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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 18, 2015, 06:23:07 AM
In my dreams I am an omnipotent god. No, really, I destroyed the universe last night, because I couldn't find a nice dimension to hang out in. And then built a new one, because floating through endless nothingness is only fun for like two dream minutes. Tomorrow some NPCs are probably going to try to kill me again, which is a stupid idea, because I have basically every super power from every movie/games/anime/book I've ever watched/played/read.

The NPC's I met last night were cool, though. Bunch of mech pilots, or something. They had a very cuddly cat. I discussed colour codes with the only female member of the team. She wore blue, because she felt it better reflected her calm and motherly nature.

Speaking of creating things, a bunch of members from the P Magazine forum got together and now we're going to build our own website (not with hookers and black jack). We got a few people with technical skill, but the editiorial side is pretty new to practically all of them. It'll be a challenge, but I look forward to helping them set up something that will last. Besides, they're already cracking jokes about my age and how can I say not to being the older, more experiences party member? Those are always the coolest.
17  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 16, 2015, 05:02:11 PM
I try to get a new charm at every anime convention I go to. Some for my phone (got an old one, so no plug needed), a few for the key to the box we keep our craft club's change and earnings in (what do you call those things in English?) and then there's those on the 3DS. Right now it's a cute round tiger thingie (paper mache, I think), a soft little plush dog that doubles as a screen cleaner and a creepy looking star-shaped bell I bought because I wanted to support our nice vendor neighbours but they didn't really have anything I liked and/or could afford.

Now I'm hoping to find a Nyanko-sensei (from Natsume's Book of Friends), one of these would be nice:

But those are from 2013, so I doubt I'll find one XD Fortunately, Nyanko-sensei is a popular character. I'm bound to find another charm I like.

As for recommendations, those little screen cleaner animals are a lot of fun. I have no idea if they still make them (got mine in like 2008), but they're soft, cute and useful. I like that in a charm.

18  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: February 16, 2015, 01:42:14 PM
Strange question time! The old 3DS has one of those hook thingies for cellphone straps. Does the New 3DS have one? I'm actually a 15 year old Japanese girl and I need a place to put cute charms and stuff.
19  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 14, 2015, 09:55:05 AM

Yeah my attempts to fix mine when I had it just got it infected (I'm sure dirty shoes + no socks didn't help either).  It hurt like hell.  And a fifth time???!?!!  Goddamn, I'd probably opt for the same 'removal' and have it be over and done with.  Don't know why I'd ever really need a toenail to begin with besides occasionally scratching my calf when my hands are busy. :P

I haven't had a nail on my left big toe for months now (it suddenly decided to come lose for no apparent reason). And you know what? It's annoying. Several types of shoes became uncomfortable to wear, there's nothing to protect my toe when I bump it and so on. So, respect your toenails! D:
20  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: February 14, 2015, 05:00:08 AM
I only gamble if it's together with my sister. That girl has the most amazing luck in the world. This one time she tried one of those online gambling sites, played for 15 minutes, won a jackpot of over 3000, quit playing right after and put the money towards a replacement for that death trap she called a car.
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The unofficial "recommend me a game" thread. on: February 13, 2015, 02:29:42 PM
Last time you guys helped me pick exactly the right game, so please advise me on my next one. I've been playing Darkest Dungeon on the PC and I kind of what the opposite of that: console game, something colourful and Japanese, it's fine if it's a bit stupid (or really stupid, right now I'm too dead inside to care).

Games in my backlog:
Eternal Sonata
Infinity Undiscovery
Star Ocean 4
Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love
Threads of Fate
Paper Mario
Grandia Xtreme
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: February 13, 2015, 02:19:15 PM
1. Long Live the Queen
2. A Bird Story
3. Choice of the Deathless
4. Child of Light
5. The Sacred Tears TRUE
6. Reccetear
7. Fairune
8. Black Sigil

9. Summon Night: Twin Age
Cute game, exactly what I needed. Dungeons got same-y fast, but since they were all fairly short it never got boring.
23  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 12, 2015, 02:48:57 AM
She won't let you eat bacon? That's mean :( I mean, being vegan is her choice, not yours, right? (I'm a vegetarian and I don't think it's right to force others to follow my lifestyle.)

When I met her I was eating baloney and cheese sandwiches and instant ramen 5 days a week. So she put me on a diet.  It was much easier for her to police my eating habits when they mirrored her own.  I haven't gained any weight in 2 years (I didn't need to lose any to begin with, so staying the same has been ideal) so I'd say our little arrangement has worked.

Alright, as long as you're okay with it. :)

(But don't forget to take your supplements or you'll have a bad time D: )

Anyway, I'm making vegetarian lasagna today. It was originally meant to impress my best friend's new girlfriend, but she can't come today after all and it will just be the two of us. Which makes me kinda worried, because not all girlfriends like it when their boyfriends have female friends, especially ones they almost dated. So... yeah. Oh well, lasagna's always good.
24  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 11, 2015, 01:33:20 PM
She won't let you eat bacon? That's mean :( I mean, being vegan is her choice, not yours, right? (I'm a vegetarian and I don't think it's right to force others to follow my lifestyle.)
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 09, 2015, 08:11:00 AM
Kaito Kid, Kaito Kid! :D

(Look, if Suikoden III can pull off a Detective Conan reference, so can Persona 5. Your move, Atlus.)
26  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: February 07, 2015, 07:06:17 AM
Didn't that nutcase admit he's some sort of troll (who has some serious mental health issues nontheless)? Yep, still an asshole scalper, but his reasons are a little less insane then originally stated.

Well, hope his profits go towards getting some professional help. Dude needs it.
27  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 05, 2015, 09:53:58 AM

Are... are we playing costumed superheroes this time?

More like gentleman thieves (and I'm totally okay with that). It looks there may be some light stealth mechanics involved.
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: February 05, 2015, 03:54:57 AM
I actually ordered my first Amiibos yesterday: Marth and Ike. They were sitting there, Ike in stock, Marth expected within 3-5 days, both for MSRP, so... yeah. Go Europe?

On the other hand, despite most Amiibo being in stock in phsyical stores people are going nuts online. They're trying to sell the 'rare' ones (as in: rare in the US) for insane prices on our equivalents of Amazon. Some online gameshops doubled or even tripled the price of certain Amiibos to make them seem scarce. And the idiots who only follow American gaming news are falling for it...

*Two toy stores I visited last week had nearly all figures from the first two waves in stock, only one I didn't see at all was Marth. The reason they don't have the newer wave yet is because the first two didn't sell fast enough.
29  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Crazy Good Club Nintendo final hurrah deals on: February 05, 2015, 03:34:58 AM
Yay, I'm useful! I'm glad you got some points out of those since they were all DS games ^_^

Club Nintendo is kind of mean, though. Tell your friends? As in "I got a bag and you can't have it cuz Club Nintendo is dead, dead, dead~!" :D

The booklets you get with games come with a Club Nintendo slip of paper (it's usually red and white).  There's a PIN on there you can redeem at the Club Nintendo website (https://club.nintendo.com/) and build up coins to redeem for actual gift prizes or DLC codes for games!
If you didn't know what they were, you probably have a shit load of them you can redeem and you didn't even know it!

Yep! Some extra info: For DS and Wii games they're mostly in Nintendo published games and some random big titles. The older ones may have expired. But you also get them with every 3DS and Wii U game. I think you get like 30-50 coins from one code, so half a dozen games are enough to get one of the cheaper rewards.

Oh, and if it's anything like the European system, you also get a ton of coins with the systems.

I actually did a sweep of my shelves for European codes and ended up with 1500 stars (which is ~250 American coins, since we get 200-250 for every game) and those are just from the past six months.
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 03, 2015, 03:29:39 PM
Be warned, I'm going to complain about work again.

So, the last of 'my' magazines will end, meaning I will have even less work. I already lost one magazine in the shittiest way possible last year (I'll get to that later) and now there's just isn't much left anymore. Magazines are dead, websites pay peanuts (like, a quarter of the rate you'd need to make a living), life sucks for game reviewers who don't have popular Youtube channels.

What also sucks about the death of this magazine is that it actually had a pretty strong community, one similar to this one though a tad younger. They'll have to look for a new place now. I hope they figure something out.

Meanwhile, I'm not entirely sure what I want to do. Writing for websites is okayish. I can't exactly make living that way, but atleast it's some income. Besides, there's more room to talk about weird indie stuff online, which is nice. Mags rarely had room for that. And it's not like I want to stop writing, but... internet commenters are assholes. Really sucks the fun out of it, because I don't have the confidence to not read their comments.

And you know who are also assholes? The people who run the mag I 'lost' last year. It's a long story, but I'm going to tell it anyway. Two magazines - let's call them Magazine C and Magazine P - once belonged to the same publisher. Sadly, they didn't have any faith in P anymore and dropped it. I was writing for C at the time, but P had always been the magazine I liked best. I was in luck. Former editor-in-chief Youri L. swooped in, found a new home for P with another publisher and saved the day. Our hero! I applied and got my first job within a few days.

There was one problem, though. The former publisher did not want 'their' people writing for a different magazine. Which I thought was silly, because I was already writing for two other gaming magazines that weren't theirs when I got my first assignment there. Also, they were like one step away from paying their writers with Monopoly money and it was not like any of us had a contract. Keeping my long term goal in mind (becoming big enough to be able to earn a decent living as a game journalist), I decided to keep writing under my own name instead of using a penname. Big mistake. The way I was let go was kinda... Yeah. The editor-in-chief of C simply stopped responding to my e-mails. It hurt, because we got along and even had some non-work discussions about comics and stuff. Basically, mommy and daddy (the publishers) got into a fight and the kids (us writers) faced the consequences. Awesome...

I guess I'll try to find a job in retail now, or something. Can't be much more soul draining than this anyway.

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