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  1. Ubik

    Do you do any drugs?

    Estrogen and progesterone are the best drugs I've ever taken. Also, I make beer for a living if alcohol counts.
  2. Re-re-re-re-replaying System Shock 2, after the System Shock remake whetted my appetite for it. The remake was good, but it made it even more obvious that System Shock 1 walked so that System Shock 2 could run.
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    Post a picture of yourself!

    Still working in the beer mines.
  4. In the last few years, I've gone from plonking around in DAWs to falling down the modular synthesis rabbit hole. I've streamed with Earth Modular Society a few times, and even got to perform live at my local synthesizer shop Patchwerks recently :D I'm of course still releasing music at https://rocketmermaid.bandcamp.com .
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    Which game's soundtrack is your favorite?

    In no order: Cave Story Undertale DOOM 2016 Final Fantasy 6 Megaman 3 The Guardian Legend Katamari Damacy Super Metroid Terranigma Starsky & Hutch (and anything else produced by Tim Follin, really) Shovel Knight (and anything else produced by Jake Kaufman, naturally) Almost anything from the Konami NES era - Contra, Castlevania, etc.
  6. Psst, off-topic, but I'm glad you still exist and are still active!
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    The Top 100 Memorable Doom Maps of All Time

    I fully agree with this. As much as I enjoyed MM1 and MM2, I don't remember any single map from either one of them standing out much. As megawads, they're especially significant, but no individual map seems to have had the effect or impact of the ones on the list here.
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    Working Out thread

    Also, switching from a testosterone-based metabolism to an estrogen-based metabolism means that it's harder to build or hang onto muscle in general, but thankfully my frame, my profession and my body's general behavior has mitigated 90% of that.
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    Working Out thread

    I hate that working in a brewery negates some of the results that all the physical labor entails, for obvious reasons. :v
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    The Top 100 Memorable Doom Maps of All Time

    Excellent list, and contains a whole bunch of the maps that stick out most in my memory. Personally, of Sunder I remember Hive Mother much more because of its persistent beehive hexagon structure and theme, but Pale Monument was also an excellent choice. In any case, I have a bunch more PWADs I need to catch up on now!
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    Doom's 25th Birthday - What will you be doing?

    I'm working as usual (beer never sleeps), but maybe I'll do the mandatory E1 playthrough I do every once in a while. I'm about due.
  12. I am 100% a lore nerd, but I have an immense respect for the way Doom2016 did things: Provide the lore without chaining your gameplay to it. Make it so that you can explore it between ripping and tearing, or do the ripping and tearing alone and ignore the lore completely. When the opportunity to let the player tailor the gameplay to their preference arises, I always say take it, and Doom2016 not only did that perfectly but lampshaded it wonderfully by refusing to take it too seriously and making Doomguy himself not give a damn. So in Doom:Eternal, give me all the lore I can take, but let me take it in on my own terms between ripping and tearing.
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    Doom Eternal Pred-shoulder Cannon

    Some sort of stunning or blinding gadget like the alt-fire of D2016' Plasma Rifle would be a good use for it, I think. Also, on higher levels/endgame, a health sapping weapon would be nifty. Or a cutting laser that could aim with your line of sight that would do low-level continuous damage. There are lots of possibilities for it!
  14. My roommate ran a high-level one-shot recently that ended with our whole party of druids wrecking the shit out of a dragon that happened to also be a forest that spanned the entire world. As it spat us out of its mouth while bleeding out of every tree in its forest, our spore druid kept chanting "SLIMY DOOM! SLIMY DOOM!" over and over, as that spell combined with dazzling/stunning moves turned out to be astonishingly deadly. Things ended in a good way, but now we love to chant "SLIMY DOOM! SLIMY DOOM" at each other once in a while for no reason. Before that, I played a half-orc monk in a Pathfinder game and rolled a Nat1 when trying to attack a boss mob, which ended up with me winding myself on a table. So our spellcaster created an illusion of me being threatening and intimidating... while still being winded by a table. It was just embarrassing and hilarious.
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    The story behind your custom avatar

    It turns out my ancient low-res Aeon Flux avatar looks like it was rendered by a potato on the current version of the forums, so I went with a cute fanart of Jasper from Steven Universe since I have a heavy affinity for her.