April 23, 2014
Via Reynolds. A "throuple" is a couple with three members.
You know what's scary? It's in the Urban Dictionary, which defines it as a "threelationship".
The transformation of English into Newspeak is moving right along.
April 22, 2014
Well, there aren't any bears. So how about a fox?
I got groceries delivered today, and one thing I included was a package of bear claws. (One per breakfast along with my scrambled eggs and potatoes.)
I was looking at the ingredients and one of the last things was "locust bean gum". When I read it, though, at first it looked like "locust beam gun".
I tell you, there's the making of a B-movie horror feature there. A swarm of locusts armed with beam guns? Yikes!
It turns out that the Blade & Soul anime (home of the massively gainaxing gun girl) is based on a Korean MMORPG which premiered a couple of years ago. They've been slowly rolling out versions in other languages, and so far they've done Chinese and Japanese. They plan an English version for this year.
So the anime is effectively an advertisement for the game, and I guess that explains why it feels so empty.
April 21, 2014
Here are the shows I planned to watch, or try.
DBK: Hatsuyuki has only subbed one episode and no one else is doing it. Maybe someday they'll catch up, and then I can.
Mahou Shoujo Taisen: As expected, it was crap. Dropped.
Soul Eater NOT: Had a really fascinating first episode, but I peeked ahead at the manga and it emphasized all the things I wasn't interested in, and neglected the parts I enjoyed. I've rewatched that battle scene about ten times, but if the show follows the manga there will only be one more battle, period. (By which I mean that whatserface is only going to transform into a halberd one more time.) Dropped.
Blade and Soul: The art is beautiful and the women are gorgeous, and there's a gunner hunting the lead who gainaxes like nobody's business, but it's fundamentally a stupid show and despite how good she looks, the lead has the personality of a rock. (And she's evidently just about as smart.) I've watched a couple more episodes and each time my interest has declined. Dropped.
Seikoku no Dragonar: is turning out to be pretty good, because so far it's concentrating on the dragon story line and not emphasizing harem hijinks. While it's been about action, or about the dragon mysteries, it's been very absorbing. And they're tossing in enough fan service to spice things up without letting it take over the show. FFF is doing a good job of prompt releases. Still watching.
Fairy Tail: Hatsuyuki is falling behind on this one, too. Two episodes out so far and they're both good. The section of the manga they're in now is dense and the anim isn't trying to rush through it, which is good. Still watching. (I've been downloading HorribleSubs, watching once, and then deleting, so I'm up to date. Then when Hatsuyuki shows up, that goes in the permanent archive.)
So three shows I'm still watching, except that one has fallen off the table because Hatsuyuki seems to have taken on too much this season.
UPDATE: Below the fold, the Blade-and-Soul gainaxing gun girl.more...
April 20, 2014
April 19, 2014
And the blood is red.
Not watching this show, but spotted the frame grab over at RandomC.
UPDATE: And then I scrolled down and the next show had one, too. "Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou"
I got tired of waiting so I downloaded a raw and got my framegrabs that way.
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