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I am so so sooo sorry this happened to you. I'm not in any way related to the situation, I don't even live in Canada, but what happen to you was unfair, unjust, and plain ol' awful. You and your group didn't deserve to get kicked out and banned. I wish I had some kind of power or authority to fix what's been done to you.

I wish I could say something to encourage and help you, but I don't know what to say really. For what it's worth, you're not alone. I don't see myself as a victim either. I know a lot of women who don't (but of course, no one listens to women like that, doesn't sell I guess).

Stay strong! I hope conventions in the USA are at least an option!
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I'm so glad I found these! For once, Youtube recommended something I'd actually want to watch! I love the varying art style (I get the Gargoyles and anime references, just so you know!) and the illustrations in relation to what's being said are very well done. Thank you so much for all your hard work! Keep it up!
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Oh, you can donate on their website if you missed the Kickstarter! FANTASTIC! http://asagaoacademy.com/ I'm soooo looking forward to this. Dating Sims are ridiculous as it is, so why not go full-on ridiculous? I'm mostly looking forward to how ridiculous the dialog in this is going to be. (And at least I'm not likely to get murdered, unlike in that pigeon dating game..)

All ya'll haters just need to deal. Just because it's not a game you're into doesn't mean other people won't like it. Like me. I'll like it. I bet my sister'll like it too.

I should probably feel ashamed, shouldn't I?
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The important bit: this was a great video! I really liked it! Thanks for putting it up!

The not important bit:

I think I read something about Hayao Miyazaki saying the inability of the anime industry to appeal to a wide audience (not just in Japan but world-wide) is what's killing it. From what he said, it sounded like a lot anime is focused exclusively on the otaku (in the bad sense) niche. Besides scaring regular people away from anime by having stories that are creepy or extreme in some way or other, it also gives anime a bad name. Normal (majority of) Japanese people don't like otaku-NEET types and look down on them. A whole industry pandering to that sub-set of people is a rather poorly thought out business decision, you know? (Especially considering how being so niche focused makes it harder to export any of this stuff, since Western audiences wouldn't understand any of it.)

I do wish anime companies would focus on a wider appeal. More accurately: I wish they'd loosen their vice-grip on their tropes and trends. A lot of series depend heavily on character types and tropes, and are not very well thought out story-wise. If one trope or character type becomes popular (usually because it's well written), they make a million others poorly thought out versions of them. (Example: Moe (style wise) is fine in moderation, but it's extremely annoying when it's used in the place of character development and an interesting story.) It seems to me that rather than making interesting stories and characters, the majority of the anime industry has resorts to tropes and trends to make money. (Obviously not working well for them..)

Lastly, if I hear one more person complain how places like Hulu, Crunchyroll, and Funi delay episodes by a week with commercials for non-paying customers I'm gonna smack someone. I was a teen in the 90s and you were damn lucky if you got an anime series aired on TV locally (commercials and all) within a YEAR of it's actual Japan-side release. Usually it was years after it'd been aired and released on VHS/DVD in Japan. And even though it was the Anime Boom in the West, collecting series was still kinda pricey (especially if you were a job less teen) and turning to the internet wasn't an option either because dialup was still a thing and even when dsl/cable came along, it was all low-res quality stuff. Renting anime was only a thing if you lived in an area where there was enough interest for it (I did not). The fans from the last 10 years or so are so damn SPOILED. Their excuses for pirating sound like a little kid throwing a tantrum at the store to get candy RIGHT NOW even though their parents said they can have some when they get home. Just so impatient, childish, and annoying.

And I'm not even out-right apposed to pirating, ya know? I think there's a time and place for it. But if you have cheap or free access to a show or series in your region and you don't use it because "you have to wait" you aren't a fan, you're just a mindless immature moocher and you're part of the problem. Those kinds of people make me ashamed to be a fan Japanese animation and comics. >:(

But I won't buy Japanese DVD/Bluray releases of an anime series simply because they're over priced and often don't have English subtitles. (I won't buy Aniplex releases because their obscenely over priced too.) Their business model is just bad and I'm not gonna support it. (This is my personal opinion as a consumer, not an anime fan.) I buy from Sentai, Funi, VIZ, etc, and other US anime distributors because their price points are better. If the Japanese companies are so dumb as to ignore their over-seas market when considering whether a series is "profitable" that's not my fault as a consumer. That's, once again, their narrow minded and short sighted business strategy at work. That is ultimately their loss. 

