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  1. There is nothing like random spiders coming down from the AC vent over your bed. I swear this is happened 4 times that I know of, or thought I knew of in the past 4-5 years. I'd wake up in the middle of the night, and the small illumination from my room fan would let me see a damn spider hanging in front of my face. I'd swat at it, not feel anything and go back to sleep. At fist I chalked it up to being still half asleep and maybe I was just seeing things. Then one time I woke up with a somewhat swollen red patch inside my bicep that was warm to touch all day. Then two nights ago as I put my phone on my night stand with the screen still on I saw something floating above me and I swatted it with the bed comforter. Not wanting to be bitten again, I got up, shook the bed sheets out and upon not seeing anything I went back to sleep... Yesterday I found a dead quarter sized wolf spider in the middle of the floor. I looked up a wolf spider bite and it sure enough it seems that's what bit me months ago. 🙄 Its just weird they like that particular vent. They aren't dangerous, but the bite was pretty annoying for 24 hours. Seeing as my ceiling fan blades are pretty close to the vent, it amazes me they don't get blown sideways coming down like that. I wish they'd just crawl on the wall and go somewhere else than landing on me while I sleep. -_-; Winter can't come fast enough.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Home Alone Spider GIF by filmeditor

      https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-people-swallow-8-spiders-a-year-while-they-sleep1/

      XD maybe they're getting revenge on you for unconsciously eating their siblings. XD

      We get wolf spiders here, I've killed a couple so far this summer in my bathroom. I think they crawled in thru the bathroom vent and somehow got in the bath tub. A good frost will kill alot of them. Hopefully a crap load of ticks will die off to. I'm tick paranoid.

  2. Cop Craft is the most underrated, under the radar series this past season. Its not some masterpiece for the ages, but damn it was a ride from start to finish. If you liked BRIGHT on Netflix, this is pretty much the anime long form of it. Action, Gore, and a splash of dry humor, packed into 12 eps is worth a watch. It will probably never get a seconds season, and thats ok. If you have 6 hours to blow, it's worth a binge.

    Imma share this again because the OP is so late 90s. I just love it. One of those few I never skipped.

     

  3. It's been a long time since I've been duped hard by Netflix. I started watching Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: The Battle of Unato last night. It said Season 1, and the preview looked awesome. I was getting really into the story, the animation was stunning, the action and music were amazing... and then it ended after episode 3. -_-; Turns out it was a movie they divided up into 3 eps. WTF. Amazon has the actual series but its subbed. I guess I'll watch it one day.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      rotflmao! XD Netflix did the same thing when season 2 of Seven Deadly Sins came out.. on netflix... 4 episodes. XD I think season 3 has gone on netflix by now which is the actual season 2 I think, but I haven't watched it yet.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Yeah maybe I'll get around to watching it one day. I dunno what it is, I loved the first season but lack the motivation to even check that out since I heard "season 2" wasn't a season.

  4. As a hater of CGI in anime for the most part. I must say Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin has done the best job I've seen of using it. The Battle of Loum was an incredible sequence. This should be a clinic on how to do proper CGI if you're going to do it. I'll always prefered drawn, but damn that episode was phenomenal.

  5. Since the founding of Kickstarter I've only backed one project and that was Kung Fury. XD I recently backed two more projects. A new wallet and a retro style watch.

    I honestly don't get the whole "minimalist" wallet thing. I think it's pretty dumb actually. Before this fad even started it was hard enough for me to find a wallet with enough card slots to begin with. I have a debit card, drivers licenses, concealed carry permit, Social security card, health insurance card, dental insurance card, Kohl's card, and 3 credit cards (Visa, Master, Discover). Now that everywhere takes Visa I kinda wish I didn't have all 3, but there was a time Sam's club only took discover, and my master card was my first line of credit that just got upgraded to a mastercard when it was originally just a sears card. XD Anyways all in all I have 12-14 cards, and I feel like I always need them in case of an emergency. I don't carry cash, so the whole billfold that only holds 1 card... I don't know how people do it. I backed this Grip6 wallet because I've been using their belts and they're amazing. I also break belts a lot since I only use 1 for everything and I'm very active at my job. If it wasn't for the leather sleeve that increases card capacity to 14, i wouldn't have bothered. It's a cool concept. I use my debit card multiple times a day. All my cards that pay for stuff will go into the pop up slot. My lesser used cards like insurance and ID will go in the leather sleeve.

