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    Thank you to everyone for the welcome! Yes, this could provide a distraction from quarantine but I really hope to stay on here longer too! Thanks for the advice on the username change, part of me didn't think this username would be free which is why I don't know if I want to stick to it, I had the expectation of being able to make a username including this word! Maybe I'm kind of feeling it now. AND YES. Salsa dip and tortilla chips are the way to go, but I'm loving nacho cheese a lot these days. As for my favourite anime, I really can't choose! I look forward to being here and joining in the discussions!
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    Thought I’d make a catch-all topic where members can comment on the new season’s shows until it becomes clearer which ones spark enough interest to have their own topics. I’ll post some of my first impressions later today.
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    a screenshot of a little wip sci fi game ill probably never finish
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    I was today-years-old when i found out you could make blogs on this forum. even though i don't think anybody is going to read these! but thats okay. I guess I'll start by going over the goings-ons of this past week. i was very sick this past month, i had all the textbook symptoms pf COVID-19 but can't tell you for sure because i never went to the hospital to get tested. whatever the hell it was, i can tell you id never had anything like it before, and it hurt like hell. i've had a severe case of pneumonia before, where i was coughing up blood and nearly ended up in the hospital, and this wasn't even as severe as that, but somehow worse??? it feels like, suffocating in a room full of air, like a gorillas sitting on your chest. with normal pneumonia its just, the flu, and nonstop coughing, and you're coughing up mucus and other nasties, and that also hurts like hell, but its coming up. with this you could hear it all in my chest when i breathed, but when i would cough, it was dry, and rattled my whole chest, and nothing ever came up. The crap just kept building up in my chest until i couldn't breathe, and i did all these desperate measures to try to clear my airways to try to get it out, because i knew if i didn't, id need to go to the hospital, and we cant afford a hospital bill. it was a few weeks of hell, but i think ive finally shaken it off. the cough still shows up every now and then, and the pressure in my chest is still there, but i think it just kind of really f*cked me up and ive been trying to do breathing exercises to be able to expand my lungs fully again. what i did was go through a crap ton of congestion medication and i got a medicated air humidifier kit, and those things combined helped me cough it up a little bit, but still those things barely did much at all. it was just barely enough to keep me breathing without passing out. in hindsight i probably should have gone to the hospital anyway LOL...it was really bad. but look! here i am, not dead! im sort of ok now! huzzah. my brother's starting homeschooling too, we live in the middle of nowhere in a food desert so what grocery stores we have around are always sold out out of everything, the local community is kind of relying on the farmers for eggs and meat, and we have food drives to donate canned foods for people who have nothing at all. my sisters been helping us find groceries and slipping the stuff we need past the door, out of arm's reach. meanwhile, ive been going absolutely nuts barricaded in my room! i wish i could tell you what i was doing while i was actually sick too, but i honestly don't remember. i was pretty miserable and think i just layed around a lot, like, dying and stuff. i think id occasionally log onto tumblr from my phone and gripe "uhhhhghhhghh i'm dyinngg" and logging out and disappearing for a week hahaha but currently, ive been practicing guitar a bit, someone stole some of my tabs and reposted them on songster or whatever that site is called, which im not too peachy about. (sorry i cant embed this one, but,) SO much stardew valley. so much. i binged that for a week or so, downloaded all the mods i could. i married shane, like i do every time, because idk, every time i see him at the back of that saloon looking like the pathetic POS he is, i can't help but want to help him. he reminds me a lot of myself, and idk, his arc kind of makes me hope the same thing will happen to me some day. how dumb is that! also he loves chickens and hot peppers as much as me, heheh then, when i got bored with that, i moved on to species ALRE, a game i got myself for my birthday. rip to everyone else who have birthdays during the pandemic LOL. everything physical is overpriced, like, everything, even stuff you can't think would benefit in any way by raising prices during a pandemic. but at least steam games are there for you, their price tags don't go up. BTW, species ALRE is this silly evolutionary game where you observe an environment of a specimen that will evolve naturally by survival of the fittest, the genetic mutations that benefit better in it's environment surviving over others that don't, and it ends up in some truly HORRIFIC abominations. an absolutely cursed game, i love it. now, my CURRENT obsession, is python. I built myself a bot that bullies me into doing stuff because uh, im like, severely depressed and forget to take care of myself or do things i enjoy. nobodies probably noticed, but i disappeared from here for a long time, and my bot is the one that told me to come back here for like, idk, social interaction stuff,, it also tells me to drink water, reminds me to eat, (ive packed on a few pounds from the skin and bones i was before, thats healthy, right? oof) it reminds me to play games i used to enjoy..gives me random anime and shows to watch...when nobody cares about you, build something that does, i guess. on the same sort of topic, ive built a generator thats kind of like a dungeons and dragons assistant, that makes npcs and stuff for you. that's pretty nifty! right? ive also been experimenting with making text adventure games, but i doubt id ever get invested enough to do a project that big, but it's always nice to learn how to do things just to say you could. i also, ALSO, learned how to host my own web server on my computer using python, which i explained how you can do yourself on my blog here. (just don't do that planning to do it long term, your internet provider will probably get mad. it's also not safe or secure. just like, do it to temporarily share files with friends.) if you want to host longterm without paying someone to host for you or without buying a business package from your provider, look up Beaker Browser which is another thing im a total huge nerd about. Peer2peer web hosting, whaaat! if you get into that (one of us, one of us,) you can find my own dat link here: dat://97d5c5a9b56da6273edada84d6f1c7b86d4a1b529f381bdcec8fd9c0806ef615/ (if im actually online at the time, anyways.) seriously look up beaker browser and the dat protocol, they're really cool. AND i'm also (sorry, this is the last one) starting the garden this year. It's been bigger every year, so hopefully this'll be a good one. i am worried about my health though, i'm worried i wont be able to upkeep it this year as well as i used to, but, i'm going to try i think. we've got hot peppers, we've got zucchinis, we've got tomatoes, butternut squash! i can't wait to get me some fried zucchini and pickle my own jalapenos. i love some pickled jalapenos on a cheese and egg sandwich with toasted bread. aish, i lied. i also started a sourdough starter that ive been baking with, since the stores don't usually have any yeast these days. yall should look into learning how to maintain those, it's wild yeast that you just get out of the thin air to cook with. it's like a pet! anyway that's how i'm doing...i'm sort of doing, as opposed to like, not doing, like i usually do, anime series ive been binging during all this, too: Nisekoi Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. happy pandemic everyone loll. see you some other time. or maybe i wont, ah oh, and if anybody has any cool names for my bot, that would be cool. i feel weird just saying "my bot" when talking about it. maybe some day ill use this feature to post about something relevant. sorry if this is all over the place, i have ADHD and have trouble trying to articulate literally any coherent thought
  5. 3 points
    See , i drew something , but it looks horrible but since i used my time , imma enter it
  6. 3 points
    This VR experience of The Starry Night takes my breath away. You can use your mouse on PC to look around the scene but I prefer using a cell.
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    well, we currently have no income because of employers laying people off and/or giving people unpaid leave, theres only like two grocery stores to choose from here and they're all always out of stock because people are hoarding, and our local fire department has to distribute food because people are starving. stuff like this only goes to show how selfish people really are during disaster. i consider ourselves lucky because we know how to take care of ourselves and create our own food during times like this, with sourdough starters and the garden and all. the bank has a hold on mortgages atm so we arent at risk of losing our home right now either. ive heard that a lot of people are dealing with abuse or mental problems because of isolation, but our biggest problem right now is food.
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    Looks like I've arrived here. I haven't used forums in a while, so I decided to give this one a shot since anime is one of my main interests... Not sure if I'll be very active here, but we'll see what happens.
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    Tomorrow morning's smoothie prep is done. Trying a new blend: sweet potato, beets, parsnips, carrot, banana, arugula, mango, & pineapple sprinkled with flaxseed. Truth be told, some of these smoothies don't taste the best but I'm heck bent & determined to have the Fort Knox of immune systems against this COVID-19 crud. I'll probably have it with a few slices of avocado toast, an egg white omelet, & maybe an apple for some extra fiber. Working overtime these next few days so I need some good fuel.
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    Well said, @Ohiotaku! There is this underlying 'snake-iness' about him that I just can't overlook. Do I believe that there is a part of him that honestly wants to change? Yeah, I do. But I just can't convince myself that all of his reasons for wanting that change are coming from a pure place. All the examples you outlined are why I feel like his path to redemption needs to be as difficult as possible & that he needs to do a lot more before he can atone for all the terrible things he's done.
