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General Discussion / Re: Final Fantasy V
« on: September 28, 2010, 04:21:27 pm »
I never finished. Enjoyable, loved the job system, but never finished.

General Discussion / Re: Stuff you hate
« on: July 27, 2010, 06:32:26 am »
Insomnia. It sneaks up on me when I least expect it.  :x

General Discussion / Re: Grandfather Paradox has been disproven!
« on: July 27, 2010, 06:31:32 am »
This "they somehow magically avoid harm" bit upsets my soul.

General Discussion / Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« on: July 27, 2010, 06:28:41 am »
I think I played too much videogame last night, when I wanted to edit a number '42' to '40' at work, I just hit backspace key twice.

This.  :lol:

General Discussion / Re: Who likes to drink?
« on: July 27, 2010, 06:27:53 am »
You've never had a cute girl trying to get you drunk at a party so she could take you home?

You need to get drunk to go home with her? Did I miss something?

Jager is always welcome in my book. As is Jack Daniels. Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse takes me places, and a Budweiser is alright with me.

General Discussion / Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« on: July 27, 2010, 06:23:36 am »
deviant was able to clarify my feelings a bit more accurately; I admit I posted that while I was still feeling a bit of road rage, and didn't make myself as clear as I had intended.  :lol:

Quote from: Lord J Esq
For fuck's sake, the open roads are not your personal speedways. They are for everybody to use...

One should keep both extremes in mind when keeping this perspective. Agreed, it isn't particularly courteous or safe to treat most highways like drag strips, but as deviant noted, those that don't feel any hurry to reach their destination should realize that there are others behind them who may have some kind of deadline they have to meet. To me, it's equally discourteous to not allow the traffic stacking up behind oneself the opportunity to continue on their way. It's the latter that my frustration was directed toward.

I should point out too that I was on a two-lane highway at the time, which means there is no passing unless traffic going the opposite way is clear. That's when the whole "move your crappy Pontiac" mentality tends to weigh heavily on me. It'd be different if I was on the Interstate and actually had a passing lane to utilize.

Anyway, I just had to vent somewhere. Don't mind me.  :P

Quote from: FaustWolf
I just want trains.

I agree; it's too bad public transportation is so culturally irrelevant in the US.  :(

But of course! I drive at the speed I drive, which often means I pass others, so I'm usually in the left lane on the interstate. Should someone catch up to me, I gladly step aside to let him pass.

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General Discussion / Re: Tat Two You
« on: July 23, 2010, 08:18:40 pm »
I don't have any ink yet. But I'm going to get two soon.

General Discussion / Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« on: July 23, 2010, 07:55:19 pm »
It seems my last post touched a nerve. Allow me to rephrase.

People who think they are the only ones on the road, and take their sweet time either intentionally or unintentionally blocking the road for others. If you aren't going to go the speed limit, stay in the right lane. This is worse among semis. One will go below the speed limit. The next will go 1mph above them and think they should pass. Your lack of decreasing 1mph to match and remain behind the one in front of you makes me slow down 10-20mph abruptly because you decide you own the road.

Also, blinkers people. They're there for a reason. If you're in a turning lane, it's obvious what you're doing. Even I don't use them half the time in a turning lane because the fact I'm in the turning lane signals to other drivers I'm going to turn. But if you're changing lanes, I and everyone else is unaware. Let us know!

All I want is my own share of road. Let me be and I'll let you be. I'm not the guy racing 50mph over the speed limit, but nor do I wish to be trapped between the semi and the old asian lady, neither of which know how to drive or where their gas pedal is.

Characters, Plot, and Themes / Re: Does Gaspar Age?
« on: July 23, 2010, 05:45:44 pm »
I just had a thought... 8)

If time flows normally in the End of Time (as it does in the other time periods), Gaspar would be subject to time and all of its restrictions just like any other citizen of any other age. He is the only person (who doesn't join our time-travelling band of misfits) who is aware of what Crono & co. are up to. If he were subject to time, he would see the timeline as if things were as they always were. Mystics (after Crono defeats Magus) have no idea that just a moment ago they were worshiping Magus and now for some reason have an Ozzie statue. Gaspar wouldn't be able to help them and give them advice based on what they should do or have done in the timeline.

