The Haruhi Post of 2014

August 28, 2014

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Sometimes you just have to accept that a show you love won’t come back. But you can still get excited when it pops back into the limelight with a flurry of recent news and events.

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Making a comeback

August 2, 2012

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I have thoughts I no longer want to leave contained in my head to rot!
This by no means that I have the free time to post again, if anything I’m busier than I’ve ever been.
Yet here I am attempting to make a comeback to the blogging scene. (Even if my most popular post was a capture post of all the Nerv logos in the first remake movie)

This’ll be fun ūüôā


Games from Around the World

January 26, 2011

 

I was listening to some podcasts recently and it was mentioned just how culturally wide Video Games are compared¬†to any other medium.¬† After thinking more about it, it’s really quite amazing.¬† We have games coming from literally ALL over the world and we don’t even have to separate¬†them into a different category, like “Foreign Movies”

Mario(Japan) sits there right next to Medal of Honor: Heroes 2(Canada), Assassin’s Creed(Canada owned by the French) sits¬†right next to Alan Wake(Finland), and¬†Heavy Rain (Paris, France) sits right next to Heavenly¬†Sword (Cambridge, England). Let’s not forget¬†Call of Duty created by a California team, the¬†most recent release (BlackOps) had¬†portions of the game¬†developed by teams from all over the world.

My point is we have games developed by different people not just from all parts of the world, but actually still IN all parts of the world.¬† All those different cultures and experiences¬†defining¬†and shaping the gaming experiences¬†they share with the rest of the world and BEST of all, we don’t segregate¬†it.¬† Everything is listed in Alphabetical order, be it the turn based japanese¬†RPG or an american rack up points for shooting someone in the face.

Another fascinating aspect of video games, I visited Washington DC in November of last year, and I was constantly seeing things that reminded me of my trips through Fallout3, I could pull up a map of Arlington and see where the landmarks lined up.¬†¬† I’ve heard stories of people¬†who have said the same after visiting New York, Paris and¬†Tokyo.¬† That through games like Grand Theft Auto, ÔĽŅÔĽŅThe Saboteur¬†and The World Ends With You, they then recognize land marks and know what directions they would go to find others.¬† Video Games have an amazing ability to teach, history, skills, culture, and so much more, and do it in a way that you may not even realize you are learning anything at all.¬† All you know¬†is that you are¬†having fun playing a game.

Gaming isn’t the same the world over, I know what does well in Japan doesn’t always do well here and vice versa(especially when Microsoft is involved).¬† The PS3 and PSP have a much stronger following in the UK¬†than in the US, but they sometimes end up waiting an extra year for games from Nintendo. And really, that’s the only thing that I think we still need to improve, we need more localization teams to help spread gaming¬†to every corner of the Earth.¬†I can’t think of any other entertainment¬†that is so widely distributed the world over and I love it.


So what happened…?

July 8, 2010

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I’m still alive, and about once every other month I check this thing and am amazed that its reporting more traffic than it ever had while I was active.  There are two posts I would like to do soon, one is the Eva post for the 2nd movie, and the other is about AX2010.

The lack of activity though can be traced to:
1) having a full time job. 
And
2) having a Facebook account.  Usually my posts originated from wanting to tell /somebody/ what I thought was cool, and FB fills thaw void well enough with MAL forums completing the process.

Truthfully the reason behind this post is almost as much testing out the WordPress app for Android as it is anything else.

Anyways, I’m excited for this new season of Anime that is upon us, and I hope to post again soon…. or at least within the next month.


And The Daughter of Twenty Faces is Finished.

September 8, 2009

It may have taken FOREVER for Live-eviL to finish it, but it is finally.¬† I’m still downlaoding it, and will FINALLY be able to finish this thing later today.


Aggressive Zone (Needless ED)

August 25, 2009

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Needless is all kinds of awesome and over the top, but the ED is what seals the deal.

I have a feeling that this is going to go down as the best thing to grace my monitor.

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The cd came out, snag it here, and have a great year.


Umineko is SO Awesome it Breaks Time and Space.

August 6, 2009

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The year 1986, location: school festival, event: Live Concert…. FEATURING TOUHOU Cosplayers!!!!!!!!

Oh yeah, and if you can’t recognize her, Jessica is there in the middle dressed as Marisa.¬† For the first second that it was on, I just thought it would be a Live! Alive!! ripoff. Then I realized that she wasn’t just dressed up as any random witch.

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The rest of the episode was only half as entertaining as this concert is. I also desperately want to know if the original VN had this scene in it or not.

Beatrice is shaping up to be a great  character, though I really wonder why furniture is the only things that can see her.

I could go on, but if I really started talking about this show I’d be up all night talking, so for now, I’ll leave it with just this one amazing scene.¬† (Amazing cause it actually got me to post, even Haruhi and it’s FINALLY ending the endless eight didn’t get me here.¬† Though BlazBlue and Project Diva got me pretty close, and I’ll probably come back and talk about them when I get further along.)

Concert1I imagine what he really means is, “what the hell are they dressed as?”