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  1. I'd like to remind everyone that all posts should contribute to the conversation at hand-- at least on some level. rawopotato, you're free to express your dislike of Dance Dance Revolution. However, don't be afraid to go into depth to explain your reasoning. Try putting a little more effort in your posts, and maybe think twice before you do or say something that might antagonize other users. Things might escalate to a place no one wants to go.
  2. Qman1, I deleted your second post. Double-posting is not allowed at OtakuBoards. I know you feel your thread was being ignored, and you probably wanted to bump it to the top of the page so someone would notice it. Still, you can't double-post. Please review [b][url=http://www.otakuboards.com/rules.php?]The Rules[/url][/b]. With that said, I like A Tribe Called Quest. In fact, I like their work as a group better than some of Q-Tip's solo work (although Q-Tip alone is far from bad). They're one of the few groups that define true hip-hop in the 1990s.
  3. [quote name='KitsuneGirl14']The crappy song that I can't help but sing is William Hungs "She-Bang". It's crappy but I can't help but sing along to it. :animesigh[/quote] Please do not resurrect threads that have been inactive for more than one year. This thread is three years old. Closed.
  4. I'm going to have to ask you to post all anime-related topics in the Anime Lounge. Moving...
  5. Um... okay. I'd say you should take this to PM, but Fall apparently has his PM features turned off. Still, take this to email. It really has no place in this particular forum, but I can see why you needed to do it. Don't do it again, please. Closed.
  6. Please start all anime-related threads in the Anime Lounge. Moving...
  7. I started a Trapped in the Closet thread a while back, which was probably pushed back a few pages. I'd ressurect it, but I just don't have the strength (curse this summer heat). It's just as well, as that read had a few pointless replies about R. Kelly keeping little girls in his closet. Anyway, I saw vh1's 30-minute special, where they played all 5 music videos. My local radio stations also love playing the songs all in a row, not including the commercial break that interrupts the songs right around chapter 3. I think it's a pretty interesting concept. You start off with the typical story of a man sleeping with another woman, and it erupts into this massive, wacky tale of cheaters cheating on cheaters. I'm not sure if Kelly's decision to narrate the thing so linearly is a stroke of genius, or proof that the man should never attempt to write anything other than an R&B song.
  8. You know, I never had much of an experience with bullies in school. I got a few nicknames involving my last name (Webb), like Webster or Spider Web, but I learned to embrace being called Kevin Webster. It's a lot better than Kevster... Then again, I'm a heavy-set black guy living in the suburbs. So yeah. Not much of an issue at school. Most of my bullying came from my oldest brother. Recently, when he got out of prison (yeah, I know. Bully to prison. Sad, isn't it?), he told me the only reason he was so hard on me when I was younger was to toughen me up. I honestly don't believe him, though, since half of our fights (did I mention he's nearly 6 years older than me?) came from him attacking me out of nowhere. I always got along with our step-mom and step-brother, and he hated their guts simply because, well, our dad wasn't with our mom anymore. He'd see me getting along with them, and he'd usually go out of his way to tell me they're [i]not[/i] my family. Before I go on, let me just get to the point about my brother: He's a jerk. Calling bullying "tough love" is a stretch. For it to be tough love, wouldn't [i]love[/i] have to be involved? I'm willing to bet that 99% of the time, schoolyard bullies pick on people they don't like simply because they just don't like them. It's not all fisticuffs and and wedgies, either. There are also intellectual bullies, and I've seen quite a few tear into my peers. My high school had two lunch periods, and when my usual clique had a different lunch from me, I had to start hanging out with my frend Alex, and his group of friends. They were intellectual snobs. I'm not just talking about people who make fun of idiots who lack common sense. These guys liked to lord around and flaunt their superiority. I remember when two of them got in a car accident in the school parking lot. The next day, the other party confronted them during lunch to decide whose fault the accident was. These friends of Alex actually got in their faces and said, and I quote, "What you have to understand is that we are your intellectual superiors." A fight almost broke out, and I refused to defend them or their douchbaggery. God, I hated them. I was a nerd, so I was safe from their wrath. Bullies are really nothing more than people who are incapable of asserting themselves without making other people feel worse about themselves-- or physically. Hm. Anybody want to throw away that heavy weight I just lifted off of my chest?
