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Icyshadow wrote:

So, some good news. I got a new job, and start on Monday.

In other news, my birthday is only eight days away, and I'm pretty excited oddly enough.

Grats Icy on your new job!

*Gets dressed*

My nephew should be up soon and he shouldn't be seeing his aunt nekkid.

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Woran wrote:
I *hate* mosquitos.

Tell me about it Im a mosquito magnet. And we have them all year round.


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Woran wrote:
I *hate* mosquitos.

But they're endangered.

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I had a nightmare last night that I had one of these crawling in my paw and I was trying to pull it out using a tweezer.

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John Napier 698 wrote:
Ah, Akihabara! More Otaku than you can shake a stick at. Hope you don't have a phobia of crowds.

Akihabara made me blush. I mean all those big butts and boobs on posters, bolster covers...Urgh people are weird...


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Just a Mort wrote:
Urgh people are weird...

And Akihabara is proof that weirdness has it's own Gravity.

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Just a Mort wrote:
I had a nightmare last night that I had one of these crawling in my paw and I was trying to pull it out using a tweezer.

I had a nightmare about a helicopter pulling off the top two floors of the building where I work and scrambling around in the aftermath trying to find where my laptop had gotten to in the ensuing insanity.


I know, right? It's gonna be awesome.

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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
You know why I majored in Geography in undergrad? I just got round trip tickets to Tokyo, complete with a day trip in Beijing, for $575. That's why.
Enjoy your trip, Rosita.
Oh, I shall. I arrive in Japan on the evening of January 8 and depart on the evening of January 18. I arrive in Tokyo, so Akihabara is a must, and I imagine I'll be visiting Yokosuka (the museum ship Mikasa, Kanagawa Bay, and Mt. Fuji are there), Kyoto, and Hiroshima (big maritime museum here). Also need to find a castle and a train museum, nd ride a Shinkansen. I have 9 full days to do all these things.

The Hiroshima peace memorial museum according to my ex boss is very heart-rending (but worth going to) as it features of the devastation done by the nuclear bombs on civilians. Which includes school kids.

There was this girl who was trying to fold a thousand origami cranes as she was dying of leukemia due to radiation from the atomic bomb.

Japanese folklore has it whoever folds a thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. She just wanted to live.

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From "Sadako and the thousand paper cranes" on Wikipedia:

After her death, Sadako's friends and schoolmates published a collection of letters in order to raise funds to build a memorial to her and all of the children who had died from the effects of the atomic bomb. In 1958, a statue of Sadako holding a golden crane was unveiled in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, also called the Genbaku Dome, and installed in the Hiroshima Peace Park.

At the foot of the statue is a plaque that reads: "This is our cry. This is our prayer. Peace on Earth."


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Hey, Rosita!
Hope the trip is everything you wish.

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Scintillae wrote:
Woran wrote:
I *hate* mosquitos.
But they're endangered.

They could go extinct for all I care.

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Rosita - go get a bento before you shinkansen. They have good bentos at the station. What amazed me was that their bento came with strings you could pull so the bottom of the box would heat up so if it was a hot bento, it'd be served to you hot.

Probably some kind of chemical reaction. My BF had his beef Don hot. I opted for seafood bento with raw fish and fish eggs, and sea urchin so I didn't get the self heating bento, since my stuff is meant to be eaten cold.


Just a Mort wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
You know why I majored in Geography in undergrad? I just got round trip tickets to Tokyo, complete with a day trip in Beijing, for $575. That's why.
Enjoy your trip, Rosita.
Oh, I shall. I arrive in Japan on the evening of January 8 and depart on the evening of January 18. I arrive in Tokyo, so Akihabara is a must, and I imagine I'll be visiting Yokosuka (the museum ship Mikasa, Kanagawa Bay, and Mt. Fuji are there), Kyoto, and Hiroshima (big maritime museum here). Also need to find a castle and a train museum, nd ride a Shinkansen. I have 9 full days to do all these things.

The Hiroshima peace memorial museum according to my ex boss is very heart-rending (but worth going to) as it features of the devastation done by the nuclear bombs on civilians. Which includes school kids.

There was this girl who was trying to fold a thousand origami cranes as she was dying of leukemia due to radiation from the atomic bomb.

Japanese folklore has it whoever folds a thousand origami cranes would be granted a wish. She just wanted to live.

