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You should definitely do it, but don't half-ass it. It's all about the social media. I've gotten into affiliate marketing, and while I am not making a living yet, it is pretty sweet. Affiliate marketing is where you write different blogs, ect, about top 5 whatever, and then link that whatever using a referral link. You get like 10% back of whatever sells. There are also link-walls and other tactics as well. It's hard work to get going though, and it takes a fair bit of technical knowledge. Holler if you need help getting started with Twitch, YouTube or whatever.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Another bout of me reminiscing about the days of yore has me digging up a few gems of the past.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypHQ7PT9fPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmWnKKww-ok

I almost thought these were lost to the mists of time.
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Much to my chagrin, the Sailor Moon FAQ was wiped some time back. I propose that the link on the front page is changed to point towards the SM Wikia.

http://sailormoon.wikia.com/wiki/Sailor_Moon_Wiki
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
I gotta quit nickel and diming myself on Yu-Gi-Oh. I figure me picking the game up again was just me trying to fool myself into thinking I'm doing something constructive in my off time. But as much fun as it is beating down kids and neckbeards with a budget deck, that money spent adds up quick. Still, it's nice to have a card game that is almost as old as Magic still be around. So many others don't get to see much passed a year.
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I still do magic occasionally, but they intentionally ramp up the cards every year to force even casuals to buy new ones. That wasn't standard practice 10 years ago, but now is the norm. I can't enjoy a night with my friends without dumping $200 into cards. Just isn't worth it anymore.

I suggest if you want to save some cash. If you are playing with friends, put restrictions on type and generation. This ensures no one is spending over $20-$25 on a deck.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Yugioh is definitely superior in that regard. There are a good deal of runnable themes in which the main deck shouldn't run you more than $30 depending on what splashable support you want in them.

They like to make their money with Extra Deck cards. Solid Xyz, Fusions, and Synchros became the selling point of just about every new pack. And those are often the tougher pulls inciting $80 prices for some of them. But even then as reprints come out, the prices fall to a fraction of what they were. Konami uses this model to keep selling packs and tins and it works very well for them because it helps to keep the game accessable from the dealer's end of things.

Certainly a step up from what they were doing 10 years ago.
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Hi everyone. It's been quite a while since I have been on here.

Over the last year or so I have been on a nostalgic anime re-watching kick. Watched dragon ball / dbz / dbgt, tenchi muyo, and just bought a box set and starting watching Sailor Moon from the beginning. I also have the first two seasons of Ranma waiting to be watched. I'm glad I haven't lost my interest with age...

Has anybody else dived back into the classics? Any recommendations for new age animes?
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Good post 2000 anime? I have a few I can suggest.

Kaiji - It's about a compulsive gambler and all around nobody caught up in games of life or death.

Usagi Drop - About another all around nobody to takes in and raises a young girl while learning life lessons of responsibility in the process. Sounds boring but executed in a way that holds your interest.

Madoka Magica - Magical girl anime with a suddenly dark twist that constantly tries to one up its sense of dread.

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure - Ridiculousness on a golden level. A must watch.

Log Horizon - I haven't seen this one yet. But I'm constantly told that it's like .Hack without the bad writing.
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. May your family be...tolerable. And for those of you working today, have fun and make the most of it. I mean, who'd be crazy enough to want such a fine day off, right?

(Hangs head and sighs.)
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My company doesn't allow workers to take any days off between thanksgiving and Christmas eve. :(

*Sigh* Yay, retail.
I hate Facebook. When I have to ask my girlfriend if her damn phone is more interesting then me...

Actually, I think every hookup I've had for the last 6 years had the lady I was with burying her nose in her phone. But it has really gotten worse over the passed year to 18 months it seems.
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@josh - Oh man that is terrible. That sucks they can't give you time with your family.

@magus - This and all of this.I was dating someone for a short time, and they would not put the damned phone down. Their life was work, and bragging about trolling people on Facebook about their political opinions.

Her mom was nuts too. One day they sat and had an hour long conversation about flaming some random dude on Facebook that didn't like one of their post. I've come to the conclusion that smart women are too smart to be in a relationship, and the sheep aren't worth it.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
My backup drive, and my SECONDARY backup drive fried at the same time and I lost all my Sailor Moon music AND I lost my entire collection of Sailor Moon videos. I got all the music back, but now I am hunting down the videos.

Also, anyone else really enjoying this?
http://www.livecounts.x10host.com/?channel=Fine Brothers Entertainment
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Happy Valentines Day, Everyone!
Hi Josh, same back at you!

"This is still the Age of Pisces... the time of love!!" -SV
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Happy Leap Day! Hope everyone enjoys the extra time ;) lol
I really, REALLY wish that SJW's would lay the hell off of Sailor Moon. Getting real sick of this.

