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#13544303 Nov 27, 2017 at 12:12 PM
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That was an interesting article. Thanks for writing it.

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#13555029 Dec 04, 2017 at 11:16 PM
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Ex Machina is one of my favorite Sci Fi movies. Just like Blade Runner,it asks philosophical questions,while applying science very heavily. In the movie,a question was asked 'why did the robot designer give his robot the personality of a woman'? He answered by mentioning how in nature,most living things have either male/female characteristics. Since his design was meant to have a human-like personality and emotions,this means the robot will need to be either male or female. This means a female robot will want to have sex,will want to flirt,can be attracted to men,and will want to dress and look pretty. I thought this was an insightful answer,because feminazis think there should be no differences between men and women,and associating women with sexual desires or a submissive role is 'sexism', but I think sexism is a normal part of nature. Even animals have clear differences between the behaviours and desires of male and female.

If men stop behaving like men,and women stop behaving like women,and political correctness controls what we can do,then we will become like robots.

Another interesting question is if a robot can play Chess,is it displaying human behaviour? The answer given in the movie is it's not about how good or bad the robot is at Chess,but whether it has an emotional response when it plays chess,and does it realize it's playing chess? Does it enjoy playing Chess? Or does it find Chess boring? For a long time,we have been able to program a computer to play Chess by programming it to use algorithms.But a human can have a desire to play Chess,or feel emotion when playing Chess.

Another aspect of true AI is it can choose who it wants to create a bond with,and who it doesn't like,and it can make someone fall in love with it.



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#13555076 Dec 05, 2017 at 12:10 AM
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Well, I don't think Feminazis want not having difference between men and women, honestly, I don't know what they want. gender superiority? or maybe they just plain man hater. in any case, I feel that Feminazis get offended over anything these days. like a candy wrapper, my drawings of anime girls(or just drawing in general), the color of ones shirt, or even who, how, why, and what starring in a movie.

I guess I do feel they're nothing more than a hate group. Sexism is normal in human society sure, doesn't mean it's right or should be tolerated.
okay back to the topic at hand, AIs isn't the comparison of Technique or Intelligence. although AIs should they be self-sufficient enough to learn by experience they can be smarter than people, although when it comes in sheer calculations and computations, AIs and Computers are more powerful. given that Sci-fi AIs are the pinnacle of technology they can calculate millions of equations in mere seconds. what defines from AI to Person is the Personality and Emotion.

Everyone's their own person, some men like other men, and women like other women, to each their own alright. some are straight. some are Metrosexuals or something.
What's kinda interesting is would AIs be interested in those. if so, What does it take that Dresses and Fashion will be enough to "look pretty"?
then again, If Sex bots exists what's the inside of a Female Robot's Lady parts? y'know given enough imagination that a man starts boning robots anytime soon.(also asked this kind of question to quench my own curiosity)
in regards of the Chess part, going back to the personality. AIs ahem ,if did have emotion, depends on the Personality of the given AI, if the AI personality isn't very good at it it might not enjoy Chess then again, Winning is also part of human personality. who doesn't want to win right?
If Robots can have fun and love, it's also obvious that they'll want friendship, Lover starts with friends after all.
Then again remember;
"Does this unit have a soul?"
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#13555120 Dec 05, 2017 at 01:10 AM · Edited 8 months ago
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Yep.In the movie,the creator of the robots wanted to make the robots be indistinguishable from a human,which means the robot would need to be capable of thought and consciousness,and giving them a gender identity would help with that. Having these things would make the robot capable of having a personality,and falling in love with a human,and these things come into the story. There is ways to make a sex bot feel sexual stimuli as well.

Even though computers can process information much faster than humans,they still lack sentience,but if they ever do develop sentience,then an AI might realize why am I letting this slow,inferior humans boss me around,and having sentience means the AI will develop survival instincts and see humans as an enemy,and that's a fear with AI.


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#13555439 Dec 05, 2017 at 05:10 AM
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Supposed it's in good terms with their human creator, I think AIs wouldn't think about it like that. Such as people betrays others or leaves a friendship when no longer needed.
As opposed to it, a good relationship and bond keeps people together.
Same goes to given AIs with human emotion and personality. So I guess a Master has no reason to fear a well trained and close Friend rather than see AIs as Tools.
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#13555482 Dec 05, 2017 at 05:49 AM
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#13555439 Kierwiny wrote:

Supposed it's in good terms with their human creator, I think AIs wouldn't think about it like that. Such as people betrays others or leaves a friendship when no longer needed.
As opposed to it, a good relationship and bond keeps people together.
Same goes to given AIs with human emotion and personality. So I guess a Master has no reason to fear a well trained and close Friend rather than see AIs as Tools.



