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  2. CardGames

    CardGames/AnimeDamage/MegaChamp's Random PS4 Streams

    Sorry for the long wait. Trying to find a good point to stream this is not exactly easy. Especially since I'm trying to get Perfect Ending 100% Either way... I should be able to finish up the rest of the 'boring' stuff this upcoming Tuesday. So... another stream of this game will be coming this week at the same time as always. Which pretty much means this Thursday at around 5:30 p.m. EST. Chapter 3 is probably one of the better/if not the best chapters anyway (other than the final chapter of course) and Chapter 4 is unstreamable PERIOD. So this is probably my only chance to do this. Things are about to get CHAOTIC though. SO MUCH FOR THE ETERNAL CALM. What exactly is going on? How is Yuna handling it? Um... come find out? (P.S. still doing pretty well in my endeavor. No screw ups yet and some things have gone FAR better then even I expected them too. I may explain in the stream)
  3. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - INDIGENOUS pronunciation: [in-di-jə-nəs] Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin, 17th century meaning: 1. Native to specific area --- 2. innate or inherent "Respect for indigenous cultures is essential for helping preserve the rich history of the people who came before us." "The indigenous birds of the Amazon have colorful plumage and fascinating behaviors not found anywhere else on Earth." About Indigenous The world's indigenous peoples represent a vast array of cultural diversity and ancient history. In fact, historians and DNA scientists now believe that Aboriginal Australians represent the world's oldest civilization, stretching as far back as 50,000 years into the past. Did you Know? In recent years, the U.S. has seen a growing movement to convert Columbus Day to Indigenous People’s Day, as a way to recognize our nation’s original residents rather than the person sometimes credited with erasing them from history. As of 2019, seven states officially celebrate Indigenous People’s Day (or something similar), along with many cities and local jurisdictions.
  4. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - THANKSGIVING DAY (CANADA) Did you know... that a lot of people think that the holiday is just a Canadian version of American Thanksgiving, but the Canadian celebration actually happened 40 years before the American pilgrims had their dinner? In 1578 the British explorer, and occasional pirate, Martin Frobisher held a feast of thanksgiving in Newfoundland. Frobisher was giving thanks that he and, well, most of his crew had come back from a rough trip through the Arctic looking for the Northwest Passage. After storms and cold and getting lost, Frobisher was sorry he hadn’t found the Passage but very happy to be alive. This meal likely wasn’t too tasty, coming out of ships’ storage mostly salted beef and mushy peas, but it started a tradition of being grateful for what food they had. From 1606 onwards, Samuel de Champlain followed the custom of First Nations harvest festivals and held feasts in the colony of New France attended by French settlers and local Mi’kmaq people. Official celebrations of Thanksgiving moved around a lot – once the day was held in the spring in 1816 to celebrate the end of a war between Britain and France – before becoming an annual Canadian holiday in 1879. Even then it was usually held in the first week of November, often celebrated along with Remembrance Day from the 1920s onwards. Finally in 1957, Parliament settled on making Thanksgiving officially happen every year on the second Monday in October. There’s no required way to celebrate Thanksgiving, but it usually involves a big meal with family and friends at some point over the long weekend. Since the meal happens in the fall, it usually features food that’s around in the autumn, like pumpkins, squash and potatoes. American Thanksgiving is known for being very serious about their Thanksgiving foods and the tradition of having turkey for dinner is one that has crossed the border. It comes out of the old English custom of eating a big goose for special meals, but since the turkey is native to North America, it stepped up and took the goose’s place on the plate with over 3 million birds getting served each year. In Québec the holiday is called Action de Grâce and usually doesn’t involve a big dinner. However you celebrate the day, it’s a good time to take a moment to look around and think about what you’re thankful for. It could be your food or your house or the people around you – or just having a day off school in October! But, did you also know, that Americans did not invent Thanksgiving? It began in Canada. Frobisher's celebration in 1578 was 43 years before the pilgrims gave thanks in 1621 for the bounty that ended a year of hardships and death. Abraham Lincoln established the date for the US as the last Thursday in November. In 1941, US Congress set the National Holiday as the fourth Thursday in November. Frobisher and early colonists, giving thanks for safe passage, as well as pilgrim celebrations in the US that began the traditions of turkeys, pumpkin pies, and the gathering of family and friends.
  5. cmarvelodinson

    Last Live-Action Movie you Watched?

    Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets
  6. Last week
  7. Both One Punch Man Season 2 and Demon Slayer have started airing on Toonami. GREAT start for BOTH seasons/series. Toonami has quite the 'triple threat' in their lineup now with Dr. Stone, Fire Force, and now Demon Slayer.
  8. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - PENUMBRA pronunciation: [peh-nəm-brə] Part of speech: noun Origin: Latin, mid-17th century meaning: 1. The partially illuminated outer part of a shadow created by a solid object --- 2. The outlying, fringe area in which a condition exists to a lesser degree "The shadow of the moon cast a hazy penumbra over a swath of Earth during the partial eclipse." "The sunlight coming through the curtains created a penumbra on the rug in contrast to the solid wall." About Penumbra A penumbra creates a hazy outlying region where an object doesn't cast such a heavy shadow. As a result, the incomplete region of the object's shadow might appear like an ephemeral halo around its darker, more solid region. Did you Know? Penumbra comes from the fused Latin roots of paene-, meaning "almost," and umbra, meaning "shadow." The resulting definition gives us an "almost shadow."
  9. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - ENGLISH VOCABULARY Did you know.... that The English language is kinda nuts, isn’t it? After being built up, mish-mashed, and altered over so many years, we now have this giant and wonderful hodgepodge of words to choose from when forming sentences. The vocabulary a person uses is all the words that person uses. A person who is five knows 4,000 to 5,000 words. Adults who go to college may know 20,000 words. The number of words in a language is more than of the words. One dictionary may have a list of 500,000 (half a million) words. Another dictionary may have some other words that the other dictionary does not have. When you add all the words in those dictionaries, there are about 750,000 words in English. There may be more words than that. If there are 750,000 words, how can we talk with only 3000 words? Because, we do not need all the words. You can say most things with 3000 words. The most used words are short words. That is true in all languages. The 50 most common words in English have less than seven letters. Half of these words have less than four letters. The vocabulary of a language is always changing. New words are made or words change their meaning. Words about computers, like "download" are new to the English language. The new word "bling" came from hip hop. Words like "cool" have developed new meanings. The word “chicken” has been used to describe cowards since the 14th century, but it didn’t become popular slang in American culture until the 1940’s. Just 10 years after that, in 1953, kids started playing the game “chicken” to test the courage of their peers. The shortest “-ology” is oology, which is the study of birds’ eggs. Egg collecting became popular in the 1800s before the invention of binoculars made it easier to study birds. Serious collectors were notoriously obsessive about obtaining rare bird eggs. For example, in 1872, Charles Bendire, a U.S. Army soldier and noted oologist, was willing to have his teeth broken to retrieve a rare hawk’s egg that got stuck in his mouth. “Abracadabra” has an adjective form! It’s “abracadabrant” and, according to the Learn English Network, it describes anything that seems to have happened by magic. A “rounce-robble-hobble” was the nickname given to thunderclaps in Elizabethan English. The name Rebecca can also be used as a verb to mean “demolish a gate.” If you have any friends named Rebecca, this is your cue to go tell her not to Rebecca. The words “bookkeeper” and “bookkeeping” are the only words in the English language that has three consecutive double letters without needing a hyphen. Any number with a series of repeating digits, like 7777, is called a “repdigit.” Makes total sense, actually. “Pangram” = a sentence that contains all 26 letters of the English alphabet. Here’s one: “The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.” There are 10 words hidden inside the word “therein” — you don’t even need to rearrange it to find them! They are: the, there, he, in, rein, her, here, ere, therein, herein. A 672-sided shape is called a “hexahectaheptacontakaidigon.” No thanks, not even going to try to pronounce that. Never tell your significant other that they look “erinaceous” because it means they look like a hedgehog. Unless they think hedgehogs are cute, in which case, go for it. Speaking of significant others, the Old English name for honeymoon is “flitterwochen,” which means “fleeting weeks.” Can we start using this one again? The letter E makes up 11% of the entire English language. “Uhtceare” (pronounced oot-kay-are-a) is a noun describing the act of waking up before dawn, but being so worried about something that you can’t go back to sleep. Some of our students may recognize this feeling as the one they experienced the night before the big test. A “squib” means, technically, “a type of small explosive” or “the head of an asparagus” (big jump, I know). But if you’re like me, you’re thinking, “No, a squib is someone born into a wizarding family but doesn’t have any magic powers … like Filch.” Thanks, Harry Potter. If you’re not like me, the last two sentences never happened. The word “eyeball” was invented by Shakespeare, along with hobnob, skim milk, and luggage. The word “selfie” was the Oxford Dictionary’s Word of the Year in 2013 because the use of the term increased 17,000% from 2012 to 2013. To “snirtle” is to try and suppress a laugh. It’s classified as any suppressed laugh that’s a just bit shorter than a snicker or a snigger.
  10. hyype

