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anime / Re: Ghost In The Shell movie
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 07:59:03 pm »
A bit late aren't you, Shim? Took you this long to post a reply.  :P
anime / Re: Ghost In The Shell movie
« Last post by Shim on Today at 05:30:01 pm »
I'm hoping to go see this film sometime next week. ;) Anybody else planning to see it?

Shim, I understand you don't like Scarlet Johansson to play the lead role of the Major in the film. But here's something I read which you might want to take notice:

Director Rupert Sanders recently told CNET that he stands by his casting of Johansson, who he calls “the best actress of my generation and her generation, and the person I felt most embodied the physicality and the ability to inhabit that role.”  The director of the first Ghost in the Shell movie, Mamoru Oshii, agreed but for different reasons, telling IGN: "The Major is a cyborg and her physical form is an entirely assumed one. The name ‘Motoko Kusanagi’ and her current body are not her original name and body, so there is no basis for saying that an Asian actress must portray her."

Of course the director is going to defend his work. What does this prove?

If a person's brain is placed inside a bio-mechanical cyborg body, whether in male or female form, then how do we really know what the original biological body was? The cyborg could look female and talk in a female voice, but did the brain actually come from a female body? What if the brain was from a male body, but placed in a cyborg female body that had a feminine voice?

People can say all they want that the Major must be female and must be Asian/Japanese because of the look of the cyborg body and because the anime/movie is in Japan. But the big questions are:
Are you sure? How do you know?

Actually yes because if you saw the film,
Spoiler: show
She's revealed to have originally been a Japanese brain put into a white woman's body
Yes Kobuk, Bannon is out, but I wonder if Trump will still call him
as he has Flynn. Or is it war between the agenda of Trump and
the agenda of Bannon? Reports say Bannon feels Trump has lost his
agenda/promise to his voters. Now we will see if President
Trumps thin skin can handle Bannons message.

Trump day 211
President Trump apparently decided to have his chief of
staff fire Bannon. Mr Alt Right his self. I wonder if
this will make any change by Trump. It's hard to say.

Bannon may take some of Trumps support away from
him. His politics are more in line with White Nationalists
than most of the GOP is. He has a billionaire to pay for
Bannons costs to spread his words which may conflict
with Trump.

Reports say Bannon is already saying Trump is working with
Globalists and must return to nationalism. Trump seems like a
Nationalist to me. Perhaps Bannon wants Nationalism to the

Trump may still hold his voting base, but he is loosing big
business over this apparent support for hate groups.

If the GOP doesn't distance it's self from hate, and extremism
they will cease to  be a viable political party. Not just in their
words, but their actions.
Sounds like a good idea. It's always good to work out the story from the
beginning to the end before hand.

Yes and a detailed Synopsis between 1500 and 3000 words will keep you on track. Gives you a solid reference point and helps you avoid the plot bunnies.
furry lite™ / Re: Furry puns
« Last post by Michen_S on Today at 05:43:30 am »
Why aren't wolves allowed to see aquariums at zoos?

They always howl at the full moonfish.
furry lite™ / Re: Furry puns
« Last post by Subzerus on August 18, 2017, 06:23:05 pm »
My backyard bunnies are always hoppy to see me.

Backyard bunnies happy to see a house coyote? Birdphemy! Also that pun was a bit on the snout.
general non-furry discussion / Re: The "Bad News" thread.
« Last post by Rocket T. Coyote on August 18, 2017, 01:45:39 pm »
Had to suddenly detour around a bad auto accident yesterday. Saw a rescue helicopter land on the road ahead.
news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Kobuk on August 18, 2017, 10:12:46 am »


Guess when Trump mentioned about "draining the swamp" in Washington D.C., he didn't realise it would be his own staff! LOL!  :D  :D  :D

news forum / Re: Trump the GOP and Democrats. A new path or more of the same.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on August 18, 2017, 08:57:59 am »
Trump day 210
President Trump is attacking members of the GOP. This
will likely add to his troubles. He needs good relations
with the house and senate to get his agenda passed.

The GOP doesn't have much time to pass a increase
in the national debt, and a new budget. If they don't
the government will have to shut down. Not raising the
debt ceiling would likely cause the US credit rating to
drop, and cause intest on the national debt to rise.
If they spend time trying to pass a tax cut, or try to
remove the ACA again or pass an infrastructure bill.
They will likely run out of time.

Some of this will require help from the democrats. So
the GOP can't tack stuff on without approval by the
democrats. I have heard the GOP wanted to put some
things in to favor big business at the expense of tax
payers. I don't think the democrats will go along without
some comprimises.

Trump may not want to compromise, so things could get
tricky, and a lot of government workers could be on unpaid
leave. I am sure the GOP will try to blaime the democrats,
but the GOP owns the government and should be able to
keep everything running smoothly instead of blaiming others
for their troubles.

Already there is talk of a presidential primary in 2019. Where the GOP may try
to run someone against Trump if he is still president.

Reports are flying that the Trump administration is considering hiring a
private army to fight in Afghanistan. That might get sticky since a private
army might not worry about killing civilians, or bombing hospitals going
after the bad guys. That would likely make us look bad since the army would
be working for us. Time will tell.

The Russian connection is still going strong. I wonder how long Trump will
be able to watch while his finances are being looked at. Trump has done some
things in the past I am sure he wouldn't want made public. Before it's over
we could be saying Crooked Trump instead of president Trump.

The vice president is returning from a trip to south America early to be at a
meeting at camp David about Afghanistan. One wonders why the VP had to
cut a  trip short just for a meeting he wouldn't likely have much say in.
Time will tell.

word games / Re: Quotes...
« Last post by Kobuk on August 17, 2017, 02:44:29 pm »
Saw the following today in a Facebook post:

"We can censor and remove memorials, symbols, etc. that may offend various groups and peoples. But why is it we cannot remove the hate in our hearts?"
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