December 21, 2014

Chooser version 55

Added 60 from Amagi Brilliant Park, 56 from Madan no Ou to Vanadis, and 57 from Nanatsu no Taizai. Total number of images is now 4529.

I also made it so that you can see the NW, NE, and SE buttons when your mouse is over them.

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Madan no Ou to Vanadis -- the plundering

Madan no Ou to Vanadis was good for 56 candidates. I think it's time to do another update.

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Amagi Brilliant Park -- the plundering

I ended up with 61 candidates from Amagi Brilliant Park.

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It takes quite a girl to take a selfie like that and make it work! (It takes quite a girl to even be willing to try!)

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December 14, 2014

Top rotation -- planning the plundering for fall 2014

In general this season started well, with several pleasant surprises, but it's turned out to be a disappointment. It's not the fault of the Japanese, for a change; the subbing circles have let me down. (sob, poor me)

But a lot of shows which I didn't think were worth watching might well still be worth plundering, and since the season is mostly over now I thought I'd check them out.

Amagi Brilliant Park: As far as plunder is concerned, the main problem is that Our Hero is on screen too much. Lots of otherwise good images are spoiled by having a guy (ick) in them. But it's not a total loss, and as long as the Elemental Idols get some reasonable screen time, there should be at least a bit of stuff worth taking.

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Especially Sylphy! There are some good images of Isuzu, too, but she always looks miserable and that doesn't make for good grabs. I figure it'll be low yielding but high quality.

Daitoshokan no Hitsujikai: Lots of cute girls, but Our Hero spoils most shots, and the school uniforms are not flattering. I think this one will turn out to be a total loss. (A quick scan through a few episodes didn't turn up a single image I though was worth taking even as an example.)

Girl Friend Beta: There aren't any boys who are speaking parts, and they only show up occasionally in crowd scenes. The girls are mostly nicely shaped. But the school uniforms are quite unflattering. The only outright cheesecake shot I found when I briefly scanned through the first 10 eps was the gymnast at the beginning of the first episode.

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This was more typical. You can tell that they're girls, I guess. This probably will turn out to be a waste of time. I was hoping for a swimming pool PE scene, but there hasn't been one so far and the way the story is going there probably won't be.

Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de: Our Hero is on screen too much. (This is a common problem with harem shows.) Ep 10 was the first one I looked at, and it was a swimsuit episode. But the first half was lolis, and I despaired. However, the second half featured this girl:

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So maybe. I figure it'll be low yielding but decent quality. Possibly 30 images, if that.

Madan no Ou to Vanadis: Not a problem. Elen alone is enough to make this one worthwhile, and there are several other women who make good appearance.

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Nanatsu no Taizai: Elizabeth and Diane:

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Especially Diane!

Ore, Twintails ni Narimasu: Toaru is certainly worthy of a place in the top rotation, and Yellow is good looking (even if I hate the character). As to the loli, um...

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Trinity 7: Since these two girls are major characters, it's possible this will be worth plundering. It's really a question of what kinds of scenes they're in. Early on there are gratuitous ecchi scenes (which might be too ecchi for me), and later on the show gets grim and gritty.

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As to other shows? I won't be doing Unlimited Blade Works. It's not the kind of show that will have the kind of images I want, and I don't feel like wading through it. (Besides, I did Carnival Phantasm.)

Denkigai no Honya-san appears to have some decent cheesecake but I think it would be too painful to dig them out. Same goes for Cross Ange. Grisaia doesn't have a lot of images I can use -- too many shots spoiled by Our Hero -- and it's a strange aspect ratio so it would be hard to trim to 600*375. (And I don't want to wade through all the blood again.)

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December 13, 2014

Sitemeter is history

I'm informed that recently Sitemeter began redirecting people to advertising sites on a random basis, and that it's happened here. This was the first time I'd been told there was a problem at this site, and I myself have never seen the problem.

But I don't doubt, and I've removed both instances of the Sitemeter gizmo. If you still have problems, I'd like to hear about it.

UPDATE: I also apologize for any problems people have had.

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November 25, 2014

Chooser version 54

I replaced the pitiful 21 images from AsoIku with a new plunder of 156 images.

Total is now 4356.

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AsoIku: the plundering

I still can't believe that I only came up with 21 grabs from AsoIku. So I'm going though it again. I just finished the first 6 episodes and I already have 90 candidates.

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And I haven't even done the beach episode yet.

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November 20, 2014

Chooser version 53

Total number of images is now 4221.

I added 42 to Rokujouma, total 79.
I added 25 to Locodol, total 81.
I added 67 to Jinsei, total 108.
I added 93 to Momo Kyun Sword, total 185.

