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9 Hours Ago 09:37 PMbill flibbyYes! Braid is fantastic! I played it on XBox 360 and had every achievement except for the one where you beat the entire game in half an hour or something crazy like that. I might attempt that while I still have the rest of the summer... I can't stand to let platformers beat me XP
Haha, no worries. Okami is, indeed, beautiful. I've been reminiscing since it was brought up in our conversation and I've remembered how beautiful it was.
Ugh, living alone is awful. I rented a house by myself for a year and it was pretty sad. Having a roomie definitely makes things more interesting. So, wait, you've lived in Finland? What was it like there? What was the weather? What was the food like?
Aw, sad story. I don't particularly like cake, or anything sweet, for that matter. Bitter or savory is just about the only taste I crave. Are you one of those people who like chocolate?
21 Hours Ago 09:29 AMbill flibbyYep. Mad World got some OK reviews, but I wasn't at all impressed.
Oh, man, you gotta try out Braid. It's a puzzle-platformer where you have to rewind or fast forward time to solve each of the levels. it's super gorgeous and considered the first "big" indie game, I think. You could probably skip VVVVVV unless you're in the mood for a really annoying, retro-looking platformer.
I've heard and read great things about Journey, but I don't have a PS3, sadly I've wanted to play it since it came out. Maybe one day I'll get the chance
Ah, then I hope the hunt for flatmates works out for you this fall! Rooming with others does make things a lot cheaper. Yep, I've got myself a roommate. I met him a few years ago when we both had the same Chemistry lab together, and we've been friends ever since. Of all the roommates I've had, he's probably my favorite. By far XD
22 Hours Ago 08:46 AMbill flibbyLooking through screenshots of the game recently made me remember just how beautiful it was! Man, Okami is a good-looking game. I bet it looked even better on PS2. I tried to play through Mad World on the Wii (the game that was super gory and only in black, white and red and the protagonist had a chainsaw on his arm), because I thought it looked interesting aesthetically, but it was a total wash. Not at all a fun game. It might have had to do with the awful motion controls they tried to implement. Bleh. I'm trying to think of another beautiful game I've played... Braid was very pretty. The backgrounds looked like they were handpainted (they may have been, I dunno). VVVVVV isn't really a pretty game, but I loved the graphics. Terry did amazing work with very little assets.
Aw! That's unfortunate. So, are you living on your own, then?
1 Day Ago 03:39 PMbill flibbyOh, my god. You lucky Germans. I don't know why the drinking age is so high in the US.
I did a quick Google search for Okami Orochi Moon Cave, and I think you might be right. It's not that I got lost (I don't think, I mean, I'm not the best gamer, but I don't want to think I'm so bad that I'd get lost in a dungeon to the point where I thought it was unbeatable...), but that I couldn't get one of the gates to open. I went everywhere in the dungeon that I could up to that point, and got frustrated to the point of looking up some video walkthroughs and I couldn't replicate their pattern. I might just be Okami-dumb, but I still want to believe that my game was bugged. Let me have this XP
Yeah, my roomie has started playing Fallout New Vegas again, and all the consoles are in the living room downstairs so I get to watch him play. He's always like, "hey, man, I hope I'm not disturbing you," as though he's bothering me. I don't think he understands that I genuinely like watching him play. Oh well.
Aw, that's a sad story. Thankfully, now you're here on PC and can meet a bunch of other people who love Pokemon! Not to mention all of your flatmates you talked about, sharing video games with you and stuff.
2 Days Ago 07:04 PMbill flibbyIt was pretty great! It was one of my friend's 21st birthday (legal drinking age in US, and because of how often/heavily I drink it's a pretty momentous occasion so I had to drive down XD). We had a blast.
Haha, that's cute. It was the other way for me, being a native English speaker. I would hear words growing up and then see how they were spelled and get all excited.
