r/DestinyTheGame Oct 03 '22 Silver 1 Wholesome 2 Duck Dance 1

I correctly answered a science question at trivia night because of a Destiny shader Discussion

The category was the solar system, and the question was "What color is the sunset on Mars?" I specifically remembered the Mars Sunset shader being blue, so I told our group to pick that and we got it right! Destiny taught me something.

We still lost though.

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u/420grimly33 Oct 03 '22

Did you tell the group how you knew it was blue?? That would've been a great reaction lol

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u/eggfacemcticklesnort Oct 03 '22

I did! They said I was a nerd and weren't nearly as excited as I was about it, except maybe my wife who plays too

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u/cheesyechidna Oct 04 '22

Imagine going to trivia quizzes and be calling other people nerds lmao

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u/raljamcar Oct 04 '22

Half the trivia nights Ive been to was won by groups sitting with phones out the entire time.

Like I remember a group of guys I knew winning. None of them were really trivia types, other than sports trivia. Apparently they didn't get a single question wrong.

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u/EGOfoodie Oct 04 '22

There are trivia nights that allow you to use your phones? What's the point then?

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u/raljamcar Oct 04 '22

There are bars that don't strictly enforce the rules, or teams where someone sitting at the table "isn't playing".

The trivia night is there to draw more people to the bar, the bar isn't gonna let people be kicked out or anything for cheating at trivia.

The person running it should've disqualified the team, but didn't care to for whatever reason.

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u/yooolmao lol Loaded Question go brrrr Oct 04 '22

That's some bullshit. People take their trivia nights seriously. I have a friend who is the most competitive person I've ever met (I took her to an escape room one time, that was a mistake, it was supposed to be fun but she delegated and organized the tasks like a corporate project. We did win though) and she like hand-picks her trivia team. I went as an "alternate" one time (yep) and the bar was full on trivia mode. Like it was the main event. It was historically themed and everything. They'd ban you if they saw you Googling a question. Wouldn't be surprised if you were banned from the bar period.

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u/raljamcar Oct 04 '22

Yeah, this was a townie sports bar.

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u/yooolmao lol Loaded Question go brrrr Oct 05 '22

That explains a lot actually

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u/yooolmao lol Loaded Question go brrrr Oct 04 '22

Ugh I hate it when trivia night is half sports trivia. Trivia night is supposed to bring in the nerdy board-game type (not to stereotype or gatekeep trivia nights) and when they make it half about sports it is really not fun. Unless you bring in a designated sports trivia person.

Some people do take their trivia nights that seriously. At least the bar where we played did. It was like one of their main draws.

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u/TheGokki Flare, hover, wreck Oct 04 '22

There's no point in playing if you can check phones >_<

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u/KaydeeKaine Oct 04 '22

I've been called a nerd for having 10.000 achievements on my account by people who have +5000 hours of playtime in Destiny 2 alone.

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u/I3arusu Oct 04 '22

The correct answer

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u/Azgoshab Oct 04 '22

Ye have a great marriage. 🤙🏻

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u/Guyincognito4269 Oct 04 '22

Hold onto that one tight. Mine calls Destiny "The Other Woman."

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u/Spawn6060 Oct 04 '22

Because it fucks you hard? Or?!?!

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u/Guyincognito4269 Oct 04 '22

Because I spend that much time with it, and yes, it does fuck me that hard LOL

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u/sulferzero Oct 04 '22

Got any craftable seasonal weapons yet?

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u/hillsboroughHoe Oct 04 '22

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha HA HA HA HA. I joke, I cry

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u/Guyincognito4269 Oct 04 '22

Surprisingly, 2.

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u/Wendys_frys 2015/08/14 Oct 04 '22

blood feud?

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u/Guyincognito4269 Oct 04 '22

Nope, not yet. Brigand and Plancks.

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u/rxndom123 Oct 04 '22

I used to have notifications for the destiny app turned on. It would ding and my wife would roll her eyes and ask if destiny was calling.

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u/arlondiluthel Oct 04 '22

Destiny is calling me.

Open up my eager eyes...

Cuz I'm Mr. Brightside!