    I've also reinvigorated my love for watches. I own 3 in my rotation. I've lost my love for metal bracelet watches as I always break them, and leather I ruin from sweating at my job so much. I just ordered a canvas strap to replace a leather band actually. But I also love analogue watches. I don't like pulling my phone out to look at the time, its just easier to look at my wrist. I've always had a watch since I was 14. I'll never be one of those serious watch collectors that owns $5000 watches... thats too extreme. I stay under $400. I've been looking for something retro and classy to add to my collection.. buying real vintage watches is out of the question so I found this... but its only half funded with 27 days left so It may not become a thing.

    I'll never back a kickstarter game after all the shenanigans over the past couple of years, but recently I've found it to be a good source of finding things that no one else is making to my needs. I still did my research on the company/owner before backing, but hopefully I get two decent products. With all the crazy OT I've been getting lately I have the luxury to splurge a little.

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      Sledgstone

      That Kohls cash bonus worked amazing last black friday. If I was looking at the regular prices, its crazy, but with the sales along with the coupons and kohls cash bonus it makes it a good deal. I just don't get the marketing involved with all the coupon codes and kohls cash. Its like they want people to see the great savings and jump through extra hoops to get it. But its definitely better quality than walmart clothing.

      Flex waists ftw. XD I was hesitant at first with flex waists because they looked like they'd be thick and uncomfortable. Nope. So much more relax fitting for me, especially since I have to sit all day for work. Standing up I want my pants to be fitting right, but sitting down I don't want the waist crushing into my stomach. Flex waist is amazing. XD

      Walmart is the same way with their pants. XD I can almost never find my size, but they'll have 30 inch or 48 inch XXL no problem. XD I use to wear 36 and then 38, but now I'm down to a 32. I still can't find 32 in stock most of the time. As I've gotten older I tend to prefer sit as hip style relax jeans instead of at waist.. mostly because my hips and waist are an odd shape and at waist pants always drag down to my hips anyway. But then I want 29 inch length instead of 30 and nobody has 32x29 at hip relax flex waist. Thats my ideal jeans. XD

      I need new boots but I might go back to bass pro shop for those. I have no idea what brand I should get tho.. I want something cheap, but decent looking for going out in public while still keeping my feet warm. I can still use my big ass insulated lacrosse boots for shoveling, but they are not the best looking boot for going out in public. lol.

      I don't know about having too many lines of credit affecting the score, but too much debt definitely does. I know at one point I canceled a credit card and it didn't affect my credit score. I haven't looked at my report in a couple years so I can't remember if that card is still shown on it or not. 805 credit score is beastly, no wonder the car sales person was shocked. XD An 805 credit score can get you just about any line of credit or loan and get the best rate. For example, to qualify for a house, people need their credit to be at least 630 or so I believe, but the higher the credit score the better the mortgage rate. My credit was 780 when I got approved for my house. But house loans also require underwriting where the bank looks at everything. Credit score, work employment, length of employment, income to debt ratio, living expenses, bank accounts to verify savings of around 10% of the cost of the house to cover down payment, closing costs, inspections, etc.. and the house's value and taxes value in comparison to income and payment ability. I mention that underwriting because after they did all that for me and got me my approval for the house.. once I got the loan my credit score slowly dropped down to 680 in the following months. I have a lot of credit card debt, but I think getting the mortgage actually hit my credit score harder than the underwriting.. but I think in terms of credit score it only counted as a single inquiry into my credit. But I got another credit card for my lawn tractor in May and put over $1700 on it for the tractor. Over the last handful of months my credit score actually went back up to 720 or so.. because I got another line of credit I guess. wtf.

      Another odd thing, 5 years ago when I paid off my car loan, my credit score was 780 then too.. then like 2 months after I paid it off, my credit score dropped to 740.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Yeah paying off definitely hurts a little which is silly. I think instead of too much debt its how much debt compared to how much credit you have. I was almost $80-90k in debt at one point between my credit cards and my student loans. But thanks to discover cards ridiculously huge credit line I was still $40k under my total limit. XD I think having everything maxed out is what gets you. Credit card debt apparently is a science to the formula. I got myself into some trouble loading them all up, but I never maxed them out and I always paid on time more than the minimum, even if it was $10 more than the minimum. I have everything on autopay the minimum just so I don't miss if I forget.  I was like $30k in debt in just credit cards at one point. Now I have 2 lines with only around $500 each, and my Discover is at $6800 which I really need to work on better. Every year I had been using a large chunk of my tax returns to pay off the cards.

