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MrKingOfNegativity

aka Captain Trips

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  • I live in a world of stories nobody cares about.
  • I was born on January 21
  • My occupation is completely lame. (I do art on the side though, which is nowhere near as lame.)
  • I am missing a shoe...
Welcome

I don't got anything creative to say here.

If you see a thread I might be interested in, or just wanna get my attention for whatever reason, this is the place to go. Yeah.

P.S.: That there music you're hearing is "Iesus Nazarenus Servus Mei" by The Project Hate MCMXCIX. A pointlessly long name for sure, but you can find the song here.

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  • So Alucard's intengebility? Is that just like once he's been wreacked he's just intengeble now?

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  • Re doing a match but with different battle conditions

    As a discussion moderator, I was wondering if you could help provide an answer to the question I provided in the linked thread on the Q&A board. I was wondering if after a match between two characters gets done and the results are added, another match done with the same characters but under different battle conditions can also be added. Can different outcomes from different battle conditions be added (examples: One where speed is equalized and one where it isn't or one where they have no prep and one where they do have prep)? Crimson Azoth has posted but I don't think they fully understood my question since they went on about Standard Battle Assumptions, so I explained it better in the post below theirs. I am just curious because I haven't seen that anywhere on here nor do any guidelines answer that.

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  • Whenever you get the chance could you give some input on this thread discussing a character getting some resistances added to his page.

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  • Good evening

    I'm interested in your opinion about a potential fight between Walter and Snape.

    I know, I know, Walter has already defeated Voldemort, who is >>> Snape, but I do not actually believe skill and power actually compare to a magical fight of that type.

    Don't get me wrong, I know these are importante. But their personalities are so different, and their fighting styles are differente accordingly. Snape would most likely pull some things Voldemort would not.

    Anyway, I hope you do have some opinion about this.

    Always nice talking with you, King

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  • Who is that? She's hawt.

    Also, may want to see this lol https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:2808994?useskin=oasis

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    • Mind explaining why?

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    • Well, for starters, she's an example of a "strong female" who doesn't come across as that being her entire character.

      Original era Lady Death has probably the most interesting narrative out of any of the "bad girl" archetypes to come out of the 90s comic industry imo. She has a lot of character development (although it kind of meanders during certain arcs), and many elements of her story are really compelling. She also shows plenty of times that she's no damsel in distress and can kick ass for herself.

      She's also really powerful. Even before all of her amps she gets in the series, she does things like blasting away entire storms, killing fallen angels (which, btw, angels have Star level feats at the very least) and surviving hellfire. (Which is hot enough to incinerate the aforementioned angels) Then she starts getting new weapons that grant her more powers and better stats and things just get crazier from there.

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  • A Goldfish fights for its life

    You took part in the content revision of The Authority, so I was wondering if you could weigh in on this match I made with him. You might not be that familiar with him, but any help is still help.

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  • MrKingOfNegativity wrote:

    Having said all of that...I know absolutely nothing about Reinhard as a character, because my one trip into the Masadaverse ended with me losing interest pretty early on. So I can't accurately judge whether or not he's better at what he does than Dio is.

    I'm curious, what made you lose interest?

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    • I knew this was coming...

      I simply didn't find it to my taste. I found the style of writing to be more than a little overly-romantic and flowery, and the series itself-- from what I sat through-- generally struck me as yet another shonen-type series in all but name. The MC in particular (Ren) is another "high-school student starting out with a normal life who suddenly finds himself thrust into X supernatural thing" character, which is a real pet-peeve of mine when it comes to manga/anime/etc. stereotypes.

      Bear in mind that my opinion is subject to change if I ever decide to revisit DI, or any of the other Masada VNs. But I don't have much desire to go back for seconds, not at the moment.

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    • MrKingOfNegativity wrote:
      I knew this was coming...

      I simply didn't find it to my taste. I found the style of writing to be more than a little overly-romantic and flowery, and the series itself-- from what I sat through-- generally struck me as yet another shonen-type series in all but name. The MC in particular (Ren) is another "high-school student starting out with a normal life who suddenly finds himself thrust into X supernatural thing" character, which is a real pet-peeve of mine when it comes to manga/anime/etc. stereotypes.

