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Buying / Selling / Re: [FS] AOW collection and possibly more
« on: September 15, 2018, 02:17:33 PM »
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: September 12, 2018, 03:34:55 PM »

Creation Station / Re: Making an all-steel Raider sword this time...
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:10:30 PM »
Good work dude!

Creation Station / Re: Full scale all steel thick dragonslayer build
« on: September 11, 2018, 03:06:19 PM »
Oh boy ... that looks heavy :o! Looks amazing man, can't wait to see the final product.

The DS I helped work on and commission was made out of fiber glass and other materials, which makes it not so sharp at all (or not for cutting for sure) but it's heavy from just the size of how much material is on it. I can't imagine how heavy yours will turn out ... 20-30 pounds or more even?

Looks GREAT man! Were you tempted to give a different color-tone for Skullknight (like bone or a more weathered look)?

Also, I love your Macross work.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:52:28 PM »
Speaking of Venom, the first teaser or trailer looked like garbage. Even as a massive fan of Tom, I'd have to force myself to step into the theater or pay for it. The last trailer that got shoved in my face at the movies (I try to avoid em as much as I can but movie previews these days ... suck, sigh) looked decent and you get to see the same bad CGI but more Venom, so there's a bit of hope. I also don't know anything of the comics, so if the story doesn't deliver in that regard, I won't know/ it won't bother me as much as die hard fans. Funnily enough, his doppelganger Logan Marshall-Green's new movie sees the actor playing the same role (!!!) in the sense, they're both infused with something they have to battle with physically and mentally.

Upgrade is a SOLID sci fi action flick, so much fun man -

Maybe he originally offered Arnold the part of the sex offender; it all could have gone so differently! :ganishka:

Hahaha!!! Where do you come up with these thoughts man?! Brilliant.

I feel like Arnold coming back would surely add to my personal excitement to watch it. Nobody around me is talking about it or wants to see it. Time permitting, I just might by myself this weekend ...

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: August 24, 2018, 08:18:30 PM »
The Endless was a pretty interesting Lovecraftian indie. Not enough tension/mood, and the actors kinda sucked, but these directors deliver in plot what other movies of the same genre stumble upon.

Have you watched the director's prior movies - Resolution or Spring? The Endless ties into those movies a little bit.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: August 24, 2018, 07:31:25 PM »
New Suspiria trailer, it looks terrific -

Agreed. Pals I often watch horror with aren't keen because it's a remake.

Trailer for Hold The Dark from the director who did Blue Ruin and Green Room -

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Adventures in YouTube
« on: August 24, 2018, 05:17:02 PM »
A friend sent me this channel a couple of months ago and it's fascinating. The vlogger takes a material and makes the sharpest version of a knife with it. He's done this with pasta, chocolate, rice, cloth, etc.

Check this out -

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Volume 40 release
« on: August 24, 2018, 03:50:23 PM »
Thanks Heiji! So unique, setting itself apart from the rest of the covers in terms of the color palette. Reminds me of the look you'd find on unpainted statues/ kits.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 357
« on: August 09, 2018, 02:17:24 PM »
Excellent news, thanks Heiji.

Berserk Merchandise / Re: Prime 1 launches a Berserk line
« on: August 06, 2018, 02:44:13 PM »
Bloody version repaint - apparently exclusive for China only and in limited numbers. A lot of people who pre-ordered the original version are upset (rightfully so) and it would've made more sense for Prime 1 to present the option of both versions when they offered the pre-order.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:44:08 PM »

Mission Impossible 6 or Fallout was an improvement on movie 5. It was a good dose of fun with fast paced action and I think the supporting cast pulled through. It's what you expect from a MI movie, and it has to center around Ethan Hunt which can get tiring, like some of the usual tropes of the masks or everything that comes down to the last second. All of that considered, it's still a solid release. I'd rank the movies in this order - 1, 3, 4, 6, 5, 2.

Speaking of 3, best JJ Abrams movie he directed?

