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Creation Station / Re: Proj's colors
« on: May 11, 2007, 10:15:54 PM »
Nice work on the Ganish colloration Proj. The colors you picked really match up to the mood I felt when I read those episodes. They contrast with the lightning really well too.

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News & Not News / Re: Sarkozy Wins
« on: May 11, 2007, 09:53:17 PM »
Pretty long post. I read it carefully since you took awhile to type it and put in some details.

Ohhhh, congratulations!

Thank you. I wouldn't belittle your personal accomplishments and I don't think you would do that to me if you weren't mad so I am going to take that as if you meant it.

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The rules apply to everyone. You're just not going to intimidate me into not replying to posts on a forum I administrate. And please don't resort to this ridiculous victimization like you're an innocent bystander and not the one that started the aggression in the first place. Have some guts at least.

Its is a four on one argument here and I still try to reply to everyone in a straight-forward way so I think I have plenty of guts. I hardly said I was being victimized, I think I said I was ok infact.

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Yes that is so. These articles don't really support what you said, especially not the way in which you misrepresented it, and they're not accurate either. There's unfortunately some employment discrimination here, that's true, but it's not like it's exclusive to France and it's been worked on for many years now. It's just not something you can change in the blink of an eye. I can tell you I've got 4 Muslim coworkers and 0 Christian ones if that means anything to you. No Buddhists that I know of either. 90% unemployment? Riiiiight. How about 100%? And then that's when you say our social system is so bad because all the Muslims live on social aid and worsen our economy? As for the 2005 riots, it was gangs of young punks that burned cars and had some sort of contest between cities to see who would burn the most. In truth it had absolutely nothing at all to do with Islam and that theme was shoehorned in by opportunists, although I don't even remember hearing about it. As shocking and over-dramatized as it was it didn't amount to more than that.

You are right about some things, for one, I don't live in france. I have not been to France. I already know enough to know though that my statement doesn't apply to every single case or person. They are accurate to the problem at large though. I have followed it for years as well as many many other issues not related to France. I can tell you bad or good things about any country. I also am aware it is not only a problem in France but we were talking about France.

Even though my 75%-90% statement was actually a question it was from my memory so I left out a detail. That is the unemployment rate among Muslim youths while the overall rate is around 30%.


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These bands aren't just sons or grandsons of North African immigrants (full French citizens who know more about US gangsta rap culture than that of their country of origin) either, there are all sorts of origins among them, including purebred French idiots. If I had to explain the context in detail to you I wouldn't even know where to begin considering how little you seem to comprehend about the situation, but religion is really the lesser argument here. It's pseudo-gangs trying to establish a territorial domination around the places they live, emulating their American models in a much lamer way. These guys don't go to the Mosque.

Hey, this is information I actually appreciate, except the part about me not comprehending.

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That's what a secular state is. It's not just headscarves, it's any ostentatious religious ornament. There was a big debate about it that lasted very long and it was finally decided it'd be that way. A majority of people here is Ok with it. And now they're opening private Muslim schools for hard practicing Muslim kids that want religion as a big part of their school life (or rather whose parents want it). Al-Qaida reproaches it to us though, but hey, they've got to reproach something.

I remember when this happened hearing about how Jews and Christian could wear their stars and crosses still. I'm not sure whether that is still the case. I am actually for the ban, just that it should be across the board.

edit: Actually, I was pretty happy with France when this did happen. I thought it was great that they were not intimidated into letting terrorist determine government decisions. I feel that in the states we over-protect the minority and give them more rights in some cases.


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Clearly it's not in question, after all you're the Farnese fanboy we've all come to know and love! And indeed you've been exemplarily nice all along in this thread as well as in the past.

Farnese fanboy... awesome. People usually say Serpico. He is pretty great too though.

Without any exception. Here is a rose for you my dear @--->--->-----

Uhh, swooning or disturbed. Decisions decisions...

