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astriatus

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Date Signed Up:2/09/2011
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#4 - And I wouldn't have it any other way. Though the music is great, too.  [+] (4 new replies) 06/05/2013 on Dat Context... +1
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User avatar #17 - docxy (06/06/2013) [-]
User avatar #12 - gallifreyan (06/06/2013) [-]
I hate you. Now I want to watch this, and I can't find my external drive...
#6 - astriatus (06/05/2013) [-]
Impressive, sir. I usually just scour YouTube for my favorites.
#29 - You make some interesting points. First and foremost, I must a… 06/05/2013 on suggestions 0
#17 - You've just sent the man on one season of good, a second seaso… 06/05/2013 on suggestions 0
#16 - The Aincrad and Alfheim Online arcs of Sword Art Online are te…  [+] (2 new replies) 06/05/2013 on suggestions +1
User avatar #18 - deescalation (06/05/2013) [-]
I need to change that on my notepad document, they're so different I just put '"season" out of habit.

I didn't like how they turned their strong female lead into a fan service / rape / tentacle rape tool that did very little to add to the narrative besides besides being the Princess Peach to our immensely overpowered Mario.The second arc seemed to rely on the Deus Ex Machina method of story telling a lot more than the first arc did, and I feel like the writers allowed Kirito to win no matter what just because he was "Kirito" at that point. We also had a lot of characters from the first arc that Kirito bonded with, and they all got their own episodes, but in the entire second arc we only get to see them in more of a cameo roll, and I feel that the show could have benefited from bringing back those characters that we only just started to get to know, instead of introducing handful of new characters that we're only going to forget about in the next arc. Also...the cousin love thing

I really enjoyed the first arc (hence my avatar) and I piss my brother off all the time by using "I solo the frontlines" as a new age "LEEEEEROOOOYYY JEEEENKINS!" in almost every game we play, but the second arc really disappointed me.
#29 - astriatus (06/05/2013) [-]
You make some interesting points. First and foremost, I must agree that the relationship between Suguha and Kirito comes off as a needless complication to an otherwise digitally-centered plotline. If anything, it seems that the writers wanted to emphasize the real-world side of Kirito as a character, and Sugu was the most convenient solution—a Chehkov's boomerang, if you will.

I also see your point on how Asuna was, in some ways, devalued as a character—she's certainly not the same admirable female lead we came to know through Aincrad. However, rather simply branding her as tentacle rape fan service (which, you must admit, is a brief and minor detail, though the molestation scene at the end was genuinely disturbing), I would say that her character has been given a similar disparity treatment as Kirito.

In order to help distinguish Alfheim Online from Aincrad (a difficult task given the shared premise of VRMMORPG), Alfheim's Asuna is less powerful, and comparably helpless. This effectively sets up the arc's 'white knight in shining armor' trope, albeit in a rather cliche manner.

If I were to guess, I'd say that the omission of the batch of side characters until the final episode's cameo scene followed the same logic: distinguishing arc two from arc one, and showing alternate sides of fan-favorite characters.

Regardless, I must applaud the studio for keeping Asuna concealed during the aforementioned molestation scene. To have seen her nude would have been utterly disparaging, and I'm glad that they avoided it.

Personally, I'd give the Aincrad arc of SAO a 9.5/10, but Alfheim a 7/10, and for many of the reasons you've pointed out. However, from a critical standpoint, I found Alfheim Online to be immensely entertaining, as it makes effective use of many writing strategies to distance itself from what SAO was thought to be. From a viewer standpoint, it was simply good.
#17 - Well, I've seen the show, and under the name of "Haganai:…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/04/2013 on Maria +1
User avatar #18 - ReeferTrees (06/04/2013) [-]
That's probably cause it's the english version of the name.

Most sites I go to only got the japanese name
#3 - I still can't get over the fact that the animation during Taig… 06/04/2013 on Reminds me of WCDonalds 0
#35 - Not with a Zweihander you didn't. "Stab" is not befi…  [+] (1 new reply) 06/04/2013 on Got 99 Souls But A Witch... +1
#49 - anonexplains (06/30/2013) [-]
I usually go with smish
#13 - Haganai. The source is Haganai. Screw your multi-syll…  [+] (4 new replies) 06/04/2013 on Maria +4
#15 - ReeferTrees (06/04/2013) [-]
No it's not.
User avatar #67 - pebar (06/04/2013) [-]
That has got to be the saddest pic I've ever seen.
#17 - astriatus (06/04/2013) [-]
Well, I've seen the show, and under the name of "Haganai: I Don't Have Many Friends." Maybe my files are mislabeled.
User avatar #18 - ReeferTrees (06/04/2013) [-]
That's probably cause it's the english version of the name.

Most sites I go to only got the japanese name
#58 - My summary of Vividred Operation: Strike Witches mixed with Po… 06/03/2013 on i love this 0
#5 - Given how entertaining the 11 are, I wish 111 wasn't a typo.  [+] (1 new reply) 06/03/2013 on i love this -1
#6 - tanabata (06/03/2013) [-]
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Its not a typo. There are literally 111 overall.
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#3 - No such thing as too much sauce confirmation. Yes, t…  [+] (5 new replies) 06/03/2013 on i love this +3
User avatar #43 - fargone (06/03/2013) [-]
I've always had trouble explaining VO, but "Strike Witches mixed with Power Rangers" sums it up perfectly.
#8 - anonexplains (06/03/2013) [-]
"Strike witches mixed with power ranger."
That. sounds. awsome.
#4 - tanabata (06/03/2013) [-]
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Except Strike Witches has 111 girls and not 4.
#5 - astriatus (06/03/2013) [-]
Given how entertaining the 11 are, I wish 111 wasn't a typo.
#6 - tanabata (06/03/2013) [-]
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Its not a typo. There are literally 111 overall.
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#18 - The console wrap up (PS3 and Xbox 360 were excluded, since the…  [+] (17 new replies) 05/26/2013 on Accurate +4
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User avatar #28 - cryingchicken (05/26/2013) [-]
I disagree,

>PS4 isn't really all that powerful. It is powerful but not "incredibly powerful". Also we still barely know anything about the console and I doubt there will be much opportunity for indie games considering the fact that it isn't open source.
>Xbox one is actually a fair bit less powerful than the PS4.
>Steambox really isn't that far away at all, I predict sometime in 2014.
>Vita is a flop and less powerful than the average smartphone.
>3DS has countless issues e.g. screen resolution, battery life and a price that is way more than it's worth. The games make up for this though.
User avatar #26 - rampu (05/26/2013) [-]
Actually, The Xbox one is very slightly less powerful than the PS4, it's a negligible difference, but a difference nonetheless.
#24 - bluemagebrilly (05/26/2013) [-]
Sadly Nintendo isn't doing anything to help their WiiU, since they're apparently going to put the newest Super Smash on 3DS.
User avatar #27 - Kalas (05/26/2013) [-]
They say it's gonna be made for both consoles 3DS and Wii U and it is gonna have compatibility between the two, which would be awesome.
User avatar #25 - HordeyWordey (05/26/2013) [-]
They're also putting it on Wii U and making both versions interconnectable.
Apparently interconnectable isn't a word.
#50 - bluemagebrilly (05/26/2013) [-]
Oh, like Monster Hunter 3 U? That'd be cool. I didn't realize that; I was only showed the 3DS box for it.
#22 - dildoes (05/26/2013) [-]
"3DS is perfect."
#19 - pearfield (05/26/2013) [-]
"3DS is perfect"
User avatar #36 - ipaintmyfloor (05/26/2013) [-]
The only thing negative i've heard about the 3ds is the fact that there's only 1 circlepad, and only "hardcore" faggots gamers are complaining about that.
User avatar #48 - cryingchicken (05/26/2013) [-]
>240p resolution
>shit battery life
>expensive
>not gonna be worth it until X and Y comes out
>disappointing 3d effects

