Monthly Archives: October 2009

A weekend to-do list:

To do this weekend: 1) Write a 3-page REL101 paper. 2) Study for JPN301 midterm 3) Attend a football game.  Yes, you read that right, an actual sporting event.  No, I don’t know the actual rules to the sport, but … Continue reading

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E8 H8

So, I quite enjoyed the 2006 “Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya” anime, and it turned me into a bit of a KyoAni fanboy; I went from there to watching Air, and Kanon, and Lucky Star and so forth. I didn’t go … Continue reading

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Kratos, pusher of crates

Started God of War this weekend. It’s a game which got generally impressive reviews, and I quite enjoyed it for a few minutes. The combat was nice and stabby, the visuals were very impressive for a PS2 title, and the … Continue reading

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You say Pettanko, I say Potato

While I’ve been watching K-On! just of late, it actually wasn’t what got me back to watching anime series.  That honor (blame?) falls on Toradora!, which is part of my favorite genre, the high-school/college romantic comedy with love triangles more … Continue reading

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Horrible, inexcusable and generally wrong

I’ve been making more time in my life to actually sit down and watch anime.  I haven’t followed any shows regularly since, oh, Clannad, and that’s been a couple of years, so there’ve been lots to choose from. I notice … Continue reading

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Princes, questionable

So, I’ve been coming to terms with the news that a family member passed away recently.  It wasn’t entirely unexpected – she was 93 years old and had been having a pretty bad summer of things – but it’s still … Continue reading

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Even though I’m not tempted to go out and buy a PSPgo, I admit that the media attention – negative as some of it is – focused on the console has gotten me back to gaming on my 1000. In … Continue reading

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Unsettling realizations…

I just realized, my Xbox360 is over 3 years old last month. I’m actually out of warranty now! Guess I get to find out how good their refurb job was. 🙂

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Cultural Differences

I don’t usually link directly to articles on other sites, because they’re usually written and researched much better than mine and they give me inadequacy issues. This, however, is worth linking just because it gets its point across so very … Continue reading

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I just used Capcom’s Ōkami as the primary source material for my first 300-level college paper, in a class that is currently focused on Japanese literature of the Heian period. I wouldn’t have tried this sort of thing at my … Continue reading

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