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  1. Echoes
    2012-12-03 03:05
    Happy families are extinct where I live. I think they were outlawed in the beginning of the century.

    Good luck with that. My controller would have been tossed around and crushed long before I'd go through with it.

    Heh-heh... that's not nice! You know I can't spell out what you're thinking right now. I'd be arrested!

    Aye, I bet you did. Game of Thrones was incredibly popular, I'm sure it's been over-hyped to the extreme. I haven't followed any of the discussion online, but I'm sure it gets heated. And nerdy. Super-nerdy. I didn't really expect the sex stuff coming in. I don't watch too many television shows these days, but I guess they gotta exploit the fact that they're on HBO. I've never played of the Age of Empire games, but I am a big fan of RTS. Well, I was I suppose, nothing good to play these days. I spent (read: wasted) countless hours on Warcraft III back in the day though, so maybe that's a good thing.

    You're saying we don't already have a ton of titles that make no sense? I remember my friend scrolling through my external HD and suddenly uttering "Kiddy Grade!? WTF dude..." I had to explain that it had nothing to do with kids... or a grade. I'm not sure he believed me.

    Gotta love your unbridled optimism. Stranger things have happened, I suppose. ^^ You could probably easily make it alone of course. I've heard the requirements vary greatly from con to con, from super strict to "hand in a paper with semi-English words on it and the floor is yours."

    Oh yeah, he is a focal point, that's for sure. And the rest will likely be more fleshed out soon enough. I'm just not that drawn to any of them yet. I guess I really was stating the obvious when I said that Akane is the most relatable character. That's her role, she's the everyman. What I should have said was that this is currently all she is to me, a newcomer enabling self-insertion and easy exposition. Important things, no doubt, but I have the same problem with her as I do with the enforcers; I find her personality a little flat and hard to latch on to. Early on in the series there were some scenes with her alone just getting dressed, ordering food and such in her apartment. That was good. Gave me a feel for her character. (And allowed some quick world-building too.) I'd like some more of that, I think. That being said, I just watched Episode 8 today, and that was my favorite episode since the first one. I really liked it. What's not to like about a batshit crazy guy who dresses like a hunter, puts out bear traps for schoolgirls to step on, all the while humming Beethoven's ninth? This might be the start of something great.
  2. Soverence
    2012-12-02 23:10
    It really was a powerful phrase to say, I am sure he had put some thought behind it before saying it.He also claims that isn't the exact phrase that he uttered, he said that what he said was, "One small step for a man, one giant leap for man". But while it was being transmitted the a got lost, its not a big deal but it does change the meaning of the quote a little.

    I really don't search youtube that much anymore, I have a couple videos I watch every so often (mainly amv's) and that is about it unless I am bored. I have a feeling though things are going to get worse eventually with how many different laws on this topic are trying to get passed every which way. I have to agree with you there, the only series I have really enjoyed from western tv have been house and x-files, both of which I hold in very high regards. I tried doctor who and sherlock, and they weren't bad, I thought they were good but I just couldn't get myself to keep watching them.

    Hmmm, that may be true, but fresh ideas are getting harder and harder to come by, there is a limit to how many different ways you can do something and still have it be reasonable to execute. Also its hard to spend actual time and effort to making a game, most people saw what happened to Curt Shillings company with Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning, he spent so much time and effort into making the game, that even when the game was done and it was a great game (trust me, it was) his company went bankrupt because the game didn't sell enough to pay off the debt.

    I will agree with you there, the whole Kindle thing just drives me crazy, if I am going to read a book I want to have a paperback copy in my hands to read it. I get that the books on the kindle are cheap and easy to access, but something about it just feels so wrong and I would never really enjoy it. Hmmm that makes sense, if you put the effort into it and actually care about what you are blogging, then that is enough.

    Hmm, what you are implying here is that very few people gain wisdom as they grow older as well though which is something I can't agree with. I am not sure if you meant to imply that with your statements but you did (refer to your previous post if you are confused ). I will agree there, it is not possible to completely get over a traumatic event because they always change the person as well. I think you see negative things first when you look back because they are usually what played the biggest role in making you who you are today, yes positive events can do that as well but its not very often positive events can cause massive changes in a person.
  3. Echoes
    2012-12-02 02:56
    I can get all of that. Except the love. Ain't got none of that to spare, especially for something as trivial as wife-making.

    I'm sure you could if you put your mind to it. I don't know what'd be more frustrating between that and Battletoads. I actually played through X and X2 again. X2 was even harder than I remembered. Damn that evil Sigma!

    I've known you long enough to essentially read your mind now. I knew exactly what you were getting at!

