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Shootin' the Breeze / UFO Alien Disclosure
« on: June 09, 2013, 02:32:31 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=XEQdvYFMBAU

Pretty fascinating stuff especially coming from an official of high rank talk a little about specifics like live extra terrestrials and what they call them internally, etc.

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Size: 22cm (H) x 33cm (W) x 18cm (D) (1/10 scale)
Attachment: Base and serial number nameplate No. 1~50
Material: Polystone, metal
Released Date: May 2013
Created & Manufactured by ART OF WAR
Estimate delivery date: around June or July, 2013.

2 versions, one with the dead angel on the base and one without. Difference in price is marginal.



More pictures here - http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/english/items/photos.php?gid=520



More pictures here - http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/english/items/photos.php?gid=519

Looks like someone was in a rush to take pictures ^_~ - in the picture with the dead angel, the sword's handle isn't pushed all the way in.

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Berserk Merchandise / AOW Berserk Board Game – BATTLE OF BERSERK –
« on: April 27, 2013, 01:04:10 PM »
Estimated release date: around the middle or end of May, 2013.

Link for pictures - http://www.art-of-war.co.jp/english/items/photos.php?gid=516

Youtube Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_CFdCcgOio&feature=youtu.be

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Our ART OF WAR is always trying to find a better way to show the BERSERK world. Board game, which has the history over thousand years, with the theme of defeating, is one of the best ways to re-create the battle of Berserk. This time, we cooperated with Manindo, a Japan company which is professional in printing board games, to make the game board and cards more vividly and worth playing. It is also a valuable item for your Berserk collections. Also, since it is hard to find a suitable sample from the countless kinds of board games, this time we started from this simplest but most enjoyable one. With the famous scenes from Berserk, you can play with anyone and lead them into the story!

-About the game-
Needed players: 2
Battler: Guts and Griffith
Time in Berserk: Golden Age
Other Characters: Casca, Skull Knight, Zodd, Pippin
Time for one battle: about 10 minutes

-Contents-

Kinds of card: (48 pieces in all)
Action Card -26 pieces (for basic and standard rules)
Character Card -10 pieces (for advanced rules)
Event Card -6 pieces (for Shoku rules)
Rule Card -6 pieces (for Shoku rules)

Other attachments:
Game board x1
Player chess x2
Life count chess x2
Card plate x2
Manual x1

*The chesses are small, please do not left children under 12 alone to play this game.
___________________________________________________________________

*Berserk Board Game – BATTLE OF BERSERK –
Unit Price: 4,000 Yen (tax excluded) (approx. US$40/ €31)
Material: paper, plastic
Size of box: 165mm (W) x 225 mm (H) x 30 mm (D)
Released Date: 27th, April 2013
Designed by: ART OF WAR
Printed by: Manindo
Made in Japan

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Berserk Ultimate Edition (manga)
« on: April 10, 2013, 04:07:32 AM »
If you could pick an Ultimate Edition of the manga, what would you want it to be like? Bigger page size? Thicker (more volumes squeezed into 1 big volume like VizBiz editions for Vagabond)? Thinner (episodic)? Or any other preferences, let's discuss it here. Post what you feel would be your ultimate/ dream edition of the manga in physical format. Wait, lets not limit it to physical only, let's talk about digital too.

While looking for similar topics (to rid of duplication) I stumbled on this - http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=12008.msg200530#msg200530 - hard bound, bigger, Russian versions! To coincide with the new trilogy's release, there was a Young Animal Remix version released, 6 of them covering the beginning till right before the Conviction Arc. These volumes were thicker than usual containing more episodes and look to be the same size as the Russian hard bound version. Off-topic question - were there only 6 such volumes printed or more? What do you think of the way the story flows in em (how they end/ begin)?