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    I'm pretty passionate about art and games. Also upcoming anime(s) (Duh) But if it's about something more specific then I'd say Astronomy and Archeological stuffs. There's just always something very soothing and interesting about them. Like how big is this universe and how you don't have the knowledge of it. And curiosity will just get you hyped up. Not only that It's also very beautiful. It's something you can't find anywhere else unless you look up. As for Archeology, The secrets of this earth yet to be unsolved, Doesn't it make everything super interesting? (At least it does for me) Like how many tribes were there, What kind of Culture they had, What belief they took themselves into, What magical things that they witnessed, What sort of World was it back then. I think if there's some other thing I'm passionate about then it's Art. I like drawing. That's just pretty much it. I find it relaxing enough to put me out of stress. Even though sometimes it can be source of stress when you hit artblock. (Sorry I guess I'm a little too talktive because of the quarantine)
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    My problem with Endeavor and the way the last episode seemed to handle his “redemption”: Endeavor is obsessed with being stronger than Allmight. But he could not achieve this goal because if he uses his quirk at a high level for an extended period of time he “overheats” and is incapacitated (this is referenced in this week’s episode). His motivation for marrying Todoroki’s mom was to have an heir who would inherit both their quirks (fire and ice) which would eliminate that weakness. During his match against Deku in the sports festival (season 2 episode 10), Todoroki actually begins to freeze up because he refuses to use Endeavor’s quirk. He needs to use both in order to achieve his full potential. In the same episode we see a flashback showing how Endeavor was physically abusive to Todoroki & his mom (5 year old Todoroki doubled up on the floor retching while Endeavor stands over him with a clenched fist yelling at him for being weak. When his mom tried to shield him we hear a slap and her cry out while Todoroki looks on in horror. Over time the abuse would lead to her become so terrified of Endeavor that she has a nervous breakdown and throws scalding water at the side of Todoroki’s face that resembles Endeavor. In response Endeavor tells Todoroki “She injured you, so I put her in the hospital”. Apparently I misinterpreted that line because the official version is he was just referring to having her committed to a mental hospital. Even so the scene I mentioned earlier clearly indicated physical abuse and considering how traumatized she was it seems unlikely to be an isolated incident. Fast forward to this latest episode. 10 years later she is still institutionalized and too frightened of Endeavor to meet him face to face. At the opening Todoroki’s brother comments on how Endeavor has kept the public from finding out about how treated his family and even though his wife seems to be willing to hope, she still admits he may have ulterior motives for trying to reconcile. And that’s how I feel. All of this “soul searching”was set in motion because he wasn’t getting the respect/admiration he felt he should as the #1 hero. As far as I’m concerned, he still doesn’t care about other people, just what they think of him (his reputation). Undoubtedly he has saved lives, but he has ruined lives too (it was noted that Endeavor’s bullying might-makes-right approach to heroism was what drove Stain’s crusade against “false heroes”). So no matter how many cool fights he wins or speeches he gives that no one else hears to hold him accountable, until he publicly acknowledges & apologizes for the very real harm he has caused to society and worst of all his own family he cannot become a changed man.
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    This will put a smile on your face:
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    You know, I oughta come up with a cosplay/anime girl workout routine or something for those of us who are trying to get in better shape so that we can dress as our favorite characters. Now, before that gets taken wrong I am currently a plus size woman myself & over the last year have been improving my health & losing weight what I've found is that either the plus size anime costumes that are available simply aren't as comfortable as the smaller sizes OR they end up costing more. Just thought I'd throw that in there because I definitely didn't mean to be offensive with my comment
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    That is an Iowan's heaven, and we live there. That's why we always laugh when we hear of people getting "lost" in the corn mazes. You should always emerge with a bunch of bruises too from getting smacked with ears and husks.
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    mew~? pretty much my old artwork stuff mew~ pretty much where ill upload things now, figured having two gallery is meh, i aint touching the first gallery i made tho'!, so pretty much this is my old and new artwork stuff initially pure .png (no background) means its newly drawn (atleast not 3 years ago from whence i posted this ?!) just like my other album, ill leave a comment on each drawing about what its about or details about it ;o
  20. 2 points
    Saw an Aladdin avy & thought “Yep, gotta be Seshi”
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    Konnichiwa, minna-san. I've been sort of updating my anime sites lately so I thought of looking for anime-related forums and I stumbled upon this place. Looks like it's a pretty active one with a good number of users, which is a very nice thing. With work and life out there (and the ruddy COVID-19, if I may), looking out for every single anime is no longer a luxury. However, I still try to watch some especially since I studied Nihongo and I don't want to entirely lose it. Lately I just caught up to One Piece (man, will it ever end?) and proceeding to the final season of Fairy Tail. Then I'll probably head over to Black Clover while waiting for the final season of Shingeki no Kyojin. Anybody has suggestions on what I should be watching these days? Slice of life is also nice.
