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  1. VisionofMilotic
    1 Hour Ago 11:01 AM
    VisionofMilotic
    Hey there Zeostar! You deserve a Valentine and more. You make me smile.

    Thanks for asking about my mom, that's so thoughtful! She's doing good. The scar from the operation is disappearing, pain level is low, and she's driving around and says her neck mobility is much improved and closer to the way she felt before surgery. How is your own mom? She's doing important work in the healthcare field. Bless her for her courage. Did the first round of the vaccine go smoothly?

    My dad has gotten the vaccine and some of my relatives who are seniors or have other health conditions have had it, and fortunately no side effects.

    How are your pets doing? Can't forget our furry friends. Is everyone and sound?

    You asked me a random question, and I have wanted to answer it for awhile. Am I dog person or a cat person? That's hard because I love both, they can both be smart, affectionate and funny. I have to answer then I will say a dog because a big one can protect you though.

    I'm glad to hear that you and Dreamsicle are getting along. Marshmallow would be a cute name too though actually! Birdo is a good choice for my Swanna. Just the right color, and everyone loves Mario. <3

    It's been fun hanging out with you in trivia lately btw!
  2. Roni
    10 Hours Ago 2:26 AM
    Roni
    that's awesome to hear! i've been taking a little hiatus from chess-ing for the past few days, haven't been feeling it, but i'll probs play a couple games tonight. it might just be me, but once you get to 900 rating and above, people make very few obvious mistakes and generally all know what they're doing, so i believe it's around that ELO that your strategy will start to break down.

    oh wow how i would've loved to participate in that thread. what changed in the 3 years since that was posted? i haven't been able to think of silly thread ideas yet, so please do keep them coming if you still have some left!

    wow, i can't imagine playing horror games that mirror where you live, and at night to boot. would need to sleep with all the lights on lol. i used to remotely follow yamimash for a really short period back in 2013-2014 or so when he was still active (i think that was when he started collaborating with Markiplier?), but i wouldn't ever watch videos all the way lol. and yes, screaming is basically how Pewdiepie shot up to fame. it's good content for the masses, so everyone's been trying to emulate that ever since.
  3. Aisaka
    1 Day Ago 5:15 PM
    Aisaka
    Sorry for the late response, just wanted to wait until I got home so I could focus on writing a reply on a keyboard. Then I started typing a response, and ended up getting halfway through before going to bed.
    There are a bunch of Ice types, but yeah I'll admit they're not very great. The type itself is awful defensively, and that sucks since there's the whole thing about how Ice is fragile and has several weaknesses. It's got hail going for it but... hail hasn't ever been that good until Aurora Veil was introduced, and even then that's kinda gimmicky.

    I imagine it wouldn't be hard to put status on Scyther after you knock out Metapod and Kakuna? Rock types are probably handy to have but I don't remember if you even get anything like that at that point of the game that isn't just a Geodude. Maybe an Onix as well, they're in Union Cave I believe?
    I guess that's too early in the game for gym leaders to really have any kind of answer to things like Sand Attack, right? And once you knock out her Clefairy she pretty much just has to attempt to sweep your team with Miltank. Makes a lot of sense.

    The ability you get is basically the weakness of several of the later bosses in the game, and the easiest thing to use against them, if that helps you decide if you wanna go for it or not. You only keep the letter if you reach a checkpoint before you die. I heard stuff about people in that rough area losing power, hopefully everything's still alright over there.

    I really didn't like language classes since I'd often have to speak out loud or just... do whatever. One of the classes had this thing where every so often we'd have to have a 1-on-1 conversation with the teacher about whatever we were learning and that's how we were tested, that wasn't great for my anxiety and bad speaking skills. I'm at least a little confident in the small amount of Japanese I know but if you made me speak it I'm pretty sure my brain would shut down.
    Gym was one of the classes I skipped a lot of so I know what you mean. Having a french class without a teacher sounds really strange though?

