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Boku no Pico » How did Boku No Pico became famous?

YOOOOOO I thought this video was the only reason Boku became famous..

There was also a parody of this video for Homestuck... which led me to get into Homestuck for a bit.. but dropped it after a few weeks of bingeing on it a few years back.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Space Dandy Discussion

It's like... Redline x Cowboy Bebob x Lupin III x some crazy retro mech anime. Lol I duno how to feel about that, but this is definitely on my radar.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nagi no Asakura Discussion

Okay wow I'm almost 'caught up' with the series (just finished watching ep9), and damn, this anime could really blow itself out of the water with all the apocalypse stuff. It could take a very depressing/sobering turn.. which would be a huge contrast to all the progress that was made between the kids and their friendships. On the other hand it could still go for a happy ending, like some deus ex machina resolution, where everything turns out okay.. Either way it will be interesting to see how it's handled.

Hmm from the looks of it, the apocalypse will be an ice age. Haha, which is basically reverse global warming. The anime hasn't done too much with those environmental themes, but I guess it's still interesting to keep in mind.

It's still mysterious exactly what role Uroko-sama and the "sea god" plays in this whole thing. There was that little bit with Uroko trying to freeze Akari and Hikari from leaving for the surface, maybe they have some control over the weather? On one hand it just sounds like they want their species to survive, without much of a care for surface people. Which I guess makes sense. Heh we also get the classic "choose how to spend the last days before the apocalypse" dilemma. Land people don't have a choice because they can't go underwater where it is safer, but sea people do!

If this ice age really happens and land people get wiped out, it will be like resetting the ecological situation. Since (at least in the anime's mythology) people used to all live in the sea, and then moved on land.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nagi no Asakura Discussion

Episode 2 thoughts (no such thing as late =P): I totally don't remember who those 2 kids are, I was just as baffled as Hikari, but it was cute anyways and animation was great. So it looks like the racism goes both ways, sea people not wanting to lose their own kind, and land peeps feeling distant from sea peeps. But in the end it looks like LOVE TRANSCENDS ALL BOUNDARIES! *cough*... It will be interesting how this anime gets to that end though, and how the characters deal with their life/love/self problems. Heh also they did a good job on making it look like Akari was about to get raped as punishment for going out with a land person. -.-" Last note, so is Uroko-sama a god, spirit person? MAL says he's the "Lord of the village"? I feel like the story is saving some important role for him to do in the story.. we shall see.

Episode 3 thoughts: Lol well looks like the writer was having a field day with these love polygons.. The placement of Tsumugu's first laughing, and the first time all the "main characters" have a moment of sheer joy when they jump in the pool was well done. Hmm yeah sucks that having Ena skin is a recessive trait. Hah like some children, Hikari is just stubborn and willing to do rash things to stick up for what he believes in. Hmm we never really got to hear why Akira was having a thing for that dude, but it looks like she just wants to shove it into her unconscious and look strong for her younger brother.. which sucks. The tease with the old man possibly having Ena skin.... *COUGH* genetic engineering, did I call it or what?! Lol j/king, I guess we'll see if he appears again later. I mean he is Tsumugu's old man right?... so maybe Tsumugu is a sea descendant? somehow?

Ep4 thoughts: And with forgiveness comes acceptance, compassion and a deepening of friendships. o3o" I Enjoyed the mirroring family situations, both losing their mother. Doling out the melodrama like it's nothing! It was alright though, seeing Muina and Sayu's characters develop. Hmm just enough mystery surrounding Uroko-sama again and his relationship to the God.

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Fan-Fic » Friend Thread: Tales of Happy and Meowth

@takashichea: Hmm now that I think about how I envisioned Friends thread, it doesn't really belong to Fanfic, although this could definitely take off too! It's not really about writing how characters become friends, but just looking at them as a whole and discussing whether it would be possible, or not and why. Scenarios might come up but that would be secondary. If only there was a "Friendship" concept page *cough*, but there is a "Shipping" page and a "broken friendship" page D=/. Shipping has intimate undertones and broken friendship sounds so negative, haha.

Thanks though Taka, I appreciate the thought, and I know you're probably just as busy as I am with school this time of year.

Hah, I can't write much either right now, but I guess I can give a scenario without discussion:

Hmm the Team Rocket trio and Happy. Lol wish I knew more about Happy but judging by Team Rocket's pokemon kidnapping plans, I guess first they might try to trick Happy to go along with them (thinking that he's a pokemon) and trying to see if he's worth anything, maybe make him do some labor, or hatch another get-rich quick scheme. Then Happy might become seriously homesick from being away from Natsu and the other guild people and try and turn away from them.

