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_StrikE_

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  1. So for some time now, ever since i had the chance to get a vacation (well even after that one week till now), i managed to really crunch on JP Light and Web Novels, it was a really exhilarating experience, which i will share it now, while trying not to spoil anything, first i started with the anime How not To summon a Demon Lord:

     

    I'll also thrown in this video as its to funny not to do it:

    I started with the anime because it makes the process of visualizing while reading way faster, eventually even with WN's/LN's that i don't see an anime of is done rather good but i do need to soak up some info for it to be a clear image, by this point in time i think that my mind has been warped so much that it became an anime studios in its own right.... Properly visualizing (even assigning seyuu's) all of the things as i'm reading... Also for all novels i will offer first the general description given by NovelUpdates, then my personal feedback on it, as they do a better job of describing them it then i'd ever do lol:

    Now then... The fist one i started with was of course How not To Summon a DemonLord (Light Novel/Ongoing):

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    The basic premise is this:

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    In regards to the MMORPG Cross Reverie, Sakamoto Takuma boasted an overwhelming strength that was enough for him to be called the Demon King by the other players. One day, he gets summoned to another world with his appearance in the game. There, there are two people that insist “I am the real summon master.” Takuma gets slave-turning magic used for summoned beasts cast on him by the girls –
    However, the peculiar ability {Magic Reflection} was invoked! The ones that were turned to slaves were the girls!
    Takuma was bewildered. He’s the strongest magician but, he doesn’t have any social skills. Panicking, the first words that came out were the ones that he used inside the game role playing the Demon King!? “I’m amazing you say? Of course I am. I am Diablo……The one feared as the Demon King!”
    This is the story the Demon King (acting) that would soon inspire the world and his other world adventure that he plunges through with his absolute strength, raise the curtain!

    Just like in the anime (if you saw the anime) the Demon Lord act is taken a bit to far and exaggerated a bit to much... That's the biggest fault i can honestly give it though, and while from time to time it is taken to far, it doesn't get in the way of the enjoyment of the novel. This is a very light spoiler, but i feel this needs to be said, the author, is a shrewd one, despite of quite a lack on the MC side with basic communications and lack of even basic social skills, as hopeless as he may appear to be early one, he is not dense, and is pretty good at both reading the mood and seeing through people, there is only one place where he made a mistake (and its also the only place where the author could have written it better, basically a certain situation with an Elf and a flute that felt forced) but the growth he got from that was well worth it at the end and in future endeavors, so it didn't bother me that much since the results that went from there for the story and character where quite nice even if the base was at first a bit unsteady. He is pretty OP but not invincible by a long shot, but the way he charges forward and thinks is really one of the biggest pros of this novel, and the way that he subtly grows. I read up to volume 10 and i can't wait to pick it up and continue.

    The next novel was Skeleton knight in Another World (Web Novel/Completed):

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    The protagonist fell asleep while playing an online game. However, he awoke in a strange world with his game character’s appearance. In a state of shock, he noticed that he was equipped with nothing but his strongest weapon and armor. To make matters worse, our hero’s appearance was changed by the special avatar skin『Skeleton』when he entered this new world. The protagonist wanted to live without drawing attention, but he got acquainted with the dark elf Ariana and received her request.

    It was a fun read, it has its faults, like the author in some fights making him feel all over the place, and there's to little development to some characters with quite a lot of potential, with quite a few of them you get the feeling "Hmm... he looks interesting, and there's a lot of exposition, i'm getting excited how it will work out" and then that character never to be mentioned again, at other times, its not just characters this happens in the story as well, there's a few events that makes you expect having quite large ramifications that just ends up in oblivion not being of any real influence... Despite that it was delectable, the world and lore is interesting, the story for what it is, its not bad, and i had fun reading it., this is also a good read for those that want nothing to do with Harems in there lecture.

    Afterwards i proceeded with "That Person Later On" (Web Novel/Completed):

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    Wazu was an ordinary townsman who shut himself off in the “mountain” because of an unfortunate course of events. After 2 years, he decided to come down from the mountain to meet with people. But there were various misunderstanding about the “mountain” which he shut himself off in. And then he repeatedly had encounters with people. And after that. . .

    For those like me that enjoy a light fantasy Harem story its a fun read, its faults being that its a bit rushed and jumps between events to fast/forceful, the end especially feels on the rush side. That said there's character development, lots of fun characters besides the protagonist (like the Dragon King and his family), while the protagonist starts of quite feeble personality wise he does have growth from all points of view (albeit rushed). As i said, a fun read, once the LN's are completed and translated i'm going to pick this one again, as i'm quite curious of the changes and i hope the author handles the rash nature better. This novel also sports an element i really, really love, different character POV's, well mainly for and his love interests, but its an element i really enjoy, not seeing it only from the point of view of the protagonist but from those that interacted with him and were saved by him. I will say this, the bandit encounters in this one summed up in one word: Priceless.

