Fall 2021 – First Impressions – Part I

Yuuki Yuuna - Kanagawa Life

Sloow start this season…  as you might have guessed from my anticipation post, there’s just not much to choose from.  But four shows is enough to get started with, and I don’t want to delay this post too long…

So hit the jump, and let’s run em’ down!

Continue reading “Fall 2021 – First Impressions – Part I”

Laid Back Camp – Cover music!

Laid Back Camp - happy campers

Laid Back Camp has been on my mind lately…  Last week I finished the manga, and then my wife asked my to help her find some music from it.  Along the way, I found some fun cover versions and decided to share them here.

So, get comfy and hit the jump!

Continue reading “Laid Back Camp – Cover music!”

Getting (re)started – looking ahead at Fall 2021

Yuuki Yuuna - I will be a hero!

For various personal reasons, writing on Summer 2021 ended up being a bust. So, as is so popular these days, time for the Lounge to get a reboot.

Let’s hit the jump and dive right in!

Continue reading “Getting (re)started – looking ahead at Fall 2021”

Worth Reading – August 9th, 2021

Courtesy of Wrath of Gnon

Welcome back to Worth reading – my occasional roundup of news & articles on anime & Japan along with my thoughts and comments. There’s some good stuff this time around…

So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!

Continue reading “Worth Reading – August 9th, 2021”

Summer 2021 – Coming right at you!

Miss Kobayashi and Tohru

While waiting on the Fruits Basket finale to wrap up coverage of Spring… Let’s take a moment to take a look at what’s coming for Summer 2021. (Other than the heatwave we’re expecting this weekend.)

Hit the jump and let’s dive right in!

Continue reading “Summer 2021 – Coming right at you!”

I’m back! – Spring 2021 – Week 10/11

Well, the new computer is in and set up! But that doesn’t mean I’m done being frustrated. Something about Crunchyroll’s new website prevents me from taking proper screenshots… It’s *always* something. Anyhow, let’s dive in and chat about anime shall we?

Continue reading “I’m back! – Spring 2021 – Week 10/11”

More questions than answers – Spring 2021 – Week 9


Why more questions than answers? Because that’s how a lot of shows leave me feeling this week. But really, isn’t that a good thing? Wouldn’t it be boring if everything was easily explained and answered?

Either way, hit the jump and join the Q&A!

Continue reading “More questions than answers – Spring 2021 – Week 9”

Spring 2021 – Week 7/8, Catching up.

OK, back online. With an aged machine. With an aged Mac (and me a PC person). Still, better than nothing… Lets me get a post out and that’s what matters, neh?

So, let’s hit the jump and get caught up on the last two weeks.

Continue reading “Spring 2021 – Week 7/8, Catching up.”

If it’s not one tham ding, it’s another…

If you follow me on twitter, you’ve got the gist of it…  But the last week or so has kinda sucked.  And it’s going to suck for a while yet.

Basically, my desktop died last week with my post only half written, so no post came out last week.  Thanks to an IRL friend, I’m back online with an ancient (circa early 10’s) Mac Mini…  But it’s slow, and quirky.  (And this small screen isn’t easy to work on.)  I also can’t quite figure out how to take screenshots.

So, the plan is this:  Later this week, I’ll get a mixed Week 7/8 post out and resume regular coverage next week.  Because this machine doesn’t work quite like my normal (Windows) desktop, they’ll probably be text only and likely short.

The new machine is due in sometime in late June, and things should return to normal.  (“Normal” is of course used advisedly around me!)  It’s taking that long because the various demands on my computer mean I have to buy a customized one because no prebuilt suffices.  (Not to mention the various ongoing impacts of the pandemic.)

So, bear with me folks…  I’m still here, just working with one hand tied behind my back.