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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What do you do for a living
« on: May 02, 2015, 02:09:26 AM »
I'm 25 now and work for a small A/V, Security, and Networking company in San Francisco. Some days I get to sit in rich-ass people's houses setting up wireless access points and forwarding ports for camera DVRs, some days I'm down and dirty drilling through wood/concrete/drywall and going in crawlspaces to run the wiring. It's probably obvious what I prefer :troll:

I enjoy when I actually get to do the networking part of the job and am learning new things about it, but it gets tiring being thrown into the construction side of things without much experience or an aptitude for that kind of work. Oh, and I commute from a city 2-3 hours away(luckily rarely in my own car) and that eats up most of my free time. Yes, I'm insane  :judo:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: April 26, 2015, 05:32:16 AM »

Can I also get a job at the Square-Enix marketing department? :troll:

Really though, I'm with Walter on this, I really enjoyed Human Revolution, which is actually why I want to know as little about this game as I did about that one before I play it or a "leaked" demo


Sucks for all the people who were excited for Twin Peaks.

This really sucks, I was really excited to see him directing something again finally, even more so than for a Twin Peaks continuation really... I hope somehow something is worked out. Was he being unreasonable or was Showtime?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Better Call Saul
« on: April 07, 2015, 09:50:03 PM »

Heh, completely forgot about this and saw it while watching some BrBa Saul clips. Nice callback.

I actually didn't know that last night's episode was the finale until the end so I wasn't going through it thinking of it on those terms. I felt a bit disappointed at the lack of action as well, but overall it was a pretty good episode and finale. I'm excited for more Saul and sad that I have to wait now.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Kickstarter projects you want to back
« on: March 04, 2015, 04:18:27 AM »
Kinda late but I recently funded the kickstarter for Alabaster, a manga by Tezuka. I read the first volume or so online and it was pretty interesting so I backed it.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 19, 2015, 05:04:17 AM »
Picked up Murakami's Norwegian Wood in preparation of staying occupied, reading it on a 21 hour journey last weekend, turned out I slept through most of the journey without any reading. So I got to it after and I couldn't put it down, time flew and few paper cuts later the book ended. I need to moisturize my paws better. Satisfying end to a sad coming of age-love story. He threw in some deep questions. I could somewhat relate with the sentiment of lost love or the connection between characters like Toru and Midori. I'm curious about his other works, this was my first book by him. Picked up The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, while I wait to receive it in the mail I began reading the comic John sent me - Invincible.

Nice Incantation, I actually finished 1Q84 recently and enjoyed it a lot, I'm currently reading Hard Boiled Wonderland and the World of Tomorrow, which heavily influenced my favorite anime Haibane Renmei. I've also read Kafka on the Shore by Murakami and bought The Strange Library by him recently.

1Q84 was really interesting throughout although I felt the ending was almost a bit rushed. It didn't leave me dissatisfied with what I got, but I did want more! Hard Boiled Wonderland is good so far and I can definitely see how it influenced Haibane and how the "Hard Boiled" part was influenced by detective novels. I'm glad I'm finally taking the time to read more of Murakami's novels since I first read Kafka on the Shore in 2008.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« on: December 26, 2014, 04:31:36 AM »
It was very fun to be a part of my first Secret Schnoz event! I'm so happy you enjoyed your gift Gobbles, I myself was very pleased with how the commission turned out!

As for my gift, good ol Canty got my package to me right on time!

aaaand, what was inside the package?

A HnK blind box bust, a Link Amiibo, and volumes of Berserk I hadn't had a chance to buy, which catch me up to date with the series!

Thanks a bunch pal! I'll be getting the new Smash in the near future so I'll be able to utilize that Link Amiibo, which is really nice as a figure just on its own, as is the HnK one! It's great to be up to date again on Berserk's volume release as well!

I hope we can all do this again next year! Merry Christmas!

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: December 12, 2014, 04:37:35 AM »


Somebody came back from the dead! :isidro: The one and only Slayn Sixteen Nigh!

