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    Posted May 13th, 2016 at 3:02 AM by Ho-Oh Ho-Oh is offline
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    Kura's Avatar

    Finally... I got macarons!

    If you know how to make meringues, making macarons is actually fairly simple.
    For the outer shell it's just egg whites, sugar, and ground almonds- sometimes food colouring or a pinch of cocoa powder.
    For the inside, you can just be a bit lazy and spread nutella or jam in between them.. or you can make your own ganache. :3
    Glad you enjoyed them!

    Oh, and the outside is very rarely flavoured. The flavour you get most of the time is from the filling, not the shell.. this is to do with technical baking reasons! (any fats or oils will completely deflate the macaron shell and it will not rise or hold its structure.)
    Posted April 15th, 2016 at 12:04 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    My CNY Announcement.

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    Is Chinese New Year a good thing?
    Of course, it's a celebration where every Chinese gather with their own families. There are lots of festivities there!
    Posted February 1st, 2016 at 9:42 PM by Starry Windy Starry Windy is online now
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    My CNY Announcement.

    Is Chinese New Year a good thing?
    Posted February 1st, 2016 at 3:23 PM by MiracleGhost47 MiracleGhost47 is offline
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    [Windy's Insight] My View of 2015 (UPDATED!)

    I think it's been a pretty good year, even though I was gone from PC most of the year )': Though now I'm back so let's hope 2016 is even better!
    Posted December 31st, 2015 at 10:08 AM by Fairy Tale~ Fairy Tale~ is offline
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    Looks like I have no choice but to get New XL, after all.

    idk man the xl isnt even bad. this is coming from someone who's had regular DSes all her life! if you're someone who prioritizes portability more than anything else (read: putting things in your pocket), then I guess the size might be a slight inconvenience, but honestly it's livable even given the size over the regular 3DS.

    i dont think you'd be missing out on much, if anything at all, by not getting the N3DS regular.
    Posted December 19th, 2015 at 4:42 PM by colours colours is offline
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    [UPDATED] Dilemmas between Physical and Digital games

    I guess memory cards have always been a thing, but on Nintendo handhelds it really bothers me to have to need to use them...I mean, cartridges have always had save files. It's a huge part of their appeal. If you ever do get a Vita though, I'd advise biting the bullet early and picking up a 64GB memory card. It'll cost a lot, but you won't need another memory card for at least three years, and proportionately it's cheaper.

    Well, buying a game in a store is just as bad as buying it digitally on your wallet, really - stores need to make a profit, after all. Which actually makes digital prices even more unfair, when you consider that there isn't a third-party retailer to cater for, so you're paying full price to line a greedy publisher's pockets. I know what you mean about finding the damn things in stores, though...I have never seen a JRPG I've been really interested in at my local store. It's pretty much so-called AAA titles only in high street retailers, as those are the only ones that will sell enough to justify the stock.

    I think the wait is worth the savings, but I guess it depends on your preferences...you probably don't buy as many games or have as big of a backlog as I do. I'm rarely in a position to play games I buy straight away, so I don't mind waiting usually. I have no idea what the postal service in your country is like, but in my experience if you pay more you'll get it much faster, and you'll still save a little money. But yeah, I can see your point. Guess you just need to balance how much you need it and how long you're prepared to wait~
    Posted November 21st, 2015 at 9:08 AM by Dawn Dawn is offline
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    [UPDATED] Dilemmas between Physical and Digital games

    Hmm, good point, Meloetta, because the prices of digital games are expensive compared to physical one in the long run, which sometimes disappoints me. Speaking of memory card, actually I've prepared a pretty good memory storage several months ago to anticipate the lack of memory that I was having (I think I was having either 8/16 GB of SD card before switching to 32 GB Micro SD in preparation of New 3DS switch), and I have no idea that VITA's memcard was so expensive, because I don't have one as of yet.

    And well, I've been considering going to physical once again, but sadly, the availability of the physical game is the main problem in the city that I'm living in, since there are only a few of local game stores that I know of, and this could be a problem if the game that I'm looking for is sold out due to waiting (especially when waiting for my cash to be ready) because I'm not sure if the stores will restock the game, unlike in most bigger cities, so I have to cross my fingers and hope that it's available once I'm set to getting it.

    If there is no other options in my city, I might resort to ordering from the net, which takes days to deliver, but if I want it ASAP, I might be taking the route to eShop again.
    Posted November 21st, 2015 at 8:21 AM by Starry Windy Starry Windy is online now
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    [UPDATED] Dilemmas between Physical and Digital games

    I honestly don't see the benefit of digital games at all, and I get very aggravated when games are digital-only releases. Digital titles always retail at full RRP, for one, which in these days is ludicrously expensive, and outside of occasional sale the price never drops. You can get a game 3 years old or more and it'll still be full price. For two digital games at full RRP, you could get three or more physical games. Looking at it another way, those themes you can get for digital purchases aren't free at all, because the extra you're paying almost certainly costs more than a theme would by itself. They might be exclusive, but are they really worth the cost?

