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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Tattoo
« on: June 07, 2016, 12:36:37 AM »
Newest additions...

Part one


Gonna have him touch up and fix the Dragonslayer hilt >.>

And two!

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Tattoo
« on: January 05, 2016, 07:35:09 PM »
Just so you know, that quote is usually attributed to Lavoisier, the father of modern chemistry.

Thank you!!

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Tattoo
« on: January 04, 2016, 07:32:57 PM »
My latest tattoos..



Quote from The Neverending Story

That's 7 Berserk tattoos I have now woooo, still need to finish the Eclipse n Beast of Darkness but a travel back to Atlanta is required to do so. Maybe in a few months. >.>

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 340
« on: September 30, 2015, 02:30:33 PM »
Ahhhh! NOT MY DARLING ERIKA NO! Bad Rakshas! Can't wait for the next episode to see how she lives! ^_^ I'd personally love to see Luka get involved somehow. I'm guessing Rickert will do something VERY dramatic, so exciting!

♡ BERSERK
Thanks Miura!

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Tattoo
« on: August 24, 2015, 07:26:55 PM »
This happened finally , to go along with all my other BERSERK tattoos.



I might get the silhouettes filled in but haven't decided yet if it would look better or not.


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Speculation Nation / Re: What if Skullknight and Zodd.....
« on: June 20, 2015, 09:44:06 PM »
One thing we've discussed on our podcast a few times: SK groomed Guts to become who he is today. What if he did the same with Zodd, but it went badly, and he ended up choosing the path of apostles?

That's a really fascinating speculation, I hadn't thought of that before, very interesting thank you!

I was also thinking as I read this how it has actually always seemed to me that if you wanted to make a connection between Zodd/SK and Guts/Femto, the correlation would be closer to Guts and Zodd sharing more similar paths and SK/Femto. While the differences far outweigh the similarities, Gaeseric and Griffith aspiring and achieving their vast kingdoms is interesting to me. Guts and Zodd seem to have a subtle but notable admiration for their respective battle prowess', an ability to survive outcomes despite whatever odds, and not to mention their ranks within The Band of the Falcon. Anyway, it's fun to think about for me.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: June 20, 2015, 09:30:52 PM »
Any one wanna bet Mellisandre breaths life back into Jon ala Beric Dondarrion from the Brotherhood Without Banners? I figure since Lady Stoneheart is pretty much stricken absolutely it's a way they can "AHA!" fans with what the fuck exactly was the point of having that subplot in the series. "It was to set up a way to bring Jon back to life duh!"  I could be wrong of course, supposedly Kit Harrington isn't signed on for next season but I feel it's pretty certain either way that's what'll happen.

Also let's hope we get to see Bran again, and in fantastic fashion.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: December 06, 2014, 01:12:03 PM »
I'm excited for Episode VII, J J Abrams understands Star Wars and has shown humility in admitting his flaws like the lens flare problem, so he can totally pull this off. Also when I see the words Disney and Star Wars together my mind goes straight into "shared universe" territory and that sparks a lot of interest for me right away. I am totally on that bandwagon.  Disney did it with Marvel and allowed Marvel to still control their properties for the most part. Also the casting choices have been solid all around to me. Ironically the exception is the original cast, only because I fear their ability to play those roles accurately nowadays, and not just caricatures of those characters. That'll be the toughest part for me. Mark Hamill is the only one I'm really interested in seeing have significant screen time, Harrison Ford has lost his cool sadly over the years, to me. Then it's on to the new additions to the forefront I think, hopefully.

One way or another.... We will be having a lot of Star Wars movies in the future, hopefully everyone can get at least one movie they will be able to enjoy as a companion to the originals out of all of this. If that happens then isn't this all a good thing? I think so.


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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: December 06, 2014, 12:54:43 PM »
The casting choices certainly could have been done better for sure, John and Sara Connor's actors are uninteresting at best, however I do like the change in the T-1000. No one except Michael Biehn can play Kyle Reese in my mind, he is as Arnold is to the T-800 in my mind. Possibly my favorite 80's action hero, now that I think about it. That will be a flaw in the movie for me no matter how good I think the rest might be. The title GENISYS annoys me, it's like the didn't learn from McG in that regard, or do people like crap like that? As a movie I think it has enough potential to give it a shot. II guess people really must not go back and watch the classics like they used to, to be able to redo so many unnecessarily.

