chrno_the_sinner

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  1. So, episode 11 of TLP was supposed to go up Friday.... but all of us have had a month of basically hell, so it was going to be delayed until this Sunday. ...And this Friday, when we all got ready to record... Kellen's laptop, containing all of his notes and is what we generally use to record on... overheats. ...so we go out for food, return, set up the laptop again for recording... and the power goes out on our block, which ALSO triggers an alarm right outside our apartment. Which leads to this: Suffice to say, there will be a bit of a delay on episode 11, but only because EVERYTHING went wrong last night.
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    What are you watching/reading?

    I just finished episode 9 of Clannad, which finished off the first girl (Fuuko)'s storyline. It was definitely nice and sad, which I expected from a Key game adaptation. It's not the same kind of sad as Air, but a heartwarming sad. Anyways, highly reccomended. I'm playing through the game as well, and I hope to finish the game before the anime ends. Besides that, I'm just not-so-patiently waiting for the new Gunslinger Girl to air. I could probably watch it raw, what with having read the manga up to volume 5. There's not too much coming out this season though. Spring 2008 will be where it's at though. New Geass, Macross Frontier (w00t!!!!!), Possibly a new Haruhi, SA, and who knows what else. Spring 2006 got me back into absolutely loving anime again (with Haruhi, Ouran, Utawarerumono, Simoun, NANA, and Higurashi being the stand-outs), so I'm hoping for it to happen again.
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    What should a noob read/watch?

    The Inital D dub is an abomination and Tokyopop should never try to adapt/americanize anything ever. I cite the horrid Giffenizations of Battle Royale and Ikkitousen (Battle Vixens). "F*** a Duck"? Changing "It was either you kill me or I kill you" to "Oh..... and red? Most definitely NOT your color." REALLY?!? For a 13 year old who likes Death Note... I'd reccomend Monster. It's most certainly a more mature read, but it's suspense storytelling at it's ABSOLUTE finest. 20th Century Boys will be released after Monster, and that's an even more fantastic read. Regardless of Age or Gender, Fruits Basket is a very upbeat show that will almost always put a smile on your face. Cowboy Bebop is a decent show, but I wouldn't put it too high on my list. I found other action shows to be more appealing to me. R.O.D. The TV and the Read or Die OVA are excellent action shows with overarching plots. Bebop was a little too detached for my liking. I was around your age when I first started really watching anime, and Chrno/Chrono Crusade was in many ways my gateway drug. Many describe it as 'Hellsing Lite', but it's excellent, and the ending is well done as well, and nearly had me in tears. As far as Shonen shows go, One Piece is undoubtably the way to go. It starts off very, VERY slowly, but once the fourth arc occurs (Arlong Park and Nami's past), the series continues to get better and better, never feeling repetitive, even with it's 40+ volumes. I also like Bleach, but in a guilty pleasure way. I can only think of one truly great fight in the series so far (I only buy the releases as they come to the US, and it's almost out of habit now). And if you're up for angsty angst with a large dash of angst of the side, covered in angst sauce, try the manga Life.
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    What are you watching/reading?

    I just bought the last DVD of AIR, and.... I cried. Cried is even too manly of a term. I bawled. It was sad. Genshiken was a series I kept up with in the manga, so I'm not in a rush to see it again. Code Geass was amazing too. I HATE HATE HATE that cliffhanger at the end of 25 though. I'm watching Gurren Lagann, Clannad, Myself; Yourself, and Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni Kai right now. GL is filled with EPIC and WIN, Clannad will end up with me crying, Higurashi is a great watch, and Myself; Yourself was a surprise hit with me. I just recently finished Baccano. It was an incredibly good watch, with no stops along the way. In terms of manga, I'm reading BECK, Bleach, Alive, Drifting Classroom, EDEN, Fruits Basket, Gunslinger Girl, Gakuen Alice, Hibiki's Magic, Kashimashi -Girl Meets Girl-, Life, Monster, MPD Psycho, NANA, Negima, Evangelion, Tsubasa, Welcome to the NHK, and Yotsuba&. In terms of Anime-related novels, I'm reading the Welcome to the NHK novel, Calling You, Kino no Tabi, Scrapped Princess, Missing, Twelve Kingdoms, and Good Witch of the West. I'm enjoying all of them, with a STRONG emphasis on Monster, EDEN, Life, and BECK.
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    Spoiler Returns?

    So in the small batch of DC comics I got, this ad came up: Looks like Spoiler's coming back. Actually, she already has, in Gotham Underground #2. The question is whether or not it's Steph or not. It could partially redeem Leslie's character if she faked the death. Edit: Here's the solicitation for the issue Admittedly, I've only just got into comics and only started Robin with the Teenage Wasteland TP and 167 onwards, so I don't know a whole lot about everything.
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    The Happening

    As long as it's Avatar: The Last Airbender or Avatar: The Legend of Aang (UK title), I doubt there'd be a problem. Failing that, they could just go with TLAB or TLoA. And M. Night also wrote Stuart Little, which was free of twists as far as I know. He's at least capable of writing family fare.
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    Semi Pro

    I personally LOVED Stranger than Fiction. Ferrell's acting was nicely subdued, and the supporting cast was good as well. I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. There's a nice message in it too. I really recommend seeing it, for Ferrell showing us that he can be a decent serious actor if nothing else.
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    Live action Dragonball Z movie

    Considering this is set for release August 8th, 2008, I know what I'm doing for my birthday (the 11th). I have serious doubts, but it might be good, either actually, or in a really, REALLY bad way.
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    Heroes - SPOILERS!

    Tim Kring's commentary on the finale: http://www.tvguide.com/news/heroes-generat...inale/071204-01 Nathan's probably coming back I think. And it looks like Villains will deal with more of the prisoners of the company escaping, and I can't say I dislike the idea. I can't really see Sylar teaming up with anyone though, since he's just plain power-hungry.
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    Heroes - SPOILERS!

    I just watched that scene of the shooter walking away about 50 times. He's too tall and heavier built to be West, who's a slim kid. He's also white, which rules out the Haitian. My bet stays with Future Peter, Noah, Mr. Petrelli, or possibly Future Sylar. The build seems too slim to be Noah, but the possibility's still there.
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    Heroes - SPOILERS!

    As of right now, I'd say it's Noah, West, the Haitian (on order from Angela), Future Peter, or Arthur Petrelli. I'm leaning towards Noah and Mr Petrelli though. Angela said there'd be an opening of a 'Pandora's Box', and Peter learning his father was alive would be an example of that.
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    Countdown #22

    Brokeback Rouges was one of the major pluses that Countdown had going for it. Now that it's pretty much over, There's not too much to look forward to. Myself just getting into comics, I didn't see too much wrong with Countdown.... until I read the first three issues of 52 in Chapters while passing the time and realizing how much ground 52 covered in those isssues and how much ground Countdown didn't cover.
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    Heroes - SPOILERS!

    Hopefully Peter will realize his blood might have healing powers as well. The creators did say two characters would die though, so Nathan might have bit it, as much as that would suck. I did like how Maya interacted with the other characters though (well, Molly). Her character could become likable with more development. As long as Villains takes place directly after this episode, I'll be a happy camper. Apparently, they re-shot the ending of this episode to be more conclusive, so I hate to think of what the cliffhanger ending would've been like, considering how this one ended. My guess for the shooter is Noah. It looked like him and others have seconded this opinion.
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    Name the characters

    20) Jaguar (Piyo to Fuku no Jaguar I think it's called. It's a Jump manga. I only know it from Jump Superstars for the DS. He's the orange haired guy).
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    Episode 171

    Just listened to this today and wanted to point something out. Twelve Kingdoms: Sea of Shadow Soft cover is not a manga, but a fantasy novel, and a damn good one at that. Like most first novels in a fantasy series, it's not the best of the series, but it's still damn good. I recommend it to any fan of fantasy. There aren't many foreign names to remember, most are fantasy names.