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News & Not News / Re: Sarkozy Wins
« on: May 11, 2007, 08:50:55 PM »
Man, this thread makes me really want to emphasize the "Irish" part of defining myself as Irish-American...

I am actually part Irish bph, but I don't think that has real relevance.

Ah, but if you see my mere observations as insults, that is only how you view yourself through my eyes. =)

Speaking of which, have I mentioned I'm really an Italian citizen by blood? *slinks away*

Griff, the thought of seeing through your eyes makes me thankful for my poor vision.

Italian huh? That is another matter. All Italians are awesome!




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News & Not News / Re: Sarkozy Wins
« on: May 11, 2007, 08:24:19 PM »
Dude, you criticized and slandered a whole country. What kind of response did you expect?

Well I critized them yes, but I didn't slander them. I got all that information from neutral sources. Most of it is common knowledge...  I wasn't attempting to even inflame anyone but merely suggest that the relationship is not critical, and the USA and France should be worried about other things.

I thought maybe people would tell me why they think it is so important rather than just say I was dumb. Either way I'll live.

Oh really? Well, that tempered point obviously came across very well and in relevant fashion. Fantastic communicator skills on display. I guess now that you're going to act above your own mess it doesn't really matter anymore, though.

As for insults, in a pure sense, insults are unfounded or out of line. For example, my point about the irony of your overall statements and the inherent stupidity of their construction are not an insult or flames. Poignant observations. 

I bet; it just goes with the territory (again, this is just an example of wit =).

Anyway, in any case, you still seem to be missing the point that you're one-sided generalizations about an entire country are as bad as the same kind of Anti-American tripe, only more so since we should know better than to, in your own words, dwell on wrong-doings. I guess they didn't teach you that in Soc class.

Griff you are right, I should work on my communication skills. You wasted your time typing essentially the same insults you already have but in a drawn out manner when I told they aren't getting you anywhere.

Personally I feel you have demonstrated a complete lack of social sensitivity.  If you wanna be that guy in the room who spouts absurdities or broad generalizations (most of which are hypocritical, to this point) under the adolescent veil of "telling it like it is", that's your problem.  Assuring people after the fact that you are, contrary to previous postings, intelligent and nice falls a little flat.

CnC aside from the argument about Serpico before, I admit I was somewhat mean and I did apologize, if you look at my posts you will find hundreds of nice ones.

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News & Not News / Re: Sarkozy Wins
« on: May 11, 2007, 08:02:50 PM »
What was your purpose when you posted in this thread other than to talk bad about a country you obviously don't know other than through the wonderfully objective Fox News channel?

Aaz, I got those statistics in Soc class, used them in a paper. I got an A.

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But then again, you know, since I'm admin here I think I'm free to reply to whatever thread I want. =) On the other hand, if you have nothing better to say than what you've posted in this thread so far I'd heartily recommend you to keep your contributions to yourself. Thanks in advance.

The rules don't apply to you? Good for you I guess. I followed them when I posted anyway, even if you and Griff post flames.

I don't need to offer facts in answer to the ridiculous bullshit you graced us with, I mean where's your evidence? Indeed, anybody can verify that you don't know what you're talking about and that's why I have no reason to bother with it, actually I doubt anyone would take it seriously considering how grotesque it is in the first place.

Ahh is that so?

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4399748.stm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2005_civil_unrest_in_France

http://www.rand.org/commentary/120805UPI.html

"Muslim customs such as the wearing of headscarves by women and girls in school are not tolerated even when they would be acceptable in most countries."

I'll get the educational ones too if you like.



Perhaps you could stand a little more sensitivity on those attacks, as your contributions thus far to this discussion indicate a severe lack of intelligence.

I don't feel the need to spout achievements but my intelligence is not in question. Personally I think being nice is better than being smart anyway, and I am really pretty nice as well if you know me.

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News & Not News / Re: Sarkozy Wins
« on: May 11, 2007, 07:45:59 PM »
@ CNC

I guess it how I get my kicks. I find other people embarrassing all the time though. It is a fact of life we must deal with. Anyone who thinks I represent you personally CnC would be misguided anyway.

