Podquisition Episode 140: Bird-Faced People Eating Arses

This week, we describe social media in terms of a Hell painting, and give our thoughts on Splatoon 2 and Pyre.

Meanwhile, Gav’s played more Destiny, and Pokemon Go had an event that… well… didn’t quite go.

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SithDuck
Member

If you meet people by drunk tweeting at 3am you will end up with Donald Trump.

Izzerwat
Guest
Izzerwat

Suddenly, Jheronimus Bosch!

I was at the exposition with nearly all of his remaining work in Den Bosch. They brought them all to Bosch’s hometown from various museums and private collectors. So very weird, and so very much worth going. You really wouldn’t think it was painted at the end of the 15th century at first.

I would buy the hell out of a game set in that sort of universe.

Beeray
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Beeray

Just wanted to let you know, you forgot to tag this page with tags.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

I was always curious to check out the stuff Bennington did with Stone Temple Pilots after they fired Scott. I’m not sure if they actually recorded anything or if he just toured with them and whether or not it was just like Talk Show.

Gary Hall
Guest
Gary Hall

Good chat at the end. Couldn’t agree more Chester fought his fight but his demons got the best of him. People who don’t have that shouldn’t comment he wasn’t week he unfortunately has enough.

Surprised Jim or gavin didn’t bring up angry joe. Both know him fairly well and his recent career decision to annoy his fanbase seems unwise.

jegvilsejre
Member

Re trans inclusion in DDADDS, I’m not a big fan of how they did it. There’s something about letting wearing a binder be the only way to refer to a character’s transness that really rubs me the wrong way. Nothing in the game is adjusted to fit with that decision in the cc, which honestly just makes it so foreign from my own experience that (for me, personally) it ceases to matter as inclusion. I’m very appreciative of the dialogue choice about whether Amanda was adopted or not, however – that does feel like genuine trans inclusion. Honestly I guess… Read more »

Concubinary Code
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Concubinary Code

In therapy I was told that depression can’t really be cured, just treated. I still have bad days when I just have no energy. Some days are OK though. I think it’s easy to romanticize or condemn people who feel suicidal or depressed. It doesn’t really feel either way to me. It sucks but it’s something people just live with and depending how well you can cope with your mind, you get by until you don’t anymore

Polishfury5000
Member

I’ve fallen way behind in Jim’s content the last couple months. Decided to check out the site on lunch break, just to see what I’ve been missing the last few weeks.

I took my break in my car, and the instant, the absolute perfect instant, I loaded up thejimquisition.com on my phone, my radio started playing Erasure.

Not just any Erasure song either, Chains of Love.

So I guess that’s the universe sending me a sign?

Alexey
Member

What is the background picture of this post? Looks amazing.

Arella Jardin
Member
Arella Jardin

I haven’t played competitive multiplayer in nearly a decade, and even then, it was just pvp matches in vanilla WoW. But, I got a Switch this week, and in the bundle is Splatoon 2. I’m both nervous and excited. The good news is that voice chat on the Switch is shit, so I don’t have worry about people kicking me because I refuse to use chat (severe social anxiety). The bad news is, I know I’m going to suck, and be that one player that ruins my team’s chances every time. I don’t know, I just kinda love the colorful,… Read more »

Logan Spence
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Logan Spence

I should also make a few notes on Splatoon. Now, I haven’t played Splatoon 2 yet. However, Splatoon 1 had a similar feature with the mode switches. In competitive, the mode also swapped every 2 hours. There was the tower mode and the rainmaker mode. The map depended on the mode. So it did happen in Splatoon 1 as well and I personally liked it. It made the world feel like a live event. I can understand someone not enjoying it as it gets annoying that you can’t play a mode when you want to. But the way it was… Read more »

George
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George

Also, my sympathy goes out to the trans people of the USA regarding the latest…Bull Shit from a certain [♪SKELETON WARRIORS♫] of Head of State…

