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I wasn't good enough at encouraging people to be kinder, and removing people who refuse to be kind. Encouraging people is hard, and removing people creates conflict, and I hate conflict... so that's why I wasn't better at it.

I was a very, very sensitive teen. The atmosphere of this forum as it is now, if it had existed in 1996, would probably have upset me far more than it would have helped.

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Super Mario Odyssey
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RE: Super Mario Odyssey

my super nerd cousin in law won some giveaway. he follows all the clubs and social medias. not sure which one gave it away.

also I actually got 100% complete in GTA 3 & VC. never in LoZ:TP though. but i really like exploring and just goofing off.

I feel like GTA was the real spiritual successor to LoZ, but it wasnt until BotW that LoZ finally returned to ITS roots.

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RE: Super Mario Odyssey

(06-18-2017 06:48 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  I feel like GTA was the real spiritual successor to LoZ

Hope no Nintendo employees read this, they'd rightfully cry
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Egoraptors analysis of Zelda is something I've watched and listened to over and over again. I love that video

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(06-18-2017 06:55 PM)the Analogist Wrote:  Egoraptors analysis of Zelda is something I've watched and listened to over and over again. I love that video

Stories are to be enjoyed, not to be analysed.
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everything is meant to be analyzed.

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let us begin by analysing jop's seemingly contrarian for the sake of being contrarian posts
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i think he's just an extreme example of a certain type of nerd. i met older more seasoned nerds of this type at college. Jop is merely an example of their younger less informed state. Not stupid per se, just building understanding mostly from scratch if he doesnt find other people's opinions to make sense right away. this while asserting his current understanding as if it is the most reasonable or informed, sort of a quirky way of soliciting feedback without directly soliciting it. its like my definition of the Art of Conversation, Jop is at least putting something forward and in that way he opens himself and his ideas up for refinement. whether he takes advantage of it or not is a different story, but at the very least he's halfway there.

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I don't mean to have a problem with Jop. I don't think he's contrarian for the sake of being contrarian.

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