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  1. Dilla
    2011-12-30 14:59
    Dilla
    WWE has really been lampshading the anti-Cena movement recently. The last three rivalries have brought up the mixed crowd. What's funny is that the new anti-Cena shirts that came out recently has sold out and is now on backorder.

    It'll be interesting to see how long Bryan keeps that title, I'm compelled to watch WWE Smackdown again now that Orton will be out for at least 6 months with a back injury. Maybe Christian can get back into the title hunt. It sucks that Del Rio is out for two months, though. Luckily, he'll be back for Wrestlemania.

    Carolina needs 1) DT 2) CB 3) Safety help, a shifty WR to groom in replacement of the 33 year old Steve Smith can be considered in later rounds as well.
  2. zebra
    2011-12-29 13:03
    zebra
    Thank you for your christmas greetings! Back at you, but I'm a little late.
    Well, at least I can wish you a happy new year
  3. Archon_Wing
    2011-12-28 04:24
    Archon_Wing
    That's always welcome.
  4. Reckoner
    2011-12-27 17:24
    Reckoner
    As for the character thing you were talking about... Well I ended up looking up your hated character list anyways so I'll comment on that too.

    I seem to like quite a few from both your favorite and hated list, which is strange however, I notice a common theme in your hated list.

    Either A) the characters are flawed people who let their flaws affect them dramatically (you seem to dislike characters who let these faws weaken their very person) or (B) they are very outward about said insecurities and lay it on thick for all those around them.

    But yeah, 2 out of my five favorite male characters are in your hated list, Kyon and Shinji, and I find it funny because they happen to be some of the most relateble characters in anime for me.

    I got somewhat of an idea of what you appreciate in characters. You seem to highly value a moral pillar to stand by in a character no matter what the situation. That they accomplish feats through their own great moral character.

    Perhaps it's because I'm a more cynical person, but while I do like these sort of characters as well (Heck I really like Emiya Shirou though so many bash him), I tend to love more pragmatic, cynical characters. I seem to also be immune to the "angsty" lead problem that many run into it with several shows. Amuro Ray, I love those sorts of characters. People who are stuck in a world that goes against their very ideals, are thrown into a world of chaos and aren't afraid to complain about it. I respect these characters because they truly represent what we all want to say inside at times, but we just "suck it up" and let the world carry on no matter what injustice or screwed up thing is going on.

    I like characters like Kyon because they represent the jaded, pragmatic manner which all of us pretty much to some degree have turned into as we grew into adults. He may seem like a "downer" on everything, but really he's just a sensible human being. It's quite amazing to see how he as a person is slowly getting changed by Haruhi into a person who isn't afraid to hope for more in their lives. He really wants to believe in the fantasy around him. And for all he says throughout the story, I actually view Haruhi as the more cynical person. She utterly cannot accept the world she is in, she's too sensible and sees how meaningless her existence is, and to combat this painful realization she is stuck in delusion, ignoring reality and trying to find that world of wonder and excitement. Slowly throughout the story she will also learn to accept the world for what it is. The one who accepted and the one who didn't, both cynical, and it'll be very interesting to see how their manner of approaching life will slowly converge to a meeting point in the story.
  5. Reckoner
    2011-12-27 14:40
    Reckoner
    Finally back home from my holiday vacation so now I have more time to respond .

    Perhaps your opinions are a mesh of different views from both sides, if that makes sense. But definitely your views on "nobody has died yet" is reflective of the more anime side of things. I don't really understand why this is even a criticism, considering so many of their fates are predestined, assassin is dead, and Kayneth is basically paralyzed.

    But really, besides episode 10 for me (and I'm a super Rin fan yet I didn't like it), the 2nd half of the show has been deeply interesting to me. The thing is I view the show as much more of an ensemble cast than you are probably, so that's perhaps why I'm not quite as peeved about Kiritsugu not getting the amount of character exposition so far that Saber, Rider, Irisviel, Kotomine, and some others got.

    I find it funny though that you say Kotomine doesn't deserve attention if he is merely a hollow man, because HF arc in the VN drilled this point about him AND Shirou at the very end. They were two hollow, mad men.

    But I don't know. I think your personal issues with Urobuchi Gen are clouding the way you view this show, especially considering 90% of the ideas in this story were OK'd by Nasu himself. Just as a side note, how do you feel about literary writers Kurt Vonnegut (If you know him for things like Slaughterhouse Five). Naming him since he has similar philosophies in his story writing and he's an extremely critically acclaimed writer. Here's an excerpt:

    Quote:
    Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
    Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
    Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
    Start as close to the end as possible.
    Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them—in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
    I feel Urobuchi Gen does a wonderful job at these points. It's also why I can't understand the "pacing" complaints since Fate/Zero, AND Fate/Stay Night were both stories with heavy amounts of dialogue as their primary focus.
  6. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-12-27 13:50
    0utf0xZer0
    Your cousin’s response to Allen made me wonder how I would have reacted to bishounen at 14, then I remembered that although I didn’t really get into anime until I got into university, I did see Rayearth with a guy I knew at school when I was like 15 or so and don’t remember noticing the bishounen much, and I’m pretty sure they were there – it is a Clamp show, after all. However, given how I took to the cuteness and trippiness of Moon Phase when I saw it in university, I think I just deal well with that sort of thing well in general.

