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Kris Russell (TheNinjaMax)
Attends The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
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Storyboards: Jamerson Student Project
Samples from a student project. More to come:
Samples from a student project. More to come:
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"Gunner Yoko" by GunnerLordJC on DeviantART. #GurrenLagann  

DevART Link: http://fav.me/d53hs4v
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Yours is the axe that splits the heavens!!

By unknown artist. #GurrenLagann  
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Is it just me, or has the use of Zeppelin's "Kashmir" in movie trailers become code for "we're trying too hard?"
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Probably coincidence, but for those who may play League of Legends, the new skin for Rumble has an uncanny aesthetic similarity to a certain anime. :P
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I had an interesting discussion with my LDS active mother who was piqued to challenge me as to why, as an atheist, I insist in cursing -- particularly the words that include "god".

By her logic, and I'm sure by others, by uttering "goddamn" or "Jesus Christ", I am somehow contradicting my own lack of belief in God. Musingly, she wanted to know why I couldn't make up some other word to the same affect.

While I did do some research (and by research, I meant Googled), I tried to offer my own explanation as to why atheists in America still use "goddamn" or "Jesus Christ" -- the best answer I could come up with was cultural context. At least in American society, Christianity has remained a very influential part of the social norms, which also includes idioms used by that culture. Because of this background, it's not too difficult to assume that why atheists continue to curse including "God" or "Jesus" is because, in our society, it provokes an appropriate and, more importantly, relevant response.

So I told her, if a better alternative to goddamn or Jesus Christ came around that had the same contextual umph, I'd definitely consider it. But, I do realize, as an ex-Mormon, this only provides the faithful fuel to point their fingers shouting, "hypocrite!"

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I didn't curse much until I left the church! Lol

I agree it's cultural. And influenced by norms. Words are just words until you assign them a meaning....
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Dear Mr. Watterson, I want you to meet Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Can we make something work? ‪#‎WetDream‬
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70 degrees outside despite snow on the Wasatch. Wtf, Utah?
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Any opinions out there concerning Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning? Play or pass?
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RIP Mickey Rooney.
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A student filmmaker, an avid gamer, and sometimes, when he's not lazy, a hobbyist artist.
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Artist. Gamer. Film student. Critic. Ninja.
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  • The Art Institute of Salt Lake City
    Digital Film & Video Production, 2009 - present
  • Lancaster High School
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Came for a birthday dinner with my folks, and walked away very content with my experience; food and atmosphere (the former is a bit on the pricer side) and the service was incredibly friendly. Need to go back to try out their burgers and their bottled beers.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Walked in about 7pm. Hardly any folks inside, but judging from the cleanliness in the lobby, you'd think it just got light after a rush, with crumbs and food bits still left on the table and seats. Shortly after my order was placed, a Deluxe Burger and a small Dr. Pepper, the food arrived pretty fast, and was accurate to what I requested. Shame the burger wasn't too filling, the meat patty was thinner than I would have preferred.
Food: GoodDecor: Poor to fairService: Poor to fair
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My brother-in-law treated me here tonight, which I believe to be my second time eating at a Red Robin franchise. Ordered the Burnin' Love burger (which is pretty mild than what I am used to, but not a deal breaker) which arrived at our table without much delay. Staff was particularly friendly and was prompt to top off our drinks and fries, and the meal tasted great and the burgers are big enough that it should satisfy anyone with an appetite. Since this is a burger joint, the entree menu is limited to hamburgers but there is still plenty of varieties to choose from. Verdict: Overall a great experience. Recommended if you're craving burgers of a higher caliber than fast food.
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Food: Very goodDecor: Very goodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Went this past 29th of December on my birthday and took my parents with, first time going to this particular restaurant chain. To say the least, the establishment was hospitable, one of the managers even personally addressed my dad who needed help with nutritional information. The service staff was courteous and friendly. The food was also delicious. Order the sirloin and was cooked to ordered as requested. Overall, a great dining experience. Anxious to try out their pizza menu next time.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago