Raltrios Dislike the new site!

27 years old
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from Glorious Canada!

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    • Returned

      9 hours ago

      Raltrios

      Starting yesterday, I'm working six days in a row so I'm too tired to go into details, so I'll be brief.


      - Attended grandmother's funeral. I was fine for a while, even when I saw her in the casket, but once the speeches started I broke down and cried. I'll never see Oma again. Opa did well, but he had a couple moments over the course of our visit where he broke out into tears at random. Poor guy, it must be hurting him way more than my brother or I. My dad and uncle took it pretty well, too.

      - The nephews stayed over at Opa's place too that night, and my brother and I played around with them. Cute bunch of kids, but far more energetic than I could handle. I didn't last long. My brother's much better with kids than I am.

      - Actually managed to see my dad's new home in London (still in Ontario, not the other one) this trip. It's a very spacious home, but it needs a lot of work done on it. I'd love to have a house of my own like that someday.

      - My arm is pretty much fully recovered, and my leg doesn't hurt so much now. The cuts look like they're healing fine, but my shin now has itchy red spots all over it, almost like chicken pox. I want to get it checked out, but so much work right after getting back makes it hard. Also there's a bruise on the inside of my right leg that's gotten more pronounced, but I guess that means it's healing fine.


      - Managed to complete E Pluribus Unum in FGO while we were over there. Missed three days of the current event, though, and half of Day 4. That's a lot of rewards missed, and I'm very unlikely to get all of the damage point goodies or clear the shop.

      - Got some new units in FEH, including Zelgius, Lucina, Sanaki, and Bride Tharja. Sadly, no time to train them right now since my free time is being spent trying to catch up in FGO. Sigh. I just can't play the games I want to these days.

    • Departure.

      6 days ago

      Raltrios

      Heading to the airport now. Might be able to check alerts on my trip, might not. Won't be a fun trip under the circumstances, but what can you do?


      UPDATE: Flight went smoothly apart from a toddler kicking the back of my seat a lot. We're here safely, slept terribly last night, and now is the first chance I've had to use my computer since we landed. Though I suppose Opa's place here has limited internet bandwidth, so I still won't be able to use the wifi much. Would have gone for a walk today since it's a great day out, but my leg still demands I limp a bit when I move so that's not happening. Sigh.

    • I really am cursed, you know?

      1 week ago

      Raltrios

      Wanted to get a haircut after work today so I'd be good for the flight day after tomorrow, but whaddya know, I got hit by a truck. Other than a badly skinned ankle and a bump on my shin big enough to be a second knee, I'm okay. I waited for the light to say cross like a good little boy, but the idiot wasn't paying attention and crossed the white line, hitting me at a low speed. I have his info, and the info of a witness should they be necessary. He gave me $200 on the spot to cover repairs for the bike, which a bystander helped me get to my bike shop. No structural damage, but it needs to stay there at least until tomorrow for the wheels to be trued since they got slightly fucked. So now my transportation situation sucks, and it basically means I've lost a lot of time. Time I don't have much of to lose right now. Hopefully it's fixed while I'm at work tomorrow, then I can pick it up and grab that haircut in the short window of time I'll have to do so.


      So as if the deaths in the family weren't enough, this shit happens too. There is no 'hitting rock bottom' for me, it can always get worse. And it often does. Wish I knew what I did when I was younger to deserve this...


      UPDATE: I was able to pick up my bike after work (managed to get out an hour early), and it's all fixed up. Only cost a little over $48 for the fixes, which is great since I expected a bit less than double that from what they told me when I brought it in, but it may have been my misunderstanding. Or they may have discounted me for the circumstances, they're good guys at that shop. Anyway, I guess that means I got $150 for my pocket out of this which seems like ample compensation to me, though some of that will go towards a new pair of headphones too since the cap of an earbud of the ones I had popped off in the accident. The guy who hit me just called and apologized once again, understanding that it was fully his fault and saying he wanted to make amends. Offered to drive me to get checked at a clinic or the hospital, and said he would even buy me a entirely new bike if I wanted. All I really lost was time, bus fare for today, and a bit of skin (though the pain's still there too, of course), so I just told him that I don't really have time to get looked at right now since my flight's tomorrow morning and I still need to pack, and that the money he gave me covered the repairs to my bike. If there's anything I think of, I have his number, but it'll wait until after the 22nd. I don't particularly want to make a court case or anything out of this, since no lasting damage was done and the cuts and bruises will heal soon enough. Plus I would hate the hassle.

    • Plans have been made. Purchases too.

      1 week ago

      Raltrios

      My grandmother's funeral is on the 19th. I guess it has to be that soon because it's open-casket, and you know...bodies don't last. Even when we got the news a couple days ago it wasn't a lot of notice, but my brother and I have managed to get time off and we'll be flying down there on the 17th and coming back on the 22nd. We'll both be pallbearers too (along with my dad and uncle, and two of our cousins), so that's not going to be fun.

      In any case, like the trip two months ago when we went to visit her one last time I may or may not be able to check in here for a while.


