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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriel View Post
    You know, it's only just occured to me that none of the Kingdom Hearts original characters have last names.
    That's because they are the Lastnameless.

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    By Kingdom Hearts naming convention that would mean that they only have last names though.

    Just like Heartless are hearts corrupted by darkness and Nobodies are bodies without hearts.
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    Let's see if somebody here can help me.

    I was looking for a video-review about an old comic series involving a guy who finds orange boxes in an Indian reserve and which contain an alien giant robot that the guy then uses to attack armies, cities, warships and other such things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Estrecca View Post
    Let's see if somebody here can help me.

    I was looking for a video-review about an old comic series involving a guy who finds orange boxes in an Indian reserve and which contain an alien giant robot that the guy then uses to attack armies, cities, warships and other such things.
    Linkara's Atop the Fourth Wall Neutro #1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estrecca View Post
    Let's see if somebody here can help me.

    I was looking for a video-review about an old comic series involving a guy who finds orange boxes in an Indian reserve and which contain an alien giant robot that the guy then uses to attack armies, cities, warships and other such things.
    How old?

    (Limit quickstep)
    Yes, I know the voices aren't real. But they do have some VERY good ideas....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriel View Post
    Linkara's Atop the Fourth Wall Neutro #1.
    That's it. Kept remembering him as Nucleo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriel View Post
    By Kingdom Hearts naming convention that would mean that they only have last names though.

    Just like Heartless are hearts corrupted by darkness and Nobodies are bodies without hearts.
    Oh yeah, my bad.

    In that case, they are obviously the Firstnameless.

    ...which sounds a whole lot less sillier than Lastnameless, come to think of it.

    Except that there's Nothing that distinguishes them from the First Nameless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siriel View Post
    You know, it's only just occured to me that none of the Kingdom Hearts original characters have last names.
    It just occured to me that in Homestuck, John, Jade, Jake and Jane were all born wearing their glasses. oO

    Quote Originally Posted by Siriel View Post
    Sora's mother calls him Sora in Kingdom Hearts 1, so that's rather unlikely.
    Man, Sora's parents must have been so pissed when he finally came back home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Man, Sora's parents must have been so pissed when he finally came back home.
    Well, the first adventure (Kingdom Hearts 1) happened while all of Destiny Islands except Sora and Riku was lost in Darkness, so they don't remember that part.

    Then between Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 2, everyone forgot Sora existed because of Namine.

    But yes, the explanation must've been pretty awkward. Especially since the multiverse has to be kept a secret. (And for once there's actually a reason beyond "Mankind is not ready".)

    ...If he ever came back at all. I mean, we seem him on the small island where he, Riku and Kairi hang out, but we never actually see him go back to the islands where people actually live.
    And when Mickey's letter arrive, they're still on their vacation island.
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    Default I don't think a person able to do all of this has ever existed anywhere.

    I mean seriously- has there ever been a person capable of all of this:


