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@  -LittleAutob... : (13 July 2020 - 06:21 PM)

\(-_-)

@  Bass X0 : (13 July 2020 - 05:26 PM)

"Here's a little---whatever. A little thing. A disclosure. An insight. Revisionism---I've always been fascinated by it. By the idea of a writer going back and altering things. Make no mistake: an edit is a profoundly aggressive act. As Froid once said, we grieve for the murdered word. If you want to get the measure of an author, don't look at what they've left on the page.... look at what they've taken away." -- Rung (MTMTE #28)

@  Verno : (11 July 2020 - 11:20 PM)

2021: :idea :rolleyes :p :D

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:20 PM)

Perfection. :thumbsup

@  Patch : (11 July 2020 - 06:17 PM)

My plans:  :hmm  2020:  :)

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Our plans for 2020 were as amazing as Optimus Prime. But then 2020 came like Hot Rod.

@  -LittleAutob... : (11 July 2020 - 05:50 PM)

Indeed....

@  Bass X0 : (11 July 2020 - 05:40 PM)

"He who dies with the most toys wins."

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:11 PM)

Hey you, get moving, it's not too far, you're looking good so come as you are. Hey you, you never know what you'll see, when it's through that door with the 73.

@  Rycochet : (11 July 2020 - 01:10 PM)

Hey you, get ready, get on your feet. Get into gear and hit the street.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 12:46 PM)

I recall number 73 (old british show) discussing the Transformers movie and had the presenters trying to transform a few figures, one argued his deflated beach ball was a Transformer too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (11 July 2020 - 08:03 AM)

And he's a big ball, but he's not the biggest ball of them all. (That'll be Pulse Unicron.)

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 July 2020 - 07:37 AM)

Trypticon so scared my Primus figure he turned into a ball.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 July 2020 - 09:56 PM)

King Nine, however, will not return.

@  Bass X0 : (09 July 2020 - 05:05 PM)

Bass_X0 will return after these messages ^^^

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 July 2020 - 03:37 PM)

WHATAMIFIGHTINGFOOOOOOOOARRGH

@  -LittleAutob... : (09 July 2020 - 02:06 PM)

Okay?

@  Otaku : (09 July 2020 - 07:47 AM)

@TheMightyMollusk Ah, but the series itself has pronounced "Bass" both ways. ;)  Oh, 90s English Capcom video game voice acting...

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 July 2020 - 03:14 AM)

Looking at my Titan Returns collection I can see they realised they didn't have to paint the Titan Masters after wave one, lazy bums.

@  Maruten : (08 July 2020 - 09:13 PM)

No, I'm going with "fish".

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 July 2020 - 04:19 PM)

He stated that it's in reference to the Mega Man character, so it follows the series' tradition of music names.

@  Cybersnark : (08 July 2020 - 03:59 PM)

The real question is if it's "bass" as in music or "bass" as in the fish.

@  Otaku : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Well, at least now I know how to pronounce @Bass X0 's screen name. ^^'  Rather, I think I'd just forgotten.  In my defense, it really does look like an emoticon or maybe just "decoration", which is what a lot of folks add to their screen names online.  Usually because someone has the name they really want. XD

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 01:27 PM)

Extremely unimpressed with your idea that someone making a negative observation you don't like means they "got triggered."

@  NotVeryKnightly : (08 July 2020 - 11:16 AM)

You know somebody asked "And this would be in relation to... what exactly?"

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 11:15 AM)

Its because someone got triggered over my random musings instead of just ignoring them. If I read one of your comments that is of no relevance or interest to me, I don't feel the need to say so.

@  -LittleAutob... : (08 July 2020 - 10:56 AM)

All this over someone's username lol

@  ▲ndrusi : (08 July 2020 - 08:34 AM)

Bazro.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (08 July 2020 - 06:34 AM)

It could be Bass 10-0

@  Nevermore : (08 July 2020 - 06:11 AM)

How do you pronounce yourself? "Bass Ex-O" or "Bass Ex-Zero"?

