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  Violence shown in films suitable for teens ‘not linked to violence in society'
Posted by: ShineCero - 01-19-2019, 11:16 AM - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - Replies (2)

Quote:There is no relation between violence shown in films suitable for teenagers and violence in society, a study has suggested.

Research carried out in the US on PG-13 rated films – similar to the UK’s 12A rating – analysed the trends portrayed in such material against real cases of violence, including murder and youth violence.

“Our analysis of data on violent crime and depictions of violence in PG-13 rated movies shows no evidence of a public health concern,” said Christopher Ferguson, from Stetson University, who co-authored the paper in the Psychiatric Quarterly journal.\

“Thus, the ‘low hanging fruit’ argument that suggests parents should reduce their children’s exposure to violent movies as a simple way of reducing exposure to risk factors for crime, may cause more harm than good.

“It may distract from the hard work of dealing with real pressing problems by focusing society, parents and policy makers in an illusory simple fix.”

The study used data from a range of sources, including the FBI, taken between 1985 and 2015.

Ferguson and co-author Patrick Markey found that while movies tend to become more violent over time, the rate of violence and murder in society fell, even with variables such as poverty, education, or economic inequality factored in.

“Evidence suggests that violent and antisocial behaviour result from a complicated interaction of numerous factors but media violence does not appear to be one of these factors,” Markey said.

“This may be because individuals perceive media exposure differently than they do real-life exposure to violence.”

The research comes after the British Board Of Film Classification (BBFC) issued new guidelines in response to public concerns about sex on screen.

It found that sexual violence and depictions of “credible real-life scenarios” were increasingly worrying for audiences, particularly younger viewers.

Source: https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/scien...--1531015/

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Posted by: Elio - 01-04-2019, 05:07 AM - Forum: Modern INKers - Replies (1)

(A fantasy/sci-fi AU for the Dragon Ball series)
Part I: The Trial of Heroes


Approximately one thousand years ago, an unknown entity had caused havoc to the universe, destroying everything including the Other World, the universes, and all that connects to it- except for the legendary warrior, Son Goku, the deities Zeno, Beerus and the Supreme Kai of Time, the Angel Whis, and the Super Dragon Balls. With the help of the Super Shenron, Goku was able to have every being reborn make the whole universe start anew - but as a result, the Shenron had given more than what his powers allowed, and vanished from the face of the world. Goku, on the other hand, was reborn - as are all his enemies and allies, but at a price most terrible: none of them will ever remember him, or what he would mean to them. Goku was also reborn with his memories & knowledge intact, and was given the task to investigate the being responsible for destroying the old Universes.

Thanks to that, the universe was reborn anew. Many past enemies are reborn as good people (with the exception of a few), and the new world oversaw the rise and fall of whole civilizations throughout the galaxies; its most glorious one yet being the birth and rise of Tytania, a kingdom run by the rough but noble Saiyans. Magic, alchemy and weapons are now more widely used, but there are still those who remember and uphold the ancient ways of martial arts and the usage of Ki. 

However, an unknown evil lurks the prosperous land, seeking nothing more than gain the power that had destroyed the past evil - and use it to their own twisted advantages. With new powers and new adventures, it's up to Goku and his (reconnected) friends and allies to ensure that this last universe remains safe and protected.


Alternate Universe/Fantasy/Sci-fi


I've had this AU since I was 14. It's been 13 (it will be 14 considering I turn 27 this year) years now, and this AU has seen numerous expansions and revisions as I add in new stuff to it; it used to just be an AU that's highly influenced by Final Fantasy, but somewhere down the line I discovered Dragon Quest and Chrono Trigger, and made a LOT of revisions based on those two games, their lore and world building, and try to make them as cohesive to the Dragon Ball universe as possible. Down the line, there was also Dragon Ball Super, Heroes and Xenoverse to consider -- all of these provide me with a lot of information and new characters to add to and fit into this very extensive AU.

This AU's seen about three attempts at roleplay and one fanfiction that never got past the third chapter before it was somewhat lost for good, and numerous first-draft comics that never saw the light of day. Over the years, I've also lost a lot of notes and worldbuilding I've done up until 2009. I kind of regret not keeping them all in one place, but the good thing about this at least is that I can now build up on this AU with the knowledge and experience I've gotten over time also. 

If you have any commentary/suggestions, or just want to say you like the story, you can do so in this thread!


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Whatever you might have known about us, and what we had been, the fights we've fought and the destinies we carved for ourselves -- forget it. That's old history, history long erased when this new universe was created. We're not who we used to be any more. Now our paths are leading into new destinies and new adventures -- adventures that even I never thought I'd embark on. 

My old story is a bedtime story told to kids aspiring to be heroes now. But I know everything about it is true. Let the old man that took care of me tell you that story of mine now.

My name is Goku. This is how it all began.

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  Hi everyone!!
Posted by: ~Shana~ - 12-29-2018, 10:53 PM - Forum: Introduction & Commencement - Replies (11)

After disappearing for a long time from another unnamed site I'm back! I used to go by Shana because of my obsession over Shakugan no Shana which has since ended like a million years ago. Ya'll can call me Mell or Shana! I'm 22 (almost 23!) in SoCal. Currently married to a weeb. My favorite anime are Madoka Magica, Zombieland Saga, and Revue Starlight. I have really weird taste in anime so ask if I've watched it cause I probably have. I also cosplay and travel to lots of local cons in SoCal! I hope some of you remember me from all these years back. Let's make more memories together
Kat Blush

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  Statue of 'racist' Gandhi removed from Ghana university campus
Posted by: ShineCero - 12-19-2018, 03:48 PM - Forum: Boogaloo Donut - Replies (5)

Quote:A statue of Indian independence leader Mahatma Gandhi has been removed from Ghana's most prestigious university after complaints that he was racist against black Africans.

