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Feb 24, 2020

It's happened. We've come to value the meaningful and the meaningless information relinquished by Xenogears' localization. We're also justifying Margie as a manager, wondering why machines are gendered, watching the Ripper digest and disappear party members, identifying Ether Doubler acquisition methods, uncovering some ulterior motives at Etone H.Q., questioning Hammer's retention, referring to our biological father as "that man," expanding our nationalistic beef awareness, discovering mystery circles with Henry Mingus, pocketing used toilet paper, and refusing to touch a large turd. We wish happiness to all people of the world, even the house of sinning hermits.

01:14 - Intro
05:52 - Yggdraslin' our favorite NPC's (music sample: "Yggdrasil")
11:15 - Seafaring in Aquavy (music sample: "Emotion")
17:27 - Speaking to eleven monks at the Ethos H.Q. (music sample: "Ship of Regret and Sleep")
31:00 - Yggdraslin' II: Heathen Charity
34:40 - Kids say the darndest things at Billy's orphanage (music sample: "The Sky, Clouds, and You")
42:45 - R E D R U M R E D U X
46:04 - Billy confidently monologues about indoctrinating children
47:38 - Sigurd, who can exist outside the Yggdrasil, knows Billy
52:40 - Bishop Stone deploys Billy to do religious violence
55:34 - Old Elements: Wasted
58:25 - Outro

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