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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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 on: Today at 05:17:04 PM 
Started by glassjawsh - Last post by glassjawsh
^^

This

So simple...

 2 
 on: Today at 05:15:08 PM 
Started by glassjawsh - Last post by PrismFlux
What about just posting a screenshot of the data? Do you need people to interact with the data?

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 on: Today at 05:03:04 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Dincrest
I finally made my aforementioned big life decision.  I've decided that 2014 will be my final year playing with the band.  I love music and it's been a great ride (both with this band and my prior bands), but hot damn that whole "touring band" lifestyle's REALLY taken its toll on me and I look forward to closing that chapter of my life.  I have other priorities in my life that demand my time, energy, and attention.  

So, yeah, Dincrest will be hanging up his "rock star" spurs.  This was a super difficult decision and one I've been twisting myself in knots over for months now.  I'm not the type to make snap decisions, I always think them through often to the point of overthinking.  

The band is obviously not happy about this development.  It's like a painful breakup with a significant other (or in this case, four significant others).  But I gotta follow my heart and know when to say "enough is enough."  I think they'll be alright, though.  They existed for years before me and will thrive after me.  

EDIT: And Mesh, yes.  I naturally do walk fast and with a wide stride.  The only times I don't walk fast are if I have the flu, if my legs are destroyed from a massive bike ride, or if foot traffic's packed like sardines (though I do look for openings to slip through.)  

Looking for a post of mine I missed this bombshell.

Damn.  I'm sorry, I know over the YEARS this has been a big thing in your life and you've shared a lot of it here on the 'Fan as well.  I'ts for good reasons I assume, but I hope you still enjoy some wicked jam sessions with them or get into some new musical project.  You're a talent!

Meanwhile, I've loved all the bike-a-thon posts.  It's great you can do something for good health and for a damn fine (albeit tragic) cause.  You're giving hope to people; all charities do, I'm sure.  I have channeled "DIN" on my gym runs...  I still have little vitality, but it helps the fight to keep it going.


Believe me Dice, this was NOT an easy decision, but I firmly believe it is the right decision for me.  And I'm glad I'm an inspiration for your workouts.  I've had a lot of people tell me that lately.  I take it as a sign that the direction I'm steering my life into is a good one.  And, not gonna lie, I do use this song to help me pedal stronger and faster up hills like Onoda in YowaPeda: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RrshPMtH0CY

As for Freudian psychoanalysis, yeah much of it is bupkis nowadays but if it weren't for Freud's (and later on Jung's) bizarre theories, psychology as we know it would not exist.  The fact that the human mind and imagination can veer off into such twists is pretty damn fascinating.  I was a psych major in college so I do respect Freud's contribution to the field. 

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 on: Today at 04:26:15 PM 
Started by Aeolus - Last post by Dice

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 on: Today at 04:22:26 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Dice
Got a few of those, dunno if it's the ones you want

I am getting a nice collection of reactionary gifs though.  I'm oddly happy about it.














Black girls!

Bonus round

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 on: Today at 03:52:38 PM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Aeolus
I wouldn't entirely go that far.  JENOVA is quite possibly an alien virus,  not a space monster (in the Xenomorph-style) or even a self-reliant organism.  We don't know exactly the time frame of JENOVA's arrival and its relationship with the Ancients to say enough about how much of it falls under the specific cliches you mentioned.  In the virus theory, the reason why JENOVA is initially thought to be an Ancient was because she had infected an Ancient's body.  The body itself was just a random nobody, but the cells contained a viable virus sample.

Which, of course, is entirely another major science fiction cliche in itself.  But cliches and tropes aren't necessarily bad.

In my opinion the worst offender in ridiculousness in the lore was making the Ancients super-powered aliens who could "speak" with a planet they had never been to before.  It does explain why the Ancients don't assimilate with the Lifestream when they die and gives Aeris the deus ex machina excuse of helping the party/world through death in the ending, but I can't help but feel it's backwards.  Shouldn't those who settle and remain on the planet be the ones capable of "speaking" with it?

Unrelated, but before the compilation and I had read proper translations of VII's dialogue, I always thought that the Ancients were something akin to Geomancers.  I find that more satisfying than them being aliens. Even if they could have been aliens that came from X-2's world.

Re: JENOVA. Tomaeto, tomahto. Its why I likened it to the Miticlorians of Parasite Eve in the first place. Whether JENOVA is just a space virus or a space monster made of Cosmic Rays or whatever. She/it serves the same purpose.

As for the Ancients, I thought it was the other way around. The Humans are the ones who came from some primordial ooze off some space rock during prehistory (or maybe a couple of apes hanging off a space rock that used to be a planet until the DOOP mined it hollow for Dark Matter, whatever) while the Ancients were the Planet's original inhabitants until the JENOVA space mutant plague wiped them out. That, to me, is why they had a greater affinity with the Planet versus the Muggle Humans (and then Red's Grandpa's infodump suggests that it really doesn't matter if a person is an Ancient, Human or otherwise, as long as they're living and not a threat to the Planet (the Planet basically puts JENOVA on ice because it can't deal with it otherwise), they'll get sucked into the Lifestream and intermingle shat back out as a new lifeform in a new life). I think that's the implication in regards to Sephiroth's comment to Cloud in Nibelheim (or was it the Temple of the Ancients).

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 on: Today at 03:47:51 PM 
Started by glassjawsh - Last post by John
I think this is an issue of the fact that Word uses non-breaking spaces versus the fact that most websites us breaking spaces (where it will ignore multiple spaces).  I would recommend putting your document on a public Google Drive document and posting a link to that.

 8 
 on: Today at 03:22:09 PM 
Started by glassjawsh - Last post by Annubis
Try using the Insert Code

Code:
Lunar 1:                          I love it
Lunar 2: Revenge of the moon      I love it even more

EDIT: yeah this doesn't work so well either... and it's black text on black.
The forum won't allow multiple spaces except in code though (afaik)

 9 
 on: Today at 02:59:58 PM 
Started by Dice - Last post by Cyril
I wouldn't entirely go that far.  JENOVA is quite possibly an alien virus,  not a space monster (in the Xenomorph-style) or even a self-reliant organism.  We don't know exactly the time frame of JENOVA's arrival and its relationship with the Ancients to say enough about how much of it falls under the specific cliches you mentioned.  In the virus theory, the reason why JENOVA is initially thought to be an Ancient was because she had infected an Ancient's body.  The body itself was just a random nobody, but the cells contained a viable virus sample.

Which, of course, is entirely another major science fiction cliche in itself.  But cliches and tropes aren't necessarily bad.

In my opinion the worst offender in ridiculousness in the lore was making the Ancients super-powered aliens who could "speak" with a planet they had never been to before.  It does explain why the Ancients don't assimilate with the Lifestream when they die and gives Aeris the deus ex machina excuse of helping the party/world through death in the ending, but I can't help but feel it's backwards.  Shouldn't those who settle and remain on the planet be the ones capable of "speaking" with it?

Unrelated, but before the compilation and I had read proper translations of VII's dialogue, I always thought that the Ancients were something akin to Geomancers.  I find that more satisfying than them being aliens. Even if they could have been aliens that came from X-2's world.

 10 
 on: Today at 02:43:43 PM 
Started by Yoda - Last post by Holykael1
Dice, could you please link the "flabbergasted black dude gif" for me, I have been trying to find an instance of it here since you use it occasionally but I can't seem to find it.

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