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31  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 06, 2014, 04:57:26 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/06/naruto-manga-end-november-10th/

Fucking finally!

Assuming it keeps the date, it'll beat Bleach in knowing when to give it up.

Agreed! I'm so glad that both series are ending in the foreseeable future (though Bleach will probably drag out the final story arc for another year with inane battles as per usual). Naruto, in my opinion at least, was able to live up to its potential in the last six months. It was pretty blah for a really long time though.

Bleach on the other hand, sigh...

Other than middle schoolers getting confused boners from Orihime's massive boobage, I never really understood what drew people to Bleach in the first place.

Cool concept? Some good fights?
I dunno, what's the average age (or intended audience) for these two?

Bought time.  I just wonder if Sasuke is gonna die... that dude is seriously well beyond having any karma left.

Bleach started off great. It had lots of humor, cool action, and well developed characters. The pacing wasn't even really an issue until the Arrancar arc was in full swing and there were too many characters fighting too many battles and taking too many chapters to do so. The series really should have ended after the Arrancar arc. There may have been some plot holes had it done so, but at least it would have concluded with some finality. And given what happens at the end of the Arrancar arc it seems like Kubo had tried to end it there. Instead we got the Fullbring arc (or whatever it was called). I will admit that the concluding arc hasn't seemed completely like a slog fest; it has improved. It's just too little, too late at this point.
32  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: October 06, 2014, 12:58:45 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2014/10/06/naruto-manga-end-november-10th/

Fucking finally!

Assuming it keeps the date, it'll beat Bleach in knowing when to give it up.

Agreed! I'm so glad that both series are ending in the foreseeable future (though Bleach will probably drag out the final story arc for another year with inane battles as per usual). Naruto, in my opinion at least, was able to live up to its potential in the last six months. It was pretty blah for a really long time though.

Bleach on the other hand, sigh...
33  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 06, 2014, 12:48:31 AM
Holy shit, episode 2...walker had a Lamborghini Diablo bearing down on him at full speed and decided to rectify the situation by doing a freaking drop kick through the front windshield. Of course the driver is immediately knocked unconscious (and the car someone stops) while the Chuckster walks off without a scratch. classic walker!

Episode 3: walker just caught a dead body with a fishing pole!

Oh man, I loved Walker Texas Ranger back in the day. It was definitely one of those "so bad it's good" shows. My family watched it every week, and it was loads of fun. Plus it's Chuck Norris. The man literally became an internet meme! Doesn't get much better than that if you ask me.
34  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Do You Ever Look Through Your Old Posts? on: October 05, 2014, 01:16:28 PM
I've been around for a LONG time,
...
It would be interesting to look back that far. 15 or 16 years, or whatever it was.

Looking back, I find it hard to believe that I've been posting in the RPGFan community since October 1999 (15 years) and have been on staff since November 2004 (almost 10 years).  I was a fresh-faced 21 year-old when I first posted at the 'Fan and *I* was one of the old guys so I was more self-conscious about being a mature adult.  And now, most of us are all in the same nebulous age bracket. 

Let me put it in perspective for you.
The kids born the same year you guys joined these forums are now almost old enough to drive.

Whoa! That is quite the perspective. I started posting on the Fan during the summer of 2001, so kids born that year are now 13 years old. That's pretty crazy!

It is surprising the amount of longevity most of the forum-goers here have had. There have been a few of the old regulars lost over the years, but for the most part a lot of the active members when I first came to the Fan are still posting here.
35  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: October 05, 2014, 01:13:08 PM
I finished up The Good Lord Bird last night. It was good, and I liked the historical accuracy of the characters and the events. I didn't like the protagonist all that much, which is fine as I don't think that all protagonists need to be likable. Unfortunately, the book follows the vein of Huck Finn a little too much. The protagonist comes to a decision to be responsible and heroic, but then seems to retrograde back into his old ways shortly thereafter. Still a good read though.

I've been plodding my way through The Poetic Edda for a while now, but I'm going to give it my full attention next. Viking myth is awesome and messed up.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The one (rather popular) RPG series i havent tried.... on: October 05, 2014, 01:05:41 PM
I remember picking up Xenosaga 1. I really, really wanted to like it. I was very intrigued by the premise of the story and I wanted to see how epic it would get with all the planned games in the series. But I just couldn't get past the slow battles, slow paced story, and cutscenes every ten minutes. I know a lot of people here on the boards liked the series, but I couldn't get into it. By the time Xeno 2 was out, I had lost interest.
37  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Live-Action Sci-Fi Tetris Movie on: October 01, 2014, 09:45:34 PM
I feel like it's going to end up aping Tron a whole lot.

I was thinking more along the lines of the Michael Bay Battleship movie.

I love that you attributed that movie to him because it is like the garbage he makes. Sadly, some other jagbag made it.

Haha! Whoops, I just assumed it was him because it looked so shitty. Oh well, close enough.

Reminds me of the time I confused Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg.
38  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Do You Ever Look Through Your Old Posts? on: October 01, 2014, 09:40:06 PM
I just did.  Greatness from first post to last.

