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by angloconvoy
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Still Alive
Replies: 19
Views: 7183

*waves*

Also still not dead. Just old! Closest I get to fandom these days is mooching around the Toy shops if I happen to be passing through Akihabara. Everything is a headmaster now, love that. Not bought a fig in years though, they're way too expensive in Japan. Started reading the IDW stuff recently, whi...
by angloconvoy
Mon Nov 10, 2014 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So the trailer for the new JOSS WHEDON film has been leaked!!!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 4214

To be clear, I didn't have an issue with the restoration itself. My issue is the fact that Stark, who was in his right mind during the events of Civil War and after and acted according to what was happening, looks at it post-restore and is immediately horrified. Stark, who never admitted to any act...
by angloconvoy
Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Doctor Who 2014/15 Thread
Replies: 348
Views: 30192

I feel kind of bad for taking this long to realize this. But when Vastra accuses Clara of having hung out with the Doctor all this time only because he was attractive, she wasn't saying that just to her - she was saying that to the audience as well. Really? Because I found it the most heavy handed,...
by angloconvoy
Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ah, housing is a b!tch in the UK, isn't it?
Replies: 13
Views: 1443

If you think the UK's tough you wouldn't even want to know about Japan.
Last time I was in a similar situation I moved into an affordable apartment and lived with bare minimum furniture, which I then added to/replaced as I could afford it.
by angloconvoy
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2228
Views: 215042

I'm currently trying Dark Souls again. After watching the review on Zero Punctuation which pointed out that if you read a bit of intsruction on the wiki to help you get started then it's really good, I dived in. And once you get over that massive hump at the beginning, he's not wrong. It takes time ...
by angloconvoy
Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2228
Views: 215042

Pixeljunk Monsters. Really good, quite challenging castle defense.
by angloconvoy
Thu Mar 06, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm learning how to be an adult! Any tips?
Replies: 35
Views: 3256

Never ever get into debt is a noble goal, but sometimes shit happens. I hope it never happens to you (certainly don't do it willingly), but if it does then I'd say this. Don't be too proud to accept help, but be careful where you accept it from, continue to keep a budget, no matter how depressing lo...
by angloconvoy
Wed Mar 05, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harry Potter questions
Replies: 13
Views: 1725

inflatable dalek wrote:The current Paranormal Activity film actually ends with....
Cheers for the spolier!

I couldn't finish the first Harry Potter book. Found the films entertaining enough from the third on, but every criticism levelled in this thread seems fair.
by angloconvoy
Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faking Foreign Locations on TV and Film
Replies: 19
Views: 2544

Other side of the world, as I recall. He just Batmanned back in no time once his back was magically healed, even though we were specifically told at the start of the film that he had no cartliage left in his knees. Do you know how fast someone with no cartilage walks? They don't. It was a stupid mov...
by angloconvoy
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faking Foreign Locations on TV and Film
Replies: 19
Views: 2544

I also remember reading that most films botch the geography of Washington DC. Key point is that it doesn't have any skyscrapers. The Washington monument is the tallest structure in the area. I'd call that more artistic license than botched though. The name Washington DC is shorthand for "a very pow...
by angloconvoy
Sun Feb 09, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2228
Views: 215042

Clash of heroes is great fun. Gets pretty tough as it goes on.j
by angloconvoy
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy...
Replies: 25
Views: 4954

Speaking of which, have you ever tried Disgaea? If not you should pick up the DS version of the first one and give it a go.


Edit: Whoops, double posted instead of editing....sorry folks.
by angloconvoy
Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy...
Replies: 25
Views: 4954

Couldn't agree more with your assessments of the first 3. Active Time Battle sticks around through most of the series from then on. FFVII has a couple of fights which go on for a good half hour, too. I can't see myself ever sitting down on my home console to play through a Final Fantasy again myself...
by angloconvoy
Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [The video game thread]
Replies: 2228
Views: 215042

...try to get the 'Friends in High Places' trophy on Red Dead Redemption. I think I may have given up on that one. Stopped being fun and just got annoying. But then, I'm not much of one for trophy hunting, since I don't play online multi-player platinum is usually out of the question for me. Also, ...
by angloconvoy
Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: This is my thread. My thread about nothing.
Replies: 97
Views: 7338

StoneCold Skywarp wrote:And a gerbil.
That for the snake, or for the starfish? :D
by angloconvoy
Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's been TEN years!
Replies: 54
Views: 5841

Weirdwolf and Monzo wrote: I do recall meeting Professor Smooth a few times though. Last I recall he moved to Japan or something like that?
Last I heard he was living in Fukuoka, down on one of the southern islands. That was years back though.
by angloconvoy
Wed Jan 15, 2014 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting topic..."there are no jobs" or "bullsh%t"
Replies: 7
Views: 1214

It depends on individual situations, and isn't as simple as people being picky. Easy to talk about your couple of jobs plus uni as a single person who only has responsibility to yourself, but if you have dependants there aren't many jobs which are open in non-specific fields that would support them ...
by angloconvoy
Tue Dec 17, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Social Networking is a strange thing, isn't it?
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

People have different ways of using it. It can be a wonderful tool at times. When we had the big earthquake/tsunami over here, communication was sketchy, but one message on facebook and family and friends knew I was ok.
by angloconvoy
Fri Nov 08, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy...
Replies: 25
Views: 4954

I only played Tactics advanced (Advanced Tictacs?) on the GBA, but I really enjoyed that.
by angloconvoy
Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Final Fantasy...
Replies: 25
Views: 4954

Why after 8? 9 was great (of the ones I've played it's my personal favourite). 8 bored me and I didn't even bother finishing it. Some people liked 10 as well. Never heard anything particularly positive about anything that came after.