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The Flood / Re: How's your dating life going?
« on: January 22, 2020, 09:50:03 PM »
After the last girl went haywire I thought I would apathetic to the idea, but a female friend of mine is showing confusing(?) signs. We've hung out a lot 1:1, some of which were her initiating plans; but neither of us have mentioned the subject to each other yet. Although January is almost over we have Christmas gifts to exchange. My thought process is, if there is any chemistry there it'll develop even with things going at an absolute snail's pace.

The Flood / Re: Jive turkey physique 2020
« on: January 19, 2020, 09:44:50 AM »
Perfectly sculpted like the Gods, Heracles would be proud.

Serious / Re: 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: January 17, 2020, 12:55:51 AM »
He's impeached, he just hasn't been convicted. Impeachment is nothing more than a formal accusation of grievances against the official. He has to be convicted in the following trial in order to be removed from office, being convicted requires a Senate super-majority of 67 votes.

What does this mean? Hes not impeached yet, right?

Serious / Re: 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: January 15, 2020, 03:54:31 PM »
After delaying for a month, Pelosi caved in and sent the articles over to the Senate today with no leverage from McConnell. The full trial could start as early as next Tuesday.

The Flood / Re: I started watching the Mobile Suit Gundam series
« on: January 14, 2020, 01:11:46 PM »

The Flood / Re: Watched both Heaven's Feel movies
« on: January 09, 2020, 10:18:51 PM »
She sings while walking with Shirou near the end of the movie, you just don't hear it.

Also I thought about posting all this in that thread, but didn't know if I'd be chastised for not actually talking about the games, or specifically Grand Order.

No singing Illya/10
Literally unwatchable.

Also we've got a Fate thread in Gay-Ming already.

The Flood / Watched both Heaven's Feel movies
« on: January 09, 2020, 07:43:08 PM »
And I also watched all the Garden of Sinners movies.

What the fuck. Also, Azaka is an absolute QT.

The Flood / Re: The Mandalorian
« on: January 09, 2020, 03:26:42 PM »
RIP In Peace IG-11

Also that post-credits scene was pretty sick.

The Flood / Re: So I’m reading The Communist Manifesto/Das Kapital
« on: January 05, 2020, 11:39:40 AM »
I’m not afraid to admit that I went into the book with the mindset against Socialism. But I still hoped to find something I could agree with him on. But when you have such a false view of the world that is objectively just untrue, everything else that builds upon that foundation is going to be difficult to justify.

i'm sure this was a completely unbiased close reading done in good faith with no preconceived notions whatsoever

The Flood / Re: So I’m reading The Communist Manifesto
« on: January 05, 2020, 10:39:39 AM »
So the book also came with Das Kapital by Engels. I'm gonna read that now and see if this has more sense than good ol' Karl.

The Flood / Re: So I’m reading The Communist Manifesto
« on: January 05, 2020, 10:38:27 AM »
It would've been a good read if this was meant to be a college paper on "how to fix the entirety of human existence in 40 pages or less". But unfortunately for Marxists, such a feat is impossible and I expected more from someone who claims he knows how the world works, even if he actually doesn't.

It's funny you mention his life though. People would for years claim that an old man that can't even manage his own finances and write as legible as chicken scratches (that had to be translated by his fucking wife) was not a good fit for telling entire counties how to run their economy; but people would claim that's a ad hominem to him and say we shouldn't ignore the actual content of what he was preaching.

Lo and behold his actual content that he preached is straight up trash.

Dude was a Jew who was bad at money. You expect him to speak sensibly?

The Flood / So I’m reading The Communist Manifesto/Das Kapital
« on: January 04, 2020, 06:20:01 PM »
This book fucking sucks. Talk about a bunch of ideas/beliefs that haven’t aged well. the more I read it the more I’m confused at how Marxism was taken seriously.

In chapter 2 he talks about how the ruling class only wants marriage so that they can turn their wives into working serfs. It’s funny that around sixty years later in a conservative America that the wife working was a revolutionary idea, completely at odds with what he claimed.

Or how a middle-class person doesn’t exist at all in his mind. In his point of view it’s just hopping between being some caricature of a fat cat or literally starving on the streets.

