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Everything posted by Polkadi~☆

  1. look at it this way, they fixed the game gear's problem of being bulky as shit

    1. JosepHenry


      honestly this is revolutionary for solving such a problem

    2. PublicEnemy1


      And instead, they make it the opposite problem: it looks like it can break from someone touching it.

    3. Chris


      I wonder how many batteries this one takes. 🙃

    4. Polkadi~☆


      better hope you've been stocking up on double As, chris

    5. Chris


      But where will my rechargeable battery packs go? Even one side is larger than this unit!

  2. "2 days to go until TSS's 3rd anniversary!"

    i can't wait, you guys, let's goooo

  3. I'm really fighting hard to complete my work... Writer's block certainly doesn't help. Gotta do better than this.

    1. Perkilator


      I know the feeling, be it schoolwork or Smash movesets for me.

  4. After spending so long reading ドクターエッグマン (Dr. Eggman), seeing a ドクターロボトニック (Doctor Robotnik) in Japanese feels like a crime against nature.

    Yeah, someone is going to hell for this.

  5. You don't even need to ask :D This has already got me thinking of ideas for banners...
  6. america really is a joke, man

    1. KHCast


      “America’s the most powerful country in the wor-“


      pfffft not even fucking close when it can’t manage it’s own people without resorting to murder 

  7. Walking around the neighbourhood for exercise was harder than I thought it’d be. Without my dog, it’s like I’m missing a leg. I can’t do it.

    Even my cat is depressed. She has gotten awfully clingy, is definitely very lonely, and is lacking in any sort of energy or motivation.

    1. Phantom G

      Phantom G

      Sorry if I'm intruding on anything personal here, but is there any reason your dog can't go with you?

    2. Polkadi~☆


      My dog is gone, Phantom. She passed away three days ago.

    3. Phantom G

      Phantom G

      Oh. I'm really sorry to hear that. It was none of my business to ask in the first place, so try to forget about what I said.

  8. Fun fact: People die when they are killed.

    1. Cuz


      Eitri: You understand, boy, you're about to take the full force of a star. It'll kill you.

      Thor: Only if I die.

      Eitri: Yes. That's what... killing you means.

    2. The Master

      The Master

      "MEAN PEOPLE DIE PRETTY QUICK DOWN HERE!" Random hobo, Phantom Menace PS1.

    3. Jack at Home

      Jack at Home

      Fun fact: that's not fun at all.

    4. Osmium


      That's what happens when you decapitate their head off. 

  9. so how's it going

    i'm locked out of an online class because i'm apparently still connected to the session, even though i have no device connected to the class, therefore locking me out completely

    and i can't contact my teacher, because they don't check their messages in class

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Nina Cortex Jovahexeon

      Sounds like a broken system.

  10. Man, Fullmetal Alchemist... Someone cutting onions in here.

    1. Milo


      Actually started watching that show (the 2003 version) a month ago on Netflix. I’d say I really like what I’ve watched so far.

  11. Hey, I'm learning little tidbits too. My Japanese is very basic and elementary level, and I only really know how to speak politely. While I know casual form when I see it, I struggle understanding it as I'm still very new to speaking casual Japanese. There's a shop in my country that sells the book, as I'm sure I said a few pages back, but it's ridiculously expensive. I'd have to find another way.
  12. Almost a direct translation, so yes, it’s just that simple that it would take up too little space. Even though it’s a pretty direct translation, it’s a little weird to translate back without turning it exactly into the original dialogue. Only thing is that Sonic doesn’t mention anything about "on a serious note" in the translation.
  13. I didn't think new DeviantART would be so bad.

    New DeviantART is really bad.

    1. Ferno


      And I JUST returned to that site recently 

    2. StaticMania


      Grateful for all the time where it wasn't forced on you.

    3. JezMM


      I have a soft-spot for deviantART and usually try my best to be positive about the site but it's so bad

    4. The Master

      The Master

      Did it just change again? The last change kept having bad loading problems on my laptop.

