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Serious / The 59th Presidential Inauguration
« on: Today at 09:25:13 AM »

The Flood / Dogecoin just hit $0.01
« on: January 02, 2021, 02:07:29 PM »
I’m taking my $100 meme investment to the moon.

Cya later poorfags!

The Flood / 6 days since 3.0+1.0 was delayed; Game Time
« on: December 08, 2020, 10:42:03 AM »

>Covid cases surging across Japan
>Japanese journalists come out with sources saying packed cinemas for Demon Slayer's success had no involvement in it
>Khara announces 4D release of 1.11, 2.22, & 3.33 in select theaters leading up to release of Shin
>Adds more theaters because of increased demand
>Covid cases soar even more
>"A-Anno-sama! Please! You have to delay your movie!"
>Anno: "Lol no way fag."
>Khara announces release of Revival (Death(True)2 & End of Eva) in cinemas leading up to Shin also

Anno is going to release this movie after eight years and there's NOTHING anybody can do to stop him.

Next Time Preview at the end of Q:

Trailer 1:

Trailer 2:

Trailer 3:

Main theme song for 3.0+1.0 is new Utada Hikaru single "One Last Kiss"

NEW TRAILER 12/24/20:

The Flood / Happy German Reunification Day!
« on: October 03, 2020, 01:29:22 PM »

Soviet sympathizers need not reply.

The Flood / Should I sell or keep?
« on: September 15, 2020, 02:53:48 PM »
I was at Target today doing my typical grocery shopping, and they had the 2020 Yugioh Megatins in stock for $20. I had less stuff to buy than I normally do so I went ahead and bought one on an impulse. Here's a picture with the four notable pulls I got.


Witch's Strike and Strength In Unity are pretty cheap despite being pretty good cards so I'll probably incorporate both into my Dark Magician deck since I haven't made any changes to it since I finished my Thunder Dragons & Sky Strikers. The real luck I got was from Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon & Borreload Savage Dragon. Here are their prices on TCGplayer:


If I sold them together and threw in another random staple like a Red Reboot I have laying around, I could sell them for $60 and make $40 off the tin. Red-Eyes would be very powerful in my Dark Magician deck; however the Japanese ban-list came out yesterday and banned Red-Eyes Dark Dragoon but here in NA we got one last week and Red-Eyes didn't get hit and we wont have a new list until December so I have a few months to decide on him. Borreload has no reason to get hit and he'd be kind of useful for my Thunder Dragons but I was hoping more to get Apollousa instead and she's only $10 on TCGplayer.

Even if Red-Eyes gets banned here in NA, he'd still make a pretty nice collectors card and I have more than enough room in my Collectors Binder.

The Flood / AMA Lmao I got shadow banned on r/animemes
« on: August 10, 2020, 09:53:00 PM »
I can only guess because I criticized their decision not to undo the ban on the word trap. I wasn't even defending the word, I was just saying that lifting the ban would solve literally all of their problems.

It's pretty fun how literally the only thing they have to do to make all of this go away is undo the ban and they wont. They wouldn't even need another discussion thread, a vast majority of the shit posting would disappear instantly and they'd stop hemorrhaging subs overnight if they just undid the ban. Every time I refresh the main page the sub number goes down, and it's been going down faster to boot.

Shadow bans are literally the most cowardly thing you can do. The post was in the sticky meta discussion thread so it's not like it was just a random shit post like the literal thousands of other comments that are right now. JFC

Serious / Ghislane Maxwell Arrested
« on: July 02, 2020, 03:27:07 PM »
Everything they'll be linked to will all just be coincidences right?

The Flood / Hey Verb
« on: June 26, 2020, 06:39:31 PM »
We would've gotten our first look at the reactions of 3.0+1.0 by now.

The Flood / It's summer in FL and the AC is out
« on: June 22, 2020, 03:29:55 PM »
Maintenance is swamped and we don't know when they'll be out to repair, it's already been two days.

Send help.

The Flood / Big Burger Culture
« on: June 05, 2020, 08:18:21 PM »
Look, look, look, look, LLOOOOKK


The Flood / Gunpla
« on: June 01, 2020, 01:41:28 PM »
After doing some cleanup in my tiny apartment room to add in some new shelving units (they're "meh") I now have space for ONE (1) (Uno) model kit at the top, but over the years I have gotten my hands on six different kits. All the ones at my mom's place are broken (I'm really bummed about the MG Turn A) so I can't use any I've already built.

Which one should I put together?

The Flood / Kyoani arsonist arrested
« on: May 28, 2020, 01:35:23 AM »

The man suspected of being responsible for the fire at Kyoto Animation which killed over 30 people is finally in police custody. Kyoani's comment:
“We have nothing to say to the suspect … Our fellow workers whose lives were lost will never come back and the wounds of our colleagues will never be healed.”

