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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: Today at 10:08:34 AM
...I'm not surprised to find out that Hideaki Anno's the president of the studio that made that. ^_^; Because I relate a lot of his works on a disturbing level, and while he's not actually involved with this one, it still hits home way too hard. I know it's about Otaku-ism or whatever, but on a personal level I find that there are a lot of scenes that...aren't very different from delusions, experiences, metaphors, and dreams/nightmares I've had in the past, and I feel it could be just as easily used as an allegory for sexual repression/addiction. I dunno if I should go into detail or not...like, I had a whole big thing planned out, but I dunno if it'd be worth it or just be too weird, and it involves things I don't even talk to my therapist about...

Interesting that it was able to touch at you in some way.  I thought how the video 'looped' by the end was perfect at trying to chip away that deeper meaning.

Yeah, thanks for sharing. Lord knows I never would've watched it without your recommendation. Only thing I didn't like was that I was kinda hoping for a "solution" by the end, but I feel like the guys who came up with this kinda came to the same conclusion I did on both fronts (I can relate to both the otaku-ism part and the meaning I found in it):

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where it'll just kinda eat away at you until you eventually succumb. I think the very last bit might've been saying "but maybe there's still some fight left even after that," but maybe I'm reading too deeply now...

Dunno if I needed to spoiler that but better safe than sorry.
2  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: November 24, 2014, 12:19:50 PM
Been watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. Part one was rocky, but I'm 2/3rds of the way through Part 2 and it has been fantastic so far, I can hardly wait to see what comes next! I might have to lower my expectations for part 3 at this rate, since it's supposed to be sillier and more episodic/road-trippy.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: November 23, 2014, 04:11:21 PM
This is NSFW.

Again, this is NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK.

http://youtu.be/wf070oAX028



The Japan Animator Expo is going on and one short film in particular called "ME!ME!ME!" is getting a lot of attention in particular.

...when you start watching, it might be easy to see why. 

At first I thought this was pandering to an otaku audience (certainly some reactions to it still enforce that), but there's obviously something else going on as the exotic and sexually euphoric energy is substituted by a much more depraved, lost, and horrific tone that is a lot less pleasurable and much more uncomfortable.

Here's a summary worded better than I could ever hope to:
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ME!ME!ME! is an animated music video, a horror story, an indictment of otaku culture. A young man lies, sullen and empty on his bed, drowning his lost love in an oversexed haze of bishoujo figurines, impossibly sexy idols, breasts, fluids, video games, and violence, a cycle of alienation and loathing from which he can't escape.

Maybe that's giving it a little too much credit (even though it's much more clear). But if you take nothing else away from it, then it's certainly one hell of an animated music video with great dance beats, unique/pleasant vocals, and a catchy beat.

tl;dr: EVA-styled escapism on XTC with a sick beat.  Enjoy animated mind-fuckery!

...I'm not surprised to find out that Hideaki Anno's the president of the studio that made that. ^_^; Because I relate a lot of his works on a disturbing level, and while he's not actually involved with this one, it still hits home way too hard. I know it's about Otaku-ism or whatever, but on a personal level I find that there are a lot of scenes that...aren't very different from delusions, experiences, metaphors, and dreams/nightmares I've had in the past, and I feel it could be just as easily used as an allegory for sexual repression/addiction. I dunno if I should go into detail or not...like, I had a whole big thing planned out, but I dunno if it'd be worth it or just be too weird, and it involves things I don't even talk to my therapist about...
4  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Destiny on: November 18, 2014, 12:32:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZXsjd9je3o

I very much agree with this vid actually, still on the fence about the expansion.

That was fun to watch, and the dude has a surprisingly soothing voice...to the point where I zoned out a few minutes in until he showed Phantasy Star Online footage. Now I want to play PSO again...
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 15, 2014, 10:38:05 PM
Just want to mention I'm glad the combat's gonna have more weight to it, though I'm sure it'll take some getting used to.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 11, 2014, 05:46:37 PM
Just want to mention: I never did try KOTOR. I just don't like Star Wars enough to want to play an RPG set in that world. That just sounds so weird to me...

...Yet for some reason I signed up for the Old Republic beta, which explains why I keep getting those stupid emails...
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 11, 2014, 05:13:12 PM
That's more what I was hoping for, yes. Looking over the review again, it does sound like a very interesting game. I don't know when I'll be able to pick it up (depends on what I do on Black Friday/Cyber Monday), but I'll keep it in mind. Thanks.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 11, 2014, 03:35:21 PM
...Problem is, Bioware games tend to start slow narrative-wisem too. I accomplished fuck-all in Dragon Age: Origins after 5 hours; I barely made it out of the starting area in Baldur's Gate after 5 hours; and the story didn't even start by the time I got bored with Neverwinter Nights, which I'm pretty sure was after 5 hours. I'm not entirely sure about Jade Empire, because I spent waaaay too much time talking to people in the beginning of that game to get a feel before I gave up only...3 hours in I think? I don't think I even completed the tutorial, but I figure that one's on me...

It's not like I'm asking for much, either - just something within the first hour that propells the story forward, or gives me a good reason to look forward to later events.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 11, 2014, 03:02:17 PM
Funny, I was just gonna come in and ask a question about this game, but then I read the review and it answered it immediately:

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My adventure began as most Bioware journeys do: with a slowly-paced, restrictive, and relatively humdrum introductory sequence that gave way to one of the most open, colorful, and cohesive game worlds I've ever dived into.

In other words, it's going to be another fantastic game that I will get bored with after 5 hours and never touch again, like every other Bioware RPG that wasn't Mass Effect, because Bioware doesn't understand one of the most basic ideas involved in starting a narrative: a hook.

:sigh: Please tell me this is an exaggeration. I'd like to believe Mass Effect 3 won't be the last game from them I'll ever enjoy...but I don't want to waste money on games I won't play yet again...
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: November 09, 2014, 07:10:02 PM
Actually...I don't think Lufia ever came to the Wii VC. It was supposed to come at one point, but never showed up before the Wii U came out. So still we wait...
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 06, 2014, 01:36:43 PM
I was quite pleased with the Direct. It was nice to see more Xenoblade, and now Splatoon, Captain Toad, and Code Name STEAM are high priorities for me. I never cared for Majora's Mask (Great storytelling, but I couldn't stand the gameplay), but I'm glad people will stop begging for it now...

Oh, and Duck Hunt! Might be worth $6...
12  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 05, 2014, 12:46:31 PM
Oh geez, I just realized I wrote Waka-mole...Wakka-Mole...I'm very tempted to photoshop that...
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 05, 2014, 09:17:43 AM
I'm almost done with Demon's Crest, but I need to do this stupid headbutting mini-game in order to get the best ending, and it's sooo hard...it's like waka-mole, but you have to jump, and there's a delay every time you try to whack that you have to account for, but 1/10th of a second can mean the difference between making contact and being just off...ugh...guess I'll focus on Lost Odyssey for now...
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: November 04, 2014, 06:45:13 PM
^Please, Nintendo, announce Donkey Kong Country 1-3 for the Virtual Console. I'm tired of all 5 of the people who still care about VC whining so loudly about their absences...
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: November 04, 2014, 02:36:03 PM
Played Lost odyssey until I got to the first Dream novellette. I do not regret playing this game again.
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