@Griffith

It isn't that random. The discussion was about French and U.S. relations. I was pointing out they should worry about themselves because the reality is that is what they can actually fix.

@all
The insults are only amusing to me. I am not very sensitive to attacks on my intelligence. Despite what you think there was no animosity behind my statements so if you get your buttons pushed you are only wasting your own energy.



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News & Not News / Re: Sarkozy Wins
« on: May 11, 2007, 07:22:20 PM »
Well you're not one of those Americans apparently. The joke is that actually nobody gives a shit here about what misinformed idiots like you think, and that on the contrary, you'll always find ignorant raging and bitter simpletons of your kind to diss France with phantomatic facts.

Aazealh, you are the one who is "raging" here, so apparently I struck a nerve for you but it isn't mutual. Why don't you offer up some facts with what you say or keep it to yourself. I am sorry if you don't like it but anyone can look up anything I presented. If you find evidence to the contrary lets see that rather than making me read your whining.

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News & Not News / Re: Sarkozy Wins
« on: May 11, 2007, 06:11:17 PM »
None of it is that big of a deal. French relations are not that important, and they offer little to no benefit as allies so repairing relations is not relevant beyond goodwill. With more important matters in the world I wouldn't give it much priority.

I don't know anything about this guy but France could stand some change anyway. I'm sure criticizing America as a pastime makes their lives rich and fullfilling but their own country is in a sad state of affairs. The economy is bad. Their military is a joke (figurative and literally). They speak of human rights while they ban Muslims from practicing their religion and herd them into ghettos. The unemployment rate for Muslims there is what? 75%-90%? Frequent rioting, etc. I personally find it amusing how the French hold their opinions so high when less than 5% of the population has completed higher education. That is less than Mexico and far less than America which has the highest percentage in the world with around 30% being college grads. No one should be taking them seriously.

I wish them luck in dwelling on our wrong-doings, but they should realize most Americans have better things to do than care what they think.

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News & Not News / Re: UK girl search 'coming to an end'
« on: May 11, 2007, 05:21:01 PM »
2nd - If it was the son of "Average Joe" the search would be over already, and it would have started 72 hours later. Yeah i've seen it happen before..

I never heard anything about the parents being anybody special. The girl is especially cute so people are working harder but it is just the reality of human nature, it isn't anyone's fault. Its hard to look at her eyes and not feel miserable about the whole thing.

If they find the girl then the parents should not just get her back outright. They are unfit parents. I hope she ends up ok though.


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News & Not News / Re: Largest recorded star explosion bodes DOOM
« on: May 11, 2007, 05:07:53 PM »
Hopefully this "little" baby will find us a new home before Earth becomes Zombieland.

Once we find it we just need to advance space travel by about 1000 times what it is now. Piece of cake. If earth is a Zombieland and the survivors do take off on a ship you KNOW a zombie will have snuck on board.

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Creation Station / Re: Spiney's Berserk Fanart
« on: May 09, 2007, 01:40:32 AM »
It's good Spiney. I would probably make Casca's back slant inwards more at the top so her neck is thinner. Still it is a really nice pic. Very sweet. Keep it up!

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Creation Station / Re: Delusion's Berserk fanart
« on: May 08, 2007, 04:12:56 PM »
Nice Job Del, you did a lot of work in just an hour and half; there is even a background! I like the composition. Couples fanart is always good too.

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Creation Station / Re: CnColors
« on: May 05, 2007, 08:39:16 PM »
Looks good. Probably one of your best works. Had to be a lot of work doing all those soldiers too. I like the color choices.

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Creation Station / Re: Oekaki Revival
« on: May 05, 2007, 02:21:57 PM »
Drew this on the oekaki board but the upload didnt succeed


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Creation Station / Re: Berserk Nintendo DS Style (I Wish).
« on: May 01, 2007, 03:11:45 PM »
Awesome job on the DS Femto. Looks great for such a low poly count and texture size.

