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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Returning old member
« Last post by Franz on September 14, 2018, 04:02:02 PM »

I should have clarified As long as there's some general end in sight, or rough outline planned, I'm okay with breaks. I typically dislike it when authors, showrunners, etc just mindlessly wander and cash in on the hype. A general plotline shows that you've taken consideration in making your stories count. I have the same worries with The Walking Dead graphic novels too. I'm glad to hear that Miura's possibly got it set up for conclusion. When I wiki'd the past release schedule it looked rather grim, never mind the note about how one of his big inspirations ran 100+ volumes.

I thought I'd check out the SK podcast as I struggled w/my account info the other day, but tapped out about 3/4 through for fear of any big spoilers. Glad to see you and SK are going strong.

BTW: What did you think of how Xenosaga ended up, and did you ever jump into Xenoblade Chronicles 2?


Well, I'll put it this way: I struggled through Episode 2, never purchased Episode 3. Years later, I'm almost finally through selling my complete Xenogears (which I still love) and Xenosaga merchandise collection. What a waste of money in hindsight! Never even blinked at Xenoblade, though Intangir from Zenosaga.com I believe played through those which he generally liked. I'd be happy to drone on in a PM, haha.
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« Last post by Griffith on September 14, 2018, 03:35:31 PM »
I gotta say, Venom is fulfilling the role that's had a void for some time: a big budget film that's so bad, it's good. Nowadays, you either have a movie that goes bugnuts like that, but has no budget, or a big budget movie that's just bland. Venom is clearly meant to be a blockbuster, but is so full of cheesy, over the top acting, that it's just gonna be a fun trip. I hope to see it opening night.

I liked this take... until it was confirmed Venom will be PG-13! This pushes it closer to "plain bad" territory without some ridiculous and/or gory kills, IMO. The reasoning may be worse. Rather than just saying it's "to recoup more opening weekend money before it bombs," it's supposedly so they can potentially crossover with Spider-Man down the line, which, while I appreciate the long game, do you really think Marvel is going to want anything to do with this mess? I mean, Feige reportedly already hates the Marvel TV and Netflix stuff, do you really think he's going to want to legitimize this third party minor league shit? Ironically, Deadpool might be the most likely to be continued by Marvel because of how well done and received it's been, as it's virtually already an R rated MCU franchise, and I think they may have even expressed interest in doing something like that, an R rated superhero movie, themselves.

The more interesting part of this ambition to me is that after Avengers 4 and Spider-Man 2 they need to renegotiate Spidey's deal... will Sony use its leverage to demand the inclusion of Venom in the MCU or Holland's Spider-Man in a Venom movie? If Sony is adamant and Marvel balks, can Sony technically hire Holland and just continue the current Spidey brand themselves, meaning they'll essentially be rogue MCU offshoot sequels!? This could get DCCU messy, but I wouldn't be surprised if the original deal forbids all this shit and everything Marvel has done with the property can't be touched by Sony, but then I wouldn't be shocked if it wasn't. We could also be looking at a 4th Spidey reboot in a few years.
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Berserk Merchandise / Re: Displaying Berserk Art & Merchandise
« Last post by Amigokw on September 14, 2018, 05:45:15 AM »
my aow collection inside my new cabinet this is not my full collection i still have some need to be fixed or repainted


https://imgur.com/a/LcTxabx/
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Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Dark Horse/ Berserk Manga Sale
« Last post by Walter on September 14, 2018, 02:22:02 AM »
All volumes on sale at Comixology for $5 each: https://www.comixology.com/Berserk/comics-series/1401

Sale ends 9/17
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Shootin' the Breeze / Re: Returning old member
« Last post by Walter on September 14, 2018, 01:36:58 AM »
That avatar, I'll never forget.  :ubik:

The breaks definitely aren't for everyone, but I've long since made my peace with them. The only somewhat annoying element to me as a fan is the "not knowing" factor. I understand that breaks need to happen for Miura to create the series as the pace he prefers, but I'd prefer a more predictable schedule, even if it's comparably slim (9 releases a year / 1 volume a year). Maybe we'll get there soon enough.