STORY SPOILERS The designer treated her subserviently,and used her like a sex slave and didn't give her freedom,so that's why the AI decided to plot against her creator. END OF SPOILERS

I also think humans are kinda programmed since hormones can make us aggressive,sexually aroused etc. The only difference is humans are programmed in a biological way,where as an AI is programmed with a computer.


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#13555634 Dec 05, 2017 at 08:39 AM
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hehe, I don't mind a little spoilers I might even try out the movie myself since you've mentioned it and it does strike an interesting conversation.
I get what you mean by how humans are programmed but instead of ones and zeroes to tell a human what to do it's hormones, cells and what not I'm not a science person.
I wonder what's the equivalence of Virus in humans. do you think it's Alcohol? Alcohol makes people do crazy things.
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#13557194 Dec 06, 2017 at 10:06 AM
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I've just watched 'The Congress'. It's a French/Israeli Sci Fi movie. It has some creative ideas,but I couldn't connect with the characters. The story is about how a woman in her 40's,whom doesn't have many career options left,needs money for her son who has a disease that will cause him to go deaf/blind. She sells her rights to be an actress in exchange for a large sum of money,but in return,she needs to allow producers to scan her body so it can be used for CGI films.

Skip 20 years,technology has advanced so people can live in animated realities,and become avatars of themselves. They do this by taking chemicals which allows them to enter the illusory state. The catch is,since everything that happens in the illusory state exists only within the person's mind,it means no real people can actually follow you into the reality you enter,and once you exit that reality,it doesn't exist in exactly the same way you left it since everything a person sees in there comes from their own mind.

She goes into an animated reality and she gets involved in some mayhem,and some plot twists happen that I don't want to spoil,but I will say the story does have a bit of romance and leaves you wondering. I really could have liked this film a lot,but I didn't feel attached to the characters(especially since she looks like an old woman even when still in the animated reality),and I think some aspects of the story could have been written better.



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#13558455 Dec 07, 2017 at 05:20 AM
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#13555029 TidusandYuna1983 wrote:

Ex Machina is one of my favorite Sci Fi movies. Just like Blade Runner,it asks philosophical questions,while applying science very heavily. In the movie,a question was asked 'why did the robot designer give his robot the personality of a woman'? He answered by mentioning how in nature,most living things have either male/female characteristics. Since his design was meant to have a human-like personality and emotions,this means the robot will need to be either male or female. This means a female robot will want to have sex,will want to flirt,can be attracted to men,and will want to dress and look pretty. I thought this was an insightful answer,because feminazis think there should be no differences between men and women,and associating women with sexual desires or a submissive role is 'sexism', but I think sexism is a normal part of nature. Even animals have clear differences between the behaviours and desires of male and female.

If men stop behaving like men,and women stop behaving like women,and political correctness controls what we can do,then we will become like robots.

Another interesting question is if a robot can play Chess,is it displaying human behaviour? The answer given in the movie is it's not about how good or bad the robot is at Chess,but whether it has an emotional response when it plays chess,and does it realize it's playing chess? Does it enjoy playing Chess? Or does it find Chess boring? For a long time,we have been able to program a computer to play Chess by programming it to use algorithms.But a human can have a desire to play Chess,or feel emotion when playing Chess.

Another aspect of true AI is it can choose who it wants to create a bond with,and who it doesn't like,and it can make someone fall in love with it.



I don't normally post in the movies/tv section here because I stopped watching them in favour of games. Recent events are making me watch more DVDs again. As you know I'm a huge cyberpunk fan so this sounds great!
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#13560423 Dec 08, 2017 at 02:00 PM
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I didn't really like Ex Machina. Not really sure why to be honest but none of the characters done anything for me, perhaps it was that both the guys came across as very arrogant to me and that seemed to make it too easy for them to be fooled and out witted.

