anime

Anime FAQs

Anime FAQs

So, when we first think about animes, the first thing to come to our mind is Dragon Ball Z. There are many animes that the anime community in any society watches and enjoy. Some of the most popular animes are Naruto, One Piece, Avatar, Death Note and Full Metal Alchemist.

When talking about animes, there is normally 3 kind of people. One who watches animes. Next one who watches anime and reads the manga. And finally, one who hates watching anime and takes it as the equivalent of the cartoon. I watch anime and read their manga too. So let’s have a look at animes from my perspective.

 

What is an anime?

Anime is a style of either a hand-drawn or a computer-based animation originating in and associated with Japan. The word anime is the Japanese term of animation, which includes all forms of animated media. It is pronounced “Annie-May”.

Why is anime considered different from the cartoon?

No matter how you look at it, an anime is a cartoon.

So why does watching cartoon symbolize being childish and watching anime does not?

It’s simple. When you look at an American or any other country’s cartoon, what do you think is the storyline? What relation does episode 1 and episode 2 of a cartoon even have? Tom & Jerry, Powerpuff Girls, etc are the typical cartoons that you grew up with. Can the episodes of any two episodes continuous? No, the episodes are not even a bit relatable except the characters. When you compare it to anime, it has the same continued storyline over the whole season just like a CW Series that you watch in HBO, like Game of Thrones, The Flash, etc.

If you watch anime, it does show your childish nature. But it also shows that you are more inclined towards watching a story unfold instead of a no-brainer show that only knows to make you laugh.

What are the genres in Anime?

Anime has a lot of genres to watch from like:

  1. Action
  2. Comedy/Slice-of-Life
  3. Drama/Tragedy
  4. Psychological
  5. History
  6. Mecha/Military
  7. Supernatural/Magic
  8. Romance

Is it okay for kids to watch Animes?

It depends. Some Animes, yes. Others, definitely not. Check out the content notes of the reviews. The CD box normally has a print on the back with age recommendation.

Why is there so much nudity even in kids shows?

Firstly, Japanese attitude about nudity is far less strict than those in the US. So it is not entirely uncommon to see nudity in anime. Though the context is rarely erotic in animes targeted for children. But still the animes are rated, so R-Rated is not for children just like any other movie.

What’s with the huge eyes?

It’s not some kind of Asian inferiority complex. The foundation of Anime is Astro Boy TV series created by Osamu Tezuka. It had those huge eyes. It was the most popular anime at that time and the style kind of stuck.

Why do the characters keep saying English words?

English in Japan is considered cool among youngsters just like French in the US. There are a lot of English words borrowed into Japanese as well. So in most cases, it’s just because of a common word with an English root.

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dota2 vs LoL

DOTA 2 v/s League of Legends

DOTA 2 v/s League of Legends

Okay, so this has been a really burning and most debated topic among the online gaming community. Half of the people believe that DOTA 2 is better than League of Legends and the other half believe the contradiction. Since I am also a gamer, and I play both DOTA 2 and League of Legends, I’m going to give you an insight based on my perspective.

DOTA 2 is the third online game I ever played in my lifetime. The first was Counter-Strike(all 1.6, Source and Global Offensive included). Then I moved on to play Clash of Clans by the influence of some of my classmates. Then I came to acknowledge DOTA 2 just about 4 years ago. I had seen people playing DOTA(I didn’t know it was DOTA 2) before I started playing it myself, and I always thought that it was a really boring game because I wasn’t familiar with any sort of MOBA. I always used to think why these people are wasting their time and money to play a boring game like DOTA in internet cafes. And 4 years ago, I heard many of my close buddies saying “DOTA is an awesome game, you need to at least try it”. Since my buddies asked me humbly to try it, I wanted to give it a shot.

When I first downloaded the game and started playing it, I found the strategies really fascinating, you know, how a so-called HERO can be built with different ITEMS. I had never played an online game which had so many variables and was so unpredictable. I started to take the game more seriously and was getting good at the game and another of my friend said, “You play DOTA? Then why don’t you try out League of Legends too? It’s a MOBA just like DOTA and I like playing LoL more than DOTA”. That statement, from a fellow gamer, made me think – if I find DOTA so fascinating, another game with the same mentality, strategies and patterns couldn’t be boring. I wanted to explore all sorts of online games since I was just exposed to this genre seriously.

