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FIRE EMBLEM ECHOES: SHADOWS OF VALENTIA - SOUND TEST CODE REVEALED

In the original Fire Emblem Gaiden, you could access a special Sound Test mode with a set of button inputs. Turns out the devs kept that feature for the remake, Shadows of Valentia. On the title screen, quickly press ↑ ↓ ← → ↑, which will unlock the sound test in the extras menu.

little horizon zero dawn things:

– Aloy leans forward when riding her horse (sorry, strider) up a hill and back when riding down, like youre supposed to, despite never having ridden or even seen a real horse in her life

– the mount machines all have properly animated gaits, two-beat trot three-beat canter four-beat gallop etc

– the little smile she makes when it’s snowing or raining and she puts her hands out you complain about the rain but i know the truth

– the pine saplings near pitchcliff

– studious pallas

– the poetry inside the metal flowers

– aloy’s little comments to herself when she’s picking herbs/climbing ice/the weather changes/she slides down a hillside/etc

– if you ride right up to the cutscene trigger while tracking dervahl the game animates her dismounting and patting the strider’s side as part of the cutscene

– tallnecks, esp. how they’re totally oblivious to you scrambling all over them

– the fact that you don’t need the focus to track because the environmental clues (footprints, blood smears, cart tracks, etc) are actually there

– sylens sends you a bunch of information and then there’s about a second’s worth of pause and he just sends you the definition of corporation as if that’s the only thing that might be confusing

– those two mysterious named rabbits up above devil’s thirst seriously what’s the deal with them

– the really gorgeous sunsets

– the crouch idle where she rocks back so it looks like she’s sitting

– going back to visit Rost and you actually can tell him about your journeys (i cried SO hard)

– npcs comment on what you’re wearing

– the little surprised hop-jump-look animation the watchers make when you throw a rock near them

– overridden ravagers rumbling and following you around

– the fact that overridden machines have unique animations for fighting other machines as opposed to you

– PHOTO MODE

– the sound the metal flowers make

– Aloy’s little shrug when she drops the safe through the floor

– aloy shutting down all the dudes who try to flirt with her

– seriously she’s so blunt i love it the world needs more blunt pragmatic heroines

– “it’s a door”

– the hair physics and the way the sun catches in the edges of her hair

– big machines knock over trees when they go into forested areas and it’s terrifying

– the way the fog moves over the ground in waves

– aloy’s crooked teeth and bushy eyebrows and slightly chubby face and she’s stocky but also ripped from years of hunting like she looks like a person shes perfect

– the fact that the mount machines have the same base body but slightly different sounds and idle animations

– did i mention studious pallas? i love him he is Trying his Best

i forgot how much i love what remains of the homestuck fandom. like we’ve all read the entirety of this god damn webcomic which could literally be considered a fucking epic
and with something that fucking huge you think we’d forget some plot elements or characters or lose interest. no. we remember all these minuscule facts. all of us. collectively.

there are years upon YEARS of jokes pertaining soley to this one piece of literature and none of it ever gets stale. we have annual dates where the fandom comes out of hibernation to celebrate the anniversaries of important events. john egbert was 13 years old when this all began, and as of today he is able to legally drink* and it blows my mind that we’ve seen this kid grow through his entire teenage years

like, the remaining homestuck fandom thats still around right now are the true fans. the ones who’ve been around since act 1-3 began are the elders of the community have seen the rise and fall of it all, including 2011-2012. they get all the jokes that newer people to the fandom wouldn’t have been there for.

how [s] cascade fucking crashed the entire site of newgrounds, hussie got a really really bad computer virus from downloading a folder of shitty wizard pictures, dave strider’s blogspot, hussie’s formspring, msparp, the first few days of the gigapause, the hell that was 2011-2012 homestuck on youtube (aka karkalicious and those voice overs), the crazy fan theories after every single update, sbahj refrances……, vriska (vriska), caliborn’s shitty anime act and that unskippable casio piano cheering sound effect, TRICKSTER MODE, the fucking shipping possibilities handfed to this fandom thanks to the quadrants oh my god, i could go on for ages

the sheer amount of SHIT this fandom has produced and we all forgot about as endgame finally began to draw near and the temporary 2012 craze lost its hype.

