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  1. Soverence
    2012-12-13 15:34
    I was thinking that but didn't want to say it xD. Canada usually stays out of the headlights if you know what I mean. They are always doing stuff but are never that involved, which is probably a good thing.

    They usually are because that way the conversation has a lot of speculation and uses information we have at our disposal to try and come up with some logical deductions, unlike something that has been proven which pretty much results in one person telling someone else what that law of science is. People generally accept the Big Bang just because there is no other really prominent theory that makes sense right now and all the evidence we have points toward the Big Bang. But you are right, we could get all the evidence in the universe and we still wouldn't know for sure that it actually happened.

    Toradora was good because all the characters were well made, the non-lead main characters had about as much depth to them as the lead characters.

    Lol well I just went for the extreme example, usually easier to think of then subtler examples. I see what you mean, original cast members have a advantage just because they are designed around each other. Author's can create deeper stories with characters who have a past with each other or have been in the story together for a long time. Newer characters can fit in fine, its just that they have a lot less time to develop which makes them more 2-Dimensional. Well maybe I should have said this at the very start of this whole conversation, but I have only seen the first season of K-ON, I haven't bothered with the movie or the second season just because the second season was even longer then the first. Maybe the second season would change all of my arguments that I have been making and make me feel like a idiot

    I think you may have misunderstood me, I agree that Chuunibyou doesn't have any more interesting jokes then K-ON, it is pretty much all old stuff, but I felt it was done in a refreshing way here. I feel like Chuunibyou is very ... how should I word this ... self aware? Where K-ON was suppose to be normal school girls acting in this odd ways, its made very clear early on in Chuunibyou that these people were not your average every day school kids. Yeah, I have never really understood the fascination that most anime fans have with Mio, but she will fall from that position eventually. Most of the top characters either seem to be intellectual master mind males, or moe females.

    That is really hard to do though, even if we don't actively take part in the governments business, they are pretty much always taking part in our business, directly or indirectly. Well media has pretty much changed from "reporting a truthful story that gives out useful information" to "what story can get us the most views or the most publicity". Like seriously, I read Yahoo news articles and half of the time its just cringe worthy how bad some of them are reported or written. I kind of have to agree there, politicians seem to live in there own little world away from us.
  2. Echoes
    2012-12-13 13:17
    Ah, right, that's Capcom as well. I've changed computers since back then, so I don't have the emulator, but I'm sure I could get it again. It's no surprise that you like that series, of course. Might be up my alley, it's definitely a fun concept, and I keep hearing it's incredible from its myriad of fans. And you!

    Regarding the box, it's not that strange that you've not seen much like it around. The only company that puts those out is NIS, literally. The size and format is unique to them, and part of why it's like that is because every release comes with a hardcover book full of goodies.
    I think I already told you this, but the Zakuro one I own has interviews with both the author of the manga and the seiyuu cast, including Hanazawa Kana and Horie Yui, so that's definitely a treat. That's not to say other companies don't put out nice releases, they're just not as grand. Which is partially a good thing, because there would be no way to store and/or display my collection if every release came in one of those huge-ass boxes. Between blu-ray and dvd singles, smaller boxes, the rightstuf bricks and NIS' luxury items, there's a very good balance, allowing you to get the best of both worlds overall. The only thing that I miss is out nice artboxes they used to have. They don't really make those anymore, but that's to be expected, since they're meant to hold the 4-8 singles you'd purchase individually when anime was still sold that way. Not having to deal with that is a fair trade for not getting those boxes.

    But the people supervising me would just be there to make sure I didn't hurt the company. They'd be fine with me hurting everyone else. So it all works out in the end.

    Yeah... it's not even just that it's annoying to be yelled at and hear constant whining and bickering. Sure, that's tiresome and wears you out, but I seriously start thinking "what the hell am I doing with my life?" when I knowingly log online and surround myself with those kinds of people. Being around it willingly makes you feel like you're part of it. I guess that's why I decided not to do that anymore.

    Neat. Now I know it holds up. Though I suppose it's probably not that old anyway.

    I'm already getting the itch to rewatch that review. I think he misspelled his own name over the phone to that lady as well? Got to love those little touches all over the review, it's so polished. I understand why his reviews take so long to make. They're worth it in the end. I'm not watching that animated one though. That doesn't even look enjoyably bad. It just looks groan-inducing and downright embarrassing to watch. Even alone. Watching Nostalgia Critic review it way back when was more than enough exposure for me. More than enough.
  3. Dr. Casey
    2012-12-13 08:51
    Dr. Casey
    Aw, Friend Requests from awesome people are a nice way to start the morning. What made you decide to befriend me today?
  4. Azuma Denton
    2012-12-13 05:32
    Azuma Denton
    Ha ha ha, i was told that tapestry is already selling, and the T-Shirt is bing sold mid December. So i thought that it is being delayed...

