Author Archives: introspect

A call to rock on 8 years too late

Maybe 8 years is nothing in the grand scheme of things, but I feel so old regardless. Why 8 years? Whoo! That’s why. Contrary to unpopular belief, my Hikki-tardation has limits, and one of those lines in the sand was Bohemian Summer 2000. It was something that I actually kind of avoided, and the ridiculous […]

Needs a third edge

Is it strange that I haven’t seen the first broadcast episode of Macross Frontier, but I’ve listened to Triangler? The brand is strong with MS, and YK to a lesser extent, so while spare time is…spare, a bit of multi-tasking keeps me tuned in. Feelings about the song are mixed. A bit of movement in […]

[SSA] On links and incidentally, synchronicity

This is more for my own assurance than anything else. In short, I see very few outgoing link hits when going over stats. Like, zero. Okay, on average one for text links, and a couple clicks on images. It may be FeedBurner not being able to track most cases or something else, but I’d be […]

Fllng n th blnks

I think that I have a new metric for evaluating a series. It’s not a practical one by any stretch, but there may be a lesson or two in it, and I would encourage everyone to apply that metric at least once in their viewing…careers. Go through the dialog of each episode of a series, […]

Take 5 and God Speed

[Lyrics/Translations] Take 5 is one of those tracks that I can loop over and over again. It tempers irrational exuberance some days and raises the spirit (or spirits) on others, both with a ghostly, dignified poise. Does life and death exist on a continuum, or does a line have to be drawn somewhere? Perhaps the […]

Better later

But not this entry. I thought to liken Moyashimon to something else that got better with age, but we’ll never know if that was just a 3-episode blip or the start of a trend. By now, the consensus is 11 episodes feels like an arbitrary and tacked on best before date.Although, better ought to be […]

Purveyors of quality expressions

I think that True Tears is well executed, but I’m no good at finding animation short cuts, except maybe recycled scenes. Someone pointed out the following the other day.

After the roflstomp

Before getting started, JAXA’s Space Solar Power System reminds me more of SimCity 2000’s Microwave Power Station’s than some War To End All Wars But Won’t. After all, the ensuing widespread fire is infinitely more compelling than watching cannon fodder being mowed down like it’s another day at the office. This isn’t strictly about Gundam […]

The power of representation

My lack of a recording device is more than made up for by pretty much everyone else in attendance. I hope. I think that being in the fourth row in the presence of an orchestrated Simple and Clean aka Hikari made my month, making this bleak February weather just a little less annoying. I’m going […]

Olive branches cradling the world

Wasn’t it supposed to represent all that’s good on this planet? As opposed to a dysfunctional bunch of peacemakers (how’s that war on war going?), or some conspiracy device that showed up 17 episodes too late. The future is bright! In related news, I have no idea how or why, but the red planet got […]