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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Jimmy on June 20, 2018, 01:39:11 PM »
I played a bit of Bravely Second over the weekend. I finally left Florem to go to Sagitta Village. While in the woods leading to the village Yew reached level 7 as Black Mage, Magnolia reached level 7 as Hawkeye, and Tiz reached level 7 as Bishop. I switched Yew back to Summoner to get that up to level 7, and Magnolia back to Red Mage to get that to level 7 because Revenge. I switched Tiz back to Astrologian to get that up to level 7. I'm going to have him focus on Bishop and Astrologian for the time being as he's my primary healer. At some point I'll move him back to Red Mage because Revenge. Edea is currently a Knight, and once she gets that up to level 7 I'll likely switch her back to Fencer or Hawkeye. I'll eventually need to swap her to Red Mage to get Revenge and other BP+ skills as I'm planning on taking her the Valkyrie/Templar route like I did in the first game.

Don't have much time to play again this week, so my sole denizen of the village is continuing work on reclaiming the damaged areas while the 3DS is in sleep mode. He should be finished with the last reclamation project by Friday morning. My wife and I will be traveling next week, so I'll be taking the 3DS with me to see if I can find him some friends.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Last post by Tomara on June 20, 2018, 11:04:35 AM »
I wonder why wearing clothes is so difficult for so many female RPG protagonists...
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Last post by Arvis on June 20, 2018, 10:05:00 AM »
You still get Underboob Velvet in every skit... :/
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Last post by Annubis on June 20, 2018, 08:00:29 AM »
What about people who played with "good girl Velvet" ?

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Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued
« Last post by Dincrest on June 20, 2018, 06:02:08 AM »
20 or so chapters into Three Musketeers.  I find it amusing that D'Artagnan and the Three Musketeers were supposed to be on a secret mission to London,
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yet Porthos, Athos, and Aramis did not keep a low profile, as they were peacocking and getting into fights.  Of all people, it was Scrappy Doo D'Artagnan who showed discretion.  I guess Scrappy Doo is maturing.  Granted, D'Artagnan is still impulsive and it was his hot-headed impulsiveness that put him on this mission in the first place.     


D'Artagnan is now on his way back to France, where he caught a glimpse of
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the mysterious lady whom the guy he marked for revenge in the first chapter was conspiring with.  D'Artagnan learns, in England, that she is one of the top agents for Cardinal Richeliu, who has agents and spies everywhere.  Heck, even normal people could be considered his minions, since he is influencing the masses to look to him as the true leader rather than the idiot king on the throne.
 
  Cardinal Richeliu is a conniving and sinister mastermind, he is. 

Alongside Three Musketeers, I'm also reading Madame Mirage vol. 1- a comic by Paul Dini (who wrote some of my favorite episodes of He-Man when I was a kid.)  I'm digging it.  The art is vibrant and the pulpy storyline has some cool characters.  So far, it's good summer blockbuster stuff. 

UPDATE: 23 chapters in and although D'Artagnan is a slightly matured Scrappy Doo, he's still Scrappy Doo.  Planchet thinks he's walking straight into one of Cardinal Richeliu's traps, but D'Arty is all, "Puppy power!  Lemme at 'em, lemme at 'em, I'll splat 'em!" 

And what is up with so many of these old timey novels having misleading titles where the title characters aren't really there?  When I read Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe himself was only in a couple of chapters in the beginning and a couple of chapters at the end.  In Moby Dick, the titular whale doesn't even show up till maybe 2/3's of the way into the novel.  And now, I'm 1/3 of the way through Three Musketeers and the book isn't really about the titular three musketeers, but someone else entirely. 

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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Kevadu on June 20, 2018, 01:09:13 AM »
Funny, I just recently rewatched Escaflowne.  I had seen it before of course but it's been a long time so I figured I would give it another shot.

The first half of the show is pretty good but honestly it loses momentum after a while and the second half is a complete mess.  There are also a million plot holes I could pick apart.  It is a refreshing change from modern isekai if only because it's very much a shoujo series at heart with some action/adventure elements thrown in.  So it stands out from the modern isekai (which let's be honest are very much male power fantasies) because it's the style and genre is very different.  But is it actually better?  I don't know...certainly just being different has some merit when we're drowning in a see of clones but I was honestly less impressed with the show today than I remember being when I first watched it.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by ironmage on June 20, 2018, 12:32:42 AM »
There are two kinds of fool. One says, "This is old, and therefore good."
And one says, "This is new, and therefore better."

My complaint with discord is that most of the conversation happens during the day, while I'm at work.  In the forum format, if I want to reply to an old comment, I can quote it for context, even a few days later.  In discord, that's pretty much impossible.  You step in the stream, but the water has moved on.

But, I like the people in the community (most of you, anyway) more than I care about the details of the communication medium.  I guess I can hang around both places.

I need the forum, to post my quarterly anime season post that I'm not really sure if anyone actually reads =P
Hey, I read it.  ....you read mine, right?  Don't answer that.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Discussion 2: Dawn of the New Megathread
« Last post by ironmage on June 20, 2018, 12:31:04 AM »
I hope the main female in this one is just completely naked (save for just a cape).
Day 1 purchase for me.

...I thought we were already pretty close to that?  I guess neither of you unlocked Velvet's jacketless costume.  :P
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Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal
« Last post by Aeolus on June 19, 2018, 11:53:04 PM »
And speaking of Isekai, I recently picked up Vision of Escaflowne (TV series) so I have a reason to trip report here again.

As far as the first episode is concerned, its already better than the OVA (in that Hitomi isn't manic depressive (yet...?)). Also, more people are in on the whole 'getting beamed up to an alternate world' which is a bit better than normal Isekais from the long, forgotten era of 1996 (christ, this can't already be 22 years old).
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General Discussions / Re: GPD Win 2 first impressions
« Last post by Rucks on June 19, 2018, 11:48:49 PM »
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