    Last Animated Movie You Watched?

    Came here to say the same. It was a surprisingly good movie. I didn't expect much, but it definitely was good.
  11. hyype

    Hello there, Kametsu!

    Hello to all, I'm hyype on here. I couldn't think of a better name for now since my usual name is taken already! I'll likely end up changing that kinda soon. Found the site while searching for anime a while ago. It popped up again today, so I figured I'd finally join. I'm not sure, I haven't done much checking around but it seems quite friendly, overall. Depends on how active the community itself is. I'd hope to be on here relatively often, though. Clannad, Eden of the East, Nichijou, Cromartie High School (dub is best), Beyond the Boundary Rocket League, Garry's Mod (I don't play it anymore but I have 3.5k hours so), Forza, Clannad (if visual novels count), Katawa Shoujo (if VNs count) Drinking. Random computer stuff; I need to get back in to programming. I can if I try, but usually I'm pretty bad at it. Anyway, those are the basics of me. Hello to anyone that reads this. Nice to be here!
  12. Predaking-117

    Last Animated Movie You Watched?

    The Addams Family (2019). I enjoyed the movie. I hated the audience I saw it with.
  13. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - PROROGUE pronunciation: [proh-rohg] Part of speech: verb Origin: Late Middle English, 15th century meaning: 1. To postpone a meeting without cancelling it --- 2. To defer or suspend a legislative session "The board elected to prorogue the current course of action, tabling future meetings until a more suitable time." "In a swift resolution, Parliament voted to prorogue all sessions until the end of the year." About Prorogue As with Prime Minister Boris Johnson's recent desire to defer any British Parliamentary actions at the end of August, prorogue means to suspend or put off a given assembly's meetings or sessions, at least for the time being. Did you Know? Prorogue reaches back through Anglo-French to Latin origins in prorogare, meaning "to stretch out or prolong." Today, it is primarily used in reference to British Parliamentary happenings.
  14. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - MERMAIDS Did you know... that in folklore, a mermaid is an aquatic creature with the head and upper body of a female human and the tail of a fish? Mermaids appear in the folklore of many cultures worldwide, including the Near East, Europe, Asia, and Africa. Mermaids are the mythical creatures that were initially created as the personifications of the water deities of ancient civilizations. They were celebrated as the bringers of life and fertility because of the sea endless supply of food, and also as forces of great nature power and destruction. As much as we love mermaids, there's so much most of us don't know about these mysterious and captivating beings. Some of the earliest legends of mermaids come from ancient Syria. The ancient story dates back to about 1000 B.C., a little over 3,000 years ago! In the Syrian story, a goddess named Atargatis wanted to be transformed in a fish, but when she dove into the water, only her bottom half was transformed. The resulting figure prompted our modern tales of mermaids. Mermaids weren't always thought of as the beautiful creatures that we envision today. Many times, sailors would mistake manatees for mermaids, resulting in descriptions that labeled the aquatic creatures as ugly and fat. The existence of mermaids was never questioned during medieval times. There were hundreds of accounts of mermaid sightings and they were depicted without question in historical accounts of aquatic animals, claiming their place alongside whales and other known sea creatures. Mermaids were often considered to be a bad omen. If they were spotted by sailors at sea, it usually meant that the voyage was headed for trouble. Mermaids are often compared to Greek sirens, who are said to possess extraordinary levels of beauty. These depictions of mermaids are more treacherous, however, as their primary goal is entrancing men with their beautiful singing voice. In addition to being the coolest characters in the ocean, mermaids also have superpowers. The four main powers that are usually attributed to mermaids are immortality, telepathy, hypnosis, and the ability to see the future. As if having superpowers wasn't cool enough, mermaids are also believed to have created the ocean gemstone, aquamarine. It has been said that aquamarine is made from mermaid tears, and it therefore has the ability to protect sailors while they are on the ocean. There are believed to be four types of mermaids. Traditional mermaids are only able to reside in the ocean, but all other types of mermaids are able to live in the sea and on the land. Irish shedding mermaids, or selkies, are able to shed their tails in favor of human legs, shape shifting mermaids are able to change into human form and back to mermaid form at any time, and merfolk have a more human shape that allows them to live on the land and in the sea. Thankfully, this means that our chances of meeting a mermaid are much better than we thought! A mermaid's kiss is pretty magical. It has been said that a kiss from a mermaid gives the ability to breath underwater. It's unclear if the receiver of the kiss simply inherits this magical ability or if they sprout gills somewhere on their body, so I would be careful if you're ever thinking about accepting a mermaid kiss. A mermaid's tail changes color based on her mood. The tales are unique to every mermaid, and they depict the mermaid's personality and her feelings at any given moment. That's definitely an improvement from our simplistic mood rings! Mermaids love to accessorize. Some of their favorite jewelry pieces are shell crowns, pearl necklaces, conch hats and kelp bracelets.
  15. DarkShame2

    What display do you use to watch anime?