    4. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Yeah that's what I need to do. I have a card maxed out right now. It's a pain. Buying the house ended up with us buying a crap load of stuff for the house. In the end we did to much this first year. Now we're in pay off mode. X_x 

  6. As much as I am enjoying this anime season with so many good shows. Friday is just incredible. Fruits Basket, Dr. Stone, and Fire Force. Pretty much 3 of my top 4 this season. (Cop Craft battling with FB for that #3 spot). All three episodes were amazing this week. Kohaku is the ultra best girl this season. 😍 As much as a lot of people hate it, I've always been a fan of the huge eyeballs, weird faces, massive mouth, anime faces for comedy as long as it's done right. Dr. Stone nails it. XD

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Fire Force wins the season for me since I can't honestly say Demon Slayer and Fruits Basket are part of this current season as they started airing last season (though if I could Demon Slayer wins hands down). None of the other stuff interests me in the least (though I might check out the Milfsekai show when I get a chance (that's what one of the youtubers I follow calls "Do You Love Your Mom and her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks" since it seems like it might be entertaining).

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Ugh that one isn't dubbed. I looks like it could be funny. So many Isekai these days though. XD

  7. Muh feels! 😭 Fruits Basket has been so good, but ugh. Two eps on Uotani and Kyoko. Why'd Kyoko have to die? :( It's just a sad fact at first, but now that they gave her character so much depth with Uotani's recollection it hurts. The New Years ep would have been even worse if I knew her like I do now. XD

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Shhh, I still haven't watched it yet (new anime watching night is Saturday for me). I don't need to know I'm going into massive feels like this because now I'm going in pre-feeled (yea that makes no sense, don't mind me).

    2. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Ok that was a flying drop-kick in the feels man 😭 I didn't think I could love Uotani any more than I do but these two episodes really cemented her as my favorite character. God damn Kyoko was an awesome character and it's obvious just by looking at those she actually interacted with. Makes me cry even more for Tohru knowing she lost such an awesome mom.

  8. I never believed in truly wireless earbuds. But I bought some galaxy buds at Best Buy today. The first 4 hours of my shift each morning are before my store opens, and It's generally just with one other person that is working on the opposite side of the store. I have to listen for a door bell after a while to let people in other dept in so I can't have both earphones in at once, and I didn't want a dangling ear bud flopping all over the place while I tried to work. I'll mostly use them for podcast listening rather than music so ultra sound quality like a $300 pair of Bose or Jabra's were out of the question. Skullcandy and Ankor had some cheap $70 ones, but I went with galaxy buds since i have a galaxy phone. They were $120, they sound really nice and fit snug in the ear suprisingly. They came with different size tips just in case. Plus the carrying case is super small. They get around 6 hours of battery life each, and the case will recharge them about 2 times before needing to be recharged itself. So if I ever work a full overnight shift they'll last me all night one bud at a time. XD  I'll have to find more podcasts to listen to as I've burned through a lot of the old eps of the ones I currently follow.

    1. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Thats much better battery life than I thought they'd get. When wireless earbuds first came out there were all those horror stories of them falling out of the ear and right into the toilet. XD People would fish those earbuds out all quick and wipe the shit stains off them like there was a 5 second rule for toilets. XD 

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      ROTFLMAO XD, the tech has come a long way. They have all different shapes and sizes now. And they're water proof. But what impresses me is how they turn off and back on when you pull them out of your ear. I didnt expect these to have that feature. 

  9. Holy cow, I guess I'll be watching a crap ton of series this upcoming season. Funi is loaded on dubs. I'm a little irked that the new Fate series will be sub only out of everything tho. Fire Force and Dr. Stone are my most anticipated. Cop Craft and Astra Lost in Space look interesting... I see 2 new isekai series that could go either way. Master of Ragnarok set the bar super low, and Sheild Hero set it ultra high for the genre. 

  10. 7SEEDS on netflix is definitely one of their better offerings. I found it to be highly enjoyable. Gripping even. Its basically an anime about Life after humans, with humans reinserted into it. Think After Earth, but not shitty. XD The only gripe I have is that it's one of those "Part 1"  deals, and it ends on a extremely important cliffhanger. Leaving the chances of being LoLH'ed never sits well with me. Bottom line, the cast of characters are solid, the voice acting is above average, and the story is engaging. This is post apocalyptic wilderness survival. No evil dystopian government plots, no alien overlords, just humans and an evolved ecosystem.

  11. Yeah, the redub of Evangelion is uninspired trash. Shinji's voice is even worse, people sound like they're half asleep. 

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      DeathscytheX

      These all seem to be brand new VAs... like their first roles. I'm on ep 9 and they seem to have gotten more comfortable in their roles. Asuka and Misato are ok. Gendo is awful.. not intimidating at all. Shinji is just bad, I laughed when he was screaming in one scene because it was so terrible. XD I'm all for fresh voices, but not all at once where they dont have some vets to follow the lead from. While the anime has been hit or miss with Netflix, the dubs have normally been pretty solid to good... they missed the boat here. 

  12. If Black Clover took seasonal breaks like MHA, it would have had the potential to be one of the best Shonen series in years. Second to MHA of course. The story is good, the characters and their development are good... besides Asta who's gotten better recently. But the animation quality is such a convoluted mess. People can blame the studio with some merit, but the next episode will be 86 for the sub. That's closing in on two years with zero breaks. The dub only missed a week which is highly impressive for Funimation. When the animation is good, its good... the character models are a mix of good to mediocre. But there is plenty bad... and the low effort animation can go on for multiple episodes in a row. Even a bigger sin is that it happens during big moments at times... you know what you generally save your best work for? Its a damn shame too. The Magic Knight tourney was completely marred the first half with laughable animation at times, and then it got excellent for the final few matches. It drives me crazy when they show how good it can be and then how bad it can be alternating without consistency. With the introduction of their most compelling character yet, I just hope they try to do better overall. I have too much invested into this series now to turn away from it. I've heard they're going to stop outsourcing so much which is the main root of the problem. At least they get the power of friendship right. XD

     

  13. Funimation put up Your Name. I remember all the hype behind this film and how it it became the highest grossing anime at the box office. After watching it, it was kinda a letdown. I mean it wasn't bad, but Spirited Away is immensely superior to this movie. Its worth watching, but I wouldn't grade it above a solid straight to Netflix feature.

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      DeathscytheX

      It was absolutely beautiful from and animation standpoint. I just found it to be a typical love story. XD the musical montages sprinkled through out it didnt really do anything for me. I could have done without the episodic series style opening too. I liked it, I just expected more since it got so much praise and every new movie is wrote about comparing it to Your Name. 

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      That'll be the problem for the foreseeable future until something else comes out that's superior to it in some way (Shinkai has a new film coming out so who knows it'll probably kill the Your Name hype if its good (which who am I kidding, I'll think its amazing so my opinion here is pretty much moot XD)). Almost every sub-genre in anime has a "Your Name" title in it that everything else gets compared to so I completely understand the sentiment when looking at it that way.

      Honestly Your Name's OST is probably one of my favorite ones to date so those muscial montages were amazing to me (one thing Shinkai does well is having a good musical score for all of his movies). Honestly my only gripe about the whole film is how it ended but I should be used to that by now, none of his fucking movies have a happy ending (Your Name is probably the only one that comes close to being a happy ending). They always end with both main characters going their own way either not remembering who the other is (ala Your Name), not recognizing each other in the future (5 cm), completely loosing their memories (The Promised Place), being million miles away from each other (Voices of a Distant Star), or having  a falling out and not seeing each other again (Garden of Words, though both still pine for each other). Drives me fucking nuts and I wish he'd fix that about his stories.

    4. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      OMG, I thought Your Name was gonna end like that. If they wouldn't have turned around and acknowledged each other for the payoff, I would have been so pissed. XD

  14. Please Sony don't do what MS did and have a lame ass montage of a bunch of generic people talking about a console's vague specs you don't get to look at. Don't bother having a presser until physical hardware is ready to see and they're are games to announce for it. 🙄 I hope you missed E3 for this reason, and you're own event will not feature this garbage.

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      Sledgstone

      I didn't watch it but the gist seems to be.. "most powerful console ever (like they all say every single time a new console comes out), 120 fps, 8k support, backwards compatibility support, blah blah..." no details on whether that 8k support is for movies/streaming movies only or if its for games.. 120 fps, but no details with at what resolutions to achieve that. It almost seemed like they were testing the waters. Ever since they did their last big reveal with the Xbox One, with no used games, must have a kinect sold with it, etc.. and it initially flopped and got ripped apart by the community.. its like MS wants to be as vague as possible so they can read peoples comments on what they actually want to make sure they have a solid product now before they finalize it.

      What I want to hear from Sony is backwards compatibility of all digitally purchased games. They are making the PS5 backwards compatible, but both MS and Sony are not giving details on their consoles backwards compatibility. Is the backwards compatibility only for disc games? Or can we finally use our digital libraries over multiple consoles like all PC players have been able to do since the beginning of the Steam store and more recently the Epic store?

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      The more I've thought about this, the more I'm convinced both consoles will be digitally backwards compatible. They both want to be all digital and streaming one day, but mostly for PS+ and Games with Gold. Remember how shitty the free games were, until basically the end of the consoles life cycle? When the consoles launch they'll have a strong last gen line up to give out for free monthly rather than random indy shovelware for the first years. It's too perfect not too do.

    4. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      That's a damn fine point right there. I hope that happens.

  15. The French Open... freakin' Tennis out of all things is going to cause a 2 week delay for Fruits Basket, literally the highlight of my Fridays. UGH I can't blame Cartoon Network this time....

    darth vader no GIF

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      DeathscytheX

      Ep 9 was up yesterday for me as well even though Funi announced it was going to be delayed... they made it sound like it wasn't airing at all, but I guess it was just later in the day. Which doesn't affect me since it's the only show that was coming on before 4pm ET. It was a really good ep.

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      As far as the article on ANN said it was airing on only one channel while the other three were going to be delayed (it apparently airs on 4 channels at different times) due to the tournament. Funi must of went with the latter airing episode than if you got it (don't know what channel CR grabs from but since it's subbed it probably doesn't matter). Then again you also need to remember it airs a day ahead of us due to time change so the episode aired at 9 pm June 1st (so roughly 5 am your time on the 31st) over there so I'm not overly surprised Funi still got it up in time for you to watch. They were probably just giving a heads up to cover their asses just in case they weren't able to get it done in time.

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      DeathscytheX

      I guess they were trying to be careful because apparently another sub-liscenser was releasing AoT episodes before the Japanese airing, so the main studio wasn't going to release the ep to any of the license holders until a few days after its original airing, totaling screwing the simulcast. I think they settled on a much smaller delay in the end though.

  16. Only anime can make a great story out of the most basic and odd themes. Like playing the koto after school. XD Kono Oto Tomare! is this seasons pleasant surprise and one of the reasons i watch most of every simuldub season's offerings. The OP would be #1 this season if it wasn't for Fruits Basket.  The characters are interesting, and their backstories are slowly unfolding in intriguing ways. I look forward to seeing how it all blossoms in the end.

  17.  I started Revisions on Netflix. The first episode has awful and janky CGI but it gets a lot better after that. The premise is great, but for fucks sake the main character is so damn annoying. He makes Asta from Black Clover look like a good character. Mecha series have the absolute worst main characters the majority of the time. I just don't get it. Mikazuki Augus, Sousuke Sagara, Lelouch Vi Britannia, and Van of the Dawn are the only ones I can think of that I've ever liked. But here we don't have your typical emotionless husk, or pacifist crybaby... you'd only wish for that once you meet Daisuke Dojima. He's ultra full of himself and a selfish idiot. Holy cow he should be a side character. All his friends aren't that great either as they all bicker with Daisuke's douchness. Why am I even watching this? XD

  18. Netflix put Code Geass up. Rewatching it reminded me what a badass Cornelia was (ultra best girl), and how savage Euphemia's death was. Damn it was so gut wrenching. It will always be the moment I'll never forget about the series. 

    Also, how I yearn for a return drawn mecha battles. Even the most degraded model quality in motion is so much better than wonky slow CGI. The Lancelot is such an awesome design. 

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      DeathscytheX

      I also didn't realize how shit Zero was the first time I watched it. He only won his first and last battle... every other one was a complete failure minus Euphy's massacre. Yet the Black Knights kept following him even though he abandoned them multiple times. XD Plus he forgot all about Kallen, the second most bad ass female behind Cornelia, after she was captured. She just escaped by chance. There were several times, several people could have revealed his identity and ruined him... I mean the only one that made sense was Euphy since she loved Lelouch and had to reason to hate him. I guess the story isn't all that great, but I still love it.

      I also like the fact that Netflix deemed the series TV-14 even though Villetta's and Kallen's tits flop out multiple times. XD WTF, I guess it would get through any parental control options.

  19. Eh, we got cheated on this short season of GoT. As cool as the winterfell battle was, the Night King's death felt so meaningless. And now Danny is insane?  C'mon... Yeah shes my favorite character, and I wouldn't have minded a descent into madness, but a flip in 2 eps? It's so forced it's sad. Just because Jon told the fam about his heritage and her friend got cut down. It made for an action packed ep, but it didnt make a lot of sense. The Hound and Mountain rivalry was resolved which is what I'm satisfied with... Mountain looked like bloated Darth Vader. 😂😂

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      DeathscytheX

      I had four favorite characters. Two made it all the way to the end... the other two made it to the final two episodes. Not bad. Tyrion, Bronn, Sandor, and Dany. Dany got screwed as a character... like I said, it could have worked with more development. The end of it was there, and sorta the beginning when he burned Sam's father and brother, but the path in between was nonexistent. The Master of Grammar line was the best part of the finale. XD

    3. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Dany should have been queen and not gone all super tyrannical. 😕 The writing was bad and the ending was so blah compared to the rest of the series. It could have gone alot better. Now my major concern is the two directors. Once there was no more source material this is the best they could come up with? These are the two guys that will be directing the next trilogy of star wars movies. Ugh.

      Btw I saw 2 memes last night.. I should have saved them. Both were of Bronn. One quoted Dany's speech about breaking wheels and there's Bronn in his wheel chair "what was that about wheels?" XD the other showed Bronn sitting in the wheel chair.. "Bronn has been sitting on the throne for the last 8 seasons" or something like that. XD

    4. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      It definitely got Fullmetal Alchemist'ed

  20. 13 episodes into The Rising of the Shield Hero, and this show is pretty much taken the crown for this season... or last season depending.. I guess it counts for both as its still going. Unlike most Isekai, the main character is constantly getting screwed and is always at a disadvantage. The pure hatred you feel for all the other characters in this alternate world of douche is amazing. Literally everyone except a small handful of people are assholes. So the main character tends to go Mass Effect Renegade at times. The emotional vitriol this show invokes is outstanding. The animation of the characters and the dub voice actors nail it completely... as someone that it doesn't take much to want a character to die... I REALLY want 90% of the cast dead. XD

  21. The Warclaw mount is the best thing to ever happen to WvW, at least for casuals like myself. You can't be trolled by roamers making YT montages, you can escape fights you don't want to be in, and you can get back to the action pretty fast if you die in a zerg v zerg fight. It eliminated the downtime of a boring long trek back to the front lines that could have ended up in death before you even got there. That was the biggest turn off of WvW for me. Also, with how many people are running support firebrand, scourge, and chrono, the heals are so good I rarely die with my glass cannon PvE builds. I can see myself starting to farm some more gifts of battle now, and actually enjoy it rather than seeing it as a chore.

  22. Hands down, tonight's episode of GoT was their crowning achievement. I can't see the last 3 eps topping it. Simply incredible.

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      Sledgstone

      With only a few episodes left I was expecting a large majority of characters to die just so the show wouldn't have to finish up a bunch of plot lines. lol. I figured it was going to be lazy writing with this season only being 5 episodes. I imagine a board room meeting.. Producer: "We have 5 episodes left with about 300 plot lines going on.. whats the best way to resolve this massive story?" Other guy: "Kill 90% of the characters, no plot lines to resolve if they're dead." Other Other guy: "Instead of killing everyone, lets bring in Ghost with no reason as to how he survived or where hes been for the last 4 seasons.. then everyone will focus on that wolf and ignore the other 8 seasons of unresolved plot lines." XD

      All those NPCs lost in that battle. XD I bet she left multiple groups of sully and dothraki guarding different locations along their path. She conquered alot of kingdoms on her way to the north. She'll probably pull those troops in for the final battle against Cersei. If not, then they're pretty screwed. That was a horrible strategy with the dothraki.. don't lead with a dragon breath attack or anything.

