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  1. I just noticed this photo editing site that actually looks quite functional. I have add-block on so I don't know how heavily advertised it is, but it really does look like a photoshop program right in your browser:

    https://pixlr.com/editor/

    Not bad.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      But that makes no sense. It's faster loading for spammers if they don't have to cache download imagines. XD

    2. DeathscytheX
    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      True, but the majority of forum spammers are signature spammers. I remember when spam was uncontrollable. Now I have only 1 anti spam measure. I'm tempted to turn guest posting on to see what happens at this point just to see if we get any spam. XD

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  2. I finished watching Chuck earlier this week. Great series but a bit repetitive with 2 specific plot lines. I do recommend it. Its a great series about a guy working as a "Nerd Herd" employee (aka geek squad) at a Buy More store (best buy / walmart combo), he gets an email that basically puts a CIA app into his brain and he has the entire nation's secrets but he can only access them when he gets a visual stimulus. Like when he sees some terrorist guy at a party, he'll "flash" on the image of the guy's face and then the app does an info dump and now knows everything about him and his organization. So now he goes on missions with the CIA/NSA while maintaining his cover of working at Buy More.

    Its a fun show with some good campy action expected from a CBS series but Chuck wines way too much about his feelings. I haven't heard a guy talk this much about his feelings and emotions since Boy Meets World. The fifth season shouldn't have been made IMO. Crappy ending to a good show. The endless Subway in show advertising is intense too. wtf. There was a foot long sub promo in 1/4 of the episodes. XD

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Boy Meets World fa life. XD I loved that show.

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Then you'll like Chuck. XD

  3. I'm really surprised by the driver support from Nvidia. I'm not used to updating graphics drivers and I just realized that at least 5-8 driver updates have already come out over the last month alone. I guess I'll be updating my graphics drivers after work today.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Thats pretty normal for me. I'm use to seeing one at least every week or so.

  4. I'm ordering a new propane smoker tomorrow. To hell with using charcoal anymore. The smoke from burning charcoal and cleaning the ash afterwards over the last couple years has made me realize I can't stand using the crap anymore. It was a good learning experience and I can easily maintain the heat with charcoal, but its too time consuming and it makes a mess. I'm going to start making more jerky and pulled pork. Especially pulled pork. I love doing a double batch and freezing the leftovers. Nothing beats eating an amazing pulled pork sandwich in the middle of winter without having to cook it in 5 feet of snow.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      XD On the web browser version you only see "Rotflmao!" unless you click it. but on the mobile version you see the link

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I noticed that to. I'll have to remember to type something else in next time since links don't seem to end up in the shortened preview part everyone sees.

  5. I beat The Walking Dead: Michonne tonight. Poor Michonne. The end really makes you feel for her. The action in the game was decent but was very short. It was only 3 episodes but compared to the original two TWD games Telltale has done, the Michonne game's length is equal to 1 and half of those episodes. I was also confused as to the time line of the game. I kept wondering why she had a machete and not her katana. I looked it up just now and the game takes place after some event in the comic where Michonne leaves the group for some reason. And this is the side story of that. But they don't hint at that at all. :confused: The entire time I thought the game was taking place before she even met Rick's group at all. Overall it was worth playing for the $5 is cost me. But aside from a few choices that could have changed things, this game could easily be watched on a lets play instead.

  6. Happy birthday Lady! :D she probably wont even notice this. lol.

  7. Amazing how any news about a celebrity can go viral but news about a nuclear power plant leaking for 4 years only gets covered by the local press.

    http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2016/08/minor_radiation_leak_at_fitzpatrick_nuclear_plant_has_gone_unfixed_for_4_years.html

  8. I saw this article on my local news this morning stating that Trump is losing NY by 30 points now. He says the media is corrupt and hes only going to lose if the system is rigged. The thing is tho hes really loosing NY because he has no presence here. I've seen numerous Clinton commercials over the last month and I've gotten 3 phone calls from the DNC asking for donations and support. But there has been absolutely zero pro Trump commercials. Nothing from super pacs or from his own campaign. And those commercials against trump are pretty damning to his credibility. I know Trump says the media is corrupt but unless he actually pays the media companies for commercial time hes setting himself up for a loss. I'm actually starting to think he wants to loose on purpose at this point. If he has no interest in even trying to win his home state I don't see how hes going to win this election at all. Its so odd to see more commercials from my local republican representative trying to win his re-election and not see a single commercial for someone running for president.

    http://www.syracuse.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/ny_poll_hillary_clinton_surges_to_30-point_lead_over_donald_trump.html

     

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Honestly he'd be wasting time in NY. Republicans never win there, and probably never will again. NY and CA for Democrats is like the south for Republicans. He has to win Ohio, Florida, Virginia and NC to win. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pow-its-just-a-2-point-race-clinton-38-trump-36/article/2599471 polling data is all over the place, but everything could change one way or the other with the debates. 

