Future in Voter Representation

October 21, 2012

Despite the fact that I still had loads of homework to do, I found myself sitting in front of the TV, notepad in hand, earnestly scribbling down observations on Tuesday night’s first presidential debate. Being not old enough to vote yet, I found myself listening to the candidates’ arguments about issues, but I also was interested in the rhetoric of the debate.

Jim Lehrer was the debate moderator.  Although I am not a supporter of either candidate, it was interesting from an outsider’s perspective to see how the debate played out.  I was thoroughly impressed with the way Romney seemed to take control of the debate. While Obama was speaking, Romney either looked directly at the camera, at Jim, or at Obama with that unerasable smile on his face. Obama, on the other hand, seemed to take a more passive approach. He often looked down and wasn’t as forceful in his speech. Only towards the end did he start acting more aggressive. Read the rest of this entry »

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Anime Vs. Manga: Pro-Manga

July 22, 2009

Well Nessa pretty much summed up what was going on in her first post so if you have no idea what’s going down go to this post here: Nessa’s First Post. However, if you’re like me, then you’re probably too lazy to read her post as well as mine…so just read mine. XD Anyways, Nessa and I are debating over which is better, Manga, Anime, or…… Manga. Of course Manga is much better than Anime. If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m defending Manga.

So why is Manga better? Read the rest of this entry »


Anime Vs. Manga: Pro-Anime

July 17, 2009
Hey! So it’s Vanessa here again, and it’s time for a debate!
…If you can imagine evil music playing in the background, please do.
Anyway…so Kevin Zhu (a new blogger) and I are going to do a debate that animetards and mangatards have been fighting tooth and nail about for freaking ages: Which is better? Anime or Manga? I’m defending Anime, and I’m going to tell you guys why Anime is >>>>> Manga.
So. Why?
Well for one, anime is in full color. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m superficial, but I happen to like that. I think anime is prettier, the art is cleaner, and it makes it more fun for me to watch. It’s sometimes hard to see what’s going on, especially in fighting scenes in manga, and anime doesn’t have as much of a problem as it for the second reason: It’s animated. Instead of being just pictures that can occasionally have problems conveying actions and what on earth is going on, in anime things are just generally easier to see and figure out.
On top of that, there are different dubs and subs of anime just as there are different translations of manga. If I’m super busy- say, I want to watch some Code Geass or something while I’m working- then I can just pick up an English dub and listen. I know this can make you sound lazy though…”Oh, you don’t want to read, you just want to watch TV, psh. : P” But it can make multitasking easier. The key reason I watch anime is so I can continue to multitask.
Truly seeing characters interact, hearing a voice put to a face and personality being wrought into them, is also better. I find I get far more attached to characters when I can hear the emotion in their voice, see their expressions change, and really listen to what they say. You did say, Kevin, that a picture was worth a thousand words, and so a video must be worth way too many words and math. So doesn’t that apply to anime and manga as well? ; )
People generally complain about filler arcs in anime. I certainly know I do >.<;; but it’s not as though manga is without fillers either. Granted, they tend to be shorter and more to the point, unlike the animes where it can take up to 20 or more episodes, but I just want to point out that manga too does have fillers. Pace in anime tends to be slower as well, but I often find sometimes  that manga moves too fast for me. I’ve done a fast read of Naruto before…and I came out blinking, rubbing my eyes, and saying something along the lines of:
“…So…____ fought _____ and then ____ got punted into a wall, so ____ had a flashback and…ugh, what just happened?”
Anime also has an added bonus of epic music. ; )
So that’s my first debate post. It’s all up to opinion most of all, I think, so no one should feel pressured to make a choice over which one they like best. I read manga and watch anime, I just prefer watching anime. Kevin will post his response to mine soon, so tune in. And hey, post a comment down there saying which one you prefer too. x 3
Cheers,
– Vanessa
Isn’t it cute? Don’t get that in manga? >:D

Hey! So it’s Vanessa here again, and it’s time for a debate!

…If you can imagine evil music playing in the background, please do.

Anyway…so Kevin Zhu (a new blogger) and I are going to do a debate that animetards and mangatards have been fighting tooth and nail about for freaking ages: Which is better? Anime or Manga? I’m defending Anime, and I’m going to tell you guys why Anime is better than Manga.

So. Why? Read the rest of this entry »


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