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Will totally copy-paste my Disqus bio in here eventually. For now, content yourself with the knowledge that I am actually one hardcore, badass poseur. XD

reviewed Mega Man Battle Network 3 Blue [Game .... February 21, 2011
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posted a Quick Tip about Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4. February 22, 2011
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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4
I say a lot of things about a lot of games, and I use a lot of superlatives, but when I say that Persona 4 is the best of the best, easily one of (if not the) greatest RPG experiences of all time, I mean …
posted a Quick Tip about Golden Sun: The Lost Age. February 21, 2011
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Golden Sun: The Lost Age
The best hand-held role-playing game, bar none. GS:TLA takes the formula developed by the first game, mixing Zelda-esque puzzles with beautiful graphics and one of Sakuraba's finest soundtracks, and amps …
posted a Quick Tip about Final Fantasy XIII. February 21, 2011
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Final Fantasy XIII
For a game that's polarised popular opinion so much, there really isn't a great deal in FFXIII for people to pick on, as far as I'm concerned. Fun, intense, thrilling gameplay, combined with …
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April 12, 2011
Yui-chan~ You're the 2nd person I'm telling right after Ren!!!!
I've obtained it!!!!!
I just bought P4. Congrats me because with that I have only like $50 in my bank account. :( Please congrats me.
This poverty is to painful.
April 12, 2011
i'm not sure whether to feel touched or insulted, but haha, i'm happy for you, man! congratulations! you know you have my support, and you know it's totally worth it. :P definitely go play it ASAP! make your poverty meaningful! :D
it is 5 in the morning and i have not slept in nearly 24 hours. am i badass? yes. :D
April 12, 2011
Not as bad@ss as that one time where I stayed up through all my exams three day straight studying and what have you. But you're getting there. ^_^ Don't feel insulted Ren and I have a special bond between music and PERSONA, it doesn't make our bond of nakama any less strong it's just another bond I have. You are the go to guy for "Other Things" *grins*
April 12, 2011
@zd tru dat! i'm probably not as badass as you right now. but i will get there, after four days of no sleep. FOUR DAYS. =D
no worries, haha! that's just me. i can be a bit silly. :D i'm glad i'm your go-to guy for "other things" though. looking forward to finding out what they are. :P

@Ren no worries, again, haha! i'm not fussed, as long as someone along the line remembers who i am. :P it's hard, bro, but at least we're all here, together, at the same time for once! we should chat. :D
April 12, 2011
Oh Yui-chan someday you'll know, You'll know!!!! And that's when the world will really open up for you. XD
April 12, 2011
@zd i'm looking forward to it! right now the world is a narrow corridor i trudge down aimlessly and ceaselessly. for it to be more than that would be swell. :P

@Ren i use MSN anyway. AIM's not my thing. =/
April 12, 2011
I don't even know how to download those things. :( Tech noob. =(
April 12, 2011
@zd i can explain to you if you like! then we can chat incessantly. or something. :D

@ren haha, i know what you mean. i used to get that sort of thing, and i got coerced into accepting each time. XD
April 12, 2011
I am but an empty canvas. Paint on my your wonderful picture of E-Knowledge. :D
April 12, 2011
OK, so, all you need to do really is search for Windows Live and download it. Then the installer does the rest. That's it! Simple. XD
April 12, 2011
Do you ever go to bed. Young man if you don't get any sleep how do you plan to make it anywhere in the time you call life? lol My mind is blown!!! E-Knowledge Getto!!!!!
April 12, 2011
i refuse to sleep. sleep is for the weak! i know i have to walk 3 miles to school in order to spend the whole day working in less than 2 hours but FUCK THAT NOISE, am i right??? screw all that serious stuff! :D
e-knowledge is the best knowledge. i pride myself on the sheer volume of trivial stuff i know about pointless, trite topics, yo. ;P
April 12, 2011
People still use hotmail? eehh gross. I thought that died years ago. Doesn't everyone have a G-mail account by now. lol
April 13, 2011
So I'm with Ren on this. Are you guys in or out with the IM thing? No one's said anything for *gasp* a whole day. That's like an eternity in internet time. :P Well I still have to figure this thing out. I downloaded it but it started to ask me to update my windows and I'm like Hell no don't want to mess with that, and have been screwed since then. >8( Why?
April 13, 2011
OK, haha, so it took me some time to get back to you guys on this, but yes, I do use a hotmail email address (le gasp!) and yes, I also have a gmail account, for more professional matters. :P
Anyway, I don't mind, ZD, it took me a while to get back to you but I'm here now so it's cool. I don't even know why it wants you to update your windows, but I'll see if I can get my hands on an older version of MSN that's easier for you to use. Still, it sounds good to me. :D
April 14, 2011
Yeah the thing keeps giving me this: I refuse to go farther. >_<

We need to figure this thing out. lol

It says:
"You Need to Take care of a few things

You can not instal windows Live Essentials until you have taken the following actions. We recommend you do these in the order they are listed.