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      NY has voted democratic for i think the last 9 presidential elections. I figured if any republican had a chance at flipping it, it would have been trump. But it looks like he's ignoring this state, at least for now. This could easily turn into a tied race at any point. I agree that the debates will be huge deciding factors for alot of ppl.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      He has the best chance, and it would be a killing blow to Hillary to win NY. I don't see it happening. I want to say Reagan was the last to win NY and CA for that matter. 

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  9. I just beat StarCraft II Legacy of the Void. It was a great campaign and it ended well. Where the story went wasn't what I was expecting. With how it ended I doubt we'll get a StarCraft 3. I hope Blizzard doesn't MMO this game and screw up it's lore. Compared to Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm, Legacy of the Void wasn't the most enjoyable. I definitely liked HoTS better. But I also can't play Protoss worth a damn unless I have a crap ton of carriers.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Pfft, at the rate I'm going I won't beat it until next year XD

    2. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      If they eventually make a SC3, I'd like to see a fourth race introduced like how the undead army was added to Warcraft 3. They could bring the new species in from another galaxy or from the outer rim worlds or something.

      Theres one plot hole I was surprised wasn't touched upon. At one point in HoTS, Kerrigan made a special queen to take over a Protoss ship and lost contact with it. The last time we saw that queen she was still on that Protoss ship spawning an army and was on it's way to Aiur to wage war against the Protoss. I kept expecting a mission to come up with us having to deal with that ship but it never happened.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      According to the plot summary on the SC wiki the ship is pretty much forgotten after that point (according to the ships profile it was left adrift). We can assume that they are either still adrift (Zerg don't have the means to use Protoss tech) or they fell under the control of Amon and were one of the millions of Zerg you slaughter through the LotV campaign. It's stated that the crew of the ship was unable to send any word to Shakuras (where they were heading) before the larvae spawned and killed the crew so it's extremely unlikely that Artanis even knows what happened and considering the dire circumstance you find yourself in throughout the game it's pretty unlikely that he would of even had the time to deal with it (I mean the poor guy is leading the remnants of his people in a war against a god-like being who can turn his own people against him).

      While a fourth race would be interesting (considering all three races are currently at peace) I don't know if they'd go that far with this (I mean I'd of loved to see the Xel'naga be playable but we both know that isn't possible). Who knows what they'll do but I'd still like to see a game based on the Aeon of Strife, it'd not only be a game focused completely on my favorite race but it'd give us a chance to see how Protoss society collapsed upon itself.

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  10. I finished watching Fringe this past weekend. What a unique show. The first 2 seasons is it's own version of X-Files (without alien stuff), the 3rd and 4th seasons then becomes an espionage thriller, and the final season time skips 20 years and becomes a resistance series where the team has to defeat a powerful enemy. lol. Combine all that with a couple soft resets because of changes in the timeline, an alternate universe with duplicates of people, crazy technology and a handful of individuals with mutant like powers and it definitely makes the show an odd yet interesting experience. I highly recommend it as its a great show to marathon.

    The final season probably shouldn't have been made tho but it does finish some of the plot lines not resolved in the season 4 finale. Netflix does screw up a bit. They put an unaired episode into season 1 at a completely wrong moment that broke up the season finale in such a way that I had to google search wtf was going on.

