Daniel_Newton (Level 20)

Hey guys, been busy lately writing for BagoGames. If you want to follow my stuff follow me on tumblr - http://goo.gl/q9bmnQ - I'd appreciate it :)
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Avatar » The Avatar Club

Finally decided to watch The Last Airbender all the way through and catch up with The Legend of Korra, and holy shit, it's very quickly become my favourite thing I'm watching. Doctor Who, Arrow, Orphan Black... all fantastic shows, but Korra somehow tops all of them.

I really enjoyed Airbender, but as far as I'm concerned anyone who still thinks it's better than Korra is craaaaazy. Not to say you can't prefer Airbender for it's characters or more happy-go-lucky adventurous themes, that's fine, but Korra is SO much more complex, so much more adult, and the production values are fantastic. On top of that Korra herself is an infinitely more interesting character than Aang was, at least in my opinion.

I'm desperate to see the next episode. Kind of wish I hadn't caught up so fast but I couldn't help myself!

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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

@Acura_Max: She makes some fair points and some not so fair points but it sounds like they made a decent port of the PC version that's just suffering from some onling lag issues. I don't remember the last time I experienced any lag on the PC version, I actually had a particularly enjoyable match with someone yesterday. The reviewer has a point about the artwork (namely the player avatars, which lots of people don't like) but I focus on the actual card game anyway. What she said about the UI isn't really fair though, I think she's forgetting that the Pokémon TCG has a very wide audience ranging from adults to very young kids, so the UI needs to be bulky and colourful to appeal to the younger players. The points she makes about the game encouraging you to actually buy cards is super dumb. Of course it does that, the whole point of the game is to offer experienced players a way to practice and play with people online, and to encourage new players to start buying cards in real life. She didn't really review the game in quite the right context, I don't think.

Although as a side note you actually earn tokens/cards a lot quicker now than back when you were playing regularly, mostly thanks to the bonus spin wheel at the end of each online match which usually gives you extra tokens.

But yeah, let me know what that version is like when you have it downloaded and maybe I'll try jumping on and playing a few rounds against you.

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Off-Topic » The Doctor Who Club

@katmic: Yeah you should catch up, he gets particularly angry in the episode before last.

If you guys haven't been watching Doctor Who Extra you should check it out, it's always cool to see behind the scenes. Here's the latest one:

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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

@Acura_Max: If you get it downloaded let me know when you're online and I'll be happy to play a few matches.

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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

@Acura_Max: Huh, I just had a look and it says the file is less than 500MB (here). Either way, when I have a download that's taking a while I just leave it going in the background while I do other stuff.

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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

@Acura_Max said:

my pokemon game on my desktop is glitching as well

Really? Mine's been great. Have you been on it recently or are you just recalling the last time you played? If it's the latter you should really give it another go and make sure you have the latest updates. Building up token is much quicker now since you get a bonus item at the end of every match you play, and it's usually extra tokens.

O_O Now that is alot of cards. Are you making a profit off this business?

Hah, I wouldn't still be doing it if I wasn't. I'd make more if I didn't keep any cards for myself of course but yeah, I'm doing pretty well. I could get myself registered as a proper business any time now and then I can start dealing with wholesalers and really go full-throttle with this thing but I'm comfortable staying as a private seller for a while longer, I'm not earning so much that the tax man will come after me just yet. I'm still learning a lot and I don't want to get ahead of myself. I actually noticed someone had stolen one of my photos today and used it on their listing (and even watermarked it as theirs) which a wasn't too happy about. I sent them a message but haven't had a reply, the listing ended anyway so hopefully they won't do it again.

But yeah, if nothing else it's made collecting the cards a hell of a lot easier than it would be otherwise, that's for sure :D I really should get around to taking some photos of the collection so far... I'm not even sure where to start.

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Pokémon » Pokémon Trading Card Game Club

@Acura_Max: I'm sure they'll get the ipad version running smoothly eventually. The PC version was buggy for a long time but it's really solid now, it can't be easy porting to completely different hardware. If I had an ipad I'd definitely check it out, it's an ideal game for a tablet. If they ever release an Android version that'd be awesome.

My ebay stuff is going really well. I'm buying and selling hundreds of cards while keeping some of the really cool stuff so my collection keeps getting bigger and better. Bought a case of 9 EX tins recently, which was pretty crazy, there are now 9 fresh empy tins on my shelf in their store display box. I'm aiming to get another case when the Venusaur/Charizard/Blastoise EX tins finally come out on the 15th, and then there's some really cool stuff coming out after those. I'm particularly excited about the Hoenn Collection Boxes and the Mega Metagross EX Premium Collection. You can check them all out here.

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Off-Topic » The Doctor Who Club

Wow this hasn't been active in a while.

So the latest episode was pretty crazy. I've loved Clara so far in this series, it seems like the writers (Moffat specifically) have listened to lots of people wanting more character development for the companions and we're certainly getting plenty now. I think they're really pushing it with the whole angry Doctor thing. At the rate he's going he'll need anger management pretty soon, so I'm hoping he'll mellow out a bit by the end of this series. Maybe by the time the Tardis interior changes again the Doctor will have calmed down a bit.

Next episode looks interesting, apparently there's a reference to it in one of the earlist Matt Smith episodes, I love stuff like that.

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@takashichea said:

Not gonna lie, I'm suddenly more interested in watching more Rail Wars! for some reason...

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Editing & Tools » Censoring Hentai Images: Pixelation, Censor Bar, Fade Out (NSFW)

I've been pushing for pixelation because the vast majority of Japanese Hentai covers already use it for censorship. What that means is when we're censoring images for the wiki, all we have to do is censor the nipples out in the same way. So if a DVD cover already has genitals censored that way all we have to do is pixelate the nipples to match rather than recensor the entire image. It looks far less edited that way.

The image you posted was a bad example. For an image on that scale the pixelation needs to be much bigger otherwise you can see too much detail. This would be better:

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

Some more new default images:

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@takashichea: The first one is pretty good.

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@takashichea said:

What are our remaining pages?

Here's some more:

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@takashichea: I'd watch Naruto before One Piece, and watching all of that will take months :P Nah I wasn't watching you or Dekken, I just found that image on SanChan.

Yeah I'm trying to use 300 x 450 images (or higher like 600 x 900 as long as it scales down to that size) so the Erza image wouldn't work but it would make a nice 300 x 300 image until we find something better.

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@takashichea: Nah I don't watch One Piece.

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@Bigheart711: Yeah I think I do too, it's close though.

Found some, which do you think is better? I also took care of Tricky and kept it surprisingly tame:

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@Bigheart711: Yeah that's what I was thinking. I might like this one better though, what do you think?

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@Bigheart711: Thanks :P

@Dekken: I would probably use the second or fourth one from that selection. I'm sure we can find a better one though.

@takashichea said:

It was just me then. I felt she wasn't attractive which would deter users.

Well the idea is to show a good example of the concept, and that image is definitely the best one I've seen.

Trying out some images for Accidental Pervert, I'll probably try a few more before I settle on one:

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Ecchi » The Ecchi Club

@Bigheart711 said:

@takashichea said:

@Daniel_Newton:

I think you're going to scare folks from touching the wiki page with that default image.

No, I think you're doing just fine. :P

Haha, I hadn't watched Eiken before. It's too much, even for me.

Wow look how many have been done so far! Looking good. Need good ones for Accidental Pervert, Thanks for the Mammary and Face Between Breasts.

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