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Speculation Nation / Re: Casca's Role in the Future
« on: June 18, 2018, 12:43:35 AM »
Heyyy i believe a stumbled upon a fic you wrote on tumblr under the same name!

I've never posted on tumblr so that just can't be. Maybe someone usurped my name, though.

I believe that she could beat the shit out of Silat<3. I hope for a rematch in their eventual meeting.

Hahaha, I don't know about that. Silat's pretty good...

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Speculation Nation / Re: Casca's Role in the Future
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:37:22 PM »
I'm sure that Casca's healing aint for nothing, right? One of the things that made me love her is the fact that she lead the Hawks for one whole year while being hunted by the effin Midland army 24/7. [...] I mean, she must be one hell of a strategist (is that what you call 'em?).

Yes, Casca was a great leader.

I can imagine Casca playing a big role as a commander of an army that they will somehow gather.

Yep, I have speculated as much in the past. Even without raising an army, she could make a big difference for the group.

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Would it be possible for me to make a lump sum?

Sure is! Here's the PayPal link.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:35:39 AM »
Playing Killer7 finally. It's such an insane and cool looking game. It took a bit to get used to the controls but I'm really enjoying it. I should have checked it out waaay earlier since I loved No More Heroes 1 and 2.

Yeah Killer7 is Sudo51's masterpiece, not sure he'll ever top it.

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 15, 2018, 06:34:12 AM »
I'm much more interested in the details of this article:

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/e3-2018-from-softwares-sekiro-shadows-die-twice-in/1100-6459749/

Oh, very nice. That does indeed look like a very promising evolution of the Souls series' relatively "rough" gameplay (because it was inspired by Monster Hunter's, where the core mechanic is dodging attacks and going for big hits on weak spots :iva:). I'm quite eager to get my hands on it.

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Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 14, 2018, 01:47:51 PM »
I'm surprised to see you guys couldn't get into the Witcher. I'm curious if you actually tried playing any of the games and it wouldn't stick, or if the theme simply couldn't stir your interest enough.

I played something like 5 hours of The Witcher 1. At some point there was a bunch of side quests to do and the main quest required to gather some stuff as well and I don't know, I just wasn't that interested. Haven't tried the sequels. Not dead set against it, just got enough games to play as it is and little time to do it.

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Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 13, 2018, 07:36:08 PM »
Alright, I'm going to be the lamer who liked (almost) everything. Here are the titles I'm likely to buy at some point, listed in some vague and probably not very accurate order of excitement.

Resident Evil 2
Anthem
Cyberpunk 2077
Sekiro
Doom Eternal
The Last of Us Part II
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Death Stranding
Ghost of Tsushima
Metro Exodus
Control
Ori 2
Rage 2
Prey & Wolfenstein 2 (yeah I haven't played these yet because Zenimax' lawsuit against Oculus annoyed me)

Also, it wasn't revealed at E3 proper, but I'm pretty pumped about Stormland (VR game for the Rift) and somewhat intrigued by Déraciné (PSVR game by From Software).

-Cyberpunk — Despite unsuccessfully developing any interest in any of the Witcher games, I'm very interested in this one, and it had an incredible trailer.

I could never get into the Witcher and strangely the trailer didn't really wow me, but the private demo they're showing is apparently mindblowing, so I'm hyped nevertheless.

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: June 12, 2018, 06:26:48 AM »
The RE2 remake looks pretty neat. Scratching that nostalgic itch.

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 11, 2018, 05:32:24 PM »
This concept is already present in pretty much all the Souls games and also Bloodborne

Not really. In the Souls games, when you die you respawn elsewhere and have to fight your way back and restart the battle from scratch. But in this trailer, the character is revived on the spot and is shown striking the big fat guy from behind as he walks away. Now it might just be clever editing and maybe it'll work differently in the game, but the name ("Shadows Die Twice") suggests otherwise, which is what Griffith was remarking on and is what prompted that comment of mine.

the protagonist from Sekiro kinda resembles Manji [...] the primitive prosthetic augmentation/technology idea [...] the setting [...]

Yeah sure, that also factors into it.

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 11, 2018, 07:30:21 AM »
The most interesting wrinkle though was the whole "you won't die easily" :ganishka: twist and how they'll incorporate that. Something akin to the death mechanic in Braid? Will you literally die twice? Whatever it is it was a neat switch to see you as the ressurecting "monster" and it'll either be a very cool mechanic or a very underwhelming non-factor and more a narrative device.

It gave me vibes from "Blade of the Immortal", actually. The idea that you face an enemy, get wiped out, but you rise again and this time you know its tricks... and can prevail.

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:18:09 PM »
Sekiro looks damn good. Would it make more sense to merge this with the Ni-Oh thread though?  :troll:

Haha, I hesitated between this and the Bloodborne thread actually, because the gameplay looks like it's even more dynamic than Bloodborne's (a good thing if you ask me). But yeah, they must have been pissed when Ni-Oh was announced, it kinda stole their thunder. I've yet to play it, so maybe I'll do them back to back to compare. :iva:

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 10, 2018, 09:05:37 PM »
Here's the trailer for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the new From Software game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGPknmiLxGo

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 31, 2018, 05:39:05 PM »
Miura's comment, courtesy of Puella:

I've explained more than enough to the young manager about the charms of narration. ( ̄3 ̄)

** In Japanese the word for "narration" and "explanation" is the same, so the comment is funny.

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Video Games / Re: Atari VCS
« on: May 30, 2018, 03:09:27 PM »
You made a mistake.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Overview of Berserk's episodic releases
« on: May 28, 2018, 05:32:27 AM »
Oooh, that's nifty! I need that to help me keep track of my YA collection.

