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Posted 3/31/19 , edited 3/31/19

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I do too, but this kind of thing always make me wonder what the reasons for it were. Is it just a case of miscommunication, a corporate decision or actually the result of animators unionizing and demanding better working conditions? It'd be great if it were the latter, but I seriously doubt it.

It could've been planned from the beginning too and fans just assumed the cours would be continuous.

In terms of why, it was probably just because someone higher up pointed out that to maintain quality they'd need a break or the production would collapse, so they got one. Four cours of that production quality must be intense for anyone and if something tripped up in the first half the cascade into the second would be disastrous.

For the producers that'd be a risk/reward assessment to maximize the return on their investment. Plus for something as monolithic as SAO having a break in the middle lets them hype merchandise twice, stay relevant longer, and gives diehard fans a reprieve between expensive BD volumes so they can buy more of them.
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Part of me wants to go play EverQuest again. I love that the game is mainly just like, “you’re in an mmo now, go play” rather than having like tons of hand holding. At the same time though, the gameplay is repetitive and it starts to feel like you are wasting time.

I have fond memories of it and of Asheron’s Call though, both were very community heavy mmorpgs.
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I think I attempted EQ once but couldn't handle the graphics.

Too bad EQN died on the vine.
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I think I attempted EQ once but couldn't handle the graphics.

Too bad EQN died on the vine.


To compare it to WoW. WoW sort of feels like WestWorld or an Amusement Park where you have like activities and actors or robots there to help you enjoy yourself.

EverQuest felt on The other hand like you were wandering through the wilderness with genuine threats. Mobs were arranged in a way that high level mob paths often crossed with low level ones so you would have to pay attention or you would be in trouble. Death penalties were harsh so you really didn’t want to die, and in game maps didn’t exist so you didn’t run while staring at a minimap. It felt a lot less game-like which is why I have fond memories of it. That feel of being scared and uncertain were really immersive. In more recent MMOs I find myself playing them like I’m just checking off things on a list and staring at the minimap while going from point to point not at all paying attention to the environment.
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Part of me wants to go play EverQuest again. I love that the game is mainly just like, “you’re in an mmo now, go play” rather than having like tons of hand holding. At the same time though, the gameplay is repetitive and it starts to feel like you are wasting time.

I have fond memories of it and of Asheron’s Call though, both were very community heavy mmorpgs.


Have you heard about Pantheon yet? It's an MMO by the EQ developers which promises to go take things back to the roots and focus more on the community aspect of MMOs by requiring you to group up in order to progress through most areas. It's probably going to come out next year at the earliest, so it's still too early to tell whether or not the game's going to be any good, but I'm still cautiously looking forward to it.
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I would not like to disparage them as I have never been to them, and do consider that there are likely a number of individuals who attend who are probably abiding by the same train of thoughts I as am.

But enough of my issues, as my mood has stabilized yet again.

I am greatly saddened that Wataten ended, and if it JUST WERE NOT FOR THE FIRST FOUR EPISODES, I COULD RECOMMEND THEM TO OTHERS. Miyako's pedophilic attraction to Hana becomes such a nonfactor later on, and the show is a bit more reminiscent of Ichigo Mashimaro than it is a pervfest like Uzamaid.

Fruit Basket 2019 seems to be doing well. I honestly hated the original, as Tohru is perhaps a ridiculously cheery sue who perpetually optimistic demeanor can resolve any issues, no matter how complicated or deeply embedded they are in a person. I heard that Clamp's original work had her dealing with own issues as any normal human being would, so I can check that out.

Tohru in the original reminds me of a Stepford Smiler type, that one overly enthusiastic individual you see at religious meetings who isn't overly hateful, but just way too into it. There's having a natural tendency to being happy and optimistic, then there is inhuman levels of appearing happy that are symptomatic of some inner brokenness.

I am surprised Yu-No is getting an adaptation but pleasantly surprised. I have not read it, mind you, but visual novel works that dot the 90s and early 2000s are especially nostalgic to me.

I have seen the ImoImo OVAs, and I am experiencing that sadness that comes when you imagine fond memories that could have been.
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I'm honestly doing pretty good

Been really busy with work lately while also finishing up my Master's thesis and falling sick a bunch of times in addition to that. Now things are starting to stabilize again, which makes me happy, so I hope that lasts.


Take it easy! Try and de-stress if you can!
And good luck with the rest of your thesis <3



This made me interested enough to google "unnatural death rate Australia". Did you know that Alzheimer's and Dementia are the most common cause of death among Australian women? Well, you know now.