I might avoid that, to be honest. Just a bit too heavy for me, and since I plan on visiting military museums, I really don't want to get dragged into a morality debate about atomic bombs and, well, all the s$~@ Imperial Japan did that revisionists like to ignore. It can go nowhere good.


Just a Mort wrote:
I had a nightmare last night that I had one of these crawling in my paw and I was trying to pull it out using a tweezer.

I hate parasites.

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Ah well, I'd go there if I was in the area as I don't have particular baggage. Anyway I heard even in Vietnam, lots of Americans(its like their top draw) visit the war remnants museum featuring the Vietnam War. Apparently the musuem is still standing and no flame wars have broken out down there^^

My ex boss is Polish, so yep, no baggage on her side either.

The takeaway from the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum is that in war, there are no victors. Only widows. I don't believe it pushes blame to any nation, and simply just advocates for world peace.


*Looks around nervously for incoming Flaming Bicycles. Opens shelter doors.*


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Fritzy worked over 40 hours in 4 days with high humidity and temps over 90 degrees.

You can flaming bicycle yourselves tonight.


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Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Ah, Akihabara! More Otaku than you can shake a stick at. Hope you don't have a phobia of crowds.
Akihabara made me blush. I mean all those big butts and boobs on posters, bolster covers...Urgh people are weird...

Blushing Mort is a cute Mort! :P

Nothing that spoke to a certain kitty?

Rosita the Riveter wrote:
[I might avoid that, to be honest. Just a bit too heavy for me, and since I plan on visiting military museums, I really don't want to get dragged into a morality debate about atomic bombs and, well, all the s%@# Imperial Japan did that revisionists like to ignore. It can go nowhere good.

Please don't take this the wrong way Rosita...

But your terminology use here is not completely correct.
Historical revisionism is part of the process of writing history, its what make us look over old interpretations of historical 'facts' in an attempt to reach a new reading of history.

I think what you are looking for is Historical Negationism

Again I'm sorry, but I've had it with the use of 'revisionism' as some kind of shorthand for '[insert touchy subject] denial'.


Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Ah, Akihabara! More Otaku than you can shake a stick at. Hope you don't have a phobia of crowds.
Akihabara made me blush. I mean all those big butts and boobs on posters, bolster covers...Urgh people are weird...

appears in thread

Wha?

I was doing something else a moment ago...how did I end up here?


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Rosita the Riveter wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Rosita the Riveter wrote:
You know why I majored in Geography in undergrad? I just got round trip tickets to Tokyo, complete with a day trip in Beijing, for $575. That's why.
Enjoy your trip, Rosita.
Oh, I shall. I arrive in Japan on the evening of January 8 and depart on the evening of January 18. I arrive in Tokyo, so Akihabara is a must, and I imagine I'll be visiting Yokosuka (the museum ship Mikasa, Kanagawa Bay, and Mt. Fuji are there), Kyoto, and Hiroshima (big maritime museum here). Also need to find a castle and a train museum, nd ride a Shinkansen. I have 9 full days to do all these things.

FOR GLORY!


Vanykrye wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:

I may be meeting vanykyre later and I found a housewarming gift for Lisamarlene.

I love conventions.

Yep. I'll be leaving the house in about half an hour. Neither Aiymi nor Zelda are available tonight, so you only get to meet me. My condolences.

I was hoping to meet them. Ah well.


Limeylongears wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
lisamarlene wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
So we have a inspection "secret shopper" expected this week I think I figured out who it is. No normal human being asks me such precise questions and is that ready with personal information.

So, you've seen the "Hotel Inspector" episode of Fawlty Towers, right?

Edit:
Of course I'm naked; I just woke up.
Where's that damned lizardlich floozy armor I was wearing yesterday?

its right here,in the portable wardrobe i keep for just such an occasion.

How many Red Sonjas are in a common-or-garden suit of floozy armour?

Asking for a friend.

Who is also, coincidentally, called Limey.

according to the anti-chainmail bikini crowd, all of them.


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Just a Mort wrote:
Icyshadow wrote:

So, some good news. I got a new job, and start on Monday.

In other news, my birthday is only eight days away, and I'm pretty excited oddly enough.

Grats Icy on your new job!

*Gets dressed*

My nephew should be up soon and he shouldn't be seeing his aunt nekkid.

there is no answer I could give to this that would not result in my face being clawed to ribbons.


