This is a dedicated message to the ones who don’t know why I fangirl SO hard over Jin: THE man can sing, can joke, can cook, is strong, is educated, is kind, can dance (and don’t tell me NO! if you can dance BTS’ choreos or keep up YOU CAN DANCE), is from a good family and lived in a cheap dorm and struggled with the boys when he could just get his dad’s business, is humble and never said that his parents were rich, loves animals, treat people well no matter their age or background or race …, expresses his feelings well, Is a family guy, eats well and feed people he loves delicious and expensive food, is not afraid to wear pink because he is a man who thinks his masculinity is not as fragile nor that wearing a color mostly worn by woman is a disgrace, IS HELLA GOOD LOOKING, AND NOW ADD THIS TO THE LIST: HE HAS ABS! And in case you didn’t know, the BOI is stronger than Jungkook but he let him win because JK hates losing (remember kind?). Did I mention that he plays instruments and is good at snowboarding too? Ah yeah, he does those and he can act too (BIGHIT PUT HIM IN A DRAMA ALREADY). Wait I didn’t finish YET. He is soooo good at variety shows and is not afraid to show who he is. Finally, he is CONFIDENT, POSITIVE and lLoves TO SHARE HAPPINESS & MAKE PEOPLE LAUGH. There is still a long list but I will let the ones sleeping on him digest this one first.
hehe I’m always a few hours early until midnight but… 6/23/2017 HAPPY 26TH ANNIVERSARY, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! wowowow 26 already!? I feel like his 25th JUST happened ahh ;w; I feel like this year has been a great year for all three generations of Sonic! We finally got the reveal of Sonic Forces which I for one am super excited!! The new trailers and characters ahhh I’m so happy and can’t wait to play the game! It’s something I’ve been waiting for Modern Sonic! We also got Sonic Mania coming in August! a very beautiful Classic Sonic game for the classic fans! I love the use of vibrant colors for the game!(which is something I tried to pull off on the background here as the theme lol) I can’t wait to try playing that game as well! It’s nice seeing classic characters getting the love ^v^ Sonic Boom tv show has been doing an outstanding job with its season 2 It even got nominated for choice animated TV Show!~I personally love the tv show the animation is wonderful as well the voice cast and the writers are very nice to talk to!
Honestly Sonic has made a huge impact in my life. I’ve met wonderful friends and artists, and improved on my art. Without Sonic, I would never have some this far at all! He keeps me motivated and I guaranteed that he’ll always hold a special place in my heart.
So here’s to 26 years, Sonic! Keep on running~! ♥ ♥ ~(>/v/<)~
I saw last time you played Dream Daddy..! :o How was it? What do you think of the game? I love your blog btw!
Thanks! Hmm, well I could analyze the good and the bad of the game without taking its popularity and the way it was released and marketed into account but if I don’t do that I think it’s gonna be half my critique. Is Dream Daddy a good game? Perhaps. Is Dream Daddy deserving of its popularity and ratings? No. At all. I don’t want to be negative about it and this isn’t a hate post or anything, it’s just the things that really bothered me. Believe me, I was super pumped for the game. Like, legit, I WAS DRINKING CHAMPAIGN WHILE I STARTED PLAYING IT. And all was well and good but then, it went downhill.
1) The game has 0 length. Like, I literally finished playing it in 2-3 hours, WITH breaks. Yes, I only played Craig’s route (Craig is cool btw) but this is a DATING SIM right? So, it HAS to be sufficient and has to be long even if the player just plays ONE character route. Because people are like “no it is pretty big”. It isn’t. Not everyone is going to play ALL THE ROUTES just so as to feel like they played Dream Daddy ‘a lot’. A dating sim game, cause that is what it claims to be, should NOT be valued by the sum of the time spent on ALL ROUTES, but just INDIVIDUAL character routes.
2) The sprites were very nice and I loved them. The backgrounds HOWEVER were actually lacking. Again, the background is fine, but it is lacking in the CONTEXT cause Dream Daddy is supposedly a good game. Look at this:
The background is literally some plain line art with some flat colors. No shading, no nothing. Yeah it looks good but cmon. Do you know how quickly a good artist can draw this? Very. Do not forget I am here to defend all Visual Novels and Dating Sims cause I really am a fan of the genre. And I am only making this critique in comparison to the ‘standard’, ok? HELL, even HATOFUL BOYFRIEND had better background art
AND THIS IS A PIGEON DATING SIM IF YOU DIDN’T KNOW.
