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  1. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    3 games, whew. Picked up Pokémon Y again after 7 years (wow, so long?) of not having played it, together with my cousin. Continuing Bravely Default. Tbh I find it kinda boring in terms of...

    3 games, whew.

    • Picked up Pokémon Y again after 7 years (wow, so long?) of not having played it, together with my cousin.

    • Continuing Bravely Default. Tbh I find it kinda boring in terms of characters and plot, and the aesthetic isn't doing it for my either, but the gameplay is nice. Mostly playing this though because someone on reddit loves it and wants to hear my thoughts on it, and my cousin also decided to pick it up.

    • Retrying Drakengard after having dropped it 1-2 years ago or so. I have the strangest relationship with Yoko Taro's games, on the one hand as an "experience" they're quite interesting and good, but I really hate everything he and his games stand for (save for Automata's ending message) thematically wise, so I always feel really conflicted with these. I enjoy his aesthetics and the way he builds atmosphere, but the underlying parts always piss me off. Oh well, I'm planning on playing through 1-3 anyways just for the good parts and then I'll just do something else.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

  3. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

  4. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

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    Tried Solarizing it for a bit (will try a dark theme later), what do you think?

    Tried Solarizing it for a bit (will try a dark theme later), what do you think?

    2 votes
  5. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

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    Okay, so I checked it. Well, I like it overall, but for some reason there's text missing on buttons and stuff. Is that on me or?

    Okay, so I checked it.

    Well, I like it overall, but for some reason there's text missing on buttons and stuff. Is that on me or?

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

  7. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

  8. Comment on Its still rough, but I made a really busy tildes theme in ~tildes

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    Looks great, don't see how it's busy though. Would love to use it.

    Looks great, don't see how it's busy though. Would love to use it.

    3 votes
  9. Comment on What do you think about voting? in ~talk

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    I'm not so sure, I mean if a lot of blank votes show up, that's a more visible and direct signal, and more countable, than a lot of people not voting at all. Not voting at all also leaves a lot up...

    I think an informed--and vocal--decision to not vote gives off a stronger signal.

    I'm not so sure, I mean if a lot of blank votes show up, that's a more visible and direct signal, and more countable, than a lot of people not voting at all. Not voting at all also leaves a lot up in the air as to why they haven't voted, could be that they forgot or had something else come up, while this gives a more clear signal of "they're not satisfied with how things are".

    So does moving to Europe.

    Well, I am European so I'm already speaking from that POV.

    5 votes
  10. Comment on What do you think about voting? in ~talk

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    It gives off a signal that you're dissatisfied.

    It gives off a signal that you're dissatisfied.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (July 2021) in ~talk

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    Not good. Derealization is still going strong since august 2019, 24/7. Most of the existential thoughts have subsided thankfully, but it's still easy to get me worked up over various topics. I...

    Not good.

    • Derealization is still going strong since august 2019, 24/7. Most of the existential thoughts have subsided thankfully, but it's still easy to get me worked up over various topics. I frequently feel anxious.

    • My dad has had lung cancer since a year ago somewhere and it's still not really improving. Tomorrow he's going to have another round of immunotherapy, and the week after that a scan. The thing is, so far the therapies haven't really helped much and it's likely that it'll be the end if the next one doesn't help.. cancer is evil shit.

    • My mom has been stressed out for years now, she's almost constantly exhausted, frequently kinda gloomy and irritated. In 2017 her father (my grandfather) passed away, since my dad got lung cancer she's obviously been deeply concerned about that, on top of that since my dad was the one who always worked we don't have a reliable income anymore and it's possible that we'll have to move in a year or so, she also has to do more chores now and doesn't really get as much help, my paternal grandfather also passed away some months ago, etc.

    • I recently got an internship and that's technically a good thing (I'm building up work experience, finally have something to do after 2 years of passivity and staying home, possibly I'll get a job there, etc), but it's been sinking in that most likely whatever I'll do I'll be stuck in this trap of working from 9 to 5 every day until I'm old and retire, which makes me feel kinda hopeless. The times I have to follow are rough as well, I basically have to get out of bed at 6:15 in the morning every day, work from 9 to 5 and then have to travel back home for like 30-50 minutes. Add things like showering, dinner, going early to bed (11 in the evening) and I barely have any free time left. I also don't feel comfortable around the people there yet. I'm lucky with getting a 3 day weekend however, but I don't expect that it'll be there if I get the full job, or a job elsewhere.

    • I haven't had any friends or anything for years now.

    10 votes
  12. Comment on What do you think about voting? in ~talk

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    If you dislike the system, why not vote blank?

    Then I'll vote. Until then, voting is worse than useless, because it legitimizes a corrupt system.

    If you dislike the system, why not vote blank?

    5 votes
  13. Comment on What do you think about voting? in ~talk

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    The thing is, if everyone thinks that way those 100,000 votes wouldn't be there in the first place. Those 100,000 votes don't appear out of thin air, they're the accumulative result of 100,00...

    I assume that if I vote in an election my vote will literally be counted; the votes for 1 candidate will go from 100,000 to 100,001

    The thing is, if everyone thinks that way those 100,000 votes wouldn't be there in the first place. Those 100,000 votes don't appear out of thin air, they're the accumulative result of 100,00 individual votes.

    12 votes
  14. Comment on New platform launches to bring TV ads to console games in ~games

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    For fuck's sake. Ads are garbage that need to die already.

    For fuck's sake. Ads are garbage that need to die already.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Playing Yakuza Kiwami 2 atm. At chapter 10, just did some substories. I feel like the main stories haven't been as good as 0's since Kiwami, but the substories keep getting better (although the...

    Playing Yakuza Kiwami 2 atm. At chapter 10, just did some substories. I feel like the main stories haven't been as good as 0's since Kiwami, but the substories keep getting better (although the shooreh pippi one from 0 is my favorite still).

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Near, the author of bsnes and higan, has died in ~games

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    I think it's as simple as allowing free speech, but not allowing hate speech or obstruction of other people's free speech. Though that might be hard to define and lead to problems..

    I guess I'm still for "free speech," but allowing abusive peoples' speech comes at the cost of denying marginalized folks' speech.

    I think it's as simple as allowing free speech, but not allowing hate speech or obstruction of other people's free speech. Though that might be hard to define and lead to problems..

    3 votes
  17. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    Mid 00s style music, anime, games, etc.

    Mid 00s style music, anime, games, etc.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on What's something you wish made a comeback? in ~talk

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    There's so much music out there I can guarantee there's plenty of what you're looking for. Maybe start either here or here?

    Music with visceral emotions, like Nirvana was. Most probably it's still out there but I just cannot detect it any more.

    There's so much music out there I can guarantee there's plenty of what you're looking for. Maybe start either here or here?

    8 votes
  19. Comment on What helps keep you off social media? in ~talk

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    Facebook, Twitter, et al: I simply don't really see a reason to use them, I don't have any IRL friends atm so FB is pointless, never got the hang of Twitter, massive privacy concerns (that's why...

    Facebook, Twitter, et al: I simply don't really see a reason to use them, I don't have any IRL friends atm so FB is pointless, never got the hang of Twitter, massive privacy concerns (that's why I'm here actually), etc.

    Use reddit a ton though, I have some people I like to talk to there, and there's an insane amount of helpful info and stuff there. Hate the extremely bitter undertone of the general user there though, I do notice reddit lowering my mood a lot. But it's not like I have much else to do so I just use it.

    2 votes
  20. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Dropped Final Fantasy 7 (PS1) about halfway through, the game started off pretty interesting but honestly, once you get out of Midgar I feel like the game keeps getting worse and worse. I was also...

    Dropped Final Fantasy 7 (PS1) about halfway through, the game started off pretty interesting but honestly, once you get out of Midgar I feel like the game keeps getting worse and worse.

    I was also planning on replaying Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent since I finished Zero again a few days ago, but the FMVs aren't working on Linux right now so I'll keep the ZX series on hold for the time being.

    To compensate for these two, I replaced Final Fantasy 7 with Yakuza Kiwami 2 and ZX with the Mega Man Game Boy games. Kiwami 2 is already quality Yakuza as usual so far (finished chapter 1 yesterday), and the MM GB games are... interesting. Controls feel a bit floaty, but otherwise decent enough. Not on the level of the NES games, but it's alright so far.

    4 votes