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Posted by: dpareja
« on: May 22, 2017, 10:47:51 pm »

F*cking NSA. Coming up with all those worms is one thing, but not, y'know, securing your network so that nobody else can get in there and take them and then auction them off?

(No, I haven't gotten hit by anything, just venting a little.)
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: May 22, 2017, 08:35:40 pm »

That'd be alcohol, actually.  The iodine, I barely felt.  Just put it on a cotton ball and dab it on nice and gentle.
Posted by: Svata
« on: May 22, 2017, 05:57:56 pm »

Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: May 22, 2017, 05:24:37 pm »

... The hell did you do?  Unless you either went for a jog or decided to lift more than 20 kilo, you shouldn't have popped a stitch or torn anything in the first week or so.  Keep a bandage and some iodine on the incision and, for the love of your scrotal continuity, follow your doctor's orders to the letter!  A vasectomy​ might not be major surgery, but it is still surgery.  Damn near got an infection, myself because I forgot the iodine.  Thankfully, I just expressed the affected area, cleaned that bastard with rubbing alcohol and reapplied the iodine and bandage.  Never forgot that shit again.
Posted by: Askold
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:36:51 pm »

Not dying, not serious, just in pain and had not realized how much bleeding is "normal and not a concern."

Yet another realization that I have not appreciated women enough. Bleeding and pain anywhere near the "happy zone" is not fun and I don't know how I would handle this if this was a regular thing.
Posted by: ironbite
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:35:01 pm »

Death isn't something we know how to do around here.

Ironbite-considering how many times we survive things that should kill us.
Posted by: Svata
« on: May 22, 2017, 04:08:45 pm »

Oh no. Are you okay?? Don't die.
Posted by: Askold
« on: May 22, 2017, 03:32:05 pm »

...Or I could start bleeding enough to soak my pants and go back to the hospital and then stay awake late at night because I am hungry tired and annoyed.

I could do that instead.
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: May 22, 2017, 01:49:42 pm »

Yeah, mine was... unpleasant and painful despite the anesthetic.  Don't get me wrong, I'm glad as hell to have gone through with it, but the first 36 hours sucked.  A lot.  I'd have had a lot more problems had the drugs not had me asleep for most of it.  Just hang in there and make sure to keep yourself clean and well-rested.
Posted by: Askold
« on: May 22, 2017, 09:26:23 am »

I am still terribly afraid of needless and babbled throghout my sterilization surgery with the medical staff because when I'm afraid I talk too much.
Posted by: Sleepy
« on: May 16, 2017, 05:06:42 pm »

From what I know of Japanese culture, it's far more common to not depict people who are in a relationship together as exceptionally romantic. It's often considered something that should be kept private, and so signs of affection like hand-holding, etc. are not as commonly shown onscreen. It's not meant to diminish the relationship or anything. Of course, this is becoming a little more blurred with younger generations there, and I can't really say what that means for DBZ since I don't watch it.
Posted by: ironbite
« on: May 16, 2017, 03:41:46 pm »

Goku is so infuriatingly dumb as a hero that he works better as DB's main villain.  Especially in Super.  Thank god Team Four Star writes him so well that I can overlook that and we can see the shining hero moments for what they are.  Moments.  Toriyama is of the mindset that Goku is just a hero all the time.  But he's not.  He's a hero when it happens but never seeks it out.  He's only looking for the next big fight and when it happens, boom he's there.  Otherwise, nothing really.

Ironbite-but then again I'm a bit biased towards Team Four Star when it comes to their writing so....
Posted by: Askold
« on: May 16, 2017, 02:01:44 pm »

Yeah, Stockholm syndrome love stories are everywhere. From Beaty and the beast to Twilight.

Seeing as Japan seems to have a thing for meek women many of the relationships have a bit of that theme.

EDIT: I needed a picture for an article about slavery in Nordic region.

Most of the pictures are re-enactors or otherwise historically inaccurate and can't be really used. Also I keep getting a picture of Mads Mikkelsen (presumably from the Vikings TV-show.) And first of all, most of the stuff from that show is historically wrong and also I already know that I'm BI so no need to rub it in my face Google.
Posted by: RavynousHunter
« on: May 16, 2017, 01:18:19 pm »

Maybe, I won't pretend to be an expert on Japanese culture, but yeah...I'm not buying Tori-bot's explanation one bit.  I prefer to think that Goku might have very little sexual appetite due to the circumstances of his childhood, but that he's perfectly capable of being affectionate, at the very least.  Hell, it might be anime filler, but one of the very first things Goku does when he recovers from the heart virus is hug his wife.  Though, now that you mention it, that does seem to be a running theme in the shounen area, at least.  I know for a fact that ain't how it is in otome series...though, those can kinda end up being case studies in Stockholm Syndrome, instead.

S'one of the reasons I adore Yuri On Ice.  Sure, its gayer than Ray from Archer, but its got one of the very few truly enjoyable romances in anime.
Posted by: Askold
« on: May 16, 2017, 10:45:02 am »

...Now that I think about it several mangas/animes have similarly one-sided "romances." Which could be a Japanese thing. Maybe having the parents show affection would not seem appropriate or something?

Still, unless this is a case of Goku and Chi-Chi are aromantic/asexual and simply like to be together something is wrong with this relationship.