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Snowman

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  1. Amazing write-up Kiro! Great to see that everyone remembers the league so fondly. Even after all these years, I find myself thinking about those races from time to time. It was definitely some of the most intense, high pressure (and fun!) online gaming I've ever taken part in. Many's the time I would cross the finish line and my heart rate would be absolutely through the roof. Good times.
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    A new Macross series is finally upon us! I enjoyed the first episode (although perhaps that's simply because I'm hyped at the prospect of more Macross). It was pretty silly, especially in the second half, but the characters were reasonably likeable so that's an immediate improvement over Frontier. It's early days but in terms of overall tone, Delta definitely feels like a cross between Frontier and 7. I suspect that's more likely to put people off though.
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    It's more of the same. If you don't like what you've seen so far, you definitely won't like the rest.
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    Who on earth is paying for all this? It seems rather too good to be true.
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    I'm inclined to agree but even so, I still really like the stuff she did for Frontier. It helps that the show itself is kind of a distant memory at this point so I can enjoy the music without dwelling too much on the baggage that came with it.
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    I've been listening to the Macross Plus and Frontier soundtracks for the first time in a few years. I'd forgotten just how good they are. It really has me pining for that new series although goodness knows how long it'll be before that actually materializes.
  7. The shots of the X-wings and the Falcon are awesome. The forest bit reminds me of Game of Thrones though.
  8. Like womblingfree says, there's no need to panic (just yet). From ANN: Ghibli really should have spent the last few decades 'creating an environment for the next generation' of animation talent but it seems that Miyazaki is such a horribly bitter old man that there was never any chance of that happening while he was still in charge.
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    Where does Taimanin Asagi fit in to this tale of misery and woe?
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    Edit: I forgot to mention that the video and images are NSFW / Meh approved. Talking of live action anime, a bunch of filmakers and artists have come together to create some sort of homage to the original Ghost in the Shell movie. It's all slightly misleading though. I mean, the video above seems to imply that they're putting together a live action version of the film's intro sequence but apparently, the purpose of the project was simply to create a series of still images.They do look pretty awesome though.
  11. Fuck me. I mean, I guess it was inevitable but still, seeing it writ large in a press release like that... It's pretty fucking weird. Also, that press release seems to boil down to... 'Look guys, all those interconnected books and comics and games were never really canonical. Only the stuff that George had a hand in were truly considered as canon OK? P.S. We'd like to take this opportunity to announce a brand new continuity consisting of books, comics and games, none of which George has anything to do with.' ...which falls somewhere between quite odd and massively ironic. It'll be fascinating, in a rather morbid way, to see how they go about repurposing elements of the old EU.
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    There's nowt wrong with the second season of Stand Alone Complex you bastards. Eden of the East. It's what the director (and creative team?) behind Stand Alone Complex did next.
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    Yeah, sounds about right. I'm just going to set my expectations as low as possible and then maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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    Well, it can't be any worse than Frontier... right?
  15. Well that was a weird race. I was kind of all over the place and struggling to concentrate, especially in the second half. I thought the recommended three stop strategy was a bit excessive but I ended up stopping five times. It's a really fun track though. I think the last game I played that featured Jerez must have been F1 World Grand Prix on the N64, fifteen odd years ago.
  16. My rather late race report: It had its ups and downs but overall I had a blast. I managed to qualify 3rd which I was pretty happy with, even if it was over two seconds off Marmite's time. I had a decent start and just about clung onto 3rd. As Picasso mentioned, he gave me a tap coming out of the chicane at the end of lap 2 (No worries mate!) which dropped me to the back of the field. Since I had nothing to lose, I thought I'd gamble on a one stop strategy and it pretty much worked out. After everyone had made their final stops, I found myself back in 3rd again but Picasso was reeling me in at high speed with Meers not far behind. Alas, my primes were pretty knackered by that stage and Picasso breezed past me. I thought I might have been able to hold off Meers but he got me on the penultimate lap. Still, 5th isn't too shabby, and I had some great racing with pretty much everyone at one point or other (aside from Joyce and Marmite obviously ). No connection issues either! Hooray! Sorry to hear you're taking a break Rice, although it's entirely understandable.
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    Wow, I haven't visited United Publications in ages. Hasn't changed a bit. I haven't bought any figures for a long time either but when I did, I used UP and ebay. These days, I'd probably use AmiAmi, Hobby Search and HLJ. They all have a good reputation, although I'm not sure what they're like as far as import charges are concerned.
  18. You dropped out again too, eh? My evening: 1. Join lobby. Microphone malfunctioning for no apparent reason. 2. Start qualifying. It's raining. Go for a piss. 3. Come back. Exit pitlane. Get disconnected. 4. Rejoin lobby. (Thanks for the invite Captain!) 5. Hear murmurings of people's qualifying sessions ending prematurely. What fuckwittery is this? 6. Start race from 8th for some reason. 7. Find it difficult to spot apexes in overcast conditions. 8. Go wide during esses on opening lap. Return to track and get hit from behind. That was probably my fault, so apologies to whoever that was. 9. Narrowly avoid a spinning Force India. 10. End of lap 2. Get disconnected again. 11. Return to main menu. Game hard locks. 12.
  19. Seven Seas has licensed The Lucifer and Biscuit Hammer. I only ever read the first few chapters so this'll be an opportune moment to get back on board.
  20. Sorry guys, looks like I won't make it home in time for the race this evening.
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