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  1. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? (Anime/Manga) in ~anime

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    I've been reading a bit more of the RE:Zero web novel and it's been pretty interesting so far! Echidona is a very interesting character and I hope I'll be able to read at least up until where...

    I've been reading a bit more of the RE:Zero web novel and it's been pretty interesting so far! Echidona is a very interesting character and I hope I'll be able to read at least up until where season 2 will end (who knows when it'll end, though). The only thing that I'm kind of tired of is that, despite it being translated extremely well, it's not "localized", per se. The sentence structures are all very much Japanese and the way they're structured gets pretty tiresome and irritating to read. It takes me out of the story a little bit, but I'll be damned if I'm gonna stop reading until a certain someone wakes up

    3 votes
  2. Comment on What are some quality mobile games? in ~games

    Heichou Link Parent
    I recently tried emulating Animal Crossing GC on my Xperia XA2 Ultra but after about a half hour it just force closed lol. I've never been able to find Gameboy/DS games that aren't pokemon that...

    I recently tried emulating Animal Crossing GC on my Xperia XA2 Ultra but after about a half hour it just force closed lol. I've never been able to find Gameboy/DS games that aren't pokemon that keep my attention

  3. Comment on What are some quality mobile games? in ~games

    Heichou Link Parent
    I forgot that Stardew got a mobile port! That sounds like a wonderful thing to have on the go

    I forgot that Stardew got a mobile port! That sounds like a wonderful thing to have on the go

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Recommend me a game that _________. in ~games

    Heichou Link Parent
    Shadow of Chernobyl is good. Clear Sky is not. It's buggy and awful. Definitely try the Call of Chernobyl mod. It weaves the maps, NPCs, enemies, weapons, and all that jazz from all three games...

    Shadow of Chernobyl is good. Clear Sky is not. It's buggy and awful. Definitely try the Call of Chernobyl mod. It weaves the maps, NPCs, enemies, weapons, and all that jazz from all three games into a single experience. You can choose a faction to play and a spawn point (populated by that faction), and it's all aimless free roam. Run around, shoot monolith, collect weapons, artefacts, and become death until a loner puts a single bullet in your exoskeleton wearing head and kills you immediately because the weapon mod you installed gave him a gauss rifle. I highly recommend

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Thank You Scientist - Terraformer in ~music

    Heichou Link Parent
    Oh damn, you're right! That song is ~9 minutes of instrumental goodness and I'd be remiss if I were not to recommend it. Definitely check out Rube Goldberg Variations @Kill_Me_Now_World

    Oh damn, you're right! That song is ~9 minutes of instrumental goodness and I'd be remiss if I were not to recommend it. Definitely check out Rube Goldberg Variations @Kill_Me_Now_World

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Thank You Scientist - Terraformer in ~music

    Heichou Link Parent
    Their second album Stranger Heads Prevail seems, to me, to be a much more mature and fleshed out record. Check out Need More Input, Psychopomp, Mr. Invisible, and Blue Automatic. The Amateur...

    Their second album Stranger Heads Prevail seems, to me, to be a much more mature and fleshed out record. Check out Need More Input, Psychopomp, Mr. Invisible, and Blue Automatic. The Amateur Arsonist's Handbook also has a badass violin solo. I definitely wouldn't say it's plain rock without brass, though. It's definitely pretty experimental/prog 😅

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Thank You Scientist - Terraformer in ~music

    Heichou Link
    Took me a few listens but I think I've unpacked a good bit of the song so far. That is a fretless electric guitar in there, and i think it sounds wonderful! I like the more upbeat/poppy sound of...

    Took me a few listens but I think I've unpacked a good bit of the song so far. That is a fretless electric guitar in there, and i think it sounds wonderful! I like the more upbeat/poppy sound of the two songs we have so far, but I hope we get some more grandiose/cathartic songs like the songs off of Stranger Heads Prevail. I would also very much like more violin solos.

    That's also quite the, uh, creative music video

    2 votes
  8. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

    Heichou Link Parent
    Tourette's Guy absolutely contributed to the misconception but I still found it extremely hilarious growing up haha. Wasn't what I experienced but it was neat, to me, to show people that as a...

    Tourette's Guy absolutely contributed to the misconception but I still found it extremely hilarious growing up haha. Wasn't what I experienced but it was neat, to me, to show people that as a stepping point to then teach them the forn I had

    6 votes
  9. Comment on What's a common misconception or misunderstanding you would love to see corrected? in ~talk

    Heichou Link
    Tourette's Syndrome isn't actually just spouting obscenities at random intervals. That's a rare symptom called coprolalia. Tourette's is, primarily, a condition in which the movement center of...

    Tourette's Syndrome isn't actually just spouting obscenities at random intervals. That's a rare symptom called coprolalia. Tourette's is, primarily, a condition in which the movement center of your brain is slightly off, and misfires randomly, prompting you to perform certain actions that your brain decides to retain with no real reason/criteria. Movements like rolling your eyes, cracking your knuckles/neck, opening your mouth very wide, coughing repeatedly for no reason, sharp exhales/inhales are all examples of possible tics, and these are done many, many times a day. Some are even sequences of actions! Coprolalia is a rare form of Tourette's, and you'll likely meet somebody with motor tics before you meet someone with coprolalia. Iirc, South Park "popularized" Tourette's and a lot of people's ideas of it are formed due to that episode.

