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by _D_
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Video & Computer Games
Topic: What are you Playing?
Replies: 296
Views: 24303

Re: What are you Playing?

Still playing Destiny 2 and considering (against my better judgement) getting the Forsaken DLC in September, expensive as it is. D2 is not as good a game as D1 but it can be good to while away a few hours. Bought Overwatch for both my PS4 Pro and my Xbox One X as they were on sale for $20CAD this pa...
by _D_
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return

Thierry La Fronde (Thierry the Sling) was a very popular series from the mid 1960s. It was like Robin Hood but set at the time of the 100 years War. It was shown in Canada in both French and English but (alas) the English version has been lost. It's out on DVD but French only. I have a few anime ada...
by _D_
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: My first thought was "Oh no": Hollywood Live-Action Gundam
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: My first thought was "Oh no": Hollywood Live-Action Gundam

Here's the problem though. Though many of the characters in these old anime had Japanese sounding names and the mannerisms might have been Japanese, how do you film them if the characters don't look Japanese at all? Blond hair and blue eyes doesn't really fit now does it. It sounds racist but is it?...
by _D_
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return
Replies: 10
Views: 761

Re: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return

"Meanwhile, hundreds of Japanese anime shows that didn't fit into this box just didn't exist, as far as most of the fandom was concerned." Which is why I'm having a hard time justifying saving anything other than the really popular stuff. BUT I'm going to try anyway. Found out recently about the sit...
by _D_
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many of us kept their old collections?
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: How many of us kept their old collections?

There's actually lots of easy USB hook ups you can get to digitize VHS--you basically just connect your VCR to a computer, use the software, viola! https://amzn.to/2NhIFQY I used to have one an early version of this a long time ago to make my own screencaps, but after I updated my computer it would...
by _D_
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many of us kept their old collections?
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: How many of us kept their old collections?

I have 2 Hauppage units. I have used them in the past but disconnected them as they overheated the i5 laptop I was using for captures. I have since given one unit to a friend to cap old laser discs with no DVD release. He says it works good since you can cap via the component inputs. My other unit I...
by _D_
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many of us kept their old collections?
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: How many of us kept their old collections?

The problem as it stands right now is if there is ANY interest in preserving any series other than DB at this point, at least from fans on this side of the ocean. I frequent sites with information on things that have gone missing that I might have but even getting the info in the first place can be ...
by _D_
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:59 am
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many of us kept their old collections?
Replies: 36
Views: 2950

Re: How many of us kept their old collections?

The original airing broadcast audio Dragonball episodes I have seem to be the big thing but some people are never satisfied. Give them something no one else has and they STILL complain. Biggest is that the shows aren't recorded in LPCM audio instead of the Dolby Digital the DVD recorders default to....
by _D_
Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Relating to younger fans...
Replies: 19
Views: 1240

Re: Relating to younger fans...

The only things I got asked to contribute in the past couple years were my games machines so bored kids had something to do. After losing equipment at several cons, none of my equipment is going anywhere. If the con has enough money to afford expensive guests, they have enough to get much less expen...