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    I always do. And I always regret it afterwards. Doesn't change things. Always too little, too late.

    Well, now you've seen the side of me that everyone else has. Now you know why I was banned. Because I view everything as a personal attack.

    The left has made this an "us versus them" situation. I don't think I'm telling a lie there.

    But I did fail to acknowledge a truth. I treat every discussion that way if I feel my points are dismissed.

    You didn't do anything wrong there. I didn't even realize this until I was looking back at the posts now. Your first post was fine, a statement of your view and a request for an alternative. And you didn't post again until you were asking me about my sweeping generalizations. Which was a fair statement. But, at that point, I wasn't seeing clearly. All I saw was people dismissing my views, and not acknowledging my points, or the legitimacy of them. Everyone who was arguing was grouped that way together.

    This was a habit I frequently noticed in Academia, and it was one of my biggest problems there. When I'm talking one on one, I'm fine. Once multiple people start taking points against me, I lose track. Everything blurs together. I respond quickly, I don't notice who's who. I answer every response, and I don't bother to acknowledge what points each individual is making. They're all just coming from people who are attacking me. Even when they're not actually attacking me. When I'm in that defensive position, ever statement coming towards me is visualized as an attack.

    In that case, the "us against them" was entirely of my making, and you're right about that. I don't even realize at the time that I'm doing it. And it's been behind most of my worst behavior on this forum (or any debate/discussion).

    In positions like that, I seek validation. Acknowledgment. Some sign that my positions are understood. And instead I always get told I'm wrong. And I get defensive, and I lash out. In stupid and hurtful ways.

    I am sorry that I've hurt your feelings. You did nothing to deserve that, you were respectful, honest, and I acted like an ass.

    I am sorry that I mischaracterized your continent and your culture. Europe is no more homogenous than any other part of the world.

    I am sorry that my idiocy has destroyed our friendship. Not surprised, but sorry. You are my oldest, and most valued friend. Partially because you do always put me in my place when I'm being an ass. I'm sad to lose you.

    But I wish you well in your future endeavors. Writing, drawing, or whatever else you take on. I'll still watch and critique (and I'll still try out The Witcher).

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    I don't know, man. Maybe none of this makes sense to you. Maybe I'm ranting. But look at the thread. You haven't felt targeted when your group is portrayed negatively (once), so we shouldn't either (even though ours has been happening LITERALLY every day for over a year). You're not on my side. So, you're siding with those who have been mischaracterizing me, attacking me, and mocking me.

    And when I point out how the mocking generalizations aren't very pleasant? You say it's hurtful. But you don't go "oh, yeah, you have a good point, no wonder this is aggravating to you and FFNut". And that was with a SINGLE statement on my part. I've lived with this mockery, slander, and hateful bigotry a lot longer than just this one incident.

    You said you didn't see why it was upsetting to us. Do you now?

    And I'm sorry I'm so snappish.
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    Hurtful? Certainly. But so is being called a xenophobic, hateful, lying, privileged, racist bigot. That doesn't stop anyone.
    Hypocritical? Not any more. Academia taught me that there is no conversation on this topic. There is no attempt at peaceful understanding, no "live and let live". There is us versus them. And there is no "us" in Europe, save for those who have already been cast down and ridiculed, like those in France.
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    I happen to like the dungeons.
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    I still feel it has it's charm and the sheer replay value of the other game components keep me interested. Nice new picture as well.
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    It makes me sad you can't appreciate the charm of Persona 1.
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    I've also started playing Persona 1 again on the side...
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    Fynn is too broken as it is to have Haste. And tbh his 2 ability slots have much better uses.
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    no hHAHAHAHhaha
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Part of your world

by Fynn on 06-06-2017 at 04:37 PM
So there's this nagging issue I've had for quite some time now. It's a pretty abstract issue but one I think is pretty interesting and perhaps even important to share nonetheless. For many reasons, it has only become more pronounced recently.

As some of you may know, I want to be a writer. I try to do as much writing as I can. I even do writing for a living, though as an SEO copywriter, it's not exactly that I have an opportunity to spread my creative wings as part of what keeps giving

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On FFVII (part of my Fmarathon rant)

by Fynn on 11-23-2016 at 11:16 AM
Decided this is worthy of being a blog-post, since it turned out to be a much bigger rant than I expected and I'm not sure the marathon's audience is really there for that kind of stuff

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Welp, got all the way to the Shinra building. I was thinking of barging in for once, but it just feels so stupid. I just had to take the stairs again. What sane person would just charge in, guns blazing, when there's a clearly safer, less-disruptive option?

So far, I can say that

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Frustrations of the writerly sort

by Fynn on 07-01-2016 at 11:13 AM
So there's this thing I've been struggling for quite some time. I don't want to call it a "writer's block" because it kind of seems like an excuse for being lazy. And it usually doesn't last long. This is something that's been eating at me for a long time.

I just kinda feel that I can't write anymore.

I mean, I still write articles for the site sometimes and I write other texts at my work, but it seems like, creatively, I've dried up. I'll come up with ideas

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On story expectations

by Fynn on 03-30-2016 at 11:57 AM
So this is kind of a general discussion, but the general rant I have is based on three popular 3DS RPGs: Bravely Default, Fire Emblem: Awakening, and Shin Megami Tensei IV. Sorry if this is chaotic, as I'm just writing this as it comes into my mind. Also, spoilers from the three games abound.

All of those games were very well received, though for different reasons. SMT is kind of here to serve as a neutral ground, as the evaluation of its story is pretty divided, whereas the consensus

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Character Appreciation: Junpei Iori

by Fynn on 03-30-2016 at 10:37 AM
This is in no way an idea I stole from Pumpkin, no siree.

Junpei Iori is a character from the Persona franchise. He first appears in Persona 3 and all of its subsequent releases as a playable party member. He becomes a social link character as well in the female path of Persona 3 Portable, though he isn't date-able. He is also playable in

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