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  1. 6 points
    Hello again, my fellow anime fans and welcome to this years Spring AF art contest - A Reverse Isekai Challenge! This fun contest is all about bringing your favorite anime characters into your world, instead of you going into theirs. With this in mind, all you have to do is pick a character that you wouldn't normally see in our modern clothes or perhaps a school uniform, and draw them in one instead of their usual outfit. Lets see what we can come up with! If you'd like to participate, do so by replying to this thread with your entry no later than April 15th. This will be a community voted event. The community will vote 1 winning entry to be featured for the remainder of Spring in the art block. 2020 Spring Art Contest Participation badges will be awarded for each participant and can be showcased with the rest of your awards and trophies on your profile. Feel free to discuss this contest and your decision making process in this thread as well. Lets all have fun~
  2. 5 points
    I've got quite a few passions but my main ones at the moment are community involvement i.e. advocacy for issues like homelessness, human trafficking, child abuse, mental health awareness, etc., improving my health & getting in better shape, learning different languages, music, scary pc games, cooking, and anime.
  3. 4 points
    Yesterday, I started talking to a family member about some personal issues that were leading to a lot of stress for them. We got around to improvement suggestions and it seemed to alleviate some of their worries. Especially when it came to addressing better time management habits. Putting things aside to get more rest, balancing hobbies and pre-planning in a manner of priority. The situation got me thinking, there's a lot of people out there that can benefit from a community they visit on a regular basis. That way advice doesn't feel like a fleeting article that's been randomly stumbled upon. Here, you can always come back and communicate your experiences or progress and growth. You can share anything in your life that you're wanting to improve or are in the stages of improving. You can comment about identity, dreams, physical/mental health, employment, potential, talents/abilities, diet and exercise, personality. What works/worked for you, what doesn't. How things have improved or how they haven't. Minor stresses to problematic issues. Perhaps a bit of advice or acknowledgement from a good place/source can have a massive impact? Lately I've been stressing myself out too much. I have decided to set a timer on my cell to jolt me out of the zone when invested in specific hobbies and take a break. Maybe stretch or catch some air. At least until I get used to the idea or it becomes second nature. I'm also dividing time between hobbies and rotating them so many days out of the week. This includes aggressive workouts. The past few months I've had this rather stubborn idea to see where my physical limits are and it's finally taking a toll on my energy and muscle groups. Actually, in dealing with it, I've noticed that the more mentally stressed I am; the more I try to physically shake things off. Lastly, going to cut back on artwork for now, after a few projects that are in progress are done. I've been having terrible neck and wrist pains from the constant work and positioning.
  4. 4 points
    I was today-years-old when i found out you could make blogs on this forum. even though i don't think anybody is going to read these! but thats okay. I guess I'll start by going over the goings-ons of this past week. i was very sick this past month, i had all the textbook symptoms pf COVID-19 but can't tell you for sure because i never went to the hospital to get tested. whatever the hell it was, i can tell you id never had anything like it before, and it hurt like hell. i've had a severe case of pneumonia before, where i was coughing up blood and nearly ended up in the hospital, and this wasn't even as severe as that, but somehow worse??? it feels like, suffocating in a room full of air, like a gorillas sitting on your chest. with normal pneumonia its just, the flu, and nonstop coughing, and you're coughing up mucus and other nasties, and that also hurts like hell, but its coming up. with this you could hear it all in my chest when i breathed, but when i would cough, it was dry, and rattled my whole chest, and nothing ever came up. The crap just kept building up in my chest until i couldn't breathe, and i did all these desperate measures to try to clear my airways to try to get it out, because i knew if i didn't, id need to go to the hospital, and we cant afford a hospital bill. it was a few weeks of hell, but i think ive finally shaken it off. the cough still shows up every now and then, and the pressure in my chest is still there, but i think it just kind of really f*cked me up and ive been trying to do breathing exercises to be able to expand my lungs fully again. what i did was go through a crap ton of congestion medication and i got a medicated air humidifier kit, and those things combined helped me cough it up a little bit, but still those things barely did much at all. it was just barely enough to keep me breathing without passing out. in hindsight i probably should have gone to the hospital anyway LOL...it was really bad. but look! here i am, not dead! im sort of ok now! huzzah. my brother's starting homeschooling too, we live in the middle of nowhere in a food desert so what grocery stores we have around are always sold out out of everything, the local community is kind of relying on the farmers for eggs and meat, and we have food drives to donate canned foods for people who have nothing at all. my