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.

Winter 2017 – Week 11, getting caught up, some thoughts on 3-gatsu no Lion, season finales.

With the insane go-go-go seven evenings in a row behind me, and despite Crunchy once again misbehaving on weekends, I’m mostly caught up.  This week, catching up on weekly series, some thoughts on March comes in like a Lion, a little bit about my non-anime hobbies and why I’m only caught up on shows my wife and I are watching…

So, fresh cup of coffee at hand and my animusic channel playing on Pandora, let’s get right into it.

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Winter 2017 Week 9 – Gomenasai!

Got busy, didn’t have time to watch let alone write, and so missed a week…  Then was mostly caught up, but didn’t want to write because I wasn’t caught up…  around and around in self-reinforcing cycle.  Bad.

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Gomenasai!  I should have at least posted a note or something, and will do so in the future.  You the reader can’t discuss weekly if I don’t post something each week.

Anyhow, let’s get caught up up and move forward…

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Winter 2017 Week 5

Another week in the life..  Some shows progress, some regress, others tread water.  Demi-ChanMiss Koyabishi, and Konasuba were especial delights.

All this, and a look at the first episode of Cyborg 009: Call of Justice after the break!

(The opening to the 2001-2 series, one of my favorite series and favorite openings.)

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NaHaiWriMo 2017

Everyone knows about NaNoWriMo. Fewer know about NaHaiWriMo, National Haiku Writing Month – where the goal is to write a haiku every day. I’ve taken part for the last two years, with decidedly mixed results, and I’m jumping in again this year.

Hit the jump to learn more and how you can participate here at the Lounge!

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My hardcopy collection of haiku and haiku references.

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Winter 2017 – Week3

And now… we’re into week three, for many people a decision point on whether or not they’ll keep watching a show.  What did I drop?  What are you dropping?  Hit the break and find out, then let us know in the comments!

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Winter 2017 – Week 2

Aaand… we’re off to the races.  Week 2 of a given season is usually an interesting one, the premieres (intended to grab our collective attention) are over and the stories actually begin.  For me, it’s also halfway between the start of the season and the third episode ‘gut check’.

Note: I know some shows only have placeholders (marking what I have seen)…  My original plan was to sit down after dinner and watch the shows I wasn’t caught up on.  Then I’d write my remaining entries, edit them this morning, and publish.  All that never happened.  Miss Rose, one of our guinea pigs, would not eat her dinner and was showing signs of distress.  That wasn’t entirely expected because she is, was, elderly and has been in decline for some time.  We ended up at our vets to see her off across the Bridge so she wouldn’t suffer through the night.  I did not sleep well and I’m still out of it today.

Rather than delay this post, I decided to go with what I have and stick to my schedule by publishing on Monday.  I’ll either publish a supplementary post later this week or incorporate the missing shows in next week’s reviews depending on how my time works out the rest of this week.

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If by “always like this” you mean “semi-competent at best and covered in toad slime”.   Yeah, they’re pretty much always like that.

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