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  1. plz watch this it's the stupidest sketch I've ever seen
  2. srry for the double post My favorite yuri manga got a little 5min OVA-like thing 2-ish months ago! It's called Kase-san and Morning Glories and it's on Youtube (there's no voice acting so you can watch it without subs) It's basically just a collage of certain scenes from several different chapters in the manga, so don't expect anything other than shallow fluff with zero context, but it's very nice fluff nonetheless imo And the first commercial episode of Gundam Twilight Axis came out not too long ago and I;m real salty about it. . . . .. . . .. .
  3. Started reading Devilman. I've only read the first volume, so I don't really have an opinion of it yet, but it's hilarious sometimes, even though it's not trying to be. Are there any specific genres you're interested in?
  4. *insert thumbs up emoji here*
  5. After beating P5, I wanted to try out some other SMT games, and I decided to start with the first Raidou Kuzunoha game and SMT IV. RK1's a ps2 game and feels very... clunky, but I'm actually really digging it so far. It's set in 1930s Japan, the music's really unique, and the gameplay is just really interesting. For one, it's not turn based, and your captured demons don't just fight alongside you in combat, you utilize them while doing detective work around town too. And for a game in a spinoff series called Devil Summoner, RK's surprisingly quirky . Some of the demons are just downright adorable too. You capture enemies to have them aid you in battles and the objects you house them in are these almost syringe-like tubes, and when I caught a Mokoi, the little guy exclaimed: "I've been on 6 or 7 diets lately, I should have no problem fitting in there!" Also Raidou's got some impressively lethal sideburns Meanwhile SMT IV was really freaking hard and I died an embarrassing number of times. (I somehow ended up really over leveled towards the end though. Apparently most people beat the game between lvl 75-lvl 80, but I beat the game at lvl 91 whoops) There's multiple endings that are based on the morality alignments, and your actions over the course of the game determine whether you get the lawful, chaotic, or neutral ending (with neutral being the hardest ending to achieve). The three main characters are Jonathan (law), Walter (chaos), and Isabeau (neutral), and while they do have some character traits, they're less so meant to be characters of their own, and more so just supposed to be the human manifestations of their morality alignments so they're kind of boring Despite siding with Walter, I still got the law ending, and to put it bluntly, I did not like the law ending. Neither extreme is particularly great, but I find the mentality that comes with the law ending to be the worse of the two/three since it's kind of hypocritical and very literally holier-than-thou, whereas, as far as I know (I haven't played the chaos route yet), the chaos mentality is just grossly over simplified. (Chaos allows for free will, but is very 'every man for himself/survival of the fittest', whereas Law is peaceful, but very controlled and 'kill those who disagree/don't live up to our standards'. And while I don't for sure know what the Neutral ending entails, it's the ending the sequel, SMT IV: Apocalypse, takes place after, so I'm assuming it's the least terrible of the three) Some things I did like about SMT IV though is that the Tokyo reveal is very cool (even if a bit obvious), some of the relic descriptions are hilarious, the boss battle theme is ridiculously hype, demon negotiations are consistently interesting, and the game's got a good variety of demons (there's over 400 different ones). tl;dr got the law ending, hated it, but it was alright for the most part otherwise
  6. "the deaf man heard what the mute man said, then they all followed where the blind man led" d a m n
  7. I got my wisdom teeth out maybe 21hrs ago, so that still counts as something I did today, right?
  8. You're not incorrect in assuming that this probably isn't the most fitting thread to ask this in, but since we don't have a subforum set aside solely for asking question, I'm not really sure where the best place would've been either, so asking this here is probably fine. The post counter doesn't count posts made in the forum games subforum, but counts posts made anywhere else. I'm not sure if you use other forums, but I've noticed some other anime forums do this as well. It's usually done to deter people from trying to make their post counts bigger by spamming in forum games threads.
