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    Re: A Pirate Who Says Ni!

    Uste made a thread!

    Heya~~!

    Let's see...
    Blue, red or yellow?
    Green, orange or purple?
    Black or white?
    If you were on a scanlating team, would you choose to be a raw provider, a translator, a cleaner, a proofreader or a typesetter?

    Wow, so many colour-related questions!

    Colour or color?


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    Quote Originally Posted by riki View Post
    Hey Uste!

    How are you?
    Hi riki

    Just great, bit bored though since I have hard time finding work. How you've been?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imperium View Post
    What is your opinion of the EU?
    I used to be very pro-EU, but lately the EU-sceptism has been haunting my thoughts as well. It just seems like all EU wants from us is more money, while our influence is close to non.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imperium View Post
    Where would you like to visit the most?
    As I've already seen London, next would be Paris, Tokyo or New York. Leaning towards Japan though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imperium View Post
    Do you have any novel ways in which you fight the bears that terrorise your city?
    Naah, there hasn't been much fighting lately. The bears have learned to avoid me already. They just leave running at the sight of me.

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    Speaking of city, do you live in Helsinki?
    Nope, Tampere. The second biggest city here.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imperium View Post
    Why didnt you answer the nokia? ):
    Do you not like nokia?
    I forgot that But no, I don't particulary like Nokia. Don't hate it either. It is just as a company a grey blob without a shape, it just doesn't have a good brand these days. And the customer service sucks and the new models break easily. It's been a downhill since Nokia 33310

    Quote Originally Posted by Imperium View Post
    Name three things no one knows about you
    That nobody knows? But don't mothers know everything?

    Quote Originally Posted by Imperium View Post
    Oh and, Thor vs Superman, who would win?
    Thor. If we are talking about the real Thor here, not the Marvel hero with a bad fashion sense. If we are talking about the marvel guy, I don't care.


    Quote Originally Posted by Googlez_kun View Post
    Yo,yo,yo,Uste!

    How is it to have your own thread?


    Yo, Googlez It has totally changed my life. I've never felt better before and I have lost 5 kilos!

    Seriously talking it's quite fun, but surprisingly lot of work

    Quote Originally Posted by Imperium View Post
    Oh a couple more, are you really a Pirate?
    Have you ever thought of pirating as a career?
    Would taking a career as a pirate clash with the strong morals the army indoctrinated gave you?
    Was the army a bit indoctrinating?
    Any funny army stories?
    Oh come on, you'd better start your own thread soon.

    Depends how you define a pirate. I'm not a somali. But I like traditional pirate romance. And OP. So I'm in the spirit. But if all else in my life fails moving to Puntland isn't the worst solution.

    The moral lessons at army mostly had me amused. Sure such things as don't leave a buddy behind were in my moral before army, but the little lessons we had on drugs, alchohol, UN peacekeeping etc. mainly had the opposite effect on me than intented.

    The funniest moments seemed to be in nightwatches around 4AM at the weatherstation. But hey don't make great stories. Those always include the friends I made in army, the pretty much only positive experience there.

    But the last camp we had was awesome. It was at Pori Airport where we were supposed to make METAR weathermessage to flying corps. However the airport of course had it's own personel who'd do the same thing anyways, so only time we'd need to do it was during nights when the field was closed.

    When we arrived at monday morning, the order was to set one cable line. After that the liuetenant said we could take a break. The break ended at friday noon, when we were ordered to take off the cable we had set on monday, before leaving the camp.

    During the week, we just hanged at the tents, went to town (Pori) few times to eat trash food and have a shower and sauna at a swimming hall. I would have died of boredom if hadn't brough my laptop or NDS. And on thursday as "compensation" that we had been dragged there we got on to a helicopter ride. It was just amazing.

    It was maybe the funniest and most relaxing week I had during army. And they said I was crazy to volunteer on going to that camp.

    Quote Originally Posted by saladesu View Post
    Can you find me.... A SHRUBBERY?????



    I mean,
    Hi Ustegius

    Couldn't help but notice your thread title and its link to Monty Python Have you watched any Monty Python other than the holy grail?
    O Knights of Ni, you are just and fair, and we will return with a shrubbery.

    Hi saladesu,

    I've seen all Monty Python material expect the newer come-back musicals. Comedy has just not been the same after Python, and I doubt we'll never see a series as genious and hilarious as it was. Do you have a favorite Python sketch or film?



    Quote Originally Posted by AlB View Post
    hey there Ustegius what's up?

    cool avatar, why did you choose extremely dull looking and bored dog? lol
    It's no dog, it's the Muskrat He is a character from Tove Jansson's Moomins. A philosopher who believes in pointlessness of things. One of my favorites, and great in the anime film version of Comet in Moominland, from which the avatar is from. Signature is from the Moomin books. And I just love that expression

    Quote Originally Posted by Iceiphoenix View Post
    Uste made a thread!

