Chi_Mangetsu

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    • Ant-Man: Fun Sized 40ft. Tall

      3 years ago

      Chi_Mangetsu

      1. Ant-Man was damn awesome! Suck it, haters!
      2. The trailers showed basically nothing from the film.
      3. Especially arguably the best character in the entire film.
      4. In relation to this character, some of Edgar Wright's touches as a director can be felt given how much kinetic energy is involved in a number of this character's scenes.
      5. Fans rejoice! There are two stingers, one mid-roll and one post and they're both excellent.
      6. Not often will something worthy of "Get thee to a punnery!" make you have feels, but they're there.
      7. Okay, so the villain is pretty stock, but Stoll worked well enough with what he was given, especially considering the comparably low stakes of the situation, even if they had a potential for much larger problems within the Marvel universe.
      8. If I'm disappointed by one thing, it's that a certain word starting with the letter "S" was never uttered (yes, word, not a proper noun, but it can also be that as well). Also if another "s" word wasn't uttered a few times, it might (might!) have nabbed a PG rating. This is arguably a better family film in some ways than GotG, anthropomorphic raccoons and trees notwithstanding.
      9. I didn't expect this film to make me sit forward at the edge of my seat, but there you go.
      10. Go see it! It's worth spending your cash on, and from what I hear, it's worth seeing in 3D. I didn't make it on time for the 3D showing, unfortunately, though if I skipped the concession stand, I might have made it in right before the trailers ended. C'est la vie. Always next time. In any case, the depth of field shown in the shrinking segments definitely would benefit from 3D perspective, so I'm looking forward to seeing it again. Cheers!

    • The Race to 2016

      in Forums > The Race to 2016 | Follow this topic

      Chi_Mangetsu

      Let's get started, shall we? The GOP field certainly has. Mitt Romney already said he isn't running, but thus far, Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Mike Huckabee, and Bobby Jindal seem to be sure things, but we'll see how much that list accordions in the coming weeks and months.

      How about some waffles to start the day? Ah, the familiar clink-clink of Republican backpedaling...

      america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/2/3/Rand-Christ...

      18 replies

    • Happy birthday to me

      4 years ago

      Chi_Mangetsu

      Happy birthday to me
      I'm twenty-nine you see
      Oh god, it's 9 in the morning
      I'm going back to bed zzz

    • Chi's Favorite Films of 2014 (So Far)

      4 years ago

      Chi_Mangetsu

      As we start approaching award season, I'll start compiling my top ten (maybe eleven?) list. The list thus far includes: The Raid (2): Berandal, Edge of Tomorrow, Snowpiercer, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, HtTYD2, Noah, The BoxTrolls, The LEGO Movie, 22 Jump Street; (potentially) Fury, (potentially) John Wick, (potentially) Dear White People, (potentially) Birdman.

      Oh, man. This is going to be harder to parse down than I thought.

      Ah, I also want to see Filth (Netflix, woo!), Dom Hemingway, and Only Lovers Left Alive. Perhaps others.

    • I've finally done it.

      4 years ago

      Chi_Mangetsu

      I've given into the Pumpkin Spice Illuminati.
      All of my internal organs will now be removed to be converted into nutmeg, and pumpkins will be grown in my chest cavity.
      It was nice knowing you all.

      Pumpk'n Fh'tagn

    • Black in America: Every 28 Hours

      in Forums > Black in America: Every 28 Hours | Follow this topic

      Chi_Mangetsu

      Police, Guards, Vigilantes Killed 136 Unarmed African-Americans in 2012

      According to a recent study, the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of his killer is not unique. In "Operation Ghetto Storm," the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) found at least 136 unarmed African Americans were killed by police, security guards and self-appointed vigilantes in 2012. Overall, one black person was killed in an extrajudicial shooting every 28 hours.

      ...

      AMY GOODMAN: For more, we’re joined by Kali Akuno, a longtime organizer with the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, author of Let Your Motto Be Resistance: A Handbook on Organizing New Afrikan and Oppressed Communities. His organization’s report is called "Operation Ghetto Storm," documenting the extrajudicial killing of 313 black people in 2012. Michelle Alexander is still with us, author of The New Jim Crow.
      It’s great to have you both with us. Kali Akuno, very quickly, just go through what you found.

