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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« Last post by IncantatioN on December 05, 2018, 04:24:20 PM »
I'll be headed home this evening for 3 weeks and my book companions will be Perfume and One Hundred Years of Solitude.
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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Is Berserk "perfect" ? What do you not like about it?
« Last post by Walter on December 05, 2018, 02:32:46 AM »
Feels weird to try looking for flaws in Berserk, but one that's bothered me (and like everyone else's it's a minor quibble, and one that will surely dissipate by the end) is the lack of Griffith/Godhand POV. After Falconia gets founded, it kinda feels like things just cool down. The Godhand are now physically present, but we haven't really seen what they're up to.

As you already alluded to, I think shedding light on those characters is a very delicate part of the story. Because once Miura plays those cards, there's not much more he can do to up the anté. They are the big bad guys, for all intents and purposes. So obviously he's been very deliberately obscuring our insight into their plans and their motivations. And it is a little frustrating that we're still pretty much where we've been since Volume 21 on our understanding of the God Hand and Griffith/Femto. For me, the biggest development that happened on that front since then was Griffith's reaction to Rickert's slap. And even that isn't concrete.

Anyway, I get the reasoning behind it, but yeah... In retrospect I probably did count on a few more twists and turns along the way, a few more appearances from those guys, but I'm not the master storyteller here, hehe. As we progress, it seems like if we'll be getting those, it'll be along the arc of a conclusion.

Happy to be proven wrong, I miss those guys!  :ubik: :void: :slan: :femto:
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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Is Berserk "perfect" ? What do you not like about it?
« Last post by NCHaskew on December 05, 2018, 01:43:13 AM »
Feels weird to try looking for flaws in Berserk, but one that's bothered me (and like everyone else's it's a minor quibble, and one that will surely dissipate by the end) is the lack of Griffith/Godhand POV. After Falconia gets founded, it kinda feels like things just cool down. The Godhand are now physically present, but we haven't really seen what they're up to.

More recent episodes are already proving me wrong, with the Apostle wrecking brigade doing what they do best against the Giants and Hydra, and Griffith securing quick-travel, but we still don't really know what the end game of our villains is. Specifics-wise at least. Then again, unlike other manga/anime, it's not like we're just going to finish these baddies and move on to a new group. The Godhand have been set up as the final villains from the start, and to reveal their plans, even this late in the game, would give away too much too soon. It's just good storytelling, but dammit, I'm impatient sometimes  :puck:

Sorry for rambling there, but it was hard to properly express my not-complaint.
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Glad to see this thread is spawning awesome debates :D Keep them coming, I love reading your comments.

And to think that this thread has more than a year. Damn, I'm in this forum since last year, that's crazy.
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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Is Berserk "perfect" ? What do you not like about it?
« Last post by YummyPixels on December 04, 2018, 06:14:16 PM »
The issue with Azan and Puck is straightforward: they've been relegated to comic relief. This is somewhat understandable with Puck, because he is as old as the series. Miura probably feels like it's okay for Puck to step out of the spotlight and have other characters take the role he once had as Guts' conscience. But it's been a loooooooooooong time since we got a really genuine moment with Puck (the last memorable one was a panel in Vol 27, fearing what the armor would do to Guts). Schierke has basically supplanted the role Puck once had with Guts, and I absolutely love their relationship. So all I'm asking for is more scenes that give Puck more to do as a character than serve as a foil for Isidro's antics.

You nailed it on the head for me. I miss Puck moments A LOT, but I adore Schierke and Guts moments. Just wish to see more of Puck and Guts again, and not in the comedic sense.
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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2018! Time for Presents!
« Last post by Gobolatula on December 04, 2018, 03:57:46 PM »
You're welcome! :) I hope you like it! VNV Nation is among my highest favorites.
I listened to the CD yesterday and it was inspiring! I plan on having it on repeat for the next week on my way to and from work. My favorite track is probably "Gratitude." Thank you very much!!

Also, I sent out Grail's and my gifts yesterday.  :guts:
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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2018! Time for Presents!
« Last post by XionHorsey on December 04, 2018, 01:27:22 PM »
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Their discography's semi extensive - any favorites, Xion?


When is the Future is the most recent song of his. A bit different from the earlier stuff. That album is Noire. My favorite songs on that one is Collide, Guiding, Armor, When is the Future, Only Satellites, and Requiem for Wires. Honestly, I like most of the songs on Noire.

Beyond that? Solitude(first VNV song I ever heard), Solitary, Standing, Airships, Beloved, Arena, Entropy, Epicenter, Prelude, Secluded Spaces, Holding on, and really, it's a pretty long list as I like 90% of it.


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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2018! Time for Presents!
« Last post by IncantatioN on December 03, 2018, 11:55:47 PM »
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand, shipped mine out this evening. Hope it arrives safely~

Never having heard VNV Nation, I just put on the first video that showed up on YouTube called When Is The Future. Catchy track, the music reminds me euro stuff of the 80's/ 90's. Their discography's semi extensive - any favorites, Xion?
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Berserk Merchandise / Re: My (Growing) Berserk Collection
« Last post by YummyPixels on December 03, 2018, 09:38:48 PM »
Update from the maker of the helmet. I think it's looking pretty good! I requested a few touchups. But overall.. I'm quite pleased. Other good news.. the Dragonslayer shipped out and will be here Thursday! I cannot WAIT.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Finally onboard
« Last post by YummyPixels on December 03, 2018, 09:35:59 PM »
Welcome! :iva: Also new here! I've lost count how many times I've re-read through the manga. Sometimes I just pick certain ones to read based off my mood. But I swear, it gets better each time!

And I also have had the same issue with the avatar thing. Can't get it to take anything I try to add, lol.
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