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Joaru ([personal profile] radiuju) wrote on November 15th, 2015 at 02:49 pm
pursuing my true self
 I finished the story mode and unlocked all the songs in P4DAN after clocking around 10 hours in game? It really is pretty short. I only have one King Crazy for ONE song in Easy mode, though. So no, I haven't gotten good at this game, so I will clock in more hours before I buy the extra songs on PS Store. 8')

My overall view of the game is really good. I think ATLUS really knows how to please their fans, judging from the amount of fanservice they provided in this game (it's the really good kind of service). P4DAN has the whole package -- solid plot (for a rhythm game, it definitely exceeds expectations), great visuals and animations, and of course, great sounds. It's amazing.

I am already fond of the scoring in Persona 4, so it didn't surprise me that I liked all the remixes too! But honestly, even my friend who doesn't play many games said that the songs are great. :D

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About the tragedy in Paris recently -- it caused quite a lot of arguments recently, and I felt that people were missing the point. I will talk about my personal opinion on it here, so I'm keeping it under the cut.

When I read about the tragedy in Paris, I also read news on the bombings in Beirut, Lebanon and Baghdad, Iraq. I found it pretty baffling that a lot of people already started spewing the hashtag Pray for Paris on social media, but nothing about Beirut and Baghdad. Trying to see it positively, I assumed that perhaps people have not heard about the other two, since that time the hostage situation in Paris was still ongoing. I left it at that.

And then, today, FB asked people to change their profile picture to the French flag to express our sympathy towards people in Paris. That really irked me, especially because people started flaming those who asked others to "pray not only for Paris".

I felt that people were (rather comically, actually) missing the point. Nobody asked anyone to stop caring about Paris. What people were trying to bring up is to expand your scale of caring into some other places that suffered as much, or even more. If you didn't know about the tragedy in Beirut and Baghdad because it didn't get much exposure, then nobody is blaming you, but now that you know -- why pray only for Paris?

In the first place it's a great notion to show our sympathy and grievance, but it's not great to close an eye towards another side of the world. Is it because Beirut and Baghdad came across to you as Islamic country? France has a lot of Muslims too, in case you didn't know. Human lives are lost, regardless of whose fault this is. We need to look at the bigger picture. The point of the argument is to stop being ignorant, nobody said that Paris deserved the bombing whatsoever, nobody said to stop praying for Paris.

I'm sorry if I sounded rather preachy, but I will not apologize for my sentiment. I felt that the whole "Pray for" movement has become more of a social media trend than genuine care, and that worries me. If people felt that it's "enough" for them to "show that they care" rather than actually doing something... that can get dangerous. Of course, we can't combat terrorism personally, for a lot of us are ordinary people. But I think it's important for us to take what's happening in the world and think through the layers, instead of just gnawing at the crust.

The weekend is going to be over soon, so take care and I hope you all will have a great week ahead!

 
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