Apr. 11th, 2017 11:11 am
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It seems like lj's new TOS broke DW because too many people were rushing here at once or something hahaha.

I'm almost caught back up to where I realized I wasn't taking any screencaps at all in Laura's scenario lol.

I haven't played with Urpina in a couple of days, but I missed out on a bunch of the characters I was planning on having in my final team. I think I may have talked about this already...? So I'm just kinda picking the best from who I do happen to find, and I'm not going to "try" for any characters from here on out. There are just SO many options and so many missable things in this game, which is both good and bad, but I do have a nice team of 9 and am looking for a 'male' mage for the party now, as the only role I don't really have filled. Though I did look through the characters and it seems there's only one even left available, and getting him seems to require some pretty specific choices, so I MIGHT try for him when I get to that turning point, but I'm also not wanting to look at guides much, so...

Also Urpina has like a million endings or something X_X; Leo only had two and it was based solely on your decision just before the end. Urpina's different endings are impacted as early as finishing the little intro chapter of her story it seems.

But I'm really trying not to look at the guide too much lol. I just looked more when I couldn't find the characters in the locations they were supposed to be, and realized I missed out on a lot of stuff.

I might start writing the Laura scenario play diary later today. I have a looootttt to write because I pretty much am going to be done with the entire story except the last couple of adventures lol. I should probably upload the Urpina caps and start on those, too, because it will take forever...

I've been having a hankering to play SaGa 1 or SaGa 2 recently. I want to make play diaries of them eventually, but I don't want to start them right now, so maybe I'll just play through one of them for fun. I've cleared SaGa 1 a few times, but never SaGa 2, though I've gotten pretty far. Or maybe I should play SaGa 3 even though I ... really don't like it that much haha.

I might actually start the TokiMemo play diary this week, too. Especially since I'll probably get my book today. I'm kinda slowing down on the website because I've been feeling burned out and a friend and my therapist recommended I pace myself better and not put too much pressure on myself.

Also, I mentioned that I looked for a job the other day and my therapist was like shocked and seemed hesitant to accept that and was saying more stuff about how I have to do stuff at my own pace.

In one way I still feel kind of... weird/bad/tired about being treated like a "severe" case (IDK if I mentioned this but I was also instructed to take all sharp objects out of my room lololol) but at the same time it's a bit... reassuring/validating that... I'm not just lazy/stupid and I have serious problems that make it difficult for me to find and maintain jobs and complete tasks and maintain interpersonal relationships and stuff.

Oh, Joe was in town this week and we played Catan yesterday and it was fun but a little awkward, and I guess he and his wife got a divorce, but I didn't know, and I asked them if they were planning on having any kids (which I know is an obnoxious question, but we were already talking about kids/pregnancy so it was not like super random?) and then he was like "oh about that" and I felt terrible, but I guess it was a civil parting, they just realized marriage wasn't for them and are still friends and still work/live together? Er, they might not live together anymore, but I think they still work at the same school (idk lmao I don't ask about details on anything so I never know anything).

Anyway, yeah, that was weird, and we talked about Star Trek which is good and now I feel like watching Trek but I don't because I hate watching things and I'm playing like three SaGa games right now and feeling like starting another for fun and starting Tokimemo and like... lol. And I feel like drawing recently, too -- I want to be able to make a coloring book for dens for his birthday, which is over two months away, but making an entire book's worth of drawings could easily take two months or more, so I should get started on it. Probably I should dedicate at least one day a week to it, and I don't want to do it when he's around because I want the contents to be a surprise (though I could easily hide it from him when he's around anyway since it's not like he looks at my computer screen that much and his eyesight is very poor so he hardly can see anything on it anyway, and I can just zoom or minimize when he's near so he can't see what it is... actually I might be more motivated to work on it around him, so... maybe I'll start doing that...)


Apr. 4th, 2017 08:21 am
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So, I'm kinda angry at the world recently and my patterns are all messed up soooo I have like no motivation really lmao. So I don't know if I'll work on the site much this week? Maybe a little. But it's taking forever to get it done now X_X

Anyway, I ended up starting a new game in unsaga even though I was gonna wait until the site was ready buuuutttt oops :) So if I feel up to it I'll write the first entry of Laura's scenario later...

