Archive for November, 2007


Animax jumps the shark early?

November 7, 2007

As I’m certain any number of Azanian anime nerds have probably waxed lyrical and hyped frothily about already, Animax launched this past weekend, 3rd of November. It promised us everything we’d been hoping for. A good selection of quality titles on a 24 hour, 7 day a week channel devoted to nothing but moe doe-eyed meidu, giant robots and, well, vampires for some reason. Always with the vampires. Were vampires ever a part of Japanese history? What gives? Random derailing aside, I certainly hoped that the channel would deliver, and in terms of lineup and all that, it seems to. But the channel may be heading out to shark infested waters.. and they may have already jumped a couple.

Because : what the hell is with the borked episode airing order? Read the rest of this entry ?


Gurren Lagann > u

November 7, 2007

O shit. An anime post. Fuck.

Ya know, I’m not really that much of an otaku. I can’t speak or comprehend Japanese for one, besides a few choice words. And while I certainly enjoy watching what Japan spews out from it’s monstrous animation industry, I don’t watch it all. By most standards, I probably watch hardly any, compared to a bona fide otaku.

That said, I probably gleefully consume enough to know the crap from the less-crap, and every now and then a series muscles it’s way into my field of view that demands my undivided attention and even obsession. Gurren Lagann is one such series.

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set sail for phail

November 5, 2007

So here we go, back in the blogging arena. I’ve gone from blogspot to LJ back to blogspot, with a few detours along the way. I’ve had blogs about nothing, and blogs about everything. Blogs about my emo state of being and blog about politics and world affairs. I’ve had a blog about being a druid in World of Warcraft, and blogs about videogaming. I’ve had a blog about rants, and blogged about raves (no, not the glowstick-waving hopped up on E kind). And even, for a time, no blog at all.

This time around, I’ll have a blog for any and all of it. With some random crap thrown in for measure.

Welcome to the Square Root of Fail.