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826  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 5th Anniversary Edition on: July 16, 2013, 03:29:45 PM
The unveiling of Klyde's living room decor!!! (and one of the many reasons he does not have a girlfriend...)

827  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 16, 2013, 03:21:49 PM

I too am sorry to hear the tonality of your last week or two hasn't precisely been rosey.... You are indeed one of those people, whom for whatever reason, I feel for when I read of your misfortunes. Sometimes it truly feels as though we are swimming upstream so to speak. I myself have certainly had some upstream moments in the last month or two.

I've always wanted to try some gross dessert to let me die happy and cross it off me bucket list.  I think the unhealthiest think I've ever eaten is KFC or funnel cakes.  I want something terrible.  Yoda, please show me 'round the good ol 'Murica and its tastiest and bloatiest patisserie!

I too fantasize about being able to sample some artery clogging morsels. Given the condition of my guts, this of course is out of the question as for the last month or so anything outside the realm of knox gelatin, plain cod and organic spinach is enough to make me call off work.

As for the news in Klyde's realm...

I scored some old Gundam model kits this past weekend. Not a gundam fan really, but the price was right and they have strong nostalgic value (i loved these as a kid).

The event incited a massive re-do of the decor of my living room at 4 am the other night. I need to show someone the result of my late-night labors and have no one so I choose to show you guys! I'll spare "Haps" thread and throw them over in the photo thread for anyone who cares to see.

PS to Dice, If a pre-assembled gundam model will cheer you up I'll send you one. Shipping is on me :) Just PM me.
828  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: July 16, 2013, 02:55:47 PM
Just when you guys decided you've had enough of Disgaea...



829  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Crown (Vanillaware RPG, now 2013 all regions) announced for PS3/Vita on: July 15, 2013, 03:40:29 PM
DRAGON'S CROWN [JP] PV2 -- atlustube, YouTube

Trailer shows Systems, Cooking, PvP Arena and more.

This last trailer here really put me over the edge. I am disgusted with the street date for this one. I would play the hell out of this game if it were not for the fact that it comes out the same day as Tales of Xilia.

This is officially the biggest release conflict of 2013 for me. Even though its not really a conflict because I'd play a new tales game over pretty much anything else.... I would certainly be "day-1-ing" this one otherwise...
830  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 12, 2013, 07:57:30 PM
Later to be adapted into a sitcom?

Well I guess the guys who bought the script are still working out the kinks. Most networks seem to be afraid to try and dance around all the adult content...
831  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What do you want out of PS4/XBone RPGs? on: July 12, 2013, 07:05:00 PM
A.)I would love to see some franchises brought back to life in the next gen in home console spendor. I needn't list them as most of you can guess which... and yes most of them are all pipe dreams at this point but no one said I need to be realistic with my wishes now did they?

Moving on...

B.) I really just want to see a bit more traditional stuff on home consoles. I may be of the minority but I am not sick of turn based gameplay in the least. In fact I feel starved for a decent turn based epic. I'm presently loving the combat of Atelier Ayesha. I thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, visual, overworld map and many other elements of Ni No Kuni even if the story was rather forgettable. I want to see some of these directions mashed-up in something a wee-bit more grand.

C.) I want to see IF/compile hearts finally get some games out with higher production values and whatnot. I really feel uber-good things are to come from them in time. Again, I am probably of the minority in this belief.

D.) I want more bright and bubbly fantasy.

But in truth I think my particular apetite for RPG's can pretty much be satiated with...

Two things: I want more Japanese games to receive English-language versions and I want a movement *away* from AAA titles.  Give us more indie $5 RPGs, more small-studio $20 RPGs, and more self-publishing options, and give me a good amount of variety within those. 

I can't really sum it up better than that.
832  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 12, 2013, 04:33:52 PM

Go forth, my son Kylde, and be well in all efforts
Do many great works and
tell your story on the parchment
of human flesh 

Holy crud! All this time I've been sending my prayers to the "boss"... I didn't know it was you Yoda!!!

I thought I recognised you, Klyde.
^Clearly referring to his baking days.

For me, it's more that I really don't find myself skilled at anything I actually want to do. My talents lie in non-fiction writing, math and other logical-minded things, and that's about it. Math I find incredibly tedious and boring and writing, well... I have nothing to write about because I don't really do exotic things or have interesting friends, and I am terrible when it comes to research.

Not trying to unload, just trying to clarify my situation without saying too much.

No, you fool. You were supposed to be surprised that Mongoose worked for a power company. Look what happens, I go to put on pants and somebody ruins a good joke. :)

Nah you guys got it all wrong...

