dubs in the valley

Ludo’s Development

Ludo and Dennis frequently met up to talk, Ludo would tell him stories, and Dennis would sit in total concentration…

Gosh, I just love that Ludo cares for his baby brother, and his lil bro worries for his well being :,(

ANYWAY! This is a dub of @p-valley-blog‘s comic (part 1, part 2) Go check his stuff out, he makes awesome comics!

Thanks for watching!

kanenwriter  asked:

The DiC dub of Sailor Moon played Usagai as a bit of a ditzy valley girl. That Sailor Moon Says segment suffers from having to fit a designated length without having much to say to fill the time.

You know, every time the DiC/Cloverway (idk which is which) clips show up on my dashboard, I usually think that I should give the English series a watch.  But then there must be a reason why I dropped Sailor Moon when I was 6/7 years old when I moved to the US. 

Richard Ramirez - The Night Stalker.

Richard Ramirez, the “Night Stalker”.

Born Ricardo Leyva Muñoz Ramirez, February 29th 1960 in El Paso, Texas. Gained the title of the “Night Stalker” from the media after his highly publicised reign of terror of the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco area. Ramirez was the youngest of five children; his father was a Mexican national and former Juarez policeman who later became a labourer on the Santa Fe railroad. Though he was a hard working man, he was often prone to fits of anger which commonly resulted in fits of physical abuse. Ramirez sustained multiple childhood injuries which resulted in epileptic seizures that persisted into his teens. As a young teen, he was strongly influenced by his older cousin, a combat veteran who often shared details of his horrific deployments during the Vietnam war. He even shared Polaroid photos of his victims – these included images of Vietnamese women he had raped and even images of himself posing with a severed head of a woman he had abused. Richard and his cousin would bond sadistically over the stories his cousin would share with him. His cousin even shown him certain military techniques such as killing with stealth and surety. His used some of these techniques to escape his fathers violent outbursts by sleeping in a nearby cemetery.

Richard was present when his cousin shot his wife with a .38 calibre revolver following a domestic dispute, resulting in her death. Ramirez became withdrawn from the family circle shortly after and began living with his older sister and her husband – who was a profound “peeping tom” and took Ramirez along on his nocturnal exploits. Ramirez began using LSD and sparked an interest in Satanism. His cousin was later found not guilty for the murder of his wife after pleading insanity, his military experience being a mitigating factor. Due to his release, his influence was still heavy and present over Ramirez.

In his adolescence, Ramirez began having dark and violent sexual fantasies. As a student, Ramirez took a job at a local Holiday Inn where he abused his passkey access to rob sleeping clients. This employment shortly ended when a guest returned to the hotel to find Ramirez attempting to rape his wife. The husband beat Ramirez at the scene but all charges were dropped when the couple left the state and declined to return to testify against him. Ramirez dropped out of Jefferson High School in ninth grade, at the age of 22 he moved to California which became his permanent residence.

Murders:

April 10th, 1984 – 9 year old Mei Leung was found murdered in a hotel basement where Ramirez was seeking residence in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. The young girl was found to have been raped, beaten and vicious stabbed before her body was found hanging from a pipe. The death of Mei Leung was Ramirez’s first known killing. Though it wasn’t until 2009 that there was match of Ramirez’s DNA to the DNA obtained to that found at the crime scene. In 2016, officials disclosed evidence of a second suspect indentified via DNA evidence from the crime scene who is believed to be connected to Leung’s murder. Though authorities have not publicly identified the suspect and have not brought charges due to the lack of sufficient evidence.

“Night Stalker” crimes:

June 28th, 1984. 79 year old Jennie Vincow was found brutally murdered in her apartment in Glassell Park. She had been stabbed repeatedly while asleep in her bed, her throat slashed so deeply to the point of near decapitation. Ramirez’s fingerprint was found on a mesh screen he had removed to gain access through an open window.

