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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Hardcover editions of Berserk?
« on: November 01, 2017, 07:12:28 PM »
The drawings are very clear :ubik: and the cover is "hardish", not truly hard, but not too soft either. I've been collecting my deluxe volumes from them. I don't know how it compares to US/EU/Jap prints, but it's pretty good arround here (also, price is comparatively lower!).

What's the binding quality like? Most of my old Panini ones would fall apart if I tried to open them even slightly a year or so after I'd purchased them, and some came with pages glued together. Offensively cheap stuff.

I ended up getting the Dark Horse releases.

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: September 23, 2017, 10:23:46 PM »
I can't shake how epic this entire game is, and how iconic all of the characters, enemies, and the setting is. I get the impression there won't be another game like this in the series (I've only played Demon's Souls and Dark Souls; the former I like even more than this one). I like this game so much that I almost feel like playing a third run, even after getting the platinum trophy.

I played Demon's Souls years after Dark Souls and was surprised with how much I loved it. Ended up being one of my favorite games of all time. But yeah, try DS2 and DS3 out, they're both inferior to the original, but worth giving a shot if you've got the time. I actually thought DS2 was okay, and played through it a bunch of times, but really didn't like 3.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 16, 2017, 08:58:22 PM »
"Here is a place for glasses, remote controls, and pens. And hereís a circle with Kleenex coming out. Hereís a larger circle for a wine bottle. This is a door on special hinges that holds cigarettes and lighter. And over on this side is a large door, so this part right here is a place for Parmesan crackers and trail mix and wine glasses and different things. Iím going to have electricity wired into the table ó Iím going to have a lamp ó so I have a switch right here. And then down here is a drawer that has a place for a yellow pad. If I have an idea, I can take out the yellow pad and write it down with the pens. And itís on these red wheels. So itís a side table that holds all the things that I use."



http://ew.com/tv/2017/09/15/david-lynch-twin-peaks-finale/


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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 15, 2017, 08:11:00 PM »
While I certainly had my complaints, and aren't as bullish on it all as Eluvei, I don't know that the more extraneous stuff was "pointless" or worthless, like filler. Maybe useless to the overarching plot, but not to the mood, tone, themes and viewing experience as a whole (sometimes the point was them and the feeling they elicited existing in and of themselves, and sometimes I learned more about certain characters and sympathized with them, like Shelly and Bobby, through others, like their daughter and her troubles. Anyway, I would have wanted some of the content about two thirds of the way through to be more balanced with the plot (though I'm not even sure that wasn't intentionally referencing some ghosts of Twin Peaks past), but I don't know that I would have excised anything entirely. My usually strong belief in the principles of storytelling economy need not apply here.

Well said. I have no doubt that on rewatches the episodes that contained more "useless" things are gonna go down easier for those that painted them red on their personal viewing guides. Without the anxiety of wanting to know where this is all going, people will finally be able to fully embrace Jacoby painting shovels, Steven mumbling in the woods, etc.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 09, 2017, 07:01:01 PM »
Anyway, that's the best postmortem I've read, not that the competition is great ("it's about the show and ending and stuff!");

Yeah, very refreshing to read an interpretation that actually tries to solve the mystery, and I don't know how he managed to put that together so cohesively this quickly.

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these are about the only other two I liked, but they focused more on what Lynch was saying rather than what was technically happening, echoing your conversation with Nightcrawler that I didn't feel quite comfortable wading into (the second article in particular touches on a lot of the same themes you debated with Nighty and obviously comes away with a more positive interpretation):

https://www.vox.com/culture/2017/9/3/16250822/twin-peaks-finale-recap-part-17-18-the-return

http://www.avclub.com/twin-peaks-gave-us-a-moving-meditation-on-death-1800661325

Thanks, pretty good articles, the AV Club one got me kinda :judo:.

I defended the "happy" scenes throughout the show as sincere, but as I said earlier, I had trouble believing this also applied to the goofy battle against BOB. It was too insane for me to take as anything other than at least some kind of dream, and Cooper's superimposed face showing up appeared to confirm it. But when I read the guy in the AV Club article saying "meta" isn't in Lynch's vocabulary, it reminded me of a thing from an old article I read earlier this year:

Lynch is often embraced as an ironist. He can appear to be laughing at the all-American innocents and celebrating the tawdry and amoral. But I'm beginning to realise that isn't the case. Lynch despises irony and cruelty, and loves those wide-eyed idealists who believe in love and purity. At a screening of the new movie at the National Film Theatre, a beautiful scene is played from Blue Velvet in which Laura Dern's Sandy describes her vision of love. "I had a dream. In the dream there was our world and the world was dark because there weren't any robins, and the robins represented love. And for the longest time there was just this darkness and all of a sudden thousands of robins were set free and they flew down and brought this blinding light of love. And it seemed that love was the only thing that would make any difference." The critic Mark Kermode, interviewing Lynch on stage, says what he loves about this scene is that it is so sincerely felt, despite the fact that so many in the audience laugh and regard it as ironic goofball.

