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General / Re: Things that make you cry
« on: Today at 12:31 AM »
Can't quit you Gatesu-kun ;.;

Quote from: goboiano
The zoo keepers are isolating him from Hululu for his health. It turns out, Grape-kun wasn’t eating his food because he was too busy chilling with Hululu. Grape-kun is 20, which is elderly for a penguin, so his cute antics could cause him to die from malnutrition.

and this is part of a larger story, kemono friends collaborating with these zoos has helped them a lot



Entertainment / Re: Bill Nye Saves the World
« on: Yesterday at 10:22 PM »
well i don't believe gender is a social construct, gender is biological. gender roles however can be social constructs, men and women are naturally predisposed to fall into some of them, but they can vary sometimes greatly.

the internet has given rise to cause more people to question their sexuality and gender probably more than ever before, how much of it is true gender dysphoria is hard to say. i do think some corners of the internet romanticize transitioning or at least imagining yourself as the other gender, mostly mtf. to reduce such a complicated subject to crude memes and twitterbytes is at best irresponsible.

Entertainment / Re: Bill Nye Saves the World
« on: Yesterday at 10:09 PM »
valid treatment or not how does it invalidate the existence of gender dysphoria? not saying that some cases aren't "doubtful" but it seems important to you since you brought it up

Entertainment / Re: Bill Nye Saves the World
« on: Yesterday at 09:59 PM »
well that settles it, a sample size of 1 person should suffice

Entertainment / Re: Bill Nye Saves the World
« on: Yesterday at 09:34 PM »
Of course I was being a little hyperbolic, I understand that Gender dysphoria is a real psychological problem, but thats the thing, its psychological and should be treated as such.  Society should not have to twist itself into a pretzel for .1 percent of the population, who now demands special treatment and a level of "protected species".
so are you still being hyperbolic, or..? i mean there's a middle ground here, too.

>HRT is a method of treating it
Except that the majority of those who undergo HRT and sex reassignment surgery commit suicide after the fact.
wow that's a stunning number. the majority so, more than half? i'd love to see a citation on this, if it's a true statistic it's an incredible one. surely a doctor would consider this before condoning HRT.

It's not big meanies like me throwing eggs at their windows, it's that they have a problem and need real treatment, not placation. If you actually cared about any of those people you would actually help them instead of bashing in the skull of anyone who critizes them with bike locks.
i'm not sure if you're talking to me here or specifically referencing some video or something, but anyway i'm not saying that HRT is the only treatment for gender dysphoria, nor would i ever tell someone that's what they needed. i don't know how to help people with gender dysphoria, i'm not a psychologist or a doctor, i don't have gender dysphoria and i have no idea what that would feel like. but i will tell you that i have seen people undergo years of HRT who used to be miserable and are now very happy people living their lives. at least on the surface that is what i have observed. i'm sure there are people out there who think they might want to transition and end up changing their minds or wish they hadn't, as it goes with any life-changing decision.

that being said i disagree that HRT is nothing but placation as hormonal changes and visual appearance have varying psychological side effects.

Entertainment / Re: Bill Nye Saves the World
« on: Yesterday at 09:10 PM »
gee i wonder

Entertainment / Re: Bill Nye Saves the World
« on: Yesterday at 09:01 PM »
I could declare myself a werewolf and demand they start making doors wider, and anyone who disagrees is "lyanthrophobic", when in reality all I needed was an execution.

except gender dysphoria is a real thing

you're making the mistake of sampling a vocal minority of people cherry-picked by confirmation bias. it's easy to take a handful of antifa sjw tumblrites and use them to make a blanket statement about an entire group of people, but it's willfully disingenuous and you know it.

transgender people are not the byproduct of anything modern, only the mouthpiece that validates their existence is. if you can't at least acknowledge that gender dysphoria is a real disorder and that HRT is a method of treating it then you're going to have a hard time having a meaningful conversation with anyone here regarding the subject.

Entertainment / Re: Bill Nye Saves the World
« on: April 26, 2017 05:12 AM »
bill nye the meme science guy

Entertainment / Re: Persona Vee
« on: April 21, 2017 02:27 AM »
i can't believe someone made a website just to whine about his weeb game having a lazy google translate patchjob. but he does touch on some good points that transcend the game itself and bad translations in general.

also yakisoba pan

General / Re: Things that make you cry
« on: April 17, 2017 04:10 PM »
is antifa good at anything besides smashing windows and ganging up on people wearing hats they don't like

General / Re: Things that make you cry
« on: April 17, 2017 12:08 AM »

General / Re: Things that make you cry
« on: April 15, 2017 06:32 AM »
Since you asked he's the money guy for a Dutch indie studio that makes games soup likes.


General / Re: Things that make you cry
« on: April 14, 2017 05:40 PM »

i'm glad i don't know who this person is

please don't enlighten me :wile:

Entertainment / Re: Little Witch Academia episode 9
« on: April 11, 2017 06:29 AM »
funny you mention consequences, since the teachers said resurrecting the dead would have serious ones, but since it was someone of special importance to a senior witch they got off pretty easy.

this episode really rattled me bones. i also liked the current arc and all the ones with sucy shenanigans, especially the one with the cupid bee.