  9. I apologize if my tone sounds impatient at all. I ended up losing everything I wrote here and had to rewrite it from scratch :') Quite honestly, I don't really have much to say in response to the majority of your post. I felt it went a bit off topic from what we originally started with, and I don't know how likely it is that any engagement I could have with you would end up being a worthwhile use of either of our time. You're welcome to continue going in that direction--I don't mean to dissuade you from doing so, but I'd prefer to stay as succinct as possible as I don't have any intention to argue with you. However, if you do continue, I urge you to keep the idiom "two wrongs don't make a right." in mind... ------------------------ "That clearly shows consent on the woman's part." But it doesn't. "A person's silence should not be considered consent. A person who does not respond to attempts to engage in sexual activity, even if they do not verbally say no or resist physically, is clearly not agreeing to sexual activity." To give an example: If a woman standing in a crowded subway car is groped by the man behind her, her not making a scene by swatting his hand away or cussing him out does not mean she consented to him touching her. How the woman responds to being touched neither legitimizes nor delegitimizes the validity of the man's actions. She was still grabbed by a stranger without her permission, and according to the Department of Justice, that is considered sexual assault. "Sexual assault is any type of sexual contact or behavior that occurs without the explicit consent of the recipient. Falling under the definition of sexual assault are sexual activities as forced sexual intercourse, forcible sodomy, child molestation, incest, fondling, and attempted rape." We have no way of knowing how whoever he was talking about reacted, or if he had/has enough extrospective in those scenarios to pick up on the fact that his actions might've been making women around him uncomfortable, but consent isn't something that should assumed. The woman/women not making their disapproval of his actions loudly known because they might've felt intimidated, were trying to make a good first impression, or etc doesn't mean they were consenting to any sexual contact. Coercion =/= Consent Where he encountered the woman/women doesn't change anything though. His advances wouldn't be any less unsolicited if the location or women's occupation were any different. It's not as though when women are looking at job descriptions, jobs in the entertainment industry or in male dominated fields come with "May face sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace" disclaimers. Adults responsible enough to hold jobs should have the necessary amount of self control to not make their coworkers, or anyone really, uncomfortable by doing or saying unsolicited sexual things in professional settings. This expectation shouldn't be setting the bar too high. His actions shouldn't be excused because his workplace wasn't/isn't your stereotypical, cubicled office space. The conversation being sexual in nature isn't the issue people have with what he said. As you've said, it's not unusual for people to talk about sex and other things that are considered vulgar, but what was said isn't entirely in the same category about someone giving a detailed summary on how their hookup with a hot girl from Tinder went, or a group of friends talking about porn/kinks. The vulgarity, while maybe surprising, pales in comparison to the implication that Trump seemingly doesn't care if the person he's hitting on is comfortable with what he's doing. While he did release a formal apology, him mentioning Bill Clinton towards the end was unnecessary, and, in my opinion, undermines a lot of what he just said. What Bill Clinton has done/allegedly done is unrelated and an entirely different matter. Bill Clinton's actions don't lessen the brunt of Trump's actions in anyway, or vice versa, and acting like they have any effect on each other completely misses the point on why people were so put off by his explicit comments. He started off fine, and the apology would've been satisfactory had he not turned it into a non-apology by trying to dismissively compare the two at the end. Two things can be bad at the same time while varying in severity; comparing them accomplishes nothing. There is a near constant disapproval of the prevalence of sexism and misogyny in hip hop though. Though the criticism is expressed through more of a slow trickle instead of a short lived, dam burst-like increase in articles; opinion pieces; or what have you, that doesn't mean it's not there or that people are generally ok with it.. You're trying to compare an apple to an orange. While there's certainly some semblance between the two, they're ultimately too different to warrant reacting to in similar ways. You would agree that a music artist is overall much less impactful than a politician or leader of some kind, right? And a lot of talk around the first 50 Shades of Gray movie was around whether or not the book's main characters