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61  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 07, 2014, 12:16:35 AM
The only RPG I can remember being embarrassed while playing was Eternal Sonata.

But I didn't actually like it.

I was high as hell on pain meds when i played that games.  It ranks in my top 20 just because...ok, bad reason.

The story was retarded though.  How you make such a perfect world and butcher the story makes me so so so sad.  So I think it ranks here for me actually
62  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 06, 2014, 08:09:56 PM
My dog is sitting on my hand, and I can't be assed to move it.

Now he's whining for me to pet him, which I can't do because he's sitting on my hand.

Cutest problem ever!

I usually put on this 'sweet' face that makes me look like I'm sucking a lemon any time my pup does anything cute...which is often, because I'm a sucker.
63  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The official waifu thread on: April 06, 2014, 08:08:19 PM
I want Kevadu to be mine, but he resists all my attempts.  For the best, I'd probably just drag him around Japan mercilessly and convince him to start an XSeed-like company.
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: April 06, 2014, 08:06:47 PM
Not having played the final game yet, and going from what people say about the story, I dunno was there any ...um, antecedence[?] for it to happen and for things to end the way it does?

Otherwise, I agree, it seems kinda tacked on.

I am glad that it is just a "nice" conclusion.  I was expecting at least one terrible thing to happen (I actually give 13-2 major kudos for the 'ballsy' ending it had).  But i guess the game makes you fight enough for the happy ending.

I definitely agree with Cyril.  13's plot has a lot of good things and a lot of potential (I liked the 'damned if you do, damned if you don't' concepts); I'm just not sure I liked the way it was executed at all.  Certainly the hop-skip-jump it pulls between titles felt a bit distracting, disconnected, and like their original vision wasn't really pulling the title along anymore.

Moon world --> Time Travel --> Majora's Mask-styled World Destruction of new land

I liked the point about making them standalone titles as well.  I'd rather explore one thing a bit more thoroughly, especially a world as impressive as 13's, than be torn between many.
Like, did anyone else feel all of the After Fall era of 13-2 was cool yet an extremely melancholic?  It was certainly the biggest 'heartache' I got from the saga. 
65  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: April 06, 2014, 02:15:05 PM
When FFVIII came out, I knew Final Fantasy had changed into something I didn't really like.

When FFX came out, I was having a hard time admitting to myself how much I hated it.

When FFXII came out, I started to realize to my great sadness that I've outgrown Final Fantasy and I should let go.

When FFXIII came out, I was upset at myself for buying it, just out of habit.

When Lightning Returns came out, I realized I just don't give a damn anymore. I'm done.

Ok

At least FFIX was omitted! :D

And I kinda agree but not with this same ZEST AND PASSION OF ABSOLUTE ANGER.  And I like FFX (mostly for its pretty world and fun and quick battle system).

LR has my attention since everyone calls to its battle system and customization as being a lot of fun (at the expense of a good story).  As soon as that game is on discount I might pick it up.
66  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc on: April 06, 2014, 02:08:56 PM
The brutality of the first execution was what really cemented my opinion of the game.  Though I did think the first one was probably the worst, given it probably took a lot longer to die than the others. Well, except the last one, obviously.

I felt the same.  The other deaths were way quicker and cleaner.  They at least have that artistic 'flair' going no matter what, but in terms of shock value I think the first one takes the cake (getting smooshed sucks too...especially when it's built up the way it is).
67  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 06, 2014, 04:39:44 AM
Speaking of which if the final dungeon isn't too long I might be able to finish Tales of Xillia tonight as well.

The final dungeon is literally ten minutes long.  You can do it!
And don't bother with secret dungeon.  It's gross, redundant, derivative, lazy, and boring.

Final Fantasy X

= Aww, make out scene.  If it isn't the goddamn cutest thing that they hold hands after I don't know what is. 
= Home: "I'm annoying, huh?!"
= The sequence of how the party escapes Bevelle is...uh, vague.
= On that note, the whole Bevelle sequence is kinda awkward, but I think it's more about the spoiler about who's alive and who's dead that kinda throws you for a loop (the underwater boss takes that point home, IMO).
= I had to restart from previous saves twice to get missed Albhed Primers.  But I love understanding their weirdo language, so I must!  Redoing Bevelle's Cloister was part of that.  I hate that one... it's not tough, but the controls are kinda pissy to deal with.  And speaking of pissy controls...
= Choco racing can, once again (9 year anniversary) suck my metaphoric penis.  I just wish the birds weren't equipped with homing-AI.
68  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 06, 2014, 01:39:53 AM
I thought Ethan Hawke was the one who cheated on Uma. 

