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    [Hangout] Re: Is Bisho's AnimeWorld Zeta Board broken forever?

    We are back, but I took it down temporarily because I had stalker trouble.
    BTW Peter (Lehnerus2000) and Sarine (Sarroush) are also admins.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 144 Discussion / 145 Predictions

    It looks like this will be a tragedy and not a story that ends happily ever after. :(

    It was my favourite manga too...

    But CM being fantasy with sci-fi elements I can really imagine him getting...
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    [Discussion] Re: Showing off Claymore in everyday life?

    DIY culture, make your own.

    Buy a private blacksmiths, forge your own cosplay... ;)
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    [Discussion] Re: Showing off Claymore in everyday life?

    And I can't even find the artbook in print except at a ridiculous price lol.
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    [Discussion] Re: Showing off Claymore in everyday life?

    I haven't got any such apparel and I usually don't wear licensed goods because it means paying them to advertise for 'em whilst they pay to have their stuff on the telly and on Formula One boards.
    ...
  6. [Discussion] Re: Why Raki-chan is loved by so many girls but not by that many boys

    I wasn't referring to sexual attraction alone by 'like', people don't need to be sexually attracted to a character to like them. Male readers used to hate Raki, whilst he had a female fandom even for...
  7. [Discussion] Re: Why Raki-chan is loved by so many girls but not by that many boys

    Thanks.

    I've been in hospital in Asia and caught an infection is why I haven't been around here.
  8. [Discussion] Re: Why Raki-chan is loved by so many girls but not by that many boys

    The terms like 'alpha male' and 'beta male' are only supposed to be informal and an entire heirarchy has been created that is irrelevant here, but what is relevant here is that the personality traits...
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    [Discussion] Re: The Claymore Sword

    Those skin plates are not just keratin like fingernails but also osteoderms. The plates are bone covered with an outer sheath, not entirely keratin.
  10. [Discussion] Re: Would legalizing regulated brothels be good or bad?

    Nothing wrong with brothels if they're regulated IMO.

    Regulation is necessary to prevents STIs, unwanted pregnancy and abuse by pimps.
  11. Poll: [Society] Re: What is your opinion of the Trayvon Martin case and verdict?

    And yet the fact is irrelevant to the point about media reporting, which is a point some people wish wasn't true (they want a nasty privileged white man to have shot an innocent black child not some...
  12. Poll: [Society] Re: What is your opinion of the Trayvon Martin case and verdict?

    I didn't bother digging the facts because what interested me was the whole media circus, not the case. Though I don't see the difference between 17 and 20 in this case, and neither would most blacks,...
  13. [Discussion] Re: Why Raki-chan is loved by so many girls but not by that many boys

    Not entirely. people do have hardwiring, you know lol. Women are hardwired so to find certain personality traits appealing in men. Personal preferences differ but onnly within reason.
  14. [Discussion] Re: Why Raki-chan is loved by so many girls but not by that many boys

    On the contrary, they're too ill defined and not supposed to be scientific. But the alpha and beta personality traits and their attractiveness to females are nonetheless real.
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: If they made a Claymore movie

    I'm part Gallowglass, my ancestors came from up there so I'm actually related to Islay.
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: If they made a Claymore movie

    Though Isley is a bishonen, I don't think they'd find a man to play him in real life who looks so much like Galatea. ;)

    His name is Gaelic and he is of the North.
    ...
  17. [Discussion] Re: Why Raki-chan is loved by so many girls but not by that many boys

    I don't go all that into the categories stuff the gamers talk about in the Manosphere, but the distinction between 'alpha' and 'beta' attractiveness relates as I wrote to a scientific fact that there...
  18. Poll: [Society] Re: What is your opinion of the Trayvon Martin case and verdict?

    Trayvon was a 20 year old adult.
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    Re: Associate a song with a character

    This one reminds me of Clare.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDLQxJZXXss
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 141 Discussion / 142 Predictions

    In real life they'd all spread nasty rumours against each other and turning each other against their own enemies, till those enemies die of eating disorders thinking their bum is too fat. ;)
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: The Meanest Claymore

    Roxanne is borderline not sociopathic, and Ophelia is sadistic but she's not characterised well enough to say whether she's really a 'sociopath' or not. She would be diagnosable with Antisocial...
  22. Poll: [Society] Re: What is your opinion of the Trayvon Martin case and verdict?

    i have more taste than to follow show trials, which is what this was because of the silly media circus.