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Creation Station / Re: Delusion's Berserk fanart
« on: April 19, 2007, 05:46:09 AM »
Great job Del! I really like the style. I think you caught the mood of the images pretty well too.

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News & Not News / Re: Virginia Tech shootings kill 32+ people
« on: April 17, 2007, 06:19:45 AM »
Pretty sad event. I think we all take random or "kill everyone" shootings a bit personally because it could easily have been us or our friends. It is infuriating when people die because some deranged baby with a gun had his feelings hurt.

A girlfriend sounds like a likely suspect as to what pushed him over the edge but it doesn't explain wanting to kill everyone else. I wouldn't be suprised if this guy was also flunking out of school, and came to hate the whole institution, choosing a building where a disliked professor or student was located to take it out on.

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Creation Station / Re: Oekaki Revival
« on: April 06, 2007, 10:00:12 AM »
Hmm... so thats from the $40 Genius G-Pen one?  I don't draw often, but I have thought about getting a tablet to try out, and if you recommend it then thats not a bad place for me to start.

Yeah, thats the one I got, though the price went up a few dollars since I bought it. I am happy with it, and it is still fairly cheap though. If you are using Vista make sure that Vista drivers are out for the one you want before you buy a tablet.


http://ninetenths.org/tablet7_wip.jpg
Here is something I am working on now. I think I am to the point where I do better work on the tablet than on paper, so it should meet your needs fine if you want to draw. Plus it is pretty nifty for clicking around in apps like Flash, or just on the web.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 284 (+ special preview)
« on: April 03, 2007, 08:31:22 PM »
Well, we don't really know the origins of Skull Knight, or, for that matter...how and where exactly Elfhelm stands with 'outside' time (how people age there?  I'm assuming it's not identical to Flora's place or anything, but...). 

Yeah, Elfhelm probably holds a lot of mysteries that could alter things. Its going to be interesting.


And I'd still tap Farnese at forty  :carcus:

lol  :serpico: well guessing by her mom I would say me too.

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Current Episodes / Re: Episode 284 (+ special preview)
« on: April 03, 2007, 08:11:05 PM »
That is one loooooooooooong sentence.

 XD yeah that was.


I don't really want or expect any time jump beyond a few months to a couple years. Miura could probably make it work. Skullknight is pretty awesome after a 1000 year jump. Honestly I'd just prefer to see the story end with a semi-youthful Guts and Company though. If it is real then the big question becomes, would farnese still be hot at 40? Probably!

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Creation Station / Re: Delusion's Berserk fanart
« on: April 03, 2007, 09:00:10 AM »

Serpico: Savi's my roommate. The internet/world really is too small, isn't it?  And more Berserk fanart will be made.. mark my words.

Ohhhh cool. I just know her online. Last time I chatted with her she told me her friend had gotten her into Berserk though. I suppose that was you! Anyway I'll be looking forward to your next work.

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Creation Station / Re: Delusion's Berserk fanart
« on: April 03, 2007, 12:09:34 AM »
Looks great! There is nowhere near enough berserk fanart, here or anywhere. Good to have quality contributions.

*looks at your other pages*  I know Savi if you know her.

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Creation Station / Re: serpicoo's wallpapers
« on: April 02, 2007, 11:55:16 PM »
Interesting coloration. I really like the soft to your style. Hope to see more as you improve.

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Site & Forum News / Re: New default theme - SKnet 2.0 - BOLD new era
« on: April 01, 2007, 10:16:17 AM »
I'm always skeptical of changing around things that already work, but I have to say great job Walter. It's a big improvement, everything is looking really solid.

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Site & Forum News / Re: Changing servers over the weekend (3/24-25)
« on: March 31, 2007, 04:21:00 AM »

IT SHOULD WORK NOW. Post here if it doesn't.


Still no luck.

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