If you all only knew the grandious mis-adventures of Mongoose and myself. Luckily for you all hollywood just contacted us for the script. In 2015 (give or take) keep an eye out for "Klyde gets Goosed (based on a true story)" on the silverscreen. They even got Cory Feldman to play me...
833  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: July 12, 2013, 04:20:37 PM
Not really a fan of the current bundle selections. Where's the normal game + guide option without the extra crap? :-\ Heck you can't eve pre-order the guide by itself.

Come on... you can't deny the cuteness of those Etna and Flonne figurines!

But truthfully, I bet if you just got an LE with the guide and e-bayed the rest of the stuff you'd end up breaking even. Think of it like doing a little extra legwork to get the game and guide for free :)
834  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 12, 2013, 03:54:57 PM
Let me know what you think of Sorcerer Hunters and we can talk about it and stuff.  One aspect I definitely like about Sorcerer Hunters is the music.  And even though the dub is nowhere near as good as the subtitles, that's where some of the best one-liners emerge.  I'm reading the Sorcerer Hunters manga right now (I just finished vol. 7 out of 13) and it's great.  The manga is a LOT better than the anime.  The TV series is fun (even if it kinda strays from the manga and doesn't have the most comprehensive ending), but the OVAs are priceless because they stay truer to the manga. 

I recently marathoned Cowboy Bebop (series plus movie) and realized why I fell in love with that series in the first place.  Heck, I named my car Faye Valentine the day I bought it.  (I got a 2010 Honda Fit 3 years ago with a blackberry pearl finish.  I saw the anime-eye headlights and the color and instantly thought to myself, "Faye Valentine" and I have a picture of Faye hanging off my mirror.  My bandmates always comment on the Faye picture whenever I'm driving, so maybe one day I'll get 'em to watch Cowboy Bebop too. 

I might have to re-watch Outlaw Star once I get my hands on that series (be it rental or keeper) since I've been thinking about it as well lately.  It seems the artist for that was also the artist for Thousand Arms and I didn't realize that. 

Dincrest you never steer me wrong buddy. I just watched the first 2 eps of Sorcerer Hunters online and had to order the complete collection DVD to enjoy in higher quality! LoL!!

I am going to hold off on watching more til it arrives but I really want to dig into this series. What I gem a totally missed out on here. While it is obviously too early to tell how much I will enjoy it, it has such a Slayers meets El-Hazard "feeling" to it coupled with a very "sega cd/working designs rpg-flavor" I can't imagine not being totally in love with this. Straight out of the era that got me into anime in the first place, this box set TOTALLY deserves a spot on display in my living room. Thank goodness the amazon seller offered expedited shipping....

And on the note of outlaw star. While it may not be the most stellar series ever I loved it for the characters. Particularly Aysha Clan-Clan (sp?). The cast alone was enough to make that prove pretty memorable for me.

Klyde, if you enjoy the bizarre style of Penguindrum then you need to see Utena (assuming you haven't already).  I liked Penguindrum, but it still doesn't come close to matching Utena in my opinion.

Actually, I've been slowly rewatching Utena over the last couple of months and I still enjoy it.  I feel like it's one of the very few shows I will never tire of rewatching...the layers of meaning are so thick and numerous I feel like I learn something new every single time.

Grande-Gratitude for your suggestion Kevadu! You know my tastes pretty well so I'm confidant I will enjoy it. Utena will be on deck post Sorcerer Hunters.

I craft myself anime watching schedules which can only accomadate one new series at a time... strange I know, however more then one new series at a time and I run the risk of short circuiting my simple brain with over-stimulation.

As far what I am rewatching... up to episode 250 of Dragon Ball Z. Its incredible how good something this bad can seem to me.
835  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: July 11, 2013, 04:17:54 PM
The previous Disgaea strategy guides have been pretty damn good , they're not just the average Prima Guide(and that original Phantom Brave one was flat out amazing), but I'm not sure if there will be enough changes in the formula to warrant a purchase.  I picked up the SE version without the guide and will probably just use the GameFAQs message boards if I'm looking for tips.

Thanks for the tip! I just saw that the stock for the LE with the strategy guide is already below 50 percent so your prudent response is mondo-appreciated :)
836  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: July 11, 2013, 03:57:43 PM
I've been meaning to post for a week or two now after finishing up penguindrum. What an interesting series.

I can't really think of too many, if any, others I can really compare it too.  Very artfully done, the comedic series is constantly taking sharp turns into thought provoking psychological sequences that keep reminding you that there is truly something to pay attention to here.

