After finishing ef I finally discovered how lame an ending can be, and how much effort an anime studio can put in to impressing people and ultimately fail. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoyed this show while it lasted, and I believe it is one of the few shows that have left a lasting impression with me as being “not as bad as it really is”. I always had my reservations when I knew SHAFT was going to be doing an anime adaptation of a hentai game. Somehow I had the feeling that it was going to be somewhat similar to the style used in Negima!?. However, the animators took it one step further and used many art styles and tried many tones and expressions of space in the animation. I say they “tried” because this anime seems more of an artistic experiment more than anything else. An attempt to try out new and random ways of portraying the characters and the mood in the show, and to gauge its effectiveness in immersing the viewer in the show. I feel that they have succeeded in some, and failed in others. Sometimes the show gets pretty nice, because the effects somehow immerse the viewer into the mood. Sometimes its just plain random. Of course, beauty is in the the eyes of the beholder.
Well, it’s that time of year again. Most people have a love/hate relationship with this day, for many and varied reasons. Some hate spending today alone, others wish it could last forever because they are finally left alone. Humans are truly intriguing. Although social beings we may be, sometimes culture and seasons demand change, and sometimes it’s Christmas that demands the most change.
It seems almost supernatural to think that during this day, 90% of the people in the world stops in their lives completely and celebrates/does something different. While there must be some essence and reason into why this day is so special, the fact of the matter is that it is one (if not the only) of the very few special days that the entire civilized world observes at the same time.
For those of you who are spending Christmas alone, don’t worry you’re not alone. Hundreds, nay thousands of people are still sitting in mIRC chatting about random stuff. If you feel like it, pop over. As for me, I’m off to a little party. So see you all and have a Merry Christmas!
*runs off with Christmas lights still tied to his feet.
Alright. Forget what I said about the new 3rd gen iPod Nano being fat and stupid. If it can let me bring my Tomoyo and Kyou around, its FRIGGIN AWESOME. Watching CLANNAD videos on an iPod is so sweet because it’s aspect ratio is ACTUALLY 3:4! Which is very very iPod friendly indeed. Getting the episodes on to the iPod was a chore but hey, it was ALL WORTH IT.
Doing it isn’t hard really, it was the part where I had to figure it out. Anyway, if you want to learn, I wrote some instructions here. You need Linux though.
Working life has really taken a toll on me. Whatever it is I want to do, I fail to do because I always end up being too tired to do it. I used to come home from uni and do all sorts of things with friends, come back, post on the blog, do some programming, watch anime. But now, all I get home to do is sleep. It’s as if I’m living my life for the sake of work. SIGH…
In other news… I got my Christmas present to self! My very first online figure purchase, and the first part of my Project Red Machine. Pictures after the jump. I haven’t opened the box proper yet. That will have to wait until all the parts of my Red Machine arrive.
If I didn’t know better, Kotomi has been developed pretty well in the CLANNAD series. Finally ending a spell of sleepiness when I’m watching recent anime. Shana has gotten boring with all the love-love jealousy and righteousness antics, and CLANNAD finished off the Fuuko part so all of a sudden there seems to be nothing that is worth watching, and Myself;yourself seems to be going down the road of the nice boat. Not all is lost however, Kotomi-chan is here to save the day! … or break it in some cases.
Man, I cannot believe I did not notice this earlier until my brother told me about this. The famous Algorithm March that was part of the children’s show called Pythagoras Switch (ピタゴラスイッチスイッチ) seems to have become more than just an internal joke among otaku. Of course this was made famous by the YHBT Asshats who were actually Dattebayo doing fansubbing in their free time, releasing a bunch of non-anime shows to appease naru and bleach-tards who bit their fingernails(or fingers) everyday waiting anxiously for Naruto xxx to be released. Anyway, check out the vids, handpicked int3rnet gold.