My ultimate version - bigger page size, hard bound, accurate translations so I'm not second guessing what's right or wrong in the version I'm reading. Need not combine 2/3 volumes to make 1 big thick volume, I'd prefer individual volumes like we are used to so. Posters per volume must either come detached or easier to remove and say that as a plural because I'd prefer to have a single poster for each side (this way there is no choosing between what you'd want to display). Hmm hmmm ... would also consider using those amazing color panels done by SK's talented members per Miura's approval :carcus:

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Shootin' the Breeze / Had any bad experiences with girls/ guys?
« on: April 06, 2013, 02:33:09 AM »
... that you dated or whatevers? List em here :femto:

I laugh at some of the shit I've gone through because I can't be rude or tell anyone to f-off.

>was asked by a girl's Dad to give info on my time of birth, date, city, etc. to check if my natal chart matches with his daughters (astrological Hindu custom, not uncommon to check but I'm not even Hindu)
>meanwhile his daughter and I hit it off
>Skype a few times, talk a lot
>her Dad calls my parents to tell them it wouldn't work out because our natal charts (when put together) don't match, goes on to say that I would be unlucky for her in the future, cheat on her to the extent that it would happen after we have kids and what not (specific details that too, I was impressed at the piece of shit story I was listening to, regret not asking him how I'd die or at what age I would).
>girl defends Dad but a few hours later she said that her parents didn't believe in that sort of stuff
>end

>girl's mother gets my info and pictures through matchmaker back home and connects with me, giving me her daughter's info
>I get a picture and a resume, I ask if I can talk-text-get to know her
>we start texting, she's always busy or on-the-go
>mother emails me telling me to meet her daughter
>was busy but bus'd it to Boston and met her
>pretty cool sense of humor, smart, fun few hours
>ask her if I can call her, she says yes
>called her to no avail, no text replies from her
>receive an email from her mother who says "thanks for meeting my daughter. Since she was a child, she has always wanted to marry someone taller than her, significantly taller, what do you think about that?"
>first thing that pops in my head - wtfrakk, what a stupid email - then, I try to recall ... she was about the same height as I was or just a bit shorter
>politely tell the mother that it's her daughter's call/ choice and I stopped growing tall a few years ago
>daughter calls 2 weeks later, tells me she's shallow and it wouldn't work out
>end

I have a few more but won't kill the thread, but here's a bit off topic~ish

>receive an email from a parent asking for my info
>parent gets back saying the daughter thought I was cute and asked if when we got married I would be able to take her anywhere abroad, once a year for vacation
>I don't lie and tell her I can try but couldn't commit to a request such as that (was trying to be polite instead of telling her to f-off)
>parent never responded
>end

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Short Peace
« on: March 27, 2013, 01:08:24 PM »
Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=J5b3nsWT7u8

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The four shorts are:

"Combustible" ("Hi-no-youjin")
Screenplay, Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Character Design, Visual Concept: Hidekazu Ohara
Music: Makoto Kubota

"Tsukumo"
Screenplay, Director: Shuhei Morita (Kakurenbo, Freedom)
Original Story Concept, Conceptual Design: Keisuke Kishi

"Gambo"
Director: Hiroaki Ando (Five Numbers!)
Original Story Concept, Screenplay, Creative Director: Katsuhito Ishii (Redline, Funky Forest: The First Contact, Taste of Tea)
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Evangelion, .hack, Summer Wars)

"Buki yo Saraba"
Original Story: Katsuhiro Otomo
Screenplay, Director: Hajime Katoki (mechanical designs in Gundam franchise, Super Robot Wars)
Character Design: Tatsuyuki Tanaka (Tojin Kit)

In addition, Koji Morimoto (The Animatrix's Beyond, Noiseman Sound Insect, Genius Party's Dimension Bomb) contributed the film's opening animation.

Short Peace is an omnibus project assembling "top creators at the leading edge of Japanese animation, exploring possible future avenues of expression." Short Peace is also the title of a collection of Otomo's manga shorts that was first published in the 1970s. Yasumasa Tsuchiya is producing the shorts at Sunrise.

Looks damn good.