    Last one would be Sevens (Web Novel/Completed, and this one was AMAZING):

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    Lyle Walt is a young noble boy and heir looking forward to the day he can inherit his family’s territory. Except around when he was 10 year old, his parents started neglecting him more and more in favour of his little sister, Celes.
    On his fifteenth birthday, he is challenged to a duel by his sister to see who will inherit the household and horribly loses, being cast out of his family. Afterwards, he gets treated by the family groundskeeper and receives the family heirloom Gem from him that Lyle’s grandfather had entrusted to him. From there, he begins an aimless journey with his childhood friend and former fiancée, Novem, and the Gem-turned-Jewel that houses the memories, personalities, and Skills of seven of his ancestors.

    I will be blunt, description wise it didn't sound that interesting, and i only started it because of the harem tag, i didn't had much expectations, BUT DAMN WAS I MISTAKEN! This, this is a masterpiece in its own right, up to volume 8 it was decent read, it didn't stand out but it was in no way a bad read either with an interesting point of view, however, after volume 8 it really picks up the pace and quite honestly i couldn't stop myself from reading it, i was glued for days! How should i say this ? It offers a really down to earth view on magic, being an adventurer (also focusing on the demerits and the problems and what it means down to even simple things as an adventurer) , and even harems. Don't be turned of by the harem tag on this one, because its not followed by the anime tropes of it, its portrayed in a more down to earth view, showing quite the gritty parts of being in such a situation, especially in working environments such it being with party members of your fellows adventurers (like being forced to see parts of others you wouldn't really like to see). There's a lot of movement behind the scenes, schemes and even factions, plus various other elements. Though while interesting don't worry harem is not the main part, the story is about him moving along in the world and growing, his hopeless at the start but grows quite impressively, this is the best and most amazing character growth i have seen in a protagonist EVER! The lore, the details and the story are nothing short of impressive as well, its really, really good. All characters are nicely elaborated, including the ancestors, they all got quite the story to share, with the 3rd and the 5th being my favorite. Unfortunately i can't get into the details why its so good and amazing as it would mean spoiling a lot (yup there's so many vital points into what makes it good that its hard to put it into words that wont spoil it), but please give it a try its really, really an amazing piece of work, this one i will definitely read it again once the Light novel is completed.

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    2. TopHatProductions115

      TopHatProductions115

      The flat is justice vid was priceless 😂 

    3. _StrikE_

      _StrikE_

      @germgoatz If my content is such a problem for you there is an ignore function, use it.

       

      @TopHatProductions115: indeed 🤣.

    4. VegetableStu

      VegetableStu

      ignore function doesn't work on status updates for some reason ._.

      EDIT: the replies, yes; the headers, no

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    1. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      that's only 13 pages of notifs, not bad. Could use 5 more pages

    2. _StrikE_

      _StrikE_

      @Jtalk4456 i may be an undead but your a demon!

  3. Basically after watching this video: I was wondering if its possible to do the same with windows XP or Windows 2000, basically through this make XP use most of the PC power.
  4. _StrikE_

    Is FX still worth

    I used to and still love the FX CPU's, but at this time other then a cheap workstation or media computer there's no point in using them now to build a PC, especially not a gaming PC, taking into account the power consumption and costs to get an FX with a good overclock so that a majority of games work decently you could get something a lot better (and mind you that can only be with an FX 43XX or 83XX, as most 63XX are horrible overclockers, and while the FX43XX can overclock decently even overclocked it doesn't provide a good gaming experience). FX CPU's where viable depending on the usage and overclock up till Skylake, after that and especially with ryzen plus the second hand market saturated with various past intel cpu's and hardware you can get a much better value and well performing machine for gaming then investing in a FX CPU.
  5. _StrikE_

    Opinions? Rx 580 vs GTX 1060?

    Unless you have a low end power supply the only reason to get a 1060 over an RX580 is if you plan to use it for emulation in a windows environment, which depending on what your emulating still relies heavily on OpenGL. Otherwise for regular PC gaming RX580 all the way.
  6. I'm back for a bit, since i have a few days off with easter and all, so with this occasion, I wish a happy easter to those that celebrate it now (this applies to some countries in the central/eastern part of europe, and some african countries as well for those curious).

