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Still binging The King's Avatar. It's (I think?) 40 episodes and Netflix puts up 10 each Friday. After the first 15 or so I started ffwd-ing through 70% of the live-human/dialogue sections and mostly watch the game/competition/training scenes. Eng. subtitles on Netflix are pretty terrible, which doesn't  help (usually they're at least adequate, but this show it's rather bad). Although there is one character that's hilarious (to me) every time he's playing the game, since he's one of those really fast talkers. I guess he'd either irritate or make one laugh - I'm the latter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbOcvOZae5c

 

I think there's an anime version too, I'll have to check that out. At any rate, for some reason I'm still having great fun watching the "game" sequences.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WwP6OaynQM

Edit: bah, forum isn't showing the video links embedded in-post again. So flaky for me. Whatever. :) They're both 2 minutes or less.

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^ what exactly am I looking at?


"only when you no-life you can exist forever, because what does not live cannot die."

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17 hours ago, Lexx said:

^ what exactly am I looking at?

A mini series that based off the work Uzumaki. It's considered to be one of the best horror mangas. I'm pretty excited :aiee:

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Tried watching the first episode of the Netflix Dark Crystal. I barely remember the movie, tbh, except for the muppet factor and I recall liking it at the time.
I'm assuming it's all CGI now, no puppets? It feels odd to me that they sorta kept the awkwardness of the puppet walking and face movement - it's not a bad thing, just took me a bit to get used to I guess. Visuals are quite nice overall. I may give it a longer shot if my attention span can keep up with it.

I could've done without the one Crystal keeper and her constant goopy nose problem tho. 😑


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They mixed in animatronics and cgi. As far as I can tell, all the close ups are puppets while everything else is cgi. Personally I have no problems with that - the show looks really great.

Got two more episodes to go. Love it a lot so far.


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5 minutes ago, LadyCrimson said:


I'm assuming it's all CGI now, no puppets?

"actors" are puppets. many puppets. cgi is relative limited as the vast majority o' sets is real with a bit o' green-screen stuff. 

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/on-demand/2019-08-31/dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-puppets-or-cgi/

HA! Good Fun!


"Those who won our independence by revolution were not cowards. They did not fear political change. They did not exalt order at the cost of liberty. To courageous, self-reliant men, with confidence in the power of free and fearless reasoning applied through the processes of popular government, no danger flowing from speech can be deemed clear and present, unless the incidence of the evil apprehended is so imminent that it may befall before there is opportunity for full discussion. If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."--Justice Louis Brandeis, Concurring, Whitney v. California, 274 U.S. 357 (1927)

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14 minutes ago, Gromnir said:

"actors" are puppets. many puppets. cgi is relative limited as the vast majority o' sets is real with a bit o' green-screen stuff. 

https://www.radiotimes.com/news/on-demand/2019-08-31/dark-crystal-age-of-resistance-puppets-or-cgi/

Ah. I thought they'd just done a really good job at recreating that stiff face movement of those elf-like people (sorry, forget the race name). Ha. Wouldn't surprise me if they at least did some CGI post-work enhancement, on either the puppets or just to create uber-perfect lighting. There is often just that kind of ... over-polished look. Not that it matters either way.

I like the quote in the article re: CGI Yoda and his movement. Too true, and not just on Yoda.


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Finished the Dark Crystal.

What I didn't liked was...

 

... the final Battle. That one was lame as hell, imo.

Also these "rotate around character / object" camera scenes felt cheap and weirdly unfitting to me.

Other than that I loved the show. Loved the visuals and the world and how stuff was setup. It's just fantastic. Haven't seen a show like that in a long while.
As far as I am aware, there is nothing about a season 2 yet, but considering this one gets praised hard everywhere, I'm assuming it's going to happen.

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Binged on "Chernobyl". Great stuff. Acting, camera, minimalist soundtrack, everything. 

Empathy points gained: for being upset about human and pet deaths equally.

Empathy points lost x2: for wanting to replay S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: SoC. 

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On 9/7/2019 at 8:40 PM, LittleArmadillo0 said:

 

A mini series that based off the work Uzumaki. It's considered to be one of the best horror mangas. I'm pretty excited :aiee:

Junji Ito has been resistant to an animated series (there was a live action movie in that adapts part of the story, but ends different as it was produced before the end of the manga had been made).  Ito is apparently a fan of director Hiroshi Nagahama if the articles I read are accurate, which is why he agreed to it.  While I've liked most of Ito's work Uzumaki is a particular masterwork.

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WATCH: Alec Baldwin Gets Absolutely Torched By Daughter Ireland at Comedy Central Roast

well, that was actual a bit uncomfortable, but somehow funny at same time... which am s'posing is the point.

HA! Good Fun!


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