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  1. synaesthetic
    2013-05-26 16:53
    synaesthetic
    I'd really like to pick up a PS3 to play a lot of those obscure/exclusive JRPGs, like the Atelier of Arland series and such. The major-studio triple-A stuff all gets ported to PC, anyway, with the exception of single-player Final Fantasy games.

    But yeah, finding them cheap is... not always easy.
  2. Triple_R
    2013-05-23 09:20
    Triple_R
    Ok, thanks for clearing that up.

    As for "rants against the usual whipping boys", well here's the thing:

    1. The criticisms are largely valid. You have to admit a lot of this stuff is pretty dumb and highly repetitive. Even some fans of it admit that.

    2. You're probably more well-versed in the general geek fandoms than I am, but in my limited experience with them, this sort of content really is what's holding anime back a bit amongst North American general geek fadoms. To comic book fans who debate over Power Girl's "Boob Hole" on her costume, a lot of this Ecchi material is just way too much. It does make them more reserved about giving anime in general a chance.


    Now, speaking personally, I gave up on anime going mainstream in the west about a year or two ago. For that reason, I now find this stuff pretty easy to ignore (you'll probably notice I've had very little to say on To Love-Ru or Queen's Blade). My view is that "Anime isn't going to go mainstream in the west anyway, so we might as well let the ecchi fans enjoy their shows in peace". I mainly commented on that Ecchi thread because I wanted to head off the common misconception that if you dislike Ecchi it's because you're a prude. To be fair, I also realize that many smart and decent people can and do like ecchi. There was a time in my life when I myself was in the mood for it every now and then.
  3. Triple_R
    2013-05-22 21:02
    Triple_R
    Do you really think that those who don't like ecchi are annoying elitists?
  4. Vexx
    2013-05-18 01:15
    Vexx
    I never answered the notetaking question. I really haven't found a software package I like. I did try Evernote and frankly I found the account thing disturbing, making me wonder what was being stored for data mining.

    Outside of dinkering with Fallout: New Vegas, most of my spare time has been taken up rewriting my story for publication. My editor says it reads like a real book now instead of a graphic novel or manga script. I've also been able to go back and incorporate later ideas back at the beginning. I really like my first chapter now. It reads a lot more like a Cary Grant + Audrey Hepburn romantic comedy opener (which is what I was shooting for through the back door of the opener to REC!).
  5. Reckoner
    2013-05-17 14:15
    Reckoner
    Oh man! That hair scene in episode 1 was literally a sex scene. I'm not joking here either.

    The show definitely wants to be a cute little romance, but love based around the idea of a hair fetish can be very off putting to me. That wasn't the deal breaker for me here though, it never reached Mysterious Girlfiend X levels of gagworthy disgusting fetish. For me it's how ridiculous the story is and in not an ironic fashion. At least something like Valvrave I can enjoy ironically, but this show has a weird sentimental and kind of dramatic feel to it that kind of kills it all for me.
  6. synaesthetic
    2013-05-11 04:22
    synaesthetic
    Mostly my brain. Not joking.

    I don't take many notes at all, but when I do I usually use Catch.com and AK Notepad sync on Android because it's super simple and not weird to set up. I'll also use my cloud storage (Dropbox) to keep stuff stored and shared across my multitude of devices.
  7. Guardian Enzo
    2013-05-10 05:43
    Guardian Enzo
    I really didn't see a niche market for this - are that many fetishists among anime fans? There certainly enough who'll shell for quality for its own sake to make this a decent seller.
  8. Vexx
    2013-05-06 02:50
    Vexx
    Have I said I hate glide pads almost as much as the win8 UI (started using a separate mouse and life is less annoying)

    Considering 99% of the time the only thing I do from the tile start page is hit the Desktop tile ... yeah. I keep trying to "get in the groove" with win8 mentality but I just get the feeling I'm turning my machine into a dumbed-down microwave with special buttons for "popcorn", "tv dinner", and other idiotic buttons that don't actually pop the popcorn properly or cook the tv dinner <rofl>
  9. Vexx
    2013-05-03 04:19
    Vexx
    Have I said I hate Windows 8 UI yet? I really loathe it. It Gets In My Way. Its a mutant case of "helpfulness" that never gets it right. I'll be typing in a word processor, need to scroll and "poof" I suddenly back to the Big Buttons For Idjits. The main problem I think is the touch contextual glide pad versus win8 assumptions about mouse movement. But it would be the same problem with a touch screen or a mouse.

    Anyway, I *love* the hardware, its light, portable, the screen is big enough and I can tolerate the chiclet keyboard. I hate glide pads as a rule so I'd suggest a small mouse for it.

    I plan on looking for something that stomps the win8 UI with a mallet. I did play with it. Its stupid for the same reasons I hate the Apple sandbox world and I find it insulting enough I'm likely to avoid win8 smartphones. The whole mentality is "one thing at a time" so if I'm writing an article or story and I have a web browser up, a translator app, etc. Imagine doing that through the Big Buttons (which I tried) and you might pull out hair.

    Mutter, rawr, spit. I think the thing I like best about the ideapad is that it is powerful enough to play a fair number of games, the wifi is good, the battery isn't really bad (3hrs~) especially since there's almost no moving parts to power.

    The best part is still that if I lose/destroy it, I'm not crying for a week.
  10. Triple_R
    2013-04-30 20:43
    Triple_R
    Nice! Sounds like a great trip.

    So which anime impressed you the most? What did you think of most of them? I've seen LWA, Aku no Hana, Gargantia, and RDG myself.

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