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Finished Mastering S2 and S3 of Rosmontis, half way through with S1.
I do try to 200% Trust them all so I try to get them to an usable level (which I define as SL6-7 and E1L50-60), so much of the time I'm actually bending over backwards to fit whoever I'm trust-farming ATM into clear strats. :P
...though this has the caveat that Ops already at 200% then get benched unless they're just too essential (Silverdaddy, Eyja and Gravel fall here a LOT), too fun (eg. Ifrit whenever an IFRIT LANE :exists:) or too convenient (eg. flagbearer Vanguards + Bagpipe, Ptilopsis) to leave out. Like I don't even remember when I last actually took Liskarm to a new stage - she was one of my starter pulls and did a lot of work early on...
I never bothered and just keep using the same operators to beat stages and whoever I'm trust farming at the moment usually is benching, unless they're decently leveled and/or I need them to beat stage. Maybe that's not good idea either, because I ended up mostly using a handful of operators because of that. And yea, I also have some operators that I used to use all the time, but as I got better at game/got operators that could cover the need/are straight better, I didn't use them in ages. Still I'm still not breezing through everything, so I don't feel bored enough to put limitation on myself to feel challenged yet.
In terms of sheer general utility I'd say
Schwing Schwing ManSilverdaddy or Suzu
As myrrhmidon already mentioned, you missed that I just got Suzuran from this banner. Also honestly, while I realize that I have clear bias towards some broken operators that either are universally considered broken or feel boring to use, so I don't want to use them, while also using other equally broken or easy to use operators (probably cos they're not used as often/not constantly called op and brain-dead) simply because I like them or like to use them, at this point I manage to beat all the content only using my operators and never having to resort to using SilverAsh, Surtr or Thorns, so I kinda want to keep it that way. Of course I'll probably lvl them up and use them if I'd actually happen to drop them (though not sure), but I really don't feel like going out of my way to do so. Especially considering that I had chance to get SilverAsh thrice already and I skipped him every time. When I got my first ever Top tag and could go for either guarantee him or Ifrit and went for Ifrit, with previous pick 6 star operator and recently in shop. Picking him now would just feel like giving in.
her second talent muscles in on Pramanix and Shamare's action
cries in no Shamare
Also honorary mention to Mostima.
Actually from what I briefly used her in Rouge-like (like 1, maybe 2 times max) I did like her and that's why she was one of operators I was considering picking, because I can see myself actually using her and not leaving her forever forgotten and unleveled.
Personally kinda tempted to buy the pack and grab either
iizi moodo ketBlaze or Suzu. It's kinda more money than I'm usually willing to throw at an online game in one go - I could literally buy several full games with that sum after all - but I do legit like AK enough to seriously consider making an exception to my usual principles in these matters.
Yea, that's exactly how it's for me. Spending money on gacha games just feels like a waste, but AK is just so good and so generous I actually evolved from mostly free to play to small dolphin, just because of all the good will game gained from me.
R8-8 was just annoying as fuck since you had to be extra careful about deployment order and you can't mess up at all.
I actually really liked it, because it was break from the usual format and it felt like solving puzzle. I didn't find it that hard and just needed to modify my strat slightly to unlock secret ending, because I let Talulah tank some hits from 1 of drones, which brought her bellow 50%.
Also used Ch'en and Guardmiya for the lore, though not the correct skill cause those do not work very well at skill level 7....
I used them too, but mostly cos they turned out to be vital to my strat. Kinda happy condition was using Guard Amiya, cos it made me realize that her S1 is really good at tanking fireballs with 60% arts dodge chance.
when Talulah becomes playable.
Honestly if her or FrostNova will ever become playable, I'll probably save for them.
Speaking of, Hell Stages got announced to be out this Friday. Goodluck with those.
Lol? I thought they're unlocked as soon you beat story. Had no idea they're actually date-locked.
Kind of "collection only" as her kit is rather self-contradicting :/
I didn't really invest in her yet, so I didn't use her much, but if you look at her S2 more just as a pretty strong slow, that sometimes can deal bonus true dmg, I don't think she's that bad. Dreamy used her to beat H6-4.
Ok, so I finally beat JT8-3. To be clear, I beat JT8-2 fairly easy last week and then had a week break before returning to JT8-3 now. Didn't use Daddy, Surtr or Nightingale to beat either as well. Honestly, I kinda overreacted, but after reading Snake's skills again I realized what was killing me was not the burn explosion per se, but the fact I was deploying 2 operators next to one another, which was why they were getting one-shotted. Honestly it was frustrating, but I also really enjoyed the challenge. I really wish there was a way to see how long buff/debuff lasts on operators (maybe when clicking on them seeing a list?) as well as some sort of cooldown for Talulah's skills. It was very frustrating, cos you had to kept track of 2 abilities (3 if you count her sword slash) without a easy way to do it as well which of your operators are currently burnt and when their burnt ends. I tried to keep my deployment order and timing roughly the same and yet I lost so many times without really understanding what went wrong. The timing of heals/Whisperian's S1 and slight rng in general didn't help either. I tried to minimalize it as much as possible, but sometimes I still wasn't sure why something worked this time and not another.
Max pot E1 lvl 70 SR7 of Whisperian really came in hand for those fights. My strat was probably weird af, cos my main dmg dealers were Eyja, Rosmontis and Hellagur to tank Talulah, while Exusiai was taking care of bears, Amiya and Ch'en dealt with Raiders and Perfumer with Whisperian kept everyone alive. Used Gummy and Saria to help tanking fireballs, as well as Gravel that also help stalling Talulah few times (so I can kill Raiders, before fireballs kill Ch'en) and later helped taking some focus away from others. I liked using her few times to take one of Burning Breaths. I actually could kill Talulah's phase 1 and take like half of health from phase 2 relatively reliable, finishing her off was the biggest issue. I actually let her go once, just to see what happens after her, so I can prepare and cleared stage like that first time. Was kinda disappointed you can just do it if you don't care about getting 3 stars/unlocking challenge mode and was even considering ignoring stage for now, but decided to properly beat it. Took me entire day. I actually managed to kill her phase 2 in one of my pretty early attempts, but then couldn't deal with fireballs and so I lost to bears. Couldn't really replicate that later. I guess my final strategy was somewhat similar to what I did back then?
Also cleared 400 kills in new Anni with second attempt, though my auto is definitely not stable, so will need to work on that.
So about story. I really enjoyed it. I liked the format it was done in. That was kinda my issue with previous episodes. I was used to Magia Record and definitely FGO, which have a lot of story in new chapters, but it felt like AK in comparison didn't have it as much. I remember especially with Episode 7, I beat half the stages and then like next half had no story until you got to Patriot. So I was really happy that we got so much this time, even if it was a bit of pain and effort to read. I liked how story was split between creation of Reunion and present day. Damn story really made me care about Talulah and Reunion, well more than I already did and seeing how it all started and what they had to go through was really sad. Also damn, Rosmontis x Amiya is canon and you can't convince me otherwise. We're in middle of operation, everything is falling apart and they're flirting like adorable degenerates they are <3
That being said I also had some issues with the story. First of all it felt like some dialogues were way too dragged out. Like it often felt less like dialogues and more like monologues. Character would state something that got the idea across and then they'd keep rambling and reiterating the same thing dozen of times, which was really grating to read through. Not to mention it often felt forced. Like I couldn't help and imagine there are 2 people talking and 1 starts to go on tangent and other is just standing there and letting them talk...? Secondly, it already annoyed me with Episode 7, how W was teased and all that, she got that great first encounter with Talulah and then pretty much disappeared for the rest of story and never amounted to much. Here it was even worse. It was teased constantly that Ch'en is on the way and then we never see her meeting and interaction with Talulah and only get a bit of interaction once we finally beat her. And W felt even more superficial. Like her talking with Rosmontis didn't really felt that great or amounted to much and her appearing at the end really wasn't that great either. In the end it just felt like a lot of tease for very lackluster pay-off. Thirdly, those secret endings really amounted to nothing. Outside of Rosmontis and Shieldbro it really didn't add anything, we didn't learn anything new and in general it just didn't feel worth the hassle. Even the last one with Lowlife was just rambling that just made no sense to me. Why is he talking about choices in game that has no and you can't really change the direction of the story? W/e it was actual 12F or him, it really didn't mean much. Fourthly, and probably more importantly, I really couldn't get behind the whole Deathless Black Snake thing. Like I understand the concept and it might be my bias, cos I'm not fan of the whole, possessing someone's body (I guess it also just feels uncomfortable/bad in general? but not like AK is friendly setting to begin with), but either way my main issue is, in the end I'm just not sure what really happened? Like so it was Kashchey or some other entity entirely? Do they possess Talulah or just influenced her. Is there anyone else he's possession outside of Talulah? And the most importantly, so how much of it was him manipulating Talulah and how much it was her actual will? Call me dumb, but I really wanted some sort of simple explanation at the end I can apply instead of this vague, it doesn't really matter, it might have been him, but also Talulah was ok with it. So was Talulah in control all the time until the very end? It's just so confusing. Personally I think that you could easily remove entire possession thing from story with very little changes and imo it'd actually work even better.
