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  1. Echoes
    2011-10-28 17:31
    Look at the bright side, if we continue doing nothing about global warming, there won't be any future for those hypothetical children!

    Yeah, being charismatic is something that I think comes very naturally to those who are. Most of it is innate, although I'm sure there are techniques that can be learned. I rarely got into fights myself. One of the times I got punched in the face all I had done was to ask someone who was being a jerk to someone else to "cut it out." He didn't take kindly to my suggestion. :P Never been close to seriously injured in any of my encounters though, so it wasn't a big deal.

    Ah, I understand your perspective. That's a good way of looking at it. There certainly is a lot of stuff to do on the internet... too bad most of it is a complete waste of time. Sure can be fun, though.

    Yeah, I wouldn't want to miss out on everything anime has to offer, even if I did step down to being a more casual fan. That's pretty much what I already do with television series and games already.

    Sorry, but it turned out to be I who fell asleep instead, haha.
  2. Echoes
    2011-10-28 05:44
    Yeah, there always has been, and always will be, challenges like that, I suppose. I feel like I'm already disliking modern trends so much you'd think I was in my 80s.

    I was relatively quiet myself, sort of socially awkward, especially in elementary school. I'm sure your voice carries enough weight to get the message across. Never really thought about whether I have a powerful voice or not... I hate hearing myself on tape, but that's the case for most people, so doesn't really tell me much. I'm not particularly strong either, so I guess I would probably lose an average fight as well. I got into a few nasty incidents around that age with some unsavory characters, but nothing horrible came of it. A few punches in the face, that's all. And at that age, it hardly even left a mark.

    Getting into things late should make you less patient, not more, man. :P

    I'm fairly sure that won't happen anytime soon. There's always something that draw me back in.... eventually. It's just a little disappointing that I'm not more excited right now, this is a great season.

    Sorry about the delay, some issues on my end.
  3. Echoes
    2011-10-28 03:39
    You're right, of course. But stuff like that sure isn't making it easy for parents. Perhaps it will all balance out in the end and people will stop obsessing over it when it's readily available. Maybe? I don't really know. It might be that I am just being a prude, but I'm uncomfortable with it.

    Lucky bastard. I don't think there's such a thing as being "good at being upset." If you can keep your cool, that's a fantastic advantage in debate, and just in normal conversation too. It's great that you're willing to stand up for a friend in need in that sort of a situation, I would like to think that I would act likewise. Luckily, I haven't been in that sort of a situation since I was around 14. :P

    Sounds like a blast, I'll watch that over the weekend. I wish I could just shut it out like you. You have many enviable abilities! Whenever I get home and sit down at my computer it'll just come to mind. Whatever show I'm craving will just pop up into the forefront. Lately I've been more laid-back about it, though, but that's mostly because I'm more laid-back about anime in general.
  4. Echoes
    2011-10-28 03:08
    At least things have improved, and we can say that we are at least on the right path. Being a chauvinist is something that is generally looked down upon, while it used to be an accepted fact that women just weren't as important as men. (Still is, in many countries.) I'd be scared to have a child today. He would have access to the most grotesque and degrading pornography 24/7 from a very early age, and I don't think that's a healthy thing, at all. It impacts the way people view women, even if people are convinced it doesn't. At least that's what I think. I'm sure there are some positive aspects to it as well, like someone who's sexually frustrated who will watch porn instead of going out and raping someone.

    I never felt that you were being brutish in the slightest. I've had my share of bad experiences with it too, so I know where you're coming from. It's often more trouble than it's worth, especially on the internet, where it's harder to clarify things on the spot, and all tone and personality is stripped from the conversation.

    That's awesome, Makoto is a lot of fun. Then again, most of them are. For me it's not a trouble of coming back, at least not with these series, it's the trouble of waiting for it. One twenty minute episode a week, it simply does not suffice! Of course, it's a lot worse with plot-heavy shows usually. Working and Idolmaster are actually quite good choices for weekly viewings, but I still find the wait unbearable at times.
  5. Echoes
    2011-10-28 02:29
    It's a weird thing, the development of female rights. Rape is still common, various degrading stereotypes are still common, yet women live longer on average, are getting better educations on average, as well as better grades. I don't quite know what to make of it. Drifting into yet another controversial topic, I think that pornography is moving in exactly the opposite direction of society in general; becoming more and more degrading to women. I don't know if that's fulfilling some perverse urge to still feel dominant for men who no longer feel in control, but it's a disturbing development regardless. I don't think the amount of it being consumed can possibly be healthy either, I remember hearing that an average man watches like 60 clips a week or something. (Yeah, not very precise, it was a TED talk that I can't remember the name of.)

    I'll be honest, I wrote up a long response to this part, but I scrapped it. I think we're just coming at this from different angles. However, I also think that we largely agree that people should respect other people's opinions/beliefs and that when they don't; that's when trouble sets in. I'm actively interested in the religious debate and have been for many years, while you don't find it that fruitful, and that's completely cool. There are countless other things to talk about.

    Awesome. Feels like it's been more than a week since the last episode. Sometimes I just want to stop watching ongoing stuff completely, it can be such a pain.
  6. Echoes
    2011-10-28 01:52
    Ah, yes, but then we're speaking about two different kinds of mistreatment. There's being an abusive asshole, which is obviously bad, and then there's women not having the same rights and men and basically being the property of men in marriage, which is a lot worse and has been the case until fairly recent history. Although this is over as a matter of fact, the attitudes still remain in many, which leads to the sort of behavior you're referring to.

    I'll just stop talking, then.
  7. Echoes
    2011-10-28 01:27
    I can agree with that. Like so many other groups, women have been mistreated throughout history, and it might be the greatest injustice done to any group, because of the sheer numbers involved. Probably the only systematically mistreated group that you can't call a minority. (Well, unless you count "poor people" or "farmers" etc.)

    I don't really want to get into it, as it always leads to trouble, but the continued resistance to equality to the sexes is one of the many, many reasons I'm not fond of religions, Abrahamic ones in particular.
  8. Echoes
    2011-10-28 00:36
    I agree, he wasn't very progressive on the feminism side, that's outdated for sure. He's someone I take things away from, not someone whose entire life-work I can agree with, or even like. If you're sensitive about the religion issue, which is perfectly natural; most people are, I'm just going to leave that one as is; no reason to rock the boat.

    I was just sayin', I'm not a disastrous cook or anything.... though accidents do happen. :P
  9. Echoes
    2011-10-28 00:19
    Sure, differences in philosophy I suppose. I think a good deal of the negative observations he makes on (human) nature happen to be true, or at least have a lot of truth in them. I take some positive things away from it (like free inquiry, individualism and self-reliance, but he is undeniably very gloomy in many of his perspectives.

    Hopefully... you never know, maybe I burn everything. I spilled boiling water all over my leg and foot earlier this week. >-<
  10. Echoes
    2011-10-27 23:23
    I love Nietzsche, but unfortunately he's one of those people pretentious people like to just scam through and quote to pretend to be smart and philosophical. :P He's a great thinker, though, and ravishingly intelligent. I got "Also Sprach Zarathustra" on my shelf.

    That does sound pretty damn delicious, man. Those crab cakes struck a cord with me. They would go well with some vanilla coke. Another 40 minutes left. >-<

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