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  1. What will you do if you become your waifu?

    I'm pretty sure these are the types of questions hentai artists ask themselves when writing body switch scenarios. I suppose I'll run with the same answer 70% of everyone else is coming up with, lol. Shite, I'll even throw in a couple vibrators and nipple rings.
  2. Birthday thread

    Ah, I missed it yesterday. Happy belated, @ittaku!
  3. Feeling Uneasy near human

    I see what you're trying to get at, but I don't think it's healthy or productive to blame your problems on society. Now don't get me wrong, I am well aware that humanity sucks and there will be times where your success is severely hindered by the people around you, but that doesn't mean you're completely devoid of options. Keep a level head, plan things out, and take action. Invest whatever resources you have (time, money, information, observations, etc) at your disposal towards self improvement, and stay focused. And yeah, I think you should definitely consider Stormwolf's advice. As someone who's been getting anxiety treatment for 2-3 years, I can vouch for its effectiveness.
  4. What Anime are you watching now?

    Going off my own experience and what I've heard from friends, I think it mostly boils down to expectations. I had the misfortune of going in when the anime first started airing, and it was my greatest pre-season anticipation at the time due to the staff having worked on TTGL. It's been a while since I last watched it, so I can't really recall what it was that put me off, but I remember there being a few annoying quirks that put me in a sour mood. But who knows, maybe I was being a little harsh at the time. Thinking back, it did have a few standout elements that got me hooked early on, so maybe I'll give it another go eventually. It might help if I judge it by its own merits rather than expecting a TTGL v2.
  5. Looking for some tear jerkers to read

    Huh, this kinda brings me back to when I finished reading my first VN, Little Busters. While I was active on the Anime Sharing forum, I'd asked one of the prominent VN enthusiasts there for recommendations after breaking into the medium through Key. And that's pretty much how I've come to discover Hoshizora no Memoria. So yeah, give it a try. It does get very emotional in the true route, and it has more romance than most Key stories, too.
  6. Some thoughts: A few Months later

    Yeah, don't let yourself fall into an even greater state of madness! I don't think humanity needs something like that. Ya know, I also used to have a thing going on that I felt obligated to carry out. Please don't ask me what it is; it was such a horrible time sink and I still regret having ever done it at all. But man, it was so liberating when I finally gave it up and freed up more time to spend enjoying the things I want to do.
  7. Thoughts on Route length?

    Yeah, I'm all for the flexibility option. As long is the story does what it sets out to do, I could give two shits about the length. Having to set a limitation like that takes away from freedom of expression and hinders the quality (kinda like what happened with Death Note).
  8. Birthday thread

    @Clephas, congratulations on another year of skillful death evasion!
  9. Death Mark get PC release

    Ooh, hello. I guess that managed to slip under my radar since I don't pay much attention to console games (or anything outside this forum, really), but I'm interested now. Not enough horror VNs translated to English if you ask me.
  10. Immediately Satisfying Anime (for teens)

    She was able to sit through It in theaters (I am so proud of her), I think she can handle horror.
  11. Great news, everybody! After years of failed attempts at convincing someone in my family to try it, my sister is finally watching anime. What truly surprised me is that she's watching it with subtitles too, which should make recommendations a lot easier. Anyways, the anime she started out with is Death Parade. She is apparently enjoying the game aspect of the anime, but I'm not sure if there are any others that I could safely recommend since something like NGNL would run the risk of her never talking to me, lol. I brought up Angel Beats after glancing over the recommendations on MAL, and she seemed to be somewhat interested, so I think it's alright to stray from the genre a little bit as long as it's at least somewhat exciting. One thing she made very clear is that it has to be enjoyable from the first episode. Other than AB (and probably Death Note too), I'm not too sure what else would fit the bill. Most of my favorites are ones that usually need at least a few episodes of buildup. It's been a while since I watched it, and I'm not sure if it qualifies or not, but would Code Geass work at all?
  12. Fuwanovel Confessions

    It's almost like we've been trained to derail stuff!
  13. Eh, I'm actually kinda jealous even though I didn't like Grisaia that much. That is a damn nice box set! Shame it has to be locked behind KS like everything else these days. Wish I could just buy this stuff outright without having to wait forever and a half for a KS purchase to come in. But hey, I guess this is what we get for having a super niche hobby.
  14. What Anime are you watching now?

    Actually, now that I think about it, Goku also wasn't terribly popular with the people of Earth, either, as is showcased in his fight against Kid Buu. In the end, he had to rely on Hercule in order to get the energy he needed to win the fight. Yeah, I think you've got a better interpretation of the public opinion aspect than I do. One other detail I picked up from SEW's video (at 23:35) is that the author might actually have a real connection to the protagonist due to how his art might have been received (before Murata started drawing it, that is). Yeah, I don't disagree with you here. OPM isn't a shallow anime, but it's not the most thought-provoking either. The reason I cherish this anime as much as I do is that it hits all the right cords with me.
  15. What Anime are you watching now?

    Huh, that's a peculiar viewpoint. I feel that the author wrote the story like that to keep Saitama's character humble and relatable despite his absurd level of power. Because, seriously, while I don't particularly dislike Goku in DBZ, I do feel a bit detached from him because of how frequently celebrated he is by just about everyone. Plus, it further drives home the point that society is mostly superficial. I don't think the author hates him as much as you might think he does. Oh, I see what you're getting at here. Yeah, you're right. I don't particularly dislike that about OPM mostly because I value presentability, depth, and intent above everything else. But yeah, it doesn't really add much in the way of novelty in the later episodes.
  16. What Anime are you watching now?

