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  1. New year

    I have not died yet and my mental health has improved I believe my year is starting well
  2. Beastars licensed

    Manga publisher Viz Media announced that they're going to be publishing the manga "Beastars" in the West! For those who don't know, Beastars is a slice of life/drama furry manga. Rather than say what its about myself, here's a synopsis courtesy of MAL: "In a world populated by anthropomorphic animals, herbivores and carnivores coexist with each other. For the adolescences of Cherryton Academy, school life is filled with hope, romance, distrust, and uneasiness. The main character is Regoshi the wolf, a member of the drama club. Despite his menacing appearance, he has a very gentle heart. Throughout most of his life, he has always been an object of fear and hatred by other animals, and he's been quite accustomed to that lifestyle. But soon, he finds himself becoming more involved with his fellow classmates who have their own share of insecurities and finds his life in school changing slowly." While I've not read it myself, its got some really hilarious writing and the characters are genuinely well written and entertaining. Well worth a read! Here's a cover to get a taste for the art: Source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-11-17/viz-media-licenses-my-hero-academia-smash-komi-cant-communicate-beastars-manga/.139608
  3. How do we revive dead gay forums

    Yeah but a group of like 50 people can be easily demolished with a couple major events
  4. Its Thanksgiving!

    The holiday that is inferior to Christmas! Really though happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you're enjoying your Turkey Day! What are y'all doing for your Turkey Day anyways? Eating any good food? Visiting with family? Or maybe getting ready for some rad Black Friday sales? My mom made oyster dressing and that's all I need to be in eternal bliss.
  5. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    ngl part of the reason I'm posting more again is to take advantage of this slightly increased activity to try and help jumpstart this place back up
  6. Its Thanksgiving!

    Small Thanksgivings are the best. Feels more personal like everyone really cherishes each other's company rather than just being there because they're family. My Thanksgiving was nice although I'm sad I didn't get to participate in any Black Friday deals. I saw a cheap as hell PS4 that called my name but I had to ignore it. how could you do this Thanksgiving without dessert is like a marriage without love. Yeah you can have it but its gonna suck.
  7. How do we revive dead gay forums

    Porn doesn't create discussion though. At best it just gets "wow this is hot"
  8. I'm becoming more and more distrustful and afraid of other furries and I don't really know how to handle it.

    I just feel more and more dreadful over time seeing the way other people interact with each other. I don't feel safe.

    1. Imperial Impact
    2. Battlechili


      Twitter drama

      People making callouts over other's art interests and the stuff they draw on Twitter harassing each other

    3. Imperial Impact

      Imperial Impact

      People from here?

  9. I Am Bored and I am Here

    Welcome! Hope you enjoy your stay! (Again) Cute cat avatar
  10. How do we revive dead gay forums

    This place has always REALLY needed advertising. Someone or some way to tell others about the place. The Twitter account for example I think was supposed to help with this but it has been inactive. Also what Zara said. People are attracted by posts. If there are people posting legitimate things, people will post in return.
  11. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    >Pastry makes an appearance
  12. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    At the risk of double posting, I feel a bit out of place in some of the private Discords myself; despite forming some friendships here and on FAF, I don't feel like I ever became super close to anyone like a lot of other former users here have with each other. It makes me a tad worried and sad because I fear like once this place kicks the bucket and everyone has moved on, I'll still be around all alone. There'll be new people I can meet on other forums of course like FAF once again, but it feels weird being surrounded by new users where others have moved on.
  13. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    Its as Umbra says; most everyone ran off to Twitter or two their own private Discords. Some just stopped interacting with the fandom altogether. There was too much drama here between people who just didn't get along and they gave up trying to interact with each other. Plus some like Discord and Twitter better since groups of friends can choose to only interact with each other and never see the posts of people they don't like. I'm still here because I'm a nerd who likes forums. But there's little use in posting if there aren't enough people to respond, right? So I don't post here much. I'm not leaving though. I'm more active on FAF though if any of you ever return to that place.
  14. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    I'm unfortunately away from home at college so I haven't been able to keep track of him these past couple months. I asked my parents for some pictures and info though and they said he's a lot better than he used to be as most of his baby teeth are gone but he still can cause some trouble from time to time. He hasn't *completely* broken of his biting habit. But boy Is he cute
  15. Zaush in some hot water again

