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16 July 2011 @ 20:44
 
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Food: Kimono Wine Bar Where I went on Wednesday evening. I posted some photos on Facebook, but the main thing to say is that the fried avocado was amazing.
Grammar: 50 Years of Stupid Grammar
Japan: Gaijin Card To Be Discontinued
Music: Visual Kei Bands Do Disney
Music: Reconciling Fuji Rock's Eco Desires and Reality
Nature: Jellyfish swarm!
Nature: Crocodile Photograph Prompts Concern
Photography: Portraits that use the lighting around sunrise/sunset
Radiation: Amateur scientists create radiation map of Japan
Radiation: Radiation-Stuffed Beef Reaches Consumers and Even More Waiting To Be Eaten Fuck, this pretty much sums up the reason as to why I'm drunk right now. Apparently it was TOTALLY VOLUNTARY for people in radiated areas to decide not to send their cattle to market. So much for all the "tight restrictions" we were told were in place. Now the government is apparently "mulling" a ban on stuff like that. ARE YOU SURE? YOU DON'T WANT TO ACT TOO PREMATURELY, RIGHT?
Tiger&Bunny: More facts from the creators (apparently) Tiger is officially between 32-36, which is what I thought from the first ep. That's hardly "old", although admittedly ancient by anime standards.
Tiger&Bunny: Fanart
Tiger&Bunny: Sketch Collection
Tiger&Bunny: I got nothing
UK: Earthquake in the UK

Thank you to red_squared for the virtual LJ gift!

I managed to finish my short story and submit it before the deadline. I'm not really happy with it any more though. I wrote/polished it up on such a small amount of sleep that it was probably riddled with errors. I haven't been able to bring myself to look at it since, which is for the best.

There's a long weekend ahead of me. I want to go the local Obon dance on Saturday, then I apparently have Tenimyu on Sunday followed by a Fat Pig cast and crew party at the Pink Cow. I also want to fit in some sleep this time around.

I'm on Google+. Add me? I'll probably use it for talking about photography and writing.

And... I finally got around to watching episodes 14 and 15 of Tiger&Bunny.

Episode 14

First, there's a time jump of ten months, which feels like a cheat -- Kotetsu and Bunny are now sleeping together and Bunny has stopped being quite so angsty due to Jake's defeat. He's also happy being called Bunny, which is a sure sign he's in love with Kotetsu according to Blue Rose's friends.

The fanservice is coming in fast now, and Kotetsu, Bunny and Blue Rose are forming a hero singing unit. That single they mentioned? Is a Real Thing. I got a bit spoiled for that on Twitter, via the official feed when they referred to a single from 'the unit formed in ep 14'. Oh well.

Rock Bison is woobie-awesome. So sad that there needs to be a loser in the Hero TV rankings.

Episode 15

Well that was a relief! I did notice a few people say how angsty it was, but -- meh -- not so much.

Yay.

Maybe an intentional troll on the director's part, maybe not. At least some people said it upset them, after all. But really, I like how the saddest possible imaginable ep has a character falling in love with a gynoid and then having to destroy it and never even knowing. Depending on your point of view that last detail might make it sadder or less so. Certainly some series like Deadman Wonderland could really bring the angst with this kind of storyline.

I ship Sky High and Fire Emblem. Think about it. Fire Emblem could do with a boyfriend and Sky High needs to learn how to have fun.

Oh... the swimsuits. Just saying.

The real downer for me was the bit after the credits. If this goes a predictable way, then Tiger uses up all his power for one final showdown against the Big Bad, everyone finally loves him and he retires. DO NOT WANT. (Oh, and he's apparently 36 at most. Not old.)

Also making me sad? The HERO TV rankings. But not the meat of this episode, although I might feel more teary-eyed if most of us hadn't been expecting a character death.
 
 
Owenkidboomerang on 23rd July 2011 02:16 (UTC)
So, what's the Google+ verdict? Should I be interested?
Williamgenkischuldich on 23rd July 2011 02:32 (UTC)
Maybe. It's better than Facebook -- for a start, you can edit posts. There also seems to be more of an atmosphere where you can add anyone you like (like Twitter). There's just one snag -- no one is there yet! And by 'no one' I mean fandom types, etc. There are plenty of hopeful "SEO experts".