February 27, 2012

Fortunately it is a leap year...

 ....so you have one extra day to order a lot of things from Colleen Doran.


Due to a very high work load, we regret to announce that the shop will shut down all art and custom book orders on March 1st. A selection of signed books will remain available.


The store is here...scroll down and buy,

You have till March 1st.

The up side of this is that this seems to be due to her career going into overdrive.



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February 21, 2012

Well This Looks Exciting

People keep telling me to look at this trailer, saying things like...



"Oh my! Yes please!"


"It's...Squidtacular!"


"I am SO ready..I've got my Wave Motion Goggles and everything!"


So I figured I ought to at least look at it...


It's in Hi-def so you can embigulate it!

Oh my stars and garters! That looks really..really nice!

Yamato 2199 looks to be a straight-up remake of the 1974 series, and aside from the character designs and a few added female crewmembers, it looks astoundingly faithful. This is obviously a labor of love for Enagio.

Interestingly, although it will be a 26 episode series, it's going to be released in theaters as seven full length features!

I'm very curious as to whether this will be brought over  eventually (given the state of the market) and if so if it will be released as SCY or Star Blazers. Star Blazers was actually quite successful and aside from  "That Knox thing" was as faithful as 1979 Standards and practices would allow, in some ways improving on the original.

I'd be quite pleasantly surprised if there were to be a Star Blazers revival, but whatever form the US release takes (If it does so at all) I am seriously looking forward to this.

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February 09, 2012

Anyone in the DC Area From the 15th to the 25th of February

...might be interested in going to the Studio Theater  which will be featuring the show Astro Boy and the God of Comics. It tells the fictional story of Astro Boy, and the historical tale of his creator Osamu Tezuka.



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February 07, 2012

Is This a Thing?

.....I mean, a REAL thing?


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February 05, 2012

Romance At the Crossroads of "Awww" and "Ewww"

A few days ago, I received in the mail a parcel from some place called Duckford. It contained about 5 feet of bubble wrap and this....


..which in turn contained 18 inches of bubble wrap and a flash drive loaded with the Mac version of Katawa Shoujo,... you know...THAT game: The dating-sim/visual novel in which the young ladies of interest posses various disabilities. Put together by a group of US fans, it is based on a joke sketch by a Japanese Doujinshi artist. Despite the cringe worthy subject matter, I have, as mentioned previously, been looking forward to this, albeit with some trepidation.

 I've been quite sick lately and for a few days couldn't leave the house so...

umm...

I...

Well, I went ahead and played through all the paths.

I found the game to be quite uneven, but it's rather better than it ought to have been. In some places it was tedious or just aggravating, in other places it was absolutely superb.

Art by Wee (Raemz)

More thoughts on this interesting fan work are below the fold, some that are slightly spoilerish, others that are behind spoiler tags.

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