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keyblader1985
04/09/19 7:36:43 AM
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I still haven't finished any of the DS Dragon Quest games. I have IV-VI and IX; I'm maybe halfway through IX and just past Torneko's story in IV.

I actually thought Natsuo was too forceful in the beginning of the Domestic if anything, the way he kept going after Hina.
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YoukaiSlayer
04/09/19 8:41:11 AM
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YoukaiSlayer posted...
Also I'm watching domestic kanojo.

Everyone in this show is SO STUPID. They deserve unhappiness.
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YoukaiSlayer
04/09/19 9:19:20 AM
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Ok I finished Domestic Kanojo and I don't know how to feel about it. Part of the ending welled up a serious rage but the other half was very good. It upsets me that he didn't act how I would have in the last episode. Stirring up some personal feelings to be honest.Gah it's been like seven years.
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keyblader1985
04/09/19 12:18:14 PM
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YoukaiSlayer posted...
Everyone in this show is SO STUPID. They deserve unhappiness.

Hope you're not lumping Momo or the other friends into that. :)

It's been a while since I went through the early parts of the series, but I don't remember Rui doing anything stupid either. She actually tried to squash her feelings for a while, but couldn't do it.

Natsuo could have been better though. And I love Hina, but the girl is just a mess.
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dioxxys
04/09/19 12:56:35 PM
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Dragon quest 5 yessss
agesboy
04/09/19 1:31:15 PM
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DQ5 was the only one I got most of the way through. Good game.

Deborah doesn't exist in this though I guess, huh...
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YoukaiSlayer
04/10/19 2:45:11 PM
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keyblader1985 posted...
Hope you're not lumping Momo or the other friends into that. :)

It's been a while since I went through the early parts of the series, but I don't remember Rui doing anything stupid either. She actually tried to squash her feelings for a while, but couldn't do it.

Natsuo could have been better though. And I love Hina, but the girl is just a mess.

I've had a day to let it settle in and I'm more okay with it now. Stupid really didn't have much to do with decision making and entirely to do with leaving doors fucking OPEN while doing some illicit shit. Like, it's always insane to me when people leave the door unlocked while doing some bad shit but leaving the door literally open while other people are in the house? Making out in front of the window? Getting yourself off with the door open and the light on the middle of the night? Like wtf are these idiots thinking? These people couldn't get away with robbing a blind grandma.

Considering 99% of the shows events happened because the characters lost their brains and did something that was supposed to be a secret in plain view of other people who caught them, it got very frustrating. Especially in the last few episodes.

They also did the normal melodrama "never talk things out until the finale" stuff but thats so common I can't really be too mad about it.
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dragon504
04/11/19 1:05:45 AM
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Finally getting back to DQ11. I've got 6 characters right now. Still missing the twins. Have 4/6 of the orbs back too. Was really hoping that Mia would be a party member. Maybe later, maybe not, I'll find out eventually. Guts says no, but who knows.

On S2 of Index and through to ep 16 on my rewatch as well.
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Zacek
04/11/19 1:12:47 AM
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Nice to see people is still enjoying DQ11.
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keyblader1985
04/11/19 10:55:47 AM
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Oh yeah, that kind of stupid.

Any favorite characters? Momo is a very close second for my favorite, just behind Rui.
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I_Abibde
04/11/19 11:04:57 AM
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Domestic Girlfriend is one of those I need to watch, but have not been able to due to a lack of free time. Being management is good for the wallet, but not so good for the personal life.

keyblader1985 posted...
I still haven't finished any of the DS Dragon Quest games. I have IV-VI and IX; I'm maybe halfway through IX and just past Torneko's story in IV.


The Torneko chapter is the slowest part of that game, despite the love the dude gets from the Japanese fan base (i.e. getting his own Mystery Dungeon game, way back in the day).

agesboy posted...
Deborah doesn't exist in this though I guess, huh...


She only exists in the DS version of DQ5, and she is ... not popular, to put it politely.
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dioxxys
04/11/19 11:47:39 AM
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Oh i didn't know Deborah was a Ds exclusive.