sisters been helping us find groceries and slipping the stuff we need past the door, out of arm's reach. meanwhile, ive been going absolutely nuts barricaded in my room! i wish i could tell you what i was doing while i was actually sick too, but i honestly don't remember. i was pretty miserable and think i just layed around a lot, like, dying and stuff. i think id occasionally log onto tumblr from my phone and gripe "uhhhhghhhghh i'm dyinngg" and logging out and disappearing for a week hahaha but currently, ive been practicing guitar a bit, someone stole some of my tabs and reposted them on songster or whatever that site is called, which im not too peachy about. (sorry i cant embed this one, but,) SO much stardew valley. so much. i binged that for a week or so, downloaded all the mods i could. i married shane, like i do every time, because idk, every time i see him at the back of that saloon looking like the pathetic POS he is, i can't help but want to help him. he reminds me a lot of myself, and idk, his arc kind of makes me hope the same thing will happen to me some day. how dumb is that! also he loves chickens and hot peppers as much as me, heheh then, when i got bored with that, i moved on to species ALRE, a game i got myself for my birthday. rip to everyone else who have birthdays during the pandemic LOL. everything physical is overpriced, like, everything, even stuff you can't think would benefit in any way by raising prices during a pandemic. but at least steam games are there for you, their price tags don't go up. BTW, species ALRE is this silly evolutionary game where you observe an environment of a specimen that will evolve naturally by survival of the fittest, the genetic mutations that benefit better in it's environment surviving over others that don't, and it ends up in some truly HORRIFIC abominations. an absolutely cursed game, i love it. now, my CURRENT obsession, is python. I built myself a bot that bullies me into doing stuff because uh, im like, severely depressed and forget to take care of myself or do things i enjoy. nobodies probably noticed, but i disappeared from here for a long time, and my bot is the one that told me to come back here for like, idk, social interaction stuff,, it also tells me to drink water, reminds me to eat, (ive packed on a few pounds from the skin and bones i was before, thats healthy, right? oof) it reminds me to play games i used to enjoy..gives me random anime and shows to watch...when nobody cares about you, build something that does, i guess. on the same sort of topic, ive built a generator thats kind of like a dungeons and dragons assistant, that makes npcs and stuff for you. that's pretty nifty! right? ive also been experimenting with making text adventure games, but i doubt id ever get invested enough to do a project that big, but it's always nice to learn how to do things just to say you could. i also, ALSO, learned how to host my own web server on my computer using python, which i explained how you can do yourself on my blog here. (just don't do that planning to do it long term, your internet provider will probably get mad. it's also not safe or secure. just like, do it to temporarily share files with friends.) if you want to host longterm without paying someone to host for you or without buying a business package from your provider, look up Beaker Browser which is another thing im a total huge nerd about. Peer2peer web hosting, whaaat! if you get into that (one of us, one of us,) you can find my own dat link here: dat://97d5c5a9b56da6273edada84d6f1c7b86d4a1b529f381bdcec8fd9c0806ef615/ (if im actually online at the time, anyways.) seriously look up beaker browser and the dat protocol, they're really cool. AND i'm also (sorry, this is the last one) starting the garden this year. It's been bigger every year, so hopefully this'll be a good one. i am worried about my health though, i'm worried i wont be able to upkeep it this year as well as i used to, but, i'm going to try i think. we've got hot peppers, we've got zucchinis, we've got tomatoes, butternut squash! i can't wait to get me some fried zucchini and pickle my own jalapenos. i love some pickled jalapenos on a cheese and egg sandwich with toasted bread. aish, i lied. i also started a sourdough starter that ive been baking with, since the stores don't usually have any yeast these days. yall should look into learning how to maintain those, it's wild yeast that you just get out of the thin air to cook with. it's like a pet! anyway that's how i'm doing...i'm sort of doing, as opposed to like, not doing, like i usually do, anime series ive been binging during all this, too: Nisekoi Itai no wa Iya nano de Bougyoryoku ni Kyokufuri Shitai to Omoimasu. happy pandemic everyone loll. see you some other time. or maybe i wont, ah oh, and if anybody has any cool names for my bot, that would be cool. i feel weird just saying "my bot" when talking about it. maybe some day ill use this feature to post about something relevant. sorry if this is all over the place, i have ADHD and have trouble trying to articulate literally any coherent thought
  5. 4 points
    Thank you to everyone for the welcome! Yes, this could provide a distraction from quarantine but I really hope to stay on here longer too! Thanks for the advice on the username change, part of me didn't think this username would be free which is why I don't know if I want to stick to it, I had the expectation of being able to make a username including this word! Maybe I'm kind of feeling it now. AND YES. Salsa dip and tortilla chips are the way to go, but I'm loving nacho cheese a lot these days. As for my favourite anime, I really can't choose! I look forward to being here and joining in the discussions!
