>WE $720K NOW
>Aspiration patch finished
Thanks AltPro, you guys fucking rock
Sorta like how the soul of a Japanese Warrior is a Katana DUCT TAPED to the side of your cockpit.
>Implying the Shogun's *custom* TSF wouldn't have a holder for a katana.
Nah. It's not terrible. It's stupid, but it's fun, cute, and lewd.
It would have been a LOT better if it were more serious, though. Even Extra had serious romance. Altered Fable plays EVERYTHING for laughs and fanservice.
I don't think it worked. I wanted it to be heartwarming. Instead it was silly. The events of Alternative were joked about but never addressed. It was gallows humor rather than a therapy session. There was no serious romance. There were (bad) H-scenes, but no real romantic resolution.
The rare serious scene, e.g. Kasumi at Christmas, worked very well.
I'm a Sumikafag and her route was the worst by far. God damn cockblocking satellite!
Spending more time with my waifu was the main reason I read it. It could have done that better, though. I wanted a cute and happy romance. Instead I got slapstick. The only serious romance
was a fucking dream.
Before the Shimmering Time Ends (BtSTE) is pure fanservice. I was reading it for the H-scenes. The trilogy is too serious to have long, high-quality H-scenes in the middle, but BtSTE isn't.
>>WE $720K NOW
I'm really proud of all of you.
The Marimo and Yuuko scenes were pretty hot.
You mean the ones in Extra and Unlimited? I didn't read either of them. If they're good, I'll certainly go for them when I re-read the trilogy.
Are there Yuuko or Marimo routes in BtSTE?
Lelouch is pretty entertaining in the MUV-LUV universe.
Hopefully he'll show up again in the Eurofront VN.
I enjoyed the hell out of it. Just finished. Ilfriede is fucking adorable.
So looks like SM's getting its cast expanded. Wonder what other changes they'll be introducing.
1st Lt Mirai Heisennberg
MSgt Kurt Gris Bell
Sgt Vivi Schwansteiga
Major Joachim Balck
Anyways maybe there are new characters, but most if not all of these are existing secondary characters we've just never seen.
Missed this until now but Moemi Otaka is voicing Vivi, I think that is a probably new character like what's their faces at the Kyoto school.
Hannibal is battalion commander, Marei is his sidekick, Griebel is a tank battalion dude who has a spinoff short story, Joachim is the west German battalion commander.
Aspiration is making me regret not picking up the Typhoons when they were on sale on Amazon.
But Luna is the true /m/istress of Eurofront, the chick who loves the mechs as much as you do.
>Still no mention of Haiburu or other missing side-stories
So why don't they just orbitally bomb the BETAs? They already have ways to counter Laser-class interception, and there's always remote controlled missiles.
that is still the same mold right? i was just thinking of getting another typhoon myself as i already have the black one unbuilt and have seen from the old F22 EMD the darker kits dont look nearly as nice as the lighter ones
Comparing my builds and ones that I've seen here, the lighter ones only look better if you paint in the detail. Which I would do if I were any good at painting. Maybe I'll buy a spare 1/144 kit and try painting that
>So why don't they just orbitally bomb the BETAs?
It was tried on the Moon. Didn't work to well. Hitting things from orbit is inaccurate and expensive, and BETA dwell deep underground in extremely tough tunnels.
>They already have ways to counter Laser-class interception
No. Heavy metal clouds help, somewhat exposure damage, but they aren't a counter.
>and there's always remote controlled missiles.
BETA give targeting priority to more advanced computers. If you try to launch guided munitions under the cover of a saturation bombardment, the guided munitions will be picked off first.
I thought it'd be covered in shitty anime art, but it's just a bunch of barely knowns words. Who gives a shit?
>dakis are still shipping out of Japan
>still going to get assraped by textile tariffs
This is all a much shittier deal than I already thought.
Holy shit dude you had that shipped to Australia? The postage for TOM stuff here is ridiculous. And the boxes... I bout a tiny mug and a phone strap, and they sent it in a box big enough to fit two Non-Scale TSF boxes in. I had to walk home with it through western Sydney.
Gonna be pretty pissed when KS ends with somewhere around 850k or something. Can't really believe it reaching 900k.
