aki's recent activity

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

    aki
    Link
    Y’all, Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai had a surprisingly top tier first episode. It’s pacing was just right, fitting lots into its first 25 minutes but at the same time...

    Y’all, Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl-senpai no Yume wo Minai had a surprisingly top tier first episode. It’s pacing was just right, fitting lots into its first 25 minutes but at the same time gave the characters time to exist and feel human. The dialogue is snappy and the premise sounds interesting - i’d really recommend everyone check it out.

    2 votes
  2. Comment on Do you use gender-neutral pronouns? Which one do you prefer? in ~misc

    aki
    Link
    I go by they with those who know that I identify as genderfluid - it’s definitely the pronoun that makes the most sense for my identity and it’s not like it’s unprecedented to use it in this...

    I go by they with those who know that I identify as genderfluid - it’s definitely the pronoun that makes the most sense for my identity and it’s not like it’s unprecedented to use it in this setting. I find it way more comfortable than any other third gender style pronounced like ‘zir’ because it’s already in the generic lexicon.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on What are some albums you can completely lose yourself in? in ~music

    aki
    Link
    Act II - The Father Of Death by The Protomen The second act of a musical that’s based of the rough story of mega man, the album really brings you on a journey and I completely get lost in it quite...

    Act II - The Father Of Death by The Protomen

    The second act of a musical that’s based of the rough story of mega man, the album really brings you on a journey and I completely get lost in it quite often. It’s actual a prequel to the first act, so you can go ahead and listen to it without previous context, but the first act is also very, very good.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on Any boardgamers here? What games are you in love right now? in ~games.tabletop

    aki
    Link Parent
    A good way to do it is to split the box between a playgroup! You're probably gonna want to find a playgroup before buying it anyways, so its a good way to share the burden.

    A good way to do it is to split the box between a playgroup! You're probably gonna want to find a playgroup before buying it anyways, so its a good way to share the burden.

  5. Comment on Any boardgamers here? What games are you in love right now? in ~games.tabletop

    aki
    Link
    If you ever get the chance to assemble a group to play Twilight Imperium, do. Playing TI4 in a closed hobby store on christmas eve was one of the more exciting experiences i’ve had playing a board...

    If you ever get the chance to assemble a group to play Twilight Imperium, do. Playing TI4 in a closed hobby store on christmas eve was one of the more exciting experiences i’ve had playing a board game. There’s actually just so much that you can get into with the game, the scale and that time investment all comes together to create a feeling of an event that I really love whenever I get a group together to play it.

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Can Mark Zuckerberg Fix Facebook Before It Breaks Democracy? in ~tech

    aki
    Link
    I really appreciate how this essay is able to lay out the whole situation and give us a perspective on his POV. I think seeing his struggles with this and his many mistakes really illustrates the...

    I really appreciate how this essay is able to lay out the whole situation and give us a perspective on his POV. I think seeing his struggles with this and his many mistakes really illustrates the core of the problem to me - the people creating social media networks are software engineers, not social engineers. The design and moderation of a social network platform that becomes so ubiquitous has a large hand in shaping how people interact with one another. Similar to how the medium of handwritten letters, email, text messages and instant messaging all shape how people communicate and change how they interact, social media platforms warp communication through their design.

    Putting the power to shape how we communicate with one another (and by extension of that in some sense also how we think) in the hands of a cooperation whose main goal will always be to garner more profit is more dangerous than people give it credit for. That said, reading a retelling of this ongoing saga with Zuckerberg’s account of his own struggles reminds me that it isn’t exactly the fault of the company either - we gave them this power and now they have to struggle with how they choose to use it. Now it’s up to them to decide, will they change their platform to provide a basis for meaningful, truthful communication?

    2 votes
  7. Comment on Sword Art Online: Alicization announced to be 4 cour in ~anime

    aki
    Link Parent
    Two seasons as in you’ve watched up to Mother’s Rosario arc? That should be 49 episodes, 25 from S1 which covers Aincrad and Fairy Dance as well as 24 from GGO and Mother’s Rosario. If you’ve...

