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Forum: Zero no Tsukaima 2006-10-14, 15:34
Replies: 64
Views: 13,886
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Missing option, there: Derfflinger. Gotta...

Missing option, there: Derfflinger.

Gotta love the sword of a thousand blunt remarks.
Forum: Higurashi 2006-05-15, 13:50
Replies: 798
Views: 116,541
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Ahaha.... Mahoraba is one of my favourite anime...

Ahaha.... Mahoraba is one of my favourite anime (as anyone who's looked in the thread for it will know -- although I used to have more posts in there, before the forums were vandalized last year),...
Forum: Older Series 2006-05-15, 13:47
Replies: 173
Views: 85,884
Posted By Freak Of Nature
It's fairly ordinary for Japanese names to be...

It's fairly ordinary for Japanese names to be mis-transliterated into something that looks cooler. The "ka" syllable often becomes "ca" in names, for instance.

Capeta's actual name is 平 勝平太, Taira...
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-05-11, 09:53
Replies: 1,195
Views: 131,798
Posted By Freak Of Nature
"I could tell you... but then I'd have to kill...

"I could tell you... but then I'd have to kill you." :p
Forum: Higurashi 2006-05-08, 15:27
Replies: 102
Views: 18,676
Posted By Freak Of Nature
I'm still not convinced... ...that it is a gun. ...

I'm still not convinced... ...that it is a gun.

I mean, we've never actually had a good look at it. All we can say for sure is that Mion is carrying something in a shoulder holster which resembles...
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-05-05, 02:29
Replies: 1,195
Views: 131,798
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Without wanting to start a particularly...

Without wanting to start a particularly acrimonious debate, I have to say:

1) The Boer War had nothing to do with colonization of Africans by Europeans, nor was it a case of Boers vs. Black...
Forum: Higurashi 2006-05-04, 10:23
Replies: 798
Views: 116,541
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Map location here...

Map location here (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=%E7%99%BD%E5%B7%9D%E9%83%B7&ll=36.253133,136.889648&spn=4.313865,12.062988&om=1), more information here...
Forum: Older Series 2006-05-04, 02:34
Replies: 148
Views: 18,057
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Oh, cool. Then we could talk about how anime used...

Oh, cool. Then we could talk about how anime used to be better in the old days, and how the kids these days just don't get it, and how tough we used to have it, and how the kids these days just don't...
Forum: Higurashi 2006-05-03, 18:35
Replies: 2,242
Views: 317,588
Posted By Freak Of Nature
A question and an observation-cum-question: ...

A question and an observation-cum-question:

1) If the show is "only" going to go to Tsumihoroboshi-hen, then we're not going to get the full answer, are we?

2) If we were to get the answer,...
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-05-03, 15:27
Replies: 290
Views: 32,951
Posted By Freak Of Nature
But wouldn't that just produced a "locked room...

But wouldn't that just produced a "locked room mystery"? :heh:
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-05-03, 15:03
Replies: 1,195
Views: 131,798
Posted By Freak Of Nature
They usually call her "Asahina-san" or...

They usually call her "Asahina-san" or "Mikuru-chan". But technically, she is their senpai, as she is a grade above them.
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-05-03, 06:41
Replies: 290
Views: 32,951
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Correctly summarised, but perhaps a little more...

Correctly summarised, but perhaps a little more detail is needed -- for the story has more parallels to Haruhi's situation than that. Allow me to excerpt from the translation notes I wrote for this...
Forum: Older Series 2006-05-03, 06:28
Replies: 148
Views: 18,057
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Well, you never know -- that might be some...

Well, you never know -- that might be some people's idea of marital bliss. :heh:

But yes, the thing that makes Mahoraba so much better than LH is that the former carries a strong message of...
Forum: Older Series 2006-05-03, 03:56
Replies: 148
Views: 18,057
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Heheh... I do believe Vexx and I are among the...

Heheh... I do believe Vexx and I are among the "senior citizens" in these forums. Although that term is naturally extremely relative in a population with a fairly young average age.
Forum: Older Series 2006-05-02, 20:21
Replies: 148
Views: 18,057
Posted By Freak Of Nature
And now.... was this because you said you liked...

And now.... was this because you said you liked Hemingway, or disliked him?

As for myself, I once told my English teacher that she was incompetent. What really burned her was that I was...
Forum: Older Series 2006-05-02, 19:07
Replies: 148
Views: 18,057
Posted By Freak Of Nature
1st: I read Jules Verne.[/QUOTE] So do I. ...

1st: I read Jules Verne.[/QUOTE]
So do I.


So do I -- although it's hardly in the same class of excellence as Mahoraba, it's a significant influence on harem anime following.


Everybody...
Forum: Higurashi 2006-05-02, 17:16
Replies: 798
Views: 116,541
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Ah, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only old TP...

Ah, I'm glad to see that I'm not the only old TP fan who has noticed the similarities.


I made a similar observation in an earlier post -- that the incidences of unstable behaviour of Keiichi...
Forum: Higurashi 2006-04-30, 20:27
Replies: 152
Views: 21,721
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Ahem... "I don't know what the truth is...

Ahem...

"I don't know what the truth is about Rena. There's no way of knowing for sure, I think, at this point in the series."


Pity, compassion, feeling sorry for -- call it what you will. I...
Forum: Higurashi 2006-04-30, 20:20
Replies: 152
Views: 21,721
Posted By Freak Of Nature
One thing that really struck me... I don't...

One thing that really struck me...

I don't know what the truth is about Rena. There's no way of knowing for sure, I think, at this point in the series. But I do know this:

That scene where...
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-04-30, 19:59
Replies: 3,310
Views: 473,137
Posted By Freak Of Nature
True, that -- in Haruhi's universe, the only...

True, that -- in Haruhi's universe, the only people worth taking notice of are the ones who are interesting. The others are just so much background noise.

In the case of Kyon, however, he's...
Forum: Higurashi 2006-04-30, 19:19
Replies: 152
Views: 21,721
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Now I have to ask: if things "start over", that...

Now I have to ask: if things "start over", that means that the events of eps. 1-4 are a series of events that didn't happen, right? Just one possibility in the continuum of events that could result...
Forum: Higurashi 2006-04-30, 17:32
Replies: 152
Views: 21,721
Posted By Freak Of Nature
The name of the café where K1 and Oishi ate is...

The name of the café where K1 and Oishi ate is Angel Mort. How very suggestive...

Seiryuu's remark about how K1 and the girls are never behaving insanely simultaneously is, I think, spot on....
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-04-30, 15:08
Replies: 1,195
Views: 131,798
Posted By Freak Of Nature
Well, just to point out two: Ursula K. LeGuin and...

Well, just to point out two: Ursula K. LeGuin and C.J. Cherryh are two of the best SF writers you'll find. And I think both of them would kick your arse if you suggested that they deserved extra...
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-04-30, 14:34
Replies: 1,195
Views: 131,798
Posted By Freak Of Nature
So far as I know, Tanigawa-sensei is male. ...

So far as I know, Tanigawa-sensei is male.

And why would a female author deserve more praise than a male author? What sort of reverse bigotry is that?
Forum: Haruhi Suzumiya 2006-04-26, 17:15
Replies: 1,195
Views: 131,798
Posted By Freak Of Nature
I hope you don't mind my saying so, but that...

I hope you don't mind my saying so, but that sounds like the most incredibly anal-retentive and geeky thing I've ever heard of. In fact, I think it qualifies you for the Geek Hall of Fame. I stand in...
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