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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you watching? (television thread)
« on: September 29, 2010, 02:46:19 AM »
Finished Louie, man middle age looks bleak.

Speculation Nation / Re: Isma's fate
« on: July 29, 2010, 02:59:17 AM »
She's seemed perfectly content living on her own, then again I wouldn't sob my life story to complete strangers either. I'd say it's a stretch to believe that her people would appear suddenly, and just because someone finds Guts and co. fascinating doesn't mean they're going to tag along. Though she's already got a more unusual life than Isidro, so she wouldn't be that out of place if she decided to tag along.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What'd you do over the weekend?
« on: July 27, 2010, 02:25:04 AM »
Back to my summer job at the sleep disorder center as a technician. I get swab the fatties clean and stick electrodes on their greasy folds before they go to sleep. If I'm lucky, I'll get to spend the whole night watching them choke under the weight of their own fat as they fail to breathe on their own. Fascinating work! :troll:

Speaking of shitty beer, last weekend I was drinking Natural Ice. Bleh. Awful.

That crap almost made me a prohibitionist, but then we found some wine in my buddies basement and made Sangria.

News & Not News / Re: Arizona thread
« on: July 27, 2010, 12:59:34 AM »
Yes, I was sarcastic! Wow, do I really come off as that crazy? Yes there are dangerous illegal immigrants and there are dangerous US citizens too, do we consider both a blight on our society that must be permanently removed? Maybe it's because my sense of nationalism is weak, but I don't really feel I have much less in common with my friends who came to the US when they were toddlers than I do with the one's who were born here. Many illegal immigrants are completely functional members of society that have limited opportunities simply because they had the unfortunate luck of being born a few 1000 miles further South than me.

I can't even get dragged to conventions in my own city. Then again, I don't exactly feel one with the anime convention crowd.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Insomnia
« on: July 27, 2010, 12:36:43 AM »
Delayed sleep phase. Not really the most troubling condition, but there was a point freshman year my circadian rhythms were completely out of sync with my class times which caused some complications. If you take a sleeping aid at your desired bed time for like 2 or 3 days you can correct it pretty easy. The hard part is maintaining the cycle on your own then. I'm just the kind of person who ignores everything beyond the walls of the room I'm in, so I really have trouble with sleeping so that I'm awake when everyone else is.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 315
« on: July 26, 2010, 11:47:19 PM »
Man this whole episode is just armor and monster porn, awesome. I think there are like 3 full pages of just the armor activated. Time to get out the Crayola boxes.

It doesn't just augment his animosity, putting it simply or not. It makes his pain and fear disappear, it confuses him with hatred and distorts his perception of the world, it slowly destroys his senses and without Flora's talisman it would have shattered his mind. And it goes way beyond making him more aggressive anyway: he loses all sense of self-preservation and just rushes into danger mindlessly, straining his body beyond its limits in the process.

Moral, crack kills.

I'm wondering if the shots of his muscles won't serve to show the flipside later as he aches all over or something like that.

I think every muscle fiber in Guts body will have torn by the time he hacks his way through every single umm, Sea Monster, would that term be appropriate? That's assuming his bones don't break, he bleeds out, or he trips and gets clusterfucked. Well at least the DS will never break again! Though, slugs don't actually have any teeth, and I think the pirate captain said something about slowly being digested. I see a lot of bursting out of monster bellies coming. Also, I still think it's not a complete stretch that the merging of the worlds will have a visible effect on the appearance of the Berserker armor, so maybe he's got something up his sleeve?

I think everyone here is familiar with the traditional definition of a berserker.

Oh Aaz, there you go setting a standard for us ignorant masses. I never heard anything specifically refering Berserkers as wolves or bears, but the image certainly came to mind.

News & Not News / Re: Arizona thread
« on: June 29, 2010, 05:23:06 AM »
This is a sticky situation and makes me feel that the country is going to turn into one big Orwellian novel.

I seriously have no problem with immigrants who come here legally and try to obtain a legal citizenship.  It's the ones who hop across the border and somehow think they're entitled to the rights of every other natural citizen that piss me off.  If they find illegals, then send them home.

United States citizens are born with an inherent sense of justice and moral character that makes them better members of society than everyone else on the planet. When you label someone as illegal it automatically makes them more harmful than any criminal, drug addict, or hate monger who is still given basic privileges because they've always lived on a particular patch of dirt. It's just a fuckin' witch hunt.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 313
« on: June 29, 2010, 05:03:48 AM »
Isma is far more well tangible than any other elemental or astral being we've seen if we assume the village has been normal every non-full moon day before the wave. Would her mother be just as invisible to most people as say Puck and Ivarella? The war with the Sea God is what concerns me the most, it proves that astral beings are at least concerned with the real world. I could see Elfhelm showing great concern for current events which was something I was unsure of until now.

Video Games / Re: Gears of War 3
« on: April 15, 2010, 12:47:38 AM »
I just hope the split-screen/Xbox live player limit issues are fixed. I hate how you can play co-op campaign on one 360, but if you want to play online, it's one person per console!

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: April 13, 2010, 08:31:55 PM »
And she couldn't just clip its wings or dare I say climb the tree?

