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  1. It is strange how all of Canada can agree about Hockey (Inner self laughing out loudly). But, I don't listen to olympics much, I tend to have problems with the whole concept, that I think partially flawed.
  2. I'm waiting for Madagascar to have its medal
  3. With Klaas's comments, I changed them a little bit. I tried also a few others. The second one (Manga-Anime) is a little bit charged, but I took a chance on it.
  4. I'm not a GREAT supporter of the Green Party, but I do fear that project, as I am a Kyoto Accord supporter. Same thing about the ame-misi-defe-plan.
  5. I have my own reasons : I am bored with centralizing federalism (and with the Tories, well, I am not pleased by other ideas) and I am bored with the Bloc, always yelling Quebec Quebec Quebec (I live in Quebec) : Canada is not only Quebec, wether you are Regionalist or Centralist, think globally. But, I will probably never find my "panacée", a regionalist party... So, totally bored, I chose the party that holds the ideas closest to my stand.
  6. I say at least there is a minority I am not pleased by those results, as most values and ideals Tories have I do not share, but, I am at least half-happy because of the minority status. I voted Green Party (as 4% of those who voted), if anyone cares.
  7. Here are new versions. For the first banner, I have reduced the opacity of the 14 names, and I have modified the text. I also added a small heptacle of green and blue, behind the main name. For the second one, I hesitated between blue and green. I truly prefered the blue, but I wasn't sure, because then, most of my subsites will be blue-colored. Oh well, it's just better. I also added a few details. And the text is also less opaque, so it's not as annoying.
  8. Here is what I have yet about my website, two banners, one about Sakamoto Maaya, a Japanese voice actor and signer, and the other one is the Island of Melville. I'm slowly building my site... How are they?
  9. Et voilà, A new year has begun. Have a happy new year, everyone And some are already in their second day, and some don't care a lot about this day. Oh well, just have fun then
  10. You don't actually need a "earthly territory" to create a micro-State. You only need a Constitution (Set of Fundamental Laws defining the State) The Constitution itself shall define whatever is relevant about the micro-State : - its Juridiction : to whom or what or where does it apply? (My Melvillian Constitution goes as far as defining a When : it applies as long as there is someone adhering to it) - its Government : how does the State maintained together, how people live together? - other basic laws that you wish to protect against daily evolution If the first two are rather easy, the thrid point can be tricky. To give a real-world example, South Korea was tricked by its constitution, when it tried to move its Capital city from Seoul : as it was written in the Constitution that the Capital was Seoul, a Constitutional amendment (usually harder to obtain than a law) was necessary, so the project was turned off as unconstitutional, however good it would be... Ours will not involve such... gravissime issues... but take care to not overrule the Constitution, or you then actually overrule the people, and hence, bye-bye State, even if micro.
  11. I was given this flag when I was 18 years old. Actually, it is my personal flag, representing dozens of things that would be long to explain in the too short time I have this morning. It is also the flag of one of my concountry (artistical creation of a country). The two other people that are with me on this photo are conlangers, people whose hobby is to create languages. (And, as a side note, we are also all conworlders.) I am the rightmost one, you can only see my head and part of my read kanguru (sweather).
  12. If I ever was made to eat human flesh, well, I'll ask from where it comes from. If he tells me North America, I will not eat it. Perhaps would it be easier if it was from Japan or Europe. The best would be from the Amazonas, actually. But, I'd eat it only if I was offered it as an ceremony of anthropophagy, or if noone told me it was human flesh. As for the copy, it's a copy, I wouldn't bother at all. Oh, I know I want to eat dog meat one day.
  13. I was scared... I'd rather buy Rigel-the-Lighthouse (bêta orionis) than a useless black hole. But I think my pocket would be too small for either, and my budget too small to buy any star, even the tinyest.
  14. I placed two identical faces. The first one, dubbed "The Quebecker", refers to the place where I actually live. (On top of Montreal, in Quebec, eastern part of Canada) The second, dubbed "The Melvillian" refers to the place where I ultimately intend to live, perhaps where my deadstone would be placed (As I have no intention for my body to be buried.). It is in Extreme Northern Canada, on Melville Island. It seems a cold place (and I will not deny it), but the landscapes are so marvellous. the website i have linked to it contains photos of the island, look under île de Melville.
