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1  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Love Life School Idol Festival on: May 19, 2015, 09:24:51 PM
Start Dash unlocked!  Yeah baby!
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2015, 05:09:22 PM
But if Taylor Swift actually dated decent people, she wouldn't have much of a career, would she?  She wouldn't be a gossip darling nor would she have potential songwriting fuel.  She's at that point where she's becoming famous for being famous than being famous for her talent/skill.  

In all seriousness, that's why artists hit that downward spiral once they're famous.  Like if you look at any rock band's first album, it's always the best because it's raw, it's hungry, it's grimy, it's from a genuine place of struggle.  Then the band makes it, they're on top of the world, getting gear endorsements, partying at the Playboy mansion, etc.  Then comes time to make the next album and since they spent most of their time living the high life, they feel like they gotta get back to that place where they started so they start making their lives all fucked up with lots of drugs, drinking, running themselves broke, controversial antics, and all that shit, so they can suffer and struggle again for their art and career.  It's stupid, yes, but sensible decisions do not make the most interesting stories, do they?  
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 17, 2015, 07:34:19 PM
Am I the only one who has NEVER picked up on any of the (supposed?) subliminal messages in any Disney film unless they're pointed out to me in a big fat marker and a neon lighted sign?  Maybe I'm just too dumb to pick up on those, but perhaps that's not a bad thing. 
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 14, 2015, 05:43:45 PM
Same here.  The audition segments, particularly the bad ones, were what made the show watchable.  Then they got rid of it, the TV exec morons.  That's like cookie dough ice cream without the cookie dough.  Or Raisin Bran with the raisins removed. 

And the best piece of advice I got before my first date was, "Dude, just be yourself... and make sure you don't have any boogers."  I laughed at that yes.  And when I was on my way to the girl's place, I was thinking "ha ha ha boogers" the whole way there (and I did actually blow my nose) and because of that, I was pretty relaxed when I got to her door.  More so than she was. 
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: why does first shift feel like a prison? on: May 11, 2015, 04:37:15 PM
I worked a 1-9:30 job when I graduated college.  It worked for me since I was so used to being a late-nighter in college, but I sometimes felt like I wasted the day away since I couldn't get any "normal people" stuff done outside of work. 

I like my 7-3. 
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: why does first shift feel like a prison? on: May 11, 2015, 11:23:46 AM
I work at a high school so my hours are about 7am-3pm and I love it.  I'm an early riser so it suits me well, plus I get time to do stuff in the evening before dinner.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 10, 2015, 08:03:26 PM
I love it when dating advice often boils down to, "just be yourself, only don't."  

And Kev- it's always good to take sabbaticals from the virtual world.  You come back so refreshed. 
8  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 10, 2015, 07:59:05 PM
True.  Playing Chrono Trigger DS on my 3DS, the font's a little blurry. 

Oh, and I'm not sold on Frog speaking normally instead of old timey "thou art" type speech.  It takes away from his character. 
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 10, 2015, 05:46:59 PM
It is what it is.

The recent nitpicks of the visuals did not diminish my enjoyment of the game any.  It just feels like a mental leap of logic rigmarole that an "inferior" game looks bad on a "superior" console.  Chrono Cross is still a stellar game, I'm glad I got to play it, and I'm glad I got to share my experience with all of you. 

And Miki's dialogue portrait and polygon model look nicer than her menu art:

Here, she looks stellar: http://chrono.wikia.com/wiki/Miki?file=Portrait_Miki.png
Here, she looks overdone: http://chrono.wikia.com/wiki/Miki?file=Miki1.jpg
And she looks good here, particularly in action.  Her dance inspired attacks were cool to watch.  https://dinosaurjones.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/chrono-cross-ep-37-mp4_001718150.jpg?w=620&h=348
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 10, 2015, 04:22:02 PM
Best advice ever.  Seriously.  And always remember, on a first date you're not dating that person, but an imposter of that person.  

Anyway, haps.  It was my birthday on Friday and this weekend I took delivery of my new wheeled weapon.  I absolutely love it.  Testing out road bikes this year was almost like dating.  Swung a leg over several before I found "the one."  The Bianchi Via Nirone I rented one weekend felt like my dorky self was on a date with an Italian model.  Awkward at first, but once we warmed up, we had a lot of fun and she was the best looking of the bunch.  My test ride with a Specialized Allez felt like a date with the quintessential California girl.  She was both adventurous yet laid back, if a little touchy at times.  My test ride with a Felt Z5 was one I was excited about, but was underwhelming.  She was very stable and forgiving, but she didn't have the flair of the Italian or the get up and go of the Cali.  I hate to say it, but she was like a nice girl I would friendzone.  Then I found the one.  She doesn't have the flair of the Italian model, but she's Swiss and has a European flair all her own.  She's adventurous yet laid back like the Cali girl but also very stable, not at all touchy, and quite the dancer on the slopes.

https://www.facebook.com/cycles54/photos/a.10151991337586488.1073741827.89504121487/10153202670416488/?type=1&theater
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 09, 2015, 03:27:19 PM
Dice- her reaction is what absolutely makes the video. 
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: May 09, 2015, 08:41:04 AM
This video is likely gonna go viral if it hasn't already.  If you haven't seen it yet, here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avrCpYrdkxk
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 09, 2015, 08:20:41 AM
Between that and the Star Ocean upgrades, perhaps Dice's superhero name should be Anime Enhancer. 
14  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 08, 2015, 08:41:50 PM
They did what they could on the hardware.  None of the PS1-era polygons aged well.

Can you imagine how difficult it would be to re-create Chrono Cross' lush locales into a 3D HD video game?

But what I'm saying is that the polygons look sharper on a PS1 and standard def TV than a PS3 (with smoothing selected) and an HD TV.  I know there's a whole mountain of science and logic to tell me why an older games looks worse on a newer console. 

And I'd love to see a HD remaster of Chrono Cross because I'd love to see its vividness in HD.  It would just look so good, like a freshly cleaned pair of glasses.
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: May 08, 2015, 05:27:28 PM
I know, right?  

Anyway, I agree with aforementioned sentiments that Chrono Cross would benefit from an HD remastering.  Playing on my PS3, with upscaling, the environments still looked great, but the polygon models looked rough.  They probably looked a lot crisper and sharper on the original PlayStation.  The game has some of the most vivid and stunning visual design I've seen this entire decade, but those polygons did not age well. .  
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