The storytelling and the way the plot unfolds is a little disjointed and confusing but comes together well enough as things progress. The content is riskay enough at points to curl your toes and would almost be enough for me to call it in poor taste if it weren't pulled off concurrently with story development and some real artistic integrity (by way of actually being pertinent to the plot). Sorry if that is a bit vague and confusing but I am trying to keep my impression void of spoiler-ific details.

And while most of the characters are nothing to write home about, the character of Dr. Sanetoshi really appealed  to me.

All in all I'm not saying Penguidrum is great but if your in the mood for something of a very different flavor than what you may be used to, it is worth checking out.

The blend of humor and mind-f*** that is executed here is of high and rare caliber indeed.

I actually think now, upon completing and understanding things a wee bit better, I could really appreciate a rewatch of the series. That is something you will rarely here me say, even of some of my favorite series.

Since it's summer and I was thinking about the guilty pleasure anime thread, I re-watched Sorcerer Hunters.  I don't know why I love the series so much, but I do!  The manga's solid too, and I'm now re-reading those.

Since I so love your taste in games, I had to check this out when I read your post... A 1995 fantasy anime series I have never seen... you have officially made my day and totally sealed the deal as to what I NEED to watch next good sir! Thank you :)
837  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 11, 2013, 03:25:56 PM
I thank the boss above for tattooing each and every day. If I didn't have that life would be pretty grim for Klyde.

But I wasn't always a tattoo artist. No sir.... I have tried my hand at many things. Flower arrangements for funerals, baker, dildo saleman (yep, you read that correctly), tree trimming (manual tree trimming mind you, that is crawling up the trees by hand) for the power company, treasure hunting (I can elaborate if anyone cares for me too) and the list goes on....

Point being, I agree that good schooling does not necessarily equate to a good wage. I made decent money (decent enough to survive comfortably at least) doing all of the aforementioned, none of which required a degree. The ultimate truth, for me personally, about money is as follows... the more motivated I am to make it, the more I tend to accumulate. End of story.
838  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nippon Ichi's Project: D "Disgaea D2" on: July 11, 2013, 03:10:31 PM
I'm torn on which LE to get. I haven't looked at a strategy guide outside of gamefaqs since the PSX era and don't know what to expect really. Would grabbing the big LE with the guide prove useful for post game content? I wouldn't crack it open (the guide) until I hit post game for fear of spoilers but I do feel having a guide for this sort of title might be worth it.

Any opinions on guides from folks who are not sick of Disgaea? Hell, with dwindling interest noted, I'd appreciate the offered perspectives of those who aren't terribly stoked about the game as well.

I just really don't know what published guides even cover and I heard some real lousy feedback about the bradygames guide for disgaea 4 being horribly incomplete.

839  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Yumina the Ethereal: A new ecchi JRPG for Agarest War fans on: July 10, 2013, 06:46:14 PM
Lets face it, there is a spectrum of content that can qualify as "mature" or "adult". Take films with R ratings for instance. There is world of difference between an R-rated skinimax flick and say the Matrix Reloaded. Games are no different. I think RPGfan is simply exercising their right of content control on the site, in regard to the games they cover here as responsibly and tasefully as they could.

Now, with that said, I am sure there is a decent plot somewhere amongst the sea of soft-core porn flicks that propell said title into the realm of something "greater" or more "substantial" than most other similar films. However that does not mean it is going to be, nor should it be, reviewed and covered by the same critics who are looking at the Matrix Reloaded.

Ok... so my film example sucked... but you get the point.
840  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: July 10, 2013, 03:16:02 PM
That monkey is too cute. :O

I need it.

I don't want to talk about how much money it took to win that monkey. I'm sure I could have bought something much cuter :/

Klyde... you look like an actor but I can't quite get my finger on who.
Crispin Glover.

Haha! That is a new one!! With alarming frequency people who come into the tattoo shop think a portrait I did of Kurt Cobain is actually a self portrait (oddly enough I'm the same height and weight as Kurt was as well) but generally anyone old enough to have witnessed a young cory feldman finds me to be the spitting image. I see the cory, not so much the Kurt... That glover gentlemen looks like what I could have looked like if my body matured beyond that of a 16 year old boy-LoL

I just want to be Klyde damnit!!

YES! haha

but a more anime version of. ...

(hey... Klyde has been using less ellipses... I hope he's okie...)

Yea, I've been trying to curb the ellipses. They lose their power with over-use. Best kept reserved for when the time is right.
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