hiveswap is still on the backburner after waiting 4+ years for this game and for some reason we’re all still patiently waiting even though the release date has been postponed indefinitely. we’re on par with the invader zim fandom with how resilient to time we are.

we all hate andrew hussie somewhere deep down in our hearts yet we still beg for more content from that clown, and nobody knows why

Something I noticed about the Council of Worlds

Most of the Leaders are Female, and each Colony seems to represent a different type of governing body

Caminus, led by the Mistress of Flame is a Theocracy

Carcer, led by Elita 1 is a military Dictatorship

Velocitron, led by Override appears to be a Meritocracy (the fastest being put in charge)

Devisen is mostly unknown to us, its leader has yet to be shown, or much of its society outside of everyone being Micromaster combiners. I suspect that Devisen may very we’ll be Communistic. It would explain the lack of an actual leader. And the 2 becoming 1 alt mode thing sounds like the kind of condition that leads to the cooperation and trust inherent in True Communism

Eukaris is another odd one. Since its split into 4 tribes it appears to be Feaudal. But we don’t know anything about the leaders of those tribes, but we do know that all 4 tribes follow the council of Blackarachnia “the Fateweaver Oracle”

“No, he means Church.”

I am of the opinion that you should always call a character by what they prefer to be called. Yes, they are fictional, but it’s important to set that standard of respect for all people, and refusing to call someone by their preferred name while they can’t argue with you (bc theyre not real) sets yourself up as kind of a dick. That being said, this is a… complicated situation.

E (I will be referring to the two Churches as E and A throughout this post) has expressed multiple times a distaste of being called Epsilon; a distaste which is reiterated here with Tucker’s line. That should be the end of it. E doesn’t want to be called Epsilon, he doesn’t get called Epsilon. We even have a nice preferred name! (unlike most of the other ai where we just have to guess) But the issue lies with the name Church

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Seventeen Reaction to: Their S/O Singing in Their Native Language

wjsn version: here!

S.Coups: After you tell him you felt like you sang badly, he goes into fatherly leader mode. “No, listen to me, you did good! I don’t know what you were saying but it sounded really good! I wanted to cry and throw roses at your feet but the boys wouldn’t let me. So don’t think that, that’s silly. You sang perfectly!”

Originally posted by withjunhui

Jeonghan: He’s such a caring person that he does everything he can to reassure you before you start singing, that you have no need to be nervous. If you’re not nervous then he’s probably even more excited and hyped than you. He has nothing but bright smiles and kind words to say when you finish singing, clapping louder than everyone else.

Originally posted by jeonghan-1004svt

Joshua: Smiles from ear to ear out of happiness and pride. He doesn’t mean to brag non-stop but he can’t help himself, telling everyone about how well his baby can sing.

Originally posted by lovejoshua17

Jun: *ignore the captions haha* He watches in awe and fascination, wishing he could understand you but feeling like he doesn’t need to. Music is a language in itself, that can break down all barriers so while he may not know the words, he understands and is so proud and adfghlka look at you, singing, so cute and precious.

Originally posted by wooziwithlove

Hoshi: He could sense your nerves so he wanted to make you smile and relax, doing dorky things to make you smile. While you perform a powerful ballad, he starts dabbing as if it were an upbeat song. Soon, the other members join in and now there’s a group of boys dabbing in the crowd.

Originally posted by sebongies101

Wonwoo: Melts into squishy goo. He’s so impressed and amazed, his insides turning to mush. He can’t do anything but smile as he watches you sing.

Originally posted by fyeahwonhui

Woozi: Can’t believe how beautiful you sound, singing in your native tongue. “Maybe we should do a song together?” he offers. The fact that he’d let you in on his most favourite activity, music, shows his admiration and love of you.

