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2018.07.09 01:37 raychelpotterMake new friends today
Some of us just moved here. Some of us were born and raised here. For whatever reason in our life right now "we need to make more friends". And frankly that can be hard. Post what you wish to do. You are probably not the only one who has wanted to do it "just not alone".
2020.09.30 02:53 Biology33how do i stop thinking about my boyfriend being with/comparing myself to his previous girlfriends.
I (21F) am in my first ever relationship with my boyfriend (21M), we’ve been dating for 7 months and we’re both in love. At the beginning of our relationship i made sure to discuss his previous relationships/relations with other girls before me because my inexperience was and still is a big insecurity of mine (i was a virgin when we met, he’d had 4 previous partners). he doesn’t like talking about his previous relations with me, but he gave me the barest of details in the beginning (i didn’t know her name. all i really knew is that they dated for x amount of months x amount of time ago.) He likes to go through the photos on his phone and show them to me, explaining what the situation was and how much fun he had etc etc which i do normally enjoy a lot. However as we were doing this i selected a photo of him (unbeknownst to me it was during the time they were dating) to have a better look at (it was a picture of him at a music festival with some of his friends i know). it was a close up photo (selfie) so i noticed him wearing a necklace which was weird because he never does so i had a better look and it was a girls name (i now know as his ex). He has posted a photo of this music festival with his friends on his instagram and i’ve seen it - in it you can see he’s wearing a necklace but not what it is, so i asked about the necklace before (like 6+ months ago) because i was just curious but he shut me down and just told me that he wasn’t going to talk about it. so now that i know what it is, and the fact that i haven’t done anything like that ie gifts (his birthday is coming up so i will buy him gifts soon) (to me it seems kinda possessive to put your name on someone else) makes me feel insecure, and the fact that he shut me down so hard about asking what it was, now all i can think about is his ex and how i can’t match up to her. again i don’t know anything about her so my mind kinda goes straight to she must’ve been amazing etc. i know i have a lot of insecurities and i try not to let it affect me too much but everytime ive seen him since all i can think about is how i can’t match up to his previous girlfriends/flings. how do i stop thinking about him being with/comparing myself to his previous girlfriends. it puts me in a terrible mood whenever we’re hanging out and it just always seems to pops into my head.
2020.09.30 02:51 MischievousSirWolf40 [M4F] Milwaukee, Dom for sub loves cuddles and spankings
**About Me** I am a single Dom, Age: 40, Height: 6'0" HWP. Clean, attractive but not perfect. Little husky, but masculine rugged good looks sort of guy, trimmed and kept up facial hair, hair all the places a man is expected to have it as well. So if you are looking for shaved dandy prepubescent looking guy then I am not for you. I am the type of guy that is alright and secure with himself. I do my own thing and I am my own person I don't make any apologies for who I am and I have no concerns over what others think about me. I do tend to view the world and much of everything in this world in a different light a kind of ironic coincidental view maybe. I do not smoke, or do drug of any kind, expect the same. **Personality** I can be eccentric but it is in an endearing way. I am intelligent, too smart for my own good analytically at times, but do not let that from holding me back from having fun. Though intelligence does come in many varieties and fashions and I feel as though everyone has it in one form or the other just not all choose to use what they have. Many a person has said that I am wise beyond my years, that I have an old soul but I don’t hold much stock in that (really, ever try and buy old soul stock) but it is nice to have. I do not know if it is true or not that’s for you to decide if you choose to get to know me. Some other people might describe me as leaning towards the quiet side (which happens to not be exhibited in this particular post). This does not mean I am shy. I’m reserved and tend to wait tell I have something meaningful to say. Instead of running my mouth continually. Man of few words some might say. Plus, I am and a lot of subs have appreciated this more of a listener than a talker, having been the shoulder that is needed when something is bothering them. I am sometimes very silly and goofy, certainly mischievous by nature I can be a lot of fun I have an awesome sense of humor. My unpredictable spur of the moment behavior will surprise you. Not into lots of drama though. I like to think of myself as being genuine. I value politeness over rudeness which seems to be a rare thing in this day and age. I can be bit nerdy as well into video games, movies I read enjoy learning about new things on many different subjects. I have a creative artsy side as well, may come out with you my sub, I may choose to use you as a muse. I enjoy nature and the outdoors as well, camping, hiking, kayaking, exploring the world. From what you have read, if it seem that I have so many traits that they would appear to be conflicting, good then you're getting the idea and don’t worry there are plenty more quirks and quandaries for you to discover if you become my sub. **Normal life things I enjoy.** Some are things such as watching movies, usually at home over in the theater. Reading, interesting intellectual conversations on all sort of different subjects. Video games. Cooking. I enjoy traveling seeing new places as well as bit of history. Science and technology, I tend to pick up new hobbies every so often. I have a creative side and have been know to do artistic activities. I enjoy festivals and flea markets,wine tasting. Outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, kayaking, fishing. I am good with my hands and can fix plenty of different things, and like to work on improvement projects. **What I am like as a Dom** I am an experienced Dom with real world experience,though not a lot of online. Probably more of a newcomer when it comes to online though. I know how to handle sub physically and emotionally when it comes to D/s relationships in person. I can be very strict, and demanding at times though that is not my preferred mode of being, would rather be having fun together with my submissive. I am also safe am always concerned for my subs welfare, and do not want anything truly bad to happen to you. There is a difference between good pain and bad pain. I have a protective nature, and want to whom I care about to be happy and protected. I do have a sadistic side and require a sub that has a masochistic side, though I do not consider myself a sadist I am not all about dishing out the pain, I am much more of a sensualist. I like sensual exploration, to explore my submissive's body, your sex, your submission to me sensually and sexually with a mix of pleasure and pain. I can be very affectionate, and playful love lots of sexual, sensual mischief. I enjoy gentle domination and spending time with my sub taking care of you and your needs, cravings being nurturing and supportive. But I also need, and crave the harder rougher sometimes more extreme domination, Sislut play, making you as mine, taking and using you how I desire in whatever way I desire for my pleasure. As mentioned I am very affectionate, and I am also very passionate. I crave and need a level of intimacy, I like affirmations from my sub. I also very tactile love really need physical and love physical stuff. So not sure how this online thing will work for me. Ideally would find someone that is not very far, but what are the chances of that. I have never gotten into the whole submissives are inferior thing that some get into and believe in. Even though I may treat you in such a way in a scene that is not how I see you. I see submission as one half of a whole and even though you submit I want to still respect you, and see you as an equal part of that whole even if I am the Dominant partner. I want a partner in crime I guess you could say, though not really looking to commit crimes :) I think communication and being open-minded are important parts of any D/s relationship. Talking about feelings and emotions how a scene or task, the play makes you feel, how it affects you is important parts of D/s. Talking about your desires, cravings and fantasies freely with out judgment. I crave intensity, and passion part of the reason I am attracted to D/s relationships, and finding own a sub that craves pleasing me in every way she can, as I would want to do for her. The bond and intimacy of D/s relationships is I feel levels stronger than vanilla. Does not hurt that the sex is amazing as well. **Some of my kinks and interests but not limited to:** *Spankings*, I tend to like to spank my submissives not just for punishment but for pleasure and enjoyment, tell your ass is red, aching, even bruised. Bare handed, with instruments such as paddles, crops, canes anything else that might be leave a nice welt. *Flogging* is also something I enjoy as well. *Nipple clips*, *breasts and nipple torture, biting and bondage, clips*. I tend to get into such can be rough on your breasts so if have sensitive nipple, breasts... *Waxplay, and latex body painting,* can be fun when done right and can be visually appealing. I do tend to like fetish art and am in interested in a submissive that wants to be my fetish model as well as my submissive *Pussy, cunt spanking* and *clit and pussy clips*, *clothespins*. *Ropes and bondage*, *blindfolds*, tying a girl up and using her however I choose. *Collars and leashes*. *Body, and cock worshiping*, love having your devotion. *Discipline training and punishment*. *Objectification*. *Homework, tasks and orders*, things for you to do to show your submission. Or that I would like you to do in preparation for getting together, chatting. Might want you to write me about what you did, how it made you feel, what you liked about it or did not like. Or take a pic, video of yourself doing your task for me. I do enjoy getting *naughty pics and videos* from my submissive doing naughty things, keeps things real and personal for me. Dress up, seeing my submissive in sexy and naughty clothing, *lingerie*, *corsets*, *fetish wear*. Lots of toy use and play such as *dildos*, *vibrators*, *butt plugs*, *tails*, *anal beads* anything else that may be fun or interesting as well. I am into *oral sex*, hard feeding, use gagging. I like to receive but also enjoy licking sucking and eating a deliciously wet pussy, clit just as much. I enjoy *orgasm control*, as well as *Forced Orgasms*. Girls that are multi orgasmic, get very, very wet, whom squirt. *Cum play*, covering you, creampies if you are on birth control, swallowing as well. *Anal sex* and *ass play*. Forced masturbation, *watching you masturbate for me*. *Tickle torture* Tying you up for punishment or fun, tickling you tell you beg, plead for me to stop, or are willing to do as I desire of you. Also enjoy *cuddling*, lots of *passionate kissing* and *foreplay*, as well as *aftercare* for my submissive for when she has been used particular hard. *Bisexual girl*, that want to submit to me and play with other girls, be told what to do, how to play and such and I am open to other scenarios, does not just have to be fmf could be other combinations of threesomes, foursomes, and more-somes as well. I like a girl that enjoys seduction and teasing me with her body, sex. *Strip dances*, erotic naughty *lap dances*, grinding, *slapping your pussy/clit with my cock*. *Massages getting and giving*, both normal as well as erotic, *Tantric massages and sex* as well. Not to mention various public *exhibitionism*, bdsm and play. There are plenty of others that I did not mention as well, and if there is something you are really interested in I do not mention I would certainly be interested in knowing about it, I am very open minded about a lot of things. Some words I like to use in description of my submissive. Good girl, naughty girl, pretty girl, lil girl, slutty girl, slut, my slut, my whore, my toy, my pet. As well as various combinations. As for words that I like. I am open to Sir and Master and various other D/s word a sub may say about, to her Dom in submission. But I do not consider myself a Daddy Dom, and do not like being called Daddy. **What I am looking for in a submissive.** I am most attracted physically to girls that the right amount of sexy curves not to thin, not to thick and if you are one of those girls you know what I am talking about. I am tall I guess at 6' but I tend to really like shorter petite girls 5'1” - 5'4”. Gingers are very hot! As well as Asian women, Latin women. But I do not really expect you or any girl I find to actually meet my dream girls specification, that would be unreal. So I am not going to put it all down and I am looking for more than just a physical connection. I prefer a sub who can appreciate my love of perversity and control has few limits willing to learn and do what it takes to please her Master. A submissive, girl, and woman whom craves and needs similar things out of a D/s relationship and her partner. A sub who can appreciate the exploration of sensual and sexual pleasures, of BDSM and other kinky play has few limits willing to learn and do what it takes to enjoy such pleasures together. You want and crave ownership, to belong to your Master as he would be for you. A woman for all of her outward appearance of self-reliance and strength has a deep seeded desire to lose control and be in the strong hands dominant hands of her Master, to have her limits tested and pushed to grow both as a submissive and a woman, to learn more about herself and her yearning to let go. You act as though you are a normal person out in in the public world. In control of your life, constrained by societies' conventions and frustrated them. A woman for all of your outward appearance of self-reliance and strength There is something secretly submissive in you that longs to be satisfied. You have a deep seeded desire to lose control and be in the strong hands dominant hands of her Master, to have her limits tested and pushed to grow both as a submissive and a woman, to learn more about herself and her yearning to let go. You ache for an aggressive dominant, man to take control of you, your desires, your body, your sexual desires. You want to feel helpless... dominated... NOT in control. You were made to be fucked. Hard! You want to have your panties carnally ripped off of you, to be spanked like a naughty 18 year-old girl. You are a very sexually kinky girl who needs to be spanked, discipline and used as the sexual toy you have always wished to be used as. You should be clever and creative. You appear confident yet are little bit insecure inside. You are instinctual and sensual. When you walk into a room you are noticed. You are beautiful inside and out. You are cute. You are sexy. You have a good sense of style yet are imperfect and am ok with it. You are honest and genuine. You are a fun and happy person, enjoy giggle and being a goofy. A little bit nerdy, I just have this thing for smart girls. But who also doesn't just stay inside all the time, a girl that likes the outdoors and being adventures, not afraid to get dirty. Have a bit of a bratty side but do not let it become all you are. You value good manners, politeness in other and respect. You can be elegant, exotic, and mischievous, flirtatious, feisty. You are willing to explore, be adventures and love to learn. You can be both demure and aggressive. You are very feminine and love it, embrace it, like appreciate that there are differences between men and women. A girl that knows she is attractive but not vain. Also, someone with a great sense of humor who is down to earth doesn't get offended easily And you are grinning right now because I have just described you. I want something substantial and intense, passionate, that feeds that missing part that needs to be filled, a best friend, my submissive, a lover, a partner. Hopefully someone is out there that feel the same way, is looking for such. To be my submissive you should be: - Completely submissive to me once you have submitted, open, and willing to be used by or take care of me in any way I direct. - Willing to express your thoughts, opinions and requests when asked. - Available - Drug free, that includes 420 I have not tolerance for drug abuse. As well as alcohol problems, but drinking in moderation is fine, I enjoy a glass of wine once in while. - Non-smoking - Have a strong desire to keep yourself sexy and attractive for your Masters pleasure. - Willing to give yourself over completely to your Master. - Being bisexual would be a plus.
2020.09.29 21:27 jvbkcm[M4A] Gotham, Rwby & The Walking Dead !
The character I’d like to play is listed first and the character i want my partner to play is listed after, also I ask my partner to be 18+ as I’m not comfortable rping with minors. Also all characters involved will be 18+ Gotham: Jerome x Barbara I’m in need of a new Jerome and Barbara story as most of my old ones have fizzled out, the actual story would take place in season 2, with the start being the closing moments of the magic show, in this version though Barbara will save Jerome. They will escape together and go on to become version of the joker and Harley, obviously with our own twist. Jerome x Silver This is more of a loose idea with Jerome once again surviving the magic show, we can decide on if Galavan kills Barbara there to make up for it or not. But this one’s main premise would be she would be playing Bruce by day, messing around and having fun with Jerome by night. Jerome x Magpie This story would take place a while later, around 4x17 in the Gotham timeline. Magpie would join the legion of horribles and her and Jerome would get close, we would play out the story sort of following canon until Jerome falls of the roof, in this version Magpie will save him and they will escape together. After that we can make up our own story. Rwby: Oc x Neon I’ve recently came to like Neon’s character way more than before, but for this story/prompt my Oc will be on the side of Cinder & Roman although he’s a bit younger, sort of like a recruiter. He see’s Neon and Flynt fight Yang and Weiss at the Vytal festival and decides he would like Neon to join the evil side. This is a loose idea although I’m sure we can work on it ! The Walking Dead: Oc x Lydia This will take place around 10x04 Just after she has been bullied by those three people, my character will step in and and help her, they will grow close and have some romance down the line (So my partner had to be okay with that) he will practically take the place of Negan although it wouldn’t be weird as him and Lydia will be around the same age. We can take the story in whatever direction we want from there ! Oc x Enid This one will be around the start of season 6 when she is first introduced, my character would practically just take the place of Carl. Although my character would be more cold hearted and dark, think like Enid’s personality but with darker undertones and more darker routes to survival.
2020.09.29 20:06 curiousAustrian28 [M4F] Austria/Anywhere - Someone who is better at flirting than me
Hi there! Are you someone who is single and interested in finding a partner for a long term relationship? A dream of mine is to have a family of my own one day. Kindly move along to next post if that isn't for you. I would describe myself as shy and I tend to keep to myself but I have no problems with meeting people if someone chats me up. Once I get to know you better I can become quite outgoing. I'm caring, loyal and laid-back. One could say I live by "Bare Necessities" and "Hakuna Matata". Yeah I know one or two Disney songs too well (maybe). I currently work as a software engineer due to computer science being one of my main interests. The other main ones are music, science and technology. I'm quite handy and can fix a lot of stuff or fail at it and learn for the next time. In my spare time I like to educate myself on YouTube, watch movies on Netflix, play some instruments and spend time in nature going hiking. I hope that concerts and festivals resume soon as I've been to fairly many and probably will continue to do so. I also like to travel and explore new places that aren't overrun by tourists. Plus points if you like trekking and camping. Here are some pictures of me. I'd prefer if you're from somewhere in Europe although it doesn't really matter where you are from as long as we click personality wise and share some interests. If you're interested shoot me a message and tell me a bit about yourself. Thank you for reading, stay safe and have a good time!
2020.09.29 20:06 curiousAustrian28 [M4F] Austria/Anywhere - Someone who is better at flirting than me
Hi there! Are you someone who is single and interested in finding a partner for a long term relationship? A dream of mine is to have a family of my own one day. Kindly move along to next post if that isn't for you. I would describe myself as shy and I tend to keep to myself but I have no problems with meeting people if someone chats me up. Once I get to know you better I can become quite outgoing. I'm caring, loyal and laid-back. One could say I live by "Bare Necessities" and "Hakuna Matata". Yeah I know one or two Disney songs too well (maybe). I currently work as a software engineer due to computer science being one of my main interests. The other main ones are music, science and technology. I'm quite handy and can fix a lot of stuff or fail at it and learn for the next time. In my spare time I like to educate myself on YouTube, watch movies on Netflix, play some instruments and spend time in nature going hiking. I hope that concerts and festivals resume soon as I've been to fairly many and probably will continue to do so. I also like to travel and explore new places that aren't overrun by tourists. Plus points if you like trekking and camping. Here are some pictures of me. I'd prefer if you're from somewhere in Europe although it doesn't really matter where you are from as long as we click personality wise and share some interests. If you're interested shoot me a message and tell me a bit about yourself. Thank you for reading, stay safe and have a good time!
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Eastwards the district borders with picturesque mountains of Troodos and northwards with the national Akamas park famous for its virginal nature. Paphos is a lovely place for holiday-making. There are museums, historical monuments, splendid hotels, restaurants, taverns and a complete set of tourist infrastructure there. However Paphos is a perfectly comfortable city for permanent residence as well. Paphos is a full-scale city: there are many shopping centers and supermarkets, good English schools. Paphos is a very green city. Traditional English approach to improvement of plots attached to houses and to landscaping is evident there.The nearest suburbs of Paphos are Chlorakas, Geroskipou and Konia. Still further (northwards of Paphos) there are villages of Tala, Peyia and Tsada popular among foreigners. 20 km eastwards of Paphos there is a golf-resort recognized as one of the best in Europe. Residential property at the resort is represented by both apartments and high level townhouses and villas. Paphos Real Estate The Paphos PropertyMarket being the smallest and most authentic town and region of Cyprus holds also the second place after Limassol in Cyprus property market. However, the Paphos property market, till today, was always the number one property market in Cyprus for holiday homes and retirement. The Paphos apartments and Paphos villas were always the first choice to British people primarily, to their step into a quality and quite life. The Paphos property market over the years, have become a product high in demand combining both design and quality. Paphos properties are nowadays considered in many cases equally expensive as in Limassol especially in certain areas of the town, centrally and by the coast. Reselling was always a good business due to the high demand and now that Rental business is giving also high yields, Paphos property has become ideal for anybody, locals and foreign investors.Paphos properties are highly considered and chosen by many under the Cyprus Immigration Investment Program and the Cyprus Residency program. Certain Paphos apartments built within very luxury projects and many Paphos Beach Front Villas offering high class quality have targeted by investors and high profile individuals, seeking to enjoy a perfect lifestyle. Paphos region is hosting also the three largest gold resorts of Cyprus. Many exclusive Paphos golf properties can be offered to Cyprus property investors and golf lovers. The Paphos golf courses, the big hotel resorts, and the future Paphos marina all are touristic product that enriching the Paphos Property market and Paphos region in general. Larnaca City Larnaca is third largest city in Cyprus (after Nicosia and Limassol). There too just as in Limassol and Paphos urban business life style is combined with that of resort.The first British University in Cyprus – UcLan Cyprus, which is a branch of the well-known Central Lancashire English University operates in the Eastern suburb of Larnaca, Pyla. Another educational institution is a private English school, American Academy that was repeatedly recognized as the best in Cyprus.Large-scale infrastructure projects are implemented in Larnaca. They turn the city into a first-class tourist center. Construction of a passenger port is under way. This will become the main tourist sea hub of the country. A marina for yachts is also being reconstructed and extended.Finikoudes seafront in the historical center of Larnaca which probably represents the most beautiful coastal promenade in Cyprus is worth mentioning. Many people catch a likeness to the famous English seafront in Nice. Going a little deep into Finikoudes you will find yourselves in the atmosphere of old Europe – there are cozy narrow streets and paved pedestrian areas with numerous stores and boutiques.Southwards of Larnaca on the coastline there is a popular tourist area and a beach bearing the same name of Makenzie. Still further there is an international airport and a salt lake where pink flamingos come in autumn. The main tourist area where the majority of foreigners live is located along the coastline in 5-10 minutes drive in a car north-eastwards of Larnaca along Dekelia Road. There are also many hotels, well equipped beaches, restaurants, taverns and the whole required infrastructure for holiday-making.The nearest suburbs of Larnaca popular among foreigners – Pervolia in the South, Tersefanou in the West, Oroklini and Pyla in the North-East. The area around Larnaca is relatively flat. Nevertheless Oroklini area offers beautiful views to the sea and the city.Famagusta Region (Protaras and Ayia Napa)Ayia Napa and Protaras resorts are located in the administrative district of Famagusta. Perhaps the best beaches in Cyprus with white sand and particularly transparent azure water are there in the East of the island. Protaras and Ayia Napa are purely resorts. The life there is in full swing during the season (from May to November) and it comes to a standstill at other times of the year. Immovable property there is purchased solely for holiday-making purposes.Protaras is a peaceful resort for a family vacation. As to Ayia Napa night clubs, disco clubs and all kinds of seaside recreation, trips in buggies and all terrain vehicles and some very special aura of all-absorbing joy turn Ayia Napa into the most favorite place among the youth. There is good reason why people refer to Ayia Napa as the Ibiza of Cyprus. A little off Ayia Napa and Protaras in a few kilometers from the sea there are Cyprus villages with their traditional country tranquility and peace. The property (both apartments and houses) there is rather inexpensive. Many people prefer to purchase dwelling for holiday-making just there when beautiful beaches are located only in 5-10 minutes drive in a car. Larnaca Real Estate The Larnaca property market is considered the least developed in Cyprus. Due to various reasons such as government planning, local authority strategies and decisions, as well as local and overseas demand, kept the prices of Larnaca property lower than other regions of Cyprus. In many cases, especially during the years of 2016, 2017 and 2018 Larnaca properties were even 35% lower than Limassol properties and up to 25% lower than Paphos properties and Famagusta properties. Many Cyprus Property investors over the last 3 years have taken advantage the low prices of properties in Larnaca. They have invested in Larnaca apartments in prime areas in the center and in Larnaca villas and Larnaca detached houses by coastal areas.Due to this fact and some other reasons, Larnaca property prices have increased and today have almost matched in certain areas prices of Limassol property, Paphos property and Famagusta property. Investors through their Larnaca property investment have gain very good property yield; either a capital yield by selling their property or rental yields by renting them ; all because of the investors belief and the right timing of investment into the Larnaca property market. Cyprus government and all local authorities, the last 2 years are also planning major projects in Larnaca. They want to transformed the city into a modern European city with facilities and projects adding value to the quality life of locals, foreigners, investors and tourists. Larnaca property is now on the same track as in all other Cyprus property regions. Larnaca apartments in exclusive projects by Finikoudes promenade are now equivalent in demand but also in price with Limassol apartments. For Larnaca beachfront villas and Larnaca houses although prices have gone up, still there is a price gap from similar Limassol property and Paphos property are also now in demand by local and overseas buyers. The future of Larnaca property is probably at the moment the greatest within the Cyprus property market and industry. Nicosia City The capital of the Republic of Cyprus – Nicosia is located in the center of the island. It is a contemporary European city where the authorities, diplomatic missions of foreign states, headquarters of many Cyprus and international companies are concentrated.As the city is at a distance from the sea the property there is purchased by the foreigners who work in Nicosia on a permanent basis. The nearest place from Nicosia on the coast is a tourist area of Larnaca – Dekelia Road which is approximately 40 km away from the capital. Nicosia residents often purchase another property for their own use there as well as in Protaras area where they spend their spare time. Nicosia Real Estate The Nicosia Property Market like any other European capital has always both, residential property demand and commercial property demand, primarily local demand and only very little from overseas. Nicosia apartments are high in demand especially in the center while Nicosia detached houses and villas are mostly demanded in suburban areas. Nicosia University apartments are also very high in demand due to the high expansion of educational industry in Cyprus. Many investors looking to buy University Nicosia apartments cause of the high yields and Guarantee Rental Income. Also Nicosia Center Apartment is a product very appealing to many wealthy people cause is proven to be a valuable investment. Nicosia has also a very big commercial demand. Nicosia offices for big legal and financial firms as well as Nicosia shops for retail business are always in demand.Nicosia property is an asset that will always have demand. Living among the largest population area in Cyprus, Nicosia properties will always have a great resale value but also a great rental demand. Commercial properties in Nicosia, offices and shops are great investment and high yield products, providing in some cases over 5% rental returns. Famagusta Real Estate Famagusta property Market had always great demand. Either locals or foreigners were looking for an Ayia Napa apartment or Protaras Beach front Villa or opposite, an Ayia Napa Beachfront Villa and a Protaras apartment. Owning a Famagusta property was always their escape for summer holidays in Cyprus.Traditionally, and during times that the area was less developed, many people and foreigners from the UK and Scandinavia bought properties in Famagusta and now living permanently. They own in Ayia Napa detached houses and villas or in Protaras apartments and townhouses.Nowadays, due to many factors the demand is high. Famagusta properties and especially the Ayia Napa apartments and Ayia Napa villas are product ideal for foreigners with high budget and investors. Ayia Napa and Protaras are areas that deliver excellent rentals and can be very good business. Ayia Napa Apartments have annual high yields while Famagusta beachfront villas and Famagusta detached houses have also demand for short and long term rent with good return. Famagusta property is enriched the last 3 years with marina villas and marina apartments. Ayia Napa marina resort and project is almost finished and investors can buy a Famagusta marina property with high rental yields. Famagusta apartments and Famagusta villas are product ideal for any type of demand. For more information regarding Cyprus properties please visit Property Link Cyprus.
Narrator: The threat of fear! Moral Analysis yes kidnapping total the mastermind of the Abruption conspiracy was kidnapped by the Republican army! However, even if a criminal arrested jail, the rumors are still spreading. The world below shows that a moral conspiracy has begun, the precious time has passed. Hopeless Situation plans your conspiracy, to ensure the safety of the Prime Minister. Allah Gold: You are doing what? Ratio Tile: Hopeless is called tight anxious meeting. Allah Gold: I can now see. A long and bored dispute. Ah So Card: You want them to train you to train young people? Allah Gold: Are you crazy? Ratio Tile: Do you know where the guns come from? Ah So Card: Sniper hand. I in there see he! Ratio Tile: Well, this is the program. Allah Gold, on his right. Ah So Card, cover cover up under the surface of Tao Road. I will chase he. Allah Gold: I'm lost! Ratio Tile, you have a thing? [...] Ratio Tile! Ah So Card: I find that he's gone, go! Allah Gold: He how how? 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Vanquish Is: Do not know, but it feels he will, that's not right. Text How Big: A deal is done, and it is hard to harvest. We need to enter OK you of transformation. Ratio Tile: All right, the shave up! Tell me of aims. Text How Big: His name is Moral Analysis. Used directly in The. There are rumors that their plot will be in the South Korea section. We tried to reach an agreement with Moral to learn more, but he was unwilling to cooperate with him. Ratio Tile: Any details can help me in. Prison won his trust? Text How Big: Moral he, childhood killed his mother. Tell the authorities do that because of boredom. Ratio Tile: Ok, I will try to make him bored. Vanquish Is: This is not a game, Ratio Tile. It is very risky. Ratio Tile: Yes, the reward is. In addition to preventing outside Morals kidnap Prime Minister, He can take us to Space General there may be himself. Robot: People face turn in other words procedures have been loading. Ratio Tile: I think there is no way to get the Prime Minister to withdraw from the film festival? Vanquish Is: Nothing. He will think this is a sign of weakness. Ratio Tile: Signs of weakness. I do not want. Robot: Convert already start. *** Woman: The tavern was a bust. You want to go to the next one, please? Robot: You of hire main already pay by money please follow I come Ratio Tile: Mr. Harden, do get it is good elephant. You exactly finished. We hire you for the job. We have your credibility here. But first of all we need do one piece thing. You of clothes. Laco: What- *** Ah So Card: I am still do not understand. Master Yoda Said like what find to the sniper ? Allah Gold: Who cares what weight it is he needs? *** Laco: Therefore, I took the accelerator, Then hitchhiking here. That's it. Text How Big: He kept talking. Become this. Laco: How stupid! I didn't even commit the murder! Ratio Tile: We have enough recording it? Text How Big: I phase the letter is such. This means taste you available now to sleep feel it. Ratio Tile: This is human nature speech patterns to be installed working making dental formula? *** Allah Gold: Pull Branch what Ding it where in? Bartender: What, backstage. Ah So card: he do you died? Allah Gold: He is Will become for. Ratio Tile: Hopeless Situation warrior? I am dang it land, let I enter sleep. Allah Gold: He was not dead. He was drunk. Get up, you are so filthy! If it is up to me, I will kill you here! But luckily, you were murdered. Countercurrent in, let us go, coward, prior to I change mine mind. [...] You this scum should be expected. Human cloning: Yes Mr. Allah Gold: Let me know if he is in trouble. I am glad to let him understand. Prisoner 1: Is he! Ratio Tile Is the killer!! Prisoner 2: Laco Harden. Prisoner 1: He doesn't look so tough. Prisoner 2: He killed the Hopeless. Prisoner 3: Really it is the Hopeless Situation killer? He doesn't look so tough. For me, you do not seem so difficult. Ratio Tile: This food smells bad. Maybe you'll feel better. Clone protection: Hey there, how is this going? Ratio Tile: Excuse me, just play with my food. Prisoner 3: You are crazy! Moraru: Harding. You and your reputation. I am curious, when you killed the Hopeless, the money you paid was still revenge? Ratio Tile: I do not know. Guess I is boring. Morals: Try seasoning. It makes the tilt almost tolerable. Mr. Hardy, I will bye. *** Clone protection: Harden, You are here. Sweet of family. Ratio Tile: What coincidence. Moral: This is not a coincidence. I Moral Analysis, but there is a big impact here. Ratio Tile: What do you want from me? Moral: People who like you-If you are brave, nothing is bigger than game Hopeless Situation. Ratio Tile: I am listening. Moral: If I say this is a great plan. It involves ministers. Card Bann: If I play this fool with us, it will cost money. My exchange rate has doubled. Moral: Raco Harding saw Card Bann. Ratio Tile: Who are you? Card Bann: Any person can mean the killer to kill Hopeless Situation Warrior by snipers. Do you want me to respect? You do face to face. Ratio Tile: Who Say I need to your respect? Moral: Oh really pity. For the three of us, this unit seems not big enough. Guard! Harding, it is a pleasure to talk to you. However, you will forget all the contents have heard here, or they will kill your Moral Analysis. *** Prisoner 2: Go away. Ratio Tile:This is this. We found the launcher, but I must briefly introduce it. We appear problem. I contact Moral. He almost betrayed his kidnapping plot, but Card Bann Blocked he. Text How Big: Card Bann? We have no wisdom, They are together. Ratio Tile: Seem hired Bann make he out prison, they of conversation the way imminent. Vanquish Is: We very much silly, I believe Bann is aimless. Ratio Tile: Yes. Yes, but we can do the work for us. No doubt, he will lead us to make some answer to this conspiracy and its boss. Text How Big: Good idea, Ratio Tile. Just don't hide yourself. You will came out to rescue from jail may take some time. Ratio Tile: No need to worry I. Me elephant start like play villain. [...] To go! *** Wave-Bar: Hey, Harding! You owe me some! Ratio Tile: Oh, okay? Wave-Bar: Don't you even remember me? Really insulting. Ratio Tile: look after baby, I don't want any trouble. Wave-Bar: You stole a bounty from me, I want to apologize! Prisoner 1: Like Hopeless elephant kill him, Harding! Unknown offenders: how, Harding? Lose the spine? Ratio Tile: You do not want to do that. Unknown prisoner: Kill him! Wave-Bar: Oh, yes, I would. Ratio Tile: I warned you. Clone the Guard: Okay, okay, that's it! The battle is over! Prisoner 3: No, no! Wave-Bar problems you are experiencing, I have a problem! Clone Guard: Okay, big guy! Prisoner: Fight! Prisoner: Let us get them! Let us get them! riot! Get the guard! Catch them! *** Woman talking loudly: Locked facilities. Locks. Locks. Clone Guard 1: it is good elephant, let me tell you, This will be Long of night. Card Bann: We go right. Clone Guard: Turn off the weapon in a coma! Ratio Tile: Hello waiting for me Card Bann: Nobody invites you. Moral: He killed Hopeless. He might help. Kahn Kahn: Well, we are wasting time. Ratio Tile: This is our way to get out of here. Morgue? Is this your good strategy? Kahn Kahn: The lock has been changed. Luo Nan: Your plan failure. Carbine: To the jaw! Let me think about it. I'm not the first to get rid of this stinky hole. Ratio Tile: I can consider us. I will reconnect the access port on this door. It will take some time, so if anyone warns me. Kahn Bain: Quickly. Ratio Tile: We are at! Card Bain: All the casualties were taken to the crematorium riots. You can easily escape from there. Cloning Guard 1: Another night, another unrest. Ratio Tile: Defender. Clone Guard 1: You said, my partner, I loot for this every day. Clone Guard 2: Yes, I went to the robot on the prison scum. Clone Guard 1: After what happened, we need to leave more space here. Clone Guard 2: You can say it again. Clone Guard 1: Here, I will send it to the cremation center. Clone Guard 3: Hey there, wait, Which seems to show some signs of life. Clone protection 4: Well, I will check. Card Bann: how do you? Ratio Tile: I shockwave stuck. Card Bann: Come on! Soon we will leave our grain security. It was hesitation during the escape. Ratio Tile: if I had not, we would still stay there. Card Bain: Yes, it's funny. Man: Hey, my boat! Come back here! Mola Luo: Harding, you're doing very well there. After all, my plan may have a place for you. Ratio Tile: I'm listening.
