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    Sonic, RTS, Crash Bandicoot, Klonoa, Ratchet&Clank, Furry Fandom, Ty the Tasmanian Tiger, Sly Cooper, Writing, Drawing

    I also take a great interest in collecting merchandise of the above! Unfortunately Sonic dominates...
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  1. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/22/politics/kavanaugh-ford-accuser-nomination/index.html Ford's testimony is at risk of being dismissed because a friend of hers who was at the party does not remember Kavanaugh. You don't need to be a freaking psych expert to realize the brain prioritizes certain memories over others. To everyone else, Kavanaugh would have been just a guy. To Ford, he would have been something else entirely. Sure enough, several other people Ford tapped said they have no memory of the party. Again, of course they don't. I don't remember practically anything from my teenage years (except say, an experience where I was intimidated by a cop, go figure), and I'm only 25. I expect a "whelp, no evidence, let's move forward" outcome, because that's how these cases tend to go. Even though there's countless other conservatives they could probably tap who don't have the baggage. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/21/politics/patti-davis-ronald-reagan-sexual-assault-brett-kavanaugh-christine-blasey-ford/index.html President Reagan's daughter has come out in defense of Ford, revealing her own experience with sexual assault. Much like Ford, she does not remember the whole day clearly, just the moments that were traumatizing. She can describe those moments in vivid detail, even as everything else is a blur. Some people (usually men, which is odd, given the rates of assault against men and women are steadily equalizing) are quick to go "how convenient" with allegations like that, but, again, that is how memory works. The brain tends to give a heavy bias towards remembering emotionally powerful moments over everything else. As for those who go "well why didn't they come out sooner," I get the feeling they probably haven't had an experience with this issue. It is not that easy. And again, given how gendered the takes tend to be, I would pose another question: how come men don't regularly admit to abuse by their partner? It's almost like there are immense cultural pressures that make an admission hard to do.
  2. "Dragon Ball Super possibly to return in 2019"

    *proceeds to give offerings to the gods for a Universe 8 or 9 Saga*

    1. Ferno


      Kinda hope they tone down that post-production filter they used through the whole tournament saga

    2. MightyRay


      *hopes to high heaven to see Universes 13 to 18 and also slight character development for universe 2*

    3. Bergamo (Ogilvie)
    4. Shaddy the Zaphod

      Shaddy the Zaphod

      I'd have to imagine that with Shintani's new aesthetics for the series, the excessive digital compositing will be on it's way out. The Broly movie doesn't have any hard filters or blurs, just soft glows and effects that doesn't compromise the linework.


      At least assuming they don't act like massive dumbasses and put Yamamuro back on character design for the TV return, which I could honestly see them doing.

    5. Ferno


      @Bergamo (Ogilvie) This YT thumbnail is a good example of what I mean, on the right


      I thought it was ok at first since it was another dimension and stuff but then they just kept using it, even in the intros and it got old after awhile.

    6. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

      Bergamo (Ogilvie)

      oh god you're right

    7. Ferno


      tbh i didn't notice it either until a guy on a one piece forum i lurk on kept going on about the filter every week and how variations of it may've started creeping into One Piece here and there since Toei does that show too

