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Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 19, 2018, 02:39:15 PM »
I love that cane\whip. It was my third favorite weapon, even in the Old Hunters dlc. Second was the Chikage paired with the Blades of Mercy which was my favorite weapon in the entire game.

Ludwig's Holy Blade coupled with the pistol. Simple, but worked for me.

Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 18, 2018, 06:05:27 PM »
It's worse; I tried summoning Gascoigne again to fight the Cleric Beast but was trying to protect his health on the way and got myself killed by the stupid giant wolves. Then when I went back I couldn't summon him anymore and realized it consumed Insight to do so! What a waste (of whatever)! :magni: So I think I'm done with that, though I still want to see how summoning/multiplayer works in the game. I haven't even been invaded yet (I wonder if anyone is on; I know it was like free to play a while back so I was expecting some activity).

Hm, the game has a huge population still, so it's weird you were having trouble. I can hop onto my new game and help you out if you need it.

The next boss for you after FG is the Blood Starved Beast. It's the boss that made me almost quit the game out of frustration.

Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 18, 2018, 04:37:51 PM »
I also summoned another Hunter to help and it was a relief to take on some patrols with backup.


Despite my previous Souls experience I'm still probably overly intimidated bybthe bigger enemies. I'm also not healing enough because blood vials seem plentiful, so I think I'll hit my stride once I unlearn some of my ingrained Souls tactics and adapt more to what's efficient in Bloodborne. I already bellowed, "No, NO! It's not faaaair!!" once today, so that's a good sign the game is working as intended. :ganishka:

BB is far more forgiving, but at the same time about the same level of challenge=)

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:25:26 AM »
Bit the bullet and bought the deluxe edition of Dark Souls 3 on PSN for $20(my physical copy was destroyed the day after I started it), so now I'm working my way through it (again). Clunkier than Bloodborne, but way beefier.

Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:24:18 AM »
I enjoyed it for the most part. CP2077 is at the bottom of my list for now, though. I didn't care for Witcher 3, so I'm not going to give in to the hype for this.

Ghost of Tsushima is what I'm looking forward to the most:)

Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 07, 2018, 02:50:20 AM »
Shameless self-promotion, but here is my fight with arguably the best boss fight of any game Iíve ever played:

Itís Lady Maria. I wish I could fight her every time I put the game on.

Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 01, 2018, 10:37:17 AM »
Orphan of Kos can eat a dick.

Beating him was so satisfying. Took me about 30 tries, whereas Ludwig I beat on the first attempt.

Finished The Leftovers. Wish I could say I enjoyed it as much as I did the first few episodes, but Christ almighty it had some glaring issues that I feel like most people who liked it are overlooking.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 06, 2018, 07:22:27 PM »
Finally, after half a century of being out, I watched 12 Angry Men. Easily in my top 5.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: April 29, 2018, 11:38:49 PM »
But dude, how is Quill possibly ever redeemed for this? That was so lame. =(

I feel the same way. It was dumb, but I get it.

Watched the pilot this evening and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to get to the meat and bones of the series!

You should start with the first movie: My Conquest is the Sea of Stars. It functions as the pilot, so you'll want to see that before you start on the series proper.

Thanks, Walter. I'll give it a shot tonight. I've never seen so many positive reviews for a series, let alone as much of a legacy.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: April 27, 2018, 04:13:15 PM »
I love berserk.  My favorite story and the one thing I look forward to on a monthly basis.  My second favorite is infinity gauntlet with my favorite villain in Thanos in second place.  Not all, sure few of you, will have the same feeling infinity war gave me.  That being said for me personally, this one cracks the top ten or maybe even top five movies Iíve enjoyed ever.  Probably the best time in a theater.  I will go again asap.  Truly enjoyed this one above the others by a mile.

I enjoyed the hell out of Thanos. I'm glad they went for the more docile version of him over the batshit insane one. The movie was fantastic and it was really nice having ten years worth of waiting pay off.