    Heya~~!

    Let's see...
    Blue, red or yellow?
    Green, orange or purple?
    Black or white?
    If you were on a scanlating team, would you choose to be a raw provider, a translator, a cleaner, a proofreader or a typesetter?

    Wow, so many colour-related questions!

    Colour or color?

    Hmm,

    Red
    Green
    Black

    Well I don't know japanese nor can't provide raws and I have no experience in cleaning or typesetting, so proofreading is pretty much the only thing I could do. But if the question is completly hypothetical, I'd like to be a translator. Studying translating (english) at uni was my second choice after film&TV.

    Who the hell cares really? My english is such (an unintentional) mess up with american and brittish english anyways. But I think I use color more often, since it's a nanosecond faster to write.
    Last edited by Ustegius; January 30, 2011 at 08:44 AM.

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    Re: A Pirate Who Says Ni!

    Hey Ust, i like also watching movies, i would like to know, what's ur top 5 best movies, and say why please
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    Re: A Pirate Who Says Ni!

    Tove Jansson's Moomins?
    I'll be sure to check it out then, I love philosophical stuff

    well,sure looks like a dog to me (and I figure I'm not the first one to have made this mistake )

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    Quote Originally Posted by scav View Post
    Hey Ust, i like also watching movies, i would like to know, what's ur top 5 best movies, and say why please
    Okay, not in order, and not necessary the best films I've seen, but certainly among the top

    Tonari no Totoro - Hayao Miyazaki (1988)

    This here is mainly a manifestation on Miyazaki on the list, since I have incredbly hard time ranking his works. Totoro is in my honest opinion the closest thing to a perfect childrens film. I remember seeing this first time as a 5-year-old. It wasn't dubbed and I didn't know how to read the subtitles, but still it broke the language barriers and I could perfectly follow the story and be completly absorbed in it.
    I think Totoro very well displays and draws from childs imagination. It has a wonderfull balance between fantastical elements and real life. The fact that heroines are children like any of the targeted audience really helps to make the film even more appealing. Also you don't need a world shaking crisis to break hearts and induce drama and suspension. I think most of us have "lost" our parents as kids, and know how horrible the feeling of being lost was. Sure, happily though it happened on a smallerscale than in Totoro. Like in a supermarket or a park.
    Still I think also older audiences can get a lot from this film also. Like have us faintly remember how it was to be child. And there is the enviromental message too. Totoro is a very adorable creature, but not in-your-face-cute that many of the newer characters, which can be very annoying. Totoro and the umbrella is among my favorite movies scenes ever.
    I think critic Roger Ebert described it well: "My Neighbor Totoro is based on experience, situation and exploration—not on conflict and threat," and described its appeal: "...it would never have won its worldwide audience just because of its warm heart. It is also rich with human comedy in the way it observes the two remarkably convincing, lifelike little girls... It is a little sad, a little scary, a little surprising and a little informative, just like life itself. It depends on a situation instead of a plot, and suggests that the wonder of life and the resources of imagination supply all the adventure you need."

    Calamari Union, Aki Kaurismäki (1984)

    I had to have a finnish film on the list. Even though majority of finnish productions tend to suck, the a few diamonds in them, Calamari Union being of of them. This film is very hard to describe, since is has a very unique absurd and non-sensical feel while beinf absolutely hilarious.
    It tells the story of 16 men, 15 of them Franks and one Pekka. Pekka is the only one who speaks english. In hopes of better life they decide to leave Kallio to move to Eira, an other section of Helsinki. Only two of them make it there alive, only to find out, that Eira is already populated and to the paradise they were looking for.
    The film is black&white and has very tasty rock music soundtrack. The scenes seem to be completly random, and the cast consists of the biggest finnish celebrities of the 80's. It feels almost like Kaurismäki and they are trolling everybody with this film. However it has the "stiff" and ironic trademark Kaurismäki dialoque and the sheer absurd serious humor. There's also bit of satire there and Kaurismäki is the best when it comes to displaying urban angst.

    El Laberinto Del Fauno, Guillermo Del Toro (2006)


