Osama Bin Laden was the leader of terrorist group Al-Qaeda from its creation in the late 80s until his death in 2011 as a result of a US military operation. During that time he was directly responsible for some heinous attacks throughout the Middle East, and the most significant terrorist action in US history. In addition to crimes against humanity too numerous to count, it turns out that Bin Laden was also a gamer, a pirate, and an anime fan.
Recently, the CIA publically released nearly a half-million files recovered from Bin Laden’s hard drive. That includes Al-Qaeda correspondence, video files, propaganda, draft materials, and Bin Laden’s personal journal. It also includes loads of copyrighted materials, including films ranging from Antz to Resident Evil, loads of videogames, and a substantial collection of anime. Even Final Fantasy VII makes an appearence, with evidence of sequel movie Advent Children having been watched.
It seems Bin Laden – or whoever else used his computer – was a connoisseur of emulated DS titles, judging by the “.sav” entries populating his file index. Those naturally include standbys like New Super Mario Bros and Animal Crossing: Wild World. His tastes also ran alongside the otaku, with plenty of Naruto, Bleach, and Dragon Ball games in the list, on top of the complete Devil May Cry anime series.
Not everything originated from Japan, though. There are also PC games like casual ball-shooting puzzler Zuma, as well as a torrent for plastic soldier RTS Army Men 2. It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Bin Laden was gathering his games illegally, but here’s your confirmation: terrorists are sometimes also software pirates.
There’s little I can add beyond the sum ridiculousness of this list of files, but don’t forget about it the next time you’re sitting down to enjoy your favorite shonen property. And remember, keep your computers safe – just like Bin Laden did, with a pirated copy of Kaspersky. (Please don’t actually pirate your software, or really base your life in any way on a terrorist leader.)
Hinata Cosplays Which Would Make You Love Life Again!
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Hinata Uzumaki is a kunoichi and the former heiress of the Hyūga clan. Because of her meek disposition, her father doubted that she was suited for the responsibilities of leading the clan, much less life as a ninja, leading him to disinherit her. Nonetheless, Hinata persevered and from observation of Naruto Uzumaki especially, Hinata found both an example to follow to be more assertive, and a person to love. Through her membership with Team 8, she sought to become strong enough to change herself, if even a little at a time.
By Tayla Barter
Hinata is the oldest daughter of Hiashi Hyūga. When she was still a child, Hinata was almost kidnapped by the-then Head Ninja of Kumogakure, who was visiting Konoha under the guise of signing a peace treaty between their two villages. Hiashi killed him and saved Hinata, setting in motion the events that would become known as the “Hyūga Affair”. Because Hiashi was the head of the Hyūga clan, Hinata was raised to be its heiress and her family expected great things from her.
But even at a young age, her father came to believe that Hinata was not suited for the role of heiress, as she struggled under his gruesome training regime, on top of him also believing that her timid personality prevented her from truly excelling. When Hinata’s younger sister Hanabi started displaying superior talent, Hiashi began to reconsider Hinata’s selection as heiress. In the anime, Hinata and Hanabi were pitted against each other to determine who would one day lead the Hyūga. Because Hinata was unwilling to harm Hanabi – a hesitation Hanabi did not share – she was defeated, disappointing her father. Hinata was then disinherited and turned over to the care of Kurenai Yūhi.
Hinata is soft-spoken and polite, always addressing people with proper honourifics. She is kind, always thinking of others’ more than for herself, and always caring about others feelings and well-being. She doesn’t like to be confrontational for any reason; she doesn’t even like being confrontational about her dislike of confrontation. It is for this reason that Hinata so often comes off as meek or timid to others, as her overwhelming kindness can render her unable to respond or act for fear of offending somebody. Her father’s constant push to alter this personality trait when she was younger only made it worse, eroding Hinata’s self-confidence and making her even more bashful because she placed so little faith in her own thoughts and opinions.
Hinata’s main motivation is Naruto Uzumaki, with whom she has been fascinated since meeting him. He initially gained her attention because of his outspoken kindness, and then kept her attention because of similarities that Hinata perceived to herself: Naruto had a painful childhood without the love of parents, a fate worse than the mere difficulty she had with her own father, and he craves the attention and acknowledgement of anybody, just as Hinata wants to please her father.
