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Anime Stats
Days: 62.9
Mean Score: 5.81
  • Total Entries328
  • Rewatched3
  • Episodes3,857
Anime History Last Anime Updates
One Piece
One Piece
Nov 24, 2017 9:32 PM
Watching 567/? · Scored -
Onihei
Onihei
Feb 14, 2017 3:20 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins
Star Fox Zero: The Battle Begins
Apr 20, 2016 8:50 PM
Completed 1/1 · Scored 7
Manga Stats
Days: 21.0
Mean Score: 6.84
  • Total Entries112
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,894
  • Volumes419
Manga History Last Manga Updates
Crows
Crows
Jul 22, 2016 1:45 AM
Reading 35/98 · Scored -
Hellsing
Hellsing
Jan 21, 2016 5:48 PM
Reading 24/92 · Scored -
The King of Fighters: Kyo
The King of Fighters: Kyo
Jan 15, 2016 3:04 PM
Completed 10/10 · Scored 6

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gallivant Dec 15, 2017 6:22 AM
It didn't bother me either, I was always behind the crowd on consoles as a kid. Had a Mega Drive first, and a Nintendo 64 not long after so I played them both loads. Struggled after a few levels on Sonic. was completely stumped by Revenge of Shinobi and Echo the Dolphin but was always weirdly good at the Streets of Rage franchise. One of my earliest memories of gaming is my mum letting me stay up late to beat the last level whilst she watched. I reckon I'd struggle to beat that nowadays.

Is a shame SEGA's crazy and wild streak included their management team during that last decade. Dreamcast really is a what could have been story. On the topic of that era SEGA, what I'd give for a modern Panzer Dragoon reboot, that game was cool.

I do wish I'd played a larger variety of games during my teens. I mostly just played sports, racing and city builders. I owned a Final Fantasy game at one point and a Metal Gear one that I got with the ps2.

One out of the ordinary game I did play on the PS2 was Okami. Looking forward to replaying the HD(ier) one they released a few days ago soon.
gallivant Dec 14, 2017 1:40 AM
Sometimes I read it on a tablet, but mostly I just had a manga website open on a second monitor. I should start doing it again really, although now it's blocked I'd have to bring my own files in.

I got a couple of recent(ish) sonic games from a humble bundle a while back, also enjoyed playing through the original sonic on my playstation (actually beat it unlike when I was a kid). Will keep an eye out for that in the sales. Yeah, Yakuza is definitely my Sega game of choice at this moment in time. Shame the story of that game skipped the 90s as they like to include their old games as minigames.

Last day of my weekend before a 9 day work week today, safe to say I don't feel so great. At least I get some days of over Christmas this year I suppose.

gallivant Dec 11, 2017 8:10 AM
Sorry for the late reply, it was a long post and I mostly browse MAL when I'm drinking. Wanted to give it a worthwhile response.

Funnily enough the time I stopped dreaming about my future and the time I joined this site overlap. Would echo the feeling that recent years have been a blur, for me I guess that's just little changing in my routine (and a growing appreciation of good whisky).

I can't remember being too into the wider MAL community, only ever regularly posted in chang and the football threads. Obviously made some ventures into the main sections back in the day but it did result in bans, so I stopped.

Haven't really ever thought about how I've matured since my teens. To be honest I don't really have to be particularly mature, living alone and all that.
Just have to keep the bills paid and my steam wallet ticking over.

Genuinely miss hammering through that One Piece, blitzing though 100s of episodes over that summer is easily one of my better memories watching anime. Haven't watched the show in ages (started watchign an edited version) and I probably have over a year of manga too. I mostly read manga at work before they blocked the sites I used. At the moment most of my weeb reading comes from visual novels, a new low really.

My anime watching actually seems to be on the rise again, after a couple of years of not watching much. Mostly light/easy airing things, hopefully I'll get back into marathoning older shows soon. I doubt I'll ever hit my heights of hours a day but at least I'm hitting a few hours a week now.

Games. I've been playing things that aren't football related a lot more in the last couple of years (honestly, my last 3 years of football manager hours adds up to what I spent on the previous game, and before that is was up to 700+ hours on 13 and 14). I've recently started the Yakuza series, enjoyed the prequel so much that I went off and bought all of the ps3 games. Going to be a fun few months or marathoning those before 6 comes out in March.

Whilst the players the players on the football pitch are all getting younger it'll at least be a while before I feel old standing in the crowd at a Norwich game. The average age in the stand where I have my season ticket must be approaching 50, so I have that going for me.
Noire Dec 1, 2017 8:01 PM
The machine produces a generic outline and highlights any suspicious areas. There were a lot of privacy concerns when they first started using them. I think those have mostly been resolved now. Airport stores are expensive. Airports charge you almost double for things. They have you because you can't go elsewhere easily.
Noire Nov 30, 2017 6:47 PM
Going from Denver to Munich we got dinner and breakfast. Going back there was lunch and dinner. Going to Lisbon we got lunch. You are right about it not being very tasty. You have to use airplane mode on your devices. It was interesting that you could pay and have cell phone service on the international flight. Here in the US you have to take off your shoes and go though the body scanner and you may get a pat down. In Europe you can keep your shoes on, walk through the metal detector and no pat down.
Noire Nov 29, 2017 5:17 PM
The longest flight for me was the one that went from Denver to Munich it was 10 hours.
Going to Europe OKC > Denver > Munich > Lisbon
Going home Toulouse > Munich > Denver > OKC

It is interesting though how US and European airlines differ.
Noire Nov 28, 2017 7:04 PM
You get 10 vacation days a year. That is part of why you don't see it much. I don't have any plans for Europe right now, but that could change.
Noire Nov 27, 2017 4:52 PM
Yes

I had heard about the previous trips and it sounded like everyone always had a good time. I went on this one and it was great.
Noire Nov 26, 2017 5:05 PM
Most of the people in the group were older than me. I know the priest who did this trip. He does a trip somewhere every year. I heard about this one in 2016 and told him I was interested.
Noire Nov 26, 2017 4:36 PM
I have a lot I want to accomplish too.

It was a group pilgrimage and you learn about the religious part of where you are and the culture.

Places we went
Portugal
Lisbon
Fatima
Coimbra
Braga

Spain
Santiago De Compostella
Salamanca
Avilla
Segovia
Madrid

France
Lourdes

I enjoyed it.
Noire Nov 26, 2017 3:11 PM
I feel that way too. Except I feel equal to someone else my age.

There were a couple of stops in Spain and one in France.
Noire Nov 25, 2017 2:03 PM
I remember thinking that myself. I agree 18-22 your still not quite an adult yet.

It was my first time in Europe. Where I live there are no old buildings like that. I've only seen buildings like that in movies.
I ended up in Coimbra because it was a stop on the trip to Europe I took this year.
Noire Nov 25, 2017 8:35 AM
I feel that way about 30 too.

I see
I thought the old part was neat when I was there. Looked like something you would see in a movie.
alphametroid Nov 22, 2017 11:24 PM
naw man that's what i meant. As in for the next 50 years you'll still be young enough to do most of whatever you want. More than fifty years then yeah you'll be late 70's and old and decrepit lol
Noire Nov 22, 2017 6:28 PM
30 isn't to far off. I also have fears about 40.

Have you ever been to Coimbra?