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  1. 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. OH
  2. [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
  3. 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 decisio
  4. [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
  5. [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
  6. 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]
  7. [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
  8. [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
  9. [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 a
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. [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 Ameri
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