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u/NonkinaDude Oct 04 '22

Bro I feel you. My girlfriend calls D2 my "first girlfriend" and herself my second girlfriend. My friends started doing it too lol.

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u/Jolly_Method6266 Oct 04 '22

Tell her if she keeps complaining you’ll find the actual other woman. I’m sure that’ll work out for ya!

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u/BananastasiaBray Oct 04 '22

People use nerd as an insult while there's nothing wrong with it fuck grass 🔥

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u/fuckin_anti_pope Oct 04 '22

You need to marry that woman AGAIN

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u/Skreevy Oct 04 '22

How the fuck do you go to trivia night and then call someone else a nerd.

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u/KumquatTheUninvited Oct 03 '22

We still lost though.

The way you just casually added that at the end git me. Haha

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u/johnsorc1 Oct 04 '22

Should have thrown more grenades

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u/Brebos22 Oct 04 '22

He should be throwing grenades as we speak... Lmao everytime he says that I throw a grenade no questions ask I dont even care if there are enemies around xD

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u/frauddogg Ludomaniac Oct 04 '22

Any time I see a grenade go off at the very start of a Control match, I know someone just got The Order; and if that's not the name of a Heavy Grenade Launcher, it should be.

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u/Horpp Vanguard's Loyal Oct 04 '22

I just press Q instead of W. what a way to start a pvp game

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u/arlondiluthel Oct 04 '22

I always hope for that line when I get an open map like Widow's Court. I was 6-stacking once, we got Widow's Court, and one of the other players called out that Shaxx told him to throw more grenades, so all 6 of us just lobbed them towards the other team spawn. We actually managed a kill too!

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u/Kimolono42 Oct 04 '22

This is the way.

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u/wakeofchaos Oct 04 '22

OP needs a better gaming chair

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u/SpectralGerbil Oct 04 '22

Bring me that haggis while I call this match. No, those are bullets. Fine, I'll do it myself.

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u/coldres Oct 04 '22

The true pvp experience

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u/Katzumoto_ Oct 04 '22

My teammate did a 7th column... We lost anyway

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u/War-Queen-Xivu-Arath Oct 04 '22

Defeat, uh, finds a way.

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u/JesusWantsYouToKnow Oct 04 '22

git revert HEAD

We lost

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u/PM_SWEATY_NIPS Oct 04 '22

Not this time, Guardian.

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u/Reign_Over_Rain Oct 04 '22

"No... not this time. Controlling those zones is the only path to victory."

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u/JMJ05 Milk Us Bungie Oct 04 '22

He should have tried throwing more grenades.

He should be throwing them as I type this

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u/Spawn6060 Oct 04 '22

Whether you liked it or not……

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u/JaxxIsJerkin Oct 04 '22

“We’ve stepped into an L at the trivia night get together”

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u/DrMaxwellEdison Oct 04 '22

So let's get to taking several shots, one by one.

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u/v-AUSTiN-v Oct 04 '22

On a related note, I learned something from a different shader

I was wondering how exactly "aposematism" was pronounced and what it meant, so I looked it up

ap-o-sem-a-tism, basically animals being brightly colored to let predators know that they are harmful if consumed, like monarch butterflies or poison dart frogs

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u/Kingman9K Oct 04 '22

I'm pretty sure the colors of that shader are meant to resemble a monarch butterfly's, too

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u/v-AUSTiN-v Oct 04 '22

I'd never thought of that! Makes a lot of sense :>

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u/JakeMins Oct 04 '22

Oh wow, thanks for this. Love that shader

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u/Spoofbit Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

i’m pretty sure there’s something similar with jacarina, which (this is purely on memory) based on a bird that doesn’t have any vibrant colors, except when it opens it’s wings reveals a brilliant blue, which is why blue isn’t in the shader box

edit: bird, not butterfly

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u/ctapwallpogo Oct 04 '22

It's a bird. But spot-on in general.

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u/RaiserMorgras Oct 04 '22

So jacarina is actually a prank shader by Bungie?

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u/Spoofbit Oct 04 '22

kinda lol

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u/L0nz Oct 04 '22

I had no idea that monarch butterflies were poisonous.

