COULD WE JUST TAKE A LITTLE WHILE AND APPRECIATE THE 17 YEAR OLD SOUTH EAST ASIAN’S FIRST EVER FIGURE ICE SKATER TO COMPETE IN 2014 SOCHI WINTER OLYMPICS?
We all knew that Yuzuru Hanyu has the most fans out there and the most popular representative in Asia. But could we give a little love to Michael Christian Martinez? This guy is called “the lone skater” because he’s the only one representing his own country and even with his asthma, he still wants to cope up with his dream. Damn, this kid, hardly had any gov’t support and has to mortage his own family house just to join the 2014 Sochi Olympics. HE ONLY TRAINED IN DECEMBER LAST YEAR BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF FUNDS. BUT STILL, LOOK HOW FLAWLESS HIS PERFORMANCE IS. Because there is lack of ice skating trainers in the Philippines, he had to train in Southern California which costs his family and friends a LOT of dollars.While he may be short on funds, Martinez is not short on prayers. He’s hoping for one more miracle on the ice that can score an Olympic medal not just for him but for the Philippines. GO MICHAEL!
Dang son, he’s an inspiration to every ice skaters out there who wants to show their talent to the whole world; whatever their current status is. Bless this guy.
AND WHAT A CUTIE asdfghjkl ;A;
Not to mention his… “ice shaver” ;)
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"Lightning Returns," Mitsuto Suzuki - Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack
Yet another Final Fantasy theme music that sounds like a theme for a newscast. (Not that I’m complaining XD)
Let’s not forget that this porno based off Free! (?) is in the works, peeps! Thank you, 2014
What if Thats the big annoncement ?
well that’d be nice~~
Pretty sure this is the big announcement
So… would this be Season 2 in a nutshell? XD
When will I get to
molest appreciate a cosplayer like that? :3
Current ‘Bachelor’ star says gay people shouldn’t be on the show
"I don’t think it is a good example for kids to watch that on TV," he said.
Photo via The TV Page
Yeah, because gay men are just dying to be on that show… :/
" I told you it’s very dark. "
Reason #2479 Why You Need a Nokia Lumia 920/925/1020/1520
Upon Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII's release in North America on February 11, 2014, Square Enix will have the game's Japanese voice acting and lip syncing as downloadable content for free for two weeks following release. After that, Square Enix will be charging for purchase, although no price point has been given.
There is also no word if this offer will be available in Europe, where the game releases on February 14, 2014.
Are you fucking serious?
Hold on, no, wait, I read that wrong… right?
Wait, no, no…
YOU’RE CHARGING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE AUDIO TRACK!?!
WHAT KIND OF BULLSHIT IS THAT?! Is SE so desperate that they need to bill us for something they’ve already recorded? Something that video games have typically GIVEN AWAY FOR FREE IN THE PAST?!
I know what you’re going to say… “It’s not obligatory”, or “Just download it within the two weeks.” That isn’t the point. The point is that this company has gone so ass backwards that they’re actually charging people for an additional audio track. We aren’t talking about digitally remastered or enhanced sounds. Now, as a fan of Japanese VAing over American VAing (especially in video games), I have to buy the game within the first two weeks or risk needing to pay an additional fee? What about native Japanese speakers living in the US who want to hear the game in their first language?
Also, I know this point isn’t a big deal for many people, especially since for a greater portion of fans this is most likely irrelevant. It is impossible for me, however, to ignore the nickle and dime-ing of this era’s video game companies. What used to be unlockable now must be bought, what was once a reward for some grand achievement can be obtained with the almighty dollar, and worst of all, WHAT USE TO BE A STANDARD FEATURE IN MANY VIDEO GAMES IS NOW AN EXPENSE!
I seriously didn’t think SquareEnix could do much more to irritate me, but they keep finding ways.
Maybe because you’re not paying just for the Japanese audio, but the Japanese lip movements?
And Square Enix takes the time and money to recode all the lip syncing for spoken dialogue for English localization? This isn’t FFX where all they did was overlay the English audio over the Japanese lip movements and hope some parts sync. These things cost money and even objectively speaking you’d think charging for something that takes the entire development cycle to produce would make some goddamn sense.