     

    Speaking of Easter and Spring, went and made some edits/papers for my desktop, i have no idea why, but whenever it comes to using Lilith/Taimanin Asagi sources as a base i tend to really get inspired and end up with nice results:

     

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    As for a more eastery related content wise, i went with a bunny for my phone screen, well with a twist , its a rather naughty bunny actually:

     

     

    Spoiler

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    1. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      Naughty bunnies you say?

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    2. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      thought that pfp was nsfw for a second...

  7. But wasn't the whole point of linus's video to use a GPU not officially supported with MAC OS in a way that it tricks the Mac OS to think its an official GPU ? So that they avoid it being a hackintosh os ?
  8. What do you mean by this ? I need RTX 2060 gpu drivers for Windows XP as well ? oO
  9. Yup, i wanna run XP on my current machine but with passthrough so it can fully utlize my resources, so i was wondering if there was support for that.
  10. _StrikE_

    980 ti for productivity

    Do take note that the tensor cores on the 2060/2070 can help with deep learning/machine learning, if your productivity work also includes that it might not be bad to go for those. If it doesn't yeah going for the 980TI feels good value wise.
  11. This gives a whole new meaning to exploring the black hole:

     

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  12. You probably heard the expression "the sky is the limit" well not to the anime community, they will go where no one has ever gone before and lewd even a black hole:

     

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    Gotta love their tenacity.

    1. imreloadin

      imreloadin

      I see where it has been focusing all dat mass xD

    2. Cyberspirit

      Cyberspirit

      Yeah, she's been popping up a lot recently, it's great. xD

    3. Jtalk4456

      Jtalk4456

      sex stuff aside, some of the art has been really good for this one!

  13. Now this is the way to play Sekiro:

     

    https://m.9gag.com/gag/aMZqG5x

     

    1. Cyberspirit

      Cyberspirit

      I haven't played Sekiro yet, is this safe to watch?

    2. _StrikE_

      _StrikE_

      @Cyberspirit yup, don't worry.

  14. So last year i found a game that caught my fancy but it was announced that it will only come later this year, never forgot about it but i did forget the name, yesterday i decided to check up on it, IT TOOK ME HALF A DAY AT LEAST to find the game at one point i thought i dreamed it or something.... I barely managed to find it after a lot of searching and browsing through a lot of articles and videos, but i did it i found it, Wing Of Darkness:

     

     

     

    This is the PAX english video:

     

     

    Searching for this was quite a challenge it nearly drove me insane...

  15. You have all probably heard the expression "anime on crack", well this anime on coke:

     

     

    Its also addicting as hell...

    1. Skanky Sylveon

      Skanky Sylveon

      Coke as in the soda, cocaine, or the old versions of the soda that had cocaine in it?

      Spoiler

      Yes, coca cola used to have cocaine in it until the 1930s, the coca leafs are still actively used actually, the cocaine is just processed out of the leafs.

       

      Although there still may be trace amounts of cocaine in coca cola that we don't know about. 

       

    2. _StrikE_

      _StrikE_

      @Skanky Sylveon looking at the video... i guess all of the above ?

  16. Addicting Anime Clips that you could listen to for hours part 2:

     

     

    Your day is ruined and you can't get it out of your head ? Please direct all hate messages to @Skanky Sylveon, his the one that started it with Aya, Aya...

     

    Full video for reference/research purposes:

     

    Again not that i listened for hours.... But yeah i did it.

  17. NSFW CONTENT BEWARE!

     

    That said game of the year, will play, 10/10, waifu/pantsu award:

     

     

    Edit: forgot to mention the game will actually be a mix between mass effect 3 style of space exploration mixed with shootemup for the space mission and xcom for land missions. And of course lots of plot, thick plot apparently. More info on their Kickstarter i guess ?

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    2. Cyberspirit

      Cyberspirit

      That's cool, guess we'll see how it turns out. I never animated myself but, nowadays most people dropped SFM and moved onto blender instead from what I can tell.

    3. _StrikE_

      _StrikE_

      @Cyberspirit no there's a confusion, blender is a program that you can use to create 3D renders/models and animations. Source filmmaker was a modified source engine designed to create movies using 3D resources, same resources as for games. And now Studio FOW has moved to unreal engine to make their movies.

    4. Cyberspirit

      Cyberspirit

      @_StrikE_ Not sure if you've been following this or not but, they are already at $1.000.000 and counting. xD

  18. Gonna take a break, I'm pretty sure I won't browse the forum, but every now and then i will look up status updates, of the people i follow, sorry towards all the nice content I'll miss....