So idk if Dracos are amazing or what, I don't know most of the lore, but we can keep Kashchey kidnapping Talulah, because he wants revenge/mess with Wei and/or cos Dracos are special. He's just some old Ursus dude that still gets boner from glory of Ursus and have his fucked up believes about equality and whatnot as well as loves to scheme. He can have the title/nickname of Deathless Black Snake, because of his nature and because he's that ageless and really good at avoiding dying? His arts is just memory manipulation. So he uses it on Talulah making her believe she's really his daughter and brainwashes her into his heir/helper/pawn/whatever. Everything goes according to keikaku until one day on her mission Talulah gets infected by accident. Infection interferes with Kaschey's arts and unbrainwashes her. Talulah is understandable pissed off. She goes back to mansion and assassinates Kaschey. Because he didn't predict that, he's taken by surprise and Talulah actually manages to kill him and runs away, so nobody really knows the truth. Then story goes as normal and Talulah is still haunted by Kaschey ideology and wants to prove him wrong. We arrive at the scene where villagers kill the infected and in her rage she destroys entire village. At this point Talulah realizes ideals are truly unreachable and in order to change anything she needs to become more radical. She finally convinces others to leave the Tundra (something I really wanted to see and we never go to it). The main difference is that Talulah is still compassionate towards infected and doesn't use her own solders as sacrifices, but still understands that in order to change anything she needs to do something more drastic. She realized that only way for people to treat infected as equals is making them realize that infected no longer will stay silent and let be mistreated. She declares war on non-infected as she comes to believe only infected will ever truly understand other infected. She starts attacking smaller villages and cities, gathering infected and spreading word about Reunion until we get to Charnoborg. First, big nomadic city she decided to use as a stepping stone to show world that infected are no longer afraid to bear their fangs and fight back. After that most things goes normal, with exception that for the most part, Reunion trust Talulah and nobody question her. FrostNova or Patriot might not like how ruthless she's becoming, but just like in original, she's still uniting infected and works as their symbol, so it's better than just staying silently in tundra. And of course, because so far, it's working. They're recruiting new infected and people start taking them seriously. But still not everyone is onboard with fighting entire world, so there is a element of divide between reunion solders. So we finally get to final encounter. Basically Ch'en gets there, they talk briefly, realize they grow too apart and don't see eye to eye and just start going at each other. That's why Talulah is busy and can't go help Patriot and others fighting. So when Amiya finally goes there, she joins Ch'en and they fight her together, while Amiya is trying to read her heart and connect with her. So we get first fight where Talulah is calm, calculated and deadly precise, but still manageable. So after that Amiya reading her memories and seeing her kind and good side, tries to talk her to stopping this, but that's what makes Talulah snaps. She's fully aware of all the sacrifices she made. She knows about all people that died following her orders. On 1 hand she understands that it's necessary to change the world, but on the other hands she is having harder and harder time copying with all the burden and guilt. What if her choice is wrong? What if she made wrong decision and all she's doing is for nothing? But in order to keep movement going and order from falling apart, she had to stay strong and pretend it's not getting to her. She was devastated when FrostNova died, but people couldn't see her crying (the line about Kaschey setting up so FN will died absolutely broke my heart). At this point she was so deep into it, her only choice was to move forward, or all the sacrifices she made would be in vain. So that's when she loses control over herself and goes at them with all her power unleashed. So despite being absolutely outclassed by her, Amiya and Ch'en manage to win the battle of endurance and letting her power loose finally gets to Talulah and takes toll on her body. They manage to win because of that and after Talulah is defeat, she drops powerless and ask to be killed, because now that she lost, she can't go on living anymore. That's where Ch'en criticize her for foolishly challenging the world into fight she had no chance of winning and was destined to lose, but then says that she can't be killed, because she needs to be bring to justice to be properly judged. But because there currently doesn't exist a country that can do it, she has to live on and wait for it. And she ends it saying she'll watch over her and in the mean time she can work on making amends. And it'd lead to them reconnecting again as in actual story. I feel like making Talulah actually becoming more radicalize over the course of her life instead of just randomly possessed, would make for much stronger story. I imagine her to be kinda like Magneto to Amiya's Xavier. Where 1 is more about fighting back and only carrying about infected, while other still believes in peace and proper coexistence and never abandons her ideals of better world. Idk, that actually felt better to me and thinking/writing about it made me cry, so take it as you will.
