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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 18, 2016, 09:55:42 PM






How to find nipples!
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 18, 2016, 07:41:04 PM
I never really noticed it taking itself too seriously beyond maybe the graphics not being up-to-snuff for what it was trying to show and the occasional hammy line reading.  I'm also pretty sure Ash Ketchum voices like five different characters, so the small VA cast was a little distracting too.
I think it's still the only well-done tri-Ace story. :P
18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: July 18, 2016, 06:31:59 PM
I mentioned it previously, but I for one am planning on going to MAGFest in 2017, so if you guys did a panel I'd definitely show up.  I've never been to one before, so it'd be nice to have one thing that I'd be especially looking forward to.

Ooooo, meeting more Fanners. <3 :D

Always exciting to confirm people here are real and not just..like...I dunno, AI bots.

She's on to us! Act natural! Beep boop beep.

God dammit.  Not again.
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: July 18, 2016, 06:26:39 PM
I mentioned it previously, but I for one am planning on going to MAGFest in 2017, so if you guys did a panel I'd definitely show up.  I've never been to one before, so it'd be nice to have one thing that I'd be especially looking forward to.

Ooooo, meeting more Fanners. <3 :D

Always exciting to confirm people here are real and not just..like...I dunno, AI bots.
20  Media / General Games / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 18, 2016, 05:29:59 PM
https://youtu.be/MLdWbwQJWI0
A Vaporeon spawned in Central Park and people stampeded to it.... This is nuts.  I can't believe how quick an "ok" game has captured the hearts of millions (and I think it's fantastic xD).

We FINALLY got it in Canada, and I look forward to giving it a shot!  I turned it on and I went super quickly from "this is it?" to "this is so cool".
21  Media / General Games / Re: Paragon on: July 18, 2016, 05:26:57 PM
I downloaded it but I'm hooked on overwattch like heroine

Uninstalling Overwatch has been the best decision I've made all summer.

Got y'all beat I never even downloaded it. HAH.

Code:
...I really wanna play it though.
22  Media / Game Journals / Re: Josh blindly flails his way through a natural magic/no esper run of FFVI on: July 18, 2016, 04:45:40 PM
So kinda the joke here is how laughably terrible Lion man/Returner chief/street light Banon is when you are forced to babysit him on the Lete River.  His mp independent healing skill is of course immediately offset by his low starting level (when he showed up in my party he was all of level 7) and the fact that if he is so much as K.O.'d it's an insta-game-over. 


Always weird when someone else's experience with a game (or section of it) is so completely unfamiliar to me.  Literally never thought/felt/experienced the above, ever, through like half a dozen or more playthroughs of VI.

I ran into some bull with him because IIRC one of the enemies can "kill him" for zombie or stone status.
I quit Persona 4 in Kanji's dungeon where 3 times in a row some OHKO enemy managed to screw over my party and I just gave up (but really wanna try playing it again to show it who's queen!!! ....or something).
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 18, 2016, 04:28:48 PM
WHAT'S NEXT, CRACK COCAINE SMOOTHIES!?!?!?  

Already exists




In Haps: Burning the candle at both ends, but it's only for two more weeks....only. :(
I just left my main job early to work on other work..
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 17, 2016, 09:39:22 PM
Did you know that after a date most women expect you to contact them again?  Like, in under 2 weeks?  Hell, some of them even want to talk everyday.  I have no idea what they even talk about but apparently that's a real thing.  Personally I've yet to meet a person (of any gender) I would actually want to talk to everyday.  Most people just aren't that interesting.  I thinking coming into contact about once every two weeks is about my limit.

A friend of our family was in a long-long-term relationship with her boyfriend (she was in her 40s) just because she was sort of just that kind of 'lone wolf' too.  It happens.  I have some particular views on dating/relationships too that I'm sure are out of the norm.
25  Media / Game Journals / Re: Josh blindly flails his way through a natural magic/no esper run of FFVI on: July 17, 2016, 05:08:01 PM
- Favorite magitek attack, TekMissile.  It's so preposterously out of place.

lol yeah a little, especially loved the animation for it.  But the "beams' were seriously cooler anyways.

