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Spamalot / Re: AD is a thread starting hero
« on: August 24, 2015, 03:55:55 AM »
senpai-chan was an intentional joke

For the record I assumed so but wanted to spread knowledge to other readers

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The rebuilds are pretty different--still good for the most part (although they've injected some moe character who exists solely for fan service which is a stain on the whole franchise,imo.

I actually prefer the show (the rebuild movies are a lot more action-driven. I actually liked Eva better upon subsequent viewings--I already hated Shinji's whiny bs the first time through; he's never resonated with me. But later I realized I don't think he's supposed to

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I need to give TTGL another watch

The Attack on Titan movie is already out here but I haven't had time to go see it



Agrul you should check out the live action Kenshin movies that have come out. I saw the first on on my flight over here three years ago and two more were available on my flight this time and they're all super solid

I never got into Samurai Champloo for some reason, but yeah Cowboy Bebop still rocks

I haven't seen much new--or at least nothing that's stuck with me--since Steins;Gate (which was also the last time I was in Japan) though

I just discovered that the first rebuild of Eva has been dubbed with all the original voice actors, so I'm pretty stoked on that. The final one should be out in the next few months here and I will definitely be seeing that in the theater (although I will not understand much of it)

Stoked on that

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General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 23, 2015, 05:27:18 PM »
In the same fashion means that competently covering Canon in D on the guitar probably isn't going to involve hitting every note that would've been played on a keyboard

But you can still play a cover of Canon in D on guitar and it can still sound great

Aro raises a good point--you really can't quite imitate slap bass (or guitar slapping--ala Andy Mckee--for that matter) with a keyboard or really any other instrument short of a synthesizer

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General Discussion / Re: Do you dudes use Quora?
« on: August 23, 2015, 05:19:16 PM »
Having recently helped with a course in formal logic, that actually bothered me the first time I read it. The operator precedence seems off, with implicit operators over clauses. I've never really paid much attention to it, but it makes me realize I'm not sure what notation of logic is actually implied in mathematical proofs. I guess the comma here is not always a clause separator that represents "and", but rather an implicit parenthesis. Come to think of it, I think I've seen it implicitly represent both parenthesis, "and", as well as implication. Perfect, another reason to avoid mathematical proofs. What is the point of being formal if you are going to be sloppy about it anyway :p

I wouldn't have written that condition like he did, yeah

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Spamalot / Re: Last night.
« on: August 23, 2015, 05:09:23 PM »
How odd

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Spamalot / Re: AD is a thread starting hero
« on: August 23, 2015, 05:05:26 PM »
If someone is your senpai you're their kouhai, so kouhai-chan'd makes the most sense

Actually senpai is a title so it generally stands in place of san,kun,sama, etc

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Spamalot / Re: Back to the drawing board
« on: August 23, 2015, 09:19:52 AM »
Well, yeah, but how important is it to live there, exactly?

Maybe very but it doesn't sound that way

aro save up some money and go stay at the Hostel in the Forest in Georgia for a coulle of nights. Hook up with some off-the-grid self-sufficient communal types. I'm not saying it'll solve your problems but it does sound like there's a range of lifestyles here you may not be *really* considering, even if you've thought about it

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Spamalot / Re: Last night.
« on: August 23, 2015, 09:08:04 AM »
That blows

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Spamalot / Re: big kb trolls some old guy, gets called BOY
« on: August 23, 2015, 09:03:48 AM »
F-

Five dollars?

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General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 23, 2015, 09:02:13 AM »
I mean, yeah, I honestly think Canon in D is a good example; you can play it pretty competently on either instrument, but with more variety on electric, and it's a complex and beautiful tune in either case.

That's not to say there don't exist songs that are so intricate on piano that they can't really be played on guitar *in the same fashion* but you can often compensate for the loss of simultaneous notes with other things like variety of timbre, vibrato, stage presence, etc

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Spamalot / Re: big kb trolls some old guy, gets called BOY
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:57:20 AM »
M-w says either-or and oed aint free so you'll have to pay to convince me I'm wrong

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Spamalot / Re: Back to the drawing board
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:50:47 AM »
You can get by on less than that, I think, and I'm not talking about subsisting

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General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:40:08 AM »
But I'm kinda getting sidetracked and maybe even contradicting my original meaning, which was not that all instruments are equal or that guitar is the most diverse, but just that *since* there exist different 'arenas' it's hard to peg down a favorite instrument--I like guitar for crunchy songs and piano for smooth jazz; I don't like Canon Rock on electric more than I like Canon in D on piano--they're just different, and it depends on who's playing, etc

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Spamalot / Re: big kb trolls some old guy, gets called BOY
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:30:09 AM »
Nonplused is spelled with one s

I'll pluse you

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General Discussion / Re: Do you dudes use Quora?
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:28:48 AM »
Can you both elaborate

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General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:27:38 AM »
An electric guitar can make a lot more variety of sound than a piano if you take into account things like attack and timbre

Throw in performance and it's a no-brainer imo. You can have a classical guitarist on a stool holding his guitar upright or cedric bixler zevala going fucking ham in a maohpit *with* his guitar

Ya know

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General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:19:03 AM »
I mean maybe I'm just not clear on exactly the nature of the question--you can make an electric keyboard sound like just about anything, but then if that's the question a digital synthesizer seems like the only reasonable answer since it can literally make any perceptible arrangement of sounds

So are we talking about what we like to play, the kinds of sounds we like to hear, or what we think is the most capable instrument? 