  6. 4 points
    Seven Deadly Bins Bitch Hunter Robin
  7. 4 points
    This list is incredible. Seriously, I'm just going to follow all of your anime suggestions from now on lol!
  8. 4 points
    Pop the whole thing in my mouth Chew Swallow Repeat Favorite flavors: Double Stuf Original & Thin Lemon
  9. 3 points
    So , i came across this and I thought it would be cool , And my nickname here is scary seal even though im not at all scary I wonder what other people's nickname would be ?
  10. 3 points
    I won't beat around the bush here. We all know by now what is going on. My intent with creating this thread (I'll admit my own guilt) is to provide one main location for the COVID-19 talk. We've been bleeding it out into at least two other threads I know of (like I said I'm guilty). So feel free to post up your thoughts, gripes, observations, opinions, and any other commentary on the matter here. Keep politics off the table - as usual, the rules still apply. Another reason I decided to actually have a thread for this is I may pick out some of the commentary (especially from our North American memberbase) to include in the inevitable historical summary we are going to have to write at work. If that happens, I'll contact those individuals privately (there was going to be a contest, but I got smacked on the hand by my Chain of Command) - but the main reason remains to centralize the conversation a bit more. As always, stay safe, stay well, wash your hands, and if you're sick - stay on your own property.
  11. 3 points
    Bee flew in my house , trying to get it out
  12. 3 points
    Hello everyone. Rean Schwarzer here, huge fan of trails series for what concerns jrpgs. On the other hand my favourite anime series are mostly between psychological, mistery, philosophical and action! Well uh i mean, i do like harem stuff too, and why not, some fanservice never hurts. I am totally new here, actually, this is my first time on an anime forum. I decided to join mainly cause i could not find much people to talk about anime plots, waifus and whatnot. I am 21 y.o from USA, currently a student. My hobbies rotate between sports and programming (especially stuff that is centered about database management and web developing). Currently working on making an A.I based on gatebox project that is, ofc, an anime girl. Well, either way, nice to meet ya all! Hope i can enjoy my time with ya!
  13. 3 points
    You have to learn how to market your degrees. That's not just history or art history - it's every degree. Liberal arts in general does a poor job preparing a student for a perspective employer. Art History teaches you plenty about the craft and history, but usually does a piss-poor job of teaching you about the job field. The main reason I didn't have issues is because we had an over-active and heavily involved director that demanded all students take internships prior to graduation. It was actually a requirement. That helped immensely. My internship was with Installation Management Command (IMCOM), and then I got picked up as an actual employee by another command.
  14. 3 points
    Omg lol, then I'm Stunning Fox Upgrade My name ends in A but starts with an N
  15. 3 points
    Thought I’d make a catch-all topic where members can comment on the new season’s shows until it becomes clearer which ones spark enough interest to have their own topics. I’ll post some of my first impressions later today.
  16. 3 points
    Beautiful Marie Biscuit.