  11. As long as I launch Guild Wars 2 with Steam I can stream it to my laptop in ultra settings over my wifi. :D The input lag is less than when my laptop runs the game by itself. lol. I'll try launching origin and battlenet thru steam and see if I can stream my Starcraft 2 or origin games onto my laptop later this week. Buying that graphics card was like buying a gaming laptop at the same time thanks to steam in home streaming. :D

  12. Sharknado 4 is on tonight. This is going to be great! XD

  13. My new graphics card is working great so far. I'll be testing games and taking some screenshots of my GW2 characters this weekend. :D I had no idea that characters were supposed to have shadows. XD

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lol. XD I'm going to do more testing with steam streaming and my steam link to see if I can use steam to stream gw2 in full quality from my pc to my laptop. If it works I could grind at max settings on my laptop. :D I know it'll work like that for all my steam games but I don't know yet if I can get gw2 working like that with the steam overlay.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Did a AB mutlimap probably for the last time I had a chance to do it. I hope they patch this. Its killing the prices of rares and exotics on the TP. I now know why just about every exotic is around 80s with 40s buy orders. Some rares are only worth 20s now. So in actuality the mutlimap isn't very profitable anymore, and its dragging down the profitability of everything else.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      At least flax and iron are still profitable. I never understood anet's logic of the reward being so massive in AB. Even world bosses are a single chest and maybe a couple bouncy ones in the corner.. AB gives out so many chests it takes almost as long to open all the chests and deal with the contents as it does to actually do the event. Thats crazy.

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  14. I hate FedEx. Their tracking is crap and they've delivered my packages to my neighbors before. -_-; As long as my graphics card works, the first thing I'll try out is GW2, then Starcraft 2. I purposefully stopped playing SC2 last month because I was hating the low graphic setting and FPS drops. Once I see it in max settings, I'll marathon the hell out of it in my free time.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      UPS is so much better now that I get text messages indicating when the product is delivered so I know when to look on my neighbors porch for my products. Lol. They have gotten better over the years tho. They haven't screwed up a delivery of mine in 3 years now.

      FedEx called me around noon asking where my house was because the driver couldn't see my house from the road even tho the number is visible on the front door from the street. -_-; at least that's better than when they dropped off my tv at the neighbors back door 4 years ago. I try and avoid FedEx at all cost. 

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      This is why I prefer USPS, I've never had any trouble with them and always look for the option to ship with them when I can (plus priority shipping, while expensive, always arrives on time or earlier). I don't mind UPS but considering I don't get most of my packages until 7 or 8 pm when I use them it's rather annoying and can be a major inconvenience when it's something you really need. FedEx is a last ditch effort and I only use them when I know my friend is delivering it (he's a driver and he lets me know when he drops a package off if I'm not home).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I've tried to cancel orders from amazon once I realized they were shipping with FedEx. Every time I had the option to give feed back on packaging I'd complain like all hell against FedEx. Maybe it's just me but for the past couple years anything I've purchased from amazon and fulfilled by Amazon has only been shipped via ups or usps now. I like to think my complaining got me on a 'no FedEx' list. XD

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  15. My little puppy Elsa had her spay surgery today. Shes all tired and pathetic looking with her cone on. :(

  16. I made a legendary greatsword today in Guild Wars 2, Sunrise.. and then I combined it with my Twilight and made the most expensive greatsword in the game, Eternity. :D

     

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Fused Weapons, Molten Jet Pack, Chaos of Lyssa, Shatterer Holographic Wings, etc. XD

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      On a side note, I visited the GW2 forums today out of curiosity since I haven't been in forever. Its so funny to see how Thief is talked about like Necros were for the longest time, Necro is loved and adored now. XD If only Ele got knocked off their perch it would be amazing. Even on reddit when someone asks what class to play, the Ele mains come chiming in with their ele master race blah blah. Ah I got to experience what it was like to be at the top for 3 days with #SymbolicAvenger #Guardsway2015. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lol. Ever since I stopped playing pvp I stopped looking at the official forums. I remember the warrior forum being salty for a year but now the condi warrior is good again.. but only in pvp unless we get accessories with stats only obtainable from LSW2 achievements or from the raid. Imagine if berserker stats accessories were only available by completing every jumping puzzle in the game instead of from the laurel vendor. -_-; anet needs to rethink what they consider rewards.

      Ele is probably still the best because you only need one build for it to be strong. As a warrior I have to keep swapping my build depending on what content I play because warrior traits are a mess. Most of the time if I'm solo I'll stick with one build, but if I'm in a dungeon I keep swapping between 2 trait lines and re-equipping my warhorn depending on if one part requires skipping mobs.

      I would recommend reaper for everyone. Just set it with berserker stats and have fun.