March 17, 1985. Ramirez attacked 22 year old Maria Hernandez outside her home in Rosemead – shooting her in the face with a .22 caliber handgun after she pulled into her garage. The bullet ricocheted off her keys which she held in her hand to protect her face from the bullet. Inside the home, her roommate heard the gunshot and hid behind a counter when she saw Ramirez enter the house. Ramirez shot her in the head, killing her instantly.

Within an hour of the Rosemead home invasion, Ramirez dragged 30 year old Tsai-Lian Yu from her car in Monterey Park. Shooting her twice with a .22 caliber handgun, fleeing from the scene straight after. Tsai-Lian Yu was pronounced dead on arrival to the hospital. The murders on March 17th attracted great media attention, dubbing Ramirez “The Walk-in Killer” and “The Valley Intruder”.

March 27, 1985. Ramirez had entered a home in Whittier which he had previously burgled a year earlier. He shot 64 year old Vincent Zazzara whilst he slept with a .22 caliber handgun once again. Zazzara’s wife, 44 year old Maxine Zazzara was woken from the murder of her husband. Ramirez beat her and bound her hands together whilst demanding to know the whereabouts of her valuables. While Ramirez searched the room, Maxine was able to escape her bonds and managed to retrieve a shotgun from under the bed – however, this was not loaded. It infuritated Ramirez who as a result, shot her three times with .22 calibre, retrieving a carving knife from the kitchen and mutilated the 44 year old woman’s body with multiple stab wounds. Ramirez gouged out her eyes, which he placed in a jewellery box and took as a momento. Ramirez left shoe print impressions in flower beds on the residence, the police photographed and cast the impressions which was the only evidence the police were able to retrieve from the scene at the time. Bullets found at the scene matched those from the previous murders which provided police with the conclusion that it was the work of a serial killer.

Ramirez continued his horrific crimes in the greater Los Angeles and San Francisco areas. Ramirez began to incorporate rape, Satanism and torture techniques using various weapons which included: handguns, knives, machete, tire iron and a hammer. Ramirez would begin to draw pentagrams on his victims and in the premises of the houses. Even making his victims “swear on satan”. Ramirez followed the media coverage of his crimes which lead him to leave the Los Angeles area and into San Francisco. Ballistic and shoe print evidence which was found from the crime scenes was paraded on a televised press conference which the then mayor of San Francisco hosted. This infuriated detectives on the case who knew Ramirez would be tracking the media coverage of the case. This lead Ramirez to throwing his shoes off the golden gate bridge before heading back to Los Angeles.

August 24, 1985. Ramirez travelled 76 miles south of Los Angeles and followed his structured routine. He told his victim, Inez Erickson after vicious attacks “tell them the Night Stalker was here”. He drove off in a stole Toyota much to the attention of a thirteen year old neighbour who wrote down the license plate of the car due to his strange appearance striking attention. Erickson’s fiancé was able to have two of the bullets from his head which allowed him to luckily survive his injuries.

The young neighbour contacted the police of the cars license plate when the story broke. Erikson was able to provide a full description of Ramirez. The car was found four days later, police were able to obtain a single fingerprint from the rear view mirror despite Ramirez’s attempt to wipe the car clean of his prints. The print matched that of Ramirez who had a long record for traffic and illegal drug violations. A mug shot of Ramirez was released to the media December 12 1984. The “Night Stalker” finally had a face.

Trial and conviction:

At his first court appearance, Ramirez raised his hand with a pentagram drawn on his palm, yelling the words “Hail Satan”, a peculiar trademark of the murderer (see the image). September 20, 1989. Ramirez was convicted of all charges; 13 counts of murder, 5 attempted murders, 11 sexual assaults and 14 burglaries. He was sentenced to die in California’s gas chamber when he stated to reporters “Big deal. Death always when with the territory. See you in Disneyland.” The trial cost $1.8 million which was the most expensive in the history of California until the OJ Simpson case in 1994.

