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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 29, 2015, 08:39:17 PM
I don't have a car or a license either. A good chunk of it is I'm afraid of driving. I'll admit it. Another good chunk of it is that like, my night vision has issues and I've got these mild Tourette'sy tendencies that PROBABLY would make me not a safe driver. Oh also I don't sleep nearly enough to drive a car safely -- huge chunks of my time on the bus are spent passing the hell out.

I also LIKE walking and I don't want to start depending on a car to the point where I quit taking walks.

But there's this huge part of it where I just don't have the goddamn /patience/ to own a car. Last Friday, my coworkers were talking about how they had to get like oil changes every so often and replace things and repair things and you go to all these dealerships and it's like

dang son, hell no.

First time my car ran out of gas, I'd be like, welp, that was fun, and /never look at it again/.

Also don't have patience for finding parking spaces. Cars are great! You can drive anywhere and then NEVER GET OUT.

Also I've spent /maybe/ 3720.00 dollars on bus passes since 2010. idk how much a car would've cost me during that same period.

Speaking of cars, the Red House Painters version of All Mixed Up really DOES kill the original.
32  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 29, 2015, 12:21:38 AM
Apropos to nothing in particular, I guess my cousin's pregnant again. Possibly because OTHER cousin was thinking about having another baby so there's some sort of /pregnancy race/ to see who can get a girl first?

Wevz, more reasons for me to actively schedule my vacation time around not visiting my dad's side of the family at all.

Also I bought the Monday IndieGala and accidentally gave the wrong e-mail address cause I'm not 2 brite so that's a thing I'll have to work out.

Also think I pulled off like four hours with standing desk this tonight so. Wanna work it up to like 5 h. r. s.

Why are you still reading these.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 28, 2015, 12:34:13 AM
I'm not linking this, and it's not NSFW but I still wouldn't recommend watching it at work, around other people, or in general really, but [video name redacted; it was kind of weirding me out too much in retrospect] on youtube is the weirdest goddamn thing I've ever seen.

I THINK it's supposed to be a relaxation video but in reality it's what would happen if you took a bunch of acid and watched a shirtless Dutch guy get eaten by horses.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 27, 2015, 07:11:58 PM
Nah all the cool kids play Iffermoon.

... Wait he's making a FNAF RPG. Oh my god FNAF Iffermoon. Fnaffermoon.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 27, 2015, 06:39:33 PM
Oh the moss thing was from Mushishi. ... Actually I think it had a few episodes about moss parasitizing or impersonating people. Also an episode about bamboo people.
36  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 27, 2015, 06:16:29 PM
- Went for a long walk out to like, other end of town. At least 10 miles. Had pancakes for breakfast (but they were insanely rich ricotta things so I couldn't finish the last one). Had ice cream for lunch/dinner because I goddamn felt like it, also it was raining and eating ice cream in the rain is awesome (except it's also fall so like, having to dodge honeylocust leaves is less awesome).

- Used Game Store was selling complete copy of Azure Dreams for 80. wtfffffff? It's a good game but there's no way in hell it's in THAT high demand.

- Trying to get some /quasi-vintage plastic figurines that aren't Amiibos*/ off of eBay for some reason, but like 80% of them were painted by some drunk asshole.

- Hipster Grocery in Worthington is actually opened but I didn't realize this because neither the parking lot, entrance, or open/closed signs are street-facing. wtf?
-- Also why don't more places have self checkout I am so tired of waiting in line grrrrrr!

* I swear to god I'm not trying to flip Legless Shulks.
37  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 27, 2015, 05:53:43 PM
I think part of the problem is that DDS1/2 came out a year later and did the exact same plot twist only better.

Also seriously wasn't there something where the dudes were all sentient moss? Am I think Eureka 7?
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 27, 2015, 09:51:11 AM
moss Sophia

Star Ocean 5's twist is totally going to be that your childhood friend and possible love interest is actually an intelligent aggregation of moss.
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 26, 2015, 11:57:07 PM
Star Ocean 3 be like
all the people is animes straight outta deviantart
all the world and backgrounds is realistic stuff that's too detailed to look right on the PS2 so it's just these noisy/too busy messes and none of the textures are really right.
all the color palette be a mix of dark souls and migraine aura.