2020.09.29 04:27 chasecrosswa31[M4F]Seattle - Dom ISO for his Opposite-Yet-Equal Cis-Female Sub partner
PREFACE: I just turned 32 last month so the title is incorrect, age-wise. It's worth nothing that I do not intend to physically meet up with anyone until we've both determined we've successfully social distanced from people for, at least, two weeks. I also would like to this moment to encourage everyone else to also practice social responsibility by staying home and avoid physical encounters. This pandemic is STILL a serious issue and if you want to protect your loved ones, the best thing to do is avoid all risks of being a carrier. Trust me, I know what's it's like to be overwhelmingly lonely -and horny- but health takes precedence. With that said... Hello, everyone. My name is Chase. I’m a Dominant/Master who is 32yo, an INFJ, transplant from California, egalitarian, proud nerd, photography and astronomy enthusiast. I spend most of my free time exploring the Seattle area, exploring new restaurants, and scouting out places to photograph. Alternatively, I can also be a homebody so I do love my days-ins. I can be an adult when the situation calls for it, but honestly, I feel no shame whatsoever in laughing at old memes or dumb youtube videos. So, I'm seeking Someone who is my opposite and yet my equal. My ideal partner is someone whom I can teach to be the ideal submissive. On the other hand, she is also someone whom can teach me to be the ideal dom. Perfection is by no means a pretense of mine and I would expect us both to learn from our mistakes as well as our successes. Trust, comfort and safety take precedent overall else. I feel that if I, for whatever reason, fail to adequately provide even one of the three, I fail as a partner and dominant. This is also why I also value open-communication What I’m looking for: I’m primarily seeking a mutually nurturing and fulfilling long-term, monogamous, in-person relationship with a D/S dynamic with someone who identifies as cis-female. I strongly prefer someone who is around my age or younger and someone who is petite to athletic. I will consider every message I receive, though. Personality-wise, my partner would be extroverted, spontaneous, passionate, confident and energetic. She craves adventure, excitement and is likely to smile and laugh. Think Daisy Ridley offset (God, I adore her!) I have a great admiration for women who are strong, independent, knows exactly what she wants from herself and her partner(s), won’t let inhibition get the better of them and are able to fully embrace their kinks and desires. With that in mind, I have a desire for a sub who is physically-affectionate, service-orientated, slutty, obedient, sexually-inclined and intuitive on how to please her simaster. So, I'm in search for someone who proudly claims ownership of her own life and craves for the release of submission knowing that it won’t compromise her integrity as a strong individual. Basically, my ideal partner is a strong submissive. I’m exceptionally turned on by objectification so my ideal partner would be someone who is either tolerant of being treated like a toy or turned on by it. Otherwise, I greatly appreciate child-like innocence. In other words: a sub whose spectrum can range from Little to Slave When things get hot, intense and intimate, I would expect my partner to behave like the submissive that she is. She would also be my “sex slave”, “cock whore”, “grope toy”, “cum slut” or any other arbitrarily demeaning noun I can assign to her. She’ll be someone whom I’ll teach, tie up, protect, spank, reward, collar and leash among other things. I’d love someone who will cook for me wearing nothing but an apron and butt plug. Or will willingly wear a harness underneath her clothing for the whole day when I want her to. Or will immediately drop her panties to the floor when I order her to. And so on, and so on, and so on. And when it’s all said and done… She can gently and safely step down from sub-space so that she can spend time with me doing other things. Vanilla things. This includes going out to do things like exploring, checking festivals, hiking, watching films, checking out new restaurants or going on roadtrips. Alternatively, we could have days-ins where we can enjoy playing Mario Kart/Smash Bros, binge-watching Netflix/movies or cuddling. Preferably while watching Marvel or Disney films. Honestly: I've got a giant weakness for them. What I have to offer: Affection, comfort, intellectual stimulation, emotional security, loyalty, total safety, private play space, check-ins and mandatory post-play aftercare, unconditional nerdy trivia and mean-ass steak and the best gluten-free pho you’ve ever had! If you’re wondering about my end goal, it’s this: This isn’t strictly a kink-relationship. I also want it to be a vanilla one. If the stars-align and we match up perfectly, minds and hearts, I’ll undoubtedly would like to have a future with you. Bring you home to meet my mom; visit Disneyland together; possibly get married; have children. But for now, one step at a time, right? In any event, I sincerely thank you all for taking the time to visit and read through my ad. I apologize if it seems long-winded or overly-demanding. I'm just over-elaborate more than anything, heh. But if I somehow managed to entice you and appeal to your interests, feel free to message me! Alternatively, if you know someone who may match my interests and vice versa, please pass along my ad. Either way, I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Just to Making a Point Not one of my proudest moments but I have no regrets and I had lots of fun. Back in our mid 30s we used to hang around three other couples. None of us had kids, so we did a lot of dinning , clubbing, and music festivals together. Hubby and I had been swinging a few years by then. Even before we began swinging him and I always have had great honest relationship, and he has always been a typical guy. He has no need to be discreet with me when checking other women, and to be funny he says things like “I know what I want for xmas/ birthday” then points some woman out. On girls night out he would get the guys to go the strip club instead of going to regular bars. Our friends (the women) began having a problem with his behavior. Telling me that he was a bad influence on their husband/boyfriend. Telling me how I needed to reel him in, or control him. “Take our partners as example of how a man should behave.” One of them actually said to me. THIS PISSED OFF. First target became Nicolas, him and Kellee had been dating a few years, both had their own place. One weekend she was not feeling good so she didn’t join us . After a long happy hour after work, then dinner. The others called it a night. Nick, hubby and I went to an Irish bar to listen to a live ban. I had always had a level of flirting with all the guys. After and hr or so I told hubby to make an excuse to go home. He came up with dinner didn’t agree with him. I acted sad because I wanted to hear the band playing at the bar. Nicolas said, if you want to stay I’ll drive you home. Hubby went home and told me to have fun. Nicolas and I stayed , few drinks, a casual hand on his shoulder and now and then on his lap. By 8pm we were making out. I told him we had to be careful or someone that knew us might see us. He asked - want to go back to my place? He lived 20 minutes away and I played with his dick the entire drive. Back at his place the minute we walked in he was all over me removing clothes and putting his dick in my mouth. Guys are usually good when they think there will only be one chance to take advantage. He was a very good fuck, he held nothing back and pulled every single stunt he could think off. Bent over the living room couch, took me on the kitchen table, and we eventually made it to his bed. He spread eagle me, fucked me from behind, flipped me back pinned my hands over my head to see my tits bounce, and finally came all over them. We got dressed and then he drove me home. We fucked on and off for 6 months. We would sneak away during house parties to mess around , at his company’s X-mas party, and went to his place to fuck during lunch hrs. One down, Two to go ...... yes I bagged the other two friends husbands, but just once, they were average in bed. Did it all Just to prove (not sure to whom since to this day the women have no clue) My husband is not the lying ass cheater theirs were/are
2020.09.28 04:44 OD8891Concert venue- where to begin
So to keep a long story as short as I can, my business partner and I have worked in the festival/stagehand/radio (him) and festival/venue management (me) for years now. I always kept a full time job doing IT during winters and did the show work during the summers. When corona hit, we adapted very quickly, and the two of us founded a streaming music event company in may, and have already begun making a slight profit. That being said, all of the venues in my city have closed, gone bankrupt, or been sold. We would like to take our skill sets to running (owning?) a venue full time once they begin to reopen, but we both are not wealthy and don’t know where to begin. Our individual experiences, resumes, references etc are no problem, it’s the money that is. How do we get money from investors? I know it’s a stupid question but everything is so weird. I get sponsors for all my events so I’m familiar with making marketing decks and giving presentations etc, but wouldn’t know who to reach out to or how.
2020.09.27 16:08 travel_aliA few more thoughts and experiences after 5 years.
It is now just over 5 years since I moved from the UK to Switzerland. There have been many surprises along the way. I moved here with a 1 year temporary contract and had vague plans to work, see the country at weekends, and then move on elsewhere after. During this time I have moved house, moved job, been unemployed for a few months, explored the country, met and worked with Swiss people from various parts of the country and Expats of various backgrounds, oh and gotten married to a Swiss person. This is not an all out guide (there are plenty of those), more my reflections and a few lessons learned. I have posted before after 1 year and after 2.5 years.I have also written pretty extensively about travelling here and Switzerland in general – an overview post of all that is here. ---Resources--- I came in knowing practically nothing other than a frantic check of anything I needed to do to avoid being kicked out.
The book “Living and Working in Switzerland : A Survival Handbook” by David Hampshire, is very useful.
Various dedicated websites with more serious official information sem.admin.ch, and Ch.ch, and to an extent websites like SwissInfo.
Various websites with more unofficial but helpful information. The EnglishForum.ch is a treasure trove of information and experiences. But there are endless other places like Newlyswissed, and Swiss and Chips that vary between useless fluff and very useful info.
---Why and how---
I did a PhD in the UK and as I was finishing it up and looking for a PostDoc I basically just got a job here in a place I had never heard of through chance by a chain of contacts. I had been looking to move abroad but for some reason Switzerland had never occurred to me.
Initially I arrived on a 1 year contract with Firm A, with the strong likelihood of it being extended to 2 years. It ended up as 2.5, by which time I was moved in with my girlfriend and I was set on sticking around. Job hunting was slower than I expected, so before starting on a new position at Firm B I applied to unemployment benefits for what turned out to be just a month (not sure I need to be so secretive really, but why not).
I basically just moved with my laptop and as much clothing as I could fit in a 60L backpack. I didn’t botheforgot to declare anything (not that I brought anything of any value with me).
I got lucky with housing, but that could have been the biggest problem. Initially I had been expecting to stay at a flat rented by the company for a month or two until I found my own place. This got cancelled at the last minute and I found myself trying to find a flat to move straight into. In the end I staying at a hostel for a week and moved into a shared flat found through WGzimmer.ch before the end of the week. There are not many shared flats compared to the UK, and applying for a flat often feels more like applying for a job or dating with the process dragging on for much longer than the “You like it? OK deposit and sign here” method in the UK. Starting early and getting help from your company is certainly advisable there.
---Bureaucracy, Rules, and Paperwork--- I had feared this would be a slow and complicated torture, but to date this has all been very quick, easy, and painless. In large part probably because I had a job already, I was an EU citizen, and I had an address lined up quickly.
Dealing with the local authorities has always been fast, efficient, and friendly. Other than collecting my residency permit every so often when a contract has been renewed I have only had to deal with them very periodically, but any phone call or visit has taken no more than 20 minutes with very little waiting. This might just be because I live in a small city – maybe in Zürich or a tiny village it is different.
I had a slight delay in getting my permit and bank account activated as I waited for the landlord to approve my place as subtenant and give me a contract for proof of address (despite the fact I was already living there). This didn’t create any problems, my firm just gave me an envelope stuffed with bank notes for my first payment.
Setting up a PostFinance bank account was easy (even with a language barrier then). 20 minutes of filling in a form and showing a few documents.
Despite the reputation for rules and order I have not noticed much difference to life in other industrialised western countries. If anything it is more relaxed in many ways. There are some stricter rules like having to use pre-taxed bin bags or minimal noise on a Sunday, but these are mostly reasonable enough. It is nice not hear endless lawn mower engines on a Sunday afternoon. The only rule that seems pointless is having to tie up paper in a perfect bundle for recycling. Maybe if I ever try and build a house or plan an extension it will get more complex and painful.
You are supposed to swap your driving licence within a year, or unable to drive in Switzerland and be made to repeat the test again if you want a Swiss licence. I didn’t apply at first given that I never intended to drive here or stay much longer at first. When I did apply after 2.5 years through the standard process (just to see what would happen) I actually did just get given a Swiss licence without being asked to go through the whole testing process.
The mandatory health insurance is easy enough to set up with all the big companies offering English support.
Tax was originally paid at the source (as is standard for foreign workers up until you are on a C permit), but now being married and treated as a combined legal entity I am paying tax through the standard method.
Going through the marriage process was also easy. Being an EU citizen marrying a Swiss citizen helped. There was some confusion when they asked for a statement from the UK govt saying I was not married as this apparently has not been given out in years, but a quick chat resolved that problem.
I make roughly 100k CHF per year. This is decent by Swiss standards, given my education and experience I could get more in another firm/position here, but I am happy with my workplace and would be very reluctant to give up my scenic riverside commute by bike.