    Btw, have you heard of Love Live Project?
    Looks like it has some popularity in Japan even before the anime is launched. Do you think it will be have the same success as our beloved im@s?
  5. Azuma Denton
    2012-12-13 04:47
    Azuma Denton
    Thanks for the friend invitation...
    I heard from Hirao~san that your im@s t-shirt is delayed to mid December??
  6. Echoes
    2012-12-12 18:27
    I've heard about all of Capcom's nickel-and-diming. I haven't bought a Capcom game in ages myself, and I don't really have that strong an attachment to any of their properties outside of Megaman. At least that come to mind right now, I'm sure there's something else I like, their catalog is huge. The picture isn't mine, I just grabbed the highest detailed one I could find with a quick google search. My camera is pretty old, so the detail is pretty bad, especially inside my poorly lit single-room abode. I do have the exact same box, as well as its equally beautiful twin, though! Rarely have I been so thoroughly pleased with a product. I went from thinking that I'd never be able to buy Katanagatari (one of my favorite shows) to getting it in what's probably the nicest release I currently own.

    Right. Crazy faction. Just like the one I brought up; Fox News.

    On the bright side, I'm intrigued by the single-player focus. That's what I'm most open to. Playing with random people online is enough to make you genocidal. That's seriously my biggest deterrence, even more-so than not liking the games themselves. When I was younger, I could deal with it (and I probably acted much stupider myself, though not anywhere near the level I see today), but now I'm just not up for spending 2 hours getting yelled at while I'm trying to have fun with a game, you know?

    That's fine, the middle of a lot of shows is often where the stuff you can take or leave ends up anyway.

    Ah. You're a connoisseur, then. I thought you a ignorant plebeian, but here you are, putting even my masochism to shame! Occasional drunks are part of the modern cityscape. What would our grand metropolises be without them? Irate Gamer went to school? Any kind of school? I refuse to believe these lies and slanders.

    Oh man, I watched it too. It was great. Even raunchier than his usual installments. That fleshlight part was just hilarious. A lot of call-backs, some of them subtle, to his previous reviews as well. "Sinatra, you fuck!" That one always gets me, I don't even know why. The delivery of that line is just fantastic. He squeezed a whole lot of entertainment out of Titanic, a movie I remember thinking was pretty boring. Then again, I've not seen it in almost 10 years...
  7. Echoes
    2012-12-11 13:37
    Ah, yeah, that's right, they were releasing games for the American market before they ventured into the anime market. I heard an interview with some of the big-wigs of the company, and they seemed to be very fan-focused. I can assure you that their anime releases are absolutely wonderful as well. I own four of them, and the covers/boxes in particular go above and beyond. Look at this. If you can fit them on your shelf, it's just gorgeous. I made a particularly tall top shelf when I built my Ikea bookshelf just to fit it in there for display purposes.

    I'm sure there are some haters out there willing to pay me for ruining people's reputations and spreading lies. I think I'll call up Bill O'Reilly.

    Awesome. Maybe you'll convince me. I'm not entirely unreasonable, just highly skeptical. That time-frame is sort of what scares me away from some of these games as well. I mean, think of all the anime I could be watching in that time! (Or, you know, other stuff I could do... I guess.)

    Alright, that does sound like something I would enjoy. Now all that's left is to muster up that commitment to sit through a 90 minute first episode. Believe me, I'd hate to be behind on chuunibyou myself. Yet I am. Gotta watch them tonight.

    What, you don't like having your flesh ripped? That's like the best thing about animals. I'd really like to get a dog myself. A real big, wolf-like one. But I don't think I'm ready for that sort of a responsibility right now. I like your neighborhood, it looks inviting. Especially with all the snow. Now that I see it, I remember that you showed me a picture of it once before. I think it might've been snowing in that picture too. As for video making, don't worry. If the iRate Gamer can do it, so can you! That should be on a motivational poster somewhere!

    Oh, and if you don't already know, the new Plinkett review is finally out. He's tackling another James Cameron classic, Titanic. I literally just noticed myself, so I haven't watched it yet. Hope it's up to his usual standard of terrifying, perverse excellence.
  8. Soverence
    2012-12-11 10:38
    I can believe that, we don't really pay attention at all to what Canada does so it makes some sense. I believe that as well, there is way too much bickering and not enough actually getting stuff done anymore.

    Well I think no body talks about white holes because we have never actually found one, they are nice to talk about in theory but we still can't be sure they exist. Logically, it would make sense that they exist but scientifically there is no true proof that they do exist.

    Of course there is going to be more of a focus on the main characters as the story approaches its climax as there should be, but way too many shows seem to focus too much on them and throw every other character away (granted sometimes this is a better choice but less often then it seems to be believed).

    I will agree with you for the most part on that. Taking a character out of place and trying to analyze them there makes no sense, place Yuno in K-ON and I could say she was out of place, doesn't make any sense to do so but I could. I know that it is a trademark of KyoAni, but even for them this felt very lazy and seemed like an attempt to make money more then anything else. (That is a assumption I make for most big companies by the way, that if they release a lazy series that seems to be aimed toward merchandise and such, I assume they made the series to make money and nothing more).

