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1  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 07, 2016, 01:05:58 PM
Given the description, its kinda impossible to guess (he's basically described almost every Hentai in existence). Also, welcome to the Internet Mickeymac92, enjoy your new found adulthood.

To be fair, I was trying to say as little as possible since I wasn't sure what kind of reaction I was going to get even mentioning anything related to hentai. The fact is that it wasn't any worse than what I had been encountering since I was 14 that made it so horrifying for me, because never before had I been forced to think about what was actually happenning. Granted, I still usually try to avoid darker topics, but I've been through so much of this stuff that they no longer affected me even whenever I happened upon them.

This time I enountered a game that was exactly what I expected it to be - a dark story about black market sexual slavery and torturous revenge, set in a modern-fantasy world at war. And almost immediately I regretted not just booting up the game, but pretty much everything I've viewed for the past 7 years, simply because the images I've encountered for so many years were finally given context in ways I couldn't ignore. The only positive thing I could say is that at least it didn't try to romanticize the concepts, but considering the player is still expected to be aroused by the content on-hand, I can't help but disgusted.

And again: I knew all of that beforehand. I was wlling to tolerate that, enjoy it, even. And that is why I am now scared of myself.


That isn't even going into why I played it, as there's more red flags and twisted ironies than I can properly keep track of at the moment. Starting with the fact that it seems to be in the same series as a Hentai OVA that is pretty much the reason I stay far away from animated hentai...

I guess I could mention that the game is called "Prisoner Market", as I feel it is a dead giveaway as to what it entails.


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That aside, I guess I can go play some real games now....................oh hey, I have portable handheld gaming devices, I could've been using these this entire time.

=|

I'm gonna go play Pokemon in the vein hopes that it'll somehow restart my entire existance. Have a nice day, everybody.
2  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: February 07, 2016, 12:26:54 PM
@Mickey:

... Oh god that song was really popular when I was in highschool. SUDDEN CHILLS AT THE REALIZATION OF THE PASSING OF TIME anyway

Sadly, I know this feeling too well...
3  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 07, 2016, 05:02:08 AM
I've been mulling over something for over a half an hour now, but considering the unscrupulous nature of material in question, as well as the high level of shame and disgust I feel towards myself and others, I'm finding it difficult to vent my feelings amongst good company. And I feel it must be public in some form - it's the only way to make up for the utter lack of common sense I've displayed in a 24-hour period.

So I must express it the only way I know how....that doesn't involve interpretive dance:

Oh Hey, Mickeymac, What Did You Learn Today?

ABSOLUTELY FUCKIN' NOTHING (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻


Oh wait, except for that >1 minute period in an eroge that by all logic I should never be anywhere near*, where in only a few short bits of dialogue, I learned about all kinds of horrible things people can and do to other human beings. All of which the protagonist was openly rewarded for, in ways that would make even Adolf Hitler go "WTF?!"

Now excuse me while I go sit in a corner, mulling over where my life went wrong...


* I should note that it does not involve underage children, but that doesn't make its content any less horrifyingly revolting. I should also note that the h-content barely started by the time I deeply regretted my decisions.
4  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: February 07, 2016, 01:32:32 AM
"Over my Head" - The Fray

This was one of those cases where I couldn't really get into the song simply because I wasn't catching or was mishearing or interpretting the lyrics. And yet in this case, it didn't really change my perspective of the song that much. It's pretty easy to tell it's about a guy in a bad relation that's about to bust, even when I wasn't catching it all. The only thing that changed was that I could accept that was a very good song about a guy in a bad relation that's about to bust. And I'm not just saying that because it's from a band that I seems to automatically put me in a melancholy mood 5 seconds into any one of their songs. Usually that's because I have some personally connection to the song (which sometimes doesn't even have to be related to song itself in anyway).

In this case, I feel like I kind of understand what the singer is going on about just from the lyrics. Which I always find impressive, at least for pop songs (or, well, songs that I hear on public radio, which I always assume are as pop as pop can get) since they almost universally sing about these interpersonal relationship stuff that I struggle to comprehend even on the most basic levels. I don't have any sort of personal references for these things, and in this case, it sounds even more personal than usual, and yet it still makes me feel things on a level that resembles understanding. I don't seem to encounter that often.............although, admittedly, I don't usually look for it, either.

So Bravo, "Over My Head", and of course, The Fray, you have earned my respect.

And now I am not going to listen to you for a while. Because you make me sad, and I have a ton of other things in my life that do that already, many of which are far more potent, so I don't more sadness right now.

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Iron Maiden - Aces High

Note to self - I need Iron Maiden songs for my iPod (I only ever got one album from them for some reason). Aces High is probably a good start.
5  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 07, 2016, 12:06:48 AM
To be fair, Adam Jensen does look ridiculous...

Not that Aiden seems terribly fashionable either.  It seemed like they were mostly just excited to see somebody normal...

