I'm still hanging around out here too folks, just been very, very busy with work for far too long. I've got a new rant out for you today, taking a page from K`thardin's usual schtick and throwing in a little of my own fire to see what gets crispy and what just burns. I've been a Nintendo Lifer since the day the NES hit shelves, folks, but something's been giving me indigestion with the newest console. Go grab your asbestos undies and check it out for a healthy serving of Dragon Flambé.
Vae Victus! Suffering to the Conquered! I'm pleased to report the long promised Harem Anime Rant is finally done.
But who is conquered? Or are we all just suffering? Maybe someone will be able to tell me after it's read.
Well folks, as we all know, the forums aren't really in use as anything other than spam catching, what with us having to delete, at times quite literally, hundreds of sign-ups at a time, and the occasional bit of spam that gets through. To be honest, this is a hobby site, so it's not really all that surprising, though it is kinda depressing. Since this is the case, we are hereby terminating the forums.
The means by which we can be contacted will be determined at a later date and placed in a conspicuous location on the site somewhere should the need arise.
We've had a massive deluge of spam recently. As such, we've needed to institute some precautions for the time being. All Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Hong Kong domains are blocked. A good portion of the IP address blocks from RIPE have been completely blocked. I know a few people on the forums are in those blocks. If I can figure out a way to make an exception, I'll do so. Until we find a better solution though this will stand. Also, we've had to clean out the forum users of bots entries...if you signed up and never posted before, you may have been deleted, and I am sorry about that. Also I'm sorry if I accidentally deleted you regardless. This was some very bad shit we had to deal with, and I do apologize if you need to sign back up.
Welcome back to Dragon's Anime! Don't mind the dust as we settle in on the new version of Joomla folks. We've still got a little bit of content to move over from the old version *coughkthardincough*, but everything else is back and working. We've got some new tricks up our sleeve too now - try clicking on images in the reviews, for instance.
I should have a few reviews coming up in the next couple days, folks, and David is working on his ACEN and Fanime reports too!
No, I'm not dead - I just wish I were. School has been keeping me disgustingly busy, and when I'm not at school, I'm at work. But guess what folks; I'm between quarters, and I've decided to celebrate by posting at least one article or review per day. I'll kick things off with my Composition I final project, Not for Children: Anime vs. Cartoons. Hey, what did you think I was going to write for a class project, another in the umpteen billion or so rehashes of gun control? Be sure to check back tomorrow for another update!
Just a little heads up for our readers. The server that our site is hosted on is going to be moving across town on Friday the 13th... Not my first choice of a day to make a move like that, but hey. In any case, the move is taking place at 11pm PDT, so you can expect Dragon's Anime to be down for at least five hours, and possibly for as much as a full day. Don't panic... we're be back.
Yet another update this week, making it three in a single day! After a conversation with K`thardin, I decided it was time to add a new Dragon's Den article. The new series Claymore has been top on my mind lately, with some damned good writing, and very effective animation... but Claymore is based on a manga, and I can't help but notice some of the things that have gone missing in the transition from manga to anime. So, I present to you Lost in Translation; a look at what an anime looses when it gains the power of speech and movement.
Here I take a break from discussing the fandom in general to address something a little more personal and serious; that being some things a fanboy should watch out for while courting a fangirl. This may especially be important if this is the first real relationship the fanboy has been in, and could use a little advice if he feels something's just not right.