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by Gob Hobblin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: EVA Sessions: The Eaters of Sin
Replies: 228
Views: 20613

Re: EVA Sessions: The Eaters of Sin

Quick note: Mirage fighters are feckin' loud.
by Gob Hobblin
Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Fanfiction
Topic: FanFiction Requests/Recommendations/Discussion etc.
Replies: 844
Views: 108341

Re: FanFiction Requests/Recommendations/Discussion etc.

I started one with a sort of MuvLuv meets Enders Game vibe, but beyond that, I don't know of any others.
by Gob Hobblin
Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 46350

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

And there's a big difference between taking the moral High Ground and demanding a product of quality: the latter is what we are doing. If I go to a 4-star restaurant that's known for its steaks, and I get a two and a half star dining experience, it's not taking the moral High Ground to say that the ...
by Gob Hobblin
Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 46350

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

Consider how many remakes are coming out right now, which are getting poor reviews when compared to the original. You can't have a standalone film when it's part of a franchise, or when it is a direct remake of a previous film. It's especially true when you're talking about a franchise that has seve...
by Gob Hobblin
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 46350

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

To sum it up (and paraphrasing your point, Sachi), when I see a Ghost in the Shell movie, I expect a damned good movie.
by Gob Hobblin
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:17 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 803
Views: 54618

Re: FML general thread [8]

Tines: Yes! It's an INCREDIBLY bad idea! Trying to find a life partner while having trouble finding a reason to get up in the morning, while stressed, is basically putting your stresses on another person while taking on theirs. It can be very fulfilling to have a life partner, but it is also somethi...
by Gob Hobblin
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 803
Views: 54618

Re: FML general thread [8]

Fresh fruits and vegetables can't be stressed enough. Starting the day with yogurts or grains (especially oatmeal) has a surprising effect on energy and mood.
by Gob Hobblin
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 46350

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

Why would you NOT want it to live up to the original? This is an entry into a franchise that has several very good properties attached to it, which means flaws in the finished product are going to be glaringly highlighted. Trying to phone it in by hitting on the surface imagery of the franchise, wit...
by Gob Hobblin
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 803
Views: 54618

Re: FML general thread [8]

Telling a stressed person that what they need is a wife to help take care of them is phenomenally bad advice.
by Gob Hobblin
Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 334
Views: 13914

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

^

That actually sounds like a great fanfic idea.
by Gob Hobblin
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 334
Views: 13914

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

TheCarkolum: Hey, easy there: no one is saying you said this or that (at least, I'm not). I've observed something in the thread I felt needed to be pointed out, so take it or leave it. I don't think you're wrong in your assessment of Asuka, but there is a term 'sexual frustration' and a term 'sexual...
by Gob Hobblin
Thu Jul 06, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Rebuild of Evangelion
Topic: You know what Q reminds me of?
Replies: 27
Views: 5817

Re: You know what Q reminds me of?

It seems a rather spot on comparison to me, honestly. Everything about Q gave me the sensation of receiving a rough colonoscopy. Frankly, the whole thing reminds me of an uncomfortable fever dream, and not in a good way. The tonal shift, thematic shift, character shift...just everything, was so star...
by Gob Hobblin
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 334
Views: 13914

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

It's not really semantics, though, because they mean two fundamentally different things, and are portrayed in very different manners. Sexual tension tends to be a constructive element (not always, but usually), the sort of thing that drives people closer together. Sexual frustration is an inability ...
by Gob Hobblin
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 334
Views: 13914

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

^ :asuka_stare: ...Anyway, TV Tropes would refer to Miyamura's statement as Word of Saint Paul: it doesn't hold the weight of, say Anno's statements (Word of God), but unless directly contradicted, might as well be canon, and is worth strong consideration. Sometimes it does supersede Word of God, as...
by Gob Hobblin
Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2
Replies: 459
Views: 17523

Re: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2

SPOILER: Show
We had Miles Morales: why not Michelle Jones?
by Gob Hobblin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 9:19 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 46350

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

I think one of the better movies to get it right is Hyena Road. It's not quite these guys, but it's close. Shit, even Sicario kind of got it right. As dreary as that movie is (and really doesn't do a good job of personifying FBI SWAT operators: not to generalize, but your average operator would not ...
by Gob Hobblin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 46350

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

Stillborn: I can't remember the chapter number, but it was the one involving the Think Tank, and the Major's boyfriend from Section...6, I think it was? She referenced how the kid had tortured one of her men to death, but it was still a deliberate murder setup, and she made no bones about that (she ...
by Gob Hobblin
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"
Replies: 730
Views: 46350

Re: Hollywood's "Ghost in the Shell"

^ That's a good point that people gloss over with Masamune Shirow's work: even in works like Appleseed, which can have some very light-hearted elements (sarcasm and banter among teammates, pranks, our beloved badass characters acting like dipshits and making mistakes, a very fun romantic relationshi...
by Gob Hobblin
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Evangelion Discussion
Topic: C.T.1290 versus Asuka. Examining the good and bad.
Replies: 334
Views: 13914

Re: Is it impossible for Shinji and Asuka to love one another?

I would say that showing her breasts to Kaji very much refutes it as a 'platonic' relationship, at least in her mind. She did want acceptance, but acceptance as an adult, which in her mind translated to a sexual relationship. Whether or not Kaji tried to treat the relationship as platonic, Asuka did...
by Gob Hobblin
Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2
Replies: 459
Views: 17523

Re: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2

Neeson al'Ghul kind of implied that the League had something to do with it, but he was built up to be a manipulator, so...who knows? Ironically, TDK is my favorite of the trilogy in spite of it's serious flaws. That's mostly chalked up to how much I enjoy watching Tom Hardy on screen: he made a very...

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