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@  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.

@  Nevermore : (08 February 2020 - 06:51 AM)

MP-5 Megatron removed.


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#123821 Dekafox

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Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:13 PM

That's almost as bad as Zed.

 

You would deny the Mazinger ZEEEEEEEETTTTT?

 

 


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:32 PM

When you said "English vs Scotts", I was thinking more along the lines of a smaller neighboring country with its own culture that warred with Spain for centuries before being conquered while still retaining large swaths of its own culture.

Spain never conquered Catalonia. Catalonia is a part of Spain because of how the modern Kingdom of Spain formed.

 

In short:

You had the Kingdom of Aragon. The King of Aragon also ruled the Principality of Catalonia (among other polities that formed the larger Crown of Aragon).

 

There was also the Kingdom of Castile, which later formed the Crown of Castile after the third and definite union between the Kingdoms of Castile and Léon in 1230.

 

In 1469, Queen Isabella I of Castile and King Ferdinand II of Aragon married, unifying the Crown of Aragon and the Crown of Castile and de facto unifying Spain. (I say de facto because the Crown of Aragon and the Crown of Castile remained formally separate until the early 1700s after the War of the Spanish Succession)


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:43 PM

Re: Zed vs Zee.

 

The letter is called 'zed' because the letter comes from the Greek zeta and literally every other language pronounces it based off the original Greek name.

It's interesting etymologically, but I imagine "zee" is just following the convention of other letters in English without any real connection to "zeta". 


Shouldn't gravity be doing something?
 
Of course there's a figure of Rodimus as some kind of animal girl. Why would I be surprised by this?

 


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 03:50 PM

 ...until the early 1700s after the War of the Spanish Succession.

I had a hunch, so I looked it up and yep, The War of Spanish Succession was due to Charles 2 being such a freak that he couldn't produce a heir.

 

I guess an officially united Spain was the only "good" thing to come from Charles 2, and even that required a war.


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Posted 18 January 2020 - 04:54 PM

The nor'easter dumped so much snow in my area that it's in a state of emergency until it can be cleared away.

 

Guess it's time to whip this out:


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 12:35 PM

what if you woke up and clint basinger was holding a gun to your head and said

 

'greetings and welcome to an lgr murder'

 

?


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:17 PM

Off hand, I'd say I'd be dying.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:30 PM

I'd close my eyes and try to go back to sleep. I've "woken up" and found a humanoid in the room so many times that if it actually happens for real I'll have no idea.


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#123829 Logicron

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:53 PM

I'd close my eyes and try to go back to sleep. I've "woken up" and found a humanoid in the room so many times that if it actually happens for real I'll have no idea.

Maybe you're dreaming about something that actually happened a long time ago but your mind suppressed it.


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#123830 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 01:57 PM

I'll stab him.



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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:40 PM

And then I kick his ass into the moon for threatening TMM.

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 03:50 PM

How long should I wait before contacting a seller on eBay about my item? I got the slow shipping so the estimated delivery date is between 3 and 19 February but the tracking has been stuck on 'shipping info received' since I got the shipping notification about my item.

 

I'm thinking of waiting till the middle of next week before asking if they've actually given it to the post office yet or not.


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#123833 Logicron

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:08 PM

How long should I wait before contacting a seller on eBay about my item? I got the slow shipping so the estimated delivery date is between 3 and 19 February but the tracking has been stuck on 'shipping info received' since I got the shipping notification about my item.

 

I'm thinking of waiting till the middle of next week before asking if they've actually given it to the post office yet or not.

I want to see if he has a normal reason for the delay or if he'll send you a response that's a crazy rant about the sun harassing him because his product reveals too many secrets about the universe.

 

That actually happened to a kickstarter BTW.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 04:29 PM

what if you woke up and clint basinger was holding a gun to your head and said
 
'greetings and welcome to an lgr murder'
 
?


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#123835 Fnu Aw

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Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:22 PM

 

I'd close my eyes and try to go back to sleep. I've "woken up" and found a humanoid in the room so many times that if it actually happens for real I'll have no idea.

Maybe you're dreaming about something that actually happened a long time ago but your mind suppressed it.

 

A lot of my dream imagery is a corruption of my earliest memories. I've figured out some definite matches. But as far as that particular bit of nightmare imagery goes, I got nothing. I have no candidate for a time or place for any missing memory.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 08:35 PM

 

 

I'd close my eyes and try to go back to sleep. I've "woken up" and found a humanoid in the room so many times that if it actually happens for real I'll have no idea.

Maybe you're dreaming about something that actually happened a long time ago but your mind suppressed it.

 

A lot of my dream imagery is a corruption of my earliest memories. I've figured out some definite matches. But as far as that particular bit of nightmare imagery goes, I got nothing. I have no candidate for a time or place for any missing memory.

 

That's creepy as hell.


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Posted 19 January 2020 - 09:39 PM

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 01:51 PM

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 03:10 PM

I just found out about HMS Furious, a ship that was originally built as not quite a battlecruiser, but was then modified to launch aircraft. The result was a goofy thing with half a flight deck in the front and a single huge gun at the back. Yes, only one. But it fired 18-inch shells, about the same size that Yamato later would.

Eventually Furious was modified again into an actual carrier, which was probably the sensible thing to do.

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Posted 20 January 2020 - 04:49 PM

I'm picturing a boat girl with a small flight deck shield in her left hand and a massive double-barreled cannon in her right.


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