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  1. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in The guy that does Demolition Ranch is officially the coolest dude on YouTube. He ha   
    I watched his Demolition Ranch videos for hours the other day... you gotta watch the one about bullet proof cups. WTF? They fail spectacularly. In one of his videos he was shooting through steel plates and his wooden rig he made he joked about it being something a veterinarian put together... and then at the end of his video he said he was a veterinarian... I thought he was joking at first about vet ranch so I didn't even bother to check it out. Then it popped up on my suggested list and I'm hooked on that too. Their vet office is funded by youtube viewers, which is amazing. I might have to send a small donation, because they do a lot of good work.
  2. DeathscytheX liked a reply to a status update by Sledgstone in The guy that does Demolition Ranch is officially the coolest dude on YouTube. He ha   
    I started watching some of his videos today. I can see why he's popular. I'll watch a marathon of his videos sometime this week.
  3. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I got the Galaxy S7 today. Bestbuy has a good deal this weekend. $49 with 2 year co   
    I haven't had a phone that didn't need to be charged daily since I had a Sony Ericsson Walkman phone.
  4. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in I got the Galaxy S7 today. Bestbuy has a good deal this weekend. $49 with 2 year co   
    Meh, I'm on Verizon's new plan and I absolutely love it. Overall I pay $5 more a month over what I was originally paying on the old model but my plan is a lot cheaper. Honestly you don't really notice the extra money you're paying for your phone on this options (or at least I don't). If I took all the bells and whistles off my account (like Ringback tones) I'd actually be paying less then I was prior to my switch.
    I don't think I could ever go back to a normal Galaxy anymore (not to say I don't like what they've done with the S7's), I love my Note 4 so much I'll probably end up getting the newest iteration of it next year when my plan comes do.
    I've honestly never had a problem with battery life on my phones. My phone will last at least 3 days before it needs to be charged with constant use (as long as I'm not playing games constantly on my phone), I just charge it daily by default (from my old Droid days, that thing had atrocious battery life and needed to be charged daily even with basic use). Hell my old S4's battery still works like a champ and holds a charge damn well (then again I'm anal, I kill all unnecessary apps/tasks when it's not in use), I think that thing still holds a charge for 3-4 days before needing to be recharged (can't say, it's been turned off and placed in it's box for the last few months).
  5. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in Finished Fafner. It felt like an Evangelion wannabe with an ending similar to Eurek   
    I thought it was a great show, then again I did watch it back when it aired 12 years ago and haven't watched it since. There were a lot of things I wished they'd of elaborated on while I watched it but it was pretty entertaining overall. There was nothing to salvage after battles Sledge, the enemies weren't human nor did they pilot mechs (they're called Festum and are created by the Mir, what they exactly are is hard to explain) and yes it does take place mostly on the island (some eps take place outside of the island but the majority of it pertains to the islands defenses).
    I have yet to watch Heaven and Earth, it's been on my watch list forever and it's buried somewhere on my passport. You'll have to let me know how it is when you watch it. Right of Left was pretty damn good (prequel OVA). I also need to get around to watching Exodus as well but that'll have to wait till after I watch the movie (as it takes place two years after Heaven and Earth).
  6. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Dropped a ton of cash on a Daniel Defense DDM4V11. Figured I'd go ahead and take th   
    This is the video I was trying to find the other day to explain the difference high end and budget... I couldn't find it when I searched for it, and it just popped up on my youtube homepage today. lol When I tried to find it i kept getting 30min videos explaining the difference while this guy does it in 10.
  7. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Dropped a ton of cash on a Daniel Defense DDM4V11. Figured I'd go ahead and take th   
    ammotogo.com has them for as low as .23 a round. But yeah its still expensive. I can get 1000 rounds for around $270. I want to get a beta-c 100rd drum... but then I'd be depressed when I shot that much $$$ in 10 min. I was reading some of the reviews for the ammo, and one guy said he only puts 10 rounds in each mag to make it feel like it lasts longer. Screw that, hand loading is tedious, thats why if you ever get a pistol, always buy extra mags if you go to the range. Generally speaking, a gun comes with an extra mag... but even at 2 you'll spend more time putting rounds into the mag than actually shooting. Like bowling, its all about getting into that "zone" where you want as little interruption as possible. Thats why they never include that part in FPS... no one would buy that game.  
