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Status Updates posted by Polkadi~☆

  1. @Tara

    Your badge/award.

    Yes, that one.

    Give it to me.

    1. Tara


      You're not the commissioner.

    2. Polkadi~☆


      Damn. My plan has been foiled.

    3. Tara


      You can have my gun, though.

    4. Polkadi~☆


      What, and shoot people with it? Pssh, boring.

    5. Tara


      You can also rob a bank with it.

    6. Polkadi~☆


      You raise a tempting offer.

  2. I can and will belt out Sonic lyrics like you wouldn’t believe. If I was singing alone in a house, I’d loudly sing those lyrics until my voice is gone.

    And it’s so fun to do.

  3. My grandfather is Chinese.

    ”But Polkadi, you don’t look Asian!”

    Well, I never said he was Asian...

    1. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      I’m guessing adoption happened somewhere?

    2. Polkadi~☆


      Nope. Born in China, grew up in China, not Asian.

    3. Ernest the Panda

      Ernest the Panda

      Are you saying you were born and raised in China or that he was?

      If it’s the latter: I’m guessing he’s only Chinese by nationality?

    4. Polkadi~☆


      Yes, he is Chinese by nationality.

      When people say that someone is Chinese, most minds jump to the person being Asian, but it doesn’t work like that. So I cheekily poke fun at it!

  4. Is it really a bad idea to buy a DVD for a movie you’ve never watched?

    1. Shaddy Zaphod

      Shaddy Zaphod

      Depends on what movie it is and how confident you are in it being good

    2. Thigolf


      Huh? I did that all the time. It never crossed my mind why that would be bad, considering how cheap DVDs usually are.

    3. Polkadi~☆


      I bought Spirited Away, but my mother says that I shouldn’t have done that if I’ve never watched the movie. I am very VERY confident that the movie will be good, but this slaps me hard with buyer’s remorse.

      If it’s not in theatres, if it’s not in rental stores (if there are any left), if it’s not on any streaming service, then what legal way of watching it am I left with? Buying a DVD.

    4. Sean


      About as bad as buying a game you've never played before, apparently(?)




      also Spirited Away is the best

    5. Polkadi~☆


      My sister says there are ways to watch it for free, and that my decision to buy the DVD was stupid. Like watching it on KissAnime.


      ...Isn’t that piracy?! What the fuck has this streaming service culture brought to this world?

    6. Thigolf


      Buying a ticket to a movie is dumb. How are you supposed to know the movie is good? Heck, if you see a movie opening night, barely anyone will have known if the movie is good! What insane madness is this?

    7. Your Vest Friend

      Your Vest Friend

      Isn't that the benefit of DVDs? So you can catch what you haven't seen at a reasonable price point?

    8. Mr Loopone

      Mr Loopone

      Not really... DVDs (unless they are certain anime boxsets) are cheap enough and even Blu-rays can be cheap, some are literally pennies and worth a shot to try. Plus your mom doesn't realise that you have to try new things, you won't get buyers remorse from a blooming Miyazaki movie one that many consider the best Japanese animation of all time. At worse, you wasted 2 hours or so and if somehow you don't like, you can get rid of it.

      Also ignore your sister, not everything is on streaming sites legal or otherwise and if they are, they might be region locked and many are even blocking VPNs if you have the money for those. They might also only be in one language and not available in another (e.g. Lupin Part IV is only in Japanese outside of the US, if you want it in English you have to get the Blu-ray). Sadly DVD/Blu-rays also suffer from the same issue and not every player is region free... She also doesn't realise that there are advantages to watching stuff on DVD/Blu-ray such as no buffering for one, no degrading picture quality when your Internet connection is dodgy (instead you get macroblocking or interlacing if it was mastered poorly for DVDs or a scratch affecting playback). They might even have extras that you'll never get from a stream.

    9. Osmium


      who cares what your mom says. an extra dvd isn't going to kill anyone

    10. Perkilator


      Don't let your mom control your decisions. I've had plenty of DVD's of movies I've never watched since I was a kid.

      (Also, Spirited Away is one of the best movies ever kay bye)

  5. We’ll see about that, Mr. Miller.

    I still don’t believe in the film’s success, but do go on.

    1. SupahBerry


      They also might wanna fix the title of that news on the front page. I wouldn't want people cheering that Miller had quit the project when he didn't.

    2. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      My stance is that anyone who looked at the original movie design and said "Yeah that's good" isn't going to make a good Sonic movie.

  6. I just watched Akira.

    And that was intense.

