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    Marvel is going back to the Fantastic Four. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced that a new movie based on the superhero group is in the works at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. Further details, however, including a release date, were not revealed. It marks the first Fox property for Disney to mine since the two studios officially merged. The most recent “Fantastic Four” movie came out in 2015, and was a flop commercially and critically. It was directed by Josh Trank, and starred Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Jamie Bell. The Fantastic Four also appeared in a separate film series starting in 2005, starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans and Michael Chiklis. The Fantastic Four is a superhero team consisting of Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), who can contort and stretch his body in extraordinary ways; the Invisible Woman (Sue Storm), who can, unsurprisingly, make herself invisible; the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), who can generate flames from his body and fly; and the Thing (Ben Grimm), who possesses stone-like flesh and has superhero-level strength and durability. “Fantastic Four” wasn’t the only reboot announced at Comic-Con. Feige also revealed that there will be a new “Blade” series starring Mahershala Ali as the half-vampire superhero.
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    Kevin Feige took the stage at Comic-Con to pull back the curtain on Phase 4 of the MCU, which includes 'Black Widow,' Disney+ shows and sequels to 'Thor' and 'Doctor Strange.' "The Infinity Saga is complete," Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige declared at Comic-Con Saturday. After 11 years and 23 movies, the Marvel boss pulled back the curtain on the Marvel Cinematic Universe's future as it enters Phase 4 following the events of Avengers: Endgame. At the end of the panel, just when fans thought he was done, Feige caused a new uproar by casually telling fans there were films he didn't have time to talk about, such as Black Panther 2, Captain Marvel 2 — and more importantly, Fantastic Four and X-Men movies. He also unveiled an A-list casting, revealing that Mahershala Ali would be joining the MCU as Blade, the vampire hunter that was played by Wesley Snipes in three movies previously. While those films don't have dates, earlier in the panel Feige revealed that up first will be Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow, which will open May 1, 2020 and is directed by Cate Shorthand. The Eternals will follow on Nov. 6, 2020 and Feige brought out the cast, including Angelina Jolie as Thena, Richard Madden as Ikarus, as well as Kumail Nanjiani, Brian Tyree Henry, Salma Hayek as Ajax, Lia McHugh and Don Lee as Gilgamesh. Chloé Zhao is directing the film, which Feige described as "full on Jack Kirby," a reference to the cosmic property's creator. While the studio no longer has Robert Downey Jr., it does have a new weapon in its arsenal: Disney+, the upcoming streaming service that will feature Marvel shows that connect to the films. Feige revealed Falcon & Winter Soldier, starring Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, will bow in the fall 2020. Next up, Feige revealed the title for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, which he revealed will star Simu Liu as Marvel's first Asian leading man. It will open Feb. 12, 2021 and also star Tony Leung as the real Mandarin (Ben Kingsley played an imposter version in Iron Man 3). Awkwafina is also to star in the film from Destin Daniel Cretton. WandaVision, the Disney+ series starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Betteny will follow in spring 2021 and take place after Endgame as Wanda Maximoff deals with the loss of her partner, Vision. Captain Marvel character Monica Rambeau, who was a child in that film, will appear as an adult and be played by Teyonah Parris. Loki, starring Tom Hiddleston's trickster god, will debut on Disney+ in spring 2021. Feige revealed that this features the 2012 version of the character who in Endgame stole an Infinity Stone, but it will take place after Endgame. Part of the mystery is where he's been and what he's been up to. The upcoming Doctor Strange sequel was revealed to be titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It will hit theaters May 7, 2022. Olsen's Scarlett Witch will appear in the film, and her series WandaVision will lead into the movie. Filmmaker Scott Derrickson, known for his horror work, described it as Marvel's first scary movie. Back on the Disney+ front, the alternate reality animated series What If...? will hit summer 2021, with Jeffrey Wright voicing the all-seeing Watcher. A number of MCU actors will reprise their roles. A Disney+ Hawkeye event series will star Jeremy Renner, who strolled out on stage, and will feature the fan favorite comic book character Katie Bishop, a young protege of the archer. It hits fall 2021. The theme of show will be Hawkeye, a superhero with no superpowers, teaching someone else how to be a hero with no powers. The next Thor movie was revealed to be titled Thor: Love and Thunder, and will debut Nov. 5, 2021 from filmmaker Taika Waititi. "As new king (of Asgard), she needs to find her queen. That will be the first order of business," star Tessa Thompson told the crowd to cheers. In a big twist, Natalie Portman will return to the franchise as a female Thor, with the story taking its cues from the recent comics run penned by Jason Aaron. The actor hasn't acted in a Marvel movie since 2013's Thor: The Dark World, and was believed to be done with the MCU. Here's the full slate: Black Widow (May 1, 2020) The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+, Fall 2020) Eternals (November 6, 2020) Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (Feb. 12, 2021) WandaVision (Disney+, Spring 2021) Loki (Disney+, Spring 2021) Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness (May 7, 2021) What If…? (Disney+, Summer 2021) Hawkeye (Disney+, Fall 2021) Thor: Love and Thunder (Nov. 5, 2021)
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    The official website for the Fairy Tail television anime confirmed last week that the anime's cast recorded the 328th and final episode's dialogue on May 6. The anime's website noted that the episode features over 65 characters, and the anime's Twitter account added that the 60 assembled cast members could not fit in the recording booth at the same time. The 319th episode will air in Japan on Sunday. The website posted in December that the "Fairy Tail Ultimate Collection" series, which will include the entire Fairy Tail television anime on Blu-ray Disc, will have 277 episodes of the Fairy Tail anime's previous series plus 51 "planned" episodes for the current Final Season — for a total of 328 planned episodes. The latest and final anime season based on Hiro Mashima's manga premiered in Japan on October 7 of last year, and Crunchyroll and FUNimation are streaming the anime with English subtitles. Funimation also began streaming the English dub on October 29.
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    Fact of the Day - CALLING "SHOTGUN" Did you know... that calling “shotgun” when riding in a car comes from the term “shotgun messenger” which was used to refer to the guard who sat next to the Stagecoach driver? Carriage drivers would often bring along someone to sit next to them and carry a weapon, usually a shotgun. These co-pilots acted as bodyguards and warded off any robbers or miscreants who got in their way. Years later, as American movie-goers fell in love with westerns, the name found its way into Hollywood scripts and pop culture. The 1921 short story “The Fighting Fool” by Dane Coolidge described a character as “ridin’ shotgun for Wells Fargo.” Probably its most famous appearance in a western was in the classic John Wayne movie Stagecoach, where co-star George Bancroft proclaims, “I’m going to Lordsburg with Buck. I’m gonna ride shotgun.”
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    Fact of the Day - VOLCANOES Did you know... that volcanoes are openings in the Earth’s surface? When they are active they can let ash, gas and hot magma escape in sometimes violent and spectacular eruptions. Volcanoes are usually located where tectonic plates meet. This is especially true for the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area around the Pacific Ocean where over 75% of the volcanoes on Earth are found. While most volcanoes form near tectonic boundaries, they can also form in areas that contain abnormally hot rock inside the Earth. Known as mantle plumes, these hotspots are found at a number of locations around the globe with the most notable being in Hawaii. Hot liquid rock under the Earth’s surface is known as magma, it is called lava after it comes out of a volcano. While we certainly have some big volcanoes here on Earth, the biggest known volcano in our solar system is actually on Mars. Its name is Olympus Mons and it measures a whooping 600km (373 miles) wide and 21km (13 miles) high. Volcanoes can be active (regular activity), dormant (recent historical activity but now quiet) or extinct (no activity in historical times and unlikely to erupt again). While these terms are useful, scientists are more likely to describe volcanoes by characteristics such a how they formed, how they erupt and what their shape is.
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    Fact of the Day - GEMSTONES Did you know... that gemstones are stones that have been used and admired for many, many years? Recently, gemstones have been gaining popularity again thanks to them being used in jewelry designs and appreciation for them being rediscovered by many people around the world. Gemstones have always been looked at in a powerful, healing type of way throughout history in many different cultures and parts of the world. You may be finding yourself feeling drawn to gemstones, and just interested in learning more about these fascinating stones. We can’t deny that we’ve been eager to learn more, which led us to discover a few fascinating facts about gemstones. Within the gemstone family, there are two different categories that gemstones are classified under: precious and semi-precious. Diamonds, rubies and sapphires are examples of precious gemstones. While amethyst, rose quartz and onyx, to name few, fall under the semi-precious category. Gemstones range in color, strength and weight pretty significantly. It’s been found that diamonds are the hardest stone on earth, that may not be as big of a shock to you. However, experts have found that amber gemstones are the lightest stones on earth. Unlike diamonds, amber is very delicate. Many gemstones are created and formed from rock sources. However, that’s not the only way gemstones are formed naturally. Some gemstones are also formed from living things. Pearls are a common gemstone known to come from a living thing. Amber is another gemstone that’s derived from a living thing, actually coming from resin which is a substance found in trees.
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    Fact of the Day - SUNFLOWERS Did you know... that Sunflowers have been planted to help soak up nuclear radiation? Nearly six months after the devastating tsunami hit Japan, communities are turning to mother nature to help restore theirs homes and hopes. Millions of sunflowers have been planted in radioactive areas to soak up toxins from the ground and brighten the hillside of Fukashima. The nuclear fallout from the tsunami forced nearly 80,000 people to evacuate their homes, not knowing if or when they may return. The 30 miles surrounding the Fukushima Daiichinuclear plant has been left contaminated and relatively barren. Even more disturbing, reports of radioactive rice, beef, vegetables, milk, seafood, and even tea have been found more than 60 miles away from the site, outside the mandatory evacuation zone. Koyu Abe, chief monk at the Buddhist Joenji temple has been distributing sunflowers and their seeds to be planted all over Fukushima. The plants are known to soak up toxins from the soil, and patches of sunflowers are now growing between buildings, in backyards, alongside the nuclear plant, and anywhere else they will possibly fit. At least 8 million sunflowers and 200,000 other plants have been distributed by the Joenji Buddhist temple. “We plant sunflowers, field mustard, amaranthus and cockscomb, which are all believed to absorb radiation,” Abe says. This is not the first time sunflowers have come to the rescue in radioactive situations. Many were planted around the Chernobyl site to extract cesium from nearby ponds. Residents of Fukushima today are also experimenting with planting sunflowers next to vegetables in their personal gardens, hoping they will suck up all the toxins and they can begin to grow again.
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    Fact of the Day - GECKO LIZARD Did you know... that Geckos' amazing toes help them stick to any surface except Teflon? One of their most famous talents is their ability to scurry along slick surfaces — even glass windows or across ceilings. The only surface that geckos can't stick to is Teflon. Well, dry Teflon. Add water, however, and geckos can stick even to this seemingly impossible surface! They do this through specialized toe pads. Contrary to popular belief, geckos don’t have “sticky” toes, as if covered with glue. They cling with incredible ease thanks to nanoscale hairs — thousands of them — that line every toe. American Scientist explains: "Gecko toes work nothing like pressure-sensitive adhesives (found on adhesive tape), which are soft enough to flow and make intimate, continuous surface contact. Instead, gecko toes bear ridges covered with arrays of stiff, hairlike setae. Each seta branches into hundreds of tiny endings that touch the surface and engage intermolecular van der Waals forces. Together, the 6.5 million setae on a 50-gram gecko generate enough force to support the weight of two people. Furthermore, gecko toes detach within milliseconds, stick to nearly every material, and neither stay dirty nor self-adhere." This fantastic adaptation of geckos has inspired scientists to look for ways to mimic this cling-ability, improving everything from medical bandages to self-cleaning tires.
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    Fact of the Day - CHINESE NEW YEAR Did you know... that the Chinese New Year date changes each year? It always falls between January 21 and February 20, determined by the Chinese lunar calendar. Chinese New Year 2019 is on Tuesday February 5. Though in winter, Chinese call their New Year holidays 'Spring Festival' (春节 chūnjié /chwnn-jyeah/), because 'Start of Spring' (4–18 February) is the first of the terms in the traditional solar calendar. While wintry weather prevails, 'Start of Spring' marks the end of the coldest part of winter, when the Chinese traditionally could look forward to the beginning of spring. Every Chinese New Year starts a new animal's zodiac year. There are 12 Chinese zodiac animals. In order, the 12 animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. 2019 is a year of the Pig. Your zodiac animal is decided by your birth year. The festival is celebrated for 16 days till the Lantern Festival. Traditionally, the 16 days from New Year's Eve until the Lantern Festival each had a special celebration activity. In the evening of 15th day of the first lunar month (February 19, 2019), on the night of the full moon, families gather for dinner and go out and see fireworks and light lanterns. Lanterns are put up for decoration, let loose to fly, and floated in rivers. Billions of red envelopes are exchanged. Chinese people love the color red. Giving red envelopes is a way to send good wishes and luck (as well as money). Chinese New Year red envelopes ("hong bao") are given out from older to younger, from bosses to employees, and from leaders to underlings. It is a special New Year's bonus.
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    Fact of the Day - LIBRARIES I chose the Library of Alexandria. Did you know... that fabulous stories circulated about the lengths to which the Ptolemies would go in their avid hunt for books? One method to which they reportedly resorted was to search every ship that sailed into the harbour of Alexandria. If a book was found, it was taken to the library for a decision as to whether to return it or to confiscate it and replace it with a copy made on the spot (with an adequate compensation to the owner). Books acquired in that manner were designated “from the ships.” Another story (reported by Galen in the writings on Hippocrates) reveals how Ptolemy IIImanaged to obtain the original texts of the great dramatic poets Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. The precious texts were safeguarded in the Athenian state archives and were not allowed to be lent out. The king, however, persuaded the governors of Athens to permit him to borrow them in order to have them copied. The enormous sum of 15 talents of silver was deposited in Athens as a pledge for their safe restitution. The king thereupon kept the originals and sent back copies, willingly forfeiting the pledge. Those irregular methods of collection were supplemented by the purchase of books from different places, especially from Athens and Rhodes, which sustained the largest book markets of the time. Occasionally, the library’s collectors bought different versions of the same work—for example, in the Homeric texts that came “from Chios,” “from Sinope,” and “from Massilia.” Of languages other than Greek, Egyptian had the largest section. Ptolemy I is said to have encouraged Egyptian priests to accumulate records of their past tradition and heritage and to render them available for use by Greek scholars and men of letters whom he had invited to live in Egypt. Best-known examples from each group were the Egyptian priest Manetho, who had good command of Greek, and the Greek author Hecataeus of Abdera.
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    During a panel at Comic-Con International in San Diego, the creators of Disney's reboot introduced a surprise guest in Lin-Manuel Miranda, much to the shock and delight of fans in attendance. Miranda has been a part of the show since Season 1, providing the voice for Gizmoduck, but this marks his first SDCC appearance joining the cast of DuckTales. Miranda's inclusion on the panel wasn't the only surprise they had lined up, however. Daisy Duck and Goofy join Chip, Dale and Monterey Jack from The Rescue Rangers, as well as Kit and Molly from TaleSpin, and Gosalyn Mallard from Darkwing Dark in making appearances on the poster. They appear side-by-side with Donald Duck, Huey, Dewey, Louie, and the rest of the show's familiar faces. Youngberg and Angones have sprinkled numerous subtle inclusions and references from Rescue Rangers, TaleSpin, and Darkwing Duck into their show, including the introduction of characters like Drake Mallard and Don Karnage. These teases would have left a distinct impression on fans, suggesting that it would only be a matter of time until characters from these beloved '90s shows appeared.
