Masamune

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  1. Tried my hand at making some curry today (only the second time I've done so), it turned out a lot better that last time. :D Before it was kinda bland, & not nearly spicy enough (almost sweet), so this time I added some creole seasonings & habanero chile sauce, that brought it up to just about the right spice level I like (would've liked some cayenne pepper in it too, but I was out). :holy:

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      Yeah, Japanese. That's the only kind I've ever had, so I'm not sure of the differences between the different styles. :P But I can put habanero is pretty much anything, I dipped pizza in a mango/habanero sauce before & thought it was magnificent. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    2. ShonenCat

      ShonenCat

      A fellow chef I see ๐Ÿ˜ Never tried making curry before, but said Iโ€™d give it a shot sometime this year. Always been more of a noodle guy, but I can get behind what is going on here. I like spicy foods too so I am able to stomach habanero. Bet that would go really well with some steamed rice โœŒ๐Ÿป

    3. Masamune

      Masamune

      @ShonenCat Yeah, I had rice with it (Japanese style, so you pretty much have to). xD I wouldn't mind trying it with some kinda noodles too though, that'd probably be pretty good (guess that would make it kinda like aย goulash?). :hmm:

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  2. The power of Nyanners + Chrono Trigger nostalgia... that's too much. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      This doesn't have any legit reason to sound as cool and catchy as it is, lol. xD

  3. Wait, the Vita/PS3 stores aren't closing now? :blink: Well I'm glad to hear Sony isn't completely brain-dead, but now that makes me think they just bluffed all this from the beginning just so people would rush to the store & buy a ton of digital-only games at full price... :hmm: You know they made a ton of extra cash since they said they were closing shop...

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    I wonder what changed their mind, the hoards of pissed-off fans, maybe all those Vita developers they screwed over with the kits threatening a lawsuit? Or maybe Jim Ryan growing a quarter of a brain? No... no, that last one is just too unreasonable. ๐Ÿ˜…

    1. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      They certainly reaped a good benefit from all the people who went FOMO on the stores. I personally don't think they have that level of malice to make such a plan. I mean, they sure like money but evil intentions up to such a point? Nah, I'm not sure. I really can't see them doing that.

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      Now, what I think made them go back on their decision was most likely the backslash they received from fans. The news of the stores shutting down spread like a wildfire very fast and it even reached many gaming news outlets and YouTube channels, and most of the comments towards Sony as a brand were very negative on them. Therefore, someone in their PR department must've thought it'd be better to just go back on that.

    2. Masamune

      Masamune

      @Honor_Hand Hey, they're a US company now, I wouldn't put anything past them. ๐Ÿ˜…

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      But yeah, they were definitely gathering some bad press the last few weeks... from all the things I watched/read, it was almost all negative. I still can't believe someone thought that was a good idea to remove access to that many games without some sorta backup plan. :facepalm:

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      @Masamune Good point there. ๐Ÿ˜…

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      The fact that they didn't offer a single good alternative to purchasing all this legacy content while at the same time removing access to all these other games is what really infuriated most people. It's just a terrible decision any way you look at it. ๐Ÿ˜‘

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  4. I guess there was never a way found to get the 20 flag trophy in Grand Kingdom after the servers closed a while back? I might as well take that off my backlog then, I don't wanna put 150-200 hours into something that's unobtainable. ๐Ÿ˜‘

  5. Platinum #179 - Death End re;Quest! :yay:

    I think it's time I knock something off my Vita list next... :hmm:

  6. I've been on my PS3/Vita making sure I haven't missed any DLC (mostly free) I'd want, I've found a few things I missed (like the free stuff for Neptunia Re;Birth3), I went ahead & bought a couple things too...

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    If I'm not mistaken Bon Appetit was digital only besides the Limited Run copies (which are either too hard to find or too expensive now), right? So I grabbed that with its DLC for $20. & while I still have my copy of Mana Khemia on PS2, the PSP version was only $5, so I grabbed that too (wouldn't want to lose access to that gem... seriously, if you have any interest in the Atelier series, get this).

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      Damn, I missed the free DLC in Agarest 2 as well, how did that happen?! :blink:

  7. [Genshin Impact] Another new 5* character for the collection! :yay: For anyone wondering... yes, Venti is a male... I think (like 90% sure). ๐Ÿ˜…

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    That makes 6:

    • Ganyu
    • Diluc
    • Keqing
    • Zhongli
    • Mona
    • Venti

    Honestly I could've taken or left him, I've recently been working on leveling Sucrose (who has turned out great), I think the main difference with Venti is his burst just covers a lot bigger range. :hmm:

    1. Dav9834

      Dav9834

      Congrats!ย 

      I wanted him when the game first released!ย 

    2. NERVergoproxy

      NERVergoproxy

      Time top face roll with him! aww yeah!

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      I love how you had to clear up that Venti is, in fact, a male character and not a female character. I mean, Venti is just one cool-looking bard and you know it. =P

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      Sucrose is way more manageable and easier to level up than Venti. Venti is of course stronger and more versatile in the overworld considering he's a 5* character but Sucrose is pretty damn good as well. I got her very early on and I thought she wasn't going to be much to my liking...until I noticed those concealed ears of hers. It was at that moment when I realized her waifu potential was high. xD And well, her Elemental Burst is just great to gather small enemies and spam them with all sorts of reactions from other characters.

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      Zhongli was, according to a lot of people apparently, very weak when he originally came out. I personally didn't find him weak in the slightest. I mean, if you wanted to use him as main DPS, yeah, he wasn't that good, but as a support role, I thought he was very strong and useful. My girl got him and I always thought he was reasonably strong for a 5* star. miHoYo did buff him on an update not too long ago alongside the other Geo characters as well. Now I think he's ridiculously strong with all the buffs they gave him. =P

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  8. It'd be nice if Sony had a huge PS3/Vita sale before the stores get taken down... but seriously, what's the chances of that happening? ๐Ÿ˜…

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      Yeah, I don't really see it happening either.ย ๐Ÿ˜… It'd be nice to see a bit of goodwill from Sony though since they're removing access to the hundreds, if not thousands of digital-only titles out there for the PS3/Vita. ๐Ÿ˜‘

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      In the end, I believe it would attract a lot more people to buy some extra games, even if they just did a short sale during the week before they're gone for good. :hmm:

    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      It'd be nice if they did some sort of clearance sale due to the closure of the store, but I really doubt they're going to do anything like that.

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      As I've said already, I don't think falling prey to FOMO is a good idea here. Most of those titles are unreasonably priced considering their age and Sony's incredible mishandling of the store. If there are some very select games that you want to get, that's fine. But don't go crazy and overspend on it because it simply isn't good business. They really don't deserve any goodwill from customers if they aren't giving a good service back to us.

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    3. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      Unlikely, but would be nice

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  9. Platinum #178 - The Witch & the Hundred Knight 2

    Kinda glad that's over, it was nowhere near as good as I was expecting... ๐Ÿ˜…

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      Thanks! ^_^

      @Honor_Hand Yeah, the first one (especially its re-release) was far better, both in terms of the story & gameplay. ๐Ÿ˜’

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  10. Platinum #177 - Jurassic World Evolution! :yay:

    Only thing I can say I was disappointed about was that there were no avian or sea dinos, only land based ones (& half of them all look very similar) ๐Ÿ˜…

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    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      @Masamune Ouch, I haven't done that one yet. ๐Ÿ˜… I didn't have much of a problem with the ones I did. Except with the harp one maybe, lol. Good thing the rewards didn't require a high enough score because I messed up a lot in the hardest setting. I'm not too good with rhythm games. It was still nice, though. I enjoyed playing the harp. :P

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    4. Masamune

      Masamune

      Thanks! ^_^

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      @Honor_HandI was worried about the rhythm game when I first did it because my score was nowhere near the high score, but thankfully the higher difficulties give a lot better points. I messed up a lot too, but I still managed to get it done on the first try (I did have to remove my Seelie pet though, its background movement kept screwing up my timing). ๐Ÿ˜…

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  11. Platinum #176 - Ghost of Tsushima! ^_^

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    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Nice work, congrats! ๐Ÿ‘

    3. Masamune

      Masamune

      Thanks! ^_^

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      What I'm working on next is Jurassic World Evolution, actually I started it yesterday & pretty much played it all night... I already have 4/5 of the islands unlocked. ๐Ÿ˜…

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  12. Finally started Ghost of Tsushima back up after... 2-3 weeks, I guess? I've completely forgotten the controls now, this is why I hate taking breaks from games. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    1. funboy1246

      funboy1246

      it should come back to ya soon enough. controls for that aren't super hard. have fun

  13. I've watched this more times than a sane person should... ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    1. Dav9834

      Dav9834

      Omg the hell lol

  14. [Genshin Impact] Well I'll probably miss out on getting Hu Tao (unless I get extremely lucky like I did with Ganyu), but at least I got a real good pyro character in her place...

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    Between him & Ganyu, I should be able to take on pretty much anything now, so I'm not too disappointed (plus this just means my next 5* I get will be a 100% guarantee). :P

  15. Since it's been months (if not a year) since I last got something on PSN, I grabbed a few things in the current sale before it ended. I would've gotten Maneater too, but that's still a bit more than I'd like (for me to buy digital, it usually has to be under $15). :hmm:

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    void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium - $14.99

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    A little higher than I wanted to pay for it, but I've been wanting to try it.

