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@  PlutoniumBoss : (25 June 2019 - 10:12 PM)

It's like drawing someone in the "superhero landing" pose. It's just part of the cultural vocabulary at this point.

@  Arazyr : (25 June 2019 - 07:14 PM)

I can hear that post... *shudder*

@  B-Fox : (25 June 2019 - 06:09 PM)

So why does Cyberverse sound like . . . *that*?

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:05 PM)

Also, the theoretical new image would be a new compostion, it would just be individual bodies, or even just body parts, that are based on existing references by other creators, with the major caveat that there is more than one example for each reference so it's basically more like "following an established trend" than "copying someone's original creation".

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 04:03 PM)

Well, an homage is usually marked by a signature along the lines of "artist X after artist Y". I wasn't thinking about recreating something particularly memorable, just looking for reference images (just of a pose/perspective/layout) that looks like what I want, then finding more examples that just happen to look very similar, and it cannot be determined which version came "first".

@  ZakuConvoy : (25 June 2019 - 03:09 PM)

What you're describing is more an "homage" than plagiarism, really. I'm assuming you would be using different characters. It's basically like all the comic covers that homage the death of Supergirl cover from Crisis on Infinite Earths...but with different characters. It's not plagiarism, it's a reference. But if several artists have a memorable layout and are all using it, chances are it actually is referencing something memorably original.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:56 PM)

Would that still qualify as plagiarism? After all, it could be argued that what I've recreated isn't that original to begin with since several other people have supposedly had the same general idependently from each other.

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:54 PM)

And I were then to create a new image, not traced but maybe "swiped", except I wouldn't copy a specific source image, but merely recreate the basic pose and perspective shared between all of them...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:52 PM)

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@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:49 PM)

And out of sheer coincidence, they all feature very similar ideas, concepts, poses and/or perspectives, supposedly with none of the original creators having copied from one of the others...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:47 PM)

Assuming I were to find not one but two, three, four or even more source images, all of them by different artists, or by different photographers depicting different models...

@  Nevermore : (25 June 2019 - 01:45 PM)

Just out of curiosity, a question regarding the concept of plagiarism:

@  Benbot : (25 June 2019 - 08:58 AM)

That game needs a remake

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 08:57 AM)

I am Error.

@  TheMightyMol... : (25 June 2019 - 08:17 AM)

There is no error. There is only Zuul.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (25 June 2019 - 07:51 AM)

The unicron singularity fixes all continuity errors.. including Power Rangers related ones now!

@  MEDdMI : (25 June 2019 - 07:06 AM)

I reject your canon and substitute my own

@  unluckiness : (25 June 2019 - 12:32 AM)

Answer: It doesn't matter because even if there was one, it was never relevant in S1 and it got blown up with his original body

@  PlutoniumBoss : (24 June 2019 - 10:55 PM)

Most people think Transformers canon is a series of discrete parallel lines, really it's more like a big ball of canony-wanony... stuff.

@  SHIELD Agent 47 : (24 June 2019 - 06:31 PM)

Hate to say this, but the simple answer is that you are thinking too hard and realistically, it does not matter.

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 June 2019 - 04:57 PM)

Don't tell me what to do.

@  Paladin : (24 June 2019 - 04:16 PM)

don't cross the streams.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 03:03 PM)

Or is this what AVP meant when he said that condradictory streams formed the JG1 timeline?

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:25 PM)

I don't like that idea.

@  tffan01 : (24 June 2019 - 02:24 PM)

In Ask Vector Prime, it was mentioned that in the Beast Wars 2 universe, Convoys all have Energon Matrices and that when Optimus Primal from the Japanese Beast Wars stream was transported to the Beast Wars 2 stream, his history was subtly altered that he too possessed an Energon Matrix. What does this mean? That Beast Wars 2 is actually not canon to the Japanese Beast Wars?

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 08:54 AM)

yeah, I've got a few others that I need to check out/get removed. The nose one is small but annoying since I hit it every time I blow my nose.

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 08:46 AM)

Try to get a histopath examination if it isn't too expensive over there. It's probably just a mole but I'd think certainty would be better.

@  MEDdMI : (24 June 2019 - 07:59 AM)

@unluckiness I know, plan to get it removed but gotta get an appt first

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

oops... typed that in the wrong field. :)

@  Gizmoboy : (24 June 2019 - 07:50 AM)

gizmoboy

@  unluckiness : (24 June 2019 - 03:18 AM)

That is not a good thing, especially in the long term

@  MEDdMI : (23 June 2019 - 10:17 PM)

So who wants to hear about this mole on my nose that I keep scratching open

@  NotVeryKnightly : (23 June 2019 - 09:24 PM)

Yeah, it's kind of defeating the purpose of making political discussions more restricted if you're just gonna go at it elsewhere on this site.

@  Telly : (23 June 2019 - 07:06 PM)

that would probly fit better in the p & r thread. its there for things just like this

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:29 PM)

The citizens resisted by buying up all the town's beer reserves so the Nazis would have to stay sober the entire time.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:28 PM)

Meanwhile, congratulations civil resistance, part 2: So a group of Nazis were holding one of their Good Old Times Reenactment festivals in a small East German town.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:26 PM)

It's basically like an anti-Trump candidate winning Texas.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:25 PM)

The mayoral elections of Istanbul are considered to be a key indicator for the political climate in the entire country.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:24 PM)

This time, it was a landslide victory for the opposition's candidate.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:23 PM)

After president Erdogan had a court revoke the results of the mayoral election of Istanbul after the opposition party's candidate had won by a small margin, the election was repeated today.

@  Nevermore : (23 June 2019 - 03:21 PM)

Congratulations, democracy part 1: Today is a historic day for Turkey.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 June 2019 - 02:31 PM)

Convert, does he timeout?

@  unluckiness : (23 June 2019 - 09:12 AM)

Did he form the feet and legs or the arms and body?

@  Patch : (22 June 2019 - 06:11 PM)

Nah, he was one of the Lions

@  MEDdMI : (22 June 2019 - 04:45 PM)

Is he a Shellformer

@  Nevermore : (22 June 2019 - 12:38 PM)

Supposedly it's about that football player Calvin Johnson.

@  Pennpenn : (22 June 2019 - 07:03 AM)

I'm vaguely confused why there is a Nicki Minaj song in my youtube reccomendations, but even more confused as to why that song (which appears to be from an official account) is called "MEGATRON".

@  Liege : (21 June 2019 - 10:03 PM)

Alpha Q all night long.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (21 June 2019 - 10:44 AM)

Only if you ask nicely, Silv.

@  RichardT1977 : (21 June 2019 - 09:42 AM)

1998 Zilla is the Gaijin era.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:25 PM

Out of curiousity, are you going via this? http://www.japanjour...anga-tour-2016/

 

They have one listed for March that I'm considering.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 12:47 PM

Nope, I pretty much just booked a cheap flight and a capsule hotel. I don't like being whisked around on itineraries. 


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:31 PM

How cheap? I found £3000 as the average.



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Posted 08 August 2016 - 01:33 PM

I'd recommend stopping in at Mamido Burger, but I can't find any references to them that are less than eight years old, so they maaaaay have gone out of business in the interim.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 03:57 PM

I was in Japan in 2006 for a month and a half. If you can stand to spend the time/money, I absolutely recommend visiting Kyoto for at least a day. Anime and robots and toys are cool but Kyoto wasn't bombed in WWII so they still have tons of huge and beautiful shrines/temples. 

 

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Shop-wise, people mentioned Mandarake and Yodobashi Camera - those are great, I'd also look for Super Potato (games) and stores in the -Off brands (Book-Off, Hobby-Off, Hard-Off) for cool stuff too. There was an amazing little toystore in Akishima-Shi (Tokyo suburb) called Bell House, but it's been a decade and I have no idea if it still exists.

 

Akihabara might make you re-evaluate how much you like Japanese nerd culture. It did for me.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:06 PM

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Did you see Totoro II?


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:33 PM

 

I second the recommendation of visiting the Ghibli museum. Back in '06 it was a weird process to get tickets - you had to go to certain convenience stores - but I dunno if that's changed.

 

Did you see Totoro II?

 

 

I dunno. Is that one of the short films you can only see in the museum? I did see a film there but it wasn't that.


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Posted 08 August 2016 - 04:34 PM

Stay away from the hornets.  Trust me on this.


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Posted 09 August 2016 - 02:04 AM

How cheap? I found £3000 as the average.

Got a flight for £555, booked it on the 2nd of this month. There are a few change-overs:

Going: 2 hours layover in Frankfurt

Coming back: 2 hours in Kansai, 2 hours in Frankfurt

I'd recommend typing "cheap flights to ___" into Google and using the various search engines there like cheapflights. Also prices might change depending on when you make your booking. I found flights to Tokyo were generally in the 550 - 800 range.

 

Accomodation-wise I'm staying here and it cost me £147 for 5 nights. Then I got a capsule at Haneda (£39) for the last night because I have an early return flight.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:04 AM

update: I am in the Japan. Have been for 2 days, despite being delayed by the typhoon. I got to spend that night in a Frankfurt hotel with a lot of Japanese tourists, but it's okay because I made 2 friends there.

 

Been to Harajuku, Meiji jingu and Shibuya on 1st day, met a Jamaican and told him about Japanese trap.

 

2nd day went to Akihabara, lost a day to it, got some nice merch but not too good a scene for Transformers. Great for anything else.

There was a "Gacha Fest" at Akiba train station with a load of gacha machines so I got 2 prizes before I even left. One is a little Danboard and one is a figure doing kancho.

Also got some doujins from Tora no Ana - a hokuto no Ken/Pikachu one and a Transformers one featuring fan redesigns.

The service culture is so great here. I've bowed and been bowed to more times in the past 48 hours than in the previous 24 years of my entire life.


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Posted 24 August 2016 - 10:33 AM

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 11:09 AM

If you go into a resterant, and see a girl with a katana on her hip, and what looks like a well endowed grade-school student, get out of there.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:10 AM

Nakano Broadway is indeed great but I didn't stay too long b/c I didn't want to lose yet another day to all otaku bullshit.

Went to Shinjuku and had lunch in an upstairs bar, then went to the top of the Tokyo Met.

By far the highlight of the day though was when I caught a metal gig at a Live House.

That said though, tomorrow will be my "visiting giant things" day with the Odaiba Gundam and the Roppongi Godzilla.


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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:25 AM

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:46 AM

I think tours are ideal for first-time travelers. That way you get to see a large variety of sights so you really know what you want to explore by yourself the next time you visit.



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