Death:

Ramirez died of complications due to secondary B-Cell lymphoma. He had also been affected by chronic substance abuse and chronic hepatitis C viral infection. At the age of 53 years old, he had been on death row for more than 23 years.

Numerous contributors. (Last Modified 3/6/16). Richard Ramirez.Available: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Ramirez. Last accessed 17/06/16.

All information wrote by beyondmensrea 17/6/16. Thank you for reading. 

Character Analysis: Tachikawa Mimi

In honour of Tri and my dubious return to this fandom, I am going to dedicate an insane amount of hours to over-analysing this series and its characters. So in order to start this blog off the right way, this is going to include a personal analysis of all Adventure characters (02 could be included in a near future), taking several things into consideration such as: canon (sub and dub), fanon, fanfiction tropes and personal headcanons (I will make distinctions, I promise).

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California wants to deal with the 'valley of death' for electric cars

(Death Valley National Park sign.Flickr/George Rex)
On balance, electric cars have been a miserable market failure, despite the massive amounts of hype directed at them. Consumers have been able to purchase a wide range of EVs for a decade, and yet the vehicles make up only about 1% of global sales.

Even that number could erode as federal tax breaks for new EV purchases expire. Buyers can currently claim up to $7,500 per vehicle, but once a carmaker crosses a certain sales threshold (200,000 cars), the incentive goes away. Tesla, for example, might lose this perk as it enters mass production of its high-volume Model 3.

Some have dubbed this the “valley of death” for EVs — because without the incentive, sales would dry up and die.

Tesla’s home state, California — where EVs have gained considerable traction — wants to do something about the issue.

Here’s Bloomberg’s Dana Hull and Ryan Beene:

The state, long a champion of electric cars, is considering a bill to provide rebates to EV buyers at the time of purchase, reducing the sale price right as customers drive off the lot by as much as $10,000. The bill, which proposes giving the most cash to low-income buyers, looks to set aside as much as $3 billion for the incentives. If passed, the program could help bridge the “valley of death” looming on the horizon for EV demand.

The program — which would translate into a $10,000 discount per car at the point of purchase — isn’t without controversy.

As Hull and Beene note: “Some automakers aren’t so sure about the bill. While everyone would like to sell more vehicles, there’s a worry fewer cars could be eligible under the new proposal.”

The difficulty would probably stem from regulations requiring that eligible vehicles meet a minimum standard of electrification, preventing carmakers from using what is sometimes derisively referred to as “compliance car” that they manufacture more to meet requirements than to sell to consumers. If the tax breaks are taken away, then the automakers will have almost no power to market these unpopular cars.

With EVs so unpopular, it’s clear that governments will continue to need to support them, with the end goal being sufficient market penetration to enable the cars to stand on their own. That could be a decade or more away, but the payoff would be significant in terms of reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, lessening dependence on oil, and providing consumers with more choice.

NOW WATCH: We drove a brand-new Tesla Model X from San Francisco to New York — here’s what happened



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SKY REPORTER: Mars Fever!

I recently read: “NASA to Announce Mars Mystery Solved” and it made my heart beat faster. Had proof of Martian life been found? If not living, breathing, and pumping out methane, at least some solid evidentiary trace from eons ago—that could be the greatest scientific discovery ever. However, the heralded news conference September 28, led by James L. Green, director of NASA’s planetary science division, revealed no such evidence. Nevertheless, details were revealed about a place on the red planet where water recently flowed—not the ultimate revelation but perhaps a step in that direction.

For years it’s been known Mars’s atmosphere contains traces of water vapor, and during a five month period in 2008 water ice was found by the Phoenix Laboratory after gently setting down at northern Martian latitude 68.22°. It’s an icy place, whimsically dubbed Green Valley indicating a relatively safe landing site as opposed to a rock strewn, dangerous area for a spacecraft.

