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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  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.


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#2341 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 16 February 2020 - 04:55 PM

I finished Mahabharata volume 7.

Spoiler

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 16 February 2020 - 05:01 PM.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 12:54 AM

"Despite how other characters reacted, he doesn't last long, getting killed by Yudhishthira in chapter 1235."

I feel like this is such a shounen thing. A new character appears and everybody tries to build hype around him, then six chapters later you wonder wherever he went...

"so I guess his head was poking out from a giant rock? "

This sounds like a video game boss. Like, something from Final Fantasy I-VI, or like, Shining Force.

"long digression about pilgrimage spots"

I guess this is markedly different from shounen series, but it's very SoL.

"Duryodhana's handsome thighs were fractured"

NO!!

"she can use the fire of her mind to angrily reduce us to ashes"

Can't tell if literal or not.

"There was two more instances of flowers raining down."

Best part of this whole thing honestly.

" including rain of blood and dust"

BLOOD! and!... dust...


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#2343 NotVeryKnightly

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 01:00 AM

I feel like this is such a shounen thing. A new character appears and everybody tries to build hype around him, then six chapters later you wonder wherever he went...


Shalya has actually been around since almost the start. Back in volume 1, he attempts (and fails) to get the twins to move to his kingdom (because he's their maternal uncle) and was one of the guys competing to marry Draupadi.

But also he had a bit more buildup with how back in volume 4 it was suggested that he's supposed to be the counterpart to Krishna.

Also, I have not mentioned that, after the duel, Arjuna's chariot spontaneously combusts. Apparently it should've already been destroyed by brahmastras from Drona and Karna, and Krishna was (temporarily) keeping it intact.

Edited by NotVeryKnightly, 17 February 2020 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 01:18 AM

"was one of the guys competing to marry Draupadi."

Oh no wonder I forgot who he was.

"it was suggested that he's supposed to be the counterpart to Krishna."

Ouch.

"Arjuna's chariot spontaneously combusts.
and Krishna was (temporarily) keeping it intact."


Amazing.


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Posted Yesterday, 02:28 PM

A few things I wanna point out before I start talking about the next volume:

In page 441, Krishna says that Duryodhana "practised against a man made out of iron" for thirteen years. The TL notes assure me that it's a statue and not that the Mahabharata features golems, but this sure feels like something we could've heard about in any of his scenes during those thirteen years.

While talking to his remaining soldiers, Duryodhana mentions somebody named Charvaka, and the TL notes had this to say:

There was a famous Charvaka, the founder of a materialist and atheist school of philosophy. This is not the famous Charvaka.


which sure is helpful.

On an unrelated note:

Tokyo 7th Sisters Idol Game App Gets 70-Minute Anime by Toei Animation This Summer


Either they're super confident that T7S will keep going for even longer, or they're hoping to end it with a bang.

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Posted Yesterday, 02:31 PM

I have no confidence when it comes to Toei Animation anymore.


Nerds have always missed the point of the things they love in favour of obsessing over minutiae of the setting.

 


#2347 fourteenwings

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Posted Today, 07:44 AM

Toei made Seikaisuru Kado, which is one anime I actually remember anything about after finishing it. So that's good on them.

 

Plus, I will take literally any t7S anime anyways.

 

 

Either they're super confident that T7S will keep going for even longer, or they're hoping to end it with a bang.

 

Good point.

 

 

"practised against a man made out of iron"

 

How does fighting against a statue make you better at fighting?


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