Also Khara: Lol no Blu-ray release in sight
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« on: October 12, 2021, 11:54:17 AM »
Khara: D-Don’t you dare pirate our movie!
Also Khara: Lol no Blu-ray release in sight
« on: October 08, 2021, 08:37:36 PM »
I normally order just chicken at Chipotle but I’ll be sure to order double chicken and steak now.
On Soviet Surrender
How many wars Russia has been involved in! (It would have been better if there had been fewer.) And were there many traitors in all those wars? Had anyone observed these treason had become deeply rooted in the hearts of Russian soldiers? Then, under the most just social system in the world, came the most just war of all - and out of nowhere millions of traitors appeared, from among the simplest, lowliest elements of the population. How is this to be understood and explained?
While reading through the first volume I have found many quotes, stories, and other writings only halfway through this book that I found noteworthy and have further light shined upon them. While I'm sure there's someone, somebody out there that seethes at the existence of this piece of literature (probably the son of some Blue Cap who worked in the Lubyanka), the fact that Putin himself has decreed this essential/compulsory reading in Russian High Schools lends untold amounts of credibility. Regardless, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was not a controversial figure in any circle and I'm sure anybody can take a little piece of what he has to say with them.
My only regret was starting to mark these writings at around page 175. Massive walls of text obviously follows.
On Rights and Doctor Examinations:
At nine o'clock the morning check-up took place. For a long while beforehand, we could hear especially loud turns of the key and particularly sharp knocks on the doors. Then one of the duty lieutenants for the whole floor would march forward and enter, almost as erect as if he were standing at attention. He would take two steps forward and look sternly at us. We would be on our feet. (We didn't even dare remember that political prisoners were once required to rise.) It was no work at all to count us - he could do it at a glance - but this was a moment for testing our rights. For we did have some rights, after all, although we did not really know them, and it was his job to hide them from us. The whole strength of the Lubyanka training showed itself in a totally machinelike manner: no expression on the face, no inflection, not a superfluous word.
On Soviet POW's
It was already clear to them that the Germans were not the heart of the matter, or at least not the Germans alone; that among the POW's of many nationalities only the Soviets lived like this and died like this. None were worse off than the Soviets. Even the Poles, even the Yugoslavs, existed in far more tolerable conditions; and as for the English and the Norwegians, they were inundated by the International Red Cross with parcels from home. They didn't even bother to line up for German rations. Wherever there were Allied POW camps next door, their prisoners, out of kindness, threw our men handouts over the fence, and our prisoners jumped on these gifts like a pack of dogs on a bone.
We would prefer to say that such people cannot exist, that there aren't any. It is permissible to portray evildoers in a story for children, so as to keep the picture simple. But when the great world literature of the past - Shakespeare, Schiller, Dickens - inflates and inflates images of evildoers of the blackest shades, it seems somewhat farcical and clumsy to our contemporary perception. The trouble lies in the way these classic evildoers are pictured. They recognize themselves as evildoers, and they know their souls are black. And they reason: "I cannot live unless I do evil. So I'll set my father against my brother! I'll drink the victim's sufferings until I'm drunk with them!" Iago very precisely identifies his purposes and his motives as being black and born of hate.
Jono was AOC this whole time.
Tax the rich... but not my rich friends that I partied with and had a complete disregard to COVID restrictions I pushed for
« on: September 04, 2021, 11:27:56 PM »
So I don't know about the original Japanese/subbed version, but man watching through again it hit me hard how this movie has some real Rise of Skywalker levels of clunky exposition filled dialogue in the second half and with Star Trek Voyager levels of lore techno babble for extra measure. The movie is still great though. I'll give it a watch in sub tomorrow probably and see if that works better.The spears, The Key, Eva-Imaginary, all of these things, it's all bullshit. It's all just there to get the characters to interact with each other. Hence why everything is hung up on the wall of the set like props when Shinji is speaking to Rei near the end of Instrumentality.
EoE still isn't a happy ending.It's an optimistic ending.
And I'm still waiting for Verb's review whenever he gets around to it.
