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1921  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.
1922  The Rest / General Discussions / Name A Forum, 2007 Edition on: February 20, 2007, 12:59:24 AM
"The only place you can draw unintelligible shapes and be praised for it."
1923  The Rest / General Discussions / Child gets arrested for opening gift early... on: December 05, 2006, 06:23:06 PM
From what I can gather, she called the police mainly for the other things he's done. Straw that broke the camel's back, to use a cliche. So teach the kid a lesson; He wasn't jailed, so it's a suitable punishment.
1924  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Phantasy Star Universe on: November 19, 2006, 05:58:10 PM
I recently beat the offline mode, clocking in at 19 hours. I was sorely unimpressed. The story never had anything that was unpredictable to me, and all of the characters seemed like typically Japanese-anime styled cookie cutters, as the trailer heavily hinted at.

Story is definitely not the offline mode's strong point. One thing I'm confused by at the ending is

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is the online mode suppose to be a continuation of the offline mode, or is it supposed to be happening at the same time? Seeing as how they supposedly sent all the SEED to another plane, I can't see the online mode as being a continuation, yet that is what was being implied.
1925  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Spiderman 3 Trailer on: November 13, 2006, 05:59:34 PM
You pretty much got it right. Spoiler warning for those that don't know Spiderman well, of course.

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Venom himself is basically two people: The Symbiote and Eddie Brock. The movie, from the looks of it, is going to center around Spiderman's struggle with the Symbiote, which made him even stronger than before but also began to turn him evil, since the symbiote has a mind of his own. My assumption here is that Venom won't appear until the end of the movie, after Spiderman has gotten rid of the symbiote.
1926  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.
1927  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Phantasy Star Universe stuff. on: September 20, 2006, 06:43:38 PM
Really, I don't see what's so difficult. Even if you didn't have the time to sit down for half an hour plus to go through the entire stage, you can still gain levels continuously until you can get through it under that time (Though I have to agree that would make the game boring as hell, because it'd be too easy). But for one, there are a LOT of games that need you to sit down for over half an hour to find a save point. Either you played very select games or you didn't start playing games until recently (seems like a lot more games have field saves and such now)- I can still remember people playing Sonic 3 & Knuckles or whatever for hours on end until they get Hyper Sonic. Hah.

As for "Lame Combat" or whatever it was you said, I assume you mean the boring animations, which have been upgraded in PSU, clearly. If you didn't hack all the time there's a few things you can take into consideration while fighting in PSO, especially at high difficulties (Don't get surrounded and such), and from what I've heard, it's been emphasized more now. I actually like the simple slashes in PSO, though I could've liked some variety. At least they wern't awkwardly exaggerated karate moves with ridiculous-sounding screams.
1928  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Phantasy Star Universe stuff. on: September 19, 2006, 06:13:24 PM
Probably someone who used his saber and level 1 foie for his HUmar for the entire duration of the game.
1929  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Arrest Made in JonBenet Ramsey Case on: August 29, 2006, 01:08:46 AM
Bumping for this.

I really don't know what to make of this.
1930  The Rest / General Discussions / uh oh topic on: July 26, 2006, 02:34:25 AM
This is a difficult choice.
1931  The Rest / General Discussions / LocoRoco to include Racist Elements? on: July 03, 2006, 11:05:49 PM
I've used Darlie on my trips to Asian countries, and I can vouch that it literally means "Black Man Toothpaste" in Chinese as well. Never really thought anything of it, personally, until I saw it connected to this thread and what Logick mentioned.

I pretty much agree with Cauton here; A lot of these people seeking political correctness arn't even black. Sure, there's probably just as many black people out there that would be offended by this, but for the rest of the human race, we're trying to get rid of racism by not mentioning it at all- or at least, minimizing it. The problem is that once someone writes something in mass media that explains how it can be offensive, it becomes offensive to everyone. This is one of those problems where if you try to fix it, you end up screwing it up even more.
1932  The Rest / General Discussions / LocoRoco to include Racist Elements? on: July 03, 2006, 03:22:41 PM
Funny, I remember a similar controversy occuring over another Japanese game...

Oh right, it was Jynx from Pokemon:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jynx_%28Pok%C3%A9mon%29

Still, I didn't even know about this Blackface moniker until I heard about the controversy behind Jynx, which tells me that people are freaking out too much. Maybe I'm just uninformed, but I think the younger generations don't know what the hell Blackface even is, so it shouldn't even be a problem unless the parents bring it up, which would make the child more aware of it. This might actually be worse than just not knowing at all, in which case they would not know the idea of racism to begin with.
1933  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Spider-Man 3 teaser on: June 29, 2006, 10:35:51 AM
I think if Venom was going to be in it, he'd be shown somewhere in the trailer (Even a shadow of him would have worked). I assume the possibility of Eddie Brock becoming Venom occurs at the end of the third movie to set up the fourth one. After all, it looks like it has the whole "bell tower" scene going for it...
1934  The Rest / General Discussions / Fucking Japan, I swear to God on: June 27, 2006, 12:08:55 AM
This thread fucking wins.
1935  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Super Robot Wars on: June 20, 2006, 12:55:42 AM
It really depends on which one you played. The series has been improved a lot since when it began, imo. Favorite series, squadron system, and seishin.

Still, I doubt that SRW OG will do well since it's hardly known in casual gaming communities. OG was released after the games with the anime robot series were already well-off. It would've been a better idea if they released the SRW OG OVA anime somewhere before they release the game, because a lot of the drive from playing the series comes from either knowing the robot series or a liking of robots in general.
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