      Had to go out today to buy some nice dress shoes since my previous ones have all been destroyed because of work. Had some trouble getting a good size, and even the ones I went with seem about an inch too long. But the size I initially tried was about two inches too long, and the next size down technically fit, but I could see it getting painful after a while. Either way, that's done. Plan for tomorrow after work is to get a haircut and get my laundry all done for the trip.


      Also bought a shitton of books. How many? 22 volumes. I used the points I'd been saving up for the past six years and got $100 off, used a gift card my mom got me for my birthday for $50 off, and then the remainder of another gift card I had for another $55 off. So that's over $200 NOT coming out of my own pocket, and it STILL cost me another $176 from my debit. God damn. Feels like prices have gone up.

      Included in that tower of books were volumes from UQ Holder!, Akame ga Kill!, Mushoku Tensei, Haganai, Hayate the Combat Butler, Spice and Wolf, A Certain Magical Index, Sword Art Online (and Progressive), YuGiOH Arc V, Accel World, and Is is Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

      There were several more books I considered getting, like volumes 16 and 17 of Umineko as well as some Monster Musume, but I'm way behind on reading even what I currently have of those (though the same could be said of one or two of the above) so I held off. Good thing, because damn that was expensive.


      Between the shoes, the books, a box of cards I bought on Saturday, and a purchase in FEH the other day, I have spent WAY too much lately. Gotta cut myself off from spending for a while, at least on the stupid phone games. And speaking of which, it's entirely possible that I'm going to be unable to participate in the upcoming FGO event, considering it starts just before I leave. Not to mention you need to have finished the latest story chapter, and I've barely begun. With all the preparations I have left to do, I'm not certain I'll be able to even finish that before it starts. I hope I won't be missing out on too much...


      Oh yeah, and I saw two different series of RWBY manga at Chapters! It was very tempting to get them too, but the stack was already that big, so...

    • When it rains, it really shits in my mouth.

      2 weeks ago

      Raltrios

      Apologies for my absence of late, things have not been going well lately. Here's a quick rundown:


      - The heat is still on in my apartment, and so we and the other tenants in the building are boiling alive during the day. They won't be shutting it off until the long weekend in the latter half of the month, because policy, apparently.


      - Face-off, the hobby shop my brother and I used to frequent, is closing. Somebody bought the building it's a part of, and they plan to demolish the whole thing, which includes all stores in it. The last day they're open is the 18th. The owner, Rob, will not be reopening in another location. I guess his aunt died recently so he has no help, so he's done. I haven't been there in months mostly because of work, but it's still sad to see it go. I might not see several buddies of mine again, since that's where we'd meet up on Saturdays to play YuGiOh cards or some other games. Hopefully I'm able to go there this Saturday before work to say hi, and farewell.


      - My dad called four days ago on my brother's birthday, and mentioned that our grandmother (his mother) was back in the hospital. The doctors said they'd be surprised if she lasted past Monday. I arrived home just now to a message on our phone from him. While he only said that he'd call us again tomorrow, he sounded pretty distressed, so I'm going to assume the worst. I probably just lost my grandmother.


      - Two days ago I got an email from my mom. She had to take one of our two cats, Tigger, to the vet - and she came home alone. She had to be put down. I guess her liver was ruined, probably from cancer, and she hadn't been eating at all. My mother says she was rubbing her ears the whole time until she passed, and used half a box of kleenex while she was there. The news hit me pretty hard, too. I've been crying on and off. Even now, I'm tearing up just writing about it. I haven't been to visit my mom or the cats in 6+ years now (though she came by to visit around two years ago now), so...I feel like I failed her. Those cats are like sisters to me, and I only visited them two or three times after mom and dad separated. Then my brother and I disappear for six years, only able to ask mom to pet them for us whenever we're finishing a phone call with her, and now one of them will never have the chance to see us again. And I won't be able to see her again, either. She was always so affectionate, and her purrs were among the loudest I've ever heard in a cat. Didn't like to be held or brushed, though. She really liked cans of coke, too - I'd hold my can down near her and she'd push the corner of her mouth into the bottom corner of the can, purring with her mouth open so it almost sounded like a snarl, and then she'd just start licking the condensation off the outside of the can. It was adorable. I'm going to miss her so much. This is the second pet I've lost, the first being our dog Apollo during my childhood, the year before we moved to Nova Scotia.


      Tigger's sister, Misty, is healthy and well, but mom says she knows something's wrong. She was being more affectionate than usual to her, I guess. Those two cats have been together since they were born, though separated from the rest of their litter when they were adopted into our family. The fought often, but still cleaned each other and played together. No doubt Misty will be lonely with just my mom there now. I hope she doesn't wither away, I've heard that sibling pets can fall into depression when one of them goes, and stop eating. I don't want her to go before I get to see her again, too.


      So...yeah. It's been real shitty lately. And it looks like it's only going to get worse.


      Rest in peace, Tigger. You beautiful, slightly-chubby-but-oh-so-soft and purry thing, you. I will miss you dearly.


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      EDIT: Confirmed, my grandmother passed away last night.

