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@  Dekafox : (19 February 2020 - 06:14 PM)

Count Zero?

@  TheMightyMol... : (19 February 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Oh boy, here we go.

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:34 PM)

Or do Japan's cultural values vary depending on exactly who you're trying to shut down?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Could it be that, perhaps, these different cultural values might lead to a different approach seeming appropriate?

@  ▲ndrusi : (19 February 2020 - 02:32 PM)

Hm. Back when we were arguing about the Legends comic, I seem to recall being repeatedly told that Japan had different cultural values than the US (and therefore anyone who had a problem with anything at all was wrong to voice that opinion ever).

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:23 AM)

Plus, as much as I hate to admit it, every single anime character is built to suit the audience's tastes so they buy more merch/do other things that allow $$$ to flow in the production committees direction, so the authenticity is certainly not for representation's sake.

@  fourteenwings : (19 February 2020 - 07:18 AM)

Both those anime air at midnight and are aimed at a very specific audience in a whole other media landscape. Major projects have press releases about almost everything, and there are groups just waiting to pat anybody on the back for doing what they want (GLAAD, HRC, etc)

@  B-Fox : (19 February 2020 - 03:16 AM)

It's funny that a friggin' anime about zombie idols and an anime about a school of anthropomorphic animals can have really positive trans characters WITHOUT a press release about their inclusion in the series prior to the episodes airing or having the creators announcing it on social media and patting themselves on the back for doing a thing.

@  TriBlurr : (18 February 2020 - 10:26 PM)

Vegan meat needs bacon

@  Paladin : (18 February 2020 - 08:43 PM)

vegan meat must taste delicious. they're grass-fed and regularly exercised....

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 06:57 PM)

Vegans are better than kids if you don't talk to them. They'll keep the lawn trimmed anyway.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 06:02 PM)

Do you want vegans? Because that's how you get vegans.

@  CORVUS : (18 February 2020 - 04:33 PM)

Hook up your sprinkler system to a canister of healthy organic carrot-juice. The kids won't be able to get off your lawn fast enough.

@  TheMightyMol... : (18 February 2020 - 03:59 PM)

Just use the hose.

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 03:52 PM)

Ask bing. It'll be a FAR more effective answer.

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Google, how do I get those durned kids off my lawn?

@  TrnsfrmGod : (18 February 2020 - 03:26 PM)

Please ignore.  Old man here apparently doesn't know the difference between the "Search" field and the "Shoutbox" field.

 

Also doesn't know how to delete from the shoutbox

@  wonko the sane? : (18 February 2020 - 07:33 AM)

Huhn. Penny arcade was right, the division 2 is literally 3 dollars...

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 11:05 PM)

Oh, Wicked Cool Toys got the Halo toy license. This is a big year for Jazwares

@  Steevy Maximus : (17 February 2020 - 07:02 PM)

iTunes/Apple TV has the complete Cowboy Bebop series for just $5!

@  fourteenwings : (17 February 2020 - 12:41 AM)

The Samsung Galaxy B-TOOM!

@  Paladin : (16 February 2020 - 07:20 PM)

business is booming.

@  wonko the sane? : (16 February 2020 - 06:49 PM)

SAmsung has you covered. Exploding phones.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Modern problems require modern solutions.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 February 2020 - 05:21 PM)

Japan seems to have a tradition of murder things where cellphones facilitate the killing instead. Like King's Game and Doubt.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 05:17 PM)

Or there's just conveniently no reception, or all of their phones are dead at the same time. Or they're just stupid and forget about them.

@  Patch : (16 February 2020 - 04:41 PM)

Now the slasher villain has to go and knock over the nearest cell tower before butchering horny teenagers.

@  TheMightyMol... : (16 February 2020 - 03:54 PM)

Think of all the horror and mystery movies that involve the bad guys cutting the phone line. Now think about how many people don't even have a land line to cut anymore.

@  Telly : (16 February 2020 - 03:47 PM)

its like that scene in commando. the bad guy has to get to a phone to call the big bad to tell him arnold isnt on the plane. that wouldnt happen today

@  Rycochet : (16 February 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Watching early episodes of the x-files will make you feel super old once you start to notice the techology they use, and the technology they lack.

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 February 2020 - 01:00 PM)

This guy.

@  Roddie Luver : (15 February 2020 - 10:55 PM)

Hey

@  Kalidor : (14 February 2020 - 03:01 PM)

The ones that get me are the "Uploaded 12 years ago" ones

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 02:49 PM)

Makes you feel old, don't it?

@  Maximus Ambus : (14 February 2020 - 02:38 PM)

While browsing Youtube vids I read these comments: 'The X Files is such an underrated show' and another 'Brent Spiner is a underrated actor' I want to punch something.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:16 PM)

Besides: cupid freaks me out. "Find someone to love, or I'll SHOOT YOU".

@  TheMightyMol... : (14 February 2020 - 12:11 PM)

It's just the day before Cheap Chocolate Day.

@  wonko the sane? : (14 February 2020 - 12:08 PM)

Meh, just more game time.

@  Paladin : (14 February 2020 - 10:55 AM)

Valentine's day. Bummer.

@  Otaku : (14 February 2020 - 10:41 AM)

So is that an occasion for congratulations or condolences, Telly?  I see it as a good thing, but that is a matter of personal preference; easier for me to keep straight who is who when the names don't change. XP

@  Telly : (14 February 2020 - 12:48 AM)

damn. ive been going by "telly" on here for nearly 14 years...

@  TM2-Megatron : (11 February 2020 - 08:06 PM)

I've seen it. It didn't really deliver on the title

@  Paladin : (11 February 2020 - 05:28 PM)

we don't need to see that. we're living it.