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/12/e7/92/12e792c9debe2e85be216002bc975585.jpg
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Magus: What is the context here? I didnt realize that SJWs had picked up sailormoon as a target. Would love to read some articles on this.
It's more of a board thing than a blog thing. Ever since Crystal 3 started, I'm seeing these people crawling out of the woodwork and trying to co-opt the dam show. It isn't enough that Haruka is a strong lesbian character. No, they want her to be "gender fluid" among other such nonsense. And I'm seeing that botched translation of the Manga used as reference.
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It's also not as if we don't get 3 FTM trans* sailor guardians in Stars, either. She's a somewhat masculine presenting Lesbian, as far as I know based on all source material leading up to Crystal.
Oh hell, one of the most beautiful scenes in the original series was between homosexual men. Why these parasites feel the need to feed off a thing until it is dead and devoid of substance is beyond me.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
I think a lot of that stems from the current nature of the internet in general. The reason they have to bastardize any and every form of media is the same reason people just have to know what they ate last night for dinner. They're self important blow hards.

Look at it like this. Think of any bad fanfiction you heard of or read. You have two kinds of people commenting on it. Either you have people saying that it sucks and they should probably stop if they're feeling particularly annoyed, or you get some teenage autists white knighting the work because they're part of some internet social circle. When the author responds, you get the kind of reaction you'd expect just dismissing criticism and embracing the white knights. The author learns nothing and continues inflating his ego with more crap.

Now think of this internet circle jerk expanding exponentially over a period of about two decades. And here you have SJW's.
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Long time no see. What is up all? Magus, are you still kicking man? We have a Discord now. Get ahold of me if you want the link.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
What is this "Discord" you speak of? I'm so no longer on the bleeding edge of things ;_;
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"Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, Mr. Creedy, there is an idea... and ideas ARE bulletproof!
Discord App is what is going to put the nail in the Skype and Teamspeak coffin. My name is TheDruid#9115, look me up and give me a shout.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
There are quite a number of errors popping up when I navigate to different sections of the site.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Looks like some things got reverted, but I am really glad to see it running again! Thanks Scott.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Yup, the fix was to push the last known good database backup into place...
backups aren't for chumps!
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So I was just screwing around on YouTube and I stumbled across a recent video of Jon Stewart talking about the election. So I decide to take a look and the channel having ads up loads one up for the Ford Fusion. But what I saw was unexpected and long after I watched the entire thing with my jaw hung open and a pounding headache right behind my eyes, I didn't hear or register anything that was said in the actual video I wanted to see. I even forgot what I was watching. So I did a quick google search and I just want to leave this here.

http://www.avclub.com/article/sailor-moon-and-solid-snake-are-here-sell-you-auto-245906

I expect this from Japan since Char Aznable will sell you anything across the pond. But this just hit me like a mugger with a crowbar. Just...why? Who the hell is their marketer?
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Huh. Well, ain't that something.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
If you loked that then you'll love this.

http://sailormoonnews.com/2016/11/26/sailor-moon-themed-condoms-pamphlets-and-posters-will-be-used-as-part-of-a-new-japanese-sexual-education-campaign/
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Woo, I'm back! I missed you guys! Seriously, I did try to log in a month or so ago to see if I could help someone out with an account, and it turns out that I was locked out, too.

I have way too much stuff in front of me that I need to get done, but between being on multiple days withdrawals of medication I'm supposed to be on, and having a car that's many months past registration due (I got pulled over for a warning once already)... I need to clear this stuff up before the new year.

It doesn't leave much time to do the whole "celebrating" thing for the "holiday season" (time when everyone has family and stability except for me). So the past couple of years I've been slowly beginning to thicken my emotional skin and not totally just break around this time of year, but I still can't enjoy it.

The Sailor Moon Ford Fusion commercials are a hit and miss. 1. I'm glad Sailor Moon is now "famous" enough that someone thought it'd be worthwhle to market an unrelated product with them.
2. The "new" dub voices annoy me. Not as badly as the Cloverway ones, but it's either Japanese or my cheesy DiC voices for me.
3. Don't they realise that the people they're marketing to, like me, are mostly all under the poverty line, or at least not able to even buy new expensive things like cars and houses?
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"Beneath this mask, there is more than flesh. Beneath this mask, Mr. Creedy, there is an idea... and ideas ARE bulletproof!
Howdy and glad to hear you're back. Yeah the advertising is weird, but hey, it worked. We're talking about it here.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Wow, can you all believe Jan is about over?
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Whoever designed base board heating needs to be drug out and shot. That is all.
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Did something catch fire?
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Yes. My electric bill.
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Oh yeah, I feel your pain there. I had a small apartment and electric bills hit over $200 a month, that was in 2008.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
HEYO! Have a great spring!
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Magus, you still kicking buddy?
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
I wish the weather would make up its mind here!
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Wow, allergies or flu hit me like a truck.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
I'm kicking. But I don't have much positive to say. So when all I can do is #$%$@#!!, I normally just shut up.

My latest adventure is to fix a coolant leak in my car that is making its way to my passenger side floor board. I am guessing that it is a bad heater core. I have steadily been losing coolant and haven't seen it leaking anywhere until I saw the floor board soaked.

I owe $1600 to the state due to mix up with a prior employer. Which is just lovely.

And I am currently sitting in a laundromat with a kid that won't shut the hell up, keeps stomping around, and just generally needs her ass beat.

Are you sick of hearing me yet? I have plenty more if you want to hear.

