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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 356 part II
« on: May 25, 2018, 10:52:01 AM »
The drawings on Zodd are pretty powerful. I could feel his savagery right after he reaches the hydra and imagine the heat of battle and blood spilling. Chillling stuff.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 24, 2018, 10:45:06 AM »
Considering that, the fact that she survived at all might be the most fantastic feat of strength displayed in the whole series.

Guts not having tendinites is also impressive  :ubik:

I think it'd be cool for her processing to be similar to post-Eclipse Guts. Having a Casca-style Black Swordsman Arc, where she's feeling murderous and suppressing her feelings. But unlike Guts, she'll have a group to help her lower those walls right from the start. And Guts himself to warn her that running around with a murder-boner isn't the best way to deal with her problems. Well, not all her problems.

I'd say it's more likely she goes other way. Two reasons you already mentioned - the group and Guts' own experiences. We have never seen Casca "going berserk". All the moments she was under heavy stress, she mostly keep it to herself. And Guts was usually the one who would trigger a reaction, a bad one. But, we never see her going on an insane charge like Guts did. Perhaps, after she learns how to deal with her pains and memories, we might see bitterness growing in her. Towards Femto and his actions, that is.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 355
« on: March 23, 2018, 12:39:02 PM »
Well, so much was already said here, but I'd like to point out that I didn't expect Casca to talk and remember things so fast. Also, she actualy took the lead by greeting Farnese and Schierke and told them about her feelings by her own will. A touch of her sympathy we already know. It's refreshing to see her back as she is.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Other good series for Berserk fans?
« on: March 13, 2018, 03:14:34 PM »
Witcher book series. It's heavier on characters and politics, though. The main plot is often seen from multiple and conflicting POVs.

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Character Cove / Re: What Apostle/Creature did you like the best?
« on: March 09, 2018, 05:07:25 PM »
Most interesting so far, and extremely dangerous. Yet, I hope the bazooka shot killed it.


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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 354
« on: February 23, 2018, 09:51:28 AM »
This left me wordless. I teared all the way through this episode. Thanks, Puella.

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Right now listening to Lute Works by John Dowland:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq126uwwOBo&t=311s

I listen to Bach daily, but I also enjoy a lot soundtracks, such as Geralt's Theme in the Witcher series:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5lohhX7RGk   (fantastic)

To all Dark Souls fans around, there's also Dark Souls Ambient videos, really great to listen to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXj7_zUh2ok&t=1422s

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 353
« on: January 25, 2018, 11:58:37 AM »
I'm surprised the Dragon Slayer was brought along with the armor, I really thought that it would be a separate escalation to the scene once they seem to be out of everything.

I was surprised by it being the dog's tail, and by the cannon. I had imagined being held in the mouth, what would echo with Gut x Count fight. And also pleasy my Dark Souls enthusiasm (Sif). However, the cannon would probably end in a questionable spot...  :???:

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: January 19, 2018, 02:29:47 PM »
Whoa, enemies are going to be facerolled like hasn't been seen since the original DSII multiplayer massacres. :ganishka:

Heh, I remember guiding people through Oolacile and the Abyss wearing my Paladin armour. I'd boldly fight off invaders (Greatswords and greatshields, because no less is good enough) cast mirales and cast light when in darkness. It was an honourable duty.

Whoa, that takes me back, "It's working as intended" (if you bring up the ME3 ending fracas I'll be in total flashback mode). Is this still a thing though? I thought it was determined that it was made contextual and tied to the effectiveness of hyper armor moves? It never bothered me much because I've basically become a lightweight roller unconcerned with poise anyway. I quite enjoyed the combat in DS3 overall, vE and vP alike.

As far as I know, they didn't change it. "Hyper armour" is a half-assed Poise substitute as I see it, and the Poise stat itself does absolutely nothing (RIP Wolf Ring). Never bought DSIII because didn't get along with this combat, playing in my friend's and watching on Youtube. I couldn't accept it for PVP, especially since I favor heavier builds. Armour itself seems negligible in DSIII. It's sad. And this leads us to a big problem.

Big Dad is impossible without armour and poise...

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: January 17, 2018, 02:16:42 PM »
I want to buy this remaster unless they drop some crazy add-on content.

No added content unfortunately, just graphics and multiplayer increased to 6 players, instead of 4.
They could use assets of other DS games, add cut-content, stuff like that. Otherwise I'm not buying it either. At least they won't ruin combat by turning off poise (DS III).

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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Dark Horse Berserk Blurb Compendium
« on: January 16, 2018, 03:13:50 PM »
Well, considering these and the last Berserk anime adaption, it seems tradition that some odd choices are made towards people handling the franchise. A tradition of people that have absolutely no idea what they're working with.  :sad:

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Speculation Nation / Re: Guts vs Griffith theory
« on: December 22, 2017, 12:13:29 PM »
Hello Phoenix, welcome to the band!

