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Off-Topic » favorite horror movie

Jewel said:
"maxwell said:
"There are good Japanese horror films:

Cure
Dark Water
Kairo
The Ring
Uzumaki

and my favorite, Audition
Audition
Audition
"
the ring blows.. the others are awesome... havent seen Kairo though"
gotta disagree. the ring was really well done (especially in the spooky, unsettling atmosphere dept.) for its time and was a sensation in japan. what "blows" about it?
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Off-Topic » favorite Japanese music

so what's your favorite japanese music?

i've been into the following recently:

Tujiko Noriko
Supercar
Ryoji Ikeda
Nagisa Ni Te
OOIOO
Maher Shalal Hash Baz
The Hallelujahs
Yellow Magic Orchestra
Qururi

not necessarily standard, but those are my tastes.

i imagine there are a lot of j-pop fans on here. what do you guys like?
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Bug Reporting » Incorrect News Comment Count in Headline View

thanks Cal, i'll take a look at it tomorrow
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Off-Topic » favorite horror movie

Jhentoh said:
"

American Top 3
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
The Thing
Nightmare on Elm Street

Japanese Top 3
Audition
Guinea Pig
Three...Extremes

"

i like to think of myself as a horror/suspense film aficionado but after seeing just the first few scenes of guinea pig: flower of flesh and blood, i had to turn it off. almost made me sick.

which films in the series have you seen?
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Off-Topic » favorite horror movie

Devilly said:
"ugh........... the piano snare girl again she`s 12 on my list :P
Uzumaki:...........the............spirals............where..........so............boring."
i fail to see how this is boring...

OMGZ Spirals!
OMGZ Spirals!
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Akira » The American Akira

GMan said:
"Is it still on?  It blew my mind that it stayed on.  I'm not a huge Family Guy fan but American Dad...makes me vomit a little.  I do think Maxwell secretly wants to see more of this version though."

GMan is a troll.
Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Off-Topic » favorite horror movie

There are good Japanese horror films:

Cure
Dark Water
Kairo
The Ring
Uzumaki

and my favorite, Audition
Audition
Audition
Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Akira » The American Akira

reminds me of a weak attempt at emulating Family Guy.
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Akira » The American Akira

this is terrible, and makes me want to vomit. i tried to laugh, but i couldn't.
Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Off-Topic » Real Life Pic.

you guys already know what i look like (from the vids). but here's a fun pic of me in japan doin' tea stuff.

お手前頂戴致します。
お手前頂戴致します。
Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Off-Topic » mixi users?

Anyone here use mixi?

If you have an account, you should be able to see my profile here.

If you want to join, pm me and I'll send you an invite.

(Caveat, intermediate Japanese is just about a must to make any sense of the site.)



Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Off-Topic » favorite horror movie

observer77 said:
"

never seen the shining : (

"
see the shining!
come play with us!
come play with us!

Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Battles » gamers vs. Animes

a couple things at play here. first, internet forums are often in/out group (quite like japan!). if you're a noob, you're not cool, and veterans make you feel it.

second, its easy to be an asshole since its all mostly anonymous, and hence easy to get away with hostility.

both have contributed to why i haven't spent any time on any forums (with the glowing, recent exception of the AV boards) since the tadream mailing list back in '96.
Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Off-Topic » favorite horror movie

though i really, really love Bram Stoker's Dracula (and how over the top it is), i've never really felt like it was very scary or unsettling, like a good horror film should be.

thus, i'm torn between 3 films:

The Exorcist

The Shining

Dawn of the Dead
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Off-Topic » Guess The Person Age Above You

@observer77 damn, you nailed it! turned 三十路 (misoji, japanese funny word for 30somethings) this year. nice guess!

if you cheated w/ the help of internet power, i will delete your account.

just kidding. ;)
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Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Off-Topic » Rate the avatar above you

8/10

scary and fantastic all at the same time.
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Post by maxwell (90 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Just Anime » Underrated (or Misunderstood) Anime

Mamoru Oshii's Angel's Egg! oft-misunderstood, surreal existentialist meditation on weirdness. lots of unexplained symbolism. i challenge you to explain it!
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Just Manga » Manga you should read?

GTO (Great Teacher Onizuka)
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