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James Whitbrook
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James is a News Editor at io9. He wants pictures. Pictures of Spider-Man!
Oct 21
5

The Castle of Cagliostro is an amazing piece of cinema. Note I didn’t say “anime” because it can be enjoyed by just about anyone. The name Lupin III was forced on them because the character is based on the French gentleman thief character, Arséne Lupin, which was still under copyright even though the first stories Read more

Oct 21
7

I’m doing this year-long project where I try to watch a movie I’ve never seen every day. I’ve seen a LOT of movies, but I’ve also missed out on a ton of classic films, and anime films, etc and so on. Read more

Oct 21
1

very few parts had a dip in technical quality the movie is solid, too bad for the story, hope it gets to be a series of movies

Oct 21
3

I cannot stop recommending this to everyone. If you loved Castle of Cagliostro and are somewhat wary if CGI is a good medium for anime, this will definitely sell it to you.

Aug 24
3

glad they’re finally attempting to save face from all the controversies they’ve recently been broiled in. who knows if this is enough after how much damage they’ve done to the community. 

Aug 24
13

I’m so excited for this. Some of the UA playtest material has been really awesome over the last year or so. Lot’s of goodies for players/DMs alike. Really hoping the Armorer subclass for the artificer goes in. It’s basically “magical Iron Man” and has been really rad in playtest. 

Aug 24
31

I love 5E but I feel like the Bloat is getting real. Still, I’ve long held that Racial Bonuses should be divorced from the character you want to make. Nothing is worse than wanting to make say a Half-Orc Bard, but then feeling like you “did it wrong” because you don’t need the Str and Con bonuses for the Bard. So this Read more

Aug 24
19

Ever the cynic, I’m now awaiting a backlash from conservative RPG players over these changes. Do I dare open up reddit?

Aug 24
7

Hopefully the the class options for Ranger are more or less the same as they were in the Unearthed Arcana.  They were just better in all respects.

Aug 24
12

oooh, this sounds good. I’m really looking forward to it!

Jul 28
3

I’m gonna be that guy and point out how (unless I’m mistaken) Watchman’s nominee for “Lead Actor” has less screen time than a few of the guys nominated as Supporting roles for the same show.

Jul 28
1

Nothing for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance?

Jul 28
4

Happy to see Ludwig Göransson’s score get recognized. I really like the sci-fi/western feel he brought to it.

Jul 28
4

The Expanse is one of the best TV shows made in the last decade, how does it get zero nominations every year? The Emmys are meaningless without it.

Jul 28
6

So The Mandalorian gets a nomination but The Expanse is nowhere to be seen? I don’t think the people running the Emmy nominations know what they’re doing.