Matte (Level 4)

For FF8 fans, an interesting theory on the game's story http://squallsdead.com/
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Off-Topic » AC Transic bus fight, your opinion

I think the whole thing is hilarious.  Whatever about the race, but I would probably not mess with a guy that's wearing a "I am a Motherf***er" t-shirt.  I think I've seen a vid of that same old guy get tazered at a football game before.  I'll see if I can dig up that vid.
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Off-Topic » Random Facts

boiled, my first time.  at first it was eh...but then i liked it
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Off-Topic » Random Facts

I had chicken feet yesterday
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Off-Topic » This or that game

I like both.  Cats can clean themselves somewhat, but I'll have to go with DOG
 
Siberian Husky or Chihuahua?
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General Discussion » Looking For Some Short Anime Series

@JJOR64 said:
" It does have kids, but FLCL is a fantastic show and its only 6 episodes long. "
Agreed, and 6 eps is like 2 hours real time, right?
 
Also putting in Baccano! (13 eps) or if you'd like to try some movies Kara no Kyoukai
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Battles » final fantasy universe vs World of Warcraft universe

@ReiKai: That is some crazy WoW lore knowledge *salute*  Although I'm an FF fan I've always found Thrall and his back story GAR.  Yea, I'm pretty sure I'd follow him into hell
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General Discussion » do unlikable main characters ruin anime for you?

Yes, had a rough time getting through Ga-rei Zero because of Kagura
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General Discussion » Is it too late to start one piece and bleach.

I started off watching 2 years ago and stopped a little after eps 300-something right after the Enies Arc.  Gonna plan on watching a marathon run soon, and it will be glorious.  The numbers are a bit intimidating, but once you get hooked it's like crack!  Good CRACK!
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Off-Topic » What's Going Through you Mind Right Now?

@wwfunderaker: YES GO WATCH IT, shoo shoo
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Off-Topic » what do you do IRL?

@Dream: I will most likely be using those vests in the near future for my safety!  That was a bit of profession association heh...maybe a new forum game
 
Currently waiting and part timing at a liquor store till I go off to the Army later this year.
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General Discussion » Zombie anime/manga

@cfatalis: that's good to know, just weird that there was only a dozen chapters or so and then on pause for so long.
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General Discussion » Zombie anime/manga

@John_Martone said:
" @Oneesama said:
" High School of the Dead is another fun series... THOUGH THEY NEVER UPDATE IT "
Seconded. I only read the first volume or two though. 
 
@Son_of_Manus:  How did that age? I really enjoyed the first volume, but never got around to purchasing more. "
I think the author of HotD was still on hiatus, but that was back in early 2009.  Maybe it's been dropped? 
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Off-Topic » What Are Most Of The People Here On The Forums?!

Asian and sexy
 
@Sokutenkyoshi said:
"

@Rose! omg LATIN! =p I wanna learn latin!
seems like everyone here likes to "ADD* other things to there race ahahah :D guess we all wanna b multicultural? or a buncha race at a time =p btw i forgot to say it myself but i am asian

"

Does this mean your Asian as well?
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Japan » Sorta Book Review: Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein

@Addfwyn: It's more of a memoir rather than a documentary or ehtnologue.
 
He does focus on host clubs for a chapter, mainly to tell the his involvement with the Lucie Blackman story, but it's not heavily focused on in general.  His main focus, which is more prominent in the later chapters, are about the Yakuza and the story he uncovers which threatens his life.  There's also his stories of homicides, suicides, robberies, etc.  If that was holding you back, I'd suggest you try it.  To be honest, it felt more like reading an adventure in some parts, probably because I don't know enough about the culture.
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General Discussion » lets play bang, kill, marry

So I'm kind of lost on what the choices for girls are so I'll just put them out there
 
kill Saber, marry Rider, bang Boa
or
kill Hinata, marry Horo, and bang Yoko
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General Discussion » lets play bang, kill, marry

Where are the choices for girls!  Be fair king_m
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Japan » Sorta Book Review: Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein

My writing is atrocious, you are forewarned.  And if this needs to be moved, by all means do.
 He kinda looks like a Jewish CoCo.  Maybe...
 He kinda looks like a Jewish CoCo.  Maybe...

 
Tokyo Vice is an interesting and insightful read into Japan's subculture of drugs, prostitution, and the yakuza.  Written by Jake Adelstein, a Jewish-American citizen who was hired by the Yomiuri Shimbun (the biggest newspaper in Japan) and who worked for them for more than a decade.  Adelstein takes us into his police beat covering dog breeding serial killers, Japan's sex industry, and yakuza crime bosses.
 
Between the main story of how he became a journalist in Japan and being threatened by a yakuza crime boss, there's plenty of looks into Japan's society.  I found the particular bits of hostess and host clubs interesting, as that seems to be going on more and more in America as well, not clubs, but the services.  Mainly host/hostess clubs sell services that equate to giving affection and intimacy, or GFE, the girlfriend experience.  Customers who frequent such places are usually looking to stave off loneliness, or to find someone who will listen.  You might say hosts are part friend, therapist, psychologist while looking good and lavishing attention on you.  But it's an unstated fact that when your money runs out, so does the service.
 
Insights like that were where I had the most fun.  Adelstein, being a journalist gives us a look into places of Japan we normally could not see.  His workings with the police and yakuza were also very informative and had me feeling very lucky at times to be living in America.  If your a bit of a Japonophile, or you like learning about the underbellies of some cultures this will be a great read for you.
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Off-Topic » Random Facts

@Lady_Nightmare:  Yea, I posted a NSFW tag (>_<)
 
wish I had the money for better kitchen equipment/utensils!
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Off-Topic » Random Facts

Lady_Nightmare needs a little Sweet Disposition
 
No, seriously I don't know you, just wanted to get this song out there cause it's on my mind.
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