Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Because I like dinos and dragons.....

Because I like dinosaurs and dragons, I feel it is my duty to link to an IndyStar story that I stumbled across. Anybody wanna go to the Childrens Museum with me??

Monday, May 15, 2006

Short and quick library patron rant

So, lately I've been reading quite a lot of manga, and that's mainly because the library has been getting quite a bit in. Last summer I bought book 1 of Negima! so I would have something to read on my family vacation, but didn't like it so much as to keep buying it. However, less than a month later, the library got books 2-4 (don't ask me why they didn't get 1). So, I checked them out and read them. They weren't bad. About a month ago, the library got 5-9 of Negima!, but I was resisting the urge to put them on hold. But, when I was at ACen, I got to see the first episode of the anime in English, and so I decided now would be a good time to read the next ones. But, I wanted to re-read the others to refresh my memory. I gave up on getting books 2 and 3,but I was successful in getting 4 and 5. So, here I was, just moments ago, re-reading book 4, and I turn the page only to see that some little hooligan (maybe even the one that insisted on putting nipples on every boob they could) had torn out a page! How unbelievably rude!! It's not your book, you didn't pay for it, so what gives you the right to tear it up?! Grrrr!!! At least I have read this one, and I've actually seen the whole anime fansubbed, but still. The nerve!

Ok, that's it for this rant. Later I'll actually post about ACen, maybe with pictures, but probably not, just because I didn't take very many.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Story time, version 2.1

So, yeah, that last post wasn't supposed to digress as much as it did. I got so caught up the remembering, that I forgot what it was I was writing about. Ooops.
I was supposed to be writing about what anime got me started, especially as a small child, but imstead, I pretty much made a list of most of the anime I've watched as of now. Silly me.
The thing is, I really don't remember most of what I watched when I was little. I have a distant memory that is merely images that I have long since believed was of an anime, but I don't have any idea what it could have been. I think it's of a space or train station, a station of some sort, and the main youngish character gets separated from his? family. But I really don't remember it that well. I'm guessing it was probably a movie. Otherwise, I don't know how much Transformers I watched, and I'm pretty sure the Transformers I did watch was similar to the G. I. Joe I watched, which was more American in its animation style. I think I may have watched some Voltron, but since none of these shows were recorded by my folks, I'm really kinda guessing. I watched more Rainbow Brite, and He-Man and She-Ra. And I know I must have liked Thundercats (since I have an episode, or maybe a movie, on tape) but I cannot for the life of me figure out why. I liked the movie Herself the Elf, but I think I may be one of the few people to have ever seen it, though I was Herself once for Halloween, and we have a Herself the Elf towel...
Anyways, there we have it. I didn't really watch all that much anime when I was younger. So, now I'm making up for it. :)

Speaking of, tomorrow I leave with my brother for Chicago to immerse myself in anime and the American otaku culture, since we will be attending ACen, or Anime Central. It will be highly exciting, even if I don't actually get to cosplay. But I hope I do. Maybe when I get back I'll do a post on that, or even a post on last Sunday, complete with the pictures I took but haven't looked at yet.

Til then, later!