I can see why she's the least popular but she's never perturbed me. I just thought "hey this is the girl for the guys who like getting their balls stepped on". Then I picked bianca
agesboy
04/11/19 11:49:40 AM
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She was in the phone version too, by the way, not just DS.
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YoukaiSlayer
04/11/19 12:44:28 PM
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keyblader1985 posted...
Oh yeah, that kind of stupid.

Any favorite characters? Momo is a very close second for my favorite, just behind Rui.

Rui is definitely my favorite. Honestly Rui is the only character I really like. Momo is fine and so is...uh...lit club girl but neither really stood out much to me. The chubby guy friend is a real bro though and the parents were like the nicest people ever.

I appreciate them taking a more realistic approach to high school romance but to me scum's wish is the only one that actually kinda reminded me of what highschool was like.
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keyblader1985
04/11/19 1:36:21 PM
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Well there was a whole lot that was cut, so it doesn't surprise me if they didn't stand out too much (I haven't actually watched the anime). I think someone said that they skipped about twenty chapters just at one point.
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YoukaiSlayer
04/12/19 1:37:34 AM
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Watched the second half of slime. Enjoyable all the way through. Just a very pleasant light hearted show. Not sure what I want to finish up next.
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T0ffee
04/12/19 2:25:14 AM
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lol now I can see why weebs would like the story in Trails in The Sky.

It's so very, almost painfully, early 2000's anime.

It has all the cliches of romcom/action/shounen anime from that era.

School Festival event? Check.

Hot Springs event? Check.

Tournament Arc? Check. (I haven't reached this part yet, but I just KNOW it's gonna happen soon)

Childhood friends with Tragic Backstory who are initially oblivious to romance but grow into More Than Friends, Not Quite Lovers over the course of the journey? HUGE check.

Comically Alcoholic Onee-san character? Soft-spoken Wallflower Girl with Hidden Badass Side? Flamboyant gay character? Sweet Energetic Little Sister Loli? Edgelord McRageface character? Mysterious Stranger who has connections to Protagonist Hidden Past? Check check check.

It's literally all there.

Which is not to say that I don't enjoy it; I like it well enough. But I am finding myself rushing through the game. Although, to be fair to the game, it was released in 2004, right in the middle of the shounen rom/com boom, so it's understandable.

I'm hoping that the next part in the series isn't so formulaic.
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dioxxys
04/12/19 3:43:26 AM
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T0ffee posted...
Trails in The Sky.

Sounds like my fun
keyblader1985
04/12/19 11:49:40 AM
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I finished Kingdom Hearts III yesterday (I wasn't in a particular rush). The climax was a bit underwhelming, but the feels were there as everyone's stories were resolved.

I also haven't gotten that Day One update just yet so I have to get that. I know there was an epilogue added, and I NEED to know what happens there..
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dragon504
04/12/19 6:30:35 PM
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Finished up s2 of Index, so I can start 3 later.

Played some more DQ11. Those bastards killed off my annoying midget? I'm still missing two orbs. Working on forging a new hero sword. Got the orichalcum and the hammer, just gotta find the forge.
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YoukaiSlayer
04/12/19 7:31:22 PM
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Watched the latter half of SAO:Alicization season 1. Looks like the next 2 cour season will air in October and finish the arc. Kinda pissed they left it on such a big cliffhanger for 6 months. They could have ended things like 2 minutes earlier to avoid that but it was clearly intentional.

Overall the season was watchable. The fighting was actually pretty well animated and choreographed and the art design in general was a good version of RPG fantasy. Cool looking swords and armor.

The plot had a lot of wtf moments that I'm not sure were all good but I guess it kept it interesting. It was nice for SAO to finally have a female villain and not just some absurdly cartoonishly evil guy with no depth. I mean, the villain was still pure evil but it was in different ways than their usual style and had a fair amount of depth to their character. She was also hot. Granted, we still had a lot of the absurd rapist evil guy types. Feels like the writer watches too much hentai and can only think of "ugly bastards" as villains cause they all act like exactly like that.

The pacing was clearly a bit rushed in some places but kinda dragged in others. They could have done better with that. The power levels of abilities were also all over the place and incredibly inconsistent which I despise but I am used to.