3) This is an addition to my saltiness about the lack of art, cause literally the ONLY ART FOR THIS GAME was the 1) Sprites, 2) Backgrounds AND 3) Those picture thingies you would get as a bonus for finishing the game/ a character route. Honestly. For people who are not familiar with visual novels and dating sims, this is LACKING at best. Most visual novels of this kind have art for important scenes and if not they at least HAVE ONE FOR AN ENDING SCENE. But not Dream Daddy of course. I literally was sleeping next to Craig and we had the whole confession thing happening inside a tent in the woods or smth and there. Was. No. Image. Anyways you get my point. Moving on,
4) The background sound was straight up bad. Not the songs themselves but the whole tuning and looping was horrid. Like, the different tracks were on different volumes and some would like stop and then start again without making the looping discreet or anything. I VIVIDLY remember my ears dying when I was in a forest with Craig and the ‘forest sound’ was so overly loud (and of course you could not hear Craig’s casual “ah”s at all). Man the sound was a mess.
5) Rushed, poor and Rushed once more. The characters were interesting and the setting and concept was good, I give you that, but the way they handled the plot and DELIVERED it however… Again there wasn’t any length to it and the writing could have been more detailed. Even in important scenes, there wasn’t much to be said. It honestly felt like they just wanted to get it over with. And honestly the plot was kinda flat. Like yeah ok we went on some dates or smth (with DADBOOk,,, ok uh huh)(they obviously couldn’t make it somehow linearly connected through the story and had to use such an easy way of doing routes cause that would basically mean a lot of work to make)(once again) and you’d get the casual heartbeat and nice smooth talking and jokes but that was it. The plot was average anyways. I guess the part with the teddy bear and the devil children dissecting it was a fun twist tho haha.
Anyways! I am not really a person who rants or anything like that, and I am not AGAINST this game or anything. I still liked the game. I just had to speak the truth and say how it felt for me, especially with a successful game like this, since, in this genre of Dating Sims and Visual Novels, it’s very difficult to achieve such success or be advertised as much, and I am just trying to be just about this. A lot of people put so much EXTREME work into these games and they pour their soul into it, and achieve better quality, and it is just a shame that a game like this would be elevated and be called a ‘masterpiece’ when it was honestly a rushed game without much put into it besides some good ideas and a few interesting characters combined with a very talented sprite artist.
I have never been happier with a podcast than I am with the Adventure Zone right now, dealing with exactly what I’ve been jonesing for: Superheroes.
Did up my take on the Commitment Squad while the latest episode is playing in the background, and my god, Kardalla is the coolest and the strongest, though everyone else is fantastic too, though I guess the background gives away my bias.
Gave them color-coded uniforms since I imagine the general idea was that each division would have a color assigned to them to differentiate each representative and figure out who worked where.
“Looking for a full time Nanny. Must be able to work late and be able to take care of both a kid and a dog. I am willing to provide a room for you to sleep in. In interested please Email me your resume at email@example.com
As you read what seemed like the millionth job ad, you copied the listed email address into the empty email box.
Dear Mr. Barnes,
Below I have attached my resume. I hope I am a good fit for what you are looking for. My hours are flexible and I love dogs almost as much as I love kids.
UhHHH SO can someone tell me how the Archeopteryx in this game are so damn CUTE?! Seriously, they’re like little dragons; I love the little pointy teeth, those big eyes, and of course the floofy feathers. Also using them to glide will never not be funny to me, these poor little guys have to flap their wings so hard.
Anyways needless to say I am completely smitten and am now suffering from a compulsion to tame any Archeopteryx I come across. I can’t get over the first one I found, a beautiful pink and green lady who I have named Kiwi. She’s so beautiful and cute– as are the other two I’ve managed to find, but her bright color scheme makes her seem particularly like a wondrous fantasy creature.
Love this game so much! Making so many dino friends is the best!
Summary: Dean and the Reader have a moment of intimacy.
Word Count: 2.7kish
Warnings: Fluff, Smut (wear condoms, kiddos!!)
Author’s Note: Heyy guys! This is my entry for @casownsmyass‘s “Chloes’s Scenes of Smut” challenge. I got the movie “Ghost”. I love this movie and gahhh!!! I hope you guys enjoy this! Feedback is always welcomed!! *hides face*
It was the softness beneath my fingertips that made me love it all. The way it rippled with every turn, molding into the shape that I wanted it to. The creative process was also riveting, but it was the captivating result that always made me smile.
Pottery wasn’t an easy task. It required your full attention, your hands on the mold the entire time, no trembling of the fingers. No tearing your eyes away. It was one hundred percent or none at all.
