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Thursday is Userday 04/23/09

This week's user activity round-up is chock full!

The weeks just get busier and busier...which makes these things harder and harder!

User of the Week:

This one's been long overdue: this week's User of the Week award goes to Kuro, who I believe has actually been following my work longer than just about anyone. (If any of you care to challenge that, give me a heads up!) Kuro's also always happy to throw me a tip, offer a comment, or be an endearing pest as necessary. Love ya, Kuro-- see you at Expo!

Wiki:

I haven't gotten a lot of entries for the spring giveaway contest so far this week, and don't forget that if I get more entries than the last two weeks, I'll be giving away a free copy of the new Future Anime magazine-- so get entering!

Forums:

We've been getting a lot of feedback on the site redesign, of course-- if you haven't shared your thoughts, be sure to do so! Otherwise we have to just wing it and pray you guys like it.

On a more philosophical note, InfiniteGeass asks: do you think we all have free will, or do you think our actions are preordained by our genes and situations?

But back to anime-- Sidescroll wants to know if you think that Light is a reliable narrator. I'm sure you remember the question from high school lit courses, especially if you ever studied Catcher in the Rye. How does Light hold up in comparison?

Niko and Paploo start off discussing languishing North American licenses-- can you think of more?

Blogs:

RedRoses is in the process of turning a red wig into a Yoko wig-- here's part one and part two of the process.

If you're curious about the new Karma system, Coonce has all the details here.

Niko, who shares my birthday week, also shared his cake-- his...bulbacake?

Finally, it's thoroughly off-topic, but hello? It's Australia! Little_Sparrow shares some photos from his trip.

Favorite Status:

This is a new feature-- I want to get you guys (and myself!) using that status bar more. So I'm going to try picking my favorite status every week. This week's:
animus22 wants to destory the world
Awesome typo. <3

That's it for this week! Oh, and thanks to everyone who wished me a happy birthday yesterday! I hope I'll have many more with you guys!
RedRoseson April 23, 2009 at 10:54 p.m.
Congrats Kuro~ :)

Thanks for shouting out my cosplay progress. Once I get my wig cap back from my friend, I'll definitely take pictures of me actually wearing the bloody wig haha.

I love reading statuses. I change mine roughly once every other day. If I don't have a status change in a while, I just change it to "is feeling like a somnolent giraffe" because that's how I generally feel like (and I luff giraffes).
HSaabedraon April 23, 2009 at 11:03 p.m.
I knew I forgot something. For what its worth Gia, I hope you had a great birthday on Wednesday.
Nikoon April 23, 2009 at 11:32 p.m.
Two mentions in the same userday? Cool. Congrats to Kuro too.
HeeroYuyon April 24, 2009 at 3:50 a.m.
Nice job Niko! 

Wait, is that -*shoots self at character used on plaque*

(If only I didn't have finals in the way so I could fill out the wiki faster...)
Agent_Loston April 24, 2009 at 5:31 a.m.
yea, Congrats to Kuro
giaon April 24, 2009 at 9:46 a.m.
Heero: Aww, did you want Rin? I'm sorry, I come up with these plaques generally on the fly. ^^;
coonce staff on April 24, 2009 at 10:03 a.m.
awesome post gia!~

i love seeing this kind of stuff.

and congrats to kuro -- way to be :)
ethan staff on April 24, 2009 at 10:09 a.m.
I too want to "DeStory" the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
giaon April 24, 2009 at 10:51 a.m.
ethan: I will fight you to the death to prevent this catastrophe! Where's my light saber?!
Sonata moderator on April 24, 2009 at 11:51 a.m.
LOL Great job Kuro!!:)
Kuroon April 24, 2009 at 12:08 p.m.
Hahaha oh shit!

Thanks everybody.

Also thanks alot Gia! I am your number one servant. Also, ugh, can't wait for expooooo.

LOLDONGS FOR LIFE EVERYBODY.

ALSO CRAP, THE WORLD IS GONNA BE DESTORIED RUN FOR YOUR LIVES.
lanaswifton April 24, 2009 at 12:12 p.m.
Allow me to hide my destorying tool...
Pokemon Black and White Looks Delicious in Motion

First video of a Pokemon battle in Black and White.

Comment & Win: One Piece Vol. 52, 53

Time for a giveaway folks! Now, act civil, we don't want anyone to get hurt in the mad rush to win.

Beginner's Guide to FLCL

Gainax's madcap, surrealist anime, broken down for new viewers.

Ballz Deep

Steve gets intimately close to Dragon Ball Z, for science!

Top 3 Awful Anime Dubs

Grit your teeth and get your ear plugs ready cause this week we're taking on the three most amazingly bad dubs of all time!

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/18/14

Let's party hard at the beach while it's still summer!

Does Anime Get Too 'Niche?'

THE VICE PIT. Sometimes, it feels like watching somebody else's home movies, doesn't it?

I'm Trying Really Hard to Like ALDNOAH ZERO #2

...but it's sooooo self-serious!

AKAME GA KILL! is... OK for a Harem Show?

Episode #2. W&L. I wish this were better.

Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

NOBUNAGA CONCERTO #1&2 -- Special Review

A spectacle like this only comes once in a great while.

DRAGON BALL -- Does the First Saga Hold Up?

THE VICE PIT. We re-visited the very first DRAGON BALL arc and wonder if nostalgia has blinded us about Emperor Pilaf.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #20 -- Special Review

Eat poo... and die?

Anime Caption Contest! -- 8/18/14

Let's party hard at the beach while it's still summer!

AKAME GA KILL! is... OK for a Harem Show?

Episode #2. W&L. I wish this were better.

I'm Trying Really Hard to Like ALDNOAH ZERO #2

...but it's sooooo self-serious!

Does Anime Get Too 'Niche?'

THE VICE PIT. Sometimes, it feels like watching somebody else's home movies, doesn't it?

Listen to the JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE Rap!

Richie Branson continues his weekly anime-inspired rap series with the hip-hop tribute "Stand-Up."

Excellent Anime You Might've Missed -- BREAK UPS

It's a lot more than 'slice of life.'

NOBUNAGA CONCERTO #1&2 -- Special Review

A spectacle like this only comes once in a great while.

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE : STARDUST CRUSADERS #20 -- Special Review

Eat poo... and die?

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