The Dread Pirate Whitebeard, master o' the fierce and mighty galleon Chizumatic, has let slip that he's found a guide to treasure just o'er the horizon. The scallywag be tryin' to make it out to be not worth goin' after but I hear tell that there be at least one gem in that thar chest....
I won't say this gives me reason to live, but it certainly gives me reason to watch Crunchyroll.
I'm also looking forward to the continuation of Yowamushi Pedal. That's a darned fun little show.
On the new shows, I hope the Kaitou Kid show, Magic Kaito, will actually show up somewhere I can watch it. I love a purehearted crime caper show, and everybody else rips off this manga something fierce. (Though of course it rips off Lupin, Raffles, Robin Hood, Man of Twenty Faces, etc.)
This week, I can't believe we have a Lawrence Block movie starring Liam Neeson, and a Terry Gilliam flick. So awesome.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Fri Sep 19 14:07:46 2014 (iXS2r)
Oh, and the Ghibli TV series of a Snow Queen prequel fanfic by the same person who wrote Pippi Longstocking.
There seem to be a fair number of fantasy and sf shows, although of varying degrees of seriousness. And I'll watch the continuation of Chaika, too.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Fri Sep 19 14:26:23 2014 (iXS2r)
Yeah, I'm up for more Chaika (Still haven't had a chance to finish the first series though.)
Not sure about anything else. I was thinking about the new Tenshi until I saw it was going to be one of those 5 minute nonsense bits.
Posted by: Mauser at Fri Sep 19 15:50:27 2014 (TJ7ih)
Hell in a Handbasket
...no this is not about current events, and in fact is a happy post!
James R. Rummel's excellent Hell in a Handbasket is back. WEell, it has been for a while it seems, but this is pleasant news to me.
You see, some time ago he had posted to the effect that he was giving up on blogging, but it appears that he changed his mind.
IRL, he teaches a pro-bono firearms safety class for people of limited means who have been the victims of violent crime. Mr. Rummel blogs primarily on self defense with a focus on personal protection issues facing the elderly, handicapped, weak and poor. though he does occasionally opine on history, pets, and the junction between gun safety and art criticism.
I've recently seen some "pretty-girl-with-big-gun" pictures (both real-person photographs and manga-style drawings) where the people involved actually seem to understand the basics of firearms safety, i.e. the pretty girl keeps her finger off the trigger. That makes a refreshing change of pace in the world of cheesy, exploitative imagery.
Posted by: Peter the Not-so-Great at Mon Jul 7 22:02:27 2014 (2eP1J)
Now if only she were holding it correctly. the butt goes against one's shoulder, not the crook of one's elbow. She's gonna hurt herself if she sets it off like that.
Posted by: Mauser at Sat Jul 12 16:29:55 2014 (TJ7ih)
The Duck is Dark
For those who might be wondering, I have received word via text that the reason that Wonderduck has gone silent is that he has has been without internet service for over three days. There is no indication of when it might be back as his provider is, apparently, up to no good.
An actual photo of Wonderduck's internet provider.
Don has one of the two blogs
whose embeds are invisible to me on Epic, so I very nearly missed his latest post, which
I had initially taken to be a formatting error. That would have been tragic as
I would have missed this
gem, which shows that these kids today still have an appreciation of the
classics. (There is a side by side comparison here.)
The sad thing is that "Mannula Mea" actually scans to the theme song. Also, a "horse chestnut" is a large version of the regular chestnut, but a "pony keg" is a small keg.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Sat Jan 18 22:04:12 2014 (cvXSV)
Well, a Pony and a horse are not the same animal. A Pony is smaller than a horse, thus a Pony keg is smaller. (Young horses are not ponies, but Colts and Fillies. I'm not sure what young ponies are.)
Posted by: Mauser at Sat Jan 18 23:30:46 2014 (TJ7ih)
Ponies and horses are both Equus ferus caballus. So are "miniature horses." The only difference is one of breed; and ponies are perfectly interfertile with horses. (Albeit your pony stallion would need a boost up in order to "cover" a full-sized mare, I guarantee that his doohickey would be perfectly capable of doing the covering.)
Donkeys and zebras are more distant relatives. Donkeys are fertile enough with horses and ponies to create mules, but mules are sterile. Zebras aren't interfertile with either.
Posted by: Suburbanbanshee at Mon Jan 20 22:28:41 2014 (cvXSV)
ACME Content Substitute
I am still pretty swamped with cramming for exams, papers and working at UPS during December. I've already worked more overtime this week than I worked straight time last week (admittedly a short week).
In lieu of content here's yet more holiday cheesecake.
Given that there was no love for the G.u.P. girls, we'll try Kannagi.
Of course...I suspect that Steven has simply out-bid me in this regard. (Link totally NSFW!)
...It is a testament to my wasted life that I never knew that about Tuesday.
Yes actually and at ~01:00AM "Non-Ironic" meant something completely different to me than what it would to anyone with a passing familiarity with the English language. I thought about his post a few hours after posting this and thought "That'd be a good tie in" . And updated it.
Now 12 hours later I don't know what the HELL I was thinking with the "non"... andI can't for the life of me figure out any good way to tie it in to the real deal....so I've deleted the update.
Madness Takes it's Toll
Steven Den Beste may appear to finally have succumbed to his crippling affliction....engineers disease.
If giraffe's could speak, it would be something of a challenge, don't you think? *
Note though that he has not allowed his handicap to hold him back. Instead, he has leveraged it into a way to further motivate himself to pursue his dream....which I was quite surprised to learn is to become a LUMBERJACK! )
In these trying times it is truly inspiring to see someone who continues to pursue their ambition.
I recognized at once that this was not the originally-aired rendition. Instead, they restaged the skit outside the studio. I don't know if my Monty Python recognition skill is something to be proud of...
Posted by: Siergen at Tue Oct 22 18:02:16 2013 (c2+vA)
That's from the movie "And now for something completely different", which is entirely made up of restagements of classic sketches from the TV series.
Well, The Thought Was There
Bill Whittle, whose videos I link to frequently, does a very interesting podcast called The Stratosphere Lounge in which he takes questions and holds forth on a wide range of eclectic topics ranging from film to space travel to politics to history. He builds his shows around questions submitted via Facebook in a brief window before the podcast.
Well this weeks show included a question from a viewer about anime. Mr. Whittle expounded for a few minutes on why anime is not his cup of tea. This disquisition however, quickly dovetailed into glowing praise for someone who does not share his opinion on the medium. According to Mr Whittle, someone named 'Steven Den Beste' is brilliant, insightful, inspiring and ALWAYS RIGHT. Mr. Whittle spent several minutes talking about how important Mr. Den Beste's USS Clueless was in the early days of the blogosphere and what a joy it is to read the editorials Steven still occasionally does. After this genuinely heartfelt tribute, Whittle directed his anime attuned listeners to Mr. Den Beste's "Anime Manga...HENTAI..That's the word I'm looking for.. Hentai blog Chizumatic"
....because Steven Den Beste is just the cat's meow and if you're into that hentai stuff Chizumatic is where to find it!
While Mr. Whittle did mention as an aside that he wasn't entirely clear on the meanings of Manga, Anime & Hentai, I suspect that Steven's incoming search terms will be amusing for a bit.
UPDATE: Just to clarify: Hentai is pr0n. Chizumatic is not a hentai blog. The caption is in jest..