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 No.67967[Reply]

In this thread you can submit your reviews of video games or other media so that we can keep our pulse on what's hip and cool in the kissusphere. That sounds kind of restrictive, but I just mean it's going to be a place where I (and hopefully others) post about games I've been playing instead of making a thread each time that tends to die off pretty quickly.
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 No.78422

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Sword of the Berserk: Guts' Rage (Dreamcast, 1999)

First of all, voice acting isn't bad at all. But I find it funny that they use Gattsu instead of Guts even though 'Guts' is literally in the title of the game (also in the credits).
I'm a big Berserk fan. I didn't like this game.
This game is really short. The manual tells you that there's only 3 savepoints in the game. Which means there's only 4 stages. Not much. The game takes around 5 hours. Plus-minus one hour.
But those 5 hours are mostly cutscenes.
The game is 70% cutscenes, 30% gameplay.
Is the story interesting though? No, it's not. It's not moving at all, I felt nothing. Sitting through the cutscenes was painful.
Does the gameplay make up for it? No, it doesn't. In short, it's chaotic and often annoying.
You get knocked back a lot. You get stunned a lot. You're fucking Guts and you have the Dragon Slayer, but you don't feel powerful at all. Normal enemies take 2 full combos. A single tiny frog can send Guts flying across the screen. It's not good. In fact, the best course of action is just to run past the enemies until it's necessary to kill them to progess. So, you skip 99% of the enemies because killing them gives you nothing, you just lose health in the process. It's ridiculous and not satisfying at all.
The boss fights are not very good as well. You get to fight Zodd, the fight isn't good, but it's fucking Zodd, so you still feel good about it.
Also, Skelly Knight makes a cameo appearance. Neat.

5/10.

 No.78423

also i don't know what's going on with that screenshot

 No.78432

>>78422
I watched DemoD play a bit of this right after Miura died.

 No.78526

>>78277
very nice birds they look fun to be around.
I've never played a single Ys in my life actually.

 No.78846

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Just finished Gungrave, probably the only exception I've ever seen to simultaneously the videogame adaptions suck rule and the source material is always better rule. Through and through the anime managed to nail whatever emotion/atmosphere it tried for while delivering some of the greatest characters and development I've seen in anime. It starts off as a mafia story, rife with themes from the genre done extremely well. Throughout which you're introduced to an organization and a pair of street punks whose journey through the ranks and the hardships they face along the way is the focus. As I've only seen done a few times before it expresses the iron code of loyalty and honor of the mob in a way that doesn't leave you questioning why everyone allows themselves to be bound by such rules, but sympathizing with them over an understanding of the rules existence. It's a beautifully tragic backstory that most certainly could've stood on its own without the rest of the anime. Ironically however, the anime is then held back from perfection by it's own concept, since as an adaptation of an action shooty game it needs to eventually get to adapting the game material. This is where the anime starts to go a bit off the rails into a paranormal/sci-fi slugfest that at times starts to wear you down with what I think to be somewhat tedious battles with uninteresting monster creatures, which aren't particularly the best in the animation department.

My favorite aspect of the anime was most likely how the characters aren't portrayed as caricatures, they're all humans with their own motivations and logic. Instead of forcing contrived moral quandaries on the viewer it allows you to develop an understanding of each character so when they act, their actions fall in line with what makes sense for them. The anime is aware of this and so after it comes time to actually adapt the video game, the action spectacle is mostly supplanted by character drama that which uses the former half of the anime to make the fights all the more impactful. Although the tone and theme changes for the worse in this half, I'd still say that the strengths of the anime like drama and character are still present throughout this arc, only hampered by the fact it has to somewhat follow the game. My only real issue with a character was Mika at first since she annoyed me a bit, but eventually I came along to accepting her as a protagonist.

And that's it, perfect first-half and still good second hPost too long. Click here to view the full text.




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 No.72805[Reply]

WTF man, I JUST (reluctantly) moved to 10.

>Microsoft has been teasing a “next generation” of Windows for months now, but new hints suggest the company isn’t just preparing an update to its existing Windows 10 software, but a new, numbered version of the operating system: Windows 11.

