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#1 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

Rename: Tunnel boring machine -> Tunnel Boring Machine + Alias: Tunneling Machine

Rename: Lead Pencil -> Mechanical Pencil + Alias: Lead Pencil

(That one is for clarity, because wooden pencils also have "lead" in them. I've actually never heard the phrase "lead pencil". Probably a regional thing.)

#2 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

It made me want to slap all of the voice actors. So yeah, it probably resonated with their target demo.

#3 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

Whatever you do, make sure it says "Character-specific".

#4 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

I kinda think he would like One Piece. Early on anyway. It has grand-scale insane action scenes but is also whimsical and very non-serious about itself. And it doesn't have schoolgirls or shitty romance.

Cowboy Bebop is just a really good TV show, unqualified. You could easily watch that and 99 other highly-rated anime, and hate everything else you saw.

#5 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

"The more you know, the more you Kohl's."

#6 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

@hadoken101 said:

I always thought it was 'honk' without the 'h'


The ancient Egyptians didn't write vowels, anyway, so we aren't 100% sure how they pronounced anything.

#7 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

No. I like that it's a bit different from the average Anime Cool Guy, but that's only because it goes further in the slim, Byronic metrosexual direction. I'd like to see a protagonist who is more of a Kanji or even Yosuke type (or even better, a default female protagonist).

#8 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

@jarmahead said:

They acted very much how they should have in the situation they were in. They are not regular police and their tactics are very different. They were addressing a threat, and they were NOT that bad. For about 60 seconds the guy was somewhat roughly handled. After that he was just questioned.

You're right, they're not regular police, they're SWAT. They're members of an elite unit of highly-trained officers that, supposedly, should be ready for extraordinary and risky situations, and also supposedly passed psychological tests during the selection process. I would hold their conduct to a much higher standard than regular police, even considering the difference in tactics.

Yeah, they didn't punch him, they didn't tase him, they didn't blow up the building, but they certainly did not seem calm, orderly or disciplined, which is the best way to respond to any dangerous situation last I checked. If this is how they deal with a passive dude at a computer, I wonder what would happen if he had a gun and hostages?

#9 Edited by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

@slyspider said:

Feel super bad for the cops here. They get called in, go through the stress of walking into an unknown situation, react the best they can while keeping as many people safe as possible, and still get shit on for doing their job. When a cop gets a call about a shooting that is happening, would y'all rather he walks up and knocks on the door politely and asks of someone is getting murdered? These dudes walk willingly into a potential firefight for us and all we do is bitch about it. Come on guys.

I don't think it's unreasonable to expect people who are supposed to be experts at handling these situations to remain calm and do what is necessary, rather than flipping out on someone who is already 100% compliant the moment they enter the room (and then continuing to disrespect him when he's already cuffed and kneeling on the ground). There is a middle ground between "knocking on the door politely" and getting over-the-top aggro like these guys.

#10 Posted by SaturdayNightSpecials (2415 posts) -

So SWAT cops are about as shitty and megalomaniacal as the average patrol cop, good to know.