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  1. amibasuki

    Youtube Addiction

    [FONT=Arial]I have this...thing?, for Youtube, and I find it actually takes up a huge percentage of time I'm on the internet, which kind of surprises and embarrasses me ^_^'. I'm interested in what the Otakuboards members like to see when they're using it themselves. so for this thread, maybe mention some of your favorite clips, what type of videos you look for, and any youtube videos you yourself might have uploaded![/FONT]
  2. amibasuki

    Pizza Thread

    [FONT=Arial]I have a soft spot for Cici's; they got me hooked on barbecue chicken pizza. and I am sure glad someone else mentioned Godfather's. definitely one of my favorite places to get pizza. depending on what you order, it can get pretty greasy, but that's never stopped me from coming in. so,my favorite place is either Godfather's or The Pie. LAWDY!!! you have NEVER eaten pizza until you've eaten there!!! if you're in downtown SLC or just around the general Salt Lake area, chances are you'll run into one. I would seriously recommend any one of their specialty pizzas, and they've got some pretty interesting ones. Little Caesars is hit or miss for me (depends on the location and type of pizza you get), Domino's is usually cardboard, Pier 49 is always a good choice (and I love the apple beer on tap), Pizza Hut tends to be great usually, and the only thing I'd ever order from Papa John's is their thin crust supreme pizza. oh, and for another Utah place, if you're ever in Ephraim (lord help you), eat at Fat Jack's. pretty amazing stuff. [/FONT]
  3. amibasuki

    Bug Appetite

    [quote name='DeathKnight'][COLOR=crimson]Eh, I eat dead cows, pigs, chickens, and fish. Few bugs can't hurt. My girlfriend hates all these wonderful things that she thinks are gross: Okra (not even in jambalaya), Shellfish (including CRAWDAD :(), and Mushrooms (!). Man, fried okra is the ****. Add a few crickets and I am sure it is that much better![/COLOR][/quote] [FONT=Arial]okay, I can understand how she might have a problem with mushrooms, but crawdads? okra? come on! I have yet to see the sale of any in Utah (then again I haven't gone out of my way to look either :P), but I had them quite a bit living in Georgia. okra too, but that was mostly because of the school cafeteria -- I think I'm the only one in my family who likes it. :catgirl: I could maybe -- possibly -- perhaps if some sort of payment was involved -- see myself eating bugs. but I'd have to know EXACTLY what I was eating, and it would have to be spiced accordingly. I ain't eating bugs with just salt! could you imagine being one of the cooks/chefs who get to taste-test in this potential area of pioneering territory? [/FONT][FONT=Arial]:tasty:[/FONT]
  4. amibasuki

    Maturing: Looking Back on Old Posts

    [FONT=Arial]haha, I remember being all about the post counts. I'd write just a little over two sentences on some topic I didn't honestly know too much about and rationalize to myself, "I kept on topic and it was over two lines. it counts!" and I very much miss my old Julia avatar. cute little thing. the furthest back I've looked at old posts of mine was maybe a couple of months before I stopped coming around for a while. I think I was quite more well-spoken in the written word than I am now, mostly because I'm so out of practice nowadays, I guess. I've also noticed how my opinions from back then have changed pretty drastically, and how I had a habit of making uninformed or prejudiced generalizations about people, which I think (at least for me) came from a combination of immaturity (both age and mindset-wise) and a lack of being exposed to different cultures/viewpoints growing up. not to say that getting older or being aware of personal differences ensures mental maturity lol, but I think the increased life experience that someone can get from both do help as far as individual maturation goes. [/FONT]
  5. amibasuki

    Ramen: Staple or obsession?

    [FONT=Arial]ramen never really did it for me, but I kept it around because it was so cheap and it was one of the only things I could afford during my first year of college. I'd eat pretty much any flavor, but there was a preference in brand, I think; one brand just tasted a little nastier than the others. occasionally I can eat it about once a month nowadays, but there isn't much overall nutritional value to it, so it's kept at a minimum.[/FONT]
  6. amibasuki

    Every Movie You've Watched in 2008

    [B][FONT=Arial]Requiem for a Dream [/FONT][/B][FONT=Arial]- after the movie ended, everybody who was watching it with me were stunned and couldn't think of anything to say for a good 10-15 seconds afterwards. I myself am not (entirely) familiar with drug culture, but a few of the people watching it with me attested that it was all entirely accurate (worst-case scenario-wise also, but accurate). definitely not a feel-good movie, but incredibly powerful. [B]Smiley Face[/B] - I saw clips of it on Youtube before and thought, "who would make such a ****** movie?", but curiosity got the better of me. actually, if you can handle the whole stoner movie thing, it's pretty funny. I guess it would help to have 'experience' in one way or another (first-person or second-hand) with said substance to appreciate it lol. I'm just glad it was under a hundred minutes long; much more than that would've been overkill. [B]Tyler Perry's Diary of a Mad Black Woman [/B]- this is a play production on DVD I'm talking about. Tyler Perry is hilarious both as a playwright and an actor. the only real problem I had with the production was the guy who played Charles: great singing voice, but what a flat boar he is as an actor! didn't have me convinced in the end at all. the ending wasn't what I would have preferred btw, but I guess the ending it had was legitimate. [B]Movie Count So Far: 30[/B] [/FONT]
  7. amibasuki

