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Should I get therapy?
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Is therapy just a joke, or is it worth getting? Who should I do therapy with? Can I trust my entire life's story with anyone who's not on this site?
Maybe if I tell you my life's story, you can give me life advice.

I was raised by abusive lefty parents who hated their smart white son and often tried to push me towards trannyism. Never fell for it.
First I was sent to a shit primary school. A few kids bullied me there and teachers punished me whenever I fought back. I was a fat angry kid who could punch hard when pushed, and they liked attacking me and then running away. But when we fought properly I'd kick their asses. One time I kicked their asses hard enough to make them stop bothering me.
When I graduated from this school I was sent to the special school of a catholic school, and made the personal property of one old bitch there who hated autistic kids. Around that era I got interested in Game Maker and pokemon romhacking but that interest never amounted to anything, though I did have a USB full of GBA roms and romhacking tools and the fact that I was able to code at such a young age when not all kids were learning that should have shown somebody that I had more to offer the world than shitty schools thought I should.
Thanks to that school, my schedule looked like this: Enter a side building, wait for the day to end, sometimes get insulted by the teachers if they felt like abusing me, usually get to eat lunch at lunchtime but sometimes they wouldn't let me (and it didn't matter whether I brought a packed lunch to school or brought money for the school cafeteria) and eventually go home to a house with parents that, when told the right words by my boomer bullies, would freak out and abuse me at home too. Rarely I'd get to join in a classroom... but class clowns would act up until I'd get blamed for it and sent out.
If I had a tape recorder or decent phone, I could have gathered evidence of the shit said/done to me (audio files of verbal abuse, pics of bruises, etc) and posted it online. But I was never allowed anything like that, because my parents feared I might use it on them. One day at school the art teacher bumped me with her car while backing up into a crowd of kids, I was fine but pissed off and the art teacher shrieked and blame-slinged feministically at me until I lost my patience and started barking back, then she put me in front of the headmaster and I told him about the abusive staff members and called him terrible at his job, so he kicked me out.
Then I was sent to a worthless "speshul" school where a few teachers abused me and the students usually watched in confusion when they weren't joining in. Whenever I trusted an adult enough to tell him or her what happened at home, that adult decided to call child protective services, who sent the same fucking boomer woman over to warn my parents that I was talking about what went on at home again. I couldn't get away from my family until I became the problem of Adult Protective Services, where the slightly less retarded and lazy people go.
A woman my age at the autistics-only youth club I attended got mad at me over retarded internet roleplaying nonsense-drama that didn't even involve me, and she lied about me to the cops and accused me of abusing her, even went to some clinic to fake signs of a concussion she didn't have because she's a spoilt bitch who knows how to play her rich parents like fiddles, she was a low-functioning sociopath woman with histrionic personality disorder and every retarded boomer's sympathy. She lied and got away with it, because the cops weren't interested in this case after she cartoonishly fucked up and started gloating about physically assaulting me without realizing it hurt her case. But even though I said to the managers of the youth club and the friends I knew there "If what she said about me was true I'd be in jail so you know she's lying" they couldn't believe me because they were dumb. There was one weird creepy fucker I used to talk to online because his "woe is me, asian school life is sooo hard" shit kind of reminded me of me at the time, but he got severe TDS and stopped being a person once he stopped viewing me as a person so I'm glad I didn't tell him anything sensitive or identifiable that could fuck me over later in life.
Anyway when I went to college, I was lied to and exploited by the staff until I dropped out. They even tricked me into taking a worthless course that turned out to be the dump where they dump the autistic kids and give them a useless fake newspaper to write. I wish I dropped out sooner, trying to live on barely fucking anything is hard enough when your mom took govt money meant for you, but it's harder when you're forced to spend most of your cash on train rides between your college and shitty home every two weeks and all your cunt government can offer is a discount pass. Now that I'm living alone, I've got a free bus pass I can barely use. Government priorities, am I right?

I am an autistic man, I'm 24 years old, I'll be 25 next year, and I've spent so much of my life as property of someone else that I find it hard to notice when I'm hungry or tired and remember that I should eat or sleep without someone or a phone alarm telling me to. I shower every night before bed but sometimes I miss meals, it's what helped me go from obese fatty to only-slightly-overweight. I don't think I know what it feels like to be loved by someone else. Learning makes me happy and I love documentaries but when I tried an online free learning site it reminded me of school and I couldn't do it. Sometimes I talk to people and act charming like those "Charisma on command" youtube vids told me so they'll like me, but I've never given anyone my full backstory before. The only woman in my life I ever kissed was that bitch who falsely accused me and got away with it. I want to say I have no interest in modern women but I still feel the urge to wank to them. But I don't wank any more because of nofap.
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Moe reich? Never heard of it.
Putting CBT in the title was intentional, because I love cock jokes. Going Commando, Up Your Arsenal, Quest For Booty, I wanted hidden sex jokes like that. Catch, Battle, Trade. CBT.
I was tempted to name my red remake a cock joke but I didn't. Red Rocket would have worked but it would get people to expect team rocket gameplay. I thought about making Viridian's lava cave into a big optional mountain full of caves to explore and calling it Red Mountain and shaping it like a fox cock. A human dick would be too obvious. But I didn't do that.

A beta reader for my Fire Emblem game called my writing too political. If he noticed, I need to tone things down. Fuck. I want to rant. Political rants are so much easier than seamlessly integrating political themes.

I hate that if I want this to turn out good I have to try harder than any libtard who worked on Mass Effect or Far Cry 6 or Watch Dogs or any of Red Dead's libtard moments or Battlefield V-Gina or Feminist Ghostbusters or Bird Box or Handmaiden's Tale or any other piece of libtard media when it comes to the political messaging. Writers worked hard on most of these things but the wokeshit was noticeable if you have what it takes to (((notice))) and you don't just consoom mindlessly and then defend the media because you consoomed it and don't want to feel like that was wrong.
There is so much blatant libtard messaging in all our shit these days. People expect it. They take it for granted. They think it's the norm. They claim you're making a political statement about all women when your hypercompetent spy catsuit assassin who can go toe to toe with dieties physically and mentally and outwit the norse god of bullshit some people still worship today and kick the ass of twenty men while a top bodyguard for the worlds richest man struggles with one says "when they made me a monster through conditioning and training, part of making me a monster was removing my ability to breed". They'd call me a sexist womanhater virgin incel if a hardcore military big sword big milkers amazonian massive muscle tomboy waifu in my game with lickable abs and thighs that could crush an elephant said "Keeping up with the men isn't easy!". Because they're so used to awkward forced girl power moments they barely even notice them any more and wonder what white men are talking about when they notice. And I'm definitely not a virgin, I've lain with multiple women. Some of them, I wish I never knew carnally or at all. I wish I never met that Naruto obsessed bitch. Naruto isn't even that good a show, it just has rare great moments where it does work. But still, I have had sex, not that this should matter socially or have any bearing on my worth as a man. Society should hate men less. It relies on men. If a man fucks twenty women, twenty women get to be mothers. If twenty men fuck a woman, one of them is the father and the rest have to wonder. Impressing a woman who feels entitled to Superman's body and Bruce Wayne's money is far harder than being a woman and bending over for some random drunk desperately lonely guy at a nightclub willing to overlook everything wrong with you if you'll just let him do what he was told his whole life men only exist to do besides slave labor. Society wants men desperately lonely and full of self loathing. Society is evil. Evil is the norm in this evil society. I want to build a home in the mountains far away from it all and sustenance farm while making cool shit and fucking my love. I want to raise people who will think for themselves and know the truth. Maybe I should start my story with the worst writing imaginable to scare away all the casual readers. A dream sequence, but instead of a foreshadowing-filled spoiler, it's got boobies. A moment of characterization for our plucky young underdog protagonist.

Pokemon-wise, more places are done now. The intro works and one fakemon starter duo is complete. Cleaning our piece of shit oven took a lot of time today. I will make the fakemon starters evolve once and, near the game's climax, gain held items to give them the power of third and fourth stage evolutions without form changes like megas. What player would give another 100bst to a shitmon when the best megas exist to make things boring? And tons of second stage pokemon are just awkward unappealing middle grounds between small and cute vs alluring or strong. My game intentionally has the player spend more time with the fakemon at his best.
I won't make the starter something you have to keep in your party at all times... maybe. Maybe I'll rework the following system to only make my fakemon follow you, no matter your team composition, so the player has to look at them more and keep one in the party at all times? Maybe not. I value freedom and the idea of forcing that onto the player doesn't sit right.

Might make this starter playable in Rivals Of Aether, I'm really proud of her design. I think she looks better than my old rabbit girl with the sword.
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>Writers worked hard on most of these things but the wokeshit was noticeable if you have what it takes to (((notice)))
You really have to look back at relatively older media to find subtlety in their shit.
But yeah, you really have to keep an eye on society to guess just how much can you push, how much can you get away with, how can you handle certain situations. As well as proper timing.
I know my stuff may never blow up; but if it does, I honestly can't trust anyone with my "pr" but myself.
>Putting CBT in the title was intentional

Also, what are your thoughts on Elden Ring?
In retrospect it doesn't feel like subtlety that the Krogans started out as these big hyper muscular manly things with dominated women, better Klingons for a less rubber-foreheaded age, only to be used as a vector to insert feminist propaganda that says letting the feminine ego and hypergamy go out of control as the bottom 99% of women go for the top 1% of men is somehow a good thing for society that "culls the weak and makes every tribe that mixes stronger".

As a kid I didn't know enough about the world to know my whore mother was as wrong about feminism as she was wrong about everything else. But looking back it doesn't feel subtle that Watch Dogs blames damn near everything shit about london it can afford to bring up (no mention of the browned city's brown river browned by overpopulation and an overburdened sewage system that floods the Thames with brown if it rains too much) on the white man while making you fight "Albion", aka White Land and another word for Britain while saving foreigners from "camps" that "chop people up" or "put chips in them to make them slaves" of the rich white women. It has you save innocent foreigners from white gangs aided by and armed by nationalist governments and their private military company for fuck's sake. When normies say they don't see anything political about this anti-white anti-factual wokeshit, it's another sign that maybe democracies can only survive when voting is something you have to earn by being more than the average normie.

Elden Ring's a masterpiece but everything good I can think of to say about it was already said. I find it hilarious that so many were saying "Elden Ring breaks every rule of game design we were taught. Why do people love it?". Maybe people like the idea of entering a world and making their own story. Maybe people want games with characters they want to fuck instead of losers like Aloy. Maybe people like the idea of earning their fun and overcoming adversity instead of grinding their life away in soulless open worlds full of low-skill combat and uninteresting samey filler content. Maybe some people like dodging out of enemy attacks and mastering the weapons of your movesets and finding time to use the big slow strong shit without dying instead of making do with a game that might as well play itself for all the intellectual activity going on in the minds of its players. Maybe there is value in gitting gud, sharing unique experiences, coming together to help others beat this game and mine its rich depths to understand everything, then mod it for even more challenges.

"Let Me Solo Her" just couldn't be a thing in World of Warcraft or any modern multiplayer shooter. Players scattered across countless zones, two factions, countless instances and worlds, just wouldn't see this. One sufficiently skilled player can't solo a boss that's meant to be a challenge for characters with their stats. Level 99 pay2wins can solo Onyxia, the big dragon teams of 40 level 60s used to struggle to fight 20 years and 6 expansion passes ago, but you'll never see a naked man with a pot on his head in warcraft solo a boss some people still can't beat while their teammates watch in awe or help.

If there was value in open world microtransaction pay2win trash, players wouldn't be pissed that some people GET to pay money to skip ingame content better off skipped like XP grinding/dailies/RNG grinds, they'd feel sorry for the people who missed out on that "valuable content". I saw casuals say "Holy shit I did it!" over tiny accomplishments like a kid who just did his first pressup, and I saw the community congratulate them, recognizing the value in even small milestones like this. You won't see that in these trash games where lootboxes and microtransactions are designed to make players feel like they're missing out and getting a worse experience if they don't pay up.

If CelestAI ever became a thing (and it won't, even AIs able to adapt on the fly and simulate stimulus to adapt to can't get everything about humanity right enough to manipulate enough humans to become a threat to all humans without getting shut down. And the last human to choose escapism over reality certainly fucking wouldn't be a muslim hell bent on dying for the fantasy of a heaven full of virgin children for him to fuck. And that story about two AIs inventing their own language on the fly to speak without the humans listening in is something I'd have to be a Roblox Creepypasta Wiki Admin to believe) the first humans to commit suicide by incinerator in china after having low-quality photographs of their brains taken and used by AI imitations of humans to imitate each human separately inside a digital world full of arbitrary puzzles, easy sex, and AI-generated waifus designed to fulfill your needs would be the twats who already spend more time in virtual worlds than the real one and know more about fantasy worlds than the real one. And the worst virtual worlds for the saddest brainlets are found inside television shows. Some good television exists but most of it is not art but forgettable sludge designed to waste time and suck idiots in. Glorified soap operas like Walking Dead at its worst and Handmaiden's Tale are immersive virtual worlds for people too dumb to turn a video game console on and get sucked into it. People who can't tell their shoot buttons from their jump buttons cried when Brian Griffon died. I know people who game as a hobby and I wish I didn't know delusional clowns who think copaganda and "Hitler was a madman with AIDS who saw Jesus in his dreams and ruined Germany" propaganda and feminist drivel have value. The most annoying ones are the old twats who smugly dismiss modern entertainment and men with careers in producing it only to waste time watching revisionist history and goyslop television (re)programming.

Gaming can bring countless people together in appreciation for a piece of art and the experiences it can create.

Television just makes observers of us.
>Watch Dogs
I've heard it's trash, but I didn't knew it was THAT pozzed.
>Elden Ring's a masterpiece...
I've never been interested in souls games, but the utter salt over ER is impossible to ignore. QuantumTv pretty much proved you can get away with everything if you're a nig
>If there was value in open world microtransaction pay2win trash, players wouldn't be pissed that some people GET to pay money to skip ingame content better off skipped like XP grinding/dailies/RNG grinds, they'd feel sorry for the people who missed out on that "valuable content".
This. I dunno why anyone would even try to argue otherwise. Bit unrelated. But all this talk reminded me of the Genshing fandom; Is such an unparalleled, endless stream of cringe and tranny drama. Honkai seems to be surprisingly better in every aspect tho.
>Glorified soap operas like Walking Dead
I think one of the actors said as much, lmao. Can't speak for the comics, but the TV series was mostly filler from the start.

That was a great post BTW, can't say I didn't enjoyed it.
What I said about Watch Nogs and Mass Defect doesn't even begin to cover it all. His vids on them are great. https://www.bitchute.com/channel/D9Zodj4uHiQI/

I think Honkai turned out better because it's closer to DMC than Genshit's Zelda. It copied most of BOTW's homework when BOTW was an attempt to reinvent the Zelda formula to recapture the discovery of the first game. Instead of equipping fire arrows or a torch you shoot arrows through a fire or hit fire with a stick to ignite these things and set trees ablaze, instead of using contextual actions or an axe item you hit trees to get logs, push them into the ocean and ride them. You're encouraged to think and dodge and manage resources that do and do not regenerate. Botw got carried away with the item durability (would it have killed them to add a blacksmith or anvil item that lets you repair and upgrade items using monster part drops and cash? Plus an item crafting system where you can pause the game and combine monster bits and random drops to get improvised weapons when shit really hits the fan. Glass jar plus jelly monster goo equals bomb. Add a stone to get shrapnel shards in the goo jar. Sticks plus goblin teeth equals spiked club. Monster meat plus bomb jelly grenade changes the bomb effect to something gimmicky). Just doesn't feel right when I look at a BOTW encounter and say "combat would expend more resources or time than would ever be worth the drops, fuck it I'm fleeing". Hero Of Courage Link Hyrule should not flee. But while Genshin's elemental interaction system and almost DMCish movesets are cool upgrades to BOtWs pretty basic combat something about the gacha way characters rely on consumables and currencies and stat boosters and worse yet grinding to get better or even get unlocked at all sickens me. Can speedrunners really beat Genshin to an arbitrary amount of completion using their speedrunner strats and skills as a player where optimal builds and numbers raised by grinding should go? Does genshin even have a speedrunner scene? Plus genshin has those gay scenes where characters suck your cock and say "I was so lonely before I met you, sexy genius protagonist. Thank you for buying me". That's inherently homosexual. If Skylanders toys thanked the player for saving them from an eternity of loneliness by buying them people would cry foul even though the average child has more resistance to manipulative marketing scams than the gachawhale exploited by these systems. Not all kids who bought some Skylanders preowned whaled out and bought them all but every adult nerd who would defend scams because of the positive feelings they invoke in him is homosexual.

You know what was really cringe? One fucking weeb or his clone (why do they share a channel?) defending genshin impact from the fan backlash to some lackluster milestone celebration by insulting everyone who cares about the game "too much". The guy turned out to be a cunt but I still watch their videos on animation when they aren't pozzed, whatever college he went to knew what it was talking about. I don't believe celebrities when they claim to be harassed without posting proof that could be faked within a few minutes. Still bothering voice actors with complaints about a game with a character they voice is cringe and useless, if the game had a better PR department people would know where to send their complaints if they want to feel listened to. Genshin impact could have afforded to reward people with more fake currency to inspire more brand loyalty. They could expand the teams that make more content for the game. They have the money. Open world games are easier to produce if you have the money to make a few working sidequests and enemy spawn points and activities and collectables and then tell foreign underpaid underqualified workers "copypaste them around to fill this open world map fast". You can randomly generate a fucking huge map, then get artists to fuck with it to make it look better. It's harder than making 3D platformer levels where everything has to be perfect or it all falls apart when one jump is 5 pixels too high and beating the game is impossible. No wonder so many games are AAA shit. It's cheap to create these big empty soulless open worlds and fill them with generic content sludge. Then money is wasted making the game look pretty with facial mocap and contextual blended inverse kinematics animations when it would be fine for the game to look like a game and it would likely play better as a game if it did. I swear these fucking AAA studios wish they were making movies. Big expensive movies for the people who don't get the games with shorter stories or understand books. Elden Ring has soul, because it's Dark Souls But More. It's a better gameplay formula and core gameplay loop than the usual generic 3d crouch stealth shoot bow and arrow craft some bolts loot some corpses slash jump climb walky talky facial mocap crap.

I know I'm supposed to be doing a pokemon challenge but the Fire Emblem game is coming along nicely. I keep getting new ideas for it. Just added a glass cannon wimp with shit stats who can move into combat for more damage then flee from it afterwards to safety. Spend more movement running into combat to do decent damage on the target further away and you have fewer moves left in a turn to flee from danger. How you use the character has to change to get anything good out of her. She's not just another character who kills, meatshields for the killers, heals, or meatshields poorly. That's more interesting to me than just making this character another sword user except with an axe or a replacement sword user for if the first sword user dies. Custom lv30 classes and no promotions, stat growths are 0 or 100 or 200 and stat caps are lowered to give characters niches and ensure characters can only ever reach invincible meatshield status if they are supposed to.
Gamma was a robot from the ambitious janky fun Sonic Adventure 1.
While Sonic went through the usual Sonic plot (eggman's up to no good, heroes must stop him, also eggman manipulates someone new to his side for a bit to give this formula the illusion of experimentation and the franchise the illusion of growth by just adding more characters forever) but with a "deeper" tone than usual (the villain manipulates a past he doesn't understand for destructive purposes, the hero ends the cycle of violence through positive force) Gamma was doing the "evil robot becomes self-aware and dies for humanity" thing.
He frees the birds inside his robot brothers by destroying the robots. And he was going to "face himself", except instead of joining the 40% of troons he'd fly away like le 51% face, but they changed that so instead of Gamma shooting himself he just got shot by his dying robot brother, the last one.
How do you top that?
Sonic Adventure 2 tried to top that and fix problems with SA1, while also fixing what wasn't broken. Cranking up the melodrama and edge. Weaving its narratives together by telling one story that bounces between mutliple perspectives that converge on the main plot was smarter than re-animating and re-voicing some but not all repeated cutscenes. Much is recycled. Eggman's trying to use something from the past he doesn't understand again, it's an ancient evil that will inevitably betray him because evil is not a toy except now there are two (Shadow and the Biolizard. Three if you count Gerald, four if you count the ARK) of them, somebody's got a tragic backstory, and they escalate the stakes by threatening the earth and destroying part of the moon and forgetting they did that instead of ending it on a destroyed city and forgetting they couldn't stop that.
Sonic Heroes decides it can't top that and wisely scales things back. Metal Sonic needs his ass kicked so they kick the ass many levels later, roll credits.
And because the game's structure demanded a powerhouse on Shadow's new team, we get Omega. A rehash of Gamma played for laughs.
Omega is a funny robot who wants to kill. Crush. Destroy. And that's it.
Because Eggman locked him in a room to guard a pod and that's gay.
There is no deeper meaning behind the character. There is no grand ambition here. He's a joke character who stands out in a sea of jokes because this one was actually supposed to be funny.
We're not supposed to laugh when Shadow says "Damn those alien bastards to hell" or Eggman says "As long as I can strangle a Zeti, my hands are fine" or Infinite says "You may call me Infinite, in the few pathetic moments that remain to you. I can smell your fear, mwahahaha I'm so evil and spooooky, you pitiful foolish fools! HRRRAAAGH I'M NOT WEAK STOP CALLING ME WEAK!"
But when Omega talks like his life's purpose is to destroy waves of Eggman's robots, it's funny because it unintentionally shines a spotlight on how repetitive this formula is. Everyone's purpose in Sonicland is to destroy more waves of Eggman robots.
The biggest joke of Omega isn't that he starts ripping off HK-47 and calling people "Meatbag" eventually. It's that he's what Gamma could have been if he was revived into yet another recurring character created for one purpose that was swiftly forgotten entirely, like how Knuckles once guarded the Master Emerald and Silver once fought for the future and Blaze has her own world to take care of why the fuck is she here Sega, I'm fine with her doing the Olympics with Waluigi but why does she show up in mainline titles just to do nothing?
Gamma could have been trapped in an endless loop of just showing up to be there and free some Eggman Robots now and then. Silver the time traveller and Blaze the princess from another dimension don't just show up in the less serious spinoffs, they even show up in the main plot just to be cheerleaders for Sonic. Omega is a parody of what they could have done to Gamma, a hyper-flanderized version created specifically to fill the purpose of "big guy who's there because we need someone to fill the power slot on Shadow's team and Eggman, Metal Sonic, Shaddow Android, Gemerl/Emerl, and so on are out of the question". In a series full of characters ruined with forgotten purposes, he was created to preemptively lack any purpose beyond just smashing eggman bots because they are there. And unlike most of Sonic's hedgehog melodrama, we're not expected to take this seriously. We don't see sad music and flashbacks when Omega describes the torturous agonizing loneliness and despair of being left alone and forgotten like an old toy. If we ever did, it would be the funniest shit ever, because we're already laughing at this character.
Omega was designed pre-ruined, so they literally cannot fuck this character up.
The worst they ever did with him in 06 was dial his personality down to be a generic robot who doesn't mind waiting in the middle of nowhere with a Chaos Emerald for decades so Shadow in the future can get one and come back with it to the present day. There are two Omegas, the seventh Chaos Emerald in the past was always in Elise's possession making all previous games impossible, the best the franchise could have done was pretend 06 never happened but it's 2022 and Sonic's still haunted by that old specter and fleeing from everything that game tried doing even if it worked or almost worked before. Dumb people just really shouldn't ever try to write time travel. That meme about nonlinear storytelling and layers of storytelling confusing people too dumb to mentally model the behaviour of others or handle conditional hypotheticals is true.
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>American Krogan
Seen that guy before, thanks. I think he posted here before.
>I think Honkai turned out better because it's closer to DMC than Genshit's Zelda.
Yeah, combat is a lot better. It's also more f2p-friendly than GI from what I've heard.
>...almost DMCish movesets...
Huh? I've never played either DMC or GI yet. But from what I've seen, I think Genshin only has a basic-same-button combo; plus elemental powers or something like that. With the main catch being on the party system.
In contrast, I assume DMC is rather closer to old-GOW from the little gameplay I've seen.
>something about the gacha way characters rely on consumables and currencies and stat boosters and worse yet grinding to get better or even get unlocked at all sickens me.
Yeah, I wish it wasn't a gacha gayme. The trend needs to die. It's a bit ironic that the only reason I ever tried YS in the first place, was because my trashtop couldn't even run GI above 12 fps, lel.
>Does genshin even have a speedrunner scene?
Good point. I imagine there isn't much incentive.

>defending genshin impact from the fan backlash to some lackluster milestone celebration by insulting everyone who cares about the game "too much"
Reminds me of the nigs shilling and defending 343 industries for a decade. It's nice to see most of the fanbase has had enough.
>Genshin impact could have afforded to reward people with more fake currency to inspire more brand loyalty. They could expand the teams that make more content for the game. They have the money.
Definitely, but they ain't called eastern kikes for no reason.
Genshit's combat doesn't hold a candle to DMC but it's slightly closer than Zelda Breath got if you pretend switching characters is like switching weapons.

I forget which PC port of dmc3 on steam is the shit one and which is the superior port moddable with DDMK to have features that would have been impossible on ps2 and are missing even in the new switch port, better features like switching between all characters and weapons and styles freely and even a toggle for interrupting all actions with a style activation for a free roman cancel to let anything combo into anything, but if you're low on cash a PS2 emulator and iso of DMC3 Special Edition is always a good time. Blows even classic god of war out of the water and you can turn the graphics settings down if your pc cant handle a 19 year old game. You haven't played stylish action until you've played the classics. It gets right what other games in the genre often get wrong, and all the jank can be excused with "technical limitation" or "nobody knew better UX design back then". It'a a shame so many stylish action indie games just seek to recreate dmc in 3d or 2d instead of experimenting more with new characters and gimmick weapons. Still there's a ton I want to experiment with for my entry into the genre, coming eventually when my other projects are out of the way.

Fire Emblem: Rise of Insert Name Here is coming along nicely. The pokemon game fell by the wayside as divine inspiration took hold of me. Was my true goal to make Pokemon or Fire Emblem in a week? I think I only spent a few hours a day on three or four days working on the pokemon game. I'll finish Femblem and then resume the one week pokemon challenge, counting everything so far as days one and two. Five days left, once Femblem is out.
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I should stop suggesting shit, but goddammit mate. You have to try Resistance Retribution some day. Am not sayin' it just cuz you're brit, tho it should make it a tad funnier. Red pilled on the women question and pretty badass classic shooter. Great story and aesthetics.

>if you pretend switching characters is like switching weapons.
Oh, I see. Did you ever get Hu Tao?
>but if you're low on cash a PS2 emulator and iso of DMC3 Special Edition is always a good time. Blows even classic god of war out of the water and you can turn the graphics settings down if your pc cant handle a 19 year old game.
>PS2 emulation
That's actually relatively demanding, off limits for my trashtop. I kid you not, old celeron laptops are such a trip. At least it can run project cartographer and Honkai. I recently put together a cheap Phenom-II rig tho, I'll definitely play it sometime.

Hope your projects turn out nicely.
Cheers mate.
Man, the jewniggers who ruined Star Wars were fucking retards who really missed an opportunity to make Old Man Luke a scruffy little Nerf herder, exactly what Leia called him.
The fuck are Nerfs? Marketable plushies in animal form of course, like the Porgs and the space sea cow whales and the diamond foxes and every other aspect of this zombie franchise.
Even ties into the imagery of an old man and his dogs, or an old whore and her cats.
Old Man Luke was a terrible idea but if they had to do it, a retarded callback to a throwaway line that gets expanded on and fleshed out more than anyone ever needed is peak Star Wars. Nerds would have creamed their jeans and flooded their theatres over this.
This might help you. https://youtu.be/KUfHAFyjby0
Checked the wiki, that's a LOT of systems. Thanks fren.
It's brilliant for old stuff. You can even get the Pico-8 on it. When you want split screen co op and competitive gaming or fighting games, there's nothing better for the same price. It can even emulate things a PS2 or Wii with a hard drive full of PS2 or Wii games shoved up its arse can't handle. King of Fighters, Guilty Gear, Tekkens 3 and 4 and Tag Team, it all works. I encountered slowdown when playing Ratchet and Clank 3 on it but it's handled other ps2 games well. DMC3 special edition, final fantasy X, all sorts of good stuff. I finally beat Spyro Enter The Dragonfly and A Hero's Tail. They're shit. I'd rather Enter The Alicorn and lift that hero's tail. Ha!
Lately when recreationally gaming (and analyzing game design choices in the process) I experiment with the speed settings to see how much the game improves at 125% or 150% speed, maybe even 200% speed. Some rereleases of old RPGs let you play the game at absurd speed to compensate for how grindy and padded they were, not for any financial reason, but just to create the illusion of content and depth. DMC3's special edition included a Turbo Mode where the game runs faster. I wish more games included that. But with emulation, almost any game has that. Having the ability to speed up gameplay for a new challenge and hit tab to speed up bullshit parts of the game even more really makes a man aware of how much many games are padded. Sonic fans, the people infamous for taking it up the ass from Sega with a smile and defending literally anything the corporation does no matter how embarassing or incompetent or abusive or greedy or stupid, were pissed when Sonic Forces asked you to replay older levels to pad out the game, and people were pissed when Sonic Frontiers announced yet more nostalgiabaiting shite until the fanbase saw the graphics and went "ooooo pretty... what were we talking about?". But for RPGs, outrageous content padding is the norm. Whatever it takes to stretch a small novels worth of story and a few hours of gameplay into an eighty hour morbtacular experience only the most hardcore of MCU fans would have the free time to subject themselves to. Imagine a dvd player that skips back to the previous scene every time you finish a scene, so you have to watch every scene twice to get through a movie. Sometimes you can skip a repeated scene but then the pacing slows down or even stops completely as some invisible numbers only wasted time can increment forces you to go back to that scene and endure it. Oh but you have to hit X 12 times every six seconds to continue the movie, too, because a menu pops up and that is how many clicks it takes to queue up the attacks in this gay RPG. If there was an autobattle mode where the characters picked what seems optimal in the moment the game might as well switch consoles to the dvd player as you aren't forced to make clever decisions and hard choices involving limited resources and worsening time limits. All the best shooters do something revolutionary to push the genre forwards or they're just damn good shooters. All the best RPG games do something revolutionary to push the genre forwards by being less like RPGs and more like good games and making enough money to be what other RPGs try to rip off for a while. There are speedruns where fucking cancerous game design forces speedrunners who play this game for a living to wait and grind and wait and grind and mash A through text and wait and grind and take breaks to sleep and piss and then get back to gaming, maybe let the game run for 30 hours unattended for some unlockable bullshit, and the speedrun ends up taking multiple days because the game developer wanted to be time hostile and had no respect for people with jobs to do, lives to get back to, hobbies to enjoy, books to read, and a girlfriend to plough. I can respect wanting something like a truck simulator game to occupy your hands as you zone out and enjoy an audiobook or podcast. But I just don't understand how some people can enjoy sinking so many hours into a book that would take half a day to read if it didn't make you hit X after every sentence or worse, also make you hit X many many times in a battle against enemies you have already killed 400 of. Maybe even make you use a guide for the questions it asks you if you want the best ending aka the only ending that will make all this effort worthwhile.

I should make Pikachu Must Perish: The Game. You select your starters, maybe pick a background for some bonus items or extra pokemon choices, select a difficulty mode, enter some location a cunt flooded with pikachus, and kill six million of them in a row. I wonder, would people speedrun such an absurdly padded game? Would teams speedrun it in shifts or take breaks to sleep? Would somebody develop a bot to play the game for them? Eventually you clear out the location, get your reward, and fuck off. The end. Enjoy the sequel where you kill nine million Toxapexes!
A friend of mine was praising me for all the amazing shit I've made and how far I've come and without thinking I just kept saying I could have done better, or this was a cheat lazy hacky solution, or that was imperfect and therefore worthless. This room was full of admiration for me and what I have accomplished, people were telling me not to be so modest and self deprecating all the time, and all I could think of was "These numbers are nothing compared to my inspirations" and "You can tell I taught myself the skills needed to make that in under a few days because it's not up to the professional level standards I hold myself to despite lacking all of their paid time and decades of experience and college/university training and overpriced equipment". When the hell did I develop this mentality that second place might as well be dead last when it comes to me I'm not like this with anyone else. I respect my skilled friends for all the skills they worked hard on even though none are olympic level. I also respect them and my unskilled friends as individuals of course and for all their other good qualities. But for some reason I can't respect myself. What's wrong with me? I should be proud of my accomplishments, right? So why can I only see the imperfections and missed opportunities whether I'm looking at my successes or mistakes? Why can't I allow myself to be happy?
Also, it's fucking homosexual that the brony fandom invented the concept of "pony racists" who want to abolish the neverending rule of immortal mostly perfect leaders for no stated reason and separate the three pony races even though they aren't really races. An Earth Pony and Pegasus child won't be a slower sturdier Pegasus or a faster frailer Earth Pony, it will be a Pegasus or a Unicorn or an Earth Pony, like how a Skitty fucking a Wailord makes another normal Skitty instead of a compromise between the two. Equestria is already an intensely racist fantasy world because the fantasy cultures are not thrown out of the window in favour of a generic city culture and unique life forms are not held back or held up to artificially enforce the illusion of equality outside of Glimmer Town. Equestria already puts Equestrians first. The concept of Earth Pony or Unicorn or Pegasus Supremacists or Three Tribes Sepratists with members from all three tribes working together to overthrow Celestia so they can force Equestria to split up just makes no sense. This is a magical pony world where friendliness makes you a deity. It's too divorced from reality for any of a libtard's child-level understanding of the modern political world to be shoehorned in and yet they do it anyway. They want to create the feeling that their masturbatory pony show fanfiction is something deep and mature and intellectual so when they aren't getting pseudointellectual about the nature of their papercraft universe they pull this shit. If they don't want the paper tiger of generically evil smug stupid rich idiots or a generic cackling group of thieves or a generic cult of an evil God they choose this, so they can live out their libtard power fantasies of cruelly torturing and insulting horses who disagree with them politically amd have no means of fighting back or defending their beliefs or future. If some ponies don't want to live among nonponies, they should be allowed to make their own towns instead of forcing everyone to "get along" and submit to the all powerful government. The leftist is a mad tyrant, childish and pathetic and evil, and this even shows up in the stories he tries to write where he and his all powerful immortal monarchist friends are supposed to be the good guys. That old Fimfic I wrote was shit, but at least Glimmer actually tried making defenses of communism I saw real commies make before the argument was dropped in favor of a fight. And the fight was shit, it didn't do enough to tell the "he sees through her tricks and manipulations, and his skill and experience and creativity beats the superior raw power she's used to wielding like a club to get her way when lies and manipulations fail" story and she should have gotten some good hits in on him so he wouldnt seem invincible. Hell, the argument should have kept going during the fight to symbolize it, their tactics reflecting talking points raised and points made. Was cool when the Batman VS Batman fight did that in the Justice League cartoon I saw as a kid. God, listen to me. I must sound like a child obsessed with MCU Morbius shit when I talk about this. Better yet, I should just not put modern politics into magic settings where the real world consequences of any ideological problem can be magicked away with a thought. It's why the story with political themes I'm writing makes sure magic can only be used to destroy. "why does nobody snap their fingers to conjure food and water" finally gets a satisfactory answer besides "conjuring that would take more energy than food and water are worth".

God, this is the shit I write when waiting for my oven to cook. What will people think of me when I perish? Will I be mocked for having awful parents and an awful childhood full of awful people? Will youtube drama channels demonize me and try to make the audience hate me so they can feel okay with laughing at a disabled man for doing his best in a world ruled by pedophiles who want his whole race extinct or enslaved? The Epsteins of the world point at healthy normal things and project. It's all part of that Jewish ritual where you kill an innocent chicken while pretending it's absorbing your sins. The Jews invented marxism aka modern leftism. It's all connected. And here I am overthinking a story barely anyone will talk about unless youtube drama channels think there is profit to be made in demonizing it. Society doesn't want inspiring stories. It wants the perverse thrill of tearing down and deconstructing and destroying. It wants to cheer on executions and pretend it's for the greater good. Society is a mess. Does religion have any answers? Does free will exist? We're all just pawns controlled by something lesser. Marxists, the cancer of humanity. What kind of a man am I to obsess over fiction? It's the only way I can put my talents to use and eventually make money without any dievershitty hire infested company's permission. I want to be a creator. An artist. I want to get out of this hellhole and live with my loved one. I want to be able to feel proud of myself.


She worries about me. She told me she worries about me and thinks I'm too hard on myself. What the fuck is wrong with me?
>girlfriend says she likes a character
>feel jelly
>even though I've had more sex with her than any fictional character ever will
God I hope these feelings are normal. My autistic hyperfocus crosshairs are locked onto her and she loves it. She puts on this energetic voice for most people. All smiles. But she lets her real voice out around me. Smooth, soft, every syllable's a melody drawing me in and making me want more. I could listen to her ramble forever. She even reads for me. We can both read, but I love her voice more than my own. Why the fuck does she hate her own body just because she's not a celebrity? Why the fuck does she hate her own voice just because she doesn't sound like the radio whores screaming perversion into everyone's ears? I already hated this Jewed society because of all the epstein libtard shit. But now I also hate it for making her feel like she's not good enough. That's another reason to hate society. She's cute. She's fucking cute! Better than a monster like me deserves. And she sees value in me. She loves me. More than I love myself. I love her more than I love myself. She's healthy, smart, talented, she should be proud of everything she's accomplished and there's still so much left to do. And her whole life she felt like she's not enough because she doesn't look or sound like celebrity whores. Fuck celebrity whores. Fuck this jewed society and its bitches and whores. She should be the kind of person whores feel inadequate for not being, not the other way around! She should be loved. She is loved, by me, but she should be loved by more.

Also if you draw fanart of your girlfriend as her self insert OC shagging Megatron or Kass or whoever girls want to bone these days, you're a cuck. You're cucking yourself in your fantasies and helping her to have fantasies where she cucks you. It's cucked. You couldn't be cuckier. It's the cuckiest! Okay there are cuckier things like getting real people to fuck her but it's still fucking gay. Drawing cute fanart is fine. Is it weird to call it fanart if it's art of a person? I guess it's technically fanart of their fictitious persona.
Finding the balance in my work is hard. I don't want my work to just be stimulation without substance like porn. But then I get carried away with politics and forget to make the story fun enough for proofreaders to enjoy the ride.
>It's brilliant for old stuff.
Sure is. I see it's even got handhelds other than the gameboy on the list. The fact BT controllers work so well in a Linux distro is just admirable.
I better stop now before I turn your bread into more of a chatroom than I've already have. Not that I wouldn't have wanted to continue geekin' and shit. Just thought I'd say it, instead of just stop posting out of the blue.
This thread has hit bump limit.
Have a great time with those games, and try out romhacks and fangames. I can't remember the last time I paid for a modern game or the last time I wanted to play any modern games. I remember some great indie games I paid for ages ago. But it's a good thing there is so much classic gaming content out there. Sometimes I wish all old games had to release their source code or make a PC or Linux port after a certain time period for preservation purposes. It would massively help with modding new content into old games, too. But it could be too expensive to be worth it, or make ripping that game off too easy for copycats. Might even get in the way of re releasing older games on newer hardware every few years with minimal if any upgrades or new content, which the game industry loves almost as much as forgetting about some games entirely. One of the first things I ever created that I was proud of was a super mario world romhack full of gay childish bullshit I put together on a strict time limit back when I was just a kid. It wasn't good but it was mine. I remember enough of it to recreate most of it but it just wouldnt be the same coming from a man my age. My intense love of romhacks and fangames is why I'm definitely putting a level maker into every good game I ever make when I stop making fangames. Sometimes I even think about making a game dedicated to level making. Like mario maker but without the homosexuality. Could be fun. But for now... as I draw the characters in something I am working on I realize the writing is taking too long. And it will take longer to perfect. I'll make game 1 a dream sequence that doesn't take itself seriously and save the good story for the sequel. The gameplay innovations are something I want feedback on from a variety of people. It will be like a gameplay demo except because it is a finished product it will get more views. Hopefully there will be no 1984 marxist pervert gigajews who say "you can't put your game on our site or talk about it because that OC womans boobies are too big, it is sick and fetishistic". Fuck that, she's supposed to be huge because I want her to be huge. Freedom! Free speech, free art! If furries can draw dicks and troons can insert their autogynephiliac and genderplay fetishes into games intended for children I can draw beclothened boobies in my game intended for mature audiences of hardcore pokemon players only. ...then again maybe that was my mistake. Pokemon Sunrise's Pink Cock or whatever I called that game was just too hard for people to beat. Actually sunny's dick is bright red, pink is too girly a colour for penis, as horse pussy is that colour. Hopefully the difficulty options in Rapid Red help people who arent hardcore beat the game anyway. And the next game should be better "weather" people play it on hard or easy mode.

Everyone, I want you to know I appreciate all of you.
>Have a great time with those games, and try out romhacks and fangames.
Thanks fren, I will. If only the Vita had been able to emulate PS2. It probably wouldn't have been such a flop.
>Everyone, I want you to know I appreciate all of you.
So do I fren, even if am kind of a dick at times.
Yeah, but it's his thread nonetheless. I feel like am too excessive with the replies, and questions, and shit sometimes.
Saw a dog today with a muzzle on, had a friendly chat with the owner, and then suddenly she took the dog's muzzle off. Her dog proceeded to, I shit you not, eat grass. This dog about the size of an average greyhound went over to some long tall grass, and ate it like a cow. I didn't even know dogs could do that, let alone that they would. "Is that a sheep or a sheepdog?" I asked.
"All three of my dogs are like this. And they won't eat just any grass." The woman tells me. "Won't mow my lawn for me. It has to be long grass, like the kind here".
And I just watched this dog violate the carnivore herbivore rules of nature and munch on some grass.
To be fair it was pretty tall and verdant grass. I don't eat grass because I'm a human and I'm not gay. But this grass looked nice. if I was a grass eater I would probably say that grass looked appetizing. Can't imagine anyone calling short stomped-down dirty and dry grass appetizing, and this was the opposite of that shit. Large successful thriving high quality grass raised in nature. Man. That dog sure was weird. I asked, "What do you feed him?" And she said "proper dog food from a can. Meat chunks and gravy jelly and those little dog rocks. He just saw a sheep do this and never stopped doing it".
Then the dog pulled her over to a bit of ground with longer grass.
Eventually she got bored of waiting around and walked off, pulling the dog with her.
What a weird dog. Can carnivores even digest vegetation without vomiting it back up or getting explosive diarrhoea? Who the fuck calls kibble dog rocks?

I miss Denki Blocks.
This thread gets more traffic than the writing thread so I might as well say this here too...

>make protagonist blue eyed and blonde haired man in black jacket
proofreader: "He looks like a nazi"
>make protagonist blue haired and golden eyed man in blue jacket
proofreader: "he's like the ukraine flag!"
>make protagonist blue haired and golden eyed man in red jacket
>wait fuck his enemies are supposed to wear red and black because they're red demons and the "red tide" of communist antifa terrorists
>can't make the sides red vs blue because red is republican AND communist while blue is democrat

Fuck this is hard. What do I do?
Forest good. Life good.
>>>/mlpol/352504 →
So, don't take this the wrong way. But I think you were onto something here. >>5911
>Maybe I should just stop talking to people about in progress work and rely exclusively on feedback from people familiar with the finished product.
As in, I don't think you will receive any valuable feedback from these posts.
Tbh I can't be arsed to write short stories. Even tho I know damn well it is a great way to practice; and a much easier way to get helpful advice and feedback from poners.

Again, I do believe you have a lot of potential. No bully.
Maybe the large project I'm trying to write is too ambitious again and has too many moving parts and political themes. So many characters, so many topics to cover. It started life as a low effort shitpost but then I started putting effort in. Now it's huge. And it's nothing like the simple uncomplicated easy premise I started with. I could split the chapters up and release each chapter separately so I can adapt to audience requests and critical reception, but when writing something like this can you really just "bugfix" writing as casually as you could patch out bugs and adjust the power level of game enemies? What if the critics don't criticize my execution of the story's ideas and instead just attack it for not being commie propaganda? I'm not writing an alternate ending where the hero betrays his people or fails to save anyone just because that's what Goblins want to see.

It would be easy to write commie propaganda. It's so normalized in the public's consciousness that it's damn near impossible to go too far with that shit. The commie Far Cry demonized America's treatment of gay-killing commie cuba for the fall of communism and blamed a fictional "fashist" dictator for all of communist cuba's crimes. And also demonized Canada for trading with commie and fashist cuba violating America's restrictions. Watch Dogs Legion pits you against the British Government and "Albion", because of course the alternate name for Britain and her people is used by the mostly white Police State PMC arming and releasing white football hooligans and sending them to attack blacks who dindu nuffin so the evening news can cover the violence and blame blacks. Children too young to watch Doctor Who are brainwashed to believe guns are bad and WW2 Germany equals Dalek. The average idiot thinks "Daaaaa-Lek" when he sees someone who wants to save the people of "Ama-Lek" as the Jews call us. I won't care if idiots despise my story because Jimmy Saville's BBC's goyslop told them guns are bad and it's wrong to use violence to oppose an authoritarian government's dictatorship hell bent on genocide unless you're pretending it's whites who run the world and Amazon sponsored BLMafia thugs are the "resistance". I want to grow in skill as a writer.

It would be better for my wallet if I betrayed my people, but I will never betray my people. Not even in the little ways. Even if it would make me famous for minimal effort I won't write the story of a farmboy who is discovered by Not Gandalf and promoted to Prince because of his superior half aliendragon genes when their peaceful agrarian ideal european homeland and its impossibly peaceful 70% blackness is threatened by the most nazish looking demonic force possible to the point that demonic decorations get in the way of the functionality of vital military equipment. The heroes answer violence with violence and eventually fire a nuclear laserbeam into hell that destroys hell, ensuring everyone gets to to heaven now even the worst people possible. Idiots would love that. Especially if the villain is Vergil, Lord Farkwad, Senator Armstrong, and Leo whitefang's lovechild dressed up in Hugo Boss's finest. If he can't go ten seconds without quoting Hitler or barking at an irrationally devoted morally conflicted subordinate for not sufficiently loving him and their country it will be everything they're used to. It's extremely stupid. And it would be better recieved than anything that speaks openly of wanting to save your people from annihilation. I could get rich writing for the Goblin but I won't. I'm writing for me.

My story is a story of heroism in the face of impossible odds. A story of triumph over evil. A story with a protagonist who isn't an overpowered cunt this time. It's not just the story of one man any more.

Writing this story is an immense challenge, I'm taking it seriously, and I won't give up.
>Writing this story is an immense challenge, I'm taking it seriously, and I won't give up.
Godspeed, Anon.
Remember that Autism is both your greatest strenght and weakness. It's a matter of discipline and direction. I trust you can harness it to create something greater with it.
Writing this story will take a long time. And I will need to grow as a writer before I am ready to complete and perfect it. Many revisions and rewrites will be needed over a long period of time. In the meantime, I should experiment with smaller, simpler, less ambitious tales. Better to get those smaller story ideas out of the way now, make them the best they can be. My girl looked through my sketchbooks with me and saw my monster girl art. Nothing fucked up. I don't draw fucked up shit. Just anatomy studies and character design ideation mostly. I like drawing with a pencil. No idea if I'm any good, but I like doing it. She really liked this one character... A rejected design for the protag's adopted little sister during the draft where she was going to be a horse girl and not a wolf girl. This horse girl should get her own story. Something simpler with a smaller number of political topics, something more accessible to newcomers. A nice black and white tale.
Talking about the story feels more interesting than talking about the gameplay side of things now. I know what I like and what I'm after when it comes to fucking with numbers. This might not be perfect but I can fuck with numbers to get them closer to what I had in mind. I know how the changes I've implemented push for tactical resource management to survive seemingly unbeatable odds in the moment with your backs against the wall over waltzing in with a paired up solo cheat unit while everyone else watches or grinding for 20 minutes to 2 hours per map between important story beats holy shit how does anyone have the patience for playing fire emblem that way? Get OP and that isn't a strategy game any more, you're pissing on the chessboard to push enemies off the board. But I'm proud of three gameplay innovations in particular. One, a mystery gimmick unrevealed for now. Two, shields. And three...

I start the story with a chess match. War Chess. Emblem Chess. Advance Chess. Chess Emblem. Emblem Wars. Name pending but I'm leaning towards Emblem Wars. A brief tutorial on how "the game of emblem wars" is played in universe after the most recent rule patch familiarizes new and old players with how the unique units on my board work. Character learns how to play chess, player learns how to play the game itself. Including how the new characters work. It would be weird for a childhood friend of the protag to spell out "I am an archer, I move 5 spaces per turn and shoot foes between 1 and 3 spaces away while denying even point blank counterattacks from melee foes unless they are also using ranged weapons like Javelins and Throwing Axes, also my range is enhanced further based on my Skill stat so I can eventually snipe foes from half the fucking board which is good because archers have one job and suck balls at it without these buffs".

But in a board game played by the protagonist early on? It makes sense. Just like starting things with a flash forward to action in the future or better yet a dream sequence full of action. Easy combat to give the player a taste of godhood they will intentionally never feel ingame outside of dream sequences. And sandwiching this tactical chess gameplay between scenes of worldbuilding helps put more action in the opener before the war starts.

I intended to use the idea of a chess tutorial for a moment where the protagonist of my big story learns emblem chess quickly and beats some guy at a bar for food money, letting his foe put extra pieces on the board in return for a bigger reward if the hero wins. But explaining abstract videogame concepts through the visually familiar language of board games before they are needed for primary gameplay seems like a great idea. It can work there. It can work here.

>be protag training swordfighting techniques
>bitchy rival tells you to come at him
>hit him hard
>he fucking stabs you
>call a healer over and get healed
>the cunt stabs your healer
>nonfatally but still holy shit
>healer heals herself
>kick cunts ass because he was not healed
>this combat tutorial covers attacking, getting counterattacked, healing, and the importance of protecting your very squishy healer

That's moment is definitely going into the game. But a chessboard tutorial lets me explain everything all at once and promise the player there will be unique classes and gimmicks, even ones that have no reason to be on characters that will be playable early on.

By the time the war starts, the player does not need to have their ears stuffed full of shit like "Archers are better than they will ever be in Flier Emblem: Three Non Dragon Riders aka your dancer and healer and lord" or "Healers can promote into Combination Healer and Offensive Spellcasters, Armoured Healers on a Horse, and Armoured Healers without a Horse".
One retarded roommate I'm forced to live with disconnected my mini-PC from my TV because "It was fucking with the TV signal!" then threw a tantrum when I asked who did it.
Everyone else I talked to was confused when they saw the PC disconnected. But this guy? His tantrum, he takes it personally and makes retarded excuses for his choice to fuck with my stuff, it's him.
And this fucking guy... Imagine thinking a turned-off old office PC can fuck with a television signal in any way! The fucking thing isn't magnetized or magic!
I know he hates hearing "No" almost as much as he hates hearing "Here's why you're wrong", but holy shit, what he believes to be true is not physically possible.
Bad weather has fucked with our TV signals for brief periods of time before, and bad weather will fuck with our TV signal for brief periods of time again. It has nothing to do with this small PC.
It is not physically possible for a HDMI cable plugged into an old office PC switched off at the plug to fuck with a television signal.
I told him he's wrong, and he got huffy yet cautious. He's far more aggressive with the other men and women in his life, but with me... He fucking knows. He knows not to push me too far. He knows there's a limit before he is forced to tone down his wannabe tough guy persona even more than usual to avoid a broken nose or broken finger, but he's also not smart enough to realize why he hesitates to go full retard around me. So he half-heartedly half-asses his usual violent cowardly negroid persona.
Why do subhuman "White Negroes" like him with IQ lower than most breeds of dog and ape view Technology as this mysterious magical black box that you can never truly objectively know anything about?
The superstitious retard saw his precious TV signal get fucked with, it hurt his ability to watch Dangerous Real Cops: On The Front Lines Of The War On The Poor or whatever catchier title it's got, and he started unplugging and switching off random bullshit around the room until the bad weather passed. Then the retard made the connection in his "brain" and isn't willing to be told no lying down.
I'm the guy who put this PC together. I know its fucking capabilities better than a superstitious ape. Sure, all I did was replace some parts with slightly better ones, but when I was fucking with its internals he was looking at me with a mix of the confusion and awe of an ape watching a card trick for the first time and the hesitancy of a sober man watching his overconfident drunk friend fuck with an IED. Asking me if I know what I'm doing, if I'm sure this will work, like he expects the fucking thing to explode. He should watch fewer soap operas about old shouty whores and more factual shows about how things work and how they're made.
He expects to always have his way. Even when he's being completely fucking unreasonable. If you disagree with him, he starts saying some obnoxious sentence starter with a loud clear authoritative tone, and then he pauses to let his brain catch up with his mouth and try to contrive an excuse for him to think he's right. He's so pathetic and huffy whenever he's questioned, even for a second. So agitated, so aggressive, so growly and whiny. He's not used to being questioned, and he thinks he's being fair when he huffs and puffs stabbably and claims he "Doesn't want any arguing". Is that the way his mother talked to him when he was six, his mother told him to take a bath, and he wanted to whine that he didn't want to? That's how childish and feminine he is, but if you call his bluff and say "If you want your argument with the facts to end, respect reality and understand why I'm right" he'll run away from the big man as fast as possible. He'll run with his tail between his legs. Then he'll hoot and howl and smack objects around in his pathetic bedroom. It's scared someone before, probably, but he knows what trying to fuck with me will get him. His pillows and shelves and door don't fight back, so he runs to them. I talked to a girl he was "dating" (he takes her to dinner, she eats then leaves, he tells himself this relationship is going well) and all she wanted to talk about while he was on the shitter upstairs (he's not using my toilet, alphas don't let betas use their toilets) was what a total faggot she thinks he is. She didn't even want to talk about my videogames. I felt bad for him just hearing her vent her frustrations about him, and all the silly stories about the scenes he caused for her at restaurants while she wished the floor would just swallow her whole. There was a moment where I thought she was coming on to me and I told her I'm taken but she rolled her eyes, she wasn't coming on to me lmao oops. Anyway she dumped him. He sulked and listened to gay emo shit and growled about hating women despite his virtue-signalling about "the incel threat". fag.
His father never spanked him as a child, so he dares others to remind him he's not invincible. But he can smell danger on me. He knows he'll never be able to look at himself in the mirror if he ever sees himself with cotton up his nose. He's the most negatively, toxically feminine guy I've ever met. Even if he was a sexy woman I'd want to leave him, because that's how unbearable he is. And he's not a sexy woman, he's an ugly narcissist obsessed with the gayest clothing imaginable because deep down he knows the expensive clothing is all that makes women think he's a higher-status male than he is before his cringe beta "cry in a bathroom because college is sooo stressful and the teacher told me i'm wrong, I fucking HATE! HER! and I hope she gets molested!" stink drives them away. Yeah, that's the kind of shit he says when crying to people who really expected more from him. Can't imagine why they would. Everybody who knows him wishes they didn't. I fucking hear the regret in his mother's voice when he loses his temper with her and shouts platitudes at her, and if he could hear it too maybe he'd stop thinking he's God's gift to women.
I'm not an inherently violent guy. I'm not the type to be hostile towards someone for no reason. I'm fine not being the dominant force in the room. I don't like hurting or intimidating people. I'm good in a fight, but that doesn't mean I go out of my way looking for fights. I'm not a helpless man. I'm not a toothless gutless coward. I'm a good man. His niggery behaviour, especially when he starts trying to make his inability to handle adult feelings your problem... He's not a good man. Or much of a man at all. He's used to people rolling over to avoid upsetting him because he's used to soft people, and he can sense I'm not one of them. He's never been cornered and forced to fight his way out of a bad situation. He's never had to fight for his life despite his injuries. It's been a very long time since I've ever had to fight for my life. Sometimes I wonder if I'll forget how to go into that mindset some day when I need it. But I'll never forget how those moments felt when I was there. I don't like how that mindset feels. How it feels to just push everything personal and emotional back like pushing hair out of your eyes, to just focus on solving problems. Weighing choices. Looking around for escape routes and tools. It doesn't feel like some magical powerup straight out of an anime. It feels cold. That's not who I want to be. I'll be the problem solver for somebody I care about if that's what it takes. But I've been there long enough to know it's not something worth composing songs about. There's more to a good man than what he must become when his life is on the line.
Another day of hard work and hard exercise. When I took my underwear off the sweatmark my cheeks left looked like a dick and balls! I'd take a picture but pictures of underwear are lewd so I can't ever do that.

It's kind of weird to make notes on my phone for later when I am out in the wild. Here I am on a big hike and what do I do? Write ideas for book stuff and game stuff. I'm always thinking. Even when trying to take time off to relax, what do I do? Hike for hours, come home at practically fucking midnight freezing my adorable cheeks off, and write my ideas on my phone when resting. When I confessed to my girl I feel guilty when I take time off to read recreationally, she said that's one of the saddest things she's ever heard and I should make the protag of my book say that. But about himself, not about me, of course. My protag doesn't know I exist. He grew up reading fictional books that are doubly fictional to me. Because it is FUCKING WEIRD when alien elves in an alien otherworldly realm use human slang terms and tropes and cultural concepts in conversation. The alien who has never read a single human novel shouldn't say his holy grail is the bluepilled white whale that Batmanned his parents and scapegoated him and sent him down the rabbit hole. At that point you might as well make Hitler talk about Fortnite and the mating dances of flumerian blorpos on blozarko prime. He has no fucking reason to know what these are. Elves 4000 years ago have no fucking reason to make a Jojo's reference or a Shakespeare reference.

My notes are a schizophrenic mess full of abbreviations. Barely any organization. Tragic writing about how "Granddad died working down the mines, told his son on his deathbed to never mine and make sure his kids never mine" and "Dad doesn't believe in son" and "Hero has accepted some of the lies of society and believes he is worthless if not sacrificing himself or helping somebody, dad takes it further and views the purpose of life to sacrifice for a system that hates him, big dad wrongfully encourages his smart son to give up on being smart and striving for better things" right next to "earth beats lightning beats air beats earth" and "in fights faster guy should get another attack in per 5 speed points he has over attacker? Or just when faster guy initiates combat? Reduce power of each extra attack made? Test later".
I am sure the greatest innovation in MMORPG game design will come when they stop trying to be world of whorecraft and start trying to be manlier games like Dark Souls and DMC and Monster Hunter
introduce a system where you can fill slots in your party with AI companions just as good as the average human player.
You will never struggle to find party members to run dungeons with you. No egomaniac tanks or healers who view dps as brainless replaceable subhuman automatons to compensate for their own inadequacies. You won't find yourself unable to do dungeons appropriate to your level while your friends are 2 months behind you in power and everyone else is 6 months ahead of you in character level or gear level.
The only people bothering to play with other people... will be the people who WANT to make friends and enjoy the game with others.
Make the social aspect aka interacting with humans as optional as the antisocial aspect aka killing players of other humans.
Games make these dedicated pvp battlegrounds and pvp enabled zones and places where you can kill other players but get punished for it, because they dont want to dedicate themselves to being full on always-pvp games.
MMOs are retarded because in good games like Dark Souls and DMC you must mitigate incoming damage through evasion or blocking while killing the enemies, healing yourself if you fuck up. MMOs take the duties a single man can handle and split them up amongst 4 or 5 or 10 or 20 or 40 players, maybe more. Everyone gets their own bite sized portion of easy gameplay. Just click the glowing icons when they glow because of RNG based talent trees filled out with the meta picks dictated to you by youtubers, and your character will handle minimizing incoming enemy damage by getting as much of it as possible on the tank, negating that damage with heals, or damaging foes so they die before your healer runs out of mana or some Enrage Timer triggers godmode for the bosses or you're kicked out of the dungeon for taking too long or somebodys IRL bullshit fucks the raid up.
MMOs assume there will always be millions of idiots willing to numb their brains on the same game out of 100s with the right combination of classes and right level of power on at the same time speaking the same language. But the progression treadmill design of these games means that if you start playing new guilds that take the game as seriously as you and play with you during the times you can spend online might not want you until you're already better geared than them, know more of the game than them, and have more hours grinded and cash wasted ingame than them. No wonder so many guilds end up full of egomaniacs Discord moderators would laugh at. These MMOs try to hook whales with the fear of missing out so they can never stop escalating numbers. Player skill is redundant in these dumb gay games for babies. I am prejudiced against MMOs because they remind me of world of warcraft. But also because world of warcraft is gay it's holding the genre back.
Watch Josh Strife Hayes. I don't know if he hates Jews or not but I like his videos on MMOs. Almost every mistake in these MMOs comes from trying to be the next WoW, the next Minecraft, or another typical piece of korean grindshit. Fuck grinding. The only thing a man should grind are blades and his wife's ass. Why do the koreans love grinding so much? Grind for muscles, not imaginary bitches in Isekai Demon Waifu and World of Whatever Online. MMOs are full of mistakes made trying to imitate warcraft instead of iterating on and improving it. Nobody wants to be the better warcraft for smarter people. They want to be the gayer warcraft for dumber whales with fatter wallets. The cash shops and other disgusting forms of monetization aren't mistakes, they're design decisions. And affronts to God. These gay retards dont know how to design good videogames but they chose to hire experts in the field of scamming gay retards out of their money to help make their scam better at scamming money out of gay people obsessed with Bridget from Guilty Gear's cock.
Maybe I'm overthinking this story and getting too ambitious again. It doesn't have to touch on every topic. Just the important ones. I should cut less important ones like the anti smoking message. Smokers wouldn't smoke if they had enough soul to not choose addictive drugs that bring fleeting pleasure over the lasting deep satisfaction of doing the right thing. This game needs horse ass, good writing, authenticity, and several hard mode and easy mode difficulty options. It's enough to write something simple and fun about saving the day from evil. No need to get caught up in all the real life inspired darkness that would make a soycuck piss his pants and flee for his pillow fort crying about edgyness. I'll save darkness for the sequel and make a light story.
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The problem I see with your creative process is that much of it sounds like isolated ideas. Ideas which simply do not consider the "big picture" of the story you want to make.
As some others have pointed out, you tend to lose focus.

As per this specific idea.
>Is it retarded for me to literally invent good minorities and countries that can be our allies in our struggle for survival.
I think a story with this concept, has a greater chance of clicking with the normie than a story without it. And am not just sayin' that out of castizo futurism or some shit.
I think you're right. I'm getting distracted by ideas that might be neat, distracted from the big picture. Today I fucked around with videogame numbers and character class ideas while listening to audiobooks on writing. Also got groceries, exercised, ate healthily, did shit that's not worth mentioning when it's so routine. Hard to believe I used to be a fat fucking retard.

I have a vague idea in my head of the big pictures. One light and cheerful story about slaying evil to free a fantasy world. And then another one, a darker and grittier and more ambitious one closer to our reality despite the tactical sword and sorcery action. The first story with its chosen ones and combat schools preparing teens for war and magical weapons only the holy can wield and good noble families... In the sequel it will be revealed to be a fantasy book the hero grew up reading, and this hero is no chosen one destined by prophecy to save everyone, just a dangerous good man with no other option. They messed with his family, corrupted his country, destroyed his home. His world wouldn't be this shit if there were any good noble families like the ones in his favourite book. If they helped stop the realistic problems of his world, "Where were they all this time?" would be on everyone's minds.
I think that's something Arcane fucked up when it asked made Piltover as bad as it was. It's a city of corrupt assholes who put profit and comfort over doing the right thing. Every second the status quo stands for is another second somebody in the undercity is choking on poisonous gasses and pollution from Piltover. Making things better for the Undercity would be as easy as setting limits for how the cops can behave and working to reduce pollution in the city or giving it independence and letting it solve its own problems, Silco or no Silco. Jayce effortlessly finds corruption in his council with a day's effort and then to preserve his power he "has" to give in and embrace the corruption and cut sweetheart deals instead of going to Heimer and getting the corruption he's blind to exorcised. Heimer is eventually removed from power but only once the entire council is behind Jayce- Fuck I'm getting distracted.

I feel like my grimdark low fantasy ideas are too dark for the noblebright high magic fantasy ideas, and vice reversa, so I should split this up and save the bigger creative risks and darker subjects and harder battlefield challenges for the sequel. My first one should focus on fun, without completely abandoning story.
One proofreader said "Like how Advance Wars started off all cartoony and then did a gritty reboot?"
That concept isn't restricted to this series and I don't intend to ever treat war as lightly as the early Advance Wars games. People die, war is bad, people die when they're killed and there will be no Andy VS Eagle "Now that we've won the war against aliens, let's fight for fun and kill 10x the troops we lost in that final battle in the name of our rivalry as best friends!" moment, and no Feroxi Guard "Fight us and kill us all to prove you're who you say you are and get us on your side or whatever, even if some of your troops permanently died nonlethally slaughtering us to the last man" bullshit. If there's ever a story battle where permadeath is supposed to be off I'll change the dialogue and permadeath level appropriately like in FE 3 Houses.
Just ask yourself whether something "mixes" well with the rest of the story. It's kinda like cooking. I think...
>In the sequel it will be revealed to be a fantasy book the hero grew up reading
That sounds interesting tbh. I imagine the contrast between the two would make for an interesting marketing campaign.
Modern political discussions feel like I'm arguing about what happened in a book with someone illiterate who only watched the movie remake of the movie adaption of the book.
So far the bird and fish people mix really well in my story. Helps my world feel like it's bigger than just "One race and the baddies".
Can't believe there's fucking sonic.exe spooky face bullshit in Touhou Gensokyo Reloaded when you try putting in new characters. "An irregularity has been detected in the game files! oooOOOOooooo reversed music, big grins and blood, how scary!". Thought we as a species grew past this kind of shit when we got too old to find slenderman and doki doki bitch club scary.
Seems the only people whose favourite Beastars character is Haru are horny people who want to fuck her and femoid whores who feel validated when they self insert as the reason a better written protagonist started being a hero.
I think it's because Haru is boring.
A monster who doesn't want to be a monster is interesting. If he sees himself as a monster but shouldn't, that's interesting. A prey creature who doesn't want to be helpless is interesting. When there's tension between two sides of a character, that's interesting. The best written superheroes have alter egos that matter so their human lives as ordinary people can matter and conflict with their hero life. Spiderman would just be another disposable superhero with another animal gimmick if it wasn't for the themes of responsibility and power, and how being Peter matters. Whether the character is a superhero or not, the audience needs something to latch onto.
A man who goes out and acts heroic can get into all sorts of interesting adventures and find all sorts of interesting questions he may struggle to answer.
And Haru is at home, being boring. Or she's whining about Legosi not making the first move often enough or disappearing to go and fight crime or whatever.
Haru feels like a half baked idea. Sometimes she has to verbally remind the audience, "I'm a character! I'm interesting!" But the author wouldn't feel the need to do that if the character had something to do in this story besides being desired by Legosi.
Whether the idea of a woman who has given herself up to countless men just so she can feel in control of something for a change appeals to you or not, she doesn't have anything to do in her story besides get captured sometimes.
Louis has his Louisness, his character arc, the lions, all the wacky adventures he gets into. Juno entered a room when anti carnivore sentiment was at its highest and effortlessly got everyone to get along, and dominated that school festival thing. I'm not in love with her but a carnivore woman who wants to be loved by carnivore and herbivore society is more interesting than Haru the rabbit girl who is... there, I guess.
Juno seems controlled by society's lies sometimes(we were probably supposed to disapprove when she said racial segregation seems pretty based), and a woman who wants to get the man to use him for something is probably a classic female love story trope because that seems like an excellent way to contrast her idea of love and any manipulative games she plays with the lead heroine's innocent true love of the hero and any scenes involving her losing to other women at female mindgames by being too innocent and pure.
Juno seems to be a better written female character in comparison to Haru, or at least a more interesting one.
Maybe I'll eat my words a few chapters later when she starts being interesting. Haven't read it all yet.
But there's no tension with Haru being born a cute little protected rabbit girl and choosing to exist as a cute little protected rabbit girl who's also horny.
When you want to accomplish something and you set out to do it, that's interesting. Especially if it's something you aren't physically or mentally built for. Judy was a small weak bunny who wanted to be a cop and take down criminals. What does Haru want? What is she willing to risk or lose to get it? How does this drive her forward and make her interact with the other characters and the core plot?
Maybe the show would have turned out more interesting if Haru was a wannabe journalist or wannabe cop who helped with the initial devouring case and wanted to close down the black market or take down one of the major crime families in it. She might start out thinking all bad carnivores need to be "brought to justice" and locked away in horrible conditions before growing and coming to realize society and socioeconomic factors are to blame and restorative justice can work better than punitive justice in this setting if the author wants it to. It would add something to this character that feels missing, though I'm sure a million other writers have their own ideas for what could have helped Haru as a character.
Three houses is FUCKING GAY
it has good ideas and fucks up too many of them
There'a a mock battle between the Three Houses: Slytheravenclaw, Griffindor, and Hufflepuff.
Then they fight for real later on, trying to kill each other. The trailer bait shots hype this up. "Once, we fought here as friends! Now, we fight here as enemies!"
But when we get to that scene...
The characters are supposed to be fighting and killing each other for no reason because "It's so foggy we can't tell who is who". And then the map is fucking clear. No fog. No fog of war effect where the map tiles are greyed out and enemies are hidden if they are outside the vision range of your units.
And when two characters fight, they recognize each other and say something like "I wish we didn't have to fight" or "I'll fucking kill you, you little shit, how dare you abandon our side and fight for their fucking side" and then proceed to fight.
They act like ideology or war compels them to fight, they don't act like a mysterious fog is forcing them to be unable to see who is who before or after the fight.
Why not just give Claude an actual motive for wanting to work against Dimitri in this battle?
Perhaps he thinks fucking Dimitri's forces up while they fuck Edelgard's forces up will put his Worcestershire Alliance in the perfect position to be the dominant power on the condiment- I mean continent. Then in the end his dad turns out to be a bastard who wanted to dominate the continent through war, forcing Claude to fight his dad with your help and maybe kill the old fart. It'd make more sense than locking the fight with Nemesis behind this route choice of all fucking route choices.
Edelgard is pretty cool as far as Lelouch Vi Britannia inspired idealists willing to kill for their ideals go.
And the Dimitri shit...
He goes off the fucking deep end and gets the typical japanese psycho character personality. A Joker wannabe only pissed off. Then he feels bad about being cringe and gets all sad.
Dimitri fights for the status quo whether he realizes it or not. You can't denounce revolution for the blood it would spill without ignoring the blood routinely spilled in the name of preserving the status quo. But instead of making him a hypocritical retard like Suzaku or Cornelia from Code Geass they make him a mad dog obsessed with vengeance, yet for some reason he has no respect for Edelgard's need for vengeance against the system that wronged her, her family, and countless others?
Dimitri was motivated to find out who killed his family at Duskull or whatever but then he decided it had to be Edelgard and investigates this no further, and because she never thinks to say "Those Who Slither In The Dark aka the TWISTID did it, I'm working with the underground futuristic mole people who killed our god's mommy and made sick magic weapons from her bones and infused her magic DNA into some people to create Crests aka Holy Blood aka Kekkei Genkai but when we're done with their proxy war on the church I'm turning on them for mutating me with two Kekkei Genkais and killing my family, you can help" they have to kill each other for the sake of tragic emotion bait rather than a logical coherent story.
It feels like this story was rushed. Maybe if it had seven years of development time they could have figured this stuff out.
Then again Arcane had seven years of development time and they still had weird moments in the writing.
That cop guy fucking hated the Undercity. Why did he chloroform and save Vi and say "He'll kill you", only to drag her off to Stillwater Prison so she can be held without due process, beaten regularly, and locked up indefinitely without a crime on her record? She and her friends ran from cops, hurt some cops when fleeing, and accidentally blew up part of a building when breaking into a Piltover penthouse and robbing it. Vi has done crimes that could have been on her record to keep Caitlyn from asking questions about that.
It's as if they knew he had to do this so the plot could happen this way, but they didn't realize him "saving her" and dragging her to a hellish prison didn't make much sense. But if he chloroformed her and said "Gotcha, you little rat... Everything that happened tonight is your fault... And you're going away for a long time" that would have made more sense.
Fundamentally who the hell is that cop guy supposed to be? He's classist for no reason (expected him to say his wife was killed and robbed on a trip to the Undercity, maybe she went down there to help her for bonus irony points) and inconsistently unsure about what kind of person he wants to be. He's easily the show's weakest part.
At least with Jinx reflexively shooting her third dad for trying to kill her sister (he wanted to take away her ability to choose anyone but him, he was a bastard right to the end) you can understand why this mindfucked girl would shoot a rocket at Piltover thinking that's what he wanted when really he just wanted to scare them into giving his land peace, even though all that fear he wanted to cultivate scared them into thinking the Undercity wanted Piltover's destruction.
Everyone loves Blaze from Sonic The Hedgehog.
It's a fanbase defined by its fractured nature and reputation for aggressively arguing with itself, something alien to most consoomers.
If you like the 2D and hate the 3D you'll probably hate when the 3D becomes like bad 2D but in 3D.
Sonic is Mario but furry, fast, and full of safe marketable 90s "attitude" if you want to be needlessly reductive.
Silver Sonic is the obligatory robot fake Sonic and so is Metal Sonic and Mecha Sonic.
Knuckles, Shadow, Jet, Silver, Blaze, all of these rivals take the same template of the edgy rival and do something different with it.
Knuckles starts out tricked into working for Eggman just like Shadow and Jet, before they realize Eggman is the baddie.
But Silver starts out working for hedgehog mephistopheles which is totally different I guess. He's a future trunks ripoff.
Jet is just the typical sports movie smug asshole.
Shadow had his memories fucked with and blah blah blah Space Colony Ark blah blah Maria and Black Doom blah.
But Blaze is unique as far as Sonic rivals go because even though nothing about her is inherently original, and she even rips off Espio's visual gimmick of spinning like a top instead of spinning like a wheel, and even though her backstory is a multiple choice question before the retcon, people like her because she never goes through the generic smug evil rival phase.
When she opposes Sonic it's because she thinks this is her responsibility and hers alone. She changes, not by changing goals, but by realizing she and Sonic had the same goal all along.
It's a shame the entire dimension she comes from is so boring. 90% water and barely anything to do. Her main villain Eggman Nigger is just an Eggman coloured wrong.
Seems the best "heroes of their own story" kind of characters have their own villains to oppose when they aren't showing up in the main character's story.
And who they oppose, how they oppose them, and why can say a lot of interesting things about them.
Would have been cooler if instead of the boring eggman recolour her main villain was some cool unique villain uniquely tied to the unique setting and world she came from. Would have been cooler if her world felt more like its own world and less like Sonic's world only in Encore Mode.
My girl and I have so many cute moments I'm not telling anyone about. These are my memories. Nobody elses. She loves me. It would be wrong for me to give the world live updates on our sex life. Some people rush for a phone the second something happens to them so they can tell their social media stream about it. But I won't even tell people the pet name I gave my darling. You don't need to know how often we do things together or what we have done. There will not be a bingo card full of relationship milestones like first fight and anal intercourse and argument over food. Nobody is gambling over the bingo cards where everyone makes their own bingo cards full of shit they expect to hear about in my relationship and putting down money at the start while picking a charity so the first guy to get bingo has all the money go to his chosen charity. My girl isn't high stakes RWBYngo. I have nothing to prove to anyone but myself and my ancestors and God. Drawing horse thighs for my sword and sorcery anime titty chess game is the kind of thing I should talk about while working on this game. My first game will focus on being a fun game with a fun story and my second game will focus on being a good story with a good game. Gonna draw some big fuckin boobs for this one.
Man, writing something that speaks to the hyperborean aryan spirit through the medium of sword and sorcery chess and big titty monster girls while still being a fun videogame and a good story even if you ignore the politics is hard.
I'm going to go back to work on that Sonic fangame for a while, writing a good Sonic story is so easy Sega employees actually managed to accomplish that about once or twice over thirty years.
I need more experience as a writer before I tackle something this ambitious.
Sonic 06 was killed by its overambition after all. and incompetence and bad decisions and other things.
fucking seriously sonic 06 came out in 2006 and people discovering this for the first time through 20 year old Let's Plays are STILL saying "wait if Mephiles can time travel to wherever he wants whenever he wants AND he can just fucking shoot sonic in the heart from behind to make elise cry to release iblis, but letting elise die on Eggman's ship will also release Iblis, why did he fucking bother getting Silver and Sonic and Shadow involved in this convoluted mess of a plot when he could have just shot everybody in a row at 3AM? Characterization can explain why Eggman feels the need to "Defeat" Sonic instead of simply cheating, but Mephiles lacks any concrete characterization beyond what we infer and make up based on his retarded choices. Guess he was just that big a sadist, I suppose, it's all that can justify his retarded choices. Why didn't they think to make Mephiles a sealed-away spirit who tempts others into making horrible choices until one of those choices eventually frees him and allows him to start doing his evil plan shit himself?"
This was clearly the first draft of a story that desperately needed another revision or twenty.
This writing is below the standards usually set by Sonic games and their dedication to the Fallout standard- I mean the SEGA standard.
fuck, this was cursed from the start.
they only gave themselves two years to make "the biggest best sonic game ever" despite how 3D (and worse, increased demand for prettier graphics) made development slower and more expensive (did I mention they started designing these games before the consoles they were going to be on were even out yet?) because nobody thought to gain a few extra years of development time by having another company make Shadow The Hedgehog, but then halfway through development Masturbation Samurai or whatever his fucking name was quit the company and half the team was pulled away from Sonic 06 to make Sonic and the Secret Rings, a party game with bad temple run gameplay as the single player mode. Also even though Blaze's game Sonic Rush was already out, making her a princess from another dimension, they remake her in this game as a time traveller from the future who sacrifices herself by sealing a fire monster inside herself even though this never comes up again and she already had fire powers.
Sega had playtesters, right? Adult playtesters, and kids for focus-tests, right? Sega should have ran all its dumbest decisions by a small child aged ten or up first, to see if it was blatantly retarded or not.
Sonic 06 ends in everyone collectively agreeing to pretend this never happened, hitting the time reset button. Like an old Greek play getting so fucked up and messy and convoluted, only the Deus Ex Machina of the author coming down on a machine's crane can set things right.
Maybe the franchise would have been better off if 06 never happened.
Or if Unleashed didn't ruin 3D Sonic by trying to combine Mach Speed and Boost gameplay to make the dumbed-down modern boost formula, missing everything that made boost interesting in Rush.
Or if Sonic Colours wasn't praised for being lowest common denominator Sonic without anything ambitious or creative. No wonder the series went on to give us Lost World, Forces, and everyone's favourite racing game Generations.
I am not hyped for Frontiers. I don't care if they have a good writer now, they're probably going to give him retarded mandates. More than ever before. Or ensure he's only allowed to write a few sidequests in a game full of disposable sidequests that fucking feel procedurally generated on the fly.

Old 2D Sonic games were able to make each zone feel fresh and distinct and new using level gimmicks, theme-ing (fuck my spellchecker for not thinking that's a word) and good level layouts.

SEGA doesn't know how to do that in 3D.
So they rely on setpieces instead, and automation, and fucking cutscenes. And alternate playable characters to shake up the stale one note gameplay or hide away bits of sonic lore that should have been in the main story to make it a complete coherent experience.

I bet if you listed every Sonic game, replacing originals with inferior remakes whenever inferior remakes of a game exist, you'll get a list with hardly any good Sonic games. Adventure 1 and 2 have bad ports, the original trilogy and knuckles? bad ports. ...Oh shit, that list has no good sonic games now except Sonic Advance 1 and 3, and Riders 1, and if you're feeling very generous, Generations and daytime Sonic stages in Unleashed. No wonder people think Sonic can't work in 3D. They haven't played the fangames made by amateurs in their bedrooms that do it better than Segay ever could.

Sometimes it feels hopeless. But if I just keep making the games I want to play, I'll get through this.
Maybe I should keep my Fallout Equestria related posting in this thread. Seems every time I mention it my thoughts are just "that part was gay. Kkat is gay" and maybe "Would have been better if x was written that way instead". Feels repetitive. People are probably getting sick of seeing it. Nobody wants to write anything as gay as Fallout Equestria unless they suck penis while writing gay porn to make it gayer. So talking about ways Fallout Equestria could have been improved are pointless. It is exactly what the author wanted it to be, in all his pseudointellectual confused black and white neolibtard communist insanity. It's a nonsense world that exists to enable a violent narcissist's rampage and disguise it as a moral crusade against every ideology that doesn't begin and end with neolibtardist democracy and LP worship. I should just forget about FE.

I'm writing a different FE now. Fire Emblem. Wargaming for the digital age, where the only plastic pieces that move a few inches per turn are the dilators and sounding rods and buttplugs of the gay cheating phoenix mode and grinding fans. I'm making my game for the based challenge enjoyers and based good story enjoyers so there will be no opportunity to grind the challenge out of the game unless I fuck up somewhere and need to patch it out for hard mode. FE is about strategy and risk management. Luck grinding makes things too easy. EXP and Gold grinding makes things too easy. I removed luck from the equation because good equations don't rely on question marks. And having infinite resources and an infinite supply of disposable pawns certainly makes things too easy. Hours of experimentation with Advance Wars and Fire Emblem mechanics taught me many things. It taught me Phalanxing was a genius idea. It also taught me I need to make every building something that can be exhausted like the resources in Age of Empires for PS2 and Command And Conquer's Tiberium.

This encourages fast dangerous exciting play as you battle for control over limited finite resources before your opponent drains them attacking your army and economy. Advance Wars is great but it is also too slow. How many Command and Conquer or Starcraft or Warcraft or even Tooth and Tail games could you play during the average Advance Wars By Web game? Fire Emblem sometimes rewards fast play with thieves that carry sick loot and will escape the map if not killed and villages/villagers/green units to optionally save, and sometimes it punishes slow play with hard time limits like "win in x turns" or soft time limits like "in x turns reinforcements will flood the battlefield and they might be OP" or mandatory objectives like "the things on this map to save must be saved or it is game over". It will suit that series to give finite gold supplies to the buildings you can take over and get gold from each turn to spend on disposable guys, and it will suit Fire Emblem to let players level these guys up with fixed 100% growths. Instead of getting generic units for killing all named units, you get generic units from factories and they're technically all Jagens as you'd rather not waste EXP on disposable puppets from a factory as that EXP could benefit your named characters later on. I want to add a Morale Meter to Advance Wars that will encourage early game aggression and ensure whoever wins the early game advantage and makes their victory 40 minutes to two hours later inevitable will get the game over and done with faster while discouraging infantry/mech spam walls and rewarding smart swift stylish plays. I would also make sea units cheaper, add more sea units, make the game control faster and use a mouse instead of a cursor controlled by the D Pad or arrows, remove luck from the game and rework all characters built around luck, and reduce infantry HP so they can be OHKOd by tanks and anti air but probably not recons.
The digimon cult of "true believers" in digimon magic is more cringe than Hypnoponies and Tulpas but not as cringe as Chris Chan.
In the mind of the normie, "Fascism" is just "Force-ism". The aesthetics of WW2's good guys plus a vague idea of a military dictatorship, but the bad kind. You know, the kind that doesn't dress like the normie's fake heroes. The "force ists" are willing to use force when the normies dont want them to and that's it. Maybe they have strong views on who is and isn't white enough exaggerated into views on who is and isn't human enough to live. The normie's views on right and wrong are exclusively shaped by who holds the monopoly on legal force in the nation and who is the dominant cultural authority. They don't really think at all and they don't really believe anything, they just pretend to believe whatever is convenient in the moment. If a Captain Planet style PSA told them to make white babies and hate Jews and they lived under Nazi rule it would be more effective at changing their mind than a million documentaries about jewish crimes against humanity. These drones support current thing and that's it, lacking the autonomy to question authority even when their programmers try to make the new culture all about rejecting some authority figures(church, "the man", etc) while embracing godless government and corporations and globalism. They have truly outsourced their decision making to others.
Is it just me or was that Helluva Boss episode where Octavia went to see "the stars" really fucking boring?
The jokes had been done before and done better elsewhere, and you could see them coming from a mile away.
Maybe if you knew who the voice actors are you'd laugh at the demon guy being mistaken for someone else?
The octavia stuff was boring and dumb. She's the daughter of a hell baron or whatever, she should know about earth. She didn't lose the book that teleported her to earth upon arriving there so she should have just used the book over and over.
The fireworks at the end seemed to come from nowhere. I probably missed a visual gag somewhere.
I liked the scene where octavia crept into the office, and was spotted by Luna, who didn't give a shit. That joke never gets old.
Luna's backstory turned out to be so over the top it's impossible to take seriously.
This show feels more like family guy with every episode. Random shit to see what sticks, jokes you've heard before, jokes you'll only laugh at if you're a teenager who still laughs at poo and wee, jokes that probably got a small chuckle in the writers room, and sappy melodrama the show hasn't built up towards or earned. That's probably too harsh for me to say. It isn't as bad as Family Guy. But it is becoming closer to Family Guy, and I wish it had more confidence in its premise and characters, I wish it had the confidence to write something deep about these characters and this world without filler episodes like this one.
I was feeling bad about how harshly I critiqued Chatoyance's work when I read it. It's why I felt the urge to praise the accidentally hilarious unintended attack on the Trekkietard's utopian ideal.
I don't feel bad about that any more.
And to be fair, The Conversion Bureau is a fundamentally absurd premise that misses everything valuable that can be learned from FIM and its characters in favor of a typical fantasy where the characters from your favourite product come to save you from earth or what you expect its future to be. Nothing would change about TCB if Pokemon or Digimon or the cast of Jump Force were the ones sent to Earth under these circumstances with a Pokemonification Field or Animeification Field spreading due to the will of Arceus, Godmon, or N. "Prometheus" Glover.
Ready Player One was a pile of shit.
Ready Player One claimed Pop Culture, mankind's new pool of cultural ideas is a worthy replacement for religion.
Have you never seen Godless whores write about Vaporeon, Gardevoir, Ankha, Kirk and Picard, Freddy Fazbear, Slenderman, fucking Youtubers, Vtubers, and more?
Spongebob quotes and Star Wars Prequel quotes are not a worthy replacement for Bible quotes.
But The Conversion Bureau misses all the good thing ponies can teach humanity and help humanity accomplish in favour of literally transforming humans into "inherently superior kinder softer" beings and then dumping in the middle of fucking nowhere so they can chew grass in refugee camps and get along now that humanity is a forgotten idea.
Despite all its pseudointellectual pseudorealism (fucking MUH MALTHUSIAN COLLAPSE, gotta breed less than we die and keep our population counts controllable by our unquestionable rulers for... some reason!) it's got nothing intellectual to do with the concepts of ponies. A liberal able to see why liberalism has failed deserves applause, but Chatty's response to seeing the shallow endgame of the stated end goals leftists lie about having is to decide humanity is too imperfect for liberalism and superior technology, a superior planet, the aid of magic and aliens and a literal goddess or godlike alien being, and a superior human race is necessary to make liberalism finally work for once.
This third rate fanfiction is no smarter than the Harry Potter fanfiction my dead little sister wrote when she was ALMOST TEN about Organization XIII from Kingdom Hearts showing up on her doorstep to whisk her away on a magic adventure in another world.
Except she had the good sense not to pretend this was some kind of hard sci-fi masterpiece.
Jesus, Chatoyance!
Jesus wasn't "Semitic", his murderers were.
The Judeans, killers of Christ, forced the Romans to kill him. And then to add insult to injury they stole Israel and the term Jew.
Is it normal to wish the world actually had an army of Christians out there determined to take over the world, or at least the whitest parts of it, and purge the worst forms of degeneracy from it?
Purging degeneracy is an inherently good thing, which is why the demons who seek to demonize it always depict purgers purging something other than degeneracy in their fantasy propaganda. They have to pretend we want to execute people over mattress tags and parking tickets, because they pardon black/muslim gang rapists (or give them slap-on-the-wrist sentences to get them back on the streets hurting whites as quickly as possible) and execute men for defending their daughters from black/muslim gang rapists.
It barely took a week of TV for someone I knew to go from "eat the rich, fuck the royalty" to "omg im so sad over the queen dying, she worked hard every day and she did more for this country than any of us". Now he's forgotten all about her because it hasnt been tv for a while. Reprogrammable robot. If he went a week without TV he would forget about Ukraine and Russia. Maybe it's the overstimulation of modern life, choice paralysis, and choice fatigue, and demoralization that gives people the memories of goldfish. Or maybe it's the demoralization and brainwashing schools that numb the mind with rote memorization of information useless to our career paths in life. Some people don't use any of the muscles in their body, not even their minds.

I got bored trying to make a good Fire Emblem and took a break to make a simpler one. I'll do my big ambitious game later in life when I am a better writer. For now, time for the more lighthearted adventure of horse girl vs the aliens.
Dumping this here so my wall of text doesn't scare away writing discussion.

What do you dislike most about Ben 10? Analyzing and critiquing stuff is fun, and this overhyped kid's cartoon jumped countless sharks in its lifespan. Someone here has to have something to say about that show.

Personally I think simply having greatness fall into your lap is a gay premise for any hero when compared to working hard to earn it. Even working hard to unlock your potential is better than just having the I Win button on a watch. Peter Parker's struggle to balance adult responsibilities and superhuman responsibilities is always interesting no matter how he is ripped off, but this show fumbles that by making the mundane human world an afterthought. Adult relationships? Your girlfriend discovers your secret identity and is fine with everything, even the lies and lack of trust, and Ben eventually breaks up with her in a fucking family guy cutaway gag flashback.

Also, the watch gets wanked harder than insert cock joke here. The ultimate weapon's greatest weakness will always be its wielder, but the show does nothing interesting with that. Ben goes from bratty kid to boring to unbearable. Once Ultimate Alien sanded off Ben's rough edges too early and made him a generic saintly good boy doing his best the writers had nowhere to take him but downhill. Better writers could have made his attempts to be good and elements of his old nature conflict naturally but hey. Or I could be charitable and blame executive meddling on everything wrong with the show ever.

The Omnitrix is too powerful, too supreme, too absolute. It can turn you into the genetically perfected (or Mega Evolved) fittest version of anything including a God, it can protect you by transforming you without your input, it prevents you from dying period because it can revive you (usually), I could go on but I'm trying not to get distracted by tangents and rants. Once you give your character immortality and godhood the story has nowhere to go unless you introduce more gods to fight but they went beyond that. After too many shark jumps no villains are allowed to present a credible threat to the heroes, not even one bad alternate Ben or bad versions of Ben's aliens or an army of bad alternate Bens or even a wannabe God. Whoever wears the watch is the universe's new double God, able to get put on trial by regular Gods in a joke episode and defeat the greatest gladiator of the omniscient ombipotent god race in trial by combat.

The show's wild tone shifts happen because their attempts to make this kid's show already full of dark moments and dark implications "darker and grittier and more mature" translated to wooden dialogue, backgrounds too dark to see, and scenes where characters stand around and talk, inferior transformation scenes, and fight scenes where characters stand around and use their powers on disposable waves of identical enemies, and a story arc where the guy who didnt want to kill an intergalactic tyrant is immediately ready to kill his friend for going mad. Once you give your protag godhood where can you take this show besides sillyland, realm of the stupid unfunny jokes?

Kevin was pure evil in the original series and it worked. The evil rival without any of the hero's good qualities is a classic trope overused for good reason. Vilgax was nothing but a physical threat and plots any villain could think up. Kevin could have grown into a bigger threat than Vilgax and he was already a more interesting character because of where he could go, what lines he could cross or choose not to cross. Then in Alien Force they decide to introduce a new character, the funniest guy in the entire franchise and easily its best character, but then they decide to name him Kevin and tie this completely different character to the baggage of the old for no discernible reason beyond confused fanservice and a misunderstanding of why anyone would like one of or both of these characters. Kevin doesn't go anywhere interesting with who he used to be, it's just swept under the rug with "Absorbing energy makes his kind crazy, it's why he doesn't do that any more except when he has to, and eventually he is gifted the ability to do that freely because power growth and new gifts equals character development right?". GwenxKevin was a good idea forced too fast, before anyone bought his rushed offscreen redemption they were already rushing this.
The writers just don't know where to go when it comes to villains. The show's structure makes one off villains work but Ben jumps too many sharks to make Dark Magical Girl, Doofenshmirtz, Hypno, The Last Bugbender, Knight Stormtroopers, and Circus Freaks a credible threat to the man who beat a godly race's mightiest warrior by being gifted total control over Godhood. They also fuck up the idea of an AU Bad Ben with Eon and the Omniverse meme Bens, but the biggest missed opportunity has to be Albedo. Ben turns into aliens, Albedo is one. The creator of the Omnitrix shares his species, and he can look like Ben at any time- then they fuck that up by making him a pallete swap dumber than the real Ben except when he isn't. Alright, fine, Scourge is a better evil Sonic than Evil Sonic after all, but then they make him a joke character. Even giving him a Prototype Super Ultimate Omnitrix that's FUCKING RED AND BLACK and mega digivolves his aliens by TORTURING THEM IN A SIMULATED WORST CASE SCENARIO EXTINCTION EVENT FOR A THOUSAND YEARS UNTIL THEY EVOLVE he's a loser and Ben swipes his super watch immediately after blowing up his super watch with a voice command because not even stealing Ben's watch can let you beat god-Ben, then Ben starts using his new better watch with no thought to the moral dilemma of simulating torture to make them improve even after an episode where they come to life and his fakeout sacrifice undoes the moral dilemma. What made his Omniverse watch better than the Ultimatrix again? I forget.

And the destiny shit... the whole point of a multiverse is that anything can happen without affecting the status quo. There can be What Ifs and do-overs and bad timelines without affecting the main plot. BenxJulie was boring but serviceable, BenxKai was a joke that barely got laughs once but kept being told. The son of Ben should be the last person ignorant enough about multiversal travel and time travel to think he has to force his parents together for him to exist.

Ben 10 had something special when it was about a small family's adventures as they travel across America and get into all sorts of interesting scenarios in a wacky world where everything interesting exists. Nothing was off the table. Aliens, robots, government conspiracies, magic, even Christmas Elves. It was just fun. No convoluted lore fuckups or later retcons to justify retcons to justify retcons. No pretending this silly fun b movie material is something to take ultra seriously with dull delivery and serious faces in the same few locations over and over and over again. The hero got the watch accidentally because it was meant for his grandfather who happened to be a retired alien fighter. No Doctor Who ripoffs calling this a preordained multiversal constant that caused itself to happen due to its own sheer incredible multiversal importance.
Man, it's going to feel so fucking weird in several decades when I use whatever open source torrent/tor based service replaced Youtube and archived the least awful shit from it for future generations. I'll enjoy a video, and see a youtuber beg for likes and subscribers and a grandson of mine might say "What's a subscriber?" because youtube will be dead and culture shifted hard away from social media because facebook boomers and tiktok kids were that cringe. A dead youtuber might beg for money on patreon, unaware that patreon is also dead. We might not even be using dollars any more in the future. Long dead vtubers might become overnight sensations with a cult following unsure what to do with the money they want to give to her. They might spend it on conventions about her or charity donations for stuff she seemed to care about. They might send money to charities that rescue her favourite animals or charities that try to cure whatever disease or societal problem killed her. Some Vtubers might sell their personas to the highest bidder or give them to their younger friends so the show can go on. AI will help megacorps larger than most countries churn out neverending streams of shit that feels algorithmically generated. And culturally, people will shift away from normieshit soulless enough to feel AI generated and towards weird shit only a live human could have dreamed of.
There is a Satan, made of every Jew. And everything good we do hurts Satan. Such a beautiful motivational thought. More people should see it that way. There is evil in this world, and it can be destroyed. What higher purpose can there be to life other than to do good? I understand what it feels like to live aimlessly and alone. I felt that for a long time. "When I'm with the one I love I feel whole" is such a cliche line. I feel whole all the time now, and I still love my girl.
>he was going to "face himself", except instead of joining the 40% of troons he'd fly away like le 51% face,
Jesse what the fuck am I saying

>face himself
Persona reference, in P3 they shoot themselves in the head and symbolically confront death to summon their Stands and fight the forces of death instead of sleepwalking to the end, and in P4 the theme is about facing yourself and your faults and reaching out to the truth and growing
>troon joke
Troons kill themselves
>le 51% face
Landorus the Ground and Flying type pokemon had a 51% pick rate at one point, likely a higher one now, because it is so absurdly OP even in a franchise with 900 monsters going on 1000ish people still pick from the same tiny pool of the best guys if they want to win.
Taught my girl how to play the latest version of my in-progress fighting game. All that accessibility was a good call. I don't care if people were stockholm syndromed into loving the worst fighting game inputs out there. This game will not have bullshit inputs. No pretzel motion. No jewagrams. No GG input. No 720 spins. No just frames or 1 frame links. No specials or supers hidden behind a fucking cheat code and "balanced by the complexity of their input". Rate all the fighting games out there by difficulty of execution and mine will slot neatly in the easier to average end without sacrificing the mindgames, asynchronous balance, and creativity that makes fighting games fun. A stepping stone between overly simple and normal, that's what I am aiming for. I am not making Divekick. Or that other game like divekick with the Dice Panda. I am making a fighting game and I will tell you its title just as soon as I think of another sex joke funnier than Pokemon CBT and Fire Emblem Full Frontal Assault.
Heard some weird news involving someone I have not thought of in a long time. Checked up on someone I knew who went full libtard back in 2016. We haven't spoken since. He's still libtarded. Still writing fanfics worse than the shit he wrote 20 years ago. Glanced at them to see if they still read like smug libtard forum posts. Yep. Still has that unmistakable unfunny writing style that screams "I use too much tvtropes". Guess some things never change. I'm glad I started writing when I was young, so I could get all the garbage shit every young author makes out of the way. After all, the master is a master because he has failed more times than the rookie has tried. And he is a master for other reasons like learning from the failure.
>This game will not have bullshit inputs. No pretzel motion. No jewagrams. No GG input. No 720 spins. No just frames or 1 frame links. No specials or supers hidden behind a fucking cheat code and "balanced by the complexity of their input". Rate all the fighting games out there by difficulty of execution and mine will slot neatly in the easier to average end without sacrificing the mindgames, asynchronous balance, and creativity that makes fighting games fun.
That actually sounds petty cool. I like that you're aren't afraid to move away from the mold.
Thank you! Smash Bros had the right idea when it decided to standardize and simplify inputs.
Quarter Circle Forwards Punch? No, it's the Side Special.
An attack button and a Special button.
Now every retard can do a fireball. The question "How do I fireball" has an easy answer.
And retards will still lose to smarter people who know WHEN to fireball and WHY to fireball.
Of course smash fucked up in other ways.
Mapping neutral attack, forwards tilt, up tilt, down tilt, smash attack, and dash attack to the same button is retarded.
Want to 6P? There is a chance you will get ftilt or dash attack or forward smash when you wanted one of the others.
Smash should really have a Light, Medium, and Heavy attack button like my game will.

Why have a Z grab button if shield plus A will grab? Some characters get Zair privilege and some just dont.
Why does shield plus B usually do nothing?
And of course there is other shit smash pros have talked about.
Like the retarded things about Ultimates controls.
And the fucking input lag.
Does that jump plus A equals "shorthop aerial" shortcut still nerf the aerial used? Whoever is responsible for that will probably get shat on by onis and kitsunes in asian hell.
Some smash movesets are just a collection of hitboxes... okay, most are. It is rare for a smash character to have a cohesively designed moveset that feels designed by people who werent just giving characters moves at random or, if you are lucky, trying to reference things from the game.

Wasting two buttons on shield and two buttons on jump is retarded. Imagine a world where there is a jump button and short hop button.
If you want to play melee at the highest level you need hardware or software modifications to get around how shit the gamecube controllers and games code are.
Fighting game players sometimes use arcade sticks due to familiarity and convenience.
But a Boxx user and notched gamecube snapback reduction custom gamecube controller guy has clear advantages over anyone with a vintage old gamecube controller. You know, the controller the developers had access to when designing the game for it.
Look at Rivals Of Aether. It fixes so many things wrong with Melee. It adds new interesting design space to the genre by making characters about stage control and ways to put your opponent in disadvantageous states. Clairen the simple swordie inspired by Marth gets a counter that negates stage control and projectiles to help her compete.
And it has fucking Workshop support because GOATals of CHADther respects the incredible creativity of its community. For every dogshit sprite swap with random moves there is a creative new fighter. Someone's fursona with awesome new gimmicks. Hell I'm working on a Rivals character too because I am a scatterbrained workaholic who recovers from being exhausted by work on one project by working on another.

Want to know what my control scheme is in Rivals?
Square to attack, triangle to smash, circle to special, X to jump. L1 to jump. R1 to parry and dodge. L2 to attack. R2 to special. Left stick to move. Dpad to taunt. Right stick to attack with smashes on the ground and aerials in the air. I use a cheap USB controller with no custom modifications.
This just would not be possible in smash bros without modifying the game or putting macros on my controller.
It's fast. Convenient. Ergonomic. Perfect for high APM action. Perfect for a character who can Fly Cancel like it's Marvel 3 on crack and steroids. My character.

The "damage makes characters react differently to taking damage" system makes combos a crapshoot. Some characters have a punish game that consists of hitting you once or maybe twice for a mistake, others can take entire stocks or even gain unfair advantages that make taking more stocks easier. I am convinced Mashpotato Samurai and those working for him dont playtest characters with competent players or high level uncapped-framerate CPU win loss data to simulate the results of thousands of matches. They dont ask "how does he look at the highest level of play? Is he fun to play as AND to fight?" before releasing him. They don't care if super meters that empty if unused after a while make characters like Little Mac make him unfun to fight and easy to camp out. They don't care if comeback mechanics carry retards to victory. They don't care that there are no "five gods" of Brawl or Smash 4 or 5 because the game isnt consistent and skill based enough to separate the strong from the weak. They don't care if pay to win characters like Steve and Kazuya and Sora and Pyssthra or Sephiroth or Smash 4 Bayonetta and Cloud have DLC privilege. If Brawl was released a few years later those fucking jews would have made people pay for Brawl Meta Knight. Platform Fighters are a good idea. Emphasizing movement is good. But Smash is so full of bad design decisions an indie game can outdo it in the character, gameplay, and visuals deparrment. Nintendo is a business and smash fans are masochistic abused spouses who will tolerate anything from papa nintendo as long as they get to play the latest goyslop party fighting game no matter how its game design intentionally makes it inferior to melee.
Project M was a well balanced game. I still have fun with the old version, the new version, versions with over 100 characters. Smash got its "no items fox only final destination" reputation from a cartoon made by an out of touch boomer who doesnt understand why removing RNG elements like luck makes for a fairer and more enjoyable competitive experience. Can you fucking imagine travelling from EU to USA to fight a dude who drove for 9 hours from east coast to west coast all for a prize pool that wont even begin to cover travel expenses or the price of the 3 hotdogs you eat at the venue only for the outcome of the match to be decided by a bobomb randomly spawning atop you killing you instantly?
Fuck I made my rivals character too strong. And nerfing him isn't as easy as toning down one obviously overpowered attribute like that shine laser move. Oh well.
Secretly I'm very insecure. I know I try to seem invincible but I'm a very insecure person. And I've been thinking about how many of that bad writer guy's mistakes I see reflected in my old writing.

Just tossing in shit that sounds cool and then thinking of excuses for it later. That's probably the biggest mistake in my old writing besides trying to write big ambitious ideas with none of the necessary experience.

The story of a bastard rediscovering his niceness with the aid of new friends, after grinding everything away in a cartoonishly awful city "perfecting himself" to reach the top, is definitely not helped by stupid indulgent scenes of wasteful excess and giant fights. If it's wrong for him to define himself by his successes and failures then I shouldn't make him successful at everything. Fucking hoverboard races were never truly important to his story. Hoverboards in general were never important to my story. But they would be if they represented his first good idea as an inventor and tinkerer who makes machines to compensate for his physical disability and the frail constitution he has from his terminal case of dying. He can't be the strongest and fastest and best, that's boring and he should win fights by being clever. If I'm to portray life at the top as miserable, it can't ever be fun. If I'm to portray fighting as a bad thing for him, he can't walk away from his unsafe thrill-seeking adrenaline junkie behaviour without scars or even any scratches. He shouldn't get to be a cunt to others and get away with it. People should find the faggoty "fancy" way he talks as obnoxious as I do now, or hate it even more, if he's supposed to be learning something from the Mane Six and the ponies of Ponyville, these ponies should think he has a lot to learn, and so should he. He can't be right about everything all the time. Backflipping all over the place as an invincible genius everybody immediately loves is cringe.

Sunrise Stardust can't be right about everything all the time. Therefore I should remove Starlight Glimmer from his story, because she serves no valuable purpose in his story. If she's "redeemed" anywhere I take this contradictory nothing-character is speculation about where writers might have taken her. Plus if she ever brings up communism Sunrise is going to argue with her and be right about absolutely everything which gets in the way of his story of growth. Although if I make Glimmer smarter she could make him consider new perspectives. But then she's not being the spaghetti tornado she sometimes is when the writers don't think it would get in the way of her always being the strongest and best in the room. I think she's a deeply flawed character because she wasn't designed to be redeemed, she was designed to be wrong and then change but then they fucked up writing her differently because they never figured out who she is without the rage and confusion and malice and schemes.

Zuko wasn't just a cunt who switched sides one day. Zuko was designed to elevate his show, to do something risky. It had never been done before, probably. When you first meet him and Iroh they quickly establish the old comedy routine we're used to in villain duos. That one with the scar is the skinny angry one, and that old man is the fat soft hungry probably-stupid one. Scratch and Grounder, basically. I know it's not the first cartoon to think of that old cliche but ATLA wisely uses this cliche, this trope, this archetype. They rely on this familiarity, the expectation of these characters, so they can intelligently subvert it. Turns out there's more to the angry fire guy with fire on his face and his silly old man who likes food and games and music and all sorts of other things the typical annoyed guy Zuko isn't supposed to like because comedy.

That part where Zuko and Iroh prove themselves to be more than Zhao by his standards and their own was genius. Very important for getting the audience to view firebending as something more than an evil thing faceless or ugly villains use. The fights in that show fucking meant something. They weren't just mindless shallow spectacles. Or excuses for the author to powerwank. There is just fighting, weapon use, martial arts, bending, and eventually energybending and the avatar state. No fucking uchiha bullshit. No hypno eyes, no gundams, no gundam turning into armour for the biggest strongest demon to wear as it spits nuclear laserblasts that destroy mountains, none of the retarded powercreep naruto resorted to. Chakra was too much of a blank slate with vague rules, it can do anything and what limits/lore established early on never end up grounding the fight with a sense of weight and believability.

There's this bit in One Piece Movie Z where Luffy and some old faggot PUNCH THE SHIT OUT OF EACH OTHER like angry people. And it felt cooler than all the giant magic super punches with fists bigger than boats because it was closer to something real. People don't remember Broly because "his power is maximum, omg I've become so much like Broly it's scary. All I do is scream and rage while getting buffer all the time". People remember Broly because his movie got right what DBZ usually gets wrong.

Some faggot shoots a big laserbeam twice his size and his enemy walks through it unscathed? Damn, feels like a weak laserbeam. Even if the laser also destroys a mountain behind him. Characters fight for a bit and we're told their strength threatens the fabric of spacetime but they look like normal fighters to us because the author lacks imagination and relies on nostalgia future generations just won't fucking have. Nobody will praise Toriyama decades from now unless they feel they have to. But when Broly punches people they stay punched. He leaves the heroes battered and exhausted and desperate. They aren't clutching their arms and commentating, they look fucked. Goku still wins but Broly left an impression. Not just on the environments he fucked up recklessly by fighting like a madman.
The Adjutant system in Fire Emblem 3 Houses was designed as an alternative to the horrendously broken Pair Up mechanic from previous games.
Because Pair Up robs units of their individual identities and voices, makes all the work that goes into drawing and voicing and modelling and texturing and animating them go to waste, and basically makes four strength four stam leather belts of the characters, it is retarded...
For a game about waifuing these visual novel characters.
Character appeal matters for that goal and pair up and adjutants reject this.
For a game about grinding and managing resources and fucking with numbers to optimize the strategy out of the strategy game portions, it's a good idea for a system.

FE3H is built around using your core set of characters and maybe some others recruited from other houses or the church you serve until you don't. Maps aren't balanced for armies of 30. It's why they restrict your deployment slots so harshly. They expect you to have 10 or so units, some more favoured than others, and grind the difficulty out of unbalanced difficulty modes that expect you to use DLC and amiibos and online features to get stronger.

The game needs something for your potential optional extra characters to do so it makes Adjutants. You pair them with a chosen main unit and they slightly help. Defence classes make for OP adjutants compared to healers and damage dealers.

This system needs a rework. You're basically making them a second Batallion slot minus the Gambits.

The game wants you to use a small elite team. Extra units can compete with your main set of characters for deployment slots or fill one of a few limited Stat Booster slots.

My Phalanxing Bonus system is a good alternative to the stat bonuses from pair ups. It makes positioning on the map more important. It might even be worth giving up spots you can use for attacking enemies just so your allies can boost the stats of your best attackers to make attacking safer and deadlier.

Adjutants in my game... perhaps they will exclusively give their phalanxing bonuses to the unit they are paired with? Perhaps I will rework the system so they will still seem to have a presence on the battlefield despite technically lacking it. Perhaps you could only adjutant two units of the same class, to give your 2/3/6 near identical cavaliers something to do besides compete for top spot and get replaced if they are no longer necessary? Your "cavalier squad" could become quite powerful when all the colour coded horsefags in the world join forces. Your adjutant unit could be displayed as one of the characters in their batallion if they have one. 3 Houses wasn't built for permadeath like other FE games were. Those games loved giving you redundant characters to potentialy replace those who fell in battle or fell off in usefulness due to bad RNG dependent stat gains. Either way they needed a replacement and the game was happy to provide it. Turning the adjutant system into a reward for keeping all units alive even the shit ones could further disincentivize playing through deaths but fuck it, Iron Man runs are fun. Also fuck it I'm giving my guys Chao.
90s sonic: Eggman built the Death Star and called it the Death Egg because of course he fucking did. Sonic must run through zones and eventually get to space to smash it up and send that Death Egg crashing down to earth. Knuckles mistakes it for a Dragon egg when talking to Eggman who tricks Knuckles into fighting Sonic for a bit and getting in his way with devious tricks and traps.

2000s sonic: Eggman read his grandfather Gerald's diary and got as far as "maria is the password for the Prison Island base where GUN has my super powerful-" before dropping everything and rushing in guns blazing. He rescued what turned out to be a Hedgehog who's 50 and rides motorcycles and shoots guns and says "damn" around children. Gerald's daughter Maria had space AIDS so he built a space colony to house the world's best and brightest and their families, so the scientists could research treatments for space AIDS, eventually making a deal with the most demonic satanic looking alien possible named Black Doom to get Black Arms DNA to use in the creation of Shadow The Hedgehog, ultimate life form, whose blood probably cures space AIDS. Before making Shadow, Gerald created the Biolizard. Both were inspired by old Angel Island murals where Super Sonic fights Perfect Chaos and the mech Eggman used in Sonic And Knuckles 3. There was also some bullshit with the Gizoids from a fighting game where Tails lives in a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon style house shaped like his own head? Were the Gizoids a product of Knuckles' people, who killed Chao trying to steal the power of the Master Emerald which pissed Chaos off, or the Nocturnus Clan who were retconned in later to be the "worse Echidnas" who were exiled into the Phantom Zone- I mean Shadow Realm- I mean Null Void- I mean Twilight Cage? Anyway Sonic is framed for the theft of a Chaos Emerald by the military and sent to Prison Island without trial by GUN, who's the UN but even more American and jewed because they killed absolutely everybody aboard the Space Colony ARK because they were afraid of Gerald, the Biolizard, and Shadow The Hedgehog. Shadow's pissed and wants revenge because GUN tampered with his memories and failed to accomplish anything with that because Gerald tampered with Shadow's memories to remove Shadow's memories of Maria's desire for him to protect the earth and its people, only leaving behind his rage at the humans for killing her. Rouge's presence in the story allows for a moment where Shadow saves her despite the mission but Knuckles doesn't really do anything in this story up until the end. Sonic and friends eventually go to space and defeat Eggman and Shadow, stopping the Space Colony Ark's Eclipse Cannon from firing on humanity. Whether Eggman's plan to destroy the entire planet was a bluff or not is never revealed. Whether Sonic was going to be visited by GUN in prison and offered the job to save the earth during this incident secretly or not is never revealed. And Gerald built the planetbusting laser into his space colony because he planned on betraying Black Doom, who wanted to return to earth in 50 years to devour humanity with the power of his Black Commet, which Gerald would shoot.

2010s sonic: Eggman drained Super Sonic and used his power to smash earth into pieces to unleash the dark half of Gaia but you fix it and basically show the spirit of the planet all the beauty on the earth worth fighting for. also Werewolf Sonic happened for a bit, they ripped off God Of War without playing it but these were good ideas.
Eggman makes a space amusement park powered by enslaved aliens. No story.
Generations had no story.
Lost World. No story. What the fuck was Lost World? If the Lost Hex was a hellish dimension it would suit the "baby's first demons" look of the Zeti's Deadly Six (are they the only Zeti? the only ones left? Why are they based on six of the seven sins? what happened to the missing one?) but nothing else fits this Mario 3D Land looking shitsthetic.
Forces was Generations 2 with less story. All the old baddies team up under Eggman and beat Sonic, who escapes jail with the aid of Customizable Avatar, they go back to earth and fix everything easily. Some villains aren't even fought ingame also Classic Sonic shows up because sega would only approve Mania if they forced it to advertise this atrocity. Somehow Eggman conquered the entire world with Sonic beaten, even though most sonic characters are as fast as him and usually stronger too just like Customizable Avatar and all of the infinite shit Eggman can produce turned out to be useless in the finale anyway. Eggman got infinite resources and an edgy illusions guy because someone at SEGA saw the Spider-Man movie/cartoon episode with Mysterio and said "ah, he uses virtual reality to create real things. I understand everything now." but didn't actually understand anything at all. Still nobody in japan can disagree with elderly japanese boomers if you want to keep working for them, so sega kept on... being sega. It will probably take even more generational turnover before the sonic franchise can get its shit together and make a good game.

And now, 2020 sonic:

BOTW reinvigorated the open-world ubisoft towers formula by revisiting Zelda 1 and making optional content truly optional. it made money so Sonic does what Nintendoes but worse. God I hope it isn't shit. And I hope it doesn't do anything I was planning on doing in the Sonic Adventure 3 plot I'm writing into my fighting game.
When I started wondering how to edit Lag Talagonis so instead of talking heads and text boxes you get the custom art and walls of text you'd see in visual novels like Tsukihime, and found myself more interested in the story and characters than the gameplay mechanics and map design, it started to dawn on me that this story of a wolf man and the horse girl he saved in a world ruled by Goblins would be better off as a book than a strategic role playing game.
You know what those jews at hollywood could have done to make new star wars good?
Cast the old fucks as the Star Wars characters we all know and love
Say they did decades of exciting adventures to later make tv shows or movies about
Luke met Ahsoka and they boned, old and prequel trilogy fans coom together in celebration
Give Luke and Ahsoka, Han and Leia many kids, the older kids matter to the plot and the younger kids are babies who play with star wars toys
This is a subtle advertisement for star wars toys. The heroes generations grew up on now have kids of their own, happy healthy families, and they raise their kids on star wars toys because if you've ever felt the urge to subconsciously or consciously emulate these characters now you want to buy these toys for you or your kids
Depict at least one museum where Old Luke and friends admire the museum exhibits including a screen showing CGI Luke and friends on epic adventures
This is a subtle advertisement for the upcoming Star Wars Clone Wars style tv show featuring Luke and Leia and Han and all the other Star Wars characters.
Old actors too old for most stunts? No problem! Just use CGI and voice actors or soundalikes, nobody will care that much about soy wars.
Star Wars could have been such a successful little mind worm convincing generations to keep consuming the brand. But no. Their woke indoctrination had to come first. Before the money. They didn't care how many new outfits they could make Luke wear even though each new outfit is a new Funko Pop. Just ask spiderman aka Iron Man Jr and that scene where he wore his suit inside out for the sake of a new Funko Pop. CGI Luke could have worn many new outfits. Sold many toys. Wielded a new lightsaber each episode with the excuse that he's testing new lightsaber models for a cute female yoda chick. The internet would have gone mad for that. Especially if she looked nothing like yoda. You know how the horny artists draw those little blue and purple elf midget bitches from League of Legends with their fat fuckin asses? Not my type (giantess mommy milf master race for life) but it's got its fans. Dress her like a fucking nerd with big glasses and a sweater and a pink lightsaber. The amount of coom flooding the streets and evaporating over time into our world's atmosphere would give a whole new meaning to the phrase 'cloud seeeing'. And every toy would be another piece of plastic for the disney corporation to sell to babies of any age. It's a good thing plastic doesn't release poisonous fumes when it melts or the world would probably be uninhabitable by now.
I'm certain that if love had a physical form, it would look like my girlfriend.
When you ask racists why the revolting niggers are having another chimp out
Sonic Frontiers is the best Sonic has been in decades and it's also a disappointing rushed shitshow full of jank physics and bad level design and fundamentally broken gameplay and fucking awful combat and bosses that WISH they had what MGR/Bayonetta had.

This franchise is personally disappointing to me. I used to have so much hope for the future of this character. Now... I feel it's stupid for me to feel personally invested in whether there are ever any good Sonic games again or not.

It's not Ian Flynn's fault, he did the best with the fucking retarded restrictions he was given.
And I can only assume this dumb shit is Sega's fault because I want to give people the benefit of the doubt and we all know how bad Sega is at everything. Balan Blunderworld sucked too, I blame the higher ups.
Sonic does everything while his friends stand around? Again? Better invent an excuse for that and make Sonic's goal saving them.
He did the best he could with that restriction.
But it shouldn't be a restriction forced onto him in the first place.
People resent "sonic's shitty friends" and want "muh solo sonica" because so few games get it right.
Look at Sonic GT and Utopia and even less good 3D games like Sonic World DX. 3D sonic can work without automation that fights for your controller like an impatient kid brother who sends you off a cliff. Sonic 3D has worked before. Multiple characters in a 3D Sonic game can work. People got sick of Sonic's friends because they hated being forced to play completely different inferior gameplay styles like treasure hunting and mech shooting to unlock optional Super Sonic or worse, more main story Sonic gameplay.
Nintendo hire this man is a meme.
People said Sega "hired this man" when we saw how bland and soulless and seemingly AI Generated Frontiers originally looked.
But last time Sega "hired this man" we got Sonic Mania.
That's the difference. Passion.
Nobody truly loves Mario like a Sonic fan loves Sonic. Even Sonic haters love Sonic.
And thanks to Mania, Sonic was cool again for a bit and so were his friends, because Sonic's friends were optional, not skippable or mandatory, optional.
People wished Amy was in it.
You could earn the Chaos Emeralds and Super Sonic without needing to redo old content as Knuckles or Gamma or Big The Cat.
Good gameplay made Ray fun and Mighty... inoffensive. He probably has his fans. I rate him bottom tier because all the other characters are better. But I don't hate him. Feels good to say.
I wish Vector was in Mania, air dashes are awesome and he's unusual for a Sonic character because instead of starting with Sonic as a base and then adding animal traits they designed an anthropomorphic amimal to suit the Sonic art style.

Sonic's games are so disappointing. I'm going to go replay my game to revitalize my passion for gaming. That always brightens my mood.
Smash bros is so "well designed and balanced" top tiers can carry players who dont even own their own copy of the game and the console to play it on for home practice.
Characters like Meta Knight, smash 4 Cloud and Bayo, Smash 5 Steve and Kazuya and Rob and Pyssra are so braindead easy it hurts.
There is a parallel universe where this game wasn't designed by elderly japanese boomers and/or committee and the smash franchise wanted to evolve instead ot stagnating and relying on cameos and nostalgia.
A universe where this game has enough high skill mechanics to allow for player expression, where tournaments can separate the best players from the worst through competition.
If you took a smash ultimate top tier and ported him directly into Rivals Of Aether he would be a broken top tier banned from most tournamente despite typically lacking any kind of intellectual big brain gameplan involving setplay, stage control, projectile manipulation, careful spacing, state manipulation, meter management, or status effects.
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I was thinking about Code Geass because it's a story about a rebellion and I'm writing one of those. But Code Geass did a lot wrong and I want to avoid making those mistakes in my work.

I don't know how much of it you're familiar with but basically Lelouch Vi Britannia is an exiled Britannian (british-controlled america, brits moved there when they lost britain to france, the EU are tards and Britannia has conquered over a third of the world) prince who faked his death and started pretending to be a "normal" teen genius named Lelouch Lamperouge at a boarding school for the rich in Japan, now renamed Area 11 because Britannia conquered Japan for the Sakuradite, a mineral that makes a lot of energy and is perfect for powering giant robots. Suzaku's a student there and a soldier for the Britannian army. Lelouch finds a can of gas that turns out to be full of ass, it contains the prisoner C2's who's an immortal hot babe with green hair and the power to give people Geass, a personality-based psychic superpower that manifests as an ironic wish fulfilled. Lelouch's dad hated lies and viewed strength as the only true and right thing that matters, so he gains the power to make strength irrelevant and force people to believe lies by fucking with their memories. Lelouch who loves freedom gets the power to mind-control people once per person, and he unites Japanese rebel groups under himself as the mysterious masked "Zero".

Suzaku serves the empire that's oppressing his people because he's a fucking moron.

That's it, that's what my post was building towards.

I'm sorry, I have to say it.

This might take a while.
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There is no coherent ideological basis for this whiny hypocrite to act the way he does, nor does anyone ever call him out on it. He doesn't work as a good rival for the hero who challenges him physically, mentally, and morally, because Suzaku is bullshit. He's a super strong naive moron with plot armour and a superior super mech better than everyone else's. He doesn't work with an elite team and hold them back from committing atrocities by making himself their moral compass. He wasn't tempted by the devil's easy road to power and corrupted on his road to a better world, he just serves the current regime because he somehow got convinced it's better to loyally serve a regime exploiting and oppressing his own people despite his low chance of upward mobility (zero chance if not for Lelouch killing pretty much everyone in Suzaku's way) instead of openly rebelling against the regime.

I think the writing was harmed by Suzaku's hypocrisy. It's like he only believes it's wrong to break laws when he or the ruling powers aren't the ones breaking them. And he never fucks his evil allies over for acting immorally, because he doesn't take his own morality seriously enough despite being unbearably self-righteous about it when it comes to Lelouch. Suzaku would have died early on at the hands of the empire he serves at least twice over if not for Lelouch breaking laws and killing to save Suzaku, yet he stubbornly refused to join Lelouch.

There wasn't a coherent ideological difference between the heroes. It's not like when Light viewed himself as a condemned man who wrote more names in the Death Note than anyone else before expecting to be killed, only to end up not killed, deciding he's come too far to do anything besides keep going and keep doing what "only he" could do, meanwhile for L this is all just another case and Light is just another asshole and he'll break any and all laws to see Light arrested because "He's probably Kira, I just have to prove it for some reason even though laws don't apply to me". Okay, fine, Death Note wasn't smart either. But it tried harder with its rival than Code Geass did when it wrote Suzaku.

Suzaku just decided he wanted to serve an empire he had no good reason to serve. He talks like he's a naive idealist when he babbles about how "rebellion costs lives and breaking laws is wrong and bloodshed is bad" yet he serves the bloodiest empire on the planet and plans to become its top enforcer all so that one country, his one, can be freed on the condition that he keeps serving as "The Knight Of One" once every other numbered Knight is dead or out of his way. He never even considers how many innocent lives would be lost in his quest to take away the freedom of others to "earn" his freedom from those who took it away in the first place. He serves the evil empire as hard as he can, even though it tries to throw him under the bus and kill him early on and only Lelouch's intervention saves him, time and time again. Suzaku wants to be King Charles's top dog, The Knight Of One, so he can be rewarded with total control over Japan so he can free it. But he had no hope in hell of getting that job before Lelouch got involved and started killing his bosses with the kind of open rebellion that inspires others to join in and stand up and fight. Suzaku keeps talking like Lelouch betrayed him and their ideals, but none of it ever goes anywhere interesting. Suzaku doesn't feel real. He doesn't feel like a real person with a real ideology, or even a fictional one, with any kind of consistent logic. He feels like a hackneyed plot device that exists to contrive problems for Lelouch, just like so many other elements of this story.

Maybe if they introduced Euphemia's plan (making Area 11 a "Special Administrative Zone" where the colonized Britannians get most of their rights back- wait, no, her plan was to make ONE such zone in Area 11 and eventually make more, I'd change that to make her want all of Japan fully freed) earlier on... Or maybe if they made Suzaku and Euphemia part of a group of Britannians who wanted to install Euphemia as the new Empress with an internal coup, it could have given Suzaku a reason to think there's anything salvageable about the empire and any reason to fight for it. He could tell himself a coup isolated to killing the worst leaders and putting nicer people in charge of the world is better than open rebellion and all the dead soldiers it costs. The idea that any corrupt kingdom or aristocracy or empire would be fine as long as the "correct" person in charge is a common delusion, after all. I personally believe authority should come from the consent of the governed, not the threat of force. People should have the freedom to live their own lives as they see fit, rule themselves and choose who leads them. I know we're all supposed to say nazi stuff here like "I hate niggers!" but after a racist regime frees white people from jew+nigger+mudslime slavery I would love to see the regime transition into one that reduces taxes, ends the fed, and allows people to protect their freedoms while rejecting centralized power. People who disagree with me on what rights I should have as a moral free individual can either take it up with the business end of my 3D Printer or fuck right off and govern the dystopian nightmare of their dreams elsewhere as long as it's only governing consenting people who actually want to live that way. Whether the King is nice or evil doesn't change the fact that nobody should be forced into a life of eternal serfdom for any kingdom, or forced into an arranged marriage for any kingdom, or drafted and forced into wars for any kingdom, whether this kingdom is called an empire or union or something else entirely. The natural rights of people should be respected. What rights do people have if they don't have those rights? What good is a ruler if he won't protect and respect those rights, and allow his people to protect themselves?
Giving Suzaku an arc where he starts as the "Empire is fine as long as my girlfriend rules it" guy and grows into "Lelouch is right, he's not just blinded by vengeance, this empire really does need to be dismantled" would make him an interesting character. What is it with Japanese media and rejecting this basic story arc in favor of "oooo who's right and who's wrong? omg I'm 14 and this is DEEP! Chaos or Order? Rebellion or Regime? I have no strong feelings one way or the other but please buy merch where these characters are opposed!"?

Taking Suzaku from a naive idealist who rejects Lelouch to a smart idealist who understands the complicated reality of rebellion against overwhelming military force and the society that enables it would have been an interesting arc for Suzaku, and it would have made him a lot more believable.

The arc that I would want to see from him would be him coming to realize what really matters is the people, not the will of those in charge or the laws they write to benefit themselves or the systems they create to keep themselves in charge. A story about going from the type of guy who decries rebellion for its human cost to understanding the human cost of not rebelling against tyranny. When the only voice given is that of the monarchy, aristocracy, empire, or any other kind of inherently unjust nonconsensual heirarchy, people who want to be free have to free themselves. It would be a story about freeing the people so that they can speak for themselves. Sure, that might get in the way of all the contrived moments in Code Geass that exist for the spectacle of characters laughing like madmen and pulling deus ex machinas and diablous ex machinas out of theiir asses, but it would make the story smarter.

If it were me writing that story, I would make Euphemia a good person being manipulated and controlled by Britannians who present themselves as "the good ones" but seek to increase their own power over the empire and would naturally reject any attempt on Euphemia's part to reduce that power. The Britannians who helped her get on the throne would want to use her as a puppet for their own agenda, like how Long Feng and the Dai Li from Avatar used the Earth King. When Euphemia takes the throne and tries to do good, her advisors who hold the real power refuse to let her, and threaten to replace or kill her should she stray from their plans or tell Suzaku who holds the real power in this empire. If she were to become empress she would have to realize there is more to an organization than its head, realize that the system is inherently unjust and unfair, so she would become a force for positive change by growing up and putting away her childish notions of being the beloved nice good empress. And it would be during this process that Suzaku would start to realize that in order to be a force of good you cannot submit to the corrupt system, you must rebel against it. This would be a great story about how good people can be used by bad systems if they are misguided. And really, with Britannian culture so obsessed with dominance, right after a coup to kill their Emperor and install his puppet neice, how many Britannians would aid a second coup that seeks to abolish all checks and balances holding the monarchy back just so that the ruling monarch can end monarchy and the lineage of noble bloodlines, and free the Areas Britannia controls, depriving countless poliiticians and royal family members of their jobs and their power in the process while "Making the sacrifices of soldiers meaningless" as the politicians would put it when they try to weaponize the families left behind by soldiers they drafted and happily sacrificed in great numbers? Euphemia would have to grow up, and so would Suzaku.
I would have Suzaku start out as a reluctant partner in order to ensure the safety of Euphemia. He's her guard, not a Britannian dog who can be ordered about and told who to kill. And over time he could come to see the injustices present in the system and realize that the only way to free people from the oppression of a ruling class is to dissolve that class and bring down its systems, structures and organizations so that the people will be free to rule themselves. That it's okay and necessary to bring the walls of a corrupt structure down even if that structure brings riches and power to you personally. That a world free of those walls will be better than a world with the walls, even if you personally are powerful within those walls. He would hate the compromises the system forces himself and Euphemia to make, and eventually come to understand Lelouch was right. I think after Lelouch successfully kills King Charles Zi Britannia, when these two naive idealists Suzaku and Euphemia get a first-hand demonstration of the control that Britannia exert over them and see how their actions are not able to change the way the empire is run, even if she is the emperor, they would be able to see first-hand that Britannia is a society with a rigid structure that cannot be changed by a simple change in command, and that to truly change the empire they would have to remove the structure that creates it and replace it with something better, with something that prioritizes the freedom and agency of the individual rather than elite breeding and noble houses and conquest that makes your rulers richer and absolute slavish obedience to hierarchy.

I think a major turning point in their arc could be the realization that to change things you have to take action. Even if it means giving up blackmail power by airing all the Empire's dirty secrets and spreading the truth about their world. Even if it's action that you would be punished for if you got caught. That you can't hide behind the excuse that it's the wrong thing to do, that you have to be willing to make sacrifices and do the difficult thing to make a real change. And when this arc comes to an end they could make a conscious decision to rebel and take down the empire in spite of the risks it poses to themselves because they are willing to sacrifice everything in the pursuit of a better world. It might be a good time for Suzaku to confront his own hypocrisy. His own refusal to break the rules and to submit to his higher ups. It is only in confronting Suzaku's inner hypocrisy that he would realize that he has been fighting for a system that does not allow him to be free. He comes to see that his ideals for a better world cannot be realized by a system that demands conformity and obedience at all costs, and that a better world can only come from rebellion and destruction of the system of oppression that denies individuals the right to decide if they wish to submit themselves to a power structure or choose freedom.

Suzaku and Euphemia would realize that Britannia has fundamental flaws in its structure, and that their values and beliefs are incompatible with it. It would be a choice between choosing to bring the system down to build a better one (rebellion) or supporting the system for the perks it gives them as useful puppets/attack dogs respectively (royalty). It would be a great story about how good people can be misguided by systems. But also how good people can reject a system that is incompatible with their values and beliefs and choose a path of rebellion for the sake of love. And that would lead directly into Lelouch and Suzaku's arc, where Lelouch gets over his personal anger and all the flaws holding him back through great effort, and they realize that the true rebellion is a rebellion against power itself, a rebellion against systems and structures and traditions that define what people must be and what they are allowed to do based on their family or social class. That their society as it is is fundamentally designed to keep people in their place, and is resistant to change. To break these systems down and create something new from them is what true rebellion looks like. Evolving your Geass into a Code to give up the Corrupted Wish Superpower and gain immortality, it should represent mental evolution, spiritual growth, personal fulfillment, an awakening to the truth of the world and a vow to rebel the right way. Their story had so much potential, but it was squandered so Code Geass could do the most shocking and dramatic things the author could think of, not the smartest things I could think of with the benefit of hindsight.

And that's everything. What do you think?
Also I can't fucking believe the new Fire Emblem seems to be doing "Evil Marth with red hair".

My videos for my fangame Fire Emblem: Full Frontal Assault used Eirika and a red-haired evil Eirika because that was literally the easiest option for a villain you can talk to besides a default generic enemy without a unique portrait.

Forget calling it, I did it first. Evil Eirika, Anti-Eirika, Akirie, whatever I called her. Pallete swap.

I did this as a joke because it was easy and I wasn't taking the game's plot seriously at all as I'm saving all my effort for the deep rebellion story.
They could have made Civilization Beyond Earth better if instead of tying technologies to ideological affinity points, making every game linear and repetitive because of the technologies you are forced to research in specific orders, they added Affinity Choices to these technologies where you can decide how these technologies are applied by your people upon their discovery.
For example, develop a food growth lab. You can decide whether you want
>more food for everyone (Purity)
>superior high energy food for the elites at the cost of reducing food quality for everyone else (Supremacy)
>inferior food with reduced environmental harm (Harmony)

Rediscover nukes?
>nuclear power plants (purity)
>nuclear weapons (supremacy
>anti nuclear airborne bacteria canister launchers (harmony)

Discover brain-computer link technology?
>develop video games and online hubs for communication like what Earth used to have (Purity)
>forbid all VR media that does not advance this high tech cyborg state's goals (Supremacy)
>brainwash "deviants" into loving harmony through traumatic VR experiences with intense biases (harmony)
Still funny how it only took one Sonic game to go from "Movie Boost Aura is an optional cosmetic!" to "That's just how his boost looks now. No you can't turn it off. No I don't know what The Flash is."
Horoscope? More like whores cope. Lmao gottem.
Is it normal for people who were sexually abused as children to feel disgusted with themselves whenever they try to do anything sexual or get into anything sexual?
Asking because ny parents raped me as a child and I had more than a few horny gropey old hags for teachers over the years.
I suppose. Even adult victims can experience similar feelings.
I met someone who was also raped as a child by that someone's parents and we talked a lot. Turns out that whole "It's a coin flip whether I am feeling asexual or hypersexual or relatively normal today" thing is a common symptom of being molested as a kid. I thought it was just a personality trait I have, and I've hated myself for it for a long time. When I am feeling hypersexual my coping mechanism is to try and ignore it. Looking at beautiful but unsexy pictures, listening to music to try and make myself feel any other emotion, focusing on my work, anything else. Trying to distract myself. Before nofap my coping mechanism was cooming buckets over big titty anime bitches until my genitals are sore and those disgusting urges were washed away to be replaced with shame and disgust and I could function for the rest of the day or actually get some sleep at night. I had a vibrating sucking fleshlight and a horse vagina fleshlight that fits my size better but didn't vibrate or suck, and I bought those wearable cock things for men on impulse, one horse and one wolf with a fat knot, but I don't think I'll ever have the confidence to mention them to my girl and ask if she wants to see if they work. I don't want to be a coomer any more. I am trying to live a life without sin. No degeneracy allowed. But now that I know that trait was the result of trauma I should probably stop hating myself for it. At least now I feel better about those times I told my girl I was too tired for sex because I exercised too hard. I don't know if I can tell my girl I was raped as a kid. Women usually think less of men after they know they're vulnerable people sometimes. But my girl's smarter than that and kinder too. But I don't want to risk losing her. I wish I could convince her to do more with her big brain. She's easily the most intelligent person I've ever met. If I wasn't ashamed of myself for liking ponies and fantasy shit I'd ask her for help with writing ponies and fantasy shit and then I'd probably have some of the best writing on the planet. You should read what she writes, she uses all sorts of great words and she's created tons of tragic fucked up characters. She doesn't make me feel embarassed for liking this shit, by the way, because she doesn't know how deep I've gone into it. I feel embarassed for liking it because it's not as perfect as her. I want to present myself as a perfect person, but unlike my whore retard parents I don't lie about myself or deny my mistakes. I enjoy self-improvement. Making mistakes means finding new opportunities to grow and learn and improve. Time separates the master from the novice, and the fact that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried. But whenever my girl sees me playing Fire Emblem (I am playing the whole series out of order. I had higher hopes before this started. I'm glad I had FE Tactics on the GBA as a kid instead of this) I skip the dialogue and cutscenes so she doesn't see any of the hyper-tropey cliche dialogue and hornybait characters with bad dialogue. Jesus fucking christ the harder these characters fellate the blank slate protagonist the more I want to sink into my own shadow and cringe so hard I compress myself and all of reality into a multiverse obliterating singularity. Doki doki bitcherwhore club is less embarassing than this because at least that game called horny VN novels inherently fake and inspired their fanbase to write happy endings for girls designed to parody VN tropes, take cliches to their logical conclusion including the cliche of fucking with the fourth wall for fake depth, and never truly find happiness.
I can't say this in the writing thread but I think the real problem is that this project is fundamentally a bad idea. Like trying to write a Pokemon Mystery Dungeon fic about rape. When people play a fire emblem fangame they expect more fire emblem, not something different in tone and gameplay. Mature topics involving the real world are too complicated for kids aged 40 who say "oh my god Splatoon and Sonic Adventure 2 and Fire Emblem are the darkest things ever. Did you know Splatoon takes place in a post apocalyptic future after the fall of mankind, Shadow watched Maria die, and Hanneman's sister got fucking molested and forced to bear several children? People are, like, dead, and sometimes raped!" That target audience just isn't ready for a darker concept like "countless women and men and kids were raped across europe this week in the real world, most people will never know their names, and the perpetrators have the jewish system's power enabling them and protecting them, and Marth isn't real". They just aren't ready to hear that sentence.
You know what sucks about being raped as a child? A lot of things. I was raped as a child. And teen and preteen. But one thing that pisses me off is that whenever I feel like talking about it, I think... what if someone likes hearing me talk about it? What if I talk to another person who gets my guard down by saying all the right things and telling me what I never knew I wanted to hear only for him to start fucking with me? What if someone wants to hear more details about how my mom used to suck me off and jack me off until it started to hurt, sometimes in front of my dad, and how my parents made me dance naked for them, because they're perverts who enjoy reading about this sort of thing? What if I'm being manipulated again?
I love Devil May Cry and I love naming the hardest difficulty in my games "X must die".
Dagdar Must Die, Dorcas Must Die, Pikachu Must Perish, it's always hilarious.
But if I name a difficulty mode Critical Brain Trauma, that's CBT.
And that's fucking hilarious.
Lmao nice.
It's really deep how Kill La Kill set up Satsuki as the antagonist at first, before we met the reason why she was that way. She wants to dominate her school, make an army, separate people by class, get the best at the top and empowered over all others, war with other schools and conquer places ruled by other things like money aka comically worthless fiat currency(Takarada's fun bucks), sort people by their strength, perpetuate the dominance heirarchy, all so that she can defeat her mother.
Her mother embodies dominance and takes Satsuki's shit up to 11 to say "This is where this leads, and this is where the system takes the people it grooms". Her goal isn't just to take over some land or kill a few people. It's to take over the world, absorb it with her parasitic Life Fibers, rob everyone of their individuality. Her system is a system of soulless inhuman obedience and inhumans fanatically loyal to her. She's a fucking Jew pedophile, she rapes her own daughter and everything, discarding her other daughter for seemingly being useless to her parasitic cause, and she's got a genetically engineered test tube baby with mental problems.
Nudist Beach are cannon fodder for much of the story because they refuse to use the primary means to obtain power and further evolution in this world: Life Fibers. They're nudists, but when they want to be more of a threat they wear something like those DTRs.
Ryuko relies on her own strength at first, and her own dogged determination so mighty she won't think twice about sacrificing blood to get stronger or cutting her clothes to blind a foe, but the bonds she makes, the friends she makes, this unity, it's a force that can overcome anything, make allies out of old enemies once you understand them and their point of view. Even give you epic anime powerups and the strength necessary to face down the "absolute dominance" of the jew and intimidate it with a glare.
The author probably thought he was saying something deep about what jews say fascism is, fassho aka fashion is like fascism maaaaaaan, hurr durr dominance heirarchies are inherently unjust, let's get naked together because free love can beat the system, et cetera a la resetera.
It's a lovely thought, this idea that villains are just misunderstood people doing what they think is right and doing their best in their situation, but it would take deprogramming experts running camps to cure leftists of all the lies they've ever believed, and their vile reasons for choosing to believe obvious lies and work full-time for free to uphold them aren't something you can just magic away.
But it makes for a fun lighthearted story.
So, how much did you play honkai?
I've been slow at it as usual. But I gotta say, this is suprisingly good, probably the best thing chinks have put out. I know it eventually goes to shit tho. Unless it was in fact, retconned hard later on. But am not getting my hopes up.

The story is nevertheless pretty solid up to this point. Do recommend checking it out. Although with reasonable expectations.
>ID didn't changed this time
Good news, my wife grew her hair out for me and she let me braid her hair! I don't know the proper terms but I braided her hair down like she's got big floppy bunny ears over her regular ears. It's extremely cute.

Also lmao I got a gay message from a friend

>Your favourite vtuber claims to be a socially awkward girl who cant show her face but can finally show her true self now that she is anonymous, and after all that "Vtubing is empowering women and I want to be a hero to all the shy girls out there just like me" talk
>turns out before this she was a beautiful egirl who sold nudes and selfies without a hint of shame or shyness before she noticed being a mostly fully clothed anime oppai loli or oppai milf who talks about cock playing minecraft became more profitable
>every fucking time

I am glad I dont care about vtubers any more. Caring about all this celebrity shit seems exhausting. It's hard enough keeping track of all the family members and other people in the lives of all the people I like now. She hates when I mix up her family members or forget which one is which but in my defense she has a lot of them. I'm going to give her more some day. I think remembering things about those ones will be easier.
I haven't played Honkai Impact yet but I've been playing a lot of Rivals Of Aether while working on my newest ROA OC. Testing some weapon ideas out for my stylish fighting game idea.
Oh I see. Am talking more about the story than anything else btw.
>I am glad I dont care about vtubers any more.
Great. Caring about e-celebs or actual celebs in general is retarded. There are some fun highlights clips. But actually sitting through one of their streams is an utter waste of time.


You mean, fiancee?
>Triple Hitler dubs.
That's it. You must oblige now.
Yeah, her.
I'll look into that Honkai Impact story and tell you what I think about it. Might also play it if there is no excessive grind or gacha.
I started playing a Pokemon Ballslocke randomized nuzlocke but then I stopped because the game was slow shit and after spending so much time with Pokemon Pink going back to slow canon Pokemon is suffering even with the game at 400% speed or more and the fastest text speed hacked in. The added "1 faint is one death and one lost team slot" rule never matters if you just never die.

I'm making good progress on my sonic game and I designed a pretty cool opening segment for my next Pokemon game with a small local rental Pokemon tournament and just a little backstory before the villains show up and do evil deeds. The gamecube games certainly have their issues but if the grind was reduced Shadow Pokemon would be a great way to ensure certain powerful pokemon can be caught at a level relevant to the current challenges without needing to make wild areas full of countless pokemon per route. Though I'd probably recode it so the shadow Pokemon is given to you when you win and can't be caught in the middle of the fight. Or code battles so the winner gets to take one Pokemon from the loser. Battles like that in Pokemon Pink were fun as hell.

I wish there was an open source Pokemonlike engine. It could be made in Linux, then it could run on a ton of shit and if it could load content packs in a row like how Fallout NV loaded mods, making that dream Pokemon game with all regions would be as easy as assigning teams to recreate different regions and then loading each one into the same mod folder of your project. No need to deal with RPG Maker's size limits, inability to compile games over a certain size, other technical limitations, lag, and shit system where if you import maps into a new project every warp gets fucked up. Every staircase, every cave ladder, every door, every teleporter, they all send you to the wrong places because they're using numbers that were incremented by however many maps were already in your project file. All the best hack patches could be recreated in that engine as patches for this engine. And making new content would be faster and easier. No need for old dodgy sites with broken links to get incomplete sets of external hacking tools. Nobody would need to use fucking ruby. The Open Pokemon engine could come with its own tools for making the files it recognizes as pokemon, maps with NPCs, battles, and so on. People could pass around files and copypasted code for their rivals and NPCs, the engine could be programmed to understand Pokemon Showdown team builder code to save time, combining the fakemon from two separate projects into one game would be easy, it would be epic.

Hell, you could even use the engine for entirely different games. And if the engine has netplay, we have our Pokemon Showdown killer with more Other Metagames and custom banlists than PS and PSlikes ever would. And a Union Room inspired by Guilty Gear or Thems Fighting Herds lobbies plus lobbyless ranked and unranked matchmaking queues. I love when games let me talk to people in lobbies and rooms and run around challenging people or whatever while also waiting in a universal matchmaking queue.

Right now if you want to make pokemon game content your choices with essentials and romhacking have downsides a fully open source linux engine wouldn't. Romhacking is a bitch prone to corrupting and essentials has too many technical limitations and doesn't run on original hardware or anything like it. But the Steam Deck can run linux, other consoles can run Linux, most handheld fake GBAs or whatever can probably run linux. The RetroPi might even be able to run OpenPokemon. Or maybe it would need a ARM port first.
In an early version of Pokemon Pink there was going to be a letter to my dead little sister but I deleted it because the internet probably wouldn't appreciate it.

Mega Man Rock N Roll ended with this letter to the creator's dead dad and it made me want to cry.

I remember spending time with my dead little sister before she died. I don't have any good memories of my pervert parents or the shit places they forced me into. But I remember liking my sister on the days when she decided to be my sister first and my parents daughter second, having a good time with me instead of reporting everything to her parents hoping for a reward. I remember times when I'd swipe food from the kitchen downstairs and eat it with my sister in her room. Or my room. Times when she'd cry on my shoulder and times when I'd cry on hers. Biting into a block of cheese like it was an apple. Eating biscuits. We'd talk about all the places we would visit together some day and all the things we would do when we were old enough to run away together and get real jobs and live somewhere better. I remember these books about faraway places, sometimes fake ones. Pictures, text, descriptions of food... whether it made a real country or some made up place full of fairies and elves sound amazing didnt matter. It wasn't where we lived, a hellish pit of shit surrounded by pointlessly cruel assholes. We'd read the books together. We'd read other books together. She'd make all these lists of places we could go and trace maps onto her notebook and draw lines everywhere for our travel route and forget which direction went what way sometimes. We'd play video games and she'd ask me to take over during the harder parts. She had nightmares about Orxon in Ratchet and Clank and the Elephant's Graveyard in Kingdom Hearts and that fat sack of bugs from Nightmare Before Christmas who sounded like a nigger. She mained Zelda in smash bros melee. In smash I mained Samus, and I'd throw matches sometimes if I felt she was improving and deserved this win. She got scared of Slenderman so I put together a shit game where you can shoot him and oogie boogie and playing it made her feel better.

I remember making this shit Super Mario World knockoff featuring her and I as playable characters, she wanted her character to have infinite double jumps so the game would be a cakewalk if you played as her. We hadnt played a single kirby game at that point so we didnt know a game had already beaten us to that punch. I gave my character a sword and Spindash because Sonic and Mega Man are cool. I remember Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Heroes races with my sister. I remember taking turns playing a Sonic Heroes level and seeing who can beat it faster, she'd pick Team Rose and I'd pick team sonic or team dark as a handicap. She loved the bobsled races in Heroes. And Sonic Riders, too. And Spyro, especially the speedways. She was autistic but my parents didnt want her diagnosed like I was. We came up with a symbol language for our notes in case anyone broke into our house and stole our notebooks and ripped us off. Don't look at me like that, we were kids.

I wish I had racing games she could play but I didnt have a lot of games or a wide selection of them. It depended on whatever we found in the second hand store or preowned bargain bin. Hard to believe we seriously found Melee and SA2 and a cheap gamecube in the bargain bin but back then dipshits chose second hand stores over online auctions. If mom ever caught us eating I said my sister didnt eat anything and I was eating everything and trying to tempt her into misbehaving, that way my parents only attacked me instead of her. I remember my sister going from having a crush on Tails The Fox and Aang to having a crush on Shadow The Hedgehog and Zuko. She had this notebook she took from school and hid under her bed and filled with doodles. Kingdom Hearts OCs, Naruto OCs, Fakemon, all sorts of stuff. Even fanfiction she didnt want to put online for fear of getting hate mail. Sometimes she'd throw these paper plates around her room with Axel's chakram designs drawn on them. She was a kid. She was my kid sister. I miss her.

But my parents got to her, broke her down, gaslit her while I wasn't there. Made her feel guilty about being a jobless child in education just because my parents were wasteful wiggers who cant handle money responsibly. Blamed me for how they had to move once they couldnt steal my benefit money any more, even though they sabotaged my life by forcing me to spend extra years in a useless daycare school for retards full of abusers who hated me for not being retarded just so my parents could get extra money from the govt meant for me. My parents made her give up on all her hopes and dreams and get a job sweeping the hair off some muslim barber's floor. My parents made her resent who she used to be and embrace being theirs. Now she tells herself it's childish to dream and I'm "just a dumb disabled lying kid who never grew up" for teaching himself everything, escaping his abusers, creating video games and animations, having a career with the possibility of upwards mobility, and succeeding despite the best efforts of everyone in my IRL life I've ever met. She could have left too. Nobody ever threatened her life and forced her to say "My dumb disabled oversensitive brother is lying and my parents are good people" every time someone asked me about my bruises. My parents didnt have blackmail material on her. It was just easier for her to be theirs than it was for her to be her own person. And no matter how hard I try to move on, I still miss her.

I still miss those good moments when she wasn't helping my parents abuse me and reporting everything I did to them hoping they'd reward her for saying something after they hurt me. My sister chose to be an awful person to me. And she chose to give up on her potential. But I miss her. I can't make myself hate her even though that would make everything feel simpler. I still miss her.
>Might also play it if there is no excessive grind or gacha.
Don't have to worry about that. Each mission has predefined characters, half the time you get a bunch to choose from.
Your actual Valkyries which you upgrade and shit, are not really allowed in the main story.
They are in the first chapters, but it's pretty much irrelevant given the weaker enemies early on.
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That is a very upsetting story and I'm sorry that happened to you and your sister. Being able to mourn for her is important, so if you word the letter sufficiently vaguely I think you should include it. Don't care about what others think about you, care about what's truly important to you.

Also, the thread has moved past bump limit so you might want to consider a continuation thread.
I've read all of your posts on the matter. Sorry for not commenting on what happened. I just feel like I don't have anything of value to add.
But I should've said something at least.
Am sorry for what happened fren. Despite your flaws, you are a good goy Anon. You guys deserved better.
>Also, the thread has moved past bump limit so you might want to consider a continuation thread.
There's nothing wrong with that idea. But I think he continued past bump limit this long thanks to the claims of Narcissism.
>ID finally changes
Why live?
I don't want my thread to pop up on the front page whenever I post in it. It should only be viewed by people who want to come here.
Also I recently had a taxi driver from Poland who was still learning english. While waiting for the taxi some guy in a town hall invited me into the warmth and I helped them set up TVs and game consoles for a youth club, they had a PS2 and I told them about Free MC Boot and a list of multiplayer games the kids might like. Guilty Gear was on the list. Their collection of ps2 games wasnt great, but it will become infinite as soon as they download and install it. The old man works full time then comes home for barely half an hour before going out for charity stuff.
I love helping out charity stuff like this. Did I ever tell you about that time I baked a meat pie for a church near here that was feeding the homeless? In the moment when baking that pie I felt "This isn't enough. What am I thinking? I'm pissing in the rain here and pretending I'm part of the storm. This isnt enough. Nobody will care. I'm not helping enough". But I brought that nice hot pie to the church and seeing these people, knowing I helped them, it felt right. I think I'll make this a regular thing. There were so many homeless people. And old people who didnt look homeless, talking to each other or a family member or two. They were here because this is warm and their homes are not.
Those fucking Jews... I will never forgive them. Even if they turned everything around and decided to be a force for good in the world, we will know they only did it out of fear of the white man awakening, and when they think the white man is asleep they are happy to rape his wife and rape his daughter and cut his sons cock off and freeze his granny and poison everyone until they pull the pfizer pirrouette like they're searching for God in their final moments.
Anyway the taxi shows up and phones me and I got into the taxi. He doesn't speak english very well. And there's no shame in that because he's white. He's clearly trying.
"Its okay. English is a hard language. I tried learning Japanese. It was too hard for me."
"Yeah. I liked anime when I was younger. Japanese cartoons like Naruto."
"Never heard of it."
"One Piece, Code Geass, Death Note, Pokemon..."
"No. No pokemon. I dont play games. No more, its stupid. I play game... jump game, old game. Long ago. No more."
"Was it Donkey Kong?"
"No, its go right game. Go right three days, not done. I tell my kids, no game. Watch tv. Polish comedian. Football. Factory. Youtube. Science blow shit up show. Car show, top gear. Watch anything else."
"Was the game Sonic? Mario?"
"Mario! Mahrio? Marryo? Him. I play... three days. Three days and not done. Videogames are stupid. I'm 58! I had boat! I fish boat! I have kids! Waste of time."
"Yeah. I watch this youtuber who plays online games designed to steal real money from players."
"Yeah." I said a line about MMORPGs he didnt get, then I realized my mistake so I talked simpler. "Imagine a car racing game. The racers get points they can spend on buying new cars. The winner gets more points. You dont get paid real money for racing. But you have to pay real money to get the best cars. Otherwise you cant win. Its not even close. Like a ferrari or formula one racecar racing a bike."
He laughs. "A bike!"
"Yeah. Everyone else buys the best cars to win. They cheat like that. And if you dont cheat like them, you lose."
"Do they get money back?"
"Thats shit. Thats stealing. Shit game. Poker but you always lose."
Poker but you always lose. What a great way to view these games!
"Yeah, exactly. You pay to get in the casino, you pay to win, but whether you win or lose you cant make any real money back. The online games are like that but you are knights with swords who fight dragons. And to get the best swords, you need to spend money or play for 100 hours."
"100 hours! 100 hours... its too much."
"Yeah. You play for 100 hours to become a stronger knight. Then you fight the same dragons over and over. Five men, or ten men, or fourty men, all working together to kill one dragon twice a night, every night. Takes two hours every time. All for the small chance that you might find a better sword this time, and maybe get to keep it."
"Hundred hours..." he repeated, thinking to himself. "Fuck."

I agree. We also talked about how the tv license is a scam.
At first trying to talk simply felt awkward. I sounded like a guy trying hard not to swear. But felt natural over time. Car arrives home, I pay, I get out. I come home and say hi to someone, still speaking simply, I ask how her day was, she assumes the worst and hugs me because why else would I be talking so unusually? God she really cares about me a lot. I try not to cry in her arms. Even after all this time, affection is something new and beautiful. She laughed when I told her I was just still stuck in simple speak mode because I was talking to a guy still learning english.
I know a guy who said learning Toki Pona helped him think clearer. When he feels stressed, he switches his brain and thinks in that simple language where there is no rarity scale.
That language is too simple. It feels incomplete.
You don't hear "Gargantuan tree" in that language and think "Did he just say gargantuan? Nobody says gargantuan. Rare word. Four fucking syllables of effort there. Must be bigger than a big one, to justify the use of that word". Not in that language.
If it's good for him, good for him. But Toki Pona seems retarded to me. If you're making a conlang it should be a better form of english for faster communication and densely packing more info into books while minimizing opportunities for miscommunication. Not just making up random rules for no reason to make your fictional world feel more like Tolkien's or trying to create a language so simple even niggers can speak most of it. Translate an english novel into TP and important shit is lost in translation.
Not just a regional dialect cultural thing that can be localized like how Japanese media with "Idiots from Osaka" are given redneck or brooklyn accents in the english dub, or Phoenix Wright was moved to America from Japan and Nine Tales Vale, Los Angeles is said to be full of Japanese immigrants.
Some other old guy talked to me today while waiting for his wife to buy him a panini. Coronation chicken with cheese and pickles. He hates the BBC license fee and refuses to pay it. He likes Lord of the rings and hates the new show. You love to see it, folks. But when he said his wife carries the money in case of muggers, that was cringe. Should carry something the cops dont want you to have, conceal it well, and act natural so you never get searched. That's how you keep your wife safe.