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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: August 05, 2015, 02:45:58 PM »
Quick read! How do you do it Rhomby?!! I assume the book was pretty good?

Slow work week. :serpico:

It was decent. Some parts really drag, but others are very interesting.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: August 05, 2015, 02:07:03 PM »
I finished reading The Subtle Knife. Now it's on to The Amber Spyglass!

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 31, 2015, 02:18:43 PM »
Friendly reminder that YA #15 is now available on And we have a guide on how to buy it. Please support the series!

Thanks, Aazealh! I'm looking forward to downloading it when I get home.

Creation Station / Re: ixupi's Sculptures
« on: July 29, 2015, 03:33:04 PM »
Wow. That's impressive. Good work! :serpico:

Creation Station / Re: Theoden's 3D Sculpts
« on: July 29, 2015, 03:31:38 PM »
Those are really great. :guts:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 24, 2015, 03:35:52 PM »
What an episode. I'm so happy Berserk is back.

As others have said, I think Griffith ordered Rakshas to kill Rickert, or Rakshas witnessed Rickert slap Griffith and decided to take matters into his own hands (spikes?). I can't see Locus ordering Rakshas to kill Rickert, because they're peers.

I hope Miura lets us back into Griffith's head one day. I'd really like to know what he's thinking.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: July 21, 2015, 11:55:47 AM »
I finished Northern Lights and started reading The Subtle Knife.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: July 20, 2015, 01:12:36 AM »
Spurred by its 50th anniversary this year, I started reading Dune again -- for the 4th time. I'm sure those who have been on this forum a while already know how much I love this book. And this time, maybe just maybe I'll read Herbert's other Dune books as well.  :void:

Nice! Have fun! :serpico:

They may not be as brilliant, but you can't call yourself a fan without having read them! :puck:

Damn straight. :puck:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: July 17, 2015, 04:00:09 PM »
I really loved Neuromancer and I kept meaning to read the sequels in the Sprawl Trilogy yet never got around to it - maybe I should give Neuromancer a re-read, since I read it like 5 years ago, and then dive into Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive.

Hey, there's nothing wrong with rereading Neuromancer; it's a great book. Count Zero comes highly recommended as well, but like I said above, I didn't care for Mona Lisa Overdrive. That being said, as a career completionist, I still think you should give it a shot. You may feel differently about it when you're finished.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 07, 2015, 05:33:35 PM »
Episode #338 will be published in Young Animal #15 (24/07).

Great news!

Look like serie will became monthly from this episode.

Even better! :ubik:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: June 08, 2015, 03:48:33 PM »
I finished reading Mona Lisa Overdrive over the weekend. I really enjoyed Neuromancer and Count Zero, but Mona Lisa Overdrive was really disappointing, especially the ending, which felt like it was tacked on as an afterthought.

I've started reading Northern Lights (known as The Golden Compass in the U.S.), because I've heard good things about it and the rest of His Dark Materials from a number of friends.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 20, 2015, 07:22:17 PM »
Mine's FFXII! :troll:


And if you had told me as a teenager that it's pretty much downhill from here, I'd be pretty fucking bummed.

Ugh, no shit. :sad:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 20, 2015, 12:56:09 PM »
I think the post below is probably what you're remembering:

Ah, that's the one. Strange, what time does to memory.

Chrono Trigger, a blast from the past.

Nice. I can't tell you how many hours of my life I've spent playing that game.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 19, 2015, 07:57:34 PM »
Did I say that? I'm not sure I'd call it my favorite, but I think the gameplay is superior to previous games in the series, that's for sure.

I think so. It was years ago, so I could be misremembering it.

I've played about 10 hours of FFXII, and I really enjoyed it. Howver, I can't remember the specifics (this was years ago), but something about the meandering story weighed the experience down for me, and I never ended up finishing it.

I'd revisit it were it to come to Steam or something ( 7, 8 and 13 are on it, so why not?)

That's too bad about the meandering story. I imagine it'll come to Steam one day.

Yeah, unfortunately the story is...not very good. The ending in particular was quite underwhelming from what I remember.

That sucks. Well, I'll see what I think of it. :void:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 19, 2015, 05:02:10 PM »
"HA. HA. HA. HA. HA. HA. HA."  :ganishka: (seriously, that's all I really remember from that game)

How does it hold up?

