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by Drew_Sutton
Sun May 23, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions

I guess that most people don't let go of their anime DVD collection when Blu-Ray became a thing, right? People rarely buy any type of DVD anymore in my country, while music CD are mostly relegated to car entertainment systems. I can't say much for more mainstream collectors, but I imagine that othe...
by Drew_Sutton
Mon May 17, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions

Laserdiscs are going up in value compared to 5 years ago, depending on what you're looking for. Oof. I remember complaining about LDs getting expensive nearly 10 years ago. Is that trend only online you're seeing? Guess I am just gonna keep to the local anime flea markets to look for things (which ...
by Drew_Sutton
Mon May 17, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions
Replies: 10
Views: 655

Re: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions

Just curious, how cheap are VHS movies, TV series, anime, etc. in America nowadays? It probably depends on where you're looking; a thrift store might still want between $0.50 and $1 for tapes, if they are stocking them at all. eBay or other online auction sites are probably all over the place. Larg...
by Drew_Sutton
Mon May 17, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Computer viewing
Replies: 3
Views: 421

Re: Computer viewing

I use Linux on my personal machines and have long gotten the best results (minimal problems) from VLC. The Linux distribution I use determines how easy it is to get all of the media codecs I need (built right into the main software repositories or scour third parties). As far as file formats go, I t...
by Drew_Sutton
Tue May 11, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, & Trade
Topic: NEED HELP WITH 90s ANIME TEES
Replies: 1
Views: 832

Re: NEED HELP WITH 90s ANIME TEES

Wish you the best of luck on the search. I used to have that MD Geist shirt at least 25 years ago but it's long gone now.
by Drew_Sutton
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: RIP Amy Howard
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: RIP Amy Howard

I definitely remember Amy as a mainstay of the AWA guest roster though I don't know that I ever spent any meaningful time around her outside of being an audience member in a panel. But that was a powerful obituary, Dave. May her memory be a blessing to you and the rest of her family and friends.
by Drew_Sutton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Finally understanding "Big Eyes, Small Mouth" designs
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Finally understanding "Big Eyes, Small Mouth" designs

Sorry to double-post - I meant to add that the game Big Eye Small Mouth (BESM) noticed this trend in a lot of anime around that time (the 80s), thus coining the phrase to title their anime roleplaying game.
by Drew_Sutton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Finally understanding "Big Eyes, Small Mouth" designs
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Finally understanding "Big Eyes, Small Mouth" designs

Was this always a thing, and I'm just now realizing it? Yes, this design ascetic has been around anime for quite some time. The phrase "big eye small mouth" comes from a table top roleplaying game that acted as a proxy for anime fans, the way that say Shadowrun was a proxy for cyberpunk f...
by Drew_Sutton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Oldschool OVAs You Wish Were Completed
Replies: 19
Views: 1199

Re: Oldschool OVAs You Wish Were Completed

One that I started thinking of when I first saw the thread title was One Pound Gospel . Takahashi wrote a couple volumes worth in the mid-80s and a single episode OAV was made based on it. However, she came back to it in the early 2000s, wrote two more volumes' worth to conclude the story. Having a ...
by Drew_Sutton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Other TV, Movies, Books & Comics
Topic: Question About Tai Seng Video Marketing
Replies: 10
Views: 6656

Re: Question About Tai Seng Video Marketing

All in all, a REALLY weird curiosity that didn't have much impact. It did answer one question I've been confused about though...this bit of info was passed around as fact for a LONG time: This movie is called "Dragon's Pearl." It was renamed & rereleased after the anime became popular...