Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 20, 2019 4:19:21 GMT -5
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY!
Per tradition, here is this year's Christmas thread! Talk about your holiday plans, share things you want this year for Christmas, share what you got this year for Christmas, bring music, bring pictures...have fun!
This year, courtesy ShadowAtNoon (go check out his YouTube channel), here's over an hour of wintery Nintendo music! Which isn't strictly Christmasy so much as it is wintery but cut me some slack, I'm well past tapped after the musical advent calendars from 2016 and 2018. That's 50 Christmas songs. More, counting a couple posted by Swedol last year for St. Lucia Day. Speaking of which, links to both playlists are below. They are a bit out of order, as I didn’t have time to get them in right, but they’re mostly all there (I think the Juldansen videos are region-locked, and I couldn’t find replacements. Sorry.) I might do another playlist next year if I remember in time, but you know me. I'd lose my head if it weren't...um...hold that thought, I think I left my head in my car.
Post by Shrikeswind on Dec 31, 2019 21:56:51 GMT -5
I hope everyone has had a great Christmas and a wonderful 2019, and if you haven’t, I hope 2020 is your best year yet. I don’t think I’ve ever done a New Year’s post in one of these, but I think it’s time we had one. It’s 2 and a half hours away for me, but let’s take a moment before closing out this year (and thread) to reflect on the past year - and the past decade! - and what good has been done. There’s absolutely been a lot worth leaving in the past, but let’s appreciate where things have gone well!
I’m driving now, and I have a job that I enjoy, one that gives me a lot of freedom. I haven’t been playing as many video games, unfortunately, but I feel like I’ve come to actually enjoy them more deeply - and for that matter, I feel like I’ve come to enjoy things I do in general more deeply. I’ve taken up a number of hobbies, I’ve gotten better at socializing and at expressing myself, and I have started planning better. I’m financially worse off than I was in 2010, but on the other hand I’m in a much better position to stabilize myself in that area, which is a decent trade even if I’d like both. I’m still bad at keeping a set schedule, but coming into my third decade, I think I’m on track to really start enjoying life. I’m not about to start making resolutions - no sense in lying to myself - but I’m sure that this is going to be my year if I have to drag it bloodied and screaming to make it my year.
Lastly, I’m proud to have started a few traditions, and to have started upholding a few more. And it’s on that note that I share one tradition in particular, an old Scottish song I’m sure we’ve all heard before. This is Auld Lang Syne, as performed by Dougie McLean.
Nester the Lark: I've had similar thoughts the past several months. What do I really use social media for? I don't interact a whole lot, so for me, it's more about getting content. "Less about the social, more about the media" as I like to put it.
Sept 3, 2023 11:05:50 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On second thought, maybe I should give Bluesky a try. I was actually considering Mastodon as a replacement of X and didn't really think much of Bluesky since posts are viewable by members only, but I guess it wouldn't hurt to try.
Sept 7, 2023 14:29:50 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I relate with that and Twitter. I started using it and got addicted to scrolling, retweeting things. Nowadays I come back in short waves, or learning about media like you. Unfortunately it's hard to keep track and Musk doesn't like datascraping.
Sept 11, 2023 6:11:48 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: The other reason I use it is to follow art channels I like, specifically to browse cute art.
Sept 11, 2023 6:12:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I have got a Bluesky account. I'll consider actually posting later. And I haven't even used X for at least a month. There are a few X users I'm interested in re-following (in a general sense) if they have accounts elsewhere.
Sept 11, 2023 12:34:01 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: The problem with being completely sucked into Surge Concerto's world is that I can't actually look them up outside of the game, since everything, including some official media, is spoiler. It's the same issue as BLUE REFLECTION: Second Light.
Sept 11, 2023 12:37:04 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Cool ^^ Sorry to hear that Hope you have fun with the games until you don't have to avoid the spoilers.
Sept 11, 2023 18:02:45 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I've been fed up with online editors and software which claims to be free but isn't. -_- I've usually joined an image with audio w/Avidemux which actually is open source. Now I just use FFMPEG to do same for less clicking. I'm satisfied this way though. ^^
Sept 11, 2023 19:15:16 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: I think microblogging sounds nice too. I might try it myself one day. ^^ Twitter/X's character limit is restricting, as is the organisation/discovery of tweets. Don't worry about audience, it isn't important tho if u want one I'm sure will get1 eventually.
Sept 11, 2023 19:19:44 GMT -5
Evie ❤✿: Funnily enough there is a recent Hatsune Miku/Pokémon collab called Pokémon feat. Hatsune Miku Project Voltage 18 Types 18 Songs where it imagines if Hatsune Miku was a Pokémon Trainer and what Pokémon she'd use.
Sept 11, 2023 19:23:20 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Sony has announced a State of Play for tomorrow after the Direct. Didn't they do this last September, also? EDIT: Yes, they did.
Sept 13, 2023 16:04:08 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not a bad Direct. I'll post my impressions later.
Sept 14, 2023 9:45:28 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: So, I still don't know if NST had anything to do with Mario vs. Donkey Kong on Switch, but plot twist! They *did* develop F-Zero 99.
Sept 14, 2023 14:11:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: About a quarter done in Ciel nosurge DX (1/3 story, about 1/5 items). Absolutely love the story, but the gameplay is pretty bad. Wouldn't have liked it at all in its original online, real-time-only form.
Sept 15, 2023 14:35:58 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Apparently, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 won the Award of Excellence at TGS.
Sept 21, 2023 11:33:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: This is unexpected. His name is almost synonymous with the studio.
Sept 25, 2023 10:46:37 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Surge Concerto (and the overall Ar Tonelico series, from what I know) has deep lore and unfathomable dark stories on top of rather shallow gameplay. It's in some ways a far more extreme version of the BLUE REFLECTION series.
Sept 26, 2023 14:08:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Game design similarities aside, I'm surprised that the same developer behind Atelier can make something like this. Not exactly my cup of tea, but that's an extra layer of appreciation I have for them.
Sept 26, 2023 14:09:54 GMT -5