Does Happy have any powers? Maybe Team Rocket could be found in a sticky/dangerous situation, Happy helps them out and Happy somehow finds his way back to Natsu and the others leaving Team Rocket all teary-eyed because they finally have a loving appreciation for the little guy. I mean.. Team Rocket isn't that bad underneath it all.

Perhaps the goodbye would go something like THIS:

OR THIS!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Pupa Discussion

@takashichea: This is unfortunate, I had a blast with Yamishibai last season. These short anime are excellent to keep up with during school time. Ehh in the end length of episode doesn't determine quality of an anime. You need a good artistic vision and team to make a story work.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Kill la Kill Discussion

Haha just watched episode 3: so the gauntlet has been set. The whole "embodying" your clothing theme was great and fit nicely with the ideas I was throwing around earlier! The animation for the fight scene was top notch again. 20+ more episodes of this, oh man. xD

Edit: alright I just watched episode 4, Lol the snippets of classical music being thrown into this is funny. E.g. Handel's Hallelujah when Ryuko's pantsu are shown, Bach's Toccata and Fugue in d when the spiked loop is revealed, Chopin's Funeral March when Mako's dad and brother crash.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nagi no Asakura Discussion

@takashichea said:

Hikari is worried that he will lose more of his loved ones to the surface after losing his mother. When the surface people and sea people have a baby, the baby doesn't have Ena. It furthers hinder the relationship between the races.

Oh! That's some genetic level stuff! Now I'm thinking about which would be more advantageous. On the one hand it can allow sea people to have a closer relationship with nature, the ocean and such. But on the other hand, the sea people could be at a disadvantage because they have to recharge (in a sense) in salt water. Since land people don't have this limitation they can explore further on land, in the air, and even dive down into the ocean with the right technology.

Hmm I wonder if it would be possible for the sea people to develop some technology to help them survive on land longer. Or maybe do some crazy genetic engineering to make it so that humans can live both in water and on land with no side effects! >=D Haha

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Kill la Kill Discussion

Just watched ep 2. So the plot thickens as Senketsu was made by Ryuko's father. Looks like every time Ryuko beats a Goku-uniform-user a red thread goes into Senketsu. Possibly Senketsu is getting stronger, and there might be some dark secret to how the Goku uniforms are made.

Lol those authoritarian themes and stark class distinctions. Lol the vanity of clothing/uniform being the distinguishing factor of each class.

Someone commented on the episode that this series basically takes several anime tropes and blows them up to the extreme. Like bishonen, magical girl, revenge plots, huge shonen battle sequences etc. I agree, but the humor that results from this exaggeration is pretty shallow as a result... but maybe that's the point xD. I can tell Kill la Kill is going to be a fun rollercoaster ride, maybe like some of those R-rated Hollywood comedies/action flick B-movies? (sorry I don't know my film genres but maybe like something by Tarantino??) But at the same time this worries me.

Hmm.. i wonder if I watched FLCL now, if it I would be just as amazing as I was back when I first watched it.. maybe I'm getting too old for this. Lol Or maybe I'm just tired xD

EDIT: It just occurred to me after reading some earlier comments saying how the Kamui are alive. Perhaps this is some crazy metaphor for how our clothing is made from natural materials, some even killing live animals to make (animal furs, leather etc). That we should respect our clothing more and treat it like a living thing, that is separate from our bodies.

And THEN perhaps that is all just a crazy metaphor for how clothing can utterly transform a person's outward identity. The right clothes give a person "strength" or confidence that the person might otherwise not have. Like a kind of persona attached to the clothing. And then when Ryuko cuts up her enemy's clothes, it's really liberating them from the trappings of that fake persona! HAH! Then it would be hilarious if by the end of the series Ryuko destroys her own kamui, or goes on a rampage trying to destroy all the goku uniforms, since they can be so restrictive! And Ryuko even has to sacrifice blood for her clothes to "work". Kind of reminds me of women wearing high heels.. THE PAIN, oh god.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Nagi no Asakura Discussion

Just watched episode 1: Reminded me immediately of Tsuritama because of the ocean theme, bright art style, and use of myths! By myth I mean how all humans once lived in the sea, and then came onto land. Which is true from an evolutionary perspective, how we were all descended from single cell organisms, and long ago the earth was almost entirely covered in water.

The love triangle/square (if you count Chisaki as having feelings for Hikari) was pretty funny. The racism/social-class bullying was interesting, but I can see it being used superficially to advance the plot or deepen character relationships. Like how in this episode Manaka gets embarrassed and is bullied by classmates because she is from the ocean, which is a trigger for her running off and getting found by Tsumugu, which ends up making their relationship a little more intimate and causing Hikari to be jealous.