Because it's more about the weight and how the items fit in boxes. You ordered items that didn't fit the minimum sized box. thus the one that they fit or had stocked was used. Weight matters more than size.
It depends on if we get a bump at the end like most KS projects do. If we get a bump similar in proportion to the Clannad KS's last few days, then 900k is within reach, but it'll still be very very close.
There are standard sizes. You stock about three or four different sizes and go what you have to. If you ordered products that don't fit the smaller one, you just have to go with a larger one even if it has marge amounts of empty space.
Again, size doesn't matter. Weight does.
Probably but there no rafale model kits.
xbox controller for scale. The box they used for shipping could have been the size of a tissue box.
And they didn't because it required a larger one. There are standards they need to stick with. Items certain size needs certain packaging material as per standard. Stop being a faggot and be glad you even had the chance to buy those. If you dislike them because of this event, stop buying from there.
Again; weight matters, not the size. If you're an idiot who doesn't realize you can throw the post package away, that's your damn problem.
Just backed $300 (Takemikazuchi), is it worth going to the $400 pledge, for the Daki?
If it was all 3 I would jump at it, but only one for another $100 is ridiculous.
What are the chances the templates will be sold online, from other Daki sellers?
Plus I would lose the Figure.
New Muv-Luv NA event gives a Yuzuka SSR.
But what the fuck is this art?
>What are the chances the templates will be sold online, from other Daki sellers?
I think there's a fair chance that people would trace it and sell copies. It wouldn't be the real thing, and probably won't look as good though. Also, you'd be supporting plagiarism.
>Plus I would lose the Figure.
The Takemikazuchi isn't an exclusive item; it's just in a signed box. It's a kit from Kotobukiya that's been out for a little over a year, so you might be able to find one online right now.
Will they offer to sell the other daki variants as a bonus, like other kickstarters do?
Of course it will cost extra for each one, but only getting one for the cost is a bit much. They aren't even that unique, the thumbnails on the website for them look like game CGs.
Rather not back $800 for all three either.
What pledge did you guys go? I sort of went with this one, because it was sold out previously.
I pledged $400 for the reason I stated.
>Will they offer to sell the other daki variants as a bonus
Look at the addons pic.
>They aren't even that unique
Those are just placeholder designs you retard, we're getting new ones.
>They aren't even that unique, the thumbnails on the website for them look like game CGs.
Those are just examples of Bou's art. We haven't seen any of the daki designs yet.
also there are more than three, now. I think they said they're adding Marimo, but I can't remember the other girls.
>$200 per daki
What the fuck. It might be cheaper to get the $800 pledge, that's really fucking steep.
Yes, I sort of already knew. I was just downplaying their value, so I wouldn't be inclined to buy them. But now I'm conflicted, especially if they will be limited edition.
The next time a girl guide tries to sell me cookies for $50 each, I will laugh in their face.
I already know how ridiculous the high pledges are. I did $300 on another KS and the content was mediocre.
But charging $200, so basically $800 if you want all 4 dakis is fucking ludicrous. It's a pillow case for fuck sake.
They're putting way too much emphasis, on the original artist doing new designs.
I can see some waifufags putting out $400 for one daki of their waifu, which is pretty steep in itself, yet understandable.
But wanting to buy them all for collectors sake, isn't looking like a sensible option.
The most rare and exotic daki in Japan wouldn't be that much. Daki's don't even have collectible value, like an exclusive figure.
If you have the pattern vector, you can mass produce them as much as you like.
Either way I hope they release the actual artwork soon, or lower the price. Notice how the daki tier isn't very popular.
Surely they will release the designs, so people will actually be tempted to purchase them additionally.
Paying $200 for a design you haven't even seen is fucking retarded.
Only someone obsessed with having all of a character's (waifu) merchandise would bother.
Just heard about the kickstarter for the first time and i dont have a credit-card.
I think it's to late to get one now.
Any other options?
They can't explicitly say it on the KS, but yeah, that's what the answer in the FAQ is implying. The gore won't be censored, but they're going to need to release patches for the H scenes.
Theres a breakdown of the costs involved in the KS in this podcast. They had keep Ixtl happy too, don't forget.
