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I like the effort, but I agree with mangetsu. This will not do anything nor is it needed. It's blatantly obvious now that the manga hiatuses are occurring in order to wait for the next anime season.

:ganishka: You have no idea what you're talking about. The hiatuses predate the new TV series by a decade. And beyond that, I wouldn't hold my breath for a new season of that series if I were you.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 22, 2017, 06:07:26 AM »
Pardon me for responding with oh really earlier Aazealh I made that response in haste obviously not my best.

Don't worry about it, although yeah I would generally recommend to listen to what I say. :iva:

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 22, 2017, 05:10:14 AM »
I am well aware of that what clenched it for me was not just the general shape and mouth but also the arms.

I understand, but nah. The small arms are just a coincidence. They're not even that similar. These monsters all symbolize a single thing: an unwelcome penis. It makes no sense to relate it to the boy. His birth came after her illness, too. This scene is all about the Eclipse.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:43:44 PM »
Oh really.

Yes, really.

Suggesting otherwise is actually pretty stupid. These monsters represent things Casca feels aversion towards (reminder: she does not feel aversion towards her son). They're associated with the trauma of the abuse she suffered at Femto's hands. Oh and also they're obviously shaped like penises.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 21, 2017, 07:54:07 PM »
Did anyone notice that the first phallic monsters they encountered looked like the demon child? They even have the little arms.

I can guarantee you that whatever resemblance you see there is 100% unintentional.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 21, 2017, 05:02:12 PM »
I think we'll definitely get a final confrontation with the way everything has been setup and building, particularly the escalation of the monsters and our heroes' vulnerability in the dreamscape ("If you die in the Matrix..." =). I'm guessing they'll have to recover the memory and reconcile things with Casca while simultaneously fending off the attack (by throwing whatever they've got left at it).

Well the thing is I think the brambles might not just sit there as the group makes its way through, and may prove to be a serious obstacle themselves (i.e. come alive and attack).

as far as the trauma goes I don't think it matters so much as she was violently assaulted and violated by them in facilitation of the rape, and they alone have been sufficient symbol of the horror of that whole experience.

Yeah... It was traumatic enough as it was. Enough that she fainted.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 21, 2017, 02:43:28 PM »
Casca was not raped by the apostles. There isn't actually much ambiguity on the matter. The sequence of events in the Eclipse (with tension building up as an apostle gets ready to do the deed) wouldn't make sense otherwise. And by the way, the monsters in this episode aren't so much representations of the apostles as they are representations of the male genitalia. Which is what Casca is physiologically revulsed by... Because she was raped by Femto.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 21, 2017, 09:13:29 AM »
While we don't know how much the experience in the Corridor of Dreams is going to change Farnese, I don't doubt she will come out of this a much more powerful witch than she was ever before.

I think this experience is more about personal development (for both Farnese and Schierke) than gaining "power". No doubt it will benefit them on several fronts, but the way you approach this feels rather reductive to me. And let's also not forget that there might be negative consequences for them in the end. Like Schierke said, direct exposure to what traumatized Casca would hurt them as well, and even just being wounded in that environment could have repercussions in the real world. So there's still a chance they'll come out of this with a few scars of their own.

I also just realized that if Schierke and Farnese were able to smuggle in the items they found in their respective dreams, among other things...then could it mean Farnese is carrying the Sylph Cloak, Dragon Slayer, and Berserker Armor as well?

These were the actual people in her dream (and not simply their clothes), just represented differently. I don't think it will come into play. Unless there is a final enemy guarding the "egg" in addition to the thorns, I think next episode will focus on them dealing with the painful memory of Casca's rape and then confronting her after the doll becomes whole.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 21, 2017, 01:45:02 AM »
A translation of the Korean text from puella. As usual, there might be inaccuracies.

Title: Forest of corpses and thorny cedars

Page 1

Farnese: Horrible
Schierke: ...A forest of corpses and thorny cedars.
Schierke: If we weren't aware that we're in a dream, we might faint.

Page 2-3

Schierke: The petals are, as expected, leading us to the top of the mountain.
Schierke: Let's go.

Page 4

Schierke: Be careful.
Schierke: As I said before, our bodies might be affected if we're hurt in this dream.
Farnese: Ah...yes.

