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  1. Is "fan service" even its own story/concept genre? I always thought that it was just something that usually came with it.
  2. That's what happens in Statist societies.
  3. The link in the OP's sig currently has a 45% trust score on scamdoc.
  4. In a word, no. Probably. Dunno. Without any rules, it would naturally degenerate into an orgie of slander, blackmail, doxxing, swatting, and explicit threats of bodily harm to the participants. Not a pretty sight.
  5. "I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers" - John D. Rockefeller, founder of the General Education Board ( GEB )in 1903 ^^ ( not an endorsement )
  6. Not really a casual topic but something which needs to be heard and understood. I probably would have never posted this here if somebody ( not dropping any names ) didn't decide to try to turn AF into their own personal soapbox. The one boogieman that nobody is talking about also happens to be the most dangerous of all. Want something to be afraid of? Fear this... "Trust me." Would you trust Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons" to solve all of civilization's ills? Let's see how it turned out when the character managed to convince Lisa that he had turned over a new leaf... ^^ Although a complete work of fiction intended to amuse, if you trust people like Gates, Saint Elon, Maurice Strong [ insert any other oligarch or politician ], the end result will be something like this. Whether the issue being pushed is climate change, the Virus™ or anything else, it does not matter to them. Everything is just a cynical power play to strengthen their control over the populace in the eyes of the predatory ruling class. They do not care. The fact that the elites persist in traveling the world in their own private jets while investing so heavily in all of this 'green' stuff should tell you something about their true nature. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander, should it not? Naive ignoramus interjects: "But Mr. K! They have to use some form of transportation to make it to their international summits!" If the world's captains of industry were really that concerned about carbon emissions destroying the atmosphere, why don't they hold electronic teleconferences instead! They don't need to be physically traveling halfway around the world just to talk about that! They already have the technology to do it this way but they don't...or maybe I should say they won't. Where is it all leading to? See the following... Although not entirely complete, the process has been well underway for a long time. I fear for the future.
  7. Not to sound rude but, an anime board is not really the proper place to discuss saving the world. A much more appropriate topic on here would be how Western Television can be redeemed and made suitable for watching with kids again. If you want to seriously discuss hot button issues then please take it to other boards that are geared more to that sort of thing. Okay? If the possible effects of carbon emissions terrify you that much then I know a very good place for you to start...
  8. The character portrayed by Matt Frewer on British television whose consciousness was transferred into an AI program following his fatal accident is possibly the most anime non-anime character ever. 1 - iKKM308.mp4
  9. The atmospheric soundscapes accompanied by the paleo art of Gregory S. Paul is a large part of what made dinosaur documentaries from the 90s so special. The combination of the music and images allowed my childhood imagination to run wild visualizing the reconstructed scenes of the dangerous prehistoric environment. I'm glad that they started producing these modern CG nature films with dinosaurs but it feels like there is something missing in them somehow.
  10. To tell you the honest truth, I don't really know very much about autism myself, I'm mainly interpreting it as being a more severe subset of what has been termed as "Aspbergers". To explain this according to conventional wisdom, "Aspberger's Syndrome" would be on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. There is generally believed to be some overlap with what is called "OCD" ; so-called "obsessive compulsive disorder" , in which the subject spends an unusually copious amount of energy or time dedicated to a specific task...this can take the form of long hours of research, cleaning and disinfecting, or other such repetitive activities. Generally speaking, 'aspies' tend to be very industrious workers but will often encounter problems in social situations that involve spending prolonged periods of time around neurotypicals who don't get them. Neurotypicals will often perceive the 'autists/aspies' as being cold, impersonal or inconsiderate - the truth is that they are usually so busy thinking about what they are doing personally that they simply aren't thinking about what other people are thinking about...this gives the neurotypicals the wrong idea about them and this often leads to misunderstandings and bad feelings between them. This interpretation is entirely based on the stipulation that "Aspberger's" is an actual real condition and not just something that was simply made up to psychopathologize or gaslight anybody who doesn't tow the party line - I am inclined to believe the latter. To be clear, I am not denying that those are legit behavior patterns which can be observed in certain individuals, my only thing is that I don't see it as necessarily being a disadvantage. I see it as a much bigger problem when most of the population exhibits a complete lack of maturity or any apparent regard for their own well-being or the well-being of others. You say that you have never heard the story of the Ants ( plural ) and the Grasshopper? Allow me to help put this all into perspective...this is the Disney-ized retelling of the tale. The original Greek version is much darker...and try getting your average neurotypical to admit that they were ever wrong about anything. Neurotypicals cannot stand anything which threatens their ego or their inflated sense of self-importance. Solipsism in varying degrees is very common among the so-called 'normals'. The grasshopper embodies traits commonly seen in the neurotypical population. Most of them like to think of themselves as 'productive' and 'responsible' members of society and they take great pride in being part of the workforce...however, simply working a 9:00-5:00 job is not the same thing as planning ahead. Although the high functioning 'autists/aspies' comprise a very small part of the population, they would tend to think more the way that the ants did in this story. It is unfortunate that ants have also become a symbol for collectivist societies which do not honour the individual - most countries in the Western Hemisphere are no exception to this same type of toxic collectivism.