    Akihabara is more like... imagine an entire city district of stores like that. Like a district of the whole city full of video game and anime stores, basically.
    Yeah, it's definitely not a common thing. I love crowds because I can just blend in and be "just another person on the street". Like people would pay way less attention to me if there were 500 people on the street instead of just me. I hate standing out or drawing attention to myself on the street, so people have told me that if someone saw me on the street, I'd just be another stranger they passed by, and that's way easier for me to believe and remember if I'm in a crowd of people. Okonomiyaki is great, I recommend trying it if possible. It's like a kind of savoury pancake you can put anything you like on. A fun fact is that "Okonomi" basically means "however you like it", so there's a lot of different kinds of toppings or way to eat it. If you ever try it and enjoy it, I heavily recommend takoyaki, it's one of my favourites and a lot of the same sauces or savoury toppings are used for both, they're both popular Osaka street food, I believe. I'm pretty fortunate to have lived in an area pretty welcoming to Japanese culture and food, so parts of what I've picked up (and a lot of what I've eaten) has come from that. We'd have a street festival here every year with a Japanese marketplace and everything.
    The snow dogs are super cute (I love the picture, haha.) and yeah, I'd plan to take the trip near the end of fall this year, but it isn't seeming likely. At some point I know I will though.

    Japanese culture, in that aspect, from what I know is a lot more about having a lot of respect? Of course I don't live in the country and by no means claim to be an expert or anything, but from the little I know, there are things such as treating customers very well and having a more respectful way of speaking to people who are older. There are definitely bound to be loud people though, especially in high schools. I don't know how much of a blanket statement the whole respectful culture thing is, and I don't wanna seem culturally insensitive to those people, haha.
    Yeah, that's just ridiculous and not respecting boundaries honestly. I'm not sure how much of a cultural thing, that's just someone being insensitive. Yikes.

    That's one of the things that would stop me from enjoying playing Melee. I don't want to need to know how to wavedash and play like a competitive player to just enjoy a game like that. I've been learning more technical things for an idol game recently, but I still have a couple that I just play for fun and to collect in, I hate the idea of needing to be super good at a game to enjoy it.
    I've heard medication for that kind of thing is like that, and I'm glad it at least makes things easier on you.
  4. Sheep
    2 Days Ago 12:57 AM
    Sheep
    happy to answer!!!

    The way I got money was buying and selling turnips from Daisy Mae who shows up on Sunday morning. She can sometimes sell them for super cheap (90 bells per turnip is her cheapest selling price, so buying from her if she's selling for 100 or less is a good idea) so people would buy a ton of them, then find another island (can use ACTurnips subreddit) where the Nooks are buying them for a lot of money (400+ bells per turnip is considered really good) and visit with a full inventory to sell them. You can make insane money that way. Downside is, since turnips rot after a week, you'll definitely need to look online for people who have Nooks buying them for a lot or get lucky with the buy price on your own island within that week. Can't just keep them around for weeks until you're able to sell them ;o; We had people in our AC group time travel looking for good buy and sell turnip prices, so my group just visited to sell them when they found the Nooks buying them for a ton per.
  5. Roni
    2 Days Ago 6:16 PM
    Roni
    lmaooo i love how he just gave you his queen for free. looks like you were winning the whole way too, good job on it :D

    ahh right gotcha on the AMA. you're bringing lots of life back into Off-Topic, which i really appreciate tbh. i only ever go there to post on like 4 threads usually (what are you doing right now, emotion 2.0, what made you smile/happy, and maybe the chit-chat thread every once in a while), so new topics are very much a good thing to have. and i often forget that this is a Pokemon forum from time to time lmao i need to go contribute to discussions more.

    have you already played pixel horror games like Faith? i heard those were super creepy. i might also be able to recommend Lisa: The Painful if you haven't heard if it yet, but i think it's more depressing than horror. i'll keep an eye out though!
  6. Aisaka
    4 Days Ago 1:54 PM
    Aisaka
    Good taste picking Articuno.~
    Doesn't Bugsy have a Metapod and a Kakuna that don't give much trouble? I figure Scyther is pretty tough for that point in the game, and honestly I never found either too bad, just cause I knew to prepare for Whitney. I think older players from Gen 2 kinda overexaggerate how tough she is because people are newer to the series and less prepared.

    The Charge Kick really doesn't have a lot of useful opportunities, yeah. You really have to be aware where you're standing when you use a lot of the weapons in this game, and some of them like the Charge Kick really aren't that worth it. I remember Wave's stage being really cool to me the first time I played it, because it was something so new.
    I remember 5's castle being somewhere in the middle? I can't say I remember it that much actually, I remember really only the first stage of it, but I remembered thinking it was pretty tough my first time through. As long as you're relying on charge shots for it and get the bonus ability from collecting all the letters, you should be fine?