I'm about to bog down and start the 110 episode version. Is that a good place to start? I just saw this thread and it piqued my interest, so I'm going in blind.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: April 21, 2018, 11:11:45 PM »
Playing the new God of War. It actually lives up to the hype it's getting=)

I'm about four episodes into The Leftovers and I am absolutely loving it.

Berserk Merchandise / Digital Berserk volumes on sale at Comixology
« on: April 04, 2018, 03:29:34 PM »
Here is the link.

Looks like all of the volumes are on sale for $4.99. That's an absolute steal of a price, especially for people going all in for digital.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Albums for Desert Island
« on: March 30, 2018, 07:41:21 PM »
Evpatoria Report - Taijin Kyofusho
Unicron Medley - Vince DiCola
Metallica - No Leaf Clover

Creation Station / Re: Johnstantine's art
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:06:36 AM »

Creation Station / Johnstantine's art
« on: March 26, 2018, 12:05:35 AM »
Hey everyone,
Been doing some drawing off and on for the past six months or so. Let me know what you think!

If you have instagram, follow me @johnstantine =)

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Albums for Desert Island
« on: March 21, 2018, 08:58:36 PM »
Mr. Bungle - California

It's nice to see another one of the dozen people who like Mr. Bungle.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Albums for Desert Island
« on: March 07, 2018, 04:41:56 PM »
Tool - Lateralus
Aesop Rock - Impossible Kid
Transformers the Movie Soundtrack (1986)
Enigma - Screen Behind the Mirror
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Kanye West - 808's and Heartbreak
Hozier - Hozier
The Mars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium
John Mayer - Continuum
The Flaming Lips - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: February 19, 2018, 02:07:21 PM »
I have. I may not be the right person to give an opinion, as Iím liking Marvel movies less and less with each new movie, but I can say that Black Panther is definitely a Marvel movie, for better and worse. I didnít think it was a bad movie by any means, but I didnít think it was outstanding either. If I were to rate it, Iíd give it three out of five.

Agree 100%.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: February 11, 2018, 01:34:59 AM »
Finally playing GTA5. I've had it since it was released on the XB1 but never found the time to play it.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 05, 2018, 09:02:46 PM »
I'm reading the run of Marvel Star Wars comics starting from 2015 and the Thrawn Trilogy simultaneously. It's like I'm at different points in two timelines in parallel (extended) universes! Everyone knows the Thrawn books, so I'll focus on the comics.

So far those modern SW comics are way better than the new movies at doing new and interesting things with old favorites. For example, though it's a bit of a departure, would it surprise you that a man like Han Solo has a scorned ex-wife that's most displeased with him and knows how use a blaster?

The one's I'm reading are the first two Star Wars collected books from 2015 and all the Vader collection and crossovers therin (the "Vader Down" arc). Even my Star Wars hating wife thought it was interesting to see the moment Vader learns Luke's identity and his reaction(s). They also manage to credibly embrace the facts of the prequels and reintroduce them into classic Star Wars in interesting ways (because it's not just ignored or shoehorned in). For example, Vader being knowledgeable of mechanics and droids.

The medium provides the kind of slow burning deep dive for characters that goes a long way toward rectifying Vader's changes between the prequels, ANH, and Empire. I don't want to say it's actually making those classic films better, because they don't need it, but it's very cleverly scrawling in their margins to make THESE stories relevant. So, while it wasn't required, it's actually taking advantage of the subtle changes to the character between films. This is a lot better and more natural than the often forced ways the prequels and new films are connected to the originals for purely nostalgic reasons (which is ironically a disservice to the connection). Plus, that's all happening behind the backdrop of actual new situations, adventures or things we didn't see behind the scenes as opposed to rehashing the same Star Wars plot.

You basically get to see Vader fulfilling his official duties balanced, sometimes in very direct conflict, with running his own games. It makes him more clever and dangerous since he's been allowed to be since Empire, which makes sense because that's the direction it's supposed to be going, and it's a good one.

Yeah, all of the comics as of 2015 have been great. The new Vader series has been pretty badass. It takes place directly after RotS.

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