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    Quiet but I'm still holed up in Waltham.
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    It's kind of remarkable in that he's indicating he wants reform, especially compared to the rest of the cardinals that could have gotten the hat. He styled himself after Francis of Assisi! That alone...
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    Well, he's a Jesuit, so at the very least there's the chance the church can get back to charity and giving to the poor and whatnot.


    From the Guardian of all places. Conservative on homosexuality...
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    It's the Argentinian guy!

    That was fast:
    http://i.imgur.com/kxdu3EM.png
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    Turkson? Well, better him than Scola, I guess.

    This is a very informative stream, by the way: http://www.youtube.com/user/radiovaticanavideo/featured?v=AgTEpl0Yyiw
  6. Re: One Piece Back on USA TV on Toonami

    http://i.imgur.com/PrhIKlI.png
    Yesssssss.

    edit: Just imagine my avatar dancing to the news, even if I don't have cable.
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    Re: What are you reading? (Literature)

    The Ponson Case by Freeman Wills Crofts - it's a pretty good mystery novel; I'm doing it as part of a mystery fiction read-through on Something Awful
    A Storm of Swords by GRRM - don't bother trying...
  8. Re: Dangan Ronpa (Translated VN via SA)

    I PM'd orenronen. He says it's a manga adaptation for the up-coming anime that will start in this month's issue of Shonen Ace.

    He also said there is a DR1 manga, first published as a web-exclusive...
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    Re: Avatar: The Last Airbender/Legend of Korra

    http://www.hypable.com/2013/03/04/the-legend-of-korra-season-2-grey-delisle-reveals-additional-roles/
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    I really like "asshole" as an insult; it's just so equal opportunity.


    Look man, I went to get a haircut at one of those $5 places, and all of the women there were speaking in Vietnamese. What if...
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    My parents actually tried that with me, but even they wouldn't not let me go to school. :tongue:

    One of my best friends in high school was the eldest daughter of a Sudanese man and a Saudi woman....
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    Man, Europe is a completely different place from America when it comes to race relations...

    My parents are refugees. They speak English well enough, although I wouldn't call them fluent. They...
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    Re: Post Your Ethnic Costume!

    That's a really nice hat, though. I'd wear it.

    This is ao dai, the traditional Vietnamese costume. Men usually wear a darker colored variant with thicker fabrics. Both sexes wear pants....
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    I believe the US Census considers people from the Middle East and northern Africa (including the Maghreb) to be white, even though they're not really considered such by most Americans.
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    Back when slavery was in full gear in the American South, white masters would buy their slaves from the auction block and then assign them tasks to do (this applies more for the wealthy plantation...
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    Re: The Viz Media Thread

    It's $5 for a digital copy, but that's only in North America, and of course, digital. It's much more satisfying with a physical volume.
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    :laughing: I think it's one of those things where you go "hey, uh, hi there, so, uh, what brings you to, um, these parts?" Some weird combination of solidarity and "what are you doing here?!" It's...
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    Othello is pretty good and everyone should read it.

    And speaking of Jim Crow, SCOTUS is looking over section 5 of the Voting Rights Act. And here I was thinking Roberts had a heart...
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    The Buddhist swastika can be either way, although I think you would see more variation with the Hindu one.

    And ugh, Golden Dawn. >.>


    I think they want it to come off as a "rural pride"...
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    Re: One Piece 700 : His Pace

    http://i.imgur.com/z2P1q7x.png
    Could be one of them, could be someone entirely new; I think it's the juxtaposition with Bonney that makes it really suspicious.
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    Re: One Piece 700 : His Pace

    On the following page, I assume they're talking about the figure with their back turned. Could be Urogue, although I suspect it's Crocodile.
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    Re: Racism: What Defines It?

    Also, 90% of the time, "I'm not racist but..." is usually followed by something racist.

    There's also the idea of institutionalized racism and how it intersects with things like class. Like, when...
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    I think in a game that thrives on subverting common tropes, having people like Asahina and Hagakure, who are just as they appear, is useful, if only to remain grounded. And there was the whole...
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    Re: One Piece 693 : Die for me

    I'm curious why Jean Bart wasn't on the colorspread.

    As for the chapter itself, I'm in agreement that Caesar probably has Monet's heart (although it'd be a good way for Smoker to stay relevant if...
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    Update: http://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?action=showpost&postid=410693451&forumid=191

    Also, thanks for sending me the Monobear model starshock. I'm going to see if I can rig up a...
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    The first game is already on iOS devices, but I don't know how well it did in the Japanese market.

    Anyway, update. We get introduced to the best character; I don't know how they're going to top...
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    Mind detailing more about this? It sounds fascinating.
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    I'd love the game forever if it turned into Lord of the Flies, but it probably won't.
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    I imagine almost all countries are built on immigration if you go back far enough.

    I don't like living in nearly all-white areas. I always feel unsettled and about once a week someone feels the...
  30. Re: Transparent background made easy? What is the easiest art program and tutorial.

    There's a really good program called GIMP that can do what you want and more.

    Let me see about your avatar...

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