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by Takekaze
Sep 13th, '08, 14:05
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Sound but no pictures....
Replies: 10
Views: 1964

Only sound, and no pictures, sounds like a codec problem. VLC is a good alternative. Or you just use the CCCP code pack on your WMP. Personally I stick to CCCP with WMP (it gets the job done without even the smallest problems on my rig), I never managed to get into VLC. DIVX player, I'm not too fond...
by Takekaze
Jun 9th, '08, 05:45
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: U.S. Remake for DEATH NOTE
Replies: 151
Views: 44292

Remakes = bad Hollywood remakes = pure and utter garbage Just take Flight of the Phoenix... ugh... Not even remotely interested in this one. I mean, take the lead. Fujiwara Tatsuya is one hell of an actor (you should see him on stage, really) and a real actor (he's doing stage, anyone can do movies,...
by Takekaze
Jun 9th, '08, 05:38
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: groinkcaps shutting down ALL torrents
Replies: 28
Views: 17606

So, because there are people who aren't familiar how things work and have poor understanding of English and technical matters, the only solution for us is to be nasty to them? I understand some of them are ignorant leechers that keep demanding and taking, but there are exceptions. "Assholes" don't ...
by Takekaze
May 17th, '08, 19:56
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Ueto Aya
Replies: 914
Views: 257714

Not really a fan of her. Though, she's somewhat good with comedies. "Attention Please" seemed to be written for her (but it can't compete with "Good Luck!"). I'd also say she fits into Hokaben as a totally green rookie who has no idea about how things work in reality. Other than that... no, not real...
by Takekaze
May 17th, '08, 19:49
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What do you do to de-stress?
Replies: 106
Views: 37441

I hit people with a stick (which is also called shinai). Works pretty well.
by Takekaze
May 17th, '08, 19:47
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: do you believe love after married?
Replies: 54
Views: 15897

Rikochan gf, I have so so many experiences in my life if might corrupt your pretty little virgin ears. I don't want your parents come looking for me, Darling. Anyways gf, what about you? Have you ever been in love? Please do share. Mwah! :-) So that means you actually have little to no experience. ...
by Takekaze
May 17th, '08, 19:41
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Philosophical Discussion
Replies: 130
Views: 24434

First of, time has nothing to do with philosophy. That goes into physics, which is an actual science, while philosophy is none (it's a load of hot air that never leads to any actual scientific results). Secondly, don't quote the wiki. I have yet to hear of a university that accepts wiki as a reliabl...
by Takekaze
Apr 16th, '08, 09:11
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Help... Share p2p search fuction isn't working :(
Replies: 2
Views: 2312

The original Share is in Japanese, with the locale you get all the little buttons in English. Judging by what you posted you did everything right (but it's been a while since I've set up Share)... You just seem to have missed the most important part: Nodes. Share needs nodes to connect to. However, ...
by Takekaze
Apr 16th, '08, 09:04
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: HELP: How to watch asian subtitles with VLC?
Replies: 9
Views: 2606

Too lazy to post it in the right forum, are we?

Rules for the Subtitles forum: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewtopic_6882.htm

And I'd say this is where you should search, and in case there's no answer, ask: http://www.d-addicts.com/forum/viewforum_9.htm
by Takekaze
Mar 28th, '08, 09:14
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: YOUR REAL NAMES
Replies: 309
Views: 43493

I admit. My name is Guevara, but people call me Che. No, I'm not dead. I'm living a great capitalist life (yeah you suckers!) thanks to all the people who buy those Che t-shirts and flags!
by Takekaze
Mar 19th, '08, 17:00
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slow page loads
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

Currently I consider myself lucky when it loads at all.
Bodhi wrote:
abcd99 wrote:Seems static.d-addicts.com is the culprit.
Is there a fix for that?
Well, a classic OTK (over the knee) spank might work, then again... it's a server so maybe not.
by Takekaze
Mar 18th, '08, 09:11
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: No More Torrents From Japan?
Replies: 56
Views: 21910

If there's anything that I've learned about file sharing, it's that people will always find a way around attempts to stop it. The software will probably be made even more anonymous and encrypted so that there is no way an ISP can catch a file sharer. The article from Yomiuri said it mainly targets ...
by Takekaze
Mar 16th, '08, 12:26
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: No More Torrents From Japan?
Replies: 56
Views: 21910

