David Nolen

David Nolen

Sunday, 28 January 2007 15:11

ASOS Brigade!

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.

Happy viewing!

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.

Sunday, 28 January 2007 14:58

The Power of Moe

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.

Monday, 22 January 2007 22:19

RoaDLM - Anime Expo 2006 Report - Part 02

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

Friday, 19 January 2007 00:11

Not Dead Yet... and I'm Here to Help?!

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.

Thursday, 21 December 2006 20:18

Second Part of Move Complete

Well, here they are, the final reviews from "Where No Anime Goes Unpunished." We have for you, Rozen Maiden Season 1, Koihime OVA 1 and 2, Maburaho, DearS, Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan, and Akane (DIE YOU F'D UP ANIME, DIE!)Maniax.

Yes, I'm working on my anger issues, and my therapist says I'm coming along fine. Sure he did it at gun point, but he did say it.

I'll be closing "Where No Anime Goes Unpunished" formally, after New Years. As with the others I moved from there, I won't create any threads for them, due to their ages and such, but if you, our loyal readers wish to, again, we'll be more than happy to jump in.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, 20 December 2006 21:25

First Part of Move Complete

Damn, we're just rocking on with the updates today!

Depending on how this goes, I'll either have the move complete by tomorrow...or after the beginning of next year. Still in any event, I've uploaded four of the reviews for your viewing pleasure: Scrapped Princess, Tenjho Tenge, Transformers: Armada, and Transformers: Energon.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006 00:00

Transformers Armada (TV, 2003-2004)

Overview

In a brand new continuity, for a brand new set of fans, we have the age old war of the Autobots vs. the Decepticons for the fate of their world, and possibly the universe, hanging in the balance. Gee, haven't we done this before? In this story, energy is not scarce, forcing them to search for other worlds and other sources of fuel. No, in this case, we have some sort of smart tool...or is that a subgroup of their own race...? Well, in any event these Minicons are now the primary source of contention between the two factions. Whoever controls them, will win the war...at least until Transformers: Energon. So, they are sent into space to prevent their abuse, so why is it that the Decepticons are trying to stop them, while the Autobots provide cover? You'll find this and many other poorly plotted, barely written, completely fucked story points in every single moment of every single episode of Transformers: Armada. Weren't we supposed to FIX shit like this when we got older?

Wednesday, 13 December 2006 00:00

Transformers Energon/Super Link (TV, 2004-2005)

Overview

After the defeat of Unicron in the abysmal Transformers: Armada, the Autobots have secretly built a base on Earth for the mining and refining of Energon. Seems the writers forgot that Transformers need to fuel up on something, considering how they treat Energon in this series. Anyway, turns out Unicron wasn't nearly as dead as they thought...nor was Super Megatron (I REFUSE to call him Galvatron. Aaron Archer has a special place in my Hell...I mean, really, Shockblast?). Unicron dispatches one of the creatures he's enslaved, Alpha Quintesson, to bring him Energon to repair himself. Never mind the big scramble for Minicons that happened last season.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006 00:00

Tenjho Tenge (TV, 2004)

Overview

Bob and Souichiro show up at Todo High School one day determined to kick everyone's ass and prove they are the strongest. Problem is they picked a school that has turned out top Z level fighter martial artists since the Meiji era...did they even have High Schools back then? And they show up with a power level of maybe 50...bad move on their part.

Wednesday, 13 December 2006 00:00

Scrapped Princess (TV, 2003)

Overview

Pacifica Casull, along with her guardians and siblings, the sorceress Raquel Casull and the swordsman Shannon Casull have been driven from their home in Manhurin; for Pacifica is the Scrapped Princess, the one spoken of in the Grendel Prophecies to destroy the world of men on her 16th birthday. To prevent this, she was supposedly killed at birth; but instead wound up in the care of the Casull family where she has lived for the past 15 years...until she was discovered by zealots who follow the faith of the god, Mauser, who will stop at nothing to kill her.


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