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  1. Fishin

    Videogame thread

    Sekiro: I came away liking this more than I was expecting. I'm not huge on parry-heavy combat but once I found my groove midway into the game I started enjoying the combat quite a bit; it definitely encourages more aggressive play than Souls or Bloodborne does, which I like. Some bosses (or...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    To Your Eternity/Fumetsu no Anate he was one of the other good shows. Parts of it are a bit overly sappy but overall I'm enjoying it and the concept is pretty weird and unique. I also kind of liked Back Arrow, it wasn't great or anything but it manages to be some good dumb fun for most of the...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    Also in the interest of not being entirely negative about stuff, I'll say that this season is pretty weak for the most part but Odd Taxi is great. It's one of those rare shows that has dialogue good enough to carry the entire thing even before the plot starts to kick in. There's something very...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    The thing that stands out most to me is how it had a "fanservice" episode and all the characters are still acting typically prudish even when most of them are probably going to die in the next month or two. It smacks of taking a popular element from other anime and transplanting it into a...
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    Serious Religion and Politics

    Basically all modern countries have separation of church and state on some official level, though there are often a lot of laws influenced by religion. The role that religions do primarily play is to protect their interests, which can be good or bad (although the bad tends to get more...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    The Made in Abyss movie was everything I expected from a sequel. Amazing music, great characters, a huge sense of depth to the world, and of course a healthy dose of body horror that borders on fetishistic.
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    Books

    Yeah, I've been generally pretty impressed by his stuff, even the standalone titles like Warbreaker (which he's made freely available, interestingly) or Shadows For Silence are generally engaging and creative. To be fair I have been a bit disappointed by the second Mistborn trilogy, it's still...
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    Anime and Manga Thread MK3 - Beware Spoilers

    Rent-a-gf: Pure trash, the sort of thing that you only watch because that's what you want. All of the characters are dumb and/or obnoxious in very unlikable ways. Deca-Dence: Actually pretty neat. Original concept, fun to watch, likable characters. It hasn't knocked it out of the park but it's...
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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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