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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 04, 2016, 01:48:08 AM »
Finally finished Final Fantasy XII. The story was pretty decent, and I enjoyed the battle system, but man did it take me forever to get all of the achievements. Now, it's on to Final Fantasy XIII!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: June 03, 2016, 12:15:14 PM »
I gave up on Ulysses months ago. I tried to prep for it by reading Dubliners, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and The Odyssey, but I lost interest near the end of Dubliners. The writing was excellent, I just lost interest in the stories being told, so I turned to a favorite author of mine: Dan Simmons. I've read Song of Kali and Carrion Comfort. Now I'm taking a break from Simmons and reading The Walking Dead Compendium Three.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 75
« on: May 17, 2016, 02:21:23 PM »
Another great podcast, guys! Hearing Aaz say, "He really wants to mingle!" made my day. I know it's probably an impossibility, but I would love an Aaz soundboard. "Attack dolphins, to the right!" :ganishka:

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: March 07, 2016, 05:15:19 PM »
It hints to me they might skip him getting the Berserker Armor all together, at least as one full suit down the road. In the manga he was getting taken over by the Beast of Darkness well before he ever wore it.

We haven't seen anything that hints at Guts not getting the Berserk's armor. All we know is that he's wearing the armor Godot made for him in the trailer and preview images. If anything, this hints at them skipping over the armor he wore in the Black Swordsman arc and Lost Children chapter.

We don't need an introduction to Puck because he was in the wagon with Rickert at the end of the last movie. So they might just have him flying around Guts from the start.They need a reason to bring up what happened in the past, so the grave yard of swords will likely still be in there (and I hope they keep the rematch with Guts vs. Zodd if not this film then the next). Guts will more than likely still have nightmares about what happened and his fighting ghosts at night will remind us that he's a bad ass. He needs a motive other than kill kill kill, and we need a plot as well, so they'll likely rush Casca running off and getting found by a band of gypsies (I forget their names). Guts runs off to try and find her, kill apostles along the way, and hopefully we'll end up with Griffith being reborn into the world.

I don't think that would be a good way to handle the series at all. They should ignore the previous three movies and start fresh, faithfully adapting the manga. Also, Casca isn't found by a band of gypsies, she's found by Luka and her fellow prostitutes, who are on their way to Albion.

I think they could fit all of this into one film.

There's no way they could fit all of that into one film, and if they tried it would be a mess, just like the first three movies.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: March 07, 2016, 05:05:08 PM »
My wife and I have been watching a lot of the classics recently (Casablanca, All About Eve, North by Northwest, to name a few of the ones we've watched). Lately, we've been on a Charlie Chaplin kick. We've watched The Kid, The Gold Rush, Modern Times and The Great Dictator, all of which we enjoyed. Right now we're in the middle of A Woman of Paris.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 73
« on: February 08, 2016, 04:52:50 PM »
TIL I was pronouncing Joachim wrong  :isidro:

Me, too... :farnese:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 18, 2016, 06:45:05 PM »
Cool. Thanks for the recommendation. :serpico:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 15, 2016, 08:27:03 PM »
I finally finished reading Live and Let Die, and started reading Ulysses by James Joyce, which is awesome so far. :guts:

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 29, 2015, 04:36:41 PM »
I have a bad feeling about this...

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2015! Gift time!!
« on: December 28, 2015, 03:34:21 PM »
I got my gift from Rhombaad the other day and got some awesome stuff!

An Eraserhead bluray I've been eyeing as well as some volumes of Berserk to help round out my collection. Hurray for Lynch solidarity Gobby! Thanks Rhomby, I'll probably watch the movie tonight or tomorrow! I'm really excited to see it in Criterion quality!

You're very welcome! I'm so glad you like them. :serpico:

I made a stamp by carving a piece of linoleum. I had to do it twice because the first time I got a little overzealous with my carving tool and cut off one of the little pointed prongy things on the top of the brand as well as messing up the border. But I just couldn't give up on the Berserk wrapping paper! :puck: The second time I took it slower and was more patient and things went much better. (Go figure, right?)

That is so cool. You did such a great job that I thought it was professionally done at first. I thought it was official wrapping paper from AoW that came with one of their statues.

Now THAT'S a good gift!

Hehe. :void:

Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: December 24, 2015, 06:26:00 PM »
It's quite disconcerting that there's still no hint of Puck in these promos.