      KALI AKUNO: What we found is that this practice of extrajudicial killings is very systematic throughout the country. We found that police officers rarely—or the security guards or those who are deputized, such as George Zimmerman—are rarely, if ever, persecuted for the crimes that they commit, for the killings that they commit. And we found that overwhelmingly—as you mentioned some of the figures, overwhelmingly, most of the folks who were killed do not have any weapons. And the main reason—even 47 percent of those who were killed, the reasoning that was offered by the police is that they felt threatened—and so, a very similar argument that you hear in the Zimmerman case. And this was very systematic.

      And we also found that—313 is what we could definitely verify, but we believe that this is an undercount. And this is primarily because the police, how they document these killings, oftentimes in many states there is no race designated. But what you can do is look at the geographic area and kind of make some summaries. But the federal government really is not compiling this information, and not many people are trying to compile this information, so there is a pretty significant gap in terms of, you know, the cold reality, if we want to look at and desegregate it by race, of what’s actually taking place in our communities.

      ...

      As of 2010, white families, on average, earned about $2 for every $1 that black and Hispanic families earned, a ratio that has remained roughly constant for the last 30 years. But when it comes to wealth — as measured by assets, like cash savings, homes and retirement accounts, minus debts, like mortgages and credit card balances — white families have far outpaced black and Hispanic ones. Before the recession, non-Hispanic white families, on average, were about four times as wealthy as nonwhite families, according to the Urban Institute’s analysis of Federal Reserve data. By 2010, whites were about six times as wealthy.
      The dollar value of that gap has grown, as well. By the most recent data, the average white family had about $632,000 in wealth, versus $98,000 for black families and $110,000 for Hispanic families.

      ...

      Pricing discrimination — illegally charging minority customers more for loans and other services than similarly qualified whites are charged — is a longstanding problem. It grew to outrageous proportions during the bubble years. Studies by consumer advocates found that large numbers of minority borrowers who were eligible for affordable, traditional loans were routinely steered toward ruinously priced subprime loans that they would never be able to repay.

      ...

      “Poverty is a more powerful influence on the outcome of inner-city children than gestational exposure to cocaine,†said Hallam Hurt, former chair of neonatology at Albert Einstein Medical Center. In the late 1980s, Hurt and her colleagues became alarmed at the number of new mothers they were seeing who were addicted to cheap, smokable “crack†cocaine.
      ...

      “We went looking for the effects of cocaine,†Hurt said to the Enquirer. But after a time, she said, “we began to ask, ‘Was there something else going on?’â€

      By the time the children in Hurt’s study were seven years old, “81 percent of the children had seen someone arrested; 74 percent had heard gunshots; 35 percent had seen someone get shot; and 19 percent had seen a dead body outside.†Children with higher exposures to violence suffered from anxiety, depression and low self-esteem in addition to developmental delays.


      Eric Gardner in New York.
      Michael Brown in Ferguson.
      Ezell Ford in LA.

      Who will be the next and how can we stop this from happening every 28 hours?

      60 replies

    • Patreonage~!

      4 years ago

      Chi_Mangetsu

      Please support me on Patreon! Your support helps me stay on my feet!

      Now with more actual content!

      www.patreon.com/user?u=256073

    • Moral Atheists

      in Forums > Moral Atheists | Follow this topic

      Chi_Mangetsu

      A recent poll from the Pew Research Center showed that of a variety of circumstances, "atheist" is the least positive traits seen in a Presidential candidate:
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      From another Pew poll found very interesting results regarding their children's prospective marriage partners:

      About three-quarters of white evangelicals (77%) and two-thirds of black Protestants (67%) in the survey said they would be unhappy if a family member were to marry an atheist, as did 55% of Catholics and 46% of white mainline Protestants.

      By comparison, Americans who are religiously unaffiliated are much more comfortable with the prospect of a family member marrying a born-again Christian. Most religious “nones†(73%) said that such a union would not matter to them, while one-in-ten (9%) even said they would be happy to see such a marriage. About one-in-six (17%) said they would be unhappy.

      Even among people who specifically identify themselves as atheists or agnostics, two-thirds (67%) said it wouldn’t matter if a family member married a born-again Christian, while just a quarter (26%) said they’d be unhappy.

      FT_14.06.16_marryAnAtheist.png

      This is rather surprising considering 33% of Americans consider themselves irreligious with 20% of that considering themselves religiously unaffilated, a statistic that shows no sign of slowing down.

