Ask @ClayDragon:

Would you say you have a good sense of humor? And if so, are you the type that can come up with jokes on the spot, or are you the type that needs to sit and think before coming up with something funny?

I'd say I have a good sense of humour, although it can get really dark at times. And it really depends on the situation. Sometimes I can come up with a good joke or quip on the spot, and sometimes one only occurs to me hours later. Most people tend to have the same reactions to my jokes though:

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Have you ever listened to an opening/ending so many times that you memorized the lyrics? If so, which one(s)?

There's not been an opening or ending for which I've actually memorized all the lyrics (mainly because I can't speak Japanese, so I can't really focus the lyrics into words). On the other hand, I can remember the tune of lots of openings and endings, like the ones from Blood Blockade Battlefront and Steins;Gate. Of course, the easiest lyrics to memorize from an opening are those from Cowboy Bebop.

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Can you think of any way that antimatter could be used in combat? I also heard that when matter and antimatter meet they cause some sort of explosion, is that true?

When matter comes into contact with antimatter, they annihilate each other and create a massive explosion. For scale, one gram of antimatter coming into contact with one gram of matter would create an explosion 3 times more powerful than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb.
However, it's unlikely that antimatter would be able to be used in combat. Making weapons or components out of antimatter would be pointless, as they'd explode almost instantly. There is a (theoretical) antimatter bomb, but antimatter takes a very, very long time to create. At the moment, we make it in particle accelerators like CERN, but at the current rate of production it would CERN 2 million years to make enough antimatter to cause an explosion comparable to a nuke.

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You're a physics major right? I have a question that could help with my next article. Do you know anything about anti-matter?

I don't know a huge amount, but I'll try and tell you what I do know. Antiparticles have the same mass as regular particles, but antiparticles have the opposite charge to regular particles (for example, a proton has a charge of +1, but an antiproton has a charge of -1). Whenever matter and antimatter come into contact, they convert into incredibly high-energy photons (particles of light). Because it's so volatile when near regular matter, antimatter is incredibly difficult to make and store, so we don't really know a lot about it. Hopefully that answered your question, and if you have any other questions about it, feel free to ask me!

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Is the Index anime farther ahead than the currently translated manga?

Going by the latest chapter on Mangareader.net, yes. The manga is currently in the Daihasei Festival arc, whereas the second season of the anime finished just after the Academy City Invasion arc. The manga has skipped a few arcs though, like the Deep Blood arc, so my recommendation would be to just watch the anime.

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Is the United Kingdom an actual country, or is it just a collective name for Scotland and the others?

The United Kingdom is the name given to the union of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland - basically, it's the collective name for four countries (or three and a half, depending on whether or not you class Northern Ireland as a separate country). However, countries can choose to remove themselves from the UK - there's a big debate at the moment over whether Scotland should become independent.

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You knew how when a anime opening is subbed it makes no fucking sense? Is that because of bad translations, or because japanese is hard to translate into English?

It's probably a mixture of both, I'd imagine. The Japanese language has lots of double meanings and subtext that isn't readily apparent, and if the translator is a novice (or if English isn't their first language) then their translations may not make sense some of the time.

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Do you know a website where I can find the original light novels of A Certain Magical Index?

I don't read the novels online, I just buy them as and when they're released in English. I found a website that has translated versions of some of the novels, but the first 20 or so have been removed since YenPress licensed them. Here's the link to the first New Testament volume if you're interested, although it might be taken down should the second series be licensed:
https://www.baka-tsuki.org/project/index.php?title=Toaru_Majutsu_no_Index:NT_Volume1
Alternatively, you could try torrenting them if you find a suitable torrent. Sorry for not being more helpful!

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I noticed you put up a new poll. What about you, sub or dub?

This is going to sound like the most non-confrontational answer ever, but I find that it depends on the show. I mean, I much prefer the dubs of shows like Baccano, Steins;Gate and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, but for some shows like Chuunibyou and Assassination Classroom, I prefer listening to the Japanese voices. And then there are shows like Blood Blockade Battlefront, which has excellent voice acting regardless of what language you're watching it in.

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1) What's your favorite Harry Potter character, and 2) Which Harry Potter character do you think you're the most similar to?

1.) Fred and George. I know that's technically cheating, since they're not one character, but it's impossible to imagine one without the other.
2.) I'm not too sure, as there wasn't a character that I immediately identified with, but I think I'm closest in personality to Hermione.

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