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by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: NGE Blu-ray (UK)
Replies: 20
Views: 4592

Re: NGE Blu-ray (UK)

"UK exclusive" is a bit of a misnomer, seeing all of their releases can also be bought in mainland Europe... But well, the source is American, and they still seem to have some kind of issue with understanding that the UK is not some kind of floating magical island that's disconnected from ...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 30, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1695
Views: 237854

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

I watched the first episode of G Reco just now - is this what drugs feel like In the most literal sense of the word, every single line of dialogue in there felt like it was written by a neural network. What the fuck is this show. Wait until you watch the first episode of Double Zeta... :bigeyes: It...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun May 24, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1233
Views: 157474

Re: FML general thread [8]

So for once there's something interesting on Dutch TV, and of course the power supply for my set-top box gave out since the last time I watched TV (which is a few weeks ago, yes, TV sucks that badly over here). They also used a non-standard plug so I can't use a universal power supply... :irked:
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun May 24, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: These Moons Were Made For Walking (Weird Image Thread 8)
Replies: 1508
Views: 170425

Re: These Moons Were Made For Walking (Weird Image Thread 8)

^ Wrong corona, the virus doesn't set victims aflame.

Yet.


I must say I've had the urge to set up a conspiracy website that talks at length about how the sun is just a giant coronavirus that will infect people if they get out of the house too much... :devil:
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 23, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Completely and Utterly Off-Topic
Topic: FML general thread [8]
Replies: 1233
Views: 157474

Re: FML general thread [8]

In the UK a lot of businesses are refusing to handle cash at present, and many are only doing business using contactless cards (or phones with Apple/Google-pay), so that there's no need for customers to type a pin either. The banks helpfully upped the contactless transaction limit from £30 to £45 a...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 23, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1210
Views: 178022

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

I recently watched Kamisama Dolls. Excellent animation, even background characters have distinct faces. The ending theme is quite catchy. The story is also quite good, with good exposition and pacing, but unfortunately the show has no ending because apparently it was made with the expectation of a s...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 23, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1695
Views: 237854

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

^ Yeah, I read about how in particular Loran ends up with Dianna instead of Sochie which didn't sit right with her last time we see her in the show. Tomino really cannot write good romance to save his hide! Is it as bad as in Zeta Gundam where characters fall in love in less than an episode to have...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 09, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1695
Views: 237854

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

Zeta Gundam episodes 1-8 watched. The series has aged well, and the animation is still top-notch 35 years on. There also are some designs that are clearly partly recycled from L-Gaim (1984), not only MS designs but especially certain space ships (right down to the colors used). Kamille reminds me of...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat May 09, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 90285

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

No entry plug interior shaped gaming chair?

Seems like a missed opportunity...
by Shamsiel-kun
Fri May 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Puella Magi Madoka Magika [3]
Replies: 478
Views: 184155

Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magika [3]

Thank you.
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed May 06, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?
Replies: 309
Views: 90285

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Merchandise 2, or, Why Do I Keep Buying Things!?

So to get back to this thread's original purpose, buying things, I should be getting the Evangelion MIDI collection for (Roland) SC-88 CD-ROMs in a few weeks time.
by Shamsiel-kun
Wed May 06, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Puella Magi Madoka Magika [3]
Replies: 478
Views: 184155

Re: Puella Magi Madoka Magika [3]

How important to the continuity of the series are the two compilation movies?

I want to know whether I can safely skip them when buying Blurays...
by Shamsiel-kun
Tue May 05, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1695
Views: 237854

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

Last bunch of Reconguista in G episodes watched: - More pacing and storytelling issues, although it's noticeable that all of these issues tend to occur when the current location is supposed to transition into another one. I write "is supposed to" because instead of transitioning smoothly i...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1695
Views: 237854

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

Next 9 episodes watched. This series has some serious pacing issues...about half of those episodes did well on exposition and were decently paced, but there were three consecutive episodes that left me mightily confused with all of the factions that made alliances one way in one episode, another way...
by Shamsiel-kun
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1695
Views: 237854

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

Reconquista in G is like Turn A Gundam squared. It's squared as aesthetic and that's good, but the storytelling is absolutely bonkers. I want Tomino to direct only scenes that require there to be a lot of chaos, 'cuz he excels in portraying that - other than that, his stuff is, frankly, pretty horr...
by Shamsiel-kun
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1210
Views: 178022

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

Bubblegum Crisis OVA 5-7 watched. 5 and 6 are a two-parter directed by Masami Obari, so expect a load of mecha and scenery porn. The plot is also quite good, if overly melodramatic at times. There's a slight tendency to really off-model character shots, though. Also some world- and plot-building goi...
by Shamsiel-kun
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1210
Views: 178022

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

Animeigo was so nice to release a region-free Bluray of Bubblegum Crisis (more companies should do this kind of thing). Yesterday I watched OVAs 1-4. My previous experience with this series was watching two of the OVAs with the Madman dubs on VHS, which had incredibly muddled voice acting that was b...
by Shamsiel-kun
Thu Apr 23, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: Gundam (In All Its Incarnations) Mk. II
Replies: 1695
Views: 237854

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

I watched episodes 1-9 of Reconguista in G yesterday. There's a lot of Overman King Gainer in this Gundam series (especially the ending). Also, Eureka 7 character design in a Gundam series is weird. In general I was a bit bothered by the storytelling that keeps introducing new information without re...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:05 am
Forum: Everything Else Evangelion
Topic: [Merch] Evangelion Figures Superthread [3]
Replies: 1847
Views: 943307

Re: [Merch] Evangelion Figures Superthread [3]

Hi everyone! I'm new here. I was a fan back in the early 2000s, and I had collected all of the Evangelion figures that were available in the U.S. I *think* most of them were available in some kind of special "launch tube" packaging, but I think at least one (the white winged one) was on a...
by Shamsiel-kun
Sat Apr 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Anime and Manga
Topic: What anime are you watching right now? Summer 2016 to now
Replies: 1210
Views: 178022

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

chazthesilencer#893230 wrote:Look forward to this:
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That image makes my back hurt just from looking at it. :cringe:

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