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Berserk: The Golden Age- I remember when I first picked Berserk up, and how hard it was to get into.  The art style and the dark fantasy setting were interesting, but they really weren't enough to sell it for me.  Then, we found out about Guts' past.  His time with the Band of the Hawk was a fine mix of character bonding, some impressive fight scenes and drama. 

Fairy Tail: Phantom Lord- I actually almost gave up on Fairy Tail halfway into Galuna Island.  But then, once that arc had finished, I was surprised by how invested I'd become in the series once Natsu and Co. came back to find the guild under attack.  It had a a lot of my favorite fights and character designs in the series, and I really like how it established Lucy as part of Fairy Tail. 

If I talked about One Piece, you'd be here all day reading, so I'll just talk about one of my favorite arcs; Drum Island.  For me, it had the most emotional depth to it, at least in the first half of the Grand Line.  While it definitely still had its share of funny moments, I really felt the urgency of Luffy having to get Nami to a doctor.Then there's Chopper...His flashback was one of the most crushing for me.  Dalton deserves a special mention, too.  I feel people rarely talk about him, but he was a pretty strong character, whose past helped shape the kingdom's future. 
If you haven't listened to every album by the band you talk about, you can just list the ones you have. 

As for me... (From best to worst)

Coldplay:
X&Y
Viva La Vida
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Mylo Xyloto
Ghost Stories
Parachutes

Haven't listened to Head Full of Dreams yet, but I plan to. 

In Flames:
The Jester Race
Colony
Whoracle
Come Clarity
A Sense of Purpose
Lunar Strain
Subterranean
Clayman
Soundtrack to Your Escape

Blind Guardian:
Somewhere Far Beyond
Tales From the Twilight World
Imaginations From the Other Side
Nightfall In Middle Earth
A Night at the Opera
A Twist in the Myth
Battalions of Fear
Follow the Blind
 
Sonata Arctica:
Silence
Ecliptica
Winterheart's Guild
Pariah's Child
Reckoning Night
Unia
The Days of Grays
If you haven't listened to every album by the band you talk about, you can just list the ones you have. 

As for me... (From best to worst)

Coldplay:
X&Y
Viva La Vida
A Rush of Blood to the Head
Mylo Xyloto
Ghost Stories
Parachutes

Haven't listened to Head Full of Dreams yet, but I plan to. 

In Flames:
The Jester Race
Colony
Whoracle
Come Clarity
A Sense of Purpose
Lunar Strain
Subterranean
Clayman
Soundtrack to Your Escape

Blind Guardian:
Somewhere Far Beyond
Tales From the Twilight World
Imaginations From the Other Side
Nightfall In Middle Earth
A Night at the Opera
A Twist in the Myth
Battalions of Fear
Follow the Blind
 
Sonata Arctica:
Silence
Ecliptica
Winterheart's Guild
Pariah's Child
Reckoning Night
Unia
The Days of Grays
I'll start with my thoughts on Doctor Who. 

My favorite era would have to be sometime between Jon Pertwee's second season and the Tom Baker years.  For me, the show was at its finest in the 70s.  I thought Pertwee's first season had a lot of pacing issues, but once the Master was introduced and they trimmed the episode count n the serials, I felt that those were much-needed improvements.  There was also the presence of UNIT, which I really enjoyed, and surprisingly a more serious take on the Doctor was a welcome change.  But, I still really like Tom Baker's Doctor, which went back to his familiar eccentricities. 

As for my least favorite era; when John Nathan Turner was show-runner.  People complain a lot about Steven Moffat and how he ruined Doctor Who, but I personally wasn't a big fan of the changes Turner made.  For me, a lot of the stories in the 80s were too dark and serious.  Doctor Who has always been known for horror, but at least they were balanced out with some comedy.  To me, it just sucked a lot of the fun out of the show.  I know not every flaw was his fault.  There was also Michael Grade, and Colin Baker's awful costume...
I'm pretty sure this topic can go here, since I couldn't think of anyplace else.  

Anyway, I've recently gotten into the Big Finish plays, mainly since I wanted to hear some stories featuring the Sixth Doctor that weren't garbage like most of his TV tenure.  The first two I listened to; The Whispers of Terror and The Marian Conspiracy were okay, but one of them introduced Evelyn, who became one of my favorite companions.  And he eventually became one of my favorites, being an arrogant jerk, but still the altruistic adventurer that the Doctor usually is. 

What really got me hooked was the Eight Doctor's first story; Storm Warning.  I still haven't seen all of the movie yet, but I think this was an excellent introduction to Paul McGann.  I still remember listening to it on one of my long walks, and getting really into it, especially at the end when the Doctor realizes the consequences for letting Charley be his companion. 

My favorites so far would have to be:
Fifth Doctor: Spare Parts, Winter for the Adept

Sixth Doctor:
Project Twilight/Project Lazarus
Jubilee
The Apocalypse Element
Davros
And the Pirates
The One Doctor
The Holy Terror

Eight Doctor:
Storm Warning
Neverland
Zagreus
An Earthly Child
Blood of the Daleks
Sisters of the Flame/Vengeance of Morbius

I'm not sure how many other Whovians I'll find here who've listened to them.  But, feel free to share your opinions, or recommendations for which stories to listen to next. 

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It's been years since I last wrote a journal, so let me start off by talking about a few things that have been going on in my life.  Last year, I finally graduated from Nova, with honors after passing a math class that was giving me a lot of trouble.  I've been going to George Mason for a year, where I'm working towards my Bachelor's degree in Spanish.    It's a new experience for me, but I'm managing, and even made the Dean's List for both semesters.

Now, I have more than two months to relax.  And on a completely unrelated note: Today, I started my first day at Great Harvest; a bakery near my house.
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Playing: Super Street Fighter IV

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JZLobo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I wish I had seen your Big Finish forum thread before it was too late to comment... but this is the perfect time of year to listen to "The Chimes of Midnight." Best Doctor Who Chistmas story ever. I'm actually having some friends over in a couple hours to listen to it in the dark. I also recommend "Seasons of Fear," "Invaders from Mars," "The Maltese Penguin," "Max Warp," and "The Horror of Glam Rock." Oh, and "Scherzo" will F you up but you will love it.
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LauraHolArt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Belated thank you for the fave! :happybounce:
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Thanks for the fav! :D
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:party: :cake: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :cake: :party:
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Thank you for the fav!
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thank You for supporting my work :bow:
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Thank you for the fav! :squee:
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Kalartscene Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:bulletblue: :bulletblue: :headbang: :horns: Thanks for the :+fav: :horns: :headbang: :bulletblue: :bulletblue:
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AlisTori Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the fave on the art from our project Spy Beat! Also we would be glad if you read the main story and the extra chapter in Steampunk style!
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RottenRagamuffin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks for adding ”Home is Where the Heart Is…” to your favourites. ‘Tis appreciated! :iconthankyouplz4:
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