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Forum: General Chat Today, 13:06
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By DonQuigleone
Are Environmentalists modern "Luddites"?

Over the last few years I've found myself increasingly at odds with most of my same aged peers over the subject of Environmentalism. In general, I'd like to pose a question to you guys: Are certain...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-20, 15:10
Replies: 2
Views: 225
Posted By DonQuigleone
I think it's because manga blogs are less common:...

I think it's because manga blogs are less common:

Why read a manga blog, when you can read the manga itself? (mostly applies to recaps)
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-20, 09:09
Replies: 28
Views: 1,020
Posted By DonQuigleone
Counter example: Both Elric brothers in Fullmetal...

Counter example: Both Elric brothers in Fullmetal Alchemist were voiced by women, and both were performed extremely well.

Having women play boys has been a standard practice for a very long time....
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-08, 12:37
Replies: 30
Views: 7,550
Posted By DonQuigleone
I'd say to an extent you're right, however as 1...

I'd say to an extent you're right, however as 1 cour shows that get "sequels" is becoming common, I'd say the animators are setting aside the resources to make continuations easier then starting...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-06, 18:12
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By DonQuigleone
Anime is different from things like Star Trek....

Anime is different from things like Star Trek. People tend to be "extreme" fans of the medium itself, or a genre within the medium, rather then any individual show, for the simple reason that no...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-04, 17:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By DonQuigleone
It's not really a revolution in the Empire of...

It's not really a revolution in the Empire of LoGH, but a coup. Neither protagonist (Yang Wen Li or Rheinhard) actually seeks to suddenly and drastically change the order within which they live. Both...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-04, 02:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,077
Posted By DonQuigleone
Anime is fairly countercultural, both in Japan...

Anime is fairly countercultural, both in Japan and outside it.

Likewise, you also see a fair overlap between Anime "Otaku" and other countercultures, in particular Goths.

That said, I think...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-03, 18:02
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By DonQuigleone
I think you're correct, however, I think you're...

I think you're correct, however, I think you're incorrect to single out the Sengoku period, and I think the more important precedent is, in fact, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Three Kingdoms...
Forum: General Anime 2014-07-02, 14:08
Replies: 20
Views: 1,060
Posted By DonQuigleone
Working for "The Empire" in Anime

Recently I've noticed that in a lot of Anime you see situations where the main characters are "working for the enemy", ie where the show has some kind of militaristic or even fascistic government...
Forum: General Chat 2014-07-02, 14:06
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By DonQuigleone
Don't envy you! You just need to keep applying...

Don't envy you! You just need to keep applying consistently for jobs. If you're lucky you'll get snapped up quickly, but better to be prepared to be "unlucky". In that case, I would recommend being...
Forum: Suggestions 2014-06-30, 16:30
Replies: 0
Views: 269
Posted By DonQuigleone
Asian Folk Rock/Pop

I'm looking for Japanese/Korean/Chinese/etc. bands that use traditional instruments but with more modern pop/rock sensibilities.

Examples:

K_xTet06SUo

K6ABpjyc1Gs

Also, are there any good...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-26, 16:52
Replies: 63
Views: 9,486
Posted By DonQuigleone
I have to say, I do agree with you on this. I...

I have to say, I do agree with you on this. I find the ubiquity of content aimed at teens to be just as frustrating. That said, I do think there's content out there in Asia that suits our "greying"...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-21, 15:27
Replies: 63
Views: 9,486
Posted By DonQuigleone
@ The decline of Anime.While I agree that there...

@ The decline of Anime.While I agree that there probably has been a decline in Anime over the last 5 years (It doesn't seem to be the "it" thing it used to be), I think it's also important to be a...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-14, 13:15
Replies: 63
Views: 9,486
Posted By DonQuigleone
I think that when discussing the Reputation...

I think that when discussing the Reputation system, we should avoid being too idealistic. Yes, in a perfect world people should write for the sake of writing, but most people are not perfect in that...
Forum: Forum & Site Feedback 2014-05-13, 14:30
Replies: 63
Views: 9,486
Posted By DonQuigleone
I think two factors might reduce the amount of...

I think two factors might reduce the amount of discussion on animesuki, compared to a few years ago:

1. The lack of support for mobile, I spend a lot of my time on my phone now, and posting on...
Forum: General Chat 2014-05-10, 02:00
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By DonQuigleone
Interesting. This strikes me as a bit of "sunk...

Interesting. This strikes me as a bit of "sunk cost fallacy".
Forum: General Chat 2014-05-09, 16:24
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By DonQuigleone
That post was from 3 years ago :p. I am now quite...

That post was from 3 years ago :p. I am now quite gainfully employed.

But it's weird to think I've been posting this long...
Forum: General Chat 2014-05-03, 03:32
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By DonQuigleone
This would be a factor to consider, particularly...

This would be a factor to consider, particularly if you don't have another job lined up.

But how likely are they to remember someone who was only there for 2 weeks?
Forum: General Chat 2014-05-01, 15:39
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By DonQuigleone
The only thing I would consider is how long...

The only thing I would consider is how long you've been looking for a job, and how likely you feel you are to get a chance at a better job in the future.

For instance, if that scenario came up...
Forum: General Chat 2014-04-26, 18:31
Replies: 11,098
Views: 888,727
Posted By DonQuigleone
When you're in love you're a bit obsessed with...

When you're in love you're a bit obsessed with the person in question. You can't stop thinking about them, and you can't stop looking at them.

That's my figuring of it.
Forum: General Chat 2014-04-19, 05:34
Replies: 11,098
Views: 888,727
Posted By DonQuigleone
So I've been out with a few girls now, and the...

So I've been out with a few girls now, and the pattern I've been noticing is that I might have 2 or 3 dates, but then the chemistry fizzles out. Now I think I have two problems:

1. The only...
Forum: General Chat 2014-04-19, 05:23
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By DonQuigleone
Personally, I wouldn't wait too long. You'll...

Personally, I wouldn't wait too long. You'll probably earn much more in the UK then you would in Greece. Once you have enough to support yourself over there for a month or two, I'd make the move.
...
Forum: General Chat 2014-04-17, 07:43
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By DonQuigleone
@kafriel: I'd just leave Greece if I were you....

@kafriel: I'd just leave Greece if I were you. You have the skills to get decent work anywhere in Europe.

Given your English proficiency, I'd say the UK is a good bet, last time I was job hunting...
Forum: General Chat 2014-04-15, 07:44
Replies: 11,098
Views: 888,727
Posted By DonQuigleone
This is inevitable, as you get to know girls,...

This is inevitable, as you get to know girls, they'll lose their mystique, and you'll realise they weren't what you were looking for.

Just be nice about it and move on.
Forum: General Chat 2014-04-14, 15:01
Replies: 11,098
Views: 888,727
Posted By DonQuigleone
Recently I got some opportunities to talk to some...

Recently I got some opportunities to talk to some Chinese girls, while I've generally tried to keep my enthusiasm for all things Chinese and Asian subtle, I have found an extremely positive reaction...
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