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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: October 22, 2013, 09:46:04 AM »
I felt slightly guilty about how much I enjoyed hearing this story.

Darth Vader with child Anakin's voice/dialogue:

I don't know if this was posted already but by the end I was laughing til it hurt.

Yeah that was a good find - but videos like this make me realise even after 14 years I'm still no closer to understanding what the fuck Lucas was thinking..

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: November 02, 2012, 01:07:46 AM »
I closed it after 2 seconds. That's totally fucking gross, dude.

If you ever get one of your own, you would start to see it less as gross and more as painful and inconvenient. But yes, that was of course the appeal to upload it.

Uhhh, welcome back? I guess? This is what you were waiting 2 years to post?

What can I say, was a spur of the moment post. If you must know, I was thinking about a scene where Guts was struggling to walk well which inadvertedly made an association with my own foot memories. From there my thinking pattern transitioned to Berserk - - adventures in youtube and here I am..

And thanks for the warm welcome I wasn't seeking. I forgot how much I missed that playful, subtle disdain in some of your messages. It's kinda nostalgic and I'm actually not being completely sarcastic in saying that.

Well that sure was boring to watch. Hope you denounced that doctor in a way or another though. Totally unprofessional, like you said.

Yeah, I thought about what I wanted to say to him many times in my mind, but In the end it was done. Paying to go into his office and call him an incompetent nip (more eloquently) just didn't seem worth it and I certainly didn't want to pay for his services for anything of significance a second time.  

So, anyway, how's it going?

Yeah not bad man, been travelling around a bit which has lead to more food poisoning in recent months than I cared to experience - we should have a proper convo in the chatroom sometime :carcus:
Master of the obvious moment but I imagine you noticed that I'm not much of a internet poster anymore. In all honesty I got to the point where I felt there wasn't much I could contribute to the forums anymore that hadn't been covered already or by someone who knows the story better.. especially considering the lack of new information to discuss in recent years. Still a big fan though, of course :rakshas:

Edit: One of the best space related youtube videos I've ever seen -

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: November 01, 2012, 08:23:22 PM »

This was the recording of me popping a blister on my foot about a month after cryotherapy. Dumb shit of a doctor used direct liquid nitrogen contact for an excessive amount of time, very unprofessional - couldn't walk for over a month.
Not much English other than cursing but the context is more than clear. Pretty disgusting, particularly the last few minutes.

News & Not News / Re: Japanese 9.0 earthquake thread
« on: March 18, 2011, 07:35:29 AM »
Incidentally, it's worth clarifying the majority of the medias coverage on the nuclear threat is biased and incorrect, the Australian media in particular is juicing the situation to sway everyone away from nuclear power while they're emotional and impressionable, I suppose. I'm not necessarily for nuclear power but regardless if there's a good reason to not to utilise it, the facts alone should be sufficient.

While far from perfect, a more positive and far less sensationalised explanation to the nuclear situation in Japan currently, a good read.

News & Not News / Re: Japanese 8.9 earthquake thread
« on: March 13, 2011, 05:16:47 AM »
It's all pretty fucked up. I was living in Tokyo until the 17th of last month, but honestly I would rather be there with my friends during such a time.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: May 12, 2009, 11:39:57 AM »

Vagabond / Current Episodes Thread
« on: January 31, 2009, 05:30:15 AM »
I thought it was due in January, my mistake. It looks to be a heavy Matahachi episode, but I hope I'm wrong and it focuses more on Kojiro's little stunt.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Happy Chinese New Year and Australia Day
« on: January 27, 2009, 12:50:25 PM »
I'm impressed you knew of Australia day.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: January 13, 2009, 02:12:28 PM »

I just can't get sick of this vid for the life of me.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Japanese readers offered $thousands$...
« on: October 16, 2008, 11:31:26 PM »
Remind me in a year or two, I should be much better by then.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: September 22, 2008, 07:15:17 AM »
There is something so awesomly lame about this video, a must see for anyone who's seen Evangelion, whether you enjoyed it or not.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: The Dark Knight
« on: July 19, 2008, 08:16:36 PM »
I agree with everything except Nicholson's performance as Joker being inferior, they're really incomparably different portrayals. Both "The Joker", but totally different characterizations; Nicholson's the classic embodiment, and Ledger more modern avant garde, and I wouldn't disparage either. Speaking of which, it's a shame Heath isn't around to reprise the role, those lines about them engaging each other forever sure were ironic, and I'm having nightmares of Johnny Depp doing his Willy Wonka impression with lipstick and green hair. Curiosity aside, they should probably retire the character from this incarnation of the Batman series. Shame though.

