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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: May 25, 2011, 12:05:40 AM »
That's nice, but irrelevant. Miura helped with the Berserk anime adaptation, and those extra Adon episodes sure did suck ass.

I don't think it's irrelevant at all. It's the difference between a new group of people taking the story in whatever direction they want or the author also having a say in what they will include, what will be cut and what will be altered.

Call me an ungrateful cynic, but I have almost no faith in even my most favorite artists. There's transcendent art, but no transcendent artists. The best of the best are hit and miss, they ebb, they flow, they rise, they peak, they fall, and on the other end of the spectrum even a broken clock is right twice a day (and most creators of transcendent works probably fall into this category anyway). Bearing this in mind, there should be an organization like Child Protective Services to protect creative works from their own authors. Ya know, just because you brought them into the world doesn't make it alright for you to rape them. So yeah, the whole "it's OK if THE CREATOR sez so" mentality? It's for the birds. If you got it right the first time, don't push your luck, because that's probably what it was.

Nicely put, I like the way you related the authors work to an innocent child and altering it in any way to being a pedophile rapist.

I think an author is free to do whatever the hell they want to their own works. It's not for other people to decide in the first place. All readers/viewers can do is drop the series if they hate it so much. And really, not all changes are bad. It's an exception(s) to the rule kind of situation.
(Eg, Rurouni Kenshin Trust and Betrayal. Those 4 Ova's are far superior to the original manga source of that portion of the story.)

It may not bode well for Game of Thrones. The smaller changes don't bother me in the slightest, the only change I'm really worried about is that rumored death that's going to take place this season when it normally happens in book 3. It'll either break the tv series or it'll end up as just "Game of Thrones. The barely inspired adaption by HBO"

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: May 24, 2011, 03:28:02 PM »
Sure, she grows into it, as her character is supposed to. But the first two episodes aren't faithful to the book in that regard.

As much as some of the changes might bother fans, George Martin himself said that he would have made the same changes. They get 1 hour per episode. Personally to me it's more important that George Martin is involved in the direction this tv series goes than for it to be 100% faithful to the books.

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: May 20, 2011, 11:11:47 PM »
"Macho Man" Randy Savage is dead at 58.

Passing of an icon. RIP Macho Man

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: May 20, 2011, 02:35:10 PM »
This moron is 89? Darwin's law, Nooooooo!! :'(

Character Cove / Re: The Moonlight Boy
« on: May 19, 2011, 04:21:46 AM »
He hasn't said a single word in person (even though he's spoken in his light form), and it seems he understands at least basic ideas (getting someone's attention, the need to protect, when there's danger, he's even done some warning in the past).

If only he would (or could? maybe the spirit form is more of a telepathy and not a verbal language that needs to be learned) speak, I can just imagine the questions  :serpico:

It's actually kind of interesting that Guts didn't associate the Moonlight boy's communication in his astral form, with the Demon child when he communicated with Guts in the past, ie warning Guts of the impending danger for Casca.
There are plenty of explanations that could account for it. But without a connection, the reasons don't really matter.

Imo it's actually better that the Moonlight boy not speak outside of his astral form to Guts. Questions only lead to potential situations. and I'm going to step on a speculative limb here but it may be in the best interests of the child and his parents that he not talk or reveal anything. The information is volatile for Guts, Casca is unlikely to even understand or react, and the rest of the group would only ask questions for information. If this is the only way for the child to be with his parents at the moment, then there's no need for the child to disrupt the current situation. Being with his parents, every full moon(at least while they're by the ocean) allows for him to not only protect his parents, like the child's done in the past. But to maybe bridge the gap that's formed between Guts and Casca, personally I think it's interesting that Miura subtly did that back at the beach house when he first appeared. And I'm hoping that it comes back later, especially after Casca regains herself. (And no, I'm not saying the child is deliberately trying to bridge the gap, but his very presence could be a factor regardless.)

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: May 12, 2011, 10:38:16 PM »

Muhuhahaha ... and it's such a good BM song too.
I like his utensils, they're just perfect for the video. Though I'm not sure how he's planning to eat the final meal with two knives, no fork and no spoon.  :troll:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: May 12, 2011, 09:40:29 PM »
So with episode 5 coming up in a few days I figured I'd double post as opposed to making my already large previous post even larger. Hopefully no one minds.