The Flood / Learning an instrument
« on: May 25, 2020, 11:55:49 PM »
I'm not sure of it's just a passing interest that will fade with time but I've been giving serious thought about wanting to learn to play the clarinet. Regardless of whether or not I'll go through with it, I'll have to wait until I'm back to work anyways, a good beginner's clarinet starts at around $650. I've never played an instrument before in my life, which is partly what led me to choosing the clarinet over others. I originally thought about the oboe but they are not only significantly more expensive, but supposedly extremely difficult to play. The clarinet came up after some light research and supposedly it's no harder or easier than most instruments.

Has anyone ever played an instrument before? How was it? I'm still figuring out how to start if I do decide to go through with it.

The Flood / Today is Goku Day
« on: May 09, 2020, 03:58:52 PM »
Discuss one of the most iconic anime characters of all time.

The Flood / Today is Karl Marx's birthday
« on: May 05, 2020, 03:27:39 PM »
Press S to spit on his grave. Good riddance to that lazy fuckwit who created an ideology leading to the deaths of untold millions. Even his own mother thought he was full of shit, constantly asking her for gibes literally wishing for her death just so he could get money for booze faster.

Over the years he complained repeatedly that his mother did not want to help him out of his financial distress, and openly hoped for her demise in order to hasten receipt of his inheritance. Henriette's view was that he should do more to earn money, she commenting "if only Karl had made Capital, instead of just writing about it".

The Flood / The Movie Theater Industry
« on: May 02, 2020, 07:51:15 PM »
I debated whether or not to put this in Serious, but I figured it wasn't super serious business technically so....

With movie theaters shuttered for a while, there's been a lot of talk about whether or not they were even viable even before lock-downs became common place and the virus has certainly gave it a blow to the knees. Big companies like AMC are rumored to be filing for bankruptcy and several big titles have made their way to VoD in time frames where they should've still been in theaters had they been open.

Disney's Onward is now on Disney+ after only a small window of being in theaters before the lock down really went into place; but the biggest movie in the discussion is Trolls 2. That movie went instantly to VoD via Amazon Prime and despite Amazon being very stingy with their revenue numbers, it's estimated that it already made back its initial investment in only a few days. The fact that this was a family movie only further creates problems for the theater business. Most families will look at streaming as a much cheaper alternative for getting to see the same movie.

Big studios like Disney, Universal, & Paramount would immediately cut out the middle-man theater business if straight-to-streaming was proven to be a viable alternative and Trolls World Tour has been a perfect example of that being the case. I don't know how to feel about this. One the one hand, most of the movies I go to see nowadays are Fathom Events, either anime screenings, classic re-releases, or art-studio plays. Those have a higher premium ticket price than the already high ticket price for a standard movie in most locations. I'm easily looking at $30 for just myself when I also take concessions into account, although using various reward programs has helped alleviate the price somewhat.

On the other hand, I'm also one of those snobbish art critics who considers seeing my Chinese cartoons on the big screen with the sticky gum on the floor and hearing the crowd go nuts at whatever bullshit happens on screen as an authentic movie-going experience. Certain movies have become social events (Hence I guess why its called Fathom Events) and you just can't recreate that experience from the comfort of your home. Going to the movies is also a social experience, I think the last time I went to see a movie by myself was Pacific Rim 2 and needless to say ignoring the fact that it was a garbage movie, it was also a lonesome experience and I've always gone with somebody to see a movie afterwards.

In my personal opinion, family movies will begin to get phased out of theaters regardless of when society reopens. It simply makes too much sense for both the consumer (budget-focused families) and the producers (cutting out the middlemen) to maximize efficiency and cost. But big KINOPLEX 9K theaters will still be around for generic Marvel capeshit #843 and college-dropout director films that are thinly veiled pornos disguised as Neo-Noir NC17 art films.

What are your thoughts?

The Flood / Evangelion 3.0+1.0 General NEW TRAILER AND RELEASE DATE
« on: April 26, 2020, 06:50:04 PM »
I would just like to publicly tell Verbatim that I believe he is the most quality member here on this forum. Not a single letter on the keyboard he presses when posting here is a wasted effort. While I may not agree with him on a lot of things, Hell even 99% of things, he is truly an eye-opening individual. I have this newfound interest in aspiring to be more like him. I'd even go as far as to say that telling LC he was going to eat his innards or whatever it was was still a worthwhile endeavor.

Verbatim, I sincerely hope you continue to post as you always do.

Now please post your Evangelion Q review.

