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Gantz

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The recent events surrounding Gantz are amazing in that the pace of action is consistent and always leaves more room for different interpretations. I just read 314-316 all in one go awhile ago and still clamour for more. I'm more and more impressed with Tae than anyone else because of Kurono's fragile attachment to her. Although Nishi and Host Samurai are absent it does not hinder much with the situation as they act rather selfishly than others.
The civilization versus civilization idea pertaining to Katastrophe was a little bit underwhelming. I expected something more than what met my eye. I am hoping Oku can reverse that impression and make it worthwhile, which he has undoubtedly the potential to do so.
Sakurai/Cherry's departure will somehow leave a bad taste for most fans considering he lost his arm by a disc attack out of nowhere on the most recent chapter. I wouldn't be bothered much though since he seems to be the weakest and worthless among the team. Not much con…

Adobe Photoshop CS4

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I try so hard to learn but feel so unmotivated.

Must construct additional brain pylons.

Spartacus Blood and Sand

It is very unfortunate that as I write this blog I realize there will possibly be no Season 2 of Spartacus Blood and Sand. It is, as well, very unfortunate to hear just this month that the star of the show Andy Whitfield was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. This unwanted tragedy is all but merry for each and every man.
Started watching this the day before and as much as I like this new series it is not without error.
The pilot episode was one to blame. It was weak, cliched and at moments laughable. The performances were meh. It seemed only a sour reflection of its predecessors, Kubrick's Spartacus, Miller's 300 and HBO's Rome. The premise is not only a la 300 it is almost identical to it. It even has Peter Mensah, also known as Mr. "This is madness!". The fight scenes are fun and awesome but the gore makes you laugh which isn't really that much of a deal depending on your perception.
But towards the latter episodes everything seemed to bear fruition to effor…

Bayonetta

I just finished an awfully excruciating experience in Final Fantasy XIII this past weekend. The reason for such is for its god-dreadful 50-hour long sequences of cutscene, fight, walk, cutscene, fight, walk, fight, fight, fight, fight, fight, then back to cutscene, fight, walk, cutscene, fight, fight. They could have curved the plot somewhere, a twist maybe. Kind of like Final Fantasy VI wherein halfway through the game Kefka actually managed to cause an apocalypse and destroy most of what is left of the planet. He is the ultimate badass in villainkind.
Enough blabber of silly things, I just started Bayonetta last night. It was fun to say the least. I was supposed to pick up God of War III but settled in on Bayonetta because I am waiting for the God of War Ultimate Edition. Still yet to play I and II, that's why. Although I have been a huge follower of Kratos ever since I heard good hearsay about him. Truth be told, Chains of Olympus was one of my favorites for the portable console…