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Days: 8.8
Mean Score: 7.09
  • Total Entries54
  • Rewatched0
  • Episodes539
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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
Yesterday, 6:17 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
Tsuki ga Kirei
Tsuki ga Kirei
Yesterday, 5:06 AM
Watching 8/12 · Scored 9
Hachimitsu to Clover
Hachimitsu to Clover
Feb 20, 6:03 AM
Plan to Watch · Scored -
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Days: 9.8
Mean Score: 8.07
  • Total Entries53
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  • Chapters1,760
  • Volumes137
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Hitoribocchi no ○○ Seikatsu
Hitoribocchi no ○○ Seikatsu
4 hours ago
Reading 52/? · Scored 8
Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion
6 hours ago
Completed 97/97 · Scored 9
Girl Friends
Girl Friends
Yesterday, 3:59 AM
Completed 35/35 · Scored 9

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Intelos Yesterday, 3:00 AM
If you think it's great now, just you wait.
Intelos Feb 19, 8:53 AM
Good to see you plan Tsuki ga Kirei btw!

And cheers for that FR.
Intelos Feb 19, 5:54 AM
Dude this YorozuyaSeele punk needs to commit seppuku. Spamming everybody.
YorozuyaSeele Feb 19, 5:23 AM
At Episode 20-30. Then the next improvement is around Episode 50.
But hey keep shit talking when you don´t have knowledge about Gintama.

When you don´t know anything shut up your mouth.
Both have us will have a better time then-
SinaNmt Feb 17, 2:28 AM
Salam! Mamnoon babate request
czxcjx Feb 15, 5:32 AM
Oh, you were talking about my Bakemono Recchan review.

Incidentally, I don't come from the USA. I come from a country where you have to go through mandatory National Service and they jailed a teenager for dissing Christianity in a Youtube video. And, ironically, it was the conservatives who were calling for him to get censored while the progressives were saying that he deserved free speech and the government was too harsh.

Also, Alex Sheremet (who leans left mind you) has written here:

http://alexsheremet.com/transfiguration-at-the-stalls-the-trans-bathroom-fight/

About how moral outrage during the North Carolina Bill 2 issue led to everyone focusing on the trans-problem while completely ignoring the fact that, more importantly:

"(the bill) eliminates protections against racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual discrimination, curtails minimum wage standards, overtime rules, health insurance, and child welfare. So while half of America’s worrying about the true status of Needle Dick one stall over, they do not see Long Dong Silver smiling at them with a trenchcoat and a box of Raisinets."

In other words, while you're too busy worried about whether or not you're an "inconsiderate asshole" - the narrative has already been hijacked, and all the moral outrage has shifted what should be a bigger issue that affects a whole lot more people into a small transsexual issue thing. This is, I guess, what journalists would call 'agenda-setting'.

Alex also takes a balanced stance on 'privilege' over here, somewhere in the middle, showing how it has some use as a concept but has been taken too far: http://alexsheremet.com/ben-shapiro-total-fraud/

Lately I've also been reading a book by David Keen called Complex Emergencies where he talks about Rwanda amongst other states in conflict. When I was young I watched Hotel Rwanda, which is a movie that depicts the cruelty and brutality of the Rwandan Genocide and how the bigoted Hutu paramilitary organization Interahamwe massacred the Tutsis in the thousands. The movie made me feel pretty sad at the time due to all the Suffering! Bodies! Children dead! Anyway, Rwanda received tons of humanitarian aid after that.

So imagine my surprise when I read that the post-Genocide government sent their military into Congo during the Second Congo war on the basis of hunting down the genocidal Hutus who managed to escape there, and what the Rwandan military did was PROLONG the conflict (sometimes selling their weapons to the other side) just so that they could take their sweet time stripping Congo of its resources, screwing the country even more. Rwanda's biggest backer was Britain, and yet these abuses were, according to the book, not revealed to the general public.

So imagine one such situation where you might read up on the latest big nasty conflict in the news, and decide that you should "not be an inconsiderate asshole" and perhaps shill out some coin for some poor little hypothetical conflict-ridden developing country to feel good about how "not an inconsiderate asshole" you are. Alas, what if your sacred lucre was being bloodied in the treasury of warlords?! Pity you didn't do your research before getting caught up in an moral mood. Sadly the commandment "love thy neighbour as thyself" does not hold when thy love is appropriated in the power struggles of distant lands. Such woe upon the earth!

Moral of the story: Moral indignation is different from actions that can actually lead to positive moral outcomes upon humanity, and can be too easily hijacked. Fight the bigots you must - but with the head, not just the heart!
czxcjx Feb 15, 4:01 AM
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Showatt Feb 11, 9:14 PM
lol! I didn't, but not really surprised. She doesn't even do anything for the story. Come to think of it none of the side characters does anything for the story except Luculia from episode 3, and she wasn't even a regular. Is the source material even good?
YorozuyaSeele Feb 11, 12:52 PM
Hey ho.

So you're watching Gintama that's great.

Well let me give you an advice.
Just for the information.

The first Episodes and the following first Episodes can be quite average.
I know that it can be for many people. So maybe for you as well.

But it will improve a lot afterwards.
So I hope you will keep on watching Gintama.
Shineee_ Feb 6, 2:26 AM
Yeah, I agree. It's kind of hard to read the replies.

Shineee_ Feb 6, 2:21 AM
Oh, no wonder the art style is familiar.

You mean the bbcodes? I'm not familiar with codes.
Shineee_ Feb 6, 2:15 AM
Late. Thanks for the request~

Btw, what anime is your profile pic from? The style is familiar. Is it from Shaft?