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Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: CHRONO COMIX
« on: September 22, 2018, 03:19:38 am »

It can't just be my stuff. CHRONO COMIX lives only in the hearts of all. Only BY OUR POWERS COMBINED can we summon Gato!

I love the Schala--er, Scahlda--one.

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: CHRONO COMIX
« on: September 14, 2018, 03:22:00 am »
Crud, I missed the whole thing didn't I? Ugh, I was afraid that'd happen. Well...I hope we got some rad entries! Maybe we'll count my CHRONO COMIX as penance for not making a submission of my own.

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: CHRONO COMIX
« on: September 14, 2018, 03:10:44 am »
Haha, you just know she's one who knows how to rave with the best of them. Hell, we even saw it in the game!

I gotta post more here. The place has gone quiet again! The other night I had the choice of posting on a bunch of threads, or doing 1 CHRONO COMIX and I regret nothing!! But I do wanna get my butt in gear.

So. Friggin'. Swamped.

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: CHRONO COMIX
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:09:05 am »
The Situation

Some Music to Set the Mood

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General Discussion / Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« on: August 09, 2018, 10:35:21 pm »
My frustration is that I keep meaning to spend more time here and contribute to the GLORIOUS CHRONO-SSANCE, but I'm so darn busy that I just haven't been able to make it stick. And the thing is, I think that's a cop-out. I hate it when people use being busy as an excuse. Makes me wanna slap 'em upside the head and say "You fool! If something's important you make the time!!!" But the fact remains that I am just ridiculously busy. Which makes me a hypocrite! Which I don't like being. Ergo frustration! RAWR!!!

General Discussion / Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« on: July 25, 2018, 12:26:02 am »
Don't mind me interrupting--I'm just currently loving the fact that my sister's coming out to visit me! I'm going to pick her up from the train station in a few minutes. Haven't seen her in two years, so I invited her out here for my birthday. (I made her play a mock version of The Price Is J, and she won the all-expenses paid showcase vacation to Washington.) I've been ultra busy leading up to her arrival, and therefore also loving the chance to slow down the pace for a few days to something more civilized.

Chrono / Gameplay Casual Discussion / Re: CHRONO COMIX
« on: July 21, 2018, 04:21:34 am »


General Discussion / Re: The $%*! frustration thread
« on: July 21, 2018, 03:26:03 am »
Just from the way you describe the situation, Boo (i.e., I could be super wrong), it sounds like there's actually a correct answer here: You should keep the current job. The few percentage points of pay increase are nothing compared to a job you like and coworkers you like. Could it be that what's troubling you deep-down is the sense that you're missing out on something better? Because if so, the solution for that is a lot more complicated than whatever choice you make in this case.

General Discussion / Re: Anime Suggestions Thread
« on: July 19, 2018, 12:30:26 am »
I hope you enjoy it! It took me a couple episodes to really commit, but the cleverness and absurdity eventually won me over. =]

General Discussion / Re: Stuff you LOVE, baby
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:44:49 am »
I love that feeling of pride you have when you're really happy with the end product of something you create.

Not to toot my own horn, but I finished a writing project tonight that has been giving me hell for the past several years.

I have been writing screenplays off an on for the past decade or so, both to develop my craft and eventually build a portfolio. I've had a particularly troubling concept that takes place in medieval Japan, but certain story elements have evaded me and work on it has been touch and go for several years.

Anyway, I finally finished the first draft of part one tonight!

Congratulations! That's a big accomplishment! I remember finishing my first book in 2015--like, all the way done, slap a cover on it, put it up for sale--and thinking to myself, "Hey, I'm a published author now!" If I'm honest, it didn't feel glorious as the dream had promised...but it was still fuckin' rad.

Just dipped my feet into the Fire Emblem franchise, starting with Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones.

I love it!

The characters generally bond IN the battlefield, rather than outside of it (well, they bond outside too based on scripted narrative, but still).

I came to Fire Emblem: Awakening a couple years ago (and I see it got some discussion below your comment) and really loved it. I love how the characters bond in battle, like you say, and I absolutely loved the female avatar, who--in my version--was humble and really down-to-Earth. "Hey, you guys need a tactician?" Despite the added game-over risk of doing so, I kept her in battle formations throughout the game.

General Discussion / Re: Anime Suggestions Thread
« on: July 18, 2018, 03:35:17 am »
I'm getting back into anime at last, despite having so little time, and watched not one but two series over the past several days, both of which I recommend. (Actually, I watched three series, but I won't recommend one of them.)

Violet Evergarden -- Designed to be a tear-jerker, and it delivered for me. I love anime like this and want to see more like it. The theme is really interesting: The idea of an emotionless person being better able to see the emotions and sentiments in others, because emotion itself is so misleading. Really good show with excellent character development.

The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. -- This is basically the opposite: a show with no character development and no seriousness. That's not usually my cup of tea, but I really enjoy the sense of humor on this one. Lots of laugh-out-loud moments and clever visual gags. You'll know in two or three episodes whether it's a fit for you.

General Discussion / Re: Anime Suggestions Thread
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:28:57 pm »
I'm trying really hard to get back into anime this year after hardly watching any for many years. I'm kind of an old fart like that; I'm pretty decently versed with the classic motion pictures from the '70s - '90s, and with a handful of TV series from the '90s and early '00s, but my knowledge falls off pretty hard thereafter, though I've seen some cool ones like Mushishi.

Some folks I like do an anime roundup every season, and I'm trying to get through this list:

Castlevania (on Netflix): Watched the whole season; kind of dull.

Devilman Crybaby: Watched the first episode; didn't like it. Not gonna watch any more.

Haven't Seen Yet; Can't Vouch:

Sora yori mo Tooi Basho
Gegege no Kitaro
Megalo Box
Golden Kamuy
Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai
Lupin the Third Part 5
Hisone to Maso-chan
A Place Further Than The Universe
Yuru Camp

Those last two, respectively, are an anime about getting to Antarctica and an anime about winter camping, which are both pretty appealing topics. Despite being at the bottom of my list I might get to them next.

On the whole, I continue to have a strong affinity for motion picture anime over TV series anime, but most of the volume is happening in the latter area.

General Discussion / Re: Banner and/or Wallpaper Help?
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:20:42 pm »
I've used the GIMP, but I've heard good things about Paint.Net too.

Same but opposite! I've heard good things about GIMP, though I use Paint.NET.

Hah, yeah! Having seen a horse pee, in person, I can attest that it's...impressive.

Z, I'd swear I've heard a phrase very similar to "revolving trainwreck," but not quite exactly that. I did some cursory The Googles, but no luck. My favorite phrase site,, also had no results.

Mauron, I thought of another one this morning: lousy! That's a great example of a word evolving to take on its own shape and creating etymological variety.

Well said, xcalibur!

I occasionally look up phrases. It's interesting how we have no idea what we're saying sometimes.


I find it so fascinating how there comes a certain point (more of a diffuse zone, really), where a word stops being a literal reference to something else and takes on its own shape. That's the split that allows etymology to be so incredibly fascinating.

Today, on my "On This Day" page on Facebook, there came a little puzzle. Which of these doesn't belong?


While there are a number of legitimate answers, the answer I was looking for is that "present" comes from a different etymology. The others all use "sent" to mean "feel," as in "sentient." The "sent" in "present" derives from the verb meaning "to be."


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