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Manga Mausoleum / Re: Guess the Vol 38 cover game
« on: October 28, 2015, 09:35:31 PM »
I think it would be cool to have an aerial cover with Garuda(s) flying around with some of our heroes on their backs. But of course, that would probably be too revealing for a cover. I'm actually hoping for something with Silat and the Tapasa because it's been so long since Silat has graced a cover and I think he deserve's some spotlight now. I also wouldn't  mind having Locus on the cover either.

Video Games / Re: Video Game Soundtracks
« on: October 23, 2015, 06:28:03 PM »
Day of the Tentacle, Sam & Max Hit the Road,

Wow haven't thought about these in forever. I don't even remember the music, but these are great games so I should revisit them.

Anyway a lot of the most memorable music in video games definitely comes from those 90's jrpg's. Along with the ones already mentioned I'll throw in my absolute favorite which is the Suikoden games. The first two especially had very large and wonderfully memorable soundtracks that are still quite good today.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: 100+ 'Uncollected' Artworks from Miura
« on: October 19, 2015, 04:49:35 PM »
Wow this is truly awesome. Thanks for all the hard work you put into this Walter. I've been secretly hoping that someday somebody would do something like this because as you say, there's so much material that none of us have seen, or we've only seen partially in poor quality. So this is really great. I mean it man, seriously, thank you  :ubik:

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Halloween Costume 2015
« on: October 18, 2015, 07:15:13 PM »
Wow nice job man! She makes an adorable Schierke!

Damn Grail! That's fantastic! Love Void  :void:

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« on: October 04, 2015, 05:46:59 PM »
Is anyone here hoping for a berserker armor knight type boss?

I have made up a whole backstory pretty much in hopes that miyazaki has somehow read my mind and im sure everyone and anyone who plays DS and also enjoys Berserk. But seriously.. Sorry if this is dead now. I just want to hear opinions and what you'd like to see. It's all exciting.

Shit man, I keep forgetting to update this based on the Gameinformer issue, but the front page for the Dark Souls 3 article has guy in full armor that's somewhat similar to Guts in full berserk armor rampage mode.

 A shot of it in action.

Some stuff mentioning Berserk

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Guess the Vol 38 cover game
« on: September 21, 2015, 04:55:32 PM »
I think it will have to feature Falconia in some way. Maybe a nice wide shot, with Rickert and some of the apostles. Locus, Rakshas, Irvine...

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« on: September 19, 2015, 04:51:33 PM »
Could  you be more specific?

I was going to take some pics but I didn't have time this morning. I was mainly skimming through the article but when I have time I'll definitely read the whole thing and be more specific. There's an interview with Mitazaki and he mentions Berserk, ofourse. He also mentioned Legolas from The Lord of the Rings movies as a reference for something bow and arrow related. I get specifics later.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« on: September 19, 2015, 01:48:05 PM »
Sorry for the double post but my Game Informer magazine that just came in has it's main story about Dark Souls 3 and I was delighted to see Berserk mentioned several times throughout.  They also mention a Guts style of sword combat, like mentioned at the top of the thread.  It's great seeing how the Berserk influence in the souls games has become knowledge.  Can't help but think it's good publicity for my favorite manga.

Speculation Nation / Re: Will We See Skellig in 2015?
« on: September 12, 2015, 08:51:35 AM »
I'm expecting at least two more pirate battles before they reach Skellig   :troll:

The only reason he intervened was to save Rickert. He wasn't about to risk Rickert's life over a few apostles. That's why he got out of there as soon as possible. :daiba:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 339
« on: August 25, 2015, 04:47:55 PM »
From the bottom of that page, I imagine the Tapasa must be quite gruesome to look at up close in fine detail, even for Rickert. I mean, it's just super ripped tendons and muscles exposed all over the body right?

Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your most hated words
« on: August 20, 2015, 12:56:57 PM »
When people say "moist"

After hearing a 48 year old woman say that she's "as moist as a cellar down there. All mildew-y", I got to agree with you.  :isidro:  :troll:

Seriously though a word that I've been hearing for a while now and even more so in my place of work that I don't particularly care for is "mixology". I don't know how official the term is, but I hear it a lot in reference to bartenders and people serving drinks, I guess to give the job a kind of scientific professionalism. It just sounds so phony and when I hear it announced on the radio, as in, "come sign up for classes in mixology" or "after this course you'll be an expert in mixology", it annoys me. I get that there is a level of science involved in making mixed drinks but lets be real, you're a bartender. No need to call yourself a "mixologist". :schierke:

The anime is also missing one of my favorite scenes between Guts and Griffith in the entire Arc, when Guts dresses Griffith in his armor for the first time since the war. It's an incredibly touching moment that happens between all the action with Wyald.

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« on: August 18, 2015, 02:57:12 PM »
I think a Berserk game in the same vein as Dark Souls could work, with a number of liberties taken. It would have to be extremely minimalistic and as Walter said, take place in far off locations within the Berserk world. You'd most likely want to avoid most things related to Berserks story and characters, including Apostles for the most part. It would have to be so far removed from so much of the Berserk world of the manga that it would hardly be recognized to be in the same universe at all. Which of course defeats the purpose for the most part. It would be a Berserk game in name only really.

Still though, it's fun to think about. In a post Fantasia world the player could assume a nameless protagonist and battle countless fantastic creatures in an array of interesting medieval settings. There's plenty of culture and diversity with magic and monsters to still retain that Berserk connection. Maybe a few subtle references to events and characters from the manga for the fans.

