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I read the wiki after Panda brought it up yesterday, pretty amazing what the community did for the guy(if it's a true story that is) I think I'll go rewatch it when this season's animes end.

 

It wouldn't at the least surprise if it is true. Most of the time I spend in Japan I have similar tales of general weirdness that could only happen in Japan.

 

Example, I popped on a Facebook page dedicated to Tama-chan, the Station Master cat for an article I was writing for the Washington Post, odd news column. I got in a side conversation with another used for a couple of weeks. All I knew about her was she was from the UK, loved cats, and hoped to someday see Tama-chan. At that time, I had plans on going back to Japan for work anytime in the foreseeable future.

 

Time went on, and I totally forgot about the FB page as, well there was no more conversation to be held. Didn't even know the woman's name. A year later, I ended up in Osaka for business, and while there, a friend of mine called me and invited me to her farm about an hour from where Tama-chan lived in a city outside of Wakayama.

 

After visiting my friend's family farm, I hopped a train for Kishi to see the Stationmaster Cat. At that time the station was torn down for renovation and the caretakers for the cat stated the cat was in their private home and to come back a few hours later. So, as a train buff, I hopped a local train and randomly got off up the line to take pictures. Hopped back on the Strawberry Densha, which was totally empty, except for two gaijin at the front of the train.

 

This in its own was really odd, seeing two foreigners on a remote railway line a hundred miles from Osaka, in the middle of the Wakayama countryside. So, they spotted the only other white guy to been seen in days and started chatting. They were heading to Kishi to see Tama-chan. Turns out they were from the UK.

 

Long story short, the husband went on to say his wife drags him all over the planet to see famous cats. Ends up the woman who was on this train, was the very same woman I had talked too over a year prior on the FB page.

 

Most every experience I have ever had in Japan has fallen along those lines; something that I can not say about any other country I have had to travel to. 

 

So, going back to the original quote, I can completely and totally see, the tale of Densha Otoko being spot on real.

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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

"Steam" sale


Zero no Tsukaima F saw a noticeable increase in animation quality than previous seasons.


Someone brought in a working 3DS (broken top screen) for recycling. 

Hmm, shoud I fix it, then sell it, or keep it for Phoenix Wright: Dual Destinies and Fire Emblem: Awakening?


Chinese people, after celebrating the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival (Click to show)

Workers attempt to clean up the world’s dirtiest beach.

Shockingly filthy: What happened to this beach?

Making the most of an ugly situation.

Just close your eyes and pretend you’re on a tropical secluded island.

Japanese people, after witnessing their team's loss at the World Cup (Click to show)

Class! Japan fans clear up litter after Ivory Coast defeat

Japan fans at the Arena Pernambuco (Picture: Twitter)

Japan fans stayed behind after the 2-1 loss (Picture: Twitter)

It's a culture thing.

 

Not fully, culture is not the same as modern societal teachings and functions.

 

There are massive problems with comparasons like this when done on a 'historian view' way. Most of which mainly considers the industrialization and modernization of the two country's, the effect of how the West and USA made a lasting impact on country's today, what it even truly means to be a modern nation, and if the outlook of a modern nation is truly the only just outcome, and the idea of what is truly right and just.

 

 

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Originally Posted by brassmonkey View Post
 

 

It wouldn't at the least surprise if it is true. Most of the time I spend in Japan I have similar tales of general weirdness that could only happen in Japan.

 

Example, I popped on a Facebook page dedicated to Tama-chan, the Station Master cat for an article I was writing for the Washington Post, odd news column. I got in a side conversation with another used for a couple of weeks. All I knew about her was she was from the UK, loved cats, and hoped to someday see Tama-chan. At that time, I had plans on going back to Japan for work anytime in the foreseeable future.

 

Time went on, and I totally forgot about the FB page as, well there was no more conversation to be held. Didn't even know the woman's name. A year later, I ended up in Osaka for business, and while there, a friend of mine called me and invited me to her farm about an hour from where Tama-chan lived in a city outside of Wakayama.

 

After visiting my friend's family farm, I hopped a train for Kishi to see the Stationmaster Cat. At that time the station was torn down for renovation and the caretakers for the cat stated the cat was in their private home and to come back a few hours later. So, as a train buff, I hopped a local train and randomly got off up the line to take pictures. Hopped back on the Strawberry Densha, which was totally empty, except for two gaijin at the front of the train.

 

This in its own was really odd, seeing two foreigners on a remote railway line a hundred miles from Osaka, in the middle of the Wakayama countryside. So, they spotted the only other white guy to been seen in days and started chatting. They were heading to Kishi to see Tama-chan. Turns out they were from the UK.

 

Long story short, the husband went on to say his wife drags him all over the planet to see famous cats. Ends up the woman who was on this train, was the very same woman I had talked too over a year prior on the FB page.

