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Difference  ·  1631 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ANIME CLUB -- New Series Suggestions

I'm actually halfway through Shinsekai Yori right now, it's got me hooked.

Difference  ·  1632 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ANIME CLUB -- New Series Suggestions

Yeah, we don't have that kind of time haha, HxH is great (<3 hisoka)

Alas, we should stick to 1-2 season anime.

Difference  ·  1632 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: ANIME CLUB -- New Series Suggestions

Psycho-Pass is very good. I've seen it, but I would watch it again. I'll dot you.

Difference  ·  1643 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

That would be fair, I would lean more towards 2 days myself. It still limits the length of the series, I feel. I would not be opposed to watching something with 50+ episodes, but as a group, that is quite difficult.

Difference  ·  1643 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

That was fantastic! Knowing nothing of Gnosticism I can't really nitpick anything, but if the comparisons are true you have done a great job of putting the pieces together in a way that makes sense.

My personal theory was that, the aliens were her parents, but when I saw her change into the alien herself I had to drop that one.. So, then I had two mysteries on my hands. Who were her parents, and who was the alien. Well, with a sufficient answer for who the alien was, who were her parents?

Her father, from the very beginning, encouraged her to go be apart of the wired. He thought it was another world, and seemed to have dropped endless amounts of money to get her to the point she needed to be to connect to the wired completely. Her father also acknowledged that she and he are separate entities, but he loved her anyway. So, was her father just a human who had been sent there to protect let until she was old enough to discover her true identity, and facilitate her in any way he could? Was he something more? Her parents always seemed so distant and uninterested, but there were moments where I felt her father wanted to be a father, but just didn't know how.

Difference  ·  1644 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

What do you guys think the alien represented?

Difference  ·  1644 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

I will probably do it again, but the time constraints will be smaller, and if I do a longer series there will be frequent updates/discussion. I think what happened here was

Oh! I'll watch this, yeah!

A week later they forgot about it because there was nothing to remind them..

So.. Yeah, if I do it again, I have to engage people who participate.

Difference  ·  1644 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

Good luck is all I can say. Judging from what happened here, ten people will tell you they will read the book, and 1 person will read it. This was watching something, not much effort required... Reading something, I have no idea.

Difference  ·  1644 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

It took me two days, but it looks like only 4 of us finished, when about 10 people said they would. Of course i'm just looking at who commented.

I am currently trying to decide if I'd like to try another series or not. There was a lot of hype but not much in terms of following through. Two weeks was too much time for me, but I have a lot more time than the average hubskier atm

Difference  ·  1645 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

My initial thoughts as well, there was dis-associative identity and schizophrenia, but in the last few layers, her "delusions" start having real life impact on others, namely Arisu being attacked by the "God" of the wired. Which is where I kind of came to a stand still with what was actually happening.

Difference  ·  1645 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: It's Finally Here-- Anime Club Reviews: Serial Experiments: Lain

I figured I would put my comment separately, for ease of replying.

Wow, what a show. For having absolutely no idea what I was getting into, I don't know what I was expecting, but it was NOT what I watched. Perhaps one of the most intelligently constructed anime I have watched in sometime, I was sucked in by (and this is a first for me) the opening theme. I LOVED the song, and tracked down the artist before I even finished the first episode. For those that are curious [here it is]

On to the show itself. From the very beginning this show has you asking questions, questions, questions. There is suicide, an internet that connects people at a subconscious level, mysterious messages from the dead, all in a world seemingly no different than ours. I find that SE:L is more interested in making one think about what's going on then giving direct answers. In a world of overstated and often overly dramatic anime, this was a refreshing watch, and I quickly devoured it in about two days of binge watching.

The anime itself has more depth than average, but figuring out the main "plot" if you will is not necessarily so hard, it's the extra details that you don't HAVE to understand, but more than likely add a considerable amount of insight into the story. There are several parts of the story I personally don't have a solid theory for, and those are what I'm hoping to talk about with the rest of you once you arrive.

Namely, the alien, who/what her parents and sister were, how the wired connected people. I will try to think of more as the discussion moves on.

But, for now, I am hoping most people remembered and are excited to talk about it today.

Difference  ·  1650 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: An investigation into the million-dollar business of video game cheating

That was a good read, and makes me wonder how common cheating really is.

"Did you go to a good school?" I love Stephen lol

Difference  ·  1651 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dubstep? Is this good Dubstep?

Love me some Pantyraid

Difference  ·  1652 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A game that takes a minute to play (with a message from me to hubski.)

I<3U2

Difference  ·  1652 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Writing Prompt: No dialogue

thank you for the feedback! I was going for brevity... but if I were to flesh out the characters more, what would you suggest?

Difference  ·  1652 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Writing Prompt: No dialogue

Yeah, i've always had a problem with commas. I like them... a lot. Thanks for the feedback!

Difference  ·  1652 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Writing Prompt: No dialogue

The young man walks through the park, a crumpled, greasy bag in hand. The birds chirp, the squirrels skitter along, in search of the next nut. The sun shines, brilliantly.

On a bench, an old man sleeps. He is ragged looking, many nights on a bench will leave anyone the same. Newspapers scatter in the wind, one man's news is another man's blanket. The old man stirs, groggily rubbing his eyes. The young man stands before him, offering the greasy bag. A grubby hand reaches out, while a shabby head nods. The young man continues on, with a swelling heart.

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Open to discussions/suggestions. :)

Difference  ·  1652 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do video games create internet trolls?

A bit short, but it was easy enough to read. I like that you provided your sources...

As for the matter at hand, I think that video games (competitive) + anonymity = breeding grounds for bad behavior. I don't think that most people get online with the intentions to become a troll, but I think that being exposed to it will change you and your ideas about it. I have been online gaming since I was 9. I am 21 now, and have spent far too much time online. I have noticed the most toxic communities are in games where skill is a major factor. In non-pvp MMO's, there are relatively few toxic players. Go play a PvP game, say ArcheAge, and I would say half the players are "trolls."

But I guess we gotta talk about what a "troll" is.. Because there is a very large distinction between toxicity and trolling. Toxicity is just a bad attitude and often times unchecked aggression, most of the time these players are just acting out of frustration at events. Trolls, not so much. Trolls are an inclusive group. If you talk to a pre-teen gamer, being a troll is cool. Go on twitch chat, plenty of them there. Here's the deal: it provides a social group for people. I would say the majority of trolls are harmless and just doing it for the "lulz." They have their own sense of humor, while it can be antagonizing, it doesn't mean anything. Most trolls hold the same attitude in person as they do online, because they spend so much time online, the internet is ingrained into the psyche. Which, I feel, plays into the internet confidence from the article. The internet becomes a second home for anyone who spends enough time on it. It's just a playground.

I think you should define what a troll is. Because the trolls I know aren't malignant, they just don't take online interactions seriously. I think cyber-bullying unto itself is a different breed from the troll.

Difference  ·  1655 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Toro y Moi Produces for His First Rapper, Named Best New Track

I mean it's not the worst i've ever heard by far, but I am thinking he got mad hype because of who he is.

Difference  ·  1655 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Key and Peele- Pirate Chantey. They seem to be moving in a feminist bent recently

"We don't look at a chest unless it stretches her hulls"

I laughed a bit.

Difference  ·  1655 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Handsy drunk women force Scottish pub-keepers to trade kilts for pants

Yeah, I feel like if it had been the other way around it would be a much bigger deal.

Difference  ·  1655 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Toro y Moi Produces for His First Rapper, Named Best New Track

I didn't think it was that fantastic. Decent beat.

Difference  ·  1655 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How did you do good in high school?

Everything War said is correct.

If you need help, ask.

It's not a contest even though a lot of kids will make it seem like it is. Education is all about the effort you put forth.

Please don't drop out if you don't have to. You are better off having a HS diploma then not having one. Work on study habits, maybe start asking friends to study with you.