Nah, it's a sadly underrated game. Very good. Fantastic art style and cool abilities, not to mention great characters. At least the pervy fairy-fly-thing was interesting, from what I remember XD It was a late game dungeon, I feel like. It felt like it was a tower when you were on the inside (maybe you were, I dunno) because you could go up or down instead of just left/right/et cetera. I do remember there being big wooden gates and a GIANT cooking pot - like, a witch's pot. I dunno if I ever got to the boss or not. I just remember getting stuck there and giving up
Yes! It's a great game. I played through quite a few times before I looked up videos to see if there were any endings that I missed, and it turns out there were quite a few I didn't know about. Loved the Stanley Parable.
I would much rather watch someone play KH than actually play it, myself. I really enjoy just watching other people play games, so long as they don't mind when I add my own *ahem* "commentary", haha. I don't know if I've ever played enough of KH to get to a boss fight (aside from Chain of Memories, but from what I understand that one isn't a "real" KH game. I loved it, though. Probably explains why I loved that one but don't like the other, "real" KH games), but rage-inducing games are my specialty XD I've been gaming for as long as I can remember, but I cut my teeth and really became a "gamer" during the days of I Wanna Be The Guy (an absolutely, horribly unfair platformer, in case you haven't heard of it), Super Meat Boy (that's what my icon is :D I love Meat Boy) and Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels. Nowadays I play some Dark Souls to get my ragequit fix.
2 Days Ago 02:22 PMbill flibbySorry it's been a few days since my last message! I went on a trip to see a bunch of friends and didn't get back until today.
Ah, yeah, that's more or less what I thought was difficult about learning English. Compared to other languages, English certainly has a lot of exceptions to the pronunciation rules. I'm still learning about words I thought I knew how to pronounce but turns out have a different pronunciation XD
Okami! I love that game. I got it on the Wii years ago. I dunno if there was a bug in my copy or what, because I got to a dungeon that was impossible to leave. I don't feel like I was just missing something, because I looked it up and spent weeks there, but I ended up just giving up on it, sadly.
I've only had this one lappy. Well, my family has always had a desktop, but it wasn't really anything that you could game on. Even if it was I was too busy with my Nintendo consoles. I'm glad you liked the Portal games! If you liked those, I would suggest trying out The Stanley Parable, if you ever get a chance. It's a weird game that reminds a lot of people of Portal.
Aw, sounds like you've got awesome friends! I've only played Chain of Memories for the GBA - I can't really get into the Kingdom Hearts games.
5 Days Ago 03:16 PMbill flibbyAs an English-speaker, hearing a German say English pronunciation is hard is pretty weird XD Not that I've ever given German a real attempt, but just trying to pronounce phrases or sentences or just words here and there, I can't really do it at all. Kudos to you for your multi-language conquests.
Yeah, I feel like that's why most people download PokeDex apps (myself included). If the day ever comes that I start working on it, I'll have to give it some serious thought.
I do love me some Super Smash Bros. 4. Aside from Pokemon, I play that and occasionally some older console games. Recently played through the Witcher 2. I used to play League of Legends a lot, but my new apartment's internet is so bad I can't connect to the multiplayer server so I can't play As far as genres go, my favorite is probably platformer. I don't really like shooters at all. And, of course, I like RPGs.
What about you?
6 Days Ago 11:15 AMbill flibbyYou'd actually be surprised at how many Americans are illiterate or don't know proper grammar/syntax. Usually only in the deep south, or in poverty-stricken areas, and still only a very small percentage of the population, but still. Not everyone has access to the resources, I guess. It's super cool that your schools have that much variety, though! That's one of the reasons some parents choose to homeschool - for the most part, public schools here all teach the same things, and not even very well. Unless you were fortunate enough to attend a private school, but most people aren't. We don't get to have cool classes like that until we start college life, usually.
Aw, I hate bad professors. Instructors make or break the class. I've only had one that legitimately made me sick every time I went in, because he was so awful, but it was last semester. I can't imagine having a professor like him when I was much younger D:
I used to go to meetups like that before my college days. I've only kept in contact with one of my homeschooler friends, he's been my best friend for over a decade now. So that's fun. But nah, the closest thing I get to attending a homeschool meetup is finding out someone I go to class now was homeschooled and thinking "huh, cool, me too".
