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@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.

@  Bass X0 : (08 February 2020 - 05:20 AM)

MP-50 Tigatron and MP-51 Arcee revealed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 February 2020 - 02:26 PM)

SkiNNEERRR

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 February 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Superintendent Chalmers is hilarious too, or was when he was played straight. "An unrelated article." "mm hm." "Within the banner headline."

@  PlutoniumBoss : (06 February 2020 - 09:03 PM)

"I'm not a real Mister but I am a real Burns I am an actual Burns..."

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Optimus looks like his Siege figure. Maybe this will be canon to the Transformers ongoing comic series at the moment.

@  Cyoti : (06 February 2020 - 05:13 PM)

iirc megatron ended up in equestria at the end of gi joe v tfs

@  wonko the sane? : (06 February 2020 - 05:02 PM)

I doubt megatron will fall for that friendship stuff.

@  Darth Gonzo : (06 February 2020 - 02:04 PM)

My Little Pony/Transformers is really happening cool!

@  Paladin : (06 February 2020 - 12:49 PM)

I don't know...

@  TheMightyMol... : (06 February 2020 - 12:39 PM)

Okay, Mr. Burns. What's your first name?


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:25 PM

Out of curiousity, are you going via this? http://www.japanjour...anga-tour-2016/

 

They have one listed for March that I'm considering.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:47 PM

Nope, I pretty much just booked a cheap flight and a capsule hotel. I don't like being whisked around on itineraries. 


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:31 PM

How cheap? I found £3000 as the average.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

I'd recommend stopping in at Mamido Burger, but I can't find any references to them that are less than eight years old, so they maaaaay have gone out of business in the interim.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:57 PM

I was in Japan in 2006 for a month and a half. If you can stand to spend the time/money, I absolutely recommend visiting Kyoto for at least a day. Anime and robots and toys are cool but Kyoto wasn't bombed in WWII so they still have tons of huge and beautiful shrines/temples. 

 

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Shop-wise, people mentioned Mandarake and Yodobashi Camera - those are great, I'd also look for Super Potato (games) and stores in the -Off brands (Book-Off, Hobby-Off, Hard-Off) for cool stuff too. There was an amazing little toystore in Akishima-Shi (Tokyo suburb) called Bell House, but it's been a decade and I have no idea if it still exists.

 

Akihabara might make you re-evaluate how much you like Japanese nerd culture. It did for me.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:06 PM

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Did you see Totoro II?


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:33 PM

 

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Did you see Totoro II?

 

 

I dunno. Is that one of the short films you can only see in the museum? I did see a film there but it wasn't that.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:34 PM

Stay away from the hornets.  Trust me on this.


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:04 AM

How cheap? I found £3000 as the average.

Got a flight for £555, booked it on the 2nd of this month. There are a few change-overs:

Going: 2 hours layover in Frankfurt

Coming back: 2 hours in Kansai, 2 hours in Frankfurt

I'd recommend typing "cheap flights to ___" into Google and using the various search engines there like cheapflights. Also prices might change depending on when you make your booking. I found flights to Tokyo were generally in the 550 - 800 range.

 

Accomodation-wise I'm staying here and it cost me £147 for 5 nights. Then I got a capsule at Haneda (£39) for the last night because I have an early return flight.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:04 AM

update: I am in the Japan. Have been for 2 days, despite being delayed by the typhoon. I got to spend that night in a Frankfurt hotel with a lot of Japanese tourists, but it's okay because I made 2 friends there.

 

Been to Harajuku, Meiji jingu and Shibuya on 1st day, met a Jamaican and told him about Japanese trap.

 

2nd day went to Akihabara, lost a day to it, got some nice merch but not too good a scene for Transformers. Great for anything else.

There was a "Gacha Fest" at Akiba train station with a load of gacha machines so I got 2 prizes before I even left. One is a little Danboard and one is a figure doing kancho.

Also got some doujins from Tora no Ana - a hokuto no Ken/Pikachu one and a Transformers one featuring fan redesigns.

The service culture is so great here. I've bowed and been bowed to more times in the past 48 hours than in the previous 24 years of my entire life.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:33 AM

Watch out for teenagers with eyepatches.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 11:09 AM

If you go into a resterant, and see a girl with a katana on her hip, and what looks like a well endowed grade-school student, get out of there.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:10 AM

Nakano Broadway is indeed great but I didn't stay too long b/c I didn't want to lose yet another day to all otaku bullshit.

Went to Shinjuku and had lunch in an upstairs bar, then went to the top of the Tokyo Met.

By far the highlight of the day though was when I caught a metal gig at a Live House.

That said though, tomorrow will be my "visiting giant things" day with the Odaiba Gundam and the Roppongi Godzilla.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:25 AM

Visit a love hotel!


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:46 AM

I think tours are ideal for first-time travelers. That way you get to see a large variety of sights so you really know what you want to explore by yourself the next time you visit.



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