That’s the story how I started playing both of these competitive games, just because I wanted to know the real kick and meaning of gaming. I had already started taking the gaming career seriously when I played Counter-Strike and now I had found out about two more gems that could help me become a professional gamer. On this date, 20th April 2018(UTC + 5:45), I continue playing both DOTA 2 and LoL. I find it most fascinating that the players of respective games bully the players of their counterparts.

You know, being someone who plays both the game, I hate this kind of behavior. You do watch MCU movies even though you are a hardcore DC Comics fan, don’t you? So why can’t we just accept that both the games can be good in their own way?

Now for the comparison between DOTA 2 and League of Legends, these are all for me, and I will try to convince what’s the difference between these two games. Firstly, DOTA 2 has a pretty much black and dark theme, just like DC movies, while LoL has pretty much lighter theme, just like MCU movies. Everyone loves the game they played first and don’t want other competitions to their game genre. They all want the game they play to have more players than any other games. To me, I don’t have time to think about that since both games hold their own importance. I normally play DOTA 2 only when I have a bad internet connection since bot matches in DOTA 2 doesn’t need an internet connection, but I play LoL more when I have a good internet connection. I don’t even have the need to play DOTA 2 online since I already play LoL.

Everyone has their own choice and for me, I am totally biased towards LoL. I only play DOTA 2 online when I have a bunch of friends with me who also play DOTA 2. Other than that, I don’t like playing DOTA 2 alone. LoL suits me more since it has many components that DOTA 2 doesn’t even have. The character we control is called HERO in DOTA 2 and CHAMPION in LoL. Since DOTA 2 is really really slow on releasing new heroes, I think the game is quite the same in most of the patches. What are the latest three hero releases in DOTA 2 and when were those released? It was on 2016/08/23 with Underlord, 2016/12/12 with Monkey King and 2017/10/31 with Dark Willow & Pangolier. And what about LoL? It was on 2017/08/23 with Ornn, 2017/11/22 with Zoe and 2018/03/07. You see the trend in which they release their new hero/champion. You get to play new contents in LoL more frequently than DOTA 2. That’s the reason I’m biased in favor of LoL. Except that, DOTA has its own perks like Voice Communication in DOTA is really good and we can talk even with our teammates, while in League, Voice was just released over a month ago and you can only Voice Communicate with party members. The pings in LoL is way better than in DOTA. LoL has an emote system that you need to buy. And taunt is free in LoL, unlike DOTA where you need to buy taunt. You cannot dance in DOTA. You cannot make a hero’s joke unless you kill the opponent hero in DOTA. But another shortcoming of LoL is that you need to buy the champions. You can buy champions by paying real money, but you also have a blue essence system which gives you in-game currency, when you level up, without expending real money.

All and all, I think both the games are good in their own way. Also, there is a Loot System in LoL, which gives you various skins or items (in DOTA words) for free. It is quite hard to obtain if you are a beginner, but if you are quite decent in the game, it’s not that hard. This topic will always be interesting to discuss over a cup of tea, but you don’t need to beat each other’s throats when you are discussing this topic. And to me, LoL will always be the first choice over DOTA 2.

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How to write a south Indian movie

Note: For the sake of simplicity, indie south Indian movies and the ones that don’t make it to Hindi dub or a Bollywood remake are excluded because they don’t fit this narrative. Heck, even some Bollywood movies have a really good plot and execution. But when a typical non-south Indian person says that they like south Indian movies, they usually are talking about the worst of those to exist in the history of mankind.  Those are movies we are talking about because “the amount of bad movie > amount of good movies” always. 

1. Superpowers 

To write a south Indian movie, it is very important that you give your lead actor some sort of superpower. It’s usually something similar to that of Captain America or black panther but without a shield or costume because we are pretending that someone who can beat about 100 people up with only a few scratches on their body and someone who can twist a fucking iron rod is a normal human being. It may be executed like that because south Indian moms need to advertise milk to their children. “Drinka this milka, man. stronga bones.” P.S I picked up that “man” from my Banglore days. Why tf do you folks use the word “man” so much? Smh. 

 

2. Gravity is a conspiracy invented by Newton 

 south indian gravity

As an aspiring south Indian movie writer or director, you need to be aware of the fact that gravity is indeed a conspiracy. It does not exist and it should not exist in real life. Laws of physics don’t make sense and they should be discarded. Old American cartoon got that one right.  

