Ask @Redkrimson:

Generic fetch and collection quests in RPGs, especially of the massively multiplayer variety, are boring and frustrating. But do you think there are elegant alternatives developers could use in their place?

Man, you are asking the wrong person here. I actually find the typical MMO mantra of "Complete a series of nearly identical repetitive tasks over and over to receive incremental rewards" to be fairly relaxing. I spent days, if not weeks, of my life flying around in WoW picking flowers while chatting with people on Vent. And those are some of my fondest gaming memories.

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Can you recommend a good waifu simulator?

I feel like "Love Plus" is kind of the default answer here, with a corollary joke answer of "Fire Emblem Fates".
But I actually most want to recommend the Galaxy Angel games for being one-part Waifu Simulator, one-part Space Opera, and one-part real-time strategy game. These games also have the benefit of being non-PC releases, so they're actually not H-games. If that's not enough, they also feature both Miyuki Sawashiro and Yukari Tamura as Best Girls.

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Love Live! Corner~ Favorite μ's group song(s)? [Any] favorite subunit song(s)? Non-subunit song(s) (e.g., second years', NicoRinPana, etc.)? Duo song(s)? Solo song(s)? Go, go, go!!

Group Song: Start:Dash
Subunit Song: Cutie Panther
Off-unit song: After School Navigators
Duo Song: Beat in Angel (for obvious reasons)
Solo Song - Anone Ganbare Rin Ver. or Daring!!
Bonus non-μ's Song - Shocking Party

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Do you have a phobia? What is it?

Bees, I guess.
Spiders don't bother me. I don't really get clowns. I like dogs. I don't really have the luxury of a needle phobia for health reasons.
But bees are goddamn terrifying. They're poisonous, they can fly, they're loud, and always come in numbers somewhere between "metric f*ckton" and "Swirling black could of pain and death".

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If we could magically banish people to an inescapable prison dimension, would you support using the procedure as a method of judicial punishment?

Wait, I don't see how that's much different from regular prison. I mean, isn't the whole point of prison to be inescapable?
I consider the privatization of the prison system as one of the major social failings of the US in recent history. So reducing the need for guards, oversight, maintenance, and actual infrastructure via magical prison-universe is something I could potentially get on-board with.

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Would you support the Memearchy? By which, obviously, I mean government-by-memes?

I dunno, I think we're pretty close to that already, as far as political talking-points go. The US is a place where "I found a snowball outside, Climate Change is a Liberal hoax!", "Public assistance just makes poor people lazy!", and "I support our troops, let's send them to fight Russia!" are not just politically acceptable statements, but pretty much the word-for-word platform of a major political party. Repeated ad nauseam to any media outlet that will listen.
I mean, if a Daily Show supercut of different politicians endlessly repeating the exact same political phrasing to various media networks isn't evidence of meme-ness, I don't know what is.

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Do you think it's okay for anthropomorphized cartoon animals to be coupled with anthropomorphized cartoon animals of other species? If so how should the species of any hypothetical anthropomorphized cartoon animal offspring be determined?

Provided that it's actually safe for all of the involved parties, I don't see why not. I mean, maybe Ms. Porcupine shouldn't hook up with Mr. Poison Dart Frog, but there's always adoption.

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If Nasu were hired to write the Star Wars visual novel tie-in, what would it be like?

A very angsty version of KOTOR, probably? The Hero is possessed by an ancient Sith Spirit, but the attractive female descendant of the Jedi who originally defeated it shows up to help the hero. Meanwhile, galactic war has broken out, and The Hero must take it upon himself to stop the fighting while struggling against the Darkness Within.
In theory, I might actually read a Nasu Wars VN. But considering that selflessness/detachment are Light Side virtues and Love/Sex are considered Dark Side virtues in Star Wars lore, I'd be a little worried about Nasu's worst tendencies running away with the script.
Nasu's take on the Jedi Code might be interesting though...
There is no Emotion, there are only swords.
There is no Ignorance, there are only swords.
There is no Passion, there are only swords.
There is no Chaos, there are only swords.
There are no swords, there is only The Force.

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Have you thought about starting a patreon?

Not really. I don't think I actually produce enough content to feel good about asking people to pay me money for it, even on a voluntary basis. It's kind of a catch-22, though. If I could monetize my writing more, I could justify devoting more time to it. But at that point it becomes more of an obligation than a hobby, and I'd probably start to resent doing it in the first place.

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