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2020.09.25 20:57 cheers13Basic Dating Advice for Men
I wrote in Vancouver a post giving dating advice for men. Although it was targeted toward young men, I think some of the advice applies to all ages. --- I recently replied to a post asking for dating advice for men in Vancouver. I found that there are very few replies from people who are in relationships. I'm currently in a very happy relationship with someone I met from a dating app. However, I used to be really "bad" with dating and even had to resort to PUA forums when I was younger. I'm almost 30 and I'm old enough to see a lot of relationships start among my friends. I feel comfortable with giving some advice to younger men struggling with dating. General Tips
Enjoy the time you have while you're still single. You probably can't appreciate this, but pretty soon you'll be living with someone else and won't have your "freedom" anymore. I used to think that I wouldn't get married until I was 35. I'm not yet 30 and I have a child on the way. Do all the things that ought to be done while you're still single (e.g. backpacking, clubbing, attending festivals). I'll never get to know what it's like to hook up in a cruise ship. I'll probably never stay at a hostel again. Even my days of having AYCE every week is probably gone.
Most women don't have an easy time on dating apps. My partner has a lot of successful female friends who also struggle with dating. I've also matched with or gone on dates with women who struggled with dating. Therefore, when you go on a date with a woman, don't assume that you're at a disadvantage because you're a guy. Don't assume that there are hundreds of guys messaging her while you two are having coffee together. To be honest, when I broke up with my exes, I found new dates faster than they did. I had an ex who was still a virgin in her mid-20s.
Dating isn't about ranking people. It isn't a tier list where 10s go out with 10s and 9s go out with 9s. Life is so much more complicated than that. I know doctors who only want to date other doctors because it'd help them "understand" each other better. I also know doctors who would hate dating other doctors because their conversations would become too boring.
Dating Profile Advice
Most men aren't fit, especially after their mid-20s. If you can run a 10K in under an hour and do three chin-ups then you're good to go. If not, then start running and do pushups. You don't even need the gym to improve your fitness. If you spend as much time working out as the typical woman spend on make up, then you'll be well ahead of the average guy on Tinder.
Use basic, basic cosmetic maintenance. Get hair cuts regularly. Use a cleanser and moisturizer. Shave (not down there). Try switching from glasses to contacts (or vice versa).
Clothing matters! It's not about the brand, it's about the fit. I used to be insecure about my height so I always purchased length 32 pants. They were always too long for me. I eventually switched to length 30 and didn't have to worry about ill fitting pants.
You need at least three specific pictures to have "good" profile photos. A close up of your face (no selfie though), a close up of your upper body, and a photo of your whole body. Smile in all of them. No hats, sunglasses, nor masks. Ideally take them during the summer so you have less clothing on you. It'd be best to take them with a DSLR / mirrorless. Use a good phone camera at minimum (e.g. iPhone SE 2, Pixel 4a).
Your bio can only be a negative. Most people (even women) swipe based on pictures. After all, "a picture is worth 1,000 words". It's easier to tell someone's personality over a photo than over text. Just have a simple bio to prove that you aren't a bot. No sarcasm, stupid jokes, geeky references, memes. Just write something like "I've been living in Vancouver for five years after arriving from Toronto. I love skiing, hiking, and playing board games. Looking for a partner to explore the city together; bonus if you can speak Japanese."
Basic Dating Advice
Get a coffee date within a week of matching on an app. Coffee dates are fast and cheap so it's hard for someone to say no to that. Of course, in Vancouver bubble tea is great too. It's pointless to spend too much time texting unless your ideal relationship revolves around texting.
Don't talk about work. Of course people will ask "what do you do". But that's not an invitation for you to talk about work the way you'd do during a job interview.
Be good at talking to strangers. If you're bad at that then go to meetup groups, toastmasters, or other events to practice talking to strangers. Know when to stop talking. Know when to ask questions. Know how to tell what someone loves talking about. Talk about that. Answer their questions honestly. Don't be avoidant. Eye contact. Don't be argumentative / negative.
Expect to not get a second date. Most people won't go for a second date simply because you two aren't a good match. Frankly, you'll probably be turned off by a lot of your first dates too.
Have no expectations but be prepared to surprised. During one of my earliest dates I hooked up with a girl in my car during the first date. I've also had a four-month "relationship" where we didn't have sex and she cheated on me. The best part about dating is the uncertainly and chaos of meeting total strangers. If you constantly worry about getting rejected, used, manipulated, ghosted, etc. then you won't be able to have fun.
2020.09.25 06:58 fatcatmaniacWhere to find Bigger Japanese Guys?
Hi, first time poster. I'm really into bigger guys, not as in bodybuilders, more like thick with a capital T heavy weightlifters. I've done some dating here in the past, but I hate using apps and websites. Where can I go to meet Japanese guys of this type? I've been looking into joining a gym, and I will if I have to (I'm a petite woman, and fit, but not super into exercising if I don't have to), but I'd like to know if anybody here has some ideas. If you've seen 俺物語 you know what kind of guy I'm talking about! Thanks for any help.
2020.09.24 14:29 SenpaiwakokoUsed and ghosted in Tokyo
This happened 7 months ago but I still think about it every now and then even if I shouldn't. I matched with this cute girl on Tinder, we hit it pretty quickly, talked everyday and went on 2 dates the first month. On the third date couple weeks after the 2nd date, we kissed and later pronounced each other as a couple. Oddly she got a bit silent. Her replies usually took 1 hour to respond but now it took 6 hours. I only sent a few passive messages to not appear too ''clingy''. But I knew something was going on when my last message never got a ''read''. Easy to assume I was removed from her friendlist on the LINE chatting app. I never got the reason why she would do that, she seemed so happy after we became a couple. Wanting to visit my country and everything. Almost like she regret everything the day after. like a bad hangover. Maybe she did. I searched online and it was not uncommon that Japanese people break up without official statement and prefer to start ghosting their partner in order to avoid possible conflict.What also struck me later was the she was likely an gaijin hunter (Japanese person who pursues foreigners for free english lessons or wanting a relationship, first kiss or intercourse experience with a foreigner) It would explain her white fever since she was regularly reposting cringy tiktok videos of white guys being cute or macho in front of the selfie cam. Upon reading more about gaijin hunters and the different things that other foreigners have experienced, I learned that gaijin hunters are not loyal partners who plan to stay with you for a long time, your purpose is mostly to fulfill their fantasy, and while they may be dating you, they are still looking for their ideal partner.This does not represent the average Japanese person let me just say that, Gaijin hunters are a minority. I were just an unfortunate victim. A month later she happily announced on her instagram she was in relationship with another guy. (Didn't say anything when we got together) But this time it wasn't another white guy though.What I don't understand is why she would do that. I would be guilt ridden for the rest of my life if I did that to a girl who were genuinely interested in me. After 4 years of doing various dating apps, I finally found someone who was interested in me and had my first meeting from there. Only ended to being used. Not the Tokyo love story I expected to have. I posted a similar but shorter story on another Japan Life forum where I was mostly being pointed and laughed at while people were saying ''You have never dated someone in Japan unless you've been ghosted'' Didn't make me feel any better.
2020.09.23 18:19 lana25627 [F4A] Isolation sucks I need friends - Makati
I disabled all my social media because I tend to doom scroll and it just contributes to my depression. No one seems to have noticed, since I don't have real friends. I'm in a relationship, but I need to talk to other people. I think I'm going crazy here. I can do meetups in Makati if you're up for coffee/wine (socially distanced of course). I like hanging out at wildflour because I love the pastries. A little about me: - graduated a long time ago, about to start on a new job soon - I like learning languages (french and japanese at the moment) - into anime and manga and series (loving lovecraft country rn) - Good listener! I'm the type of person who listens more during a convo - Relatively attractive (I used to get a match on every person I swiped right to when I used dating apps, if that's an indication? Idk) - I have a cat Hmu and let's talk :)
The first person to ever tell me the theory was Iris. It was nighttime in 2015, and we were lying on an old mattress on the roof of a four-storey apartment building in a university town in southern Ontario. A party was going on downstairs to which we’d both been invited and from whose monotony we’d helped each other escape through an ordinary white door that said “No entrance”. It was summer. I remember the heat waves and the radiating warmth of the asphalt. Our semester was over and we had started existing until the next one started in the way all students exist when they don’t spend their months off at home or touring Europe. I could feel the bass thumping from below. I could see the infinite stars in the cloudless sky. The sound seemed so disconnected from the image. Iris and I weren’t dating, we were just friends, but she leaned toward me on the mattress that night until I could feel her breathing on my neck, and, with my eyes pointed spaceward, she began: “What if…” Back then it was pure speculation, a wild fantasy inspired by the THC from the joint we were passing back and forth and uninhibited by the beer we’d already drunk. There was nothing scientific or even philosophical about Iris’ telling of it. The theory was a flight of imagination influenced by her name and personalized by the genetic defect of her eyes, which her doctors had said would render her blind by fifty. Even thirty-five seemed far away. It’s heartbreaking now to know that Iris never did live to experience her blindness—her own genetic fate interrupted by the genetic fate of the world—but that night, imagination, the quality Einstein called more important than knowledge, lit up both our brains in synapses of neon as we shared our joint, sucking it into glowing nothingness, Iris paranoid that she’d wake up one morning in eternal darkness despite the doctors’ assurances that her blindness would occur gradually, and me fearing that I would never find love, never share my life with anyone, but soothed at least by Iris’ words and her impossible ideas because Einstein was right, and imagination is magical enough to cure anything.