Well, I'm not going to use this until 2025 based on the previous time I've "upgraded", not least of which because people will need time to crack all of its data harvesting that I'm sure will be even worse than 10's.

https://www.theverge.com/2021/6/3/22466394/microsoft-windows-11-launch-teaser-rumors
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 No.78208

>But Microsoft went instead with Windows 10 because they wanted to signify that the coming Windows release would be the last "major" Windows update. Going forward, Microsoft is planning to make regular, smaller updates to the Windows 10 codebase, rather than pushing out new major updates years apart. Windows 10 will have a common codebase across multiple screen sizes, with the UI tailored to work on those devices.

LMAOOOOOOOO

 No.78224

>>78202
So does this mean that they re-evaluated their stance on making Win10 obsolete, or is this a way for them to milk people without making them move to 11.

 No.78229

>>78224
Windows 10 LTSC is an offering for enterprises which can't afford breaking updates, not intended for consumers. It will coexist with Windows 11.

 No.78814

It's here. Windows 11 has been released.

 No.78815

the OS nobody asked for




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 No.78784[Reply]

Lala Lala Lala!! Her voice so sweet!! It's been over a year since we've had the pleasure of seeing Lala here on Earth.
Well, the Starscape alliance is always working tirelessly to protect the universe.
In the name of all the magical girls around the world, our top secret ally Lala has returned from her mission on earth.
On top of that, our beloved friend Lala has been taking pictures of the magical girls for the Starscape alliance. (She's on the left side)
I hope to see many more pictures soon!!

And there's that magical girl friends are so awesome. I wish I could make magical friends like them!
And so there you go, the reason why I love Lala and why I'm so happy to see her around every time.

 No.78791

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When will Lala finally be uploaded in 1080p for us Lala lovers to appreciate? It's not fair! IT'S NOT FAIR!
I want to take a million screenshots of Lala and share then with other Lala lovers! But... I can't just spend a thousand dollars to be the one to upload them! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH IT'S NOT FAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRRRR!

 No.78794

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Laura and Lala are both the best precures and both come from seperate worlds from humans, coincidence?




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 No.78770[Reply]

Finished binge watching Katanagatari. I feel like I liked the show but towards the end I was totally lost as to what was happening. Part of it was because I didn't remember some of the in-world politics. But most of it was all the future/past/history/correction stuff going on in the show. Togame's death wasn't very impactful to me either. I pondered upon why it wasn't, and reached the conclusion that she seemed more like a supporting character than an MC. The story was mostly focused on Shichika and his antics, Togame felt like but a side character. How ironic that Togame, who was complaining about Shichika being a plain character, was very much forgetful to me. Maybe I'm just dumb, maybe I was influenced by Shichika's indifference towards Togame throughout the whole show, apart from the last few episodes, or maybe I'm just dumb. Though, quite conversely, I found myself quite fond of Hitei hime. So much so that I was hoping for the show to end the way it did and was glad about it.
Any Anons here who've watched Katanagatari? How was your experience?
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 No.78776

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>>78771
Katanagatari is a sequel to Genjimonogatari and Kaguya-himemonogatari, it comes before Kizumonogatari, which then is proceeded Nekomonogatari followed by Bakemonogatari then Niseimonogatari. After those you can feel free to go and watch Oremonogatari and Monogatari second season, but make sure you've watched it all before starting Owarimonogatari s1 and then you can watch Koyomimonogatari followed by Owarimonogatari S2. Then after all this you can watch Fuujinmonogatari and Tsukimonogatari before moving onto Zoku Owarimonogatari then topping it off with Hanamonogatari. And then if you want you can watch the distant sequel Five Star Monogatari

 No.78777

>>78776
Monogatari is a far reaching franchise that has been expanded on with stories over the millennium

 No.78779

>>78772
That's about my memory of it too. Seemed like pretty standard Shounen fare trying to cash in on the Bakemonogatari success.