I think the problem will be a lot more complex than the article says. "File sharing", well, that's a nice term, but not all files shared are ripped movies or records (guess who's the one screaming loudest?). What about... Girls Locks? Radio show, features several actresses throughout the week (Kuriy...
by Takekaze
Mar 11th, '08, 13:59
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Ugly celebrities
Replies: 238
Views: 122246

ithink oghyri shun is the ugliest celebrety in the world because he look so gay. i dont like him at all :cussing: but i guess hes really popular i have no :idea: why can some ppl plese tell me?? :shocked: gay /geɪ/ adjective, -er, -est, noun, adverb –adjective 1. having or showing a merry, lively m...
by Takekaze
Mar 11th, '08, 13:51
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Who was your first celebrity crush?
Replies: 154
Views: 29935

I'm not sure if this counts as celebrity, because... I never had a crush on actors. Never. My first was in 1992, Meredith Michaels ( http://www.michaels-beerbaum.de ). I was 16, she was 22 I think. American showjumper in Europe. Ah memories... As life moved on I eventually lost interest, and today i...
by Takekaze
Mar 11th, '08, 07:16
Forum: Tech Support
Topic: Slow page loads
Replies: 55
Views: 8406

I think it's the Apocalypse. Everybody get their last words out now... I love jholic. Really, though. Glad it's not just me. I kept resetting my router, closing my torrents, sweet talking my browser, anything to get D-Addicts to go faster : / It's the penguins! They are coming! Albeit a few years e...
by Takekaze
Jan 21st, '08, 21:35
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: D-Addicts~Legal Drama Downloads
Replies: 29
Views: 8404

No, this is illegal. The NSA is watching your PC already and once you download from here, the German GSG9 and the British SAS will storm your room. Then they will arrest you and ship you to Sibiria without trial. Now, on a more serious note... I'd say it's somewhat of a grey zone. I can only speak f...
by Takekaze
Dec 5th, '07, 22:41
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Basically end of 2007, anyone anticipating dramas of 2008?
Replies: 15
Views: 4959

Kuriyama Chiaki will be in a new one, so yes, I'm waiting for this one (Ashita no Kita Yoshio). Don't know yet what the Maeda Sisters are doing, but I don't think it'll be much since exams are around (hoping for episode 4 of the Inspector Karya cases, more Aki-ness *Tim-Taylor-Grunt*). Suzuki Anne w...
by Takekaze
Dec 5th, '07, 22:37
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Asian Martial Arts (which style)
Replies: 16
Views: 3956

Started with karate when I was a kid, it was the only thing you could do in my hometown. Well, the other options were football or icehockey, no thank you. Football, bleh... I continued a couple of years, but today... give me a sword any day. So kendo and iaido it is. Kyudo sounds interesting, but he...
by Takekaze
Nov 27th, '07, 13:13
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] SP/Security Police
Replies: 137
Views: 51798

Hmmm, it's been interesting so far. But can anyone explain to me what's with the Walther PPKs in this season? Nakama's carrying one in Joshi Deka, and now here. No cop carries PPKs anymore. They were -somewhat- state of the art in the 70s, my father carried one himself, but they were replaced with G...
by Takekaze
May 3rd, '07, 21:19
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Bambino
Replies: 439
Views: 102656

BTW, how would you evaluate the cooking on the show? Hi there, the pasta dishes look pretty easy, but maybe that's what Italian restaurants are like in Tokyo? Pasta IS easy. It's not at all challenging to cook. Then again, I've heard of people who manage to burn water. As for chaos being the hard p...
by Takekaze
Apr 20th, '07, 06:14
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Virginia Tech School Shooting
Replies: 77
Views: 13947

I'm getting annoyed by stupid politicians who whine about tighter gun laws because of this. Heck, here in Europe it seems that the self-proclaimed liberal groups and media is still spreading false info about American gun control (and that is emphasized by MIcheal Moore's outright stupid "documentari...
by Takekaze
Apr 18th, '07, 10:26
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: Kuriyama Chiaki
Replies: 33
Views: 18948

It's a wig.

How long till "EXTE" pops up on DVD? Can't wait to see her in that one.
by Takekaze
Apr 8th, '07, 14:10
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: [Movie Discussion] Shinobi
Replies: 137
Views: 31509

The manga was better.
The anime was better.
The book was far better.