@  Maximus Ambus : (11 February 2020 - 03:42 PM)

Anyone seen an old British movie called 'The Earth dies screaming' it's like a Doctor Who serial minus the Doctor.

@  TriBlurr : (09 February 2020 - 11:58 AM)

Needs more zone defense. Call Scrapper

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 February 2020 - 11:29 AM)

MORE POINTS FOR BLITZWING!

@  Donocropolis : (09 February 2020 - 09:33 AM)

MP-7 Thundercracker recovers....he's at the 40....the 20....AND HE SCORES!

@  PlutoniumBoss : (08 February 2020 - 10:37 PM)

Reserved for Masterpiece Kup.

@  Sabrblade : (08 February 2020 - 09:49 PM)

MP-10 Convoy redecoed.

@  TheMightyMol... : (08 February 2020 - 06:56 AM)

MP-9 Rodimus self-destructed.


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#1 K Gatzby

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:22 AM

This thread unintentionally developed last week, from a thread about someone's personal accomplishments that made them feel good. The thread ended up talking about the little things that happened to posters that particular day that made them happy.

Because I liked the last thread so much, I am bringing it back in a purposely-created thread this time. Post the little things each day that made you smile. If you already posted, and something good happens again, make another post. Whatever it is that made you smile, no matter how little it may seem, is what this thread is about.

I will start us off:

I got a call this morning from Sallie Mae, who I am several months behind in paying my student loan. I have been unemployed for a few months; working some freelance computer training sessions for people while I study for my A+ computer certification. I explained my situation to the person from Sallie Mae when they called, and they forgave all my overdue payments and made my next payment due May 1st!

I should have my A+ certification by then and a full-time job! icon-ironhide.gif
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#2 The Predaking

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:42 AM

I am at training today, so I get to sleep in until 7AM as it doesn't start until 8:30. icon-hotrod.gif

Restoring an Old Arcade Machine!

 

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#3 lordtaco

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:49 AM

I got iCal subscribed to my Zimbra calendar. This makes me immensely happy.

#4 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:49 AM

I have tonight off. That's always worth a smile.

Also, I found out that the only one of my three bosses that actually does a good job is getting promoted, so good for him.

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:51 AM

Watching my 2 1/2 year old daughter jumping around with excitement about an Easter Party she's going to this morning. "Easter egg hunt, daddy... Easter egg hunt!"

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:54 AM

Gears Of War Marathon tomorrow!

if you can see this, i apologize for the above tweet, i was young and stupid and had nothing of value to say. please support lgbtq rights and listen to women's voices. that's all that really matters now. the right is evil, and should be opposed. thanks.


#7 recharge138

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 08:56 AM

Watching some geeks at work attempt to take a bunch of flattened cardboard boxes outside on a dolly on a very windy day.


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#8 Glenn

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 09:32 AM

I looked at all the pet pictures in the Everyday is Peturday thread.. thats always makes me feel warm and happy inside

Edited by VeritasZB, 20 March 2008 - 09:32 AM.


#9 Vestras

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:10 AM

Had a great chinese lunch and some decent company for once. Great way to expand the mind as well as the abdominal walls.

Also, got a nice wave and some glances from a lady I have a bit of a crush on. Nothings gonna come of it, but it made me smile icon-hotrod.gif
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#10 wonko the sane?

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 10:46 AM

Long weekend kicked off by a movie marathon.
Per Nick Nemesis's Suggestion: I hate everything.

#11 larrybluebird

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:16 AM

Well, I did 500 pounds for squats last night in the gym...that's the highest I've ever gone.. it's exciting for me.

Also today is my last day of class...then I'm going to my friends birthday dinner before drinking and celebrating and going out with all my friends late tonight. I'm pumped..it's been a long week!

#12 Zyking

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:22 AM

It was hot and involved me and a lovely girl.
























We played/worked out with Wii Sports. I bet that was what you thought about ehh....? icon-arcee.gif

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"Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning". - Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled.

"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realize half of them are even stupider than that!" - George Carlin.

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#13 Reload

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 11:31 AM

In training this morning I was able to lift more weight than I had been able to before I injured my back in a motorbike accident and had my back operation last year.

Feel so good.

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#14 Maximo Prime

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 12:41 PM

I'm getting my stove replaced today while i work! YAY!! i can cook again!! That makes me happy. as for yesterday, I got back to going to the gym daily (i had fallen off the wagon for a couple weeks). That makes me feel really good, to work towards getting in shape.

Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:14 PM

Found the MMPR chase Green ranger Figure AND the JLU Shade figure at TRU today! All while I was on the clock at work!

#16 BHFlint

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:17 PM

QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 20 2008, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


YES! Yes we can.

#17 Maximo Prime

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE(Dr Fang @ Mar 20 2008, 02:17 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE(Maximo Prime @ Mar 20 2008, 12:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can we sticky this thread? I would love to check in on this every day while i'm at work and in need of some happiness.


YES! Yes we can.


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#18 Ironbite

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 02:58 PM

I'm in the middle of a 4 day weekend.

Ironbite-I LOVE BEING UNION!

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#19 Wing

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:47 PM

Found out that the flash video (By the guys who work for Esurance) for Five Iron Frenzy's "Wizard Needs Food, Badly" was completed via random find on YouTube. Made me grin.

Edited by Mr. Wingus, 20 March 2008 - 05:26 PM.

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#20 MrBlud

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Posted 20 March 2008 - 04:50 PM

I got to talk with a friend of mine that I all too rarely get the chance to converse with.

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