    I imagine it's different in different places of the country, but I had to take forced French classes from grades 4-8. I continued to take them for a couple years because I still felt I was required to take a language class for a university, but there was a lot of mental stress about taking it, and I knew I'd never care for the language or even want to use at any point in my life, so I dropped taking them in grade 10 after an especially frustrating moment: we had a test on information that was never covered in the class and only 3 or 4 people even passed.
    For sure, there are a lot of places I'd love to visit, though most of them are places featured in anime because that's where I see places like that often. Akihabara is a common answer for people because there are a lot of stores selling things like video games, anime, figures, and manga, which are things people with my interests like to collect and typically have to order online. The idea of seeing dedicated shops for the kinds of things I enjoy seems really cool to me. I'd love to visit Shibuya Crossing, which is this huge intersection that gets so popular people flood the streets. It's like the Times Square of Japan and I've always wanted to go to both Times Square and Shibuya Crossing to just get lost in the crowd. Another cool place would be Toyosu Market, because I wanted to go to this one big fish market that closed in 2018 and was turned into Toyosu. I've seen a bunch of videos about the old fish market and it's always seemed like such a cool place to visit, so I wanna see what it's become since I couldn't visit it before it closed. Those are the big ones in the Tokyo area but there's a couple further away in other parts of the country. It snows a lot in the north, so they have a snow festival in Sapporo where people make these incredible looking ice sculptures that get lit up at night. If you look up Sapporo Snow Festival you can see a bunch of them and they're so expertly made, I'd love to see them in person, especially at night. There's also this one sightseeing spot named Benteniwa, with a shrine to the goddess of the sea, and there are some romantic myths surrounding it, so I'd love to visit it with my boyfriend at some point.

    I didn't necessarily mean you gave me advice, but just that I think doing something like that is fine. I was just responding to you talking about saying something and not following it yourself.
    I think public schools no matter what are just going to have some loud or obnoxious people. They're places filled with hundreds of teenagers, so it's kinda the perfect place for things to go out of control. Bus rides in public school never were a pleasant experience for me either.

    I think the idea that the good memories distort your view is what people go for. It's like if you had a good experience with a game, you'll associate that good experience with the game itself, and say the game is good even if it's bad. I think that's the kind of thing people go for with that.
    Glad to hear you're feeling better though.~
  7. Roni
    5 Days Ago 5:53 AM
    Roni
    ooh that's really cool! i'll definitely set it so i can face lower players and feel good about myself for dominating lol. that's also a really good guy thing of Hikaru to do. give opponents the honor of being able to battle him without much at stake.

    i'll keep an eye out on Off Topic then for your AMA heh. you're right in that the trend exploded overnight. i never thought it would when making my 10k thread lol.

    ah, you play on a console. i don't own anything other than my PC for now, so that may have to wait. never really got into controller based playing, though i bet if i had one growing up it'd be a different story. i think you mentioned this Christmas gift card sometime ago yeah, awesome that you're getting great mileage out of these purchases!

    yeah see an experience like that is something that'd make me jump and never wanna play the game again lmao i hate that i'm too much of a coward to play/watch anything horror related.
  8. Sheep
    5 Days Ago 12:45 AM
    Sheep


    it's so cuute
  9. Roni
    6 Days Ago 2:19 AM
    Roni
    LMAO yessir welcome back to the grimy basement hole that is my profile xD

    ohh so that's how Hikaru's able to battle against 800s and below. i legit thought all live matches were ranked to a degree, so that's nice to know. people who launch queens immediately on move 2... i don't call those aggressive players, i call them idiots lol. i believe it's super easy to defend against and trap in the early game.

    i think i understand that crashing out thing that you experience every now and then. it's burning yourself out right? do you write down your topic ideas on a list so that you can always get back to them? i also haven't even seen that thread you linked, gotta go post in it lol.