There's absolutely nothing I find tolerable about this art direction :(

I don't wanna be raggin' 'cause everyone here's a unique individual that can have their own opinions and that's cool but I mean FOR FUCK'S SAKE BLUE HAIRED CHICK'S PORTRAIT WHAT IS THIS WHAT IS GOING ON WITH HER EYE WHY IS SHE MELTING SOMEONE WAS PAID TO MAKE THAT.
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 26, 2015, 11:42:27 PM

41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most rivetting or moving single player experience EVER thread on: September 26, 2015, 11:17:21 PM
"Yeah, my car's dash is having framerate issues, so I'm not driving it till there's a firmware update. Had to order milk on my phone. The drone should be bringing it over any time now."

idk what happened but I get more future shock than my parents do. I see ads for cleaning robots. I see color photos taken on the surface of Mars. I see people paying at starbucks by having the cashier wave a barcode reader over their phone. I'm just like HOLY DANG WHAT'S THIS and my parents are totally nonplussed and used to it.
42  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 26, 2015, 09:16:24 PM
HA HA HA now there's a name I haven't heard in a long time! Surprised to see him referenced here but not unexpected considering the nature of the forums. I knew Drelick from the ZZT/MZX communities in the 90s; His game Kikan had a whole bunch of characters screaming his thoughts about Star Ocean.

Didn't he also write the SO1 review here and contribute something to the fanslation?

... Was Kikan ever finished? Actually nevermind don't answer that let's forget this exchange happened.

Also from what I've played of it, Rebirth's my favorite Tales game. Admittedly I'm not that far in it due to language barrier + I WANT TO READ ALL THE TOWN DECOATIONS + not being able to play it on real hardware because my tiny CRT reduces kanji to splunge + total and spontaneous loss of interest in gaming for most of this summer, but it's basically Guardian Heroes with furries, and it's the only Tales of game where I found all of the characters /likable/. Mao's like the best Tales of child character by a margin asymptotically approaching infinity.

... I need to get back to ToR. Bargle. After I finish Undertale a few times.

Oh hey actual unpopular opinion, Eternia's skits were dumb and the game was better for having them dummied out of the US release.

I think I mentioned, in this thread probably, that I LIKED how SaGa Frontier never totally explained everything because it made stuff mysterious, and how there was some other game that would've benefited from having a lot of its text removed but I couldn't remember what that game was?

That was ToE. The skits add a lot of character development, but in a way that makes the characters ways less appealing :( (Although I feel this way to various extents about all of the Tales games, and the longs runs of skits you can get into in ToR is one of the few things that really bugs me about it).

(I remember encountering, some years ago, this theory about writing where, the more completely you flesh out a character, the less they exist as a character. So like, you want to show the characters' personalities by how they react in a limited number of key situations, for instance. In a lot of amateurish writing you'll come across characters where their opinions on everything, no matter how useless/minor, is really well defined, and you'll get characters that come across as spreadsheets of opinions on food/clothes/cities/etc. instead of actual characters. I think the Tales games tend to fall into this trap.

Also a lot of times the skits are doing the telling instead of showing thing, which is related to the above point, because I feel like they have a bad tendency to have characters just stating how the feel about things in a really... empty? forced? sort of way?)
43  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Back in 1995 on: September 26, 2015, 08:21:45 PM
I like how if you make a PSX-ish looking game in Unity it'll still require a modern GPU and high-end processor to run.
44  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 26, 2015, 07:53:56 PM
Trying to be productive and actually proofread the remaining Lunatic Dawn scripts I've got so far. So no gaming until I get that did.
45  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Unpopular Opinions on Popular Games on: September 26, 2015, 06:46:24 PM
You'll summon Drelick.
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