I get that I have to take into account the time period and location he was in, but all of his notions of how society would turn out is ending up false and is backed by nothing but his own opinion.

The Flood / Re: Merry 2019 Christmas everyone!
« on: December 30, 2019, 05:08:04 PM »
Nice, that’s not a Ver. K is it?

The Flood / Re: Disney's 'Star Wars': The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 26, 2019, 11:11:49 AM »
Adam Driver has completely by himself carried this entire trilogy on his back.

kylo ren is officially my favorite star wars character, and it's not close anymore

The Flood / Re: Merry 2019 Christmas everyone!
« on: December 26, 2019, 12:09:32 AM »
Christmas hauls?


The Flood / Re: Sleep
« on: December 24, 2019, 02:01:06 PM »
I sleep on my side; a big problem for me though is I absolutely have to be cold in order to sleep. I tend to have really high body heat so if I'm warm under the blanket I'll sweat and never fall asleep. Summer here in FL is particularly brutal.

I also need about ten hours in order to function properly throughout the day. All those studies of "adults need seven-eight hours and have to wake up in the morning" is largely bullshit and peoples circadian rhythm are pretty unique. I did years of waking up at 5 and going to bed at 9 and I was fucking miserable. My current work schedule has me waking up at around noon and going to bed at around 2 and I'm the happiest I've been in a long time.

The Flood / Re: We Miss you guys
« on: December 21, 2019, 01:33:34 PM »
And do what? I can’t post since I never played Destiny 2. Fuck Bungie anyways, soulless sellouts.

I think it would be cool for you guys to at least visit, ya know

The Flood / Re: Disney's 'Star Wars': The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 20, 2019, 08:40:28 PM »
Come now, you should already know the answer(s) for that.

Also why are social justice types throwing shit fits over Reylo happening?

The Flood / Re: Disney's 'Star Wars': The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 20, 2019, 08:14:39 PM »
Weren’t Kyber Crystals mined on that one desert planet in Rogue One? IIRC that was a semi-important plot point since those powered the Death Star.

Here's a plothole that literally nobody on Earth should care about, but will of course be blown out of proportion by neckbeards
Starkiller base was actually Illum, where  all Lightsaber kyber crystals come from. So where did Rey get hers? Are we bringing synthetic crystals back into canon

Serious / Re: 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: December 20, 2019, 01:23:52 AM »
Maybe one where the Senate majority leader, who would play a large role in proceedings and has flatly said that he isn't even going to attempt to be fair or impartial, can't murder the trial in its crib?

Of course he's going to biased and unfair, there's absolutely no repercussions for him doing so. Is it right? Absolutely not, but the House is bluffing to him and he's calling their bluff to their face. There is no positive outcome for them. Either they send the articles now and it gets thrown out (and let's be honest, even with a fair trial it would never get a 2/3 vote anyways), OR they delay this entire debacle all the way to the election and they risk gambling their voter-base who were led on the promise that Trump would be removed from office; meanwhile Trump's voter-base doesn't change at all.

If this was an easy process, then it wouldn't be so damn important. It must be done BECAUSE it is hard. Now is already past when these flagrant abuses of power should have been answered, and they must be stopped before it is unstoppable. Doing nothing is tantamount to rolling over and dying.

You can want him impeached, the house impeached him, everyone in the country could want him gone. That's not the problem, the problem is how they're doing it. Instead of playing political gambling when they have no good hands, they should focus on getting their candidates to parrot "where's the wall?" and "why isn't Mexico paying for it?" over and over again because THAT'S what's going to get Trump out of office the fastest.

Serious / Re: 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: December 19, 2019, 06:55:31 PM »
They don’t need a scheduling excuse, even Senate Democrats don’t want to go through with this. The House Democrats have shot themselves in the foot.

that they'll actually hold trial and not just find some scheduling excuse to meme it out the window.

Serious / Re: 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: December 19, 2019, 04:04:35 PM »
So I’m looking up why exactly Pelosi is delaying the sending of the articles. Supposedly she wants to confirm a fair trial in the Senate first? Can anyone confirm?

What counts as fair? Are we going to have to wait until AFTER the election before we even get a trial? This would be an even more foolish move.