    • A winner is me!

      3 weeks ago

      Raltrios

      A Youtube channel I follow, Rapida (for Overwatch and Fortnite highlights), hosted a giveaway recently where you could get a $20 Playstation, Xbox, or Steam giftcard, and I was chosen as one of the winners! Woo! Apparently she was unable to secure a Canadian PSN card for me due to complications, so she just sent the money to my Paypal instead. And due to the exchange rate that's actually $24.67 CAD, so that's neat. Not sure what to spend it on yet.


      But that's as far as my good luck goes. In FEH I've been getting screwed rather hard lately. I managed to snag Bunny Sharena just before her banner ended, but with a dismal +Res -Spd IV. But at least I can say I have all eight bunnies in the game!

      But then a new banner came out with a cool new Kinshi Knight Hinoka on it, and got reamed by it. I summoned Mist who, although I like her as a character in Path of Radiance, is the single WORST 5* unit left in the ENTIRE summon pool after the massive pool overhaul. And she's -Atk to boot, so utterly useless garbage. And I hardly got any colorless orbs to summon from up until that point so I wasted more orbs than normal just to get...that. And then not long after that I summoned Nanna, the second-worst 5* in the pool. And to rub salt in the wound, almost everything I summoned on the way to those pity-rate-breakers was hot garbage, not even useful to give skills to other units. I think maybe 3 or 4 things I summoned were worth keeping, everything else was sent home for feathers.

      And just last night a new Legendary Hero banner came out, featuring a brand-new Legendary Lyn. She really didn't look like anything special, but with all of the bonus orbs we've been getting I figured I'd just summon on the banner until I got one 5* unit and be done with it since there isn't much on the banner I'm interested in. Well, I happened to actually get the new Lyn! ...Only she's +Res -Spd. Fuck me. Even when I win I still lose.


      That aside, my brother and I went to see Black Panther yesterday, and then afterwards a friend met up with us and we watched Avengers: Infinity War. I enjoyed both movies, though I feel Black Panther was better overall. If you haven't seen Infinity War yet, all I'm going to say is that the title should be changed from Avengers: Infinity War to Thanos: Infinity War, on account of there being so many characters it just never spent enough time on any one person except the one thing they all had in common, which was Thanos. It's great to see more of Dr.Strange and Spiderman, for example, but there's just not enough runtime to give them or any other character a satisfactory amount of time. Oh well.


      That's about all I have for this journal. Oh, the weather's been great lately, so I finally started riding my bike again about a week or so ago. That's saving me around $5.20 in bus fare every day I use it, so if you think about it that's probably around $40-$50 extra on my paychecks. It's sooo good to be able to ride again. Maybe now I'll get off my butt and go out more often, plus the extra exercise certainly doesn't hurt.

    • Dear Diary...

      1 month ago

      Raltrios

      Today I slapped someone in the face with a sandwich.


      To add some more context, right as I was finishing up a bit of cooking before clocking out since my shift was over, a tall native guy in a hoodie with his phone loudly playing music walked out of the store with a load of stuff in his arms and even grabbed a box of cookies (that I had just made overnight) on his way out. My coworker was helping someone at the counter at the time, and I kinda figured this would happen just from the way the guy looked and was acting, so as soon as he grabbed the cookies and kept walking towards the door I stopped what I was doing and went around the counter to chase after him. Screw the store don't-chase-thieves policy. He had jogged halfway across the parking lot when I got out there, but as soon as I got him in my sights I ran full sprint at him. I guess he knew he couldn't run fast with so much stuff in his arms, so he just sort of stood there like a deer in headlights saying "What are you gonna do about it?" I got to him and started grabbing the goods right out of his arms which opened them a bit, and some of it fell onto the concrete. He was still saying that same line, so when I grabbed a sub that was under his arm (the packaging broke because he squeezed it tight) I backhanded him across the face with it. I shoved him hard in the chest and told him to get the fuck out of here and, again, he said "What are you gonna do?" (he was either drunk or just dumb, hard to tell) and took a step forward like he was trying to be menacing. The adrenaline was pumping, so I just shoved him again away from the stuff on the ground and he sort of feebly thumped my back, and this time I had no sub in my hand so I just punched him in the face, and that made him back off. I went to start picking up some of it when I saw him walk towards a bag of doritos that ended up farther away, so I changed course and yanked that out of his hands. His grip was too tight and the bag exploded, and the whole thing emptied into the parking lot. In that little exchange his phone/tablet fell out of his hoodie pocket and ended up face down on the pavement. I picked it up and saw that the screen had cracked (justice!) and shoved it into his hands and told the retard to fuck off again, and this time he actually started walking away while I went back to pick shit up. He said "I'll come back here and shoot you," to which I replied "Buuuullshit!" because I knew it was just bluster. Besides, my shift was over and I was about to go home. I gathered up the stuff while my coworker stood at the store entrance keeping an eye out while the guy crossed the street, and brought everything inside and wrote a quick note about the event in the communications book before managing to catch a bus home.


