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Reblogged from daeva-agas  6 notes
daeva-agas:

Still from the same game as the previous post.
Hello, in 1600s the Japanese is still following the Sengoku fashion and obi is not tied high up the chest like that. 
Also. Nobu? Ha. HAHAHHAHA HAHAHAHAHHA!!!!
By 1606 the castle, Tsu Castle. has changed owners (no duh), but when the Oda clan is still in power, the castle was under the control of Oda Nobukane.
I know “Nobu” is a super common Japanese name, so this could be a coincidence. I’ll just have to play on to see why they specifically mentioned Tsu Castle instead of a region name (e.g Edo, Owari, Kyoto, etc), because naming particular names just made me ask a lot of questions even before the game even starts. This is just the intro cutscene.

>_>;;Nevermind the annoying incorrect kimono sleeve ends and collars. Or her sleeves being way too long for being a married woman. Or that her hair is tied up in a style only popular 200 years after Nobunaga. Or that, bizarrely, they’re using a street lantern indoors instead of a candle.
Oda Nobunaga’s childhood name was Kippoushi. He was also referred to as “the fool of owari”. His formal adult name he probably didn’t use until he reached adulthood, when he could finally live up to the name. Most of his servants and colleagues would have referred to him as Udaijin (minister on the right). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oda_Nobunaga#Biography
-_-; Yes, watched some taiga dramas and now I have new things to get annoyed about. Nobunaga’s popular in pop culture too: Taiga drama Gou ~Hime-tachi no sengoku~ indirectly follows Nobunaga and his legacy — Also, historically appropriate attire everywhere, including awkwardly low hanging obi!

daeva-agas:

Still from the same game as the previous post.

Hello, in 1600s the Japanese is still following the Sengoku fashion and obi is not tied high up the chest like that. 

Also. Nobu? Ha. HAHAHHAHA HAHAHAHAHHA!!!!

By 1606 the castle, Tsu Castle. has changed owners (no duh), but when the Oda clan is still in power, the castle was under the control of Oda Nobukane.

I know “Nobu” is a super common Japanese name, so this could be a coincidence. I’ll just have to play on to see why they specifically mentioned Tsu Castle instead of a region name (e.g Edo, Owari, Kyoto, etc), because naming particular names just made me ask a lot of questions even before the game even starts. This is just the intro cutscene.

>_>;;
Nevermind the annoying incorrect kimono sleeve ends and collars. Or her sleeves being way too long for being a married woman. Or that her hair is tied up in a style only popular 200 years after Nobunaga. Or that, bizarrely, they’re using a street lantern indoors instead of a candle.

Oda Nobunaga’s childhood name was Kippoushi. He was also referred to as “the fool of owari”. His formal adult name he probably didn’t use until he reached adulthood, when he could finally live up to the name. Most of his servants and colleagues would have referred to him as Udaijin (minister on the right). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oda_Nobunaga#Biography

-_-; Yes, watched some taiga dramas and now I have new things to get annoyed about. Nobunaga’s popular in pop culture too: Taiga drama Gou ~Hime-tachi no sengoku~ indirectly follows Nobunaga and his legacy — Also, historically appropriate attire everywhere, including awkwardly low hanging obi!

Reblogged from cheshiretiffy  4 notes

cheshiretiffy:

OMG. So we have a Rubik’s cube that we got at Goodwill a while back and none of us can do it.

So I looked up the official solving guide, and it shows white touching red and blue.

On my cube, white doesn’t touch blue. White is opposite blue.

I’m never going to figure this damn thing out.

I can’t even figure out the “you shouldn’t need help doing the first part so we’re not going to explain it!” part.

*.* oh, jsyk, the official pamphlet that comes with the rubiks cube has incomplete instructions. It works up to step 2 (solving up to the second layer) but after that the instructions on how to solve the top level doesn’t work.

Here is an alternative to Rubik’s suggested solving method: http://lar5.com/cube/index.html the 2x2x2 cube style!

I myself has only successfully solved a rubiks cube a few times -_-;; Must be my average IQ.

