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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Dexter Season 2
« on: November 14, 2007, 09:32:57 AM »

Any Dexter fans here?

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Californication
« on: September 14, 2007, 03:30:42 PM »
I saw the first episode tonight expecting a overrated flavour of the month from Showtime. I found I thoroughly enjoyed it, one of the better new series I've seen for a fair while and look forward to watching more.

Anyone else watching this?

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Deathly Hallows
« on: July 20, 2007, 03:26:30 AM »
I don't know if there are any Harry Potter fans here, but those who are undoubtedly know about the release of the 7th and final book released tomorrow. Yes, I'm a fan.

I am one of the fans who couldn't be bothered waiting and found a pdf version going around, but rest assured I have every intention of buying my copy in the morning. Thus far I'm about 150 pages in and thoroughly enjoying it, a nice change from the disappointment I obtained after watching the new HP movie.

Any other fans?


PS: Saiya don't you dare drop in any spoilers that aren't in the designated brackets. :puck:

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Shootin' the Breeze / I probably need glasses.
« on: June 06, 2007, 03:08:46 PM »
It sucks, I used to have brilliant long distance vision but it appears lately I'm slowly developing myopia, that is when I'm reading books and looking at the monitor there's no problems. Anything from more than 7 meters away is getting blurry.

I'm hoping certain members who need glasses, contacts or have had laser correction done can give me some advice to pros and cons on the matter. Don't mean it to sound vain but I don't want to change my personal image to wearing glasses regularly. I don't have anything against them at all of course... but look at my avatar and edit some glasses on. I don't think it'd work.


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News & Not News / Guy cuts off own penis in restaurant.
« on: May 01, 2007, 07:28:49 AM »
http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,21618357-952,00.html

Quote
Police sped to the scene, subduing him with capsicum spray while treating a number of diners for shock. They were also able to recover the male organ from the restaurant floor, the Sun said.

He's tough, I'll give him that.

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News & Not News / Sleeping pill side effects
« on: March 28, 2007, 03:37:44 AM »
This gave me a bit of a laugh. I would want to try it just to see if anything would happen.;D

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21157003-23289,00.html

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News & Not News / A solution to western nations health problems
« on: March 16, 2007, 06:37:22 AM »
Obviously not a solution to all of them, but I don't exaggerate on many. The best part is it's so simple, all you need is the right information. Non westerners here can likely learn from it also.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/28/magazine/28nutritionism.t.html?ex=1174190400&en=e077e9d8d28214b0&ei=5070

A lot of it surprised me to the point of being a little disturbed.

I don't expect many people to get through it all but if you have any weight, diet or health problems in general, this is for you.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Tourism assistance
« on: January 01, 2007, 04:38:27 PM »
Yo,

I'm currently trying to make a list of tourist spots to visit in Tokyo, Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and Singapore. I have had searched in a number of areas, but still looking for more options.

I can only assume there are a number of people here in particular with some knowledge on the subject, so I request information from anyone who has any knowledge on the matter, either through personal experience or reputation.

Any info on reputable stores, tourist attractions, particular districts, etc would be very much appreciated.



PS: Sayia you have no excuse not to give info.  :puck:

Edit: Nothing, how disappointing.

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News & Not News / Kramer hates niggers!
« on: November 23, 2006, 04:53:27 PM »
Look out Mel, Michael Richards may have completely ruined what little is left of his career.


http://www.cnn.com/2006/SHOWBIZ/Movies/11/20/richards.epithets.ap/index.html


Of course, this post would be far from complete without the video proof. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-T7uKvpzVXI


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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Good Japanese TV?
« on: October 10, 2006, 04:03:26 PM »
I have been looking for a new series of sorts to get into, but nothing has really stoop out to me lately.

Does anyone know of any good Japanese dramas or series that are worth getting into? I think I feel like something different, and outside of Anime and a few Jap movies I haven't seen or heard of much.

Not really looking for new Anime titles, unless there's some really really good Anime series I don't know about.



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Speculation Nation / Crossing paths with Neo hawks again.
« on: September 06, 2006, 06:31:06 PM »
This was an idea conceived from the Episode 278 thread.

Although I don't think Griffith has any interest in finding Guts, he does have a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The idea is by both admins that when Skully said, according to Saiki's translation "If you continue on your journey, you will encounter Apostles many times" It was only in relation to Vritannis. I'm not saying that's not the case, but I can't help but wonder if he was referring to further into the journey also.

For one, Guts has a habit of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. As Walter and Aaz said, there would be no reason to cross paths with Griffith's troops out in the sea (although I don't doubt they'll manage to piss something off on the boat trip.) In particular however, a potential time for Guts to next cross paths with Griffith's Apostles would be in Elfhelm. We already know Griffith doesn't like magic users from when Skully talked about why Griffith killed Flora.