  22. 2 points
    Everyone wants to be a journalist these days. Or be listened to as an expert - when really they're experts in the spread of misinformation (whether purposefully or not). Still...I hadn't considered that - it is amusing to see. Guarantee you that was all Decision 2016 stuff. That's all I'll say, so as to not go political. I would argue that as well, considering that the Crusades persecuted a number of individuals that would have been identified as Protestant Christians. But, that's another thing. The point here is that, yes, you are right - there is a history of this kind of thing. What makes it worse now though, I think, is that people have more widespread access to those incorrect statements and inherently will take that information and run with it. There's so much bad information running around on COVID-19 I'm honestly flabbergasted. I haven't seen this much fop-ah since Hurricane Katrina - maybe even 9/11. We're really only hurting ourselves here at this point. @cowboy - I'm sorry to hear how things have been for you. I read your blog post as well. I might be in touch with you about a few things down the road.
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    Welcome in! Hope you enjoy your time here!
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    thanks for the welcome dear I appreciate it also feel free to message me and we can share topics about anime together nice keep it low key as possible >_^ Cuuuuutteee!!!
  25. 2 points
    Hello ren , welcome to af hope you like it here
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    Hello there and welcome to AF hope you enjoy your time here. If you ever want to chat feel free to message.
  27. 2 points
    How is everyone holding up? I hope you all are doing well.
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    Here's your weekly update on anime trends. Courtesy of @Nova
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    Hello friends! Just wanted to share Ohiotakus favorite character with you all
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    ugh,, i need to brush my teeth but i ran out of toothpaste. couldn't find any in the stores this week
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    @RuthisianCodex I agree with a lot of what you wrote. There have been a lot of organizations releasing ads for those who are dealing with domestic violence here. As well as concerns that it may increase as people are social distancing or on quarantine together. Heck, there are even memes now making fun of people who are getting sick of each other (I saw a meme with two dogs growling at each other with a caption "couples during covid") On a happy-ish side note, my mom made a joke about how she expects an increase in birth rates in the future from people being cooped up and bored I've noticed a lot of people on social media doing many socials games with each other on instagram - bingo puzzles and things, a lot of group chats which too have games you can play while video chatting. One of my friends posted about being globally social, because we are seeking communication in other ways to bridge that gap. I was part of a group that would get together every Tuesday night to draw at a pub....drink n draw. Anyways, they have a discord room which we get together to draw now. It's awesome to see people coming together to get that interaction. I have also seen an increase in donations of products. One company I know of is currently making face shields and donating medical supplies that they use (gloves, masks....) to both hospitals and homeless shelters (aviation company). I have also seen an increase of people writing things like "if you need food, please don't be embarrassed...message me and I will help you". I think recognizing there are ways to help without putting ourselves in danger are out there. Although, I will say....seeing people who may not be able to access mental health medications and such yes that would be highly concerning, as are missing appointments on lack of ability to commute or fear of sickness. I do know some offices are offering online or phone sessions at least for the time being, and I do know some pharmacies here are offering delivery assistance. This however, is from my perspective here. We haven't reached a chaotic mode just yet. The worst I see at this point is the strain on health care. We had a lot of changes coming up into policies specifically in the health care sector (gov. trying to save money) and now there is a strong plea to not go ahead with these changes at this time. As for small businesses, Canada is trying to assist by giving grants. A lot of banks are differing payments....the worst they have noticed is renters are not giving a break at all on tenants. A lot of places have had to close strictly on the fact that they can not pay rent while being closed. There have also been a lot of social media shaming to small businesses that remain open but are being strict on hygiene/regulations set out because of covid (like take and go places). It's definitely interesting too see people coming together, but its also interesting to see those who are not and who are bickering over choices. As always, stay safe
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    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here Azumanga Daioh will always be the definitive SoL series in my opinion. More recently. I really enjoyed Laidback (Yuru) Camp. The recent followup Room (Heya) Camp was rather disappointing (three minutes per episode really isn’t time enough to do anything) & the full season 2 isn’t scheduled until 2021 Some SoL series that mix things up with fantasy elements I recommend Aria (3 seasons), Flying Witch & As Miss Beelzebub Likes It. As far as shonen series, Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba) is probably the best. For ones that are actually completed & not too terribly long there’s Buso Renkin and Ushio & Tora.
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    My Japanese is beyond elementary, so I doubt I'll be of any help. Just looking at the image in the Wikipedia page of Nichijou immediately gave me the feeling that it's similar to Azumanga Daioh and School Rumble, which are probably the funniest animes I've watched. Definitely watching this one as well. Thanks for the welcome!
