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: Hello, NinDB world! Post your shouts here! (But be careful not to wake the neighbors. )
Jul 21, 2020 8:45:06 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Guys, guys! I can't believe what I found in Zelda 1! The game features an Elimination Mode that for some reason not many talked about! I wonder if it's fun? (Don't actually try it.)
Jul 23, 2020 8:32:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Hey, I can edit shoutbox posts! This is already better than Twitter!
Jul 23, 2020 8:33:38 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: It seems like Cadence of Hyrule should be more popular than it is. Are people put off by the rhythm aspect? Or the randomly-generated maps?
Jul 24, 2020 14:01:59 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ Might warrant its own thread, but I think mixing rhythm and other genres usually resuls in gameplay too difficult for many. I can't handle it well either, judging from my scores in Dedede's Drum Dash.
Jul 24, 2020 22:46:56 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: ↑ For me personally, it simply hasn't been considered. It's a download-only game (until now) from a series I'm unfamiliar with and didn't feel like trying out.
Jul 24, 2020 23:02:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Ironically, I did create a thread for Cadence of Hyrule, but then deleted it thinking there wouldn't be any discussion on it. Maybe I'll go ahead and make a new one.
Jul 25, 2020 8:58:56 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Something to bear in mind about the shoutbox if you’re not already aware: It doesn’t show up on the mobile version of the forums. This shouldn’t be a major problem, but it can make it difficult to get into discussions for mobile visitors.
Jul 26, 2020 1:40:18 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Also the more obvious character limit issues, and the format not really being conducive to longer-term discussion. It’s useful but limited; threads definitely still have their place.
Jul 26, 2020 1:45:06 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: (Honestly, Proboards mobile is pretty bad in general, but...)
Jul 26, 2020 1:46:07 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Not sure if this works on all devices, but you can force the desktop version of the forum by scrolling all the way to the bottom and clicking the "Desktop" link at the lower right.
Jul 26, 2020 8:41:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I’m aware. I’m typing this from my phone. I’m just pointing out that, for people who aren’t aware or who may be casually checking in on their phone, the shoutbox won’t be visible on
Jul 26, 2020 22:04:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Is there a Discord for NinDB, by the way? It’s very popular with them there young’ns these days, so it might help activity.
Jul 26, 2020 22:07:47 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: There is no NinDB Discord. There was a brief discussion of it a few years ago, but nothing ultimately came of it. I rarely use Discord, myself.
Jul 27, 2020 8:58:28 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Hm. Seems like it might be a good idea if activity picks up. Not to be a pessimist but I do have my doubts that'll happen though.
Jul 29, 2020 3:00:10 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Okay not a Nintendo topic but I kinda need to talk about this because I just learned it and it's a thing so bleh.
Aug 2, 2020 23:44:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: You remember Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, right? So apparently, 5 year old me was incapable of discerning male and female in non-humans, because *apparently* there's a female gargoyle, and the goat's a boy.
Aug 2, 2020 23:47:59 GMT -5