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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« on: December 25, 2014, 08:26:45 PM »
Here is my Secret Schnoz!! I must admit, I was most excited to open up this one under the tree, that's for sure!!  :ubik:

Awesome card is awesome!

(Now I just need to learn how to read Japanese)  :ganishka:

Beautiful Berserk poster is beautiful!

And the best of all....

This is perfect.

Thank you so much, Gob!!!!

This was my first Secret Schnoz (and first ever Secret Santa) and I will definitely be doing it again next year!!  :ubik:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« on: December 25, 2014, 03:54:09 PM »
thanks for the nice drawing jackolyn, i love it and made by you has no price on the time you spent doing it.

I'm so glad that you like it!! I hope the broken glass didn't hurt it too much -- if you need to clean up an unintended nick or two here, just use some black india ink! (Or even a black Sharpie will do the trick) It looks like it fared pretty well, regardless of silly me packing it with a glass frame....  :void:
I'm so happy to see it with a fellow Berserk fan, I couldn't ask for more!  :guts:

I will update later today when I open up mine! I got it in the mail yesterday!  :ubik:

Creation Station / Re: GummySkull's colors and fanart
« on: December 17, 2014, 06:45:16 AM »
Hello! I have not personally coloured any Berserk pages myself, but I have always meant to. Personally, I love the earthy tones that you chose here, as it fits the style of Miura's work very well.
The deep browns on the skin, and purples in the background are lovely. (The subtle colour on Casca's lips, and in Guts' eye [on the closeup] are really well done.) My only suggestion for you would be to really make Puck's glow a bit more noticeable on Guts' face. If you're going to add a secondary highlight from such a small/bright source as Puck, then I would really emphasize the "brightness" in his glow, since you coloured him so brightly I'd expect his cast on Guts' face to be bright as well. (If that makes any sense at all?)
Outside of that one comment, this is very well done! Keep up the good work, and keep posting it on here! I look forward to seeing more!!  :guts:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« on: December 13, 2014, 06:52:40 PM »
Got mine from jackolyn today, thanks!. I think i know what it is from the sound of broken glass  :judo:

Oh noo!! I hope it's still ok inside!! Whats underneath the glass might be damaged cause of it.... :magni:

I hope it's ok! (If it's damaged, send me a pm and let me know, I would be more than happy to make you a new one!!)

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Time for Presents!
« on: December 04, 2014, 01:00:01 AM »
Sent off my present today!!  :guts:
I'm really looking forward to Christmas now knowing there's something special from the Berserk community on its way!!  :ubik:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« on: November 18, 2014, 03:34:54 AM »
Sweet!! Let the gifting begin!!  :ubik:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Grail and I Got Married!
« on: November 16, 2014, 04:48:44 AM »
Congratulations!! I am so happy for you two!  :guts:
I hope that when I close the distance on my long distance relationship after 4+ years, I'll be able to do the same! :ubik:

Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« on: November 07, 2014, 02:10:06 AM »
I was more than happy to pledge! This site is more than worth it, the people on here are amazing!  :guts:

This entire thing...that machine...has to be, hands down, one of the craziest things I've ever seen in my entire life while being in this community.
Yet simultaneously, the most amazing.

I want one.  :guts:

In all honesty though, I have never heard of such a thing before and I am simply amazed that such a machine exists for Berserk!
All of those flashing lights and colours racing up the sides...
...never in my life did I expect to see a neon Dragonslayer come crashing down across the screen of an arcade game, smashing the logo into two.

And yet, I'm somehow better off knowing that this exists.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« on: November 03, 2014, 12:04:08 PM »
In the spirit of Christmas, your wish has come true.

Thank you so much!! I will not disappoint!! 

This isn't really an official thing, but as far as admins go, I can assure you that we would like nothing more than to have more people actively involved in the community.

This is very true, and to be honest when it comes to various Berserk communities, I believe that this is the best one out there. Everyone is invested in the story, characters, and discussions, I couldn't ask for a better forum to be a part of!  :guts:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« on: November 03, 2014, 06:50:03 AM »
Responses already! :ubik: Thanks guys!

And Jackolyn, thanks for your feedback - I think you bring up a good point. Incantation and I have had a bit of back-and-forth about this rule. We ended up erring on the side of a higher number, but given the pace of the forum and the size of our community, maybe that's unnecessary. I'd like to ask the participants to see what they're most comfortable with, so I added a poll. :casca:

The poll is a great idea! I, for one, would love to participate but I'm more of a lurker than I am a poster, however I am just as invested in this community as the high volume posters on this website!
I think that between 50-100 is a good safe number, as it demonstrates a solid level of involvement within the community.
(Though with that being said, I STILL fall short of that number, but you get my point  :casca:.)

