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by Tarnsman
Mon May 16, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Anime Detour 2016 /w Amanda Winn Lee
Replies: 18
Views: 2719

Re: Anime Detour 2016 /w Amanda Winn Lee

deserves every bit of personal strife that went on in her family's past. I am coming off as extremely bitter and for that I apologize, that's just my opinion of AWL and I don't think if I met her in person it would change. I too wish to be so petty that I wish personal suffering on someone for havi...
by Tarnsman
Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: How did Misato survive the second impact, shouldnt there be some anti AT-Field?
Replies: 30
Views: 4094

Re: How did Misato survive the second impact, shouldnt there be some anti AT-Field?

Did you miss the part where I said "But, let's leave the axial tilt bit aside -- gaffes show up every now and then, and it's not crucial to the plot anyway, so best to just sideline it and move on."? No but I refused to acknowledge it because it's retarded. You can't just elect to ignore ...
by Tarnsman
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: How did Misato survive the second impact, shouldnt there be some anti AT-Field?
Replies: 30
Views: 4094

Re: How did Misato survive the second impact, shouldnt there be some anti AT-Field?

Correct. We have no reason to believe it was. White Moon, you say? That's 13.75 kilometers, who gives a shit? N2 mines cover that territory. I think it's far more likely that Adam's S2 specs match that of Sachiel's S2 than that Adam's are somehow capable of annihilating an entire continent (with al...
by Tarnsman
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 48744

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

They decide what gets made and what doesn't, but they decide based on their own warped criteria, not on what the public actually wants to see. I'd hardly call it a warped criteria. A movie with a 150 million dollar budget needs to make around 300 million to break even (since 150 is just the product...
by Tarnsman
Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 48744

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

Again, Chinese censors, not audience. The audience probably wouldn't care if a Japanese actress played a Japanese character in a film based on a Japanese property. They'll spend their money on a movie they want (and are allowed) to see. If the movie they are allowed to see has a white woman in a Ja...
by Tarnsman
Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 48744

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

:shrug: If the point of the exercise is to show sensitivity to minority groups it pays to actually listen to what they have to say on the matter. Well it depends on the context. Is the outrage over genuinely shitting on someone's culture? Or is it outrage fueled by massive ingrained cultural xenoph...
by Tarnsman
Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 48744

Re: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?

but treating Asians like they're interchangeable is even worse Is it equally wrong to cast a Swede to play a Russian? Or a Brit to play a German? Or a Brit to play an American? Or a Guatemalan to play a Mexican? Or a Mexican to play a Cuban? Or a Persian to play a Jordanian? Or an American to play ...
by Tarnsman
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:01 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 41253

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

There is no reason they couldn't have done that with GitS. Absolutely none. Except there is one HUGE reason. Licensing. The independent vanity project angle works for original IPs because it doesn't require the studio to really go out of their way for them. Del Toro made Pacific Rim not Evangelion/...
by Tarnsman
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:18 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 41253

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

Take Deadpool , for example. On paper, that shouldn't have worked. It was an R-rated superhero movie starring a proven failure at the box office, so if the system were all that was in control it never would have gotten the green light Deadpool was given a tiny budget (for it's scope and being a sup...
by Tarnsman
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 41253

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

That is spending priorities I cannot fathom. Well if they're telling the truth and it was meant for background people then it makes sense since most background crowds are now heavily augmented with CGI and it's cheaper to just grab 100 random extras then trying to get a specific group of people. As...
by Tarnsman
Thu Apr 14, 2016 12:37 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? 2H15 to 1H16
Replies: 919
Views: 82635

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2015 to now

Haven't done reviews in forever, bunch of crap I'm watching/recently watched. Free!/Free! Eternal Summer Homosexual Fun Water Time ended up being a much better show than I anticipated. (It also managed to be even gayer than I anticipated which is saying something) It's definitely emotionally overwro...
by Tarnsman
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Evageeks is a story about repetition
Replies: 37
Views: 4254

Re: Evageeks is a story about repetition

The most memorable thing he did was order a large dragon dildo as some apology to Xard for insulting his waifu, heh. Bumping a month old thread to set the record straight. It wasn't an apology it had nothing to do with insulting Xard's waifu, it was simply because I foolishly joked that if someone ...
by Tarnsman
Thu Jan 28, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: Funimation: Evangelion 3.33 coming out February 2 2016
Replies: 464
Views: 55766

Re: Funimation: Evangelion 3.33 coming out February 2 2016

And the subtitles did any better? And for once, could you please focus on something positive That's not a translation error, that's just 3.0 being a bad movie. Translating 'falling in stature to' to 'falling in battle to' is a clear error. Now if it was missed it suggests the line is not very impor...
by Tarnsman
Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 1881
Views: 151530

Re: Star Wars

Spoilers 2015 Oh, so that's why she runs from Kylo Ren their first fight and gets captured, and fucks up and let's out the tentacle monsters in the ship! Wait, why is it okay for Luke to be an Ace pilot despite living on a farm his whole life? Why is it okay he can use the force after a 15 ...
by Tarnsman
Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 1881
Views: 151530

Re: Star Wars

I dislike the term "Mary Sue." Like, a lot. Look, I understand that some people think that "X" female character is written poorly, and in the case of Rey in The Force Awakens, I would actually agree with you. But the term "Mary Sue" is literally meaningless when it's n...
by Tarnsman
Wed Dec 23, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 1881
Views: 151530

Re: Star Wars

Ray#821829 wrote:I think this is the first time since the first Star Wars where I've actually seen someone bleed in a Star Wars movie.


There is blood in A New Hope when Obi Wan cuts the guy's arm off in the bar. There is blood in quite a few places in Empire. I can't recall any blood in RoTJ.
by Tarnsman
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 1881
Views: 151530

Re: Star Wars

The storm troopers and tie pilots in this are competent? These are the same guys that couldn't take out two people running them on foot with 2 fighters and a squad of soldiers. Let the Millennium Falcon take of after bombing their previous ship before they could get to it. Lost to a ship with a...
by Tarnsman
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 1881
Views: 151530

Re: Star Wars

They didn't though. Star Wars went full derivative. It was the archetypal hero's journey, going by the numbers from start to finish, and there was nothing original in it at all. We think it's great now because we've been stuck with it for 38 years, but at the time it was pretty damn dull. ESB was f...
by Tarnsman
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:20 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 1881
Views: 151530

Re: Star Wars

By focused on the sun going out, I meant the symbolism for the light going out of Ren. Not a focus on the functionality of the weapon in a utilitarian sense. But the internalization of the characters. And as for any telegraphing of Han dying, I knew he was going to before going into the movie. I th...

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