I also have an entry to write for RSG3 that I keep... not doing... for some reason.

Some SaGa announcements:

Romancing SaGa 3 is getting a remaster for PS Vita and mobile, similar to how Romancing SaGa 2 did. With any luck (especially if people buy RSG2!!) we might get a localization of this just like we did with RSG2! Which will mean all SaGa games have at least some form of an official localization (with RSG1 only being in the form of a remake though), except for now Scarlet Grace, too, I guess... XD; Though I'm really hoping they do decide to localize it because it's really great.

Also, Imperial SaGa is getting some new content. Now that the Cube Route was completely finished, I was wondering if they would add content from another game next, and was really hoping it was unsaga... but it seems they're adding SaGa 1 stuff next. :\ Which means they'll probably go through the whole Game Boy trilogy before ever getting to unsaga.

And we still don't have Tiberius lmao.

I also went to the Emperors SaGa site because it's still linked on the imsaga site even though I thought that game was long dead or something, but it seems like it even has some kind of expansion now called Glacies, with new characters and everything. It's probably really old since I've only looked at this site like literally once before and it was over a year ago.

The RSG3 thing was actually announced some time last week. It didn't seem to appear on SaGa's FB page nor on imsaga's home page, and it's not on the SaGa official site (though they like, never update that) sooo idk LOL. But Square-Enix announced it, I guess they just didn't think to inform SaGa fans. Maybe they're waiting to make a little site and stuff for it.

Since they're going to be remastering all the sprites and stuff like they did with RSG2, I'm really hoping that they add mustaches back to the mustache characters on their little battle sprites. The Imperial SaGa sprites do indeed have cute little mustaches, so...

I'm also really hoping they add some of the content that was cut from the original. RSG2 added a new dungeon and stuff, and since RSG3 already had content in the works, it shouldn't be too hard to add it in?

Maybe we'll eventually get remasters of sagafro and unsaga that add all the cut content from those. I could actually see Frontier getting that eventually, or maybe a remake, but unsaga is unlikely lol. Though that would be pretty awesome to finally get that "eighth scenario" and flesh out the other characters and lore some more. Plus any excuse to play more unsaga is good. And if they released it on modern platforms, that would mean unsaga with trophies and achievements which is fantastic.

In non-SaGa news, a tumblr mutual linked me to this thing called Sexy Congress which renewed my interest in the Senate and is even making me like the House now, which is... no bad please don't... like, it's just WAY too much stuff to learn and I hate getting new interests because interests are like all-consuming and I don't want to like... be distracted from SaGa lmaoooo.

But I did find a bunch of new mustache boyfriends, so...

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New York has a lot of lookers XD

Also lol @ my tastes.

And speaking of politicos, I'm kinda mad at Joe right now lol. he's still hot has hell but he's really pissed me off to the point where I might break up with him lmaooo. I'm strongly considering voting against him in the primaries; like, it would not take much for another candidate to seem more appealing right now lmao. And don't get me wrong; I love Joe, and I think he really does want to help Hoosiers, but... he's also ridiculously conservative, and passes off his support for harmful shit as being ~bipartisan~ but it's just him being super conservative hiding under the label of Dems.

Not that I have much regard for either of the US's political parties, and I do think Joe works in my best interest a lot of the time (much more so than someone like Todd Young ever would), I just think a less conservative candidate would be able to do so much better.

Also I still miss Evan Bayh lol. And honestly I liked Dick Lugar, and I even liked Dan Coats. But Todd Young is gross, and Joe is hot and tries but he's nothing compared to Bayh lmao.


I just want to hug all the cute congressppl ok.


I'm hungry but I still haven't been able to go to the grocery :);;;;;;;;; I don't know if I cried about this here yet, but I decided to try going to the grocery with Dens on Friday, which means I'd have to bring the food home from his place on Monday. Getting the food wasn't so bad, though I was pretty anx about it, but then I ended up forgetting it, probably because I wasn't feeling so great as I was leaving.

But that means I had no food for this week at all :) And then my dad said we could go to the store yesterday, but come like 10PM he still was not home and said it would be "later" and I texted him saying I was going to sleep and to wake me up when he wants to go, unless he'd rather go early tomorrow (as in today). And he just said "OK." And he never woke me up so...