Video Games / Re: Flash games
« on: April 06, 2010, 09:47:46 PM »

Video Games / Re: Good and Bad Video Game Conventions
« on: April 06, 2010, 08:06:26 PM »
-The ability to choose between original vs. dubbed audio and the ability to toggle subtitles (as opposed to just a dub)
-A long, densely packed main story line. Side missions are fun too, but they are rarely as interesting as the missions that unravel the main story.
-Your main character having his/her own personal story
-Fast travel systems
-Rewards for fighting off 200 waves of enemies only using a wrench without getting hit
-Intricate skills and ability trees
-Recurring characters
-Optional weapon upgrades
-Alternate mission objectives
-Being able to keep enemies airborne for extended periods of time
-Being able to web sling across New York, and hang a beaten up thug on every streetlight in Manhattan

-Weapon Durability
-New main character who looks exactly like the original and play the same way, but is annoying as hell and lame
-Weight Restrictions (If it fits in my bag, I can run with it!)
-360 mics
-360 online players
-Energy shields
-Crouch healing instead of health bars
-Too low strength to wear a belt with more potion slots
-Non-playable combat phases
-Infinitely spawning enemies
-Weapon and Map packs for 'tards with too much money and no other games, that make you better than players who have been winning for months on skill alone
-Guild Drama
-Achievements that don't unlock anything
-Moral Choice systems with identical storyline and ending
-Killing off named characters as part of game play mechanics when you could win without doing it easily or instead just make it part of the cut scene
-RPGs that don't let you get a shiny sword because you took to long in the campaign because you were dicking around looking for all the other shiny swords beforehand
-4 players can't play online using the same 360

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your plans for the future
« on: April 06, 2010, 02:05:01 AM »
Whoow got a nice ass apartment for the next 3 years! Moving in after this summer, gonna be heaven after living in this shitty dorm room. God, it's been so long since I've had my own bathroom, I could cry. Going to make college a lot easier.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Be prepared for the apocalypse
« on: April 06, 2010, 02:01:06 AM »
All you need is a bite-proof body suit and maybe a face mask! I wonder how heavy shark-proof suits are on land? Then dealing with zombies just becomes a way to kill time.

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: February 27, 2010, 11:13:41 PM »
So being an uncreative hack on deviantart is a crime? And I thought justice didn't exist. :troll:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 312
« on: February 27, 2010, 10:50:51 PM »
Man this is one of those episodes that reminds me that Berserk has everything: violence, monsters, horror, comedy, budding-romance, and boob jokes.  :troll:

My favorite scene is easily the one where Guts is watching the two villagers over his shoulder without so much as blinking. The actual event is completely normal but the scene depicted is so perfectly bizarre! I'm kind of wondering why Serpico hasn't noticed anything though. I understand that Magnifico and even Roderick might not be paying attention. I guess there group must be filling most of inn, so it's easy to miss two people in the corner of the room.

News & Not News / Re: So cold around the midwest
« on: February 14, 2010, 06:53:34 PM »
It was bad. I still can't leave campus cause the sidewalks are all ice.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 311
« on: February 13, 2010, 07:07:07 PM »
Personally, I'm really worried for the ship and the crew. I wouldn't be surprised if a couple of the sailors decided to take a walk and were somehow pulled toward the big cave.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Venture Brothers
« on: October 25, 2009, 03:54:34 AM »
Dude, first episode of season 5 was pure gold! It's shame you'd be completely lost if you didn't see season 4 finale. Aaz the quality of the show really improves by the third season.

News & Not News / Re: Parents kill daughter with God
« on: October 25, 2009, 03:52:29 AM »
Just a small note, Christians aren't the only crazy ones. My grandmother had mental illness for most of her adult life, and she had some cooky solutions of her own. My father told me that when he was younger, my grandmother had him buy a chicken for what was essentially voodoo rituals. My father is a physician and my grandmother had been treated with modern medicine since she first contracted her disorder, but she still insisted that killing a chicken and giving it's head to some old dude with braids would ensure her health. I'd like to think she wised up by the time I was born, but I don't for sure. I'm really just glad she was of sound mind at least medically when she passed, but I also sometimes think my father puts to much faith in religion also.

Creation Station / Re: Guts digital sculpture.
« on: October 25, 2009, 03:27:21 AM »
Awesome job! I never realized how much Zodd shows off his legs before though :ganishka:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 309
« on: October 25, 2009, 03:18:55 AM »
Woow, some episode. The Ol' Captain was unusually eloquent for someone possessed. Maybe him and the spirits are just on the same page? His fingers and hair reminded me of the Grinch, it's the most disfigured someone has looked due to possession alone so far right? Since the "astral wave" maybe changes in a person's od change their physical appearance as well?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Recommendations for Manga
« on: October 10, 2009, 05:02:59 AM »
Well if it's cheap thrills you want, one manga I really liked reading was "Biomeat". There's a world food crisis, and a GM (Genetically Modified) animal that feeds on garbage is mass produced. It of course breaks out, and can digest anything besides metal. Fun ensues! It's a horror story but it's not as hopeless as say Junji Ito's work, but I'd recommend him as well.

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