    5. Ferno


      Inb4 we get a roll-back to the old site by the end of the year with enough pushback... assuming they didn't somehow delete all the code or whatever that made up the essence of the old site and there's no going back

  14. Welp, one of my friends makes racist and anti-semitic jokes. It’s obviously shock humour, and I shamefully have to admit I laughed because I wasn’t prepared for something so horrible. We all agreed it was bad, though.

    Late night Jackbox is stupid.

  15. There we are, revisited and beat Portal 2 again. Fantastic game, clever writing, absolutely haunting atmosphere.

    ...i beat it in four hours, because i knew most of the solutions to the puzzles, lol. even those i forgot, i figured out quickly. i can see why i'm a "dangerous, mute lunatic"

  16. fuck it, time to revisit portal 2

  17. I just realised something about Evangelion, that Kaworu's one line ("In other words, I love you") actually links back to the end credits theme (Fly Me To The Moon). This is slightly changed in the Netflix version, that it no longer links back to the song. While the Netflix translation and re-dubbing may be more "accurate," it loses that thematic importance. I think it's a lesson in translating too literally.

    and yes i know, netflix doesn't have that credits theme. but the song is still intact in japan's netflix, so it's still a valid take.

    1. Sean


      also because Kaworu is fucking gay

    2. Polkadi~☆


      we know that, and his whole character and that one scene is important to shinji's character arc

      i don't like that the new translation, although more literal to the original script, lowers the impact of the line to the story by losing the meaning, among other issues

      it's the difference between carrying the meaning of the original and using google translate

    3. Sean


      The people who are against the original line also sometimes argue against Kaworu being gay and I don't get that. Like... whether the writers intended him to be that or not, the fact of the matter is that fans have interpreted him as gay for years and it's only now that that's being contested. It's similar to the backlash Sakamoto got for writing Samus as a passive weak waifu which iirc was an attempt to "correct" people's perception of Samus as a hardened badass who don't need no man. Artist intent isn't everything.

    4. Polkadi~☆


      Death of the author, and all that.

    5. Tornado


      lol "more accurate"

    6. Polkadi~☆


      why do you think it's in quotations

    7. Tornado


      No idea.

  18. It's hard to explain why they're that cheap, because the size of the books don't change anything. Any kid in Japan can buy a manga volume on a small allowance, but us English speakers have to turn it into a hobby to keep up. I assume it's something to do with publishers factoring the licensing fees of the books into the cost, and probably works vice versa for IDW Sonic here. ...but that doesn't explain why French translations of a manga are nearly the same price as the original books >:U
  19. I know that. If monthly issues were $30, the comic would sink here. I was comparing to the price of the English volumes. It's almost funny, in a way. For manga, it costs more to get an English translation than to get the original Japanese volume (not that much more, mind you, but it's cheaper). For this, it costs more to get the Japanese translation than it does to get it in the original English.
  20. The thing is that the first kanji looks too off to be "celebrity". But at the same time, the kanji that it looks like it could be instead, is a kanji that doesn't exist. I was thrown off by the line as a result. It probably is "有名人", as it fits the context (and it's probably a simplified writing of the kanji), and I was simply reading too much into it. I'm also not well versed in slang, but I have a vague understanding, so thanks for the correction on "じゃない". For what it is, it works. She speaks in casual form, as most Sonic characters do, and has a very playful voice to her which stays faithful to her character. I look forward to picking this up to use as study material (and just for funsies). Unfortunately, as previously stated, it's sold out everywhere right now. My bookstore is sold out of stock too, and it's also crazy expensive there ($60 AUD?! That's double the English price!)
  21. It’s still the same standard font that other comics/manga use. What I’m more surprised by is seeing the sound effects untranslated, even though those are digitally added in so they can be swapped around for any language. Oh, and if you’re curious, the translation doesn’t differ much from English. The only notable thing is that Tangle uses a feminine form to refer to herself (あたし/Atashi is the feminine form of "I / Me"), as that’s expected of the language, but nothing different. Tangle: Welcome to my town! Sorry about the mess. There’s a little robot trouble. Sonic: Trouble? Where? Tangle: Haha! Such a gentleman. Nice! You’re used to this! Do you do this often? Sonic: Oh, sometimes. Sonic the Hedgehog. Tangle: Oh! Not a celebrity(?) (Couldn’t translate) Tangle the Lemur. Sonic: Honoured to meet you. Tangle: Likewise!
  22. got through the spider-man trilogy on my streak of films

