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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 20, 2016, 09:22:26 PM
Had my second date Tuesday night. It ended with a kiss, so I'd have to say it went very well.
2  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 20, 2016, 06:35:42 PM
Been a while since I posted here. I got my platinum in Trails of Cold Steel 2. I have decided that the best pairing in 2 is Rean/Laura. Which is nice because I like Laura. Still need to finish my third playthrough for import though.

Started Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth. Basically at the end of the game. Need to spend some time grinding to get all Digimon (minus the Pre-Order DLC ones *shakes fist at Bandai Namco*), but I'm saving that for the weekend.

For now, I am playing Exist Archive. Still early in the game. I'm not sure how I feel about it atm. Gameplay is very Valkyrie Profile, but I feel like I am doing very poorly in the game atm. Story is...barebones right now? I think it is just that I am early on still, so I am hoping it gets better once I recruit everyone. For the moment though, I have come across something that I find funny. Every character apparently has a title associated with them. Here are the ones for my current characters:
-Bearer of the Blessed Arm (makes sense considering he has a talking hand)
-Bearer of the Sage's Crown (doesn't make sense at the moment, but I cans see how it could)
-Bearer of the Ivory Shield (she doesn't have a shield, but her clothes are ivory?)
-Bearer of the Spiral Sword (he does use a sword even if not spiral, so makes sense kinda?)

And my final character, is the Bearer of the Twin Tails...no she does not have twin tails. The other female in my party does though. I don't get it. >.>
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: October 19, 2016, 08:54:56 PM
Did we really need another fire-type starter than evolves into a wrestler? ...Sigh.
No we really didn't. But since I always choose the fire starter, Litten will be getting boxed so my true starter (Munchlax) can take the stage instead. Sadly I'll still have to eventually evolve the stupid thing for my living dex.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: October 19, 2016, 05:30:57 PM
^ Did she seriously say "Ain't nobody got time for this"?
Yes she did (apparently). There was one caller who got the misfortune of getting her twice in a row. Really have to wonder about what was going on in her mind in terms of how she thought this was going to work out for her.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 16, 2016, 08:50:47 PM
Some of my reviewers don't like mecha series and even they watch Iron-Blooded Orphans, so yeah, I'd say it's good.

However, that show does have me second guessing my favourite snack. Munching on dates used to be my thing. Now people are going to assume I got it from an anime!
...I'm going to just say I disagree about IBO being good. :p It has its moments (mostly anything involving Gusion/Akihiro, all of which is way too short), but on a whole...it has issues.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 14, 2016, 05:03:38 PM
Appealing to female demographics isn't just about removing some shirts, though. I mean, sure, it can help, but if you really want to draw in those female viewers you need to add more subtext. Make the characters more shippable. Like Gundam Wing.

Anyway, actual haps: I got a compliment! For the first time ever, someone called me a good boss. Most people are just annoyed that I make them stick to the schedule so we can all avoid crunchtime...
Don't you also need to go for bishie guys rather than muscular if you want to really go for a female demographic? Or is that another inaccurate stereotype?
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: October 14, 2016, 05:00:48 PM
New trailer up.

8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: October 14, 2016, 06:31:16 AM
The historian in me is fascinated in how this election will be analyzed in retrospect, especially with whatever will happen in the next 4 years.
Ignoring the high school text books (where in the South at least Trump will probably be portrayed as the victim of dirty politics), I imagine history will judge Trump's campaign the same way as it has analyzed by the news. A poorly run campaign that lost ay chance of taking on a much better prepared opponent due to the thin skin of the man at the top.

And of course Trump is pursuing the absolute worst course of action regarding the recent allegations in trying to sue the NYT for libel. They are going to have so much fun with discovery. I don't there is a winning strategy in his position, but there are strategies less stupid than one. Edit: Oops I was under the impression he had advanced the case. Seems I was mistaken. So I guess he might be going with his standard strategy of threatening to sue and then never actually doing it.
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 14, 2016, 06:21:01 AM
Possible its similar to the whole "half of video game players are women" thing, where men and women are just looking at different products. Anecdotally the women I know watch totally different shows than I do with some occasional crossover. I remember in high school a lot of girls liked watching Fruits Basket and Ranma and I didn't care for either of those. More recently, I've heard the most recent Gundam show drew a lot more female viewers than usual precisely because of some things that their base audience don't care much for (It's only something I've heard, haven't gotten around to watching it yet myself).
...are you talking about Iron Blooded Orphans? Because I am drawing blanks on what in that series would cause it to appeal to a female demographic more than usual.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon Sun & Moon (11/18/2016) on: October 13, 2016, 09:25:53 PM
Oh no, I am double posting!