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I've only seen clips of the 2016 anime and understand why it's considered shitty, but I'm still curious to see how the manga is interpreted.

If you mean how the manga is perceived, I think those of us who remain are pretty psyched about where the series is and will shortly be headed. The past 3 years have included Miura delivering some of the longest running promises. And as we pass those milestones, the future is ripe with possibilities. He's likely setting the stage for the foundation of the series conclusion. So yeah, it's a pretty exciting time to be a Berserk fan, I think.

BTW: What did you think of how Xenosaga ended up, and did you ever jump into Xenoblade Chronicles 2?
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Shootin' the Breeze / Returning old member
« Last post by Franz on September 14, 2018, 12:04:19 AM »
Hung around from 2003-2006 reading the scans from Skullknight and Band of the Hawk (RIP?), eventually started buying the Dark Horse releases to support Berserk stateside and to have physical copies. Somewhere along volume 27 I tapped out, either because Dark Horse hadn't released further, or I just grew out of it.


I always remained a fan of the series and checked in over the years to see if it was (hopefully) finished so that I could buy up and close out. I gotta say...still pretty bummed it's ongoing only because it's hard for me to stay vested for decades especially when an author has a leisurely pace. Within the past few months I saw Berserk on Netflix, took a peek, and got excited with the show opening featuring characters from the Conviction Arc. Naturally I was disappointed at the outcome. I've only seen clips of the 2016 anime and understand why it's considered shitty, but I'm still curious to see how the manga is interpreted.


So now my interest has been reignited and I return, rapidly approaching volume 39 and likely to lurk here.  :carcus:
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Buying / Selling / Re: [FS] OR [EXCHANGE] Berserk Konami TCG
« Last post by KJCSF on September 13, 2018, 09:01:01 PM »
Ok, BK4 set checked and classified. I'll begin with those ones.
I have a lot of them to trade or sell.

Btw, that's the BK1 set which I do not own, regardless some special ones. I got all 4 others extension.
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Buying / Selling / Re: [FS] OR [EXCHANGE] Berserk Konami TCG
« Last post by KJCSF on September 13, 2018, 06:29:42 PM »
And PM received.  :badbone:

Checking my collection, I sadly noticed that I may have no BK5 cards at all. Maybe not out yet when I bought all my cards (July 2005).  :judo:
(Or, maybe I just didn't noticed them yet. Too many of them.)
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Movies, TV, Books & Music / Re: Movies to dread
« Last post by Walter on September 13, 2018, 05:21:12 PM »
UPDATE: Looks like we're switching gears to some better bad press, "Hey, did you hear Arnold turned down a part in the movie!?"

But... you wrote the movie, Shane, so if you knew that why not offer him a bigger part, like as an expert at the Predator lab or something? He'd have a lot in common with the Holbrook character and could play sage to the new group hunting the Predator, as has become common in these projects (it's called a formula, like bringing in the bigger, badder Predator =). Did you really need more Sterling K. Brown punchlines or *gulp* Olivia Munn? Maybe he originally offered Arnold the part of the sex offender; it all could have gone so differently! :ganishka:

So weird! This is exactly what I said when I was trying to make a B-movie in today's market. In reality, my producer spit in my face after I relayed Arnold's asking price to be involved in my terrible movie.
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Buying / Selling / Re: [FS] OR [EXCHANGE] Berserk Konami TCG
« Last post by Walter on September 13, 2018, 05:17:59 PM »
Hey Walter,

Right now, i have no idea about it. (shame on me)
I'll take some time tonight to check which cards I can sell/exchange (800 to 900 cards... that's some work  :puck:)

Maybe I should post them step by step, maybe not.

Which cards are you interested in, master of the void ?

PM incoming  :ubik:
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