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CaptainPete

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  1. I really liked it. A nice way of cleaning your brain from their other stuff; not just Eva, but the depression that is GunBuster and the like. Also, amazing music by the Pillows. I'm kind of surprised that no one has yet mentioned the anime that most people (in my generation at least) started them down the rabbit hole: Sailor Moon. Yeah, I'm a guy and I liked it. Wanna fight about it?
  2. Very well put. I agree, except I'm not all that well-read in the classics or poetry.
  3. Yeah, I'm still rocking my PS2. I got a new TV to play the PS3 my dad just dumped on me months ago... But, you know, effort. That was my real problem with the thing, plus the heavy focus on the PlayStation stuff. Felt a little lop-sided. I get the feeling by posting here, you may have thrown their age demographics out of wack. Yeah, cause we're a bunch of old codgers around here. I still remember when the height of gaming was playing Oregon Trail on an Apple IIe. I was too old parent-ally restricted to have been into Atari, though my cousins had one. Oh, those were the days. But, I remember my Commadore 64 and the Ghostbusters game better.
  4. At moments like that you should instead hunt on the internet for better job. File this next bit under: Important Safety Tips. Job-hunting and wing-walking have something in common. And, that would be The First Law of Wing Walking: Never let go of what you've got until you've got hold of something else. That's why I don't just quit. I'm also working on getting things going more my way. The advantage in being in a company for several years when most people don't make it more than six months is being able to call in favors from ages past. O_o *locates, waves at, and then destroys ninja spy camera* @CaptainPete - Sounds like you had quite the adventure! Husband's family is from Portland, and my family moved to Vancouver several years ago. Incidentally, it makes me happy to run into people from that area, only partly because I don't have to explain to them that no, I'm not from Canada, and no, I'm not from D.C. It's Vancouver, located in the state of Washington. It's usually easier to just say that I'm from Portland. As far as the kind of people one finds in Portland, at least they're substantially more interesting than around here. Everyone here seems so...the same, in a way I've never been able to put my finger on. Part of it is probably because most of them grew up in Idaho, and...never left. --OneBoot :D Yeah, when people talk about Vancouver, I always assume the one across the river. I do enjoy going up there in Washington and slapping down my Oregon ID to avoid paying sales tax. I swear, you get away from Vancouver and Seattle and you can break sales clerks by doing that. These days it's more the Arizonians and Texans I want to dump in the river. Go back to your sun-blasted wastes, you cretins! As someone who grew up and spent the vast majority of my life there, I guess I should take umbrage to that or something. But it's been long enough, and my heart is entirely given over to the Pacific Northwest now, so I suppose I'll let it go this time. Heh...yeah...I guess it is pretty easy to tell when I'm online. LIKES FOR EVERYONE!! That and the distinctive footsteps; won't hear many other forumites go *clump step clump step* when they walk. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D It's weird to wake up and find over a half dozen likes from my random postings.
  5. Portland? *checks profile* Portland. *...scribble, scribble* I like how you figured that out just by that one line. I was thinking about writing a huge, long, angry rant about how hipster have destroyed my city, but it turns out that my cell phone has vanished and I'm too bummed out to get all angry right now. I know my phone is somewhere in my apartment... On vibrate... With no one in the area I can ask to randomly call my phone until I find it... And no land-line... Is today a Monday in disguise? And, I was born and raised in Portland, which is rare these days, let me tell you... But your family's from Seattle? Everyday's a Monday for me. Every. Day. Mom's is from Washington but not Seattle. Dad's is from Portland. St. Johns neighborhood, specifically. I find my worst days are Fridays and Saturdays. Gee, I wonder why...
  6. Portland? *checks profile* Portland. *...scribble, scribble* I like how you figured that out just by that one line. I was thinking about writing a huge, long, angry rant about how hipsters have destroyed my city, but it turns out that my cell phone has vanished and I'm too bummed out to get all angry right now. I know my phone is somewhere in my apartment... On vibrate... With no one in the area I can ask to randomly call my phone until I find it... And no land-line... Is today a Monday in disguise? And, I was born and raised in Portland, which is rare these days, let me tell you... Edited because I needed to correct something. I really should be in bed right now...
  7. Security. Unarmed and alone in a city of crazy hobos and drunken hipster jerks.
  8. I don't mind violence, so long as there's the right context for it. Meaning that, fighting and killing as part of a struggle that is part of the narrative is fine, blood, gore and violence just for the sake of it is boring, over-done and tasteless. I'm a sucker for Shirow's works, but I hate how he never finishes anything. Dominion Tank Police and Appleseed are two of my favorite manga (I also like the anime, including the CGI Appleseed; the second one is... Okay), but they aren't finished! I don't know why he never got around to them, it makes me sad.
  9. Just remember, arson is a crime. No matter how tempting it is. Oh, and I know how tempting it is... I'm very unhappy with my job and debate about just calling in while at work and going "Yeah, you know what? I'm walking away. You've got five minutes to get someone here to cover the shift. Bye!" But, then I remember that I need money for the things I need, like food, and jobs don't grow on trees. And then I catch a guy trying to steal parts off of bicycles and I have my cleansing moment while I curse up a storm while calling the cops and running after him. Yes, that actually happened this morning. It was glorious.
