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Old 2010-07-12, 17:00   Link #3961
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I've noticed that there are many anime theme songs which have little snippets of English in them. Examples are Gantz and Hell Girl. I've often wondered the purpose of the English part? For me the English parts takes me out of the song. I'd rather the songs just be completely Japanese.
As such, this has nothing to do with anime really.

The reason is the same as any other language that "borrow" foreign words and phrases, it's because it's considered cool or hip. English (or maybe more correctly, American culture) is considered in vogue in Japan, this extends to including English words in songs (not just anime related music) as well as clothing (such as T-shirts) with English (or even Engrish) text.
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Old 2010-07-12, 17:04   Link #3962
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Old 2010-07-12, 18:18   Link #3963
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As such, this has nothing to do with anime really.

The reason is the same as any other language that "borrow" foreign words and phrases, it's because it's considered cool or hip. English (or maybe more correctly, American culture) is considered in vogue in Japan, this extends to including English words in songs (not just anime related music) as well as clothing (such as T-shirts) with English (or even Engrish) text.
There was a recent survey in Japan on what people considered to be cool. The surprising #1 result was to 'have a conversation in English.' Probably an element of class and in-crowd to it, I guess. Still, as my friend who is going to Japan for the 2nd time at the end of the year would attest, knowing how to speak Japanese definitely helps and counters the 'gaijin' factor.
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Old 2010-07-13, 04:39   Link #3964
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funny green tea commercial?

I'm trying to find a clip of this on youtube to show my friend, however, I'm having trouble. Maybe someone can help me out.

(This is a commercial played in Asia.)

It starts off with a woman walking to her ex-boyfriend's apartment in a trench-coat and he opens the door. She "flashs" him (of course she is wearing like a bikini or lingerie underneath) and she has a super hot body. The Ex-boyfriend begins to get a nose bleed and the woman arrogantly walks away with the boyfriend falling to his knees and reaching out to her wanting her to come back. As she is walking away, she takes a sip of the green tea being advertised.

Anyone familiar with this commercial or got a link for it? Thanks.
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Old 2010-07-13, 08:36   Link #3965
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During world cup weeks earlier, I sometimes watch streamed matches from my PC because its 2 am in the morning and I'm too sleepy to go out to watch with others.

During half time, there is a commercial about incoming movie which assembled a lot of action heroes from yesteryear .. Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Arnie, Bruce Willis and several more .. Its an action film of course .. and I cant, for the life of me, remember the name of the movie now >.< It supposed to be out in July/August this year.. .

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Old 2010-07-13, 08:44   Link #3966
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During half time, there is a commercial about incoming movie which assembled a lot of action heroes from yesteryear .. Sylvester Stallone, Dolph Lundgren, Arnie, Bruce Willis and several more .. Its an action film of course .. and I cant, for the life of me, remember the name of the movie now >.< It supposed to be out in July/August this year.. .

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Exp...es_(2010_film)
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Old 2010-07-13, 18:46   Link #3967
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Mangaka Hikaru Nakamura's email address

Would anyone happen to know or know where to find Hikaru Nakamura's email address? I checked her website and there's a little letter and pencil icon, which led me to think it would be her contact details, but my page wouldn't open it. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 2010-07-14, 02:47   Link #3968
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Old 2010-07-14, 03:28   Link #3969
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Do you like sweet potatoes smothered in butter and brown sugar.


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Old 2010-07-14, 04:46   Link #3970
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Is it just me or isn't there an Inception thread in General >:
I tried search.. 0 results and I want to be 100% sure before making a boo boo
Inception of what?
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Do you like sweet potatoes smothered in butter and brown sugar.


Yum ^_^ My fav.
Ohh that sounds good right now. But I got no sweet potatoes, only Russets, blech.
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Old 2010-07-14, 04:59   Link #3971
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I don't like butter much, but sweat potato in brown sugar does sound good...

Anyway, a real silly question this time:
For identical twins, is it possible for them to have different sexuality (one is straight and another is homosexual)?

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Old 2010-07-14, 05:02   Link #3972
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That sounds awfully.. unhealthy ^_^;;

The only way I have had sweet potatoes was in croquettes or soup. I've seen the whole baked potato thing in loads of books and stuff but I've never had one. Seeing how I'm not a fan of cheese or butter I'll take your word for it that it's nice xD

Been wondering, what sort of things are there which really get your blood pumping and spine tingling? Y'know, that rising feeling of impending AWESOME. For me it has always been simple, macho hammy moments such as Warhammer (re: Shinji and Warhammer 40k :P), pretty much any rousing speech or even something simple like this little amv. What gets you guys going?
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Old 2010-07-14, 05:33   Link #3973
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I don't like butter much, but sweat potato in brown sugar does sound good...

Anyway, a real silly question this time:
For identical twins, is it possible for them to have different sexuality (one is straight and another is homosexual)?

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I'm with the ones who say that sexuality is influenced by external factors, and is not a decision programmed into the mind at conception. So my answer would be that yes, it is entirely possible for them to have different preferences in sexual partners.
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Old 2010-07-14, 05:47   Link #3974
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I'm with the ones who say that sexuality is influenced by external factors, and is not a decision programmed into the mind at conception. So my answer would be that yes, it is entirely possible for them to have different preferences in sexual partners.
Are there real couples to prove this? Or is it possibly true but has not yet confirmed? (like eating watermelon and fried foods in Japan)
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Old 2010-07-14, 06:02   Link #3975
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Are there real couples to prove this? Or is it possibly true but has not yet confirmed? (like eating watermelon and fried foods in Japan)
When I say external factors, I mean how the twin grew up, what s/he saw and experienced, not foods that the pregnant mother ate. That's just wives' tales/Sims 3 theories, no?
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Old 2010-07-14, 06:13   Link #3976
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When I say external factors, I mean how the twin grew up, what s/he saw and experienced, not foods that the pregnant mother ate. That's just wives' tales/Sims 3 theories, no?
But then most current literature and scholars believed that sexual orientation is not a matter of choice. Basically they said that sexuality is biological in nature and therefore due to genetic factor...or something like that...
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Old 2010-07-14, 07:26   Link #3977
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But then most current literature and scholars believed that sexual orientation is not a matter of choice. Basically they said that sexuality is biological in nature and therefore due to genetic factor...or something like that...
It's not so simple. An element of choice is involved, but genetic factors do predispose an individual towards certain sexual orientations.

That's about as much I think I can safely write without triggering a flame war. The topic has been debated, heatedly, in the gay marriage thread.
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Old 2010-07-14, 07:44   Link #3978
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Is it just me or isn't there an Inception thread in General >:
I tried search.. 0 results and I want to be 100% sure before making a boo boo
There hasn't been one yet.
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Old 2010-07-14, 08:17   Link #3979
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It's not so simple. An element of choice is involved, but genetic factors do predispose an individual towards certain sexual orientations.

That's about as much I think I can safely write without triggering a flame war. The topic has been debated, heatedly, in the gay marriage thread.
56 pages... let me pass then xD

So i guess no one know any identical twins or triplets that have different sexual orientation to each other yet?
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Old 2010-07-14, 08:18   Link #3980
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