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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« Last post by Tomara on Today at 02:43:14 PM »

At the end of the day, with actions like Brexit and populist demagogues like Trump, Duterte and possibly Geert Wilders (aka "Dutch Trump") gaining power around the world, I can't help but throw my arms up and gripe, "Is this the best we, the people of Earth, can muster up?"

Shouldn't Trump be the American Wilders? Sadly, our local shitty hairdo has a much longer history in politics...

That said, the way our government works prevents Wilders from gaining the sort of power Trump now has. We have many political parties, meaning the winner still has to form a coalition with other parties to become the majority within the House of Representatives. For instance, right now the coalition consists of the economically liberal VVD and the social democratic PvdA and they have to sort of get along to get stuff done. It's slow, but atleast it keeps the crazy in check.
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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 02:07:54 PM »
Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson was given some decent opportunities to make some headway in the presidential race, and he shot himself in the foot every single time.  He wouldn't have won, but he at least could have been the spoiler Ralph Nader equivalent to the Republicans. 

At the end of the day, with actions like Brexit and populist demagogues like Trump, Duterte and possibly Geert Wilders (aka "Dutch Trump") gaining power around the world, I can't help but throw my arms up and gripe, "Is this the best we, the people of Earth, can muster up?"
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The Soundroom / Re: Random Anime Music
« Last post by Chronix112 on Today at 02:02:05 PM »
(I think it counts since the word "anime" refers to animated programming in general.)
Please don't open that can of worms as it has the potential take the thread in a way that was not originally intended.

I also prefer the English version to some anime themes even if its totally different. Pokemon and Sailor Moon say hello.
I'd get shot by a lot of DBZ fans, but I preferred Rock the Dragon to Head Cha La.

Wolf's Rain - Gravity The live version because youtube wants to be difficult.
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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« Last post by Towns Car Marty on Today at 01:42:59 PM »
Libertarian is probably more appropriate than anarchist. They want money, and they want the government's hands off it.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Aeolus on Today at 12:27:18 PM »
Except for any part that involved Chris as she got femaled the hell up in that version (seriously, she spends a lot of page time waffling, waifing and sometimes acting like a petty bitch; whereas videogame Chris was navel gazing more because she's a skilled soldier who suddenly falls into the roles of military commander, national hero, figurehead and politician all at once and wanted basically none of it; especially since it came at the cost of Hugo's friend Luca (not that Luca) and homeland).

It's been a while since I've read it, but I don't quite recall it being that bad. I do remember her being more feminine, but in a humanizing way. I remember the writer played up the fact a lot of her knights have the hots for her (particularly Boris/Percival), and I also recall her being a lot more torn on the whole "oops I guess I slit a little kid's throat" thing.

Maybe if I went back and read it today I'd feel different though.

Its been awhile for me as well, but I distinctly remember her getting into a cat fight with Lilly. I suppose it doesn't come off that badly since the rest of the manga was pretty solid and Chris doesn't really get a whole lot of page time comparatively.
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General Discussions / Re: Today In The News
« Last post by MeshGearFox on Today at 11:59:16 AM »
idk if this is true for the rust belt as a whole, but from what I've seen of the rust belt-y parts of Ohio and my thoughts on the voters from the region are just... racist homophobes that don't want government help anyway and even borderline on leaning anarchist? The racism and homophobia are also a huge part of why they don't vote in their best interest -- I think most of them would go for seeing gay marriage banned over having a steady job. I don't think they voted for Trump because they wanted to jobs, is what I'm saying.
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The Soundroom / Re: Random Anime Music
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 11:22:35 AM »
Japanese Pokemon opening song, first season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZQcOiFilCk  Truth be told, I think the English opening ("I wanna be the very best, like no one ever was...") is a million times better. 

More thread contributions:

"Cruel Angel Thesis" from Evangelion (amazing song for an amazing series): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYZfeY8Vg0E

Samurai Pizza Cats opening (gotta love it): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZNt9p4LWeA

And though it's not Japanese anime, this is one of my favorite cartoon opening themes from the criminally underrated series Spiral Zone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG8mCaDtMxY (I think it counts since the word "anime" refers to animated programming in general.)

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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 10:41:50 AM »
This is really upsetting.  Life's given most everyone I care about (along with myself) a raw deal.  Is there any light at the end of these tunnels? 

Time for Samwise the Brave to come and inspire us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_u9Hc0Yg1o
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 10:17:06 AM »
In the past month, two of my coworkers lost parents, one of my coworkers ended up in the hospital temporarily, my mom fucked up her knee big time, and now this shit with Agent D.

But no, clearly 2016 was some cursed year or something.

Sorry the Universe keeps shitting on you, D. I hope you're able to recover from all this quickly and get that hell hole out of your life and mind soon.
You've always been a great guy on here and you definitely deserve better.
Even though I usually think of myself as only slightly less assholish than a certain reappearing tree deity when here, I appreciate that klutz. I could use a little good luck honestly, so here's hoping today I don't get hit by a bus....or at least I survive it and can sue the MTA for loads of cash.
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The Soundroom / Re: Random Anime Music
« Last post by Chronix112 on Today at 10:06:07 AM »
One of the rare times A western composer handled the composition for an anime theater release. Tenchi Muyo the Movie - Alchemy of Love.
Tenchi The Movie - The Opening
Tenchi The Movie - Achika's Theme

Tenchi The Movie -The Battle Against Kain
Tenchi The Movie - Achika In Rage
Tenchi Muyo the Movie - Kain's Return
^ These three tracks do excellent setting the final battle stage between Tenchi's group, and Kain the nearly indestructible villain from the movie.  I like the tension, dueling, and building of Achika, and Kain's themes until the final conclusion of the battle.
Tenchi Muyo the Movie - Alchemy of Love
Interview with the composer Christopher Franke
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