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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Do you hate your life? on: September 10, 2009, 07:40:55 PM
I don't "hate" my life.  There are certainly elements of it I am "dissatisfied" with, but all things considered, I try to count my blessings and consider myself to be an accomplished and fortunate person.  I have 2 BAs and a solid GPA from a reputable university, I've already achieved the one and only important "dream" I've ever had since I was a kid (living and working in Japan), and I currently make a comfortable salary at a comfortable job in Corporate America.  I've never had to experience financial or health-related worries of any kind.  I have a supportive family and wonderful friends.

That said, most of the "dissatisfaction" I experience from time to time is all related to *drumroll*... women.  I'm 25, I've been "seriously" involved with 5 girls over the last 7 years, and all of those relationships broke down for one reason or another.  I've been through it all... the whole "our lives are moving in different directions" break-up, the "holy shit, you're crazy" break-up, and most recently, the "holy shit, your FAMILY is crazy" break-up.  In all honesty, I've become rather jaded about the entire concept of "love" and "romance" at this point.  I've always been a very active, busy person, but recently I'm becoming busier and busier yet with work and my own interests/passions, so it's becoming harder and harder for me to meet new people.  When I *do* meet new people, I often take a bit of a defensive stance and automatically look a little too hard for all of the potential "red flags."  The whole "dating process" is very tiresome to me, so I often contend with feelings of "I'm kinda lonely, it would be nice if I had someone to share _____ with again..." vs. "I don't have the time/energy to pursue this."

On a similar note, there seem to be two schools of thought about meeting a potential partner: "You have to be proactive and find someone" vs. "Don't look for someone, someone will find you, let life's events take their course."  I've always subscribed to the former philosophy, but lately, I'm leaning towards the latter, because I feel like the harder I try to look for a new relationship, the more disappointed I am when it all doesn't work out.  If anyone has words of wisdom on this subject, I'm all ears.
2  Media / General Games / Re: Blazblue on: July 28, 2009, 10:33:44 AM
gen eric: We really need to play at some point, lordy lord-- you get kof 12 yet? I'm a little disappointed with how free the 'parry' system is, but other than that and some single player grief (lack of stages, bosses, etc) the actual gameplay itself is solid, footsies based, 2D goodness....I still can't believe they took out busterwolf, now I can't rock my ' for casuals only' Terry.

Speaking of KoF12, Famitsu gave it an underwhelming score of 5, 5, 7, 5 (22/40)... as always I take Famitsu scores with several grains of salt, but seriously, 22?  That's disappointing... is it really THAT bad?
3  Media / General Games / Re: Blazblue on: July 22, 2009, 11:02:16 PM
Quote from: Takezo
pps: Arakune is slightly below Rachel and V-13, Rachel is genuinely hard to play well and V-13 is easy mode. She's probably the only character in any fighting game period to have a fully viable, full screen, mixup game.

I'll agree about Nu, but Rachel > Arakune?
4  Media / General Games / Re: Blazblue on: July 11, 2009, 11:54:24 PM
Thanks for thoroughly schooling me Ryan. :P

Hah, anytime. :)  I sucked on my first day, too... Dennis beat me 3 times in a row.  And by "beat me," I really mean "massacred." D:

We should make a "RPGFan" Player Match room one of these days.  Anyone down?

5  Media / General Games / Re: Blazblue on: July 10, 2009, 12:06:36 AM
6  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: July 06, 2009, 06:30:05 PM
Dude, Tachi: Koki enhances Treasure Hunter. :P
7  Media / General Games / Re: Blazblue on: July 06, 2009, 06:14:24 PM
@Akanbe and Gen

Everyone moans too much about "spammers," especially over on GameFAQs.  I main Jin, and admittedly, I use the "ice car" frequently.  Not because it's particularly good... in fact, if instant blocked, it leaves him quite vulnerable to an opponent's combo, especially if the opponent is a Noel or Taokaka.  I use it because 90% of all the players online don't have the common sense to BLOCK IT, and if they can't block such a common and predictable attack, they don't deserve to win.  But rather than the true "scrubs" owning up to the fact that they have a hard time w/ simple concepts like "blocking," they'd rather complain about character balance, cheapness, etc. 

Yesterday it was Nu, today it is Jin, tomorrow will be Noel... That's 25% of the entire character cast, heh. :P

I'm Level 28, I've fought ~130 Ranked Matches and have ~84% Wins so far, and although the "ice car" has been a part of that success, nothing thrills me more than an opponent who actually BLOCKS IT and puts up a good fight.
8  Media / General Games / Re: Blazblue on: July 02, 2009, 04:54:59 PM
I'm picking up BlazBlue (PS3 Version) when I get off work tonight - Feel free to add me on PSN.
9  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: June 24, 2009, 06:31:42 PM
"NO WHITE PEOPLE" must be the new "JP ONRY", haha.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Cross Edge for PS3 thoughts? on: June 08, 2009, 07:05:22 PM
Thus far, I love Cross Edge.  But admittedly, it's a fanboy-ish love... one which might not exist if Aurica and Shurelia weren't in my party. :P
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Forgotten Old Square RPGs? on: June 08, 2009, 07:00:53 PM
Thoren - If you like Live A Live, I highly recommend checking out Rudora no Hihou (Rudora's Secret Treasure) on the SFC.  Brilliant game, and relatively unknown on this side of the ocean.  I'd kill for a remake/sequel to it.
12  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: June 08, 2009, 06:56:05 PM
Considering I haven't logged on FFXI for 3 or 4 months now, I think I'm pretty much "retired" again... at least for the foreseeable future, haha.  Nice to see you all are still having fun and making progress, and I'll see you on FFXIV!
13  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FF XIV!!! on: June 04, 2009, 01:46:27 PM
Unsurprisingly, I'm stoked, and I'll be first in line to purchase it.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Greatest Enemy of the RPG Genre counter argument on: May 26, 2009, 07:01:35 PM
15  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: How can MMORPGs be considered real games? on: April 28, 2009, 03:56:04 PM
Anyone that finds grinding for hours upon hours entertaining clearly has a mental deficiency.

The two most successful franchises in Japan, Dragon Quest and Monster Hunter, are all about grinding.  By your definition, Japan must be an island nation of "mentally deficient" retards then, eh?

YOU, sir, are the tool who has been rejected by society, because if you were a remotely productive person, you wouldn't have time to sit around writing pointless rants (that nobody cares about, mind you) on the internet.
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