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  1. Echoes
    2012-12-05 05:29
    Damn. Your family is really multifaceted. I expect it to hold a little more weight if you've watched the game. It's always like that, little things you pick up on and whatnot. As long as it's stand-alone storywise, that's enough for me. I can definitely understand why group viewings enhance the experience. That's the normal reaction. And then there's me. All alone on the other side of the river.

    They were practically giving it away. Less than 1/6 of what it originally cost... so I thought what the hell. The cover was nice and it's Final Fantasy. How bad could it be, right? Despite what everyone has told me.... I guess I'll find out if I ever dare to to play it. Sonic 06 is awesome though. You need to get your boot off of Sonic's neck, that's what you need to do. All this hate for Sonic, it's just a fad, and you're riding the hate-wave!

    Nah, just kidding, I don't like 3D Sonic games at all. Fuckin' hate them all. As the good book says: "There is no one righteous, not even one." (Romans 3:10.) They were talking about Sonic. Even back then, they knew.

    Oh boy, Umineko, that one's a little hard to explain. It's one of those I'll give a qualified recommendation for, but it's a bit more complicated than that. No spoilers, but there's a big uhm, thing, that happens in the series, it takes a really bizarre turn. The first third of the series or so is great. It has tension, it's genuinely creepy, and it's exploring the characters well. Fantastic setting (a large mansion on a remote island, a big family gathering where they're all alone), right up my alley. Then all of that is tossed straight out the window, and the series starts to incorporate something which is so bizarre and so jarring in its tonal shift that it leaves you dumbfounded. It was obviously taken from the games, but some of it makes *no sense whatsoever* in the context of a series. I won't actually spoil it for you, but here's an out of context example that will give you the idea. A woman is speaking and tells the guy "when I speak in red text (which shows up on screen), you know will I'm telling the truth." That's obviously a game mechanic that was lifted wholesale and is ri-donking-diculous in an anime series!

    That might all sound horrible, but here's the thing, I still enjoyed the series. In one sense, it was a massive letdown, in another, it was a very enjoyable first third followed by two more parts that were clearly marred in many ways, but still had a lot of other things going for them. At the very least, I'll guarantee you there's not much else out there like it. It all comes down to this: If you can get past the jarring shift in focus and accept the absurd premise that the series turns out to be based on, you might enjoy it. Otherwise, you're going to think it's ridiculously stupid. It is a series that I recognize has many big flaws, but which I overall really like in spite of that.

    That suplex thing sounds like a good idea regardless of whether or not you get the part. I love your zealous devotion to the Vanilla Coke. That's the mark of a true gentleman.

    Yeah.... I can't complain right now. Still haven't gotten my other package, though. You know what else is great, though? The people I purchased Bakemonogatari from lied about what it cost on the sticker they slapped on the package. I guess slapping "hey, this tiny package is worth almost 200$" on it would make people more likely to pocket it. Now, I don't know how import works in Canada, but around these ultra-socialist parts, anything you import is subject to a 25% flat fee. Whatever it's worth, you pay 25% of that to the state when you import it. So I just went from paying 25% of 180 bucks, to 25% of 50 bucks! (What they claimed it was worth on the sticker.) So sweet. You'll get yours soon enough too. I can feel it in the air! (Or is that my body going numb from the cold?)
  2. Echoes
    2012-12-05 03:25
    Only penultimate? That won't do. I'll accept nothing but the best. My interest has now entirely waned! Nah, just kidding. If the movie was worth watching three times, I'm sure it has something going for it. I don't think I'm the live screening kind of guy. I'm too easily irritated. Not that it isn't worth it to see something on the big screen, but I've never really felt that the presence of people I don't already know added anything. That's obviously just me, though. Crotchety old man in the making.

    Yeah.. I don't know anything about them personally, just the stuff I read. I only shopped there once. Bought FFXIII for like... less than 10 dollars. Still haven't touched it! Is Japan shopper's heaven..... or a shopper's hell? Those prices are insane. I'd be be ten grand in debt before I left the country. The yakuza would chop my left hand off and use it as a back-scratcher! Maybe it'd be worth it though. I can get by with one hand. As long as I have a suitcase full of anime blu-rays!!

    They're actually releasing Umineko now, and guess what? SAME NAMING SCHEME. This time actually properly on the box as well. What's wrong with a fully translated title there? "When the Seagulls Cry." Sounds ominous enough to me. Gotta get that buzzword in there, I suppose. They're also copying a marketing strategy that failed Geneon utterly, since Higurashi was a complete flop for them; horrible sales. Do. Not. Get. It.

    You did, and now the karmic forces are aligning against you! It wasn't a severe sin though, so I'm sure the thing will arrive very soon regardless. We don't have cherry coke either, outside of the few stores that do import. While I'm not a huge fan of cherry coke (it's alright, I just usually prefer vanilla or plain), I tried a cherry 7-up the other day. That was surprisingly tasty. I could get addicted to those if they were cheaply and readily available.

    Guess what, it snowed here overnight. Looks really beautiful. Not too much just yet, and it's still freezing cold though. Guess what again! I got my Bakemonogatari. YES! Now I gotta (literally) dust off my PS3 so I can dig into those juicy extras.
  3. Flower
    2012-12-04 21:33
    Hmm ... well, for me it was a terrible show - not only b/c it was iM@S related, but also b/c my fave seiyuu Hocchan was cast the way she was ... I was really hit hard by her betrayal....
  4. Flower
    2012-12-04 21:27
    Yeah ... I am kinda suspicious of Puchimas as well ... but hey, it's iM@S related so it can't be all bad, right? [cough, cough xenoglossia cough, cough]
  5. Flower
    2012-12-04 21:16
    Hmm ... well, you may have already seen my post, but here's mine:

    Spoiler for Winter 2013 series am curious about:
  6. Flower
    2012-12-04 21:03
    Fair enough my good sir, fair enough. And ty for the kind advice.

    BTW ... before I forget ... speaking of looking forward to things - what series are you curious about next season?
  7. Flower
    2012-12-04 20:55
    BTW - I can't rep you for your comment on Hyouka being boring ... I literally lol'd. Well played sir
  8. Flower
    2012-12-04 20:51
    TBH I have never really been a fan of the mecha genre (and Xenoglossia didn't help any -_- ), so FMPanic not being interesting is not a big surprise, I guess. (Plus violent tsunderes just totally rub me the wrong way.)

    I had Great Expectations for both Hyouka and Chuuni, and they were fulfilled. Was looking forward to Nichijou, and really enjoyed it. Etc., etc., etc.

    So for now I am looking forward to Tamako Market....
  9. Flower
    2012-12-04 20:44
    Hmm ... well, I have liked everything KyoAni made except the FMPanic series - everything. So - not a ravenous fanboy, but a pretty intense one, I guess.
  10. Flower
    2012-12-04 19:51
    For someone who says Hyouka and Chuuni2 were pleasant surprises what else can I conclude but that your stance in anti-KyoAni?!

    Fiend I say! FIEND!

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