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    Thanks. It means a lot. Nice to visit the board and see the forum games section have new posts daily, even if most of the rest of the board remains fairly silent as of late. I'll probably enable post count in the forum games section again. Was originally removed because the section was used for easy spamming to VIP status back in the day. If you have any suggestions, we're open to listening as always.
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    Fact of the Day - ASTROLOGY Did you know... that the moon affects the body just like it affects the ocean? The ocean waves are a result of the moon's influence, and astrologers believe that the moon influences the body's "waves" in much the same way. The body, much like the ocean, is made mostly of water. When you hear someone say they're acting funny because it's a full moon, there might actually be some science behind it. Interestingly, there is even documented proof that more assaults occur around a full moon, giving strong support to the theory the moon affects human behavior. Don't let that be an excuse for poor behavior, of course, but keep a look out for how your mood changes (or doesn't!).
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    What's the Word? - PORTENTOUS Part of speech: adjective Origin: Latin meaning: 1. Relating to a serious matter; ominous --- 2. Self-important to the point of pompousness "The portentous skyscraper was impossible to ignore." "The "Keep Out" sign was a portentous warning."
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    What's the Word? - PARSIMONIOUS Part of speech: adjective Origin: Middle English meaning: 1. Reluctant to spend money --- 2. Extremely frugal --- 3. Highly reserved, restrained "My parsimonious neighbor asked me to pay him for the value of the egg I borrowed." "I know you're parsimonious, but I wish you would loosen the purse strings once in a while."
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    Fact of the Day - PAN AM GAMES Did you know... that the Pan American Games – or Pan Am Games, as they are more commonly known – are taking place this summer in Toronto from July 10 to 26? They are the third largest multi-sport international games after the Summer Olympics and the Asian Games. The Pan Am Games are held every four years. The first took place in Buenos Aires (say “bweh-nohseh-reez”), Argentina in 1951 and featured 18 sports. This year, more than 7,000 athletes from 41 nations across the Americas and Caribbean are descending upon Toronto. They’ll compete in 36 summer sports – everything from archery to wrestling. Just like in the Olympics, the coveted prize at the Pan Am Games is a gold, silver, or bronze medal that’s presented in each of the nearly 400 events. Before the Games begin on July 10th, a ceremonial flame was lit in a traditional lighting ceremony in Mexico. The flame landed in Canada on May 30 and is now being carried through cities and towns across the country by torchbearers in a 41-day journey. The Pan Am flame will make its final stop in Toronto on July 10. There it will be used to light the cauldron at the Opening Ceremony, marking the official beginning of the Games. While the Pan Am Games wind down with its Closing Ceremony on July 26, the fun will be far from over. The Parapan Am Games take place in Toronto from August 7 to 15. Held every four years, the Games feature athletes with disabilities.
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    Fact of the Day - BEES Did you know... that bee stings have some benefits? A toxin in bee venom called melittin may prevent HIV. Melittin can kill HIV by poking holes into the virus's protective envelope. (Meanwhile, when melittin hitches a ride on certain nanoparticles, it will just bounce off normal cells and leave them unharmed.) Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis hope the toxin can be used in preventative gels. Bee stings may also ease pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis. Researchers at the University of Sao Paulo found that molecules in bee venom increase your body's level of glucocorticoid, an anti-inflammatory hormone. To reinforce their hives, bees use a resin from poplar and evergreen trees called propolis. It's basically beehive glue. Although bees use it as caulk, humans use it to fight off bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Research shows that propolis taken from a beehive may relieve cold sores, canker sores, herpes, sore throat, cavities, and even eczema.