I also changed the autorefresh period to 20 seconds instead of 30.

(It's a good thing I have an unlimited account here on mee.nu, because at this point the data for chooser is more than 300 megabytes. Mostly that's because of 129 anims, which are about 210 megabytes.)

UPDATE: I thought you all might be interested in the current census:

21 Asoiku
30 Daimaou
108 Dog Days
15 Hayate no Gotoku
40 Infinite Stratos
17 Fight! Ippatsu! Juuden-chan!!
28 Kampfer
34 Koihime Musou
114 Rio - Rainbow Gate!
45 Rosario to Vampire Capu2
29 Shin Koihime Musou
57 Shukufuku no Campanella
51 Strike Witches 2
48 Kore wa Zombie desu ka
71 Hoshizora e Kakaru Hashi
19 Aika R-16
27 Aika Zero
12 AsoIku OVA
61 Carnival Phantasm
9 Daimaou Omake
23 Maken Ki
13 Railgun OVA
18 Sacred Blacksmith
56 Sekirei Pure Engagement
48 Sengoku Otome
20 Ano Natsu de Matteru
60 Fairy Tail OVA
29 Goshuushou-sama Ninomiya-kun
33 High School DxD
51 Ladies versus Butlers
46 Medaka Box
61 Maji de Watashi
75 Omamori Himari
65 Shining Hearts
144 Dog Days 2
32 Mai Otome Zwei
47 Strike Witches Movie
48 Princess Lover
67 Upotte
131 Fairy Tail
77 Sora no Otoshimono
69 Da Capo III
88 Fairy Tail 2
102 Girls und Panzer
107 Senran Kagura
72 Vividred Operation
109 Hyperdimension Neptunia
39 Hagure Yuusha
38 Suisei no Gargantia
69 Yuushibu
50 Sekai de Ichiban
55 Seikoku no Dragonar
49 Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu ka
47 Soul Eater NOT
38 Hyperdimension Neptunia OVA
55 Girls und Panzer OVA
108 Jinsei
185 Momo Kyun Sword
81 Locodol
79 Rokujouma
89 NouCome
39 Arpeggio of Blue Steel
40 Blade Dance
64 ChuBra
63 Strike the Blood
84 Twin Angel
77 Mondaijitachi
97 Maken Ki Two
119 Super Sonico
..and...
129 Animations (various)

I admit that some of these surprise even me. Only 21 from AsoIku? I ought to go revisit it and see if I can do better.

Anyway, it was shows like Sacred Blacksmith, which I went all the way through and only got 18 grabs, which made me decide that some shows are a waste of time and not worth continuing with. These are listed in the order I plundered them, and you can see that as time went on I got more selective about using shows with a high yield count.

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November 19, 2014

Top rotation plunder update

Slowly but not-so-surely I'm working through a backlog of shows to augment the top rotation. (Which doesn't have enough pictures yet... ahem)

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Some shows are more fruitful than others. I have on occasion tried a show and gotten two or three episodes in and only ended up with 10 or 12 grabs, at which point I give up. It's not that they're not good pictures, it's just that it's too much work to harvest them.

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Some shows are very fruitful, on the other hand. Momo Kyun Sword is going to end up being about 170 grabs. Jinsei is about the same. Super Sonico was 119, and I really like how it looks. I wish there had been even more.

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So anyway, I think I'm not going to try Ben-To. Shaga is gorgeous but I don't believe I can come up with enough shots from that show (without any guys in them) to make it worth the pain of going through it. (I'm willing to cut a bit more slack to shows I enjoy watching, but I'm sure that Ben-to is not going to be one of those.)

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So I think my next victim is going to be Kono Naka ni Hitori, Imouto ga Iru! aka Nakaimo.

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It's one of those incest-fetish shows, which makes it painful. But from what I've seen the cheesecake is plentiful and the guys aren't.

Forward into the past!

UPDATE: nope nope nope NOPE NOT DOING THAT ONE!!! (barf)

Forget it!

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November 02, 2014

top rotation update

So I've finally gotten motivated to processing shows for the top rotation again, specifically to finish the shows I half-processed last August.

So far I've got 65 more candidates from Jinsei and 45 more from Rokujouma.

That was from a total of 14 episodes. I've still got 7 eps of Locodol to process, and 7 of Momo Kyun Sword and 7 of Blade Dance.

Sometimes I wish I could keep the captions with a grab. The dialog in this scene was, "Tell us your cup size, Fumi!"

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This show has quite a few closeups of her chest bouncing. Which I didn't capture for the top rotation, for obvious reasons.

UPDATE: Whoops! I just noticed that there's a 13th episode of Jinsei! Gotta make sure to process that one, too.

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