India's former president Pranab Mukherjee unveiled the statue to the global peace icon at the University of Ghana in Accra two years ago as a symbol of ties between the two nations. citing passages written by Gandhi claiming that Indians were "infinitely superior" to black Africans.

The online protest was one of a number on university campuses in Africa and beyond about the enduring symbols of the continent's colonial past. The Gandhi statue on the university's Legon campus in Accra appeared to have been removed overnight Tuesday to Wednesday, students and lecturers told AFP.

The head of language, literature and drama at the Institute of African Studies, Obadele Kambon, said the removal was an issue of "self-respect". The university authorities refused to comment while an official at Ghana's foreign affairs ministry said only: "It's an internal decision by the university."

Ghana's former government had said the statue would be relocated "to avoid the controversy... becoming a distraction from our strong ties of friendship" with India.

Though Gandhi is more commonly remembered for his non-violent resistance to British colonial rule in his native India, his legacy in Africa is more mixed. He lived and worked as a lawyer in South Africa from 1893 to 1915 before moving to India.


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  Dawn of Arcadia
Posted by: Sovereign64 - 12-16-2018, 07:37 PM - Forum: Modern INKers - Replies (2)

Fandom: Fairy Tail/Tales of Series

Summary: The fight against Acnologia is over and peace is restored to Earth Land. But now, Team Natsu has received a new mission from the Magic Council to help a mysterious man who has lost his memories, and ends up plunging them into a brand new adventure to save their world. Natsu X Lucy

Notes: Some of you know that I'm working on another Fairy Tail story called Our Amazing Guild, but I've decided to cancel it, mainly because I don't like where the story is going and I've lost motivation in writing it. So I decided to restart my Fairy Tail story and hopefully, it will be the last time I'll ever do such a thing. I hope you all enjoy my newest story!

Chapter 1: A New Adventure, Part 1

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  BGC Newsletter Issue #3 - December 2018
Posted by: ShineCero - 12-14-2018, 10:21 AM - Forum: News & Information - Replies (1)

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Hi all,

We have another newsletter to discuss the latest news, changes, etc., on Boogaloo Crews (BGC). The purpose of releasing newsletters is getting the community, both old and new, involved in the process of pushing the site even further. We welcome any feedback and/or suggestions to better our forums and newsletters in the future.

Major General Website Changes/Works in Progress

It’s Christmas!

For the entire month of December, I have enabled the Christmas Lights and Snowstorm to celebrate the holidays! The Christmas lights are breakable by swiping your mouse near it and the snow can move to either direction by moving your mouse left or right. 
I would like to thank everyone for being so active on the forum and contributing as best as you can! Let us go onto the brand new year with more creativity, more artwork, and stories and all and all, build a bigger, strong community!

I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year!

- ShineCero

Quote:Daily Reminder: Site URL Changes: There were multiple reports of several users of not being able to log on, then able to get on just fine when they try again. This issue relates to the change of “http” to “https” after installing the auto-SSL certificate. An easy fix is to ensure that when you enter the site, you are using the https one: https://boogaloocrews.com/index.php

Graphics Project

Throughout the month of December and January, the forum is undergoing new graphic updates to various things around the forum. It means new banners; new logo and updated award designs will be coming briefly bulk to reflect the refresher on the outlook of the forum.
  • The forum went through numerous logos throughout its history, but I finally decided that it times to have a more stable, permanent logo that is simple, straight to the point and best represent the nature of the forum. If you have wish to improve the logo, you are free to do so at your leisure.
  • Instead of constantly bugging users on creating graphic content, it is best to allow users to submit their own graphics based on the forum for usage purposes. Of course, you will get credit for your contributions.  
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In preparation for the New Year, majority of the awards will gain new looks, along with new requirements to obtain it. Furthermore, there is a revamp on the awards system on accomplishing awards; this is an attempt to boost activity and encourage people to bring in few new users. Of course, members will still keep majority of the earned awards from previous competitions/achievements. 
The following competitions, as the result of the new award system, will gains new ways:
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The Possible Return of Birthday Threads

Earlier this year, we have removed the possibilities of birthday threads because it proven too heavy for a load to consistently makes birthdays for all members (especially inactive ones). However, Birthday Threads might make a possible return, starting next month, as a singular thread, which recounts all the birthdays each month. The appearance will look like this:
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  • Picture
  • Message: On this day, it is the birth of [username]! Come and send awesome birthday messages to [username]!
  • The Birthday Thread [Name Pending] will be a record for all birthday threads, and it might include inactive ones. This idea is still in consideration phase; however, so let us know if it is a good idea!
New Member Ranks and Promotion

Starting next month, a new promotion system will kick into high gear; whereas, based upon users’ activity, they will get an automatic promotion. Instinct Members will have custom-made user ranks of their choosing!
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  • Master Member: 3 Stars
  • Ultra-Member: 4 Stars
  • Instinct Member: 5 Stars; Hardest level to achieved.

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Pokémon Cup Series, Christmas Bash! This is an competition where you can build a Christmas Theme Pokémon Team! There are three stages (each one with different formats), that gives you different awards (Second and Third Chance Awards)! The event will begin on 17 and ends on 21st! 

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  The Melancholy of King Gilgamesh
Posted by: Sovereign64 - 12-10-2018, 12:30 AM - Forum: Modern INKers - Replies (4)

Summary: Gilgamesh, the proud and noble ruler of Uruk, sets out on a conquest for glory and victory, but would also lead to his downfall and eventual demise. This is the story of the rise and fall of the King of Heroes.

Enjoy.  Smile

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