Wow. Wild digs.
Tell me about it. My googoomomometer is going babies.

Thursday, August 27

Anime

Himouto Umaru-Chan Ep 8

That was really good.

This show shouldn't work as well as it does.  It's a stupid little one-joke gag manga.    I'll have to see if I can find the manga itself (yep), because the anime does something rather clever with that: The joke isn't the joke, and they never actually tell the real joke, they just let you catch glimpses of it.  And it never stops being funny.


And all the while, they're busy trotting out tired old cliche comedy characters and turning them into real people so deftly you hardly notice at first.

I gave the first episode a 3 out of 5, when I expected it to be a 2 at best.  By episode 5 it was a solid 4. This latest episode was a 4.5.

Recommended.

Update: I just read the two of the chapters that made up episode 8.  All the material is there in the manga, but I like the anime a lot better.  And there's enough material in the manga for a second season (they're currently on chapter 41 out of 119), so I'm hoping it does well enough for that to happen.

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Tuesday, August 25

World

The Sky Is Falling!

Or not.  Who knows?

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Sunday, August 23

Life

And Pixy Said, Let There Be Bread...

And then Pixy said, measuring cup, measuring cup...  Aha!

And then Pixy said, are you sure these proportions are right, bread mix packet?  That looks more like cake batter than bread dough.

And then Pixy said, what the hell, the worst that can happen is I end up with no bread, which is where I've been since 2010.

Found some inexpensive packaged gluten-free bread mix* at the supermarket, so I dug out my old bread maker thingy and it's whirring away right now.  I lost the instruction book long ago and I'm expecting this first run to be inedible, but it's worth a shot.

Update: Yep, inedible.  Definitely too many waters.  Will try again with fewer waters.

* In case you're wondering, tapioca starch, potato flour, chick pea flour, and rice flour.  There's no real substitute for wheat, unfortunately.

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Cool

TLQ: Illustrated

Linky.  Nicely done, and worth a read even if you've read it before.

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Monday, August 17

World

Bad Cartoon Nation

You know you're in trouble when the three frontrunners for presidential nomination are characters from a bad 1970s cartoon.

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Saturday, August 15

Anime

So, It Begins...

With episode 7, Ushio and Tora has diverged from the 90s OVA and is covering new ground from the manga.

I was wrong that it was keeping the pace of the original, too.  I just checked if this episode was something I'd forgotten from the original, and found that the sea monster from last episode took two episodes in the OVA.  I was worried that with 39 episodes instead of 10 they might draw it out and spoil the pacing, but they have 33 volumes of manga to get through and it looks like they're not going to slow down for anything.

What they really must do, though, when they come to the end, is remake the songs from the original CD Theater bonus.


Unfortunately that's a VHS transfer (I have that tape) and it skips, but there's a DVD version available if you know where to look.

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Life

A Wild Yuuno-Kun* Appears

Yep, old iPod still works.  Those things are built like tanks.

* My iPods are called Yuuno and Unagi.  I don't know why they're named after anime ferrets, but they are.

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Tuesday, August 11

Geek

How It Works

A non-technical explanation.

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Saturday, August 08

Anime

Cough Cough Cough Dies

I was looking for a Potemayo video, honest.*


* They've been eradicated.  Don't know why.

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Anime

Ushio And Tora 2015 Ep 6

Ushio and Tora has been in my all time favourite anime list for so long that I was starting to forget why it was there.

The reason is this: It's really, really good.

The new TV series is still running parallel to the 1990s OVAs, essentially episode-for-episode, with just some minor tweaks - for example, Ushio's father actually shows up now and then, and in this latest episode Asako has a cell phone with her when she's swallowed by a giant sea serpent.*

More importantly, six episodes in, and they haven't set a foot wrong.  Okay, maybe the CGI doesn't always mesh perfectly with the cel animation, but they've been completely true to the story and the feel of the original series.

Five fluffy monster kitties out of five.

* And when I say "giant", this thing has entire cargo ships floating in its stomach.

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