 

3. Fair sleazy female lead 

 

 

 

south indian actor

If you can manage it, write an actress that does not look south Indian at all. If she indeed happens to be south Indian, make sure she has a fair skin. Kamal Hasan’s daughter works. You can go darker but not more than light brown. Black is a no-no. It’s not racism. They embrace any caste, culture, creed, ethnicity, religion as long as the actress is fair.

P.S: Make sure that actresses don’t actually have to act. They only serve as a love interest of the male lead. They can indeed be great actresses on their own merit but fuck that. You hire them to look pretty. And that’s what you want from them. It’s better if they’re the ones chasing the male lead. The male lead’s got important things to do, like save the world. He doesn’t have time for chicks or whatsoever. 

 

4. anti-heroes because heroes are super boring 

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Urban dictionary defines it as “Someone who is supposed to be the hero but has a lack of hero qualities, which would mean he or she isn’t pretty, brave or strong or whatsoever a hero should be. 
The Antihero is someone with some of the qualities of a villain, up to and including brutality, cynicism, and ruthlessness, but with the soul or motivations of a more conventional hero.”  
 
In simple words “Someone who is too good to be a villain and too bad to be a normal hero.”

Typical heroes are boring. Make them shit who people actually root for because most people themselves are shit. So, people get validated for their typical assholery. 

 

5. Good triumphs evil

mahesh babu

Learn from Disney. Take our heroes from minor obstructions to their destination. Nothing they can’t solve with their superpowers but there should be a conflict. Conflict is a working formula for every story out there. Just create some minor nuisances for our superhero and help him overcome it and remember good always wins. We don’t have time for bold plots and tragedies. Fuck that. All that matters is that the fools get entertained.

 

6. Plagiarism

Bollywood doesn’t know how to copy. They just present a dumbed down version of a Hollywood movie or they just make an official remake nowadays and still get shit for copying. Even from the south Indian industry. The Tamil movie Gajhini was “inspired” by Christopher Nolan’s Memento. Mahesh Babu’s “Nenokkadine” is basically a south Indian-fied version of Liam Neeson’s “Unknown”. S. J. Surya’s character in “Spyder” is basically south Indian take on the Batman’s Joker. So you get the gist. You take some Hollywood characters or the plot and you south Indian-ify it with  the above-mentioned steps. 

 

7. Character actors 

character actor or character actress is a supporting actor who plays unusual, interesting, or eccentric characters. The term often is contrasted with that of the leading actor.

Character actors are absolutely crucial so that the dumb audience feel like at least the laughter was worth the ticket. You can fuck the plot. Always write a role for Brahamanandam. In case he’s booked, any other character actor can fill in.  

Note: I do know and understand that there are multiple movie industries in south India. Tamil, Telegu, Kannada etc. But you all fucking look the same to me. And I hate you all because I once happened to go Banglore for my further studies. Shit was so traditional that even Kathmandu feels like abroad studies to me. So, fuck ya’ll. 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 7 reasons why Pandeys are evil little monsters

We all have that one Pandey friend. We are unsuspecting of them. We are naive and we don’t understand they get manufactured by factories funded by the devil himself or herself .. in case devil is a female. And to all the feminists, apologies in advance, my male privilege made me write him before her. I’m ashamed. I deserve harsh social justice punishment. BDSM style. 

K… enough chit chat. Here’s your list..

1. Chulbul Pandey

Well, this guy almost got his own brother and father killed despite his “I’m homosexual so I need to act extra manly” body language. He probably killed his wife’s father too to be able to marry her. Think about it. He wouldn’t let her marry someone because there would be no one to feed him and her father conveniently dies like some kind of divine intervention. And our Pandey conveniently marries her like nothing happened?

He is corrupt. It is obvious. He talks funny but don’t you fall his absolutely charming personality. “Hum tumpe itne ched kardenge” is not a comedic dialogue. It’s him trying to establish dominance and giving us a glimpse of how evil he is. I say he is eviler than Kyser Soze on Kevin Spacey movie “The Usual Suspects”.

2. They don’t have a first name

What’s their first name anyway? No one knows. It’s a fucking 8th wonder of this swine infested world. They can hide something as basic as their own names. Think about it? What else they must be hiding from you. What deep-seated evil plans they must be hatching? They’re preying on your vulnerability. Be warned. 

3. They’re cunning

Well, this one must be obvious. On the surface these Pandeys look cute and fuzzy but if you look deeper you realize how cunning they are. And all of them. It’s like they were manufactured from some “Pandey manufactuing” factory. 

4. Poonam Pandey

Indian Express’ “I created controversies to get noticed in Bollywood”. News18’s “I used to controversies to gain limelight.” There are tons of articles and her own interviews that shows that the level of her shallowness. You might make fun of her semi-nude social media posts but it’s keeping her in limelight. Think about it? That’s pretty darn evil to me. Not as evil as one of my Pandey frenemy making his sole mission to date every Parajuli woman ever to exist but still. 

5. They are Brahmins?

Brahimins are sexist, racist, bigoted. Case closed. 

6. They’re like cats

They come to you when they need you. They purr and make you want to feed you and voila they disappear from the face of the earth. 

7. They feed on your soul

The Exorcist is every Pandey’s favorite movie. But.. the thing is they’re hinting you that they’re feeding on your soul. And they’re letting you know that they can get away with it like Mark Zukerberg can get away from being one of the lizard people. It might also be a test to see how dumb some non Pandeys can get. But those who non Pandeys who are smart enough are also not safe from thier wrath. 

How to change your facebook profile picture?

Clickbait. Gotcha!  😉 

 Well, since you’re already here. I’ve got this shitty excuse for a list with random mumbo-jumbo that your brain is not even going to register. If these tips offend you, maybe you should not have watched too many Disney movies when you were younger. That being said, let us begin the list, mate.

   1) Make sure that you are not ugly 

Aite.. I know. You already are and it’s not your fault. It’s your parents but… The latter

steps help you just tackle that so don’t worry. I have no clue how lists work now.

Thanks to you. 


 2) Get those harry potter magic wands ready

And I do understand that if you are a guy and straight this option is pretty much out of the question

unless you’re gay or good at stealing your girlfriend’s makeup. But still, our third entry comes to the rescue. 


 3) Call your metrosexual closeted bisexual photographer friend (monkey with a DSLR) 

If you can’t afford him or find him around, you can try that iPhone fag instead.. shit

has okay-ish

camera, I guess. 


 4) Apply them filters 

Get it? Filters? Get it? Get it? No? Die then. 


   5) Choose a caption (the more it doesn’t make sense, the better )


 6) Upload the shit and wait for the likes to blow up (must ignore anyone who comments for a while to appear more scarce)


 Conditional Step 7) Chances are you are way too hideous to be seen in public, in that case, try something creative. 

You can choose to confuse people with creative props or angles or you may take photos in a group or at an angle where it is less obvious that you are hideous. 

 

Note: This article is not a satire and is to be taken seriously. You may choose to get offended by it. 

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Aite.. it’s 4..30ish am … Mon 3:59 .. October 16.. 

Also I do admit that.. that featured photo .. has nothing whatsoever.. to do with the post ..

But hear me out, I’s got’s something really substantial to say…

most probably not though 

Yeah, I know. The fuck does it even matter? … Need to reach the hospital at  like 8… am..  and here I don’t fucking feel like sleeping because I want to read this shiny JS book. 

On a side note,  JS sucks. And it’s not even that serious of a programming language. Fuck my life. The day I thought …  And I do understand why these fags who need to feel important with their intellectual masturbation pretend that it’s any fun with their vims and C’s. Nobody gives a shit about them. They have to do something to kill their time and feel important .. I understand…

 But meh… Do something else with your life. Like, be that faggot with the camera.. the DLSR thingy.. DSLR I mean.. the fuck I care what it’s called? Why is it even named that? 

Don’t answer though. Forgot to bring the care.  

Like it’s fucking way more rewarding. You’ll have way more friends that way… Everybody likes that sophisticated looking faggot with long hair who might someday take pretty pictures of them and apply fuck ton of filter so that you look like fucking Brad Pitt… Megan Foxx or something… 

And don’t let the bullshit about a huge paycheck fool you. You can earn just as much shoving elephant shit… with much more fulfilling work life …

The fuck am I talking about? I need to sleep or read… or something.. but fuck you.. need to go 

 

But hey here’s a picture of a dog wrapped in a blanket thingy just so you feel like that you didn’t waste your time 

Fuck you…