Just out of curiosity – a poll.

OK, maybe the picture isn’t anime related, but I was just discussing Curiosity over on a space related forum… and when the title for this post came to mind, well I just couldn’t resist.

I posted a poll on Twitter a week or so back, and while I didn’t have any particular expectation, I did find the results surprisingly close.  So, out of curiosity, I thought I’d run the same poll here at the Lounge.

Please take a moment to answer the poll and feel free to elaborate down in the comments!

Personally, I like other stuff in moderation.  I like to get to know the person behind the keyboard.  (One of my philosophies is “a stranger is just an old friend you haven’t met yet”.)

Edit:  The poll is now closed – the results can be seen here.

Summer 2017 week 4

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Another week, some good eps, some bad eps, and a couple of spectacular eps.  Hit the jump to find out more!

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It’s the final countdown…

After this week’s ep of re:Creators somebody (I forget who and where) spoke of the protagonists getting ready for the “final battle”.  What with the oddly veering way my mind often works, that made me think of Europe’s 1986 single – The Final Countdown.

So, on a whim, off I went to YouTube to see what if any AMV’s there might be set to that tune.  And lo and behold – there were.  Hundreds of them…  and predictably virtually all of them stuck to the “Final Battle” trope.  Out of curiosity I kept paging through and found this little gem – the creator has reimagined Girls Dead Monster (from the anime Angel Beats) as a 80’s hair band in a typical 80’s concert video.  MTV is thirty-six years old as of today, and barely shows music anymore…  but at the time (only five years old and at the peak of its cultural relevance) it was positively flooded with this type of band and video, and the AMV was instantly familiar.  (Man, really showing my age here!)

Anyhow, I couldn’t resist sharing it.

For the curious and for reference, the original 1986 video can be seen here.

He’s going for speed! Summer 2017 Week 3

Restarting in midstream means there’s a lot to cover…   So I’m going for a slightly different approach this week.

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(I ended up dropping Prince of Stride, but it’s still a cool AMV.)

Rather than trying to cover every show in depth, this is going to be a quick and broad overview of the season to date. So, hit the jump and let’s get running!

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Anime Avengers Assemble!

I’ve always liked teams more than I like solo heroes…  So when Karandi posed the question – who ya gonna call?, my thoughts turned towards assembling a team of anime characters.

So, who would I call?  What characters would I choose to form a dream team to face a threat to the anime multiverse?  Hit the jump and find out!

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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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From a Tuesday point of view…

 

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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Spring 2017 – Week 12

Two finales this week, plus all the continuing shows!  Lot’s of thought on Re:Creators too.

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Let’s hit the jump and talk about this week, and what’s upcoming with the season change.
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