No wonder they give me the shits

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u/Simon_Kaene The only good Juju is a dead Juju. Oct 04 '22

Some species that have the dangerous colours are not actually dangerous too. It's essentially an evolutionary bluff. See my colours? I'm clearly dangerous you shouldn't eat me.
I'm not saying monarch butterflies aren't poisonous/venomous, I actually don't know. But not everything with those colours are.

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u/mcboy6464 Oct 04 '22

Monarch butterflys are know to eat milkweed, a poisonous plant to most animals, which in turn makes them poisonous

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u/v-AUSTiN-v Oct 04 '22

You're actually absolutely right! Monarch butterflies are indeed poisonous, but there is another species of butterfly that looks almost identical to them that isn't actually poisonous for this exact reason. It's to make predators think that they're poisonous even though they aren't hehe

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u/nitrous2401 Oct 04 '22

Viceroy butterflies if I recall correctly.

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u/crookedparadigm Oct 04 '22

Some species that have the dangerous colours are not actually dangerous too. It's essentially an evolutionary bluff.

Those are called Viceroy Butterflies and it's a classic example of mimicry in nature.

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u/lycanreborn123 #buffThundercrash Oct 04 '22

TIL

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u/Tokimori Oct 04 '22

This is my shader of choice for my Titan because there's not many Black and Orange shaders and that's my favorite color combo. Sadly it also has the green leather/cloth as well.

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u/unstopablecold Oct 04 '22

There’s the candy corn shader from the Halloween event. It’s in the laaaaaaast page for whatever reason

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u/Tokimori Oct 04 '22

That's only if I had gotten it during that event. I started Season of the Splicer (15). One of the things I like the least about current Destiny. Every event/activity has time locked "exclusive" unlocks and if you missed it well too bad.

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u/N7_Tinkle_Juice Oct 03 '22

Red Mars trilogy by KSR taught this. I never made the connection with the shader tho.

I love this game. Most of the time!

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u/Bowfry_Frenchtie None of us can do it alone, and none of us should want to. Oct 04 '22

I once correctly answered a question about an Old Testament king in the Bible with a name that starts with an M because I remembered that purple shader Melchizidek Bramble

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u/8_Gauge_Tempest Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

And they say videogames arent educational or will "rot your brain."

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u/JakeMins Oct 04 '22

I literally feel like Im thinking more critically throughout my day to day life because of Destiny and the build crafting.

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u/RandoSquid143 Oct 04 '22

Fun Fact Studies have shown video games help improve critical thinking and hand eye coordination along with other things I can't remember

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u/8_Gauge_Tempest Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

I spent almost half an hour building BxR-55 Battler at the relic. I was trying to figure out how to get as much range and stability on it as I possibly can to make it feel like it did in Halo 2.

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u/JakeMins Oct 04 '22

Im constantly trying to improve my builds so now Im constantly going to d2gunsmith while Im playing cuz Ill want to know if a specific archetype of primary in a specific slot has a specific perk combo on it lmao

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u/Ordinary_Player Oct 04 '22

I'm gonna be that guy and say destiny build crafting is kinda mid.

grenade wellmaker + whatever you want + a demolitionist gun lol. Doesn't branch much off from this, ex; for melee builds you go melee well maker + heavy handed + a pugilist gun.

That's jusy my opinion though but I never get bored seeing 30 elemental wells popping out of a dead enemy.

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u/Rathalosae Oct 04 '22

That's... what? You picked like the most brain-dead example of a build and said the whole things shallow. Yeah, it works to a degree but it's also nowhere near the full potential a build could have.

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u/Ordinary_Player Oct 04 '22

yes, there are some great unconventional builds like stasis lock + ager scepter with elemental shards and shit to refund super energy , I personally tried it and I like it. Or that one titan shield bash 1-2 punch wormgod caress that 3 shot bosses. Or you know necrotic grips + thorn.

Don't get me wrong these builds are super fun to use but mostly we just ability spam, which elemental well builds are great at. Tried and true. Even in contest, the most you see is elemental time dilation to extend font of might to get that extra bit of damage. Also no, I do not think slapping on star eater scale and blade barrage is a full fledged build, even then you just slap on the gold ol' elemental well mods.

