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Console Games / Re: E3 2008 - MS Press Conference
« on: July 14, 2008, 03:40:52 pm »
I can pretty much track my childhood and growth to adulthood alongside the releases of Final Fantasy games. It's funny how my maturation ended up paralleling that of the series itself. I guess I'm just blessed that by coincidence my birth happened at the exact time to make something like this even possible.

Wide eyed and excited,brash and sure of righteousness and good in the world, I felt drawn to FF4 (2 US) on the SNES like no game I had ever been drawn to before. A few years later I was a little more vulnerable, understanding of my need for friendships and trust, and FF6 (3 US) was there as well, Terra and I were going through the same experiences in our lives.

I purchased a Playstation just because of FFVII, and I was rewarded for my trust with only the greatest game to ever grace a console. Bold, deep, mature, it was everything I was craving. The loss of Aerith paralleled a deep personal loss I had experienced just prior IRL, and just like with FF6, I felt like the game and I sort of got through the tough periods together.

This continued with FF8, and FF9 was just what I was looking for at the time, a joyfull reminder of youth and things past, and a sense that it was okay to recapture it and revel in it, even if its time was past.

Once again I picked up a PS2 just for FF games. I would talk about how FFX mirrored my brash entry into a more adult world and relations with the opposite sex, and X-2 led to my understanding and acceptance of that other sex as a full time part in my life, but I just dont have the heart. My soul is crushed. I can't even think about talking about FF12 right now I just can't.

I bought a PS3 for FFXIII and not much else. I put my trust in Square, in Sony, in myself. That trust has been broken. I really don't know what I am feeling right now but it is unfamiliar. I'm angry, but it is more than that. Part of the FF series was making that total commitment to the console, and being rewarded for that commitment with a barrage of emotions, feelings, and sensations that only a game carefully crafted in a symbiotic relationship with a single console could provide. Now that Square-Enix has violated my trust, and this bond, it's not going to be the same this time.

I hate to say it but it looks like I am going to have to forge a life of my own now, without Final Fantasy guiding me along. But right now all I feel like I can do is cry.

So, Holstein? Force them to be legitimate. Have them be forced to pass health inspections before they can sell it in stores. You get a lot more money selling product by a brand name in stores with reliability than selling it on the streets. Otherwise, why would people have gone back to selling alcohol in stores after prohibition ended? At least this way, they're obeying the law and are criminals no more.

the cartels would probably just create front organizations to sell marijuana to the united states legitimately and use the revenue they gain to power their more illegal enterprises

Well, the government owns marijuana farms, but so can private businesses.

the vast majority of marijuana farms are controlled by drug cartels, not the government or legitimate businesses

@Holstein: If they(the government) legalize it... the government will.

what the ****  ??? ??? ???

That sounds like a good idea actually.

Legalise it and people wouldn't be fighting and killing for it.
Crime rates would drop, people more civil, but the only disadvantages would be accidents.

Finally someone who gets it! Yes! Billions no longer spent on a pointless, self-righteous "War on Drugs" and legitimate industries set up to let people buy it, removing power from gangs and bringing a bit more law and order back into the world.

this is dumb

legalizing the sale of weed will make the people that control the marijuana farms a lot more powerful

who do you think controls the marijuana farms

Everything Else / Re: Gun Control. Why?
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:29:16 pm »
Oh, they seceded for a reason. They didn't like the way the nation was headed and split off. Things like manifest destiny (They wanted to take annex Cuba, for example) didn't fit with the Republicans.

so the south won the civil war because we ended up annexing cuba 30 years later, my mind is blown

Sure, why not? Legalize every drug. It's their body, they can use the stuff if they want.

Besides, for the people who would abuse it, they would die out fast, then eventually things would settle down.

this is dumb
Well, that's just perfect.

Care to back up your statement, rather then be an idiot and say "this is dumb"?

libertarians  ::)

"Diviner's Sage"?  Are you a drug addict Holstein?

it's not a drug it's a gateway to another dimension

Sure, why not? Legalize every drug. It's their body, they can use the stuff if they want.

Besides, for the people who would abuse it, they would die out fast, then eventually things would settle down.

this is dumb

legislators will keep us safe from ourselves no matter what, i trust them with my life qtiyd

Everything Else / Re: Gun Control. Why?
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:09:53 pm »
Keeping the Southern States in the Union. The Slavery bit was thought up by Lincoln and his advisers. They decided on that because it would give them a reason to fight. The North largely didn't like slave owners and Lincoln gave them an excuse. For the record, even during the Civil War, the North didn't free their slaves. In fact, until the Constitution was amended to include a ban on slavery, the Emancipation of slaves ONLY occurred in states that fought for the Confederacy.

so in this alternate history of yours:

1)the south seceded for no reason
2)the north declared war on the south using slavery as an excuse because the fact that they didn't recognize the csa as a sovereign nation wasn't enough of an excuse to fight

where exactly did learn history

Everything Else / Re: down with the senate
« on: June 16, 2008, 03:00:39 pm »
According to the article the drug causes people to act abnormally and may lead to depression. The ban seems logical to me.

Do you believe in banning alcohol?

Everything Else / Re: Gun Control. Why?
« on: June 15, 2008, 07:20:04 pm »
It has no real bearing on gun control today, but I should point out that what 762 said is a staple of earlier societies.

how early

Everything Else / Re: Gun Control. Why?
« on: June 15, 2008, 07:16:22 pm »
I'm against gun control just because in any truly free society, the people should always be able to change the government.

it's a good thing people like you weren't around in 1860

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