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46  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 25, 2014, 12:23:49 PM
I finished reading Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3), and all I can say is damn. It knocked me off my feet. Definitely one of the best books/series that I've read this year.


Glad you and everyone else who scoped Mistborn this year liked it. 
47  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 22, 2014, 08:07:41 PM
Only been playing for a couple days, so I can't really say.
48  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 22, 2014, 07:58:12 PM
Outside of RPGs I'm reviewing for the site, I'm having WAY too much fun with Love Live! School Idol Festival on my iPad. 
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 20, 2014, 08:35:35 PM
I finally made my aforementioned big life decision.  I've decided that 2014 will be my final year playing with the band.  I love music and it's been a great ride (both with this band and my prior bands), but hot damn that whole "touring band" lifestyle's REALLY taken its toll on me and I look forward to closing that chapter of my life.  I have other priorities in my life that demand my time, energy, and attention.  

So, yeah, Dincrest will be hanging up his "rock star" spurs.  This was a super difficult decision and one I've been twisting myself in knots over for months now.  I'm not the type to make snap decisions, I always think them through often to the point of overthinking.  

The band is obviously not happy about this development.  It's like a painful breakup with a significant other (or in this case, four significant others).  But I gotta follow my heart and know when to say "enough is enough."  I think they'll be alright, though.  They existed for years before me and will thrive after me.  

EDIT: And Mesh, yes.  I naturally do walk fast and with a wide stride.  The only times I don't walk fast are if I have the flu, if my legs are destroyed from a massive bike ride, or if foot traffic's packed like sardines (though I do look for openings to slip through.)  
50  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 20, 2014, 08:57:19 AM
Wow, what a find!  

I know what book I'll start reading next!
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gained in translation on: September 19, 2014, 05:58:40 PM
I think what also makes the English opening is all the sound effects like capes flapping, swords sheathing, etc. 
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gained in translation on: September 16, 2014, 06:16:06 PM
+1 on English Gig's voice in Soul Nomad being superior to Japanese Gig's voice.  

And in the English dub of Persona 2: Eternal Punishment, I preferred the more rough and menacing voice of the English actor for Joker (paper-bag head) than the ghostly one of the Japanese.  I also preferred how English Ulala excitedly shouted "I am the champion!" after battle rather than the Japanese seiyuu's more nonchalant "I'm champion."

In a more recent example, I like how the English translation of Mugen Souls Z has Syrma give everyone a distinct pet-name (e.g. Chou-Chou is Chouchers, Nao is Naosie, Ace is Ace-ums, etc.) whereas I heard that the Japanese script mostly just has her add the -chan suffix after most peoples' names.  I never played the Japanese version, so I can't confirm this piece of hearsay.  

EDIT: I remember a LONG time ago, a Norwegian poster on the forums said he preferred April Ryan's English voice in The Longest Journey to the original Norwegian (game was developed in Norway), despite the Norwegian actress being a famous TV star or something.  I need to find some dialogue of The Longest Journey in Norwegian to hear for myself.  

Oh, and for all the bronies on the forums, Flutterguy in 12 languages must be posted: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ssp6wngr_qw Hungarian is my favorite but Swedish is a hoot.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 14, 2014, 03:30:22 PM
I've been wrestling with a pretty hefty life decision the past few months, but I think I'm a LOT closer to making a final stance on it. 

And is it too early to be thinking about a New Year's Resolution for 2015, because I think I already have one in mind. 
54  Site Related & More / RPGFan: The Site / Re: Reviews section for iOS only? on: September 13, 2014, 01:00:03 PM
I think it's pretty obvious what 2014 iOS game I would recommend. 

