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Mizura was last seen:
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    1. Kuzehiko
      Haven't seen you in a longer while. How's it going?
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      2. Mizura
        I guess I'm back, but I'm wondering why the site seems to be much slower than before.
        Mar 8, 2017
      3. Kuzehiko
        That is good to hear!

        Well, there is no single day I don't complain about that. Everytime I post I get an error ad and it often delays to post and shit. The lag is bigger, I guess. Idk what's going on.
        Mar 8, 2017
      4. Kuzehiko
        I must also try several times to log in. It's gotten annoying tbh.
        Mar 8, 2017
    2. Suigetsu
      So you give good advice?
    3. Suigetsu
      Why do you have wine like name title? :pek how did you obtained it?
    4. Vino
      So, about that sandwich..
    5. mr_shadow
    6. Winchester Gospel
      Winchester Gospel
      Well, I certainly agree that it's an amazing skill to have. I just feel bad now that I know you apparently have to put it to so much use because of your job. All those missed vacations and lost hours of sleep, and apparently it's all being passed to the next generation as well. :(

      Being a masochist is extremely helpful during all those times life decides to randomly kick you and your friends down, so I don't consider it to be too much of a downside. And as for the other one... well, I was laughing through your entire story and even felt a tinge of disappointment at the fact that I was denied a potential source of chronic, detached amusement when you accidentally got her to leave and everything resolved itself... so I can understand that side as well, I think. :hoho

      I'm doing all right, though! As stressful as things can get at times, I'm making progress and I feel like I've got so much more clarity now that I didn't have a few years ago. I wouldn't go back even if I could.
    7. Winchester Gospel
      Winchester Gospel
      I'm so stressed out that I feel sick almost constantly! I miss my old life, it was so peaceful. x_x

      How's everything been?
    8. Cordelia
      Hi Miz! Sorry to bother, but if you can spare a little of your time:


      I'm really interested to know what your thoughts are. Hope you had a great holiday by the way. Nice to see you on the forum again since I haven't seen you around much in a while. :hurr
    9. Winchester Gospel
      Winchester Gospel
      Thanks! I'll try my best.

      And what the heck? That sounds completely crazy and I can't even begin to guess at the circumstances that would lead to having to go through all of that. Good that it's over if there wasn't anything to enjoy about it.
    10. Winchester Gospel
      Winchester Gospel
      Something like that. I've been kind of stressed out from struggling with stuff offline and NF was the last place I wanted to be. Actually, I was planning to be gone for a bit longer?the only reason I came back early was because I heard about the forum upgrade and wanted to make sure I wasn't going to lose any data.

      Sorry it took so long to message you. I hadn't been on for months, and even now, I'm pretty sure I'm going to be off again pretty soon, so I wanted to wait until I was a bit more settled down. I hope you've been doing well.
    11. Vandal Savage
      Vandal Savage
      If Basara is completed that is even better because it means I don't have to add it to my growing list of weekly/monthly manga that come out and needs to be kept track of. 7 seeds too? Hm I'll have to look up this author's name maybe I've already heard of him before. :hm

      Oh god as long as it isn't Fairy Tail and Bleach like trolling I think I'll be fine. Wow, that sounds incredibly intricate and definitely worth reading. I always love when a series has a balance of powers and arms race sort of set-up like what seems to be going on here. It's among my favorite tropes out there so it's definitely doing a great job of selling me on it so far. :hm

      I love how that sounds since I largely believe the "you can not serve two masters" train of thought is more realistic and makes more sense than the rosy picture a lot of shounen tries to paint as fun as those can be.
    12. Vandal Savage
      Vandal Savage
      Yeah that is exactly what I did in my response to you...I know it was stupid. :sadpanda

      I don't always do it but I'm prone to doing it every so often. ><
    13. Vandal Savage
      Vandal Savage
      It's half-typed up because I keep switching between my NF tabs and my tabs of like 3 other forums. It isn't of the same structure now but I'll have it delivered to you within 24 hours senpai. :catsad
    14. Kuromaku
      Holy shit, your family too? My mom had the original trilogy on video, then later got the VHS box set for the re-release in 1997.

      Personally, I thought TPM was meh, AoTC sucked for the most part, but RoTS, while not as good as the OT, was for me at least, the best of the prequels, although that might just be my inner Vader fanboy speaking.

