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AuthorRe: not a TWEWY sequel ;____;
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2,776. Posted:

Justaguest wrote:

First of all, I don´t judge people by their sexuality. I didin´t call him gay just his voice. I think his voice actor used his gay voice on purpose and it´s perfect in my opinion. It suits Joshua well. I would not mind at all if he turned out to be gay. It would make the series more interesting x)

You're not fully understanding my point, but shingi up there said it perfectly — what exactly makes a voice 'gay'? I wouldn't mind it either if Joshua turned up with a boyfriend in this sequel, but you can't really go assuming he prefers the company of men just on the sound of his voice, especially in terms of a game coming from Japan, lol. They really take sexual ambiguity to new heights there :3

again, either way i would assume the KH game has knocked the rust off his voice, and he'll be sounding more like himself in the sequel. :3

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AuthorRe: not a TWEWY sequel ;____;
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2,777. Posted:

@Justaguest: I'm pretty sure Joshua never revealed his sexuality in the game, so any speculation on that part is not canon — it's just fan speculation. if you want to get down to it, It's not really fair to Joshua to just assume things based on how he looks, acts, or sounds without knowing them for sure, just like anyone IRL. That said, give the voice actor a break, it's been how many years since TWEWY hit? and they took him out of mothballs for how many lines in KH? not many, I'm sure... poor guy's probably just rusty. hopefully he'll be ready to go for this proper TWEWY sequel now :3

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AuthorRe: Insturction Manuals Then and Now.
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2,778. Posted:

@Tasuki: Actually, with inflation, we were paying more for games back in the day than we are now since they've stayed about the same price range.

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AuthorRe: Brand Loyalty
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2,779. Posted:

brand loyalty is silly. if you want to buy a console, buy it; if you want to play a game, play it. why should anyone feel bad for doing something [completely legal] that legitimately interests them? people working for the Big Three don't, and you shouldn't either. :3

i can see choosing not to purchase something you want or a game you want if you've got other priorities (food, shelter, bills to pay, children to provide for, a future to save against, etc. etc.) or if there are serious issues with quality that worry you and other options are available, but just because the idea of owning a (insert brand here) product gives you the heebie jeebies, it seems such a silly reason to limit yourself over. :(

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AuthorRe: Insturction Manuals Then and Now.
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2,780. Posted:

i do kinda miss having the nice solid booklets with their backstory and descriptions of the game characters and cute illustrations showing how they move and stuff, but when in-game tutorials are in damn near every game anyway, really all they do is sit there in the box after you've read through them the one time. i really gotta admit they're not a priority for me.

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AuthorRe: 3DS XL Impressions :-)
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2,781. Posted:

I'm sure over time the Vita will pick up for you, Nitendnut. If you'd like to discuss the XL, though, please feel free to do so in the main 3DS XL thread. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: not a TWEWY sequel ;____;
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2,782. Posted:

if they go vita with it, this is the system-seller i've been waiting for. either way, this game will be mine :O :O :O

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AuthorRe: Japanese (language) discussion thread
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2,783. Posted:

@smexi: you're correct, that's the kana for 'wa' in hiragana, but like i said, it's one of the quirks of the Japanese language — sentence particles don't quite match their pronunciation as straight kana. 'は' (ha), becomes 'wa'. 'へ' (he) becomes 'e'. 'を' (wo, though it's very rare to see that kana used in a word, haha) becomes 'o'. :3

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AuthorRe: not a TWEWY sequel ;____;
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2,784. Posted:

zezhyrule wrote:

If this is TWEWY sequel then it will be 3DS. Once this comes out I'll finally have a reason to own a 3DS.

last i knew you already own a 3DS, and your reason for doing so was because it was the Zelda edition?

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AuthorRe: My Classic Controller Pro Won't Keep a Consistant Signal
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2,785. Posted:

actually, i remember having a lot of problems keeping my Nunchuk attached properly to my wiimote during the beginning of Xenoblade (i'd say at least the first ten hours or so in-game). it seemed like it'd disconnect at the drop of a hat, i had to be very careful how i held the nunchuk and all or else it'd disconnect on me. throughout the rest of the game it was absolutely fine, though. i wonder if it's just a peculiarity of the game itself that it doesn't like things connected to the wiimote in the early portion of the game... did anyone else have this sort of problem?

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AuthorRe: Ask theblackdragon.
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2,786. Posted:

if it's got a question mark at the end of it and it's posted to this thread, it's fair game.

... actually, if it's posted to this thread at all it's fair game, but i digress :3

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2,787. Posted:

all righty, here goes the next episode:

enjoy :3 (also, i know i forgot to say 'abgar', Morphtroid; i'll hopefully remember it next week D: )

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AuthorRe: Japanese (language) discussion thread
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2,788. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

Also when writing out sentences do you combine characters from all three kana? It kind of looks like in your sig that some of the game names combine kanji with hiragana.

A lot of everyday Japanese sentences combine kanji and both types of kana. kanji were taken from Chinese, and the Japanese use them to represent solid ideas, but when you write those ideas into sentences they need to be conjugated into actual Japanese words and terms with hiragana, and 'foreign' ideas (it's more complicated than that, but that's the textbook definition) will be expressed phonetically in katakana. For example,

my cat will not eat cornflakes.
私の猫はコーンフレークスを食べません。
(watashi no neko wa koonfureekusu o tabemasen)

私, 猫, and 食 are symbols that stand for the ideas of 'myself', 'cat', and 'eat/food'. the first two are nouns, and so they don't really require conjugation of their own, just placement in a sentence via conjunctions and stuff. that's what の, は, and を do in this sentence, as 'no', 'wa', and 'o' respectively. 'no' between two ideas generally shows ownership of some sort, or that something (or someone) is 'of' something else. in this instance, 'watashi no neko' is 'cat of mine' or 'my cat'. 'wa' in a sentence generally shows that you've set a subject and you're moving on to the object of the sentence (the cornflakes) — also, i know は is technically pronounced as 'ha', but when it's used as a conjunction in a sentence it's always read 'wa'. English has its quirks, and this is one in Japanese :3

'o' provides the transition between subject or subject+object to verb in a Japanese sentence, in this case 'my cat' wa 'cornflakes' o 'will not eat'. and finally, in this sentence, 食べません is the entire conjugated verb (the plain verb would be 食べる, taberu, 'to eat'). the 'idea' is 食, and that plus the suffix makes the entire term into the Japanese word it is. i'm not getting into verb conjugation because in some ways it's about as tricky as conjugating a verb in English, lol (and there are 'special cases' where memorization may be involved), but you can say that you ate, you are eating, you will eat, you have eaten, and you didn't eat, you won't eat, you've never eaten, all with the same kanji and a different suffix in kana, or by using helper verbs to get the job done.

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AuthorRe: Japanese (language) discussion thread
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2,789. Posted:

@Tsuchinoko: Pix is poking fun as well, so I'd just ignore both of them if they're bothering you. :3

that said, i didn't go to school for it or take any tutoring or anything like that — i worked for a company that operated out of Universal Studios Japan, and sometimes they'd send some of us over to help out during busy times and whatnot. I only visited Kyoto once during the times i was there in Osaka, though. it was just too far out for me, and Nara was so much closer (and cheaper) if I felt the need to just walk around in nature and visit temples. :3

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AuthorRe: Where's Damo?
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2,790. Posted:

He's a busy guy, and he's still getting used to his new role as Editor, WIiWii. If you have something to say to him directly, you're probably better off using the Contact Form to get in touch. Enjoy! :3

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AuthorRe: Japanese (language) discussion thread
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2,791. Posted:

SMEXIZELDAMAN wrote:

I meant match like I know how to speak it so then I'd have to look at a character and in my mind say" okay this character represents saying (whatever here)."
I don't know where to start :( I know random words and phrases, but do not know where I should start.

i honestly think total immersion is the way to go. i studied and studied kana before the first time i went to Japan, but they didn't really click for me until I found myself in the CD/drama album section of an anime shop and their filing system used kana instead of letters, haha — being forced to use them is what made it work for me.

another thing that helped was that most of the signs (since Osaka is pretty tourist-y) had both the kanji/kana and a romanized version of whatever they were saying, so it was easy to match the sounds with the kana (or kanji) after a while. granted, kanji are a more complicated beast, but it did still help IMO. :3 Try making some signs for yourself for just random crap around your room, little post-it notes or whatever that show the kana and the romanized version of whatever that particular item is in Japanese, tape them up around your room, and then just glance at them whenever you interact with that object, remind yourself of that word and how it sounds, and consciously associate those sounds with those kana. Eventually you'll get the feel for how they look and how they should sound in your mind, reading will become quicker, and that'll help you in your studies (if you're serious, that is) :3

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2,792. Posted:

Google says that if the data side of the disc is silver, it's single-layered, and if it's gold, it's dual.

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AuthorRe: 3Ds friendcode exchange
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2,793. Posted:

Please be aware that Nintendo Life is in no way a dating website. That said, our main 3DS FC thread is here if you'd like to trade yours. Thank you! :3

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AuthorRe: Best Zelda Game on eShop?
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2,794. Posted:

If you're looking for eShop recommendations, please feel free to use the eShop Recommendations thread. Thank you! :3

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2,795. Posted:

Please feel free to let everyone know where you stand in this existing thread, ymmas626. Thank you! :3

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2,796. Posted:

pikkyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :(

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AuthorRe: NEED HELP! 3DS eshop card broken
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2,797. Posted:

at least she's nice enough to replace it for you. Enjoy, TheDreamingHawk :3

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AuthorRe: NEED HELP! 3DS eshop card broken
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2,798. Posted:

It might say that NIntendo can't do anything on the back of the card, but try calling them anyway. You'll never know for sure if you don't try.

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AuthorRe: New Super Mario Bros 2... co-op mode slowdowns!
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2,799. Posted:

when any other downloadable game goes screwy, if you delete it and re-download it and sometimes that fixes the problem. have you tried doing that already?

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2,800. Posted:

Please feel free to express your desire (or lack thereof) for a demo in the main NSMB2 thread. Thank you! :3

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