Lynch nods, and brilliantly deconstructs the kind of audience who admire him for what he considers to be the wrong reasons. "A shared experience in the theatre is very different from seeing a film on your own, and in a theatre we all have this thing where we want to be very cool, and when you see something like this, kind of really embarrassing, the tendency is to laugh, because you are saying out loud that you realise this is embarrassing and not cool and you're hip to the scene, so this kind of thing happens. And then we also know, when we are alone with this person we're falling in love with, we do say goofy things, but we don't have a problem with it; it's so beautiful. And the other person is forgiving for these beautiful, loving, goofy things. There's a truth to the scene."

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:35:30 PM »
Really enjoyed reading this take, even if some things here and there don't really fit completely: http://www.waggish.org/2017/twin-peaks-finale/

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 07, 2017, 01:40:26 AM »
I agree there were tender moments, but you're looking at them in a vacuum, in the big picture they seemed masked by the pretense that it's all a dream, that we the viewers are playing along in a perversion of nostalgia. Even the fan service was ridiculously on the nose.

Yes, the robin in BV is purposely fake, there's more than one shot of it to make it clear. These are themes that Lynch reuses, but with Inland Empire, and this Return of TP the darkness at the end seemed to have surpassed all hope.


Here's a good DL quote that defines a lot of his work:

"Being in darkness and confusion is interesting to me. But behind it you can rise out of that and see things the way the really are. That there is some sort of truth to the whole thing, if you could just get to that point where you could see it, and live it, and feel it ... I think it is a long, long, way off. In the meantime there's suffering and darkness and confusion and absurdities, and it's people kind of going in circles. It's fantastic. It's like a strange carnival: it's a lot of fun, but it's a lot of pain."

I mean, it's obviously fake, but not in a way that's supposed to make the scene evoke a false sense of peace. And that quote proves this point: he may use artifice and dreams to show glimpses of beauty in a bad world, but not necessarily to make it look the only way to find happiness is to live in a state of ignorance. It looks like to you, the definition of "dream" is close to that of "lie", and I don't think to Lynch it is. He says it's a lot of fun and pain, not just pain.

That quote is basically TM's whole philosophy, closing your eyes to see beyond, et cetera. Big Ed is literally shown meditating before his life is permanently fixed in the show. Unless he wanted to make a parody of his own world view, I don't see how that was pure nostalgia baiting and sarcasm. Also, I don't think the quote necessarily defines his work. It doesn't define every aspect of it, anyway. A lot of dumb shit in this show was there for the sake of humor, sometimes inappropriately so. Some Dumbland type of stuff in almost every episode, most of it starring himself. If Coop's storyline ending on a macabre note defines the entire show and his worldview, and the other conclusions (or lack thereof) are less important, you're looking at it in a vacuum. I don't think he "destroyed everything" as you put it. He destroyed some stuff, but he built a lot in almost every episode.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 06, 2017, 09:36:44 PM »
BTW, also good time to note Coop was never above screwing up as the Giant is literally waving his arms at him and telling him the killer is striking again while he's just like "HUH?" It was hilariously about the least subtle or confusing message delivered on the show.

No doubt. I always thought the Giant sounded... disappointed? And yeah it's kinda hilarious for the guy to interrupt a concert to tell him he sucks as a detective. :ganishka:

The contrast between the naive sentimentality and the cruel harsh reality was barely there, because it was all covered in sarcasm and parody. There was no greater ideal to fight for, just a somewhat charming mumbling retard.

Hard disagree with this. I can understand being negatively affected by the "bad story", as Sarah puts it, that this show is ultimately about, but I thought there were several instances of genuine happiness and peace that were not supposed to be seen as sarcastic, even when they were over the top. Most of them connected to Dougie, yes (he basically made everyone try to become a better person in his storyline), but even Albert, the once cynical guy, had that little moment on a date with that woman, while Cole watched in obvious genuine happiness. Not to mention Norma and Big Ed. If you thought that sequence was supposed to be a complete parody, then I think you could say that about every instance like that in his other movies, like the robin eating the bug at the end of Blue Velvet: maybe it was robotic and artificial on purpose. I don't buy it though.

I mean even Part 8 had a sequence dedicated to the birth of literal hope in the middle of what was essentially a horror movie.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 06, 2017, 02:16:32 AM »
It's also both the most surreal and realistic part of the series tone-wise, surreal to the norm of Twin Peaks anyway, because here Coop is acting more like a normal man, or even Mr. C, than his usual paragon throughout

Yeah there's absolutely a more verite look to those scenes. I mean, we watched Agent Cooper filling his gas at Valero. But also, it had a kind of odd violent wild west vibe with the shootout and the rotting body, so yeah, realistic and surreal sounds right. Extremely weird.

Another detail I'm fascinated by is the car Cooper and Diane are in, they clearly start out in a vintage model but the next day Coop leaves in a far more contemporary looking vehicle ("What year is this?"). I'm not really driving at anything new here, just collecting observations and thoughts.

The motel was also a different one when he wakes up. It definitely looked like Coop and Diane were following some kind of script to change the reality even then. "Turn the lights off. You come here to me." Like it was some kind of ritual they had to perform correctly. The sex scene being no exception.

Cooper successfully brought Laura back to life and to her house through space, time, and multiple dimensions and yet to a more haunting end, so rather than leaving us wanting it might be considered pretty fucking above and beyond considering it could have just ended pat in Episode 17 before slinking away to Julie Cruise's reprise of, "The World Spins.Ē

Yeah, if after Inland Empire his next project ended with the super glove defeating the evil ball in earnest and Candie being glad she brought so many sandwiches for the wrap party, I dunno what I would have thought. That was kind of a foreboding music choice though, wasn't it? Last time we heard it, was in the "it is happening again" scene.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 04, 2017, 04:18:01 PM »
Don't be, that's a good catch (you can totally hear "Laura"), and what did you think besides feeling weird (is that dissonance over whether it was good or not, how good, or is that representative of the goodness itself =)? You had to be worried in the beginning when it was going full FBI chalk, but then it only got progressively less traditional as it went along with plenty of the sort of weird moments you enjoy along the way. BTW, I can't believe I'm the first person to mention Diane, or who or whatever she ended up being.

Honestly having a hard time organizing my thoughts. I loved it, thought it was the best thing since FWWM probably. Guess the short of it is, I think this is the most metatextual Lynch has ever been. As soon as real Diane shows up with hair and nails painted in the colors of the Red Room, it got as blatant as Norma's talk with the Showtime executive. And soon after that, Coop's superimposed head, which shows up as everyone's gathered celebrating the cartoonish resolution (Evil Ball is punched by a superhero down into a firey hell pit; some individual characters' happy endings felt genuine, this one did not), tells us we live inside a dream, while looking at us. Then the protagonist, the Red Room embodiment, and the director of this television show lead us to the past to try and force the show into having an even happier ending. Get the fuck outta here. There's no way Gordon would be in that scene with them if it wasn't for some kind of wink & nudge to the audience.

By trying to bring Laura back, he ends up in a reality where the person who lives there is the actual resident of that house in real life, and all it apparently accomplishes is making Laura remember what happened to her. Jesus Christ.

Some random thoughts: I don't think it's a coincidence Cooper is called Richard in this reality, and the only other Richard is the most caricaturally evil human in the show. And we figure out he's Richard after that disturbing sex scene where Diane tries to cover his face (the "sex" song being abruptly cut off to reveal a Silent Hill ambient music, Christ). Two episodes ago we found out she (or her tulpa) was raped by Coop (or his doppleganger). This was some ending of Mulholland Drive type of thing for sure. Maybe in 20 years I'll have a solid theory.

Sarah trying to destroy Laura's portrait as he's bringing her back into life was scary as hell. Did she know it was impossible, and attempting to do that would only bring more pain, make the dark hole in her face grow even more?

Loved hearing the Fire Walk With Me poem again, MIKE rules.

Jerry's journey of all things having a resolution out of nowhere was hilarious.

Edit: I keep thinking of that scene from Part 2 in the Red Room, when Laura's whisked away by some force as she screams in terror after we're shown she's filled with light. That's how that last episode felt to me. Right now I think these two final episodes were in some ways a lot like a short film/documentary that had a great impact on Lynch, Georges Franju's Blood of the Beasts: it shows some peaceful footage of a boy and a girl walking around innocently, and then it abruptly cuts to a huge white horse, and it shows it entering a slaughterhouse where it's brutally killed and gutted and dismembered.
:daiba:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 04, 2017, 03:01:44 AM »
I think I'm still in shock

Yeah, holy shit. What a ride. I feel very weird right now.

