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  1. It's still snowing. ε-(>.<;; We don't typically get what you would call 'spring', just 'second winter'.
  2. Wedgy


    Oh man that's a sexy laptop. I've been thinking about getting a new one in the near future, probably once I pass my board exams. I'm still running on a 2015 Macbook as my main computer, but the thing has been surprisingly resilient. Nonetheless its age is beginning to show. Might have to watch this line.
  3. I'll recommend my favourite that I read over the New Year. It's called The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue, V.E. Schwab. It's fiction, with small tidbits of history, but largely supernatural in theme. I found it just the right amounts clever and dark, and respectably bittersweet. It's about a young woman in 1690s France who, rather than being forced to wed, calls out to an Old God for salvation in a moment of desperation. Don't want to say too much as it was an excellent book to dive blindly into.
  4. How anyone chooses to characterise an anime is both inconsequential to my life and unimportant in the grand scheme of things. If you're someone who is very passionate about anime I just can't imagine a circumstance in which such a phase would at all change how you think, considering that particular sequence of words most likely came from someone who is only trying to bait a certain reaction from you. What better way to respond than to roll your shoulders in a shrug and smile?
  5. After initial registration, your first two posts have to be approved by a human before you can post freely. This was an anti-spam measure put in place to help reduce the amount of bad faith actors and, well, spammers that tend to gravitate to forums. Since you're no longer queued, you should have no problem sending messages. Welcome!
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    I think it just comes down to what people want in the gameplay, and the reality is that most people who play multiplayer games are not interested in the bells and whistles. They're not interested in who the boss is, or why they're fighting them, they want to hit it until it dies so they can brag to their friends that they did the most damage to it. That's not to say everyone is going to rush off to endgame content, but when the diving board and floaties are at the deep end and the kiddie pool is in your way, it doesn't matter how pretty you paint the bottom or how much you hope someone will no
  7. I take it you like heavily action, then? A couple of mature titles you might like are Goblin Slayer and Castlevenia. Samurai Champloo might also be your kind of thing. FMA Brotherhood has a magic-lean but there's tons of great content. @Ohayotaku is better at this recommendation thing than I am.
  8. Hey, welcome! What have you watched, and what genres do you like? It would help to know so we can point you to some anime to try.
  9. I, too, have acquired a new lid.
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    Ah, good ol MMO games. I would like to share my experience with the few I've played without writing a whole novel about it but egad was it a huge part of my life. I think what you should consider first when starting an MMO is the most important bit: do you have the time for it? It doesn't make any difference how many mechanisms the developers put in place to make it feel like less of a grind or a chore. If you intend to commit to an MMO, you're going to be sinking potentially hundreds if not thousands of hours of your life into it. Especially if you intend to play with others, which is ar
  11. A date's better than a perpetual state of Soon™
  12. Picked up a shortwave OWVL frequency through the baby monitor that woke me in the middle of the night. Couldn't sleep after that. I am thoroughly creeped out.

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    2. Wedgy


      I often hear braying in the middle of the night because my neighbour keeps a donkey among their animals and they have been known to get in my property.

    3. Ohayotaku


      @efaardvarkwhen I lived in the country we had packs that would pass through periodically (several weeks straight, than nothing for months or a couple years). Hearing them while laying in bed at night was absolutely terrifying. The sounds were even worse after they made a kill. I never actually saw them in the daylight . But you’d find blood & fur in the field in the morning.

      @Wedgy and now I got that Jersey Devil legend stuck in my head.

      Thanks for sharing guys 😱

    4. efaardvark


      @Ohayotaku  Yeah, when they catch something it is even worse. 

  13. Welcome to AF! Your struggle is all too familiar to me. I live in a scarcely populated, small-minded, and rural town in the middle of nowhere that's covered in snow half the time. Seriously we don't even have a Starbucks anywhere closer than maybe a couple hours away. There is nothing here but places to drink, a few churches of varying denominations, and sometimes we do rodeo and play hockey. Despite all that, my husband and I managed to identify a handful of other weebs. I suppose the key item here is being able to ask it up front if they like X or Y. As long as you have a little circl
  14. Wedgy


    Welcome Kagi! What titles are you watching?
  15. I'm bi as well and find it especially frustrating that a bisexual who just happens to be in a relationship with the opposite sex is no longer 'accepted' within the LGBT community itself. If that's not gatekeeping I don't know what is. My experience was similar to yours in that I internalised the idea that the assessment of my own identity was wrong, and it only caused more confusion and self-destructive habits until I was able to reassure myself that it was just bad actors gaslighting me. Not trying to derail here, just wanted to add that. I made my points above. Gatekeeping is silly
  16. I feel like people who engage in gatekeeping of any sort are insecure in some way and feel threatened by invalidation occurring when larger volumes of people identify in the way they do. I guess the suggestion here is that if you like "mainstream" or popular things then you're not putting in the work to dig through titles and find the lesser known gems. There are so many different ways to gatekeep, but I think that's the core of it, really. And the more something gains in popularity, the more of it you see, because inevitably you will find individuals who aren't content being categorised with
  17. Can't wait for y'all's reactions. If this is the last season, then they have a lot to cover so it's going to move fast I expect.
  18. At this time I don't think there are any apps that af is supported on. Sorry. As for topic suggestions, that appears to be hard-coded into the platform. All I know how to do is use the "Clear" button which seems to at the very least make it disappear for as long as the cookie lasts.
  19. Just finished reading This Book is Full of Spiders (David Wong) Legendary.
  20. I'm going to be perfectly real with you guys, I think I only watched one anime this year and that was Fruits Basket season 2. (and maybe the odd anime movie mixed in sometimes, but I'm not sure those count exactly.) It's just been too wild of a year for me. At least I can say the one I was able to watch faithfully was a gosh darn good one. I hope next year I will have a little more time for R&R. Maybe I can even catch up on some 2020 titles I've missed.
  21. When you say "on what to do" are you meaning everything? Or do you need writing ideas? Help with art direction? How to setup panels?
  22. I don't know, but it's a trend I hope goes quietly into the night.
  23. The animation style took some getting used to on my part, but it certainly grew on me. That whole series is just delightful and the fact it's totally PG and still manages to be inclusive is super refreshing. Going to have to agree, I like it far better than Avatar.
  24. This song is such a freaking mood. Feels like being wrapped snugly in a warm blanket and kissed and told everything's going to be alright. Exactly what I need now.


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