  7. hey

    the switch lite will have that left stick drift

    and you can’t swap it out

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      I recently got it on my Switch and thanked my stars I had a pro controller.

  8. I mainly play Switch in handheld mode, but the regular Switch has capabilities that are also ideal for me, such as sharing games with friends in tabletop mode.

    What’s a shame is that the Lite doesn’t have HD rumble, though. Yes, no other game really uses it, but the games that do is something I can’t see myself to live without :V

    Overall, I’m really on the fence about it. I already have a Switch, and yet...

    1. Ferno


      >no rumble

      yeah im out

  9. Saw Spider-Man: Far From Home. It was a pretty good Spider-Man and Marvel movie!

    and my sister now finds spider-man attractive, something neither of us saw coming :V

  10. I've got Metal Gear Rising, and I've been playing that.

    This is both the coolest and the dumbest thing I have ever played, and I am loving it.

    1. DanJ86


      I agree.

    2. Ryannumber1gamer



  11. who the fuck designed toes with the ability to get stubbed

    1. Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Jovahexeon Ogilvie Maurice

      Might want to talk with the big dev upstairs.

    2. T00tis3


      If you pray you can send a complaint to the manager 

    3. KHCast


      @T00tis3 unless you got the Karen exclusive package, in which case you just need to say the sacred words only a Karen can say

  12. Sonic Lost World is the most floaty Sonic game I've ever played. Jumping doesn't work at all, it's just incredibly floaty, with zero inertia.

    1. Perkilator


      I think SEGA got a little wild with Scrooge’s Anti-Inertia Ray.

    2. Mad Convoy

      Mad Convoy

      Once you learn how to use the bounce, stomp, run button, spindash, and homing attack/kick it’s tight.

      Too bad Sonic Lost World isn’t going to help you at all with any of that. You must prove you are worthy of it before it will allow you to enjoy anything. 😕

  13. this current my hero academia arc is hype as heck, i cannot wait for next week's chapter

    this my villain academia arc is one of the best in the series, hands down

  14. ...Oh, right, the Sonic movie exists.

    I keep forgetting that it does.

    1. JosepHenry


      same actually

    2. Heckboy


      sonic movie?

    3. SupahBerry


      Well who can blame ya? Even SEGA wants to forget it exists.

    4. Dejimon11


      I saw an updated of the old design just giving it a new release date

  15. Welcome to the zoo, zoo, zoo

    With the kangaroos, roos, roos

    And the tigers too, too, too

    Welcome to the ZOO ZOO ZOO!

    1. Blue Blood

      Blue Blood

      We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo
      How about you, you, you?
      You can come too, too, too
      We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo

    2. Little T
  16. i'm getting stuff like hollow knight, danganronpa 1+2 and metal gear rising in the steam sales

    what else should i get

    1. Crow the BOOLET
    2. Polkadi~☆


      ok, how much for you, and when can i expect you in the mail

    3. Crow the BOOLET

      Crow the BOOLET

      1 billion dollah and right now :D

    4. Ryannumber1gamer


      Sam & Max Hit the Road, and the Monkey Island collection if you don’t already have them.

    5. Solister


      Pointing up the obvious, see if there's no Sonic game which is missing from your collection. As it was the first time I bought on Steam: CD, Generations and Mania were some of the best deals I've made, but I believe you own all of them.

      If this is your kind of thing, I believe Tomb Raider series in general are at some good prices. The Tomb Raider 2013 reboot, which I think is awesome, is $3.00 and Anniversary, Underworld and Legends are less than $1.00.

      Last and sorta least too, even with 16 years old, I believe LEGO games made part of my childhood and still enjoy them being one of the few games which still makes me fun. If so, you may want to check out LEGO City Undercover or one of the licensed brands like Indiana Jones or Star Wars. (For Indy, the 1st one is way better than the 2nd even missing the 4th movie, Star Wars will receive a new game soon so may not worth at all now).

      If you want something more "mature" you can also try the not LEGO games from both Indiana Jones and Star Wars.

      Despite them, I also took Mirror's Edge and an old school PC game called Chip's Challenge.

    6. Polkadi~☆


      I've got Mirror's Edge on my PS3 and Xbox 360, but maybe I'll get it on PC too...

      I'll definitely keep an eye out on the LEGO games, though. I have always wanted to play the LEGO Star Wars games.

    7. Solister


      I never liked much the idea of having the same game on various consoles because I believe that if you already paid for them, you should own it on every platform you have. Btw, I'm not the best person to say this, it's been 4 years PC is my main "console" and the other console I had was a PS2.

      As I said, I also don't think LEGO Star Wars game are that useful now The Skywalker Saga was announced, so I'll wait until the release of this one.

