Definition: Law of the Indies

It should be noted that the Law of the Indies included more than the one in the tweet and podcast, but man, was this “law” brilliant!

Definition: Parkinson’s Law (for meetings)

Parkinson’s Law (for meetings)

Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.

 

In other words, if you allot an hour for a half hour meeting, there’s a good chance it will take an hour. That’s not a “law” scientifically, but research has shown this to be true more times than not.

 

From this excellent podcast on how to have better meetings.

Japanese Human Anime and Manga Facebook Picture Tagging Memes

I did not create these, but I got them on Facebook and cannot determine their creators on the Net so I don’t have links to their sources. I did touch them up to give more contrast, line-up a few things, remove advertisements from sites which stole them and advertised themselves on them, and so on. These are better than their originals. As for theme, these are Japanese anime and manga posters, but those with humans in them rather than other creatures.

Here’s how to get these graphic for your Facebook fun:

  • Click on a picture below to get it at full size.
  • Right click on that picture and save to your computer.
  • Upload it to your Facebook profile.
  • Tag your friends!

Please click here for a complete list of Facebook picture tagging memes on this site with which you can use for fun with your friends.

Please click here if you want to see the anime character birthdays arranged by date.

The first is Bleach or Burīchi(ブリーチ).

The second is Final Fantasy or Fainaru Fantajī (ファイナルファンタジー, ). I’ll let you figure out what it’s about if you don’t know and/or can’t guess. 🙂

The third is a Merubura (メルブラ ) set that is sometimes known in English as Melty Blood, as per the Wikipedia entry (メルティブラッド ,Meruti Buraddo), is a visual novel and fighting game, co-developed by dōjin circles Type-Moon and French-Bread, originally released at Comiket on December 2002. That English name somehow just seems like a very poor translation.

The fourth is the Street Fighter or SF (ストリートファイター ,Sutorīto Faitā) set. Guess what it’s about? Of course, I should mention there are Japanese themes not about fighting and war, like the ever gentle Hello Kitty.

The final one is a Tekken or Iron Fist (鉄拳) set. It, too, is a fighting video game.