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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3780 on: June 28, 2017, 01:38:14 PM »
Problem isn't nintendo. It's all the people that are buying as many copies as they can fit in their car so they can sell them for double on Ebay.

Well... it didn't help that Nintendo only sold a limited number of them for a limited time. It was released and discontinued in the same year. I think it barely lasted even a half-a-year. And the reason given for this, last I read, was because Nintendo wanted its fans to focus on newer products.

Exactly.  Thank you.  The ebay prices wouldn't be nearly as high if there wasn't such a limited run.  Clearly there was far more demand than supply. 

I edited my last post, but only around 2.3 million units were even made for worldwide distribution.

Oh wow, that is low. I retract my previous statement. But those ebay people don't help that's for sure. I'll actually be back in the states by the end of Sept. It's tempting to wait in line for one. Then again, I'm in the market for a gaming desktop. Decisions.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3781 on: June 28, 2017, 01:41:56 PM »
Scalpers, man  >:(

I usually avoid stuff like Black Friday sales and the like but I think it'd be fun to camp out for this one, honestly  :laugh:

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3782 on: June 28, 2017, 03:06:31 PM »
My coteacher has some sort of problem with her jaw, and the doctor told her it's because she talks to much. She seemed to accept this news with some skepticism, but I believe it because she never shuts up. Ever. All she does is loudly talk. Why is she so loud? We're all just a few feet away; there's no need to shout. Sometimes I'll go hide in the English classroom during the afternoons just to get away from her endless chatter.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3783 on: June 28, 2017, 03:09:33 PM »
My coteacher has some sort of problem with her jaw, and the doctor told her it's because she talks to much. She seemed to accept this news with some skepticism, but I believe it because she never shuts up. Ever. All she does is loudly talk. Why is she so loud? We're all just a few feet away; there's no need to shout. Sometimes I'll go hide in the English classroom during the afternoons just to get away from her endless chatter.

Sounds compulsive, really.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3784 on: June 28, 2017, 03:47:53 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game.

Nintendo always under produces.

yeah they always do this, and it's one of the reasons why i dislike nintendo. there's actually a term for it - artificial scarcity.

basically they're trying to create demand for their products by making them rare.

it's stupid because the demand is already there. just make more of your damn things, Nintendo!

it's almost like they hate money.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3785 on: June 28, 2017, 03:51:42 PM »
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this is the first one it gave me.  perfect for waygook  :laugh:



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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3786 on: June 28, 2017, 04:45:07 PM »
Also I think it's silly that Nintendo wants to focus solely on newer products when they could milk the retro for easy money.  The retail cost of an NES classic was roughly the same price as a single new game for a new console.  I don't think a prolonged production of the NES classic would have necessarily detracted too much from sales of new games.  Near everyone seemed to go nuts over the new Zelda anyway.  I myself would love to have it but I'm not gonna buy a new console just for one game.

Nintendo always under produces.

yeah they always do this, and it's one of the reasons why i dislike nintendo. there's actually a term for it - artificial scarcity.

basically they're trying to create demand for their products by making them rare.

it's stupid because the demand is already there. just make more of your damn things, Nintendo!

it's almost like they hate money.

Nintendo has always done weird stuff but I imagine after the Wii U flopped they were hesitant to mass produce.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3787 on: June 29, 2017, 11:41:28 AM »
How do I insert a gif in a comment or on a post, on this here waygook.org, without it being the size of .. well the size of something really really big  :-[
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3788 on: June 29, 2017, 11:50:48 AM »
I saw a great rear-window decal on a car today.

It was an anthropomorphized apple, bowing with the word "Sorry" on it.


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3789 on: June 29, 2017, 12:20:26 PM »
http://inspirobot.me/

this is the first one it gave me.  perfect for waygook  :laugh:



This, in my opinion, is a close second. Especially for those good folk messing about in the political threads.  :smiley:

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« Reply #3790 on: June 29, 2017, 12:21:35 PM »
This, in my opinion, is a close second. Especially for those good folk messing about in the political threads.  :smiley:


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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3791 on: June 29, 2017, 12:28:31 PM »
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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3792 on: June 30, 2017, 09:16:49 AM »
Enter the teachers' office and the art teacher is standing stock still by the door, staring intently at the ground.  A student approaches the door to exit. 

