MK HeroClix House Rules

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Labels A to Z, Part 3

Code Geass - MSW - Code Geass is set in an alternate universe where three superpowers, the Holy Britannian Empire, the Chinese Federation, and the Euro Universe have divided the world between them (with the exception of an independent Australia) and maintain a tentative balance for the first part of the series. The balance shifts in the second season as the E.U. has much of its territory conquered by Britannia while Lelouch engineers a revolution in the Chinese Federation and creates a new alliance of countries, the United Federation of Nations, reducing the number of superpowers to two. The first series is set after Japan's conquest by the Holy Britannian Empire on August 10, 2010 a.t.b., with their powerful new robot weapons, the Knightmare Frames, stripping Japan and its citizens of all rights and freedoms and renaming the country Area 11. The titular Lelouch vi Britannia is an intellectual Britannian prince who was sent as hostage, along with his sister Nunnally, by his father, Emperor Charles zi Britannia, after his mother was murdered, and has vowed to destroy Britannia. He gains an ability through the mysterious power of the Geass, becoming the leader of the resistance movement to fulfill his two wishes: to seek revenge for his mother and to construct a world in which his beloved sister Nunnally can live happily. I use this label when I talk about Code Geass on my MS Wars blog. On this blog I use the Anime label instead as I have had problems listing labels of all the anime shows I watch.

Comic Books - NSL - A comic book is a magazine made up of narrative artwork in the form of separate "panels" that represent individual scenes, often accompanied by dialog (usually in word balloons, emblematic of the comic book art form) as well as including brief descriptive prose. The first comic book appeared in the United States in 1934, reprinting the earlier newspaper comic strips, which established many of the story-telling devices used in comics. The term "comic book" arose because the first comic books reprinted humor comic strips. Despite their name, however, comic books do not necessarily operate in humorous mode; most modern comic books tell stories in a variety of genres. The Japanese and European comic book markets demonstrate this clearly. In the United States, the superhero genre dominates the market. I use this label when I talk about any thing about comic books apart from Japanese comic books (manga) which I use the manga label for.

Computers - NSL - A computer is a programmable machine that receives input, stores and manipulates data, and provides output in a useful format. While a computer can, in theory, be made out of almost anything, and mechanical examples of computers have existed through much of recorded human history, the first electronic computers were developed in the mid-20th century (1940–1945). Originally, they were the size of a large room, consuming as much power as several hundred modern personal computers (PCs). Modern computers based on integrated circuits are millions to billions of times more capable than the early machines, and occupy a fraction of the space. Simple computers are small enough to fit into mobile devices, and can be powered by a small battery. Personal computers in their various forms are icons of the Information Age and are what most people think of as "computers". However, the embedded computers found in many devices from MP3 players to fighter aircraft and from toys to industrial robots are the most numerous. I use this label when is talk about computers and computer related stuff like printers.

The Deviant Quinn as Hinata
from Naruto
Cosplay - NSL - Cosplay, a contraction of the English words "costume" and "play", is a Japanese subculture centred on dressing as characters from manga, anime, video games, and now a days live action television shows and movies. In Japan, "cosplay" as a hobby is usually an end unto itself. Likeminded people gather to see other costumes, show off their own elaborate handmade creations, take lots of pictures, and possibly participate in best costume contests. I use is label for anything to with cosplay and/or costumes.

Cosplay Deviants - NSL - Cosplay Deviants is a community where adult fans can gather to enjoy geek culture and the beautiful Cosplay Deviant models known as Deviants. As a member, you can ineract online with the models and other members on their forum and web cam chat room. Explore your devious side with Cosplay Deviants. Link here. I use this label when I talk about the site.

The next Labels A to Z post will be Database, Deviants, DreamClix, Dreams and Dyspraxia