Phoenix discovered a frozen water layer five to eighteen centimeters beneath the surface after digging with the laboratory’s robotic arm. Minerals and salts amounting to several percent of the soil’s weight that only could have been formed in water were also identified. At the end of that Martian summer, snow and ice began covering the site and subsequently destroyed the lander’s ability to communicate with Earth.

Despite previous knowledge about water on Mars, recognition of recently flowing water was a big step in our quest for evidence of possible extraterrestrial life. Streaks about 100 yards long, described as “recurring slope lineae, or RSL” are visible on images of Horowitz Crater at 32.04° S 219.36° W. The crater was named after Norman Horowitz, a geneticist at the California Institute of Technology, who designed Pyrolytic Release experiments aboard Viking lander craft that reached Mars in 1976. That mission initiated the first direct analysis of Martian surface properties and specifically looked for biosignatures of microbial life. Initial reports of positive results spurred enduring debate, general denial, and motivation for more direct experimentation.

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I don’t understand why so many people think the 90’s dub is superior to the new dub. The 90’s dub made all the girls catty, rude, valley girl brats, and, lest we forget, turned Haruka and Michiru into cousins. How are ANY of those good things? Actually, how was ANYTHING in the 90’s dub better? I’m actually asking. You’re free to like what you like, but how was it in any way better?

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Casa Torreta


I am slowly working on my makeover of Oasis Springs, which I have dubbed “Saguaro Valley” and this large family home is the first on the list. I have only managed the first level. My goal is to hopefully do a save file at the end of this (with minimal cc required, mainly unlocked plants), but if that fails, at least some of the homes will be furnished. 


I will say this, I miss my cc XD

anonymous asked:

U kno,,I'm still worried abt the dub vers, at least for Ocha since the va gave her this valley girl accent when,,in the manga,,, she sounded a bit country especially with her parents;;;; I JUST RLY HOPE SHE KEEPS TO THAT HOMAGE, a poor country gal

yeah it’s sort of like a big reveal when she speaks in kansai dialect with her parents, so it’d be cool if her va spoke in that kind of accent too, but uraraka still speaks normally around other people (bc that dialect isn’t rly viewed well upon), so if her va could do that too that’d be great, wouldn’t it?

NASA long-lived Mars Opportunity rover sets off-world driving record

NASA’s Opportunity Mars rover, which landed on the Red Planet in 2004, now holds the off-Earth roving distance record after accruing 25 miles (40 kilometers) of driving. The previous record was held by the Soviet Union’s Lunokhod 2 rover.

“Opportunity has driven farther than any other wheeled vehicle on another world,” said Mars Exploration Rover Project Manager John Callas, of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “This is so remarkable considering Opportunity was intended to drive about one kilometer and was never designed for distance. But what is really important is not how many miles the rover has racked up, but how much exploration and discovery we have accomplished over that distance.”

A drive of 157 feet (48 meters) on July 27 put Opportunity’s total odometry at 25.01 miles (40.25 kilometers). This month’s driving brought the rover southward along the western rim of Endeavour Crater. The rover had driven more than 20 miles (32 kilometers) before arriving at Endeavour Crater in 2011, where it has examined outcrops on the crater’s rim containing clay and sulfate-bearing minerals. The sites are yielding evidence of ancient environments with less acidic water than those examined at Opportunity’s landing site.

If the rover can continue to operate the distance of a marathon – 26.2 miles (about 42.2 kilometers) – it will approach the next major investigation site mission scientists have dubbed “Marathon Valley.” Observations from spacecraft orbiting Mars suggest several clay minerals are exposed close together at this valley site, surrounded by steep slopes where the relationships among different layers may be evident.

The Russian Lunokhod 2 rover, a successor to the first Lunokhod mission in 1970, landed on Earth’s moon on Jan. 15, 1973, where it drove about 24.2 miles (39 kilometers) in less than five months, according to calculations recently made using images from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) cameras that reveal Lunokhod 2’s tracks.

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State Univ.