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451  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 19, 2012, 11:12:25 PM
Last, and certainly least, I checked out Ghost Stories in my search for more seasonally appropriate viewing..... This was so bad I don't even know what to say...From what I understand there was a re-release called Ghost School (or something like that) with a far better dub.... As for Ghost Stories, I have nothing at all good to say about it.... period.

Far better dub in this sense means a total re-write. The people writing the dub were aware how bland and boring the original material was, so basically they threw the safety net of good taste out the window and came up with a script designed to make as much fun out of the show as possible. The humor is hit or miss, but I personally found it hilarious.
452  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 18, 2012, 11:11:01 PM
American Horror Story: Asylum

I agree 100% with Tunnels above. The show is completely screwball crazy right from the get go. So many characters. So many questions.
It's a little odd seeing the same actors from last season, but in different roles. It's hard not to expect them to act the same. I'm not sure this was the best decision.
Adam Levine sucks at acting, but the lucky jerk gets to mack on a hot chick. His role is pretty minor, though.
James Cromwell as a (mad?) scientist! That's cool. But I agree that his exchanges with Sister Jude(Lange) were a bit "off". It's like they just started working together even though this has supposedly been going on for quite awhile.
Still, I'm intrigued as to what he's up to, as well as the roles of the myriad inhabitants of the asylum. I think they went almost a little TOO "out there" with some of them, but it's really too early to tell.
It's definitely a fun show, and I'll be there next week.

I know what you mean about expecting the characters played by the recurring actors to act the same way as their season 1 counterparts. I seriously kept expecting Lange's character to speak in Constance's southern drawl.

Judging from just the first episode, I really liked the reporter lady. I'm going to "root" for her this season, for sure.

And I felt so bad for her. To find out the person she loves signed her away to an asylum? Talk about a kick to the pants.

 I also loved Lange's character, even if I think she's a horrible person (the character, not Lange). Loved her fantasy in the scene with the monseigneur.
453  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 18, 2012, 10:38:39 PM
I got promoted, woot woot! Still part-time, but the job I'll be doing will be basically one step below what I'm going to school for, and I'll be doing a lot of the same work, so I'll have tons of relevant experience if I don't fuck it up.
454  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 17, 2012, 11:15:24 PM
So American Horror Story is back and is bat-shit insane as ever.

I'm really reminded of the series opener: a lot of shit going on, which makes it a bit hard to follow what's happening. However, I'm sure these threads will untangle themselves and show how warped and fucked up everything really is. Not really "scary" but certainly quite creepy. The tension between Lange and the scientist felt a bit ham-fisted, but that's just a minor complaint. I'm intrigued and ready to see where things go.
455  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project Eternity on: October 16, 2012, 07:01:13 PM
I've been following this project since it launched last month, and as of right now, they're almost at the 4mil mark, but just not quite, although the boost in number of donations per hour is certainly helping. At this point in the campaign, I'm sure most people are pitching in as a form of pre-ordering, and to get a piece of some of the goodies.

I'm already in love with the lore and world they're creating, and obviously channeling the Infinity Engine games is a great way to win over my heart. I lurve BG2 to this day, and this game is shaping up to be a worthy spiritual successor. I love Bioware's games as well, but despite similar gameplay mechanics, I don't see them as being spiritual successors, not that that's a bad thing.

Can't wait to see more about this game as it develops.
456  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: October 16, 2012, 06:01:14 PM
It seems all I get for horror now is Dead Space, and that is going more and more action/adventure as well.

Not to derail the thread, but have you tried Amnesia? If not and your computer can run it, I'd recommend it. Not only does it have a base game, but fans have been using the mod tools to craft their own stories.
457  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: October 15, 2012, 04:30:29 PM
brotastic mansauce

The best kind of mansauce
458  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: October 12, 2012, 02:04:58 AM
capcom sure knows how to render the female form.

On a similar note, I'm super duper impressed by the facial animations. They just feel so nuanced, more so than some other cutscene-heavy games I've played recently. I'm also glad they toned down Chris's beefiness, and Sherry is just all-around cute. I hope she shows up in future games.
459  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: XCOM: Enemy Unknown on: October 11, 2012, 03:06:32 AM
Just lost my first squad member, and I didn't restart. I shouldn't be feeling this guilty over a game, but also maybe I shouldn't have named him after one of my friends.

*removes cap* He shall be missed.

Anywho, this game is big fun. Definitely one of those games I can dump hours into and never get bored.
460  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 06, 2012, 10:09:56 PM
I had my birthday party today. Here is my cake ^_^

OMG that cake is super adorable. My friend made a marzipan cow once for a friend's b-day, but those duckies blow that cow out of the water.

Also happy (early) birthday! I remember my 21st b-day; all that howling and ritual bloodletting. Good times, good times.
461  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: October 06, 2012, 10:00:08 PM
I am the worst at retaining ammunition, health, and swear words. I've had to have my ass rescued so many times that I'm pretty sure my characters are addicted to that shot you get stabbed with.

Anyways, fun game! I've done everyone's first two chapters. Leon & Helena's is my fav so far, followed closely by Jake & Sher-bear. Chris & Piers is last and probably will be my least favorite unless they kiss.
462  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: October 01, 2012, 07:45:36 PM
It's... kind of a mix.  There are times where Cabin's a straight up horror movie, and others where it's something else.  Scream is actually a better reference point than I initially thought it was - both movies look at the tropes of horror movies, sometimes by using them, sometimes by directly referencing how tropey they are.

Edit: I like this piece of trivia from IMDB:

Immediately after an early preview screening with fan Q&A, the first question Director Drew Goddard was asked was, "Will there be a sequel?" To which he responded,
"Have you seen the ending to my movie?"

Cabin is such a unique experience. Like you said, it is a real mix of both. It is both a meta-horror movie and a straight-up horror movie, pretty much concurrently. I mean,

The central plot of the movie revolves around the classic horror movie archetypes: Whore, Fool(Partyer), Athlete (Jock), Scholar (Nerd) and the Virgin (Final Girl). So many horror movies follow this same trope and, really, the only thing that changes is the monster. The repetition of the same scenario in itself is like a ritual, and the creators were clever enough to take this meta idea of archetypes and myth and craft a story around the mythology of horror movies, while still creating a horror movie.

The humor is pretty nice too, and the whole overall tone is decently light-hearted. I wouldn't call it a parody in any way, but the movie never takes itself too seriously.
463  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: October 01, 2012, 02:16:55 PM
I'm not too worried about this game. The demo was a lot of fun co-op, and I can't wait to get more of it. The story seems like the same bat-shit insanity that you shouldn't take too seriously, and I'm okay with that, cause at least it's entertaining. I'm not expecting RE2 or anything like that, I just want a fun game to play with some friends, and so far I haven't been disappointed with what I've seen.
464  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: September 30, 2012, 10:52:27 PM
Cabin in the Woods: Fucking fantastic. What a smart, funny movie that is such an obvious nod to horror tropes. Like Scream was for slashers back in the 90's, this does for the entire horror genre for this decade. The whole last 30 minutes was so epic. I bet this was an awesome movie to see in theaters.
465  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Resident Evil 6 on: September 30, 2012, 09:54:55 PM
Okay, those 32-bit costumes are the shit.
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