has recommended AKB0048, and now that it is on CrunchyRoll
I may have to take a look at it. However this depends on my To Review pile being reduced from Leaning Tower of Pisa levels to something manageable. I did however manage to complete ef: a tale of melodies
I've also started Thirty Days of Planetes
with Outside the Atmosphere
, Like a Dream
, Return Trajectory
, Part of the Job
, Fly Me to the Moon
, The Lunar Flying Squirrels
(really!), and Sub vs Dub
(the dub is excellent BTW) posted this week. I also wrote a side note on the useful surprises that Zemanta can throw up
. These have detailed synopses and are, by definition, not
I just drafted the Day 13 post for A Modest Request
which is still the master class in how to script infodump if you have to.
This week I began to correct the lack of Rocket Girls
reviews (a shocking oversight on my part) with a review of the eponymous light novel
, and the first sequel
. Alas, a review of the anime may be some time in coming.
I have received review copies of Toradora
and Arakawa Under The Bridge
Season 1 from the nice people at Hanabee, and I will be reviewing those first. These discs will be auctioned off for charity (probably cancer research) at SwanCon.
I received a lovely postcard this week from leecetheartist
' tour of the southwest. This cheered me up quite a bit as I was sick for a chunk of last week (I sort of still am, but I'm trying to ignore that).
I've been lending The Vision of Escaflowne
to one of the Pathfinder players one
disc at a time. The anguished cliff hanger screams have been quite sweet. :)
A fair bit of boardgaming has also cut into my writing time, so I'm a couple of weeks behind on the Pathfinder writeups at the moment (and also missed a session anyway).
Finally I'll be flying to Perth on the 23rd. And that's it for the week.
I was a bit distracted by several gaming sessions over the last fortnight, many thanks to vegetus
for organising at least one of those. Another distraction was the attention brought to my Bumper Sticker Feminism
post by leaving a comment on a relevant Whatever post. Behold the Awesome Power of Whatever
My first thoughts on Puella Magi Madoka Magica
were to compare Kyubey to Mr Morden
, my second thoughts are about the resonance to the Arthurian mythos
. Both posts are mostly spoiler free.
I'm still watching Harem,
er, Sword Art Online
(although I'm not sure why), Say "I Love You"
(cautiously optimistic), Girls Und Panzer
(still fun), and Shin Sekai Yori
(which may still end up on the watch once only list that Madoka Magica
nearly ended up on).Session 15
and Session 16
of the Pathfinder reports are up, my extensive notes for Session 17 are unlikely to be written up any time soon.
To my great surprise this week I have been enjoying Girls Und Panzer
. Note that the end credits are a total earworm, and feature a different chibi-tank each episode.
I've also started catching up with Shin Sekai Yori
, however this is not
a fluffy popcorn anime so I'm reserving comment on that one until I see another couple of episodes.
On Friday I had a couple of games of the deck-building adventure game Thunderstone
. It was fun, but I want to play it a few more times before making a judgement. I've also noticed that there's a new Seven Wonders
expansion out. Has anyone played the Cities expansion, and is it any good?
I may have to look at doing a write up on Kokoro Connect
, it seems that the 13 episodes to date will be it for a while. I've just started watching Shin Sekai Yori
(From the New World) and I was amused to see that the BGM includes Dvorak's From the New World
I also watched Inu X Boku SS
which was enjoyable but had some unfortunate implications arising from the set up.