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According to the site of the new Digimon MMORPG called "Digimon Battle" (well, new for us, the game itself is 5 years old):

Non-violent game

Digimon Battle is not violent at all. It does not show any gory scenes like slashing enemies into pieces or blood splashing all over. That is important social issue these days. Unlike those violent games, users will experience pure adventures in the digital world and enjoy taming their own Digimons.  (Source:

Aw, I'm disappointed.  I was hoping I would be able to slash cutesy digimon into gory bits of meat.  But people, the game is still violent!  You have monsters (although they aren't real and made out of "data") attacking and fighting other monsters.  It's on the same violence level as Pokemon (which is apparently okay for kids 6+... does that make cock fighting okay too?)
Also, bad grammar.  "That is important social issue these days"?  Should be "This is an important social issue nowadays".  But it does seem too casual and righteous for a website describing a game about fighting monsters.  Apparently those "other violent games" don't have "pure" (what, being religious now?) adventures the Digital World (it's a proper noun!). 
And finally,
Digimons?  Digimon is like fish and sheep- it means both and individual and a plural. One would hope you would know how to properly spell the name and creatures of the franchise you are representing, but I guess somethings are too much to hope for....

Life Lessons
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The anime The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (and the parody, The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan) is a great show.  It teaches some important life lessons... you know, for kids.  

This video is an excellent example:

Some of this year's DS games have me concerned about the future of humanity...
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Wow, first legitimate post in my journal.  And it's a rant.
About Nintendo DS games.

There look to be some good DS games coming out this year.  However, some of this year's DS games have me concerned about the future of humanity.

Case in point: Foto Showdown

Until now, there have been DS games that are "DSi enhanced"- games that have extra features if you own a DSi. Like putting your face in the game and such.  Small things, almost gimicky, that didn't really matter which system you owned, or gave one system owner an advantage over another.
It's great if you own a DSi, but the game still works if you have one of those old DS Lite machines.

I liked that system.
Now it's no more.

We have the first game that will only work on a DSi (only because of the camera, as far as I know).

And there are at least 3 other games coming out this year that are "DSi only".  What's the world coming to?

The purpose of still selling the DS Lite is so that gamers have a choice, and those that pick one over the other aren't at a disadvantage, or not able to play games.
I already own a DS Lite, and now there are games that require me to upgrade to play them.  Upgrade to a system that's not even the next generation; like DS 1.5.  I remember Nintendo reps telling us to think of the DSi as a high-end version of the DS, but not a separate system.
Apparently not.

This better not bring about a divide of DS games and DSi games.  If so, we'll have DS gamers and DSi gamers.  Those that paid money to upgrade, and can play the new games, and those that can't.
Hopefully DS games won't all be replaced by DSi only games.  What does the DSi have that the regular DS doesn't?  Some extra RAM, a slightly faster processor, cameras, and SD card support.  And no GBA slot.  Yet it's still the same device, basically.

None of these games offer enough incentive for me to buy a DSi.  I'll just stick with my DS Lite that works fine.  Hopefully, like "DSi-enhanced" games, "DSi-only" games will stay as nothing more than a gimmick.

*end rant*

Golden Sun DS looks amazing though.

Writer's Block: What is your muse?
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If you're trying to create something, like a story, a composition, or a design, etc., do you find yourself imagining how others will react to it? Does that impede or enhance the creative process?

I guess.... It also depends on what you're writing; whether you plan on others reading it or not, or if it's just for fun. 
If I find myself thinking about what others would think, that encourages me to work/research/write harder, as I know that no one wants to read a bad story where no effort was put forth.

Just my 2 cents.


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