Whiskeyjack (Level 19)

"I'd like to supersize a death with a Coke" - Matthew Good, 21st Century Living. I still love that line.
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General Discussion » the Case for Anime.

 

But there are tons of Anime and 99% of them are unique and extremely original stories with original ideas and plots.

   
Since the anime market started to crumble and turn in on itself, the shows overall (there are always exception of course) have become more derivative and more stale than ever. The pandering towards the otaku crowd has only increased, as anime developers continue to milk the same fetishes over and over again. This isn't to say that any other medium is less guilty of the similar things, look at how much American television loves their procedurals, but to suggest that the fall anime 2010 season isn't full of by-the-numbers shows  is also foolish.
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Amagami SS » so how will this anime work?

@sickVisionz said:
"With Haruka, it seemed like he felt honored to be with her.  Like she was the unobtainable prize that he somehow got. 
Well, Haruka is an idol at the school, and a senpai. Those two things would factor strongly into that relationship, especially at the beginning of things. Of the remaining 5 girls, Tsukasa is his class' president, Kaoru's in his class and clearly already a good friend, Rihoko also is established as being on friendly terms for a while, Ai came off rather coolly towards Junichi in the only real scene she's had with him, but given the context it makes sense, and Sae is a timid kohai. So I think we've got a range to go with. But that's to be expected with something based on a visual novel. As funny as it would be, I don't think we'll see and BAD END in the anime, unless they release them as a sort of omake on the DVDs.
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Amagami SS » so how will this anime work?

As I understand it the show is going to be split into essentially mini-arcs, and each arc will focus on a different alternate universe where Junichi hooks up with another girl. With six girls (not counting his sister), and 24 episodes, that gives us 4 episodes for the couple to go from meeting, to warming up to each other, and ending with a Christmas date. I'm interested to see what they do with later arcs since after a few of them we'll have a much better sense of some of the characters, whereas with Haruka's arc the viewer is being introduced to them all for the first time.
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Off-Topic » Type your name into Google Images and post the 1st pic

pah, real name. no fun there. punching in forum names on the other hand..
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A Certain Scientific Railgun » Railgun's place in the timeline relative to Index

So I've recently wrapped up watching A Certain Scientific Railgun and A Certain Magical Index, and it got me to wondering, when exactly does Railgun take place relative to the various events in Index?
 
I did find it strange that both series had a  similar plot arc (to make a level 6) and both were connected to Misaka strongly, in Index very strongly linked to her history, and in Railgun by the associations she gains throughout the series. Yet none of the characters make any sort of acknowledgment in either series about having seen the wacky scheme before.
 
The other odd point would be the relationship between Misaka and Touma. From the progress, of sorts, that was made near the end of the series with the Aztec magician, Misaka's attitude in Railgun would make sense taking place some time before then. But if that's the case, does Railgun exist in that little window after Accelerator and before those events? Because we see no sign of the clones (as far as I can remember) in Railgun.
 
Or is this all just based off of a series of silly light novels/manga and I'm trying to apply to much wacky real-world logic to something that oughtn't.  In the relationship question I suppose you can chalk it all up to silly anime romances where unless the author wants it to happen, no progress occurs.
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Quests » Stuck in 1984?

@Nerxual_Oh: 1984 - Big Brother is Watching.
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Quests » New Quest Set: "Gotta Quest 'Em All"

Even though all the characters in Ye Be Judged are said to have been given pokedex's, not all of them are associated with that item in AV. If you've gotten that far into the Ye Be Judged, you should see the pattern to look for in who's left. (Assuming you got stuck on similar ones that I did).
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Bug Reporting » Default Image changing in an Anime Series

Browser: Firefox 3
OS: Windows 7 64
Page: Various, and explained below, but one would be here
 
Originally posted this in the incorrect forum yesterday, somehow had a blind spot on my screen and didn't see the Bug Reporting Forum, sorry. This problem has come to my attention with the beginning of the Summer 2010 anime season and a few of the shows that I'm trying to help add and keep up to date. When I've added a new episode to an existing series and supplied an image for the episode in the "Add an Episode" window on the Episodes page of a given series.. the default image for the entire series is set to the episode's default image. This doesn't seem to be a feature that's working as intended. I've been re-setting the default images on the series I've been poking at, but you can see the problem in other series like One Piece, Strike Witches Second Stage, K-On!! etc. The problem is very visible on the " New Anime" page where there are two images for every episode entry, one of the series, and one of the episode.. and in many cases it's the same image. 

