Recent posts by CowFriend on Kongregate

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Topic: Kongregate / [Event] Celebrating 2015!

tfw missed a golden kongpanion last year because I was at Universal Studio that week

 
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Topic: Off-topic / You find me in your basement.

Wonder how I suddenly got a basement and why I’m in it and why someone else is in it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is your avatar and how it look important to you?

I have mine for probably five years now.

it’s ok i guess

 
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Topic: Kongregate / chatbox update is the worst thing I've ever seen

I don’t think anyone can disagree that the addition of timestamp is a positive change to the chat system. However, as a lot of people said, there are plenty of flaws (primarily the formatting) that I hope the staffs working on it won’t overlook and leave around like that piece of moldy cheese between the cement cracks on the way to the store to get more dog food for your dog.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Just started watching Strawberry Marshmallow, and damn, I’m already really liking it. The deadpan approach in humor that this show uses is great (the reason why I started watching it). The character designs are seriously dangerous, though.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Make your waifu, OT.

That was hard work.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

I gave Lain a 6 as well. Honestly, people could argue about how deep it is and how it makes you have to think, but it’s still not enjoyable as a whole. The first couple episodes were the high point for me. Even though you have no idea what the hell is happening, it still captures the horror atmosphere quite well. But later on, it’s both “you have no idea what’s happening” and bland at the same time.

It’s a show that will get higher rating the more knowledgeable one is about the themes discussed within. I won’t call out anyone for having bad taste for giving it any particular rating, but it’s absurd when the majority of the people who watch it are giving it a rating higher than a 7. I can almost guarantee that the majority of the anime community does not get that show. The fact that most give it a high rating just shows that they rate it high on the account that they think it’s deep rather than actually understanding why it’s deep.


Well, now that mini-rant is over. I just finished Plastic Memories a couple days ago, and I would say it’s fine. Some of the scenes are pretty funny, but the finale is by far the high point of the show. The biggest fault of the show is how many logic flaw there are (basically unrealistic premises that make certain scenarios happen when they should never happen). It’s a 50/50 on the recommendation, but I would say it’s one of the better romcom out there. So if that’s your thing, go for it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / The Most Biggest Weeaboo in OT!

Can I be added to the list? I watch some good ol’ Pink Panther once every couple months.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Is there any OTers beside me that play Pokemon?

I played XY when it came out. I have ORAS, but haven’t started playing it yet. Haven’t touched my 3DS at all recently.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Which video game are you the MOST good at?

Games that I’m most likely top 10% in, probably LoL, Path of Exile, and Hearthstone. These are really the only games I’m playing regularly right now.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / ITT: Math facts

Math isn’t something that’s just “invented”. It’s a concept that we all subconsciously know, whether we decided to coin out the term “mathematics” or not. Little kids knew that when you get four apples when you put two apples together with another two apples, even before 0 AD.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Well, after a long grind, I finally finished Monster. It’s pretty good, but it’s no where near a masterpiece. The story is way longer than it needed to be, and the ending just wasn’t satisfying for how long this show took. The plot gets repetitive and predictable after a few arcs, and some of the characters start out pretty decent but just become bland and irritating (Nina to name one). Lunge and Grimmer are probably my two most favorite characters and definitely carried the show for me. The one main thing that this show did well was how innovative it was to the anime medium. It’s probably the most comparable anime to western crime/mystery TV series.

Honestly, I wouldn’t recommend this show unless you’re just out of shows to watch and have a lot of free time. It’s 74 episodes when it could be easily condensed to ~50 episodes. It’s also not a show that you can just binge through because the story’s really not that captivating.

Well, I’m glad that I finished the show. I can finally move on to another show.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What grade are you in?

Going to college next year.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / If OT was pay to win

you could pay like 15$ and kong would give you a cool thread ideas

Best idea I have read since the Patriot Act. I think OT would really benefit from this.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / What is your reputation?

Coolest kid in town.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

I watched 15 episodes and put it on hold. This was over 2 years ago. That show was so painfully dull and slow that I couldn’t stand to watch it. I’ll get back to it when I completely run out of other stuff to watch.