    Every Movie You've Watched in 2008

    [FONT=Arial][B]Sideways [/B]- freaking amazing movie. pacing was slightly slower than I would have preferred, but it was appropriate for the movie. it's one of those character development-focused movies (my favorite type), and a must-see for anyone else who favors those. [B]Cats [/B]- second or third time watching it. if you don't like musicals, you probably won't like this either. it also helps to have background info about the musical, or it could be confusing. [B]Barbershop [/B]- first ten minutes of it were so cheesy I almost turned it off right there. it got better after a while though. ending was corny as well. Raisin in the Sun plot, except more gangsta, or something to that effect. Cedric the Entertainer is great in it. Ice Cube sucked. if I were to watch it again, it would be in a guilty-pleasure way, since parts of it were pretty hilarious. [B]Wanda Sykes: Sick and Tired [/B]- I LOVE this woman! one of my favorite comedians (best part about Evan Almighty too, which isn't saying much I guess). [B]Angels in America [/B]- parts of it were amazing, and then parts of it were extremely disappointing. one of the main characters was just dropped and forgotten about at the end of the movie! some of the rhetoric of the movie felt too pretentious (which is what I think the playwright was going for, but I certainly didn't prefer it). however, everyone in their respective roles did an amazing job on their performances, and the musical theme for the movie is absolutely beautiful. [B]Movie count for 2008 so far: 27[/B] [/FONT]
  8. amibasuki

    Jokes you enjoy.

    [FONT=Arial]major prop-age to the person who quoted Demetri Martin. some other jokes to add from Demetri: [/FONT][FONT=Arial]-the one in my signature. - I heard this lady say, ?I love kids.? That?s nice, a little weird though. It?s like saying ?I like people, for a little while.? ?How old are you? 14? **** off!? You can say ?I love kids? as a general statement, that?s fine. It?s when you get specific that you get into trouble. ?I love twelve-year-olds.?[/FONT] [FONT=Arial]- I think it's weird when you give someone flowers, you're really saying, "Here you go. Now watch these die....because I like you." I feel like you should give someone flowers when you want to threaten them. "[/FONT][FONT=Arial]Here....you're next." - I think vests are all about protection. You know what I mean? Like a life vest protects you from drowning and bulletproof vests protect you from getting shot; and the sweater-vest protects you from pretty girls. - A drunk driver is very dangerous. So is a drunk backseat driver, if he?s persuasive. "Dude, make a left." "Those are trees?" [I]"Trust me[/I]." - A quick way to start a conversation is to say something like ?What?s your favorite color?? A quick way to end a conversation is to say something like ?What?s your favorite color?person??[/FONT] [FONT=Arial] some stuff from Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones's Diary author): Good things to say to Radical Feminist Bank Managers: - "I'm part of a pioneer generation relying on my own economic power, struggling to be freed from centuries of paternalistic sexist oppression. Bastards! F***wittage! So can I have a teensy extension on my overdraft, please?" Bad things to say to Radical Feminist Bank Managers: - "If you don't lend me enough money to buy outfits, how can I be expected to find anyone rich enough to pay off my overdraft?" [/FONT]
  9. amibasuki

    Favorite Pet(s)

    [FONT=Arial]chibi-master... I kind of want your dog. I hope that's not awkward or anything. as far as favorites goes though, my favorite doggy in the whole wide world is my 5-year old 'puppy' Pippin. she's this completely white, beautiful, adorable chihuahua. oh yeah, you know it. I am of the opinion that most chihuahuas are way more hassle than they're worth, what with the obnoxious barking and nipping and well, peeing all over the place. but Pippin is different. she rarely barks, she NEVER bites, and when she's around people she just wants to give them kisses! or entice them to play with her. and, okay, the peeing is still an issue, but hey, she doesn't live with me! not like my parents would let her even if my apartment allowed for it; they like her too much. ^___^ anyways, I'm a big fan of most (house)dogs, provided they're not mean of course. ever since visiting Seattle, I've had a curiously strong puppy hunger (forget baby hunger), and there's talk of moving into a rented house with another couple next year, so maybe I'll get to have one after all! [/FONT]
  10. amibasuki

    Anime Which series grabbed you from the start?