    If you don't like the game, you can't sell it either; you're stuck with it, and there is no way to make even a fraction back on your investment. The fact that a digital game is locked to a single account - at least on handhelds - means that you can't play it across systems unless you purchase it for a second time, either.

    Memory cards are also outrageously expensive. This is more of a Vita issue than a 3DS one, but the fact that you have to pay at all for a memory card is further adding to the cost. The space required for 3DS games is significantly more than Vita titles as well most of the time, so it balances out: you'll pay more for a Vita memory card, but you'll have to buy more 3DS ones if you keep going digital.

    Your point about cartridges is valid, but I would say it's a very, very small advantage - cartridges aren't that big, and there are plenty of carry cases that fit in your pocket and can fit two or three cartridges alongside the console. Hell, you could fit a cartridge in your pocket even without one of those. Swapping them out isn't much of a hassle at all, really.

    My advice is to go physical, every time, and to protest like hell every time a title is digital-only. Pricing isn't competitive, bonus incentives aren't really an incentive as a result, and the stupid policies surrounding digital titles negate any advantages they might have. Plus, you're not buying a game, you're renting a license. You're paying an excessive price for something you don't really own.
    Posted November 20th, 2015 at 11:14 PM by Dawn Dawn is offline
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    [Windy is Serious] Considerations.

    Life stuff should always come first! Good luck with work! :)
    Posted September 21st, 2015 at 4:43 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    [Windy is Serious] Considerations.

    Hmm ok.. good luck if you decide to get a job. Gonna miss the heck out of you x)



    Posted September 20th, 2015 at 11:20 PM by Crystal Berry Crystal Berry is offline
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    Decisions. Ugh. Part II

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    Yeah, that's another factor that I've been considering as well. Besides, I think New 3DS might be tad bit cheaper than Wii U (I would predict New 3DS Bundle will be around Rp. 3.250.000,- while Wii U with 32GB in it has Rp. 4.200.000-ish, according to the local stores.)
    Yeah, at least the 3DS still has production and attention going for it, so out of the two, my opinion is that the 3DS would be your best bet.
    Posted September 16th, 2015 at 5:20 AM by colours colours is offline
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    Decisions. Ugh. Part II

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    for me personally, I don't want to get a Wii U because I feel it's really too late to get one, what with the NX around the corner in 2016. You could argue a case to get one anyway if Pokken tournament, Mario Maker and Splatoon are games you think you'd play 24/7, but I'd rather have a console that I can play for the long-term with a lot of game than a console that I'd get bored of with just a few games.

    Just something to consider. It's up to you since I imagine it is rather expensive in Indonesia to purchase these things, so yeah.
    Yeah, that's another factor that I've been considering as well. Besides, I think New 3DS might be tad bit cheaper than Wii U (I would predict New 3DS Bundle will be around Rp. 3.250.000,- while Wii U with 32GB in it has Rp. 4.200.000-ish, according to the local stores.)
    Posted September 16th, 2015 at 12:18 AM by Starry Windy Starry Windy is online now
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    Decisions. Ugh. Part II

    for me personally, I don't want to get a Wii U because I feel it's really too late to get one, what with the NX around the corner in 2016. You could argue a case to get one anyway if Pokken tournament, Mario Maker and Splatoon are games you think you'd play 24/7, but I'd rather have a console that I can play for the long-term with a lot of game than a console that I'd get bored of with just a few games.

    Just something to consider. It's up to you since I imagine it is rather expensive in Indonesia to purchase these things, so yeah.
    Posted September 16th, 2015 at 12:03 AM by colours colours is offline
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    Still Fighting Haze

    I'm slowly dying in Singapore too... >.<;;
    Posted September 14th, 2015 at 2:26 PM by Winter Winter is offline
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    Testing the new codec.

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    Maybe post about this in C&T? :)
    Okay, theeere you go~
    Posted August 30th, 2015 at 11:14 PM by Starry Windy Starry Windy is online now
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    Testing the new codec.

    Maybe post about this in C&T? :)
    Posted August 30th, 2015 at 7:53 AM by Tsutarja Tsutarja is offline
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    Is your PC ready for Windows 10?

    I'm getting a new mac but I'm curious to see stuff optimized with windows 10 rolling out soon
    Posted July 31st, 2015 at 4:39 AM by Kura Kura is offline
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    Is your PC ready for Windows 10?

    I Already Upgrade My Laptop into Windows 10!
    Posted July 29th, 2015 at 3:43 PM by Pelipper_Zachary Pelipper_Zachary is offline
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    Is your PC ready for Windows 10?

    I'm waiting for my prompt ;-;.

    Btw I love your signature, I can't leave you a VM gushing over it though!
    Posted July 29th, 2015 at 1:06 PM by Mana Mana is offline