David Nolen

David Nolen

Sunday, 23 July 2006 22:05

Fanime 2006 & Optimus Prime!

For your enjoyment this week, I've created a little story concerning my trip to Fanime 2006. It's filled with thrills, chills, and daring...nah, it wasn't any of that, but it was fun, let me tell you.

Also, in case you weren't aware...IT'S OFFICIAL!!! Peter Cullen Will Be Optimus Prime in the upcoming movie! Now all we need is Frank Welker as Megatron, and we're all set. As for me...I'm cracking a cold one in salute!

Here recently, the Fanfiction Mailing List, also known as the FFML, has opened its doors to pretty much all animation, sci fi, and fantasy stories, noting that their writers for Ranma and Sailor Moon have pretty much dried up and gone on to bigger and better things. A new website is also in the works, and I for one say about damn time.

Monday, 26 June 2006 23:01

Fate: Stay/Night Review

Today we have what is an oddity of anime story telling in that despite the best efforts of the production staff to completely screw it up, the story and characters shine through proving how powerful the source material must have been. So without further ado, may I present to you: Fate: Stay/Night.

Monday, 26 June 2006 20:46

Fate Stay/Night (TV, 2006)

Overview

Folks, meet Emiya Shirou. They call him the carrot top of Japan...well, not really, but there you have it; an orange haired Japanese boy enrolled in High School. A family friend has been coming over to take care of him since his adopted father passed away, going well into a few years now. Honestly, if this cliche hasn't been overdone, I don't know what is. However, one night, while staying late at school, he comes upon two men fighting to the death with some seriously hardcore edged weapons. One of them notes his presence, and after the duel, in which both broke off the fight for another time, the one who is called Lancer, tracks him down and attempts to kill him. This leads into a chain of events where he finds out he is one of the chosen Magi to fight in a war for the Holy Grail...an artifact which can grant any desire. The Magi, who are the masters, are given leave to summon one servant to aid them...these servants typically being Eiri, the valorously slain; and quite by accident, Shirou manages to summon the best of them, the Sabre...which was surprising to all, especially Sabre, who greets him with the question, "I ask you, are you my master?"

Wednesday, 14 June 2006 22:49

A Fandom Evolution

So, here's an interesting tidbit that slapped me in the head here recently.

I was at Fanime here a bit ago, and the situation that struck me was this:

Tuesday, 13 June 2006 22:26

RoaDLM: Epiphanies at Conventions

Whilst walking through Fanime bright and cheery, I stumbled across a fangirl lovely and pretty. Her boyfriend hovered o'er her dark and blearly, from the bounds of hell, did he seem quite leary, of the fanboy attention she did receive. Pausing not to wonder why my meter is now askew, epiphany struck like morning dew. So here are my words to give it definition; dear brave souls, we have become transcendant in our mission.

Wednesday, 03 May 2006 00:00

Rozen Maiden Träumend (TV, 2005)

Overview

Following the ending of the first season of Rozen Maiden, the 5th doll of the Maiden's, Shinku, formerly flush with her victory over Suigin Tou now finds herself wracked with guilt over destroying a sister. Unfortunately, the final two Rozen Maidens have been awoken to finish what was started centuries ago when Rozen first created the Maidens: The Alice Game. The game by which the dolls will do battle until only one remains. The winner takes the loser's Roza Mystica, the very source of the life of the dolls; leaving the loser a soulless immobile husk. And when there is only one left, that doll will then have the power to become Alice; the perfect girl, flawless and unblemished, more sublime than any flower, and more pure than even the purest of gems. Though the remaining dolls have no intention of killing each other for this ideal, Bara Suisho, the final doll, has other plans.

Tuesday, 02 May 2006 23:10

Rozen Maiden: Träumend Review

Today we have a review the next season of a series I think everyone should probably take time to sit down and watch, Rozen Maiden: Träumend. A fair warning to those that do...you may find yourself hopelessly hooked on this wonderful and deep story.

Saturday, 11 March 2006 22:04

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Review

High kicks, fanservice, and the fight between good and evil are the results of the review for Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon in the Anime Reviews section.

Though there was no goth girl with a planet destroying pole arm, rejoice! For her sacrifice was not in vain! Greeting us is a fantastic story, somewhat similar, but at the same time, very different than what it was based on.

Saturday, 11 March 2006 00:00

Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon (TV, 2003)

Overview

Do I have to? I mean, honestly, for Sailor Moon?! Very well, if I must. From the Depths of a Hell Dimension come the long exiled forces of the Dark Kindom led by Queen Beryl and her four generals to subjugate and consume the planet of Earth. The only thing standing between us and total annhilation are the powers of five...okay, five and a half untested girls: Sailor Mars, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Venus, Sailor Jupiter, Sailor Luna, and Sailor Moon. And who knows, they might be able to do it too, if they can get their act together, work as a team, balance relationships with the opposite sex, and get all their school work done. Sorry, no goth girl with a planet destroying polearm this time unfortunately.


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