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NFUN
03/31/21 1:13:36 AM
#201:


agate/tita isn't creepy until 3rd. it's definitely brother/sister now

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Dark Silvergun
04/01/21 1:27:16 PM
#202:


Uh oh, April Fools Day is here!

I was looking at my EPSN Second Chance Brackets, and I have 1 bracket in what they consider in the *100%* range, which is strange, because I do have one incorrect pick in it.

For the final 3 games, I have Gonzaga over UCLA, and Baylor over Houston, and the final game I have Baylor over Gonzaga.

Let's see how that plays out in the Final Four and Final!

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Tom Bombadil
04/06/21 7:46:48 AM
#203:


Was a pretty chill April Fools on my end!

Lucha 1-28: Marty the Moth opens against Puma. I'm into this guy already: interesting character, agile for his build, good selling. Puma over, but not without a fight. (***1/2) Hernandez shows up, and Konnan challenges him on behalf of Puma! Thought we were gonna get the heel turn and title change right there, but I guess not because Hernandez walked away. Call me crazy, but Vampiro is growing on me. Good interview with Mundo. Mundo references Del Rio slapping a dude, and steals his catchphrase, lol. Cueto is going to feed the Crew to Matanza or something if they don't win the titles in a ladder match. Daivari and Texano time! Texano's a tecnico now I guess? Striker points out it's a bit odd that the crowd's behind him now. Ryck takes out Texano suddenly for the DQ. (**1/2) Guess Daivari probably hired him. They bully the ref into counting 3 while Daivari poses on Texano, lol. Fenix/Muertes in a deathmatch next week, at what's-her-face's request. Black Lotus wants to kill Matanza, Chavo wants to help the dude keep her alive in exchange for clearing things up with Mexico. Trios Titles ladder! Ivelisse straight up on crutches. Some really innovative spots here, and a nice little callback with Angelico going for that same crazy dive but getting stopped. HOLY CRAP HE DROPKICKED HIM OFF THE LADDER FROM THE SECOND FLOOR. Ivelisse hobbles up the ladder to retain! (****)

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Maniac64
04/06/21 9:30:09 AM
#204:


Marty is something alright.

And I feel like Vampiro has good episodes and bad episodes.

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Dark Silvergun
04/07/21 6:33:14 PM
#205:


Awesome!

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Dark Silvergun
04/08/21 12:24:46 PM
#206:


Another day, another comment!

Oh my!

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Tom Bombadil
04/12/21 8:55:53 PM
#207:


Gloomhaven: Got to the end of the tutorial and was rewarded with a whole lot of teambuilding options all at once. Kinda intimidating but kinda fun! Also knocked out my first "real" mission, which went quite well. Rolling with Brute, Cragheart, Tinkerer, and Scoundrel, which seems to be the easiest party I have available.

Gunnerkrigg: I am into Jones already. I also have headcanons about Parley already. Mort was a good time for his little bit! Also I think we're starting to get some more overarching plot stuff, with Jeanne and the robots and Annie working towards becoming a medium. Should be interesting!

LP MGSIV 17-2: Vamp and Naomi moments didn't do a whole ton for me, but what DOES do it for me is getting to pilot the dang Rex :D And fight Ray! And Liquid Ocelot gets to be a large ham! And Raiden gets to be run over by a battleship?

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Maniac64
04/12/21 9:25:39 PM
#208:


Yeah Jeanne is the first big one I think. Though a lot of earlier stuff will come back and be important later.

And yeah Jones is awesome!

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Tom Bombadil
04/14/21 10:11:27 PM
#209:


Les Mis: Settin' up the next group of folks. Young revolutionaries in making, probably!

MLP 9-24+25- The Ending of the End: Man, nothing like jobbing out every single good guy. I forget how I got spoiled on the Discord thing but it was still a good twist. Goin' all JRPG on us with the creating problems for the heroes to solve and grow. THE PINKY AND THE BRAIN REFERENCE THOUGH. Several other good ones in there but that was amazing. ....Rivalled by the chocolate rain callback though! Really fun way to end the thing, although I guess there's an epilogue episode. Autoplay saw fit to show me adult Spike and I don't like it.

Gloomhaven: Got my first couple levels, so that's fun!