Freehold DM wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Ah, Akihabara! More Otaku than you can shake a stick at. Hope you don't have a phobia of crowds.
Akihabara made me blush. I mean all those big butts and boobs on posters, bolster covers...Urgh people are weird...

appears in thread

Wha?

I was doing something else a moment ago...how did I end up here?

You are here because you were summoned by the cries of a hundred thousand American Otaku.


What.


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"It's not a vending machine, it's a water dispenser!" - Crookshanks, heckling a history channel show.


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Otaku is the Japanese word for Nerd. Specifically, the type of Nerd that obsesses over anime and anime-related materials. Like pin-up wall scrolls.


Hey! A coin-operated Water Dispenser. What a great idea!


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Kjeldorn wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Ah, Akihabara! More Otaku than you can shake a stick at. Hope you don't have a phobia of crowds.
Akihabara made me blush. I mean all those big butts and boobs on posters, bolster covers...Urgh people are weird...

Blushing Mort is a cute Mort! :P

Nothing that spoke to a certain kitty?

Rosita the Riveter wrote:
[I might avoid that, to be honest. Just a bit too heavy for me, and since I plan on visiting military museums, I really don't want to get dragged into a morality debate about atomic bombs and, well, all the s%@# Imperial Japan did that revisionists like to ignore. It can go nowhere good.

Please don't take this the wrong way Rosita...

But your terminology use here is not completely correct.
Historical revisionism is part of the process of writing history, its what make us look over old interpretations of historical 'facts' in an attempt to reach a new reading of history.

I think what you are looking for is Historical Negationism

Again I'm sorry, but I've had it with the use of 'revisionism' as some kind of shorthand for '[insert touchy subject] denial'.

I haven't learned as much as I would like to about this, but I have had two good friends who were on the faculty of my school in the past few years who were Japanese nationals, one my age (born in '74), one ten years younger. Both of them said they were kind of surprised at the difference in American attitudes toward Japan post-WWII and what they learned in school.

Example no. 1: I was talking to one of them about having gone to tour the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier museum in Alameda, CA. (You know, where they keep the Nuclear Wessels). She was asking me questions about it and talking about taking her son, who is Hermione's age, to go see it, and I froze and started to stumble, because there are Rising Sun tally marks up on one wall talking about the number of Japanese opponents taken out, and much of the focus is on the WWII Pacific Theater. She hastily responded, "Oh, don't worry about it; we were a$$holes during that war. It was right that you guys won."

Example no. 2: The other gal (the younger one) asked me about a post I had made on my FB wall about wanting to go see "Allegiance", George Takei's musical about his experience in the internment camps. She asked me what this was. I told her what little I knew and why I was interested (my great-grandparents' best friends and next-door neighbors were interned - he was a Japanese-born American citizen and a doctor in Sacramento, was sent to Tule Lake, was a camp doctor there for the internees while their son served in the US military, and after the war they were shunned and ostracized by the Japanese-American community, but I was never told why, so I've always been curious and wanted to learn more). The two of us ended up going to see Allegiance together. She said that she had never heard about the camps during her education in Japan... it was never mentioned or discussed. She echoed what my other friend had said: they were taught that, "We were wrong, and we were punished for our actions."


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I had to ban gunslingers from my games with the out of state nephews.

Not because they're overpowered, but because they don't know how to build them and end up sucking.

If you're a gunslinger and you have to pull out a morningstar to hit something, you're doing it wrong.


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DRINKING WITH VANYKYRE WOOOOOOOOOO


lisamarlene wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
John Napier 698 wrote:
Ah, Akihabara! More Otaku than you can shake a stick at. Hope you don't have a phobia of crowds.
Akihabara made me blush. I mean all those big butts and boobs on posters, bolster covers...Urgh people are weird...

Blushing Mort is a cute Mort! :P

Nothing that spoke to a certain kitty?

Rosita the Riveter wrote:
[I might avoid that, to be honest. Just a bit too heavy for me, and since I plan on visiting military museums, I really don't want to get dragged into a morality debate about atomic bombs and, well, all the s%@# Imperial Japan did that revisionists like to ignore. It can go nowhere good.

Please don't take this the wrong way Rosita...

But your terminology use here is not completely correct.
Historical revisionism is part of the process of writing history, its what make us look over old interpretations of historical 'facts' in an attempt to reach a new reading of history.

