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  1. My runescape account was hijacked over the past few months. I just got it back, and it turns out that the guy who hijacked it put in 41 million gold and leveled a lot of my skills. (For reference, I only had around 1 million gold when I was hijacked.)


    To the guy who hijacked me: thanks I guess. You lost my graceful set though, idiot. At least you didn't lose my pets.


    Thanks for the fire cape. You just lost hours of progress grinding it for me, but I guess it's even because you lost my graceful set.

    1. Wedgy


      Might have been fixing to either sell your account or use it as a shell to transfer in game money for RWC. May be best to report it to the game company so you don't risk losing your account over it. 

  2. Wow! Only $20 for every novel up to Koyomi? That's crazy. Are these digital only? I've already bought the first season set (Bakemonogatari, Nisemonogatari, Kizumonogatari) in physical copies.
  3. This is your daily reminder to protecc dat smile.


    1. Absent


      Have you ever seen a head so pattable before? I haven't.

    2. The History Kid

      The History Kid

      Indeed I have not.  Protecc the protecker.

  4. Natsu avi with Luvia as your waifu...?

    I see, I see.

    1. Lelouch


      Meant to change it lol 

  5. Watched episode 3 yesterday. Yeah, the pacing is definitely off, but I can't put my finger on it. I'm still enjoying it, though. To be fair, that's just Fate in a nutshell. If you haven't read the legend of King Arthur, you won't get the full story of Saber. If you haven't read the legends of Cu Chulainn, Diarmuid, etc. But you don't really need to read those to enjoy Fate for what it is. Fate/stay night did place some relevance on those stories, but it was never really about them. Like I mentioned in the OP, Fate/stay night was about criticizing naive idealism and selflessness, and you didn't miss much from not being an expert of Arthurian legend. (This isn't even mentioning the fact that Fate/stay night is meant to be read first, but takes place AFTER Fate/Zero and The Case Files of Lord El-Melloi II and mentions events from those series.) Similarly, this entry of Fate doesn't really rely too heavily upon the past arcs. If you've seen First Order, then you get the gist of Fate/Grand Order. But if you feel like you'd be missing out on too much, then hey, you don't have to watch it. Personally, I like mysterious shows anyways, but everyone has their flavors.
  6. This raises a really good point about private vs public company responsibilities. Reddit, for instance, bans a lot of subreddits of things like anti-women and anti-black sentiment. (Not agreeing or disagreeing, only stating the facts) I also play quite a few online video games, and I know that certain people being banned is absolutely in the right. I'm here to play video games. If I'm watching a Hearthstone stream, I expect gameplay of Hearthstone. Blizzard admonishing players for derailing gameplay to push their political agenda doesn't sound wrong. However, Blizzard does allow - hell, even support - LGBT pride at their public games though, especially at their Overwatch events. On a closely-related note, Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey had a similar sentiment, saying "Fight for freedom, stand with Hong Kong." Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fetitta denounced this, saying that Morey's statement does not speak for the Houston Rockets. The difference is, Morey didn't interject this at an event; he tweeted it from his personal Twitter. It's a sticky situation for sure. I'm 100% in favor of free speech, but I also understand the sentiment that you don't want to detract from the service you're providing. At what point should companies be taking action? Even though Morey tweeted this statement from a personal perspective and Fetitta denounced it, NBA merchandise had taken down from all China markets. From an financial standpoint, it doesn't take a genius to think: But personally, I cannot disagree with this anymore than I already do. (Sorry Terra, nothing against you.) There is quite literally thousands of beautiful masterpieces created in media that are enhanced because of the political themes associated with them. Metal Gear Solid is a beautiful series built upon the foundation of "Nukes are bad". Bioshock has various themes such as "Unchecked genetic enhancements can lead to catastrophic events". Fallout also has various themes, critiquing capitalism, communism, imperialism, etc. Joker (2019) criticizes a broken system of mental health, government aid, and wealthy elites. The idea that all politics should stay out of media is just... no. Not only is it impossible; it will surely lead to us having worse media as a whole. The other choice is to silence political agendas you don't agree with, which... also no. We need to allow all ideas to be spoken, then keep refuting them as they're brought up again. If you can't refute an idea you don't agree with, then you need to rethink about why you believe in your ideas. If Blizzard and NBA want to say they're not related to these statements, that's fine. They might not want to associate their brand with certain topics. (Look how that turned out...) But silencing people on their own free time? Man, that's tough.
  7. Everything okay? I miss Seshi-senpai 😭

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    2. Absent


      Have fun! You're always welcome here, but don't feel like you have to always be on or anything.

    3. Wedgy


      If we don't hear from you after the weekend I'm sending a search team 😥

    4. Seshi


      Ok @Wedgy I'm not going to the Kholat Syakhl.

      Am going with a rather large group... And now I'm wishing I didnt read that scary story XD thanks @The History Kid

  8. Hail the Demon King Nobunaga! Interesting that Nobunaga was inspired by Western influence at that time. I know the West has an influence on Japan in modern day, but I never imagined it went as far back as Oda Nobunaga. Cool read!
  9. I caught up to the two episodes of Fate/Grand Order: Absolute Demonic Front Babylonia. This is the seventh singularity of Fate/Grand Order, and is considered to be pretty good by the people who've played it. I wouldn't know though, I'm still on Okeanos. If you don't know anything about Fate/Grand Order or Fate in general, here's a blurb for you. So far, I'm liking this anime. I honestly can't tell if I like the pacing or not, but the animations scenes so far have been top-notch. It seems like studios other than Ufotable are finally able to handle the Fate series (CloverWorks).
  10. You're really dedicated Ohiotaku Personally, I'm probably only going to keep up with Fate. There's not much free time for me since classes are getting more and more work...
  11. "The reason I wanted to die, was that my shoelaces had come untied. I was never really that good at re-tying them. My relationships with others are same way, too." -Amazarashi
  12. No, this is purely its own thing. This is not meant to be an addition nor the start of a cinematic universe. This Joker is extremely different than Suicide Squad Joker and even the main universe Joker, and will probably not be used again because the director does not plan on continuing this.
  13. Just finished watching the movie. Definitely not for the faint of heart. I'm a huge fan of character-focused media, which is probably why I favored anime over western-media to begin with. Pieces like Joker and Land of the Lustrous set up stakes for the main characters, then absolutely take the dive across them, making the audience sit there and think "well crap, there's no going back now". I'm a little turned off by most Superhero films and shounen-type media where the main character has to grow stronger and defeat evil in order to save the world. I much prefer pieces character-driven media where the main character has their own stakes and concerns and lets the audience understand them rather than "ok, the main character is doing this because they're the chosen one". Something else that is really interesting is watching characters go from good-hearted to evil. Not "I had to kill the bad guy"-evil, but genuine selfishness. This specific type of journey really highlights the relationship between person and society in a way that genuinely takes the audience out of their comfort zone. Of course, I didn't think the movie was perfect. There were a few ends left untied, but I won't say anything because of spoilers. Another thing that kind of bothered me about the movie was that, at its core, this is a Batman spin-off. And while there are different Jokers, this one paints the main character as the original. Because of this, the relationship between this Joker and Batman is pretty critical, but there are some inconsistencies between this movie and what actually happens in the original Batman storyline. For better or for worse, I can't say. The director of the movie also seemed pretty adamant on not doing sequels, which is a shame. I don't think that this movie needs a sequel, (the few loose ends I mentioned earlier weren't huge) but a sequel could flatten out some plot bumps. In the case that this movie does not get a sequel, I'm fine with leaving things to the imagination of the audience. Well not, not all things, though. Avoid media about this movie at all costs. Not only do they paint a misinformed image of the movie, but they contain outright spoilers that are a huge part of the movie without any warning. I won't say anymore because I want to avoid getting political. Overall, I had a great experience with this movie. I'm not sure who I would recommend it to, though. Too long; didn't read:
  14. I told the Genie that my wish was to make my friends and family happy. Then, I started to disappear.

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