January 27, 2020

Ishuzoku Reviewers

AKA Interspecies Reviewers is Rude, Lewd, and Fucking Hilarious.

The premise is simple. There's a human adventurer and his elf buddy, and an angel they rescued who is stuck on earth until his halo heals. The human and the elf have an argument over their respective tastes in women. The Human comes out of the Elf brothel and his buddy is like "Eeew! She's 500 years old!" While the Elf hangs out with a 50 year old human woman - he loves them because they're all under 100. They turn to their buddies at the bar, a beast man and a halfling to settle the score, but it clarifies nothing.


And thus is born a quest, to try every single kind of girl in this fantasy world. And post reviews.

And they make bank on the reviews.

Sure, you've seen similar things with one page comics on the benefits and detriments of different kinds of Monster Girls. But the difference is, this is hilarious. Every episode I have to pause a couple of times because I'm laughing out loud.

It's a hoot.

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January 23, 2020

Now I'll be able to crash 10 times faster!

Amazon just delivered to me a 2 TB SSD. I'm of two minds on how to migrate. I have on old 2 TB hard drive that I used as a test, installing the OS clean on it to see if that would reduce crashing during WOWS battles (Mostly successful) or my main boot HD which naturally has all my stuff on it, but I guess has a dirty system.

Makes me wonder how I can cross the streams. But I know that things like the Registry, and file ownership will rear their ugly heads. (At least once I've had to take over a whole drive's worth of files.)  Ah, the days of pre-OSX Macintosh, where you could change the system folder just by telling the machine which one to boot from, and you could drag and drop the OS anywhere....

And then I might even look at going Windows 10. Maybe.

And I think this post has pushed all of my comments off the front page.

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January 12, 2020

Getting "All Glowy"

A friend of mine once complained about anime that starts off action-oriented, but at the end gets "All Glowy" and metaphysical, with your robot jocks having deeply meaningful conversations with ephemeral beings on a blooming white background, spouting pseudo-spiritual/psychological gobbledygook until the final credits.

And it's a valid complaint. (I'm looking at you, Evangelion.)

Yesterday I finally polished off Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO, and man, it was a slog. Yeah, they tied together all the crazy "Path" stuff that was kind of interesting about the show in the beginning, including why the adventure went into a pseudo-medieval floating island in another dimension that had been founded by ancient super-science, which plugged into some of the background stuff. And why did our hero's suddenly adult daughter have to perform a religious ritual in order to merge with the ancient computer to save the floating continent from destroying the world in a cross-dimensional crash with the Earth (A cycle that repeats every 400 years)?

Yeah. So the ancient super science society that evacuated the Earth with a chunk of floating continent they shunted into another dimension became medieval and forgot their technology even though they'd been bio-engineered to live there - yet the Emperor knew. (And then the Emperor turned out to be a manifestation of some immortal time criminal, but he got politically ousted by our hero's mom who got zapped there by lightning effectively a decade earlier.)

I'm sorry, have I lost you yet with how Derpy the plot is? I forgot to mention the high school teacher who turns out to be some kind of time cop, who temporarily takes, then restores the hero's memories, and is chasing the criminal slumming it as the floating continent's Emperor because he wants to sabotage the ritual and wreck a lot of stuff?

Well, at least they kept track of a bunch of abandoned sub threads. After Yu-No, the hero's daughter goes off with the computer (The virtualization of the scientist who shunted the continent into another dimension), she seems doomed and will probably be destroyed or lost to time. But she can't because they foreshadowed at the first episode that our hero would find her appearing out of nowhere in his home town. So the hero unwinds his path, bringing the magic jewel one girl he liked needed which he went into the other dimension to get, then abandons her - phasing out of existence without the use of this device he's had that let him navigate the alternative paths, and jumps back to where he found his naked adult daughter on the beach in the beginning.

And then they get all glowy, and he shares Yu-No's fate, getting sucked into the blackness (okay, less glowy) outside of time, where they will be all nakey and hugging together forever, while they watch the tree (thought it was a metaphor, but it's literal!) of all possibilities sprout. They decide to name it, and just before they say the name, it cuts to white, The End.

Yggdrasil! Say the name! Say it! Sheesh, if you're going to go that far to set that up, follow through!

26 episodes, for that. On the plus side, at least the hero got laid a few times. Offscreen of course, which puts him leagues ahead of your typical Shonen hero.

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December 26, 2019

Good thing about the holidays....

I just powered through Bakuon in two days, and finished off the last 6 episodes of Yamato 2202.

Amano Onsa = Best girl. Or at least least messed up.

Amazed that the mostly female crew of the Ginga didn't react to the idea of Plan G, where they would be drafted into repopulating a new planet.

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December 25, 2019

Steal My Meme

I just put a thread on Twitter of (just about) every meme I've ever created, and tagged it #StealMyMeme. Have fun, and Merry Christmas. Use them in good health.

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December 17, 2019

Warning, there's a new SeiButa movie out.

Now, if you were searching on "Bunny Girl" you may have missed it. The title is "Seishun Buta Yarou wa Yumemiru Shoujo no Yume wo Minai"

The warning is that it will hit you in the feels hard enough to bruise.

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November 10, 2019

RWBY Season 7 is up.

Well, if you were paying RoosterTeeth, it was up last week, but the first episode is free now.

And if you thought the crew would make it to Atlas and everything would be cool, well, you should know better by now.

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October 29, 2019

New post on my writing blog (2)

It's not all Thud and Blunder.

I recently read the original Conan the Barbarian stories, and was pleasantly surprised.

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October 19, 2019

It's Furry Anime Season...

... and I'm not talking Catgirls.

The Good is Beastars, which is about a Wolf working the stage crew of a high school's drama department, and Dwarf Bunny girl who is ostracized from the herbivore student body. Tensions are high in the school because a student from the Drama Club was recently eaten, so the whole school is on edge.
The Bad and the Ugly combined is African Salaryman. The less said about it the better. It's just shit.

Interestingly, both shows are CGI. Beastars uses it to great effect. African Salaryman uses it to produce even crappier than normal 2D effects.

There's also at least one Isekai that promises Beast People, but I haven't checked it out yet.

On the Fan service front, there's Kandagawa Jet Girls. Girls race on a river through the city on hydrofoil jet skis, with a "Gunner" who fires water-shots that can either degrade the jetskis, or the opposing girl's wetsuits. (This is described sarcastically by one of the announcers as a "Safety Feature".) There's one uncensored torrent that I know of by "HorribleOhys" that's worth tracking down.

Slightly interesting is "Rifle is Beautiful" about a girls high school rifle team. Of course, this being Japan, the rifles are just light guns that use a photoreceptive target system. (This is not a sci-fi show).

Both of these shows have in common the fact that their schools both have shut down the respective clubs, and our heroine is determined to resurrect them. However Kandagawa Jet Girls is FAR more exciting, and frankly, has a much better animation budget, and looks it. Rifle is Beautiful will probably be more about the Friendship because as someone who has shot precision smallbore rifle competitively in college, I have to say that it is the single LEAST exciting sport to watch ever invented, and doing it with flash guns is even less so.

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October 14, 2019

BTW...

I wouldn't mind too terribly being on more people's blogrolls.

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