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Topic: Off-topic / Should we teach Genesis in science classes?

Probably because those other theories aren’t supported by science.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Meistheman:
Originally posted by Indy111:
Originally posted by Meistheman:

Satsuki looks chinese.
Also, thanks!

No problem.

Just watched Kill la Kill episode 25. (Special Episode)

Love it.

Same here, even though it was kind of weird. I ended for at like the 17th minute or so, which is pretty weird.

Also KingdomHearst, I am pretty sure you were the one who reviewed The World God Only knows, so how did you find it? I currently watched the tenth episode, so I don’t really have an opinion of it yet.

Nah, I’ve never seen TWGOK before. But I’m pretty sure Indy and Cowfriend (and possibly sssdsds) have.

I have read like the first twenty chapters of the manga, though. Too formulaic for my tastes, though I heard it switches things up later on.

Movies/TV Series with such long and complicated names tend to not be popular. :/

But then again a lot of the longer ones get nicknames, like OreGairu for Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabu Kome wa Machigatteiru or OreImo for Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Plug.dj Kongregate's Community !

I’ve never really understood how plug.dj works, but I’ll check it out.

Edit: and it’s completely empty. Okay.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

7/10 pretty good

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfG_G2O2q40

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Spoilers

Zombie, Shinobu, Snail, Snake, Kaiki

That’s pretty interesting, but who’s zombie?

anyway, for me: Crab>Vampire=Cat>Bee>Monkey>Snail>Snake

Kaiki with Monkey’s mom or aunt(although he loves crab he doesn’t understand her)

Isn’t she dead?

Snail sadly is alone. Although I want her to be with arragi, he just goes with hanekawa more.

Isn’t she dead?

;__;

Originally posted by CowFriend:

Either you’re a slow reader or you actually read the flash text.

Neither. What I said was an exaggeration, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the dialogues are definitely faster than most anime out there.

Anyways, I finished first season of Silver Spoon. It’s such a well-made deconstruction of the agriculture industry. The themes aren’t fairly obscure, but it does bring out multiple interpretations on multiple issues that are more relevant to the real world. I don’t see that a lot in anime.

The animation is average at best and the characters are mostly cardboard cutouts, but that’s not very important in this particular show since it’s not plot-heavy. Definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a more realistic and mature SoL.

I read part of the manga a long time ago, and it really is pretty good. For so much anime, SOL somehow translates to “No character development + boring things” which it doesn’t have to be. The pizza scene in particular I felt was great because I actually cared about some of the characters at that part of the story. I should probably pick it up again, but I’ve already forgotten most of the story line.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Mega Gallade confirmed!

As stated earlier, the fact that the large growth on her face is a similar colour to the green coloured parts of her body implies that is not hair, but an extension of her body.
It was never meant to imply hair.
I would accept that the artists had intended for it to be hair if there weren’t heavy implications that it is indeed not hair.

Yes. You can infer that it’s not hair. But it still looks like hair, and that’s the point. Nobody said Gardevoir is actually a human.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Mega Gallade confirmed!

And I just said that the only thing human about her is the fact that she can stand on two legs, just like dogs can when they’re begging for a hand out when you’re snacking on some potato chips.

“looks like a human” is different from “having actual human features”. And Gardevoir is humanoid, minus the dress if we’re talking pure body structure. The actual function of its “legs” or “hair” is irrelevant because they were clearly intended to look like legs and hair.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

3.5/10
Sorry, I just really don’t like the sounds of violins and dubstep together.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yDP9MKVhZc

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Mega Gallade confirmed!

Nintendo really needs to step up its MegaEvo game. M Gallade looks like regular Gallade but with a different color scheme and “accessories”. It’s like they’re getting less and less creative with each new release.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: Online game series with 3+ installments)

Auriferous

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Also, has anyone here seen Psycho Pass? Pretty sure that’s my favourite anime. Even better than Deathnote. Makishima is a beautiful man.

YES. I just watched it a month ago and it blew my mind. Really looking forward to the second season. Also Makishima has the best sense of fashion.

Edit: *had

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

8/10
Titus Andronicus – A More Perfect Union

 
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Topic: Forum Games / The List(current round: Online game series with 3+ installments)

Anglican

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Vaporwave

Floral Shoppe is the only vaporwave album I’ve listened to entirely, and it’s really good. The second track was stuck in my head for an entire month.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by 10crystalmask01:

Anybody watched Mekakucity actors?

I’ve only read the manga and a minimal amount of the anime, but from what I’ve seen it tries way to hard to be cool.

This thread has turned into text walls. Gross.

I’m having a hard time figuring out if this is sarcasm or not, but if not I think its kind of sad that you would want to discourage meaningful, active discussion.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Characteristic is any attribute that a person or thing possesses. I don’t see how motives and reasoning are not characteristics just because they’re not physically visible. They’re all part of him and makes up his personality.

