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    Hatsuharu Sohma

    From the album: Fruits Basket S2 Eden

    Hatsuharu Sohma

    © 2019 TMS Entertainment

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    Kyo Sohma

    From the album: Fruits Basket S2 Eden

    Kyo Sohma

    © 2019 TMS Entertainment

  3. Alright, question for our resident spaceman. What is your opinion about Oumuamua? I know there's no scientific consensus on it yet, but do you have any gut feelings? Speculation? Is it just a rock, or an alien craft? Or maybe it's a sentient alien species of space rock?

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      Wedgy

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      My idea was to do something similar online, but I just never had the time to do the research for something like that.  I'd have had to quit my day job and I could not figure out a way to make something like a blog bring in enough income to replace the paycheck.


      Retirement goals!!

      But seriously you're totally right; Occam's razor seems to apply here. I see a lot of it lately. Heavy-handed astro-science is, I'm guessing, a frequent victim of over-sensationalist just because the hype of aliens.

      Not enough cryptid focus on the oceans, by contrast. There was a statistic I came across claiming we've explored more of our solar system and beyond than we have of our own oceans. For all we know, Lovecraft was right, and another intelligent species might be existing down there without us even knowing. 

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      Not enough cryptid focus on the oceans, by contrast. There was a statistic I came across claiming we've explored more of our solar system and beyond than we have of our own oceans. For all we know, Lovecraft was right, and another intelligent species might be existing down there without us even knowing.

      @Wedgy... Did you ever check out the EVNautilus channel on Youtube?  Especially the ones on the underwater brine pools were pretty cool.

    3. Wedgy

      Wedgy

      YES as a matter of fact I have and I'm subbed to them it seems lol! Nature is wild. I wouldn't dream of diving down there myself, but watching the footage is endlessly fascinating.

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  4. @Anime loveer Happy birthday!!
  5. It didn't make an impression because it was garbage. It missed the entire point. Because this one seems to be following the manga almost verbatim, the contrast is just.... night and day. They really did it dirty and it didn't help the manga was still ongoing at the time. In spite of my criticism, I'll admit one thing about the old anime that was good? The opening song is and will remain hugely nostalgic for me. It's looking like we're about half way here. I'm still expecting four seasons. I have some catch-up to do on the anime, but, I'm not worried. I think I know where it's at abou
  6. I played the shit out of a promo disc I found in a magazine back in, I wanna say 2004, holding me over while Twilight Princess kept getting delayed. It only featured the first boss, but at the time it was just... amazing. When I finally got to play the full game a number of years later I remember trying to compare it to the monster hunter franchise. You're fighting this massive creature you can climb all over, you have to observe it and determine its weakness. It's not always obvious. What I found sets it apart was the story, the lack of fancy weapons, the lack of hand-holding, simplistic conc
  7. Welcome! Forums can be so long-standing compared to other online communities, so I hope you find it comfortable here and choose to stick with us. The good news is we love to talk about anime, of course, so you're in the right place. The other bit of good news is we're all over the board, too. You're bound to find some cool folks to vibe with. If you ever need anything, I'm just a PM away. Cheers!
  8. Your style is very cute! I especially love the fairy girl. Keep on drawing!
  9. Agreed, I see it as a step in the right direction. From where we are now, going straight to full electric would be too far of a stretch for most people. There's not enough will to make that leap. HEV as you say is a more incremental middle ground and certainly more realistic if we are speaking short-term. Long-term, who knows? More research can develop substantially more efficient energy, and as efaardvark pointed out what we have today will look like stone age technology compared to what may emerge in the future. It's all an exciting concept to me.
  10. I would love to invest in an electric or hybrid vehicle when charging stations are installed in my region! Everyone seems to have great experiences with them. My Edge (which I bought last October after @The History Kid talked me into it, shout out to him) also needs a bath. My driveway is under a tree and it gets frequently targeted by birdie-butts.
  11. This thread is making me very hungry. My breakfast has been the same for about a month. I think I might be having a phase? Two fried eggs, one slice of toast with hummus spread, and my morning tea to get me moving. I haven't gotten tired of it yet, surprisingly.
  12. Welcome Ayu! We have lots of art enthusiasts here. @Xyro, @Nyxnine,and @XII360 come immediately to mind, but there are plenty other very talented hands around! I would love to see some of your work.
  13. Yeah that's what I'm seeing too. I was hoping they wouldn't repeat the Miroku thing. But we do have newer animes like 7DS with that juvenile 'gag' present, so I'm well aware it's not a dead trope.
  14. Please please don't let this fall prey to ecchi tropes. I love seeing women in lead roles but when it happens with anime, there's always a 50/50 chance they become needlessly sexualised to the point some only watch "for the plot." I'll be watching this when it reaches my region, I hope they treat the original series with due respect and make this a worthwhile standalone.
  15. Welcome Celes! What are some anime series you like? Are you currently watching anything?
  16. I'm absolutely smitten with the Handmaid's Tale. I tried watching it a couple years back when it was beginning, but I had to read the books first to really understand what was going on. I'm almost caught up. I'm sad that season four isn't anywhere in the near future.
  17. I generally prefer a dub where I can find it. For me having to read subtitles incurs a sort of disconnect between what is being said and the tone it's being said in (perhaps thanks to putting more focus on the act of reading and trying to absorb the visual at the same time.) This is also me speaking as a habitual multitasker who is nearly unable to simple sit down and watch something- I need to be folding laundry or getting something productive accomplished. But, speaking to the broader debate, when the question is subjective in nature it's important to remember we're not going to come to
  18. I was way off the mark. I'm glad I asked.>o<
  19. So this is going to drive me crazy if I don't ask: how does one pronounce Ruthisian?
  20. I think you could pull off Tyki?
  21. Yeah that one is a head-scratcher. But it's much preferred over outright refusal to wear one. I see videos shared online all the time, adults acting like toddlers when asked to wear a mask. Saw one with a 60-something planting her butt on the floor like a tempermemtal two-year-old and refusing to move until the manager came to kick her out.
  22. Has anyone seen this? I enjoyed it as a concept but I found the MC a bit of a letdown. I understand she acted her age-- willing to lose her sense of self over a boy she liked. But it wasn't relatable in any way. The way she was up in his face at school was obnoxious. He could have been polite about letting her down. But instead he just bullies her more. And likewise she was unwilling to take a hint. These characters have zero chemistry. The ending was terrible. I don't think it sent a healthy message. There was opportunity for so much more depth and sympathy for the characters
  23. Having worn a mask all day every day for the past six months or so, I can confirm its basically part of my face now. When I go to get my license renewed, I'll be wearing it in my photo ID.
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