Tuesday, November 29, 2005
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me,,,,,hey to all,,and to all,,,who wants a cat,,,any-who, this one is working on the contest,,and I will try and start it this weekend,,or on Friday night,,,but you donít get to know what it is yet ^^
Scar,,ohĒ thats great ,,just do what ever you want,,WELL YOU KNOW WHAT,,ITS NOT OK,,(*runs off*)
what got into him,,any-who, its good to know some of you liked the thing the other day about vash, , so I submitted it, I donít think it is up yet, so,,,BLAH!, ,wellll,,not to much I can think of to talk about today,,how ever,,I do have this for you
History of Anime
One of my favorite hobbies is anime. Anime or short for Animation is, a French word even though it is used to describe animation from Japan. Anime is an interesting and varied from of entertainment that appeals to all ages. However like all art forms, anime did not form in a vacuum, but instead had various stages of development. It is the purpose of my report to show the various stages in the development of anime.
The elements that formed anime stretch back for hundreds of years, as they are found in the various other forms of Japanese art. The art form that has the most connections with anime, both in the past and still today, is manga. Manga, Japanese for Irresponsible pictures, is Japanese comic books. Manga arouse in the Edo Period (1600-1868) with the rise of the merchant class. Manga is different from American comics in the art style, which has the characters drawn with very large eyes. This is done for artistic impact as the eyes help portray the character's personality.
The other element important to the foundation of anime is Japanese theater. Theater, in it's various forms is partially responsible for the extensive use of symbolism in anime. It may also be responsible for certain character designs, most prominently bishonen, or the beautiful boy style. The reason for this may be that two forms of traditional theater Kabuki and Takarazuka, feature men or women impersonating the other sex.
Anime officially began in the early 1960'sWhen a man named Osamu Tezuka produced a show based of the manga he created. The series is called Testuwan Atom or Astro Boy in the American version of the show. Astro Boy was the story of a little robot who fought evil. Astro Boy was followed up by Jungle Emperor Leo or Kimba the white lion in the American version. Kimba was such an interesting show that almost 30 thirty years the show began Disney ripped off Kimba an made the Lion King, even if their Lawyer's deny it.
One of the most important Genres in anime is Mecha or giant robots. The first giant robot show was Tetsujin 28 or Gigantor in the American version. One of the perceived reasons behind the popularity of Mecha in Japan is that it is a result of World War II. Many Japanese citizens felt that they lost the war due to inferior technology and Mecha was an outlet for the desire of technological progress among the Japanese. There are also other theories based on the idea that the giant robot is symbolic of the power of the Hero.
One of the most important Mecha show is Mobile Suit Gundam, or Gundam for short. Gundam has a history parallel to Star Trek, in that it had mediocre ratings but had a growing popularity in syndication, growing into a cult classic that spawned several spin-offs. It is also important in that it marked the maturity that anime often possesses. Gundam was one of the first anime shows that adults watched as well, due to the complexity of the story and the characters.
Another Important show in the development of Anime was Macross, or in the American version the first part of Robotech. Macross is also a Mecha show but It's Mecha designs are not the most important contribution it has made to the development of Anime. The biggest change Macross made is through Mari Iijima one of the voice actors on the show. This was the first series in which music played a large part in the series. Today most anime has popular singers voice acting the characters.
Of course not all anime is giant robots. One of the most pivotal shows in the development anime is Sailor moon. Sailor moon is a shojo anime, an anime title directed at girls. One important feature of shojo anime is that while it is targeted for girls ď...boys don't really mind female heroes either, provided they are doing something a bit more interesting than sticking sequins in a plastic horse's mane.
One of the other aspects that makes anime an attractive form of entertainment is the tendency toward moral Ambiguity. A very good example of this is found in Princess Monoke. Princess Monoke resembles many shows about environmentalism but unlike the other shows the antagonist, Lady Eboshi, is trying to help the disadvantaged rather than simply make profits. This trend is possibly do to the fact that Japanese religion does not believe in an absolute good or evil
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well thats it
ohĒ and one more thing to say,,,I got 800 guestbook entries,,and the last thing this one will say,,is that new fan art is up,,so you can look if you want,,,
CRAZY KILLER OF THE DAY
JOKES OF THE DAY THAT MIGHT GET YOU KILLED
One night, George W. Bush is tossing restlessly in his White House bed. He awakens to see George Washington standing by him Bush asks him, "George, what's the best thing I can do to help the country?"
"Set an honest and honorable example, just as I did," Washington advises, and then fades away
The next night, Bush is astir again, and sees the ghost of Thomas Jefferson moving through the darkened bedroom. Bush calls out, "Tom, please! What is the best thing I can do to help the country?"
"Respect the Constitution, as I did," Jefferson advises, and dims from sight...
The third night sleep still does not come for Bush. He awakens to see the ghost of FDR hovering over his bed. Bush whispers, "Franklin, What is the best thing I can do to help the country?"
"Help the less fortunate, just as I did," FDR replies and fades into the mist...
Bush isn't sleeping well the fourth night when he sees another figure moving in the shadows. It is the ghost of Abraham Lincoln. Bush pleads, "Abe, what is the best thing I can do right now to help the country?"
Lincoln replies, "Go see a play."
Bush is doing the work of 3 men:
Larry, Curly, and Moe!
Three Texas plastic surgeons were playing golf together and discussing surgeries they had performed. One of them said, "I'm the best plastic surgeon in Texas. A concert pianist lost 7 fingers in an accident, I reattached them, and 8 months later he performed a private concert for the Queen of England." One of the others said. "That's nothing. A young man lost both arms and legs in an accident, I reattached them, and 2 years later he won a gold medal in 5 field events in the Olympics." The third surgeon said, "You guys are amateurs. Several years ago a cowboy who was high on cocaine and alcohol rode a horse, head-on into a train traveling 80 miles an hour. All I had left to work with was the horse's back side and a cowboy hat. Now he's president of the United States."
have Frankenstein waste a minute of your time
~ Frankenstein had to go see a doctor,,he will be back tomorrow ,,,,,,if he isnít dead
RANDOM QUESTIONS OF THE DAY
1# ,,, did you just eat what i tihkn was my new hat from the moon o_O
2#,, room of cats?
PIC OF THE DAY,,,,,
may peace be with you in a world of Zombie's
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