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    I have a passing knowledge of Hettalia, so I might look into it one day. But that does sum up how we’re all viewed by the world, doesn’t it
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    That sounds very similar to the word we use for small dumplings in Polish (pierożki), which is actually a diminutive form of pierogi (which, incidentally, is actually a plural form; one “pierogi” in Polish is actually called “pieróg”).

    But even though we have those similarities, Polish and Russian are actually very different languages that are mutually completely unintelligible (though with some hand gestures and similar words, you can communicate more easily that with speakers of completely unrelated languages). People are usually surprised when I tell them that, as we’re all pretty much conflated info one big Slavic mass from a more Western perspective. Which is to be expected, I guess.

    An interesting thing to note is the word for thank you, as it’s one of those things that separate West Slavic languages (Polish, Czech, Slovak) from East Slavic ones (Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus). The Eastern word is some variant of spasiba, while we Western Slavs use the Germanic riot found in German and English - our “dziękuje” sounds very similar to “danke” and, by extension, “thank you”.

    That all said, I don’t think I’ve ever tried actual Russian piroshki! Then again, over here we don’t exactly do Russian cuisine. It’s very rare to the point that I never encountered the restaurant like that. We get all the standard exported cuisines, plus Czech and Lithuanian stuff at the appropriate borders, but things from a bit farther to the East are not common in the slightest.
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    Just took a turn and entered the Necrohpl of Nabudis and in a cutscene I learned that apparently the Tchita part of Tchita Uplands is pronounced tseeta? It doesn’t make any sense with that spelling. So weird.
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    Yeah. Pretty similar here, except replace snow and sickness with extreme cold (without snow!) and medical examinations, and like, at least two panic attacks because you think there’s something wrong with the baby. That’s life for ya, I guess

    I just beat the bomb king and am super happy with myself because I figured out I need to silence it to not have it use renew and didn’t need to resort to quickenings at all!
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    So in the end I managed to write a little bit, which is good, but ultimately the bulk of my vacation time went to FFXII. I’m up to the Salikawood now with lots of hunts done and still more on my plate. Though I’m still handling them pretty well and though doing them as early as possible is difficult sometimes, the rewards are definitely worth it (hi, Burning Bow!). I also got two optional espers, Adrammelech and Zalera, though I sadly ended up spamming quickenings on the latter since I really didn’t want to revisit the Barheim passage again after that. Adrammelech was a very cool fight though. Had my mages spam blizzard on the boss while Basch took out the zombies. It was wild.
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    I think I just need to kill it before it goes berserk.
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    So I decided to try those rank V marks after all and what do you know - I’m winning! Got the White Mousse, Orthros and Marilith, but now Trickster is kicking my ass with choco meteor at critical health :/
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    I got the very nice elfin now out of a hunt way sooner than it could be bought
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    Yeah, I don’t want to wait all the way til the end, I’m just not ready for the Rank V ones yet. That’s good to know either way
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    Hey I have a question. I know what happens to Bur-Omisace later on, so I’m wondering. I have a couple of mark hunts with petitioners at Bur-Omisace, but they’re rank V, a bit too tough for me now. Can I still come back and pick them up after the Stillshrine of Miriam or will they be permanently gone?
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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Arc the Lad II

by Wolf Kanno on 03-27-2018 at 10:53 PM
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One of my all time favorite publishers in the 90s for video games was Working Designs. It was a company that actually tried to get a lot of cool JRPGs released in the West long before the actual JRPG boom in the last years of the decade. I've already spoken about their most high profile title they ever worked on, Lunar: The Silver Star Story,

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: Final Fantasy III

by Wolf Kanno on 03-07-2018 at 08:10 PM
Blah blah blah Top 100 blah blah blah too many good games to list. Blah blah blah, games that weren't good enough for my list but still excellent nonetheless.

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Of the Classic series within Final Fantasy, FFIII was the last one for me to play, partly cause I didn't emulate very often and partly because I had hoped SE would come to their senses and re-release this title.

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My Top 100's Lost but Not Forgotten: I am Setsuna

by Wolf Kanno on 02-23-2018 at 06:38 AM
So I did my Top 100 last year, and this year, I'm focusing on a few entries that didn't make the cut for one reason or another. I'll start off by saying that most of the games mentioned in this blog series are all worth playing, they simply just haven't enraptured me enough to place them on my List. I started with Demon's Souls, and i have about 24 more entries to go. I know I said it would be like four or five, but giving myself some time to think about it made me realize how many great games I

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My Top 100's Lost but not Forgotten: Demon's Souls

by Wolf Kanno on 01-22-2018 at 03:23 AM
So as many people know, last year I did my Top 100 Games list, but as usual, there were a lot of games I loved that just didn't make the mark for one reason or another. I didn't really want to make a thread about it though, and figured the Blog would suit it better because there is likely only five or six games I wish to highlight here. I also feel annoyed I never use the Blog feature as much since it feels like a better platform for these types of discussions. In addition to these blogs, I do plan

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Mononoke Hime

by Wolf Kanno on 11-08-2017 at 01:25 AM


A few days ago, I went to a midnight showing of Princess Mononoke at the Esquire Theater downtown. The very same theater I went to watch it the first time back in 1999 during it's initial release in the States. At that time, I was an avid anime fan who would consume whatever I could find as the medium was only in the beginning phases of it's explosive popularity in the 2000s, so the prospect of being able to watch an anime flick in an actual movie

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