Monthly Archives: February 2010

Ad networks gone beautifully wrong

Yes, this is a screenshot from Yes, that’s an ad for the DC Comics Crisis on Two Earths movie. (Oh, and yes, the iPhone can’t do Flash, but ignore that.)

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Speaking of Mahjong

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to a flash implementation of four-player mahjong.  It doesn’t have moe characters, or any characters at all for that matter, and it’s decidedly bereft of flashy visuals, catchy tunes, and, well, … Continue reading

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Moeru Mahjong Moe-Jong: A Quick Note on Save Problems

Back in December, Hudson released a game called “Moeru Mahjong Moe-Jong” on the Japanese PSN, for the princely sum of Y1200.  That represents a savings of 75% from its retail price, which is pretty odd for the PSN, so maybe … Continue reading

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Actually, chocolate sounds pretty good.

I’ve been quite enjoying reading the posts at Ogiue Maniax for a few weeks now; it has just the right balance of silly and serious to keep my attention and it makes me feel a little more in-touch. A couple … Continue reading

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Man Vs Mkv: The Story So Far

A couple of weeks ago, I decided that I was going to figure out, once and for all, how best to take MKV formatted fansubs files with soft subtitles and convert them into files with burned-in subtitles so I could … Continue reading

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It warms my heart.

Let’s see, where to begin… Let’s start in December of 2006.  I drove up to Seattle to take my very first crack at the JLPT, and while I was there I met up with a friend and went to the … Continue reading

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Another Translator’s Nightmare

As I’ve mentioned a time or two before, I’m quite the Studio Ghibli fan.  This isn’t exactly setting me apart from the crowd, mind you; Ghibli’s movies are some of the best loved films to come out of Japan. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Buying Used = Stealing?

I’ve noticed an awful lot of chatter recently in video game forums and blog comments that consists of posters / commentators trying to equate buying used video games with piracy. The argument, as I understand it, is basically that, since … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about color.

After School Days, I needed another cute school romance show that maybe didn’t end with any decapitations.  I decided I’d go with Akaneiro no Somaru Saka, which was recommended in Chris Swett’s anime podcast a few months ago.  I figured … Continue reading

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After School Specials Done Wrong

Dear Diary: Today, in an effort to be more “in tune” with modern anime fandom, I watched all of “School Days” in one sitting. As a result, I now feel slightly more up-to-date, so desired effect achieved and all that. … Continue reading

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