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Thyndd

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    Thyndd got a reaction from NowItsAngeTime in Ange's Top 100 Visual Novel Characters in a "Bingo Card" format   
    I have to say, I am quite shocked about the fact that someone managed to overthrow Kanbe Kotori as Ange's #1
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    Thyndd reacted to SakashimA in Granblue Fantasy [English Language]   
    This, I'll let you judge yourself 
     
    Ok, roulette is over and I'm here bragging about my results. But as non-gala numbers are boring, lets make a resume:
    Total free draws: 770 (400 during both 6% period); 47 SSRs from free draws, 14 on non-gala banners; 30 Gold Moons; Non-fest highlights: 3th Belial & Hector; Sad moment: a single xmas unit, Mary(Gold Moon). Pretty sure I'm in the lucky side of results, got 20 or 30 draw almost everyday with a free spark during gala. No room for complaints but a single nitpick: because of soo many rolls, I got only one Gachapin frenzy, no Mukku.
     
    Now into the gala info: 
    Started Flashfest with ~500 draws, got 140 from roulette and completed with my funds.
    Sparked Alexiel; SSR Charas: Amira(Moon), Beatrix(Moon), Dante(Moon), Drang, Europa(Moon), Jeanne d'Arc (Dark/Moon), Ladiva, Lancelot(Wind), Lancelot&Vane, 2x Lucio(Moon), 2x Silva(Light/Moon), Vira(Light/Moon), Yuisis(Wind/Moon); Summons: Ca Ong, 2x Elil, Grand Order, Halluel and Malluel, Rafael, Setekh, Surtr; Sadly didn't roll Shalem or my spark target but with 23 SSRs, 5 Grand weapons, 3 unsparkable summons and Ca Ong, It's a valid tradeoff.
    Heck I could even go light primal now with 4x Eden, 2x Certificus, 3x Gambanteinn and Zeus.
     
    Down to ~360 draws into Legfest and got... 260 free rolls!! I-I don't even know if I landed on 200 or won 100 + Jan-ken-po (skipped animation every day).
    Sparked Vikala; SSR Charas: Anthuria(Moon), Arulumaya, Athena(Moon), Freiheit(Moon), Ghandagoza(Moon), Hallessena(Moon), 3x Lucius(2x Moon), Macula Marius, 2 Noa, Rosetta(Moon), Sarunan(Dark/Moon), Tiamat(Moon), Veight(Moon), Yngwie(Moon), Yodarha(Moon), Yuisis(Fire), Zeta(Dark/Moon); Summons: **AGNI**, 2x Belial, Gilgamesh, Oceanus, Thor; MY OWN AGNI AT LAST. Considering only him it's already a worthful spark, adding everything else turn into pure blessed. Except Belial, I could live without him(or three, for instance).
    As I wasn't expecting such luck, I 'wasted' 20 rolls during last day, which netted another Ichigo.
     
    In the end, I still have an entire spark fund ready. Maybe for valentine or anniversary, let's see what this year holds.
     
      Blessings for all us this year too. 
     
