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1  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 22, 2014, 07:27:58 PM
40 chapters into Mistborn 3 and, as mentioned elsewhere, I finished reading the My Balls manga.
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 22, 2014, 02:16:19 PM
Thanks to an abbreviated spring break, I finished reading the entirety of "My Balls."  I enjoyed it a lot.  Sure it felt like it felt like it overstayed its welcome at some midpoints, it did make me feel viscerally like the protagonist in some ways.  And I'm glad I endured, because the final epilogue was fantastic.  I was pleasantly surprised by this one.  It's so difficult to craft a good ending, and My Balls ended really well. 
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 22, 2014, 10:00:42 AM
Almost sounds like what Atlus did with Persona 2: Eternal Punishment back in 2000 I think, considering the Americanized name changes in Persona 1.  Nate Nanjo, Ellen Kirishima...
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 21, 2014, 05:26:17 PM
I tried to quit RPGFan once.  It lasted less than a month. 
5  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: JAST USA Licenses Steins;Gate Visual Novel in N. America on: April 21, 2014, 07:41:36 AM
I'm hearing mixed things about If My Heart Had Wings' editing.  Some people are saying that the loss of H-content made little to no difference in the storylines and others are saying it did. 

It's like, in Mugen Souls the omitted bath house scenes made no difference.  If Agarest War 2 omitted the oil massage scenes, it would make no difference since those felt like a tacked-on afterthought. 

On the other hand, I didn't know till after the fact that Tea Society of a Witch was originally an H-game and its English release had THREE characters' storyline branches omitted. 

ASIDE: Although Crescendo's good endings are beautifully written, I actually felt that the non-H endings were often more powerful.  That being said, that game would be an absolute mess if it was ever edited. 
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 20, 2014, 09:46:55 AM
Cool. We like playing in the Carolinas.  Last time we were in Raleigh, we had an awesome time. 
7  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 19, 2014, 09:07:51 AM
From what I understand, a lot of those old tales were never children's stories at all, back in their origins.  They were just general folklore.  Somehow those "fairy tales" got watered down into becoming children's stories over time.  Examples in this tangent include The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White.

Anyway, my drummer encouraged us (in the band) to actually watch Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  I thought "there is no way in hell I'll watch this flick.  It looks and sounds so f'n stupid!"  But knowing that my drummer would probably pester me till I saw it (he himself had the same "man this is gonna be stupid" kneejerk), I watched it.  It was actually an enjoyable flick.  I didn't love it, but I didn't hate it either and just went along for the ride.  The premise is hokey, but the film heartily commits to it.  The action scenes are good and the history parts of this "alternative history" were mostly in-tact (though some liberties were obviously taken.)  The part I remember most was how the slavery advocates did not want Lincoln to free the slaves, because
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the slavers were vampires and were keeping slaves as food so that they could feed secretly and the community wouldn't know they're vampires.  So if the slaves were free, then the vampires would not be kept in check.
 Which got me to thinking about stuff like the Donner Party and the darker aspects of American history that we're NOT taught.  
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 18, 2014, 11:14:37 PM
Thanks again for all the support.  Hopefully Pool of Thorns will one day tour in your necks of the woods and I can party with you guys.  It's like we say in our Facebook profile: We wanna tour the world AND play your house party! 

Oh, and until our new recordings are complete, I'd be more than happy to mail any of ya's one of our old demos.  Just PM me. 
9  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: April 18, 2014, 11:07:21 PM
My homies in Cognitive dropped a new song called "Blood Hungry" and it is f'n SICK!!!  They have a full-length coming out this year. 

http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/20631344?utm_campaign=a_public_songs&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=page_object_news_item
10  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 18, 2014, 10:36:51 PM
Have any of you read the original Little Mermaid story by Hans Christian Andersen?  I think as adults disillusioned by Little Mermaid, you'd appreciate it more now.  In the original Little Mermaid story ENDING SPOILER
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the mermaid does NOT get the guy.  The prince marries a human, and the mermaid commits suicide cum noble sacrifice.
 

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What is supposed to be a noble sacrifice about that? She just kills herself.


It just felt deeper than that because
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she becomes a sun spirit or something rather than just become mere sea foam.  Or is my memory fallible, as always?  I should read this again.
11  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 18, 2014, 08:07:55 PM
I just realized something.  JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was Persona before Persona was Persona.  Think about it... JoJo and company's stands were summons based on the tarot card suit they were most aligned with. 

Iggy would annihilate Koromaru's ass. 
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: April 18, 2014, 02:16:52 PM
I don't even...

So there hasn't been a single Hatsune Miku concert in the US since the one they did at AX in 2011, now all of the sudden she's touring with Lady Gaga.  Which would actually be kind of neat, except tickets for those concerts went on sale months ago so if you wanted to see this for Miku then good luck getting a ticket...


What I'd like to see is a Hatsune Miku and Gorillaz concert.  That would be a "virtual band" extravaganza!
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Holy CHRIST, RPGFan. I'm glad you're still here. Sorry I killed Anime Dream on: April 18, 2014, 07:09:48 AM
Damn, dude, your band rocks. :)

Glad you like it.  Hopefully you can see us if/when we get to Florida.  (I've toured with them as far as the Carolinas).
14  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 17, 2014, 09:35:57 PM
Nothing wrong with that.  I'd like to think that anyone can enjoy My Balls.

Though My Balls might not be appropriate for young children...

And this should be the theme song for it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLZbd0EvCs8

15  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 17, 2014, 07:45:44 PM
As palate cleansers during my read of Mistborn book 3, I'm re-reading the My Balls manga online.  Yes, you read right.  I read some of it to see what all the fuss was about some years back, but it got old fast for me back then.  I heard it actually ended well after a draggy middle, so I'm giving it another shot.  I'm actually enjoying it more now.  Yeah, in spite of myself, I'm enjoying My Balls.  
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