January 20, 2018

I'm a little disturbed...

Two of the mee.nu blogs I bookmarked and open every day (Love that open all in new tabs feature) have not been updated since 2016. A couple of them are also stale by several months.

Come on guys, post! BrickMuppet can't welfare check ALL of you!
(Comments would be nice too).

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January 06, 2018

Winter Season

I'm surprised I'm not seeing a lot said in my circle of anime Blogs about the current season. I almost forgot it started!
Check out the current chart! What are you watching?

I'll start. Based on a friend's mention of it on Facebook, I've started Mahou Tsukai no Yome. I just finished the first episode moments ago. A young girl, tormented by supernatural visions she can't understand her entire young life, having been shuttled from relative to relative who don't know what to do with her, with no place left to go, sells herself into slavery, but is bought by an ancient, animal-skull-headed wizard who is kind to her, and intends to make her his apprentice and someday bride. She has a whole new world to learn, but a lifetime of sadness and loss to overcome. (Well hell, it started last season, and only a few episodes are on Nyaatorrents. Poo.) (Ah, found it on Anidex! But with bno seeds and only a few peers and most of the trackers stripped. Copies the trackers from the first five eps. not helping much....)

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December 30, 2017

This is kinda cool

This site just plays (or loops, depending on a button) random Anime openings or closings. I think it's also possible to find specific ones, since I was DDGing for the end title of Moretsu Space Pirates.

Here's a complete list of what they have.

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December 28, 2017

When Snowflakes Attack!

Unscheduled post in my Writing Blog.

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December 22, 2017

Big Order

AMVs are dangerous. They expose you to anime series you didn't know were out there, and then you have to dig back into the archives of torrent sites in the hopes that at least one obsessed fan has kept the light on, and knowing you will never reach your share ratio...

One such AMV showed me a brief glimpse of a a white haired, dark skinned character, so you know I had to check this out. The show turned out to be Big Order, which was from the spring of '16. Deadfish was Dead, leaving only HorribleSubs as a source, unless I wanted to suck down a 6+ gig BD dump. (There was a reason to go back to that BD dump for an obvious reason, the first half of episode 5).

I suppose a brief summary of the plot is in Order (see what I did there?). Our anti-hero is one of a series of people called "Orders" who were granted the power to make their specific wish come true from a mysterious floating girl named Daisy. What Daisy has in mind isn't really explored. When Daisy visited him as a mere child, he wished poorly, and that power nearly destroyed the world. The world knows there are other "orders" (around 2000 so far), but they are all hated because of "The Great Destruction" and his only salvation is that nobody knows it was him. Until...

Cute girl shows up in his class. Said cute girl also appears outside his apartment saying she moved in upstairs and broke her key and could he help? Said cute girl then stuffs a sword through him from behind, blaming him for the fire that killed her parents. Said cute girl is actually an agent of a cabal of 10 other orders who are taking over, starting in southern Japan, and they know about him and want to use his power. Said cute girl kinda went off mission by trying to kill him.

Fortunately she has regenerative powers, both for herself and things she wants to fix. BTW, our main character also has a stepsister dying of some kind of rare leukemia. Said cute girl kidnaps the sister from the hospital, takes her to a remote location, and lures the MC there, where she then sticks the sword into the sister to reinforce her demands.

This is enough for our hero, who has sworn to never use his power again, no matter how much Daisy nagged him to (at least so long as his sick sister was alive) to unleash his power, which basically allows him complete control over any area he's traveled in, and complete control of any thing or any person within that area. Kinda like Code Geass with an area of effect. And he lays one on said cute girl making it impossible for her to kill him or his sister, or leave any area under his control. Oh, she still wants to, and it's kind of comical how she tries to lead him into situations where he will die, but she can't succeed, and we've seen this joke before.

Not a victory though, because the gang of 10 Orders have him under their control. One of them can stop time, and has stopped it for his sick sister, and they promise they can get her to an order who can cure her, IF he aids them in their plan to take over the world. And since they announced publicly that he was the order responsible for The Great Destruction, there is no other safe place for him except as their figurehead.

So, where is the white haired, dark skinned chick? She's on the next island north. She's got a power over rock, can petrify folks, and has a giant stone golem at her control. Alas, a bit of a disappointment when I finally got to see her. It's like when Poser first came out, and horny teens turned all the sliders for tits and ass to 11, there's a point when overdoing supposedly sexy traits can have the opposite effect. Okay if you're into such things, but kinda grotesque if you ask me. And by episode 5, somehow virtually all of the female cast ends up in a bathhouse with excessive Buy The BD light beams, and she gropes them all. But it's brief, like an obligatory inclusion.

Eh, I might finish it, it's only 10 episodes. I expect it won't reach any conclusion, won't be continued, and will be a waste of my time.

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November 23, 2017

Your name

A while ago on a certain person's recommendation, I downloaded Your Name, and today I finally watched it. And it was excellent. Sometimes when you watch a lot of episodic anime, you forget just how beautiful feature films can be.

Also makes me wonder if that's why someone was so fascinated with the braided strings...

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November 19, 2017


Rats, it appears the new version of Firefox and the RoosterTeeth site are not compatible. the episodes won't play. (And there's only audio from the ads before it tries to jump to the next episode)

Seems to be more a problem with one of their ad servers. Advertisers ruin everything trying to crowbar their foot into the door.

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November 12, 2017

Fireball Humorous

Fireball Humorous is pretty much the one thing I saw on the charts this season I was interested in. But to date, I've only seen one episode, raw or translated on the torrents. And that one episode, was, meh. Now, every time this show comes out, they change the character designs. Normally, for robots, they appear to be made entirely of rigid parts. But this year Drossel seems to have a completely flexible black (rubber, plastic) abdomen. It's hard to say where they're going with it this year with only one episode after a month.

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November 09, 2017

The Science Fiction is Settled

My latest on my Wordpress writing blog, where I take David Gerrold apart for an egregiously SJW column in the virtually defunct Amazing Stories.

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September 25, 2017

Renkin San-Kyuu Magical Pokaan

I use the main screen of uTorrent as a sort of Video Manager, with tags indicating things I've watched, things I'm planning to watch, things I have collected but aren't on deck, etc. And I move things around that way.

I recently noticed that I had managed to move something into my to watch label that I didn't recognize. I started to check it out, and then I realized to my chagrin that I had downloaded a batch with GERMAN subtitles. And then I looked further and realized I had downloaded this very old show in 2011. But you know, some people are very dedicated, and a torrent that was posted in 2014 is still running. And the subs are in English, the resolution is higher, and I still don't remember why I downloaded a show originally from 2005 six years ago.

Then I watched further:

Plus, it's a cute show. Four girls have come to Earth each representing different occult archetypes, a witch, a vampiress, a cyborg (Frankenstein) and this girl, Liru, a werewolf. They build a home in a tree in a park, and try to live in this world with absolutely no clue. In the half episode the screencap is from, the witch notices the postal delivery guy dropping off mail at every house across the street, and she wants some, but has no idea what it actually is. She and the Cyborg build mailboxes, but when that cargo cult move doesn't get them mail, they all escalate.

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