I believe the beast of darkness is some kind of manifestation of the Godhand's manipulation.We saw the beast forcing Guts to kill Casca.I believe it was the Godhand's doing because they know Guts will eventually stand a chance against them.If Guts wouldn't have been able to resist the beast,Casca would have died and Guts would have no other choice but to go after Griffith and die in the process.

I'm no authority on Berserk lore, sometimes I get confused, but I fundamentally disagree with these statements.

Firstly, there is no point in GH making him subconsciously instable rather than just kill him. They had plenty of opportunity for this. Quite a few times Guts has been in the presence of Femto / GH. For them, it'd be no effort to kill Guts. You said it yourself. Femto destroyed Ganishka without a sweat drop.

This leads me to other point, Guts standing a chance on them. Even if he was a threat, they couldn't know. Guts was supposed to die as a sacrifice. He didn't. From what we can imagine, this probably wasn't supposed to happen. He's a fish swimming against the stream. Yet, that doesn't mean he's a threat. Until now, everything is going as planned. Griffith is to be crowned king, Falconia is gathering hoards of submissive people. He didn't interfere this in any form.

However, I do agree with you about Guts' attitude. He already made quite some progress. Yet, the beast still lurks, waiting to take over.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 352
« on: December 20, 2017, 04:57:13 PM »
Leaks are out

https://m.imgur.com/a/OEklB

Mouse hand trembling and slowly going towards the link

Half of my brain: Must....not....look...

Other half: !!!!!!!!!

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Speculation Nation / Re: What kind of ENDING you hope you will NOT see?
« on: December 15, 2017, 12:25:51 PM »
After all this work, I can't believe Miura would end the story with something lame as

"And then the God Hand were gone... except they weren't..."

What I wouldn't like to see is Casca being deeply harmed, again. This is inevitable one way or another (Guts death is a posbility), but at least I want to see her strong to face it, whatever it might be.

I also wouldn't like to see Elfhelm destroyed. I believe it'll be attacked, from inside and outside. With so many magicians and Guts I count that they'll be able to stand ground.

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Character Cove / Re: Guts Turns Down Ganishka
« on: December 08, 2017, 06:00:53 PM »
Compelling point BUT Guts had no idea what he was up against at the time.  His brain said just keep swinging and you'll make it out of this.  In the Ganishka scenario he knows better and he had all of his friends (including Casca) standing right behind him and he didn't even hesitate to tell the biggest, baddest apostle to date to take a hike.

"Guts had no idea what he was up against at the time."
I'd argue that's exactly why he did it. He knew Ganishka was an apostle. Guts, the ultimate apostle slayer.

"he had all of his friends (including Casca)"
Not unlike the Eclipse, and there were even more friends.

Guts knows what he is capable of, if he stopped to think too much he would be dead long ago. It's either run or fight, all tough situations have been like this. He wouldn't stand there and debate with one of the things he most hates in life.  :chomp:

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Speculation Nation / Re: Guts's Lineage
« on: November 23, 2017, 11:31:03 AM »
I don't believe that a "normal" human being no matter how strong could swing a sword of that size that fast and not fracture a wrist... just saying :P

If we were to nitpick, we could find plenty of little details that wouldn't make sense in reality. What strikes me the most is the pletora of non-pratical helmets and the absurd lack of maille in most soldiers. And Guts cutting thru plate armour, what doesn't happen IRL. But it doens't really make a difference, does it? It's a fantasy manga, not a history documentary. We read for the plot and the beautiful art. Besides, Dragonslayer is much more fun than any realistic weapon  :casca:

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Speculation Nation / Re: Guts's Lineage
« on: November 08, 2017, 09:17:21 AM »
2. Skull Knight - They're the two most badass fighters in the series following the same path to hell. They have a strong, if somewhat stilted, mentor/mentee relationship and are largely fighting the same fight, with Skull Knight showing Guts the way and saving his ass since he left Griffith's side. Skull Knight is pretty much the only character with the clout to act like Guts' daddy and get away.

Bonus: Grunbeld - Why's he on here at all besides a superficial resemblance resulting in lazy theory? Well, because he's a cautionary example, the "do as I say, not as I do" lecturer with nothing more to offer. A lame wannabe stepdad Guts should mouth off to and rebel against, and he did! You suck, Grundad! :guts:

I believe you're right about Grunbeld. At the same time he cares for his son, he is also a very proud warrior... Since he didn't have time to educate his son on the arts of war and duelist finesse (includes midland *cough* french *cough* jargon), he beats his own son with a hammer, unsuccessful in making Guts a man like him. Very much a child protection department issue.

