Jim & Yahtzee's Rhymedown Spectacular: Lament of a Murderer

Lament of a Murderer

Put on your poetry hats and join two of the greatest wordsmiths of our generation as they fill your ears with verse.

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I always find it weird the things that are off-limits in games. Especially our own self-imposed morals. Good one, Jim.

An Yahtzee's was...A long way to go for that punchline. XD

Wait... is it already Wednesday?
This was interesting and fun as always. And I have to say, Jim's poem put a big grin on my face throughout. Nice works fellas! :)

Huh. Audio plays but no video. Odd, very odd. Otherwise nice stuff as always fellas.

Thank you Jim, That made my week.

;D Still a little tired from the Expo, Yahtzee?

I too find it harder to kill animals (domesticated one at least) than to kill people in games, Jim. Even if they are sent to kill me. I mean, it's not like they really chose to try and kill me.

Don't like to attack people who don't attack me first though. Most of the time at least.

I'm not entirely sure what Yahtzee's poem was about this week. However good one Jim, morals in video games can be pretty messed up, that's for sure.

How much longer before I can purchase these poems in a bound book? Seriously, if you did that I would buy it. Maybe Cory could contribute some illustrations.

canadamus_prime:
I'm not entirely sure what Yahtzee's poem was about this week. However good one Jim, morals in video games can be pretty messed up, that's for sure.

Apparently he got asked "where do you get your ideas from" a lot at the expo. XD

JarinArenos:

canadamus_prime:
I'm not entirely sure what Yahtzee's poem was about this week. However good one Jim, morals in video games can be pretty messed up, that's for sure.

Apparently he got asked "where do you get your ideas from" a lot at the expo. XD

Oh. I wasn't at the Expo, I couldn't make it.

and ... Jim is teh winnar this week, with a much better poem, as a don't really know what Yahtzee was on about o.0

I would love if Yahtzee had stood up and given that exact response at a Q&A.

The old Lara Croft may have been a cold-blooded murderer, but at least she didn't go, "On no, poor dinosaur, it was either you or me."

but yeah, it's funny the things you feel bad about in games

I had to pause and laugh for a second when I finally caught onto what Yahtzee's poem was about. And why was this released on a Tuesday?

One of the best rhymedowns yet, imo. Well done to the both of them.

I once worried about the day that I would relate to and fully understand one of Jim's poems, but I don't feel like I need to talk to a specialist this time. Probably a reason I never go after the wild life that doesn't come after me in Skyrim, apart from it being dull sport when there are dragons to play with.

Come to think about it... i don't remember ever shooting a pidgeon in Liberty City, during normal gameplay.
I've also picked Animal Friend perk in New Vegas as soon as it was possible(though it was semi-because i was tired of being nagged by every living creature, while wandering around the wastes).

Games like Fallout and Fallout 2 are great when a player can finish most of the game without actually killing people: don't take team members with you and use punches etc. to blind, cripple or knock out your opponents without killing them. I'd like to see a shooter where enemies just give up if shot to the arm, etc.

I think Yahtzee just has some wheels marked with "affliction" "situation" "activity" "animal" "cusword" "dick analogy" and "ethnicity" that he spins blindfolded every time he discovers a fault with a game. That or he uses manatees like Family Guy.

I never gave a shit about chickens, but dogs always got the sleeping darts.

Both good poems this week. Cheers, gentlemen.

(Wondering if anyone who got in line to ask a question at the Expo is feeling sheepish right now...?)

OlasDAlmighty:
How much longer before I can purchase these poems in a bound book? Seriously, if you did that I would buy it. Maybe Cory could contribute some illustrations.

Ditto! I would be all over that!

make it happen escapist. MAKE IT HAPPEN!

OT: It may be because I just woke up but I really couldn't decipher what yahtzee's poem was about. I will have to watch it again later to figure that out, but Bravo jim! That was a good one.

Desert Punk:

OlasDAlmighty:
How much longer before I can purchase these poems in a bound book? Seriously, if you did that I would buy it. Maybe Cory could contribute some illustrations.

Ditto! I would be all over that!

make it happen escapist. MAKE IT HAPPEN!

