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17 minutes ago, Bartimaeus said:

It's on my to-do list to at least try - it might just take a while to get to it, especially because I haven't really been much in a watching (anything) mood as of late.

I recommend it. The protagonist is a fella but instead of shonen yelling all the time he's more quiet and contemplative. There's a lot of fantasy violence too, so it may bring back memories of splattering bandits in BG1.

 

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22 minutes ago, KP the meanie zucchini said:

I recommend it. The protagonist is a fella but instead of shonen yelling all the time he's more quiet and contemplative. There's a lot of fantasy violence too, so it may bring back memories of splattering bandits in BG1.

Yes, that was my understanding, which made me considerably more interested in it, :).

How is an official dub of DBZ even more bizarre and meme-ish than the TFS Abridged dub?

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7 minutes ago, Bartimaeus said:

Yes, that was my understanding, which made me considerably more interested in it, :).

Just a fair warning, **** gets dark.

7 minutes ago, Bartimaeus said:

How is an official dub of DBZ even more bizarre and meme-ish than the TFS Abridged dub?

I don't know, but it's hilarious.

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"I won't say what just in case KaineParker is reading" - Bartimaeus

"Oh no! Is there super secret ending as well? I don’t care." - Wormerine

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6 hours ago, Bartimaeus said:

Remind me to give some more bonus points to Sakura for ditching the whole ridiculous transformation thing entirely - the best part of them even in Sailor Moon was the dope music. Oooooh, Sailor Moon! Sailor Mars, Sailor Mars! Sailor Veeeeenus! Sailor Juu-peh-tuh! ...IIRC, they didn't really do anything special for Ami's song, but it was still good. Dang, thinking about that really makes me want to re-watch the show.

Well, what doesn't make anyone want to rewatch Sailor Moon exceped two things: Thinking that it won't hold up to nostalgia (it so readily does!) and SuperS, and you can just skip the entire season without missing anything, really, unless you're weird in you head like I am...

It's a good thing that the second episode didn't have the full transformation, because I think that's the longest one I've seen so far. Just went on forever, plus there's only so much naked nine year old on my screen I can take before it begins to change from a regular genre convetion to being just creepy weird, and it really toes that line a bit too much. 

I'd link a YT video, but there's only the movie transformation. Or one of the movie transformations. None from the original series. They're either really into copyright strikes or YT killed them all for the nudity.

6 hours ago, Bartimaeus said:

How come shows keep ripping off Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura? It's kinda like they were...great shows or something, I don't know!

Yeah, no idea either. I'll say this for Nanoha: While everything is familiar, two things do set it apart from the shows it so readily takes from. First, the magic is really more like hyper advanced alien technology (as is the talking ferret) which now that I think about it some more, as per Arthur C. Clarke, doesn't make any difference at all, and second, the first two episodes didn't have the comedic focus of either Sailor Moon or Cardcaptor Sakura. Nanoha spends most of the time talking to her friends, being in school or interacting with Yuuno, the action was shortish and unremarkable so far (not necessarily a bad thing), but it's more serious in tone.

Not to say it's dark or melancholy like Miyu. Far from it. It was occasionally funny so far, but unless something major changes, it looks like it wasn't primarily made to be funny. We'll see how that turns out. I'm off for work now, where a whole bunch of issues wait to be resolved, and some people need to be prodded into doing their jobs by making them think I appreciate their input and consider feedback from them worthwhile.

Ugh. What did I get into IT for when I still have to play the diplomat?

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11 hours ago, KP the meanie zucchini said:

Perhaps it's because I grew up in Texas, but it doesn't surprise me at all. If anything I'm surprised there haven't been more imitators. The US is full of dumbasses who want to believe the dumbest ****, Alex gives the ones who want to believe conspiracies about alien demons an outlet and hawks the brain pills while he's at it. When you get down to it the grift ain't that much different from more normal media personalities or reality TV stars, they're building a brand based of an image and cashing in.

Which is to say we're all ****ed and should just watch anime instead of caring. Like Berserk, the best 90s seinen anime.

Thing is there have people peddling that kind of thing for decades (Wally George, anyone?)

So...anime it is. I actually have some anime series lined up (sadly not Sailor Moon, haven't found a copy) to watch here shortly.

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