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Current Episodes / Re: Berserk Hiatus for 19+ Weeks—A New Record
« on: November 02, 2013, 09:39:17 PM »
said series depicts the world of Berserk 100 million years after the current story.


True or false, what a great idea.   :carcus:

Before the final blow was struck, I tore open a portal in time and flung him into the future, where my evil is law! Now the fool seeks to return to the past, and undo the future that is Femto!

Berserk Merchandise / Re: AoW New Product Dragon Slayer Soft Sword
« on: October 25, 2013, 01:25:58 PM »
What?  It's like..   three feet long?   :schierke:

The blade at least looks nice but the foam parts NEED more than just the stabilizing laminate to look non-crap.  Really, really, REALLY need at least a couple layers of polyurethane dip or something.  If this is the final product I don't know what they are thinking.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: The New Picture Thread
« on: October 10, 2013, 02:08:39 PM »
hahaaa awesome!  Ron Perlman's one of those guys who has been in stuff I like damn near my whole life.

Creation Station / Re: Pimping random people's awesome fanart
« on: October 10, 2013, 01:57:08 PM »
I've been particularly attached to this image for a few weeks now,

Just did a google search by image and came up with nothing, and I sadly do not remember where I found it. If anyone recognizes it lemme know! I'd love to give the author some credit.


It's by Darkdux/Rudy Wilde on Devart.  He's a French pro illustrator.  His stuff is great.  He has a couple other Berserk pieces in his gallery, too. 

Deadwood is all kinds of awesome.  Basically just hard-cussin brutal nigh-lawless old west with lots of semi and demi-factual cameos.  It's loosely based on historical stuffs.  Ian McShane, who I have loved for basically ever anyways, has a major role as one of the guys scheming to stay on top as the town rakes in gold and becomes more infamous.  Generally everyone in it is awesome and the writing is great. 

Now, the cussin is modern cussin, not period cussin; the writers explain that the period cussin the real townspeople used was, for its time, gonna make your ears fall off, so to evoke that effect for the modern audience everybody going shit damn fuck all the fuckin time. 

I usually just watch the first two seasons though cause the third season depressses meeeeee

Creation Station / Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« on: October 07, 2013, 02:32:53 PM »
Thanks Grail! 

Arright, Grunbeld's finally done!

foooomsh  *huge blazing fire noises*

Creation Station / Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« on: October 05, 2013, 03:09:23 AM »
Ah great!  Thank you Walter.   :serpico:

Creation Station / Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« on: October 04, 2013, 08:20:54 PM »
Man it's been a while!  I've been puttering a little bit.  Right now I'm working on a few colors inspired by the TCG.  I've got Grunbeld almost finished, but just since I haven't posted anything in yonks, here, have this Lisa Frank abomination that is Amethyst Grunbeld  :troll:

Oh, and I remember someone figured out exactly what flower Chich is, but I can't seem to find the post now - does anyone remember or have a link?

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: It Came From The Internet
« on: September 26, 2013, 02:19:13 PM »
For the record, the arpanet dialogs are satirical fiction.  I do love them though.  I think they nailed it.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent [Review]
« on: September 16, 2013, 07:01:45 PM »
Then again, were any of the Falcon's lieutenants really there outside of Guts and Casca? They're barely a step above "nameless_sergeant_07".

Yeah.  Even so, leaving out that moment with Gaston during the eclipse felt like a punch to the gut, worse than anything else the movies did wrong.  Of course they've been ignoring characters left, right and center the whole time, but in that moment, it was like the movie was actually yelling at me that it didn't care about any of these guys.  The other mistakes left me going 'ugh, geez' or 'wtf' or 'why did they ruin that' but when Guts finds Gaston already dead I was..  I dunno, personally offended.

Anime Asylum / Re: Speculation about Movie IV
« on: September 16, 2013, 06:54:15 PM »
I don't think there will be any problem. It's just upper-body nudity. Also, her age is... uncertain.  :carcus:

Her apostle form sure, but apart from flashbacks she's buck naked the entire time and in both half-pumped and elfy-girl form she is equipped with one hairless punani.

Huh!!  I completely missed her in the movie, just went back to look.  Anyone else who missed her, she swoops into camera in the very last moment before the credits roll.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent [Review]
« on: September 16, 2013, 05:03:31 PM »
Agreed 100% about Carcus.  Especially if you're going to cut him down so much, you really need the voice acting to pop or it'll be like he's not even there.   :judo:

Anime Asylum / Re: Speculation about Movie IV
« on: September 16, 2013, 04:58:39 PM »
One thing I would enjoy about a Lost Children movie would be the demi-fans of the other movies wondering why their awesome medieval battle series is suddenly Guts Vs Mothgirl.

