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Phillip M Jackson
United Kingdom
Current Residence: The darkest corner of England
Favourite genre of music: Contemporary Classics (A contradiction, but accurate appraisal)
Favourite style of art: Comic book/Anime/Manga
Personal Quote: "Fortune favours the prepared"
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I keep thinking that it’s amazing there are still lost treasures in the world, but I really shouldn’t. Human civilization, when it’s not being neglectful or forgetful, has a tendency to shoot first and ask questions later, leading to things being misplaced indefinitely. If an ancient hoard is found, it was not buried with the intent of it being hidden long term. It only remained there because everyone who knew about it ended up dead.
Take the Staffordshire Hoard, discovered in a field in 2009. This was an Anglo-Saxon trove that contained what archaeologists and academics generally refer to as a “sh*t-ton” of gold. It was most likely buried while the owners were on the run from someone, with said owners either being killed or unable to return, not because a hole in the ground was considered a bank in ancient times.
Being on the lam, you ditch what’s slowing you down, especially if what you’re carrying will give your pursuers more reason to beat the crap out of you. Which brings us to Ze Nazis.
More and more of the lucre plundered by the Third Reich is turning up thanks to modern tech. At the end of the war, they were hurriedly secreting it around Europe as armies from several pissed off nations closed in.

Turfing crates into lakes was a popular SS pastime in 1944.

Ground penetrating radar may have turned up something new, near the city of Walbrzych in south-west Poland: a buried train.
There are local legends about an armoured Nazi train, loaded with valuables, which went missing in the closing years of the conflict, and an apparent death-bed confession of one involved in its hiding led a pair of unidentified treasure hunters to the area.
The radar images apparently show a train with gun turrets, we can assume sealed up in a forgotten tunnel.
Through lawyers, the treasure hunters have been discussing the matter with the German and Polish authorities, mostly to negotiate their cut of anything found.
Though the site has not been disclosed, the Polish Deputy Culture Minister has warned the public about potential dangers that may be present. The tunnel could be booby trapped. The train might be carrying now-unstable bombs or chemicals. Maybe even Nazi zombies!
It is an exciting thought (the loot, not the zombies). Quite a few famous treasures are unaccounted for, such as the famed Amber Room. If anything like that is on board, this story and the people who found the train will become legends!

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europ…

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GatoIsaCat2002 Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Artist
Haha, that deviantID, it is so funny! :lmao: 
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BlazeDriver Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish I was popular enough to have my stuff stolen by unfunny sites and passed around online.
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NightmareVF Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Writer
Have you heard about the Overlord manga/anime? It looks good and it might take your mind off of the "Monster Mash" (I know it's "mush" but I like the song and the "Misfits")
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JetSetMax Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The child-like bodies with the harpies makes sense physically speaking in a sense, but I think it would've worked just as well to give them bones with less density instead, but then again you'd have the problem of her bones being easily broken as a result.

I'm sure the author didn't get that far when designing Papi, but just a thought.

I actually like both the manga and the anime, but I don't watch for the tits so much as I do the comedy.

Also, later on, some 3-dimensionality is added to the characters, for instance: Turns out the reason Miia originally became the guy's homestay was literally just so she could fuck him for the sake of reproduction, at the urging of her own mother no less, but she eventually fell for him for real because of the fact he was genuine with her and didn't treat her like some freak of nature.

It's minimal, it's not substantial, but it's something.
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I just watched 8 episodes of it.  I was only gonna watch one, but I kinda got sucked into it.  Maybe because I don't usually watch that stuff.

It was... OK.  I liked the art and animation.  Story was cliche as all hell and I never cared for the whole Harem genre, but the show has a nice look to it.

All in all, it's like hentai without the sex and full-on nudity.  To quote Tom Hanks: "I usually don't like my filth this clean."

I tell you one thing though, if they made an anime about the Non-Human assault team from episode 7 I'd be all over that.
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Xython Featured By Owner 4 days ago
It's been fairly faithful to the manga.  I prefer when the manga hints at the politics of the setting and reality of human/humanoid relationships, but it admittedly doesn't delve into that as often as I'd like.

There are definitely some elements that could be explored more -- for example, the Lamia and Harpy races *need* human men to continue their species.  Their entire species is incompatible with human culture, which ... frowns upon men getting kidnapped and kept as house husbands.  There's an interesting story there but they just don't go into it.

Still, I enjoy it for what it is.
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Ford-W-Maverick Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Yeah, I think that was it's main failing.  It brought up some interesting ideas, but doesn't explore them.  Instead it lets them drop to tell the standard Harem story.  I want to see the rest of the world they've created.  It's why I find the assault team way more interesting.
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yelquat Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Yep, but they also made good stuff like Psycho Pass and Cowboy Bebop

PS keep up the good work!
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EjZog Featured By Owner 4 days ago
nice to see you there at DemonCon and thank you for the sketch like Sonic the Hedgehog and Sally...  I mean Amy :D
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jollyjack Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Aaaaaagh!! Sorry, again Dead (RIP) 
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EjZog Featured By Owner 4 days ago
dude no problem :)
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jollyjack Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I still feel bad :D
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D-pravid Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I've found that sometimes you can't help watching something horrid- it's a morbid fascination, like seeing a slow-motion trainwreck.
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jclv Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago
As mentioned below your Kim Tan Trum pic is making the rounds on reddit (and elsewhere I'm sure).  At least your name and Collected Curios site were left on it.  I posted a link back to here in the comments and got 118 upvotes in just 17 hours.
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TuntematonSika Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welp, looks like your Kim Tan Trum image just got to front page on reddit. Congratulations!
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