I graduated with a degree in one field, found a low paying job in another, got married, worked my way to slightly better pay, wanted to have a child, bought a Beagle named Pillow as a temporary substitute, lived in an apartment overlooking a green garbage bin that was always full of beer cans and pizza boxes, and held my wife, crying, when we found out that we couldn’t have children. Somewhere along the way my parents died and Kurt Schwaller, a physicist from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, proved a grand theory of everything that rather than being based on the vibrations of strings, was based on a property of particles called viscous time force. I never understood the details. To me they lacked imagination. The overriding point, the experts on television told us, was that given enough data and computing power we could now predict the outcome of anything. The effect was that no one wanted to study theoretical physics and everyone wanted to make breakthroughs in data collection systems and biological hardware. Hackers created a version of Linux that ran from DNA. Western Digital released the first working holographic storage drive. The NSA, FSB, BND and other agencies rushed to put their suddenly valuable mass of unprocessed raw spy data to prognostic use. A Chinese bookmaker known only by the nick ##!! wrote a piece of Python code that could predict the outcomes of hockey games. Within a month, the NHL and KHL were scrambling to come up with ways of saving their leagues by making them more unpredictable. They introduced elements of chance: power plays without penalties, a tilting ice surface, fluctuating rules that sometimes allowed for icings and offsides and sometimes not, and, finally, a pre-game lottery by which the names of the players on both teams were put into a pot and randomly drawn into two squads. Given enough variables, the strategy did thwart the code, but the inherent unfairness of the innovations alienated the players, the draft made owners question why they were paying the salaries of superstars who played against them half of the time, and the fans simply stopped paying attention to a league full of teams for which their already dwindling loyalty had bottomed out. Besides, the code was basic. ##!! had room to expand. The KHL folded first, followed by the NHL, and then the other sports leagues, preemptively. They didn’t bother to wait until their own codes were broken. I remember seeing an interview with ##!! while this was still front page news. The reporter, a perpetually smiling big-breasted blonde with blindingly white teeth, asked him if he thought that hockey could be rescued by the creation of roving blue lines that would continually alter the relative sizes of both offensive zones and the neutral zone. ##!! answered that he didn’t know what a blue line was because he’d never watched a hockey game in his life. His voice was cold, objective, and there was something terrifyingly inhuman about the idea that a person with no knowledge of a subject could nevertheless understand it so completely. Content had become a mere input of form. By 2025, mainstream interest in the theory of everything faded, not because the theory was wrong but because it was too right and too abstract and now there weren’t any young theoretical physicists to help explain it using cute graphics on YouTube. We consumed what we understood and passively accepted the fallout while going on with our daily lives. The people who did understand made money, but for the rest of us the consequences were less than their potential, because even with enough time, memory and microprocessors the most we could know was the what and the when, not the why. For the governments and corporations pouring taxes and tax-free earnings into complex models of world domination, that didn’t matter. They weren’t interested in cause. They were in the business of exploiting certainty to gain power. As long as they could predict lightning, they were satisfied. If they could make it, all the better. Away from the cutting edge, however, like ants or ancients, what we craved to know was where the lightning came from, what it meant, and on that issue the theory was silent. As Kurt Schwaller put it in a speech to the United Nations, “All I’ve given you is a tool—a microscope to magnify the minutes, so to speak—with which to investigate in perfect detail the entirety of our interrelations. But the investigations still have to made, ladies and gentlemen. Have a hay stack, look for the needle. Know there might not be one.” In January, my wife and I began a fertility treatment for which we’d been saving for years. It was undoubtedly the reason we became so emotionally involved in the media attention around Aiko, the lovely, black-haired and fashionable Crown Princess of Japan, who along with her husband was going through the same ordeal that we were. For a few months, it seemed as if the whole world sat on the edges of its seat, wishing for this beautiful royal couple to conceive. And we sat on two, our own and one somewhere in an exotic Japan updated by the royal Twitter feed. It strikes me now that royalty has always fascinated the proles, a feeling that historically went in tandem with hatred, respect or awe, but it was the Japanese who held our attentions the longest and the most genuinely in the twenty-first century, when equality had more or less rendered a hereditary ruling class obsolete. The British declared themselves post-Christian in 2014 and post-Royal in 2021, the European Court of Justice ruled all other European royals invalid in 2022, and the Muslim monarchs pompously degraded themselves one-by-one into their own exiles and executions. Only the Japanese line survived, adapting to the times by refusing to take itself seriously on anything but the most superficial level. They dressed nicely, acted politely and observed a social protocol that we admired without wanting to follow it ourselves. Before he died, my father had often marvelled that the Second World War began with Japan being led by an emperor god, and ended with the American occupation forcing him to renounce his divinity. The Japanese god had died because MacArthur willed it and Hirohito spoke it. Godhood was like plaque. If your mother told you to brush your teeth, off it went, provided you used the right flavour of Colgate. Kings had once ruled by divine right. By 2025, the Crown Princess of Japan ruled our hearts merely by popular approval. She was our special friend, with whom we were all on intimate and imaginary terms. Indeed, on the day she died—on the day they all died—Princess Aiko’s was the most friended account on Facebook. That’s why March 27, 2025, was such a joyous occasion for us. In hindsight, it’s utterly sick to associate the date with happiness of any kind, but history must always be understood in context, and the context of the announcement was a wirelessly connected world whose collective hopes came suddenly true to the jingle of a breaking news story on the BBC. I was in the kitchen sauteing onions when I heard it. Cutting them had made me cry and my eyes were still red. Then the announcer’s voice broke as he was setting up his intro, and in a video clip that was subsequently rebroadcast, downloaded and parodied close to a billion times in the one hundred thirty-two days that followed, he said: “The Crown Princess of Japan is pregnant!” I ran to the living room and hugged my wife, who’d fallen to her knees in front of the wall-mounted monitor. Pillow was doing laps on and off the sofa. The BBC cut away from the announcer’s joyful face to a live feed from Japan. As I held my wife, her body felt warm and full of life. The top of her jeans cut into her waist. Her tears wetted the top of my shirt sleeve. Both of our phones started to buzz—emails and Twitter notifications streaming in. On the monitor, Aiko and her husband, both of their angular faces larger than life in 110” 1080p, waved to the crowd in Tokyo and the billions watching around the world. They spoke in Japanese and a woman on the BBC translated, but we hardly needed to know her exact words to understand the emotions. If them, why not also us? I knew my wife was having the same thought. We, too, could have a family. Then I smelled burning oil and the pungency of onions and I remembered my sauteing. I gently removed my arms from around my wife’s shoulders and ran back to the kitchen, still listening to Aiko’s voice and its polite English echo, and my hands must have been shaking, or else my whole body was shaking, because after I had turned down the heat I reached for the handle of the frying pan, knocked the pan off the stove top instead, and burned myself while stupidly trying to catch it before it fell, clattering, to the floor. The burned onions splattered. I’d cracked one of the kitchen tiles. My hand turned pale and I felt a numbness before my skin started to overflow with the warmth of pain. Without turning off the broadcast, my wife shooed me downstairs to the garage where we kept our car and drove me to the hospital. The Toronto streets were raucous. Horns honked. J-pop blared. In the commotion we nearly hit a pedestrian, a middle-aged white woman pushing a baby carriage, who’d cut across Lake Shore without looking both ways. She had appeared suddenly from behind a parked transport—and my wife instinctively jerked the car from the left lane to the right, scraping our side mirror against the truck but saving two lives. The woman barely noticed. She disappeared into a crowd of Asian kids on the other side of street who were dancing to electronica and waving half a dozen Japanese flags, one of which was the Rising Sun Flag, the military flag of Imperial Japan. Clutching my wrist in the hope it would dull the pain in my hand, I wondered how many of them knew about the suffering Japanese soldiers had inflicted on countless Chinese in the name of that flag. To the right, Lake Ontario shone and sparkled in the late afternoon light. A passenger jet took off from Toronto Island Airport and climbed into the sky. In the hospital waiting room, I sat next to a woman who was reading a movie magazine with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s face on the cover. The Cannes film festival was coming up. My wife checked me in at the reception desk. The woman beside me put down her magazine and told me that she was there with her son, as if needing to justify her presence. I affirmed by nodding. He’d hurt his leg playing soccer for a local Armenian junior boys team, she went on. I said I’d hurt myself frying onions and that I was here with my wife. She said my wife was pretty and asked if I liked movies. Without meaning to do it, I tried to guess her age—unsuccessfully—and proceeded to imagine having doggy style sex with her. She had dark eyes that barely blinked and plump thighs. When I started to feel guilty, I answered her question: sometimes I watched movies at home, but I hadn’t been to a theatre in a decade. When my wife sat down, I let the two of them talk about the woman’s son. I was having trouble concentrating. I took my phone out of my pocket and read all the new emails about the royal conception, then stared at the seconds hand going slowly around its digital clock face on my home screen, wondering why we so often emulated the limitations of analogue machines on devices that were no longer bound by them. I switched my clock type to a digital readout. Now the seconds no longer rotated but flickered away. They called my name over the crackling intercom and a nurse led me to one of the empty rooms. “How about that baby,” he said while we walked. I didn’t see his face, only the shaved back of his head. “The things they can do these days, even for infertile couples.” I waited for over thirty minutes for a doctor. When one came in, she inspected my hand for less than ten seconds before telling me that I was fine and hinting that I shouldn’t have wasted her time by coming to the emergency room. She had high cheek bones, thin lips and bony wrists. Her tablet had a faux clipboard wallpaper. Maybe I had only misinterpreted her tone. “How about that baby,” I said. “It’s not a baby yet,” she answered. This time her tone was impossible to misinterpret. I was only repeating what the nurse had said, I told myself. But I didn’t say that to her. Instead, I imagined her coming home at night to an empty apartment, furnished possibly in a minimalistic Japanese or Swedish style, brewing a cup of black coffee and settling into an armchair to re-read a Simone de Beauvoir novel. I was about to imagine having sex with her when I caught hold of myself and wondered what was up with me today. When I got back to the waiting room, my wife was no longer there—but the Armenian woman was. She pointed down the hall and told me a room number. She said that sometime after I left, my wife had gotten a cramp and started to vomit all over the floor. Someone was still mopping up. The other people in the waiting room, which was filling up, gave me tactfully dirty looks, either because I was with the vomiter or because I’d shirked my responsible by being away during the vomiting. Irrationally, I wiped my own mouth and fled down the hall. Inside the numbered room, my wife was sitting hunched over on an observation bed, slowly kicking her feet back and forth. “Are you OK?” I asked. “Come here,” she said. I did, and sat beside her on the bed. I repeated my question. She still smelled a little of vomit, but she looked up at me like the world’s luckiest puppy, her eyes big and glassy, and said, “Norman, I’m pregnant.” That’s all she could say— That’s all either of us could say for a while. We just sat there on the examination bed like a pair of best friends on a swing set after dark, dangling our feet and taking turns pulling each other closer. “Are you sure?” I finally asked. My voice was hoarse. I sounded like a frog. “Yes.” She kicked the heel of my shoe with the rubber toe of hers. “We’re going to have a baby.” It was beautiful. The most wonderful moment of my life. I remembered the day we met and our little marriage ceremony. I thought about being a father, and felt positively terrified, and about being a better husband, and felt absolutely determined, and as I kissed my wife there in the little hospital room with its sterile green walls, I imagined making love to her. I kept imagining it as we drove back to the apartment through partying Toronto streets. “Not since the Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup!” the radio announcer proclaimed—before I turned him off. I also turned off my phone and my wife’s phone. No more buzzing. In the underground parking lot, I leaned over and licked her soft neck. I pushed her through the open apartment door and straight into the living room, onto the sofa, and wished I could be the cushions beneath her thighs and the air invading her lungs. Pillow barked a greeting and wagged her tail. The monitor on the wall showed talking heads and fertility experts. I unbuttoned my wife’s blouse. She unbuckled my belt. The picture on the monitor dissolved to a close-up of Aiko’s smiling face. My wife and I took turns sliding off each other’s jeans. I kissed her bare stomach. She ran her hands through my hair. I dimmed the lights. We made love. When we were done it was starry nighttime. My wife bandaged my hand. We turned off the television. The silence was refreshing because people on television too often talk like they’re trying to push you off a ledge. My wife excused me from the duty of making supper because of my ineptness with the frying pan, and handed me a leash instead. I hooked it up to Pillow’s collar and took her outside. While she peed, I gazed up at the sky and identified the Big Dipper. It and the Little Dipper were the only constellations I could identify without using a smartphone app. After Pillow finished, we ducked into a nook and I peed, too. The March sky was amazingly clear of smog. My urine splashed on the concrete and I felt embarrassingly primal. I breathed in, shook out the last drops and zipped up. In the apartment, we ate grilled portabella mushrooms topped with parmesan and parsley and drank brown rice tea. My wife had changed into fresh clothes. I had changed into fresh skin. Every time she said “mom” and “dad”, the words discharged trickles of electricity up and down my peripheral nervous system. We were happy; we were going to have a baby. The whole world was happy; the Crown Princess of Japan of was going to have a baby. The sounds of drunken urban celebrations drifted in through our bedroom window all night like fog, and we barely slept.
