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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Your plans for the future
« on: October 08, 2014, 03:18:45 PM »
and getting my post count per day back up to at least 1 while stealing Grail and CnC's spot on the "most time online" list in the stats page. :badbone:

I can't believe CnC still holds a spot.

I don't have too many plans but one thing I want to do is travel more. I just got back from Aruba where I had the time of my life. I haven't vacationed much in the last 7 years or so. I think I'm going to vacation at least once a year from now on, even if it seems like a touristy thing going to tropical islands, it actually wasn't that bad. I met a lot of locals and hung out with them mostly in very poor areas. But man, they know how to drink and party til the sun rises.

So yea, go out have more fun basically.  :guts:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Pink Floyd's new album
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:54:16 PM »
As a huge Pink Floyd fan, I'm excited to listen to it, even if it's mostly leftovers.

Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: October 07, 2014, 09:52:42 PM »
Playing shadow of mordor, its fun. Its not as fancy and literary as tolkien envisioned it, buts as a game, its superb.
Also, amazed by the graphics. (PC with HD pack)

That's good to know. I plan on playing it at some point.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: October 07, 2014, 07:25:46 PM »
Not a gimmick if it's shot using an IMAX 70 mm camera. To put into perspective - 70 mm rolls vertically and takes up 5 slots on a regular film strip, IMAX 70 mm rolls horizontally taking up 15 slots. So an IMAX 70 mm is 3 times bigger than a 70 mm or 9 times bigger than a regular 35 mm. No comparison. Post IMAX conversions lack in quality ... it's like imagine taking a small picture and enlarging it versus having an already big picture ... you lose resolution.

I understand all that but I'm just really old school when it comes to film. I'm not crazy about digital filmmaking either, even though it's the way of the future. The technology is interesting and I can appreciate all the work that goes into it, but at the same time you end up sacrificing something one way or another when you use specific types of cameras to shoot 3D or IMAX or whatever. Even when it's done right and it looks amazing in theaters, 5 years down the road when I'm laying in bed at 3am watching the movie on my tv, I think about all the time and money and work that went into the production of 3D or IMAX and the giant cameras they had to use to get some of those shots, which in turn made it impossible to get some other, more basic shots.

I'm all for ingenuity but at this point it's just my personal preference in the world of filmmaking that a back to basics approach is the way to go. For example, look at the original Lord of the Rings movies and how they used all those old school camera tricks and forced perspective and miniatures to get the effects they want. Now look at the new trilogy, for all it's new technology using the state of the art epic RED 3D cameras, they can't even shoot like they use to, and they miss some of the most basic aspects of moviemaking. And it shows.

Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« on: October 07, 2014, 07:03:52 PM »

I'm glad there's something I can do to help out Puella and the rest of the site. (At first I thought this was the old April Fool's joke from way back when, so I'm glad I read your post carefully, Walter.)

I thought the same thing at first  :farnese:

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: October 07, 2014, 01:47:40 PM »
Are you gonna see it in IMAX?

Now that is something that's overrated.

The whole IMAX gimmick is almost as bad as 3D. It's just another way for them to get more of you're money.

I remember when I was younger and going to the IMAX meant you got to see big, epic documentaries about nature and science and space. Now they they rent it out to whatever blockbuster is going to make the most money that month.

Site & Forum News / Re: Like SKnet? Donate to Help Us Become Even Greater
« on: October 07, 2014, 03:47:32 AM »
What's this Miura interview and where did it come from? And how come we haven't heard about it until now?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: October 06, 2014, 10:03:38 PM »
I saw it many years ago, and thought it was fine, but didn't feel it was very transcendent. The story carries the emotional equivalent to a "Sawyer" episode in Lost and it reeks of a first-time effort (which it is, for all intents and purposes). And it's comparing apples and oranges, but while watching it, I couldn't help but think of another black and white, first-time director independent film that I thought was far more memorable: Pi. And no, not the one with the fucking tiger.

But guys, I could sing the praises of Memento for far longer than is healthy for anyone to listen to. Watch that and then watch his abysmal follow-up, the terrible US adaptation of the brilliant Insomnia, and you'll probably begin to understand where my opinion of the guy went.

Yea, I loved Memento, hated Insomnia. So I'm with you on that. But even though it's been 10 years since I've since either Pi or Following, as of right now I remember enjoying Nolan's debut more than Aronofsky's. Maybe I should I revisit both, but I did prefer Nolan's style (albeit cold, distant and emotionless) to Aronofsky's ... and I've continued to feel that way since with their subsequent films. While I'm not a fan of either director (they both have hits and misses) I'm always more interested in what Nolan is cooking up.

Both are overrated in my opinion.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: October 06, 2014, 07:22:29 PM »
I plan to see Interstellar in theaters (despite the duration), but I have to say, no movie of Nolan has ever impressed me. They're well-made and provide good entertainment, but I find his stuff quite overrated. I think The Prestige might be the one I most enjoyed.

Me too. I plan to see it in theaters because like Walter said the sci-fi/ space stuff is interesting to me and it's been a while since we've had a good one. I've never been a Nolan "fan" but his movies are, like you said, entertaining, well made and at the very least interest me enough to spend the money to see it in theaters.

