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October 23, 2017, 02:59:50 AM
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ncryption to avoid getting dinged with increasingly dire warning messages
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Manga / Re: Shin Angyo Onshi
« Last post by MomotaroLow on Today at 12:52:04 AM »
ient , it'll get into the real meat soon e I liked what I read, though.
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Anime / Re: Net-juu wo Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on October 22, 2017, 10:32:47 PM »
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So, are they not going to keep up the two-lives story aspect where the two get to know each other outside the game without knowing that they're friends inside the game?  I thought that would be a really cool dynamic, if they could keep it going long enough that I wouldn't find it way too plot contrived after a while.  I do find it interesting that he checked up on Morioka's work history, and the story that his buddy had about her was a pretty good look into her situation and why she burned out hard in the working world.  She was a good worker.  She's not a "NEET" by definition.  You can't be if you have some kind of education or employment training, which she obviously has.  She just might be what Japan needs right now:  a good hard look into their labor practices and just how much it is killing them inside.

Not that it'll help.  The movie Gung Ho did the same thing and it changed precisely dick, but whether anybody in Japan saw that movie is another story.
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Anime / Re: Animegataris
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on October 22, 2017, 10:29:30 PM »
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Talking about the 3 episode rule during the 3rd episode of the anime and declaring people who drop shows after episode 3 are shallow petty people.  I see what you did there.  I see it.  I'm not dropping this show!  Ha ha!  In your FACE Animegataris!

Speaking of "in your face", Kaikai pulls a Donald Trump and inspires an entire audience, mostly the guys, that all you need to do to plead your case is make one hot blooded, hard boiled manly speech against tyranny and shit and you can get, mostly the guys, to go along with whatever you got.  Now, if Trump would only have a yaoi moment with Mike Pence, maybe he'd get a few of the girls on his side, too.
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Anime / Re: Yuki Yuna wa Yusha de Aru!
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on October 22, 2017, 10:26:27 PM »
Sumi Washio no Shou 3:

I'm only mentioning this one because the entire episode was omake filler stuff, and for some reason Sumi is the buttmonkey of this show.
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Anime / Re: Imouto sae ireba ii (A Little Sister is All You Need)
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on October 22, 2017, 09:47:53 PM »
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Self awareness.  The author for this LN also wrote the fan favorite Haganai, which is beloved about as much as it is found infamous because of Kodaka's obnoxious hearing problems.  Now, I am going to believe that this whole bit in the restaurant was Yomi Hisakawa deciding to admit to the world that "eh, nandatte?" is about the worst ****ing thing she's ever written, because she spends the better part of three minutes worth of dialogue making fun of herself for it.  The payoff is Kani giving head to a boiled egg, which is just about the most perfect way to top off any moment, frankly.

For some reason, it doesn't surprise me that Miyako can drink Itsuki under the table.  I don't know what that reason is, but it doesn't surprise me.  What also doesn't surprise me is that while there is certainly the possibility to give Itsuki a little romantic triangle or harem, because I think Miyako has a little thing of her own for the bastard, she's not the type who is going to take advantage of a drunk situation to pursue her own interests.  Instead, she probes for information, and Itsuki gives a slightly surprising response.  It shouldn't be that surprising considering how well Kanikou can suck an egg off, but y'know.

This vacation montage brought to you by A&W.  We got shitty burgers, shittier sides, and some really ****ing good root beer.  I can never think of root beer again without this little fun sequence from Star Trek Deep Space Nine.  I never thought about root beer much until Quark's little foray into allegorical carbonated beverages, but now I realize that while the Cardassian's opinion is dead ****ing wrong on the drink, he's also dead ****ing right.  It is vile.  It does also allow Kanikou to pretend she's drinking real beer, which is her reward for slobbering all over boiled baby chicken embryos.

Who knew Megalodon was tsundere?

And now we know what Itsuki's problem is.  He has realized his writing sucks, or more aptly that he isn't satisfied with it.  He has realized that Kanikou is a better writer than he is, and that Haruto is doing better than he is, and he knows what the problem is.  He's in a slump, a real bad one.  He seems to be skirting by right now on his previous projects, but he has zero inspiration for a new one.  These little sister plots he keeps writing are symptoms of his problem.  He isn't seriously trying to write a good "little sister" light novel at all, but he's submitting these things anyway probably because he has to try submitting things to his editor every so often, so he throws this rubbish at them, knowing it'll be rejected.  Maybe he doesn't even want to write anymore, but hasn't faced that reality himself.  In any event, he's suffering through a massive inferiority complex right now, and the worst part for him is that he's constantly being reminded of that inferiority by an attractive young girl who wont leave him alone, and who is also a better writer than he is.  Maybe that's why he can't let himself be with Kanikou.  He's afraid he'll resent her talent too much, and maybe resent her.  He doesn't want to do that.

Lastly, I don't know how they honestly think we can believe for two seconds that Chihiro isn't a girl.  UQ Holder at least plays up this trope and pokes fun at it, but here they're playing it straight and Itsuki has to be the stupidest person on the planet.
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Anime / Re: Himouto! Umaru-chan
« Last post by TypicalIdiotFan on October 22, 2017, 09:01:40 PM »
S2E3:

When did Pennywise become the McDonalds mascot character?
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Anime / Re: March comes in like a lion
« Last post by AC on October 22, 2017, 05:34:24 AM »
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Hmm, a bit more exposure about what's going between Gotou and Kyouko.

Then again, Gotou was painted out as a villain only because it was told from Rei's point of view all along. Gotou does have a point when he questions Rei's place in telling him what's right or wrong. Rei may be looking out for Kyouko for going against Gotou... or was he just looking out for himself?

On another note, it's interesting how Kuma was in the same fetal position as Shimada when the latter was in the tourney with Souya. Seems that perhaps both share a similarity that neither is aware of.
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Anime / Re: Kekkai Sensen & Beyond
« Last post by AC on October 22, 2017, 05:05:57 AM »
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Damn, Freedom Magnum man.
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Anime / Re: The Ancient Magus' Bride
« Last post by AC on October 21, 2017, 10:09:02 PM »
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That was really beautiful.

I really like Chise's character. She may still be a damsel in distress (for now), but her phlegmatic and passive demeanor makes her very different and... well, real. Perhaps it's the resultant of her not-so-happy childhood and that makes her an emotional shut-in, and right now the show is about her growing up and introspecting.

And yes, I do feel like traveling to Iceland now.
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