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There are people in the forum who will disagree and argue that only the overt explicit depiction of mutually administered orgasms makes a story lesbian... but most of us don't think that way.
Love how you people always turn to this strawman when you know the manga doesn't even have romantic kissing. You know, shit that even pure minded 16-year-old virgins do when they start dating.
Except it does, but you conveniently ignored it every time it was brought up to you. You keep coming to this thread saying the same things and when people give you proofs you're wrong, you either ignore it or disappear and then are surprised that people recognize you in different threads, when you did this shit already on like 3 separate occasions.
Ok. I'm not going to beat main boss. She sets 2 of your operators on fire and makes them explode, which will one shot every single operator I'll deploy. I have no clue how I'm supposed to win like that, unless I'm supposed to keep redeploying new operators to deal with incoming mobs, but then unless I use some broken operators to kill her, I'm still not sure how I'm supposed to set up anything to actually kill her.
Tallulah's adoptive dad was controlling her the whole time? Ever since the part where she burned down a village? It actually wasn't the dad but some random Snake Entity?
I didn't finish story yet, I'm at last battle, but the way I understand it is that Deathless Snake is some really old Ursus dude that figured a way/his arts allowed him to transfer his conscious to someone else, (it's not really clearly how it works) and once conditions for him to control Talulah were met, he took over her body, i think. It's also not clear if Kashchey is the original name of Deathless Snake or his last incarnation just happened to be Kashchey. Either way, I'm not blaming you for not understanding it as it was a bit confusing and messy. I'll talk more about story once I finish it.
Also, that super secret ending? Not sure what the point of that was either. Do some incredible hard challenges and all you unlock is 12F popping out of the ground to read off of a fortune cookie.
Yea, out of 3 secret endings I saw so far only 1 was any good.
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That was it?
Jesus. Spend entire day trying to unlock secret ending from M8-6. It was a nightmare. I kept falling no matter what I tried and couldn't even try the strat I had in mind, because support system is garbage. Can't wait when they'll finally fix it. Even watched videos and still couldn't understand what I was doing wrong. Until I finally realized that in last wave you have few leaders that deal way more dmg... Seriously that was always my issue with Lizardmen. I like how you always clearly know when unit is a leader version, because they're colored with bright red, but with them, because they're all red already and have that originium tile effect glowing on them, I never can tell apart the normal versions from leader ones. Anyway, finally beat it, let's see if it was worth it.
So yesterday a Top Operator + Sniper Recruit gave me
Chow Yun-CatSchwarz (who will be pouring tea in dorms until now E2 Rosmontis' comprehensive annihilation of my resources is undone...) - today it's Top Operator + Ranged. Is RNGesus in a celebratory mood or something? o_O
I'm not jealous
I dunno if you've set your mind already, but of the ones you don't have, I'd recommend Rosa. Mostly cause she's the one there who won't be appearing the shop for quite a while. But she's not in the list that you're interested in so maybe Mostima then. Schwarz should be appearing in the shop soon-ish after Hellagur (who I think should be after Siege). Not to mention Schwarz is already in recruitment as attested by @random.
