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    Update!

    Also, so many references in the alcohols! Let's see, I recognize: Team Fortress 2 (Haxton Sale= Saxton Hale), Mario (Bullet Bill), Mass Effect (2, specificially "Shepherd's Suicide Mission"), and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Applejack, which is also a real alcohol, funnily enough, and Twilight Black, which might be a reference to the same or to the book series. Not really sure). The others, however, are lost on me.
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    BLACK*STAR is probably Soul Eater, I would bet Elric is Full Metal Alchemist, and Whitebeard is One Piece. Cider is indeed likely MLP, since it looks like the label is Applejack's cutie mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayd View Post
    Update!

    Also, so many references in the alcohols! Let's see, I recognize: Team Fortress 2 (Haxton Sale= Saxton Hale), Mario (Bullet Bill), Mass Effect (2, specificially "Shepherd's Suicide Mission"), and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Applejack, which is also a real alcohol, funnily enough, and Twilight Black, which might be a reference to the same or to the book series. Not really sure). The others, however, are lost on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayd View Post
    Update!

    Also, so many references in the alcohols! Let's see, I recognize: Team Fortress 2 (Haxton Sale= Saxton Hale), Mario (Bullet Bill), Mass Effect (2, specificially "Shepherd's Suicide Mission"), and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Applejack, which is also a real alcohol, funnily enough, and Twilight Black, which might be a reference to the same or to the book series. Not really sure). The others, however, are lost on me.

    Dammit, Shepard even made me think of ME and I still didn't get it!

    Whitebeard Whiskey = One Piece.

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    So, the question remains: is the Twilight Black a reference to Twilight Sparkle, or Stephanie Meyer's novel, which could explain the broken condition (thrown against a wall in disgust)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayd View Post
    Update!

    Also, so many references in the alcohols! Let's see, I recognize: Team Fortress 2 (Haxton Sale= Saxton Hale), Mario (Bullet Bill), Mass Effect (2, specificially "Shepherd's Suicide Mission"), and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (Applejack, which is also a real alcohol, funnily enough, and Twilight Black, which might be a reference to the same or to the book series. Not really sure). The others, however, are lost on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fayd View Post
    So, the question remains: is the Twilight Black a reference to Twilight Sparkle, or Stephanie Meyer's novel, which could explain the broken condition (thrown against a wall in disgust)
    I'm assuming that Twilight Black is what he was drinking here and broke here.

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    The ironic thing is that after Scarecrow-Death-guy says "Do you have anything not made for little girls?", he decides to pick the one based on MLP.

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    Loved all the references. Fun page
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    That was pretty funny actually. I'm loving Scarecrow Guy.
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    "Don't be silly! Teachers don't sleep!"
    Wendy is looking a little tipsy herself in that panel... probably drunk off the excitement.

    ...If Mr. Death Sopher hasn't heard of Shepard's, how does he know it isn't very strong? Given the name "Suicide Mission", I'd say it's strong enough to kill.
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    "Meh, Shepherd's mission, probably some drink for some Little Bo Peep who lost her sheep."
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    New page up!

    Ugh, I'm so sorry for the delay. Personal issues and perfectionism.

    Anyway, I love throwing references into things! Like paintings, for instance.

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    Wow. Scarecrow looks really intimidating in that last panel.

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    As if Blackstar alchohol wasn't enough of a reference to that, now we have a sideways painting.
    Been watching that show on my wii recently... Really good show.

    I'd be quite willing to read Thamaturge/Soul Eater Crossover Fanfic, if anyone was willing to write it. Anyone? There's cookies for you in it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by flabort View Post
    As if Blackstar alchohol wasn't enough of a reference to that, now we have a sideways painting.
    Been watching that show on my wii recently... Really good show.

    I'd be quite willing to read Thamaturge/Soul Eater Crossover Fanfic, if anyone was willing to write it. Anyone? There's cookies for you in it...
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    Soul Eater is an excellent manga (I don't know much about the anime honestly.)

    It's actually one of the most amazing manga when it comes to fight scenes, tying with One Piece in my opinion but with wildly differing styles. Soul Eater's manga employs a lot of still-shots that serve as snapshots into the action, and its the line of action in the figures that gives Soul Eater its charm. The posing of the characters makes you feel the action despite being still images, and his art style works incredibly well with his story, usually going abstract and different when appropriate in the story. He's a guy who really likes to experiment, despite this being his sole source of livelihood, and that really gets my respect.

