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  1. I'm playing Persona 5 right now. Like, literally right now. XD

     

    I also finished playing Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors about a month ago, and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia before that. I'm intending to play Virtue's Last Reward and Zero Time Dilemma (999's sequels) once I'm done with P5.


  2. 999

    Played through all the bad endings. That's like, what, 2-3 deaths?

     

    Persona 5

    Got ambushed by 5 enemies in an early Palace, and they were resistant to everything I had. XD

     

    Star Ocean 5

    I keep getting taken out in Northern Sohma by Envious Invidiads. I'm like level 45, I've already killed the main boss, and those blue squirrel things still hand me my butt on a plate.


  3. I came up with this one myself a few years ago:

    "Never stop dreaming. Our dreams are what keep us alive."

     

    While my favorite author taught me this through his books 17 years ago:

    "As long as you know who you are, does it really matter what other people think about you?"


  4. My family's had two cats so far. The one with the funky mask is our current one, a purebred ragdoll boy called Santtu. He's 7 years old at the moment (will be 8 in January) and the picture is slightly old, I think he's around 4 in this (we got him in 2012 when he was 2). He hasn't changed a lot since the picture was taken. He was practically given away by his original owner when his coat grew 'wrong' - he wasn't suitable for cat shows so he had to go. My mom and I immediately took him in since we were pissed off at the owner's attitude and didn't want him to stay with that woman anymore.

     

    The red one is our previous cat, a mixed breed called Lulu. We got her when she was 6 years old, all the way back in 2000; she lived to be nearly 18, but in the summer of 2011 she inexplicably developed seizures and finally in November stopped eating. We waited for four days - a vet had told us that if a cat didn't eat for four days, their body would start poisoning itself - and then my mom took her to the vet to be put down. She'd also developed renal dysfunction a few years earlier so it was only a matter of time until something went wrong. ...I grew up from a preteen (12) to an adult (23) with that cat, and I even developed lasting habits from when she was still here. I still keep my pillows pushed to the wall so there's an empty space next to my head, just because Lulu used to sleep there. I miss her pushing herself under my covers to sleep on my arm, licking me back whenever I kissed her on the nose, knowing to jump on my shoulder or back when I tapped them... Santtu is just completely different. He never sleeps on the same bed with a human, and has never, ever, sat on anyone's lap. ...I still love him to bits, though. He's such a lovely, sneaky goofball~

     

    ...Lulu was truly a special type of cat. We got her from a family with allergies, and out of their three cats Lulu was the only one to immediately jump on the sofa and start to cuddle with us (complete strangers at the time). We loved her for her personality, and she even displayed emotional intelligence:

     

    1. She seemed to understand what a kiss was. Whenever I kissed her on the top of the head or the nose, she licked me back from nose to forehead. ...And I did that often, like once or twice a day; she still reciprocated every single time.

    2. She ate anything. She even liked the seafood on my pizza, lemon ice tea and strawberry yogurt. Her particular favorite were green olives... she'd always nibble them if she found them on a plate.

    3. She tended to sleep on the empty space next to my pillows at night, and in her old age she started crawling under my blankets to sleep on my arm. She just literally squished herself between the wall and my chest and made my arm fall asleep.

    4. She never learned any tricks, but she still understood what I wanted when I patted the sofa/bed/whatever next to me, my shoulder or my back. She immediately jumped on whatever was patted.

    5. Not so endearing, but she was very fast at running away if the front or back door was left open for too long. Yet she still never went back to her old family; instead, we found her a day or two later at our doorstep. This happened pretty often so we relaxed after a while and knew she'd come home... we simply staked out our backyard and baited her back inside with food once she showed up. This seems kind of unusual since cats get attached to places rather than people, so instead of going back to her home of 6 years, she came back to us where she'd lived only for a year or two.

     

    Santtu 1.jpg

    Lulu.jpg


  5. Grain harvests were large; the people were happy at their work; no one kept articles lost by others on the road; doors were left unlocked at night.

    - Outlaws of the Marsh, volume 1

     

    This book is also called the Water Margin and the Shui Hu Zhuan, though it's most commonly known as Suikoden. It's a Chinese novel from the 14th century - it took me a while to find an English translation, but I finally own one by Sidney Shapiro.


  6. #1. Do you like singing?

