America was just a neutral safe haven for people to come when they wanted to escape the war. It wasn't until Japan for some reason decided to bomb Pearl Harbor that we felt the war was getting out of hand. Hell, even the UK and China went to war with Japan after Pearl Harbor (there were other reasons too).
That whole "stance" is kind of offensive to me because if America was more involved earlier on, I'd probably not be here. I had a Jewish great-grandfather who left Poland for America after the German invasion. He somehow slipped out and lived a safe life here in America.
It could well be different elsewhere. I wouldn't ask the French though. I don't think they like you very much
The feeling is mutual. Fucking frogs.
Anyway, being American and hardly a patriot (which isn't to say I take the freedom I've been given for granted), I've come to realize that the more ignorant amongst our population always always always defer to World War II when getting in stupid arguments with foreigners. My cousin is particularly nasty when it comes to this: he can't play an XBox Live game with anybody of a different nationality because he gets in a dick-wagging contest over which country is better and always uses World War II as the basis of his argument.
Those people also conveniently forget that we lost Korea and Vietnam. And the mess every war with the middle-east has been.
Ah, I don't care. Individuals should be taken on their own merits, but governments are inevitably shit. Best not to confuse the two, not get defensive if someone slams your government. It's not your job to defend them.
Yeah. I agree. I happen to be an animation major, and simplistic and flowy characters are considerably easier to animate.
Not to mention, when you get to the heart of the matter, most complex-looking characters are just variants on a much more simplistic template, and the added details in question are merely an attempt by the artist to make the characters stand out from said template. This especially applies to ordinary human characters.
Post by Shrikeswind on May 20, 2010 23:36:02 GMT -5
More importantly, I had a shot at Kingdom Hearts once. Couldn't stand it, plot was stupid IMO. But anyways, I was on that Tarzan level and I couldn't help but think, "Wow. He should REALLY not be in that outfit out in the jungle." I mean, it's all over-done and everything. A guy in a similar outfit but without all the zippers and straps and whatnot, you know, solid colors, and maybe with a more regular looking sword (seriously, keys should not be swords, but it's an ignorable point,) I could picture him looking in place in the jungles of Africa just as much as in ancient Greece (to a lesser extent due to style, but regardless,) and in a modernish city. Sora, though, is so overdone he looks out of place EVERYWHERE HE GOES. And don't get me started on Goofy and Donald's designs. God, those were atrocious.
In conclusion, I agree with you. Now shut up, you ignorant fucker. =P
Sora's design is outrageous for every world he's in except for Atlantica. Yes, this includes Space Paranoids and Halloween Town.
But I agree on the whole simpler character designs being more appealing, though I don't think Pokemon is a particularly shining example for this argument. Pokemon gamers gravitate towards the Pokemon of their generation, which, for most of this board, is Gen1, which is a far leap from Gen5. I've seen kids absolutely in love with Piplup, Turtwig and Chimchar despite how much ass I think they are, and it's just a Being A Kid thing.
(If you were talking to people who aren't kids, then the whole thing above doesn't apply.)
I'm the same way with Jet Grind Radio (*collective groan from entire MB*). I love the designs of the characters and world because they're so simple; Jet Set Radio Future's designs were more complicated, bordering on the nonsensical, and felt sort of cyberpunkish (which I'm not a big fan of), so I don't dig them as much.
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I like that Mayles put her back in her kneepads. What's the last game they were in? One of the Kongas? It was a good look for her, albeit very 90's.
Oct 4, 2020 19:37:15 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: The jokes call to me, their siren song a temptation I can hardly bear, yet I must stay my tongue. Confound my dirty sense of humor.
Oct 16, 2020 13:05:51 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The replies I see to anything Nintendo posts on Twitter are probably an indication as to why they abandoned Miiverse and decided that social media should be someone else's responsibility.
Oct 20, 2020 16:48:02 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: As mentioned in Twitter, I'm currently playing Atelier Meruru DX. I'm thinking about writing reviews for the Arland series afterwards, as well as making a second Nintendo Switch review video after I finish either this or my next game.
Nov 7, 2020 8:46:05 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ I would be interested in seeing your reviews of the Arland games.
Nov 7, 2020 10:56:31 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, there's been Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors. But guys, how about this: Punch-out Warriors! It's like Punch-out, but you fight all of your opponents at once!
Nov 12, 2020 12:12:00 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Sounds punchy, but unless it's a real knock-out I don't think it'd be a hit.
Nov 15, 2020 16:11:31 GMT -5