    His character design is also really interesting, as well as the idea for the manga. The idea of living weapons is just far-out enough to be exciting, yet he grounds the idea within solid characters. His background design is also very interesting, often exaggerating things and making the setting feel more like it exists inside a painting rather than a living, breathing world, which is another thing that really works with this piece of work. His previous series, B. Ichi, uses a similar exaggerated style, but because it takes place in a facsimile of the real world it's actually really jarring. A fantasy world helps suspend disbelief and really helps with melding the setting together.

    Some of the greatest chapters in Soul Eater for me are the first Justin Law vs. Giriko fight, the Sid vs. Mifune fight, the Black Star vs. Mifune fight, and the battle against Noah (Greed). The composition and pacing is really great, but more suitable for a monthly series than a webcomic.

    As for things I don't like, I really don't enjoy his everyday scenes. I find that the characters have faces that don't really get emotion across very well - the guy is just too good at drawing disturbing imagery that he can't really make normal situations convincing. His humour works in certain situations, but those tend to standout rather than be seamlessly intertwined with the narrative. One Piece is much better at keeping a contant pace of humour and seriousness, similar to My Little Ponies.

    But all-in-all, Soul Eater is definitely a manga to check out. I find it most interesting that the author actively eschews the standard cutesiness of Japanese culture and instead adopts a more grotesque approach to visual styles.

    Annnnnd it turns out I've gone on a rant again. I'll just leave this here in case you find it interesting.

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    Very nice pacing. I'm impressed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elagune View Post
    Soul Eater is an excellent manga (I don't know much about the anime honestly.)

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    Annnnnd it turns out I've gone on a rant again. I'll just leave this here in case you find it interesting.
    I read it right through (your rant, not the manga). Your experience with the anime might be more than my experience than the manga, but here's what I can tell you:

    I thought it was a almost entirely humorous series during the first three episodes I watched. Blaire is definitely a source of humor (Cat!), and possibly any male viewer's favorite character (Except I like the misunne sisters more (I know I misspelled that)). It definitely has gotten darker as it has progressed, though, and where I am, well, not to spoil anything, but the skies across the world are turning red.

    The grinning moon with the bloody smile is a little bizzare, and the laughing sun just as much, but they are key to some conversations. This may be the same in the Manga. I also felt the living weapons idea was quite ingenius, and have felt the desire to have one of my own on several occasions. Three weapons come to mind that would fit me: Claw Gloves. A wide bladed sword that the guard is an extension of the blade, that extends below the grip. And a even wider bladed sword, with a curved handle at the base, that forms a half circle, joining with the blade again.

    The fights take place... I haven't seen One Piece, so I can't say whether the comparison stands or not. But they stand still panting and talking a lot during a lot of the fights - interspersed by really rapid action. More action than talking, really, but they describe the abilities more than they perform them, with the exception of their signature moves, and moves that they don't understand and won't get explained for several episodes.

    They get emotion across fairly well - but though we can plainly see them, the characters seem oblivious to each others emotion. The remaining humor is spaced out, but mostly revolves around manipulating those emotions. Such as Chrona's emotions - one of the main plot sources at the point I have watched to.

    I'd say both the manga and anime have their goods and their bads. I don't know about the manga, but you do. And... I rant back. Oops.
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    The main thing I think sets Soul Eater apart is the highly stylized look of the series. Most of the environments have a kind of gothic feel, but exagerated to cartoony extremes (I'm pretty sure cartoony is a word).

    But maybe we should stop talking about it before we derail the thread.
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    Out of curiosity Elagune, have you ever looked at Yumekui Merry or the manga adaptation of The Saga of Darren Shan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crafty Cultist View Post
    The main thing I think sets Soul Eater apart is the highly stylized look of the series. Most of the environments have a kind of gothic feel, but exagerated to cartoony extremes (I'm pretty sure cartoony is a word).
    Gotta agree here. The character and eviroment design is really, really cool. I like to call that look "burtonesque". Which I'm very sure isn't a word, but I like to think does the job.
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    New page up!

    I'm surprised that nobody found the other reference in the previous page. At least I'm all caught up to my schedule now.

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    Gotta give props to the Tesla-tor. Very alternate history world, eh?
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    New page up!

    I'm surprised that nobody found the other reference in the previous page. At least I'm all caught up to my schedule now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elagune View Post
    I'm surprised that nobody found the other reference in the previous page. At least I'm all caught up to my schedule now.
    I'm quite sure everypony saw it. Just no one mentioned 'em.

    Awesome little snippet of world-building here. So, B.A.E.? Before something Era? I suppose Wendy is reading up on this Loewe, so the date is probably equivalent to the mid-16th Century.
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    New page up!

    I'm surprised that nobody found the other reference in the previous page. At least I'm all caught up to my schedule now.
    Wendy! Why did you stop reading?! I was finding all that very interesting!

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    Where did all the mooks go? Are they just laying unconcious outside the ranch?


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