IMO worth the watch unless you have something pretty good to watch instead.
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I_Abibde
04/12/19 8:47:36 PM
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T0ffee posted...
I'm hoping that the next part in the series isn't so formulaic.


*steeples fingers*

Keep playing. Falcom has the best writers in the JRPG business for a reason.
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T0ffee
04/14/19 12:09:51 AM
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I_Abibde posted...
T0ffee posted...
I'm hoping that the next part in the series isn't so formulaic.


*steeples fingers*

Keep playing. Falcom has the best writers in the JRPG business for a reason.


You know what? You were right.

I'm at the tournament arc of the first game and I'm really invested in the political mystery and plot now.

It really does feel like a 24 episode anime season where the first 12 episodes were short marginally connected arcs, and the last 12 is setting up for this big conflict that'll leave a cliffhanger at the end for the second season.

Just the fact that I know there is a sequel game makes me anticipate the cliffhanger THIS game will leave out on; because damn, there are a lot of loose ends, foreshadowing, mysteries, and unresolved plot points that need a couple more chapters to resolve.

I can't even imagine playing this when it first came out and have to wait like two years to resolve the cliffhanger.
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dragon504
04/14/19 12:25:19 AM
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So, I beat the main story of DQ11.

Now I guess, I've got a new quest to resurrect the midget. I really hope she's not still a midget afterwards but she probably will be. Also, I went to the casino and I hit the jackpot on the 100 token slots, which was great and then I hit another jackpot on roulette and got another million tokens.
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agesboy
04/14/19 12:45:12 AM
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my static's made it to this in raiding in XIV

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9O3ury2fR0" data-time="


wew lad
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dragon504
04/14/19 7:49:49 PM
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I've ventured into the dq11 post game. I guess I'm just gonna have to beat up the hulk and probably save Mia again. It felt nice to bash Jasper's brains in with the sword of shadow, but I'm butthurt that they stole my damn sword. Thought resurrecting Veronica was going to be the big quest, but nope, beating up the marshmallow hulk it is.
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I_Abibde
04/14/19 8:10:42 PM
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T0ffee posted...
You know what? You were right.


:-) There are still good devs in the world. Granted, Falcom sort of invented the genre, but they've remained top-shelf.

dragon504 posted...
So, I beat the main story of DQ11.


To put things in perspective, the post-game, if you do everything there is do, is easily as long as the "main story", if not longer. I just call it Act III, especially considering that there's still quite a bit of story in there.
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T0ffee
04/15/19 6:09:46 AM
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Well... goddamn.

Just finished Trails in the Sky First Chapter.

I knew it would end in a cliffhanger... I just never expected it to end like THAT.

Like, WHAT!? I never trusted that shady professor from the start! Rule No. 1 in anime: NEVER trust the closed-eyed intellectual types. I also had a few suspicions that Joshua had a troubled past, but I didn't really expect the two of them to be that closely related.

And that confession scene... just... hnnnggg. My heart. Estelle is too pure to deserve that.


@I_Abibde I am now FULLY invested in this series, and I just HAVE to start on the next game.

I'm also excited to see how the story will unfold in the Second Chapter, since we're now working on a clear goal from the start, rather than the somewhat vague episodic nature of the first half of First Chapter.
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AllstarSniper32
04/15/19 6:14:41 AM
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I watched bits and pieces of Trails in the Sky first chapter. I liked Estelle. I got to see very little of the game though.
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keyblader1985
04/15/19 1:53:16 PM
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I feel like I'm never going to finish Strike Witches. The girls are liable to get nude at any point, and my TV is in a position that affords very little privacy.
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YoukaiSlayer
04/15/19 4:38:35 PM
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They don't get nude enough from what I remember. I only saw the first season though.

Been watching mob psycho 100 S2. Just finished episode 5. It's pretty solid. I like the even greater focus on the psychological aspect this season.
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I_Abibde
04/15/19 8:25:27 PM
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keyblader1985 posted...
The girls are liable to get nude at any point, and my TV is in a position that affords very little privacy.


This is a big reason why I watch most of my anime on my cheap tablet. Well worth scratching together the $50 U.S. or so for anything that can run a streaming app.

T0ffee posted...
I am now FULLY invested in this series, and I just HAVE to start on the next game.