Meeting in Elfhelm is but one Idea, there could easily be many other reasons for Guts and his group to run into them in different areas at different times. As he has been on his journey, he has already crossed paths with them a few times. Besides, the Neo Hawks including Griffith are of course, are the primary antagonists for Guts to deal with; his journey is obviously far from over, so Skully predicting Guts's destiny to continue crossing paths with them seems very plausible IMO.

Comments?

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Video Games / Cell Factor!!
« on: August 26, 2006, 06:09:49 AM »
I haven't found many games that have gripped me for a fair while, in fact apart from hard drives I haven't bothered to upgrade my computer for around 18 months but this.... this changes everything.


It's been known about for a while, yet as skullknights game board has managed to miss it, I have taken it upon myself to spead the word of the latest revolutionary game due. Get your physics cards ready boys and girls, you're going to need it for this one as I don't think it's possible to run without the new hardware.


With many games the pictures make the game look better than it is, but Cellfactor is the complete opposite. Find video trailers here;

http://gaming.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=5198

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/cellfactor/index.html

They aren't small in size but it's best to see the game in all it's glory.
Due late 2006 I think, but with a game like this I wouldn't be surprised if they take longer, dispite looking fairly finished.

Also info on the new Ageia Physics Processing Unit for those new to the concept, sounds like most games in the future will be using physics cards like this;
http://www.hothardware.com/viewarticle.aspx?articleid=816&cid=2


God it looks like fun, Can't fucking wait....

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / World Trade Centre
« on: August 11, 2006, 03:28:38 PM »
I thought Hollywood had to wait longer before exploiting tragic events like these.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/wtc/

And it seems Oliver Stone is directing this, real promising. ::)

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Shootin' the Breeze / Manna
« on: July 14, 2006, 10:54:25 AM »
Recently I was sent a link to a site to MarshallBrain.com. In particular a story on the site is called Manna, science fiction but is strangely believable IMO.

I haven't finished it yet but I wanted to share it all the same. Very interesting, worth a look.

http://marshallbrain.com/manna1.htm


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Shootin' the Breeze / What does this mean to you?
« on: May 24, 2006, 07:45:41 AM »
Can you see the main concept in this flash?


http://www.fat-pie.com/menfromupthestairs.htm

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Shootin' the Breeze / Just wanted to share....
« on: May 17, 2006, 06:32:54 PM »
Recently I was sent a link to a poster unlike any I have ever encountered before, Japanese gamer Mitsufumi san.
Here he not only gives his very unique racing sim reviews, but a few other bits of information also.

http://forum.rscnet.org/showthread.php?t=247661

http://forum.rscnet.org/showthread.php?t=253365


I hope he becomes a Berserk fan and comes here, I really do. ;D

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Shootin' the Breeze / Carnivale
« on: April 06, 2006, 06:26:39 PM »
So recently I haven't had much to watch. I've seen alot of TV series and watched alot of movies in my time, now it's to the point that something has to be very impressive and/or stands out to me before I can devote the time to it.
Then my brothers vagina recommends a HBO series called Carnivale, which I had never heard of, and lends me the first season.

Anyone else watch this? After seeing two seasons of it I am very impressed with such a unique and entertaining series. A TV drama had not captivated me this much since Six Feet Under, so naturally I was disgusted to find out it was Cancelled by HBO leaving the series at a cliff hanger. There is some closure but not enough IMO.

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Shootin' the Breeze / A mystery of life answered..
« on: March 19, 2006, 05:45:03 AM »
We have all wondered about it at one stage or another; it takes us away from concentrating on homework before a big exam and keeps us up at night when we try to sleep.
Now someone has given us a strong and thought out theory on the topic to give us closure, or at least ease our minds.

http://www.mcsweeneys.net/2005/4/8schweiger.html

I agree with most of it, but personally, I reckon on a good day I could take 10 or 11. ;D

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Shootin' the Breeze / Happy Valentines Day
« on: February 14, 2006, 11:38:45 AM »
I just wanted to share a beautiful little flash cartoon capturing the magic of Valentines day. This is one of my all time favourites.

http://www.fat-pie.com/love.htm

Enjoy. ;)

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Speculation Nation / Guts' path in the future
« on: January 06, 2006, 07:09:35 AM »
After reading through some back chapters and other threads it occured to me that it's been a reasonable amount of time since Guts has made any real attempt to try and follow revenge by going after Griffith and the Godhand again.

Granted it is pretty obvious he is (and probably always will be) still angry at Griffith and the Godhand which is justified, shown at such times as Episode 237 while Skully was talking about him coming across many Apostles lead by Griffith before the beast almost comes forth once again. Also Slann in volume 26, trying to kill her without hesitating the moment he sees her.

