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bairdie "commonly know online as marduk" (manchester, england, great britain)

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Gurren Lagann - Volume 1 [DVD] [2007]
Gurren Lagann - Volume 1 [DVD] [2007]
Dvd ~ Hiroyuki Imaishi

5.0 out of 5 stars utterly awesome., 18 Jan. 2010
this anime is, put in its most basic form, a glorious, awe-inspiring example of the mecha anime genre, and is perhaps the pinnacle of it. all of the beloved meme's are here in abundance, and the show doesnt take itself in the slightest bit seriously whilst bringing with it a message of optimism, that ultimately so long as you truly believe in yourself you have no need to fear what the world can throw at you. the characters are funny, scary, outright insane in some cases, and so well done you cant help but care for them in their travails; i would literally defy anyone who watches this anime not to laugh, rage or cry with the characters...

as is the standard fare for studio gainax, this anime is very complex beneath the surface, but it goes about it in the exact opposite way to gainax' last great "mecha" anime, evangelion, to the extent that in its outlook it is considered the "anti-eva" and this is something the show revels in. do not come to it expecting (too much) existential angst, and do not come to it expecting "serious business", but do expect to come back from the show with a lighter heart and a tear in your eye.


Spellforce Universe (PC)
Spellforce Universe (PC)
Offered by GamersCorner
Price: £6.28

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars whether its good or not is irrelevant....., 13 Feb. 2009
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
....and its irrelevant simply because due to the dud cd-keys you cannot even start the game. the online help forums at the games/developers websites are useless, simply because they are ignored by the dev's, and despite the best efforts of the addmitedly helpful normal forum goers, you aint gonna get this game working. customer service itself (rather than help from OTHER customers) is abysmal, as any emails/requests for help you send are ignored, and will be ignored forever. put simply, dont buy this box set...ever...
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Tales from the Perilous Realm
Tales from the Perilous Realm
by Brian Sibley
Edition: Paperback

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent to be sure, 5 Aug. 2008
this book, a collection of poems and short stories i came across simply in the attempt to gather as much tolkein as i could to myself, has quickly and completely replaced the LOTR and the silmarilion in my esteem, and is certainly the equal of the hobbit. the first story is perhaps the most light hearted, and an excellent example of tolkeins indoubtable powers as an author; it is, however excellent in its own right, a story that pales in comparison to what follows. the adventures of tom bombadil, leaf by niggle and smith of wooton major are truly beautiful, haunting pieces; each time i have read them in the short time ive owned the book they have genuinly moved me, they are disquieting, honestly strange, haunting and so utterly amazing that they are simply beyond comparison. these stories have genuinly changed me, though i cannot quite understand how.


The Varangian Way - Directors Cut (CD+DVD)
The Varangian Way - Directors Cut (CD+DVD)
Price: £31.38

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this album is made of win, simple as. its ftw times about a million, 21 Jan. 2008
the title says it all. this album is sodding awesome. it is physically impossible to kick as much as as this album does. it makes me want to get 30 sturdy lads, fight a bear single handed and pillage something.....BUY IT! THE GODS OF METAL COMMAND YOU!!!


The Walls of Constantinople AD 324-1453
The Walls of Constantinople AD 324-1453
by Stephen R. Turnbull
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.50

0 of 34 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars the official review is wrong. i know its a gripe but whatever, 8 Dec. 2007
the walls of constanintople are roman. as in ancient roman. as such they are the finest remaining example of roman military architecture.
im sure the book is all well and good but i already have some knowledge of byzantium, which is why i post this even though ive not read it.
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Hellsing Volume 1
Hellsing Volume 1
by Kohta Hirano
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.93

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars in tha' case iscariot, whit art thou?, 31 Jan. 2007
This review is from: Hellsing Volume 1 (Paperback)
we art' assasins!

this manga is so astonishingly, disgustingly, magnificently, over-awingly, infinitely cool!

no two ways about it, whether or not you like anime, or have a life even, you must buy this!!!

seriously, this is the best thign to come outta japan since evangelion!


Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days Volume 1: Angelic Days v. 1 (Neon Genesis Evangelion (Adv) (Graphic Novels))
Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days Volume 1: Angelic Days v. 1 (Neon Genesis Evangelion (Adv) (Graphic Novels))
by Fumino Hayashi
Edition: Paperback

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not really a new beggining..., 21 Sept. 2006
i got these off a website about a year and a half ago-they had the first 3 books at least. the artwork aint really owt special and the stories a bit farfetched-the story is ok though, which makes up for it all.


The Silmarillion
The Silmarillion
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Paperback

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the silmarillion, 2 July 2006
This review is from: The Silmarillion (Paperback)
this is a great read-though, a word of warning to the casual reader or those incapable of reading a wide variety of styles-it is a hard one to get through the first time if you prefer a far more subjective kind of style i.e from on main protagonists point of view.


The Lays of Beleriand (The History of Middle-earth, Book 3)
The Lays of Beleriand (The History of Middle-earth, Book 3)
by J. R. R. Tolkien
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars the lays of beleriand, 2 July 2006
this is an example of truly great literature in my opinion-while the narn i hin hurin is good, though not very reader friendly, the lay of leithian is worth the r.r.p of the book in its own right-it is beautifally written and enthralling-it provides a sense of epic that you dont get in any modern literature outside middle earth that ive read.


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