Again I must disagree, at least to retroactively maligning the 1989 movie. People are forgetting it's virtues, in many ways it's strengths are the weaknesses in the Begins series and vice versa (I just watched them all like back to back). It's very epic, artistic and iconic in every facet, like a comic book come to life, and still the quintessential stand alone Batman movie (I mean, it popularized and added elements to the Batman mythos the new films continue to borrow from and owe it a debt for).

I see where you're coming from. For me the biggest thing I can appreciate about the two Burton versions is they were an important step in the development of a contemporary Batman, being a middle ground between the more dark, gritty modern Batman movies we are now watching and the comical Adam West versions. I agree Burton's versions are far more artistic and iconic than Nolan's version, and it's an example of what Tim Burton will do to give his movies his own personal signiture through such direction and cinematography. I would be curious to know what the new Batman movies would've been like had Burtons versions not been made.
These two were a stepping stone to either direction of how future Batman movies could be portrayed, but unfortunately they paved inspiration for Batman Forever and Batman and Robin years before Nolan came into the picture. Granted very few people will argue they were worthy sequels, regardless they are official and there are similarities among all the movies.

The dark gritty change aside, Christopher Nolan has put considerably more emphasis into character development than Burton did, making it a lot easier for the audience to develop a bond with the protagonist and give depth to the fundamental story in turn. This was more important for me than the Iconic and artistic feel Burton focused on.
Though I thought Keaton was a good choice as a Batman, when he first came on screen he didn't sway far from the dark mysterious character. There was less personality shown and he remained consistent as this style of character through both movies, more socially aloof and with less emotion.
As we are talking about the character like Batman that kind of potrayal can certainly work, however Nolan and Bale's portrayal focused on his drives, strengths and weaknesses and I liked that. These days I'm more interested in comtemporary dramas by production companies like HBO, FX or amc, so this was more fitting to my particular interests as a fan I guess.

As for Heath Ledger as the Joker, well I respect Nicholson as I said and he did it really great.... but for all the reasons you say below and more, I just fell in love with this Joker unlike ever before so I can't be swayed, that's just me. That being said now Ledger's dead, not enough credit goes to Nolan and the writers for the development of the Joker which is a little unfortunate.

Anyway, enough about the past, let's get back to tonight, I really enjoyed this movie, it's a very good film in many ways besides being a Batman movie, especially Ledger's performance. He was creepy, and his actions and plots were very realistically menacing, and there was a lot of gravity to it all, so to speak. This movie could be very genuinely effecting at times, one aspect where it can certainly be said it's superior to the earlier films. Though I'm a little disappointed they killed off Two Face like that, I thought he was being set up as an awesome and most personal adversary for Batman in the next movie. Like I thought it had potential to top Batman/Joker dynamic in this one. Instead he didn't come to much relative to potential and the time spent establishing him, so sorry Two Face fans. It wasn't without its flaws, but all in all, good stuff, and I'll be seeing it again next week.

Yeah now I'm curious to know who they'd use as a villian for number 3, assuming there will almost certainly be one now. The style they are going about making the new movies are in a sense more down to earth now, it will no doubt rule out several potential villians to use. I'm stumped to who they will choose. I could've only assumed had Ledger not died, the popularity for the Joker alone would've ensured his return in a future sequel had they made a few more. I can't help but think maybe it's a good thing bringing Joker back isn't an option.... end the character on a highpoint.

BTW I'm interested to see what AVGN will say in part 3, have to post it here when it's done.

Oh yeah, and...


I'd recognise those eyes anywhere. ;)

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: The Dark Knight (7/18/08)
« on: July 16, 2008, 07:04:58 PM »

I'm really looking forward to The Quantum of Solace after seeing the trailer a couple weeks ago.