    Game of Thrones absolutely improves with time. The first couple of episodes aren't that great taken on their own, although I still enjoyed them. The second season is where things *really* pick up, that whole thing was just epic, in every sense of the word. I would not recommend the series if you're not a fan of the medieval setting, though. Game of Thrones is relatively low-magic, so the medieval setting is integral to everything, including customs and battles. Just skip it if you're not a medieval fantasy fan. That's one of my favorite genres, so I was thoroughly entertained by the series. The only part I don't like is the sex scenes. They're unnecessary and far too frequent. I guess the series is like a lot of anime in that regard. It also makes it a series that's hard to recommend to people without qualifying the statement. Oh well, it's not a big deal I suppose, just a little annoying that there's this one pandering inclusion in an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable series.

    Ah, I see. The title makes as little sense as the premise.

    Aye, sticking to what you know is the best way to succeed. If you're honestly passionate, that'll naturally draw people to you.

    I listened to that Kalafina song a good 3-4 times while reading your impressions and typing up a response, so yeah, I liked it a lot too. Great piece. I really don't care about the enforcers in Psycho-Pass. Akane is sympathetic and relatable, but I feel that even she is fairly uninteresting when push comes to shove. I'm definitely going to be sticking with it, though. Like I've said, it's exactly the sort of show I normally love. It might just need some more time to build for me to get into it. It's unfortunate that I'm not able to appreciate it when I can clearly see they're trying something different and virtually trope-free. The first episode had a Ghost in the Shell: SAC feel to it. I hope they'll revitalize that atmosphere at some point.
  4. Echoes
    2012-12-01 12:17
    I've heard of building wives, but blending them? Now you're crossed the line.

    There are a lot of masochists out there willing to try just that. There's a no-hit playthrough of Megman X3 on Youtube. Assuming it's still there. I think you should go with the old-school RPG thing, make a 500-part Chrono Trigger let's-play.

    Realize how smart what you just did was, you mean.

    CG can definitely be used well. I think it's best used for exactly the sort of stuff you just described now; backgrounds and otherworldly landscapes. Of course, you can't litter it all over your movie like the prequels did, that obviously doesn't work. I don't know if you've seen Game of Thrones, but that's an example of (usually) well applied CG. The vast majority of the series is without a speck of CG, but it's there when there's a scene with something that can't practically be constructed, like floating sky castles.

    I'm not watching a show that has "cat shit" in its title. (I actually do sort of know what that one's about, some sort of rodents firing guns at each other, right..?)

    Mixing anime and video game videos works very well. There's a huge amount of crossover between those two communities. Almost everyone who watched anime likes games to some degree, and I think there's a lot of casual anime fans who are hardcore gamers as well, so there's a nice market to tap into there.

    Alright, awesome. I really like the new look of the blog, first of all. Nothing wrong with black, but I think the lighter colors work even better now that I've been exposed to them. There's no snow here for me to dance in for your first musical post, but that's a really soothing Kalafina song. It sure is cold enough to create that winter mood though. So very, very cold. I read the impressions post, good thoughts. I agree with a lot of it, as you already know. The one show where our opinions most diverge is probably Sakurasou, which I did not like at all. Would you say the two first episodes (all I watched) paint an accurate picture of the show? Sadly, I can't really get into Psycho-Pass either. Though I'm still watching that one. I don't know what it is. Weak supporting cast, maybe? I'm frankly a little shocked that I'm not getting much out of this; likely my biggest surprise of the season, especially with that stellar first episode.

    I'm actually only watching half of what you wrote about (figured I'd save but Littler Busters until it was done airing, but I'm getting a little impatient), now that I look it over. Which is good, means there won't be that much overlap if I write a post too.
  5. Soverence
    2012-12-01 00:08
    Neil Armstrong, nice.

    I always found that "blocked in certain countries" to be the most annoying thing that they did, at least if they remove it I know it is gone. The reason is quite simple really, the media industry is hurting pretty bad right now for multiple different reasons, bad overall economy, lack of fresh content, lack of overall interest. I was talking with one of my friends about big main stream tv right now and how there really is very little going on anymore. House got cancelled a little while ago and that was the longest running series left on. Shows are getting cancelled after 1 season now regularly and nothing besides NCIS is holding a actual audience.

    I spent a large amount of my childhood playing video games, it was what I loved to do so that was mainly what I did. They really have some of the best games, but there are a lot of good games out today as well, its just that we don't remember all the crappy ones that were made back then so it seems better.

    I have read books before, and its just hard for them to hold my interest usually. Write a blog do you? that is pretty cool. I have thought about doing stuff like that, but there is so many people who do so its like why really bother.

