Podquisition Episode 122: What The Cuck Is This Anal Bum Party?

This episode’s suffering will be legendary, even in Hell.

There are no rails in sight as we hurdle from sincere divulgences to Metacritic mayhem, angry people, and extramarital shenanigans.

Somehow, we also get a lot of game chat, from more Zelda thoughts to a hot take on Nier: Automata and more!

Michelle Fishburne
Guest
Michelle Fishburne

I haven’t listened in a while. Just fell off for reasons unknown.

I have listened to this one three times.

Maybe Not a Robot
Guest
Maybe Not a Robot
Jumping in late, not sure if anyone has touched on this in the comments: HZD has three options for the HUD: Default, Dynamic, and Custom. In Custom, you can turn off nearly every single HUD option including the compass. You can even turn off the Override bar graphic, and enemy awareness indicators. It gives you the “always off” option for many things, which means it will never show up even if it is activated somehow. You can actually play the entire game without seeing anything on screen if you also choose not to track quests. Obviously any given player will… Read more »
EXTREMEPOSTY O
Guest
EXTREMEPOSTY O

Haven’t heard the full podcast yet. In terms of games that provide the option to modify your HUD i feel that the new doom game and far cry primal have good customization options , at least on pc. Haven’t played the console versions so i can’t say if they have those options.

TheOneWhoSucks
Guest
TheOneWhoSucks

The way I’ve always seen things, if you’re not staying on the subject of games for the entire show, then there hasn’t been enough going on to comment on. I’d rather listen to you three just enjoying yourselves than trying to force game talk for an hour.

Your chemistry with one another is wonderful and keeps me listening far more intently week to week than staying on the topic of games.

Felix Hadler
Guest
Felix Hadler

“Fuck you, you’re singing in the middle of the show, I’m not syncing you up.”
-Laura, no where near halfway through the podcast.

MasterDraterra
Guest
MasterDraterra
Hey Laura I’m really interested in your article knowing anime the whole cross dressing thing is often treated as a joke in Japan. (not to say here in America we have a clean history of that) Even if I look at a show like Ranma 1/2 (while i do love the show manga) its mostly seen as a way to get Ranma into CRAZY situations. I look at other things from Japan often cross dressing is synonymous with pervert (or hentai for you other weebs out there). I don’t know if you know about it but there’s another manga called… Read more »
George
Member

If you’re interested in a better example of a anime/comic treating trans issues a bit more seriously Paradise Kiss is better.
Although it’s not the focus, Isabella is Trans and reactions to her are a part of her development as a character.

MasterDraterra
Guest
MasterDraterra

really now that sounds intriguing

George
Member

It’s very good, it covers the gambit from being exposed casual transphobia to her coming out to her ideas on love.

BUT like I said she’s not the main character.

Thomas Vincent Szaban
Guest
Thomas Vincent Szaban

Most incoherent podcast ever. BEST PODCAST EVER!

Aidan Long
Member

Personally this has been my favorite episode of the Podcast so far. It took the two elements that I love about this show (just you guys fucking around and serious game discussion) and balanced them perfectly. I think I’m actually gonna save this episode on my phone for when I’m feeling depressed and just need something to help even myself out.

Corac42
Guest
Corac42

If the new message board works with Tapatalk I will be very happy.

EvolutionKills
Member
EvolutionKills

Certified Podquisition #122 Survivor

Brendand
Guest
Brendand

Well it took me two attempts to get through but I am very pleased with the quality of your podcastery.
Also, good to see support for crossdressing! Let men look pretty 2017.

Octopus Grift
Member

Gavin does this podcast for the power.

CaitSeith
Guest
CaitSeith

This must be a major contender for the Top NSFW Podquisition title ever! The content itself was also pretty good.

Sperium3000
Member

You’re the first people I hear saying the graphics of Nier Automata aren’t that great, which is odd. Maybe it’s because you’re coming off Zelda and Horizon, as opposed to the people who played the Japanese version (Which had English out of the box anyway) before those games and were like “sugoi desu”-ing all over.

Captain Pipsqueak
Guest
Captain Pipsqueak

That two hours felt like one hundred and twenty minutes!

merdinus
Guest
merdinus

This episode was cucking awesome. More please

Drake Warnock
Guest
Drake Warnock

What a good episode to listen to drunk.

Sperium3000
Member

Indeed, no better way to listen to drunk than with a piping hot glass of Jim Sterling.

faeyr
Guest
faeyr

I think Laura was a bit of a flirt on this one, and it made me smile. This episode was a goody.

Alayen Eisenfell
Guest

I feel as if Jim is starting to sound happier on the podcast again. Am I the only one who felt that?
It was a fantastic episode, I was in tears laughing while doing the dishes at 2am

James LaValle
Member

I did notice that, although I’m also pretty sure he admitted to being baked throughout the episode so that explains it lol. Which is fine of course, it’s entertaining as hell to listen to Jim talk everyone’s ear off and admit that he’s running his mouth but no one wants to stop him. Whatever he was on, I want more episodes like this.

YoDude
Guest
YoDude

Lol he did seem baked. Indica strain I’ll bet. I imagine it helped with the back pains he had a while ago too.

James LaValle
Member

I mean, when I said “baked”, I just mean he admitted in the episode to be on perscription medication for anxiety disorder, an affliction I share with him and take medication to alleviate myself. And because of that, I agree with Jim when he says that when you take those kind of meds, you give not one single fuck; you basically feel like you’re curled up next to a warm fire and everything just feels cozy.

