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  1. I like people who can do the following:

    1. Given a controversial topic that the person has a strong opinion on, he/she can argue with people who hold an opposing viewpoint without resorting to logical fallacies or name-calling.
    2. The person can summarize and repeat the opposing viewpoint in an objective manner that satisfies those who hold it.
    3. The person can then effectively argue the merits of the opposing viewpoint to those who share his viewpoint.

    I find that people who can do this are rare and valuable to have as friends and confidants.

  2. To people who mindlessly criticize machine translation based on screenshots / abortive attempts, I provide the following allegory:

    One day you hear that you can ride a bicycle to get somewhere faster than walking.  You immediately fall on your face as soon as you mount it, and declare, "Bicycles suck!  Either walk or buy a car!"

    The bicycle is machine translation.  Walking is waiting for an actual translation.  The car is learning Japanese. 

    1. Scorp

      Scorp

      Why car is not "paying to translator"? Seems legit :)

    2. sanahtlig

      sanahtlig

      I include that under "walking".  What you propose is essentially a crowdfunding campaign.

    3. Scorp

      Scorp

      Basically no, as you would not be waiting, you would take exclusive steps for your dream realization. Alas learning japanese would be much cheaper.

  3. Currently working on a list of eroge with censored official English releases

  4. Criticism is the sincerest form of flattery. It means someone is actually paying attention to you.

  5. A foolish man sees the world around him through a crooked lens, believing only that which is convenient. A wiser but still foolish man seeks to evaluate the world objectively, settling on an absolute truth and insisting on its correctness. A wise man realizes that objective truth is elusive, and that only through considering many perspectives and constantly revising one's assessment can true understanding be reached.

  6. What others call "personality" is merely a mask we sculpt for their viewing pleasure. What's underneath is more complex, more ugly, than they care to gaze at.

    1. Darklord Rooke

      Darklord Rooke

      Sanah with the philosophy :3

    2. sanahtlig

      sanahtlig

      I think you're possibly the only person that will ever read this.

    3. Kaguya
  7. "Conflict is humanity's primal instinct. Eliminating it would mean eliminating humanity itself." --An unnamed hero

  8. "Eden wasn't a garden of sin until Eve ate the apple. Nothing was disgraceful. I was probably the snake. Or the apple. But even so..." http://forums.fuwanovel.net/topic/10710-the-ultimate-pedophile-simulator-has-arrived/

  9. Saying someone deserves to have something bad to happen to them for is the epitome of online trolling.

    1. Zalor

      Zalor

      Yes! So much yes.

  10. Why did I spend 10hrs writing a feature review of a game that will more than likely never be translated?

    1. Zalor

      Zalor

      Because you liked it. Or that's the only reason I could think of.

    2. sanahtlig

      sanahtlig

      It's actually been finished since Sunday, but I'm still waiting for an editor to take a look at it.

      I've written most of the VNDB synopses for the Venus Blood series, so I suppose I figure if I don't give the games some attention they'll never get any.

  11. I suggested once that the folks at Mangagamer move to China to make their paycheck go a little further. My advice wasn't received very warmly. http://forums.fuwanovel.net/index.php?/topic/10399-the-horror-of-working-in-the-anime-industry/?p=290799

  12. Inner strength comes from recognizing obstacles and persevering despite them--not covering your eyes and stumbling over them because you didn't know any better. http://forums.fuwanovel.net/index.php?/topic/10319-ask-a-fuwan-advice-thread/?p=288365

    1. Tay

      Tay

      That blog of yours makes for very diverse, and interesting reading.

    2. sanahtlig

      sanahtlig

      Ha, thanks. It's making the tagging a real pain. I do keep my eyes on what types of content get more views, though this is complicated by the fact that someone can read posts without registering a "vote" by clicking through. Sadly, the posts with more views could simply represent the ones with an interesting feature pic that browsers wanted to see full-size...

    1. Tay

      Tay

      Oh dear. I'm not sure I dare click that link...

    2. sanahtlig

      sanahtlig

      I promise clicking it won't instantly reveal your real name alongside quotes of you gushing over Starless.

    3. Tay

      Tay

      ^ Confirmed: accurate.

  13. We're all hypocrites. Through discussion we forge and temper our ideas and ourselves. I often challenge others to prove me wrong. Sometimes they do; sometimes they don't. Either way, I win.

    1. Eclipsed

      Eclipsed

      I root for ya

  14. He who fight trolls should take care that he himself doesn't become a troll. Gaze too long into the Abyss, and the Abyss gazes into you.

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    2. sanahtlig

      sanahtlig

      I believe the quote originated from the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.

    3. Tay

      Tay

      That's who I meant. Dang. That's embarrassing.

    4. sanahtlig

      sanahtlig

      Freudian slips are par for the course when you're thinking about VNs all day. Hopefully you don't work in gynecology. Or pediatrics.

  15. When Sanahtlig (Dark_Shiki) gets Angry. Watch sanahtlig go nuclear on JAST USA's forums. http://forums.fuwanovel.net/index.php?/topic/2060-unlimited-chat-works-random-talk/?p=281517

  16. Vehement opposition of censorship, targeted in the wrong direction, can just as easily restrict freedom of speech as enable it. http://blog.fuwanovel.net/2015/04/endorse-jasts-censorship-shiny-days/

  17. There's two types of people in this world: people who think for themselves and people who let others do the thinking for them.

  18. Tentacles are a tool: neither good nor evil. Tentacles don't rape people. People do. And sometimes monsters.

  19. A definition is not an objective truth; it is simply a vehicle for communication.

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