    [FONT=Arial]the ones that had me hooked from the go were Trigun and *gulp* Fushigi Yuugi. Fushigi Yuugi was the first shoujo (?) anime I had watched (the first anime period being DBZ), and it had never occurred to my young, Americanese self that 'cartoons' didn't necessarily have to be episodic. and for Trigun, come on. Vash is pretty much one of the funniest, addicting characters you could possibly ask for. I wish I could find my Vash doll. :( sucker cost me forty bucks!!! anyways, the series itself was very funny and exciting as well, so....yeah. definitely some good times coming from that show. it took me two or three-ish episodes to get into Cowboy Bebop, but once I got a feel for the show and recognized the underlying plot, there was no stopping. I have to say that nowadays Cowboy Bebop takes the cake compared to the anime I liked from the start. [/FONT]
  11. amibasuki

    I Just Dont Understand

    [FONT=Arial]haha, yeah. next time you need to feel her up [I]really [/I]good. but seriously, with the kind of stuff this girl is pulling [I]that you know of [/I](and her not even being that smart about it), if you actually did end up doing something with her down the road, you can count on a good chance of getting something nasty from her. if you're willing to risk that, go for it. and, I wouldn't expect anything emotionally stable to come from it, if I were you. [/FONT]
  12. amibasuki

    Gay Marriage Legalized in California

    [quote name='Allamorph'][FONT=Arial] And [I]here[/I] I'd like to introduce to you a couple of dear friends of mine: Rhetoric and Flippancy. They're an interesting pair, but they tend to behave themselves whenever I invite Discernment over as well. And then we all play Brawl together.[/FONT][/quote][FONT=Arial] because it's totally easy to discern what someone is [I]actually [/I]saying when you don't have a clue who's actually talking. [I]expect [/I]it to happen; this medium of communication allows for multiple levels of interpretation, especially coming from strangers. [I]get over it [/I]already. [quote name='Allamorph']]I know all that, which might or might not surprise you. But everybody can see also that you're arguing with a wall, so where does that really get you? :p And hey, at least it wasn't [I]me[/I] being flip. Oh, wait. [/quote][/FONT] [FONT=Arial]what wall was I arguing with again? [/FONT][FONT=Arial]you obviously didn't get the point, and this is getting ridiculous. if I'm making points in response to what she's saying, it's not just for [I]her [/I]to see. [/FONT][FONT=Arial]she can be totally unaffected by whatever's being talked about, and I say whoopy for her (and calling someone a wall isn't exactly the best way to stick up for someone -- it's implying she can't/doesn't listen to logic when it's put in front of her, whether or not that's what you were trying to say -- that's how it comes across, which believe it or not, [I]does [/I]count for something on a message board). it's not all about [I]her :smirk:.[/I] the point of responding, even if I was talking to her, was to [I]add to the overall [/I][I]discussion, [/I]regardless of whether she cared or not[I]. [/I]which I'm sorry to say I haven't been doing in this post, but will refrain from going off-topic in future posts. kind of sad how I have to make a case for relevant discussion on a [I]message board[/I] of all places, go figure. [/FONT]
  13. amibasuki

    Gay Marriage Legalized in California

    [quote name='ChibiHorsewoman'][COLOR=#9933ff][FONT=monotype corsiva][SIZE=4]I know I've already replied to this, but I have to throw two more cents into the ring.[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR] [SIZE=4][FONT=monotype corsiva][COLOR=#9933ff]I don't see why so many people are up in arms about gay marriage when there are so many other important issues at hand. Things like the rising costs of fuel and food, the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and who's going to be the next American Idol should outrank if Bobbie and Benny or Debbie and Tiffani are getting married. Get your priorities in order![/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE][/quote] [FONT=Arial][SIZE=2]to that I say, David Cook. all zeh way, behbeeeee.[/SIZE][/FONT]
  14. amibasuki

    Music Your Latest Musical Obsession

    [FONT=Arial]I have to say I've been pretty into Fort Minor lately. I heard about the "group", I guess?, from my husband, who's a big Linkin Park fan, and after listening through The Rising Tied a good couple of times, I think I'm hooked. Mike Shinoda is absolutely amazing at what he does, and he is definitely to thank for how well Linkin Park is doing. if you guys want a good recommendation to start you off, try listening to Kenji or maybe Slip Out the Back. oh yeah, and Where'd You Go has been on the radio for a while now, so if you recognize that song, yeah, Linkin Park's rapper is responsible for that. :p[/FONT]
  15. amibasuki

