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I have no idea what's going on here. XD

I think Head-Fi has moar ads now. I get pop-up ads every now and then in mobile Safari (meaning an ad opens in a new tab).

That is the whole point of this thread!

Adblock, ho!

 


And now a sonic hug!


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Hmm... that one is hard...... I haven't seen much great anime, just decent ones.

 

1. Saya no Uta (Shaddup i don't care, it's that good imo)

2. Madoka Magica

3. Psycho Pass

4. Steins Gate

5. Black Rock Shooter

6-10. OreImo, Higurashi, Jigoku Shoujo, Clannad, Strike Witches.

 

 

I think I'm an Urobuchi/Nitroplus fan................. lol

Wait... since when was Saya no Uta an anime...? I'm confused.

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I don't keep up with this thread because the amount of people who post here and the frequency of the postings is absolutely *insane,* but chiming in to give my opinion on some new anime I've been watching anyways:

 

Space Dandy: Not really feeling this one. Granted, it's only been a few episodes, and it does have some great things going for it (the action scenes, and that sequence at the end of episode 2 with the old ramen alien), but otherwise I don't think it's particularly funny or likable--it's saving graces are its style and its high energy. I'm hoping that as it goes on my opinion will improve, or I'll adjust to it. 

 

Flowers of Evil: No idea how to even approach rating or discussing this one--it leaves me very conflicted, but in all the right ways. I haven't felt this strongly about an anime since... Paranoia Agent? Really looking forward to a re-watch or three. If nothing else, I think it's probably the most bold anime series I've seen in years, and that's really worth something. I'm going to be absolutely crushed if it doesn't get a second season, or if it doesn't get a proper English-language release. My hopes aren't high on either front, given the largely negative reaction I see this show getting among anime fans. I really think there might be room in my top 10 for this though--we'll see.

 

Attack on Titan: Yeah, I'm just now getting around to watching it... and I have to say, I don't know if I'm going to be able to finish it or not. And I wish I could say that it was because the Titans terrify me too much (they do), but my reasons have more to do with the show's pacing, frequent lack of animation, annoying characters, and the direction's complete lack of subtlety or finesse. In many ways it reminds me of shonen 'fight' anime, which, for the record, I largely cannot stand. It's got that same awful pacing (at this point I'm honestly thinking that this could have been a thirteen-episode show, and I'm on episode ten), complete disregard for dramatic build-up (episode-long flashback right in the smack-dab of far more fascinating material? Check!), and the fact that the inherent drama simply isn't allowed to stand on its own --no, it's gotta be amped up with ridiculously over-the-top music and speed lines and yelling and tears and etc. etc. etc. It's just too much, and frequently approaches comedy. (Everything that Armin does totally saps my will to take the show seriously.) It brings back memories of Death Note (which, not coincidentally, is from the same series director): amazing premise, annoying execution. I'll try and finish it just so that I can stay in the loop, and I am genuinely hoping that it gets better, but after the last couple of episodes I really just feel like calling it quits. 

 

I also recently finished Maid Sama! and Story of  Saiunkoku, and didn't much care for either. Which is too bad in Saiunkoku's case because I think it's got a lot of potential--it was just so *boring* and predictable. I've recently re-watched Welcome to the NHK (slightly less great this time around, but still pretty damn fine), and am working my way through re-watches of Tatami Galaxy (amazing) and Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine, which is at least top 20 material. 

 

Doubt I'll be trying to keep up with this thread, so if you wanna talk anime with me shoot me a PM. ^^

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I was wondering why TeX for Mac downloaded so fast.
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Attack on Titan: Yeah, I'm just now getting around to watching it... and I have to say, I don't know if I'm going to be able to finish it or not. And I wish I could say that it was because the Titans terrify me too much (they do), but my reasons have more to do with the show's pacing, frequent lack of animation, annoying characters, and the direction's complete lack of subtlety or finesse. In many ways it reminds me of shonen 'fight' anime, which, for the record, I largely cannot stand. It's got that same awful pacing (at this point I'm honestly thinking that this could have been a thirteen-episode show, and I'm on episode ten), complete disregard for dramatic build-up (episode-long flashback right in the smack-dab of far more fascinating material? Check!), and the fact that the inherent drama simply isn't allowed to stand on its own --no, it's gotta be amped up with ridiculously over-the-top music and speed lines and yelling and tears and etc. etc. etc. It's just too much, and frequently approaches comedy. (Everything that Armin does totally saps my will to take the show seriously.) It brings back memories of Death Note (which, not coincidentally, is from the same series director): amazing premise, annoying execution. I'll try and finish it just so that I can stay in the loop, and I am genuinely hoping that it gets better, but after the last couple of episodes I really just feel like calling it quits. 

Exactly how I feel about this anime. Could not have phrased it better.

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Doubt I'll be trying to keep up with this thread

To be fair, it's not like most of the people here do it anyway, just skip what was written before they come, lol (or at least I think there are quite many people like that here).



By the way, remember Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax? The waifu/husbando fighter? Quite a few palette swaps (don't remember if these are all currently available characters) have been shown. Some of are pretty clever. Also there's a Sonic stage teased (in addition to the Valkyria Chronicles one).
Also, a few new support characters have been added:
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Joining the support roster are Holo from Spice and Wolf, Boogiepop from Boogiepop Phantom, and Sadao Mao from The Devil Is a Part-Timer!.
http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/28/dengeki-bunko-fighting-climax-features-sonic-stage/

Also, I think Akira from Virtua Fighter has been (semi-?) confirmed as a boss in the game.
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By the way, remember Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax? The waifu/husbando fighter? Quite a few palette swaps (don't remember if these are all currently available characters) have been shown. Some of are pretty clever. Also there's a Sonic stage teased (in addition to the Valkyria Chronicles one).
Also, a few new support characters have been added:

http://www.siliconera.com/2013/12/28/dengeki-bunko-fighting-climax-features-sonic-stage/

Also, I think Akira from Virtua Fighter has been (semi-?) confirmed as a boss in the game.

