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The Speakeasy #058: Gods of Death Love Apples, NYCC 2014

October 20, 2014
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Drink #058: Gods of Death Love Apples
NYCC 2014

This was the best NYCC since the last NYCC! Hear us discuss what the convention did right and what still needs improvement.

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And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:

Gods of Death Love Apples

Ingredients:

1 oz. Brandy
1 oz. dark rum
1 dash of angostura bitters
4 oz. apple juice
1 apple

Directions: Mix the brandy, rum, and bitters in a separate glass. Crush a little bit of apple in a rocks glass to add a bit of flavor. Add the alcohol, apple juice, and ice. Serve with an apple garnish.

 

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All Points Bulletin: The Final Moe Crossover

October 19, 2014

If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on an APB drop us a line via email or Twitter.

narutaki_icon_4040 Kate’s picks:

  • HBO Forsakes Cable
    MUWAHAHA!!! Bring ‘em down!
  • ComicsPLUS Returns
    But you probably never of heard of it in the first place. In any case, the service is relaunching and hoping to give Comixology a run for its money. Considering you can import any of your comics files and it isn’t tethered to Amazon, it sounds good to me!

hisui_icon_4040 Alain’s picks:

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narutaki_icon_4040 Still coming down off the NYCC high.

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Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works 02 – Emiya Visits the Rip-Off Church

October 19, 2014

hisui_icon_4040 I just went to a showing of the The Tale of The Princess Kaguya in Manhattan with Vinnie, Ink, and Walter Amos after watching this episode. At our meal before the movie the topic of conversation inevitably turned towards the new anime season. Because I was involved we started to discuss Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works. Ink was commenting that only a few episodes into the story the production already seemed far more involving the original Studio Deen adaptation. The superior animation and more delicate direction is surely a key factor but I think that this episode truly bring to light the most important difference. It is the focus. Fate, Unlimited Blade Works, and Heaven’s Feel are all parts of the same game but they have very different themes. Or at least different answers to the question “What is a hero?”

This version takes care to just try to adapt Unlimited Blade Works with a laser focus. Everything that reinforces that theme from the story is played up and everything that detracts from that goal is dropped. At the same time it is informed of what came before it and what will come after letting all the key reveals be set up elegantly before the are unveiled. Even all the little elements that make it clear that this was the studio that made the Fate/Zero anime add to the story.

This may not be the Unlimited Blade Works the fans deserve but it is the version they need.

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Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup: Emiya Family Dojo

October 18, 2014

This Saturday post is the weekly Type-Moon news in addition to the regular APB post on Sunday. If you have any suggestions for what to highlight on the Type-Moon Weekly News Roundup drop me a line via email or Twitter.

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