I'm at least glad I was able to sleep but uhhh I need food??? I had enough to eat yesterday but today is another story. And it's 930 AM now and he's still asleep so IDK. I want to exercise today since I skipped yesterday because I was feeling super shitty, but I don't want to start now and halfway through my dad wake up and be like OK LETZ GO X_X But I also don't want to sit and put it off all day and him end up being like NVM NOT GOING like... late in the afternoon or something...

Yesterday he gave me some quinoa though that was leftover from someone else's breakfast (idek) and it was so good :O It makes me want to start buying quinoa but it's too expensive lol.

Mar. 25th, 2017 10:37 am
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Was thinking today -- for a long time I said my favorite unsaga character was Thomas but now I like... super super love Grace and Pharr like... probably even more than him? So I was wondering if I just had like... a "tier list" of favorite characters, who all would be in the top tier.

Grace, Pharr, Thomas, Rebecca, Roy, Marie, Fae, Vearst, Anzan, Platy, Josef, Michelle... and if non-player characters count then also Jeanne and Galeos (and uh Joachim LOL)...

I just really love a lot of characters XD Like half the cast is top tier hahaha. Other SaGa games I usually have a smaller top tier. SaGa Frontier is unique in that it probably has the smallest top tier... It would probably just be Emelia, Liza, and Annie. And uh, maybe Asellus. I need to actually play through her scenario. I only ever finished the intro which was pretty cool.

RSG2 doesn't have many either but I also haven't really played it much. Leon, of course, but it's like 90% the hair/mustache. And Koumei for like... the same reasons lol. But most characters in that game are like... generic units, so :\

Anyway, I mostly just wanted to say the unsaga thing, not get into all the rest of this XD Also, here's a survey thing that I stole from Kenny on fb:

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Hello friends.

Sooo I've been working on website and I have a really fast way of doing it now, and all I really have to do is essentially edit the rest of the entries -- all the images and everything are already ready to go, cropped, resized, converted to jpg... it's pretty much just c/p the diary entries and add tags while looking over it. I'm already into Armic's scenario so I'm almost done with unsaga (by 'done' I mean caught up) and then it will just be romasaga3 and sagasca which shouldn't be terribly long.

I think I started giving myself deadlines and stuff like 'I need to finish all this by the weekend' or whatever and the pressure made me kinda fall into depression again. It does not help that Thursday I decided for who knows what reason to look for a job, which is a super overwhelming and stressful thing to me, and by the end of the day I was poking at myself with a box knife saying if I just practice making little cuts I can work up slashing my whole wrist!!! But uh no it's way too scary I can't even like poke myself without freaking out lol.

The weekend was fine and I even did a Scary Thing and was ok (I went to craft store with Dens and it was crowded lol) and then today I have like absolutely no motivation at all and I think it's because I'm putting too much pressure on myself or sth, plus after Thursday I was putting pressure on myself not to be depressed again which... I guess was counterproductive lol. Thanks to Nans for pointing it out though lol. I was def weird on Friday because Dens kept asking me if I was okay, like "ARE YOU SURE YOURE OK" and stuff like... so many times lol. But I think I was just being like, super quiet and having trouble concentrating.

Anyway, after talking it over with Nans I feel a bit more optimistic and I'm going to not pressure myself and just go at my own pace with the website like I was, and talk to my therapist about jobs this week. When I went to my psychologist on Monday last week, he has to like... go over this list of stressors or something, so every time he asks me like... if there have been changes in my living situation, if I'm still happy with Dens, etc. and it ends with "Are you still unemployed?" and "Are you looking for a job?" And it makes me feel so worthless and embarrassed X_X I realize the reason he is asking is because those things are big stressors to people and like he has to monitor that but like... idk I just hate having it like... rubbed in my face? lol. Even though that's not what he's trying to do. I did get a grape lolli though.

I think sicne I've done nothing at all today and it's already 19:00 (and I got up around 9, so like... 10 hours of doing nothing at all) I might just play unsaga, because it's fun and it will kinad feel like progress since it goes toward content for the website. I think if I can resume the pace I was at before, I can actually catch up with all the play diaries by the end of the week, and maybe even start working on the programming tut.

