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Character Cove / My piece on Griffith
« Last post by DasBouf on April 20, 2016, 04:25:48 AM »
Hello SK.net!
I have some feelings on Griffith I'd like to get out there, so I decided to write this up. I know Griffith is one of the most widely discussed characters in Berserk, but I have some things I'd like to say, so I figure this is the best place to do it!

Griffith is one of the most complex characters in a world of incredibly complex characters. His determination for his dream defines his character, but what makes his character dynamic, is the fact that someone was able to break that determination and get truly close to him (Not 100% broken, but as he says, Guts made him forget his dream)
I unfortunately came into Berserk spoiled, so I never at any point watching the anime believed he was genuine at all, until the moment when Guts left the Band of the Hawk. (Or is it Falcon? I've seen both) When I saw how crushed Griffith was at Guts departure, I had to reevaluate the way I saw the character entirely. When I first read the manga, I had this mindset of Griffith's care for Guts as being genuine their relationship, and it's inevitable downfall felt considerably more tragic. Believe it or not though, I am certainly not a part of the "Griffith dindu nuffin!" crowd. I believe in personal responsibility, and I believe it's okay to put faith in a person, but if that person lets you down, you must take at least part of the blame for misplacing your trust. Griffith breaking down and sleeping with Charlotte because of Guts leaving, was a sad and effective scene, but it was ultimately still his fault. Griffith was a man of ambition, but ultimately he was also weak. At least in comparison to Guts. He gave up his dream and then his men and only true friend to get his dream back. He messed up and everyone else was forced to pay the price. Griffith had received a year of torture, and was in a position of complete helplessness. Due to this I will admit, if I were in his shoes I would make the same decision, if only to get my ability to move back  :ganishka:

In all seriousness, what Griffith did is completely unforgivable in my eyes. Especially the rape of Casca. That was done completely out of spite for Guts leaving. I don't hate Griffith supporters or anything, but I've yet to hear one good defense of that horrific action, and I doubt I ever will. I mean sleeping with someones girlfriend is messed up on it's own, doing so forcefully is completely indefensible. Despite the fact that I think Griffith is a horrible person, he's one of the best characters ever written in my opinion. Flawed and complex, horrible yet understandable, one of the best examples to showing how amazing the writing of this manga is.

This is my first real post on Skull Knight, so all replies are appreciated! Thanks for taking the time to read this. There's a lot to say about this character, and a lot of opinions and I'd love to hear yours.
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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« Last post by Sprinter24 on April 19, 2016, 10:16:52 PM »
I've logged about 10 hours into my first playthrough, they really nailed the level design in this one. Playing on PS4 my PSN is Sprinter24 if anyone wants to add me for some online play.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Better Call Saul
« Last post by Griffith on April 19, 2016, 06:41:57 PM »
Though I largely enjoyed the finale, this eloquently sums up what I've been trying to express about the show overall:

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/04/better-call-saul-season-2-finale/478839/

As for that finale: So, Gus, or not Gus? I say Gus, since all logic and the laws of dramatic inertia point to Gus, but given the show's dubious history on this front, as chronicled above, I wouldn't be surprised, though no less disappointed, if it somehow isn't.

Also, I'm sort of Team Chuck! He's a hateful bastard, but he's completely justified in this case considering the professional, persona, and legal injury Jimmy's scam did to him. Plus, he conned the ultimate conman... for the second time. Hell, Jimmy thinking Chuck at all loves him as a brother is the ultimate con; I think to Chuck it's just a most unfortunate legal fact.
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Character Cove / Re: What Apostle/Creature did you like the best?
« Last post by Eadwulf on April 18, 2016, 11:52:24 PM »
Appearance wise, Grunbeld is my favorite apostle, without a doubt. Both of his forms are terrifying. I can't wait until we get back to Falconia after that supposed Elf Island timeskip and we get to see what he and the Neo-BotH have been up to.

I'd say Mozgus was my least favorite in terms of appearance. I loved him as a villain, but his second form makes him look like The Thing from Fantastic 4.
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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« Last post by Delta Phi on April 18, 2016, 04:03:51 PM »
Yeah we definitely will meet up on line. what's your psn again, Just so I know what to look for. but id love to link up! how is paragon? I have seen a lot about it but don't know much.

PSN is SovietBear359.

I'm really enjoying Paragon at the moment. It's still technically in alpha, but it's solid so far and graphically looks fantastic. I've never played a MOBA before (and haven't been interested), but Paragon is a pretty different take.

I'm far into the game and I've yet to use a shield once (thanks, Bloodborne). Anyone else playing it like that?

I played SotFS leading up to DkS3 and just couldn't bring myself to use shields no matter what. I even at one point had a shield equipped but never raised it.  I like to do a bit of light RP when I play these games and my first character is always a sword and board paladin, so I've forced myself to get back into using a shield in DkS3. I think not knowing anything about the game has helped me transition back to being defensive since I'm being overly cautious as I progress.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
« Last post by Delta Phi on April 18, 2016, 03:52:32 PM »
This group will essentially be the bounty hunters from that one scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Vader hires a group to get Han Solo, give or take a bounty hunter or two.

You mean I might get to finally see my boy, Bossk, in action (honorable mention to IG-88, who was a total bitch to fight in Shadows of the Empire)??
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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« Last post by GiantSword Mufasa on April 18, 2016, 10:44:05 AM »
Loving the game so far. It definitely has the feeling of the first Dark Souls, and I'm glad for that.

I'm far into the game and I've yet to use a shield once (thanks, Bloodborne). Anyone else playing it like that?

BTW if anyone's playing this on PS4, feel free to add me (Lawliet567).

I will add you. I playing a guts build right now so no shield for me too!
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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« Last post by GiantSword Mufasa on April 18, 2016, 10:43:02 AM »
I added you awhile ago. We should meet up in game! I've been slogging along, so I'm not very far. I always play these games extra cautiously on the first run. Not to mention I'm splitting my time up between Paragon, the Doom beta, and family life. But that game has been fantastic so far!

Yeah we definitely will meet up on line. what's your psn again, Just so I know what to look for. but id love to link up! how is paragon? I have seen a lot about it but don't know much.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
« Last post by Skeleton on April 18, 2016, 01:12:18 AM »
According to Bloody Disgusting, the bad guys for this film are going to be a group of bounty hunters hired by an Imperial officer.  This group will essentially be the bounty hunters from that one scene in The Empire Strikes Back where Vader hires a group to get Han Solo, give or take a bounty hunter or two.  So essentially it'll be Boba Fett and crew.  The (to me) awesome news is that one of the bounty hunters is supposed to be Cad Bane(!), the badass western-influenced bounty hunter from the Clone War animated series.  Also, Darth Vader is supposed to appear in a "supporting" role.

I'm not sure I like this new info.  Who knows if any of it will end up being true though.
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Creation Station / Re: Theoden's 3D Sculpts
« Last post by zzhn on April 17, 2016, 03:53:40 PM »
This is the best Guts i've seen - by far!

It's obvious that the sculpt is really great,put the pose bought me the most (i see i'm not the only one :)),i really like how Guts profile looks,i think you nailed it.  :guts: 
I don't know which one you sculpt better, Guts or Zodd,but i like Guts just a little more,i think it's because of the pose as I said earlier. The armor is looking awesome too.  :ganishka:
I wish i could take a look some of the older images /renders you posted and that aren't online anymore, but I can clearly see the progress you made by time. Keep up the good work!  :slan:
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