Scott C Stewart
Member

your not the only one to, his voice sounded like if i could do back flips i would be

Benj
Member
Benj

Thanks for finally acknowledging your weird pronunciation of “Automata”.

I don’t actually care about what the “right” way is, I was just going a bit nuts thinking that I was the only one who thought it sounded werd!

Otherhand
Guest
Otherhand
There is a definite right way. It’s the plural of “automaton” (or-TOM-uh-ton), so it needs to have the stress on the second syllable and then a short “a” sound: or-TOM-uh-ta. It’s a pathetic thing to care about, but Jim is always making my brain do a tiny scream with his pronunciations. There are so many words where he dives the wrong way on how to say it, or comes up with some completely baffling pronunciation that I’ve never imagined before. I wouldn’t say it drives me mad exactly, or even that it’s like someone shoving a fork in my brain.… Read more »
Benj
Member
Benj

Yeah, but that’s the thing, why wouldn’t it be said like automation (which is or-to-MAY-shun) rather than like automaton?

Or maybe there’s a Jesus allegory in there somewhere (it’s Japanese so probably not) and it’s a portmanteau of automaton and stigmata referring to the mark of a robot’s sacrifice.

…this is the a snapshot of the debate that’s been going on inside my head every time Jim has been saying automata the last few weeks.

Otherhand
Guest
Otherhand

I will punch you in the kidneys

(Ok not really)

(might gently rake the surface of your kidneys with a plastic salad fork)

YoDude
Guest
YoDude

I thought the right pronunciation is awh-TOM-uh-tuh

Otherhand
Guest
Otherhand

It is.

But other people are pronouncing it as “OR-tom-AY-tuh”, and I think that deserves prison time

CaitSeith
Guest
CaitSeith

It sounds like Nier Tomata. For a while I thought it was a running joke.

circularlogic88
Guest
circularlogic88

I kept hearing Nier Raw Tomatah

InfamousDS
Member
InfamousDS

NiER: Automato was a running joke, but it was simultaneous to the actual not knowing how to say it.

Chris
Member

Near a tomato.

Who doesn’t like being near tomatoes?

Asari
Guest
Asari

I’ll be honest. I think this is the best episode of the podcast yet.

James LaValle
Member
Just because I want to prove that people do in fact listen that long to you guys spouting off about dynasty warriors and Tommy wausau (I fucking died when you said “you’re tearing me apart laura”), please do more 2 hours long podcasts. Spinoff doctors is 2 hours long and trust me, listening to conrad talk about king Burt Reynolds will never ever get old, but I listen to these things in my car on the way to school, which is an hour one way, so it always bums me out that it ends by the time I get here… Read more »
MuddyScarecrow
Member
I miss ask fm so much. I’m very happy to hear we may be getting a successor. I just wanna warn you people may take your comments on policing harassment the wrong way. Hell I KNOW they will. Idiots who have such hate boners for you love to take things you say or do out of context so they can make you look bad. One idiot thinks you laugh at people getting punched for “having different political views” because you like seeing Richard Spencer get punched. Cuz yeah. Promoting white power and racial cleansing is considered a political view now.… Read more »
Chris
Member

Well, those people should fuck off, who cares if they feel welcome on the new site or not?

MuddyScarecrow
Member

Oh no I’m not at all defending them. I can give a fuck less. I’m just saying people have loved taking Jim’s actions out of context. Someone thinks Jim advocates doxing because of an offhand joke he and Adam Sessler made at SGC.

ANTI-SANTA
Member
ANTI-SANTA
As someone who got into H.P. Lovecraft’s work hard the passed six months I really, really, REALLY hope that that Call of Cthulhu game actually has the sense of cosmic dread and horror that comes with the realisation that Humanity is utterly tiny and meaningless in the grand scheme of things that the original story had. (Lovecrafts original story, I’m not too fond of Derleth’s expanded universe because he just made everything about Cthulhu when Lovecraft came up with dozens more creatures and gods more interesting than him). My biggest fear is it’ll just be an Amnesia clone. On that… Read more »
MuddyScarecrow
Member

I agree with you wholeheartedly. Cthulhu stopped being scary once he became a plushie. =/ I’m much more interested in Hastur the King in Yellow. I love the idea of a play that drives people insane just by watching it.

ANTI-SANTA
Member
ANTI-SANTA
To me it’s more of how Derleth made EVERYTHING include him when he tried to connect all of Lovecraft’s original idea into this huge cluster fuck singular lore and EVERYTHING is about Cthuhlu in some way, when in the original story he’s just a vanguard of the Old One’s return. Perfect example, The Elder Things were the first living race to inhabit earth, then the Flying Polyps arrived on earth before the bodies of the Great Race of Yith evolved, followed by the Mi-Go etc etc. Derleth felt it was necessary to shoehorn in the Cthulhu Spawn in really early… Read more »
MuddyScarecrow
Member

Think they’re called Starspawn in the Arkham Horror board game. Which if they’re the same thing I’m thinking of is a much better name. That game is how I know most of this. =3

FireroseNekowolf
Member

You can’t deny the sheer versatility of Nyarlathotep though. It could be used in so many ways.

MuddyScarecrow
Member

Oh I love Nyarlo! He’s my second favorite Lovecraft being! The idea of a creature that looks different depending on the region it’s in is pretty awesome.

Scott C Stewart
Member

i can’t wait to see the game score dev has been working on

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