    Mostly a Samsung SyncMaster 2343BWX 23" Widescreen LCD .
  16. Koby

    Free Games Megathread

    Free to keep when you get it before 15 Oct @ 10:00pm. Some limitations apply. https://store.steampowered.com/app/522040/Princess_Remedy_2_In_A_Heap_of_Trouble/
  17. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - PHANTASMAGORIA pronunciation: [fan-taz-mə-gohr-ee-ə] Part of speech: noun Origin: French & Greek. early 19th century meaning: 1. A dreamlike state in which images both real or imagined blur together --- 2. A constantly changing series of scenes or events that shift in color and intensity "On the ride home, he unfocused his eyes so that the lights outside his window raced past in a brilliant phantasmagoria." "The speed at which news happens and is communicated can blur into a confusing phantasmagoria of voices." About Phantasmagoria In the 18th and 19th centuries, a form of illusionistic entertainment became popular in which ghostly apparitions were "conjured" using a device called a magic lantern. The technique involved projecting a painting or other image onto a glass pane with an oil lamp. To the unwitting spectator, the flame's flicker in the glass produced an eerie, unsettling effect — or a phantasmagoria. Did you Know? While phantasmagoria is a direct translation from the French phantasmagorie, its origins actually date to Ancient Greece. As a compound word, phantasmagoria blends together the root phantasma, meaning "ghost," with the word agora, meaning "assembly."
  18. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - WRITING IMPLEMENTS Did you know... that the history of writing instruments, pencils and pens, is thousands years long? We us pens, in one form or another, since the First Dynasty of Ancient Egypt while the pencils are much younger but nothing less important. The very earliest writing known to history is found in the area now known as Mesopotamia, and it was impressed into clay tablets around 3000 B.C. Before that, of course, people decorated their tools, their homes, and (probably) themselves, but writing — a system of expressing meaning through specific marks on a surface — didn't appear until then. Damp clay required a writing implement that would leave a clear mark, but not crumble the surface, so early scribes used a reed with one squared-off end to press triangular marks and short straight lines into the clay. Curves were too difficult to execute clearly, so early writing like Sumerian cuneiform was all based on those triangles and lines. Writing developed very early in Asia, too (by 1200 B.C. or earlier), where cheap, readily available writing surfaces were preferred. The first Chinese writing was painted with a brush or inscribed with a knife on wood, bamboo and even flat animal bone. Inscribed writing was often filled in with ink afterwards, to make it more visible. In Southeast Asia and India, the most common writing surface was palm leaves, which were in widespread use by the seventh century A.D. or earlier. To write on these leaves, scribes used a stylus quite similar to the ones by the Romans (see below). It was bronze, with a sharp point on one end for inscribing the letters and a flat blade on the other end for scraping the surface of the leaf smooth. As with Chinese writing, the inscribed letters would be filled