    As for the price, yeah its a top tier AR-15. You could get one for $600 and it would work just as good. Its like a watch.... they come in many different types and prices but they all generally work the same. Its all about the craftmanship. Cheap ARs have parts that have play (slight loose wobble) and don't fit tightly into each other because the outsource every part and just put them togehter... just about every part of the AR-15 is interchangable. Some people buy them a piece at a time and slowly put them together as they get the funds. Mine has a lot of luxury features like reduced weight, mil-spec, more durable barrel, and higher quality parts. Because while its like a watch, it can also be like a car. Pieces wear and break over long periods of time.... but thankfully unlike a car, these peices are affordable to replace and are easy to DIY.
     
  8. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Dropped a ton of cash on a Daniel Defense DDM4V11. Figured I'd go ahead and take th   
    I bought Troy Industries HK style flip iron sights and 5 mags on top of it. I've topped $2000, that's the rough part, buying the rifle isn't the end of it X_X and I still need to buy ammo for the range. My wallet is crying, but I wasn't settling for less than Daniel Defense or Bravo Company. The BCM Recce-16 KMR-A I wanted was sold out from every distributor my local gunshop had. He said ARs are flying right now as suspected. I only do business with him since he is the most ethical about his pricing... plus he sat down at his computer for 30 minutes trying to find my firearm, when he could have chased me away by trying to sell me on the lower end stuff he had in stock.... I just drooled over the Remi 700 he had displayed on top of the case while he went to work. I'll probably get an EOtech or Aimpoint opic with my tax return. I wasn't sold on red dot sights until watched a few youtube videos and found out Aimpoint sights can run for 5 years always on off one battery... thats nuts. I can see why they are almost $700. 
  9. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    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 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.
  10. Strider Hiryu liked a reply to a status update by Sledgstone in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    I used to get One Piece subs from Kaizoku a long time ago, but back then they only had up to ep 100 or so. I got the rest from a variety of sub groups but got annoyed with different ones dropping it. In the end Horriblesubs was the best group imo. Always consistent for a variety of shows. No special attack fonts, but quick good releases with decent translations. I just checked their site and they have a bulk torrent of eps 1-700 that you can easily pick and choose the eps you want to download out of it with your torrent program. If I ever go back to downloading, I'll stick with them.
    http://horriblesubs.info/shows/one-piece
    FMA Brotherhood was amazing. I'd love to see another anime of that quality. Theres way too many anime based off of manga that will never finish or wont finish for 20 more years. I loved the anime for Hajime no Ippo aka Fighting Spirit, but if that anime ever picks back up, it would never end just like the manga. Filler eps wouldn't be needed for some of these series if the manga artist would actually provide story along with their fight scenes (one piece does this quite well and theres no where near the amount of filler eps compared to other series). I stopped reading Bleach because every chapter in the hueco mundo arc was literally 10 pages of pillars with a few word bubbles. I'm pretty certain the anime was canceled for the same reasons. The guy would drag on the arcs for so long the anime couldn't fit filler into the episodes anymore because they'd catch up to an arc, and abruptly start an episode with "meanwhile, in another time" or some crap like that and start a brand new arc thats taking place in highschool even tho they moved way past that from season 1 and were literally just fighting in hell. After having to do that more than 5 times the anime was simply canceled instead.