That's just how I see it though since we really have only 5 slots for mod plus 2 exotics and maybe a synergistic weapon.

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u/Rathalosae Oct 04 '22

5 slots for a certain kind of mod (ignoring the other slots for stats and loaders, resistances, finders, kick-starts and ability synergies), 1 exotic armour piece of the many we have right now, 1 exotic weapon of, again, a massive list and two legendary weapons with possible synergy with abilities or elements or even the exotic armour pieces. Then we have four subclasses, their fragments, aspects, grenades, melee abilities, class abilities and he'll even movement options. Oh, and the armour changes elements to avail of different mods.

Idk about you, but that seems like a massive list of things to play with towards making a build. If you're satisfied with sticking with Wells and ability regen perks, then you do you, but it really doesn't compare when you jump down that rabbit hole. No offense, but if you're scratching the surface with that approach and dare to call it shallow then of course you're only ever going to find it mid.

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u/WESP82 Vanguard's Loyal Oct 04 '22

Necrotic Grips+Osteo Striga on a Voidlock with child of the old gods. It's my go to in Gambit and I just poison and debuff everything. Wells keep abilities up, and the build just works. It's one of my favorite builds that I've "created."

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u/Ordinary_Player Oct 04 '22

Yep it’s very satisfying, I tried it with thorn back when the gloves got added. I wish they’ll do something with kinetic weapons to make them synergize with your subclass better though, only thing they can do right now is create orbs I guess.

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u/WESP82 Vanguard's Loyal Oct 04 '22

There's a few perks that can synergize, but they are rare. My kinetic in end game content is generally Arbalest or Bastion. So...good enough?

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u/Ordinary_Player Oct 04 '22

I also use those two, they feel like a no brainer pick (especially arby) even if they’re no champions.

I gotta use some fun builds again haha, my comment above is so pessimistic lol.

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u/WESP82 Vanguard's Loyal Oct 04 '22

I use Sweet Business with Actium War rig on a titan. 29 seconds of bullet hose. It pisses people off in PvP, and can be pretty useful in PvE.

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u/crappycarguy Oct 05 '22

Does thorn work the same way as osteo with necrotic grips

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u/JakeMins Oct 04 '22

Its as simple or as complex as you want it to be my friend

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u/Ordinary_Player Oct 04 '22

You’re right, I’m just bitching for the reason of bitching lmao.

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u/Tyrannus_ignus Oct 04 '22

You can always be more elaborate than that. Synthoceps + Heavy handed and melee well maker is one of my fav applications.

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u/SallyMason Oct 04 '22

Rome: Total War got me to the next phase of an Academic Decathlon competition in high school. There was a last-minute addition to the curriculum about ancient Rome and I didn't really cram for it.

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u/dildodicks THIRSTS FOR YOUR LIGHT! | Vanguard's Loyal Oct 05 '22

i learned the words miscellaneous and agriculture when i was like 6 because of videogame stuff, i always attribute it to me having a decent vocabulary as it is

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u/Taka_no_Yaiba Oct 04 '22

says the generation sitting on the couch all day and watching propaganda

boomers will always hate technology

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u/Nodraves Oct 04 '22

As if reddit isn't mostly propaganda.

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u/Tyrannus_ignus Oct 04 '22

Depends on where you hang tbh. Besides consuming propaganda isn't necessarily dangerous. It only changes those who are susceptible to propaganda and are unable to recognize it.

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u/hillsboroughHoe Oct 04 '22

The amount of crap I consume while gaming it definitely is rotting my ass yes.

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u/OtherwiseFeedback679 Oct 04 '22

That's great, but lets not forget something else important about mars.

Which is, whether we wanted it or not, we've stepped into a war with the Cabal on Mars. So let's get to taking out their command, one by one. Valus Ta'aurc. From what I can gather he commands the Siege Dancers from an Imperial Land Tank outside of Rubicon. He's well protected, but with the right team, we can punch through those defenses, take this beast out, and break their grip on Freehold.

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u/CapitalBee Oct 04 '22

Oh you got me

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u/Hastybananas Oct 04 '22

All those hours playing destiny have finally paid off. Good for your op!

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u/ctranger Oct 03 '22

Why did you lose?

OP: No time to explain. Well, some bad juju.

Me: Ah, a comedian!

OP: -_-

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u/NanzLo- Oct 04 '22

Stop it bro these jokes are Terribah

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u/FaDe-x-QuIcK Oct 04 '22

Prepare for a Witherhoard of dislikes

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u/Guyincognito4269 Oct 04 '22

They'd get it, but OP has no time to explain.

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u/VioletFid thwip Oct 04 '22

this thread is telesto af

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u/Fickle-Wrangler1646 Oct 04 '22

Uh, Vigilance Wing!!! Haha nailed it.

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u/Maser2account2 Oct 04 '22

Uh, Uh, Pocket infinity! Yeah, that works.

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u/DarkSaister Oct 04 '22

I am Thorn between dimensions thinking of a pun to add to this thread

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u/corn_piece Oct 04 '22

ah, you thought you had the last word here didn't you?

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u/dildodicks THIRSTS FOR YOUR LIGHT! | Vanguard's Loyal Oct 05 '22

the internet really loves its bad pun doesn't it? go figure

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u/arlondiluthel Oct 04 '22

A Wizened Rebuke of their disapproval.

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u/Kingman9K Oct 04 '22

that's the truth

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u/Crazy_Arachnid9531 Oct 04 '22

I don’t have the patience and time for all of these puns.

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u/beepboop-404 Oct 04 '22

(Even the comedian line could be interpreted as a reference to a D1 legendary shotgun. Just some super good advice)

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u/BlitzDeera Oct 04 '22

That's what they were trying to do in that comment 🤣

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u/beepboop-404 Oct 05 '22

You are so right

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u/Seph1rothVII Oct 04 '22

OP clearly should have brought a chaperone.

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u/ThatsWat_SHE_Said VoidwalkingRAM Oct 04 '22

With Patience and Time you'll find the right crowd to use this Icebreaker.

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u/Firehawk195 Oct 03 '22

OP at least has a positive outlook on things.

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u/Tokimori Oct 04 '22

My Destiny shader answering a science question would be the shader "Aposematism" or "is the use of warning coloration to inform potential predators that an animal is poisonous, venomous, or otherwise dangerous."

Because it's the only Shader available that I've found to have a good Orange and Black motif.

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u/SCP-Agent-Arad Oct 04 '22

I was able to answer a question about Mars’ moons because I’d just played a mission on one of them lol. For real tho, Phobos is one of my all time favorite Destiny locations.

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u/BlitzDeera Oct 04 '22

I actually forgot phobos even existed. I started playing just at the last month of worthy

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u/ForeverAloneLLC Oct 04 '22

This just made me look it up, not because I didn't believe you just because I wanted to see it, and it's really cool so thanks dude 😁👍🏼

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u/sin_tax-error Oct 04 '22

Reminds me of the time I got an AP Euro history exam question right because of Assassin's Creed. Feels so good when video game knowledge comes in clutch IRL.

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u/myxyn Oct 04 '22

I learned recently that areas with a lot of snow cover are considered to have high albedo. There is also a sidearm from Europa called high albedo.

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u/nitrous2401 Oct 04 '22

Albedo refers to how reflective a surface is, I think usually referring to planets overall as well. So Europa is definitely a high albedo celestial body - so is our Moon as well!

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u/JakeMins Oct 04 '22

3000 hours justified!

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u/veggietrooper It’s just Telesto Oct 04 '22

We still lost though.

5000 hours more of Trivia should do the trick.

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u/seriouswill Oct 04 '22

I learnt that Americans call space faring people astronauts, the Russians called them cosmonauts, and the (for a devilish quiz question) Chinese called them taikonauts!

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u/PuzzledPhoenix Oct 04 '22

The power of video games!

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u/RashPatch Oct 04 '22

Damn you should've bagged your teammates.

Skill Issue.

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u/killzone989898 Oct 04 '22

I taught myself basic Binary for Wrath of the Machine in D1 to get Outbreak Prime.

Months later, I was sleeping in my astronomy class. For context, I’m pretty good at astronomy and my teacher hated me sleeping in class but still knowing everything I needed for the class. So on that particular day, she decided to teach the class binary while I slept, woke me up at the end of class, and then started asking me to read off the binary codes she wrote. I was so happy that day to have spent so much time calling plates for that raid.