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    I am going for a dream based on challenge and favourite designs as I have been making costumes for years. Mine is perhaps Purple Heart from Hyperdimension Neptunia. Guess in a way she is on the straddle as I have a lot more free time these days and would love to work with LEDs. As for love of the series I would love to be a part of a Seven Deadly Sins group, or maybe Phantom thieves from Persona 5. Thinking of Gowther or Diane, and Oracle or Panther.
  36. 2 points
    I finished chihayafuru season 3 and it was soo sad ! I'm watching your lie in april and waiting for fruit basket 2 to come out !!
  37. 2 points
    Dude, I’ve never even been to Philadelphia
  38. 2 points
    Oof, with Spain's death toll on the rise, France and UK probably following in a week or so, and other countries like the US and Germany in 3+ weeks (every spike of infection is followed by a spike of deaths 1-2 weeks later. Though, you'd have to consider that a spike of infections probably occurred before a spike of confirmed cases) I wonder how several large countries scrambling for the necessary equipment at the same time will affect the world. Even more so smaller countries that may lack the resources to produce mask and co. on their own. Let's hope countries won't have to outbid each other for medical resources... Once the healthcare system is overloaded many critical cases that could have been saved probably could result in a death case and some mild cases that still need medical attention could turn into critical ones, like in Italy where the death toll among younger people is higher than in some other places simply because they could not get the necessary treatment immediately. (Though still, most deaths come from people over 70 and people with pre-existing conditions.)
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    I get the feeling that Hawks’ heart is in the right place, but for whatever reason, instead of being direct about it, he feels the need to act like a smartass & push people’s buttons. Endeavor’s road to redemption won’t (and shouldn’t) be easy. In addition to the emotional & psychological abuse he put his family through, if memory serves there was a comment about him putting his wife in the hospital. The preview for the final ep of the season looks like we’ll see Todoroki’s sister too. It’s pretty clear that it will end setting up Heroes Rising since the movie opens with Endeavor raiding a League of Villains convoy & Hawks plays a minor role towards the end. Any MHA fans should see it when you get a chance, because it’s awesome.
  40. 2 points
    Still watching Tokyo Ghoul and getting into My Hero Academia.
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    I'm really hyped for new Endeavor. I think it's gonna be pretty... lit. (lol) Hawks rubbed me the wrong way at first. I felt like he was up to something. By the end of the episode I still thought he is up to something. But now I think it's for good and not bad. Can't wait to find out!
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    This week I finally finished Shiki & also began & finished Somali and the Forest Spirit! Somali is absolutely adorable!!! Currently watching Boogiepop Phantom.
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    Spent the weekend rearranging furniture. Good news is my SIL can now work from home, which is good because she's got diabetes and high blood pressure, two red flags for complications for the virus infection. I need a break though. Been doing 3 people's jobs at work - AT work.. none of that "work from home" stuff for me - and I can't even remember the last time I had a day off. (Unless you count that couple days a couple/few months back when I had that vertigo episode.) Weekends are extremely precious to me atm.
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    Linkin Park: Battle Symphony
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    At least Anime is keeping me sane
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    Hello, and welcome to AF~ I hope you enjoy your time here. Hopefully it will provide a little distraction during the quarantine~
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    Sailor Moan Steins;Mate Dr. Slum
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    Seven Deadly Bins Bitch Hunter Robin
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    I loved Snow White too! If I end up quarantined I'm going to have to put it on the list. Favorites are hard....I can do favorite by genre...but favorite overall? Too many to choose >_> Favorite Romance, definitely Snow White with the Red Hair. Favorite Reverse Harem? Hmmm.... Hmmmm….. Hmmmmm…….. Probably again, Snow White with the Red Hair! LOL.... okay. Seeing a trend here. Favorite Tenchi? Definitely Tenchi Muyo! War on Geminar…. Favorite Mecha? Well, I do have a fondness of Zoids.... Favorite Isekai is hands down Log Horizon (YAY FOR SEASON 3!!!!! =D ). I don't think I could pick a favorite Space Opera...I love them all so much! =D I could keep going, but I shan't.
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    stardew Valley (Switch) Turns out I didn't say no to Sebastian about having a baby. I was freaking out there for a second. It ended up being a boy and I had no idea what to name him so whatever popped into my head first was what his name would be it; his name is Ben. Two Point Hospital (Switch) Never heard of this game before until recently (even though apparently it's been out for awhile on other consoles, lol). I watched a couple gameplays of it and figured I'd give it a shot myself. Turns out I'm addicted. I absolutely love some of the quirks in the game and it's not impossible to finish the challenges and move onto other hospitals.

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