What did you just Buy/Receive?

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    Got myself a cheap fighting stick. I saved the last hour of the Samurai Shodown demo until this came, and I glad I did. I haven't used a arcade fighting stick in ages so it will take me a while to be fully comfortable with this, but despite that it still made playing the game way more fun than using a gamepad. So far I don't mind the small size, I think it's kinda cute lol.

  • I didn't expect to ever see one of these again, let alone in full color!

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  • Got a newer model Walkman. Been 10+ years since I actually held a Walkman product in my own hands. Seeing that logo makes me kinda nostalgic, even if the product itself is very different from the cassette-holding one my father used to have. Using it solely for FLAC music burnt from CDs. Now I need to upgrade my wired earbuds.

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  • More graphic novels. The whole Preacher series. Like the other physical graphic novels, I read this years ago on my computer.

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  • @ezekiel Oh! The TV show is fucking great. I thought you picked up the shitty M. Night Avatar flick.

  • @capnbobamous ya can't, upvote me

  • @capnbobamous said in What did you just Buy/Receive?:

    @spikewolf_26 huh?

    You asked him like three months ago how to downvote a comment. Just finished Avatar. That four part series finale was great. Better ending than I expected. Just kind of disappointed there's no closure on Azula.

    This week's purchases:

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    That Sandman book is huge!

  • @Ezekiel There are graphic novels that continue the story, and I'm pretty sure they are considered canon. That said, they're pretty bad so I don't recommend reading them.

  • @capnbobamous As far as I am concerned, the comics never happened. LoK I've come to hate over the years to the point I sold all of my DVDs. There were too many bad writing decisions, frustrating side characters, retcons, and just awful fan fic quality writing.

  • @brawlman I could never make it through the first season of LoK. It was just hard for me to get into it. Also, I truly wish I never read the novels. It throws character development out the window, and like you said, feels like fanfic.

  • @capnbobamous I tried really hard to give LoK a chance thinking it could better. Season 2 pissed me off for adding backstory/origin of the Avatar that was not needed and ruined the mystery. The romance got in the fucking way for 2 and a half seasons straight. Korra and Mako were unlikable in those 2 seasons. And the ending more or less turned in to dbz for that season. Having implied Aang played favorites with his children made it really out of character and I pretends that never happened. S3 made some things better, but other things worse. S4 is where I more or less gave up. I hate Suyin Beifong (Lin's younger sister), I hate how they developed Toph into an old crone who ran away from her problems tries to blame it on her own children (who she also played favorites with) or parents, and fuck the Spirits. They don't deserve life or any good fortune. The romantic pairing with Asami and Korra was an ass pull too, was done more as a stunt to score LGBT points than meaningful development. Nothing against those that are gay, but that was a total ass pull.

    Now as far as recent buys: I got Alita on Blu-ray and I bought a collection of William Blake poems.

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    Just got Hell Boy 1&2 & animated movies on bluray. Also Game of Thrones S7 online Bluray,Also got Wolfenstien 1&2and old blood for ps4

  • I can't decide which version to watch first. Theatrical, Redux or Final.

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  • Got these on Monday:

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    Casino was great. After this second viewing, I consider it one of Martin Scorsese's best. A great mobster movie, up there with Goodfellas. The UHD puts my old Blu-ray to shame. I skimmed through the Blu-ray after. The new image is still soft because it's just that kind of movie, filmed in Super 35, but it's clearer and more naturally colored. Looks more like a film print now that it's no longer limited to 1080p and the YCbCr color space (because film has a wider range of colors than YCbCr). I'm kind of sad this expensive format will be used almost strictly for the more popular movies. I'd love to see what a Rainer Werner Fassbinder picture would look like. His movies have such nice colors to begin with.

    Yesterday, I played the first hour of Astral Chain and watched the first episode of The Wire. I've already seen The Wire twice, as crappy DVD rips. I like the clarity and color of this Blu-ray version, but I'm still not sure how I feel about the new aspect ratio. I know some scenes are zoomed in, while others are expanded on the sides.

    I also got a cabinet last week. I have enough movies now to warrant one. Took me two evenings to build it.

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    Gonna be a long while before it's full.

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    Sandman Omnibus 2 and Goodfellas UHD are arriving in about a week. I'm halfway through Sandman Omnibus 1 and I'm enjoying it.

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  • @ezekiel Maaaaaan, The Wire is so good. Depressing to the point that I don't think I could put myself through it again but so, so good.

  • @e_zed_eh_intern said in What did you just Buy/Receive?:

    @ezekiel Maaaaaan, The Wire is so good. Depressing to the point that I don't think I could put myself through it again but so, so good.

    Yeah, I think I remember the creator David Simon saying that the point of it is that no matter what public service position you are in, whether it's the police, docks, schools, politics or press, you are compromised. He said it was largely inspired by Greek tragedies and Shakespeare.

  • Vision test and glasses that will be ready in two weeks. I've been using the same glasses since like 2005. My vision degraded slightly over the last fourteen years, which is amazing, considering how much I'm in front of my computer (and, more recently, TV) in a dimly lit room. I mainly just use them for the TV, even though everything at a distance is blurry. The test and two pairs for 91 dollars without insurance.