger than aspirin after her surgery because the pain is her body naturally trying to keep her from doing too much and hurting herself, and if the pain is truly severe that’s a sign that something is… Read more »

YoSeriousLee
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YoSeriousLee

Hey, I just made an account specifically so I could tell you how beneficial it was to hear those reassuring words about mental health. I think it’s good to talk about serious topics once in a while, especially when those things definitely matter. It’s good to hear that others go through rough patches, too! I’ve been getting better over the months knowing that I’m not alone in feeling like an alien among humans; it’s not just hearing that others have these issues, but also that they had to figure out they had them, too, just like me. Thank you for… Read more »

Benj
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Benj

Jim thanks for sharing what you’ve been going through.

I know it means a lot for fellow sufferers to hear someone like you, who is successful, charismatic and does a lot of great work, talk so candidly and openly about some of the shit you’ve had to deal with. Talking about it might not fix anything but it can help you feel less alone and overwhelmed

So many people have to struggle with Spotify recommending Electric Six songs at them and I’m so glad you feel able to be a voice for those people today.

CaptainSoupy
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CaptainSoupy

I really appreciate the honesty and openness from all three of you. Any public frankness about mental illness makes us neurodivergent people feel a little less alone and helps destigmatize mental illness for everyone. But Jim… You’re a goddamn stone-cold professional, and I know you pride yourself on your work ethic as well as your transparency, but please know you don’t owe us an apology (or even an explanation if you don’t feel like providing one) for needing to take a break now and again. Or changing your content schedule, or format, or any other choices you make motivated by… Read more »

Banni
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Banni

Hey Jim, I’ve been listening since back when I was in medical school and I made an account just to say congratulations on your realization. Realizing some of the pain you’re treating is emotional is a hard thing that takes an incredible amount of self-awareness and unfortunately our society tends not to give mental health the respect it deserves alongside other illnesses. Best of luck going forward. (fun, horrifying factoid from the medical world multiple states licensing boards require disclosure of any history of mental illness to obtain a medical license which definitely doesn’t keep people from seeking care or… Read more »

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ArdentSlacker

Yay, talking about Mental Health! 😀 I mean, yes, it sucks to have a problem, but holy shit was this Not Allowed growing up. Found out half my family has depression AFTER I got diagnosed and started trying various anti-depressants. It runs in families, dammit. If I’d known, I could have figured out the problem sooner. My favorite piece of the mental health puzzle: Sitting on Steam, mouse pointer hovering over Play… and I can’t click. I didn’t realize that was depression until I got on an antidepressant that made that go away. I hadn’t made the connection. Now I… Read more »

Imp Emissary
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Thanks for sharing the mental health stuff. Feels oddly good listening to people talk about how it is when ya feel bad.
I wish you all the best. Thank God for you all. =w= b

AkumaXmachina
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AkumaXmachina

Damn that was a good episode.

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

Ooooh you wanna watch out going for a Great Scythe run.

That weapon is dangerously addictive. And you miss it in all the other games because they nerfed it and took away all its broken cheesy moves.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

For the record, you don’t express the “F*** ________” sentiment in hopes that the disease will hear you, get scared, and cure itself. “It can’t hear you” isn’t the point. The point is to show solidarity with the person who is ill, that you empathize with their serious illness, and that the illness itself is just awful regardless of who has it. it isn’t like we can do anything but offer money or time to them since treatment is often highly specialized, so it is quite literally the least we can do. Now whether or not it makes you personally… Read more »

Terry-Osaurusus Hex XI
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The US is experiencing an opioid epidemic at the mo with the incredible ease of which these addictive painkillers are accessed along with the lax restrictions in lip service of the giant lobbying farmer. It is why many doctors still push for legalisation of those tetrahydrocans that remain not physically addictive while not inhibiting hunger either. (Apologies, text walls accidentally happened below) With what is mentioned, have a bit of personal experience with the self-medication addictive side of mental instability including with various strong painkillers, though not anything in particular, more like anything whatsoever to escape the trappings of an… Read more »

Anton
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Anton

Harris is one of those people who is highly entertaining, even when he is wrong or being a twat. Love his channel