October 30, 2014

Post Forthcoming

Was originally going to add my next Tenchi post tonight, but I lost the post and I have to retype the whole thing.  My fault really.  I really should type these things up in notepad or something and then post them up here.  So...yeah, tomorrow maybe?  Should be Sunday at the latest. 

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October 22, 2014

A quick note.

The Doctor Who episode "Kill the Moon" is the stupidest thing I've ever seen.

That is all. 

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October 20, 2014

Well, this is strange.

Have you ever been on the internet and found your old blog that you haven't updated in three years, and been like: 'Hey, I want to do something with this?' 

Well, I haven't.  Actually what happened is I have started collecting the Tenchi series (So far the three OVA series and the Tenchi Universe series).  I started watching them (So far the OVAs...going to start on Universe after I finish this post) and it made me somewhat nostalgic and I happened to think of this place and my top anime females list and wondered if this was still a thing.  So...yeah.  Over the course of the the upcoming weeks, I'm going to make one last attempt at reviving this even though I am certain that absolutely no one will read this.  Who knows, convincing myself to update a blog periodically may get me in the habit of writing again, and I may actually get around to finishing that novel I'm 60,000 words into. 

Upcoming are posts on Tenchi.  Possibly also post something on Log Horizon.  Maybe I'll do something about the Dallas Cowboys surprising success so far this year, and maybe some thoughts on Rangers baseball.  I never really had a thought on what this blog was supposed to be, and apparently that is going to continue. 

Random update:  Oh, and it looks like at least some of the blogs I used to read when I was around this neck of the internet are still around.  I might have to check in on them again. 

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August 31, 2011

Upcoming posts:

There were a couple of animes that I watched while I was away from this blog.

I'll do a brief post for each, likely in the next few days. 

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August 13, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger

Finally saw it tonight.  And it was pretty good.  I don't know that I enjoyed it quite as much as Thor.  This despite Captain America being better paced, better written and despite it feeling like it had more of a point. The main difference is that whereas Chris Hemsworth was amazing as Thor, Chris Evans was merely good as Steve Rogers.  In nearly every other way Captain America was superior, and yet in the end it just isn't enough.

I will draw particular attention to Peggy Carter being a far more entertaining character than Jane Foster.  That's not the fault of Natalie Portman who I honestly feel was doing well with a character who felt poorly written to me. 

And although I am kind of looking forward to The Avengers…I actually kind of wish that instead Captain America and Thor were actually just getting their own sequels. I think it is entirely too possible that the movie will just be too busy. I do not see any conceivable way that each of the characters can get the treatment they deserve.

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August 06, 2011

Catherine

So, yeah, I got Catherine Tuesday (the same day I picked up Seven Samurai), and I finished it Thursday. 

I have never in my life played a harder game.  Now, I admit, I'm not great at puzzle games, but I have never before felt the need to put a game on easy, which I did for Catherine after stage 3.  On easy, well, most of the regular levels were too simple, being no challenge whatsoever, but a few of the bosses were still fairly difficult.  But once I had it on easy I stayed consistently right at 99 retries remaining.  I wish that there would have been a difficulty setting between easy and normal. 

Story wise, I enjoyed the game.  I identified with the main character mainly because of one thing; neither of us really have much drive in our lives.  I don't want to go all emo again, like I was the last time I put posts up on this blog, because that's really not me.  But the game did make me somewhat sad about the direction of my own life, since I think the odds of a supernatural event convincing me to finally start to make the effort to get my life moving is relatively low.  However, as much as I enjoyed the story overall, I was a little dissatisfied with the way that things shook down with the ending I got.  Mostly, certain revelations came out of nowhere with little provocation, and things just kinda fell into place in odd ways.  I don't want to say much more than that as to avoid spoilers, since I really do recommend the game for those who can handle the frustrations of it's absurd difficultly.  And despite my complaints about how the ending (I wonder how many endings there are in this game--is it just one for each girl or are there more?) came together, it did end in a satisfying place. 

I probably won't play through it all the way again, unless I end up deciding that I have to reclaim my gamer card by going back through and beating it on normal.  I will likely never see any of the other endings.  Like I said, the one I got finished in a satisfying place.  

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July 14, 2011

Alright, I'm going to try and revive this blog.

