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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
« on: January 26, 2017, 01:43:56 PM »

The Jedi, Yoda mostly, didn't speak wise and crypting lines just for the sake of it, George Lucas had a clear idea of the whole philosophy behind the Force (being its creator  :ganishka:).

That's not what I took away from the prequels. It seems more like Lucas doesn't really understand the very thing he helped to create in the first place.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Re: SECRET SCHNOZ 2016! Time for Presents!
« on: December 15, 2016, 03:22:22 PM »
I was about to say "that's nothing" but then I looked up the hottest hot sauce I have and it's 800,000.

Oh well. Time to die.


You should record it. Or better yet, wait and take a squirt on the next Skullcast.  :carcus:

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you watching? (television thread)
« on: December 07, 2016, 04:27:40 PM »
You guys realize I started a thread for Westworld back in July of 2014?  :ganishka: http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=14384.0
I thought it was going to be very interesting at the time (I always thought the original had a really cool concept and it would be perfect for an updated version) but it seems I was the only one  :judo:. Sadly I haven't had time to watch it yet but I will soon hopefully. 

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Official Sk.net Weightloss/gain Thread!
« on: December 02, 2016, 11:04:59 PM »
Being a thin and slender man my whole life I'm very happy to say that I'm weighing in at 170 now. Although, this is mostly due to extreme inactivity and not the healthiest diet.  I think now that I'm getting older my metabolism is slowing down and combined with a new desk job that I've had since April (as opposed to previously being on my feet a lot) the weight is easily rising. Now I just have to be careful to not over due it. Nothing worse than a skinny/fat guy.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: November 30, 2016, 06:36:38 PM »
An omnibus edition of Blame was recently released, printed on larger, higher-quality paper, collecting 2 volumes at a time. This is great news for Blame fans, because the initial Tokyopop publication has been out of print for years. In addition to the larger print, more pages, and better paper, it appears to have a new translation, with the main character now named Kyrii. Hm. Gonna have to get used to that, I guess.

It's selling for about $25 per vol on Amazon, with Vol 2 out in December.

Wow awesome! I'm glad you mentioned this because I had been patiently waiting for something like this for a very long time. I was never able to finish this series because it went out of print. Truly an awesome manga though.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Do you believe in God?
« on: October 29, 2016, 10:24:40 PM »
I think Bill Maher described it best when he said " I preach the Gospel of 'I Don't Know'. And that's okay". I guess I'd be lumped into the agnostic category.

 But then again, when I really think about it, I'm always reminded of something Stephen Colbert said. "Agnostics are just atheists without balls".

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to look forward to
« on: October 22, 2016, 09:00:39 PM »
The first trailer for LOGAN is up and it looks solid now the wait for March has begun.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Div0iP65aZo

I'm glad it's being directed by James Mangold, the same director of the previous Wolverine movie. I enjoyed the Directors Cut of that movie, even though he was walking the tightrope between pg-13 and R. But now that Deadpool has opened up the door for R rated superhero movies, I think this one will be very good.

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: October 08, 2016, 01:37:32 AM »
Hopefully the North American and European region can buy these costumes as DLC. Doubt we will have any pre-ordering bonuses.

In all the Dynasty Warrior games on the 360 or ps4 they have tons of costume packs that are available as DLC. Sometimes they are even free.

So yea I wouldn't doubt it.

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Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« on: October 01, 2016, 11:08:44 PM »


Yeah, again, it comes back to what's really worth your time, or what game you just HAVE to play, not that you want to or would potentially be interested in. I'm assuming DX is like that for you since you bought and played it from the get go? We'd probably all be better off saving our money and time just for those games instead of bothering with a backlog of "games we want to play" that are arguably the opposite.


Not to derail this thread too much but this is basically the attitude I've adopted since I shelled out the $400+ for my Uncharted PS4 Edition (Uncharted 4 inevitably ended up in my backlog  :ganishka:) because I bought the system specifically for Dark Souls 3. Now I'm on a strictly one-game-at-a-time diet. After DS3 (which I can't say I didn't get my moneys worth) it's Deus Ex, which in my opinion is that good (holds me over until the new Mass Effect, which will also be a day one purchase).  But without the time or money for a backlog, prioritizing like this works just fine.

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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Amazing manga you've read?
« on: October 01, 2016, 10:31:30 PM »
Personally I'm reading Berserk, Vinland Saga and Vagabond. I find Vinland Saga more interesting for now, especially in lastest chapters ( still chapter 131.5 was weird ), while Miura beside last episodes didn't draw something epic for something like ... 30 episodes? And last 30 episodes of Vinland Saga are epic, full of emotions and such content, cliffhangers are there as well.

I've been enjoying Vinland Saga just fine, but honestly I can't remember a Berserk episode that hasn't been "epic" in recent ... shit years now. The whole manga at this point is just one grand spectacle after another. Every episode in Falconia is epic, Guts' story reaching Elfhelm is obviously a big deal, and before that, the Sea God, hell even the flashback was epic in a sense.

