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@  MEDdMI : (21 September 2019 - 08:41 PM)

speaking of geese, saw some videos for this game on the Switch: https://www.goose.game/

@  TheMightyMol... : (21 September 2019 - 06:41 PM)

Triple changer, turns from ashes to dust.

@  Rycochet : (21 September 2019 - 05:22 PM)

To Ashens we transform! We turn into a human, a brown couch and a heap of tat.

@  Patch : (21 September 2019 - 03:02 PM)

Really? Worst alt-mode ever.

@  Maximus Ambus : (21 September 2019 - 02:09 PM)

To ashes we transform.

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:14 AM)

They aren't all cranky... sure, it's hard to find one in a good mood, but still.

@  unluckiness : (21 September 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Cranky geese is a hell of a tautology

@  wonko the sane? : (21 September 2019 - 09:07 AM)

... that's like the third flock of geese this morning. Do those cranky bitches know something I should know?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 September 2019 - 06:26 AM)

Isn't there a thread for that?

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

I took a few hours off from work so I could attend. Actually met two coworkers there.

@  Nevermore : (21 September 2019 - 05:41 AM)

Anyone else here who participated in a climate change rally yesterday?

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

In case anyone's wondering.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 06:46 PM)

Also, she pronounces her own name "Zuh-see".

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I think I'd read a while back she was born in Berlin

@  TM2-Megatron : (20 September 2019 - 03:04 PM)

I thought Zazie Beetz was really fantastic in Deadpool 2. Really looking forward to seeing her in Joker.

@  Liege : (20 September 2019 - 12:05 PM)

Any sightings of Ratchet at U.S. Walgreens yet? A couple of stores around me have recently restocked their toy aisles but no Ratchets yet at those ones.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:54 AM)

You don't even hear a hint of an accent, and she only very rarely chooses some odd wording where she probably wasn't familiar with the more appropriate alternative due to its relative obscurity.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:41 AM)

Just watched what's possibly the most relaxed interview ever of a German Youtuber interviewing Zazie while walking around Berlin. Turns out she was born in Berlin and spent quite some time in Germany.

@  Nevermore : (20 September 2019 - 03:39 AM)

Actors and actresses I had no idea speak fluent German, part 4.231: Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:14 PM)

It's too bad it's like this because some of what they're doing with tiny cars is pretty cool, but I'm not willing to sign up for that f-ing hassle.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:13 PM)

At this point I'm trying to decide how much of a markup I'm willing to pay some scalper scum or if I should just say to hell with it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (18 September 2019 - 02:11 PM)

That is pretty much the constant story with Hot Wheels. Anything you might actually want has most likely been picked clean and marked up.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 02:02 PM)

I've been watching some Youtube Hot Wheels videos out of boredom and discovered there exists a new car that just came out maybe a month ago that looks just like one I had when I was little, and I've been looking around hoping to get it. Slim picking everywhere, but online there are a slew of sellers asking for 3 and 4x the retail price, plus a hefty shipping markup.

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 01:59 PM)

Oh, that explains the problem I've encountered with finding one little car

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 September 2019 - 01:31 PM)

Oh boy. I work at Target, and literally every single morning, there are two or three guys outside who make a beeline straight to the Hot Wheels.

@  Steevy Maximus : (18 September 2019 - 01:00 PM)

Hot Wheels

@  Benbot : (18 September 2019 - 12:25 PM)

Which collecting community has the worst scalpers?

@  TM2-Megatron : (17 September 2019 - 09:55 PM)

I've never read the source material and don't know much about it, but I enjoyed the first film quite a bit, and found the second alright

@  Sabrblade : (17 September 2019 - 09:49 PM)

The first movie was definitely not for me. I flat out hated it. Didn't even bother with the sequel.

@  Maruten : (17 September 2019 - 05:02 PM)

I liked the first movie a lot and enjoyed the original volume of the book, and the way they were developed in parallel was really interesting. It all got super extra unpleasant as soon as they went back though. I don't remember really whether the initial sequels are "good" or not, but either way both the second movie and the second run of the book quickly demonstrated that the property sure wasn't for me.

@  Paladin : (17 September 2019 - 04:45 PM)

i have a real hard time offering praise of anything connected to an utter shitstain like Mark Millar.

@  Rycochet : (17 September 2019 - 01:23 PM)

Kick Ass 2 was okay for what it was, a sequel to a film that was okay, just okay. It had a good performance from Nic Cage while the sequel had Jim Carrey who decided he didn't want to promote it after one of america's regularly scheduled massacres.