    1. Skanky Sylveon
    2. Lagercat1

      Lagercat1

      aww asd to see you go, anojoy the real world for a bit

    3. _StrikE_

      _StrikE_

      @Lagercat1 real world ? Bah....

  19. _StrikE_

    VRAM Usage GDDR5 vs GDDR6 at Same Graphical Settings?

    2560x1080 for resolution, i used fraps this time as i didn't bothered with MSI afterburner with this windows reinstall, i may do it at a later time, but right now everything is really heck-tick for me, in game it said it would use 6.03 Gb, but i would take VRAM usage in software with a grain of salt, this video explains a few things nicely: If the card is fast enough that by the time scenes change it can flush old resources while loading new ones then down to a certain point VRAM doesn't affect you much.
  20. _StrikE_

    VRAM Usage GDDR5 vs GDDR6 at Same Graphical Settings?

    I have a friend in Africa so i understand your concern to data caps, that out of the way... Honestly thanks for the heads up i had no idea about the update... Game looks gorgeous/amazing with it so i can see why you really wanna keep it besides the bandwidth investment. As for the results, honestly it makes no difference, performance wise, i get the very same results i had before, i play on the highest settings preset, and of course i went in advanced settings menu and activated the HD textures, except for the improved visuals i get the same stable 60 FPS with some dips to 57-56 FPS lows ever so rarely then ( i have no idea about the maximum frames since i didn't bothered disabling V-Sync, before they where at 75-80). Do take note though that i'm running the game of an SSD and i do have the best RTX 2060 card variant, also i could only test the ancient forest now, previously i could all zones but due to me being stupid and accidentally deleting my main save i lost access for now, basically i hunted 2 monsters, and took a lap around the ancient forest. But this update sure gives back life and fun to the game, i may start it up again.
  21. _StrikE_

    VRAM Usage GDDR5 vs GDDR6 at Same Graphical Settings?

    I'll test it out if you want since i have an rtx 2060 and mhw, just need the update.
  22. _StrikE_

    Good CPU to pair with 1050ti

    Well for most games and dota it will be fine, especially 60 fps, but for cpu intensive games like pubg, ashes of the singularity, assassin's creed games, it will stutter, pretty badly.
  23. Adicting anime videos that i could watch for hours part 1:

     

     

    Blame this idea @Skanky Sylveon , also of course i'm not saying i've actually watched this for hours....

     

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    But i did watch it for hours... and hours... and hours... did i actually said i watched it ? Sorry i meant i'm watching it for hours...

     

    1. Cyberspirit

      Cyberspirit

      Spoiler

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  24. I don't know about the Booksize PC, but not everyone is perfect, JayztoCents made some pretty bad mistakes with the FX cpu's, especially his OC guides for them where sh... and filled with wrong info, but that wont make me say everything he does is bad, in fact most of his content is nice, at the end of the day they are people to, and are allowed to be mistaken once in a while. Hardware unboxed's tests include everything from newer titles to older ones, they had games that favored both card if you bothered to watch the video honestly, i dunno about the past but ever since i started watching them they do some of the most extensive tests, and that video is only two months old so its still pretty relevant, i haven't really watched them for anything else but as far graphic card reviews go they are in line with tech jesus (and they both respect each other while having some different approaches so that to helps to). Of course there's bad 1060 cards, there's pretty much bad cards for most models out there, it was night and that reply was given in a hurry as i was on a late shift at work, but i only meant that the 1060 3Gb doesn't have to be completely disregarded as an option if the budget was very strict and the difference in money was big up to an RX, not that he should definitely go buy it. As far as strictly cards go the Zotac 1060 is more reliable then the Armor RX580, but your going to miss out on the free games then, value wise in all honesty if you can go to a higher tier then at least look for an RX570 8Gb that isn't an armor as you get a free game with that to (if the game isn't interesting to you i'd go with the Zotac then though), best case though is an RX580 that isn't an armor as that is a card that will set you up for quite a while and you also get 2 free games.
  25. Here you go, despite the difference in specs they aren't that far apart in most tests: Also i take back what i said about i said regarding Odissey, either the uploader mixed the results of the 6gb and 3gb cards or he skewed the results in favor of the 1060, unlike others i'm capable of admitting when i was wrong. PS: stop putting words in other people's mouth and brush up on your English since it seems you have problems interpreting text, or are either to distracted to read till the end of a post, and following the whole conversation as on the previous page he was also interested in the RX570 4Gb card, as i really don't understand how this part: Could be interpreted as:
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