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Anime Asylum / Re: New Berserk Anime for 2016
« on: August 09, 2016, 10:57:27 PM »
I kind of find this all very depressing.  We have a new anime and a new game coming our way, but my thoughts are confidently in the realm of "we've already had better."  In fact, I'm sure many of you know where I'm coming from with this mindset.  I'm excited to play the ps4 version, whenever that arrives, but I doubt it'll beat the dreamcast and ps2 games that came before in terms of content and quality.  The 97 anime and the golden age movies, for me, are watchable.  Even I feel the need to never introduce anyone to Berserk in its current form.  Needless to say I'm a little embarrassed at the thought.

As Griffith said in the recent podcast, perhaps the floor in terms of quality was MUCH higher than it is today.  Can't get worse, can it?

Creation Station / Re: Theoden's 3D Sculpts
« on: August 06, 2016, 11:37:04 AM »
That looks great, man!  Keep up the amazing work.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 6
« on: August 05, 2016, 04:38:45 PM »
I found ep. 5 to be "bad“ last week (4/10, unbelievable awkward in every sense) and left the tread alone after voting but it was the 2nd “best” ep. after 4. This week though, Christmas in July happened, they did the impossible: Some problems, but enjoyable :isidro: I finally got actually human emotions inside me going and a form of curiosity to look at the screen. The many problems the 2 mods pointed out 100% apply but i can´t care anymore about misconstrued continuity anymore. That ship sailed with movie 2. This is the 1st time the show fully resembled a television program, regardless of the Mach 9 pacing. Bokurano got us beat though, they once did 1 whole Volume and a new prologue in the pilot! And the art, workmanlike as it may be, half the time ugly even, for fucking once they tried to be artistic. This is the 1st Berserk ep. a new viewer should be able to process. I suspect that i would check out the source materiel if i saw this on a something i disliked but followed for some reason.
A quality core could be seen in multiple key scenes to make one curios. The polar opposite was ep.3. (This is the 1st anime that started bad which i followed for multiple weeks in at least 3 years. This is one of the reasons i am still here, to remember what crap anime feels like for a prolonged period of time.) 6/10   
@Walter Remember when you said that you liked the OP i despise for "going for it". They did it this week for me, especially the episode director.

Sometimes I read what you put out and think you HAVE to be a long time member with high level trolling.  Other times, idk what in the world is going on... :???:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: August 02, 2016, 03:31:23 PM »
If anyone cares Suicide Squad is getting the reviews we all saw coming. 

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Hey Everyone(New/Intro)
« on: July 31, 2016, 11:28:37 AM »
Welcome!  You wouldn't happen to work on locomotives, would you?

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 5
« on: July 29, 2016, 03:15:03 PM »
Must have missed the eyes.  My thoughts are about the same as you guys regarding episode 4 and 5.  I hope that consistency continues.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 345
« on: July 23, 2016, 02:05:05 PM »
I'm getting the same wonderful feels as I did the first read at Floras.  We're gonna get some fantastic world building dialogue that will no doubt solve some questions that have gone unanswered for years.

What a time to be a fan!  I personally am loving the island and all of its new and fascinating inhabitants.   :ubik:

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 4
« on: July 22, 2016, 03:55:10 PM »
I really enjoyed this episode. Besides the flash backs and animation, I thought it was pretty solid, considering who is presenting it.  Hopefully that feeling continues, as I'm sure this is as good as it can get.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 3
« on: July 15, 2016, 03:14:25 PM »
I bet you guys didn't even know there are different grades of meat.   :schnoz:

I would be a little surprised to see Anna, Adon, and Wyald make the cut, but Tapasa would be the one I'd love to play as...which I also don't see. The others wouldn't surprise me too much.  How about a Garuda riding Daiba?   :carcus:

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 04, 2016, 04:58:33 PM »
If you're supporting something then you're doing your part TBH. If you can't get behind "Berserk 2016" I understand. A lot of people can't. But I do feel like we as fans are obligated to dump some money into the series in one way or another right now. We're at a point in time where we actually have options for investing into the series. However you want to do that should help at least a little.

Good way to express all that.  I am behind this message 100%.  Being the first episode and readily prepared for it, I'm very understanding if someone has rage about the anime.  Supporting Berserk is something important to me, so I feel obligated to find the pros and point out the cons without making someone feel isolated from the entire thing....Even though there are plenty of flaws.   :ganishka:

I've tried to get my best friend to read the manga and have shown him the adaptions.  This came out and I was trying to say how they didn't do a good job and he said he loved it... :mozgus:  I wanted to tell him how ignorant he is, lol, but I feel that's a bit trivial if word of mouth gets more into the REAL story.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 04, 2016, 04:35:37 PM »
Apparently by getting pissed about Colette's death. Beats me. It was almost shounen like last minute power-up. Im surprised his hair didnt change to yellow.

I was enjoying "the brand" part of the episode quite a lot, but then the tree showed up... :daiba:

That power up thing, coming from someone who's only exposure to anime has been berserk, is a little....silly to me.   :griffnotevil:

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 04, 2016, 03:15:47 PM »
From a financial standpoint only, aren't we somewhat obligated to grit our teeth and support this?  Don't shoot me down, just here me out a little.  Berserk is a niche property, and from the little I know (yes, little) about marketing, if we continue to shoot down every crappy release, won't we be more likely to get more, yet spaced out crap?