Install Service Pack 2
Service Pack 2 is a collection of Free Security fixes and other important updates for Windows

Install Windows Platform Update
Windows platform Update is a free update that brings select features of Windows 7."
April 22, 2011
ok, late reply, but you need to do those things, ZD. sorry, man. XD
April 04, 2011
Yui-Chawn~ You have returned XD OMG I was so lonely without you. :( But you're back now :D!!!!!!
April 04, 2011

ZD!!!! :D

I'm glad you missed me, haha! It's been a tough couple of weeks. Hopefully I'm here to stay for a while, but who knows what'll happen, man?! >:P

Why have you been lonely?! You should have been living it up without me to chain you down! We should totally go on some form of celebratory rampage now that I'm back now. LIVE IT UP, YO! :D

April 04, 2011
OMG that was the best 10 minutes of my life. It was such an emotional and well written video that I felt like crying manly tears. How Harry refused to believe he was a wizard and yet how Hagrid know deep down that Harry can't escape his fate and is being tormented by it. Man it's so great. Hagrid really cares about Harry and tries to help him coop with the fact that he's a wizard. ;_; This is the stuff of legends man. I haven't felt this touched since I saw what happened to Master Asia.

April 04, 2011
the fact that you appreciate the significance of the trials and tribulations that Harry had to face in his desperate struggle to become cognizant with his wizardly nature suggests a deeper level of intelligence that we share. a connection, if you will, that transcends the transient nature of man, ephemeral beast that he is, becoming something that resembles a more ethereal, deific being. the video you shared, one that speaks of suffering and hope alike, more profound than anything else we could possibly posit, clarifies my beliefs. Truly in this we have become akin to one mind, one soul, calm, placid, joyous, and content in reaching across the oceans of time and space that separate us to truly interact at the deepest, most personal level.

April 04, 2011
>8( I don't think we should be friends any more. lol I kid Such a masterpiece. How she proclaims that life has it's struggles but there's still something worth living for in the future and we have to continue down the path of righteousness in order to obtain that future that's worth living. I love it. It's no wonder that everyone is playing this song. Truly a piece that defines our generation. It was almost as potent as when Quattro Got Sand in His Bajeena . Truly did I learn the meaning of why we exist when that happened.
April 06, 2011
i was thinking about saying something meaningful to that, but then i watched the video, and now all i can think is "why does this exist". XD

April 06, 2011
I love that video. XD Ah the question why we exist. It can be a hard one to figure. What is the meaning behind us? Do we have a greater purpose? Are we truly alone in this world and serve no reason? Why do, we ask these questions? Life can be hard. No matter what though you must bear the pain of your curiosity and try to find the reason for your existence in your own way. It can be different for everyone. For Judai he had to run away and get teleported into space and met a giant dolphin man who for some reason wears boots, that he atcually created as a child. So what will it take for you to find your purpose for existence?

