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DarkChaplain
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Welcome to the Profile of CL's Lord Inquisitor, Lord of the End Times, Brutally Honest Cynic as well as Prime Martyr and Cancer of CL! Precure Enthusiast, Reader & Reviewer, Apparently Legendary.


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DarkChaplain joined on May 14th, 2010, since that has made 3742 posts that are still accessible today, 151 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, DarkChaplain has given 6940 upvotes, and was last online on Apr 24th, 2018.


  • In What anime is everyone watching currently?

    Wotakoi episode 1 has been very entertaining for me, so I'll keep watching that. Looking forward to episode 2 tomorrow. Neat comedy, relatable cast.

    Tachibanakan Triangle appears to be a clusterfuck, but I'll stick with it (3 episodes in) due to it being a 3:30m series only anyway. I have no idea if I like it or not at this stage, because it is all over the place and full of cliched characters.

    Fumikiri Jikan was kinda meh after one episode, and then episode 2 was complete and utter shite. Another 3:30m series that had promise going in, but then introduced separate characters the next episode that just don't appeal whatsoever. I mean, there was ZR, but the protagonist boy was just complete and utter garbage and I'd have prefered it had he jumped onto the train tracks instead of monologueing about how ero his crush is for 3 minutes straight.

    Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These episode 3 was better than the previous two, which wasn't hard I admit. There were no space battles in this one, so less CGI, and they covered the youth of Reinhard von Müsel and Siegfried Kircheis, which also meant Annerose von Grünewald made her debut. Annerose is just as delightful as I remember her from the novels, and probably a bit more appealing than the OVA incarnation (which may have something to do with modern animation techniques allowing for more depth in her movements and tells, but also with the reduced forehead). Annerose was the highlight here for me, but overall it did things well. I don't like the character designs much, but in some scenes Reinhard at least looked more like the Golden Brat he is supposed to be. Too bad they somewhat censored his brawling in this adaptation, by just showing the end of it. Also no scene of him and Kircheis jumping in a well, just, again, the aftermath at home. A pity.

    Still, this may be better the more it focuses on the Space Opera, without the battles. It didn't do that well, and I'm still not convinced by the back-and-forth format, but at least they didn't cut so much of the world building this time. They did rush through the way Arle Heinessen escaped from the Goldenbaum Dynasty, sadly. I was surprised they even mentioned Theoria, though, while not mentioning the Empire's relocation to Odin iirc. Phezzan still hasn't entered the field even in passing mention, but I can deal with that.

    Here's hoping the next episode will actually show Jessica and the Patriotic Knight Corps, and underline what a scumbag Job Trünicht is...

  • In What anime is everyone watching currently?

    @EvoRulz Because she is forcing her own feelings onto Hiro and everybody else. She is easily manipulated, doesn't realize her partner has been looking out for her all this time and even confessed to her while she keeps trying to meddle with the protagonist who has obviously no feelings of the sort for her, and instead is looking at his own partner. She then messes with his partner right at the critical moment where they needed to talk things through after their traumatic experiences, then forces her own will in getting his partner dismissed from the entire team, still prohibiting her from seeing Hiro, instead going to badly cut him some apples and become a controlling girlfriend figure who won't have no for an answer, then later bullshits Zero Two some more til some other team members speak up, then acts surprised when Zero Two snaps after being a desperate, broken mess for a while already. Heck, she fucking forced a kiss onto Hiro when he was trying to go after his (ex)partner, all while her own partner who loves her dearly is watching.

    Ichigo is incredibly selfish. She thinks she's looking out for Hiro and protecting him, but really, she is suffocating him and denying him his own freedom of choice.

  • In What are you hyped about?

    Looks like the game was pulled by EA, I guess the rights reverted to McGee or sth. Your best bet would be buying it on Origin, or snatching a key somewhere for cheap.

  • In What are you hyped about?

    But.... this has been out for like 10 years?

  • In One Piece [Anime Discussion]

    I still wish the character designs hadn't gone to shit after the timeskip. Too many breast expansions for everyone....

    Guess I should read more of the mango when I get the time, if only to clear my Kindle and get back in the habit of reading comics to catch up on my reading goals...

  • In What anime is everyone watching currently?

    Alright, new season, though not everything is out yet. First impressions of what I've watched so far.

    Uma Musume: Pretty Derby was more of a joke download a week or so ago, and since nothing else had aired yet, I watched it with my friend and partner in crime. We haven't laughed as hard in ages, and were honestly impressed with how good this show actually is, three episodes in now. Special Week and Silence Suzuka are going to be a mainstay this season.

    Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online episode 1 was pretty garbage. The show managed to build no tension whatsoever, and the depiction of pink-loli-protag was contradictory at best. First she's the eternal decoy who doesn't even realize she is, cries for help a lot and is constantly amazed by her teammate knowing his shit (as in, basic know-how that others didn't, including "don't stick your head out all the time and stand in plain sight when there's a sniper around" or "don't engage needlessly"), but then in the end she goes full rambo and doesn't suffer even a scratch at close range and unveils her super agility powers. What. I was bored the entire time. The technical stuff would be interesting if it weren't as basic, shallow and bog-standard.

    Darling in the Franxx continues to hit its stride, with episode 13 being the best episode yet. Really well-put, and all the buildup and world shaping really pays off now. Screw the naysayers who got annoyed with the character episodes, they all tie back together to what is going on right now and weren't wasted fluff to begin with. I can't wait to see how this progresses.

    3D Kanojo was cliched in a way, rushed in another, but pretty damn adorable as well. The pilot episode really charged to the main drama point of the series, and while many people decry Iroha as a "slut" because she *gasp* dated guys before (fucking hell MAL has become a shitstain), there's a lot of unexpected nuance in behaviors here that make Iroha a highly intriguing character to me. The art direction also feels very comfortable.

    Legend of the Galactic Heroes meanwhile is in the process of breaking my heart with the masses of mediocre CGI, making it seem like the 2D characters are pasted into a CG world. The pilot episode covered far less than the one of the 80s/90s adaptation did, while also splitting the viewpoints in half, tackling only Reinhard's empire side while keeping Yang Wen-li and the Free Planets Alliance out of the picture. The looped background space battle CGI was atrocious and jarring to watch. On top of that, the character designs feel way off, especially for the younger characters. At least Merkatz looks okay, I guess...

    Uchuu Senkan Tiramisu was hot garbage, though. I did not laugh even once. It was drivel, drivel of the most unfunny sort. I thought only US cartoons could be this dreary. Garbage.


    I'm still planning on watching Nil Admirari no Tenbin, Persona 5, Caligula Effect, Golden Kamuy (which sadly wasn't up early enough last night to catch me before being too tired), and am still watching Beatless and Hugtto! Precure. Probably going to check out some of the other stuff as I go along too.

  • In Daily Happiness Thread

    https://i.redd.it/qh93opjcl2l01.jpg

    Image courtesy of a kind saekano reddit fan. My own just arrived and is just as pretty (although actually prettier because Kato is right in front of me instead of through a screen). No import taxes either, thankfully.

  • In What are you hyped about?

    https://i.redd.it/qh93opjcl2l01.jpg

    Image courtesy of a kind saekano reddit fan. My own just arrived and is just as pretty (although actually prettier because Kato is right in front of me instead of through a screen). No import taxes either, thankfully.

  • In Confessions

    @Farris But you posted a big fat Lol., that's beyond the scope of Condolences.

  • In Confessions

    My entire face is hurting from laughing so much tonight. My cheeks feel like they're paralyzed right now. Wow. It's so dark and I cannot see.