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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Echoes
    2012-12-10 07:18
    I don't actually think any of the JRPGs I've played had a vocalized opening, so I've dodged that bullet. The few I've played with dubbed voice acting I've actually had little to no problems with either. I don't know how that's possible, you'd think I'd be hard to please with all that anime-watching under my belt. Guess I've just been getting lucky.

    Damn them for beating me to the punch! I still like spoilophobia better though.

    You do lose some every time you disagree with me, that's why you were getting shortchanged! They're slippery bastards. But once you accumulate 1000 of them, you're allowed to carry a pimp cane and smack random people upside their heads and get away with it.

    I watched episode 9 of Psycho-Pass yesterday. Damn. Were they listening in on our conversation? They suddenly start giving me exactly what I wanted. More Beethoven, more focus on the villain, and some alone-time with, and development for, Akane. It's almost eerie. I'm not going to look for any sort of rational explanation for this, I'm just going to enjoy it.

    P.S. I was at a farm yesterday. Check out this crazy cow. It doesn't show that well in the picture, but its head was enormous. And that's actually a female, despite its horns.
  6. Soverence
    2012-12-09 19:22
    Well there is a lot going on currently over in Syria which does warrant some attention. Although honestly, I hope the U.S. doesn't go and get directly involved again if things start going bad, we need to stop acting like the world police. Space news has fallen out of interest of the main stream media once the shuttle program finally came to an end. Hmm I am just fine with the set of silly/immature jokes I currently have at my disposal thank you very much . Hmm, well as I know it Black Holes destroy / remove matter and White Holes create / insert matter, but what you said could be true as well.

    Yeah, that might have worked out to be a better amount of episodes, maybe even just one more to make it 13 would have been adequate as well. Yeah, at this point its pretty much done so they have to move forward as planned. Reading stuff on the forums though I was glad to read that all the characters actually still play a major part in the final two episodes, I was afraid that they might focus too much on Rikka and Yuuta, leaving everyone else to only play minor parts.

    I can see that. The main reason I watch anime is for the interesting stories, plots, and characters that really stand out, but even so I like for a change of pace every once in awhile. I enjoy a good comedy or parody anime to get me to laugh and sit back and enjoy the ride.

    The characters are just your typical moe genre girls for the most part, which let me make this clear, I have no problem with moe style girls, just mainly what some animes do with them. K-ON felt like a show that was trying to cater to all the possible factions of moe lovers more then it was trying to make a actually fun show. They are a very happy and fun loving bunch to watch, but they are not interesting at all besides that. The characters kind of remind me of the first time you see a clown, (lets assume we both love clowns, make this comparison easier xD) when they do the dance and squirt water on you with the fake flower, they can usually get you to laugh or at least smile. Now imagine that same clown follows you around for a month doing the same jokes throughout the day, it would probably get old pretty quickly. The genre itself is not bad, its just that K-ON is in my opinion a terrible example for it.

    I think the reason why people don't seem to realize it anymore is because U.S. citizens seem to be getting less and less trustworthy of those in power and because of it are getting further detached from them. Meaning we kind of see this sneaking in to get information okay because well, they are probably lying to us anyway so we will do what we have to to get the information we need. Most important documents have multiple digital and hard copies, can never be too safe right?
  7. Echoes
    2012-12-08 20:32
    It goes up to 200? Goodbye sleep indeed! That's pretty cool about the singer doing both the English and Japanese version of the song. I know I've seen that somewhere else, but I can't put my finger on it right now. I guess there Ef A Tale of Memories, but that's not entirely the same thing. I'm a little surprised there even is an English version, you'd think most people who would play blatantly anime-themed JRPGs wouldn't mind a Japanese opening.

    Probably true. I'm a little spoiler-phobic. (Spoilophobic?)

    That Micheal Jackson thing is so strange I still have trouble believing it. But hearing the music, it does lend credence to it, I have to admit. It works shockingly well. That's an old-school device. About as technologically advanced as the one I currently use though. At least mine is smaller now. Bringing the Sonic CD CD (wow, what a horrible phrase) everywhere gives you massive cool points in my book.

