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  2. Help me remember that movie where...

    I cannot think of anything exactly like this but it sounds a bit like The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas with a dash of Grave of the Fireflies.
  3. Movie/TV recommendations

    I couldn't help but be so pleased and happy for Terry Gilliam when I saw The Man Who Killed Don Quixote. He finally did it, he made it. And it was a most charming film too. In true Gilliam style, it was an ode to madness and creativity, and the wafer thin line dividing those. It stacks at least three layers high and is meta as heck. It's definitely another 'hate it or love it' type of movie: I saw it at the sneak, adored it to bits, but others walked out or gave it crushing ratings afterwards. I get it. It's a sprawling film in terms of themes and what it does, and you have to be in for that. If you are though - boy, what a treat to see Jonathan Pryce revelling in his rol as Quixote!
  4. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I got the other big release this week: Captain Toad Treasure Tracker! Missed out on it on Wii U, so I was excited to get it on Switch. It's so charming! Fun little puzzle environments. I'm about a third in (18 out of 50 levels, give or take), but I'm still undecided if this counts as a fun diversion or full course game. I enjoy playing it very very much, but it's rather easy and so far lacks some actual challenge. The only thing I gravely dislike about this game is that they're Charles Martinetting Toad and Toadette up. At the start of each level, Captain Toad announces in his squeeky voice "Let's go on adventure!", and that's the last thing I needed - for him to speak human language in this otherwise completely self-contained world. Their standard gasps and noises are so cute and iconic... I hope it doesn't become canon for Toad to speak. Yeesh.
  5. Filmmaking

    You may want to use that money on another film project. I guess it depends on how much you think the film needs that piece of music instead of something you can get for free. My opinion would be that no one apart from yourself would ever notice.
  6. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I like Octopath Traveler very much. Combat is interesting enough to be engaging without being too fiddly to stay fun, graphics are pretty and the sound is superb. Ticking all my JRPG boxes at the moment. Looking forward to finishing the sublime Hollow Knight so I can really get into it.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Interesting that as Frost descibes himself as a Jungian and then goes on to talk about Cooper's shadow self he refers to Dougie and not Mr. C..
  9. Filmmaking

    So I found out that clearing the music for my movie would cost well above what my current budget is... Less than I've spent on gear total, but I don't consider the cost of the gear under the movie budget, since I'm going to use it for more than one movie. But it's still something I could afford if I didn't make any more big expenses this year, and it's a chance to use some really good music that has probably never been used in a movie before. Not sure what to do.
  10. No worries, Michael. I hope that you all see inquiries from us in the audience as concern for well-being rather than a demand to push through personal life issues and get that episode out.
  11. I feel like the game really hits its stride around the end of the internment camp section. If it's still not for you then, there's not much else to say. ...I still love it (and TNC) though.
  12. Oh boy, I am 1/3 through book 2 and I hadn't yet heard negative criticism of the series. You all are opening my eyes to some stuff that I had ignored I do enjoy a lot about this series, and I'll try to capture that in a post after I think a bit.
  13. Building a Library of Images for Everyone

    Hey Guys, New free seamless images are ready for your projects on these pages: TXR - ABSTRACT TXR - BRICK TXR - CONCRETE / PAVEMENT TXR - METAL A bunch of brand new free music tracks are on their way as well. Be sure to check my Music thread on Thursday. :-) Have a good week!
  14. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I'm playing through it at the moment. It's extremely charming and is scratching the JRPG itch I get every couple of years. Don't expect anything earth-shattering, but there's enough interesting little tweaks with the boost system and the character's non-combat actions to keep me engaged.
  15. Movie/TV recommendations

    Attention everyone: Letterkenny is now streaming on Hulu, so everyone who's not Canadian or a pirate can enjoy this subtle, witty, rude, silly comedy about small-town life in rural Ontario. I've been burned when I described it as Shakespearean before, but I'm going to go ahead and do it again. This kind of thing is downright Shakespearean:
  16. I haven't finished it but I totally agree, the villain is pretty good and him not being switched out was a welcome change
  17. Last week
  18. Yes, I (we) apologize that there has been a gap. We try very hard to avoid missing a single week - much less several - but some personal-life issues have come up and it caused a hiccup in our schedule. Sometimes real life gets nasty and in the way. We have several shows planned and will be back on track very soon. Sorry for the wait.
  19. What's the Name of the Game!?

    both correct!
  20. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    Anyone played Octopath Traveler? I tried out the demo and still got another 2 hours to go with. I really want to buy it, but I'm trying to keep it until next month as a reward for saving money... is that counter intuitive? I never liked JRPGs as a kid, but my best friend loved/loves them and I finally feel like I'm starting to understand why.
  21. Don't know if this is the right place to ask but is 3MA on a break, too? Been a while since the last ep and I miss it.
  22. Sounds like a real Jacob's Ladder scenario.
  23. I don't remember if we had a thread for this, and don't know how to search for it because the words are so general... I'm trying to remember a movie which may or may not exist. In this short film course I'm taking, one of my fellow students came up with an idea/partial script for a short film where a jewish person is escaping a concentration camp through the forest, he is wounded and ends up meeting a child. At some point he realizes that he is already dead. It kind of stuck in my mind as I imagined the visuals, but now I'm thinking maybe it was because there already was a movie like this... Does anyone know? Probably it was a short if it exists...
  24. What's the Name of the Game!?

    I have the exact same thing. Same vibe as Ascendancy! (Edit: now I want to play The Tone Rebellion, based on nothing more than childhood memories. It's bound to be not good, right?)
  25. Analogue: A Great Story

    I played LKiaB before she got rid of the President ending. The President was honestly my favorite character interaction (with the vice president in second place.) He ticked all my favorite character trope boxes of a stern rule following character. He also, I felt, played as a great foil to the Beauty as what an unhealthy dom/sub relationship looks like. There's no care given to the Beast, and instead she is used only for his enjoyment. I am sad that this story got taken out because I felt like it was a great wrinkle in the story, but I also understand how a straight man in this lesbian story was a rough edge that was desired to be sanded off. That doesn't make me less disappointed by its removal though.
  26. Analogue: A Great Story

    On a whim, I read the script for the deleted route with the President in Ladykiller in a Bind. I understand why Love got rid of it, since she wanted the game to be a safe space, but I think it's really well done? It's got huge issues with mismanaged consent, but that's the point and I think it's a good point to make, that there are no safe routes. Honestly, the way it's used is what comes to mind when people ask, "When is a good reason to put sexual violence in a work?" Same as those two scenes (you know which ones) in Analogue: A Hate Story. Not that I'd ever give anyone guff for passing on them because of that content.
  27. Recently completed video games

    I finished Detroit and I must say, it is way below Heavy Rain for me. To call the race aspect heavy handed is an understatement, it's constantly shoving it in your face and comparing android to slaves, to the point of it almost being funny. What isn't much fun however is the terrible writing all the way through and pay off that amounts to just about nothing. Looking at the stats I realize I took a somewhat different route than most, but it was very forgettable, I can barely remember what happened to the different characters here a week after completing it. There is also in the beginning waaay too much busy work. I don't want to clean his apartment, or drive this cunt around in his wheelchair for 20 min. It does look great though. Ranges from looking great to jaw dropping with some particular chapters being amazing. All in all I did enjoy it, but it suffers from most of the standard Cage stuff. At times it really does hit what it is going for though, even if also heavy handed, the part near the end but more often than not when they are trying to go for these things, it just feels like a cheap rip off of real life events but with androids copied in. Another point of how inconsistent the game universe feels: But in the end, I still enjoyed it. But man... It could be so much better
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