When feasible I buy new and I buy collector's editions. But I only buy series that I really like and that's becoming the issue: there aren't a lot of anime that inspire that kind of buying power from me. They either insult my intelligence or they're so bland and generic I'd only ever watch them online (like on Crunchyroll).
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Thanks so much! This worked really well for me! It's great to see Netflix working so well in Linux!
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Glad it worked week for you. There is a new method that works even better! I'm working on a video for this atm the moment! Hit that sub button to see it when it up 😉👍
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How do people not get the gist of this episode: do the opposite of everything he says. When taken that way, the advice is pretty solid. Also, I loved how the sarcasm was practically oozing out of every inch of this video. <3
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I've never felt oppressed, but I have felt deeply uncomfortable from unwanted attention from men. (Like that guy who kept "snuggling" with me in high school after I told him no several times, or that dude who thought I'd totally make out with him even though I'd stated I was happily engaged.) Sensible men know to back off when a woman clearly and insistently says no. Man-children keep pushing boundaries to the point of making a woman feel annoyed or unsafe. I thought this was one of those really obvious things in life?
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Thank so much for this! I was trying to update my MSI board so it could use a newer processor, but I couldn't find any good instructions on how to do it (live update didn't get me to the BIOS version I needed). With your video, I was able to update from version 1.6 to 2.3 with ease! THANKS SO MUCH! :)

PS: It should be noted that some MSI boards only need an EXE file to update the BIOS. Not really sure why... I followed your directions, but only ran the the EXE file to update and it worked.
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+Nicole Kiser Thanks a lot for taking the time to write steps on how you updated your bios!! I am sure it'll help someone with your same motherboard. Have a nice day! 
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In the West and in South Korea, web-publishing is becoming a really big thing (Ink Blazers, Webtoons). A lot of people are starting their own comics and putting them online. It use to be if you drew a comic and wanted someone to read it, you had to go through a publisher or put a lot of up-front money to self-publish. Now you can make it yourself, self-promote, etc, and get a fanbase that way. If you're driven, consistent, and good with your fans, you can actually make a living off of your work. It requires much more self discipline than if you have a publisher, but you're also free to make whatever you want and on your own schedule. Even if you can't make a living, your work can still get out there, you can still be popular to some degree, versus the old system of being a nobody. (And there's no shame in having a "day job" and working on your comic in your spare time as a hobby. Artists very rarely make it rich anyway.)

I wonder how long it'll be before a generation of Japanese artists figure out they can retain complete creative control over their works and do things on their own schedule if they publish online? Even the price point of getting into digital art now is dropping. You can get all the money you need by working a part-time "summer" job (cheap/used laptop, drawing tablet, and software like Clip Studio Paint)! Considering how brutal much of the comic making industry is in Japan (especially the weeklies), I'm mildly surprised up and coming artists haven't tried striking it out on their own. Perhaps they dream of working with big name publishers (no shame in that), but by only following the well worn path they end up missing a lot of opportunities too. (Sort of like how John Lasseter dreamed of working at Disney and succeeded... but if he hadn't gotten fired we wouldn't have had Pixar.) It'd be nice if they'd start publishing online, and maybe even working with fan translators, so fans all over the world could support them? (Which is already happening on websites like Ink Blazers.)

A girl can dream, can't she? Sighs
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Hey Tekton! I see you have a series of videos about to be posted concerning slavery. I know (American) people have a hard time understanding the difference between indentured servitude and Trans-Atl Slavery and I thought I could help with this. The US Military is the modern day equivalent of indentured servitude. For the draft, you had to be in until the government decided you weren't needed. For the volunteer forces, you sign a contract to stay in for a certain number of years, and there is no such thing as quitting before the contract is up. For however many years you're in--whether draft or as a volunteer--you obey the rules and laws of the military and the commands of your superiors. The military "takes care of you" (housing, food, medical, etc) and in return, you show loyalty and obedience--even unto death. If you disobey a lawful order or you try to escape, you face heavy penalties. Penalties that can ruin your life, not only legally but also with the stigma of being a "deserter".

My Father retired from the military, my husband is still in, and most of my friends are either enlisted or married to enlisted people. We all jokingly say that when you "sign the contract to join, you sign away your life" and "the government owns you". But it's only kind of a joke... in many ways the military really does "own" you and your life isn't your own (because you spend most of your career being told where to go, how to dress, and to live by a special military code of conduct).

I thought this comparison might help you when discussing this topic in the future--specifically to Americans. People think our volunteer military comes in for "the country" but most people do so because it's an honorable job, a steady paycheck, and a way to take care of their family. Of course they love their country too, but that's not why most join--or why most stay in. Perhaps people understanding that indentured servitude is not dead--not even in the US of A--will help them understand why it's not intrinsically evil or why people would choose it (in Ancient cultures when life was much harder, and even now).