  17. 3 points
    I'm pretty passionate about art and games. Also upcoming anime(s) (Duh) But if it's about something more specific then I'd say Astronomy and Archeological stuffs. There's just always something very soothing and interesting about them. Like how big is this universe and how you don't have the knowledge of it. And curiosity will just get you hyped up. Not only that It's also very beautiful. It's something you can't find anywhere else unless you look up. As for Archeology, The secrets of this earth yet to be unsolved, Doesn't it make everything super interesting? (At least it does for me) Like how many tribes were there, What kind of Culture they had, What belief they took themselves into, What magical things that they witnessed, What sort of World was it back then. I think if there's some other thing I'm passionate about then it's Art. I like drawing. That's just pretty much it. I find it relaxing enough to put me out of stress. Even though sometimes it can be source of stress when you hit artblock. (Sorry I guess I'm a little too talktive because of the quarantine)
  18. 3 points
    Life has a funny way of catching up to you. The same people who are going to these Corona parties and on spring break trips are the same ones getting infected from the virus and these clout chasers as well are really just making themselves look like total idiots for their really beyond reckless and selfish decisions. Can't say that i feel sympathy at all towards idiots who are trying to make everyone elses lives even more miserable then it already should be.
  19. 3 points
    See , i drew something , but it looks horrible but since i used my time , imma enter it
  20. 3 points
    This VR experience of The Starry Night takes my breath away. You can use your mouse on PC to look around the scene but I prefer using a cell.
  21. 3 points
    Konnichiwa, minna-san. I've been sort of updating my anime sites lately so I thought of looking for anime-related forums and I stumbled upon this place. Looks like it's a pretty active one with a good number of users, which is a very nice thing. With work and life out there (and the ruddy COVID-19, if I may), looking out for every single anime is no longer a luxury. However, I still try to watch some especially since I studied Nihongo and I don't want to entirely lose it. Lately I just caught up to One Piece (man, will it ever end?) and proceeding to the final season of Fairy Tail. Then I'll probably head over to Black Clover while waiting for the final season of Shingeki no Kyojin. Anybody has suggestions on what I should be watching these days? Slice of life is also nice.
  22. 3 points
    Everyone wants to be a journalist these days. Or be listened to as an expert - when really they're experts in the spread of misinformation (whether purposefully or not). Still...I hadn't considered that - it is amusing to see. Guarantee you that was all Decision 2016 stuff. That's all I'll say, so as to not go political. I would argue that as well, considering that the Crusades persecuted a number of individuals that would have been identified as Protestant Christians. But, that's another thing. The point here is that, yes, you are right - there is a history of this kind of thing. What makes it worse now though, I think, is that people have more widespread access to those incorrect statements and inherently will take that information and run with it. There's so much bad information running around on COVID-19 I'm honestly flabbergasted. I haven't seen this much fop-ah since Hurricane Katrina - maybe even 9/11. We're really only hurting ourselves here at this point. @cowboy - I'm sorry to hear how things have been for you. I read your blog post as well. I might be in touch with you about a few things down the road.
  23. 3 points
    Noboby’s fool (and it’s ever so lonely)
  24. 3 points
    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here My love of anime started back in the late 70s early 80s, though I just got into streaming about 3 years ago. I’ve seen a lot of series over the decades, but there are still “classics” I haven’t, but will offer what knowledge I do have.
  25. 3 points
    well, we currently have no income because of employers laying people off and/or giving people unpaid leave, theres only like two grocery stores to choose from here and they're all always out of stock because people are hoarding, and our local fire department has to distribute food because people are starving. stuff like this only goes to show how selfish people really are during disaster. i consider ourselves lucky because we know how to take care of ourselves and create our own food during times like this, with sourdough starters and the garden and all. the bank has a hold on mortgages atm so we arent at risk of losing our home right now either. ive heard that a lot of people are dealing with abuse or mental problems because of isolation, but our biggest problem right now is food.
  26. 3 points
    Hello, and welcome to AF~ I hope you enjoy your time here. Hopefully it will provide a little distraction during the quarantine~
  27. 3 points
    Oh...my...Goodness!!! WANT!!!
