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Ashkachan joined on May 24th, 2010, since that has made 620 posts that are still accessible today, 38 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Ashkachan has given 817 upvotes, and was last online on Jul 9th, 2013.
I got Battle Royal from my uncle for Christmas, and so far I'm so obsessed with it. It's so far, much better than the movie. (I won't debunk the movie though, it's really good for an adaption.) It's also better than The Hunger Games cough. It's not for the tame of heart, it is graphic like the movie. They don't cut corners on the translation obviously.
The plot is really well throughout, and I actually love the authors writing. His writing kind of reminds me of Stephen King only more... modernized? I like how he somehow is able write so many characters without getting lost either.
Plot for those interested:
This manga adaptation of the popular and controversial Japanese film offers back stories before plunging into brutality and gore. Forty-two ninth graders embark on what they think is a graduation camping trip. Unbeknownst to them, they've been taken to the practically deserted island of Okishima to serve as the next contestants on The Program, a state-sponsored reality tv show. The show's premise is simple, if terrifying: within three days the participants must kill each other until only one student remains. But there's a twist: the students have been fitted with high-tech collars that track their vital signs. If central command detects no one has been killed within 24 hours, it will detonate the explosive bomb collars and kill them all. Each student receives supplies and sets off. Survival of the fittest becomes the greatest equalizer, since the teens are from all walks of life: the loner, the spoiled rich kid, the class clown, the daughter of a high-ranking official and even a few orphans. As protagonist Suuya struggles to protect himself and his romantic interest, others try to outwit and kill one another. Friendships and allegiances come into question and reveal duplicity, betrayal, loyalty, cowardice and insanity. Taguchi's straight-ahead storytelling and Giffen's superior adaptation make the gore easy to follow. The book's scenes of torture, implied rape and killing combine the horror and extreme violence of A Clockwork Orange with Lord of the Flies' exploration of human nature and depravity and aren't for the faint of heart.
As for your question; I usually just read whatever's interesting. However I do take friends recommendations, I usually like their recommendations. I've wasted my time reading really awful books Like The Hunger Games and been tricked by interesting concepts and summaries so I've held back on books usually.
I usually read whatever by King though. I love his books, and his writing really. (I also love his movie adaptions, they're usually so well in tune with his books. Like The Mist.)
I get used books, really. Much cheaper than spending $10-$20 on a bad book, lol.
@sebastians_girl It's in the post and I seriously just reposted it for another user so...
@DarkChaplain I usually buy the good stuff when it's like... 2 bags for $5 or chocolate teachers give out.
I pretty much just spend Valentines Day alone, eating chocolate.
It's just some holiday made up for people to spend $$$$ on cards, chocolate, jewelry, etc.
I put up both the official trailers, including the extended Superbowl one!
Well, considering the CG in The Avengers was A-fucking fantastic, I think Iron Man 3 will have really good CG. Just look at that poster seriously.
Marvel's "Iron Man 3" pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds (Mandarin). When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy's hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, ...
So, fresh off the heels of The Avengers 1+ billion box office hit, Iron Man 3 is likely the most hyped movie this year. And for good reason, it looks much more darker and grittier than the other Iron Man movies.
COMES OUT MAY 3RD!!!
@RenPikaaa Hmmm, alright then. I just think it'd be so laggy, confusing because of Nippon everywhere, etc.
@DarkChaplain Oh, seriously? I didn't know, I thought it'd have to be paid for. But like you said, it's coming out later on and who knows if it'll be pushed back.