All those changes to the plot, missing characters... how to f*** up a great storyline. And no offense to Nakama Yukie, but she was too old, too mature for Oboro.
by Takekaze
Mar 30th, '07, 05:20
Forum: Other Asian Culture
Topic: Disturbed by frequent rapes in THAI dramas.
Replies: 47
Views: 120067

I could be an ass now and say "Thailand, the land of sex-tourism, where fat, old European men go on 'vacation' to rape 10 year old girls". I know they're trying to crack down on that in Thailand, but it doesn't seem to work that well (yes, they have harsh penalties by now, but in order to punish som...
by Takekaze
Feb 16th, '07, 08:06
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Kelly Osbourne Turning Japanese ITV2
Replies: 44
Views: 18505

As a rule from now on, I shall not type a post and talk on the phone with someone. The results are... disturbing. It's, of course, not kendo. It's, of course, ken-jutsu, with some iaido elements. However, she still sucks at it. And I don't understand why she's allowed to handle a live weapon without...
by Takekaze
Feb 13th, '07, 10:05
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Kelly Osbourne Turning Japanese ITV2
Replies: 44
Views: 18505

The first episode alone has her managing a Love Hotel in Tokyo, training with Samurai and working in what appears to be an otaku Maid Cafe. The second episode has her going to a manga convention in cosplay! Uhm, no, there are no samurai anymore. Ever since emperor Meiji's class abolishment and swor...
by Takekaze
Feb 5th, '07, 07:41
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kisarazu Cat's Eye
Replies: 133
Views: 62940

That's "Nihon Series", not "World Series", which was, pretty much, a re-cut of the drama.

World Series is this:
by Takekaze
Feb 4th, '07, 13:03
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Byakkotai
Replies: 70
Views: 26281

Actually, the westernization wasn't really the problem. It was more the old issue between the Satsuma, Choshu and Tokugawa (the quarrel between them was OLD, going back a couple of centuries). The Tokugawa were extremely hesitant over what to do with the western arrivals, the Satsuma and Choshu were...
by Takekaze
Feb 4th, '07, 12:39
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Kisarazu Cat's Eye
Replies: 133
Views: 62940

Kisarazu Cat's Eyes - World Series is a movie, to be released on DVD in Japan on May 2nd, so you won't, ever, find it here (it's called d-addicts for a reason, you know).
by Takekaze
Dec 19th, '06, 13:32
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: 50 things u can learn from a korean drama
Replies: 49
Views: 11189

Re: 50 things u can learn from a korean drama

41) There are only 2 ways to kiss. You either press your lips against theirs with your mouth completely shut, and just press away for a very long and uncomfortable time. OR you devour the other person and suck out their soul. In both instances, the world spins. Dementor's Kiss, eh? So that makes Ko...
by Takekaze
Nov 29th, '06, 07:37
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Yakuza and the Far Right
Replies: 18
Views: 4470

I don't really know how much the yakuza are accepted in Japan, but one thing I DO find puzzling is the portrayal of them in JDramas. I mean, sure, they are portrayed as being quite evil and ultimately, young people are advised to stay away from them (as seen in My Boss, My Hero), yet one can't deny...
by Takekaze
Nov 29th, '06, 07:21
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Japanese actors survive in hollywood?
Replies: 72
Views: 13301

Knowing Hollywood, they'll ignore him. The majority of people in Hollywood sucks anyway. Just take Reaves and Cruise, both suck as actors, yet are extremely hyped. Hollywood used to be great, years ago, in the times of a Jimmy Steward or a even a John Wayne (even though I don't really like him). Cou...
by Takekaze
Nov 29th, '06, 07:07
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Incest in Japan
Replies: 21
Views: 51132

irwinc wrote:I can't believe this post is getting replies. After the first sentence my first thought was "What an idiot" and moved on...
Point, set, match. Really, why reply to someone who seems to take manga as a fact. OIVECH!
by Takekaze
Nov 21st, '06, 12:18
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: What's Your Horoscope?
Replies: 180
Views: 45621

nezagie wrote:I'm a Scorpio - 24 October .... tho some sources put it as Libra
but I much prefer to be a scorpio :)
Then it's definitely Scorpio. Libra ends October 23rd.
by Takekaze
Nov 21st, '06, 12:14
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Penpals thread
Replies: 147
Views: 32299

i would never waste a stamp on an online buddy. maybe an email buddy .. that i might do but pen pal . omg wake the fux up Hello You realize that an ISP and electricity costs more than a stamp, paper and a pencil, right? Or are you still a kid living on your parents' money? Most likely. (Oh my god, ...
by Takekaze
Nov 14th, '06, 19:24
Forum: Japanese Actors & Actresses
Topic: How do J-idols stay so tiny?
Replies: 28
Views: 21075

