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News / Re: New Forum Theme
« on: 2017-12-14 16:19:31 »
I'm reverting back to the default theme and giving Taptalk another go. All this trying to make the forums pretty is contributing nothing to actual engagement. In fact, it takes time away from me replying to posts. If any of you are experienced web developers and want to restyle the forums, I'll give you a crack at it. Otherwise, this topic is closed.

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News / Re: New Forum Theme
« on: 2017-12-12 17:23:51 »
Yes. Sorry it keeps changing. This one's CSS is a lot easier to work with, so I'm going to try and fix it up. If not, I'll probably go back to the default theme because honestly I don't think anyone uses the forums on their phone in the first place.

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Animation / Re: Fall 2017 Anime Season - Discussion Thread
« on: 2017-12-10 01:26:44 »
Stuff I really like:
Mahoutsukai no Yome: I watched the OVA series leading up to this and liked it a lot, so this was an obvious pick up. Thankfully it's two-cour, so I have time to catch up (I'm quite behind at this point).
Inuyashiki: The CGI is aweful, but this show is hecking LIT.
Net-juu no Susume: This one surprised me. It's genuinely adorable, and I'm enjoying the heck out of it.
Just Because!: I actually translated the first two episodes before dropping that project (not the show, though) because it was taking so much time--at least 40 hours for those alone. It's not a hard show to follow or anything, but the nuance and unspoken meaning behind a lot of lines is incredibly difficult to capture in English, and this turned out to be something I wasn't fully prepaired for. I highly recomend the show, however. Sentai's TL is not very good, but it shouldn't hurt your enjoyment.
Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou: I've only seen one episode so far, but I really apprecited the quiet skill with which it is excituted.
Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau: This one I have mixed feelings about, because it does have some writing problems, but I'm genuinely invested in the plot at this point, and it's one of the few shows I stay caught up in. Check it out if you want something different.
Houseki no Kuni: This show is a masterpiece. You absolutely should watch it.

'S OK:
Juuni Taisen: Terrible writing, character designs, and pacing make this a show that I really shouldn't enjoy nearly as much as I do.
Kino no Tabi -the Beautiful World: The season's biggest dissapointment by far. Lerche just isn't doing the source matterial justice. Watch if you haven't seen the old anime, otherwise, you should probably just go do that now instead of picking this up.
Blend S: A dumb workplace comedy. I enjoy it, though.
Fate/Apocrypha: I'm way behind but still watching this for the sakuga and the memes.

Trash:
Black Clover: Dumb-as-shit shounen. Dropped.

There's other stuff I should watch, but it's late enough in the season that I'm unlikely to pick anything else up. Looking forward to winter!

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Spam / Re: shitpost central
« on: 2017-10-12 03:47:11 »
Ah, good, someone did post the video.

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Why are we counting cliffhangers here? Things like Aldnoah.Zero were in production the whole time, so calling the first cour "season 1" doesn't make a lot of sense.

Things that actually just ended and I was mad about, though: Kamisama Dolls. They even announced a second season, but then canceled it.

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I was also mad as hell about where the Index anime left off but my prayers are finally being answered with that one!

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Animation / Re: The reason I am watching Blend S
« on: 2017-10-09 01:14:08 »
It's a good reason, TBH.

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Animation / Fall 2017 Anime Season - Discussion Thread
« on: 2017-10-07 16:35:12 »
So, I realize that we missed summer due to everyone being on break and forum usage dropping off, but I hope the new members will help re-vitalize them this semester!

If you are new, this thread is a place to tell us what you are watching/looking forward to watching this anime season. The only rule is NO SPOILERS!

To start things off, I suggest taking a look at what Kizunai Ai is watching:


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Spam / Re: Introductions Thread (Fall 2017)
« on: 2017-10-02 02:17:39 »
Hiya! I'm showing up waaaaaay less this semester than I did last semester, so for all you newbies (welcome, by the way! And please stay so that we are not lonely ;__; ), I'm that kid who likes Gundam a lot, walks at a normal speed (fast? no you're just slow :U), never comes to Thursday meetings, and rarely comes to Saturday meetings (hopefully those last two will change next semester!). Maybe I will exert an effort to make it to the karaoke night this semester. I joined CAINE last year. We were very lonely last year. Very lonely.