@  Benbot : (17 September 2019 - 12:20 PM)

Was Kick Ass 2 really that bad? I never got around to seeing it, but after watching the first movie again the other day, I'm thinking about it.

@  wonko the sane? : (13 September 2019 - 01:54 PM)

Why do you feel a need to label yourself for doing something harmless?

@  Telly : (13 September 2019 - 11:10 AM)

thats more than i look at on reddit

@  Benbot : (13 September 2019 - 10:49 AM)

am I a basic bitch for only browsing the front page of Reddit?

@  Shrug : (12 September 2019 - 12:26 PM)

I managed to find about 2/3s of my goal Sega Genesis collection before the last price bump

@  Anonymous X : (12 September 2019 - 11:11 AM)

So relieved that I picked up most of my NTSC GameCube collection in 2010/11 before prices on the secondary market went bezerk...

@  unluckiness : (12 September 2019 - 12:54 AM)

I have fond memories of it since it was the last console Mario Kart that didn't have the ridiculous pre-race cart assembly

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 September 2019 - 10:26 PM)

Like many Gamecube games, underrated

@  unluckiness : (11 September 2019 - 09:24 AM)

Double Dash is great. Just watch out for blue shells

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 07:43 AM)

I used a double dash on my mobile. The chat didn’t like it.

@  TheMightyMol... : (11 September 2019 - 04:17 AM)

The mobile version of the site chokes on certain characters, I think.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (11 September 2019 - 04:10 AM)

what's with that punctuation anyway

@  Nevermore : (11 September 2019 - 03:20 AM)

Now where did that come from, Bass X0?

@  Bass X0 : (11 September 2019 - 01:52 AM)

Politics and Religion — tools of foul play!

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you owe, you're expected to actually pay it at the time you file, before they even process your return

@  TM2-Megatron : (10 September 2019 - 11:10 PM)

If you file electronically, I find you usually get your refund within a couple weeks

@  Nevermore : (10 September 2019 - 06:22 PM)

Well, lucky it took less than two months for me. For a little over 200 Euros.

@  wonko the sane? : (10 September 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Pretty much, yeah. Canada revenue will be all up your ass if you earn less than 200K and owe tax, but your refund is basically "duke nukem forever".


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#4801 Fortress Ironhold

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:20 PM

It's actually the most recent Utawarumono series, "The False Faces", that Anime Network on Demand has up right now -

 

https://en.wikipedia...s_(2015–2016)

 

I watched the first episode early this morning and caught that. 

 

100% subtitles though; no one dubbed it. It's not the only subbed series they've had (Hidamari Sketch, Den-Oh Coil, and a few others come to mind), but it's possibly the "newest" show they've had up so perhaps there's been no turnaround time for it. 



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:33 AM

Gridman Anthology arrived.

This really is just an officially licensed doujin tier anthology, to the point that if you remove the jacket you find a two part Unfortunate Akane strip making fun of the cover.

I agree with Japanese fan reviews that for an official release this anthology does nothing to explore unseen hooks in the show. What we instead get is just gags and fanservice like Akane making a kaiju of herself inspired by a kaiju musume figure or Yuta trying on different feminine outfits.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:39 AM

Are there any spinoff anthologies that aren't like that? Only thing I remember from the first PMMM anthology was the teacher asking Kyubey to marry her.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 08:14 AM

Naruware~ /jokes about comic anthologies about anime from 2012 nobody will remember

 

I think it's better for really important canon stuff to stay out of stuff like that, or for a spinoff to 180 something that happened in a series so fresh in everybody's minds. I mean, it's a fun mindless thing. No problem with that.

 

 

Yuta trying on different feminine outfits.

 

brb I've got to go order... something completely unrelated to this

 

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:44 PM

Next up on Anime On Demand: 

 

"My Love Story!", just in time for Valentine's Day. 

 

There's also some show called "Love Stage" that I've never heard of before now. 



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 04:35 PM

My Love Story is so good. I've been itching to rewatch it for a while, but haven't found the time. Maybe I'll squeeze in a few episodes tonight.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:56 PM

It's actually the most recent Utawarumono series, "The False Faces", that Anime Network on Demand has up right now -

 

https://en.wikipedia...s_(2015–2016)

 

I watched the first episode early this morning and caught that. 