Unlike Tsuritama, this anime has a lot more room to deepen the story, characters and world (26 episodes), so I'm looking forward to how things turn out. Since this anime is being done by P.A. Works, which also did Hanasaku Iroha (which was also 26eps), perhaps we will get some deeper emotional punches in episodes to come. Right now it seems like we're dipping into the shallow end of the pool so to speak. xD

P.S. Also is it just me or do all the characters from the ocean have blue eyes?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Pupa Discussion

munch munch...

Hmm now that I get a look at the art style, it kind of looks like a /d/ visual novel or hentai manga that got turned into an anime. Uhh.. maybe like School Days meets This isn't a Zombie meets Yosuga no Sora??? Except with darker themes? I'm still pretty excited to see how much this pushes the boundaries, if it does at all.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Kill la Kill Discussion

That was very refreshing after not watching anime for a few days. Animation was killer, and everything is over the top in a tongue-in-cheek way. Funny how the student council is the powerhouse, and the actual adult principal and teachers are powerless to what's going on. Come to think of it the whole "powerless/joke principal/teachers" is a fairly common trope. Well, all the teachers are powerless except perhaps the homeroom teacher who kicked Ryoko down that trap door and set her up with that power suit.

The anti-anarchy themes are cute. Haha, I guess Mako's little brother has good reason for ditching school if the student council is that bad. What a terrific institution for learning! Interested to see how Satsuki's character gets developed and the story behind the scissor. I'm kind of taking the whole power suit thing to be "typical anime", but the fact that Ryoko's suit demanded blood is interesting... and there was that little red thread that went into the suit after defeating the boxer, so maybe something cool and amazing will happen with that which goes beyond "typical anime"? o.O I'm pretty excited regardless!

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Attack on Titan Discussion

That miner story does suggest something similar to my original theory: That maybe the walls are a huge ruse to control the population, fit with class distinctions and such. That the Titans are some sort of other group of humans that broke off from those who wanted to set up the walls, and had disagreements about what to do with Titan power. In any case the miner story just further obscures the origins of the walls.

On another note I laughed when Annie was found out and she went "crazy anime girl". I find myself again wishing that the story was "deeper", but can't complain and I guess I'll see...

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » WATAMOTE Discussion

@takashichea: Alright if you really want to. I might end up adding to or editing the summaries that you do, because I'm enjoying this series so much, but do go ahead. :)

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » WATAMOTE Discussion

@takashichea: Ah cool! Don't worry I'm just taking my time with this series. I will let you know if I need any help.

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Bug Reporting » Search Bar is broken

yeah I had same problem with Murasaki Sansei two days ago. It works now after I added some text to the main body. Before I just added the character's gender and it works. Oh well, just another glitch we have to get used to I guess?

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Attack on Titan Discussion

Let me guess... the female Titan is somebody's mom? I'm indifferent about spoilers, it just changes the experience, but not necessarily in a better or worse way.

On the bright side, I really loved the animation this episode. There were minor lip sync issues with the dudes talking while riding horses, but overall really excellent work with the action and female Titan running etc.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Attack on Titan Discussion

I'm hoping that female titan can get something rolling the next episode. Everything is in place, all the main characters have finally joined the Survey Corps, everyone is on their horses ready to mosey, and there is possibly something fishy with Commander Irvin's motives.

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#Anime Vice Discussion Threads » Attack on Titan Discussion

So I just watched episode 14. That was pretty great. I like the new OP and ED. I think the ending definitely fits A LOT better with the tone of the show than the 1st ED. I wonder how much of their animation budget they spent on the OP this time xD, haha not that I'm complaining.

Oh boy just when I thought "Attack on Court Drama", Levi comes in and treats Eren like shit. So THIS is what military trials are like! *rolls eyes* Also, I can't tell if Levi just did that as part of the plan, or if he actually enjoyed it. In any case, I'm finding the Survey Corps dudes much more interesting/problematic as characters than any of the other soldiers we've been introduced to so far. It's hard to say whether any of them actually respect Eren, or they're just using him for his abilities. Kind of like real life... most people don't care about your feelings, just what you can do for them.

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Delete/Combine Pages » Duplicate Wiki Article Thread

@AURON570 said:

Keep: Nanba Mutta

Delete: Mutta Hibito

I accidentally screwed us his name..

Is this thread even checked regularly? I posted this a year ago and it is still not fixed. Not a big deal, but I'm just curious.

Edited by Takashichea

Deleted before I got here.

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