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6511  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 09, 2012, 12:54:32 AM
I'm bias for Ed Norton and Hulk "2" did nothing for me. =/
Had some of the worst editing I've ever seen too...

I saw Avengers too, and I'm with Lard.   SPOILERS A-HOY (but given the $700 mil it closed in, I don't know who here hasn't seen it).

I liked Ruffalo's Hulk, but I thought that line, "I'm always mad!!" was so hokey-Hollywood that it hurt.  I think the actual Ruffalo, on the other hand, had like...ten minutes of screen time?  Which reminds me, I think only about 15% of that movie was actually real...  Holy shit, did anyone watch the credits and see the literal PAGES of CG credits?!?!

Anyways.  The story was absolutely atrocious, but I'll cut it slack for being a balls-to-the-wall action flick, so it pretty much served its purpose (and did it well where it mattered since the action was top-notch).  But why they chose to bring back Loki, a villain who was crap in the first place, only to be brought down in two seconds by Hulk like some pansy ass is beyond me.  I realize the Avengers could take over the world, so they wanted to move to "space threats", but I think they could have done way better.  Also, the early sub-plot for Loki to get the team all "mad" at each other was minor and horribly contrived.  The alien enemy was really stupid and felt out of thin air, the "big bad" was horribly explained but they're obviously angling to an "Avengers 2" (which I'm sure was greenlit after its weekend box office).  But I was surprised and kinda excited to see Thanos in the final moments.  I thought Hulk and Thor had some of the best action scenes all in all, but Cap't America felt kinda short-changed amongst the lot.

I'm surprised people are touting this as much as they are.  It IS great, but lacked the class I think that Nolan's Batman has brought to comic-flix (...on the other hand, it's good that Avengers takes itself less seriously than Batman).
6512  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 08, 2012, 05:33:01 PM
Does something happen in the series? I ask because KyoAni is known for making anime in where nothing happens. Like in K-On! that is all about drinking tea and eating cake.

I thought K-On and Lucky Star were two of the most useless shows.  It disappoints me that KyoAni, despite quality, loves these high school settings so fucking much, I'd love to see them exapand and do more serious work.  I am happy to say Hyouka seems to be doing that, it's not the slice of life where nothing really happens besides cute girls being cute.
I'm enjoying it, but it still can be dropped if I feel it's not going anywhere or it just feels like "effort" to watch.  I do like mysteries though, so I do want to see it through.

I also watched the first episode of Sakimichi...err...No Appolo... Um.  Kids on the Slope.  Fucking hell, high school freshmen aren't buff, animators/artists.  Eugh.  Anyways.  I was stupid interested in this show after I heard it had jazz as a primary focus.  So far it looks like Nodame Cantible but not with classical music, but jazz (but our stick-in-his-ass main character started off in classical).  I adore the animation even if the style isn't my taste (I hate that bug-eyed shoujo look).  They clearly rotoscoped an impressively done drum solo, and by the look of it, is timed really well.  I'm happy to announce there is more black people in this than in 90% of the rest of animes (err, in the form of record covers for jazz albums).  Also refreshing and strange to see an anime that takes place in the 1960s!!  I heard the series becomes a big love-trapezoid or something, and all of a sudden, the creepy shoujo style makes sense, but I'll stick with this a bit, see how she goes.
6513  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tetsuya Nomura on Versus XIII and Next Kingdom Hearts: "Keep waiting... please?" on: May 08, 2012, 05:06:06 PM
Nomura and his band of douches can't manage any game properly and can't design their way out of a paper bag.

With Zippers and Belts they can MacGuyver their way out of it.
6514  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tetsuya Nomura on Versus XIII and Next Kingdom Hearts: "Keep waiting... please?" on: May 08, 2012, 04:12:04 PM
Squaresoft itself has an entire high end engine invented, use it!

You mean Square-Enix...
I miss Squersoft and I miss Enix. Both made amazing games. The merge produced some bizarre abomination incapable of making anything that comes even remotely close to what either company was capable of. At least they do ok as a publisher.
You have it all wrong. It was Hironobu Sakaguchi leaving the company that made this a drastic change.

Not like MistWalker is dropping A-grade games.
6515  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: May 08, 2012, 04:10:19 PM
I know we're not anime-crazy here, but I'm surprised no one [I've seen] mentioned KyoAni's latest: Hyouka.
It's slow, but the animation is better than some anime movies (nothing new for Kyo-Anime).  I like it because its a mystery series -- a dying or at least niche genre these days.  So I'm curious to follow it.  The lead chick annoys the fuck out of me though, she's epitome "moe", so sure she's darling, but useless thus far otherwise.
6516  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: May 08, 2012, 12:25:42 PM
I want the newest Atelier.  I'm sure will see it if NISA is as reliable as it is.  I couldn't deal with the timed aspect.  But I do wanna keep an eye on what peeps are saying about it here.  JRPGs are hardly a seller at my location if I wanna do a late pick up.
6517  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade on: May 08, 2012, 12:23:45 PM
Had a week off from work, and I didn't even touch the game once. Shame on me :(
Clocked roughly 20 hours on it and I still haven't made it to colony 6.