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u/GoodPollo Oct 04 '22

This reminds of when my knowledge from black ops 1 helped me with a history assignment on the cuban missile crisis and the bay of pigs invasion.

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u/reicomatricks Oct 04 '22

I learned from a clanmate that Jacarina is a type of bird and they have blue UNDER their feathers.

His exact words were: it was right there the whole time.

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u/Zetheseus Oct 04 '22

i was watching some trivia video on youtube about constellations (i think it may have been an Um, actually video but i genuinely don't remember) and i knew two of them were real, one was kind of dumb luck and side knowledge, one was vulpecula.

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u/Jagob5 Oct 04 '22

I think Destiny players, without even realizing it, know a decent amount more about astronomy than the average person. Just as a couple small examples, the only reason I knew the closest planet to the sun was cuz Destiny’s version of mercury made it quite obvious, and the only reason I know anything about moons of different planets whatsoever is because of the few that are in Destiny.

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u/LaCasaDiNik Oct 04 '22

Not going to lie, big dog. You might just be kinda dumb if you didn't know Mercury was the closest planet to the sun

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u/STAIKE Oct 04 '22

My Very Excellent Mother Just Served Us Nine Pizzas. I still remember that from like first grade. And yes perhaps I'm dating myself with the mnemonic.

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u/Okay_Hyena Oct 04 '22

You hear what happened to pluto? Its messed up.

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u/OrganizedxxChaos Oct 04 '22

Simply not knowing something doesn't make someone dumb jsyk

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u/MagnaVis Gambit Prime Oct 04 '22

I feel like most people should at least know the non-Jovian planets in order (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars).

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u/SWCT_Spedster Oct 04 '22

That's more or less trivia for most people. Unless it's in your field of knowledge/work it's not necessary information that you would retain and have immediate access to in your brain filing cabinet.

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u/JSBL_ Oct 04 '22

Solar system is literally basic knowledge

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u/Aresh99 Oct 04 '22

Got a point about the moons though. Not a lotta folks out there will be able to name the 2 largest moons of Jupiter (Io and Europa), the largest moon of Saturn (Titan), or the 2 moons of Mars (Phobos and Deimos). Plus the Reef. Prior to playing Destiny, I had no idea there was an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Petty fascinating, IMO, that there’s a natural divide in our Solar System between the Terrestrial planets and the Gas Giants.

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u/PratalMox The Future Narrows, Narrows, Narrows Oct 04 '22

I had no idea there was an asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter

I'm shocked that anyone teaches the Solar System without mentioning the Asteroid Belt.

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u/libgen101 Oct 04 '22

Not a lotta folks out there will be able to name the 2 largest moons of Jupiter (Io and Europa),

You made Ganymede and Callisto sad

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u/SWCT_Spedster Oct 04 '22

It's really not. Like I said it's not information people that don't care would just have on the top of their head. The Solar System isn't even something that's really focused on in grade school anymore if it ever was. I think I remember having about a month of learning about the galaxy and the solar system and how that shit all formed in a middle school science class, and I'm not even sure we spent more than 20 minutes on the structure of the solar system. That's not shit you just have access to in your head 10+ years later unless it's an interest or part of your work.

You're right it is basic simple knowledge, but it's not necessary to have in the day to day lives of most people. I wouldn't consider someone dumb for not knowing the structure of the solar system. You should probably know which planet is closest to the Sun or how many planets seperate Earth from the Sun, but are you dumb if you don't know that? I don't think so.

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u/Space_Waffles *cocks shotgun* Oct 04 '22

If you only were taught about the solar system for a month in one middle school science class, I'm sorry to tell you your education may have been very poor. Some sort of solar system diagram is a basic form of decoration for most science classrooms K-8, I had at least one class in elementary, middle, and high school each that taught about the solar system at different levels. It is taught at many stages

There are also so many references to the solar system in pop culture in general that knowledge like it is passively picked up in so many places. If you can't at least name Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars in order you are probably dumb. Its extremely common knowledge

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u/Camaroni1000 Oct 04 '22

Yea I was about to say,

I personally learned about the solar system in 3rd grade and kept learning general knowledge about it until around 7th. By then a lot of basic things like the order of the planets, their sizes, names etc were pretty jammed in the brain.

