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Days: 42.1
Mean Score: 6.95
  • Total Entries273
  • Rewatched3
  • Episodes2,415
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Carole & Tuesday
Carole & Tuesday
May 16, 9:17 PM
Watching 6/24 · Scored -
K-On!!
K-On!!
May 9, 8:19 PM
Completed 26/26 · Scored 8
Tamako Love Story
Tamako Love Story
May 7, 5:48 PM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
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Days: 14.7
Mean Score: 7.93
  • Total Entries191
  • Reread0
  • Chapters2,643
  • Volumes293
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Ultra Heaven
Ultra Heaven
May 10, 1:28 AM
Completed 3/? · Scored 9
Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction
Dead Dead Demon's Dededededestruction
May 5, 8:16 PM
Reading 25/? · Scored -
Chainsaw Man
Chainsaw Man
May 5, 12:19 PM
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Julius_Light May 5, 11:34 PM
Ah, ok yeah
Julius_Light May 5, 3:58 PM
Maybe it's Aleczxandr's profile?
Julius_Light May 4, 1:12 PM
Why, thank you, I've spent a LOT of time adding to and editing it over time and I have a lot more that I plan to add.
How did you stumble upon it?
Osguinaro Feb 13, 12:59 PM
Frozenstein Feb 2, 2:05 PM
Now, with regards to music. Thanks for listing at least the first two rows, and yup, I've heard of Denzel Curry and have listened to some of his songs. I like Earl Sweatshirt too. One of my favourite rap artists would be Lupe Fiasco. I adore Tetsuo & Youth, and Drogas Wave is brilliant. I don't often listen to an album from front to back, I tend to just cherry pick songs. Lupe is one of the few that I do listen to the whole album for to appreciate the construction of the piece. I also like Eminem. I wasn't a huge fan of Revival or Kamikaze, but still one of the best. Greydon Square is great if you like raps about science and skepticism. The genre I listen to the most varies, depending on what I'm in the mood for. I listen to a lot of classical. I love Antonín Dvořák, and Ludovico Einaudi. Richard Wagner is great too with his more operatic compositions. Faye Wong is one of my favourite singers. My favourite album from her is Fable. That album had so many great songs like Kāp Jihgéi Dīk Chìhngsyù (Love Letter to Myself). That song is sung in Cantonese, whereas most of that album is in Mandarin.

I also sometimes just get in the mood for a particular song like Steampunk Revolution (Abney Park) and Asylum for the Feeling (Silent Poets). What I'll listen to in the moment is all about what I feel would best fit my mood.
Frozenstein Feb 1, 8:55 PM
That was a great, and incredibly insightful video. Thanks, and no I wasn't familiar with that YouTube channel. I've subscribed.

I'd say that's crazy for Denis Villeneuve, but not Yorgos Lanthimos. He came out with 3 films within a relatively short period, compared to Denis' 7 films, not including the short films released in that time frame too. Yorgos is in the same running as Damien Chazelle with his 3. Yes, Yorgos has done more films such as Dogtooth from 2009 and Alps from 2011 (which I've not seen so I can't even claim it's good or not), but that's still a gap, from when he did his next film in 2015, The Lobster.

The first film showing of Night Is Short, Walk on Girl in the U.S. was August 19, 2017 (AnimeFest). It later showed during that same year on October 22 (Animation Is Film Festival). So it had two theatrical releases in the U.S. in 2017, during two separate festivals. Unless you're saying you only count films that hit a wider theatrical release in the U.S. (in which case it was a limited release as of August 21, 2018). If you only count films that have a wider theatrical release for your country, does that mean films that never came to the U.S. technically never came out? It's a Japanese film, and did its theatrical run April 7, 2017. I always categorize films by the year based on their first actual public showing. I see a lot of films I missed out on the following year. Reasons for this vary, sometimes they're scheduled to premiere in Australia at a later time, or I simply didn't get a chance to see it. In some cases, foreign language titles might not even be released here.

You seem to have missed the point I was making. Showing THIS version of Peter Parker having an emotional reaction to see THIS version of Gwen, and perhaps him getting slightly more protective because he's bottling it up until he explains what happened in his timeline has nothing to do with them squeezing it in because it'd be cool, or they have these other references to Spider-Man lore. It's also not about whether or not the audience knows about Gwen's death. It's about adding more of an emotional character arc, and would have given more weight to some of the action sequences involving all the iterations of Spider-Man.

I don't mean it as becoming a Wes Anderson film. I mean it felt like a Wes Anderson film. The fact Peter turns around to see a bunch of naked cultists in the attic all of a sudden, and he screams. We see the possessed body of Annie sawing off her own head with wire, then the music stops as Peter jumps out a window, and the sound design of the thud, followed by the camera pan of the shattered window. Then the continuous sawing before the head fell to the wooden floor. The use of music, sound and camera movement is where it started to feel like something Wes Anderson would do, in the sense of bathos within a scene. It's tonally inconsistent from anything that came before, and the director himself, Ari Aster, said he was aiming for that effect. To make the audience laugh. But just because he does it intentionally, doesn't make it good, or appropriate for the rest of the film.

I think I'd rather watch the movies before seeing someone else review or react to them. That way I know what the context of what they're talking about, and that would enhance my enjoyment of the video.

I'll get to the albums/music in a later post, but first... You typed Iglooghost twice. I also don't like Death Grips. I don't find their style of music pleasant to listen too.
Frozenstein Feb 1, 10:40 AM
The Favourite came out last year (2018), and he is a talented director. I love Dogtooth, The Lobster and The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Brilliant filmography, and one to keep an eye on for new projects.

My first Andrei Tarkovsky film was Solaris, which I fell in love with. I didn't instantly become a Tarkovsky fan though, because the second film I tried was Stalker. I didn't care for Stalker at first, and couldn't even finish it. It was just too "artsy" for my taste at the time. I understood the metaphor of the stalker and Zone, but there was a lot of philosophizing throughout the film and I couldn't get fully into it. I then revisited in a year later and it clicked with me.

I'm excited for Denis' take on the legendary Dune. I absolutely adore Arrival and Blade Runner 2049.

Night Is Short, Walk On Girl is from 2017, not 2018. I really liked Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, as a Spider-Man fan and a fan of animation, it was most of what I could have wanted. I wish they added some emotional conflict with Peter seeing Gwen again, because in his timeline he witnessed her death. Not that it's a problem of the film, just something I'd have liked to have seen. And I don't like Hereditary. It's a disappointing mess of a film. What makes it so disappointing is that the first hour is some of the best filmmaking I've seen in a horror, as the anxiety and tension build around this family, then that shocking scene with Charlie in the car. Then he decides to make a tonal shift in the 2nd hour that isn't consistent with the first half of the film. It becomes a lot more generic, and wastes the potential of that first hour. Certain plot points are never developed. It becomes just "okay", only to change tones AGAIN in the last 10 minutes of the film where the whole cultist revelation happens. This final 10 minutes felt like a Wes Anderson or Quentin Tarantino film. There's a sudden sense of bathos, where it starts becoming a joke, and you're supposed to laugh, but it feels like a completely different film. I think I gave it a 5/10 on Letterboxd. I didn't hate it. I was just left disappointed with what it could have been.

I think it's valuable to sit through bad, and even mediocre movies. How can you appreciate when something is done well if you don't have a sample pool to draw from? It's also a lot of fun to sit with a group of friends to watch "so bad it's good" types such as Swamp Ape. Which is absolutely hilarious. I've talked about Swamp Ape before to ABHISHEKV.

That list looks good. Some of those album covers are enticing with their art. Mind naming the albums for me? The only one I recognize is Denzel Curry.

That's a poor question. What creates aesthetic? Cinematography, how lighting is capitalized with framing, and how does it convey emotion and meaning? Aesthetic is narrative in one sense. Film is a visual medium. Sound design, all of it becomes a welcomed collaboration to produce sensual experiences. Different art pieces within the art form invoke the sublime in different ways. The Seventh Continent doesn't have the same aesthetic and sensual experience as La Religieuse.

You're welcome, and thanks. If I were to make YouTube videos it'd most likely involve me discussing scientific concepts, art and history more than just anime and manga. Not that I would, because I don't have the time to invest in another hobby. XD

Me and ABHISHEKV still hold detailed conversations. Speaking of which, I should start working on my reply to him... and it's not so much a conscious decision, but if there's stuff said that I feel I have something worth communicating, I'll type it.
Frozenstein Jan 31, 5:50 PM
GameCube was great. I played REmake, which I don't remember ever finishing. I might now by purchasing the HD remaster of REmake for the PS4 to get more of my Resident Evil fix. Luigi's Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine had to be two of my most played games on the GameCube.

