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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 305
« on: June 12, 2009, 02:21:39 PM »
This episode was pretty weak in comparison to the last 10 or so episodes.  Don't really know what else to say besides that.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Futurama...
« on: June 11, 2009, 07:56:50 PM »
Awesome. I thought the movies were a bit underwhelming compared to the early seasons, but I'm definitely glad for more Futurama. Thanks for the news.

Agreed, good sir.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 305
« on: June 09, 2009, 03:05:07 PM »
The manga is pretty much in epic-movie-mode right now.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What do you do for a living
« on: June 08, 2009, 03:44:09 PM »
24.  Work at a hospital.

In school pursuing my Masters in social work.

Creation Station / Re: My portfolio (before my scanner fried)
« on: May 29, 2009, 01:50:25 PM »
Thanks for checking them all out!

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 304
« on: May 20, 2009, 02:30:55 PM »
Pretty awesome episode!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: May 15, 2009, 05:23:13 PM »
I really don't understand the trend of reviving franchises from childhood. My first reaction to hearing about a Transformers remake was "Yeah, Transformers were AWESOME ... when I was FIVE." Does Michael Bay and Hollywood in general really expect us to take these kiddy-franchise movies seriously? Enough to shell out $10 for each movie and its tired sequels? Just for the potential to relive a childhood novelty?

Yes.  Yes they do.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: May 09, 2009, 04:10:37 PM »
Wolverine was god awful.


News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: May 08, 2009, 06:10:26 PM »
rock and roll "is part of the counterculture which seeks to implant seeds of rebellion in young people's hearts and minds."

I laughed at that.

Music didn't plant the seeds of rebellion.  The parents did.

Return to Innocence - Enigma

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 303
« on: May 07, 2009, 08:46:21 PM »
Hahaha, are you a God Hand member? They seemed to think it was worthy. And that's all that really counts, unless you want to write a Letter to the Editor for the God Hand Gazzette expressing your opinion of unworthiness. I'm not sure Void would run the letter though...  :void:

And anyway, "what we know about Ganishka" is mostly from his time as an apostle. Obviously he doesn't show sympathy for the lives of others after he's sacrificed his humanity.
I think the actual power of his feelings for his son are betrayed by his fear. Not only that, if he was so fearful of his son and wife, why not kill them off secretly? He had that option. Why let a successor live when Ganishka more than anyone knows the danger and the violence of succession.

Also, this may be pushing it a bit, but it's how I read it. As a child, Ganishka's relationships with his brother and mother were strained because of the bloodshed. Because of that, I'm sure there were a lot of repressed feelings of guilt and anguish that would have manifested in his relationship with his son. He kept him at a distance, but probably had great hopes as well because of his loss of innocence as a child. We'll never know though... because that chapter of the story is now over.

Good call.  My opinion has been swayed.

I read it once and didn't even think about making the comparison.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 303
« on: May 07, 2009, 08:06:28 PM »
Honestly, I don't find Ganishka's sacrifice to be worthy.  From what we know about Ganishka, he has little to no sympathy for the lives of others.  For Miura to have him sacrifice a son he barely saw or cared little for seems like a scapegoat to me.  He didn't see his son for years and never spoke to him so I highly doubt there was enough love or connection for it to be a genuine sacrifice.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: MICHAEL BAY'S transformers 2
« on: May 07, 2009, 05:31:41 PM »
I still get teary-eyed at the end of The Rock :sad:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: May 07, 2009, 05:28:23 PM »
Geeze Walter get with the times.  :troll:

Anyways, I hit a Dune wall. I love Dune, but I can't find the urge to pick up the next book. Maybe it's school work. So In the mean time I'm reading Child of God by Cormick McCarthy, when ever I get time to go to the book store to finish it.

That's a good book.  You should check out Blood Meridian afterwards.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 303
« on: May 07, 2009, 05:26:09 PM »
(link removed -Walter)

Nice episode.  Quick and to the point.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 303
« on: May 04, 2009, 10:32:25 PM »
im strangely aroused right now

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 303
« on: May 01, 2009, 07:31:17 PM »
Much obliged, Griffith and Aazealh!
I imagine the next episode will make me climax in my pants no less than 599 times.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 303
« on: May 01, 2009, 07:23:05 PM »
Could someone please repost the pic?  Imageshack is blocked here at work and, man, I would love to see this.

Reading these lyrics makes me wonder why I listen to Metallica.

Also, Dragonforce is a better band to assosciate Berserk with.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: General Miura art questions
« on: April 27, 2009, 05:26:50 PM »
I imagine the dimensions used are 11x17.  And then, for double-page spreads, they probably just combine two 11x17 artboards and go from there. 

That's the standard for American comics and I've also seen some manga artists use that format as well.  There's really no telling unless you had an inside source or found a random employee who actually cared enough about your question to take the time to check.

So, yeah, I would go with the industry standard of 11x17 artboard.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 302
« on: April 25, 2009, 02:38:20 PM »
Makes me think it'd be funny if we saw Grunbeld imbedded in the ground under Ganishka's foot, not dead but half-buried. :void:

I would pay a million dollars to see Grunbeld in the ground saying, "A little help, please?" as he was trying to get out XD

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: April 24, 2009, 04:00:38 PM »
DT had an ending. It even had 2 endings, really.

As far as I'm concerned, the series ended with Wizard and Glass.  The last three books were just too, well, off(imho).

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: April 23, 2009, 08:29:00 PM »
What can I say, I'm a very special boy. :badbone:


See, at least it HAD an ending though.

It's not like the end of the Dark Tower series where I was disgusted and actually threw all of the books away. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: April 23, 2009, 08:06:22 PM »
Ah man, the Ender series is my favorite book series. Speaker For the Dead is where the real Sci-Fi concepts and crazy shit begins. Also, Ender's Shadow is another book that takes place within the same time period but through the eyes of one of the other Battle School students, and I actually like that one better than Ender's Game. But seriously, even if you don't like Ender's Game, read Speaker For the Dead and the sequels after that, they're much more adult oriented and have heavier themes.

Speaker was a great read.  The concepts of the mothers, fathertrees and third-lifes were awesome.  Also, the characters were great.

Ender's Shadow was a damn fine read.  Bean is such an awesome character.  I refer to him as Ender-2.

Actually, the entire Shadow series is really good.  Shadow of the Giant was AWESOME.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: April 23, 2009, 07:55:35 PM »
Well keep in mind the novel was originally a short story that the author later expanded. In the end the plot is pretty simple to understand though, and I'm certain you'll see the end coming a mile away just like I did when I first read it, but it is indeed a good intro to Sci-Fi.

I actually didn't see the end coming.  Like, at all.  I was completely surprised.

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