    1. Singing
    2. Playing on musical instruments
    3. Dancing
    4. Union of dancing, singing, and playing instrumental music
    5. Writing and drawing
    6. Tattooing
    7. Arraying and adorning an idol with rice and flowers
    8. Spreading and arranging beds or couches of flowers, or flowers upon the ground
    9. Coloring the teeth, garments, hair, nails and bodies, i.e. staining, dyeing, coloring and painting the same
    10. Fixing stained glass into a floor
    11. The art of making beds, and spreading out carpets and cushions for reclining
    12. Playing on musical glasses filled with water
    13. Storing and accumulating water in aqueducts, cisterns and reservoirs
    14. Picture making, trimming and decorating
    15. Stringing of rosaries, necklaces, garlands and wreaths
    16. Binding of turbans and chaplets, and making crests and top-knots of flowers
    17. Scenic representations, stage playing
    18. Art of making ear ornaments
    19. Art of preparing perfumes and odors
    20. Proper disposition of jewels and decorations, and adornment in dress
    21. Magic or sorcery
    22. Quickness of hand or manual skill
    23. Culinary art, i.e. cooking and cookery
    24. Making lemonades, sherbets, acidulated drinks, and spirituous extracts with proper flavor and colour
    25. Tailor's work and sewing
    26. Making parrots, flowers, tufts, tassels, bunches, bosses, knobs, etc., out of yarn or thread
    27. Solution of riddles, enigmas, covert speeches, verbal puzzles and enigmatical questions
    28. A game, which consisted in repeating verses, and as one person finished, another person had to commence at once, repeating another verse, beginning with the same letter with which the last speaker's verse ended, whoever failed to repeat was considered to have lost, and to be subject to pay a forfeit or stake of some kind
    29. The art of mimicry or imitation
    30. Reading, including chanting and intoning
    31. Study of sentences difficult to pronounce. It is played as a game chiefly by women, and children and consists of a difficult sentence being given, and when repeated quickly, the words are often transposed or badly pronounced
    32. Practice with sword, single stick, quarter staff and bow and arrow
    33. Drawing inferences, reasoning or inferring
    34. Carpentry, or the work of a carpenter
    35. Architecture, or the art of building
    36. Knowledge about gold and silver coins, and jewels and gems
    37. Chemistry and mineralogy
    38. Coloring jewels, gems and beads
    39. Knowledge of mines and quarries
    40. Gardening; knowledge of treating the diseases of trees and plants, of nourishing them, and determining their ages
    41. Art of cock fighting, quail fighting and ram fighting
    42. Art of teaching parrots and starlings to speak
    43. Art of applying perfumed ointments to the body, and of dressing the hair with unguents and perfumes and braiding it
    44. The art of understanding writing in cipher, and the writing of words in a peculiar way
    45. The art of speaking by changing the forms of words. It is of various kinds. Some speak by changing the beginning and end of words, others by adding unnecessary letters between every syllable of a word, and so on
    46. Knowledge of language and of the vernacular dialects
    47. Art of making flower carriages
    48. Art of framing mystical diagrams, of addressing spells and charms, and binding armlets
    49. Mental exercises, such as completing stanzas or verses on receiving a part of them; or supplying one, two or three lines when the remaining lines are given indiscriminately from different verses, so as to make the whole an entire verse with regard to its meaning; or arranging the words of a verse written irregularly by separating the vowels from the consonants, or leaving them out altogether; or putting into verse or prose sentences represented by signs or symbols. There are many other such exercises.
    50. Composing poems
    51. Knowledge of dictionaries and vocabularies
    52. Knowledge of ways of changing and disguising the appearance of persons
    53. Knowledge of the art of changing the appearance of things, such as making cotton to appear as silk, coarse and common things to appear as fine and good.
    54. Various ways of gambling
    55. Art of obtaining possession of the property of others by means of mantras or incantations
    56. Skill in youthful sports
    57. Knowledge of the rules of society, and of how to pay respect and compliments to others
    58. Knowledge of the art of war, of arms, of armies, etc.
    59. Knowledge of gymnastics
    60. Art of knowing the character of a man from his features
    61. Knowledge of scanning or constructing verses
    62. Arithmetical recreations
    63. Making artificial flowers
    64. Making figures and images in clay
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    Quote Originally Posted by FarBeyondC View Post
    I mean seriously- has there ever been a person capable of all of this:


