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Listening to songs that Makoto Shinkai used as main songs. Oh god, the FEEEELS! is comming! For those that just saw The Garden of Words, this is the main song used

 

 

A central thing Makoto Shinkai does is that he takes a main song and molds an entire movie around it(not exactly, but easier and less typing to just say this)

Dang, I still need to get this song! :/

 

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Oh gosh, all the memories from this game~

We should play sometime! I bought my Xbox after all...

 

Aww, yesss. I still have yet to beat the campaign mode on legendary difficulty, let alone the first level. -.-

Finding glitches in Cairo, Outskirts, Metropolis, Delta Halo, and regret is way more fun. Putting a Scorpion tank on one of the stationary regenerating shields and blasting off to unknown parts of the map? Sure! :D

Hahaha, I don't think I ever beat any of the campaigns on legendary... :X

That, and I only ever got out of one map to try and get the IWHBYD skull, which never worked. -_-

 

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And on a small side note....this thing is just mental.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/684396/new-jh-audio-flagship-siren-series-roxanne

Those CIEMs look awesome, quite frankly.

 

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Great posts by Rikkun and Eve. In Australia, it's not really all that common to find people discussing left wing/right wing politics or what have you nowadays.

 

I think I fall somewhere on the leftist side of things, but let me explain myself. Around the 1970/80's, my mum had a largish family with around 10 siblings, they were doing just fine until Communism hit Cambodia hard, where most of her family was slaughtered. She was very lucky though, as she managed to immigrate here to Australia after Communism swept her country.

 

Not too long after, I was born in 1991, and things were looking okay as my parent's had just bought a house (home loan of course). Until my bitch ass mother ****** of a dad left my mum for some slut back in Cambodia, making my mum take care of two kids and a new mortgage all by herself. She was an unskilled worker of course, and like many asian mothers from that time, she was a seamstress who worked from home, with 110+ hour work weeks. I vividly remember falling asleep many times on a mountain of clothes, listening to the hum and clacker of a sewing machine throughout the night (thanks to that, I can fall asleep anywhere, even in a loud-ish environment :p).

 

So obviously, we were very dependant on welfare while growing up, we had it pretty tough, living paycheck to paycheck for a decade. It's not all doom and gloom though, she did manage to singlehandedly pay off the house with about 12 years of hard work, I respect her greatly for that, and that's probably why we get along so well.

 

That's why I won't mind paying silly taxes when things kick off, sure, I'll be helping the "lazy", but I'll also be helping the people who really need it, the people who were like my family, and that idea completely overwhelms the sour notes from helping bludgers buy cigarettes and booze. I realise that I'm very lucky to have been born here, so why should I get angry that I have to pay taxes to the government? I could have been born in a third world country, and I wouldn't have had the same opportunity in life as I have here in Australia.

 

Do I feel that our tax dollars could be spent more wisely elsewhere? Of course I do!, but some people feel like that's the right thing to do, so who am I to judge on what's right or wrong? I practically owe my life to the government, so I'm not going to get my panties in a bunch every time they do something that I deem 'wrong'. And like Rikkun's example, I have mad respect for someone who studies a bazillion hours and works 50 hour weeks in a stressful job, but the thing is, that person is more likely than not, doing significantly better well off than some lazy hobo on the street living off welfare, so why are they complaining so much? Imagine how different that person's life would have been if he/she would have drawn a different ticket in the game of life. Mad respect for the hard work, they deserve it, but most people won't even have that opportunity.

 

I've always thought hard on how I can contribute back to society in my lifetime, and after many a drink, I've decided that don't want to live life like the stereotypical 'salaryman'. I'm going to work hard and start a business, I'm going to master the ins and outs of investing, and finally, I'm going to give my fortune away to charity and/or pursue other philanthropic ventures when I fade into twilight. I don't know why, but I don't really believe in inherited wealth, which may come across as blasphemy for most of you guys! I don't want my children to have a free ride through life just because I'll be wealthy, and I certainly don't to fund a dynasty of deadlylovers for hundreds of years after I disappear into legend!

 

I won't be doing it so I can feel better about myself for being more useful to society, for the ego or anything like that. I'll be doing it because I can, and I feel like that's the responsibility bestowed to me by the gods for drawing this ticket from the hat.

 

Or, I'll die trying. :p 

Wow, your story actually sounds a bit similar to mine. At least the bit about the father leaving and mother having to work extra hard.

My mom worked as a teacher's assistant until she had me, at which point she went back to school on the weekends and earned a degree in education and became a full-on teacher. Fast forward a few years and a few jobs later and she can no longer work (or do much of anything) due to a disability and so she's been living on disability (which is different from unemployment; you have to be actively seeking work in order to receive that) for the past few months. To say the least, the current system is pretty f***ed up, especially the healthcare portion. The government would only help with health insurance if she spent ~40% of her meager income on healthcare costs.

whoops sorry, that turned into a bit of a personal rant there. I'll cut it off here for now because I have to get to class.