 No.78781

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>>78779
Standard shounen? It was a deliberate subversion of the chanbara genre. As in it presents you with elements you expect would go one way but they go the complete opposite way just to spite you. The Sabi Hakusei fight, the strongest swords being the least sword like, the maiden dying and her killer succeeding with her plans, the final message of people that try so hard failing and achieving nothing but their demise in the end. There's also the bit how it parallels the real life failed assassination attempt of the Chinese Emperor that built the Great Wall of China which goes in line with the whole falsification of history plot point.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jing_Ke

I hated Katanagatari at first but as I read into it it became apparent to me that there's more to it than meets the eye.

 No.78787

>>78774
Yeah, I might have been too focused on finishing it that I forgot to focus on the main thing; the show itself. I tend to do that a lot... Though how Togame "softened" Shichika was something I had known about but had forgotten by the time I was writing this post. I am just dumb. I should probably re-watch it sometime in the future, but this time not in one sitting. Something I've come to notice as I started watching seasonal anime weekly is that it is much more enjoyable to watch weekly than to rush and try to finish it by the end of the day. Though I don't think I'd remember anything if I were to watch one episode every month.




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 No.77843[Reply]

Is life the pursuit of novelty? It seems like if all physical needs are met, novelty to entertain and stimulate your mind is the most important thing.
Although, then why is nostalgia so appreciated? But then people want new things featuring their old nostalgia stuff so maybe it's not far off?
bleh

 No.77851

I wouldn't say so, since people search out unchanging comfort in their lives more often than search for something new. Maybe what drives nostalgia is that it reminds people of when they had security in their lives, when they were free of worries. It's also probably why people like to be in communities of those they've known rather than let new people in.

Although I guess novelty is appreciated in a sense that something new and refreshing can break from the usual monotoney in a nice way, but if it's not good then I think some would say that they prefer things had just stayed the way they were.

 No.77852

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I would say yes though its more a question of tolerance which would explain nostalgia, you never have nostalgia for something you just experienced but instead further down the line because its no longer new until later when your "tolerance" wears off and you can look back at the thing in question as a novelty again.
life isnt the pursuit of novelty but the desperate escape from the mundane
of course this is mostly a modern problem where we are so surrounded by new and oftentimes excessive sensations that our tolerance to novelty is very high outside of stuff like tiktok which takes advantage of the desire to escape the mundane to trap you in its web of "novelties" that are just attention grabbers
if you ever wonder why it feels like innovation and new exciting things are slowing down thats why, im drawn to thinking about a headline i saw in i think time magazine that called the creation of the internet the end of history

 No.77893

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>>77852
>life isnt the pursuit of novelty but the desperate escape from the mundane
Maybe that's a better way of putting it. It feels like more and more things are rendered uninteresting and dull to me as I get older. I think this is partly why 4chan gets dull to people over time, the same templates are repeated endlessly because it has a revolving door userbase that's continuously introduced (and entertained) by stuff I've seen far too many times.
What will I need to do to be entertained when I'm in my 70s?

 No.78766

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I'm always in search of more novel cute anime girls to express myself through and feel the way I wosh I could




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 No.72689[Reply]

Have you played any "ero" (a Japanese word meaning 'erotic') games lately?
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 No.78668

>>78652
at that point the game is basically won

 No.78684

played two boring hgames in a row. The next translated one is an action game but have no idea what to think of it.
https://www.dlsite.com/maniax-touch/work/=/product_id/RJ257628.html

There's an issekai brothel owner game that I want to play but it's Japanese language only. I might Jisho my way through it

 No.78710

>>78684
was entertaining

started playing through the other one and it crashes occasionally. i think because westerner PC. It's really good game too

 No.78749

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>>78710
AAAAA I don't understand the plot!
The gameplay is puzzle point and click with management elements and cute girls. It's such a high quality game but I only understand the kata/hiragana and some basic kanji so the entire skill system and items are lost on me.
https://www.dlsite.com/maniax/work/=/product_id/RJ331694.html

I feel satisfied. I played a bunch of hgames after playing a good one released this year. 2021 seems like a vintage action-hentai game year. Makes me want to learn my kanji

 No.78750

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>>78749
If you're up for some simple Japanese I'd recommend >>74806 it's got a lot of really nice animations and scenarios in it.

https://www.dlsite.com/maniax/work/=/product_id/RJ324709.html




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 No.78689[Reply]

What would an imageboard under Laura rule look like?