    19 votes
  10. Comment on Google Pixel 3a: high-end features at a more affordable price ($399 USD, $479 for XL) in ~tech

    Heichou Link Parent
    I bought a midrange Xperia a few months ago and it's been pretty great. I really only need battery life and storage space/Micro SD storage on a phone. I don't take pictures very often at all, and...

    I bought a midrange Xperia a few months ago and it's been pretty great. I really only need battery life and storage space/Micro SD storage on a phone. I don't take pictures very often at all, and I don't play super intensive games. But those things that I don't care for (CPU/GPU, Camera) are what's being improved and put into newer phones constantly, driving the price up. I don't need much, but I can't just pic and choose what I'd like. It's why I'll likely always go for midrange phones, and the Pixel 3a seems really neat

    1 vote
  11. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    Heichou Link Parent
    Oh man I love Cicierega so much. The End and Smooth are so good

    Oh man I love Cicierega so much. The End and Smooth are so good

    1 vote
  12. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

    Heichou Link
    Psychopomp by Thank You Scientist. This is my first foray into any kind of music like this and I'm digging the everloving shit out of it. Blue Automatic, Need More Input, and Mr. Invisible are...

    Psychopomp by Thank You Scientist. This is my first foray into any kind of music like this and I'm digging the everloving shit out of it. Blue Automatic, Need More Input, and Mr. Invisible are amazing, too.

    A good bit of Billy Talent, too. Worker Bees, Where Is The Line, and Covered In Cowardice are great fun.

  13. Comment on What are some examples in gaming of things that were ahead of their time? in ~games

    Heichou Link Parent
    It kinda reminds me of Microsoft trying to make the Xbox a multimedia platform today. Sega wanted that bad boy to have so many cool peripherals it was crazy. I miss expansions for consoles but I...

    It kinda reminds me of Microsoft trying to make the Xbox a multimedia platform today. Sega wanted that bad boy to have so many cool peripherals it was crazy. I miss expansions for consoles but I can see why it's a relic of the past. I actually have one myself, and I'm trying to collect all colors of VMU (So far I have the standard grey, blue, and red) and a few classics. There's a retro store near me (Zia's, if that rings a bell) that I check every now and then for DC games/accessories, but it's usually just sports shovelware. I've been looking for a copy of Jet Set for a while haha

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Do you have any odd or unusual fears? in ~talk

    Heichou Link Parent
    Their mandibles are the worst. Those fuckers gross me out and I'm not usually averse to insects

    Their mandibles are the worst. Those fuckers gross me out and I'm not usually averse to insects

    3 votes
  15. Comment on Do you have any odd or unusual fears? in ~talk

    Heichou Link Parent
    Ahhhh that makes sense as well; like a muscle you have to train in a way. I used to skateboard a whole lot and still do so maybe I'd be a bit more resilient. I'd probably play no matter what,...

    Ahhhh that makes sense as well; like a muscle you have to train in a way. I used to skateboard a whole lot and still do so maybe I'd be a bit more resilient. I'd probably play no matter what, though, haha

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Do you have any odd or unusual fears? in ~talk

    Heichou Link Parent
    I wonder if it's just a genetic predisposition to it, then. That's a bit reassuring at least. I don't get the least bit motion sick on cars, boats, or planes so that gives me hope. Now to cough up...

    I wonder if it's just a genetic predisposition to it, then. That's a bit reassuring at least. I don't get the least bit motion sick on cars, boats, or planes so that gives me hope. Now to cough up 1 grand for a vive and gfx card update (I've been using a 960 for 4 years now)

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Do you have any odd or unusual fears? in ~talk

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    I've heard much about motion sickness during VR and I hope that when/if I'm able to try VR that I don't get it too bad. I've never experienced it before so I'm optimistic! Dunno about being...

    I've heard much about motion sickness during VR and I hope that when/if I'm able to try VR that I don't get it too bad. I've never experienced it before so I'm optimistic! Dunno about being underwater and in VR too, though. Playing VR seems like a huge pipe dream for me, though. Seeing games like Pavlov and Jet Island fill me with real, childlike wonder and I long to freak out about running into nonexistent walls and fabricated heights. Maybe in a few years 😅.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What are some examples in gaming of things that were ahead of their time? in ~games

    Heichou (edited ) Link
    The fuckin' Dreamcast, man. The thing had a telephone line input in the back of it and I believe came with a CD just for using an internet browser. It had games that used an online connection...

    The fuckin' Dreamcast, man. The thing had a telephone line input in the back of it and I believe came with a CD just for using an internet browser. It had games that used an online connection (Phantasy Star Online) before the Xbox (PS2 did have online games as well but iirc it was a bit more finicky to use/not many games had online integrated until well after the death of the DC). The VMUs, while complete and utter battery hogs, were amazing and it's still cool to me that they had mobile functionality with many games. I know Sonic Adventure 2 let you put Chaos from the Chao Garden into a VMU where you could play with it, walk with it, and earn prizes with it, much like a Pokewalker from Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver. Seriously though, they burn through 2 CR2032s in like 3 days. It's not great lol. Seaman was a real time virtual pet (Voiced by fuckin Leonard Nimoy) with built in (albeit not too functional) voice commands with an included microphone. Sega tried a lot of stuff with that console but we just weren't there yet

    18 votes