      That ultra dark was dumb. When my tv is outputting lines of grey/black like dark lens flares because its so damn dark nothing can be seen it really made the quality look piss poor. Considering GOT budget is massive they could have done that alot better, especially since they had so many epic battles in pure day light in previous episodes.

      Jorah would have given his life for her on so many occasions.. at least he died doing what he swore to do.

    3. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Its 6 episodes though 😛 The next ep is 78 min, and the last 2 eps will be 79 min. The Battle for Winterfel is the seasons longest ep at 82 min.

    4. Sledgstone

      Sledgstone

      Lol. At least they have 3 more eps to finish up. I hope we get to see Cersei killed off.

  23. O... M... G!! I just watched the first ep of The Helpful Fox Senko-san and it was so freaking adorable.  XD The ED is already a top contender. The season doesn't kick into full swing for the dub until this weekend but so far I'm digging Wise Man's Grandchild. Yu-No is interesting but it could end up like RErideD. I'm mostly interested in Fairy Gone, AFTERLOST, and Midnight Occult Civil Servants... but it looks like I'll be watching most of the series this season as well.

    1. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      Told you Senko-san was adorable :P Besides Demon Slayer it's probably my top pick of what I'm watching this season.

    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Ah yes Demon Slayer too.. plus Mob Pyscho 100 II and Shield Hero are super late but finally coming to Funi dubbed. So that piles it up because Mob was my top pick for last season but I guess the whole CR split messed up something for a while. I just wish Funi didn't act like it was still a Simuldub and throw all the eps up Netflix style.

  24. Finished Ultraman on Netflix, the story was good but it left too much unanswered... and the biggest travesty was the CGI. Holy cow it was wildly inconsistent and mostly all bad. The distance shots looked like some PS1 stuff, like they didnt know what shading was. They spent all the money on the final fight which was awesome, and then the last few minutes got really bad. XD

  25. I never watched the original Fruit Basket because the description just sounded too silly. The premise of all anime is that at least one of the protagonists has a flaw. Luffy can't swim, Inuyasha turns human on the full moon, etc. I just generally dislike when a flaw is so overwhelming it's a massive inconvenience. BUT Since the simuldub started Friday I'll be watching the reboot. It seems to have a huge following and the first ep was quite good.

    fruits basket kyo soma GIF by Funimation

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    2. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      I must say, the dub for FB is phenomenal. Comparing a scene from the original to the new one, you can tell how the cast has improved their craft over the years. Its the same people but they're projecting their emotions in a more natural way. Plus the recording equipment is obviously superior today. The original sounds like they recorded it in a janitor's closet. The animation quality is so beautiful, the original looks so bad to me putting it side by side. XD Now I think about what other series they could do like this. Yu Yu Hakusho would be amazing along with Inu Yasha.

      Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life and Senko-San also have really good dubs so far. Funi has stepped up their game on casting this season. I'd say Space Dandy is probably the best dub they've put together before this season. Not that their dubs in the last 5 years have been lacking, but there is always a show here and there that takes it to the next level. I just glad they didn't use one of their squeaker box VAs for Senko as they tend to go overboard with that for little female characters. I can't remember the VA's name, but that's her real life voice. *shutter*

    3. Strider Hiryu

      Strider Hiryu

      O.o Senko with a squeaky voice would be horrid, it'd take away from her healing factor (I haven't heard her dub voice but her Japanese VA is amazing, they chose well on that one).

      Can we just say that FB is fucking amazing? The newest ep is a probably my favorite episode thus far (so much emotion) and her Grandfather is a fucking badass (that's all I'll say). Gah, kinda wish I would of watched the original all the way through but I'm glad it's getting this remake because I never knew I needed this show in my life until now (same could be said for Senko-san as well).

    4. DeathscytheX

      DeathscytheX

      Yes the past episode was really good. Two completely different types of anime but Tohru reminds me of Saber from Fate/Zero, in the way I don't want anything bad to happen to her because shes such a nice person.

      The person they picked for Senko hasn't done a lot of big roles from her casting history, but shes killing it with the extremely joyful yet soothing voice. I just noticed she did Demon Lord Milim which is crazy because she was kinda squeaky there, but it fit the character's persona. I wouldn't have guessed it.

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