    After reading some original versions Grimm's Tales and other old fairy tails, Disneys happy and colorfull world for a moment feels completly ridiculous. The old fairy tales are dark, and Pan's Labyrinth seems to make homage for those, while being completly new story and simply splendid film.
    The story takes place in Spain 1944, the facist reign. 10-year-old Ofelia has just moved in with her pregnant mother to her new stepfathers, Captain Vidals, house. Before too long, she follows an insect she believes to be a fairy in an ancient labyrinth near by. Here she meet a Faun who blevies she is reincarnation of Underworld Realm princess Moanna, and she needs to complete 3 quests to prove her identity and reclaim her throne.
    There is also a sub-plot on the real world, about spanish guerillas, rebels of the facist reign. Aften watching this film for a first time, I had goosebumps, shivers, and felt completly mind-fucked. It had a creepy magical athmosphere, and in the end the viewer just can not tell what is true and what is not.
    The visuals are stunning. CGI is minimizized, leaning on heavy make-up and animatronics. And it looks absolutle beautifull. In a dark twisted way. Cinematography is unbelieveable. Spanish is refreshing to listen in such an impressive film and kudos to Del Toro for making the subtitles himself, the translator in me appreaciates that kind of attitude.
    This probaply the best film in my opinion ever. I can't fully describe it, but this is just magnicicent. It is visually amazing and the story makes the viewer really think, it has really deep themes, escapism being just on of them. Brilliant, just brilliant. Totally out of this world, while still being in this world.

    Memento, Christopher Nolan (2000)

    This is the film that made consious on Nolan and a big fan, years before the popular fuzz that came with Dark Knight. It's psychological thriller about a man with anterograde amnesia which renders his brain unable to store new memories.
    Now what impressed me most in this film was the nonlinear narrative structure, which fools the viewer to make false assumptions. The story is pretty much told backwards. Memento is presented as two different sequences of scenes, a series in black-and-white that are shown chronologically, and a series of color sequences shown in reverse order. The two sequences "meet" at the end of the film, producing one common story.
    The film makes great explorations on the themes memory, perception and self-deception, but not counting in the clever structure it isn't as striking of a psychological thriller as Fincher's s7ven for example. Nevertheless, it is still a remarkable and amazing film.

    Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Sergio Leone (1966)

    I wanted to include a classic on this list too, and was struggling between One Flew Over Cuckoo's Nest and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. This time I decided to write on the epic spaghetti western.
    One of the things that is interesting on this film, is the fact that the critical view at the time of release was lot more negative than today. The film was descriped as dull and critizised for extreme violence. Mostly it was however, because at the the time everyone thought, that a spaghetti western just could not be art. Wow, we've become a long way from that, that especially manifested when sci-fi film such as District 9 was nominated for the Academy award of Best film. It's still a brutal film, but considering the stuff we have these days, the bashing it got from violence feel a bit amusing.
    The way the film diplays absurdity of war in such a setting was something completly new. It also blames the winners, oh the blasphemy! The production was a huge and expensive in the scale nothing done before. That's shows how great the directing of Leone in this piece is. Cinematography is great. The use of ultra close-ups is just amazing. The camera is well used in creating such an intense athmosphere and epic feel. And Ennio Morricones soundtrack is legendary.

    Wow, that was 5 already? But there are still so many films I'd like to mention.

    Quote Originally Posted by AlB View Post
    Tove Jansson's Moomins?
    I'll be sure to check it out then, I love philosophical stuff

    well,sure looks like a dog to me (and I figure I'm not the first one to have made this mistake )
    Your certainly not the first one mistake it as a dog. I guess the japanese didn't really have a good grasp what a muskrat looks like. I really recommend the Moomins. While they certainly are children's literature, the content is philosophical and easy to enjoy from adults perspective too. The Muskrat is kinda of an parody of a philosopher.

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    If you were giving a choice of pushing a button one killing 1 million chinese and the second killing yourself which one would you choose?

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    Hello Ustegius,

    Welcome to the zone and I hope you find a job soon. Best wishes on your studies.

    Take care, lordHokage.


    You truly deserve the title of Yondaime Hokage

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    Quote Originally Posted by digitaldude View Post
    If you were giving a choice of pushing a button one killing 1 million chinese and the second killing yourself which one would you choose?
    I'd propably panic until time is up, and both me and the chinese end up dead. Or I would just leave the room/place/situation/whatever and leave the button as it is, if possible.

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    Hello Ustegius,

    Welcome to the zone and I hope you find a job soon. Best wishes on your studies.

    Take care, lordHokage.
    Thanks mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iceiphoenix View Post
    Let's see...
    Blue, red or yellow?
    Green, orange or purple?
    Black or white?

    Wow, so many colour-related questions!
    Icey! The colour questions are strictly mine to ask dammit!



    S'up Uste! Sweet, new avy x sig set!

    - So what's your favourite kind of meat?
    - Do you eat seafood often?
    - Black, pink, white, blue or grey?
    - You should participate in one of the sig contests. You're drawings are awesome and pretty amusing.

    Trying to attract new and/or old members in participating in the sig contests, ain't working. Dammit.

    - Iyo. The most annoying FF'er is.....? 8D
    - Favourite song atm?

    See ya later, dude~

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    Hey, Ustegius! Just noticed your thread here. Love the title, btw! Monty Python is <3333 One of my favorite clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5ba1OKY7Xc

    Thanks again for the artwork you submitted for the Bleach tournament! Which one was your favorite? Which one was the most challenging to draw?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugzee View Post
    Icey! The colour questions are strictly mine to ask dammit!



