What exactly is the deal with Shirou's body becoming swords? I thought it had something to do with Avalon, and just how the pieces of the sheath heal him. Or is it Archer's Unlimited Blade Works somehow turning on him?
Hijacking this thread because fuck it, the other one archived.
The two scenes we can confirm right now are Rin and Archer talking about reality marbles, which was cut from the broadcast version of episode 0, and this from episode 2.
The Saber content we can confirm is with the Gardens of Avalon book, but so far, nothing with the new animation.
Zero? I don't think it is. Compare the first 13 episodes between the two and the pacing is basically the same overall.
UBW starts off with more of a bang, but lulls a bit in the middle, while Zero takes several episodes to get going, but picks up. That being said Zero doesn't constantly build up its pacing; may I remind you of the loli Rin episode?
What's interesting about UBW is I think the pacing makes perfect sense if you treat most of the episodes as if they were meant to be an hour long, just like 0 and 1. Structure-wise, most of the episodes work with one building up to action, while the other is the pay off.
Did you read the VN first?
I mean like, most of those early episodes were just retreading stuff that already got covered in there. That whole first hour long episode was basically filled with reworded infodumps from the game.
Are you to suggest that /a/ wasn't gripped in the deepest throes of suspense during loli Rin episode?
Pretty sure /a/ thinks that's the climax. Everything following is dénouement.
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You find new stuff more interesting than old stuff. You watch a show that explains all the technicalities of magic and it's pretty enthralling, when really it's basically just catching you up on stuff from the source material.
Watching the entirety of Zero in one go can skew you on stuff. It's harder to remember the slower stuff when the more memorable bits strike out for you.
Right now, you're comparing a completed story, to a story that's half done. Both FSN and Zero weren't paced like a weekly manga, where they have to hook you to read the next chapter, they're completed stories that build their overall narrative as they go on. The one disadvantage UBW has right now is that viewers can only see half of it.
Rin is best girl.
Why is she wearing her ribbons while bathing?
I find UBW as a story more compelling than Zero, it's just different. Zero is closer to a more standard battle royale, while UBW is basically all about Shirou and his inner struggles. The problem is right now they're just getting to the good part with that struggle.
He's in his lowest place, he's got no servant, and everything seems to be falling apart, but now he has to pick the pieces back together and move forward.
That's undeniable. Wearing socks while naked is arousing as fuck to me.
It's okay but not ideal.
Watch yourself. You don't want the rabid Fate police to lay down the law.
>That's like watching The Hobbit before Lord of the Rings.
They actually haven't. In fact they've removed just about as much Saber as possible. They've skipped over all her optional scenes and even a few that happened anyway. It's really noticeable after episode four or so. She basically gets reduced to a side character.
More than enough that's why it's being padded out.
Fate/Zero is actually decent, not padded out garbage devoid of magic and adventure. It still should be watched after the VN though.
I agree with you, but you should write like a reasonable person, not like a retard.
Gen is a hack, interesting ideas but he's piss poor at executing them however I enjoyed Zero despite hating everything Type Moon that isn't Tsukihime or Kara no Kyoukai, Zero had its moments and was alright as a prequel since it had source material to go on which Gen did wonders with the adaptation. I'd say it's decent, not great or spectacular as everyone claims but it's certainly not terrible either.
As for being mediocre Fate/Zero is just the same Gen Urobuchi drivel using the same themes of despair he always does in all of his work to make them seem less vapid than they actually are, I wonder if he legitimately believes he's creating a work of art or not, I'm really confused on that one. He reminds me way too much of Christopher Nolan and his pseudo intellectualism.
The Hobbit: Tolkein Edit
As per tolkieneditor's site, some of the biggest cuts (two of which you can see as vids in this post) include:
The investigation of Dol Guldor has been completely excised
The Tauriel-Legolas-Kili love triangle has also been removed.
The Pale Orc subplot is vastly trimmed down.
Several of the Laketown scenes have been cut, such as Bard's imprisonment and the superfluous orc raid.
The prelude with old Bilbo is gone.
Several of the orc skirmishes have been cut.
Several of the action scenes have been tightened up, such as the barrel-ride, the fight between Smaug and the dwarves (no molten gold in this version), and the Battle of the Five Armies.
A lot of filler scenes have been cut as well.
>The Tauriel-Legolas-Kili love triangle has also been removed.
Avalon made Shirou's reality marble sword based. Shirou always had the potential for creating a RM, but with no infinity, but thanks to the great fire and Avalon together made UBW. Now there are serval moments Shirou lost Avalon's full power healing abilities due to the fact he lost connection to Saber you need to be Sabers master to gain it's full effects. Now here it gets interesting since Shirou lost Avalon his RM tries to fill the void by healing Shirou's body by creating swords over the massive wounds.
>Now here it gets interesting since Shirou lost Avalon his RM tries to fill the void by healing Shirou's body by creating swords over the massive wounds.