OT: It may be because I just woke up but I really couldn't decipher what yahtzee's poem was about. I will have to watch it again later to figure that out, but Bravo jim! That was a good one.

It is a little hard to follow. He's lamenting the fact that at Q&As people are asking him stupid questions like "where do you get your ideas" as if they expect there to be some amazing secret behind it.

JCAll:
I would love if Yahtzee had stood up and given that exact response at a Q&A.

would have been epic!
awesome job this week both were great

Well done, both of you! It felt like you guys switched poems, because Yahtzee's was hilariously wacky and bonkers, while Jim told us a tale with poignancy and wit. Isn't it a symptom of being a sociopath that you care more about animals than humans?

Imp Emissary:
;D Still a little tired from the Expo, Yahtzee?

I too find it harder to kill animals (domesticated one at least) than to kill people in games, Jim. Even if they are sent to kill me. I mean, it's not like they really chose to try and kill me.

Don't like to attack people who don't attack me first though. Most of the time at least.

I get what you're saying. In Assassin's Creed III I always feel bad having to put down an enemy guard dog, when throwing Bait at them wasn't enough, yet I was totally down with hunting wild animals (prey and predator alike) because I could cut up the bodies for pelts, meat, and other parts to either sell at General Stores or use as Crafting ingredients then sell the finished products. Why? Because Money, Dear Boy! And there were Club challenges based around them and Achievement for it.

Darth_Payn:
Well done, both of you! It felt like you guys switched poems, because Yahtzee's was hilariously wacky and bonkers, while Jim told us a tale with poignancy and wit. Isn't it a symptom of being a sociopath that you care more about animals than humans?

Imp Emissary:
;D Still a little tired from the Expo, Yahtzee?

I too find it harder to kill animals (domesticated one at least) than to kill people in games, Jim. Even if they are sent to kill me. I mean, it's not like they really chose to try and kill me.

Don't like to attack people who don't attack me first though. Most of the time at least.

I get what you're saying. In Assassin's Creed III I always feel bad having to put down an enemy guard dog, when throwing Bait at them wasn't enough, yet I was totally down with hunting wild animals (prey and predator alike) because I could cut up the bodies for pelts, meat, and other parts to either sell at General Stores or use as Crafting ingredients then sell the finished products. Why? Because Money, Dear Boy! And there were Club challenges based around them and Achievement for it.

HA! :) I see what you're saying too.

Though, just because there is incentive put behind doing such things doesn't make them less unpleasant to do.

With hunting, you "needed" to do it. Plus you used what you killed.

When killing domestic animals, or animals that you have no real important reason to kill. It just leaves ya with guilt.
Same with killing people when you don't have to as well.

Though, I'd be lying if I said I never killed anyone in a game for a trophy.

It's kinda funny to listen to Jim's poem, since I've even been called on the "people sure, animals no fucking way" stance that I tend to have. Like if there's a news about a guy that crashed because of ___ I tend to go "stupid prick" or "do you really care?" if it wasn't the guy's fault, but usually if it's animals I go "you BASTARDS!" but only if it's some cruelty stuff, otherwise I pretty much don't care about it.

Not played much assassins creed 3, red dead redemption or far cry three then I take it. If killing random Russians and pedestrians is the normal thing to do In a gaming Universe how do you regard killing 15 deer to fashion them into a hat.

Good show, both of you! I feel like Jim is stepping his poetry game up these days

Whenever I have to kill animals in a game an my pesky morals start acting up, I just think back to Monster Hunter, where all the wildlife are horrible bastards and deserve to be killed and turned into hats.

If it wast for the punchline i would have said this was the first bad one from yathzee, but the end really did save it.

Jim on the other hand has once again suceeded in pointing out the ridiculous aspects of gaming in his poem. i always found it utterly strange how is it ok to kill people, but kiling a dog or a child is autmatically worse than hitler.
Let me kill whoever i want damnit!

Not that he needs anyone to stroke his ego, but I must say that Jim outdid himself this week

Yahztee's poem took a couple tries before I got the joke, though it was thoroughly amusing once I did.

 

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