  11. My answer is the same as whether pain is good or bad. Pain, or in this case an emotional sense of profound loss would be good if it did not have to hurt so much. I have had traumatic experiences that I never did fully recover from. Grasping at straws, I decided to use these experiences for writing fiction, transposing the events onto a fictitious setting where the names and places would all be changed in the hopes of eventually finding some form of closure. Is it working for me? It is still a work in progress...or maybe I should say the plural form of works? It isn't just one stand alone story that I am working on. It should be noted that there is a significant amount of difference between a sociopath and a neurotypical. I would also like to point out that quite often the neurotypicals actually place themselves directly into danger inadvertently due to their apparent lack of situational awareness...what the 'aspies' might lack in their ability to read the cues given by body language and facial expressions they more than make up for with their vigilance. People wrestling with the stigma often are perceived as the 'chicken little' of the group and are sometimes berated for being "too alarmist"; on the contrary, the 'aspies' take their self-preservation very seriously and feel very upset when they see others acting all casually during times of impending danger. It's almost reminiscent of the fable of the Ants and the Grasshopper.
  12. One of the people in the comments remarked that a design with segments in the shape of chevrons would be more stable when in their retracted state. Interestingly, this is exactly the type of configuration that Jeanne's whip sword had in "World Heroes" - a forgotten 2D fighter franchise from the 90s. Before there was Ivy in "Soul Calibur", there was Jeanne... ( aka "Janne" ) ( all artwork and animations courtesy of fightersgeneration.com )
  13. The Snake's second entrance theme was hypnotic.
  14. ^^ I never thought that I would hear Jim Cornette talking about the classic anime "Lupin III".
  15. "To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." - Voltaire
  16. Although I have been watching anime now for some time, it was only recently as a writer that I decided to experiment with the concept of attempting to create graphical novels or manga. The single biggest fear lurking in the back of my mind is, what if someone copyright trolls me and attempts to deprive me of my IP ( intellectual property ) and perogative of using the characters that I created myself - my brainchild? Recently, I have watched videos about the way that the process works in the States. Is anything ever simple in the whole legal aspect?? Since I am actually trying to appeal to audiences not only in the West but also in Japan, would it perhaps be a better idea to try using the Patent/Trademark Offices of Japan over those of said Western Countries since the system is geared 99% toward destroying up and coming entrepreneurs? I cannot imagine that they could be any more untrustworthy on the other side of that pond. Are there any known examples of people actually doing this? Foreigners ( or "gaijin" ) in the West actually coming to the Japanese to get their ideas copyrighted/trademarked? Below are some videos that made me even more hesitant to try working with the USPTO. I am unfortunately very unworldly about these types of things. Unlike the wealthy 1%, I am an honest person and not a scumbag who does this type of stuff to people. I am actually less worried about whether anyone tries to copycat me in an overtly brazen manner. Opinions and/or insights on this topic are welcome.
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