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pokemon lore, a thought we had 

we were thinking about the "pokemon battles are a sport and everyone is just having a good time" interpretation the other day

and realized

when a Pokemon faints, they are just dramatically falling over in defeat like an actor hamming it up in a show

that's freaking adorable

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I mean it's not like I didn't do a little acting as a kid or a lot of acting my own writing now. I know a pro is going to be more professional, but part of even WRITING a script is leaving room for interpretation so the actor can own the role. Acting is collaborative.

As much as gifting a huge break to new talent is great, I don't think it's fully honest to overlook the other possible reasons (not least job security elsewhere) in explaining the changes.

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The changes are significant enough that some of them are effectively new characters. Barret is much less comedic off the bat. Someone who could believably run a terror cell, and is a very different kind of protective of Marlene.

The original voice cast would have been expected to start over completely on characters they helped build. The Japanese voice cast was NOT recast, but that may be very different because of culture differences. I don't know; I'm not an expert. But I would find it hard.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Producer On Recasting Voice Actors | CBR

There's an interesting conversation to be had here, actually.

When you look at the original English voice cast, almost all of them are doing something else right now, mostly face roles, which pay better. I'm not saying they wouldn't appreciate the offer, but getting a new cast in, some their first major role, is ushering in new talent, and that's good, too. Never mind that they're doing fantastic.

Life (?) 

And yet I don't have any better ideas. Like who needs 3 PS3s, 3 PS4s, 3 HDTVs, and 2 CRTs? Maybe the CRTs make sense for retro consoles. I have 2 that need a better spot.

But unless I make enough friends to entertain and somehow get into multiplayer games, it doesn't make sense to have that many systems.

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Mom suggested I make my brother's old room into a game room. But I already have my room and the living room. I only really use my room. Maybe the living room a little, but that was mostly for the other people who lived here and don't anymore. I don't actually have need of a game room. Also my brother hasn't taken his stuff out. It's just half-packed and strewn all over despite him having his own house now. The basement is much more cleaned out despite that person only having an apartment

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These last couple days have been a trip.

My mom helped me empty my desk and apartment. I'm working closer to home full-time now. But I was in that apartment for longer than most at the facility. Like 7 (8?) years. Almost as long as I've been at this job.

I built it out over that time. Game systems. Decorations. A TV. And I took an older CRT TV the prior owner had left.

I have a full room's worth of stuff in my basement now. Stuff that exists because I had a second space that was mine.

Limestone chalk under the electron microscope: composed almost entirely of the tiny skeletons of ancient ocean-dwelling organisms

link to Anti-Defamation League hate symbols database, :BoostOK:

This is one of those links I think everyone ought to have, because if you can see a fuckhead coming you can take a much wider variety of steps to ensure the safety of yourself and your community.

Share as widely as you like, I'm turning notifications off.

"But why?" he asked, confusion filling his bloodshot eyes, "no one's ever helped me like this."

"I learned long ago," the time traveller smiled, her words radiating warmth and confidence, "if no one helps you–"

"–always help yourself," he finished.

She brushed back her hair to show a birthmark on her neck.

A genuine smile lit up his face for the first time in years as he touched the same birthmark on his own neck. The future had never looked brighter.

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

The figure appeared in a swirl of mist and light, dressed in gold jewellery and fine silks. "Thank you, mortal," they said with a voice like honey and storm clouds, "for freeing me, I am sworn to grant your wishes."

"What? Who are you?"

"I am a djinn," they said, "the spirit in the bottle."

"Oh," she frowned, "I thought I was buying gin!"

They shrugged. "You could wish for some gin?"

"Care to join me for some? I was also wishing I had some company."

#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

Mozilla Starts Petition to Oppose the EARN IT Act ⛔

In March of this year, the U.S. Senate introduced a bill called the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Internet Technologies Act (EARN IT Act).

#Encryption #Mozilla #EARNIT

German police have raided and taken DDoSecrets servers, hosting the
They were also banned from Twitter (unlike Wikileaks that is still there)

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, Goombella often has special tattle messages for NPCs in extraordinary circumstances. However, sometimes she does not; here, when Shellshock eats the poisoned cake in Chapter 3, Goombella says he "seems to be totally on top of his game".

The sorcerer's apprentice woke from his trance.
"What did you see?" said the sorcerer.
"I saw me, in all timelines where I'm me."
"All are better off than me."
"How does that make you feel?"
The apprentice thought. "Both resentful and relieved."
"That's why I took you in."

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