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Creation Station / Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« on: February 27, 2016, 04:22:11 AM »
Oburi: yaaaas omg yes his splash panels are so enthralling and enticing and epic, aaahhh

Ahhh thanks for the kind words you guys.   :guts:  Yeah I'm not 100% settled on how bright the grass is, but I have to figure out how to bring it down without making it too dull in comparison to the bright sky which I really like.  I might have a remix later. 

I always thought mangas were in black and white because of the release schedule being tight, don't you think that if Miura could color it he would do it?

That's not exactly what he means.  Most published black and white manga itself is composed for and meant to be in black and white.  Any art Miura intends to be in color will have different techniques, rules of composition etc, from all the way back in the sketch phase that work intended to be in black and white.  Coloring any black & white manga by a good artist who did not intend to leave some of the visual work to a colorist, is more for fun and to see what you can do than ever an improvement on it. 

For a counter-example, you can really do great stuff with black and white Mœbius art because most of it was composed with the idea in mind of maybe going back and doing watercolors later. 

Creation Station / Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« on: February 26, 2016, 07:26:40 PM »
Thanks guys!   :serpico:  Nothing was particularly hard, I just took absolutely forever cause of how i wanted to treat the grass lineart/shading and it didn't really turn out how I meant anyway but still it worked out overall.  Also I decided to put a little hilite in literally all of the lil spirals but that was more meditative than hard as such!  Tried a different technique on the party as well, a blue/white tone layer for the whole group with a flat color adjustment thrown on top.  Then last of all an instagram style filter to bring it together and to mask how simple the color treatment was in general.  Cleaning up the halftone to fill the dialog bubble and the page seam took forever cause I want things to be unnecessarily perfect. 

Patreon colors would be fun but yes legally unsound.  There are a few manga-coloring patreons out there, which seem to work on the basis of, "I am coloring this for you, the client, what you do with it after that is your business."  I'm not really sure for myself, I mean, just more splash panels like I do would probably not bother me, they're not really any more infringey than the unliscenced casts/art that go around, but "whole chapters" would necessarily mean illegally distributing the manga.

Creation Station / Re: Lith's colors & tutorials
« on: February 26, 2016, 05:05:04 PM »
One million years later

They have arrived at Skellig

Full huge res here:

Creation Station / Re: Zodd fanart
« on: February 24, 2016, 03:10:49 PM »
Nice!  Very pulp paperback feel.  Love the mood.  The scale works, it's illustrative. 

Reminds me a little of one of Frazetta's covers for Creepy.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: January 28, 2016, 02:26:25 PM »
A pretty Berserk event.  This guy finds a dead shark and delivers its pups.  Go for it, lil struggler!

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 29, 2015, 06:38:48 PM »
Wellp.  Looks like the 2004 PS2 game will continue to be my favorite Berserk animation for a while yet.

It reminds me of the first episode of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA where you'd get scenes where everything was just animated all to fuck to the point where you'd lose the thread of what was actually supposed to be going on. 

The wobbly DS, though, is a completely normal animation technique like your old fashioned squash and stretch.  It's done so that a quick one two or three frame glimpse doesn't just strobe.  It's basically an alternative to a motion blur. 

The surfacing look they've gone for is baffling.  It looks like something from a Playstation pre-rendered cutscene.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 29, 2015, 10:44:20 PM »
Ahh that's great!  Love Ubik.  And Disney-Frollo-Void.   :ganishka:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 29, 2015, 03:55:39 AM »
Wow, what an episode!!!  Not diggin the filter they're using though, it's killing a lot of the detail, but then again I'm fine with pirate sources being a little substandard; feels like it encourages people to seek out the real thing.  It's really wrecking Casca's halftone.   :puck:

Thanks for the links and thanks to Puella for the translation!!!

I don't think that'd be of much value, since we didn't know about those territories to begin with, thus we have no basis for comparison about how drastic the change was. For all we know, those places aren't of much interest to readers.
Hmmm, I suppose you're right about it not having much narrative value. It was just some minute elements that I thought could be fun to speculate on, e.g. what the native Kushan lands might look like now back in central/south Asia (assuming thier lands are analogous to the real historical Kushan Empire area).

For the record if Berserk ends without ever going to the Berserk Americas I will have to go make them up.  FUKCIGN AZTEC APOSTLES RIDIN QUETZALCOATL MAN and just fuck all the other god hand would fucking love it there man oh man

I mean I know it's not the story Berserk is tellin but it would be so cool   :ubik:

*grabby hands*

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Favorite Quote?
« on: November 13, 2015, 03:30:44 PM »
For me, there's one that stayed in my head: "When you look at Darkness, it looks back at you"

Friedrich Nietzsche inspired.  "Wer mit Ungeheuern kämpft, mag zusehn, dass er nicht dabei zum Ungeheuer wird. Und wenn du lange in einen Abgrund blickst, blickt der Abgrund auch in dich hinein."

He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you.

Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 146

"We have such sights to show you" -  Void


Video Games / Re: The appeal of 'let's plays'
« on: November 02, 2015, 02:11:30 PM »
Yeah, I don't know either.  Sometimes I'll go look for a playthrough of an old game I sorta remember but don't actually want to replay myself, just want to see some of the fondly-remembered game again.  I don't get the appeal of most of them.  Like you say, it's not really the feeling of watching a friend play as much as it's the feeling of being in a frat common room while a bunch of loudmouths murder a game. 

I think what actually happens is that people watch a channel for a while and start to feel like they know the hosts and then they enjoy their 'antics'.  Like if the frat loudmouth was actually your buddy and not just some asshole. 