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Creation Station / My drawing stuff
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:57:25 AM »
I was itching to draw Kojiro a few days ago, had my dinner and got a call that lasted too long and wasn't in the mood anymore. But it had been on my mind 3 days straight and picked up a random volume of Berserk this time and picked something. I messed up a lot unfortunately (not mentioning it all cos this will turn into a long post) but I've always had this sort of approach where I can't fix my error because it stands as a constant reminder to improve. I hope to draw/ doodle more and maybe get worse at it haha, who knows! Is there anything as too much practice can be a bad thing *sigh*.

Oh yeah, this took an hour to do. Do let me know criticisms/ comments on approach you find useful/ etc. I just noticed, with both drawings I did recently, I started with drawing the nose, then eyebrows, then facial outline on 1 side and went on from there. In true fashion, I got the first thing I drew wrong, his nose, so cross with myself :mozgus:







Gonna hit this space with other stuff I do off Berserk in a few days/ weeks/ whenever ...

EDIT: changed the topic name cos it'll be easier for me to find it

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Video Games / 30 years worth of games for sale o_0
« on: February 11, 2013, 09:21:32 PM »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/OVER-30-years-of-VIDEOGAMES-COLLECTION-The-history-of-VideoGames/121064017825?ssPageName=WDVW&rd=1&ih=002&category=139973&cmd=ViewItem&afsrc=1

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Just to give an idea of the huge amount of items present in my collection, I spent the last two months of my life taking pictures and making lists, working about eight hours a day just in order to make an inventory and to figure out what I have. Even now after all the time spent checking things I’m not sure to have included all in the lists...
Due to the sheer amount of items is even difficult to present it, and I don’t really know were to start... so I try to do my best even if I’m sure I might forget something.
Instead to pick up some favourite consoles and maybe try to complete all the games related, I choosed to collect most systems possible with the most rapresentative and rare games for each console.
This collection is the story of the videogames from A to Z, from the game & watch and old pong systems to the actual generation of PS3 and XBOX360.
I think that with all the stuff in this auction you can actually open a museum...
And now some numbers. I divide the collection in various categories:
Games, Consoles, Controllers, Accessories, Promotional and various items.
-The games count over 6850 pcs. with about 6780 boxed and 70 loose, and are in various format NTSC Japan or Usa and also PAL.
-The consoles are over330, with 307 system boxed and 24 loose, and even in this case we have all the different standards.
-The controllers are about 220 with 167 boxed and 52 loose. I included all the kind of controller, from the simple joypad to the special controller like all the konami bemani to the densha de go train controller, and the arcade joystick as well.
-The accessories are about 185, and in this category I put the ac adapters, the various av cables, the rumble packs, the memory cards, battery packs, the converters for the region locked games, and various other items like screens, printers etc.
-The promo and various items are composed by promotional items like soudtracks or gadgets relate to a specific game or console, demo disc not for sale, limited edition item like the resident evil umbrella box or the Kratos twin blades, various action figures, strategy guides etc.etc.

Currently bid at US $550,000.00

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News & Not News / Israel gives birth control to Ethiopian Jewish Immigrants
« on: February 04, 2013, 11:43:25 PM »
http://www.salon.com/2013/01/28/israel_admits_ethiopian_jewish_immigrants_were_given_birth_control_shots/singleton/

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Israel has admitted that it has been giving Ethiopian Jewish immigrants birth control injections, according to a report in Haaretz. An Israeli investigative journalist also found that a majority of the women given these shots say they were administered without their knowledge or consent.

Health Ministry Director General Prof. Ron Gamzu acknowledged the practice — without directly conceding coercion was involved — in a letter to Israeli health maintenance organizations, instructing gynecologists in the HMOs “not to renew prescriptions for Depo-Provera for women of Ethiopian origin if for any reason there is concern that they might not understand the ramifications of the treatment.”

Depo-Provera is a hormonal form of birth control that is injected every three months.

Gamzu issued the letter in response to a complaint from Sharona Eliahu-Chai of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel. Representing several women’s rights and Ethiopian immigrant groups, Eliahu-Chai demanded an immediate end to the injections and that an investigation be launched into the practice.

