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by Sonic#
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG

^ I think that's a fair reading overall. I don't think orientation is coded by styles, tics, behaviors, and so on, but I do think that character designs sometimes reflect the perspectives of designers who at least subliminally believe that and bring that to bear in their art. A more overt but also c...
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: The Goddess Althena is Cancelled!
Replies: 8
Views: 485

Re: The Goddess Althena is Cancelled!

^ Would you say that Althena's periodic reincarnations were a way to go on a sabbatical, or possible temporary breaks from a job she could do but wanted to go beyond?
by Sonic#
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Lunar: The Silver Star
Topic: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG
Replies: 15
Views: 1011

Re: GHALEON DID NOTHING WRONG

One thing that struck me in this thread is the way that Ghaleon is possibly designed with homosexual stereotypes in mind. Alunissage cites this dialogue: I GUESS NOW HE'S 'OUT OF THE CLOSET' WORLDWIDE. This may be Working Designs camping up the dialogue, but it feels odd to use the idiom of "co...
by Sonic#
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Lunar: Eternal Blue (Complete)
Topic: Pentagulia's destruction
Replies: 18
Views: 2455

Re: Pentagulia's destruction

A parallel: there's a moment in a novel I won't name when a reckless politician, on a passenger train whose engine has broken down, urges that they be switched to an old coal engine instead of waiting for another diesel engine. He eventually harangues the operator into doing so, even though the olde...
by Sonic#
Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 985
Views: 279786

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I'm replaying Phantasy Star IV on the Genesis Classics collection for the Switch. The game still holds up for me. The initial scenes with the school principal are a study in doing a lot of character development with little dialogue, and each interparty dialogue since has been thoroughly entertaining...
by Sonic#
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Almost Anything Goes Board
Topic: Merry Christmas!
Replies: 2
Views: 945

Re: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Besides spending much of the day keeping baby!Sonic entertained, I played Azul (an excellent board game) with family, played some Red Dead Redemption 2 and Mario Party, and I played with blocks.
by Sonic#
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: Playstation Classic Edition!
Replies: 11
Views: 2907

Re: Playstation Classic Edition!

The only two games on there that I (a) might play and (b) don't have are Wild Arms and Persona, so it's a no go for me. If I ever want to relive my Cool Boarders 2 days, I can hook up my PS2 like anyone else.

(Having Arc convenient and ready to play might have done it for me.)
by Sonic#
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Song of the moment
Replies: 397
Views: 124153

Re: Song of the moment

The intro music to Halt and Catch Fire, because I've been watching the show and the intro is that good to me.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yD_kCKiSkoI

Also the alternative theme used in a few episodes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXkR3mVIpAY
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Arts
Topic: Ghaleon Cosplay
Replies: 46
Views: 26044

Re: Ghaleon Cosplay

What does Ghaleon tennis trash talk sound like?

"It looks like the ball is in my court, dear Quark."
by Sonic#
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 985
Views: 279786

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I'm playing Dragon Quest XI. I love it so far. It feels as fresh and exciting as DQ8 did, and it's tapping into my inveterate capacity for roaming cities looking for pots to break. Also, while it's early in the story, I'm intrigued by what direction it's going in. I have a few guesses.
by Sonic#
Fri Aug 17, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 985
Views: 279786

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I've bounced hard off of Octopath Traveler. I'm at ~25 hours and don't have interest in playing further at the moment.

I'm waiting for Shenmue I and II to come out. I'll play those games (as I have time) until Dragon Quest XI is released in the US.
by Sonic#
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Anime, Music, TV/Movies, and Books
Topic: Song of the moment
Replies: 397
Views: 124153

Re: Song of the moment

Rivers in the Desert, Persona 5.

"A river in a dry land
The last ace in a lost hand
A heartbeat for a tin man
Oasis in a singed land"

by Sonic#
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time no post!
Replies: 9
Views: 4035

Re: Long time no post!

Wait who has surprise baby?
by Sonic#
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Long time no post!
Replies: 9
Views: 4035

Re: Long time no post!

Welcome back! Alunissage wrapped up my update in half a sentence.
by Sonic#
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 985
Views: 279786

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

I figured out I could do New Game+ of Persona 5 with one hand while carrying a sleeping baby, so that.
by Sonic#
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Lunar: Silver Star Story (Complete)
Topic: Blind witches
Replies: 8
Views: 7757

Re: Blind witches

Those examples are both about in-game graphics, this is a detail in an FMV (in the actual animation, not playback/encoding). Performance would not be affected.


"Design or performance." To clarify, I agree with Shiva Indis's explanation that this is a design choice.
by Sonic#
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: What is Canon?
Replies: 16
Views: 4925

Re: What is Canon?

I would say any published game (yes, including Dragon Song) definitely qualifies as canon unless one of the developers says otherwise. (Kei Shigema's explanation as paraphrased by Imperial Knight gets at this.) In addition, I would say that the manga and novels may also qualify as canon, as they tel...
by Sonic#
Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Lunar: Silver Star Story (Complete)
Topic: Blind witches
Replies: 8
Views: 7757

Re: Blind witches

There's an article to be written about missing body parts for the sake of overall design or performance. It makes me think of the footless characters in Fire Emblem: Awakening or the faceless NPCs in Persona 5:
Image
by Sonic#
Tue Jun 05, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Lunar Discussion
Topic: Making this thread so that I can ask questions that probably have short answers
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

Re: Making this thread so that I can ask questions that probably have short answers

1. It's a still from the intro video for Lunar: SSSC. https://youtu.be/71ripBa8Ga8?t=38s . With a reverse image search I found this still from a YouTube video of the Making Of Lunar film: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/r3QtXqTaRos/maxresdefault.jpg We have this version on the Lunar-Net page, which features ...
by Sonic#
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Gaming
Topic: What Are You Currently Playing?
Replies: 985
Views: 279786

Re: What Are You Currently Playing?

Much of my gaming time suddenly disappeared for obvious reasons. At least right now I don't have the time for deep sustained dives into games, so I've been playing in shorter spurts: Skyrim, Phantasy Star IV, and Raft have all received some attention.

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