    Another whole week of waiting? That's not cool. Way not cool.
  8. Echoes
    2012-12-08 09:31
    I don't know how hard that is to achieve, but even just completing an entire JRPG is a task unto itself. Animated scenes like that are a nice bonus, especially for anime fans!

    You never know! Well, I never know. I think that I'm just not a fan of that urban vice and crime theme in a game setting. I like a lot of those kinds of movies, but there's something that doesn't click with me when you put it into a game.

    Awesome. That track is just insane. I love it as well. But that level can drive me nuts! I had forgotten about that soundtrack thing! I had it for the PC version way back when. Long, long before I had my own computer.

    Right. Beer is good for smart-making. In your brain. That's why it tastes so bad, don'tchu know? All healthy things taste bad.

    I was going to ask whether you got the part or not, but I ended up reading the latest blog post before replying and found out for myself. Too bad about that. There's always Monday! And music. And Vesperia.
  9. Soverence
    2012-12-07 08:31
    Yeah, they still have news on it but I feel that space news has not been so main stream for the media as it use to be. More dense then your mom Oooo! But seriously it is so weird to think about it, how something could possibly be that massive and just destroy matter. I like to think that the theory of white holes is true as well, because then it makes more sense but who knows.

    Hmm, I think I would have liked it less if the showed moved at a pace totally similar to this episode, besides the fact it wouldn't have made sense to do so since nothing really goes on early on except comedy and some minor development points which are still done in a comedic way. It gets some leeway to move more sporadically because it is approaching the climax, but I just felt like this episode crammed too much into too little. Not to say it was a terrible episode, just average compared to the other episodes before it. <- well I don't totally agree with this guys review, he hits home on a lot of my feelings about the show. I don't like judging a show before seeing it but based on the synopsis and who is making it, it leans toward a K-ONess style that I will probably avoid. I am open to most genre's as well, but the show has to be interesting which K-ON just wasn't to me.

    I think they kind of died down once all the 4chan twelve year olds started calling themselves members of anonymous. Its hard to keep a group together when there is no leader and no one knows each other. I mainly use the prepaid cards to buy stuff online, one exception is for my league of legends account. Well there is always a risk, it is still safe enough that I am willing to use it. Yeah, hard copies really aren't going to be lost or destroyed in one person's lifetime.
  10. Soverence
    2012-12-06 23:54
    I am not sure if that is true, I think it is possible right now for us to reach mars, but for anyone who goes it is a one way trip. I know there was a private company that was working on plans for a Mars colony about a year ago and was looking for people willing to make the one way trip, not sure if they ever made any moves forward with that. Also last week I guess NASA discovered the second biggest black hole known to man, it has 17 billions times the mass of our Sun ... that is heavy.

    As you said, we got a glimpse of things to come. This episode was a set-up as much as it was a tease. Compared to the other episodes this one felt really sporadic and changed tones every 4 minutes. (starting off with drama/romance friend talk, 4 min later comedy, 4 min later romance, 4 min later serious development, 4 min later comedy, 4 min later drama, 4 min later cliffhanger) Well we see some of this in earlier episodes, it doesn't happen no where near as much as it did in this episode and it brought down the whole experience for me. It felt rushed, like they needed to make a lot happen really fast and lacked pacing. Personally, I am not a big fan of the moe school life genre, Chuunibyou is a exception I found. Stuff like K-ON honestly is really bad so I have no interest in Tamako Market.

    Well Anonymous hasn't really done anything in awhile and even when they did stuff it wasn't that big of a deal usually. But I get what you mean, sensitive data should not be stored on a computer where people can get to it without you even knowing. Like when the Playstation Network was hacked a year or two ago and they stole like 100,00 people's credit card informations, that was a big deal. Having a back up hard copy is a pretty good idea usually.

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