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March 2012 A-Z

[Z]utto – ずっと

Zutto

1: continuously in some state (for a long time, distance); throughout; all along; the whole time; all the way;
2: much (better, etc.); by far; far and away;
3: far away; long ago;
4: direct; straight

-Denshi Jisho


[Y]ellow – 黄色い

Yellow (/ˈjɛl/) is the color evoked by light that stimulates both the L and M (long and medium wavelength) cone cells of the retina about equally, with no significant stimulation of the S (short-wavelength) cone cells.[2] Light with a wavelength of 570–590 nm is yellow, as is light with a suitable mixture of red and green. Yellow’s traditional RYB complementary color is purple, violet, or indigo, while its colorimetrically defined complementary color in both RGB and CMYK color spaces is blue.

The term “yellow movie” (黃色電影) can refer to films of pornographic nature in Chinese culture, and is analogous to the English “blue movie”.[6]

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[X] No Entry – 立入禁止

X! NO ENTRY

DON’T ENTER!

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[W]ings - 翼

WINGS

wing  (wng)

n.

1. One of a pair of movable organs for flying, as the feather-covered modified forelimb of a bird or the skin-covered modified digits of the forelimb of a bat.
2. Any of usually four membranous organs for flying that extend from the thorax of an insect.
3. A winglike organ or structure used for flying, as the folds of skin of a flying squirrel or the enlarged pectoral fin of a flying fish.

4. Botany

a. A thin or membranous extension, such as of the fruit of the elm, maple, or ash or of the seed of the pine.
b. One of the lateral petals of the flower of a pea or of most plants in the pea family.
5. Informal An arm of a human.
6. An airfoil whose principal function is providing lift, especially either of two such airfoils symmetrically positioned on each side of the fuselage of an aircraft.
7. Something that resembles a wing in appearance, function, or position relative to a main body.

8.

a. The act or manner of flying.
b. A means of flight or rapid movement: Fear lent wings to his feet.

9.

a. Something, such as a weathervane, that is moved by or moves against the air.
b. The sail of a ship.
10. Chiefly British The fender of a motor vehicle.
11. A folding section, as of a double door or of a movable partition.
12. Either of the two side projections on the back of a wing chair.

13.

a. A flat of theatrical scenery projecting onto the stage from the side.
b. wings The unseen backstage area on either side of the stage of a proscenium theater.
14. A structure attached to and connected internally with the side of a main building.
15. A section of a large building devoted to a specific purpose: the children’s wing of the hospital.
16. A group affiliated with or subordinate to an older or larger organization.

17.

a. Either of two groups with opposing views within a larger group; a faction.
b. A section of a party, legislature, or community holding distinct, especially dissenting, political views: the conservative wing.

18.

a. Either the left or right flank of an army or a naval fleet.
b. An air force unit larger than a group but smaller than a division.

19. Sports

a. Either of the forward positions played near the sideline, especially in hockey.
b. A player who plays such a position.
20. wings An outspread pair of stylized bird’s wings worn as insignia by qualified pilots or air crew members.
v. winged, wing·ing, wings

v.intr.

To move on or as if on wings; fly.

v.tr.

1.

a. To furnish with wings.
b. To cause or enable to fly or speed swiftly along.
2. To feather (an arrow).

3.

a. To pass over or through with or as if with wings.
b. To carry or transport by or as if by flying.
c. To effect or accomplish by flying.
4. To throw or dispatch (a ball, for example).

5.

a. To wound the wing of (a game bird, for example).
b. To wound superficially, as in an appendage.
6. To furnish with side or subordinate extensions, as a building or an altarpiece.

Idioms:

in the wings

1. In the stage wings, unseen by the audience.
2. Close by in the background; available at short notice: a presidential candidate waiting in the wings.

on the wing

In flight; flying.

take wing

To fly off; soar away.

under (one’s) wing

Under one’s protection; in one’s care.

wing it Informal

To say or do something without preparation, forethought, or sufficient information or experience; improvise: She hadn’t studied for the exam, so she decided to wing it.

[Middle English wenge, winge, of Scandinavian origin; see w- in Indo-European roots.]

[V]ictory – 勝利

v

Vic·to·ry

[vik-tuh-ree, vik-tree] Show IPA

noun, plural vic·to·ries.

1.

a success or triumph over an enemy in battle or war.
2.

an engagement ending in such triumph: American victories in the Pacific were won at great cost.
3.

the ultimate and decisive superiority in any battle or contest: The new vaccine effected a victory over poliomyelitis.
4.

a success or superior position achieved against any opponent, opposition, difficulty, etc.: a moral victory.
5.

