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  2. Koby

    What Games Are You Currently Playing?

    With the movie Detective Pikachu being released, my daughter and my nephew have been on a Pokemon kick lately, which brought back nostalgia for me from the days of Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow, Silver, Gold, and Crystal. Never played anything past Crystal... I feel like today, Pokemon has become so convoluted with thousands of newer Pokemon I know nothing about, etc... So I decided to play one of the remakes of the originals. Hence I started Pokemon FireRed.
  3. DarkRavie

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    Recent News
  4. Saf

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    Recent Movie
  5. Koby

    One Piece

    I first started having issues with pacing around Thriller Bark myself, but after the time-skip, pretty much every arc has felt like it's crawling along due to a lot of padding. Made me drop my rating of the anime from a 9/10 to a 6/10 and it's stayed that way since. Most shounen feature 2-4 chapters per canon episode, but with One Piece, rather than do filler arcs to prevent catching up to the manga, they just adapt it slower. So many episodes adapt less than half a chapter. It's because of this that during Punk Hazard, I finally made the switch to the fan-edit called One Pace, where they cut out the extra fluff: screen pannings, reaction shots, etc... and only keep what stays true to the manga. They manage to cut anywhere from 2 to 5 episodes down to 1. Dressrosa for example was around 100 episodes, but One Pace edition ended up being like 48. I might be off by a few, but I didn't bother to go check for exact numbers, just pulling from memory. While I enjoy One Piece, I do wish Oda would start bringing it towards a conclusion rather than continue on endlessly for several more decades.
  6. diarma86

    One Piece

    Great series, a serious "how-to" on world building and character development, that is as good as any TV show out there that I've seen. Struggling with Fishman Island atm, seems like the big money rolling in was starting to take it's toll on the show. (spoiler alert: too much money/success ruins anything).
  7. diarma86

    Status Quo

    I should probably have edited this to say "...hang around here mumbling about how anime isn't as good as it used to be" I think visiting this site is about a change in mindset more than anything else. Regarding piracy, I have a brown belt in Google Fu, I'll be fine
  8. DarkRavie

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    Classic Movie
  9. Saf

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    Classic Novel
  10. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - BIZARRE LAWS AROUND THE WORLD Did you know... that it’s illegal to whistle in Petrolia, Ontario? A Petrolia city rep says this unusual law simply aims to limit excessive noise between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., but according to Article 3, 772.3.6 on the town’s website, “Yelling, shouting, hooting, whistling or singing is prohibited at all times.” Keep your enthusiasm to yourself, folks.
  11. DarkRavie

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    Unfinished Novel
  12. Saf

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    Unfinished Bridge
  13. lucaslink2

    Fact of the Day

    Did you know... that Batman series has sold around 474 million issues, second highest in the world behind the 600 millions of superman and after the 457 million of one piece.
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  15. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Did you know... that everybody knows Batman’s origin story.? The murder of Bruce Wayne’s parents by a mugger named Joe Chill is a central part of the Batman mythos and explains his motivations for becoming a masked vigilante. The story of his parents’ death, however, wasn’t created until Detective Comics #33, nearly a year after the first Batman story hit the shelves.
  16. DarkRavie

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    Suspension Bridge
  17. Grundy

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - BATMAN Did you know... that Andy Warhol directed the first Batman movie ? Titled Batman Dracula , the first Batman movie was directed by Andy Warhol in 1964 . it was made without the permission of the DC comics and today , not many copies of the film exist . There was an earlier theatrical screening of Batman in 1943 but that was actually a 15-chapter theatrical serial , directed by Lambert Hillyer and stars Lewis Wilson as Batman and Douglas Croft as his Robin .
  18. Xykan

    Free Games Megathread

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/44350/GRID_2/ Grid 2 is currently free on Steam. https://www.origin.com/sgp/en-us/store/the-sims/the-sims-4 The Sims 4 is currently free on EA Origin. https://store.steampowered.com/app/275390/Guacamelee_Super_Turbo_Championship_Edition/ Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition is currently free on Steam.
  19. Saf

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    Suspension Notice
  20. RegorTheGreat

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    Maybe some search engines still have cached data linking to old/removed posts that some people stumble over...? There are ways to access a sites cached data which likely includes links to pages and possibly even cached postings with data. But I'm not going to go into that subject anymore here as that is something we precisely do not encourage the use of for reasons already mentioned...
  21. IkarosBD

    Status Quo

    @diarma86 there's a good reason we decided not to just 'pack up'. The site did start out as just a discussion forum. The download stuff was just an 'addon' to it and of course people just flocked to it...but it ended up also creating a lot of problems for the site as well - namely people that just sign up to do nothing but spam or cause trouble (mostly the former). This played a large part into Koby's decision, and by extension, mine. It was very difficult to do what we had to do. We knew the impacts of either decision. But I've said this a million times already - there is only one thing we care about more than anything else, and that's every single one of you. Even downloads being there couldn't hold a candle to how much we cared about our members. In the end we did what we had to do...not just to protect ourselves or this site, but also to protect each and every one of you. Because we just care that deeply. We realized that making this sort of call would mean the site would never be the same. It was not an easy sacrifice, believe us. But we'd rather keep the site and its members, than lose everything. You guys are why we keep doing this. No other reason. None. We'll be cooking up some stuff this summer, hopefully when I've got more time. Look forward to that!
  22. lucaslink2

    Fact of the Day

    Did you know... that there are more than 35k series of anime out there.
  23. diarma86

    Status Quo

    Ahh, this all explains my bookmarks... that I've not checked for xx amount of months... I was also an old C-W visitor from back in 2011, that site taught me all about encoding, what an MKV was, x264 (and of course x265) etc, but of course I was there for the downloads. I was unemployed at the time it was a treat to chill out away from the stresses of the real world which is something that anime is quite unique at doing compared to other forms of entertainment. Many thanks for all the great content over the past 8 years or so.,.. looks like I'll just have to hang around mumbling about 'ow things arent wut they used to be.... Cheers!
  24. Grundy

    Fact of the Day

    Did you know... that Sazae-san ( created in 1969 ) , is the longest running anime series with over 7300 episodes aired ? Also in 2013 Sazae-san was awarded Guinness World Record for the longest running animated television series in the world .
  25. 7 Days Left, Attack on Titan S03 English Dub will finally Start!/Continue! 😎

  26. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - ANIME Did you know... that anime has existed in various forms since the beginning of the 20th century? But it was only in the latter half of that century that it became a widespread form of entertainment. It is not known when anime exactly started in Japan. One of the oldest surviving pieces of Japanese animation may be a nameless, dateless, approximately 3-second film known as “Katsudo Shashin“(literally “Action Photo“). It simply features a boy writing the words 活動写真 katsudo shashin and then doffing his cap. More certain and concretely date-able are several films from 1917-1918, made (separately) by Oten Shimokawa, Junichi Kouchi, and Seitaro Kitayama. Developments continued over the following decades, but during the period of the Second World War much of the animation produced in Japan had a propagandizing nature. This includes “Momotaro’s Divine Sea Warriors,” which came out in 1945 and was the country’s first feature length anime film. Between 1933 and 1938, “Norakuro” was a notable animated film series to come out of the war years. It told the story of a hardworking Japanese soldier characterized as a black and white dog. The other Japanese soldiers in the story were also dogs, while soldiers from other nations were pigs. “Norakuro” became de-politicized after the war, and in the 90s it became a mascot for the Physical Training School of Japan’s present-day military equivalent, the Japan Self Defense Force. The propagandizing nature of anime dissipated after Japan’s 1945 surrender. In the 1960s, production of the first anime titles started which later would become known in the West.
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