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I actually thought Linkin Park’s lyrics were better early on in their career, from Minutes to Midnight onwards I found myself getting less and less excited for new LP albums(though Hunting Party felt like a step in the right direction) “One More Light” was kind of the last straw for me, none of the songs on that album really struck a chord with me, it felt like the band was trying to ape the Chainsmokers(who I think represent everything wrong with modern pop music) a little bit too much there. Some people have been kinder to the people after the… Read more »

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

Watch Dogs 2’s sales actually did go up after a few months once word of mouth spread, sometimes that happens with games(Borderlands notably took a little while for it’s sales to pick up).

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

Linkin Park is one of my favorite bands of all time(even though I was personally not a fan of “One More Light”), so Chester’s death really hit me hard.

Alexis
Guest
Alexis

It would be nice if reaching out about having suicidal thoughts wasn’t fraught with risk. I’m transfeminine, and an unfortunate many of us go through a period where suicide seems like the only way out. My mistake was talking with my only friend and ex-boyfriend about it, who was also trans; I honestly believed that he would understand. Instead, he ditched me within a week, just a few days after saying “things’ll work out, we can have a long and happy friendship together.” Please don’t let that anecdote discourage anyone from reaching out and talking with friends if you’re experiencing… Read more »

Skaz
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Skaz

I love Bosch, you sir have great tastes in podcast thumbnails.

GloatingSwine
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GloatingSwine

I think what Laura experienced in liking the sports game mechanics of Pyre is finding a context that makes her care about those mechanics. It’s why sports games are their own little niche that’s set apart from other games. the people who buy sports games have that context, they care about the sport in real life as well. If you don’t care about the sport in real life you don’t have the context that makes you care about seeing that game represented. But if you put the exact same mechanics in a context where you do care about them then… Read more »

Anton
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Anton

As tiring as it is to deal with, I can sympathize with the overdone social media cynicism. It’s pretty depressing to see thing like pre-order-culture, microtransaction economies, and shitty regurgitated AAA sequel series flourish – not because the publishers are pushing these things, but because us consumers are supporting them. I can definitely understand the urge to occasionally yell at my fellow gamers for putting up with and encouraging this shit. I tend not to, because it’s their money and their (objectively wrong) decision, but boy howdy do I crave dragging out my lectern and giving a speech sometimes.

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

I personally really enjoyed the Division, it’s a damn shame it suffered such a massive playerbase drop a month after it came out.

George
Guest
George

This was a good episode, fun intro. Heavy discussion at the end. It is quite odd to me when people say that a suicidal person is weak for summating suicide. We don’t think of Cancer in those terms. Or even thinking about life and death in terms of a battle that you “win” is a misnomer. The notion that “grandma finally succumbed to her battle with cancer” makes no sense, since there is no escape from death no matter what you do or how hard you fight. I think western based cultures have lost their ability to deal with death… Read more »

ATBro
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ATBro

You guys HAVE to get a grip on the lag situation. It’s just getting worse and everyone is talking over each other almost constantly. This is getting to be unlistenable.

Darkseid 200
Member
Darkseid 200

Half the fun of these podcasts is wondering how the title is going to figure in it. It’s a thing of true beauty.

Terry Osaurusies XI
Guest
Terry Osaurusies XI

Surprised you didn’t mention Chester’s close connection to Chris Cornell who also passed from suicide previously and who’s funeral he sang at. It appears the two were supporting of each other with their issues in that Chris’s passing greatly affected him. I don’t want to ramble on with the details, but I think the situation is rather heartbreaking and both were a positive influence through my earlier years of music. The thing with depression is it often feels like it never truly leaves, a bit like any addiction. Moments of happiness always feel momentarily fleeting before the inevitable sinking into… Read more »

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I’ve decided, apropos of nothing, that I will complain about Fortnite here:
Epic is a shit company falsely advertising a fee-to-pay game as a free download on PSN. That is all.

Thanks for humoring me!