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    Books

    thoughts on recently read stuff Mistborn trilogy: Starts out with a nice, simple goal that's easy to get invested in (most of the world is enslaved or in poverty, this guy who's responsible is a dick and needs to die) and a cool magic system and some simple but likable enough characters. The...
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    Serious Depression

    I've been feeling a lot of negativity over the past couple of months related to circumcision. It's keeping me up at night and occupies my thoughts whenever I'm not distracted by something. Partly due to having it forced on me as an infant and the discontent at having a disfigured body that...
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    Hot Takes

    The real big reason it's popular now is money. American medical organizations promote it and fund studies to encourage it because it's incredibly profitable; they make money from the surgery itself as well as from a potentially lengthened hospital stay. It's essentially also become a legal...
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    Videogame thread

    2010: Mario Galaxy 2 2011: Dark Souls 2012: FTL Faster than Light 2013: Etrian Odyssey 4 (VHM to Civilization 5 BNW, which is amazing with the right mods) 2014: Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze 2015: Undertale (VHM Witcher 3) 2016: Dark Souls 3 2017: Hollow Knight 2018: Rance X (HM Monster...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    seasonal thoughts in rough order Interspecies Reviewers - Beautiful. You can probably tell just from reading the summary whether this is something that sounds fun or something you're not interested in. Seton Academy - Really dumb and cheezy but pretty legitimately funny. Railgun - this one is...
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    Videogame thread

    Yeah, I think Pokemon is a franchise that's fairly ripe for competitors to come in and potentially do the same thing better. The gameplay is very simplistic, the graphics in SS look worse than games that are 10+ years old, etc; there's not much that couldn't be replicated by someone else...
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    Videogame thread

    I agree with pretty much everything said above on The Messenger. Except for maybe the part about it being better than Shovel Knight, or at least the original Shovel Knight. Both Scepter of Torment and King of Cards felt like they were trying too hard to add a unique twist to the platforming...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    Kemonomichi is great, I never knew I wanted an isekai about a furry creeper wrestler.
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    Kimetsu no Yaiba has been kind of a middling series outside of the good animation but damn if the latest episode wasn't great The pacing bothered me more than the animation honestly. Wouldn't put any bets on it getting better long-term though, I know some other long-runners like Naruto have...
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    Videogame thread

    Finished Subnautica recently. I liked it overall, it has a lot of rough spots but it gets that open world/survival/crafting/exploration/etc mix done effectively and the deep (alien) sea is a good setting with lots of cool sub biomes to explore. I do like that it actually has a story going on...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    early thoughts We Never Learn: same premise as Quintessential Quintuplets from last season, but very slightly better, the characters are a bit more likable and it doesn't dump 5 of them on you all at once. Still pretty mediocre. Carole and Tuesday: Good thus far. The sci-fi setting seems like...
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    Videogame thread

    I actually finished CrossCode a couple weeks ago and have pretty mixed feelings on it. It does a lot of things right; it looks good, the combat is simple but fast-paced and fun, the story is solid even if it doesn't start moving until you're 2/3 of the way done with the game, but the characters...
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    What do you expect from the new Elder scrolls 6?

    It's not like Fallout isn't a major franchise either, but yeah. I had 76 kind of filed under "weird experimental spinoff game" from the start, it doesn't reflect well on Bethesda but I'm not expecting their core titles to be bad because of it. As for TES 6, I don't really think much of it...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    Shield Hero is fine if you're the sort of person who can enjoy uncultured (ie trashy) low-mid tier isekai stuff. I feel like the SAO comparison is pretty accurate for the most part except for the whole shield thing that means that MC has to work in a party instead of soloing everything. Dororo...
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    Videogame thread

    https://gematsu.com/2019/01/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-of-cold-steel-i-and-ii-localization-staff-working-on-iii some major members of the localization staff that worked on 1-2 are working on 3 as well so it's very unlikely to be the debacle that Ys 8 was, at least Honestly I'm feeling kinda...
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