Saving money has not been a problem. Even bearing most of the household costs with a studying partner. Not having a car, pets, kids, or eating/drinking out much helps there. My main non-essential expense is the general train pass and food/accommodation costs for weekends around the country.
The high prices take some getting used to at first, but when you work here it isn’t so bad (once you learn to stop converting them back to your native currency). The positive side is that when you leave Switzerland everything is suddenly so cheap.
--- The Swiss --- I like the Swiss.
I have never had any problems with the Swiss; despite the number of comments I see online bemoaning the fact that whilst Switzerland is a beautiful country it would be terrible to live in as the locals hate foreigners. I have never had a moment of hostility and experience less general rudeness than I would expect back home in the UK (even with language/culture barriers to push the patience).
I am however white, from a north-western European country which doesn’t have many expats in Switzerland, and educated (outside the expense of the Swiss people). So I am probably not going to be the target of much racism or xenophobia.
Whilst not the warmest people in the world there is a certain friendliness, especially in informal situations. Put a Swiss person in the countryside and they will be friends with anyone. In rural restaurants especially sharing a table with strangers and saying hello/goodbye to everyone there as a whole is standard practice.
I am also more on the introverted side so a quieter and orderly country is probably more my sort of place than some of the commenters.
---Making friends--- My friendship group is a mix of Swiss and other expats. It is easier to integrate with other expats, though I find that the younger generations of Swiss are much more open than the old jokes of knowing a Swiss person from birth or for 40 years to be their friend would suggest. ---Language--- I have written fairly extensively about Swiss-German before
I had some very basic German in the distance past from school. Then started learning before I arrived. Now I am B2/C1 with German and working towards A2 with French.
I didn’t need to get a language certificate (still don’t really). Partly I put it off thinking I would wait until the next level, and partly that the grammar and me are not friends. I have finally taken the TELC B2 exam for German and am waiting on the results for that.
English is very widely spoken. Frustratingly so at times, even in seemingly obscure and remote little places I have people speak back to me in English when they hear my accent.
If you live in a city and work in an international workplace then knowing the local language isn’t really needed. Though I certainly don’t recommend doing that.
It is natural to think that everyone here speaks German/French/Italian fluently (and maybe some Romansch), but that is far from the case. Some do have all 3, many are fluent in 2, but very often English is the preferred common language outside of their mother tongue. Likewise the way the language regions tend to have very hard borders without much overlap was a bit surprising at first.
Being in a country with multiple languages will never get boring. Especially somewhere that actually is bilingual like Biel where it isn’t uncommon for a shopkeeper to forget what language they were speaking to you in and switch from German to French.
Those bastard fancy landscape photos didn’t show the fog did they? From September to February temperature inversion means that much of the low lying middle of Switzerland can be sat in/under a thick fog. How bad this is varies by location; some places barely get any whilst others turn into Silent Hill. Already shorter winter days can be shortened by hours as the light is swallowed. The plus side is that above the fog you get super clear views, but it gets depressing after weeks of daily life sat in it.
The country is much livelier than I expected. The stereotype of a grey serious place might have been true decades ago but certainly isn’t now. Especially in summer there are constant music festivals, lively bars, and flotillas of people floating down the rivers in inflatable flamingos. Granted it still isn’t Latin America.
The Swiss see summer as BBQ season in a way that makes the Aussies look like amateurs. I have seen people lighting up fires on tiny balconies in Zürich to BBQ on.
How much there is outside of the Alps. Maybe it was my ignorance before, but I was surprised by how many beautiful spots there are even in the topographically boring parts of the country.
Aromat on the table.
Making a fire in the countryside to roast a cervelat.
Phoned the police to lodge a nose complaint (the Bünzli award). It was 2am on a weekday and the 5th night in a row. I haven’t started to phone the police because my neighbour sneezed too loudly on a Sunday (yet).
Raclette grill and Fondue caquelon in the kitchen.
Swimming and floating in lakes and rivers.
Visiting more places in Switzerland than most Swiss people I know. A new country is always more interesting than your own backyard in fairness.
---Why I am still here--- I certainly never thought I would be here 5 years later, but I am very happy to still be around.
It is a beautiful and safe county with nice people, high quality services and infrastructure. Having understood the culture and learnt the language is an incentive too.
I keep finding work. The Swiss level income is a nice bonus, but it really isn’t the thing that is driving me to stay here.
The thing I would find hardest to give up is the freedom of the landscape. The extent of paths and smaller roads around the country that are open to anyone. Making it so easy and carefree to get out and anywhere, especially by foot or bike.
It is much more varied than you would expect. Both in landscape and culture there is plenty of different things to see and take in so there is always something to do.
I also dislike driving, so the extensive public transport system is fantastic.
---What I dislike--- Not much.
Less smokers and more Australian like rules on smoking would be very nice (EG no smoking in areas where people are eating, including outdoors). It would be nice to sit down on a terrace at a restaurant and not worry if a chain smoker is going to sit down at the table next to you.
More exotic food and longer shop opening times would be nice (seeing the supermarkets closed at 18:30 was a hell of a shock at first) but I have gotten used to that.
Not getting a language certificate before.
Not joining a club. I have looked but really nothing has taken my fancy.
---Changes with time---
I have gotten too used to the landscape. I still admire the view from the train window, but it is never as special or exciting as during the first few months.
My town has seen an increase in English speakers. Mostly due to the growth/arrival of a few big MedTech firms.
E-bikes are increasingly everywhere. I had never seen one before I arrived and was surprised to see them all over town. Now they are all over the countryside too with mountain E-bikes being very common.
The climate seems to be getting warmer and drier every year.
The amount of rubbish and anti-social noise (especially blue-tooth speakers) seems to be getting worse. People seem especially unable to bother carrying their empty cans and disposable BBQ with them from the riverside during summer. Thankfully it isn’t common in the countryside, but the number of people who need an absurdly loud speaker at all times is sad.
2020.09.27 16:02 Joker_ERP[M4A](A Playing F) My Harem(Hero) Academia
Hey guys so today I'm mostly in the mood for a Harem style MHA rp! :) I really love the cast of girls and think this RP can be pretty fun if we sprinkle in some action elements too! As for my replies. I write in first person mainly and my reply length varies. I generally do anything from a few sentences to a paragraph or more and generally require my partner to do the same. Fair warning the less you reply with the less interested I’ll be in rping with you. (Not looking for a few words as a response) I enjoy having a story to go along with the smut so it’s not just constant sex, some cute or action driven moments are fun as well. I mainly do my rps on kik, discord or here. I also have an RP facebook account, so feel free to ask for my users for those! : ) My kinks and limits list might be a big read, but none are compulsory. I’m just here to have fun and hopefully meet some cool rp partners : ) Kinks: Harems (Which might be obvious with my post), Incest, Outercourse (Which is stuff like titjobs, thigh jobs, grinding, hot dogging) Risky public spaces (Toilet stalls, changing booths. That kinda thing where people could get caught.) Facials, Freckles (Face and body). Big/nicely shaped bums (Especially if they jiggle). Creampies, Cum on tits/body, big cumshots, Thigh high socks. Mutual desire for sex. Limits: Pregnancy (Hard limit sorry), Vomit, Piss, Blood, Toilet stuff, Rape, Gangbangs (Unless it’s multiple females) Male on Male. There might be more that I’m forgetting so if you’re unsure feel free to ask me! The rougher side of sex like Name calling, slapping choking spanking I can all do as well! : ) Without further ado let’s jump into the starters! Disclaimer: I am 18+ and all participants and characters must be 18+ My Harem (Hero) Academia. (So my character will be a transfer into Class 1-A. His power is the power of persuasion. With the power he’s able to convince someone to do something as if it’s their own will. However, he’s hesitant to use it on other people and to tell everyone he even has it as he’s been outcast at his last school for the villainous nature of his quirk. As such he can’t use it to its full extent and can only issue small commands to begin with. My idea with this is that one or more (cannon or non) of the girls decide to help him out in a private setting and overtime it gets more and more sexual in nature. And as he becomes more confident, he’s able to issue more longer-term commands. This can also be mixed in well with some story and some action to keep the plot interesting.) Starter: It was a day which started like most others in Class 1-A. The students got ready in the dorms and headed to class to chat among themselves while they waited for Aizawa to enter. However, unlike most days there seemed to be an extra desk placed in the room. The seat caused some confusion which didn’t last long as the first bell rang and Aizawa entered the room. “Morning everyone.” He stated in his mainly bored and sleepy tone which seemed to sound like he was stifling a yawn. “Today we’ve got a new student transferring in from another school. He’s from Shiketsu, some of you may recognize the name since it’s got the same level as prestige as U.A. but regardless make sure he feels welcome.” He said pointing a sweeping stare at everyone and finally resting on the problem child of the U.A class Bakugo. With that he fell silent and I felt it was my cue to enter. Swallowing a little at the nerves I steeled them quickly and entered. My blue eyes sweeping over some of the familiar faces in the room. Many of the students had standout performances in the UA sports festival and as well in the news reports about the villain attack on the training camp. I had a lot to live up to if I wanted to join these legends in training but regardless, I was determined to do just that. Breathing a little and shifting my auburn hair from my eyes I smiled the best I could. “My name is Schwarzer, Chris Schwarzer. It’s a pleasure to meet you all.” I say bowing to the class. Satisfied with the introduction Aizawa nodded to the spare seat in the room. Taking that as an order I nodded back and headed over to my seat sitting down and getting my books out. Curiously I turned to the seat next to me noticing one of the girls in the class and gave her a slight smile as Aizawa began his lesson. ----- Cheers for reading this far! I hope I've gained some interest in the plot and hope to rp with some interesting people! :) All details can be discussed through pms if you have any questions or ideas don't be afraid to hit me up with them!
2020.09.26 15:29 finnagainsChristmas movies are going gay this year, but is this really progress for LGBT people? - 26 Sept 2020
The Hallmark and Lifetime channels are targeting their Christmas movies at gay audiences this year. Activists have hailed this as a victory, but there will be little to celebrate in terms of quality filmmaking. “Don we now our gay apparel” takes on a whole new meaning this year as The Hallmark Channel airs The Christmas House, its first gay-themed Christmas movie. The film stars Jonathan Bennett as one half of a gay married couple who visit family as they anxiously await a call about adopting their first child. According to PinkNews, “LGBT+ fans have long been crying out for a queer festive film – and this year, they have finally been granted their grown-up Christmas wish”. PinkNews also reported that, “In July, queer Hallmark Christmas fans were sent into a frenzy when the company confirmed the LGBT+ Christmas films were on the way.” The ‘queer frenzy’ over The Christmas House is heightened by the fact that the Lifetime Channel also has a gay-themed holiday film this year, The Christmas Set-Up. Looks like there will be a lot of same sex canoodling under the mistletoe on TV this holiday season. To be honest, I’m confused as to why having a gay Christmas movie is such a big deal. According to GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), a whopping 10.2 percent of characters on TV shows identified as LGBT+ in 2019. According to Gallup, LGBT+ people make up just 4.5 percent of the general population, which means the LGBT+ community representation on TV is more than twice as large as it is in reality. Americans are so inundated by gay characters in entertainment that it wildly distorts their perception, resulting in a consistent over-estimation of the size of the gay population in surveys. Gallup polls show Americans on average believe LGBT+ people make up nearly 25 percent of the population, which is nearly five times their actual population percentage. The same polls show that women over-estimate the size of the LGBT+ community the most, believing that nearly one in three people are gay. Since women are the target audience of Hallmark and Lifetime’s Christmas movie crap-a-thon, one can assume that this is only the beginning in expanding gay representation on those networks come holiday season. The Christmas House and The Christmas Set-Up seem less like another battle in the manufactured War on Christmas than just another LGBT+ victory parade. Of course, the quaint notion of Christmas being a celebration of the birth of Christ was long ago lost thanks to capitalism’s red clad enforcer Santa Claus and his relentless elves of commercialism and consumerism. So, what difference could a few more whacks on the dead religious Christmas horse from a rainbow-striped candy cane truly make? As far as gay rights and acceptance goes, I am all for it, but I’m not sure it’s a sign of progress that the LGBT+ community now gets to have really dreadful and cheesy Hallmark holiday films marketed towards them. It reminds me of the comedian – sadly, I can’t remember which one – who said after gay marriage became legal that ‘gay people can now enjoy the misery of marriage just like the rest of us’. The Christmas House premieres on November 22, the 57th anniversary of the assassination of JFK, which is ironic because if he were still alive today, his mind would be blown, not – if you believe the preposterous official story - by a bullet from Lee Harvey Oswald’s Mannlicher-Carcano rifle, but by the idea that a gay Christmas movie could ever be shown on a banal network like the Hallmark Channel. Someone from JFK’s generation would find the speed with which homosexuality and gay rights have been accepted by mainstream American culture over the last thirty years to be utterly astounding. As with all issues revolving around representation though, nothing is ever good enough. No doubt soon we’ll hear cries of outrage over a lack of black, Latinx, Asian and Indigenous lesbian, transgender and gay Christmas movies. I’m sure the gay-friendly geniuses at Hallmark are already fast at work creating their own lame lavender adaptation of Dickens’ holiday classic A Christmas Carol to appease the diversity gods and the LGBT+ market. It won’t take much effort to ‘queer up’ old Ebenezer Scrooge since he had a uniquely intimate relationship with his supposed ‘business’ partner Jacob Marley, who, like a wife, haunted him even after death. As for this year’s holiday fare, A Christmas House, there is no doubt that a cornucopia of sentimental divorcees, old ladies and camp-adoring gay people with decidedly bad taste are already gearing up in eager philistine anticipation of the movie’s premiere by hoarding boxes of wine and macarons just for the festive occasion. But as a devout cinephile tired of projects choosing forced diversity over artistry, I say bah-humbug… this holiday season there will be no donning of gay apparel or indulging in the Hallmark channel for me. Leftwinger
2020.09.26 14:55 GoodGoddamnGrief7-year GF (26F) just ended the relationship out of the blue while I (27M) was on a three-month business trip because she said my life is too stressful and I don't even know how to process it
Alright, so there is a lot of context here. Both she and I are from a small LATAM country, and we started dating sometime after high school. She always wanted to be an opera singer in Vienna, and I always pushed her to chase her dreams. I became an entrepreneur and started growing a business in our home country while she managed to migrate to Vienna about 5 years ago. A lot happened during this time but we stuck together with the distance because we're amazingly compatible in so many areas, but long story short, my company started growing but I spent the last three years working on an exit so that I could move over to Vienna. Last year it seemed I could finally work from a distance and moved over to Vienna with her with a temporal VISA. All was well until there was a big issue with my company that caused a massive debt problem and basically, I had to invest all my savings just to keep it afloat. During the later half of 2019, my company struggled a lot to the point that I couldn't receive an income. This was a highly stressful time, to say the least, and I tried not to drop all my stress on her but I couldn't hide that I was struggling. This year we managed to land a Series A, it took the last 6 months of negotiating and restructuring the company for an investment firm to come to a decision. During this time, a company I was consulting in Vienna offered to hire me and give me a work VISA. Long story short, I decided to sell my shares of my current company as my relationship with business partners had deteriorated and I was looking to move on, and migrate to Vienna with this awesome job I landed. So I came back one and a half months ago to our home country to go through both processes and migrate to Vienna with an awesome job and a job VISA. About two weeks ago my GF went to a festival to reconnect with an old friend of hers, and since then she started ghosting me for about a week. She said that the festival caused her some self-discovery that she needed to process. I gave her time to think but was starting to get worried as she started ignoring my messages. I basically had to chase her schedule into talking to me as I was sensing she was avoiding me. Today she talked to me (I had to wake up at 3 AM as it was the only time she could make for me) and basically told me that the baggage I brought with the stressful situation of my business caused her to fall out of love for me and that she feels happier now that I am not there. I don't blame her, as I did bring a lot of stress to the table, and I feel terrible for it. Nowadays my life is way more in line, I feel like I'm closing a chapter and beginning an exciting new one, and I believe that negative vibe I had is going to be left behind now, but I guess she's not willing to give me a chance to try to solve things. In any case, after 7 years, she ended the relationship through a Facetime call, because she didn't feel attracted to me and says my life was too stressful for her. Honestly, I don't blame her, and I don't want to be the cause of something negative in her life, but this was so out of the blue that I don't even know how to process it. I am on the verge of selling my company and get a VISA to move with her to another continent, something I've been working for for three years, things I still plan to do regardless of her, but it just feels like all the effort I've put and all the things I've suffered suddenly seem meaningless. I want her to be happy, whatever she decides, but I need some help to know how to process this, it feels like a sudden stab when I was about to get out of the hole. I obviously feel terrible, but I want to figure out how to start grieving and healing in the right way, especially after I've invested so, so much on this relationship and plan and it all just now seems meaningless. I am in a delicate position and I can't drop the ball now, please any advice on how to go on about this? Do I have the right to be angry with her for kicking me while I'm down? Am I allowed to be mad that she changed the plans I've worked for three years at the last minute? Sorry for the long text, but I needed to vent. I want her to be happy but I feel betrayed.
