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Old May 28th, 2013 (9:20 AM).
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    Wow, that must have kinda sucked.
    Japan is probably the most dificult country to get citizenship in that I know of.
    To be honest though I've not really looked at it for a while.

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    Old May 28th, 2013 (9:36 AM).
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      Yeah I also hear that Japan is really difficult to emigrate to. :/ Seems like it's actually really damn hard to get citizenship in a lot of countries, but then it makes me wonder how the heck do we get so many uneducated immigrants in places like Canada who don't even know how to speak the language, and don't have a penny to their name. Makes me question why and even HOW they are even there : |

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      Old May 28th, 2013 (9:37 AM).
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        Old May 28th, 2013 (11:37 AM).
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        Yeah I also hear that Japan is really difficult to emigrate to. :/ Seems like it's actually really damn hard to get citizenship in a lot of countries, but then it makes me wonder how the heck do we get so many uneducated immigrants in places like Canada who don't even know how to speak the language, and don't have a penny to their name. Makes me question why and even HOW they are even there : |
        It's not exactly a walk in the park to get citizenship in Canada, either. You have to get permanent resident status first. On top of that, you have to get a work visa and everything in order to work, too. So we might have looser laws when it comes to immigration (not that it looks that hard to get into Japan on a study or work visa if you know what you're doing... or at least I know a lot of people who have) but it's still hard to get citizenship here.

        The difference between Canada and a lot of countries is that Canada was built on immigrants. Our native population is very low so the majority of Canadians did not originate here. It's not like Japan or other countries where almost the entire population originated in that country and there are few outsiders. I guess it can definitely be frustrating for people to show up here without a good grasp of the language or what little Canadian culture we can define but that doesn't mean they're citizens at all and it doesn't mean their kids won't grow up to be whitewashed contributing members of society.

        I know wouldn't be here if Canada hadn't let lots of people in in the past and I know pretty much all of my friends wouldn't be either, so I've always been for loose (ish) immigration laws. It's just how Canada is. Yeah we get some bad apples but there are a lot of great people who've immigrated here too and to lose out on them would just suck. I mostly wish we were better at retaining people who come here for their education to become doctors and whatnot because a lot of people with good degrees just head back to their native countries to apply their knowledge instead of sticking around. :(

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        Old May 28th, 2013 (11:43 AM).
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        I've heard that trying to get citizenship (or was it just permanent resident status?) is pretty slow. You can't work or even leave the country while you wait and wait and wait for them to process the paperwork.

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        Old May 28th, 2013 (11:58 AM).
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        I know they're really strict with visa regulations and will outright deport you for a year (or sometimes permanently) if you overstay it but I admittedly don't know much as far as more permanent living solutions go there. I've never looked into it. :x

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        Old May 28th, 2013 (12:14 PM).
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          It's kind of crazy, but I know a lot of people in my field, mainly liberals, who are trying to gain citizenship in other countries to ditch America. They feel that with the economic hardships and all the unreliable politicians, America is just a sinking ship. I don't feel that the problems are that dire, especially if you're making good money. But I can see how people who aren't making considerable amounts of money could be suffering, and have that mindset. But these guys are people who make over 70,000 a year!

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          Old May 28th, 2013 (2:17 PM).
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            Dcc, I shall revive you! (Hopefully)

            So, is anyone else here as bad at drawing as I am?

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            Old May 28th, 2013 (2:29 PM). Edited May 28th, 2013 by Sableye~.
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            Paladin, I keep mistaking you for a friend I had here who just quit haha.

            Ehh. My opinion on my drawings varies. I'm best with traditional art, but I recently have discovered the entertainment of scratch sprites. However, I have to reference virtually everything I draw. The only exceptions are Cubone, simple Pokemon like Diglett, and fakemon.

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            Old May 28th, 2013 (2:42 PM).
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            Old May 28th, 2013 (2:43 PM).
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              Oh? You should post it, Jess! You know how much I like your art!
              . . . :3

              I kinda want to learn how to draw anime, but I've tried a few times and the results were less then inspiring.

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              Old May 28th, 2013 (3:01 PM). Edited May 28th, 2013 by Sableye~.
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              I seen this

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              and was suspicious. One of the first things I seen after selecting to view your profile was the VM from Nathan. Immediate jaw drop haha. :D
              It was your avatar that made me mistake you for, well, you. I dunno. It just seemed like something you would like.
              So, should I call you Paladin now?