    what the fuck was spider-man 3 lol


    spider-man 2 is boss, tho

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      now dig on this

      *finger click*

    2. Polkadi~☆


      that was my breaking point

    3. Pelvic WOO! engine
    4. Chili Dawg
    5. Ryannumber1gamer


      The itsy bitsy spider climbed up the water spout, down came the goblin and took the spider out!!

  23. latest?cb=20120220152800

    sonic had catgirls and bunnygirls as his bodyguards in the 1991 promotional manga


    there is no snarky response i can possibly make to this

    1. Nina Cortex Jovahexeon
    2. Sean
    3. Zaysho



    4. SenEDDtor Missile

      SenEDDtor Missile

      The pink one looks like a human Amy.

    5. Waveshocker Sigma

      Waveshocker Sigma

      And people still think Sonic isn't totally anime. lol

    6. JezMM


      *throws tails and knuckles in the bin* Sonic Heroes 2 when

  24. Sonic Heroes controls like arse, the team mechanic is a little clunky in how it functions, and the voice clips can get incredibly annoying. However, the level design, the music, the art style and more make me really admire it. Heroes is a return to the Mega Drive days, while still pushing forward a new modern aesthetic. There's the whole Act 1 & 2 idea from Sonic 3, even if Heroes doesn't explicitly state it, and the level ideas are new twists on old formulas. The first level takes inspiration from the first levels of previous Sonic games, but creates something new out of them. A level that is both a bingo board and a pinball game is inspired, even if the controls work against it. And a jungle full of giant frogs and the level is developed in front of you? And a big ol' haunted mansion with all weird tricks like turning the level upside down? I could keep going on and on about all these creative ideas. While I might not enjoy the gameplay, everything else about the game felt like what I wanted to see from a Sonic game. The story is naff, though. I love Metal Sonic, but don't do him like this...
  25. I want to get into reading the old Spider-Man comics. And there's plenty of ways to, but they're difficult to get a hand on, and they REALLY aren't cheap. There's even a version of the series that's supposed to be cheaper to collect, as there's no colour and it's made on lower quality paper. That edition is still really expensive, if not more than other full-colour editions.

    1. Ryannumber1gamer


      If you haven’t read the series before, I’d recommend getting Ultimate Spidey (the Peter run) on Marvel’s comic app. It’s the only Spidey series I’ve read beginning to end.

      Plus, the app regularly has sales where the graphic novel releases are cheap (£2.99 here).

      In general, Marvel’s comic app is the best place to simply read the series in general, due to the sales.

    2. Speederino


      There's also Marvel Unlimited, a subscription service that lets you read most of their back catalog. It's probably the more expensive option, but they're all there.

      I originally read them via a CD-Rom collection in the mid 00's that had the first 500 issues of Amazing. It was fucking neat, it even included all the original ads (Normally I'd hate that, but in this case it's like a time capsule) The big downside was that things would get confusing when you'd hit a massive storyline that was spread across multiple books (Maximum Carnage, Clone Sage, etc). And sadly it doesn't really work on modern computers that well, as it was made to run with a now ancient version of Adobe.

    3. Polkadi~☆


      How about physical copies, which is my preferred way of reading? Those ones are expensive.

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