Originally posted by mountean

DK: ”You’re so good, maybe I should ask Coups to let you join Seventeen? It’s not like we have enough members already!” He’s joking but a part of him is seriously considering it. He could have you around all the time and hear your beautiful voice … Hmm, if only it were possible.

Originally posted by mystarsandmoonhao

Mingyu: Rushes up to you when you finish, wanting to be the first to congratulate you on your excellent performance. “Great job! You need to sing for me more often from now on ~”

Originally posted by visual-17

The8: Had recorded your performance and watches it over and over. He’ll show the others too, wanting to show off his talented baby.

Originally posted by wonnhao

Seungkwan: When he overhears a spectator comment on how “weird” your native language sounds, he’s in attack mode and ready to FIGHT.

Originally posted by veryubejam

Vernon: Wants to show his support but also embarrass the hell out of you so he’s centre of the dance floor, jamming out to your song. When you finish the song you’re like “lol who’s that guy I don’t know him?? security??”

Originally posted by wonnhao

Dino: He’s feeling the vibe, not only proud but in awe of you. S.Coups tries to tame him but Michael Chanson has been unleashed. There is no stopping him now.

Originally posted by performanceunit

INFP Personality (“The Mediator”)


INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type – but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.

INFP personality
Being a part of the Diplomat personality group, INFPs are guided by their principles, rather than by logic (Analysts), excitement (Explorers), or practicality (Sentinels). When deciding how to move forward, they will look to honor, beauty, morality and virtue – INFPs are led by the purity of their intent, not rewards and punishments. People who share the INFP personality type are proud of this quality, and rightly so, but not everyone understands the drive behind these feelings, and it can lead to isolation.

All that is gold does not glitter; not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither; deep roots are not reached by the frost.

We Know What We Are, but Know Not What We May Be

At their best, these qualities enable INFPs to communicate deeply with others, easily speaking in metaphors and parables, and understanding and creating symbols to share their ideas. The strength of this intuitive communication style lends itself well to creative works, and it comes as no surprise that many famous INFPs are poets, writers and actors. Understanding themselves and their place in the world is important to INFPs, and they explore these ideas by projecting themselves into their work.

INFPs have a talent for self-expression, revealing their beauty and their secrets through metaphors and fictional characters.

INFPs’ ability with language doesn’t stop with their native tongue, either – as with most people who share the Diplomat personality types, they are considered gifted when it comes to learning a second (or third!) language. Their gift for communication also lends itself well to INFPs’ desire for harmony, a recurring theme with Diplomats, and helps them to move forward as they find their calling.

Listen to Many People, but Talk to Few

Unlike their Extraverted cousins though, INFPs will focus their attention on just a few people, a single worthy cause – spread too thinly, they’ll run out of energy, and even become dejected and overwhelmed by all the bad in the world that they can’t fix. This is a sad sight for INFPs’ friends, who will come to depend on their rosy outlook.

If they are not careful, INFPs can lose themselves in their quest for good and neglect the day-to-day upkeep that life demands. INFPs often drift into deep thought, enjoying contemplating the hypothetical and the philosophical more than any other personality type. Left unchecked, INFPs may start to lose touch, withdrawing into “hermit mode”, and it can take a great deal of energy from their friends or partner to bring them back to the real world.

Luckily, like the flowers in spring, INFP’s affection, creativity, altruism and idealism will always come back, rewarding them and those they love perhaps not with logic and utility, but with a world view that inspires compassion, kindness and beauty wherever they go.

Nothing's Impossible (Demo Version)
Depeche Mode
Nothing's Impossible (Demo Version)

Just give me a reason, some kind of sign
I’ll need a miracle to help me this time
I heard what you said, and I feel the same
I know in my heart that I’ll have to change

Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing’s impossible
I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing’s impossible

How did we get to be this far apart?
How did we get to be this far apart?
I want to be with you, something to share
I want to be near you, sometimes I care

Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing’s impossible
I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing’s impossible
Even the stars look brighter tonight
Nothing’s impossible
If you believe in love at first sight
Nothing’s impossible

I still believe in love at first sight
Nothing’s impossible