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[Life] Hooray for Anime

Today was a nice day. Got some City of Heroes-ing in for the first time since, I believe, October. My tablet PC just couldn't handle it. But the new compy... Oh, man. This baby runs like a dream -- and at 1280x1024, too! My superheroes have never looked so... shiny. Seriously, there're some awesome lighting effects I'm only seeing for the first time.

(Incidentally, anyone wanna suggest names for my new computer?)

Let's see... I've been watching anime again. Have Nanoha 10 and Mai-HiME 15 downloaded, but haven't got around to playing either. Possibly tomorrow. I've also got a bunch of stuff written down in my notebook for the Mai-HiME fanfic I thought up a coupla months ago, entitled "White-Out". (Mainly a comedic piece, with a strong undercurrent of romance because I am ten pounds of SAP in a five-pound sack.)

So I feel like laying out my opinions on the stuff we watched tonight in anime club. It got a bit wordy and spoilery, so I've hidden the anime talk right here!

Naruto episode 40: Kakashi vs. Orochimaru! Only, y'know, not, since they didn't end up fighting. What I enjoyed about this episode was Shino totally kicking ass. He doesn't get near enough credit, seriously.

Hikaru no Go episode 14 will be known from this day forward as the "crybaby" episode. "Isn't this supposed to be a game?!" I cry out, to no avail. Also, I never understood people slashing Hikaru and Akira before we started watching the anime. I get it now. "I'm chasing after you... after those eyes..."

Bleach episode 9 was... eh, so-so. I mean, it's a good show on its own merits, but I can't help but compare it to the manga, and it falls a bit short. Plus they seem to be really pushing the Ichigo/Rukia thing. I like the pairing, of course (so don't kill me, goldberry), but I think the anime is overdoing it. Everyone in club loves it (the splash screen Lunar puts at the beginning rates a cheer -- of course, so does Fujiwara no Sai, from the girls, at least); it's just me being a manga purist.

Monster episode 14 was just... OMG, some creepy people in this show. Detective Runge, whose job is more important than his wife and daughter, and Eva, who BURNS HER OWN HOUSE DOWN. And they're both going after Dr. Tenma, who seriously needs a streak of good luck for a change after everything this story's been chucking at him. But it looks like Nina returns in the next episode, which rules. I really liked her.

Cheeky Angel (or, in a more Japanese sense, Tenshi na Konamaiki) episode 40. Really don't have much to say about this one, except that it's the Attack of the Enemies from Previous Storylines. Dun dun dunnnnn.

Finally, our illustrious president Adam's officer pick, Starship Operators episode 1. This one really didn't do much for me. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and the decision they all made to go to war really seemed rushed to me. I was like, "Dude, you just heard about your planet surrendering five minutes ago. Don't you want to, ah, sleep on this or something?" Maybe more backstory would help. Don't think I'll be following the series, though.

And there were AMVs too! First we saw a really well edited Naruto video. It had "Beast" in the title, but there's like a dozen Naruto videos with "Beast" in the title on AMV.org, so I can't link to it until I track the right one down. Then we saw an extremely spastic DBZ video set to various mixes of Kung-Fu Fighting, and at the end, just before we left, "The Acceptance Speech" by sarahtheboring! "If You Were Gay" from Avenue Q to scenes from Gravitation. *snicker* Everyone absolutely loved it; Adam (who picked the AMVs as well as the officer pick anime) said, "The first time I saw this I nearly cried."

And I just now noticed, sarahtheboring also made "I Always Cheered for the Villains", a Final Fantasy AMV that I downloaded years ago and really enjoyed. Huh. ^_^ Will have to check out her various other works.

So that was anime club. Lots of fun. Oh, and we're getting ready to register for Anime Central '05! Who wants to meet me there? *radio silence* Anyone? *crickets*

Okay, I think I'll crack open Trillian and see if ICQ is ready to stop being a bitch connect properly. After that a bit of CoH before I turn in!

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