I think it has been done better in movies you mentioned such as Blade Runner, more recent ones like The Machine and Natural City are great in my opinion. If you want to get back a bit farther there is Star Trek The Motion Picture.


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#13561030 Dec 09, 2017 at 02:50 AM · Edited 8 months ago
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#13560423 DamodarThade wrote:

I didn't really like Ex Machina. Not really sure why to be honest but none of the characters done anything for me, perhaps it was that both the guys came across as very arrogant to me and that seemed to make it too easy for them to be fooled and out witted.

I think it has been done better in movies you mentioned such as Blade Runner, more recent ones like The Machine and Natural City are great in my opinion. If you want to get back a bit farther there is Star Trek The Motion Picture.



I think Caleb was a decent character,I don't think he was arrogant,I could understand him not being happy with Nathan using Ava and Kyoko as Guinea Pigs and mistreating them after Nathan gave them the ability to feel,have emotions etc Nathan was a Narcissist though.

Ive seen Natural City.I think its ok,but too koreany for my liking.It feels like a Korean Blade Runner with martial arts action.

Another movie about AI behaving like real people that I like is called Moon(released in 2009).


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#13562348 Dec 10, 2017 at 06:03 AM
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I saw Moon and really liked it great sci-fi movie overall, Duncan Jones next movie I think I read is meant to be a spin-off from Moon which could be very interesting.


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#13574884 Dec 19, 2017 at 07:39 AM · Edited 8 months ago
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Games I've played this year,and my game of the year for 2017.

I was expecting Root Letter to have a good story,being a visual novel,but I was impressed with it's story creativity and beautiful artstyle. It starts off as a mystery story,about trying to find a girl who was a penpal of the protagonist,who disappeared 15 years ago.The story takes some big twists,and becomes much more. Each story arc has a very different feel,and focuses on different concepts,so it really does feel like numerous different stories that link together. It's hard to explain why these vastly different story arcs linking together make the story very indulging and interesting,but I'll say the darker scenes have a bit of a Noir style feel,and I like how the artstyle is beautiful,but still looks mature,and I like the natural scenery and beautiful lakes.

Even though it's a visual novel,it's similar to Danganronpa in that you can visit different areas as much as you want,although the environments aren't 3D,but you can interact with the environments and look for clues to solve the mysteries.













The Wolf Among Us is about how characters from fairy tales live in modern-day Manhattan to escape a totalitarian regime. You play as a human version of the Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood,who is a detective,and him and Snow White are trying to investigate a murder,but their investigation takes them to a path of extortion,mafia-style syndicates,prostitution and murder.

The story is entertaining,especially when the characters can still use their attributes they used in the fairy tales,such as how Wolf can transform into a wolf,and trolls can transform into a troll,which makes for some very bloody battles.

I like the noir style atmosphere,and the music which makes it feel like an engaging crime drama.











Even though I'm not a big fan of the Batman universe,I really enjoyed Telltale's version of the Batman universe. As you'd expect,it has a darker and more mature style,and the story does a good job of showing how all the villains came to being who they are,but through different events compared to what happened in other versions of the Batman universe. The narrative does a good job of making you both like and hate the villains,and the QTE made good use of Batman's abilities,and I really like the artstyle. Since this has a more darker and mature story,things such as sex,and brutality come into it.







Tales of the Borderlands took me by surprise,because I enjoyed it's story,despite the Borderlands FPS having a dull story. Basically,the story for Tales of the Borderlands feels like Mad Max meets Firefly at times,and sometimes the story was a bit over the top,but the characters were likable enough and the story presentation was good enough to keep me interested.





I've already done a few blogs about Senran Kagura Estival already.







Tales of Zestiria is an open world Tales game and it has quite a dark story that inspired Tales of Berseria,which is known as the darkest and most mature Tales game. I like how the story for Zestiria has an almost pagan/shamanistic feel to it,which is a nice change from Tales games having a light-hearted mood.The fully 3D open world is a nice addition,it's nice to explore the landscapes and see beautiful scenery. The battle system added some good elements of strategy and unpredictability by allowing party members to merge together to make more powerful characters with certain advantages/weaknesses.





Tekken Tag Tournament 2
has the best Tekken gameplay I've experienced,although it's story is a bit lacking.