Just before Laura screams, you can hear Sarah's moaning (from the scene at the end of ep 17).

Fairly sure it's Sarah calling Laura in the pilot episode when she notices she's not coming down to go to school. It's also heard when Coop has his dream of the Red Room two episodes after that. Wow, that sounded pedantic as hell, I'm sorry.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: September 03, 2017, 05:45:33 PM »
Update 2: Finally watched The Missing Pieces today, so I'm now "100%" going into the finale. It wasn't a bad or incoherent watch for being a compilation of deleted scenes (the best this side of Wake Up, Ron Burgundy at least =), but then you have to be familiar with everything else for it to work so I can understand what a treat it was for fans to get all those tidbits on the characters, especially the added material on Jeffries and Cooper if you're a plot/lore focused fellow like myself (I can see why the cut the Cooper ending to the margins of Laura's diary to keep the focus on that time, but it was damn fine to get a bit more, and really is essential for understanding things like the ring's chain of custody). Anyway, glad I was able to see it before the finale (but do I have to read the books too? =)

I love how Evil Coop still talks in that unnatural, robotic manner, especially when talking to regular honest folk. When he explains how he hit his head on the mirror, it's exactly like how he explains to Gordon how he hit his car and was arrested.

The other bit of continuity that came straight out of Missing Pieces that I remember is how Lucy's trouble understanding cell phones in The Return appears to be related to her not understanding how people can just walk out of a room without hanging up the phone or whatever it was that scared her in that scene.


I watched most of the shorts listed here to prepare for tonight, it's a really good selection: http://metrograph.com/series/series/107/gotta-light

A guy sent me something interesting he found on Reddit. Some dude in a Twin Peaks convention sort of found out why this is the best show:

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David and Mark obviously co-wrote the series... to a point. Around the time they handed things over to Showtime, things changed a bit. Mark went off to write The Secret History of Twin Peaks and David directed the whole thing, but the interesting thing to note here is that, as you all may recall, the series Showtime announced was going to be 8 or 9 episodes. There was that whole drama where David announced he quit, Showtime caved, and now we have 18 episodes. This was NOT a case of the existing material simply being stretched out. According to Sabrina, David actually continued to write. So this seems to have shifted the level of writing involvement more heavily to Lynch than Frost. EDIT: For clarity, it's not that David wrote nine more episodes. It's more like he wrote more scenes interspersed throughout the existing material.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: September 02, 2017, 06:07:52 PM »
This I'm insanely stoked for. I fucking love Miike (Ichi the Killer is one of my favorite movies) and I grew up on Blade of the Immortal. I used to buy the single issue comics when I was like, 12 years old. I couldn't have asked for more with this hah.

I got into this manga pretty recently. Always thought it was just some brainless ultraviolent thing, but it's actually well written, and the art is great. Can't say I like how these Miike cosplay movies end up looking so I usually avoid them, but I'll have to check this one out.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 31, 2017, 08:53:11 PM »
He's also Coop's sidekick and foil, it's really the team chemistry and Coop's comradery I'll miss

Yeah, you're right about that.

Some of Eluvei's other favorite scenes: Jacoby painting shovels, sweeping man, Candie being slow, Sarah Palmer watching TV, Steven inaubly mumbling. Why don't you just admit you secretly hate Cooper too and your real reason for watching the show is Heidi and her laugh! I'm onto you.

I only noticed you were making fun of me because you mentioned Heidi. I really love all of those.  :ganishka:

I'm a little disappointed there were more Sarah Palmer scenes after her first one, to be completely honest. I would have found it more powerful if the only time we saw her, was when she's watching that documentary, just so we get a glimpse at how these types of tragedies destroy someone. I did like some of her other scenes a lot, especially the one with Hawk. I try not to think too hard about shit that will obviously be explored in later episodes like what she did at the bar (I don't read Reddit or anything like that, so I dunno what the fan consensus is on that, if there is one) but so far that kinda bummed me out too, I didn't want that character, which I always found incredibly tragic, to have some more plot tied into her.


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Good call, I've followed suit and tagged my replies as well, just in case.