Yea, I was thinking I can get Schwarz from recruitment (assuming I'll get Top tag and good tags along with it, waited for last Top tag 4 months and got it recently, so I'm not really expecting it anytime soon). I'm not really set on anything. I was mostly thinking about Schwarz cos sniper and I do like her gimmick, but when I was trying to beat M8-6, I saw Rosa and tried her out, because turns out she's ideal for that map with her range and ability to bind enemies, which made me want her, because like Nightingale, she's niche, but when her niche applies, she's great.
Really? Ok now im wondering which publisher has the guts to sell this in its original form.
It got licensed by Coolmic, so only digital release only on their phone app and you buy it in 10 pages chunks. Idk about censorship, but does it really matter at this point?
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Utena isn't about breaking magical girls (we literally see her reject that with Azul) but about seeing them suffer.
To be more precise, Utena idolizes the unbreakable spirit of Magical Girls who will never give up and always rise to the occasion to defeat the threat. The exact reason why she was disappointed with Azul giving up was because in her mind Magical Girls can never give up. They're the embodiment of persistence in the face of overwhelming threat.
TBH I expect they'll eventually all team up against some bigger threat, and we'll end up with 4 battle-couples. As Leberblume and Loco demonstrated, two magias who can synergise their abilities in some way gain power boost beyond the sum of their individual levels. And the three un-paired Enormeetas match nicely against Tres Magia, as the beach chapter showed:
- Baiser-Azul have their Dom/Sub dynamic
- Sulphur and Leopolt drive each other to new heights of competition
- Magenta gets on well with children, and could be an ideal big-sister figure for Alice.
That's pretty good point!
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LMAO. Mudrock is so broken xD At E1 lvl 20 she's already so freaking tanky. She can easily tank Faust at 5-10 all by herself x3
Congrats on the Suzuran.
Do you still plan to buy the 6 star ticket tho?
Yea. It's guarantee 6 star after all + I still don't have SilverAsh, Nightingale, Mostima, Magallan, Schwarz and Rosa. I was the most interested in Nightingale, Mostima, Schwarz and Suzuran. I actually could buy either Nightingale or Magallan from cert shop, but bought tickets instead (all 38 of them). While I'm not that interested in Magallan as I didn't get into using summoners yet (and would need investing in her), Nightingale is niche, but when her niche applies she's really good. Still at this point I wasn't in rush to buying new 6 stars, since I have good team and many operators I still didn't properly lvl up yet, so I felt fine with spending my certs on tickets instead.
Lol. I was sure it was Talulah.
This is disgustingly adorable x3
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Gj everyone! Happy everyone got what they want!
Rolled 107 rolls in total. 1 daily roll, 1 free 10 roll, 80 10 rolls and 16 tickets. Got Mudrock with free 10 roll after free daily roll, which is nice, but I really don't care for her. Then got a lot of 5 stars, mostly Whisperain (8 copies), Ptilopsis, Reed, Sora, Sesa I didn't have yet in one of the last 10 pulls and then later from 1 ticket. Got spooked by another Skadi with Ifrit in the middle as well as another Mudrock and got Suzuran from tickets (which I'm really happy about, because I was considering picking her with guarantee ticket). Also 17 Jackies. All in all, very happy with my rolls, as I didn't need to spend all my resources in order to get Rosmontis and I did hope to have something left to try getting Dusk (I don't really want her that much, but she looks neat, in general and gameplay wise, and well, she's limited). More copies would of course be nice, but I also don't think they're that necessary. Still got 13 daily pulls, so I'll see.
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I like idea that alters are just operators from the future/past and that's why there can only be 1 at the time.
Also episode 8/banner hype! Good luck to everyone!
With the PVs they make that are genuinely good, I still find it incomprehensible that they use those shit ass pulling videos from random Youtubers for their ads. Like just use one of the PVs as an ad instead of using a way inferior video of some dude pulling a 6 star and talking about waifus.