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  17. I ordered some stuff from amazon last week and signed up for the free month of amazon prime, mostly because "prime day" is tomorrow. I remember prime day last year.. I missed nothing. XD

    http://money.cnn.com/2015/07/15/news/amazon-walmart-prime-day-customers/

    and granny panties:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/only-on-amazon-prime-day-half-off-on-55-gallons-of-passion-lubes-2015-07-15

    XD

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Eh.. In the end I didn't buy anything on prime day. Nothing really jumped out at me as something I must buy that day. I bet the majority of the sales were people that buy discounted items and then relist them on ebay. This is becoming so common that its worse than the GW2 trading post. All the newest graphics cards are instantly bought and relisted on ebay for $100 more than what the person bought it for.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      They just had a bunch of crap that I didn't need. Doom for $29 was tempting... but nothing else really went on sale. When I found stuff that interested me it was some lame $5-10 off deal, while other things were 30-50% off. They also made it really difficult to search prime deals only by category or via the search function.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I hated trying to find anything for sale. It was almost impossible. It was like hanging out at Walmart all day but not being able to browse and instead have some guy announcing to everyone that bulk packages of pop tarts, an exercise bicycle and women's speed stick were all on sale for the next 20 minutes and we'd get an update again on more sales soon. Screw that selling strategy.

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  18. I beat Uncharted 3 today. It was a good game and it was quite visually impressive on many occasions. But overall it felt like uncharted 2 was a much more enjoyable game to me. 2 was full of constant action, exploring and adventure. While 3 felt more like I was always trying to escape from somewhere instead of exploring. Different parts of the game didn't tie together well for me and left many plot lines unanswered that would be irrelevant in a sequel considering how the game ended.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I do look forward to playing uncharted 4 but I'll wait to pick it up on black Friday.

  19. I got the Galaxy S7 today. Bestbuy has a good deal this weekend. $49 with 2 year contract with Verizon and free wireless charger. So far I'm impressed with the quality of the phone over my old S4. I haven't tried the wireless charger yet. I doubt I'll use it much and I have a feeling it won't work correctly with the otter box case I'm using.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      25 hours after my first charge and I'm down to 13% battery. I've been using this phone all day to. My old phone would have needed to charge over 12 hours ago. Not bad. 

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I keep my phone usage to a minimum if possible and only really use it to check email, Twitter, and Instagram when I'm not home near a charger (and my computer) hence why I tend to get good battery life out of my phones. If I actually did what I've been doing over the last three months of being unemployed I'd probably have to charge it three times a day (I've been playing a lot of mobile games and I mean a lot). Signal strength around here is hit or miss but we've got two 4G towers in the area and Verizon has pretty good coverage out here in Western ND (the only one, AT&T sucks out here and Sprint/T-Mobile don't even have coverage in my area) but my old Droid Bionic had a hard time getting a connection which really drained my battery while I was at work (for some reason Walmart out here was like a dead zone for that phone).

      I use Samsung's built in app/task killing service now. I used to use TasKiller on my old phones that did a good job but since the last major Android update (not the newest one where my phone switched to Marshmallow) it fucked that app up and it doesn't work anymore. Samsung's service does a damn good job of keeping my battery life up (plus I have my phone in power saving mode and have my screen brightness turned almost all the way down) and actually kills the right apps/tasks, where TasKiller liked to kill everything. I honestly don't know what Samsung phones have the service built in (I'm assuming everything from the Note 4 up but I'm not entirely sure) but I'm assuming yours might (unless it's a Note only feature but I highly doubt that).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I dug into everything installed on my S7 and for some damn reason Verizon removed the "smart manager" samsung app from their build. Wtf Verizon. -_-; after looking in YouTube it's the exact app I would prefer to use for battery optimization and Verizon doesn't have it available. I do like the fact that bloatware is very minimal on this phone. My S4 had so much pre-installed crap that was only disableable and not Uninstallable that those apps would take up way to much space and would run in the background all the time. But this S7 only had 1 app I had to disable  (NFL), aside from that all the "galaxy essential" apps are located in a widget and it gives me the option to actually download and install them now instead of having it all preloaded. I looked thru those apps and there isn't a single thing I want except maybe the Samsung video player. It's nice to have a boy more control over my phone, but then I see the smart manager was removed. Ehhh. These companies are trying to encourage ppl to not root their phones and install a custom / unbranded android OS by not having shit tons of preloaded apps, but they need to keep all default apps available to. I hate knowing there are great features available for my model of phone.. but not mine specifically.