Gold is precious because it’s rare. Now close your eyes and imagine that the next time you open them, everything in your world will be golden: your kitchen table, the bananas you bought on the way home from work yesterday, your bottle of shampoo, even your teeth. Now blink. You’re not alone. The market’s flooded. Gold isn’t rare anymore. It’s everywhere. Which means that it’s worth about as much as its weight in mud, because there’s nothing intrinsically good about gold. Can you write on your gold table? It scratches. Surely you can’t eat your golden fruit. Your shampoo’s not a liquid anymore, so your hair’s already starting to get greasy. And if you do find something to eat that’s not made of metal, how long will those gold teeth last before you grind them into finely polished nubs? For two days the Earth glittered. For two days we lived in a daze of perfection. And then, on March 29, a researcher working with lab mice at Stanford University noticed something odd. All of his female mice were pregnant. He contacted several of his colleagues who were also working with mice, rats, and monkeys. All their female animals were pregnant, too. Some of the colleagues had wives and girlfriends. They took innocent-seeming trips to their local pharmacies and bought up all the available pregnancy tests. At home, women took test after test and all of them showed positive. By midnight, the researchers had drafted a joint letter and sent copies of it to the major newspapers in their countries. On the morning of March 30, the news hit. When I checked my Twitter feed after breakfast, #impregtoo was already trending. Throughout the day, Reddit lit up with increasingly bizarre accounts of pregnancies that physically couldn’t be but, apparently, were. Post-menopausal women, celibate women, prepubescent girls, women who’d had their uteruses removed only to discover that their reproductive systems had spontaneously regenerated like the severed tales of lizards. Existing early stage pregnancies aborted themselves and re-fertilized, like a system rebooting. Later term pregnancies developed Matryoshka-like pregnancies nested within pregnancies. After a while, I stopped reading, choosing to spend time with my wife instead. As night fell, we reclined on the sofa, her head on my chest, Pillow curled up in our tangle of feet, the television off, and the streets of Toronto eerily quiet save for the intermittent blaring of far off sirens, as any lingering doubts about the reality of the situation melted away like the brief, late season snow that floated gently down from the sky, blackening the streets. On March 30, the World Health Organization issued a communique confirming that based on the available data it was reasonable to assume that all female mammals were pregnant. No cause was identified. It urged any woman who was not pregnant to step forward immediately. Otherwise, the communique offered no guidance. It indicated merely that the organization was already working with governments around the world to prepare for a massive influx of human population in approximately nine months’ time. Most places, including Toronto, reacted with stunned panic. Non-essential workplaces and schools were decried closed. People were urged to stay indoors. Hospitals prepared for possible complications. A few supermarkets ran out of canned food and there were several bank runs, but nothing happened that the existing systems couldn’t handle. Populations kept their nerve. Highway and air traffic increased slightly as people rushed to be with their friends, families and gynaecologists. We spent the entire day in our apartment and let Pillow pee in the tub. Except for the conspiracy theorists, who believed that the Earth was being cosmically pollinated by aliens, most of us weren’t scared to go outside, but we were scared of the unknown, and we preferred to process that fear in the comfort of our own dens. The New York Times ran a front page editorial arguing for an evaluation of the situation using Kurt Schwaller’s theory of everything. In conjunction with The Washington Post, The Guardian and The Wikipedia Foundation, a website was set up asking users for technical help, monetary donations and the sharing of any surplus computing power. The project quickly ran into problems. To accurately predict anything, the theory of everything needed sufficient data, and, on April 2, cryptome.org published a series of leaked emails between the French Minister of Health and a high-ranking member of World Health Organization that proved the latter’s communique had been disingenuous at best. Externally, the World Health Organization had concluded that all female mammals were pregnant. That remained true. However, it had failed to admit an even more baffling development: the wombs of all female mammals had inexplicably become impenetrable to all rays and materials that had so far been tried against them. For all intents and purposes, there was no way to see inside the womb, or to destroy it. The only way to revert the body to its natural form, to terminate the pregnancy, was to kill the woman—an experiment that, according to the high-ranking member of the World Health Organization, the French government had helped conduct on unwilling women in Mali. Both parties issued repeated denials until a video surfaced showing the murders. I couldn’t bring myself to watch it. They spun their denials into arguments about the necessity of sacrificing lives for the greater good. Reminded once again of the deception inherent in politics, many turned to religion, but the mainstream religions were hesitant to react. They offered few opinions and no answers. The fringe religions split into two camps. Some leaders welcomed this development, the greatest of all known miracles, while others denounced the same as a universal and unnatural punishment for our collective sins of hedonism, egoism and pride. The most successful of all was the Tribe of Akna, a vaguely mystical Maya revival cult that sprang up seemingly overnight and was led by a Guatemalan freelance programmer named Salvador Abaroa. Although it originated in Mexico City, the Tribe spread as quickly across the world as the computer viruses that Abaroa was notorious for creating. On the Tribe’s homepage, Abaroa could be seen striking an antique brass gong and saying in Spanish-tinged English, “Like energy, life is never destroyed. Every one of us plays an integral part of the cosmic ecosystem. Every man, woman and virus.” Elsewhere on the website, you could buy self-published theological textbooks, listen to scratchy recordings of speeches by Alan Watts and read about the hypothesis that Maya thought was deeply connected to Buddhism because the Mayans had crossed the Pacific Ocean and colonized Asia. But despite the apparent international cooperation happening at the highest levels, the first week of April was an atomizing period for the so-called people on the ground. We hunkered down. Most personal communication was digital. My wife and I exchanged emails with her parents and sister, but we met no one face-to-face, not even on Skype. We neither invited our neighbours to dinner nor were invited by them, despite how easy it was to walk down the hall and knock. I read far more than I wrote, and even when I did write, responding to a blog post or news story, I found it easier to relate to strangers than to the people I knew. My wife said I had a high tolerance for solitude. “Who do you know in the city?” she asked. Although we’d been living here together for three years, she still considered Toronto mine. She was the stranger, I was the native. I said that I knew a few people from work. She told me to call one of them I’d never called before. I did, and the next day’s sky was cloudless and sunny and there were five of us in the apartment: my wife and I, my friend Bakshi and his wife Jacinda, and their daughter, Greta. Greta drank apple juice while the rest of us drank wine, and all five of us gorged ourselves on freshly baked peach cobbler, laughing at silly faces and cracking immature jokes. It hardly registered for me that the majority of the room was unstoppably pregnant, but wasn’t that the point: to forget—if only for a few hours? Instead of watching the BBC, we streamed BDRips of Hayao Miyazaki movies from The Pirate Bay. Porco Rosso ruled the skies, castles flew, a Catbus arrived at its magical stop. Then Bakshi’s phone rang, and he excused himself from the table to take the call. When he returned, his face was grey. “What’s the matter?” Jacinda asked him. He was still holding the phone to his ear. “It’s Kurt Schwaller,” he said. “They just found his body. They think he killed himself.” Proceed to Part 2
Be me: Japanese honor student🎓, 15, with half a brain and even less of a plan. Hunting bitches by day and witches by night. Livin that dank only child✌️ life while mom n dad yeet all over the globe, leavin me plenty of time to forget not to make 2 lunches for myself #quirky 😜 no time for socialization or basic electronics skills ???📱??? when your best friends are an alien demon rabbit🐰👽 and the inexplicable Hole ™ in your brain. lmao, btw did i mention im ✨M✨A✨G✨I✨C✨A✨L✨ dreamin bout my 2D waifus again when familiar pink haired cancer patient dances through my brain passin out fliers: Kamihama Meguca Dating Service: Sponsored by Cult of the Magius. 250 stones per session 🤔 seems legit, Mr. Moneybags. wasn't spending my unwieldy sack of gemstones on anything else anyway. lets pull 💎💎💎 first up we have Redhead Radagast and her plethora of plants. 🌿☺️🦎 anndd, nearly dies immediately. well not off to a great start but i guess shes pretty cute at lea- oh FUCK its her girlfriend, Tsundere Poseidon😒🔱💦, and their exasperated, straight and single Sword Mom 😔🗡️🔥. fml gonna have to save up for the next pull. might as well play a few rounds with what i got tho. get in some good girl talk about things like school, color coded hair styles, body count, permanent soul damage, and our personal demon pacts. ya know, the usual 😚 . realize my dark backstory seems to be missing, so the girls take me to Ketchup Queen Sappho 🍅🥧 (wtf?) to molest my glowy egg stone. whatevs, more action than ive had since Kuroe 🖤 got added to the story anyway the gang agrees it's time to hunt down the cutest rabbit pimp 🕶️🐇💵 in the city. >> say 🎵mukyuuu🎵 one more time and ill hug you so hard my backstory will pop right out, you adorable fluffy bastard. plz be my new best friend 💕 Form brand new friendship pact with Kyubae, and remember that my lil Sis 🐥 was always the best wingman for pickin up magic chicks, and kept her side of the room so spotless i forgot she existed. whoops 乁༼☯‿☯✿༽ㄏ Maybe if I find her i can stop paying these exorbitant pull fees.📵💎 speaking of which: hot damn this week's featured bachelorette is a 19 year old model and magical detective🔎 with massive levels of PTSD and self loathing 🥵💙💦 more likely to stab you or dramatically jump off a rooftoop than utter a single positive comment. wow, maybe i really COULD find true love… ... if i had MORE THAN A 1% FUCKING DRAW CHANCE. 😡 smh hard to make much progress finding sis or winning the broken heart of a hard boiled detective amidst the never ending lover's quarrel of the Trident Vine Lesbians. 💔 Sword Mom tells them if they don't behave a monster will take them away. LOL classic mom 🤣
HOLY FUCK IT DID<<<
declare all-out war on urban legends, starting with staircases ⚔️ to reunite the dysfunctional trio, and hope that I net a way better lineup with the next 10x pull. at least sad sleuth lady came to help out. they say combat is the best way to bond wi- and there she goes off the rooftop again 🙄 fml alright that got way off track, we need a fresh start, away from all the loli drama. how bout a little B&E🔓🔨🤷🏻♀️ at the local house of worship to clear my head. ahh nothing like the unanswered prayers of the masses to get you in the mood for another wasted pull, and the 🔥 MIGHTIEST 🔥 headache you could ask for with a side of Double Cooked Pork 🐖🍜 (meh 5/10🧾) venture forth into the spiritual unknown with your new human flamethrower🔥🌻🧡 and ask your favorite private eye to please, for the love of Eve, trade Meguca accounts with me~~~ Head through the eastern spirit portal to meet up with hologram propaganda sis and detective crush's evil ex, who joined a dating-app cult (#fuck) and also turned into the moon?🌕?(that's rough buddy) get ambushed by Acid Horse on Wheels 🌈🐴 and vomit up my soul so hard that its time for a crossover episode. T U R F F F W A R R R que operatic harmonies 💛 Blondie with the hair drills and enough attitude and guns to fill up a noble phantasm tries to ban my account permanently, but PI heartthrob denies her admin privileges. aww babe i didn't know you cared. 😭♥️ get kidnapped by my new true love and go back to her place 😏 defs enough empty rooms to house five emotionally traumatized girls and at least two ghosts hehehe👻 XD 💚🃏💜🎸 decide to form the anti-gossip brigade and recruit my blazing sunflower after getting ambushed by the witch living in my fruit loops🥣 ❌outvoted 2:1 that cults are bad. mf. fiinneee one last pull to round out the team and then I'll delete the app. cmonnn Karin 🎃~ OH HELL YEAH TWO FOR ONE. Always wanted a daughter 💜🔨🐄 with a penchant for pissing off the local Martial Arts & Books Club and drinking suspicious liquids offered by total strangers. Well if it's good enough for her AND the sexy mayadere with enough game to seduce a mermaid, might as well get in on that myself. (#curseddrank 🤢 0/24 would not recommend to a friend, 'cept maybe Ria win alot of cash 🤑, blow up a fountain, meet the pied piper²🎶🖕, moon cult, monochrome feathers, something about liberation✊🏻; adopt temper tantrum cow girl. aces 💜🥩 Next up!!! skydiving with DJ Hammer! Jump to apparently-not-certain death after suicidal A.I. 💚💾🗼 tells you to rescue her hostage before they run out of Radiohead albums and have to move on to Thom Yorke's solo discography. save the invisible shield kitten 💚👑😿 from happiness and get chased through the internet by the sexiest homicidal Paint Pallette 💚🎨😈 since Caravaggio. (apparently green is the color of the digital apocalypse. i’m deleting Kako from my friend's list) that’s it, fuck this app. 250 stones 💎 per-life-threatening-experience is more than i’m willing to deal with 😓 don’t wanna mess with the perfect nuclear family anyway. we've already got: ✔️the two emotionally traumatized moms with memory and commitment issues ✔️the adhd daughter with anger management problems and a giant hammer ✔️the psychologically abused scizophrenic cat ✔️and the eccentric aunt with crippling anxiety (#squadgoals now that were done hoarding bitches, its time to hunt the witches. and the bitches makin the witches. btw did i mention the witches ARE the bitches! AND WERE ALL GOING TO DIE!? 📽️⁉️💀 wait fuck lets back up a second This is Nemo📕 and Token🧪 and they have all the answers but prefer if you only ask vague questions in exchange for vague responses so they can fill in the rest by discussing their superior intellect 🧠 at length. not to mention they built that dating app, so of course everyone in my harem decides to be a FUCKING. TRAITOR.🤬 cept waifu prime ofc 🥰💙. [PTSD > brainwashing] 'yOu CaN bE tHe LeAdEr NoW'. i have been from the very beginning you traumatized Hinedere nightmare. maybe if you weren't so caught up collecting surrogate daughters you would've noticed IM👏THE👏ONLY👏 ONE👏PROGRESSING👏THE👏FUCKING👏PLOT✨ rescue the rest of dysfunctional found-family™ from selves before my adorable firebender burns down Disnihama🎡🔥😱 during her weekly anxiety attack. (love the makeover T B H) CHAPTER 8: Magical Girl Massacre🩸🗡️ - everyone has like, the shittiest day ever - the new Pope really needs to be extradited from the church - make friends with a really pretty tree 🌺🌲✨ i swear, if i don't finish this damn story in time to get that free pull im gonna beat the shit out of every mirror i find in that giant mansion that i haven't even had any time to even mention yet. 🖕🏚️ let alone EVERYTHING happening with the prequel [fuck you, I'm the star] girls 💗💜💙💛❤️️ and their multidimensional melodrama. We don't need that many repetitive af episodes to emphasize that Homo-ra is a shitty person. we've all seen Rebellion. 🙄 NO, I DONT CARE IF YOU WANT SAPPHO'S BACKSTORY, I ONLY HAVE 79 STONES LEFT AND IF YACHAN FINDS OUT I HAVEN'T DELETED THE APP YET IM GONNA HAVE TO GO SLEEP IN WITH SANA 😭💎💸😠 uhhhggggg where were we… Topple a cult and burn down Hotel Denoument only to realize that Sis was fused with the dating app servers this entire madokafuckin time (told ya she was the best wingman 😊). Dilemma: Sis =🥚, Triumvirate of Trouble want 🐣. What do? vote now: Help Hatch - IIIIIII Not Do That - IIIII What The Actual Fuck Is Going On - IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII ¯_(ツ)_/¯ Lets just fight everyone until something good happens. 🔥🔫🔥🗡️🔥😱🔥🌆🔥😱🔥🛡️🔥💣🔥 Kill (???) the artist-in-chief of the italian reindeer murder police after teaching her the true meaning of Christmas 🎄 hatch 🐣lil Sis and realize she WAS your wingman all along🐰 MUKYUUUU! we're just gonna ignore how much trouble it would have saved if you'd just mentioned that. "yOu DiDnT aSk..." FUCK YOU SPACE BITCH. ONCE AN INCUBATOR ALWAYS AN INCUBATOR 🖕🐇🔪 anywho, somewhere along the lines we of course summoned the Antichrist ⚙️ because why not raise the stakes to max and still not kill off a single character. Madofuckinkami, can we PLEASE wrap this up. 😩💤 feathers (not the culty kind, tfm) rain from the sky, and the power of friendship and not having the Urobutcher 🔪🩸as a lead writer saves our peacefully sectioned off alternate reality 😇 TL:DR fuck cults, real life waifus DO exist, don't sell your soul to space rabbits, or your stones to megacorporations. Enjoy arc 2 on the JP server with your shitty translation patch you filthy fuckin weebs Yours Truly,