I think what you are looking for is Historical Negationism

Again I'm sorry, but I've had it with the use of 'revisionism' as some kind of shorthand for '[insert touchy subject] denial'.

I haven't learned as much as I would like to about this, but I have had two good friends who were on the faculty of my school in the past few years who were Japanese nationals, one my age (born in '74), one ten years younger. Both of them said they were kind of surprised at the difference in American attitudes toward Japan post-WWII and what they learned in school.

Example no. 1: I was talking to one of them about having gone to tour the USS Hornet, an aircraft carrier museum in Alameda, CA. (You know, where they keep the Nuclear Wessels). She was asking me questions about it and talking about taking her son, who is Hermione's age, to go see it, and I froze and started to...

fascinating history.


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lisamarlene wrote:
Vidmaster7 wrote:
So we have a inspection "secret shopper" expected this week I think I figured out who it is. No normal human being asks me such precise questions and is that ready with personal information.

So, you've seen the "Hotel Inspector" episode of Fawlty Towers, right?

Edit:
Of course I'm naked; I just woke up.
Where's that damned lizardlich floozy armor I was wearing yesterday?

I have not but now i'm curious.


I remember reading somewhere that you could remove the mosquito population without any major consequences to the environment I don't know how true that is.


Woo the coffee kicked in. Feeling good tonight!


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Perhaps you should have some more, it's the only way to be sure.


Ha! I don't need to be vibrating. I didn't have any coffee for like 3 days so its effects are pretty stark.

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Freehold DM wrote:
DRINKING WITH VANYKYRE WOOOOOOOOOO

Yayyyyyyyy!

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Freehold DM wrote:
Just a Mort wrote:
Icyshadow wrote:

So, some good news. I got a new job, and start on Monday.

In other news, my birthday is only eight days away, and I'm pretty excited oddly enough.

Grats Icy on your new job!

*Gets dressed*

My nephew should be up soon and he shouldn't be seeing his aunt nekkid.

there is no answer I could give to this that would not result in my face being clawed to ribbons.

Wise decision, Freehold =)

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Kjeldorn wrote:


Blushing Mort is a cute Mort! :P
Nothing that spoke to a certain kitty?

NSFW:

Lets see. I think guys get happier looking at females then females do looking at guys, even had I been that type, which I am not.

And frankly I've always been embarrassed about my shape, and those pictures... Ahem. Make mine look small in comparison.

I think they're really too big, and in nature, everything is about balance. You can't be small sized and have overgrown boobs or butts, it just looks obscene.

Of course there were all those s*x toys and skimpy, tight fitting outfits as well, but I'm really not into that kind of thing.


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Just a Mort wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:


Blushing Mort is a cute Mort! :P
Nothing that spoke to a certain kitty?

** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:
you should never be ashamed of your body, especially in comparison to cheesecakified nonsense. That is a fantasy. You are a reality. You are head and shoulders above that for that reason alone. That said, i have known and know several well endowed(in one sense or another) short women, they are people too.

Just a Mort wrote:
Kjeldorn wrote:


Blushing Mort is a cute Mort! :P
Nothing that spoke to a certain kitty?

** spoiler omitted **

hint:
Give you a hint about guys there is no one perfect body type we like a lot of different types. there is for sure men out there who dig Short and curvy

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Also VANYKYRE IS AWESOME AND WE SHOULD DRINK PARTY AGAIN NEXT TIME WOOOOOOOOO

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For all those really curious:

Me at Gardens at the Bay

Alter self(for humanoid shape) on.

But Freehold... I wanted to be tall and slender with slim straight legs =P

What I get is short and tubby =(

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Freehold DM wrote:
Also VANYKYRE IS AWESOME AND WE SHOULD DRINK PARTY AGAIN NEXT TIME WOOOOOOOOO

Both of you aren't lying on the floor now, are you?


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Just a Mort wrote:

** spoiler omitted **

But Freehold... I wanted to be tall and slender with slim straight legs =P

What I get is short and tubby =(

The real concern is that Giant fruit and vegetable monster behind you.

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Hey to my great credit, I didn't eat him up...


He really doesn't look that appetizing to me. Looks more WTF OMG RUN to me.


Its hard to tell are those glasses the kind without the bottom part of the frame. I always break pairs like that :P

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