    Two seasons as in you’ve watched up to Mother’s Rosario arc? That should be 49 episodes, 25 from S1 which covers Aincrad and Fairy Dance as well as 24 from GGO and Mother’s Rosario. If you’ve watched up to MR as well as Ordinal Scale you’re actually up to date anime wise. The recent Sword Art Online Alternative anime is a spin off and doesn’t have plot relevance to the main series. Alicization being animated was actually first teased at the end of Ordinal Scale!

    Edit: Oh, didn’t realise someone else had already responded, whoops. Just gonna leave it here because I spent the time writing it already.

  8. Comment on Sword Art Online: Alicization announced to be 4 cour in ~anime

    aki
    Link Parent
    I think it’s worth trying to pick up Alicization at least, the writing does change in tone a fair bit and you can tell that Kawahara really starts to get where he wants to be with SAO in this arc....

    I think it’s worth trying to pick up Alicization at least, the writing does change in tone a fair bit and you can tell that Kawahara really starts to get where he wants to be with SAO in this arc. If you’re not a fan of it up to now I think you might be pleasantly surprised, though I’m not sure what about they writing you’re disinterested in.

  9. Comment on Sword Art Online: Alicization announced to be 4 cour in ~anime

    aki
    (edited )
    Link
    For those who don’t read Japanese, the tweet releases a new PV and announces that the show will be 4 cours long - that’s up to 52 episodes, a whole year of weekly SAO! The first episode is also...

    For those who don’t read Japanese, the tweet releases a new PV and announces that the show will be 4 cours long - that’s up to 52 episodes, a whole year of weekly SAO! The first episode is also announced to be a 1 hour special!

    Having read the LNs for the Alicization arc I’m pretty hyped that we’re getting this amount of time. 4 cours should be enough that they can compress the parts that need less time and can give the really great moments the space they deserve.

    1 vote
  10. @sao_anime: 【第2弾PV公開!】 OPテーマ「ADAMAS」(LiSA)と、EDテーマ「アイリス」(藍井エイル)の音源初公開となるPVを公開! さらに《アリシゼーション》編は【全4クール】で放送決定!1時間SPの第1話は10/6(土)24時より各局にて順次放送開始! https://t.co/Bqun0wX5VT #sao_anime https://t.co/bS2wUqx4h3

    5 votes
  11. Comment on ANN Exclusive: Interview with the staff of Sword Art Online: Alicization in ~anime

    aki
    Link
    I wish they’d just do a spoiler interview to be honest. They clearly had difficulty saying anything about it in a no spoiler setting and the events of the alicization arc are no secret in any case...

    I wish they’d just do a spoiler interview to be honest. They clearly had difficulty saying anything about it in a no spoiler setting and the events of the alicization arc are no secret in any case - the LNs are officially translated into english too. I’m not sure why they’re being so hush about it. I can understand wanting to do an interview for anime only viewers but most that I got out of that is that they’ve really put in a lot of effort and this is something they’re very passionate about. That’s getting me a lot more excited for the show and to see all the amazing fights being animated.

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

    aki
    Link
    I’ve been staying up late nights to watch Revue Starlight on live telecast. It’s a mixed media project that has similarities to Love Live and Bandori - Revue is produced by Bushiroad who has hands...

    I’ve been staying up late nights to watch Revue Starlight on live telecast. It’s a mixed media project that has similarities to Love Live and Bandori - Revue is produced by Bushiroad who has hands in both and heads Bandori - but with a focus on their stage plays. The anime so far has been fantastic, with almost each episode featuring a insert song. The animation is a pleasure to watch and the story has been well constructed so far.

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

    aki
    Link Parent
    This might be a common thing to say but the novels are a lot of fun to read and I think the aincrad arc was far better executed in the episodic way that the LNs laid it out. There’s also a reboot...

