eleanor

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  1. Anime

    I've totally fallen out of the anime fandom, but recently have started to get back into it via Naruto (used to love that series). But in general I have no idea what's going on with the anime scene in general or what's out or what's new-- so I decided to come here and ask! I guess I could say I prefer action/shounen anime, but my favorite shows are a mish-mash of everything-- I'd say top four: Fullmetal Alchemist, Evangelion, Naruto, Ouran High School Host Club. Heavy emphasis on Fullmetal Alchemist, I like seriously adore the manga and really liked the anime too. OHSHC is kind of an outlier, I usually cannot stand shoujo series or romance anime, but it brings the lolz and has lots of 2D-hot guys than I could get behind it. I just prefer an ongoing series that has an active fandom, as it seems like Naruto's is kind of dead imo, but I like filing away the less popular/shorter quality series for when I'm bored (like Kaiba or Mushishi). Series I've tried to get into but it didn't work out: - Axis Powers Hetalia - Soul Eater - Bleach and One Piece lol ty :D
  2. DAMN THIS THREAD IS STILL GOING STRONG
  3. [quote name='Vicky' date='04 November 2010 - 11:07 AM' timestamp='1288886846' post='701527'] I think we still get our loans, but the problem is the debt will leave is in deep around 18K - more than double that if we take out a loan for living expenses. However, apparently the report suggests focusing on STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths). The Arts & Humanities are seen as mickey mouse degrees (I'm doing a degree in Creative Writing), so those degrees are likely to lose funding and only be run from top Universities that can afford to run them. I don't understand at all... they moan about students doing apparently 'nothing', but we pay back the money we borrow. The families that stay jobless for 20 years just to get benefits don't pay that money back - but the tax payer still pays for them to slob around.... (PS: I have not heard the Lib Dems actually do a thing since they formed this really crap joint government. It's not joint - it's Cameron time.) [/quote] Ah I see.... well then, to be honest as an American I'm used to seeing students take out that much money (and more) in loans to go to college. So... I sympathize in that this is such a sudden change to everyone, and I don't think it's fair, really. But, yeah, welcome to how the majority of U.S. students pay for schooling. lol not much more I can say there As for the degrees, I kinda doubt degrees like English will be cut. I know it's not Creative Writing, but it's the closest thing you can get and you still write. Oh, the slippery slope of becoming a Republican P:
  4. I can't say I've been following this closely. I know about it because I'm in the UK right now. Gut reaction? I'm American, where 10k+ in student loans is common, so it's harder for me to comprehend how badly this affects students and their families (but you guys don't even get loans!). But as someone whose been in a family that's been struggling financially, in the end my sympathies go out to all of you, hard. It's an awful situation-- families who have been used to your old system don't PLAN for these sudden and massive changes-- and the capping decision just makes it worse. I was in Liverpool last weekend and started talking to some guys while walking to a train station, by the end I felt awful because one of them was a father whose daughter made great grades but there was no way he could afford uni. It's such a working-class city, I can imagine that that's happening to many of them. :/
  5. [quote name='CaNz' date='21 October 2010 - 11:25 PM' timestamp='1287717943' post='701221'] yeah... well which picture looks cooler, the guy tapping around a ball or a the tank with an egg? (huh... Allamorph and I agree... this is a strange thread,) [/quote] they look equally cool
  6. [quote name='Gavin' date='18 October 2010 - 12:47 PM' timestamp='1287420467' post='701129'] [font="Tahoma"][size="2"] Is it totally wrong of me to want to see a similar "Right Wing" retort to that? Just to compare which comes across as even more idiotic.[/size][/font] [/quote] no, that would be kind of hilarious
  7. I got excited that this was about football but then realized it was about [url="http://www.eatliver.com/img/2009/3849.jpg"]handegg[/url]
  8. [quote name='Gavin' date='18 October 2010 - 06:23 AM' timestamp='1287397403' post='701124'] [font="Tahoma"][size="2"] I fail to see the point of this video completely beyond shock value.[/size][/font] [/quote] I mean I think it's pretty obvious it's a video for people who already support the cause and a way to raise money
  9. [quote name='AvalonAngel' date='12 October 2010 - 05:26 PM' timestamp='1286918791' post='701061'] [font="Garamond"]So, I'm seriously considering taking Kickboxing at the community center. 40 bucks a month for twice a week isn't half bad in my opinion. Practically a steal. I just hope I haven't lost all my flexibility.[/font] [/quote] all my muscle injuries happened because I didn't stretch properly XP
  10. [quote name='James' date='23 September 2010 - 09:02 AM' timestamp='1285246965' post='700711'] [font="Palatino Linotype"]Wow, that sounds incredible. How much flexibility did you have in your course to determine where/when to go? I am researching this for myself, although I actually don't think I'll be in a position to do it for a while yet. But I'm very keen and it definitely seems doable. [/font] [/quote] Do you mean like how much flexibility did I have in choosing Scotland? Basically my undergraduate offers a bunch of places around the world students can study abroad in, and you can do either one semester (fall or spring) or a year there (some of the programs required a year, though). I chose Scotland because I was limited to English-speaking countries, and between London and St. Andrews I chose the latter just because I thought I'd like it better. It's really nice! Although the pound-dollar conversion still kills me...
  11. I'm in Scotland right now studying abroad and I ******* love it. Was interesting to see the clay pigeon team sitting behind us at the pub last night get completely naked Also, the classes here are once a week for three hours and I only have to take two. It is so goddamn glorious. I wish I was here for a year instead of a semester
  12. Writing

    The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, mostly because I have a literary hard-on for magical realism done right. Except I have yet to read all of Marquez's books, so... But then again I'm ADD with my reading. Also, on the topic of Murakami. I read Kafka on the Shore and I thought it was kinda overrated. By the end I felt like I was watching some hyped anime show that was making things too metaphysical and trying too hard. But to be fair I read it a long time ago and I should probably re-read. But his writing was amazing.
  13. One of my writers signed up for an advance screening of this movie a while ago and her review of it was basically: there was a lot of violence in this movie, and acting seemed kind of hammy! I was like... facepalm facepalm facepalm
  14. Once in class my professor talked about how there are only around 7 different kinds of stories, and this one guy in my class was like "No, that's not true. I watch some shows that don't have any kind of plot. They're like 'slice-of-life' shows." I got SO MUCH secondhand embarrassment, seriously, because everyone was looking at him like "WTF" and he had to sit there and name the shows because my professor was genuinely interested. Not to mention he was wrong anyway. /csb
  15. [quote name='Lady Shy' date='12 September 2010 - 06:10 PM' timestamp='1284329427' post='700448'] Burning a book has nothing to do with any form of free speech. It is completely ridiculous to even consider that. It would more likely be considered under anything along the lines of "I bought it, so I own it, so I can do whatever I want with it." Which still makes the burning of books lame, but at least it makes sense in a rather basic way. [/quote] Actually, the Supreme Court has ruled three times in favor of protecting the right to burning the American flag, which I would view as a similar offense-- the burning of venerated objects. The burning of venerated objects is a "symbolic" form of free speech. It's still controversial, no doubt, but for now it's a protected form of free speech. I can see why you'd personally think that, but if you're arguing this from a constitutional standpoint, than that statement really has no legs to stand on. IMO, even personally, I believe burning books, and other venerated objects, should be protected by the First Amendment. The point of the First Amendment is that it protects even forms of expression that most people would be disgusted by.