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    Sephirot Clear

    To reiterate some points from my planning thread... Duration: This is for the clear only. Potential to do more content together afterward depending on interest. Sync? Yes. I would prefer to do the fight "for real", so come expecting to potentially fail a couple times. Experience Levels: All! Whether this would be your 1st or 50th clear I'd be glad to have you along. Just come prepared with having watched/read a strat and having all the pre-reqs out of the way before the start time. Other: I wouldn't need a full TALE group for this to proceed, but I would like at least 50%.
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    Happy Birthday Hayden!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Happy Birthday Bryg!!

    Woooooah, sorry Ozak. I was out of town for my birthday! Thank youuu! :D
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    EU Fanfest 2017 Reveals

    Oooo, I like how the Samurai AF is very strongly channeling Auron from FFX. :D
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    A Wild Bryg Appears!

    Hey there everybody! o/ So today Ave was kind enough to friend me on Discord and invite me into the TALE channel. I've been meaning to do this for months now, but catching up with Ave has given me the last bit of motivation that I needed to give you all a looong overdue catch-up post. It's probably been about two years since I've touched based with just about any of you, so here goes... Where the Hells Have I Been? At the time that I disappeared on you all I had just quit my previous job and moved back to my university town to look for a new one. I won't go into too much detail here just because there's a lot of negativity and self-hatred surrounding that period of time and that's not exactly the tone that I want to bring in here, but in short, I found it very difficult to find a job and it was taking a serious toll on me financially and emotionally. Because of this, I did indeed end my sub to FFXIV so that my money could stretch further and so that I could minimize the temptations that would pull me away from focusing on my job hunt. Eventually I hit a pretty low point and I realized that I needed to change something in my life. None of the friends that I made in university are still here, so I figured I'd try to reconnect with the world a bit. I'd gotten pretty deep into Critical Role by that point, so I decided to sign up to Twitter and insinuated myself somewhat into the CR fandom. As you might imagine, this helped tremendously with my loneliness and I've made some friends through it, but to my infinite surprise I also just happened to find the woman of my dreams, and as of very nearly 6 months ago we are a very happy couple! She's a Brit living in England so needless to say it's a long-distance relationship, but through the many wonders of the internet we're making it work very well! We're even going to be meeting in person for our first time this coming April, as she'll be flying in over Easter weekend and staying for about a month. I honestly couldn't be more excited about it! :D (Also, as I found out a couple months after we started going out, it turns out she's a former FFXIV player as well! She played through all of ARR and stopped at around the time Heavensward came out, if you're curious!) The second bit of good news to share is that finally, after about 1.5 years of searching, I landed a job this past November! It's a good company and my boss and coworkers are super nice, so I'm enjoying it! So in short... These past two-ish years have been pretty crazy for me. I've gone from hitting an all-time low and hating myself for a myriad reasons, to hitting a major turning point about 8-9 months ago that led me to where I am now, which without a doubt is the highest point I've ever been. Am I Coming Back to FFXIV? This is kind of difficult for me to answer... While it is absolutely true that I let my sub run out because of very practical reasons, I can't say that I really miss the endgame treadmill that comes with MMOs. I have dearly missed you all though, and I'm being 100% truthful when I say that I've actually thought about you all numerous times during my time away. I haven't even been able to bring myself to remove the TALE site as my browser's home page! I guess the short answer is that I have no immediate plans to come back; that I can say for certain. With that said... The MMO Itch is real and I have felt it many, many times. I'm also quite intrigued and excited by the battle system changes that were announced for Stormblood, and their stated intentions to simplify how difficult many of the jobs have become to play (not to mention how bloated the hotbars have become). So I'll say that it's certainly not impossible that Bryg will make his glorious return some day. Also worth mentioning is that today, to my great surprise, my girlfriend ended up mentioning that she's considering eventually coming back to FFXIV, and if that happens I can tell you that I would 100% come back and have her apply to TALE. I've told her about you guys and she liked what she heard! So am I coming back? Proooobably not, but maybe! Who Is This Mysterious Woman That Has Stolen Me? If you'll forgive me a little shameless promotion: Her name is Susanah Grace and she is a burgeoning freelance digital artist and Twitch streamer. If you'd like to see her work, I've linked her various sites in the spoiler tags below: What Fun Stuff Have I Gotten Into? While I was between jobs, albeit more during the earlier bit before the urgency started setting in, I did actually do some fun things. Off the top of my head, here's some stuff that I've enjoyed since disappearing... To Be Continued? I hope some of you enjoyed getting this update from me. And if not, or if you don't know me, well... Sorry for the giant wall of text! I'd love to know what you've all been up to in these past 18-24 months so by all means fill me in! Send me PMs, reply in here, I'm not picky. :D EDIT: It looks like my spoiler tags are acting funny so let's see if I can fix that before bed. EDIT EDIT: I think I fixed it!
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    A Wild Bryg Appears!

    @Bells Heyyy Claus! I'll try to create an appropriate response over the weekend. :3 But hello! I hope all is well.
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    A Wild Bryg Appears!

    @Ozak Kuzak! @Torvald! Hello my fellow blue-haired veterans of the 1.0-times. I hope life finds you both well! :D
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    A Wild Bryg Appears!