The main things I wanted to mention is that I'm actually quite pleased with Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. She's definitely progressing and growing, which is what I think most people wanted to see. She's pulling her own and she makes a pretty good combo with Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont. This latest episode 4 was a pretty big step, and imo she's now opened a door that could lead her to what her character needs to become.

With the latest episode I think I'm also getting more comfortable with Jon Snow's actor. He's starting to become a little more human, he's more reactive to the people around him, he's got quite a ways to go though. The occasional drooling stoned look still comes up now and then.

Oh and how could I forget, The Mountain that Rides, Haha. That joust was pretty gruesome, and I was a bit surprised that with armor, Gregor didn't look disproportional to his horse. I read before that Gregor's actor Conan Stevens was taking riding lessons and there were some images of him riding some poor horse that looked tiny in comparison.
Here's the link
For the actual episode they gave him a horse that seems to tower over Ser Hugh of the Vales horse.

Anyway, I'm really looking forward to Episode 5, The Wolf and the Lion. Tyrion is gonna have quite the performance to give, the tourney is only going to heat up more(hopefully). And although I may be mistaken I think some bad news is supposed to hit Jon Snow though it may not be in the next episode.
Episode 5 preview

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: May 04, 2011, 01:30:16 AM »
Yeah um... I guess this might be music. Maybe.  :ganishka:

News & Not News / Re: Osama Bin Laden : Dead
« on: May 02, 2011, 04:08:55 PM »
His death means absolutely nothing to me.

I didn't care before and I don't care now.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Stupid Stuff We Really Want
« on: April 29, 2011, 03:45:37 PM »
Ok Ok... I'll bite...

Its not really stupid, but I can't imagine myself being able to afford one anytime soon.  My little 82 honda gl500 will have to work for me for the time being.

I can relate to this one. Personally, I've wanted a Ninja for years but the city I live in has crappy roads, and lots of snow, hell there's a blizzard outside my window, as I'm typing this. It would just be so horribly inefficient to have a bike that I can't bring myself to get one.  :judo:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: How was your day?
« on: April 26, 2011, 10:20:16 PM »
This is how it went. She looked in my good ear. "Ok, looks fine." Looked in the other and said, "Oh boy."
I did this:  :daiba: "Give it to me straight doc. Am I going to have to learn sign language?"
She followed by saying it was very inflamed and made me tilt my head all sorts of ways and concluded with, "Well, you blow out your ear drum. But don't worry it will heal on it's own over the course of a few weeks. Def. go see a specialist." So, as long as I don't go deaf I'll be thrilled.

Ear injuries can be fucking painful and disorienting. Let me add in my hope along with everyone else here that you not only heal but that you don't suffer any permanent loss either.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: April 25, 2011, 09:12:48 PM »
I've read the series, and was dreading this TV adaptation, as I dread all adaptations. I only barely enjoy the books, so a muddled, condensed version isn't going to whet my appetite. But so far I haven't been totally grossed out. That's about all I can say for this right now.

A bit harsh I think. So far it's good for what it is imo, and will only get better over time. The visuals are good, the music is top notch, the cast is promising.

I've read this elsewhere and genuinely don't understand the criticism. A large portion of Dany's character arc in Game of Thrones is transforming from a child into a very sexually active adult and mother. It's only been two episodes, but we've already seen the beginnings of the character that she'll eventually become -- strong willed, smart, ambitious. I think the actress has done a fine job, given the material she's had to work with in the first two episodes. I've seen no weakness in her abilities.

Criticism may be premature and it wasn't my intention to explore some fault in her acting, I'm just worried that she'll come up short in her transformation. If her performance so far had shown the extent of her potential, I wouldn't be worried. But like you said, she's done a fine job considering what she has to work with. I'm hoping she'll really show us what she can do in episode 6 or when Mirri is introduced. As far as portraying the naive child, yeah I think she's nailed that. I just hope she doesn't end up becoming the weak link in the series.
With episode two, I think Iain Glen was pretty much carrying the Daenerys story arc.

It's Jon Snow's portrayal that I'm worried about. The actor doesn't come across as intelligent at all. Half his scenes involve his mouth gaping open and looking weak or idiotic and ... chubby. In the books, Snow has a kind of fierce charisma and keen insight that surprises everyone else in the books. I've seen nothing of that in the TV adaptation.
I feel you may have hit the nail on the head. Game of Trolls -2/5 stars. Jon Snow too chubby. Lets get Christian Bale.
But really, I kind of agree his jaws hanging a little too often for his character. I'm hoping he'll also undergo a transformation once he works out his problems with the night watch. Though it's not like that will change his chubby cheeks. Who knows, maybe he intends to slim down as his time with the Night's watch grows. As he is, I'm having trouble picturing him face to face with Mance

Tyrion has certainly been entertaining so far, but I feel the actor is embellishing the character quite a bit. Tyrion is funny, but his humor is dry and dark. I never pictured him smiling, laughing and sort of prancing around like Dinklage has done. All that being said, he handily steals every scene that he's been in.

