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Post by kamidake » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:12 pm

Attempting to revive this thread. Not really a favorite Seiyuu but when Nobuyuki Hiyama first opened his mouth as Yuushiro in Gasaraki, I was FLOORED. Like holy crap that's the smoothest voice I've ever heard. So here's one of my favorite cels of Yuushiro:

http://ix.rubberslug.com/gallery/inv_in ... mID=354086

Show me snow scenes! Or people cold, or covered in snow. For all the snowpocalyses we've been having here.
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Post by JWR » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:35 pm

Still one of my favorite snow scenes

http://ryan.rubberslug.com/gallery/inv_ ... mID=227183

Show me one that brightens your mood each time you view it
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Post by sensei » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:29 am

When you get of a certain age, you start to hope that a visit from the shinigami is going to be a pleasant one. That's one reason (among many) why this one always leaves me smiling and reassured.

http://sensei.rubberslug.com/gallery/in ... mID=385573

I'm already tired of winter: show me some kind of plant that's growing (monster vines and demon vegetables are welcome!)
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Post by tarakatsuki » Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:39 am

http://www.tarakatsuki.com/human-58-trapped

Show me somebody with a big crazy grin.

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Post by Pixel » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:58 am

tarakatsuki wrote:
Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:39 am
http://www.tarakatsuki.com/human-58-trapped

Show me somebody with a big crazy grin.
Is it okay if I go again this soon?

I was thinking about this request. Let's see, big, crazy grin....

Then, it hit me like a bolt of lightening. One of the biggest, craziest grins I've ever seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AEkLXkDgWI

If you just want the still image, here it is!

Disney's Aladdin
Jafar, in the guise of an elderly prisoner, laughing at his on joke.


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Just look at that drool! The wheeze Jafar makes for a laugh during the grin is priceless.

One more point I must make - while everyone was crazy for Robin Williams' antics as the Genie, Jonathan Freeman's Jafar should definitely not be overlooked. His voice was an ingenious counterpoint to the Genie, and Freeman gave a brilliant performance.


Ok, show me ninjas. I'd like to see at least one guy and one girl ninja.

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Post by sensei » Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:38 am

BTW. I share your admiration for Jonathan Freeman, who is a fine singer and stage actor as well. I saw him on Broadway in 1998 in the revival of Bernstein's On the Town.

Would like to show a bunch of ninjas, but Sango is about all I can do to get this thread moving. Here is a nice action image of her getting ready to use her Hirakotsu:

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I do have her with a guy, but it's Miroku, whom she's caught trying to pick up random chicks in the village square and who she's thinking about doing "Haiiii-YAH" to.

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OK, Easter is coming, so show me a religious festival! (A Japanese matsuri or Buddhist ceremony is fine.)
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Post by kathpatty » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:54 am

Best I have is a Wedding Ceremony.....
hopefully religious.. :)

http://kathpatty.rubberslug.com/gallery ... mID=329476

Still - would like to see some eggs, any form................
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Post by kamidake » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:43 am

Warrior holding a tamago, from Tenshi no Tamago. :D

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Post by JWR » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:16 pm

here is a nice collection for you

http://ryan.rubberslug.com/gallery/inv_ ... mID=116561

Show me your hardest fought for auction win
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Post by sensei » Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:27 am

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One of a whole series of wonderful sketches of Nikaru (in Magic Knight Rayearth) casting her signature "Fire Arrow" attack. One series was on white paper but are too preliminary to be gengas -- I call them "white roughs" -- while a second series was on yellow paper and consists of the more complete roughs for the keyframes. Both artists are obviously talented animators. I think the white roughs are by Shinobu Nishioka, one of the major animators for the Rayearth OAV, whose darker, Gothy visual feel seems already present in this sketch.

Anyhow, to Joe's theme (which is enticing enough to make it a topic for a thread of its own): I actually used two auction services, Rinkya and SMJ, to bid against myself to confuse a crowd of Japanside rivals and walk away with this prize. Yeah, I probably added $20 to the final price in doing so, but I made some very stubborn underbidders back off in the process.

Enough about high winning prices: show me something you won for under 1000 yen (under 500 if possible) that you'll never, ever part with.
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Post by dark-water-dragon » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:52 pm

So I got this along time ago for I believe like $10 (about 1000 yen) it is my best piece I have of him sad to say, but I just love his eyes, and would never let him go.

http://dwd.rubberslug.com/gallery/inv_i ... mID=171133

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Post by kathpatty » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:14 am

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Post by Pixel » Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:47 pm

Oh boy, is this one right up my alley!

*cracks finger joints*


IBM 5150 Personal Computer

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Here she is, the mother of all IBM-PC set-ups. According to the seller, this is an IBM 5150 Personal Computer. I don't see a mouse, but it may not have been originally included anyway.

First introduced August 12, 1981, this now ancient computer is widely recognized as the predecessor of the modern Windows-based x86 PC. If you were around in the 80's and 90's and remember the term "IBM-PC Compatible", this computer is in many ways the origin of that phrasing.