In addition to Eliahu-Chai, Gal Gabbay, an investigative journalist who had interviewed 35 Ethiopian immigrants, found that while the women were still in transit camps in Ethiopia they were sometimes intimidated or threatened into taking the Depo-Provera shot, often being misled about why. “They told us they are inoculations,” said one of the women interviewed. “They told us people who frequently give birth suffer. We took it every three months. We said we didn’t want to.”

Birth rates and demographics in Israel are often political, and Israel has historically focused on promoting Jewish birthrates to retain a Jewish majority, according to a recent New York Times report on fertility and in-vetro fertilization in the country.

But Ethiopian Jews remain a marginalized group, often living in highly segregated communities. Because of this, many women’s and immigrant rights advocates believe that the 50 percent decline over the past 10 years in the birthrate of Israel’s Ethiopian community is the result of the Israeli government’s attempt to limit and restrict Ethiopian women’s fertility through forcible birth control injections.

Hedva Eyal, head of the Women and Technologies Project for Israeli feminist organization Isha L’Isha, had submitted a report six years ago to the Israeli government showing a disproportionate number of birth control shots — 60 percent — were being given to Ethiopian immigrants. She says she was met with silence, until now.

“The ease with which a woman’s testimony is dismissed — certainly that of a black woman and a poor black woman at that — is shocking,” Eyal told the Los Angeles Times.

Also hoping Israel’s health minister will take further action, Eyal added that the bottom line was that “decisions about women’s health and fertility can and must be made by the women alone.” For that, they must have full and fair access to all relevant information “and that did not seem to have been the case,” she said.

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Serial Number 45.

Back when it was released for 56,000 Yen plus shipping, I think I paid in excess of $700.

Sale price is $600 plus shipping. If you're within NYC and want to pick it up, that's fine by me as well.

This statue sold out pretty quick when it was released and the diorama is pretty cool.

Here's a topic on the board where people have discussed and posted pictures for quick reference - http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=12186.0

PM me if you're interested or if you'd want to make a serious offer for it. References can also be PM'd on request.

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News & Not News / Lance Armstrong fiasco
« on: January 20, 2013, 03:37:26 PM »
Just found out about the hour something long Oprah Winfrey interview cos I've been out of the news loop for a bit. Read a few months ago that he was banned from competition but the interview was just wow. Sure there are big legal implications for it, financially and image damaging to brands or organizations he's associated with, mainly Livestrong. From what I've been reading online, his coming out on Winfrey's show was calculating. Flawed sporting rules and regulations much? Biggest doping-in-sport debacle so far? Best part - I will destroy careers if you tell the truth, sue you if you tell the truth and win.

EDIT: Linkage to the interview - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of_V4LmlML0&feature=player_embedded

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Search for a geek soulmate
« on: January 18, 2013, 04:19:30 AM »
I was made aware of a Sci Fi Dating panel at NY Comic-con this year by a pal and she was going to participate in it. Sounded interesting and there are 3 episodes out on YT so far. She isn't sure if they'll feature her story but anyway, this's pretty interesting, cool stuff! What do you guys think?

Episode 1 - Alex is a true geek among geeks. Still living with his parents, this 25-year-old, board game loving, brony classifies his love life as a mix between "Forever Alone" and "Socially Awkward Penguin." Constantly finding himself stuck in the "friend zone," he decides to try his luck at Sci-Fi Speed Dating and see if he can find the redhead of his dreams. Will Alex be able to find Geek Love? - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQ5iwGApwLM

Episode 2 - Casey Anne is not your typical geek. She's blonde and beautiful, but don't let her good looks deceive you; this longtime Zelda fan has been gaming since the age of two. Casey's sexy cosplay outfits often intimidate guys, and most con-going males don't believe a girl with her looks could possibly be the real deal, no matter how many times she quotes Ganon. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G-RdjJP-4o