 

100% subtitles though; no one dubbed it. It's not the only subbed series they've had (Hidamari Sketch, Den-Oh Coil, and a few others come to mind), but it's possibly the "newest" show they've had up so perhaps there's been no turnaround time for it. 

Actually, Sentai dubbed it, and got most of the actors from the original dub to reprise their roles.  Now I just hope they make an anime for the third game to finish the story.

 

And yes, My Love Story is quite good.  I just find shoujo manga/anime with male protagonists to be some of the more entertaining ones.

 

Also, Gun Gale Online popped up on Netflix, so I finally got to watch it.  GGO was my favorite game and segment from SAO, so I have been waiting to watch this spinoff for a while.  Only took two days to watch, and that was because I started the first day pretty late. 

I am glad I never read to much up into it (unlike knowing for a while what happens in Alicization), as I loved...

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As for what I am rewatching bit by bit while I do things like eat or feel like farming in F/GO, that is Soul Eater Not (and likely Soul Eater afterwards).


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 11:58 PM

There's also some show called "Love Stage" that I've never heard of before now. 

 

LOVE STAGE!! is a BL anime about an otaku boy from a family of models who is reunited with the actor boy he was in a commercial with once whilst crossdressing (while in a dress, again). I didn't watch much of it since it was inevitably Very Bad but the character played by DAIGO was really great.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:44 AM

recently finished

 

*Maid-Sama

 

*Hidamari Sketch (not including DVD-only episodes)

 

currently watching

 

*Log Horizon (two episodes a week)

 

*Hidamari Sketch 365 (two episodes a week)

 

*Say I Love You (one episode a week)

 

*Utawarumono: The False Faces (two episodes a week)

 

will start:

 

*My Love Story (I'll have to check)

 

I wish I'd have known about my having Anime On Demand before now. Money's been tight IRL so I've not been able to afford any streaming services; this is going a long way towards me getting caught back up on various shows and titles. 

 

Not all "On Demand" programming I get through my cable provider is free (some items, like certain movies, are still essentially pay-per-view), which is why I was so slow to poke around. 



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:46 AM

Naruware~ /jokes about comic anthologies about anime from 2012 nobody will remember
 
I think it's better for really important canon stuff to stay out of stuff like that, or for a spinoff to 180 something that happened in a series so fresh in everybody's minds. I mean, it's a fun mindless thing. No problem with that.
 

 
Yuta trying on different feminine outfits.

 
brb I've got to go order... something completely unrelated to this
 
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 12:47 AM

 

There's also some show called "Love Stage" that I've never heard of before now. 

 

LOVE STAGE!! is a BL anime about an otaku boy from a family of models who is reunited with the actor boy he was in a commercial with once whilst crossdressing (while in a dress, again). I didn't watch much of it since it was inevitably Very Bad but the character played by DAIGO was really great.

 

 

So basically, it's not really worth anyone's time then unless they're specifically into BL? 

 

The cable box in the rear of the house is too old to get the On Demand programming, so I have to wait until everyone else is asleep or out of the house and use the cable box in the living room. That's only about 1 - 2 hours a day, so I've had to pick and choose what I want to catch. 

 

Edit - I actually had to miss out on "School Live" because I just didn't have time in the day to watch it on top of the other shows I was doing at the time. I just have to hope it comes back around again. 


Edited by Fortress Ironhold, 15 February 2019 - 12:49 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 06:51 AM

 

[crossdressing Yuta]

 

Thank you~

 

Re:LOVE STAGE!!, yeah basically all recent BL is like that aside from the Doukyuusei film, which I haven't seen but I've heard good things about it.

 

I remember trying to ignore my parents' confused looks as I powered through Gundam SEED HD Remaster on the big front room TV. It was really awkward.


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Posted 19 February 2019 - 08:01 PM

Hidarmari Sketch 365.

 

I understood when Anime Network On Demand skipped the two bonus episodes for Hidamari Sketch, leaving them DVD-only. 

 

...But they also skipped episode 3 of 365 as well. 

 

Episode numbering goes 1, 2, 4. 

 

I think I can get that individual episode off of iTunes, but it's still annoying. 



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Posted 23 February 2019 - 12:22 AM



Sums up a lot of my problems with the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Especially MHA dominating categories it has no right winning.

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Posted 23 February 2019 - 01:51 AM

Whats there to really embrace other than the Awards are a popularity contest pure and simple. Giving the vote to the people will sadly skew the vote to what is hot in the general mindset of anime fans. But there in lies the problem with such awards. How do we determine whos opinion matters to give praise to who deserves it.

