The Kawaii Menace

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Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
10:40pm

The Kawaii Menace

Sicilian fireworks
  Viewing hasn’t been good for Sakurajima and its neighbors lately, and with a tropical storm passing by, it isn’t likely to improve in the immediate future. However, visibility is considerably better in Sicily, where Mt. Etna is currently displaying “modest” but pretty Strombolian...
Wednesday, May 4th, 2011
6:21pm

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Anguish! Nausea! George Lucas!
  Condemned to be silly: the existential Star Wars. (Via A Momentary Taste of Being.)
Tuesday, April 26th, 2011
1:40am

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Anything you can do, I can do weirder
  Which country has produced the stranger musicians, the USA or Japan? Let’s see. Representing the USA: Captain Beefheart The Shaggs Jandek (Blame Professor Mondo and Dustbury for bringing the last two to my attention.) Representing Japan: eX-Girl Melt Banana Boredoms ***** And now for something...
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
12:45am

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There were six
  Three months ago I was following six new shows, the most ever at one time. So, how did the winter season pan out? • Gosick — Victorique and Kujo both annoyed me in different ways, and the first few mysteries weren’t that interesting. It takes more than a blonde Leningrad Cowboys haircut to...

Series

Puella Magi Madoka Magica  Dennou Coil  
Puella Magi Madoka MagicaDennou Coil
Thursday, April 21st, 2011
4:40pm

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Dueling villains
  To pass the time until the ending of Madoka is subtitled, here’s a little poll. (Light won the earlier “best villain” poll.)View This Poll survey software
Monday, April 18th, 2011
12:01pm

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Business as usual at Sakurajima
  You otaku types can have Akihabara. If I ever visit Japan, I’ll spend some serious time in Kyushu, where things like this are everyday occurances:
Sunday, April 17th, 2011
10:57pm

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Last impressions
  Perhaps it’s because I’m in a sour mood, but nearly everything I’ve sampled recently has bored or annoyed me. • Dororon Enma-kun Meeramera — A Go Nagai creation with a high-gloss finish: juvenile humor, mild smuttiness, a manic pace and no subtlety whatsoever. High school sophomores...

Series

Tetsuko no Tabi  
Tetsuko no Tabi
Saturday, April 16th, 2011
3:42pm

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Testing, testing
  Let’s see if this media player works for .ogg files:jQuery(document).ready(f unction($) {$('#wp_mep_1').mediaelementpl ayer({m:1,features: ['playpause','progress','curre nt','duration','volume','track s','fullscreen']});});
Monday, April 11th, 2011
4:41pm

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No nonsense
  I had planned yesterday to outline a basic theory and taxonomy of nonsense to explain in detail why I am dropping Nichijou, but I decided to re-read Archer’s Goon instead. For now, I’ll just mention that this is World Homeopathy Awareness Week.
Friday, April 8th, 2011
2:13am

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The little samurai
  One Saturday afternoon back before the last ice age, when I was very young, my then-girlfriend Gloria and I walked to the town theatre and watched a Japanese movie called Magic Boy. It was exciting, colorful, fantastic in every sense. It made all the Disney movies I had seen seem like pablum. I thought...

Series

Mononoke  
Mononoke
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
3:16pm

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Helvetica Standard
  If Osaka was your favorite character in Azumanga Daioh, and if you thought the New Year’s Dream episode was one of the highlights, you might enjoy Nichijou, a.k.a. My Ordinary Life. The first episode was vastly better than the dull preview, and the series might be worth watching. Nonsense is...
Saturday, April 2nd, 2011
6:00pm

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Cherry, Cherry
  It’s blossom-gazing time. Here in Wichita the overwhelming majority of flowering fruit trees are boring white Bradford pears, with some redbuds and crab apples here and there. However, there are a few Japanese cherries at the botanical garden, and a couple of them were blooming this morning:...
Monday, March 28th, 2011
3:38pm

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Without socks
  Diana Wynne Jones, one of my favorite writers, died Saturday. She is perhaps best known in anime circles as the author of the book Howl’s Moving Castle.1 However, if all you know of Jones is Hayao Miyazaki’s weakest movie, you don’t know Jones at all. Although she herself liked the...
Saturday, March 26th, 2011
2:31pm

The Kawaii Menace

Myriad menaces
 Goodbye Kitty (Via Dustbury.) *****Why I don't have ads on my sites *****I'm with Eineus ***** Old-fashioned nightmare fuel. ***** The OED fails. ***** Fortunately, I’m not a Linux user. ***** And now for something perhaps a little less frightening: a friend of my brother has released...
Sunday, March 20th, 2011
12:38am

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Improving on Disney
  Too cute not to share. (Via Pixy.) Bonus silliness: How many historians does it take to change a lightbulb? (Via Dustbury.) Wonder Woman’s unimpressive new togs: Ugh. This is vastly superior, even if WW looks like a trap. Update: John C. Wright weighs in, sorta (profusely illustrated). Update...
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