              It is on PC already. I don't want to post it here because the design isn't mine, so here's just a link to the thread:
              http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=300034&page=13
              Keep in mind that it's only my third completed Fakemon sprite, okay?

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              Old May 28th, 2013 (3:47 PM).
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                Haha, yeah, I'm back. Fresh start, too!
                I can't help but have an inclination towards those sorts of things. X) (Avatar I mean)
                I. . . Don't know. :? That's up to you I guess.

                No, it looks good!
                Have you designed any yet?

                Oh, there's more for the topic right there.
                How about spriting, guys? I tried, but can't load good enough quality images on my tablet. :I

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                Old May 28th, 2013 (4:01 PM).
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                May I ask what caused you to want to have a fresh start? [:
                Haha yeah, you have a distinct style (I don't mean that in a bad way).
                Would you prefer one over the other, though?

                Yeah, but most are too poor to post here haha. x;
                If you want to see one, though, I have a sketch somewhere of a fighting-type.
                One of my favorite fakemon that I've made was destroyed when I tried to redesign it. I can't really tone down the gore without ruining it.

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                Old May 28th, 2013 (4:10 PM).
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                Old May 28th, 2013 (4:17 PM).
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                I've made one sprite and despite so many hours working on it I could never get the shading right and it never got good reviews except from Nica. Bleh.

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                Old May 28th, 2013 (4:49 PM).
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                  Let's put it this way, I'm finally done with a ton of crap I was dealing with.
                  Thanks. I don't really see it though. :?
                  I'm half thinking Paladin, if just for clean slate reasons, but Roc is probably easier.

                  Ohh, can I see it later? I've got to go for now. . . But will probably be back later tonight.

                  Haha, I'm sure they're not that bad, Nathan!

                  Keep at it Touj, practically all forms of art take perseverance!

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                  Old May 28th, 2013 (5:12 PM).
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                  Paladin? Okay. I was thinking the same thing (that it didn't seem right to call you Roc now, but that it would be easier).

                  Sure. I'll redraw it while you're gone, so I don't make you go blind with my sketch haha.

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                  I have to agree with Paladin, Touj. Practice is necessary for art. Heck, I've been drawing somewhat seriously for five years and I still end up with drawings that I don't even want to look at. X}

                  I'm going to try to remember to call you Paladin, but I might mess up from time to time. I originally typed "Roc" up there and had to fix it. x;

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                  Old May 28th, 2013 (6:21 PM).
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                    Dcc. I'm starting to think you're suicidal.

                    Hum, television!
                    What are some good shows you guys watch? Netflix/Hulu included.
                    Anyone else here watch 30 Rock, How Do They Do It, or Good Eats?

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                    Old May 28th, 2013 (6:56 PM).
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                    I don't watch tv much, honestly. I spend most of my time lurking on the internet, playing Pokemon, and drawing. Meaning I do nothing with my life. .__.

                    Do you still want to see that drawing, Paladin? I wasn't up to redrawing it, but I can post a sketch from yesterday, if you want. The design isn't complete yet, but I really doubt I'll finish it tonight.

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                    Old May 28th, 2013 (8:01 PM).
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                      Well, good! Watching Tv all the time'll rot your brain. . !
                      See? I have no room to talk, but I still put in my two cents. Probably because I watch so much Tv.

                      Oh, yes please!

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                      Old May 28th, 2013 (8:18 PM). Edited May 28th, 2013 by Sableye~.
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                      Haha X}
                      Ugh. Ignore the art. Just look at the design.
                      Yes, I know that it makes no sense.
                      This was only the second ever drawing of this Fakemon. It also wasn't exactly something I spent a long time on.

                      Edit:
                      It says you're viewing this page, so I know you've seen the drawing. Therefore it will now be removed. I really need to stop posting art here.
                      Getting off now, though. Goodnight.

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                      Old May 29th, 2013 (7:16 AM).
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                      Old May 29th, 2013 (7:44 AM). Edited May 29th, 2013 by Sableye~.
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                      I've been done for weeks. No traditions, though. Just...finished for the year. And the knowledge that I'm about to waste far too much time playing Pokemon and using the internet. I:

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                      I'm editing my post and now I have the option of adding a title. ?_?

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                      Old May 29th, 2013 (9:15 AM).
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                      Probably just getting drunk with all my classmates and going to the last party organized by the uni before summer. And then everybody non-native leaves town and I can breathe for a while and travel home to my parents and get a tan :D

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