Archive for July, 2006

Quasi-qualitative analysis on subs vs dubs

Monday, July 31st, 2006

In life, there is no true ‘right’ or ‘wrong.’ There is only situational ethics, which denotes what you need to do in a specific time and place. What can be considered wrong normally may be considered the right thing to do in another instance. For example, consider an unconscious girl being ‘kissed’ by a man. Normally, that would be wrong – the girl is unconscious, and doing so would be rude and contemptuous. However, what if that girl was just saved by that guy, a lifeguard, from drowning? The guy would have to perform those lifeguard techniques, which I don’t know what those are called, and this involves ‘kissing’ the girl to be able for the lifeguard to transfer the air that the girl desperately needs. Is this wrong? Most of us would think that it’s the right (if not the only) thing to do. There are only few things in life where one can totally say that that thing or object or idea is totally bad or totally good. Most of life lies in the gray part. (more…)

Turning over a new leaf

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

Since it’s the end of the month, as I’ve planned to, I am now moving to AB. I’m practically doing this on a whim as well, but in the back of my mind, I just want to move because of this really cool theme I’m using right now that I could never use with the WP domain (WordPress): its name is Chocolate Candy, and despite sharing it with Hinano, I really like the sober liveliness of this theme. It’s quite austere on one hand: it uses a dull, brown color; on the other hand, its design is very ebullient. I don’t know how I can put it, but the closest term I can use to describe this feeling is minimalist. It doesn’t have a lot of gaudy colors in this theme, and it strips beautiful design to the its simplest form – for me, anyway. If anyone knows of an art movement that could describe more aptly what this theme brings, kindly inform me with your comments. (Pointillism is a cool art movement.) (more…)