Once I get the first lesson of the programming tut done, I think I'm going to actually pay for hosting and get the website online, and then try to add new content every week. I can easily do the editing and stuff when I'm around Dens, as well as playing games, so I'll probably do a lot of the initial writing while I'm at the apartment during the week, and publish new stuff over the weekend. I'll probably continue to post everything here first, but it will be like a 'rough draft,' and then the edited version will get posted to the website.

I might wait a bit to actually get the website up because -- well, not WAIT but rather it might take a bit longer because I think I'm going to program a thing that finds the most recent entries and everything for a front page, and maybe even program a blog. That probably sounds time-consuming but it actually would be pretty easy. I might create a like submission widget for myself so I can easily add new content without having to go and edit tables with SQL manually every time, but ... it really wouldn't be THAT convenient and I kinda like editing tables anyway. So I might just implement something like that if I really feel like I need it in the future.

Anyway, I've also been thinking about what I'm going to do next in unsaga and in the play diaries in general. I think once I get the website up, I'll finish up Armic and Mikhail scenarios, and then I'll start playing one tokimemo and one SaGa at a time. Three SaGas at a time was a bit... much hahaha. And I'll probably continue on with unsaga unless I get a huge hankering to play something else. Which recently I've really been wanting to play minsaga because I want to see Baldyhad again. And I've also really been wanting to get back into Scarlet Grace because it was really fun the first time and I'm excited to play another game.

But I also super love unsaga and am excited about playing through all seven scenarios and having a finished diary XD

In my next Scarlet Grace game, I'm going to be playing Urpina (that's what the comet gave me XD) and I'm going to try to focus on raising a team of 10 characters -- five guys and five gals. This way I can get the 'use a team of all men/women' bonuses more easily, plus I like having some substitute characters anyway. I think I have a better idea of how to really power up the party this time around so I won't fall behind like I did with Leo's party.

For unsaga, I think I'm going to do a 'no shopping' run with Laura. I considered trying to do the 'true' Weapon Collector's Challenge (no shopping, no repair, no martial panels) but I'm worried it will end up being too hard and turn into a chore to play. So I might just like, do that on my own, but not part of the play diaries.

And then with Judy I think I'm going to do a 'no weapons' run, where you just... can't equip anything in the two weapon slots. Basically the focus will be more on martial arts and magic arts.

I'm actually considering like... maybe some time in the future adding more challenge runs to the play diaries, like... even after clearing all 7 characters, like... just add some more 'bonus' diaries, like if I want to do additional challenge runs. I can't imagine ever getting to a point where I just... don't want to play unsaga anymore?

I was also thinking of what I could do play diaries of besides SaGa and TokiMemo. The other three series in my main five are Harvest Moon, Mega Man, and Ys.

Harvest Moon... I think I could figure out a way to do a play diary of that, I think. I think more just making a diary of entire play sessions, rather than trying to like... make a day-by-day diary would be better. I might actually make the day-by-day diary just like... little notes of what I did each day, but as like... extra content?? I was even thinking of like... hand-writing it with little doodles to make it cute.

Mega Man is lol. It's not really... that kind of game. But before ever starting the play diary thing, I was planning on trying to do (segmented) no-damage runs of all the Mega Man games. So I could make a play diary about that specifically? That seems kinda fun. Because just clearing one stage takes a long time for that. And I could fill the entries with all kinds of Mega Man infodumping and roboperving XD

Ys... IDK. I guess when I think about it, they wouldn't make for bad play diaries, but at the same time, the game is 90% about the action. It's like Mega Man with more story lmao. So IDK what I'd do with those. Of my top 5 Ys is like... probably my least favorite hahaha. I mean it's still top 5 though.

I also kind of want to start doing more videos again... I'm considering when I do the Harvest Moon play diaries to like... also make videos of them as I do them? It will also help me like... remember what I did in the game to make the diaries lolol. Oh, that would be like... super cute if I like... recorded each day as its own thing and then like... recorded myself drawing the little diary part XD Actually that's a super cute idea... I hope I can remember it.