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  20. I played a round and a half of BF4 conquest last night with my brother to start getting prepared for BF1. I forgot how fun the game can be with a good teammate. He jumped on recon and laser designated while I javelined some helicopters and boats. I'll be playing some more BF4 rounds here and there. If you see me on, feel free to jump on or send me a message to team up. :D

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I think they got nerfed to. But with laser designated targets it still destroys quite well. :P

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      XD, I'll hit you up if I see you on. I got back into playing last week and boy did I seriously suck (too used to playing Siege).

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I've been playing to much uncharted. I kept trying to reload by hitting R1. XD I'm almost done with uncharted 3. Once I get that beat I'll have to retrain myself to bf4 controls.

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  21. PSN is having a flash sale this weekend. I just bought the tell tale walking dead micchone game for ps4 for just under $6.

    1. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      If its anything like the standard TWD game its not for me. I still need to play through it on steam. A friend let me borrow the Xbox 360 version and after the initial car crash scene and 1st house, I turned it off. The controller was too frustrating for a point and click game.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Its not for me on a console is what I meant.

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      I haven't tried it yet but I think it is. It's a bit annoying to move the cursor on the screen fast enough to respond to something. It would be better on pc for that reason alone, but I got used to it pretty quick on ps4. Maybe the speed of the cursor was bugged on the 360 version. I was disappointed these tell tale games didn't take advantage of the touch pad on the ps4 controller. It could easily work like a laptop TouchPad mouse and there isn't a single game on the ps4 that utilizes it like that. 

  22. Uncharted 2 was a great game. I regret never playing these games when they first come out. I had no idea Sony had such an amazing series. I haven't enjoyed a game like this in years. Sure, Last of Us and Tomb Raider are amazing games too, but they were much more serious than Uncharted 2. The action and humor was a perfect mix and this series is straight up fun. And so many explosions. :D

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Uncharted 2 made Uncharted 1 look like a tech demo. Its still decent enough to play through to get to know the 3 main characters a bit because they're in the rest of the series tho. But Uncharted 2 is significantly better.

      Btw there is a cool friends feature on these games. It keeps track of all your friends stats and when you get near certain milestones it'll pop up a notice at the bottom right of the screen to compare your stats to your friends. When you get around to playing them again you'll see how many headshots or stealth kills I've done and that'll give you some encouragement to beat my totals. :P One of my friends played Uncharted 2.. right before the last boss I headshotted some guy and the game did a stat pop up and I saw that my friend had 2 more headshots than me. I killed one more guy with a headshot, then boom, final boss. his headshot count will be higher than me by 1 kill. good for him. damn him. lol.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Yeah, your bro was popping up a lot while I played Uncharted 1. lol

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      lol. yep, same for me. But then I noticed his name disappeared for the second one, I asked him the other day and he never got around to playing it yet. But he enjoyed it so much that he has beaten it at least twice on the PS3. He said he almost beat it on hard difficulty but couldn't get it done on the last stage. That speaks volumes to me. If he couldn't beat it on hard mode and theres still 2 more difficulties above that, thats insane. The hardest difficulty probably requires you to never get shot once or you die instantly.

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  23. I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first episode was some of the best mech anime I've ever seen. I wish the entire series was like the first episode. Then it turned into a 'slice-of-life' anime for about 7 episodes. -_-; After an unnerving loli dance scene in which every guy over 40 was drunk and wooing at 10 year old girls dancing I was done with it (seriously japan? is this what japanese men want? wtf.). But then I looked at the episode descriptions for the final episodes and I stuck with it. The final 3 eps were great and had good action. If you want to see some good mech battles, watch the first and last 3 or 4 eps of this series. All the episodes in between are just filler crap to establish some sense of loyalty between the mech pilot and the group of people on the gargantia. And of course to forge a typical anime relationship of: "i love this guy i just met and even tho we've only known each other for less than 2 weeks, you need to stay with us for life!"

