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神無月の騎士
Posted on: Aug 2 2012, 04:59 PM


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Thanks! Yours is one I know I remember seeing around, though without so high a post count I do believe. I didn't realize I'd been gone so long! Haha
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Posted on: Aug 1 2012, 04:06 PM


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Admittedly, as much as I'm enjoying RD, some of the early chapters are absolutely giving me fits. XD I knew it was more difficult than most of the more recent ones, but somehow it keeps taking me by surprise. Very much enjoying it though, aside from mourning the loss of the old style supports.

I'm surprised how many people remember, thank you! (IMG:style_emoticons/blue/grin.gif)
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Posted on: Aug 1 2012, 08:19 AM


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o.o Huh, I only barely remember that topic (though I was looking for the old stuff I RP'd in just to see how bad it was that many years ago), that's one heckuva impressive memory haha. And also, thanks for posting it! Saves me a significant amount of trouble in hunting it down.

I hope to be about for a while, though how much I can actually contribute to anything is a completely different question. I've only just gotten my hands on Radiant Dawn, and that board's pretty much dead as a doornail and I've yet to have some completely original observation to make a new topic about haha.

Also, thanks for the re-welcome!
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Posted on: Jul 31 2012, 08:36 PM


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Thanks!

If I had more free time I'd try to get into an RP, but I really need to devote my time and energy elsewhere, unfortunately. It's been so long since I was in a good RP of any kind, it'd be nice... *Sigh*

I'm looking forward to seeing more about FE13, I'm definitely intrigued. Too broke to buy a 3DS and the game, but definitely intrigued haha.

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Posted on: Jul 31 2012, 03:04 PM


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Wandered back after a long hiatus from the series and find things pretty quiet looking. o.o Not that I was a super-active poster myself or anything, but things look slow. Here's to it picking back up sometime...?

And 'ello again!
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Posted on: Mar 30 2011, 04:59 PM


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As big as this community is, a few people at least have to know of this show, and several probably (hopefully) are also really big fans. <.<

Anyone else watch it here, despite the connotations of being a little girl's show, and all that stuff that used to be a staple of the franchise? The show, under Lauren Faust's direction, has become wonderfully animated, wittily written, and entertaining to all demographics, with a shockingly huge number of fans in their 20s and 30s.

Are any of those fans lurking around here? <.<>.> Speak up and discuss!
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Posted on: Jun 3 2009, 01:46 AM


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Ooh, I forgot about this thread...

I'm in the middle of reading the Prose Edda, by Snorri Sturluson, but with the 13 hour flight I'll be facing in a few days, I expect to move on to the Poetic Edda pretty soon. Both of them are collections of Norse mythology in the form of prose and poetry, and are basically the definitive collections of such. Been some really interesting reading so far.
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Posted on: May 10 2009, 10:54 AM


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I saw Star Trek at IMAX yesterday, and that was not only epic, but a genius way of doing it to keep as many people happy as possible and draw in new fans.

Absolutely awesome <3
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Posted on: Feb 26 2009, 04:37 PM


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I'd like to go with a Firestorm, particularly one backed up by a full-blown tornado.

As they were explained to me, and which I double-checked on wiki before potentially making a fool of myself by mentioning them by the wrong name, a firestorm can be any of a self-perpetuating wind and fire phenomenon, most oftentimes occurring when there are bushfires or forest fires or some sort. They can create little wind-storm things on their own, but more devastating is when a full-blown tornado comes by and sweeps up flaming debris, tossing it in front of its path. The flaming debris catches more on fire, the heat produces more updrafts, feeding both the fire and the tornado so that it can pick up the new flaming debris and continue the process.

One of sufficient size would be unstoppable as it crossed a continent, destroying everything in its path. And would be so much more dramatic to watch than something like a flood. <.<>.>
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Posted on: Feb 25 2009, 11:02 PM


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Hey, welcome back! I'm certainly glad to see you back around, though it doesn't sound like you're doing so well for your break, which I'm sorry to hear...
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Posted on: Feb 24 2009, 02:40 PM


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Yeah, neither are working for me, clicking or c/ping either...
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Posted on: Dec 12 2008, 11:11 AM


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For those of you who still like fairy tales at heart, or just a piece of classic, wonderful fantasy every now and then, I'd recommend just about anything by Robin McKinley. Specifically though...

The Blue Sword
The Hero and the Crown
Beauty
Rose Daughter
The Outlaws of Sherwood
Sunshine


Any of these would be an excellent read.
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Posted on: Dec 5 2008, 07:02 PM


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QUOTE(Zack Fair @ Dec 5 2008, 06:37 PM) *
QUOTE(神無月の @ Dec 5 2008, 06:34 PM) *
I've just started reading a vampire book myself after finishing the book I previously posted!