While I think Terminator 1 and 2 survived the times and do not need to be retold in any fashion whatsoever, I don't think I am willing to dismiss this movie on the trailer. For one, too many times they turn out to be not at all reflective of the finished product in almost any fashion, from CG work and dialogue, to entire scenes being reshot or deleted. I like the mashing of movies idea, and I'm interested to see how they manipulate the original story and deviate from the main continuity. I'll wait until I learn more or see this one to judge too much more.

A small part of me wants to be angry with Arnold if it turns out bad, he could have said no and the popularity would've dropped significantly, if the movie would have happened at all.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: October 03, 2014, 06:05:44 PM »


You can see where the confusion comes from.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« on: October 03, 2014, 03:49:51 PM »
I read that Rachel McAdams and Taylor Kitsch are also likely playing roles in the new season. I adore Rachel so I consider it good news, also I have no problems with Vaughn or Farrell so I'm fine on that front as well.

I do agree a bit about the director, I really loved what she did with the last season, but I recall one of my absolute favorite shows ever, Six Feet Under, had that same format with different directors doing different episodes and it was absolutely amazing. You never really know exactly who's responsible for the real success of a show, sometimes the producers are basically directing everything, sometimes the writers, etc. So we'll see, keeping hopes up and expectations realistically low.

Part of the reason season 1 was such a huge success was that no one was expecting it. I did a fair amount of arm-twisting and campaigning to get many people to really give it a go. Now it's got everyone's attention, and the pressure's on. Anything can happen.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: October 03, 2014, 01:11:45 AM »
I love Rickert!

He's turned out even more awesome than I had hoped for, it almost makes me tear up. Really just had looked forward to getting cool perspective for inside Falconia and now I just want to follow him for as long as possible! Slapping the damn King and "savior"? Yes sir! If we had an emoticon for the man I'd be using it right now. Can't wait to see where things go from here.  :guts:

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I've never heard anyone say it got worse after the Golden Age, maybe after the Conviction Arc when the trolls showed up, I can even understand that perspective however much I disagree with it. After the Golden Age though? I've always felt like Lost Children Arc was possibly the most loved part of the series. I'd love to talk with someone who thinks it went downhill after the Golden Age because that's a new one to me.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 336
« on: August 13, 2014, 05:44:27 PM »
Loved it! I definitely felt a strange subtle anxiety as Rickert and Locus walked down the huge walkway. Add Locus speech about the old Hawks and the "black sun" and it felt very impending doom to me. I'm right there with Rickert..

So excited about next episode!

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My first inclination was Isidro for some reason. When I thought about it I think it's maybe because of their fighting spirit, something primal about their characters I see as very cohesive. But no, really I think it's obvious she'd get along with Puck the best...

 If for no other reason she would want to become familiar with the being that's kept Guts company all this time. He has quite a bit of insight into what's been going on not just physically but mentally with our big guy, sometimes I feel like he knows Guts' personality better than Guts' does. Puck might find himself in the role of relationship counselor at some point! I'm sure he has his deformed-form talking therapy outfit all worked out for it. :D

I don't think it will be Farnese, unless she can let go of her romantic interest in Guts, which I don't think is likely going to happen. Maybe though!

Which leads me to...

I can't help wonder if she looks at Serpico in future volumes and look at his youthful elfish look and his finesse swordsmanship and see old Griffith with him.

But I waffe on.

Obviously this will not happen, but as an outside observer I won't deny I thought this fleetingly before I read this post, and it's definitely an entertaining thought. He'd have to really strive to keep his eyes open though!  :serpico:
Isn't it ironic that Serpico is always wanting to duel Guts, too KIDDING Moving along...