 No.78693

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ALauracracy, huh. She'd be a kind, although moody ruler. /ec/ would probably be eliminated and converted into /Laura/ which cute pictures of her only. /jp/ would be Just Precure, which would also mostly just be Laura.
But it would be good. We would not want.

 No.78701

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>>78693
/qa/ would be Questions and Answers, about Laura.

 No.78716

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HOSTILE TAKEOVER BY LALA, LUN!
You will be assimlated lun




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 No.78674[Reply]

After the events of Idaten this is how the hiatus will continue:
Being lost on how to deal with finding the captured Idaten, they realize the only card they have is the two demons they still have under their control. They go into hostage negotiations with the demon lord acting as the intermediary and offer to give up their demons in exchange for the idaten. Miku has the advantage and does evil tricks that end up with the Idaten getting nothing, when Cory betrays the demons and brings a captured Paula and Ysley to the outside.

When Cory reunites with the other Idaten the demons now don't have a secret base and the Idaten begin attacks again. The demons have a way to deal with idaten more effectively now, however in the end the Idaten will win and Gil will do something like leave to be a neutral party or ensure that the demons are not fully eliminated.

From this point the story is on it's way to a conclusion where idaten agree that they have to defend world peace and demons can live their hedonistic life as long as they don't threaten it.

 No.78677

What would be the more effective way of dealing with Idaten if they couldn't even figure out how to kill a single one?

 No.78678

>>78677
Seal them?




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 No.78656[Reply]

What settings does /qa/ use to maximize the performance of mpv while not sacrificing quality? I've noticed that on mpv, even with a fresh mpv.conf, the player has been annoyingly freezing for a moment or two occasionally while I'm trying to watch something, and it's really annoying. But not as annoying as when I got to check how much CPU/RAM it's using to identify if that's the case and see that it's barely using anything. What gives? Am I supposed to enable something that allows it to be more intensive on my computer so that I can watch anime uninterrupted or something because this is annoying as HELL.
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 No.78661

>>78660
Huh, I had no idea that was a thing. I guess that's why sometimes the drive works perfectly for watching things and other times it just doesn't want to work no matter what I do.

 No.78669

>>78660
>You should look for resources to prevent HDD from spinning down.
To add to this: a common feature of external hard drives is "USB power saving mode." When enabled, if the drive detects minimal activity, it will spin down the hard drive to save power. That said, it can causes issues like you've noted, as well as causing overly long loading times in some games. In Windows, I believe you can disable that setting either from the power management settings or maybe from looking at "Devices & Printers" and right clicking on the hard drive for settings on it. No clue about Linux.

 No.78670

>>78660
His external HDD will fail if he keeps it on 24/7. Keep in mind they use bottom of the barrel components for these things.

 No.78672

>>78670
Most HDDs fail at the time of starting spinning.
Also he can buy server grade HDDs which are designed to run 24/7 and have better build quality.

 No.78675

My CPU has 8GB of RAM and an HDD from the early 2010s(low spin rate) and I don't get these issues. You sure it's not drivers or some settings you played around with years ago and have forgotten about? Does VLC work?




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 No.72101[Reply]

*shouts into the sky*

OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ OJ
oj~

100% /qa/
friends
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 No.78646

is the lobby still up?

 No.78647

>>78646
I think someone might need to make a lobby.

 No.78648

>>78646
Oh, forgot to say it in the thread. A guy had to go afk for 20 minutes and another guy seemed to go AFK so it's down for now.
I guess we're just waiting for a little bit for it to open again. Maybe 10 or so minutes?

 No.78649

>>78648
I just made a new lobby

 No.78650

woohoo full lobby again!