Yeah, the offline mode would have a very short PokeDex entry and be very text-based. It's actually pretty surprising how much text you can fit into a MB. Offline mode would be pretty large, but nothing modern smartphones couldn't handle. I'm not very experienced with estimating file sizes, either, but I don't think offline mode would be more than half a gig. Guess we'll just have to see if I end up creating it :D Yeah, man, there aren't any cool PokeDex apps like that (that I know of, maybe some of the crappy-looking paid apps are actually worth their salt) that do half the stuff Dexter does in the series. For the online mode, I would have a longer dex entry for every Pokemon, maybe like combining dex entries from multiple generations or using the actual entries from the anime or other official source. Definitely the size, weight, habitat, cry, classification (like how Charmander is a fire lizard or whatever). I'm still on the fence about all the in-depth stuff, like level-up attacks, egg moves, move tutor, TM/HM, I'll just have to see if it ffeels right. I would probably include the base stats, just maybe not in specifics and on a numberless scale, because that gives more information about a Pokemon than potential moves do. At least, in my opinion. Nothing's concrete, and I definitely haven't started on it, yet.
Ahhh, I've read that Finland's internet is godly. I didn't know it was that awesome.
1 Week Ago 05:51 AMbill flibbyAhh. gotcha. Yeah, English seems to be a pretty common language everywhere. Fun fact, people who want to learn programming just about have to learn English, if they don't already speak it, because nearly all of the documentation for commercial/professional software is in English. You don't necessarily have to know English to learn a programming language, but if you want to be able to use it in a professional setting, you pretty much have to know English. Or so I've read. I'm not in the work force yet.
Sometimes I try to find examples of English in foreign accents or just audio of foreign languages, but it isn't ever that easy. Never really thought about it, but I guess a lot of the internet is in English. Huh.
Hahaha, there are plenty of parents teaching their kids "weird stuff" here in the US. We refer to those homeschoolers as those homeschoolers XD And yeah, that's definitely true about Creationism (those who teach it, though, just call it Christianity. That's just about the only religion here) being taught as true in a lot of the country. My family was like that. That's the downside to homeschooling - a lot of the time you don't get exposure to other ideas/viewpoints/beliefs, and if you do it's only as a "this is something some people believe, but it isn't right. What we're teaching is right". So I didn't really grow up with a fair idea of the world around me. Now that I'm older and have been out of the house for several years, I don't grudge my parents at all. They just did what they thought was best. If I have kids and if I homeschool them, I won't do it the same way, though. Phew. Kind of went off on a tangent there XD
Huh. This conversation with you is teaching me all sorts of things. I'm glad I joined PC :D
Yep, same here. I think about what features I'd like to include from time to time, and one of them I've been kicking around is an offline/online toggle mode. Offline for, obviously, when you don't want to use your data (speaking of which, how is data done in Italy? In America, there are loads of restaurants and fast food and schools and other places that offer free WiFi, and if you stay at a hotel they generally offer free WiFi. How's data access done in Italy? And Germany, and England, because you've been to those places, too). That one would just have minimal information. Then an online mode that would actually speak out the text, like Dexter does in the series, and play the Pokemon's cry for you and all kinds of other goodies. I probably won't gear it toward competitive Pokemon users, because there are already bad apps that do that, and a lot of the competitive scene has already memorized this stuff anyway
1 Week Ago 04:24 AMbill flibbyStill, though. You know about it more than most all of my friends who don't want to touch it. Oh, well.
Really? I thought English was supposed to be difficult for non-native speakers to learn, because are so many words that have different meanings and multiple words with the same meaning and there's no set sentence structure... Not to mention all the tenses. Those things scare me. I guess it might be how you go about learning it. You said you learned English through movies and the internet, not a "real" curriculum. Super cool that you taught yourself a lot of English, though :D I'm still pretty impressed by that.
Whaaa? I didn't know that was a thing (or, I guess, not a thing) at all. Interesting. I don't really know that much about Germany, and I think I have German descendants. I should probably learn more about my maybe-heritage.
Oh, for sure. Have I wondered what it would have been like to be public schooled? Yeah, definitely. Would I trade any of my years in homeschool for public school? Not at all. I think I get the general idea of how public school would have gone, now that I've been in college and university for several years now.
