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« on: January 14, 2020, 08:55:04 AM »
I'm not really into mecha, but I started watching the Mobile Suit Gundam (Universal Century) series with a friend recently, and have found it surprisingly enjoyable. The story and characters of the various series have been enough to overcome my general lack of interest in mecha.
So far I've watched:
- Mobile Suit Gundam
- Mobile Suit Gundam: War in The Pocket (my favorite thus far)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: 08th MS Team
- Mobile Suit Gundam: Thunderbolt (season 1)
- Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
I've recently started watching Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam as well.
I'm impressed that the series partly responsible for popularizing people fighting wars with giant robot suits has such strong anti-war themes. War in The Pocket was especially poignant. I enjoyed it enough to buy a model of the Zaku-II FZ featured in this series, I'll post pictures when I'm done building it. The Zaku and a couple other Zeon mobile suits are really the only ones that I find visually interesting enough to consider buying as models. I want to get Char's Zaku-II and maybe a couple other variants in the future.
« on: October 20, 2019, 01:27:59 PM »
Don't know if this was already discussed in a thread, but post your friend codes.
Mine is SW-6863-5956-0779
« on: October 16, 2019, 10:09:48 PM »
My school is hosting a study abroad program in the Black Forest in Germany. The program is a month long, and upon completion I'd receive credit for Intermediate German 1 & 2, which would enable me to attain a minor in German by the time I graduate.
Ordinarily I wouldn't consider this financially feasible, but the university is offering guaranteed scholarships that substantially reduce the cost, plus any further scholarships received from other institutions.
Only problem is, unless 15 people sign up we aren't going, which is an issue that happened last year.
« on: October 05, 2019, 06:51:51 PM »
It is good.
« on: June 22, 2019, 04:57:51 PM »
A 3d effects artist has single-handedly been creating an awesome Warhammer 40k short film titled "Astartes."
Regardless of whether or not you like 40k, I'd encourage everyone to check it out, as it is incredibly well made. As of episode 5, the whole series is around 11 minutes in length.
« on: June 04, 2019, 12:13:35 PM »
I am 22 now
« on: May 13, 2019, 08:44:25 PM »
Bandai and Games Workshop are releasing a Space Marine figure
« on: April 29, 2019, 01:25:37 PM »
After playing some Super Metroid and remembering how much fun the series is, I caved and snagged this neat thing
It's been out of production for a bit, and I didn't want to pay too high a price, so I got a used one from a Japanese vendor on eBay. Unfortunately immediately after I bought it, I saw a listing from a vendor for a used figure in great condition that was $6 less, and was in the US, meaning I would get it in a week versus over a month. My fault for not looking around enough. Hopefully the one I bought is in good condition like the vendor says.
« on: April 23, 2019, 02:50:33 AM »
fuck dude, real bad dizzy snatch making all the homies mad.
« on: April 21, 2019, 06:27:37 PM »
« on: December 25, 2018, 08:08:27 PM »
I got a set of pillow cases and a pillow, a nice blanket, a squad of space Marines with heavy plasma guns, and $20.
I've had lunch with my dad and his wife, and dinner with my aunt and extended family.
« on: December 21, 2018, 01:47:54 PM »
I know that this site is dying, and that nobody really cares anymore but man, he might be the worst user/alt we have ever had. It's absolutely awful. Please, somebody ban that specific account.
« on: October 13, 2018, 08:21:36 PM »
We haven't had one of these in a while; ost your desktop or phone wallpaper/lock screen
« on: July 15, 2018, 06:08:55 PM »
This looks really cool; it's neat that they're making Kill Team a standalone game rather than it just being an expansion or something.
It looks a lot more manageable to play, paint, and build for too. Each side consists of five to ten models depending on the faction in question. This is a lot more manageable in terms of expense and time, as it's a lot easier to paint five or ten dudes compared to fifty for standard 40k.
The box set looks pretty neat.
These past few months I've been trying to get my brother into 40k so we have something to do together. I bought the recent Forgebane box set for us to play with, as he likes Necrons and I already had a moderately sized force of Adeptus Mechanicus dudes, and 8th edition is a lot easier to play than previous editions.
Still, I found it a bit difficult to get started because we didn't have any terrain (playing on a flat surface with no cover or buildings of any kind is boring), and it's a lot of work to build and paint even the small force of Necrons and Skitarii that came with Forgebane.
This looks like it solves a lot of those issues given the small scale and the inclusion of a game board and some terrain in the box set.
« on: June 28, 2018, 12:56:42 AM »
David Bowie is one of my favorite artists.
« on: June 04, 2018, 07:47:05 PM »
I'm 21 as of today.
Don't really plan to drink or anything but yeah, it's my birthday.
« on: May 18, 2018, 02:41:20 PM »
The dude who did most of the work at Forge World died, and the production of their new books has slowed significantly.
In addition, loads of their kits have been discontinued, including the Legion upgrade kits and Mk. II Crusade armor.
It's a shame, I loved how The Horus Heresy had this almost historical game thing going, and the amount of detail that went into things like the army books.
« on: April 05, 2018, 10:35:59 PM »
I've been interested in taking something related to fashion design next year. I'm going to work on my sketching skills before I take it, but I'd like to take a course that isn't related to history or education (my major is European History).