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    Jurassic World Evolution - $9.99

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    I remember really enjoying the original on... the PS1? So I figured I grab this.

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    Metro Exodus Expansion Pass - $9.99

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    Yeah, Exodus is my least favorite in the series, but I'm hoping the DLC will improve it some...

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    Like with the rest of the things in my backlog, the hardest thing now is just finding time to play them. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    2. Cleggworth

      Cleggworth

      I just finished Jurassic Worldย Evolution,ย Fantastic game ๐Ÿ‘

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Good purchases! For digital, I try to never go over $20 per game. My sweet spot is usually on anything below $10-15 as well.

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      So far I've gotten only 4 games from this sale. Not sure If I'm going to get anything else. :hmm:

  16. Season 2 of "That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime" has finally started! :D It's been so long, I almost forgot about this anime, hopefully it'll be as good as S1 was. ^_^

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      Yeah, S1 was great, definitely one of my favorite isekai anime I've seen. I'm looking forward to S3 of Log Horizon too, I think that's actually airing now too, but I'm waiting for the dub. :P

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      Oh, & S2 of The Rising of the Shield Hero is another. xD

    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Yep, season 3 of Log Horizon is airing as well. Need to catch up on that one because I've only seen the first season.

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      Re:Zero also got its second season not too long ago I think. And with The Rising of the Shield Hero in tow we've got plenty of isekai to look forward to. :P

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      I really need to catch up with all of these series at one time or another. ๐Ÿ˜…

    3. Masamune

      Masamune

      Re:Zero S2 is already done (at least the first 13 episodes), but it has a S2: Part II that I think is currently airing too. :hmm:

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  17. [Genshin Impact] If anyone on the US server needs some extra photos for the Flushes of Fortune event, let me know because I have a decent amount left over. :P

    Currently I have 4 red, 8 blue, 10 yellow, 3 brown, & 2 purple.

  18. Cool, I just got my $10 PSN code from Swagbucks. ^_^ It did take 3-4 days to get it, & the surveys are annoying as hell, but a little extra in the PSN wallet never hurt. This'll go straight to Genshin! :P

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    Here's the awesome part though, I just got enough points for a $20 card too, & that was just from playing a simple slot game for a couple days (Pop Slots, I think?). xD It says it's pending for 6 days, so hopefully it'll go through, then I'll get a $20 card as well. ^_^

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      Honestly if I do it anymore, I'll probably just stick to the game offers, the surveys aren't really worth the trouble (& half the time they don't even work). ๐Ÿ˜…

  19. Just got this in today...

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    Yeah, I said I wasn't going to bother with it till the other parts were out, but it was on sale & I had a giftcard I needed to use, so I only paid $20 for it. It should be worth that, yeah? :P

    1. Alantor32

      Alantor32

      Nice! Hope u enjoy!

    2. Masamune

      Masamune

      Yeah, I'm hoping I'll enjoy it, at least more than XV anyways... although that's not saying a lot. ๐Ÿ˜… I am very biased towards the original though, so I'll probably nit-pick every little thing in the remake. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      I'm still slowly working through Ghost of Tsushima right now, so I won't be starting it anytime soon. I am tempted to wait & make it my 200th plat as well. :hmm:

    3. Stan Lee

      Stan Lee

      You'll find that it is a full game in and of itself anyway, you'll soon forget all about the other "parts" ahead and enjoy the ride.

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  20. Have to admit, I'm kinda disappointed in the Yashahime anime so far... 10 episodes in & it's not really improving either (can't even compare to the original Inuyasha anime). :unsure:

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    Maybe if the story focused more on Moroha rather than the 2 sisters, it'd be more enjoyable. Buy yeah, I'm losing more & more expectations with each episode. ๐Ÿ˜…

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      Inuyasha was the thing that got me into anime in the first place, so I am a bit bias towards it. :P I've watched all of the main series, Final Act, & even the 4 movies (multiple times). xD Yashahime is a direct sequel after Final Act though (takes place around 14 or so years later?), so I wouldn't recommend skipping to that... if anything, at least watch Final Act first, which is the final 26 episodes.

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      But if you find the main series boring, Yashahime will probably put you to sleep... I mean, after 10 episodes, there's been little to no character development (half the episodes so far has just been the 3 girls accepting a demon bounty, killing it, repeat), the old characters are pretty much gone so far, & Moroha (who I was expecting to be the MC) has been little more that just a comic relief. <_<

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      I'll stick with it for now, I just hope it doesn't have as many episodes as the main series did... because I don't think I can do it that long. ๐Ÿ˜…

    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Haha, noted. :D I only watched the main series somewhere up to episode 110-115. I then stopped at that point because there was so much filler man. I was having a good time with it but then I got sidetracked and forgot about it. I do have the movies and the Final Act season on my hard drive, though.