This actually works as healing. The swords knit themselves together, then slowly transmogrify back to muscles over time. It's a very patchwork job, but it seals big wounds well.
The sword virus in HF, however, was Archer's UBW recognizing Shirou's entire body as a wound.
It's not the go to option of healing when it comes to fights, but I do agree it heal the wounds over time unlike Avalon which will recover your wounds in a flash or at the least much faster pace than his RM.
I'm pretty sure Archer's arm has a fragment or large portion of his RM which is inflicting with Shirou's RM which cases the rejection to happen.
>Why is she wearing her ribbons while bathing?
Isn't there something in the Nasuverse about how a female magus' hair holds a lot of magic, and a large number of them tie their hair off with ribbons for some reason regarding this?
I always thought it was a stupid thing that was mostly forgotten but then Touko gave up twenty years worth of hair to contract with Lugh in Mahoyo.
Are you saying that whenever you watch anime you never read the subs and hear the voices and just naturally combine the two making it sound like speech in the language you're reading it in?
When I read subs, I dont read them aloud in my head, I just absorb the meaning and assign that to the jumble of nonsense and the few Japanese words I know that I'm hearing. When I'm reading a book, I read everything in my own voice, yet somehow all the characters sound different. Its strange.
When you actually try and think about stuff like what's actually happening when you read, or what pain feels like, or what you're seeing when you picture a memory or even SEE, you have to wonder why people take LSD when their brains are already full of fuck.
They recently made a digital worm brain. Its only got about 300 neurons total, but they linked it into a body made of Lego, and with zero programing other then the simulated pathways themselves, it acted like a fucking worm. We are getting closer to breaking the real final frontier: ourselves.
I had a dream today where naked Rider told me to get into bed, she then wrapped herself around my back as Sakura got in as well. Sakura then playfully showed off her body to me in the most god damn erotic way I've ever seen. This was all so livid to the point where I could feel Rider's breasts up against my back. I then woke up because it was to much. Has anyone got experience with lucid dreaming? I need more
No. A skinny Brit isn't great at fighting, and his noble phantasm was just my shitty non-evo Lancer. And somehow Colin McRae was summoned as the actual Lancer.
I watch a lot of racing when I'm not being weeaboo as fuck, you see.
I did hear about some lab building a digital copy of the human brain. I think it took something like four days to process what a real one would in one single second. Either they wrote that brain in Java, or we've still got quite a ways to go yet.
I finished FSN last year and something ticks me a little
How Shirou managed to win against Archer there ? does archer let himself die by shirou ? or is it by pure strenght ?
Independent Action stronk.
To his credit, he does also survive 6 rounds against Berserker in Fate, and having his spiritual core cracked in HF, so it isn't too much as an asspull.
Shirou beat Archer in a mental fight. His drive and passion for his ideal started to make him second guess his actions, and ultimately, he, through Shirou, learned that his life, his ideal, and everything he went through wasn't a mistake. It's a twist since throughout the whole story it was Archer acting like it was Shirou who needed to rethink himself, but he was the one who changed.
You have to remember that Archer could have killed Shirou countless times, but didn't, because he wanted to break the kid. He wanted to see his ideals crushed, but Shirou never backed down; his relentless pursuit reignited Archer, and by the end, he had no reason to kill Shirou anymore, because he was right.
No, he became a guardian to save people in a specific situation in his life. He thought it was a good deal, because it meant he'd get to help people even after he died. He wasn't explained the details though, and that led to him living through countless scenarios of him having to kill for the "greater good", but never actually seeing the good he brings about. It was basically his own personal hell.
This made him grow bitter and look back on his life like it was full of mistakes, but Shirou convinces him otherwise. It's not wrong to want to help people, it's not wrong to try and save others; the guy made one huge mistake, which was becoming a Counter Guardian, but with the knowledge has now, Shirou likely wouldn't make the deal, so there was no real reason to kill him anymore.
Wrong. He became a guardian because he thought it meant he'd be able to save even more people...
... Only to regret it very much, as being a guardian wasn't anything like he had hoped.
No problem, a lot of people have questions about the fight because there's a whole lot going on in it. It's probably one of the easiest things to get confused about in the novel.
So, I was looking the everyone' stats and saw that Rider has an independent action too. Isn't that only supposed to be Archer exclusive? It certainly doesn't help her in Fate or UBW.
The visuals represent Archer and Shirou's inner worlds. Archer is more clouded, darker, and this might be bullshitting a little, but I guess a little more machine-like due to basically being a tool to Alaya.
Shirou on the other hand is clearer, brighter, and more idealistic
In simple terms it's Ying-Yang one holds hope and the other does not.
There's this, where ever the image is from and the Vita UBW opening where the gears start to overlap into Shirou's higher up in the air. Nothing super-definitive, but it's there.
UBW changes with the mentality of Shirou, the one we see in UBW route is the UBW of a determined albeit still naive 18 year old Shirou. In LE we have a veteran Shirou, his maturity probably reflects in the RM.