with ink after writing, to make it more legible. For many centuries, Roman scribes used wooden tablets filled with wax for taking temporary notes, and even though writing technology had vastly improved in other ways (see the sections below for some examples), the Romans were faced with the same difficulties with curves as the Sumerians had. The Roman alphabet, also used extensively for inscriptions in stone, was made entirely of straight lines. To write in the wax, Roman scribes used a stylus that was long and thin like a pen, but had a point on one end for writing, and a broad, flat area on the other end for erasing by smoothing the wax out. The ancient Egyptians invented a writing surface called papyrus sometime in the third millennium B.C. It was made from layers of thin sections of reeds, and made such a practical surface that it was adopted all over the Mediterranean world, including Greece and Rome. The best tool for writing on papyrus — which is much like a very textured paper (and even gave paper its name) — was a reed pen. These pens were lengths of reed cut to a point on one end and slit to facilitate the movement of ink. They had to be repeatedly dipped in ink, but this worked well enough that very similar pens made from different materials were used right up into the 20th century, and are even used by some artists and calligraphers today. Papyrus didn't fold well because it became brittle as it dried, which is why early Western books were in the form of scrolls. In the East, where paper was available early on, a brush was used for writing. Because these brushes were thick but tapered to a fine point, ancient Chinese writing is composed of sweeping strokes with both thick and thin lines, and the art of calligraphy was highly regarded. Papyrus was used in Europe, too, but there was such a demand for writing materials that the supply of papyrus reeds began to run out, so another material was sought. Animal skin, prepared in just the right way, was found to be a durable surface that could even be scraped clean of ink and re-used if necessary. This was called parchment or vellum. It was actually in use, though not popular, as early as the third century B.C., but did not become widely used until much later. Medieval scribes used a metal-tipped bone stylus or a thin piece of lead called a "plummet" (an ancestor of the pencil) to mark out faint guidelines, then wrote using various types of pens, including reed pens, and pens cut from the flight feathers of large birds, called quill pens. As metalworking became more refined, pen nibs were made of metal. Early metal nibs were durable and did not have to be sharpened like a quill pen did — though they still had to be dipped in ink every few letters — but they did corrode from the acids in early inks, and they were stiff and sometimes difficult to write with. As metal technology improved, so did pen nibs. A few pens were even made of blown glass, but were not widely adopted, probably because they broke easily. To read more about Writing Implements, click here.
  19. Koby

    Latest Movie Trailers

    CHARLIE'S ANGELS - Official Trailer #2 Disney’s Jungle Cruise - Official Trailer
  20. Koby

    Free Games Megathread

    Rabbid's Coding is free on Uplay: https://register.ubisoft.com/rabbids-coding/en-US
  21. Koby

