Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 groupwatch

It’s going to happen – A groupwatch/collaboration on Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199!

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It’s just Mechanical Anime Reviews and myself to start, but I hope a bunch of other bloggers and readers will join in.  Hit the jump, and let’s get into the details.

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Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 – group watch / collaboration?

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Tossed this out on Twitter – thought I’d toss it out here too…  Would there be any interest in some kind of a group watch / collaboration on Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 (Star Blazers 2199)?

As a confirmed fanboy of the series, I’m up for it…  Your thoughts?  Let’s discuss in the comments.

Fall 2017 Week 5 – Sort of.

Well, it’s one of those weeks again…  Busy with other stuff, life happenings, and writer’s block = three strikes to presenting a post this week.  (Writer’s block comes up so often here at the Lounge that I swear I’m going to give it it’s own tag or category.)

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I was going to use the image of two guys bowing I usually use for such posts, but I just couldn’t sit on this screenshot any longer… Konohana Kitan is slowly growing into such a good show.  I could have done without the creepy doll, but the second segment and especially it’s finale was so well done.

With that, let’s hit the jump and dig into everything going on…

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Delay of post – one week penalty!

For various reasons…  (the heat, a busy week, downloading the latest version of Kerbal Space Program) I didn’t get last week’s post finished on time.  Rather than push it out incomplete, I’m just going to keep plugging away and work on a double entry for this week (the 18th).

There almost certainly won’t be an entry for the following week (weekly post would normally be on the 25th) as that’s the week of the County Fair… And I’ll be working the Fair the 23rd-27th.

Other than The Reflection, I am caught up, so if you have any comments on the week feel free!

 

New Feature – schedule page!

The things I do on Sunday mornings on my first cup of coffee…  Sometimes, they’re even a good idea.

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Presenting – my viewing and posting schedule!

Last season, I kept a draft blog entry to keep track of my watching schedule…  As I was working on this season’s schedule I thought “why not make it public?”.    As I was cleaning it up to make it presentable, another idea occurred to me – “why not add links?”.  So I added links to the tag page for each show (including the archived list from last season, just because) and to the season category.

All that being said, it’s not that heavy a schedule this season, if only we can get caught up!  We’ve watched a ton this weekend, and with only one show for me and one show for us left to catch up on, we’re nearly there.  (We won’t get much done this afternoon though, we’re off to see Kiki’s Delivery Service at the theater.)  Then we can get started on the remaining shows we want to check out.  I’ll try and get out a post this week on the Season So Far, but my RL schedule is still a little wobbly.

A light appears at the end of the tunnel!

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Ok, so the thing that’s kept me crazy busy over the last two weeks is starting to wind down and I’m at least occasionally finding my head above water.  Now to figure out how to re-start in mid stream…

Hit the jump, and let’s look at what’s coming up over the next few weeks!

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An unexpected hiatus

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After last week’s optimistic post, well, Life happened.  (Literally within a couple of hours of posting.)  Something has come up which is eating almost all my physical, emotional, and mental energy.

Not to worry it’s none of what you’re thinking!  We’re healthy, happy, married (and planning on staying that way), employed, have a roof, aren’t on the lam from the law, etc…  It’s just a thing that has to be done and that’s all I really want to say.

The upshot is, it’ll be another week, possibly two, before I can even begin to contemplate getting caught up and collecting myself enough to write coherently.  (And then try to figure out how to salvage the trainwreck.)   I may try writing some short blurbs, but I make no guarantees.

Mostly about the weekend, but also about anime.

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Wow – the 4th of July holiday has really messed up my writing schedule.  My lovely wife took most of Monday off, which made it essentially a four-day weekend.  We got a ton of much-needed chores done (yay, new bookshelves in the bedroom!) but we also had fun and ate well (YAY! for having a new grill!!).  The best part was the strawberries…  Fresh from a local farm, we served them over homemade cheesecake and made strawberry ice cream.

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But I digress…   We’re caught up on premiers and I plan on getting out my first overview post today or tomorrow.  The Atom finale is this weekend, so Mon or Tues I’ll get the final post for Spring 2017 up which will also catch up other ongoing shows.  I’ll also be talking about the special ep of Demi-Chan which aired over the last weekend.  (If you haven’t seen it, Crunchy has it, go watch it!  It’s very good.)  The season wrap-up post should follow shortly thereafter.

Other digressions, and also some stuff about anime, after the jump.

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Rebuilding…

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Accidentally deleted my customizations yesterday, and didn’t realize it until this morning…  When I was restoring them I took the opportunity to fiddle a bit with the look.  (Specifically, I’d never changed from the default font and hadn’t really realized how awful it looked.)  I still have to repair some bits (like the links), but the sidebars are back.

What do you think?

Anyhow, thanks to the helpful Happiness Engineers at WordPress I also now know how to preview new themes without deleting my existing one.   Hopefully in my abundant spare time, I’ll get a chance to faff around with some new themes and develop a better look…  I picked this theme in kind of a hurry and I’ve never really been actually happy with it.

Speaking of abundant spare time, time to stop fiddling here…  There will be a lack of happiness in the domestic section of the Lounge if I don’t get the kitchen cleaned up and the potato salad for tonight’s dinner started.