Serious / Re: 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: December 19, 2019, 03:42:59 PM »
The evidence is shady, and the timing is right on the wall to boot. If they were serious about wanting him removed they would have came up with these same articles back in 2017, or even last year. But doing this at the turn of an election year when all their candidates for the office aren’t massively well received, AND they failed to make a blue wave last election when the opposing party is supposed to make huge gains, AANNDD they don’t have anything to show for opposing him at every corner?

Also adding insult to injury is that not only is the Senate more than happy to take the impeachment articles (which Pelosi is delaying for....reasons) but they’re continuing to pass more federal judge appointments from Trump. They’re panicking because they can’t keep RBG on those clothes pins forever and it’s unlikely she’ll make it to 2024 (TBH she isn’t really even fit now) and will lose the courts for an entire generation.

I'm not sure I understand the logic of criticizing impeachment when they can't guarantee removal (which has never happened). It seems pretty clear that Trump is just going to keep breaking rules; why not punish him for it? Frankly, the only people that seem to be putting on a show for the sake of their careers are the republicans.

Serious / Re: 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: December 19, 2019, 03:36:07 PM »
The man will be dead before the polls open, he’s way too fucking old. To be honest, a lot of them are, I can’t see many of them lasting four years in office, let alone eight.

bernie is and has been every step of the way

The Flood / Re: Disney's 'Star Wars': The Rise of Skywalker
« on: December 19, 2019, 03:33:39 PM »
All the leaks from over a month ago turned out to be true. I did not care for this movie and judging by the current reviews, I’m not alone in this sentiment.

Serious / Re: 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: December 19, 2019, 12:01:15 PM »
It's not going to though. A 2/3 super majority in the Senate to remove him from office? That's not going to happen with McConnell running the show. The Democrats in the House even knew it wasn't going to happen, this was just political theater so they could keep their seats next year, little do they know it wont help them win the general election, none of their presidential front-liners are simply up to snuff.

I hope it happens, for the sake of the world.

Serious / 2019-2020 Trump Impeachment Trial
« on: December 18, 2019, 09:02:29 PM »
The House has approved two articles of Impeachment against President Trump.

Regardless of whether or not you hate/like him, I think this was an incredibly stupid move on the House's part. With the Republican Senate majority there is no way in Hell he is going to be convicted and removed from office. This was nothing more than a flex move for their reelection. Yes, his reputation will be tarnished but so will theirs when their constituents get angry at the fact that they failed to remove him from office.

Is he guilty? Probably. But looking back on history, Clinton was super guilty and I still think (after the fact) that he shouldn't have been impeached.

Anyways, general discussion on the matter here.

The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 11, 2019, 04:17:09 PM »
If you're talking about the titles of the new movies, yeah they're kinda convoluted for no real good reason.

The Japanese titles for the films are "Prelude" for the first, "Break" for the second, and "Q"/"Quicken" for the third. It's supposed to follow the Jo-Ha-Kyu format of a typical Japanese art piece. The fourth film having the musical notation for End/Repeat.

For the international titles, that's where they add all the numbers and shit, with the subtitle being a general overall theme for the movie. 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 are the theatrical cuts released in Japanese theaters; there's no way to get your hands on them and are probably locked away in a vault by Studio Khara. What everyone watches is the 1.11, 2.22, and 3.33 DVD/BD version of the films. These are the finalized version that contain scene adjustments, animation corrections, and in the case of the first two films, some small amounts of new footage.

There is another version of the first film titled 1.01 but this is an inferior version and only die hard collectors would want it makes sense that I'd have a copy of 1.01 AND two copies of 1.11.

My Eva collection

Evangelion 3.14: You can (not) understand Japanese naming conventions

The Flood / Re: Evangelion
« on: December 11, 2019, 11:32:33 AM »
We learn as much as Shinji does which was a huge deal in episode 23 when we learn why she's so aloof. Rei didn't learn anything there because she already knew all that.

And she started growing less cold right from episode 6; there's plenty of heart warming moments of her in EoE too.

But they never went anywhere with it
We never learn any more about her and she never learns any more about herself

She just stays cold and aloof the whole series and we never really see more than that

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