    Free Games Megathread

    A couple of the DLC packs are also currently free so be sure not to miss them. Scroll down the page.
  22. Nah, this announcement is basically saying they (as in the old yet current Square-Enix staff) won't do a FF8 Remake. They'll leave it to the young upstarts to eventually do if so they so wish to do so.
  23. So instead of new games they are just going to start doing remakes now? ..............................
  24. Xykan

    Free Games Megathread

    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/surviving-mars/home Surviving Mars is currently free on Epic Game Store. https://freebies.indiegala.com/tales-of-blood-and-sand/ Tales of Blood and Sand is currently free on IndieGala.
  25. I thought you're posting the secret trailer to the recently announced movie.
  26. DarkRavie

    New Game: What's the Word?

    What's the Word? - PANACHE pronunciation: [pə-nash] Part of speech: noun Origin: Middle French, 16th century meaning: 1. Flamboyance or a confident flair --- 2. A decorative plume or tuft of feathers, especially on a headdress or helmet "Met Gala attendees are known for their creative evening wear, which they show off with fearless panache." "The knight's helmet was crowned with an extravagant red panache." About Panache Usually reserved for events like tournaments or other occasions, a soldier's panache indicated things like his wealth, position, or family colors. The size and exuberance of a panache was a status symbol. And though usually worn only ceremonially, King Henry IV is remembered for wearing an elaborate white plume into battle as a rallying point for his troops. Did you Know? Panache takes flight from its Latin root in pinnaculum to mean "little wing" or, in its more vernacular form, pinna, meaning "feather."
  27. DarkRavie

    Fact of the Day

    Fact of the Day - AQUARIUMS AND MARINE PARKS Did you know.. that aquariums and marine-mammal theme parks like SeaWorld, the Miami Seaquarium and Canada’s Marineland are part of a billion-dollar industry built on the suffering of intelligent, social beings who are denied everything that is natural and important to them? Wild orcas and dolphins live in large, complex social groups and swim vast distances every day in the open ocean. In captivity, these animals can only swim in endless circles in tanks that are the equivalent of bathtubs, and they are denied the opportunity to engage in almost any natural behavior. They are forced to perform meaningless tricks and often torn away from family members when they’re shuffled between parks. Most die far short of their natural life spans. Countless marine animals have been taken from their rightful ocean homes and placed in tanks (even the original Shamu was stolen from the wild). Tilikum, the orca who lashed out and killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau and two other people, has been in a cramped tank for more than 30 years since he was taken away from his Icelandic family. Lolita, torn from her family when she was just a baby, has existed in the same tank at the Miami Seaquarium for nearly half a century. Some countries, including Russia, Cuba, and Japan, continue to capture wild dolphins and whales. Orcas and other dolphins navigate by echolocation, but in pools, the reverberations from their own sonar bounce off the walls, which can drive them insane. World-renowned oceanographer Jean-Michel Cousteau compared the keeping of orcas in tanks to “a person being blindfolded in a jail cell.” Captive orcas suffer physically as much as they do psychologically. Some orcas have destroyed their teeth by chewing on metal cage bars and all captive adult male orcas have collapsed dorsal fins, a condition that rarely occurs in wild orcas. The Toronto Star obtained video footage of Marineland’s lone orca, Kiska, trailing blood from cuts in her tail as she swam. Kiska reportedly spends her days swimming listlessly and scratching parts of her body against the sides and the tanks sharp fibreglass grates. Nakai, an orca at SeaWorld San Diego, sustained an injury on his lower jaw that was so significant that it was described as “a dinner plate-sized chunk” of ripped-off tissue. Wild orcas can live for decades (one matriarch named Granny is more than 100 years old). The median age of orcas in captivity is only 9. At least 44 orcas have died at U.S. SeaWorld facilities from causes ranging from severe trauma to intestinal gangrene; not one has died of old age. More than 60 bottlenose dolphins died at SeaWorld parks in 10 years alone, including 16 stillborn babies. To read more on this click here.
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