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Danfun128

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11-Oct-2007
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17-Mar-2019
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#885081
Topic
Random Thoughts
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I’m surprised that nobody has ever tried to change the species so that “having a pure bloodline” doesn’t result in the offspring being deformed or stupid. I’m not defending that kind of thing, but maybe royal families (if any still exist in this current day and age) who are obsessed with keeping their bloodline “pure” would one day realize that such a task is impossible, and the only way to come close to that “ideal” is by changing the species.

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#884994
Topic
Capturing HD From LaserDisc?
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Funny, the first thought I had was that you thought you could get HD signals from an ordinary laserdisc. My second thought was asking about ripping MUSE discs. This is only about upscaling, how dissapointing.

Upscaling to 1080p usually doesn’t magically add data that wasn’t there in the first place. Bonus points if the laserdisc was taken from a tv show that was recorded on (standard definition) tape, not film. In that case there wouldn’t be practically any additional detail to begin with. There is, of course, the “super resolution” algorithm which helps (for filmed or HD sources brought down to SD), but I’m not sure by how much.

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#884857
Topic
Chromecast workaround?
Time

Don’t try to frighten us with your sorcerer’s ways, Cthulhu Frink. Your sad devotion to that ancient feature has not helped you conjure up lost websites, or given you clairvoyance enough to find the revisionists’ hidden fort-*starts choking*

[Webmaster would then say:]

Enough of this! Frink, release him!

[TV’s Frink will then say:]

As you wish. *releases Danfun128 from Force Choke*

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#884845
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

This post used the Markdown syntax tutorial, which makes it obvious that you can add formatting like italicises, bold fresh looks at realitopia, and lisps:

  • duckduckgoose.questionable
  • goggle.c–on second thought, don’t go there. Some say it’s a virus.
  • pingpong.com

Preview this post to see the results… oh wait, you can’t. It’s already been posted.

For more details, see this Memetic Markdown demo, and if you need help, hang up, and dial the operator…

…I heard that from somewhere.

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#883669
Topic
Random Thoughts
Time

I’m BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!

What did I miss during the last three weeks?

For those of you curious of the progress made in my marathoning, here is the last episode of the series I’m watching.

Whoniverse: Big Finish Doctor Who “The Mutant Phase” (Part 4)

Dragon Ball: Z “Freeza’s Secret Weapon! The Devilish Ginyu Special Corps”

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#880407
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
Time

Well, mom had one of her spontaneous exorcisms on me, because of…problems. I don’t feel like anything good came out of the experience, and she thinks I should be “scared shitless” because of said issue. (My mom is a master of the Precision F-Strike. She usually doesn’t swear, but on the very infrequent occasion that she does it definitely makes an impact). I won’t say what the issue is, for fear of being banned or misunderstood, but I will say that demanding that “spirits of redacted come out of my son!” doesn’t help matters. The worst part is that although she claims that she did the exorcism because she saw a demon last night, she wasn’t far from the truth. I have been having…issues…which I would prefer not to talk about. At the same time I know she didn’t handle the situation properly. Without saying what the issue is, what can you suggest that will help me A. Feel better, and B. change.

edit: lol 1138 posts

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#879891
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

I’m almost finished with the wedding dress filler. Why did the anime writers think a sexist mountain should exist? 😆

For DBZ and DBGT, I’m going to follow the guide here, all in Japanese. Whatever decision I make after that depends on how well I can handle DBZ’s pacing.

Edit: aaaaaaaaaaaaand that’s a wrap for original DB.

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#879306
Topic
Dragon Ball Z, and the Dragon Ball series in general
Time

I finished episode 132, and feel comfortable watching DB movie’s 3 and 4. Movie 3 seems to suffer from the same problem that Movie 1 does…warp speed pacing. Movie 2 was a little on the fast side as well, but the pacing is much better. I have yet to see movie 4 and episode 133 on…

edit: I think Movie 3 is actually worse than Movie 1. At least Movie 1 only adapted one saga (Emperor Pilaf saga). Movie 3 took portions of the Tournament Saga, the Red Ribbon Army Arc, and the Tien Shinhan Saga, put them in a blender, and called it a day.

edit 2: I’ve seen enough of Movie 4 to have an opinion on it. I like that it isn’t as rushed as Movie 1 is. There were some odd moments though, like Android #8 attacking Goku and then saying he hates fighting, Muten Roshi’s voice is weird, and some of the music is off. Also, Goku’s first Kamehameha is too big imo. Also, the General Blue of Movie 3 and the Red Ribbon Arc would never have let soldiers arrest him for his execution like his Movie 4 counterpart does. These complains may be nitpicks, but the inconsistency turns me off a little.

Movies 1-3 are consistent with each other, but 1 and 3 try to adapt previous plots and rush through them. Movie 2 uses a plot from the series as a base, but most of it is original. Movie 4 has a better pace than 1 and 3, and possibly to a lesser extent 2, but the inconsistencies with the main series makes it harder to enjoy then it should be. Then again, should I be this critical? It’s not like the LOTR movies are ultra faithful to the books. xD

So, grading the original DB movies, 2 and 4 are the good ones, 1 and 3 are the bad ones.

What is this, the Star Trek movie curse?