Isn't Alternative Projects working on the translations? How aren't this just a bunch of shilling on their part to get paid to clean up a script? There's some major conflicts of interests there that put that whole thing under a lot of doubt.
That's one way to look at it. They still put out their fan-translation for Aspiration yesterday though, for free, so not sure how deep they'll be working on this. We'll have to see if they release something official other than "yeah we're going to help out"
That's what I want, really. The H-scenes are terrible and not important. The story is better without them. The only H-scene that's well-made and important is disgusting and disturbing as hell, so I'm glad I don't have to see it again.
What are Ixtl and Degica? I've heard people talking about them, but I'm not sure what they are.
If they are shills, they just shot themselves in the foot by releasing another translation then. Kouki isn't going to like that haha.
Them's the company that created Muv-Luv and the company operating the kickstarter. How are you on this board without knowing that?
So does Ixtl own âge or are they just working together?
>How are you on this board without knowing that?
I'm a big Muv-Luv fan, but I just sort of read the trilogy and left. The business situation of the company that made it didn't interest me. I'm interested in the story, not the company that made it.
What if they have their approval? They've already straight up said few times around that they're involved with cleaning up the scripts. They're not selling those scripts either. As Degica is paying for lxrecs or whatever script, who is to say they won't do the same with them? All this would just end up being Alternative Projects promoting themselves in hopes of getting paid for fan translations.
Personally I'm fine with Amaterasu and AP getting money for their work, considering that they never accepted donations even when offered. You gotta respect guys like that. If AP ends up working on the retranslation or whatever, I just hope the quality will be improved instead of the other way around. It does need some work.
I pledged 300 myself, and I don't really care since its for the goodies I get. Fucking Destroyer Plush, at last!
Because then you couldn't see you're waifu's face.
I'm sure there's some in-universe justification, but the real reason is that it looks better that way. Just like the fortified suits have a justification but we all know they're fanservice.
No, this is the reason.
You can't fucking have Bou's hair with helmets.
They should follow the contours of the hair more closely. The two helmets look almost the same even though Meiya and Tama have quite different hair.
Even if that is true, I don't want to hear about it.
I'll just stick it in my doorway and scare the folks.
Technically since the BETA only need to plug into a Reactor you'd only have to hook it up to an electric car socket in your garage, I'm sure it'll all work out.
Assuming you have some means to foot the x9 increase in your monthly electric bill, anyways.
How do they heal from damage? Creating new flesh out of pure energy would be EXTREMELY expensive. They'd lose water over time, too. Wouldn't they need to drink?
I know that they need to recharge at Reactors, but I find it hard to believe they don't eat or drink.
>I find it hard to believe they don't eat or drink.
Also, many of them have mouths. What are those for? I know that some are made from humans and maybe those mouths are just a holdover, but the Grappler isn't made from a human and it has a mouth.
Speaking of which, why aren't there BETA made from animals. They make some strains from people, but why are there no BETA dogs or sharks or pigeons around?
I remember Destroyers can heal their shells, it's what those purple spots are. They don't heal fast enough that it can heal it within minutes of an attack, but fast enough that you'd probably see the same Destroyer again with a fully healed shell if it survived.
I don't know how much you guys know about the human body, but it doesn't heal itself directly from the stuff you eat you know. That stuff is converted into energy inside the body, which fuels cells to replicate for regeneration.
copy-paste syndrome, caused by lazy Photoshop.
Jokes aside, some of them resemble pawprints, but the impact from 120mm rounds and such on a shell would typically result in wounds spread upwards towards the top of the shell. Since the healing is solid in form but spotty in appearance, you would reasonably get that pawprint appearance.
Though I did say it was copy-paste syndrome, the Destroyer sprites have a fairly dispersed pattern of such wounds. Only a few on the sprite resemble pawprints.
Too bad we never see new, all-green Destroyers mixed in amongst them, though.
>That stuff is converted into energy inside the body
Do you seriously think that your food is converted into pure energy which is used to synthesize new matter?
No. New flesh comes from chemicals harvested from your food. Making new flesh from pure energy would be STUPIDLY expensive, not to mention impossible with biological hardware. I'm talking BILLIONS of calories to synthesize one gram of flesh.
