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@  Bass X0 : (20 May 2019 - 11:16 AM)


@  Cybersnark : (20 May 2019 - 08:52 AM)

So, now that Game of Thrones is over, when can we get back to The Dragon Prince?

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:19 AM)

Like, half of them nowadays are montages of tweet screencaps from the writer's inbox

@  unluckiness : (20 May 2019 - 12:18 AM)

lol you expected integrity from internet news

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:33 PM)

I'm mostly confused how news sites went from "Analysing all the amazingness of Game of Thrones" to "Fans sure don't like this season!", like... way to prioritize clicks over a solid editorial opinion

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 11:30 PM)

[and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site"] is this like the Toei Quarry?

@  MEDdMI : (19 May 2019 - 11:17 PM)

@Foffy and then that giant lasagna just tipped over and killed everyone, to be later known as the infamous Bad Monday event.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

Ahahaha!!! Go read the reactions for yourself. To say anything more here risks spoiling the finale for subscribing Allsparkers, the quality of this season notwithstanding.

@  Foffy : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 PM)

pretty wild how heathcliff was in the game of thrones finale, i was not expecting that crossover

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

were they still super pissed?

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (19 May 2019 - 10:48 PM)

Well, as someone who is not into Game of Thrones, it sure was entertaining to open up social media this evening to unexpectedly see headlines about fan reactions to the finale. Lmao.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:12 PM)

But it's also a SUPER-well known location in my region, so these extensive exterior shots without any post production alterations completely ruin the illusion for me.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:11 PM)

I mean, I get why they did it: It's an existing location that fits the purpose, it's open for the public, and they had to shoot some scenes in my home state anyway to due a subsidizing deal.

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:09 PM)

Needless to say, it's not in Berlin, and even what's seen onscreen is waaaaay too modern for something that's supposed to exist in 1929 (even moreso as a derelict site in 1929). The structures seen haven't even been built until the 1960s!

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 06:07 PM)

I'm currently in the process of watching season 2 of Babylon Berlin, and there's a recurring setting of a "derelict industrial site" or whatever it's supposed to be on the show, and I easily recognize it as a place only a few minutes from where I live (it's actually a former ironworks site that's been turned into a public park).

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Ever since I went to Japan last year, I have friend who dread watching anime with me due to that...

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:51 PM)

Not hugely, but I am the type to notice places once I have been there and say "Hey, I've been there!"

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

Half of new york city (on tape.) is actually montreal.

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:50 PM)

I watched Death Wish 5 last night and clearly recognized Toronto streets; didn't pull me out of Bronson's 1-man war on drugs or fashion or whatever it was that pissed him off that time

@  TM2-Megatron : (19 May 2019 - 05:49 PM)

it's nice to finally be thought of as exotic by somebody! lol

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:48 PM)

In an "I cannot possibly make my brain ignore the location I'm familiar with and pretend it's whatever the story claims it is" way?

@  Nevermore : (19 May 2019 - 05:42 PM)

Question for those of you living in exotic locations such as the US or the UK: If you watch a movie or a TV show that features a real-life location as a stand-in for someplace else, and you recognize the real-life location due to having been there in person, does that pull you out of the story?

@  Xellos : (19 May 2019 - 05:15 PM)

Maybe you should have installed macOS in your house instead.

@  Noideaforaname : (19 May 2019 - 04:40 PM)

Nothing like coming home after a long day to find a bird in the house. And then once you sit down for a well-earned rest after leading the bird back outside, you find it had a friend. A friend who *really* doesn't understand how windows work...

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:26 PM)

Bingo. The big polls don't tell people what's actually happening because that doesn't sell.

@  fourteenwings : (19 May 2019 - 10:59 AM)

IIRC there are good polls but data is easily manipulated so they give people what they want to hear

@  wonko the sane? : (19 May 2019 - 10:58 AM)

The only way to get people interested in politics is to make into reality TV. So they lie to do it.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (19 May 2019 - 01:38 AM)

Yeah, polling these days is garbage.

@  Sean Whitmore : (18 May 2019 - 11:53 PM)

Well, he was an honest man. He wasn’t gonna lie to a 5-year-old.

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 08:34 PM)

Grandfather once said to me, "I'm going upstairs and hug your grandma."

@  Sabrblade : (18 May 2019 - 07:08 PM)

Mama always said that you can tell a lot 'bout a person from 'is shoes...

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 May 2019 - 03:54 PM)

Life is like a box of chocolates. Stay out of the sun or melt into a pile of gross slop.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 May 2019 - 10:26 AM)

Greasy, disappointing and still managing to be over priced?

@  Lancer : (18 May 2019 - 10:22 AM)

... Yes, it is!

@  Noideaforaname : (18 May 2019 - 09:48 AM)

Life's a fillet of fish!

@  unluckiness : (18 May 2019 - 08:53 AM)

ow the edge

@  Paladin : (18 May 2019 - 07:03 AM)

a reminder that life is an unrepentant hellscape where everyone & everything you know will eventually betray you.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:45 AM)

You know, this election is what has finally broken me of any confidence at any point of pre-polling data. I mean, it's always been sketchy, but this is just... aaaargh!

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 06:08 AM)

I was going to make an Auspol election thread in P&R, but the outcome so far has made me feel physically ill.

@  Gamma V : (18 May 2019 - 03:28 AM)

Haven't been here in a long time.

@  Pennpenn : (18 May 2019 - 03:16 AM)

I have heard that, it's rather disappointing. Ah, maybe they'll just leech each others stores of "awful racist vote" and not go anywhere.

@  Trpodeca : (17 May 2019 - 11:09 PM)

I voted. Boy there are a worrying amount of parties which sound like fascists.

@  Pennpenn : (17 May 2019 - 06:55 PM)

For those in Australia, it is a federal election today. Go Vote! It's Mandatory!

@  TheMightyMol... : (17 May 2019 - 04:19 PM)

Humor? I 'ardly know 'or!

@  wonko the sane? : (17 May 2019 - 03:51 PM)

I was intemately familiar with humour... but she just wanted to be friends...

@  Maximus Ambus : (17 May 2019 - 12:10 PM)

BZT Time out! Time out! Time ooooooouuuuuut!!!

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 08:23 AM)

Yes. Are you familiar with humor?

@  Sabrblade : (17 May 2019 - 07:50 AM)

You are familiar with The Room, yes?

@  unluckiness : (17 May 2019 - 01:14 AM)

nah, tuxedos are formal wear

@  Sabrblade : (16 May 2019 - 10:38 PM)

*...while dressed in a tuxedo*

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#4901 Daith


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Posted 11 May 2019 - 12:57 PM

Ya you arent the first to mention that subtraction from the original anime. But in the long run I think its for the best.

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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



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 Yesterday, 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 Today, 08:59 AM

It's a secret to everybody


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Posted Today, 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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