Yeah, it’s clear to me now how different our definitions of personality are, because I don’t consider motives or reasoning to be “attributes” either. What I was trying to say earlier wasn’t that the characteristics and qualities that “personality” is comprised of are “physically visible” (I can’t see how this even works), but that whereas at times motives and reasoning must be inferred, what I consider to be “personality” can be directly and plainly observed by other characters and by the viewer. And they usually can’t be thoroughly described with single term, “simple” adjectives, either.

RNG chose Bakemonogatori in favor of Say “I Love You”, so looks like I’ll be finishing it tonight.

That anime was such a waste of time for me. The main girl is a bland, nearly emotionless shoujo-manga girl that has no redeeming attributes that I can think of. The OP was pretty good, though.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Rate the song above you. V.2

Originally posted by inmonkeyness:
Originally posted by lei_wulong:

5/10 2buttrock4me, this sounds so much like teh ‘Back that it’s not even funny. Hell, even the singer sounds a bit too much like teh Kroegster™.

I expected that to be some kind of power metal song

Actually it’s an instrumental neoclassical metal album, that was the only song without distorted guitars, though it’s not any different from other songs found on the album when it comes to musicianship. It’s a great tribute to our metal forefathers such as BACH, HAYDN and PAGANINI which made the foundations for the metal temple in the vast musical wilderness. I like all of the songs from that album because it honours the contributions of our metal forefathers. I’m a metalhead, not a poseurhead.

On-topic:
Kraftwerk – Computerwelt

7/10 not my favorite.
Listen or suffer.

6/10. I haven’t actually read any of Lovecraft’s works, so I feel I missed pretty much every reference in there, but I still like the original song a lot.

Actually it’s an instrumental neoclassical metal album, that was the only song without distorted guitars, though it’s not any different from other songs found on the album when it comes to musicianship. It’s a great tribute to our metal forefathers such as BACH, HAYDN and PAGANINI which made the foundations for the metal temple in the vast musical wilderness. I like all of the songs from that album because it honours the contributions of our metal forefathers. I’m a metalhead, not a poseurhead.

That’s pretty damn interesting, I’ve never heard of that genre of metal (not that I’m even familiar with any metal subgenres in the first place). I’ve tried to get into true metal in the past, but I just can’t. It’s one of those things where I can definitely see the appeal, but I guess it’s just not for me. The closest thing to true metal that I like is more like a fusion of shoegaze and post-metal:

Deafheaven – Dream House

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

I would even argue that he has one of the more in-depth personality in the show.

How so? And more importantly, how is his worldview a byproduct of his personality? If I understand you correctly, you’re saying that a character holding certain worldviews must possess a certain type of personality. Does this mean that his disposition can never contradict his views? Just trying to understand your position a little more clearly.

He’s one of the few characters in the show that actually had a decent reason to participate in the war (explained in the flashback).

You think so? I thought pretty much all the characters had valid reasons for wanting to participate except for maybe Caster’s master. Maybe not justified, but valid nonetheless.

If personality is “the collection of characteristics or qualities”, then the characteristics or qualities would be the things I listed. I don’t really see how you’re getting the idea that those things aren’t part of it. All those things are exactly what makes up personality.

Because motivation and reasoning are not characteristics or qualities. It is, to take another definition, “the visible aspect of one’s character as it impresses others”. In other words, the plainly perceived parts of the character, that may be influenced by a character’s motivation and reasoning, but doesn’t include them in its literal definition. This is why I think that Kiritsugu’s motivation, his drive to enforce what he deems as justice, is not part of his personality, but it does influence it.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Not having emotion doesn’t mean he doesn’t have personality.

I didn’t say he had no personality, I said he barely has one, yet still manages to represent utilitarianism well despite this.

Wikipedia’s definition: personality has to do with individual differences among people in behavior patterns, cognition and emotion. Personality is the combination of motivation, reasoning, attitude, and other mental attributes. They’re all interrelated.

Personality “has to do” with all of this, but the actual definition of the word is that it’s a collection of characteristics or qualities. Yes, motivation and reasoning can influence personality, but that doesn’t make them part of personality itself.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

That still falls in the realm of personalities though.

It’s related to personalities I suppose, but it doesn’t support your idea that a character has to possess a certain personality for him/her to subscribe to a particular philosophy. Most of the time, you infer a character believes something through his actions, not his personality. A character can have a virtually blank personality and still express a worldview. Kiritsugu for the most part fits this. He has almost no personality, but his character still makes a strong statement against Utilitarianism.

Personality isn’t simply X is optimistic, Y is short-tempered either, it’s also how someone reasons.