      So why do religious folks think atheism in particular is specifically so heinous and irredeemable? It's as if they think we regularly trade holy books for fresh babies to eat, which is pure nonsense (that only happens once a month on the first Tuesday). Given all this, why, if you consider yourself religious do you (if you do) find atheists detestable? If you are an atheist, what sort of discrimination have you personally faced in your daily life? Lively debates are encouraged, but let's keep it civil, shall we?

      Edit: Another recent study (from last year) concluded that in the US there are approximately Six Types of Atheist: Intellectual Atheist/Agnostic (IAA), Activist (AAA), Seeker-Agnostic (SA), Anti-Theist (AT), Non-Theist (NT), and Ritual Atheist/Agnostic (RAA). Which of these categories do you see yourself falling into if any and why or why not? (You can choose more than one if it helps describe your position more effectively).

      Post edited 7/13/14 9:00PM

      107 replies

  • Comments (1548)

    • Fredan

      3 years ago

      moo?

    • Longshanks77

      4 years ago

      Thought of you when I heard of Terry Pratchett's passing.. I really loved his writing in particular the discworld series. :(

      • Longshanks77

        3 years ago

        So how are things over all? Better than when we last chatted?

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        4 years ago

        Indeed.

      • Longshanks77

        4 years ago

        That's bittersweet but awesome.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        4 years ago

        As did I. Luckily, his daughter, Rhianna Pratchett, is picking up the torch in his passing.

    • Longshanks77

      4 years ago

      Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all the good stuff.. Hope 2014 finishes off great and 2015 starts even better :)

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        4 years ago

        2014 kind of sucked, tbh. 2015 is looking up.

    • Longshanks77

      4 years ago

      /waves

      • Longshanks77

        4 years ago

        here there.. working, moving see mai journal.. :)

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        4 years ago

        Hey! Missed you. Where you been?

    • gotcurlohno

      4 years ago

      Wat

      • gotcurlohno

        4 years ago

        Meh, I'm not really "back." I just wanted to check in, see if anyone I liked was still here, say hi to them, and then disappear back into the misty mountains again.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        4 years ago

        Welcome bawk. Join P&CE some time.

      • gotcurlohno

        4 years ago

        I never leave. I'm aaaaaaalways watching.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        4 years ago

        I didn't know you left. :P

    • Longshanks77

      5 years ago

      Hey if you haven't heard or seen it yet.. you need to check out the indie film The Gamers.. the third film just was released a couple weeks ago.. Really great. The Gamers Hands of Fate covers off and embraces all that is gaming

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        5 years ago

        Oh okie. How have you been anyway? Haven't heard from ya much.

      • Longshanks77

        5 years ago

        I don't think so?

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        5 years ago

        Coolcoolcool! Is it on Netflix or anywhere like that?

      • Longshanks77

        5 years ago

        I believe you can access it through Dead Man Productions website where they were offering free streaming of the film. :)

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        5 years ago

        I've seen the first two. Where is the third available if you please? Also please check out my latest Journal and comment!

    • tyrjiora FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold T-Bone Queen

      5 years ago

      ok I immediately had a freakout because you know who ShakkaZombie are. yes. smiley12.gif

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        5 years ago

        Darn tootin'!

      • tyrjiora FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold T-Bone Queen

        5 years ago

        That's really the only time I ever heard anything big about their name as musicians, but damn if Shiroi Yami no Naka isn't a fun as hell song to this day.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        5 years ago

        Ohhyesss. Have they released much new stuff since Cowboy Bebop was big? I haven't kept up. x.x;

    • edwin

      6 years ago

      You're the third person in the last week that I discovered only lives an hour away from me. Interesting.

    • Duste

      6 years ago

      Have been through every settling.
      Help me Obiwan Kenobi!
      You're my only hope.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        I know what you mean.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        I miss some of the old idiots.
        I mean, not really, but the same way I miss watching uneven boxing matches.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Seems so. Could be worse. Could be rmeav8r.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        Amazing. Guess his faith in guns can't stand a little mockery.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Yeah, he blocked you, apparently.

      • Duste

        6 years ago

        Fascinating... somehow, he's ceased to exist for this profile....

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Que? That's the only comment he's made since your last one.

    • Lemmy7003

      6 years ago

      That image on your homepage is totally suggestive.

      Just say'in.

    • milesprower 2005 Ten Years 2015

      6 years ago

      I just want to know where that topic got off on the idea that our freedom of speech was under attack. That's not what this Chik Fil A business is about AT ALL.