Oh, God, that part. It was nostalgic playing Final Fantasy X again. I really enjoyed it when I played it back in 2002 (the voice acting not-so-much, but I thought the game was a lot of fun), and I'd never played Final Fantasy X-2 before. X-2 was okay; parts of it were really fun, but it didn't feel quite as polished as the first one. I'm really looking forward to playing XII. I've heard it's one of the best of the series (I seem to remember Aaz saying that it was his favorite).

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 19, 2015, 04:51:51 PM »
I finished playing Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster last night. I'll probably start playing Final Fantasy XII this week or weekend.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: May 19, 2015, 04:49:44 PM »
I finished Count Zero yesterday and started reading Mona Lisa Overdrive. Walter, I highly recommend you check out Count Zero. I thought it was awesome.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: May 05, 2015, 01:51:23 PM »
Nice. I haven't followed the series very closely in the past year, but that's a great section of it (the best so far).

Yeah, it ends at a really rough place, too. I'm glad the third compendium is coming out in October, but it's going to be a long three-year wait after that for the fourth.

It was fascinating to discover the obvious disdain he has for Neuromancer. He visibly winced when people asked him questions about it. Of course, it's most influential work, but it sort of haunted his career. Like any other writer (or musician) who has experienced massive success, their subsequent works are often discarded or at the least, cast in a different light because of prior success.

That's understandable.

I took a strange U-turn in my traditional books (scifi and fantasy) to read one I'm sure everyone but me read in school: To Kill a Mockingbird. Even though I was raised in the South, this was never required reading for my classes. And precisely because it was required reading for others, I never bothered to read it myself. Funny how that works. But surprise, surprise! It's really fucking well done. And I'm somewhat grateful that I waited until now to read it, because I doubt I'd have appreciated it had it been force-fed to me in school. Same with Orwell's 1984, which is a personal favorite.

I loved To Kill A Mockingbird. I plan on reading it again after I finish the Sprawl trilogy. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I agree with you about not really appreciating these books until later in life. I'm going to give The Great Gatsby another try, as well. I enjoyed reading it in high school, but I think I'll like it even more now that I'm older.

I also recently finished Stephen King's 11/22/1963, which has a great premise (I think I mentioned it in this thread a few years ago), but shitty execution on the concept. What amazed me moving from that book to Mockingbird was the quality of the dialogue. King's written probably 200+ books, and yet his dialogue is just abysmal, unbelievable crap. No one talks like that in real life... Bothered the hell out of me. But I've never liked King's stuff, apart from Gunslinger. His books often just piss me off, because he goes about everything so lazily.

King might be my least favorite author. He creates interesting premises, but fails to execute or conclude them properly. I've been disappointed by the endings to his books so many times that I have no desire to read any more of his work, including The Gunslinger.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: May 04, 2015, 03:54:48 PM »
I finished reading The Walking Dead Compendium Two last week, and am in the middle of Vagabond Vol. 37. Once I'm done with that, I plan on reading Count Zero. I really enjoyed Neuromancer, so I'm hoping Count Zero is just as good.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Upcoming Gecco Berserk statue - 2015
« on: March 24, 2015, 07:13:48 PM »
Looks great to me (my second favorite armor of the series). I just wish I could afford it. :sad:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: March 23, 2015, 02:11:58 PM »
I'm all caught up on Vagabond (on the Viz releases, anyway), so I've started reading The Walking Dead. My wife's parents got me the first compendium for Christmas.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 28, 2015, 04:38:29 PM »
Hi everybody, first post here.


One of my favorite ongoing series is Saga by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples.  The story and artwork are amazing, I can't recommend it enough.  The easiest way to describe the plot is Romeo and Juliet meets Star Wars but for a complete adult audience but that doesn't even begin to do the plot justice.  This is one of those books that when said and done will be up there with the greatest achievements in the medium without question, everyone should check this out.

A friend of my wife's recommended Saga. I've flipped through the first volume, and it looks really unique. I'm looking forward to checking it out one day. (That first page... :ganishka:).

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 17, 2015, 07:04:05 PM »
Sounds cool. I'll be sure to check it out one of these days. Thanks, Walter!

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: February 16, 2015, 09:56:33 PM »
Miura's art never ceases to amaze me. It's really cool seeing Wyald drawn with his current style.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: January 15, 2015, 06:42:22 PM »
Think back to the Count. When he refused to sacrifice he was dragged into the Vortex of Souls, which, presumably, one does not come back from.

Keep in mind, though, that the Count was dying when he summoned the God Hand. Griffith, presumably, wouldn't have been dragged into the Vortex of Souls if he had refused to sacrifice the Band of the Falcon.

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