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Ever wanted to learn Japanese?

Article posted by Pyro3000 on November 18, 2013 in Anime & Manga, and Guides, and Miscellaneous, and Personal

KanjiI’ve been wanting to learn Japanese for years, and never actually got myself to do it. Now after spending seven months at the Defense Language Institute, I’ve finally gained the confidence to realize that learning a language isn’t really all that hard. (Assuming they’re not trying to make you dead fluent in Arabic in 18 months time.)

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Runevillage now accepting Guest Blog Writers

Article posted by Demon on November 17, 2013 in News

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Hello, villagers and guests alike. For years the submission of material for our homepage and global announcements (those which reach everyone in the community) has been an exclusive feature for our administration and few dedicated writers. However, the veil has dropped and we are proud to officially announce that we will be accepting guest article submissions!

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Ingress Operations – Open beta soon to close

Article posted by Demon on November 15, 2013 in Gaming, and Miscellaneous, and Roleplaying

With the announcement that the game will no longer require invitations to play, Google’s Niantic Labs announced the game will finally be leaving its 

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beta version on December 14, 2013. Along with this monumental stage in the geo-location game’s history, it has been announced that an exclusive badge will be given to all accounts who reach level 5 by the date of release. This badge, aptly named the Founder’s badge, is meant to honor those who helped develop the beta game and push it to its current state.

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Did you like 5 Centimeters Per Second? Well then The Garden of Words is right up your alley. In fact, it was directed by the same person. 

Now, I actually didn’t like 5cm/s, yet I found this movie to be enjoyable and rather endearing. Story-wise the two have some fundamental similarities, but this movie is easier to swallow than 5cm/s; it’s the difference between having a little sugar with your tea, and having a little tea with your sugar.

So even if you didn’t like 5cm/s, you’ll still probably like this!

Watch it when you have 46mins to kill. It’s good stuff.

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Movie Reviews!

Article posted by bluecoat on June 28, 2013 in Miscellaneous






Wasn’t that great.

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Free RPG Day is Approacing, June 15th

Article posted by bluecoat on June 3, 2013 in Roleplaying

Speaks for itself. Y’all should attend at your local comic shops. Then start playing tabletop RPGs. And then we can hang out together and be friends.



So, the free RPG day people didn’t have any really awesome pictures for me to use, so I posted the cover to my personal favorite tabletop RPG. It’s not on the list for Free RPG Day games, but it’s already got quickstart rules here. All you need to play Dread are these rules, a Jenga set, and a reasonable idea for a horror story. Pretty easy to jump into if you’ve ever had an interest in this sort of awesomeness. 

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The Kingsport Cases: A Procedurally Generated Horror Mystery

Article posted by bluecoat on May 17, 2013 in Gaming


Heard about this horror game through the grapevine, and downloaded the demo. You play as a detective who received a mysterious letter shortly before being invited to a party, the letter leading you to attempt to solve the mystery of the Kingsport mansion before bad stuff happens. It’s definitely in early alpha, but definitely worth a look.

The game is procedurally-generated in multiple ways; levels, clues, dialogue, names, and eventually plot as well. Random to the core. The idea being that horror isn’t replayable by nature; if you know what monster is lurking around the corner, it’s not scary anymore. If you know what monsters to expect, it’s not [as] fun anymore. Think back to your first time playing Minecraft: If you’re like most people, the first time it got dark out and saw a creeper, you dug yourself into a hole and pissed yourself all night. The goal with this game is to try to keep that experience going through multiple playthroughs, something I can definitely dig.

The demo itself is pretty bare bones at the moment; NPCs are ugly 3D placeholders, paths that aren’t generated are just walled off, windows show you all of the currently existing areas of level, the story isn’t entirely procedural yet, etc. It’s alpha though, and very early alpha at that. I still had a ton of fun, and I’ll be following it fo sho. Be sure to at least check out their kickstarter; the idea itself is pretty ballin’, and for a game this early in development, it’s definitely worth a download and an upvote on Greenlight.

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Chat Mafia Nights Moved

Article posted by bluecoat on May 12, 2013 in Miscellaneous

Chat mafia now happens Sunday nights, starting tonight, by declaration of me. And I guess the poll.


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Little Witch Academia, a 26min OVA by Trigger

Article posted by Jackstick on May 9, 2013 in Anime & Manga

Little Witch Academia is a standalone 26min OVA produced by Trigger, a relatively new anime studio which is basically an amalgamation of creative workers (mostly former Gainax employees) who have participated in the production/direction of shows like FLCLTengen Toppa Gurren LagannPanty & Stocking with GarterbeltBlack Rock Shooter, and Neon Genesis Evangelion.

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Lil B, a.k.a. The Basedgod

Article posted by Muffin Attak on May 7, 2013 in Music

Lil B? Who is he? Oh, you don’t know? He’s The Basedgod and you all should pay your respects to him. Now if ya’ll heard of The Basedgod and are thinking in your head “Wow, he’s the corniest artist out there!” or “His music is straight up garbage” then you clearly don’t get the message. Let me drop some history on you before I drop some of his beats.

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