Thirsty Weeb Eroha 💗💎😘
i love this game so much and can't believe the servers are shutting down so this is how im handling my emotions like an adult p.s. Tsuruno is best girl 🧡🌻🔥 original with colors n stuff
2020.09.21 02:02 facetrollerHow I went from a low tier normie to a Becky
I'm new here but this sub has been exactly what I've needed all my life! I love all the posts on here, no sugarcoating or "everyone is beautiful" crap - just scientific and analytical helpful info and insights. So I thought I'd contribute my experience of looks-maxing. I don't know if this sort of content is allowed here so please let me know if it's not!! So me as a kid: wide big head, fivehead, small uneven eyes, lots of face moles, flat profile. I have genetically unfortunate fat distribution meant my fat always went to my face (cheeks and chin especially) and arms first so I always looked heavier than I actually was. Even my slim cousin had disproportionately fatty arms. Socially I was alright at the time but then my family immigrated and I was severely bullied, which made me shut in and develop anxiety which I still have to this day. One of my friend’s (let’s call her Lily) family called me Fat Nina (let’s give me the fake name Nina for the purposes of this story) behind my back, something I learned only in recent years because she had another friend with the same first name. More on this later. Me as a teenager: Had janked teeth and got braces. Never wear my hair up due to my lack of jaw and wide face. Managed somehow to get a “boyfriend” in high school but he ghosted me after 2 months lol. At this time, I also got an autoimmune disease which made my thyroid big and throat bulge and had the potential to make my eyes pop out permanently in a grotesque way. The medication for it makes you gain weight like crazy. Just great, right?! One of my close friends (Jen) at this time (16 years old) who everyone considered rather plain went back to her hometown and got double eyelid surgery. She looked a bit odd when she came back but as she healed, I started noticing she was more confident and got more attention from people although no one could quite pinpoint what changed about her. That sparked my interest. Me from 18-21: I went out a lot with Jen (who by now was a Stacy-lite/Instagram baddie look) during this period of time partying and she would always get stopped by guys on the street, girls in bathrooms randomly striking up a conversation with her, while I would be completely ignored. Got free drinks though as a benefit of being her friend but it didn’t feel good. I started to lose the weight and got another boyfriend and finally lost my virginity. He was good looking but had lots of issues and we connected intellectually (although it was a terrible on and off relationship with lots of lies on his part). At around 18-19 I started getting adult/hormonal acne. There’s only so much you can do to cover red bumps on your face. I took prescribed antibiotics for acne but they didn’t really work for long. I had heard about birth control for acne but I was worried about the side effects. It didn’t help that my face moles made it look like there were even more blemishes. Towards the end of this stage, I decided fuck it and got my eyes done too. They went from small and full and uneven to symmetrical, wide and soulful. I, too, started getting compliments. At this stage I also got eyelash extensions, better at makeup and had my brows microbladed. Also, fortunately, my boobs grew in (34DD) by 19 but I was so used to just being fat that I was still wearing the baggy clothes that made me look even fatter. Got form fitting/cleavage baring clothes. I was getting approached at clubs occasionally now. BF was worried I would leave him (I did, but for other reasons). 22: By now I had looksmaxxed 50%. I finally decided to get on the pill and my acne cleared up. I started going to raves and a girl friend of friend I met also had a face full of big black moles like me (although hers were in a cuter pattern) who one day had clear skin. She had gotten them laser removed. Amazing! I did that too. By the end of our raving days, I was getting approached more than her at raves. Jen’s friends also asked her about me which surprised her (and me too, tbh) and new people would ask me out to dinner with the group instead of Jen, although I would invite her along because I still wanted her to be included. I started noticing she was getting more snide with me and putting me down passive aggressively in front of a group (calling attention to my big forehead). She got a boob job around this time. I didn’t like the vibes anymore and left the raving scene. 23-now: I noticed that my brow shape curved down at the tails which made my RBF worse so I shaved off the tails and draw it up. I started an intensive Korean/Japanese skin care routine that I’m kind of not militant enough about but I know it’s getting me results because my Korean brow lady was sus of me getting laser skin treatments in Korea and asked me if I’d done it multiple times when I honestly haven’t. I get comments about my good skin from strangers a lot too. I got nose fillers to fix my side profile and masseter Botox for my wide jaw. That was what upped me from a high tier normie to a Becky. By now I get approached randomly on the street by normie and short good looking guys (my record so far is three times in a day. I don’t live in America so talking to strangers randomly is not toooo common where I live) and do pretty good on dating apps when I’m single. Men who take me out on dates always insist on paying, something that is apparently not “to be expected” when I compared notes with friends. At a party once when we played a game where everyone points to the person that is most fitting, a majority pointed to me when the question was “who is the most attractive in the room”. I was shocked. When I’m all done up I think I could pass for a Stacy-lite? Now: Maintaining masseter injections and nose filler. The nurse who did my masseter injections this time said that my jaw bone isn’t actually super big, it’s mostly the fat and muscle surrounding it that gives me this look. I also had a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon last week and am getting chin/jaw/buccal lipo this week!! Next steps for me, once I’m able to get the money, is BBL (I have boobs but no butt, oh why couldn’t I have peaked in the 80s-00s), lose more weight, forehead lowering, and I’m considering dimpleplasty to fix my RBF. No one looks dour when they have dimples. They add at least 10 points, totally a halo! I have another friend (Tiff) who hard-maxxed to the extreme (low-key doesn’t look 100% human) and guys literally turn their heads to look at her on the street (I’m guessing half because they’re blown away by the unreal hot and half because she looks really extreme). Although for me personally, I think she looks too Gangnam beauty so I will not be going that route. Anyway, I think what I mentioned will take me to Stacy level. Concluding thoughts: Looksmaxxing is real. The difference in the way I was treated by not only men, strangers and friends and friends of friends, but also women is huge. Looks don’t matter is the biggest crock of shit. Lily (the one whose family called me Fat Nina) is now legitimately fat, in a funny (but sad) turn of events and struggles with dating unfortunately. Her story was pretty much the opposite of mine with being asked about by her less attractive friends' male friends to guys sort of turning up their nose when someone suggests they date her. Anyway, moral of the story is – looksmax if you can. It’s actually easier to change your looks than your personality. Hard-maxxing has risks but it’s a calculated risk and the outcomes and changes in my life is so worth it. Make sure you do a looooot of research. You don’t have to get to Becky or Stacy level and I’m aware some people don’t have the base for it, but any amount of ascending will improve your current situation, as I have seen by the little increments of good treatment as I ascended. If I had given up all hope at 17-18 as I almost did, I would have ended up worse than Lily (she was blessed with a small face and a great figure before she gained weight).
Hey I’ve been lurking on here, longer than I’d like to admit, so what the hell might as well post and see if anything happens— I’ve seen a whole lot of anime and it’d be really cool to talk to somebody who’s into that too. I love watching seinen psychological type shows, Death Note’s my ultimate fave anime. Some other anime I like are Berserk, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Baki, Psycho Pass, Zankyou no Terror, HxH, Vinland Saga, Gangsta. Every now and then I’ll indulge in cute shit like Toradora or Back Street Girls if that counts. Feel free to recommend more anime and/or manga, been tryna get more into manga lately! Nowadays I don’t game as much. I’ll play League of Legends or Forza every now and then. Kinda difficult to game with an interrupting baby around. I’ve resorted to watching gameplays as the next best thing! The most recent gameplays I’ve watched are FFVII-R and that demo made by the same people of Until Dawn with that dude in Maze Runner with crazy eyebrows. The music I listen to are all over the place. R&B, jpop, kpop, hip hop, indie, rock, metal, you name it. Japanese 80s city pop will always have a special place in my heart - its sound is timeless. Stay by Me by Anri, Oh No Oh Yes by Mariya Takeuchi, and Mayonaka no Joke by Takako Mamiya are a few of my faves from that genre. Tell me some of your fave songs! It’s always fun discovering new music. Very much a homebody, especially in these times. I’m taking neuroscience and stats classes this semester and oh man there’s a lot of material to absorb... Majoring in psychology and aiming to grad by next year. Not sure what career to pursue. As long as I earn enough to support my son and me, I’m happy. I’m open to friendships or maybe something more. I know being a parent can be dealbreaker, especially for ppl around my age, so I’m not expecting much. I’ve learned that much from dating apps... It’d be nice to have somebody to talk about nothing and everything about. From how our days were like to our dreams in life. Send each other silly memes. Good mornings, good nights, and all that. I want something like that. Have a great day/night!!
2020.09.20 01:07 marionmoseby88Interesting tid bits from the Nakatsu family blog.
For those who don't know, Katey Nakatsu, 22, from Arizona is widely rumoured to be one of the twin's girlfriend. Her Instagram has only about 200 followers, but she is followed by basically every Duggar and Duggar adjacent account, even Claire Spivey, Justin's new girlfriend. Her family have a public family blog.
There's an entry to their blog named 'Biblical Betrothal'. It was created in June 2018, possibly giving us a date to when their relationship started, or was at least in the talks between the families. This specific entry however, is password protected, so the name and date it was created is all we have about that so far.
Two kiddos! The Nakatsu family only consist of two daughters, Katey and Lauren, with Katey being the older daughter (Lauren seems to be a favourite TBH, as Mr. Nakatsu seems to mention her most of the time when talking about his kids). This brings us to my next point.
The Nakatsu family seem to have joined the IBLP, or fundie-ism in general, much later than most families, most likely in the girl's mid-late teens. Excluding the fact that they only have two (now grown up) children, there are many blog posts where the family is wearing definitely not IBLP approved clothing. There's an entry where they even went scuba diving in the Cayman Islands and the girls are in swimsuits! The horror! Considering it's much harder to brainwash someone who has seemed to have lived a normal-ish life their childhood, I wonder how this will manifest itself when (if) we get to see Katey and her family's personality on the show or online one day. Will these future Duglets pull a Jill Duggar? Will Katey pull an Olivia Plath on Jed/Jeer? (Although if this will happen it'll probably be Jeer).
People have asked about the origins of Katey's surname. And their blog shows Mr. Nakatsu (Katey's father) is half Japanese. I wonder if Jim Bob will try to say Hola to their family in a pathetic effort to try to get to know his in laws better, as he did when the Duggars actually went to Japan. Mr. Nakatsu actually wrote what would now be a very NOT fundie approved entry calling his Japanese mother a 'Matriarch Pioneer' and spoke about her struggles immigrating to the USA and also about interracial marriage at the time and the laws against it. He also wrote a birthday entry to his uncle, which included some Japanese writing in it! I wonder if Katey knows some Japanese!
Divorce! Blended families! More not fundie approved stuff! Mr. Nakatsu is a divorceè! The girls live with their father and step-mother. We know he is indeed a divorceè and not a widow because of an entry his wife (the girl's stepmother) made about Mother's Day, where she said that the girls are spending the day with ''their mom''. She also writes about how she struggles with knowing she will never be their real mother, and how she loves Katey and Lauren ''as if they were my own''.
2020.09.19 19:44 OneSilverRavenRaven Reviews: IxSHE TELL Part 2, Love and War are NEVER Fair.