 

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This is gold.

Yes, yes it is!

 

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Great and touching post. Regarding more humanitarian purposes, I feel that that should rest in the hands of the people. Call me naive, but I do think private organizations, if developed further can outperform the aid the Government provides. The government in my mind seems to act like some distant entity. It is no longer part of our general identity. 

 

If we're talking about foreign aid, then yes, I agree. Take a look at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, they've done great things in the polio and malaria front, and I don't think any government could have achieved the same thing. But then again, they don't have to, the governments should be focusing on their countries, and they are (well, more or less).

 

Considering that neither of us are economists, I don't think we can be tooooooo critical in judging the actions of the government. There will always be another depression around the corner, who knows where it'll come from, but I'm sure the US economy will bounce back, because there's something about the US that just works.

 

I'm not well versed in US politics and the state of things, but from what I can remember, I do think the proposed universal healthcare plan is too expensive to sustain. Again, I don't know if they've made any changes to the plan or not, but was it supposed to be something like 20% of GDP? They were cutting back on military costs IIRC, so hopefully those funds can be redirected elsewhere. National debt is only a problem if the country can't pay it back, and I'm sure there's a bunch of smart folk working hard on not letting it ever cross the line.

 

Feel free to educate me on how things work over there, I think non-hostile political discussion should be fine, it'll fly under the radar anyway. By the way, how are things in congress, and has it affected you at all?

Luckily the government shutdown hasn't affected us too much, considering the university I go to is funded by the state mostly.

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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

I don't believe in any gods and the concept of an afterlife is only wishful thinking to me.
What I believe is that the only way to "live" on after your death is through the things you did before die and how they shaped your surroundings. Oh and through your children :-P

Here in Germany there are not that many people who complain about giving poor people their money through taxes. It helps these not so privileged people to help themselves.
We also have a lot of laws etc to avoid giving people money who are just plain lazy. These people who, for example, refuse to look for a job, get close to nothing from the government.
Works really well.
We had elections here two weeks ago and the (not so new) government wants to set up even harder measurement against these lazy chumps. This way only the people who really need the money, get some.
I'm totally fine with giving some money to people who don't have that much. It really can't have a good impact on your economy and the overall satisfaction of your country if the gap between rich and poor people gets too wide.

Right on. I agree with this way of thinking about life. biggrin.gif
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@Yosakura Quatet: Hana no Uta

 

WHAT THE EF?!?! I want the original OP back... New one sucked IMO. (T_T)

 

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Think I might drop Walkure Romanze.... I mean... I dont even get to choose which girl I end up with (and no H)....  better off playing the game.

 

But then my list of games...

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Playing:

Grisaia no Kajitsu

MajiKoi

 

Plan to play:

Kamidori

Kira Kira

School Days (replay in english)

Sharin no Kuni, Himawari no Shoujo

 

 

Waiting TL:

11eyes

ImoPara

KoiTate

KoiChoco

RiaImo

Sumaga

YosuSora

 

 

 

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Wee, my first physical copies of VNs! Super fast shipping from rightstuf.com :D

 

 

 

 

I've already read Saya but I will re-read it sometime in the future. As for If my heart had wings, it will be my next VN after I'm down with Grisaia. I wish I could find the time to read VNs during school :(. I also got my balanced k702s just now as well! So I am one happy otaku and audiophile :beyersmile: 

 

Edit: just realized that the 3-pin XLR outputs on the back of the nfb-10es2 are male, so I can't use them unless I get a female to female adapter -_-. Oh well, SE drive will have to do for now.


Edited by thegunner100 - 10/7/13 at 10:38am
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Wee, my first physical copies of VNs! Super fast shipping from rightstuf.com :D

 

 

 

 

I've already read Saya but I will re-read it sometime in the future. As for If my heart had wings, it will be my next VN after I'm down with Grisaia. I wish I could find the time to read VNs during school :(. I also got my balanced k702s just now as well! So I am one happy otaku and audiophile :beyersmile: 

 

Edit: just realized that the 3-pin XLR outputs on the back of the nfb-10es2 are male, so I can't use them unless I get a female to female adapter -_-. Oh well, SE drive will have to do for now.

 

Hehehe, nice!

You even made the last picture blurry enough so you wouldn't have to censor anything! :D

 

Do let me know if "If my heart had wings" is any good. I'd never eve heard of it until now!

It looks like they censored the crap outta the game though, are you going to apply the restoration patch?