     
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    Thyndd got a reaction from Chronopolis in I'm leaving Fuwanovel, because I'm starting to realize that this community and the VN community at large has hurt me.   
    I guess I'm the exact opposite. I've been watching all kind of weird shit imaginable since a very, very young age (11-12 yo). It never really bothered me, and while you might argue that "it surely must have had consequences in your psyche that you're not aware of yourself", the fact is that I'm not a violent person AT ALL, I've never been in a physical fight in my entire life and I don't have any sort of weird inclinations. I can see someone getting ripped off and torn into pieces on a screen without even flinching, but when it comes to real life, I struggle to even cook my meat when I have to look at a dead chicken or rabbit. 
    It all comes down to empathy, I think. I do find hard to watch when bad things happen to characters I care about, but since most gore media's goal is not exactly to make characters you particularly care about, the imagery by itself can't stir up any powerful emotions in me ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 
    What I'm trying to say is that while I can't relate to lolicon fans or people who enjoy some good ol' rape in their VNs, I do know where they are coming from when they say they keep it completely separate from reality. After all, I know I'm no psychopath even though I don't feel anything while seeing random people suffer in a gore movie.
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    Thyndd got a reaction from adamstan in It's finally here... MAGGOT BAITS!!!!   
    Yeah... I'll admit that I'm pretty curious on how bad it could possibly be. But not so much to actually buy it and much less invest so many hours into it 
    I'll stick to my boring, wholesome vanilla shit. 
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    Thyndd reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Kyoto Animation arson   
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49027178
    Some madman barged into KyoAni offices earlier today and lit the building up with gasoline. The BBC article claims there's 33 dead, but I imagine the number will go up, as there's both many people being treated in hospitals with heavy injuries and I don't think it's even clear there are no more bodies in the building. 
    Holy fucking shit.
    Edit: And for the context, KyoAni was responsible for all the highly-rated Key adaptations, that is Clannad, Kanon (2006 version) and Air. Also Kobayashi's Dragon Maid which is still one of my all-time favourite shows. It looks like many high-rank employees died in the fire, including the director of Clannad anime (thankfully, it seems this one was just a false rumour) and well-known animators. 
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    Thyndd got a reaction from Dreamysyu in What Anime are you watching now?   
    I'll be a good person and save you some hours of your life. 
    The first 4 episodes were the only decent part of the show. If you didn't enjoy even that, don't bother. It gets much, much worse.
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    Thyndd got a reaction from Kenshin_sama in youtube - Most random   
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    Thyndd got a reaction from Dreamysyu in Fuwanovel Confessions   
    I started a web project with a friend (and it's anime related!), but I only know how to properly code in PHP  I only know the basics of HTML&CSS and barely any JavaScript. Also I'm terrible at design or anything artistic for that matter.
    Time to learn!
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    Thyndd reacted to Fiddle in Fuwanovel Logo Contest 4   
    In honor of Freedom Day, I hereby submit the following:

    Naturally, you may use this banner year-round, because honestly every day is Freedom Day when you're a citizen of the BEST DAMN COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.
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    Thyndd got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Romcom/SoL anime with actual romance?   
    Oh I know exactly what you want, because it's the same I want in my romance  Unfortunately, and for some weird reason, it proves to be quite difficult to find an anime with a relationship that resembles an actual relationship. 
    Well, let me try giving a couple of suggestions. For a light-hearted fantasy anime, I'm quite fond of Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry. The main couple introduction is kinda meh, I'll admit, but I'm a fan of the development and how it handles the tropes you might expect in this kind of series.
    For more drama oriented stuff, I wholeheartedly recommend SukaSuka (shuumatsu nani shitemasu ka? isogashii desu ka? sukutte moratte ii desu ka?). The characters don't mess around. They know what they want, they want to be happy and will do everything in their hands to achieve that goal. Unfortunately it's a tragedy, so bring kleenex. If you read the LN and then watch the anime you are not safe, I warn you. A heart can only bear that much.
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    Thyndd reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Romcom/SoL anime with actual romance?   
    So, lately I've noticed that few things give me as much joy as romance anime that take the romance part seriously - and by seriously I don't mean drama-filled, but quickly establishing the main girl, consistently developing the relationship between her and the protagonist (genders can be reversed), and concluding everything in a proper manner (the characters are clearly a couple by the end of it). This is something that majorly boosted my enjoyment of shows such as Bunnygirl Senpai, Yamada-san and the Seven Witches or even the initial arc of SAO. So, I kind of wanted to gather recommendations for shows that actually deliver in this department. Preferably in a lighthearted manner, but the anxiety-inducing drama is also acceptable if the payoff is worth it. Things I haven't seen yet, but probably fit my criteria are for example (correct me if I got any of those wrong):
    Your Name. You Lie in April ReLIFE My Love Story Golden Time  You can find the general overview of what I saw and the shit taste I have in my MAL. Please, throw your vast knowledge at me senpais!
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    Thyndd reacted to Kosakyun in What Anime are you watching now?   
    Okay. I finished Kokoro Connect, and I can see why these guys pick Inaban over Iori.
    Overall, a pretty good show. Would give positive remarks about it should anyone ask me if it's good. While the start was really, really weird due to what I've mentioned before, it manages to better establish itself as its characters grow.
    Wonder what I'll pick up next, hmmmm.
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    Thyndd reacted to Plk_Lesiak in What Anime are you watching now?   
    Soo, I couldn't sleep much today, but on the bright side, I was able to binge the rest of Mahoutsukai no Yome and... Eh, it was kind of disappointing - in the end the series felt 40% brilliant and 60% pompous, overstylized mess. I was absolutely charmed by the prequel OVA, as they showed the best elements of the show: awesome production quality, climate-building and Chise herself, who's consistently an interesting and compelling protagonist. The main series however was very hit and miss, often feeling just weird and overindulgent. The further it went, the more inconsistent it got, leaving me with seriously mixed feelings. And that's a real shame, because I really for this series to be special and its main building blocks - the characters of Chise and Elias, their backstories and the peculiar relationship that grows between them - are quite excellent.
    As a whole, this anime has its share of 10/10, deeply touching moments, but even more 6/10 or 5/10 ones - it all sums up to a fairly weak 8, although the prequel story and the first few episodes of the main show are still a solid 9. And well, I guess even a weak 8 sounds pretty good in the end, but it could've easily been much more than that...
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    Thyndd reacted to ittaku in The fastest you've ever dropped a VN?   
    There's plenty of stuff I dropped before even starting when I saw tags I didn't like or got halfway through the synopsis and realised it was clearly not for me, but the one that I did start playing and stopped within about a minute was Casual Romance Club which had this horrible multi window interface to a dating sim and was the first (and hopefully last) game where the Japanese VAs also voiced their lines optionally in Engrish so bad it was facedeskworthy.  I think the Engrish was more of a turn off than the interface even though you could leave it in Japanese. I didn't even remember this but looking at the screenshot below it looks like all the names were localised into oblivion as well.

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    Thyndd reacted to adamstan in I'm leaving Fuwanovel, because I'm starting to realize that this community and the VN community at large has hurt me.   
    Certainly. Even though I'm an adult (at least age-wise ) I'm not touching it with a ten foot pole, as I'm pretty sure it would hurt me even now. I'm just too sensitive for this shit.
    Not porn, and it definitely is veeeery innocent compared to things like euphoria, but I watched "Cube" when I was 15 I think, and I was seriously disturbed by it. OTOH thanks to this I know what to avoid...
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    Thyndd reacted to Kosakyun in What Anime are you watching now?   
    Last week, had my occasional anime marathon with my friend. We watched three shows, two of which were new for me.
    First show was Made in Abyss. At first I thought it was going to be full of furry bait and despair after being exposed to countless Nanachi fanart, but I'm glad to say that it exceeded expectations. I absolutely loved the adventurous feeling the show had going for it, embodied by the characters of Riko and Reg.
    Second show was Violet Evergarden. I expected it to be a romantic show with how there was so much emphasis in the feeling of love from the start, but I am pleasantly surprised with how it turned out. Violet is such a precious person. I absolutely loved watching her develop into the kind of person she wanted to become. Cried every other episode. I'm a crybaby.
    I think I'll watch Kokoro Connect next. I have to at least try out @Roach's recommendations.


