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  1. bobandbill
    December 17th, 2017 7:42 PM
    bobandbill
    Aw at no cake. But chocolate bars are good!

    What did you think of ORAS's main story? There is some stuff to do but I do miss the likes of Battle Frontier and smaller things like the berry mixing minigame. :<

    It is weird, haha. I still have some non-thesis work to do (like turn a chapter into a paper which is currently going through edits/feedback from co-authors) but I can relax and play games and read stuff and etc. And also look at more job apps to do.

    Also more gatherings with friends now!
  2. Archy
    December 16th, 2017 6:04 PM
    Archy
    Yeah, things were going downhill quite fast really and both my physical and mental health got somewhat compromised, so I needed to sort everything out. The last part of 2016 was a bit harsh personally and since then, everything just got worse. But you know, everything gets worse before getting better! And thanks a lot, same for you :)

    That's really good news! getting a license is really important, it can even get you jobs actually. I would like to know what are you studying now, you sound happy about it! I need a job really, but it would make studying quite hard for me, so I'm trying to see what I get in order to balance both. I mean, I need the money, but I won't study for 10 years, haha.

    I'm sure you'll sort those problems out, if it means anything, you can ask for my Discord and message me there if you ever need anything!
  3. Meadow
    December 16th, 2017 11:23 AM
    Meadow
    Hopefully I'm not too late here, but happy birthday Asty!! ^^

    Also, the text in your signature caught my eye... If my memory serves me correctly, are those lyrics from the Digimon Universe opening? :D (I love that series soooo much, haha.)
  4. Archy
    December 16th, 2017 7:08 AM
    Archy
    It has been a while for sure, more than a year actually. Life has changed quite a lot, I started university, had some health issues that I have under control now, I actually started to get along with people at my daily environments. Things are quite different now and once I got everything back under control, I came back here!

    That's the short version at least, how's your life going?
  5. bobandbill
    December 15th, 2017 8:11 PM
    bobandbill
    What sort of stuff have you gotten done? Also, did you have a cake? :B

    I am quite good now. Yesterday I submitted the thesis! It is weird though not having to do uni/application work this weekend of any sort. Conference was nice too.
  6. Bardothren
    December 15th, 2017 6:23 PM
    Bardothren
    Happy Birthday Astinus!
  7. Archy
    December 15th, 2017 5:20 PM
    Archy
    Happy birthday!

    Hope you had a good day :)
  8. bobandbill
    December 15th, 2017 3:30 PM
    bobandbill
    Happy birthday! \o/ Hope all is well.
  9. Tsutarja
    December 15th, 2017 12:30 PM
    Tsutarja
    Happy birthday Asty!
  10. Unown Seer
    November 23rd, 2017 8:05 PM
    Unown Seer
    I've just realized that you and Antoshi are different people. For some reason your vaguely similar user names confused me, which is why I thought you're familiar with Beth Pavell.

    Have you written a fanfic before?
  11. Unown Seer
    November 23rd, 2017 5:52 PM
    Unown Seer
    https://forums.bulbagarden.net/index.php?threads/reverberations-of-time.243194/#post-6376677

    I am not saying that none of it is constructive, but his advice, if you can call it that, is pretty vague. Here is how I read the review:

    "Your story is juvenile, so I don't like it. But hey, even Harry Potter is juvenile."
    "The kids are the adults and vice-versa." (Really now?)
    "There is a lot of flatness and not enough world building. I won't get into specifics, though."
    "Ernest is obnoxious, but that's pretty fitting for a homeschooled kid. That doesn't mean that the reader has to like it. Also, no way is he 12."
    "Even Kris is nothing to brag about, but maybe it was the stripped-down narrative that bothered me."

    Several users there tend to be negative, too. They probably think that brutal honesty is the best way to help someone, but that's a falsehood.
  12. Unown Seer
    November 23rd, 2017 3:23 PM
    Unown Seer
    What's your opinion of Beth Pavell? He called my story juvenile and my protagonists obnoxious (borderline for Kris). It's hard to take that kind of attitude as constructive criticism.
  13. Unown Seer
    November 23rd, 2017 1:18 AM
    Unown Seer
    Chapter 6 is up.
  14. icomeanon6
    November 3rd, 2017 5:19 PM
    icomeanon6
    Didn't mean to leave it alone this long, but I just watched a little Adventure 02. Gonna post a review of every episode of this show on your VM page if it kills me.

    Episode 21:

    So yeah, this is easily the best episode of 02 if memory serves. An interesting thing writing-wise that I didn't remember was Wormmon telling Ken that he'll always believe in him before he tackles him off of Devidramon. Normally when "I'll always believe in you" is addressed at a character who's clearly doing evil stuff, it's when the speaker is justifying why they're blindly going along with all the evil stuff, but here it's Wormmon's justification for doing the opposite and sticking up to Ken. He's saying he'll always believe in Ken's capacity for redemption, not in the goodness of everything he happens to do, and so he'll endure Ken's abuse and risk retaliation to save him from himself. Also good writing-wise is the scene where Ken can no longer stay in denial about how Digimon are in fact alive. On one hand, this "video game" Ken thinks he's in is so lifelike that only someone with a warped mind could be as cruel as Ken was while playing it, but on the other hand most folks watching the show have done something like torture Sims or the customers in Roller Coaster Tycoon. It doesn't excuse him and the show doesn't try to spin it that way, but at the same time it forces you to think about how you approach video games and what that says about you.

    What stuck out to me most about this episode though is the one brief shot where Chimeramon is destroyed. It's definitely my favorite shot in 02, and maybe in all of Digimon or close to it. Magnamon's little more than a tiny silhouette on the screen, but what makes it work is how it all scales. Magnamon: tiny, Chimeramon: huge, the irresistible, blinding power of Kindness: gigantic. And from a technical standpoint it's the perfect example of doing a lot with a little. It's just a flat, barely animated, totally cheap effects shot, but the composition just carries the whole episode. (Contrast this with tri where they throw all the money they can scrape together at higher-framecount effects animation that has no presence or sense of mass or composition and yes I'm still on about that.)

    Btw, haven't watched latest tri yet but plan to.

    Also, how've you been lately? It's been a while.
  15. Arma
    October 30th, 2017 6:59 AM
    Arma
    Hey there, just dropped by to thank you for all the TCG codes you shared. I was a bit greedy and claimed them all n-n;; Really appreciated though, thanks so much! =D

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