I've been slacking too.  Something about the commitment of... I dunno, the 70-100 hours peeps have spent on it that's a bit intimidating.  I love it, just...hard to invest, and I hate feeling like a couch potato.
6518  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 08, 2012, 12:21:21 PM
Played more FF9.  I love how Disc 2 starts with two guards, I feel like I just came back from intermission at a play, and they're giving a sort-of recap.  Brilliant!! :D

Snagged a Limited Edition of Ys Seven for PSP for $30 at an out-of-the-way EBGames that still has a lot of stuff that's out of stock everywhere else.  Just started it, it's going to be my first real Ys play through [that I didn't just watch my bro play instead].  I love the art book that came with -- thanks XSeed!  Of particular awesomeness is the artwork from the late 80's (?) Y's games... the hair dos are fucking fantastic and "ha!"-worthy.  Oh the eighties...
6519  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 08, 2012, 02:14:28 AM
I never thought the show would get so dark and depressing.

I loved the part though where Harry walks up to the phone booth while Pete is inside
"What do you want?"
"You walked up to me."
"You opened the door!"

Strange bit of comedy in the show.



Great episode, great hearing some Beatles.

http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=8301.msg226767#msg226767




there's only a few of their tunes I can say I'd put on my iPod.


Guess which one made it, Yodes!
6520  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 08, 2012, 01:24:25 AM
The guy that played Principal Belding from Saved by the Bell guest starred in Mad Men



Like a chick, I'm gonna say, "hey, so was the Gilmore Girl".

Great episode, great hearing some Beatles.
6521  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 07, 2012, 02:44:27 PM
Speaking of not having sex...

My friends and I have been playing Risk: Legacy. It's like risk but you commit to playing 15 games (not all at once lol) w/ the same group. I won't get into details since you can look them up but I'll say it's fun as hell and is probably the best modification of Risk ever. Lots of fun. If you have a game night w/ friends check it out.

My bro and I used to play Crazy 8's with two decks at once.  Picking up 10 cards is usually a game breaker.  But hella fun. :D
6522  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 07, 2012, 11:57:06 AM
Funny enough, I got a YMCA membership too thanks to the boyfriend.  I have god awful vitality though, I'm almost spent after a full bout of cardio (20 min ish).  Perserverence!  Bettter diet!  Something...

Moar sex.

If it helps, it helps.  Hmmm. =/
6523  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: May 06, 2012, 02:41:51 AM
Funny enough, I got a YMCA membership too thanks to the boyfriend.  I have god awful vitality though, I'm almost spent after a full bout of cardio (20 min ish).  Perserverence!  Bettter diet!  Something...

I'm so pissed.  Someone traded in Metroid Prime Trilogy at work.  We sell it for $45 (better with used + discount).  But, instead of putting it aside, I -- LIKE AN IDIOT -- waited till the next day.  The CD we still have, but some fucker might have hidden the case, or worse, stole it thinking a CD was inside (we take it out and put it in locked drawers...).  The fucking thing sells, USED, for around $145.  FUCK FUCK.  The CD is next to PERFECT looking too.  Anyone have just a case on them?? x(
6524  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 05, 2012, 03:16:46 PM
Fuck Korra, she is a whore, fucking with Bo Lin like that. I hope she gets her powers blocked....fucking bitch.

Someone's bitter.  I thought it was fine.  She showed reluctance for a date in the first place.  More appalling than her treatment is the avatar-style, out of thin air, approach to romance building.  That is to say, I don't by that there should be one yet.  ...why the fuck am I analyzing a tween show???
6525  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: May 05, 2012, 02:44:03 PM
The Office really needs to be put to sleep.  I still love the the first several seasons and always will, but this one isn't even registering as a "season proper", just a sort of "side story".  Why they made Andy a Manager to begin with, when he's not really too likeable a character to begin with (remember him back in Ssn3???) is beyond me.  Other members of the office deserve more screen time... which?  All.  I'd love more Creed.  And as stupid as the character is, Kelly is great for how backwards her thinking can be ("Princess Diana's funeral was like the saddest ever.... that and my sisters" -- Gold).

30 Rock was awesome this week.  The "live" episode was cute, but took too many liberties that kinda fell flat; and the guest appearances for the sake of guest appearances felt like a cheap ploy at making a "good episode".  I loved them spoofing Real Housewives or whatever shit like that using the sort of sassy black act was great, I missed Tracey Jordan's wife.

I watched Vampire Diaries.  That fucking show is everywhere these days.  And while its good, it loves to use its characters to have just about EVERYTHING happen to them.  Alaric... hmm.  Cool teacher, moonlight vampire killer, love lost, love found, love lost again, low key, Dr Jeckyl-Hide killer?!?!?  What the fuck next...

Community.  Not as good as last weeks.  Kinda sad Star Burns might be out, and weird way to end an episode.  Curious what they're planning with that.

Legend of Korra.  Fucking fantastic show.  Really love-triangle-y this week, but the humour balanced it out really well.  Top marks, and easily getting the "best episode of shit I watched this week" award.  Something about Bolin reminds me of an old school Rumiko Takahashi character.  Over-exaggerated, but damned hilarious.
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