 

Most every experience I have ever had in Japan has fallen along those lines; something that I can not say about any other country I have had to travel to. 

 

So, going back to the original quote, I can completely and totally see, the tale of Densha Otoko being spot on real.

Welcome to the thread, no need to always catch up, just post.

 

I remember reading about Tama chan lol

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Originally Posted by bowei006 View Post

 

Not fully, culture is not the same as modern societal teachings and functions.

 

There are massive problems with comparasons like this when done on a 'historian view' way. Most of which mainly considers the industrialization and modernization of the two country's, the effect of how the West and USA made a lasting impact on country's today, what it even truly means to be a modern nation, and if the outlook of a modern nation is truly the only just outcome, and the idea of what is truly right and just.

OK then

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Originally Posted by vantt1 View Post
 

OK then

Kinda like 'news' and history. 

 

Not many 'cultures' have a show of cleaning up schiit you throw.(Mainly because it is so new and something dealing with massive industralization and excess goods and a target towards mass quantity than repairability and quality). Most do include stuff about cleaning up after yourself, taking care of the 'place' etc, but as any person who has done reading on this stuff knows. If it isn't specific enough in a culture or context, then you can't generalize it to other things. The idea of enviromentalism in specific parts and sometimes wholes are often times modernly confused and attempted to be connected to past ideas based off the initial thought that a general cultural claim from then impacts current decisions. 

 

An example would be that past historic examples of isolating members of society does not mean direct evidence towards a modern claim of how ADHD, Autism and other 'disorders or dieseaaases' affect society's view and action towards them. Each era has its own set of themes that it has used and while the pasts 'general' idea of what is done can be used as general evidence, you can't claim it fully.

 

See how convulting all this stuff is? Yeah, it is. There is a reason why you rarely hear any things from the real scientistcs, historians, enviromentalists. It is always the loud-mouthed few of the group that can speak 'media' terms that get quoted and in books. 

 

It's just how the world is. 


Edited by bowei006 - 6/15/14 at 7:04pm
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Well yeah, the Dragon Boat Race originated in Southern China and it's very significant to those peoples. The race usually, or used to, involve representatives from various villages and they had a whole ritual for warding off evil spirits.

I wrote a 5-page paper about it. XD


Oh wow I totally misread the post. Lol
So much for that. XD
Edited by miceblue - 6/15/14 at 7:12pm
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Well yeah, the Dragon Boat Race originated in Southern China and it's very significant to those peoples. The race usually, or used to, involve representatives from various villages and they had a whole ritual for warding off evil spirits.

I wrote a 5-page paper about it. XD


Oh wow I totally misread the post. Lol
So much for that. XD

It's ok

 

But to be a bit more fair, festivals like that on the beach are gonna end up like that for the most part, even here in America. I live by the sea, and have for a large part of my life in America. During festivities for some reason, the beachs get packed and it looks similar to that picture after, especially if there are lots of street vendors close by, is a decent city nearby, and has fireworks at night to keep the 'party' going. 

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Just finished Hyouka, it was quite a nice ride. Overall something I would have definately liked seeing weekly just because. Nothing overly amazing, but it did it's job and purpose amazingly well

 

Hyouka is one of the best AAA anime I've seen that used an extreme amount of human aspects. What I mean by this is that it uses a lot of body language, situation, general situation, and subtleties to tell its main objective, and it does it fantastic. It alludes the viewer into asking themselves personal questions that it then gives an extra 'hint' to to let them know if they are right or not.

 

All in all, Hyouka deals a lot with its name, and character development on a surreal-realistic scale and is one of the best I've seen at it. Nothing in the series is really at the forefront, not the mystery's, not the school life, and not even the characters. They are all more or less equally blended together into our four chracters first year of high school. It doesn't start at the beginning, nor does it end at any first year graduation, it drops you in, and gives you a taste of it.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The name of the anime deals a lot with the series. Hyouka, which means ice cream, that the series made into a pun of 'I scream'. A facet of truth in where reality is much different from boyhood dreams, and that if you don't keep up with the world and get strong enough, you will get eaten alive.

This was a major background to the series. The series after all, was on character development admist their first year of high school solving mystery's. Something that was amazing that I noted was that the worries, fears, of the characters were pretty well done out. Most anime give you characters that don't have much worry for the real world, but in Hyouka, there is often talk about expectations, being able to 'provide' a return for someones feelings, and taking care of ones family. Chitanda, despite how silly and generic she is. Has deep worries on what she needs to do in the future, and how she is slowly getting stronger to meet the force of society. 

