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Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Polsy posted:

Americans don't even call the ground floor the ground floor, make your own idioms.

We do, but we also call it the first floor, whereas other countries call the second floor up the first floor. That's right, we refuse to call the ground floor a zeroth floor.

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Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Elephant Parade posted:

It's time to free chat threads from mod tyranny. Let other posters make them

Ok.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Willo567 posted:

i am convinced that the best way to create an anime (or any story really) is to drop a poo poo ton of nouns written down on paper in a hat, pick two from it, and create a premise based on the bizarre combination

I think the best way to create a story is to think of an interesting theme, or world, or character, or conflict, and build the other aspects around that concept as a base.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Willo567 posted:

i don't have a good imagination, so i need all the help i can get

Oh there's nothing wrong with doing the hat trick for inspiration or an idea, but there's a famous quote that goes as follows:

"Good artists borrow, great artists steal."

What this means is that a great arist will build off of what came before them, take ideas and inspiration from other works, and retool and rework them for their own purposes. And it makes sense—in order to become a great artist, you copy techniques developed over the centuries by prior artists. To become a great writer, you read literature and learn about various writing styles, themes, story ideas, and archetypes. Musicians and singers will look towards other's works for inspiration in how to craft a cool sound or how to evoke certain emotions in response to the way the lyrics are sung.

Basically what I'm saying is that a story doesn't have to be whole cloth original-it can wear its influences on its sleeves, and you can synthesize multiple ideas together to come up with more unique ideas that look at things either from a different angle, or that are played entirely straight. It is often the minute differences that will set your story apart from its contemporaries in meaningful ways. Studying various media and practicing writing gives you a better grasp of which ideas are compelling, unique, meaningful, or otherwise evocative.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Red Minjo posted:

Great Artist Butch Hartman

Lol

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Shinjobi posted:

Topical


Is the anime adaption of golden kamuy pretty good? The manga sucked me in and I'm curious to see it animated.

It's decent, and most people who only watch the anime like it, but I definitely prefer the manga just because the art is so good.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Namtab posted:

Negatab is dead, and im probably top of the next page

gently caress

Owned

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Willo567 posted:

can i post my zls fanart for a year then

I'll allow it.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



A lot of Japanese anime is dubbed too.

But to be serious, usually the Japanese performances are better than the English ones in my experience, but there are plenty of english performances that rival or surpass the Japanese performer. Chris Patton's performance as Satou in the dub of Welcome to the NHK sells the character way more than his Japanese VA, Yutaka Soizumi, does. Sometimes the Dub will add to the experience by adding to a much more dry script and dialogue, which allows for better characterization of the cast-a good example of this is Yu Yu Hakusho, where I think the dub is just straight up better than the sub for both the performances and how the dialogue helps characterize the cast. Similarly, although I prefer the subs to Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, a lot of people prefer the dub because of the increased vulgarity of the characters dialogue, which matches the aesthetic of the show.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012




Oh Baby, don't hurt me...
Don't hurt me, no more.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



The Colonel posted:

been playing danganronpa 2 and i hoped it might be a bit more interesting writing-wise than the first one but i'm ending up feeling like it's basically running the same course of making lots of choices i am neither that agitated by nor find that interesting, except now komaeda is there

For me, DR2's main flaw is the most interesting writing bits are back loaded in the last 3 chapters. Chapter 1 has some interesting twists, but 2 and 3 didn't do too much for me.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



I'll believe it when it actually comes out.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Pokemon gen 4 remakes confirmed. It has a chibi artstyle and seems to stick to the grid layout of the original gen 4. Also some sort of open world action rpg called Pokemon Legends Arceus, which has the gen 4 PCs rocking ninja costumes.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Ibram Gaunt posted:

I read all of Chainsawman yesterday.

Nice av/post combo

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Feel-Good is a great tag that should be used more often

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Acerbatus posted:

Personally I'd definitely recommend Omega Ruby over the original if you can get it.

I agree with over the original ruby/sapphire. But it might be worth considering replaying emerald at least once if you never gave it a chance.

Emerald's story combined both the team magma and aqua plotlines, and it added a ton of new features, especially postgame with the battle frontier, many of which were removed from the ORAS games.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



I hope you're feeling okay Waffleman. That kind of thing can be really traumatic.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Waffleman_ posted:

My stepsister just told me she's expecting.

I'm gonna be an uncle!

Congrats

I became an uncle when I was still in elementary school

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Willo567 posted:

don't go spoiling poo poo like you always do grouchio

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Grouchio posted:

*raises hands in the air*

I put 'em in spoil tags and I didn't actually spoil what went down officer!

Spoiler tags don't help if you don't indicate what the spoiler tags are for, or if you hint at what's in the spoiler tags outside of the spoiler tags

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Space Flower posted:

User loses posting privileges for 3 days.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Arcsquad12 posted:

Are there reliable ways to find out of print titles without going to :files: or is it generally a crapshoot? I'm feeling nostalgic for 90s schlock titles while I'm trying to figure out what drew me to them in the first place. I've got it in my mind that my interest stems from the fact that a lot of these stories are the same as you can find elsewhere but only in written form. Giving a voice and an image to a story that otherwise might not have one goes a long way to enhancing what might just be routine.

http://because.moe/ will help you figure out if any particular shows are available on a streaming service. Hidive has a lot of classic OVAs, so it might be worth browsing their catalog. But often times torrents will be your best bet for out of print shows.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Happy Birthday Hatsune Miku

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



GhostofJohnMuir posted:

i haven't been looking at the eva thread for fear of spoilers. are there any indications of when we can expect a stateside release? 2028?

Not yet no.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Waffleman_ posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDbF9TSZN-k

Season 2 (not really) of Pop Team Epic just dropped

The Baracuda skit is an insanely deep cut.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3_WKMld7MY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfSGusoftv8

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Actually found the remix on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zo5CkfcqQA

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Vincent Van Goatse posted:

Oh well lah-de-dah. Call me back when you get those crazy cigars Cobra used to breathe underwater. And speaking of Cobra, stop trying to rip off his hairstyle.

Devilman started June 11, 1972. Cobra started November 6, 1978.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Grouchio posted:

Neat. How many hundreds or thousands of dollars have you thrown at the game?

Unlike you, most people have impulse control and can choose to not spend exorbitant amounts of money on Gacha games that they play.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Endorph posted:

dude, gacha exists to manipulate people's brains and actively mind-torture them into spending tons of money. its not about impulse control its just about if the psyop works or not. lol

like grouchio was being a dick to some guy who was like 'i like fgo' but lmao at this post

Yeah, I didn't mean to downplay the predatory nature of gatcha or to belittle people with genuine gambling addictions, that was lovely thing for me to do just to get a tepid own in on Grouchio. I apologize for doing that.

Julias fucked around with this message at 16:55 on Mar 12, 2021

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZH5I4SpUxM

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



AlternateNu posted:

I was going through my drawers and found I still have the MMZ collection for the DS.

Imma play it again.


Not if you agree with youtuber, ultimatemaverickx!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VRUBV7ccsw

Btw there's now a zero + zx collection on the nintendo switch, which might be a more comfortable/convenient option for people than the old ds compilation.

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Grouchio what are you doing?

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



verbal enema posted:

the good av snipe

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Willo567 posted:

if i didn't point it out, people would have looked at me like i was just trying to rag on grouchio for nothing

Sometimes it's better to not point out openly that what somebody posted is spoilers, because then you will inadvertently make people who didn't realize that what was posted was spoilers, was in fact spoilers.


The Colonel posted:

as the maker of chat thread v-ii, i will never allow a chat thread to die faster than chat thread v-ii

This thread is already longer than that thread was

Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Waffleman_ posted:

Mall shooting 2: Electric Boogaloo

Christ
Be careful.

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Julias
Jun 24, 2012



Grouchio posted:

Aggregator sites want a piece of their cut. So DDOS demanding ransom have become common.

I'm pretty sure that's just rumors though.

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