The soft crooning of Unchained Melody echoed throughout the room and I couldn’t help but smile at the similarity of the whole situation. But what fluttered my heart, what…took my breath away…was the pair of arms snaking around my waist from behind.
SO YOU WANNA GET INTO DISGAEA... a handy guide, by nami
because i talk about disgaea a lot and try to get everyone who becomes friends with me to play it, i’m making this post as handy reference for people who are looking to get into the series. i’ve been a huge fan since i was 12. im in my mid 20s now. trust me i can tell you everything you need to know! LET’S RIDE!!
Q: WHAT’S EVEN THE APPEAL OF DISGAEA ANYWAY?
A: [vibrates] IF YOU CAN’T TELL BY LOOKING YOU HAVE NO BUSINESS HERE
Q: DO I HAVE TO PLAY THE DISGAEA SERIES IN ORDER?
A: nope! it’s nice to if you can though, because it’s a lot harder to go back to playing the older ones when you’re used to the super polished gameplay of the later entries.
Q: SO WHICH GAME IS THE BEST PLACE TO START?
A: that depends! disgaea 1 is available on the most platforms, so it’d probably be the EASIEST place for most people to start, but the one i’d have to recommend to anyone with a PS3 or vita, is disgaea 4! it has the best cast/story imo–it’s probably the most solid entry of the series in all areas! disgaea 2 is also very very good!
Q: WAIT HOW MANY DISGAEAS ARE THERE??
A: at the time of writing this guide, there are 6 total! disgaea 1 (ps2, psn, psp, ds, pc), disgaea 2 (ps2, psp, psn, pc), disgaea 3 (ps3, vita), disgaea 4 (ps3, vita), disgaea d2 (ps3), disgaea 5 (ps4, switch). there are a bunch of spinoffs and other related nis titles, but i won’t go into those here.
Q: SERIOUSLY WHY DO YOU LIKE DISGAEA AND WHY SHOULD I PLAY
A: IT’S, THE BEST TACTICAL RPG YOU COULD ASK FOR, WITH COLORFUL CASTS AND FUN NETHERWORLDS AND THE MUSIC RULES AND YOU’LL LOVE EVERY CHARACTER, PLEASE PLAY DISGAEA!!!!
Q: WHAT’S DISGAEA ABOUT THO?
A: all the disgaea games are about people of all different backgrounds coming together to accomplish their goals, building trust and camaraderie through their various battles together and developing DEEP BONDS! of LOVE! despite most of them being demons who are supposed to see love and friendship as a weakness…! it’s about found family!! and self discipline and sacrifice!!! and doing things that are absolutely ridiculous while taking it completely seriously!! I LOVE DISGAEA!!!!!! p-please…. play these games…
Q: ARE ALL THE STORIES CONNECTED OR MORE STANDALONE?
A: every game takes place in a different netherworld with a new cast (except for disgaea d2 which is a sequel to the first game). there are some recurring characters in the main stories (etna from 1 is in 2, axel from 2 is in 4) but you don’t necessarily have to play the ones those characters are from to be able to follow the story. although, your impression of etna will be pretty different if you only play 2 and not 1… i promise there’s a lot to her character ok…
Q: UHH CAN I CHOOSE WHICH ONE I WANNA PLAY BASED ON SETTING/PLOT SUMMARIES…
A: I’M GLAD YOU ASKED, I’LL BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOU!
DISGAEA: HOUR OF DARKNESS - super classic. you play as laharl, a demon prince who wakes up from a 2 year nap to find out his dad’s dead, so it’s time for you to take the throne!! your only pals are your loyal(?) vassal etna, and an angel trainee who tried to assassinate you in your sleep. good luck, laharl…
DISGAEA 2: CURSED MEMORIES - this one takes place in a human world where everyone’s been transformed to demons by the big baddie! YOUR NAME IS ADELL AND YOU’RE GONNA PUNCH THAT BIG BADDIE IN THE FACE, TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY!!! but when you try to summon him for a beatdown you get his hot daughter instead? and you fall in love and it’s one of the best love stories in video game history, the end.
DISGAEA 3: ABSENCE OF JUSTICE - the whole netherworld is a GIANT school. DEMON SCHOOL! you play as mao, the overlord/dean’s son and the NUMBER 1 HONOR STUDENT (meaning, he’s never once gone to class–the concept of a good and bad student are switched in the netherworld.) basically your goal is to defeat the overlord buuut it’s much more complicated than that–the characters are really great, especially almaz and sapphire, and that’s all i can really say about it without going into too much detail!!!