Yep, after changing majors quite a few times, I took a break for a summer and thought it over, then decided on CS two years ago and I've loved it ever since. Apparently, even though I'm in southern US (the country part of the nation, where education isn't quite as good as, say, any other part of the nation XD) I got into one of the best (read: hardest) universities in the area for the CS degree. I think my adviser tried to warn me away from CS by telling me it had the highest drop-out rate of any degree at the university O.o Already only a handful of the friends I made my first semester are still taking classes with me. Computer science is no joke. But I think that might be why I really enjoy it. Every program is like a challenging puzzle you get to solve, but there isn't just one way to solve it - rather, there are just about an infinite number of ways you could accomplish something.
Once I take a few more classes, I'm going to attempt a Pokedex app for smartphones that isn't total ass. I started a super minimalist, text-based one once, but I didn't like how everything was formatted with just text. Something to look forward to, if I actually finish it XD
1 Week Ago 06:39 PMbill flibbyOhohoo! Forgot you said you were dinking around with Japanese. You know how crazy it is. So, wait. I did some peeking around, and you're supposedly from Germany. So, you're fluent in both German and English, and you're studying Italian? That's badass.
I haven't really gotten into any manga at all. I do love anime, but... Eh. I'll probably start reading manga at some point, because a lot of the anime I like to watch gets discontinued even though the manga is ongoing.
Oh, I was homeschooled. I only ever made friends with other homeschoolers. But they didn't have to do Latin in middle school My Latin courses had some DVD accompaniment, so we got the whole pronunciation deal. But a lot of what I was exposed to were just Roman battles or other boring military stuff.
Oh, that does sound pretty great. Translating obscene poems from a dead language. Mm.
I study computer science, with an emphasis in programming. I'd like to get a job developing software, or working on operating systems for smartphones, but that's all stuff you have to work up to. I'm no prodigy, so I'll have to start from the bottom. It's pretty fun, though. Building little programs from nothing and watching them do stuff. I like that :D
1 Week Ago 11:30 AMbill flibbyYeah, when I was visiting my family over the summer last year I think I inspired her to pick up French with all of my Japanese studying. She found a free online course somewhere and stuck with it for a while... Lots of weird accents and pronunciations in that language.
It really is. There are two different sets of characters that both have the exact same sounds but are only used in specific situations, and then there's kanji that doesn't really have sounds associated with specific characters, you just have to figure out how to pronounce each one... And there are thousands of unique kanji... Needless to say, I'm not well-versed in kanji. Yet, at least :D
Whoa, Finnish, too? Viking studies sounds amaaazing. I think my decedents are some kind of viking people. I don't know how else I got the genetics for this enormous beard XD
Eh... I think I don't like Latin because none of my friends studied it when I was. I had it all through middle school, and then again in high school. I liked translating the verses describing rivers and forests and stuff, and trying to compose my own verses about the same scenes, but there was too much other boring stuff my curriculum had me do and not enough scenery. I do like the way it looks and sounds, though! Just not studying how to make it look and sound the proper way
1 Week Ago 11:03 AMbill flibbyAha. Well, I wasn't too far off. I'm not really that familiar with Italian at all. Does it have the cool accent marks over some letters in some words, or is that mostly French and Spanish? I'm studying Japanese, myself. Kiiind of difficult, with English being my native tongue, but learning languages is fun. Except Latin That one's no fun.
3 Weeks Ago 06:38 PMSectorI actually had Ruby too. It's been a long time since I had a GBA but I think I somehow had all of my Pokemon from the 2nd generation (even the legendaries such as Lugia/Mewtwo/Ho-Oh, etc) by myself at the time. I had so many stuff saved in my boxes, then it got stolen. lol
I really haven't been into Pokemon much since Generation 3 to be honest. I lost interest in Nintendo and went to Xbox to play Halo full time pretty much haha. I do love the scenery and the 3D look.
Anyhow, if you're referring to if I talked to anyone from German who are my relatives, nope. Heck, I'm not even close to my father's family haha. I'm closer to my mother's and her family is Dutch.
Ever traveled to the US?
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