But again, with such restraint it pretty much ends up being another dark fantasy action rpg with a Berserk vibe. And we already have Dark Souls  :guts:

I don't think Miura is a big sell out. I think he made some minor changes and loosened up a few things to accomodate for the times. I have no issue with children characters or with the increase in a fantasy theme. There has been children throughout, but the way thier dialogue was handled is more mature/thought-provoking in earlier works.
If I'm honest I'm bit surprised that no one agrees with me (even just a little!). In my opinion the watering down of content, poor dialogue and off pacing at parts is so damn obvious that maybe some rose-tinted glasses are being worn

I think you may be the one wearing the glasses dude, no offense. As much as I love the first 14 volumes of the manga it's absurd to claim the dialogue was more mature/thought provoking back then, and that the content is watered down and the pacing is off now. Berserk is incredibly consistent both in terms of story structure, dialog, characterization, pacing, artwork... especially for something that had been in the works for as long as it has. That's what sets Berserk apart from everything else. That's why it's been able to continue successfully for so long. However, even considering how consistent it has been for so many years, there's still no doubt that Berserk has only grown stronger in almost every single aspect.

You should really give specific examples of what you think has been simplified or watered down or where and when you think the dialog is poor and the pacing is off.  It seems completely ridiculous to me that someone would make such claims in such a broad, generalized way. I'm honestly scratching head in bewilderment at these thoughts. Please elaborate on what you think has been watered down since the Millennium Falcon Arc started because I'm at a loss. 

Sometimes there's talk about It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia among a set of friends and I've yet to watch the show, so I don't usually contribute or have anything to say. It's probably next in queue after Wet Hot American Summer.

I'm a big It's Always Sunny fan. So much so that I recently bought the book they put out, which is pretty funny as well. The show is overall very funny once you get the hang of their style of comedy, but even that is understandably not for everyone. It took me a while to get into it but once I did I was hooked, and now I've seen every episode several times. It's great to quote with friends and recite with people at a bar and whatnot. My friends and I will often go through an entire scene as our favorite character to other unsuspecting people. Hilarity ensues.

I recommend starting at season one and just watching in order. The earlier seasons are among the best but overall it's pretty solid throughout.


 so we shouldn't assume his magical bolts each carried a full gigajoule of energy..

It's not so often you get to see "gigajoule" used in a sentence   :ubik:

I haven't yet watched this, but it's something I'm looking forward too

and I just wanted to say that
I'm pretty much either smiling or laughing anytime Ken Marino is on the screen, warranted or not.
- Pretty much sums up every time I see Ken Marino in anything really. The guy just kills me for some reason. Criminally underused comedic actor.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 65
« on: July 30, 2015, 12:33:31 AM »
Really enjoyed this. Thanks guys.

Silat has always been one of my favorite characters. He's just so incredibly badass and he's been in this series for a very long time now, and whenever he pops up something exciting happens. He's been incredibly smart gathering information for so long now, to see him come to the defense of Rickert, especially challenging an apostle like Rakshas, just makes him even more of a badass. I know it's been speculated on for many, many years now but I've always loved thinking about when the time comes for Silat to finally come into contact with Guts again. With all that he's learned, and the fact that he and Guts have their own history, it's going to be so great to see these two mighty human warriors put together what they know and join forces and kick some apostle ass!

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: July 27, 2015, 02:06:50 AM »
I'm replaying Wolfenstein: The New Order a second time. It's a fun game to play when you're taking a break from Witcher 3 or Dark Souls I & II.

It was fun game, but I don't think I'll ever replay it.

I'm still pushing my way through DS2, just got to the first DLC area and I can already tell that it's a highlight of the game for sure.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 24, 2015, 02:58:16 PM »
Alright, I'm joking, I give up, but that was to be my Zodd on the rocky knoll. :sad: I will say though, I do find it strange, especially considering the reprisal Rickert is receiving in this episode, that Rakshas apparently had no such reaction to Skull Knight's attempted assassination of Femto (even Zodd wasn't in on the plan). Anyway, I'm most looking forward to learning his purpose there, either at the time or to some later end. I hope it wasn't just whimsy, because seeing him bundled up like a little backpack on Zodd's wing alone was probably worth it. :rakshas:

Hey you never know. Perhaps when our heroes arrive at Elfhelm they'll find it in ashes, utterly destroyed.  :troll: Just another day in the life of our little apostle, and he made it back in time for tea :rakshas:

How soul crushing would that be.  :carcus:

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 338
« on: July 22, 2015, 05:04:48 PM »
The panel where he appears like a shadow on the ground is interesting, but a big vague and stylistic (especially with the speech bubble obscuring it).

Clever use of the speech bubble by Miura. When I first glanced at the page i think I actually mouthed at that panel "get out of the way"!

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: July 22, 2015, 05:42:46 AM »
....I'm sorry for the confusion Oburi the 1st 2 acts of the Unfinished Tales are set in the First and Second Ages of Middle Earth. Act 3 spans the period of time after The Last Alliance and into events set during the Lord of the Rings the 4th Act is an appendix.

Ah. Got it.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: July 22, 2015, 05:06:29 AM »
Getting ready for a re-reading of Tolkien's Middle-Earth from start to finish:

* The Silmarillion
* The Children of Húrin
* Unfinished Tales (Acts I & II)
* The Hobbit
* The Lord of the Rings The Fellowship of the Ring
* The Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
* The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King
* Unfinished Tales (Acts III & IV)
* The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
* Bilbo's Last Song
* The History of Middle-Earth

I'm actually doing this now as well. About Halfway through The Silmarillion and just ordered Children of Hurin off Amazon. I have one book called Unfinished Tales but I'm a little confused.  I didn't realize it was part of a series??

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