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additional on elf trance

I have been thinking about this topic again today and I have come to a conclusion.


The definition of trance is: a half-conscious state characterized by an absence of response to external stimuli, typically as induced by hypnosis or entered by a medium.

Trance: Elves don’t need to sleep. Instead, they meditate deeply, remaining semiconscious, for 4 hours day. (The Common word for such meditation is “trance.”) While meditating, you can dream after a fashion; such dreams are actually mental exercises that have become reflexive through years of practice. After resting in this way, you gain the same benefit that a human does from 8 hours of sleep.

last post: https://icysquirrel.wordpress.com/2015/09/26/dd-elf-trance/

meditation definition:  Meditation is the act of remaining in a silent and calm state for a period of time, as part of a religious training, or so that you are more able to deal with the problems of everyday life.


semiconscious: That part of the mind which is on the fringe of consciousness and contains material of which it is possible to become aware by redirecting attention.


sleep: a periodic state of physiological rest during which consciousness is suspended and metabolic rate is decreased .


The important part of this paragraph to point out is “meditate deeply” which basically says you’re not reading a book, sewing a dress or baking a pie.

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D&D Elf trance

Sorry sir but I call bull on that.

Does the Trance trait allow an elf to finish a long rest in 4 hours? The intent is no. The Trance trait does let an elf meditate for 4 hours and then feel the way a human does after sleeping for 8 hours, but that isn’t intended to shorten an elf’s long rest. A long rest is a period of relaxation that is at least 8 hours long. It can contain sleep, reading, talking, eating, and other restful activity. Standing watch is even possible during it, but for no more than 2 hours; maintaining heightened vigilance any longer than that isn’t restful. In short, a long rest and sleep aren’t the same thing; you can sleep when you’re not taking a long rest, and you can take a long rest and not sleep.

lets highlight this part: The Trance trait does let an elf meditate for 4 hours and then feel the way a human does after sleeping for 8 hours.

T-o Feels like it???? WHAT THE HECK IS THAT MEANT TO MEAN!

You ether are or your not.

O_O How are you meant to interrupt that in game: “I slept for 4 hours just so I could say I feel like a 8 human hours.”

A long rest is a period of relaxation that is at least 8 hours long. It can contain sleep, reading, talking, eating, and other restful activity. O_O  he lost me here.  *I think he was meant to use the word relaxing.*

Standing watch is even possible during it, but for no more than 2 hours; maintaining heightened vigilance any longer than that isn’t restful. Er…..

In short, a long rest and sleep aren’t the same thing; you can sleep when you’re not taking a long rest, and you can take a long rest and not sleep.  T-o er…He actually made it a lot more confusing.

I never associated long rest with reading, talking and eating (I would associate them with being active not resting).

Resting is more physical, relaxation is more mental.

XD I’m starting to think the D&D team change thing around just so the forgotten realms book make more sense (maybe there trying to make the pieces forcefully fit so they can make a movie around them books). 

not going to post till the rainbow is gone

O_O I feel dizzy and sick every time I try and use the site.

I understand the point of the rainbow however, most site did it too their logos not there scroll down banners. Every time I try and edit anything in the text box on this site a feel myself going cross eyed which in response makes me feel ill.

Even now I have to type and check everything on Microsoft word in order to copy and paste fast onto the site (it’s going to be hard to put the tags in).

Mym magazine rant

First off: I love Mym (mostly because I don’t like Neo).

T_o I have a big problem with this months issues and just can’t ignore it.

no 39

Don’t get tricked by the cover this is a game,anime and manga reviewing magazine with the odd movie through in.

My problem with this magazine this month is that all the ratings seem fixed or manipulated for sale purposes.

Y_Y all the scores were 7 or 8.

*”Maybe they were all very good shows and games”*

The person who did the super sonico review said 3 of the episodes were really bad and they could’t even describe what the show was about in the review YET! The final score was a 7….7!  HOW! 

oh, you have love game reviews that don’t talk about the game (game of thrones review had barely anything to do with the game).

when you see a page of nothing but 7/8 on shows you know are not good something is definitely up.  O_O I don’t feel like I can even classify these as reviews in this magazine because they don’t  even ask the simple questions that a buyers would want to know about a show before making a purchase.

 I know bloggers who do better reviews then this.

If you say your doing a review give me one! don’t give me a synopses and a small personal impression at the end.

 You should be able to describe a show,book,game or manga in 3 sentences (wise words from my English literature teacher) 

What makes a mature anime?

Let rewords the: what is a mature anime?

Is it one that shows a lot of boobs, blood or maybe a show that has a lot of death?

None of them 3 things makes an anime mature in my eyes, in fact all 3 of them can be displayed in an incredibly immature manner.

  1. The show should be able to have quiet moments without breaking into a joke.
  2. Should be able to emotionally move you though the characters personal struggles not just emotional manipulation (This would be sad happening to anyone).
  3. No clear distinction between good or bad.
  4. Realism!

Being immature/innocent isn’t about not knowing what boobs, death or blood is, it’s about not understanding how someone would feel/react, it’s about not knowing what it’s like to see/be loosening loads of blood, it’s about not understanding the shock of killing/seeing someone dying in front of you.

Does the show have the balls to play out a realistic scene without reminding you it’s just a film or even a game (makes you think about what you would do in that scenario).

*full immersion seems to be a dying art.*

It all comes done to tone and context at the end of the day.

^_o Is anime mature? For the most part no, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it.

*random topic on my mind.*

paradox reviewers (why even bother).

This has been something that has been sitting in the back of my head for some time and I feel like it should be mentioned/talked about when thinking about starting any review.