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 No.66481[Reply]

i've seen dedicated drawthreads and writethreads here, but never once saw a music creation thread. considering you can post sound files here i wonder why it happens, because i did see several posters here said they made music. is it because many consider the stuffs they make have no merit to be posted? or because many have some musician profiles that they want no connection to this place...?
anyway, post some musics you made!
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 No.77698

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>>77697
but anon, think about it: anyone who plays a traditional instrument can be seen as using a sampler preset - and the instrument is tied to one preset only!
but that doesn't prevent them from performing great songs!
so there is nothing wrong with what you do. if you like the preset then just use it!

 No.77699

relocated a thread from /sum/ into here

 No.78606

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Probably off topic but I had an experience with using music production software to do something "serious".
I need to record a presentation and after recording I found I stuttered a lot and my voice sounded tinny and nasal heavy.
So I fired up my DAW and loaded a compressor with a voice preset and EQ to boost low end and reduce nasal frequency. Then I cut and stitched audio to eliminate all of the stutters and replace bad sounding words with better ones elsewhere in the audio. Also used the DAW's video function to sync audio and video.
It proved to be very useful and the workflow was great and DAW was able to export final video directly.

 No.78632

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Making build ups is so not fun sometimes

 No.78634

okay but how do I sort 300000 samples




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 No.78616[Reply]

What sort of peripherals do Kissu friends use? Anything interesting that you think other people should or shouldn't use?

I used to have a nice mechanical keyboard before it broke, and now just use a standard cheapo keyboard. Paradoxically I feel a bit more at home with the cheapo because I feel like I can be a bit more rough with it in case it does happen to break. I've been thinking about getting a bluetooth keyboard too. Does anyone have experience with one? I got a nice bluetooth headphones and found that the claims of dealing with latency are wildly blown out of proportion so I wonder how it would be with a keyboard.

 No.78618

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I use a mechanical keyboard since it doesn't feel like I'm actually typing unless I can hear the tappity tap tap from my keypresses.

Also I've been wondering if I should use an ergonomic mouse (especially after a bunch of Diablo), but for now I just use regular.

 No.78620

I think I've had my mechanical keyboard for about 3 years now. It's good, but I kind of hate it at the same time because it's so wide. They didn't have the 'regular' model, so it sticks out to the left with a bunch of macro buttons that I never use. I'm not sure if anyone uses them.
Wait, I guess I do use one of them. My ] hey stopped working after I spilled water on it, so I mapped it to a macro button on the left which is quite annoying, but better than opening character map or something.

 No.78622

I have one of those wireless portable chargers that can attach magnetically to the back of my phone. It’s pretty convenient after I had to carry a portable charger and a cable for years. This just snaps on and starts charging. One other thing is that when they are attached together, if I plug my charging cable either to my phone or the charger, it will wirelessly charge the other. If you can justify the $99 pricetag, I think it’s worth it.

 No.78623

>I got a nice bluetooth headphones

I've been considering getting wireless headphones for quite a while but back when I researched how bad the latency was(which was, granted, quite a few years ago) I've gained the impression that they were basically unusable for anything other than listening to pure music. So you don't feel any video audio sync issues while watching stuff?

 No.78624

Have a newly bought (~3 months old) bluetooth keyboard and a 2+ year old gaming mouse which I love the fact that its lasted 2+ years already! My monitor's speakers have started dying, everytime the volume goes above 50%, I hear static. Thinking of buying a Pebble 2.0.
>Does anyone have experience with one?
While usually there is no noticable latency problem, sometimes I have to reposition my keyboard to point towards the dongle better. Though I think its because my keyboard is dumb. Its nice not having any wires attached, would buy a wireless mouse as well but I'm loving the one I have right now. Also, apparently, mice use up their batteries faster than keyboards. Used to have wireless mouse and keyboard before, changed the mouse's batteries twice but never the keyboard's battery.




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 No.74491[Reply]

Does /qa/ know any fun facts?

One I just learned is that copper is actually more dense than iron.
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 No.78061

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>>77962
I'm more into the Jungle and Trance scene myself so to me I kept it simple; if the song uses Sawtooth Waves it's Synthwave. >>77965 Has it quite right I would say.