Episode 3 - Brittany spends her days teaching kindergarten, but by night she lets her true geek colors fly. She's much more likely to spend her evenings gaming on her custom-built beast of a machine than braving the dating world, but lately she's been finding single-player a bit lonely. Now Brittany's looking for the prefect gamer to grow old and play co-op with. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av1iA2O5LnE&feature=player_embedded

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Video Games / King Of Fighters discussion
« on: January 04, 2013, 04:45:21 PM »
Back in 8th grade, I couldn't handle higher levels of the Marathi language and decided to go to a home tutor. Right outside her apartment was an open arcade with 4/5 arcade machines. Metal Slug and it's various versions that came out as years passed by has been 1 fixed game and the other - King Of Fighters. Back then they had 94' and every year or two years they'd go higher - all the way through 2000 or 2001. So, I'd spend 5 rupees once a week on a game, and lose terribly each week. One of the regs showed me a couple of basic moves for team Brazil (the team I'd frequently pick because of Ralf and Heidern's BRUTAL power move where he'd shout "Go To Hell!". We'd actually wait for regs to play against each other and be enthralled whenever we saw that specific Heidern move (the same move looked cool in 95  and 99 but looked SO tacky in those other years). The music on 94 IS the best the game has put out in all these years. The game play got better in 95 and the main draw was Iori's and his team since they were new. Counter's were incredible, opened up possibilities on moves and what not, so it was a step in the right direction from 94. Then came 96 which paled in comparison to 94/ 95 in a big way. I mean, the graphics, game play, music were awful. Goenitz was an interesting boss, not as menacing as Rugal but cool enough. Playing with Geese was a good throw back from Fatal Fury I'll admit, not redeeming enough to praise the game as a whole. 97 was pretty cool because the game play was improved a lot and you had new characters to play with. It was very competitive in versus mode. 98 was a turd, alike 97 but 99 redeemed the franchise. It was the smoothest so far in game play, counters included and the character design was awesome - an overall MUCH better game. Character design sucked on 96, 97 and 98. I played a bit of 2000 when it came out but couldn't get into the craze people had for Kula (if I remember right or Ramon or someone), I'd see players choose them frequently I think because they were new characters. With 99 it was K's team. Anyway, I always go back to 94, 95 and 99 for nostalgia and it's come to a point where I just hit the "?" because I know the moves for every player on those versions. Last year I picked up the new KOF game (XIII was it?) and that came with a bunch of different buttons to press and blah blah that would excite fans of fighting games of today. Doesn't do it for me. It's good for people who turn the joystick pressing buttons aimlessly like they'd do on Street Fighter/ Tekken games these days. Forget Ralf looking like he's on steroids, the game play is disappointing. Classic game combos looked a lot better, maneuvered a lot better without being over the top. I kind of find myself wanting to go back to the speed or way characters would interact with each other in a fight in those older KOF versions but that's just me.

I don't know a lot about multiplayer gaming on fighting games except to have tried it on a Tekken game or a SF vs Tekken game where it lagged and took the fun out of it, whether it's playing someone who's supposed to be in your own class or randomly. How does KOF's multiplayer gaming hold up?

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / My own Indie label: P2
« on: December 06, 2012, 05:03:01 PM »
EDIT: I changed the 'Subject' of the topic thinking it'll be better in the long run, since we've planned more releases out of the record label. P2 is a record label that I and a close friend have formed.

Artificial Brain's an up and coming band from NYC and this material was supposed to be released a few months ago but, for whatever reason, it didn't happen. So it was picked up by us. We're putting it out on 7", Slime Green, hand-numbered and limited to 300. Here are the only 2 reviews I could find via a quick Google search -

http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artificial-brain--demo-2011(demo).aspx

http://dontcountonitreviews.blogspot.com/2011/07/artificial-brain-demo-2011.html

Their music is available online for free. You could order the physical format through the links below -

(through the label)
http://p2omerta.storenvy.com
http://p2omerta.bandcamp.com

(through the band)
http://www.facebook.com/ArtificialBrainMusic
Artificialbrainband@gmail.com



Thanks for reading/ listening. This is our label's first release, so it's pretty exciting.

