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I have one more series I completed this past weekend, Scrapped Princess.


I really enjoyed this show. I am a big fan of the Sci-fi/Fantasy adventure genre, I think using "travelling companions" in a story gives you so many opportunities to develope characters as they are stuck in close proximity to eachother. You really get a feel for their unique idiosyncrasies this way. The pacing was very good as these types of shows often have some dead spots where not much happens, but I never felt bored with Scrapped Princess. For a show from 2003, I feel the art and style has held up very well.


The strength in this show for me was the way the story just builds and builds. They tell us what needs to happen very early on, so we just spend the course of the show cheering on the main cast as they fight through things to reach their goal. There was some political intrigue, a dash of romance, and an interesting main character in Pacifica, who has a lot of growing to do throughout their journey.

If you're tired of anime that have a classroom in them, you might want to check this one out wink.gif .

8/10

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^Keeup up the good work with the ranking guys :D

 

I love reading reviews 

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I have one more series I completed this past weekend, Scrapped Princess.


I really enjoyed this show. I am a big fan of the Sci-fi/Fantasy adventure genre, I think using "travelling companions" in a story gives you so many opportunities to develope characters as they are stuck in close proximity to eachother. You really get a feel for their unique idiosyncrasies this way. The pacing was very good as these types of shows often have some dead spots where not much happens, but I never felt bored with Scrapped Princess. For a show from 2003, I feel the art and style has held up very well.


The strength in this show for me was the way the story just builds and builds. They tell us what needs to happen very early on, so we just spend the course of the show cheering on the main cast as they fight through things to reach their goal. There was some political intrigue, a dash of romance, and an interesting main character in Pacifica, who has a lot of growing to do throughout their journey.

If you're tired of anime that have a classroom in them, you might want to check this one out wink.gif .

8/10

 

2003  was a pretty good year for anime as well

 

Kinda reminds me of Infinite Ryvius, another excellent series

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2003  was a pretty good year for anime as well

 

Kinda reminds me of Infinite Ryvius, another excellent series

 



Yeah there are some classics from '03..... your favorite Planetes!!!!

Of the stuff I've seen:

Great: Full Metal Alchemist, Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, Big O, Gungrave, Last Exile, Wolf's Rain.

Ok: Gad Guard, Gun Slinger Girl

Crap: Popotan


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2003_anime_television_series

Hmm looking at this list maybe I should check out Peace Maker Kurogane and Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari. Has anyone seen Chrono Crusade?
Edited by Muinarc - 2/27/14 at 10:37am
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2003  was a pretty good year for anime as well

 

Kinda reminds me of Infinite Ryvius, another excellent series

 



Yeah there are some classics from '03..... your favorite Planetes!!!!

Of the stuff I've seen:

Great: Full Metal Alchemist, Full Metal Panic Fumoffu, Big O, Gungrave, Last Exile, Wolf's Rain.

Ok: Gad Guard, Gun Slinger Girl

Crap: Popotan


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:2003_anime_television_series

Hmm looking at this list maybe I should check out Peace Maker Kurogane and Kousetsu Hyaku Monogatari. Has anyone seen Chrono Crusade?

Planetes, was objectively, a 'good' series worthy of one to watch, and one from 2003.

 

On a personal level, it was a Guilty Crown level of forced crap from 2003. I couldn't take its artificial situations, plastic storytelling, wishy washy character POV (one second it tries to tell you all of a ch's feelings, and the next it goes for the realistic type and lets you 'see' it but not tell you) among other things

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Planetes, was objectively, a 'good' series worthy of one to watch, and one from 2003.

 

On a personal level, it was a Guilty Crown level of forced crap from 2003. I couldn't take its artificial situations, plastic storytelling, wishy washy character POV (one second it tries to tell you all of a ch's feelings, and the next it goes for the realistic type and lets you 'see' it but not tell you) among other things

 



See I knew you loved it.
post #106297 of 140658
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IEMs 4 life!

 


I'm browsing through the adult section of MangaGamer right now...some of the titles here are beyond amazing xD

Eeyup, Mangagamer has a bunch of weeeeeird games...

 

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@mech Wouldn't say that point to be due to lower build quality but more of the size and form of the 2 items in question. As you said, IEMs tend to get abused more, as such, even a well built pair would wear down pretty fast if not taken care of.

Well, I would say that technically IEMs don't have quite the same build quality as over ears, but it's hard to say.

 

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Does the Macbook Pro have a SATA 3.0 6GBPS connection?

Completely forgot about this last night and nope :o

 

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So I had a conversation over on another forum about IEMs vs. Headphones... I thought I'd post my concise pro/con list and see if anyone else had anything to add to it:

 

IEM's typically also have me fit insues with the 'driver' seal in where if you push it in too hard, you create a vacuum that 'pops' the dynamic driver a bit.

Welp. There's your problem. Also, can you check/change the SATA mode to make sure it's in AHCI instead of IDE mode on a Mac?

 

You mean driver flex? You need to get some better IEMs meng. I'd say pretty much everything over $100 doesn't have driver flex.

 

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- Listen while you sleep? I personally don't do this but if you get IEMs that fit flush into your ear you can theoretically use them to listen to music while sleeping.

I do this all the time with my GR07 BE's. I lower the volume and put on some light music or recordings of nature. I'll let you guys know if I ever wake up strangled. I've lost all feeling in my arm a couple times after sleeping the wrong way... quite terrifying feeling indeed.