  10. Don't tell my boss that! What he said. Oh, so now I have blackmail material. Excellent.
  11. You all have too much free time. You realize that, don't you?
  12. And pants. Also law enforcement. Don't forgot local health laws and cleanliness ordinances.
  13. I don't have much on you, Pete; checking your profile, you're actually younger than I thought you were, which throws off some other things I had in my mental file as well. I believe I had you mixed up with one of the other "Captains" on the board. People think I'm 40 in real life, so don't feel so bad.
  14. Might as well jump on the bandwagon: What do you know of me, Mr. Last Knight?
  15. Well, I think I'll be skipping them then. Thanks for the warning.
  16. I saw that a couple weeks ago. Had its moments. "What's the point of having a civilization if we're not going to be civilized?" Maybe I'm unbalanced, but I spend a good part of that movie laughing and cheering the main characters on. I also watched some of the interviews and I like how they talk about how it's a violent movie about kindness. Edit: I also don't know how many times I've been tempted to go off the handle when someone talks in the movies. Or uses their cellphone. There truly should be A Special Kind Of Hell for those people.
  17. Has anyone watched the Marvel Anime series at all? I'm kind of tempted to watch the X-Men one, because I'm a fan of them in general, but I'm not sure if I trust the Japanese with that title.
  18. Yesterday, I watched God Bless America. I then texted my friend who's going through her break-up and asked if she wanted to be platonic spree killers. She said no. Oh, well.
  19. I like my old stuff. A lot of the newer stuff doesn't really interest me. I really want to re-watch Lodoss, but they don't have all the discs on Netflix and trying to buy it on eBay/Amazon is not going to happen for the prices it goes for.
  20. ...why does everyone assume this is a bad thing? Funny fact, I have several mental lists. Some of them you want to be on, others you don't want to be on and some that you won't be on... For long.
  21. Oh god, please don't mention grave of the firefles, I used to cry just thinking about it Oh, damn you! I had almost forgotten about that movie! I have a friend who owns a copy of the candy container in that movie. I can never bring myself to look at it. I met her years ago (not knowing who she was) when they re-opened the library in downtown ages ago. I remember she was very nice, too. Ah, Girls Und Panzer. One of the shows that is on my 'to see' list because tanks are cool I'm mostly out of the 'game' but Netflix has allowed me to watch some good stuff now. I've seen The Place Promised, In Our Early Days, First Squad and Summer Wars recently and enjoyed them all. I own only a few series and movies: Neon Genesis Evangelion (plus movies and rebuilds), Pumpkin Scissors, Sorcerer Hunters, Trigun (which is incomplete because I loaned it to someone and didn't get all the discs back), Ghost in the Shell and Akira are among my meager collection. I like some of the older stuff, from what I call the 'high water mark' in the late 90's/turn of the century; stuff like Cowboy Bebop, Serial Experiments Lain and the like. I keep buying manga, but only for a few series. I'll save that list for another post.
  22. Gentlemen, sometimes an axe is just an axe, okay? Obviously I have no knowledge of your friend, but I have seen a similar situation more than once. Sometimes, an engagement or marriage that comes many years after a couple have been in a relationship is a last ditch effort to fix something that is broken. Maybe they (or one of them) was drifting away and thought forming a closer bond would help. It isn't always the case though, one of my sisters was living with her boyfriend for a decade and a half before finally deciding to marry the guy, and they've been married for 5 years now. The real issue with them getting married was the guy's parent's relationship and marriage. We had many a conversation about the subject, and I boiled down marriage to: getting to have the right to choose what happens if his girlfriend is seriously hurt, being able to put each other on health insurance and other logical things. *shrug* I would have popped the question after five years. That is a very good point. I have heard horror stories of loving, long term couples being denied the ability to make critical care decisions concerning ther loved ones, and in extreme cases even being denied access to the loved one. It is one of the strongest arguments out there in favor of allowing same sex marrages, since they are most likely to be the ones put in this position. But anyone with families with fundimentalist beliefs, or those who don't have close bonds with thier families might be at risk of something like this happening. With marrage, the implied contract between a couple becomes a real one. I will never understand how someone's parents could deny their child's partner the right to see them if they were dying. It sickens me a bit. As for my friend, we spend about two hours talking and she seems to be doing okay. I also found out they'd been going out for 9 years.
  23. Obviously I have no knowledge of your friend, but I have seen a similar situation more than once. Sometimes, an engagement or marriage that comes many years after a couple have been in a relationship is a last ditch effort to fix something that is broken. Maybe they (or one of them) was drifting away and thought forming a closer bond would help. It isn't always the case though, one of my sisters was living with her boyfriend for a decade and a half before finally deciding to marry the guy, and they've been married for 5 years now. The real issue with them getting married was the guy's parent's relationship and marriage. We had many a conversation about the subject, and I boiled down marriage to: getting to have the right to choose what happens if his girlfriend is seriously hurt, being able to put each other on health insurance and other logical things. *shrug* I would have popped the question after five years. Quoted for truth. The promise of free eatables is guaranteed to draw us like cats to the sound of a can opener (I was going to say flies, but that's not a terribly flattering simile ). Want to get my attention? Offer food, even if it's just a cookie. Or a hot dog. Pretty much anything that I don't have to a) buy or b) prepare myself. Husband loves it when I go to church activities, since I always bring home delicious things to share. Huzzah! --OneBoot :D My policy for when friends visit me is that I will feed them. But, since no one visits me, I rarely get to cook for other people.
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