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  1. Echoes
    2011-11-18 17:21
    Don't lie, you know it's true!

    Ah, that's right, I did hear great things about the soundtrack. That might be something I should check out, even if I'm never going to revisit the series itself. I actually never had Cartoon Network, I guess I should be thankful? :P

    In this time of opulence, there's a lot of good stuff you simply have to forget about, you can't watch it all. Unless you devote your life to it.

    No, that's just me being silly and translating it too literally. It can get confusing sometimes, with Norwegian and English both being Germanic languages, there area a lot of similar words with the same origin that are now used differently. Sometimes I slip up. "Ovn" in Norwegian is basically the same word as oven in English, except that like you said, we use it in a broader sense for several different heat-producing objects.

    Oh, how wonderful. Both that everyone's enjoying it and that people are interested in your thoughts on it. Must be quite an episode, I'll try to watch it tonight myself.
  2. Echoes
    2011-11-18 16:21
    No argument here.

    Such a prodigy. I don't even think my school had any such program. Not that I would have been selected anyway, I was good, but not that exceptional.

    It certainly had a lot going for it in the originality department, and I do wish I could have enjoyed it, but I have a natural aversion to things that feature, uhm, bodily excretions, too heavily. I'm not that much of a prude in general, but that kind of stuff just irks me and overshadows whatever else is going on. Man, I saw some disgusting Ren and Stimpy clips when I was younger too. It didn't actually air on television here, at least not on any of the regular channels, but a friend's mother ran a store that sold alternative cinema, b-movies and all kinds of foreign film. They showed me Ren and Stimpy, and boy was it disgusting. There was an episode where maggots were living inside his stomach because he ate some sort of nasty soup, and they kept using this x-ray vision to show us what they maggots were up to. Horrible, just horrible. :P

    Oh certainly, that might very well happen, but when there's so much I want to see, it's hard to pick up something that long. Those shows are gluttons when it comes to your free time, you know?

    Actually, I sort of hate having the oven on. It makes me feel so dry. But there's no other option when it gets this damn freezing. The mornings are *the worst.*

    I have not seen it yet, but I did download it. I will take your word for it, not that I needed much convincing, but that recommendation seals the deal!
  3. Echoes
    2011-11-18 03:26
    Oh yeah. I love his Western-style stories about cowboys, Indians and violence, yet there's always a wholesome quality, a moral lesson, in them.

    I honestly didn't have many toys either. Certainly very few dinosaurs. I read books about them. With luscious pictures and facts that I memorized. I think I must've had at least five different books cataloging different dinosaurs, I might still have some of them somewhere. You sound like you had it made in school, making movies, damn. All I got was confession and wafers. :<

    Haha, that's the only Gainax show I've seen and actually not liked. Just too much toilet-humor (sometimes literally) for my taste. It's so disgusting, reminds me of Ren and Stimpy. :P

    I might try out Hikaru no Go at some point, it's certainly not something I'm discounting. With my record, chances are good that I'll enjoy it. 26 episodes is usually a nice cut-off point for me. Anything more than that, and it'll have to really sound promising for me to pick it up.

    It spreads it love throughout the room. Even now, I can feel its warm embrace. Though we are apart physically, we are connected by a strong bond!

    I'll hit the hay now, good night!
  4. Echoes
    2011-11-18 02:37
    I love his music, he can weave such simple, yet incredibly intriguing tales with his music. He's a storyteller at heart, with the music being his medium.

    I loved to learn when I was around that age too, probably even more-so than now. I was very interested in natural science, but I loved to read as well. Naturally as a stereotypical young boy I had a huge fascination with dinosaurs, which led to a lot of reading about natural history.

    I love that distinct Gainax style. It's so unique and crazy.

    Super Smash is sort of fun too, I've only played it a couple of times with friends. Not being a Nintendo-guy, there aren't too many characters I can relate to, but they added Sonic and Solid Snake, so no complaints!

    They can make an anime about anything, apparently. And make it good, too! I haven't seen Hikaru no Go, but I've heard good things. I almost never pick up anything that long though, I just don't have the patience for it generally.

    Haha. Well, I got cold while I was out walking, and then I realized my room was no better, in fact it was so cold that I would have trouble being able to fall asleep, as I experienced yesterday. And my oven was nowhere to be found! Luckily it was tucked away. I guess I worded myself poorly. :P It wasn't out on the street waiting for me, though that would be a very romantic and lovely story.
  5. Echoes
    2011-11-18 01:14
    Johnny Cash has some great prison blues. I know you don't like country, though, don't know if you'd make an exception for the man in black!