    Not surprised to hear he took well to Fumoffu, the whole FMP franchise is a favourite of my brother and I and seems to be liked by most guys I know who have seen it.

    I don’t actually have that much experience showing anime to teenagers – my parents are both the youngest in their families. Some of my cousins have kids who are almost teenagers but I only end up seeing them at really big family events.

    I remember researching some American anime history for a university course a while back. Star Blazers was broadcast there too, but not by major networks. They would be broadcast (over the air) by small community stations, especially in areas with Japanese-Americans. I didn’t even know such stations once existed until I read about that. I have no idea what broadcast arrangement there was in Australia though.

    Ended up watching seven episodes of Last Exile on Christmas because my brother got the DVD set (something I actually knew he was getting since my parents asked me where they could get it), pretty impressed with it in general so far although I’d be hard pressed to give many specifics.

    I wouldn’t describe my girlfriend as harsh because like 90% of her “tsun” moments are provoked – that entire conversation was basically us trying to tease each other. I’d actually count that last line as a “win” for me. Maybe that’s why she keep claiming I must be an “M”.
  7. Arabesque
    2011-12-25 16:12
    Arabesque
    Merry Christmas Sorry about not being able to respond to you more frequently. I'll make sure to do so more often by next year! (I hope)
  8. Archon_Wing
    2011-12-25 03:02
    Archon_Wing
    And I was visited by the ghost of anime past. He showed me the crappy yugioh dub, and asked me why I would torture me so.

    Then the ghost of anime present came.
    He showed me Persona 4.
    I shook in fear, begging him to stop, but I knew that the worst would come.

    He showed up. He did not talk. I knew he was who he was already.
    He was the ghost of anime yet to come. It was the most frightening thing I've seen.
    A future covered with half assed, bad production values. A future where Deen makes everything.
    He took me to a place with many tombstones; one of them had "Fuck You Deen" on it.
    And I realized it was mine.

    Spirit! Show me no more! Why must you torture me so?

    Remove me! Haunt me no longer!

    And the ghost of anime present came to me once more and said. There is no need to delve in this flith. Watch only good anime. Do you want to go on a journey?

    And thus we went... and I woke up realizing what a wonderful day it was.
  9. 0utf0xZer0
    2011-12-25 02:12
    0utf0xZer0
    Thanks, and Merry Christmas to you too. Was originally planning to reply tomorrow, then my dad and one of his brothers were discussing phoning the other brother (who lives in Perth) and I went like "right, Australia is like 16 hours ahead!".

    Had my uncle over for dinner tonight and ended up discussing what sort of tactics we used in Dragon Age (there's a reason why he's been my favourite extended family member about as long as I can remember). On the downside things have been a bit more eventful than I would have liked, as the old Yugoslavian guy who lives in my neighbourhood had a heart attack. According to his family the paramedics did manage to stabilize him enough to transport him to hospital so we're keeping our fingers crossed.
  10. Reckoner
    2011-12-25 00:07
    Reckoner
    Thanks! Merry xmas to you as well!

    I'll definitely get around to responding to your latest replies sometime soon.

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    Monster
    Last Exile
    Code Geass (both seasons)
    Crest of the Stars
    ARIA
    Kimagure Orange Road
    Cutie Honey
    The Tatami Galaxy
    Galaxy Express 999
    Sherlock Hound
    Slayers
    Now And Then, Here And There
    Welcome to the NHK
    Minami-ke (1st season)
    Aoi Hana
    Elfen Lied
    Mushishi
    Kaiji (1st season)
    Bartender
    Kimi ni Todoke
    Bamboo Blade
    Kurenai
    Paranoia Agent
    Haibane Renmei
    Serial Experiments Lain
    Ergo Proxy
    Fullmetal Alchemist (1st version)
    Samurai Champloo
    Trigun
    Azumanga Daioh
    Genshiken (1st season)
    Nodame Cantabile (1st season)
    Garden of Sinners
    Voices of a Distant Star
    Read or Die OVA
    Paprika
    Beyond the Clouds - The Promised Place
    The Sky Crawlers
    Kiki's Delivery Service
    Spirited Away
    Tokyo Godfathers
    Millenium Actress
    Whisper of the Heart
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