sickVisionz (Level 24)

I'm realizing that I have NO CLUE about what's airing in Winter 2014 and no idea what to watch.
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Off-Topic » Cutting Down on Anime

I can't help but think that making threads like what shitty show should I force myself to watch to completion? have led to burnout. Anyways, have fun. You don't have to watch everything. Or even most things. If you've been doing it for 12 years you probably have developed an anime eye where you can read a description of a show or a see just a picture and have a good idea of what you're getting into. Just watch that stuff or things you keep hearing about that sound like they might be something glossed over.

I remember a time where I was watching like multiple hours a day, finishing a 52-episode series in a week, etc. Just a straight one-way ticket to burnout city and it's hard for me to imagine how I even found stuff like that enjoyable. Especially combined with how I would finish almost anything I started, whether I was enjoying it or not.

Being way more selective in what I watch has worked out perfectly for me. I also found that when I dropped the watch everything mentality, I found a lot more shows that were up my alley.

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Obito Uchiha » Why didn't Obito use teleportation as a jinchuuriki?

See, these stories are written by people. People aren't perfect. Sometimes things slip their mind. Sometimes they simply don't want things to play out a certain way. One of those two explains it.

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Off-Topic » Movies & TV Club

@Acura_Max: I loved how it always felt creepy but it's not really all that creepy of a show and most of the drama isn't like standard ghost stuff but is about relationships.

I'm also always upset that whether it's UK or France, it seems like 15 year olds can totally go to a bar and get served beer meanwhile in America you have to be 21. You can be drafted, given military grade weapons, and ultimately sent to your death all before the gov thinks you're responsible enough to enjoy a glass of wine.

Anyways, Netflix has a ton of great content. It's likely content you've never heard of before but a lot of it great and I find their suggestions to be pretty spot on. Anything they think I'll give a 4 or 5 to is something I end up loving. They also put up a ton of gangster movies, which is my favorite type of film. America kinda abandoned the genre (although Netflix recently added Donnie Brasco back to the line up and everyone should watch the movie) but Asia (specifically Korea) seems to have completely fallen in love with it and is constantly cranking out tales of corrupt cops, crime bosses, and hit men. I think I've seen close to all of them that they think I'll like.

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Off-Topic » Movies & TV Club

Anyone seen The Returned? It's on Netflix. Really good.

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Goku » What is the most EVIL thing Goku has ever done?

@Dream said:

A tie between allow Majin Buu to slaughter the populace while training Goten and Young Trunks on using Fusion and leaving his sons, Young Trunks and Piccolo to die when Kid Buu destroys the Earth.

That's weak. His options where definitely die and then have the planet destroyed or train, possibly defeat Buu, and bring back everyone like nothing happened. How do you see the first choice as being the better option?

@GrayWolf2 said:

Forcing his 10-11 year old boy(depends on whether you count the room of space and time) to actually kill a man.

I like how you totally gloss over the part about how his son was the only one who could possibly beat this "man" (actually a bio-engineered killing machine whose sole purpose in life is destruction) and stop him from blowing up the planet.

@gokuboss: I like how people say that Superman made the wrong choice in Man of Steel and that if he was really a hero, he would have let dude murder that innocent family right in front of him and then commit genocide on the entire human race. The internet has a most interesting definition of "hero".

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Off-Topic » Hitting 1,000 on Anime Vice's List Feature

1,000 is a ton. Maybe you and Foxx are like the only people with that.

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Mobile Suit Gundam » Favourite Gundam (All Series)

I just realized that I didn't answer this. My favorite is War in the Pocket. I think damn near every Gundam series really really suffers from the unwritten rule that they must be 50+ episodes. Wing, Seed, Destiny, 00... I think all of them would be significantly better if you chopped off 26 episodes.

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Death Note » Did you see Light as a good or bad guy?

He was a bad guy. I think he had like 2 or 3 episodes where he was doing hard justice and seemed like he had noble causes. As soon as Ryuk shows up though, he reveals that he's doing this so he can become the God of a new world and not just because he's trying to make the world a better place. He then goes on a rampage of murdering cops, grieving widows, and sending his father to his grave just to get what he wants.

He's a bad guy. He's my favorite character but he's definitely a bad guy. Saying he's a good guy is like... like in Godfather 2 where Tom helps out the senator who passes out at a whore house and wakes up in bed with a dead prostitute. Tom helping the Senator is like Light helping society. It's a bit cold but it's doing some good to someone. Even then it's iffy, but let's call it a nice act. However, you can't call it nice when Tom set up the whole situation and was responsible for the whore getting killed and did this solely so that he could have the senator in his pocket. Much like how Light is killing undeniable good guys and innocent people just so he can become the god of a new world. Light is doing like one nice act surrounded by a ton of bad ones all for the purpose of achieving a nefarious goal. Nothing "good guy" about it when you take it all in as a whole. Neither his actions nor motivations were particularly good.

