July 31, 2020

Music like this makes me happy.

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June 23, 2020

Domestic No Kanojo

I was not interested in this when I first read the description. Boy has the hots for a teacher. Boy also gets dragged off from a meet-up by flat aspect shy girl who takes his virginity and wants nothing more to do with him afterwards. Surprise, they're sisters, and when their mom marries his dad, they're his sisters now too.

I was fully expecting a typical harem/incest fetish/lousy comedy where Hijinks Ensue.

That was not the case. It's played straight, and the characters are a lot more dramatic than I expected. After sampling the first episode, I watched the first three straight through.

Of course, there's still time for it to go horribly wrong, but I will definitely be finding out soon.

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May 19, 2020

BNA - Brand New Animal

Is actually quite good.

(I could write a much more detailed post if I knew people would see it.)

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May 05, 2020

Gleipnir

The description text on AnimeChart didn't really catch my interest too much. I mean, a guy turns into a giant mascot suit? There's a REASON I ditched Furry Fandom when it stopped being about Art and Comics.

But people I follow on Twitter raved about it, and I finally started checking it out. I'm 3 episodes in and it is tremendously mind-fucky. It's much more about poisoned wishes that cost you everything you held dear, and what a monster you become as a result, and our hero is the victim of someone else's wish.


And the episode 3 cliffhanger was so jaw-dropping, I had to post before I watched the next episode, because DAMN!

(Now if I could find a translation that includes the OP and ED. Why are so many circles falling down on this these days?)

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May 01, 2020

It's out!

The Gates of Hell I have the third story in this Anthology! (Amazon Marketplace Link)

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March 15, 2020

Going Pro

Now that the contracts are signed, I thought I would announce that I'm going to have a story (titled "First Steps") in the next Four Horsemen Universe Anthology, scheduled for May 1st, called "The Gates of Hell." I'll post links as soon as it's live.

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February 18, 2020

New post on my writing blog

If you're gonna shout at someone to stay in their lane, you'd better be sure of who has the right of way:

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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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