Oh jeez, haha!

I kno my early gamefaqs talk was liek this tho.  U kno what I mean???? lol.

Oi...GameFAQs talk was the worst (no offense, Dice). I remember a lot of new members that must've come from the GameFAQs boards who got swift kicks in the ass here, and then we're usually banned by DR and Teh John.

I don't, because I'm terrified of the truth.

Truth = I have been a raging asshole to a lot of you in the past and for this I am truly sorry.

No, there have been plenty of assholes on the boards (myself included). You aren't one of them. Though I do think you should get some (figurative) donuts for hilarity.

I still like to bring up and read this unfinished gem every once in a while: http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=8002.0
I had WAAAAAY too much fun writing Taressa.  Just like the story evolved from something stupid into something really good, Taressa evolved from merely being sexy fanservice to being a really cool and badass character. 

I have a similar thing with a short story I posted onto the boards a long time ago. I don't think I even have the file for my computer anymore, but I stumbled on it here. Shockingly, and scarily, the damn thing has 1300+ views! I doubt many of those views actually read the story, but that is still terrifying. It's here: http://www.rpgfan.com/boards/index.php?topic=584.0
39  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Azure Striker Gunvolt on: October 01, 2014, 01:08:53 PM
It looks pretty cool! Though I'm bummed to hear that it is an easy game. And by the Zero, ZX, and MM9 and 10 team to boot! I need a new game, so I'll probably go ahead and download it and Mighty Gunvolt tonight. Can't wait to start playing! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'll post my own thoughts when I've played it.
40  The Rest / General Discussions / Do You Ever Look Through Your Old Posts? on: October 01, 2014, 02:21:48 AM
Since I'm trying to get more active on the boards again after falling out of the habit of posting when I started grad school, I found myself the other day going back to view some of my really old posts from way back in 2006 and 2007.

Maybe it was just me being nostalgic, but I have to admit it was a surprising, if game-centric, record of my life since that time. I only just recently passed 1000 posts on this iteration of the boards due to my inactivity, so I can only imagine what those members that have thousands of posts under their belts feel like. But I'm still overwhelmed at how many posts I've made in so many different topics.

It is also just a fascinating look back at who I was eight years ago. I've always been pretty laid back, but the me of now can't believe the attitude I had back then. Not that there was anything wrong with that; it's just surprising to me all things considered.

I know that there are a lot of old regulars on the boards, and plenty of new regulars who started frequenting the boards around the time that I started being less active. Do you ever look back at your old posts? And what do you think of those old posts when/if you go back through them?
41  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 01, 2014, 12:41:00 AM
Oh man, Castle is killing me. I don't think I can watch it anymore. Last season was merely okay, but I'm really to the point of not caring now. I will probably give it a few more episodes into the season before I stop watching altogether, but unless something changes I think my Monday 10pm TV slot will be open.
42  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Live-Action Sci-Fi Tetris Movie on: October 01, 2014, 12:39:19 AM
I feel like it's going to end up aping Tron a whole lot.

I was thinking more along the lines of the Michael Bay Battleship movie.
43  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 29, 2014, 12:06:17 AM
Downloaded the demo for Super Smash Bros 3DS today to try it out. I found it a bit difficult to control on the 3DS and my hands began cramping after a while. The little bit I played was still fun, but I don't know that I could do multiplayer bouts or any of the harder difficulties on 3DS. I'm thinking this may need the Wii U for me to be able to play it as well as I'd like.

Loved Mega Man though. Cool moves though I found it odd that his --> A smash attack was the charge shot. I guess it is perhaps too similar to Samus' arm cannon charge shot to place as a B special attack. I found that I wanted to be able to hold the charge and carry it with me similarly to Samus (and the actual Mega Man games). I'm going to see if I can afford a Wii U, and if so then I'll get Smash Bros on that. If not, then I'll probably still purchase the 3DS edition to tide me over until I can afford the Wii U.
44  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: September 27, 2014, 02:45:01 PM
Being a broke adult sucks sometimes. I finally got around to playing Chrono Trigger DS after a few months of a gaming dry spell. I found that it was really enjoyable on the DS and I loved having it portable. Plus, it was a good, nostalgic adventure. I played through it and got the Beyond Time ending. Still just as great as it was when it first came out.

I'll probably be getting the new Smash Bros for 3DS when it comes out.
45  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: September 24, 2014, 01:14:30 PM
I finished reading Hero of Ages (Mistborn #3), and all I can say is damn. It knocked me off my feet. Definitely one of the best books/series that I've read this year.

I'm now reading The Good Lord Bird by James McBride. It's historical/literary fiction following a brief part of the life of John Brown of Harper's Ferry fame (or infamy), and it won the National Book Award last year. I'm only about 30 pages in so far, but I'm really enjoying it. The writing has both depth and humor.

After I finish The Good Lord Bird I'll read either Wheel of Time #4, or Alloy of Law.
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