  9. Wow. You know, for a second there, I thought [b]nobody[/b] on OB was watching any movies this summer. Typically, this forum would be packed with threads discussing each and every movie that's come out since early May. Aside from this thread, nobody's even brought up any movies since Star Wars III came out. Good review, by the way. Gotta love how you went through the extra effort of including a rate-dar.
  10. One my way home (San Francisco area) from San Diego, I saw a crossing sign on the highway depicting a family of 3 running hand-in-hand. It ain't in my DMV handbook, either. I stand by the theory that it's a "immigrant crossing over border" sign. And if you find what I said offensive, then you probably haven't seen the sign.
  11. I don't draw (because despite how much I used to practice, I never got any better), but I got really bored in my Math class the other day. I mean [i]really[/i] bored. Thanks to that class, I have this little drawing, a Storm drawing somewhere, and a week's worth of homework done ahead of time. Anyway, when I got home, I decided to scan it and color it in for fun. Here it is, my (lowsy) drawing of Jean Grey/Phoenix: [img]http://www.otakuboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23897&stc=1[/img]
  12. I believe Michael Jackson has issues. He has a faulty sense of self-image, he's an irresponsible parent, he has crappy spending habits, and has a [i]vast[/i] list of maturity issues. However, I'm not going to try to excuse those issues with some bull crap about his childhood. There are [b]nine[/b] Jackson children, alright? Michael has 8 siblings, and only he and LaToya came out screwed up. Sure, Tito is a little annoying and Jermaine sweats like R. Kelly at a girl's softball game (did I just make a reference to an entirely separate pedophilia case? You bet I did), but they're overall normal people. The most abnormal thing Janet has done is flash a boobie on TV. You can't blame his childhood for him being such a weirdo. Did I ever think he was a child molester? No. I wouldn't call him the father of the year, but that's not grounds to call him a pedophile. However, to be honest, it's not like I even [i]tried[/i] to keep up with the trial. Whether or not I thought he did it was irrevelent until the actual jury made its verdict. Still, I thought the man was innocent. Does this mean I'd send my kids to stay with him if I had any? Hell no. The man dangled his baby over a balcony.
  13. [quote name='ChibiHorsewoman][color=darkviolet']I'm a Leo cancer cusp with a Virgo ascending but I think I'm more Leo than anything else. I was born in the year of the Rooster.[/color][/quote] That reminds me: I'm a Gemini/Cancer cusp. I mostly consider myself a Cancer, but I've recently discovered I act more like a Gemini. I was born in the year of the freaking Rat-- 1984. [quote][color=darkviolet]and this year I turn 24 on the 24th.[/color][/quote] And I turn 21 on the 21st day... of the 21st month. Ah, that warm Januember weather. ;)
  14. I was hopign AzureWolf would reply to this thread before me. It would've saved me the trouble, since we apparently have the exact same birthday. I was born June 21st, which just happens to be Tuesday. I was born exactly two years after Prince William Winsor, and I've hated him ever since I found that out. A quick check through IMDB's birthday list shows me that the following celebrities were also born on June 21st: Juliette Lewis Jim Breuer Sonique Michael Chiklis married his wife on my birthday in 1992, as did the late Jerry Orbach (his first wife, at least).
  15. [quote name='ChibiHorsewoman][color=darkviolet']I saw them on Jay Leno last night. One of the guys was wearing black nail polish to establish that he's still the 'bad boy' of the group.[/color][/quote]It don't get much more "bad boy" than being a raging alcoholic. ;) [quote][color=darkviolet]They haven't changed much except that now instead of early to mid twenties they're late twenties to early thirties. Yet their fan base has stayed the same. Which is really scary since now they have up to a 20 year age difference with some of their groupies[/color][/QUOTE]R. Kelly? Michael Jackson? Bah! It's those boy bands you have to watch out for. I was always bothered by the fact that their fans were in their early teens. Backstreet Boys hardly held anything back when it came to singing about sex (why parents never picked up on that stuff is beyond me), and they ended up with a rabid cult of pre-teen girls offering to have their babies. It's sick.