Eighth Grade was pretty good and happened to watch it by chance, not knowing anything about it because I had an afternoon to kill and it was either this movie or Equalizer II which I just couldn't ... Denzel playing himself in every movie is just not happening! Anyway, this coming of age film focuses on the last 4 days of eighth grade for the main character. She's someone who makes cheesy/ corny self help/ make up tips sort of videos on YouTube that garner 1 or 2 likes because her Dad is the only one watching it and being supportive, not popular in school, shy and all that. There are moments when I feel my age when they talk about kids hopping on SnapChat at an early age. It's not one of those feel good movies, so I appreciated it from the perspective of keeping it real.

Sorry To Bother You had a few problems but man, if a movie can get in a The Last Dragon reference it has to be awesome! This was honestly really good with all of it's social commentary and weird moments. It's full of cheese, wit, great acting, humor and it's tongue-in-cheek metaphors. It also made a lot of people uncomfortable in the theater, some walked out before the end. Check it out guys!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: Episode IX
« on: August 01, 2018, 03:28:58 PM »
December 2019 will come by real quick.

Carrie Fisher & Andy Serkis as General Leia.
Can totally see that happening.

Honestly not interested in this at all after the previous two movies (not even talking about the spin-offs, I doubt I'll ever watch Solo).
Both Rogue One and Solo, I felt were better than movies VII and VIII. I wasn't thrilled to see Solo because there was just a lot of SW at the time but in retrospect, it was fun. Nothing great but decent-to-good I guess if that can be considered to be a metric. I'm glad they've put a halt to other spin-offs - Fett/ Kenobi - because Solo did averagely at the box office.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Japanese Tankobans worth the buy?
« on: July 22, 2018, 12:26:17 AM »
Kinokuniya's a really good place for grabbing manga, more than the Barnes & Nobles at Union Square (3/ 4 floors of a building) and Midtown Comics. Kinokuniya has 3 levels, the lower level is great for stationary items, the main floor for books and upstairs is where the manga is. How long are you going to be visiting New York for? If you're around and have some time, I can come by say hi!

So you're saying it's a Netflix show then?  :ganishka:

Yeeep. It drags on and on ... I felt like I was watching it for a whole month.

Big fan of Matt Berry, so I'm rewatching Toast Of London and switching on and off from Regular Show.  I needed a bit of a break from serious and (boring) stuff.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Stuff that reminds you of BERSERK
« on: July 14, 2018, 12:56:54 PM »
New Gunship album cover

Isn't the first time they feature Berserk ... and on the new album they reference it in their new song with the brand on the guitar and a quick shot of Guts ( along with other series like Street Fighter, Mad Max, Blade, Predator.

I'm in the middle of a documentary series on Netflix called The Staircase that's a bit similar to Making A Murderer. It's fascinating to watch this trial and all the roadblocks the defense has to address when they're relying on science to prove their case, while the opposition relies on a missing murder weapon and the sexuality of the accused. Plus the environment of where the trial takes place and what the jury would ultimate fixate on in their decision. On episode 7 and towards the end of the trial. I've tried hard not to Google the outcome because the documentary doesn't move quickly. It feels long and there are moments I feel as if the story doesn't progress as much (in terms of new evidence or developments).

I discussed the show with a few friends, who recommended I watch Evil Genius next.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 26, 2018, 06:45:23 PM »
Ocean's 8 was all fluff and no thrill/ excitement. The heist seems way too easy in execution and there's not much planning around it or not much is shown anyway. There's not a lot of conflict or some of those last minute (unexpected problems that leave you hanging sort of) situations to keep the audience second guessing how they'd pull it off. It's flat, humorless with a bloated cast. The first or first two Oceans heist films were sort of engaging to some extent, this one though ... far from that.

I always question those loudly proclaiming how bored and unscared they were, suspecting they were actually the most uncomfortable with the proceedings. Anyway, agree with you on ghosts vs. monsters, monsters FTW because they're where you find them, and have a better balance of supernatural and natural elements.

You just described a co-worker of mine who refuses to watch any horror and her go-to quote is "I'm a grown up, so I don't watch scary films." or whatever the hell that's supposed to even mean! Horror to her is about jump scares but I've discussed with her about psychological horror or intelligent/ grounded stories with horror elements attached to them, with no inch of "Okay, let me try this or that" from her. Phew.