Farnese: Thank you, Guts.

Farnese: ...Anyway, this is a terrible scene, indeed.
Farnese: What kind of experience on earth brought her to this...

Page 5

Schierke: ...I must say, if an accident that is horrible enough to have caused her to bear this kind of image happens to us, our mind will collapse.

Farnese: If you're scared, you can go back into the coffin...

Farnese: ...If you're in danger, keep your head down.

Page 6-7

Farnese: Eek!
Schierke: They arouse even more physiological aversion.

Page 8

Schierke: Lady of the Underwater Depths

Schierke: Golems! Fight them!

Page 10

Farnese: Ahh

Farnese: Outnumbered... We can't withstand them only with Golems...

Farnese: Teacher, (they are also) at the back...!
Schierke: We're going to be surrounded!

Schierke: To get out of here...!

Schierke: What's this pack...?

Schierke: ...A tree root.

Schierke: ...Oh yeah, this is...

Schierke: Following the pledge, hurry to come out!

Page 11

Schierke: Lord of the Rotting Roots

Lord of the Rotting Roots: Rot.

Page 12

Schierke: Now is the time!
Schierke: Fire Wheel, open a way for us.

Schierke: Now is our chance to go...!

Page 14-15

Schierke: When we get out of this field of organs, we'll reach the foot of that mountain.
Schierke: Let's hang in there...!
Farnese: Yes!

Farnese: Let's keep going just a bit more...
Schierke: The trees are so thick here that the big monsters won't be able to chase us.

Page 16

Farnese: We got caught!
Schierke: We're in trouble...!

Schierke: I don't have anything to cast a spell at hand. Nothing at all.

Schierke: We have no choice but to run as fast as our feet will carry us...!
Farnese: No... no way. We're simply going to get caught...

Farnese: My Serpents of Thorns... can't cope with such big enemies...

Farnese: This is...

Page 17

Mozgus: Immediate Divine retribution!

Page 18

Mozgus: Gooood Preeesssss!!

Schierke: Farnese, that is...
Farnese: I think I also brought him from my dream.

Page 19

Schierke: Come on! Let's climb!

Farnese: The number of branches is increasing...!

Schierke: No! The passage will be blocked! Everybody hurry up!

?: The more we advance, the bigger the hostility of the world becomes.

Page 20-21

? : It seems like the master of the dream refuses for us to open up our eyes...

Farnese: We..we got through the crisis...

Page 22

Farnese: It's...

Schierke: This is the last fragment

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 08:48:02 PM »
The forest and that final spread is perfect, Farnese and Schierke are disturbed and exhausted and they haven't even seen that final memory, pretty crazy how it's well guarded.

From puella: Schierke says at some point "If we didn't know that it's a dream, we might even faint."

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 07:10:55 PM »
The title is: "Forest of Corpses and Spiky Cedars". The petals have led the girls to the top of the mountain, as they expected. Their last line is "that is the last fragment". Huge cliffhanger, as expected.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 03:39:11 PM »
So much for "Berserk is too lighthearted, Miura doesn't have it in him anymore," that whiny edge lords always claim.

We could spend all day explaining why stupid people's opinions from other parts of the Internet are incredibly dumb and plain wrong, but frankly that's not a very good use of anyone's time. Hell, it could be its own thread without problem with how much idiocy gets thrown around!

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 03:03:22 PM »
Impressive, Miura's not shying away from the big topic. As ballsy (without pun) as the decision to feature the rape in the Eclipse to begin with. It's also very cool to see Farnese using the Mozgus wash stone from her dream to fight. And the Lord of Rotting Roots! He's right at home in this dump! Speaking of which, the mountain itself doesn't disappoint, it's completely nightmarish.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 11:51:29 AM »
Definitely brambles that are surrounding something and preventing access to it. Egg-shaped it seems. Very thematically relevant. Excited to see more!

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 351
« on: June 20, 2017, 09:14:26 AM »
Thanks Sareth!

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 18, 2017, 02:33:08 PM »
I've always wondered how they explain that guy since we never saw him in the movies...

This TV series isn't an official continuation of the movies. They were done by completely separate teams and are unrelated.

