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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: September 04, 2018, 12:06:47 AM »
Here's a movie nobody asked for.

Dragged Across Concrete.
Dragged Across Concrete’s premise is as follows: a pair of detectives, Brett Ridgeman (Mel Gibson) and Anthony Lurasetti (Vince Vaughn) are caught on tape applying excessive force to a Hispanic prisoner in handcuffs, in the form of Ridgeman grinding his boot into the man’s neck until it emits a cracking sound. (During the bust, Ridgeman and Lurasetti also mock a scared, naked Latina suspect, claiming they can’t understand what she’s saying due to her accent. Both scenes are played for laughs.) With the tape destined to go viral, Ridgeman and Lurasetti are suspended for six weeks without pay, though the chief of police (Don Johnson) is sympathetic to their plight, delivering a rambling sermon about how being branded a “racist” today is akin to getting labeled a “communist” in the 1950s—or, to quote the president, this is a WITCH HUNT! and these two violent cops are the real victims.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: March 28, 2017, 01:56:03 AM »

some people think they have OCD just because they like keeping things clean. this sounds offensive and stupid.

1.) "My OCD is kicking in every time I see Zodd's horn."

It really is offensive. It's one thing to keep things clean, but that's not OCD. I dated someone who struggled with ritualized OCD. It's actually pretty scary to see.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Berserk and History
« on: March 28, 2017, 01:27:17 AM »
Hi all,

I came across a Vintage News article that reminded me of Berserk. The article talked about the Battle of Ramree Island, during World War 2. It was fought between the British and colonial India armies against the Imperial Japanese army. After recapturing the airstrip, the Imperial army fled into the swamp.

While hiding out in the swamp the Japanese were attacked:
One night the British soldiers reported hearing panicked screams and gunfire emanating from within the darkness of the swamp. They didn’t know what exactly caused the shouts of terror they heard, but only that the Japanese troops were being ravaged by some evil menace.

Another account by the British naturalist Bruce Stanley Wright paints an even more horrifying image of the scene:
The scattered rifle shots in the pitch black swamp punctured by the screams of wounded men crushed in the jaws of huge reptiles, and the blurred worrying sound of spinning crocodiles made a cacophony of hell that has rarely been duplicated on earth. At dawn the vultures arrived to clean up what the crocodiles had left.... Of about one thousand Japanese soldiers that entered the swamps of Ramree, only about twenty were found alive.

The Japanese lost a total of 500 soldiers in the swamps, which, in the articles, gets attributed to the saltwater crocodiles. Realistically, the leading cause of death was most likely from disease, and then the crocodiles.

Not that I’m saying Berserk is directly inspired by this moment, but it does sound familiar to a number of horrifying moments that take place in Berserk.

Does anyone know of historical events that played a role in Berserk, or, at least, sounds like something from Berserk?


Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: January 09, 2017, 12:51:51 PM »
Or get off of Reddit.

Reddit and Twitter. People leaving those places would solve a lot of problems.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: January 07, 2017, 12:55:53 AM »
"Thanks!" has really started to bug me. Every work email I get ends with it. For example:
Hi Bob,

I forwarded you that email.

What the fuck are you thanking me for? Why the excitement? There are so many other ways to end an email, so stop with the thanks!

Huh, I also worked with a person who would say it, not as often as that, though. She was a pretty positive person, but sometimes shit just happened and it was her way of saying "Well, this sucks, let's accept it's suckage, quit whining about it and move forward."  :ganishka: I guess it depends on the person who's using this phrase's attitude and the context it's used in. I never particularly liked the saying and sometimes it seems like people just use it to be dismissive, like "It sucks, but I don't want to deal with it."

Just today, my coworker said it three times.

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: October 18, 2016, 01:35:26 AM »
That's another thing, once the novelty of open world wore off it went from innovative to a chore save for the most transcendent examples of the form (all the shitty iterations just done for the sake of having it didn't help). I don't want to aimlessly wander around big worlds so full of bullshit it amounts to nothing.

Probably later than where most people stopped, but the Witcher 3 was where I stopped with open world games. I was working at an office with some avid gamers who talked up Witcher 3 so I bought it. It has some good moments, but I never finished the game so...

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: October 18, 2016, 01:14:00 AM »
Not a word but a phrase, "It is what it is."

There's something so defeatist about it. My coworker says it at least twice a day about any topic that you can think of. I never noticed it until I started working with this horrible person. It's even worse when my current romantic interest said it to me, which felt like being punched.

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: October 18, 2016, 01:09:14 AM »
I literally loled throughout to the point I started simultaneously wheezing. Good God that game. This series! The point I'm taking away from this is that it could be a lot worse than riffing on "modern" horror classics.

Just everything about that clip. What's up with that music?

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: October 18, 2016, 12:08:03 AM »

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: October 17, 2016, 10:42:33 PM »
Just noticed this topic hasn't been used for a while.
Any thoughts on Resident Evil 7 ? I was a bit skeptical when I saw the first pictures and trailer... but the recent one teased my interest:

The Baker family looks creepy as fuck... You can easily guess from which movies they picked up that family "concept".
The question is... what are they infected by ? A new virus ? or a parasite ?

Also, I'm wondering how Capcom will link this episode to the previous ones.

I'm excited.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What'd you do over the weekend?
« on: January 28, 2016, 06:42:49 PM »
We got 31". At least we didn't lose power!