Westworld concluded season 2 this past Sunday and it was a hot mess of an episode - pacing, story. Season 1 was generally better for pacing, intrigue and keeping me interested/ invested in the show. Just when you think it should give you some closure, it opens that door for you for only a few characters but also creates more questions for the rest so they can add more and more content to it. I'd rather have a show that's 1 or 2 seasons (or anything definitive) and that's it. In terms of story arcs, I didn't care much for Maeve's or Dolores' post awakening arcs.

Almost caught up with S2 of The Handmaid's Tale which I believe ends this week.

Need to get on S3 of The Expanse soon.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies you've recently watched
« on: June 17, 2018, 05:43:58 PM »
Agree with Nighty above and that trailer for the remake got a lot of ppfftt or "why does it need a remake reaction" with the group I went with and I ended up being the only fellow who actually liked it.

I loved The Witch and Hereditary I thought was unsettling and bloody damn good. I'm not much of an anxious person but the mood, music raised my anxiety a couple of times through the film. The 2nd act of the film is where it's a bit of a slow-burn but not by much and I like slow-burn anyway, so I didn't mind it at all. Some scenes drag a little longer so characters can breathe a bit and their emotions can be wholly fleshed out. The music was brooding, suffocating and the end was ... lets say they hit the nail on everything thematically.

Some people find ghosts scary, others find monsters scary (that's me!), so having watched the film, I've been reading comments that either say it's great or it's a snooze fest. Bottom line, watch it and see/ experience it for yourselves to make that opinion. I'm up for a rewatch before it leaves theaters.

Also hit up The Incredibles 2 this week. Funny in a lot of parts and while it's a predictable plot, it's not that bad of a ride. Upgrade from the first film, diving into familiar family dynamics or egos or the pride of Mr. Incredible and his relationship with Elastigirl. I'd say decent movie, for sure. The short film before the movie - BAO - got mixed reactions where emotional scenes got laughs from people in the audience. It wasn't perfect but I liked it.

I'm pretty curious to hit up

- The Terror because of the cast and well ... the trailer sells that desolate landscape or atmosphere pretty well -
- Corporate -

Lost In Space was ... a complete waste of my time. Had I known it was garbage, I wouldn't have checked it out. You could watch the first 2 episodes, jump right to the last episode and you wouldn't miss a thing. And, it's still not going to redeem the bad story telling or character shifts that happen in the first season. Production wise - great. The writing however, sloppy as hell and while I can understand the purpose of corny stuff here n there, the show simplifies AI a lot and the way the story shifts just doesn't make sense. Maybe this was written for kids as a 'family show'. Speaking of, it was momentous every week to sit on the dining table and watch The X-Files week after week ... moments of awe, terror and cool weird sci fi that sometimes didn't make sense at all (haha!). But this's also when the internet wasn't big and I didn't have access to shows/ world events/ information as freely as kids would have today. I can't imagine anyone in their teens being excited about this new Lost In Space.

Has anyone checked out Altered Carbon yet? That's another one I was meaning to check out.

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: The New Picture Thread
« on: May 31, 2018, 02:07:45 PM »
I've been away for a little longer than I should've because of work first and then I decided to move mid April but a move without the help of movers this time. I thought I'd save money in the long run if I made a couple of trips in an Uber XL or Lyft XL (load the back with boxes and everything) but I didn't imagine it taking a long 5 weeks to get it done. I could only do it over weekends, so all my weekends of May and late April were dedicated to the move. What made it a challenge was that my apartment was on the 6th floor, with no elevator. By the time I'd go up and down with heavy boxes (just enough to fit in an SUV), I'd be dead!

Last night, I chucked my bed (mattress, box and frame) and did a final sweep. This's me with my last piece of item that didn't go into storage. It rode a cab while staying on my lap ^_^ and I must say, Skully's quite popular with the ladies. While waiting for a cab outside, he got a couple of smiles and "Ouuuu's" here n there.

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