Entertainment / Re: Kimi No Na Wa
« on: April 11, 2017 12:06 AM »
i don't think i could be assed to watch 5cm again, but i remember what bothered me the most about it was the way it was split in to 3 parts. was it even meant to be viewed as a film? it didn't feel like it. the 3rd act was my least favorite part.
Yeah, that's why I'd argue it's more like a poem. The third act is enjoyable if you buy into it being sardonic I think, but that's a difficult sell.
i can't even pretend that because i know shinkai would never be that obtuse

Entertainment / Re: Kimi No Na Wa
« on: April 10, 2017 06:16 PM »
i don't think i could be assed to watch 5cm again, but i remember what bothered me the most about it was the way it was split in to 3 parts. was it even meant to be viewed as a film? it didn't feel like it. the 3rd act was my least favorite part. tbh i have not seen his other movies besides garden of words, which is also stunted in its own way, but it's better than 5cm. i don't think his earlier entries are worth seeing if they're even more amateur than 5cm. he probably should have made shorter format stuff cuz he wasn't very good at telling movie-length stories if 5cm is anything to go by.

Shinkai-Miyazaki comparisons I think are mostly done by western shills in order to sell DVDs to casuals, but it's still sort of entered our collective perception of him, which I'm sure does infinitely more harm than good.

yeah because people fall for it and then the label sticks. honestly i think they have almost nothing in common when it comes to directing, so maybe people will see through it. i wonder if japanese audiences have ever had the thought come across their minds. somehow i doubt it.

Entertainment / Re: spring 2017 anime
« on: April 9, 2017 11:45 PM »
uchouten kazoku started today. it was good

General / Re: Post your favorite MV
« on: April 8, 2017 11:32 PM »

General / Re: WWIII Hype
« on: April 8, 2017 05:04 PM »
World War Episode III: Attack of the Drones

Entertainment / Re: Kimi No Na Wa
« on: April 8, 2017 04:48 PM »
if Shinkai wanted to make us sad he would've just killed them.
or leave them as miserable, broken adults with nothing of consequence from the last hour of animation you just watched like he did in 5cm. but i knew judging by the success of this film that it actually had a proper ending as it would not have been such a box office smash if it left audiences depressed as fuck - although in my case 5cm just made me confused and angry.

I won't say this movie is quite the masterpiece it's been touted as (it doesn't take enough advantage of its medium for that), but I think its safe to say a new standard for the millennium's stand-alone anime movie has been set. It's manipulative storytelling, but I'm always happy to be manipulated by expert hands.

Everyone I saw it with agreed it was a hard 8 to 9/10. Even an 8 would land it two grades higher than any of Shinkai's or Hosoda's other work. I also think it's better than anything Ghibli has released since Spirited Away by as many grades (except Kaguya-hime no Monogatari). Curious to see how it holds up or if anyone remembers it a year from now.
i think it will be remembered and Shinkai has a pretty solid formula for success now, although i highly doubt any of his films will be as successful as Kimi no na wa. the striking visuals will get people in theater seats, but the way Kimi no na wa is structured that compelled people to go see it a 2nd or even a 3rd time you can't really do again as a filmmaker.

i doubt he cares, but i think he will strive to outdo himself either way as he was not satisfied with the finished product and even asked people to stop going to see it.

Shinkai is doing something Ghibli stubbornly refuses to do and that is tell a supernatural story in a modern frame. while i sincerely doubt there will ever be another director as prolific and organically attuned to animated film as Miyazaki, he has clearly failed to captivate the new generation of moviegoers, for better or worse. many young anime fans seem to view him as a bitter curmudgeon stuck in the past - and while they're not entirely wrong, they have no respect or appreciation for media that isn't in tune with their ego. they might when they get older, but the cycle will most likely continue in perpetuity for so long as social media exists, which will probably endure for the remainder of human existence.

Ghibli is unapolagetically rigid in preserving its image, it is the unmovable foundation of worldwide, critically acclaimed Japanese anime. while advertising likes to remind people that Kimi no na wa is the world's highest grossing anime film of all time, they will never tell you that it still didn't beat the now 16-year old record of highest grossing film of all time in Japan - which still far and away belongs to Spirited Away. if not for the success of Ghibli or much less Spirited Away, who would have paved the way for Kimi no na wa to receive this honor? the answer is no one, and Shinkai understands that, but his audiences have largely forgotten.

i will admit i kind of went in hoping to not like it as well as i have a chip on my shoulder about this, but i'm glad to have been proven wrong. people should celebrate that Shinkai is not and no one ever will be "the next Miyazaki". Miyazaki is Miyazaki, Shinkai is Shinkai. they are their own filmmakers, shaped and molded by the world and media they experienced. i have a lot of respect for Shinkai's drive and humbleness in the face of success, because i believe it will inspire him to create even better stories and give him a lifelong passion to pave the way for the future of animation through sheer willpower like the creators before him have their whole lives. in a way its a passing of the torch, perhaps a reluctant one but something that needs to happen. it's clear that Goro never wanted to do what his father did, and if Ghibli passes with its founders, then that is the way it should have been.

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