Anyway I've said it a zillion times but the only other manga that has really kept my interest over the years (besides maybe Blame) that I recommend to everyone because I think it's criminally underrated is Eden: Its an Endless World. Check it out if you haven't.

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 80
« on: September 29, 2016, 01:48:45 PM »
Great podcast! Also finally got around to reading the episode. Not much to add to the thread or to what you guys have said except that I wonder if any of the imagery within Casca's dreamscape will have anything to do with very early childhood, possibly stuff we haven't seen before or possibly some things from the brief flashback episodes she had told Guts about in the cave. I wonder if the likeness of the nobleman who Griffith had saved her from, for example, could form as part of a collection of imagery that has been repressed representing all the male figures who have attempted to take advantage of her. Or perhaps as Walter mentioned for the type of imagery used to show her isolation (her being alone in the dark, or out in a battlefield) maybe in keeping with the childhood theme her isolated village in the mountains or her neglectful parents.  In any case there's no doubt it's going to be an incredible journey into her psyche.   

I've also got to thinking about the relationship between Guts and Casca as a whole too, from the very beginning. I kind of want to go back and read that part of the story again, while focusing on the more romantic aspects between the two of them and their budding relationship, the power struggle, the leader aspect Casca could potentially serve, just to get a better idea of how things could be in the future. The dynamic is going to change so much. I could see a scenario where they have to almost fall in love again. Re-discover what makes them so compatible, if at first they clash a bit. It doesn't have to be a big thing, but just something along those lines.

I certainly don't think it'll be one of those situations where they see each other across a field and start running into each others arms calling their names. 

Also just to give my impression about the awesome final page. I didn't get the "eye", especially now that we know there's going to be some type of battle field imagery in the future, it's just an eclipse, shown through black smoke and darkness. There needs to be a light source for the eclipse so the light shining through the dark smoke is necessary, but not necessarily to make the image of an eye. Just a streak of light, which actually reminds me more of the images we have seen of the Falcon of light shining through clouds or smoke in the past.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 347
« on: September 24, 2016, 11:01:00 PM »
Just released after two weeks in rehab and it looks like I missed a shit ton of updates. Man do i have a lot to catch up on. This all looks awesome though! DOn't have a lot time to read now sadly so if any of my fellow Berserk brothers feel like giving a rundown of these latest events (missed the episode too :judo:) I'll pay you back (in favors(sexual))

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Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: September 17, 2016, 12:06:51 AM »
Does that mean we'll get to see :schnoz: in all his glory?

Now that you mention it, think about all of the amazing things that happen in this arc of Berserk. The Millennium Falcon arc is my favorite arc (Fantasia could easily surpass it though) because of how expansive it is for the story. It's got a little bit of everything and it's just so massive and filled with big epic scenes, tons of new creatures and characters, new locations, massive battles, magic, apostles, etc. Its a huge undertaking to try to adapt this part going forward, under any medium, you'd want so badly for it to be awesome, now more than ever. It's so depressing that they are actually pushing forward with this.

Honestly though the thing that'll make me hate it the most is if Miura ends up taking more breaks with the manga to help with the anime. Not that I blame him, it's just the situation that's frustrating. These terrible animes are slowing down the manga  :mozgus:   

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Anime Asylum / Re: 2017 Berserk TV Series (Season 2)
« on: September 16, 2016, 09:42:22 PM »
I was waiting for official confirmation, since Twitter is...yeah.

It's for real. The end of the last episode says "2017 spring, the next arc arrives." It cuts from the same footage of Flora's mansion shown in the first episode to a panning shot of the Berserk Armor, ending on this:


I didn't even realize how much I dreaded a season 2 until now, knowing there's more to come. I was so happy it was coming to an end, where it could die and never be brought up again. But nope, there's going to be more of this nonsense. Dammit.

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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: What are you reading?
« on: September 14, 2016, 02:31:58 PM »
It'll be fun to read it all in one sitting. Reading it episodically, I felt it was too much of a slow build for a 7-part miniseries, but by the end I was satisfied. I particularly like Prome and her relationship with Delos. There's a lot with them that's reminiscent of Guts and Schierke, though Delos is more akin to a bizarro Guts.

You might also be interested in the podcasts we recorded around that time, where we reviewed each issue as they came out. It's Eps 38-44.

I'm glad you reminded me because I also just ordered that and will be reading it for the first time as well. Also, I'm sure it's been mentioned before but have you guys considered doing a podcast for the other two one offs that Miura was a part of, Japan and King of Wolves?

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I was never bothered by that scene. I remember when I first read it being surprised, but it was more about what was happening in the situation. I definitely didn't find it sexual or suggestive. Schierke is a little girl, who happens to be in an extremely awkward situation. Talk about emBARE-ASSing!  Miura just drew that scene the way he did for maximum impact.

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: September 08, 2016, 02:26:14 PM »
Also, I've got quite a stockpile of purportedly quality titles backed up, there's still Doom 2016 to continue, MGS5, GTAV, Alien Isolation, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Wolfenstein: The New Blood, Shadow of Morder, Deus Ex: HR, even old ass Assassin's Creed 2... I don't know, any recommendations or must-plays out of that group?

Here's what you do. Play Deus Ex: HR immediately because that game was awesome and then you can jump into the new Deus Ex: MD with all of us kids playing that right now  :guts: After that, you can skip Alien Isolation and Wolfenstein because even though they are solid titles (for the most part) after playing something like Deus Ex or new Doom, they'll seem really bland.  And just forget Shadow of Mordor.  Don't waste your time on that. But if must play it, play for an hour and then just imagine that for another 49 hours. Save yourself time. 

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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: How Did You Find Out About Berserk?
« on: September 03, 2016, 10:21:41 PM »
I think the first Berserk website I looked at was Yongs Berserk Page. Anyone remember that one?

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 78
« on: August 31, 2016, 04:05:57 PM »
Not on SK.net. Puella posted the correct translation on the day Young Animal came out: March 26, 2004.
In fact, I had never seen that translation abomination until someone reported it's what Dark Horse had decided to use.
I think what you remember might be that we used the untranslated title at first (I did for a long while in particular), but the difference is it was "Hanafubuku ". Untranslated, not half-translated. And we stopped using it in 2006, so 3 years before Dark Horse released volume 28.

Ah yes, that's right.

Also about Puck and his brothers Pick, Peck, Poock and Pock, it reminded of one of my favorite games of all time Suikoden 2, which  has well over 100 characters that you can recruit with a good portion of them being secret and difficult to find. Among these are the five squirrels, the first of which, Mukumuku, is obtained pretty early on. Then much much later in the game, you can find his brothers Makumaku, Mikumiku, Mekumeku and Mokumoku, if you're patient.  It's pretty silly and they all look the same except for slight variations such as different color capes, but together they can execute a unite attack that's an instant kill (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6tI2kPtACU).

http://suikoden.wikia.com/wiki/5_Squirrel_Attack 

I'm holding out hope that Puck and his family will have a chance to fight together at some point, I'm sure they have a coordinated attack of their own. :troll:

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Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 78
« on: August 31, 2016, 01:29:21 PM »
Thank you all for another great podcast! I must say I really enjoy the addition of Grail to the lineup.

About the puzzling Dark Horse translation "Hanabufuku King", I've had this theory in the back of my mind, at least the way I always imagined it happened.
 I first remember seeing the "Hanabufuku King" translation on forums in the early days, and certain members would throw that term around because they didn't know any better. Now I'm sure some members here remember many years ago we had some guy who was something of an outside resource for Dark Horse translators. I don't think he was on their payroll, but he without a doubt gave input to their official translations, despite not reading or speaking Japanese, to our dismay (we have him to thank for things like "groovy").  I've always chalked up this ridiculous translation error to either him, or somebody like him. As Griff said in the podcast, it ultimately is do to laziness or pure negligence on Dark Horse's part. But for my own piece of mind, after seeing how things were done, I can imagine a scenario were some "outside specialist" was looking for a translation for that part (probably browsing sk.net to see if anyone threw out the correct translation) and just kept seeing people throw around Hanabufuku King, and so gave his expert advice to whomever and their it is, in print in our books. 

Not that it really matters, but it is amazing how these things happen sometimes.

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Buying / Selling / Re: WTB Berserk TCG Stuff
« on: August 28, 2016, 05:17:51 PM »
I bought a lot of the TCG from Tirade years ago. I think I cleaned him out actually.  :guts:

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Video Games / Re: What Are You Playing?
« on: August 28, 2016, 01:09:05 AM »
I can't wait to get Deus Ex. Human Revolution was so much fun. I could play stealth for hours on end in that game.

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Creation Station / Re: Grail makes doodlies?!
« on: August 24, 2016, 09:31:45 PM »
Incredible, praise be to Grail

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 346
« on: August 24, 2016, 09:24:41 PM »
Amazing episode! I'm actually so happy that after years and years of buildup Miura still managed to throw us a curve ball by introducing the Queen! And in the way he did, creatively subverting our expectations of finding an old elf king sitting on his throne waiting for Guts.   I don't want to get too hung up on the new element since we don't really know anything, but I wonder just what kind of importance it will eventually be shown to have.  I was already toying with the idea that Miura would introduce something new and truly mystical, a sort of force-like mystery power that would explain everything in the magical world (Jedi Guts fantasy).  Of course I don't seriously expect that to happen, but I do think that we are going to have some major world building bombshells dropped on us in the near future that may change the way we view certain aspects of the story. New elements and the like, Miura could really go all out with this  :guts:

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Creation Station / Re: Theoden's 3D Sculpts
« on: August 09, 2016, 03:15:30 AM »
This looks great man!

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