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Animedragon

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  1. Apparently "Thermonator" is the trade name for the flamethrowing "dogs" in Fahrenheit 451.  Available now for <$10k, free shipping included.

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      Animedragon

      That's interesting, but the question that occurs to me is why would anyone want a flamethrowing robot dog?

      It would be a perfect gadget for a hi-tech pyromaniac. 😱

  2. Practicing kanji makes my brain hurt 😧

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      Animedragon

      I'm certain that practising kanji would make my brain hurt too. 🙂

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  3. TGIF!

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      Animedragon

      This is true.

       

       

      (I was going to make a different comment, but it would have been mean, and I'm not a mean person)

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  4. It's that time of year when my car starts looking a bit like a Rose Parade reject.  (Those white specks are flower petals from a nearby tree.)

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      Animedragon

      I had that problem, but my car was white and the leaves on the tree were maroon and when they got wet the colour washed out, so I had a white car with maroon spots all over it!! ☹️

      I got though several tins of T-cut cleaning it because a normal wash didn't touch the spots.

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  5. This is how I roll 😎

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    just kidding 😁 saw it in the parking lot when I stopped to get groceries this evening. The owner is clearly a man of “culture”

     

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      Animedragon

      Well, that's certainly one way to make your car turn heads.

  6. Ik it's been a long time and I haven't been on here in awhile, but I thought I'd try to start things up on here again, are there any new or returning anime anybody's excited about??

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      Animedragon

      Nice. Sadly what few cinemas that are left in my area don't show anime so I'll have to wait until Sister Venturing Out and Knapsack Kid get added to CR or HD or get a DVD/Blu-ray release.

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  7. Ik it's been a long time and I haven't been on here in awhile, but I thought I'd try to start things up on here again, are there any new or returning anime anybody's excited about??

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      Animedragon

      I'm currently watching some older stuff that I've not seen before while waiting for Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki 2 and A Sign of Affection to finish so I can binge-watch them.
      I'm also waiting for Sound! Euphonium 3 and Yuru Camp 3.

      Looking further ahead Madoka Magica - Walpurgisnacht Rising and Rascal does not dream of a knapsack kid will be on my watch list if Crunchyroll or HiDive stream them.

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  8. Got approved to have my final year thesis supervised by the geologist/earth science lecturer at my university! just gotta pick between two research topics that both sound incredible!

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      Animedragon

      Great news!!

  9. The question was posed by one of the younger crew at work today, "Why do they call it 'spam' anyway?".

    To which I of course replied, "well, you know that Monty Python sketch?  That's where it comes from."

    To which he replied, "what's Monty Python?".

    🤦‍♂️

    Oi.. don't they teach kids anything in school these days?!

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      Animedragon

      Education in some subjects is sadly lacking in today's schools.

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  10. Both mine and my Mother’s birthday have passed. I’m all the more closer to 30 years old. My mom is getting older too. 

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      Animedragon

      I can remember 30, if I think hard enough. 🙂

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  11. Still employed.  Know of a couple people who aren't.  Still working through it all but one thing I'm sure of at this point is the US Congress is made up of self-centered, irresponsible idiots.

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      Animedragon

      Sadly, I think a lot politicians and government members are like that whichever political party they belong to.

      Anyway, I'm pleased to hear that you still have a job.

  12. Seems the other shoe has dropped at work.  Employees have been instructed that the Lab will be physically closed and everyone should plan to attend a virtual meeting with management where they'll discuss the (lack of a) federal budget and what that means for NASA centers like JPL.  Afterwards around 600 employees will be let go.  (That's ~10% of the Lab's total workforce.)  This all according to an email from Lab management earlier today.

     

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      Animedragon

      I hope you're not affected by this sad news. It always amazes me the lengths employers will go to to avoid using the "R" word, they use terms like "let go" which makes one wonder if they've been holding on to people. Then there's the wonderful phrase one of my former employers used "we're offering you the opportunity to take early retirement".

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  13. Went to urgent care yesterday to discover Ism fighting off a respiratory infection. I feel like absolute dog water all week — been coughing for a month which I figured it was bronchitis until it was causing me to literally puke and couldn’t breathe let alone the pain that was suddenly shooting up my back and down my arms. Also I absolutely HATE sore throats. 😭😖🤧😷

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      Animedragon

      I'm sorry to hear that, it sounds very unpleasant. I hope you will soon be well again.

      I hate sore throats as well.