( initial capital letter ) the ancient Roman goddess Victoria, often represented in statues or on coins as the personification of victory.
Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English victorie  < Latin victōria,  equivalent to victōr-,  stem of victor victor  + -ia -y3
-dictionary.reference.com

[U]me-Shu – 梅酒

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Umeshu (梅酒?) is a Japanese liqueur made from steeping ume fruits (while still unripe and green) in alcohol (焼酎 shōchū?) and sugar. It has a sweet, sour taste, and an alcohol content of 10–15%. The taste and aroma of umeshu can appeal to even those people who normally dislike alcohol. Famous brands of umeshu include Choya and Takara Shuzo. Varieties are available with whole ume fruits contained in the bottle, and some make their own umeshu at home.[citation needed]

Japanese restaurants serve many different varieties of umeshu and also make cocktails. Umeshu on the Rocks (pronounced umeshu rokku), Umeshu Sour (pronounced umeshu sawa), Umeshu Tonic (with 2/3 tonic water), Umeshu Soda (with 2/3 carbonated water) and the Flaming Plum[citation needed] cocktail are popular. It is sometimes mixed with Green tea (o-cha-wari) or warm water (o-yu-wari). “Umeshu” can be served at different temperatures; chilled or with ice, room temperature, or even hot in the winter.

-Wiki


[T]suki - 月

Tsuki

The Moon is the only natural satellite of the Earth,[nb 4][7] and the fifth largest satellite in the Solar System. It is the largest natural satellite of a planet in the Solar System relative to the size of its primary, having a quarter the diameter of Earth and 1⁄81 its mass.[nb 5] The Moon is the second densest satellite after Io, a satellite of Jupiter. It is in synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face; the near side is marked with dark volcanic maria among the bright ancient crustal highlands and prominent impact craters. It is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun, although its surface is actually very dark, with a similar reflectance to coal. Its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have, since ancient times, made the Moon an important cultural influence on language, calendars, art and mythology. The Moon’s gravitational influence produces the ocean tides and the minute lengthening of the day. The Moon’s current orbital distance, about thirty times the diameter of the Earth, causes it to appear almost the same size in the sky as the Sun, allowing it to cover the Sun nearly precisely in total solar eclipses.

The Moon is the only celestial body on which humans have set foot. While the Soviet Union’s Luna programme was the first to reach the Moon with unmanned spacecraft in 1959, the United States’ NASA Apollo program achieved the only manned missions to date, beginning with the first manned lunar orbiting mission by Apollo 8 in 1968, and six manned lunar landings between 1969 and 1972, with the first being Apollo 11. These missions returned over 380 kg of lunar rocks, which have been used to develop geological understanding of the Moon’s origins, the formation of its internal structure, and its subsequent history. It is thought to have formed some 4.5 billion years ago. One formation theory is a giant impact event involving Earth. The impact theory was called into question in 2012, after re-analysis of Apollo samples.[8]

After the Apollo 17 mission in 1972, the Moon has been visited only by unmanned spacecraft, notably by the final Soviet Lunokhod rover. Since 2004, Japan, China, India, the United States, and the European Space Agency have each sent lunar orbiters. These spacecraft have contributed to confirming the discovery of lunar water ice in permanently shadowed craters at the poles and bound into the lunar regolith. Future manned missions to the Moon have been planned, including government as well as privately funded efforts. The Moon remains, under the Outer Space Treaty, free to all nations to explore for peaceful purposes.
-Wikipedia


[S]ushi – すし

Sushi (3 of 3)

When conventional toppings are not enough.

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[R]agnarok – ラグナロク

RO (1 of 1)
Ragnarok Online (Korean: 라그나로크 온라인, alternatively subtitled The Final Destiny of the Gods), often referred to as RO, is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game or MMORPG created by GRAVITY Co., Ltd. based on the manhwa Ragnarok by Lee Myung-jin. It was first released in South Korea on 31 August 2002 for Microsoft Windows and has since been released in many other locales around the world. The game has spawned an animated series, Ragnarok the Animation, and a sequel game, Ragnarok Online 2: Legend of the Second, is in development. Player characters exist in a world with a player environment that gradually changes with the passage of time. Major changes in the features and history of the world take place as episodes in the RO timeline. Player characters interact in a 3D environment but are represented by 2D character sprites for front, back, side and diagonal facings. The major types of server-supported gameplay are Player vs Environment, Guild vs Guild, Player vs Player. Also supported by the game server are Group vs Group, Arena Combat, Player vs Monster, Player vs All, and various other specific scenarios at designated instance locations in the game world. NPC-run challenges and contests are also available with prizes, awards, and/or listing in a specific hall of fame listing.