Chitanda and Oreki are like a Romeo and Juliet story in the pun of 'I scream' and getting stronger. It's so admirable and so ill fitting that the last episode was used to illustrate it. Oreki, a sloth that focues on doing nothing at all and Chitanda, who pulls him out of his shell EVERY TIME, to do something Yet despite this, there are often large overarching themes of familial differenceis, scandals, that the series arise, and the laste episode, we see Oreki holding the umbrella for a girl he thought unattainable, and the feelings that pound through his head.

Great stuff realy

 

All in all, while the series doesn't amount much in itself, it offers one of anime's best modern experiences in 'growing up'.

 

Imperial Scale for Hyouka gets a 7/10. Panda liked it. 

 

If only Tenmon(main composer of all of Makoto Shinkai's films) was able to score some key scenes, this anime would be over the top amaze balls. 

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What the bloody heck happened to the animation quality in "Blade and Soul 11", this was one of the best looking animes of the season and suddenly, random schiit-tier MS Paint characters....

Read back a page or so, verdict on the Hugo? Good, details are definitely better than the Geek, but not by much, soundstage, about the same, Hugo might edge ahead in overall layering though ,it's not worth $2000 to me, at least. Not impressed.
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post

What the bloody heck happened to the animation quality in "Blade and Soul 11", this was one of the best looking animes of the season and suddenly, random schiit-tier MS Paint characters....

Read back a page or so, verdict on the Hugo? Good, details are definitely better than the Geek, but not by much, soundstage, about the same, Hugo might edge ahead in overall layering though ,it's not worth $2000 to me, at least. Not impressed.

Good stuff. Which phones did you try out of it though?
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Originally Posted by Exesteils View Post

What the bloody heck happened to the animation quality in "Blade and Soul 11", this was one of the best looking animes of the season and suddenly, random schiit-tier MS Paint characters....

Read back a page or so, verdict on the Hugo? Good, details are definitely better than the Geek, but not by much, soundstage, about the same, Hugo might edge ahead in overall layering though ,it's not worth $2000 to me, at least. Not impressed.
My Geek Out should be fulfilled by mid next week. I'm looking forward to hearing it!
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Good stuff. Which phones did you try out of it though?

K812, SRH1540, LCD-X, 2(pre-fazor), 3, Dita Truth, FX850, Roxanne Universals, HD800, T1 and TH900.... Among others. It was a local owner's unit, so quite a lot of Flagship owners wanted to hear it. biggrin.gif Only 2 guys there actually bothered to A/B it with the Geek, and both agreed it's really close. I think we have a few converts to the Geek Force.
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Ah nice. Lookin forward to getting the HUGO. I've been especially curious of how it'll handle full sized cans since I've never actually owned an IEM that I felt "scaled" appreciably with better gear. Nice to hear that the GEEK is close, that saves me a lot of money in the long run
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K812, SRH1540, LCD-X, 2(pre-fazor), 3, Dita Truth, FX850, Roxanne Universals, HD800, T1 and TH900.... Among others. It was a local owner's unit, so quite a lot of Flagship owners wanted to hear it. biggrin.gif Only 2 guys there actually bothered to A/B it with the Geek, and both agreed it's really close. I think we have a few converts to the Geek Force.

 

k812 and dita truth impression plx :biggrin:

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k812 and dita truth impression plx biggrin.gif

Hmm, K812 was... Underwhelming, huge soundstage as with most AKG flagships, bass was good, but LCD2/X good, but well done, I enjoyed the TDK OST very much on them, but treble sounded harsh to my ears, vocals become really stiff after a certain threshold and even trumpets and high-hats sound really sibilant if the source is even slightly off, bear in mind I was using Geek/Hugo ran out of a DX90 and AK240 Gold, components in the line isn't a problem. I'd take the LCDs or Fostex anyday.


Truths.... Such detail, they don't let anything slip by, if it's on the track, they will find it. I've never heard "Back in Black" or "Sultans of Swing" sounding so good, very robust midrange. Would have preferred a more emphasized Bass end, but for "reference level" bass, it does what it's supposed to do. Definitely not for anyone who likes their bass.
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Hmm, K812 was... Underwhelming, huge soundstage as with most AKG flagships, bass was good, but LCD2/X good, but well done, I enjoyed the TDK OST very much on them, but treble sounded harsh to my ears, vocals become really stiff after a certain threshold and even trumpets and high-hats sound really sibilant if the source is even slightly off, bear in mind I was using Geek/Hugo ran out of a DX90 and AK240 Gold, components in the line isn't a problem. I'd take the LCDs or Fostex anyday.


Truths.... Such detail, they don't let anything slip by, if it's on the track, they will find it. I've never heard "Back in Black" or "Sultans of Swing" sounding so good, very robust midrange. Would have preferred a more emphasized Bass end, but for "reference level" bass, it does what it's supposed to do. Definitely not for anyone who likes their bass.

 

:popcorn: still waiting to try k812 but not so keen.. glad that you like the Truth:wink:  

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