Tag: ponderings

  • Individual Contributions to DBZ Fandom

    It is always fascinating when we are able to track down the actual first-time uses of certain words or phrases in DBZ fandom. Some of the things we take for granted and simply accept as commonplace were actually created by fans either for simplicity’s sake, out of ignorance, or even sometimes out of honest mis-translation.…

  • What Makes A Good Blog Entry?

    I ask this question both of myself (to try and answer in an actual blog post… how fascinating!), and also of you all, dear readers. What does make a blog entry “good”…? One thing to keep in mind is that I am not talking about a “blog” from a personal standpoint. This is work-work related…

  • Kids and Social Networking – Your Thoughts?

    I am going to be doing a little presentation next week at a luncheon at an organization regarding children being online and social networking. The focus is keeping them “safe” in some sense, but it will be more along the lines of just being aware of what is out there, how to keep tabs on…

  • Adults Can’t Play “Animal Crossing”…!

    One of the biggest stories going around the blogs today is a bit of fantastic “journalism” by ABC 17 News with the following specific quote by investigator Andy Anderson (as taken from Game Politics) really striking a nerve: “There is no reason an adult should have [Animal Crossing:┬áCity Folk],” says Andy Anderson, Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes…

  • Thoughts On Donations?

    This is a subject I am heavily conflicted on. Ever since the dawn of Daizenshuu EX (and VegettoEX’s Home Page and Ultimate DBZ Links Page before them), I have done anything and everything in my power to keep things as “real” and “transparent” as I can with the site. I have never asked the community…

  • More Reflections On… Well… People (And Being Online)

    A review of recent comments on the Daizenshuu EX YouTube channel and playing some Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 on Xbox Live last night reminded me just how jaw-droppingly incomprehensible people can be online. I have come across a couple good bits o’ reading over the last couple days that somewhat tie in with this subject,…

  • Foreign Things Confuse Me

    I am back from the Honeymoon! We went on a cruise to Spain / Italy / France, and I am going to have a ton of pictures and stories to share (especially from Pompeii). In the meantime, I have something simple. This question goes out to all you Europeans out there. I should probaby have…