  1. Why am I doing this? Simple question.
  2. Do you know the definition of review?

I don’t claim to review anime, what I do is log down my thoughts about the shows as I proceed (I don’t try and talk in depth about the ins and outs of a show).

*I don’t review properly because they can be long hard to write and can also force me to watch/read something 2-3 times (I’m still writing that Madoka manga review)*


definition: review 

  • A formal assessment of something with the intention of instituting change if necessary.
  • A critical appraisal of a book, play, film, etc. published in a newspaper or magazine.

definition: critical 

  • Expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a work of literature, music, or art.

You might be asking by this point: “What the heck is a paradox reviewer .”

well….. *How can I explain this?*  

paradox reviewer only believes in reviewing an anime from a heavy slant.

“Your not allowed to talk about an anime faults.”

“Only review things I like.”

“why do people review shows they don’t like.”

These reviewer tend to bend the review around the conclusion instead of displaying the information that lead them to that conclusion (in short: they are reviewing backwards).

The entire point to telling your findings to someone in a review is to help them come to there own conclusion not to yours.

Alignment system

*Going out so here is a random post*

Been learning the Alignment system for role-playing games and been kind of confounding me.

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Let first get past Lawful good and chaotic evil (basically the same thing but on different sides of the scale).  when I was little in church an I ask the question “Are angels good” which the pasta replied with “They contain one evil” which I replied with “Then how can they be good if they don’t know what is bad?”.

Evil and good are dictated by ones moral compass and if you don’t have a sense of morality how can you have a sense of what is right or wrong? I came to the final conclusion that angels are just obedient soldiers.

like I say:

A demon will kill you because it could

An angels will kill you because it was told to

The one thing they have in common is that they don’t care if you see yourself as good or evil.

You might ask: Are they Neutral Then? No, both sides are still too overly extreme in what they instinctively understand to be the right way of being.


“Neutral” or as I word it: Your natural way of being. 

I find that people get this one mixed up with having pure good/bad pursuits which is just not the case….in fact it’s the complete opposite of that mind set.

A Neutral character will perform an action on instinct (they are not thinking about if the actions will be seen as good or bad).  ^_^ The funny thing about the Neutral is that they will always keep that mind set no matter who/what they are interacting with (the possibilities are endless).

True Neutral: You live in a constant state of apathy.


Lawful 

Lawful Good: Will always peruse what they have has been told is righteous even at the detriment of others.

Lawful Evil: They will manipulate the law in order to benefit them.

Lawful Neutral: Will choose to get involved with any kind of politics just for the fun of it.

not much to expand on here.


Chaotic

They are unpredictable……what else is there to say?

Chaotic evil: Will purse pleasure even at the detriment of others.

Chaotic good: Will purse the pleasure of people being happy around them.

  Chaotic Neutral: They are really sporadic and dangerous (could be suffering with a mental disorder).


Those are just my thoughts on the subject. 

cute high earth defense club love defence rant

Context: The circumstance surrounding an event, statement, or idea.

The parts that come immediately before and after a word or passage and makes its meaning clearer.

^_o One of my favorite quotes : “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts.”

Why am I telling you this?  Over this last month I have seen multiple cases of things being taken out of context/warped just to make their point of view seem more valid.

I not talking about interruption or perspective, I’m only referring to people who change fact/information to fit their current needs.


If you are one of those people who don’t like “cute high earth defense club love” that is perfectly ok. What is not ok is choosing magical boy examples that don’t connect to the narrative/context of what you are arguing about. “There are plenty of magical boys” How many of them were magical teams and contained no woman?

One example they use is “is this a zombie” : “He’s a strong magical boy”  

If you were to only look at imagery you would recognize him for his sex however, the show always refers to him when transformed as a magical garment “GIRL!”.

*He is a magical zombie cross dresser with a giant pink chainsaw (If that doesn’t peek your curiosity I don’t know what will). *

In the context of the anime he is a magical girl and if you can’t deal with that it’s your own personal problem.


I’m going to place shugo chara next to spider rider in order to expand on this point.

Both of these anime’s are amid at different genders (shugo chara female/ spider rider male) and both shows don’t care about the gender of the characters. both anime’s can be argued as neutral magical shows with the only dividing outcome being who are main charterer is (is it truly a magical girl or boy show based on who the lead is?).

I don’t think it right to to argue against a magical boy team by choose singular cases .

*A magical boy team is still novelty because it’s not the norm.* 

If you can name one show that contains a magical boys team (no females) in a magical girl setting then I will listen to your argument.

If you making the argument magical boy exists you’re fine however, if your making the argument that magical boy teams are not a novelty then you have no leg to stand on.


^_^ I feel a lot better after getting that of my chest. 

odd little rant *Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? *

I was watching this anime and was enjoying it until I hit this line:

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I say this a lot but CONTEXT! 

T_o This level one male was saved by a female but, she is seen as weaker not because of her level but because of her gender.

When you save her she will offer herself as the prize.

T_T  which is apparently the best part of being an adventurer.


 

You could see it as saving a low level female however, he still expects her to be his prize.

 

rant: the price of TENA ON S-STRING manga 6 and 7

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Y_Y why do they cost over £20! 

Book 7  has not even been released yet.

The normal price is £8.

Hope I get lucky at the con this year(I really want these 2 book).

https://www.waterstones.com/books/search/term/tena+on+s+string

$33 for one manga. 

additional: if you want to truly understand how much of a rip off this is compare it to the price of Omnibuses.

Tokyo Mew Mew Omnibus: v.3 pages:576 pages £15

Tena on S-String Vol. 6 pages:352 £22