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Originally Posted by thegunner100 View Post
 

Wee, my first physical copies of VNs! Super fast shipping from rightstuf.com :D

 

 

 

 

I've already read Saya but I will re-read it sometime in the future. As for If my heart had wings, it will be my next VN after I'm down with Grisaia. I wish I could find the time to read VNs during school :(. I also got my balanced k702s just now as well! So I am one happy otaku and audiophile :beyersmile: 

 

Edit: just realized that the 3-pin XLR outputs on the back of the nfb-10es2 are male, so I can't use them unless I get a female to female adapter -_-. Oh well, SE drive will have to do for now.

 

<3 much love for the Audio GD remote in the corner of your pictures! 

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Too. Much. Random. Internet...

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Too. Much. Random. Internet...

 

... where on earth did you find that xD 

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Hehehe, nice!

You even made the last picture blurry enough so you wouldn't have to censor anything! :D

 

Do let me know if "If my heart had wings" is any good. I'd never eve heard of it until now!

It looks like they censored the crap outta the game though, are you going to apply the restoration patch?

 

LOL. I totally forgot about that small picture on the back of the case xD. The guys who made the first restoration patch are working on the second one to improve the translation so hopefully by the time I actually start reading it, the second patch will be done.

 

So far the k702s are okay... but a bit bright.

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... where on earth did you find that xD 

Google images. I was trying to find a specific meme but came up with schiit like this instead...

 

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Hehehe, nice!

You even made the last picture blurry enough so you wouldn't have to censor anything! :D

 

Do let me know if "If my heart had wings" is any good. I'd never eve heard of it until now!

It looks like they censored the crap outta the game though, are you going to apply the restoration patch?

 

LOL. I totally forgot about that small picture on the back of the case xD. The guys who made the first restoration patch are working on the second one to improve the translation so hopefully by the time I actually start reading it, the second patch will be done.

 

So far the k702s are okay... but a bit bright.

So I've heard. Let me know if/when that actually comes out though, I'd be willing to play it after I get done playing the other few VNs I need to play!

Also, did you pre-order Steins;gate yet?

 

Yeah, the whole AKG X70Y series is too bright IMO.

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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

Google images. I was trying to find a specific meme but came up with schiit like this instead...

 

So I've heard. Let me know if/when that actually comes out though, I'd be willing to play it after I get done playing the other few VNs I need to play!

Also, did you pre-order Steins;gate yet?

 

Yeah, the whole AKG X70Y series is too bright IMO.

 

:O I like bright cans... are we talking Beyer Bright from these AKG x70y cans? HE 400 bright or what... 

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I kinda want the physical packaging for S;G even though I know that I will cease to care for it within five minutes and it will be relegated to sitting underneath a stack of discs/magazines/t-shirts in the days to come
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Originally Posted by mechgamer123 View Post
 

Google images. I was trying to find a specific meme but came up with schiit like this instead...

 

So I've heard. Let me know if/when that actually comes out though, I'd be willing to play it after I get done playing the other few VNs I need to play!

Also, did you pre-order Steins;gate yet?

 

Yeah, the whole AKG X70Y series is too bright IMO.

 

I'll be able to use the k702s in balanced drive this wednesday when the adapters come but I don't think it'll magically make the k702s less fatiguing. 

 

I was waiting til I got Saya and Wings to see how good rightstuf was before I order it. Now that I know that they have pretty good service, I'll pre-order them later today :D. I'll be sure to let you know if the second restoration patch is out by the time that I read Wings.

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I'll be able to use the k702s in balanced drive this wednesday when the adapters come but I don't think it'll magically make the k702s less fatiguing. 

 

I was waiting til I got Saya and Wings to see how good rightstuf was before I order it. Now that I know that they have pretty good service, I'll pre-order them later today :D. I'll be sure to let you know if the second restoration patch is out by the time that I read Wings.

 

Adapters? what do you mean by adapters... I'm not sure needing an adapter would... make a can fully balanced, as in one +  ,- left and one +,- right. As my understanding is the xlr cable transmits those + - left right channels... and adapter makes me think... Oh wait could it be that the K702 u got is actually a dual 3 pin xD [yea  dual 3 Pin makes much more sense] silly me

 

although...I fear balanced out of the AGD NFB 10ES2 will only make it brighter,,, the Balanced Dt 880 and HE 400 have... more treble air and extension than either when SE, in addition though there is more instrumental space, so while there is... better treble retention [no mids to mask it] there is also a little more space in between the mids and the highs, so I don't find the... additional Air, of extra treble extension to be a hinderance.

 

Still, I've found the SE ouf of the Audio GD while very clear and clean [more so than my oDac mStage Combo] still... has a veil of sorts. The sound is thicker and not as spacious or tight as the Balanced Out Put is, so to my ears there is a tighter top and bottom extension with balanced, in addition to... again tighter more articulate mids. Just more space in the entire presentation overall, which imo... will NOT reduce treble fatigue at all... 

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