The IBM 5150 Personal Computer used an Intel 8088 CPU, clocked at 4.77 MHz . The base configuration came with 16K of RAM, with monochrome graphics. (Note the monitor is a Tatung. The computer itself could also be hooked up to a TV set, though.) and used an audio casette to save data. Up to two 160 KB 5 1/4" floppy drives could be added and hard drives were not supported. Expansion options included (extremely limited) color graphics, up to 64K of RAM in early versions, and 5 ISA slots for expansion. A basic system without monitor and without floppy drives sold for $1565.

Microsoft supplied the operating system and BASIC interpreter for this computer. If you had a floppy drive, you could use Microsoft PC-DOS 1.0 for your OS, otherwise, the computer would boot to the included Microsoft BASIC interpreter. The PC pictured above is using a somewhat later MS-DOS version 3.10. It is possible the model pictured is a later version, with RAM expandable to 640K, and not 100% original. It is still at its core an IBM 5150 PC, and that suits me fine. I'd rather show a working model than a fully original non-working model any day.

If you've ever wondered how Microsoft grew to near crushing dominance in the world of computer operating systems, this right here is the best answer I've found.

Fast forward to today. I was going to show a picture of one of the most powerful x86 based PC's you can get today, but I ran into a problem. I can't show a single good example because a single modern computer or server case can house any number of possible compatible component combinations. Unlike the IBM-5150, there really is no one way a modern PC should look. Although the more power you need, the more limited your choices in components become, of course.

So instead, I'll describe a modern ultra powerful "consumer-grade" PC, the closest thing to a proper descendant of the 5150. Be advised that this is theoretical, in the sense that I have not checked out a full compatible configuration like this. I fully expect this configuration to be doable however, with a noted caveat about sound.

Ultra-Powerful Modern x86 PC, Described

CPU:
Intel Core i9-7980XE CPU Extreme Edition
18 Cores/36 Threads, Base frequency 2.6 GHz, Turbo Boost 3.0 up to 4.40 GHz

OS:
Windows 10 64-bit Pro Edition
64-bit Linux (multiple distributions available-may require UEFI compatibilty, dual-boot/multi-boot with Windows possible provided UEFI cooperation)

RAM:
128 GB DDR4-2666 RAM, Quad-Channel

Graphics/Video Card
3 x Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti PCI-Express Video Card (requires HDMI/DVI-D or DisplayPort capable display device, VGA output not supported)

Sound:
Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 7.1 Channels 32-bit 384 KHz Sound Card or Integrated Intel HD Audio compatible Sound*

Storage:
980GB SATA 6.0GBps Solid State Drive
4TB SATA 6.0Gbps Hard Disk Drive
Interal Blu-Ray [BD-R XL]/DVD Burner Drive (optional, not everone even bothers with an optical drive nowadays.)

Full USB 3.0 Support
Keyboard and Mouse of your choice (NOTE: May require USB, I think Motherboard support for PS/2 is deprecated)

*It might be difficult to cram 3 graphics cards like those listed above and a PCI-Express based cound card in the same computer. An external USB Sound "Card" is another option.

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And to think, it pretty much all started with the IBM 5150.

I know there are Apple computers that pre-date it. I'm just not that familiar with them. I've only ever owned one Apple computer-a PowerMac G3, and it was non-functional when I got it. In any case, the computer above was the trailblazer that would eventually result in the best known computer platform today. For better or worse, even Apple is now using x86-based Intel CPU's in it's computers.

Do you remember I said the IBM 5150 had 5 ISA Slots for expansion?

"Industry Standard Achitecture" was both a card slot, and method of communication between some components in computers like the IBM 5150. While no longer in common physical use today, ISA slots became a regular feature on IBM PC's through the late 90's, but has since been supplanted by PCI, and PCI Express.


The computer I used to type this, an Intel Core i7-6850K based PC with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and running 64-bit Linux, is itself part of the legacy of the IBM 5150 PC.

NOTE: I used the term x86 with the intent of including x86-64 CPU's in the family.

IIRC, x86-64 differentiates a CPU from EM64T. Both are based on x86, but are not exactly the same. One important point is that x86-64 CPU's can be backward compatible with 32-bit code. I actually ran a 32-bit OS on an AMD Athlon 64 for a few years.

Thanks, kathpatty. I thoroughly enjoyed researching your request. :)

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By the way, if you were looking for a computer set up in anime, here is Sakaki-san (of Azumanga Daioh, of course) searching for information about the Iriomote Cat on a library computer, in Episode 24. Osaka notices her at the computer, and decides to see what's up. I wish it showed the actual computer itself, but hopefully with all the previous info it will be good enough.

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Show me an anime girl who has is generally very pleasant and sweet. Cute would be a nice bonus.

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h/t The Obsolete Technology Website IBM 5150 Personal Computer

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Post by dark-water-dragon » Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:14 pm

I think Keiko fits all three

http://dwd.rubberslug.com/gallery/inv_i ... mID=317634

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