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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #75 on: January 29, 2007, 08:28:05 PM »
I've also been thinking about the actual Kushan empire, I wonder if we'll see any of it. It could (probably will) break back into a multitude of clans without Ganishka, or maybe it'll simply turn out he ravaged the empire and it's desolated. OR the other nations (from the Holy See alliance) will mercilessly pillage it after Ganishka's demise. I like that last idea actually.

I, too, often wonder about that...

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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #76 on: January 29, 2007, 11:21:53 PM »
Maybe we'll see a Crusade-like campaign..
Come to think about it, what Ganishka is doing is like a Crusade..
I wonder..  :carcus:

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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #77 on: January 30, 2007, 12:56:57 AM »
Maybe we'll see a Crusade-like campaign..
Come to think about it, what Ganishka is doing is like a Crusade..
I wonder..  :carcus:
That's a really liberal interpretation of the Crusades, unless you simply mean "he's on a crusade," which is so broad you may as well say "i just crusaded to the bathroom, where I lost 10 lbs." He's not really following the ORDERS OF GOD by reclaiming holy land or anything. He's just taking land while it's up for grabs and challenging a reincarnated "god."

So yeah, wtf did you mean?  :puck:
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #78 on: January 30, 2007, 01:48:14 AM »
I don't think that Ganishka is going to Eat the Path in this battle: My reasoning being that we have yet to see any of his back-story. His past as a sorcerer and how he became the Apostle Emperor of Terror really need to be fleshed out and I'm betting that that will take a volume or so. Considering that comparatively minor Apostles have been given detailed back-ground information before, I seriously doubt that Miura will let him get off easy in that regard.
  I imagine that things will quickly degenerate into a slug-fest. At the last moment he'll pull something horrendous and completely unexpected out and retreat with his remaining forces while The Neo-Hawks are Preoccupied.
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #79 on: January 30, 2007, 04:46:59 AM »
Uninformed use of the term "crusade" to categorize something involving Arabic or Persian people for no discernible reason!?  And they say kids don't listen to what politicians say, anymore.

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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #80 on: January 30, 2007, 04:44:20 PM »
I was wondering...Has there ever been a cell of the Reincarnated Griffith showing anger or distress... I scanned through some of the past volume but didn't come across any thing...

As far as the episode is concerned... it seems that the only 'monster' in Ganiskha's army is himself and even he has a weak point. Unless they reveal other Apostles soon, this whole buildup of the battle between Ganishka and Griffith's army is seeming very lopsided.

In this sense it reminds me how the original band of Hawks would mow through other armies despite their numbers.
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #81 on: January 30, 2007, 06:49:06 PM »
Uninformed use of the term "crusade" to categorize something involving Arabic or Persian people for no discernible reason!?  And they say kids don't listen to what politicians say, anymore.

I hate to break it to you but a Crusade is defined as a Campaign or Holy-War against another nation justified as a fulfillment of religious dogma or prophecy. In it's historical context, the crusades that were undertaken during the middle ages in order to claim Jerusalem would have occurred pretty much regardless of who was occupying the area at that time.
  I would rather go by the exclusive defintion of the English Language in it of itself rather then what terms politicians use to imbue their actions with an inflated sense of context; but that's just me . . .
  Finally, what Ganishka is doing -as others have already pointed out- is completely different from a Crusade. Do he, or Griffith for that matter; strike you as having any concern with Religion?
It might seem interesting and clever to think of this current story-arc of Berserk as a parable of modern events; but that isn't even half of the statement that Miura is trying to make.
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The cold season drifts over the land.
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The castles were all empty, asleep
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #82 on: January 30, 2007, 09:25:42 PM »
Sir,
1. I'm just yanking your chain.
2. I'm working on an undergraduate thesis on the dissemination of Latin in Arabic lands after the Crusades, I assure you I'm aware of the definition.

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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #84 on: January 31, 2007, 01:31:03 AM »
Nice!  Makes much more sense when you put it in the context of the story. :guts:

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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #85 on: January 31, 2007, 01:56:58 AM »
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #86 on: January 31, 2007, 02:28:46 AM »
Photoshop cleverness? But it's not Phriday!
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« Reply #87 on: January 31, 2007, 02:55:21 AM »
That is probably the best thing I've seen online in months, next to the Berserk: The Motion Picture posters.  I stand by my douchebaggery, of course, however useless and uninformed it is. EDIT: Clever enough for an avatar.
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« Reply #88 on: January 31, 2007, 03:00:08 AM »
the last panel is a perfect finish for this conversation... great work  :serpico:
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« Reply #89 on: January 31, 2007, 10:25:49 AM »
I love the expression on Ganishka's face: "And they say terror is not necessary..."

