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Postby Mr. Teg » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:39 am

I lost track did they ever publish a review?
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Postby Robspierre » Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:39 am

The last time i had checked they had not. So i don't think they have.

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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:54 pm

Teg, we're really going to have to have a talk about your thread titles. :twisted:

Here I was all ready to see a link, thinking "Finally! This should be good!"

But no....

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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:34 pm

What the hell is this thread about?
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:19 pm

New York Times review of Sandworms of Dune. I had kept my eye on Itzkoff up until mid December and saw nothing. VanLandermeer, or whatever his name is, the SF critic for The Washington Post, also never reviewed it.
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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:21 pm

Thank you big O.

Hahaha, omg, that's a great new name :) The Big O :) Just like the anime! HAHAAHAHAHAHA! :D :lol: :P
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:11 pm

GamePlayer wrote:Thank you big O.

Hahaha, omg, that's a great new name :) The Big O :) Just like the anime! HAHAAHAHAHAHA! :D :lol: :P


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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:21 pm

Yeah, I've never seen it, but I know of it. It's kinda like a film noir style homage to 70's/80's popular culture, done in the mecha genre. It looked kinda silly to me, so I never bothered (which is always my big problem with most anime). But I like the odd, obscure reference to your forum handle :)
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 31, 2008 6:45 pm

GamePlayer wrote:Yeah, I've never seen it, but I know of it. It's kinda like a film noir style homage to 70's/80's popular culture, done in the mecha genre. It looked kinda silly to me, so I never bothered (which is always my big problem with most anime). But I like the odd, obscure reference to your forum handle :)


And now I have a "O" shaped avatar too.

I am extremly picky about anime. I dont watch much at all. I never saw what the big hoopla about most of it is. For example Akira. I just dont care too much.
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Postby GamePlayer » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:51 pm

There's no big hoopla about anything really. It all depends upon what gets you going.

Honestly, I'd say a large part of the anime's appeal is the lack of availability and the need that creates. We have animation, but it's not the same nor as numerous in production nor as broad in scope. Anime is different, unique, exotic and interesting compared to our familiar domestic entertainments. That's pretty much it.

The rest? Well, it's typical snobbery at it's worst. Anime snobs like something good that others don't. Make's them feel cultured. Just like film snobs (I'm the exception, of course) and just like literary snobs *ahem*

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Postby Robspierre » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:14 pm

I've seen the first Big O series. Not bad at all. The animation style was modeled after the Batman Adventures cartoon so its not as "anime" which really works. I think you will like it.

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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:37 pm

GamePlayer wrote:There's no big hoopla about anything really. It all depends upon what gets you going.

Honestly, I'd say a large part of the anime's appeal is the lack of availability and the need that creates. We have animation, but it's not the same nor as numerous in production nor as broad in scope. Anime is different, unique, exotic and interesting compared to our familiar domestic entertainments. That's pretty much it.

The rest? Well, it's typical snobbery at it's worst. Anime snobs like something good that others don't. Make's them feel cultured. Just like film snobs (I'm the exception, of course) and just like literary snobs *ahem*

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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:16 pm

Omph, I forget, have you seen Innocence?

The trailer for it was on the CD-ROM I mentioned in the GitS thread. Reminded me again of how visually beautiful it is. Have a look if you get the chance.

I used to be an anti-anime/anti-manga/comic snob. I still think a lot of both genres is schlock. But at least now I can see past my prejudices to the possibilities. (I probably will never be able to say "graphic novel" without smirking or snickering inside, but who wants to be perfect, anyway. ;) )
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Postby Omphalos » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:27 pm

Nupe. Ill put it on the list though.
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Postby SandChigger » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:38 pm

You won't be sorry.

Probably.

I hope.

But don't blame me, 'K? :D
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Postby GamePlayer » Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:57 am

90% of everything is schlock. You have to mine every art form for gems, whether it's anime, film, literature, painting, et cetera. The trick is to avoid becoming jaded by all the garbage and thereby missing out on the good stuff :)
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Postby SandChigger » Fri Feb 01, 2008 9:01 am

GamePlayer wrote:90% of everything is schlock.

There is that. :)
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