Daniel_Newton (Level 20)

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Bug Reporting » We got Giant Bomb's Medals for some reason...

@Turambar: For me it's half-fixed. I'm seeing Anime Vice medals for gold members and Giant Bomb medals for silver, at least in this thread. It's probably a caching thing, the AV medal has probably been put back, but it's taking a while to appear everywhere again.

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Bug Reporting » We got Giant Bomb's Medals for some reason...

@Bigheart711: It's just a glitch, I've noticed it on all the sites so I'm sure staff knows about it.

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Bleach » Bleach: Where Did It Go Wrong?

So with Bleach apparently ending soon, though there's no real indication of how far off the ending really is, I've been seeing people talk about when and where they think the series went wrong. Maybe you think it never did, but it's clear that the show isn't as popular as it once was.

So where do you guys think it went wrong? What are your problems with Bleach in general? What could Tite Kubo do to make the franchise awesome again?

Personally, I think there are two major problems with Bleach. Firstly, Ichigo became too powerful too quickly. Not that long after Ichigo got his Shinigami powers, he quickly climbed the ranks earning his Shikai and Bankai and before long was fighting on par with captain-level characters. When you also keep in mind that the other Shinigami trained for hundreds of years to get to that level of power, it gets a little ridiculous. He went from tough-guy-human to top-tier-death-god in a matter of months. Even Goku never powered up that fast.

The first problem then feeds directly into the second one; because Ichigo got so powerful, there had to be new foes for him to fight. Bleach then became a series that introduced hordes of characters at a time and once they were defeated, most of them were put to one side and forgotten about. It's got to the point now where Kubo is introducing entirely different types of characters with, frankly, dumb powers that weren't needed at all! I would have been much more interested in going back to the Shinigami and other characters from earlier in the series. The Soul Society is potentially an entire world that could be explored, but instead everything involved with it revolves around Seireitie and occasionally we see parts of Rukongai.

Another problem I have is the manga vs. the anime. I don't know how everyone else feels about this, but I've been talking to sickVisionz about it and we both think the anime is superior. For me, the pacing and atmosphere make it a much better experience. During the Fullbring arc (I don't know if that's over in the manga yet, don't spoil anything for me) I was on the verge of dropping Bleach completely. Since I switched back to the anime I've enjoyed it magnitudes more, everything has an extra level of emotional kick that I didn't feel at all in the manga. On top of that, Bleach filler (most of it anyway) is some of the best anime filler I've ever watched.

What do you guys think? Any thoughts on the franchise in general?

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Conventions » Megacon 2012? You going?!

@finaldasa: A bag is fine as long as it's a bag you don't mind carrying around while you're there. You usually end up with some free stuff given to you at cons so it's not a bad idea.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » The 5 steps of Brony Development

@Anzendenai: Until we live in a world where people aren't ridiculed for the things they like, I don't think the public will ever be "ready" for things like Friendship is Magic. People in general are becoming more and more open-minded as the years go by though, which is good.

I still don't know what "violent behaviour" you were talking about though, and this show is way too popular to get cancelled any time soon.

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Off-Topic » Who Do You Love, Right Now?!

I love pizza. Had a microwave Chicago Town pizza earlier, which are far more delicious than they have any right to be.

God yeeeeees
God yeeeeees
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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » The 5 steps of Brony Development

My stages were more like; confusion (is this a joke or something?) --> curiosity (come at me youtube) --> astonishment (holy crap, these characters are great!) --> acceptance (hang on, is that "Q" from Star Trek? ...THIS IS AWESOME!).

@Anzendenai said:

Cause of violent behavior of viewers show must be canceled

...what?

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General Discussion » Moderators' Weekly Anime Vice Articles

I've moved Weekly Ponies to Tuesday (they've been going up on Tuesdays so far anyway) because I believe that's the day episodes go up on iTunes, and until they hit iTunes I don't have a "clean" source for screen caps.

Also pinned the thread to all boards so users won't miss it.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » Ongoing Wiki Project: Friendship is Magic

Added Daring-Do. I don't think her voice actress has been confirmed though.

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My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic » Ongoing Wiki Project: Friendship is Magic

Added Daring-Do. I don't think her voice actress has been confirmed though.

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