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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: November 17, 2013, 10:09:24 AM »
Whether Brody is or isn't actually a sleeper-cell terrorist isn't very interesting suspense within the trappings of a TV series that spans three seasons now ("Hey, I bet he doesn't actually blow himself up in the first season finale")..

That's certainly a problem for new viewers, but for people following the show as it aired it probably wasn't as much so. It certainly wasn't for me (particularly since I don't follow news mentioning show renewals, returning characters, etc.)

So I'll  keep waiting for that next great show to emerge, because this isn't it. It's merely okay, with a solid lead.

Good call. Based on your comments on the show I think you would be better off if you don't go any further because it doesn't get better. I'd say season two is on par with season one but season three is, in my opinion, a lot weaker than the first two. As I mentioned earlier on this thread, I myself am considering whether I should continue watching or not, but I'd say will probably watch season three in its entirety and decide when it ends.

Anyway, I watched episode 7 and it was OK I liked that they finally mentioned something related to Brody's innocence; I thought this season would be focused on clearing his name and boy was I wrong.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:24:06 PM »
The Raid 2 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObJKvZRlSSY

The Raid was fantastic, I hope the sequel holds up. I'm definitely looking forward to watching it.

Disney's Frozen by the same guys who did Tangled - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLzfXQSPBOg

I watched a trailer once and it failed to catch my attention. Since then my interest on this movie really sank, though I think I will still see it at some point.







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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: November 13, 2013, 07:15:51 PM »
What did you think of episode 6, m?

I thought the episode was better than some of the previous ones. Man, the way Javadi killed his ex-wife was vicious. I was wondering why he stopped by that house when he initially got to the States; that most certainly cleared it. Yeah, Saul breaking(?) his nose was cool, too bad it was too little, too late. Brody's return? Who's this Brody you talk about? :troll: But seriously, I'd really like to see what's going on with him, though I guess he's most likely exactly where we last saw him, getting addicted to heroin.

I still haven't watched episode 7, I hope I'll get to it soon. How was it?

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: November 08, 2013, 11:20:31 AM »

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Vagabond / Re: Inoue News Archive
« on: November 07, 2013, 06:59:40 PM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68llV8AMQeI&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Recently uploaded video of Inoue. According to the video's info it says (Google translated) - "Message Inoue Takehiko, author of Slam Dunk, Real and Vagabond, thanking the award received in the nineteenth Barcelona Manga Manga as best author, and apologizing for not being able to attend."

I'll prolly pause every frame and translate it in Google either tonight or tomorrow, for a transcript since I don't understand Spanish text.

I watched the video and decided to try to translate it for you, though I'm not much of a translator. I hope I can do at least a little better than Google.

Hola soy Inoue Takehiko (Hello, I'm Inoue Takehiko). Greetings to all the people that will attend "Salón del Manga", Barcelona. I'm Takehiko Inoue.

Thank you very much for reading my manga, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It's been almost 400 years since the cultural exchange between Japan and Spain started. Last year I published a book called "Pepita", in which I share my views on Gaudí through drawings and words. Next year, Tokyo will host the Gaudí Expo, which is currently being organized by people from Japan and Spain. I will also be involved in the expo.

I just received an email regarding "Salón del Manga" of Barcelona, where I was notified that thanks to the votes from the readers I was awarded the award called "Gran Premio" (Grand Prize). Thank you very much, I'm truly honored; particularly because I was selected by the readers, which is something that makes me really happy as a mangaka. Thank you. I won't be able to attend "Salón del Manga" this year, but I hope that in the near future I will be able to meet with all of you. I can't wait for that day to come.

Thank you very much.

Hasta luego! (Until next time)


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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: November 01, 2013, 11:30:11 AM »

Young drummer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0HT-7xttds

I enjoyed watching the whole video but the last 30 seconds are just brilliant.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: October 28, 2013, 06:37:24 PM »

I saw Gravity this weekend and I really enjoyed it. I'm actually a bit surprised no one has mentioned it around here (except for one mention in the Movies to look forward to thread).

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: October 25, 2013, 06:01:35 PM »
Episode 4 was frustrating.

I'm with you. I guess it's not really a spoiler, but just in case: did they really need four episodes to get where they are now?

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: It Came From The Internet
« on: October 21, 2013, 04:43:08 PM »

As it turns out we're all winners: "What each country leads the world in".

http://thedoghousediaries.com/5414

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: October 20, 2013, 04:01:14 PM »
I can't say I like how the show is going so far this season; to be honest I thought the latest episode was quite boring. I hope things take a turn for the better soon or I'll probably stop watching.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: What'd you do over the weekend?
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:27:58 PM »
Any tennis fans on SK?

I like both playing and watching tennis. I've been following the US Open as much as possible (the time difference complicates things on weekdays). The most recent matches I watched were Wawrinka vs Djokovic, Nadal vs Gasquet and Williams vs Na. I was rooting for Wawrinka on his semifinal but he just couldn't close it. Tomorrow's final will be a good match and I think Nadal will win.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: September 08, 2013, 06:15:47 PM »

I'm reading The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño. I came across this book on my last trip to the library and since I liked 2666 quite a lot I decided to borrow it. I'm about 120 pages (about 1/6 of the book) in and somehow it feels as though the story is just getting started.