And if you were at all uncertain about a person participating, you can go through and do a bit of a "security check" on said person who has a lower number of post frequency to make sure that they're not just spamming for attention or appear untrustworthy in any way.
--Also, check the date that they registered. I myself have been on this forum practically every day since 2012, so just because I have a small amount of posts doesn't mean I'm just a passing visitor! I know that I'm not the only one.  :guts:

I am also aware that the main admin group on here has a very tight circle of people, so I completely understand wanting/requesting a high volume of posts (and a general sense of familiarity with a new participant) before you accept them.

I look forward to hearing what the community has to say about this!

And even if I get to participate or not, I think it's a fantastic idea and I really just love the idea of the Berserk community getting together and doing a Secret Santa. Something about that just makes me over the moon happy!  :ubik:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2014! Sign up by Nov 15th
« on: November 03, 2014, 04:27:26 AM »
Oh I would love more than anything to participate in this, however my post count kind of prevents me from doing so...perhaps the lovely people I bought statues from on here can vouch for me? Or perhaps my Patreon pledge?
(I'm an honest person, I swear!) :griffnotevil:
This sounds like a blast I hope everyone has as much fun this year as it looks like you did last year! :ubik:

This is a question I often find myself asking, but to be honest I think that if you're old enough to love Attack on Titan and can watch Game of Thrones with a straight face then Berserk will be fine. If I had to stamp an age on it I would say 15-16, personally anything below 14 seems a bit too young, especially for the Eclipse. It then raises the argument for me that I don't care what you've seen on TV or in movies, I believe that the Eclipse is something you need to be mentally mature enough to properly process and react to. And that age was around 15 for me.
But...everyone is different.

Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« on: October 07, 2014, 11:29:02 AM »
This is my first Patreon, but well worth it!!
I can't help out much as I'm a broke-ass University student, but I'm there for you guys!  :guts:

Also, when/how will we be getting our rewards for supporting? (It's more than the reward for me, I'm just honestly wondering when/how we'll get them?)

Creation Station / Re: Papercraft Guts and Void models.
« on: September 04, 2014, 06:27:34 PM »
I've often considered getting myself into papercraft and have been intrigued by the idea for a while now. I think this is a lovely place to start!!  :void:

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Guts statue - Max Factory
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:46:08 AM »
wow, it looks hugeĦ, also femto,they are like 1/6 scale i supose, at 500 us thats half the price that AOW would probably stick to it, its a fair price to me, is it pvc or resine?

The price is absolutely remarkable for a statue of that scale and quality. I can't get enough of it!! I'll be sure to start saving every single nickel that I can to afford this baby when it comes out, I can't say enough good things about it.  :guts:
And from what I heard on other forums and random websites with photos of the statues, (this isn't 100% reliable,) but they've been saying PVC. I'm not expecting Poly-stone for that price, and if it is I'll be seriously impressed.
I'm at the point now where I'm really hoping it's PVC. If I get a statue like this, I want it to last without a huge risk of anything breaking.
I can be a tad clumsy around expensive statues...and have had more mishaps than I care to admit.  :casca:

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Guts statue - Max Factory
« on: July 27, 2014, 01:03:47 AM »
Wow, thanks so much for the info!!
Sold!!  :ubik:

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Max Factory Femto
« on: July 27, 2014, 01:01:56 AM »
Oh my god, I'm in statue heaven!! Stunning!!!!  :femto:

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Guts statue - Max Factory
« on: July 17, 2014, 05:29:33 AM »
You know what, PVC or not, this really is a kick-ass statue, and I'll be proud to add it to my collection any day! I can't afford to be picky over something as amazing as this, especially when AOW is too much money for a little ol' University student like myself, I'm almost hoping it's PVC now, just to make it cheaper!

I love it!  :guts:

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Guts statue - Max Factory
« on: July 08, 2014, 04:27:46 AM »
1) talking about sideshow and PVC- looks to smooth or machine made. I have owned few from side show in the star wars collection. Looks good for the price, but gives a feel of if I purchased a toy figure at Walmart which was mass produced(subtracting the massive size side show produces)

Working at a comic book store, and having handled countless statues (majority of them being Sideshow, ranging from their Sixth Scale figures to Premium Format runs) I know that some of Sideshows "cheaper" products can be a bit underwhelming. When you get their bargain statues or figures, I find that you're more or less paying for the name of the company and license they're distributing. 
I'm surrounded by statues and figures everyday, and by the initial look of things it does give the illusion of being PVC. The paint looks matte and "soft", but I'm hoping that it's just because of the way it's lit.
However, with a sculpt like that and the quality of the overall piece, I have a hard time seeing it done in PVC. Max Factory does have a habit of working in said material, but I can't see this being made with PVC.

--Though it could just be my doubts talking. I'm probably in denial.
I'm praying that it's poly stone, even if it means a higher price.