I was also considering doing play diaries of like... games similar to the top 5 in some way, like Bionic Commando which is a lot like Mega Man, and The Last Remnant which is a lot like SaGa, stuff like that. Shepherd's Crossing. And just anything I really feel like I'd like to make a play diary about. But I want to focus on the top 5, and especially SaGa and Tokimemo XD

And then I also thought of doing a like play diary series where I like... do something like... play every single NES game ever LOL. And like write about my experience with each. And I'd try to play them all to completion XD That would be fun.

Anyway, these are just like... ideas lmao. For now I'm just going to work on getting the site up, finishing unsaga, starting tokimemo, and getting back to the programming tuts.

Well, writing this made me feel a bit more motivated. I'mma go play a bit of Armic's scenario now though. Prol won't be enough to write an entry because I'm just going to be doing random already-written-about subadventures.

Oh I just remembered I need to like... do the Innocent Life diary too. LOLOL. Well, I might not include that in the launch of the website hahaha.

Dec. 19th, 2016 11:36 pm
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Sooo I had a really good soup today. Dens made soup and it was really good. Potato soup. So good.

Also I have kinda stopped playing Pokémon for a bit because I'm letting a bunch of Alakazams level up idly in the Pelago and I don't really have anything else to do for now, til I can use them to synchro-catch some pokes lol.

I actually played unsaga lolol. Which I guess you can tell because the previous entry was an update to the play diary.

SaGa SCARLET GRACE is coming soon! It came out on the 15th. I'm just waiting for my shipment.

I'm anxious about upcoming holiday stuff. I hate our family xmas thing. It's not really that terrible it's just very long and boring and uncomfortable. My dad likes to stay until like 4AM and crap. And we get there at like noon. So we're there for so long... and I'm always so tired mentally and physically by like... 5PM lol.

And like we used to go to our grandparents' house but they're not really healthy enough to host it anymore, so we go to my cousin's house, and normally at our grandparents' house, everyone is split between two rooms because there's not really a lot of room.

But like... at my cousin's house last year she like... put a bunch of chairs in her living room (which is huge wtf) in a circle and said we had to sit there and talk to each other like a normal family and was like really demanding about it lol. And like wouldn't let people use their phones and stuff??? Of course I always bring my laptop (no joke I like bring a whole setup, my surround sound headset and a controller and mouse and all kinds of stuff LOLOL) and like set up on the stairwell where no one goes and like... play games the whole time and try to not listen to anyone because everyone just spews all kind of racist/misogynist/etc. bullshit the whole time, expecting me to agree and I do not want to fight these people lol.

Anyway, the stupid chair thing was a disaster because most people didn't want to sit in their stupid circle and so a bunch of people were just like... wandering around and standing in the kitchen. And there was nowhere to put my computer lol. And so I just went outside and froze.

I'm not really sure why I go. I feel bad about the idea of not going. And I know they will be mad if I don't go. But what I don't understand is why I care because I don't care if they're mad at me and the only time I see them is at this xmas thing so if I didn't go I wouldn't have to deal with them being mad or whatever anyway???

But I think I feel bad because even though my dad pretends like he doesn't care about stuff, I think he would be sad if I didn't go. And I genuinely care about how my dad feels and don't want him to be sad. He suffers enough because of me lol x_x;

But yeah then after that I will come to Dens and stay for an extended time, through New Year's. And at some point I have to get all my taxes ready because I need to file them like ASAP to avoid complications with paying self-employment taxes (I think I have to file by Jan 2, but you can't start filing until like Jan 1 ?!?!? So I need to get it done so I can just FILE on Jan 1, but I can't access some stuff I need to file til Jan 1 and YEAH TAX SYSTEM IS DUMB)

I would just say taxes are stupid but as a socialist I love taxes but as a communist I hate taxes and I am a very confused person.

Anyway I am thinking after I finish this Mythe run of UN:Saga, I may do a run of a different game instead of another UN:Saga run lol. And then come back to it. But maybe I can do play diaries of all SaGa games XD Like maybe do a RSG3 or Minstrel Song play. But I think I already talked about this here actually. But yeah IDK.