-Wikipedia
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[Q]

Quickening (1 of 1)
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo. (ヱヴァンゲリヲン新劇場版:Q Evangerion Shin Gekijōban: Kyū?, lit. “Evangelion: The New Movies: Quickening”) is an upcoming Japanese animated film directed by Kazuya Tsurumaki and Hideaki Anno. It is the third of four films released in the Rebuild of Evangelion tetralogy based on the original anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion. It will be produced and co-distributed by Hideaki Anno’s Studio Khara, and will be released in Japanese theatres in the fall of 2012.[1]
-Wikipedia

EYEPATCH ASUKA!!!!!!
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[P]apaya – パパイヤ

Payaya (1 of 1)
All Mirais are born from Papayas!
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[O]-te – お手

ote (2 of 3)
1: (Polite language) hand; arm;
2: (Honorific or respectful language) handwriting; penmanship; (Interjection)
3: ‘shake’ (command to have a dog place its paw in your hand)
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[N]exus – ネ久サス

nexus
Nexus is a word that is popularly known in different terms, but generally means the center point of something, or even the center of various connections, much like a “hub“, which is used to describe the center of a contraption (like the inner part of a wheel) or large place etc.

-Wikipedia

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[M]echa – メカ

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A mech (plural: mecha or mechs), is a science fiction term for a large walking, usually bipedal, robot, including ones on treads and animal shapes.

They are called mecha in Japanese.

-Wikipedia

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[L]omo – ロモグラフィー

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LOMOGRAPHY

Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, “happy accidents,” and alternative film processing are often considered part of the “Lomographic Technique.” Users are encouraged to take a lighthearted approach to their photography, and use these techniques to document everyday life, as the Lomo LC-A’s small size, simple controls, and ability to shoot in low light encourages candid photography, photo reportage, and photo vérité through the much-touted “10 Rules.

 

-Reference.com

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[K]night – 騎士

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knight   [nahyt]    noun

1.a mounted soldier serving under a feudal superior in the Middle Ages.
2.(in Europe in the Middle Ages) a man, usually of noble birth, who after an apprenticeship as page and squire was raised to honorable military rank and bound to chivalrous conduct.
3.any person of a rank similar to that of the medieval knight.
4.a man upon whom the nonhereditary dignity of knighthood is conferred by a sovereign because of personal merit or for services rendered to the country. In Great Britain he holds the rank next below that of a baronet, and the title Sir  is prefixed to the Christian name, as in Sir john smith.
5.a member of any order or association that designates its members as knights.

[J]oker – ジョーカー

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The Joker is a supervillain and the archenemy of Batman. He was first introduced in Batman #1 (Spring 1940) and has remained consistently popular. The Joker is a master criminal with a clown-like appearance. Initially portrayed as a violent sociopath who murders people for his own amusement, the Joker later in the 1940s began to be written as a goofy trickster-thief. That characterization continued through the late-1950s and 1960s before the character became again depicted as a vicious, calculating, psychopathic killer. The Joker has been responsible for numerous tragedies in Batman’s life, including the paralysis of Barbara Gordon (Batgirl/Oracle) and the murders of Jason Todd (the second Robin) and Jim Gordon’s second wife Sarah Essen.

-BatmanWikia

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[H]otGODBun

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A Blend of Haruhism, meat and bread.

Eating it will give you immortality.


[G]oodsmile Company – グッドスマイルカンパニー

GOODSMILECOMPANY (1 of 1)
Good Smile Company is the worldwide leader in Japanese hobby products and service including the design, manufacture and marketing of Japanese character figures!
With innovative ideas brought by our marketing team and our experienced figure artists who have been creating precise and exquisite works, we have been introducing high grade products to the marketplace.
The qualities of our production, model making, and manufacturing are unbeatable.
Not only the marketing team and creative section, but also we have experienced and talented representatives for sales, licensing, and public relations. Having these experts helps us control the quality of products from planning to the release. With our skills and knowledge, our products have earned good reputations in Japan and other countries in recent years.

- Goodsmile Company


[F]unds – 現金

Funds

Fund
1. A source of supply; a stock: a fund of goodwill.
a. A sum of money or other resources set aside for a specific purpose: a pension fund.
b. funds Available money; ready cash: short on funds.
3. funds The stock of the British permanent national debt, considered as public securities. Used with the.
4. An organization established to administer and manage a sum of money.
tr.v. fund·ed, fund·ing, funds

1. To provide money for paying off the interest or principal of (a debt).
2. To convert into a long-term or floating debt with fixed interest payments.
3. To place in a fund for accumulation.
4. To furnish a fund for: funded the space program.
In this case, Kuroneko is sleeping on a bed of funds.

