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Moves, games, books, etc.?

I adore Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. Pulp Fiction. Cabin in the Woods.

All wonderful films tha strike deep on infinite levels.

I know, I'm a fan.


Games for me.

I love the depth of the world depicted in the Witcher series - it's dark, gritty and sometimes funny. Also, the Mass Effect and Dragon Age series have a well developed lore and *some* amazing companions.

Games like GTA V, MKKE and Fallout 4/3/NV can also be very good mediums for ryona/guro executions and slut hunts.


Books: The Count of Monte-Cristo, Ivanhoe, 1984, Fahrenheit 451.




When I was young: books, music, and film. In that order. Now that I'm not young, the order is music, film, and books. I run through an epic amount of the first two, while I read maybe only one book in a year's time at this point. About to start Kenneth Grant's The Ninth Arch.

I'm a big fan, as well, of the films of Hayao Miyazaki; his son Goro; and Isao Takahata. I have seen all of the Studio Ghibli films, with the exception of the very short ones, but... Gauche the Cellist is up in several places.

I collect Miike Takashi DVDs and currently have around 60. Obv a fan. ^v^

Random fav films: Snowpiercer, Hush, Cabin in the Woods, The Matrix Trilogy, V for Vendetta, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Haunting (both orig and remake), Pistol Opera, The Conjuring 2/2, Lucy. Anything by Jacques Tati, Terry Gilliam, Quentin Tarantino, Woody Allen, Frederico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, Oliver Stone, Alejandro Iñárritu...


I love the Matrix and Quintin Tarantino!



Once a year I watch the three Matrix discs back-to-back. I'm actually a fan of all three films.

Quentin Tarantino: I have seen all of his films (at least Reservoir Dogs through The Hateful Eight). Right now Kill Bill: Vol. 3 is stalled at "characters"; and Untitled Manson Family Project is a screenplay up for pre-production between now and 2019. So much for his announcing retirement a few years back lol. Nice.

Amazingly, Miyazaki has once again come out of retirement for a new anime. Yus!:

In my orig post, I mis-typed this: The Conjuring 2/2. Meant the The Conjuring, and The Conjuring 2.


That's.... a hell of a combination.
Curious question: any regard for any of the other Ghibli / Miyazaki films or other anime? Or just those two?

Re: Matrix ... you're joking, right?
Re: Hayao-sensei... SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (...I *knew* he wouldn't be able to keep his hands off the pencils, guy's too much of a creator to feel comfortable NOT making something). Though I thought SG shut down more because of a lack of funds than a lack of projects queued up for production?


"On August 3, 2014, Toshio Suzuki announced that Studio Ghibli would take a "brief pause" to re-evaluate and restructure in the wake of Miyazaki's retirement. He stated some concerns about where the company would go in the future. This has led to speculation that Studio Ghibli will never produce another feature film again. On November 7, 2014, Miyazaki stated, "That was not my intention, though. All I did was announce that I would be retiring and not making any more features." Lead producer Yoshiaki Nishimura (The Secret World of Arietty; and When Marnie was There) among several other staffers from Ghibli left to found Studio Ponoc in April 2015, working on the film Mary and the Witch's Flower".



I like his work in general, and even have an intense appreciation for what I have no interest in (I cannot relate to prepubescent delivery witches).

Why do those 2 strike you as an extreme combination? Because those are his 2 best works?

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