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151  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 17, 2014, 06:57:09 AM
Have any of you read the original Little Mermaid story by Hans Christian Andersen?  I think as adults disillusioned by Little Mermaid, you'd appreciate it more now.  In the original Little Mermaid story ENDING SPOILER
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the mermaid does NOT get the guy.  The prince marries a human, and the mermaid commits suicide cum noble sacrifice.
 

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What is supposed to be a noble sacrifice about that? She just kills herself.

I do enjoy little trivia bits like that. Apparently in the original Cinderella, the titular character ends up with her evil stepmother after killing her real mother. Not sure the details there, but I do remember reading that somewhere.
Meh, Snow White tops that. The evil queen is killed at the end by “she is made to dance wearing a pair of red-hot iron shoes until she falls over dead." And look up how Sleeping Beauty is originally awoken sometime if you want some serious WTF moments.

As for Cinderella, I am unfamiliar with that portion of the original, but in double checking my memory on other fairy tale endings, saw that tidbit but it was apparently her first step mother she killed because she wanted her father to marry the housekeeper and thus her problems began.
152  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception II on: April 16, 2014, 06:54:09 AM
So to talk about the game for a change. :p I have actually come to like Ellie now that I have gotten a bit further in her events and I now have a rough idea of her backstory and it seems the most interesting so far.

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Namely that she apparently used to know Wake and was either killed or severely mangled after an attack and then was turned into a robot or cyborg.

Totally hater Serina though. Completely annoying. Oh well back to grinding to get the heroine levels roughly equal. Two more to go! x_x

Yeah, I think I can see how the 1-Track vs diversity thing would make one particularly more unbearable over the other. So far there hasn't been any other form of comedic attempts aside from said subject material. Honestly I can't really say if Conception II takes itself seriously or not simply because so far there's enough evidence for both sides to have a valid argument.

For example. Early, early on the game exposits about how male Disciples have their power measured by their Ether Count. Even I can tell through the context this is basically set up for a 'sperm count' joke. However there's just 'something' about the delivery and its tone. There are no winks or nods to the audience. No forced press of the subject matter. It flows out unusually naturally and doesn't 'feel' like forced innuendo humor at all. Very much like the whole Crystal Insertion scene from the original Ar Tonelico. It's obvious it has that 'double side', yet the material treats the scene so straight that you have to feel it's sincerely taking itself seriously.
I take the opinion that Conception II intentionally takes itself too seriously....and that is the joke. And I have to say that I am disappointed that I missed the ether count=sperm count obvious connection. x_x
153  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 15, 2014, 07:31:57 AM
Weekly Shonen Jump Recap for 4/14

One Piece: Oh god yes.

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Usop is a god, Donflamingo is alive, Kyros is bad ass, and Sabo is revealed. This chapter was amazing. The only disappointing thing is that One Piece is off next week.

All You Need is Kill: Saw the twist coming, art work was amazing though.

Naruto: Mildly less lame than last week....mildly.

Nisekoi: Oh look the harem has grown once more, such a shock! >.> Really the only good thing about this chapter was Marie's face (or at least I think it was Marie....I honestly don't remember the characters' names)at the end. Mind you I have no idea what that was about, but it was still entertaining even minus understanding what it was about.

Bleach: Whatever, as some other people have said before, this villain's power is imagination and he is one of the most unimaginative characters you will find. Only reason he is still in the fight is because Kenpachi is a moron.

Seraph of the End: It is Seraph of the End, I don't think I can think of any insult worse than that.

Stealth Symphony: Alright chapter with a creative plan, and a freaking satellite cannon.

Toriko: Meh.

World Trigger: Good fight. I'm fairly certain that despite how things look at the end that the Black Trigger user is going to lose, but I'm honestly not sure how.

154  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 15, 2014, 07:20:53 AM
I never really looked at Tales of Hearts, is it generally considered to be good? I mean if it comes out I'll probably pick it up just to pick it up even if it is bad, but I'm curious.
155  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: April 15, 2014, 07:09:29 AM
I have more of a problem with the characters than the VA's behind them. Tiz's entire story arc ends in the middle of Chapter 3, Agnes only has a mind of her own when she's being incredibly unreasonable, and Ringabel suddenly turns into a caricature of himself towards the end of chapter 2. All of that just helps to highlight what an awesome character Edea is.
You could say she is as a white as....actually wait no her catch phrase is incredibly annoying to me (almost as bad as unacceptable), so no she is not awesome. :p
156  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust making a spiritual successor to Ar Tonelico: Ar no Surge on: April 14, 2014, 07:24:20 AM
Given the mountains of text in this game plus the connections to Ciel no Surge I'm really questioning whether we'll ever see it localized.  Seriously, the amount of text in this game is not normal, even for an RPG...
Shut your mouth. Of course we are going to get it. We have to get it. *cries a little inside at the possibility of it not getting localized*
157  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 14, 2014, 07:23:01 AM
So reread through all of World Trigger last night. Really wish that they would release it in volume format so that I could read it through without having to constantly change digital issues of Shonen Jump. It was a fun read through, and I caught a couple of details that I had previously missed (primarily the number of black trigger users on the invader's side in the current arc).
158  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The official waifu thread on: April 13, 2014, 07:37:21 AM
Welp, now that I have succeeded in killing this thread off, I'll just start using this thread  to keep a waifu harem! So first addition, Alkaid from .hack//G.U.