I'm no expert in alien physiology but when the power provider in question is a reactor capable of producing rare extrasolar materials, provides power to upwards 200 000 individual creatures in a Phase 4 Hive, concepts like "too much energy required" is not really a point worth pondering over.
That said, while the majority of BETA use teeth to render materials down to size for transport either inside or outside their body, it's not out of possibility for them to convert some into a material storage of sorts for repairs or even for the reactor to give them some materials for repairs during the charging phase.
Or even for BETA too damaged to regenerate back to original form (say, maybe, a Grappler missing one claw and all the legs on one side) to be bashed apart by other BETA and carried back as materials.
>Do you seriously think that your food is converted into pure energy
Are you fucking retarded or something? A calorie is the energy unit needed to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree Celsius. A FUCKING ENERGY UNIT. And nevermind that, since food is processed by the body into the final form of ATP, which POWERS the interactions in your CELL when it REPLICATES, THROUGH THE USE OF ATP, which transfers ENERGY to the cell. THAT'S WHAT FUCKING MITOCHONDRIA ARE FOR YOU IDIOT.
>concepts like "too much energy required" is not really a point worth pondering over
Of course it is. You do not grasp the scales we're dealing with. The BETA are powerful, but if they were so powerful they could build things out of pure energy the entire Earth would be scooped up in a few milliseconds.
Somehow I read that in the fairy-style voice from Humanity Has Declined.
I'm going to have some mighty serious non-Euclidean shit for dreams tonight, that's for sure.
Yosei-san Yosei-san, what happens when people die?
>A FUCKING ENERGY UNIT.
Yes. And if you've ever read a nutrition label, you know that there's more to food than calories. Your body gets energy from food, but it also converts a large percentage of it into materials to be used. Proteins are converted to amino acids which are used to make proteins. This is why there are ESSENTIAL amino acids: your body cannot produce them from simpler materials and must get them directly from food.
2,000 kcal is enough to produce a few nanograms of matter, which is a few red blood cells. In order to recover from a papercut by turning energy into matter, you'd have to use MILLIONS of days worth of food and have a body capable of handling energies that would put a nuclear reactor to shame.
I don't really care. I like thinking about these things (it's called fan wank for a reason), but it doesn't really affect my enjoyment.
Right now I'm more offended by the grotesque misunderstanding of physics and biology I see ITT.
It was kind of nice to see a black guy in a Japanese work who is not a total stereotype. That gate guard was just a soldier. His race was totally ignored.
That's remarkably rare for weebshit.
Alas, we never saw him operating an exo-unit in the final moments to punch all the juice out of Warriors forever.
Do they really have canonical birthdays?
Have there been any sidestories about infantry? I like the mecha, but pilots are a small minority. I want to know what the others are like.
There's Tombstone in Steel, about Kurt (or is it Kelt) and his dead waifu.
Don't think they ever got birthdays. November 11 is also the Invasion of Niigata but I don't think that had that big a role to play in the base alert level for that day. I've already forgotten most of the minor details, so parhaps Takeru had some talking moments with them on that day or something. Otherwise I really can't recall.
The last released chronicles (04, I believe) has War Ensemble, which is about an exoskeleton-outfitted infantry unit doing some man-to-freak fighting in a suburban town in Japan. Main character is a girl starts out with her friends and her pulled to do basic soldier duties
and her two friends get the short end of the stick at the end of some BETA teeth, the main character later gets picked up by the unit and dons a pretty fitting suit with a high-powered rifle as a subsidiary gift.
Granted, I'm just going off spoilers I picked up around and everywhere, but seeing as it's got an exoskeleton with impromptu battleaxes in it, it can't be half bad by simple virtue of being new material (and the only one of its kind as of now).
They were building up to this.
Isn't there one romance in SM that doesn't end with one (or both) partners dead and the survivor a traumatic mess.
So far we have:
Beatrix and Jurgen
Iris and Theo
Kurt and Tank Girl
Inghilde and some unnamed dude
Gretel and Karel (or Karl, not sure about pronunciation)
Sylwia and Walter
It's like romance is the ultimate deathflag in ML's world.