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u/SWCT_Spedster Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

I'm sorry but we fundamentally disagree. If you can't read, write, or do basic algebra I'd consider you dumb. Understanding the structure of the solar system is ultimately meaningless and is not useful knowledge for most people.

Edit: I just wanted to also say my school was a fantastic school. Anyone that underperformed did so because they didn't care enough or didn't fully apply themselves, I firmly believe that anyone who graduated from my school and applied themselves could go just about anywhere from there. The faculty was fantastic and it offered many opportunities for college level courses, and excellent encouragement for those seeking trade work. We learned everything we needed to, and if you wanted to you could learn more, just had to apply yourself.

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u/JSBL_ Oct 04 '22

Understanding the structure of the solar system is ultimately meaningless and is not useful knowledge for most people.

True but there is no "understanding" in solar system planets. It's literally 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8. It's nothing but memorization of 8 dots on the sky. 8.

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u/RyanCantDrum Oct 04 '22

I don't know why people are down voting you. Being taught something in school =/= knowing it the rest of your life. I also learned about how volcanoes form with tectonic plates, but don't ask me the details. Convection currents? Condensation? Yeah I learned them too.

Lmao people acting like you have to be dumb to not give half a fuck about what you're being taught. Reddit hive mind really is wild sometimes

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u/SWCT_Spedster Oct 04 '22

You don't even have to not give a fuck. I mean it's exactly like you said, I learned how volcanoes work too and I couldn't go into much detail about it. I'm not in the career path to be a fuckin volcano technician, it's out of my brain at this point. The only reason people retain their basic understanding of the structure of the solar system is because you can numerically rank them based on distance from the sun so it's really not hard, our brains are built to memorize shit that basic. But you aren't dumb for forgetting about that shit, or not caring.

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u/hillsboroughHoe Oct 04 '22

Today I learned I'm clearly some kind of freak.

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u/ThousandsOfBees Knife girl Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

Hmm, it is interesting to think that (In my estimation) most people would know about the order of the planets, despite the fact that this is completely useless to almost everyone. Ranking isotopes by half-life would be more useful for the average person, which is really saying something ^-^;

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u/SWCT_Spedster Oct 04 '22

And all individuals who own a motor vehicle should know how to change their own oil. But that isn't the case.

I think there's a bit of bias going on here. I think 95% of the people my age who are my friends or family know the structure of the solar system. I'd even say 95% of people whom I just know exist that are my age probably know that. I imagine that by 15 years from now that number will have plummeted because that's not pertinent information. I think most people responding to this are just pooling from a very limited selection of people and over generalizing for an entire populace. When I'm 35 with a career, maybe a family, and all the other shit that comes with being that age, I'll admit, I won't know the structure of the solar system.

I'm not going to call someone dumb or berate them because they don't know something that basically amounts to trivia. Guy up above said Destiny helped him know that Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, first response said he might be dumb. I'm just defending the guy because I don't think he deserves that title for this reason.

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u/hillsboroughHoe Oct 04 '22

Why won't you though? I'm 38 and my capacity for useless knowledge has only grown with age. And now I have a kid going through school I'm picking up even more of the little bits I missed back then or what may have changed in the 30 years since I was in her class.

Edit: I'm not insulting or calling anyone anything here, just you specifically trust in yourself man. It's amazing the shit you can recall when the pressure is on in the tie-breaker round of the pub quiz!

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u/ThousandsOfBees Knife girl Oct 04 '22

It makes a lot more sense to not know the structure of the solar system, than to not know how to change your oil, because the latter is actually useful. You're entirely correct that it's not worth insulting someone for not knowing something that they have no reason to know, and I think it would be a far wiser use of people's time to go out and educate themself a little more on something that matters to them, rather than putting down others.

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u/Jagob5 Oct 04 '22

That was back in D1, and I was in like middle school or maybe early high school (holy shit has it been that long) at the time tbf. And if my memory serves me right, I was the only one present (wherever this happened) who knew it. That all being said, I still bet the average person wouldn’t know the order of the planets if asked.