were in an abusive relationship, so it's not the best example either (Though you could make a case with the 2nd movie since, as far as I know at least, the content was similar to the 1st movie's, but its recent release didn't generate much, if any, public concern.). Sexually charged perfume, clothing, and occasionally even food ads are perhaps a more fitting example though since those generate little-to-no backlash despite being incredibly unnecessary, but that's another conversation entirely. To backtrack slightly: I dunno man. I don't know how tall you are, but I've always been easily pushed around and picked up, so "...I don't even wait." and "And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything." hardly come across as anything other than potentially threatening to me. There's not exactly any comfort to be found in an influential figure spreading that sort of talk, especially since his confidence in those statements could imply he's not been held accountable for similar things before. (Like from when he was on Howard Stern in 2005: ["I'll tell you the funniest is that I'll go backstage before a show and everyone's getting dressed. No men are anywhere, and I'm allowed to go in because I'm the owner of the pageant and therefore I'm inspecting it.... 'Is everyone OK'? You know, they're standing there with no clothes. 'Is everybody OK?' And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that."]) While not entirely in the same category, worry that his words/actions will affect regular people's lives isn't an unsubstantiated as some may want to believe. In addition to the widely covered recent rise in anti-semitism, following the 2016 election process and Trump's electoral college win, schools started reporting that there had been an uptick in bullying towards minorities and LGBT students. So the effect his rhetoric has had/will have on people's actions will be something we need to keep an eye on over the course of Trump's presidency. And for what it's worth, it's hard to find a more biased source than the infamous /r/The_Donald. You're not going to convince anyone by linking to that. The direct equivalent is me citing /r/EnoughTrumpSpam for something, and somehow expecting you, and anyone else, to not sit back upon seeing the url and think "Wait a second.. Anything posted on this very upfront anti-Trump subreddit might be promoting a specific viewpoint." -------------------- now please enjoy this Floral Shoppe x Smash Mouth remix
  10. I've finished most of the things I picked up over the past year! Orange was a mixed bag for me. It felt like all the problems I had with the manga got amplified 10x over in the anime, and because of that, I ultimately couldn't enjoy it that much. I did really like parts of it (especially the first half), and to the script writers' credit, the changes made to accommodate the low episode count actually weren't bad, but that's not enough to make me have a mostly positive opinion of the anime. My biggest nit-pick with the anime adaptation was Hagita though. In the manga he came across much quieter and how loud he was kind of bugged me. It's just a case of different interpretations, but it was still a bit disappointing since I thought he was good comic relief in the manga, but I didn't like how he was in the anime at all. They also cut out my favorite joke of his Gakuen Handsome was criminally under-watched and hilarious, plz watch it none of the characters had yaoi hands. 0/10 literal garbage parody Saiki Kusuo no psi-nan was another decent short anime. I didn't dislike it, but it's not one of my favorite short series. It's a suitable time killer though The 3rd season of Haikyuu, while not bad, was definitely inferior to the first two seasons imo. The pacing and everything was fine, but I'm just not a fan of when an additional season of a sports anime only covers one game and virtually nothing else. And because I used to keep up with the manga, I missed out on the enjoyment of not knowing who the victor would be too. I don't have any outstanding issues with it, and there's not really any reason for fans of the first two seasons to not watch it, but when I think about Haikyuu, s3's just not as memorable as the prior seasons or OVA. And Yuri on Ice's under a spoiler since, while I didn't write a ton, I think this post would feel too long without one. There's also one or two minor spoilers I'd more readily describe it as just a consensually unhealthy relationship rather than NTR. Due to prioritizing other things, I've actually only seen the first episode, and while it certainly made an impact, 1st ep's aren't always the best representations of their respective series. Solely going off first impressions though, I'm surprised by how high its MAL rating is too. I'll get back to you when the anime's done airing though
  11. So I watched some things recently... Under a spoiler because it got a bit lengthy
  12. it's amazing that this video isn't age-gated Fun fact: The members of this band are all anonymous, but the singer is suspected to be a 40yr old Finnish man