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Attack on Titan » Attack on Titan Coming to Toonami

@Vapovile: This is especially true for Japanese, which is a bit looser in English in that you can drop out the subject. Generally it's excessive in Japan to say "I am going to the store". You're at the door, about to walk out... would you be talking about some random person or yourself? Duh, yourself unless you're really trying to make a point like maybe you're in a group of people who all want to go but only one of you can and you're trying to really drive home the point that only one who gets to go is you. You can get away with something that's literally "going to the store" or in the way they put emphasis on actions, "comeback having gone to the store," which is great for being literal but sounds like caveman speak or is way too wordy for the situation and sounds odd to English speakers.

The best is when they really leave out stuff. I was having fun one day back when I took Japanese and wanted to try my hand at fansubbing something. There are things that imply a lot of information but really can only be summed up as "..." and you have to assume everyone has seen the bulk of the series and can make the connection on why the character would be thinking about whatever comes before the dots.

Anyways, yeah. "Literal" translation of Japanese is a nonsense term. When you hear someone say, that take it as a sign that they have ZERO UNDERSTANDING OF THE LANGUAGE WHATSOEVER and are trying to express something completely different but don't even have a good enough understanding of their own language to get their point across, let alone enough of an understanding of Japanese to actually be able to complain about anything more than typos. One of the most face palm translation arguments I saw was someone comparing three translations for like a Gundam show and arguing that exit the cockpit and leave the cockpit were inexcusably inaccurate translations and that third one, come out of the cockpit, was the only one that got it right and actually conveyed the dialog.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Knights of Sidonia Discussion

So this is the Netflix show. I might check this out later.

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Off-Topic » Is Japan homophobic?

It's old people. Old people will eventually die and then young people who are either activists or simply like me and aren't super pro-gay rights but have a hard time coming to grips with why people should be legally discriminated against will run things. Most places not ran by regimes aiming to strictly control the thoughts and opinions of citizens and aren't lynching people for being gay are going this route, if for no reason than gay people are coming out of the closest, not seeing why they should even have to be in the closet, and are being more public than ever so you're going to have to deal with them and their issues whether you like it or not. Even for places not like that, if you have the internet you get exposed to how it is other places and it broadens your views on what's possible and things slowly start to change from there.

Anyways, Japan doesn't seem too homophobic or at least not radically more so than the US. We don't have major video game and comic genres dedicated to men and school boys having sex with each so that in and of itself has to be a sign of some level of acceptance.

@takashichea said:

Hard for me to say. I'm from a southeast Asian country that doesn't think highly of homosexuality. Being a 1.5 generation, I still hold their old ways while adjusting to American ways. I'm on the fence on homosexuality. I'm hypocritical. I don't support it, but I don't go against people's choices of whom they marry, race or gender, etc. For this topic, it depends on folks. I wouldn't say Japan is homophobic. You can't say America is homophobic when only a few states have legalized gay marriages. The conservative folks, the older ones, are against it. It's considered a deviancy against norms of marriage in many societies. Compared to America, homosexuality is more open than Japan. Also, there is a biological aspect. How do humans survive since we cannot breed with 2 same genders by natural means?

With the way you phrased it, wouldn't that point to the opposite in that America is homophobic; that you can say that America is homophobic because only a few states have legalized gay marriages?

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Battles » Bulma VS Johan Liebert

@BloodSprinkles: Sad child, you know not how the world works.

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Battles » Juubi Madara, 8 Gates Mighty Guy Vs Current Kenpachi

Isn't the argument for Bleach vs Naruto threads that nobody can see or sense Bleach characters, therefore they can just walk up and stab people freely with nobody being able to do anything?

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Battles » Juubi Vs the 3 admirals & White beard

@5th said:

@sickVisionz said:

@SpeedForceSpider: Juubi can prepare, launch, and land that big nuke attack at faster than light speeds? I didn't see anything in the comic suggesting that. If it can't, dude can always run 100 miles away in a microsecond and never be touched, resulting in a draw.

Manga, not comics.

Congrats on completely dodging my question.

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General Discussion » Uncomfortable anime/manga couples.

@Dream: Ahh, I was going to post that one.

That one is probably one of the more fucked up couples, but ironically the show actually does it pretty well and treats it seriously and without titillation. Whether it be from public shaming to dude feeling pretty fucked up about himself for liking a middle school girl like that.

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Battles » Bulma VS Johan Liebert

Part of me wonders if Bulma is so strong headed and oblivious that Johann's mind tricks would ultimately fail on her. He has a gun so he could always shoot her, but that seems beneath him. Plus she has poonani and sex appeal strong enough to keep psycho mass murderer warlord Vegeta strictly in check so maybe she can pull this out.

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Battles » Juubi Vs the 3 admirals & White beard

@SpeedForceSpider: Juubi can prepare, launch, and land that big nuke attack at faster than light speeds? I didn't see anything in the comic suggesting that. If it can't, dude can always run 100 miles away in a microsecond and never be touched, resulting in a draw.

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General Discussion » Minor characters we much rather want to read about.

He's a crybaby and a loser. He would have died multiple times over had it not been for Shikamaru pulling his fat ass out of the fire time and time again.
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