Pip proposed to make this week wedding dress themed.
He also chose the majority of these pictures.
This week is a week of failure. The world is bad.
1. I deleted this blog post right before I finished it (stupid hotkeys), so I have to start over again. Sorry for rambling.
2. There is no Geass.
3. A bunch of people have gone on hiatus, including hayase and Garten whose father has passed away. Also, zaitcev says that Hinano is in front of a burn-out, and now that I think about it, there are quite a few people who have actually really gone on hiatus (such as natsuneko).
(About Memento, I’ll allow myself to say something impious here: among the many kind comments of condolescence, there are few bloggers. It’s interesting to see how Memento is a large, popular blog, yet Garten does not interact all that much with other bloggers. Same for Random Curiosity.)
4. Hinano hates me. On the day Osu hates me, I’ll kill myself.
A propos zaitcev, let me present you DiGiKerot’s newest creation: Author-tan. Unfortunately, Rapidshare hates me, so it took me awhile until I got the game. It was short, but very much fun! I felt bad about shooting Lolikit, but isn’t our little Author cute? (I wonder how Sasa-tan would look like. I’m sure Owen would have an idea I’d totally disapprove of, harr harr.)
DiGiKerot also posted the walkthrough for the game. It looks like I have to play it again!
*chu* Most definitely a favourite!
So it seems Anna is really going to bring us her weekly linking as well! Interestingly, she seems to read completely different blogs than me, thus always commenting not only on other posts, but also other blogs, so be sure to take a look.
In my opinion, Karura’s Tuesday Rumble is particularily enjoyable this week. I want to see my own divorce because of MAL, ahahaha! Also, those chinese dumplings look so incredibly delicious! I wonder what kind of flavour they have, it looks pretty chemical nevertheless.
From time to time, super rats brings us another one of these figure postings that leave me without words. It makes me want to buy the figurine, but then I think “There is no way it could ever look as good as this”.
When you make such great photos of figurines, it’s not surprising that HappySoda is probably mainly known and appreciated for its figurine postings although super rats actually also writes interesting reviews. I suppose this is why Karura feels similar about her parody posts (which she mentions in the Tuesday Rumble post I just pointed to in the last paragraph ).
Old Gainax shows rule, especially Nadia.
For the few people who are watching Allison and Lillia, Martin has an extensive comment on how badly executed the story telling is. After reading this, I realized with what kind of eye for the detail he was watching the show compared to me. There really is no reason for him to stand behind the likes of IKnight or Sat-chin, but I suppose that is british modesty. And zaitcev seriously should shut his mouth and die when he comments on something he has not watched himself. I guess it’s nice for Martin to get linked (not that he needs it), but the points raised in his post are all very valid and there is nothing “dubious” about it. Really.
Back to the topic: psgels has equally found plot holes in his comments on Allison & Lillia, with the difference that he got so fed up that he dropped it. Now, I actually want to read the novels, because I simply cannot imagine the writer of Kino no Tabi to be such a bad narrator.
Next, we have a beautifully written post by Lupus pointing out the logic problems in Toshokan Sensou.
I never knew Lupus has such an entertaining writing style, I mean, LOL RiReRoRu. I never really cared for plot integrity in Toshokan Sensou as I am mainly focused on the romance part that I enjoy a lot (which is why I don’t blog about it), but it’s fun to see somebody rage against it like this. Drm has an interestingly random follow-up full of RAGE. I haven’t finished reading that post though as my head hurts when I read pseudo-german.
Is this really Nia?
Personally, I have always only watched the american manga market from the sidelines because I considered them too expensive to buy anyways, but I suppose it’s rather noteworthy that Tokyopop (finally?) is starting to recede. In my opinion, 39 people laid-out means that Tokyopop was pretty large, if not too large from begin with. If I remember correctly, the major german editors don’t have more than 20-30 employees in total, including translators.
For some reason I totally do not understand, I didn’t have DarkMirage in my feed reader. (Now I do, of course.) This is how this nice post slipped under my radar (and I agree 100% although I typically tend to be politically correct as well). What is interesting about this post, however, are the comments. If you are interested in oh-my-how-serious discussion-drama about religion, spend a bit of time reading this. Guner x sisyphus ftw.
Lulu-ko pwnz Kyonko, at least when it comes to hilarity.
And now, for something completely different: Fumi Yoshinaga has actually drawn a real seinen manga and I am about to change my opinion about her. This one is so clearly directed towards its audience (working, possibly gay men), but I find it quite adorable so far. As I might have mentioned earlier, I never understood why this mangaka is so popular, but this seems to be one of her better works.
At any rate, I hope this scanlation group will keep up with the good work.
Of course, one of the greater events this week consists in the results of the People’s Choice in the Anime Blog Awards. Congratulations to the winners, a comment by myself on this issue might or might not follow.
There is quite a lot of other reactions including Lolikit being sad because he lost to CJ. But that post still sounded very sweet to me.
Scott has a nice write-up on Bittorrent and the fansubbing issue but it confuses me a little bit that he doesn’t mention Gonzo’s efforts to bring the newest series to overseas at all. To me it seems it’s the solution for everything he is concerned with.
As for this week’s blog crushes, I think I should mention Sankaku Complex that I just stumbled upon. It seems to be quite an encyclopedia of otaku culture coupled with NSFW pictures and news. Personally I was always pushed away by heavily loaded blogs such as Danny Choo’s (although his blog is great), but here I think we have another example of a fairly useful site. He just started 2 months ago and looks like he doesn’t do anything else besides blogging, quite interesting.
Jason Miao lists some of the more popular anime showing that these would totally not work out as Hollywood movie. I wonder if it shouldn’t be some less otaku-ish shows that aren’t necessarily the most popular ones in Japan or among overseas otaku. No title comes to mind for me though. Hm.
What a beauty! I couldn’t help myself but include this picture despite its unpractical dimensions.