Its the common problem with such awards. When I voted I did feel a disservice when voting on certain subjects. Especially the best movie catagory. I voted for MHA Two Heroes, but thats because it was the only film I had access to this year. Its probably one of the harder to judge since actual releases of Anime films outside of Ghibli and popular franchises films are usually not easily available to the public at large through legal means. Im fairly certain at least 3 others were more worthy but how can I vote for something I havent experienced? Similarly how does a person non fluent in Japanese give a fair vote to Japanese VAs

But on the other hand if not voted on by the populace I again pose the question, Who? If you take the vote away from the fans they will just as much anger their audience as much when their panels decide to snub the popular vote in favor of something they like instead. I did see Arkadas reaction to the Best movie reveal and I really dont blame him for his reaction, but other than putting his opinion out in the world through YouTube, who is he to judge everyone elses taste.

And ya the nominations were pretty weird this year. Outside of the continued MHA dominance cutting some of the catagories was pretty dumb and some of the nominations were pretty garbage.

As far as the presentation. I dont give a fig. Im glad to see the nominations give their notice but I rarely actually pay attention to the show itself. I really dont care if its just a bunch of people in a room or an amphitheater packed in with people. Sure if they want to pad it out with some cool performances, I really dont mind but it really doesnt matter to me either way as long as they nominees and winner get their recognition.

Edited by Daith, 23 February 2019 - 02:43 AM.


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:01 AM

I'm surprised the CR awards are still a thing, but in a good way. It means the company's publicity stuff is going well, and that can't be anything but good.

 

As for the Awards themselves, I'm honestly surprised to hear it was a giant popularity contest, but who cares? It's not like anybody takes what Crunchyroll says seriously, and even less so if anime fans themselves voted. I mean, on some macro level it might influence what CR decides to put their marketing money or production committee money behind, but if it's stuff like MHA instead of Shield Hero I'd have no problem with that either.

 

What I find ridiculous is how much Netflix anime was on the nominees list. What type of promotional message is "All the best anime is on Netflix, now watch more Crunchyroll!" They ended u having to give "Best Animation" and "Anime of the Year" to shows they don't have. In fact, AOTY is half Netflix.

 

Can't wait for Dragon Ball Super Broly to win Anime Film of the Year next year~


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Posted 23 February 2019 - 09:56 AM

Hmm, never cared too much of the results of awards shows, as, like this, they are often popularity contests.  I think one of the biggest factors are the nominations.  When some series are conspicuously missing (like Goblin Slayer), some I have never heard of (half the movies, though I did some research and saw I had read a few of the manga, it seems), and characters in the wrong categories (Momonga as antagonist?), it is hard to take them super seriously.  (Plus, looking at some of the stuff the judges had written about before)

 

But dealing with what was nominated, yeah, MHA had quite a few wins, but I don't think anything they won was really wrong (again, with what was nominated).  Fight scene could have been any of them, VA could have been any of them, though I probably would have picked Deku for best boy myself, and the antagonist would have been a toss up between All For One and Tsurumi.  Movie, yeah, though it was pretty fun, and the theater sold out where I saw it.

 

I guess the villain is one of the toughest for me, as over the past 25+ years I have been watching anime, there are really only about a dozen or two bad guys that I really think are great/memorable/love/hate/cool.  I mean, most anime bad guy/antagonists are perfectly serviceable, like Steppenwolf from Justice League, where the ones I really like and remember would be like Ultron, Red Skull, or even Helmut Zemo from the MCU.  I think I would put Lt. Tsurumi in with my favorites, due to the nature of the series, he can be either really fun, or you want to put a bullet between his eyes.  And All For One has a very western supervillain feeling, so that helps him a bunch.

 

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:32 AM

Grimms Notes Episode 7 addressed female characters who aren't covered up in snowy areas; Reina, whose outfit doesn't cover her shoulders, feels the chill immediately when the enter the realm of the Snow Queen.

 

Yet Shane, whose upper legs are exposed, is totally okay. I wonder if this was some sort of visual in-joke since Shane at least has a very big jacket and the whole scene was done waist-up.

 

It was also a strangely bland take on The Snow Queen which culminated in a blase ending which was weird because before this we had an episode where Snow White

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 08:56 AM

Don't you mean episode 7, not 8?

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Posted 25 February 2019 - 09:10 AM

Indeed I did,

 

The new thread name reminds me of this article: Millions of Anime Fans Relieved That More Anime is Coming.


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