Either way, I'm getting it.  :guts:

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Guts statue - Max Factory
« on: July 07, 2014, 02:23:31 PM »
Yep. Do want.  :ubik:

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Guts statue - Max Factory
« on: July 06, 2014, 11:10:10 PM »
I love this! It looks absolutely fantastic and I wish there were more photos...I'm really enjoying the face sculpt, and the pose is very dynamic, just like Guts himself.
Very nice! I would love to get my hands on one!!  :guts:

Buying / Selling / Re: WTS: my berserk collection !many statues
« on: June 23, 2014, 10:13:01 PM »
I bought the Guts: Black Swordsman off of him, and couldn't have asked for a smoother transaction!!
It's actually my first Berserk statue, aside from my Figma Golden Age Arc Guts (and soon to be Casca!!), and I'm simply over the moon excited to be the proud owner of this beauty!

The price he asked was extremely reasonable, especially for the quality of the statue!
I was at first skeptical of the fact it was made from PVC instead of poly-stone, but I couldn't be happier with it!! It has a very good and solid weight to it, and it's got a killer sculpt and paint. No chips or broken pieces, it's perfect.

Brains provided me with photos of the entire process, including a 360 degree overview, photos of the packaging process, as well as the shipping receipt!
It shipped very quickly, was packaged safely and securely and arrived in perfect condition.

I can't speak highly enough of the transaction and communication! Very pleased!

Highly recommended seller!  :guts:

Thanks again, Brains!

Podcast / Re: The FloraCast: Women's Berserk discussion
« on: June 22, 2014, 05:08:51 PM »
I haven't yet listened to the podcast, but I will make a strong effort in the very near future.
I've told this story before, but it was initially my Boyfriend who turned me towards Berserk. I had very little-to-no experience with Anime or Manga and it was incredibly intimidating to dive head first into the world that is Berserk. It took him a lot of convincing to get me to finally watch the anime, but he watched it with me and showed me that it was much more than just a blood and guts, big guy with a giant sword story.
Immediately after the anime was finished, I read the manga 3 times over within the period of a month.

To this day, Berserk is my all time favourite story. I can't get enough of it.

What does this have to do with being a female Berserk fan?
Working at a comic book store allows me to share a very similar perspective.

I've been working there for almost 9 months now, and I've had plenty of time to observe the customers who walk into our store. To little surprise, they are 95% male. (Don't get me wrong, there are female regulars but they are outweighed  9:1 by our male customers).
It is the male audience that the pop-culture of comics and "geek-culture" in general has always been skewed towards. In the past few years there has been indeed a surge of female fans showing up at more conventions, engaging in conversation and buying comics -- not afraid to show off their pride of being a fan. But alongside that surge, the term "fake-geek-girl" has also risen. 9 times out of 10, female fans are constantly being questioned and tested on the validity of their "geek-status and knowledge". It's insulting to have to prove yourself when you wear a t-shirt with a comic book reference, or dress up as your favourite video game character and then have to proceed to answer a plethora of questions validating yourself.
In my experience working at a comic book store, I have noticed that a lot of our male customers have a harder time communicating with me about their favourite comics or shows, where as my male co-workers are, more often than not, approached first.
I'm almost always the one engaging the conversation to get them talking with me.

In fact, just the other day there was a customer asking me about the possibility of ordering in the third Berserk movie in, so naturally, I jumped into conversation about Berserk with him.
I answered his question and then proceeded to talk about the characters stories and the level of depth to which Miura crafts their personalities and arcs.
After about 5 minuets of talking he said, "Wow, a chick who knows Berserk!!"
I was slightly taken aback, because as I was talking, I never thought twice about my gender role in our conversation. I am just a fan who loves Berserk and who also just so happens to be a female. I never considered myself to be any different than the male fans of Berserk, (it turns out that I knew more about Berserk than he did), and the same can be applied to the general aspects of my job.

A lot of people are surprised to see me work at a comic book store, and are even more surprised when it turns out that I actually know my stuff. I got the job there for a reason, not just because I'm a pretty face.

I do feel a strong bias towards female fans of anything "geeky" in general. If we like comics they should be "girly" comics, as if we aren't allowed to know everything about Batman's rouges gallery, or the Marvel Universe.
Especially with something so masculine themed as Berserk, there's even more of a shock that females can truly appreciate it for every aspect and theme that it explores and not just the fans on Tumblr who "fan-girl" over Griffith and make text-overlay confessions. (Before Tumblr gets mad at me, I should mention that I spend almost every second of my free time on Tumblr, but I prefer lengthy discussions over petty arguments).

I know this is a long and jumbled rant, but I feel like I have a voice in this conversation given my every day work experience and living in the world of strong gendered bias almost every day. Having to constantly have to validate my knowledge and "prove" myself to the suspicious glares of the male customers.

I hope all of this makes sense, and if you've gotten this far, thank you for reading!!  :guts:

Buying / Selling / Re: WTS: my berserk collection !many statues
« on: June 16, 2014, 02:47:38 AM »
people dont want statues? i dont want to sell on Feebay :/ would have to sell for more on thatwebsite to cover ebay fee's and paypal fee's :/

For the record, I am very much interested in some of those statues! (Three, to be exact)
However, University is coming up, tuition is expensive and I don't know if I have the extra spending money to pay for any of them.

I'll PM you the ones I'm interested in, and perhaps we can arrange something?  :guts:

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