I have no idea what I have to say, or what I'm going to talk about.  But, well, I'll figure something out maybe. 

Maybe. 

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February 12, 2010

Gah, I haven't posted in awhile...

Don't really have anything to say now, either, just putting some kind of post up.

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October 04, 2009

Death Note (Live Action) Pt. 2: Light

This is so driving me crazy.  I can't even get enough of a post up to get my thoughts on L and Light up in one post.  Oh well

Spoilery: more...

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September 30, 2009

Death Note (Live Action) Pt. 1

I actually had no interest in Death Note initially.  It just did not seem that it would be terribly interesting to me.  But my roommate put the Death Note live action movie on in the living room while I was out there.  I was sick at the time, and for some reason my room was making me feel a little claustrophobic, which was a new experience for me, so I just stayed in the living room figuring I would just go to sleep and it would not be an issue.  However, something about the show hooked me, and not only did I stay awake, I watched it largely fascinated.

Death Note is a good anime to be done live action.  There are almost no special effects and none of the big fight scenes that tend to show up in a lot of anime.  The only special effects there are the shinigami, and I thought they were handled very well in the live action.  The actors do a good job with their roles, and I have no complaints there (not even after now having seen the anime also).

Actual observations with spoilers in the next post.

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Those Death Note Posts:

Okay, since I cannot get the longer posts to go up, I'll put it up in smaller pieces.
And no, I don' know why the posts won't go up.  It has to be the crappy internet connection at this house.  There are just some sites that won't work properly.

Next post will be how I got to watching Death Note.

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September 18, 2009

Testing

My first Death Note post refuses to go up.  Fortunately I have it saved on my computer.  I'll get it to work eventually.

But this works.

...are you freaking serious?

I do not understand why this post went up, but the Death Note post won't. Is there a timeout or something on the network before the post uploads?  The internet access has been shit at this house the whole time.  That isn't even including the times it has been fucked up completely.  Fuck.

Seriously, this is starting to piss me off.  I'm sure it isn't this site.  It has got to be the crappy internet access as a whole.  I'll try again later.  Maybe I'll have more success.

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Internet again

Internet again...sorta.  I tried to post my opinion on Black Cat earlier but failed.  I'll try to rewrite the post later. 

Upcoming posts include (if the internet will oblige):
Black Cat
Death Note (Live Action)
Death Note (Anime)

I do actually have some things to say about each of them so maybe I can actually work up more than my usual half of a paragraph posts.

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April 03, 2009

Free Reign

Free Reign is an interesting band.  Three of the four members are Dallas Cowboys offensive linemen: Starting Right Tackle/Vocalist and Guitarist: Marc Colombo, Starting Right Guard/Bassist: Leonard Davis, Back-up Guard/Drummer: Cory Procter.  The last member, lead guitarist Justin Chapman, played football with Davis in high school.

...and they are, surprisingly enough, not bad.  They're not good exactly.  They don't have a record deal or anything just now, and I guess a lot of the draw at this point is the whole professional football players thing.  But there are the makings of a decent heavy metal band in there.

No real point to this, just a random oddity I picked up.

http://www.myspace.com/freereign

If you're interested in checking them out.

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March 25, 2009

Watchmen

Okay, it has been almost a week since I saw Watchmen.  I should have done this post then, but...it's me.

Now before seeing the movie, I had no prior experience with Watchmen.  None.  Only Steven Den Beste mentioning it over at Chizumatic put it on my radar.  And well, I liked the movie...by and large.  The ending was fantastic and took a movie I was iffy on, and turned it into something I'll say I enjoyed. 

However, I have two major problems with the movie.  (In addition to Manhattan's penis being on full display throughout the movie).  First: So many flashbacks.  And they are not all relevant to what is going on in the movie.  It slowed the movie down too much.  I was more concerned with the present story.  And I have to believe that fully half of the movie was flashbacks if not more. 

Second, the characters were far too proficient for ones that had given up on the crimefighting.  In a typical superhero movie or show it would have made sense, but not in one that is obviously trying to defy the conventions of the genre.  Even at their peak, it would have been absurd for them to have plowed through people as they did.  After not doing it for sometime?  Silly.

Plus, Ozymandius should have been in the movie more.  He was the coolest.  In part because Ozymandius is just such an awesome name, and such an awesome reference for a super hero...or whatever. 

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