« on: August 22, 2021, 02:52:01 PM »
I don't know about what would be in the picture but I'm sure the scratch & sniff would give off a Secret Deodorant scent.
One of my coworkers calls her mom before we clock in, during lunch, and sometimes after we clock out, every day. Although she’s Hispanic and her mom lives in Puerto Rico; from what she tells me, their culture is very family oriented.
MEANWHILE, my mom and sister live about half an hour away and I straight up never see them. My mom says she knows I’m okay because I’m not calling her. I remember calling her a few weeks back to see if she wanted to go out for dinner and her first response after I said hello was “what’s wrong?” of all things.
It really just depends on a lot of things as you get older. There’s just nothing really for us to talk about. She knows I’m a bit of a workaholic and all I do in what little free time I give myself is just recoup, chores, or video games with friends online. I still love my mom and the idea of her death fills me complete dread, since she’s getting pretty old as she had me pretty late in life. At the same time too, she’s a stereotypical boomer and it’s hard to take her anywhere without her embarrassing herself and the rest of us.
If you’re really worried, the best thing you can do is still try to communicate with them even if you can’t visit. They’ll definitely appreciate it.
« on: August 15, 2021, 01:38:03 AM »
GIVE ME MY FUCKING BLU-RAY KHARA!
I'm glad I'm getting 3.333 in a few weeks though.
« on: August 14, 2021, 11:32:45 AM »
It was shitposting up to the release of Shin. Aoba in NGE was a guitarist so everyone on /a/ called him Shred-bro, saying he was going to save everyone with the power of his hard rock shredding.
You never explained what this means
« on: August 13, 2021, 09:44:12 AM »
Yo Verb when are you gonna watch it?
« on: August 09, 2021, 08:54:55 AM »
Friday night August 13th into Saturday morning August 14th, at 12:00AM I will be streaming Evangelion 3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon A Time in my Discord server Fort Maelstrong.
Everyone is invited; if you'd like to join, PM your discord information for an invite to the server.
If it’s any consolation, Blizzard treats that IP like the red headed stepchild so it’s almost like you’re not really playing a Blizzard game at that point.
It's getting harder and harder to enjoy Starcraft after everything that has been happening with Blizzard.
« on: July 01, 2021, 11:00:45 AM »
One of my managers in Epcot absolutely raved about the show so I gave it a go; it's way better than I thought it was going to be. I don't want to get too invested into it though until the manga finishes; I don't want another Berserk situation with cliffhangers....
« on: June 19, 2021, 02:58:29 PM »
It's available for preorder on CDJapan right now. TIME TO QUADRUPLE DIP on one of my favorite films of all time.
« on: June 19, 2021, 09:46:54 AM »
Evangelion 3.333 is coming to Blu-ray and UHD August 25th.
« on: June 18, 2021, 10:39:20 PM »
NEW TRAILER DROP; SUPER SPOILER HEAVY:
I don't think I updated you all yet; sorry if I mentioned it somewhere else. But I gave up trying to build the RG 78-GP01. I have never been more frustrated with building something before. I got the fighter block, upper waist, and legs finished while reaching the breaking point at the lower waist that caused me to quit. There was not any moment in those build times where I was really enjoying myself and I knew it was time to stop when I was feeling like I do when I'm at work trying to fix the sewing machines. This was all about a month ago.
There are so many small parts, more so than the Perfect Grade Exia, parts barely fit into where they were supposed to, nothing was staying in place, and the pre-made "Inner Frame" is a glorified polycap that doesn't feel like it was built to last at all. I am beyond heart broken because the GP01 while not being my all time favorite, was still the first Gundam toy I ever had as a kid before I even knew about the series and that toy was built like a brick (no idea whatever happened to it). I have no idea what other RG kits are like and has made me very torn on whether or not I even want to bother with the RG Eva Mark 06 that's coming out.
« on: June 06, 2021, 10:51:56 PM »
Evangelion will return to Japanese theaters next week under the title of 3.0+1.01. There's no changes to the story, but it will be a visual upgrade to the current release being shown now, much in the same way 3.333 was. There will also be a 24 page booklet available for purchase that comes with a short manga taking place the day before Operation US (the opening to Q).