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Slimek

  • Scotland
  • Joined Jun 17, 2011
  • 17 / M

My profile description can be found here, anime-planet is too restricted when it comes to length:

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IssacandAsimov says...

That's another title for the never-shrinking backlog, then. I do suppose a film directed by the man who also directed Angel's Egg, Gosenzosama Banbanzai and various parts of Urusei Yatsura shouldn't necessairly reflect the series, after all.

Jan 25, 2013
IssacandAsimov says...

Well, if your laptop and TV both have the appropriate ports, you could hook them up via an HDMI cable, but if it's not any cheaper then it's probably not worth bothering. If you like the animation in P&S, it's really a natural evolution of the work done in Dead Leaves by some of the same staff. Not quite as good, but available pretty cheaply on DVD (only R1, it seems) or legally over YouTube for free (not sure if it's region blocked). You might even want to look into Sushio's work as a whole, as his style tends to look pretty simmilar to this (his work Kittan Zero on the TTGL Parallel Works 2 collection is a great example). I'd dropped GitS:SAC for being a mix of tedious and aggravating, and as such hadn't really considered watching the films. Are the movies particularly divergent from the style of the series?

Jan 24, 2013
IssacandAsimov says...

Kindles are said to be easier to read from than standard monitors, so maybe it won't be as tiring as reading off a screen tends to be. And the Kindle version seems to be pretty cheap, too.

I wouldn't discount Descartes, but greater minds have made more developed arguments around the same ideas since. Clever, but becoming more of a historical figure. The trouble with travel is that, like study, it requires time and money, but unlike study, there's no scholarships or government grants to finance it.

If you're importing, anything you can run VLC on can function as a region-free DVD player. People say it also works with BDs, but I'm not sure how well. Just as an option if the R1 release is cheaper or if you'd want to get the region A BD release. I'd consider "PPG crossed with Drawn Together" to be slightly closer, but yeah, that's accurate enough. Actually, Funimation has the first two dubbed episodes on YouTube if you want to check those before buying it. It's a pretty good dub, too.

Jan 23, 2013
YaoiFan says...

Nie mam na liscie ulub. Q jest moja nigdy ci jej nie oddam (zawsze chciałes msyu ja sobie wez) TO TY JESTES ZŁODZIEJEM LOLIT I NIGDY CI JEJ NIE ODDAM :]

PS: TO JA DO NIEJ FAPIIE :>

Jan 22, 2013
IssacandAsimov says...

A digital version trumps no version, but there's something unpleasant about reading books on a screen. Well, regardless, it's hardly a bad place to start out with Vonnegut, even if it's not the one that makes all those "best books" lists like Slaughterhouse-five. Are you familiar with Goodreads, by the way? It's a site kind of like this one, but for books. But the real benefit of it is that it takes the books you've read and the ratings you've given, and then recommends further reading. The recommendations are rather decent there. You might appreciate it.

I seem to be the only person in the major to have not encountered Hume at some point, but Descartes, well, I respect the line of thought he started, but his proposed proof of God is so flawed I wonder if it was only inserted out of political pressure. Further, thinkers like Spinoza took that ball and went in more interesting directions with it. But I've seen entire lecture periods get swallowed up in discussing single sentences from the works of these individuals, so this is likely not an ideal place to get too far into these matters (for multiple reasons). But if you enjoy Epicurus, perhaps you'd respond well to the metaphyiscs of Ralph Waldo Emerson. True, he doesn't have the same historical import as a Presocratic, but it's certainly of interest. And a less dry read than, say, Pierce. Although if you're going contemporary, there's always feminist epistemology which seems like Socrates' "What is knowledge" expanded, modernized and contextualized. Although I suppose I'm biased towards suggesting that field since it's the one that recreated that same "world turned upside-down" feeling the Theaetetus did. I can suggest some figures from that field, if your'e interested. You almost make me not want to graduate yet since you remind me there is still so much I am yet to be exposed to while still under the tutelage of professors well versed in their subjects. After all, there was only time to get to one class on Asian literature, and that focused on texts like the Kojiki and The Tale of Genji rather than much in the way of philosophy as the texts you mentioned.

I've no idea what's been put out in Poland, but Panty and Stocking with Garterbelt does at least have a region 2 DVD release, so it's possible that shop might have it. Considering that our scores on anime seem so convergent, I'd advise priortizing that when considering your budget for this. True, it's not the BD release, but modern anime tends to upscale pretty well on a BD player like a PS3. Or they might not have it at all, rendering this moot. But enjoy the glut. Once you get a few episodes into a marathon of a series, it gets much easier to just keep going. Provided you like the series, of course. Before you know it, a few hours have passed and you're almost done with a season of something.

Jan 22, 2013