BBAlpert's forum posts

#1 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

I think the closest thing GB has to an anthropomorphic embodiment of the site and its ideals is Cool Baby.

But one thing to note is that anthropomorphism and chibi caricatures are two different things.

#2 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

@arbitrarywater: I loved Kill La Kill, but I agree that it does kind of lose some of what makes it so great towards the tail end of the show. What I thought was the best part of the show was the variety of over-the-top superpower representations of different school clubs (and later in the series, different cities/regions in Japan). That got kind of lost once they stopped introducing new characters and uniforms.

#3 Edited by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

I'm not gonna say they're ASoF&I quality by any stretch of the imagination, but I had fun reading some of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle novels a few years back (the Gotrek and Felix series, specifically).

...I know, I'll leave now.

#4 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

I did some soul searching and discussion with someone who first watched the series when they were in grad school (as opposed to middle school, like I did), and I've come to a sobering conclusion that Evangelion might not actually be that great. I fucking LOVED the show when I was in middle/high school, but I worry it might not hold up all that well this many years later.

I still want to believe, though :(

PS: The thing that first started me down this path of thought was watching Eren in Attack on Titan and thinking "Holy shit, Shinji had it EASY"

#5 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

As 2 of the 3 brothers are writers for Polygon, video games sometimes are briefly addressed on My Brother, My Brother, and Me. Although it's mostly ghosts and horses.

An example of when a game was indirectly discussed.

#6 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

When they say "the outskirts of New York state," I wonder if they mean "not IN NYC, but you can probably see it off in the distance" or if you're supposed to be "the scourge of the Finger Lakes" or something?

#7 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

Flipper. Flipper flippers.

You're a genius and/or a monster.

#8 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -
@hailinel said:

@larmer: Please don't bring that in here. This is not a he said/she said argument thread.

Thank you, Hailinel.

#9 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

I thought you were going to mention this old gem.

#10 Posted by BBAlpert (1562 posts) -

Why don't some hackers use their powers for good, and find out who these people that are making death threats are, publish their names, addresses, where their children go to school, etc. Let's see how they like it. Turnabout is fair play.

I kind of agree that scumbags like that deserve to get hounded to the ends of the earth. I really, really do. But that kind of backlash would only make the entire situation a WHOLE lot worse for everyone involved.