    As for K-ON itself, as you said they used a lot of their old trademark jokes and didn't really try anything creative or new, which is fine as long as it is done in a interesting way, but to me it just wasn't. I am going to compare it right now to Chuuni, Chuuni uses a lot of the old jokes but executes a lot of them in a way that makes them different or slightly more enjoyable. K-ON just executes them and that is it, it just felt really lazy to me. Yeah, I don't really mind the music genre marketing so much, the music genre has very little in it anyway and there is enough music in K-ON that I am willing to allow that one to slide. Never claimed that you were a K-ON fanboy, just arguing my stance on the anime (although you may be a fanboy in disguise O.O). Yeah, I will have to stick by the linear jokes idea but I don't recall ever stating the characters were empty shells. I remember saying that they were all very generic/cliche, which doesn't mean they are not interesting or that they don't have anything going for them, its just that they have been done before and usually better. (MioNumber#1WhatWho).

    Most likely, they have so much security with everything that they do that even their own people don't really know what is going on. I get that there needs to be some level of concealment but it honestly feels like they haven't told us anything in years. Yeah, there was the case with wikileaks but as you said it was because they had a man inside of the pentagon who copied the files straight from the computer.
  9. Echoes
    2012-12-10 17:33
    Leaving it in is obviously the least amount of work they could possibly do. I see that it was released in 2006 in America as well. Right in the middle of the anime boom's height. I don't know why a Japanese opening would scare off American customers (or why game companies think it would, as the case may be), but maybe I'm just living in my little anime bubble. I don't know.

    Sounds like a respectable career to me.

    I just don't know about Skyrim. I don't even know why I don't like it. Maybe I'll see if I can't borrow it one of these days. I'm sure one of my friends have it, they were talking about it a whole lot for a while. I'm noticing that I'm even starting to dislike games I used to like, such as Metal Gear. Gaming is looking mighty grim for me.

    Shin Sekai Yori is really good. Really good. It's incredibly heavy though. Those episodes just hit me like a brick. You have to get in the right mindset going in to them. I'll easily say it's the most mature title this season. It reminds me a lot of Noein, which is high praise. For Sherlock, that's actually the longest episode I've ever heard of. That's feature-length, literally. Not that strange when you think about it, TV shows are becoming more and more like movies overall. Which is great. You know what the only two shows I'm currently not up to date on are? Chuuni and SAO. Yeah. I don't know why either. That's the theme of this post. Me not knowing stuff.

    I haven't been to all that many farms myself, but I do love animals, so it's a nice opportunity. I've no idea if he altered it in any way, I sort of doubt it, but who knows what sort of technical sorceries he's begun indulging in since last I saw him, right? You seem to know a lot about photography though, that's really cool. Now I'll expect your videos to be Nolan-level cinematography. Anything less will be met with disappointment and scorn!
  10. Echoes
    2012-12-10 09:39
    Karma was the same song they used for the anime, right? I liked that opening a lot. They just removed the vocals without even replacing them with a dub? How lazy is that? Obviously I'm for keeping the original first and foremost, but just stripping the vocals and leaving it like that seems like a last-minute solution. I tried to look into a few of my favorite JRPGs, and I couldn't find any alternations. Koudelka, Shadow Hearts I and II, FFX. None of them had vocalized openings to begin with as far as I could tell. None of them are very "conventionally anime" in their aesthetic or sensibilities though, vocalized openings might be more common in games such as the Tales series, which is practically swimming in anime...ness.

    I'll start editing Wikipedia to my advantage full-time.

    That package is lame. In fact, you get disqualified from the program and can't collect any more cool-points if you purchase it. It's there to weed out the squares. Man, everyone knows art is objective. That's why everyone agrees about the end of Evangelion and stuff. I guess I'll just pretend that I played any new games the last 5-6 years and agree with your Skyrim joke. That's totally what it's like. You nailed it!

    They heard I didn't like the show and obviously they were afraid that would impact sales. I really am enjoying myself more with it now, and that's awesome. I wanted to like it, and now I can. In fact, a lot of shows rose noticeably in quality this week: Jormungand, Kamisama Kiss and Sukitte Ii na yo. Maybe I'm just in a really good mood? Nah. That can't be it. I'm never in a good mood. I have not seen the Sherlock series, but now that you mention it I remember an acquaintance recommending it strongly to me about a year back I believe. Confirmation is nice, sounds like that's one to look out for. Might be a nice live-action slot for the dry winter, there's literally nothing else I want to see until the next installments of Breaking Bad and Game of Thrones.

    Glad you liked it, there were a lot of funny and cute animals there. My father actually snapped that one, I don't know much about cameras, but it was a pretty big one. I'll definitely pass the positive feedback along though, I'm sure he'll be glad to hear it.

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