    @Aveline Thank you~! Honestly it was great to hear from you yesterday too! It feels good to finally make this post and touch base with everyone again after a lengthy semi-self-imposed exile. :3 @Ari Amariyo Yeahhh, Susie's obsessed with The Witcher. She's played through all the games and is starting on the books now too. And yes, she is 110% Team Yen. hahaha
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    Black Desert Online

    Silvyyy! <3 I've actually been casually following this game for a while now. Been considering trying it out as it's super pretty and the combat looks enjoyable enough from the trailers. What job do you play? o: Nevermind, I see lots of bows and arrows in your album.
  11. Unfortunately I don't own any fighters for the PC, but... Playstation 4 BlazBlue: CPEX Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN ((Planning on getting Guilty Gear Xrd: REVELATOR when it comes out in June)) Wii U Smash Bros 3DS Smash Bros
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    Happy Birthday Etone!

    Noooooooooo I'm late! D: Happy Birthday!
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    Ahhhhh, you got me! That's good, though. Like I said, I'm really hoping that Yuffie and Vincent will be incorporated into the story in a bigger capacity than just being optional characters. I've always been a fan of Vincent so if we can see more of his backstory than what was shown in his ultimate Limit Break questline, that would be pretty great. I also agree with Mylene that the sillier moments from the original are some of the things that I'm most looking forward to coming back... even though My didn't mention the cross-dressing/Don Corneo sequence! Also the Gold Saucer date with Tifa/Aeris/Yuffie/Barret! The more I think about this, the more pumped I get for it. Even just seeing the stuff from the original, particularly the Weapons and Limit Breaks, get a make-over will be super cool.
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    Holy cow, if those are the actual prices that are coming then this probably isn't going to be so much an episodic experience in the vein of Telltale as it is just three full-length games. This makes me wonder if they're going to be adding a bunch of story and maybe touching on some of the spin-off stories a bit, like a segment where you play as Zach or something. If the prices are actually reflective of the amount of content that will be coming in these three parts then I'm actually excited to see the sheer scale of this thing. That said, I am disappointed that they're not incorporating Yuffie and Vincent into the core game, and they're just leaving them as side characters. Out of curiosity, where are you getting this info from? ~EDIT~ Seems that my analysis of the price:content ratio was on the money.
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    Happy Birthday Midge!

    Happy Birthday Midge!
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    Critical Role

    I have a show to recommend to everybody! It's a weekly stream where nine real-life, high-profile voice actors play D&D together. If you know Geek and Sundry (which I only just recently discovered when I found out about this show), it's part of their programming. Starring in this show are... I honestly believe that this show is something special. The best thing about it is that they all actually started playing their campaign 2.5 years before streaming it online, so they are all genuine friends and are playing for the fun of it and it definitely shows during their sessions. They are freaking hilarious... They have me literally laughing out loud every single episode. Not only that but they are actually good at the game and play it creatively, and Matt Mercer is an amazing DM, so the show is good enough to watch even just to be taken along in the story. For those curious, at the beginning of the stream they are all 9th level and are playing 5th edition D&D. The episodes are on the long side at 3 hours plus per episode, but I guarantee that you'll be hooked after one episode. Even if you don't have the time to watch it all at once I'd recommend splitting it up into chunks and watching it that way. It's great stuff! ~EDIT~ So I guess it would probably be handy to give you all an actual link. I'm a butt. http://geekandsundry.com/critical-role-episode-1/
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    Limited Time Minecraft Planning Documents

    Haha, this is more organized than I've ever been in my life. I think my favourite part of the whole thing is the "pig race". Good luck with your Minecraft dreams, Miku(?)! o/
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    Funny Pictures Thread!

    The gifs didn't want to cooperate so here's a link instead. http://rebekah-marie.tumblr.com/post/78174049018/i-just-died
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    Random Video Thread

    A clever video where the song 'Tainted Love' is overlayed with Twitter handles that are phonetically similar to the lyrics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On4v2zQ7K5k Hoverboards in real life. http://www.plant.ca/general/lexus-finally-shows-off-its-hoverboard-and-its-awesome-video-150432/?utm_source=CPLT&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=CPLT-EN08062015
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    Happy Birthday Rook!

    Happy Birthday, Rook!
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    Hey everyone! This Kickstarter has come to my attention and I think it looks really cool. It's halfway through its campaign and pretty well on track to being funded (meaning its 50% through its campaign and practically 50% funded). I just put some money into this thing myself, so I figured I would just get the word out to you guys in the hopes that you could spare something toward the game because it still needs the help and I reeeeeeeeally wanna play it! D:
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    All Saints' Wake 2015

    ALL SAINTS' WAKE Children Prepare for a Night of costumed capers, but will the dark bring tasty treats or terrible tricks? Event ScheduleFrom Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:00 a.m. (PDT) to Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 6:59 a.m. (PST) How to ParticipateThe Continental Circus has returned for another year of frightful fun. But to ensure their mischief does not turn to mayhem, an investigator from the Adventurers' Guild seeks an assistant in his work. Seek him out to see how you can help. * Please note that seasonal quests cannot be completed after the event has concluded. Investigating the InimicalQuest Location: Old Gridania (X:10, Y:8) - Adventurers' Guild investigator Link
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    Flying the Navy and Gold

    You're a cat again!
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    Eorzea Census 2015!

    Wow, I didn't even notice that while I was looking through. That's nuts.
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    Massive The Rising/Future Content Spoiler!

    Is it wrong that I'd rather have Doomtrain barding than a minion?