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MetalUpa1014

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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Deep Blue in True or False   
    ふふふふふふふふ。もちろん!I AM MAD SCIENTIST. IT'S SOOOO COOOOOL. SUNUVABITCH.
     
    Next person likes the Sega Dreamcast.
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    MetalUpa1014 reacted to EldritchCherub in True or False   
    True. Never been much of a sport's fan, but I can understand why people find it appealing.
     
    Next person likes idols.
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    MetalUpa1014 reacted to laiktail in I'm at a lost for words... (HuniePop discussion)   
    I showed this to my friend and this is his reply: 
     
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    MetalUpa1014 reacted to Nagisa_Fawkes in I'm at a lost for words... (HuniePop discussion)   
    This. Just... this...
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from LinovaA in True or False   
    True. But it's hard for me to come up with questions too, so I don't blame you. =3
     
    Next person thought the newest Hobbit film was a disappointment. 
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from babiker in Your Political Compass   
    Don't you know? It's the liberal atheist communist Jew Muslim patriarchy conspiracy of America where they wanna inject the gay virus into all of us and take away our guns. One day the South will rise again. 
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from sirjabberwock in Your Political Compass   
    With that kind of narrow-minded thinking, you are clearly living in a delusional world. I have no patience with such people so far removed from reality, unwilling to even think outside their own bubble.

    When 97% of the scientific community supports global warming, your response to that is... a blogspot post about a bunch of dubious papers from an organization with no credibility and clear bias?

    Right, this is where I take my leave. Good day.
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Keaton in Looking to help someone to self-study Japanese.   
    Perhaps. I have nearly zero skills in Chinese at the moment though, so it would be a very long time from now. Japanese is the only thing that's really viable for me currently.
     
    Good luck to Grieviious. Hope he enjoys learning this amazing language.
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    MetalUpa1014 reacted to reyaes in Barriers to Americans understanding the Japanese   
    Japan is a very tired country.
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Zalor in Adapting books/other media to VNs   
    Awhile back they did a visual novel adaption of the 39 Steps. No idea if it's any good. I haven't gotten to it myself yet.
     
    https://vndb.org/v12284
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Darklord Rooke in Clannad Kickstarter soon - Sekai Project   
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    MetalUpa1014 reacted to Zenophilious in GamerGate   
    Kinda late to the party, but I will say that Anita Sarkeesian is manipulative as hell, and nobody should take her seriously.  I watched one of her Tropes Against Women videos, and it was hilariously bad.  She went on and on about how some game that ended up being turned into a Star Fox game was essentially remade, with the female main character basically turned into a side character, but she failed to note any specific reason why it was turned into a Star Fox game, or even any facts besides that it had a female main character and a basic plot synopsis.  It seems like she either just doesn't do good research or she only states evidence that supports her claims while ignoring everything else, and since she's getting rid of the comments on her videos she's essentially preventing people from disagreeing with her, all while saying, "It's the misogynists, they're everywhere!  I'm a victim, help me!".  I don't advocate for the use of death threats, or any similar means of terrorism, but geez, why is she getting any attention at all?  She's not doing this to help people, she just wants attention.
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Katatsumuri in GamerGate   
    *cough* profile pic *cough*
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Asterisk in GamerGate   
    *cough* profile pic *cough*
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from solidbatman in GamerGate   
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    MetalUpa1014 reacted to Zenophilious in The Rant Thread   
    I dunno, I felt the same way, and most of my classmates were into alcohol, drugs, partying, getting laid and other similar stereotypical teen activities.  Besides that, they generally acted about as mature as the average middle schooler, showed little control over their emotions, and seemed to lack a basic capacity for logic.  Might just be pop culture, but I definitely felt what MatalUpa is talking about.  Again, I'm generalizing based on the people I was around, so not everyone at my school was like that, just a majority.
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Funyarinpa in Depression Quest   
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from krill in Any good Sports animes?   
    Higurashi has baseball in it. That counts, right? Right!?
     
    Or I guess if you consider murder and torture a sport too.
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from RikuKH3 in (JP) 5pb HUGE STEINS;GATE 5TH ANNIVERSARY SALE 8/13/2014 - 8/27/2014   
    In honor of Steins;Gate's 5th anniversary, 5pb is having a massive sale on all their titles across a variety of platforms. The sale will last from 8/13/2014 - 8/27/2014. This is an extremely rare event, because 5pb rarely discounts their games. Among those are Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate, Memories Off, and Corpse Party. A full list of titles is here.
     
    http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/08/08/79317.html
     
    I'm not entirely sure if this extends to physical releases since the sale includes PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, and Vita. On iOS and Android, however, these games are available on the Apple Store and Google Play worldwide.
     
    Of course, all these titles are Japanese language only. Still, Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate can be patched into English on iOS and Android assuming that you have the right software. This blog contains the patches and files needed.
    http://i-vntp.blogspot.com/
     
    On a side note, Corpse Party has been confirmed for a release on iOS, in English, for 8/14/2014 on the App Store. This game has been available on iOS for quite some time, but it was only in Japanese. It's apparently a direct port of XEED's translation on PSP, so I expect it to have full voice acting as well as everything else originally featured.
    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Corpse+Party/news.asp?c=61012
     
    It's going to cost $22, though whether or not the sale will extend to it is unknown. Still, it's a great way for people like me who don't own PSPs to finally experience the game.
     
    So will you be taking advantage of 5pb's sale? Sound off below!
     
     
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from meru in (JP) 5pb HUGE STEINS;GATE 5TH ANNIVERSARY SALE 8/13/2014 - 8/27/2014   
    In honor of Steins;Gate's 5th anniversary, 5pb is having a massive sale on all their titles across a variety of platforms. The sale will last from 8/13/2014 - 8/27/2014. This is an extremely rare event, because 5pb rarely discounts their games. Among those are Chaos;Head, Steins;Gate, Memories Off, and Corpse Party. A full list of titles is here.
     
    http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2014/08/08/79317.html
     
    I'm not entirely sure if this extends to physical releases since the sale includes PS3, Xbox 360, PSP, and Vita. On iOS and Android, however, these games are available on the Apple Store and Google Play worldwide.
     
    Of course, all these titles are Japanese language only. Still, Chaos;Head and Steins;Gate can be patched into English on iOS and Android assuming that you have the right software. This blog contains the patches and files needed.
    http://i-vntp.blogspot.com/
     
    On a side note, Corpse Party has been confirmed for a release on iOS, in English, for 8/14/2014 on the App Store. This game has been available on iOS for quite some time, but it was only in Japanese. It's apparently a direct port of XEED's translation on PSP, so I expect it to have full voice acting as well as everything else originally featured.
    http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPad/Corpse+Party/news.asp?c=61012
     
    It's going to cost $22, though whether or not the sale will extend to it is unknown. Still, it's a great way for people like me who don't own PSPs to finally experience the game.
     
    So will you be taking advantage of 5pb's sale? Sound off below!
     
     
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    MetalUpa1014 reacted to zakobot in 428 -In a Blockaded Shibuya- English Translation   
    After playing through Time Travelers I'd be keen to play this too as there does seem to be some similarities in the story. All the best MetalUpa & others!
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Narcosis in No more Anime and Manga piracy?   
    I am so sick and tired of people calling piracy stealing. For the thousandth time, IT IS NOT. Stealing would be going to a store and shoplifting. You're depriving the store of physical items. Items that cost actual money to manufacture, package, send out, etc. Online piracy is going to a torrent site and downloading a DIGITAL COPY of something that cost nothing. For example, if I checked out a CD at the library, ripped it to iTunes (which is a perfectly legal piece of software, BTW), and then returned the CD, what exactly have I stolen? I could lend that CD to a hundred people, have them rip it, and then return it to the library. The way I see it, pirating a film/anime, watching it, and then deleting it off your hard drive is no different.
     
