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#114657 Never Novels

Posted by Affray on 16 January 2022 - 03:32 PM

I was homeschooled.

So, the washing machine warranty book then?

#114652 Final Fantasy Remakes

Posted by Affray on 15 January 2022 - 03:02 PM

I have been playing the remake for about a month now, and I have become addicted to it. I tried playing the original about a year ago, but I wasn't able to make it past the first level.


Is the reason you don't like the remake because Cloud (a tough soldier guy) was forced into being dressed like a woman? Did that not happen in the original game?

Cloud cross dressing is definitely a part of the original game, and no it doesn't bother me.

Though it's funny that you bring up his character type because that's part of what turned me off.

Cloud and Aerith aren't quite right.

He's a big tough soldier but he's also sarcastic and a bit cocky.

Remake Cloud is more like himself from the movies, a broody quiet loner type.

Aerith in the original is cutesy, but also grew up a street kid and could handle herself.

Remake Aerith just kind of felt like a damsel in distress to me.

The remake has a lot of stuff that I liked, but too many things that felt too incorrect to ignore.

That's the risk with directly remaking a cult followed classic and trying to flip it on its own head.

Sometimes it flops.

#114616 Modern Shows

Posted by Affray on 09 January 2022 - 12:46 PM

Velma is where it's at.

Intelligence has always grabbed my attention over physical appearance.

I like a tall redhead with attitude as much as the next guy, but Velma hits a chord with me.

Short, smart, cute instead of sexy, thick hips wrapped in a skirt and a turtleneck that she definitely wears to conceal an obviously considerable bust.

Sign me right the fuck up.


After typing that I've come to the realisation that I just described my wife.

Son of a bitch, I think Scooby Doo dictated my preferences in women.

#114405 Modern Shows

Posted by Affray on 07 December 2021 - 04:43 PM

Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood is pretty good, and it's the more accurate one to the manga.

The first one was completed before the manga finished I believe so they made up a lot of the latter half of the story, which isn't terrible, I just prefer Brotherhood.

Both are worth a watch though.


I also enjoyed Cowboy Bebop, though I came late to the party on that one so it wasn't new when I first watched it.

It didn't quite hit the bar that I set for it given how loved it is by internet people, but it is certainly very good.


I've been slacking on the anime front in recent years, adult life and all that jazz, but here's what I've seen that I thought was good in one way or another:


Hunter X Hunter

The Seven Deadly Sins

Attack on Titan

Kill la Kill


One Punch Man

Devilman Crybaby

Sword Art Online (though it has some weak points I still like it)

#114351 Penpals

Posted by Affray on 20 November 2021 - 04:11 PM

Well I can assure you that if I find myself in a future situation where I've got more money than I know what to do with I'll be making it happen.

All expenses paid, booze and soft drugs if you're into that sort of thing, place to sleep, gift bag on your way out.


When I sat down and did the tallies a while back I realised that most of my millionaire fantasies are very other people-centric.

I want this get together.

I'd start businesses and hire coworkers from my life whom I feel deserve to be treated and paid well instead of shat on by companies, and they'd also be making me money but that's not the real goal if I'm loaded to the tits already.

Everyone in my immediate family would be getting a home and their debts wiped away, nieces and nephews would be set up for college (or a down payment on their own house if they don't do post secondary), that sort of stuff.

I am very aware of the struggle and drudgery of life in general and feel the need to alleviate as much of that weight from the people in my life wherever I can.

Tonnes of money would make that a very feasible achievement.

#114004 If You had a Cool DJ Name, What Would it Be?

Posted by Affray on 30 June 2021 - 06:36 PM

I honestly don't think I could come up with a better DJ name for you than Mister Sympa.

And upon some inspection I've got to agree with DJ Konta, most of our usernames are half decent sounding already.

#113710 Members Hobbies

Posted by Affray on 08 February 2021 - 07:02 PM

I used to think the same. Then..... I start to miss humans. 


49% Extrovert, 51% Introvert. I tend to jump between the two.

I still like some people, and enjoy socialising with them, or anyone really.

My social battery just starts draining as soon as I leave the house and at any given point in my day it suddenly dies. Regardless of the social situation my brain is just done handling the mental gymnastics and does this:


#113697 Members Hobbies

Posted by Affray on 29 January 2021 - 06:47 PM

I fucking adore being stuck inside, but the itch to go be a part of nature has been building for a while now.

Like way the hell out there somewhere where things are dark and quiet and the world expects nothing from you.

#113654 Merry chistmas

Posted by Affray on 25 December 2020 - 12:38 PM

We've been inside for months, smells are a part of life now.


Merry Ho Ho to you too.

Also, Chistmas.

#113561 Happy Spook

Posted by Affray on 27 October 2020 - 05:15 PM

My wife and I don't do anything special for the spooky season.

We tend to live pretty spooky year round, this time of year it just becomes more socially acceptable, which is nice.

#113481 Members Hobbies

Posted by Affray on 16 October 2020 - 07:01 PM

Other than wearing a mask everywhere and sanitising groceries my general habits haven't changed all that much.

Which carries over to my hobbies.

They're mostly indoors and entirely solitary ventures, which is tailor made for global viral pandemic times.

I play video games, read, write, cook, can food, fix up my house to make it comfier and safer, do woodworking, hand carve/whittle, garden, hike/camp, forage in my yard, create and sew patches, rug hook, knit/crochet. And the list goes on.

It's kind of nice to have things to do that don't rely heavily on outside sources to function.

#113437 Hollywood Swinging

Posted by Affray on 27 September 2020 - 10:31 AM

So would I, it would be like an art festival.


The other day I happened upon the knowledge that Ghibli released four hundred images from some of their movies free of copyright restrictions not too long ago.

It's worth a look.


This is their official site:


#113364 Hollywood Swinging

Posted by Affray on 12 September 2020 - 02:36 PM

My town isn't big enough to warrant any sort of movie theatre, but the drive-in theatre nearby has been playing stuff like Jaws and Gremlins a lot lately.

Which is a pretty sweet idea I think.

#113334 Unrestrained Summer Fun

Posted by Affray on 29 August 2020 - 12:01 PM

My hands shake too much to do any type of drawing or painting. Plus, my art teachers usually didn't like most things that I tried making. Maybe that's only because they never gave me enough time to finish any of the projects they assigned to me. I have thought about building things that have instructions, but I don't have much space to put anything else in my house.

My art teachers didn't like my stuff either.

I didn't fit their preferred style so they wrote me off.

Now I design and digitise logos for my own business and create patches as well.

Teachers aren't always the best gauge for ability or talent.

#113316 Unrestrained Summer Fun

Posted by Affray on 21 August 2020 - 08:32 PM

The advice I've most heard from artists is to just practice.

Don't make excuses, don't half ass it, just practice.

The rest will fall in to place as you go.