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« Reply #90 on: January 31, 2007, 12:49:34 PM »
yup.  pure, liquid awesome.
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #91 on: January 31, 2007, 02:44:32 PM »
@Griff

Brilliant, lol. Cracked me up.



As far as the the plot direction, Ganishka has a lot of men; thousands upon thousands it looks like. I don't think the elephants killed represent them all either. I think if the entire Kushan force turns on the apostles and gets a bit of magical assistance they will be able to cut into Griffith's force.

Another thing I was thinking about; what is Skullknight's current status and wherabouts. He tends to follow the action, even if just to observe. I know he tends to primarily be concerned about Void and Guts, however it's not as if he has never hunted apostles, and in particular after they have killed Flora I can see some motivation for him to want to screw them over a bit.
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2007, 03:27:08 PM »
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #93 on: January 31, 2007, 06:28:46 PM »
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #94 on: January 31, 2007, 09:47:17 PM »
I started laughing when I saw the first line of dialogue, then when I saw the rest and realized that he used the entire conversation I pretty much lost it. Thank you Griffith no More; we're all winners now.

As far as the the plot direction, Ganishka has a lot of men; thousands upon thousands it looks like. I don't think the elephants killed represent them all either. I think if the entire Kushan force turns on the apostles and gets a bit of magical assistance they will be able to cut into Griffith's force.

Another thing I was thinking about; what is Skullknight's current status and wherabouts. He tends to follow the action, even if just to observe. I know he tends to primarily be concerned about Void and Guts, however it's not as if he has never hunted apostles, and in particular after they have killed Flora I can see some motivation for him to want to screw them over a bit.

That would be very interesting to see . . . Mostly because it's definitely not his style. Actually, I don't think he would risk being seen by Griffith. Just a hunch on my part . . . Edit: I know, I just remembered that Femto had plenty of time to notice him at the Eclipse . . .
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #95 on: January 31, 2007, 10:06:43 PM »
@Griff
As far as the the plot direction, Ganishka has a lot of men; thousands upon thousands it looks like. I don't think the elephants killed represent them all either. I think if the entire Kushan force turns on the apostles and gets a bit of magical assistance they will be able to cut into Griffith's force.

Another thing I was thinking about; what is Skullknight's current status and wherabouts. He tends to follow the action, even if just to observe. I know he tends to primarily be concerned about Void and Guts, however it's not as if he has never hunted apostles, and in particular after they have killed Flora I can see some motivation for him to want to screw them over a bit.
Well as the past few episodes pointed out. Irvine took out quite a few Platoon/battalion commanders and other needed officer and/or higher ups out. With this we immediately saw their vast army go into a bit of chaos. Now with the other sections of Griffith's army coming up. They are taking advantage of it and will more then likely cripple them in a matter of an hour or so.

So unless Ganishka hurries the hell up and goes balls to the wall, I think he is going to be pretty much fucked.
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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2007, 08:04:01 PM »
The internet really does have EVERYTHING.   :carcus:

Yes...yes it does.

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« Reply #97 on: February 04, 2007, 08:27:39 PM »
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« Reply #98 on: February 04, 2007, 09:08:42 PM »
Yes...yes it does.

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Saiyajinnoouji?!? You play WoW on the Wildhammer server? me too!!

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So now... ugghh, whats your NE's name... you know, so my 66 horde hunter can you know, greet you properly.  :guts:

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Re: Episode 281
« Reply #99 on: February 04, 2007, 10:13:32 PM »
Oh look at that! SK.Net, bringing people together from all over the world.... Ahhhhhh  :carcus:

So now... ugghh, whats your NE's name... you know, so my 66 horde hunter can you know, greet you properly.  :guts:

Anyways, this Friday all!  :beast:

Hunters are broken, bring your Warrior to say Hi =)

NE name is Ithilidana; we should schedule a meeting sometime, we can grunt foreign languages to eachother.

As for my Berserk comment...I think Griffith is going to become the King of Midland and the storyline is going to shift to...

Guts : KILL THE KING!!!!