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Tuesday, June 14

Anime

Wakfu: Short Take

I'll post more on My Little Pony and Wakfu when I have a bit of free time, but here's a very quick rundown of the latter:

Wakfu the animated series feels at first like an attempt to either capitalise on or promote (or both) Wakfu the mumorpuger.  And despite a strong opening and some interesting world building, the first half of the series* devolves into an only moderately entertaing travelogue-with-monsters.

http://ai.mee.nu/images/amalia1.jpg?size=540x&q=95

Fortunately, once you reach the midpoint, it starts to pick up.  Then it picks up some more.  Then it picks up some more.  Then it picks up a whole lot more, one by one the characters take a well-earned level in badass** and the ending is pretty damn awesome.

It doesn't hurt that much of the second half is spent in the Sadida Kingdom, and the Sadida*** women are gorgeous.

http://ai.mee.nu/images/amalia2.jpg?size=540x&q=95

I like the character designs and artwork a lot, the voice acting is pretty solid, and the story does deliver if you stick with it.  Certainly better than you'd expect from a game tie-in.

Recommended.
 
* Actually, the first season from 2008; there's a second season airing right now.
** Or in Evangelyne's case, a level in A-10 Warthog.  Which is the same thing, only more so.
*** Yes.  And the chronomancers are called Xelor, and the healers are Eniripsa.

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Sunday, June 12

Anime

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Short Take

Ponies rule.

Also, Pinkie Pie is clearly a time lord.

Quote: Aaaah!  Bats!  Bats on my face!

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Anime

Wakfu

Interesting world-building.  Feels kind of like a mumorpuger.

It is!  It is a mumorpuger!

That explains the shop specialising in random items.

Quote: Yeah, well, helping jam with legs defending three apples and two potatoes, I'm not calling that nobility.

Speaking of the mumorpuger as opposed to the animated series, I do like the art style and it looks like it could be fun.  If I ever get any time off work, I'll give it a try.

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Friday, June 10

Cool

So Close...

Alpha Centauri at GOG.

No Alien Crossfire.

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Tuesday, June 07

Art

Codex Alera

By Jim Butcher

Book 1: The Furies of Calderon
Book 2: Academ's Fury

In this work, Butcher asks the question: Does unearned power turn people into amoral cretins?  And answers it with a resounding yes.

The only problem is, that accounts for the entire dramatis personae.

There is still something of a trainwreck fascination at work, but I can't say I've actually enjoyed the series so far.  The contrast to the Dresden Files novels couldn't be more marked: Harry Dresden has earned the readers' respect and support by fighting and sacrificing for every inch he has gained. 

The characters infesting the Codex Alera, on the other hand, are a bunch of whiny children.  Whiny psychopathic children.  With learning disabilities.

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Saturday, June 04

Rant

I Hate Electricity

Power failure in Seattle's SoftLayer datacenter.  I mean, SoftLayer's Seattle datacenter.  I think.  About 20 out of 30 servers at my day job fell over.  Yes, they have redundant power supplies and are in theory connected to two UPSes each.  Anyway....

By some stroke of good luck, all four key servers in our data path stayed up the entire time.

Everything else rebooted.  Eventually.  Except for our cloud components, which are dead as a doornail.

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Cool

All The Ponies In This Town Are CRAZY

Alright, that's it.  We've tried persuasion, charm...  Whatever it is Pinkie Pie does.


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