I Finally Understand…

I have a certain selection of movie/SF/F sites that I visit regularly.

On one of them, Mania (formerly Cinescape, formerly the wonderful Coming Soon), I found this article/rant.

And I finally understand why I have minimal desire to finally finish watching Firefly, or to watch Serenity.

Bloody Firefly otaku, aka, my friends.

I will (someday) get around to finishing Firefly, but we’ll see when (and if) that is.

It also occurs to me that I have been a ranting lunatic with certain of my addictions, and I henceforth repent of my ways.

At least until I get obsessed with something new.

BTW, have I mentioned that I’m playing Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura and that it’s a fantastic CRPG?  Well, I am and it is, but other than that recommendation, I’ll leave it to others to explain why/whether you should play it too.

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~ by truth9 on January 22, 2008.

8 Responses to “I Finally Understand…”

  1. In our defense I’ll say that only one of us is a Browncoat, not to mention that Torchwood is rather ridiculous when it comes to it’s coupling.

    I took a look at Arcanum on wikipedia and it looks pretty neat. How does it measure up to Torment/Baldur’s Gate?

  2. Browncoat? Barrington?

  3. Oh, I’ve watched the first season of Torchwood, and yes, it is ridiculous from a coupling perspective.

    I’m surprised I haven’t yet gotten a lambasting from Greg on this post.

    Arcanum is good, but I would say it’s not as good as Baldur’s Gate, if only from an Engine perspective (I loved the Infinity Engine), also, combat just doesn’t work as well. That said, the world itself and the concept (plus opportunities for ‘role-playing’) are very well done. I would say that the game doesn’t play as well as Baldur’s Gate, but it’s better than the first one. Definitely much further outside the box since it delves into steampunk.

    I can’t think of any CRPGs that come close to the Holy Grail that is Torment, so no comparison there.

  4. Hmmm. For some reason I always thought YOU were a Browncoat, Wes.

    If it’s better than the first Baldur’s Gate then it must be worth playing. I think I’ll try and wrap up the Throne of Bhaal before I jump into it.

  5. Heh, Only reason you haven’t received a lambasting from this here browncoat is because I couldn’t think up anything insulting so you’ll have to settle for being called an elitist snob who just doesn’t know a good thing when it’s in front of him and leave it at that.

    Torchwood is borderline cartoonlike in the excuses it came up with for people hooking up. Case in point… the stopwatch.

    As for Arcanum. I enjoyed it. Good find there.

  6. I could say the same thing about anime, G.

    I notice you also ignored the fact that I called you an otaku.

    And yes, Torchwood is cartoony in its hookups. We’ll see if this season improves on that aspect of the series.

  7. Actually I completely missed the otaku insult. Let me take a brief moment to respond then.

    Bastard! (And not the right proper kind either) 😛

    I agree on hoping series 2 is better. If nothing else they need to expand on Ianto’s character beyond being gopher and Jack’s bit of fluff. It debuts this saturday doesn’t it?

    PS – you owe me one and a half emails.

  8. If it makes you feel any better, despite North American anime fans’ beliefs, otaku actually implies a creepy obsessive loner when Japanese people hear it.

    Season 2 debuted in England on the 16th, and I think the second episode was this past Wednesday. I have no idea what the North American scheduling will be, though.

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