November 14, 2014

So much for discipline

I can't stand it, I'm going to post 23 grabs from the Mouretsu Pirates movie, below the fold.

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Space aliens among us

Pixy says:

I have a natural wake-sleep cycle of about 28 hours. Left to my own devices, I'll go to bed and wake up about four hours later every day. Which means that once a week I sync up with the rest of the world.

Obviously this means Pixy's ancestors evolved on a planet with a longer day/night cycle.

Explains a lot, doesn't it?

UPDATE: I wonder if Pixy can become a super-saiyajin?

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November 13, 2014

Mouretsu Pirates movie -- arrives

Delivered just after 9:00, and so I beat the torrents (where it hasn't yet arrived).

I'm ripping it to HD right now, but it's going to be a while. It's 38G total, mainly in a 31G file and a 7G file. More later.

UPDATE: Fully ripped, but messing around with a 31G M2TS file is... painful... so I'm using Handbrake to convert it into a much smaller MKV. Which is going to take another hour, probably.

My computer has a quad core, all of which are hyperthreaded, so it looks like 8 CPUs to the system. Handbrake is using them all, which is pretty neat.

UPDATE: And it is awesome. It was wonderful to watch, even without subtitles. I started taking frame grabs to share and ended up with 58, so I'm going to practice discipline and limit myself to just 1:

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This is the single coolest image in the film.

I'm sure it's going to be even better once a sub comes out. I hope we don't have to wait long for it.

UPDATE: Some comments (probably including spoilers) below the fold.

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November 12, 2014

Favorite shots 007

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From Dog Days Dash. I don't know whose idea it was for Rico and Eclair to team up with Noir, Vert, and Jaune, but I love it! Every time I see it, I love it!

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November 11, 2014

Looks like I'm not the only one

Looks like I'm not the only one who thinks that Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko looks like a duck. Tomorrow, Rosetta's lander is going to try to set down on the thing.

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A fake-but-accurate image of the comet

One of the captions in this article says, "Target site Agilkia, chosen for offering the biggest scientific returns at the lowest risk, lies on the 'head' of the duck and covers 1 square kilometre."

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How do you do this?

How the hell do you do this without the gun exploding in your face?

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One of my neighbors is crazy

So I just opened my deck door because I wanted to take a clean picture of the creek:

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And it's forty-brrr degrees out. And one of my neighbors has a charcoal grill going and is grilling some meat. I could definitely smell it.

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November 10, 2014

Bad choices

When I choose to follow a show, one of the things I have to do is choose which circle's releases I'll collect. Unfortunately, this season I seem to have made extremely bad choices even though I stuck to "name brands". It's gotten to the point that I download the HorribleSubs version of each one, watch once and then delete it, and then wait for the permanent one I chose for my archive.

But sometimes I have to wait a long time.

For Madan no Ou to Vanadis I chose Hiryuu. They're up to episode 4. Ep 5 hit the torrents last Saturday but it's anybody's guess when Hiryuu will get around to doing a version of it.

I've been following Hatsuyuki for the new seasons of Fairy Tail and DBK. They've gotten in the habit of accumulating two or three (or four!) episodes to do all at once. Right now they've released episode 31 of Fairy Tail even though ep 32 came out on Sunday. As to DBK, they've released up to episode 24. Ep 31 hit the raws yesterday, so they're almost two months behind.

I feel bad about watching HorribleSubs eps because they're ripping off Crunchyroll and Funimation. Honor among thieves, and all that. But it's getting to the point where there really isn't any other alternative.

The one bright spot has been Ore, Twintail ni Narimasu. I chose Commie, and they've actually been beating HorribleSubs out with each episode. They're using video with the TBS watermark, too, but for all I know they're stealing the Crunchyroll translations.

Man, you just can't get good help these days, especially free and voluntary.

I've been waiting for years for Wasurenai to bring out the second season of Marie & Gali. Ep 2 came out last April, and the series itself ran in 2010.

The way things are going we may have to wait until December for someone to get around to translating the Mouretsu Pirates movie. (moan)

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November 09, 2014

Mouretsu Pirates movie -- ordered

I just put in an order for a copy of the Japanese BD of the Mouretsu Pirates movie. If CDJapan performs as they usually do, I'll get it Wednesday.

I just snuck in; they listed two copies remaining, and I got one of them.

So now I'll be a legal owner, and I don't have to feel guilty about downloading a fansub eventually.

UPDATE: OOPS!! I ordered the DVD because I wasn't paying attention. I just cancelled that order and ordered the BD, like I should have the first time!

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November 08, 2014

Where's my garlic?

Am I the only one who thinks that Kim Kardashian looks like a vampire?

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