That's why I originally made it. :slan:

Just a question of clarification, Young Animal's 01 issue of the printed year hit the stands during the second Friday of the December of the year before, right?

Yeah, the cover date is always ahead of the actual release date by one increment.

Also out of curiosity, was Revenge 16: Golden Age (#8) never published in Animal House? Was it added in Volume 5's publication?

Good question. I forgot to be honest. I would need to check, but as you can imagine information dating back from that era is hard to come by.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Overview of Berserk's episodic releases
« on: May 27, 2018, 08:12:57 PM »
People seem more interested in Berserk's prepublication schedule than ever, so I figured I might as well share this resource I made for myself some years ago. I'll update it from time to time.



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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 23, 2018, 03:36:25 PM »
Do you think that with the resolution of this battle, that we have a change on PoV for next episode? I know that Miura likes to show a little bit of action regularly so maybe this Griffith battle was a way of getting some of that in before flipping back to a mountain of Guts and Casca dialogue?

Nah, that wouldn't make sense. Like I said in the previous thread, this battle is merely a cool introduction to something else. You should expect there to be at least a few episodes from Griffith's side before switching back.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 23, 2018, 05:02:23 AM »
Just to be sure, the "ominous large shadow in the thicket" Sonia mentioned in the previous release was definitely referring to the Hydra correct? We shouldn't expect some other entity to still be lurking about, right?

Yes.

Pure filler, even if pretty.

This is the continuation of what we saw last month, and its purpose is still the same: setting the scene of Griffith's military campaign before the story develops from here.
I get how the release schedule can be frustrating, but this is actually the opposite of filler.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 22, 2018, 06:46:31 PM »
Cool to see the hydra again in any case. This guy seems like he's bigger than the one we saw in Volume 34 though, considering how tiny the Jotunn look next to him.

I think the scale is off in the first two pages. The giants should be roughly the same size as Zodd, but here they look minuscule next to the hydra.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 22, 2018, 03:23:34 PM »
So maybe the thread should be retitled, then?

Yeah, but that can wait until we get confirmation directly from Young Animal.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 22, 2018, 02:30:18 PM »
It's worth discussing, but far from conclusive. [...] However, 356 (15 pgs) + "357" (9 pgs) does equate to one large-sized episode (24 pgs). So it's not a crazy thought. Just a whole new ballgame.

I've been super busy these past few weeks, so I hadn't actually checked out the title of episode 356. But I just did, and it turns out the way they named it specifically says "part one". Not as in (1) for the first of a series of episodes, but as in the first part of the episode itself. So I actually do think this is really "episode 356, part 2" and not episode 357.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 22, 2018, 01:07:05 PM »
Cool to see Zodd tear into the hydra. I was surprised such a creature required a triple-team of apostles to take down though. Of course, I also didn't realize it could immediately pop a new head.

Yeah I loved seeing Zodd just into the fray. Seeing him bite into one of the heads kind of reminded me of my cats for some reason. :void:

The fact the heads regrow make sense: it's faithful to the mythological depiction of the hydra. That being said I agree it wasn't a given, and it's interesting to see that a seemingly "random" critter like that requires teamwork from Griffith's lieutenants. A reminder that while they make it look easy, these creatures aren't pushovers.


Too bad about the strange shortness of this episode. From 15 pgs, which was noticeably short last time, to 9 (not including the new title page) is a bit disheartening, given that this is now effectively a HALF length episode.

Yeah it is indeed very short, to the point where the previous episode and this one could have reasonably been a single issue. That might be a compromise in order to maintain the monthly releases.

Ah, I see he brought back a Griffith classic. Stabbing people in the eye with his sword.

But with a leaping strike! Pretty cool indeed. While this episode was basically just eye candy, I have to say it was premium grade stuff.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: New member
« on: May 19, 2018, 02:25:23 AM »
I actually think that the next Berserk adaptation should be a stand alone movie of about ~2 hours in length covering the black swordsman arc.

Indeed.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: May 13, 2018, 02:09:36 PM »
So I recently found this channel out and like it was fate, it pumps out a Berserk video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WhgUNBszps

I found the approach to the underlying themes of conciousness and form quite spot-on, even though the whole shebang with the Idea of Evil is likely not getting adressed, at least not directly.

I just watched it and I can't say that it is very good. There are several misconceptions throughout the video (including what the word "Idea" refers to in "Idea of Evil") and the author doesn't even seem to consider that some the concepts at play might come from Asia (they do).

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356
« on: May 04, 2018, 08:21:37 PM »
Thanks! I don't think we've seen Miura's comment yet, but here it is:



Translation, courtesy of Puella: "I've finished my manuscripts. Now I'll go watch Pacific Rim!!"

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