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    I can definitely see that. As much as I enjoy watching the mythology episodes, I can see that overall it’s hot garbage - but it’s my got garbage, you feel me? It is pretty clear they’re making it up as they go along, with stuff like the black oil serving whatever purpose the writers need them to serve at the moment. But I feel that it’s fine, since we’re still getting high stakes and big character development moments in these episodes, and I’m all for it. I actually really like season five and feel that it has the best mythology episodes, even though what you said it’s true - this is where stuff starts getting really complicated and it starts being obvious that they won’t be able to resolve it all in a satisfying manner. But this season we also saw the intriduction of Jeffrey Spender, a brilliant foil to Mulder, Mulder’s crisis of faith, Scully’s budding belief in aliens (and that incredible hypnosis scene where she remembers seeing the alien ship, where Gillian Anderson’s acting really gave me chills).

    So I think this really goes back to the plot vs characters thing, in the end. I can forgive a series plot that has a big chance of going nowhere as long as it really gives the characters room to grow. At the very least, at least Scully taught us how to make rolling your eyes at all this stupid alien trout in a sexy way
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    Okay, I know I’m committing fan heresy but... so far I like season nine. The fiery monster of the week episode was very chilling with some fantastic character scenes that help build the relationships between the main trio, and Agent Doggett was shown from a surprising new angle that just makes me feel for him even more. I can understand why many people don’t hold the later seasons in high regard - the cast changes, the convoluted myth arc, the post 9/11 climate - but overall I am still really enjoying the X-files, and though things have changed (something ends, something begins, as we’re often reminded by the Witcher ), I still feel the core of the show remains. The search for the truth against all odds, with some awesome supernatural elements sprinkled with human drama.

    So I’m ready to be crucified and called Lucifer because I still love the X-files and it’s not a guilty pleasure
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    np~ and yep, fun times with those comments, heh.
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    Listening to it right now. It’s very pleasant. And I definitely get that Samurai Champloo vine.
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    I’ll take a look at work tomorrow, thanks! In general, though my background is in art music, I’m pretty open to anything realky
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    Btw, Sudeways has just put out another really fun video

    Insistently, it has probably helped me understand why I like Blinded by Light and FFIII’s boss theme so much - they do the tension build up thing that he mentions talking about Chopin.
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    I think TV tropes mentioned that. Theyre apparently well liked by fans, but execs wanted them to be dropped. Idk, maybe it’s the times, since nerd culture wasn’t really as much an accepted thing back in the day, I guess
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    They do, and I really wish this series could last longer! I love the lighter tone it has as it really fits the characters - the Gunmen were always very fun to watch whenever they showed up. Though I heard the execs apparently hated them? Which is just baffling.
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    So we’ve finished season 8! And while I understand the frustration with Mulder being out of focus, watching it for the first time knowing that the new movie and seasons 10 and 11 again allowed me to really appreciate what this season set out to achieve. Overall, I liked it a lot. More than season 7, definitely, and probably more than seasons 1 and 2 as well, but it’s still not the series peak that was to me seasons 3 to 6. While I missed the more comedic episodes - of which there were none this season - I liked both the introduction of Doggett and Reyes, and since I know Mulder and Scully will come back to the center stage later, I feel like I can appreciate them for what they are. Doggett especially was quite cool, with a very solid arc throughout and in general being far more likable than I expected. Other than that, the entire series was super tense and I loved the little nostalgic nods to what the series has been over the years, interspersed with big new elements, signifying a big change in the series. I also feel that whenever Mulder was on screen, he was utilized very well, and Scully’s pregnancy was another very strong point.

    So now I enter season nine a bit apprehensive. On the one hand, I really like the new opening sequence, and I love how apparently Skinner is listed as main cast now, so I’m very happy to see more of him because I am in love with him so hard. The season premiere was also decent, really upping the stakes. Then again, Mulder being pretty much completely gone this time around and Scully being very out of focus is very worrying. And while I enjoy Doggett and Reyes, I can’t help but feel sad about this changing of the guard, even though I have the comfort of knowing that this is temporary. Oh, and Cart Elwes was a very welcome surprise when it comes to casting - I’ve always loved him as an actor and was not expecting him here!

    I’m the meantime, we’ve also started watching the Lone Gunmen, so at least we have that to keep us grounded while we go through this very different season.
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by Wolf Kanno on 01-22-2018 at 04:23 AM
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by Wolf Kanno on 06-14-2016 at 09:21 AM
So tonight I finally broke out a Christmas present I received several years ago that I never watched. Partly because for the first time in a long time, I felt ready for it. I acquired a DVD set that featured the entire DiC dub of the first two seasons of Sailor Moon, so basically the original dub, not the new one. Original Western score, Sailor Says, and the whole "Serena and Darien" name changes.

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by Wolf Kanno on 02-23-2016 at 07:49 AM
This was going to have a subtitle, but they all sounded like pretentious academic papers and that kind of goes against the point of all of this.

So recently I began reading a very in-depth article series about two series worked on by one of the more influential game designers/writers in my life, Tetsuya Takahashi. I'll leave it up to Google for you to figure out why. Anyway, it was mostly a really well written and interesting analysis of the works and I actually learn a few things

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by Wolf Kanno on 08-01-2015 at 10:07 AM
So lately I've been reminded of one of my life goals was that I wanted to one day build my own arcade for myself. Get all the games I grew up on and just have a fun little place devoted to letting me play through the classics and relieve the arcade scene I grew up in. I've been discussing this with friends as we try to create a list of the games we would add to the arcade. Of course there would be the classics like Galaga, Gauntlet, Pac-Man, Paperboy, Frogger, and Dig Dug but I also thought about

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