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    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/moonlighter/home Moonlighter is currently free on Epic Game Store. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/this-war-of-mine/home This War of Mine is currently free on Epic Game Store. https://freebies.indiegala.com/dino-run-marathon-of-doom/ Dino Run: Marathon of Doom is currently free on IndieGala. https://freebies.indiegala.com/horror-girl-puzzle/ Horror Girl Puzzle is currently free on IndieGala.
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    Fact of the Day - ROBOTIC SURGERY Did you know... that Whenever robotic surgery is performed, it is done by the surgeon? The robot is the assistant. The da Vinci Si is a special kind of surgical platform whereby surgeons use small, precise and minimal invasive tools. This type of surgical platform enables the surgeon to make movements that are more exact and offers him or her a wide variety of motions within the small surgical area. Even though robotic surgery provides a 3D and HD vision system, optimum control and state-of-the art technology, the surgeon is still 100% in control of any movements.
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    Fact of the Day - SEVERUS SNAPE Did you know... that his last name comes from a small village in England? As most Harry Potter fans will have undoubtedly noticed, J.K. Rowling has a passion for etymology. Often you can tell a lot about a character just by breaking down the meaning of their name. Some names for things are purely invented, while others are taken from existing words. “I also collect unusual names, and I take them from all sorts of different places,” she mentioned in a 2000 interview. Such is the case with Severus Snape, whose last name Rowling took from an actual place in England. A small village in Suffolk County, east of Cambridge and north of London, Snape boasts itself as the home of the British classical composer, Benjamin Britten. It’s unclear why she chose that village’s name in particular; she may have just liked the alliteration along with Severus. If you look up the origins of the word, however, it has an alternate spelling of "sneap" meaning "to be hard upon, rebuke, revile, snub.” Sounds like she picked the right word after all.
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    Marvel is rebooting the “Blade” series, and has cast Mahershala Ali to star. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige announced the news at Comic-Con on Saturday as the panel’s big ending surprise. Ali also took the stage at the announcement to massive applause, donning the Blade baseball cap. Wesley Snipes previously played the half-vampire superhero in 1998’s “Blade” and its two sequels, “Blade II” and “Blade: Trinity.” Coincidentally, Feige was a co-producer on “Trinity.” The series focuses on the titular vigilante, a human who possesses vampire strengths and protect humans from vampires. Ali has been on a hot streak as of late. He won his first Oscar, for best supporting actor, in 2016 for “Moonlight,” and won the same prize this year for his portrayal of Don Shirley in “Green Book.” He most recently starred in the third season of HBO’s drama series “True Detective” and appeared in “Alita: Battle Angel.” It’s not Ali’s first foray in the superhero world. Last year, he voiced the Prowler in the animated hit “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and also played the villain Cornell “Cottonmouth” Stokes in the first season of the Netflix/Marvel series “Luke Cage.” “Blade” was only one of several big announcements made at Comic-Con. Among other big news: the full cast of “The Eternals” was revealed, “Shang-Chi” found its lead in Simu Liu and Natalie Portman is rejoining the Thor franchise.
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    They're releasing Episode of East Blue on the 24th September bluray/dvd combi again. the fact they're still releasing specials means they're not done with the show. some people on the funimation website are blaming toei but there's no confirmation.
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    @Vaux I completely agree with all of that. This puts us in a good position to do so much more for people. Heck, if interest is high enough, we might actually give away physical copies of anime in events we might hold, say a tournament we might hold in an online game for example. Our position now might actually allow us to work out such deals with production companies like Funimation at some point down the line. But even if such deals never materialize, we would still quite easily be able to run these contests for you from our own pockets. Heck, we might even also give away gift subscriptions to streaming services like VRV, FunimationNow, etc as prizes. You get my point. One door closes. Another opens to potentially more possibilities.
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    Wifi routers can cause health issues. If the router is thrown at someone's face, it could cause physical pain, lacerations, and possible head trauma.
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