  16. [quote name='kaisha']Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani......lol I'm just joking!! I'm listening to Before I Forget by Slipknot[/quote] When I read that, I made a face that cannot be mimiced by any emoticon. Anyway, I'm listening to "Sarah Smile" by Hall & Oates.
  17. A few months ago, I would've told you that the era of boybands has completely died. Today... yeah, it's still dead. The Backstreet Boys are (for lack of a better metaphor), the undead, rising from the grave for one or two more hits. Even with that, their current song ("Incomplete") doesn't sound like a lot of the typical boyband fluff we used to get 5 years ago. I didn't even know that was a BSB song until I saw the music video. And frankly, I was surprised by the comeback. Last I'd heard of them, they were trying to drag "the rebel" out of margaritaville. I say let them do their thing. It's not like I watch MTV anymore, or they'll ever regain their full popularity again. Their original fanbase is currently in college and listening to emo, anyway.
  18. It's strange what a person can think of to kill time. Out of pure bordom (while re-connecting with my childhood), I decided to do a little coloring-- or colowing, if you want to sound cute when you say it. :) I found a few black/white pictures of my favorite superheroes (the X-Men) online, and decided to fill in the colors by myself. Let me just say right now that this stuff if far more time-consuming than you'd think... unless you have a lot of practice in doing it, which I don't. Pencilled by comic book artist Terry Dodson: ([url=http://www.otakuboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23790&stc=1]ORIGINAL[/url]) My coloring... [img]http://www.otakuboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23791&stc=1[/img] Pencilled by comic book artist Adam Hughes: ([url=http://www.otakuboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23792&stc=1]ORIGINAL[/url]) My coloring...( I didn't feel like doing the background, and I'm sorry for Cyclops' ugly clothes.) [img]http://www.otakuboards.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=23793&stc=1[/img] My current work in progress is re-coloring a page from Astonishing X-Men, with art by John Cassaday.
  19. Destiny's Child, a group that went from 6 members to 3 and replaced half of its roster at some point, is breaking up? Get out! Seriously, I've been waiting for them to break-up for years. That Beyonce (fine as she is) has an ego the size of the state of Texas.
  20. And this is one of the most worthless threads in OtakuBoards history. [b]Closed[/b]
  21. Warning: Long Post. I recently heard these songs (yes, plural) played in succession on the radio, and I just had to say something. First of all, "Trapped in the Closet" is a series of songs that will be on R. Kelly's upcoming [i]TP3[/i] album. It's essentially a 5-chapter linear story, told in the form of fives songs with the exact same music and arrangement in each part. Basically, if you played them all back to back, it'd sound like one 17 minute song. There is no real chorus in any of the songs, and Kelly just proceeds to sing (in rhyme, of course) a book on tape. The story itself is about R. Kelly waking up one morning from a one-night-stand with some woman, and finding himself caught in a massive circle of cheating spouses and lovers. The story starts off small, but movie-worthy surprise twists complicate matters to the point where... well, I'll tell you what happens in my summary. Although the whole scenario drags on [i]forever[/i] (see also: nearly 17 minutes of the same music), I think this was a creative idea for a song. I've heard songs that tell a story, but I've yet to hear 5 songs that connect and tell a full, linear story like this. You pretty much have to hear "Trapped in the Closet, Chapter 1" to understand any of the proceeding chapters, but each ends in a way that makes you want more, but feels like the song might've ended. I know people have been avoiding R. Kelly since the statutory rape charges came up, but that's pretty much old news. I don't really think that many people who hear his songs care anymore. I know I don't. It's not like it affects the quality of his songs, which I guess is entirely debatable to begin with. And now, the chapter-by-chapter summary... Chapter 1 [spoiler]R wakes up at 7 in the morning in a strange woman's bed. Realizing he "accidentally" slept with another woman last night, he puts on his clothes and starts to head out the door to his actual wife. The other woman, however, stops R and tells him her husband is on his way up the stairs. She hides R in the closet and greets her husband like everything is fine. R, however, is trapped in the closet. Then R's mobile phone rings. The woman's husband, fearing there's another man in the room, checks under all of the furniture. Then he approaches the closet, and...[/spoiler] Chapter 2 [spoiler]R and the woman's husband are staring at each other. R tries to explain to the husband that he met her at the club, and she said she was single. R, afraid of being attacked by the husband, pulls out his gun. The husband, upset, tells R not to go anywhere, and picks up his own mobile phone. The husband calls his own mistress, and tells her to come by. He says that since he caught his wife cheating, it was time for him to come out about what he's been up to. Then the husband's mistress knocks on the door and enters. To everyone's surprise, the husband's mistress is... a man![/spoiler] Chapter 3 [spoiler]All 4 people are standing in the room in total shock. R decides that things are getting too heavy, and starts to walk out the door. The woman stops R, and says they can all work this out. She then turns to her husband (now named Rufus), and they begin to argue about him cheating on her with a man. Rufus points out she was cheating, herself. The other man, Chuck, tries to explain to R about what's going on. Then Rufus tells Chuck to be quiet. The woman is apparently named Kathy, but she told R her name was Mary last night. Rufus and Kathy begin to yell, when Rufus reveals that he planned to marry Chuck. R, a confused by-stander in all of this, shoots a bullet into the air to quiet everyone. Then R decides to leave again, and picks up his mobile phone to call home. However, when R calls his wife at home, a man picks up the phone.[/spoiler] At this point, the songs became like potato chips; I couldn't stop listening. Chapter 4 [spoiler]R is speeding home when he's pulled over by a policeman. R tries to explain it's an emergency, but gets a ticket anyway. R gets home, and rushes into the house through the back door. R demands to know why a man answered the phone when he called, but his wife reminds him her brother was coming over. He says an echoing "oh" and calms down. R and his wife go to bed, where a very graphic sex scene takes place. R, who was having intercourse with his wife without any protection, looks under the sheets of the bed to find another man's condom.[/spoiler] Chapter 5 (this is where things get crazy) [spoiler]R demands an explanation out of his wife before he gets angry and burns the house down. R looks around, takes out his gun, and looks for the the man his wife had sex with. She says the other man left already, and he won't find him. Then she explains that she was at the club when R left with Kathy, and saw them leave together. His wife tells him that she went to high school with Kathy, and knew who she was when R left with her last night. She also reveals to R (not know that he had already found out) that Kathy has a husband named Rufus. Not only that, but her friend, Roxanne, knows that Rufus has been cheating on Kathy with a guy named Chuck-- because Roxanne herself knows Chuck. Oh, and by the way, the same Kathy introduced R's wife to a policeman-- the same policeman who gave R speeding ticket, who most likely pulled R over because he was trying to stall for time while R's wife cleans up.[/spoiler] Frankly, I'm waiting for the music video.
  22. If anything, I'd say [i]more[/i] people are going to buy her album now. Controversy sells, and this lady is related to the man who organized the greatest terrorist attack to occur on US soil in our nation's history. Had the 9/11 attacks [i]not[/i] happened, I'm sure none of us would even know her name.
  23. *actually looks over the above link* I'd like to note that my earlier comments were directed mostly at the Gwenihana Four (Gwen Stefani's Harajuku girls), and not so much at the styles depicted in that link. Gwen's indentured servant entourage has more of a hip-hopish look, although that might just be the "Holla Back Girl" video. [i]That[/i] kind of crazy dressing (the photos in the above link) dates back, as far as I know, to at least the Marx Brothers' era. Maybe even the Chapman/Keaton days. Not so much the loud colors (especially not with Chapman and Keaton... for obvious reasons), but the way they clearly dress in otherwise sensible clothing in an odd combination. Like NPC said, people have been dressing strangely all the time.
  24. [quote name='Bloodseeker']-Baking a potato. Potatos belong in the frying pan![/quote] Blasphemer! You know not the ecstacy of baking a potato, cutting it open, and filling its insides with sour cream, cheese, chives, bacon bits, and butter. I tell you, it tastes like the sweat from God's brow. Now I've gone and made myself hungry. One of my favorite dishes to cook is egg-fried rice. It makes for an interesting way to get rid of your left-over rice. And yes, I season it with garlic. It's my secret ingredient ;)
  25. Wow. Yet another thread that's been at OtakuBoards longer than I have. And I've been here 3 years. I'll have to once again ask members not to resurrect threads that haven't been active in a few months.
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