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Post by Bob790 » Wed Dec 10, 2014 12:10 am

Teenager flirts with a drunk woman in the park.

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Post by NoviceOtaku » Thu Dec 11, 2014 8:12 pm

Will this be a HD copy? I have the Japanese Blu-ray import with the rare English subtitles.

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Post by sadie » Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:08 am

I can confirm that the video is higher def than our projector.
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Post by NoviceOtaku » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:43 pm

In the words of Azumanga Daioh: "Ah!"
I have always wondered about that, I shall keep an eye out for any decent deals in the future or steal one from work ^_^

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Post by paul belsey » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:04 pm

Bob790 wrote:Teenager flirts with a drunk woman in the park.
This does sound familiar.

I remember something, something like......a gazebo!

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Post by sadie » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:24 pm

NoviceOtaku wrote:In the words of Azumanga Daioh: "Ah!"
I have always wondered about that, I shall keep an eye out for any decent deals in the future or steal one from work ^_^
Okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, the current projector isn't so bad. But the video in question is plenty HD.

The current sound system, however, is a complete pile of guano that badly needs burning.
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Post by MrChom » Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:46 pm

sadie wrote: The current sound system, however, is a complete pile of guano that badly needs burning.
Along with the pub, or is there hope for redemption there?

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Post by sadie » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:07 pm

We've actually got a pretty sweet setup with the White Hart, despite their flaws -- not least because they're willing to work with us to fix the flaws. Albeit a bit slowly.

You should see how bad some of the alternatives were. We did a society pub crawl when we were looking for a new venue, and the others were all either way too small, inappropriately shaped, incapable of serving us food and/or drinks, full of loud football screens, or just completely unresponsive to the idea of guaranteed regular income on an otherwise quiet week night.
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Post by MrChom » Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:36 pm

sadie wrote: incapable of serving us food and/or drinks
Surely if it can't serve drinks it is no longer a pub?

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Post by Bob790 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:38 pm

MrChom wrote:
sadie wrote: incapable of serving us food and/or drinks
Surely if it can't serve drinks it is no longer a pub?
Incapable of serving drinks quickly enough to guarantee most people can get a drink and get back during the interval.
OR
Incapable of serving drinks at a price any of us were willing to pay.

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Post by sadie » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:35 pm

Bob790 wrote:
MrChom wrote:
sadie wrote: incapable of serving us food and/or drinks
Surely if it can't serve drinks it is no longer a pub?
Incapable of serving drinks at a price any of us were willing to pay.
That makes it a wine bar, doesn't it?

There's also the option of "Incapable of serving any drinks that don't taste like crap". That sector intersects with the wine bar.
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Post by MrChom » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:35 am

Having watched Garden of Words I can honestly say I still think Makoto Shinkai is a great director who makes lovely looking films on his tiny budgets.

Plus he can tell more story in 40 minutes than some directors can in a 3 hour epic.

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Post by sadie » Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:45 am

I was disappointed with 5cm/s - despite being pretty, it was two or three disconnected bits of story that had no good reason to be in the same film - but on the whole I'd agree with you. He also makes the sort of films you can show to normal people without having to explain "it's an anime thing", and we need more of those.

I've had Journey to Agartha (or its various other names) on my shelf for a while and never got round to watching it. I must get round to that.
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Post by NoviceOtaku » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:57 pm

I've been a a great fan Makoto Shinkai since the release of Voices Of A Distant Star, which I can not remember how I came across it. Although I am always a sucker for when anime focus on the tiny details.

I agree with the views on 5cm/s but he did say he wanted to show the interaction of people like how sakura petals fall. You can't really make one story with characters in the same situation.

As for Journey to Agartha (Children Who Chase Lost Voices) I felt he was going down the Glibly route, otherwise I enjoyed it and should be in anyone's watch list.

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