    >this was revived why tho I want to forget Do we actually know this happened? I've heard of the accusations occurring but was there ever any confirmation of them?
  16. Yakuza

    Has anyone played the Yakuza series? With the release of Yakuza 0 on PC and Yakuza Kiwami on the way (and Yakuza Kiwami 2 just having come out on PS4), I've decided to start getting into the Yakuza series and its surprisingly great! For the uninformed, the Yakuza series is a series of 3D beat-em-ups developed and published by SEGA taking place in Japan where you play as members of the Yakuza and get mixed up in crime-related stories in between punching people in the face and doing karaoke. "W-w-wait, karaoke?" you might ask. Yes! But not just karaoke. In between punching and kicking people in the face and throwing them out of buildings and all other sorts of combat shenanigans, you can also explore the city of Tokyo and participate in all sorts of different side-games. Karaoke, playing arcade games, watching JAV videos, bowling, playing Shogi, etc. The games give you plenty to do on the side in the city of Tokyo. Has anyone played these games? They're pretty awesome and extremely err...manly. They also have really good music!
  17. Super Smash Bros.

    Are you the one that made us suffer another Fire Emblem character? :^)
  18. How do I delete my Account?

    I guess you'll have to wait until a mod posts. I'm sorry to hear you're leaving considering you didn't post much, but I guess I kinda understand with how slow this forum is. Not many posts here these days. I can't really help you since to my knowledge there's no way to do so, but I just wanted to say that your avatar is cute! Before you leave, would you mind mentioning the artist? ._.
  19. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    @GamedogSince you've been revisiting, and since you know more about animal care than any person I know, do you have any suggestions on how I might get a chihuahua puppy to stop chewing on things he isn't supposed to? I recently got a new chihuahua puppy and he's had a habit on chewing on almost anything, and he likes to bite people's ears and fingers. He'll also chew on pants, clothes, well...anything really. Do you know what I could do to break him of this habit? We got some toys for him and while he does play with them and chew on them, they don't always suffice.
  20. Every week or so there's someone complaining about some asset flip meme game being uploaded onto the Steam store. And every time it happens, a bunch of people start yelling at Valve for them to curate their store. Let me give a few examples of some of the random awful games on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/791750/President_Trump_The_Way_In_Uganda/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/743110/Shit_Storm/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/712810/Fallen_Times/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/585780/Miner_Ultra_Adventures/ http://store.steampowered.com/app/512430/Make_America_Great_Again/ People want Valve to disallow and remove terrible games like these from being on the Steam store. A popular youtuber by the name of Jim Sterling (who I personally find extremely unbearable but that's a discussion for another time) regularly does videos complaining about the various terrible games on Steam, constantly asking for their removal. And people typically agree with these people saying this. And it infuriates me. Now, there's a certain degree of understanding I have with regards to these complaints. Steam is cluttered as a store and that makes exposure to true gems or perhaps just interesting niche's get hidden and thus results in less exposure. From a consumer standpoint, if you use the store to find out about games, this can limit what you know of and keep you from playing what might be good. From a developer/publisher standpoint, this may result in receiving less sales in games. Steamspy, a tool for viewing how many people own a particular game, as well as statements from publishers with regards to game releases on Steam, have confirmed this to some degree. That said, the constant complaining about the need for curation is driving me insane. Its bugs me to no end and also scares me a little. I absolutely believe Steam needs to improve, but I don't believe curation itself is the answer. From a personal standpoint, its difficult for me to see any gain from Valve doing such a thing and only seems to threaten what's possibly made available to me. I primarily get my game news from Gematsu, which I visit daily. Otherwise, I hear about games through hear-say and word of mouth on internet forums and the like. Websites like 4chan, Tumblr, and Twitter give me plenty of exposure to games I might not have otherwise noticed. I do not use Steam to find out about games. I see Steam as a store in the way I do most stores; I go into them to get the things I already know I want, and then leave. So a lack of exposure isn't really an issue. And as Steam has a refund system, game reviews, and requires in-game screenshots, and as gameplay videos for games are very easy to find, there are so many protections in place to ensure that one can avoid scams that being scammed isn't even an issue in this