    ehh i'm on the fence with spending anything that isn't a life need right now. i'm in the process of resigning from my day job and will lose my financial stability soon. need to really prepare for that so i won't have as hard a time while transitioning to full on freelancing. just wanted to know how Friday the 13th worked as a game. also, i guess that's how a typical game would go, like you described? lol i'd most definitely be the guy who escapes as Tommy and leaves others for dead. taking on Jason is not something in my bucket list, no matter how high my stats are.
  10. Tsutarja
    1 Week Ago 1:49 PM
    Tsutarja
    Done :)
  11. Sheep
    1 Week Ago 3:48 AM
    Sheep
    I definitely do. it's tough... I really hope I won't have to go there again anytime soon x_x

    not really a cliffhanger or...well.....kinda? you'll have to see. it's something that came out of the blue for me, but apparently they didn't really have time to expand on it

    OMG good luck aha. I love watching horror stuff but god is it terrifying to sleep at night after xD
  12. Aisaka
    1 Week Ago 10:04 PM
    Aisaka
    Now that you mention it, yeah, we really haven't talked about Pokemon much have we? Lugia is a great pick for a favourite legendary. I definitely understand what you mean about the stigma, but it's also like a 10 year old game that you're just playing singleplayer. You can really do what you want, and the only people who are gonna know are the people you're gonna tell, right? You're already gonna be playing the game to enjoy yourself, so just do what makes you happy. I've pretty much always picked Cyndaquil, but I went out of my way to pick Chikorita last time I played and I had a different experience, it was cool.

    I'm guessing you mean Charge Man? Yeah, the Charge Kick is... not the greatest ability out there. You have to equip it and slide in order to use it, so you'll damage things when you slide through them. The thing is, if you stop sliding before you go through an enemy you'll get hit by it, and it's not useful if you can't hit something on the ground. It's the first and only slide ability in the series, probably for a good reason. Mega Man 5 kinda gets a bad rep for having bad abilities. People have said Star Crash isn't that great but... dealing with Crystal's stage without it, I beg to differ. Gyro is a fun stage though, I love the elevators that ride you up into spikes you have to avoid.

    There's only one variant of the language, but it has three... alphabets, basically? It's a little awkward to explain, but Japanese doesn't have words for some things we do, so they'll use the English words we do, and have a different "alphabet" for it. This may not be the correct reason for it, but I've heard Japanese students are taught English in school because Japan is a country that relies a lot on tourism and often has English speaking people visit or live in the country.
    The idea of not getting enough likes stressing you out definitely seems like a thing that I could imagine happening. It's really good to have a break from that kind of thing whenever you need it, I hear of people talking social media breaks sometimes and I would occasionally when I couldn't handle my mental health very well.

    I think it's fine to give someone good advice you don't follow. You're obviously free to do things however you'd like. I understand the thing about US culture and sports though, as someone with a group of American friends who talk about "the big sportsball" every so often, I sorta just leave the conversation and wait for it to be over. I can't get into that kind of thing.

    I've watched everything from Advanced to BW Rival Destinies, where I stopped. I tried to go back to watch the first season, and I think I just wasn't in the mood to watch an anime, so I didn't watch very much of it. I probably felt like I was forced to "watch the one everyone was nostalgic for" but y'know, whatever. Advanced will still be the season when I think of Pokemon anime I'm nostalgic for.
    Did that with my voice message a while after sending it too, I'm glad you don't dislike it that much. And nah, I don't mind the shorter message. You aren't required to write back to me or anything, so I'm fine with whatever you do end up writing. Try not to stress yourself over that if you're able to, hope you're doing alright.
  13. Roni
    1 Week Ago 7:11 AM
    Roni
    apologies for replying to this late. i completely forgot about it til i rechecked all my messages earlier. valentines got a bit busy is all heh.

    scholar's mate is super simple, but yeah it starts with e4. i talk high and mighty with openings and all, but i don't actually know any of them fully, aside from maybe a little bit of the Ruy Lopez and Sicilian. i don't know when to use an opening and or how to specialize in it or whatever. everything is still completely random at the moment. i like that you'd rather the loss than the draw too. show's character in that you can accept when you know you were beaten. i really respect that.

    i'm just now seeing your invasion of Off-Topic come into fruition, and i love it. keep them topics coming and i'll keep replying! Kozlov talking about chess in Russian is hilarious to me, considering Soviets were the feared Chess masters from the 60s to 90s, and one showing up super beefy in comparison to all the other lanky bodies makes me cackle to think about. sort of like a final boss lol. $2.40 is actually worth like 3-4 bags of chips here depending on the brand, but you're right in that it's really not that much. i probably spent more even on my physical chess board that i never use lol.

