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Ladies and Gentlemen of Anime Vice! Welcome to Part 4 of 7 in the Off-Top Dunce Cap segment covering the witty Artemis Fowl book series by Eoin Colfer. The title of this book is 'Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception'. Let's hear it for returning villains!

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

Here is the Amazon page for Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception. And here is the Artemis Fowl website.

Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Want to guest-host an episode of Dunce Cap? Go here!

Last episode: There's More Than One Monster in the Black Lagoon

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).

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Hey Anime Vice! I'm back today with Part 2 of 7 of my Off-Topic Dunce Cap segment on the magical Artemis Fowl book series by Eoin Colfer. Being Part 2, it covers book two, which is titled 'Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident'. Have thoughts? Watch the video and comment below!

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

Here is the Amazon page for Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident. And here is the Artemis Fowl website.

Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Want to guest-host an episode of Dunce Cap? Go here!

Last episode: Off-Topic-Artemis Fowl Part 1

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).

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Hey everybody! It's been over a month since I've done a Dunce Cap episode but fear not as once the timing works out I will get together with some fellow Anime Vice users to bring on-topic Dunce Cap episodes back to life. Until then I am doing a 7 part Off-Topic segment on one of my favorite book series: Artemis Fowl! This is part 1 aka book 1 and the title is simply 'Artemis Fowl' and is by New York Times Best-Selling author Eoin Colfer. If you are curious about the series feel free to ask me about it.

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

Here is the Amazon page for Artemis Fowl. And here is the Artemis Fowl website.

Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Want to guest-host an episode of Dunce Cap? Go here!

Last episode: My Knightmare is Cooler Than Yours!

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).

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Yo Anime Vice! Today I have Part 3 of 7 in the Off-Top Dunce Cap segment covering the witty Artemis Fowl book series by Eoin Colfer. Since this is Part 3, it's about book three, titled 'Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code'. Let me know what you think!

WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

Here is the Amazon page for Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code. And here is the Artemis Fowl website.

Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

Want to guest-host an episode of Dunce Cap? Go here!

Last episode: Off-Topic-Artemis Fowl Part 2

-Will McQuigg ( sotyfan16) is your everyday anime/manga enthusiast. You can also find him on Twitter ( bildo_88).

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This week for my little video program, I'm taking a look at one of the nominees for this year's 2011 Hugo Awards: the book The Dervish House by Ian McDonald. I've also got a little bit to say about what I consider Cyberpunk.

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Welcome Anime Vice to the first Off-Topic episode of Dunce Cap. The video has nothing to do with anime or manga but at least it's about a book. The book is titled " The Lost Gate" and it is by Orson Scott Card, a well-known science-fiction author who is probably most heard of from his Ender and Shadow series. So without further ado here are my thoughts!
 
WARNING! This video contains explicit language. Also, this video is not edited in any way.

  
  

Please feel free to provide suggestions for an anime or manga for me to talk about and I will do my best to oblige. Also, if you are curious about anything discussed in this-or previous-episode(s) don't hesitate to ask me for more information/opinions.

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Ah Chaos Head where to start. I've seemed to have developed a strong love, hate relationship with the is series so strong I can easily cut the series in half and its all thanks to Takumi. Now first things first, turns out Takumi ends up as a great character and the truth is 
that this is a good coming of age story BUT early on Takumi's character is such a turn off. Now don't get me wrong I don't want every
protagonist to be as like able as Goku but still Takumi doesn't do himself any favors. I've heard him being described as an older Shinji which I totally disagree with. Shinji tried from day one he just... needed a lot of convincing! Then again watching the evolution of Takumi from something worse than an Okatu to a member of sociality was great. The progression is defiantly one of the highlights of the show.  
The art is fantastic and although this is the first Madhouse anime I've watched I'm looking forward into running into them again (after further research I've watched some of their stuff before. I didn't realise they are the studio behind Death Note) . It was by far some of the best I've seen in a while plus the music is very memorable too (I love the Outro theme song and the DOS text that types the lyrics out at the top left of the screen. Really fitted with Takumi's character. Not to forget its 16 bit bleeps and bloops which all added to the Otaku-ness).
 The story line in my opinion was good as well but my main gripe was the needless techno babble that felt was there to pad. It felt like they had the story but had to make it at least 12 episodes long so they added all this Science Fiction nonsense that I just felt wasn't needed and didn't really add much to the story line and just made it more confusing. Okay it explained the powers of Takumi and co but is that really needed? I mean look what happened when George Lucas tried to give a scientific reason behind The Force. Some things are better of left un-said and this is one of them.  
The plot twists where a bit predictable (the first time I heard and saw 'Shogun' I was pretty sure it was Takumi from the future or something of that description) yet they still kept me hooked and interested to find out more. None of this doesn't come into play till the final three episodes though! I just feel it would've been better if all the episodes where as full of suspense. I know that might be asking a lot but Code Geass R2 pulled it off so I know its possible.  
I think Chaos Head had the potential to be something really unique and special but it tripped itself up with trying to give a reason for everything when it just wasn't needed. If they could condense the show down to say 8 episodes and have less Takumi playing his MMO and hating on 3 Dimensional women I think I would've enjoyed the show more. Although that said that doesn't stop the ending from being very heart warming I just felt it was a lot of hard work to get there in the first place.  
It also reminded me a lot like the DS Game 'The World Ends With You' not just in location ( Shibuya) but in the meaning of the locations. For instance both places have Shibuya River being key places at the end of the series and showing the main protagonist at giant zebra crossing (The Scramble its called in TWEWY). Plus the use of the crossing the road noise (the sound that plays when you can cross the road basically X D). Not to forget the important of fashion in both of the worlds.  
That leads me to another point, that whole 'Shibuya attracting young people' thing was also confusing and unnecessary, along with the detective explaining it. He seemed to play such a small role I'm not sure why he was featured so heavily.  
 The best way to describe this series is like a rainbow. Might take ages to follow but once you reach the end there's a pot of gold waiting for you (or something like that, I'm not great with analogies). 
 Anyways till next time! 
 
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