Jan 18, 2022 5:10 PM

I started with pokemon red and I'll die with pokemon red! My favorite one is Yellow though, because it let your pikachu follow you around and teenaged me thought that was SO COOL! 

Other games I enjoy are Terraria, Stardew Valley, Don't Starve and basically anything with farming or raising pets. 😂 I'm not a hardcore gamer despite all of my rl friends being into Valorant and getting ranked or whatever. Pft they can't raise cows though.

I also like jrpgs and Final Fantasy 7 was my gateway into grinding for lv 99 and then being over leveled for every boss. (No regrets!) My favorite jrpg is a toss up between Legend of Mana and Chrono Cross! 

Jan 18, 2022 2:54 PM

Hey to start some conversations I thought we could talk about our favorite games. Not just pokemon but games in general! 

For the record though I think Pokemon Black/White is my favorite for having a different approach to the story. 

I love the old rpgs like Legend of Mana, Persona, and Suikoden. I will always have a soft spot for the older Suikodens. I played very few games after I beat them but Suikoden 1-3 I replayed nearly annually. ❤️ 

I also love the Fire Emblem games that take place in Tellius and Elibe. I ship Ike/Soren until the end of time. 

I also love games like Harvest Moon/Story of Seasons, Rune Factory, Stardew Valley, Animal Crossing, and My Time at Portia. 

What do you guys like and why? Let’s discuss. ❤️ 

Jan 13, 2022 2:43 PM

Was it friend, or foe?! Tsuyoi gripped the tree in front of him hard, letting the rough bark cut into his palms as he flattened himself against it and only poked part of his head out. "I don't know! Stop pushing me!" Sasashi was grabbing him and pressing up against him, which pushed him further into the tree. It wasn't helping! 

"Look! Are those horns?!" He made short jabbing motions in the direction of the shadow, which was elongated as it fell on the ground. It was getting closer, but not with any hurry, which was worse because Tsuyoi had a feeling that the shadow wasn't half as frightened as they were about this encounter! 

"Should we run?!" he whisper-hissed over his shoulder at Sasashi, starting to edge away from the tree anyway. He could fly! The shadow couldn't catch them if they flew again, right?! But then he noticed the wings on the shadow and let out an inward groan. So much for that plan! Those wings looked a hell of a lot bigger than his--he was going to bet that they flew faster and further, too! 

Jan 13, 2022 2:36 PM

Spooky stories didn't rank high on his list of things to be terrified of and maybe because of his frequent trips through the cemetery, he found that he wasn't unduly terrified of the idea of ghosts. Zombies? Zombies were another matter altogether but ghosts didn't seem all that scary to him. If anything, he thought that ghosts were rather sad. Drifting through the after-life was bad enough without people running and shrieking at the sight of them--when surely all they wanted was some company. 

But was it worse to be a real ghost, or to be a real person but looked upon as a ghost? Kiki wasn't sure. Both were lonely existences; both were undesirable to some extent. "Which one of those would we be?" Were they to be feared? Or were they ignored--unless someone sought them out, for whatever personal intentions? 

"I wonder if there really is a place for ghosts like us." He side-eyed Yul, half-jokingly adding, "Or for real ghosts who still want to feel human."

Jan 13, 2022 2:26 PM

Maybe I'm not used to instructors having a sense of humor...

You guys are all so strict during lessons!

Jan 13, 2022 2:18 PM

Once his feet hit the ground, Sasashi was all ready to go snooping but then Tsuyoi held out an arm. Letting out a sigh, Sasashi started to ask what now?! When he noticed the shadow moving around, however, he fell silent and gulped back his words. Biting his lower lip, he nodded slowly to Tsuyoi. He saw it, too. So that meant they weren't imagining things. Somebody else was here. Edging super close to his best friend, Sasashi gripped onto his shoulders and whispered, "Who do you think it is?"

Because it could be anybody. The owner of the ship. One of the crewmen. Or it could be somebody like them, poking their nose where it didn't belong. Worse still, it could be a full on criminal!

At the thought, Sasashi went for his dagger and found that he didn't have it on him. It had been exchanged for the training weaponry! His heart sank as he held the thing; it was little more than a toy unless in the most capable of hands. Which one could say Sasashi was not.

"It's moving again!" Sasashi said, gripping Tsuyoi's shoulders when he realized that the shadow was moving closer to them!

Hm. Yul couldn't argue there. People were motivated by much the same things, from food to shelter to sex, he supposed for most people. Yul had been rather... reticent in the latter and honestly found it puzzling how much people placed such emphasis on it. Yet here in Gauri, there were people who trained for it and people who appreciated their artistry. Meanwhile, Yul would either have to engage in some kind of back alley shenanigans or somebody less trained than one of the kisaeng. Meaning he would be stuck with a back alley type like Kiki.

Which wasn't to say that Kiki would be bad at it.


He wondered how people did it when they were just...

He didn't want to think about it, though, so he cut the thoughts off before they could fully manifest. Even his own thoughts were cut off like that, just as Kiki experienced when he spoke and left his sentence just... hanging. He had a tendency to do that; to leave things unfinished whenever he found them beginning to make him uncomfortable. Shifting his shoulders, feeling an itch between his shoulder blades, he shrugged at Kiki's words.

"Yes," he said, because it was as simple and complex as that at the same time. "Ghosts are either something to be afraid of or something that goes unnoticed by the people not looking for them."

A ghost colony. Why not? There was plenty of untapped land for the potential. Too bad Yul wasn't much of a leading type.

I love this shit. It's inspiring.

Jan 12, 2022 6:00 PM

I realize that...

Jan 12, 2022 5:51 PM

"We're all motivated by the same things," Kiki said perhaps a touch cryptically, watching his salandit--Baem--skittering along ahead of them and chattering with Yul's toxtricity. They looked like they had known one another forever. No awkwardness there, and no dropped sentences or half-formed thoughts.

What were they saying, though? Was Baem giving Anju the official walk-through of the underground? Neither of Yul's pokemon had been here either; this must have been new to them, too. Baem knew where to go, though, being familiar with every nook and cranny. Kiki had found him above-ground, injured and discarded like so much unwanted garbage. He brought the little creature down here with him and nursed him back to health, and Baem refused to leave his side ever since. Anyone who said that pokemon were 'just animals' didn't know what they were talking about.

Kiki swore sometimes that they were more humans than some humans. 

They turned another corner, then another, strolling past rickety buildings and poorly constructed lean-tos and an assortment of makeshift housing. He glanced at Yul to see if he'd finish that sentence, but it was left hanging in mid-air. "What kinds of people belong in that place of yours?" Kiki prompted, curiosity getting the better of him. "Ghosts?"