      then i couldn't unnotice it

  3. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/21/politics/kavanaugh-ford-senate-judiciary-hearing/index.html Ford has agreed to testify next week, but the exact date still hasn't been hammered. This process is going to take a while. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/22/politics/senate-judiciary-committee-adviser-quits-kavanaugh-nomination/index.html The Judiciary Committee's adviser, who was working to push the Kavanaugh confirmation, has resigned on the basis of - get this - sexual harassment allegations. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/22/politics/ben-and-jerrys-ice-cream-democrats-endorsement/index.html Meanwhile, I expect another hashtag boycott of Ben & Jerry's, because they're going to create several ice cream flavors to raise funds for Democrats in tough races.
  4. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    All eyes on the manga, I suppose. Since they mentioned it would end up ahead of the anime... we're going to get an idea what comes next with that. So I'm even more eager for the Jiren fight to only be two issues or so. Get that nonsense out of here, and then we can see where things go next. Also if they just adapt the Broly movie I will scream.
  5. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/21/politics/kavanaugh-ford-senate-judiciary-hearing/index.html Another nailbiter. Chuck Grassley has extended the deadline for Ford to reach an agreement to testify. Currently there's a lot of disagreement on whether an outside counsel would be used to question Ford, which the GOP is arguing would depoliticize the process, but which Democrats are arguing will make it so GOP Senators don't need to talk to Ford themselves. Another issue is Ford's request Kavanaugh not be in the room with her. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/21/politics/texas-senate-debate-ted-cruz-beto-orourke/index.html Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke had their first debate. At one point, O'Rourke roasted Cruz for heading off to Iowa months after being sworn in to campaign for the Presidency, whereas Beto himself has campaigned in every county in Texas to be a cross-cutting candidate. The end of the debate kind of shows what a shithead Cruz is, though. Each candidate was asked to say something nice about each other. Beto commended Ted Cruz for giving up time with his family to be a public servant and fight for what he believes in. Cruz... brought up Bernie Sanders, and said Beto is just Sanders in his unwavering commitment to higher taxes and socialism. Beto could only respond, "True to form." At one point, Cruz said he's a Republican because the GOP was backing Civil Rights when Democrats weren't. He's desperate to court the ignorant vote, clearly, using that eye roll-inducing, misleading piece of historical trivia. That and using the s-word to scare people into voting for him. Cruz went so far as to say that Martin Luther King would disagree with kneeling out of protest, because King "respected the flag." The few people still alive who actually knew King were just "lmfao what" in response. https://www.texastribune.org/2018/09/19/beto-orourke-leads-cruz-new-poll-texas-senate-race/ Cruz' desperation is understandable. The most recent poll puts Beto ahead of him by 2 points. https://www.caller.com/story/news/politics/elections/2018/09/21/beto-cruz-debates-who-won-ted-cruz-beto-orourke-first-debate-texas-us-senate-race/1363460002/ Analysts consider Cruz the winner when it comes to style, understandable given Cruz' experience, but say Beto won on personal likeability. https://wwmt.com/news/state/national-popular-vote-in-michigan-speaker-leonard-says-im-i-am-100-percent-opposed Michigan's move to the popular vote has hit a snag. The GOP House majority leader has gone the "muh Constitution, muh Framers' intent" route, citing a popular vote is against the Framers' intent and Constitution, even though the Constitution says each state is free to decide how its votes are allocated. This would-be genius would do good to consider the Electoral College was originally chosen by elite state legislators, and the push for winner-take-all is actually one of the few things Andrew Jackson was good for. Also he pulled the common conservative myth that the Electoral College exists to protect the small states. No, again, it exists because a bunch of rich white people wanted to own black people without losing power in the Presidential elections. So the Electoral College and the three-fifths compromise came into being. In good news, the bill seems to be moving along in the Senate, and Michigan's House is a likely chamber to be flipped to the Democrats in November. So even if this jackass stops the bill from going anywhere, there's a good chance he'll become irrelevant shortly.
  6. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/21/politics/kavanaugh-ford-senate-judiciary-hearing/index.html Okay, semi-breaking news. Ford has until 10 PM EST tonight to reach an agreement for her testimony, or else the committee vote will be held on Monday. The Senate has proposed a hearing on next Wednesday, which Ford's legal team has yet to respond to. Ford's legal team has said there's no way Ford could testify before next Thursday, so... this will be a really tense couple of hours.
  7. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    I'm expecting things will largely proceed like the anime from here. Vegeta will give his all, get knocked off, while Goku will almost beat Jiren but collapse at the last minute, only to be saved by Frieza and 17. They're even hinting at Beerus' gift to Frieza: Whis notes that even though Frieza knows he can't beat Jiren, he is still trying. Apparently they expected Mr. Cold and Rational would just see how hopeless it was (and probably cut a deal to betray Universe 7). It's really just a question of how many issues they'll use to resolve this. I'd guess two, with the second one having a large portion dedicated to the aftermath.
  8. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    https://www.viz.com/shonenjump/dragon-ball-super-chapter-40/chapter/15907?read=1 Next chapter of the manga is up.
  9. >watches 8-Bit Ryan's playthrough of Green Hell, a game that takes place in the Amazon with lots of indigenous people. 8-Bit Ryan gets to an abandoned research outpost with remnants of modern technology.