      So yeah, a sub and a bag of chips were totally damaged, but I managed to recover another bag of chips, a bag of Cheezies, three bags of jerky, a second sub, and the box of cookies. All in all that was probably around $40-50 worth of stuff I prevented from being stolen, so I feel pretty pleased about it. Now I just wait to find out if the boss is happy I recovered the goods, or peeved about me chasing a thief for the umpteenth time. Usually she's pretty good about it, though, since I get results. Even though I've chased thieves several times and been told I shouldn't do that, I've yet to actually be written up for it. Considering there was one time she actually sent me after someone, I'm pretty sure that she approves.

    • How my FEH luck has been going lately.

      1 month ago

      Raltrios

      On the Legendary banner last month I ended up pulling two Female Grimas, two Summer Tikis, and a Brave Lyn. That was good, only the first Legendary banner got me more 5* units than that. Unfortunately, with the exception of one very nice +Atk -Res Grima their IVs were underwhelming. The Brave Lyn is +Def -Res, which is barely a step above my previous +Def -Spd, but it's still an improvement so I merged them. Merged the Grimas, too. As for the Tikis, my old one is +HP -Spd and the new ones are +Atk -Spd and +Spd -Atk. The former is a straight upgrade, but locks her into a single build type. But if I go all out on her speed I might be able to try something neat with the latter one and make her a speedy bruiser, even with the -Atk. So I'm still on the fence about them and they remain unmerged.


      After that on the new Spring banner I got Bunny Kagero (+Def -Res) and Bunny Catria (+Spd -Def). The Kagero's IV is the usual 'meh' I get for ranged units, but Catria's is pretty much perfect. Hsppy I got them both. Then the old Spring banner got a rerun, and I wanted to try for Bunny Lucina. Early in my first attempt a session came up where thee were no blue orbs to try to summon her, so I pulled a green with the intention to back out and conserve my pity rate but I summoned a Bunny Chrom. His IV was terrible, so I just merged him into my older one from a Legendary banner a while ago. I kept going, and my pity rate was broken again by one of the worst possible units to summon at 5*, Clair. I was mad, especially since I had been farming Chain Challenges to get orbs to fund that attempt. So I figured that was the end of my shot at her. A couple days later I got home from work and just said fuck it, and bought a relatively small orb pack (less than $30). Turns out the power of money wins again:

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      Not only did I get Bunny Lucina, but I got Bunny Xander, too! Both have lacklustre IVs, but I have them at least. Those two Donnels came first and man, my heart was sinking when they did. But with that, I have all of the bunnies on last year's Spring banner!


      After the announcement for new updates on Feh Channel (which are awesome, especially the summon pool changes that mean I'll never be cockblocked by Clair again!) I got some more orbs from the new GHB quests and went to summon for Mia on the current skills banner, and I got her!


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      She was the last red orb I opened there too, so I was close to being saddened once again. She's +HP -Def which isn't great, but still useable. Super glad I got her, she was one of my favourites in Path of Radiance.


      And then last night after getting more orbs from Clarisse's GHB quests I went back to the new Spring banner to try to get Bunny Sharena. Instead my pity rate was broken by Camilla...but in the same session I got Bunny Alfonse, so that's okay! Not who I was going for, but under the circumstances I'll take it. I needed a good offensive axe cavalier anyway.


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      Now the only bunny I am missing out of both banners is Sharena! She shares a colour with Alfonse so it's possible I'll get blocked by him again as I keep trying, but even if I don't get her I'm pretty satisfied; I've had pretty good luck lately in here. Unlike in FGO, where I got little of value while rolling for Jeanne Alter. And now I have no quartz left, so I need to save up for the summer banners from scratch. I'm really gonna need to grind the story and free quests like crazy after this event is over. And I haven't even farmed this one as much as I would have liked to. The gameplay just doesn't keep my attention as much as FEH does. I wanna take a break and play console games again (or do important IRL stuff...), but I neeeeeed to grind...!

    • We're here!

      2 months ago

      Raltrios

      The flight was good, I can see how people could stand to do this as often as the RT crew does. The flight was really short, actually, it was over before I'd even finished watching No Game No Life Zero, the Disboard origin story. Had to finish it in the truck after my dad picked us up. He was a little late, but all is well. Movie made me cry both on the plane and in the truck, though.

      Oma is weak, but she's eating a little and watching some TV. She was happy to see us, and we spoke a bit. We were catching up with other family members as well, cousins and the like. I remain quite the introvert though, losing myself in a book rather than sticking with the crowd, but people aren't complaining. Overall, nice visit so far. As expected I haven't been able to use my electronics much so I'm behind on some things, but oh well. Had a brisk walk with my uncle to the store instead and goddamn, he's fast. No mercy for the slow and out of shape brothers, we almost lost him. He bought me a birthday cake though, so all is forgiven :)

      It was a nice walk anyway, I could get used to it.

      Anyway, I need to sleep soon so I'll leave it there for now. One more day and that's all the time we have left, at least for this trip.