    Nonetheless I couldn't help but notice Zimmerman was described as 'white' when he is mixed...
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    [Society] Re: Nepotism

    The more clannish a country is the more prone its members are to nepotism, and the more likely its people are to see nepotism as normal. So the peoples of the Balkans will be more nepotistic than the...
  24. [Submissions] Re: MangaHelpers Art Contest Week 37-38 ~ "Tree" Photography

    The Grasping Tree by Faintsmile1992

    http://static.mangahelpers.com/gallery-previews/17960

    There's no Photoshop or anything on this one, just a photo taken with my PowerShot on a misty day in...
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    Poll: [Discussion] Re: If they made a Claymore movie

    It would be cool to cast the characters speaking English with their implied accents so that Raki is Polish, Isley is Scottish, Deveve is French, etc.
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    [Games] CAVE etc

    Why don't we get anything like this over here in the UK?

    http://www.videogameimports.com/images/pictures/CaveShootingCollection_Images.jpg

    At least this is region free though.:^_^
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  27. [Discussion] Re: Linear force and subversive content in graphic novels

    Japan placed a low value upon its own popular culture until very recently, and even the filmmaker Kurosawa was seen as a hack during his lifetime. Schodt's Dreamland Japan there are examples of edgy...
  28. [Question] Re: What should i do about my xbox 360 controller?

    It sound like you buggered it and need to get you a new one, sowwy.
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    [Discussion] Re: Theories about Mainland.

    TBH I think Yagi created the CMverse as he went along with influences from real life Europe (Rabona and its autonomy is obviously reminiscent of Rome and the Papal States, the Org has its...
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    [Discussion] Re: Theories about Mainland.

    Not true in fantasy, think of ie. Game of Thrones and its winters. Fantasy authors can build worlds as they like, you know. ;)
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    [Hangout] Re: Claymore Fanfiction Thread!

    Why not. ;)

    TBH, the first part of Claymore reminded me of a folklore motif about a wicked father figure disapproving of the maiden's suitor, implying sexual tension, and traditional folklore is...
  32. [Discussion] Re: Why Raki-chan is loved by so many girls but not by that many boys

    Yes, the perfect boyfriend is a protector and a provider.
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    [Hangout] Re: Claymore Fanfiction Thread!

    Someone do a crossover of Claymore and Game of Thrones. :)

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    There are things I'd like to see explored in...
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    [Seinen] Re: Otoyomegatari by Mori Kaoru

    I have a crush on Karluk. :^_^
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 136 Discussions /137 Predictions

    You are missing the point made by Teresa that humans are no different than youma. ;)

    Humans do all the things youma are seen to do, even the eating of human guts has an analog in the human...
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    [Discussion] Re: Claymore the movie cast

    I have found Raki!

    http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I00007dNQYx7JvVo/s/750/750/Isaac-Hempstead-Wright-IMG-3150.jpg
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    [Hangout] Re: The Games Hangout Thread

    Lets hope Ginga Force is region free cause I've ordered it lol.
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    [Life] Re: The Dark Triad

    FWIW, this is a better version of the test by someone who knows their stuff.

    http://personality-testing.info/tests/DT.php

    http://i.imgur.com/mos4i.png

    Narcissism, score 1.8, percentile 23.1...
  39. [Discussion] Linear force and subversive content in graphic novels

    I much admire the late Nietzschean author Jonathan Bowden, so here's an extract about graphic novels from one of his books, which explains why comics are controversial, and how they blur boundaries....
  40. [Info] Older girl and younger boy pairings

    OK, you know I have a thing (not really a fetish, nor explicitly sexual) for younger boys and I'm 20 years old. I'm not talking about shotacon, but the kind of barely present age differences as are...
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    [Discussion] Re: Theories about hate

    That is pretty much my point.

    Therein is itself a Nietzschean theme if youki is the supposedly 'inhuman' aspect of human nature that humans externalise. Nietzcshe wrote at around the same time as...
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    Poll: Re: Claymore 135 &136 double review.

    Yea well Raki gives them both something to live for.

    Without something to live for, Clare and Priscilla both collapse into the abyss of hate.

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    Poll: Re: Claymore 135 &136 double review.

    I wouldn't be surprised if the ending of the manga is more like the end of the anime than many would prefer. On the other hand, Yagi likes to troll.
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    [Discussion] Re: Theories about hate

    Well your mileage may vary but certain references are explicit.

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    Yea, precisely. I prefer the most tender...
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 136 Discussions /137 Predictions

    I meant that in the books, the commoners see technology as a form of magic. The difference is that Dune is written from the point of view of social elites whilst the protagonists of CM are largely...
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    [Discussion] Re: Theories about hate

    It's not the official word of god, but it is explicit throughout with the references to Awakened Ones and the Abyss isn't it?
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    [Discussion] Re: Theories about hate

    Claymore is about the philosophy of Freidrich Nietzsche so the better word would be resentment rather than hate.

    Resentment can either drag you back into an abyss, or drive you to overcome.
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    Poll: [Chapter] Re: Claymore 136 Discussions /137 Predictions

    Since this isn't our world they might possess a different 'tech tree' than ours. Its also possible they have a taboo against gun use in case firearms disrupt the social order like in Edo Japan.
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  49. [TV] Re: Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire - TV Adaption)

    Yea well you see something and it makes you think "WIN".

    If you had a medieval army wouldn't you want Gregor on your side? Course you would, but not in the cavalry after seeing that.
  50. [TV] Re: Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire - TV Adaption)

    Cause that scene with the horse was badass lol.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35XUvtRAXyc
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