The only reason why I picked this show up was because of how well-received it is, and I’ll probably continue to watch it because of that. I watched episode nine yesterday, and that was definitely the high point of the show so far for me (even though it has nothing to do with the mystery). It’s pretty nice that I don’t hate any characters do far. The show does a great job of showcasing both the good and bad side of characters instead of oversimplifying them, even that gold digger.

Edit: I take that back, I forgot there was the director and his goons.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Started watching Monster yesterday. It’s really one of its kind in terms of anime. It feels a lot like a medical/mystery/crime TV shows, which is a fairly common TV genre in America, and it’s set in a country not in Japan. The only other anime I know that is kind of similar is Black Jack (decent show), but it’s mostly episodic and more focused on the medical part. The mystery part gives me a Serial Experiments Lain vibe without the red herrings, so I’m kind of looking forward to that. It’s pretty uneventful so far, but I’m looking forward to unravel the mystery.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How autistic is OT?

Get destroyed, OT

It’s funny because I actually found a book about Asperger at an elementary school I was tutoring at today. Flipped through it and remembered some of the symptoms it listed.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Finished the first three episodes of Your Lie in April. It’s pretty damn good so far, I enjoyed pretty much every moment in this show. The premise is kinda forced (don’t think I need to explain this), but it’s just for the setup and hopefully the show will continue to be good.

The atmosphere in this show is freaking amazing. It really feels like I’m on the stage with them.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Indy111:

Anyone having trouble with MAL signing you out all the freaking time recently?

Yeah, it’s happening to me too.


Well, I finished Barakamon. It got better, but not by much. One thing I got from it is that I appreciate Nozaki-Kun even more now (show I watched before Barakamon). I currently have Barakamon at 7, but I’m debating on moving Nozaki-Kun from 7 to 8 or bumping Barakamon down to 6 (this is probably the more accurate rating).

I have to say that this show is just fine. There are plenty of shows that are better at doing what this show is trying to do.

One of the issues was that I didn’t really enjoy the humor in this show. Most of them seem forced from characters overreacting or laughing at things that aren’t really funny (the metal detector at the airport came to my mind). My favorite funny scene would have to be the Mandom one, but too bad that they never expanded on that joke. I would have enjoyed it if the show showed more characterization of Naru trying to act like an adult.

That’s the other thing, from the beginning to the end, the show never delved deep into the characters. I expected there to be a more complex relationship between the MC and Naru due to the nature of the show, but that never happened. I thought the MC would undergo a major conflict with the characters in the middle of the show, but that never happened. I think this would have made the show much stronger, especially since it’s about character growth. The show seemed to try to portray that the MC and Naru have a stronger bond than other characters, but that wasn’t very believable since they didn’t have any particularly special moments together. I wasn’t attached to any of the characters because of that, which was also why I find it funny that there are people who cried during the phone call scene with the villagers near the end.

I really feel like this show isn’t that different from the typical SoL. It seems like some people are automatically giving it higher rating because there are kids and countryside in it. It has incredible potential (if it had actual plot and meaningful character bonding) and I would enjoy it a lot more if it didn’t have those issues.

Well, I feel better for letting this out now.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Finished watching the first three episodes of Barakamon. But damn, it’s ridiculously mediocre so far. Most of the characters are generic and annoying (e.g. the yaoi fangirl trope has no place in this show). The whole “everyone in the village is happy and nice to the MC” thing is getting boring to watch. I lived in a rural place before, so I get that people are more intimate there, but the way the show portrays it is just over the top.

Don’t get me wrong, I love shows like this. But Silver Spoon and Non Non Biyori both did a much better job in the first three episodes than Barakamon. I guess the one thing that Barakamon did better than Non Non Biyori is the realism of actually having old people in the countryside.

I’ll continue watching it because it’s probably gonna get better. But man, there’s really nothing spectacular about this show that I can point out right now.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / How Many Languages Can You Speak?

Mandarin and English and three years of French.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Are you here to be liked?

No.

I really don’t know why I’m still here.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / itt impersonate other oters

Hey, OT. I hope you’re having a nice day today.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Have you ever ate something disgusting?

I thought I was eating chocolate balls. But apparently they were cockroach eggs.

It’s okay, they were empty.