Venus of the Desert Bloom

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  • Funny thing happened this morning....
    My daughter was jumping around after eating peanut butter which reminded me of myself as I would eat it and do the same thing. I told my wife “I would eat it and pretend to be like Popeye. It was my spinach.”

    So my wife said “I had the same thing but mine was Edamame Beans (a type of Japanese green bean eaten as a snack). I would eat it and pretend to get strong because I thought they were Senzu Beans from Dragon Ball.” We both had a huge laugh from that. We then imagined our daughter eating peanut covered edamame beans and we shuddered at the thought as our daughter climbed on top of our coffee table and jumped up and down while screaming “peanut butter”.

    I didn’t know Japanese kids would pretend to eating Senzu beans to act like Goku but it’s makes perfect sense.
    Ok look. I’m not here to farm posts counts. I’m not here to farm likes. I’m sure as hell not here to farm trophy points. So stop trying to make me out to be something I’m not. None of those things mean nothing to me and trying to say it does it ridiculous.



    What am I here to farm?




    Squirrels. Tons of squirrels. Thousands of squirrels. As many as I can fit into my mouth without choking. And that’s not a euphemism. I’m here for the squirrels and the squirrels only. You got a squirrel? We are best buds for life. No squirrel? You’re dead to me.

    I’m. Here. For. The. ****ing. Squirrels.!
    Just was approved for permanent residency in Japan. My “expiration date” is listed as asterisks, I can go work in a convenience store if I want to, and I’m kind of in a higher echelon of “foreign expat super Saiyan level” but now I gotta pay both Japanese and American taxes and pay $100 to finalize everything.
    I really hate “cute” high-pitched anime voices. You know the ones I’m talking about. I just cringe anytime I hear them. I don’t watch anime much but being a country surrounded by it doesn’t help with my hatred of it. But what I hate worse is when I actually meet some in real-life who refuses to use their regular voice and, instead, uses this anime voice for silly mundane things like when going shopping at the supermarket, sitting on a bus, etc.

    Then my hatred quadruples when I find that it’s not a Japanese person who is doing this voice but a foreigner who is doing it. And it then doubles from that when they horribly mess of the Japanese and insist “Watashi wa hungry desuuuuuu” is some how cute and funny.

    Am I being too hateful about this?
    S
    StoicPhantom
    Yes, but not about the foreigner part.
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    I suppose that’s just a matter of perspective. As a foreigner in Japan, I try to excel past the standards that Japanese put up...which is fairly low (Foreigners don’t know japanese customs/only interested in anime and manga/can’t speak the language/overly confrontational and opinionated). I just can’t stand it when I’m walking in the shopping center with my family and I hear other foreigners trying to copy the “cute” anime voice, very badly. Then when I check around, most people are either snickering or just like “eh, it’s the foreigners”.

    The also goes to other things: talking on the phone in the train, going into someplace with shoes on, not sticking chopsticks into rice, etc. I admit I am fairly judgmental and not afraid to call out other foreigners for not following these easy to understand rules and nuances. At the risk of making it longer than it should be, I almost got into a fight trying to get a drunk guy to remove his shoes before coming into my own house....
    S
    StoicPhantom
    To be clear, I'm saying it's being too hateful to be overly bothered by "cute high-pitched anime voices" but understandable to be bothered by rude and obnoxious foreigners. The former can make one come off as a bit of an edgelord, the latter is pretty universal among all cultures and countries I think.

    We are definitely in agreement about foreigners that won't observe local customs and rules and purposely act in a very embarrassing and cringe manner, because they won't receive any social fallout when they return home. Especially when they make the rest of us look bad.
    Hey so can you do something about how the ads just ****ed up mobile users?
    Strong Bad
    Strong Bad
    I believe in this case it's totally fine to still use that ad form to communicate those grievances. I have let the administrators know directly, in the meantime.
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Basically what Strong Bad said. The moderators and super moderators generally have zero control over what ads are featured as well as where ads are placed. Any questions, complaints, etc should be directed to the Administrators. I’m strictly a mobile user so I know the ad placement is awkward and strange but it might be something that we just have to get used to.
    AlphaZealot
    AlphaZealot
    Working to get things returned to normal for logged in users but having said that, nothing should be totally messed so will also figure out what needs to change there. We've always had an ad between the 7th post on thread, now there is one around the 15th post; are they to big/larger than before?
    My main concern with “more dlc fighters coming” bit is that they will be last-second add-ons that shouldn’t get much exposure. I hope they get the same amount of attention and exposure as the Fighter Pass characters did/do. Those already didn’t get Character trailers like everyone else so I worry they will be further limited.
    Yes I am late but I finally finished watching Game of Thrones and I have TONS OF OPINIONS about the series and the ending. Does anyone care enough to hear them cause it’s gonna be mother ****ing thesis and will take a full winter to write.
    Thoughts on SNK and Smash:
    SNK totally deserves to be in Smash. They have been very influential in the industry. And they have had an amazing comeback and I hope we get to see more awesome games get rebooted. I grew up playing World Heroes, KoF, Fatal Fury, Garou, and especially Samurai Shodown. SS was the first game that familiarized me with Japanese culture and what led me to want to live in Japan someday (and now I do).