I'm honestly wondering should one of these adaptations, bad as they may be, if one were to find financial success, could this in turn grant us someone's attention who wants to invest in a bigger, better translation of the story?

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 344
« on: July 03, 2016, 06:30:04 PM »
Oh he'll go down for sure, but I don't expect that to be a serious, multi-episode fight. Guts will be mangling apostles right and left and Volkov will grab onto his arm with his mouth, just like old times. Then Guts will turn his head towards him and light the cannon. As Volkov shrieks and tries to understand what happened, he'll see the Dragon Slayer falling down on his miserable face. Oh yeah. :ubik:

If that happens even remotely close to what you said, the goosebumps I got from reading your thoughts will be painfully full. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: July 03, 2016, 05:58:47 PM »
I am not surprised that even SK tore into BvS  :ganishka:. I though consider the film to be the best US comic film after the related 2012 DKR toon film (Jay Oliva worked on both).

From one comic fan to another that baffles and frightens me so much.   :magni:  Reading Marvel and DC for over 20 years, I found BvS stunningly awful and I walked out of Xmen Apocalypse. 

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your plans for the future
« on: July 03, 2016, 03:26:15 PM »
I'm planning to have one room especially dedicated to berserk with posters, mangashelves and what not, one room entirely for gaming and another one for warhammer 40k miniatures and novels/books.

I also want to learn japanese. I've started with Hiragana and so far so good, but we shall see how it goes. I tend to drop such projects in a month or two whenever a major obstacle appears so I'll have to force myself this time.

Dropping weight from 120 kg to 90 wouldn't be bad either.

That sounds like a great series of goals.  I've always thought about getting some sort of display case for statues and rare comics. 

Big project I want I decided to put on hold till I'm bald and wrinkled.  Wanted three arcade machines for this rec room, but the total for them in great condition put my very high end klipsch 7.2 reference premier to shame. (which is next on my list, wife permitting :???: :guts:)  Eventually want to take the spare room and make it into a vintage looking arcade from my youth with glowing carpet, neon signs, the whole works.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your plans for the future
« on: July 03, 2016, 02:55:26 PM »
Resurrecting this thread for a moment.

In the process of moving and stressed.  We are buying and selling simultaneously and let me tell you for those who haven't done it, the process can suck.

Moving to a new home which is two and half times the size of our current (beyond my expectations in life) and the buyer of our home needs to find additional papers for his bank.  We were suppose to close thursday on our new home.  Eesh.  Full on Christian Bale American Psycho kind of feeling at the moment.

With two children under 3, 3 beasts, and 90% of my belongings in the garage or boxes, I really will be happy when this all gets done.

My plans once this gets done are three simple time consuming projects. 

1. Theater riser for my couch, with outlets and accent lighting.

2. Built in wall entertainment shelf for pc, cable, games, etc.

3.  Fiber optic supsended ceiling for starlight effect, with my projector in the middle and trim/crown moulding on the top to conceal any gap.

If you're interested I know one of the guys on here has made a wonderful hobby into making statues at a very reasonable price.  Walter might have to get you his username as it has escaped me at the moment.

Just something to think about if you ever get an itch for a statue.

AMD's new 480 can hang with the big boys for $200. I think it'd be feasible to make a rig around that for under $1000 without a monitor.

I guess our definition of high end is different.  High end to me is all components included.  Processor, GPU, Ram, PSU, Monitor, MB, software, etc.  I dumped 1200 bucks into mine a few years ago and don't consider it near high end.

You could easily build two high end gaming pcs for that price. So yeah.... pass.

High end for a grand?  Not high end.  Maybe without a gpu.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 02, 2016, 08:31:46 PM »
I think the most difficult thing about this new series is being a die hard fan and also knowing a few people who are ignorant to manga.  2 friends of mine found the first episode and professed how much they enjoyed it.  I found myself holding back criticism, but told them they needed to check the manga out as the anime is definitely not doing it justice.

While I thoroughly enjoyed the violins and the brand segment of the episode (minus the god damned tree!)  the rest was rather ugh, nooooooo! -vader

I hear yuh on the dlc.  I rushed that sucker in about a month and just played online co op for bit after.  Souls music never really had me totally engaged, besides the hub areas I suppose.  This latest had the most memorable overall.

How is that Doom OST?  I platinumed ds3 and was watching my wife finish uncharted 4.  Wanted to get that next, but we're moving on up and all my stuff is almost packed now.   :puck:

I've always had a fix of variety, even have every Berserk ost I know of in my ipod playlist.  Right now I'm on a Breaking Benjamin, NiN, and old school gaming kick as far as music goes.  Castlevania bloodlines has been prevalent on my morning jog.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 02, 2016, 02:18:44 PM »
Aazealh, what do you think Miuras opinion of this anime is?  Do you think he enjoys it for what it is or do you feel he probably rejects it, but keeps it to himself?

This is my first post and my opinion is that the first episode had some good and bad moments.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
« on: December 21, 2015, 11:11:52 AM »
I'm a little confused how you got all the prequel nonsense off my statement.  The emperor wasn't in a new hope and the only point I was trying to establish was Snoke will be a big deal, eventually.

My opinion, seems I struck a cord with calling one of my favorite series a little hokey, is TFU is on par with ROTS and most of ROTJ.  Does it surpass episode 4 and 5?  Lol

How did I bring the originals down a notch?  I usually avoid simply because of the neverending negative opinions of anything non berserk related.  Couldn't help myself this time. 

Added spoiler tags. -Griff

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