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    Thyndd got a reaction from Dreamysyu in Reading VN is masochistic   
    Well, I kinda have a theory of why that might be the case. As a matter of fact, crying releases stress hormones and produces endorphins... it makes us feel good. We tend to regard crying as something negative because it's usually asociated with pain, either physical or emotional. However, when you are able to cry your heart out without any real problem causing it, doesn't it suddenly become something positive and a sort of emotional healing tool?
    Then leaving that aside and going into more subjective grounds... Sad stories feel 'more real' for me. Why is a story sad? What makes it sad? I'd say that it's the fact that it contains heavy struggles for the characters that, in spite of their best efforts, not always have a satisfying conclusion for all parts involved. It doesn't get realer than that. Feeling for the characters makes them also feel more human, thus perceiving them as better characters, and by virtue of that, a better story.
    Not that I don't also appreciate some light-hearted stuff now and then as well, of course, but when I think about it, it doesn't really come as a surprise to me that sad stories are the ones that left a bigger impact in me.
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    Thyndd got a reaction from Plk_Lesiak in Reading VN is masochistic   
    Well, I kinda have a theory of why that might be the case. As a matter of fact, crying releases stress hormones and produces endorphins... it makes us feel good. We tend to regard crying as something negative because it's usually asociated with pain, either physical or emotional. However, when you are able to cry your heart out without any real problem causing it, doesn't it suddenly become something positive and a sort of emotional healing tool?
    Then leaving that aside and going into more subjective grounds... Sad stories feel 'more real' for me. Why is a story sad? What makes it sad? I'd say that it's the fact that it contains heavy struggles for the characters that, in spite of their best efforts, not always have a satisfying conclusion for all parts involved. It doesn't get realer than that. Feeling for the characters makes them also feel more human, thus perceiving them as better characters, and by virtue of that, a better story.
    Not that I don't also appreciate some light-hearted stuff now and then as well, of course, but when I think about it, it doesn't really come as a surprise to me that sad stories are the ones that left a bigger impact in me.
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    Thyndd got a reaction from SkraalQ in I'm leaving Fuwanovel, because I'm starting to realize that this community and the VN community at large has hurt me.   
    Definitely, even if statistics were shown that people exposed to this kind of content are slightly more likely to commit crimes, I wouldn't advocate for its ban. Though then it could become a matter of whether the ends justify the means. I can see how some people, especially those who don't like that content, might be willing to give it up to prevent a small number of crimes. As for me, unless it had been proven to be a freaking pandemic, I would still defend the right to create, distribute and consume any kind of fiction (obviously among adults).
    But you see, that was not even my point. My point was that this is exactly the same as banning violent video games because there might be a chance that some people commit crimes by being exposed to them, which some people in this thread tried to deny, because you know, it's uncool to be so close-minded in the times we live in. But bashing sexual fetishes? That's not only perfectly fine, but also gives you the moral highground! Because obviously anyone who doesn't stick up for fictional women and children are terrible people.
     
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    Thyndd got a reaction from Akshay in I'm leaving Fuwanovel, because I'm starting to realize that this community and the VN community at large has hurt me.   
    I remember I had an argument with you over some political views that touched upon some of the topics you mention here. Keeping that in mind and recalling how things transpired, I know better than to engage in another debate with you. Moreover, that's completely beside the point.
    If you feel hurt, frustrated or whatever by being here, hey, just leave, that's your prerogative and there's no right or wrong. But just let me tell you one thing. No matter where you go, you'll find people whose opinions heavily conflict with yours. Some of them you'll find disgusting and will make you feel outraged. Maybe if you had the power to do so you'd become a tyrant and outright ban everything that doesn't fit your vision of the world. But you know what? The truth of the matter is that you are powerless, and no one cares about what you think is right. If you don't learn to accept that you'll feel uncomfortable anywhere and everywhere. Optionally you could create your own echo chamber, shun everyone that makes you feel offended and become the bigot that you accused other people of being. Again, your prerogative.
    Let me remind you that in order not to leave everything to the subjective righteousness of a few, we have laws. As long as those laws are abided by, we must objectively accept that no human rights have been violated. You are obviously entitled to feel in a certain way about a subject, but by openly holding in contempt law-abiding people who just happen to differ in their views you come across as someone who prooobably should get off his high horse. Carelessly disliking people and making you unlikable yourself doesn't tend to yield very good results, that much I can unfortunately tell from experience, because I think as teenagers everyone stood there to some extent. Some people just drag it out for longer than it should last.
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    Thyndd got a reaction from mitchhamilton in I'm leaving Fuwanovel, because I'm starting to realize that this community and the VN community at large has hurt me.   
    Definitely, even if statistics were shown that people exposed to this kind of content are slightly more likely to commit crimes, I wouldn't advocate for its ban. Though then it could become a matter of whether the ends justify the means. I can see how some people, especially those who don't like that content, might be willing to give it up to prevent a small number of crimes. As for me, unless it had been proven to be a freaking pandemic, I would still defend the right to create, distribute and consume any kind of fiction (obviously among adults).
    But you see, that was not even my point. My point was that this is exactly the same as banning violent video games because there might be a chance that some people commit crimes by being exposed to them, which some people in this thread tried to deny, because you know, it's uncool to be so close-minded in the times we live in. But bashing sexual fetishes? That's not only perfectly fine, but also gives you the moral highground! Because obviously anyone who doesn't stick up for fictional women and children are terrible people.
     
