Michael Fitz-Gibbon
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What mobile phone model do you have?

iPhone 7.

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Have you seen any Mamoru Hosoda films other than Summer Wars and if so what are your thoughts about the quality of both their stories,characters,animation and its English dubs?

I haven't gotten around to it. Maybe I'll watch some in January, since I'm taking a break from OE. Or maybe I'll see if I can review one.

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Do you have a special tradition for New Year’s celebration?

I throw out a bucket of water, as is Cuban tradition.

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What are your thoughts on Amiel Gladstone?

I've only heard his dubs for the original Mobile Suit Gundam TV series and Char's Counterattack, which I liked.

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What are your thoughts on Ocean's most well known ADR directors,Karl Willems and James Corrigall?

Willems did direct the Death Note dub, one of my favorite English dubs. But... he also directed some of the Ocean years of DBZ. But that also included the first three DBZ movie dubs! I guess he's kind of a mixed bag overall. Corrigal directed the Black Lagoon dub, one of my other favorite anime English dubs. But... he also directed that lackluster Gundam 00 dub. I think what I'm trying to say is, Ocean is a very inconsistent studio.

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What are your thoughts on CG Tarkin and Leia in Rogue One? Should they do a CG Leia for the upcoming films? Would that be offensive and unethical?

Permission was given by Cushing's family and I assume Fisher gave permission for CG young Leia at the end of Rogue One. I didn't mind them in the movie, though it was clear to me how they were there. Honestly, if they continue to use these things, I'd prefer if they have the personal permission, and not just the estate's, for the actors' likeness before they do them, but it won't be a deal breaker, as long as the family grants it like now. However, I would also say, use it sparingly. If we have a movie full of CG'ed actors with the likeness of the deceased, it does cross over into bad taste. You can recast if you need to.

tl;dr - A little is fine, but it goes a long way.

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Have you ever written a poem? If yes, what was it about?

I've written tons of mostly awful poetry. Mostly about unrequited affections.

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Anything you hope to get for Christmas?

A gigantic value pack of Sertraline and maybe some anime.

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Is there anything you are particularly fond of eating during Christmas?

Gingerbread cookies. Fudge. Sugar cookies.

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What do you think of the Ghibli dubs?

All of the ones I've heard have been, at the very least, decent. I really liked Princess Mononoke's and Spirited Away's.

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Honest question. Do you believe that all religious Jews are bad people? Because I've seen that mentality so much, even from people that claim to be "rational" on the internet so much on the internet these days..

Religion is inherently irrational from a purely logical angle, but understandable from an emotional one. Nobody can be purely rational, but nobody should let their emotions override their ability to suss out reality from speculation. Whether Christian, Muslim, Pagan, Jew, Hindu, Buddhist, or other, it's not really based on concrete evidence, and I say believe what you want, but don't treat it as a given reality we should all just accept as fact. That's how we get bad policy. I myself am not necessarily an atheist, but I feel like religion enjoys far too much of a hegemony of thought in society.

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Do you want Laura Bailey to return for Dragon Ball Super?

You mean as kid Trunks? Sure, I like her in the role well enough.

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What is the secret of happy relationship?

Not being in one with me.

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Saw your Gundam recommendations ep, but now that Origin is out would you recommend starting from it over the OG movies? Trying to get my wife into UC since she liked Unicorn but I haven't seen Origin so can't judge. She didn't seem convinced after watching MSG movie I. Maybe a newer look would help?

That's a complicated question (finally!). I think it really depends on the disposition your wife has toward older animation. I've always recommended either the original movie trilogy or the 08th MS Team OVA as a start point for Gundam, especially the Universal Century timeline. While the Origin OVA begins chronologically before these things, it may create a skewed impression to a Gundam neophyte because of its sparse mecha combat. But if she already struggled with the first chapter of the trilogy, I suppose it couldn't hurt to establish some of the background of the UC through The Origin.

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Finally! Dragon Ball Super is legally available in English! Do you feel happy about ruining the ANN thread? You've been doing this constantly for over a decade now.

I don't ruin any thread. I fill it with my brilliance and insight. Cower before my peerless genius, you filthy serf.

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What are your favorite junk foods?

I like those terrible Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies. They're somehow terrible and enjoyable at the same time. I guess it's the food equivalent of "so bad it's good". Really most of the food I eat can be considered "junk food". I just wanted to talk about Famous Amos. You can't even tell if they're stale or not. But I can't stop eating them.

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what did you think of Max Mittleman's Saitama?

Decent, I suppose. Nothing remarkable, but that's kind of Saitama's whole deal, acting nonplussed because he's so powerful, he doesn't care much.

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What's the best way to apologize?

Sour Patch Kids. First they're sour, then they're sweet.

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What one thing have you spent the most money on?

Anime, obviously.

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Favorite Batman voice actors? Kevin Conroy, Rino Romano, Diedrich Bader, Roger Craig Smith, Ben McKenzie, Jason O'Mara, Bruce Greenwood, or Peter Weller?

Jason O'Mara is at the bottom. After a long drop off. Like a very distant worst.

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Was Matthew Erickson more tolerable in the Engliah dub of Mobile Suit Gundam Seed than in the English dub of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam?

I don't know. I don't want to have to revisit Gundam SEED to spot check the dub.

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Name your three biggest weaknesses!

My soft underbelly that can be exploited for HP hits.

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Where do you usually eat? Any restaurants you like?

When I actually get out, it's usually the usual cut-and-paste family restaurants and fast food joints. Your Chili's/Fridays/Ruby Tuesday's/Beef O'Brady's/what have you. This area is chock full of those places. You also get the tourist beach restaurants with that Margaritaville-type shit. Some of those places are actually good, though. On Siesta Key there's this amazing Italian restaurant called Napoli's with the best veal. Mmm. Oh, and a place down the street from that serves deep fried hot dogs called Old Salty Dog.

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Would Goku make America great again?

Goku wouldn't know America from his asshole.

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When has science been wrong?

Never and always. Bad science is replaced with better science, which oftentimes itself becomes outdated as new things are discovered.

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