>Cute Len too.

Love Len.

>>77964
You're not wrong there and actually - in some cases artists have been known to mess with music journalists as those are the ones making most of these genre terms IDM is a good example of that, the band Mindless Self-indulgence in an interview once called their style Industrial Jungle Pussy Punk nowadays it's artists trolling journalists to see how many goofy terms they can get them to write about.

 No.78089

>>77965
this is like the 30th revival of 80es stuff in 20 years, might as well call it electro and sythpop like the rest

 No.78317

ペンライト (Pen light) is the Japanese term for glow sticks.

 No.78358

>Light pollution is excessive, misdirected, or obtrusive artificial (usually outdoor) light. Too much light pollution has consequences: it washes out starlight in the night sky, interferes with astronomical research, disrupts ecosystems, has adverse health effects and wastes energy.

You learn something new everyday, like another way that living in the city is bad for you.

 No.78612

In 1952, China accused the United States military of spreading bacteria-laden insects and other objects during the Korean War by dropping them from P-51 fighters above rebel villages over North Korea. In all, the U.S. was accused of dropping ants, beetles, crickets, fleas, flies, grasshoppers, lice, springtails, and stoneflies.




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 No.78560[Reply]

I seriously hope this doesn't just end without a second season.........
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 No.78608

>>78593
Webcomic is on hiatus, manga isn't

 No.78609

>>78594
Wonder how intense Rin's training must be if torture barely made them flinch... Also I wonder, can idaten even die?

 No.78610

The Cool-whatever artist that draws it (and Dragon Maid) hosts streams relatively often on pixiv and I've seen the professor character so something is getting worked on.

 No.78611

>>78609
I'm pretty sure in the beginning Rin mentioned that the person before her who fought off the demons or whatever passed on or something.

 No.78613

>>78611
They didn't necessarily pass on, they just used their lifeforce or something to construct the seal




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 No.78539[Reply]

I think there's an inherent flaw in the Copernican principle -- the idea that Earth, and by extension mankind, are not unique or prievileged in the universe -- when considering its implication upon the Fermi Paradox. Namely, it predisposes explanations for any and all observations to having a natural explanation, even when no natural explanation can be gleaned from observation. This sort of inordinate skepticism to everything fundamentally loops back around to heliocentricism because the natural conclusion to this worldview (no pun intended) is that humanity must be the only species capable of altering its surroundings, even as powerless and ignorant of the wider cosmos as we are.

Besides its many other faults, in this regard humanity is a phenomenally narcissistic and prideful species, all the while remaining woefully insecure and ignorant. After all, if everything is natural, then we must be all alone... Meanwhile we sit surrounded by life on our pale blue dot.

I do not know if we are all alone, or surrounded by life we refuse to acknowledge, but I do know that dogmatically refuting refusing explanations out of hand because they seem to be too extraordinary is absurd, particularly so because the existence of life on Earth is itself extraordinary!

 No.78540

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I think the massive numbers that makes the Fermi thing feasible is also why we haven't been contacted by anything or will likely find anything ourselves. If we equipped every human with a faster-than-light spaceship and magically infinite supplies it would still take an extreme amount of time to survey hundreds of billions of star systems, and that's of course if we can effectively go like 1000x the speed of light or more. Then there's things like intergalactic travel which is pretty much insurmountable unless we can warp reality even more than going faster than light already would be. If there are species that can do that then they might not even be constrained to a universe any more.
This is all in regards to intelligent spare-faring life, though. I think simpler forms of life would be extremely common in the universe.

 No.78541

>This sort of inordinate skepticism to everything fundamentally loops back around to heliocentricism because the natural conclusion to this worldview (no pun intended) is that humanity must be the only species capable of altering its surroundings, even as powerless and ignorant of the wider cosmos as we are.

No it doesn't, it implies the opposite, that there are many other species that are capable of such things and that we are just one of them, just a typical example of such species.

 No.78607

>>78541
Yeah that's what I thought it implied too...

Isn't this the reason why aliens must exist?




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