    1. Singing
    2. Playing on musical instruments
    3. Dancing
    4. Union of dancing, singing, and playing instrumental music
    5. Writing and drawing
    6. Tattooing
    7. Arraying and adorning an idol with rice and flowers
    8. Spreading and arranging beds or couches of flowers, or flowers upon the ground
    9. Coloring the teeth, garments, hair, nails and bodies, i.e. staining, dyeing, coloring and painting the same
    10. Fixing stained glass into a floor
    11. The art of making beds, and spreading out carpets and cushions for reclining
    12. Playing on musical glasses filled with water
    13. Storing and accumulating water in aqueducts, cisterns and reservoirs
    14. Picture making, trimming and decorating
    15. Stringing of rosaries, necklaces, garlands and wreaths
    16. Binding of turbans and chaplets, and making crests and top-knots of flowers
    17. Scenic representations, stage playing
    18. Art of making ear ornaments
    19. Art of preparing perfumes and odors
    20. Proper disposition of jewels and decorations, and adornment in dress
    21. Magic or sorcery
    22. Quickness of hand or manual skill
    23. Culinary art, i.e. cooking and cookery
    24. Making lemonades, sherbets, acidulated drinks, and spirituous extracts with proper flavor and colour
    25. Tailor's work and sewing
    26. Making parrots, flowers, tufts, tassels, bunches, bosses, knobs, etc., out of yarn or thread
    27. Solution of riddles, enigmas, covert speeches, verbal puzzles and enigmatical questions
    28. A game, which consisted in repeating verses, and as one person finished, another person had to commence at once, repeating another verse, beginning with the same letter with which the last speaker's verse ended, whoever failed to repeat was considered to have lost, and to be subject to pay a forfeit or stake of some kind
    29. The art of mimicry or imitation
    30. Reading, including chanting and intoning
    31. Study of sentences difficult to pronounce. It is played as a game chiefly by women, and children and consists of a difficult sentence being given, and when repeated quickly, the words are often transposed or badly pronounced
    32. Practice with sword, single stick, quarter staff and bow and arrow
    33. Drawing inferences, reasoning or inferring
    34. Carpentry, or the work of a carpenter
    35. Architecture, or the art of building
    36. Knowledge about gold and silver coins, and jewels and gems
    37. Chemistry and mineralogy
    38. Coloring jewels, gems and beads
    39. Knowledge of mines and quarries
    40. Gardening; knowledge of treating the diseases of trees and plants, of nourishing them, and determining their ages
    41. Art of cock fighting, quail fighting and ram fighting
    42. Art of teaching parrots and starlings to speak
    43. Art of applying perfumed ointments to the body, and of dressing the hair with unguents and perfumes and braiding it
    44. The art of understanding writing in cipher, and the writing of words in a peculiar way
    45. The art of speaking by changing the forms of words. It is of various kinds. Some speak by changing the beginning and end of words, others by adding unnecessary letters between every syllable of a word, and so on
    46. Knowledge of language and of the vernacular dialects
    47. Art of making flower carriages
    48. Art of framing mystical diagrams, of addressing spells and charms, and binding armlets
    49. Mental exercises, such as completing stanzas or verses on receiving a part of them; or supplying one, two or three lines when the remaining lines are given indiscriminately from different verses, so as to make the whole an entire verse with regard to its meaning; or arranging the words of a verse written irregularly by separating the vowels from the consonants, or leaving them out altogether; or putting into verse or prose sentences represented by signs or symbols. There are many other such exercises.
    50. Composing poems
    51. Knowledge of dictionaries and vocabularies
    52. Knowledge of ways of changing and disguising the appearance of persons
    53. Knowledge of the art of changing the appearance of things, such as making cotton to appear as silk, coarse and common things to appear as fine and good.
    54. Various ways of gambling
    55. Art of obtaining possession of the property of others by means of mantras or incantations
    56. Skill in youthful sports
    57. Knowledge of the rules of society, and of how to pay respect and compliments to others
    58. Knowledge of the art of war, of arms, of armies, etc.
    59. Knowledge of gymnastics
    60. Art of knowing the character of a man from his features
    61. Knowledge of scanning or constructing verses
    62. Arithmetical recreations
    63. Making artificial flowers
    64. Making figures and images in clay
    I dunno, there have been a lot of polymaths in history. It's not impossible someone might have had these skills to a passable degree. There is some overlapping between some of them, and a lot aren't terribly uncommon or hard to aquire.

    More to the point, why would someone posesses such a wide yet specific arsenal of skills? I mean, what made you consider something like that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    I dunno, there have been a lot of polymaths in history. It's not impossible someone might have had these skills to a passable degree. There is some overlapping between some of them, and a lot aren't terribly uncommon or hard to aquire.

    More to the point, why would someone posesses such a wide yet specific arsenal of skills? I mean, what made you consider something like that?
    I was reading the Kama Sutra.

    All of these were mentioned as skills required (in addition to possessing beauty and a good disposition, among other things) for one to be called a Ganika.

    And that made me wonder exactly how many would ever qualify for that title.
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    Watching Legend of Korra.

    So far I like it, even though it suffers a bit from the general lack of Toph and Iroh. I like that Korra and Aang are definitively different characters, but I can still kinda buy that Korra is a reincarnated Aang. They sorta have the same energy, though Korra is manlier and more hotheaded.

    Quote Originally Posted by FarBeyondC View Post
    I was reading the Kama Sutra.

    All of these were mentioned as skills required (in addition to possessing beauty and a good disposition, among other things) for one to be called a Ganika.

    And that made me wonder exactly how many would ever qualify for that title.
    Well, people were hardcore back then. It's not like they did it as a hobby: Knowing this stuff was their job.

    *looks this up*

    ...Wait, why would a ganika need to know carpentry when there was already a carpenter caste? (Vadrangi.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    Watching Legend of Korra.

    So far I like it, even though it suffers a bit from the general lack of Toph and Iroh. I like that Korra and Aang are definitively different characters, but I can still kinda buy that Korra is a reincarnated Aang. They sorta have the same energy, though Korra is manlier and more hotheaded.



    Well, people were hardcore back then. It's not like they did it as a hobby: Knowing this stuff was their job.

    *looks this up*

    ...Wait, why would a ganika need to know carpentry when there was already a carpenter caste? (Vadrangi.)
    There's a lot of things in there that don't make sense at first glance.
    "That which does not grow falls into decay."

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    Quote Originally Posted by FarBeyondC View Post
    There's a lot of things in there that don't make sense at first glance.
    There's several poses which are anatomically improbable or outright dangerous, apparently.
    A Flock of Sheep.
    A Pack of Wolves.
    An Inconvenience of Heroes.

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