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  1. I actually did my monthly check for updates on it this past week...just a day or two early it seems Still, I'm happy to hear it It has been too long. Every year, I spend a week or two where I rewatch certain anime masterpieces (what I consider to be anyhow). Log Horizon always makes the list. Now to insulate myself from spoilers. I had planned on catching up with the novels but hadn't gotten around to it yet so I'll be on the edge of my seat when the anime comes out.
  2. Baccanno! (Horror/Comedy) Squid Girl Actually watched My Bride is a Mermaid but found the comedy dry and repetitive. Ended up giving the set to my best friend. I think she found it pretty amusing, so it definitely comes down to personal tastes on that one.
  3. Are you asking about the top or bottom part of the meme?
  4. Well, I've started up a new Sim on Sims4 since I got the GetFamous expansion pack on sale. I'm an awful person....even my husband thinks I'm terrible. So, I made her a starving actress wannabe....noticed that vacant lot in the valley looked like it really was missing some burning barrels... I ended up having her dump 10k on it (mind you she only started with 20k), then instead of even trying to build a house, I dropped a tent, cooler, campfire and camping chairs down and then built a little 3x3 shack to hold her valuables (like a computer). To solve the bathroom problem, I put an outdoor showerhead on the backside of the shack and a toilet...then threw up some dividers and a few trees behind it all to hide it... a clothesline and laundry bucket completed the scene... It actually looks like it belongs on that huge lot. I'd throw up a screenshot but everytime I try to attach one tonight I get an error message. Anyways, I feel bad that's she's so poor...her bills are only ~$300 and she's only got around 72 dollars to her name but eventually she'll ascend to fame and leave all this behind...right? Still, I put the poor girl in a tent...and she doesn't even have indoor plumbing.... >_> Yep, I'm a terrible person. That said, her lack of belongings and comfort at home has me sending her out into town for things...so she's not a shut-in like most of my Sims end up being at least! There's that, right? LOL....silver linings.
  5. Yeah, I enjoyed Rise of Skywalker enough to watch it twice. Which is saying something...Disney definitely made some leaps with it but it was enjoyable. I'm an old time OG Star Wars fan and I was able to enjoy it. On another note, Jumanji and Knives Out were both really good too.
  6. This is actually quite difficult as I have many that stop at an episode count of 48 (Reboot for example). As far as Shounen goes, Yu Yu Hakusho fits the bill but I enjoyed Cyborg 009 far more. That 50 episode requirement is just hard to hit. Altogether probably Case Closed would be my favorite. Murders are always entertaining
  7. Yeah, I wasn't really a fan. Watched the first season in English on Netflix a few years back. Needless to say, I was not impressed. At the anime con I go to every year, it was all the buzz. Even had two voice actors at a panel raving about how they had the hots for Ban. It was just....not for me. I have many problems with the anime. Part of it is the Meliodas/Elizabeth thing...I honestly can't call that fan service. Fan service is usually ecchi for the sake of comedy...that is just perverted stalker creep. Makes me think of a nasty guy in a van doing the dirty to himself while fantasizing about the schoolgirl he's stalking. It just grosses me out. I call that creep service. Another part is the story just really isn't there. It's definitely Shounen which isn't my thing to begin with (I have enjoyed some in the past) but a lot of the fighting, especially between Meliodas and Ban is pointless. Then, Ban. I'll get hate for this but he's really not.....all that..... I think his real appeal to most women is his undying loyalty to "his true love" but their love story wasn't really that endearing and he isn't that deep of a character. Then the story...didn't really grab me. I know some people like it. Takes all kinds of kinds. I just have a different set of standards for the anime I watch these days.
  8. His and Her Circumstances
  9. Declares war? Never seen anyone do that to an anime...
  10. Well, lately I've decided to finally platinum Skyrim on the PS4. I used to play it on the 360 but never "completed" it, and on the PS4 I played with mods so no trophies. Add to that I never did the Theives Guild or Dark Brotherhood quests (darn Video Games have consitioned me to always play the hero...being bad is hard in a game!) so I never actually would have gotten it before. Anyways, I started a new game as a Nord (a first for me as I only ever played as Khajit before!) with the aiming of helping the Empire, and I've managed to become a Thane of Whiterun, a new Companion recruit, and buy me a house and horse (went to Solitude for the horse as I'm quite partial to the bays there) and so I've popped a fair few trophies. Got a long way to go. Man, did I ever love this game! It's all a walk down memory lane it seems.
  11. Errrr....I think you just described every Shounen MC..... Now I'm trying to think of an adult anime in the past few years that wasn't in the horror or romance genres. There's a few slice of life coming to mind but that's essentially it
  12. I also want to throw out that the intense friction between Ayeka and Ryoko on Tenchi Muyo really made that harem enjoyable for me.... as an aside.
  13. If not all, then at least s good amount of them. You have to sdmit the friendliness of the girls to each other is unrealistic.
  14. Ohio pretty much said most of it right here. Isekai is fun, but most of it now is starting to look like copycat stuff to me. Isekai's been around forever but not every anime needs to be one! In fact, I think that a resurgence of Space Opera is long overdue, if I do say so myself. No bias here at all. And the Over-Powered MCs....they're just boring. If they have no flaws, how can they develop at all? They're stagnant, dull characters. Really, the writers could do better. And the ridiculoudly long awkward titles like.... "The Main Character is Over Powered But Blah blah blah blah blah." This just screams laziness to me. If the author is too lazy to come up with a real title (like anything really is better than that!), then truth be told I'm going to be too lazy to bother watching it. That crap doesn't intrigue me. It just tells me that the author lacks creativity and therefore the plot will likely be intolerably boring. And...I've said it once, I've said it thousands of times... Too many harems! Too many teenagers! Love trianges aren't bad, and fondness from afar isn't a bad "harem" angle (as in a harem member acknowledges feelings for MC but does not act on them and does not force herself into the MC's life or inner circle and goes about her own business and life understanding while she has some feelings, they probably aren't going anywhere and aren't worth pursuing past the daydream stage), but the one guy surrounded at all times by a flock of girls all arguing and fighting over his attention and affections is boring, overplayed, and quite frankly, not realistic. Those girls should all be pulling on each other's hair, slapping one another, and screaming that he's going to be their baby daddy and essentially running off any competition that rears its head! (Yep, this is what happens when you have at least two girls fighting over a man.) And let's not forget the breasts. It's still a harem thing, but really, unless a woman is really drunk, showing off her breasts (or being fondled) is usually not something she wants to do (nor comparing sizes with other women). We really need more flat chested girls in anime, if only to average out the melons some. And ending an anime without actual closure. This one is really for all time, but especially annoying now, when many authors continue the story in mangas but not via anime (even though sales would have supported a second season). Or worse....the author gets sicks….or dies.... It seems a lot of the anime I enjoy of late are written by authors who are really sick >_>. And they don't continue writing when sick.... I understand of course....but it seems to happen a lot.
  15. Well, sadly I believe that the real problem here is Rightstuf. Now hear me out before you say I didn't read first. And the problems I've suffered with Rightstuf… Yeesh. When you order from Sentai, the packages ship from the same location (I believe it's actually the exact same address as memory serves me) as Rightstuf from Grimes, IO. I honestly believe that Sentai has an agreement or a contract set up with Rightstuf for Rightstuf to act as their warehouse (so that they do not have to expend money on buiding a warehouse of their own). Rightstuf pulls from their own inventory but ships the packages in boxes labeled and stamped with Sentai (boxes eeriy familiar in appearance to Rightstuf boxes). Those damages are guaranteed damages from Rightstuf where quality and customer service has dropped substantially in the past years. Sentai will definitely advocate on your behalf with Rightstuf to fix the problems, but seeing all the issues I've endured with Rightstuf, you might be out of luck for weeks. And usually if Rightstuf replaces a disk, they ship it in a cheap clear dvd case, giving you only the disk and nothing else. I hadn't had any issues with my Sentai orders in the past, but I'm guessing Rightstuf is getting too comfortable with the deal and getting sloppy on those deliveries. Just my two cents. They never did replace all my damaged disks. It was half-assed customer service, which is what I come to expect from Rightstuf. It's even worse that Rightstuf is essentially the largest anime distributor/warehouse in America...practically the only one...and this is the quality of service we get from them. We really need a competitor to rise and challenge them. They have gotten too comfortable and we are paying for it.
  16. I do both. Originally I had it all by alphabetic (and series as some related series have multiple names). Then it got to the point that when I was in the mood for anime and went to look at my collection I really couldn't find anything. I'd think, I want to watch horror, but then I'd have to scan the whole thing or remember all the titles I owned that were horror related. That's when I spent a few hours redoing my shelves. I have 2 large DVD cabinets with sliding glass doors holding in my collection, so you can imagine the work I had to do to reorganize it. I redid things by major genre (Fighting, Magical Girl, Horror, Space Opera, Reverse Harem, Harem (things only got put into harem if it had no other major genre to speak of) and the like...ending in miscellaneous for everything left). Some major series like Tenchi Muyo and Sailor Moon got their own sections as did major artists like Studio Ghibli and Makoto Shinkai. Never split off my Matsumoto collections but he is essentially hslf of my Space Operas anyhow. For the most part I had everything grouped then picked shelves. Everything is separate (I have a ton of bookends so that was easy enough) so no runon genres when I have 2 or more genres to a shelf and then everything within the genre gets alphabetized. Series go with the first season, no matter what the names of subsequent seasons are, and that goes for related series too (Outlaw Star and Angel Links for example get placed together). Now I never have problems finding anime when the urge takes me and I always know where everything is. I also maintain a word file of my collection organized exactly the same and I keep an updated version on the cloud so when I'm out or at conventions I can easily look up what I have at home and not buy the same thing twice. Sounds odd, but it has made life so much easier and I haven't rebought an anime by accident in years lol. My best friend however does not maintain her similarly sizable collection in any order at all. She sent me pictures a few years ago. Just trying to read the titles off the shelves was a nightmare. But she keeps track of it in her head just fine so the more power to her. I am lost when looking at her collection lol. As sn aside @Illusion of Terra I think things will pick back up come January. From October thru December is generally hectic for most people due to the holidays. Family comes first, right? Even for me this holiday season has been insane.
  17. Trigun too had a western theme. Problem is that western themes are...western.... the Japanese writers are generally lost in that kind of setting. They don't have a personal historic time period that they can look back on for inspiration that is anything similar to "Western". I doubt we'll ever see a proliferation of anime with Western themes for this reason alone. In some animes you see glimpes of it, but even those glimpses lack a true understanding of "the Wild West".
  18. Yep, they released their Black Friday sale 2 dsys ago (way too early I believe) and some titles are marked all the way down to 4-10 dollars. Definitely worth it, as usual. I might focus on some slice of lifes and romances this year from them since they have a lot of great titles at good prices.
  19. Sims4 ~ started playing and got both of my farmer's kids maxing out scouts and about to age up to a teen the son. First time I've had snow with kids in the game and I've been having fun with snowball fights and whatnot. Then my sweet elder cat died and it's sad but my Sims didn't even become sad =/ they had a sad moodlet, but it was completely overridden by all their super happy moodlets of good food and nice decorations. Kind of messed up =/
  20. Local used bookstores and anime conventions. Most of what is on ebay is pirated. You could always wait for a rerelease as well. Happens a lot these days.
  21. @efaardvark it honestly sounds like an RPG with a spacefaring twist I can see how it would be fun as I tend to gravitate towards games like that too. The more menus and things you can do, the better sometimes @EnviousEnvy haven't gotten either of the two new packs yet but thinking about it. Still playing predominantly on my farm....thinking of having Eudora (my lone Farmer's (who is also a PhD of Pollen) daughter) go to university someday then return to take over the farm from her mom. Have you taken the new pack survey yet? I wish I could make a pack with the yeast stuff, dehydrator, embroidery and knitting alone lol...if only.
  22. I use Netflix (though rarely for anime), Hulu, and Crunchyroll. Hulu has the bigger library and is definitely worth it.
  23. @EnviousEnvy Ahh, Fable 2... I married a pirate in that one and got my only std from him lol....funny the stats that game keeps up with! It was actually a fun game. Odd that you mentioned it as I was reminiscing about it literally the other day. I've not played anything as of late. Been sewing a lot and although I'm batcheloretting it out for a week, I've been working crazy nonstop. Too tired to play when I get home. I slept all of yesterday and all morning today though so I'm thinking Sims tomorrow...or maybe an Otome game on my PS3. Had it out for a while now and just never had time to play.
  24. Heroes are easier to write. Their intentions, motivation, and morals are straightforward and typically not very complex. The story presents a problem and the hero is created to solve that problem. Anti heroes however are very different. An anti hero has intentions and motivations that are separate from the problem and that they will continue to pursue despite the presence of the problem. They aren't made to solve the problem but rather circumstances generally will force them to deal with it in their own way. This doesn't make all of them necessarily evil, but in my opinion preoccupied instead. Good or bad, they have other pursuits on the brain. Evil characters however as a MC typically have to have "good" characters in their "party" (harem, friends, group, whatever) to tone them down enough for most people to like them and to make them more relatable to the masses. I like both heroes and anti-heroes. Some stories work better with one as opposed to the other.
  25. Welcome to the forums I hope you enjoy it here. Since you like slice of life, did you ever watch Flying Witch? We were doing a group watch and discuss on the forum a while back but a few of us got bogged down with work.

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