      If you haven't seen them yet, check out Red Letter Media's reviews.
    15. Vandal Savage
      Vandal Savage
      I was typing up my response to you but then I accidentally closed my tab and lost it. :scry

      I'm going to respond soon.
    16. Morglay
      Donyatsu. I remember skimming a chapter or 2 I think. It has a donut cat right? I might have to give it another go, not sure why I didn't pick it up. Kozaki is a bit of a champ, was Tokyo Karasu ever uploaded to any websites?

      Been cracking on with YKK, I can see what you mean about the flying scene. Reading this has left me feeling all warm and fuzzy, only on volume 5 though. I hope it stays like this as it is quite touching.

      The Tarot Cafe was interesting. The art style wasn't my normal taste to be honest but the events and creatures were cool enough for me to carry on reading. The luck cat in chapter one did remind me of the cats in Mahou Tsukai.
    17. Freechoice
      What are you pretending not to know?
    18. Morglay
      I love Freak's Squeele, I hate the fact that my French is so bad otherwise I would've bought the GNs off Amazon instead of having to wait for translations.

      I will check out Gunnerkrigg and the other three, thanks in advance for the suggestions.

      Edit: Any idea where I can find The Tarot Cafe?
    19. Wolfarus
      Since your sig lead me to RA, thought i'd return the favor and recommend something i like. If you dont know about it already, it's a manga called nukoduke. Really cute SoL-comedy

    20. Morglay
      I have to add that you should definitely read that first one. The final dream of the dragon was one of the most touching things I have seen in manga.
    21. Morglay
      They were a mix of recs from other people and just reading anything I came across - they were the interesting series I could remember. Hope you enjoy/glad I could be of assistance.
    22. Vandal Savage
      Vandal Savage
      Oh it's completed? I don't mind that especially if I can binge read it on a few of my days off. I have no problem with a shoujo/adventure title I've read a few so far and have enjoyed them. Well if all the tragedy and angst is in the first couple volumes I don't think it will turn me off no worries. Hmm is that a subtle jab at a certain ninja turned Jesus? :urahaha

      Yeah, I believe I have seen you praise Kubera more than once as a story. If it actually takes a realistic approach to the aftermath of character decisions and they have to face harsh consequences I could definitely get on board with that to see how things turn out since not many stories go into depth about that. :hm
    23. Patchouli
    24. Vandal Savage
      Vandal Savage
      Completely agree. The sheer volume of what is available now is different from 10 years ago.

      We agree on this same point. I mean it looks like he started exploring it a bit with the rain village shinobi, cloud ninja showing up and the talk of the five kage meeting..but that just ended up being lumped into more Konoha-centric problems and we never got to explore much of the other villages let alone the smaller ones. Between the stunts the Cloud pulled, the horrific policies of the Mist Shinobi, and Konoha's political systems it is a shame that not all of it got expanded upon.

      Yeah, once the prophecy stuff hit and Naruto was obviously some chosen one back in the Pain arc I knew this series was officially beyond saving. It just took all the ridiculous stuff in the War arc for the rest of the Naruto fandom to catch up. I make the jokes about ninja space ghosts and ninja space rabbits for a reason. How the hell do you even think this is okay to introduce into the story and expect people to take it seriously? Boiling it down to just two clans and for them to be Konoha clans at that was just his excuse to tie it into Naruto and Sasuke while saving himself the trouble of having to cover everything else. Edo Tensei was one big cop out for Kishi to sloppily try to tie up all these loose ends.

      I haven't read Basara although I think I've heard of it. Is it a completed series or is it still ongoing?
    25. Raiden
    26. Raiden
      something a little weird going on in spoiler thread...i don't believe everything now.
    27. Samavarti
      :cry Yeah, but i actually stared it since it had had a recent update, leading me to believe that maybe it would get more regular updates in the future, albeit i was wrong.
    28. Samavarti
      :hmm My memory is kinda fussy, but i think i actually found about it trough you, i vaguely remember seen it on a list somewhere...