    I read the FMA and Inuyasha mangas but eventually dropped them because they took way to long to release. Thats also why both of those animes never got their ending until many many years after the animes ended. I really like Berserk but the manga will never end. The guy making it will take it to his grave with him. The whopping 1 chapter a year we get became so disheartening that I stopped reading it years ago and I don't even care if it finishes at this point. I see there is another anime being made for it and it looks great. But I have no interest in watching it unless its actually based on the second half of the manga and will actually make an ending the manga artist will never finish. As much as the original FMA ended horribly compared to the manga, I'd really like to see an independent anime ending for berserk. Even if its no where good as the potential ending we'll get from the manga, at least it'll have an actual ending.
    The issue I have with anime is the slice of life genre and all the action animes that are all rip offs of each other featuring highshoolers. I'm sure quite a few series are good, but I'm too lazy to put the time into watching them. I know there are other non mainstream anime being made like GYO: Tokyo Fish Attack (watch a trailer, wtf. I'm not interested in watching this at all), but because of the deluge of anime titles out there, all the anime I actually would be interested in must be lost in sea of anime titles.
  11. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    The amusement park ep of Haganai season two was so hilarious. 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.
  12. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    I purposely stay away from long running series like Naruto (well the original, Shippuden has been amazing (too bad I'm like 3-4 seasons behind at this point, I'll get around to watching them soon enough)) or Bleach. Generally they get to muddled down with filler eps due to catching up with the manga and generally the story gets stretched to thin. If a series goes past 50-52 episodes chances are high I'll end up dropping it no matter how good it is (52 is pretty much the max I'll go for as it's the general run length of most Gundams). This is the real reason why I never got into One Piece, I like the manga (well what I've read of it) and what eps I've seen but at this point I'm so far behind that it doesn't even pay to start watching it (plus it's hard to find episodes to download, Kaizoku has up to 300 something but after that it's hard to find the rest of the episodes pre-600. Only real way to watch it now is on Funimation's site).
    Basing anime off of manga is a mixed bag in my experience. Generally the shows either end early and are generally shitty adaptations of the core material (Claymore anyone, the anime was good up until episode 20. Their anime original ending was shit, not that the manga's ending was much better) or they're amazing and stick to the source. Brotherhood was probably the best adaptation of the source material I've ever seen though I only base that off of other peoples comments (I have yet to read the FMA manga, I have it in my archives but I haven't really found time to read it yet). The original run was good but after episode 26 or so when they started off into their own anime original stuff it got pretty shitty. I generally cringe when I hear a 10+ volume manga is getting adapted into an anime because I know the show won't having an ending for 10+ years. The practice of filler will always remain though because these studios need to make money off their shows and stopping at the end of every season so the manga can get further ahead would be detrimental to them (with the way mangakas release chapters it's downright frustrating, I'm looking at you Kishiro Yukito (I want my new chapters of Gunnm) and Rei Hiroe (god damnit dude start releasing new Black Lagoon chapters, this wait time is killing me)). And you can't really condense the series down because you'll piss those hard core fans off if you leave out just a small, minor detail (while that's not a big deal over hear, it's downright sacrilegious to do it in Japan. Otaku are scary people).
    Haganai was a great show. I enjoyed it when it was airing which is odd for me because I generally hate harem based shows (they're everywhere you look, there's like 3-4 news ones every season). Then again it's got a great cast of characters and the humor is amazing. I generally only watch Slice of Life shows now, they're relaxing and generally have great stories/plots. Most of the action packed shows these days are poorly done and generally suffer from the Shounen tropes (long running, weak characters and character development, weak plot, and generally sub-par animation). Honestly the last good, action packed shows I've watched in recent years have been Iron Blooded Orphans and MSG: Thunderbolt. While very gory they both have some pretty strong lead characters and very good plots (plus the music selection for Thunderbolt is amazing, gotta love that Jazz).
  13. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    I just finished Season two of Haganai, which I didn't even know existsed until I accidentally came across some imagines of scenes I didn't recognize, and then checked my Queue. They also are doing  the AoT approach. Its been a long ass time since Season 1, and season 2 caught up to the light novel. Its probably one of the few "Slice of Life" animes I really enjoy... probably because it makes me laugh to the point of tears at times which makes any anime a fave of mine.
  14. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    The manga problem also stems from it getting too popular to where they can't wait to make an anime and sell DVDs. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is probably the best justice to ever come to a series. The second half of the original is a freaking mess. I rather them go the AoT route and just take a year or more off before making more rather than just making shit up or endless fillers. I'm starting to worry about TWD running into this problem as a normal TV series. X_x
    Fairy Tail is the only long term anime I've kept up with. I'll get back into One Piece eventually. I loved Naruto when it was on Toonami, but when I started my management career I lost track of it and had no way to watch anymore of it. Right now I just burn through 12-24ep series. Its honestly my favorite type of anime. There is a whole story from start to finish (Except Legend of Legendary Heroes -_-;) that I can enjoy in 2-3 days. Its generally how I wind down from work late at night. I'll watch 4-5 episodes before I go to bed. I guess that's why Funi is worth it for me.
  15. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    I've been downloading Kabaneri but haven't actually started watching it (it was one of three shows airing this season that interested me, the other two being Macross Delta and Flying Witch (Flying Witch is an amazing show but it is slice of life so I don't know if you'd like it or not)). I've become an anime watching prude over the last 5 years, I rarely watch anything currently airing anymore and I'm extremely picky about what I will watch (which is why I was surprised I liked Iron Blooded Orphans as much as I did, it has all the things I normally hate in a Gundam show (and in fact most anime) but for some reason it worked out extremely well).
    Amazon has actually been buying up a lot of anime rights over the last 2 years so I'm not all that surprised they got the Kabaneri rights (besides 2 or 3 other shows their selection is more sparse then Netflix's). However, as much as I like the shipping on prime, I just can't justify paying for a prime membership. I hardly order anything off of Amazon (mostly music and movies, I hardly buy games through amazon) and most of the stuff they have on their streaming service doesn't interest me or I can watch it somewhere else.
    I've had a friend try and convince me to get a Crunchyroll/Funimation subscription because he absolutely loves both but considering my anime watching tendencies I just don't see the reason to spend the money. I still download most of my anime (I won't give up my torrenting ways no matter how out of style it is) and the Funimation catalog doesn't interest me (I own, have downloaded, or have seen most of the stuff they have up that I'd watch). Plus I'm honestly not that big on streaming anything besides normal TV shows (which is most of what I watch on Netflix besides movies and documentaries).
  16. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    Yona of the Dawn, Dimension W, Guilty Crown, and Death Parade... Funi has a 14 day free trial going right now, get in and cram. Its really hard to find anime that stays away from the pervert stuff. Some mix it in to where its funny when it rarely happens, but to find an anime that doesn't have it at all anymore is pretty much impossible. Although the four I mentioned are examples of it.
    I like a ton of genres, but ill get burnt out on certain ones when I see too many of them back to back. After watching a bunch of serious bad ass animes, I just finished Ben-To which was a riot since I work in grocery retail. It's not too far from the truth how people are over discount food.
    I rarely hit up netflix. They have the same T&A library for 5 years. I've caught a few I really like that Funi doesn't have like SOA, Blue Exorcist, Aldnoah.Zero, Death Note, and Gurren Lagann. Their "originals" have been hit or miss, but the ones I've liked, I look forward to second seasons of. I wish they'd take their anime fans more seriously. You can't get a really good demographic when you dont update the section but once every 6 months.
    Funimation has come a long way since I first signed up. They're a lot like netflix now in how easy it is to browse. I remember when it never saved your progress on an ep, It didn't tell you what you've already watched, and the queue function was a joke. There was no organization at all. The app for the PS4 is outstanding. Now you can search by dub/sub, rating (TV-14, TV-MA), genre, consumer rating, and release year. There is even an recently updated tab, to sort out shows and eps to shows they recently added. For me this is useful to tell when they've finally dubbed something I've been waiting on.
  17. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in I finished "Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet" on netflix last night. The first epi   
    This is the main reason I've been falling out of watching anime lately and sticking away from the selections Netflix has (I'm sorry but the vast majority of the stuff Netflix gets is either crap or mainstream crap. They have very few series I'd recommend watching and very few I'd give a chance to watch).
    Honestly Sledge, anime is all about the Loli girls and crap filler episodes
    Well thought out and executed anime died in the late 90's early 00's (and that's the sad truth).
  18. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by Strider Hiryu in I wonder if COD is gonna put out any pre E3 hype like a lot of companies have done   
    They'll try but they'll fail since everyone will be more interested in BF1 and EA Play (which takes place before E3).
    I'll be watching the live footage if I remember to watch it for the BF1 64 player battle and watching all the videos Jack, Level, Matimi0, and XFactor put out for it (and possible Neebs as well).
  19. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in I wonder if COD is gonna put out any pre E3 hype like a lot of companies have done   
    Ugh. I can't wait for the NDA to be lifted after the real time 64 player battle. I'll spending some time on Westie's and Jackfrag's channel. Hopefully BFF will have a new video too.
  20. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Finished Linebarrels of Iron. It was an enjoyable Mecha anime. Although I feel the   
    Dimension W us turning out to be pretty good. It has a good amount of gore. The main character is a man and the co-main character is a little girl android that has bad ass abilities. You'd think they'd realize why AoT is so popular. The main character is a kid, but there is no school in that fucked up world. They had to make a spin-off school anime about it. there are some anime are still fantastic despite the main character stereotype you listed. The Future Diary is one of those few. I could go for another Champloo, Bebop, Basilisk. As long as it doesn't go the way of The Legend of Legendary Heroes. X_x. Eureka Seven had some amazing action and music to go with it. The ending was horrible and Eureka Seven AO is crap. Don't waste your time.
  21. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Since I used my last Citizen Eco-Drive for 12-13 years before the band broke and I   
    I watched a video on Rolex the other night and they aren't even hand made outside of placing the logo inside the face. They are mass produced by machines and really only seem to be valued on their heritage and the fact that they make everything in house. I looked through a bunch of models just for fun and they all seem rather bland... I guess because of their old fashion nature. I'm a feature driven person and it seems you can get more features in a watch in the $200-700 range. One's that are truly handmade are astronomical. I see some on Jomashop for $400k+. With how bad my S6 battery life is, I figured a new timepiece will alleviate some of the strain... plus titanium is super light so I'm excited to see how it feels for being such a large face watch.
  22. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Since I used my last Citizen Eco-Drive for 12-13 years before the band broke and I   
    This is the one i picked up. I love Citizen watches. They look better than Rolex and Omegas IMO. But they dont cost $5-45k I couldn't pay that much for a watch even if I was rich. Sure they last forever because they don't need batteries, but a spring or gear can still break or wear and its probably ungodly to get fixed since automatic watches are such a dying art. Citizen is solar powered and as long as you don't do what I did, they'll last a good 25 years until the cell needs to be replaced. Plus this one has a sapphire crystal so the lens shouldn't get all beat up like my old one did.
  23. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in Since I used my last Citizen Eco-Drive for 12-13 years before the band broke and I   
    Nah, order a ton off amazon. It's my go to online retailer. So prime paid off within the first 5-6 packages I ordered. I just use it for the 2 day shipping. I been wanting to watch Man in the High Castle, but that's just a side perk to me.
  24. Sledgstone liked a reply to a status update by DeathscytheX in The new overtime law takes effect 12/1/16. It would require my company to give man   
    That's exactly right. A lot of people don't understand that $15 min wage is bad. These are entry level jobs that kids should be doing, not a way of life. Now it's gonna be harder for young people to get their first work experience because no one is going to want to hire a kid for a hugh wage. If everyone could live comfortably making French fries then you'd have less people willing to work for a more skilled occupation that's a value to society. Human drive is why socialism doesn't work and never will. Star Trek economics will never happen. As for the OT rules, yeah if they increase my wage I see longer hours and less help in the future.