The Nolan movies I enjoyed the most would be Following, Memento and The Prestige. Following is the only Nolan movie that I think can be considered "not overrated". So if you haven't seen it, I'd recommend it.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: September 26, 2014, 04:22:58 AM »
Is it me or is Griffith looking more boyish and younger than before? He has a more innocent look in his face, like Golden Age Griffith.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: September 24, 2014, 11:36:32 PM »
This is the first time we've seen Griffith incarnate allow a blow against himself. That slap (for what its worth) is more than Guts or anybody has been able to get.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: September 24, 2014, 06:51:56 PM »
WOW.  :ubik: Bravo Rickert! I think we know what a Rickert emoticon would have to be if one is ever to be made. *slap*

I expected some type of emotional response in front of Griffith but I honestly didn't seriously consider Griffith being struck. The stern look on Rickert's face is actually heartbreaking, it's about all he can do for his dead comrades and I'm sure he knows it. What's more unsettling is his facial expression after...

But first I need to take a second so that the fanboy in me can give props to Rickert.

Site & Forum News / Re: Karma Unleashed: Give Props or Disapproval for Posts
« on: September 23, 2014, 09:02:22 PM »
I think its a great idea! I can't tell you how many times I've read a post and went to hit "like" before realizing this isn't facebook.  :troll:

But seriously, Karma on a Berserk forum. It just makes sense.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:08:54 PM »
The world spiral tree must connect directly into Griffiths Kingdom somewhere. Easy access for when The Moonlight Boy travels around. Possibly giving Guts a way in IF he can find a way to use it.

I'm getting way carried away here.

Speculation Nation / Re: If Doldrey had turned out differently...
« on: September 21, 2014, 07:16:11 PM »
Alright sorry about some of my misconceptions. I am still quite a Newbie when it comes to Berserk only finding out about it a couple Months ago and just starting pick up the the Manga where the anime left off.

I HIGHLY suggest you read the manga from the beginning. The anime misses a lot of vital information and it's really not worth it to skip anything. Not to mention the entire first Arc of the story in books 1-3, which is completely awesome.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk tattoo advice
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:26:46 AM »
Damn dude that looks amazing. Its coming together great!

Creation Station / Re: Berserk cellphone backgrounds 1080 x 1920
« on: September 18, 2014, 12:25:07 AM »
Thanks man!

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 51
« on: September 15, 2014, 12:45:46 AM »

I always thought that the Snake Baron seemed a lot bigger in his Volume 10 cameo than he did in the beginning.

Manga Mausoleum / Re: Favorite Arc
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:37:12 PM »
It's almost impossible to pick a favorite but I guess I'd go with Millennium Falcon Arc. Although with the way the Fantasia Arc is going I can easily see that one being a favorite. I guess My favorite arc ends up being whichever one is currently happening lol.

I tend to lean towards the newer stuff though in general, starting with Millennium Falcon. I feel like that's when the story "truly" begins. I know Miura made a similar comment at the time, and I take it more literally. That's also why I secretly hope there is one more story arc after Fantasia so that, in my mind, we get a sort of trilogy of arcs that make up the main bulk of the story. Of course this all just my own bullshit.

Speculation Nation / Re: Does Berserk follow the Fibonacci sequence?
« on: September 14, 2014, 07:28:56 PM »

In terms of story structure, he's more concerned with story arcs. Events aren't punctuated around the volumes, but instead  flow organically. This of course leads to some awkwardness. There are a number of examples, but the biggest recent one is that Falconia's dramatic entrance happens in the first episode of Volume 35, even though it would have been the absolutely perfect conclusion to Volume 34, since that episode ends the Falconia Chapter AND the Millennium falcon Arc. A new arc (Fantasia) begins directly afterward, not at the beginning of a volume, but in the second episode of one. Also, every other episode in Vol 35 focuses on Guts' side of the story.

I think it's pure luck that the Millennium Falcon Arc just happened to start at the beginning of Volume 22. Other than Volume 1, it's the only time that's really worked out.

News & Not News / Re: News & Not News Megathread
« on: September 10, 2014, 07:45:12 PM »
As I was telling Walter the other day, what I personally find amazing about this whole business is that I'm apparently the only one who remembers that the current "gamer culture" was fabricated by the same "gaming press" about 10 years ago. Before that people just played video games. Gamers are dead? Fine with me, and I've been playing video games for longer than most people involved in this argument have been alive.

Well that's not hard, especially at your age.   :troll:

But yea, it's just bullshit. Playing video games my whole life, seeing the "culture" develop into what it is today is a strange journey.  It's done more harm than good in the minds of people who are outside, looking in.

 I miss the 90's.

Alright fyuturistic, you convinced me.  I just ordered the first 3 books of this series.  I hope it's as good as you say.



Just came in. I really dig the quality. Nice hardcover, big, full color pages. God damn if any series deserves this kind of treatment it's Berserk.

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:09:25 PM »
Just started reading Urasawa's Monster. Viz recently began releasing "perfect" editions of the series with two volumes in each release, with nice thick covers and quality paper. The story isn't necessarily blowing me away yet, however I can already tell that it is a work of superb quality.

Every time Viz goes and pulls a clutch move like this, it makes me wonder what could have been if they'd secured the US publishing rights to Berserk, instead of Dark Horse...

Hmm, I always wanted to read this. With the release of these Perfect editions I might do just that =)

And yea, I think Berserk is long overdue for similar treatment. Dark Horse must raise their game.

EDIT- I was wondering if anyone has read Alan Moore's book Voice of the Fire? If so, is it any good?

Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Attack On Titan
« on: September 07, 2014, 07:00:03 PM »
I just caught a random episode of this show on Cartoon Network last night before I went to bed. Since I don't keep up with anime at all these days I was completely in the dark about this show. I must say I was impressed. I had no idea what was going on but the episode I saw kept me interested. It was a very action oriented episode and the Titans were pretty cool. I also like the animation.

Might watch more of it someday.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 337
« on: August 28, 2014, 03:30:20 AM »
You're right. Just getting way too excited about the current events.

I didn't even think you read Berserk anymore.

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