Even moreso though, is Roderick. I see not a tiny part of Judeau in Roderick, how he is able to interact with people. I can easily see Casca and Roderick becoming friends. When you lose someone like Judeau (who was basically the one there for Casca during Guts and Griffith's absense), you tend to realize how important someone like that can be. Of course, Guts can fill that role now that he is here, but that's assuming he and Casca get along right away. I'm oddly confident it won't be the case. I hope that each character will have an opportunity to interact with her individually, and we can really see how she feels about stuff. There's so much to catch her up on!  :puck: z

Azan is not out of the question, he is very dutiful and also a great soldier, maybe a small part Pippin in him. I'm confident we're not done being surprised by him. I could see that.  :azan:

Fun to think about.  :ubik:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to ???
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:30:53 AM »
I have tickets to go watch it on the 11th cos the show on the 5th sold out and the one on the 8th is at 12 PM (I'd be at work). If you're a long time fan and don't want to go through 10/15 episodes to watch a fight or power up, why not watch this :farnese:! Dragon Ball Z: Broly was freakin awesome and I hope *fingers crossed* the fights on this one are that good.

I agree. There's two things I want from my DBZ. Fantastic fight scenes and interesting character designs. Toriyama rarely disappoints, I think.

Ah yea, that reminds me. Movie 8 with Broly (definitely favorite), and movie 13 with Tapion and the Z sword, were previously the only movies made with Akira Toriyama. So this is the third one, making it a "sort of" rare thing. This is the 18th Dragonball movies and only the 3rd (I think) with the original creator. Another incentive to see it!

Found this random interesting information on the movie,
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods is the 18th movie in the Dragon Ball anime series. It will take place between Dragon Ball manga chapters 517 and 518, in the 10 year timeskip after Goku defeats Buu, but before the 28th World Martial Arts Tournament.
http://www.saiyanisland.com/2013/03/akira-toriyama-interview/
If I remember correctly, at the very end of the manga we skip forward to what looked like kid versions of Goku and Vegeta fighting (grandchildren I'm sure), and the character Uub is introduced.

ANYWAY, I was trying to find a quote on his comments on the movie and stumbled on this... I guess I've been out of the loop, but apparently ...
 ANOTHER DBZ MOVIE
is coming out in Japanese theaters in (May) 2015!

I will quote Toriyama from a magazine released just recently on it,

As with the last movie, I thought up the new story for the next Dragon Ball theatrical movie as though it were a continuation of the manga when it was in serialization. Just the fact that I don’t have to draw anything means I can obsess completely over the smallest bits of dialogue. Well, the truth is that I wasn’t planning on going that far, since it’s pretty exhausting at my age, but I got a little carried away.

This time will of course be a continuation of the previous Battle of Gods, but I’ve deliberately increased the amount of action scenes by a good deal. With regards to the contents, they told me, “Keep it a secret!” like they’re all high-and-mighty, so I can’t touch on it yet, but it should be super-duper interesting!

The fact that I’d say that, when I’m not big on the flashy action-stuff, means there’s no doubt about it! Even my very first editor Torishima, who rarely ever praises me, said, “This is good!”

Absolutely no doubt about it! …Although it won’t be any good if I say that too loudly and people end up disappointed by it, but at the very least, I’m confident that the contents are something that the fans will be able to thoroughly enjoy! Right now, I’m drawing the design illustrations for the new character(s) and such. The movie’s completion is still a ways out in the future, but please look forward to it!!


also, SSJ God Vegeta (I'm happy, though this is expected with Toriyama always keeping things happening in pairs, and I'm personally thinking this means SSJ God Gogeta?)
and the phrases, "The worst wish in history" and "now despair for the universe begins" are important

Teaser released just days ago: ps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHchMF-Dq8k (just Goku going SSJ1 and Shenron talking)

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to ???
« on: July 28, 2014, 11:32:10 PM »
So this is happening over here in the US. A limited, though very wide open, release of the latest Dragonball movie, which came out initially in March of '13. I read the creator Akira Toriyama basically said, "I tried thinking up an original story as if the serialization had continued.". So yeah, no GT, and as close to canon as we're ever going to get.

http://www.fandango.com/dragonballz:battleofgods_174747/movieoverview


Dragonball Z: Battle of the Gods Theatrical Release (US)

I'm oddly excited. I was never able to force myself to watch Dragonball GT (whatever they intended with Goku being a kid again and whatever the hell was going on with Trunks, mustache Vegeta? SMH), so I think part of me wants to look at this as on official alternative.  :troll:   :ganishka:

So yes, I'm actually going to see this, the ticket price is low (9$) for a theatre ticket nowadays, and I've seen every other DBZ movie at least a few times now. I'm always down for a good feel trip down nostalgia road, so why not?



