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Illusion of Terra

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  1. @Serge heartless Then maybe it's a specific language problem here which I don't get. Can someone put it into different words so I get it? It might be that I am just not getting something very obvious ๐Ÿ˜‚Actually had a similar case about such language problem just today in a seminar, and it often helps if the same thing is worded differently.
  2. @Serge heartless Yes, I understand that. But I think a very sure way to understand it, would be to actually have gone to war right? Let's just pretend one of the people would have been to war. Would it then be alright for them to complain? What I am trying to figure out here is what exactly you are disliking exactly. Do you think their criticism of the game is bs, or do you think their lack of knowledge about war or terrorists is bs? or both? Once I understand that, I think it will be easier to focus on what exactly the main point here is.
  3. @Serge heartless What I mean is this. Let's say you take one of the IGN people and send them to war. Then they come back and still complain about the game being too realistic. Would that be different for you, or would it be the same? You might say that if they went to war, they would not complain about this thing, but let's just pretend they would.
  4. @Serge heartless I understand what you say, but I don't understand why you think that is the case. You are saying 'these people complain about too much reality and too much violence, and this shows that they don't understand anything other than their problems'. I understand this sentence and what you mean by this. What I don't understand is, what exactly you think should be different. Do you want them to complain less, or understand problems outside their world, or both? Let's say they learn a lot about the outside world, should they then be able to complain about it? This is what I don't understand further. What would you want to be different and why.
  5. @Serge heartless I might be missing the point. That's why I think it would be more productive if you could spell it out more so I can get the essential part. I agree that probably hardly anyone, if not none, of the IGN people there know a lot about war. But I don't think that matters. The debate is not about 'is war like this or not'. The debate seems to be about 'should a game be like this or not'. Like I said, their reasons for why the game should not be like this are quite half-baked. But, I think, you are making conclusions about other things from this. If I get your point, you mean something like 'complaining about this stuff shows that you only know first world problems'. I don't think that that is true in every case. Like I said, you could be complaining about this stuff even if you had been through war. You might say that it is very likely that if you complain about this, that you only know first world problems. That might be the case yes, but I don't get your further point. I think it's great if fewer people have ever experienced war. People should not ignore the problems such as war, poverty or starvation many million face. But, that should be a point about their education, not about whether or not they should have been in a war or starved. It would be great if the number of people starving or having been in a war decreases as much as possible.
  6. @Serge heartless I don't know who exactly you mean. The IGN people were not complaining about their own problems. They thought that the games were in some way harmful to others, not specifically themselves. Other people, often described as SJW, often complain about broad societal things such as gender. They themselves are often quite clearly one of the traditional genders while promoting that other genders are also officially used. So I don't see how this is their own problem. Unless of course you say that the only reason they do this is for personal gain, something like only seeming to be invested in it, when in reality just wanting to show off. This however, is something you can say about almost anything. If you would be a bit more specific, like a concrete example, I might be more able to judge a case for myself. Generally speaking, if you only care about your own problems, I would call that selfish as well, as it seems to be almost the exact definition of selfish.
  7. Yes, yes I am Seems like another really great one from Shinkai. Darn him, it really seems he has done it again. If I am as impressed as with the others, I'll go and show it to my former literary studies professor and see what her take is. Anyway, don't know when I'll get the chance to watch it. I'm also wondering if and when a dubbed version will be released.
  8. @Serge heartless There's quite a lot there, so here just two main things. Here's something about the whole debate. Short story is, no side has any real points to contribute. Not the IGN people, nor the youtuber ridiculing them. As for people complaining in general. Everyone can and does complain about non-essential things in life. Whether one went through war or was born into a rich family does not matter for the actual criticism they say. Generally, like I said, people don't seem to know how to disagree in a way that actually produces something. Saying 'you and your opinion are ridiculous' does not really add anything to the debate.
  9. Does anyone have a link or something to the actual criticism? Right now it seems like everyone is focusing on different things. I haven't played a CoD games in years. Generally, if they want to display war in form of a game, I think they should be able to do that. Although I would be concerned with portraying it realistically. Depending on the war, this could include some things that most people would not want to see in a game, such as raping civilians or killing children. When it comes to defending terrorists, I would not be so black and white. The word 'terrorist' is quite loaded and does not always mean the same thing, depending on which side you are on. Your terrorist might be seen as someone else's soldier and vice versa, given that a terrorist seems to be "a person who uses unlawful violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims". There might be (and probably is) a whole world out there that sees Americans or American soldiers as terrorists, whether this is based on plausible arguments is another story. The same goes with murderers. The difference between murder and self-defense can in some cases simply be defined by the jurisdiction you are in. My point is, not every terrorist or murderer is the same. Whether it makes sense to defend the terrorists in the upcoming CoD game, I don't know, because I haven't yet seen the specific criticism. Criticism (of games) nowadays kinda reminds me of someone who once said something around the lines of that we have forgotten how to disagree tastefully these days. Can't remember who it was and what exactly he said though.
  10. I meant recommend in general, not specifically to you. Stuff like Made in Abyss, Stein's Gate and maybe even something like Black Clover. Although, when it comes to Black Clover I somehow jumped over to the manga but then kinda didn't follow through with the weekly releases and usually wait a long time and binge it. If you're looking for something specific, just say so. People here know their stuff The sticker thing is not a bad idea ๐Ÿ˜‚
  11. Hi there, we have a few anti-shoe people here so let's see how that works out ๐Ÿ˜‚ not sure if your link will stay though, as it links to a, let's say 'non-official', site. I think people usually make lists on https://myanimelist.net/ but I generally don't use any. Anyway, there are definitely some I'd recommend on there as well. When it comes to age, we span a lot from 15 to who knows ๐Ÿ˜‚
  12. Week three, finally spotted a plumbing service van nearby. however, it's a plumber and heating/AC service, so they might be here for someone's AC system, not necessarily for fixing the water leakage. Seriously though, not sure when they're going to fix it. Talked to the janitor and his response was 'I know as much as you do'. One more reason why it'd be great to buy a house. I hate living in the city ๐Ÿ˜‚
  13. When it comes to vitamins specifically you don't usually need any supplement if you are healthy and have a balanced diet. If you are vegan or allergic to certain stuff, that's a different thing. That being said, I eat worse than a caveman, meaning only the same un-nutritious stuff. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if I got scurvy at some point ๐Ÿ˜‚So maybe supplementing wouldn't be the worst idea. Since I used to be a very healthy eater, I never saw any use for vitamins (and any kind of container for them).
  14. @Serge heartless Sand can be like water, just don't drink it ๐Ÿ˜‚
  15. is there any specific language you have in mind? there are a few who work in that field if I recall correctly
  16. Anyone here happens to live in South-East France, near Lyon? Going there in a few weeks for work and would be great if someone has any info what to see there.

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    2. Illusion of Terra

      Illusion of Terra

      Somehow my reply got deleted, strange. Anyway, I found a Novotel there, but it's twice the price they offered to pay. Looked fantastic but in the end it's just a business trip and I'll be in the hotel only to sleep and shower. Only thing I expect is, that it's clean and things there actually work.

    3. Seshi


      No doubt youโ€™ll find something cute & comfy in France, no matter the price

      My fave hotels are the little quaint ones anyway. Rooftop bars & things are a nice bonusย 

      Oh oh.. while youโ€™re there, make sure you get to try their Bordeaux wines, if you like red wine, even the house wine is fantastic! Take some bottles home for cheap!!! And the cheese platter omg ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ I miss France

    4. brycec


      If you cannot find a place, you could sneak into the Eiffel Tower. ๐Ÿคฃ

      Only problem would be that you would be traveling quite a few hours both ways. ๐Ÿคฃ

  17. @Humbby How come? Just can't or something else such as traveling?
  18. You are forgetting the first two truths of Buddha, saying that possessions lead to suffering ๐Ÿ˜‚ Seriously though, @The History Kid why would he sell such an amazing jacket?
  19. We once had neighbors who would play salsa music up until 3 or 4am almost every day. Thing was we couldn't really do anything because they had small children and where living in social housing, so unless they threatened to kill you and being locked away as a result, it was close to impossible to evict them. At some point we kinda got used to it. It was quite an unusual family to say the least.
  20. Hi there! You seem to enjoy sports anime, I recall that @Seshi also watched a sports anime or two in her day ๐Ÿ˜‚Other than that, people here seem to cover most of the genres with everyone enjoying something else
  21. Yeah, I understand that. But do you think that they do all that because they want to wreck your life? Or do you think that they might do it for different reasons?
  22. Hi, that's a great name ๐Ÿ˜‚ If you liked that movie, this thread might be of interest to you. As you will see there, @Vivi Hyuuga is a huge fan of it as well.
  23. @XII360 Since this has come up again, I'm wondering, do new users get a message explaining that? If not, maybe something like that might be informative and prevent misunderstandings.
  24. They expanded Dunkin' to Europe, so I'm wondering, would you Americans say that Dunkin' makes decent donuts? Not sure if they are going to be the same as in the US, but it would be great if it were the case.
  25. Ah, the Balkans, home of never-ceasing ethnic conflicts ๐Ÿ˜‚ Seriously though, I think it's great that there are people from so many different countries and continents here. I'm wondering, is anime popular in Serbia?
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