"There is no emoticon to describe how I am feeling!" Friedrich Nietzsche

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All I Want For Christmas Is A Cyberbrain

From Ghost in the Shell "Stand Alone Complex" OST 3: "Christmas in the Silent Forest" by Ilaria Graziano

But Is It Philosophy?

I have a quick question directed to anyone who has seen Baccano! Would you consider it a philosophical anime? I haven't seen it, so I could only guess (and guesswork won't do). I ask because one club I belong to over at MAL is deciding if Baccano! should be on the Relations List for their philosophy club. I wasn't a member when it was first put on the list, so I don't know what the arguments (if any) were for including it the first time. I would find any comments you have on this question helpful, since it wouldn't just be me spouting whatever the heck is in my uneducated head!

As for my part, I'm questioning the inclusion of Humanity Has Declined on the list. I recently rewatched it, and loved it just as much the second time around! Still, it seems to be better watched as satire, even closely along the lines of early The Simpsons (I'm not kidding). Both are excellent at showing the foibles and misgivings of humanity, and they do it well from a satirical standpoint. In terms of written works I'd place Humanity Has Declined as being closer to Orwell's Animal Farm than to Rawls' A Theory of Justice.

Okay, please excuse me while I go and rearrange my BRS figma into yet another crazy pose. (Yes, my glow for my ludicrous toy still hasn't faded, haha.)

Word Clouds

The other day I was playing with the word cloud generator Tagxedo. I'd seen some on Twitter generated for a couple of accounts, and decided to try it out, too. However, instead of doing a Twitter account, I decided to make it more interesting by generating one from theO. More specifically, I made one based on the Bossman's Guestbook:

Hey, what's that one word standing proudly near the top of the cloud? The one that rhymes with "roll"? You'll also see words like "hug", "thanks", "friend", and "great", as well. All in all, I think it's a great cloud.

When I fiddle around with the settings more, I'll generate another, but till then go have fun and make some clouds of your own!

The Fall Anime Season

Just a quick post on what I've picked up and will likely pick up in this season's shows. Coppelion: Even though the 1st ep. played out in the daylight, something about its tone struck me as unnerving. There was danger somewhere, bu...

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Twilight of the Idol

The picture I'm working on is taking longer than I thought it would. How hard could it be to draw an aspiring school idol?! Yes, I'm still working on my pic of Nico Yazawa from Love Live: School Idol Project, and I'm almost at the point w...

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