There is absolutely no way that this can go wrong. *triggers boat end flag* No way at all.
159  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 13, 2014, 07:24:41 AM
Made it to Chapter 5 in Bravely Default. While the major twist was already spoiled for me by all you folks' "hints" (yes, saying 'you have to do everything over again' isn't exactly subtle) I was pleasantly taken aback by the twist involving Ringabel. Tried to do the first subquest again before doing any grinding and got my butt kicked by the Monk's death throes.
I don't think anyone was trying to be subtle when they mention those "hints". I think the people who mention that were just venting without regard for their subtlety. I'm not sure what twist you are talking about with Ringabel. There was only one plot thing relating to him at the end of Chapter 4 and beginning of Chapter 5 that I can think of.....and that was telegraphed back in chapter 1.

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I assume you are talking about the reveal that Dark Knight has Ringabel's face? If so then yeah, Ringabel being the Dark Knight was telegraphed back in D(ark knight)'s journal, end of chapter 1 (where Ringabel is conveniently absent when the Dark Knight attacks the ship), and sometime in chapter 3 (when Ringabel comes back injured after the Dark Knight was attacked by Victoria).  The only real "shock" is that the two of them are different people, but even that was telegraphed by the fact that D's journal has a large number of discrepancies primarily including the lack of Ringabel......so yeah I was not impressed by that reveal. :p
160  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 12, 2014, 07:47:14 AM
Well going to be interesting to see what you think as you are going to jumping in smack dab in the middle of an invasion arc. A quick summation to try and get you up to speed as to wtf is going on:

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A giant invasion of neighbors began a few chapters ago, beginning with a massive number of trion soldiers (non-humanoid neighbors that are sort of the equivalent of robots). After several waves of trion soldiers, the humanoid neighbors in charge of the invasion managed to pinpoint their targets (C-ranked Border Agents) and they joined the battle to both ensure capture of their targets and to distract the most powerful members of Border. The last chapter ended with one of the humanoid neighbors with a black trigger (aka a completely broken weapon) engaging in combat against one of the top ranked Border teams with one member of the Border team seemingly able to predict his attacks due to that member's side effect (minor psychic power/enchanced sense that some people with high amounts of Trion have).

If you have any other questions feel free to ask them here and I'll do my best to help.
161  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: April 11, 2014, 07:12:49 AM
Ah, you should give World Trigger another shot if you didn't like it in the beginning. It got better and it is imo the second best series in Jump. At the very least it is better than Naruto and Bleach. The others....yeah those aren't that good.

Summary of the first few chapters of One-Punch Man: Office Worker saves a kid from a monster and decides he will become a superhero and spends several years training his body (using conventional methods) so hard that his hair falls out, and by the time the series starts he has become so powerful that he can finish all fights with a single punch. Then he meets Genos who is in awe of his strength and becomes his "disciple", then they join the superhero association. And I think that is about it in terms of important plot.
162  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 11, 2014, 07:05:46 AM
Well I'm glad I finished watching Agents of Shield because it suddenly got good in the last three or so episodes.

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I don't get the last few minutes as I don't think that Ward is a traitor for a second, so I don't get why he would kill off five SHIELD agents just to go undercover with a guy who was already captured....maybe he used icer rounds and blood packets? I dunno.
163  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Holy CHRIST, RPGFan. I'm glad you're still here. Sorry I killed Anime Dream on: April 09, 2014, 07:11:58 AM
Because I exist to solve the mysteries of the universe, and I cannot allow people to simply leave a mystery unsolved because they want to keep it a mystery. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!...or something like that.
164  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: April 09, 2014, 07:09:44 AM
To be fair,
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the most boring character on the show just turned traitor (and the episode even featured a triple cross for what its worth). Not that I couldn't see the outcome coming from a mile away (and I definitely know that there's at least one more traitor running around at this point, but I suspect that they wont cash in that revelation until the next major confrontation since he's probably gonna take over the roster slot for the other traitor until he turns back as he's a 'double agent' all along while Mr. Replacement suddenly reveals that he was a double agent too),
but at least the show is trying to go somewhere with this.

Of course the real reason why shit's going down is because there's a movie to tie into now (and not as halfassedly as Thor 2).
Oh the most boring character does something mildly interesting. That is good to know that.....ummm huh. I'm not sure who the most boring character on the show is. It could literally be any character other than Coulson. And he is only discounted because he is interesting in the movies. I think that reaction is probably a good sign that I have no interest in the show at this point. I'll probably watch another episode despite that in the next week or so.
165  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: April 09, 2014, 06:56:39 AM
Dragon Age origins

Nothing to be ashamed there.
If you had said DA2 though...
Hey, I said DA2 on this very thread a few pages ago!  Aveline Vallen is a saint!  A SAINT!!!

A saint with the jaw of a man. You heard me !
So? I still enjoyed DA2 more than DAO. That's right I said it.
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