      And whenever Fred Phelps is mentioned I get pissed.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Trust me man, you kind of misunderstood the situation.

        No big deal, it happens. But go back and please do try to reassess the situation.

        The problem is that some of the people that agree that homosexuality is an abomination--etc. etc.--that is, agree with the CEO of Chick-Fil-A made a big deal about supporting the restaurant and going there in droves claiming that people not wanting to eat his food because his "freedom of speech--that is, to be a bigot--was under attack". That's part of it, but the full reality is that the CEO of CFA has donated millions to groups dedicated to eradicating (legalizing the murder of) and imprisoning GLBT people in developing countries. And the people supporting CFA seem to either not be aware of this fact or don't give a damn. That's where things are in the situation. So people that don't think it's cool to criminalize homosexuality are expressing their right to not provide commerce to CFA and because of that, CFA supporters think that CFA is being attacked. Succinct enough? :D

    • Longshanks77

      6 years ago

      Srsly?? Mario? wtf? so you have an epic moustache.. that does not make you mario.. depp? I can see where someone make think that. =)

      and yes scruffy unkempt is sexy

    • Longshanks77

      6 years ago

      badass_avengers_ponies_wallpaper_hd_1080


      Saw this and thought of you =)

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        No problemo!

      • Longshanks77

        6 years ago

        ok.. give me a few days to get caught up eh?

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Sent it April 8th, 2012 XD

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Mostly I'm concerned whether the characters feel well fleshed out and interesting especially the female characters.

      • Longshanks77

        6 years ago

        Let me check my hotmail. I haven't looked in a week or so.

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        That's pretty damn epic. Ooh hey did I send you the latest version of The Digger? I'm hitting kind of a dry spell and I want to break through it and I think hashing it out with you might help.

    • Longshanks77

      6 years ago

      I emailed you!!!! Send me your papier!

    • Longshanks77

      6 years ago

      Get at 'er then!

    • Longshanks77

      6 years ago

      Really like the layout for the poetry collection btw..

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        I did! I just haven't gotten around to replying to it yet, lol.

      • Longshanks77

        6 years ago

        No..but it's on my top of todo list.. did you get my email?

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Have you gotten the chance to read zem all?

    • Longshanks77

      6 years ago

      /waves..

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Check your email, madame~

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Hiiii~

        Did you want to see my latest version of ze poetry collection? I'd certainly appreciate your insights. :3

    • Longshanks77

      6 years ago

      Did you get my email?

      • Longshanks77

        6 years ago

        will do :)

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Could you try again plz?

      • Longshanks77

        6 years ago

        I sent it to your hotmail. ?

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        Umm was it sent any time recently? Because if so, then no I didn't. :(

    • Longshanks77

      6 years ago

      So is this the real reason why you like my little pony?

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      • Chi_Mangetsu

        6 years ago

        It is... one of the many reasons, yes. XD

        By the way, the season 2 finale was AMAZING. It was like The Little Mermaid with ponies.

    • Longshanks77

      7 years ago

      Had the better half read up on what you are doing and he suggested the following "Or you can just have shields as extra regenerating hitpoints in a separate pool."

      He's the table top master.. not I. =)

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        7 years ago

        Okiedokey :)

      • Longshanks77

        7 years ago

        I will see what he says?

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        7 years ago

        Though I'm not sure how to really integrate that with the theme of blocking heavy damage (in the case of shields) or lighter, more rapid-fire damage (in the case of "tech" armor).

    • Longshanks77

      7 years ago

      /waves... before you ask.. no i haven't yet.. but did go in . shit dude you've been busy.. need a weekend to sit down and read ..=)

      • Longshanks77

        7 years ago

        Let me get back to you on that one. =)

      • Chi_Mangetsu

        7 years ago

        Whoohoo!

        Also this, which I posted in the D&D thread:

        Speaking of Mass Effect, I was kicking around the idea of mechanisms that produce shields or armor (in my game world that I've been developing for the past year, most magical items have elemental qualities; will get into why that's relevant in a bit; keep in mind that my game world is a mixture of technology--kinda sorta Magitek in the TvTropes definition). For shields they would block any dice roll at or above 5 and armor any dice roll at or below 5. So that means that a bolt-action rifle (2d10) will likely have little effect against the kinetic shield but be excellent against armor while the light SMG (3d4) would be excellent against the kinetic shield but be all but useless against the armor. This doesn't include additional damage which may be negated if none of the dice rolls hit. I thought about putting a limited amount of damage either shield absorb, roughly around 40-50. They could be restored with a full-round action. Now, so it's not too overpowered, I kicked around the idea that they're incompatible with metal armors. Or rather, it can be used while wearing metal armor (perhaps taking up a belt/waist slot) but if the shield/armor takes its full amount of damage, the user begins suffocating. The shield is powered by a living embodiment of water whereas the armor is powered by a living embodiment of earth.