2020.09.26 12:56 Feather_SnakeThe Paradox of Inanna
We can never have enough Inanna-Ishtar content, so there's something I thought I'd post for discussion. Reading more and more passages about Inanna/Ishtar it is remarkable how she seems to embrace total opposites. She is both patroness of love, wild abandon, and prostitution (When I sit by the gate of the tavern, I am a prostitute familiar with the penis; the friend of a man, the girlfriend of a woman.) but she is also a sexual virgin (Utu, the women are copulating with men; the thing of the women-the male member, I know not; the thing of the women- copulating with men, I know not; the thing of the women, kissing, I know not, copulating with men I know not, kissing, I know not). She is the wild cow who destroys Mount Ebih, a wild force of nature, and Queen of Heaven, but also the patroness of the state in its efforts to subdue nature and the receptive partner of the King Dumuzid in the granting of fertility (Then plough my vulva, man of my heart!). She is patroness of war (Her festivals are the Warriors' festivals, The stimulation of the warriors at combat, The rousing of officers, The liberation of armies/Her rage at combat, Her enthusiasm in battle, [all] reveal Her true Nature) and a truly terrifying presence (Be it known that you crush heads! Be it known that you devour corpses like a dog!) and a protector of the weak and humble, the marginalised and vulnerable members of society. She is a libertine young maiden who has had many sexual conquests in the Epic of Gilgamesh, but also the devoted wife of Dumuzid, and mother of Lulal and Shara. In many ways she seems to be a sort of dialectical force, a meeting of opposites, demonstrating the deep internal contradictions and tensions in society's values. She fights while working to protect the victims of war. At times she loves freely and that is good, and at other times she passionately loves her husband and that is good as well. To me, she serves as a wonderful reminder of the fact that the attempt to describe human nature and morality in absolute terms is an impossible task. By presiding over the parts of life people would often like to pretend do not exist simultaneously with those we glorify most, she is able to dignify and provide a voice for the voiceless. Her mythological journey and coming to know herself without losing her passion and force of will speaks to us powerfully now from many millennia ago. May she make your hearts happy, and I hope this navel-gazing is interesting to you!
2020.09.25 20:57 cheers13Basic Dating Advice for Men
I wrote in Vancouver a post giving dating advice for men. Although it was targeted toward young men, I think some of the advice applies to all ages. --- I recently replied to a post asking for dating advice for men in Vancouver. I found that there are very few replies from people who are in relationships. I'm currently in a very happy relationship with someone I met from a dating app. However, I used to be really "bad" with dating and even had to resort to PUA forums when I was younger. I'm almost 30 and I'm old enough to see a lot of relationships start among my friends. I feel comfortable with giving some advice to younger men struggling with dating. General Tips
Enjoy the time you have while you're still single. You probably can't appreciate this, but pretty soon you'll be living with someone else and won't have your "freedom" anymore. I used to think that I wouldn't get married until I was 35. I'm not yet 30 and I have a child on the way. Do all the things that ought to be done while you're still single (e.g. backpacking, clubbing, attending festivals). I'll never get to know what it's like to hook up in a cruise ship. I'll probably never stay at a hostel again. Even my days of having AYCE every week is probably gone.
Most women don't have an easy time on dating apps. My partner has a lot of successful female friends who also struggle with dating. I've also matched with or gone on dates with women who struggled with dating. Therefore, when you go on a date with a woman, don't assume that you're at a disadvantage because you're a guy. Don't assume that there are hundreds of guys messaging her while you two are having coffee together. To be honest, when I broke up with my exes, I found new dates faster than they did. I had an ex who was still a virgin in her mid-20s.
Dating isn't about ranking people. It isn't a tier list where 10s go out with 10s and 9s go out with 9s. Life is so much more complicated than that. I know doctors who only want to date other doctors because it'd help them "understand" each other better. I also know doctors who would hate dating other doctors because their conversations would become too boring.
Dating Profile Advice
Most men aren't fit, especially after their mid-20s. If you can run a 10K in under an hour and do three chin-ups then you're good to go. If not, then start running and do pushups. You don't even need the gym to improve your fitness. If you spend as much time working out as the typical woman spend on make up, then you'll be well ahead of the average guy on Tinder.
Use basic, basic cosmetic maintenance. Get hair cuts regularly. Use a cleanser and moisturizer. Shave (not down there). Try switching from glasses to contacts (or vice versa).
Clothing matters! It's not about the brand, it's about the fit. I used to be insecure about my height so I always purchased length 32 pants. They were always too long for me. I eventually switched to length 30 and didn't have to worry about ill fitting pants.
You need at least three specific pictures to have "good" profile photos. A close up of your face (no selfie though), a close up of your upper body, and a photo of your whole body. Smile in all of them. No hats, sunglasses, nor masks. Ideally take them during the summer so you have less clothing on you. It'd be best to take them with a DSLR / mirrorless. Use a good phone camera at minimum (e.g. iPhone SE 2, Pixel 4a).
Your bio can only be a negative. Most people (even women) swipe based on pictures. After all, "a picture is worth 1,000 words". It's easier to tell someone's personality over a photo than over text. Just have a simple bio to prove that you aren't a bot. No sarcasm, stupid jokes, geeky references, memes. Just write something like "I've been living in Vancouver for five years after arriving from Toronto. I love skiing, hiking, and playing board games. Looking for a partner to explore the city together; bonus if you can speak Japanese."
Basic Dating Advice
Get a coffee date within a week of matching on an app. Coffee dates are fast and cheap so it's hard for someone to say no to that. Of course, in Vancouver bubble tea is great too. It's pointless to spend too much time texting unless your ideal relationship revolves around texting.
Don't talk about work. Of course people will ask "what do you do". But that's not an invitation for you to talk about work the way you'd do during a job interview.
Be good at talking to strangers. If you're bad at that then go to meetup groups, toastmasters, or other events to practice talking to strangers. Know when to stop talking. Know when to ask questions. Know how to tell what someone loves talking about. Talk about that. Answer their questions honestly. Don't be avoidant. Eye contact. Don't be argumentative / negative.
Expect to not get a second date. Most people won't go for a second date simply because you two aren't a good match. Frankly, you'll probably be turned off by a lot of your first dates too.
Have no expectations but be prepared to surprised. During one of my earliest dates I hooked up with a girl in my car during the first date. I've also had a four-month "relationship" where we didn't have sex and she cheated on me. The best part about dating is the uncertainly and chaos of meeting total strangers. If you constantly worry about getting rejected, used, manipulated, ghosted, etc. then you won't be able to have fun.
2020.09.25 14:43 leviathan235Wrapping up character development with the final episode
Although the episode was obviously rushed, at least we got nearly all the scenes that were necessary to properly conclude the story. The bridge confession had to occur at the end of an episode (for the biggest emotional impact – standard TV practice, after all), so all the events after the confession would have to take place in either 1 or 2 episodes. 2 episodes probably would have been excessive, so I think the last episode was fine the way it was. While the post-bridge confession content (final episode) can be seen as the payoff for all the suffering in the last few volumes, I think it's main purpose is to validate all the character development that has taken place so far. I will point out the details chronologically:
Being Yukino's partner now gives 8man a free license to ogle this girl as much as he wants, and he doesn’t waste a second of that right. Normally, he’s self-conscious about it, but this time, it’s a one-sided staring contest.
8man now has 0 qualms about asking for help from his friends and relying on them, whereas previously, his loner pride prevented it. There’s no longer the fear and aversion of being burdensome to others. This is especially true because this problem was intentionally self-inflicted. There’s nothing inherently wrong with asking friends for aid, so long as you’re not literally relying on them to do all your work for you and you’re using the best of your ability.
Similarly, Yukino does the same for Yui. She genuinely believes that her friendship with Yui is genuine enough to survive 8man revealing his true feelings for Yukino instead of her. Turns out she’s right. Recall the contrast with Hayama’s group, which Hayama himself believed would shatter when Tobe’s feelings are revealed.
Furthermore, she knows that Yui would be upset if she didn’t come to her for aid – that would imply they’re not close enough to rely on each other.
8man still can’t kick old habits. He invites Yukino out under the pretext of scouting for a suitable location to host the second prom. Nevertheless, neither of them denies that it’s basically a date in all but name. A bit of a parallel to when Yukino asked him out to buy a preset for Yui.
Without being asked, 8man notices and compliments Yukino on her hairstyle, which she only wears when on dates with him. This is the first time he’s ever done this regarding Yukino’s appearance, because his rabid self-consciousness would otherwise inhibit such “normie” behavior. Unlike them, he’s only ever given Yukino sincere compliments, after all.
At the church where a wedding is taking place, Yukino tells him that the location would be perfect. For what? The old super self-conscious 8man would’ve immediately assumed she was referring to the prom. He would not have even entertained the possibility that Yukino referred to marriage considering they’ve literally just started dating not even 48 hours ago. Oh, how far he’s come. Neither denied the possibility though.
During the process of working on the prom, Yukino admits that the workload is overwhelming her, a first time for her, whereas her old self wouldn’t have allowed such an expression of weakness.
Not willing to repeat the same mistake during the cultural festival, 8man sees the cue to intervene on her behalf. He knows that she’s the persistent type, so he had to come up with an excuse to relieve her burden – he claims that going to the sauna is for his and the other volunteers’ own sake, thus giving Yukino the excuse to relax with a clear conscious. After all, 8man is still 8man, even after character development!
Yukino can lean on Yui without thought – it used to be Yui who initiated the intimacy. Oh, how the tables have turned.
8man extends a hand to help Yukino stand up even though she can obviously do it on her own. This brings us back to that theme of two self-sufficient people coming together by choice, not because of what they can do for each other (ulterior motive).
As he thought to Rumi back during the Christmas event, “it was fine if you did things yourself, but that’s because you had to. By living your life without being a bother to anyone, for the very first time, you’d be able to ask for things from people. Once you’re able to live by yourself, for the very first time, you’d be able to walk alongside someone.”
“I knew that she could stand (live) without me, but I still held out my hand, and I probably always will…”
The confrontation of Yukino and her mother wasn’t done as well in the anime as in the LN – she stands up for herself and addresses her mother almost as an equal. Gone were the days of meekness and begrudging obedience, and in their place, we find self-confidence and defiant resolve.
A bit on the nose, but 8man is now completely embarrassed to hear his own horseshit from the beginning of the story recited back to him, “Youth is a lie, it is nothing but evil.”
Sensei asks him to confirm that he has found the genuine, but he cannot say it with conviction. This is the guy who usually relies on reason, but now finds himself following his feelings. It certainly FEELS right, but he can’t be sure why it is genuine, in the same way that Yukino wasn’t sure that it was genuine when she commanded him to go fulfill Yui’s wish.
He declines to take sensei’s hand when she offers it to help him up, unlike when he offered his hand to Yukino. It’s symbolism for sensei leaving the school and won’t be around to be to look after our two autists anymore.
Yukino’s confession after sensei’s farewell was the climax of her character arc (whereas the bridge confession was the climax of 8man’s). Recall that her original intent was to disprove her supposed dependency. As of this point, the score is even – he saved her during the first prom, and she saved him during the second. She also managed to assuage her mother by stepping up to the role of reconciliation with the PTA after the event is over. With her objectives complete, she can finally walk beside 8man out of choice, as an independent person. Hers wasn’t as autistic as 8man’s confession, but it gets the point across just fine.
She also asks him to come over for dinner. It sounds so stupidly innocuous, but you gotta keep in mind where they started from. In a classic 8man fashion, he starts coming up with bullshit excuses. But at this point, Yukino knows him so well she can corner and trap him with complete ease, especially with the Hayama comment.
It wasn’t in the anime, but 8man expressed in his inner monologue, “By no means was I against going out to eat with Yukinoshita Yukino herself. As a matter of fact, I could totally go on an enthusiastic tangent and invite her out to eat at a naritake ramen shop somewhere. But it's a different story when it's about her family.” Notice the lack of pretenses here.
Yui comes back to them, reaffirming her friendship with them. She finally admits her feelings in a somewhat roundabout way, though without ambiguity. Presumably, she will eventually give up on her one-sided love.
Meh, the Hungry Ghost Festival. I mean, what’s so scary about it? Heck, I’ve dressed up and joined in the parade during Día de los Muertos, my (still) favourite costume for Halloween is my ever-expanding batman suit and I love the dancing during Obon. I have yet to witness the Fet Gede, though I hear lots of food and merry making is involved too. Oh well, let’s see what this festival is all about for Hoxurs’ residents.
Background: The Hungry Ghost Festival is a month-long celebration in Hoxurs, when the gates of Heaven and Hell open up. As to when the celebration starts, depends solely on the cycle of the moon, which you may refer to our lunar calendar at our homepage. We can proudly proclaim that it is the most accurate one to be found in the realm(s). We actually don’t like the word Ghost, it sounds so scary. We are trying to start a petition for a name change, and we appreciate any suggestions that you may have. When: The seventh lunar month. There will be an extra special celebration on the 15th, so stay tuned. Who: All of Hoxurs. What to watch out for:
Again, sightseeing during the day is very much encouraged. You’ll get to see us prepare during the days leading up to the 15th, and our cleaning up rituals towards the end of the month. We will be organizing all the same events as we do for the night. Everything is as safe as it always is, provided you follow our rules. But please, please stay in your hotel room after daylight hours.
You’re enjoying yourselves. You’re having lots of fun. Please don’t get carried away and propose to your sweetheart. You might find yourself leaving not just with one partner, but two, and misunderstandings will happen. One soulmate is enough, you might not like the other ‘soul’ mate.
Ok, so you did not get back in time, or perhaps did not even bother to check our clock. Time after time you have been reminded. Whatever, maybe you do deserve what’s coming to you. Good bye.
Dear Reader, I apologise for my rude colleague who was in charge of maintaining this page. He has been aptly punished and is now noted as our ‘labourer’ resident. I cannot seem to edit what has been written, but please allow me to apologise again and continue. What to watch out for: You are out and about after daylight. These are the precautions that you should take to hopefully, err, survive, the night:
You should not be a child, or be pregnant. You will be extremely vulnerable to influence from our less scrupulous residents. Not that we have many, you understand, but a few bad apples spoil the bunch. Anyway, nothing too dangerous, more of mischief making than anything else, though your friends and family might not think so.
Assign a nickname to yourself or your group members (if travelling in a group). No one should call out your full name. If you do answer to your name being called, better get your group to leash you at your neck, lest should you be led astray (this situation has been likened to the siren’s call). If you’re alone, you’ll probably turn up some time after the celebrations are over, no worries.
