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Geek moment

Geek out with me for a second, here, I have twenty minutes before I have to head out to the good ol' Farm, where there isn't a single conversation to get into that doesn't involve trucks, sports, or the hypothesized tensile strength of the female security guard's nether regions.

I'm downloading the first episodes of Naruto, not because I think it'll be THAT interesting, but just to see what all the fuss is about. I'll watch most anything once, but tend to like my anime edgy, thought-provoking, different. I dig GITS: Stand Alone Complex and Samurai Champloo, I love GTO and Haibane-Renmei, and I am motherfucking PWN3D by Berserk. Tell me something I should be checking out. Have you seen the first couple episodes of Teizokurei (Vulgar Ghost) Daydream? That's where the background image on my page comes from. In brief, the adventures of a dominatrix who sees ghosts, her stalker, her manager, and her schoolgirl acquaintance. The writing isn't earth-shattering, and the art is only fairly good (though kept enjoyably simple, clean and spare), but it's got a lot of little clever touches, and my weakness for girls, leather, and ghosts makes it an instant win for me. It was just licensed by Geneon, and so will be arriving on DVD shelves near you, sometime in the distant future.

This event presented at the Metreon was pretty fascinating; a chance to hear the creators of the "I Love Bees" Halo 2 phenomenon discuss at length the concepts and techniques behind building Alternate Reality Games. I may actually go over this a bit more in-depth, next week.

Rehearsal went well. Thanks to a ton of useful pointers, I'm starting to get a feel for Handler, the middle-management of the assassination game. Now I just need to get off my ass and start bloody memorizing. I wish I could bring a copy of the script with me over the weekend.

Final issue of WE3 is out! No time to read it now, but I'll get to it ASAP. I wasn't expecting much from this series, and then all of a sudden there it was the second issue, and poor 1 is cybernetically scolding himself quietly in the middle of the night, "Bad dog. Bad dog," and all of a sudden I found myself completely into it.

Sin City and Kung Fu Hustle both demand your attention. Now.

Now reading: Aldous Huxley's A Brave New World. Thank you, spectralrain.

Now playing: .hack Mutation. It may be time to start another runthrough of Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. I never did finish uncovering the depths of Lucifer's plans.

Shows to see: No Means No on Sunday night, Immortal Technique on Wednesday Night.

Outta time. Catch you later, sk8rs.

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Languishing in the Land Anime Forgot....

Actually, all we can get on Basic Expanded is via Adult Swim as far as I can tell. They're playing GITS:SAC, but I believe the season ended this past Saturday night so we're all waiting (and waiting and waiting...) for the 2nd Gig to be on.


All I can say is if you don't watch it and get hooked, you have no humor in your ninja kittiness! A soul can't be well rounded (mwahahahaha! When you see it, you'll get it...) without humor. :)

Currently I'm keeping an eye out for more InuYasha, FullMetal Alchemist, GITS:SAC, and anything else adult swim manages to allow us to have (while wasting good airspace/time on things like Tom Goes To The Mayor...jerks.) I've heard rumors Naruto will be on Adult Swim (Apparently they figure it will do bettre than Fooli-Cooli...Yeah, me and my phonetic spelling...) so I hold my breath in anticipation to see who the Canadians will get for voices.

I know...I'm no purist when it comes to Anime, I'm rather attached to the folk who do the English versions though. I'm making myself watch the original Sailor Moon's in Japanese...by the 20th episode they finally stopped sounding like cats screeching at each other in a tin alley. :)

I think the english subtitles help me to ignore the voices...*sigh*

Side Note...Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender is a great show, interesting concept behind it all. Man, I'm almost 32...I hope I never stop watching 'toons. ;)

Good luck on de Farm. See ya when we sees ya.

Re: Languishing in the Land Anime Forgot....

Ninja kitties always make time for humor, because it gets better ratings than convoluted pathological brooding internal melodrama. ^_^

I'm actually kind of curious about Fooli Cooli (Furi Kuri, FLCL, whathaveyou). All my sources tell me that it's utterly incomprehensible, but from what little pieces I've seen, the art and animation look really good. Have you seen any of it?

If I should ever end up near television again, I'll keep an eye peeled for Avatar, as well. I looked over a synopsis of it, and I do like the concept.

Re: Languishing in the Land Anime Forgot....

I'm actually kind of curious about Fooli Cooli (Furi Kuri, FLCL, whathaveyou). All my sources tell me that it's utterly incomprehensible, but from what little pieces I've seen, the art and animation look really good. Have you seen any of it?

Yeah. Unless they have more of it stashed away in Japan someplace, I've seen it. And, YES...it's on the incomprehensible side. There's the semlence of a plot...but somewhere between Beginning and resolution...it goes Beserk. :)

Of course, even for Adult Swim they "Cleaned up" the anime for viewing in the US. (Yet do theey censor SUnday Night's rubbish? Bah!) So you miss out on the Dad character's full frontal and a few other things I suppose...probably one of the best episodes is one where they take the time to romp like carefree sprites through different types of animation...


There is a plot...if you can concentrate hard enough to watch for it. I'm not sure I grasped the whole thing myself but I have a difficult time with some of the extra "stuff" I tend to view as stupid overkill of some humor...or something.

Man, just thinking about the series gives me a slight headache.

Anyhoo, it's late and I have places to be tomorrow. If you can get ahold of it...watch it, it's a short bunch and ovre before you can really grasp the whole thing.;)

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