Friday, April 23, 2010

"Tatami Galaxy" -- Yuasa is God

Tatami Galaxy is the best thing out of Japan since... well, Kaiba!

Funimation is actually streaming it! Hooray!

(well, except for the fact that Flash videos are blue-screening my HTPC right now... Boo! But I'm about to spend $$ to fix that...)

At any rate... the dialogue is rapid-fire. Crazy insane rapid-fire that even Excel Saga couldn't compete with. Which makes it really hard for a poor subtitle-reader like myself to follow -- I want badly to watch the visuals, but I want to know what's being said too! Yeesh!. C'mon Masaaki, don't dis your gaijin fans like that!!

In the OP, there was a brief flash of a character wearing a Fellini's 8 1/2 t-shirt. Hell yeah!

And the "female interest" thus far -- when I first saw her I was like "whoa"... but I couldn't figure out what I recognized her from. Then it hit me: Rei Ayanami. Only wacky. Seriously.

So, yeah, this story violates my "loser guy can't ask a girl out" distaste... but it's got a twist that breaks the cliche that I dislike so much. I'm totally sold.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

"Summer Wars"

Summer Wars is probably the most entertaining movie I've seen in a long time.

The excellent animation, artwork, characterizations, and attention to detail are totally beside the point. Most of the time I didn't notice that and just watched the movie! Been a while since I've done that.

The second I can get a hold of it on BD, it's mine.

Friday, April 02, 2010

A truly, truly unprecedented early BBQ...

It reached 80F today. The lake is still around 45F, so it's supposed to be cold and rainy this time of year. But nope, it's practically summer-like!

So hell yeah, I'm grilling steak! Hooray!