« on: March 30, 2018, 01:47:07 PM »
« on: December 12, 2017, 06:32:22 PM »
Fo Da Rome Peopo 8:1-5 - Hawai‘i Pidgin (HWP)
You Can Live Fo Real Kine If You Stay Tight Wit Godʼs Spirit
<8> So den, God no goin punish da peopo dat stay tight wit Jesus Christ! <2> Cuz get two tings dat stay fo real: First ting, if you stick wit Godʼs Spirit, he goin make you come alive fo real kine an make you stay tight wit Jesus Christ. Da odda ting is dat if you stick wit da bad kine stuff, you goin cut yoaself off from God. Now, if you get Godʼs Spirit, Godʼs Spirit cut you loose from da bad kine stuff. <3> Even if we do wat da Rules from God say, dat no can throw out da bad kine stuff inside us, cuz da way us guys stay, we not strong inside. But den God, he wen go send his own Boy fo come one guy jalike us. Da way Jesus wen stay, God wen make him look jalike one regula guy dat can do bad kine stuff, jalike all da odda peopo. But den, Jesus neva do bad kine stuff -- how he wen live, he wen show proof dat da tings da peopo was doing was bad fo shua. Plus, he wen come one sacrifice fo hemo da shame fo da bad kine stuff dat all da odda peopo wen do. <4> God wen send Christ fo mahke so us guys can do all da right kine stuffs Godʼs Rules say we gotta do. Now, we stay doing da kine stuff Godʼs Spirit like us do, not da kine stuff we do wen we live da way we like. <5> Da peopo dat live da way dey like, dey live lidat cuz dass how dey stay inside, an dass da ony kine stuff dey tinking bout all da time. But da peopo dat live da way Godʼs Spirit like, dey ony tinking bout da kine stuff dat Godʼs Spirit like.
« on: November 22, 2017, 04:59:37 PM »
June 2018 can't get here soon enough.
This was announced a month or two ago, but the cover art was just unveiled today.
Grand Admiral Thrawn and Darth Vader ally against a threat to the Empire in this new novel from bestselling author Timothy Zahn.
The sequel to New York Times bestseller Thrawn, Thrawn: Alliances will continue to follow the rise of Grand Admiral Thrawn to the heights of Imperial power—and accompany him into the past, witnessing his first encounter with the man who will one day become Darth Vader.
I just want there to be a segment where Thrawn and Vader do the good cop/bad cop routine.
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:56:15 PM »
haha, oh you deluded soul, you unenlightened pagan. no doubt you cannot perceive the obvious connection between Reason and the Divine. unlike you, I am, I daresay, a true Intellectual, and an scholar of the Science of Philosophy, a savant in the Fine Arts of Argument and Scholastic Reasoning. had you any intellect you would clearly see the superiority of Aquinas' reasoning but, it appears that our Lord in his Divine Wisdom knew that even the greatest intellect would be unable to counteract your gross incompetence. I can only assume that, had the blessed friar lived to complete his great work, he would have written an additional treatise on the ignorance of the heathen :^)
« on: November 09, 2017, 12:27:54 AM »
Salvador Larroca is truly the greatest comic book artist of our generation
« on: October 22, 2017, 08:33:03 PM »
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:56:26 PM »
I'll compile a more in depth review later but I enjoyed it immensely.
« on: August 21, 2017, 03:08:28 AM »
What are your favorite characters, or even characters you simply like? The list doesn't necessarily have to be in order, and the choices can be for any reason, be it nostalgia, how well written they are, or simply liking the concept behind the character. Mine are:
Master Chief John-117
Doomguy (the Doom Slayer)
Boba Fett (his original incarnation; as he appeared in the 1980 version of ESB)
Batman (the TAS version of the character)
« on: August 01, 2017, 01:33:29 PM »
« on: August 01, 2017, 05:11:26 AM »
« on: July 21, 2017, 02:08:58 AM »
I thought it was an excellent read; I would go so far as to say it is one of my favorite science fiction novels.
For those unaware, A Canticle for Leibowitz
is a 1960 science fiction novel by Walter M. Miller Jr., centering on the Albertian Order of Leibowitz, a Catholic monastic order based in the American Southwest that has dedicated itself to the preservation of knowledge in the wake of a nuclear holocaust. The novel is separated into three parts, and each part is separated by 600 years, with the novel beginning 600 years after the nuclear holocaust, or the "Flame Deluge". Thus, the events of the novel span eighteen centuries. Its themes include the relationship between church and state, humanity's tendency to repeat its own mistakes, among others. While the book as a whole can be characterized as rather melancholy, it is punctuated by many moments of dry humor, which never failed to get a chuckle out of me.
I would wholeheartedly recommend it.
Here's the summary on the back cover of my copy.
"In the Utah Desert, Brother Francis of the Albertian Order of Leibowitz has made a miraculous discovery: the relics of the martyr Isaac Leibowitz himself, including the blessed blueprint and the sacred shopping list. They may provide a bright ray of hope in a terrifying age of darkness, a time of ignorance and genetic monsters that are the unholy aftermath of the Flame Deluge. But as the spellbinding mystery at the core of this novel unfolds, it is the search itself - for meaning, for truth, for love - that offers hope to a humanity teetering on the edge of an abyss"
Oh, and I forgot to mention: the book is one of the inspirations for the Brotherhood of Steel from Fallout, which is how I first heard about the novel.
« on: June 17, 2017, 10:03:18 PM »
My newest 1/6 scale figure
Regardless of one's thoughts on the film's quality, I think that many of us can agree that the visual designs were pretty great. I liked the look of the Deathtroopers a lot (despite the edgy name) and wanted one in my small collection.