I'm reading Sunshine, by Robin McKinley. Really out-there sort of work for her, but an awesome book. <3


Vampire books are awesome!Ive read 4 out the 12 books of the series all really good.(of the cirque du freak)

I might pick them up sometimes. I normally don't read much vampire literature, I prefer fantasy, romance, that sort of thing, but if it's good...
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Posted on: Dec 5 2008, 06:34 PM


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I've just started reading a vampire book myself after finishing the book I previously posted!

I'm reading Sunshine, by Robin McKinley. Really out-there sort of work for her, but an awesome book. <3
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Posted on: Dec 4 2008, 10:07 AM


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Well yeah, you could, and I'd eventually suggest doing so (though I personally go with Nyoro~n), but if you don't watch it in English, the company itself loses revenue and it denies them a reason to continue exporting things like DVDs, models, games, and other such stuff that would generate a positive Gundam fanbase in America.

I agree that the subs are better than the dub, but it's ultimately self-destructive unless you live in/near Japan or can afford to import anything you like, haha. I can only very rarely import things, myself, though I still do when I can.

I've seen all of season 1 and am current on season 2 through subs and my own understanding of Japanese, but I still plan on keeping up with the dub if only to raise the ratings for it and show Sunrise/Bandai that Gundam's not dead in America.

At least not totally, anyway.
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Posted on: Dec 4 2008, 12:27 AM


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It's got a pretty interesting premise, really interesting I thought, actually, but I couldn't get past the way they do the characters' eyes, at least in the manga. The anime might do it differently, but the manga eyes were just too freaky for me.

Looked really promising though.
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Posted on: Dec 3 2008, 04:05 PM


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I haven't had the misfortune to try the Thanksgiving Pack, but I've heard bad things about from basically everyone, so you can bet I won't be trying it in the future either. <.<;

My favorite is definitely plain ol' Cream Soda. Not red cream soda, just cream soda. An oldie but a goody. <3
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Posted on: Dec 3 2008, 02:27 PM


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I'm actually still using the FFVII victory theme from when I changed it after FFVII:AC came out...<.<;;
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Posted on: Dec 3 2008, 02:26 PM


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I'd say it's currently Key of the Twilight, a background song from .hack//SIGN.
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Posted on: Dec 2 2008, 05:09 PM


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I'm re-reading "The Annotated Chronicles," by Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman. It's the original three Dragonlance novels (Dragons of Autumn Twilight, Dragons of Winter Night, and Dragons of Spring Dawning) with annotations from the authors and others who worked on it.

Love the series itself, but these neat little annotations make it even better.
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Posted on: Dec 1 2008, 05:18 PM


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"The Prestigious Society for Unrestricted Profession of Ownership of Characters from Animated Media from, or Based Aesthetically Upon, Japan."

That might be long enough...
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Posted on: Dec 1 2008, 01:14 AM


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Okay, I don't think this is necroposting, but I guess I'll find out when/if I get my warning level raised...

A week ago today the first two episodes of Gundam 00's first season aired on SciFi with the English dub, and the second season is onto its 9th episode in Japan as of yesterday or so. A lot's happened since any of these previous posts were made, and I'm sure there's a lot to talk about.

What are everyone's opinions on the English dub?
And any thoughts on the events of Season 2? (Remember your spoiler tags!)

Personally I was more pleased with the dub than I had expected to be based on previews. Most of them are decent in that way that you know they'll improve with time, or you'll get used to them in a way that doesn't hurt your original view of the character (or turn you off of the show entirely if you're a first-time viewer). My main complaints were InuYasha's voice for Allelujah/Hallelujah, and Sergei Smirnov. The dub for Alle completely lacks any of the would-be-innocent, soft-voiced personality that Alle really had, and Sergei's dub is completely lacking in any of the gruff-but-affectionately-fatherly undertones that his Japanese voice displayed, even in these first two episodes. Considering we hear a lot of that voice later on, it sort of concerns me that they've screwed his character up pretty badly.

Anyone else?
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Posted on: Nov 14 2008, 10:25 AM


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QUOTE(Nealuchi @ Nov 14 2008, 01:13 AM) *
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Yay!

Kannadzuki no Kishi, and following Japanese rules of pronunciation, by the way. (IMG:style_emoticons/blue/^_^.gif)

yeah... there is no 'd' in that... even with phonetic spelling (which japanese is phonetic, there would be little if no changes at all to spelling other than missing consonants), so I hope that was a typo.

The real question is, do you know what all thoes kanji symbolize, or did you essentially copy it off the show title? =/

I was taught both ways, actually, since つ is romanized as tsu, then づ can be romanized as du or dzu, depending on the author and the way the source, if it's spoken, says it, though granted that doesn't offer a lot of variation. Straight-up du can be misleading since デゥ is phoneticized the same way, but is pronounced without the z/s sound, and more like the English word 'do.' This might be present purely in katakana, though, I'm not sure.

And I do know what they symbolize, yeah. I took Kannaduki from KnM, as it's a favorite of mine, but tacked on Kishi (Knight) to give it a twist that wouldn't require a miko's outfit. As much as I love my hakama, no thank you, haha. Kannaduki itself translates to Godless Month, and was archaically used for October, since like..the gods gathered in November, and it was Kamiariduki, I think (Month Wherein the Gods Are), since the gods left to meet in November they were absent in October, or something like that.