      But idk, it's your tastes, not mines do whatever you believe is better for you 😉.

    8. Polkadi~☆


      I mean, I bought Mirror's Edge for PS3, and got the Xbox 360 version through Games for Gold... So it's not like I paid for the both of them :p

  17. There’s only one book retailer (excluding comic book shops) selling The Promised Neverland in my country, and it’s volumes are apparently selling out. I’ll be, it’s a very popular purchase as they say.

    At least I get a discount for ordering in a copy of vol.5.


    ...and I picked up a book in the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga, which contains vol.1-3.

  18. There’s a new Persona 5 OVA released for the Valentines Day event, showing Joker on a date in multiple scenarios with different women.

    And in one, I’m preeetty sure Joker and Ryuji kissed. It’s in silhouette, and it’s never mentioned again (other than the cheating scene of every woman saying they saw him with someone else), but it definitely looks like it. Did they really do it...?


    there was also a sae scenario after the credits, if you prefer the atomic purple gameboy over makoto

    1. JosepHenry





    2. Polkadi~☆


      (turn on subtitles) Make of the scene as you will, it’s super suggestive. The biggest difference from the game is that he decides to stay with you instead of leaving disappointed.

    3. JosepHenry




      Please don't let this be just a throwaway scene... This is actually important....

    4. Polkadi~☆


      Well... The following scenario showcases the scene which appears when you cheat on a dateable partner. And the scene shows every dateable woman in the game, which is only possible if you hang out with Ryuji on Valentines.

      Since the anime strays away from stating there’s one canon romance, none of it is canon. However, if you have no partner you’re dating, the game does default back to Ryuji.

      It’s complicated. Technically, the entire OVA is non-canon, while also sort of being canon. But it was completely out of nowhere.

    5. JosepHenry


      They showed Sae too, so I can only hope they are datable in Royal. Is only fair.

  19. ...what happened to the status updates

    i just wanted to parody those kinds of people who say that a popular thing sucks for clout

    1. Menace2Society


      I was just bored, lol

      Was totally expecting it to become a chain, tbh

  20. I don’t like the thing that an overwhelming majority of people like.

    1. KHCast


      YouTube content creators in 2019

    2. JosepHenry


      Me about Persona lol

    3. Ryannumber1gamer


      "i dont like this thing but its alright if you like it guys really its alright, maybe im wrong its my wacky opinion hahahahahaha" 

      -PhantomStrider, 2019, probably

    4. tailsBOOM!


      What is this quote about

    5. Ryannumber1gamer


      If you mean my quote, it's not an actual one. I'm taking a jab at PhantomStrider, a animation YouTuber who's notorious for constantly saying it's his opinion and such when doing his top 10s. Especially if it's something he deems "controversial".  

      One of many reasons he's pretty annoying to watch IMO.

    6. tailsBOOM!


      No I meant the liking things and not that everyone on the SSMB is doing

    7. Polkadi~☆


      There’s always the one guy who jumps headfirst into a popular topic to say “that thing you like sucks.”

      That’s what this is. What everyone else is doing, I don’t know.

    8. tailsBOOM!


      Polkadi what have you done.

    9. Polkadi~☆


      i didn’t do shit

    10. KHCast


      Was I the one that started this lol

  21. I’d go as far as to say Mega Man 8 is definitely one of the prettiest games in the Mega Man series. There’s a really nice look to it, and the sprite work is amazing.

    1. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      To this day I think it perfectly encapsulates the aesthetics of what the Classic series should strive for.

    2. Diogenes


      never liked how megaman himself looked in it.

      honestly megaman always looks a little weird to me outside of his original sprites.

    3. Ryannumber1gamer


      8 has the best visuals by far IMO, I just wish the level design was up to snuff.

    4. KHCast


      @Diogenes His original sprites are so static and boring tho.

    5. Polkadi~☆


      Yeah, the level design is really boring. I’ve only gotten through the intro stage and Tengu Man so far, and my god, the stages are horribly basic.

      Still, definitely a great looking game. Everything is so smooth and bouncy!

    6. Diogenes


      he's a robit, static works for him.

      i can also accept smash megaman and similar designs but tall megaman is a cursed being

    7. Ryannumber1gamer


      Clown Man's stage (i think) is awful. There's a part that stopped me from finishing MM8 altogether because it's boring, tedious, and I couldn't be bothered with a guide, there's a really annoying maze bit right in the middle of the level.