DISGAEA 4: A PROMISE UNFORGOTTEN - this one’s got a political theme! it’s centered around valvatorez, a vampire who was feared as a tyrant until he stopped drinking blood due to a promise he made in the past. THIS IS THE STORY OF HOW HE GOT A SICK CREW TOGETHER AND REFORMED THE CORRUPTERNMENT AND SAVED THE WORLD AND STUFF!! (this is hands down my favorite and i can’t recommend it enough…)
DISGAEA D2: A BRIGHTER DARKNESS - finally a direct sequel to the first game! laharl and co are back in action and there’s all these flowers spreading all over the netherworld and making things STRANGE. also laharl and etna gain siblings. this one’s great to play when you wanna feel like WOW DISGAEA HAS COME SO FAR ;O;
DISGAEA 5: ALLIANCE OF VENGEANCE - ok so… 5 has the longest story but probably the most simple plot: void dark’s army is taking over all the netherworlds so go beat him up. there’s a big focus on revenge in this one (it’s a cool and fun mechanic in the game!)–you play as killia, a mysterious loner, and you get a bunch of flashbacks to your dead girlfriend and you just wanna kill void dark so much. yep! that’s disgaea 5!
Q: I HATE GAMES, CAN’T I JUST WATCH THE DISGAEA ANIME INSTEAD
A: no, oh my god, LOL PLEASE DON’T LET THAT ANIME BE YOUR ONLY EXPOSURE TO DISGAEA!! IT’S NOT GOOD!!! it’s really funny to watch after you’ve played the first game and want to cringe over how they ruined the characters/story but please, if you must watch it, let it be as a goof.
Q: SPEAKING OF ANIME, I DON’T WANNA BE PLAGUED BY GARBAGE TROPES… IS DISGAEA GOING TO HURT ME?
A: disgaea will hurt you a little, sometimes. i wanted to talk about this because i think it’s important. maybe the biggest thing (that gets to me personally) is that there’s running jokes in disgaea about flat-chested characters being mad about not being curvy. there’s like… little annoying lines here and there enforcing dumb gender roles or like where the joke is that a character maybe isn’t straight or something–BBUUUUTTTT compared to other anime games i’ve witnessed, it’s not NEARLY as pervasive or focused on as like, the stock gag. SO EVEN IF YOU’RE SENSITIVE TO IT, IT’LL BE OK!!!! it’ll be ok…
Q: DOES DISGAEA HAVE ACTUAL QUEER-CODED CHARACTERS OR IS IT ALL JOKES THAT WILL MAKE ME FEEL BAD
A: what a specific question that i was actually just looking for an excuse to discuss. something i really value in disgaea is that the characters are just allowed to be who they are. it’s the netherworld! they can go as wild as they want! which means flower monsters who look like girls but they’re boys!** the extremely feminine and cute male healers in dd2 and d5! they introduced choosing personalities for your units in d4 and a few male classes have lines that suggest they like men–heck, a succubus tells you she’s bi! raspberyl in d3 has 2 girlfriends (not exactly confirmed but they at least both canonically have feelings for her), and don’t even get me started on fenrich and valvatorez. also, as an ace spectrum person, i feel that this series is suuuper ace friendly. to the extent that i’m genuinely curious if ace people are naturally attracted to disgaea, or maybe i just really get along with other ace spectrum disgaea fans and that’s why i have so many? woah this is really off track. FORGIVE ME…
**EDIT: ive been informed this is considered a garbage trope to some people–which, i can understand… d4 literally says the words “trap action” when describing them which is REALLY UNFORTUNATE… it also stops being so much of a thing, in d5 they’re just feminine (with one “tomboy” personality) and counted as female units. so i don’t know if this is a win or not. i like the idea of the class but i’m also painfully aware the writers’ intent wasn’t to be inclusive. like anything in disgaea i’m just happy for something that can just exist the way it wants to be, which is why i mentioned it. that’s all!
Q: ANY CONTENT WARNING TYPE STUFF TO BE AWARE OF??
A: some of the bad ends are pretty gruesome (2 has one that haunts a lot of people still), but it’s hard to reach that stuff especially on accident. disgaea is pretty lighthearted otherwise! it doesn’t get too heavy and is generally light and hopeful anyway.
Q: IS THERE ANY REASON NOT TO PLAY DISGAEA?
please play disgaea…
i don’t know how to end this other than insisting again that everyone get into this series… i might edit/add to this post in the future as well… there’s gotta be more disgaeas in the works, right…? please nis… ah… i love…..