As for his friends I don't think they have a reason to exist

Nothing can be worst to have a reason to exist be someone you care about only to abuse them through. Truly it's a sad day when that happens.
March 30, 2011
Hey, I got the GBA. Works great so far. Thanks, bro!
April 04, 2011
that makes me happy to hear! i was worried it'd end up never making its way to you. the post in this country can be like that, frustratingly. but, oh well! i'm glad you're enjoying it, and i'm glad it works, though to be fair, i don't see any reason for it to stop working, haha!! :D anyway, been getting much use out of it so far? it's been nearly a week since you posted, i see, so you must have had a lot of time in which to play it! :P
April 05, 2011
lol just been replaying a little FF6. Haven't had as much time to mess with it as I'd like. I've also been playing Metroid Prime on my Gamecube, which is enjoyable.
April 06, 2011
ah, ffvi. that one. oh well, i'm glad you're getting some use out of it, anyway. i hope you find the time to do some more soon, man! :D
i always thought MP was a bit clunky. any thoughts on it so far?
March 21, 2011
Hey bro. Quick question: How does multiplayer work in FF Crystal Chronicles? Looks like you need a GBA or something to get it to work? I was thinking of bringing my Gcube over to a homie's place cuz he wants to play Ikaruga, and making him join me in some Crystal Chronicles. Nice words and phrases have failed me in the past so I'm bringing my revolver. :p
March 21, 2011
Sadly you need to buy the gamecube to GBA cables and use the GBA's as the controllers. :( The cool thing is it's kinda like a DS with the the stats being on the GBA screen but the stupid thing is you need four GBA's. [http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-GAMECUBE-Game...8&qid=1300728120&sr=8-2]
March 21, 2011
sorry for the late reply, SS, my man!!!
ZD is totes right here though. i mentioned this when i recommended it, but MP in CC is expensive as all hell. you need a GBA for each player and a GBA-to-GC cable, sold separately, as well. i have a GBA-to-GC cable but i can't find it atm so i can't share it :(
on the other hand, you can still use your revolver on him. that shiznit shouldn't go to waste. ;P
March 21, 2011
Oh thanks guys. Yeah I think everyone I know has a GBA in some form or other so I'll probably pick up a couple of those cables. Doesn't seem like they're too expensive. Hopefully I don't have to use my pistol, ammo is way too expensive these days :p
March 21, 2011
nice, nice. great way to waste money, those cables. ;P
are you kidding? ammo's cheaper than ever! i find mass murder is so much more affordable in this day and age, especially post-recession. :D
March 21, 2011
lol That reminds me of the Chris Rock stand-up on Gun Control XD That always gets a laugh out of me. lol [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuX-nFmL0II]
March 22, 2011
Holy shit Ren, are you talking USD or another currency? $600 for a PSP game would be just batshit insane.
March 22, 2011
@ Chris Rock is fantastic. I particularly enjoy his stand-up on racism. He's not Eddie Murphy, but he should get there someday. :D

@ Talking about expensive stuff is depressing. But GCs aren't. You know what I need to play again? Paper Mario TTYD. :/
March 23, 2011
Gamecubes are definitely not depressing, but very enjoyable. I need to pick up Paper Mario, it looks really good. Also, I need to find time to play my damn Gamecube. I think it's getting lonely.
April 04, 2011
@ oh boy. you do. all those things. ALL OF THEM. :D

@ don't worry about it! WW is the sort of thing that you should enjoy when it feels best. if you feel obligated to do it you won't enjoy the game, and it should be an experience to forever remember, as far as i'm concerned. ;P
you're reading 8-Bit? hahahahaha! i bet you're loving it. that was the webcomic that made me fall in love with the medium. fantastic, fantastic comic. :D how far along are you in homestuck? i need someone to discuss shipping with. it's bad, i know, and i'm not usually a shipper, but goddamn it, i've been infected by the bug. as long as i don't get too ferocious about it, i should be good, but nowadays homestuck has actually driven me into 4chan and i'm embarrassed about that. XD
which escapist features are you watching? i've heard great things about doomsday arcade and a couple of others, and zero punctuation used to be hilarious, but most of it is godawful. I'd recommend moviebob though, and maybe extracredits if you're feeling a bit contemplative. :D
check out http://archiveofourown.org if you haven't yet. their archives, especially the homestuck one, are absolutely fantastic. top quality all round. :D
language can be such a roadblock. it's the main reason i can't appreciate things from abroad. i wish the world had one unified language (not esperanto thanks) so we could all get along, a la Tower of Babel-style shenanigans. :D still, i'd totally recommend you push him through on TTYD, it's worth it even if you can't appreciate a lot of the text - though without the text you do miss out on the fantastic writing!!! :D
playing pokémon is fairly easy without text, though, if you have something to tell you what the names of your moves are, like...bulbapedia or whatever. a proper RPG can be a nightmare even in your own language, if it's not translated properly (like zelda 2 or many others!! :P)

