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21 July 2011 @ 19:10
 
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Anime:
Film & Anime Export Firm To Be Created
Cats: Lioness with Little One
Japan: Court Interpreters Lack Necessary Skills?
Japan: Tokyo Beer Gardens 2011
Japan: Lindsay's Killer Sentenced To Life (via umbrellaofdoom)
LGBT: Kevin, The Gay Archie Character, Gets His Own Comic
Movies: Amazing Spider-Man trailer [Video] Looks good, especially the first-person perspective at the end, but why go back to the origins? Even my mum knows how Spidey got his powers (At the age of 8, I was amazed how she predicted the TV series...), so there's no need to go through that all over again.
Movies: The Dark Knight Rises trailer [Video] This is almost certainly going to be awesome, but it's not like you could tell from the trailer.
Nature: Sharks On A Boat-- Wait, What?
Random: Prussian Blue, The Nazi Teen Pop Idols, Five Years On
Space: The View As You Leave Earth
Space: Southern Lights From Space

Today I'm working on doing a bit more writing. My plan is to get down to polishing that Crawford/Schuldig and put together several notebooks of snippets into one story. And maybe do part of that summer anime speed-watch. VLC Player is all but unwatchable (especially during action sequences), but at least the sound and picture sync up. I'm now trying other video formats, which seems to be working.
 
 
 
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on 21st July 2011 10:50 (UTC)
I recommend GOM player, which is my favorite and seems to be widely used ♥

Although, the recent mkvs have been too much for my computers to handle, so I stick to avi/mp4s whenever available. The mkv-only stuff, I'm saving it until I get a computer that doesn't suck. :D
Williamgenkischuldich on 21st July 2011 11:04 (UTC)
I hadn't even heard of that! Thanks! But I kind of fixed the problem -- MKV just isn't my format. Or my computer's format, rather. Most anime are available in avi or mp4. I hadn't considered that it might be my computer -- it IS third hand and rather old.
h_whungry_worm on 21st July 2011 12:44 (UTC)
...what? I don't understand why they go back to Spidey's origins. I really don't get it.

I mean, I love Spiderman and found Toby Maguire(sp?) to look a little weird, but this feels like a lot of repetition, potentially. Hrmph. (And why does he have thread coming from his neck... this wasn't in the original comic, was it? :| )
h_whungry_worm on 21st July 2011 12:44 (UTC)
It does look good, though, and I will probably watch it. :)
snakesinspace on 21st July 2011 15:07 (UTC)
I can never figure out why so many people save as .mkv-- sure they claim better quality and when it works I can see better quality, but only when it works.

One of the problems i have is that not all .mkv files are created equal. Some will work fine on VLC but with others I have to crack open MPlayer OSX Extended. Even that is hit or miss. *shakes fist*
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd July 2011 02:47 (UTC)
I've given up on mkv files. Almost everything is available as an avi or mp4, so it's not a problem. I need two different players and who-knows-how-many codecs, but it's all there. VLC player is working pretty well for me now.
Owenkidboomerang on 23rd July 2011 02:35 (UTC)
...let me take a moment to say how much I appreciate all of the random and fascinating links you share with your flist. Wow. I need to check LJ more often or I end up with thirty tabs open in firefox to check out later.
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd July 2011 02:48 (UTC)
Glad you like them!