As of today, (yesterday really) Azrael, author of the series of articles entitled "I Am a Japanese School Teacher," has finished moving all his old articles to the Gaijin Smash website.
As part of the viral or gorilla marketing scheme to announce the distribution by Bandai and release of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (no homepage yet, that I can find) by Kodokawa here in the states on May 29th, there has been a live action production of something referred to as the ASOS Brigade. At present these consist of two hilarious skits in a mixture of English and Japanese language which have to seen to be believed. The scheme also includes a MySpace page for those who are into that sort of thing.
And yes, that is indeed, as she herself says, the Pink Space Ranger, Patricia Ja Lee. Now all we need is for her and Johnny Young Bosch to get a part together, just for the shear irony of it all.
Whilst browsing through the internet, in this particular case the Somethingawful forums, I was pointed to a rather amusing little site known as Ecchi Attack! In particular was the article entitled "Moemania!" which is a systematic dissection of the idea of moe as presented by Ken Akamatsu, manga-ka of "Love Hina" and "Mahou-sensei Negima."
If you can pick yourselves up from laughing so hard at this, I recommend all of the other articles on the site, such as the Ludwig Wittgenstein: The Shotanization Notes...all of which redefine the category of wronger than Hell, while definitely making the point.
Well, here we go, the final part of my trials and tribulations at 2006's Anime Expo. I hope you find it both informative and entertaining. Not to mention helpful during your journeys through this or that convention.
Should you have any questions about what I mentioned, feel free to drop by the boards and ask. Good luck, and may your next convention be as entertaining as this one was for me. CLOSED
Nope, certainly not dead yet. Holidays damn near killed us in ways that would make even the Devil go, "That's not right." Still, we've made it.
Though to start the new year, we have seen some interesting things happen. Not to mention the resurrection of someone I thought we'd never see again: A fanfic author by the name of Mark Doherty, and his insanely good Sailor Moon fic, finished after 8 f'n years of haitus, "I'm Here to Help" (note: the link takes you to the final chapter; I recommend reading from the beginning if you've not read it yet.) And believe me, I would have waited an eternity for this.
I'll see about getting the second half of the Anime Expo con report up this weekend. Almost in time for the next one, I know, heh.
David and I both wanted to take the time to extend our wishes for a happy holiday, be it Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Solstice, or any of the myriad other celebrations of this time of year. May you be as warm and loved with friends and family, as we shall be with ours. Happy Holidays, from Dragon's Anime.