      Anyway i was pleasantly surprised, really liked it, finished the manga in like two days, and then i was not so pleasantly surprised when i found it had a sequal with incredibly irregular updates...
    29. Juda
      Yea it does. You just look so familiar to me, well not you. Just the name "Mizura" since back there was someone of that name or very similar who was a mod and just disappeared outta no where. But thanks
    30. Juda
      Have you ever played Flyff? or to be more specific, a private flyff server?
    31. Juda
      Hey can I ask you something?
    32. Turrin
      You know any place where they discuss World Trigger and Boku no Hero Academia actively. But yeah I'll check out those 2.
    33. Garfield
      Was cleaning up my bookmarks and ran across your old blog you linked and noticed the date on one of your entries. http://i.imgur.com/C8g7ci3.jpg

      Literally who are you and what multiverse are you from?
    34. Zyrax
      Mizzy :ruri
    35. Badalight
      Yeah, it's actually been about 5 years or so since I gave it a read. I'm also extremely behind on I am a Hero since I caught up on it probably 3 years ago or so. Still waiting for his other works, Boy on the Run, to finish its scanlations. I know it's really close... but scanlations havn't come out in almost a year and there's like 1 1/2 volumes left =/
    36. Badalight
      Yeah. I think I'm 50ish chapters behind or something at the moment. I was planning on catching back up sometime pretty soon.
    37. Badalight
      Well, I have no problem recommending series that I didn't personally enjoy if a lot of others found them enjoyable. I personally thought I was the only one that found Planetes lackluster, but it's nice to know I'm not alone in that.

      Introverts generally arn't main characters to begin with, but yeah Kokou no hito was done exceptionally well. The cast of Space Brothers is really impressive. There are moments in the series where there are selection processes (as I'm sure you've found out by now) and it's always heart breaking when you get to know the entire cast so well, but only 1 or 2 people will pass this period of testing/training. It is heart breaking at times, but it's a real "feel good" manga as well. It definitely doesn't get as much attention as it deserves.
    38. Badalight
      I mean most people who read Planetes looooove it. Even if I tell people I only think it's decent, they get at my throat for it.

      But yeah, the cast of Space Brothers is quite great. I really love Nanba Mutta.
    39. Badalight
      Oh!!!!!! I'm a HUGE Space Brothers fan. I'm glad you're enjoying it. I'm quite behind though - I'm waiting for more chapters to be released.

      Yeah I love it far more than Planetes, but it seems we're in the minority.
    40. blueblip
      I meant a broad enough base to decide what your aptitudes and skills are geared towards.

      Look at it this way: high school students, anywhere in the world, are very sheltered in the sense that until they get out of school, they're entire worldly knowledge is limited to their families and the people from their immediate communities/surroundings.

      So naturally, the only way they can reach/make an informed decision on what career path they would like to opt for depends heavily on how many different fields they are exposed to in school. But this would require all subjects/topics being given equal value in the education system. The current model, however, gives insane importance to STEM subjects, but very little to anything else (like history, geography, etc.).

      Of course, this also means that your point is also correct: overloading students with too much depth per subject is bad, since they don't need that depth. Calculus is a prime example. At best, high schools should delve into the basics of calculus. But even that isn't necessary because once they hit college, they will relearn all that again anyway.

      However, the issue to too much information will be offset if the subject pool is widened. If the education system gives equal weightage to all subjects, then they will need to distribute curricula focus evenly across all said subjects. This will automatically remove unnecessary depth that pervades the current education system.
    41. blueblip
      Join the club.

      The problem is HS is not supposed to be about making you ready for the office space. HS should be about making sure kids have a broad enough knowledge base so as to make an informed decision on what they would like to specialise when/if they go to college.

      I mean, the idea that a teenager, who up until that point has such a limited worldwide would be able to decide on what career they want to take is absurd.
    42. Badalight
      I'm not the biggest fan of Planetes, but a lot of people are - so yeah check it out. It's pretty short.
    43. Badalight
      Uhhh, besides the obvious ones like Planetes and stuff by Inio Asano - I'm not really sure. I know you're into a lot of Korean stuff which I havn't delved into at all.
    44. Badalight
      Well, the reason for the inconsistency is because I believe it had like... 5 authors or something like that? It was written by one guy, and then picked up by another, and that happened multiple times. That's why it sort of feels like 3 distinctly different series at times (part 1, part 2 with the large expedition, and then the H2 arc).