    • Prepare for takeoff

      2 months ago

      Raltrios

      In about three and a half hours our ride will be here to pick us up for the airport. I've still gotta pack and stuff, too. Sigh. Plus I want to fire up my games and see which ones have birthday events, since today's my birthday. I know of Pokemon, Fire Emblem Awakening, and Fate Grand Order. That's already probably more than I'll have time for...


      Anyway, I may or may not be able to use internet while I'm gone, so it might be a while before I'm back on. We'll see. I'm supposed to get home in the evening on the 22nd. It's been over a decade since I've flown, and this Flair Airlines that none of us had ever heard of before is pretty cheap, so I'm a bit nervous. If you never hear from me again, you'll know why.

      I'm really not looking forward to this. Not only because it's a sad occasion, but because my and my brother's relationship with our grandparents hasn't been all that great, and we'll be staying at their place for the duration. I'm pretty much unable to be myself in that situation, since normally I'd be spending my free time lazing about on my bed with my laptop. We're supposed to spend time with Oma since it's the last chance we'll have, but she's weak right now and I'm not exactly sure how we're supposed to do that. Introversion has major drawbacks, you see.

      Well, it's only for a couple days. It's gonna be awkward as hell, and almost certainly not enjoyable in any way, but it won't be long. But I'm sure things will feel different when we get back anyway, given the circumstances.

  • Comments (4232)

    • solblade44

      2 days ago

      Hey Ralts, how are doing? I just read some of your journals.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 days ago

        I'm...alive. As you may have read, things haven't been going great for me lately. You?

        And it's probably better to shoot me a message so I'll see the replies, I don't get alerts for replies on profile comments for some reason.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 days ago

      You're "about me" section doesnt have all the gifs anymore. Did you remove them?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 days ago

        Nope. That's not good. Not sure if I'll be able to find all of those again. Actually, it might have something to do with that imgur strike or something...

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 days ago

        Nope its an rt thing

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 day ago

        I remember Higurashi and uterwareanomono among those gifs. Everything else not so much

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 day ago

        I remember an SAO gif, Fate UBW, a Hayate gif, and one from Elemental Gelage as well, along with a Tales of Vesperia banner. I'll have to look for them.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 day ago

        those gifs have been on your profile forever. You'll know when you see it. 

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        9 hours ago

        Yeah, when I actually feel like going through the effort of replacing everything.

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      1 month ago

      someone told me some of the add-on content available right now is only available during the Blossom Festival. do you know what's going away, so I can grab it while I have the chance?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 month ago

        I know some of the event quests that give items are available right now, but should be back on rotation after it's over...eventually.

        There are quests to get an eyepatch, sunglasses, a Wiggler head, and a Kulu-Ya-Ku head for your hunter. There are also apparently Arena quests to get Ryu's outfit and Aloy's outfit and bow. I still need to do the latter two, myself. I don't know the names of the quests (except 'Wiggle Me This' because dat's funneh), but that should be enough information to look them up so you know which quests to take.

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        1 month ago

        oh, I know about the quests. I mean I heard that some of the gestures and stuff you can buy right now are also time limited.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 month ago

        I don't know if they're limited, but they might be. I just know there are discounts on stuff for the event.

        The only gestures I know for sure were introduced with this event are the dances. You'd have more luck getting info just googling.

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 months ago

      You gonna buy one?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 month ago

        It's nice and the colour suits me, but I can't be throwing around money like that. The $50 watch I have now works just fine.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 months ago

      You know with Hayate finished I think its a good series to have a buy the who series at once sort of thing for $100 $150. 

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 months ago

        Not likely. I think there's over 50 volumes in Japan, and over 30 in English right now. We've got a ways to go until it's all translated, and even then it's such a long series that $150 wouldn't even be close to covering it. In Canada the base price per volume is $12.99

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 months ago

        In marica manga used to be $8-$11 drpending on the book now its 12-15 i can recall a copy of hayate in the store in 08 was like $8 a book. So yeah they would be like $11 or $13 in america if they printed new copies. 

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 months ago

      You are going to learn about US anime history right now. So in early 2000s there was magizine that had a very odd content providing to anime/manga fans at the time. Beckett anime magazines I think they were called. For the most part they were normal but every once in a while it had weird shit like this DYS6tcYU8AEWHbh.jpg

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 months ago

        I remember Beckett. I think I still have a couple of those magazines somewhere. Good stuff.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 months ago

        I did not know they had a Canadian branch. Now I seem silly. But its cool that it had a widespread influence 

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 months ago

      Had people in a book store call manga "Asian books" is that a common term for people not in the know? First I heard of it

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 months ago

        Never heard it, no. For me cashiers either don't comment on what I'm buying at all, or they do know about manga and we might have a short conversation during checkout.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 months ago

        I had one woman jump and have pump up stance when I asked for JoJo and she got really excited and energized. I made that girls day

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 months ago

        Lol, nice.

    • iMacOfDeath

      4 months ago

      So you got your extra Hayate chapter, pretty much a wash don't cha think?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 months ago

        Haven't read it yet. Didn't even know there was one.

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 months ago

        @Raltrios

        It just popped up on my reader.