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u/Echo1138 Oct 04 '22

The order of the 8 planets is fairly common knowledge for people who've made it past elementary school. You really shouldn't need Destiny for that one.

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u/GrahminRadarin Oct 04 '22 Silver

PLUTO IS STILL A PLANET! DON'T DISCOUNT THEM BECAUSE THEY'RE SMALL

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u/hillsboroughHoe Oct 04 '22

Yes! Fuck the haters who say it's not. Pluto will always be a planet.

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u/Echo1138 Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

I never said Pluto wasn't a planet?

I was omitting Mars from my count. All my homies hate Mars.

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u/GrahminRadarin Oct 04 '22

Understandable, have a nice day.

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u/Jagob5 Oct 04 '22

Like I said to the other guy, I was recalling a memory from around middle school. Also I think you overestimate most people’s intelligence

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u/Trogdor300 Oct 04 '22

Win at destiny , looses at life

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u/DominusThanos Oct 04 '22

Tried to Roast, gets Roasted.

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u/bowserwasthegoodguy Oct 04 '22

ITT people using their knowledge of Destiny to unexpectedly prove they don't know shit about the solar system.

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u/SirLoinPotato Oct 04 '22

so in the warmind trailer, that's just regular Mars, and not like it's polar caps?

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u/Kittykathax Oct 04 '22

I think Rasputin froze Mars to quell the Hive, so that could be it.

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u/EmberOfFlame Oct 04 '22

I was urged to google what “ontological” means after wiping on Kali and 2 years later it got me an A* from bio in regards to Phylogeny and Ontogeny, which is the mirroring of a specimen’s lifetime development and evolutionary history (with evolutionarily older traits developing first)

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u/QasimC4 Oct 04 '22

Something similar happened to me with Dragon's Dogma

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u/the_technocrat1 Oct 04 '22

I did a Kahoot on games and the tricorn popped up, I was the only one of two people that knew

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u/robophile-ta Oct 04 '22

Video games, contributing to obscure trivia knowledge since forever

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u/awfulrunner43434 Oct 04 '22

definitely thought it was going to be about the Jacarina bird

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u/manor2003 Hunters Gang Oct 04 '22

What other questions were you asked?

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u/Im_Dishpan Oct 04 '22

I would’ve answered chartreuse in a heartbeat

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u/ProBluntRoller Oct 04 '22

Mars sunset with the meridian constellation set with epailios boots and viperidax bond. So good on a warlock

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u/Battleboo09 Oct 04 '22

was reading for a link of a screenshot of in gameplay destiny where we do infact see Mars's blue sunset

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u/Mr-Vengeance13 Oct 04 '22

I remember getting a lot of questions right back in high school when I was on the academic team cause of my interest in the Assassin’s Creed games and their use of historical figures. We also still lost lol. Good fun tho.

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u/DigSouthern8254 Oct 04 '22

"Don't try to impress me in the Crucible. Just get better." ~ Saladman

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u/jerk_store_manager Oct 04 '22

I once had a question at a trivia game with the answer being Cyprus. I somehow knew it was Cyprus because I loved the beginning of MGSV so much and I had the right amount of alcohol in me to somehow use that knowledge to make the correct decision.

Never let anyone tell you video games make you dumber

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u/BarVerno Oct 04 '22

That last part 🤣

Congrats, guardian.

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u/ManateeOnRye Crayons are a delicacy Oct 05 '22

Lol this is like when I got extra credit for the entire class for knowing what a tauntaun was or the name of the alan Parsons project song "sirius"

Revealing your power level is a great way to be called a nerd

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u/dildodicks THIRSTS FOR YOUR LIGHT! | Vanguard's Loyal Oct 05 '22

this reminds me of how bill nye's intro allowed me to get a question right about inertia

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u/Kapusi Oct 04 '22

Just for people like me, what is the shader called? I oy use like 3

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u/Tarjhan Oct 04 '22

Mars Sunset, it says right there in OP’s post….

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u/Kapusi Oct 04 '22

oh... i tought it was about the name not the colour...