 :azan:

I disagree on an episode by episode basis, but I can understand this for the season as a whole (though your objections might be different, YMMV, etc). It's been too much of a normally good thing, like every episode is some deep, dark exploration and deconstruction of the characters, until literally becoming so in the most recent episode, but you can't do that every time out. A little of that goes a long way, like a few big emotional moments or payoffs per season, but it's kind of taking over the show to the point the adventures themselves are suffering and its ironically becoming flat and repetitive with depth. In any case, with the time they took to write it and these results I think they're trying too hard and won't be able to sustain it. The show is still relatively fresh and in it's prime and I feel like they could dial back the quality/quantity ratio a bit and put out more great episodes before they burn out trying to make every one more significant than the last (this is what happened to Gn'R on the Use Your Illusions albums =). I never thought I'd say this but we need an Interdimensional Cable episode (that somehow doesn't devolve into self-loathing).

I think you nailed it. And for some reason, I'm finding the jokes too telegraphed this season. Not sure if it was always like this and I just fell out of love with it, or what.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 31, 2017, 02:20:02 AM »
Well, I'm guessing you're going to enjoy the finale no matter what unless it goes straight FBI plot (which is a virtual impossibility)

Shit, now I'm worried.  :azan:

(still bummed we won't see Harry + Coop again, or worse, Frank standing in for him).

This is gonna be a piping hot take, but I don't really like Ontkean. Even in Slap Shot he looks absolutely disinterested and bored out of his mind. I'm not surprised at all he's retired and doesn't give a shit about this show, because that's what his face was telling me when he was "reacting" (I use the term liberally) to Coop or having a moment with Josie. I don't miss him at all. But yeah, Frank isn't the best idea, even if his Skype session is one of my favorite scenes this season. I'd much prefer Hawk being the sheriff or whatever. I've put this in spoiler tags so that at least a handful of people won't try to shoot me, not because it's a spoiler.

Or one could just watch Rick & Morty, the best written, most consistent Sunday show on this year.

Man, I'm totally not on board with Rick and Morty this year. I think I only liked the pilot so far.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 28, 2017, 12:50:46 PM »
Yes, and yes, through which Cole was seemingly hearing Coop's heart monitor somehow.

And when Coop's about to wake up, Bushnell hears the tone from the Great Northern, right? "Listen to the sounds." :SK:

OMG yes, it was like getting ahead of the memes and incorporating them right into the show! Lynch is doing his own youtube poop. I also loved it. :guts:

Yeah, it's hilarious. It oddly fits the show. It's both as shamelessly cheap as the stuff he made by himself in the post-Mulholland Drive years and reminiscent of his early short movies, but maybe because of the clarity and amount of detail from the high def digital cameras, it looks much worse, in a good way.

C'mon man, no thoughts on "Audrey's dance?" Were you at least double faked out for like a second before that while she was listening to Eddie Vedder, er, I mean, Robert Louis Severson? :ganishka:

Hey, just wanted to mention the amazing scenes that would be stand-outs in a regular episode you'd paint yellow in your survival guide, but that had to coexist with Audrey and Coop waking up in this one. :iva: Yeah I thought for sure we'd all been fooled when she walked in while Big Ed Ved was playing his song. As soon as the guy announced "Audrey's dance" I started questioning what the hell has been real all this time. Were all the Roadhouse scenes, which often appeared to be somehow disconnected to the rest of the show in terms of characters, part of her dream? No, that makes no sense, there were familiar characters sometimes. What the fuck's going on? Best show of all time.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 28, 2017, 05:45:18 AM »
Another fantastic episode. Dern was great in this one. Every death was incredible, loved the street shootout. Jerry with the damn binoculars. Cole standing around listening to the machines. The hilariously cheap twitching effects on Diane's shoulders before the orb came out of her. How is this show so good? I'm gonna rewatch it immediately after the finale.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 06:21:01 PM »
Well, now I know you're really a sick puppy. =) Yeah, I'm not a fan, though I did enjoy that last scene on the condition its his last (though I assumed he was ultimately going to cause more trouble for Bobby et all). What do you think of the nevergoing saga of Charlie and Audrey? My problem isn't with Charlie, like you I sort of think he fits, but what the hell has become of/are they doing with Audrey?