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      Sounds like the series is up to a rocky start. I'm going to pass your opinion to my girl but I think she's still determined to watch it. Any idea how many episodes they're going to be airing? Lol, I don't think it's going to last nearly as much as the original. Maybe 24 or 30 something episodes max. ๐Ÿ˜…

    3. Masamune

      Masamune

      I think it's up to 16 or 17 so far (dub is only on 10 though)? So I'm assuming 24-26, around the same as Final Act. :hmm:

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  21. [Genshin Impact] After dozens of previous tries, I finally cleared one of my few remaining challenges...

    You'd think I'd do better with 2 pyro characters in my party for that 25% ATK boost, but no... seemed I was dealing a lot higher DPS with 2 cryos? Guess I was getting lucky with the crits. :yay: That may've been my last challenge too, I need to check & see if I ever did the one near Springvale with the 3 Abyss Mages. :hmm:

    1. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      The true power of the Cocogoat has been unleashed! :awesome:

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      That's the big Stonehide Lawachurl dude from Guyun Stone forest, right? I remember him. I... I didn't have much trouble with him. I think I managed to beat him on my second or third try when I first went to that area of the map, and yeah, if you get lucky you can CRIT his ass to oblivion. XP

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      Now, those 3 Abyss Mages near Springvale. I think I know the one you're talking about. I haven't been able to beat that one. ๐Ÿ˜…

    2. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Lol, now I remembered why I didn't have much of a trouble with the Stonehide Lawachurl. I did it in co-op. Sorry about that. I knew I was forgetting something important. ๐Ÿ˜…

    3. Masamune

      Masamune

      @Dav9834 Yeah, I've pretty much did everything in the game so far... even my exploration rate is around 95%-100%. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      @Honor_Hand I did the 3 Abyss Mages challenge after that, surprisingly it only took me a couple tries to do. ^_^ & yeah, playing in co-op would probably make a huge difference. ๐Ÿ˜…

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  22. [Genshin Impact] I don't really have anything leveled yet due to lack of mora, but I think I have a good start on my artifact set for Ganyu. ^_^

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    1. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      A good start? I'd say you got a near-perfect set of artifacts. Wanna see the Blizzard set I got with a boost on Defense and Geo DMG, lol? ๐Ÿ˜‚

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      The flower and the plume look pretty good. The ones that could be slightly better are the other three. The main attribute they're raising is perfect but the secondaries could be better, especially the circlet. But yeah, other than that, it's a very good set for the Cocogoat I think. :hmm:

    2. Masamune

      Masamune

      The flower & circlet I got on my very last battle too, I was wondering if I'd even get a full set today. xD I would've liked a couple more ATK% boosts for the sub stats, & maybe a CRIT chance boost instead of DMG on the circlet, but yeah, I'm happy with this for now. ^_^

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      When I'm leveling them, watch all the random boost go straight to the crap stats & not my % boosts... <_<

  23. Genshin Impact, 100%! :yay:

    Hopefully it'll be getting more trophies when the next arc is released. ^_^

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    2. Mike13858

      Mike13858

      @Honor_Handย There are very few free to play games that have a platinum trophy from what I can see. Almost all of them are just 100% lists with no platinum. The only one I can think of with a platinum is The Playroom VR, but that game was made by a Sony owned company.

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      @Mike13858 That's true. I've noticed a good number of FTP games on the console don't have a Platinum. Maybe there's a policy set in by Sony that limits FTP games to only have a 100% list and no Platinum. It could very well be that.

    4. Masamune

      Masamune

      Thanks! ^_^

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      @Mike13858 Fallout Shelter has a plat, that's the only one I can think of. :hmm:

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  24. Platinum #175 - Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash! :yay:

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    1. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Awesome work, congrats!

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      A game for the truly cultured man. And as I said before, great taste in waifus as well. That picture on the MRP thread tells a lot about what you're into. :awesome:ย 

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      @Asuna Yuuki Totally try them out. They're not super deep games or anything but they're a fun and easy fun-with-waifus type of games. :)

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  25. Nyanners just hit 1M subscribers... however it was too late...

    Yeah, that was the first video I watched on new years... nothing like starting out the year with something that depressing. ๐Ÿ˜…

    1. Masamune

      Masamune

      Yeah, I think she did do a Christmas karaoke thing, I never watched it though since it was like 2 hours long. ๐Ÿ˜…

    2. Masamune

      Masamune

      Part 2...

      Yeah, she's definitely my favorite VTuber. ๐Ÿ˜‚

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Tripping over and hitting her head with a rock sounds a lot more like the Nyanners we love, lmao. ๐Ÿ˜‚

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