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    Thyndd reacted to Plk_Lesiak in I'm leaving Fuwanovel, because I'm starting to realize that this community and the VN community at large has hurt me.   
    I'm pretty sure you're thinking about Funya's post. I only argued that I don't completely agree they're similar, as I think sexual stuff influences us on a slightly deeper level and, on average, have more of an effect on our lives and behaviour than most other things we get from media. It should be quite easy to substitute violent video game with some other entertainment in all but most extreme cases, but if you develop a strong sexual fetish...
    But even that is us talking about those borderline cases that no one really knows the actual scale of? In general, you don't need to convince me of this stuff, even if I'd be more wary of the influence extreme porn has on people, I don't think the proofs of that influence are solid enough to justify bans, especially considering how poorly those work most of the time. The real challenge is spreading this awereness to the sea of normies that surround us, with torches and pitchforks ready at slightest sign of "peadophilia". I don't think that will happen any time soon and we as VN fans have to take that into account, whether we like it or not. :>
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    Thyndd reacted to Zakamutt in Reading VN is masochistic   
    You rode through a great journey. The emotional high stays with you throughout the day, and maybe the next, slowly phasing out. Sometimes you think back to just how good it was and reminisce in fond memories. You start another visual novel. You hope it'll be as good as the last.
    .
    You read an unpolished gem. You found some interesting parts, narrative patterns, or thoughts in the novel that you enjoyed. While parts of it may have dragged or been unpolished, there's a certain charm to it all. You want to shill it to all your friends so they can enjoy it too, and start to think about whom it would be good to recommend it to. You look up other works by the author...
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    You read something you ultimately didn't find amazing, but think will be interesting to discuss with people. You don't feel like you wasted your time, exactly; maybe you used it suboptimally, but how could you know? You know more about the medium and can draw more parallels with other works when talking to other people deeply into the medium.
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    You read something pretty garbage. You find solidarity with other people in talking about just what makes it such trash. It lets you see how storycraft can go wrong, and improves your pattern recognition to help you avoid something so disappointing again. You know the medium better, have better picking skills, and have something new to meme about.
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    You read a Fuwanovel forum post by a fifteen year old trying but failing to sound profound, and cringe. You contemplate suicide, but eventually decide that it is not worth it, even though something tells you you have just contracted a painful form of malignant cancer. You write a forum post in reply
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    Thyndd reacted to Plk_Lesiak in Reading VN is masochistic   
    This thread and Funya's somehow compliment each other perfectly. ^^
    Like any place on the internet is free from autistic posts like this. :>
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    Thyndd reacted to solidbatman in I'm leaving Fuwanovel, because I'm starting to realize that this community and the VN community at large has hurt me.   
    Now this... This is the Fuwanovel I remember; complete and utter garbage. I missed it. Thank you all for bringing it back to me so I remember why I stopped interacting with the VN community in general this thread has it all and I hope it stays up as a testament to how god damn stupid the VN community is 
    Hopefully Tay deletes this site soon. 
     
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