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‘Waiter, there’re noises in this OP!’


I’ve been busy, writing essays and experiencing the loneliness of the long-distance reader. Here’s a list of some post ideas I’ve thrown together, but not worked up: a condensed review of The Skull Man; a post about honour in the eighth episode of Space Runaway Ideon; praise for the mechanical design of the ZZ Gundam; a piece on different attitudes to time and progress, and those attitudes’ effects on our viewing experience; a post asking just what I’ve been doing here, and why; and something approaching the Book of Darkness from Nanoha A’s as a metaphor for text in general (an idea which has no proper relationship with truth but which, like the Book of Darkness, practically writes itself). Some of these may see the light of day eventually.

And here’s a post that I have, more or less, written up. Newtype (the blogger, not the magazine) mentioned the presence of sound effects in some of the openings for Zeta Gundam. I squirrelled this point away in the back of my mind. Now I’m de-squirrelling it. This post is a slightly rambling survey of a fairly insignificant thing — the commentary category in all its glory — so don’t expect any thrilling conclusion. I’m currently a little tired of writing conclusions, thrilling or otherwise. Continue reading

Suck My Blood

Limerick Fodder!
There was a young man from Japan
Who met a vamp with rather nice pan[ties].
He thought it was best
To rest on her chest;
I ain’t his number one fan.

I know very well that even when one isn’t being inspired by classic and not-so-classic literature, one must still pay the bills. This is the most plausible explanation for Rosario + Vampire‘s anime adaption, anyhow. Unlike my entry considering Macross Frontier, I’m not going to make any attempt to judge this one’s objective quality. Rather I will spread a little commentary-oil over the first-impressions water. [Oil and Water: Tracking Images of Pollution in Internet Discourse – I can see it now.] Continue reading