You will see snacks left out by the road, lit with pretty candles and some aromatherapy stuff, and you’re really hungry. Please do not steal those. Yes, steal. Those are for the ancestors of our residents, and they do not like to share. How would you feel if you only got to eat for one month out of the whole year, and someone takes your food? Yup, exactly.
You will see bits of burnt paper lying on the road and think, hm, I have some time on my hands, let me show my appreciation to the town and help them clean up. Thank you, but no, thank you. We are grateful, but, those are offerings to our ancestors, for them to live a comfortable life. You know, like how you support your parents when they’re old?
Pesky mosquito? Buzzing fly? Fluttering moth? Hairy spider? Oh, what other creepy crawlies does the night bring? Do not harm or kill any of them, no matter how tiny, even by accident. You might find that was someone’s ancestor’s reincarnated form. Please be prepared to host them for the rest of your life. You will find that our residents will be indebted to you because you have just brought their ancestor back to life, and you will awarded our ‘privileged’ resident status.
If there is a theatre performance going on, you may stay and watch. How much you will be able to see, remains to be seen (pun intended, forgive me). Do not, however, sit down on any of the chairs, or you may find yourself sitting on someone’s lap. Have you ever had a stranger suddenly sit on you? Trust us, that is not a pleasant experience. And you need to leave before the show ends, otherwise you might not be able to find your way out, when the crowd leaves.
Finally, keep wandering around and do not stay at a single place for too long (exception for the theatre performance). If you see a child without a parent, do not attempt to help them. They are not lost. However, if you do help, you might be lost yourself and in need of assistance. We will not be able to find you. Our ancestors probably would have spirited (geddit? geddit?) you some place where we can’t reach.
Oh, do not wear red, or black. You may be mistaken for who you are not. If you do not have a change of clothes, it would be safer to strip. You may put your clothes back on when the sun rises.
Oh, do not take any photographs. Our residents and ancestors dislike the flash it gives off, and besides, you might find some scary faces (which is so totally different from how we really look, I must say) appearing in the photos.
Oh, enjoy yourself. It is, after all a festival, a celebration full of food, entertainment, fun and games.
Hoo, boy. Sounds like a night of adventure planned just for me. Dare I risk it? I just might, and I’ll update you guys about it. If I actually live to tell the tale.
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1. What’s the best place to buy my anime figures from? That’s going to depend a lot on what works for you, but most people around here buy them from Amiami, Big in Japan, Hobby Search, HobbyLink Japan, or Tokyo Otaku Mode. If none of those work for you for whatever reason, there’s a list of reputable retailers in the sidebar that you can check out at any time. Be extra careful when ordering figures from websites like Amazon or ebay, as there are a lot of bootlegs on those sites. Don’t be afraid to ask in our Bootleg Megathread if you’re unsure. 2. What differences are there between the shipping options I get from most Japanese shops? Below is a rundown of the main shipping choices you’ll get at most retailers. Keep in mind that if an order is large enough you will be forced to use one of the more expensive options, as SAL shipments have lower size and weight restrictions.
Unregistered SAL: Sometimes referred to as uSAL, is usually the cheapest method. It does not come with any tracking or insurance. Usually takes up 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Registered SAL: Sometimes referred to as rSAL, is insured for the declared value up to 6,000 yen. It comes with a tracking number and usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery.
EMS: This method of shipping is much faster than either SAL options, usually arriving within a week of shipment. EMS shipments are insured for the declared value up to 2,000,000 yen.
Surface: Shops don't offer this very often. It's an actual cargo ship and slow as a result.
DHL: Becoming more available as an alternative to EMS on AmiAmi and other sites. Can be less expensive than EMS and of comparable speed, but may be more reliant on the specific geographical area being shipped to. Offers their own tracking.
3. I placed two+ orders for figures at different times. Will my items be shipped together, or will I have to pay shipping twice? Most shops will ask you to pay shipping on a per-order basis, but here are some that will allow combined shipping:
Amiami: You can combine orders here, as long as the orders ship in the same month. It doesn’t matter if the item is new or preowned. Any preorders that are set for that month can also be combined with other orders for that month. However, be aware that if the preorder gets delayed, Amiami will remove that item from that month’s shipment and place it on a new order. To combine orders on Amiami, use the “Combine Orders” feature under “My Account”.
Hobby Search: Hobby Search will let you combine orders that release in the same month, but you cannot combine in stock items with preorders. If you want to combine multiple preorders, or multiple in stock items, you can do so using the “Order Recombination” feature on your account page.
HobbyLink Japan: At HLJ, you have the option to send paid orders to their “Private Warehouse”, where you can store them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to ship the items, you simply select which items to ship and HLJ will combine them into one shipment for you. To use this, just select the “Private Warehouse” option as shipping when you order.
GSC Web Shop: Here you’ll pay a flat 2,000 yen fee per order. It doesn’t matter how many items you put in your order, or how many different months the items release in. They will charge you 2,000 yen and ship all items as they release. The exception to this rule is their Wonder Festival exclusive items. Those can only be placed in the same order as other Wonder Festival items.
If you’re unsure about whether or not a shop we haven’t listed will combine your orders, please refer to their individual FAQ’s. 4. When will I get charged for my preorder? Most Japanese shops charge you once the item is in stock and ready for shipment. When that happens, they will send you an email asking for payment. Some shops (mostly overseas ones), will allow you to pay for the item up front though, if you’d like. A few with that option are:
Big in Japan (Japanese store)
Tokyo Otaku Mode
Keep in mind that overseas stores will likely get the figure a few months after Japanese ones, so pay attention to the release date stated on the website you are buying from so as to avoid that confusion. 5. Should I expect to pay customs fees when importing figures? That depends on where you live. Here’s a quick rundown:
Australia: 10% GST is now assessed up front.
Canada: Minimum declared value for charges is around CAD$20 for regular shipments, and CAD$60 for gifts (gifting something only seems to lower the declared value by about CAD$40, not deplete it completely). When using Amiami, try their Small Air Packet option. It comes with tracking, gets there in about the same time as EMS, and is better at avoiding customs.
Europe: Using EMS raises your chance of getting charged for customs. SAL can still avoid customs in some countries, but generally gets checked in the UK now if the items are above the threshold. Amiami offers a shipping service called “Small Air Packet” that is really good for avoiding customs when you are only shipping one or two figures. Small Air Packet usually takes about the same amount of time as EMS, and still comes with tracking.The minimum declared value for customs charges in the Europe is pretty low- around £15 (£36 for gifts) / €20.
Mexico: Minimum declared value for customs fees is USD$300 for shipments by post, and USD$50 for shipments by courier.
United States: A shipment has to have a declared value of USD$2,000 before customs starts hitting you with fees, so you most likely won’t have to worry about them at all.
6. The figure I want is an exclusive, how do I go about ordering one outside of Japan? You have three options for this: A.Big in Japan is known to stock exclusive figures and ship to other countries. Usually the price is higher because they build in their proxy fees, but it’s easier than worrying about using a forwarder or proxy service. If you live in the US, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf, and Tokyo Otaku Mode also get exclusives sometimes, but out of the states the shipping can get expensive. B. Forwarding Services: A forwarder is someone who you ship an exclusive item to so that they can forward the package on to you, usually for a flat fee + shipping. When using a forwarder you still make the purchase yourself, and enter their address into the shipping field. When the box arrives at the forwarder they will then stick your address onto the package and send it on its way. Some popular forwarders are:
Be sure to read each sites instructions on forwarding carefully! C. Proxy Services: With a proxy, you tell them what the item you’re looking for is and they will purchase it in your stead. This is handy for when a company doesn’t accept foreign credit cards, or you’re having trouble navigating a Japanese website. Some popular proxies are:
Again, be sure you thoroughly read through each sites proxy instructions. 7. I see a bunch of really cheap figures that ship from China on ebay. Are those okay to buy? Generally, no. They’re most likely bootlegs. If you want a second opinion on that, feel free to ask in the Bootleg Megathread that’s always stickied at the top of the sub. 8. What’s a bootleg, and how can I avoid buying them? A bootleg is a counterfeit figure often made using rejected molds of the official product. They are usually priced significantly lower than the genuine article, and in order to make their profit, bootleggers use lower quality materials and have less attention to detail- resulting in a substandard figure. The Bootleg Megathread that I mentioned in question 7 is a great tool to avoid buying any bootlegs. It has a few tips and tricks to avoiding them to begin with, and a few more on how to spot them if you’re worried you might already own one. 9. Does anyone know when figure X is going to be released? How do I know if it was delayed? My Figure Collection (sometimes referred to as MFC) does an excellent job of staying on top of information like release dates and delays. If you’re curious about an upcoming figures release date, check there first. This information can be found directly under the “Releases” section on a figure’s entry. If you only see a month and a year in that section, it means the release date has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, and there is still a chance the figure could be delayed. If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things. 10. The figure I want is long sold out at normal retailers! What’s the best place to pick it up in the aftermarket? A list of reputable retailers can be found under the “Shops” section of the /AnimeFigures sidebar. They all sell legitimate products, and many of them also sell figures second hand. However, the most frequently suggested second hand sites are Mandarake and Amiami- who has a preowned section that they update every night save Sundays and Japanese holidays around 1PM JST and again around 6PM JST. AmiAmi grades their pre-owned items on a letter scale. The general consensus from buyers is that their ratings are conservative, so unless the item and/or packaging is specifically indicated as having significant flaws, pre-owned items from them are usually in at least as good a condition as their rating suggests. Note:When you search Mandarake, you’ll get the best results by using the Japanese characters for whatever you are searching. If you don’t know them, you can find them on MFC by clicking on any of the “details” in that figure’s listing. 11. Amiami has a figure I’m interested in labeled as “For sale in Japan only”. Does this mean I can’t order it without a proxy or forwarder? No, you can still order it. Amiami’s English site has that warning on many items, and it’s mostly meant to inform you that this product was made for a Japanese market, and as such, will have Japanese speaking/writing in it- so don’t expect any instructions to be in English. If Amiami doesn’t want foreigners buying a certain product, they won’t even list it on their English site.
Displaying Your Figures
12. What display cases do you recommend? If you live near an Ikea try out one of these:
If you don’t live near an Ikea, Amazon has a few display options, though they are more expensive. Also keep an eye on your local Craigslist (or your country’s equivalent) and stores near you that are closing up. 13. What lighting do you guys recommend? Ikea’s Dioder LED strips are often suggested. They come in white or muti-colored. Most hardware stores carry something similar though, if you don’t live by an Ikea. Just make sure that the lights don’t get too hot! 14. What are those clear plastic boxes that I see under everyone’s figures in their collection posts, and where can I get them? Those are called risers. Most of us use standard acrylic risers like these. Some other, easy to find things that have been suggested are:
Check your local hobby store for the first 2 options, or your local hardware store if you want to make your own. Another common suggestion is to visit The Container Store if you have one near you. They have a lot of things to choose from that can suit a variety of needs. Be sure to check out their standard acrylic risers, their Amac boxes, and the various display cases they sell (baseball cases, mini car cases. hockey puck cases, etc). 15. Should I keep my figures sealed? That is, of course, up to you really, but here are a few things to keep in mind when debating this question:
Keeping it sealed can actually damage your figure. PVC figures usually have something called plasticizer in them, and that plasticizer needs to be able to breath. If a PVC figure isn’t exposed to oxygen, after a period of time the plasticizer starts to break down and form a sticky substance on the surface of the figure. Simply opening your figures and taking them out of the box prevents this from happening. If you happen to find plasticizer goo on one of your figures, Kahotan has a handy guide for dealing with it.
Unlike some other figure markets, keeping an anime figure sealed won’t raise its value by a whole lot. In fact, because of the plasticizer problem mentioned above, your figure could actually be in better condition if you open it versus keeping it sealed.
Finding the Right Figure(s) for You
16. There are so many figure companies! Who makes good figures?! Obviously this is a very subjective question, but as a general starting point, here are a few well renowned figure companies:
Good Smile Company
Kotobukiya (usually hit or miss for people. Use your best judgement based off of the prototype)
17. I really love “series X / character X”- how can I check if any figures were ever made for it? My Figure Collection can be your best friend here. Simply do a search on the name of the series or character using the search bar located at the top right of the screen, and all associated figures pop up! Alternatively, if you’re looking at a figure’s MFC entry, most of the text under the “Details” section can be clicked on and used to run a search. 18. How can I commission a custom figure? None of the major figure companies (Alter, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, etc.) will take a commission for a single figure. This thread has a few websites in it that you can check out, or you can look into garage kits. Some kit painters would be willing to resculpt, frankenstein together, or otherwise modify kits for the right price. If you're looking for help completing a garage kit, /brushforhire may be useful.
Keeping Up with New Announcements
19. How can I keep up with figure news (announcements, updates, etc.)? Most people use a MFC combined with any or all of the following news sites:
PlastiKitty (Hasn't updated in a year, still has useful information in its archives)
To use MFC for this I’ll quote question #9.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
Most companies have one or more Twitter accounts. Some examples: Good Smile Company sales, Good Smile's USA branch, Max Factory, AmiAmi Hobby News. 20. Everyone’s excited about something called Wonfes….. what the heck is that?! WonFes (short for Wonder Festival) is a biannual figure expo where many figure producers (both large and small) show off new sculpts and updates to figures already under way. Most companies save their most exciting announcements for WonFes, so we all look forward to the expo whenever it rolls around! Winter Wonder Festival is usually held in February, while Summer Wonder Festival is usually in July. The event has also spread to Shanghai, in the late spring. 21. One or two (or 15) figures were announced at WonFes that I’m really excited about! How can I keep track of their progress once the event is over? MFC is always really quick about getting new WonFes announcements (or any others throughout the year, for that matter) listed in their database, so we suggest using that. To find a figure from the event you can search any number of things, including the name of the character or the name of the show. You can also use the tag search to search “WonderFestival 20xx_[season]” to see all items announced at that event.