        No spoilers, but it just felt like a wash.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 months ago

        Read it. 

        Oh, that one. I knew it existed, and I remember wondering why we didn't already have it released months ago. Glad to see it's out, but yeah, it didn't really contribute much. A one-character epilogue is kinda meh. The first page where the TL drops some notes was the most interesting one.

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 months ago

        @Raltrios

        It was like "Hey, remember Maria? She's still around, being meh."

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 months ago

        Yeah. I really liked her early on in the story, but around the time of Doujinamek when Nagi started relying on her less, her appearance rate dropped like a rock and she spent more time being down than her bright cheerful self.

      • iMacOfDeath

        4 months ago

        @Raltrios

        Remember when I thought she was the shit? Now she just is shit.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 months ago

        Man, that broken link. Had no idea you said that.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      5 months ago

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      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        5 months ago

        UMU!


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      • HOWtwoROCK

        5 months ago

        I knew you'd like my GIFt

      • HOWtwoROCK

        5 months ago

        Heres what the gif beat out DRbc2elW0AAPK41.jpg

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        4 months ago

        Oh god damn it, I didn't get an alert for your replies. Hate this site now.


        Ew, Cuphead. That oldschool art doesn't appeal to me.

    • iMacOfDeath

      7 months ago

      You gonna be watching that new UQ anime?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        7 months ago

        Possibly. Saw a webm of Yukihime getting butchered, and it looked pretty good.

    • zogman1

      1 year ago

      If you could make a contract with any servant, who would it be?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        Probably Tamamo. Tamamo is love. Strong, fun, would help shape me up, and the other obvious reasons. Broskandar is probably second place. You?

      • zogman1

        1 year ago

        Either Nero or Artoria. I like them both.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Hayate news for you

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        Knew about this weeks ago.

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        Would you say the series has alot of high points given how long it went?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        Dammit, I didn't get an alert for this. Sorry for missing it for so long. Yes, there have been a lot of high points for me, personally. It has its share of low points as well, but it's my favourite manga for a reason. Or several.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Looks like I should plan for my move to Canada.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        You and the rest of your country. Though I hope not, we have enough violence here as it is.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Shana's back

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        Every year!


        EVERY. YEAR.

    • zogman1

      1 year ago

       nora

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        Please don't break my legs, Nora.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Do you ever go to those hockey riots or anti police aggression holiday? 

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        Nope. I'm hardly ever even aware of them since I don't pay attention to the news.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      1 year ago

      Yo I got my vita and all I need now is a big enough card and trasfer my stuff over from my ps tv

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        That's cool to hear. What games do you have for it?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        1 year ago

        Persona 4, Muramasa the demon blade, freedom wars, Strider 2, jet moto ,daxter, sonic rivals,

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        I don't have any of those, although I do have a small interest in Freedom Wars.

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      1 year ago

      relevant to your interests:

      1) http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Peaceful_Voice,_Ra...

      2) http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Inspect_Sisters,_L...

      3) http://cardfight.wikia.com/wiki/Dash_Sisters,_Lape...


      and be sure to check the gallery section for link 1, because the alt art is also good.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        Ooh, one of my card shop buddies mentioned this but I never looked into it. New Raindear stuff, eh? She was my main vanguard when I first started with a deck I built myself, so this is nice to see. Sounds really consistent too if those cards count as Grade 3 when drive checked. Cool beans. I haven't bought any Vanguard in a while, but maybe if I feel well-off enough I could try picking up some more. Heck, maybe I'll have enough Bermudas to have two full decks.

        I think I heard that there were more wedding dress SPs in this set, right?

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        1 year ago

        yeah, now that it's june, these are spoilers from the BT set coming out this month in Japan and next month in english, and every card RR or higher will have an alt art SP of the girl in a wedding dress.


        also, the box topper promos for the set will be clan cards (basically useless things just for collecting) with each one being one of the sp arts.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        Fuck not getting alerts for this...


        Haha, cool. My buddy was saying he thought it was a genius move to make wedding dresses, because that'll appeal to the right people to buy up a lot of them. And I have to admit it's tempting. But it's got to compete for my money with the new Blue-Eyes support that just came out in YGO, so it's a tough call.


        I haven't gotten a box topper promo yet that I can use, because they only decks I have are Bermudas and an outdated Megacolony one. None of them have been for those clans :/

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        1 year ago

        well, here's good news: the next set after the BT set is the second Technical Booster, which is full support for Murakumo, Great Nature, and Mega Colony.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        1 year ago

        My Megacolony could sure use it. It's just a shitty assortment of cards slapped into a deck I bought from a friend to try the game out.

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        1 year ago

        yeah, it'll mostly be support for the G era stuff, the rest of which you can get for cheap between singles from G-BT04 and the Fighter's Collections for this year and last, but there'll be some generic stuff in there, too.

    • zogman1

      2 years ago

      *staaaaaaaaaaare*

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

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        *jiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii~*

    • zogman1

      2 years ago

      You're not showing up when I search for you, and your posts aren't showing up in my feed (I still notifications about them though).