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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: The New Picture Thread
« on: April 07, 2013, 04:42:30 PM »
So, today I went to get my Ipod fixed, and there was an art festival going on by the business. I found a treasure inside the store, this was the first arcade I ever played, and it was free to play, no quarters needed, only being a customer gave me access :guts:

Sweet!  :serpico: I played that game quite a bit back in the day and I've been wanting to play it again. I'm a bit jealous.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 18, 2013, 06:11:14 PM »
There's a help menu in the game in which you can get details on pretty much everything you'll need to know. Don't hesitate to check it out if you feel the need. The melee system follows a very classical "rock, paper, scissors" configuration, only they renamed "Leader, Slash, and Shoot". There's a little subtlety to it, for example "Shoot" prevents the enemy from fleeing, but it's overall very straightforward.

Note that having a good Security Chief is very important during tougher melee battles.

I completely missed this, I'll definitely be checking it out. Thanks for the tip!  :serpico:

Well, it's a 75+ hour long game, so the first 6 hours aren't decisive of anything other than setting the stage. That being said, I also wasn't in love with the game at this point. In fact I think I had put it down for a few days around that time, but Aaz urged me to continue, and I'm extremely grateful that he was persistent. It's these weak early moments that I think sunk this game for a lot of the reviewers, and that's a real shame...

Infinite Space is a true diamond in the rough. You may have to work at it to see what's so great about it at first. But give it time, and I think you'll see that it has heart despite its limitations. It builds to several story crescendos that are unlike anything in recent RPGs. The ultimate takeaway from the game is something special that I've experienced in only a handful of games.

Yeah, I know I'm barely starting, I guess I was just starting to think I missed something. It's good to hear that the best is yet to come and that the work put in will pay off.

going in guns ablazing and keeping a "dodge" on, will serve you through most battles

Exactly my current tactic!  :guts:

But yes, there are some variables that have yet to come into play, namely fighters and the number of ships you're facing and employing.
Like Aaz said, the HELP robot is very useful. You can find him at any large space station in the game. But there's also the game's manual: http://dl.sega.com.s3.amazonaws.com/guide/infinite-space/infinite-space-zero-g-manual-us.pdf (some minor character spoilers in the characters section).

But basically: Leader>Shoot>Slash.

Thanks! I was thinking I was going to need a manual of sorts; mine is in German so no help there (I don't think I even opened it)

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 17, 2013, 06:36:05 PM »

My copy of Infinite Space arrived yesterday and I've played it for around 6 hours. The game has been OK so far but it hasn't wowed me yet (which I was kind of expecting to happen from the get-go). I know I'm just starting so I'm still hoping things will get better as I get further into the game.

The one thing I can't say I like in the game is fighting, I've found battles to be tedious so far; a single tactic has worked well in all cases, so not much variation regardless of the enemy. Is this something that changes later in the game?

Also, I didn't pay much attention to the explanation given for melee battles, so I don't understand how they work. I'm sure I will have to fight such battles at some point, so I hope I'll be able to figure it out by then.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: March 17, 2013, 06:03:51 PM »

I'm now reading World Without End by Ken Follet (the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth). I'm about one third in and I can't say I'm enjoying it as much as I did the first one. I hope it gets better at some point.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: March 10, 2013, 11:51:08 AM »
Finally got a copy of Infinite Space. Just waiting for it arrive so I can delve into it.

This game gets so much praise around here that it was impossible for me to resist, so I ordered one as well; and at 15€ including shipping I think it was a bargain.

Perhaps it won't be too long before I bug Walter with questions about it.  :guts:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 19, 2013, 08:57:31 PM »
I didn't even know he'd written a sequel.

My copy of the book actually included the first chapter of the sequel at the end. I guess the editors were trying to get readers to also get it (it worked with me).

And I unfortunately can't really relate to your spoilers because it feels like it's been 20 years since I read it and those details have become fuzzy.

No worries. I was just nitpicking anyway.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: February 19, 2013, 06:36:44 PM »
It's a bit longish at times but pretty good overall.

So I finished reading the book during the weekend. I can definitely see what you mean, but those parts didn't bother me at all. Two things that did bother me a bit were that Martha kind of disappeared towards the end and no real conclusion is given to her character, and the conclusion given to Waleran Bigod's character. Overall I really enjoyed reading the book, so much so that I'll be reading the sequel as soon as I get the chance. I might watch the TV series as well.

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Berserk Anime / Re: Berserk Saga Project News
« on: February 07, 2013, 07:26:25 PM »
I haven't seen any of the movies yet. I wonder how many people here fit that statistic.

I haven't seen any of the movies either. I'll probably see them at some point but I'm not in a hurry.

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Character Cove / Re: POLL: Vote for Your 2 Favorite Characters
« on: January 25, 2013, 06:47:46 PM »
Ya know, saying Guts is your favorite character is like saying Michael Jordan is your favorite basketball player, it's not so much a personal "favorite" as the obvious consensus. People should consider that when making their choices. We all know Guts is the best character, so let's spread the love around to some quirkier candidates, true personal favorites... even the villain, for example. Crazy, I know! :griffnotevil:

You convinced me! My vote is for Kobe.  :troll:

I voted for Guts and Serpico. Guts is pretty much a given and I have a lot of respect for Serpico, particularly as a fighter. But like other people have said, there's so many interesting characters that picking just two is really hard.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Official Sk.net Weightloss/gain Thread!
« on: January 21, 2013, 06:59:05 PM »
Thank you guys!

I finished in 4 hours and 31 as I saw the finish line, will get the official finish time later. My knew was hurting most of the race, it had been bothering me last two weeks and I just went with it. It hurts a bit still, don't know for sure how bad is it until I cool down completely.


Well done! :ubik: Completing a marathon is no small feat, and doing it while in pain makes it even more impressive.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 17, 2013, 07:09:39 PM »

I just started The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet and I get the feeling that I'm going to enjoy it very much.

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