I think it's safe to say Guts is and probably always has been an incredibly one track minded person. For some time now his only thought was to take Casca to Elfhelm. Question is after that is done will he want to go right back to revenge or find a new reason to live?

After Elfhelm I have no real idea what his choices will be when the time comes, but suspect he will either find something else he will want to do with his life or when he considers revenge be stopped by Casca (as many of us have considered)

There is also a possibility that he will continue revenge right away and the others (including Casca who's bitter) will follow him on his journey to kill Griffith, Apostles and any who stand in his way. To me however Character development in Guts has been slowly changing over a period of time, particularly after life altering experiences so I doubt he would just follow revenge without something to set his mind off.

I could see him deciding to kill the Godhand and Apostles different reasons, in particular taking on a more benevolent reason to kill Griffith and Apostles instead of being primarily for revenge as he is becoming a better person in the series.

Whatever the case I think it's fairly safe to say that for whatever reason it's a matter of time before Guts will eventually hunt Griffith, Apostles and the Godhand again, most readers will agree on this. The other possible story path is while he is trying to make his life better after reaching Elfhelm something happens that sets him off again to be once again only thinking of revenge.

Your thoughts?

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Speculation Nation / Will the story jump into the future again?
« on: September 16, 2005, 06:04:25 AM »
OK this question has been on my mind unconsciously for a fair while, if there's already been a thread about it then my apologies.

So in the first few volumes we have him as the Blackswordsman of course before it goes back 20 or so years to when he was born then slowly moves from there. When it finally catches up we can only assume a year or so has passed since the Snake baron when Guts moves onto fighting Roshinu.

Now that was around volume 14, since then after roughly two decades of movement. Since that time however up until volume 30, with all that has happened not much time has moved at all. Personally my assumption would be six months or so.
It's not like I have a problem with this at all or anything but I'm to the possibility of the story jumping into the future again before the epic story finishes.

Will we get to see Isidro and Schierke as adults or at least closer to it? Will we see characters die of old age while Guts manages to escape the physical effects of time by becoming more than human? Maybe not as it seems to be a firm belief that Guts will never become more than human. 
Will Guts's crew die before the end of the series thus an excuse for Miura to jump several years into the future to see Guts's new physical an emotional changes, or will the story move like it has for almost 60% of the Manga so far?

Personally I believe it will jump a few years into the future by the end of the series, not that it looks like it's going to happen any time soon but the story is far from finished so I won't rule out the possibility. I don't think that it will be any more than a decade or so but who really knows.

Anyway, your opinions?

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Shootin' the Breeze / Sweet flash game
« on: September 16, 2005, 04:26:00 AM »
Recently came across this really fun flash game, best one I have played in a long long time actually. Give it a go and see what level you can get up to.

http://www.eyezmaze.com/tontie/v1/index.html

Warning: This game may cause a severe mental addiction.

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Well it seems a new Ninja Turtles movie is currently in production and will be released in 2007!

Apparently it's going to be a bit darker than the original movies, like the original Eastman and Laird comics which I was more or a fan of. Still the first movie was still pretty sweet in a nostalgic kind of way. ;D
On that note Ninja turtle co creator Peter Laird will be one of the executive producers so hopefully it will. Hopefully they decide to make it less for children and more for teenages/young adults, afterall all the original fans that were around when it was a huge fad have aged somewhat.

I have to admit I am anticipating this movie. The turtles are going to be completely in CGI rather than uniform as will the enemies rather than stuntmen.
Kevin Munroe... well I haven't heard of any of the movies he has done but he is the director and screen writer so it's interesting to see if he's up to the challenge or not. He says special effects aside the primary issue is the story and he claims to be a long time fan of the characters since Eastman and lairds comics so who knows.

Indepth interviews about it can be found here:

http://www.superherohype.com/news.php?id=2786

http://www.gamerz-edge.com/news/articles/040705Turtles.html

http://www.joblo.com/index.php?id=7450

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Shootin' the Breeze / ZUBAAAAAAAAN!
« on: March 04, 2005, 03:46:08 AM »
Found a great and addictive internet game recently, so I thought I would share it with others for the sake of online competition.

http://megami.starcreator.com/nanaca-crash/

If you cross Love Hina with that Pingu game with landmines we played a while back, this is most probably the offspring. ;D

This isn't the official game site but it has rules in english which I neglected to find until later on, anyway happy crashing. ;)

PS: Don't forget to post high scores.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Charlie and the chocolate factory
« on: January 23, 2005, 02:54:50 AM »
Usually I wouldn't be overly interested in it but as it stars Johnny Depp who is one of my favourite actors as Wonka, and having fond memories of the book and original film I think I will go and see this one. Tim Burton has done some alright stuff too.

http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/charliechocolatefactory/

Looks pretty wild! I imagine Depp would be good for the role. ;D

BTW Christopher Lee as Wonka's father?

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