  28. 3 points
    I'm currently back at home with my university studies seemingly on hold for the forseeabe future. I'm in a lucky position as I have a fair chunk of student loan to fall back on, plus savings if worst came to worst. Others are not so fortunate. The UK is likely to follow a similar course to Italy and Spain due to the slow initial response of our government. The economic impact of Covid-19 will be far more damaging than the actual virus and will persist longer than it too. People think that C-19 has caused this economic crisis, but in reality it has only catalysed an already existing issue. There was going to be a major crisis before 2030 and it's just come sooner than expected. It'll be the same again - bail out the banks, a few $Trillion to big business, workers/vulnerable/unemployed told to grit their teeth and pull through as best they can. A sorry state of affairs, and perhaps something we may be experiencing a lot more over the next century. I'll try and be optimistic though and say that this crisis could spur on the radical political and economic changes the globe needs.
  29. 3 points
    I read this as 'gravity was my first exposure to homosexuality' and was quite confused
  30. 3 points
  31. 3 points
    I’m more partial to hoodies
  32. 3 points
    Welcome to the forums, hope you enjoy it here As a fan of Demon Slayer, you might like a series called Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress. Likewise since you enjoyed the original FLCL, I would recommend Darling in the Franxx & Planet With.
  33. 3 points
    This is a cute dress yo
  34. 3 points
    I think everyone by now had heard of the virus . Staying at home is pretty boring , all i can pretty much do is , be on my computer , watching anime or youtube , reading or drawing . All of times are like eating , sleeping or doing work . It canceled a lot of things , like a trip that was supposed to be today for me . Just saying , everyone , Stay safe , and find something to do ,and very importantly . DON"t be with people who are sick !!
  35. 3 points
    thought this does a decent job of an overview of covid-19. a bit simplified but overall well done for about 8 minutes
  36. 3 points
    I also crush them up & sprinkle them over cakes & brownies right after I bring them out of the oven. I generally frost them with either melted candy bars or devil's food fudge pudding first & them top with the crushed cookies. I haven't made one of these treats in almost a year since I've been working on losing weight & being more active but believe you me, I am looking very much forward to making them again!
  37. 3 points
    I work in leisure/entertainment and currently experiencing a heavy drop in hours due to the virus so either way I have extra free time. Im in a mood for something lighthearted and Himouto! Umaru-chan has been on the list for a while. I heard things about Your lie in April and Nichijou. I also need to see the latest season of My Hero Academia. Understandingly my anime society has closed its doors for a while and I have been really into Seven Deadly Sins so I can enjoy the rest at my own pace rather than waiting every week.
  38. 3 points
    If anyone is looking for something to watch appropriate for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day I recommend The Ancient Magus Bride as it has a number of creatures from Celtic mythology (banshee, leanan sidhe, etc.) While it’s not anime, the animated film The Secret of Kells also works.
  39. 3 points
    In my lowest, during holiday; the cold of Winter. I sat in silence near a busy stream. The air that filled my lungs with a sudden calm seemed so ancient to me. It was here that I thought of my father. It’s been so long but I remember following right behind him, up the cliffside and to a towering summit. He could have said something, anything, but he did not. He just took a deep breath and listened. As the snow collected on my shoulders and the wind raced by, I heard my father’s voice. In the form of wild things—then I understood. I heeded and thought where the quiet had lifted. And there were many things being said.
  40. 3 points
    Welcome to le forums. I hope you enjoy your stay here. If you have any questions , feel free to ask anyone else but me because I'm lazy like that.
  41. 3 points
    A little late but I have a few suggestions. If looking for something similar to Arjuna, try Magic Knight Rayearth. It has similar pacing, is a magical girl type, and similar art. Then if you like Rayearth, consider giving Ronin Warriors a try. It's art style is very close to Rayearth and although not a magical girl type, it is a true classic. For something like Solty Rei (I loved that anime!), try Outlaw Star for starters and possibly Galaxy Railways. You have a scifi/space opera component and older looking graphics.
  42. 3 points
    Having meetings at work for contingency planning in case we get quarantined. Oh boy....
  43. 3 points
    Finally gave up AT&T and called Spectrum. They're definitely the second choice in terms of uplink and downlink speed and ping times. OTOH, they actually managed to get their shit working, unlike that other utility. And OTGH pretty much anything beats AT&T's old 8mbit DSL.
