Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Cosplay (コスプレ, kosupure?), short for "costume roleplay",is a type of performance art whose participants outfit themselves, with often-elaborate costumes and accessories, as a specific character or idea. Characters are usually sourced in various Japanese and East Asian media, including manga, anime, tokusatsu, comic books, graphic novels, video games, hentai and fantasy movies. Other sources include performers from J-pop, J-rock, visual kei, fantasy music stories (such as stories by the band Sound Horizon), novels, and objects from cyberspace or the real world that are unique and dramatic (especially if they have or can be given an anthropomorphic form).
Cosplay participants ("cosplayers") form a subculture centered around wearing their costumes and reenacting scenes or inventing likely behavior inspired by their chosen sources. In some circles, the term cosplay has been broadened to include simply wearing a costume, without special consideration given to enacting characters in a performance context.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Hatred (or hate) is a word that describes intense feelings of dislike. It can be used in a wide variety of contexts, from hatred of inanimate objects (e.g. vegetables) to hatred of other people, or even entire groups of people.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

ResCap follows GMAC in raising funds in bond market

ResCap follows GMAC in raising funds in bond market

By Anusha Shrivastava
Last Update: 5:20 PM ET May 22, 2007

(Updates with details on price.)
NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Residential Capital LLC, better known as ResCap, on Tuesday sold $2.25 billion of debt in the investment-grade corporate bond market.
The $1 billion, two-year, floating-rate tranche of the offering sold at 110 basis points over the London interbank offered rate and the $1.25 billion, five-year, fixed-rate tranche sold at 183 basis points over Treasurys, according to a syndicate source. Joint leads are Banc of America Securities, JP Morgan and RBS Greenwich Capital.
The deal, the first since ResCap last tapped the investment-grade market in December, is a two-part offering with protective language.