Why is this website full of fanboys?
User avatar #49 - ipaintmyfloor (05/26/2013) [-]
>true
>true
>relatively
>so in the end it's still worth it, must be a compliment
>opinionative

the xl has a better battery life and that's the one i got.
i should've specified that was talking about the xl
User avatar #40 - zomaru (05/26/2013) [-]
Joystick....
User avatar #42 - ipaintmyfloor (05/26/2013) [-]
Nintendo calls it a circle pad. If they didn't i would've called it a joystick too.
User avatar #43 - zomaru (05/26/2013) [-]
As ironic as the name joystick is, because the amount of force you will be applying can be anything but joyful, but it is the proper name.
User avatar #45 - ipaintmyfloor (05/26/2013) [-]
If you really wanted to be proper then you would be calling it an analog stick, and not a joy stick.
User avatar #46 - zomaru (05/26/2013) [-]
I suppose you would be correct, what I meant was it is the common name.
#12 - We're talking about anime canon here. Even the likes of Anothe… 05/26/2013 on Realistic effects 0
#10 - Reminds me of Blood-C. 05/26/2013 on I Do what I want -1
#51 - "There! I drew you like one of my French girls, now shut … 05/21/2013 on clever title +3
#186 - Proof that Cubone makes everything better. 05/21/2013 on Bandwagon 0
#28 - "fighting, not scifi" You do realize you're… 05/14/2013 on GIMME ANIME 0
#5 - We, the viewers, would win, because the unending draw would le… 05/14/2013 on Samurai Champloo debate +1
#34 - I try. 05/14/2013 on Story of my life +1
#5 - I cannot in all good conscience recommend this anime. Because …  [+] (8 new replies) 05/13/2013 on Story of my life +19
#27 - dcj (05/13/2013) [-]
That was a beautifully intelligent comment. Thank you, kind sir, for gracing the world with that comment.
#34 - astriatus (05/14/2013) [-]
I try.
#8 - ironstrike (05/13/2013) [-]
**ironstrike rolled a random image posted in comment #3638970 at MMORPG ITEM COLLECTIVE EXPERIENCE **

Well, you just implied that you've seen it from start to finish. Now a bunch of people you will never know, know that you've watched this anime.

Congradulations! We're fucking retarded!
#29 - originialname (05/13/2013) [-]
**originialname rolled a random image posted in comment #73 at Every Death Was Life (Read Desc) **.....are you mentally ill?
#32 - ironstrike (05/13/2013) [-]
**ironstrike rolled a random image posted in comment #4339883 at My Little Pony fanfiction, backgrounds, songs, lyrics, and GIFs. **

Are you fucking retarded
#35 - originialname (05/14/2013) [-]
**originialname rolled a random image posted in comment #26 at /b/ in a nutshell ** oh boy, you can use swear words, im proud of you sunny boy
#36 - ironstrike (05/14/2013) [-]
**ironstrike rolled a random image posted in comment #1843029 at Friendly **

Thank you.

I'd insult your grammar and or punctuation, but quite frankly it's fair to say the least.

Now back to your comment, it's as original as your name.
#37 - originialname (05/14/2013) [-]
**originialname rolled a random image posted in comment #55 at Nay ** Oh boy i can judge peoples grammar, im so cool .
#314 - Inori from Guilty Crown. I'm good. 05/11/2013 on yeah for zombies 0
#167 - It is a bit hand-over-fist, isn't it. 05/08/2013 on When school is over and... 0
#62 - It really is a perfectly defensible claim. I enjoyed the show …  [+] (2 new replies) 05/08/2013 on When school is over and... +2
User avatar #84 - yusay (05/08/2013) [-]
It wasn't the shift as much as it was that it was done poorly.
#167 - astriatus (05/08/2013) [-]
It is a bit hand-over-fist, isn't it.
#14 - Toradora!, Valkyria Chronicles, Tasogare Otome X Amnesia, and … 05/04/2013 on Looking for anime... +1
#7 - My first thought: Blood-C Kudos to anyone who's seen … 05/03/2013 on Inquiry 0
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