I disagree. Personality is what is directly observable about the character, while his method of reasoning falls beyond that. His motivations are also deeper. Personality is the outward, perceived appearance, but there’s also plenty of other factors to consider. And, like motivation, they may influence his personality, but they’re still separate.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Damn, you’re right. I got confused there because I said

Out of curiosity though, what do you find so unique about their personalities? To me, Hachikuji just seems abnormally precocious, and I can understand Shinobu and her character having to adapt to a whole new body and persona, but they never really stood out to me as unique characters in particular, especially in the context of Monogatari.

Which kind of contradicts my own view that personalities don’t mainly define characters as a whole. Guess I should reread my statements before clicking “Submit Reply”.

But on the other hand, if we’re still continuing our discussion about “characters”:

Not sure if I can agree with that. How can you infer that a character symbolizes utilitarianism without having certain personality? A character with selfish nature wouldn’t be a good representation of utilitarianism.

What about someone using the philosophy of utilitarianism for his own purposes, to achieve his own goals? It can be ironic because that conflicts with the idea of Utilitarianism, but is still definitely possible. So yeah, a selfish character can still subscribe to utilitarianistic and can even still represent it, especially if the author views the philosophy in a negative light. And it isn’t just restricted to a selfish personality, either.
I can’t really think of any personality that would utterly contradict any depiction of Utilitarianism, but that’s beside the point. My point is that there can be instances where the personality doesn’t necessarily have to reinforce the views expressed by the character as a whole.

 
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kind of odd to get that carried away to where you would die for a lie

Well again, he’s clearly not mentally right in the head. And the monster obviously isn’t real, but serves as a representation of life’s worries that you can escape or “defeat” by just ending it all. But that’s just my own interpretation of it. I feel like it’s a bit inconsistent, but it’s been a while since I’ve seen NHK, so whatever.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Originally posted by Immortal7777:

So then why does he jump off the cliff? Was suicide really necessary to prevent her from killing herself?

So he was basically faking it and willing to die to prevent misaki from jumping?

I think he was under the mentality that he would have no reason to live if Misaki died, or maybe he just got caught up in the moment like he did in the earlier suicide meetup scene (I mean, he’s obviously depressed and/or schizophrenic). Or maybe it was a combination of him initially appealing to her sense of compassion (“If you die, so will I!”) and then getting caught up in the moment.

 
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Topic: Off-topic / Anime Addicts Anonymous (AAA)

Those are simply the interpretive byproduct of a character’s personality. You can’t have any of those without the character’s personality.

A character’s personality can be irrelevant to his/her role. For example, a character that can represent the aspect of utilitarianism in a story can have almost any personality. It’s still a significant part of his/her character.

At this point, you’re pretty much dissecting the show as a whole rather than simply focusing on one character.

Well characters are part of the show, so I guess you could say that I am in a sense “dissecting” it. But ultimately my argument is about single characters, and how they’re defined, which you’re saying is only by personality and background, whereas I’m saying that there’s more to it than just those two.

I’m sure every character in Monogatari is meaningful in some way, but some character personalities are just more appealing than others.

I originally asked why you found her character as a whole more unique, not just her personality, which I think is where we differ.

Originally posted by Immortal7777:

I just watched the entire welcome to the NHK in one day and I am confused about the final episode.

Why did sato say that the NHK were using psychic attacks on him so he had to jump off the cliff with his phone to kill it? They showed the monster at the end. What was the point of that? Did he really believe that there was an NHK thing or was it actually there?

Spoilers
Sato was trying to prevent Misaki from committing suicide, and the ending is a bit ambiguous, but I think he was trying to startle her into not doing so, and to show her that he still needs her (the reason she wants to kill herself is because she thinks she isn’t necessary to Sato anymore). The scene at the end also shows how he has to accept the harsh reality, that there’s no NHK monster that he can pin the blame on, and that he needs to take responsibility for himself, pick himself up, and lead a better life.

 
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Essentially, a character is based off of two observable factors: backstory and personality (there’s appearance, but that’s usually not important). I value personality more than backstory most of the time because that’s what’s usually prevalent throughout the show. A backstory allows us to understand a character, but personality is what makes a character good. You’re right that characters are defined not just by interactions with another character, but in the context of Monogatari, it is a big portion.

So basically, if a character has no known backstory, all that’s left to judge him/her by is his/her personality? I don’t think I can agree with this, because the majority of characters would be fairly bland if their creators followed this formula. And personality by itself is as you said only an observable factor, when there’s almost always more meaning to the character beneath it. I mean, there’s a lot of more ways characters are generally portrayed, whether as personified worldviews, symbols to support a theme, or even as self-insert characters, just to name a few. While some of these maybe lacking in personality/background, the author’s intent plays a big role too. If the characters competently serves the role the author assigns him/her and if the effect created is ultimately an interesting and ambitious one, I would consider him/her a better character than someone with simply a better background and personality but with a lesser role. However, I’m not saying that Hachikuji is an inferior character because of this, just that there are other things to consider.