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  1. Eater of All
    2012-04-18 18:33
    Eater of All
    Sup, thanks for the friend. Great to finally have an AX-goer in my list.
  2. Chimuts
    2012-04-18 12:21
    it really has been a while!! I have been... busy I guess? >_< I am sorry for the super late reply! and thank you as well! how do you do?
  3. Echoes
    2012-04-17 21:09
    It's certainly true that bad movies make more money than good ones, often even without taking into account the sheer quantitative difference. I'm hoping that Nolan will serve as a candle in the dark, not a savior. A little hope is all I ask for. I'm assuming bad will always outnumber good by 10, or even 100, to 1, but at least don't take away that one. Have mercy.

    Thankfully, anime is a big gem. A huge, polished gem the size of one of Jupiter's moons. Also, the gem shoots lasers at people I don't like and tastes like ice cream.

    Canada is really on the forefront of awesome college classes. I'm a little worried about the omnipotence one, but I'm sure no one will ever abuse it.

    I know, haha. It's like vicarious embarrassment. Empathy gone wrong.

    Feel free to ask me if I can ever be of any help. Sampled a good deal of shows this season, and so far the summary seems to be "a lot of good, very few great." But it's only just begun, so who knows how the scales will tip.
  4. Echoes
    2012-04-17 19:17
    You got it. Expect it in 20-30 years.

    It's true that he's not making Micheal Bay quiver with his numbers because of the low number of movies he produces, but both the Dark Knight and Inception were box office miracles, making almost 2 billion in combined. That has to be making some waves. Hotcakes are pretty good, but I dunno. I guess the same reason people say "best thing since sliced bread." Both are fine products, but hardly the pinnacle of human accomplishment.

    Aye. Anime is one of the very few fields where I'm *not* a cynic! At least not yet. xD Maybe we could trick Bores into thinking we found a ghost, and then kidnap him and force him to teach us about writing and acting?

    We're on the same page here. That sounds like a neat class indeed, reading manga and watching movies! What else are you taking... candy tasting and boob measuring?

    I know exactly what you mean. I'm just very easily embarrassed by social awkwardness... even, and maybe especially, in video form... hell, I have trouble watching his dribble when I'm *alone*

    Oh, that sounds cool. I liked Bungaku Shoujo a lot. Always felt it would have made a cool series... so looking forward to Hyouka now. I hope it's a genuine mystery show.
  5. Echoes
    2012-04-17 17:57
    Oh. Awesome. If that's true, I should have a whole bunch of good stuff heading my away soon. :P

    What I'm hoping is that the precedent will be set not just for him, but for other directors. Maybe there will be a bigger market for movies with some intellectual merit to them. I'm not asking much... just a handful of movies a year.

    Keeping it honest is the most important part I think. If one of us genuinely dislikes something, that's fine. We both obviously like anime, so the positive stuff will come naturally. We should probably ask Bores for help on special effects though. I want some of those snakes that make Anaconda look good in comparison in our video. xD

    Oh wow, yeah. I mean, I don't expect people to pronounce every Japanese name correctly or anything (that stuff's not easy when you're untrained... like me), but a little effort goes a long way... At least pronounce the right letters, even if your enunciation isn't perfect. (How's your Japanese classes going by the way, still taking them?) I think we might've created a dangerous positive feedback effect here. One of us might just blow if we keep this going!

    Schadenfreude, I suppose. :P But that's okay, because he's more than deserving of scorn. I actually find his videos really embarrassing to watch... I dunno if I could even do that with friends.

    Alright cool, I'll take a look at it right after this post. Hyouka is the Kyoto Animation one? I don't know anything about it (including when it's supposed to air ) but hey Kyoto justifies a look. They don't make bad stuff. (Munto came close, but meh.)
  6. Echoes
    2012-04-17 17:19
    I'm not sure I follow entirely, but I think you're cheering me up. I like that.

    I think he's made only seven movies, but hey, quality over quantity is easily the way to go here, especially given that there's an enormous quantity of mediocrity being produced already... I can make do with waiting a few years between each of his movies if that means I'm guaranteed a success.

    I'm pretty confident that I can bring some balance. You're a pretty nice guy, and I love the medium too, but I can have a mean streak now and then. I'll let the beast out if you're being too gentle!

    You know, I think you're right. I used to try to look for good anime reviewers, but there are actually very few. (Gigguk and Arkada on Youtube I've found to be pretty cool, YMMV) Most reviews of anime, especially newer stuff, is sadly a 15-year old doing episode-by-episode reviews of stuff coming out. And those are really painful to watch... usually just some dude or gal frantically recounting the events of the episode with a few "omg x character is awzum" inserted here and there. :P I'm liking your optimism. It's contagious.