    I love to sing and sound awful at it. XD ...I just apparently sing the wrong way so I often get a sore throat or lose my voice if I sing for too long.

     

    #2. What's your favorite genre/band/artist/singer?

    My favorite genre are rock, Celtic and eurobeat. My favorite band at the moment is probably JAM Project, and my favorite singers tend to be solo Japanese artists (MIQ, Toshiya Igarashi, etc.) or voice actors (Tomokazu Seki, Takeshi Kusao, Sho Hayami, Nobutoshi Canna, etc.).

     

    #3. What is the one song you always listen to (like at least once a day)?

    "HEATS" from Getter Robo Armageddon. ...Or rather its instrumental remix from Super Robot Wars V since I've been playing that game recently. (Banpresto's really good at instrumental stuff... that franchise has the best video game bgm I've ever heard.)

     

    #4. Would you recommend any songs so me? (pick at least 5 songs)

    From Poets of the Fall (a Finnish band): Carnival of Rust, Locking Up the Sun, Drama for Life, Lift. Especially good with the music videos (get the lyric video for Drama for Life, the actual music video isn't all that good).

    From JAM Project (a Japanese band): Fire Wars, Hagane no Messiah, The Gate of the Hell, Gong, Wings of the Legend... most of the solo stuff from the band members is also really good, but that's because JAM Project is a supergroup.

     

    #5. Do you listen to fan covers? If you do, then what are your top 5? If not, then why?

    I don't really listen to fan covers all that much, but there are some really good ones out there. My favorite three are Danny Alv's English cover of "Binks Sake" (from One Piece), Fyre's cover of "Kiseki" (Pokemon X and Y ending theme) and Tony Yonné's cover of "Tasogare Oyaji" (from Pokemon Black and White). Yonné isn't an actual person but an Utauloid, though. Then there's all the Japanese artists covering each other, and I really like Toru Furuya's cover of Rainy Blue (a Hideaki Tokunaga song) and Minoru Shiraishi's snippet of "Skies of Love" (first OP to Legend of the Galactic Heroes).

     

    #6. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

    "Real Ability" from Super Robot Wars OG: Moon Dwellers. I had to buy the soundtrack since SRW music is awesome. ...Doesn't help that I love the pilots and units whose bgm Real Ability is.

     

    #7. What song/genre/band do you hate/dislike/loathe? (no bashing, just say you don't like 'em)

    I don't like rap for the most part, unless it's combined with a good melody (Don Johnson Big Band combines rap, hip-hop and saxophones and it sounds soooo good). I also dislike Saara Aalto so much I change the channel when she shows up on TV.


  7. Anything by Poets of the Fall, really. Locking Up the Sun, Carnival of Rust, Drama for Life

     

    Don Johnson Big Band. I usually hate rap, but they combine it with hip-hop and saxophones and it sounds GOOD. One MC, One Delay

     

    Bomfunk MCs. I still remember the Millennium New Years (2000) thanks to these guys - it was midnight at Levi ski resort, and my friend and I were walking down the main street when the Bomfunks' newest single started playing from nearby loudspeakers. And then fireworks shot into the air and spelled "Levi 2000" over the ski slopes. Freestyler

     

    ...They're all Finnish bands, out of which at least Poets of the Fall is good enough for international markets.


  8. Abandon all hope, ye who enter here. ...In other words, a week later and still no news. Ergo, there will be no raffle this year~

     

    I'm actually glad we're not getting one... the trading section would just become even more skewed if there were more CB Prizes. Less drama, the better... honestly, I'm already pissed off about the trading section as is.


  9. ...Game froze right when I was decorating my house. I refreshed, only to find myself back in Alhira with all my progress lost. I'm NOT going to spend two hours just to get that progress back - the lag is so terrible, it takes me a minute or two just to get past a single screen. ...Oh, right, this game eats 1 million RAM on my laptop. WHAT?

     

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    I'm not going to play this game until all the glitches and lag are fixed. Seriously, I'm about ready to punch the next person who comes to my room to ask me why I'm swearing.


  10. It appears one of my Prize donations seems to be stuck in limbo? It didn't make it into the raffle for some reason.

     

    ...If it hasn't been raffled off to anyone, I might end up dumping it in the Departures thread. xd.png