Joaru
15 November 2015 @ 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.

paris, beirut, baghdad -- what's the difference? )

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!

 
 
Joaru
12 November 2015 @ 01:30 am
I turned 2x  
Yes, I still insist on keeping my real age a secret. (laughs bitterly) (Actually it's quite easy to guess from the cut text title...)
I'll finally come to terms with my age, but until then please let me be in denial. (A lot of people I knew online guessed older than I actually am, though, interesting!)

ALSO! The very first game I worked on professionally (Star Wars: Battle Pod) is celebrating one year this month. :)

My birthday was actually on November 9. But at the same day I also ordered birthday gifts for myself and I thought it's better to just keep things under one post, so I waited until I finally received them before I wrote this birthday post... It's image heavy, so I'm keeping them under the cut. ^.^

It feels like a perfect night for breakfast at midnight )

Here are some reflections and resolutions regarding this year:
- To apprecate and respect myself more. Self-loathing is still one of my biggest hurdles, and I teared up a little when a friend wished for me to be kinder to myself.
- To learn how to communicate better... Hahaha. What is social skill do they sell them in Indomaret*-- I'll work on it!
*note: Indomaret is a famous minimart chain in my home country, it's literally in every nook and cranny
- Hopefully I'd be able to make peace with the awful things in the past and eventually recover from my disorders. I'll leave it at that.

Anyway! That's about it about my birthday. I hope you all had a great Monday like I did! :>