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#1 Posted by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

After the latest Bombcast email (2:33:10), was thinking what anime would be suitable for Dan Ryckert to see. Don't want to send him off the deep end with Evangelion or whacky shounen action series that go on for hundreds of episodes.

No, you can't say Cowboy Bepop or Samurai Champloo, too obvious hehe! (please do watch them, Dan, they're the easiest gateway shows)

Personally, I would recommend the more down-to-earth stuff. A bit of psychological thriller, slice-of-life, drama, human meaning shit. Most of these are are just under 27 episodes, so if you get into one episode, pretty easy to marathon. This is my list, but what would you send?

Paranoia Agent (13 episodes)

Still my favourite anime of all time. Psychological thriller all the way. Been stuck in my head for more than a decade. One of the greatest opening themes ever. Anything Satoshi Kon (RIP) ever did was some of the best Japanese animation had to offer, alongside Hayao Miyazaki.

The Flowers of Evil/Aku no Hana (13 episodes)

Hits you right in the gut. Very lifelike characters and struggles. Also, very stylish rotoscope style.

Ghost in the Shell (26 episodes each for two seasons)

If you're into anything sci-fi, cyberpunk, this is an obvious influential must.

Beck (26 episodes)

A slice-of-life drama about forming a band and all the hardship that entails along the way.

Welcome to The NHK (24 episodes)

Psychological conspiracy thriller or a depressing examination into the sedentary lifestyles of the modern age? Why not both? This might hit close to home.

Shigurui Death Frenzy (12 episodes)

This is straight up arthouse samurai drama, and it can be very divisive but it's short so you either fall in love with the slow pacing and nihilistic atmosphere, or you zone out forever.

Nichijou (26 episodes)

Surprisingly, there aren't many comedy animes, there's just this and Azumanga Daioh that are the best and well-known ones. It helps that both are sketch-based and so easily digestible, much like Robot Chicken. Both shows make the most mundane moments of life into the most entertaining shit ever. For example, the principal fights a deer for some reason.

#2 Edited by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

It's a big tongue, standing by that.

#3 Edited by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

Jeff: "Oh, we have a minotaur out here."

Dan: "Is that like Motaro?"

Jeff: ""

Umm, Motaro is a centaur thing.

#4 Posted by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

Didn't Bungie make a huge deal about the story and universe? How this game was going to be like an epic set compared to game of thrones and the like? Man it is disappointing to hear that the story is shitty, if not non existent. Great gameplay is a must, but not giving you a good reason to use it just plain sucks

Titanfall all over again. But at least that game didn't promise this much in terms of universe and storytelling.

#5 Posted by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

@assinass: You've done been blocked, son. They're not seeing those replies you're making.

Hah! Well. Apparently, ashton raze replied to me out of the blue about not knowing why I was on her block list and so I guess I'm unblocked now. I can favourite her and everything.

#6 Posted by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

First time hearing of this @blocktogether thing. I wouldn't want to be blocked by devs or game writers on there, I like a lot of them. How do you know if you're blocked? I know two people who I can't RT or Favourite, but I can reply to them. Ben Kuchera and Ashton Raze.

#7 Posted by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

This is a doozy from the latest Bombcast.


Brad: You're saying ignorance is bliss?

Dan Ryckert: Yes! That's the whole point of life! The less shit you know, the happier you are. I'm smart enough to know how stupid I am. And I know I love it this way.

#8 Posted by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

It was just getting awesome with the Tree of Life universe stuff and jellyfish immortal rain, but then it just ended! It took ideas from other things like superhero movies or Akira, but none of its own imagination. There was a cool car chase that made me think Luc Besson should do a Bourne movie. Of course, didn't expect Leon levels of action sequences, but there wasn't much impressive in that aspect aside from the car chase.

Still glad a female-fronted action movie was a box office success.

#9 Posted by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

Hey duders!

I started an IndieGoGo campaign to help out Dan. You can check out the details here. We've already raised about $1,000!

Any money raised over the goal will be donated to Child's Play. Let's help out Dan and do some good for a charity!

You're an awesome duder.

#10 Edited by AssInAss (2649 posts) -

Shit, there's more! Yeah, Manhunt got nothing on this.

- put together a poisonous pie filled with toothpaste, pepper, dust and a urinal cake, and then feed it to your friend to make him sick (this is done more than once)

- get a therapist to prescribe a hangman's noose for your ex-girlfriend (who is only seeing the therapist because of Rufus in the first place)

- walk up to a pair of women in the resistance army and hurl sexist insults at them

- get a baby to throw up on his older brother's face after feeding him emetic