Lucid Dream

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Lucid Dream last won the day on December 22 2016

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  1. Would you say shows like Panty and Stocking or Avatar are anime or cartoons? What's the distinction for you?

    1. Gabe

      Gabe

      Well, the unofficial term for Western animated shows that look like anime is called animesque. Avatar and a few other cartoons (The Boondocks, Marathon shows like Totally Spies!, etc.) are usually described as that category.

      PSG (Panty and Stocking) would essentially be the inverse of that, but I don't think there's a term for that though.

    2. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      Oh, well that's pretty simple. Probably easier to call PSG, Dead leaves, etc cartoonesque then. Even if it's not a proper term, I'm sure the sentiment gets through. 

    3. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      For me, Avatar (and Korra) is a cartoon influenced by Japanese [and a bit of Chinese?] work and Panty & Stocking is an anime influenced by American work. So the former as a cartoon while the latter is an anime. It is a bit of a strange thing in general but I call anime Japanese cartoons for simplistic reasons, just that Panty & Stocking as well as say Lupin the 3rd are more Western influenced than usual by the animation/art style. Plus anime being so niche where I am (it's just Pokemon on TV) that only students would known what an anime is.

      It just depends whether the writers/production team and the original work is American/Canadian or Japanese. Those examples are clear enough. It gets a bit harder by co-productions though like many French-Japanese or Spanish/Italian-Japanese stuff though. I don't know if Alfred J. Kwak is a cartoon or an anime as an example. Besides many cartoons and anime to a smaller extent have their animation done in South Korea or China.

    4. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      That's a great question. I think as long as it's still the same style, it's anime.

      Technically, Boondocks is anime too

  2. I don't think the point is that Japan is bad at making games (I sincerely doubt anybody could even dare think that with Nintendo around). Rather, it's that it could be harder for a Japanese based company to make a game appealing to the west when Japanese and Western cultures and interests in games are so different. I'd disagree to some degree anyway, considering Sonic isn't some anime styled game and platforming is a pretty universally popular genre. But either way, I really doubt the sentiment here is racist. I think it's a bit unfair to be so critical of Sega for hiring Pontac and Graff. They are professional freelance writers, who have written moderately successful shows and have some involvement with writing stories for games. I don't blame Sonic Team for thinking that they might be well fitted for Sonic. They should have had kept much closer tabs on Pontac and Graff to make sure they did their research, but that's pretty hard when you're so far away, not familiar with English and have some faith in professionals. On that note, has Pontac and Graff been confirmed to be working on Sonic Forces?
  3. Jesus christ, London is still safe people. We've had much worse happen before, our police know what to do.

    Stop blowing things way out of proportion. None of us are in any more danger than usual.

    1. Kiah

      Kiah

      I don't think anyone is overreacting here. Just expressing concern for what is still a terrible thing to have happened even though it's on a lesser degree to other incidents and I have no idea why you have a problem with this. 

    2. KHCast

      KHCast

      Wishing for people's safety is not overblowing anything. 

    3. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      We should be giving our condolences to the victims. Not jumping to conclusions and assuming London is unsafe and that we're all in danger. 

      This is what terrorist attackers want, for people to think London is dangerous now. 

    4. KHCast

      KHCast

      I feel like you're looking way into this. We can do both, and it's implied and should go without saying our condolences 

      Like what, you want people to not bat an eye at this, af not have basic human reactions?

    5. TailsBot

      TailsBot

      London has good security, it's as safe as it can be. Nothing is ever truly safe.

    6. Kiah

      Kiah

      People have been expressing their condolences as well as their wishes for everyone to be safe. If one life is lost due to someone's total malice and respect for life it's one life too many and we have no idea how much farther this could go. Hence the concern which is something we humans should display towards one another especially in times of distress. 

      That said I really don't understand your stance here. I don't understand it at all. 

    7. Athena Cykes

      Athena Cykes

      I mean, you can still wish people to stay safe given the current situation over there.

    8. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      It's pretty obvious that I'm referring to people who think London is in some kind of extreme danger when I say "blowing out of proportion". A lot of people seem to think London is in a lot of danger.

      @Kiah my point is quite clear. I'm saying that we aren't in danger and that you don't need to worry for us unnecessarily. Just send condolences to the victims. 

      It's just suspicious how people are acting like we're in so much danger. It's being treated like a terrorist attack, but it's not confirmed yet. 

