|1.||Ron the death eater|
The polar opposite of (and often directly caused by) draco in leather pants, whereby fandom demonizes a previously likeable, good character, often for the sake of shipping.
The origin of the name comes from Harry Potter fandom, in which fanfic writers shipping Hermione with characters other than her canon love interest, Ronald Weasley (or Ron), would often include some terribly contrived arc in which Ron goes insane from Hermione dumping him, and promptly joins the villains of the series, the Death Eaters, thus making it easier for readers to sympathise with Hermione's choice and hence the ship of choice.
Perfect, non-HP example of Ron the death eater in action:
In 2002, the second series of the Pokemon anime saw a cast change, in which one of the three main characters, Misty (who was heavily shipped with one of the other main characters, specifically Ash), was swapped for a younger model, May. Cue dozens of gratuitous rapefics written in May's dishonour. Voila: May the death eater.
|2.||airsoft vs paintball|
airsoft* and paintball are two sports that should be able to coexist, but don't. The sports both serve different markets. Paintball seems to entertain the people that tend to play "extreme sports". It is characterized by fast paced, hard hitting, action. Airsoft serves the more tactical crowd, who prefer teamwork and strategy over speed of action. For some reason, the majority of paintball players with internet access find it nescessary to diss airsoft and its players. Although the debate over the internet are very heated, there are no known incidents of airsoft players and paintball players engaging in a physical confrontation, even though both groups have been at the same location at the same time.more...
Several common misconceptions about airsoft, used by the immature people who find it nescessary to diss airsoft:
1. Myth: Airsoft doesnt hurt. Its for pussies who are afraid to get dime sized bruises.
Fact: from personal experience, this is far from the truth. Airsoft guns are well capable of not only bruising, but also puncturing skin, causing blood blisters, and chipping teeth, especially in CQB. Eye protection is just as nescessary in airsoft as it is in paintball. Although the radius of damage per bb is much smaller, much more bbs are slung at a given time than paintballs.
2. Myth: Airsoft is just for kids to screw around in their back yard who cant afford/cant get th...
Country United States of Americamore...
Incorporated June 5, 1837
- Mayor Bill White
- City 601.7 sq mi (1,558 km2)
- Land 579.4 sq mi (1,501 km2)
- Water 22.3 sq mi (57.7 km2)
Elevation 43 ft (13 m)
- City 2,208,180 (4th)
- Density 3,828/sq mi (1,471/km2)
- Urban 3,822,509
- Metro 5,628,101 (6th Largest)
- Demonym Houstonian
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
- Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 713, 281, 832
FIPS code 48-350003
GNIS feature ID 13809484
Houston (pronounced /ˈhjuːstən/) is the fourth-largest city in the United States of America and the largest city within the state of Texas. As of the 2007 U.S. Census estimate, the city has a population of 2.2 million within an area of 600 square miles (1,600 km²). Houston is the seat of Harris County and the economic center of the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area—the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. with a population of 5.6 million.
Houston was founded on August 30, 1836 by brothers Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen
The place where Toronto, Canada ships it's garbage.
Mayor of Toronto: Oh no! What are we going to do with all this garbage?
City Councillor: No problem. It's okay, eh, we can just ship it to Detroit, MI.
Mayor of Detroit: Yeah, guys, it's okay with me.
Mayor of Toronto: Good work Councillor.
*privately to Councillor*
Mayor of Toronto: Now if only we could convince them to trade Hockey Teams with us.
A long, long time ago, they used to ship manure (containing largely feces) on boats around the mediterranian. Well, the cargo was always on the lowest deck. The problem was, the boats back then would be farely leaky, and water would get in. When water and manure mixed, it would produce a large amount of methane. Careless and unknowing crew members at night would carry torches, and if they went below deck with enough methane, the ship would explode. To solve this problem, they simply started shipping them above deck so any gas could go out into the atmosphere. To make sure this was done, manure-containers would be labeled with "S.H.I.T.". This of course, stands for "Ship High In Transit"
As for how it became a vulgar term for feces itself is beyond me.
A site where one may bid on auctions for almost any item imaginable, (not just useless trinkets, as implied by the other definitions here), with the allure coming from the incredibly cheap prices of nearly everything that gets listed. Often, it is possible to find items listed at half their retail price. Granted, shipping costs are usually high, but an extra $5 on shipping doesn't overshadow paying $300 for a new graphics card that's being sold for $400+ everywhere else.
eBay is like life itself; there is a vast array of choices to suit every possible taste and desire, from furniture to video games, to electronics, to books and trinkets.
Fraud is generally not a problem, since there are thousands of well-known and trustworthy sellers, easily identifiable by their feedback records.
One of the great mysteries of life is the mentality of people who bid on auctions days before they end. Are they intentionally trying to drive the price up? Do they not realize that eBay is an auction site? Or are they so naive as to believe that others wanting to purchase the item will let their bids sit for days on end, without being outbid?
Even more mysterious are those individuals who choose to bid repeatedly and consecutively on particular items. What explanation there could possibly be for such irrational acts, I cannot even speculate...
The most sickening individual to ever waste oxygen.more...
A truly sick otaku, lusting after yet another anime download, listening to ultra-depressing, whiny emo music with lyrics something like this:
"my girl dumped me cuz she caught me wanking off to ani-porn"
"I just threw up and I'm laying in ramen and corn'
"I lost my job and couldn't pay my rent"
"now I sleep in a bus by the junkyard fence"
The emotakunese are usually ex-ravers and goths who are so far removed from reality that they cannot funtion in real life. They will steal whole bottles of pain meds from a terminal cancer patient and think nothing of it. If they actually HAVE a job, it won't last for more than three weeks before they get fired for guzzling robitussin at work.
Mo matter WHO they live with or where they live, their anime addiction manages to gets them kicked out within a month. They aren't CASUAL anime fans, but are so deeply obsessed with and consumed by anime that it controls their entire life.
They attempt to "convert" family and friends to the "anime scene" and drive most of them away in the process.
WAY beyond the definition of a fanboy, the emotakunese is a true