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Otaku Pick-up Lines

In an effort to boost the comments in the site for the ongoing comment slam, let's have a little activity here in The Watercooler.

Try to think of a pick-up line between a boy and a girl that is related to anime, manga, gaming, or any other aspect of otaku culture. Here are some examples that I made:

Are you Pikachu? Because I choose you!

Are you a Super Saiyan? Because your level is OVER 9000!

Are you a plushie doll? I wanna hug you all day long.

Are you a Death Note? I want my name to be inscribed in you.

Are you Adam? Because you are the Bossman of my life. (Okay, that went a little too far. )

Now it's your turn to make your own pick-up lines. It doesn't matter if it's lame or corny. And don't copy from another person's work; you have to be original. After all, this is all intended for fun only.

Be sure to post your pick-up lines in the comments section. Have fun!

TheO Story

I am running late on getting this post up. There is one week left to join us in writing the 2013 TheO Story. I am taking writers up till the 7th of December. There are plenty of spots open for you, the writer, if you would like to join us. If you don’t know what TheO Story is, stop by here…

Low Down on TheO Story

and here…


Once you read over them and if you are interested or just have a question. Drop me a PM or even a comment here. I will answer your question(s) A.S.A.P.

Thanks and I hope to see a few new writers joining us this year.


A Short Anime Survey

Hey there guys. Just doing a shameless plug here in The Watercooler.

I'm currently conducting a survey on various aspects of anime and manga fandom among members of theOtaku.com. And I'd like YOU, my fellow theOtaku member, to take part in this survey.

Don't worry, it ain't that long. It only has nine questions, plus one question on your username for tallying purposes.

So come on down and start answering the little survey by clicking the link below:

NOTE: Some of you probably know where this survey will lead to. If you're one of them, please keep the cat in the bag for now, okay?

FMA: Brotherhood chat

As I'm sure you all know by now, the new FullMetal Alchemist series, FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood premiered in Japan today. And that four days from now (Thursday, April 9th), Funimation will begin streaming them on their website.

So, I thought it would be nice to have a chat based on FMA: Brotherhood, similar to the TTGL one that is held every Monday night.

And for those unfamiliar with FullMetal Alchemist:

FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood retells the story of the original FMA series, staying closer to the original manga storyline this time around. Despite this, it still follows the same basic plot: Edward and Alphonse Elric try to revive their dead mother through alchemy, and pay dearly for it- Edward loses his right arm and left leg, and Alphonse loses his entire body. Edward manages to attach Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor, and then has his limbs replaced with automail limbs. They then set out on a journey for the fabled Philosopher's Stone to return their bodies back to their original state...but they aren't the only ones searching for it....

There will be no need to download the anime, as Funimation will be streaming it with English subtitles on their site.

Date: April 9th
Episode: 1
Time: The chat will open at 10:00 PM EST.
Password: Equivalence

Hope to see you there!

Anime and Manga Review World

*I should have done this earlier, so yeah...
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Be able to get thoughts on what series to pick up, and what series you best not touch...

We got a great crew aboard guaranteed to feed your anime and manga cravings.

See you around the AAMR!

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