I got to admit that I was disappointed not to see "death by spidering" show up on that list, though I guess that would fall under "Accidental poisoning", which is number three in Sezzie's age group, so I guess you aren't that far off after all



I can definitely feel myself having one of those illnesses early, the health issues I have been dealing with are just getting worse haha


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If Sezzie is already 21 and survived in Australia her entire life, she probably has biceps as big as my head, grown a manly mustache since birth, and carries a knife that would qualify as a sword anywhere else in the world.

The weak don't survive.


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lad

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lad

heaven's feel 2 lad


I would post a gif that accurately portrays what happened in the theater, but I don't want to be banned quite yet.

Just google something like "giant ejaculation".
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Saemonza wrote:

lad

heaven's feel 2 lad


I would post a gif that accurately portrays what happened in the theater, but I don't want to be banned quite yet.

Just google something like "giant ejaculation".


At the scene in Shirou's place or the scene at the end at the Matou residence? Pretty sure there was more "enthusiasm" at my theater for the latter

Did have a loud fat guy sitting next to me during the movie that then asked at the end during the credits "What happened before I got here" since he arrived a few minutes late. Turns out he hadn't even watched HF 1. He literally said "Wait, there's one before this one!?"... Like dude, there's literally a 2 in the title here, 99.9% chance there was another movie before this...

Overall was good, though, and worth ditching Animal Kingdom to go see it. I just missed out on the blue rabbits f***ing area, so NBD
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At the scene in Shirou's place or the scene at the end at the Matou residence? Pretty sure there was more "enthusiasm" at my theater for the latter


Pretty much all the time actually. Mostly just me though. But the scene you mentioned did get a really big pop from the crowd.

I fucking loved this movie. It was all I wanted it to be. Honestly, the only real point of complaint I have is that I wish they had given more time to the relationship between Shirou and Ilya, but they absolutely nailed all of the most important bits, so whatever.


jcal94 wrote:

Did have a loud fat guy sitting next to me during the movie that then asked at the end during the credits "What happened before I got here" since he arrived a few minutes late. Turns out he hadn't even watched HF 1. He literally said "Wait, there's one before this one!?"... Like dude, there's literally a 2 in the title here, 99.9% chance there was another movie before this...


Pretty dumb. Though to be fair, the movie is really inaccessible. It's part two of the third route of a visual novel that only a couple of people outside of Japan will have played. If you haven't at least gone through Fate and UBW, then the movie will mean shit all to you. Yes, there are technically anime adaptations to both of these routes, but the one for Fate, in addition to just being plain bad at everything, is like thirteen years old at this point and even ufotable's mediocre UBW stopped airing like four years ago, so a lot of the newer viewers probably haven't seen it. Honestly, if I had to guess, I would say that at least 80 % of the audience in my theater lacked the proper context for this movie.

It's not the movie's fault, but it sucks that when I want to recommend it to someone, I have to start with "well, first you have to download an illegitimate version of a fifteen-year old visual novel", which is usually a pretty hard sell.
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It's not the movie's fault, but it sucks that when I want to recommend it to someone, I have to start with "well, first you have to download an illegitimate version of a fifteen-year old visual novel", which is usually a pretty hard sell.

I'd love to really go ham on the so "Where do I start Fate?" question someday with "Well, first we should start with the Arthurian legends so you'll want to learn Middle French to appreciate Le Morte d'Arthur in its original language..."

"Medea and Heracles both come into play so you'll need a PhD in Classics focusing on Greece..."

"And we don't have the full original Epic of Gilgamesh from 2100BC so next you'll need to infiltrate CERN..."

"After that you need to be hit by a truck and isekai'd back to 17th Century Nippon and devote your life to kenjutsu swordsmanship to truly appreciate the gravitas and bearing of Sasaki Kojirou, also you must fight Miyamoto Musashi..."
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I come to the CR forums to see what bad April's Fools "jokes" Miscellaneous has to offer, only to learn that it died? Good lord... RIP GD. You were a cesspool till the end.
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I come to the CR forums to see what bad April's Fools "jokes" Miscellaneous has to offer, only to learn that it died? Good lord... RIP GD. You were a cesspool till the end.

That which is dead may never die. /forumcategory-391024/chit-chat

Not sure if they've got an April Fool's thread up though.
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Oh my God.



It's April Fool's Day. I'm scared it's just a joke video and not real.

I'll click it later...
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