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Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Labels A to Z, Part one

An Anime called "The Melancholy
of Haruhi Suzumiya"
Here is the start of a week to twice a week post the will talk about the Labels of both of my blogs. There will be five Labels a post and I will trying to keep in alphabetical order. However new labels added after were they should have been will be added to the end.

Anime - NSL - Anime is animation originating in Japan. Outside Japan, anime is also referred to as "Japanese animation". While the earliest known Japanese animation dates from 1917, and many original Japanese cartoons were produced in the ensuing decades, the characteristic anime style developed in the 1960s—notably with the work of Osamu Tezuka—and became known outside Japan in the 1980s. Anime, like manga, has a large audience in Japan and recognition throughout the world. Distributors can release anime via television broadcasts, directly to video, or theatrically, as well as online. Both hand-drawn and computer-animated anime exist. It is used in television series, films, video, video games, commercials, and internet-based releases, and represents most, if not all, genres of fiction. Anime gained early popularity in East and Southeast Asia and has garnered more-recent popularity in the Western World. I use this tag on anything related and it is currently the second most used label.

Anime-Media - NSL - Is a web site were I normally watch anime shows that are not out in the UK. The Site is

Attacking - MSW - 1. Take aggressive action against (a place or enemy forces) with weapons or armed force: "in December, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor".
2. (of a person or animal) Act against (someone or something) aggressively in an attempt to injure or kill: "a doctor was attacked by two youths".
In MS Wars, posts with this label contains rules on making attack in the game.

BattleTech - MSW - Classic BattleTech is a table-top wargame set in the fictional BattleTech universe that simulates combat between futuristic mechanized forces. Originally published by FASA Corporation, the game is now produced by Catalyst Game Labs under license from WizKids. BattleTech is a turn-based, multiplayer game, typically played on a map divided into hexagonal grids with figurines or counters representing military units. Paper record sheets provide detailed information about each unit, including its armament, armor and equipment, and are used to track damage, heat buildup, ammunition and various other data. Players use two six-sided dice to determine variable results, such as whether a shot strikes its target and the location it hits. Of the units represented in the game, the most common are BattleMechs known as 'Mechs', large, semi-humanoid fighting machines controlled by human pilots. While pre-designed 'Mechs, vehicles and other military units are provided with the game, a complex system of design rules allows players to create their own custom units even in the introductory boxed set. This engineering facet of the game has remained enduringly popular with players and may explain BattleTech's longevity. I use this label when I talk about the game on my MS Wars blog, however I would use Gaming on this blog

Birthdays - NSL / MSW - A birthday, as the term implies, is the day or anniversary of the particular day on which a person was born. Though by no means universal, birthdays are celebrated in numerous cultures, often with a party or, in some instances, a rite of passage. Though major religious traditions such as the Buddhist or the Christian celebrate the birth of their founders, the most prominent example of which is Christmas, principled opposition to the very idea of celebrating birthdays is to be found among certain religious groups. I use this label when I talk about someone's or something's birthday.

Next Labels A-Z should be BlackBerry, Blaire, Blog Spot, Campaign and Christmas. Until next time, enjoy.