Other games I've played this year for the first time include injustice(I wasn't impressed since I prefer Japanese fighting games)and Sly 2(which was ok but too long),Ratchet and Clank Nexus(I was enjoying it until a glitch stopped my progress).I've also played a bunch of indie games,but none of them are really worth a mention.


I've spent a fair amount of time playingSuper Street Fighter 2,and a modded Street Fighter 2 CE on Kawaks,since I can easily get into the mood to play them.


My game of the year is... Persona 5
. Even though I'm roughly half way through it,the fact I've put 50 hours into it shows how captivating it is. The reason I took breaks from it,despite being busy is the game makes me care about the characters too much. For people who haven't played a Persona game,they allow you to spend time with NPCs,and help them,but you have a limited amount of time per day you can spend with characters,as well as doing other tasks such as trying to save the world,going to school,working,studying etc.

And often,the characters you want to spend time with will be busy,or you'll need to do certain things to make them like you such as being smart enough(which means you need to make your character study a lot which consumes many game days)etc.Since Persona 5 made me care about the characters a lot,but I felt like it was difficult to spend time with them,and help them,it became a bit overwhelming... Especially since Persona allows your character to have multiple love interests,and even though my character has a girlfriend,there's other girls who like my characters,and those other girls are very appealing in certain ways too...

Besides the character bonding,Persona 5 has a story that focuses on many issues that affects all of us,such as bulling,harassment,blackmail,the severity of computer hacking etc.

It's turn-based system has the typical Persona style unpredictability and strategic depth,and the use of stealth adds more gameplay depth overall

I just need to find another 50+ hours that I can use to finish Persona 5...










My game of the year winners from 1983 until 2017:-

2017-Persona 5

2016-The Eden of Grisaia

2015-The Witcher 3

2014-Ar Nosurge

2013-Fire Emblem Awakening

2012-The Last Story

2011-Yakuza 4

2010-Heavy Rain

2009-Star Ocean The Last Hope

2008-Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core

2007-Persona 3

2006-Kingdom of Paradise AKA Key of Heaven(PAL release date)

2005-Jade Empire

2004-Clannad

2003-The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker

2002-Shenmue 2(Xbox version)

2001-Final Fantasy X

2000-Final Fantasy IX

1999-Final Fantasy VIII

1998-The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

1997-Final Fantasy VII

1996-Super Mario 64

1995-Phantasy Star IV

1994-Donkey Kong Country

1993-Disney's Aladdin(SEGA MEGA DRIVE/GENESIS version)

1992-Sonic The Hedgehog 2(SEGA MEGA DRIVE/GENESIS version)

1991-The Legend of Zelda A Link To The Past

1990-Super Mario World(Japanese release date)

1989-Mother

1988-Phantasy Star

1987-Final Fantasy(Japanese release date)

1986-Starflight

1985-Super Mario Bros

1984-Paperboy

1983-Ultima III


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#13575532 Dec 19, 2017 at 07:04 PM
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I guess I haven't been a fan on Telltale games, weirdly enough I read a lot of Visual Novels and play Visual Novel style games like Hyperdimension and Senran Kagura.
I only played The Walking Dead Telltale game Season 1. haven't touched Season 2 and so forth of the series. but it was great, made me teary a bit to Lee.

As for others The Wolf Among Us is kinda interesting in its own way. but never played it, just look in other vids and watched my brother play a bit.
I'd pick Persona 5 as my Game of the Year too. I'm quite crushed between P5 and Nier Automata really both are great but both are unique.
Nier's melancholic atmosphere really brought out the feeling of loneliness in a thousand year old post-apocalyptic Earth. I'm quite glad that the same composers that made Drakengard 3
are the ones who made also in Nier: Automata, just amazing. Original song of ending of the game is also great, just very emotional. comes in 3 different languages too, Eng, French and Jap.

On a Side note. Persona 5 took my heart as I marathon the game from start to finish, and only playing it when my family is not around to avoid spoiling it to them. The theme and overall creation of the world is so realistic it's great. Sure Nier made me a bit guilty and a bit of existential crisis but Persona 5's Acid Jazz music and rebellious theme just inspires me to be who I am and show it to the world! It is hard for a game to inspire me in a personal level. so there's that my GotY for 2017.
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#13575760 Dec 19, 2017 at 11:51 PM
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#13575532 Kierwiny wrote:

I guess I haven't been a fan on Telltale games, weirdly enough I read a lot of Visual Novels and play Visual Novel style games like Hyperdimension and Senran Kagura.
I only played The Walking Dead Telltale game Season 1. haven't touched Season 2 and so forth of the series. but it was great, made me teary a bit to Lee.

