April 20, 2014

Gunfight at the antimatter bullet corral

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April 19, 2014

Red half-rim glasses watch -- Ryuugajou Nanana no Maizoukin

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Well, pink.

And the blood is red.

Not watching this show, but spotted the frame grab over at RandomC.

UPDATE: And then I scrolled down and the next show had one, too. "Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou"

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Seikoku no Dragonar -- ep 3

I got tired of waiting so I downloaded a raw and got my framegrabs that way.

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April 18, 2014

Pillow fighters

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Magical Snipers: Lynette and Bisca

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Separated at death?

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April 17, 2014

Vaccines

The whole hooraw about some people refusing to vaccinate their kids because of urban legends about the dangers really strikes me as strange. I understand the situation and have no sympathy, in part because I grew up in the 1950's and most of those vaccines didn't exist then.

We got vaccinated for smallpox, though, which they don't do any more. We got vaccinated for diphtheria and tetanus and pertussis. And the polio vaccine came out while I was a kid.

That was a big one. I remember my parents taking us all to one of the local high schools one evening and we had to stand in a long line, and when we got to the front there was a big tray with a huge pile of sugar cubes, must have been ten pounds of sugar there. And my parents told me to take one cube and eat it. OK fine, if you insist.

But there were a lot of what we called "childhood diseases" for which no vaccines existed, and it was considered routine for any kid to get them all. So I've had measles. I got it four times, in fact, because there are four strains, or so I was told. We called them "7 day measles", "14 day measles", "21 day measles" and "German measles" (i.e. rubella).

In a couple of cases it was considered to be desirable for kids to get infected and get it over with. I remember one time my mom took my sister and me to see a boy who was just getting over rubella, and we spent an hour with him in his bedroom in hopes that we'd get infected. (It didn't work. I guess he was past being infectious.)

Mumps is like that, as well. It's a lot more serious disease in an adult than in a kid. And I've had the mumps.

In theory a lot of those diseases have a low probability of killing, but I don't remember it ever happening to anyone I ever heard about. (Though I myself nearly died from "stomach flu" when I was maybe 3; I had to spend a couple of days in the hospital with an IV in my arm getting rehydrated.)

But I did spend a lot of time sick in bed, and so did we all back then. I'm glad those days are gone. Vaccines are a medical miracle and people who refuse to vaccinate their kids are blithering idiots.

(Inspired by a swarm of vaccine posts over at Instapundit.)

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I didn't need this

Someone decided they needed to fork TVTropes.

I won't be using the new site.

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April 16, 2014

The ultimate sniper?

When it comes to gunners, it's hard to top Uni.

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She has a firing graticule in her eye.

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And she can become a super-saiyajin. (And her gun upgrades, too.)

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I invoke Rule 34

Are you ready for this? A Japanese Yaoi dating game about pigeons.

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