    ooh ok i understand the gist of Friday the 13th now. i thought it was like the movie where the teenagers were all friends and they need to help each other or something. if i'm playing online with strangers, for sure i'm gonna wanna go lone-wolf to be more efficient, but playing with friends is where i'll surely always try to tag team with someone. i can just imagine the chaos that would ensue over discord voice chat lmaoo. can't wait to constantly make fun of the guy who will inevitably always get left behind (might be me even considering how awful i am at horror/slasher games. oh well lol).

    just watched a yt video showcasing Jason's abilities in full view. goodness gracious he seems overpowered as all hell. looks like he can destroy fuse boxes and turn off the power too? and i don't know if i'm seeing this right, but can he only use Map Morphing if he's near a fuse box? seems to be the case from the video... didn't see Tommy tho, is that an AI, or can someone control it? and when you play, how many times does Jason usually win versus the campers? is it a balanced game? and which side's more fun to you?

    oof on that experience. just seems so horror comedy like; putting so much effort into making sure Jason can't get in, even though he already is lol. F's in the chat.
  14. Aisaka
    1 Week Ago 4:39 PM
    Aisaka
    Cutter isn't a bad choice for sure, I do love the up close combo it has. Though, keeping distance is usually the best if you can and that means you won't be doing much damage with cutter. I think the only way you can hit Dyna Blade with the flame hammer is if she dips her head down a bit, which requires really good timing. Plasma is definitely one of those abilities where you really have to know how to use it to really understand how good it is. It's a personal favourite of mine. My strategy with Beam was a lot of charge shots and grab attacks. Grab attacks from any ability do way more damage than they should to bosses, which is funny.
    I got Mass Attack maybe a month or so after it released and I loved it, but it's definitely different. It's like Epic Yarn, one of those Kirby games where you could swap Kirby for a different character and the game wouldn't really feel out of place, if that makes sense.

    Right, you did mention how you felt towards spoilers, that was likely either me just projecting my feelings or just wanting to be safe, sorry if that came off as an assumption. The whole deal about YouTube spoilers is relatable though, I think I had some stuff from the Sword and Shield DLC spoiled for me because of YouTube. Having a character death spoiled is the worst, people seem to not have the consideration to have something else as the video's thumbnail.

    Yeah, I'm able to understand about 90% of the game just fine. I can read small amounts but most of the knowledge comes from playing the English version for so long, so I'll know what buttons open up what menus, and how to do everything since it's still the same. That helps keep the Japanese server accessible to other English players who may not know any of the language. I've heard there are also some Japanese players who will play on the English servers (because Japan gets events first before English) so that they can try and get anything they missed on their server.
    I admit that I still check for notifications pretty often even though I've turned some off, like notifications for one people like my posts. Social media takes up a decent amount of my time (I've been taking breaks from talking to people on it to write this reply) and I can see why it's something you're limiting your time from. Probably a good idea, honestly.
    I think the only comparison between Mega Man and 2D Mario is that they're both 2D platformers in a way. They're the same genre of game (somewhat) but I'd consider Mega Man's whole "run and gun" genre its own thing by itself. There's more differences between the two, and that might be why?

    That's the same kind of thinking I've been trying to adopt recently. I've been really embarrassed and insecure about my interests for so many years even with how passionate I am about them, and it's just way more enjoyable to like what you like instead of being bothered by people thinking it's cringy or whatever. I think it'd be more telling about someone for them to put someone down for their interests, compared to that person having that interest.

    I think I get what you mean, thanks for the elaboration. The idea of the filler getting to the point where you lose interest in watching the show is what happened to me with watching Pokemon, so I get that feeling with the anime.

    While I haven't played 6 myself, I'm pretty familiar with Faire Square, and... yeah that sounds incredibly slow, I forgot about the amount of events on the board. Even if I didn't already just play every board at 20 turns, that's one where I'd definitely wanna play less turns on.

    I'll be honest, I contributed to the accent thread on a whim kinda just hoping I wouldn't regret it. It's pretty neat to see it getting the amount of attention it is, and the fact it's dragging in people like you and I who don't really seem like we'd care to do it otherwise.
  15. Aisaka
    1 Week Ago 12:29 PM
    Aisaka


    Thank you for your Luvdisc letter!

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