I expecting it to happen. I guess BGE has gotten better with prestorm preparation.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What'd you do over the weekend?
« on: January 25, 2016, 09:48:44 PM »
I just spent four days stuck in my apartment. I don't need to ask Walter if he was snowed in because I can just assume it's as bad if not worse than my area.

I was at an anime con over the weekend.  Was fun and just big enough not to be elbow to elbow at panels or walking around.

Damn! Branded, how hard was it getting around with all those HAWT babes flocking over to you for pics because of your dashing good looks and killer guns?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 16, 2016, 12:23:09 AM »
I finally finished reading Live and Let Die, and started reading Ulysses by James Joyce, which is awesome so far. :guts:

I read Ulysses during my undergraduate. I wasn't particularly impressed because I felt that Joyce was trying to be obscure because he could. However, if you're into big works of modernist literature, you need to read The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. I've read that book twice and purchased a companion to it. It's well worth the read.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: January 06, 2016, 03:36:03 AM »
I just got back from seeing The Big Short for the second time. It's really good.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Amicable break-ups
« on: January 04, 2016, 02:58:39 AM »
Vixen, I'm glad you were able to stay friends. I dated my friend for about five years before we decided things weren't working out. We're still friends, and I'd say she's my best friend. I've done double dates with her boyfriend and women who I've dated. In sadder news, I broke up with my short-term girlfriend recently. I'm hoping we can still be friends because I didn't have an issue with her as a person, we just agreed we weren't compatabile as boyfriend and girlfriend.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 04, 2016, 01:57:47 AM »
Nice. I haven't read his others (other than The Road, which even without reading all his books feels like his most accessible one). Blood Meridian was gloriously painful to get through for me — both in terms of the harsh reality it depicts and how dense the descriptions of everything are. But man, what a fucking ride. I don't think there's anything out there quite like it.

Suttree is easily McCarthy's most inaccessible book. I read that right after finishing Blood Meridian, and I wasn't prepared for how tough that book is with regards to read and subject.

The Road and No Country are his most accessible books. They are also surprisingly quick reads, and I say that as a slow reader. If you get the chance, I'd recommend reading No Country.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 04, 2016, 01:45:46 AM »
Read Blood Meridian yet? It's his best, I think.

Yeah. I read that back in either 2010 or 2011. I've been meaning to re-read it, but haven't. I've read McCarthy's big three: Suttree, Child of God, and Blood Meridian. They are all really good, I couldn't recommend them enough.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 04, 2016, 01:35:10 AM »
I just started The Sun Also Rises.

Last month, I finished Outer Dark and No Country For Old Men. It's pretty interesting to see how Cormac McCarthy's writing style develops from one of his oldest books (Outer Dark - 1968) to one of his newest (No Country - 2005). You can really see how he matures as a writer.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: I'm late, and it's yours.
« on: January 03, 2016, 11:28:23 PM »
Happy Birthday, Az!

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: August 31, 2015, 11:43:16 AM »
I was at a comedy show last night when I learned he had passed. The bar held a moment of silence.

In other news: Alabama Fisherman Rescue Kittens from the Warrior River (video in link).

Jason Frost, who lives in Hueytown, and his friend Brandon Key were out on the Warrior River near Bluff Creek Saturday morning when they heard a splash and saw something swimming across the water toward them. They weren't sure exactly what it was until they heard the meows.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: July 26, 2015, 10:34:15 PM »
I'm replaying Wolfenstein: The New Order a second time. It's a fun game to play when you're taking a break from Witcher 3 or Dark Souls I & II.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 25, 2015, 01:51:24 PM »
Anyway, I'm back to furiously thinking about Rakshas' apostle form. :rakshas: How will he emerge from that shattered pillar? Slowly rising up in his apostle form, his broken mask falling off his horrific insectoid-like face? I'd imagine him oozing out from the debris and re-forming a new body but that's just too out there...
Anyway, what do you guys think?

You're going to call me nuts, but I think Rakshas could turn out to more cat like. My only reason for saying that is because Rakshas, like a cat, is adapt at hiding, shrinking down into small forms*, and extremely agile. Of course, there's a lot more I'm not looking at or considering.  :troll: 


Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: July 14, 2015, 02:07:22 AM »
They're literally fighting Batman and Superman like a monster mashup ...

Like this?  :troll:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Vampire Hunter D 3??
« on: July 07, 2015, 12:38:38 AM »
The first movie I saw of the D series was Blood Lust and i liked it so much, I was not even aware that the there was an older version. I watched that one as well and I liked it, even though the animation was much older. I started to read the books and i really liked them, but I was surprised how different the the books are to their anime movie counter-parts. I wonder if this series will stay more true to the novels than the movies did.

Did you read the manga?
:ganishka: ... glad to have met said Vampire Hunter (not in scary dreams thankfully) in the flesh and to have survived.

Escape from me once, shame on you. Escape from me twice, there won't be a second escape.  :femto:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Vampire Hunter D 3??
« on: July 05, 2015, 07:51:13 PM »
I also prefer my vampire hunters be named Bob. :guts:


I couldn't find my copy to confirm it, but I feel like Bloodlust lost that grindhouse feel the older film had. It was just too clean and remarkably toothless for a pseudo-sequel to a movie with exploding heads. With that said, I'm going to need to rewatch VHD again.

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