    It does seem that way, its more about the money then the sake of making a good movie. Its not too much like it, it still has its own twists, but I can see some similarities. Well hard for me to say, but either was it was still a enjoyable movie.

    Hmm, there is a big difference between moving on though and suppressing it, one is actually handling it and coming to terms with it and the other is ignoring it. I get what you mean there though, when you look back you mainly see the negative things first and foremost before anything positive.

    Well gosh darn I feel stupid xD. Sounds like a good meal to me, that is for sure! Yeah same here, seeing family part, I go back every 2 or 3 months for a visit so its not that bad but still nice. That I did! although my day was mainly eating ham and watching football with the family
  6. Triple_R
    2012-11-30 21:49
    Loved your Nise/Medaka Box joke.

    But in all serious, I don't see Koyomi as a Gary Stu so much as I see him as The Man with 1,000 Personalities (each perfectly attuned to each member of his harem ). An anime blogger once joked that Koyomi would probably explode from personality clashes if there was ever a scene involving him and three or more of his harem members. I'm inclined to agree, lol.
  7. Echoes
    2012-11-30 02:08
    What else am I supposed to do with my blender?

    Awesome. Go for a no-hit playthrough. Without exploiting the robot masters' weaknesses. Any favorite games of the X franchise? I'm a huge fan of the SNES games, other than those I've only played X4 and X5, neither of which I completed yet. X3 is my favorite of the bunch, but I'm having trouble deciding whether X or X2 is the better of the other two. I know the prevailing opinion is that X is the best one, and it wins out in terms of robot masters and weapons, but X2 is a lot better about the difficulty. X is too easy to blaze through, with the exception of the very last form of Sigma. One day I'll get it together and try some old-school RPGs. I'm sure I'm missing out. Just one of those things.

    It hasn't arrived yet. I'm getting my goat ready. If it doesn't arrive by Monday, I'm putting my altar to use.

    Self-lacing Nikes are important too. Just imagine what you could do with all the... minutes you save from not tying your shoes. Why, you'd be able to watch a whole episode extra of Days of Our Lives every year!

    Nothing beats it. I know exactly what you mean about too clean. Some things just aren't meant for HD, and when you blow them up it just looks weird, or even bad. That's a problem even with new stuff; some shows look *worse* on blu-ray because it exposes every little mistake and detail. That's also a huge problem I have with CG in general. It sticks out. It doesn't look natural. There's a grittiness that's just not there; that endearing sense of wear and imperfection all natural things have is lacking.

    You're hard at work earning it. I might join you on doing a 2012 thoughts thing... if I manage to keep up with things at a reasonable pace this time. Sigh! I'll read yours regardless, interested to see how you think it's all panned out. Nice to hear the video planning is on schedule and progressing nicely. That's a much easier way to build an audience. It's also the easiest way on the internet to have homophobic and racist slurs thrown at you. Which I've always assumed was your goal with this whole operation.
  8. Triple_R
    2012-11-29 15:10
    Aawwww... and here I was hoping you'd comment on my little Madoka Magica lead-in, lol.

    Thanks for replying, all the same.
  9. Echoes
    2012-11-28 18:57
    Just when I was getting used to the taste of cardboard.

    Yeah man. I'm really into the X series, so it'll probably be easy for me to grow fond of the original series. X, X2 and X3 are some of my favorite 2D platformers. The graphics and soundtracks are almost literally perfect. They're exactly what I want in my platforming. The gameplay just melts my face off too, I'll never tire of those. There's not a soul on this earth who's told me anything bad about Chrono Trigger, I definitely do want to get into that. I tried it once, and wasn't digging it, but that was a long time ago. I have a hard time getting into RPGs that aren't turn-based, I think that's my problem.

    Now you double-jinxed it! I'm doomed. Doooooooooooooooooooooomed.

    I've got a whole laundry list of neat ideas. But where's the science? I was promised flying cars and robot limbs!

    It's true. We got it good. Still.. living through it is a whole different experience. Often imitated, but never duplicated! Getting second best for free though? I'll settle for that. For sure.

    That was one passionate post, you deserve some points for that. Actually made me want to make a more thorough post on openings and endings myself.
  10. SilverSyko
    2012-11-28 16:47
    Just finished marathoning all the current episodes. Unfortunately it didn't really make me laugh as I feared, however it was still rather amusing. Not a bad show really.

    If I had to compliment it on one thing though that would be the imagination fight scenes. Those were actually pretty awesome. It's just too bad it's only the characters' imagination.

    It's good for staving off my boredom though so I plan to watch it to the end now. Not much to discuss about it though.

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