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31  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 14, 2014, 01:55:22 PM


32  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: August 11, 2014, 02:34:54 PM
Interesting tidbit about Snowpiercer was that it was written and directed by a South Korean, Joon-ho Bong. I liked the movie, surprisingly more violent than I expected it to be.

I watched Riddick finally on DVR. As far as the trilogy goes... I would rate them in this order: Pitch Black > Riddick > Chronicles of Riddick. The action sequences were alright for Riddick. The visuals reminded me more of Pitch Black, which was cool. Sometimes I had a hard time hearing the dialog over the music and effects, but other than that it was ok. Oh and I discovered it has Bautista (also from Guardians).

Speaking of Guardians... I still need to see Guardians of the Galaxy. Hopefully this next week or so. My wife always likes to wait a few weeks before she goes to see a popular movie. She likes her space in the row; shrugs. Also on the fence on Ninja Turtles. I grew up with them in the 80s, but I'm wondering when do (you) or does anyone become too old for this stuff? Plus, I got no kids to partake in this nostalgia.
33  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: August 11, 2014, 02:05:33 PM
Interesting article (and social experiment) on Wired.com about the Facebook "Like" phenomena. A great read.

http://www.wired.com/2014/08/i-liked-everything-i-saw-on-facebook-for-two-days-heres-what-it-did-to-me/

Interesting quote from artist Andy Warhol:
"...Everybody looks alike and acts alike, and we’re getting more and more that way. I think everybody should be a machine. I think everybody should like everybody."
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 11, 2014, 12:54:36 PM
The Gregory Brothers Remixed 'Apparently' Kid
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eevUjhIlfM

Catchy tune stays in your head, haha.
35  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Football!! on: August 08, 2014, 06:33:26 PM
...but watching Hilton burn Sherman and Thomas for a huge TD was amazing.

Whenever I hear Sherman's name, I think of his epic rant against 49rs Crabtree post-game playoff victory about he's the best CB in the game. Hilarious reaction from kids who watched his video and asked questions to explain his behavior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-I_q7CjPlM. There's also a few parodies and rap remix on YouTube, but the kid's reaction was priceless. I remember watching the game live earlier this year with my friends on the couch and after watching Sherman's rant live, I turned to my friends and asked them, "did we really just watch this?" lol. Good times.

Onto this current season, I'll still be rooting for my home team, the Chargers who are good in the regular season, but always struggle in the post season. Just don't ask the kicker to put up the pressure of winning playoff games.

This will be my second year playing fantasy football. Can't wait! :)
36  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 08, 2014, 12:18:22 PM
Some good points you made there Kevadu on subs.

Like Annubis I grew up on dubs too. I still remember waking up early on the west coast to tape Record of Lodoss War, Appleseed (80's movie), Akira, Iria: Zeirum the Animation on Sci Fi (Syfy) Channel's Anime Saturdays on VHS. Probably seen a bootleg of Robotech on VHS countless times. I grew attached to some of the dub voices because to me at the time they really were genuine and cared about their roles, but I'm still open to giving subs a try when the anime is excellent.

I've had heard good things lately about Crunchyroll improving as well, so it's probably worth giving them another try if I want to check out more recent animes.

Does Crunchyroll have old school Gundam?

I've seen almost every single Gundam except Turn A Gundam and Victory Gundam and the most "recent" Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam: A New Translation (movies). I definitely want to check out Mobile Suit Gundam UC (OAV) because it's too expensive to buy in the states on Blu-Ray and was bummed when Bandai Ent. seized making dvds and blu-ray in 2012 and subsequently canceled Turn A.
37  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: August 07, 2014, 03:22:07 PM
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The sidequests kind of piss me off -- they're sort of mandatory for getting non-trivial amounts of money/if you don't want to grind, and they expire after a certain point, so it... feels obligatory to do them as soon as they come up.


Sounds like my experience with Lightning Returns. You need the sidequests, canvas prayer requests to help Lightning grow her stats. I wasn't conscious of time management earlier on in the game when exploring the maps, but towards the end, I felt like I was spamming chronostasis. I had to make sure I kept my energy points up with a little extra anxiety tapped in the mix to beef up Lightning before going into beat the game boss time if I had to teleport somewhere to complete a sidequest. I still enjoyed the game, but FFXIII-2 is still my favorite in the series.