The three scenes we had so far were perfect as far as I'm concerned. If it stops there, I'm fine with it, completely satisfied with leaving the mystery of her situation unsolved. There was an explosion in the building she was in, and next thing we know she's in that situation; I love it. It's a little obvious that it's been written to appear like a weird fever dream, like Audrey is trapped somehow and Charlie has some sort of control over the situation, what with his inaction and the odd things he says in episode 13. This sort of thing fits into the image I have of this series, and I'd be a little disappointed if she's suddenly woken up or if we get a shot of her in a hospital bed or something. Not unlike the dude selling his blood, or the Roadhouse ending sequences, I like them as stand-alone vignettes (and I call them vignettes in a non-pejorative sense). Basically, my favorite parts are a mix of Dumbland/Out Yonder and Mulholland Drive, and I think Audrey's scenes are pretty much that.

For the record, I dislike most of the FBI sequences. I don't like the presence of the female agent, and I'm not a fan of Diane either. I roll my eyes whenever they make some kind of discovery, or straight up say shit like what Blue Rose means, which was my least favorite part of this thing so far along with Duchovny's scene.

I'm glad we both can't help ourselves, "something good is going to happen, something bigger is going to come of this... sometime!" Except we're running out of time, because while there's technically 3 parts left, according to the scheduling 17 & 18 are both on September 3rd and most assuredly comprise the feature length finale, so it better be next week or the next, because that's IT!

That's basically the opposite of how I'm feeling. I hope Cole falls into a hole and dies, and we get more Whose Line Is It Anyway sketches before it's too late. :ganishka:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 06:53:48 AM »
I hope that's somehow by design or all part of the plan, or maybe there is no plan and that can be fine too, but it's not unfair to wonder.

Sorry, didn't mean to imply you're watching it wrong or anything, it's just that a lot of the best parts for me are seemingly disconnected to the overall plot so far, like the traffic jam feat. zombie kid and Candie's scenes. And it makes no difference to me if they're further explored in later episodes or not. Then again I loved Steven and his gross face's vacuous story and how nightmarish and anxiety inducing his last scene was so maybe I'm just an easy target for Lynch's usual themes.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 22, 2017, 03:36:42 AM »
More extremely necessary characters! The way useless character are offing others is like some kind of character money laundering.

Man, this must be feeling like a huge waste of time if you're expecting every little character from vignettes to be somehow significant to the... main plot? Well, the FBI storyline. Are you gonna be disappointed if the guy who was selling his blood doesn't show up to help in the final battle against The Experiment? :iva:

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Coolest moment in ALL of Berserk ?
« on: August 20, 2017, 09:36:29 PM »
These days guess I'll pick the assassination of Julius and Adonis. It's probably the moment I think about the most.

I even like both anime adaptations of the scene.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 08, 2017, 04:46:58 PM »
This is in response to Walter and Griffith's query about the show unfolding through nonlinear storytelling ex: in part 13 Bobby tells Ed and Norma that he just found something related to his father which would have been in Part 11. During the day.

Looked like a simple continuity problem to me. Just like the sudden mid-episode wardrobe changes that people keep obsessing about. He thought a certain scene shot for a certain episode would fit better in another episode, and so on.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: August 02, 2017, 09:41:21 PM »
It had some scenes that felt like pure repetition, and the super long gag with the french woman didn't work for me either, but it also had some of the best scenes so far in my opinion. Sarah and Hawk's scene, where she says "it's a goddamn bad story" was so good (that ceiling fan spinning, and "something in the kitchen..."), I liked Audrey's scene, and I think Charlie might be the best new character. Ben Horne's scene was pretty great too. It had a lot of good stuff, it just kinda felt like a disconnected Missing Pieces sort of thing.

I'm actually starting to miss the girl with the creepy rash.

Not sure if you're aware but that's Sky Ferreira, and she's got a FWWM-inspired song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Y2Q2BkqGfw

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: June 28, 2017, 10:20:53 PM »
This was definitely one of those episodes that will help you to improve your Lynchian vocabulary. :ganishka: It has a lot in common with Eraserhead, Mulholland Drive, and Lost Highway

I don't know if you guys have seen it, but this is really interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uDsVi2EU_E

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 39 release
« on: June 27, 2017, 11:19:30 PM »
Going on and on about line thickness and traced panels is asinine.

I guess some people are a little more interested in the details of his technique's evolution and the choices he makes as his style changes. I spend quite some time looking at Miura's artwork, and discouraging this kind of discussion altogether just because some people make crude comments that may sound disparaging is a bit rude.

The panels where that happens were more verbal exposition so I'm not scared of this happening as much in these coming panels

Yeah, overall I'm perfectly okay with where they're repurposing drawings so far. And I think it's very likely that this is gonna be harder to spot from now on.

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