I was wondering if anyone here has seen this and would give me their opinion on it?

Opinions on the web seem to be slightly tilted toward the negative, though I think this may be inevitable with such a popular series returning after so long of a time. Particularly when the author hasn't been involved in animation in almost 2 decades (or so the translation I read proposed).

The art seems about the same, except for some obvious computer assistance with the backgrounds and energy balls/blasts. Toriyama praised the art and called the battle scenes in the second half of the movie, "overwhelming":serpico:


..............


I wonder what's caused Japan to revisit so many of their old properties over the past few years? Berserk, Sailor Moon, now DBZ. Or perhaps I'm just noticing them more because these are series I was directly invested in..

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Creation Station / Re: Berserk AMV
« on: July 28, 2014, 02:48:07 AM »
One I made a couple years ago, was the first AMV I'd made in over 10 years. =/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M75MPIW_Uo

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: July 07, 2014, 12:30:55 PM »
I do think it's strange that they've thematically cut out all to do with the actual SoIaF and the prince, yet they've technically kept in enough to still do it, such as Ned's comments early in srason 1. They've just completely deemphasized it, but with the potential to reactivate it later. The same for what we were originally talking about introducing the Brotherhood Without Banners and Beric, only to abandon their later purpose. Of course, that really hasn't gone anywhere in the books either, and perhaps it really won't if they're cutting it from the show altogether. As you said, they have consulted with Martin on the direction of the story, so perhaps he just doesn't have too much in mind for it. Of course, if the show does finish with some half-assed ending, then he gets to sell the final book as "the real thing" to millions of HBO viewers, so he really has no incentive to beat the show, or rather let it get the final word.

That's the real problem that's presented here, for us readers anyway. If the show reveals the ending of the story that's a pretty big fuck you right in our faces. But it's the reality of the situation. Or so it seems (dun dun dun). I've been sorta slowly forming an opinion on the matter as the show deviates more and more from the source material. I find it very tedious and annoying, because the natural logical thought progression when anticipating an adaptation of a work you admire is that you hold onto that little thread of hope that it will shine out and do the source material proud. "Small things", like since Arya killed Biter in a pretty comical moment screen time, that Biter won't be having that fateful encounter with Brienne/Pod/Gendry, which then of course should lead to the three good guys (two of which are a Payne and a Lannister) to Stark... er Stoneheart (hm this is seemingly not such a "small thing" anymore, lots of big players) and a more murderous Brotherhood which of course leads to Jaimie with his reforged Stark sword  and Brienne, bringing our redeemed hero Lannister to meet the now twisted and malevolent Stark... and who the hell knows where that's going but I don't think this is small stuff. Anyway, that is just an example, and that whole thing might just be some side plot filler stuff we don't really need anyway. But it serves what I'm hoping in that, I've begun theorizing anyway....

 that we won't really be having an ending to...

 The Song of Ice and Fire(the last hero/Azor Ahai reborn/prince that was promised/the night that never ends/the fate of the world is at stake :magni:) Which of course readers have discovered is the "real story going on here"

 by the end of

A Game of Thrones(the "rightful family" will have the Iron Throne/who really cares which family sits on that uncomfortable chair anyway/King's Landing literally stinks from miles away :troll:) the focus point we started out thinking what this story was about with Eddard's detective work.

Like you said. I hope that's right anyway. Or something like it. Who knows.  :???: Martin is always trying to trick his audience. His torture of our poor souls never ends.  :sad:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: July 05, 2014, 09:18:36 AM »
I thought the same thing at first, but while it certainly would have won twitter that night where would they go with that on the show? Particularly where the actress is concerned as Alex Graves pointed out.

