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Forum: Anyone still here?
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
Well we'll need to make some threads people would be interested in posting about. I think we could all talk at length about the refugee crisis and Donald Trump?

Anyway, chat is chat. We'll see what we can muster up for that. The Facebook group is still a thing, so we might try for some activity from them.

Personally I, and some of the other figs, have no interest in the Alora Fane site. I've sorta stopped caring after Pseudo underwent some changes that basically sapped away what I came to fig for in the first place, so I'm not gonna transition over there.
Game: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 2
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
You have to save at the end of Chapter 2 after the fighting is done and after the GdM cutscene. Basically, after it tells you you've won the game, there's a little thing that gives you the option to save the game(And to take all the items off of your team members, if I recall correctly) and that moment is sort of like a transition from Chapter 2 to Chapter 3. It's sort of like a chapter 2.5 moment. That moment is accessible from the start of chapter 3 to start a new game.

Anyway, you'd have to save from there. I'd send you a photo of the save screen I'm talking about, but I can't seem to find it.

If you need more help, feel free to ask. I'm not always online like I used to be, but I'll do what I can.
Forum: Dream Log
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
So last night was, as usual, a multi-stage dream.

At first I was, apparently, in Japan. However, I seemed to have been an angel or something. I met up with this dude who was playing some kind of slot machine. He was really angry about it, though, because he wasn't winning anything. I pointed out that he had an extra coin to put in, but it was a Canadian quarter, and the machine didn't accept it. I asked him if he really wanted luck on the slot machine, since I knew somehow I could bring him luck, but he pain no attention. He then went on to insert the last quarter he had, which was an American Bicentennial quarter, for god knows what reason. He put that in, the machine gave it back to him. Then he put it in again, and he won a large amount. Then he seemed to be happy with the quarter, but he couldn't figure out how old it was because it had two years listed, so I explained bicentennial quarters to him, but he ignored me.

Well then I decided to go elsewhere, and since I was an angel with wings, I decided I'd fly. However, every time I tried to fly there were powerlines in the way. I kept hitting the powerlines and I couldn't really fly freely. This little boy saw me trying to fly, and he was saying to his parents "look, that man has wings" but his parents didn't pay any attention. I thought maybe they couldn't see me, maybe the other guy couldn't either? Maybe that guy at the casino wasn't just ignoring me, maybe he couldn't see me at all? Well this boy could see me.

Eventually, however, I found a place where the powerlines were just far enough apart for me to fly through them, and I made it up into the sky. The little boy seemed very amazed that I was flying. I felt very free, it wasn't like the other flying dreams I've had, where I usually have little control, or I fly by flapping my arms really hard. In this dream flying was very graceful and fairly easy, though it was difficult to take off.

Anyway. The dream switched segments. The next part, I was in the woods somewhere. Me and this group of three other guys went out into deeper woods, scouting for some reason. Eventually I figured out that we were a search party, and we were looking for a group of settlers that had gone ahead on a main group into these woods.

Well my group was walking in this wetland along a river and we saw all these fish in the river, at first they were mostly trout, but then some massive prehistoric fish showed up, and we identified them as lung fish of some sort, which actually had small legs. We kept going, but as we went, we realized their were a lot of bad signs. Torn clothing, broken pieces of equipment. We realized very quickly that the frontiersmen who went ahead had been massacred by wild animals. We turned back and returned to the camp where everyone else was, but we couldn't break it to them that their friends and family were almost certainly dead. We gave them some cryptic "Oh yeah, we found evidence they were there!" sort of thing. If we had told them what actually happened, they'd have lost the will to continue, but eventually they did learn what happened. It came gradually, so they weren't so shocked, we explained that we knew. But didn't want to shock them, and they understood. So I sat in camp and took some photos of the sunrise next to a small barn. Nothing amazing, but what else is there to do when everyone is bummed out about friends dying? Nothing.

Some weird stuff, eh?
Forum: Dream Log
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
Well I just had what was quite possibly the most movie-like dream I've ever had.

I was sorta viewing it third person, so I wasn't really interacting with things, but seeing them instead.

The setting was some time in the late 21st century or early 22nd century. Humanity was on the verge of collapse. An unknown threat, some previously undiscovered creature, lurked below ground. They decided they wanted us dead. When holes started opening up in the surface, these monsters attacked. They killed billions within the first year, but the survivors fought back.

The main forces of the military were struck first, and even when we tried to stop these monsters, we couldn't attack them underground. It wasn't long before most of civilization was destroyed. But still we fought back. Areas where the holes appeared became battlegrounds. Armies of every nation fought for humanity.

I saw these battlefields in my dreams. With regulars gone, the forces left to fight were conscripts, any survivor who could fight. The battlefields were hole-covered and body-strewn. I saw some German soldiers, dressed in leftover World War I attire, they were trying desperately to climb out of a hole, but something was stopping them. Some Americans, likewise in WWI attire came over to pull them out. The German on the left suddenly was pulled under with a scream. The soldier on the right looks at the empty space where his comrade just disappeared, and knew his fate was imminent. He reached down and pulled out his pistol, a surplus Walther P-38. He put the gun to his head, only to find that the front of the gun was completely melted away by acid. One of the Americans saw this, reached into his own pocket and pulled out his own 1911, handing it to the German. The German gave the American a grim look of thanks before he, too, was pulled down into the hole. The sound of a single gunshot echoed out of the tunnel.

Somehow humanity was going to survive, it had to survive! The people in Europe had gone through most of their supplies, and had started raiding so-called time capsules, left from a time before the invasion, for supplies, even for seeds to try to grow crops in the few 'safe' areas left. In America, Fort Knox had to temporarily be open, giving out rations stored in the bunkers.

Their were some remnants of cities that were mostly untouched after the initial invasion. The some of the survivors learned of special gifts they had, the power to wield magic. Those who could wield magic were dubbed "Samurai" and were charged with protecting the last bastions of humanity. Further still were the magi, people who could develop new forms of magic. These two forces combined were the last true hope for humanity.

How this fight ends, I do not know... But it's a pretty bloody kick-arse setting. And let me tell you, this dream looked like it was directed by J.J. Abrams.
Forum: Your Saddest Moments
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
No problem, man. Just remember, if you ever need someone to talk to, I'm here every couple of days at the very least, so you can talk to me about whatever. Best of luck finding the right moment. :)
Forum: Your Saddest Moments
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
Man, I can imagine how you felt. Honestly my parents actually said that sort of thing to me a lot, but they always apologized for it later, and we'd be closer for it. However, if that's something you're not used to, and you hear it while you're depressed, then I can imagine how devastating it must have been.

I really think you should talk to your parents about it as soon as you can, though. This is the sort of thing that's good for you to talk about. My dad works in psychological therapy, and he always recommends talking about anything that bothers you. Even if you end up saying the same thing, just talking about something that causes you pain helps a lot. Even if you're talking to someone who won't listen, it still helps, but someone who listens helps even more.

People can't understand eachother unless they communicate, though. I really do hope you get a chance to talk this over with your parents soon.
Forum: Pokémon Go
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
Not to be confused with Pokey Mango, which is CtG's specialty.

Almost everyone has, by now, at least heard of Pokémon Go. It took the world by storm, has well over 100,000,000 downloads on the Google Play store alone, and is perhaps the first super famous Augmented Reality game. It's also one of the most complex free apps available, since most free apps are utter rubbish, or chuck full of ads.

Pokémon Go is quite controversial.

On one hand supporters point out that it encourages nerds to go outside, get excercise, visit landmarks, museums and libraries, and even to, *GASP!* SOCIALIZE!!! There are heart-warming stories of Autistic children going out and talking to people and sharing experiences with them, pushing their limits and growing. There are people who are playing the game and walking dogs from local pounds while they're out. Some players use their walking around town as an opportunity to pick up garbage and recycle and help make the world a somewhat nicer place.

However, there is also a dark side. Countless people have trespassed while playing Pokémon Go, searching for precious Pokémon. Rumours suggest people have been crashing their vehicles while playing Pokémon Go. In-game items called lure modules have been used to lure players into armed-robbery ambushes, or to attract customers for drug deals. Fighting between teams has proven hostile at times, perhaps even violent. I got super depressed when I accidentally transferred my beloved Ookamizu, a Vaporeon that I was so stoked to get, back before they set up a feature that made it impossible to transfer favourited Pokémon. The problems are all so apparent.

But pretty much everyone has opinions one way or another on the game at this point. I want to see people discuss it here. What do you like? What do you dislike? Do you have any information you'd like to share? Do you simply not care?

Oh, uh, also, this is, like, a forum post. Egads.
Forum: Gun Control Discussion
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
He did increase the burden on all of us, that's true, but as you were saying about the social contracts, it wouldn't be fair for him to go through all of the dakrness on his own. We, his family members, should have been able to help. Admittedly, at the time we did the best we could, but we couldn't live his life for him, so it was essentially like he was in the dark without a candle, and we were a picture of a flashlight, not actually capable of creating light in his world, but trying to convince him that there was still light in the world. But since it was so dark, he couldn't evn see that.

He messed things up for a lot of people, but he went through much worse.

I understand that a lot of people value life above all else, but I don't think it's good to make people continue living if they don't want to. I mean, isn't there a point where you should be allowed to die? I think both life and death are important rights. Give the person options and alternatives to suicide, try to make their lives better by all means, but don't go with the "STOP THEM AT ALL COSTS!" route.

I could imagine no worse torture than eternal life.
Forum: Gun Control Discussion
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
I like the idea of anarchism in a realistic way, but I think that it must be reached slowly and gradually. I think that it may actually be best instead to have what would kinda be the opposite of anarchism, which is to say everyone being the rulers. It's not that I don't want their to be governing, but that everyone should have total equality in it, and no one should have authority above others. But anarchy becomes much more hopeless when you consider that there will always be people that try to exploit things more. Basically greedy people would use the lack of authority to exploit others who lack physical ability. Or something.

But if you slowly evolve society into anarchy, I think it could work.

Over all, people are evil, people in power are evil, people in power make the rules and the victors write the history books while the oppressed write the songs played in run-down taverns, telling the tales of better days, past and future.
Forum: Gun Control Discussion
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david s 24 United States MelancholicCholeric ISFJ 621 1192C
I frankly don't came what the philosophers think. I've been more skeptical of philosophy ever since I had a philosophy class where my professor answered virtually every question with "No". Even so, there's no really certain way to say what's good and bad, so people define things based on their personal standards. Most of anti-suicide stuff in the west is based on religion. In Japan, suicide is far less stigmatized, in fact at times it's romanticized. That being said, the stigma is on the rise their, most likely due to western influence.

But in a case where a gun not being present could prevent a suicide, or cause the attempt to fail, I'd say that's actually *worse*. Other means of attempting suicide involve more suffering. Poison causes suffering, hanging yourself causes suffering, slitting your throat is painful and takes time, time in which you may regret it or fear. Some would say this means that the person could have more time to realize they shouldn't kill themselves, but I can't imagine it's anything short of hellish suffering. Guns reduce the suffering.

Taking guns away may prevent attempts at suicide, but suicide may be a good thing if the person is suffering otherwise. At least, that's how I see it. You're free to feel differently, I won't try to impose my views on you, I just can't think of suicide as being as bad as so many other people think it is.