Strider Hiryu

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  1. Loved it. Great series (I have the limited edition boxset in fact). Quick warning: It's not for those who don't like to think while watching an anime. Brings up a lot of thought provoking questions and is an all around mind-fuck (screws with your head). Still a good series to see though and like most people you probably won't understand it all the first time thru.
  2. Heh, I can't remember that far back to actually remember what go me into anime. I know for certain the first anime I ever saw was Sailor Moon back when I was like 6. Had no idea it was anime back then or what anime was (I just thought it was another American Cartoon). My actual fandom in anime was cemented with Dragonball Z (which I completely loathe now, I don't even know how I could get interested in something like this) back in sixth grade when the new kid, who is now my best friend, mentioned I should start watching it so I did. I then watched whatever CN had for anime up thru the years (until about three years ago, Toonami/Adult Swin has had no anime worth watching since then), what I could catch on Thursday on Movie Plex, and various other stations that showed it. Skip forward till now and I'm one of the biggest otaku in my area (believe me I am). Sadly I miss the old days though when I'd get home from school, sit in the comfortable lazyboy, and be glued to the TV so I could watch CN's lineup (ah the days of Voltron, Sailor Moon, DBZ, Tenchi, etc.)
  3. Constantly have my MP3 player with me everywhere I go (yes, even to work) and it's usually always on (unless I'm talking to my boss, a friend, or my parents). I listen to music basically all night up until I go to bed on my laptop (unless I'm playing WoW or another computer game). I suppose you could say I total upwheres of 16-17 hours a day of listening to music (as well as I should, I have so damn much of it (40+ gigs of music on my laptop)).
  4. They have the suits (referring to Blue Destiny) on MAHQ but sadly only detailed specs on the first unit and very little on the second and third units. I don't paint my models, never got into that habit. I tried once with my 1/144th Ez-8 but it didn't turn out. It was either the paint or my lack of model painting skills (I'm an awesome painter, I just suck at painting models). I take more joy out of putting the model together then I do painting them. I'd say you're far from obsessed. You're only obsessed with Gundam when you can reference every little detail about any MS found in the Gundam universe, have stacks upon stacks of hand-written technical jargon you've picked up relating to Gundam, papers on the various aspects of each series from characters to how the Gundam universe works, stacks upon stacks of custom made suits and revamped suits currently existing in the universe, and the list goes on (and yes I have and can do everything I listed above plus more). You're well on your way though but enough rambling about that.
  5. Bandai has been behind lately on releasing kits from spin-off series. I really want to see a Blue Destiny kit, not a conversion kit. As to your question GG, only way to get them cheap is to find a local hobby shop and see if they carry them or an online site that has a store in your area. Gundam models don't come cheap sadly, even in a store. My only way to get models is to order them because no place around here carries Gundam models (well Toy's R Us does but sadly they don't have any Master or Perfect grades).
  6. Meh, I've listened to the CD (friend had me listen to it after he bought it). Wasn't to impressed and I only liked a few songs. Guess I'm not really into rap music anymore or it was just his style that didn't appeal to me.
  7. Seen them both completely through and I loved every minute of them. And yes Kun Kun ftw! Best character in the show besides Suisei-seki (who happens to be my favorite of the dolls).
  8. Meh, I'm not a patient person so I'd probably import if I ordered it. Much easier, just gotta pay more.
  9. That with or without shipping. You can add anywhere between $20 and $30 to ship that baby here (should know, been eyeing the Perfect Grade Zeta for awhile but I don't want to pay the shipping for it).
  10. I'd hate too see how much it's gonna cost when it comes out. All other Master vary in price (my A1 Zeta was around $30 and my Nu was about $70). Might try and get it when I order models here soon (been wanting an F91 for awhile, so why not got with the Master). Kinda find the shortness to be cool. Will make it more challenging to build with it being an inch shorter (should take longer then 10 and a half hours on my end).
  11. And we shall never speak of it again........talking about it makes baby jesus cry (it was that horrible).
  12. Have volumes 1-8 I think (not sure and too lazy to go check). Manga is so much better then the anime and so much darker. My fav character is the same as it was for the anime, Wolfwood with Vash coming in second.
  13. Lets put it this way, it's an anime you absolutely love or absolutely hate. I can safely say I hate the anime (have seen completely thru ep 25 and various eps from 25 to 100 not in order) and am impartial about the manga. The manga is much better then the anime series but I still don't know whether I like it or not (though I'll admit the fight between Gaara and Lee during the exams was awesome). It basically just comes down to your taste in anime. and whether or not you like shows like Naruto.
  14. Meh, was a good movie. I still think Angels and Demons should have been made into a movie first. Don't know why they chose Tom Hanks to be Robert Langdon, sorry he just didn't fit the part in my opinion. My only gripe with the movie is that it did a good job following the book thru the first half of the movie but it went to hell after that. Completely rewrote the end of the book for the movie to suit their needs and they left out some stuff from the book that actually made the book a worthwhile read and would of probably made the movie better but hey it's Hollywood, when do they ever care to follow something to a T. To the issue at hand its widely known that I'm an athiest (or at least I think it's widely known) so I went to the movie for entertainment purposes. Whether any of the stuff brought up was true or not (don't care really, I like the theory of the Holy Grail though from this. Different twist to the story) doesn't really matter. It's all based on theory so I don't know why people get bent out of shape about it. Hell the local Catholic church was out picketing the movie when I went to it on Friday night with my friend. Was really close to telling them to get lives and quit bitching about stuff that was never stated to be true (could be wrong, I don't remember Brown claiming any of it to be true. Most of the organizations mentioned were truely fact but other then that).
  15. Meh, I used to be one of those people who followed the trends of music and my favorite type always changed based on what was in (I went from liking Country to Pop and back). However, as of 6 years ago, my music took a complete turn. All I listen to nowadays is Death/Black Metal, Gothic Rock, Classical Rock, Dark Wave, Trance, Techno, J-rock, J-pop, Industrial (w00t Rammstein), and Classical Music (hey, gotta love the greats like Beethoven). Anything else will clear me from the room within seconds of being played. I can usually stand listening to most stuff but everytime I hear Rap or Country I feel the urge to hurt someone terribly (can't figure out why either, maybe because the bad rhyming gets to me). And hey now lets not mock Linken Park. They were a good band, heck I enjoyed Hybrid Theory and Meteora (hell I still listen to both occasionally). However, they're remixes sucked.
  16. With EVA on this. I'd like to see a remake of the IX or X battle systems. I hated VII's. That or I'd like to see them get ahold of Suikoden III's battle system or even V's (best two battle systems I've ever seen, period).
  17. As he should
  18. Oh yeah, I remember that. Seen this awhile ago but it never gets old, funny stuff.
  19. Flyleaf, great band and one of the many I've recently found. Used to be a fan of TLC until I fell out of liking that kind of music.
  20. If you want them legally well theres plenty of online stores that sell them. If I'm not mistaken carries them as probably most other anime oriented shopping sites. Now illegally is different however I won't be posting such information (pm me if you want the sites)
  21. Old School Albel sig. Tis probably my favorite out of all the sigs I've ever made. Tis the first one I created using the style I use currently to make sigs. Good old Legato sig. Tis my second favorite out of my sigs. Tis probably my last favorite out of all I've created. It's also the last one I've created in months and is actually one of the few I've actually used filters in extensively (sadly I can't use my filters anymore, damn CS2 and it not excepting PS7 filters (and by that I mean custom filters)).
  22. Went and saw it the night it came out. Besides hating how they ended it the movie was good. I just wish it had more to do with the games (it's not based off the first one I know that for sure. friend and I think it's based loosely off the second).
  23. Good reason for that GG, most of DBZ's VA's were female. No man alive could get their voices that high unless kicked you know where. I actually enjoy the GitS dubs, much better then watching them subbed (not too fond of Motoko or Batou's Jap VA's).
  24. I agree with some of them up there. I, however, want to stangle them for putting Robotech up there. Not only was the dub bad but Robotech is a seriously bad anime and a butchering of the great Macross at that. I still want to kill the people that made Robotech *goes off ranting about Robotech sucking and what not* I'm surprised not to see Bebop up there. That is by far the best dub ever done.
  25. The names familiar but the brain doesn't remember much. Meh, Welcome back Prowler