Wednesday, January 29


Daily News Stuff 29 January 2020

Don't Mind The Bees Edition

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Anime Stuff

Watching The Ancient Magus' Bride.  I was reading the manga and then remembered that it had got an anime series.  Its slow-paced - one chapter to one episode - but that suits the feel of the story at least early on.  I'll see how it goes where there's more action.  The anime goes past where I've read up to, so I'll be able to compare the two from both directions.

Only real problem is the anime translates "Slay Vega", which is an already odd enough term, as "Sleigh Beggy".  And it gets used a lot in the first few episodes.

The manga has - deliberately - very few cues as to exactly when it is set.  When they visit London only the old landmarks are actually drawn.  There's a double-decker bus seen crossing a bridge, but those have been around since the 1950s.  A fairy indicates that skyscrapers exist, and boxy ones rather than nice Art Deco ones, so again the 1950s or later.

But the Magus himself mentions computers with multi-user operating systems as a metaphor he'd expect a teenager to understand, so despite all the peaceful English countryside and steam trains it's definitely the 21st century.

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1 "It uses multiple layers of different III-V semiconductors rather than simple silicon. Aluminium antimonide, indium arsenide, and gallium antimonide."
Ian Cutress had better take note and not lick a wafer of this stuff!

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 30 2020 01:58 AM (Iwkd4)

2 "The usual suspects seem awfully eager to sell people on the idea of eating insects. Probably they're in the pocket of Big Bug."
Nah, just neo-Malthusians.  "Oh, we're going to run out of land to grow food."  Someone says "no, just look at all the arable unused land just in the US, and how Israel produces 95% of its food and it's mostly desert", and the usual "but all the land will be ruined by climate catastrophe!!!!1" stuff.  Maybe all these busybodies should try to tackle the biggest cause of inadequate food, African warlords.

Posted by: Rick C at Thursday, January 30 2020 02:07 AM (Iwkd4)

3 In the authorized edition of the manga they also use "Sleigh Beggy." That's probably what the author intended. The term comes from Manx folklore, though she uses it in a different way.

Posted by: Jonathan Tappan at Thursday, January 30 2020 02:58 AM (eaKtq)

4 Ah thanks.  So it's a Gaelic term, and doesn't map neatly onto either English or Japanese.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, January 30 2020 08:36 AM (PiXy!)

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