    As for characters, Terry doesn’t excite me at all. I get why he is a front runner and why he would be included. I do not see a positive reception to his inclusion. The only way I would be respective to him included if he had a Tag Team assist feature with his brother, Andy, and Mai. As for gameplay, maybe he would be a slightly slower but far better version of Little Mac.

    Personally, I would rather they went the female route with Athena, Kula, or especially Nakoruru. Playing as a fast sword character who uses a hawk as a projectile and a controllable Recovery move is pretty unique and interesting. However, Terry uses his fists and we do have two characters who uses swords in the DLC pack.

    I think that if this all is true and Terry is released, I might be disappointed based on certain factors. Especially if a lack of Tag Team Assist isn’t used. The Doomslayer leaks made me thirsty for Doomslayer in Smash. Him not getting in due to Terry and Hayabusa doesn’t exactly make me happy.
    So the Banjo 7-11 display case in Japan says it will be up until the 15th. This was the same with Hero who was released a few days prior to the deadline. (This was the last day of EVO and the Ultimate tournament). That being said, it’s conceivable to see a Banjo announcement some time between this week and next with a release prior to the 15th.
    Well hello Mr. Black Bear....wandering around my front door. I have to take out the trash and go to work but I’m just gonna let you do what you do and wait for you to go away. While I call the neighborhood association to report a bear sighting as there are kids in the area.’
    RealPokeFan11
    RealPokeFan11
    This is absolutely horrible, and that arsonist proved he is a waste of life. My condolences go to the families affected by this tragedy, and this monstrosity of a "human" deserves the death penalty.
    JDCabrera
    JDCabrera
    I sadly agree with PokeFan.

    Death penalty is something that the psycopath deserves.
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    I’m not usually one to support the death penalty but I’m for it in cases like this. I’m pretty sure they will do the death penalty (which is still done by hanging in Japan). It’s becoming a huge media event with outrage from not only the anime industry/community but from the nation as a whole. Just horrible.
    Also, please remember that not liking a character inclusion isn’t a free pass to go into that character’s support thread and to rage against them. You are free to dislike a character inclusion but please don’t use this time to take your anger out on a support thread and ruin their time.

    Conversely, please don’t rub the fact that a character that you have supported since day one got in over other characters. This is not a chance for you to take potshots at that community. This especially rings true for deconfirmed characters.

    Doing anyone of these actions will result in disciplinary measures so please keep that in mind. We do not tolerate thread wars nor thread raids. Please be mindful and civil of other members of the site.
    Bethesda...I like and I like your games. But half of that presentation was the ultimate form of The Cringe. I get it but a lot of it wasn’t needed cause everyone gets it as well. I forgive you for the annoying YEEEEAAAH!! guy who said that after every single word but the entire staged interviews of people’s appreciation for Bethesda and how Bethesda games have pulled them out of pits of despair was too much of a reach. I was just too much. Maybe a few heartfelt interviews here and there but everything felt forced and an attempt to pull one’s heart strings/d’awww moments. Also, I think the entire “Let’s kill Nazi’s” shtick they had and the entire “It’s ****ING awesome!” was also a bit too much as well. The former was a 2016/2017 meme and the later was like... forced foul language to make it seem cool.

    Not a huge fan of the mobile push you are doing but I’ll look past that if you continue to push out good content for ESO, Doom, TES, Fallout, as well as new games. And I would like to address the lack of TES6. What. The. ****.

    Despite my negative viewpoint of the Bethesda presentation, I’m really looking forward to what they push out. Always a fan and will continue to be a fan. Dragonborn, Doomslayer, and Vault Boy for Smash please
    Oh and surprise surprise, Trump and Abe are going golfing. You know...to discuss important matters. And play golf cause that’s what rich world leaders do.
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    I know. I was just being a piece of **** about names.
    My B - Chillin Dude - February 2015
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    As for approval ratings, they fluctuate. Dubya has an excellent approval rating after 9/11. Then it bottomed out later on. Trump’s rating has had highs and lows with it currently being high. I was highlighting that Trump constantly criticized Obama for playing golf (which I also didn’t like) yet these two are playing golf again. Shinzo actually doesn’t play golf that much from what I’ve read. Does it just to make Trump happy.
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    You know though, that’s not the first time I’ve discussed Shinzo Abe and had him confused with Lincoln. And then when I tell them it’s not Lincoln but Shinzo Abe, they are like “Who?” And, when I tell them he is the Prime Minister of Japan... they are like “Ahhh...they have a prime minister?” I shouldn’t be surprised when more than half of my friends and family in the States can’t pick Japan on a map and still think I live in China. (And that Japan and China are the same)
    For my next question to the masses after SoulCalibur,
    which three entirely characters would you like to see in the next Mario Kart? Mario or Guests. Additionally, what three racing tracks would you like to see?
    RealPokeFan11
    RealPokeFan11
    Entirely new characters? I would pick Spike, King K. Rool, and Pikachu.

    Tracks:
    Obligatory Giant House track! (Thanks Nathaniel Bandy)
    New Donk City
    Cycling Road (Pokémon)
    Mamboo07
    Mamboo07
    New Characters:
    1. Poochy
    2. T. Rex (From Mario Odyssey)
    3. Kirby

    Tracks:
    1. Wario Coliseum (NGC, haven't played it before)
    2. Crumbleden (From Odyssey, have the dragon destroy the whole track)
    3. Our Solar System (Gliding above Saturn's rings would be awsome)
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    For me, I would add: Poochy, Paulina, and Samus as a guest.

    Tracks wise, I would like to see:

    Brinstar (Metroid)
    Crumbleden
    Peach’s Castle
    Similar to my Mortal kombat question:

    1) What SoulCalibur veteran character would you like to see included?
    2) What SoulCalibur character that’s entirely new and original would you like to see (withba focus what kind of weapon that wield)
    3) What guest character from any medium do you want to see?
    Velveeta Dream
    Velveeta Dream
    1. Lizardman
    2. a War Fan wielder
    3. Marth
    Mamboo07
    Mamboo07
    1: Rock
    2: A flail wielder
    3: Kirby (uses Hammer and Fighter copy abilities)
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Realized I never responded to this:

    1. Necrid
    2. A segmented Blade-type contraption
    3. Sekiro
    Next question time: what are three type combinations (Ie: Fire/flying, Dark/Water, and Poison/Bug) that hasn’t appeared yet/not represented well that you want to see? If you want to, you can also give an example of a potential Pokémon that could fill that type combo.
    psb123
    psb123
    I'd be down for a Fire/Electric type. Only one so far is a Rotom form that no one ever uses.
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    Venus of the Desert Bloom
    All great ideas! For me personally, I would like to see a Bug/Ghost Mothman Pokemon, a Steel/Poison Factory type Pokémon, and an Poison/Psychic mindflayer Pokemon.
    Mamboo07
    Mamboo07
    Dark/Water: Something based on Cthulhu himself

    Poison/Ice: Bacteriophage Ultra Beast

    Bug/Dark: Something inspired by the Titan Dweevil

    Dragon/Bug: Arthropleura Pokemon

    Ghost/Pyschic: Grandfather Clock Pokemon

    Steel/Fighting: Steam Train Pokemon
    Ok, question time. Let’s say you were asked to add three characters in Mortal Kombat 11, who would they be?

    One character has to be a returning character not in the base roster.

    The second is an entirely new character to the series (a vague one sentence description is fine)

    The third is a guest character from any medium.
    My daughter turned twenty months old yesterday. Within these short twenty months, she can feed herself, eats pancakes, likes to dance to music, loves animals and flowers, can recognize numbers and counting, sleeps a full night, can open doors and knows to use keys to unlock them, and have mastered over fifty Japanese and English words
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