Also, Aeolus, hilarious recap of FFX. Thanks for the lols man.

As far as my journal update, I've been playing a little Shovel Knight, Pokemon X, but I'll probably put those aside soon to play Persona 4 Golden (Vita) and SMT 4 (3DS).
38  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: August 07, 2014, 12:04:20 PM
I'm a bit out of the loop with anime, but apparently Netflix has been snatching up "newer" (depends on which way you look at it) anime left and right. My brother just told me to check out Captain Harlock Saga 2013 movie which I think is a retailing of the old school anime in a two hour block with killer CGI. As well as Knights of Sedonia which I was told is cool mecha (exclusive?) anime harken back to the old school anime; Robotech.

And finally, Sword Art Online is supposed to be cool for those who are into MMORPGs and anime (I don't play MMORPGs, but I get the lingo since my wife's really into Guild Wars 2). I'm not the type who has to stream fansubs as soon as their available for current airing seasons in Japan as I'm a bit more of a casual anime watcher these days, but with the titles mentioned above, I def. have the extra motivation to look into Netflix now.

Good times!
39  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 01, 2014, 01:18:30 PM
So much feels on Miyazaki's current thoughts of Studio Ghibli:








40  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 30, 2014, 01:25:17 PM
Later that day :O
41  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 30, 2014, 12:53:14 PM
What a Final Fantasy themed restaurant may look like:



More pics at:
http://kotaku.com/tokyos-new-final-fantasy-cafe-is-beautiful-1613179423

I could see this being a smash hit if they included recipes from this blogger:
http://ffrecipes.wordpress.com/
42  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: July 28, 2014, 04:33:26 PM
A Feast for Crows def. had some interesting side-plots. I'm a little over a third way through A Dance With Dragons, which I've been told is supposed to run parallel to A Feast for Crows in terms of the general timeline of the A Song of Fire and Ice series, so I won't spoil anything for ya Starmongoose.

I think (personally) what I'm starting to expect from the books is to enjoy the ride and not expect every small plotline/minor house/supporting character's goals and ambitions to be completely fleshed out by the time the book series wraps up, but to just enjoy the ride per say.

There's been so much hoopla on the internet about the HBO show surpassing Book 5 in the next season lately, but I'm happy to say that Mr. Martin said at San Diego Comic Con last weekend that he would not be directing an episode of the show for the first time this upcoming 5th season and choosing instead to sit out and finish Book 6, "The Winds of Winter." See http://www.vulture.com/2014/07/george-rr-martin-winds-of-winter-over-show.html (may contain spoilers so beware)

So there's a good chance we might see The Winds of Winter out next year instead of waiting a few more years for it (keeping fingers crossed). Until then there's the Westeros encylopedia coming out sometime this fall which is supposed to be packed with a ton of history from past wars, lineage, events, etc.
43  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 28, 2014, 12:02:46 PM
$500 (51,300 yen) plush Godzilla from German toy maker, Steiff to commemorate Godzilla's 60th birthday. My god, that must be one of the most expensive plush toys ever to be released.
http://kotaku.com/heres-a-godzilla-plush-toy-priced-at-500-1611941831

44  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Marvel: Ant-Man to retain core Edgar Wright 'DNA' on: July 24, 2014, 10:39:11 AM
Here's the poster that arrived at the start of San Diego's Comic Con today.

45  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: July 22, 2014, 11:16:37 AM
Woo hoo beat Lightning Returns last night. I have mixed feelings about putting the FFXIII trilogy behind me now. All in all, I enjoyed the series despite some frustrations I experienced along the ride. I was thinking about doing a new game+ to get some of the quests I missed through my first playthrough, but I feel like moving on to something new. Anyone here played the new One Piece Unlimited World 3DS game? I've never watched the anime, but the gameplay style looks fun and it reminded me of Ni No Kuni which I loved.

Oh, and congrats Monsoon on your new 3DS. It looks like you have a ton of new titles to play already. You can hit me up on the StreetPass for the summoning a friend benefit if you get in a bind later. Have fun!
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