I apologize for this taking so long. Moving sucks.... ... ...and Rocket League is kind of awesome.
What!? ...Your Persona is Evolving!
>Another full moon, another easy boss battle. Though it did manage to kill me the first time at the very end thanks to one of those "Fuck You" roulette that Fortune uses near the end of the battle. Second try I managed to knock it down and finish it off before it even had a chance to use them.
> I'm astonished I had forgotten about Shinjiro's death. Not even a momentary lapse of memory, it had completely vanished from my memory of the game. In a way it was nice because the scene genuinely came as a surprise to me. This was literally what was going on in my head during the scene: "Wow, I forgot Strega gets involved here."
"The group can get here and interject at any time."
"Well good. For a minute there, I thought I had misremembered--"
"Wait. Wait! What's going on. Why don't I remember--"
"WHAAAAT!? But that's not-- He doesn't--- Is he really--"
"Holy shit! How did I forget that!?"
> It is a weird death that probably doesn't have as much of an emotional impact as the creators probably wanted. I mean, Shinji is no Aeris. He's just a side character with no story beyond being mysterious and having some connection with Akihiko until about a month before he kicks the bucket, and even then doesn't have much of a contribution beyond motivating Ken into psychopath mode.
> Ken's emotional flip-flopping before, during, and after the event really is kind of disturbing. Then again, most things about Ken are disturbing when he shares an uncanny resemblance to the Big Boy restaurant mascot
. But honestly, some of the things he says just make my jaw drop. For one, I don't think suicidal thoughts are a normal part of grief, most definitely not for a grade schooler. Kid's just messed up.
> Month is not conducive to exploring Tartarus, that's for sure. Luckily at this point I can get to the barrier on the very first visit and then just spend the rest of the time grinding for levels and yen. But I'm a little behind now because I never ran into the Request Katana for this particular area. I'll have to go back when I've gained a few levels and can just run through the floors without any encounters.
> Finished more social links, including:
Tanaka: "Hi! I'm a douchey Japanese businessman. Would you also like to be a douchey Japanese businessman? You shouldn't be a douchey Japanese businessman." The end.
Chihiro: Glad I did this one. Probably the second most compelling Social Link in the game, going in a totally different direction than it initially seems to.
Sports Team: "Ow my knee! It's okay, I'll ignore it. No I won't." The end.
> Gah! Why doesn't anyone go to the principal to report that Edogawa is teaching utter bullshit to the students? Why is the school medic even substituting at all? I do like Atlus' clever little back-patting though:
When talking about summoning magic, he mentions you can see it a lot in books, movies, and "better video games."
> "Fuck you, Mitsuru! What is this, a deck of cards!? Narukami's uncle gives him cash for doing well on exams. C-A-S-H!!"
By the way, I haven't played Pokemon in forever, so if my reference in the subtitle is off, please let me know.