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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: True Detective
« Last post by IncantatioN on September 25, 2014, 04:01:18 PM »
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/farrell-vaughn-sign-true-detective-article-1.1949782

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Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn are officially on the case.

After months of rumors, HBO confirmed that the actors have been sworn in as the leads for the second season of "True Detective."

Farrell, 38, who confirmed his participation earlier this week, will play "a compromised detective whose allegiances are torn between his masters in a corrupt police department and the mobster who owns him," according to the network.

The 44-year-old Vaughn, meanwhile, stars as "a career criminal in danger of losing his empire when his move into legitimate enterprise is upended by the murder of a business partner."

The pair have a tough act to follow: Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey headlined the critically acclaimed first season of "True Detective."

But creator Nic Pizzolatto has said he envisioned "True Detective" continuing as a crime anthology with the eight-episode second season focusing on three different police officers and Vaughn's crook "navigating a web of conspiracy in the aftermath of a murder."

Casting of the two other leads one of which is expected to be a big-name actress has yet to be announced.

"Fast & Furious" director Justin Lin will be behind the camera for the first two episodes, taking over for Emmy winner Cary Fukunaga.

Don't get how Vaughn was cast, has he done anything good ... ever :???: ... and Justin Lin?
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« Last post by Griffith on September 25, 2014, 03:34:31 PM »
Griffith at this point is stuck in terms of his character development. He's basically Dr. Manhattan or Charles Xavier. Writers tend to limit these sort of characters by taking away their powers or put them in the background as much as possible. It would work if he was in the shadows like the rest of the God Hand.
Basically as a "deity", what does this petty dream of a kingdom mean anymore? He's got it all. But this is not Griffith anymore. So what practicality does this achieved dream has for him?
I don't even really care about Griffith's reaction. There's nothing left inside him for this to resonate with. This is more about Rickert realizing his old friend is truly gone, and this husk is now the leader of the new world.

I'm going to go ahead and... disagree with you there (and you guys should probably tell Miura you're basically discarding the main antagonist to his story =). I know you're getting this all from the big book of Berserk science in the God Hand incarnate chapter, but this certainty in defining the limits of Griffith's character is still rather presumptuous (and worst of all, boring as you allege, Nightcrawler). For one, from a literary standpoint Griffith is still playing the part of Griffith, so we don't need to get too existential with all the, "Griffith's not here, man" stuff. Secondly, if you wanna get all, "What a God Hand Demon King incarnated wants or is or isn't or can be" there's plenty of conflicting information on this particular one. From the get go the Hill of Swords encounter showed that it's not so cut and dry, thankfully. Griffith's not simply a automation, though he acts that way most times, even if he was just Femto in a Griff mask he wouldn't be that, but it's even more complicated. Between what's left of his ego and memories within Femto (remember, even Femto is an extension of Griffith), and Guts' and Casca's child/The Moonlight Boy, and whatever being incarnated into a physical vessel again changes besides that (if anything), he's quite complicated mess, and I don't think it's our place to oversimplify that or get dogmatic about a fluid situation (frustratingly static as it may seem). Anyway, don't take his not being the old human Griffith for him not being Griffith anymore. He's still the character Griffith, more or less (I'd say more actually), for all intents and purposes. To think otherwise is indeed sad, but I don't think it's accurate either.

The kingdom has always been merely a symbol. In achieving his goal, he also changed the world, allowing for the next stage of whatever the God Hand have planned. The so-called age of darkness.

What's interesting about that is that he had already changed the order of the world, at least by his Golden Rule thesis, but the Kingdom represented the ultimate achievable shake up, a commoner putting himself on the throne through sheer force of will. Now he's literally changing the nature of the universe, so... to elaborate on Nightcrawler's question, he's really overachieved, and whatever his original goal was, he's discovered why he even thought he was meant for such things in the first place, and that he's more than that.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Pink Floyd's new album
« Last post by IncantatioN on September 25, 2014, 03:02:18 PM »
Big news for all Pink Floyd fans, new and old. They have a new full-length album titled 'Endless River' and it's up for pre-order (here - http://www.pinkfloyd.com/theendlessriver/) set to release this November.

Short 20/30 sample - http://www.pinkfloyd.com/theendlessriver/listen

Waters isn't part of it. I hope the band tours to compliment this release.

Some interesting facts I read at Brain Damage's site -

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The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions, when David, Richard Wright and Nick Mason played freely together at Britannia Row and Astoria studios. This was the first time they had done so since the Wish You Were Here sessions in the seventies. Those sessions resulted in The Division Bell, the band's last studio album.
In 2013 David and Nick revisited the music from those sessions and decided that the tracks should be made available as part of the Pink Floyd repertoire. It would be the last time the three of them would be heard together. The band have spent the last year recording and upgrading the music, using the advantages of modern studio technology to create The Endless River.

