Just a guy that loves otaku culture, nice artwork and music.
I read MAL as "Mah L", because that's what I think every time I look at the forums. Whyarewestillhere?! If you want to friend me, send a message! Say something. I want to know where you're coming from.
- Animaniacs (1993-1999)
- Sheep Wrecked (1958)
- Megas XLR (2004-2005)
- The Addams Family (1964-1966)
- Married... with Children (1987-1997)
- 'Allo 'Allo! (1982-1992)
- A Knight in Camelot (1998)
- The Twelve Chairs (1970)
- The Mask (1994)
- The Mask: Animated Series (1995-1997)
- Ace Ventura: Pet Detective series
- The Three Stooges (1934-1955)
- Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
- Tex Avery cartoons
- classic Looney Tunes (1940s-60s)
- classic Scooby-Doo (pre-1980 series)
- classic Tom & Jerry
- Josie and the Pussycats (1970-1971)
- other Hanna-Barbera cartoons
- Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Honestly, you're better off not taking my ratings that seriously. All you really need to know is:
6-10 means positive impression
5 means neutral impression
1-4 means negative impression
10 - Masterpiece = Pushed all the right buttons in regards to my enjoyment. 9 - Great = A truly spectacular piece of work. I love it! 8 - Very Good = I thoroughly enjoyed it. It left me fulfilled. The kind of experience I hope for every time I start an anime. 7 - Good = Either 1) Good, but definitely could've been done better. OR 2) My enjoyment just didn't go past a 7. 6 - Fine = It has its charms. The kind of allure that makes you want more regardless of quality. 5 - Average = So-so. It's still entertaining to an extent. But yeah, not something I'd want to revisit. 4 - Bad = There was this one character I liked which made it impossible to drop. 3 - Very Bad = I wish I hadn't, I really do. 2 - Horrible = Disappointment is the mother of many low ratings... 1 - Appalling = Has nothing that even comes close to a redeeming quality.
At the start of No Game No Life Vol.2, author Yuu Kamiya said: You’re playing an RPG, and you hit a door you can’t open. Isn’t this what you think? If I can use magic, why can’t I just bust this door the hell open? But you can’t. Why not? Because those are the rules.
—Games and real life are different. People like to say this as if you can’t tell the difference. But have they thought about how they’re different? They’re probably just thinking in terms of is it real or not? Now, as much fun as it might be to debate whether sports are reality or a game, we won’t go there. What I want to talk about is a more fundamental difference between games and reality: absolute rules.
If we look at the previous example realistically, ignoring rules, you don’t need to worry about a door. You can just break it and continue. When the fate of the world is at stake, who needs to look for the key? If all you need is a key to claim whatever’s inside as your own, then it seems like even if you just smashed the chest open, you’re hardly going to get sued for destruction of property. Looking at it another way, if the door is so strong that you can’t even break it with magic capable of defeating the Devil, couldn’t you just break through the wall instead? Heck, you could even grab that insanely tough door and use it as a shield while fighting the Devil. Same for the legendary sword in the stone: You don’t have to pull the sword out—just break the stone. But they don’t do that. Why not?
Because then it would be boring.
That’s right: Rules are there to make the process of reaching the end fun. In shogi, to capture the king; in soccer, to score more goals; in an RPG, to defeat the final boss. There’s nothing cool about reaching the end without following the rules. Thus, the rules of games have a shared absoluteness.
—Do you see it yet? In reality—there is no ending. Victory isn’t secured when certain conditions are fulfilled, and beating someone doesn’t bring peace. Lovers never live happily ever after. For better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, every single relationship reaches a dead end. Therefore, people set their own endings using their own arbitrary interpretation, and they create their own arbitrary rules to go along with them. If I make more money, I win. If I have more fun, I win. Just thinking in terms of winning in the first place makes you a loser…
Let’s try a little thought experiment. Imagine you’re playing shogi, and all of a sudden, your opponent starts moving pieces around however he wants with no rhyme or reason. And then, without even capturing your king, he looks at you as if to say, How’s that? I won.
…How did you react? Could it be that you wanted to punch him in the face? But can you think of a game where everyone plays that way? That’s right—that’s reality.
—Games and real life are different? No shit. We have a few words for the people who smugly state the obvious: Don’t even try to compare them, n00b.
“Fear of corrupting the mind of the younger generation is the loftiest form of cowardice.”
― Holbrook Jackson
“You clap. The Censor wakes up. We all get into trouble.”
― Craig Ferguson
“Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it.”
― Mark Twain
“It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that.' As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more... than a whine. 'I find that offensive.' It has no meaning; it has no purpose; it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that.' Well, so fucking what."
― Stephen Fry
“What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.”
― Salman Rushdie
“Did you ever hear anyone say, 'That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very damaging to me'?”