  44. 3 points
    hello!!!! i'm Adriano Rekik a new member with you , i love animes and i always want to know more about them and i need your help to find some animes
  45. 3 points
    I can still find plenty of them where i live thankfully and i just wish this whole Corona virus thing blows over like how the h1n1 virus did soon.
  46. 3 points
    Not really ready to post a picture of myself ^^; But here is a picture of my cats =^^= Nala and Lexus, (Lex is a munchkin cat) lol
  47. 3 points
    welcome here
  48. 3 points
    I think it's a good idea to cover this within the workforce. Simply just for preparation's sake. It's unbelievable how unhygienic some people can be. This is kind of grey area for me because I lived a few blocks away from where individuals with COVID-19 were placed in quarantine. Not to mention someone walked out of the place without discharge and began infecting others. We had another case that led to a major shopping center to be down for a day of sterilization, and it was within walking distance of my former residence. I moved not too long ago but family in the area say it's causing a stir. Not just with empty shelves and bad temperament but with a genuine domino effect from the disease itself. We took those with COVID-19 into a heavily populated hospital and stuck them in rooms ordinarily used for TB patients. Some of them were let go from work due to the lengthy quarantine period (that may end up being extended) and I can't imagine people financially hurting from this. The cherry on the cake was that this hospital was already dealing with a bad flu season. I can see why people are in a panic though. COVID-19 was taken pretty casually until it actually started becoming a major issue in some areas. I mean, one cruise liner doing more bad than good; under the worst decision making possible — wasn't enough. People still had the invincibility mentality and vacationed anyway, until the disease fell upon a second ship. Then they're out there complaining to their government and demanding already overworked staff to treat them ASAP. To example the power of negligence. The majority of the scare comes from little to no treatment structure for those that might be impacted with underlying health issues and no vaccination. With a promise scope of a year before such a thing might be possible. A few days ago, I heard a guy say "out of sight out of mind" which I feel is the more prominent vibe in most. I'm not so sure if that's a good approach? I know SARS had a much larger mortality rate but COVID-19 is highly communicable, leaving a lot of people out of commission longer. Even getting re-infected a second time. Don't know how it might impact economic costs if the disease starts to spread at a rate that can't be manageable in certain departments. It's also unknown at this time if the disease may mutate between now and any vaccination completion. Considering not too long ago they just discovered that the survival period of the disease on contact surfaces might be much longer. Serious irresponsibility from people end up creating more tension, I think. Like the Pope coughing all over his hands and then proceeding to shake and kiss with others by the masses. Before getting a proper diagnosis. Governments proposing to be prepared and simultaneously struggling with their lack of staff and products. We also have fake reports and information, store owners that are price gouging and a possibility of medication manufactured in China having delay issues. Personally, I'll be cautious without being too paranoid. Only because there's no vaccination and my grandmother lives with me. She is already immensely compromised and it would not do her well to catch this. I would also worry that I won't be able to take care of her or my pets, if it happens to hit me in some severe way. I can't even be positive how this might effect my job. So I have other people and situations around me that I'm considering. I'd like to respect how serious it is/might be for those in poverty or those less likely to receive immediate medical attention. Let alone live where hygiene and sanitization are a priority. It might not be all that critical for some but it is for others. Where doctors are said to pass out on the floors from exhaustion, and disabled children/children in general with no other guardians, are a huge concern. Additionally heard that the U.S. failed containment measures and are now looking into ways to preserve national health and economy efforts? Could be hogwash but it's getting more difficult to take public information with assurance these days. If anything, this is a real trial to look attentively at. What's considered ridiculous now will be tenfold when something more threatening comes along. People continue to prove that they're not entirely ready for such a thing. Other than that, my toilet paper is doing just fine. Thanks for asking.
  49. 3 points
    I happen to be quite a huge fan and advocate for homemade bread. It is delicious and waaaay cheaper than store bought. Plus, it's a lot of fun. I'm also quite passionate about giraffes, with an ever growing collection of various giraffe related items.
  50. 3 points
    I'm of the school of thought that suggest claiming expertise can lead to the stalling of knowledge. Thus, I claim expertise in nothing. I have knowledge in many things, but I would never claim to know everything about something - the implication of being an expert. I have many passions, not sure I could narrow them all down to just one key thing, though.

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