Many of them would have died anyway.
And in the trilogy it's the opposite. Sumika and Takeru died dozens of times, but their romance let Sumika be happy for the first time in years and let Takeru survive.
There are better ways to showcase it, like having a x-ray part on the blanket. It's stupid to hold your hands out like that.
Dad get off the Internet you're drunk again. Drag your 60-years old ass back to the sick bed and die already.
Yeah, it has some pretty good themes and parallels running through out it. Many of the characters are foils for other characters. Take Sylwia, who obsessively hunted down and killed her best friend after said friend was forced to rat her out (sounds similiar to the whole Iris vs Beato thing, doesn't it). Or you could look at Lise and foil her against Iris, who had to betray her brother too.
Because it's a fucking miracle of an engine that can do everything they want it to do, plus have powerful as hell editing tool for it.
Fuck third party engines, all companies should make their own.
>crazy wacky shit that kirikiri2 is currently capable of
Got any non-spoilery videos as examples? Haven't read Mahoyo yet because my nip isn't good enough yet and would prefer no major spoilers.
>it's a fucking miracle of an engine
What can it do that others can't? VN engines aren't exactly complicated.
It makes WAY more sense for them to standardize and then differentiate themselves on content. If all the companies put the work that went into their private engines into kirikiri2 (or custom forks of it), they'd have way more powerful engines for a way lower price. Suits don't like FOSS, but it's useful for both companies and consumers. Especially for VNs, where the content is vastly more important than the engine.
and the best rUGP has to offer, in comparison
rUGP is fine. However, it would be even better if it were released under the GPL and used by everyone. Same goes for kirikiri2: if âge had spent their time contributing to the project, kirikiri2 would have all the strengths of rUGP.
FOSS is fantastic for just this sort of thing. Duplicated effort is a tremendous waste. VNs are not differentiated by their engines. Companies have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by switching to FOSS platforms or making their own platforms FOSS.
You're doing it wrong. Here, let me show you how it's done.
>Oberleutnant* Mirai** Heisenberg
*I've observed from sources of admittedly unverifiable veracity that the lesser rank of shoui covers both Unterleutnant and Leutnant. Translation engines seem to agree on this.
**I'm not aware of that being a proper German name or if there exists a proper German name that conforms to the kana.
>Oberfeldwebel Kurt Griebel*
*Griewel also exists as a German surname from what I've observed.
>Feldwebel Vivi Schweinsteiger
No corrections to Romanization necessary. Pronunciation of the rank, on the other hand... (It's pronounced mah-yor)
No corrections to Romanization necessary.
No corrections to Romanization necessary.
I had imagined Otto as looking more like Roundel.
Haven't played Total Eclipse so I don't know what the engine as it currently stands is capable of, are there any scenes that compare to the nonsense that the second video pulls off?
>being paid for anything
>let alone cleaning up the translation of someone that can sort of read Japanese
What a terrifying world we live in.
I like the part where you missed half the fuckups that had already been corrected anyways.
It could be Marei or Marai, the kana don't distinguish between the two it seems. But Marei seems to be much better known in Japan because it's the name of NHK's German presenter (マライ・メントライン).
Anyways the short answer as to why they don't change is that age already has a pretty effective scripting engine ported to multiple platforms they know how to use that has a lot of functionality specifically for the content they make and it would be a (time/money costing) pain in the ass to switch without any particular reason.
Has kirikiri2 even been made to work on consoles?
Jesus fucking christ, is there any limit to Captain Wallerstein's fabulousness?!
Of course it's going to be extremely misanthropic. Its the origin story of the guy who wants to kill all humans.
Look at >>13393073
It's definitely edgy, especially towards the end, but the characters are way more sympathetic than AkG (yes, even Beatrix).
This really needs more adaptations. Why in the name of god Âge ever decided to choose an over-edgy and a troubled mess to adapt into anime is still a mystery to me.
SM's got some positive things going for it.
You do realize Adoration is basically a fucking fan disk and not representative of the overall content of Duty Lost Arcadia, right?
But hey who doesn't love people making sweeping statements about the quality of things they haven't actually read.
