Meet you back here in half an hour. What are you going to do? What I always do - stay out of trouble... Badly.
Sunday, April 23
Little Witch Academia Episode 15
The series continues to be excellent, with the occasional episode (like last week) being merely very good. I have mixed feelings about the new opening theme song, but there's some lovely animation to go with it.
This episode runs into the curse of 1080p. The text of the newspaper Lotte is reading is just legible to the viewer. It's actually Kafka's Metamorphosis.
Funny little bit. In episode 15, when Diana looks up their new teacher
in the yearbook, the entry next to it is "Salem Saberhagen", which is
the Cat's name from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. (Also it appears to say
"Second Place in Transformation Tournament, Black Cat Award, Sabrina
Posted by: Mauser at Tuesday, April 25 2017 11:22 AM (5Ktpu)
Okay, I certainly didn't pick up on that. My only knowledge of Sabrina is from Archie comics way back in the 70s.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, April 25 2017 04:51 PM (PiXy!)
Well, I never knew he had a last name. And that's about the same timeframe from when I last saw a Sabrina comic. ISTR some story where Archie was asking her to hop up his Jalopy, and he said he wanted a Roll bar, and she pictured some stand with a guy serving rolls, and suggested a Milk Bar instead, equipping the car with a soda jerk at a stand making milkshakes (with what looked like a Martini shaker....) in place of the back seat.
Dunno why I remember that, I can't remember what I watched last week.
Posted by: Mauser at Saturday, April 29 2017 11:49 AM (5Ktpu)
My name is Zoe Fairchild, though everyone calls me Minx. I live in Tarrytown, on the border of the fairy lands and the human world. I'm the city's top female private investigator, which means most months I can make the rent, or eat, my choice.
My parents abandoned me here to look after myself when I was twelve. They had their reasons, and I've mostly stopped hating them for it. Before they walked out, each one left me with a gift.
My mother, the practical one, gave me an ebony-handled Colt 45 Special, saying only that a girl needed to know at least three ways to knock a man dead.
My other mother gave me the Nine Words of Unbinding.
Posted by: Mauser at Monday, April 10 2017 04:06 AM (5Ktpu)
When you run out of story, stick in a tournament.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, April 10 2017 11:26 AM (PiXy!)
There's a name for that! God, Arena fighting with bystanders rules-lawyering every combatant's power-ups or explaining why the last-ditch, never before used, but utterly unbeatable special technique failed to defeat the hero is the single most intolerable thing in Anime to me.
Seriously, I hate it.
Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, April 12 2017 10:54 AM (5Ktpu)