EDIT: Updated title as news/information on the last Eva movie comes out.

Serious / Kim Jong-Un
« on: April 25, 2020, 02:11:24 AM »
North Korean rumor mill is in full swing with news on their leader's health. As of right now there's supposedly a Chinese news channel claiming Kim Jong-Un is dead.

The Flood / Entertainment/Package Review Thread
« on: April 22, 2020, 07:27:05 PM »
A while back I had preordered the LE Japanese release of the Konosuba Crimson movie on Bluray. Luckily CDJapan is still doing deliveries through FedEx priority and I received my copy the following the afternoon after it had shipped. When you choose the most expensive option for shipping, not even a port-closing pandemic appears to stop deliveries. Here is all the product information for my order.

Images below were also taken to test the quality of my iPhone 8 camera in darker areas without the use of the flash.

- 9800 yen, so roughly $91. I believe with the shipping my total was around $114.
- Package came with a CDJapan bonus exclusive, a leisure sheet with artwork of the main girls, it is very big.
- Before I thought only UFOtable/Type-Moon works had a special sleeve wrapped around the digi-pack box; but then I remembered that when I imported my Japanese release of Shin Godzilla on Bluray it also came with a sleeve and I plan on getting the Your Name BD box and I've seen that box also comes with one. Still a nice touch to have generic info on the product without ruining the box itself.
- The limited edition also comes with a short novel written by the creator(?), it's a very small book; it can almost fit in your pocket. Seeing as this is the Japanese release I have no idea how to read it since I don't know moon rune.
- The cardboard box the book comes in also has artwork on the back, I'll just keep it stored with the digi-pack sleeve.
- The BD box itself has special artwork different from the other versions of the release, back of the box is just plain white with the series title in the middle. Box itself is also very sturdy feeling.
- 50 page booklet with character/location info, interview descriptions (in Japanese obviously) and some artwork. Upon skimming through the book, I didn't realize just how much effort the animators put into the background of their areas, there's a lot of detail that one can easily miss when watching the show/movie.
- Jewel case has the standard movie poster image as the cover and the fantasy themed background inside.

Lastly, and obviously the most important: Megumin > Aqua. Images below.


Gaming / General Persona Thread
« on: April 16, 2020, 05:55:21 AM »
Anyone else playing this? I never really touched my copy of Vanilla 5 after I got halfway through Madarame's Palace but I've just cleared Junya's Palace and I'm still not burned out or anything despite only having Royal for two days.

I can still see the combat changes like ammo for your guns replenishing after every fight and that helps tremendously with the grinding. All the reviews I read just state the same thing; how it made an already perfect game even better, and unanimous praise all around I can definitely see it. I know there was some complaints about rereleasing 5 on the same system and Japanese players asked why I couldn't have just been an expansion DLC, but with the way the entire system feeling overhauled I don't see why not to rerelease it as Royal when Persona 3 did the same thing with FES.

The Flood / Grocery Stores
« on: April 05, 2020, 06:10:56 PM »
How are your stores looking during the quarantine? I went to get some basic stuff yesterday and the only thing empty on shelves was TP and rice. Everything else was pretty well stocked compared to what it was like a week ago.

Gaming / Final Fantasy VII Remake
« on: April 03, 2020, 12:22:07 AM »
Against my better judgement I went ahead and preordered the game because I'm a sucker for steelbooks and art books. From what I've been seeing I still don't know how to feel about everything. I never really liked Midgar in the original FFVII and was happy to leave it when I did, but everything I see in the trailers does look fun and enjoyable.

However I also saw a part of the ending and from what people who have the game already are saying, they're adding more of the expanded universe stuff into the game, like they want to reimagine the game now that they can. I don't mind the expanded story of VII but Cloud is definitely weak in comparison to his original release self.

Anyways, what is everyone's thoughts on the VII Remake?

If SE is going to reimagine the game then God Almighty please let us save Aeris.

The Flood / Watched both Heaven's Feel movies
« on: January 09, 2020, 07:43:08 PM »
And I also watched all the Garden of Sinners movies.

What the fuck. Also, Azaka is an absolute QT.

The Flood / So I’m reading The Communist Manifesto/Das Kapital
« on: January 04, 2020, 06:20:01 PM »
This book fucking sucks. Talk about a bunch of ideas/beliefs that haven’t aged well. the more I read it the more I’m confused at how Marxism was taken seriously.

In chapter 2 he talks about how the ruling class only wants marriage so that they can turn their wives into working serfs. It’s funny that around sixty years later in a conservative America that the wife working was a revolutionary idea, completely at odds with what he claimed.