Anyways watched All is Lost staring Robert Redford.  There is very little dialogue in the film, which makes sense.  If I were in his situation it would be a constant stream of curse words.  Unlike me, he is a very resourceful and capable person.  He is MacGyver-esque.

oh yeaaah... wasn't there a sexy thing with the nanny in there?  Bah.  Whatever.  This all reminds me though, I gotta see Gattaca still.

And I wanted to see All is Lost, I heard good things!!
69  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: April 05, 2014, 11:15:50 PM
http://www.smosh.com/smosh-pit/photos/you-wont-believe-these-amazing-disney-gender-bending-transformations

Cool, but I'm torn on a few (Christoff's....woah).
Clearly the Prince from Sleeping Beauty becomes a Red Mage, and Peter Pan's makes sense (given the early history of what gender played Peter Pan in early productions of the source material).
70  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 05, 2014, 11:06:00 PM
Before Sunset -

I didn't like this as much as the first. It's still written very well, and has the same overall feeling, but it was missing something. Maybe that something would have happened if it wasn't so damn short(80 min!). Especially in regards to how it ended, which I just found annoying, and not satisfying. Julie Delpy still looked great, but Ethan not so much. Too much smoking perhaps? Who knows. It was still good, and I'm looking forward to seeing Before Midnight.

I liked Sunset more (but it was also the first one *I* watched, Before Sunrise came after I liked Set so much).

And yeah I don't get what happened.  Younger Hawke looked pretty damn handsome; then I guess he smoked a ton, got his heart broken by Uma Thurman, got reaaallly thin and just...never adjusted physically.


In terms of the ending, I didn't like it either when I was younger (I wanted to SEE SOMETHING!!!), but as I grew up I realized less was more (and with the third [and final?] movie, it basically solidifies the consequences of the ending and that, marriage aside, he is staying with his French flame).

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"Baby, you are gonna miss that plane"

"I know."

I think a kiss or any other sort of "grand gesture" would have been kinda forced.  They were chatting and trying to rekindle something that happened almost a decade ago.  Also, Sunrise and Midnight leave time for things to happen in between a montage, but Sunset makes you watch the series of events with no break (a risky move, but I think it worked...I also have no problem taking a sort-of "virtual tour" of Paris).

Plus, their puppy love was there...it was SO there that nothing more really needed to be said.  Asking the "if you had one night to live" question was an easy trap almost for an obvious answer, and her singing a song with his name in it was just fuel on the fire.  Then there's the scene where they're in the cab; he's talking about a dream he had of her and she reaches out (but gets too shy to completely touch him):



For a movie with no kissing or sex scenes, I thought it captured love and general 'amour' for someone perfectly.  Especially in that "will-they, won't-they" aspect.

If I didn't hit on "what's missing" then I'm not sure what else to say.  Rather, it happens.  Like in a movie I saw recently....

The Grand Budapest Hotel

If you're a Wes Anderson fan, you know what you're getting into.  If you like his work, you'll love this film; if you don't, then you won't.

But anyways, and as a Wes fan, I *loved* this film.  The perfect cinematography, the cast, the messages, the homor, and the usual stylings that make his films a pleasure to watch.

Gustave, played by Ralph Fiennes, plays a *perfect* Gentleman, with great poise, a respectable attitude, a touch of brilliance, a great honesty and kindness and....he's surprisingly potty mouthed for his "character type" bursting into a "holy shit" or "what the fuck" (and its derivatives) when you least expect, but still delivered in such a subtle and soft way it's almost hard to notice --- and it's perfect.

Something did bother me about the whole ordeal.  I'm not too sure the conclusion is terribly revolutionary (the build up was probably better than conclusion itself), or if the plot is just a bit too convoluted, or maybe the sometimes awkward pacing in terms of what takes the "plot's time" up.  But i will say it has the best Klimt-esque painting of two lesbians masturbating I've ever seen and quite possible one of the greatest casts ever assembled (filled with their quirks and charms).

