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1981  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: June 05, 2009, 11:38:04 PM
Watched Mystery Men again, first time in a long time.  Still love it.

Also watching stuff like Fraggle Rock and Quantum Leap on DVD, and just today, I started watching the Doctor Who spinoff "The Sarah Jane Adventures."
1982  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: June 01, 2009, 11:49:41 PM
Esper, have you seen the new Red Dwarf episodes that came out recently (like last month)?  I have 2 of them... really need to finish up and get the other.
1983  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: May 11, 2009, 09:09:46 PM
Caught Wolverine.  Silly, but entertaining.  Glad I saw it, even though I could easily find fault with it if I thought that'd be more fun.

Oh, and the after-credits ending I got was
Code:
Deadpool's sword-claw retracting, then his hand reaching out of the rubble to pick up his still-severed head.  The mouth was no longer sewn closed, and he said "shhh" or something like that.
1984  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: Holy Shit.....TEN YEARS!? on: May 02, 2009, 09:29:20 PM
You're not alone, brother.

;)
1985  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: May 01, 2009, 09:40:52 PM
A lot of folks feel like the Dark Tower series didn't end so well, but it sure starts out great.  I love the Gunslinger.
1986  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 29, 2009, 07:57:17 AM
Watched Ghajini, the Indian remake of Memento.  I was ready for it to be over at least 20 minutes before it was.  I think it was the songs that killed me, or maybe it was that half of the movie was an action movie and the other half was a stupid mistaken identity romantic comedy.  (I hate mistaken identity stories, even by the best authors like Shakespeare.)  But still, glad I watched it to see how that translation worked out.
1987  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: April 21, 2009, 12:36:17 AM
Not to slight you man, but I tend to listen more if the ladies think I look better.

I'd be surprised if you said differently. :D
1988  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 21, 2009, 12:34:56 AM
Wow - looks like there's lots more crazy stuff for me to look forward to in the remaining books - thanks, Din!  Ashok Banker is apparently working on writing up the Mahabharata like he did with the Ramayana, so I'll have to keep an eye out for that when it comes out.
1989  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 20, 2009, 08:09:14 AM
Well, there's a dude trying to defeat a demon king, but he's a human named Rama.  Hanuman's from some other story.  Still, +1 for remembering something!

As a complete aside, an Indian developer just released the first Indian-developed game for the PS2, called Hanuman: Boy Warrior.  From what I can tell, "atrocious" might be too kind a description for the quality of that game.

I finished the first book this morning.  If you're a fantasy fan, I'd recommend these books.  Ashok Banker's version of them is pretty new, but the basis for the books is something like 5,000 years old.  I definitely saw shades of LotR a bunch of places.
1990  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: April 18, 2009, 10:53:06 AM
Congrats, man.  The change looks good on you. :)

(Not in a gay way
Just wanna say hey, you're lookin' OK mate...)
I <3 Flight of the Conchords
1991  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Community Photo Thread: 2007 Edition on: April 18, 2009, 12:02:08 AM
I thought a tree wouldn't be any more off topic than amigurumi, so I thought it would be okay. Sorry.

Oh, so now I'm the troublemaker? ;)

You know, to be fair, the title "community photo thread" could just as easily be interpreted as "photos by the community" as it could "photos of the community..."

OK, I admit it - now I am just trying to stir up trouble.
1992  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 17, 2009, 11:56:04 PM
I'm in India, and wanted to get something local to read.  I picked up a book by a guy named Ashok Banker that was the first in the Ramayana series... then found out that the Ramayana is a (or the) holy book for Hinduism.  So that's cool.  Anyway, as an avid reader of fantasy, I love the way he's written the book, and as an outsider, I think he's done a really good job of explaining most uniquely Indian concepts/words.  I found out that the US edition has a glossary at the end, which might have come in handy from time to time, but I ended up buying all of the books here because they're cheap, they're hardback, and they're crazy bright colors - the first book is like fluorescent pink. :D
1993  Media / Brush and Quill / Re: Book Thread Continued on: April 11, 2009, 12:19:01 AM
I started Goodkind's "Wizards First Rule". I have a LOT of reading ahead of me:p

Enjoy it; the first one is the good one. :P

As for me, I'm reading "The Stand" by some hack.  I thought I had read this before, but if I have I've forgotten it completely.

Yeah, I hear the series just devolves into S&M after not too long.  First book's still the only one I've read.

And I <3 The Stand.  I prefer the original version to the extended version, though.  There's one extra scene that kind of scarred me for life...
1994  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 08, 2009, 07:47:23 AM
Oldboy seems to be a love it or hate it kind of show, from what I've read.  People don't seem to say "eh, it was OK."

Oh, forgot to say I watched Yes Man on the plane this weekend.  It wasn't the worst thing I've ever watched, but I did think he bought into the saying yes to everything covenant junk way too easily.  Maybe I'm underestimating the power of peer pressure, but I'm thinking many folks would have said yes in the meeting in front of everyone, then not actually done anything.

Of course, that'd make a pretty crappy movie: "No Man Who Buckled for Five Seconds in Front of a Huge Crowd of Strangers." :)
1995  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: April 07, 2009, 01:15:00 AM
Bolt - I actually kinda liked this. Disney CG has improved tremendously. Plus, none of the characters were stupidly annoying, like in most movies aimed at children. There was even a few unexpectedly "sweet" moments.

I'm glad you liked it.  I've mentioned before that the voice of the hamster was done by a very good friend of mine, so although I liked it quite a bit, I think I was kind of biased.  I wondered what people without that bias thought of it. :)
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