Reblogged from daeva-agas  9 notes
daeva-agas:

skimlines:

daeva-agas:

So. This is the number 1 go-to book for most people when trying to find things about Nobu. Last year I got it for approximately $200 from Amazon.
It’s now listed on Amazon for $1080, USED ONLY. Dunno if there’s anywhere else that still sells it for cheaper, but holy moly… Makes me mighty glad I picked it up when I did. It might blow up to $2000 next year, or even disappear from circulation entirely.
hikarunohana, since you were looking at Nobu things, try to see if this book is available in public libraries. My copy was delivered from ROME, so there might be some other loose copies out there.

A book being listed as 1k and selling for 1k are two different things.
Also, you can get this book in new condition for $174: http://www.amazon.ca/The-Chronicle-Lord-Nobunaga-Gyuichi/dp/9004201629
Some more sources that are under $350: http://www.directtextbook.com/isbn/9789004201620

Oh, well, it only has one price listed, no alternatives and everything, so I assumed that was that. Can the book be sold with a different price from the one listed in Amazon? Other sources would obviously have different prices and stuff…
But thanks for the links!!

I can really only comment as a fellow amazon seller (I’ve purchased and vended most of my college textbooks using Amazon) but you can set whatever price you want on Amazon.
For textbooks, I’d usually try to price my textbooks only a buck or two more expensive than the least expensive used-book option so that the book is more likely to sell when I need the money.
If you price your book at a crazy high price, amazon will not stop you, but chances are you’ll be sitting on that book for quite a while….
I think that this book is priced at 1k because it is out of print and few people want it. If there was a big interest, the publisher would have seen it worthwhile to reprint for MSRP $200. There’s also that most people who are this specifically interested in Japanese culture prefer to study Japanese to be able to study from the source rather than through a translation.
Ps, asian studies was my minor, though the only really nerdy thing I did during my minor (besides nearly 30 credits in language classes) was take a class in Genji’s tale. My college library had genji in early modern Japanese but it was impossible for me to read with my business casual Japanese LOL

daeva-agas:

skimlines:

daeva-agas:

So. This is the number 1 go-to book for most people when trying to find things about Nobu. Last year I got it for approximately $200 from Amazon.

It’s now listed on Amazon for $1080, USED ONLY. Dunno if there’s anywhere else that still sells it for cheaper, but holy moly… Makes me mighty glad I picked it up when I did. It might blow up to $2000 next year, or even disappear from circulation entirely.

hikarunohana, since you were looking at Nobu things, try to see if this book is available in public libraries. My copy was delivered from ROME, so there might be some other loose copies out there.

A book being listed as 1k and selling for 1k are two different things.

Also, you can get this book in new condition for $174: http://www.amazon.ca/The-Chronicle-Lord-Nobunaga-Gyuichi/dp/9004201629

Some more sources that are under $350: http://www.directtextbook.com/isbn/9789004201620

Oh, well, it only has one price listed, no alternatives and everything, so I assumed that was that. Can the book be sold with a different price from the one listed in Amazon? Other sources would obviously have different prices and stuff…

But thanks for the links!!

I can really only comment as a fellow amazon seller (I’ve purchased and vended most of my college textbooks using Amazon) but you can set whatever price you want on Amazon.

For textbooks, I’d usually try to price my textbooks only a buck or two more expensive than the least expensive used-book option so that the book is more likely to sell when I need the money.

If you price your book at a crazy high price, amazon will not stop you, but chances are you’ll be sitting on that book for quite a while….

I think that this book is priced at 1k because it is out of print and few people want it. If there was a big interest, the publisher would have seen it worthwhile to reprint for MSRP $200. There’s also that most people who are this specifically interested in Japanese culture prefer to study Japanese to be able to study from the source rather than through a translation.

Ps, asian studies was my minor, though the only really nerdy thing I did during my minor (besides nearly 30 credits in language classes) was take a class in Genji’s tale. My college library had genji in early modern Japanese but it was impossible for me to read with my business casual Japanese LOL