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- Am I the only one who kinda always felt bad for Wedge and Biggs/Vicks?  They were just following (either Kefka's or General Leo's I forget) orders, so it's a pretty raw deal they get destroyed by Tritoch. UWAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!

If you're a Biggs and Wedge in a game, you're almost guaranteed the raw deal.  I do kinda wish they had more screentime though, in a remake they could make for an interesting component.  I'd love in general something that explores Terra's time with the Empire than just the butt end of it.

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- A mysterious young woman controlled by the Empire, and born with the gift of Magic... ....

So that's great and all, but if a character isn't important enough to need to finish the game is she really the main character???? Was the choice to make the first character introduced basically optional by the end a brilliant/bold decision or just confusing?

I like that it gives other characters a chance to shine, but it definitely hurts her development for a kinda lame orphanage subplot. I'm...honestly kinda torn on Terra and Celes (Celestina!) as important RPG heroines, they find their courage in the 11th hour after a lot of self-doubt.  They were good at the time, they sort of fit the 'lovely and fair' persona a lot of heroines had back then just with the added angle of being bumped up to lead players, but how exciting they were is a bit of a mixed back.  Terra is a plot-device though, one that can go "lost" for a little bit and it definitely harms her character.  I view her more as a positive force and symbol for girls in leading roles but not at all my favorite example.

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- Moogles! As exciting as that is, I like how the game just randomly decides to throw some real-time strategy at you 30 minutes in.  Also, dream boat thief Locke to the rescue! Terra goes down and in swoops another "hero" that really had nothing to do with the main plot after the first half of the game.

Locke is *totally* a dream boat.  ....why that 'handsome thief' thing is a sexy stereotype put on men is...bizarre, but it's totally there.  He'll...capture steal your heart? I dunno.

- On to The Returners' hideout and babysitting low level Bannon on the Lete River; AKA the first truly frustrating part of this playthrough.

yeah I hate Bannon.  Between his ridiculous hair, his traffic-light-inspired gear, his low-level escort mission, and the fact he's an NPC even more absent than Terra later on (I guess he fucking dies in the WoR??) is just a perfect storm for a shit character.
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 17, 2016, 03:29:25 PM
I think the art of getting a date isn't nearly as complicated as being ON one; hell with enough basic attraction you can usually at least score a coffee date. 

After being on what's probably way too many dates (I love it though), I can give advice for THAT part.  So lemme work ahead assuming you've finally got the date.

Dice's Dating ADvice's

I hate all this crap between "chivalry/equality".  I'm at LEAST under one assumption, if you do the asking out you should probably foot the bill; if the other person butts in to do so, that's okay too.  If you want to hold the door open that's just being polite.  Be nice, it doesn't matter, don't read into it, don't make a stink about it.  Anything is okay!

Where to go?  Movies are fine first dates.  Nerves happen, I think a good movie can be a fun way to help initial nerves.  The dinner/coffee date thing is the easiest, but if  you want to be cute, do a dessert-dinner place, those are always fun.  But I think a small and casual get together is sweet for a first date, it puts less pressure on the both of you and makes it a bit more meaningful when you "upgrade" to doing a restaurant date later on.
AVOID NOISY PLACES.  I've hated any interaction where I've flirted with someone at a loud bar or club.

Be friendly.  It's a bit of a turn off when a first date starts talking about money problems or something like religion or politics.  I don't mind a date bringing up an 'ex', but please in light that it's not because you're still holding a torch for an ex or because "that bitch" still makes you mad or because you had a love that burned brighter than the sun.  Be like Elsa and let. it. go.

Don't share opinions as fact unless you're doing it in good humour ("Terroni has THE BEST pizza in Toronto and that's a fact, I really recommend it or if you wanna check it out some time" -- Boom.).  And sure, you can have serious discussions, but for a first date I think than getting too indignant about what you love/hate, keep it light.  But wait, why are you doing all the talking to get to this point anyways?  See my final point.