@  Bass X0 : (08 July 2020 - 03:23 AM)

I did almost go with Vile Bass X0, because Vile is cool too.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (07 July 2020 - 08:34 PM)

Bossk Saw

@  ▲ndrusi : (07 July 2020 - 04:16 PM)

Bass XD

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 03:43 PM)

And its not Bass XO, its Bass X0, as in Bass, X and Zero from the Mega Man series.

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:33 PM)

@Trpodeca :( :(

@  -LittleAutob... : (07 July 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Thats what a gray rock is? Then I'm not one.

@  Trpodeca : (07 July 2020 - 02:12 PM)

Man I just learnt about what seemed like a really cool show, only to realize it was a dream and it dosen't really exist.

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 01:02 PM)

Just something I read that I wanted to share. I heard "gray rock" mentioned in a video, so I looked it up and that was the definition.

@  TheMightyMol... : (07 July 2020 - 12:20 PM)

It's a fancy way of saying "Ignore annoying people".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (07 July 2020 - 12:15 PM)

Bass XO has a habit of pasting random drivel here as if doing so were profound.

@  wonko the sane? : (07 July 2020 - 11:30 AM)

And this would be in relation to... what exactly?

@  Bass X0 : (07 July 2020 - 11:25 AM)

"One strategy for dealing with a narcissist or sociopath is to act like a "gray rock," meaning that you become uninteresting and unresponsive. You don't feed their needs for drama or attention. You don't show emotion, say anything interesting, or disclose any personal information"

@  Nevermore : (06 July 2020 - 07:23 PM)

Oh wow. Studio Series Offroad Bumblebee is awesome. His articulation is amazing.

@  -LittleAutob... : (06 July 2020 - 11:18 AM)

Oof-

@  Maximus Ambus : (05 July 2020 - 01:10 AM)

I got Studio Series 39 Cogman yesterday and woke up to find he'd decapitated my titans returns figures.

@  wonko the sane? : (04 July 2020 - 10:19 PM)

If I had a sarcasm powered mouth.. ooohh waaaiiittt...

@  -LittleAutob... : (04 July 2020 - 05:01 PM)

Heh

@  Bass X0 : (04 July 2020 - 02:56 PM)

"If I had sarcasm-powered legs, I'd do a happy dance...!"

@  TheMightyMol... : (04 July 2020 - 02:39 PM)

The real clones were the friends we made along the way.

@  Maximus Ambus : (04 July 2020 - 01:47 PM)

So the Emperor in episodes 1 through 6 was a clone?


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

Apparently Zombie Land Saga was the second highest-selling anime of last year, beaten only by... another idol anime.

I wonder what this means for other high concept idol things. I'd totally watch an anime of that other undead idol thing with Hondo playing the lead.

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:50 PM

Watching Sonic X off youtube after seeing how horrible the live action movie verison of Sonic looks. Sonic X is fun, Eggman is just a blast, the right balance of evil, dangerous and smart, yet he comes across threatening yet also comical! The show obviously not trying to take its self to serious which makes it work so well.


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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:47 AM

Watching Sonic X off youtube after seeing how horrible the live action movie verison of Sonic looks. Sonic X is fun, Eggman is just a blast, the right balance of evil, dangerous and smart, yet he comes across threatening yet also comical! The show obviously not trying to take its self to serious which makes it work so well.

The new movie looks like ass



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:35 PM

One of the more clever ways to introduce the English voice cast:

 

Cells at Work!

 

 

Unfortunately, it is Aniplex, so I expect like $150 for the season...

 

Billy is a great singer.  Saw him at Anime Boston this year, and he told us he played Aladin at one of the Disney World shows for a year, then he sang a bit of "A Whole New World."


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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:24 PM

Watching Kakegurui for the interview.

Oh dear. My least favourite genre- absurdly rich school with absurdly powerful student council that enforce a caste system where students are encouraged to be abusive to students below them and every girl is a sadist who uses the school ranking system to indulge their depraved kinks.