On the other hand, SK stands out as the sensitive uncle, unlike most uncle tropes. Years of existance between life and death have made him pretty chill and wise, ideal for a weathered mentor, as well as regretful about not having a son himself. He cares for family (must I say FLORA?  :slan:)*. However, this means the warlike dad-issues Grunbeld has a claim on Midland thanks to his ancient Emperor brother (!) Feudalism working wonders again, what happens now to be nothing less than Falconia. I would not be surprised if an apostle civil war broke out. Or Griffith's assassination (Hell, Rickert was the first move towards assassination! :rickert: Is Grunbeld actually using Rickert, just to be discarded after?).

*Very strong evidence for Guts and Schierke being cousins.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Hardcover editions of Berserk?
« on: November 01, 2017, 09:15:00 PM »
What's the binding quality like? Most of my old Panini ones would fall apart if I tried to open them even slightly a year or so after I'd purchased them, and some came with pages glued together. Offensively cheap stuff.


Deluxe is definitely better. Old ones open completely and effortlessly, the new ones are thicker and make resistance. I don't think they have more than a year, since these editions are new and I've read them quite fast, but I think they'll age well. They smell pretty good too, I don't know why. Can't say if the translation is any better, tho.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Hardcover editions of Berserk?
« on: November 01, 2017, 05:14:37 PM »
Nice. Is the size a little bit bigger then a manga though or is it about the same size?

2.0 cm longer and 0.6 cm wider. Measured with my own deluxe and old prints.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Hardcover editions of Berserk?
« on: November 01, 2017, 04:01:24 PM »
Here in Brazil, Panini has been releasing a "deluxe" edition, with better ink and paper than any other version in the market here.

The drawings are very clear :ubik: and the cover is "hardish", not truly hard, but not too soft either. I've been collecting my deluxe volumes from them. I don't know how it compares to US/EU/Jap prints, but it's pretty good arround here (also, price is comparatively lower!).

(not my pic)


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Speculation Nation / Re: So i have this theory
« on: October 26, 2017, 10:00:40 AM »
But like Aaz says, nobody is going to remember our half-baked theories by the time it comes to fruition, so we might as well go nuts: Casca uses it to separate Griffith and the child... somehow? :ganishka: :???:

That just gave me an insight! I could almost forgive you now, Griffith.  :beast:

Morda.

She has a cunning, deceitful look. We've seen that Morda doesn't give much of a f*ck to following restrictions, and if she is not aware of what the Beherit really is and how it works (what seems plausible even for young mages), it might lead to a situation where she has this choice. Maybe it'd happen for a just cause like the one you made up, but possibly with catastrophic results...

I can't see anyone of the group using the Beherit. At least not in the traditional way of ambition -> sacrifice for power -> evil monster.  It definitively would happen in a very specific situation, making a creative use out of it.

How powerful would a sorceress apostle be? What would she sacrifice? How would this affect the island?

If Femto (therefore, IoE) wants to get rid of the mages, what better way to do this than tearing them from inside? I'm pretty sure they can hold their own in a direct fight, if it ever happened.

*inserts huge cliffhanger with a background eclipse*

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Stuff that reminds you of BERSERK
« on: October 13, 2017, 09:52:40 AM »
Those who stand fast and delve into the dark.


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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: October 05, 2017, 11:36:08 AM »
I'm currently reading Dracula. No doubt why it's considered a classic - it's very well crafted. The first part is specially good and intriguing, when the birttish lawyer, wich I forgot the name, is sent to the Dracula castle and writes his daily notes.

Definitively berserk-inspired.

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Anime Asylum / Re: Very Bad Berserk Summary
« on: October 04, 2017, 10:23:00 AM »
How about we collectively develop a fanfic arround that? Sounds terrible but also possibly fun  :ganishka:

Guess it could be a way to appreciate Berserk during hiatus aswell.

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Therefore, the distance between the two in the real duel, at the moment of the swords' impact, is much greater than in Griffith's expectancy.

e story. Griffith expects Guts to behave, as usual, as a ferocious beast. Guts instead acts in a very rational manner. So, we might think that Griffith's mistake in this battle was to think of Guts as a predictable pawn, and not as a man in possession of an own intellect and will, really capable to follow his own path.

Griffith really wasn't being rational that moment, before the duel begins we can see that he imagines Guts dying by his sword, but we know that's not what he wanted. It'd work back in the days they first dueled, but not anymore at that point. That's exactly what makes him a lesser swordsman. Griffith should know better than anyone the discrepancy between him and Guts, considering their strenght and equipment. If he cannot win Guts like he once did, he should be able to find another way. That is, if he was a better swordsman, and he wasn't.

Guts did what is considered in HEMA, medieval martial arts, a very obvious and easy to avoid attack, there's not much more to do when you lift your sword directly up other than slash it forwards in a straight angle. He did it knowing he'd prevail  :guts:


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