Now that I think of it I wonder what fans of the manga at the time thought of the direction everything took after the Eclipse.  And for that matter what fans who started with the Dark Horse trx thought when they got up to vol 14 or so.

I wonder whether 4°C will begin to work in the demon baby?  I mean if they continue to adapt the series, they can't leave him out forever...

Does anyone know whether/how problematic Rochine/Rosine/etc's nekkidness is as far as censorship?  Obviously some naked girls have been in the movies already but I don't know if her situation is different or not.

Lost Children is one of my favorite arcs, though, I can't deny I'd love to see any of it animated.

Creation Station / Pimping random people's awesome fanart
« on: September 13, 2013, 01:06:36 PM »
I don't usually go around all 'omg look at this' but David Müller recently posted this gorgeous painted version of a Berserk page and well damn just go look at it, it's pretty as hell.

Anime Asylum / Re: Berserk Golden Age Arc III: Descent [Review]
« on: September 11, 2013, 12:17:53 AM »
Finally saw it.  They left out so much... 

It was frustrating to watch some of these long drawn out scenes with no dialog when there was so much important dialog in the book.  Agree that adding things like any of the cut parts of Guts & Casca's scene would be shutting the barn door after the horses ran away during the first two movies...  Nevertheless I would have been so much happier with it if they'd tried.

The movie looked much better than the last one, but kept breaking its promise by putting more awful CG on the screen every time you start to really feel immersed.  When we see the actual drawn version of Carcus during the eclipse, I don't know how anyone unfamiliar with the story would even know it was him; up til then, 90% of the time he was an awful CG puppet.

Removing so much dialog and plot also made things a lot slashier than the source material.  Casca never brings up Charlotte as the reason there was no room for her as Griffith's woman, for example.  It ends up sounding like the reason she couldn't connect with Griff, was Guts and only Guts.

Though I knew we would never see it in this stripped adaptation, I still missed Charlotte's scene during the rescue, when she steps up to mislead the guards.  I'd held out a little hope, since she seemed to be one of the characters that was still getting to be in the story a little.

So many scenes I missed.  I know there wouldn't have been time for all of them but we coulda included one or two and cut Griffith's trippin' scene.

Lots of scenes I preferred the anime version of.  The biggest one that sticks out is that I liked the anime's version of Griffith's vision of the creatures coming out of the wall.  The manga gives me the impression of stillness and quiet, and the anime stuck with that; in the movie he's shivering like crazy, and it just didn't feel right to me.

There were a few scenes I liked as well.  Pretty much, the ones that were most like the manga and had the least CGI in them, and also the least unfortunate music choices.

I'll have to check out the dub at some point and see if I like it any better, too, because there was a LOT of voice work I did not like at all in this movie.  Way too many stereotypical shonen anime voice trope type choices.  Especially the gathering apostles all having the 'bad guy comedy flunky' voice at the beginning of the ceremony.  Like for REAL?  THIS is how you build atmosphere?  And Zodd is just a guy just going 'groar!' ?

All the colors and backgrounds were great, up til the Eclipse at least. 

I found it completely bizzarre that they ended the thing by ripping off the anime's ending.  I mean that..  that isn't in the books at all; like at ALL. 

To clarify; the manga also ends with Guts walking away but the tone and lead-up are completely different.  The anime and movie both end with a shot of Godo's furnace and Guts taking the DS and leaving without a word.

Speculation Nation / Little Serpico moment in Vol. 33
« on: September 07, 2013, 06:53:59 PM »
During the downtime, after Guts rescues Casca and Roderick rescues Guts, but before the pirates attack, there's a scene with Farnese and Casca.  Cas is goofing around and Farnese throws a minor tantrum at her out of general frustration.

Now, the in middle and end of that scene, we get a little panel suggesting Serpico is in the wings while this is going on, but he doesn't get an explicit 'hmm, my relationship with the rest of the cast' scene like Schierke does a few pages previous.

I'm wondering what significance that has?  I mean obviously the panels wouldn't be there if it didn't matter, but I can't think what exactly witnessing that moment would mean to Serpico that he didn't already know.

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: August 26, 2013, 02:40:55 PM »
Eh. "Gun nut" or "Gun grabber", it was just harmless banter on my part.

I find such terms usually whip up more emotional wagon-circling than is strictly necessary.  No one else used them in the last few pages at least.

The study is sited many other places on the internet, and I just snipped the first link from Google without thinking,so ease up.

This is true, and Skeleton is going over the top there since it's trivially easy to find cites elsewhere.  However when participating in even a friendly discussion, presentation matters a little; Jeff Rense is capable of citing actual facts, sure, and Hitler probably liked birthday cake too; however if I wanted to share my favorite cake photo I would try not to link to the one on Hitler's personal website.

Oh my god internet you do not disappoint.'s_cake.gif
OMFG LOL an actual one on Stormfront!