  14. Exam in the morning which I am very confident that I will fail miserably so I have spent the day emailing both my host and home university about what happens if I fail a module. Honestly so stressed that I might be kicked out and sent back to my home University. ;-; 

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      Animedragon

      This doesn't sound good. Hopefully your confidence in failure will be misplaced, but if it isn't I hope your host university will be lenient and not send you back to your home university.

  15. I almost have to LOL whenever someone uses the term "based" these days.  It's one of those overused words or phrases that swaps its slang meaning between generations.  To my generation (graduated HS in the early 80s) the term "based" came from the term used for someone who was addicted to freebasing cocaine. These were typically wild, irrational people who would do anything for another hit and were typically about a half step from killing themselves with their addiction.  🤣  

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      Animedragon

      I often have trouble understanding what teenagers are saying because they use words to mean different things to the meaning they had when I was their age.  When I was a teenager saying someone was "sick" or "wicked" was a derogative insult or a negative comment about their attitude, now I'm led to believe it's a compliment.

  16. Had to go out to Studio City a while back & on the way back I saw the Warner Bros. tower.  Which of course made me think of the Animaniacs:D   I had to look it up but that was early 90s!  30 years ago!  Now I feel old.  🙀

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      Animedragon

      Things like that get you don't they.  I had a Christmas card from some friends with their Christmas letter and in it they said that in 2023 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary, that made me feel old as I was an usher at the wedding.

  17. Oh the woes of waiting for packages to be delivered from overseas OTL

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      Animedragon

      Here in the UK model shops are hard to find so I have to buy all my model railway stuff by mail order, so I have to wait until I have a decent sized shopping list and make a bulk order just to keep the ratio of postage cost to product cost at a reasonable level. And that's just for orders from UK based shops.

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  18. Yesterday night was one of the most fantastic moments and a core memory. With my partner visiting me here in Czechia. I decided to propose! And she said yes!!

  19. I made a new Camelia doll 💕 My beloved OC now has a more mature look! I took her for a winter photoshoot today. Too bad there's no snow :[ 

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      Animedragon

      That's a really impressive professional quality character model.

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  20. late merry christmas everyone!! i hope you had an amazing time ❤❤❤ what did everyone get?

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      Animedragon

      I had a good time and got a couple of calendars, a book, some sweets and three large boxes of biscuits.

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  21. The execution is more vital than the idea. The best anime don't have the most original ideas. They're just done really well. Execution beats ideas

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      Animedragon

      Generally this is true, however poor quality artwork and animation won't save a series even if it does have an original story.

  22. So, December has come around again. But what makes this December special is that is it marks the first anniversary of my subscription to Crunchyroll and a having a broadband service fast enough to stream video without buffering every few minutes.

    One of the big pluses is being able to watch series a few weeks after it aired rather than a few years after it aired, always assuming it even got a UK DVD/Blu-ray release which quite a few series don't get.

    Over the past 12 months I've watched a huge amount of new anime, some of it very new and some of it rather old but new to me. Quite a lot of the series I've watched I'd never even heard of before I subscribed to CR. The series I watched were a fairly mixed bag, some I thought weren't bad but weren't all that good either, some were quite decent, and others were so good I wanted to watch them again (and I already have for some). But out of all the new series I've watched this year the ones that really stood out for me were, in no particular order:

    Yurucamp.
    A Place Further Than the Universe.
    Chihayafuru.
    Hyouka.
    The Angel Next Door Spoils Me Rotten.

     

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      Animedragon

      I won't be posting my favourites of 2023 until January either as I've still got a few I want to watch once they've finished airing and like you I want to binge them.

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  23. I have a patron who's been giving $1/month for 7 years even after my anime site closed 4 years ago. I emailed him to stop but he didn't reply 😐

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      Animedragon

      One possibility for him not replying is that he's changed his e-mail address, 7 years ago he may have been still in school and had what he thought then was a 'cool' e-mail address but when he left school and entered the big world of work he realised that his 'cool' address didn't look quite as cool  on a job application or CV so he got himself a new one. A couple of my younger friends have done this. 

      Another possibility is that he either doesn't check his bank statements very carefully or he doesn't have time to visit your site any more and thinks it is still running and is happy to continue to contribute to it.

      How you stop the payments is quite a problem because if he's set up a regular payment to you with his bank only he can stop the payments.

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  24. I'm always really glad when this time of year comes because holiday vacation, but I'm dreading the exams that are coming before it. 

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      Animedragon

      I'm not sure what the senior management would have thought about people sharing answers, but I think they really wouldn't have cared as I suspect the whole annual CBT thing was just a 'box ticking' exercise. 🙂

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