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by El Squibbonator
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1295
Views: 102103

Re: Controversial Anime Opinions

https://orig00.deviantart.net/4512/f/2010/223/3/9/alien_equal_to_anime_by_zenki1389.jpg There was actually a chapter of ''Franken Fran'' than had pretty much that exact image as the punchline. Basically, a cosplayer wants to look exactly like her favorite anime character, so she goes to the title c...
by El Squibbonator
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [MERCH] Evangelion Dictionary Set
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: [MERCH] Evangelion Dictionary Set

Wait, so are they illustrated with screenshots from the show or original artwork?
by El Squibbonator
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: If you could be any Eva character who would you be?
Replies: 165
Views: 17630

Re: If you could be any Eva character who would you be?

Pen-pen. He's the only well-adjusted one in the whole bunch.
by El Squibbonator
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)
Replies: 812
Views: 44980

Re: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)

silvermoonlight#871213 wrote:Sad but true...DA has a huge issue with fetish granted some of it is positive some very negative. :uhh:


Amen to that. I have seen things on DeviantArt--some of them Evangelion-related, mind you--that were not meant for mortal eyes.
by El Squibbonator
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Tomie's True Identity? - An Analysis of Junji Ito's Horror Manga
Replies: 10
Views: 531

Re: Tomie's True Identity? - An Analysis of Junji Ito's Horror Manga

I can't believe it took me this long to notice this, but not that I think about it, it's pretty obvious: A lot of Junji Ito's stories can be read as criticism of Japanese societal norms . For example, Gyo is about the atrocities of WW2 that Japan has yet to apologize for--the Death Stench is the res...
by El Squibbonator
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2
Replies: 459
Views: 17535

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

The thing is, what has been seen cannot be unseen. And that goes for any genre, whether it's superheroes or giant robot anime or anything else under the sun. Once works have been created that exhibit the "dark underbelly" of these popular genres, those genres in their original forms are in...
by El Squibbonator
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2
Replies: 459
Views: 17535

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

Any Superhero universe when you peel back the layers ultimately devolves into either a dystopia (Civil War, Watchmen, Injustice) or an outright nihilistic apocalyptic hellscape (Old Man Logan, Irredeemable) Well, you could say the same for any number of other genres too. Like mecha anime--that's ho...
by El Squibbonator
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: DISNEY buys FOX
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: DISNEY buys FOX

Didn't they try to do exactly that in 2004? And get turned down? Anyway, if you don't mind me making a wild-ass guess, I think Disney's next big acquisition is going to be. . . Sega. Here's why: Here's why: 1. While Nintendo has become closely connected to Comcast/Universal lately, Sega has no parti...
by El Squibbonator
Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: DISNEY buys FOX
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: DISNEY buys FOX

As it stands right now, there's just one company that rivals Disney in the number of fields of entertainment it covers-- Comcast, the only media corporation bigger than Disney. They own Universal Studios (both the actual film studio and the theme park), DreamWorks, Illumination Entertainment, NBC, a...
by El Squibbonator
Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: DISNEY buys FOX
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: DISNEY buys FOX

Is there still a possibility that the merger could be cancelled?
by El Squibbonator
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What manga are you reading right now?
Replies: 1170
Views: 567420

Re: What manga are you reading right now?

How so?
by El Squibbonator
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 311
Views: 24824

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

Germany has its military back , perhaps its time Japan was allowed theirs back too? I mean, they were both on the wrong side of WWII. The thing is, Germany has acknowledged and apologized for the horrific acts they committed during the war. The Holocaust is a mandatory part of every German child's ...
by El Squibbonator
Wed Dec 27, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 311
Views: 24824

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

This isn't going to end well. I just know it. It's something that the United States does all the time, yet never seems to learn from: we come up with ideas to help other countries that seem friendly at first, but then we always act surprised when they turn out to have different interests from us. It...
by El Squibbonator
Wed Dec 27, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 311
Views: 24824

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

I know Japan has been beefing up its military--ahem, its self-defense forces--but I'm pretty sure this is illegal somehow. After all, doesn't Article 9 prohibit Japan from possessing "offensive" weapons, such as heavy bombers, ballistic missiles, and aircraft carriers?
by El Squibbonator
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2
Replies: 459
Views: 17535

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

Ray#870302 wrote:The last two times they did that? They got Green Lantern and Superman Returns.


Hey, you take that back! Superman Returns was awesome!
by El Squibbonator
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2
Replies: 459
Views: 17535

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

A major film studio that operated anything like this would be rightly sued for violating their fiduciary duties to their shareholders. The DCCU is a flop but that’s like saying the auto industry should have gone back to making salon cars for the rich after the Edsel. Also, superhero movies can be a...
by El Squibbonator
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: Evangelion Chit-Chat
Topic: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)
Replies: 812
Views: 44980

Re: Evangelion Pic Thread 10: The Society for the Appreciation Of The Premium Girl (and her friends)

Asuka'sBigBrother#870236 wrote::facepalm:
Sending children into war is deplorable and insanely unethical.

Be ashamed.


You are aware that the version of Asuka in this picture is 28 years old, right?
by El Squibbonator
Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Superhero/Comic Based Films & Tv - Vol.2
Replies: 459
Views: 17535

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

There's also just how much actual money was being traded while these movies were made. If you spend $30 million on a movie, and make back $37 million, that's pretty neat. If you spend $300 million, and only make back $307 million, that's actually rather terrible. The net profit is $7 million in bot...
by El Squibbonator
Sat Dec 16, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: DISNEY buys FOX
Replies: 22
Views: 475

Re: DISNEY buys FOX

It's not quite a monopoly yet. See, in order to be considered a possible monopoly threat, a company has to control at least 50% of the market share of its product. Disney and Fox combined would make up about 40% of the film market. That's a lot, but it still leaves room for the other major studios (...

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