(Okay, the little girl is now flopping around on the floor as if she is having a seizure and only now is the mother telling her to behave.)
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Oh man, that's a ride right there! I can not stand little brats myself either. Yeah it sounds like a bad heater core, does the floorboard smell sweet?

I wouldn't worry too much about that little of taxes, they aren't going to throw you in jail. I had around $1200 owed to the IRS due to the same kind of thing and just let it ride for a few years until I had full-time employment. Then they took my tax return.

What model and year of car do you have?
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Yep, it is sweet and I am seeing a green pool start to form. I can't take my ride back into the shop yet so I took it to a car wash and vaccumed the cab real quick. Hopefully, I can keep it maintained until Monday when I should have time.
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I wish you were closer dude, at the very least I could make a bypass for it. I am assuming you don't have those kinds of tools available to you.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Wow. There's barely anyone that comes here anymore :/ I remember when it used to be way more active
Hi there Aqua Tears, this place is pretty slow but there are some of us still here.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Hi SailorDecember ^_^ I've been doing some exploring, and noticed some broken links here and there. Does any of the Webmasters still come on or have they all disappeared as well?

Btw, I gave you Kudos for your response. So thank you! It seems to be a lot more difficult giving Kudos to other active accounts. :/ I would give Magus Kudos as well but I have 0 now. I kind of forgot how this works but I want to be able to level up to the next level, so I'm trying to figure that out at this point.
They come on and Scott keeps the site running, but it doesn't look like there is allot of active maintenance. I'm just so happy they keep it running.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
You want to go to "Sailormoon.org" then to "Change your Preferences" then to "Promotion Request". Also thank you.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
I only have 290, and need 1000 :/ I don't think I'll be getting that promotion any time soon. Thank you for sending me off in the right direction ^_^

How else can I get points other than the 1000 per month?
A long weekend turned into 3 days of work. Glad to be back at work.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
AquaTears...hmm. Call me crazy, but that username sounds vaguely familiar.

Anyways, welcome back.

Are you anxious to hear any news at all on when the Dream Arc of Sailor Moon Crystal will drop? A date still hasn't dropped since the confirmation last January.
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Hm. Really? I shortened it, I usually use aqua_moon_tear, AquaMoonTear, etc. It was actually inspired from the Legend of Zelda Majora's Mask game, there was a scene of the moon's tear and I liked how it looked so I made a username out of it.

And thank you! :)

I've been patiently waiting for news about the Dream Arc .. but my patience is wearing thin. I think they should've by now told us SOMETHING about their progress, at the very least? Instead of leaving us hanging :/
.....Why am I still at 330 points?? It's been a little over a month and no sign of that 1000 monthly points in sight :(
Points do not go up for some reason, which is fine, Scott is basically keeping this up as a charity. We all appreciate that, even though this community is mighty small at the moment.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Soo guess this means no promotion for me. Oh well :/ I've been trying to get more people in here but they seem to not care
This place needs to be active for points and ranks to matter anymore. With what few people we have here we could start a RPG or something here to try and boost activity.

I dunno. You have lurkers here. So try and promote something.
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Magus, if you want to DM it, I will play.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
If I do start something, at the very least I am going to wait and see if MBH logs in and notices first. With you and me with possibly Aqua and her if they are interested, we would have four players which is plenty to start something with.
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Sure, count me in :)
Yeesh, it's been too long, sorry minna-san. Obsessing over Sailor Moon Drops lately and figured "what the hay, let's log into Grep*!". If there's talk about an RPG we can do over the board, I'm in :D
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Sounds like you have some takers and it will be a long one for sure given the reply rate.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Not to sound disrespectful to Scott's generosity of keeping Grep* alive, but what's the rush? Maybe we can return as the net's best and only SM RPG website? :)
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Just speculating, but I think a major part of that kind of traffic would mean a total rewrite of the site. I can't blame him for not wanting to put that much work into smorg after all these years.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Got some takers. Cool. When I get my internet back and don't have to rely on my damn phone, I'll throw something together.
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Sounds good Magus :)
I am laying awake unable to sleep. I just opened a group for people to join if they are interested in the upcoming RPG.

"Inherited Fates" is the title I more or less settled on. You can find it in my joined list since the Moon Kingdom is a damn nightmare to find my way around.
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There's no join button for me
I am guessing that I had to set "Write" permissions. Try it now.

The start of the game has been pushed back to October since I am not getting my internet back as soon as I thought I would.

I hope everyone here has a good Labor Day.
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Hey Magus, I hope things are going better on your side man.
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Howdy all, can you believe it's October!
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
Wow, can everyone believe it's nearly Halloween again?
Life is like an orange, it is small, round and has a few pips in it... Oh, and some have half of one for breakfast.
I'm ready for halloween. Down here in Sydney it means summer is almost here and I can't wait to finally ahve a full summer. I moved here in January this year and so I missed half the summer. I was also so busy with moving stuff that it meant I didn't really get time to do anything fun like go to the beach or go swimming.

Does anyone else have any exciting Halloween Plans? Jamie and I are going to a costume party.
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