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Status Updates posted by Vertekins

  1. Decided to leave SSMB. Partly due to not being all that impassioned about Sonic specifically as a game series anymore and so find it hard to care about making posts about that specific aspect of the franchise, partly due to the realization that what one of my closet friends has been telling me is right despite my reluctance to admit that they are so, that this forum increasingly ain't nice to be around, partly because Tumblr has been taking up more of my attention and is my main hangout nowadays online drawing my attentions away from here so much so that I only really login to PM people I am friends with here.

    So bye. It's been nearly 11 years since I joined (On May 6th actually) and whilst my experience over that time has been up and down and all-around overall and filled with coolness, it's better to bow out now before I become embittered. Thanks peeps. You can catch me on my Tumblr if you wanna hit me up for a chat or whatever or see what I'm up to.

    Over and out!

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    2. Osmium
    3. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      Don't blame you. Even I feel this place has gone downhill at times. Might consider leaving too.

    4. shdowhunt60

      shdowhunt60

      I think the chief attraction to SSMB that I've had is that it wasn't the god-damned SEGA Forums. But now with it Sonic news being completely sparse, there's little to talk about in regards to the main series. I can sort of understand the sentiment you're holding.

    5. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      It won't be the same without you Verte. Good luck and goodbye.

    6. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      Really that's your reasoning? I'm not trying to come off as rude but let's be real here you said something offensive and were called out but instead of owning up to it your ignoring it. But hey don't let me stop you from making your own decision. Good luck.

    7. DarkLight
    8. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @Dejimon11 Nothing to do with that. Been thinking it the past few weeks.

    9. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Wait what? What's even going on here?

    10. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Damn :(

      Can I still talk to you on tumblr?

    11. Klinsy
    12. Vertekins
    13. Indigo Rush
    14. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      and to people who think this has something to do with the pssed off thread, this was thought about from what i saw yesterday. BEFORE this happened. ;p

    15. Jack / Joker
    16. Kiah

      Kiah

      @DarkLight Can you not? That's not the right way to go about something you disagree with.

      @Vertekins I'm sorry you feel like you don't have any other choice but you have to do what you feel is best for you. Please take care of yourself. 

    17. shdowhunt60

      shdowhunt60

      @Kiah "Can he not" what? Call out someone for leveling a personal attack all the way ignoring her previous activity in the statuses which indicated that she was having a hard time staying on these forums anymore anyways?

    18. Mando-Whirl-Wind
    19. Boomer

      Boomer

      Take care, it won't be the same without you 

    20. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      Bye, I'll miss seeing you post around here, take care..

    21. gala

      gala

      Good luck, and goodbye!

    22. Kiah

      Kiah

      @shdowhunt60 per my explanation, that is not the way to contest someone. If you are going to scrutinize what I say make sure you do it correctly and get your facts straight. This is an unfortunate status update to come upon and telling someone to "shut up" is uncalled for. I never said what Dejimon said couldn't be contested so please don't put words on my mouth. 

      And for everything else you said what does that have to do with what I said?

    23. Ducktor Naldush Repulsa

      Ducktor Naldush Repulsa

      You are one of the users I associated with SSMB the most. It really won't be the same without you.

      Oh well, gotta make a Tumblr account then...

    24. Xenos

      Xenos

      That's strange, considering your entire tumblr is still about Sonic, could have fooled me?

    25. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      nah it's not that she's not a fan of sonic, it's that she is unhappy with the current direction of sonic

    26. Xenos

      Xenos

      But a website that encompasses all forms of Sonic and not just the hot new thing Sonic Team cooks up in their meth lab isn't a suitable place regardless?

      I could see reasons to leave anyway, it's just that I'm not clear on the total reasoning.

  2. Taking a break from here to consider whether or not I want to stay. Lately perceived a change around here that I don't like.

    1. Vertekins
    2. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      Sorry to hear that Verte. Hope you're okay.

    3. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      With how things have been going for you, I don't blame you for wanting a break from here. Even though I'll miss you, I only hope the best for you.

    4. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @DarkLight I have been feeling huge frustrations with things on here and in RL that put me into precarious mind states. To the point that avoiding the things thatcause it i the only thing optimal for my moods. Flunctuating health, having to come to terms with my diagnosis and being immensely annoyed with what this place is turning into even though I like it so much has just made me throw my hands into the air, say "fuck it" and go on hiatus. What compounds it is my frustration with the Sonic series.

      I feel more at home on Tumblr than I do here. That's saying something given I've been here nearly 11 years but on Tumblr just over 3.