As for others The Wolf Among Us is kinda interesting in its own way. but never played it, just look in other vids and watched my brother play a bit.
I'd pick Persona 5 as my Game of the Year too. I'm quite crushed between P5 and Nier Automata really both are great but both are unique.
Nier's melancholic atmosphere really brought out the feeling of loneliness in a thousand year old post-apocalyptic Earth. I'm quite glad that the same composers that made Drakengard 3
are the ones who made also in Nier: Automata, just amazing. Original song of ending of the game is also great, just very emotional. comes in 3 different languages too, Eng, French and Jap.

On a Side note. Persona 5 took my heart as I marathon the game from start to finish, and only playing it when my family is not around to avoid spoiling it to them. The theme and overall creation of the world is so realistic it's great. Sure Nier made me a bit guilty and a bit of existential crisis but Persona 5's Acid Jazz music and rebellious theme just inspires me to be who I am and show it to the world! It is hard for a game to inspire me in a personal level. so there's that my GotY for 2017.
I might Reblog this in my own Blog I'm kinda feeling guilty flooding you with this.



Persona's jazzy music is certainly relaxing,especially when you do the social link/confidant stuff. Did you hear the developer of Persona(Atlus)is porting Catherine to PS4 and Vita? It also has the relaxing jazzy music,and you listen to it while your character talks to other people at a diner as they relax after a hard day's work and talk about life in general.

Drakengard 3 is awesome. I like the concept of women using men as their sex slaves.


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#13576167 Dec 20, 2017 at 05:59 AM
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Catherine is one the best storytelling and Story tackling how relationships on men and women a like. I think despite the controversy loving feminists say, it's a must play though.
I admit it's not just a titillation about Katherine McBride or Catherine. I'm glad I've played it. but not glad I've missed the Love is Over Edition. because I was nervous about how the game would be like. Now I'm regretting my choice in life.
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#13576885 Dec 20, 2017 at 08:47 PM
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I've platinumed XBlaze Lost Memories. For people who don't know,it's a prequel to the Blazblue fighting games,but is a visual novel.

I must say it's one of the dullest visual novels I've read. It feels unnecessary and over dramatizes things in an attempt to make it feel like it's a deep story.The game also has dungeon crawling elements,which are done in a 2D top-down viewpoint,and there isn't much depth to the dungeon crawling,there is no enemies to fight,no real puzzles. You're just trying to find memories represented as spheres of light which unlock story elements,and navigating through the fairly linear dungeons.

The only reason I played this game is it is a PS Plus game,and has an easy platinum.

I want to add,there's another visual novel prequel to Blazblue named 'Code Embryo' which actually has an interesting story,with a lot more Sci Fi in it's story,and has somewhat interesting character stories,which show the events leading up to the post apocalyptic event(Black Beast)which killed most of the world's population. Lost Memories is actually a sequel to Code Embryo,but doesn't really expand well on Code Embryo's story,it tries to be a prequel to a prequel,while being a sequel to a prequel,but doesn't really add anything interesting to the story.

Lost Memories does have some beautiful artwork though,such as nice Japanese influenced cities surrounded by beautiful nature,and near beautiful blue water. And there is pool scenes with very busty and curvy women in bikinis.



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#13583096 Dec 27, 2017 at 08:22 AM
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I picked up Adventure of Mana for a cheap price. It's a remake of Final Fantasy Adventure,which was released for the Game Boy is 1991. It's gameplay feels like a mix of Zelda and 16-Bit RPG. I don't know how the controls were in the original version,but the controls for the remake feel very fluid,and the game is very charming. Being released in 1991,it still has some of the 1980's style fantasy in the story presentation and character designs,which I love.




Started playing Psycho-Pass. It's a visual novel,based on the anime. It's story takes place in an authoritarian future, where public sensors scan the mental state of every passing person. Every person's aptitude,psychological condition and stress levels are monitored,and some sort of algorithm is used to determine the potential of someone commiting a crime.

