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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 20, 2015, 09:22:45 AM
...I don't know who that guy is...I really want to, though...
The only cool character in star ocean 4.

Why is it that everytime I see a cool redhead (who's totally way more awesome than the main character will ever be), the game is all like: "Oh, you'd like to have him in your party, wouldn't you? That's too bad! Guest party member is all you're going to get, if you're lucky!"
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 20, 2015, 03:30:32 AM
Maid and butler classes? 0_o

It makes some sense with the concealed weapons and all, but I have no idea why you would bring a maid/butler to the battlefield. So they can pour their lord some lovely tea between turns? There's no good reason to bring and that makes them highly suspicious, which removes all the sense the class could have made.

...

Now I kind of want them to serve tea. Make the tea have similar effects to dances/songs! I really like the idea of having my paladin rush back after hitting the enemy, drink a refreshing cup of lemon tea, and then rush back for a second attack with his regained energy. Intelligent Systems, make it happen!

(For a moment I wanted to shorten Intelligent Systems to IS, but that doesn't work anymore, does it?)
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 19, 2015, 07:26:17 AM
That said, my top 10 for the OP's site would be:

Time and Eternity
From the Abyss
White Knight Chronicles (1 & 2)
Beyond the Beyond
The Granstream Saga
Criminal Girls
Lunar: Dragon Song
Lufia: Ruins of Lore
and two Idea Factory/Compile Heart games of your choice.

How about Chaos Wars and the first Mugen Souls?
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 19, 2015, 03:34:29 AM
You mean flat and weak like the avarage loli girl? I don't want them to moe up my games even further :(
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2015, 04:19:57 PM
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Also make sure you are staying hydrated. Not just water, but electrolytes and stuff. I know when I get dehydrated my fingers swell up to look like sausages. Delicious delicious sausages.

I eat and drink right according to my GP and that dietician I saw a couple of years ago (and my eating habits haven't changed in years). Actually, now that I think about it, a few weeks ago I was at this convention where I didn't have time to drink enough and had salty pizza for dinner, and my legs felt normal. Probably shouldn't make that a habit, the whole drinking half of what I usually do and eating crap, I mean. I could try adding some extra salt to my dinner, though. Or, does anyone know of any healthy salty snacks?

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@Tomara Try a tooshie cushion. More comfortable seating always helps.

Hmmm... my desk chair has seen better (and softer) days and I should have a suitable pillow somewhere (and if not, I could make one like right now with my fabulous crafting powers).
51  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2015, 10:46:52 AM
Annubis, the swelling is not that dramatic, fortunately. Besides, I figure that's something even my GP would have noticed.

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I'd say cool it with the 3 hours of daily exercise? That seems a bit excessive to me. But then I'm a lazy slob so take my athletic advice with a grain of salt.

It's nothing intense, mostly 20km/h cycling with some 25km/h here and there. And it's not all at once either. It's mostly divided into 30-60 minute chunks (unless there's some anime to binge watch, hurray for my exercise bike!).

Besides, isn't this what's supposed to be a normal amount of moving around?

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Chair height, make sure it's just right so that your feet are resting on the floor but not pushing against it. Also make sure that there's no pressure applied to your joints which would bend them in a way they aren't supposed to (like resting your foot on its edge that will apply minimal sideways pressure to your knee). Lastly, get up and have a little walk when you feel your legs getting stiff, maybe do a little stretching to get the blood circulating.

Yep, I got that all right. Well, actually, I haven't tried the stretching yet. I'll try that, thanks :)
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 18, 2015, 08:02:39 AM
I usually hear about them before I see the actual movie.

Hey, do you guys have some tips& tricks for painful legs? Mine start to hurt when I sit at my desk for longer than an hour or two without big breaks and that's kinda really annoying. Moving around (cycling, walking) make things a little better and I do so for 60 to 180 minutes a day, but it still builds up over the day. (And I can't get into by favourite boots later in the day, as my legs have usually swollen up by then).
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top 10 RPGs Poll on: May 16, 2015, 04:47:56 PM
1. Xenoblade Chronicles
2. Tales of the Abyss / Tales of Vesperia (I can't choose!)
3. Valkyrie Profile
4. Persona 4
5. Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu
6. Disgaea
7. Terranigma
8. Lunar Silver Star Story Complete
9. Atelier Totori
10. Etrian Odyssey III

Something like this, I think. I've played way to many RPGs to really narrow it down and there's little rhyme or reason to the order I put them in. So... yeah. Ys is cool though, wish there was room for that. Or maybe some Ogre Battle. Final Fantasy Tactics was amazing. Suikoden, Odin Sphere, Radiant Historia, Chrono Trigger, lots of MegaTen... I like too many things :(
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2015 on: May 15, 2015, 06:35:51 AM
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
10. Time Hollow
11. Paper Mario
12. Touch Detective
13. Etrian Odyssey IV: Legend of the Titan
14. Atelier Shallie
15. Evoland
16. Adventure Bar Story

17. Mind Zero
Do you know what Mind Zero said when it saw the word 'mediocrity' in the dictionary? I am thou... Thou art I...

18. Z.H.P.: Unlosing Ranger vs. Darkdeath Evilman
I feel smart when I get all those references to Japanse popculture, but I probably shouldn't.