Be confident.  Honestly a lot of the ideas about how good looking you are won't hold anything against someone who is truly just confident with themselves.  I know that's easier than it sounds.  An easy way to start is just good body language, stand up straight, and look the person talking to you in the eyes; if you're looking away because "you're shy" it'll *still* sends a very different message than you having a simple case of the jitters.  If you have to, look up body language, you'll understand your date better and maybe give off a better impression yourself.  If you want to go deeper down the rabbit hole, don't see it as a date, it's just a "do", you're going out and having a drink with someone, no need to put a label on it for anything other than enjoying some company.

Compliment something.  Most likely your date consciously dressed for the occasion, so pick an item they're wearing, be honest about it, and tell them it looks great on them.  A nice watch on a guy is likely something he may have paid good money for and loves and looks quite smart on them.  Nice shoes on a girl mean you're checking out the entire package and have an eye for something other than what's on her chest (:P).  It reaffirms their purchase, compliments their style, and tells them you're looking at something more than their eyes (so overused) and body (which is a little creepy). 
If you want to be a sap, compliment a person's smile if anything, 99% of the time they'll smile again just because you mentioned it.

I know a lot of people find it 'cool' to to not care for their appearance, whether by choice or as a statement or just because, but a little can go a long way.  Fashion wouldn't be a multi-billion dollar industry if it didn't matter, take at least some care on your personal look and hygiene.  Most of you on this forum are guys, you have it easier than girls do on this front; wear a shirt and pants that fit right and go together, not the first two things you saw when you got up.

Unless you got some funny or cool thing to show off on your phone, don't use it.

On the flip side of things, what happens when there's no chemistry??  This is a tough one, basically it's a dead end.  I believe in the idea that "opposites attract" because I think a similar conversation style and chemistry are way more important than liking the same exact things.  It helps, but it's not the glue that'll keep you two together.  Quite frankly, why would you want to be with someone you can't talk easily with?

BEST FOR LAST.
When on a date, remember to ask questions if you get into a jam about what to talk about next.  This can work as general advice with anyone really, but honest to god this is probably my biggest pet peeve when going out with someone is they expect[?] you to do that leg work when it should be a way more reciprocal thing.  If they ask "what's your favourite place to eat in the city" you better ask them the same thing!!  It's the EASIEST way to keep dialogue going and doubles the length of any conversation; you find more out about your crush and they get a chance to open up to you WHICH IS THE WHOLE POINT, NO?
"Tell me about ____", "What do you like the most about _____", "Did you ever _____". 

As a bonus point: Be smart.  If the date didn't go too hot don't go for a mandatory kiss.  If s/he's not buying what you're selling it's probably not you, it's just a bad match.  Don't dress to the 9s or wear those new shoes you didn't break in yet.  Ask questions, but don't interrogate.  Be confident, but be cool.  It's a tricky balancing act sure, but we would be cartoon parodies of ourselves unless we play that balance up.  Let things happen naturally and read situations as they happen, try not to script it.

If you ever want advice, or if you're at a road block, I'm a people-pleasing Queen if you ever want to message me for advice. :D
27  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: July 17, 2016, 10:15:38 AM
My only objection to nu Ghostbusters is that I simply don't find any of those actresses funny.  I find them all obnoxious, and that's why I refuse to see that movie.

I felt like that for Arrested Development who had a female cast I never heard of and a male cast I thought was terribly annoying.  But hot damn, their work on that show was amazing.
28  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 16, 2016, 11:14:35 PM
Valkyrie Profile was excellent, but that game took itself way too seriously sometimes.  Great gameplay, though, except for breakable weapons.  I've never liked that mechanic, except in Hexyz Force. 



I *kinda* liked the weapon breaking in VP just because it usually only applied to the broken gear anyways that would OHKO the worst of the worst, so it was a trade-off.  
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 14, 2016, 09:08:21 PM
Meeting online people in real life is a very odd thing. Heck, even seeing someones picture or hearing their voice is strange enough if you had no prior knowledge of how a person you've been interacting with looks/sounds, as it's often much different then you would expect.