  15. I've read a little about Secularism, and it flows right where I think, that is, the "irrelevance of religion in my life".
  16. The idea is to measure the space of a vision. To do it, you need three information : distance under and over the horizon, distance left and right from the middle of one's vision, and distance from the viewpoint. So, you don't film in the same way as taking a picture, it is more calculation and evaluation. To create touch, you must have some force acting against your skin. Finally, for smelling, the idea is to project the right chemicals in the air at the right time.
  17. I'm in a debate around "Secular/Agnosticist/Atheist" and "Natural Religion". I'm obviously not an adherant to one of the Book Religions, and even less to those who declare dogmas. I am not neopagan, and do not follow any said "traditional" religion as well. The reason why I hesitate in front of the Secular choice is that I do have a credo (what I believe) and I have some faith in it. I also am Agnostic, in the sense that I deny the possibility of knowledge about what is metaphysical (beyond Nature, Observation and Experience), but it didn't stop me of having a credo in life. It is atheistic, but not atheist : I do not deny some god, but I deny its relevance in the Universe. My credo relies on the "Existence of the Universe, and its Laws of Physic". I do not worship, but, in some sense, I do honour this credo in a way. It's quite hard to define, and actually, Natural Religion is quite close to the word I would think of it.
  18. I'm not going until next year, it seems. Oh well... I still have my courses beginning in september.
  19. If we count along the guideline I have given, 23 planets is possible.
  20. 日本は未だです。 This is how it is written in genuine Japanese. At least, as a consolation, I had a great experience thursday. I went to my mother's friend house, and there lives a Japanese, and there were two young Japanese visiting as well. At first, both I and them were shy, and the one who lived there (Yoshimi), couldn't believe it at first (as all Japanese I met, she kept on saying "Sugoi! Sugoi!"). And we had a susi-pâtî, I made most of the sushi And then, everything went better, and we could speak at last Japanese a little .
  21. 知っていることならば、簡単な日々の生活の会話ができます。まだ時々ちょっと違っているけれど日本人は僕が分かります。漢字で書けます。手で書いてもできます。ひらがなとカタカナが二つも早く読めます。声で言ってる会話まだ難しいですけれど、よくなっています。日本語を使ってる一時間のあと、あたまが痛くなります。 Speaking of what I know, I can converse about easy everyday life subjects. I still make some mistakes, but I can be understood by a Japanese. (not in the text : most of the time, Gaijin can be completely incomprehensible to Japanese, seems I'm not that bad) I can write with Kanji, even with handwriting. I can quickly read katakana and hiragana. Speech conversation is still difficult, but I am getting better. After one hour using Japanese, my head begins to ache. I would actually wonder how there could not be even one : at least, we have ties with the royal crown of Nederlands, as for being their shelter during war. (And each spring, a tulipe festival is held in their honor in Ottawa)
  22. I am planning to study abroad, in Japan. As of today, I might go to Souka Gakkai Daigaku in Toukyou (ok, in common English it would be Soka Gakkai Daigaku in Tokyo), but then again my goal is to study Japanese and in Japanese. I'm also planning to do my mastery there and, if possible, my doctorate (no choice, as I want to become a Japanese language teacher). (Souka Gakkai is actually a buddhist sect, but it doesn't bother me at all. It is a really pacifist one (unlike the (beep!) Aum sect...)) I could recommend Canada, and if you want to study in English, with good courses and cheap tuition fees, well, you have two English universities in Montreal : McGill and Concordia. It may sound stupid to learn English in Montreal (second French speaking city), but it gets clearer when you know that half of the city is English (those two universities are well prepared to welcome foreign students who do not understand French at all). You can also try universities in other parts of Canada (Ontario I think is in the cheapest outside Quebec). Try to live in homestay if you can : you'll have to use the local language with the family. (It is not recommended to come learn French in Montreal, unless you are completely willing to. It is possibly the only non-officially-English city in the world where even the basic local shop will answer you with decent English (so, you will never actually need French in Montreal, if you know where to go). For French, favor Quebec City or any of the small cities of Quebec.)
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