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    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      The amusement park ep of Haganai season two was so hilarious. XD I think the harem worked because Kodaka wasn't a mega perv and outside of Rika there was very little sexual frustration. Plus fan service was limited. The show stayed focused on the story and each character's plight.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      You gotta remember Sledge the Slice of Life genre is pretty much the "Cute girls doing cute things" genre so high school aged characters will always be present (and generally cute girls as mentioned). I guess that doesn't draw that many people in but it does me and I do understand the frustration of it being focused on this age group (it's why I have a hatred of harem series). My all time favorite series falls into this genre, Aria (I can't recommend this series enough. It's not everyone's cup of tea but the show is amazing (so is the manga), has amazing character development (but it is centered around high school age girls), and the art and music is just amazing. I re-watch this series at least twice a year (by far one of the best purchases I've made anime wise)). Plus you also have to realize that these shows are aimed at high schoolers and the Japanese Otaku hence why we see so many shows featuring protagonists around that age category (for some reason it's a major hit over there, so are idol based anime (which I can't understand why it's important, then again the Japanese have a thing with idol worship). They don't care what us Americans have to say on the subject as anime isn't as big over here as it was back in the Toonami era (original run). Anime fandom has died down over here (though it has been seeing a resurgence in the last 2-3 years but it'll never be as big as it was originally).

      Heh, I started reading Berserk like 4 years ago but I haven't made it past volume 9 yet. While its a great read (and I do plan on reading the rest of what I have (up to volume 35)) I doubt he'll ever finish it (much like Five Star Stories, I don't think that manga will ever end (it was on a 10 year or so hiatus and the creator just started picking it up again recently). It's one of the longest running manga's to date time wise (13 volumes so far and it started in 1986)). Then again I don't think Rei Hiroe will ever finish Black Lagoon (it's been stuck at volume 10 for like 2 years (pretty much right after the Roberta's Blood Trail arc, which is so much better in the manga. The anime adaptation of it didn't do Roberta any justice)).

      I've got a dislike for HorribleSubs and only really use them if I have no choice (I'm not a fan of Crunchyroll's translations which is what Horrible uses for their releases). I'll probably pick that torrent up but god knows when I'm going to have time to sit down and watch 700 episodes (then again I'll probably only pick up the Marineford Arc. I haven't read or seen it but I've seen so many character tribute videos and music videos about this arc that I want to see it in it's entirety. I really want to see Whitebeard kick some ass (I don't know why but I seriously like this character though I know very little about him)).

      That was a great episode XD Honestly Kodaka was a great change from the normal protagonist you usually get in harem shows. Down to earth, slightly pervy, and all around great guy who generally cares for his friends well being (I find it funny that he's pretty much a homemaker). If it wasn't for Rika I don't think the show would really have any sexual frustration or fan service (yea Sena still provides plenty of it but Rika is by far the worst for it). Then again the show wouldn't be the same without her if they took her out. My major draw to the show when I started watching it was the sad premise it had, grouping up people who have no friends or social skills. Not only did it provide some great humor (good god the ideas for how to make friends were hilarious) it provided a look into the anti-social tendencies most children and teenagers face these days.

    4. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      If you have the Berserk manga, I'd still definitely recommend reading it. But dive in knowing you'll never get an ending and you won't be as disappointed. There are quite a few arcs that see full completion in those volumes so it is a great read. The tower of conviction arc (i think thats what it is) was the best part of the series to me. And I just found out that arc will be in the new anime. That will probably spawn alot of new fans of the series, but will cause even more disappointment when all the new fans learn they'll never get an ending, or even at a minimum finally see Casca become sane again. Many people only think of Berserk from the original anime with a messed up ending. But the band of the hawk arc that was in the anime is nothing compared to the rest of the series. The Berserker armor the show is named after has never even been in the anime or anime movies.

      If you want to pick and choose some good One Piece to watch, I highly recommend the marineford arc, then keep watching the eps after because thats when the time skip occurs. The fishman island arc after that was great too because it shows an entire new culture.. and alot of mermaids. :P

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  24. Congrats to Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for winning your party's nominations. This is going to be one messy election.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      I wonder how hard it is to become a Canadian citizen. Not that I have a lot of room to talk since I never vote but I don't see the next 4-8 years going to well for our country.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      We could definitely have another Bush v Gore type election filled with controversy. Our voting system is not standardized and there should be record turn out. Hopefully each state is prepared to get everyone's vote.