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I'm looking to sell my Guts Berserker Exclusive 1 (Crocodile Base) statue. It needs some dusting off, but other than that, it's in great condition. Please PM me if you're interested so we can negotiate a price.

Edit: I removed AOW's pictures and posted pictures of my own.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Sam Raimi
« on: August 05, 2011, 04:11:35 PM »
Since posting about the new Spider-Man movie set to come out next year, I was reminded of something that's been on my mind for a while now. I know Sam Raimi has legions of fans, and critics always seem to love his movies, but I've never been that much of a fan. I know a lot of people who loved the first Spider-Man film, but I thought it was one of the corniest pieces of shit I'd seen on the silver screen in quite some time. I was laughing at most of the scenes that I assumed were supposed to be serious. That's never good when trying to suck an audience member into a film.

I was wondering what other people thought of Raimi's work. I liked the first part of Army of Darkness, but the second half bored me to tears. I never enjoyed the first two Evil Dead films, either. I haven't seen Drag Me to Hell, and I don't plan on it based on what I've seen of his other films. I dunno, am I alone here? I'm not saying he's a bad director; it's hard to have so many fans and such critical praise if you really do suck at directing. I just don't enjoy his films that much.

Another filmmaker I like, who has had a similar career to Raimi, is Peter Jackson. While others seem to despite some of his most recent work, I get a kick out of it. I never liked his splatter films (Brain Dead almost made me throw up; never a good idea to eat dinner when watching one of those), but I really enjoyed The Lord of the Rings films (despite their numerous deviations from the source material, I thought they were really well made and captured the spirit of Tolkien's writing, though many might disagree) and even the remake of King Kong (though parts of it were almost as laughable as Spider-Man(.

Again, it might just be a matter of taste, but I thought he was a worthy enough director to talk about.

Shootin' the Breeze / Learning Japanese
« on: August 18, 2010, 02:22:40 PM »
I took Japanese for a year in college, but I haven't retained a lot of the sentence structure. I still know a lot of words and I can read hiragana and katakana pretty well, so it shouldn't be too hard to get back into it. I'm hoping to come out more fluent this time than last. Does anyone have any recommendations for learning it by yourself? Are there any books, computer programs, etc. that people recommend?

Shootin' the Breeze / Winter Storm '06
« on: December 18, 2006, 04:03:40 PM »
Power finally came back on at my place at 1:00 PM PST yesterday afternoon after going out around 9:00 PM PST Thursday night.  Not a fun weekend, let me tell you.  I'm thankful, however, that I currently have power, as thousands more in Washington State are without.  There hasn't been a storm this bad in over a decade here.  We had hurricane-force gusts (80-100 mph) during the storm.  That and the cable didn't go out early enough in the Seahawks' game, forcing me to witness a horrible loss minutes before losing power and heat.  Yay. :puck:

On a lighter note, I did get quite a bit of reading done. :serpico:

Shootin' the Breeze / The Hills Have Eyes
« on: March 15, 2006, 07:14:16 AM »
Just got back from watching the re-make of Wes Craven's "The Hills Have Eyes".  It was pretty good, in my opinion, and it had Berserk written all over it.  I don't wanna spoil anything here, but let's just say the main character gets beat the fuck up and manages to dish it back with interest and his companion is a dog named Beast.  Coincidence?  Yeah probably. :chomp:

But yeah, what I'm getting at is that it's one of the most decent horror flicks I've seen in quite some time and I highly recommend that people check it out.

Berserk Merchandise / God Hand (Normal Version)
« on: October 16, 2005, 08:10:29 PM »
Was browsing eBay and saw this, if anyone's interested:
Hopefully this hasn't been posted before!  Too rich for my blood, but maybe someone on here can afford it.  Rob, I'm looking in your direction. :guts:

Berserk Merchandise / My statues
« on: October 01, 2005, 07:19:17 PM »
Since everyone is posting pics of their statues these days, I felt like showing off two of the three PVC statues I have.  I'm working up some money to buy a resin or two, but for now, the PVC statues are all I have.

Guts Armored Berserk PVC statue(it's a little blurry)

Flying Zodd PVC statue

I'm just starting out collecting, so it'll be a while before I have a large set going.  Anywho, that's all for now. :guts:

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