June 24, 2012
Chizumatic friend Ubu Roi has suffered a stroke. That's always a very bad thing, but it sounds like it isn't as bad as it could have been. Here's hoping for a full recovery!
He's awake, he knows who he is, he knows who we are, and he knows who Marika is. So there's hope.
November 10, 2007
PDB used to run a game store, and blogged about the more "interesting" clients he had. But that ended in August and now he's got an honest job. Because he doesn't feel comfortable blogging about his employer, posts have fallen off quite a lot.
But now he's got a new subject to cover, one that should be even more interesting than obnoxious-customers-at-a-video-store.
October 24, 2007
October 14, 2007
October 11, 2007
UPDATE: Man, the 3D episode sure is dark. People die, and there's blood, and body parts, and not a lot of laughs. Sheesh!
It looks like it is the beginning of a series, but of course there was never any more of it. I would guess it was a pilot and they decided against further funding.
I think I can understand why. Doing a road-story in 3D would be painful. You would completely overload your model makers and scene creators; there's simply no way you could turn out one episode per week. And as the story was presented, there would only be three continuing characters. You'd have to come up with models for major guest characters and crowd characters for each episode. It couldn't be done on that kind of schedule without a ridiculously large staff of 3D artists, and there's no way they could put together a team like that. The people just don't exist in the industry. Not yet, anyway.
As I was watching the anime, and even more when I was watching the 3D episode, I got flashes of Dai Mahou Touge, the black comedy in which the the world of bunny-rabbits and flowers of a magical girl is a thin veneer on top of a world of horrors and pain and suffering. We see at least a few hints of that in the Magical Play anime, and they don't make any bones of it in the 3D episode. Only they're not playing it for laughs. The 3D episode is only about two steps away from being a horror show.
October 03, 2007
Wonderduck has come into the light. Pixy switched him over to Minx.
Literally. His old page was dark background; his new one is light background. MUCH better...
September 19, 2007
Wonderduck is running a caption contest for a fan service picture. Surely your interest is piqued by that?
UPDATE: While I'm just tossing weird links around, here's a creepy one. The last episode of the series School Days got yanked at the last minute and was replaced by 28 minutes of scenery shots, things like German castles.
Why? Well, probably because it involved some sort of bloody murder, and yesterday in RL a Japanese school girl murdered her father with an axe.
I think that series is off my list, regardless.
September 07, 2007
Author has started watching Mahoromatic. After one and a half episodes, he says, "The adorable eating chick was the only character that I liked."
The girl to which he refers is Oe Chizuko, known to her friends as "Chizu". She's the namesake for this site. In its original incarnation, the top rotation was about 18 images of her.
Chizu's reaction to Mahoro's cooking was a running gag in the series which I never got tired of.
UPDATE: Just wanted to make sure that Author was aware that Mahoromatic and Neon Genesis Evangelion are the two series which are responsible for the creation of the term "Gainax Ending".
Shamus's amazing comic "DM of the Rings" has drawn to a close. An NPC won the campaign, far off in the distance. Of course, if Dave hadn't quit in disgust, that would have been his character doing it, but so it goes.
Shamus now has a new venture: Chainmail Bikini. It features a black tower covered with viscous spikes. How a spike can be viscous is left as an exercise for the imagination of the reader. Maybe they're made of motor oil. Or gelatine.("Vicious" maybe?)
"Chainmail Bikini" promises to be good.
UPDATE: Ahhh... that's no good. They changed it! (Maybe I should have kept my mouth shut fingers still.
September 01, 2007
Ken, the Brickmuppet, thinks I've jumped the shark. He shows us a photo of Mazinger (I think it is) walking down a city street, and asks me if I would be willing to call it stupid to its face. (Or to its toe, as the case may be.)
I'll tell you what: if I ever meet Mazinger, I will apologize.
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