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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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5956  Media / The Soundroom / YouTube is the greatest website in the history of the world. on: September 23, 2006, 10:40:01 PM
Deg, we can only hope that our future progeny have the metal in their blood like that.  That little girl rocking out to Divinity Destroyed gives me hope for our future.
5957  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment on: September 22, 2006, 04:26:36 PM
Song of the moment is still "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5.  The bassline in that song is still pure sex to me.  And the bass tone on that recording... orgasmic.  THAT is what a bass guitar should sound like in my mind.  

I finally found some sheet music for it (you would think it'd be easier to find Jackson 5 sheet music books/transcriptions; I LOATHE tab) and that bassline is tougher than it sounds.  Getting the syncopation, timing, feel, and mojo on it *just* right is tricky.  Personally, I think that "I Want You Back" or most any old Motown should be studied by all bassists.  

The song's awesome.  The music from the Jackson 5 was incredible and it harkens back to the time when Michael was still a fresh-faced kid and hadn't gone completely batshit insane.
5958  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Things you canít bear in RPGs on: September 21, 2006, 08:34:03 PM
dasch- then avoid Thousand Arms like the plague.  The protagonist is a horny womanizer who dates all the girls in his party, has women in various towns he hooks up with, and the fanservicey humor is over the top.  

I liked Thousand Arms, though, because it was just so ridiculous.
5959  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Contact on: September 20, 2006, 10:49:47 PM
Heh, it gets interesting when you think about that both Earthbound and Persona use modern settings and they're so different.  

I'm not expecting Earthbound at all.  Okay, if the humor is in the Earthbound style, great.  I liked Earthbound's style and humor but wasn't fond of the gameplay.  Seems to me Contact has dynamic and varied gameplay with the quirky humor of Earthbound.
5960  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Contact on: September 20, 2006, 06:42:06 PM
...you know, I think Contact will be one of the few times I've played an RPG/adventure around the same time as a whole bunch of other people in the RPGfan populace.  Either I'm late to the party or at a whole 'nother party.

I think the last times I played an RPG around the same time as a whole bunch of RPGfanners was PSO and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment.
5961  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #3 on: September 18, 2006, 08:25:05 PM
I got a cheap import copy of Exodus Guilty NEOS for Dreamcast so I'm playing that a little to see how the Hirameki US releases differ.  Thus far, content in the US version is in tact, but the Japanese release is a lot more interactive than the US releases.  You get to choose which way to go so you feel less led around by the neck, and you can switch between scenarios at will so you're kinda doing Past, Present, and Future almost simultaneously rather than one at a time.  This is important since there are hints given in one era that help you solve conundrums in other eras.

It's no secret that I love Exodus Guilty.  I gave the Hirameki US releases positive reviews and I can't wait for vol. 3 Future.
5962  The Rest / General Discussions / A more "Mature" Mario on: September 18, 2006, 05:40:34 PM
Steroid Ness frightens me.
5963  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Contact on: September 17, 2006, 12:35:19 PM
This game seems awesome; like Earthbound on steroids or something.  I'm in.

EDIT:  Well, my copy's been preordered.
5964  The Rest / General Discussions / No wonder you have less than 500 members... on: September 15, 2006, 10:25:12 PM
You mean like this one?  http://www.magictrips.com/dining/kitchensink.shtml  

(You fine folks have caught me in my silly mood right now.)

EDIT: Marsh- love the baby cannon picture.  I'm surprised I haven't seen it used yet in Nim Ben-Rueven and C. Spliedt's "Chemical Corporation Baby Funnies" comic in the Rutgers Daily Targum newspaper.  

Egg Baby cannon!
5965  The Rest / General Discussions / No wonder you have less than 500 members... on: September 15, 2006, 07:38:43 PM
Right.  I'm just an arrogant, pretentious adult.  *dodges the barrage of rotten tomatoes being thrown at me... and the odd chair.*
5966  The Rest / General Discussions / Game Journal #3 on: September 15, 2006, 11:30:02 AM
Thanks to Damian's (Sensei Phoenix) wife addicting me to Princess Maker 2, I managed in my limited free time to complete another scenario.  This time I named my daughter Strapping Younglad and though I thought I was a worse father this time around, she was actually appreciative, though
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I got the domestic training ending where she trains to be a housewife.  Darn, and I thought I'd get a church ending since she took a lot of theology and worked a lot at the church.
 I'll tell you, not going out adventuring certainly cuts down the playing time.  

I still think when she says "Strapping is such a pretty name.  I love it" is funny.
5967  Media / The Soundroom / YouTube is the greatest website in the history of the world. on: September 11, 2006, 09:09:03 PM
This is so freaking adorable.  It's a 2 year old girl rocking out to the song "Void" by Divinity Destroyed.  This kid's got excellent taste in music.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g17P81VD2vs

The metal runs deep in this one.
5968  The Rest / General Discussions / 9/11 on: September 11, 2006, 07:30:35 PM
I had just started my MA studies at NYU when the attacks hit.  I was living on West 3rd street, barely a handful of subway stops from WTC.  I could see the towers from my across-the-hall neighbors' window.  

Just the weekend before, some friends and I were standing at the corner of my apartment complex and one person pointed and said "look, the twin towers.  The towers look happy."  

I slept through the incident until my neighbor was frantically knocking on my door telling me to check the news because some fucked up shit was happening.  I was in shock.  My phone line was down, but thankfully I could still internet, so I e-mailed everyone I knew and posted on every message board community I was a valued member of to say "I'm okay."  

I was shocked, disgusted, and completely beside myself.  I wanted to do something, but also felt helpless.  So I decided to take a walk and see what was going on at the local hospitals and see if I could maybe donate some blood or something.  The crowds outside the hospitals were massive and people were getting turned away.  Either way, I had a great time just walking around NYC, everyone was really friendly and I talked to so many random people.  I've always thought NYC was a very warm and friendly place and this further confirmed it.  NYC= the greatest city in the world, bar none.  

I hadn't eaten anything all day.  I was too disgusted to eat.  But my neighbor invited me over to dinner.  She had cooked up a storm and was feeding all of us on our floor.  

For the next few days, lower Manhattan was under lockdown so I couldn't get in or get out.  I was pretty much stuck in the NYU vicinity, but it didn't matter.  Everything I needed was there, and my new friends were all there.  

For weeks afterward, the air was pretty thick.  You could smell the rubble from my balcony for weeks and there was lots of black dust on the balcony.  

The NYU professors were extremely supportive of us.  One of them had a husband who was a fireman summoned to the WTC.  Another one was on the news talking about effective ways parents and teachers handle children during such a trying time.  Another one managed to bend university policy in a few ways to ensure that we all had bonus opportunities to do well in her course.  

I have a friend who was on the 61st floor of the 2nd tower and barely made it out with his life.  

September 11, 2001 was one of the most intense times of my life.  But not even 9/11 could dampen my spirits.  In fact, I still look back to my years at NYU living in NYC as the absolute best couple of years of my life.
5969  The Rest / General Discussions / No wonder you have less than 500 members... on: September 11, 2006, 06:59:50 PM
...eh, such things happen when you become part of a new community.  When you move and start at a new school, you'll have people help you out, but you'll also have others give you shit for walking down the wrong hallway at the wrong time.  

If you think what was said in the introductory thread was mean, bullying, inflammatory, and whatnot then you're getting your underwear tied up in knots over nothing.  

You broke a rule, you were pointed out the rule, someone from the peanut gallery pointed and laughed... and now you get into a hissy fit over it?  Get over yourself.  To me, this is pretty normal for what happens in any community, real life or otherwise.  If you can't take some joshing, ribbing, whatnot, then you need to develop a thicker skin and not let some little intarwebnet thing ruffle your feathers so much.      

We know what flaming is.  There was no flaming.  Suck it up.
5970  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment on: September 10, 2006, 03:40:09 PM
My song of the moment is "I Want You Back" by the Jackson 5.  Sure things are/were fucked up with the Jackson clan, but the Jackson 5 era was when the music was the best.  

When I heard "I Want You Back" on the radio the other day, I was like "whoa!" because not only is the bassline in that song totally awesome, but the bass tone is, to me, what a bass guitar should ideally sound like.  Sick, man.  That round, soulful P-bass Motown throb but with clarity enough for finger funk lines.  

When I had you to myself
I didnt want you around
Those pretty faces always made you
Stand out in a crowd
Then someone picked you from the bunch
One glance was all it took
Now its much too late for me
To take second look

(chorus)
Oh baby give me one more chance
To show you that I love you
Wont you please send me back in your heart

Oh darlin I was blind to let you go
But now since I see you in his arms
I want you back
Yes I do now
I want you back
Oo oo baby
Yeah yeah....naw....

Trying to live without your love
Is one long sleepless night
Let me show you girl
That I know wrong from right

Every street you walk on
I leave tear stains on the ground
Following the girl
I didnt even want around
(chorus)

Abuh buh buh buh
All I want!
Abuh buh buh buh
All I need!
Abuh buh buh buh.....
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