Journal #8545

Posted 7 years ago2015-05-13 04:32:30 UTC

1. No one can present himself directly to another of our friends. There must be a third person to do it.

2. Never look at the wives of friends.

3. Never be seen with cops.

4. Don't go to pubs and clubs.

5. Always being available for Cosa Nostra is a duty - even if your wife is about to give birth.

6. Appointments must absolutely be respected. (probably refers to formal rank and authority.)

7. Wives must be treated with respect.

8. When asked for any information, the answer must be the truth.

9. Money cannot be appropriated if it belongs to others or to other families.

10. People who can't be part of Cosa Nostra: anyone who has a close relative in the police, anyone with a two-timing relative in the family, anyone who behaves badly and doesn't hold to moral values.


Commented 7 years ago2015-05-13 07:23:18 UTC Comment #61709
Umm.. Everything okay?
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-13 07:40:51 UTC Comment #61694
So, I had to look this up. The "Cosa Nostra" is what most people would call the Italian Mafia, and these are their "rules", so to speak.

Fortunately nobody in the actual Mafia would be dumb enough to call himself out as such. It's actually rule number 1 on the list. So we don't have to worry about ninja being involved with organised crime :)
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-13 07:54:26 UTC Comment #61710
Or so you think... ;)
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-13 13:12:00 UTC Comment #61702
What about pirates??
User posted image
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-13 18:06:49 UTC Comment #61691
Although I'm sure it would make a great wiki surf sesh some day, there's two types of criminals.

1. A criminal without a boat.

2. A criminal with a boat. Arg.

Those be the rules of the sea ya seadog!

Does that mother f****r have four elbows? Gasp.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-13 20:37:42 UTC Comment #61703
That's the least of the things he has :D
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-13 20:45:20 UTC Comment #61693
Stojke... What.... What the hell was that? haha
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 06:04:17 UTC Comment #61704
Just the best Anime ever, One piece :D
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 06:41:22 UTC Comment #61697
I've tried anime, and I didn't really like it. Of course, that opinion is somewhat swayed by the people I know who watch it. And also by the fact it seems that a Venn diagram charting people who watch anime regularly and the people who can't stop banging on about it is basically a single circle. Only in my experience, I assume; a generalisation like that is no doubt false under a wider scope.
That said, I loved Wolf's Rain to bits that one time I watched through it. None others I've experienced have captured my appreciation.

Tl;dr: I loved Wolf's Rain, but I still wish people wouldn't bang on about anime in general quite so much.

As an aside, I imagine this offtopic-ness is fine because it was quite a non-sequitur from ninja.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 07:22:17 UTC Comment #61705
I for example never watch regular TV nor movies/series.
I find them extremely time wasteful to watch alone.

On the other hand comic books and manga, such as One Piece, I love to read on my own. With added animation, voice acting and sound effects Anime intensified my experience with the manga.

I also like to watch cartoons that have good humor and coolness, like The Amazing World of Gumball or Gravity Falls.

And an comic book, anime, such as one piece that is based on true values in life is really something one should try getting into.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 09:25:28 UTC Comment #61695
No sane person is going to start watching anime if you just recommend shows that are 700 episodes long :P
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 09:45:43 UTC Comment #61706
I never said its something to watch in one sit :)
I watched 2 episodes per day when I started. Much more enjoyable.
Anime did get a little boring until episode ~300.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 19:12:59 UTC Comment #61698
If it helps, part of the reason I liked Wolf's Rain (a small part, but a part nonetheless) is because it was short. Like, 25 or so episodes short. I can deal wit' that =P
Oh yeah, there's also the disparity of most animes — as my understanding goes — being generally better experienced through subbing than dubbing, but most of the time when I watch things, I'm doing something else at the same time. Mapping, for example. Can't read subtitles while trying to do other stuff.

It's not really related to my previous gripe, but why are there so many colossal animes?
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 20:36:15 UTC Comment #61707
Due to release dates of one chapter of Manga per week and one episode of Anime per week, Anime, and manga, have become something I do once a week.

Besides One Piece I am currently reading The Gamer, Noblesse and Dr. Slump.

Like my self, many people like grand adventures to look forward onto catching up what's gonna happen next. In my case One Piece is so good I rarely read anything else.

And because it happens once a week its easy to make time for it.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 21:12:26 UTC Comment #61692
Scratchman Apoo reminds me of Midvalley the Horn Freak from Trigun. Trigun came on TV. Trigun FTW. Give it a chance before you die or you're missing out!
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-14 22:27:37 UTC Comment #61696
@Jessie: There really aren't many colossal animes. For the 5 or so that have been running for ages, there are 200 or so full- or half-season (25 or 13 episodes) new shows every year. I also prefer the shorter shows, if you want some recommendations, send me a message :)
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-15 10:13:18 UTC Comment #61701
watch madoka and make sure to watch up to episode 3
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-15 10:35:43 UTC Comment #61699
I've wanted to watch Planetes for a long time, but I couldn't find any way to watch it unless I wanted to shell out a few hundred for a DVD box set. While I would prefer to watch things legally and in a way that benefits the creators, that's not an amount I would be prepared to spend.
It was a long time ago that I looked into it, so I will have to have another look during the summer.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-15 11:26:40 UTC Comment #61708
By writing "Planetes stream anime" I got 4 websites in first 10 google searches that allow me to stream it for free.
And I don't see what's illegal for you there, it has been 10 years already since it came out, if it could make any more money than it has it would have already be doing so.
Commented 7 years ago2015-05-15 15:21:28 UTC Comment #61700

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