Depends what they pull off in the last few days to motivate more pledges. If we get a bump in the last few days that adds up to around a third or half of the first day like a lot of kickstarters do, then 900k is completely doable, but without a end-of-KS bump 900k isn't happening.
Does anyone know how we're suppose to add the add-ons to our pledge?
I might get that Sumika t-shirt.
I think the estimate I made here should be correct. $75 on the last 2 days doesn't sound insane.
Basically if there's an average of $10k per day until the 48 hour mark I think we'll hit dat physical codex, and we have only had 9 days under $7k over the whole campaign.
>Also, cockpit sex.
Meiya in the simulator in UL?
I'll add on cash after the daki designs get revealed and make my final decision on whether to stay at the $300 or upgrade.
yeah, that one was hawt
I'm pretty sure you have to clear TDA before it shows up. That's how it worked for me at least.
Reminder of best girl guys.
>like 3 CGs
>10,000 lines of dialogue
I wouldn't really call that an "update"
just keep giving more shekels
No. There's a literal list there of what stories are being TLed.
1. Muv-Luv Supplement
a. Sakura no Hana ga Saku Mae ni - 桜の花が咲く前に Muv-Luv After Episode
b. Muv-Luv ~Another Episode Collection~
2. Ayu-Mayu Alternative
a. Atonement (Shokuzai - 贖罪)
b. Inheritance (Shoukei - 承継)
3. Muv-Luv Chronicles 01
a. Chicken Divers (チキン・ダイバーズ)
b. Rain Dancers (レイン・ダンサーズ)
4. Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu (君がいた季節)
a. Confessions (Kokusaku - 告白)
1. Muv-Luv Chronicles 02
a. Aspiration - (Shoukei - 憧憬)
2. Muv-Luv Chronicles 03
a, Resurrection - (Saitan - 再誕)
3. Muv-Luv Altered Fable
a. Kagayaku Toki ga Kienu Mae ni - かがやく時空(とき)が消えぬ間に
(this is the main component of Altered Fable)
Not technically, it is. Akane Maniax has more to do with KGNE than Muv-Luv as it shows how Akane gets over the events in it, even thou the OVA was supposed to lead into a Muv-Luv anime.
The OVA shows Hayase route is canon one
The KGNE anime showed it before. And the Akane Maniacs just went with it.
There was also a short teaser for a ML anime at the end of ayu-mayu gekijou (which in fact had so much more to do with ML than KGNE), in which Sumika was given the title of the new Age heroine.
Have some Shiranui made
by my waifu's dad
Is Meiya supposed to be cosplaying SEIBAH in that last scene?
>Being this much of a weeaboo
The words mean literally the exact same thing.
I'm just hoping those 500+ $1 backers are actually waiting to put their real money down on the last day.
Seriously, what's the point of even contributing $1? All you get for it is an e-mail every week or so. You can't even really say you "supported the project" because $1 means nothing.
I have made a poll.
``More information´´ means either waiting to figure out if we are going to get the 900,000 $ goal or to see how the dakis will look like or anything along that line
>I didn't much like Meiya or her voice
Sumika: DRILL MILKY PUNCH!
Tama: MIKI BOOMERANG!
(ruby text on "Sword of Promised Victory" of course)
Ayamine: Not good enough.
Does anyone know why some call it a Takemikazuchi and others Takemikaduchi? It's the same with Chizuru and Chiduru, z and d seems to be interchangeable.
I think you can DISLIKE someone for having different tastes. If someone's tastes are totally different from your own, you may not be able to get alone. But disliking someone is no reason to be rude.
Romaji are an approximation. Japanese uses some sounds which aren't exactly like English ones.
But it's Takemikazuchi and Chizuru, since Takemikaduchi and Chiduru look and sound stupid in English.
Not waifuing both
>Sumika and Meiya
>Cryska and Yui
>Beatrix and Irisdina
I never did get waifu wars; usually both girls are amazing in there own way.
It's not like I made a decision. I just don't like Meiya very much.
A lot of this comes from the fact that waifus were originally a joke. It used to be that people would treat them like their actual wives and say fapping to other girls or having multiple waifus is cheating, gently mocking themselves for being weebs in love with cartoon characters. And then the newfags took that joke seriously.