If dressing like someone who is about to rob a bank, after having recently robbed a Salvation Army clothing pick-up...is normal? I mean, I guess it is, and it certainly fits the theme of the game (..."Anonymous'/Internet Pirates' wet dreams encapsulated, melted down, and poured into the stock-standard AssCreed cast at Ubisoft's money-making factory"), but I honestly would be more than a little suspicious if I saw a guy walking around the neighborhood like that, unless it was an unusually cold September morning...

EDIT: Oh hey, the game actually takes place in Chicago (I though it was more west, like California for some reason. That's GTA: San Andreas...) in October, I guess the fashion makes more sense than I gave them credit for...

...Okay, it wasn't really much of an edit, I knew that the entire time, I just wanted an excuse to write AssCreed. =P
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 06, 2016, 11:50:27 PM
I've been taking it easy this week trying to recover, but I guess I had been taking it too easy, since I apparently neclected to shave this entire time, and I had already been putting it off way longer that I felt comfortable with before.

So I am pleased to announce that I no longer look like a disheveled hobo. Or maybe David Hayter/Wolverine, had I given it a couple more days...

...now my face is cold...
7  Media / General Games / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 03, 2016, 03:44:17 PM

Pretty much the exact same thing I said when I saw the news. Which was quickly succeeded by a "why?!" and a "huh..."
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 5 on: February 02, 2016, 09:19:56 AM
Yeah, I like Anne.

I feel like there was someone else who looked cool, too? Or was that Anne before we saw her trailer?

EDIT:

It was Anne. Well, at least we proved judging a book by its cover is a viable option. Now excuse me while I go angrily point at books.
Take that, Tom Sawyer!!!
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 02, 2016, 09:05:56 AM
Oh crap, they have Mission Ranking in Trails of Cold Steel...my achillies heel...guess I don't have to rush through TiTS then...
10  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 02, 2016, 09:02:50 AM
@Mickey:

Oh man. I had epididymitis when I was like 15. That was fun. I mean nowhere near what you were going through -- that just needed antibiotics -- but uh... it does lead to this persistent dull ache that occasionally flares up.

Oh wow, hadn't heard of that one, but it sounds really sucky, especially if you have the chronic kind...sorry to hear that. Does it still only require antibiotics when it flares up again? I didn't read that far down the WebMD page...I can only read so much about medical-related stuff before I start having sympathy pains...


Not sure I remembered to mention it before, but the worst part so far has been a sling that's supposed to be holding gauss to the operated part of the scrotum. It's most likely the reason for the bow-legged-ness, and I can't take it off until...about 40 minutes from now...

Also, I slept for 11 and a half hours, like a rock, and I'm sure if my alarm hadn't gone off, I would've slept a lot longer...and I still feel like crap. My neck and back at least are all sore from the stupid hospital bed, plus the flu shot I agreed to is what's hurting my left arm. The legs were from standing up for 3 hours straight in a weird position waiting for to be discharged (which took way too long when I only had to sign to little sheets of paper). If the crotch pain is mostly from the sling, and not just residual from the operation, then I might be in full condition in only a couple days.

But, until then, I'm going to be in a lot of pain. =(
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 01, 2016, 09:46:15 PM
RE: Pain

Spoke too soon. Morphine wore off. Now I feel like I was hit with a truck...while riding a bucking bronco. I'm gonna try to get into my pajamas so I can rest, but it's tough to take off jeans when you're suddenly bow-legged...
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: February 01, 2016, 09:36:11 PM
I find it more hilarious that ZZTers of all things gave me an actual definition.
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: February 01, 2016, 06:26:30 PM
Atelier Annie arrived the other day, so I started on that. Was having a good time before I get the option to build stuff. Now I am paralyzed by choices...

On a side note, being in a hospital gave me plenty of time to think.

Gust x Nintendo - yay/nay?

Also I suddenly want New Style Boutique 2. Not sure if it's in America yet...?
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 01, 2016, 04:53:31 PM
That gives a whole new meaning to busting a nut to an eroge.

...I didn't actually get to test out the new patch, yet. =S


Oh yeah, also, I didn't get a wink of sleep in the Hospital. But that's not unusual, I'm terrible when it comes to adjusting to new places...the first night always leaves me on edge, and with all the new people, sounds, lights, and smells, there's no way I was getting any sleep that night...
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 01, 2016, 04:34:29 PM
My sleep cycle had been really fucked for a while now, to the point where I felt I needed a week off from work to reset it (with the help of Melatonin, I guess), but I didn't see that coming in the foreseeable future.

Until I looked at my schedule for this week, and say I was only scheduled for a single shift on Friday, and that's it! Heck yeah!

Throw in some packages I had been waiting for arriving on Saturday, and the release of a new patch to an early access eroge game that I had been anxiously waiting for, and this week is nearly perfect! The only thing that could possibly make this week better, is if I randomly succumbed to the most excrutiating pain imaginable, and had to get surgery on my scrotum.

Well asketh, and you shall recieveth!*

* FYI: Heavenly gifts are non-refundable, nor exchangable.

...at least the hospital stay was short, and we got there in time before my tortioned testicle died. The pain mostly subsided after the surgery, too, and it seems they did some stuff so it shouldn't happen again. Hurray for the continued future of possible MiniMacs!
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