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Characters / Re: Pairing images
« on: June 22, 2015, 01:43:34 pm »
Shorter hair does wonders, too.
Indeed it does. :3 As much I think Yukiho is just too cute, this whole pairing with Chihaya just makes it even more adorable.

The website secretly tracks your IP and browsing history log to see which idol you've looked up the most on the wiki. :3 ...And...Well, unsurprisingly. I got Chihaya.

General chatter / Re: What Anime Are You Watching Now?
« on: June 19, 2015, 03:56:59 am »
Planning to watch it once I catch up with another series. Looking forward to it!

Characters / Re: Takane Shijou - Lunar ancestry
« on: June 16, 2015, 08:32:49 pm »
These puns on MLB teams. Lol I can't. xD

I might just step in and point out that the US military (along with just about EVERY other one you could name) do all sorts of things that people don't approve of.

I should know. Being told by a US high command rep that I would be specifically targetted if I did my job for the Associated Press back in 98 is one (I didn't end up going because well, a) 50k in the event of my death was lousy as it was and b) the hotel I was about to be posted at was bombed. I let you figure out who delivered the airmail.) , and having some of my colleagues in the US court be told by the US government they could not be guaranteed they would NOT be killed by the US military while operating in the United States as journalists.

I also might add that yes, the drones did hit Pakistan. In fact the Pakistani Government protested so much that the US gave them compensation due to aid. (Look up the US budget sometime and read it line by line. Some of the things you'll find in there is fascinating, like the fact the US were paying the Taliban to operate while they were bombing them. Yes, the money was sent for about 2-3 years (to about 2004) after the US operations started.)

Of course, in Australia, we had the Jedi council sex ring, a round of mass murders, suggestions of stripping citizenship out of people who a minister thinks is a terrorist without a court, and a branch of the military literally paying off people smugglers to turn their boats back, and make refugees an Indonesian problem again.

My point? Don't throw in allegiance to anyone 'just because', nor demand it 'because they're the military'. There's an entire mass of people (somewhere in the 1-3 billion range, depending who you ask) who simply do not trust the US military, and there's an even BIGGER mass of people who don't trust 'the military' period, and often for very good reason.

Then of course, there's people who a military act against, and you know, some of the reasons they're getting shot at might just make them upset, for better or worse. Military force is just that, and a lot of people don't like seeing (or being the object of) that force.

Now is that force justified? Depends on the situation, but that's exactly my point. Sometimes it is, and sometimes it's not, and you're going to have a LOT of people who aren't going to be fans (and rightly feel insulted by people who demand respect for the military) when it's perceived to be not.

And underhandedly (yes, you threw a threat in there) is NOT going to help your cause.
Threat or not, regardless of perspective or predilection. And I'll admit, my original response was rather immature and poorly thought out, lacking any serious thought behind it. Call it a knee-jerk reaction, if you will.
Now, I can't say I've been in your situation nor have I seen some of the things you've seen or experienced. That's a given. However, with that being said.

A military undeniably does things not everyone will agree with, whether it's debatable or not.

Your colleagues not being guaranteed safety from US military IN the US itself? I don't even see how that's justified, let alone why that would be even a possibility.  Yes, I've personally experienced soldiers committing acts of terrorism myself, but never has it been under the name of the Army.

In regards to the Pakistan situation, I'll admit, that's inhumanly wrong, power and technology or not. And the hate for that action is entirely justifiable. Still, "the military" is an organization, not a single entity. I don't believe it to be fair to hate, distrust, disagree with, etc. towards the entirety of the military for something based on a decision made by the higher ups. Again, undeniably, the act is wrong no matter how one looks at it.

"Because they're the military" isn't any reason to respect or demand respect of "just because." I'm not arguing that people should respect them nor that they're demanding respect, just that I respect the military based on my own beliefs and experiences, and I don't agree with openly throwing out a distasteful opinion publicly, especially on such an off-topic subject, knowing that it can easily be interpreted as an offensive. As for people not trusting the American military or any military in general, I have no qualms against that. Let you, I, and them think however we see fit.

Look, you're not wrong in having your own opinion or standpoint on the matter, but myself being someone who holds the military in high regards, am offended at such directly accusational allegations and claims. I'm just gonna say this, and only this, but if I were you, I'd keep my negative viewpoints like that to myself as it is quite offensive and imposing.

Or blowing up little kids in Pakistan.
Wrong country... js.

General chatter / Re: The Friday Get-Togethers Thread
« on: June 13, 2015, 08:43:45 am »

Thanks, 'Murica.

General chatter / Re: Trying To Find User
« on: June 12, 2015, 05:15:49 am »
I believe you are correct in presuming his/her YouTube account was deleted. YouTube's...Well, well-known for doing such things, and often without warning. I haven't seen anything under their name on Nico, but it could still be somewhere out there.

I just started 神様と運命覚醒のクロステーゼ the other day. Found it on sale and picked it up mainly for the cast. The main heroines are voiced by Imai Asami and Hara Yumi, Koyasu Takehito plays a villain, and they got the Love Live cast as side characters. It's sort of a visual novel punctuated by turn based dungeon crawling. It's set on a space ship(?) full of angels waging a guerilla war against demons that are trying to exterminate them and gives me a little bit of a Battlestar Galactica vibe.
Asami and Yumi. Enough motivation for me to want to get it. :3

Indeed. Although I can't speak from experience nor do I know your perspective on the matter but the way you put it, emmigrating doesn't sound like a bad idea. If only it were as simple as saying so, however...

Welcome Center / Re: Hey!
« on: June 09, 2015, 04:35:09 pm »
Heyo! Welcome to forums, mate! Glad to have you here. I know how ya feel, being an iM@S fan with little to no people (other than here) to share your interest. :U

General chatter / Re: What Anime Are You Watching Now?
« on: June 09, 2015, 01:47:56 pm »
So there's indeed people who saw Shin Sekai Yori? You're especially cool in my book. From an iM@S spectrum, it's nice for Kana Hanazawa and Risa Taneda to voice the leads.
Awesome anime, arguably my favorite of what I've seen so far, and I've seen quite a lot. And yes, you're also especially cool with me if you've seen it too. :3

Other iM@S games / Re: The iDOLM@STER: Million Live!
« on: June 09, 2015, 05:31:29 am »
A-1 Pictures, the one that worked on the anime, is the company that does the artwork for the ML cards, correct? There's your answer lol. A-1 is known for the occasional noticeable slip ups like that in their character designs.

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