PS: This is also why the Patron-Client and concepts of honor in Ancient cultures makes sense of me. Many of those ways of behaving and thinking are still very much alive and well in the military. ;)
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Heh, actually, I once thought the military would be a good analogy. Thanks!!!
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I think my sister had one of those little mouse thingies too! Speaking of my sister, she's 6 years younger than me and she was really annoying when she was younger. When I got married I moved to the other side of the USA and didn't see her for a while. I was mildly surprised when she visited years later and turned out to be a pretty cool person. I get along with her really well now and am I super happy about how she turned out! Sometimes you can't really "do" anything to fix a sibling relationship, it just sorta fixed itself when you grow up. :)
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Now I want to take a BuzzFeed quiz and post it on Fafa's Facebook page. I'm evil like that. >:)
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I'm pretty much a nerd, and proud of it. I enjoy Star Wars, Star Trek (though not publicly because my husband hates it, heeh), Kyoko Hikawa's manga, certain kinds of shoujo, I'm an artist on deviantArt.com (I go by Draw2much), I write a little, love cartoons and particularly enjoy a lot of the DC stuff (Batman Animated Series, Teen Titans, etc). I love to read fantasy and sometimes sci-fi. I want to dress up as a Sim for my next convention adventure, no matter how lame my husband thinks it'd be. I was raised in the Air Force and then married someone in the Air Force, but I still can't keep ranks straight. >_> My long term memory is sketchy and I'm terrible with names.
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Visited Egypt, Scotland, and lived in Japan.
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I've been going to this rental store for about a year now (since I discovered them). Their prices are competitive, they've got a great selection of titles (even video games), the store is clean, and the employees are always friendly and polite! If you're like me and you're too impatient for Netflix mail service and don't like the limited selection of Redbox, then Half Moon is for you! I highly recommend them!
Public - 4 weeks ago
reviewed 4 weeks ago
I've had excellent service from them each time I've gone. I would recommend them to anyone new to the area. One of my cats really REALLY hates being poked and prodded by strangers, so you can imagine how he freaks out during a vet visit. They've always been excellent at keeping him from hurting himself or anyone else, while still getting the job done. There prices seem to be about average for the area too. (They probably aren't the cheapest, but their service is good enough that I don't mind.)
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
We've had Time Warner Roadrunner since we moved into this house 2 years ago. The technician who came out was excellent, he didn't leave until everything worked perfectly (which meant he was climbing in our attic rewiring the entire house and getting completely drenched changing the cables from the house to the electric poll since it was raining). Our internet has worked fairly well 95% of the time up until a few months ago when it started acting odd (random outages--normally at night--and sudden slow downs). We got a phone call from Time Warner saying they were upgrading their system, which was causing the outages and instability, and would be sending us a new cable modem. The modem came in the mail a few days later. The cable modem was not registered to our account so I had to call their Customer Support to get it working. The 1st tier CSR were excellent and transferred me to 3rd tier tech support to get my new modem up and running. I was on hold for quite some time, but once 3rd tier tech support got on the line they promptly and politely fixed my problem. While my service has not been perfect, I have found the company has been good about explaining problems and eager to fix any issues I have. I really can not ask for much else from an ISP and will continue to be their customer. :)
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Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Maplewood Domino's pizza is bland, lacks the delicious garlic crust (that the other Domino's use in the area), and is extremely greasy. Even though they're clearly using the "new recipe", the pizza still tastes like "old Domino's". (Which I suppose some people will like... but not me.) The boneless chicken was actually soggy! I also ordered 2 extra sauces and never got them. Over all I was extremely disappointed in the food. On the good side, they were quick, the pizza was hot and cooked well, and the driver was friendly and prompt. Now if only they got their pizza right I might order from them again. If you live near Sheppard AFB you will probably get awesome Domino's pizza. Which ever store serves that area must sprinkle fairy dust on their pizza to make it taste that good. I recommend trying for those stores and avoiding the one on Maplewood. (Unless you like old-school Domino's.)
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Public - 4 years ago
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This is THE Taco Bell to go to in Wichita Falls. I go about 2 or 3 times a month at a variety of different times. The people have always been friendly and courteous. The food is well prepared and the store is usually clean. Mostly I like it for the employees though. (I hate going to a fast food place where all the employees look miserable to be there. The ones at this location have a good attitude!) I can't remember ever getting the wrong food from them either, though there's always a first. When I use the drive through (normally I dine in so it's not a problem), I check to make sure I got the right amount of food. (As long as the shape and weight is right I don't really care what they give me. I like just about everything on the menu. ;) )
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I've always been large chested, though I didn't realize it when I was younger. Like many women, I didn't know how to bra shop. I didn't know how bras were suppose to "act" or what they were suppose to look like when they fit. Intimacy fixed that. First, my fitter was knowledgeable and patient. There is no tape measuring, it's all eyeballing and trial & error. She had me remove my shirt and then helped me try on several bras. (Yes, this means someone might touch your breasts. Do not panic! It's all very professional.) She was highly accurate in her estimation of my size in all but the sports bra (went up a strap size for that). Second, Prior to this fitting, I thought I was a solid 38 DD. After, I discovered I'm a 36 DD. Mostly. Actually, bra size is almost entirely dependent on the style and brand. Most of the time I was a 36 DD (E), but sometimes I was a 38 E, occasionally I was even a 36 F (DDD)! The important thing is now I know what sizes are likely to fit me in certain styles and what my average size actually is. The bras are expensive. Typically they start at around $80. However, you get great service and ALL their bras are beautiful. It doesn't matter your size, what ever bra you get will look and feel gorgeous. There's one more thing you might not know: they will do free alterations and repair certain kinds of damage to bras you buy from them. That in itself makes it worth shopping there. I highly recommend this place! If your bras have always felt uncomfortable or they're starting to (and you can't seem to find the right size) these are the people to go to!
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Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago