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Old 2013-01-30, 10:37   Link #6661
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Back when I was lurking here there used to be a rep system What happened to it? And why was it removed?
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Old 2013-01-30, 11:13   Link #6662
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Back when I was lurking here there used to be a rep system What happened to it? And why was it removed?
All the answers are here:

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=116795
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Old 2013-01-31, 03:48   Link #6663
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Any actors/theater people in the house?

Is there a slang term for when an actor speaks his or her lines too quickly because they're nervous?
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Old 2013-01-31, 14:43   Link #6664
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So when people refer to "the West", they mean Europe and North America.

When people refer to "the East", they refer to Asia.

Where do Africa, South America and Australia fit in this equation? Do they have their own names? I know where they are literally located, but I've never seen someone refer to "the West" with pupusas and fufu in mind, or to "the East" with kangaroos and Aborigines in mind.

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Old 2013-01-31, 15:03   Link #6665
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Would this be classed as japanese music?

Im unsure

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzCbEdtNbJ0
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Old 2013-01-31, 15:34   Link #6666
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That's Korean music by a popular Kpop music group, Big Bang. So no.

Or did you mean is the song imitating a Japanese style of music? Though afaik the answer to that is also no.
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Old 2013-01-31, 15:53   Link #6667
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That's Korean music by a popular Kpop music group, Big Bang. So no.

Or did you mean is the song imitating a Japanese style of music? Though afaik the answer to that is also no.
My good friend is a HUGE fan of theirs and has traveled around North America to see their shows. Heck, she's in Korea right now, and I believe have caught a number of their performances there too..
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Old 2013-01-31, 17:39   Link #6668
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So when people refer to "the West", they mean Europe and North America.

When people refer to "the East", they refer to Asia.

Where do Africa, South America and Australia fit in this equation? Do they have their own names? I know where they are literally located, but I've never seen someone refer to "the West" with pupusas and fufu in mind, or to "the East" with kangaroos and Aborigines in mind.

Thoughts?
"The West" has two meanings. The first is purely geographical (lands located in the West), but more commonly it seems to be used in terms of Western culture. Hence Australia is considered part of "the West" even though geographically it's part of Oceania, and Japan and South Korea are occasionally grouped in with "the West" even though they're geographically in the East and are Asian nations. (They're also Asian cultures, but culturally speaking they're more Westernized than other nations - it's a relative comparison.)
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Old 2013-01-31, 20:10   Link #6669
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When I played Anno 1404, I was rather surprised that the Middle East as referred as "The Orient", because I also thought 'oriental' meant something like China.
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Old 2013-01-31, 20:32   Link #6670
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"The West" has two meanings. The first is purely geographical (lands located in the West), but more commonly it seems to be used in terms of Western culture. Hence Australia is considered part of "the West" even though geographically it's part of Oceania, and Japan and South Korea are occasionally grouped in with "the West" even though they're geographically in the East and are Asian nations. (They're also Asian cultures, but culturally speaking they're more Westernized than other nations - it's a relative comparison.)
Thank you for that description.

But I wonder still if Africa and South America are considered "Western" culture by these unwritten rules?
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Old 2013-01-31, 21:31   Link #6671
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When I played Anno 1404, I was rather surprised that the Middle East as referred as "The Orient", because I also thought 'oriental' meant something like China.
The original "Orient" was indeed the Middle East. For instance, the "Orient Express" was a train that ran from Paris to Istanbul, which at the time was considered in "the Orient", in fact it was the capital of the "Orient".
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Old 2013-02-01, 05:02   Link #6672
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In my time, I've only heard of Australia being referred to as 'down under' and Africa as 'the dark continent'.

Though technically from where I'm standing, Australia is East and Africa is West.
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Old 2013-02-01, 08:04   Link #6673
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But I wonder still if Africa and South America are considered "Western" culture by these unwritten rules?
Culturally speaking, the South American cultures tend to be regarded more as Latin/Latino and are their own group. Africa tends to also be regarded as its own group.

In thinking about it, perhaps the cultural distinction on its own isn't quite right. Rather, it's cultural and political. Think about the world news, where you often hear about the United States, Canada, (Western) Europe, Japan, South Korea, and Australia as being in agreement. It happens almost all of the time; they have similar goals and back each other up. The rest of the nations are generally uninvolved or opposed. When the term "the West" is used, it's usually used by people from those uninvolved or opposed nations.
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Old 2013-02-02, 15:28   Link #6674
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In my time, I've only heard of Australia being referred to as 'down under' and Africa as 'the dark continent'.

Though technically from where I'm standing, Australia is East and Africa is West.
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Culturally speaking, the South American cultures tend to be regarded more as Latin/Latino and are their own group. Africa tends to also be regarded as its own group.

In thinking about it, perhaps the cultural distinction on its own isn't quite right. Rather, it's cultural and political. Think about the world news, where you often hear about the United States, Canada, (Western) Europe, Japan, South Korea, and Australia as being in agreement. It happens almost all of the time; they have similar goals and back each other up. The rest of the nations are generally uninvolved or opposed. When the term "the West" is used, it's usually used by people from those uninvolved or opposed nations.

Thanks for all this guys. It makes sense to me now.

Why, in some anime, are school disciplinary committees run by students? It seems like the one extracurricular you'd do if you wanted to get your ass whooped regularly by other students. Maybe so the cast stays full of students?
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Old 2013-02-02, 18:59   Link #6675
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Why, in some anime, are school disciplinary committees run by students? It seems like the one extracurricular you'd do if you wanted to get your ass whooped regularly by other students. Maybe so the cast stays full of students?
Very simple: It's governance by the students. I don't see what's particularly strange about that.
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Old 2013-02-02, 19:08   Link #6676
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Very simple: It's governance by the students. I don't see what's particularly strange about that.
No, I see nothing wrong with students governing students (helping to set rules for students to follow? Since they are students they know best what students want).

It's students policing and punishing other students that seems strange to me.
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Old 2013-02-02, 19:09   Link #6677
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It's students policing other students that seems strange to me.
Then why is there a student council/government?
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Old 2013-02-02, 19:13   Link #6678
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Then why is there a student council/government?
Student council doesn't punish and reprimand students when they do wrong like disciplinary committee in anime. Especially not without any input from adults on how to do it.

And government =/= police. Government just sets the law. Police just enforce it.
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Old 2013-02-02, 19:14   Link #6679
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Based on my experience, if you live in the US, it's rare to see students being given any sort of real power over others whatsoever. All responsibility is in the hands of the teachers and disciplinary staff. So being an American and seeing students being given such responsibilities in anime might be strange.
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Old 2013-02-02, 19:15   Link #6680
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Based on my experience, if you live in the US, it's rare to see students being given any sort of real power over others whatsoever. All responsibility is in the hands of the teachers and disciplinary staff.
So are you saying disciplinary committee is based in truth?

I didn't want to ask "Why is Japan like this?" for something seemingly absurd to me. That's be like asking "Are there magic ninjas in Japan? Because Naruto told me."
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