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Tom Bombadil
04/20/21 9:08:31 AM
#210:


FE: Why, it seems I actually am coming up on the final battle! I took a few 90%ish certifications and passed them all, so now I should be able to bring in everybody with, y'know, an actual decent kit. I think I will keep going for the other routes after.

IDW Sonic 6: Man, things keep getting worse! Lots of folks are starting to fall. Zavok is back. (not that I am actually that familiar with him, but hey more bad guys.) They even got Tangle :(

IDW Jem 2: Everybody gets character development movie reference dream sequences I guess? Also man, I just really appreciate that they have, like, individual personalities now. I liked the OG Jem but this is just a fantastic update.

Have started messing with SMRPG randomizer! It's not my first time, but there are a lot of features new to this version since the last time I dabbled, and it's pretty fun. Randomizers and speedruns always vaguely appealed to me but I never quite got into it, partially because there are few games I know well enough to do that with that also have a robust community. SMRPG fits both boxes though, so this could finally be my trip into that rabbit hole. I think I got a bit too ambitious with my flags, but I'm rolling now. After a rough start with Peach, I finally got Bowser, and with two early Super Suits with awesome offensive stats, I'm already outputting endgame-level damage. Lot of defensive and magic holes in my setup, but between two heavy DPS and Mallow getting Group Hug early, I think I can roll through most fights. I have a lot of room to improve my routing, though, but that is something that can come with practice and study.

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Llarian
04/20/21 11:43:26 AM
#211:


Tom Bombadil posted...
IDW Jem 2: Everybody gets character development movie reference dream sequences I guess? Also man, I just really appreciate that they have, like, individual personalities now. I liked the OG Jem but this is just a fantastic update.

I want to know more about their personalities! Do tell.

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Tom Bombadil
04/20/21 3:14:36 PM
#212:


Jem actually has trouble juggling everything, once in a while
Aja is a bit of a loner
Shana is a bit more introverted
Kimber is....Kimber, but a lot more so
Pizzazz has a non-jerk side, sometimes, maybe, and she has actual motivations behind most of her acting out
Stormer is a bit heavier, not as dumb, and the ship is specifically a thing
Rio is a reporter rather than a manager, and struggles between his loyalties and his job. And looks kinda like Phoenix Wright.
It's acknowledged as weird that somebody is named "Video"
Few other quirks that weren't there before, like Roxy really likes bagels, Pizazz is Jewish, stuff like that

Okay maybe it's not a lot on paper but they still feel more like real people with lives and relationships instead of say "Asian Jem" or "British Pizazz" (while retaining the over top zaniness and swapping out a bit of the 80s charm for 10's charm)

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Llarian
04/20/21 3:46:58 PM
#213:


Tom Bombadil posted...
It's acknowledged as weird that somebody is named "Video"

pshhhh

Thanks! I am glad to hear that things have been changed for the better~

...at least as long as no one goes to Hawaii.

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Dark Silvergun
04/24/21 1:25:58 PM
#214:


Episodes 24 & 25 were pretty wild!

One left to go Tom!

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Tom Bombadil
04/27/21 11:03:00 AM
#215:


Aria 3-3 : We meet a patissier and inspire him to change up his packaging. And also drink a lot of lattes.

SMRPG Rand: Finished my first real attempt, started a second. It took several hours but I am confident I can get that trimmed down pretty well with practice and study. Gotta memorize some of the maps and improve my platforming, is the main thing. My second run is still pretty early on, but I had a lot easier time starting. I wonder if chaotic inventory+random equip effects is a bit too strong, because I keep winding up with really strong characters that are in trouble on the rare occasion that they let the enemy get a turn. Then again I got walled by a random early Octolot, so maybe it's okay.

Trails: Knocked out the Soldat extermination...was a bit of a slobberknocker but the hardest part was remembering (Googling) where the Soldat Army Road actually was lol.

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Tom Bombadil
04/29/21 4:27:13 PM
#216:


Lucha 1-29: Muertes/Fenix predicted TakaMori tbqh. Mundo/Aerostar should be good but seems a bit off somehow. Still fun though, Mundo over. (**1/2) Oh good, a Sexy Star interview. Title match second on the show? Interesting, not sure what that implies. Both Hernandez and Puma show off a bunch, which seems to run against the title grudge match feel, and Vamp calls them both on it, in between Konnan rants. Puma uses a chair! Really neat spot with the crowd rail, even if it was a bit staged. The Konnan turn never comes, and Puma goes over! Solid. (***) Fenix/Muertes Deathmatch! He's got the Dark Order with him or smth. Fairly solid, Muertes freakin' murders him. (***) Speaking of murder, but less metaphorically, two of the Crew are forced to feed the third to Matanza or whatever. Geeze.

Disgaea 2: I started the mobile game now that it's out, so hey it synergizes nicely! Hopefully I beat this before the condensed version spoils me lol. Anyway I'm still kinda scared of the next map so I just did a bit o' grinding.

Gloomhaven: I assumed that buying an item and binding it to a character would have them, y'know, equip it. I was incorrect, so I have wasted a lot of money buying duplicates of things I already owned and just wasn't equipping! It also costs more money to bind them to somebody else instead. :\ Ah well, I don't seem to be having much trouble with the current quests available anyway.

Gunnerkrigg Ch 19-20: Zimmy/Gamma stuff is interesting, but dang the Nobodies are creepy. And some background ships too! And then more coyote shenanigans, nice.

LP MGS4 18-1: Weirdly fanservicey mission briefing, I guess. Act 5, I guess.

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Dark Silvergun
04/30/21 8:39:09 PM
#217:


Disgaea 2: Sometimes a bit of level grinding is the answer to success in that game.

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Tom Bombadil
05/04/21 7:09:28 AM
#218:


FE: I was already annoyed that Catherine and Shamir weren't available to Girl Byleth, and I am extra annoyed after finishing their support. At least they're happy(?) tho. Phase 1(?) of the final(?) battle could be going better but I think we'll make it. Maybe.

SMRPG Rand: Lost a decent chunk of progress because I forgot that the Yaridovich slot comes AFTER the Jonathan Jones slot, and although my Bowser tanked a beating from Jinx, he couldn't quite win the 1v1 (Geno and Mallow went down in one hit)

MLP 9-26- The Last Problem: End of a dang era. I am not ready for the aged up versions, especially not Spike. I was also not ready for a pony named Luster. ....Appledash? Pinkie and Cheese?? Nice song with some callbacks. I kinda wish it was a long episode or two-parter or something, because I feel like there was a lot more they could've done, but I think it was quite nice anyway, and a good sendoff. Feels like what they were trying to do with Teen Titans a little, except, y'know, good. Was a good show. Was a very good show. Might give the new one a shot, but probably not immediately.

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Tom Bombadil
05/07/21 10:33:31 PM
#219:


Jelle's Marble Runs will take the "Western show" slot vacated by the ponies. Doesn't seem very write-up compatible, so I will most likely just point out when I've finished something? My plan is to watch all the Marble Leagues (that used to be Marble Olympics or something, right?) and see if I feel like watching more after. That's how I got my started with marble races (marbles in general really) so it'll be nice to just binge through the continuity, even if I've seen some of it before. It has been a while.

Smash: Just spirit board for the event. Got Azura but she was a pain!

LP Stardew 58: I tried live streaming wooo
https://youtu.be/2kzgmZwqCvo

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Maniac64
05/07/21 11:00:44 PM
#220:


I'll just throw in a vote to try a marbula1 race.

Its my favorite Jelle's event and just finished its second season.

Do you know which team/teams you are rooting for? Snowballs and Minty Maniacs are my teams. Started with Snowballs in Marbula1 but how could I not root for a team called the Minty Maniacs when I love mint and go by Maniac. I would also have to cheer for turtle Sliders but I've never watched a season where they compete.

Also have a soft spot for Team Momo and Rojo Rollers.

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Tom Bombadil
05/08/21 8:35:27 AM
#221:


I have a really hard time narrowing it down, so I think in the past I've just picked whichever team I liked that was doing the best? I like Oceanics and Thunderbolts and Balls of Chaos and Team Primary and Kobalts and probably a couple others that didn't spring to mind. I wanna say there were a couple of teams that had some narrative stuff going that I liked, too. I also have a baseball team named after the O'Rangers in my tabletop game, lol.

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Maniac64
05/08/21 11:55:04 AM
#222:


I mean there are great team histories on the wiki. Each team has full backstories as do many of the Marbles.

Prim and Mary are siblings and Player-Owners of Team Primary.

Minty Maniacs were a retired team from a now defunct league who decided to reunite for the last Marble League since they had earned a spot by winning their Leagues final championship.

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