Dramatically, she points and utters a single word, "모기!"

The student pauses, spies the mosquito, then grabs it out of the air in a single swipe.  He turns to bow, bid farewell, and departs. 

Like a boss. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3793 on: July 03, 2017, 11:56:54 AM »
I saw a great rear-window decal on a car today.

It was an anthropomorphized apple, bowing with the word "Sorry" on it.

At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all nerdbaby, this is probably because (for some reason, I don't know) 사과 is obviously apple, but also something you can say to say sorry. And sometimes people give apples when they want to apologize. It's not super common. But it's a thing.

사과 means apple and apology. I'll give you an apple, also means I'll apologize to you. It's punny.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3794 on: July 03, 2017, 02:04:22 PM »
I saw a great rear-window decal on a car today.

It was an anthropomorphized apple, bowing with the word "Sorry" on it.

At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all nerdbaby, this is probably because (for some reason, I don't know) 사과 is obviously apple, but also something you can say to say sorry. And sometimes people give apples when they want to apologize. It's not super common. But it's a thing.

사과 means apple and apology. I'll give you an apple, also means I'll apologize to you. It's punny.

I saw the same sticker on a different car yesterday, but it had the "Novice Driver" Korean text on it.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3795 on: July 03, 2017, 02:54:50 PM »
I saw a great rear-window decal on a car today.

It was an anthropomorphized apple, bowing with the word "Sorry" on it.

At the risk of sounding like a know-it-all nerdbaby, this is probably because (for some reason, I don't know) 사과 is obviously apple, but also something you can say to say sorry. And sometimes people give apples when they want to apologize. It's not super common. But it's a thing.

사과 means apple and apology. I'll give you an apple, also means I'll apologize to you. It's punny.

I saw the same sticker on a different car yesterday, but it had the "Novice Driver" Korean text on it.



So, sorry for being a novice driver?

I see those new drivers stickers all the time these days, I think people really dont care.

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3796 on: July 03, 2017, 03:03:20 PM »
Decided I'm gonna check out Nagasaki and Gunkanjima this next trip in Japan.  And Yufuin for a scenic train ride and to see the bakery from Kiki's Delivery Service  :laugh:

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/04/18/visit-kikis-bakery-at-a-unique-fairytale-village-in-japan/

Gonna investigate one of the cat islands too and another isle that has a petting zoo with rabbits and miscellany.  Okunoshima/rabbit island is on the list for a future trip (whenever I hit up Hiroshima/Kyoto/Osaka). 

This time is all about northern Kyushu!  Also, I'm seriously thinking about just chilling in Fukuoka/Japan for a month after I finish up my time in Korea-- there are some Airbnb options that would make it super affordable!

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3797 on: July 03, 2017, 04:25:43 PM »

This time is all about northern Kyushu!  Also, I'm seriously thinking about just chilling in Fukuoka/Japan for a month after I finish up my time in Korea-- there are some Airbnb options that would make it super (read: kind of) affordable!


Super affordable for Japan.  :wink:  And comparable to rent prices back home depending on where you're from.

There are rooms for around $15 a night and most places have discounts if you stay a week or longer.  If you're chill with having a private room with the rest of the house being communal. 

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3798 on: July 03, 2017, 08:08:47 PM »
I laughed at Final Fantasy 2, but 15!?

Seriously?

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Re: A thread for pointless Friday ramblings.
« Reply #3799 on: July 04, 2017, 09:12:58 AM »
I laughed at Final Fantasy 2, but 15!?

Seriously?

More like the never ending saga, hahaha.  Much like Mario and Pokemon, I'm sure it will go on forevermore.

Def. not complaining about several of the installments though.  Love me some 4, 6, & 7.

I also just laugh every time Miyazaki declares he's "retiring."  Taking a hiatus would be more accurate.