 

Well the fact that she's a Stark automatically makes it important to the story, afterall a large part of the Song of Ice and Fire is about that House specifically, with Jon being the penultimate. At least in the books. Catelyn is a pretty big part of Jon's character, just as much if not moreso than Eddard. I totally get what they're saying though, and for the show it can work, even though I wish they would've done it differently. The direction they took in the show with basically making The Iron Throne being the main focus instead of The Prince That Was Promised (whose song is of ice and fire). Show watchers don't get any of that.

In a weird way, Jon's story isn't that important to the direction the show has taken, at the moment at least. It's obviously building to something huge, but it does seem like you could cut it all out and still understand the show's story 100% without any confusion. They basically rolled all of The Prince That Was Promised/Azor Ahai parts into Dany's story and left Jon out. What little they mention of him.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: July 05, 2014, 08:29:49 AM »
It's pretty hilarious how Internet tough guy your attitude is about this. "The creator's wishes? Fuck that nonsense. Let's get this goddamn filth over with."

That isn't my attitude. I didn't really feel like going into detail about how I feel about it at all actually, but I think it kinda sucks that this what we are getting for an adaptation of the series. I also realize it could be a lot worse though and enjoy watching still, even if I wish they would do simple things like introduce Coldhands, or Lady Stoneheart (which wouldn't require a lot of screen time at all, and could easily replace one of the scenes they added in). The audience would probably go bananas over Lady Stoneheart. =/

You confuse me, sir!  :???:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: July 04, 2014, 09:36:33 AM »
Well Martin sat down with the show's creators and told them exactly how everything will end, and at least one of the creators has said outright that they're not waiting for him and they don't want this to go on too long, like 6-7 seasons max. Martin likes to kinda pretend that he has some say in the matter when he's asked about it, talking about doing prequels, adapting some short stories, finishing the story off in movies, etc, but it's absolutely not his choice and the choice is pretty much already made. It will be over in a few years, and the show will beat the books.

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Watched the pilot episode of HBO's new series, The Leftovers. Need to see more to form a more solid opinion but I'm not overly impressed. When I heard it's being made by a co-creator of LOST (Lindelof... UGH) and he said, and I'm paraphrasing, "I really hope the audience will care less about the mystery and more about the characters." I just thought to myself, "This idiot learned nothing!"



A few things I like about it though, the main character guy is interesting enough to care about, I really don't like the GR group (which I imagine is the intention), and I'm all about learning more about Wayne... is he supposed to be a prophet or something? Someone who maybe disappeared but returned?

I'm already convinced the "mystery" is supposed to be The Rapture, and also it will never be explained. Gary Busey and Anthony Bourdain were picked? Got a little chuckle from me, along with The Pope.  I hope it's something different and they do explain it, but I'm all but certain otherwise.


............


Also finishing True Blood, ugh. It's the last god damn season and I suffered all the others... so maybe Sookie will fuckin' die and Bill and Eric will dance on her grave. We can hope!



Those two have a beautiful bromance when they want to.

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Character Cove / Re: Whose/What back story are you most anxious for?
« on: June 30, 2014, 12:22:53 AM »
Skull Knight, obviously I guess. I've always been a bit interested to learn a bit more about Griffith as well, like his childhood, his family, did he ever have a girlfriend? A mentor? A mercenary band before The Hawks? Perhaps born out of some secret nobility? Was his father like him in some way? Siblings? We know a lot about him, yet we don't really know that much either, I feel like.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: June 29, 2014, 10:19:33 PM »
It's been about a year since I read it, but I don't recall any real differences. He certain dies the same way, head smashed in and I do believe he gets his teeth knocked in.

The one thing I'm not sure about is his bisexuality--or I guess a more appropriate term would be his omnisexuality. I honestly don't recall that being a big deal to him. He seemed entirely interested in his paramour from what I remember.


His bisexuality is hinted at in the books. In the books he's also represented as a bit more devious than he is in the show. Martin has a way of writing quick of wit and tongue characters, very good. The Martell's (such as Obyren) also hate the Tyrell's as much if not more than the Lannisters, which was almost completely left out.

That whole speech he gives Tyrion right before he say's he'll be his champion, about how mean his sister is and how he was supposed to be a monster, is actually given right when he meets Tyrion, and is meant as an insult to him, not a way of saying "I hate Cersei too."

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