    5. caseykz

      caseykz

      Get well soon

  3. Looking at an official model comparison between Sonic and Shadow and for some odd reason I'm really quite amused by the fact that Sonic is noticeably fatter than Shadow.

    1. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      It's the chill dogs, man. They add pounds. Though given how fast Sonic can run, he'd easily burn the carbs.

    2. Red

      Red

      Got a link? I'd like to see this. :P

    3. Vertekins
    4. Wonderworld Ultima

      Wonderworld Ultima

      Someone needs to go on a diet... :D 

  4. <<image>>

    SPLAT.png

    SPLAT!

    One of the funniest things in SLW :D

    1. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Well, that is the logical result of ramming into a wall at the speed of sound.

    2. Milo

      Milo

      also a good representation of the game's execution

      *booed off the stage*

      Sorry, sorry, but that one was way too easy. I should had known better. :(

    3. WhoWhatMan

      WhoWhatMan

      I still like the splat animation from Unleashed Wii where Sonic runs straight into a wall and get all flat

    4. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      *throws tomatoes at Gabe*

    5. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      How come Sonic's face isn't broken beyond repair with all the walls and floors he's ran into face first.

  5. Raspberry syrup mixed into Sprite is a great drink.

    1. Yoko/葉子

      Yoko/葉子

      Glad I'm not the only one who likes to mix things up.

    2. Bowbowis

      Bowbowis

      I stopped at a place over spring break where they mixed maple syrup with root beer and it was actually pretty good (still not as good as peanut butter and vanilla ice cream though).

  6. <<image>>

    tumblr_m7w76p019I1r3tkn3o1_500.jpg

    Still adoring Unleashed's detail even nearly 8 years on. See that structure just beyond the canyon? That's the Shamar Temple of Gaia. Which is only reached at night. If you blink, you'd probably miss it.

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Still the best looking Sonic game for me. Gorgeous locations.

    2. shdowhunt60

      shdowhunt60

      I think Colors looks better, but it's hard to deny Unleashed's visual appeal. GIA really did that game favors.

    3. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      The graphics are also pretty kicking.

      The game still looks jaw-dropping to this day.

    4. JezMM

      JezMM

      Always loved this touch and it's a shame they didn't do this for all the stages where the temple is found at the opposite time of day (granted the three night stages end with an arrival AT the temple, albeit only in the DLC acts consisting of cut content from Act 1, in Chun-Nan and Shamar's case).

    5. ThatOddLiam

      ThatOddLiam

      Oh wow! I can't believe I've never noticed that!

    6. Stritix

      Stritix

      I hope we see another Sonic game with this level of detail. It's the best looking Sonic game to date.

    7. Nepenthe

      Nepenthe

      It's been eight years.

      Eight years.

      I'm dying.

  7. I was in a decent position to get Sceptilite in Shuffle yesterday was in the 9000 rank range (You have to be in the top 12000 in Europe to get it). Signed in to see if I've won...and I ranked in the 17000's getting two Attack Power Up's D:

  8. The Precure series can have uch beautiful BGM. Like this song from DokiDoki! -

     

  9. Just had some of the nastiest green tea brew ever. Never had a cup so bad. Back to peppermint and super fruit tea for me.

  10. I'm sorry. But try as I might, I can't see one good thing about Sonic X-Treme. It just looks awful through and through and it's ideas sound shit.

    1. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      And yet they tried to implement it into Sonic Lost World, just like how they eventually used the concept of Sonic having a human love interest.

      Some ideas are best left buried in the past.

    2. Celestia

      Celestia

      Didn't Sonic Team deny that X-Treme had any influence on LW? I was under the impression it was only SEGA of America PR people who went "sure, why not" when asked about it.

    3. Dejimon11

      Dejimon11

      I'm sorry but if they flat out said that X-Stream had no influence in lost world just at all they're lying. Also adds more fuel to the Mario Galaxy argument.

  11. It's been 13 years to the day that Sonic X first aired in Japan. Personally, whilst the show had big problems, it still has some awesome bits.

    1. Forte-Metallix

      Forte-Metallix

      Sure: The Chaotix, the cruise episode, that bit in the Japanese version where Knuckles follows Eggman's robots into an erotic dance club. Even X has had its moments!

    2. Strickerx5

      Strickerx5

      3rd best Sonic show honestly.

    3. JezMM

      JezMM

      I still get overwhelmed with nostalgia by certain episodes, namely 1 and 52.  I didn't care for all the filler, and obviously the english version was naff and a half, but I still overall would say I love the show for the rest, even if it didn't reach it's full potential (your tumblr post about how Helen should've been the human star has changed how I look at the series forever lol).

    4. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      Quote

      Knuckles follows Eggman's robots into an erotic dance club.

