So after opening up Sankaku Complex and noting that there's a second season of Seikon no Qwaser as the first article, the picture of which made me blue screen (and no, I'm not going to link that), my mind rebooted and I recalled that Mayhem had made his pics of the Summer 2010 Sac Anime convention available over on TFA Cosplay.
This may be my last release for this year; I'm uncertain if I'll release the other two in their uncompleted form, but I'll debate the merits of that with myself later. Still, why taint what is truly a most awesome release with such bad news? So, may I present this year's historic Anime Expo Idol competition. Historic in that what I often said could not possibly come to pass, did, in fact, come to pass: A guy won both the voice acting portion AND the singing portion. While last year we had the first ever guy to win the contest with the voice acting competition in what was a stand up performance of a part of Rurouni Kenshin (which earned him an actual standing ovation from the audience), this year we had a gentleman get up and obliterate everyone by singing the living Hell out of Nokia plaza. I could tell the guy who usually picks girls was about to do it again this year, but I think he could feel his likely doom approaching from that man's newly acquired fangirls if he dared do so. Even so, it was damn well earned, but you'll see shortly.
Thanks again to Nyaa Torrents for being our tracker.
Greetings one and all. Originally I was going to do a review of Ladies vs. Butlers, but the whole thing eventually devolved into two words: Softcore Porn. It was obvious I was going to need to be in a slightly inebriated frame of mind for that one. Next up was Fate - Stay/Night's Unlimited Blade Works movie. However, I kept on weeping blood and spitting bile calling the producers various names synonymous with 'coward', so I'm probably going to need to calm down a bit before I type out 280kb of text stating what utter losers the producers were for the whole Rin thing, but I digress. Given all that I figured I should probably encode the rest of the video that I can. Then I catch a nice little cold.
I am the king of procrastination! Fear my ability to put off to tomorrow what I can do today! Failing that, check out what I did a couple months ago at Anime Expo 2010 and Club 2 The Maxx, a competing one day event to Anime Expo.
Holy shit, folks…they actually managed to actually HAVE an Anime Expo despite some of the serious shit that led up to this year's show. For a round up of that situation, I'll repost part of a news item from a few months ago so you can refresh your memory on this bit of drama:
Someone had the bright idea to release a kick ass Transformers game (which I need to get a review done for) and a Dragon Quest game recently. I must find these people and both thank them profusely and beat them to death, because I have work to do, damnit!
On the subject of work, I've finally processed the nearly 400 pics I took for Anime Expo 2010. Head on over toTenchifanart for the pics. And now I have to go and see about so much much more...oh Lord what did I do to deserve this? Oh, right, I volunteered.
So, back from Anime Expo and finally got some information on one of the most screwed up technical problems I've ever seen in video editing software of any sort. Simple little problems like...oh...I dunno...ADDING A WATERMARK?! Anyway, after going through several solutions which plain flat out just don't work (not working on linux...gee, that sounds familiar) I find myself back at Avidemux using a plugin designed to work with wine, avisynth. A powerful scripting tool to be sure, but being a scripting tool with a hacked in plugin solution, getting the right verbage down for certain plugins is...harrowing to say the least.
Could it be? Am I sick? Have I ceased procrastination? Hell if I know, but in any event, the Fanime 2010 Report is up for viewing.
Oh Fanime, why do you happen so close to ACEN to torment me so?
Fanime is supposed to be the chill out convention, the one where you just hang loose, go do stuff, and typically have a restful and fun time. This was not the case this year, and I think it started when Mayhem suggested we go to the Black and White Ball. I readily agreed, not exactly enjoying the sausage feast of the adult only dance of last year. This, of course, would necessitate a certain amount of preparation both before (in the form of getting my suit together) and during the convention (in the form of dance lessons). Sounds like a fun way to break up the con a bit.
Wow, I'm getting faster. Maybe I can get the Fanime report out sometime soon too? In any event, here's the Anime Central 2010 Writeup that I've been planning to get done for awhile now.
As it was in the past two years, I've got nothing but good things to say about the convention. If you're ever looking for a good time, this is the place to go (though maybe they should think about adding a day), I guarantee, so I hope I did the experience justice. But don't just take my word for it, click on that link up there and check out my full thoughts on it which includes some news items for those looking for the videos from this year's convention.