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”
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An update, looking forward, and some mid-season reviews.
So anyhow, I have managed to catch up on a few anime… Some I’m watching and some we’re watching. Since we’re coming up on mid-season, I decided to go with a few quick season reviews rather than try to review a ton of individual episodes.
So hit the jump, let’s chat about what I’m caught up on, look at what the next few weeks are going to look like, and talk about the featured image.
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Making Miso – Batch 1 finished.
The batch of miso I made back in November finally came out of the fermenter over the weekend!
Very tasty, though it tastes more like shoyu than miso. (The two are closely related, so this isn’t a big surprise.) To be honest, I didn’t expect any particular flavor as I didn’t target any actual style. My usual method of learning to make new things is to just aim for the general vicinity… and then refine as I master the skills and techniques.
I figure I’ll put the next batch down in late August/early September (my schedule is FULL until then), aiming at a fast fermenting lighter style. This matches my miso soup recipe, which uses a blend of lighter and darker misos. (A blend makes for a much better soup in my experience.)
Hopefully, this means that by November I’ll be able to make miso soup entirely with my home-made miso!
Winter 2018 – the time skip edition
Unfortunately, I’m going to have to skip this week’s review post. Please hit the jump for more information (probably too much information).
Worth Reading – 3/12/18
It’s been a couple of weeks, and I’ve collected a link or two… So, let’s hit the jump and take a look at what’s Worth Reading!
Yamato 2199 Group Watch – One Week Pause
My deepest apologies, but I’m going to have to take a break this week.
Last night, one of our guinea pigs spent the night at the vet’s in intensive care… We adopted Miss Molly mostly fully grown in April of 2012, so she’s getting pretty close to seven years old. That’s pretty old for a piggie (80-85 in human terms?), and her health is increasingly frail. With the problems she’s already having, last night was pretty scary, I didn’t sleep well, and my head isn’t exactly in a place for creative work.
Hopefully she comes home today (watch my twitter for updates), but the future is increasingly cloudy. (Not helped by having another pig with inoperable cancer.)
Yeah, probably more than you wanted to know, sorry.
Anyhow, the short version is that it was one h*ll of an action packed episode… Scott’s review, linked below, covers all that pretty well. Hit the link and give it a read! There’s some stuff I want to talk about, but I’ll add it to next week’s post.
Yamato 2199 group watch:
– Mechanical Anime Reviews: Space Battleship Yamato 2199: Episode 18 – Fortune favors the bold
You can see the all the postings in this series by visiting the Uchuu Senkan Yamato 2199 Group Watch category page. If you want to participate, this post has all the information you need.
Seattle Photowalk – Pike Place Market
In which your humble correspondent takes part in a photo club outing to Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market.
Hit the jump and let’s get going!
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Empty but for memory
I hope you’ll forgive an occasional side-trip into something other than anime… Anyhow, an image from six years ago popped up in my Facebook memories this morning, and I was gripped by the need to re-edit it.
Below is my new version, the original version is after the jump.
To provide context: This was originally posted to Facebook a couple of days after I returned home from my dad’s funeral.
The original title and caption:
Empty but for memory
This is a the last of a long line of Dad’s chairs. This is not how I remember Dad’s chair. This is not how I want to think about Dad’s chair.
I remember him sitting there… Coffee or beer, newspaper, remote, and ashtray (back before he quit, much too late) near to hand. Kids, grandkids, and cousins on his knee. Watching benevolently as we scrambled beneath the Christmas tree and he struggled to wake up. Relaxing after work. Cooling off after chores or projects. Cursing politicians. Berating referees. Cheering when his team made a play, or howling when the opposing team made a better play.
Laughing. Crying. Living. Loving. That’s how I’ll remember this chair.
In Memoriam, H Dean Lyons 5/29/1939-1/6/2012
After the jump, the original image and some thoughts on the re-edit.
Happy New Year!
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:
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:
witching hour tolls
Happy New Years!
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?
Hit the jump and find out!
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