    A big part of what made the series so engaging to me was its interesting take on the removal of conflict, and how Saitama reacts to it. In OPM, our protagonist doesn't get any kind satisfaction from his hobby, and that's because he's too damn good at it. Not to mention, the contrast between the protagonist's lackluster motivation and everyone else's does make for an interesting parody setup. The anime spends more time developing the side characters than it does Saitama, and to me that just makes for a much more interesting story when all their hard work and motivation is trumped by the mundane (especially with their ridiculous reactions, lol). I do see where you're coming from on the repetition, though. I don't particularly mind it myself since it does serve to reinforce a point that is used later on to magnify the final battle. But the thing about OPM that probably doesn't suit all audiences is its frequent depletion of of catharsis through a conveniently-placed super hero. It seems that every time OPM is about to hit a climax scene--one with a lot of potential for high emotional payoff--Saitama shows up and completely ruins the mood. This can be especially off-putting if you find yourself growing attached to and sympathizing with the characters this story spends time developing. There is a reason why Deus Ex Machinas are such a dreadful concept for most entertainment consumers, and most authors are forced to either avoid it like the plague or bury it in distracting/emotional details as much as possible (the SAO LN comes to mind). But OPM fully embraces this storytelling convention in the most blatant manor, and that's something I actually really like about it. But what interests me especially is the portrayal of a character whose life is completely devoid of conflict. It highlights the importance of conflict and its relationship with happiness. In the anime, Saitama isn't just a horrendously overpowered character that spoils the moment; he's a horrendously overpowered character who is on the brink of insanity. The one recurring theme we see throughout the series is how bad it is to have it easy. Every time Saitama finishes a battle, he always comes out of it completely disappointed because there is no room for growth through conflict. Human beings cannot be happy if they aren't growing, so for him to have reached his threshold of performance must have been a serious blow to his motivation. So yeah, I get this isn't an anime for everyone. Though I do appreciate the anime's abuse of conflict spoilers, I can understand that it's really just part of my preference. Or maybe the hype just lead to heightened expectations? I wouldn't disagree with that either; hype really can be a bother. But due to my less-than-ideal experience with FMAB, I've learned to take fan hype with a grain of salt and go in with regular expectations. One strategy I've adopted to counteract the affects of hype is to wait for my own excitement to dissipate before I watch or read anything. That said, I do think the anime is a bit overhyped (and this is coming from someone who has the anime in his top 5%). I do happen to think it's a fantastic anime with a refreshing and unique experience, but the reactions to it do seem a bit absurd. It might have something to do with the massive confirmation bias fans get from big-name anitubers praising the anime (especially Super Eyepatch Wolf). Oh, that's really interesting. I've heard about Mob Psycho on several occasions, but never actually knew what actually made up the series (I like to go into things with minimal investigation). Thanks for the rec!
  17. Fuwanovel Confessions

    It's not nearly as bad as the Unlimited Chat Works thread. But yeah, we did kinda hijack the confessions thread, and I do remember OriginalRen getting a little fussy about it too. Oh well, that's just how it goes. The Coliseum of Chatter is a very unforgiving place.
  18. Spring Anime List of 2019

    Sasuga Madhouse getting me hyped already! If Shoumetsu Toshi turns out as good as I hope it does, I might be willing to forgive this studio for not animating OPM S2. I'm still seriously let down that J.C. Staff is continuing the series, though (especially since they didn't care to hire a more experienced director). Isekai Quartet's probably gonna be AOTS. No, I take that back, it's definitely going to be AOTS. AOTY even. AOTD (decade) is a realistic stretch. What a wonderful time to be a Fruits Basket fan! It seems this is gonna be a fairly different take on the source since the mangaka had issues with the original adaption's direction. I didn't think it was all that bad, truth be told, but I'm curious to see how they handle this one differently. Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san, you've caught my attention with your 800-year-old loli fox. This'll either be a pleasant surprise or a guilty pleasure. I'm fine with it either way, so I'll give it a go. :3 Oh shit, YU-NO got an anime? Sheesh, I really am bad at keeping up with anime news. >.< Can't help it though; I always seem to be getting distracting by Trump's shenanigans. But yeah, I'm probably gonna hold off on this. The trailers don't look bad at all (especially with that retro segment), but I don't wanna risk spoiling the source if I can help it. What the hell is Sarazanmai trying to pull here!? Damn, I think we have some real visionaries behind this one. Hey, Duel Masters is still going! I only vaguely remember this anime since it wasn't that good, but I used to play the TCG all the time with my brother way back when. Kinda nostalgic seeing the name come up again. Not something I plan to watch, and I probably wouldn't recommend it to anyone else, but I figured I'd write about it anyways and waste everybody's time. TL;DR: I'll likely be watching Shoumetsu Toshi, Isekai Quartet, Fruits Basket (remake), Sewayaki Kitsune no Senko-san, and Sarazanmai. Liking this lineup.
  19. Steam Prison Otome released today!

    Shite, where has this been all my life. The art alone is enough to nudge me towards buying it, and I'm really happy to see a (seemingly) strong female protagonist here too. This looks promising; I'll add it to my backlog.
  20. Yeah, Muv-Luv Extra isn't the most exciting story in the world, but it is necessary for MLA. However, unless you have some kind of interest in the other girls, you only need to read Sumika's and Meiya's routes before moving on to Unlimited and Alternative. Personally, I didn't find Extra all that tedious. It did give me a few laughs here and there, and I couldn't help but admire the joy and creativity that went into Sumika's ahoge.
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  22. 9-nine-:Episode 1 coming January 31st

    I'm a little late on this (been a little busy), but "my dude" isn't something I'd consider a poor choice of words here. I've even heard it from my own sister, lol. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sekai_Project "Sekai Project is an American video game publisher."
  23. Mosaic preferences in Visual Novel H-Scenes

    ftfy As for me, I prefer them without. Although I'm not too bothered by it since the nips are already uncensored.
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