    Yeah. But you're also happy that you spent some of that it, however annoying it may have seemed at the time, learning things that you didn't understand the importance of back then.

    It started off strong, but it got more and more epic at the end. In the literal sense of the word, things got BIG. I think it was a great adventure, most of my issues with the shows were with some of the ridiculous characters/character designs and out of nowhere plot points. But it's the kind of show where you just let the little things go for the bigger picture, it's a ride, not an essay. Got to love that animation style too.

    It's really the only game I took seriously and entered tournaments and such for, which I actually drew a lot of positive experiences from. I'd probably be better off if I spent all that time on something else, but hey, no one's perfect. Warcraft III has a genuinely fantastic story though, too bad you'd miss out on that. Then again, there's more than enough games out there with great stories, I'm sure.

    Neat. I've never played igo, nor shogi. I saw Shion no Ou, though, and learned a tiny bit of shogi from that. Absolutely fantastic series by the way, but I know you've got enough on your plate.

    Oh, that was nice of you. Bet it looked nice. I went for a walk as well, but it was not a very pleasant experience, it's unbelievably cold. I finally found my oven, though, so that's something.
  6. Echoes
    2011-11-17 23:05
    Hit it, man. I love blues.

    When you're young, there's so much stuff you don't appreciate. It's often like "Why should I bother learning this? This is boring!", but when you're all grown up, you're damn glad you did. Well, those of us who actually grow up think like that, anyway. ~~

    Ah, yes. My relationship with Gurren Lagann is complicated. When it first aired, I had just started watching ongoing series, and was following it. I thought it had something going, but it never drew me in entirely, and around episode 15~ I just got so fed up with the series that I dropped it. A few months later, I decided to finish it after all, trying to just ignore the parts that irked me, and I ended up enjoying it a little more. Something I'd put in the category of "good, not great" at the time. Then the movies came out, and I decided to watch them too. Something just clicked for me then. I loved the movies, they were excellent, and I "got" the epic feel of the show to a much greater degree. Since then, I've rewatched the series and grown to appreciate it more than I initially did, though for some reason, I still prefer the movies.

    RTS is definitely a niche-thing, I think. With the release of Starcraft 2 and all, a lot of people are playing them, but the thing is, to get a lot out of them, you need to put a lot in. I probably wouldn't have even played RTS myself if it wasn't for Blizzard entertainment. I grew up with Warcraft II, Starcraft, then I matured into Warcraft III and that actually played a pretty big part in my life and was my main hobby for several years. I played it a lot and made some achievements I'm actually sort of proud of. Within context of course, there's a limit to how proud you can be of an accomplishment in gaming. :P

    I used to play a little bit of chess back in the day. Haven't played in ages now, but that's good brain exercise for sure, and can be really fun and intense if you play with someone who's on your level. Incidentally, the chess (Too Many Queens) puzzles from Layton were some of my favorites.

    Drive safe, don't get lost in the snow! Terrifying things happen when it snows. At least in horror movies.
  7. Echoes
    2011-11-17 22:16
    Don't let them commercials keep you down.

    Well, not everyone has the ability to pick things up to the level you do I'm sure, and even more unfortunate, there are a lot of people who just aren't that interested in speaking correctly or learning a language properly. I know guy who's older than me, born and raised here, but his written work is close to incomprehensible. He failed his Norwegian exam five times... and he still doesn't think it's his fault. >_>

    With all those 7-episode trials, I'm sure your mecha-exposure adds up to a couple of full series. :P I haven't seen any of the other Macross series personally, but it's something I would be willing to check out if I were to break the mecha-barrier.

    It's working out pretty well. Of course, I haven't yet met anyone who could only speak French, so I'm not sure how impressed they would be with my gibberish imitations of French-sounding words. Lots of people dislike Starcraft. I mean, it's a 15 year old game, it's a wonder it's still popular at all. But it has a solid fanbase, even outside Korea, which is largely due to its nigh-perfect and incredibly innovative engine. Watching pro-Starcraft was a lot of fun, the amount of mind-games, and the out-of-this-world micro-management with keyboard and mouse that takes place is simply mind-blowing. In Korea, it's a damn art-form. It's not something I do much anymore though, the English community sort of died down. RTS games certainly aren't for everyone. They require a very high level of concentration at all times, and you have to start from scratch and build your way up again each and every game. They're simply exhausting to play, the stark opposite of what many people want from games: to just kick back and have some fun. Of course, that might have absolutely nothing to do with why you dislike them at all, but I know it holds true for several people I know. RTS are simultaneously the most frustration and the most rewarding competitive games I've ever played, by a long-shot.
  8. Echoes
    2011-11-17 21:06
    Yeah, do that, it's a godsend when it does work, so don't discard it unless you absolutely have to.