Also, the best part of these random extra conferences throughout the year is we get shit like this outside of E3 times:

Video Games / Re: The Thread of Zelda
« on: December 08, 2014, 02:32:17 AM »
The Zelda series isn't exactly a stranger to explorable open worlds, it was one of the draws of the first game and Wind Waker had a huge map, although you had to sail around on it. I don't doubt Nintendo can do something interesting with a more open world, since they've already done it in the past. Skyward Sword had a lot of collectable items for crafting, which can easily be applied to this type of open world gameplay. It's not like Skyrim had any challenging enemies in it really, so I don't see the enemies not being a huge threat being a problem exactly. Hell, just spreading the usual heart pieces, rupee caches, collectables, and dungeons around a bigger map with many areas to explore Zelda-style already sounds appealing to me. More appealing than the Skyrim style randomly generated boring loot and badly level scaled enemies.

Also, I like how they're going with a Shadow of the Colossus style horse system now.

Site & Forum News / Re: BERSERK emoticons!
« on: November 25, 2014, 04:13:26 AM »
Two long overdue updates:   :isidro: &   :schierke: (vs and

And... presenting the NEW emoticon I made for backers of the SKnet Patreon, but of course available for everyone, THE SLAP captured in emoticon format:  :rickert:
Awesome! That Rickert is amazing

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Grail and I Got Married!
« on: November 16, 2014, 06:09:45 PM »
Big congrats guys! Remember to thank Miura for bringing you together! :troll:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« on: November 13, 2014, 03:05:27 AM »
I'm in this year. I have job and money so... YEAH

Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: November 13, 2014, 03:04:11 AM »
I'm glad for this delay since it gives me more time to save up for a PS4. I still have to get a Wii U for Smash bros ASAP as possible.

Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« on: November 09, 2014, 06:59:57 PM »
The milestone was reached! That's awesome Aaz and a huge thanks to Puella for the work she's going to be doing! :ubik:

Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« on: October 22, 2014, 02:09:23 AM »
Yeah, many are out there, but it's difficult to understand them without a full translation. Because of the format, he often writes in a terse style that makes it impossible for machine translators like GT (which generally does a shit job for Japanese, even in the best of circumstances).

Oh, for sure, I mostly just used it to find a few names that stuck out and tried to figure out what I could using machine translation. I can't wait to see them actually translated and I'm sure we'll reach the goal!

Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« on: October 21, 2014, 05:07:35 AM »
The Miura comments translation is pretty damned exciting, guys. I can't tell you how many times over the years that I wished we had a resource like that handy, since he's said so many interesting things. While some may be obscure, or dealing with series or creators we aren't familiar with, they also tell us things like what he's listening to, watching, reading and generally how he occupies his time independent of working like a dog for Berserk fans. And I've only seen a fraction of them. Getting them all will probably produce a ton more information than can be gleaned from any one interview.

Here's hoping we reach that goal!  :ubik:

Work on the benefits for donors is in progress. The emoticon is going to be pretty cool, I think.

I found a Japanese compendium for all of them and just google translate showed me a lot of very interesting things. He actually mentioned quite a few things that I like including the anime Oniisama E and Red Dwarf, which Aaz mentioned him talking about at some point in the past.

I'm extremely excited to see the full translation of those!

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: How many people around you read Berserk?
« on: October 18, 2014, 09:39:34 PM »
I got my brother into the series but he hasn't caught up in a while that I know of. Nobody else I know IRL reads it although I know plenty of online friends who I meet up with every once in a while that do. They're mostly not fully caught up either though...

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: October 13, 2014, 07:22:35 AM »
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami. Second book I'm reading by him, I'm enjoying it so far.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your plans for the future
« on: October 08, 2014, 06:51:03 AM »
I wanted to have a pool in my garden back then but now I want to have some wild animals like toads, hedgehogs, lizards... along with a small waterway. The good thing is that I've built my career relatively well. For now, my goal is to be healthy.

