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Jul 19: A Dread Mind
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Events and Occasions / Re: A Dread Mind
« Last post by LVT on Today at 12:06:08 AM »
I might come, if I can possible schedule it, most likely on my usual pubside suspects.
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Events and Occasions / Re: A Dread Mind
« Last post by Seraphie on 07/17/18, 12:55:42 PM »
I think my real life schedule is going to allow me to make this, but things changed again today, so... I may only know for sure a bit before the event. I'm not quite sure who I'm bringing yet, but I'm leaning towards a new sith character.
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Princess Mononoke
dir. Hayao Miyazaki 宮崎 駿 Miyazaki Hayao



In ancient times, the land lay covered in forests, where, from ages long past, dwelt the spirits of the gods. Back then, man and beast lived in harmony, but as time went by, most of the great forests were destroyed. Those that remained were guarded by gigantic beasts who owed their allegiances to the Great Forest Spirit. For those were the days of gods and of demons...

Princess Mononoke (Spirit/Monster Princess) was the second Ghibli movie I ever saw (after the Fox video release of My Neighbor Totoro), and PROBABLY the first Miyazaki movie I can really remember hearing about anywhere but Real Stuf catalogues or the anime discussion chatrooms I foodled my way through on AOL, Prodigy, and MSN when I was a teenager. This was the one that got the idea that there was a 'Japanese Walt Disney' going in the public discourse...partially due to the Weinstein Brothers' bizarre half-steps towards introducing East Asian cinema to the world (but also hamfistedly mangling it, or relegating it to tiny releases unless Quentin Tarantino could convince them to just put it out there, like Zhang Yimou's Hero).

There was less-than-no-way I was going to get to see it in theaters, and I made the mistake of asking my dull friend who DID see it about it. He sniffed, "Yeah, it was pretty stupid. There's a part where the main dude uses his super-arm to decapitate a dude with a bowshot. That could never happen in reality." I should mention this is the guy who gave me his Dragon Ball Z RPG book and snickered about how it has an entire side-panel about how Krillin could DEFINITELY kill Superman.

So, I didn't really see it 'til it came on...geez, was it the Disney Channel in late 2001? It was around the time I graduated high school, anyway. I'd been watching anime for nearly ten years at that point (longer if you count stuff like Star Blazers, Captain Harlock, and Robotech), from when we were calling it 'Japanimation' and luxuriating in stuff like Project A-Ko and buying VHS tapes of Bubblegum Crisis for $35 an episode, and I'd seen some pretty great stuff...but I'd never seen anything QUITE like Princess Mononoke.

I didn't really think much of it at the time, but I recognized the incredible craftsmanship and attention to detail, the quaint and mysterious and exotic medieval Japanese setting (sometime around the 15th Century), and the evocative and foreign spiritual and supernatural elements. I kind of found the hero and heroine boring and uninteresting, though.

As time has gone on, though, I've repeatedly come back to Princess Mononoke and found more to like about it. It's a story about the conflict between the old ways of religion and mysticism versus modernity and self-actualization. A powerful woman makes her own way in the world, protecting and empowering the helpless and disadvantaged...but in doing so unbalances nature and offends the gods (though this, notably, due to her violent and rapacious overreach, as opposed to her progressive bonafides). The ripples of this action reach out from her stronghold and draw in opposition: a young man cursed by a byproduct of her sins, a group of government agents snooping around trying to keep these prodigies from affecting business-as-usual in the capital of Kyoto, and a mysterious wolf-girl bent on revenge. It's a dense tapestry, full of wonder at the secrets of the natural world, the industry of woman and man, and a powerful faith that the love of the young can overcome the politics, marvels, and weapons that shadow the world entire.

I like other Ghibli films better, but I think Princess Mononoke is a pretty good fit for folks on this site, full of action, fantasy and romance.  It's playing at Fathom event centers in the US starting with a dubbed showing on the 22nd (and another on the 25th) and a subtitled showing on the 23rd.

https://www.fathomevents.com/events/studio-ghibli-fest-2018-princess-mononoke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OiMOHRDs14

Next month...woof. Fucking WOOF.
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Events and Occasions / Re: A Dread Mind
« Last post by Niarra on 07/15/18, 02:28:15 PM »
I am still torn trying to decide who to bring to this. Do I bring the person who might make working with the other faction easier and has a cool head for danger? Or do I bring someone who will absolutely make it harder to work with the other faction and processes things in a way almost certain to make things more complicated? (I mean, I know what the devil on my shoulder says, but still... )

I know for most interesting makeup I ought to just bring a Sith... but I don't have enough Sith characters I'm genuinely invested in, and we get events like this so rarely now that I can't help wanting to bring the Jedi out to play... argh, decisions decisions...

... screw it, I'm bringing the psycho pyro pink pig-tailed horror...
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Events and Occasions / Re: Got any plans on July 14?
« Last post by Ela on 07/15/18, 06:13:12 AM »
Super fun night! Thanks so much for hosting, @Sindee!
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Events and Occasions / Re: Got any plans on July 14?
« Last post by Sindee on 07/14/18, 08:03:32 PM »
Thank you to all who showed up! Stay cool - I know we're all baking right now. *Hugs*
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Events and Occasions / Re: Got any plans on July 14?
« Last post by Imazi on 07/14/18, 05:41:20 PM »
Bumpity. Don't forget it's today everybody. :whee:
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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
« Last post by SquigglyV on 07/14/18, 01:05:10 PM »

Ardiya Spacer


Spacers are those who spend most of their time wandering between stars, a lifestyle which is often romanticized in the Dominion. The term is most often associated with smugglers, mercenaries, and other outlaws, but can also be applied to scholars and adventurers among other things.

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Media Gallery / Re: Squiggly's non-insignia artsy things
« Last post by SquigglyV on 07/12/18, 08:02:41 PM »

Keeper of Alziriyah


The Keepers of Alziriyah (حراس الزيرية) are a sect of reclusive and immensely skilled mages charged with guarding the Alziriyah Athenium, a collection of forbidden knowledge and artifacts located on the isolated desert world of Torqa. Torqa orbits a large blue star hidden away in deep space, its surface blasted by immense magically charged sandstorms at almost all times, making it the perfect location to store the Dominion's most dangerous oddities and lore.

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Events and Occasions / Re: A Dread Mind
« Last post by SivWysan on 07/12/18, 02:21:01 PM »
Drat- I've been stuck from doing Ziost II due to glitches on Chiss boss and quest credit, but will see if i can manage.  Can only bring caben, but I may dress his Chiss as Maerin and say both came.  Makes sense with his fleet active on the Rim border worlds and her keeping watch at Adega base.
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