    S'up Uste! Sweet, new avy x sig set!

    - So what's your favourite kind of meat?
    - Do you eat seafood often?
    - Black, pink, white, blue or grey?
    - You should participate in one of the sig contests. You're drawings are awesome and pretty amusing.

    Trying to attract new and/or old members in participating in the sig contests, ain't working. Dammit.

    - Iyo. The most annoying FF'er is.....? 8D
    - Favourite song atm?

    See ya later, dude~
    Sup Bugz.

    - Bacon (Tenderloin) Beef Steak. Though I like lamb and duck a lot too.
    - Not really, because my sister is allergic. But once a month or so. I do enjoy fish and prawn a lot. Especially high class sashimi (or sushi) is delicious. Japan has the greatest food culture in the world, imho.
    - Black
    - I might consider, but wouldn't bet on it. I can draw a little, but I'm not so good when it comes to designing and editing. I hope for the best with the recruiting though
    - I honestly don't think any of the FF'rs is that annoying I've even come accustomed with the yawning.
    - Kuriyama Chiaki - Cold Finger Girl. Is the opening for Level E, and I've been digging that animu a lot. And it's a catchy song on it's own too. Also, when I first listened to the OP, I wondered why she sounds so familiar. She played Gogo (the insane schoolgirl with a meteor hammer) in Kill Bill, and had a role in Battle Royle too.


    Quote Originally Posted by igotthegoods View Post
    Hey, Ustegius! Just noticed your thread here. Love the title, btw! Monty Python is <3333 One of my favorite clips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5ba1OKY7Xc

    Thanks again for the artwork you submitted for the Bleach tournament! Which one was your favorite? Which one was the most challenging to draw?
    Python cetainly rules! The twit competicion certainly is one of the best sketches. One of my favorites is the funniest joke in the world

    Your welcome, was no biggie. I've been meaning to try to do Bleach fanart atleast once, since I used to be a bigger fan when younger. Nowadays not so My favorite was Barragan, I liked doing all the small lines in his face and for some reason drawing felt very natural and minimum of reference was needed. Hardest one was probaply Yamamoto, since I had to check the most reference for him to understand Kubos way of doing things a bit better, it took the longest to get him done. I had to revise it quite some times, and still I'm not completly happy with the result. Isshin was just a fast brushwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ustegius View Post
    Yo, Googlez It has totally changed my life. I've never felt better before and I have lost 5 kilos!

    Seriously talking it's quite fun, but surprisingly lot of work
    Wow!It's a pinchu success!

    Isn't it.I was surprised as well.I mean,i already had tons of threads(in the art section) and they seemed rather easy,but the personal threads are quite a lot of work.They are fun,though.

    Btw. i sent you a friend request on myanimelist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ustegius View Post
    Definetly Storm of Swords. It's the high point of the series, everything splendidly was built for that climax. And no one definetly see the Red Wedding coming. Well untill the certain House started to seem awfully sneaky right before it actually happened. Also the character developement really shined through the whole novel.

    Clash of Kings doesn't lose much though. Battle of Blackwater was incredible.
    yup Storm of Swords was amazing. I remember the first time I read, raged so hard at the Red Wedding. Damn them Freys, I thought the Starks would be safe since they did that old custom thing of eating their food but NOPE HURR DURR BREAKING ALL THE RULES AND EVERYTHING

    felt pretty bad for Arya too, she managed to finally find her family and than shit hits the fan...multiple times. You just know the Freys are gonna get some divine magical retribution....like being eaten by dragons lol.

    soooo when's Dance with Dragons coming out? Its been almost six years

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    Quote Originally Posted by Googlez_kun View Post
    Btw. i sent you a friend request on myanimelist.
    Oh, yes MAL Haven't logged in decades. I should check it out some day, I'm just afraid of all the time updating my lists will consume.

    Quote Originally Posted by CBlitz View Post
    yup Storm of Swords was amazing. I remember the first time I read, raged so hard at the Red Wedding.
    Spoiler show


    soooo when's Dance with Dragons coming out? Its been almost six years
    I thought spoiler tags would be polite. But I agree, damn them Freys. By the series end, I want to see the Twins burning. Arya sure is a heartbreaker, she was such a sweet girl and now with all she has gone through her character is turning slowly into very dislikable. It's kinda like opposite of Jaime.

    Rumors are strong of ADWD being finnished this year. GRRM and his editors even hinted, that he might have pleasant news in early january. However there was no new because I had to spent the holidays in hospital. But marketing wise not to get the novel done by the time the first (and hopefully not last) season of Game of Thrones ends would be just stupid.

    I'm hopefull we'll have the book this year, or early 2012.

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    When will we get to see a picture of you, army man

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