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1981  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2011, 02:11:12 PM
Yeah, we can just call our moms and eat chocolate cake until we feel better.

Anyway, after a few calls, everything is right again.

-My uncle wasn't joking. My shirt was fairly tight and showed off my flat stomach, which is something most of my favourite clothes (lots of tunics) don't do. Plus, it was fairly hot today, so I didn't bundle up like a lil' old granny.
-I did not insult my sister and she's totally okay with her current weight. Though she does admit being slightly concerned, because my dad's side of the family likes to get morbidly obese by way of stupidity. She wants to avoid that at all costs. Luckily, she's not lazy and stupid, so she should be fine.
1982  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2011, 01:43:18 PM
Well, yeah, I am. It may seem silly to worry about things like weight when you know you're perfectly fine the way you are according to science, but it's not exactly good for your self image of people keep calling you fat. My uncle is known for being snarky, so I'm not even sure it was a compliment. Maybe it looks like I gained weight? But if it was a compliment, did I insult my uncle by pointing out he's wrong? But, if I really look like I lost some, why? And why is it a good thing that it looks like I lost weight? I've always been an extra small-small to begin with. In any case, I feel really bad for saying I look thinner because my sister has gained some weight, because that basically means my sister looks now like I used to look (and still look, I think), which was bad, maybe.

Being a chick is complicated. Just be glad you're a guy :(

1983  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: June 03, 2011, 09:52:32 AM
Visited my sister today because it's her birthday. One guy mistook me for her for a second. Then my uncle said 'You've lost a lot of weight, haven't you'? My weight and dress size have been pretty much the same for 5+ years and I've never been overweight (or even close to it) to begin with. My sister on the other hand, used to be slightly underweight, so I always looked a bit chunky compared to her. Her weight is normal now and we're pretty much the same size. So, that's what I told him and now I feel bad, because that kind of makes it sounds like my sister has gained weight. Well, she has, obviously, but 'gaining weight' has such bad connotations.

Guys, if you ever want to compliment our appearance because we look thinner, don't say anything about our weight! It will always come out wrong one way or another.
1984  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales Series on: June 03, 2011, 05:40:09 AM
I have no problems with Estelle. I just think she adds to the humour of the game, as do Raven and Karol. I don't recall having any healing problems with her, but maybe I just need to play the game normally again.

It wasn't so much healing as running to the middle of the battlefiend and getting her butt kicked. Oh and when she does heal, she has the tendency to go for the most expensive spells that take a lot of time too charge. When you're playing smart and dodging and blocking a lot, you don't really need those big heals. Raven and Karol are just more efficient. Oh and Love Shot heals almost instantly, so there's that too.

That doesn't mean she is a bad character though. She becomes a lot more useful if you spend some time tweaking her AI and give her something to combat the high TP consumption. She also has this spell that forms a ring and pulls all enemies together in the middle of the screen. In my game she was pretty good at timing it so that Rita could hit everything with her spell. It becomes useless after you gain Tidal Wave, but still...
1985  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales Series on: June 03, 2011, 04:41:08 AM
Exactly. She's the kind of person I would actually want to hang out with. That's not something I can say about, well, 95% of all RPG heroines? To be honest, I usually want to throw them off a cliff. Most have some really, really annoying personality quirks. Estelle has a fairly balanced personality. She's so nice and... and... normal.
1986  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales Series on: June 03, 2011, 02:08:55 AM
Is Estelle really that annoying to everyone?

I kinda liked her. She was sweet without acting like a stupid 5-year-old. Also, she likes books. Books are awesome :D

Not a very good healer though. A dedicated healer shouldn't be running around, getting hit by monsters she's trying to attack. In her case, being idle was more productive than attacking, but her AI just couldn't get it right... Luckily, Raven and Karol are pretty good at keeping everyone healed.

Anyway, I've played Destiny, Eternia, Phantasia, Symphonia, Legendia, the Abyss, Radiant Mythology, Symphonia 2 and Vesperia. In that order. People over at [N]Gamer think I'm a huge fan, but I mostly just really like Tales of the Abyss. The other games were fun, but not as memorable.
1987  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 28, 2011, 04:13:21 AM
Mom and dad got us into gaming. Sadly, they stopped playing with us ten years ago. Dad says he couldn't keep up anymore, mom always complains about not being able to see the screen clearly but refuses to put her glasses on. Dad still helps me when there is trouble in hardwareland. We're quite adept at saving PlayStation 2's from the DREs of doom :D

So until my sister and I moved out, we played games together with our brother. My sister isn't much of a gamer actually, but sometimes she just has to play one. For hours at a time if possible. There was that Lufia 2 marathon she did. Played the game for nearly eight hours straight. Oh and the Locoroco incident. It was kind of scary how good the was at that one...


Because you totally need a team of four to play Plants vs Zombies! :D
1988  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: New parent on: May 26, 2011, 12:42:40 PM
Learn to love the pause button.
1989  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: a pet peeve of mine is.... on: May 26, 2011, 02:33:43 AM
Why can't you wear a coat to this thing?

Because if there is a fire, people might die! Because of my coat!

Also, coats may be used to steal stuff from the dealerroom. My coat is magical like a bag of infinite holding and I can totally fit that random 1/8 statue of jailbait moe character #163 in there.

Or that they want to make sure female endowments are more visible?

You could be on to something... There are also very specific rules about where you should wear your badge. On the left side of your chest, which gives the gophers, stewards, staff and security an excuse to stare at your chest when checking badges.

Anyway, I'm pretty sure they have these rules for the sake of having lots of rules. They think it makes them look more important. I doubt they'll ever try to enforce rules like the coat rule, because that would mean they'd have to start a con-wide cosplayer hunt and kick out half of them.
1990  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: a pet peeve of mine is.... on: May 25, 2011, 04:18:33 PM
People who take me too seriously. I mean, sure, I threatened to wear a coat to Animecon next year, because I think the whole 'wearing a coat is not allowed on the festival grounds' rule is ridiculous, but that doesn't mean I hate the whole convention. I just don't like some of the people who organise it and all those stupidly strict rules. Big difference. I mean, dramatically rebelling by wearing a coat, how can anyone take that seriously? Well, some people can, obviously, but still...
1991  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 25, 2011, 03:27:01 PM
I'm getting a Wii for $35! I'm getting the two Trauma Center games and Donkey Kong Country Returns. What other games do I need?

Fragile Dreams! A boy and his blob!
1992  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 22, 2011, 03:02:49 PM
I invited some awesome people over to teach them how to make amigurumi. I never imagined anyone could make crochet sound so dirty.

'So, where do I stick it in? The front or the back?'
'It's too tight, I can't get it in!'
'I think you have to stretch it with your fingers before you shove it in'

It was like playing an Ar Tonelico game.
1993  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: a pet peeve of mine is.... on: May 18, 2011, 02:40:15 AM
Yeah, orbs are those things you find in dungeons and use to defeat the big bad evil with.

... Now I'm wondering what a Zelda game in which you collect eyes would be like. Ew...
1994  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2011, 02:34:35 AM
Estelle is my most hated JRPG character. That's why I like ToV less than the other Tales games I've completed (Symphonia, Abyss, and Legendia.)

I need to play Vesperia in English just to see if this is a localization thing.  Estelle never really bothered me at all.  She's a bit stereotypical, sure, but not in a negative way.  I liked her general disposition, anyway.

Haha she is actually my favourite.  She's sweet, earnest, and cute in a nerdy way.  I never thought her top-to-bottom "pink" was over-bearing.  I found her little figurine cheap too and has been one of two "anime figurines" I have bought and intent to ever buy.

Yeah, I liked her as well and I'm usually the first one to hate the cotton candy princesses. Sure, she was indecisive, but who wouldn't be in her situation? She's just trying her hardest to do the right thing.

My favorite characters are Repede and Raven though.
1995  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 17, 2011, 03:48:42 PM
Today my boss asked me something out of the blue.

"How old were you in 2003?!"

Turns out he saw my name in an old Nintendo magazine from that year. But what does this have to do with my age?

Besides, if he had checked an even earlier issue, he would have found out that I was 15 in 2002 and totally into Legend of Kartia. 

Which is kind of related to what happened in the Dimension Plus today. I bought a game and mentioned that my account was pretty old. He agreed, since I've been a loyal customer since the store opened back in 2000. Then I remembered it's almost 10 years ago I bought Lunar Silver Star Story there (ah, June 7, 2001... I remember it like it was yesterday...). Lunar was my very first imported PlayStation game, the game that pretty much set me on the course to what I am today. Why Lunar? Because RPGfan made me!

So, ehm, you changed/ruined my life. Thanks.
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