      Anyway, it does make some plot threads a little messy but the main focus was always on Mori so the rest didn't really end up mattering much.
    45. Badalight
      Yeahhh. It's super cool, especially the H2 arc. Though I actually like the beginning part which you seemed to take issues with :P
    46. Turrin
      I'll check them out. Do they have active threads?
    47. Turrin
      I do, they are just less active convos.
    48. blueblip
      Bu...but textbooks are good enough! Do not let children read beyond prescribed course material!

      The funny thing is, education by its very definition needs to be a holistic process. At least at the high school level. It's the one time on a person's life that allows them to explore their aptitudes and then use that discovery to choose a career. For some reason though, we insist high school is just a part of the process to creating a ready for the job market person. Which makes the whole process doubly redundant (hehe) because half the high school start is retaught in college from the ground up.

      This entire process is ultimately shat on when you realise high school barely matter at all. They only matter when applying for your undergrad, and even there you can offset bad grades in high school by doing well in standardised tests. Once you graduate, however, high school grades hold no meaning whatsoever.

      As such, high schooling should be about giving students exposure to a wide variety of fields so that they can make an informed decision when choosing their ultimate career path. That would require more emphasis on education than metric based examinations however.
    49. blueblip
      This is one of his best offerings on the subject of the modern education system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2Nz2X0AEXw

      And yes. It was sad as all hell. Indian history in particular is terrible because while our country has around 5,000 years worth of history (dating back to the Indus Valley civilisation), the only things they really teach in any detail are the Mughal period and the independence struggle, all of which happened only in the last 500 years. 4,500 years of Indian history is rushed over and is completely neglected. And post-Independence, we briefly touch upon some events that happened after it, and that's it. There is absolutely NO material on global history whatsoever. As a result, there are precious few people in India who go on to become archaeologists or historians. We have no good museums, and the few we do have are understaffed, the artifacts are barely looked after, etc. Hell, my wife did her master's in art history specialising in dress and textiles. She's a conversation expert on clothing: if they find dresses and clothing of historical significance, she's expected to preserve them, undo as much damage as possible, etc. eg. when she was doing her master's in Glasgow, she also interned at the Glashow museum. On display, among other things, is the black dress Audrey Hempburn wore in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Part of her job required her to regularly treat the outfit so that it doesn't degrade. There's a surprising amount of chemistry involved: using appropriate chemicals to treat the fabric, adjusting the display case's environment to reduce the speed of degradation (limiting the amount of sunlight that falls on it, adjusting the humidity/temperature, etc). That was just for ONE dress - she had to do the same for many others, of varying age and states of degradation, and it was taxing work. She said simply having to deal with the pressure of the job was nerve wrecking; one mistake and a dress is marred beyond repair. It's not even a matter of money as no amount of money can fix these kind of errors.

      Basically, she's a clothing archaeologist. The sad part is there are literally NO jobs for her in India to do that since no one takes history seriously over here. It's heartbreaking really.

      I would KILL to introduce a multi-discipline education system. But that would require a complete overhaul of the education system worldwide. No one is going to bother.
    50. blueblip
      Don't remind me. Having gone through the Indian high school system, I had to memorise around 100 friggin' integration formulae! Even has a teenager, I wondered how could anyone be expected to memorise so many equations and be expected to use them with a reference chart.

      You won't see any push or reform calling for application type questions for exams because teachers are given a lot of leeway on how they educate. That would require immense amounts of creativity and self-motivation on each educator's part. But like with any other industry, most people aren't arsed enough to do any more than the bare minimum their jobs require.

      It's why subjects like history and geography take a back seat in high school to STEM fields. STEM field examinations can easily be done with particular archetypes of questions. "Solve for this", or "prove that" etc. History and geography, not so much. Do you know how we were made to prepare for our 10th grade history board exams (Indian equivalent of O levels)? Papers were divided into two sections: short answers and essay types. For the essay type questions, our teachers wouldn't actually teach us anything. Instead, we were told HOW to write answers. For example, we should use larger handwriting and fit fewer words per line to make the essay answers look longer, or that we just needed a solid opening and closing paragraph, with everything else done to just pad the answers :lmao

      Have you ever watched anything by Sir Ken Ham? He's a UK based education reformer who was knighted for his efforts to reform the UK education system. He summed up the problem amazingly well (paraphrasing): when adults work together to find the solution to a problem, it's called collaboration. If children do it, it's called cheating.
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