ALMOST A CHARACTER When looking back on the first part of this review after I had posted it I felt like perhaps I had given the protagonist (Ninomiya Hajime) a poor representation. P-kun, or Protagonist-kun if you prefer, is a term I use to describe a VNs POV character when they are... less then developed. This isn't necessarily a condemnation of a novel (Yukizakura is a pretty good novel with this type of protagonist) but I'd be lying if I said I didn't use the term derogatorily. I am not blind to the fact that the appeal of "blank slate" protagonists in this genre specifically is higher then most, but I think the evidence is overwhelming that more beloved novels have more developed protagonists. Shirogane Takeru, Toomi Yuna, Emiya Shirou and others might not be what most people think of when recalling their stories but their is no doubt in my mind replacing them with a vehicle for easier self insertion would have been a mistake, as each is crucial to the feel of the narrative. Depending upon your opinion of DDLC as a parody of traditional novels you might even reference its call outs of the POV character as recognition that the vast majority of VN protagonists are not only underdeveloped but participate in actions that from an outside perspective they have no motivation to do. So when I reference IxSHE Tell and its protagonist I feel slightly bad about including him on the same list as Takao Ibuki rather then giants like Okabe Rintarou because he has SOME personality at least. So i'll make a compromise, just this once. When I can justify it I'll refer to the protagonist by name, and when he slips into self insert territory I'll call him out for it with P-kun, so if you see me switching back and forth in this review that's why. Part 2 is going to cover my thoughts on the common route and its assets so lets dive right in and talk about the title screen. I DON'T THINK THAT CHAIR ACTUALLY APPEARS ONCE IN THE NOVEL IxSHE Tell starts almost immediately upon launch with a loud trumpet filled intro track over a picture of five girls tightly clustered in front of a posh throne. A few weeks ago when I published my first review of HuniePop I commented at length about my personal pet peeve for title cards and this one is... not very good. For starters the characters are much closer together then on the promotional art picture of the exact same scene (the characters even have the same poses) and that tightness clutters the left side of the menu uncomfortably. The picture on VNDB is MUCH better and not only lets each character breath more but puts emphasis on the empty seat which was presumably left open for the reader. The draped curtains in the background and the bright gold of the title clash with the music as the upbeat tempo and almost party like tone conflict with what looks to be a much calmer and upper class if unusual arrangement formed by the heroines. As a group shot, this title card fails to show anything but the most superficial traits of its subjects. I guess you could gather Kozuka is younger then the others from her expression and clothing but her personality doesn't really fit the tone she's putting off with her body language and saying you could guess Yamabuki is a tsudere or Yuuki is confident from their posture is a stretch at bast. Muv-Luv's title card isn't PERFECT but it's a much better example of how things can be done right in a group shot where every character has something unique to convey their personality to the reader. Pretend you've never seen either of these novels before and compare just these two images on VNDB, the list of things you can guess about one game's characters is easily triple the length of the other. So not a great omen for whats going to come but who knows maybe the title card at 100% completion will be better... BEING POPULAR AND FAMOUS In the past year of 201X (Seriously? Mega Man style date? What is this a secret Sci-Fi novel? If you're so worried about accurately depicting a level of technology just leave the year unspecified nobody cares! All you're doing with this is drawing attention to it.) the novel opens with a strange bit of narration in which the student newspaper (presumably) talks about the virtues of P-kun... okay. And tells the reader about him by calling him the hero student council president. So we know this novel isn't compensating for anything out of the gate at least I mean we're JUST the legendary president of the student council it's not like we're also drowning in women or anything... Anyway cut to an introduction to our first Heroine Yamabuki Yoshino presented with a cute title card claiming she "Can't fully hide her true feelings" so look forward to embarrassing the soul out of her all game. She's okay I guess, her introduction is twenty minutes of nagging P-kun in her capacity as vice president while everyone tells P-kun how great he is and stuff. Then she falls over for a pantsu CG and the whole thing is so forced and unbelievable it comes off as a joke which is REALLY not want I wanted my FIRST interaction with this girl to be like but hey maybe you like seeing strong women humiliated to the tune of epic suspenseful music more suited to a poorly done Lord of the Rings video game then a VN, no judgment. The rest of the student council, all one of them, is introduced (Hakuwa Shoukichi) as well as presumably the president (Kozuka Yui) and vice president (Ninomiya Aoba) of the neighboring sister school who's name is unimportant enough I'm not going to bother looking it up but it directly feeds its students into P-kun's academy so thats nice. Aoba is P-kun's sister and an adorable brat, she and Shoukichi spend the entire novel as one note characters i'll discuss in detail later but both are pretty enjoyable to have around. For story purposes all you need to know is Shoukichi has a crush on the school idle and does all the student council grunt work while Aoba is three steps down from spoiled rotten and oscillates between totally obnoxious and sickeningly sweet and clingy. Oh and she's friends with Yui I guess. Speaking of which Yui gets her own title card "Both childlike and mature" (THAT'S not code for anything) and has the best romance introduction in the game. Hajime pulls her aside and tells her that as a fellow student body president he wants to ask her for her advice. He's having doubts what he's doing is the right thing. Today's student council meeting was all about the abolition of the centuries old ban on romantic relationship he had pretty much single handedly championed and gotten passed and how it was going to affect the school. Yoshino, again, his vice president, had originally run against him as a supporter of the ban and still speaks out against it despite working with him diligently as he was the people's choice. Hajime expresses his fears for the future and openly questions if this new freedom will come at the cost of some people's comfort who will now be subject to unwanted advances. Yui's response is so well crafted I can't do it justice in this summery but she asks point blank if she is the only one who knows Hajime feels this way. When he reply's affirmatively she takes responsibility for all his fears, and dismisses them. As the only person who COULD blame him, by choosing not to she makes it so their is now no one who does. Again the scene is MUCH better then this but I still have over half the cast to introduce so take my word for it, GREAT first impression from Yui. Next comes Yuuki Ayaka, the school idol and two year winner of some beauty pageant. Apparently she's voiced by Oohashi Ayuru who is an idol herself which is a neat touch but her introduction here is UNBEARABLE... Her Heroine quirk is "Fary-Tale ideas of romance" which translates to referring to herself as "Perfect and Kawaii" every third paragraph and rejecting the advances of over a dozen guys, including poor Shoukichi, and some unnamed student directly in front of P-kun and Yui on their walk home. Realizing P-kun is there, she flat out presses her butt on his groin while saying to his face he, as the schools most popular boy, is the only man she could accept the confession of. Which prompts P-kun to freak out internally as he apparently has a crush on her and is a member of her "fan club" whatever that means. Apparently Ayaka and Yui know each other and Ayaka is teasingly warm to Yui's teasingly cold, bet that's going to come up later. Anyway P-kun gets Ayaka to blush after she DECIMATES poor off screen confession bro and the scene ends. We pick up with P-kun walking home with his childhood friend Hanamori Shiori who I THINK is the front runner for best hair but we'll have to see. Her quirk is "Madly in love, single-minded devotion," and she will oscillate between too shy to function and creepily obsessed with P-kun for the rest of the novel until the romance branches. Her scene here is completely forgettable and uninteresting because the only thing that matters is that you know she's P-kun's childhood friend. At the dorms Hajime and Shiori apparently live at together with Yoshino (Because THAT'S fair to the other heroines.) a new student is transferring in after the semester already started in true anime style and she immediately latches onto Hajime during their introduction. This is Koshimizu Kasumi, the apparent LOSER of best hair by popular vote which is a darn shame because the indigo tints on her tips are pretty cute, but that's a topic for later. Apparently she knew Hajime, Aoba and Shiori from their childhood where she was really sickly and Hajime would come visit her and bring her the schoolwork she missed. This left such a huge impression on the girl she developed her quirk "Pure, unabashed adoration" of Hajime and now that she's all better and able to go to public school again ten years after they met she's here to reunite with her white knight. Honestly it's a pretty touching story that feels a little rushed but OH BOY wait till we get the resolution to this one down the line it is going to get SO much more painful to read. But enough of that, it's time to meet the best character in the game Hanamori Yasumasa! Yasumasa is Shiori's little brother, which makes him YOUR little brother by right of childhood friendship, and he's adorable. Your introduction to him is at the last meeting of the club you preside over together hilariously called The Horny Brigadier Brotherhood with the sole goals of creating and maintaining a free, secure network to browse porn at the school and abolish the relationship ban. Today's meeting disbands the group as Hajime steps down from his position as general (Which is weird right I mean can you even be the president of two groups simultaneously in Japanese schools I didn't know that was a thing but regardless) and Yasumasa is the vice president. When one of the members gets too rowdy Yasu threatens to suck him off and I'm going to have to stop this whole review for a second because that one line is my favorite in the whole novel. Full context, I am a bisexual man. I lean about 60/40 in favor of women and didn't discover this part of my sexuality until I was in college, so the majority of my taste is centered around more traditional media rather then BL or Yaoi, but I do dabble in that as well. Yasu as a bisexual character is something I almost never get to see because in the words of my real life little brother "Japan only has two sexualities it recognizes, straight and fetish." Even setting that aside though for all the LGBTQ+ representation in American and Japanese media the B part of that is actually really hard to find good examples of in media ESPECIALLY male versions. They exist, but in recent years especially what little their is often gets drowned beneath a sea of purely homosexual characters and stories so its harder and harder to find. I can't tell you how excited I was to have this opportunity presented to me to see a good bisexual character because this game has a real chance to positively portray him and might even give the barest note of something between him and Hajime. I wasn't expecting a full romance route or anything, but their has to be a failure route in this game, and THAT is the perfect place to put something. It doesn't have to be flashy, maybe just a confession scene where Hajime, who rejected every one of these five girls, is approached by Yasu who questions him about why he's still single. It could end with a kind rejection, CG optional, or maybe even a kiss after the fade to black if they want to spoil me but this is a golden egg I'm BEGGING you Japan don't waste this... After the meeting Hajime returns to his room and the narrative shifts to view the three love interests he boards with in the bath. Now I'm by no means a pearl clutching reactionary, but their is literally no reason for this scene to take place in the bath outside of Echii. If you didn't install the H-patch the scene is bland and has absolutely no character sprites. If you did the camera hugs the largest tits in the room as the girls talk. This conversation could easily have been anywhere else in the building but whatever the first CG in this game was an up-skirt pantsu shot so I guess this isn't as egregious as THAT. This does give me a good opportunity though to mention I WILL be including the H-patch content in this review but I'll be sectioning it off as much as possible to it's own subsection. When I eventually get to the romance routes I'll be glazing over everything Echii but this particular scene was kind of unavoidable to mention because Kasumi announces that she is going to confess to Hajime in front of the other two girls... and then immediately gets out of the tub and does it! I don't know why I find that so surprising but we as readers met this character literally twenty minutes ago in and out of game so this is REALLY forward but I guess points for confidence. Kasumi's confession takes place in P-kun's room and is... a mixed bag. On the one hand her story, that she was a sickly girl P-kun would visited frequently ten years ago to bring homework and spend time with before she moved away for her health thus causing her to motivate herself to get better so she can one day reunite with her white knight is touching and romantic but also feels kind of rushed for a reason I can't quite explain. Maybe its the way she tells the story but I get the sense it would have been more impactful if it had a few more sentences of build up somewhere but for what it is it's serviceable. Hajime, understandably, politely tells Kasumi the two of them just met kind of and while he's flattered she feels so strongly about him he can't return her feelings as of yet because he knows so little about her. So not fully rejecting her but not saying yes either, just a request to get to know her first. Then she trips on him and the camera zooms on her boobs. So that ruins the mood as Yoshino comes in to tell P-kun he's terrible. A DAY OF CONFESSIONS The second half of the prologue begins with Kasumi transferring into P-kun's class, because of course she is. the next five minutes are background nobodies saying she's pretty. After a time skip to lunch these murmurs of Kasumi's apparent good looks reach all the way to the third year classes apparently because Ayaka bursts into the class to see her new competition appalled that Kasumi has been here less then 14 hours and has already confessed to her "crush." After establishing that Ayaka and Kasumi are now maybe possibly rivals not only for P-kun's affections but the beauty contest crown as well Yui, who apparently ran all the way from the sister school, bursts into the room, catches her breath, and asks Ayaka point blank if she is also here to confess to P-kun. If all of this is sounding rushed don't worry it is. Yui makes the kind gesture of apologizing in advance to Kasumi, who without question got to P-kun first, but nonetheless confesses her love in front of the whole class which WAY too embarrassing even for me and I can't help but think this poor girl is going to be RELENTLESSLY teased for this but whatever its cute she's so brave. Hajime gives her the same response he gave Kasumi, stating he wants to consider both of them before deciding, which is pretty cool of him not ganna lie. Kasumi takes it really well considering she's standing right there as it all happens and says she likes the idea the boy she loves is so popular so as many girls can confess to him as possible without bothering her. Everyone acts real mature about the whole situation and honestly the atmosphere of the whole thing is pretty sweet. Then Ayaka interrupts the mood tripping over herself to ask P-kun out too. Yeah, this is the worst confession in the game and her reasoning that "We should date because we're popular" is ridiculous. I don't have any jokes about this I just find it really poorly executed, 0 points. After that P-kun is chased out of the classroom and down the hall by a ravenous group of girls in a brief break for levity before the novel establishes P-kun is apparently remembering arm day because he hoists himself into the student council room through the window, and will do so on a regular bases throughout the rest of the novel. Inside he's greeted by Shiori, Yoshino, Yui, and Kasumi as well as the entire student council important enough to have a sprite. Yoshino, unable to take the second hand embarrassment of the girls who already confessed to P-kun cooks up a ridiculous plan. She confesses her "love" for him, saying she wants to have the most debauched relationship possible to get the romance ban reinstated and end all this chaos. The only important part of this is that no one thinks she doesn't actually like him and just felt jealous so she did something rash. Aoba asks if her brother is going to die tomorrow to keep karmic balance and at this point I wouldn't be surprised if he did. Anyway somehow this group chooses to be productive after all that and discussion begins on a PR campaign that the photography club, of which Shiori is a part, will be helping with. Hajime is nominated to be one of the models for a series of posters showing a model couple for students to look up to and the remaining girls fight over who will be his partner in the pictures. Everyone has their own reasons for why they should be picked but just when the reader may think they'll be given the first choice of the game Hajime (After a day of deliberation, a visit to the cafe Ayaka's parents own in which she works so SHE can be in on