      Edit: when I search for Darkfire180 you show up :/

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Huh. I might have to mention that to the bug fix team. Assuming I remember after I get some sleep.

      • zogman1

        2 years ago

        For a moment I was worried they deleted your account or something.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Will be getting the MItsuru image tomorrow. Yay!

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Nice! Do you plan on changing your cover image to it?

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Sadly for Repede, yes. it's SFW, so it won't be a problem.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Time to give the old pup a rest, huh?

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Yeah. I think it was long enough, but it's time for Repede to find his new lot in life.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        He's a good doggy. He deserves all the treats. All of them.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      You're Canadian right? Ever watch Cybersix as a kid?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Yep. Man that was a great show. Shorter than it felt like, but time seems longer when you're young.

        I should rewatch it one of these days.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Just thought you should know that JadenKaiba got back to me and actually has a preview of my request.


      Well, it's a basic sketch at the moment of where the girls will be, so he asked me where I would play them. I don't think there's any change with having them in the Rose Bride outfits because a number of them are going to fill that outfit out well.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        It's been around a year now, yeah? Jeez... That's really unprofessional.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        The request was made back in June.


        On that note, I think I'm next in line for the Mitsuru commission I requested from that other artist who did Shantae. I may start seeing something later this month at the earliest.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Fucking system with no replies for alerts...


        That's one to look forward to. That drawing was top-tier stuff. When did you commission this one?

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        A couple of months. I think it was early this year, but I know I'm next. He has a patreon page but I'm part of his regular commission line and he puts up the order of commissions.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        He makes the requesters public? Not too sure I agree with that.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Not by name, but what the request was.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      what jojo's bizarre adventure is discribed through images 12813993_1098407453523936_22065749761343

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I'm not sure if that's better or worse than what I saw.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      So, remember that Shantae image I had commissioned a while back? I went back to the guy to see about doing another commission. This time it's Mitsuru in her Persona 4 Arena outfit.


      No idea what's up with the Harem image. The guy for that had computer issues, but I've made it a habit of messaging him once a month, but I think I'll need to put more pressure on him soon.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Uh...yeah. It's been far too long at this point. I assume you didn't set a completion date, but this is still a transaction and you should have the right to know the status of it.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Maybe he should have made a list like the other guy did. Once it was my turn, which took a couple of months, he finished up the Shantae image in a couple of weeks.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I'm surprised you've been so passive about it. It would be one thing if you hadn't yet paid and were waiting for you turn, but you've already paid for a service and that service has not been rendered. You should definitely be more aggressive, in my opinion.

        Like, right now I'm trying to resolve this late fee thing I've got. I left a message yesterday but I plan to call again today, once I get some advice about whether or not I can ask my apartment agency for a written promise that they'll notify me of any tenancy issues like this ASAP, rather than waiting five fucking months because that's ridiculous. Being passive about it seems to keep costing me more money, so this time around I want to make sure I cover my ass so they can't screw me over again.


        So basically, when it comes to money, I'm now of the opinion that everything needs to be checked over very carefully - loopholes closed, written documentation about everything, etc. I don't like getting screwed out of my money, and neither should you.

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        It is regretful about that.


        It's regretful about this, too. The guy is a good artist, but if it takes this long and I have no idea what's happening, then I doubt I'll be a return customer like I am with the Shantae commission, which was done rather professionally, I thought.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Yeah, I've pretty much quashed any desire to commission him/them, thanks to your story.

        Besides, for the time being I'm quite satisfied with the free drawings I've been getting almost weekly. There's some commission-tier stuff in there as well as cute amateur art, so I have no complaints.

    • 9_tailed_pup

      2 years ago

      https://www.tugg.com/events/81971

      More tickets are available!!!

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Ooh, nice! Wait...I don't have my schedule for that week yet :/

      • 9_tailed_pup

        2 years ago

        D= You suddenly have a drs appointment that day >.>

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      2 years ago

      apparently, now mangaconda is shutting down, too.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Shit. Seriously?

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        2 years ago

        yeah, it surprised me, too.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Fucking 'no alerts for replies' bullshit...

        I wonder who's picking up Hayate and Nisekoi now?

      • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

        2 years ago

        no idea for hayate, but apparently Nisekoi's being released on the Viz website?

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      2 years ago

      good news!

      https://mangaconda.wordpress.com/

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Yeah, I already read the chapter! General belief seems to be that Mangaconda is just RHS under a different name.

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      2 years ago

      How do you like your new liberal Prime Minister?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Honestly, I don't really care either way. I don't pay attention to politics.

    • gi_goku FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Tacos

      2 years ago

      I heard that you like oppai

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Enthusiastically, like any good man.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Let's see if you get an alert for this.

      Hey, you know that Terrorcon third party set I was reviewing? I just put it up for sale on eBay.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Can't say I remember, no. Guess you didn't like it?

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      never thought I would see the day tumblr_nvctaiUAFy1s5wiico1_500.gif

      • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        A cute girl is smiling?

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        How does hair twitch with glee?

