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This blog is taking break for the next few weeks. The events of the past month is too much even for the Anon of the Internet to bare. Its time for the Anon to go back to the things that makes him human. The world has seen the dirt and utter detritus of a nation whose great statements have fallen by the way side, by the evil governments, the media that has already capliculated these same governments, and has taken away those that refuse to let the world push them down to roles and styles that were thrown away by these same elite.

These are the times that test men's souls. Let God handle what is God, and let man not try to play God. Man's perfidy beautifully told in the great works of Tesuka. We as a civilization is destined to die a slow painful death with no respite, no remorse, nor joy. Man has taken away his own divinity for 30 pieces of Lucre. We will breed ourselves to nothingness and nothingness we shall return. We are Political Prisoners, waiting to be sent to jail for the wrong comic book and are you shocked when other countries want to protect their culture? Racism never had a better advocate. 

The world is enough without us. The only Prayer i have left from my damned soul is this.

To these four who have passed from the sight of human misery,

May God Protect Them and Keep Them.
May God Above Give them the grace they have always desired
May the Lord, the great and terrible King, have the light shine upon these souls,
and finally place them in His Forever-lasting, Perfect and Neverending Peace.

Amen.
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Well at 9 pm UK time I will be off to see blood, So what do you think this film is going to be like? I will be writing a review when I get back and Im hoping that it will be a good one! Lets put Dragon Ball behind us and hope that the this is going to be good.
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I'm getting better at this video blogging thing. Still pretty fun for me.

  



Extra thoughts:

-Baku's boyfriend stats have increased 20X; I came home yesterday, and there was Romeo X Juliet (first half of season) on DVD
 sitting on the table. :)
-Other Anime watched worth mentioning with brief comments:
   -2nd episode of Tsubasa Shunraiki - much better than the first. More action, questions answered, but then more are posed and you're still left thinking "WTF"
   -XXXholic (s. 1 & 2, plus OVAs)- Made of awesome sauce! Really cool with tie in to superstition and folklore. Still trying to make sense of half of the stuff Yuko says.
  For some reason, this show doesn't bother my critical eye that much except for when I'm trying to connect it with Tsubasa. I don't find myself overanalyzing it. :)
  -Finished Kuroshitsuji. Such a badass show! Think Addams Family crossed with Scooby Doo (although the "dog" comes in late, doesn't talk, and isn't in every episode).   
  Starts out seeming like a dark comedy, but turns into a big, complicated mystery. Add in angels and demons, the apocalypse of sorts, and 19th c. Victorian clothing & social
  moirees and BAM! you've got yourself a fantastic gothic horror that is true credit to the genre!

Mmmm...going to get back to some anime viewing and wiki business. No work tomorrow!

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(Crossposted from NikoScream)

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is the latest in Michael Bay’s foray into the multi-million-dollar toy commercials that are the Transformers movies. Returning are stars Shia LaBeouf as Sam Witwicky and Megan Fox as Mikaela Banes, as well as Peter Cullen and Hugo Weaving reprising their voices as Optimus Prime and Megatron respectively. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen is essentially better than 2007’s Transformers. Bay manages to turn everything up a notch, which unfortunately includes some of the weaknesses of the first movie.

This movie takes place two years after the first one. The Autobots have entered into a deal of asylum with the U.S. government and work with it to take down rogue Decepticons. However, the higher ups in the government are a bit weary and suspect of the Autobots, believing them to be the reason for Decepticon attacks. Meanwhile, Sam is off to college and hopefully a normal life. That doesn’t work too well with the information of the All Spark downloaded into his head.

Cue Decepticons hunting him down and Autobots fighting to protect him. Throw in scantily-clad hot girls, slow motion and explosions, stir with a Bad Boys 2 poster and you have a Michael Bay film whether you like it or not.

Probably the best part of the film is the greater concentration on the Transformers. Decepticons other than Megatron actually get real dialog this time. Starscream, who got screwed in the last movie with no real lines or character, is as cowardly yet power hungry as usual, not to mention he actually talks. Soundwave (with his original voice from Frank Welker) forgoes his traditional boom box form for a satellite, yet it actually works for him. While he doesn’t fight himself, Soundwave does launch out Rampage, who does keep true to his jaguar-like form.

As for the Autobots, they’re here in full force as well. Optimus Prime is as awesome as he should be. Probably the top three fights in the movie are his, and he’s good in them. It’s no wonder why he’s the leader of the Autobots when he takes on Megatron, Starscream and other Decepticons all on his own. Not to mention Peter Cullen continues to deliver that iconic and awe-inspiring voice of his.

While Ironhide and Ratchet don’t get as much screen time as in the first movie, we do get introduced to plenty of new Autobots who followed Optimus’ message at the end of movie one. Sideswipe is a new Chevy Corvette Stingray concept, which works for a sleek design in both vehicle and robot modes. Then there’s the Arcee team, a trio of female motorcycle Autobots lead by Arcee. There’s also Jetfire, portrayed as an elderly Transformer with an SR-71 Blackbird jet mode. To ease some worries about Jetfire, while he has a cane that actually is integrated into his transformation, he does use it as a weapon. That’s probably what its real purpose is, while Jetfire uses it as a cane due to malfunctioning legs.

The film also does well to include more aspects of Transformers mythos. Energon exists, as does a certain Matrix of Leadership, oddly lacking finger grips though. We also have the existence of other Primes in the past, showing that the Prime name is a name of leadership.

The plot is fairly cohesive, more so than the first one. There are no real out-of-place subplots, and everything ties into the main story. Still, a good deal of the scenes could have been shorter, as the movie really does not need its two and a half hours of running time.

Going in that direction though, one of the things that should have been cut down is the comic relief. The comedy gets old quick in my opinion. While Sam’s parents (Kevin Dunn and Julie White) comedic character development and Agent Simmons (John Turturro) wardrobe malfunction is bearable, there are a few more relief characters than necessary.

First we have Leo (Ramón Rodríguez), Sam’s know-it-all college roommate with a penchant for whining and complaining and who just happens to run a conspiracy website featuring robotic aliens (What a coincidence on Sam’s part). He doesn’t feel like he adds anything to the film. However, he one thing well, and that’s making Sam far more likeable in contrast.

Then we have Skids and Mudflap, two annoying Autobot twins. As established in the first movie that the Autobots learn about Earth from the internet, these two must have went to the most ghetto website imaginable. They talk with street-thug accents. Neither is particularly bright. Skids even has gold-and-silver-plated buckteeth. Anyone who found Jazz offensive in the first movie will have a field day with these two. I just found them annoying and hardly redeeming. Heck, even Wheelie is more likeable.

Similar to the first film and despite more focus on Transformers, this film still has too much concentration on the humans. The similarities to a teen romance drama are still strong, especially at Sam’s college with rowdy frat boys and compromising situations with girls who are not Sam’s girlfriend Mikaela. While I wish there is less, it’s still fairly concentrated in just the first half and is left alone as the plot progresses.

The final battle does concentrate more on the human soldiers fighting. However, given that the Transformers get the focus in the several fights spread throughout the movie, and that the soldiers are supposed to be working with the Autobots as equals, it does only seem fair and forgivable.

One final problem the film has is keeping track of Transformers. There are a lot of Decepticons, most of which aren’t distinguishable. It’s sad having to rely on the toys to tell us who’s who. Also, we have the Constructicons, and they do form Devastator, yet there are Constructicons fighting while Devastator fights elsewhere.

Speaking of Devastator, yes he has testicles, and yes that scene is ridiculous and unnecessary.

Overall, it’s a decent movie. The best way to recommend this is if you liked the 2007 Transformers, you’ll love this. It is a better movie. However, if you hated the 2007 film, be it from too much people, too stupid comedy, distaste of designs or just too much Bay-ness, you won’t hate this as much but you still probably won’t like it. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would, and so did some of my more old-school Transformer fan friends, so you might too.

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And maybe home video too
http://www.mania.com/streaming-killed-video-star-itself_article_115901.html


I have to agreee- no one's figured out how to make money off the internet, and it's something that can just cannibalizes sales and profits from dvd releases.
Here's hopeing Chris' doom forseeing proves wrong, and anime companies keep releasing dvd's here.....
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http://moonstorm.podomatic.com/entry/2009-06-25T12_19_12-07_00
Joining MoonStorm, Lunermoth, RedRoses, Cogito in half of the ep. the first half was distroyed by being recored when skype crased and reset the reording.
Let start with Takahashi figs
Life sized gundam is alive and a pink one.
Cool college website.
New vs old OP of haruhi
New tekken char.
Girls on you DSi
Phlosphers guide.
Astro Boy leaked images.
GIGANTOR is also alive.
EVA everyting.
Coffee robot is cute.
Please make better fake vids.
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Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Returns to FUNimation Video Portal

FUNimation Entertainment has officially announced the return of its video portal after a brief hiatus. Included in this return will be the newest episode of Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood. Available for streaming on Thursday, June 25 will be Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood episodes 10 and 11. Also debuting today is the latest episode of Fullmetal Alchemist:Brotherhood: episode 12.

The new portal introduces many new backend features, including greater bandwidth, and we are continuing to develop and implement new features and functionality.

However, fans can let us know about any issues by posting on the Official FUNimation Video Portal thread here <http://community.funimation.com/tt.aspx?forumid=40 >.

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