If this doesn't belong here, request the Admins/ Mods to delete the topic.

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“Skull Knight Birth Ceremony Chapter 1/10 Scale ”, 360-degree product image rotation ⇒http://youtu.be/4293hSnA5lQ
“Skull Knight Birth Ceremony Chapter 1/10 Scale ”, product images in detail ⇒http://youtu.be/Uf5gx8nq8gQ

2 versions out there.

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Exclusive version "**Limited to only 50 pieces
Unit price: 57,000 Yen (tax excluded) (approx.$694/ €530)
Attachment: Egg-Shaped Apostle, Beherit Sword, Normal Sword, and Serial Number Nameplate (No. 1 ~No. 50)
Size: Skull Knight: 24.5 cm (H) x 25 cm (W) x 16 cm (D)/ Egg-Shaped Apostle: 6.5 cm (H) x 9.5 cm (W) x 5.5 cm (D)
Estimate Release date: February, 2013"

Standard version "**Without Egg-Shaped Apostle
Unit price: 52,400 Yen (tax excluded) (approx. $638/ €488)
Size: 24.5 cm (H) x 25 cm (W) x 16 cm (D)
Attachment: Beherit Sword, Normal Sword, and Serial Number Nameplate(No. 51 ~)
Estimate Release date: February, 2013"

If you place the order before December 15th, we will add red Swarovski crystal beads to the eyes of the Skull Knight.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome
« on: November 17, 2012, 08:29:55 PM »
I just re-watched the first 6 webisodes and they look REALLY good. The first webisode isn't as engaging but it picks up and treats with cliffhangers. My short lame description does no justice to the show, so if you're new to the franchise - don't worry, you don't need prior knowledge of the series to enjoy it. You can pick on some stuff.

You can watch the first 6 here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT79x4qM4FE

The actor playing young Adama seems a bit of a misfit but I think he'll grow on me eventually. The character's attitude though fits, very Starbuck~like.


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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Metal thread
« on: November 13, 2012, 02:23:14 AM »
Well, use this space for throwing recommendations of the past, present, upcoming releases or shows you went to!

I'm in the middle of checking out Deafheaven and I'll give em my undivided attention tomorrow, on my way to work. Throw in recommendations from Deathwish Inc. and I'll check em out. Rosetta, Light Bearer and Mouth of The Architect's Quiet next. Taking the convo forward, check out Year of No Light that's sort of like Alcest or Lantlos - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhnkD7YxJ1s

I don't know a lot of BM-Shoegaze bands or Hardcore.

Sadly the new Incantation album leaked a few weeks early, have it on pre-order anyway. Excited about Dan Swano mixing and mastering it, man, can't wait ... here's a track off the album - http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WdHbT5wSckM ... back in form ^_^.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Homeland
« on: October 21, 2012, 05:10:00 PM »
Picked up S1 last night and am going to start watching it in a few. Having swept all those awards recently got me curious.

Any fans of the show? Whatcha think of the new season so far?

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Shootin' the Breeze / Space jump landmark
« on: October 15, 2012, 02:45:07 AM »
Did anyone watch it live? I missed it but found a link for it -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MT1DhcQg0Os&feature=player_embedded#!

They're saying he may have broken the sound barrier, not sure if it's confirmed yet. Pretty dangerous looking ...



Hoping to see more HD quality videos or photos. Meanwhile ...


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Shootin' the Breeze / iPad
« on: September 22, 2012, 02:27:10 PM »
I got one this past week as a present from my boss otherwise I had no intention of buying one. The only thing I've used it for so far is Pandora and Chameleon Clock. It's 16 gigs and in White. I've had literally 30 minutes to play with it so far.

How many of you have an iPad? Enjoy it? What do you use it for/ apps you recommend? I feel like there's some gaming potential in it.