      Bear in mind that my opinion is subject to change if I ever decide to revisit DI, or any of the other Masada VNs. But I don't have much desire to go back for seconds, not at the moment.

      Thou hast spoken great heresy, and thou must repent for his sins 

      But to take things seriously...

      When it comes to the style of writing - it shifts between characters and moments.

      For people like Reinhard, and Mercurius especially - it is very grandiose and philosophical.  While for characters like Machina and Eleonore, it is very blunt and matter of fact. For ones like Wilhelm and Schriber, it is sporadic and multi-faceted. And for characters like Ren and Kasumi, it is very grounded with a relatable sense of reality.

      I myself found the prologue and the first few chapters to be kind of confusing on my first run through of it - since it was characters with a flowery taste of language talking about concepts and events that I at the time didn't know about. However Ren soon became a godsend since he was as clueless as me, and when things were explained to him in a simplified manner - all of the stuff I found confusing just sort of "clicked" into place.


      Now when it comes to Shonen clichés. That was actually completely intentional. It in truth is one of the things that, in my opinion, elevates Dies Irae to brilliance - is that is fully aware of what the clichés are, and specifically uses them so it can both mold and rework such clichés through new and inventive outlooks - to turn them on their heads.

      I mean, Mercurius - the current God of creation in the events of Dies Irae. Who, as a god, acts as a sort puppeteer for the events of the plot, even states this outright. 

      "Come, gather and bear witness to my opera, now in the making. Its script is the height of cliché, I am forced to admit. And yet its actors are of the finest fold; beyond exquisite. Thus, I believe you will find it enthralling."


      I can't blame you for your opinions on anything, so there is no need to worry over any of that. I'd love it if you did find enjoyment in the verse, it would open up far more discussion between you and me which I personally wouldn't mind at all - but it is fine if you don't.

      Well anyway, if you ever do revisit Dies Irae, or maybe another of Masada's works if they are translated by that time, and you would like someone to talk about things with or to further elaborate on anything - I'll be your guy.

      I mean, just ask Cal for proof of that. 


      Anyway, talk to you later.

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    • Well, I suppose that explains some of why the first few segments are so off-putting for me. It definitely does feel like a lot gets dumped on you within the first few chapters, which doesn't really alleviate the fact that a lot of what I mentioned was a thing since the beginning. But, whatever.

      Thanks for the insight. I'll bear you in mind if I ever decide to look into it again.

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    • MrKingOfNegativity wrote:
      Well, I suppose that explains some of why the first few segments are so off-putting for me. It definitely does feel like a lot gets dumped on you within the first few chapters, which doesn't really alleviate the fact that a lot of what I mentioned was a thing since the beginning. But, whatever.

      Thanks for the insight. I'll bear you in mind if I ever decide to look into it again.

      You're welcome.

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  • Since you are the expert on the guy, I am curious to know.

    Do you think John Taylor can beat Cain?

    Come here and debate!

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  • You seem like you know alot about MK, can you give some input on my suggestion for Raidude having resistance to death manip?

    https://vsbattles.fandom.com/wiki/Thread:2601924#342

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  • My attention span on chat is pretty bad....

    Why can't you ask others on "That"

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    • I don't trust anyone to keep their mouth shut.

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    • Btw, I made another thing.

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    • I think now is a good time to mention it

      I may miss Scorpions old VA, but DAMN does Kevin Conroy nail Scorpion

      I'm also really found if Scorpions dialogue in 11, his family has been avenged, his clan is coming back together, and he made peace with Sub Zero. He has no reason to be angry anymore and he's much more calm and proffesional, yet still badass and intimidating.

      If his character growth building up from 9 shows itself more in 11, I think we're in for a good time

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    • He does, yeah. I'm bummed about Patrick Seitz too, but I definitely never expected Conroy to do a shitty job voicing any character.

      I just hope his story stays as good as it's been for the last few games or so. Gripes about certain New Timeline characters' portrayals aside, Hanzo is one of the few who really has been on a good trend as far as his narrative is concerned.

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