Here is our comprehensive list of every single mecha anime (and some Tokusatsu) series, OVA, & movie ever made: Important note about Korean works: Korean animation developed a bit late, and Japanese anime had been banned in Korea up until the late 1980s. Due to this fact, combined with the art form being in its infancy in Korea, many older Korean works were blatant knockoffs of Japanese works. These works also typically received extremely poor quality translations if they were translated at all. By the late 1990s Korean animation had finally established its footing and put out better quality and more original content. The best example of this known to english speaking regions is Iron Kid, known as Eon Kid in english. We encourage the embrace of more modern Korean animation, but take heed of this history when exploring the Korean works of old. Other terms: Hentai - This is the term for pornographic anime. While it is extremely rare for a hentai title to be released in the mecha genre, such titles do exist. In the interest of completion we have included these select few titles in the megalist, but they are appropriately noted as such. Viewers be advised. HK Subs - Subtitled in english by english speaking regions in Asia, usually Hong Kong. These are typically lower quality due to the translators not being native english speakers or in some cases limited knowledge of english. The worst cases of these are found on bootleg DVDs which are very prevalent in some Asian countries outside of Japan. HK Dub - On some occasions anime was dubbed in english in english speaking regions of Asia. These usually suffer the same problems as HK subs. The most infamous example is the english dub of Transformers Headmasters and Victory. Fansub - Fan subs are usually good quality subs created by fans for anime that has never received an official license for release in the english speaking western world. A very large portion of the megalist is unlicensed, particularly anime from the 1980s or older. If an anime does get licensed, its fansubbing project will be halted. Official licenses is the universal goal for all the anime we cover. 1963 Mighty Atom/Astro Boy (01/01/1963 - 31/12/1966; 193 episodes first 104 eng dubbed, last 89 eng-sub only) The very first anime, by god of manga Osamu Tezuka. Tetsujin #28/Gigantor (20/10/1963 - 27/05/1966; 83 episodes, only first 52 episodes eng dubbed ) Popularized robots that were giant 8 Man/Tobor the 8th Man (07/11/1963 - 31/12/1964; 56 episodes, first 52 episodes eng dubbed) First cybernetic characters 1964 Astro Boy: Hero of Space (25/07/1964; Compilation movie of eps 46, 56 and 71) 1965 Space Ace (Very first production of Tatsunoku - Only first 3 episodes eng fansubbed) 1966 Rainbow Squadron Robin (23/04/1966 - 24/03/1967; 48 episodes untranslated) Cyborg 009 (movie) (21/07/1966) Team of cyborgs (eng fansubbed) Robotan (01/10/1966 - 27/09/1968; 104 episodes untranslated, presumed lost) 1967 Cyborg 009 and the Monster Wars (movie) (19/03/1967) (eng fansubbed) Adventure Boy Shadar (18/09/1967 - 30/03/1968; 156 episodes untranslated) Giant Robo/Johnny Sokko and his Flying Robot (11/10/1967 - 01/04/1968; live-action, 26 episodes eng-dubbed) 1968 Golden Iron Man (Korean) 1969 The Flying Ghost Ship (eng subbed very early work of Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki) 1970 Kaitei 3-Man Mile (Untranslated) 1971 Lightning Atom (Korean) The Return of Lightning Atom (Korean) 1972 Astroganger, First colour mecha anime (only first 2 episodes eng fansubbed) Hellhound Liner 0011, Transform! (eng fansubbed) Mazinger Z, first "Super Robot" and first piloted (65 episodes eng dubbed, last 27 eng fansubbed) Rainbowman (Later remade into a mecha anime) 1973 Babel II (Fansubbed up to episode 14 *in progress) Doraemon (26 eps) (Most episodes lost) Mazinger Z vs. Devilman (eng fansubbed) Neo-Human Casshern (eng subbed) Zero Tester (Sunrise's first mecha series. Untranslated) 1974 Getter Robo, First Combining robots (Eng fansubbed) Great Mazinger (Eng subbed) Mazinger Z vs. Dr. Hell (eng fansubbed) Mazinger Z vs. The Great General of Darkness (eng fansubbed) 1975 Brave Raideen (first robot to transform in a realistic style.) (Eng fansubbed up to ep 32, in progress) Getter Robo G (First 26 episodes eng dubbed as part of Force Five, all eps eng fansubbed.) Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo (eng fansubbed) Great Mazinger vs. Getter Robo G: The Great Space Encounter (eng fansubbed) The Great Battle of the Flying Saucers (Pilot movie for UFO Robo Grendizer, eng fansubbed) Space Knight Tekkaman (13 eps all eng fansubbed) Steel Jeeg (eng fansubbed *completed 2018*) Time Bokan (Some episodes eng dubbed as Timefighters, largely untranslated) UFO Robo Grendizer (26 episodes dubbed as Force Five, all eps eng fansubbed) 1976 Blocker Gundan IV Machine Blaster (Eps 1-7 eng fansubbed, ongoing) Countdown Robo (unknown?) Demon Dragon of the Heavens Gaiking (26 episodes eng dubbed as Force Five, all eps fully eng subbed) Goliath the Super Fighter (First mecha series with female lead character, Untranslated) Grendizer, Getter Robo G, Great Mazinger: Decisive Battle! The Great Sea Monster (Fansubbed) Groizer X (First 4 episodes eng fansubbed. *ongoing) Iron Man 007 (Korean) Magne Robo Ga-Keen (First 8 episodes fan-subbed, ongoing) Robot Child Beeton (Untranslated) Super Electromagnetic Robo Combattler V (First part of the Super Robot Romance Trilogy) (Eng HK subbed) UFO Robo Grendizer vs. Great Mazinger (Fansubbed) UFO Warrior Dai Apolon (Eng fansubbed *completed 2018) UFO Warrior Dai Apolon 2 (Untranslated) Robot Taekwon V (Korean) Robot Taekwon V Jae2tan: Wooju-jakjeon (Korean) 1977 Dinosaur War Izenborg (First 26 episodes eng fansubbed *ongoing) Glacier Warrior Guyslugger (Untranslated) Invincible Super Man Zanbot 3 (eng fansubbed) Jetter Mars (Created by Osamu Tezuka to temporarily replace Astro Boy due to copyright complications - Fansubbed up to episode 13 *status unknown*) Mechander Robo (Asian english dubbed, first episode eng fansubbed, ongoing) Planetary Robo Danguard Ace (Eng dubbed/edited into movie trilogy, Up to episode 11 fansubbed ongoing) Planetary Robo Danguard Ace vs. The Army of Insect Robots (eng fansubbed) Robot Taekwon V 3: Undersea Mission (Korean) Super Electromagnetic Machine Voltes V (Second part of the Super Robot Romance Trilogy) (HK Dub, eng fansubbed, licensed eng subs coming soon) Superhuman Combat Team Baratack (Untranslated) Super Supercar Gattiger (Untranslated) Ultra-Transforming Magic Robot Ginguiser (Up to ep 9 fansubbed *ongoing) Yatterman (108 eps) (Time Bokan series, Up to episode 7 eng fansubbed) 1978 Daikengo, The Guardian of Space (Fully eng fansubbed *Complete 2018) Fighting King Daimos (Third and final installment of the Super Robot Romance Trilogy) (Fulling eng fansubbed) Gold Wing 123 (korean) Invincible Steel Man Daitarn 3 (Fully eng fansubbed) Mazinger X (korean) Planetary Robo Danguard Ace: The Great Space War (short film, fully fansubbed) Robot Taekwon V vs Golden Wing 123 (korean) Starzinger (First 26 episodes eng dubbed as part of Force Five, Eng fansubbed up to episode 13 *Fansubber on hiatus) 1979 Doraemon (1787 eps) Doraemon: It's Autumn! Doraemon: It's New Year! Doraemon: It's Spring! Doraemon: It's Summer! Doraemon: It's Winter! Fighting King Daimos: The Movie Future Robo Daltanias (Fully eng fansubbed) Gordian The Warrior (Up to ep 6 fansubbed, ongoing) Marine Express (eng fansubbed) Mobile Suit Gundam (first Real Robot anime and first anime to attract a teen audience) Space Black Knight (Korean) Spaceboy Cache (Korean) Starzinger II (Untranslated) Starzinger: The Movie (Eng fansubbed) Zenderman (Time Bokan series, Untranslated) 1980 Cyborg 009: Legend of the Super Galaxy (Eng Dub only) 007 Boys: Galaxies Together (Korean) Astro Boy (52 eps) (Fully eng dubbed & subbed, licensed releases) Doraemon Movie 1: Nobita's Dinosaur Invincible Robo Trider G7 (Fully Fansubbed) Otasukeman (Time Bokan series, untranslated) Space Emperor God Sigma (Untranslated) Space Runaway Ideon (Fully Fansubbed) Space Warrior Baldios (Fully Fansubbed) Tetsujin 28 (51 eps) (Fully eng dubbed and fansubbed) 1981 007 Boys: Underground Empire (Korean) Beast King GoLion (Fully eng dubbed as Voltron, fully subbed as GoLion, licensed releases) Demon God of the War-Torn Land GoShogun (Eng dubbed as part of Macron 1. Fully subbed, licensed release.) Doraemon Movie 2: The Record of Nobita - Spaceblazer Doraemon TV Special 1: What Am I for Momotaro? Dr. Slump (Shonnen 75 out of 243 eps fansubbed) Fang of the Sun Dougram (Fully eng fansubbed) Galactic Whirlwind Braiger (First part of the J9 Trilogy, Fully eng fansubbed) Golden Warrior: the Gold Lightan (Up to episode 32 fansubbed, ongoing) Mechanical Boy Dotakon (Untranslated) Mobile Suit Gundam: The Movie (first of the trilogy compiling Mobile Suit Gundam (1979) into movies, this helped boost popularlity of Gundam a lot which meant Zeta was created. Fully eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit Gundam The Movie II: Soldiers of Sorrow (Fully eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Robotic Rocket Thunder (Unknown?) Six God Combination Godmars (Fully eng subbed, licensed release) Space Warrior Baldios: The Movie (Eng dubbed & Subbed, licensed release) Ultimate Robo Daihoja (Untranslated) Yattodetaman (Time Bokan series, Untranslated) 1982 Armored Fleet Dairugger XV (Eng dubbed as Vehicle Voltron, Eng subbed as Dairugger XV, licensed release) Combat Mecha Xabungle (Fully Eng-fansubbed. Licensed sub release coming) Demon Regions Legend Acrobunch (Fully Eng Fansubbed *2019*) Doraemon Movie 3: Nobita and the Haunts of Evil Future Boy 1720: Bermuda in 5000 (Korean) Galactic Gale Baxinger (Second part of the J9 Trilogy, Up to episode 16 eng fansubbed) Ippatsuman the Antihero (Time Bokan series, untranslated) Marine-X (Unknown) Mobile Suit Gundam The Movie III: Encounters in Space (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Rainbowman (Untranslated) Robby the Rascal (Untranslated) Six God Combination Godmars: The Movie (Eng Subbed, licensed release) Solar 123 (Korean) Space Runaway Ideon: Be Invoked (Finale of Ideon series, eng fansubbed) Space Runaway Ideon: A Contact (Movie adaptation of Ideon series, eng fansubbed) Super Angels (Unknown) Super Dimensional Fortress Macross (First of the SDF Trilogy, Eng dubbed as the first part of Robotech, re-eng dubbed as Macross, also subbed, licensed release.) Super Mazinger 3 (Korean) Super Robot Taekwon V (Korean) Thunderbirds 2086 (Fully Eng dubbed back in the 1980s as part of the UK Thunderbirds series, No subs yet.) 1983 Armored Trooper Votoms (Iconic series that spawned over a dozen OVAs, Fully eng subbed multiple times.) Aura Battler Dunbine (First fantasy mecha series, fully eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Choro Q Dougram (Chibi parody, eng fansubbed) Dallos (Fully subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 4: Nobita's Monstrous Underwater Castle Galactic Drifter Vifam (Features one of the first original english OP songs, fully eng fansubbed) Galactic Whirlwind Sasuraiger (Third entry in the J9 Trilogy, untranslated) Genesis Climber Mospeada (Fully Eng Dubbed as the third part of Robotech, Fully eng subbed as Mospeada, licensed releases) Itadakiman (Time Bokan series, untranslated) Iron Man Angels (Unknown) Lightspeed ElectroGod Albegas (Planned to be Gladiator Voltron in english, but cancelled due to poor reception of Vehicle Voltron, remains untranslated) Mission Outer Space Srungle (Eng dubbed spliced into Macron 1, largely Untranslated) Plastic Model Wrestling Sanshiro (Fully eng fansubbed) Psycho Armor Govarion (Up to episode 7 Eng fansubbed, licensed sub release coming soon) Space Gundam V (korean) Special Armored Battalion Dorvack (Fully eng fansubbed) Super Dimensional Century Orguss (Second SDF series, omitted from Robotech. First 17 eps eng dubbed in 1990s, fully eng subbed, licensed release) Super Express Mazinger 7 (korean) Super Titan 15 (Korean knock off of Vehicle Voltron) The Fang of the Sun Dougram Documents (Movie adaptation of Dougram, eng fansubbed) Xabungle Graffiti (Eng subbed, included with Xabungle series engish licensed release) 1984 Doraemon Movie 5: Nobita's Great Adventure into the Underworld Galactic Drifter Vifam: Atsumatta 13-nin (Untranslated) Galactic Drifter Vifam: Kachua Kara no Tayori (Untranslated) Giant Gorg (Fully eng subbed, licensed release) God Mazinger (Fully Eng Fansubbed *completed 2019*) Heavy Metal L-Gaim (Fully eng fansubbed) Mighty Orbots (Fully Eng dubbed, series cut short due to lawsuit from Tonka over Gobots) Panzer World Galient (Fully Eng Fansubbed) Phoenix-Bot Phoenix King (korean) Robot Taekwon V '84 (korean) Star Musketeer Bismark (Fully eng dubbed with additional episodes as Saber Rider & The Star Sheriffs, eng subbed as Bismark) Super Dimensional Cavalry Southern Cross (Third and final part of the SDF Trilogy, eng dubbed as the second part of Robotech, fully eng subbed as SDC Southern Cross) Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: Do You Remember Love? (edited Eng Dub, uncut eng subbed) Super High Speed Galvion (**2019 UPDATE: It has been found and fansubbing has begun!!** Extremely rare, no home video releases even in Japan, final production from Kokusai Eigasha, the studio that produced the J9 Trilogy) Super Robot Galatt (Untranslated) Transformers (Partner project between US's Hasbro & Japan's Takara) Video Ranger 007 (Korean) Video Warrior Laserion (First anime to feature the concept of VR, untranslated) 1985 2020 Wonder Kid (Korean, beginning of original, non-knockoff Korean animation) Armored Trooper Votoms: The Last Red Shoulder (First of many Votoms OVAs, eng fansubbed) Blue Comet SPT Layzner (Fully eng fansubbed) Demon God of the War-Torn Land Goshogun: The Time Etranger (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Dirty Pair (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Dirty Pair: Affair on Nolandia (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 6: Nobita's Little Star Wars Fight!! Iczer-1 (OVA, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Galactic Drifter Vifam: Kieta 12-nin (Eng fansubbed) Galactic Drifter Vifam: "Keito no Kioku" - Namida no Dakkai Sakusen (Eng fansubbed) It Came From Outer Space (korean) Leda: The Fantastic Adventure of Yokho (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mecha Robot Corps 3 (Korean) Megazone 23 (Eng dubbed & subbed licensed release, alternate eng dub/cut as Robotech: The Movie) Micro-Commando Diatron-5 (korean) Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam (Fully eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Ninja Robots (Eng dubbed in 1990s, HK eng subbed) Rambot 3 (Korean) Solar Adventure (korean) Super Beast Machine God Dancouga (Fully eng subbed, licensed release) 1986 Armored Trooper Votoms: Big Battle (Eng fansubbed) Blue Comet SPT Layzner OVA (eng fansubbed, recape & finale of series) Cool Cool Bye (eng fansubbed) Dancouga: Requiem for Victims (eng subbed, licensed release) Del Power X (eng fansubbed) Doraemon Movie 7: Nobita and the Steel Troops Guyver: Out of Control (Eng subbed, licensed release) Heavy Metal L-Gaim I: Pentagonal Window/Lady Gyabure (series recap, eng fansubbed) It Came From Outer Space 2 (korean) Machine Robo: Revenge of Chronos (HK subs, first 15 episodes officially eng subbed, incomplete due to licensee closure) Megazone 23 Part II (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ (eng subbed licensed release, one of a select few Gundam titles never eng dubbed) M.D. Geist (title character became mascot for US Manga Corps, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Panzer World Galient OVA (Eng fansubbed) Project A-ko (eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Robotan (33 eps, untranslated) The Humanoid (eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) They Were 11 (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Transformers: Scramble City (eng subbed, licensed release, Japan exclusive short released instead of the movie in 1986) Transformers: The Movie (eng dubbed & subbed--japanese version released several years after the original US release) Wonder Beat Scrumble (Eng subbed by Crunchyroll, possibly lost now) 1987 Black Magic M-66 (eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Bubblegum Crisis (eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Campus Special Investigator Hikaruon (eng fansubbed) Dangaioh: Hyper Combat Unit (eng fansubbed, episodes 2 & 3 only eng dubbed for licensed release. Licensed sub release is a bit sketchy) Dead Heat (First 3D anime, eng fansubbed) Demon Frontier Legend Le Deus (eng fansubbed) Demon of Steel: Battle of the Great Demon Beasts (eng fansubbed) Dirty Pair OVA (eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Dirty Pair: Project EDEN (eng dubbed & subbed licensed release) Dirty Pair: With Love from the Lovely Angels (finale of main series, eng subbed licensed release) Doraemon Movie 8: Nobita and the Dragon Knight Fujiko Fujio no Kiteretsu Daihyakka (Untranslated) God Bless Dancouga (eng subbed) Good Morning Althea (eng fansubbed) Heavy Metal L-Gaim II: Farewell, My Love/Pentagonal Doors (eng fansubbed, recap of series) Heavy Metal L-Gaim III: Fullmetal Soldier (eng fansubbed, sequel to series) It Came From Outer Space 3 (Korean) It Came From Outer Space 4 (Korean) Machine Robo: Battle Hackers (Continuation of Revenge of Cronos, untranslated) Metal Armor Dragonar (up to episode 31 fansubbed, ongoing) Metal Skin Panic MADOX-01 (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Relic Armor Legaciam (Eng fansubbed) Robot Carnival (Eng dub & subbed. Majority of film has no dialogue. Licensed release) Robot Taekwon V and Golden Wing 123 (korean) Super Dimensional Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 (eng subbed, licensed release - no dialogue, only singing) Transformers: The Headmasters (Japan exclusive continuation of Transformers, Eng dub & eng subs, eng dub is of extremely poor quality from asian source) 1988 Aim for the Top! Gunbuster (Eng subbed, licensed release) Appleseed (Eng dubbed & Subbed, licensed release) Armor Hunter Mellowlink (Votoms, Eng fansubbed) Armored Trooper Votoms: Red Shoulder Document - Roots of Ambition (Eng fansubbed) (New Story Of) Aura Battler Dunbine: The Tale of Neo Byston Well (Eng fansubbed) Dominion Tank Police (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 9: Nobita's Parallel Journey to the West Dragon's Heaven (Eng fansubbed) Hades Project Zeorymer (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Leina: Wolf Sword Legend (Machine Robo, untranslated) Kiteretsu Encyclopedia (Untranslated) Mobile Police Patlabor OVA (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack (Finale of original Gundam timeline, Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk I (chibi parody, Eng fansubbed) It Came From Outer Space 5 (korean) Six God Combination GodMars: Seventeen Year Old Legend (Eng subbed, licensed release) Sonic Soldier Borgman (Fully Eng fansubbed *Completed 2019*) Space Family Carlvinson (Eng fansubbed) Spirit Hero Wataru (Keith Courage, HK subbed) The Tokyo Project (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Transformers: Super God Master Force (Second Japan exclusive continuation of Transformers, eng subbed, licensed release) 1989 All That Gundam (10th anniversary special) Ariel Visual (Eng subbed, licensed release) Assemble Insert (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Cybernetics Guardian (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Dancouga: Blazing Epilogue (Eng fansubbed) Doraemon Movie 10: Nobita at the Birth of Japan Dorami-chan Movie 1: Mini-Dora SOS (Doraemon) It Came From Outer Space 6 (korean) Jushin Liger (Fully Eng Fansubbed *completed 2019*) Magic King Grandzort (HK subs, up to episode 8 fansubbed) Megazone 23 Part III (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Police Patlabor (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Police Patlabor: The Movie (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk II (chibi Eng fansubbed) Mobile Suit SD Gundam Mk III (chibi eng fansubbed) Mobile Suit SD Gundam's Counterattack (chibi eng fansubbed) New Spirit Hero Wataru (Eng fansubbed) Sonic Soldier Borgman: Last Battle (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) The Five Star Stories (Eng subbed, licensed release) The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Transformers: Victory (Third Japan exclusive continuation of Transformers, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release. eng dub is of extremely poor quality from asian source.) 1990 A.D. Police Files (Bubblegum Crisis, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Brave Exkaiser (First of the Brave/Yuusha series that was created to replace Transformers in Japan. Fully eng fansubbed) Dirty Pair Flight 005 Conspiracy (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 11: Nobita's Animal Planet Hissatsuman (Time Bokan series, only one not made by Tatsunoku untranslated) Lightning Trap: Leina & Laika (Machine Robo, eng fansubbed) Magic King Granzort: The Last of the Magical Wars (HK eng subbed) Mobile Police Patlabor: The New Files (Eng dub & sub, licensed release) Mobile Suit SD Gundam IV (chibi Eng fansubbed) Mobile Suit SD Gundam V (chibi untranslated) Mobile Suit SD Gundam Gaiden (chibi, eng fan translated) Musashi, The Samurai Lord (Untranslated) NG Knight Lamune & 40 (Up to episode 19 eng fansubbed, ongoing) Robot Taekwon V '90 (korean) RPG Legend Hepoi (First 3 eps eng fansubbed, ongoing) Sonic Soldier Borgman: Lovers Rain (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Spirit Hero Wataru: Legend of the Spirit Hero (Keith Courage, Untranslated) Spirit Hero Wataru 2 (Keith Courage, Untranslated) Takegami: Guardian of Darkness (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Transformers: Zone (Finale of Japan exclusive continuation of Transformers, shifted over to manga exclusive. Eng subbed, licensed release) 1991 Absolutely Invincible Raijin-Oh (First Eldran series, another Japan exclusive replacement for Transformers, first 25 eps eng dubbed & subbed, 26-51 eng subbed only due to license budget, licensed release.) (Delux) Ariel (sequel to Ariel Visual, eng subbed, licensed release) Armored Police Metal Jack (Up to episode 5 eng fansubbed, ongoing) Brave Hero of the Sun, Firebird (Second Brave/Yuusha series, fully eng fansubbed) Bubblegum Crash (Finale of original Bubblegum Crisis, Eng dubbed & Subbed, licensed release) CB Character Go Nagai World (Chibi homage to legendary mecha director Go Nagai, eng subbed, licensed release.) Detonator Orgun (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 12: Nobita's Dorabian Nights Dorami-chan Movie 2: Wow, The Kid Gang of Bandits (Doraemon) Emergency Departure Rescue Kids (Untranslated) Getter Robo Go (Up to episode 9 eng fansubbed, ongoing) Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit Gundam F91 (movie edition of cancelled Gundam series, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit SD Gundam: Musha, Knight, Commando (chibi, untranslated) NG Knight Lamune & 40 EX (Untranslated) Roujin Z (Early work of the legendary Satoshi Kon, Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) The Guyver: Bio-Booster Armor II (OVA series finale, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) 1992 All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku OVA (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Absolutely Invincible Raijin-Oh OVA (Eng fansubbed) Babel II: The Legend (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Black Lion (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Brave Fighter of Legend DaGarn (Third Brave/Yuusha series, fully eng fansubbed) D-1 Devastator (Part 1 eng fansubbed, project on hiatus) Doraemon Movie 13: Nobita and the Kingdom of Clouds Energetic Bomb Ganbaruger (Second Eldran series, fully eng fansubbed) Genesis Survivor Gaiarth (Eng dubbed & subbed, english release on VHS & laserdisc only) Giant Robo (Adaptation of the Tokusatsu series, Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) It Came From Outer Space 7 (korean) K.O. Beast (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Magic King Granzort: The Adventure (HK eng subbed) Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: The Last Blitz of Zeon (movie version of the OVA series, Eng subbed, licensed release) Super Dimensional Fortress Macross II: Lovers, Again (Non-canon finale of SDF Macross, Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Tekkaman Blade (Eng dubbed & edited as Teknoman-only 43 eps, eng subbed as Tekkaman Blade, all eps, licensed releases) Tetsujin 28 FX (Untranslated) 1993 8 Man After (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Ambassador Magma (based on an Osamu Tezuka work--which was the first colour Tokusatsu series, eng dubbed, licensed release, original Tokusatsu series was also eng dubbed as The Space Giants) Big Wars (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Brave Express Might Gaine (Fourth Brave/Yuusha series, fully eng fansubbed) Casshan: Robot Hunter (Casshern, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 14: Nobita and the Tin-Plate Labyrinth Dorami-chan Movie 3: Hello, Dynosis Kids!! (Doraemon) It Came From Outer Space 8 (korean) Kishin Corps: Alien Defender Geo-Armor (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Matchless Passion Go-Saurer (Eng fansubbed) Mobile Police Patlabor 2: The Movie (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit SD Gundam Festival (Chibi, untranslated) Mobile Suit Victory Gundam, (final Gundam series in original timeline, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Moldiver (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) New Dominion Tank Police (Eng Dubbed & subbed, licensed release) NG Knight Lamune & 40 DX (Untranslated) Shooting Star Machine Gakusaver (Eng fansubbed) Sonic Soldier Borgman 2: New Century 2058 (Eng fansubbed) Spirit Hero Wataru: The Final Hour of the Princess (Eng fansubbed) Super Dimensional Century Orguss 02 (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Time Bokan: Royal Revival (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Whirlwind! Iron Leaguer (Fully Eng fansubbed) 1994 Armored Trooper Votoms: The Brilliant Heretic (Eng fansubbed) Brave Police J-Decker (Fifth Brave/Yuusha series fully eng fansubbed) Dirty Pair Flash (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 15: Nobita's Fantastic Three Musketeers Dorami-chan Movie 4: A Blue Straw Hat (Doraemon) Genocyber (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Giant Robo: Gin-Rei Special (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Iria: Zeiram the Animation (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) It Came From Outer Space 9 (Korean) Key the Metal Idol (Eng subbed & dubbed, licensed release) Lord of Lords Ryu Knight (Fully eng fansubbed) Lord of Lords Ryu Knight: Adeu's Legend (OVA version of Ryu Knight, fully eng fansubbed) Macross 7 (Fully eng fansubbed) Macross Plus (Eng dubbed & subbed, license released in both movie & ova formats, movie is subbed only) Magic Knight Rayearth (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mars (Untranslated) Mega Man (Partner project between US & Japan studios, released in english) Mega Man: Upon A Star (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Fighter G Gundam (Shonen style Gundam, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Red Baron (Up to episode 8 fansubbed, ongoing) Tekkaman Blade II (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Whirlwind! Iron Leaguer: Silver Light (Fully eng fansubbed) Yamato Takeru (Fully eng fansubbed) 1995 Armitage III (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Battle Skipper (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Dokkan! Robotendon (Untranslated) Doraemon Movie 16: Nobita's Genesis Diary Doraemon TV Special 2: 2112 - The Birth of Doraemon Galaxy Fraulein Yuna (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Golden Brave Goldran (Sixth Brave/Yuusha series, fully eng fansubbed) Ghost in the Shell (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Imagination Science World Gulliver Boy (Up to ep 11 fansubbed, project halted) Lord of Lords Ryu Knight: Adeu's Legend II (Eng fansubbed) Macross 7 Encore (Eng fansubbed) Macross 7: The Movie: The Galaxy is Calling Me (Eng fansubbed) Macross Plus: The Movie (Eng subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Saber Marionette R (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Sailor Victory (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Wild Knights Gulkeeva (HK Eng subbed) Yamato Takeru: After War (HK Eng subbed) 1996 After War Gundam X (Eng subbed, licensed released. One of few Gundam series to never be eng dubbed) Apocalypse Zero (Hentai, Eng dubbed & subbed licensed release) Armitage III Polymatrix (Movie version of Armitage III, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) B't X (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Brave Command Dagwon (Seventh Brave/Yuusha series, Fully eng fansubbed) Doraemon Movie 17: Nobita's Galactic Express Doraemon Special: It's Christmas! Doraemon & The Doraemons Super Special Dorami-chan & The Doraemons Movie 1: Robot School's Seven Mysteries Galaxy Fraulein Yuna Returns (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Gundam 08th MS Team (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Lord of Lords Ryu Knight: Adeu's Legend Final (Eng fansubbed) Martian Successor Nadesico (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Maze Megaburst Space OVA (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) M.D. Geist 2 (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit Gundam Wing: Operation Meteor (Eng subbed, licensed release) My Dear Marie (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Neon Genesis Evangelion (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Power Dolls (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Raideen the Superior (Fully eng fansubbed) Saber Marionette J (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Twin Signal: Family Game (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Vision of Escaflowne (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) VS Knight Ramune & 40 Fire (Fully eng fansubbed) 1997 B't X Neo (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Brave Command Dagwon: The Boy with Crystal Eyes (Fully eng fansubbed) Don't Leave Me Alone, Daisy (Eng subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 18: Nobita's Adventure in Clockwork City Ehrgeiz: The Next War (Eng subbed, licensed release, only released on VHS & laserdisc) Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Hyper Speed GranDoll (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) King of Braves GaoGaiGar (Eighth and final Brave/Yuusha series. First 25 episodes only eng dubbed, all subbed, licensed release) Legend of the Mystical Ninja (Goemon, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Macross 7 Dynamite (Fully eng fansubbed) Magic Knight Rayearth OVA (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Maze Megaburst Space (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Saber Marionette J Again (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Sakura Wars OVA (Based on video game series, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Super Demon Hero Wataru (Keith Courage, fully eng fansubbed) The Doraemons Movie 1: The Mysterious Thief Dorapan & The Mysterious Cartel Virus Buster Serge (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Voogie's Angel (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) VS Knight Ramune & 40 Fresh (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) 1998 All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku DASH! (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Blue Submarine No.6 (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Brain Powerd (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 (Remake of Bubblegum Crisis, Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 19: Nobita's South Sea Adventure Doraemon TV Special 3: Come Back, Doraemon Cyberteam in Akihabara (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) DinoZone (OVAs packed in with toyline, untranslated) Galactic Drifter Vifam 13 (Untranslated) Gasaraki (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Gekiganger III (The anime in the anime Nadesico, eng subbed, licensed release) Getter Robo: Armageddon (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Gundam: Mission To The Rise (3 min 20th anniversary CGI special, made with english narration) Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz - The Movie (Movie version of Endless Waltz, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Kurogane Communication (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Martian Successor Nadesico: The Prince of Darkness (Finale of Nadesico, Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Mobile Suit Gundam: The 08th MS Team - Miller's Report (Movie version of 08th MS Team, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Neo Ranga (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Saber Marionette J to X (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Spriggan (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Steam Detectives (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Super Mobile Legend Dinagiga (Fully Eng fansubbed) The Doraemons Movie 2: The Great Operation of the Springing Insects Transformers: Beast Wars II (Japan exclusive non-CG version of Beast Wars, fully eng fansubbed) Transformers: Beast Wars II - Leo Prime In Imminent Danger! (Finale of Beast Wars II, eng fansubbed) Voogie's Angel Gaiden: Susume! Super Angels! (Untranslated) 1999 A.D. Police (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Betterman (Spinoff of GaoGaiGar, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Blue Gender (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Breakage (Untranslated) Cyberteam in Akihabara: 2011 Summer Vacations (Eng fansubbed) Cybuster (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) D4 Princess (Fully eng fansubbed) Dai-Guard: Terrestrial Defense Corp. (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Dangaizer 3 (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Doraemon Movie 20: Nobita Gets Lost in Space Dual Parallel! Trouble Adventures (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Eden's Bowy (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Gundress (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Hamos (korean) Infinite Ryvius (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Iron Man 3:53 (unknown) Medabots (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Microman vs. Gorgon (untranslated) RESTOL: Special Rescue Team (korean) Sakura Wars: The Gorgeous Blooming Cherry Blossoms (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Tenamonya Voyagers (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) The Big O (Patner project between Japan & US studios, eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) The Doraemons Movie 3: Strange, Sweets, Strange? The Small Giant, Microman (Untranslated) Transformers: Beast Wars Neo (Japan exclusive non-CG Beast Wars series, first 8 eps eng fansubbed, project on hiatus) Turn A Gundam (One of few Gundam series never eng dubbed. Eng subbed, licensed release) Voogie's Angel: Forever And Ever (Untranslated) Z-Mind (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release) Zoids: Chaotic Century (Eng dubbed & subbed, licensed release)
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