Archive for September, 2008

28
Sep
08

Real Life Updates Again

delicious ink

Got myself some nice fountain pen ink – Aurora Blue – and it went for pretty cheap too. I’ll probably start buying bottles en masse and hoarding them because there aren’t any other decent places to get the stuff.

Also, my grandmother died. Apparently a blood vessel in her head burst and she lapsed into a coma. They terminated the meds and she died three days later – around 1 am today.

I don’t know why, but I don’t really feel sad about it. I mean, while she is family, we were never that close. No real bonds were formed I guess, and when you don’t become attached to something or someone, it’s just that much easier to let go.

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20
Sep
08

Megami Deluxe Vol. 10

Saw it in the window while headed home. I initially dismissed it as a bad idea, though when the cover indicated it had stuff from Shana, Clannad, Lucky Star, StrikerS, and sola, the inner stupid money-spender in me had to have it. So I got it.
I’m sure someone else more diligent than I has scanned it, so I won’t bother (and my scanner’s busted anyway, so the point’s moot). Megami Deluxe, as always, also includes a ginormous pinup – this time with Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate in cosplay (cover image) and Shana and the group in bunny suits.
A few of my more favorite ones after the jump. I seriously need to start cutting down on stuff I buy.

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10
Sep
08

It Took me 10 Months to Realize that ef is Brilliant

It’s almost a year since this aired and I only watched it now to catch up with the newer season. I prepared myself for a soap-opera-like show, sappy romance, or any of the trappings one would normally expect from visual novel adaptations, exceptions aside. Yet I got so much more than that.

Do excuse whatever I will begin to write from here on if it has any deficiencies in intelligibility, sense, logic, and so on.

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07
Sep
08

Wordcamp Philippines 2008: Aftermath


I actually had one of him smiling, but then it was way underexposed and beyond salvation, even with Photoshop.

Really, really tired, but Wordcamp Philippines 2008 was freakin’ awesome. No really.

Quick rundown of notes and things before I take a nap:

Some statistics:

24th – where the Philippines is ranked among countries that use WordPress
24th – where WordPress.com is ranked among most popular sites (coincidence?)

Over 166% – WordPress’s growth from last year
Over 11.15 million – Downloads this year
3.6 million – WordPress.org blogs
6.54 billion – Pageviews
4.96 – Average plugins per blog

7.63 million – WordPress users

And some neat news: WordPress 2.7 is due this November.

What to expect? Well…

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01
Sep
08

Fall Season ’08 Stuff

Alright, so I seem to have not upheld my promise of making that third post on Spring season stuff. God, I am an unreliable piece of shit. Anyway, here’s the tentative list of shows I’ll end up watching at least the first episode of, as well as the rest of the stuff. Plus comments. The contents of this will be based on the rather useful post on THAT Anime blog. Many thanks go to them for having to research all that.

Watch

CHAOS;HEAD
The visual novel was awesome, incorporating psychological horror-ish elements, gore, delusions (rofl), and science fiction (can anyone say quantum physics?). Hopefully the anime will be more of the same, though the staff is… somewhat disenheartening.
Hakushaku to Yousei
Watching just because it has Tomokazu Sugita.
Tales of the Abyss
My brother played this, and I ended up watching him when I was bored. Tear is love.
Gundam Balls
I watched this before, might as well keep going.
Hyakko
I’ve heard praise for the source material – a manga I believe – so I’ll be watching out of curiosity.
Kannagi
“Crazy Shrine Maidens.” Awesome.
Kemeko Deluxe
I read a bit of the manga (like, 2 chapters) and it wasn’t all that bad.
Yozakura Quartet
The manga’s awesome cover got to me, and I am watching this just to see how nice it might turn out.
Clannad ~After Story~
How could anyone not watch this?
Shikabane Hime: Aka
Gainax + Zombies = Awesome
Toradora!
Funny how my train of thought works: figure of Taiga comes out > I like the figure > Anime comes out > I am interested.

I dunno

To Aru Majutsu no Index
Seems familiar, but not quite.
Nodame Cantabile Paris-hen
Never finished the first season – ought to, but probably won’t.
Kurogane no Linebarrel
Gonzo again? Well, it seems to be their all-out show now, so I ought to do them the honor, at least.
Ga-rei-zero
Kinda meh premise, but whatever.
Macademi Wasshoi!
Yay lolis.
Akane Iro ni Somaru Saka
I remember seeing a bunch of CGs and stuff related to this, so my interest’s been piqued – at least on the story.
ef ~a tale of melodies.~
ef. I seriously need to watch the first season – it’s apparently fucking awesome.
Casshern SINS
Interesting premise, but kinda old-school-ish.
Kyou no Go no Ni
The humor was unintentionally sexual, and unintentionally funny.
Kurozuka
Seems to be action. Plus I love anachronistic characters.

Do not watch

Battle Spirits blahblahblah
kids show.
Tytania
not really into space battle stuff
Jigoku Shoujo Mitsuganae
never saw the first two seasons. never will.
Stitch!
okay, this is just LOL
Vampire Knight Guilty
quit the first season.
Noramimi2
uh, what.
Rosario to Vampire CAPU2
more fanservice from Gonzo. except this time it’s not mecha-musume lolis with guns in military uniforms and kemonomimi, so no thanks.
Michiko To Hatchin
eh, not really interesting for me.
Skip Beat
not into full-shoujo stuff.
Kuroshitsuji
yay for shota.
Bihada Ichizoku
yeah, uh, skin beauty competitions. seriously.
Hokuto no Ken yaddayaddayadda
YOU’RE ALREADY DEAD.
Tentai Senshi Sunred
parody anime can be parody anime for all I care, but this just looks… awful. still a better choice than most others here though.
Junjou Romantica 2
non-shota version of hot dickings.
One Outs
baseball. meh.

Edit: Somehow, I have totally missed the typo on the title for days and days until Yamcha pointed it out. It’s fixed now, though links might get broken.




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