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1606  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: October 02, 2007, 12:42:29 AM
We did make an LS named Unpossible, but we're pretty much considering quitting that to go to another LS (Er, the name slips my head right now) owned by Sevrine, who isn't from RPGFan but was a member of Waterslide. We didn't really want to try to move everyone over to a new LS because that always just creates a bunch of chaos.

Most importantly Sevrine's LS has a few of former Zohar/Solaris/Waterslide/Whatever the hell people in it like Risten and Evalith (though its usually empty), and most notably Valesti. Can't have a complete RPGfan LS without his random legendary rants. :P

So yeah, we're probably going to toss Unpossible and go to Sevrine's LS, since Unpossible only had like 5 people in it anyway. We just made it like 2 days ago, so it's not too bad to quit while we're ahead.

Also, in-game name is Kincard now.
1607  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: February 20, 2007, 01:47:05 AM
Haven't posted here in a while.

I've watched Haruhi Suzumiya. I don't think there's a lot to say here, since half the people who come to the forum already watch it. I'm sure I missed a good amount of the inside jokes and references, but the ones I did get left were hilarious.

Still watching Mazinger Z, albeit at a really slow pace. I think I'm taking it at a slow pace since every episode doesn't fail to leave me laughing my ass off.



They sure were scientific in the 70s!

Of course, this is, without a doubt, my favorite one:



Wow, I feel LULL all over![/size]

He says "Wow", as if he's enjoying getting shocked to death. Oh, Kabuto Kouji, you and your wierd sexual fantasies.

Currently on Episode 7.

Mainly, I've been watching Eureka 7, which I'm done with now. I was thoroughly impressed by the series. Seems like BONES is on a streak with this anime along with Full Metal Alchemist.



Really basic story. Boy meet girl. Boy pilots robot. Boy kicks ass. But it's the execution that's really good to me. The show has a lot of very powerful and memorable moments. One particular scene I remember is one of a man, having recieved great hospitality from a stranger, holds in his tears until his goggles fog up. At times the music gets a little over-the-top and grand, though.

One thing that impresses me to no end is the quality of the animation. This is a 50-episode long series we have here, and it is beyond the quality of most 13-episode series I've seen recently. Granted, Studio BONES is pretty famous for their good-looking series. The battles are very fast-paced, and it's only supported even more by a great soundtrack. I highly recommend this series.
1608  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: November 10, 2006, 11:50:10 PM
Being a mecha fanboy, I was pretty excited to come into contact with what many people consider the "origin" of all mecha anime. Yep, I started watching Mazinger Z. The animation is piss-poor and the storyline is as simplistic as it gets, yet perhaps one of the things that can't help but continuously entertain me is the crappy Hong Kong subtitles that throw off the (supposedly) serious scenes.



To wash the bad animation flavor out of my mouth, I'm also watching Turn A Gundam.
1609  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: May 07, 2006, 09:36:34 PM
Finished Now and Then, Here and There and REC. REC, in particular, surprized me, because it doesn't give as much crap as a lot of other Romantic comedies do, probably because the whole series is only long enough to fit into one movie. This approximately 90-minute series accomplished a lot more in the 9 10-minute episodes it had than some other 26-episode series I've watched. I usually don't like this type of anime, but I'm glad this was an exception.

Watching Macross 7. This series is a sharp contrast to REC, because it stretches out the series with so much filler and so little explanation that I get irritated. I don't know if it's purposely funny that Basara is so damn into his music, or it's only that way to me because of how he sings in the most serious situations.

I'm on episode 19, and I'm hoping they will start explaining some of the stuff going on, because up to now it's been pretty formulatic.
1610  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: March 30, 2006, 03:35:25 AM
Started watching Now and Then, Here and There.

I was surprized that I watched 8 episodes in one sitting- the plot really reached out and grabbed me. I look forward to how they conclude a story like this one in 13 episodes. One thing that irritates me, however, is the art. The characters all look too simplified to me, and Lala just plain freaks me out. I have to say the one part that really widened my eyes is when

Code:
Sara kills the soldier and escapes.
1611  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: March 06, 2006, 06:57:12 PM
Hopefully Dizzy doesn't have a sister. :P

Took a break from Mazinkaiser real quick to watch MS Igloo. Personally, I think they should stop making the 1 year war side stories and make a real UC series.
1612  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Anime/Manga Journal on: March 05, 2006, 02:13:14 PM
Watching Mazinkaizer. Most people find shows like these pretty lame and Power-Rangery, but sometimes you need to watch something that DOESN'T require hours of hard thought afterwards.

It's nice to see that Mazinkaizer, while made in 2002, doesn't try to buy into current anime, but rather knows exactly what the hell it is and gives you as much action as you want.
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