Lol, I'd always be afraid of dropping my DAP or yanking the cable out of one of the IEM housings or something similar, so I don't even try to sleep with IEMs in.

 

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What the hell is with anime giving female characters mascott uppa like things now?

What the bloody hell is an uppa?

 

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Im currently debating.. FitEars....or another headphone.... FitEars... Or a better headphone....

Lol. Well considering your location, I'm guessing you're gonna go with... Fitear? XD

 

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So I had a conversation over on another forum about IEMs vs. Headphones... I thought I'd post my concise pro/con list and see if anyone else had anything to add to it: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Pros:



- Isolation: Some IEMs isolate better than earplugs. Because of this, sometimes it's easier to hear micro details if there's any background noise in your envrionment.




- Portability: No over the ear or on-ear headphones will ever be as small and portable as IEMs




- Listen while you sleep? I personally don't do this but if you get IEMs that fit flush into your ear you can theoretically use them to listen to music while sleeping.



Cons:



- Harder to get good tonal balance: It seems a good majority of IEMs on the market have really harsh and painful treble or no treble at all, and bass that's either nonexistent or overbearing. Finding a good balance in between is more difficult than full size headphones and much harder than with speakers for the price.




- Maintenance: You have to clean the earwax off the tips and oil off the bodies every so often. It could also be said these aren't as sanitary and can be somewhat awkward to share with other depending on how much of a germaphobe you are.




- Lower Build Quality?: Some would argue that IEMs are easier to break, whether it be running them over or the cable losing connection somewhere between the connector and the earpiece itself. I mostly believe this, except it's also a matter of how well you treat your gear, and generally IEMs get a bit more abuse than your average over the ear full size headphone


 

For all these reasons, some people never use IEMs because they don't sound as good or they're afraid they'll break, or people are forced to use them because they listen on the go and can't carry around a set of full size cans, or they are in noisy environments where they won't get the most out of full size cans. In the end, the choice is up to you. 

Put this in con: the occlusion effect some IEM have. It's that suction feeling from the trapped air in your canal between the IEM and ear drum will bother some people, usually when used with unvented IEMs. This is still correct to my experience, although some say that CIEM solves this by tentacling next to your eardrum.

Ah right, that's true. Thanks for reminding me.

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Eeyup, Mangagamer has a bunch of weeeeeird games...

 

Well, I would say that technically IEMs don't have quite the same build quality as over ears, but it's hard to say.

 

Welp. There's your problem. Also, can you check/change the SATA mode to make sure it's in AHCI instead of IDE mode on a Mac?

 

You mean driver flex? You need to get some better IEMs meng. I'd say pretty much everything over $100 doesn't have driver flex.

 

Lol, I'd always be afraid of dropping my DAP or yanking the cable out of one of the IEM housings or something similar, so I don't even try to sleep with IEMs in.

 

What the bloody hell is an uppa?

 

Lol. Well considering your location, I'm guessing you're gonna go with... Fitear? XD

 

Ah right, that's true. Thanks for reminding me.

I review IEM's, I don't actually 'care' or see them as something personal

 

And thus, since so many exhibit the driver flex, its an issue to bring up. I'm really not interested or personally invested in stuff like that, its just business.

 

I'll look into AHCI for Mac :/

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This blocking my way to lecture? No thanks.

Went out and found a pair of Martin Login Vantage that went from £4000+ down to £1000 instead.
Nice. How's the bass response on them? I've heard that electrostats have nice big soundstage and good detail, but weak bass. BTW, what are all those people doing?
I am not a basshead myself, far from it. But the said speakers have an active sub on each side.


Edited by Ra97oR - 2/27/14 at 11:57am
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Work In Progress

I still need to do the background. It looks quite plain now and I also need to fix Shinji's shoes and mouth (I think it's a tad wide) and I need to modify Kaworu's hair a bit.

 

Huuuhh, why is Kaworu so adorable? :o 

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 Has anyone seen Chrono Crusade?

 

*Chrno

 

Also, it's decent if I remember correctly. Not exactly great, but had some nice things still.

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Went out and found a pair of Martin Login Vantage that went from £4000+ down to £1000 instead.

Oh interesting! Haven't got the chance to try some of these "stax-speakers" so far.

 

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Oh deary me....

 


Letters from Japan are always so colorful ^o^

 



Gotta love those EMS deliveries! Got a youtube link to a good track on that CD?

Here you go!


My favorite track from the album.
I love this band so much but their CDs are stupidly expensive here. I paid over $50 for this one.

 

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Looks familiar

It's Akane from Psycho-Pass ♥

 

 

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I am not a basshead myself, far from it. But the said speakers have an active sub on each side.

Man these things look like they need a looot of care :/

post #106303 of 140658
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Work In Progress


I still need to do the background. It looks quite plain now and I also need to fix Shinji's shoes and mouth (I think it's a tad wide) and I need to modify Kaworu's hair a bit.

Huuuhh, why is Kaworu so adorable? redface.gif  
Nice!

XD
http://kotaku.com/ask-dr-nerdlove-how-do-i-make-friends-1532592515/@whitsongordon
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I still need to do the background. It looks quite plain now and I also need to fix Shinji's shoes and mouth (I think it's a tad wide) and I need to modify Kaworu's hair a bit.

Huuuhh, why is Kaworu so adorable? :o 

His hair looks perfectly fine to me.

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His hair looks perfectly fine to me.

 

Maybe but to me, I made it a bit wavy to make it look like there's wind but his hair is a bit straighter.

On second thoughts, I guess I'm going to leave it like that.

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