As for iOS VNs to stay away from, I would skip the iOS version of If My Heart Had Wings.  Stick with the PC version.  The "free-to-pay" structure of IMHHW iOS is nonsensically stupid and the iOS version lacks voiceovers. 
55  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 08, 2014, 08:23:48 PM
Every decade has its ridiculousness, especially in fashion, where we ask ourselves, "What were we thinking?"  Whether it's dayglo color of 1980s fashion or the ludicrously baggy JNCO or Kikwear jeans of the 1990s.  Then you ask yourself- what extreme is worse?  JNCOs so baggy you could fit a family of 5 in one pant leg, or the current trend of "nut hugger" jeans that are so f'n tight you can barely walk in them?  
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 08, 2014, 03:43:33 PM
45 mile club ride today.  It was a C-pace (~14mph) ride.  I did a C+ pace (~16mph) ride last week for 36 miles and it kicked my ass, so I wasn't sure if I could do that for another 10 miles.  Turns out, I should have done the C+ again.  Still, it was a fun ride, though not enough hills for my wacko tastes.  In our group there was a father-daughter duo and when we had about 10-12 miles to the end, the daughter completely hit the wall.  So she and her dad dropped off; the dad was perfectly fine (he's a more experienced rider).  I did not witness this happen and didn't know until another rider told me, because at the time I was pulling the group because the ride leader had started to fade earlier on.  So, no, I didn't get a chance to save the damsel in distress and be a hero. 

bonked!

I need to get back into riding with a group. helps keep you motivated and accountable for putting in a better effort.

Without a doubt.  Plus, with a group, you're more visible so cars are less likely to hit you.  "Car back!"
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Girlfriend Rescue on: September 07, 2014, 06:19:02 PM
I too enjoyed Aldorlea's stuff back in the day (Millennium even won indie RPG of the year in our 2009 GOTY feature).  Hell, I enjoyed a LOT of commercial RPGMaker stuff.  Eternal Eden by Blossomsoft is still one of the most polished JRPGs I've played in recent years, and it incorporated some good ideas that I hope more games try out. 

But I'm sorry to say that I'm jaded now.  I see one RPGM game, I've seen them all.  An RPGM game needs to stand apart and above to get my attention.  And if I can get a super duper professional quality game like Revolution 60 for my iPad for less than half the price of a commercial RPGM game, then you can bet your sweet ass I'm going that route, because a lot of indie devs are totally upping their game. 
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 07, 2014, 06:09:38 PM
Does FF still have the brand power to be system seller?  Perhaps.  I mean, yeah, because we're RPG fans already we're picky and jaded.  We believe that while Final Fantasy used to be a vanguard flagship, it's not a vanguard flagship any more.  A lot of the elitist backlash toward FF15 sounds similar to the elitist backlash a lot of people had toward FF7 back in the day.  But more mainstream game fans who only play RPGs once in a while could be a different story.  

I don't see JRPGs dying, though.  Yes, a healthy portion are on handhelds and tablets, because of such a wide userbase and a lower cost of admission.  The global economy hasn't fully recovered and people are still strapped for cash.  Upgrading hardware every few years is just not financially feasible for a lot of folks.  Classic and classic-style RPGs for iPad are a commodity.  Kemco only releases traditional JRPGs for tablets and they crank out so many it's not even funny.  Yeah, most of them are mediocre at best, but they're at least recouping enough costs to keep afloat.  Not too shabby for a one trick pony.  And that's not even looking deeper into things like Kickstarters or other mainstream RPG series like Persona and Disgaea taking a bigger share of the pie.  Hell, Idea Factory and Compile Heart fans buy those games in droves (regardless of any reviews) keeping stuff like Hyperdimension Neptunia afloat.  

People still want JRPG style games.  The fact that several JRPG style games were successfully funded on Kickstarter is proof of that.  Money talks and people speak with their wallets.  However, I think the future of the genre lies in the smaller developers and the indie gaming scene, be it Japan or elsewhere.  
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 07, 2014, 05:40:21 PM
45 mile club ride today.  It was a C-pace (~14mph) ride.  I did a C+ pace (~16mph) ride last week for 36 miles and it kicked my ass, so I wasn't sure if I could do that for another 10 miles.  Turns out, I should have done the C+ again.  Still, it was a fun ride, though not enough hills for my wacko tastes.  In our group there was a father-daughter duo and when we had about 10-12 miles to the end, the daughter completely hit the wall.  So she and her dad dropped off; the dad was perfectly fine (he's a more experienced rider).  I did not witness this happen and didn't know until another rider told me, because at the time I was pulling the group because the ride leader had started to fade earlier on.  So, no, I didn't get a chance to save the damsel in distress and be a hero. 
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 06, 2014, 02:13:22 PM
Jawsh- You are correct.  I live in southern New Jersey, somewhere between Philadelphia and Atlantic City.  That route you linked to sounds freaking AWESOME!  

The October bike-a-thon I'm doing through Chester county PA is supposed to be delightfully hilly.  
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