On a similar note I've been going through A Certain Magical Index and trying to fill in the gaps in the cast and adding at least a default image to every episode, and intermittently (or maybe every time, I haven't always checked), the default image is re-set to an image associated with Episode 24, and I know before I started this line of editing, it wasn't set to that. 
 
*edit - fixed links that didn't carry over when I copy-pasted from the previous forum post.
 
*edit the 2nd - huh. Well this issue has been mentioned before in the Wiki Main Image Rule post by sickVisionz., with acknowledgment from Ethan about fixing this.. a month ago. Oh well.
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Editing & Tools » Default Image changing in Anime Series

*snip* I'm a dolt and posted this in the wrong forum.
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Just Anime » Angel Beats Confused Me. (Spoilers)

I would imagine time doesn't quite operate in the same linear fashion in the afterlife as it does in the real world. It's a bit simple of an answer, and maybe a cop-out, but still seems a reasonable assumption. When the activities in the real world do come up, we really don't have any context for when they occurred  relative to each other, though they do appear to be taking place in the same general time period based on what we see in the setting.
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Post by Whiskeyjack (111 posts) See mini bio Level 19

Delete/Combine Pages » Please combine Ookami-San pages

I looked before I created.. but wasn't taking into account that if there was an already existing entry, it'd be using the alternative, accent-free romaji of the name.
I created this page Ōkami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
Turns out though Ookami to Shichinin no Nakamatachi   already existed and is linked in to a few entries.. however it is lacking anything other than a single promo picture, whereas I've started filling out the cast and related items. 
 
*edit - eh. I'm just going to copy-pasta over the relevant details onto the older entry, then please delete mine. 
*edit the second - all done. Please nuke my page. Thanks.
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Editing & Tools » Request a name/alias change here

Neko-Neko Knuckels
... I can't spell tonight -_-
Should be "Neko-Neko Knuckles".
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Quests » Hints - Star of the Show

I'm stumped with Excorcise #s 5, 7 and 8. One of those should be easy since I found the other half of a pairing, but it's not a show I watch and wikis and going through character lists brute-force style haven't turned up anything.
Look Who's Talking #2 also. Sometimes these quests are so frustrating because you think of so many good answers that aren't the ones that were settled on. On the other hand, it makes me work to remember series. Also prompted some editing when my searches for Cyborgs didn't turn up some characters I was expecting.
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Quests » Hints - Star of the Show

@Chroma said:

" Ugh, I've got a few of them but yeah, this set has stumped me a little..  Also, I followed the "caped crusader" hint but when I went to this characters page nothing happened. Am I missing something? "

It's not Batman :)
But like Batman, the guy does have an alter-ego. Both have their own pages.
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Delete/Combine Pages » Report plagiarism here

Eden of the East description/summary is identical to the first paragraph on Wikipedia here.
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Off-Topic » [Not-Really-A-Battle] All Comers vs This Puppy!

I don't even know what this is but it sure is fuzzy.
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General Discussion » The Questions Thread

Over time more Japanese terminology has slipped into the official western translations, though it will vary from series to series. A good example of this is honorifics. If this trend continues to grow, will we one day not have Naruto saying "Believe it!" ? Please?
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Just Manga » prices

*gets comfy in his old man rocking chair*
Back in my day Ranma trades were $25CDN+
Everything's super cheap now as far as I'm concerned! :)
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