    Ryan: "this looks like it was occupied by actual humans"


  10. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/21/politics/donald-trump-brett-kavanaugh-accuser-tweets/index.html Good things really can't last forever. After Trump took a moderate tone for a few days with the Ford allegations, he has gone full on pig as usual. He has said that obviously, if the allegations were true, they would have been reported when they happened, and is requesting Ford reveal the time, date, and place that such a filing was made with law enforcement. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/21/politics/susan-collins-kavanaugh-accuser-trump/index.html Moderate GOP Senator Susan Collins said the comments were inappropriate, wrong, and appalling. https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/21/politics/cory-booker-brett-kavanaugh-sexual-assault-allegations/index.html Desperate to silence criticism, the GOP has latched onto Cory Booker's groping incident from when he was a teenager as an example of liberal hypocrisy. ...except Booker admits to the incident... apologizes for it... says it helped him grow a person when he gained a new perspective of consent... and is up for election every 6 years if people don't believe his remorse is genuine. Kind of different from what's going on with Kavanaugh.
  11. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Well hey, going with a Big Bad Wolf is always a good choice for that sort of thing.
  12. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    The General 'Murican Politics Thread

    https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/20/politics/kavanaugh-confirmation-chances-analysis/index.html Things are heating up. Ford's lawyers have said she will testify after all, with or without an FBI investigation. There's no word on if she would testify on Monday, but it's possible Grassley will move the hearing back a few days so as to let her speak. It's still very possible Kavanaugh will be squeezed through, though if he isn't, I highly expect Trump is already looking over another possible candidate. What makes this fun: it's kind of ambiguous whether or not Kennedy can withdraw his resignation. And Kennedy handpicked Kavanaugh as his successor. So that kind of ties Trump's hands a little there, as that could lead into a legal battle. That a Democratic President and Congress, assuming they come to power in 2020, could easily add one or two seats to the Supreme Court and fill them with liberal judges. With how openly conservatives are bragging about controlling the Court, they better hope Democrats don't gain a backbone and decide to play dirty right back. It honestly might be a better idea at this point to do as some European countries do and arrange it so the Supreme Court is half picked by the minority party, half by the majority party. May as well cast off the facade of being apolitical at this point. The only thing precluding a Democratic seizure of the Court would be the filibuster, which has seen better days. I would not be surprised if the next change in power sees the filibuster get rolled back a little.
  13. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    The fact Bergamo was chosen at all is still a huge high point for me, though. Someone in control of the franchise's creative direction has a soft spot for those doggos.
  14. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    Is there... any sort of story behind this, I wonder? I mean, I love Bergamo and all but... what'd be the premise of mass cloning him? I guess he'd actually be threatening to most universes (since he can fight on par with base Goku, who can probably blow away most people), but it seems a bit odd since he's weak overall. Maybe being lower on the pecking order means he could be easily mass cloned without raising eyebrows? Or did they just rip his model and they're passing it off as unrelated to him at all? Because I will lol if so. ...oooo! Or maybe they'd mass clone a Universe 9 fighter because of the undetectable ki thing? That would actually make sense. It was kind of disappointing that plot point was never really exploited in the anime.
  15. Bergamo (Ogilvie)

    Dragon Ball (Warning: Untagged Spoilers)

    From what I know, Basil and Lavender are sadly not in yet!

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