For some reason a bird speaking Japanese is mildly off putting.
> Literal translation
Bird:” ‘Uhm Hello, this is the Ono family.”
Bird: “What’s wrong?”
Owner: “Abe-chan, you’re a little too early. Once the phone’s picked up, then properly say hello.”
Bird: “Okay, understood.”
Owner: “Do you really understand? I’m counting on you. Hello, this is the Ono family residence in Gifu.”]
Bird: “Okay, I understand!”
Owner: “Got it.”
> That’s clearly some sort of Pokemon.
> Off-putting? It’s like birds were meant to speak Japanese!
> For some reason it’s never occurred to me that birds can mimic languages other than English. It’s so cool, though!
The world will soon understand why birds are so awesome and deserve to be our overlords.
I want a Japanese crow/raven now.
yoooo I used to live just south of Gifu
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People have asked me, ‘What is it about monsters?’ And so you give it some thought, and for thousands of millions of years we’ve been surrounded by nature and every day there was this threat that The Animal’s gonna come and maybe kill our family, or destroy our huts or our caves or whatever. And only recently have we built these big cities and our caves have become 350-feet high, but still deep in our DNA we have this belief that The Animal’s coming. And we’ve had it too good for too long, like any moment now The Animal’s gonna come. And as the caves get bigger, the fear of The Animal gets bigger, literally. And so Godzilla, I think, taps into something that’s very primal. This shouldn’t work - you should not be able to release a movie with a giant monster and have everyone go see it. They should just go ‘That’s stupid’. But it feels right. It feels like, ‘Yeah I knew he was coming. I knew it. I knew we’ve had it too good.’– Director Gareth Edwards on why Godzilla continues to be relevant (x)
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Partly in response to a massive write-in effort on the part of Star Trek fans, NASA’s first space shuttle received the name “Enterprise.” Nichols, Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, and most of the original series cast attended the shuttle’s rollout ceremony in 1976. (Although Star Trek’s flagship boldly went where no one had gone before, NASA’s Enterprise served as a test vehicle for in-atmosphere flight and never flew in space.) From left to right: James Fletcher, NASA administrator; DeForest Kelley, Dr. “Bones” McCoy; George Takei, Mr. Sulu; James Doohan, Chief Engineer “Scotty”; Nichelle Nichols, Lt. Uhura; Leonard Nimoy, Mr. Spock; Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek’s creator; George Low, NASA deputy administrator; and Walter Koenig, Mr. Chekov. (Credit: NASA)
After reading WINDBLADE #1, I was eager to draw some Transformers. So, has some Transformers :)
THEY HAVE THE ACE ATTORNEY OFFICIAL MANGA IN MY LAW LIBRARY I AM CRYING.
Your honor, something is amiss here!
As you are probably aware, library materials are labeled with barcodes as well as a number to determine their location on the shelf, as per the Dewey Decimal System. The books just to the left of the manga are labeled, as are the DVDs just in view on the lower shelf. Look even further behind these shelves and you’ll see that even those books are labeled!
Ladies and gentlemen of the courtroom, I invite you to take a closer look at the volumes that are, allegedly, part of this law library! Something is missing from the spines, isn’t there?
Where are the bar codes?!
This is a blatant contradiction! The OP is lying— these volumes cannot, therefore, be a part of this library at all! I propose that they simply brought these materials in for the sake of the joke!!
Only focusing on one aspect and not the whole of the issue, are we, Mr. Wright? Typical.
Your honor, if you bring your attention to the books just left of the manga, you’ll notice there’s a book (the second to the left) that also does not have a bar code.
If you examine the picture even closer—particularly the DVDs below—you’ll see that they bear bar codes, but not on the spines. No, they have them on the back and/or front of the DVDs. Of course, this method of labeling and organizing isn’t limited to products of the film industry alone.
Therefore, I’d like to propose that it is entirely possible that the manga books do, in fact, belong to the library!
Wh-WHAAAAT?! You’re kidding!!
(Shoot, he’s got me there… Better think of something fast! Something about the books that sets them apart from—
…! I’ve got it!)
While that may be true, you’ve also overlooked one critical error: the titles of the books! Whether or not your hypothesis regarding the labeling system is correct, these titles aren’t alphabetized correctly! What kind of self-respecting librarian would misplace such vital books?
While it pains me to have to point out something so obvious, I suppose I’ll make an exception for you, Wright.
Clearly, one look at the titles of the books next to the manga is a tell-all of this certain library’s less-than-stellar organization skills. None of the books are in alphabetical order, I’m afraid.
They could very well be alphabetized by author and not title, but it’s a little difficult to be able to decipher that from this single picture, wouldn’t you say?
Furthermore, the manga books themselves are in numerical order, suggesting some kind of system is in place, albeit not a very good one, if the alphabetizing is off.
At the end of the day, it seems like neither of us can draw a clear conclusion from this evidence alone. Your honor, I strongly suggest a recess in which we could investigate the library itself further.
I see the issue here very clearly.
Due to the uncertain nature of this case, we’ll have to postpone this decision until more decisive evidence can be obtained. The court will now take a 15-minute recess.
(W-wait, but I’m not—)
I’ve got some decisive evidence for you, pal!
We investigated further into the photo. Zooming in, you can see a label on the DVD case to the bottom left.
Photo Close-up added to the court record!
As you can see, pal, you can vaguely see the words “Of Toledo Law Library” on the label!
And, considering possibilities of the rest of that label, “University of Toledo" was the first to come to my mind!
A quick search on the University of Toledo’s Online Law Library Database revealed that there ARE the comics pictured in it!
Miles Edgeworth Ace Attorney Investigations volumes 1-4 and Phoenix Wright Ace Attorney volumes 1-5!
And there’s more!
The section these comics are filed under is the “Law in Popular Culture" Section, which matches up with the titles on the rest of the books on that shelf: "Lowering the Bar: Lawyer Jokes & Legal Culture”, “Prime Time Law”, “Lawyers in Your Living Room!" and "Lex Populi”!
Not only is it in the right section, it’s also a documented part of the Law Library’s database!
How’s that for decisive evidence?
Dead Century: Silhouette excerpt. it’s better in the app because everything has a nice depth/parallax effect going on. Check it out, yo.
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I, for one, welcome our future Indian-Chinese lesbian cyborg president.