i've actually come to really despise that song. i don't know why. :<
April 04, 2011
i get what you mean, man. i had the same problem trying to get through ZOE 1 the other day. :( how is TiTs? you enjoying it so far? i'm thinking about taking a dive and buying it myself, you know. trying to find the motivation when i still need to pick up a 3DS. :D what's arriving in 3 weeks? do share!
no worries. webcomics are great because you can just leave them and come back later, in a way that even normal comics don't quite do. it's the simplest thing to pick up where you left off, without losing steam. :D you're pretty far, then! hivebent, then act 5 part 2 and then you'll be in the same position of serial addiction i find myself in. you poor soul. :P NEVER READ TVTROPES BEFORE FINISHING SOMETHING!!! it ruins the experience. spoilers, spoilers everywhere!! :( (i recommend getting back to it when you're done with TiTs, so you've got less to distract you. it's the best way. :D)
well, you're more into it than i am, then! i really dislike most of the things (they're either too pretentious or simply not entertaining enough for my tastes) they do, but they might be better than they give them credit for, so maybe i'll check the stuff out sometime. Unskippable is awful though, no word of a lie. :>
true! just making sure you know for the future. i didn't, sadly, so i've got a lot to read through now. XD i've been hoarding fanart too, and the artists for the HS fandom are fantastic, so when you're done i'll share that too. :D
to be fair, that is true. the moment i read it it just popped into my head and i had to listen to it. it's almost irritating! >_<
March 08, 2011
Yes... Link's Awakening is GREAT! Possibly the best Zelda game of them all. The ending was so lol wtf, and the whole game was so weird and metaphysical. Really clever dungeon designs too. I like it way more than A Link to the Past.
March 08, 2011
Oh wow, look at all this good taste you have! ;P It also had some spectacular music, and it honed the whole "2D Zelda" thing to perfection. LTTP was alright, but it had nothing on Link's Awakening. :D
Did you ever play the two Oracle games? They're almost as good. Almost. :P
March 08, 2011
Son, I always have good taste ;) Oracle of Ages/Seasons were both damn good as well, I know I have them around here somewhere, but gameboy games are sooooo easy to lose >_<
March 08, 2011
I should expect it from Mr. Sears, shouldn't I? ;P
What you need to do is what I've done - get a great big jar, and just stuff all your cartridges in that. It's disorderly as sin, yeah, but at least you know where everything is. :D
And hey, if worst comes to worst, you could always shell out a little cash, buy them again. It's hella worth it, I say, that shit is delirious biznasty. :D
March 09, 2011
Ya bro, I need to acquire a GBA SP so I can play all these great games again. I've got one of the old skool GBAs but playing a handheld with no backlight is damn brutal. Yeah tossing them all in a jar is actually a good idea. It's easier to keep DS and PSP games since they just snap into their nice little cases. @: Yep, that's the one man. It's a hella good game, so are the ages games.
March 09, 2011
@ You're right there. I tried using my old GBA the other day, couldn't do it. I don't know when I got used to backlighting, but whenever it was, I certainly can't go back. Had any luck finding one yet? If you didn't live in the US I'd give you one of mine. XD
DS and PSP games are nice like that, if a bit heavier on space. It probably would have been easier for everybody if they hadn't scrimped on GBA packaging and done the same thing a generation earlier. I mean, even GB and GBC games had those little plastic case-thingies.

@ If you haven't played more of LA than that, you're missing out! I wholeheartedly recommend at least emulating it. Not the same, but still worthwhile. :D
You probably should stop letting your attention wander, yes. I should too. We should all focus on one thing until we get it done. :D
March 09, 2011
lol, thanks bro <3 I'm still looking around for a cheapy on amazon and ebay, I know I'll find one sooner or later.
March 09, 2011
No worries. I've got too many of these things anyway, haha! How cheap are the ones you've found so far? If the GBA SP isn't region-locked, I could put a listing up at a more affordable price for you. Hell, I could put it up quite cheaply actually. What are fellow Siliconerites for, right? :P
March 10, 2011
Siliconerites is a progression of the disease known as Gamingnerditis which occurs due to inflammation of the frontal lobe. Symptoms include spending more time bullshitting on the internet than actually playing games, reckless and shameless hoarding of video games and consoles, as well as an ever-increasing backlog as the patient continues to drown in the waves of his obsession. There is no cure for this illness.

@Alhazardous : Most of the ones I've seen have been $25-30 shipped. I've been holding out for one in the $20 range after shipping. If you seriously don't mind hooking me up that would be pretty awesome. According to the internetz all GBAs and DSes are region free, knowing that makes N's decision to implement region locking on the 3DS a little bit more depressing D: yeah I dunno how much it would cost to ship a GBA from Britishland to Murka but it would be cool if you don't mind helping me out. Since we're both already infected with Siliconerites (that sounds kinda wrong doesn't it?)
March 10, 2011
@ It's certainly one of the nicer diseases I've had. Or cults I've been part of. Whichever you prefer! ;P

@ As long as you don't mind that it's a bit scratched, I'd be happy to (it's also silver, if that's OK). I don't know how to go about doing this, but let's say I put up a listing on American eBay, see what they suggest for shipping, and then I'll throw the link down. Just gimme some time to find the damn thing. :D

EDIT: @ I've done a little research! The cost of shipping (without tracking, so no recorded deliveries or anything) is £3.20, which is about $5.20. The cost of shipping with tracking (which'll get a signature so it can be confirmed) is about £8.20, which is $13. Without tracking is 5 days delivery, with tracking is 4 days. I could do it through UPS or someone, but that's more complex...either way, there's not much to it. Throw an email my way or something, so we can discuss this in-depth. :D
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