this, a much better and cuter scene then her introduction with Shiori at the dorm, and an admittedly pretty good fake out when Hajime gives a speech to the student body about the right to love in which we get a LOT of time with Yoshino.) just chooses Kasumi and the whole thing resolves... and then Shiori confesses her feelings in front of the other girls in the weirdest, most unsettling way possible. In a CG where she twists her head to look over her shoulder as it tilts back, Shiori, backed by the most ominous track possible, expresses she has loved P-kun since childhood blah blah that parts not interesting she looks like a total Yandere. Like no joke if this was the only picture you had to go on, which at this point it is, you'd expect this game to devolve into Love Letter at some point down the line it is TERRIFYING! Gotta admit though her stance of "If all it takes to get a yes from you is to get to know each other then I should easily win because I've known you for years." is a pretty good argument. Seriously though I really can't stress this enough she isn't just setting off a red flag it's BLOOD red. OKAY MAYBE THIS IS A LITTLE TOO POPULAR. The first of five subsections in the common route opens with P-kun being chased by a hoard of women and a 90's style record scratch sonic movie opening "Yeah, thats me, if you wanna know how I got here we have to go back to-" in medias res. Now because of the way the heart system works my summery from this point on is going to SOUND really surface level and bare but for every scene I gloss over with a sentence it is entirely possible something takes place that may not be important to the STORY but was purely designed to endear the reader to the heroine featured in it. I'll point out any moments I feel are noteworthy but just because not much PLOT happens doesn't mean NOTHING happens alright? P-kun has a flashback to this morning when Yoshino walked him to school and the two of them were mobbed by a hoard of girls who either want to ask him out or ask him about the girls who asked him out. He runs and abandons Yoshino to the wolves. Good boy Yasu meets up with Hajime for the cross view section which I will cover quickly. Yui's scene is just talking with Moka and getting pumped to go spend time with P-kun. Yoshino deals with the aftermath of being abandoned. Kasumi meets a cat girl and acts cute. Ayaka is swarmed by fans who agree to help her track down Hajime and Shiori has a panic attack. You see what I mean about these summaries? Each of those scenes was probably a ten minute read where not much happens but you're able to spend time with the heroines. I'd love to go line by line and talk about how charming some of these moments are but this review is already a monster so I'm just going to have to move on. Yasu is being blackmailed into helping the mob of girls but he nobly sacrifices himself for p-kun to escape, fainting to distract them. Hajime ends up at his favorite spot on campus, the Clock Tower, where Ayaka visits him and they have a chat. Apparently Ayaka's fan club is working like a not so secret service to give her an advantage. Which I kind of want to say is cheating but will let slide because the other girls get outside help from their friends later in the novel. Anyway the mob finds them and Hajime flees again, this time to the auditorium where Kasumi gives him a lunch since he probably hadn't had a chance to eat yet and if you don't give her a heart for that you're a monster this is a legitimately sweet gesture. Hajime freaks out that she was keeping the milk she got him between her breasts, must be a Japanese thing because I don't know a single teenage boy who would care. Anyway you can guess what happens, they're found, he flees, this time he's pulled into an unused room by Shiori who sits on his lap, which is somehow NOT a CG but whatever I'm not salty. The title screen has her in a close position to what I imagined anyway. Anyway more girls and more fleeing. (How long has this been going on don't you kids have class to get to?) Now Hajime climbs trough the student council room window again and finds Yui who stuffs him under her desk to prevent him from being spotted and we get ANOTHER pantsu shot which is WAY over quota now and its not even tasteful. Like this is full on up the skirt vag view, for which Hajime is rightfully punished by... being crushed between Yui's thighs... are we sure this is before the Echii patch add ons? The school day comes to an end when literally every heroine, Aoba, and Moka all end up at Ayaka's cafe (she had invited Hajime their in the earlier scene) and they talk for a bit about who Hajime is going to take on a date. For the first extra scene the reader gets to make that choice. Kasumi takes him to the mall where she clings to his arm, not a great scene but playful I guess. Yoshino runs into her political supporters against relationships and forces Hajime to pretend they are just out together as friends. Ayaka has a truly forgettable scene of walking with Hajime. But the two stand outs are definitely Shiori and Yui. Shiori has a scene I'm guessing is much more sexual in Japan where you measure her cup size, I don't know maybe that's your thing I just can't get over the *squish* sound effect it's like a bad anime skit. Yui calls you Onii-chan for the ONLY time in the novel and asks you to pet her head which is ADORABLE and it is a CRIME this is the only time this happens. Next day, new batch of hearts. Hajime runs out of ink for his pen... Theirs a joke here somewhere but I can't quite find it... anyway Yoshino offers him some of hers... god I really feel like I'm missing an innuendo here. Hajime turns her down and runs off to the campus store where he runs into cat girl and Ayaka. Apparently the store needs to sell a whole bunch of noodles nobody wants and cat girl is depressed about it. Ayaka offers to do a handshake event, which I guess is a Japanese thing where when you buy a certain amount of a product you get to touch a celebrity, and volunteers Hajime to be there too, so that's the plot of this subsection. All the girls find out about it and have their own reactions. The cross view section lays out their plans. Shiori skips class to be first in line. Ayaka uses her fame to advertise. Kasumi volunteers to work the store in exchange for four times the necessary amount of noodles to qualify for a handshake. Yoshino beats herself up over wanting to go to the event and not having a good excuse (She's really starting to lean into that aggressively shy personality about romance.) And Yui has a HEARTBREAKING scene where she thinks about how even the short distance between the two sister schools is a roadblock to her romantic prospects because unlike all the other girls she has to run every day to even SEE Hajime and they just have to go to class. She finds out about the handshake event but by then she knows she'll be way back in the line. Oh and Aoba has a scene where she tries to price gouge people and fails miserably, so that exists. Anyway the actual event takes place and all the Heroines get a chance to interact with Hajime, the scene comes off as a bit comedic with Yui wearing a disguise so the artist can make use of the alternate lab coat outfit she has for no good reason. Yoshino's indecisiveness makes it so she gets in line too late to buy any noodles but Kasumi gives her half of the ones set aside for her day of work. Ayaka cracks some pretty good jokes, and the whole thing ends with a photo shoot for the whole group where Ayaka surprise kisses Hajime on the cheek. And Shiori is there too. Then you get the least interesting extra scenes in the game. I mean they aren't BAD they're just comparatively the worst of the bunch. Ayaka tells you she was embarrassed to kiss you but swears she wants to make your heart flutter. Yoshino acts embarrassed on the walk back from school and runs off. Hajime just kind of chats with Shiori, walks Yui home, and gives Kasumi her "handshake" after she teases you. Nothing terrible just nothing super interesting either. FAVORITISM The next scene is a fireworks festival and the best part of the whole game. I mean it if you could somehow only play one part of this novel THIS is the part you should do it is cute, fun, has great jokes, honestly its better then any of the romance routes so if this review has gotten you interested in the game I honestly recommend a blind look at it you'll have a blast. The girls get into an argument about who is going to be Hajime's date to the festival and decide to play a game called King to determine the winner and while I would have LIKED to have this scene take multiple paths it always plays out the same way but the jokes here are top notch as the girls all try to one up each other. Theirs a CG of playing the Pocky game with Yoshino and it's adorable, honestly Yoshino kind of steals the show during the game till she passes out peso pon. Eventually the girls all drop out one by one until Kasumi wins and gets the right to your fireworks date. But tragedy! That night she calls Hajime saying she lost a special pendent and just can't leave the house without it. So he tells her to stay put since it's getting dark and goes to the school to look for it. The cross view this time around has the first of two tied for worst scenes in the game and some really cute moments. Kasumi ruminates on how cool you are for understanding she can't go on the date with you and decides to go to the school to look there even though you told her not to, but she's the outlier because literally all the rest of the heroines plan a big party at Hajime's dorm on Aoba's suggestion. In Yui's scene we see her upset that she lost the game with the other girls and Aoba suggests the party to cheer her up, why the developer decided this scene needed to be done from both Yui's AND Aoba's perspective when Yui would have been fine on her own I don't know but I HATE when visual novels repeat themselves like that it's maddening. The difference is literally six lines of dialogue but to find it I have to sift through all this stuff I JUST read, it's a waist of time. If you want me to have both perspectives, wright the scene in two parts and put one after the other, like Aoba recommends the party and then Yui thinks about what a great friend she is shortly after ANYTHING ELSE but this. Shiori, Ayaka, and Yoshino all get invited and agree to go. Their's also a really nice scene of some random no name guys talking about Hajime and how jealous they are of him but it's not mean spirited or anything they act really casual about it, honestly this might be my personal favorite of the cross fades its just got a really nice atmosphere to it. Hajime arrives at the school and tells off my boy Yasu for bringing a camera to school to catch couples getting frisky on campus during the fireworks which totally sounds like its going to happen given the recently lifted ban on romance making people lose themselves in the moment but Hajime is a total cock block and tells him to go home. After a long time searching Hajime bumps into Kasumi and just when they're about to lose hope and go home the fireworks start and a glint of light leads Kasumi right to her pendent on the ground. Overjoyed, but sad they missed their chance at a date, they head back to the dorm to find the party in full swing and have a great time. the extra scenes are all post festivities and range from decent to too cute to exist. Yui and Ayaka get walked home, nothing super interesting but sweet. Shiori helps clean things up and you do the dishes together like a married couple. But Kasumi and Yoshino definitely win this round. Yoshino, like a boo from Mario, inches closer to Hajime when he looks away but losses her nerve when he looks at her. Intentionally turning to see what she's trying to do but without looking directly at her he sees her creep up and lock pinkies with him with a triumphant "Yay! I did it!" under her breath. He responds by holding her hand and the two of them clean the outside party area together. Kasumi looks up at the starts and talks to herself about how fortunet she is to have met Hajime and when he approaches her she asks if, just for a moment, he'll let her think of him as her hero as she cries on his chest in relief she still has her pendent. It's not a long scene, but it is incredibly touching. the next subsection is a party at the dorm, no not the party we just had a different one, this time a sleepover. Theirs a scene with Hajime's teacher who I have purposely avoided speaking about until this point. Rest assured she has been here the entire time I just don't think she's very important. This is the exception however as Hajime runs off to save her from drunk driving and we get the cross view early. Ayaka stresses over what to wear with Moka, a scene we also get from Moka's perspective, same problem as last time don't worry I won't repeat myself. Yui rolls around in Hajime's bed, which I don't THINK is an innuendo in this case but who knows? Kasumi tries to bribe Aoba into giving up information on her brother and gets conned. Yoshino agonizes some more about being in love and Shiori hits her brother while thinking about getting treated like a 50's wife. Hajime brings the teacher back to the party and she kisses his cheek before being murdered off screen by five jealous women. After ANOTHER scene in the bath involving talk about all kinds of girl stuff it would be inappropriate for me to reveal here due to its private nature Hajime goes to take a bath of his own and all the girls show up in their swimsuits because OF COURSE we need a swimsuit scene this is a VISUAL NOVEL come on! Their is a lot of unnecessary boobs and then extra scene time. Ayaka is outside and reiterates to Hajime her desire to make his heart flutter. Yui sits on the couch with him and lets him pet her. Yoshino also gets head pats. Shiori comes to visit and nearly kisses p-kun and Kasumi burns her sensitive tongue after an indirect kiss. It's all really cute, good note to end the extra scenes on. The last section of the common route is the Haloween party and this is the point the narrative has been building toward. Tonight, Hajime chooses one of the girls to ask to the dance and finally gets a girlfriend and it is the least interesting part of the whole novel. It's not TOTALLY worthless, Yui and Kasumi get to be pretty cute but 90% of this section is just the heroines agonizing over who he's going to choose. Theirs a subplot about Yui being too busy to go to the party but its resolved quickly and the whole cast ends up together for a little free time and competition that Kasumi and Yui totally win. Something to note in the cross views is my good boy Yasu reveals he's into traps and shows the entire student council, all one of him, a picture on his phone of one. The scene ends with the first and only choice of the game. Who won your heart? THE LONG ROAD TO ROMANCE In the previous part I alluded to the fact I would be discussing the entire rest of the game in part 2 but as you could guess from the fact their is a paragraph left in this post I'm going to have to renege on that. I have no intention of stopping here but I'm going to need to make this a three parter at least, I just bit off more then I can chew. Next week, I'll focus on what happens with each heroine when she gets the chance to interact with P-kun by herself. If you're liking this review so far be sure to let me know as I'm putting a LOT more work into this one and feedback is the only way I can know if it's paying off. If you've read the novel let me know what you think of my summery, naturally I had to leave a lot out but I'm curious to see if you would have included something I overlooked or vise versa. Regardless, I hope you were entertained, stay well!
2020.09.17 19:59 kusuriurikunTWEWY Sneak Preview updates: Broadcast time and date announced...and a wild Mr. Mew appears?
This is an update to a previous post I've done on a sneak preview of the TWEWY anime that will be showing Very Soon--there's a few more details. Broadcast time, per TWEWY_PR Twitter, will be at "25:50 18 September"--which is actually 1:50am 19 September (Japanese TV generally lists after-midnight programs on the previous day, at 24-hour times that are...more than 24 hours; this is a holdover from the days when TV stations would shut down at night): https://twitter.com/TWEWY_Pstatus/1306533359393349633 You are encouraged to use a timezone converter to find out what time Interesting Things may happen (whether you're lucky enough to find a streaming source, or are watching to see when the official Twitter or the official website may be updating). I have a link here pre-set for EDT; you can type in your location and hit the plus, and get broadcast dates and times. Dates and times for a few notable locations:
EDT: 18 September, 12:50pm
PDT: 18 September: 9:50am
BST: 18 September, 5:50pm
CET: 18 September, 6:50pm
AEST: 19 September, 2:50am
NZST: 19 September, 4:50am
(My apologies in advance, Australian viewers.) Of note: I do not know of a way you can stream MBS outside of Japan legally. Even the few apps to download and stream MBS content seem to be actually geolocked for download to Japanese IP addresses and account locations (just like TWEWY: Live Remix), and would likely have to be downloaded and then sideloaded; even worse, the MBS streaming service seems to be a paid service only available for purchase by Japanese addresses, although there's supposedly a 7-day trial. I would expect that once the sneak-peek airs at 1:50am JST Saturday (well, Friday for the rest of the world :D) that the TWEWY_PR site will post a link and the official site will post the preview, similarly to how they did with the AX Lite presentation after it finished air. (They can't really put it up before that due to licensing requirements with MBS.) Also, the official Twitter account is now apparently having Mr. Mew take us on studio tours. :D Among other things, Mr. Mew apparently visited post-production/VA dubbing, and they showed pictures of Neku and Shiki's voice actors (who are the original voice actors from the game!) working on their lines in the sound booth for episode 1: https://twitter.com/TWEWY_Pstatus/1306518255494987777 (BEFORE ANYONE PANICS: It's been pretty apparent on the TWEWY_PR Twitter that they've been doing voice acting for a few months, they're just showing us later-stage production where we've seen earlier-stage production in past.)