Same, although I'm a tad concerned to the change in directors it still looks sweet.

BTW, look forward to the Jokers magic pencil trick. XD

Oh and Griff, you may notice they don't rely on quick, overused editing during the action scenes, I thought it was a big improvement.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: The Dark Knight (7/18/08)
« on: July 16, 2008, 06:33:53 PM »
Saw it last night, thought it was really good. Dunno why it came out so early over here but I ain't complaining. ^_^

I wasn't particularly fond of Heath's previous movies but he really stole the movie. I'm a Bale fan but the Joker in this movie is one of the most entertaining, interesting and unique antagonists I've seen on screen.
Having the novelty of his death over the movie may have stretched the chances of rose coloured lenses, but he really was fucking brilliant, made Jack Nicholson's portrayal look considerably inferior and I like Nicholson.

The movie had a few parts that were so so, but what movie doesn't. Aside from the dark and gritty change with the new movies, IMO even the original two Michael Keaton versions don't come close in regards to the story, characters and direction, pretty much also sums up my thoughts on the new Bond movie.

News & Not News / Re: Tribes in Brazil and Peru
« on: June 01, 2008, 03:16:25 PM »
Personally I doubt it, they probably have seen things like this before. This is OUR first time seeing them if anything.

If they have seen things like this before it'd be a different matter. I may be mistaken but my interpretation was as they were considered uncontacted, they hadn't. If so it'd seem to me beyond an adjustment disorder.

News & Not News / Re: Tribes in Brazil and Peru
« on: June 01, 2008, 07:47:03 AM »
You don't get PTSD from seeing a flying object you get it from getting raped or picking up your friends brains. Which actually makes sense seeing how the word traumatic is in there.

Yeah that can be your little secret, Bob, though the definition of traumatic can be just psychologically painful. These people have probably never seen anything remotely like this before, you think having your entire known reality thrown into question, from what was most likely an incredibly terrifying event would just mean they would discuss it over tea and have an early night?
Who really knows how much it affected them, but I could only presume at least a few people would be far more than just rattled from that.

News & Not News / Re: Tribes in Brazil and Peru
« on: May 31, 2008, 07:35:31 PM »
Yeah I was looking at the earlier, really intrigued me. If aliens in flying saucers came down to tribes from over 10,000 years ago, from the formers standpoint it probably wouldn't appear any more unusual.
I wonder which ones would be having post traumatic stress disorder now and which would see the world as more amazing and mysterious. Gives them something to talk about for a few months at least, i've made regular conversation out of less.

Character Cove / Re: Guts and Food
« on: April 13, 2008, 09:11:01 PM »
Although like other basic things we assume he does, it's true that it's not essential to the narrative for us to see. Besides if Miura went out of his way to include these smaller issues, he would need to clone himself now so when he dies, the second Miura would finish the series for us. ;D

Still it'd be nice to see him eat large meals when they do show characters eating. Even if it's trivial, it'd help justify the calories burnt and the heavy structure maintained.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: March 28, 2008, 03:52:03 PM »

Funny, but scary that there's actually some truth to it.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 295
« on: March 23, 2008, 03:53:07 PM »
Nice, hopefully the fortnightly releases will continue. And shit, what big changes will be around the corner after this battle takes place...

Creation Station / Re: Berserk Comical Comic Championship: Round 1
« on: March 23, 2008, 01:51:20 PM »
Ah man, just searched this thread now. Griff, Klaus, fucking awesome.

Site & Forum News / Re: I got to be honest guys, this site is fucking...
« on: February 26, 2008, 12:16:40 PM »
Aren't you a sweetie. ;D

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:10:24 AM »
Wasn't that bad, but shame on you sparnage for not posting a warning.

In my defence, youtube automatically warns the user before proceeding. :puck:

Creation Station / Re: CnColors
« on: February 26, 2008, 03:08:35 AM »
Nice. I'm looking forward to seeing more of Griffiths helmet. I presume it's a piece based on the 1000 year Tower?

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: February 25, 2008, 12:32:27 PM »

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