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 341
« on: October 27, 2015, 01:19:29 PM »
You know, for that matter, IF Griffith is in any way diminished while the moonlight kid is out doing his thing, Rakshas probably knows about it by now, and may have been intentionally trying to take advantage of that to 'get away' with doing something Griffith might not have approved of.  Or, Rakshas might have thought that Rickert was getting a pass because of the moonlight kid's sentimental influence, and figured that without it, Griffith wouldn't disapprove of his attack.  Or I could be totally wrong and Rakshas just figured Griff wouldn't mind anyway or even if he did, shut up, I'm Rakshas, I do what I want.

Creation Station / Berserk Chronicles is gone?
« on: October 23, 2015, 03:33:08 AM »
Hi guys, I saw some uncredited Berserk colors drifting around that I thought I recognised as being Armhan from Berserk Chronicles' old work.  But I went to confirm and the site is gone.

ETA: Berserk Chronicles officially closed August 31, 2014.

If anyone saved off any of the colors from that site, I'd love to re-archive them.  Wayback Machine only has a few of them.  The art in question is this one, I've seen it around since at least 2008.  If anyone happens to remember if it's Armhan's or someone else's I'd love to know. 

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 341
« on: October 20, 2015, 01:43:00 PM »

I'm dyin'  :troll:

What a fantastic episode!!!

Buying / Selling / Re: [FS] Kits (Slan, Irvine, Puck, Ivalera)
« on: October 11, 2015, 04:17:56 AM »
Hope he is OK.  I have been waiting a while to hear from him too, but on the opposite end - I owe him money!   :farnese:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: October 02, 2015, 05:18:08 PM »
Agreed, agreed.  My favorite thing to come out of it is David Killstien's cut, and I'm sure there are/will be other good fan-edits that take the stuffing out of the movie trilogy. 

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 340
« on: September 25, 2015, 03:42:45 PM »
Lest you forget, Griffith might very well be currently unavailable due to the full moon. :slan:

It's just occurred to me that if it ever turns out that anyone besides moonlight boy can use the world tree network to get around, it'll make the Berserk 'world map' a heck of a lot smaller.  At present it seems like moonlight boy and Skull Knight himself are the only worldly entities we know of that seem to be able to travel great distances at will.  (And moonlight boy was always able to poof himself around by hundreds of yards at least.)  Though I don't recall if Griffith has gone anywhere very far since the tree went up, so we wouldn't know yet if he still uses the Zodd Express.  (and also of course the ongoing opacity of the griffith/boy venn diagram)

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 340
« on: September 25, 2015, 01:27:33 PM »
Ah yes.  I had somehow forgotten that they just snuck in like 24 pages ago.  I shall turn in my 'paying attention' badge.   :troll: 

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 340
« on: September 25, 2015, 11:58:07 AM »
What I'm most interested to see is the consequences of this event. The street has become a battleground. How will people react to this? Whatever happens, I clearly see Griffith sending a false message to the masses, in order to mantain the control.

Yeah, I'm curious about this too.  And about what kind of reprimand Rakshas will get for starting such a fight in the city, or if he'll be excused since it was with non-citizens, or if he is generally excused for being Rakshas.  And whether anyone will try to punish the Bakiraka for using fire in a fight in the city/fighting in the city instead of going to some kind of authority to complain about Rakshas  :???:  Or if none of that will really come up due to the whole party leaving at great speed  :casca:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 340
« on: September 24, 2015, 01:39:34 PM »
Welcome filip!

Quite so.  I do think a rescue will be at hand; story-structure-wise I'd expect Daiba.  But Sonia showing up with Grunbeld or somebody as backup is 100% more likely than Griffith.  It would be a pretty big shift in Griffith's character to be personally interested in Rickert again after more or less coming to a close on the story of their relationship.  Griffith does not have anything to prove to Rickert.  Even if he did want to see Rickert safe out of the city for whatever reason he'd send someone else to take care of it. 

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What do you do for a living
« on: August 29, 2015, 05:06:14 PM »
Niiiice I love my local butcher, gettin fresh prepped meat for the grill is the best.  Props for the good work!!   :guts:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 28, 2015, 12:10:51 PM »
("That mask... You're Rakshas!"). So that mask was something he must have had for many years, perhaps even when he was still a human.

I think the mask's design was meant to represent that someone tried to execute him.  What's now his center eye as a killing blow and the two drops, mortal blood.  If he had that mask before, I think it would be missing the drops at least. 

(While I'm at it, my other wild-ass-apostle-theory is that Irvine's sacrifice was his hunting dog.)

With this dramatic and theatrical setting, it would be cool if Rakshas could wear some kind of tragic comic mask or a kid's mask stolen from the marketplace  :void:

It's a coconut.  That's how you know if he's following you.  Clip clop.  Clip clop.  Where's it coming from?!?!  CLIP CLOP!!    :rakshas:

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk PS2 game translated in English!
« on: August 28, 2015, 11:47:31 AM »
Yeah, I got a Japanese PS2 and like 12 games as a bundle off ebay a couple years ago for like $90.  If you wait around for one you can get a pretty good price.  Looks like current ebay price is in the $65 - $100 range (shipped).

Creation Station / Re: Mogen's sculptures and repaints
« on: August 22, 2015, 12:33:40 PM »
That is pretty rad.  Nice work.  The sword is so gory!!  It's great!   :serpico:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: August 20, 2015, 08:40:51 PM »
If I enjoy too many products of mixology I have to go and practice my micturition.

Anime Asylum / Re: Voice Acting in Berserk Animation
« on: August 19, 2015, 04:14:44 PM »
Yeah, I can't really watch it either.  Though I agree with the popular sentiment that the out-takes are pretty fun. 

On the flip side, though, I cannot begin to fathom the way Hiroyuki Yoshino played Isidro in the PS2 game.  It's baffling.  To the point that I assume there must be some pop culture trope kind of thing they're doing that I am completely unaware of. 

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