What about native Japanese speakers living in the US who want to hear the game in their first language?
My God, the game’s already out in Japan. If someone fluent in Japanese wants the game in Japanese why would they wait three months to get the English version of something they can easily order off the internet now? People come up with the pettiest excuses to be upset you could at least try a little harder to be butthurt than that
A wonderful example of a person who clearly lacks reading comprehension skills, as well as foresight beyond immediate events. Thank you for your contribution.
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^^ In this week’s episode of “People Who Completely Miss the Point and Proceed to Insult a Perfectly Reasonable Person in the Process”…
I have to buy the game within the first two weeks or risk needing to pay an additional fee?
Yes, that’s exactly what you need to do. I think ther point was made fairly obvious. Now stop being a princess and wait for the NA release.
The past couple of days, I’ve been following the news about the typhoon called Haiyan. Considered to be one of the strongest typhoon/hurricane/cyclone recorded in history, it was on its way to my home country, the Philippines. Although the country is small and gets hit by typhoons and earthquakes year-round, the country still stands strong. So, typhoon Haiyan or Yolanda as it’s called in the Philippines, is just another storm thrown to the Filipinos. Yes, the typhoon is big. Yes, the damage is huge. Destruction everywhere, but the Filipinos are strong people. They suffer, but they ALWAYS get back on their feet. They help each other out through thick and thin, that’s how they are, but I’m not sure about the Filipinos in the U.S.
Anyway, I read this article on Yahoo about the casualties after the storm. To my curiousity, I read the comments. I got a reality check on the amount of hateful, ungrateful, disrespect, selfish twats in the world. One guy said that Filipinos are SAVAGES. WHAT. THE. FUCK. The country may be considered to be 3rd world, but Filipinos are far from savages. Then some other person said that he/she is not going to give a dime to help the affected people. Well you know what? Keep your fucking dime, they didn’t ask for your help. Oh, shout out to those people saying that the U.S. shouldn’t help them because we’re broke as fuck and we’re in so much debt. Reality check, asshole, the government can do whatever the fuck they want. The U.S. is broke? Bitch, please. The government has money, they’re just spending it unnecessary things, e.g. Obamacare. Then some bitch said that instead of helping the Filipinos out, the money should just be put into welfare to feed the starving children in the U.S. That bitch does not know that the U.S. government spends billions of dollars in welfare. Plus, those stupid and selfish politicians keep increasing the income level to be considered in the welfare program. Then there goes the unemployment rate. More people will quit their job if they don’t make enough and considered to be in welfare, why? It’s because the fucking government pays them. They just spoil everyone.
The more I read, the more I get pissed off. Half of the comments are from Americans, most of them are sincere comments while the others are just complete trash. One comment that caught my attention was that the Filipinos are ungrateful for what the U.S. has done to help them free themselves against the Spaniards and that the Americans received their gratitude by having the Philippine-American War. Omg. The Philippines wanted INDEPENDENCE from FOREIGNERS. “Thank you, U.S. for helping us get rid of the Spaniards, but we’re not thankful for having us colonized AGAIN under your name. We fought for INDEPENDENCE, just in case you forgot, but of course you did forget. So, we’re here rebelling against you, fighting for our freedom, AGAIN.” That’s basically how it went. The Americans should know how it feels to be colonized and fight for Independence because that’s how the U.S. was born. So, basically, people need to learn some history between the U.S. and the Philippines before they start judging. As far as I know, they’re pretty good allies.
Anyway, I’m still pissed off after reading and commenting on some comments on the article. I know I’m going to get hate and other shit after I post this, but the Philippines and the Filipinos don’t deserve all those hate. I’m just speaking up for my people. The U.S. can do whatever they want, help them or not. They can still pull through after all the mess with or without anyone’s help. That’s how they are. So all you stupid fucks just shut the fuck up and keep those lowly comments to yourselves.
Although I find OP’s anti-welfare stance very distateful (I’m a social democrat, I can’t help it), her message as a whole rings true. This is not the right time to act like trolls and douchebags. You don’t want to donate? Fine. We don’t need your help. Just don’t expose your dark heart to the entirety of the Internet.
tl;dr Reading comments on the web is bad for your health.
PLEASE tell me this actually happened XD