    The act of piracy itself is not stealing. The real question, IMO, is artists making money off their work. For me personally, it depends on the quality of the product. I've pirated a lot of films in my day, and the ones that I like, I usually go out and buy eventually. Why? Because I liked the film, believe that the maker is worthy of my money, and because I want a physical copy. A torrent on Pirate Bay does not have the full experience. It has a compressed bare bones video file and nothing else. A Blu-Ray though has the benifit of optimal picture and sound, deluxe extras and pacaking, etc. Think of torrenting a movie also as a try before you buy kind of thing.
     
    Most of the films I pirate though are old or foreign films to begin with. Alfred Hitchock for example is long dead, so it dosen't make a difference to me if I pirate those films. The way copyright law works in the US isn't something I support either. The majority of profits go to a bunch of gray suit executive leeches that did NOTHING to create the IPs. These people don't deserve a cent of the profits. This is also why I don't pirate indie projects because there's no middle man or anyone else stopping the original creators from getting the revenue.
     
    Hell, look at the site we're on right now. Fuwanovel gives us torrents of visual novels because it's a very niche genre of games and because many of these don't have official releases. This site is how I've been able to experience some of the greatest stories ever told. And you know what? I bought Steins;Gate LE on launch day when it came out. That was directly based off my experience playing the game from Fuwa. JAST USA and 5pb just scored a purchase off of me DIRECTLY BECAUSE of piracy. Piracy spreads the word of films and games. Not only that, but it can actually influence other people in buying the official product. While of course there are always going to be cheap people that don't want to give back, the majority of the pirates that I've talked to aren't like that. Whether they realize it or not, they do support companies either directly or indirectly.
     
    Finally, I have a very big problem with your idea that the world is black and white. No, no, no. Things are not, and have never been that simple. NOTHING in life is simple. You're deluding yourself or taking the blind easy road if you believe that. People want to be spoonfed simple and easy answers. They WANT to see things as black and white because it hurts too much to think. Don't be like that. Examine issues from ALL sides look at ALL evidence before making an opinion. I used to be an anti-pirate. But when I discovered how many facets on this issue there are, how broken copyright law is, and how without piracy, I'd be cut off from a lot of entertainment, I changed my stance. Please, don't look at things so black and white. Piracy isn't a black and white issue, as demonstrated by the points I've presented.
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    MetalUpa1014 reacted to Narcosis in No more Anime and Manga piracy?   
    You'd be surprised, how many of those "middle men" are so upset over the fact that internet stole their main source of income. That's why we're being literally swamped with all these "anti-piracy" campaigns, that are actually undercover operations from copyright holder associations, all in order to eliminate their competitors and secure their status quo as the only monopolists on the market. They do not understand, nor care that internet simply offers the best and most reliable ways to share products across the globe, especially digital content. All they want to do is leech money out of both the creators and their customers. Little they know, it's literally impossible to fight with the whole world.
     
    Copyright laws and copyright itself is a bunch of crap. The only reason we are all here with all we got so far, is because people shared their knowledge, ideas, dreams and passions between themselves and no one ever said a thing if someone were using someone else's idea of a "wheel" to produce a different or better one. Tho, who knows where are we currently heading - with all the patents and rights for large corporations with enough of a financial backup to claim their stake over trivial things like words (example: King acquired the sole rights for the word "rabbit" and instantly sued all the other major game studios with games containing it within their titles), we can't be so sure of it anymore. Greed and indolence are awful.
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from zakobot in Fan Translating Time Travelers VN (Level-5)   
    Amazing work man! You know, I really think that an English patch for the PSP version should be made. We just need to find people able to get into the game's code and replace the Japanese text with the English. I hope that it could one day happen.
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    MetalUpa1014 got a reaction from Dark Ariel7 in Is it ok to be a "gentleman?"   
    Sorry, but that first statement is just BS. Women are more complex than men? If that's your view, what's the difference in saying that men are more complex than women?
     
    In America women can be in the exact same positions that men are in. Bosses, CEOs, etc. I'm not going to pretend though that there isn't anything blocking them. While the wage gap is shrinking, it's still there. And of course, there are still more men in higher positions than women. However, that's changing rapidly. All of us are going to be running the world. We're far more liberal than the people currently running the show, so there's nothing stopping us from making things better. Eventually these old white men who are in charge will be gone, and we'll take their place. Men AND women.
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