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Everything posted by Kohloo

  1. I can make cake, but I’m not gonna share
  2. Welcome to AF. It seems a bit quiet here, but people are friendly enough and more activity can always be created!
  3. Nah, I wouldn’t live there. The language is the biggest thing for me. And while I could learn it, I’ve never wanted to learn Japanese and I’m already dedicating myself to French. Would I visit it? Maybe, but honestly not likely. There are other things/places I’d much rather do/visit before Japan. Sure, I like some Japanese food, but we’ve actually got some of the very best available here because we have an even larger variety/availability of fresh fish where I live. Most of the Japanese restaurants here are run by Japanese individuals and even they attest to better quality ingredients (namely, fish) here than in Japan. So, it’s not like I’d be visiting Japan for the food. And I don’t collect anime/manga related items, so I wouldn’t be going there for that either. The culture stuff might be fun, but again, there’s other places much higher on the list that I’d like to see first. The opportunity to work in Japan though? I’d do it if I were you, assuming you’re willing to learn at least a working knowledge/capability of the language. It’s a fantastic opportunity and you’d have a purpose for going there, which I think would be a lot more enjoyable than just visiting or going there on a whim.
  4. Currently reading The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman
  5. Last night we watched Fritz The Cat. What a trip!
  6. The c word? obviously that’s referring to “casserole”
  7. Hello and welcome to AF! I’ve just recently returned here myself, it’s a pleasant place
  8. Hi! I don't know what else to say, soooooo.....
  9. Kohloo

    coffee or tea

    Oh my god, I totally missed the post about espresso and redbull. I think I would actually die! My heart gets panicky just thinking about it haha
  10. Oh! I've made crackers before! I have a recipe kicking around somewhere to use the discard from my sourdough starter for crackers. I like them, but I usually don't bother making them haha
  11. I used to have the same problem here, not ever finding time/motivation to read. As for Andy (my boyfriend), he didn't enjoy reading because he's dyslexic and it takes him a long time to finish a book. It's become part of usual routine to relax at bedtime and read before we go to sleep though. I love it because it's getting me reading more, and he loves it because he's actually enjoying reading now. Plus, making a point of having some no-screen downtime before I sleep is a huge positive for me. It's impossible for me to sleep a whole night through (I'm constantly waking up), so being mindful of what I'm doing the hour or so before bed helps at least make it more bearable!
  12. I actually really like Prometheus! It has a different feel, but it's still good. Not too sure when we'll get around to watching Covenant, but I can't wait
  13. I've tried watching Let's Play videos before, but I just can't get into them at all! It's much more fun being in the same room as the person you're watching play haha
  14. Darn, why didn’t I think of a literal ship lmao. I was even trying to rack my brain for a name of a ship I knew, Toybox would have been a lovely choice haha!
  15. We’ve decided to go on a Star Wars pilgrimage, of sorts. Just watched Episode I tonight, and will be watching more soon!
  16. I do enjoy the play style of other Zelda games, much prefer them actually. I find with BOTW it’s the same problem I have with a lot of other games, it’s too big/open for me. And I just don’t find the open world concept fun. I’m strange and like things to be quite linear haha. However, while I don’t like playing those games myself, I do really enjoy watching my boyfriend play them!
  17. Ohhhh, you like Planetes! It’s one of my favourite (maybe even my number one). Recommend any similar hard sci-fi shows??

    1. efaardvark


      That's really difficult.  "Hard" SF is pretty uncommon.  Softer stuff is so much easier to make, and usually pays as much or more than SF that tries to do the science well.  Most of the audience can't tell the difference anyway, so why bother?

      That said, my favorite is probably Ghost in the Shell.  Another cyber-themed one was Dennou Coil.  It played the tech kind of loose, but it never quite veered into "fantasy" territory.  I'd consider the first "Aincrad" arc of Sword Art Online as "hard" as well, though the science part was mostly just a plot device to bridge into the fantasy story. 

      If you're looking for space-themed stuff there's Space Brothers, though that's more a slice-of-life type that just happens to feature contemporary NASA astronauts instead of school kids.  If you can find it I thought Moonlight Mile was decently "hard", as was Rocket Girls. 

      MM is probably closest in theme and style to Planetes.  It is a bit more "adult" and serious than Planetes, but if you liked Planetes then it might be worth a look.

      That's all I can come up with at the moment.  Like I said, there's not much out there.

    2. Kohloo


      I appreciate the response! Other than Ghost in The Shell, because I already know and like it, I’ll have to give a look into the others you’ve mentioned :)

  18. I’m definitely a fan of the original series. And I even tried watching that horrid film, which I turned off not even a 1/4 way in. A live-action series done by Netflix certainly seems...interesting. But I hardly doubt I’ll ever give it a watch. I’ve had my fill of the avatar stuff, I’m not really interested to watch more. Heck, I don’t even like watching Korra and have never bothered to finish that series, even though it’s enjoyable. I guess I’m just, over it?
  19. Lol, I’m not very good at this
  20. Growing up, things like Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball Z were on the TV, so I suppose those would sort of count. But the first anime I watched in earnest, from start to finish, was Neon Genesis Evangelion.
  21. What are you currently reading, have read recently, or are planning to read? Right now I'm rereading the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman. I just finished The Golden Compass (the first book) and am waiting for the ebook rental from the library for The Subtle Knife. I used to enjoy these books in my pre-teen/early teen years, and it's fun having something light to read for a change The most recent set of books I've finished is the Mistborn trilogy by Brandon Sanderson. I was introduced to the first book thanks to an online book club I was briefly running, I enjoyed it enough to continue reading the rest! I'd like to get back into the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons though. I finished the first two books, Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion. Now I just need to get my hands on Endymion as well as The Rise of Endymion. Sadly though, the local library doesn't have them available, so I'll need to wait until I can purchase them. And one of these days, I'll finish rereading the Dune series by Frank Herbert. Again though, the local library is missing physical copies, aside from the first book, Dune itself. Which means I'll need to purchase copies of Dune Messiah and all the rest as well. A book I've read recently that I strongly don't recommend though? Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons. I read the whole thing, amazingly, but it made me extremely uncomfortable for the majority of it. I have a word to describe it, but it's a very inappropriate word for a family friendly forum.

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