Keep in mind that Asian people are usually smaller than Europeans -there are exceptions, of course; one of the most prominent ones, historically, would be Miyamoto Musashi, who is said to have been 185 cm (and no, even Korean women are small compared to European women). Ueto Aya is not even 165 cm t...
by Takekaze
Nov 10th, '06, 09:06
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stop Whale Killing !!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8817

Whoa let's get some facts in first. It was the Europeans and the Americans that more or less hunted the whales to extinction in the 19th century. Why the heck were European and American whaling boats in the eastern Pacific and the Indian Ocean in the 19th century? They more or less hunted the ones ...
by Takekaze
Nov 6th, '06, 17:53
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Stop Whale Killing !!!
Replies: 53
Views: 8817

It's terribly inhumane? How come? How else are you supposed to kill an animal of this size? With depth charges maybe? Or a 25mm artillery round? It's not much different to what a hunter with a rifle does, just that the harpoon is somewhat bigger. Other than that? Same thing. It's kind of amusing tho...
by Takekaze
Nov 4th, '06, 18:06
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Can you tell asians apart?
Replies: 124
Views: 28236

Considering the Japanese originally come from the Asian mainland, Asians are mutts too. The Ainu came from the mainland, and the modern Japanese later, too. Not to mention that, with the Khans, there was a major exchange of many things, including DNA, with the west (the claim of "long isolation" of ...
by Takekaze
Oct 18th, '06, 10:17
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Plastic surgery in Japanese society or entertainment?
Replies: 133
Views: 278038

I hope Kuriyama Chiaki never has her nose changed. It wouldn't be her anymore. And the nose fits perfectly as it is. Plastic surgery does happen everywhere with pretty much everyone (take Hollywood for example, or Europe where teenagers are already on the surgery trip). Those small corrections don't...
by Takekaze
Oct 18th, '06, 04:52
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Gokusen (All Seasons)
Replies: 1028
Views: 236504

I'm just going to comment a bit.

Season 1 was quite entertaining. But season 2, well... too many things are similar to season 1. Even the characters, partly, seem to be copied from season 1, just like the plots. Nothing new coming in there.
by Takekaze
Oct 17th, '06, 11:18
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: US DVD vs JP DVD
Replies: 8
Views: 3092

I can't say much about this. I own one (1) US DVD. Simple reasons for this: US DVDs = region 1; Japanese/European DVDs = region 2; and the relation between Japanese DVDs and European DVDs in my shelves is possibly around 20:1 But it's not just that the TV stations don't believe there's a market in t...
by Takekaze
Oct 17th, '06, 05:41
Forum: Japanese Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Bad acting?
Replies: 48
Views: 15424

Many of the so-called Hollywood "superstars" can't act either. I mean, take Tom Cruise, or Jessica Simpson, they get hyped, but have no real skills (mind you, in the west, people like Pamela Anderson or even Paris Hilton get roles in movies and tv series while they have absolutely NO acting skills o...
by Takekaze
Oct 16th, '06, 18:39
Forum: Series of the Week/Month
Topic: Japanese SoTW Poll (10/29/06) - Story of One Century
Replies: 46
Views: 19383

ggotmilk123 wrote:I am thankful that we get to download free dramas, but why all of the Japanese drama are in 350mb medium quality and not 700mb?
It's the older ones that are like this, or hardsubs (at times). Most new releases (even hardsubbed ones) are already larger in filesize.
by Takekaze
Oct 16th, '06, 18:37
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] Teppan Shoujo Akane!!
Replies: 60
Views: 17640

Again, food... so mean, I hated (or loved?) the different creations they fired out in My Little Chef. Always makes me hungry.

It'll be interesting where her search takes her and what kind of odd people she's going to encounter.
by Takekaze
Oct 16th, '06, 18:33
Forum: JDrama Discussions
Topic: [Discussion] 14 Sai no Haha / 14-year-old Mother
Replies: 237
Views: 59477

Shida Mirai is a good actress. but it's still too young to play this role......childish Shida's 13, the character's 14, not much difference if you ask me. Both ages are still kids. 14 year olds don't really behave much different than 13 year olds. I still think Shida and Fukuda are the two hottest ...
by Takekaze
Oct 12th, '06, 18:05
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Japanese Girls
Replies: 62
Views: 20469

How are Japanese girls? Well, go out into the world and find out yourself. Drama and online discussion are hardly sources of any worth.
by Takekaze
Oct 7th, '06, 16:15
Forum: Life & Relationships
Topic: Would you go out with someone who's divorced with children?
Replies: 24
Views: 7172

Re: Would you go out with someone who's divorced with childr

freerose wrote:Would you go out with someone who's divorced with children?
Of course.