      Hoping for the best is very different to immediately jumping to conclusions, assuming we

    9. KHCast

      KHCast

      Again, why can't we wish safety for people? If one person in my city all the way on the other side got killed by someone and the killer was on the loose, I'd still express condolences and safety for people even if they were nowebere near the attack. I don't think it's hard to process expressing people be careful or safe = assumptions that the place is some danger zone where killings always happen

      No ones jumping to conclusions by saying that stuff 

    10. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      "It's pretty obvious that I'm referring to people who think London is in some kind of extreme danger" 

      Good for you if you don't think London is a danger zone. If you look around a little you'll see a lot of people saying Europe and the UK is under threat. I'm not just talking about people here. 

    11. Kiah

      Kiah

      Your point isn't clear to me and it never will be mainly in part due to being a very sympathetic person. If I am concerned about the well-being and safety of others no matter what the circumstances or the said scale of said circumstances are behind it then by all means I will feel it and express it like I always have. 

      If you think I or anyone else is overreacting due to feeling concern for others then that's on you. Seriously I don't know what to say about that and I still don't know why this is bothering you so much. And no one here is saying nor implying that London is in "extreme danger" but enough had happened for some of us to feel concerned and express that said concern. 

    12. Tara

      Tara

      I think what he's trying to say is that people are acting as though London just fell victim to a 9/11 scale attack when they weren't.  He's not complaining about people expressing sympathy for the victims, but expressing discontent for the people trying to paint the incident as a much greater than it is and spreading fear beyond what is rational for the context of the incident.

    13. PaddyFancy

      PaddyFancy

      I can understand the need to put up a stiff-upper lip and carry on as normal. That's the best way to beat them. Besides, the terror threat level has been like this for a few years, so its been "in extreme danger". People can carry on but there's no harm in showing concern. I, myself, am going to London soon.

    14. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      @KiahThe reason you're not understanding my point is because you're only thinking about yourself. Stop twisting my words. 

      The second paragraph isn't aimed at you if you're just giving condolences. This is aimed towards people who think terrorists are invading Britain. That's extreme danger. Not everything is about you lot. 

      Basically what @Tara said. I've repeated this point several times, it's not just about you. 

    15. Kiah

      Kiah

      I'm doing no such thing so I suggest you get off the selfish kick. You're the one twisting my words saying I'm making this about me and that's just wrong. It's because of my concern for others that I said what I said among many other things.

      You came across as being dismissive towards those expressing concern and per other comments here I wasn't the only one that thought this. You didn't make your point clear in addition to the implications otherwise this status update wouldn't of gone the route it did. Tara's comment cleared things up thankfully.

    16. King Koopone

      King Koopone

      One one hand, I give condolences to the people who were lost during the hit and run as well the attacked police officer. It'll be a bit weary and security might be tightened for the week so it'll make London a bit edgy however worse has happened. It is thankful that the police arrested the man that did this.

      Remains me of the time when I went to London for a school trip then a month later the 7/7 bombings happened, a terrible event that killed a lot of people.

      On the other hand, I completely get what @Lucid Dream is saying. If it was done where I live (London by comparison is safer, at least for a majority of areas) or nearby Bradford that happens a lot more often with hit & runs (I was a victim myself and luckily on got a scratch on the arm) and attempted police killers it'll be shrugged off, it also wouldn't be on national news either. Maybe 5 minutes worth and front page of the day on local news at most. Axing over 2 hours worth of TV programming for this event on 2 major channels is a bit overblown just because it happened in London and not anywhere else in the country. Honestly I thought until I looked it up that something much worse happened.

  4. Hooray for new year money! I got a nice amount of monies to dump on a nice, pricey game.

    So, what game should I get? I'm thinking devil survivor 2 or Nier Automata, but I'm open to suggestions. 

    1. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      I really enjoy Shadow of Mordor and personally can't wait for shadow of War to come out

      Let's put it this way. If you love Lord of the Rings, and Assassin's Creed, this is the game for you

  5. I decided to watch Panty and Stocking to see how a Cartoon based anime would be like. 

    I'm disgusted and amazed at the same time. It's an experience.  

    1. Princess Jellicent

      Princess Jellicent

      Its a blessing

    2. Mightyray

      Mightyray

      Panty and Stocking is my fav vulgar cartoon/anime thing.

    3. CottonCandy

      CottonCandy

      It's one of funniest and most offensive anime I've ever seen. The action is fantastic as well. 

    4. Nix

      Nix

      Panty and Stocking started showing up in my related videos on Youtube again, so I decided to give it another whirl.  I loved it then and I love it even more now. For such a vulgar and offensive show, it's ... honest about it?  Like it doesn't even try to pretend it has any morally redeeming values, and it's complete disregard for absolutely fucking everything makes it so bad it actually becomes surprisingly endearing.

