Fishin' in the stream of consciousness (all-purpose, no topic chat thread)

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Wiwaxia, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Acey

    Acey our liaison—oh, it was poison, baby!

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  2. Deresto

    Deresto Misunderstands handshake, goes for a high five

    Question: if i were to get one of those family kits that tell you your genes and backgrounds and whatever, which brand in your experience should i go with? Stuff like 23&me or ancestry or some third option?
     
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  3. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    Finding non-black-coded cartoon gorillas is kind of a pain, but I tracked some down! Now we can somewhat lessen dubious implications in a human AU fic.
     
  4. peripheral

    peripheral Kinky Digamma

    I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt on this one, but you realize that you're basically just saying you're finally glad to find white gorillas so you don't have to deal with black characters in human aus, right
    Like headcanoning the human version of a character as black isn't inherently questionable, it's what tropes you play into
    I'm just very ???? About this
     
  5. ChelG

    ChelG Well-Known Member

    That's not what I meant. We already were featuring gorilla characters who are black in the AU - the ones from Disney's Tarzan, we've got him as a trans-racial adoption as an analogue to his canon story. It's a mass crossover, and we didn't want to make ALL the gorilla characters black because icky implications, so we needed some who could be included and not black. We also have other animal characters who aren't apes being black people in the AU, so we think we've got the balance right. Sorry I wasn't clear with that, I knew what I meant and didn't realise other people didn't.
     
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  6. Wormwitch

    Wormwitch I'm literally Mulder.

    It's weird being in a fandom and being neutral about the main pairing everyone loves. I've seen some great art with the ship, but the only reason I retweeted it is because I really like the way the artist drew one character in the pairing. It's also a pain to find my preferred pairing because the antis in the fandom can't stand the character I love, so finding anything in the English side of the fandom is nearly impossible.
     
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  7. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    We are at Con rn. Well, con hasn't started yet, it's pre-con. But we are watching horror movies and chilling before it's time to collect badges and hit up the otaku craft fair. Harambe guards our room and our booze shrine. Life is good. No wheelchairs available anywhere, which sucks, but life good.
     
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  8. Meagen Image

    Meagen Image Well-Known Member

    Me: *just scrolling through tumblr, feeling maybe a little low on Exec function but fine*
    Post: Feeling anxious? Take breaths in time with this gif! Or this gif! Or this one- or this one-thisonethisor- *A BUNCH OF THINGS MOVING IN ALL SORTS OF DIRECTIONS*
    Me: *desperately scrolling faster* Goddamn competing brain needs...
     
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  9. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    you ever sit and wonder if right now some other species on the other side of the universe is making a horror movie about aliens and the creatures they make look just like us
     
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  10. Verily

    Verily surprised Xue Yang peddler

    If they get it even a little close, I bet that would be far more horrifying for us than them. We should do an exchange!
     
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  11. swirlingflight

    swirlingflight inane analysis and story spinning is my passion

    Bringing two different uncanny valleys together... like an uncanny canal, an uncanalley
     
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  12. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    tell me your favorite manga and anime.
    not current, older.
    i don't care if it's trash or aged like milk, if it left an impression on you or was your obsession for a while i'd like to know about it!
     
  13. Codeless

    Codeless Cheshire Cat

    Seimaden was a mange about demons and...reincarnation? I devoured it as a teen. I adored it but idk if even then i coulda told you what it´s about
     
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  14. Deresto

    Deresto Misunderstands handshake, goes for a high five

    Favorite manga's gotta be dr slump. I still love it to this day as much as i loved it as a kid! Second favorite was hourou musuko (wandering son) because it was my first introduction to exploring gender in a neutral not jokey way, even if it was occasionally painful due to the way transgender people was realistically portrayed at the time in japan

    Favorite anime? That's tough. Does teen titans count probably naruto, though i never finished it
     
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  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Manga... I'm not sure. I loved D.Gray-Man when I was like 15, but I suspect my opinions would be different now.

    Anime: Darker than Black. It's an original anime series where Something happened ten years ago and now a big chunk of Tokyo is a negative space wedgie and sometimes people spontaneously develop X-Men-style superpowers in exchange for completing a ritual price every time they use them and changes to their sense of empathy and emotion processing (the common line is that they don't have emotions, but it's made very clear that this isn't true). Most of them promptly get sucked into underworld turf wars between various criminal and espionage agencies. The series is structured in 2-episode story arcs focused on people who in some way end up involved in the same underworld turf war battles as the main character, and who he is unfolds a bit at a time over the course of the show. It has a reputation for gritty grimdark, but while it has a high body count and some inventively nasty fantasy violence in places, IMO most of the arcs end catharticly, if not always happily. It's as much about the lives that people live in a world where magic super-assassins have anime battles to steal assorted macguffins for distant and uncaring shadowy organizations as it is about the super-assassin underworld turf wars, if you feel me.

    The second season does not exist.
     
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  16. TheOwlet

    TheOwlet A feathered pillow filled with salt and science

    Seconding D.gray-man for manga and ngl i still love it

    Anime... Does Hellsing count? I swear that show has a lot to answer for wrt 'i hope this doesn't awaken something in me.'
     
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  17. Lazarae

    Lazarae The tide pod of art

    Also Darker Than Black for me. Monster. Monster is so fucking good y'all. Gurren Lagann and Elfen Lied were all formative, if not Faves. That I watched all of these with my dad probably has something to do with it.

    It's an OEL manga, but I read The Dreaming out of my library in early high school and it had an Effect on me.
     
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  18. Acey

    Acey our liaison—oh, it was poison, baby!

    Panty And Stocking, unironically.
     
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