I do like that quote. I have no idea who said it, though. It's been attributed to everyone under the sun, but I can't imagine any of the people it's been attributed to saying that.
>Sociopathic Rapist Stasi
She never had anyone raped though. In fact, her specific line on the matter after capturing the 666 was:
"Erotic torture is prohibited."
That whole Pham rumor was baseless shit circulated on Animesuki and /m/ (just like giving her responsibility for having Lise broken, or killing Theo's family and torturing him).
She's not as horrible as people seem to want her to be; that's Axmann's job.
Anyway the Stasi's game wasn't so much rape for rape's sake as it was dehumanization, isolation, sleep deprivation, repetitive 12 hour long interrogations, and randomly switching lights on and off.
The only things that are generally known about Muv-Luv by those who don't follow it is "TE anime was shit" and "those fucking waifufags". If I can have no idea what happens in episode 7 of season 2 of the Game of Thrones, a show absolutely EVERYONE is watching, then there are probably people who have no idea about
Twizzlersor CHOMPin a visual novel which most people are too lazy to read/install.
ML's stasi operates differently than RL stasi, mostly because Beatrix's father "reformed" them, turning them from domestic spies into brutal state enforcers. So instead of sleep deprivation, or cold rooms, the stasi now fold bones or force prisoners to commit murder. Then you get guy's like Axmann who tortures children just because he gets off on it getting commendations. Even Beatix uses tactics that RL stasi would blanch at.
It's not a decade old in the English world. It was only translated in late 2011. Also, not everyone has read it.
That said, this is a thread specifically about Muv-Luv. You'd have to be an idiot to not expect spoilers. No one who hasn't read it should be ITT.
We should still avoid spoilers about the spinoffs.
One thing that always confused me, Beato's responsibility was hunting for dissenters and deserters. Wouldn't it make more sense for her to be Volkspolizei Diensteinheit IX or something rather than stasi guard? In RL, the Volkspolizei were the ones who actually went after NVA deserters and anti state terrorist, not the guard regiments.
I'm new at this Kickstarter shit, so can someone tell me how that backerkit thing works? People who pick it, do they get some message little before KS ends that they need to choose now what they get? Or do they get to choose after KS ends? If it's after, does that money count towards final stretch?
Nah. It's more like our practices in military prisons overseas. Americans don't do that to American citizens inside the country. We do it to brown people abroad.
The American justice system is fucked in many ways, but the interrogations aren't blatantly coercive these days.
> Figma gets thrown in if it hits 900k
That'd be nice, but 150k in 9 days?
I really don't like figmas. This is a figure that will go on a shelf, not something I'll play with. The joints look weird, particularly on the chest and ass.
Oh, well, The swappable ahoge is nice. And at least she looks happy, unlike the other Sumika models.
Although she is supposed to be my waifu, I still don't understand why you guys love to have figurines or figma's. Do you guys love to play with it like little kids? Do you just put them on a shelf or behind glas so you can look at it every day while thinking "Well, I still have other issues but at least I have got these kind of useless chinese figurines
and without any irony, they are probably just made in China anyway like pretty much everything elseto look at"??
Seriously, what's the use? Even with Daiki's or Gunpla I can kind of understand why people would get them but why a bunch of useless plastic dolls?
But the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (Which the US voted for) applies to all human beings, no matter their race, nationality, etc.
And Article 5 of that states "No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment."
Why do people have TVs? They're useless too. Or how about any sort of physical belongings beyond what is required to live? Useless as well.
People buy things like this because it makes them happy.
If there's one thing I've learn from giving way too much money to way too muck KS campaigns it's that the only moment you know with certainty the pledged amount is when it's over.
Kicktraq and other metric predictions are BS, you cannot predict total pledged amount as the mechanics beyond what push peoples to gives their money is completely chaotics.
It may be reached and it may not, but whatever the auto-proclaimed experts out there may say, we won't know before either the end of the campaign or before its reached.
We won't even know if it's reached. If we get to $901k, someone might retract a big pledge and put us right below.
All we can say with any certainty is that we won't lose $30k in funding overnight. We're getting the Photons and everything below that. How much higher we'll go is anyone's guess.