― Joseph Henry Jackson
“Are you a censor? Do you tell people not to say “girl”? Shame on you! If nothing offends you, you’re a saint or you’re psychotic. If a few things offend you, deal with them--fairly. If you’re often offended by things, you’re probably a self-righteous asshole and it’s too bad you weren’t censored yourself--by your mother in an abortion clinic.”
― William T. Vollmann, Expelled from Eden: A William T. Vollmann Reader
“Too many adults wish to 'protect' teenagers when they should be stimulating them to read of life as it is lived.”
― Margaret A. Edwards
“Those who make conversations impossible, make escalation inevitable.”
― Stefan Molyneux
“Young minds - young brains - need stories and ideas like the ones in those [censored and banned] books in order to grow. They need ideas that you disagree with. They need ideas that I disagree with. Or they'll never be able to figure out what ideas they believe in.”
― Lev Grossman
“The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen.”
― Tommy Smothers
“One man's vulgarity is another's lyric.”
― John Marshall Harlan
“Isn’t the point of education to teach students how to think, not what to think?”
― Lindsey Whittington
“A child's parents should be able to forbid their son or daughter from reading a book of mine or anyone else's. However, those same parents should have zero control over what everyone else's kids can read.”
― Paul Zindel, Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
“So many adults are exhausting themselves worrying about other people corrupting their children with books, they're turning kids off to reading instead of turning them on.”
― Judy Blume, Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
“Parents and other who complain often do so out of deep beliefs or convictions, and often in an effort to "protect" young people from influences they believe are harmful. Of course, no one wants to subject students to harmful influences. But given the wide range of opinion, if everyone had the right to veto what he or she didn't like, nothing much would be left.”
― Joan Bertin, Places I Never Meant to Be: Original Stories by Censored Writers
"Yes, books are dangerous. They should be dangerous - they contain ideas."
― Pete Hautman
"Censors tend to do what only psychotics do: they confuse reality with illusion."
― David Cronenberg
"Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself."
― Potter Stewart
"Let children read whatever they want and then talk about it with them. If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear."
― Judy Blume
“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written, or badly written. That is all.”
― Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
“Censors don’t want children exposed to ideas different from their own. If every individual with an agenda had his/her way, the shelves in the school library would be close to empty.”
― Judy Blume
“A naked breast is no more a threat to the well-being of a child than a naked hand or foot. So from a European point of view, American media censorship seems utterly ridiculous.”
― Oliver Markus Malloy, Bad Choices Make Good Stories - Going to New York
“The idea that you have to be protected from any kind of uncomfortable emotion is what I absolutely do not subscribe to.”
― John Cleese
“A mature society is one that reserves its moral outrage for what really matters: poverty and preventable diseases in the third world, arms sales, oppression, injustice. Bad language and sex might offend some, who certainly have a right to complain; but they do not have a right to censor. They do not have to watch or listen if they are offended: they have an 'off' button on their television sets and radios. After all, it is morally outrageous that moral outrage should be used as an excuse to perpetrate the outrage of censorship on others.”
― A.C. Grayling, The Form of Things: Essays on Life, Ideas and Liberty in the 21st Century
“Those who claim to be hurt by words must be led to expect nothing as compensation. Otherwise, once they learn they can get something by claiming to be hurt, they will go into the business of being offended.”
― Jonathan Rauch
“I believe in any kid’s ability to read any book and form their own judgments. It’s the job of a parent to guide his/her child through the reading of every book imaginable. Censorship of any form punishes curiosity.”
― Sherman Alexie
“Those who are most sensitive about "politically incorrect" terminology are not the average black ghetto-dweller, Asian immigrant, abused woman or disabled person, but a minority of activists, many of whom do not even belong to any "oppressed" group but come from privileged strata of society.”
― Theodore J. Kaczynski, Industrial Society and Its Future: The Unabomber Manifesto
“I have a real issue with anyone trying to protect children from their own imaginations. If we cannot acknowledge that a lot of us have a bit of darkness within ourselves, some more than others perhaps, and bring it into the light and examine it and talk about this part of the human condition, then I think we will be living in quite a dangerous climate. I think that’s much more damaging for children.”
― J.K. Rowling
WhaleCostume said: If you don't understand a fetish, having someone explain it to you will not help you understand it ever. It is a personal taste. It's like asking someone why they like certain types of food that you don't enjoy. You're never going to understand it...
Just accept that everyone likes different things and don't try to abolish/censor any of it.
Kamen Rider Gaim - completed
Kamen Rider Gaim movie - completed
Kamen Rider W - completed
Kamen Rider W x Decade movie - completed 2/3 of
Kamen Rider W movie - completed
Kamen Rider OOO - dropped at 14 ep.
Kamen Rider OOO x W movie - completed
Kamen Rider Wizard - dropped at 10 ep.
Kamen Rider Drive - dropped at 9 ep.
Kamen Rider Drive x Gaim movie - completed
Kamen Rider Gaim x Wizard movie - completed
Kamen Rider Kabuto - completed