      The action's fun too, and I love it every time they blow up those silly little models of the ghost monsters.

    5. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      The characters are very refreshing. I love how much of an irredemably disgusting asshole Panty is and how much of a hypocritical bitch Stocking is. It's charming in it's honesty and style. It feels empowering in a strange way. 

      I think the characters are my favourite thing about the entire show. Especcially Knee Socks. 

  6. So I just learnt that a childhood friend of mine that I lost contact with was also a huge Sonic fan. 

    Well, I doubt it would've changed much. Still, it would've been nice to talk about it. None of my friends play games now... 

    1. PaulyBFromDa303

      PaulyBFromDa303

      Psht. I know how it is. Everybody i know stopped playing like after Dreamcast

    2. ShroomZed

      ShroomZed

      you could say they grew up and became functional adults 

      (just a joke lol) 

  7. Sonic Forces better have some ultra graphics settings for PC. I don't want to rely on mods to improve the graphics again. 

  8. I want to get hyped, but I really can't. It honestly feels like very little was shown. We already all knew it was going to be a boost game with classic Sonic levels and something "new". At least the engine looks nice and is new, but that's nothing to get particularly excited over. All we saw was Sonic run down a corridor, boost through a few enemies and do a homing attack chain. A pretty disappointing and bland reveal. The music is great (as per usual) so that makes me happy at least. I guess I'll be waiting for some better news. Hopefully something that'll give a stronger indication towards the quality of the game.
  9. My husbando Hijikata has arrived! <3 

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    My day is going so well. Classes were great, the day was great, food was great, figures are FANTASTIC! Whoop!

  10. Aw, it's really cute and pretty. A great drawing to celebrate Miku day. I really love how you've done her eyes, it's very pretty and cute. I never even knew there was a Miku day. I guess I'll find a (easy) piano transcriptions of one of her songs and try using it as sight reading practice today.
  11. All these comments about mens international day is so obnoxious. Yes, it is hardly celebrated and it should be addressed, but there's a time and place for everything. Videos on womens equality is not the right place, and international womens day is not the right time.

    It's unfair to drown out a day for women by complaining about a day for men. Pretty stupid too. 

    1. KHCast

      KHCast

      It's kinda like a white appreciation day for me, in that essentially every day for those groups is basically a appreciation day since they usually get the better treatment in most situations and have few hardships in historical contexts like other groups.

    2. Conquering Storm's Servant

      Conquering Storm's Servant

      You and those other guys do realize that International Men's Day already is an actual thing, right?

      Or is there something I'm missing?

    3. SenEDtor Missile

      SenEDtor Missile

      @Conquering Storm's Servant I think the issue was that the men's day is constantly being shoehorned in, as if the people talking about it want to drown out women's day completely to make it all about themselves.

    4. Conquering Storm's Servant

      Conquering Storm's Servant

      If that's the case, then yeah that is total bullshit.

    5. Diogenes

      Diogenes

      if guys want their day to be a bigger thing, they should work on promoting it, not tearing down other people on their day.

    6. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      @Conquering Storm's Servant I'm quite clearly saying that discussing mens international day (alongside mens issues) on womens international day topics and videos is distasteful. I acknowledge Mens international day in the very first sentence. 

      It actually feels like there's more discussion about mens international day now, as opposed to the day itself. How counterproductive.

    7. Conquering Storm's Servant

      Conquering Storm's Servant

      Such people are what we call insular and greedy.

    8. Monkey Destruction Switch

      Monkey Destruction Switch

      No need to spend a weird, unnecessary holiday promoting an equally weird, unnecessary holiday.

  12. Grinding in Pokemon Sun is such a bore. I guess I'll just catch all the legenderies and call it complete. 

    1. Ernest-Panda

      Ernest-Panda

      Good luck finding all the Zygarde cells.

      ...no, seriously, good luck. You'll need it.

  13. I now hate Wednesdays. I have tutorial in the morning, and then no lessons for the next 4 hours. 

    I normally don't go tutorial and enjoy life at home, but teachers are forcing me to go tutorial now. It's such a waste of time. So infuriating. 

    1. Lucid Dream

      Lucid Dream

      I take this back. My tutorial teacher is amazing. She's telling me she'll sign me in if I let her know I'm not coming. 

  14. I was supposed to study and post here a good amount, but new Overwatch hero distracted me. 

    She distracted me for waaay too long. She's so fun! 

    1. Fusion Force

      Fusion Force

      Wait there's a new hero?

  15. Stephen Universe is really fun. I really like the characters, they're so fun. 

    Also, when Pearl/Garnet sing :wub: