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  1. Kenzi

    What was the recent Anime you watched?

    sorry for interjecting, eheh, but yes please finish Steins;Gate. It’s good c: -- One Punch Man was nice. Got a little repetitive at times, but the overall concept of the show is still gold. Death Note was rather disappointing. It’s honestly a wonder why it’s so highly rated. Nostalgia factor maybe? None of the characters were particularly likeable or memorable except L, and even then he was still kinda bland. The concept was alright, and the first few episodes were pretty good, but it was downhill from there. I think my expectations were too high. That’s a shame, because I was actually really looking forward to watching this. At least the ending was okay. It went full-circle, which I can appreciate. But that still doesn’t change the fact that Death Note is a convoluted mess.
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    What's on Your Mind?

    Pokemon Go culture is amazing. Just a few days ago I was helping out with research in a hospital lab and I noticed that even the person I’m working with has the game on her phone (this is a full-fledged adult, might I add). GEEZUS. Like you never would’ve expected??? And just last week, I went to some meet-up in a neighboring city and as I was leaving (I was on my phone catching Pokemanz of course, pfft), I ran into a friend who I haven’t seen in ages, and the first thing she asked me was if that was Pokemon Go on my phone. AHHHHHHHHHH. I was also catching Pokemon with a friend yesterday night, and his mom seemed totally cool with the idea that we were just running around the neighborhood in pitch darkness hunting down fictional augmented reality creatures with our phones?? I probably sound like a fanatic with all these instances I’m recalling (tbh, I’m actually a little behind), but I still haven’t gotten over the kind of culture that has developed around Pokemon Go. There’s definitely a lot of room for improvement, but that also means there’s still a lot of potential for the game. Unfortunately, as you’ve said, the hype will have to die down eventually, but until then I’ll be relishing every moment and immersing myself with everything this game has to offer, ahah. -- OMM: my friend and I were looking out for the meteor shower a couple days ago (only briefly though) and frick, I just saw a shooting star for the first time in my life I’m so happy, ahhhhhhhhhh :’)
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    What's on Your Mind?

    so I went to the zoo with a friend a few days ago and basically everyone was on their phones playing Pokemon Go (friend and I included, of course) people of all ages; from kids to adults you never would've guessed strangers collaborating and congregating near Pokestops and Lures even though it was raining half the time dozens of people wearing shirts with team insignias and I just it was beautiful I also ran into a few other friends (who were also playing Pokemon Go) wow, it’s a small world, isn’t it, ahah. my mom also asked me about the game not too long ago she, of all people my parents are the last people I’d think would be interested in this kinda stuff Pokemon Go is making ripples this is honestly remarkable
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    What's on Your Mind?

    b-but Little Witch Academia was so magical :< hahah, nah, I get what you mean LWA just feels better as a standalone short than a TV series, so I don't exactly have high hopes for it despite my initial enjoyment will do! mostly likely won't be anytime soon since I still have that backlog to chip away at, but I'll try to get started on it before summer ends, haha 'BOUT TIME they've been pushing it back so much I almost forgot there was going to be a second season, damn -- OMM: my sister and I recently did the spicy Korean ramen challenge no regrets
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    What's on Your Mind?

    OMM: the "About Me" on profiles is back O: OMM2: one of my sister's friends, who's a Zelda fanatic, sold me on Ocarina of Time ohh, I'm excited OMM3: Little Witch Academia is getting a TV series wut
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    What was the recent Anime you watched?

    Monster "After the game, the king and the pawn go into the same box." It's not a quote from the anime, but it came to mind as I was watching it. Monster is an interesting anime. A lot of emphasis is placed on equality of human life, which can be a touchy subject, but Monster does an outstanding job allowing the audience to formulate their own opinions through the perspectives of the characters. Is every person inherently equal? Should we value the life of one person over another? When there's no surefire indication of the potential each person holds, is it fair to value someone with immense power over a commoner? These are a few of the questions Monster addresses, some of which eventually become the crux of the anime. It spends no time sugarcoating the horrific psychological scars many characters acquire as they ruminate over questions of similar caliber. What made this anime fascinating wasn't the plot but its nonlinear narrative and characters. A sense of foreboding is developed immediately, and pieces of the storyline come together as backstories are dropped left and right. While the purpose of certain characters seem clear at some point, their motives become increasingly blurred as the anime progresses and more is revealed about their past. This is undoubtedly one of its strong suits and why Monster is so captivating. The intricacies of each character truly makes for a brilliant story. Another thing I want to point out is how open-ended the anime is. A lot of what happens is up to interpretation and speculation, which may or may not be to everyone's liking. A solid anime overall, but it isn't without flaws. For starters, it can get pretty predictable. This isn't necessarily the fault of the plot in itself but how it's conveyed. There are certain instances when the anime attempts to create tension but ends up falling flat. It's easy to see through quite a few of these "twists" though it's not a glaring issue. The main protagonist is also far too glorified in the anime. On a similar note, it's understandable that the purpose of the filler was to solidify Tenma's reputation, but it came off as repetitive, and adding so many throwaway characters for the sake of this is overkill. Because Monster is labeled as a psychological thriller, you'd think that the audience would get front row seats to how these massive scandals and manipulations occurred. Nope, the audience is left to grasp at straws wondering how any of this took place. It's a shame, really. With so many holes to be filled, the anime isn't nearly as realistic as it could've been. As a result, much of what happens behind the scenes (or even what the anime blatantly shows you) just comes off as hard to believe and leaves a lot to be desired. And revolving the story around a wild goose chase can get rather stale as well. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed Monster, and it honestly blows my mind how all of these events were woven together so intricately. However, that aspect is a double edged sword because it can be somewhat difficult to follow this labyrinthine of a timeline if you're not giving it your utmost attention. That being said, I appreciate what Monster tries to do, but its flaws impeded my enjoyment a bit too much for me to just brush off. ** would recommend Monster to anyone who wants to question their morals, or anyone remotely interested in the history of eugenics Tenma also reminds me of Kiritsugu.
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    What's on Your Mind?

    ...2 weeks...? loljk, still a little nervous though I actually haven't scheduled anything since I have yet to receive a referral to an oral surgeon, but I still have every intention of getting them pulled out this summer. Thanks for the heads up, ahah. oh hm, I can see how the Pokemon on the right resembles Trump but geezus, what on earth is that on the left :^) I don't know which part of Facebook you've been browsing because I haven't seen any pure flaming lately. And yes, every system has its flaws, but with comments, you can report those trolls or flag their comments. It's much harder to unearth the motive of someone who just dislikes a post for the sake of disliking. Again, I would like to bring back the idea that adding a dislike button would only polarize the community. Yes, I know celebrities also use it, but they are the minority. Facebook still has more personal use than anything else, and the purpose of Facebook isn't to brew negativity in everyone's friend circles. Facebook isn't a platform with the purpose of gauging the quality of content either. A dislike on Facebook wouldn't be the same as a dislike on YouTube. Here, let me put it this way: Sites like YouTube and Reddit aren't intended for personal use or interaction with your immediate friends and family--they're entirely different platforms from Facebook. The dislike/downvote button serves as a repercussion for posting poor quality content. If you get flamed for putting yourself out there, well, the internet isn't always rainbows and sunshine. But at the same time, you're anonymous, so getting dislikes or downvotes isn't an attack against you personally. A dislike on Facebook though? There are just far too many ways to misinterpret a dislike on Facebook. A dislike button may be effective on other sites, but it just isn't constructive enough for a site as personal as Facebook (or even Twitter and Instagram). The angry face reaction button is calling your name. I'm just going to diverge a bit here to address your complaints. Firstly, I'm in no position to tell strangers how to live their lives. If they want to take their selfies with them to the grave, good for them. If they want to get wasted 24/7, great. I may not agree with them (I certainly won't be adopting these lifestyles), but if this is how they want to live their lives, then so be it. It's just not worth my time to get so engrossed in the lives of strangers I have absolutely no connection with. That being said, vain people will be vain, and no dislike count will change that. Try not to be too bothered by these people because there's so much more in life than dwelling on or criticizing what strangers on social media are up to, haha. I didn't realize that hovering the mouse above the Like button was so strenuous, oh dear me Don't worry, I'm kidding. I know what you mean. Anything that's not readily accessible can easily get overlooked, but again, if there's a post out there that really boils your blood, maybe you could pitch in just a little more effort (however miniscule it might be) to press that reaction button and make that difference you've been itching to make. For mobile, just place your finger on the Like button for a second or two and wait for the string of reaction buttons to appear. -- OMM: it's hot the clamminess of your skin fills you with determination
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    What's on Your Mind?

    whoops, late reply is late sorry about that; I've been pretty busy these past few weeks I actually completely disagree with this. Facilitating discussion in the comments is what promotes different viewpoints and constructive criticism. Of course, you don't have to agree with those viewpoints, but it helps to break down the false consensus effect. Also, the dislike button is subject to troll abuse. You see those videos on YouTube with thousands of likes but just a couple of dislikes? Wouldn't it be helpful if those dislikers also commented on why they disliked the video rather than only passive-aggressively pushing a dislike button to express discontent? I thought this was implied. I only mentioned that to discredit any counterargument since it doesn't really add anything else to the discussion. I was referring to the personal aspect of Facebook rather than the public pages, but again, the angry-face reaction button is there for a reason. It doesn't have the same connotation as a dislike button, but it still has the same functionality. It's just a more constructive version of the dislike button. Worst comes to worst, if you're too lazy to comment on something yourself, just "like" comments that oppose OP to express mutual disagreement or use the reaction button. "You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there's still going to be somebody who hates peaches." You could have a following of one million people, but you can't expect to meet every single one of these people's needs, now can you? The bigger you are, the easier it is to come to this realization. You don't need a dislike count to tell you that. And constantly having someone (narcissist or not) getting bombarded by dislikes would only desensitize them. Take YouTubers who persistently crank out videos with an abnormally large dislike ratio, for example. Now why do you think those YouTubers only continue to post videos of comparable quality despite the amount of hate they receive? If anything, this is the complete opposite of "humbling them down" since these people only revel in the attention they receive, regardless of whether it's positive or negative. Oh, and the angry-face reaction button isn't hard to access at all. Just hover your mouse over the Like button until you see a string of reaction faces pop up. I'm fairly confident that this is universal to all Facebook posts. ._. I was actually planning to pull out my wisdom teeth out this summer rip my life -- OMM: TIL how cutthroat our student body can be, damn
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    What Did You Learn Today?

    TIL TOBY FOX COMPOSED MOONSETTER?? all these years I never knew :< brb, adding him to list of favorite composers
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    What's on Your Mind?

    weirdly enough, I can see my old bio when I click on "Edit Profile" but it doesn't show up anywhere else it could be a bug or maybe I just haven't looked hard enough well, if you want all hell to break loose, then yeah, why not add a dislike button :^) if you want my honest opinion, a dislike button would only polarize the Facebook community of course, you could argue that YouTube has been doing fine with the like/dislike system, but in all fairness, it's mainly used to gauge the quality of the video rather than to flame someone for their controversial ideas (though that can happen as well) Facebook isn't a platform for videos like YouTube is since it has much more personal use, so the reaction button seems much more suitable, and I think the angry-face reaction button is a fair substitute for the dislike button just my two cents though ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ -- OMM: hm, it hasn't rained this hard in a while this is kinda nice
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    Answer the Person Above You [Forum Game]

    Psychology is not law. It predicts human tendency. It's far from a definite science. Just because we make predictable choices doesn't mean we don't make choices at all. Is "free-will" not the process of making a decision? Why must it be an illusion? While it's indubitable that we're influenced by factors such as genes and environment, our future is not predetermined. Again, these factors merely influence us and are not the be-all and end-all of our choices. Yes, we are made of matter, but we are also layers of abstraction. There's a lot of gray area regarding consciousness and why we're able to perceive things (though I wouldn't necessarily label it as "hocus pocus"). There are no amount of facts about the matter we're made of that can explain life or what its meaning is. So to answer your question, living beings are special in that sense. erm... a lot more than I'd like to admit -- favorite kind(s) of weather/climate and why
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    Answer the Person Above You [Forum Game]

    that's a matter of physical properties rather than a decision made by a sentient being it's kinda like how if you add a drop of blue food coloring in water, you can predict that it'll inevitably create an even spread of blue throughout the solution--this is due to the characteristics of the food coloring and water, which are both polar substances, along with the law of entropy, and we know that the drop of blue food coloring cannot choose to stay condensed we, on the other hand, have a choice in whether we would prefer biking or walking to the park -- what are you looking forward to?
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    What's on Your Mind?

    not necessarily -- uh, well, this new layout is... interesting I didn't realize the flat design movement was that far-reaching, not that I mind or anything we've lost a bit of customization, and it'll probably take me some time to get used to navigating this new layout since it doesn't feel as clear-cut as the former one, so I guess I'm kinda neutral on this but I have a feeling that it'll grow on me soon
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    Answer the Person Above You [Forum Game]

    seems like a rather cruel way of putting things so no, I'd like to believe that I have a least some control of how I'll go about my life -- what do you live for
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    Share A Fact About You

    In that case, I'd recommend you try reading The DaVinci Code ...on the assumption that you're not a hardcore Christian or anything The thriller aspect of the book is a pivotal component to what made it a captivating read I still have quite a few nitpicks with the story, but this novel should give you the idea that not all thrillers are most effective on the big screen
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    What's on Your Mind?

    OMM: it was snowing earlier today?? (or yesterday, I guess) OMM2: it feels like this website is out to get me, I swear what is going on
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    What's on Your Mind?

    oh, uh, well... I hope she realizes she isn't as short as she may think she is -- OMM: tfw you break your racquet strings right before the match starts OMM2: so I got silver nitrate on my hands and apparently this stuff isn't coming off till hell freezes over ಠ_ಠ or until the skin starts to flake off, which I guess might take a few weeks
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    "Phishing" Security Report

    the forums are functional on mobile as long as you access it through the log-in page instead of the homepage ...or I could be entirely wrong and maybe it actually depends on your phone's browser because I haven't tried this with any other phone browser I can log-in on mobile, but I'm using Safari
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    Anime-This-Season Chat/Discussion

    for a split second I almost thought that was the second season of PSG and then I remembered that Gainax is a huge troll even though the studios animating the two anime are different, the art style is uncannily similar
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    What's on Your Mind?

    was this a guy or girl? because 5'9 is pretty tall for a girl... I'm not entirely sure, but we got enough to cover every inch of the ground in a fairly thick blanket of snow. I wouldn't have been able to differentiate those conditions from actual winter weather. Like geez, there were snowplows in the streets and everyone was wearing their winter coats. But now it's in the 60-70* range, so go figure, haha.
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    What's on Your Mind?

    geez, it's been practically blizzarding snowing everywhere I've been staying at lately hey uh, mother nature, you can stop with the snow now April Fools' day was a week ago and it's not supposed to be winter anymore
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    The Political Compass

    damn, I guess 1-2 years really can make a big difference in political stances I agree that the majority of these questions are a bit too open to interpretation, but as far as free internet quizzes go, I still think it's fairly accurate -- Economic Left/Right: -1.88 Social Libertarian/Authoritarian: -2.92 huh, well I'm not too surprised I did blaze through a few questions since I was a bit pressed for time (and only used the strongly agree/disagree option a couple times), but these results seem about right