Sep. 15th, 2016 12:32 pm
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All the SCARLET GRACE hype and the fact that I've been talking about UNSaga a little bit both on Tumblr and GameFAQs, I kind of want to drop Innocent Life (I can't find an answer about the completion thing so I am starting to think I'll have to restart if I want to 100% it anyway) and Setsuna (this was pretty much already dropped because I haven't played it in a long time XD) and play through unsaga or minsaga or something? I have kinda been having hankerings to play one of them recently anyway but now I realllllyyyyy wanna play.

I also realized last night while playing Dragon Age that it is not a great game to play when I have too much to think about or too tired because it's too hard to RP Isky. I was just kind of clicking whatever and Isky did some stuff I don't think he would really do XD But Isky is also tired and confused and there's quite a sense of urgency so maybe that's also why he did it XD

I don't really have any of my old save data, so I'd have to start completely new games in each minsaga or unsaga. I mean, I would be starting a new game anyway, but I mean I won't be able to use my clear data. I still have never cleared all characters with clear data in either >_>

In minsaga, you get just a little bonus scene for doing it, but also there are a lot of important bonuses for continued clear data usage, importantly increased jewels rewards XD Building your clout over multiple games is nice, too. With unsaga, there's not really much reward between plays... your market rank is kept between plays, but I kind of like starting with a low market rank? Having mostly expensive items available from the start is kind of useless, since you don't get money any faster, plus there are some cheap items that are nice to collect up early like copse and mullock, since you can use them in blacksmithing. You do get a cute bonus credits roll for clearing all characters with clear data, though.

I think if I did unsaga, since I always start with Laura when I'm going to 'play them all!' again (which I never end up finishing more than like 4 characters XD) I might start with someone I haven't finished like Ruby or Mythe, and do a no-shopping run. This will keep the market rank at minimum XD Plus it's a really fun challenge... I've done a LLG and a SCC, and I don't know if there's anything else really challenging I can do besides no shopping (shopping is a huge deal in this game XD). No shopping and no smithing would be REALLY interesting, but perhaps a bit too boring since you'd probably just end up doing nothing but martial arts. I've considered doing no repairing, which seems significantly more interesting, because you can still use materials and weapons you found to make other things... though you can kind of circumvent this by just creating new weapons twice in a row (not going to explain this lol). Perhaps not being able to use weapons as the base ingredient would be a good rule? That seems to prevent you from repairing AND from cheesing it by using the broken weapon as a material to essentially recreate the original weapon. This would also allow Damascus, though. But I think that would be okay since getting Damascus without shopping is going to be pretty tough. I'd have no save-scumming, too. Actually, now I really wanna do that XD So I might start unsaga soon... XD

Oh, though you still have the whole OP martial arts thing. Maybe also ban martial XD;;; Or at least martial panels. Actually, that sounds good. You can use martial, just not the panels. You'd at least have basic Throw, but it would be way less OP than the high-level throws, and you wouldn't have access to Sinker and stuff, so you'd have to use staffs more...

I really wanted to do an all-characters run where each play was a challenge run (except the last one), but I already started that and now don't have the data anymore X_X;;; And I did SCC and LLG for Laura and Judy respectively, and was pretty far into a no-shopping with Ruby, too... I don't want to redo SCC or LLG because the final bosses were pretty much just replaying 100s of times until I scraped by the RNG. It's not something you can just do to win with a bad setup (if your characters are bad you cannot win) but both of those runs put me in a situation where I pretty much had to get the RNG planets to align in order to win.

Minsaga I have no plans for challenge runs as of yet; it's fun enough for now just playing regularly. Maybe because the only character I've ever cleared is Albert (albeit like 4 times or something now because I always feel like I want to start the whole clear-all-characters from the beginning every time I play, and I always feel like I have to start with Albert lolol)

Speaking of SaGa and challenge runs, even though it's not SaGa, I really want to do another run through LegLeg limited to using only Staff, Martial, and Charms... I actually started one but I had just finished two runs and got kinda burned out.

Or maybe I should play The Last Remnant XD But I think I really feel like playing unsaga? I also thought of playing SaGa 2 but honestly as much as I love that game in theory, I just can't get through it? It's way too tedious. I used to think I liked it better than SaGa 1 but I can play SaGa 1 multiple times through but I've never finished SaGa 2 even once... It's not as bad as SG3 though XD


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