      Wut.

    5. JezMM

      JezMM

      @Diamond Exactly as it sounds.  It's only a 20 second comedic scene, but of course, was cut entirely in the dub

    6. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      do you have a link to the scene?

    7. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      >The only things Japan remembers about Sonic X are Chris and Cosmo. 

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

       

    9. DiamondX

      DiamondX

      .......

      What...?

    10. JezMM

      JezMM

      It's a pretty typical joke, Japan isn't quite so coddling when it comes to depiction of sex in media aimed at all ages.

    11. Azul

      Azul

      I wish America wasn't so anal when it came to to these kinds of things.

      GET IT? THINGS.

  12. Marina Madness during the morning phase in Chaotix is probably the most soothing Sonic game stage of all time to play through.

  13. <image>

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    I just cant get my plushie shelf looking right....

     

    1. shdowhunt60

      shdowhunt60

      Never you mind, they look adorable as-is.

    2. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      No joke, my first thought upon seeing that photo was "Haha, a blue wall, how fitting."

      Yeah, I know how annoying shelves can be. Back when I moved some things in my room last year, the shelf took like 30 minutes to get straight.

  14. Phew...moving house is bloody tiring.

    *Sees Mikyeong topic*

    D:

    I hope she's alright. I really do. This is very saddening.

    1. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      *Reads topic*

      Holy fuck, what the hell happened to cause this?

    2. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      These are very saddening times, Ed, but let's not go speculating on events, and just focus on her recovery for now. 

    3. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      @Detective Reptiles I know, I was just really caught off guard. It's pretty much been a regular day for me, then suddenly I find out Mikyeong did...this, and just...

  15. Speaking of the Tornado and it's incarnations in X, you gotta wonder what the point as of giving it a mech fighter-like mode in one of the Adventure eps during the fight against the Egg Carrier, go to the effort of designing it....then never use it again at any point in the series afterwards.

    1. Sean

      Sean

      The cyclone mode of the X-Tornado was also huge. Seriously, it would have been easier for Tails to just walk to places rather than use it.

    2. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      I think he used it again during the SA2 era fight with Eggman? In hindsight it kinda made the whole thing an embarrasment because ol' Eggy was in his hovercraft rather than a mech. It was like pitting a tank against a guy with a sledgehammer.

  16. Moving house but wondering what the best way is to pack away figures...

    1. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      Nendoroid Sonic is going back into his box so no issue with him but I have tons of other figs that I want to move without ruining them.

    2. Zaysho

      Zaysho

      Try to get some newsprint/packing paper and wrap them individually. Then see if you can pack a few in some boxes.

  17. Hnnnng.... Storybook Sonic is still so lovable and endearing.

    1. Rey Skywalker-Ren

      Rey Skywalker-Ren

      I adore Secret Rings Sonic

    2. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @Mikyeong I do too! He's a right little tease and can be a dick sometimes especially towards Sinbad and definitely Erazor in the last cutscene but on the other hand he's so selfless and friendly not to mention sympathetic. If SatBK!Sonic gets across the character's soul, SatSR!Sonic exemplifies the character's heart.

    3. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      He is a precious, precious cinnamon bun.

    4. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      Even if I don't care for Sonic overall as a character, I suppose I can agree with those being the best interpretations in regards to how Sonic's is defined.

      *Sonic is defined, bah.

    5. Wonderworld Ultima

      Wonderworld Ultima

      Black Knight sonic showed determination that time and I liked that.

  18. And Tails' SLW portrayal is still fucking atrocious. Only thing worse than it is Flynn's House of Card's Tails.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer

      Ryannumber1gamer

      Naw, I think SLW's portrayal was far worse. At least Tails' behavior was built up, just the motivation behind it was fucked up. SLW's Tails has fuck all reason to act the way he does, and it goes on for far longer than two issues.

    2. Semi-colon e

      Semi-colon e

      Yeah I hate Lost World Tails, he's so annoyingly smug. I don't get why he's so bad either, I liked Tails a lot in Colours too.

    3. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      House of Cards was bad on every character really. But yeah, when it wasn't Tails that annoyed me in LW, it was the plot's insistence that Sonic was in the wrong. And then there's RoL that tried an eerily similar thing.

    4. Speeps

      Speeps

      I don't like how anyone is portrayed in Lost World, frankly.

    5. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      SLW was...sort of decent in regards to Sonic and great in regards to Eggman. The SLW portrayal of Sonic still can't hold a candle to his Storybook portrayal though.

    6. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      I'll never understand the extreme levels of vitriol I see directed towards Lost World's Tails. It was one of his less pleasant roles, I'll agree with that, but it's like even Chris Thorndyke gets more leniency at this rate.