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[ART OF WAR] Berserk 20th Anniversary Model- The Last Repainting Version

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5ypm5RegyQ&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VooxRglQnME&feature=youtu.be

Limited to 30 / 50 pieces.

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Berserk Merchandise / Guts & Farnese (Exclusive) mouldy?
« on: August 04, 2012, 09:23:09 PM »
Last week of April this year, I bought this statue 2nd hand from a seller on the board - Genome and it's condition was a indicated as 'never opened/ exposed'. I think it arrived at my office sometime in May and I just got around bringing the box home on Wednesday (I waited for a few other boxes to come in so I could grab a cab to transport em all in 1 shot). Anyway, here's what it looks like and the pictures aren't the best as they're off my cellphone -







I currently have it outside my glass cabinet so it isn't exposed to the other statues. But, does that look like some sort of mould? I'm too afraid to try and see if I could scrape it off since these statues are delicate. If it is mould, my only option is to re-paint it. The mechanical part of Guts' arm came broken, so I'll glue that back on. I don't know if this was caused by the fact that the statue was never unboxed. Any input/ advice would be appreciated, thanks!

Anyone experienced something similar before?

I guess this's another lesson learnt - always ask for pictures for the condition of the statue you're buying. I see cracks or scrapes on the ghosts and it's disheartening to see that I paid more than what it deserves.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Facial hair/shaving thread
« on: July 17, 2012, 03:20:45 AM »
Saw a few beards or thick stubble's in the 'New Picture' thread and thought it'd make for interesting discussion. I mean, shaving your facial hair could be something you either do pretty often (I have to ... damnit) or you're gifted with not having to shave a lot. I never got around trying an electric razor when I started out as a teen, went straight to a Sensor Excel (Twin Blade) and moved to a Mach 3 since the past 5/6 years now. I've been on the wall or just lazy to get to a 4/ 5/ 6 blade razor.

Anyway, I have to shave every 2nd day or every day most of the times. I can never get a clean shave if I shave consecutive days (which sucks!). I'm interested in going the traditional wet shaving route, I like how it needs a fair amount of prep time or care - sort of like a process. I picked up a brush the other day and a Merkur safety razor + stainless steel blades online. So let's see how that goes, especially cos I will pass out if I see myself bleed a lot haha =_='

I guess to get the discussion started, how often do you shave? Blades/ creams/ foams of preference? You a beard guy?

It must be hard to be Griffith as he looks good with/ without a thick beard.

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Video Games / El Shaddai
« on: July 11, 2012, 04:15:15 AM »
Picked up this game on a whim even though I have 10 or more games (my brother sent) that I haven't started playing as yet.

2 hours into the game and the visuals range from gorgeous to trippy in some stages. Oh yeah, I dig the music too.

Here's a trailer for the game - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIGaTCutqQ4

Here's a look at a short yet ambient tracked, pretty looking stage - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_zMLrfpczk&feature=relmfu and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiesEglJGA&feature=relmfu

I'm having a lot of fun with it (NOTE - not a pro-gamer/ active gamer like most on here). I'm sure it resembles other games in terms of the main character's attacks like God Of War but works for me cos I haven't played any of the GOW games.

Anyone else play this yet?

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Shootin' the Breeze / Formula 1 racing
« on: July 10, 2012, 02:09:05 PM »
Anyone else follow the sport? Favorite Constructor's teams/ drivers over the years?

Been watching the sport since late 97. Back home we'd get the BBC commentary which's regarded as the best, even today. Since I moved here I watched races on Speed, but they weren't always aired Live. Nascar's more important, a sport (whose popularity) I don't get - fair enough. But that's when I noticed how much I missed listening to those Brits on the mic. I still look out for and get the BBC version and have been collecting races from prior years as well.

I used to be a big fan of M. Schumacher during his days with Ferrari and still am with his stint with Brawn's Mercedes. Kimi, Hamilton, Alonso are close favorites as well but I don't want to kill the topic with 1 big post.

Let's discuss!

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