The no just indicates possession, denoted usually by an 's or "of," in translation to denote the relation from one noun to another.

A full breakdown would be:
神 (かん) God(s)
無 (なっ) Absence
月 (づき) Month
の Possessive particle
巫女 (みこ) Shrine maiden, occasionally sorceress
騎士 (きし) Knight, literally 'horse (not exactly horse, as that's 馬, which is present in the ki of kishi, but translates similarly) fighter/soldier/warrior (again not exactly that, as it's not used alone, but it's close).

Reading 月 brought up "tsuki" in my head, and I guess there would be times where the "zu" and "dzu" could be confused with "tsu" in pronounciation, (and why I thought the romanization of the title looked weird), but I didn't realize (read as "know") its specific usage in that phrase was graded into a ヅキ。I was taught "dzu" primarily, so I am sad whenever I type using the IME that I type "dzu" and the IME expects "du". (IMG:style_emoticons/blue/sad.gif)

騎 is "horse riding" literally. The radical 馬 (lit. Horse) because of the association with a horse. You could have left out the literally horse part to make it less confusing to everyone else (which I'm sure everyone hates us right now for all the moonspeak. (IMG:style_emoticons/blue/lol.gif) ) The usage to mean knight 騎士 comes partially from the idea of a highly skilled (there's the 士) horsemen (and theres 騎) usually for the purpose of war, and got the word knight from the European knights since they were usually on horseback. Or so I'd assume since "knight" wasn't used in Japan, there were other words for that in medieval Japan. (IMG:style_emoticons/blue/oh.gif)

If you want warrior/soldier/figher specifically, I would have used 戦士.

Anyways, other than a few lingering thoughts, you have earned a little more respect from me. (IMG:style_emoticons/blue/happy.gif)

It's an honor to have achieved some respect in the eyes of one whom I've respected from afar. ^__^ Thank you!

Oooh, horse riding, okay, that makes sense with all the other definitions without making it redundant from horse itself, that makes sense. And 士 just being 'highly skilled' makes sense with the other combinations 'highly skilled horse rider,' 'highly skilled (at) fighting' for senshi'...It's nice to start the day off learning something new, haha, thanks! I'd bet there were other words for knight in medieval Japan, though after looking through my dictionaries I'm not finding one...I doubt it'd be kishi though, yeah, even the Japanese seem to equate it to European knights, rather than any sort of mounted fighters in Japan's own feudal era. Cavalry might be sorta close, combining horse riding and soldier, but that may or may not be applicable to a single person, I'm not sure sometimes given the lack of anything to denote plural other than like, -ら、-達, ー方, that sort of thing...
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Posted on: Nov 13 2008, 10:44 PM


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QUOTE(Nealuchi @ Nov 13 2008, 04:35 AM) *
QUOTE(神無月の @ Nov 10 2008, 11:28 PM) *
Yay!

Kannadzuki no Kishi, and following Japanese rules of pronunciation, by the way. (IMG:style_emoticons/blue/^_^.gif)

yeah... there is no 'd' in that... even with phonetic spelling (which japanese is phonetic, there would be little if no changes at all to spelling other than missing consonants), so I hope that was a typo.

The real question is, do you know what all thoes kanji symbolize, or did you essentially copy it off the show title? =/

I was taught both ways, actually, since つ is romanized as tsu, then づ can be romanized as du or dzu, depending on the author and the way the source, if it's spoken, says it, though granted that doesn't offer a lot of variation. Straight-up du can be misleading since デゥ is phoneticized the same way, but is pronounced without the z/s sound, and more like the English word 'do.' This might be present purely in katakana, though, I'm not sure.

And I do know what they symbolize, yeah. I took Kannaduki from KnM, as it's a favorite of mine, but tacked on Kishi (Knight) to give it a twist that wouldn't require a miko's outfit. As much as I love my hakama, no thank you, haha. Kannaduki itself translates to Godless Month, and was archaically used for October, since like..the gods gathered in November, and it was Kamiariduki, I think (Month Wherein the Gods Are), since the gods left to meet in November they were absent in October, or something like that.

The no just indicates possession, denoted usually by an 's or "of," in translation to denote the relation from one noun to another.

A full breakdown would be:
神 (かん) God(s)
無 (なっ) Absence
月 (づき) Month
の Possessive particle
巫女 (みこ) Shrine maiden, occasionally sorceress
騎士 (きし) Knight, literally 'horse (not exactly horse, as that's 馬, which is present in the ki of kishi, but translates similarly) fighter/soldier/warrior (again not exactly that, as it's not used alone, but it's close).
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Posted on: Nov 10 2008, 11:28 PM


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Yay!

Kannadzuki no Kishi, and following Japanese rules of pronunciation, by the way. (IMG:style_emoticons/blue/^_^.gif)
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