I really, really recommend it if you enjoy Wes' works or are in the mood for something different.  It's not without flaws, but it's a gem nonetheless.

EDIT: Grim, sorry if I quote you a lot here, but I think in some sense we have a similar taste in movies.  Not always our opinions of them (which, IMO, makes the conversations better), but more in what seems to appeal to us x)
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 05, 2014, 07:43:23 PM
There was also the American Tail movies.

God that movie is so, so, so depressing.  Literally nothing good in that movies happens till the very VERY end.

And wtf was that fucking sea monster thing?  Scared the hell out of me as a kid.
72  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The official waifu thread on: April 05, 2014, 06:11:53 PM
He's not going to mean to, it's just going to happen. And he'll probably feel awful about it.

 But Zidane is SO going to cheat on you.

Thing is: I'm a lot fucken cooler than Garnet. 

:D
73  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The official waifu thread on: April 05, 2014, 01:53:40 AM
Not RPG, but Joel from 'The Last of Us' is a total DILF.  MMMMM.

And I do like Zidane.  I think, IRL, he'd be good boyfriend material.  I base this mostly on the fact he's nicely 'balanced' emotionally, and not terribly one-tracked with respect to his personality.  I think it's important for husbando to have a sense of humour, and Zidane tickles my fancy for that.  He's caring, he's tough, he's brave, and his otherwise nonchalance to the rest of life is great.
74  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 05, 2014, 01:37:59 AM
I agree that clothes can serve as a motivator.  Sometimes if I don't feel like working out, I change  into my workout clothes to help motivate me.  As for going out in public, I will change out of sweats and lounge wear.  I just like to relax at home in them.  I don't understand pjs in public.  I'm embarrassed to get the paper/mail or answer the door in them.   Plus I think it illegal here to appear in public in pjs.

I definitely think there's a time for all sorts of attire.  I also like the angle that you should dress for what you expect.  You dress well, you get treated well; you look good, you feel good.

Again though, my angle is kind of inspired by a bit of history... but it does bother me when people really put no effort into their wardrobe ("at home" attire aside).
75  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 05, 2014, 12:35:54 AM
Unfortunately I wear scrubs to work and usually wear sweatpants or lounge wear in my off week.  All of which are forgiving in the weight gain department yet also makes it easier to gain weight without noticing.

I work from home so it's very tempting to go for sweatpants as well, but always make a point of wearing 'proper' clothes even if it's just for what I consider work hours that day. It kind of makes me feel more productive, but it also makes it easier to notice when I should watch out for weight gain. Plus, I have plenty of nice clothes I really like and it'd be a shame not to wear them.

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Idk, I'd say being able to lift that up would make one feel safer around me, not more afraid. I'd definitely be handy to have around when a jar lid is stuck :)

Yeah, but, but... I can handle jars just fine and strong people are kinda scary. Back in second grade I had this teacher who'd break those big 1 meter rulers in half against the blackboard to get us to be quiet. Those rulers were taller than me. Scary ;_;

I've made a rule to never wear sweat pants unless I am (get this) working out in them (I hate the way I feel so puffy and lethargic in them if I'm just lounging around).  But, like Holykael, I love the fuck out of PJ pants.  They're usually a bit more colourful and lighter (but I'd put on a non-PJ top to go with it).

But I hate going out looking like a slob, I always dress up when I go out.  I got annoyed with girls on campus who'd wear PJs to class, that just didn't sit right with me.  Also, my mom has her "weekend stay-at-home" attire that grosses me out where she just wears her PJ for 24 hours and watches TV.  I hate it so much and it's probably why I'm so peculiar about my dress.

I really have to lose some weight.  I must have some weird ass bone density, lowest I've ever been was about 115 lbs, but I looked really thin to the point people kept saying I should eat more (I thought hitting 90lbs was that point).  I weigh about 135 right now; certainly school doesn't help keep weight off.  At least my waist is slim (no gut), but my butt and thighs bug me the most.

I bought this kinda low-key elliptical for $60.  It's doing the job "ok" for its really low price, and it helped me move around more between Winter and Studying.... BUT I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS SUMMER, I THINK I'M GETTING SOME FORM OF CABIN FEVER WITH THIS GODDAMN (CANADIAN) WEATHER.

Edit: I'm sorry, my heavy-duty headache meds kicked in if this post sounds weird.
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