History, Locations, and Artifacts / Re: Porre's Flag
« on: July 23, 2010, 05:19:32 pm »
As a shameless armchair war history buff, I couldn't help but think of the Alsace-Lorraine when I read this. I've always wondered about the political status of San Dorino too -- ironically right beside the mountain from which Masamune had been plucked. Technically on the same continent as Porre, yet only a strait away from Guardia...

I've wondered this topic as well. It's possible that, in the original timeline, San Dorino ceases to exist as most of the southern continent is covered in desert. Inhabitance was no longer possible and the city just disappeared. However, after Robo remains behind and helps Fiona repair the forest, the southern continent now changes and could easily support life. Why didn't San Dorino return? It seems the entire town was built simply to fund Toma's search.

As a bit of an aside, it is implied (not definitively, though), that Queen Leene, the wife of Guardia XXI, is the Great Grandmother of Marle. If one recalls the scene where Lucca talks about the grandfather paradox, only 4 generations of Guardian women are seen (I think). Of course, this might have been abbreviated rather than exact.

Most disturbingly, however, is that Marle appears to be produced through the female line. That is, Leene had a daughter who had a daughter who had a daughter who had Marle. Now either succession is not determined via the male line, or King Guardia XXXIII married his sister (or something like that). As this may mean that it is through the female line that kings and queens are determined, then many "kings" could have come and gone for each queen. Consider, for example, the case of King Henry VIII but in reverse. Leene's daughter could have had six husbands, taking us from Guardia XXII to XXVIII in just one generation.

This is new. I had already surmised that showing us 4 generations was simply to simplify the effects of the current situation. However, I hadn't thought of the rest of your post.

Now it might not be that rule is determined by the female child, just that if Queen Leene were captured, she and the current King couldn't birth a child. This child that no longer exists couldn't become ruler and birth their child, onwards and forwards until 1000 AD. I think they simply used female sprites to simplify things and to further show the similarities between Queen Leene and Marle.

Characters, Plot, and Themes / Re: Does Gaspar Age?
« on: July 23, 2010, 04:49:32 pm »
I wouldn't read the end of time literally, like... the end of time, no more seconds allowed!

Bur rather as the "farthest reaches of time", where things end up when space-time continuum bugs. That's right, it's the freaking blue screen of time.

The way I see it, time is like a fish tank. The End of Time is outside of time, just like a person would be outside of a fish tank. The gates are places where you can enter to affect the world, and you can view events from outside the fish tank, but if rocks move or that water gets stale, it will not affect you, because you are outside of it. It is a separate dimension linked to, but not a part of, the central timeline of Chrono Trigger.

Just as we would not get wet as long as we are simply viewing the fish tank, Gaspar (as well as Crono & co.) will not age as long as they are at the End of Time. It's an anomoly. However, should Gaspar or Crono re-enter the timeline, they'll be wet just like all the other fishies.

Magic, Elements, and Technology / Re: How does the Enertron work?
« on: July 23, 2010, 04:21:08 pm »
As the text states, the Entertron gives you a full night's rest in moments, but still leaves you hungry. It only recovers your strength, it will not give you nutrition. They eat what they can, the get no substance from the Entertron.

Personally, I think the Entertron is just a game mechanic to replace inns. If you have a lack of food, you want to sleep as long as possible so that you don't feel the pangs of hunger. Getting a full night's rest in moments will mean you're awake for longer thus hungry for longer. Yes, you can scavenge for food more, but you won't need to scavenge as much if you're asleep.

I had simply accepted it as its own world with its own rules similar to our own. But I had no idea it resembled so much. A very enlightening thread.

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