Yakuza is very much a representation of life, which is especially obvious when the final game in Kazuma's story is the only one with a subtitle - Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. Life can be tragic, and intense, but it also be absurd and over the top. The Yakuza franchise to me exemplifies life, in all its contradictory facets with its conflicting tones. That's why I love this series so much, and why it has resonated with me.

I also hear good things about Kingdom Come: Deliverance. I want to try it one day as it sounds like more of the gaming experience I'm after.

I don't have much to add to this paragraph other than that sounds amazing. Knowing that he came up with 20th Century Boys in that way is EXACTLY how I'd speculate he would have, as a joke.

I prefer to call myself a film hobbyist. Andrei Tarkovsky is my favourite director of all time, and Denis Villeneuve is my favourite working director. My top 5 favourite films of 2018 would be: Suspiria, The Other Side of the Wind, Liz and the Blue Bird, They Shall Not Grow Old and The Favourite, in that order. There's other great films like Blindspotting, Climax, Burning, Birds of Passage and Roma, that also came out last year too. Twisted Pair is just more Neil Breen greatness. XD

I'm working on a favourite 25 list for 2018... as for genre? I love all genre of film, as I have favourites in every genre. There's genres I'd like to see more of, and done well but I don't have a particular favourite genre which I think you were asking with that question. I have more of a preference for aesthetics and film technique than a specific genre.

Mr. X scared the shit out of me. I'm trying to solve this puzzle and I hear the footsteps, as he's constantly chasing me. So I have to keep running around the station in the hopes that he loses me. It created this anxiety driven atmosphere. Then when I thought I had lost him, he shows up right behind me like BAM!

Yes. I'm caught up to the Dark Continent Expedition arc (390). The consensus seems to be that a lot of people don't like the arc. The reasons for not liking it vary from there being no Gon and Killua, to too much text where it feels like a novel. It's also very convoluted, and the unofficial translations (if you're not reading the Viz releases) only serve to exacerbate the problem. The translations are often clunky, and a complete misinterpretation of what is being said, which loses nuance. There's a lot of circular, and profligate wording which only make an already complex arc infinitely more so, as a lot of people are having problems even understanding what's going on and are getting easily confused. This is why I'd recommend anyone looking to read 340+ to make sure it's an official Viz release, whether that be through an online subscription to their streaming services, or by picking up the physical volumes.

Most people seem to be enjoying the arc, and even loving it in some cases. It appears to be Togashi's most complex, ambitious, and unconventional arc to date. It's also been quite dark, with promises to get even darker.

As for being calculated, that seems to be the case. Togashi, who is typically more of a discovery writer, appears to have thought out a lot of details beforehand, giving the arc more structure. In the same way Yorknew City and the 13th Hunter Chairman Election arcs were. I wouldn't compare this to the Chimera Ant arc, because there's significantly more structure to this arc so far. The Chimera Ant arc was Togashi being largely more discovery-based with his writing. It was an arc that he had an idea for, such as Komugi and Meruem, then wrote around it to facilitate what would be the centerpiece of the Palace Invasion sub-arc. That sub-arc is an example of controlled chaos, whereas the current sub-arcs in play that make up the Dark Continent Expedition are simply controlled. We're dealing with 3 main converging conflicts at the moment from the Mafia War, to Hisoka's game of tag, all the way up to the Succession War. There's a lot more going on behind the scenes, but these are the 3 big conflicts Togashi is focusing on at the moment. For 51 chapters it's just been establishing the players, their abilities, the rules to the game and the stakes. In the case of the Chimera Ant arc, the idea of chaotic trajectory was part of the point to the arc, because it was about a species that had undergone rapid evolution beyond expectation, as plans had been made by both sides, only to be completely ruined by the slightest, to the largest of unexpected changes both sides were guilty of. It was an examination on the perceived human spirit, and whether or not the question "What does it mean to be human?" is even a good question, without understanding the anthropocentrism of the very question in its implication.

The Dark Continent Expedition arc is going for something completely different.
Frozenstein Jan 30, 10:21 PM
The N64 was the first console I played on. My brother got it, and I wasn't that interested originally, but got really into playing it as time went on with great titles like Donkey Kong 64, Paper Mario, Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie etc. I later went back to play some SNES titles for a brief period, and I've played an occasional Switch title simply because my ex-bf had a Switch and my niece now has one too. Does the Switch even count as a real console? It can also become a handheld. It feels like a hybrid of sorts.

Same. I remember playing Rayman 2: The Great Escape all the time as a child. I love platformers, so getting Rayman Legends seemed like a no brainer. Yakuza is one of my favourite franchises, as I've played 0, Kiwami, and Kiwami 2. What I love about the series is its philosophical treatment of its subject matter which can be linked directly back to Toshihiro Nagoshi. I also love the ideological contrast between Kazuma's idealized image vs. the reality. The reality being that the Yakuza are not a noble enterprise. I won't get too deep with analyzing the series as I don't want to spoil anything for you.

I don't think it's online, and if you've never dipped your toe in, don't bother with the titles I've listed previously. Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition doesn't hold your hand if you're not familiar to the more classic PC RPG titles. This game is pretty complex, punishingly hard, and fairly unforgiving to newcomers of the genre. Especially when it comes to combining spells and managing your party. The same for Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun. Yes, this game has Easy, Normal and Hard, but don't be fooled. Easy in Shadow Tactics just means "hard, and you'll most likely fail a lot." Normal translates to "Really fucking hard," with Hard actually being "Fuck this game hard." You'll be spending 30 minutes in a bush just to memorize the patterns of one of the guards, and another hour planning how you'll get to your target, and what your escape route will be. There's levels too where the ground is covered in snow and if you leave footprints, a guard can track you back to where you're hiding if they see it and game over. There's really challenging puzzles to solve too, such as having 2 people in a bush and needing to take out 3 guards. but all 3 guards are facing each other so one will see it happen and call in like 30 more look outs, and these called in guards don't leave once they're called in. So you need to tactically think of another way to get past them. Those are just some of the more popular examples that people bring up. The guards react like real guards, and not brainless A.I. Sometimes a guard will switch rhythm when you think you've figured it out.

That's awesome. Naoki Urasawa is my favourite mangaka. I adore his work. I'm so jelly of you! What was the Q&A like? Did people ask good questions for once? Q&A's are typically drivel from the fan side of things.

Yes. The image is read from right to left. The Box Set not only comes with 6 beautifully illustrated sewn hardcovers with beautiful dustjackets. The dialogue has been completely re-translated to more closely match the original context of the Japanese, with the original hand dawn sound effects by Katsuhiro Otomo included. There's also the long out of print art book that was included. There's a lot to love about this box set.

Both. I'm a voracious reader, and have a massive private library to myself consisting of all kinds of literature, including manga. I love hearing the sound of the page, the feeling of the texture and the smell. My eyes also just suck when it comes to reading digitally for too long. I don't like to read through a story having discomfort after awhile.

Yes. https://letterboxd.com/Amelia_Cho/

RE7 has a bland protagonist with no personality (compared to some of the more iconic characters such as Jill, Claire and Leon). The filmic style and tone is incredibly generic, and doesn't feel like what I want out of a Resident Evil game based on the remakes of the first 2 I've played. I understand there's no zombies, and that's never been the focus of RE. In Japan it's called Biohazard. Which is funny if you think about it because Resident Evil 7: Biohazard would be called Biohazard: Biohazard, which is hilariously redundant. However, with that said, I think the zombies are intrinsic to the identity of Resident Evil. Instead we get some redneck family, which comes off so absurd it's not even scary. It feels like an attempted parody of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre family. Early one the papa cuts off the arm of his retarded son because he didn't say the magic words before reaching for some peas. Yes, there's a reveal later on for why this is, which you can probably guess, but that doesn't make it any less easier to take serious on that first playthrough. And let's be honest, your only playthrough. It has no real replayability because once you figure out the design of the game and the NPCs, which you'll figure out quickly if you're a decently observant person, it just becomes a tedium. It becomes quite obvious early on that you can't defend against the NPCs, and you're not supposed too. Even if you have a weapon, it won't do any good because how it's designed is that you simply can't fight back. Any horror element is completely lost once you figure out the routines of NPCs, and this basic design of the entire game.
Frozenstein Jan 30, 4:06 PM
I've only played 3 Resident Evil games. REmake, RE2make and RE7. I thought RE7 sucked. I heard RE4 is great. It's more action oriented compared to the atmospheric horror of the first 2 entries. I don't know what my favourite game would be. As I think to every game I've played from the SNES through to PS4, and PC. Not to mention the handhelds... It's tough. I prefer to categorize when it comes to gaming. But even if I were to categorize, and think about just the PS4. I don't feel I've played enough PS4 games to sufficiently create a favourites list. I love Rayman Legends, Shadow of the Colossus (2018 remake), Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise and Yakuza 0. But there's a lot I still want to play such as Persona 5, Nier: Automata, Bloodborne, Judgment, What Remains of Edith Finch, Limbo, Celeste and a whole slew of other titles, while still needing to finish up God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 and Horizon Zero Dawn still. I only decided to get back into console gaming back in November. So there's a lot of games I want to get and play. I got a ton of titles when I went to purchase the PS4 including titles such as Marvel's Spider-Man and The Last Guardian. The problem is too when I decided to get into console gaming again (as well as do more PC gaming which I've been doing throughout the years as it was more convenient than buying a console) a lot of new titles were coming out relatively close to each other. New titles are still coming out such as Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown (Jan. 18) and RE2make (Jan. 25). A lot for me to catch up on... Considering my primary experiences with the console was N64, GameCube and PS2.