Or how a middle-class person doesn’t exist at all in his mind. In his point of view it’s just hopping between being some caricature of a fat cat or literally starving on the streets.

I get that I have to take into account the time period and location he was in, but all of his notions of how society would turn out is ending up false and is backed by nothing but his own opinion.

Serious / 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: December 18, 2019, 09:02:29 PM »
The House has approved two articles of Impeachment against President Trump.

Regardless of whether or not you hate/like him, I think this was an incredibly stupid move on the House's part. With the Republican Senate majority there is no way in Hell he is going to be convicted and removed from office. This was nothing more than a flex move for their reelection. Yes, his reputation will be tarnished but so will theirs when their constituents get angry at the fact that they failed to remove him from office.

Is he guilty? Probably. But looking back on history, Clinton was super guilty and I still think (after the fact) that he shouldn't have been impeached.

Anyways, general discussion on the matter here.

The Flood / Yugioh Locals
« on: November 26, 2019, 04:33:47 PM »
I play Yugioh at work with a friend of mine but he works in Tomorrowland and our shift times rarely match up so we don’t get to duel often if ever. Never the less I’ve been back into the game and I’ve been wanting to play more.

There’s a game shop about 20 minutes away that does Yugioh nights every Tuesday at 7, but not only have I been bogged down by situations preventing me from going (like tonight I’m at an auto care and they’re raking longer than normal) I’ve been a little anxious going in general.

Does anyone go to card game events? If so, what was it like for you guys?

The Flood / The Mandalorian: Season 2
« on: November 11, 2019, 09:37:12 PM »

Will it be Kino?

The Flood / Story Time: Ian's Wild Ride [super long blog]
« on: September 13, 2019, 01:46:57 PM »
Per Maverick and Das, I'm updating you all on the situation with that one girl that caused quite a bit of grief for me last year and what ultimately ended up happening since I haven't updated anyone on the matter since April of last year.

TL;DR: Bitch left our location and tried to get me fired on a lie. It fucking fails and she loses her dream job/location to me and now has to work around me every day knowing she lost.

EDIT: Never mind, it appears I was mistaken in thinking some people would have gotten over the fact that I failed to heed their advice and refuse to accept me admitting my mistake in ignoring them. You can't please everybody.

The Flood / The Popeye's chicken sandwich
« on: September 11, 2019, 01:19:36 PM »
I contemplated posting this in Serious but considering it's just fast fucking food of all things, and it's more of a blog/rant and I'll just be met with meme comments anyways I opted against doing so.

So for the past six months my roommates have been waging a war with each other over the dishes, I want absolutely no part in that and considering half the dishes """go missing""" I just eat out every day instead. Expensive? Very much so, I learned to appreciate dollar menus and meal deals. Unhealthy? You fucking know it, only eating once a day is probably whats staving off morbid obesity for me. But what's most annoying is when my lunch plans get ruined by fucking nothing.

I would go to Popeye's about once a week or so to get a 3-piece meal and some fries. It's like 6-7 bucks where I live so it's somewhat reasonable. However since they released that new chicken sandwich lines are out the door and the drive-thru line blocks parking spaces also, good luck getting inside and getting your order placed within the hour, even with numerous papers on the windows saying their out of the damn sandwich.

"Just go somewhere else" Well yeah, no fucking shit. I don't have time before work to wait an hour in line while hearing people bitch about why they don't have a very specific chicken patty for a sandwich. The problem is although I nuked my social media account following that bleeding cunt's behavior last year (it's okay, I got my payback) I've been noticing everywhere online recently shilling Popeye's out the ass for free and seeing renewed "Ch-ck-fil-A is garbage anyway" posts flooding the internet. Quite frankly, it's downright annoying and so blatantly obvious that an agenda is being pushed. Out of pure spite I've been regularly going to CFA and I would go more if it wasn't for the fact those homophobic cow-worshiping cultists are closed on Sundays.

The point of all this I guess, is: Have any of you actually had Popeye's chicken sandwich? Is it actually worth all the fucking hype and shilling that's being forced down the internet? Or is the media still butthurt that CFA exists and can print money just by existing?

The Flood / Positive Yugioh Feels
« on: September 08, 2019, 12:37:18 AM »
>When you buy a $20 box set and you end up pulling a $40 card you needed for your deck.


>When you get ANOTHER $20 box set and you pull the one card that's broken the meta in the span of only a few days.


Yugioh is the best it's been at since I got back into it. Other than the first card above, most "meta" and top tier cards are plummeting in price and that includes their rarity. A prismatic-secret rare copy of Sky Striker - Mobilize Engage! is only like six bucks on TCG player. This is great for me.

Now if only I had the courage to go to locals.

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