I’m running out of ideas, so this week it’s a free4all.

Want to tell me how retarded your sister is? Have at it! Need to convince me that Saiki is the best Band Maid member? Already sold! Gawr Gura: gremlin or genius? Why not both! Have something cool to show off? I love seeing pictures of cool stuff.

You get the drift. Have something you always want to get off your soul, this is your chance.

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    tl;dr - The Euros have kinda sucked, and the Copa America’s best game is likely to happen tonight.

    I am not much of a sport person these days, but the only sport I do actively keep up with is soccer (football to all you non-yanks). Recently, I have gotten to watch a fair bit of the Euros and the Copa America that are both ongoing right now. I have enjoyed being able to watch some competitive international tournaments, but the actual quality of the play has not been terribly exciting with a couple exceptions.

    Frankly, no team in the Euros this year has really stood out to me other than an outstanding Austria/Turkey match. France and England, both expected to compete for the title before the tournament started, have been really disappointing. They somehow both stumbled their way into a semifinal match (England plays theirs in ~1 hour from time of posting this). But, they have not really played threateningly at all, and at times have been utterly boring. So far, Spain has been the most consistently threatening team in this tournament, but they also have struggled to limit their opponents chances and keep clean sheets.

    Across the Atlantic, the Copa has been a bit more exciting with a couple teams that have played dynamically. Specifically, the two that have really stood out to me have been Colombia and Uruguay. Unfortunately for them, they are playing each other in a semifinal match later this evening, so they won’t be able to finish first and second. Brazil was pretty disappointing this tournament. Without Neymar on the pitch, they really struggled in the final third to convert possession into opportunities. Argentina have been extremely dominant in the midfield, but have similarly struggled with converting that into goals. I am baffled at how Lautaro Martinez has been used as a sub rather than a starter when he has been their most dynamic player.

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      Everything I can say about the ball game is that all the stupid flags on the cars and in the windows are gone so I assume Germany is out of the match.

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        Haha, yes, Germany is out. The final is now set for Sunday between Spain and England. Likewise, the Copa final is now set to be between Argentina and Colombia on Sunday. Unrelated, but I have tickets to see Princess Mononoke in the theater during the Euro final, so I am looking forward to that the most.

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          Unrelated, but I have tickets to see Princess Mononoke in the theater

          I watched it in theaters during its original run. Sadly, the German dub greatly diminished the enjoyment I got out of it.

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    11 days ago

    My boss is doing a lot of illegal stuff. And I wanted to write all about it but I am too anxious to move jobs, and this account isn’t truly anonymous.

    In other news I am running out of LN to read. The ones that are top 100 on MAL most of them have good anime adaptations. The new ones are uninteresting and I don’t hear about the old ones. So I went into some exploring into western YA, manga and Web Novels.

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    11 days ago

    I forgot to post my thing I want to talk about:

    So you know for the last month and a half I’m bitching and moaning about something that no one in my family seems to be able to understand why this is triggering me so much. See, for the past 38 years there has been a game series called “The Legend of Zelda” in which you play not as the titular princess Zelda, but as a green twink named “Link”. That’s just the way it is and there are even circulating memes about how normies think the playable characters is Zelda. The anime equivalent would be normies thinking Kaneda is Akira. I got over it and made my peace with that. C’est la vie.

    BUT, in Nintendo’s last game keynote thingy they announced a game where you for the first time play not as Link but as the actual Zelda instead. And they still call it “The Legend of Zelda” instead of “The Legend of Link”. And this pisses me off to an unreasonable degree. I know it’s unreasonable and that I’m the only one who is driving up the walls by that, but for God’s sake, I’m not crazy, it should be called “The Legend of Link”.

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      for the first time play not as Link but as the actual Zelda instead

      Look at you pretending that Zelda’s Adventure didn’t blaze that trail back in the 90’s. I don’t blame you though. Not only was that game completely awful, but nobody bought the CD-i and I don’t think the game is canonical (if anybody can make sense of the Zelda canon at this point). I only played it a bit via emulator, but it was too awful to play for very long.

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        Zelda’s Adventure is regarded as one of the worst video games ever made.

        Wow, now I want to play it.