    8. KHCast


      He’s a sentient humanoid robot with clear facial exaggerations based off even sprite based cutscenes and artwork, so no, to me, being a robot is no excuse for a lifeless drab character, especially when robots like roll exist.

    9. SupahBerry


      This like the Classic Modern Sonic debate all over again

    10. Balding Spider

      Balding Spider

      @Ryannumber1gamer Oh you're talking about those transporting crates that force you to a specific spot, aren't you? That shit wrecked me back in the day.

      @Diogenes What? Dude was an assistant that volunteered to become a walking weapon because he felt like it was the right thing to do. How does static fit that?

    11. Polkadi~☆


      I have no issue with either designs. It’s all the same design to me.

      This is not what I came here for...

  22. Hey, the Japanese Mega Man 8 experience isn't so bad. No kanji makes it even easier for me to read (this was obviously meant for children).

    But goodness gracious, my PS1 looks horrible on my TV. Any suggestions on making it better?

  23. My copy of Rockman 8 for PS1 came in the mail! Hey, it was cheaper than an English Mega Man 8 copy.

    ”For Japan Only”
    [ nervous collar pulling intensifies ]

  24. Some companies these days tend to forget the “local” part of localisation. It’s more or less a translation instead.

    If you’re going to localise a script, write it in a while that it’s natural in the language and country you’re trying to localise it to. Use closely related concepts instead of calling it as it is. Use terms a character is more likely to say. And so on.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      My friend takes the piss out of this with the English dub of MHA. He hates the English dub simply because of how ridiculous Deku sounds when he's saying things like Kacchan, or in his scared/sad/crying moments.

    2. SupahBerry


      And what of those on the opposite end who take "local" too literally??


    3. Polkadi~☆


      His scared moments, so be it, sounds fine to me. Things like “Kacchan” is a little more difficult to solve.

      One thing that’s a huge shame to me is that no adaptation ever managed to add an honourifics running gag with Iida, where he refers to all of his classmates with “-kun”, even when Tsuyu Asui asks to be called “Tsuyu-chan”, resulting in “Tsuyu-chan-kun”. People have found ways of successfully adding that joke in a way that makes sense in English, but not all things were meant to be.

      And you also have things like the Netflix redub of Neon Genesis Evangelion, where “I’m so fucked up” makes more sense for the character and for an English speaker (in the context of the line) than “I’m the lowest of the low.”



      eat your hamburgers, apollo

      Okay, seriously, there IS a point where you can take it too far. Just adapt the thing as it is, in a way that English audiences can understand it without the specific cultural references.

    4. Ryannumber1gamer


      I do think that localisation can go too far in the other way though. The Ace Attorney games are a prime example, since they tried to go with the game being set in America, despite the fact a lot of the mythic aspects and the court system in general is based on Japan's. 

      Persona 5 is another really strange one, because it's basically literally just acting like everything is in Japanese, with Ryuji making big deals out of Ann being able to speak English...despite speaking it perfectly himself.

    5. Polkadi~☆


      God, the Hawaii trip especially. That took me out of the game in an instant to register the weird combination of words:

      WHOOAA, you speak Japanese?!

      Said in English. In response to an English line. In a predominantly known English-speaking area. I knew what the line was about, but sheesh, there had to be some better way to do it.

    6. Ryannumber1gamer


      Honestly, even some of the other things just sounds plain weird in English as well. Off the top of my head, there's the whole maid subplot, where even doing the daily life section, Joker is constantly referred to as Master, there's the fact that the game itself asks you to input your character name as a Japanese name, which can lead to some confusion, as well as the still common use of Kun, Chan and such. It gets really bad on the trip section, as you say.

      What's annoying more is that quite a lot of the characters, including Ryuji himself speak in a very natural English voice. Like, Ryuji's punk attitude and voice, as well as way of speaking is very hard to imagine in Japanese because it sounds like such a punk English thing.

    7. Polkadi~☆


      The honourifics were weird, especially when I had no concept on how any of that worked. If you’re making a game in English, it’s not hard to imagine that the game should have English concepts, right?

      It’s all weird, because it should flow naturally according to the general belief of how the English language works. Same goes for all other dubs in any other language. Once you localise something, you’re no longer playing by the rules of the original language, lest you get too stiff and literal, or become difficult to understand to an English speaker with odd cultural references.

  25. “I’m going to do the thing!”

    “Hey, you should do the thing.”

    “no. fuck you.”

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      I got a better idea, why don't I call someone whose JOB it is to do the thing! You know why? Because *starts poking Polk's nose* when I need a JOB done, I get someone with a JOB to do the JOB.



      any excuse to use a spongebob quote suits me


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