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  1. Comment on What are you reading these days? #15 in ~books

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    Decided to give Brandon Sanderson another try after I was disappointed in Mistborn: The Final Empire, so I went ahead and read Steelheart. And overall I was just really disappointed once again,...

    Decided to give Brandon Sanderson another try after I was disappointed in Mistborn: The Final Empire, so I went ahead and read Steelheart. And overall I was just really disappointed once again, and hated how it ends.

    Overall I felt like I was reading Mistborn: The Final Empire again, with a very similar set up and plot. Just with difference characters and a different world. But that immediately put me off. And I was really excited when the major event with a character near the end. Thinking that finally this stupid romance that I don't care about at all is over with. Now he can grow as a character with this event, and become stronger from it. Also helps that I felt it was great he was putting forth that choices matter in this book, and serious consequences can occur. But alas, it was all essentially undone. Sure new info is released and questions raised, but it just doesn't matter much to me at that point. Guess this just makes it show that I just don't really like Brandon Sanderson, while lots of people like him I guess I just don't.

    4 votes
  2. Comment on What are you reading these days? #5 (Was: What are you reading this week?) in ~books

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    Decided to reread an old favorite of mine, The Artemis Fowl series. Loved the book series as a kid, and decided to see if I can still enjoy it 10-some years later. Found that I really enjoyed the...

    Decided to reread an old favorite of mine, The Artemis Fowl series. Loved the book series as a kid, and decided to see if I can still enjoy it 10-some years later. Found that I really enjoyed the first 3 books still, they were enjoyable in their own way. Short enough to be easily read in one sitting, and overall just a fast fun set of books to read.

    However I ended up hitting about book 4 and lost interest. Never read past about book 4 as a kid, so I was in new territory. But it really felt like he lost interest in doing the series. Felt like the writing went downhill, and the stories just got crazy and less interesting. Alongside the characters kinda loosing what had made them interesting in the beginning.

    1 vote
  3. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? in ~anime

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    Some of the memorable shows I watched. Cause I watched a bunch this week that did nothing for me at all, bunch of them were terribly average. Rec; man this show was great. Would recommend this how...

    Some of the memorable shows I watched. Cause I watched a bunch this week that did nothing for me at all, bunch of them were terribly average.
    Rec; man this show was great. Would recommend this how 1000%. Just a nice romance that feels really satisfying. Definitely give it a shot if you want a good solid romance.
    The Mystic Archives of Dantalian; This show has a bunch of potential, and really felt like it had second cour written all over it. So much build up and characters being introduced, but they never got to use it.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? in ~anime

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    Started the week with Mysterious Girlfriend x. Was a pretty decent romance, though I wish things went a bit farther. The show ended before the romance really went anywhere, which really makes me...

    Started the week with Mysterious Girlfriend x. Was a pretty decent romance, though I wish things went a bit farther. The show ended before the romance really went anywhere, which really makes me sad.

    Then watched Yuyushiki. This show didn't really do anything for me. Felt like it didn't do anything better or different from any of the other dozens of SoL shows I've watched. But was a decent SoL if that is all your looking for.

    Finished the week with Another. Really didn't like the show, started off good but hated the middle and the end. Seemed like they didn't know what to do with it halfway through and kinda just gave up.

    1 vote
  5. Comment on What have you been watching/reading this week? in ~anime

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    Personally I watched a bunch this week to finish up the Anilist August Watch Challenge. Starting off the week was Escaflowne. Which for the most part I really enjoyed, I feel like it did a really...

    Personally I watched a bunch this week to finish up the Anilist August Watch Challenge.

    Starting off the week was Escaflowne. Which for the most part I really enjoyed, I feel like it did a really good job keeping me intrigued throughout while the plot was decent. While I feel like it had some issues near the end, overall I enjoyed it a bunch. Though I did hate the ending, it was just so unsatisfying personally.

    Then I went ahead and watched Granblue Fantasy. This was a shock for me in how much I enjoyed watching it. It was just a really fun enjoyable fantasy show that kept each episode interesting. Alongside potential future romance building between the characters. Definitely a show to watch if you just want to have fun and enjoy watching something.

    Finishing off my week was Serial Experiments Lain. Man, oh man, I don't know where to start with this show. I enjoyed it, even though I don't really understand most of what I watched. I feel like plots got dropped and disappeared, but then again I don't consider any of them negatives since I think it fits into the larger story really well. Definitely is a show that I need to go back and rewatch someday in the future, that or watch/read and analysis of it.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Interest in a weekly discussion thread? in ~anime

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    I would most likely participate in a more casual or open ended discussion threads. I normally always have something to talk about with the shows I watch, and would love to give my thoughts on the...

    I would most likely participate in a more casual or open ended discussion threads. I normally always have something to talk about with the shows I watch, and would love to give my thoughts on the shows I'm watching every week. But I don't always feel like doing reviews, or even discussing in depth some shows that might just not grab me.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on How are you keeping track of anime? in ~anime

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    I've fully switched over to AniList for everything. MAL shutting down so many services, and still not bringing them back has just made me loose any interest in them. I also use Taiga to update...

    I've fully switched over to AniList for everything. MAL shutting down so many services, and still not bringing them back has just made me loose any interest in them. I also use Taiga to update AniList automatically as I watch them using MPC-HC.

    1 vote
  8. Comment on Goodreads profile exchange in ~books

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    Didn't start tracking the books I've read until just the other year, so my list is mostly just things I happen to remember reading. And even unfortunately just haven't gotten around to really...

    Didn't start tracking the books I've read until just the other year, so my list is mostly just things I happen to remember reading. And even unfortunately just haven't gotten around to really reading anything recently. But Here it is if you want to look at it. Mostly read scifi and fantasy, but if something seems semi interesting I'll give it a go.

    1 vote
  9. Comment on Intel Graphics teases first PC graphics card for 2020 in ~games

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    Will be really interested in where they take these cards, hope they release something for the high end gaming market. Nvidia has had dominance there for years since AMD just doesn't seem able to...

    Will be really interested in where they take these cards, hope they release something for the high end gaming market. Nvidia has had dominance there for years since AMD just doesn't seem able to come up with a good competitor.

    3 votes
  10. Comment on What is your experience with jailbreaking your e-reader? in ~books

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    I jumped down the rabbit hole of modifying my Nook for the same reason, but I just found something that worked decent enough. Wish a simple modification existed that put a Calibre sync option in...

    I jumped down the rabbit hole of modifying my Nook for the same reason, but I just found something that worked decent enough. Wish a simple modification existed that put a Calibre sync option in the settings menu, that would be amazing.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on What is your experience with jailbreaking your e-reader? in ~books

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    I've spent quite a few hours messing around with software with my Nook Glowlight+. And after many tries, I've finally settled on a combination of software. First was getting rid of the Nook stuff,...

    I've spent quite a few hours messing around with software with my Nook Glowlight+. And after many tries, I've finally settled on a combination of software. First was getting rid of the Nook stuff, and going pure Android. First install is Button Savior which gives me the home and back button that is necessary for everything. Then installed the xposed and the N+ Toolkit to give me more control and options.

    Finally after trying numerous reading apps, I settled on an old favorite of mine FBReader. FBReader just happens to have a dedicated, if a bit old, version with an updated ui just for EInk displays. Which with a quick install of an extra plugin, gives me all the features I could hope for. I can sync book progress with other FBReader installations using Google Drive. Sync books from Calibre over wifi easily. And fully customize the way it works if I feel like it.

    Only complaint I have it with the book progress sync, it isn't the best and seems to be a bit temperamental. The documentation on it isn't amazing, but if I understand correct as long as the books have the same name, it should sync correctly. Unfortunately that isn't my luck, even if I put the same book on my phone and my Nook via Calibre and read 100 pages on my Nook, it doesn't sync with my phone. Instead it seems like it treats my books as separate entities, so instead I push a single copy from Calibre to my phone. Wait for it to sync to Google Drive and the FBReader network, then pull it off the FBReader network on my Nook.

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Recommend a show based on a person's Anime List in ~anime

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    Always open for people to criticize my taste in anime, so here you go. Been watching anime for a couple years, so should be plenty for you to find issue with, and find something else for me to...

    Always open for people to criticize my taste in anime, so here you go. Been watching anime for a couple years, so should be plenty for you to find issue with, and find something else for me to watch. Trying to focus on the older stuff currently in order to see how things have changed.

  13. Comment on How did you guys find out about Tildes and how actively did you follow its development up until receiving an invite? in ~talk

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    Never heard about the website before until somebody on a Private Tracker mentioned they had some invites for the site. Did a couple minutes research and decided, why not? Always looking for Reddit...

    Never heard about the website before until somebody on a Private Tracker mentioned they had some invites for the site. Did a couple minutes research and decided, why not? Always looking for Reddit alternatives, though most of the projects I look at never end up going anywhere and die pretty quickly.

    3 votes
  14. Comment on What are you reading? in ~books

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    Reading through the Fallen Empire Series by Lindsay Buroker, on Book 5 right now. Light scifi books with some romance, pretty fast and easy to read.

    Reading through the Fallen Empire Series by Lindsay Buroker, on Book 5 right now. Light scifi books with some romance, pretty fast and easy to read.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Stormland - E3 Announce Trailer (Oculus Rift Exclusive) in ~games

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    While I am excited to see more VR games, I wish they would stop with this Exclusive nonsense on PC. I shouldn't have to use 3rd party software to play games on my computer simply cause I bought a...

    While I am excited to see more VR games, I wish they would stop with this Exclusive nonsense on PC. I shouldn't have to use 3rd party software to play games on my computer simply cause I bought a different VR headset.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on It's almost the end of the week, how's your week been going so far? in ~talk

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    Managed to finish Deus Ex Human Revolution and started Deus Ex Mankind Divided, so I guess that is good. Still having no luck finding a decent entry level job in my area though, so guess that is...

    Managed to finish Deus Ex Human Revolution and started Deus Ex Mankind Divided, so I guess that is good. Still having no luck finding a decent entry level job in my area though, so guess that is terrible.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Avalance Sweden Announces "Generation Zero" a game set in 1980's Sweden were Robots have Invaded. in ~games

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    Looking forward to learning the backstory and lore of this game, should be interesting.

    Looking forward to learning the backstory and lore of this game, should be interesting.

    1 vote