regard. Since one doesn't have to buy anything that's put on Steam, and since all these protections are in place, its hard for me to see how any form of curation would benefit me. On the other side of things, there are ways curation can be harmful. I do not believe for one second that Valve is well equipped to properly curate games. Sure, its easy for people to look at games like Deus Ex and the Witcher or even Final Fantasy and say "Yes, this is something that should be on Steam" generally speaking. However, when it comes to niche titles, I'm not so confident. What makes anyone think that, in the hypothetical instance that Valve curates games, they would be able to tell a low effort visual novel from a good one? Or perhaps tell the difference between any other number of highly niche titles. The average person wouldn't see value in the majority of smaller niche games. If a person were to hypothetically look at LiEat, Corpse Party, World End Economica, or perhaps even Criminal Girls, would they actually be able to consider them as games of value? They're games that have the appearance of (or in the case of LiEat, actually are) small RPGMaker games or games with still images, with Criminal Girls looking like something that's just this + waifu pandering for weeb bucks. Its already been done on other websites with stronger curation processes; GOG, another digital distribution site dedicated to releasing games DRM free, rejected the CAVE shmup Mushihimesama on the basis of it looking like a game that they didn't think would be very successful on their platform. CAVE is a renowned developer among fans of shmups, although the actual genre itself is extremely niche. As a result, the game is not available anywhere DRM free. The crime of this and hypocritical nature of it is that GOG hosts a few other shmups on their platform that, according to Steamspy numbers, are significantly less popular and less successful games. For example, the game Raiden Legacy has around 2300 owners on Steam. Mushihimesama? 41000. GOG basically did not have members among their curation staff that actually knew anything about the niche, and as a result could not properly curate their own storefront. So who's to say that Valve can on Steam? This is what scares me. As it currently stands, should curation become a thing, games that I might like and otherwise enjoy might be put into a position where I cannot purcahse them. Steam is such a monopoly in the PC gaming market that some games only exist in the West translated and/or only get ported to PC because of Steam. If curation threatens these games from being on Steam, it could result in games these games no longer being made available to the niche markets interested in them. That's what makes the idea of curation horrifying. I think, if anything, Valve should find a way to simply hide unproven bad games from the eye while still hosting them on the storefront. For example, if some new publisher who has never published a game before comes and puts something on Steam, it shouldn't show up on the front of the store. Perhaps Steam could be split into sections based on proven and unproven publishers and let people who want to go visit the unproven section, find the good games, and wind up getting them popular enough and successful enough to move into the "proven" section. Perhaps this idea has some flaws; the main point is that I think Steam shouldn't curate games out, but simply make bad low effort games not as noticeable so that way those who actually do use Steam to find out about games can still find them. Nonetheless, for the time being, every other week I suffer these complaints and I get scared that one of these days, Valve is going to actually do it. Please. PLEASE Stop complaining about how the storefront is littered with bad games and asking Valve to remove them for your own sensabilities. I don't want Valve to start deciding for me what games I want to play.
  21. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    Imo its the quality of the tiddies that is the problem Why buy those when you can get Senran Kagura or Valkyrie Drive or Moero Chronicle or Gal Gun?
  22. General Chat/Time-Waster Thread

    Discord is a great way to keep up with friends but its not good for public discussion.
  23. Rant: Steam doesn't need quality control

    I talked about visual novels with you. I mentioned Danganronpa, Zero Escape, Steins Gate, Song of Saya, and Fate/Stay Night did I not? While we're at it, you can also throw Occultic;Nine and Punch Line onto that list. The list I gave RTDragon was in response to his "story driven gameplay" statement which is not limited to VNs, hence the mention of JRPGs and other games as my defense of myself saying I take interest in story heavy games. This is why I replied with just VNs to you, but a wider variety to him. I apologize if I misunderstood what he was intending. If that was the case, I'm sorry, however I don't appreciate being told that I don't "appreciate story driven gameplay" or that I was trying to "pad my list". He said story driven gameplay, not specifically story driven visual novels. I realize however that its my bad to bring other games up when the topic at hand involved VNs. And speaking of more VNs, Net High translation when?