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Dirty Pair Music Video of the Day

I've finished watching Dirty Pair TV all the way through for the first time, and while I certainly enjoyed it I can see why the OVAs got a prompt release in the West back in the day but the TV series took a couple of decades.  The stories are mostly a lot simpler and the animation budget is clearly meagre.  There's some great background art, but lots of panning shots because they need to make the most of it.

As it progresses the writing gets stronger and the animation improves, and the balance between action and comedy also improves.  If you've seen scenes in AMVs where Kei flashes the guards to distract them, or the girls are dressed up as theme park mascots, those both come from episode 26, which was a great ending.

The first OVA, though, really kicks things into gear.  For anyone not a completist, I'd recommend just the movies and then the OVAs.  There's no origin episode - in TV episode 1 they're established 3WA trouble consultants - so starting a bit later doesn't leave you adrift.

Disclaimer: No, snakes do NOT grow to 50 feet long.  That's a video shot vertically at a 9:16 aspect ratio that has been stretched out to 16:9.  It looks ridiculous.  Stop sharing it.

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1 From the Pyrex article: "Tempering glass introduces balanced stresses into the glass. If the glass is damaged, that balance is disturbed and the entire glass component will break into small pieces"
They aren't kidding about that.  Years ago I accidentally knocked a 2-cup Pyrex measuring cup off my counter and it hit the floor.  The mess was quite spectacular and spread very far, mostly with pieces rice-grain sized or smaller.  Fortunately I was wearing sneakers or getting out of that mess would likely have involved a trip to the hospital.  I still find the occasional tiny glass shard around my kitchen.

Posted by: StargazerA5 at Monday, March 18 2019 01:20 AM (5/EyS)

2 There does seem to be a real difference between Corning-era CorelleWare and the World Kitchen product. The old stuff was nearly indestructible, and I'd still be using my set if the family hadn't ganged up on me one Christmas.

(the set they bought me is prone to chipping, and of course was promptly discontinued by the manufacturer, so someday I may end up back on the Corelle...)


Posted by: J Greely at Monday, March 18 2019 05:15 AM (tgyIO)

3 I'm pretty sure the TV series wouldn't have come out over here at all if the guy who was directing it here wasn't the world's biggest Dirty Pair fan. He had a whole wall of DP stuff in his office...

Posted by: Avatar_exADV at Monday, March 18 2019 06:06 AM (v29Tn)

4 Re: the Intercept:  I guess the Intercept's shinyness wore off; the new thing is the Cuckshed.

Posted by: Rick C at Monday, March 18 2019 07:45 AM (Iwkd4)

5 Video is blocked here. Looks like RightStuf is being a bunch of shitheads again.

Posted by: Mauser at Wednesday, March 20 2019 01:05 PM (Ix1l6)

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Apple pies are delicious. But never mind apple pies. What colour is a green orange?

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