I want to agree, but what got me interested in AK was a sponsored video, where outside of learning that AK is a tower defense, which I like, guy talked how every character is voiced by famous Japanese voice actor, which sounded like great idea to me, so you could say talking about waifus was one of main reason I started playing.
Other than being super rare is there anything special about Rosmontis compared to more easier to obtain operators or my W?
Not really. She's pretty niche and you need to build team around her to get the most out of her. She's mostly a precious cinnamon roll that must be protec. If you want to see her skills in action and w/e you like her or not you can watch this video. Honestly 99% of people roll for Mudrock (which is broken, the best defender in the game) anyway, so many people will drop her just by proxy.
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Thanks. When I was searching for it, I could only find 1 video with cuts to avoid copyright and they linked bilibili if you want to watch entire thing. I see this and Infected were only uploaded recently. When I was looking for it, it wasn't there yet.
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Edit: WHY DID THEY UPLOAD ALL THOSE CHAPTERS, YET ONLY Vol 2 Ch 2 IS VISIBLE iON THE FRONT PAGE!?
There is so much stuff I could have talked about in each chapter!
They uploaded all of those chapter yesterday, but in order to not clutter the main page, they only left the newest one there. This thread is comment section for entire antohology so you couldn't comment on separate chapters anyway. I mean you can. Just do it here.
My bad then. You sounded like you were putting a lot of effort to not offend anyone xP Yea, I like shipping talk and am all for chatting about them. Sadly most people take them way too seriously and they quickly devolve into just insulting other people and spoiling fun for everyone involved.
I wasn't disagreeing with you or saying you're wrong, so calm down with the explanations and disclaimers xP I'm fine with people shipping w/e, I don't even care about crackships. In fact I sorta lowkey shipping Exusiai and Jessica only because they (along with Executor) are my 3 default snipers I use whey trying maps for the first time.
I really liked Blaze x Amiya initially when their first interactions were shown in the game, but as soon as Rosmontis was introduced, she and Amiya are OTP for me.
Ah. Thanks for clarifying. I also watched the stream from 25thNight where he and Jet were translating, but I couldn't hear them clearly at times.
Np! I didn't watch 25thNight's stream for those exact reasons and instead waited for Kyo's to be back up. Seems like the reason for it was that the song at the end got copyrighted so it's muted right now. I just finished watching not long ago. You can watch entire MV on bilibili though. I just did that.
Kinda hard to tell if they really want to tell that story or it's just a cash-grab. Probably both.
Having missed the stream itself
I saw beginning of the stream, but since it was in chinese I skipped it, only at the end saw that Kyo was actually translating it (had no idea he can speak/read chinese), so I was going to watch his stream later, but he privated it for some reason? The same for Arknights Worldwide, which is really annoying. How I'm supposed to get hyped for stuff, when I can't even rewatch it? Is it some trying to be limited availability or something tactic? Only 25thNight's stream is up, but it's harder to watch cos their volume is set too low and it's sometimes hard to hear the translation.
EDIT/ Video keeps appearing and disappearing from Kyo's channel, but it seems like it's back for good, at least for now, so I'm listening to it now.
Except then it turned out they buffed her instead - her Skill 3 was changed from doing Arts damage to True damage, among other things. Not that I'm complaining lol
Yea, I just saw video on her and how she's buffed. I'm personally not that interested in her, so it doesn't really matter to me. It is funny how she was too op for early content, but now would be too weak for later content so when they finally decided to release her, they actually had to buff her xD
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NOT limited 6 star Kal'tsit
Honestly it makes sense. She was supposed to be in game from launch, but got removed for balance issues, but still it's nice of them, cos they could just go for greed.
The way I understood the narration is that Theresa possessed Amiya after her death, but at some point had to leave/pass on properly and so she left everything else in Amiya's hands. So yes, it'd pretty much confirm that theory to a degree.
Maybe they don't feel like repeating what others have already commented, so just quietly enjoy the serotonin
Never stopped them before. Especially considering how many people don't even bother to read other comments.
I mean, I lurked on Dynasty for literal years before getting around to make an account to comment on anything.
I felt like it was the kind of story that'd even make people who never post, decide to post for the first time, but guess I was wrong. In fact it got less comments than average one-shot. Guess it wasn't that good after all.
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