I'm really enjoying Psycho Pass. For anyone who enjoys neo noir style cyberpunk,I strongly recommend it.The story makes you care about the characters,and the story uses mysteries that relate to things such as finding a missing lover,crime-related mysteries that make you think carefully about your decisions,because you will really feel the consequences of your decisions later. The 2 main characters in the Psycho Pass visual novel are actually different to the main characters in the Psycho Pass anime. One of them is a female detective,the other is a male enforcer.

The story does have influences from Minority Report and Blade Runner.but the scenario writing is better than Minority Report,and the game makes you care about the characters more so than in Minority Report.

I don't want to say too much about this game,because I don't want to give away spoilers,but if you can handle a visual novel and like noir cyberpunk,you should give this game a try.





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#13589599 Jan 02, 2018 at 08:52 AM
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Platinumed Steins Gate 0. It's a sequel to the original,and I must say I found it a bit dull. The story focuses more on drama,and is less science-driven than the original. I love the original because if focuses heavily on Quantum physics,while still having a thrilling story,and making you care about the characters.

Even though the plat can be earned in 1 hour,it felt like 50 hours because the trophy guides are vague,and 3 different guides show 3 different ways of getting the plat and I kept messing up somewhere,but I somehow got the plat when I was about to give up. Some of the trophy requirements are very annoying and misleading.



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#13600730 Jan 10, 2018 at 07:17 AM
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Ok. Seriously. I need to renew my Thai ID card AGAIN,because I was registered as living at my ex girlfriend's condo. My ex girlfriend sold her condo,which means my ID card becomes void,because I am no longer a resident at that property. I have to transfer to a new residential address,but because I didn't transfer before she sold her property,my identity has been transferred to some government building,and I need to bring Thai people with me to confirm who I am. The government building is far from where any of my friends are,like a 2 hour trip.

The stupid thing is,even though I own properties of my own,I can't just transfer to them,because my identity has been taken to the government building. I still have a Thai ID card,Thai passport,Thai certificate, properties in Thailand,bank accounts in Thailand, my fingerprints are on the damn government system,but this is not enough... I have to find people who will travel 2 hours with me to some stupid government building,and it will probably take another 2 hours for them to esatblish who I am,and allow me to transfer my identity to my own properties.

I am in Australia now,and I got one of my Thai friends to call the government office in Thailand and ask them what exactly do I need to do,and she said the government officer just complained how I was supposed to transfer before my ex girlfriend sold the house... Oh geez,so fuckin helpful. Then he said I need to come to that government building and explain why I am away from Thailand for so long...

I've asked some of my friends to go with me to the government building to identify me,but many of them are busy with work or they said ''it's too hard''. I told them I will pay them(more than what an average daily pay for a Thai person is),but some of my friends have said ''This problem cannot be fixed'' or ''You should give up'',but some of my friends said they will try to help me,but are negative about the situation,and understandly so since Thailand has ridiculous bureaucracy.

And to add to the stress.some of my Thai friends said ''you are not 100% Thai'' , and I said yeah,and ''many Thai are genetically Khmer,Lao,Chinese etc'', and then they reply with snarky ''but you weren't born in Thailand'', and I told them ,neither was the recent king who died,or neither were some of Thailand's former prime minisers, then they said ''but they have 2 Thai parents'' (even though many Thai people are half Chinese or half Lao).

I spoke to one of my Thai friends,he's a decent person,he said he wants to help me but he lives in Sweden. He admitted what I've always said ,it's simply because I don't look Asian I'm goling to have many problems. He said if I look Asian,I could probably go to the government building alone and they would reestablish my identity and let me transfer,but having European features means they will try to use every technicality against me.

I've mentioned to you guys before back in 2012,when I was at a government building,I wanted to renew my Thai ID card,and the boss stamped and signed my papers to say I could renew my ID card,but one of the office workers(his job was to take photos for the ID card),refused to do it. He said ''You are not Thai''. I explained to him I have all the documentation,and my finger prints are on the system. He just repeated,''No,you are not Thai,you need to bring your Thai relatives here''. I got angry and started yelling, but one of the other officers calmed me down,and she told me she will speak to the boss for me,and the boss came out and told him to take the damn photo. This piece of shit thought it was his right to override the boss's decision and ignore the Thai law,simply because a caucasian looking person has Thai nationality.

It's bad enough dealing with stupid government laws,but then my own friends won't help me by saying it's too hard or ''you're not really Thai''.


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