OMG wow Stormfront hahah they have happy birthday Hitler threads that break up into discussions of whether having happy birthday Hitler threads will distract from and/or harm their cause rofl

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: August 26, 2013, 01:55:20 PM »
Indeed, so why bring loaded terms like 'gun grabber' to a friendly discussion like this?  Really what it boils down to for a lot of people looking at this debate from outside the USA's perspective is that they haven't noticed the breakdown of society with criminals running roughshod all over the defenseless population in places that are substantially less gunny than the States.

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: August 26, 2013, 01:38:12 PM »
Yes yes, with every pro-gun claim or study, there will be an anti-gun or pro-control counterclaim.

And with every anti-gun or pro-control counterclaim there will be twenty pages of the author complaining about the counterclaim.. (mostly he seems to be angry about the idea that survey responses are not the gold standard of evidence based science)

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: August 26, 2013, 01:11:44 PM »
Like any sociological issue, this one is very muddy.  That study can't speak to questions like whether these confronted criminals would have scarpered if confronted with nothing but an angry resident or an angry resident with a baseball bat, that is, whether brandishing a gun in these situations is overkill.  It does mention that more than half of these 'uses' was the gun owner only saying that they had a gun.

From your link: "Okay. I can just hear critics saying that 50 or 55 people responding that they used their gun and you're projecting it out to figures of around 2 million, 2-1/2 million gun defenses."

I'm afraid I'm not 100% on board with their explanation why that's not a valid criticism.
A discussion of the survey and of surveys in general :troll:

Speculation Nation / Re: Was Rakshas there to follow Skull Knight?
« on: August 21, 2013, 12:39:00 AM »
Faith is also important because it’s a kind of choice. What happened to Zodd and the Pope was what is called a leap of faith. It happens when a person witness an extremely meaningful event and then decides to believe in something. In other terms, a miracle.

I'm really not so sure.  To me what happened at the tower of Albion when Mozgus and his dudes were fighting Guts is more like what you are describing.  The pseudo apostles and the people both witnessed and were part of these insane and/or awesome events and decided to believe, a 'leap of faith' the way you're speaking of it.  These things happened and they felt their own strong feelings and all this inspired them to choose to believe in the 'angels'.

When you're talking about Griffith and Mule and the pope-a and the apostles it's not a that sort of choice.  It's not so much their own natural feelings as something that reached in and PUT those strong feelings there.  Then they choose to go with these strong feelings or to go 'what the HECK?' or to resist etc.  I would call neither rolling so badly that you didn't notice what happened, nor the decision to knuckle under and let Griffith win this sort of a charisma check unopposed, 'faith.'

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: UK Manga volumes shortage
« on: August 10, 2013, 06:14:02 PM »
It's due to a shortfall of stock on the publisher's part.  This post/thread discusses the situation.

Creation Station / Re: Lithrael's revised Berserk Gallery 2013
« on: August 10, 2013, 02:16:19 PM »
Aws, thanks and welcomes to you guys!  Shucks! 

Now added to the gallery: Grail's doodlies and oekakis, and Drakull's colors!  I am missing a couple of Grail's oekakis though, 86. Foliage and 91. Egg Salad versus Peach Cobbler, which no longer load on the SK oekaki board - so if anyone happens to have them saved please let me know.

Now, this is already the huge majority of berserk colors that are even on the internet as far as I know, but I'm still pooting around sending messages to guys who don't seem to have been online for like 5 years to see if anyone else is cool with archiving.  So if anyone else here knows a Berserk artist who might contribute, feel free to point them out to me or poke them on my behalf. 

And of course if anyone here at the moment would like to contribute, send me a PM and I'll get it sorted with gratitude!

Thanks all!   :serpico:


Creation Station / Lithrael's revised Berserk Gallery 2013
« on: August 07, 2013, 08:05:13 PM »
Hey folks just a heads-up, I finally rebuilt the old Blissing Ig Berserk gallery, and it can be found here:

I've included my work and that of CnC, Proj, Vax and Spikey, the original gallery contributors. 
(If any of you guys would prefer your work not to be archived there at this time please let me know!)

Further developments as they develop.   :carcus:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: July 18, 2013, 10:38:02 PM »
I thought I'd heard everything up until now. You are literally the only person I've seen that hasn't liked it.

I didn't like it just cause it was so DAAARRRK and I really do not enjoy torture scenes that are not in Berserk.  I liked a lot of the stuff IN it though.

Just saw Pacific Rim and it was full of funtimes.  I had no idea Owen from Torchwood was in it so I was making jolly noises when he showed up even though I was deeply unsold on either his Bert or the other guy's Ernie.  Luckily it was not the kind of movie to be ruined by goofy characters/characterizations.

OMG Proj!  Hi Proj!!

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