And there are lots of games, many of which remain untranslated, alas, but, if you get through the Trails in the Sky trilogy, there's always Trails of Cold Steel, and that's still gathering a full head of steam.
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T0ffee
04/16/19 12:18:51 AM
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Well, didn't expect a route split this early into the game!

@I_Abibde which do you suggest I pick? Schera or Agate?

Does the story change significantly between the two?
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keyblader1985
04/16/19 12:23:08 AM
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I bought Trails in the Sky when they were on sale on PSN some time ago. (And all of us at Cheapassgamer beat the "grabbing TitS" joke into a fine mist.)
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agesboy
04/16/19 5:43:04 AM
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T0ffee posted...
Just finished Trails in the Sky First Chapter.

>:)

ONE OF US
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dioxxys
04/16/19 9:35:26 AM
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I have the first chapter so maybe I should try it out
keyblader1985
04/16/19 1:20:00 PM
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So Sony has all but officially declared a war on Culture.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/sony-cracks-down-on-sexually-explicit-content-in-games-11555427944?shareToken=std2de3ce41eb9460096d9c45e41d3ec17

I love Nintendo games, but Sony is my go-to source for Japanese games. If developers and customers focus on platforms that don't restrict them and I can get everything I want on one console, that'll be just fine by me.
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I_Abibde
04/16/19 6:51:06 PM
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T0ffee posted...
Which do you suggest I pick?


Go with your gut, IMO. There isn't really a wrong answer when you've got a story this meaty.

keyblader1985 posted...
So Sony has all but officially declared a war on Culture.


(Article is paywalled, unfortunately.)

This is a bad time for Sony to pick this fight. If they are developing the PS5, it will become easy for gamers to look at their stance and go, "You know what? No. Not if you're doing things this way."
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keyblader1985
04/16/19 8:11:47 PM
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That's weird; it let me look at the article earlier today.

Anyway, they basically said they're trying to be more aware of their image in the #metoo age. Developers of the games in question are not happy; they said Sony once praised them as bringing invaluable variety to their brand, and now they're being told to play Sony's game or go elsewhere.
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dioxxys
04/16/19 11:20:06 PM
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Heres a link to the article if you dont have access to WSJ:
https://bit.ly/2KIIWPA

Everybody in this topic is screaming pedophile in this topic though, they seem to think that sexually suggestive depictions of cartoon teenage girls is the only thing going to be affected by Sony's manifesto.
YoukaiSlayer
04/17/19 3:07:42 AM
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Definitely boycotting sony till they change their tune.
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I_Abibde
04/17/19 11:12:13 AM
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dioxxys posted...
Heres a link to the article if you dont have access to WSJ:


Thank you, D. *reads*

....

I am beginning to understand why Resetera has the reputation that it does. And the actions Sony is taking do not bode well for people like us who like Japanese media. ... Guess the next step is to see what actions Nintendo takes.
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dioxxys
04/17/19 3:06:12 PM
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@I_Abibde posted...
I am beginning to understand why Resetera has the reputation that it does.

Whats that?
I_Abibde
04/18/19 11:03:16 AM
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dioxxys posted...
Whats that?


The reputation of being a hotbed of Social Justice extremist activity.
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zoro-1992
04/19/19 5:37:45 PM
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Phew
Finished S2 of Mob Psycho
Was really good, I was impressed with how much Mob grew as a character throughout the story and the ending fight was worth the wait.
Great stuff
Here's hoping for an eventual S3
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YoukaiSlayer
04/19/19 5:57:39 PM
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zoro-1992 posted...
Phew
Finished S2 of Mob Psycho
Was really good, I was impressed with how much Mob grew as a character throughout the story and the ending fight was worth the wait.
Great stuff
Here's hoping for an eventual S3

Pretty much my feelings exactly.
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dioxxys
04/19/19 6:46:14 PM
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Yeah mob psycho was amazing all I have to do see the final episode
T0ffee
04/20/19 12:36:58 AM
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So... just finished reading Fire Punch.

What

(And I can't stress this enough...)

the fuck!?
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dragon504
04/20/19 2:50:44 PM
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Found Outlaw Star used for cheap. Was $9 only and the discs look pretty much new.
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