I agree. The fact that he's still not wearing his original Black Swordsman armor is also disconcerting, especially if this is going to be an adaptation of the Lost Children chapter. As was said on the latest podcast episode, these details are important, and they were an early indication that the last project wasn't going to turn out well. I'll remain skeptical of this one until we see something of quality.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 343
« on: December 23, 2015, 09:22:11 PM »
Thank you to Puella and Aaz for the quick summary. I sincerely appreciate your hard work.

Yes, thank you, Aaz and Puella! :ubik:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 343
« on: December 23, 2015, 05:03:45 PM »
I absolutely loved this episode, from the monstrous pumpkins to the sexy, flamboyant witch riding a broom at the end. Miura never ceases to amaze me.

I loved Isidro tangled in the cute pumpkins, and Puck chowing down on them after the fight. I expected the episode to end midway through the wicker man fight, but Guts took him out quicker than I thought he would. He's getting pretty damn good at this monster-killing business. :guts: It's going to be a long wait until summer, but it's a great cliffhanger to leave off on. The perfect Christmas gift.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2015! Gift time!!
« on: December 11, 2015, 07:53:53 PM »
My ninja skills are improving! I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks, man! I'm hoping to watch it this weekend. It's my favorite Pixar movie.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2015! Gift time!!
« on: December 11, 2015, 05:50:52 PM »
I received my gift a few days ago, but I'm lazy, so I'm just now posting about it. Unfortunately, I don't know who sent it to me, because there wasn't a name on the return address on the package, or anything inside that indicated who it was from. :sad:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: December 11, 2015, 05:46:08 PM »
The first page will be in color.

Nice! Can't wait.  :serpico:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: December 08, 2015, 09:53:43 PM »
I finished reading Casino Royale and am about half-way through Live and Let Die, which might be one of the most racist books I've ever read. I'd heard things about it before, but have been pretty surprised by the content so far.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: December 04, 2015, 02:50:10 AM »
The electronic version is available on and it looks fantastic. :guts:

Speculation Nation / Re: What to expect in Elfhelm
« on: December 01, 2015, 07:14:02 PM »
I'm a little late to the party, but I also want to thank Aazealh for putting that post together. It has me really excited for all the possible avenues the story might take, now that the gang has landed on Skellig.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 24, 2015, 08:53:27 PM »
Exceptionally, because this is a momentous episode, here's a full transcript of what's being said. Keep in mind it's not from the original Japanese, so there might be errors. All the credit goes to puella as usual.

Thank you, Puella! You're the best! :ubik:

Speculation Nation / Re: Will We See Skellig in 2015?
« on: November 24, 2015, 04:30:46 PM »
True believers voted yes anyway! Glad you changed sides. :griffnotevil:

Hehe, it was pretty obvious after the least two episodes that we'd see it before the end of the year. :griffnotevil:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 24, 2015, 04:29:50 PM »
I'm also glad That Isma stayed with the group and I am curious as to what they are saying to her mother.

Me, too! I hope she sticks around for the remainder of the series. She's a great character.

Speculation Nation / Re: Will We See Skellig in 2015?
« on: November 24, 2015, 03:24:07 PM »
I'd love for us to see Skellig by the end of the year, but I think we've got several more Falconia episodes to go.
I changed my vote. :void:

Called it. :troll:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 342
« on: November 24, 2015, 03:17:10 PM »
I was literally trembling as I read this episode. I've been waiting for this moment for 13 years (I first read the series in 2002, so I haven't been waiting as long as those members who were reading it episodically back in 2001). I can't believe they're actually on Skellig.

I noticed a change in the art, too. Besides the bolder lines, the objects in the background look a little different from Miura's usual style, too. I thought maybe it was a new technique Miura was using, or a change in style, but it could be a filter, like Walter said.

I loved Puck's little moment with the gull (I'm guessing that's how he got off the island in the first place?). It's been a while since we've seen him irritating a bird. :ganishka:

Its face actually reminds me of those souls Schierke set free in Vritannis.

It reminded me of the souls in Vritannis, as well. Very cool. :serpico:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: November 17, 2015, 07:38:49 PM »
After the darkness that was Lord of the Flies, I've started reading the James Bond novels, beginning with Casino Royale. I need a little pick-me-up after the last two books. Yikes. :SK:

By the way, I'm not sure if it's okay for me to be triple and quadruple posting like this. Should I be editing one post each time I start reading something new? :???:

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