The Endless River is a tribute to Richard, whose keyboards are at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. It is a mainly instrumental album with one song, Louder Than Words, (with new lyrics by Polly Samson), arranged across four sides of vinyl, and presumably on the CD, split into four distinct parts.

Gonna avoid listening to anything till I get my record and enjoy it with a glass of Baileys + ice.
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« Last post by ZODDOII on September 25, 2014, 02:53:35 PM »
Unbelievable~ that is unbelievable, that boy just slap god himself,ha ha... He is not boy anymore

It's shock  :SK: :zodd: :ganishka: :guts:


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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« Last post by Walter on September 25, 2014, 01:31:32 PM »
That's why for me the impact of this scene doesn't reach the importance it deserves. Griffith at this point is stuck in terms of his character development. He's basically Dr. Manhattan or Charles Xavier. Writers tend to limit these sort of characters by taking away their powers or put them in the background as much as possible. It would work if he was in the shadows like the rest of the God Hand.

Not sure I follow you. There's a kind of sadness in that Griffith is no longer human, just as there was for Dr. Manhattan.

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Basically as a "deity", what does this petty dream of a kingdom mean anymore? He's got it all. But this is not Griffith anymore. So what practicality does this achieved dream has for him? For Femto? World dominion? A part of a bigger plot of the God Hand (who never seemed to have any ulterior motives of themselves)?

The kingdom has always been merely a symbol. In achieving his goal, he also changed the world, allowing for the next stage of whatever the God Hand have planned. The so-called age of darkness.

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I agree that this is definitely a defining moment for Rickert, but not much else. I'd be extremely surprised if Griffith reacts any differently than what we all expect him to.

I don't even really care about Griffith's reaction. There's nothing left inside him for this to resonate with. This is more about Rickert realizing his old friend is truly gone, and this husk is now the leader of the new world.
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« Last post by NightCrawler on September 25, 2014, 01:18:26 PM »
He's lamenting the loss of his old leader, who got caught up in something bigger than humans. The old Griffith is truly gone.

That's why for me the impact of this scene doesn't reach the importance it deserves. Griffith at this point is stuck in terms of his character development. He's basically Dr. Manhattan or Charles Xavier. Writers tend to limit these sort of characters by taking away their powers or put them in the background as much as possible. It would work if he was in the shadows like the rest of the God Hand.
Basically as a "deity", what does this petty dream of a kingdom mean anymore? He's got it all. But this is not Griffith anymore. So what practicality does this achieved dream has for him? For Femto? World dominion? A part of a bigger plot of the God Hand (who never seemed to have any ulterior motives of themselves)?

I agree that this is definitely a defining moment for Rickert, but not much else. I'd be extremely surprised if Griffith reacts any differently than what we all expect him to.
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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk publications around the world
« Last post by Walter on September 25, 2014, 01:01:29 PM »
Nice! It's always good to see Berserk spreading to more fans over the world.

I like the logo on the first choice quite a bit. It replicates the feel of the original Japanese logo, I think. Not so much the second.
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« Last post by ryOtoha on September 25, 2014, 12:32:44 PM »
I liked that he slapped Griffith's face instead of punching him (like Guts would have done). I think it's more humiliating, and more appropriate for what Griffith did.

True and it makes more sense since Rickert had always being pictured as a well mannered person and a tender boy.
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« Last post by Truder on September 25, 2014, 12:00:53 PM »
I suppose i'm late to the party here, but my immediate reaction was also "holy shit!"

I think its like Jaze1618 said, Griffith is like a work of art that should never be touched. and i think thats why everybody has a similar reaction. this is the first time you see Griffith harmed (and in such a disrespectful manner too) ever since he became Femto. everything Griffith/Femto did was so elegant and for a moment i thought he was literally untouchable in this manner.

Griffith has been struck similarly before, but rickert's action seem so unthinkable to me compared to last time.

This episode will be an interesting one! :beast:
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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« Last post by puella on September 25, 2014, 11:30:44 AM »
So is "holy shit" a subtitle for this episode? :serpico:
I didn't expect Rickert to bend down to Griffith, but because of Erica I also didn't think he'd be that daring!
He doesn't mind risking his life but he does care about her and her well-being. Maybe he didn't care about anything at that moment?
Also, I liked that he slapped Griffith's face instead of punching him (like Guts would have done). I think it's more humiliating, and more appropriate for what Griffith did.

I hope we won't see Rickert impaled on Locus' spear in the next episode...

He tells him that the leader (of the Band of the Falcon) isn't the Falcon of Light. Depending on the other panels, "leader" could be meant in that sentence as a replacement for "you", as in "you aren't the Falcon of Light".
I personally think "you're not the Falcon of Light" sounds the best for that line. Direct, concise, cold and cool.
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