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by drinian
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Lea Hernandez & her time at Gainax
Replies: 6
Views: 4470

Wow, the comic is a great read, and you can feel the mix of bitterness and enthusiasm coming through. The early fans have some good stories to tell.
by drinian
Wed Mar 12, 2014 7:45 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Art Prints/Posters thread
Replies: 33
Views: 11287

As it happens, I'm selling off bits and pieces of my large poster collection on eBay as I have time and motivation. I've gotten a surprising amount of money from posters originally given to me for free as promotional items. The only one up right now is this Haruhi Suzumiya poster: http://www...
by drinian
Sat Mar 08, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Clothes & Apparel
Replies: 87
Views: 17706

Re: Clothes & Apparel

Blue Monday#704676 wrote:Specifically looking for some pocket tees at the moment


http://store.americanapparel.net/ do good T-shirts, although I've never had one with a pocket myself.
by drinian
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:55 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2014 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1396
Views: 198563

Re: It looks like war. Bl

Russia invades Ukrainian Crimea. I'd really like to know what the discussions behind the public absolutist rhetoric look like right now. No-one ever wants to admit that sovereignty is negotiable in public, but when Russia's navy has their Black Sea fleet based in another country that sudden...
by drinian
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: [Convention] Otakon
Replies: 716
Views: 49083

I'll be there, of course.
by drinian
Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: The Wind Rises
Replies: 109
Views: 13677

The local art-house theater started showing it, subbed, this weekend. I was pleasantly surprised, as I had expected to get the dub. It's a beautiful movie in the sense that any creator or engineer can relate to it; including the inherent discomfort in knowing what Jiro's masterpiece ended u...
by drinian
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Why No Anime from Western Nations?
Replies: 36
Views: 5478

One other thing that hasn't been brought up is economics: most Japanese anime are extremely niche products. When you start doing the math on their profitability, it's amazing that they ever get made at all. Here's something I wrote a few years ago : Let's take Star Driver. According ...
by drinian
Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:25 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 89579

Happens more often than you would think. One of my middle-school teachers had a number of bones broken when a deer leapt across a trail he was hiking on.

Also, the giant fireball pic in that article is seriously unrelated.
by drinian
Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: New Doctor Who (SPOILERS)
Replies: 149
Views: 28555

@Shinoyami65

It's not a theory, it's basically what he said at the end.

As for the "Why?" -- it's Doctor Who. Sometimes the reasons are written to fit the needs of the show.
by drinian
Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Date formats (and other standards that differ by country)
Replies: 37
Views: 7966

You're all wrong. Everyone should just use ISO 8601.
by drinian
Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Film and Video
Topic: New Doctor Who (SPOILERS)
Replies: 149
Views: 28555

I felt that was about as good as you could get given the requirements of an anniversary episode. The Eighth Doctor minisode was a really nice touch, so that we now have complete continuity. To a certain extent, I suspect that John Hurt's part was originally written for Eccleston a long time ago,...
by drinian
Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 89579

But there is no loss. The problem isn't that the numbers didn't add up, the problem is shoddy bookkeeping. No one stole money, they just didn't keep their receipts in order. Not directly related, but many DoD budgetary practices definitely straddle the line of "stealing" from ...
by drinian
Fri Nov 15, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 89579

the millions of baby girls gotten rid of for the sake of the policy.. If it were only the one-child policy causing this, why isn't female infanticide and selective abortion lower in rural areas of India, where there is no family-planning policy? But, yes, it is disturbing to read that in the ol...
by drinian
Tue Nov 12, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Michael Jackson's Moonwalker™ (Weird Image Thread 5)
Replies: 1981
Views: 146548

Joy Evangelion#679015 wrote:I believe that is the ghost shark from the syfy channel original film Ghost Shark

The tagline in this Ghost Shark 2 poster pretty much sums it up:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Shark_2:_Urban_Jaws
by drinian
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: [News] 2013 News (NO POLITICS)
Replies: 1332
Views: 89579

Conservative white man wins election in heavily black neighborhood by pretending to be black. It does seem pretty trollish that he basically did the equivalent of a movie producer finding a random person named Roger Ebert to endorse their film. What would be interesting would be seeing how his poli...
by drinian
Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: [Anime] Sentai Has Licensed Nadia
Replies: 30
Views: 13264

Also, I guess this means that Sentai/ADV (it's basically the same staff) and Gainax may have patched things up a bit. Two years ago ADV's remnants were suing Gainax over breach of contract:

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/20 ... ion-option
by drinian
Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: [Anime] Sentai Has Licensed Nadia
Replies: 30
Views: 13264

Oh, man. I'm tempted to purchase this. The old ADV DVDs were pretty washed out and the new Nadia remasters are supposed to be excellent.
by drinian
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Some site statistics
Replies: 39
Views: 13566

It's amazing how high the percentages for Chrome and Firefox are given how small the numbers for Linux are. So basically a lot of people are running Windows just to boot some open-source software. (Gaming aside).
by drinian
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: EGF's House of Lonely Hearts
Replies: 1302
Views: 87635

Of course I would like to be able to confidently put myself out there and socialise, but I've been the tragic violent loner for so long You're 16. You have no idea how much things change after high school. As for me, I've been in a relationship for a while that started on OKCupid. (...
by drinian
Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Related Works & People
Topic: Hideaki Anno's short essay on Gundam
Replies: 11
Views: 10005

Fireball#671713 wrote:ReiQ is a blanket who has to learn how to hold a fork properly

On this particular subject, there is a logical explanation that makes sense in the context of the narrative: Rei has been cloned so many times over the intervening years that her soul has been diluted down to virtually nothing.

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