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Video Game Chat / Re: Undertale.
« on: January 01, 2016, 03:07:22 PM »
Just finished both a Pacifist and Genocide run.  I was hesitant to play this because of the sheer hype surrounding it, but there's no denying it's among the most unique and charming video games to come out in the last several years.  It would be impossible to list all the little touches and meta elements I found interesting.  No review I could write would adequately explain why it's a good game.  Even the stuff that made me real mad was still kind of cool in its own way.  There's just so much there, especially for such a short game.

As soon as you decide to go for Genocide, the gameplay becomes anything BUT "light."  I did indeed "have a bad time" with Sans, but his role in that playthrough also catapulted him to probably my favorite character, and "Megalovania" alone is almost worth the price of the whole game.

General Chat / Re: How about that there new Star Wars movie?
« on: December 29, 2015, 03:26:26 PM »
I think I'm in the minority in that I quite liked Kylo Ren.  Interestingly, the same people who didn't like him, wishing he were just a new Vader instead of a really insecure teenager trying to fill big, evil shoes are the same people who complain that this movie is too similar to the original trilogy.

Which is also a criticism that lacks nuance when made without qualification.

Anyway, it was a good fun movie.  I've never liked this franchise as anything more than good fun, so it was exactly what I wanted.

Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« on: December 17, 2015, 07:47:34 AM »
It's also because this version of the game led people to hope even more than before that anyone could get in.  Mega Man and Pac-Man?  It wasn't all that big of a leap to Cloud from there.  There was and is a strong presence of "different" fighters in the game while FE characters very aesthetically (and often mechanically) the same.  Not to mention there's still this sense that it's not a legitimate Nintendo IP compared to ones that have been more popular in the West traditionally, as opposed to, say, making their US debut in Melee.

Video Game Chat / Re: Super Smash Bros. 4 Wii U and 3DS
« on: December 16, 2015, 06:25:57 PM »
Or drop Marth in favor of Lucina, who could very easily have had "Marth" as an alternate costume, especially since she even goes by that name initially in the game in which she features.

Forum Games / Re: Omni/Search Box Game: A is for ...
« on: December 04, 2015, 10:30:45 AM »
L is for "letters from father christmas editions"

Forum Games / Re: What's on your Paste?
« on: December 03, 2015, 05:21:40 PM »

Forum Games / Re: Omni/Search Box Game: A is for ...
« on: December 02, 2015, 05:35:11 PM »
"E" is for "earth's mightiest heros" [sic]

No Danger Mario?  Tsk tsk tsk.

General Chat / Re: How do you help depressed people
« on: October 13, 2015, 06:33:42 PM »
I think depression is often not a question of bad parts of your life becoming overwhelming, but rather good parts of your life losing meaning or impact.  Almost an inability to enjoy.  That's why understanding doesn't necessarily help - even the depressed person in the center of the spiral understands objectively that his mindset isn't healthy, but just doesn't have the energy to attempt to adopt an alternative one.  I don't know if I've ever been depressed in the clinical sense.  I have at several points, especially in the past ten years, felt truly awful in all the ways that fit the usual descriptions of clinical depression.  I don't know if that's what it's been because I've never sought to have myself diagnosed.  But I can say what's helped me most. 

For me, the first instinct I have when I start losing interest in what I love, is to freak out that I'm not finding enjoyment in my life anymore - i.e., my state of mind worsens because I'm worried about my state of mind worsening.  It troubles me especially when my life is good, not when it's bad, because there's no readily identifiable culprit.  More recently when it's happened, I try my best at rolling with the punch: recognizing that it's okay to feel that way.  You don't need to feel guilty or stressed about it.  You don't need to pressure yourself to enjoy your life, or else by definition you're not truly enjoying it.  You may not be able to control when this state of mind comes over you, but you're not powerless to influence its severity and duration.  Take the time to discover about yourself what you need to, and do what you need to, in order to come out okay on the other side.

As far as what you can do for the moment, the best thing is what you've already done: letting him know you're there to listen.  Being that positive force may not "fix" everything, or anything in and of itself, but isn't meaningless.  In simply providing that availability you've already done more than many people in his life probably have.  I would think that he actually appreciates it more than you know.  Whether accepts the hand you've extended is up to him now.

Video Game Chat / Re: Pokemon Topic
« on: September 10, 2015, 08:54:53 PM »
Yes, what will we do now that Pokémon is going portable?

Video Game Chat / Re: New Super 3DS Bros
« on: September 02, 2015, 09:36:45 AM »
Better question: how much longer until they move on to a new handheld entirely?  Is this gonna be the Micro incident all over again?

Game Blog / Re: Everything Wrong With the Super Mario Bros. Movie
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:41:39 PM »
I didn't put much stock in movie news because it usually falls through at one stage or another.
it usually falls through at one stage or another.
at one stage or another.

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