August 17, 2016

Summer 2016 review

Ubu Roi has one of his very rare posts, this one being a review of all the stuff he's watched this season. It provides additional evidence, if it were needed, that I'm not missing anything by not following any show this season.

I'm collecting Ange Vierge but not really watching it regularly, and Dragon Ball Super is "watch when I feel like it", which isn't very often because the current "Black Goku" arc is really phenomenally stupid. It rivals the "Majin Bu" arc in DBZ for brain damage.

DBZ took the power-inflation curve up to absurd levels, and Dragon Ball Super begins where DBZ left off and has hyped the power levels up even further.

Anyway, there isn't anything else.

UPDATE: Don also has a list of shows he's not watching.

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August 02, 2016

I've been trolled

James, now a happy citizen of Texas, has trolled me with pictures of fighting girls. Obviously you all need to go look at them.

UPDATE: Except the first one isn't a girl; it's a guy named Zorro from One Piece.

And I'm truly ashamed that I know that.

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July 12, 2016

Hentai x Hentai

Ubu has done a public service by delving deep into HxH, including reading 7 of the light novels. He has two posts about it (one, two) which convince me even more that I want nothing to do with that series.

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June 29, 2016

RandomC Summer 2016 preview

Random Curiousity has posted their Summer 2016 preview.

UPDATE: And here's Metanorn.

UPDATE: And Tenka Seiha.

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June 26, 2016

Bakuon!! -- votes of confidence

Omo says "Bakuon!! is my top anime of the season."

Evirus says "Bakuon!! turned out to be the best show from Spring 2016"

Seems I'm not the only person who fell for this show.

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June 21, 2016

Astounding athleticism

I stole this from Ace: it's a youtube of Korean break dancers, and they are really, truly, awesome.

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June 09, 2016

There once was a mallard named Mike...

John Kovalic is a duck fan. (Whodathunkit?)

UPDATE: Apparently "Tour de Duck" is a fund raiser for... something.

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May 19, 2016

We did it!

My fellow Americans, we have exceeded parity! There are now 11 guns in private hands in this country for every 10 Americans!

And all because of Obama. Every time he starts talking about "common sense gun control" gun sales go up another notch. Ammo.com declares Obama to be the greatest gun salesman in America, and I think they have a point.

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May 17, 2016

Let's don't go there

John Kovalic is a very witty man and a very good comic artist, with a very distinctive style. His original claim to fame is a comic called "Dork Tower". It updates online when he gets around to it, based on how busy he is with paying work. He also brings out volumes of it, which are not collections of the online stuff. That, too, is "when it happens".

He's a terrible punster. Just awful. Monumental. And I want one of these.

He's buddies with Wil Wheaton, which is kind of cool. They go way back. (Probably met at a gaming convention.)

What he is probably most famous for now is doing the art for various games, in particular the Munchkin series from Steve Jackson. Jackson and Kovalic have a very long and successful business relationship going back at least 15 years, and at this point Kovalic has done more than 5000 Munchkin cards for Jackson, plus working on other things (e.g. Chez Geek). He's also worked for other publishers, about which more later.

One of the more recent versions of Munchkin is "Munchkin Zombie" and there was one card in it that Kovalic simply could not bring himself to do. He writes about it here.

What I find interesting about this is that he has done "kids in danger" before, but that was a long time ago. In particular he did the art for a game called "Kobolds ate my baby". It's a very silly game. (No, I haven't played it; I don't do that anymore.) But the original cover art is a kobold chasing a woman carrying a baby in her arms. And the baby is reaching out to the kobold.

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That was long before his daughter was born, and I wonder how he feels when he thinks back to it? (Probably something like "Well that was then and this is now.")

All I can say is that I'm very happy for John and Judith that their daughter (now 7) is happy and healthy and growing up nicely.

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April 20, 2016

The ultimate geek joke

"Schrodinger's Panties" (based on characters from KonaSuba, it says)

Just to make it a bit more surreal, there really ought to have been a reference to Magritte's "The Treachery of Images", such as "This is not a pair of panties..."

(because, of course, it's a drawing of a pair of panties)

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