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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« on: May 26, 2017, 11:56:32 AM »
Has anyone brought up the condition of this last sprite or any of them?   I believe this last one will be very weak or even try to get away from the crew.  Especially where we're headed. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 25, 2017, 11:54:47 AM »
Someone hasn't seen the sequel!

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 350
« on: May 25, 2017, 12:59:07 AM »
Truly amazing.  I can't add much that hasn't been said already, but one thing making me curious is the pace.  We could be at that last piece next episode,  :femto: or perhaps the next few episodes.  Hard to tell.  Our Casca is almost back. 

Bruh...Count me in.  Strangely, this Castlevania animation looks a little better than a certain series most recent adaption.  :troll: 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 24, 2017, 06:27:58 PM »
lol so you walked out 5 minutes before the end?

I don't remember, but man was that a terrible premise alone.  I can't imagine anyone would have trouble doing better.   I enjoy the alien movies, not saying they're all great or even good, but those are pretty embarrassing.   

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 24, 2017, 05:06:44 PM »
I walked out of AvP at the "I'm in love with a predator" part of the story.  As if I needed any other reason and there were many.  That movie was so bad that it far surpasses any logical defense.  It needed Chris Hansen to intervene. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 23, 2017, 05:07:01 PM »
I was hoping from the fairly fresh take from the critics that this one would be a surprise.  Judging from the unanimous perspectives on here, I'll wait or just avoid like the vs.   

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Twin Peaks Returns
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:07:27 PM »
I love Lynch but never got around to watching Twin Peaks.   One of the few shows I want to stream and plan to do so soon.  Heard no spoilers.   I'll stay clear of this topic until I'm done.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:36:32 PM »
Lmao, true true.  I just didn't have my inner critic back then.  That Feldman sound alike is truly cringe worthy.

Bloodborne, Nioh, uncharted 4 also great.  Let's not forget lords of the fallen.  :ganishka:  Zelda is one I want to dive into.  Even if Ninetendo doesn't offer a few exclusives any time soon I could just get a switch for my daughter.... :slan:

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: May 19, 2017, 12:23:30 PM »
Horizon zero dawn completely surprised me.  I'm only six hours in and can be confident in saying this might be the best open world game I've come across.  Keep in mind robots aren't really my bag.  For the few exclusives Sony has this one is going to the top.  Also replaying Code Veronica on dreamcast.  Not aging gracefully and my oh my has dialogue evolved.  :isidro:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 09, 2017, 04:57:50 PM »
What's weird is a few people I work with thought it was too emotional and touchy-feely.  Eh, that wasn't my issue or even issues with this one.  I feel like I'm in the minority for the masses too.  Groot must be too cute or some bullshit.  I'm pretty much completely on the same page you are incantation. This is one of those movies I couldn't even allow my fandom to overcome the shortcomings. 

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: May 08, 2017, 05:10:38 PM »
Apart from the :???: spoilers, I've got nothing against the story, I agree with a lot of your points, it's the execution that I didn't like.

I'm gonna assume you played this sometime in the last few years.  I played it the year it came out and thought it was quite amazing, minus the save system.  I wouldn't dive into Berserk until years later.  Assuming you did play it now vs then, that's not a very fair statement considering we're talking the Sega Dreamcast and when many played it early 2000.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: May 08, 2017, 04:49:39 PM »
Did you even read All Star Superman?

We literally just got one. Don't expect to see it until later this year.

I own All Star Superman.  In fact that's one of the only graphic novels I really didn't enjoy.  Idk, just really don't see the fuss behind it.  Red Son, Earth One, even Death Of over that any day.  Supes really isn't my cup of tea, so there is that.  I'd love to upload a pic of all my graphic novels, but I truly suck at getting that done on here vs the easy way on social media.

Ah c'mon, that was a "teaser."   :ganishka:   Thought there was another convention soon. 

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: May 08, 2017, 12:56:51 PM »
Personally, Watchmen is more of the zenith of deconstructionism in comics in general, not so much super hero comics. I'd say that the zenith of super hero comics in a classical sense is All Star Superman.

I can not get behind or understand the raving amazement for All Star Superman.  Of all the critically acclaimed stories, that one has me scratching my head.  I'd take watchmen over that any day of the week.  Even TDKR is better written, though the art is atrocious.   I'd put Kindom Come as the king as far as D.C. Is concerned.

There any news on the next trailer for TLJ?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: May 06, 2017, 11:22:40 AM »
Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 was ok.  I'm a big fan of this movie tv series Marvel has built the last 10 years, but this one especially is feeling like those late episodes with more filler than even I want before the finale. 

There's a good movie in there, but Gunn writing this solo, too much feels like he tried too hard. Did you like Groot, Rockets quips, the one liners?   Cause this has them doubled up in a way that felt too reminiscent to AOU.  I would say GOTG2 is slightly better than that.  Kurt Russels Ego was great.  The emotions were more feely than the first, but even then over half of the movie gave me that "get on with it" numbing bore.

One thing to note is this takes place soon after the first, and on top of that there is a four year break in the timeline between this movie and the final (I hope) Avengers part1/2.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Smug Wendy's
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:45:46 PM »
Wendy's came in with the smug and savage comments. 

I was referring more to how everyone started making fanart.