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 18, 2017, 07:45:24 AM »
I'd just like to say that I'm proud to still have never watched any Berserk related animations after that first Golden Age movie all those years ago.

As you should be. This was and still is the wisest course of action.

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Berserk Anime / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: June 16, 2017, 04:14:57 PM »
"The fairyland to which you travel, and the fairy king who waits there ... Their name is Hanafubuku"

It's not like we're not used to seeing shitty translations of Berserk float around, but this is a new low. It's pathetic. :miura:

"Your hope may not always be her hope."

Jesus, what a shitshow. Thanks for submitting yourself to this so that I don't have to. This adaptation is a personal affront to any real fan of the series.

The Moonlight Boy is completely omitted. Who saves Guts then? Schierke.

Of course, why bother wasting time on such an unimportant character? It would only disrupt the flow of the story!

...:mozgus:

When Serpico takes out the kushan guys, he actually decapitates them with the feather sword -- not the wind. The actual feather.

:ganishka: At some point I guess it really does become comical. Once the outrage and anger have worn off, after even the sadness and embarrassment are gone, all that's left is laughter than turns to tears.

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Hey Ryan,

Nice track, appropriately otherworldly.
Just for the record though, the members of the God Hand aren't apostles, they're way above that. :void:

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Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: June 15, 2017, 07:27:32 AM »
@Walter What did Microsoft bring that makes you say that? As an Xbox One S owner (who only owns the S because my original One shit the bed after 2 years), the One X is a $500 upgrade that I don't really want to buy. Anthem looked decent and has potential, but it also looked a lot like a Destiny clone as well. The new Metro game looked a little interesting, but nothing else did much for me.

I don't have an Xbox One, but that E3 lineup (42 games shown, 22 exclusives) did strike me as being pretty damn good. I thought Anthem looked great for one thing, and I've never had any interest in Destiny. Then there's The Last Night, Cuphead (finally!), Sea of Thieves, Metro: Exodus, Black Desert, the new Ori game... And they also showed the new AC which looked cool for a change. Now those are just some of the games I was personally interested in, but they also had some Minecraft stuff, Forza 7, State of Decay 2, Shadow of War, Life is Strange 2, Super Lucky's Tale and a couple Dark Souls-ish games like Code Vein or Dark & Light.

I've played Metroid Prime 1 probably five times through, including once on the Wii (which was fine). It's one of my favorite games ever. But I couldn't even finish MP3, because the series was really starting to feel long in the tooth by that point. Retro stretched out what they could do in that space, which is partly what worries me about MP4 -- even if we don't know that it's Retro yet (and if it were, it'd be a new roster at this point). On top of that, the prospect of yet another 3D Metroid FPS j ust doesn't excite me in the same way that it would if Nintendo were to return to the series' 2D roots in a fresh way (Other M was farmed out to Team Ninja) like they did with, say, Zelda this year.

My main problem with MP2 and MP3 was the story elements. It's light element with MP2 but 3 goes all out and it's pretty bad at times. Which is also basically the problem Other M had, but 5 times worse. Hopefully by now, in 2017, they have understood that writing a story is a job for a professional storyteller.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse Releases
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:43:58 PM »
Not only do you lose that tacky border but you get to see more of the cover illustration to boot (hello moon)! If it wasn't for the equally tacky bloodsplatter and pseudo-kanji font of the DH releases it would almost unarguably be the superior version.

Pretty sad state of affairs. Oh well, only need to wait 20 more years before we get the deluxe reedition. :SK:

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: June 05, 2017, 08:54:04 AM »
Thanks Hitoshura. The cover looks Ok to me, though it's hard to tell from such a tiny picture.

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Every once in a while I suggest the entire Star Trek canon, only half jokingly. :sad:

She should watch it because of the socio-cultural impact it has had over the years. :azan:

(that's the best I've got)

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After two decades of catching random reruns and marathons I'm binge watching SVU with my wife... there's like 10,000 episodes of this morbid shit. :magni:

My wife and I are re-watching all episodes of The Twilight Zone. That's how refined we are. :badbone:

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:36:27 AM »
Miura's comment for this episode: "The elves in this volume should be seen with a loupe. " (a magnifying glass)

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