So most recent Corocoro reveals that type: Null has an evolution. And that evolution basically confirms a theory that had been floating around. Going to spoiler block this to be on the safe side.

Specifically, the lore around type: Null said he was created as a man made counter to legendaries. Some people noticed type: Null had some similarities to Arceus. So the thought was he was created as an artificial Arceus/counter to Arceus. His evolved form basically confirms that as it has an ability called AR (Arceus Replication?) System that is basically a copy of Multitype.

So yeah. Someone *coughaetherfoundationcough* felt that they were doing something which would put them in conflict with Arceus and therefore they needed to prepare counter measures. This is going to be an interesting game.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: October 13, 2016, 06:43:25 AM
this election is totally rigged against people who don't understand domestic policy, foreign policy, social issues or common courtesy

when will this great injustice be corrected

Somewhat related, here's a quote from good ol' Rush Limbaugh (yeah I know) on this whole "Trump is a rapist thing" that's been making the rounds.

You know what the magic word, the only thing that matters in American sexual mores today is? One thing. You can do anything, the left will promote and understand and tolerate anything, as long as there is one element. Do you know what it is? Consent. If there is consent on both or all three or all four, however many are involved in the sex act, itís perfectly fine. Whatever it is. But if the left ever senses and smells that thereís no consent in part of the equation then here come the rape police. But consent is the magic key to the left.


Good news everyone! We might not have to suffer any of this anymore, because we might be on the cusp of Cold War 2: Electric Boogaloo.
I don't know how to react to that Rush comment. It is like he doesn't understand the definition of the words he is saying.

And Electric Boogaloo is an excellent name for cyber-warfare. (and yes I know it is a reference)
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 13, 2016, 06:40:16 AM
While you're probably right, that ratio would be kind of surprising. Looking at the anime conventions I know, it'd be 50/50. The Dutch anime/manga magazine has more female than male reasons (it was something like 60/40, last time I checked). Yet it's also a fact that speed dating events at conventions do tend to attract more men, and that's mostly people who atleast have the social skills to participate in something like that (the people who organise these events usually do some creep weeding and make sure to avoid big age differences between participants).
It wouldn't necessarily be because of there not being female otaku, but because of the expectation of male otaku being their prospects....and the stereotypes surrounding them. I could be wrong, but I imagine that is not what most girls are interested in. Plus I am pretty sure the male to female ratio on "normal" dating sites is something like 3 to 1 already before we factor in creepy stereotypes.
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 12, 2016, 06:28:20 PM
As far as I understand it, Tinder is really more like a game than anything else.

Anyone heard of Hinge?
Only in the last week because there was an article on CNN about them getting rid of swiping.

I feel like an otaku dating site would be the creepiest place ever.  I know the stereotype is that 95% of it would be creepy, gross, and socially inept guys, but how far from the truth? 
Probably fairly accurate. I feel like I probably qualify as an otaku, and I am certainly socially inept and probably somewhat creepy as a result. Then again I would never go to an otaku dating site because I feel confident the male to female ratio would 10-1 at best. XP
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Berseria on: October 11, 2016, 09:02:38 PM
GameStop made the Collector's Edition available for preorder again, if anyone's interested.
Thanks for the heads up. After reviewing the contents again though I think I am going to pass. Probably should get to preordering the normal edition now though.
15  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 11, 2016, 09:00:32 PM
Watched the first episode of season 2 of Iron Blooded Orphans...it was alright I guess? I barely remember anything about specifics of season 1 at this point though. Well I remember that the Gusion Rebake was an amazing suit that got nowhere near the screentime it deserved, and they decided to go with a token casualty in an early episode rather than let any characters die in the final battle against the super overpowered mech of death. Considering that is my recollection of season 1, I'm not completely sure why I am watching season 2. Oh well, I'm going to keep watching for now. Probably a bad sign that my first though when I saw the new characters was "Oh hey cannon fodder so they can kill off characters without killing anyone important."

On a brighter note, Monday's issue of Shonen Jump had a new manga, Amalgam of Distortion. I really like this series for some reason. Hoping it sticks around for a while. It is a bit (a lot?) darker than the normal Jump stuff, but I enjoyed it a lot so I am hoping it gets a good reception both in Japan (so it keeps running) and America (so it gets picked up for weekly translation by English Jump).
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