July 14, 2014

Hiatus

I'm going to take a break. But I'll leave you with a catgirl.

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Here are five more pictures of Eris I collected from a fan-art site. They're huge, but I can't bring myself to resize them because they're so clean.

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July 13, 2014

World Cups

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Is this what they mean by "world cups"? No?

UPDATE: Well, they sure ain't German, so I guess not.

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July 12, 2014

Torpedo, please

They're going to refloat the Costa Concordia next week, and if all goes according to plan, they'll tow it to Genoa, where it will be scrapped.

Greenpeace has announced that it's sending the Rainbow Warrior to block the movement to Genoa. They want it to go to a nearer port.

Imagine our joy.

I thought that sucker had been sunk. By the French? Something like that? (Aha; that was the First Rainbow Warrior. This is the third one.)

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What a concept

"Army to replace 9mm pistol with more reliable gun packing better 'knock down' power"

I've got an idea: How about this one?

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July 09, 2014

Oh, dear...

I knew she was evil, but I never suspected it went this deep.

Bert was a piker...

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Chooser version 44

Added 55 grabs from the Girls und Panzer OVA. Total number of images is now 3096.

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This girl's nom de guerre is Pepperoni and she's third in command of the Anzio team, and commands all the tankettes.

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July 07, 2014

Soul Eater NOT -- mystery lady

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Who is this? She takes over the academy I don't recall anyone ever addressing her by name.

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Maybe Sid's sister?

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July 06, 2014

Girls und Panzer OVA -- Anzio battle

It's the second round of the tournament. Our girls beat Saunders in the first round, but there's much to do. Going into the second round they still only have five tanks, although morale is high. The OVA fills in the Anzio battle, which fits in at the end of episode 7. Until now all we've known is that Ooarai won, but we didn't have any idea what the battle was like.

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I downloaded a raw (because I didn't want to wait for a sub) but even without subtitles it wasn't too difficult to figure out what was going on. It was great! A hell of a lot of fun, partly because the Anzio team was a lot of fun.

UPDATE: In the manga, the Renault B1-bis was ready to go for this battle but didn't yet have a crew, so Miho put Yukari (commander), Caesar (gunner), and Aya (driver) in it for this battle. That didn't happen in the OVA; they only had the same five tanks they had against Saunders: Rabbit (M3-Lee), Hippo (STuG-III), Duck (Type 89), Turtle (38t), and Anko (Panzer IV). Turtle was the flag tank again.

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July 03, 2014

boom bang pop-pop-pop

The neighborhood pyros are at it again, like every year. It's a day early, but who cares about that?

There's an Indian reservation about a hundred miles from here, and US26 goes right there from Portland, so there's never any problem getting fireworks if anyone really wants to.

The other side of the creek gets overgrown and by this time the grass has dried out, and it's perfect tinder for a huge blaze, so I'm always a bit afraid that someone is going to burn the neighborhood down. The complex hires someone a couple times every summer to clear it all out, and this year they did it about three weeks ago, so it's not a firetrap over there, thank goodness. Still, I'll be worried until the national celebration is finished, probably Monday.

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Soul Eater -- ep 1

I wanted to see what the Death God's character was like, and I wanted to see zombie Sid, so last night I downloaded Soul Eater, and I just watched the first episode.

It's a lot different than Soul Eater NOT. First, the art is more cartoony. It's got a lot more comedy (though I wonder how long that will last).

Surprisingly, Maka's voice works for me in this, in a way it didn't in SEN. Her voice is fundamentally a comedy voice and this is a comedy part. In SEN she wasn't a comedy part.

There are a lot of nice jokes in it, like the fact that the witch they were chasing was named "Blair". And Soul is a lot more interesting character; in SEN he was a waste of time.

I have no idea how much more of it I'm going to watch, but the first episode was really fun.

UPDATE: Although I think I could get very tired of Maka being teased for being flat-chested.

UPDATE: I'm willing to bet that the Shinigami's voice is the same as the chef at the pirate's nest in Mouretsu Pirates.

UPDATE: Episode 2 was Black Star and Tsubaki. Tsubaki is still the babe, but Black Star is thoroughly annoying. Ep 3 will be The Kid, and he's annoying, too. I think I've had enough.

UPDATE:

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