Always glad to see people come to Saturday meetings! I hope they have been expanding your repertoire a little bit.

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Spam / Re: Introductions Thread (Fall 2017)
« on: 2017-09-28 11:17:40 »
I guess I'd better go ahead and introduce myself for the new people.

I was President of CAINE last year (2016-2017), and Showings Director for the two years prior to that (2014-2016), but I've actually been in the club since the beginning of 2012, back when I was still at the local community college. I finally graduated from UVa over the summer, but I'm sticking around in Charlottesville for the time being, so I'll be coming to meetings pretty regularly and helping out the current batch of officers where I can. I also still run the forums, so if you have a question related to that, just let me know in the "news" section or send me a DM.

I got into anime around 2009 when I stumbled upon the show Planets on Netflix while looking for sci-fi shows I hadn't seen already and liked it so much I tried a bunch of different stuff all at once and was hooked. The ones that I remember having the biggest impression on me were Full Metal Panic!, Haruhi, and The Place Promised in Our Early Days. Fall 2010 was my first experience with seasonal anime, and soon after that I was watching 20+ shows a season regularly and was hooked.

It was around this time that I got into fansubbing with some poorly-put-together Blu-ray rips of my favorite shows at the time, Full Metal Panic! and Angel Beats!. I quickly got the itch to do proper fansubbs for airing shows, though, and became involved with a number of different groups including Doki, Interrobang, Anxious-Helium, EveTaku, Sage, and others on top of doing my own subs for a few things like Last Exile: Fam. Now that I have more time on my hands, I've been translating stuff for practice, but I haven't seriously considered getting back into real fansubbing because a) I might be getting a job in the industry soon, so I don't want to get involved in what is still essentially piracy, and b) fansubbing isn't what it was a mere 5-7 years ago--that was really a golden age where there existed heavy competition for every airing series and the overall quality of the best releases far rivaled anything before or since. Most fansubbers, myself included, are happy with the way things are now, though. We were essentially doing charity work, so if someone is willing to sub things legally and quicker than we ever could, there's little reason to continue unless you feel particularly attached to the show and think you could do a better job.

If you want to follow my exploits in translating, video and image processing, and building computers, you can check out my blog here: https://encodan.info/

If you just want spicy memes you can follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/tormaid

If you want to see what I'm watching currently, my MAL is always up-to-date: https://myanimelist.net/profile/tormaid

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News / Re: New Forum Theme
« on: 2017-09-28 00:22:08 »
Japanese fonts are currently broken. I am working on a fix. ごめんなさい

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Spam / Re: shitpost central
« on: 2017-09-27 19:48:30 »
Rather than inactivity in the forums, it's more like the KGB silenced-- I mean, there is no dissent among the people.  Everyone is probably too content with their lives to engage in intellectual discourse.

 :thinking:

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Добро пожаловать, comrade!

I don't mind all the activity, but try to keep new thread generation to a minimum if you don't expect replies!

My bad for not making a new introductions thread. Here you go.


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Spam / Introductions Thread (Fall 2017)
« on: 2017-09-27 19:42:57 »
Hey, everybody. If you are new to the forums, please consider leaving a post here introducing yourself. I'm not asking for your real identities or anything if you don't want to post those, but maybe just say something about yourself--favorite shows, comics, games, etc.--so we know what your interests are.

Welcome to CAINE!

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INtellectual Exploration / Re: Translation stuff
« on: 2017-09-21 04:57:48 »
At long last, it's here: the first PV for the Legend of the Galactic Heroes remake!


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INtellectual Exploration / Re: Translation stuff
« on: 2017-09-10 03:58:46 »
I translated the PV for the upcoming Hyouka J-Drama I was hyping in the live-action movies thread a while back. It looks really good!


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