Oh yeah, and does anyone else think that Joffrey's actor looks 100% CG?

I actually like him like this for the moment, I think it's better that he change after he's accused of the assassination attempt and realizes that there's going to be trouble ahead.-don't read unless you're done book one. Besides, his humor is already kind of dark.

100% cg Joffrey? If you mean creepy and artificial looking, then yes.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Game of Thrones TV [spoilers]
« on: April 25, 2011, 04:05:57 PM »

I expect that the series will have more viewers on this forum as it goes along, feel free to discuss what you think of the cast, episodes, and the changes from the novels in this thread.

Here's a cast list, it's pretty impressive.

Sean Bean as Eddard Stark
Julian Glover as Maester Pycelle
Charles Dance as Tywin Lannister
James Cosmo as Lord Commander Mormont
Peter Vaughn as Maester Aemon
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
And so on..

The part of the cast that I'm currently skeptical about is Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. Her character will under go some changes for sure but I'm worried that she's present more as eye candy than anything else. Her abilities should be clear when things start heating up, ..and I don't mean sexually.

During episode 1 I had my doubts but with episode 2 now I think Lena Headey might just be right for her role as Cersei. I don't know if she'll be able to pull of Feast of Crows but that's a very long ways off. Currently, I'm just glad that her ability to manipulate and her deceptive skills are actually far better than I expected.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: April 25, 2011, 02:52:01 PM »
Usually the series is crap, but this little bit had me laughing my ass off.

Creation Station / Re: Berserk - The Never Ending Wacky Comic
« on: April 20, 2011, 06:22:43 PM »
I think this might just turn into my favorite thread in the CS. :guts:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: April 18, 2011, 05:19:04 PM »
Hahaha, brilliant, that's exactly like my apartment, except our shower drain is also permanently clogged even after ~3 bottles of Draino.

Most house problems aren't due simply to the house not being all that great but because the owner is handyman inept.
This may be gross but the reason the shower could be clogged is because people with long hair showered without a hair net so there could be clumps of nasty hair caught down the drain. Once scooped out with an improvised hook (I just bent a coat rack), the drain could work fine. If there is no hair then the problem could be structural.
I know Drano advertises that one of their max gels gets rid of hair clumps, but I can't say from experience that it actually does. The hair gets caught and tied around parts of the drain. And Drano doesn't undo hair knots.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: ULTIMATE SHOELACE TYING
« on: April 17, 2011, 01:00:58 AM »
For dress shoes with thin laces I just use a double starting knot. Since a normal one always comes undone with the more slippery laces

Creation Station / Re: Berserk Porn contest!!!!
« on: April 14, 2011, 03:25:49 AM »
I like the way her saggy wrinkled breast is wresting on Skullknight's smooth bald crown. It's this kind of detail that puts things over the top.  :guts:

I'm assuming since SK has no tongue or lips that he used the Beherits in his stomach to form the Dildo of Actuation.

Part metal part dubstep. Minus the wobbles.
Distance - Headstrung

Creation Station / Re: Berserk Porn contest!!!!
« on: April 12, 2011, 02:57:43 AM »
Out of curiosity, is there a deadline on this?

Creation Station / Re: Berserk Porn contest!!!!
« on: April 11, 2011, 04:01:56 AM »
Is that his ass prolapsing out onto the ground? :isidro:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: April 06, 2011, 04:05:58 AM »

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 319
« on: April 05, 2011, 07:22:00 PM »
Fuck me... :isidro:

Site & Forum News / Re: [April Fools] Episode 319
« on: April 02, 2011, 03:46:51 PM »
Didn't someone call the God Hand showing up? And I recall saying that it was unlikely. Congrats to whoever that was, I think 1-2 episodes back.
I can hardly wait for the release.  :guts:

Site & Forum News / Re: Assuming Direct Control: NEW MASS EFFECT THEME
« on: April 01, 2011, 03:02:41 AM »
I actually prefer it this way. :carcus:

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