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by drinian
Fri May 29, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Where do you get your animes from?
Replies: 23
Views: 3080

Right Stuf sales.

Really mainstream stuff is sometimes cheaper on Amazon.

Buying direct from licensors at anime conventions is sometimes as cheap as Right Stuf's sales, but that seems to have changed in recent years.
by drinian
Wed May 27, 2015 5:06 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Catamari's Magnificent Japanese Misadventures
Replies: 14
Views: 1393

I am heading to Akihabara again to find some Eva Gachapon machines. Hopefully you'll have better luck than I did a few months ago. Akiba tends to be very topical. The Anime Center in the UDX building has some stuff targeted at foreign tourists that is a bit more well-rounded (they still hav...
by drinian
Wed Apr 29, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: [Convention] Otakon
Replies: 712
Views: 40789

Eva Monkey is much closer to the epicenter than I am, however, the National Guard have set up about a block away from my apartment building with humvees, armored vehicles, and a lot of very bored Guardsmen standing around. They seem to be using the Guard to patrol areas that are strategically import...
by drinian
Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Convention General Thread
Replies: 214
Views: 33099

Shinichiro Watanabe ( Cowboy Bebop director) and Noriko Hidaka (voice for Jean from Nadia , Noriko from Gunbuster ) will be at Amazement this year , in Raleigh, NC. If you live near the mid-East coast and want to get your body (or just some DVDs, Blu-rays, or an animation cel...
by drinian
Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:24 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 124044

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/28/a-head-transplant-is-a-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-idea.html About the only people who are willing to pay huge amounts to risk their lives for this, uh, Frankensteinian "breakthrough", are more likely the narcissistic. Considering th...
by drinian
Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: So, who's into conspiracy theories?
Replies: 131
Views: 11775

TOPIC: I once met a young person who believed the Chinese were altering the food in the US in order to make everyone gay and effeminate, which would impede the country's ability to resist in the event of an invasion. I gave him kudos for making me feel like I was talking to someone from 1950. T...
by drinian
Tue Feb 17, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Studio Ghibli
Replies: 187
Views: 25124

Dataprime#781940 wrote:The Tale of Princess Kaguya is out on DVD/Blu today.
Anyone picking it up?

I'm hoping that Costco does another Ghibli sale like they did last year. Disney was on sale this month, so maybe soon.
by drinian
Wed Feb 11, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 124044

Tankred#781243 wrote: The nanny state strikes again


Shouldn't drivers be keeping two hands on the wheel anyway?
by drinian
Sat Feb 07, 2015 11:07 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Celebrity RIP Thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 149735

Mr. Tines#780688 wrote:Getting a splash obit in the national press should qualify someone for this thread. I learned today that my old headmaster had just died, shortly before his 104th birthday.

Goodbye, Mr. Chips.
by drinian
Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Funny Eva parody
Replies: 16
Views: 4372

TomasJC#722959 wrote:Also, for future funny videos that are EVA related: [url]http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/11070/Shinji-is-THE-BOSS-Potentially-Amusing-YouTube-Videos/[/url]
by drinian
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] strange happenings of 2015
Replies: 1845
Views: 124044

It's not so much a restriction on importing tampons as it is a set of general restrictions on moving money out of Argentina. The government wants to keep the peso's official exchange rate from collapsing, and doing so requires expending your country's foreign currency reserves. It's ...
by drinian
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Whitewashing And Diversity In Hollywood?
Replies: 669
Views: 53530

I'm not really here to debate; there's definitely a conversation to be had.

I just want to point out that the demographics of the United States line up within a few percentage points of the graph that you posted.
by drinian
Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: News of Anime in Japan
Replies: 1001
Views: 192535

It's too bad that Kyoto Animation doesn't do Key shows any more. P.A. Works isn't quite the right fit.
by drinian
Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:38 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: The Interview (and America’s Weak Use of the Media)
Replies: 116
Views: 8382

The hacker’s text seemed to be made up of enough broken-English to believe that it was (sympathizers of?) North Korea, I've been to North Korea, conversed with North Korean citizens in English, and consumed a reasonable amount of their propaganda in English. Believe me, if the North Kor...
by drinian
Thu Oct 30, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Controversial Anime Opinions
Replies: 1295
Views: 102203

On another subject, I actually think that the ending of Mahoromatic makes perfect sense, if you look at the thematic hints that are made earlier in the series.
by drinian
Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: Beware of the Evangelion Bootlegs
Replies: 24
Views: 11051

That's an impressive bootleg, if it is a bootleg. There were several different production runs of the Platinum box sets. However, if they are showing up now on eBay, then probably bootleg.

One thing I can't see in your pictures, though, do they share the same UPC?
by drinian
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: Disney loses rights to "John Carter" franchise
Replies: 9
Views: 1533

The Eva Monkey#757186 wrote:I don't understand where $200 million lost is coming from.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollywood_accounting

Also, I thought that many of the Barsoom books are in the public domain? How can there be film rights sold to that?
by drinian
Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Walkin' On Moonshine (Weird Image Thread 6)
Replies: 1984
Views: 137610

Tankred#755739 wrote:Yeah, they still make blank tapes, music and VHS.

My observation ~4 years ago was that cassette tapes were still very popular in Tunisia, mostly for use in cars/vans. You could buy pre-recorded ones in the markets.
by drinian
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Fandom Area
Topic: Evangelion Music Videos
Replies: 809
Views: 161487

Not really a music video but wasn't sure where to put it; it's a summary of the recent presidential election in Brazil set to the tune of the OP:

Neon Genesis Eleições
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4e_3p1wVRc

P.S. -- no politics.
by drinian
Fri Oct 03, 2014 6:22 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2014 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1396
Views: 190828

If someone picks up a stick, or is given one masquerading as a promotional item... I've heard that several years ago, the security group at my company made a number of USB sticks with a flyer attached that said something like "Learn how to win an iPad from your company!" and left them...

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