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Spamalot / Re: big kb trolls some old guy, gets called BOY
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:09:52 AM »
True--I'd go a step further and say "plused" sounds lime a positive reaction rather than a general one, which is why I'm surprised to see the colloquial definition disclude it

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General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 23, 2015, 08:06:56 AM »
not convinced they can do what pianists do in general, with practically equal ease.

In principle you can probably do a fair bit with the piano that you can't do with a guitar with any amount of skill bacause you have ten fingers for keys and only six strings

It's almost like I already addressed your reservations

Ease doesn't seem like a relevant factor to me tbh

Plus guitars can do piano like things while pianos cannot do guitar-like things

Also neither can do accordion-like things, really

But that's why I say it just depends on the performance

You can really rock a uke or a bagpipe or a bucket+sticks if you try hard enough

You can just really get quite a lot of variety out of a guitar is all I'm saying

You can make a guitar sound like a lot of things but not make many things sound like an electric guitar (with comparative ease)

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Spamalot / Re: big kb trolls some old guy, gets called BOY
« on: August 23, 2015, 07:57:43 AM »
Maybe so, but I'm a person who looks things up if I've not seen them before so it's hard to say

That said I think nonplused is really commonly misused relative to a lot of other $5 words so however you feel about it I think my assessment is 100% accurate as a description of reality beyond all doubt

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Spamalot / Re: big kb trolls some old guy, gets called BOY
« on: August 23, 2015, 07:14:56 AM »
Literally 90% of all cases where I've read this word were in sentences of the form "-------looked/was nonplussed" then no other mention of that character's actions or mental state

So it's easy to project whatever you want onto that--you almost never hear it in speech  or, if you do, it's in the informal sense

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General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 23, 2015, 07:02:25 AM »
They exist--I'm too drunk to do a thorough search for more (actually I dunno a whole lot of piano music to begin with, although I do love piano) but here

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In principle you can probably do a fair bit with the piano that you can't do with a guitar with any amount of skill bacause you have ten fingers for keys and only six strings, but It seems like with two guitars maximum you can accomplish enough to make up for the deficit in ability relative to pretty much any other instrument

It just has so much range

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Although to be fair with two keyboards you can conquer the musical universe

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General Discussion / Re: What's your favorite instrument, TZT?
« on: August 23, 2015, 06:38:43 AM »
As boring an answer as it is, you can get so much work done with a guitar that it's hard to come down on anything else

At the same time, I feel like a favorite instrument is a lit like a favorite color--it doesn't really carry a lot of weight. What's being played, what context, what song, who's playing, etc are all more important; you can't even through put a ceteus parebum  because it still depends on the tune

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Spamalot / Re: AD is a thread starting hero
« on: August 23, 2015, 04:21:48 AM »
During Tokyo orientation my second day here, a speaker asked us all--about 1000 new JETs--if we knew what Nagasaki was famous for and the whole room laughed (bukkake). Turned out he just meant hamburgers or something, but he seemed to notice the odd reaction of the room and probably thought people's first thought was that he meant being hit with the Bomb

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Spamalot / Re: big kb trolls some old guy, gets called BOY
« on: August 23, 2015, 04:15:36 AM »
That's odd--in my experience if someone doesn't know what nonplused means they tend to use it to mean perturbed, offended, any kind of negative reception of news (or just literally 'not "plused"'--not having a positive response to something), rather than unperturbed or not having a negative response

I think people just think that because the way it's used correctly you can almost never use context clues to infer its correct meaning since the word by itself--if you know what it means--carries enough information that it's not necessary to further describe the state of the person being referred to.

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General Discussion / Re: Does TZT like poetry?
« on: August 23, 2015, 12:48:08 AM »
Iambic pentameter best pentameter

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General Discussion / Re: Does TZT like poetry?
« on: August 22, 2015, 10:41:46 PM »
But yeah I mean some non-representative art is certainly shot. Maybe nearly all of it, even.

But it *is* often tough to be sure without seeing the work in person

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General Discussion / Re: Does TZT like poetry?
« on: August 22, 2015, 10:38:52 PM »
I guess I don't really "get" poetry.  Maybe if narrated by a cool voice actor.
Hearing it read aloud by someone who gets it often helps a lot, for sure.

The first time I saw Pollock's paintings in person I finally got it. You always hear that about paintings but I kinda never believed it could make that much of a difference till then

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General Discussion / Re: Putting preschools in nursing homes
« on: August 22, 2015, 09:17:40 PM »
Well, I dunno much about it but there're still places today, I'm told, where intergenerational families share homes and take care of each other (grandparents watching children, parents taking care of their parents, etc) and it's not a peculiar burden

I agree with the assessment that there's no golden 'back then' in which people were not shitty to the elderly, at least not in the states, or probably most of Europe

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