Strider Hiryu

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  1. Whether you were a big fan or not today is a tragic loss for the music world. Chester Bennington, lead singer and front man for Linkin Park, was found dead today at 41.

    I was a huge LP fan when I was younger (though I sort of lost touch with them over the years, their music past Meteora was so so) so this hits pretty hard for me. Their music, his music, helped me through a lot.

    RIP Chester, though you're gone your music and message will always remain.

    1. Sledgstone


      In the end was one of my favorite songs. So many anime amvs were made based on it. RIP.

    2. DeathscytheX


      Never was a fan, but I remember how big they were when i was in high school. Still sad to hear.

  2. Normally I'm not a fan of live-action adaptations for manga and anime but I gotta say the Blade of the Immortal movie live-action adaptation was fucking amazing. Gory as fuck, full of action, and just down right fucking awesome.

    Please note that I have not read the manga, I've only seen the anime adaptation so I don't know how well they adapted it but I gotta say just based off of what little I know they did a stellar job for having to cram that much story into a 2 1/2 hour movie. Definitely recommend it if you're looking to watch something along these lines (and hell if you read the manga maybe you can tell me how well they adapted it), can't go wrong with senseless violence.

    1. DeathscytheX


      I've seen the trailer for this and it looks pretty sweet. I'll have to check it out. I don't know if the Studio that did all those Tony Jaa movies did this one, but its their page that is always sharing it.

    2. Sledgstone


      I haven't read the manga or seen the anime. I'll skip both and watch this movie instead. 

  3. So I finally got around to beating Diablo 3 this morning and on my way through Heaven I ran into a demon named Sledge. Is there something you're not telling us Sledge?

    1. Sledgstone


      Lmao! Maybe it's the same Sledge that was a boss from borderlands 1. After he died he must have gone to hell. XD

  4. Gah, so much for going to the FFDP concert. Sicker then a dog atm. Why does this always happen when I want to go have fun? /sigh, guess I'll be on Destiny tonight.

    1. Sledgstone


      I hear that. About 1/4 to 1/2 of everyone I know right now is either sick or has a sick relative right now. There's some strong viruses going around. Get better soon.

  5. So MSG: IBO is a pretty damn goirod anime. Yes you heard it here first, Strider actually admits a Gundam show not in the UC universe is good.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      *good, apparently my typing skills still suck

  6. First we lose Lemmy, then we loose David Bowie, and now we just lost Alan Rickman. Fuck this month, I'm done with it. RIP guys

    1. Sledgstone


      Its been a bad month. :\ RIP.

  7. Finally finished watching S1 of Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans. I have to admit, this is the first AU Gundam I've enjoyed since I watched Turn-A Gundam (yea, UC extremist Strider actually likes an AU Gundam). I have to say it was a lot darker than I expected it to be and was certainly a fun ride. I'm really looking forward to S2.

    1. Sledgstone


      I just looked at a couple quick pics of it since I haven't heard about this series before. Good looking mechs, not everyone is a kid.. I'll try this series. ^_^

  8. Well that's depressing, Willy Wonka is dead. RIP Mr. Wilder.

    1. Sledgstone


      RIP. I loved that movie when I was a kid. 

  9. Can this year be over with now? It's one gut punch after another. Ron Glass has passed away. Most may not know him unless they've seen his earlier work in Barney Miller, Sanford and Son, etc but I'll always remember him as Shepard Book from Firefly/Serenity and Garth from Fable 2. While I may not be a religious person his portrayal of Shepard Book always resonated with me. So long good Shepard, you will be sorely missed by the legions of Browncoats out there.

    "I don't care what you believe. Just believe it." - Shepard Book

    Those words have always resonated with me good sir, may you rest in piece.

    1. Sledgstone


      RIP. I loved him in Firefly and Serenity. :(

  10. So because I was bored and I'm getting kinda burned out on FFXIV (yea, week off to play it probably wasn't the best idea) I decided to play some BF1 last night. Have to say I really like a lot of the new changes they put forth since the last time I played (which was shortly after ribbons were introduced). The best feature by far is the new battlepack reward system and I won't go into specifics since I'm sure most of you have seen videos on it. Suffice to say after one match last night I almost had a battlepack (did get one after my second and almost halfway to another one). Nice to see they implemented a system that rewards team play as well as high placement on the scoreboard (about fucking time) for getting battlepacks instead of the RNG based system they had.

    Also have to say Frontlines is fucking amazing. IMO it's what Operations should of been instead of the crap they gave us. Being a mix of Conquest and Rush (at the end if you get that far) it's pretty fucking fun and the battles get extremely intense at flag points. If Frontlines would of been introduced from the get go I'd of probably continued playing this (hell I most likely will start playing more now, it was kind refreshing to play an FPS again (even if it's one that pissed me off when if first came out)).

    1. Sledgstone


      I got on bf1 and played operations with my older bro for 2 hours or so. This game is much better than it was when i last played. Planes are still OP tho. The game has been out for quite a while now and there's still bugs. I hit the share button to save a clip of my tank killing spree and when i left that menu I got an end of match screen instead of the spawn menu. -_-; it would not let me get back into the game unless I went back to the main menu and rejoin my brother. I sat in queue for 10 mins. Also the end of round screen still loads a black page half the time instead of giving me info about the match and how much progress i made to the next battle pack. Those no longer being rng is much better. Btw I watched this video and it made a big difference for me:

      My setting was at 100%. Once i set it to zero it felt like a night and day difference.

  11. Finally got caught up on my backlog of Marvel movies over the last two weeks (well the backlog of ones I wanted to watch, the only one's I haven't seen are Thor 2, Homecoming (which I will watch eventually), Ant Man (no real interest in seeing it) and I've only seen half of the first Captain America). Will say things make a lot more sense now in the big picture after getting them watched, thoughts below:

    Winter Soldier: As much as I hat Cap I really enjoyed this movie and when my friend said shit hit the fan he wasn't kidding. I finally understand why Shield wasn't around in Avengers 2 (I really had no idea what was going on since I never watched the TV show and I really had no interest in watching Winter Soldier until recently) so a lot of my questions about certain things were finally answered. Really like how it played out more like a spy/action flick then a superhero flick, definitely one of my favorites in the the Marvel verse behind GoG 1 & 2 and Civil War.

    Civil War: Good god I really enjoyed this movie though I do feel like the whole movie focused more on Cap and Stark's underlying past issues (and personal issues) then it did on the real issues at hand (it really felt more like a Cap obsessing over Bucky and Stark reliving his daddy issues more then a flick about a superhuman civil war). Have to say I'm completely pumped to see the Black Panther flick, after seeing him in Civil War I'm sold on him (great actor choice and the character alone is really interesting). I have a ton of questions and theories now about how Infinity War is going to play out (can anyone say Nomad).

    Doctor Strange: I honestly didn't know about this one and based on the reviews I had seen about it I wasn't even sure if I'd like it. Glad to say I'm wrong. Though I really don't like Strange (his attitude rubs me the wrong way) I really enjoyed the movie (fucking trippy as hell). Considering I knew nothing of this character I thought it was a really good origin story for the character (yes I know the actual origin story but for the MCU this is actually a great introduction). I have some issues with the movie (like a lot of people) but I'm interested to see what his role is in the MCU going forward (especially considering the Infinity War movies are going to reset the MCU (or at least kill off quite a few heroes)).

    Guardians 2: Watched this last night and I absolutely loved it, tied for favorite Marvel movie with Guardians 1. Brought back all of the charm and humor from the first one and backed it up with a pretty serious story. Was great to see how the interactions between all the characters have evolved from the first one and yes Baby Groot was fucking adorable (the beginning of the movie was freaking cute with him dancing, yes I said cute (get over it)). Overall the movie was a fun ride and the ending, while sad, was a great way to send off such a great character (even if he was an ass).

    So yea, gotta say the Marvel movies are really impressing me considering my general distaste for superheroes (I'm sorry my heroes as a kid were the Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and G.I. Joe. Superheroes never realy interested me, men in tight spandex beating up other men in similar costumes just seemed wrong). As I said above I'm really looking forward to the Black Panther movie and after finally watching Civil War I'm really looking forward to seeing how things play out in the Infinity War movies.

    1. Sledgstone


      Winter Soldier was great, but Captain America was ruined for me in Civil War. I think he was a complete dick for the things he did and I was rooting for Iron Man to kill him and Bucky. XD I'll always consider Winter Soldier as the true sequel to the first Avengers movie and Avengers 2 as a sequel to winter soldier.

      Guardians 2 was amazing. :D

      As for the movies you haven't seen yet. Thor 2 was a solid stand alone movie and I recommend watching it because there will probably be references to it in the infinity war movie. Ant Man can be skipped. It was a fun movie and I'd watch it again but its not something critical to the franchise. The first captain america movie is just an origin story. It was a good movie, but it already feels dated to me. I haven't seen homecoming yet but I heard its decent.

  12. Gotta love Yuki :D

  13. lol, sometimes the way your mind works disturbs me GG.

  14. Happy Birthday you crazy bastard!

  15. I noticed they had a big write up about it when my roommate got his copy. I'll have to bum it off of him tomorrow and take a look at article (was meaning to the other day but had to work).

  16. Yea Special Forces caught my interest while I read the article, seems like it's going to be fun. You catch the new trailer that just came out (hit Live like 2 days ago). Definitely sold me for the story mode, I'm completely psyched now for this game.

  17. Customized Killstreaks = Awesome!

    I'm totally stoked now, one preorder I'm definitely glad I made.

  18. Hell yeah it does! I just know the MP beta is going to be awesome when they get it out.

  19. Freaking finally, god this game needs to come out like now.

  20. X'D, god damn October. If it wasn't for my birthday being in October I'd just say lets annex it just for this year.

    If they don't do a public beta I'll be pissed because 4's was such a hit they'd be stupid not to use it as more hype material. That riot shield is really going to mess with Search and Destroy because you know everyone will use it, not that I mind. It'll make things more interesting and I tend to be a corner camper anyways.

  21. Finally, I've been wanting dual attachments for awhile. I'll have to watch the video again as I was really just paying attention to the use of the riot shield.

    I guess I should say I'm only a corner camper in S&D (while on defense) as it's the most reliable way to defend the crates (yea running around and killing them first works to but I prefer to wait for my prey to come to me). Otherwise, pending on play mode, I'm a run and gun type of man (especially while playing War in WaW, my K/D ratio is really fucked up).

    Gah, if they do this professional thing and allow it on Juggernaut I'm going to be pissed. That is the most overused and cheap perk in the game. It's sad that player skill has been reduced to Juggernaut as of late (in CoD4, not so much in WaW). That being said Stopping Power, Steady Aim, Deep Penetration, and Iron Lungs will be my first pro perks when I'm allowed to get them (my most used ones as I tend to play sniper and spec ops based classes).

  22. (ignore my own visitor message, apparently I'm an idiot)

  23. X'D, never did like using box clips in WaW. I preferred Aperture Sights (or whatever they're called), I tend to SMG snipe a lot (a form I perfected in the CoD4 MP Beta). Plus I'm a freaking maniac with the SVT-40 (best rifle in that game outside of the M1), I just headshot left and right with that thing (makes Juggernaut look useless X'D)

  24. Fear my nu kitty gundam! I just had to save it when I saw it because you just can't go wrong with a kitty gundam

  25. Ready for tomorrow my friend?