Also starring increasingly overplayed tropes of crap like this such as 'sadistic, genius loli who appears always indulging in toys, games or candy'.

How is this genre so popular?

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Posted 19 May 2019 - 11:54 PM

Reverse power fantasy? I can't speak for the caste system bit really, it appears a lot in certain school-based LNs like Mahouka and Classroom of the Elite. I think it has to do with a corruption of the quasi-libertarian bent those stories tend to have.

 

The powerful student council is a way to have authority figures that, in theory, are on par with the main characters. Based on discussions on how power and authority work in anime, LNs and manga, you'll tend to find where there is a genuine real-world parallel to how the main characters relate to their authority figures, it'll be less likely that they will work against them. For example, a squad established by government, or where their main liason is a teacher.

 

I want to say Qualidea Code was an exception, where the main characters rebelled against a government built program run by adults, but even that merely presented the main characters with an alternate government built program run by other adults who were more trustworthy by virtue of

Spoiler

 

Even in Bleach where the main villain is the leader of the Soul Society, the show paints the actions of those around him with exceedingly obfuscating brushstrokes in order to absolve them of any wrongdoing.

 

Basically, if you want to genuinely beat someone for being a bad guy, it can't be a teacher or the people who run the school because that would break with the established real-world parallels.

 

 

sadistic, genius loli who appears always indulging in toys, games or candy

 

I think it's supposed to be visual shorthand for stalled development, which the show is criticizing.

 

Kidding it's for the prospect of selling thousands upon thousands of acryl stands featuring said character.


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Posted 20 May 2019 - 08:56 AM

It occurs to me that the "school as microcosm of government" trope taken to its logical extreme just leads to Disney's Fillmore.

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:31 AM

Finished the season.

It really does suffer from adaptation crunch. It also does a thing that I hate with shows like this- "Hi, I was your opponent and was revealed as a complete piece of shit who had hurt several people before you for no greater reason then my own fetish.
But you beat me so now I'm joining your side with little to nothing said about what a criminal shit I was."

It started reminding me of Martial Hearts. Not helped by having an opponent who is a rising idol and is revealed to be disgusted by all her fans.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 08:59 AM


It's a secret to everybody

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 09:10 AM

Not helped by having an opponent who is a rising idol and is revealed to be disgusted by all her fans.


Now I can't help but wonder what you'd think of the current storyline in Tokyo 7th Sisters.

Which, unfortunately, I cannot find translations for.

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Posted 22 May 2019 - 04:44 PM

Just watched the latest of of Yu-gi-oh! Vrains, its mostly a recap of the second arc of the series with some new scenes mainly centred around Soulburner human idenity and Playmaker's human idenity but then its is pretty much the beginings of part 3 of the story they are telling, my only hope is that they don't blunder the ending as they did with Arc-V that was pretty well built up for the most part, thou the Synchro arc was just drawn out for no reason while the XYZ arc was rather short.


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Posted 30 May 2019 - 11:22 AM

Funimation have purchased Manga UK. Interesting development. A few years back they were picked up by Starz Entertainment but a lot of their core staff quit over bad decisions, before raising enough money to buy the company back from them. Now it's Funimation's.

 

Likely influenced by Manga have the UK rights for Dragon Ball franchise, One Piece, Pokemon, Digimon. The other 2 companies generally go more the otaku centric stuff.



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Posted 31 May 2019 - 12:06 AM

Don't Manga UK also do distro for Power Rangers DVDs? I mean with Saban having sold the franchise to Hasbro who even knows if we'll get more DVDs but I hope they finish up Ninja Steel at the very least.

 

I did not know Anime Limited and Manga UK were separate companies.

 

Right now if I buy an English release (as I have for a bunch of movies) I'll tend to get the British release vs the American one, so I wonder how this'll change any releases going forward. I wonder if this means somebody (anybody will do at this point, but like obviously I mean Funi) will finally release Free! -Take Your Marks-.

 

I mean, Funi getting anything has always meant I'll never be able to legally stream it even if it's simulcast on CR, so this doesn't change much for me outside of physical releases. You guys better hope Funi's region locked player is better than CR's at the very least.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 06:52 AM

I know they had Power Rangers for a while. Believe they certainly made a big deal about getting MMPR and, I think, did a mix of season sets and 'best of' releases focusing on individual rangers.

 

There are basically 3 anime companies active in UK:

 

Manga UK- Have been going since the 80s, partly responsible for the UK tabloid impression of 'those violent porno toons'. Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies but in recent years have very much focused on big name shonen and stuff that has mainstream appeal.

 

Anime Limited- Kinda does more experimental stuff. Has the UK license for Gundam but is just as likely to pull an obscure title because someone on staff adores it. Very much focused on addressing how left in the dust the UK has been but infamous for having plans bigger than it can really manage. Titles get delayed a lot, announces expansion into other merch that doesn't emerge until years later, etc.

 

MVM- Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up. Consistent at conventions and has had some surprise gains like the original Love Live but...yeah, where waifu shows end up.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:04 AM

I know they had Power Rangers for a while. Believe they certainly made a big deal about getting MMPR and, I think, did a mix of season sets and 'best of' releases focusing on individual rangers.

 

There are basically 3 anime companies active in UK:

 

Manga UK- Have been going since the 80s, partly responsible for the UK tabloid impression of 'those violent porno toons'. Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies but in recent years have very much focused on big name shonen and stuff that has mainstream appeal.

 

Anime Limited- Kinda does more experimental stuff. Has the UK license for Gundam but is just as likely to pull an obscure title because someone on staff adores it. Very much focused on addressing how left in the dust the UK has been but infamous for having plans bigger than it can really manage. Titles get delayed a lot, announces expansion into other merch that doesn't emerge until years later, etc.

 

MVM- Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up. Consistent at conventions and has had some surprise gains like the original Love Live but...yeah, where waifu shows end up.

 

That's pretty informative! :thumbsup


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 09:48 AM

 

Respectable but basically where all the waifu shows end up.

 

So... Funimation?

 

Also >claiming Love Live! is totally, totally not a waifu show (or at the very least, a show meant for people to waifu-ify).

 

 

Were kinda infamous for licensing OVAs and movies

 

So the UK version of Maiden Japan that became VIZ.


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Posted 02 June 2019 - 10:38 AM

Manga used to license a lot of the 1980s anime movies and OVAs and give them dubs that were done with American actors yet tend to have British slang/added swearing. In their early days Manga leaned heavily into the "These aren't your father's cartoons!" image and tried to sell anime as edgy.

 

As for MVM, I'd compare them more to ADV/Sentai.



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Posted 02 June 2019 - 12:01 PM

Just watched the latest ep of Afterlost, its pretty much a case of the plot thickens as alterative universes and a bit of time travel come involved.


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Posted 03 June 2019 - 12:08 AM

Oh, well, that doesn't sound promising.

 

I mean there was time-travel way earlier but that was more a case of a specific time-frame manifesting itself as part of a pocket universe.

 

Actually maybe I should have expected this.

 

"These aren't your father's cartoons!"

 

Oh yeah I remember that!

 

tend to have British slang/added swearing

 

To this day British prints of Disney Channel TV and film novelizations have all instances of 'mom' replaced with 'mum' and so on. It's quite odd.


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Posted 16 June 2019 - 06:12 PM

Doing a catch up on Boruto, Naruto Next Generations, I sort of stopped watching for a few weeks and now I'm just playing catch up, thou much of its filler, OK ALL FILLER, but this filler arc seems to be kind of fun taking a character whose screen time been extremely limited and putting her with the sixth Hokage and Guy, its just kind of fun to watch, sure it might not progress the series actual plot at least this arc attempts to make the story entertaining with its comedy.

 

Also watching the original Yu-Gi-Oh!, in the battle city finals aboard Kiba's airship and the last ep was Mai's defeat at Marik's hands.


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