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Old 2013-11-28, 13:58   Link #7241
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I am 33 year old and I have been consuming media for long and this is my 1st time I have seen the "In the sticks" refering to countryside. Well I guess we are always learning something new.




Heh! So weird. "boonies" hummm... ok right.
Which also leads to the slang Boonie hat, that familiar, slouchy military hat that is popular these days.

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Old 2013-11-28, 15:33   Link #7242
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Well, it's complicated, as with many historical figures of his prominence. He had to claw his way to the top of his clan due to a power struggle following his father's death, which inevitably involved killing fellow clan members.

He also massacred all the inhabitants of a Buddhist settlement that opposed him during one of his campaigns.

On the other hand, he had a unique personality and was interested in the arts, western knowledge, etc. Beyond just his historical significance in beginning unification, he's a pretty fascinating figure, so his prominence in Japanese cultural memory is understandable.
I was under the impression the monks in question were more militant and political that resemble Japan equivalent of the Vatican than a bunch of vegan reclusive. If they wanted to do a power play, wouldn't that make them "fair game?"

I am more interested if he was like torture political enemies and randomly behead concubines.
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Old 2013-11-28, 22:35   Link #7243
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I was under the impression the monks in question were more militant and political that resemble Japan equivalent of the Vatican than a bunch of vegan reclusive. If they wanted to do a power play, wouldn't that make them "fair game?"

I am more interested if he was like torture political enemies and randomly behead concubines.
They were warrior monks, but he also massacred the women and children of the settlement, so depends on your definition of fair game.

I don't think he was twisted in the sense of beheading concubines, but torturing political enemies I hesitate to deny without having more knowledge..

Certainly I'd say his successor, Hideyoshi (another fascinating figure), is more well known for brutality than Nobunaga.
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Old 2013-11-29, 11:35   Link #7244
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They were warrior monks, but he also massacred the women and children of the settlement, so depends on your definition of fair game.

I don't think he was twisted in the sense of beheading concubines, but torturing political enemies I hesitate to deny without having more knowledge..

Certainly I'd say his successor, Hideyoshi (another fascinating figure), is more well known for brutality than Nobunaga.
I am not too concerned about the women and children part. As far as I can tell, that is standard OP strategy for armies everywhere even up to today. While the acts itself were vile, it does not make him a "worse man" than his contempatories.

So he is just a "Standard Warlord with a vision to do big things" and thus revered by the Japanese?
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Old 2013-12-01, 22:33   Link #7245
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What does L and CR mean?
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Old 2013-12-01, 22:59   Link #7246
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L = liscensed

CR = crunchy roll

Umm... assuming you were talking about the prefixings in front of some of the threads in the anime forums of course.
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Old 2013-12-02, 00:21   Link #7247
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Yes, I was talking about the prefixes, not the toilet and the genius detective.
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Old 2013-12-02, 18:05   Link #7248
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Anime score music related question. I forgot her name and I am trying to remember it.
This woman sings vocals opera-ish styled for anime soundtracks from series such as Black Cat, I can't really think of many other series at the moment. However I have a page from the soundtrack booklet so maybe someone can easily answer this for me as the name I need is behind Vocalist: ACCETTAMI.

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Old 2013-12-02, 23:23   Link #7249
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It read as Mochizuki Hiroyuki, but a google on that name and no entry related to Black Cat was found. So I maybe wrong too.
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Old 2013-12-03, 09:08   Link #7250
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Has the name of this thread changed or am I imagining it?
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Old 2013-12-03, 13:30   Link #7251
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Has the name of this thread changed or am I imagining it?
you aren't imagining it , it used to be the silly question thread or something, it's been changed for a while now though.
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Old 2013-12-03, 15:00   Link #7252
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What is it called when Chinese/Japanese monks (I think they're monks) have these paper talismans on their faces? I think I remember seeing it in Serei no Moribito as well.
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Old 2013-12-03, 15:35   Link #7253
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Those aren't monks. Those are Chinese zombies/vampires. IIRC they're called jiang shi (kyonshi in Japanese). I'm not really sure, but the talisman is usually put there to seal them back to inanimation.
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Old 2013-12-03, 18:46   Link #7254
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I read something on TVTropes about how math as a classroom alienates a lot of people. Pretty much all the sciences and mathematics even music theory tend to alienate other people who aren't as into math. Why is that? Does it have something to do with the way it taught in schools?
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Old 2013-12-03, 22:05   Link #7255
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I read something on TVTropes about how math as a classroom alienates a lot of people. Pretty much all the sciences and mathematics even music theory tend to alienate other people who aren't as into math. Why is that? Does it have something to do with the way it taught in schools?
The "one-answer" theory sparks fear in students when they are consistently unable to get the correct and desired answer. Human beings by nature are rational, they don't accept the blackwhite nature of some things.

Then again, some kids are just lazy to calculate and figure out the problems and instead rely on spoon-feeding and calculator. Beating and forcing them to do math until they get Stockholm is a good way to fix the problem. [/sarcasm]
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Old 2013-12-03, 23:33   Link #7256
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The simple short answer is the "how the hell is calculus gonna help me later in life?" mentality.
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Old 2013-12-04, 02:39   Link #7257
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Many moons ago mathematics was actually taught as not just performing acrobatics with numbers, but as a preliminary "kindegarten" of sorts for learning how to take principles and ideas and apply them. In other words, kinda like a limited applied logic that you can "see". It's purpose was to train the mind to get used to following the train of a thought in a thorough way and even to become more "flexible" in ways so it would be grounded when approaching more involved subjects like philosophy or rhetoric or ethics or what not.

Nowadays mathematics is often taught as playing around with numbers devoid of a whole, practical organic context, and thus, well, unsurprisingly to some people it feels dry and tedious and, like erneiz hyde said "what has learning calculus got to do with real life" questions come to the surface reeaaallllyyyyy fast.

Not that learning how to use numbers is wrong, of course. That aspect of mathematics is very useful and needed and valued and all that, and for "real life" too, of course. But whether or no that limited aspect of the entire... err... intellectual discipline should be the main emotional emphasis or mental presupposition behind how it is commonly presented is an entirely different issue.
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Old 2013-12-04, 04:18   Link #7258
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I read something on TVTropes about how math as a classroom alienates a lot of people. Pretty much all the sciences and mathematics even music theory tend to alienate other people who aren't as into math. Why is that? Does it have something to do with the way it taught in schools?
Could you quote the article? Because I find it pretty hard to believe that the sciences alienate people at all
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Old 2013-12-04, 07:30   Link #7259
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What is the meaning of suki in animesuki?
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Old 2013-12-04, 07:49   Link #7260
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What is the meaning of suki in animesuki?
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