The one thing that hasn't changed for the past 13 years is my passion for Berserk. And I still keep that hope of seeing Miura some day. Maybe I'll go to Japan and lurk around Hakusensha's building everyday until he shows up! :rakshas:

Those are both great goals, stalking Miura sounds as fun as it is illegal! I'd love to meet him some day as well though, I hope he comes to the US for a convention of some sort, but he's not the type to do that sort of thing. :judo:

As for my goals, I'm a bit embarrassed reading what I wrote before but my goals still include silly things like "finish so-and-so media." What's jumped up in that regard is books. I find it hard to focus on reading lately and I want to get that passion for it back that I had as a kid and teen.

When it comes to bigger and more important goals I reached one recently by finding a job again, which I posted about in another thread. It's a simple cashier job at a nearby grocery store, but money is money! I also have the opportunity to maybe get a networking/tech job in and around San Francisco in the next few months if I get my ass in gear and study like crazy. It's not the best sort of job and I'd have to commute or pay the ridiculous prices for rent in that area, but it's something that could lead towards bigger things some day.

Other misc goals include learning some basic Japanese, traveling some more, getting my house fixed up, and getting my post count per day back up to at least 1 while stealing Grail and CnC's spot on the "most time online" list in the stats page. :badbone:

I agree with Walter for the most part. I don't know how they're going to recapture that atmosphere, charm, and certain vibe 25 years later. I'm hoping Lynch and Frost will be super hands-on at least so we don't end up with any mid-season 2 tier stuff. I'll allow myself to be somewhat excited when we learn more about what it's actually going to be, but I wish I could just be shouting WOO GUM I LIKE COMING BACK INTO STYLE DAMN FINE COFFEE with the rest of the internet instead of feeling cynical about it. :sad:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Post something good/bad that happened to you
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:20:16 PM »
Dude I know you like me and I'm flattered that you wanted to ask me out, but I've been in the relationship you're talking about for almost 5 years. Maybe it's time to move on. :slan:
That darn Grail, smirking at me every time you're together, just driving the nail in deeper! :sad:

Seriously I'm very happy about the job thing, man. I was unemployed for a quite a bit of time as well and while it was nice to do very little, I find that life is much more fulfilling with a means to make my own cash, even if it's not very much cash. It's MY cash.  :guts:

Good luck with the new job, friend :) <3

Yeah, money is good, as is something that keeps you to a real schedule and not to a "sleep at 5am wake up at 3pm" schedule...

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Post something good/bad that happened to you
« on: October 02, 2014, 08:08:39 AM »
I got a job again after 3 years of being unemployed. I won't lie and say I was trying my hardest the entire time or that I didn't enjoy that do-nothing lifestyle, but I feel like a real human bean again! Can't wait to stock up on those Dark Horse volumes I've been missing out on and get to buying the digital Young Animals now that we can actually do that. It's a simple cashier job, nothing special or very worthwhile, but it's above the level of fast food at least.

As far as bad things go, somebody I liked got asked out before I worked up the courage to say anything. Not much I can do there but move on and focus on the good stuff though.

News & Not News / Robin Williams passes away at 63
« on: August 11, 2014, 10:15:20 PM »

The county coroner's office suspects a suicide

The comedian and actor Robin Williams has died at 63, according to police in Marin County, Calif.

A statement from the assistant chief deputy coroner of Marin County announced on Monday that the division “suspects the death to be a suicide due to asphyxia, but a comprehensive investigation must be completed before a final determination is made.”

“Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late,” read an official statement. “This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.””

I've been entertained by him for my entire life, this is truly sad news.  :sad:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 336
« on: August 10, 2014, 05:42:15 AM »
That's some amazing character interaction that I've been waiting for! Rickert talking to Locus, Luca and Daiba having a "wait a minute!" moment together. I'm still on the edge of my seat waiting for the Griffith talk, but this was a good episode.

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