    Hahaha yeah, don't worry about watching him, I'm sure it's entertaining in its own way. Hell, I've seen Troll 2 three times, so I'm not one to judge. :P

    No worries about that man, glad you got some work done! I'm actually writing up a season impressions thing right now myself... you got a chance to check out anything besides Saki yet? I know you weren't too optimistic about this season, so maybe not.
  7. Echoes
    2012-04-17 11:00
    At least you transform into it. It's my main form. And I have yet to discover any latent morphing abilities I might possess.

    Well, yeah, that's the way the cookie crumbles these days. Nolan is one of the very few directors who has managed to be extremely commercially successful without losing any of his integrity or depth. Inception and The Dark Knight work on several levels, serving as nice blockbusters for those in it for the ride, while there's a nice level of depth for those who enjoy more cerebral movies. (Calling The Dark Knight cerebral might be pushing it, but there's some depth there too, especially considering it's a freaking Batman movie. )

    Oh, certainly not. If we are to talk about anime, that would be pretty hard to accomplish anyhow. You'd have to really cherry-pick your topics to find something we hated every however-often-we-did-them. I like the vast majority of the stuff I finish. 9/10 shows I finish at least have a silver lining or are mixed bags. That's one thing I really enjoy about anime in general too, there's often some commendable artwork and voice-work you can mention even if the plot went completely south. Sort of an easy way to bring balance to a review if you have to.

    Angry reviewing just doesn't have longevity. It gets old, fast. The only reason AVGN kept it going for so long was because he has a ton of personality he brings into it. (Not to mention he's pretty much the guy who, if not outright started it, certainly popularized and perfected it.) I assume what we'd be doing would be more just an honest discussion, without gimmicks or "characters."

    Guh... I hate to harp on the guy (who am I kidding, I love it), but I've never really seen a bigger mix of ignorance, lack of acting and writing talent and charisma than him. It also takes a huge ego to make videos where you're the star and someone else is essentially a punching bag to make you look like a bigger man than you actually are. I guess audacity would be the word. Or undeserved arrogance. Lots of words to describe him.

    I aim to please. :P
  8. Butter Fly
    2012-04-17 07:01
    Butter Fly
    Hey there! Thanks
    It's really fun at this point of time in schools And how have you been?? Anything you are upto nowadays? ^.^
  9. Echoes
    2012-04-17 06:26
    That's right, embrace the spirit of the 21. century.

    It's probably his least known movie, which is a real shame. It's not as action-packed or polished visually as his later monster-budget movies, but in terms of composition and story, it's simply a masterpiece of cinema. All of his movies are great, so I don't mind which one people say is the best, but at least watch Memento damn it.

    Yeah... let's not go down that path. There's nothing but despair waiting for us.

    I thought he was funny, but I didn't watch that much, so he might bash everyone. Not that there are many critics I even consider above the "free to bash" threshold at this point anyway. That was probably it... he was with some obnoxious little twerp who was only there to try to make the iRate gamer seem smart and professorial in comparison. They went to the leaning tower of "Pizza." And repeated that joke... 5 times or something. It was worse than... well, pretty much anything.

    Right on the money there. It's a myopic solution to a serious problem.
  10. Echoes
    2012-04-16 15:39
    You're a super-villain, man. But hey, you need to make a few moral sacrifices to make sure you get those autographs.

    I just rewatched Memento last week. That's his magnum opus in my opinion, though all his movies are fantastic. (I've not seen his pre-fame feature The Following, but everything else.)

    Aye, that's one of the ten billion reasons why I prefer anime over cartoons.. :P

    The details aren't fleshed out yet. But science will find a way.

    Never seen anything in that installment, thankfully. I was watching a guy who reviews reviewers (pretty funny concept), and he had several episodes of the iRate gamer... he had a traveling show that was possibly the worst thing ever created. You can't even make a parody this stupid.

    Yup, intelligibility is key.

    That is a sad state of affairs, and your example is just bizarre. Don't take this as me being anti-academia or anything like that, I'm not, but it seems like a lot of degrees don't guarantee the same degree of knowledge they used to. I can't speak for other countries, but here education has taken a dive, requirements for grades going down to mask the decline in results and the prestige in having a degree slowly sinking. Doesn't apply across the board, and you're still of course much better off with a degree than without, but still.

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    A left handed curiosity who is definitely far from normal.
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