A couple years back I was a guest on the Final Fantasy Union podcast for their Trivia segment.  I got a few online buddies from Final Fantasy Radio to listen and they were like "You sound so... normal."  Like they were disappointed.  Weird.

I had something like that once. "You look much cuter than I thought you would!" "I never thought I'd say this, but... cute picture!"

I'm not sure what people were expecting...

And this other time, people thought I was a dude, and after posting my picture someone still thought I was a dude. Do dudes have cute white bangs framing their androgynous face? Okay, no wait, don't answer that.

Anyway, I have an important question: Do I look like a minor? I've been asked for ID way too many times the past few years.



Personally, I think I look a bit younger than I actually am, but I definitely look over 20, and not in a 'a mature looking 17-year-old' kind of way.


You're adorable! 
30  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: July 13, 2016, 06:48:58 PM
Japanese developers share their game of the show from E3.

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Norihisa Kochiwa (Compile Heart Producer): NieR: Automata.
Takuma Endo (Acquire President): Days Gone, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Kota Takano (Akibaís Beat Director): Days Gone, Scalebound, Resident Evil 7.
Yasuyuki oda (The King of Fighters XIV Director): Watch Dogs 2
Motohide Eshiro (Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney − Spirit of Justice Producer): PlayStation VR, Resident Evil 7 in VR.
Goichi Suda (Grasshopper Manufacture CEO): The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Masachika Kawata (Resident Evil 7 Producer): PlayStation VR, Project Scorpio, God of War, Detroit: Become Human, Days Gone, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Daizo Nonaka (Sengoku Basara: Sanada Yukimura Den Producer): Cuphead.
Minao Matsukawa (Dragonís Dogma Online Prodicer): Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XV VR Experience.
Kazuki Morishita (GungHo Online Entertainment President): The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Yosuke Saito (NieR: Automata Producer): Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Hiroshi Matsuyama (CyberConnect 2 President): Horizon: Zero Dawn, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Yosuke Hayashi (Dead or Alive Producer): The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Shinji Hashimoto (Final Fantasy Producer): The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Hajime Tabata (Final Fantasy XV Director): Sonyís press conference, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, God of War, Spider-Man, New Xbox hardware.
Horiyoshi Fujimoto (Dragon Quest Builders Producer): The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Detroit: Become Human.
Tai Yasue (Kingdom Hearts III Co-Director): Sonyís press conference.
Toshihiro Nagoshi (Yakuza Series Producer): Maturity of PS4 and Xbox One and quality of the western games as a whole.
Keiichiro Toyama (Gravity Rush 2 Director): ABZŘ, Bound.
Masaaki Yamagiwa (Bloodborne Producer): VR in general.
Nobuyuki Okajima (D3 Publisher Producer): The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, God of War, Gears of War 4.
Kazutoki Kono (Ace Combat 7 Producer): Mid-generation console upgrades.
Katsuhiro Harada (Tekken 7 Produceer): VR in general.
Jun Tamaoki (Summer Lessons Producer): Battlefield 1, Days Gone.
Atsushi Inaba (PlatinumGames Producer): Sonyís press conference, especially Days Gone.
Hideki Kamiya (Scalebound Director): Forza Horizon 3, Resident Evil 7.
Kenji Saito (Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Director): Horizon: Zero Dawn, Days Gone.
Takahisa Taura (NieR: Automata Game Director): VR in general.
Yosuke Hashimoto (Bayonetta 2 Director): ABZŘ.
Masaki Yamanaka (PlatinumGames Designer): Days Gone.
Masashi Inoue (Xbox Japan Marketing Manager): New Xbox Hardware, Xbox Play Anywhere.
Yoshifumi Hashimoto (Marvelous Producer): The Unspoken (Insomniac Games), God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Taro Yoko (NieR: Automata Creative Director): The Last Guardianís Release Date, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon: Zero Dawn

Noticeably absent is Persona 5, which is either because the lack of playability for more trailers...or because they're all just jealous! >:(
But still, cool to read.   
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