Manguusu

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When the truth seems so far away,
Buddha loves you and Jesus saves.
You need answers for your dismay
Ask yourself, Ask your mom
Ask DNA.

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卍 I'm Buddhist. Swastika are sacred symbols meaning "eternity." 卍
一は全、全は一
This world is made of... Love and Peace!

Excerpt From The St Crispin's Day Speech

"....We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother [...]
And gentlemen [...] now abed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon [this] day!" (IV, iii)
 

About Me

It's pronounced "mongoose." "Manguusu" is from the katakana used to write "mongoose" and still maintain its English pronunciation. (i.o.w. "ma" "n" "gu" "continuation of sound" "su")

You'll usually find me lurking in the Extended Discussion and its sub-forums.

I'm a really good shot, in real life and videogames; although, I do prefer a somewhat different approach. <--Click at own risk.--> You might not come back for hours...

City: Pataskala
State: Ohio
Country: U. S. of A.

If the problem has a solution, worrying is pointless, in the end the problem will be solved. If the problem has no solution, there is no reason to worry, because it can't be solved.

I have really random tastes of music.
I also love to play shōgi, so if you can ever find me in real life, feel free to challenge me.
Oh, and I'm a Buddhist, so if you see me with this: 卍 please don't be offended. It's a sacred symbol in Buddhism; represents "universal harmony," or "Dharma." Or the Buddha's Heart, or his footprints, or good luck, or....

Oh, and if I'm not here, you might find me here, here, or here. Oh, and mabye there.
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Korobeiniki

The Tank Man

One of My Favorite Stories

Ryunosuke Akutagawa\'s The Spider\'s Thread
As told by ruzickaw
Transliterated by Manguusu

I will tell you the story of the great robber Kandata, who died without repentance and was thrown into Hell, where he suffered for his evil deeds.

It happened that one day Buddha was strolling on the shore of the lotus pond in Paradise. He paused at the edge of the pond and saw between the lotus flowers down into the depths of Hell, that lays directly below the lotus pond in paradise.

Through the crystal clear water Buddha could see Kandata suffering in the depths of Hell, along with other sinners. Kandata was a master thief and a murderer, who had killed many people. Yet Buddha recalled, "This criminal has done a single good deed in his life. Once, when Kandata was traveling through a dense forest, he saw a spider crawling along the roadside. Kandata immediately raised his foot and was about to trample it to death, when he suddenly thought, 'This little spider is a living being; why should I take its life for no reason?' So Kandata did not kill the spider, but placed it on one side of the road. In return for having done just that one good deed, I shall try to rescue this sinner from Hell." Buddha saw nearby a spider spinning a silver web on a lotus petal. He took the spider's thread gently into his hands, and lowered it between the white lotus blossoms straight into the distant Hell.

In the depths of Hell, along with the other sinners Kandata was floating up and sinking back down over and over again. It was completely dark. Suddenly, Kandata raised his head, and saw in the blackness above him a thin line, shimmering in the darkness, slowly descending toward him. Kandata thought, "If I cling to this thread, and climb it to its end, I might be able to escape from Hell." Hah! Kandata quickly took hold of the spider's thread with both hands and began climbing up and up, hand over hand. As a former master thief, he had done this many times, but because Hell is quite far away from Paradise Kandata, after climbing for a while, got tired and had to take a rest.

While hanging onto the thread, he looked down, and saw that thanks to his effort Hell was now already hidden at the bottom of the darkness below him. "Ha ha ha ha! If I continue at this pace, escaping from Hell might not be as difficult as I expected." Wrapping his hand around the spider's thread, he cried out "Heh, I'm saved! Heh heh I'm saved at last! Heheheh...." Then, he looked down again and saw hundreds of sinners, from the bottom of the dark Hell, climbing up the thin spider's thread in a single file, like a line of ants. Kandata froze from fear. "How can this thin spider's thread, seemingly strained even under the weight of just me alone, be able to support the weight of so many?! If the thread breaks, I, who had at great pains have climbed this far and all the others will fall headlong back into Hell!" So Kandata yelled down, "Hey you sinners! This spider's thread is mine! Who allowed you to climb it?! Get off!" Just as he yelled at the other sinners, the spider's thread suddenly broke, with a snap, right where Kandata was hanging. Kandata, without even time to cry out, was falling head first back into the dark depths of Hell. Only the broken spider's thread dangled in the air, glittering dimly.

Buddha, standing on the shore of the lotus pond in Paradise, saw everything. When Kandata fell like a stone to the bottom of Hell, Buddha thought, "Kandata wanted to escape just by himself. He felt no compassion for all the others. Falling back into Hell, is a just punishment." Then Buddha went on strolling, seemingly sad. But the lotus blossoms in the lotus pond of Paradise were not concerned in the least about what had happened.

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" DAN HABIKI YES"
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" "Professor you've gone mad! Disarm that immediately! We can still settle this affair peacefully""
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" everything not going according to plan eh professor? "
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Chieftain Twilight
heh. nice. and this one's a yakuza, right?
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Chieftain Twilight
@ your avatar: ...headshot?

You Have Two Cows:

ANARCHISM: You have two cows. The cows decide you have no right to do anything with their milk and leave to form their own society.
LIBERTARIANISM: Go away. What I do with my cows is none of your business.
SOCIALISM: You have two cows; give one to your neighbor.
BEAUROCRATIC SOCIALISM: You have 2 cows; the government takes both cows and puts them in a barn to be raised by an ex-chicken farmer. You are given a barn full of chickens and are told to raise them. The government distributes milk and eggs according to a plan made 10 years in advance.
COMMUNISM: You have two cows; give both to the government and you might get some milk back.
MILITARISM: You have two cows. The state requisitions both and then drafts you.
FASCISM: You have two cows; give both to the government and they sell the milk.
NAZISM: You have two cows; the government shoots you and takes the cows.
CAPITALISM: You have two cows; sell one and buy a bull.
SURREALISM: You have two aardvarks. The government paints one green and requires you to take harmonica lessons.
 
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I'm his mother.

Step sister.

Rawr! (She was a classmate)

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Friend on Gaia.

Cousins.

What was I doing down here again...?

I'm his cousin.

Indeed.

You get in my way, I kill you. Understand?

Whatever happens, happens.

Yet another cousin.

"So if you're reading this, you've presumably read everything else on the page.

There's no shame in knowing it's a Crapsack World, or that Humans Are Bastards,
or that Anyone Can Die. The real strength is knowing this, and going on anyway.
Perhaps it is easier for those with religion. I don't know. But it's damned beautiful
that we have good people in a bad world.

And that, that we have good people in a world that seems dead set on corrupting
them
, is what makes this troper cry."

—Unknown Troper, formerly at the end of this page.
(It seems my profile here is the only remaining record of this quote)

SENSEI! You won't interfere!

Cease this foolishness!

Just a humble bounty hunter, ma'am.