I really hope this game will find its way to Non-Japan somehow.....

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To be fair, it's not like most of the people here do it anyway, just skip what was written before they come, lol (or at least I think there are quite many people like that here).
 

I skipped the first 6000-ish pages!

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I really hope this game will find its way to Non-Japan somehow.....

So far we don't know even what it's gonna be on. Currently announced for arcade and some unspecified console release.
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I skipped the first 6000-ish pages!

No shame in this!

 

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So far we don't know even what it's gonna be on. Currently announced for arcade and some unspecified console release.

Unspecified console is better than no console at all.

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Think the computer that I've been using has a HD problem. lel.

 

Next season looks so gewd. Much LN. Such wow. Great to know I can just skip over pp season 2. 

 

Elfen Lied v2 also is coming :D

 

Monogatari movie. Awe yeahhh

 

Unicorn 7. Oh yes.

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Think the computer that I've been using has a HD problem. lel.

 

Next season looks so gewd. Much LN. Such wow. Great to know I can just skip over pp season 2. 

 

Elfen Lied v2 also is coming :D

 

Monogatari movie. Awe yeahhh

 

Unicorn 7. Oh yes.

:o
Where did you get these infos from?!

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:o
Where did you get these infos from?!

http://www.animeph.com/spring-2014-new-anime-season-preview-list

 

lo and behold. So many LN's. Yeahhhh.

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Also forgot I can skip Swimming Arse Obesity season 2

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A minority? A lot of Eastern Russian and Chinese actions actually cater to the majority. 

 

Opression is such an old word. Let's call it.... security. Countries love using terrorism and security today.

 

If and when that happens, it just happens. Guess what? Despite what Western Media says in convicing the dumb people of every country, the diplomacy of every country is smart enough to know what is going on.

 

If an oppreseed group riots. So be it. Police are brought in. If and when (and will) turn violent, mass action is utilized. If the country has enough military and police strength AND has enough diplomatic pull. Nothing will happen. Western or Eastern media will condem it, and the governments of other countries will make announcements. But when the days over. Guess what? You know whats better for most governmetns in the world? Yeah, a stable government that they can trade and do stuff with.+

 




Yes a minority, I was speaking in the chain re: TYG mentioning Putin's stance on homosexuality and your talking about demo X and demo Y.

Of course you cater to the majority. Oppression and security are not the same thing. A stable govt is nice and all, but if the people in the streets are at each others throats, it won't last.

Your last rhetorical(?) questions.... are you serious or being sarcastic? I can't tell. If you are trying to poke fun at how meddling in other country's affairs is counter productive, that's a fair argument to be had. I also understand that the U.S. (and maybe most of the EU now) have long had a drive towards world homogenization. It's a lot easier to deal with other countries when they act just like you. For instance, you would probably rather rent out a room in your house to your bff that has many of the same ideals as you, rather that that crazy 3rd uncle that likes to tie up and beat his dogs in the back yard.

Sometimes in politics, some decisions are better to make even if only a minority support it. A leader needs to make decisions that also affect the political sphere around them and in creating good relations with countries.

 

Oppression and security obviously by definition aren't the same thing. It was a remark to how one would phrase an 'official' comment on shutting down protests. Governments of today operate under such ideas. 

 

I'm not being sarcastic. Look at times of when the west went into countries that had riots. Those countries had little political pull. I'm mearley stating observations of what happens when people protest. 

 

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Does your "3rd party view" also include ethics, bowei?
I have the faint suspicion that they don't play a real role in your equations.

 

I don't bring morality or ethics into my statements often. Every now and then, one of humanity and the worth of human life falls in, but for the most part, its not in there.

 

But for the most part, my 3rd party view utilizes a type of ethics that John Rawls wished for. Because having no morality is at the same time not good. As then, you wouldn't be analyzing things. A 3rd party person without any personal beliefs is boring. They would just think everything was interesting and nothing mattered. I do believe that to a sense, but my earthly emotions and morals will and do play into my 3rd party self. In the sense that I strive to be more of a historian than a watcher.

 

John Rawls theory of justice's main point that I like was the VEIL OF IGNORANCE. Before I go into what it is with a short summary, do note that it is of course very impossible to do 24/7, and he recognizes this, but he mearley proposes it as one of the most objective ways to work stuff out.

 

But basically, the Veil of Ignorance is where the views, and analysis of a person that they are making should be handled in a state in where you know NOTHING about yourself. You don't know what gender, race, nationality, sex etc etc about yourself. You are then given the question or situation that has been proposed. And you must make an opinion or answer to it. You don't know what gender or race or nationality you are, so in this state. Your vote, and opinion will be very thoughtful. You have to consider the pro's and real con's of each question. And this basically will help against bias, and promote a better world. Example would be woman suffrage(voting) in the 20's to 40's and later in the USA. You put a politician into the state of ignorance. They don't know who they are anymore or anything about their personal identity. They don't know if they are male or female, and so their opinion will be a 'real' one in where they must weigh the pro's and con's of passing the right for women to vote based off a 'real' truth that they believe in. Rawls believed that people should think of situations like this when possible. This is a bit faulty in the real world appliance as many can tell.

 

that is the type of ethics I try to use in my 3rd party view. In where I attempt to blind myself of my identity and place and focus on stuff that is righteous to a country or world. 

 

 

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Lmao, second quarter and you still don't even have a bowl? How many times do you cook your own meals mang?

 

 

Probably a few times a week. Not really cook, but more like sandwhiches, hot dogs etc. 

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