But whereas Hinata lost faith in herself and let others tell her she couldn’t succeed, Naruto always believes in himself and knows that he can accomplish any given task if he tries hard enough. She admires him deeply for this courage and over time falls in love with him, which manifests as increased shyness and speechlessness when around him. Although most people understand the reason for Hinata’s behaviour around Naruto, Naruto himself thinks it’s just Hinata’s normal, if “weird”, personality.
By Tayla Barter
Hinata strives to improve herself in order to benefit her team and to prove herself to her father, but mostly to gain the attention and worthiness of Naruto. She emulates him to this purpose, adopting his nindō of never giving up as the means by which she will change herself. To that end, she stops running from confrontation, instead doing all that she can to face it. If she fails, she gets up again and trains herself to not fail a second time. Hinata initially can only manage to practice this nindō when Naruto is nearby, but even then it is rewarding: she is able to speak her mind to him, for which he decides his view of her as “weird” was incorrect. By the end of Part I, she even displays it when Naruto is not around, for which reason her father’s and the Hyūga clan’s faith in her is restored and strengthened.
As a Hyūga, Hinata possesses the Byakugan, giving her featureless white eyes (the anime depicts them with tinges of lavender). She has dark blue hair that she keeps in a hime-cut of different lengths: in Part I, her hair is short, kept just above her forehead with chin-length strands framing her face; in Part II, her hair reaches her lower back and the framing strands grow to shoulder-length; in The Last: Naruto the Movie, her hair extends beyond her hips. By adulthood, she would tie her hair into a ponytail; later however she would have cut to into a bob-style reaching her shoulders. By Part II, Hinata developed a noticeably fuller figure. She is also noted by Toneri Ōtsutsuki to be very beautiful.
Hinata’s gentle personality hindered her performance in the Hyūga clan’s training sessions; her father Hiashi considered her to be too weak and unworthy for the role of heiress. After graduating from the Academy, she focused on getting stronger by putting more effort into her training, receiving consistent praise from her team for her improving skills and strengthening character. Hinata thus becomes more willing to face major threats for the sake of others, such as when she fights the Deva Path during Pain’s Assault to protect Naruto Uzumaki, which causes him to acknowledge her strength, and receives further praise from him after that. During the Fourth Shinobi World War, she works well with her prodigious cousin, Neji Hyūga, protecting him on the battlefield just as effectively as he protects her. Two years after the war, Hinata, having been recognized by Hamura Ōtsutsuki as the Byakugan Princess, proves to be crucial in the destruction of the Tenseigan.
On a snowy day – the day of her enrolment in Konoha’s Academy – Hinata was picked on by three bullies because of her unusual eyes. Naruto Uzumaki, despite not knowing her, immediately came to her defence, but he was outnumbered and knocked unconscious, and the bullies damaged the red scarf he was wearing. When he regained consciousness, Hinata thanked him for helping her and returned his scarf to him, but he let her keep it. Hinata started watching Naruto from that point onwards, and by doing so saw Naruto’s desire to gain attention and his struggle to exceed the low expectations others had for him. Despite this, Naruto never lost faith in himself or his dream to become the Hokage. Hinata was inspired by this and started emulating Naruto, adopting his refusal to never give up as a means of earning her father’s approval. In the anime, Hinata’s growing affections for Naruto were noticed by the Hyūga’s elders, who warned her to stay away from him.
Two years after the war, Naruto finally recognises the love that Hinata has always had for him; realising that she alone has always had faith in him and that she has always been there for him, he reciprocates her feelings, much to her extreme happiness, to the point of enabling her to laugh openly in the anime. When Naruto becomes Hokage, Hinata remains supportive of him and his increased responsibilities and tries to keep Boruto and Himawari happy despite his frequent absences, even though she herself also yearns for her husband to be at home. As a mother and wife, she is very loving and supportive of her family. At the same time, she has become more strict and assertive. Her structured nature has made her very intimidating and more easily angered when her family acts up, easily keeping them in line and swiftly punishing them for their misconduct. She also realises that her children, particularly Boruto, take after Naruto in the desire to prove themselves to other and that she must believe in them to do things themselves.