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Forum Games / Re: Rate the last movie the above poster watched:Part 2
« on: December 24, 2008, 01:45:30 PM »
10/10, big time!!!!


Silent Hill

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Serious Business / Re: What's in a name?
« on: December 17, 2008, 03:53:01 PM »
While I, personally, would never name a child that, if these people wanted to, let them. Unless they are raising their children to start a Holocaust, which I seriously doubt, then there should be no problem. People need to not be so uptight about names. Although, from that perspective, people need to think about what having a certain name will do to a child as it grows. But still....a name does not equal a deed/action.

On a related note, ever notice how millions of people use Biblical names? I wonder if a store would deny a birthday cake if the child was named Judas? Nice name, bad connotation...hmm....okay, off-topic kinda, sorry....

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Serious Business / Re: Prop 8 debate
« on: December 17, 2008, 03:48:38 PM »
Druix, I generally agree with most of what you said.  I agree that legislation against gay marriages destroy equality.

However, just as a thought exercise, I would like to ask why do people, no matter what their sexual preference is, need marriages to be recognized by the state in order to be happy?



It's a matter of what legal marriage grants. Legal marriage grants roughly five times as many rights to the involved parties as domestic partnerships. Through domestic partnerships, you cannot under any circumstances (work, school, etc.) live under a different roof from your partner, you cannot visit your partner in the hospital or make important decisions when they are in the hospital, you do not receive Social Security, veteran's benefits and pension plan survivor benefits upon death of partner, no family leave to care for them if they are sick, federal tax returns are filed seperately, you are not guaranteed the right to be buried beside your partner, etc.....just to name a few.

If all rights and benefits were equal, then there wouldn't even be a debate because "marriage" would just be a word. And no one can stop you from using a word. I know one couple that shares the most pure and beautiful love I have ever seen in my life, the kind of love that you can see is obviously destined....they got "married" in 2007, and despite the fact that it was not legally recognized then, and isn't legally recognized now, they still call each other "wife" and say they are married. So, no, I really don't think we need it to be deemed "marriage" by the state, we just want equal rights and fair treatment.

Honestly, I agree with your other views. Polyamorous? Go for it. Gay, straight, bi? Have at it. My theory, when I look at other peoples' relationships, is this; if it is making YOU happy and is not hurting OTHERS in any way, there should be NO REASON to stop you. I just wish more people could have more open minds like that...

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I bet it'll be licensed by 2009.

HO' SNAP!

It ws licensed at like episode 2. Yen Press has been releasing chapters in their magazine and the first volume of manga is due out Oct 2009. I dunno about the anime, though...

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Serious Business / Re: Prop 8 debate - PLEASE READ!
« on: December 17, 2008, 09:37:33 AM »
I'd love to reply more substantially, but it's time for work.

Very quickly, I had a number of reasons to vote against 8; one of the biggest is that it amended the state's constitution - recklessly.

Yet the passing of 8 clashes with our country's constitution. It interferes with peoples rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and even moreso, it interferes with our right to religious freedom. SO many of the arguments against same-sex marriage are based on peoples' religions. Now, I am not attacking anyone's religion here, but people need to understand that in America, we should NOT use our religion to write the laws. So by using relgious reasoning to pass Prop 8, they are taking away the religious freedoms of anyone whose religion does not disapprove of homosexuality.

This is a matter of equality. Not religion, not even actual 'marriage'....just equality. Equality under the law, a foundation upon which this country was built. The idea that "We hold these truths to be self-evident: That all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness..." Note; it does not specify who that creator is, it is a broad enough term to encompass any belief, so let's not refert back to the religious porton of this argument.

Anyway, as I was saying...this is a civil rights issue. This is a matter of bigotry and human cruelty. I don't think the yes voters really understood exactly what their votes did to thousands of people and their loved ones. I don't think they realized that by checking one thing on a ballot, they were crushing peoples' hearts and souls, taking away their right to be equal, deciding their lives for them. By supporting Proposition 8, they have told a rather large number of people that they are second-class citizens, undeserving of fair and equal treatment. They have told us that we are not worth as much as they are. If people would stop for a minute and take a look at what they've done, how it's affected people, I wonder if they'd change their minds at all?

I unfortunately don't have time to rea through all 7 pages of this thread at the moment so I apologize if this has been restated over and over but I had to say it. I also apologize if this link has already been posted, but I think it's something that needs to be shared. Her words are powerful, eloquent, and moving: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2haAKBOEY

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I'm curious, can scuplting your body be considered cosplay?  Like suppose a girl did SQUATS till infinite, wore a skirt, and some hair buns would it work as a Chun-Li cosplay?  Or if a guy practiced day and night morphing his face could he be an Onizuka cosplayer?

Unless they were wearing the actual costume, I wouldn't consider it "cosplay". If that were the case then (to piggy-back on your example) any girl in buns and a skirt would be a Chun Li cosplay, etc. Although if someone were to sculpt their body in order to be BETTER as a certain character, then more power to them! That's an admirable amount of dedication   ;D But without a costume, it's no cosplay.