I love difficult games that require a lot of strategizing and tactics, and RPG games I love for the immersion. Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition is perfect for people that love those classic RPGs you'd play on the PC such as Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II. Just spending hours in the character creation page, or hours in the inventory is a wonderful experience. This game is also brilliant for encouraging you to think about how to solve a problem. Many games market themselves as giving the player freedom, but this is just a marketing tool. It's done a lot for open world ventures, however, there's only one way to play through the actual story and a very directed approach to problem solving. Not in the case of OS II (DE). Depending what race, or sex you are, some NPCs won't even talk to you due to sexist or racial perspectives. This already changes the context that you play the game in. Some have drastic reactions, such as if you're playing as an Undead, then you need to be hidden at all times or people will automatically vilify and attack you. You can only be healed by poison, and healing potions damage you. The context also changes depending on attributes and talents. Opening up different dialogue options depending what you chose in the character creation page. I'm happy I went with the Pet Pal ability, because I was able to avoid traps in dungeons by talking to rats, as well as getting special information and items. There's sometimes if you discover a path before taking another route, where you can talk your way out of a violent encounter. This is why so many of us who have played this game invest so many hours into it. There's so much to do.

I'd love more Real too. Great manga, and I'd imagine. Working on Vagabond gave him mild depression.

Yeah, I have a collection, and very nice! My first manga was a volume of Astro Boy. 2 of my most cherished purchases is the 29 volumes of Kinnikuman Nisei (Ultimate Muscle), quite a few of the volumes are out of print now and I saw one go as high as $1,400 on Amazon. The other is the 35th Anniversary Box Set of Akira. This thing cost me like $300, but it's so god damn beautiful. This is now the definitive experience to read Akira in, for me. It's spoiled me completely. My Pandora Hearts Limited Edition Pandora's Box is another one I'm happy to own. The Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set is also great. I love that manga to death.
Frozenstein Jan 29, 6:32 PM
Hiya! :)

That's great. Thanks for stopping by to introduce yourself. I've been enjoying Resident Evil 2, I played through the Claire campaign first. Everyone was doing Leon, and I wanted to see what it was like to play through as Claire instead. I'll go back and do the Leon campaign. I've playing a lot of Divinity: Original Sin II - Definitive Edition (I've dumped over 250hrs into), Combat Ace 7: Skies Unknown, Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun and the Yakuza games more than RE2make.

If you've caught up with the English releases for Vagabond, that just means there's nothing more for you to read until Takehiko Inoue decides to return. XD

I'm excited for volume 23 to come out in English so I can finally complete the series on my shelf.
SurgeonOfDeath7 Jan 28, 2:29 PM
We like a lot of similar manga so awesome taste to you too bud :D

And yes, they are def some of the best shows out there. I wish Game of Thrones had a complete source material to adapt, but it is what it is I guess :p
SurgeonOfDeath7 Jan 27, 5:45 PM
Hey there. Appreciate your love for the list format. I used BeFunky.com to make it, but you can use any collage related site tbh. Upload you 3x3 to Imgur and hook it up to MAL. :)
DYED Aug 9, 2018 11:36 AM
That's a super sick avi.
DYED Apr 21, 2018 10:49 PM
sup