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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:

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.

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.

Anime Asylum / 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.

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.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Official 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.

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.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: SKNET Radio - Post random songs
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:58:35 PM »

El Cuarteto de Nos - Ya no sé qué hacer conmigo

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 28
« on: January 16, 2013, 06:14:45 PM »

Really good podcast as usual! And thank you Walter for asking Griffith what phone he got. I was starting to fear it wouldn't be mentioned.  :serpico:

One thought that came to mind when you were talking about Casca and her ability to sense her son is if there could be a scenario where she could perhaps lose that ability when she's restored.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: December 11, 2012, 07:06:30 PM »

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 25
« on: December 03, 2012, 09:01:19 PM »
Great podcast! I particularly like the discussion about Zodd.

One thought that came to mind when you were discussing Griffith's end was him thinking, even for a moment, about a quiet life with Casca looking after him, young Guts and Pippin the dog, and wondering if perhaps that would have been a better life; that at that point he would think of something he once considered so despicable in a completely different way. I know it's not going to happen, it was just a thought I had.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Walter's Son
« on: November 17, 2012, 07:15:37 PM »
Congratulations! I'm really glad everything turned out fine in the end. I also wish your wife a speedy recovery.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: October 27, 2012, 07:19:49 PM »
Anyone on board season 2? How is it so far?

I've watched three episodes of season 2 and I'm enjoying the show as much as I did during season 1. I particularly liked the ending of the third episode.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Homeland
« on: October 22, 2012, 06:31:43 PM »

I recently watched the first season and I'm watching the first episode of the second season now. I also got interested in the show because of all the awards it won and I have to say I've enjoyed watching it so far.

Claire Danes is fucking annoying

I think Danes is trying to be like Deb from Dexter with the aggressive attitude and cursing, while she doesn't come close

I agree with your opinions about the majority of the cast but I disagree when it comes to Claire Danes; I actually liked her performance (but I've always liked her, so perhaps I'm biased)

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: October 18, 2012, 06:11:40 PM »

100 Riffs (A Brief History of Rock N' Roll)

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 20
« on: September 04, 2012, 07:15:37 PM »

Great episode! :ubik: My favorite part was the rat attack incident, I was laughing throughout the whole section. It wasn't a funny incident but your discussion of it certainly was.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: LAKERS!
« on: August 12, 2012, 08:34:30 PM »
Double post!

So I watched the gold medal match between Team USA and Spain (on my phone while in a theme park, so it wasn't the best viewing experience). I think it was a good game; it was certainly closer than I expected considering how both teams did during the tournament. Spain were able to compete all the way through part of the fourth quarter, but in the end Team USA were able to pull away. There were times where I got the impression that the referees were a little too picky and making some strange (for lack of a better word) decisions (was this just me or did someone else got the same impression?)

I haven't been following the NBA that much lately and so I was surprised to hear that the Lakers had landed both Dwight Howard and Steve Nash. By the looks of it they will be pretty strong next season (unfortunately for me :troll:).

Man, that Mitch Mupchak is nothing short of a genius; first he got Gasol and now Howard. Kobe must be quite happy these days.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: LAKERS!
« on: July 21, 2012, 08:51:17 PM »
Whoops, got lost in the link copy-pasting shuffle. Fixed, and here it is again:


Thanks for the link! I started watching at 37:50 and ended up watching until the end. Like you I wish they'd just release the unedited footage of the Monte Carlo game.

I remember Stockton not being recognized on the street even by the girl with the dream team shirt.  :ganishka:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: LAKERS!
« on: July 21, 2012, 07:34:43 PM »
Great find m, I enjoyed reading this 14 page article. Just as you, I would like to see the video of this game.

I'm glad you enjoyed the article! I actually got the link from a friend.  :iva:

Skip to to the 37:50 mark, fellas. You don't get see much of the game, but it gives you an idea of the intensity they played with.

I get the impression that you meant to add a link, or perhaps I'm missing something? :???:

BTW, another of the greatest games few have seen:

See for yourself:

Jesus, looking at it again even I'm amazed how inexplicably tight this game gets in the 4th quarter, and I watched it live. Seriously, watch the video from that starting point. In hindsight everyone acts like the "Redeem Team" rolled like it was a given, but anyone that's watched some basketball will recognize they were on the edge of real disaster here. Simmons is right, had they blown this game they would have been more infamous than The Nightmare Team.

Great game! :ubik: I don't think I saw it live. Let's hope the London games bring us good basketball!

Reading the article and watching this video made me want to shoot some hoops.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 17
« on: July 17, 2012, 06:37:47 PM »

Great podcast as usual. At the end of the episode all I wanted was some chicken cordon bleu.  :beast:

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Facial hair/shaving thread
« on: July 17, 2012, 06:30:07 PM »
You may want to move away from using canned shaving foam, m. I read it dries out the skin a lot quicker and canned shaving stuff comes with chemicals that may/ may not harm the skin over a period of time.

Thanks for the tip! Like Skullgrin140 I was not aware of risks associated with canned foam.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Facial hair/shaving thread
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:10:22 AM »

Shaving is something I really don't care for, I shave at most once a week or once every other week even though I should probably shave every day. I use cheap disposable Gillette razors. I so seldom shave that a can of foam lasts for years.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: LAKERS!
« on: July 17, 2012, 11:00:35 AM »

Double post and reviving an old thread. Fantastic!

I just wanted to say that I'd really like to watch the game this article refers to:, but I'm not sure there's a basketball dedicated thread so I thought I'd put it here.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: July 15, 2012, 05:00:10 PM »

I'm very close to the end of The Great Dune Trilogy which includes Dune, Dune Messiah and Children of Dune (I'm getting some good reading suggestions on this thread  :serpico:)

Next I'll be reading The Night Visitor and Other Stories by B. Traven, which includes a story I like a lot called Macario.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Formula 1 racing
« on: July 11, 2012, 07:14:49 AM »

I used to follow F1 when I the races were shown on a TV channel I have access to; now that they have been moved to a paid channel I haven't been paying as much attention as before. I still read the results on the paper the day after the race, but it's not the same.

I think the first driver that I was a fan of was Prost and then I liked Schumacher. Nowadays I'm more of a fan of Ferrari rather than a specific driver.

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