  13. NASA and the NOAA released pictures from their recently launched weather satellite today! Launched this past November, the GOES-16 (GOES being the abbreviation of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite), previously known as the GOES-R, is the first of four weather satellites that will be launched in the coming years with the aim of improving weather forecasting. It orbits ~22,000 miles above Earth's equator, is 5x faster and has 4x the resolution of other weather satellites, can take a full disk image of the Earth every 15minutes, an image of the continental US every 5minutes, and can take images of smaller, specific areas of interests (ex: hurricanes) every 30seconds. It can also take those pictures in 16 different 'filters', for lack of a better layman's term. Like the images don't have to be just plain pictures, they can show certain parts of the atmosphere (ex: clouds, volcanic ash, smoke). Considering prior weather satellites only have 5, this is another huge improvement. GOES-16 also has a lightning mapper that can track both cloud-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground lightning! Here's some of the aforementioned pictures though. They're pretty neat to say the least: source 1 2 and here's its wikipedia page in case you're curious
  14. Most certainly am not double posting because it's a Saturday night and the feeling is right, and I just wanna get down get deeper and down, get down get deeper and down.... I've been listening to a concerning amount of Spice Girls this past week
  15. ^ Maybe Kuzu no Honkai will also be of interest to you...? ----------- I'm hoping to spend the next couple weeks clearing out my currently watching list with everything I've picked up over the past year since there's only 5 things on the winter lineup that seem interesting to me. In order of hype: Yowamushi Pedal s3, ACCA, elDLIVE, Kuzu no Honkai, and Youjo Senki. There's also IBO and 3-gatsu no Lion from last season that I intend to stick with once I get caught up. I'm not expecting elDLIVE and Youjo Senki to be very good for various reasons. I was really into KHR for a while (I watched the whole anime in like 4 weeks....), so I'm interested in seeing just how many similarities there'll be between KHR and elDLIVE since they're by the same author, but the bits and pieces of the manga I read didn't really impress me. With Youjo Senki, idk man.. I thought the cover art for the novels was really cool whenever I first came across them, and I ended up reading a very small portion of the first novel, but nothing about it really grabbed my attention. Yowamushi Pedal, excluding all the secondhand embarrassment it's given me, has been a pretty enjoyable series, and being that my two favorite characters hardly got any screentime in the 2nd season, I'm really looking forward to whatever season 3 will be like. So hyped to hime hime suki suki daisuki again tbh And I don't really know what to expect from ACCA and Kuzu no Honkai. Unlike the other three where I have at least one thing to base a loose expectation off of, aside from a short summary and promotional image, I don't know anything about the remaining two. Hopefully they'll be at least somewhat decent though.
  16. Please watch this if you haven't already seen it. It's the funniest thing I've seen all week
  17. Definitely wasn't waiting until it was a Friday evening to post this....
  18. No idea. I'm not a movie person, and the only time I go see movies in theaters is when someone else wants to go, but doesn't want to go alone. What do you plan on doing in 2017?
  19. Hello! It's nice to formally greet you! c:
  20. It's been a year; time for an update post nobody asked for: I also just got this laptop and really want to show off how nice and new it currently looks Here's the source and no I don't play Overwatch. I just like the contrast of the mech with nature
  21. I got way back into Skyrim recently, and excluding the minor motion sickness, it's been really enjoyable. I actually started the main quest, so now dragons randomly show up when I decide to trek from city-to-city instead of fast travel. I also got better at stealing, so I'm not broke all the time anymore. I found out you can marry whoever you want too, so I married Brelyna and aside from her being hung up on that trip to Saarthal you go on when you join the Mage's College in Winterhold, it's been gr8. (I really like her voice actress, so it's disappointing she doesn't have a larger variety of voiced lines, but maybe I just haven't unlocked all of them yet since I'm not done with all the Mage College quests) I haven't explored most of the western and northern half of the map (haven't been to Dawnstar, Markarth, and Morthal yet), but I went to Solitude to join the Bard's College, and it's hands down my favorite city architecturally speaking. I wish there were more wood elf NPCs though. Since I'm playing as a wood elf, it's always cool to run into other bosmer, and maybe their scarcity is what makes finding one somewhat rewarding, but I still wish there were more of them.
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