Hmmmm.   Not what I gathered.  :farnese:

Video Games / Re: Games to look forward to!
« on: May 03, 2017, 08:18:46 PM » The souls just keep on coming. Digging the different vibe from this trailer.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: May 03, 2017, 04:19:25 PM »
I didn't have time to watch the trailer again after work, but wouldn't it would be awesome if Roland had a horn hanging on his belt in this version? :slan: :slan:

Anyways, I'm not going to say that I'm going to miss whatever it is they cut out of most of the series, but book 1 was pretty enjoyable and I would be a little bummed if they "mainstreamed" it into a movie for young teens, which is the impression I got from the trailer. That said, I haven't seen any additional info about the movie's content, so I could be completely off.

But yeah, pumped for Idris Elba. The man's a powerhouse. Looking forward to what he brings to the role. Though, was it just me or did I picture his pistols being bigger in the books?

The first picture of the film released had the horn intact and said "previously."   

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: May 03, 2017, 02:09:22 PM »
Beat me to it.  I agree with all you have said and want to add that I can also do without Potter references. From what I read so far the movie will be a continuation of the books.  If successful a few movies of the same story told in a similar fashion that wraps up in a (hopefully) satisfying conclusion.  Perhaps cutting out all of the fat into a leaner and more focused tale.

Site & Forum News / Re: Server caching issues
« on: May 02, 2017, 01:59:26 PM »
Yeesh.  Sounds like you guys had a combination of customer service nightmares.  Thanks for the hard work getting things back together.   :azan:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 349
« on: April 26, 2017, 12:50:26 PM »
Thanks for putting this outline up, Aazealh.  Guts speaking about his journey and actually voicing how he feels now vs. then was a big moment for me in this episode.  Finally resonating what we've watched come together with his character.  Both humbling and powerful. 

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 25, 2017, 12:46:14 PM »
 :ganishka:  I truly love your rebuttals and I'm only saying this in response to the constant doom in gloom.  Many are obsessing to the point that this very well may turn into (at least the adaptation side) a "Lost" kind of letdown when all is said and done.  What we view Berserk as may not be as serious as the one putting it on paper, hence the lack of hesitation to hand over a character I find fantastic to someone who would be more likely to helm another gangnam style music video.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 25, 2017, 11:19:47 AM »
We do have a right to be disappointed, but what will this do exactly to recycle the concern?  We have no voice or say in what he does.  Referring to someone by their first name rub you wrong?  Cultural differences, respect, what is it?  No different than a last name to me, especially with my first name. Reading my previous posts regarding this, if Fukami is in charge more so than Miura, the quality will not be there.  At least it's not attached to the manga.  It's very possible the idea was pitched and our beloved author didn't have any plans to tell the story and just let it go. 

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 25, 2017, 02:00:24 AM »
Wow, that is quite a list! Boscone...? I mean, don't get me wrong -- big Boscone fan here. But I can tell you his story. He was a very accomplished warrior who rose in rank to become the general of the Tudor forces. Were you waiting for more, all these years? 

In all seriousness, your list is a tad on the chubbier end, don't you think? I've already addressed most of these, but I like to think that Miura respects his readers enough to piece out some of the bits themselves. So, I'm sorry to be the one to break it to you, but I'm not sure there's much left to reveal about some of these, including Silat and Flora, who is admittedly missing a tiny chunk of her life, but it's likely to be revealed as a tie-in with Skull Knight's past. "Everyone on Elfhelm of significance" is an off-the-deep-end request that no one but you is expecting. And "other apostles" like... who exactly? Volkov? I'm good.

All of these? Probably never will happen, no.  And fair warning, I picked up the domain

I agree, explaining all of those in several "episodes and or chapters" as you prescribe is rather  unrealistic. However, that's an exaggeration of the precedent for flashbacks in Berserk. You're complaining about something that doesn't even exist.

I don't care whatsoever should these back stories come to fruition.  Simply stating there is plenty open for us to conclude.  However, would a few short stories OVERSEEN by Miura be amazing?  A ton of characters listed be something I would want?  Absolutely.  If it's the man in charge of the current anime and truly canon, maybe I'd just guess my own back story.  If I'm the only one that exaggerates the opposite extreme, we'll see the middle, eh?  :)  On top of that, I think one episode would suffice the entire God hand. Chapter would be reaching, yes. We would eat it up though.   

You devil you.  Picking up that domain.  We both know that one is over and done with.  Let me know when it's finished.  :beast:  I have little doubt I'll indulge and be swept off my feet.

Ok, I just clicked that first link and admit I chuckled.  :ganishka:

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk: The Flame Dragon Knight novel
« on: April 25, 2017, 01:42:46 AM »
Nearly all of the band of the hawk, Rakshas and what, all of the new falcons?  Flora, The God Hand, possibly a robust and thorough explanation of the IOE should he go that direction, other apostles, Silat, Boscone, everyone on elfhelm of significance.  Plenty more.  It's not as if that will never happen in the manga.  Acting as if it will or even could is unrealistic and obsessive to a degree which will leave many bummed out.  It shouldn't, it simply won't happen should the story really be where it is. So in what regard is that not ludicrous?   It's only a big deal to the community because of who is part of the novel, or in a nightmare scenario, who will ruin the character for publicity if Miura thinks it's not as big of a deal as we do?  Look at the track record of non manga material and assure me this isn't the direction we're headed.

Walter, I don't really have anything to argue with in regards to your response.  You run the site.  Anything else would be surprising.  Idk what info wars is.  The simple point is what we westerners surmise as a whole has no bearing in any way with how this turns out.  If I'm the only one to say why all the OH NOOO, that's fine.

BTW, I will always argue with you since no one wants to.  I do however appreciate the thorough dedication you and a few others attribute across the board. The time and fortitude alone command respect and the constant 0 bullshit is on another level.

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