    Learning a language is just one of those things you have to sit down and really study for, it cannot truly be summarized in any meaningful way. I mean it's nice to learn little things here and there, but to get a real understanding, you gotta buckle down.

    Ah, I've seen some people compare it to that, yeah. I don't think they're all that similar myself. Azumanga Daioh is completely down to earth, while Nichijou is insanely spastic and over the top and experimental. I like both, but Azumanga Daioh is easily my favorite of the two, that's a great show.

    Ah yeah, that's the image I got of a cliche mecha show too, although I've never really seen one. Macross Frontier has a lot of good stuff going for it, have you been any of the other Macross series or movies?

    I know no French at all. I'm probably at negative knowledge, I know -5 French words. I know a tiny bit of German, but even calling it a tiny bit would probably be an insult to German people everywhere, I know even less German than I do Japanese. You know, I've actually been exposed to a lot of Korean, but I never really picked up any of it, too hectic of an exposure. I used to watch a lot of pro-Starcraft. That used to be one of my main hobbies, and everything was commentated on and narrated in Korean. I memorized some Korean names and stuff, and bisu apparently means dagger, that's the only one I remember. I liked how serious they took Starcraft; players were usually referred to by their real names, not their accounts/nicks.
  9. Echoes
    2011-11-17 20:32
    Hmm, weird, that's too bad, it does a great job for me.

    I appreciate the offer, but I doubt that'll do much good. Learning a new language takes hundreds, if not thousands of man-hours.

    A lot of people were. That was part of the backlash. A lot of people just plain didn't care for its style of humor either, it wasn't *all* failure to deliver as expected. I too had no real expectations either way, and ended up quite pleased with the outcome. It was on shaky ground with me for the first 10 episodes or so with me, as every episode was a mixed bag, but in the second half it really picked up and I enjoyed every episode to a great extent from then on.

    I have very little experience in the genre. I tried picking up Gundam 00 when that aired, but I didn't end up following it because the first two episodes bored me. That was 3-4 years ago though, and I've never experienced much with any hard-mecha shows other than that. I plan to someday, but it's a genre that has failed to draw my attention yet. Like you, I need another carrot dangling in my face to try out a mecha show, like sparkling colors, moe, a thoughtful plot etc. If giant robots is the main draw, then I'll probably pass. I plan to try to watch the original Gundam at some point in the future, see if that sparks any interest in me, but it's not imminent on my agenda.

    Ah yes, that's right, it's the ending from Chobits, isn't it? There's a song called that in Code Geass too, damn. I actually remember it most fondly as the opening (performed by Nightmare) to Claymore, one of my all-time favorite shows. I guess the Japanese got a thing for that expression. Can't blame'em, using French words like that makes you sound smart!
  10. Echoes
    2011-11-17 19:43
    Adblocker doesn't even block stuff on for you? Have you configured it to do that manually?

    That's wonderful. I'll never reach that stage, I just don't have the motivation and discipline to start learning it properly I think.

    I don't know if that was the problem. I don't think anyone mistook it for anything but a comedy, I mean, how could you? I think it had more to do with expectations. People were expecting Kyoto to make, well, a Kyoto-show. I.e. plenty of moe, with some comedy and drama on the side. Instead they got a wacky comedy with an art-style not optimized for moe-fication and with nothing but skit-based antics. I can relate to not liking the humor, as I didn't care for all of it myself, but I don't think the show was judged fairly; i.e. on its own merits.

    Ah, alright. I know you love the show, s'why I asked. I think it's a great show too, but I can't match your enthusiasm. I will probably see those movies eventually though, as the show more than warranted a second look, even if the movies didn't add any new scenes at all, I'd probably still watch them just for a revisit. It's been, goodness, 3 years apparently, since I saw it. When it comes to Ranka, a lot of people found her annoying and useless as a character. That's never a charge I've really levied against anyone, because I don't view characters as pieces on a chessboard with a strategy to fulfill; i.e. I don't think they need a raison d'etre. I just want them to be interesting or compelling, and I thought Ranka fulfilled at least the latter, if not both.

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