[E]mo – 一人で

EMO (1 of 1)

An entire subculture of people (usually angsty teens) with a fake personality. The concept of Emo is actually a vicious cycle that never ends, to the utter failing of humanity, and it goes something like this:

1. Girls say they like “sensitive guys” (lie)
2. Guy finds out, so he listens to faggy emo music and dresses like a dork so chicks will see that he is sensitive and not afraid to express himself (lie). He dyes his hair black, wraps himself in a stupid looking scarf, develops an eating disorder, and rants about how “nobody understands”.
3. Now an emo guy, he meets Emo chick and they start dating, talking about how their well-off suburban lifestyles are terrible and depressing (lie)
4. Emo guy is just too much of a pussy. His penis is too small, he’s too depressed to bathe, and has more mood swings than emo chick, and he doesn’t even have a menstrual cycle. Emo chick dumps him, saying “It’s not you, it’s me.” (lie) as she drives off with Wayne, the school jock and captain of the football team.
5. Emo guy goes home and cries, proceeds to write a weak song and strum a single string on his acoustic guitar. Another emo chick sees how he is so in touch with his feelings, and the cycle continues.

This is the sad truth of the emo lifestyle/music, and now that I look at how pathetic it really is, maybe the emos DO have something to cry about!

When she sees how sensitive and emo I have become, she’ll definately go out with me!

[D]ark Chocolate – チョコレート

DARK CHOCOLATE (2 of 2)

Chocolate is a range of products derived from cocoa (cacao), mixed with fat (i.e. cocoa butter and/or plant oils) and finely powdered sugar to produce a solid confection. There are several types of chocolate according to the proportion of cocoa used in a particular formulation.

“Dark chocolate”, also called “plain chocolate” or “black chocolate”, is produced by adding fat and sugar to cocoa. It is chocolate with zero or much less milk than milk chocolate. The U.S. has no official definition for dark chocolate but European rules specify a minimum of 35% cocoa solids.[2] Dark chocolate can be eaten as is, or used in cooking, for which thicker, more expensive baking bars with higher cocoa percentages ranging from 70% to 99% are sold. Dark is synonymous with semisweet, and extra dark with bittersweet, although the ratio of cocoa butter to solids may vary.

-wikipedia

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[C]apitialism – 資本主義

CAPITAILSM

Capitalism is an economic system that became dominant in the Western world following the demise of feudalism.[1] There is no consensus on the precise definition nor on how the term should be used as a historical category.[2] There is general agreement that elements of capitalism include private ownership of the means of production, creation of goods or services for profit or income, the accumulation of capital, competitive markets, voluntary exchange and wage labor.[3][4] The designation is applied to a variety of historical cases, varying in time, geography, politics and culture.[5]

Economists, political economists and historians have taken different perspectives on the analysis of capitalism. Economists usually emphasize the degree that government does not have control over markets (laissez faire), and on property rights.[6][7] Most political economists emphasize private property, power relations, wage labour, class and emphasize capitalism as a unique historical formation.[8] Capitalism is generally viewed as encouraging economic growth.[9] The extent to which different markets are free, as well as the rules defining private property, is a matter of politics and policy, and many states have what are termed mixed economies.[8] A number of political ideologies have emerged in support of various types of capitalism, the most prominent being economic liberalism.

Capitalism gradually spread throughout Europe, and in the 19th and 20th centuries, it provided the main means of industrialization throughout much of the world.[5]

-Wikipedia


[B]ronco – ボロンコ

Bronco

Bronco, or bronc is a term used in the United States, northern Mexico and Canada to refer to an untrained horse or one that habitually bucks. It may refer to a feral horse that has lived in the wild its entire life, but is also used to refer to domestic horses not yet fully trained to saddle, and hence prone to unpredictable behavior, particularly bucking. The term also refers to bucking horses used in rodeo “rough stock” events, such as bareback bronc riding and saddle bronc riding. The silhouette of a cowboy on a bucking bronco is the official symbol for the State of Wyoming.

In modern usage, the word is seldom used any longer to refer to a “wild,” or more accurately, a feral horse, because today, the modern rodeo bucking horse is a domestic animal. Some are specifically bred for bucking ability and raised for the rodeo, while others are spoiled riding horses who have learned to quickly and effectively throw off riders. Informally, the term is often applied in a joking manner to describe any horse that acts up and bucks with or without a rider. The Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971 prevents the capture of mustangs from the wild for commercial use, and though the law has been weakened in recent years, “wild” mustangs and other completely untamed horses are still no longer used on the rodeo circuit, as bigger, more powerful animals that are sufficiently domesticated to be handled from the ground for veterinary care, travel, and stabling in small pens are more desirable as rodeo stock.

In the early American west, most cattle ranches simply allowed young horses to grow up in a feral state on the open range, capturing them at maturity to be broken-in or “broke” to make them tame enough to ride. Sometimes Mustangs were rounded up as well, as the two populations often mixed.

-Wikipedia

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