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      Is there something wrong with the favorite videos section of the profile?

    • IronBridge FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of Knowledge

      2 years ago

      I upload new and interesting facts everyday in my series:

      "Fact of The Day"

      Hope to see you there!

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 years ago

      Don't forget it's ISML today.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      I hope japanese racism ends this > http://www.animemaru.com/michael-bay-to-direct-new...

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 years ago

      You read that new chapter of Akame ga Kill?

      I like the direction it's going!

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Not yet. I haven't read much manga since my computer broke down aside from Hayate, Real Account, and UQ Holder.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      I've changed my sponsor title similar to yours in terms of "I hate the new site layout" reasons

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I want my image captions back ;__;

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 years ago

      You gonna change your username like you said you wanted to?

      • HOWtwoROCK

        2 years ago

        did he have a different username?

      • iMacOfDeath

        2 years ago

        No, but he's told me he wants to change this one.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I intend to, yes. After the site is actually, you know, functioning. It will be a grand spectacle linking all of my serious accounts into one, because if you google my new username the only results you get are me. ...And some asshole I made an enemy of shitposting me, but w/e.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      Microsoft has Tales of Vesperia and other Bandai Namco titles on sale this week. You can get Yuri and Flynn’s story for $4.94 or $3.74 if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member. Eternal Sonata, a JRPG from tri-Crescendo where you enter Chopin’s dream world, is just $5.99 or $5.09 for Gold members.


      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        I have a physical copy, so I don't need it. Besides, don't have my profile back yet, so no point in getting Live until I do.

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      2 years ago

      a thing you may want.

      • Raltrios Dislike the new site!

        2 years ago

        Oh, I didn't even realize you sent me this, what with the site not giving me alerts. Ended up seeing it on my own. Thanks, though :D

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 years ago

      So the author for Denpa Kyoshi was the same guy who did the Negimaru doujin series, which I just read and holy crap it's pretty dark. It's a prequel to the Negima series, delving into a different universe where chisame hasegawa was in love with Negi but gets raped and stuff. It's all pretty messed up, but still, A-1 is just absolutely running their own reputation by doing such a shitty job. Not just showing they can put out a crap work like this, but that they are fucking assholes who are jaded as fuck and will screw you over if you did something to upset them.

    • HOWtwoROCK

      2 years ago

      how you manage 8 gifs on your profile is amazing because I can only fit 2 with out them screwing up on me

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 years ago

      When you vote in ISML, be sure to also nominate the spring seasonals.

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Welp, made the payment to Jaidenkaiba. Hopefully he'll work on my request next so you might expect to see him pop up some previews soon, if he does any.

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 years ago

      Don't forget about ISML.

    • ConnieEdogawa All of 'em Anubis

      2 years ago

      so, I know you're at least somewhat into Vanguard. are you familiar with Doctor O?

    • CaButler FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Thought you might like this. It's done by Jadenkaiba, the guy doing my commission.

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 years ago

      ISML! It's back!

    • iMacOfDeath

      2 years ago

      vlcsnap-00001_zps7etahydt.png

      A-1 is doing this on purpose right? Now way are they sucking this much ass with the animation for no reason! Did the mangaka piss them off or something?

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    Did you ever finish Fate/Extella?

    | Asked by: zogman1 2 months ago

    Nope. But I did a side story map the other day when my power went out, and I'll be bringing it with me on my trip.

    I don't watch it, so I dunno what the popular opinion is. I've just heard people laughing about the poor animation quality a lot.

    Eh, there's already more content than I'll ever have time to watch, considering there are other videos I also watch elsewhere. There are a few specific things I can't see that I'm bummed about, like extra Immersion videos, but overall I don't have much of an opinion.

    How are your games going?

    | Asked by: zogman1 9 months ago

    Haven't been playing much because FGO and FEH have taken up a lot of my spare time lately. The former because of events and the latter because there's a lot of stuff for a new player to do.

    Which Tales game is your favorite?

    | Asked by: One_X 10 months ago

    Tales of Vesperia. We basically only got a beta version here in the west, but it's damn good anyway and is probably my favourite 360 game.

    Symphonia and Abyss were fantastic too, and I'm still in the middle of Xillia and Hearts.

    Yes or no?

    | Asked by: zogman1 1 year ago

    Reply hazy. Ask again later~

    Nope. I've barely been able to play yet. I'm not half as fast as you are.

    I have not. No real interest in them because I'm not a fan of Akira Toriyama's art. Got kind of tired of it after growing up with Dragon Ball reruns over and over again.

    No, because there is no context of the word 'future' that would allow that phrase to make sense :P

    Those show what colour your armor pigment is. Just try changing your colours and have a look again.

    Huh? I thought it was hidden before, so I clicked the option to show it. Guess I must have had it backwards. I'll change it back.

    This is a question. ...wait...

    | Asked by: zogman1 2 years ago

    Not without a question mark it isn't.

    So....this is a thing now?

    | Asked by: madmanmoe 2 years ago

    Apparently so, silly as it may be. Some people might use it, but I don't think I've much use for it.