19. Persona Q
The labyrinths deviated more from typical Etrian Odyssey fare and I'm glad they did. Love how creative the FOE behaviours were. The big twist was pretty obvious after the third labyrinth, but I don't hold that against the game. With this type of thing, knowing how long and difficult the path is you have to follow is part of what makes it so horrible... Anyway, my absolute favourite thing in the whole game was that scene where Kanji crochets new shoelaces for Ken. That was impossibly adorable! So adorable, I'm willing to forgive them for accidently calling crochet knitting a couple of times.
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 14, 2015, 04:57:42 AM
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Also OG Citan was more of a family man than a bro and his wife was probably the character that got canned (especially since it sounded like she got offscreened during Shevat's fall or the Wels-ageddon; which sucks because it was also implied that between the two of them, she was the superior fighter).

I meant literally canned. O, wait, I think I'm remembering Perfect Works again. Wasn't there's some disease that decimated the lower level population?

(His current family is cool, though, despite them getting so little screentime.)
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem If on: May 13, 2015, 06:30:45 PM
If most of the difficulty nerfs are optional, fine, but Nintendo should forget what makes Fire Emblem what it is. It's not Fire Emblem if the game doesn't guilt trip you into restarting a level ten times because a character you don't really care about died, or convince you to hoard decent weapons and make nearly everyone use iron stuff just in case right up until the final battle. Also, no pulling punches during the story segments either! Kill off entire generations and make Game of Thrones look like Care Bears in comparison!
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 13, 2015, 06:19:04 PM
My liking for Dunban makes me..a little angry that Fiora is his sister, because man she's awful,

To be fair, as far as siblings go, this 'Citan' is probably the luckiest. Anything is a step up from Shion (you're too good for her, Allen!), and original Citan's siblings were probably canned before the game starts.
58  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 13, 2015, 06:10:20 PM
Episode 4 of Cordon was... wow. Harrowing. That poor kid...

Okay, spoilers incoming:

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You see, there's this dorky teenager, a chubby redhead who's first seen being bullied by his classmates.
He fights back and gets detention as a reward.
That's right before the area is isolated and as a result he's stuck in his school for the weekend, all alone.
He uses a school laptop te watch the news and eats candy bars he stole from a vending machine.
You figure his home is somewhere outside of the cordon, but in the third episode he's seen calling his dad, begging to be allowed to come home.
The scenes at home are short, but it's pretty obvious his dad is pre-occupied with his business (he's losing a lot of money because of the cordon) and his mom would rather worry about his sister.
During the first food distribution he can be seen in the background, no parents in sight.
They probably sent him out figuring he may already be infected.
During this episode, you first see him in a brief scene in which his parents are looking under the weather.
Later on, we're following the police officer who's stuck in the cordon again. He's on patrol.
We hear a girl ask him for help, desperately. Would he please come with her? It turns out to be the kid's sister.
The house is dark, except for the living room. There must be atleast a hundred candles there. The parents are laid where the coffee tables used to be. Dead.
The police officer sits down on the coach where both teens are sitting, overwhelmed.
"You did a good job. Where you careful?"
"He did it all by himself."
"I cut the back of their clothes open. I saw it on Six Feet Under."
"Will they be buried tomorrow?"
"Probably sooner. Tonight."
Not much later, a video shows up on the internet of police offers burning corpses in a back alley.

Poor kid. Now he and his sister are all alone. Sure, their neighbours are a nice elderly couple, but the last time we saw them they were hugging. They could be dead by now. (Please don't be dead, elderly couple!)

I didn't like this character much at first, because the actor seemed to be one of the more inexperienced ones (he's a real teenager, not a twenty-something pretending to be one), but he's growing into his role. This character is also very much the underdog. He may not have the cunning of one of the female tech expert or the strength of the police officer, but he's a good kid trying to do the right thing, despite everyone in his life having such low expectations of him. It's hard not to root for him. I hope he'll be okay, though that may be too much to hope for right now...

However, the real cliffhanger of this episode was communications related. Up until now 'the ghetto' and the outside world have been able to stay in contact thanks to cellphones and internet, but now the government seems to be deadset on killing communications by jamming cellphones and the like. They're hoping it'll quiet people down, but people have already pointed out this is highly unethical. It's pretty obvious the plan will have some side effects. Tech savvy people will probably find ways to circumvent it, and I'm sure people outside of the cordon won't be happy with the government censoring its own citizens and taking away the only thing that's keeping families and friends on both sides connected.

The idea of losing the means to communicate with the outside makes the cordon that much scarier. It feels like they're stripping away a layer of the victims' humanity. Even if it's all through tech, communicating with others is part of what makes us human and taking that away seems extremely cruel. The virus has already destroyed one way of communicating: touch. Now speech is going to follow and it's not because of a natural phenomenon but people taking it away deliberately.

Sorry for the long post. Despite Cordon airing late in the evening, I can't really bring myself to go to bed right after. Kinda have to let it sink it, maybe talk about it. It is/was also on the BBC with English subtitles and I bet those are floating around somewhere on the net, so if anyone's up for some Belgian drama/thriller and willing to fangirl with me, that'd be awesome. If it helps, you could pretend it's a prequel to Hatoful Boyfriend, or something.
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 13, 2015, 05:49:37 AM
I'm quite glad I don't give a flying fuck about what costume my character's wearing.
Curently playing Xenoblade 3D. I mostly just see them as an inconvenience.

Naked Dunban on Valak mountains, yo. And everywhere else.

Yeah, but Dundan isn't affected by the cold. He dodges it.
60  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 09, 2015, 08:37:53 AM
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Yes, I realize this pretty much eliminates any potential of reselling it if I wanted to..c'est la vie!

Hey, some people pay top dollar for modded figures.

(I don't have the money for figures like this either way, but I do like your version with the lively eyes more)
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