Waiting on a winter wonderland… Anticipating Winter 2018!

Yes, I know, it’s a Christmas song.  And playing Christmas songs after the holiday season is rather tasteless…  But once the title popped into my head, I couldn’t get it out except by using it.

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Anyhow, hit the jump and let’s take a look at a few of the shows I’m anticipating for Winter 2018! Continue reading “Waiting on a winter wonderland… Anticipating Winter 2018!”

Happy New Year!

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A quick post to wish everyone a happy New Year and to look forward over the next week or so…

  • The normal weekly Wednesday post will be delayed until Saturday or Sunday for two reasons:
    • I want to include the YuYu finale.
    • If the weather holds, I’ll be out very late Tuesday night on a night photography shoot with the photo club. We’re planning on light painting a lighthouse up at the north end of the County.

This is an experimental light painting I did a few years back:

An experiment in light painting

If you click through on the photograph there’s more about my process and tools.

  • Depending on how things go, I should have a Winter 2018 anticipation post up Wednesday or Thursday

In closing a New Year’s Eve haiku I wrote a few years back:

final breath
witching hour tolls
new year

Happy New Years!

Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 8

Explosions and politics and foreshadowing, oh my!

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There’s a lot going on this week, so let’s hit the jump and break it down!

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Fall 2017 – Week 12

Between the holiday and yesterday’s special post, my schedule has been all kinds of messed up…  So, my apologies that this is a day late (again).  Anyhow, let’s hit the jump and let’s dive right into it!

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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 7

How does this week’s episode of Yamato 2199 connect with this week’s anniversary of a famous historical event?

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Hit the jump and find out!
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Fall 2017 – Week 11

Well, though it’s been fun, a crazy busy holiday schedule has left me even further behind than usual.  Still, I hit the high spots this week…

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Let’s hit the jump and see how this week went!

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Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 6

Explosions! Hot ship-on-ship action! Evil Emperors!  This episode has it all….

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So, hit the jump and let’s take a look at some of the details of this week’s episode.

Continue reading “Yamato 2199 Group Watch – Episode 6”

Fall 2017 – Week 10

Our first finale of the season…  and a late season drop!   Any guesses as to which it was?  Hit the jump and see if you’re correct!  (And let me know down in the comments.)

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My anime music playlist…

For some months, I’ve been training an anime music channel on Pandora…  (Link leads to the channel.) I’ve mostly tried to use seeds and thumbs up, though I had to thumb down the Pokémon Theme.  Not only was it in heavy rotation – I positively loathe that song.  And really, it was the heavy rotation that was the problem.  Pandora’s selection of anime music is rather thin, and their song selection algorithms are… odd.  They choose based on how much a song is “like” something you’ve already seeded the station with or given a thumbs up.  Since the algorithm has only a limited understanding of “genre”, that tends to result in homogenization.  Since they don’t seem to have a large selection of non-mainstream music, that also tends to result in pretty short playlists.  (Though to be honest between their limited catalog and the algorithm’s over-eager pruning  my more mainstream channels often suffer from the same problem.)

Anyhow, to make a long story short, I’ve had a Wake Up Girls playlist on iTunes for a couple of years now.  A week or so ago, iblessall tweeted about buying the Girls Last Tour OST on iTunes-Japan, and I decided to see what, if any, anime music could be found on iTunes…  (Though I limited myself to the American version because I didn’t want to go through the hoop jumping that shopping iTunes-Japan requires.)

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I actually came up with a pretty nice selection of music.  I could probably have found more, but my lovely wife gave me The Look and inquired as to just how much I intended to spend…  I only really made one mistake, I didn’t pay attention when I bought START:DASH!!.  I ended up buying the version performed by μ’s full lineup rather than the Honoka/Kotori/Umi version from ep 3 (which I prefer).

Anyhow, between Pandora and my iTunes playlist I have a nice selection of music to play when I’m working on my writing.  When one gets old, I can swap to the other.

Do you have an anime playlist?  What’s on it?  Drop a comment and let me know!