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by Shamsiel-kun
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:04 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1666
Views: 234777

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

You missed 0083, which is also quite good (OVA better than movie), if rather cynical.
by Shamsiel-kun
Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1215
Views: 154726

Re: FML general thread [8]

So the Dutch response to COVID-19 has been a messy shambles from the start: first denying the virus would come here despite keeping everything open with no checks whatsoever on incoming international travellers (these still mostly don't exist :facepalm: ), then being shocked a highly contagious viru...
by Shamsiel-kun
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:07 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1215
Views: 154726

Re: FML general thread [8]

Dear Python, I appreciate that you improved the documentation of a particular math-related Python core module so it can now at least be read by a mere mortal who does not have a PhD in mathematics. What I appreciate somewhat less is that this rewrite of the documentation follows on a rewrite of the ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: EvaGeeks News and Feedback
Topic: Forum Wackiness
Replies: 397
Views: 88625

Re: Forum Wackiness

In some browsers, you can configure them to open pop-ups in new tabs instead of showing the pop-up.
by Shamsiel-kun
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: On Miyazaki's remarks about otaku
Replies: 13
Views: 606

Re: On Miyazaki's remarks about otaku

Is your criticism that Miyazaki isn't actually going for realism in his works, but merely rather what general audiences presume to be realism? More so that the audience has no way of knowing whether Miyazaki's works; or indeed anyone's; are authentically inspired by life experiences or not. 1. His ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Tue Jan 05, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1666
Views: 234777

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

Oh yeah, it is extremely pretty, absolutely. and I mean, for the most part, the story is easy enough to follow, the only time it truly lost me was when Annabelle or whatever her name was spontaneously switched sides , but that doesn't really make the rest of it particularily good . The first third ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1215
Views: 154726

Re: FML general thread [8]

Guess who probably has Covid-19 on top of the Bell's Palsy! Oh hell. That's horrible . I hope you haven't gotten the infection, and in the event that you do, may you stay asymptomatic! Well, yeah, unfortunately certain pieces of research suggest up to 25-30% of asymptomatic patients may still end u...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1185
Views: 175354

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Magic Knight Rayearth season 2 further thoughts: It diverges quite a lot from the manga, and IMHO that's good, because that makes it more interesting than the manga. The animation quality is consistently good. Minor nitpick that also applies to other Magical Girl shows (and the Super Robot genre): ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Tue Dec 15, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1215
Views: 154726

Re: FML general thread [8]

Informational message for programmers: If you need unique ids for something and those ids need to be robust enough that no mix up can ever happen yet the same data must always result in the same id, don't bloody spin your own pseudo-cryptographic pseudorandom function that has a glaring failure wait...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1185
Views: 175354

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Magic Knight Rayearth season 1 : Pretty much follows the manga in broad strokes, with some minor changes and additional monster fights, although I will have to reread the manga to figure out whether the ending in the manga also had Emeraude turn evil in her own Mashin (my memory of the manga is a b...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: News [NO POLITICS]
Replies: 556
Views: 92462

Re: News [NO POLITICS]

In Belgium, some local carnaval association planted one in a potato field: https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2020/12/09/burgemeester-van-dendermonde-denkt-te-weten-wie-de-monoliet-in-b/ https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/nl/2020/12/09/monoliet-in-aardappelveld-baasrode-even-mysterieus-verdwenen-als/ Which really ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Dec 06, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1666
Views: 234777

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

Mr. Tines#901373 wrote:Apocalyptic, yes, but
a) just humans and Buff Clan
b) all given another spin at the Great Wheel on a new world -- free rebirths for everyone

or am I remembering a fix-up from Be Invoked?


I think a fix up? Ideon ends on
SPOILER: Show
the destruction of the universe
, I thought?
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1666
Views: 234777

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

This just confirms my suspicions that Tomino is a legitimate lunatic. I'm also of the opinion that Turn A isn't any more profound or better structured than other show he's done, it just looks and sounds pretty and people give a pass for some reason. The only difference I can find from other Tomino ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: Anything you regret in life?
Replies: 27
Views: 3062

Re: Anything you regret in life?

Sometimes everything post-approx. 1997 (all the wrong choices for the right reasons), sometimes everything post 1989, often many things post 2009. Did University in a direction that I really liked, where if the world did not suck there ought to have been enough jobs by now (considering the whole cli...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:43 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1185
Views: 175354

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

I never read the manga but I watched the anime version of Magic Knight Rayearth last year because of Super Robot Wars T's release and was very pleasantly surprised by it. It maybe spends a bit too much time in the first season on "adventures of the week" and such but overall I thought it ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1185
Views: 175354

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Key, the metal idol is one that I would love having on DVD or Bluray (European region code, of course). Gundam 00 second season : Grinded myself through this in four evenings (1 Bluray per evening). It's considerably less dark than the first season, despite having genocidal mass-slaughter of civilia...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1185
Views: 175354

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

The difference between the Island arc episodes (well, those that weren't the Red Noah episodes) and the Africa arc is that with the latter I was wishing the episodes would just end (please please please)... :D eps. 35-39 : Well, those last few episodes were straight up proto-Eva. Episode 35 almost e...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1666
Views: 234777

Re: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II

Yeah, but I can see G-Savior just as easily written out. Everything I've seen dealing with the "UC Next 100" project doesn't mention it while the other late UC works are. I can see it, with some modifications, being put back in. In the case of Gaia Gear those modifications would need to b...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1185
Views: 175354

Re: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now

Nadia eps. 30-34 : Episodes 30 and 31 were pretty decent and added something to the real plot, but someone should have warned me that the worst of the Island arc was yet to come, because I was not really prepared for the clusterfuck that were episodes 32 and 33 :cringe: . Let's see: - Stereotypical...

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