Now, call me a socialist elitist baby-killing God-hating liberal, if you will, or whatever the Republican voter base is calling anyone with sense these days, but I hardly think that being the governor of Alaska, a state that has people moving for independence from the United States (it's true, look up "Alaskan Indpendence Party") and shooting caribou qualifies you to be a step away from achieving highest political office in the nation. Yes, Barack Obama isn't exactly a long-time political player either, but he's done far more and is far better educated that a self-professed "hockey mom" with radical religious beliefs.
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Awesome New Features:
- Adult Content behind approval button. Okay, probably not the best title for it. From now on you don't have to become a registered user in order to view adult content!
- New Ads. Maybe not the most awesome feature, but they help pay for the host.
- Thumbnails that show you the images before and after the one you're viewing.
- Nifty little news mod to help me pass around important notices.
Americans, here's a little heads up for you.
The American flag is a piece of cloth. It means very little. Stop saying, "They fought for the flag", stop praying to it, stop worshipping it, and stop plastering it everywhere. It's only a testament to the American corporate entity mindset.
American flag stickers do not make your car more patriotic. Owning American flags does not make you patriotic. Wearing an American flag pin does not make you patriotic. Having an American flag on your shirt is not patriotic. American flags on socks, keychains, windbreakers, or inked on your skin, are not signs of patriotism. They're a sign that you're owned. You've pasted the American corporate logo on you. You're an enormous retard.
So, it looks like there'll be a FMA 2 series.
Wait, what? Fullmetal Alchemist is finished! Hell, they finished it twice! Second time, they really, really finished it! Edward and Alphonse are in our world, the gates are destroyed (presumably), WWII is on its way, the homonuculi are all gone, all is resolved. Sure, maybe not to everyone's tastes- I've read a lot of complaints at the direction that the series took in the last half or quarter and the movie being not quite as satisfying as the series. Personally, I like all of it. In fact, it's one of my favorite anime, and I even like it better than the manga on which its based, a rarity.
Over the weekend I took a quick trip to Gettysburg, PA for a bit of sightseeing.
While there we stopped in at the new Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Center. It's a nice building. Open and full of information. There's a big round painting you have to pay to see, maybe a movie theater or two as well. The big stop there was really for a map and some food. Unfortunately I made a HUGE mistake by trying to eat healthy and getting a salad.
I must have no life whatsoever. I need a girlfriend, or a job, or something. Because I just spent nearly an hour arguing about what is and what is not canon in Gundam's Universal Century timeline.
The Universal Century timeline, by the way, is the original "universe" in which Gundam takes part in. The original series and its direct sequels (Z, ZZ, CCA, F91, and V) take place here. Also, several side story OVAs (0080, 0083, 08th MS Team, and MS Igloo). Also, there are several video games, side story manga, and novelizations. However, Sunrise has claimed that "if it's filmed, it's canon".
Just a little rant:
Folks, Neon Genesis Evangelion is a great show. Is it the best show ever? No. Is it the best show of its kind? Not even. Is it one of the best? Maybe. Is it perfect? No. Fuck, though, if it isn't extremely well directed most of the time, with all sorts of amazing scene composition, human behavior study, and great mecha action set to beautiful music. It's still my favorite Gainax production, next to Wings of the Honneamise and Ebichu Minds The House.
True, it's been milked more than the Guidas Supercow and most of its first generation of American fans either never got over their initial reactions or are just complete fucking retards. True, companies in Japan put out as many Evangelion-related products as they can. True, it's not some complex theological tapestry, an allegory for the modern man. It's a mecha/shonen program with a "monster of the week" format and somewhat convulted underpinnings.
President Bush was caught admiring the woman's volleyball team at the Olympics just recently...
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Sadly it's the one thing I can actually agree with him on.