    This might be a common thing to say but the novels are a lot of fun to read and I think the aincrad arc was far better executed in the episodic way that the LNs laid it out. There’s also a reboot of said aincrad arc in progress right now called Sword Art Online Progressive that’s being officially translated into english too!

  14. Comment on It's not always sunny in 'Cyberpunk 2077' - Engadget interview with CD Projekt Red Producer Richard Borzymowski in ~games

    aki
    Link Parent
    exactly, what i was referring to as the soul is this noir influence that Gibson’s work has and how its inspired other contributors to the canon of cyberpunk works. The MC’s charactisation is also...

    exactly, what i was referring to as the soul is this noir influence that Gibson’s work has and how its inspired other contributors to the canon of cyberpunk works. The MC’s charactisation is also quite far off the mark in this respect, noir isn’t about the ‘young anarchist power fantasy’ that the MC currently evokes.

    2 votes
  15. Comment on It's not always sunny in 'Cyberpunk 2077' - Engadget interview with CD Projekt Red Producer Richard Borzymowski in ~games

    aki
    Link
    I'm among the crowd that didn't like the trailer for the game, I felt the aesthetic was missing the soul of the cyberpunk genre and the MC's characterisation was grating to be honest. But what...

    I'm among the crowd that didn't like the trailer for the game, I felt the aesthetic was missing the soul of the cyberpunk genre and the MC's characterisation was grating to be honest. But what literally every games outlet said about their closed doors previews was really encouraging and I found the explanation for going with a daytime portrayal in their trailer to be reasonable. Still going to hold my hype but I am definitely excited to see what this game is going to be.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on What are the best free games for the PC you have found recently? in ~games

    aki
    Link Parent
    Thank you so much for reminding me of this game. It’s really one of the games that showed me how much you can accomplish in a deceptively simple presentation. I love that it has so much more depth...

    Thank you so much for reminding me of this game. It’s really one of the games that showed me how much you can accomplish in a deceptively simple presentation. I love that it has so much more depth than you expect and I spent so much time looking around for the different secrets you could discover.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on Favorite Anime Soundtrack in ~anime

    aki
    Link
    Yuru Camp recently had a really good OST. Lots of emotive strings and really nice melodies, varied too and they’ve got a lot of character to them. They’re also decently long tracks that move...

    Yuru Camp recently had a really good OST. Lots of emotive strings and really nice melodies, varied too and they’ve got a lot of character to them. They’re also decently long tracks that move through different progressions and ahhh it’s really good.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on What Nobody Understands About Content Creation in ~creative

    aki
    Link
    I think his views come from an experience in a method of content creation that works well at creating scale - the more things you have floating out there the more audience can reach by virtue of...

    I think his views come from an experience in a method of content creation that works well at creating scale - the more things you have floating out there the more audience can reach by virtue of just being able to cover more interests. Large ‘Influencers’ tend to follow this framework but don’t agree that every content creator should work like that. Though I don’t think he’s entirely wrong, if your goal is to garner a huge audience a consistent release schedule is something countless content creators have sworn by.

    3 votes
  19. Comment on Budgeting App in ~tech

    aki
    Link
    I use spendee as a way of tracking my spending, and it has decent budgeting features. It’s perfectly useable in its free version and it’s ad free so that’s what I stuck with.

    I use spendee as a way of tracking my spending, and it has decent budgeting features. It’s perfectly useable in its free version and it’s ad free so that’s what I stuck with.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Daily Tildes discussion - please help write new descriptions for the groups in ~tildes.official

    aki
    Link Parent
    I don’t disagree, but then we have posts like this, this and this It seems like the two groups get a bit conflated as of now, maybe the current description doesn’t exactly set the distinction...

    I don’t disagree, but then we have posts like this, this and this

    It seems like the two groups get a bit conflated as of now, maybe the current description doesn’t exactly set the distinction strictly enough?

    ~talk should be, as you say for talking with your fellow users here, so I think it needs to be clear that posts like that belong more in ~misc than in ~talk

    3 votes