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[Kemono Friends appeal confuses the hell out of me, & as someone who love animal girls & moe, I should be the primary audience. The animation is absolutely abysmal - someone remade the first episode with the MikuMikuDance app and it looks head & shoulders better! MikuMikuDance!! It's not just the animation - the plot just ambles aimlessly about with dialogue consisting of nothing more than relatively flat descriptions of what is on the screen.Objectively speaking, the show is literally garbage - the company that funded it as an ad for the cellphone game killed the game service months before it even aired. There's been otaku crazes that haven't appealed to me before, but Kemono Friends may be the one which makes the least sense to me......
I have to assume either it's that people want to tell everyone how awful it is (boosting viewer counter) or younger audiences are hooked on it.
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I'm thinking that Malvina's not-so-little-any-more "pet" is going to play a part in her downfall.  It'll be interesting to see if she(I forget the kid's name) plays an active roll, or just ends up being a pawn in someone else's game.  I'm hoping it's the first option.
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[Kemono Friends appeal confuses the hell out of me, & as someone who love animal girls & moe, I should be the primary audience. The animation is absolutely abysmal - someone remade the first episode with the MikuMikuDance app and it looks head & shoulders better! MikuMikuDance!! It's not just the animation - the plot just ambles aimlessly about with dialogue consisting of nothing more than relatively flat descriptions of what is on the screen.Objectively speaking, the show is literally garbage - the company that funded it as an ad for the cellphone game killed the game service months before it even aired. There's been otaku crazes that haven't appealed to me before, but Kemono Friends may be the one which makes the least sense to me......
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*snips*
Holy Crap! Yeah, it's not the video quality that's pulling the viewers in. My eyes...
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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: How does one conduct a raid?
« Last post by monbvol on Today at 13:16:32 »
I do believe that raids happen the way they do for a combination of three reasons:

1. There is never enough of anything to go around when it comes to military forces, especially hardware.  With the addendum that all too often even when they do have it it's down for repair or lacking parts for necessary repair.

2. It does strike me as a herculean task to even attempt to keep a shipping schedule involving such vast interstellar empires where even fairly major worlds might get one HPG transmission a week and even a relatively minor hiccup could knock an entire trade route out of synch which leads to a compounding delay that further makes any such attempt quite likely utterly impossible.

3. Can't under-estimate political intrigue either.  A turned lesser local noble or a covert operative inserting a new expected shipment or the noble with the ASFs is having a feud with the planetary ruler or sees an opportunity to paint a rival as too weak for their own gain.  Which does make me suspect that there are actually a large number of converted civilian dropships actually used for raids and thus less reliance on actual military transport dropships though those still get used due to factor 1 mentioned above.
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BattleTech Miniatures / Re: CGR-1A1 Charger / 17th Galedon Regulars
« Last post by Cazaril on Today at 13:10:36 »
Did you cut-up a miniature building, or sculpt this?

Let's call it 50/50... The outer shell is a commercially produced HO building. The interior (floors, I-beams, paneling, furniture, tree) was created from my collection of brass and styrene...

Truth be told, with the sole exception of my SHD-2K (whose parking garage was custom made), all the other members of the 17th Galedon Regulars have utilized this one building for their bases...  The upside of using HO scale is the price. The down side is scale... Regrettably the majority of the walls are filled with windows that are taller than a door should be. Which means I'm going to have to get creative the more of the 17th I do (or I could just stop being cheap and buy a new building  ;) ).

Caz
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General BattleTech Discussion / Re: Campaign Operations mods
« Last post by Nebfer on Today at 13:00:13 »
Personally I list
Admins (calculated per normal, though at the battalion level, half goes to Btln admins the rest get bumped to regimental)
Medical (5 man team per company, 4 teams per battalion, 11 teams per regiment (2 MASH trucks))
Kitchen (3 man team per company, battalion, regiment unless more is needed (3 men operate a field kitchen which feeds 150 per day -Tac ops))
Maintenance (all units have their attached tech, with 1 to 4 squads of astechs per company, 2-8 teams per btln  over all numbers dependent on unit type, foot infantry have the fewest, heavy tanks and battlemechs the most.)

While I generally don't, I would also do Coms units (I often just lump them under Admins though)
I also prefer that Supply units be separated from their Astech maintenance overlords, currently I take that the "free" 5th tech team you get with every 4 assigned tech teams is really the supply unit who moonlights as a tech team (found in strat ops).

I also add a 7 man squad for all companys as it's command staff, battalion and regimental have a various number, dependent on the type generally 2-4 squads of inf with a platoon of vehs

Generally I follow the Org listed in the 4th SW atlas, so the regiments are a bit bigger than what is typically shown.
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Clan Chatterweb / Re: What was their ride ( need suggestions)
« Last post by Takiro on Today at 12:55:22 »
I am working on it bud. ;)
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Off Topic / Re: Aviation Pictures Part Deux
« Last post by JadeHellbringer on Today at 12:48:56 »
isn't it funny how everytime the Air Force bought a design developed for the Navy, it has proven to be a very reliable workhorse, loved by its pilots but loathed by the upper command ranks?

To be fair, that's the only two that come to mind, the A-7 and F-4. If there are others, I can't think of them. (Well, and the F-35, I suppose)

Oh, and the Canberra, which the Air Force was utterly mortified by having to use- not only a design used by another service, but not even AMERICAN! Someone summon a fainting couch!  ;D

(Side note on that Corsair, chalk-filled practice bombs, the little blue things on the side- drop like you would if you were dropping a Mk.82, leave a little white cloud where the bomb lands. Adorable!)
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Well now this is a treat...

I can't say for how long, but Gundam.Info's Youtube Channel has ep 5 (S2x1) of Gundam Thunderbolt up. Just make sure you have the caption option turned on.
Thanks. I dislike jazz and none of the Thunderbolt characters interest me, but UC is UC... and looks like its going to be religious fanatics this time round.
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