To start this off! Finally, everyone was waiting for this update for a very long time. In this update, we get a new Episode content, it comes with a free character. They are also giving us bonus daily free stones, from September 16th (today) ~ to September 26th. You will need to update your game through the app store or the play store to access all the new contents. Please check the notice in-game for more details or visit it here. Official links:
Once a year, the ENS team invites community members to an “unconference style” workshop, in which we discuss the current state and future direction of the project. Previously we’ve held this in London and Osaka, but this year’s workshop will be held virtually. We put out a call for participation about a month ago and just announced the date as September 29th 12noon US eastern time. To keep the discussions high quality, we ask those who wish to participate to apply. We’d love to see you there!
Both the ENS homepage and manager app are now available in 10 languages: English, Chinese, Japanese, German, Spanish, French, Korean, Polish, Russian, and Vietnamese. A big thanks to our volunteer translators! ENS is for everyone, so we’d like to have the ENS manager app and homepage in many languages to make it as accessible as possible. If you are a native speaker of another language and are interested in contributing, see the last section of our blog post on the subject.
Reclaim old deposits
If you registered a .ETH name sometime between May 2017 and May 2019 using the old auction system, you may have an unclaimed deposit. The ability to get back your old deposit has always been possible in our manager app, but to make it even easier we’ve made a standalone app where you can quickly check to see if you have any outstanding deposits and reclaim them.
2020.09.12 18:14 iamthatis[Self Promo Saturday] Today I released version 1.9 of my Apollo for Reddit app, which includes a ton of new features and additions like beautiful crossposting, rich flair controls, comment translation, a new subreddit selector, new app icons, and more! iOS 14 TestFlight beta signup inside too!
Hey Apple subreddit, I'm the developer of Apollo for Reddit, a Reddit app for iOS that the Apple community has been really kind to in the past. I wanted to keep everyone up to date on what I'm doing (not a lot of people seem to know but Apollo is my full-time job!) so I thought I'd make a post showing all the goodies in Apollo version 1.9. Download link: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id979274575 In a nutshell, Apollo is a Reddit app built from the ground up to be a first-class app for iOS. I didn't want just another cross-platform hybrid app that feels wonky, but an app built specifically to feel right at home on iOS and take advantage of all of its features. All while being super fast, clean, and very customizable, with a ton of awesome power features like a super-charged media viewer with GIF scrubbing, swipe gestures, slick comments view, smart rotation lock, and so much more. And free to use as long as you want (with the option to support for a few bucks). My mom also says it's great: https://i.imgur.com/CStrRVr.jpg Plus over 100K 5-star reviews from not my mom! Oh, and there's a TestFlight signup at the bottom if you want to beta test the app, as well as details on the iOS 14 update to drop when iOS 14 does! Anyway, without further ado here's the changelog:
Apollo 1.9's a massive update to Apollo that's taken months and months to complete, but I'm really happy with the result, and it brings together a ton of ideas from the community to make Apollo even nicer to use. The update includes a variety of features around crossposts, flair, new app icons, translation, and quality of life improvements. Thanks to everyone who writes in via email or via the ApolloApp subreddit, your suggestions for what you want to see in Apollo help immensely and really motivate me to keep making Apollo better and better. Without further ado, here are the changes included in this 1.9 update to Apollo:
Crossposting (taking an existing post and reposting it to a similar subreddit) has been a big part of Reddit for ages, but recently it became a full-fledged feature where you can see exactly which subreddit it came from, and quickly jump to the original post. Apollo now supports this fully, so you can see the interesting content of the post, but also quickly jump over to read the original discussion! Often it's like getting two interesting discussions in one!
Similar to being able to view crossposts, you can also easily perform a crosspost if you want as well! Simply select the post you want to crosspost, write a title, select the subreddit to crosspost it to, and bam, you're off to the races.
Flair is a little “tag” users can add to their usernames in subreddit, and some subreddits even allow small images/icons to be added in addition to text, like the icon for your favorite sports team, or a character from your favorite TV show. Apollo now shows these beautifully!
Setting Your Flair
In addition to being able to view the flair as discussed in the previous item, you can now set your own flair! Simply go to the subreddit of your choosing, and you can choose from a list of customizable flairs so you can add a little personality to your comments, showing which language you’re learning, your username in a video game the subreddit is about, your fitness goals, etc.
View Long Flair
Some users set loooong flair, and as a result it can get off, which can be annoying when you’re trying to figure out what it says. Well be annoyed no longer, for you can simply tap on the long flair to bring up a window that expands it fully!
Find Posts with Same Flair
If the subreddit lets users tag their posts with individual flairs (say, being able to tag whether your question is about a certain character, or a certain topic), you can now simply tap on that flair and Apollo will show you all the other posts in the subreddit that have been tagged with that same flair.
5 (Yeah, Five!) New App Icons!
This update has taken a ton of time to work on, and as a result I was slightly behind in including the Ultra icons I wanted to include, but as a result there's now a proper Icon Bonanza, with five new icons being included in this update. The first three are Ultra icons, all made by the same incredibly talented designer, Matthew Skiles, who I’ve been a fan of for a long time. I love how these turned out, we have our beloved Apollo mascot reimagined as an angel, a devil, as well as a zany pilot, all in gorgeous, colorful iconography. But those three icons aren't all! Next up, we have a beautiful new Apollo icon representing the trans pride flag (originally created by Monica Helms), which came out really awesome and is a great addition. And last but not least, our incredible community designer, FutureIncident, makes his second appearance with the Japanese-inspired Apollo-san icon! I love this set of icons so much, it’s going to be really hard to choose.
Easy Language Translation
Reddit is home to a diverse set of communities that have a variety of fascinating conversations, but sometimes it’s tricky to understand what’s being said if the conversation is in a language you’re not familiar with. Heck, you might even have no idea what the language is! Now Apollo will be able to detect if the language of a comment or post is different than the language of your iOS device, and if so, offer to quickly translate it so you can understand the conversation! It is so handy, whether you’re following a fascinating conversation or even trying to learn a new language.
Fast Subreddit Selector
Whether you’re trying to add a single subreddit to a filter, or adding multiple subreddits at a time to a multireddit, Apollo is now even faster at doing these tasks, with an auto-completing window that makes it super fast to search and add subreddits.
Total Collapsed Comments & Remembering Collapsed Comments
Two handy new additions to collapsing comments in Apollo. The first, Apollo will show you at a glance how many comments are in the collapsed conversation, which can be super handy for viewing a comment thread. The second thing, if you collapse a bunch of comments, and then come back to that same comment section later, Apollo will now remember which comments you had collapsed, and keep them collapsed for you!
New Settings, Filters Tweaks, Bug Fixes, and More!
A bunch of awesome new settings have been added to Apollo, like being able to disable the auto-looping of videos with audio, or being able to make it so translation options always show up. Filtering is also even more powerful, with your filters being able to target flair and links as well (in addition to the title), and fixes a few filtering bugs. Apollo also now shows videos from Reddit’s experimental 'RPAN' service, which is essentially a kind of live stream post that you can now view within Apollo. Of course there's a bunch of other small bug fixes around Apollo, from the occasional account accidentally signing out, to video bugs, to Apollo quitting in the background when it shouldn’t, as well as a bunch of other small tweaks across the app to improve your quality of life while browsing!
(To be fixed very shortly. Please let me know if you're on the iOS beta or a stable version because a lot of the issues are understandably only present on the iOS beta, but a fix for those will be out soon as well when iOS 14 drops)
In weird cicrcumstances you can get duplicated audio
When rotating device it can sometimes throw you up the feed
Some accounts with a lot of data can have a bit of lag when returning from background (if this happens to you please send me your logs, Settings tab > About > Logs)
TestFlight and iOS 14 Beta
I've been working hard at an iOS 14 update with widgets, picture in picture video, a new photo picker, and much more, so if you're interested in beta testing that and providing your feedback/bugs, that would be awesome! You can sign up here: https://testflight.apple.com/join/I6svnXDz Also note that for this 1.9 update I'm testing a "phased release" feature in App Store Connect so it may take a few days to get out to everyone, but the TestFlight beta has it immediately if you're willing to endure some testing and providing feedback as well. :) If you have any ideas about future updates, suggestions, or just general questions I'm happy to answer as well. It sounds bullshitty but I genuinely do build Apollo with the community in mind and giving people the Reddit app of their dreams. - Christian
2020.09.11 22:20 joshwahhh[WTS] Steel cent planchet webbing, Morgans, cheap U.S. type coins, U.S. graded coins, wartime money, Ike dollars, silver commems, mint / proof sets - trimming down my collection! MAKE OFFERS!
MAKE OFFERS. I'm starting to sell off a chunk of my collection so I can justify buying other stuff I want, and I'm trying to price it to move. Proof: https://imgur.com/a/1ZLjiDu Shipping will be $8 for Priority Mail small flat rate box (or at cost for larger flat-rate boxes), or $4 if you are at less than 10 oz total and want the First Class Mail option. If you want to buy multiple pieces, feel free to make an offer. Worst I can say is no. Obviously the grades listed are my own opinions - see pics to verify for yourself. Payment options accepted (in order of preference): Venmo, Google Pay, Zelle, Cash App, PPFF, PPG&S (add 3.5%).
[800x]UNC 10-peso Japanese invasion notes from Philippine occupation in WWII. With original Japanese brown paper wrapper. Sold as one lot. Feel free to look at eBay and see how great a deal this is. $1800 FOR ALL - OBO. SERIOUSLY, MAKE AN OFFER.
Planchet webbing from production of 1943 steel cents. ~7.5 inches x 3.75 inches. Has 37 steel cents from all 3 mints stuck in the holes as fillers, but they obviously aren't the original coins minted from the planchets punched out of this strip. Almost impossible to find these things for sale. SOLD
2020.09.11 00:16 yashdash49[35M] Northern California
I try my best to do right by people. In the past I've been a bit of a doormat. I just had to burn a lot of bridges because my "friends" were using our friendship to con money and time out of me. At some point I finally came to terms with how the energy spent didn't go both ways and I needed friends who were there for me when I needed them. So I moved on. I still feel messed up about it. I have a computer science degree and like to solve problems at work and create projects at home. I am single, live alone, AND there is a quarantine so I have a ton of time to: Code Apps/Games, Learn Ukulele, Take a Japanese Class, Volunteer at the Aviary, Visit Parents, Practice Drawing, Learn to Whittle and Scrimshaw, Read Books, Write, Go to Therapy, Play D&D(also through therapy), try to get better at darts and using a punching bag, attempting to jog and cook recipes, go on weird CORONA zoom dates, sleep, Play Video Games, Watch TV, Listen to Music, and write this post.
2020.09.10 19:19 GioGiohasadreamI fucked up during online school
Im 14 years old, I begun high school this year, I was expecting to start a new experience and shit but no, the pandemic just fucked everything I was planning including my first date, but the worst thing that is happening is online school, that system doesnt work, my parents have a terrible financial situation they cant afford even those 200 dollars shitty laptops, so I got an school one, It didnt work, it was constantly restarting and went black screen for no reason, and I returned it and asked the school if they had one that worked and they didnt, so I asked my aunt if she could lend me hers for a few days and it happened. I was in the middle of a class bored af talking to a group of friends on WhatsApp when they tell me, "sing baka mitai" and my bored and stupid mind agreed with that, so I started singing it thinking my microphone was muted but it wasnt, worst thing is that I didnt even noticed when the teacher kicked me out because my aunts laptop suddenly restarted and started updating so I was waiting for it to finish to resume classes, THEN my mom suddenly enters the room and I hear the teachers voice in her phone, I honestly didnt knew what it was so I was pretty surprised, and the teacher was complaining about me joining clases late which was understandable but wasnt really my fault because of the system and how I just got to use a laptop today so me and my mom explain him all of it, then he says "he was singing a song during class in a weird language and I kicked him out" THAT moment, I knew I fucked up, I didnt know I was unmuted, and my moms face of dissapointment just made me feel even worse😞 She thought I was doing it on purpose when I thought I was muted, my best friend who was in that same class said the class laughed their ass off because of the song I was singing, now that I think about the event was comedic af like during online class your classmate suddenly starts singing a song from a japanese mafia game, but I dont care about that, Im worried right now because my mom seems genuinely dissapointed in me and the reasons for that are very clear, especially knowing that shes always sad and preoccupied because we moved from Venezuela to USA, and my dad always comes home late from work and she always thinks about what will happen in the future because her parents are old, the rest of my family is in Venezuela which has one of the worst governments of the world, the virus in Venezuela is even worst, and some other personal reasons and to make shit even worst a teacher calls her telling her I was singing a song during class, like her face when the teacher told that made me want to kill my self, know I understand why so many people are scared of dissapointment and failure, but in the end the results are: - class laughed but are gonna think Im a clown -teacher is gonna think Im irresponsible and a clown -My mom who is worried is now dissapointed in me -my dad hasnt arrived yet but when he does hes gonna be so dissapointed........ and mom if you ever see this te amo mama gracias por amarme y quereme a pesar de no ser el hijo que merezcas, te amo😞 (Sorry for bad english)
2020.09.06 23:59 reditchannelWeekly Review Thread - September 7 What are you been playing, and what do you think of it? Having fun in the Labor Day weekend? Ask here!
