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- Sun, 15 Mar 2020 13:21:48 EST 4OtQpDnp No.750361
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I just finished a few of the starfox command (for the ds) endings. I don't know, I really like the game. Maybe I didn't hate it because it's the first star fox game I ever played. The main complaints are that the levels are very repetitive... and they are, but I don't mind it since I like the gameplay a lot. And the other complaint is that the story is atrocious, but I think it's so bad it's good. It's like a deviant art soap opera with star fox and crystal bitching and crying all the time, it's really, really bad and unintentionally funny. Doesn't help that the art is awful (the drawings).
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Kessler - Sun, 15 Mar 2020 14:55:12 EST jSVdA87p No.750362 Reply
>>750361
Crackdown.
Sure it only sold well because of the Halo3 demo but it was a damn good game that no one gave a shit about otherwise.
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Bill Rizer - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 04:19:32 EST R8xVP9gf No.750371 Reply
>>750362
Crackdown was fun in a campy action game way but others after it fucking sucked.
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Mona Sax - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 12:45:48 EST SSYLoEdB No.750376 Reply
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest

I don't care if it was made facetiously for retarded fat kids with a low attention span, I still beat it and you can't make me not proud of that.
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Nightmare - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:28:59 EST z9hiFOUj No.750377 Reply
Dirge of Cerberus - Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy XIII 1-2 and Lightning Returns
Resident Evil 5
Spider-Man - Web of Shadows
Silent Hill 4
Fallout 3 and 4
Bloody Rain 2
Prince of Persia 2008
Splinter Cell - Double Agent PS2 version (in my opinion the best one in the series)
Spider-Man 3 PS2 version
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Nightmare - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 16:30:58 EST z9hiFOUj No.750378 Reply
Collapse The Rage
Blades of Time
Cossacs 3
Manhunt 2
Dead Space 3
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Soma Cruz - Mon, 16 Mar 2020 23:54:45 EST IcB310ea No.750381 Reply
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Strafe and EA UFC3. UFC 3 is a really fighting game, really intense when you actually git gud. A fight can last as long as 15+ minutes or you could get finished in seconds. I love the back and forth mindgames that go on in a long match as opposed to most fighting games where a single round generally doesn't last very long
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Cyan - Sun, 22 Mar 2020 23:36:14 EST IX14PoO/ No.750583 Reply
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>Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2

It got pretty low reviews and a lot of friends told me to skip this one and go straight to mk3. I ended up loving the story and characters. The gameplay is needlessly grindy which is what most people complain about, and they say the story isnt great.

Well I just had to grind a bit yeah, and then start playing smart instead of spamming simple attack patterns. It's a rare time I had to think through my strategy to survive at the end of a few boss fights, or be forced to go work hard for higher levels and better items.

The story was fun. I honestly can't see what there is to hate about it. I didn't go in with high expectations thanks to the hate it got, and I was impressed with what I found. Just gotta take it for what it is.
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Four - Mon, 23 Mar 2020 22:37:26 EST FKaMvHkQ No.750615 Reply
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>>750583
Yeah i totally agree. Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 is actually the best game in the series. I still really like VII but its still a close second. I'm not sure who wrote those reviews but I know most fans thinks so as well. It managed to stay a lot of fun even with it's somewhat serious story telling compared to mk1 and mk3. Nepgrear and her crew are super cute and were all introduced to the game really well. Best boss fights. It also has the least amount of Noire bullying which puts it right on top of the list for me.
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Cyan - Tue, 24 Mar 2020 00:31:11 EST UC0zJGVX No.750618 Reply
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>>750615
Started replaying it after that post and loving it even more. My friends who played, or even are aware of the Nep games are few, but within that small circle nobody seemed to like this one. I may have been thinking of reviews of the original mk2 and my mistake in words, I played rebirth mk2 so I don't know what's different.

The random cast of party members makes it all the more fun. Aside from the sisters, I love sending Broccoli in for the kill on big bosses, Cave's danmaku moves are cool, and 5pb is like everything Nikki shouldve been in CC and then some.

Then there's the little detail that went into every bit of dialog (which there is a ton of). Taking my time and reading through it, it's obvious how much the people writing it liked the characters, how much the characters like each other, and how much is there for the fans to connect with. My own Lily Rank increases immensely for these adorable side characters every time they speak. This is a game and story born out of pure love for the series.

Red sums my feelings up well in pic related
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Four - Tue, 24 Mar 2020 23:11:08 EST HkMAv8Sl No.750656 Reply
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>>750618
Yeah the originals were god awful. Highly repetitive and unforgiving. The battles lasted a really long time. I only know of one person who platinumed it and he regrets it.

I did think some of the characters were a little unnecessary. at somepoint later in the game, they stop playing a part in it, and they are just there for the ride. They felt like DLC characters. The first game was all about the CPU goddess and their relationship, also a little bit of world building. Mk2 was all about the little sisters, and their struggle to be grown ups. It's heartwarming.

Mk3 is like that weird cousin who wont stop saying strange things for shock value.
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Cyan - Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:04:00 EST SYMe7u3f No.750755 Reply
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>>750656

Haha now I'm curious to play the originals if only for a bit to see how different it is. That's kind of funny.

So reading more about what you said, it seems there are actually entirely different side characters for the party between the games. Maybe that's why they felt like DLC to you? They added them on when they revised it. The series history is more interesting the deeper I look into it, neat stuff!

I haven't played Mk3 but I do like Plutia. Even if she becomes an edgy CPU like in the anime.
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Haohmaru - Thu, 26 Mar 2020 23:30:39 EST 2Fb9kySD No.750762 Reply
>>750755
Holy shit Cyans a four copy. The neptunia series fucking sucks, loli loving pedophiles
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Four - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:10:01 EST zCEbrcL4 No.750772 Reply
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>>750755
Yeah it can be surprisingly detailed. Neptune VII is still my favorite because they somehow managed to create good story about the troubles SEGA faced when it came to designing the console and its eventual failure. Even the relationship between neptune and Uzume Tennouboshi, from the very beginning, can be a bittersweet thing when you reflect on how things ending up for SEGA's released Consoles.

Uzume Tennouboshi character design is by far my favorite. I'm still a big fan of the NEXT form CPU of the main three consoles, especially NEXT form Noire which i have a figure of. NEPVII also has the best gameplay and animation. There are also a lot of cheap shots taken at Konami's expense for their Pachinko games. I remember there are also a couple of references to Gradius and Penguin Adventure.

I'm not sure about the anime since i never watched it, but Mk3 is still a good game. Plutia is in no way an edgy character in the, exactly the opposite actually. All she wants to do is take baths and sleep. She's supa comfy.


>>750767
Nothing, the guy doesn't even play games. I know cause I had him on my friend list before I eventually had to block him. He's been stalking me on this board ever since. It's pathetic.
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Cyan - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 09:54:50 EST RmftJ/+Z No.750782 Reply
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>>750772
I didn't even think of all that when I played that one, the stuff about the Uzume and Neptune dynamic. Well there's another game I'll have to replay sometime. Makes it more depressing to think about lol.

I really, REALLY like Uzume's CPU form. I always looked forward to when there would be voice acted scenes with her in it. It was just so funny to see her personality flip like that. I think my favorite characters in the game though are Steamax and Affimojas. I can't remember actually laughing more at a character relationship than their friendship. It was so pure and touching. How betrayed Affimojas felt when Steamax abandoned the way of Busty Blondes for Uni was priceless
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Four - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 10:43:12 EST zCEbrcL4 No.750788 Reply
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>>750782
Yeah, I really felt for Affimojas. I mean, we've all been there. We all used to have a close friend whom abandoned the sacred path of Otaku-ism. He was all alone and it hurt me to see him that way, and yet he kept going and was a pretty hard boss fight too. It was inspirational. They're relationship was hilarious, but it was also relatable. I hope someday I will have a friend like Affimojas who will be there to correct my ways.

I was planning on getting Orange heart figure but I recently spend a good chunk of cash getting Black Heart and I was skeptical of Amakuni figure production quality. I wish i didn't choke, The figure now costs five times its price and you can never be sure if its not a bootleg. Ugh, I looked for it all over Akiba but no luck. One of my deepest regrets in life. That and missing out on Mirai's Daki.
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Ryu Hoshi - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 13:19:00 EST XUc1sXap No.750795 Reply
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>>750788
Have you seen this documentary about Otaku idol culture in Japan? It's really interesting. People form a pretty intense community. The lyrics in the idol groups really enforce this "we are outsiders and losers but we don't care, we dedicate our entire lives to (this)" attitude. In their case their dedication is to a particular idol group, often just a local one. They form a kind of supportive parental relationship with the girls, which I didn't realize. So it's not quite as creepy as I thought, seeing these middle-aged men cheering on high school and middle school girls and singing along with their lyrics. It's a relationship to "purity", something that is simple and good and can be trusted in a crazy world. Not my bag, but it helped be understand it a lot more. I lived in Japan for half a decade and still didn't get it by the time I left, so this was cool to see.

Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lnBd-Gk9Dk
It's on Netflix, torrents or here's an incomplete version: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5tgsrz
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Haohmaru - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 15:07:05 EST 2Fb9kySD No.750796 Reply
>>750772
I think you're confusing me for someone else. I was never on your friends list. I dont even own a pc
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Four - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:15:16 EST FKaMvHkQ No.750800 Reply
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>>750795
Yeah, "Purity" would be the right word to describe it.
I do find it interesting and will give it a watch. I've seen Netflix documentaries and they can be very biased so I'm not holding my breath.
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Hong Yun-seong - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 16:20:26 EST c7RO56Zl No.750801 Reply
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>>750797
Lol holy fuck its been years since ive heard the term juggalos. Are they even still around? Idk its still weird to me for middle aged men to listen to teenage pop music. But everyone knows Japans weird. Its common there for parents to bathe with their children. Like its not weird for a father to take a bath with his 12 year old daughter
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Ammon Jerro - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 17:01:14 EST xKaqotyZ No.750802 Reply
>>750801
It's common for parents to bathe with their children everywhere. There is nothing weird about it. Just because people are naked doesn't mean there is anything sexual between them. Its like you don't understand what family means and I have to explain it to you. Were you raised by a single parent?
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Andrew Oikonny - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:52:35 EST XUc1sXap No.750804 Reply
>>750801
It's true that that's somewhat common in Japan, but you know what else is? Pedophilia
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Andrew Oikonny - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 20:56:10 EST XUc1sXap No.750805 Reply
>>750800
Any documentary will be a bit biased but this does really treat them fairly well. It also goes into the lives of the idols and their families at home. Such a strange subculture so it's interesting to see it covered in detail.

A lot of people just want a connection with another human being. It's not always about sex, though in an age of oversexualization it's easier to see things that way sometimes.
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Marc Kai - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:28:31 EST 2Fb9kySD No.750806 Reply
>>750802
Yea I was holy shit, I was raised by my mom, you a psychiatrist or something? But yea, Ive never met a family that bathes together if they're over the age of where they can bathe by themselves. You dont think a father bathing with his 12 year old daughter is weird? Or a mother bathing with her 12 year old son? Right when they're hitting puberty hard? Ive never heard of a father/son or mother/daughter bathing together either if the kids arent really young. Like around 8 years old they should be able to bathe and do their hair and stuff for the most part. I live in the US though so maybe its different here.
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Andrew Oikonny - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 21:50:55 EST XUc1sXap No.750807 Reply
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>>750806
Keep in mind when they say "bathes with" they mean something like pic related.

So basically, one family member is soaking in the tub and the other asks if it's OK to come in. The 2nd family member would do the bath prep, which is scrubbing your body from head to toe to be clean enough to enter the communal bathtub. Then the first family member would get up and they'd trade places.

Or, they'd both be scrubbing at the same time and one would hop in the tub first. You can talk and unwind in this time. It's very low-key and not remotely sexual.

Bathhouses and sentou are very much part of the culture. You're somewhat frequently doing this exact same ritual with strangers in public. Hell, until recently all Japanese people would go to the bathhouse rather than bathe at home, which was seen as a real luxury. Now it's more of a bonus thing to pamper yourself, though it's still just like $5-8 and you get access to all sorts of nice stuff. Plus you can (and should) have dinner there while all warm and comfy in your robe and slippers.

It's honestly not that weird. The little boys go in the public women's bath until they're around 12. Once they hit puberty full on it becomes unacceptable, that's all, because then sexuality does have to be taken into consideration/
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Marc Kai - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:43:49 EST 2Fb9kySD No.750808 Reply
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>>750807
Ive seen enough anime and japanese movies to know how their bathing works, I still think its weird for even a 9 year old to be naked around their parents. And yea a 12 year old going into the public womens bath is weird. But hey their culture can be weird as fuck sometimes, like that festival where they celebrate penis's.
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Four - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:04:35 EST FKaMvHkQ No.750811 Reply
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>>750806
>>750802
This little nigga I swear. The more he posts the more I pity him.
I'm gonna unignore you now, and think of you as my little brother I never knew, who keeps walking into my room without knocking and saying stupid shit to get my attention.

>>750808
Ha!
Both me and the other gentleman who spends more than half a decade in Japan aren't so presumptuous to declare they understand Japan's culture, yet you say you do cause you watched their movies and anime?
How can you be so delusional. Movies and anime is not a true representation of Japanese culture, or any culture for that matters. If you want to know, or at least get a glimmer of understanding, you will have to go there for youself. If you do, I hope you'll find a friend to take a bath with. A little skinship can go a long way.
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Andrew Oikonny - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:44:21 EST XUc1sXap No.750813 Reply
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>>750808
True. Most of the festivals are great though. Definitely my favorite part of Japan.

One year I went to every festival I possibly could. There's the lantern festival, where they make a bunch of lanterns and then beat them together. There's the standard festivals where they just carry shrines. There's the fighting festival where people from the local area bash shrines together. Sometimes people die. The naked man festival I almost participated in, freezing cold in Feb and you're naked and trying to find a scroll worth something like $10K and the yakuza also participate ... got the flu instead though. Uhhh... there are festivals where they just light up a city and you can walk around, and go into various temples and shrines and they're aesthetically lit... Hmm, what else? Festivals where you wear certain clothes and walk around a street normally. There are carnival games and food stalls and you can walk around and drink with friends. There's a festival where they bring a telescope out and you look at the full moon and drink all you can drink local nihonshuu (sake) for about $4. And you get shitfaced and have to go into work the next morning, but people don't care because you went to the local festival, which is an important thing to do to be part of the community.

It's a terribly great life for a foreign person, especially during festival season. And so goddamn beautiful. Recommend, 9/10.
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Cyan - Fri, 27 Mar 2020 23:55:57 EST YafUomxe No.750814 Reply
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>>750788
That Uzume Figure is beautiful. Which Black Heart figure did you get? I am super jealous you have a Neptune figure at all. I bought all their shirts from the Iffy shop in 2018. The Christmas card they sent was cool too but I never got a figure!!!

You know, I remember a time when I started from the otaku way for a few years and maybe that's where the Affimojas scenes struck so deeply within me. It really is the sort of aspirational friendship isn't it? Those two genuinely cared about each other as friends. It deserves credit for how well that brotakuism was handled.
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Marc Kai - Sat, 28 Mar 2020 00:19:13 EST 2Fb9kySD No.750816 Reply
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>>750811
I love you man, you get made fun of so much and still try to talk shit about people, I wish i had that confidence. You were calling me stalker kun a while back, and you thought a couple people were me. You are mistaking me for someone else though, I was never on your friends list. The thing I remember most from you though is you saying you cant beat ff3 ds, and im still like how? But really man i have talked to you quite a bit since like 2015 and im glad you've kinda stopped the annoying smug shit posting. And its ironic, arent you like a 40 year old white dude living in UK or Australia or some shit, saying nigga? Its pretty pathetic that a middle aged man is such a weeb that he always namefags and posts anime girls on an anonymous message board.
>>750813
Yea ive been wanting go to Japan for years, some of my family is Buddhist and the meetings that they go to mostly have japanese/Hawaiian people. Some of the coolest fucking people, to listen to some of the older folk talking about what it was like after the war, and how much the festivals and lol pro wrestling means to them. Quite a few are from Okinawa, so thats probably where I would try to visit. They also seem like they have some of the best beaches in the world.
>>750361
Oh and to reply to OP, devil may cry 2, Mystical Ninja, dynasty warriors, sonic adventure, Lost Planet and final fantasy 13. I mean I get why people dont like these games but I enjoyed them.
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Four - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 00:05:56 EST JrWxrRb+ No.750851 Reply
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>>750814
I'm a big fan of ALTER figures so i got both Black Heart and Purple heart, and I have both their NEXT form resting in the background. I think that was my issue with Orange Heart. First it didn't match the aesthetic look of both Purple Heart and Black Heart so the figure would always look the odd one out. I'm always concerned that would happen. So many figure collections are ruined cause the collector just bought whatever he wanted, and ends up with a figure collection that looks more like a storefront then a collection that had a lot of care and thought put into it.

I used to think that I had a good grasp on what it means to be an Otaku, but then I met individuals that made me feel like a fool for even suggesting it. Affimojas is just so manly. I don't even think he's silly or anything for berating Steamax for getting a girlfriend. If one of my Otaku friends gets a girlfriend (unlikely) who gets in the way of his path, I'd like to do the same as Affimojas. These two totally stole the show for me. The game was good but I never liked villains as much as these two.
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Cyan - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 14:51:24 EST zE+wQuM9 No.750875 Reply
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>>750851

Now I feel like I am not as much of one as I previously assumed. I just go out and buy whatever catches my eyes. Bootleg Alter Love Love knockoffs and mismatched Touhou figures. Maybe a figma or two, and unofficial wall scrolls.

Of course, I can see quality when it's there, but I just surrounded myself with things I thought were cute like some demonic Moe Magpie. You've inspired me to reconsider next time my collection enters a conquest phase of expansion on my shelves.

I've been ashamed of my bootleg Love Live alters before. You can tell when you look at them. The Kotori is pretty convincing to me but the others all seem a little off even without a reference point. Eh, that's what you get for $50 vs $300.
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Four - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 21:51:57 EST JrWxrRb+ No.750879 Reply
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>>750875
You know, some of the bootleg figures aint all that bad. And with the increasing prices of all those figures, it can be pretty daunting to spend all that money on the figures. ALTER for example are seriously getting out of hand with their prices, and in more than one occasion, I've been tempted to just pick up one of the bootlegs instead. You just have to make sure you're not paying premium for it. I don't really blame you for buying Love Live bootleg figures. ALTER love Live figures were overpriced upon release and only got stupid expensive once scalpers get a hand on it. I'm not a huge fan of Love Live but I kept my eye on their figures and they are really expensive, even used in Akiba.

I hope you're not the type that just leaves his figures out in the open collecting dust. Never mind how lame that looks, Bootleg figures tend to use cheap coloring which gets worse with time especially if they're exposed to a lot of humidity. It feels like glue and it starts to smell, anything that falls on it is stuck there forever. Ironically, Bootleg figures require extra care to hold on to their value.

I think the real challenge is when it comes to the Shelves really. Its so easy to just go to IKEA and buy the Detolf glass cabinet. They're not bad or anything, but their built quality is flimsy and they kinda falls apart for a while. Take pictures and anyone who sees it will know you didn't have a clear idea of what exactly you were doing. Also the fact that western comic stores seem to rely on them a lot make them bit cringe to see. It's how you identify an Ironic weeb. Someone willing to spend a lot of money on a figure and shipment only to cheapen out on the actual display. Someone who's just going through a phase and will be bored of it eventually.

Getting custom glass cabinet to match the theme you're going for is really the only way to go imo. Jewelry Shops do it all the time and it doesn't cost all that much, it just require a bit more effort but ultimately looks great in the end. It also makes it ten times easier to set lighting inside now.

Trying my best to make my room look like an Otakunest got me a little into carpentry. I wanted a single table to fit all of my Gamey stuff and there isn't usually anything like that in normie stores so I had to make it myself. It was a lot of fun.
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deBlob - Sun, 29 Mar 2020 22:26:02 EST gECEPCj+ No.750882 Reply
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>>750879
>>750875

So im really not trying to make fun of you guys by saying this, but you guys really collect figures? I mean understand buying a couple for your room and desk and shit, but not of like sexy little anime girls and putting them in glass cabinets. I understand its art and they're extremely well made and yall respect the detail and work put into them, but I didnt think there people who had glass cabinets full of moe figures, unless they're the kinda people who truly like 2d over 3d girls. Which i thought was just an anime trope(like in 3d Kanojo), until I saw a documentary on Japans declining birth rates and that theres actually guys who dont even talk to women. Most huge weebs I know have rooms like for example the youtubers Prozd or Longbeachgriffy. Just a bunch of shonen posters and wall scrolls and a handfull of figures, normies i guess. But having a room like the one I pictured just seems...well like an unhealthy obsession. Especially for someone who is over 30. Is it safe to assume you guys plan on being single for ever? It just seems highly unlikely someone with an anime girl figure collection is dating a girl. And there are girls out there who have these types of collections, they're just few and far between. Thats fine and all a relationship is a lot of work. And you are supporting the franchises you like by buying so much collectables. And you're obviously successful in life to afford all that stuff. Its just if I had a friend who collected moe figures in a glass case, I would worry about them, sounds like something someone who is extremely depressed and wants to escape the real world at all times would do. Well hopefully yall find someone to pass down your collections to after you die. They're not like cars or guns, or art, its like a niche hobby art.
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Four - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 22:13:36 EST h0kOa5CS No.750917 Reply
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>>750882
>an unhealthy obsession
I don't think anyone has the right to talk about what is and isn't unhealthy in a drug infested, wrastling obsessed website. Not judging, I love Tina as much as the next degenerate but I'm just pointing out the irony.

>there are girls out there who have these types of collections, they're just few and far between
I meet more female otakus than men in general, and their side is more obsessed than us. They go crazy over this stuff, and their dedication to their hobby is borderline admirable if it wasn't so intimidating. Akiba in Tokyo is the Mecca of Male Otakus, but Ikebukuro is the female side of things and it is in general more populated than Akiba. I like to collect Mahou Shoujo artbooks and I have to travel there from time to time. Women as far as the eye can see but you wouldn't be able to tell they're all Otakus if it wasn't for the shops surrounding you. They are just better at hiding it than us. You wouldn't really know until you ask.

I think a lot of Otakus would love a girlfriend to share their hobby with but personally I think they would just get in the way. I do have a lot of female friends and we are close. Some I've been friends with for over a decade. It's not like I hate women or anything, I just don't have that much interest in them beyond friendship. The ones I know I like to go out with to try out the local cuisine, or check out an exhibition at an art museum or a just a cup of coffee. Simple friendship, nice and sweet. None of that love and sex nastiness.

The declining birthrate in Japan is a complicated issue that goes beyond the scope of a simple hobby obsession. Maybe it plays a part in it, but I don't think it's the cause.

Maybe I do want to escape the real world but who can blame me. It's not about passing down the collection its about enjoying it while I still live. There is tranquility in staying in you're OtakuNest for days to fully engross yourself in your niche hobby that I don't think a normie will ever know. It's kinda sad.

Longbeachgriffy is a mere fledgling. He's shown some interest in SailorMoon and other Mahou Shoujo shows so maybe there is some hope for him, but it's more likely just a phase.
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Haggar - Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:24:05 EST XUc1sXap No.750920 Reply
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>>750917
>Simple friendship, nice and sweet. None of that love and sex nastiness.
So you'd describe yourself as 草食男 or 草食(系)男子?

I'm guessing the idea of being vulnerable with another person is somewhat frightening to you (as it surely is to me, too). It suggests you have built a sort of wall between yourself and other people. No one will be able to hurt you because no one can get in -- that's the basic armchair psychologist's read. But it's a fair read because often it turns out to be true.

All men suffer from this to some extent, but the giving up is when you allow it to take hold of you entirely, to say, no thanks, I've played that game enough, and I don't enjoy losing. I'm out.

Looking at the end of that road, it's a lonely one. Especially in later years, after years of habit, it will be cripplingly difficult to escape from.

When you imagine being vulnerable with others, what is it that makes you feel uninclined, that it feels like it's not worth the bother? Perhaps you've been hurt many times in the past. Perhaps you've been rejected by women or others or friends and felt disappointment or embarrassment or shame. Perhaps you've been isolated and made to feel "other" in groups, or isolated yourself to save yourself the pain ahead of time.

If you have that, there's no "un"having it. You can't just stop. But it does mean you have two essential choices. To go along one way forever. Or to gather strength and try to evolve

Imagine yourself as the hero of an anime. The basic hero's tale is that of change, from a starting point of promise but of weakness. We see someone we like, but with flaws. Often a child, an easy representative of good but naive and flawed. They encounter danger of increasingly higher levels, and are forced to overcome by adapting themselves to new circumstances, learning from their experiences and eventually changing behaviors and patterns of thoughts that made them weaker as humans. They "learn". That is the hero's journey. We're all the hero of our own tale, learning as we go.

We are all heroes. But we all also have the option of shutting the door, turning out the light, and ending the story ... as an extra.
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Manny Calavera - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:28:00 EST uo28BM46 No.750923 Reply
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>>750917
So im deBlob, marcus kai, shadow the hedgehog, rebecca chambers. I have no idea what my names gonna be. It usually changes when i leave my wifi. I really should start namefagging to. I just cant think of a name.
And I have no idea what Tina is. But yeah loving wrestling and smoking weed is one thing, but having a room like the one i posted is another. A grown man having a room full of moe stuff isnt weird to you? Im not trying to judge, im just trying to understand. And liking that kind of stuff is fine. I myself like visual novels and cute animes, although im not a fan of the magical girl genre, unless animes like Hatene Illusion counts(yea I know I have shit taste).
And ive met more weeb men than women, but I also love in the US in a military heavy city. Lol which is funny cause military guys love anime, but they have tastes like longbeachgriffy. Most of my friends have tastes like longbeachgriffy. Only a couple actually go outside the action genre or will even give shows like fruits basket or Oreimo a try. And thats fine, you dont have to have the exact same tastes as me to be my friend. The few weeb women I've met just like the normal stuff too. But ive never been to an anime convention, i probably should one day, i could meet some cool people.
But what you said about simple friendship with women, nothing about love and sex, explains ALOT about you, to not have those kind of urges as an adult male is an unheard of concept to me. Again im not judging, just really trying to understand, I dont have any friends who are true "otaku" i guess. I've never even heard someone say they're an otaku(besides otakon in mgs1). I do have female friends who are like anime but arent really weebs, they just enjoy the normie shit. Ive only met weeb girls in highschool, but i never became good friends with them.
And I dont think wanting to escape the real world for days at a time is healthy, sure ive spent most of the day just watching anime or playing games, but i do need breaks. And whats sad? Spending days in an OtakuNest? Or never knowing what its like spending days in an otaku nest?
And I would never berate or look down on someone just because they dont have a wide range of anime tastes, like longbeachgriffy. Thats just being a douchebag in my opinion.
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Manny Calavera - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 00:34:19 EST uo28BM46 No.750924 Reply
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>>750920
Props to you for not just responding in the usual
FUCKING LOSER FOUR DOESNT LIKE GIRLS
You actually coming in with some solid advice, keepin it real
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Master Chief - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 01:42:45 EST IcB310ea No.750925 Reply
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>>750917

Holy shit....I don't even know where to begin with that. I had no idea you were this fucked. Go get an irl hobby and get laid man.
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Fulgore - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 02:07:52 EST ++RlJNjq No.750926 Reply
for reference
>>750879
>I wanted a single table to fit all of my Gamey stuff and there isn't usually anything like that in normie stores so I had to make it myself. It was a lot of fun.
not what someone who 'needs help' says. spending effort on hobbies and having fun.

>>750917
>There is tranquility in staying in you're OtakuNest for days to fully engross yourself in your niche hobby that I don't think a normie will ever know. It's kinda sad.
this is what 'needs help' sounds like. i can respect it but it's also some cult spook shit.
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Big Boss - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:19:26 EST tVYYHCPR No.750929 Reply
>>750924
Thats not the usual response at all. Its "shut up, four, stop posting anime girls".
Theres exceptions, but in generall anti-anime coallition is driven by compassion towards victims of this terrible, terrible medium.
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Four - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 04:41:49 EST FKaMvHkQ No.750931 Reply
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>>750920
That was really painful to read.
How can someone assume so much when they dont know who this person is, what they do for a living, and where they hail from?
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Alyx Vance - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 11:59:28 EST cAvtgnTt No.750941 Reply
>>750931
Uh well youre a 45+ year old Australian weeb loser I think thats all we need to know
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Cait Sith - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:20:05 EST BJtLvEfC No.750943 Reply
>>750931
I dunno, it's as if you've been for years and have established a brand that we are unable to use the ignore button on (which itself makes you more memorable unfortunately). You may not talk your life but your attitude that you make a conscious effort to be a person and it's THIS person says a lot about you. There's always an element of guesswork with the fine details of course but broadly Four we all know what sort of person you are.

For anyone else reading this thread, this post is why people usually just say "shut up Four" and move on.

Still there is good news for you. At least you're unironically a bell end. I mean you could be deliberately acting up in the most over the top way to insulate your true self from criticism.
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Cyan - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 12:54:11 EST p/lRjKPn No.750947 Reply
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>>750879
Guess I am a little late now to respond

I sadly AM the type who leaves them wherever. I'm seriously re-evaluating how I'll go about my collection next time I settle down somewhere and buy more lol. This is killing me, I guess you could say I haven't reached a totally self awareness/awakening phase in the collection aspect. I see Moe or ecchi and consume consume consume. Gonna have to pray to my Reimu figure asking forgiveness later. Maybe a donation for the poor miko will absolve me.

As for you others jacking off over your analysis of someone online, I get that quarantine is tough but Jesus play some games if you're bored. Post about games. We're talking about Neptunia and game related merch and now I can hardly find where it left off. Japan and who is or isn't a loser? Fuck! We're posting on an old imageboard and have probably anonymously known each other for a decade now. To hell with what you think of someone's irl, while we're here it's equal degeneracy so fuck off and tell us about the video games you're playing. There is slightly off topic and then theres this.
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Wario - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:51:00 EST 2Fb9kySD No.750954 Reply
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>>750947
Are you new here or something? We've shitted on four for years. And now that he tells us about his life, its really concerning. You're in the same boat if you have a room like the one I posted. And we always go off topic. Its nothing new. Just because its a videogame board doesnt mean we HAVE to talk about games. I merely asked about the moe collection as a hobby thing because ive never met anyone who has a collection like that. Its the perfect opportunity to try and understand this niche hobby. Especially from someone who has been or lives in Japan.


Now if you want to talk about games, I have a question for you. Whats good about the neptunia games? All I know about the series is its cute moe girls personified as video game consoles. The combat seems fun, it reminded me of trails of cold steel. So I looked into the series and found out about fairy fencer f, fairy fencer uses like a modified combat system of Neptunia. I enjoyed fairy fencer, but I never beat it. The story was meh and forgettable, but I do plan on beating it one day. I was going to try out the neptunia series, but theres just so many games and I have no idea where to start.
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Four - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:07:13 EST FKaMvHkQ No.750956 Reply
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>>750947
Cyan, I love you far too much to drag you into this. Never thought I'd run into a kindred spirit here but I dont mind. Let's put an end to it and go back to discussing our hobby.

Being a Touhou fan, I think it will be easier to decide what kind of style to get into. Wither you want a more traditional Japanese look for your Otakunest to match Reimu or a Victorian look to match some of the other characters in the series. there are plenty of options.
I personally had to go for a futuristic/Japanese look thanks to my interest in video games, Masamune Shiro, and my obsession with data hoarding. I hate seeing anything in my room that might suggest I'm just a blind consumer, so you will never see a video game case or anything silly like that in my room that might sit in the corner collecting dust but I have a decent setup in my room connecting all the devices together. Think about what you will mostly doing inside this room and match it accordingly. Let your spirit run free.
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Vault Boy - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 16:01:36 EST PQTJNnXR No.750962 Reply
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>>750947

I want to be as clear as possible that everything you just said is fucking dumb and gay
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Four - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 21:58:20 EST V7mJobZx No.750979 Reply
>>750943
I would feel bad for all the things I did if I could only remember what they were.
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Kazooie - Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:35:09 EST f9idXunJ No.750984 Reply
>>750917
Hey you insular fuck face, there's a goddamn virus ripping through the globe. I have no idea who the fuck you are or the extent of your asexuality and privilege, but I do know that you're fucked.
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Larry Laffer - Sat, 25 Jul 2020 13:52:41 EST ypC95Rg6 No.754759 Reply
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It was my first FPS literally. I had no context of the original Turok games at this point and ran into it blind. While the singleplayer was the roughest shit I ever experienced I mostly got my playtime out of it with my brothers just fucking around in Multiplayer.

I had no internet for most of my early childhood so I was unaware of how Notorious it was for it's horrific bugs like disappearing weapons and that Broken Cutscene near the end on the Gamecube version, but I managed to beat it and still somehow enjoy it. It disappoints me they didn't do the Sequel as I feel they could have really fixed everything about the first if they had another game. Same with the Touchstone reboot.
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Oxanna Kristos - Sun, 26 Jul 2020 07:40:35 EST xJkG76wv No.754769 Reply
>>750917
>niche hobby that I don't think a normie will ever know. It's kinda sad.
Theres literally millions of you cookie cutter types, saying, wearing, consuming and doing same shit, as if you came off an assembly line in a pretentious fuck factory. Internet is full of you, even on this tiny board you have to use a name, or youd blend in with a handful of identical others.

Meanwhile theres a lot of people you look down on as normies that actually have a unique blend of interests, and you would be too far up in your own ass to notice.
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Primordial Serpent Kingseeker Frampt - Sun, 26 Jul 2020 22:03:07 EST 2Fb9kySD No.754780 Reply
>>754769
Dude, four smokes meth and jacks off to trans porn. His entire existence is sad. Theres no reason to get worked up over anything he says, he wants the attention. I honestly think he needs therapy or some sort of psychiatric help. It doesnt seem healthy for a middle aged man to be that much of an Otaku.
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Four - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 01:45:51 EST rcaRPe+X No.754783 Reply
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>>754769
It's easy to run into people who like to post about anime if you visit chans. And I can assume that you do that quite often, seeing how you still manage to find your way into this little board and hung around long enough to recognize my number. But it is quite a niche of a hobby. Please don't assume that im the same as all the other "anime fans". There's a lot of them where its just a passing phase, watching only the popular anime, posting anime picture on image board, and just barely scratching the surface of this life style. We call those "Ironic Weebs" and us Otakus dislike them just as much as you do. For me this isn't a phase, It's my life and I intend to live it that way until the end of my days. Your Normie friends who's unique blend of interests you so approve of don't matter all that much to me. I got mine and you got yours. Do you love it as much I do?
I don't think you do.

>>754780
Yes, I do smoke meth but I don't masturbate to Trans porn. Truthfully, I haven't fapped to a real human being in years. I'm just not interested in 3D anymore. Not that there is anything wrong with it, Trans people need as much as support as they can in today's political climate.
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Inky - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 02:33:55 EST ASi5AInD No.754789 Reply
I've mentioned this in every one of these threads for years but Sudeki surprised the fuck out of me. I only played it because my brother bought it and forgot about the damn thing and I found it in our collection. I FUCKING LOVED IT. The story is corny as hell but if you're an RPG fan you really shouldn't mind that and it has probably my favorite system of any ARPG. You use the two hit buttons to change your combo and two of them end in a juggle. The magic system was decent and the slowing down time effect was fucking amazing for the period. The graphics were good and it seemed void of censorship; one of the characters wears a thong for half the game and there's a shit ton of gore in parts. It also does something very well that is usually shit; furry characters. It got a lot of shit for having a pretty short ending but the fucking shit was solved, I dunno it didn't bother me. I really think it's a fucking 10/10. Another thing is the environments, I used to get stoned and just look at all the well done cliffs and shit. You can go first person to look around and there is an amazing amount of detail for the period
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Dig Dug - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 03:13:19 EST VtNiVgI1 No.754791 Reply
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>>754783
Youre not original or better than anyone no matter what you think. You have surface level anime related personality you feel insecure to flaunt with every post. In that regard youre just the same as every other damaged anime fan on the internet.
I know different people dont matter to you cause you keep sayiong that, please feel free to be a gigantic faggot to everyone around you while feeling special because of the cartoons you choose to identify with.
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Death Adder - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 03:50:34 EST hi2hFY86 No.754792 Reply
>>754783
take your blog posting attention seeking shit and shove it up your Dreamcast stealing ass
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Four - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 03:55:26 EST rcaRPe+X No.754793 Reply
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>>754791
>Anime related personality

I'm not sure what that even mean. But I guess you think all Anime fans are damaged, which is silly. I will never understand what wrastling is about, and from an outside perspective it can look silly at times, but I dont think Wrastling fans are damaged. Not even a little. Even if it's all make believe, I still respect their passion. It is a beautiful thing to love something with all your heart. I just don't think Normies will ever comprehend the people who do.
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Little Mac - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 04:07:44 EST hiAZC5R1 No.754795 Reply
>>754793
No, youre damaged cause you have superiority complex about cartoons.
Theres a lot of interesting people who happen to enjoy Halo or Call of Duty or Friends or even anime, but theyre interesting by virtue of not having their whole personality depend on consuming one type of media and being obnoxious about it.
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Four - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 04:24:16 EST rcaRPe+X No.754796 Reply
>754795
No, I don't think these people are all that interesting or important. It's not my love for anime and cartoons that I feel superior for, its the fact that I love something to this extant.
These people, they are spread too thin, shallow enjoyment of their hobbies, never fully realizing its full potential. It doesn't help them grow as human beings. They move from one hobby to another, sometime almost entirely depending on the crowd they are with. They got no heart. their love isn't true. These people are bland and boring, and I don't think they can ever understand what its like to truly care for something other than themselves.
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Lightning - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 05:37:05 EST Hy+Xsy3Q No.754801 Reply
>>754796
Maybe youre right and people less interesting than you exist somewhere, but what Im talking about is like a billion of people much more interesting than you, who you judge at surface level as inferior to you, cause youre too enthusiastic to realize that normal people dont flaunt their quirks and passions with every action.
Youre a typical example of a bland anime fan, youre not interesting or unique, and your every response is predictable. Good for you that you love your figurines and pillows though.
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Four - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 06:02:57 EST rcaRPe+X No.754802 Reply
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>>754801
It encompasses a large portion of my life, but don't worry, I dedicate a bit of time to other people who don't care about my Otaku Lifestyle. Though those people, have a legitimate interests and I respect their passion. They do the same for me, cuz they know if they ever need to know anything, they got someone who knows about this stuff.
Besides you keep talking about those billions of people who you know are far more interesting than me. Why aren't you out there talking to them instead of here replying to me?
Are you so full of spite, that you hang around in an imageboard telling posters to stop liking what they like?
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Lightning - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 06:29:20 EST Hy+Xsy3Q No.754804 Reply
>>754802
Im trying to help you by making fun of you, theres no spite.
Youre the one telling people what they like is worse than being in love with 2d waifus, and thats pretty mean and also gay and the world would be objectively a much better place if you stopped.
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Pitfall Harry - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 15:27:47 EST UTQUh/X3 No.754812 Reply
>>750361
Star Fox Command is easily my favorite Star Fox game next to 64. There's somewhere in the range of 128 endings or something ridiculous like that. The translation was a little... off. The gag ending where Fox and Falco become G-Zero pilots was probably my favorite. The maps may have been repetitive and it didn't have any rail missions, but honestly I felt like there was enough level and ship variety to make replays worth it. Also god-tier control scheme. Same with Quake/Halo/Metroid.
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Gary Oak - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 17:10:32 EST IcB310ea No.754819 Reply
This is why people made anon boards in the first place

nb
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Four - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 18:17:40 EST na9YXBzY No.754821 Reply
>>754819
People will still stalk others even if the board was forced anon. The state of /woo/ is proof of that.
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Knuckles the Echidna - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 21:18:53 EST hi2hFY86 No.754826 Reply
>>754821
The only ones getting stalked are shitposters. I've not been stalked since dropping my trip
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Four - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 23:32:34 EST m36mxrVE No.754827 Reply
>>754821
Four you can't bring /wooo/ into this, half of us are retarded alcholics and the other half actually like wrestling.
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Four - Mon, 27 Jul 2020 23:52:16 EST tsjkXUw5 No.754829 Reply
>>754826
Why did you drop your trip?
I think I know who you are. The real shitposters were the one derailing every thread. Should've stood your ground. Celt is going to cleam up the place good.

>>754827
Hello there, fellow Four poster.
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Yuri - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 03:16:14 EST BJtLvEfC No.754833 Reply
>>754821
If Four wasn't an avatar and name no one would recognise the poster. Most of the /pureshit/ namefriends have been generic as fuck and Four is a stereotype embodied. Like the rest of him people would assume there's a handful of shitty posters if he didn't make an effort to stand out.

I can think of 3 posters without a name I've been able to identify over the years without trying. One of them was an insane person who had hyperchondria and it made them roleplay as a different insane, one of them writes the same fiction every few months and I don't know why the mods don't ban them and both of those have/had the same ID (or two IDs depending which device) for years on end. The third one started using name codes when they posted here.
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Four - Tue, 28 Jul 2020 03:42:42 EST A7uwCQ0d No.754834 Reply
>>754833
Posters still recognized him even after he got banned. We all knew it was him, and he only started using a name once it was painfully obvious he was he ban evading.
There just isnt that many people using this board and its easy to know who's who from their posts.

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