        Thoughts? Comments? I always appreciate your input.

      • Longshanks77

        7 years ago

        weird.. it posted twice but now it's gone..

    • WendyDarling

      7 years ago

      Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for being my friend. smiley1.gif

    • jedipoet

      7 years ago

      What do you mean don't be like that?

    • DoNothing69

      7 years ago

      You live in America, you shouldn't need to ask that question having witnessed the current Republican race.

    • Longshanks77

      7 years ago

      How are you saucy?

    • Bobomcgraw

      7 years ago

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      Because we both appreciate the Tyson.

    • ChipperHalf

      7 years ago

      LOL oh man the 2012 election is already giving me ulcers.

    • ChipperHalf

      7 years ago

      I'll definitely think about it. I deal with politics and current events every day all day at my job so it gets exhausting. My sister works at CNN in the news and my father is the #1 news/politics radio person of our state, lol soooo yeah I'm surrounded by it. My mother is also on the state board of education. Our best friends are the former governors. SURROUNDED BY IT.

    • ChipperHalf

      7 years ago

      Ahhhh yes I thought it might be that! I avoid actual political discussion because it tends to get heated and stupid. I've avoided that forum like the plague because of it. But I'll start reading around and see if I feel it's a safe enough place to jump in. As you can tell I'm opinionated and well versed in these things, and I LOVE positive and genuine conversation, but you know how rarely that happens.

    • ChipperHalf

      7 years ago

      What's PCE?

    • Nixorbo

      7 years ago

      So you mentioned recently that you've started on Dr. Who. It reminded me of the following comic, which I couldn't find at the time.

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      Post edited 1/31/12 9:58AM

    • ChipperHalf

      7 years ago

      Oh he did. <3 I just think he's a shallow character in comparison. For example all of his villains in the movie are personal, they're really after Tony because he's a douchebag or because of his past. He doesn't have a whole THE WORLD IS ENDING AND I HAVE TO SACRIFICE MYSELF moment in the series. It's all about him and sins of the past and all that.

    • ChipperHalf

      7 years ago

      If by terrible you mean HILARIOUS. ;)

    • Longshanks77

      7 years ago

      I watched it about 5 times now and keep laughing.

    • Longshanks77

      7 years ago

      Saucy. =P

    • Jimmerz

      7 years ago

      Well, Ben Stein is ostensibly a very smart guy, so that movie and his bullshit is really one of life's mysteries.

    • Longshanks77

      7 years ago

      What was that for? =(

    • Mongopwn

      7 years ago

      Yeah, I laughed when I saw that. Good work team.

    • Killericon

      7 years ago

      Dun worry, it's kay.

    • GirlAverage

      7 years ago

      YOU. -points- Whenever you pop into my head, I get all Tsundere up in this bitch~

    • ErokDragun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just here

      7 years ago

      bacon flavored or wrapped?

    • ErokDragun FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Just here

      7 years ago

      random much? I could go for some bacon right now. Had ice cream earlier this evening....sweet tooth is satisfied

    • Longshanks77

      7 years ago

      Happy New Year =)

    • 1984

      7 years ago

      Not entirely, I am aware he is a Daedric Prince. He did mention the Shimmering Isle, but I never had that expansion for IV. So that slight nuance was lost on me.

    • 1984

      7 years ago

      I think the PCE is being infiltrated by a libertarian radioshow host and his fans. This is going to be interesting/fun.

      Also, finally came across Sheogorath yesterday day, very fun sidequest into Pelagius' mind.

    • Nixorbo

      7 years ago

      my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic-brony

    • Shabobble FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Extra Life

      7 years ago

      Care to take a look at a possibly funny and Skyrim-related thing I'm working on before I post it in the TES thread and subject it to possible flaming?

    • 1984

      7 years ago

      I'm good not resorting to violence, or talking about it.

    • 1984

      7 years ago

      I was never defending him. Just giving him the benefit of the doubt. And he just became a complete ass, so no, I won't defend that.

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