      Hopefully the next game will do better for Tails, if only so that all the rants about Lost World's interpretation can simmer down a little bit.

    7. Speeps

      Speeps

      @Vertekins Oh yeah out of everyone there I'd say Eggman was probably the one with the better portrayal. I still felt he was thrown about by the other characters a bit much in that game though.

    8. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      i liked how lost world allowed the characters to have actual range and feelings

    9. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @JmTsHaW Agreed. I still take issue with the fact that Eggman's specialty is shat on...in order to put Tails on an even bigger pedestal. Right....we're told Tails can do something Eggman allegedly can't by shutting down that machine. So tell me writers - Why would Eggman need a reason to shut down his machine if 1 - You establish that he's content with taking over the world anyway and 2 - He'd have no reason to shut it down and therefore hand Tails the means to mock him?

      There is nothing in-story that justified Tails getting one over the doc via this "I'm better at machines than you" assertion.

    10. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      Too bad it was for contrived and stupid reasons.

    11. Azul

      Azul

      I thought I was the only one who took offense to Tails casually knocking the rings out of Sonic as if he weren't already used to his ego. Sonic handled it like a champ tho, saying he'd even let him take a few shots if he was honestly hurt bu the way he was acting.

    12. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      @Azul: You're far from the only one though. =\ Virtually everybody, even people who like Lost World, criticise how Tails was handled in the game. (Not without reason mind you, I'm just saying that this is hardly an unpopular opinion.)

    13. Azul

      Azul

      @Dr. Crusher I was talking about how he was handled in that Archie storyline "House of Cards."

    14. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      Oh right, sorry. XS Guess I'm too used to all the rants about Lost World's interpretation.

  19. What gets me about the writing of the games as of the past 6 years is how fucking boring it is. What I mean is that how many times do characters actually do anything interesting in cutscenes? Take Generations for example - Watch it's 13 cutscenes. Now I bet you can count on only one hand how many cutscenes have characters do much more than stand around and blabber about inane shit. For a series about vivid characters, one of which is known in particular for being boisterous, active and, oh I don't know, can move at the speed of sound, this is beyond ridiculous and does not play to the series' sense of energy.

    1. FriendBot
    2. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      when was it ever not like that

    3. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @Diogenes Unleashed's intro for a start. Teeming with action and awesomeness. SA2's first Hero Side story cutcene, hell, the first cutcene for the Dark side story as well. First one had Sonic flip the bird at both GUN and gravity, second had Eggman blast his way into GUN's maximum security prison. Even the Storybook series' 2D cutcenes with minimalist animation had more action.

    4. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      and the other 99% of those games is characters standing around and talking at each other

    5. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      Sonic gave the middle finger in SA2?

      I remember something like that in the OVA but not in SA2.

      Oh and Lost World had an action scene, where everything goes to shit.

    6. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @True Detective Soni It's a way of stating that he was in total control of the situation.

      I'm not saying that every cutscene is like it, just that it is extremely over-prevalent. Sonic characters are at their best when actually doing stuff and talking like themselves, not being idle the majority of the time and talking like the flanderized idiots Pontaff's have turned them into.

    7. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      I honestly don't remember that many scenes that were super action-y. They may have appeared a little more than they do these days, but with the way people go on about them, you'd think every cutscene was action-packed.

    8. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      you mean like they basically always were

  20. Even though '06's writing is mostly awful, I'll always give it Shadow's portrayal as well as Rouge's. They were kickass.

    1. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      Not sure about Rouge's TBH

    2. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      Ironic that the one character with a good portrayal is the one who mostly contends with the shit villain.

    3. FriendBot

      FriendBot

      That one moment with Rouge was nice but she never really stood out to me that much in the game. Shadow, Amy and Silver were more interesting characters because they get shit done, they have a goal.

  21. I can't help but burst into hysterical laughter during the Egg Wyvern os fight when you defeat it and Eggman pop's out of his vehicle still seated only to go spiraling out of control when he hits a piece of debris  :lol:

    1. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Gratuitous pinball physics thrown in last minute. 

    2. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      it's made way funnier by eggman's complete lack of animation

    3. The Tenth Doctor

      The Tenth Doctor

      The "ding" he makes just sets me off XD

    4. ThatOddLiam

      ThatOddLiam

      Another funny thing is later in the fight when he asks "can you make it here" he'll then start shouting "do it" straight after as if he just wants put out of his misery.

    5. Dr. Crusher
    6. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      When it comes to unintentional comedy in the Sonic series, 06' always delivers.

  22. Even though it appeared in a very shitty game, I've got to admit that the Egg Wyvern is one awesome looking machine.

    1. Gregzilla

      Gregzilla

      I like it overall but its face area is kinda goofy

      the Egg Carrier looks kickass in the background of the fight though, really cool sense of scale

    2. The Deleter

      The Deleter

      It reminds me of a Zoid bird I once had

      All the animal mechs in the game look like Zoids, now that I think about it

    3. Blacklightning

      Blacklightning

      HERE I COME SONIC

  23. Today is not my day. I can't find my hairbrush anwhere, my prescription for multiple medications isn't ready until tomorrow meaning I'll have to go without tonight and my EDS is playing me up something wicked. Not in a good mood whatsoever.

    1. Kiah

      Kiah

      I'm sorry :(

      That really sucks that you are in pain and don't even have your medication to help you out with that. That's just awful. I hope you can get through the day alright amid everything as things will hopefully improve for you come tomorrow.

    2. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @Kiah It's my fault really for not going to order the repeat prescription in time so I'd get my tablets before I ran out. Now I know not to delay in dong it.

    3. Kiah

      Kiah

      Perhaps but it still sucks having to wait for something that you absolutely need. The next day isn't too bad to wait though. 

    4. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      Damn... that's a shame to hear.

      Please take the rest of today easy in that case, and perhaps you should try to get an earlier sleep tonight as well. (Which I realise is easier said than done due to the pain, but I think it's the best option you have.)

    5. SonicWind

      SonicWind

      Wow, today is relentless for you. I hope things improve.

  24. In an odd way, it sort of...alienating in a very tiny way when you're the only red name in the online member list XD

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Say, I've been meaning ask, what sort of SSMB staff member were you before you retired?

    2. Speeps

      Speeps

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      Knock Knock it's Knuckles Theme

    3. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @Jovahexeon Joranvexeon  I wasn't an SSMB staff member. I was a TSS staffer and the first female one in the site's history.

    4. Dr. Crusher

      Dr. Crusher

      Well at least it's an easy way of knowing if you're online. Name sticks out like a sore thumb. :P

    5. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      @Vertekins Ah, so your name used to have the blue highlight; coolio! Also, congrats on obtaining such a position. I aim for a position like that in the future.

    6. Vertekins

      Vertekins

      @Jovahexeon Joranvexeon Funnily enough, it was onl the urging of others that compelled me to apply for it as Dread had offered 3 positions for TSS Staff years ago. I applied at others recommendations, submitted a report for judging and got the position.

  25. What forum theme are you currently using? Mine is Sonical Dark.

    1. TheOcelot

      TheOcelot

      Sonical Dark always <3

    2. Wraith

      Wraith

      Hard Boiled 

    3. Failinhearts

      Failinhearts

      The default one.

      Yeah, I'm boring.

    4. Hyper Enesephus

      Hyper Enesephus

      I'm still on Dundee. I simply love it, it's an awesome theme featuring an awesome character.

      I might switch over to the Knuckles Theme (forgot what it was called) sometime soon, though.

    5. Indigo Rush

      Indigo Rush

      Yeah, Sonical Dark. I'm not a fan of bright themes.

    6. JezMM

      JezMM

      I've been changing it up kinda frequently for some reason.  Right now I'm on Sticks & Stones.

    7. ThatOddLiam

      ThatOddLiam

      Sonical Dark, got to love the classic!

    8. JezMM

      JezMM

      I'd love a function that changes it randomly, but on a daily basis/session basis rather than every time a page is loaded.

    9. Speeps

      Speeps

      The Silver one. I've been through the Sonic one, the Shadow one and the Knuckles one so far though.

    10. Dee Dude

      Dee Dude

      I only use the newest one. 

      When all themes are released then I'll pick a default. 

    11. YoshiUnity

      YoshiUnity

      Currently using Kinetic Psycho because Silver and I like how calm it is. 

      Though I also like Knucklehead, Dundee and Sticks n' Stones. So I plan on switching between them quite often.

    12. Tatters

      Tatters

      All of Angst...

    13. AlphaRuby

      AlphaRuby

      Sonical Dark

    14. Ducktor Naldush Repulsa

      Ducktor Naldush Repulsa

      All of Angst until Catfish makes its triumphant return.

    15. DarkLight

      DarkLight

      Sonical Dark. It's just easier on the eyes really.

    16. Thigolf

      Thigolf

      Sticks and Stones for me. :D

    17. WhoWhatMan
    18. Alex2Beta

      Alex2Beta

      Sonical Dark, the best for me.

    19. Milo

      Milo

      Hard Boiled.

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