I was talking about the beatings, sexual humiliation, chaining to the ceiling, "pulpification" of extremities, and denial of medical care.
I suppose you COULD call necrotic limbs an annoyance, in which terror suspects were often annoyed to death.
There are peoples who likes those and are quite inventive in how they stage their figures. Go see what the jolly fellows at /toy/ can do.
I'm a bit jalous of them, they really seems to have fun with it. I've got a few action figures (some Eva and TSF revoltech, the Alt and the Weiß SR Chogokin) and all I manage do is gives them a nice pose a put them on the shelf above my desk. I can't make funny or epic scenes with those, nothings comes up.
So If I get a Sumika figma with my collector box, it will probably stays in the box for good. But its a nice thought for those who likes these things.
Usually the greatest evil is achieved systemically and not individually. When a system makes it acceptable and even encourages normally neutral and even good people into committing atrocities, that's when the truly nasty shit can start happening.
Murken media is generally pretty anti-Murken in this day and age; if all this is going on why aren't they pimping it out like a two-dollar whore? That shit's a gold mine for ratings.
>That shit's a gold mine for ratings.
There's a documentary about this subject called Taxi to the Dark Side. It won an Oscar and a Peabody award and has 100% critical approval on Rotten Tomatoes.
It made $280,000 GROSS profit.
Yeah. Pointing out rampant corruption and human rights abuses sure is lucrative.
>News media, bruh. That's where everyone goes to get their fix.
Exactly. And that's the problem. The big news media is not concerned with the truth. They're concerned with ratings.
Where will you go? Fox News? MSNBC? CNN? The first two would lie through their teeth and CNN wouldn't take time away from the celebrities.
Forcing viewers to accept that horrible evil is being done in their name is NOT a good way to get ratings. People do not want to feel responsible for innocents being tortured, raped, and killed.
News media manages to be very anti-American while spewing a ton of pro-American rhetoric. They're mouthpieces for the wealthy and powerful, misdirecting the American people from major problems with pro-American propaganda or nonissues and spinning stories to either prop themselves up or diminish another's power.
>The big news media is not concerned with the truth. They're concerned with ratings
Nothing gets ratings (or reactions) like scandal.
>implying CNN isn't just as much a liar
>Forcing viewers to accept that horrible evil is being done in their name is NOT a good way to get ratings
Nonsense; people LOVE that shit!
>People do not want to feel responsible for innocents being tortured, raped, and killed
Yet we can't shut up about it.
>News media manages to be very anti-American while spewing a ton of pro-American rhetoric
The sod am I reading? All I see is the media and the politicians they're in bed with denigrating (if not flat-out demonizing) the constitution and rule of law and everyone who insists on adherence thereto.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programing
>Nothing gets ratings (or reactions) like scandal.
This is not a scandal.
In Watergate or the NSA spying scandal, the American people were the victims. They were up in arms about Other People hurting them.
The American people are not the victims here. They're the guilty ones, and they don't want to hear it.
>Nonsense; people LOVE that shit!
>Yet we can't shut up about it.
You yourself have admitted that you've never seen it on mainstream news media.
Is profit the only motive you can think of? It's about more than just monetary gain; it's about opportunism and exploitation. Piss people off enough and they become easy to manipulate. It becomes easy to sucker them into throwing away their rights for the blanket cause of doing what's "right". It's what social justice is about, after all.
>They're the guilty ones, and they don't want to hear it.
I don't recall them having given the go-ahead for this sort of thing.
>You yourself have admitted that you've never seen it on mainstream news media.
The country isn't exclusively media, genius.
>Friend just finished reading the PTSD arc
>now back in ALTverse, he's come to terms with the fact this is a WORSE CASE SCENARIO novel and everyone is likely to die
>tfw I can no longer get enjoyment from his suffering as he's hit rock bottom
>I don't recall them having given the go-ahead for this sort of thing.
There were people raped, tortured, and killed in your name. Not only do you not care, you pretend it never happened. Yes, you're guilty.
We have been. It's just that most people didn't care. The NSA collecting metadata about phone calls is a horrible human rights abuse that makes people rise up and demand change, but systematic rape, torture, and murder of innocent people gets a shrug and some mumbling about bad apples.