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Forum Games / Re: Rate the last movie the above poster watched:Part 2
« on: November 30, 2008, 10:24:12 AM »
Okay, so I haven't gone through and read every single post of this 48-page thread, ~so~ sorry. Doesn't change the fact that it's turned into less of a "Rate the other person's movie" and more of a "Name the last movie you saw".

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So, I got the idea for this after someone else posted a thread requesting pictures of the Maruchan Cup Noodle costume.

Saturday, my friend Jangular and I were Kyouraku Shunsui and Nanao Ise from Bleach (I was the Nanao with the basket of rose petals). Buuuuut, WE didn't get any pictures.

Mostly, I'm interested in the petal-tossing pics. There were only two instances in when I actually threw the petals on him, and both times we got swarms of people showing up to take pictures, but I have yet to find a single one anywhere on the Internet.

So any pictures at all would make me very happy, but especially ones of me tossing the petals~

Thanks!!
<3 Dahlia

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Forum Games / Re: Say something the rest of us might not know about you
« on: November 29, 2008, 11:08:29 PM »
I love my family, but I think I would have had much more fun spending Thanksgiving with my friends <3

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Forum Games / Re: Rate the last movie the above poster watched:Part 2
« on: November 29, 2008, 11:05:38 PM »
8/10

Twilight

Quick Question- if the point of this thread is to rate movies, how come so many people reply when they haven't seen the movie they're supposed to rate? Not trying to be rude, just genuinely confused.

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Well, I ~intend~ on debuting my Genjo Sanzo from Saiyuki Reload, if all goes well. If I don't make it up to Sakura Con, then Fanime will also be my debute of my Yu-Gi-Oh cosplay (either Mai or Malik, whichever i get done first). Also, more likely than not, a new Sasuke Uchiha oufit, possibly the crossover I intend on working on, and maaaayyybe Utena Tenjou!~

^^; I have so much to get done for Fanime...

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Meetings, Gatherings, and Get Togethers / Looking For a Cosplayer~
« on: November 13, 2008, 12:48:11 AM »
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I76LALBJNg4

So, there it is. I...am not sure if this is where I should post this, but I think so...I mean, we'd have to meet people, hence "getting together"?? Anyway...

So, my cosplay group Okage-Sama De~ lost a member not too long ago and we need someone to take her spot in the group. That link is to the video that gives all the details, but if you have any questions, feel free to ask. You can comment the video, send us a message on youtube or deviantart (okage-sama-de.deviantart.com) reply here, PM me....anything. ^^; So...yeah. Thanks for taking the time to check this out

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Incredible Stuff I can Make / Re: DeviantArt
« on: November 13, 2008, 12:28:53 AM »
http://wiltingdahlia.deviantart.com
So far just cosplay pictures. I am going to put artwork on there as soon as I have some stuff I am REALLY proud of. If you wanna see any of my art, I guess you can check out http:://xx-dahlia-xx.deviantart.com ^^; but it's really nothing special

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Forum Games / Re: Rate the last movie the above poster watched:Part 2
« on: October 26, 2008, 11:25:11 PM »
8/10

High School Musical 3 (oh, HELLZ yes!! XD)

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Forum Games / Re: Rate the last movie the above poster watched:Part 2
« on: October 23, 2008, 08:22:56 PM »
A million/10! XD So epic...

The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning

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Forum Games / Re: The 'In my pants' Game! =D
« on: October 22, 2008, 10:32:59 PM »
(dunno if these've been used before since it's been forEVER since I've read this thread DX *is fail*)

Still Alive.....in my pants

The Rage Beat.....in my pants ( O__o; )

We Are!....in my pants! XD

At Times, Love Is....in my pants


O__o I think it's time for me to stop now...

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Dealers Room / Who Was This Seller?
« on: October 13, 2008, 10:08:07 PM »
>.> I really hope this is the right board to put this thread in, I wasn't sure where else to put it. But basically, I am looking for a seller that was at Fanime 2008. They sold cat ears. The plastic ones with the fuzzy insides, on the elastic bands, and some of them had ribbons and stuff on them. I saw them again a few weeks ago at Yaoi-Con, but I can't find the card I picked up from them. At the time I didn't know what colour I would need, so I didn't buy them. But I really would love to find their website, as those are the only cat ears I will buy, since they, in my opinion, look the best. But yeah, if anyone knows who that dealer was or what their website is, that'd be a big help <3

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Dealers Room / Re: Things that you wish you didn't buy...Fanime '08
« on: October 13, 2008, 09:37:10 PM »
DX FOOD. I spent way too much money on food. Also, maybe art? I am a sucker for artist alleys. I have bought so much art....and I really don't know what to do with any of it XD I just love pretty things so much.

Actually, more specifically, there's this one artist that made me a bit sad. They'll go unnamed because I don't wanna point anyone out, but I liked a lot of their work and so I commissioned a picture from them. When I finally got it, it was...well, not bad, but it's not at ALL something I would have paid that price for. And I'd seen some of their other commissions, so I don't know what was up with this one :(

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