Monday, August 31st, 2020
Super Mario Run
This is an important announcement for iOS users. An update for the Super Mario Run game is planned to occur between November and December which will change support for iOS devices. After the update, iOS devices with an operating system of iOS 8 or below will be unable to download or update the game. In addition, previous versions of the game will become unplayable. If you are using iOS 8 or below, we ask that you please consider updating to the current OS. The day and time of the update is subject to change.
Compatible versions after update
iOS 9 or above
Reason for Change for Versions
To continue offering the best service possible, it's become necessary to no longer support the OS versions noted above. Therefore, we ask that you update your device if necessary.
For Those Changing Smartphones Models
If you plan on changing your device model, follow the steps below to access Super Mario Run save data.
Accessing save data - If Super Mario Run was previously linked to a Nintendo Account, you can use the same save data on a different device. To check how to link a Nintendo Account, refer to Link to a Nintendo Account below.
For those who have purchased the full version Super Mario Run - You can confirm your purchase status through the Apple ID you used during the purchase. Note that this account is not your Nintendo Account. Please keep the following in mind.
If the new device is an iOS device: Use the same Apple ID that you originally used to purchase the game to download and install Super Mario Run on your new device. Then, launch the game and tap Restore Purchase. from the purchase screen in World Tour. This will allow you to restore your purchase status without repurchase the game. Note: There may be a limit to the number of devices on which you can restore purchases.
If the new device is a different device platform than your old one: The purchase status cannot be carried over between different device platforms. Please be aware that you will be to repurchase the content in order to play all courses. For more details, please refer to About This Purchase.
Linking a Nintendo Account
A Nintendo Account gives you access to My Nintendo and other Nintendo services. Registration is free.
If you already have a Nintendo Account, select Link from Menu in the game to link to it. Please link Super Mario Run to your Nintendo Account on your new device (on the first launch of the game) after you have already linked Super Mario Run to your Nintendo Account on your old device. If it is already linked, Menu then My Nintendo will be displayed. Also, be aware that if you go to Settings, About This App, and then choose Delete Save Data, all save data will be erased and cannot be recovered. The environment required may be subject to change in the future. We apologize for any inconvenience this change may cause and thank you for your understanding. Thank you for playing Super Mario Run.
Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
Dr. Mario World
There is a maintenance from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. September 3rd for preparing for the next event, like Skill Summit Update, Pack Update, or Referrel Update. We cannot play the game during the maintenance.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
Mario Kart Tour
Lakitu Cup is the 2nd weekly ranked cup for Part 2!
Hakama Mario, Happi Mario and Kimono Peach was on a spotlight! Also Japanese-style kart and gliders like the Quickshaw and Purple Oilpaper Umbrella are here!
Land a hit with Bob-ombs to get event tokens.
Cheep Cheep Mask Pack - 45 rubies (30+15 bonus), Cheep Cheep Mask and 1 glider point-boost ticket for $19.99.
Head Moncho Pack - 90 rubies (60+30 bonus), Head Honcho and Lakitu for $39.99.
In Ver. 2.4.0, in the News List, the during time for the tour is displayed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). Temporarily, the dates displayed on the list have been removed. The during for the currently open tour and pipes is displayed below.
Summer Festival Pipe 2
09/02/2020 (Wed) 2:00 a.m. to 09/09/2020 (Wed) 1:59 a.m.
Thursday, September 3rd, 2020
Dr. Mario World
Versus Mode This Week's Specialists: Dr. Baby Rosalina, Dr. Diddy Kong, Dr. Roy, Dr. Blooper
Skill Summit Update: Dr. Donkey Kong, Dr. Diddy Kong, Dr. Baby Rosalina, Dr. Luma
Eliminate the viruses to get a reward.
Dr. Donkey Kong is back! Get her and 210 diamonds (200+10 bonus) for $19.99!
Get Dr. Diddy Kong Referral (Dr. Diddy Kong) for 100 diamonds.
Get 3 Skill Filler (In-Stage) for 37 diamonds.
There is a sale on hearts. We will reduces 10 diamonds to 5 diamonds for Heart, and reduces 30 diamonds to 15 diamonds for Heart (60 minutes of infinite plays).
Friday, September 4th, 2020
Mario Kart Tour
In the Super Mario 35th Anniversary, the Super Mario Kart Tour is the next tour for now, featuring SNES Mario & Donkey Kong Jr., who are in the spotlight.
Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
The Super Mario 3D All Stars is here from September 18, 2020 to the last day of March 2021 with 3 games at once:
Super Mario 64
Super Mario Sunshine
Super Mario Galaxy
The Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit releases October 16th.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is coming to Nintendo Switch February 12, 2021 with 2 new amiibo figures of Cat Mario & Cat Peach.
The Game & Watch: Super Mario Bros. system is finally returns November 13! Features:
Super Mario Bros.
Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels
Game & Watch: Mario ball
and the clock
The Super Mario Bros. 35 is happening now with 35 players! Available from the 1st day of October to last day of March of 2021!
New miscellaneous items. Features:
My Nintendo Missions (until the last day of March 2021)
Pins Sets (until the last day of March 2021)
See above for the section of Mario Kart Tour.
Ninji Speedrun for Super Mario Maker 2 (November 2020)
Nintendo VS Challenge Cup for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Splatoon 2 (January 2021):
Animal Crossing: New Horizon (March 2021)
Shoesby RS Dreamer for Super Mario 64
Overalls by BlackMilk (November 5th)
Monopoly by Jenga
Jenga by Jenga
Toys by Jakks Pacific
Super Mario All-Stars (Nintendo Switch Online)
Saturday, September 5th, 2020
Mario Kart Tour
Check the cup, ready to race, and collect 300 coins bonus! It's a Coin Aplenty event!
Super Mario Run
Since it's Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary, the weekend spotlight in Remix 10's Super Bonus Game is Bowser! Features:
8-bit Bowser Statue
Gold Bowser Statue
Wedding Bowser Statue
Sunday, September 6th, 2020
Limited Time Offer
This offers will be ends on the last day of March 2021 in the following items:
Super Mario Bros. Pins
Super Mario Bros. 35
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
My Nintendo Missions
Also, Super Mario Bros. Merchandise available at the Nintendo NY Store.
Labor Day Weekend - 09/05/2020 to 09/07/2020
It's Labor Day weekend! Hope you vote for the Labor Day and see what's happens if you vote Trump or Biden.
2020.09.06 16:18 CesarRomeroArWhat is Google Crowdsource?
Google Crowdsource, also known as Crowdsource, Crowdsource by Google, Community Collaboration and Contributor by Google, is a crowdsourcing platform developed by Google and aimed at improving many of its services through the training of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, with the help of volunteer users. This training, which Google points out as micro-tasks that should take no more than 5-10 seconds to complete, allows the AI to learn new skills and study a large amount of information that enhances its ability to be implemented in the various tools that the company offers (Google Translate, Maps, Fotos, Assistant, among other). https://preview.redd.it/0x9tu15jojl51.png?width=512&format=png&auto=webp&s=51f1cc5cdb589325042aa8e5c17b25aeef55ccce Crowdsource was developed and launched for the Android operating system in the official Google Play store, as well as in its web version, on August 29, 2016. This platform includes several short tasks that users can complete in order to sophisticate and enhance many of Google's services. These tasks include image tag verification, comment feeling evaluation and translation validation among other tasks. By completing these tasks, users provide Google with valuable data for algorithm training and service improvement. As users complete tasks, they earn achievements and recognitions that include statistics, credentials and certificates, as well as differentiated tracking of their progress by task in a User World Scoreboard (participation in this scoreboard is optional). Tasks At launch, the Crowdsource application presented users with 5 different tasks: image transcription, handwriting recognition, translation, translation validation and map translation validation. The latest version of the application includes 7 tasks in its mobile version and 8 in its web version. The mobile mode of the project includes the following functions: Smart Camera: It consists of a smart camera that detects objects and provides an overview of them. The user then has to tell the function whether the description given is correct or not. Verification of image labels: The user must indicate if the label presented to him can be the one indicated or not for the photograph that is perceived in a random way in the chosen category. Sentimental analysis: It presents the user with various reviews and comments so that he can classify them according to his opinion as "positive", "neutral" or "negative". Also, as an alternative, the user can skip a question if they are not sure and move on to the next one. These reviews by Crowdsource users help a variety of recommendation-based technologies that Google uses on platforms such as Google Maps, Google Play Store and YouTube. Handwriting recognition: Handwriting recognition involves users reading handwritten words and transcribing them into text. As explained by Google, completing this task helps improve the handwriting feature of the Google Keyboard. Translation and Validation of translations: Translation-related tasks (translation and translation validation) are only shown to users who have selected more than one language in which they are fluent. While map translation validation is no longer a task in Crowdsource, users can still complete translation and translation validation tasks. Translation presents the user with one of the languages in which they are fluent, and asks them to translate it into another language in which they are also fluent. Translation validation presents users with a list of translations submitted by other users, and asks them to categorize them as correct or incorrect. Both tasks help improve the translation capabilities of Google, especially in Google Translate, and any other Google application that has translated content, including Google Maps. Image capture: This function allows you to take photos or upload them from the gallery and share them in open source for free use on the Internet with precise tags describing the content of the photo. Google Crowdsource - Mobile Version The web mode in turn provides the following functions: Verification of image labels: Same function as in the mobile version. VIEW! Image legend: Allows you to validate or invalidate image captions that may be linked to the photograph being displayed. VIEW! Handwriting recognition: Same function as in the mobile version. VIEW! Reference points: This function allows you to indicate whether the reference point indicated corresponds to the image presented. This task is designed to help ensure that businesses and landmarks are recognisable on applications such as Google Maps, Google Street View, etc. VIEW! Facial expressions: It allows you to analyze human face expressions in YouTube videos and then tell the application what kind of expression is detected. VIEW! Translation and Translation Validation: Same function as in the mobile version. Assistance Tutor: It allows you to show the Google virtual assistant how people could speak to you in your language. Google Crowdsource - Web Version Achievements Crowdsource has a "Achievements" section that shows the Statistics and Badges that the user gets by completing various tasks. Among these, the level at which the user is according to his contribution flow stands out. These range from Level 1 to Level 18. Recently, a League Table was added that shows the progress of partners worldwide in each of the application's functions. VIEW! Statistics Crowdsource tracks the total user contributions to the project and displays them on a counter, as well as metrics that provide a balance of responses in line with overall community responses synthesized in a section called "Votes in favour" and "Accuracy" that shows the degree of accuracy or validity of user responses. Badges As users complete tasks, they also receive Badges. There are badges for each type of task, which denote progress through that particular task (such as translation validation), as well as badges for other milestones, such as completing a given task through a notification. Languages Crowdsource is currently available in the following languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Bahasa (Indonesia), Bahasa (Malay), Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano, Cherokee, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Dzongkha, English, Estonian, Esperanto, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarawanda, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Kirghiz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Oriya, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian (Cyrillic script), Serrano, Sesotho, Shona, Sicilian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamazight, Tagalog/Filipino, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba and Zulu. Data Much of the images donated by users have been compacted by Google and made available to the general public for access and download from the Crowdsource by Google and Open Images Dataset platforms. To date, the platforms have approximately 90 GB of 478,000 images distributed in sets of 10 x 8.80 GB for easy downloading. Community and project blog Recently the project team launched two pages, one for the Crowdsource Community where they present stories and experiences of users and influencers of the same, and finally a blog in development which will provide updates and news related to the world Crowdsource. Technical data, content and privacy policies - The application requires for its installation Android 4.3 and later versions. - Application size: 44 Megabyte.- Mobile data usage: VIEW! - How does Google use my answers? VIEW! - What are the content policies of the project? VIEW! - What are Google's Privacy Policies? VIEW! - Frequently Asked Questions: VIEW! More information about the project:About Crowdsource by Google If you want to know more about Google's Artificial Intelligence, you can follow the industry blog and get to know this technology: AI Google Blog!
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