Careful, Ben. "It's not that gay because they kind of look like a woman anyway" is the first rationale of the soon-to-be-homosexual. Soon you could seriously be thinking about male genitalia in a new light, leading to the destigmatization of appreciation of the masculine figure, and eventually you'll be full blown gay. Watch your step, Ben. It's a slippery slope. Sex With A Man: Not Even Once
Would prefer to see a female Link as interpreted by a standard Zelda game, but it's cool to see people embracing this idea. People are judging her for being a typical anime girl with no really special characteristics, but from what I can remember of Hyrule Warriors, Link himself is pretty bland as well. So her being as mind-numbingly typical as the other female characters in Hyrule Warriors in no biggie.
Although, having said that and watching the stream now, I do remember this game fondly. Hard to remember it as standout among all the murky grey/brown media of the time, but it might come into its own again after a replay. It had my favourite final boss sequence, and companion character. It could still stand to be thought better of, and I'm just pandering to popular opinion by putting Wind Waker on a pedestal above it. I also feel like the iteration of Zelda from that game was one of the strongest, but I've never really taken the time to compare. Tetra would come close, but I never thought of her as Zelda, because that just seemed like a legacy that was forced on her. It's weird that in Wind Waker, like with Tetra; Makar and Medli are forced into a place of historical importance. But unlike Tetra, you just hypnotise them and sacrifice them to an ancient temple for an eternity of servitude. As soon as they 'remember who they are' they abandon everything they've ever known and follow you into the temple, never to return home. Sounds like hypnotism and subsequent sacrifice to me.
Which is why Twilight Princess doesn't have Wind Waker's longevity, to me. Pandering to the public's want for a grittier realistic Zelda game. "more like OoT!!" the fans screeched, and Nintendo answered. The gritty streak in popular culture will define the 2000s in part for me. I like to think we're into post-gritty now, embracing goofy parodies instead. TP is cool, but Wind Waker is eternal, because nobody asked for Wind Waker. It did it's own thing, and that gives it integrity.
Finally Adventure Time is back. For whatever reason KissCartoon actually has up to episode 3 of season 7, even though only one is meant to be out? I thought? "Bonnie and Neddy" felt like it was just setting up lore without really being a satisfying episode individually. "Varmints" was a gem of an episode I would watch again. Really digging PB's character arc right now, and I hope it doesn't get resolved prematurely like some other stories in AT are. "Cherry Cream Soda" was sweet as well, and it's cool to see the writers trashing yet more of the sweetness of the show's universe. Also Root Beer Guy was my favourite character, and it was cool to see them return to him, in some respect.
As a Scottish person, I really liked Brave. Reminded me of the 90s, back when I lived with my home clan before we were cast out by ourselves to forage in the wilds. By the time we found a new home the magic of childhood was faded and gone. I'll remember those simpler days. The harshness of reality can't crush those memories.
Not really all that surprised. Shrubs has been here for ages and never really seemed like he was a young member?
For members on this forum, Necro is one of the more recent members in my mind, but he's been here 3 years.
Yeah, I just mean diet as in my day-to-day stuff I always eat. I could do with working out more these days though, as well as planning meals a bit more than a 5 minute browse in the frozen food section.
I feel like I've probably not had a great diet lately; my mood has just nosedived over the past day or so. I'm just sitting here awake, getting too absorbed into anxious daydreams, which, while they should end in my triumph over a fictional enemy, just get pessimistic and end with me getting drowned in a toilet, or hit by a car, or stabbed to death, or strangled. As if my death is imminent and unavoidable.