    Gay Marriage Legalized in California

    [quote name='Allamorph'] [FONT=Arial]Ehh, no, it's pretty much always been that way. No evolution about it; us humans are surprisingly sot in our ways. We don't change, we just find different ways of saying it. :p[/FONT][/quote] [FONT=Arial]okay, true that. [/FONT] [quote name='Allamorph'] [FONT=Arial]Quote within the quote:[/FONT] [I][FONT=Arial]I don’t know how that would even be a question. what, gay couples can’t be as happy as straight couples? what would keep them from being less happy relationship-wise? whether or not marriage ends well isn’t the issue on gay marriage anyway.[/FONT][/I] *end* [FONT=Arial]This isn't a commentary on why homosexual couples shouldn't have marriage rights. It is instead this statement here: *insert cat picture* We cool? To be honest, the parts of her post that weren't laughing at you for blundering straight into her were the basic sentiments of that picture. You're tryin' to argue with a wall, my friend. She just don't care.[/FONT][/quote] [FONT=Arial]so if we’re talking about the second post, considering how she started off by saying, “And seriously folks, let's think about it. …”, it’s up for discussion. if asking a question like that amidst the topic at hand was solely an attempt at sarcasm that she didn't want an answer to, it was very much displaced. [/FONT] [FONT=Arial]the parts where she wasn’t hatin’ from my hatin’ consisted of arguing why she didn’t agree with my reasons for supporting gay marriage that I previously wrote. regardless of whether or not she was apathetic of the topic she wrote about or whatever the apathetic-ness involves, she participated in the discussion, which the points she brought up were perfectly legit to reply to, especially on a message board that’s made for discussions such as these where it’s not just her and me who’s going to be seeing the responses.[/FONT] [quote name='Allamorph'] [FONT=Arial] And this isn't so much about homosexual couples wanting to be able to "marry" as it is about them being officially recognized as a family unit. Since (for some reason beyond my ken) the act of marriage requires the State's approval (again, o_O), crying or [I]de[/I]crying anything about religion seems rather pointless. So us Christians may not like it. So what? Our precepts do not tell us to forcibly subjugate the governing laws to our purposes, but tells us how to conduct our own business. If the laws where we live do not line up with our beliefs, either we deal with it or we leave, unless we're being unfairly oppressed, and I don't see that happening here. [/FONT][/quote] [FONT=Arial]I really wish that was the case everywhere (the not forcibly subjugating bits), but having lived in two extremely conservative states and being in and hearing the views of a number of different religiously conservative groups throughout my life (being a full-on twenty-year member of one myself up until somewhat recently), I have to disagree. [/FONT] [FONT=Arial]sometimes the only way anyone’s been able to keep religious opinions from becoming local government policy (or trying to take religious bias out of something to begin with) is through [B]serious [/B]protest (assuming that even works). [/FONT][FONT=Arial]I mean seriously, look how many people voted for Mike Huckabee in the primaries! if large amounts of people are willing to vote for someone who says that “we need… to amend the Constitution so it’s in[/FONT][FONT=Arial] God’s standards,” that’s not being impartial in any way. that’s not leaving room for anyone who doesn’t agree with his opinions of what the Christian God’s standards supposedly are. [/FONT] [FONT=Arial]of course not all Christians are that way; you probably know how many sects there are of Christianity. and even in the same sects, you can count on hearing different things depending on the address you go to. just because some Christians think the government should do its own thing while they do theirs doesn’t mean that other Christians (Christians being the one I bring up only because it's the majority) aren’t going to try putting their religious views into the government. I think this is a large factor in[/FONT][FONT=Arial] what's keeping a hefty number of states from allowing gay marriage at this point.[/FONT] [quote=Drizzt Do'urden] I'm with you 100%. But you know that's where it's going to end up. A pastor won't agree and it's going to be a big hissy fit and a screaming tantrum. And the next thing you know a pastor will be "lynched" by the media. I'm for equal rights. But it sucks when it goes overboard.[/quote] [FONT=Arial]nobody will be able to legally force a religious organization to perform marriages they don't agree with because of the free exercise of religion part in the 1st Amendment. [/FONT][FONT=Arial]gay couples will have to look elsewhere for getting married with the exception of churches who don't have a problem with it. [/FONT][quote name='Raiha][COLOR=DarkOrchid][FONT=Times New Roman] [Yes. The California Supreme Court took a trillion pages to say that you can marry whoever you want.][/FONT'][/COLOR][/quote][COLOR=DarkOrchid][FONT=Times New Roman][COLOR=Black] [FONT=Arial]brothas' gotta be thorough to leave no room for misunderstanding sometimes. you know how it is. [/FONT][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]