Ever since gmail switched the interface, I’ve started to dislike it more and more. There is constantly a notification or two hovering over my emails about some feature I could give two shits about. Really, the whole never ending notifications extends to pretty much everything Google does that isn’t the search engine. How many hundreds of times will I have to click an x on the same thing before the system says to itself, “you know what? I don’t think this guy is interested.”
Additionally, making filters has been changed to where it auto-skips past the most im-frickin-portant steps (actually defining what will get something filtered). That’s the whole damn point!
Twitter has been getting on my nerves but they seem to finally believe that I understand about the @mrsickvisionz and Activity buttons. What really pisses me off though is that promoted tweets show up in my feed even if nobody I know retweeted it. This shit is going down the crapper pretty fast.
My Kaiba set from Siren Visual (Australia) came in the mail earlier today. It came with a bonus noitaminA disc with the first episodes from three series. The more and more anime I get from other countries the more and more I scratch my idea about how the US releases stuff.
Also, Welcome to Inabu’s Office is pretty insane. I really want to see more of that. It’s like the art style of Tom Goes to the Mayor (a classic) combined with the pre-K art collage monsters of Madoka Magica with a story that has the same somewhat realistic but crazy feel of Tatami Galaxy.
I was on freaking BBSs back in the day. I lived in DOS. My mom used to take me to work and I played on AutoCAD. I was into programming. I actually made multiple text adventure games.
But now… now I’m baffled by the Facebook wall, I still don’t “get” most websites, the “Activity” link on Twitter has completely lost me, and I just noticed that the little rectangles under Tumblr posts is people interacting with it (I thought they were tweets or something)… and I still don’t quite understand how you’re supposed to read the Tumblr timeline.
So Im reading a pornstar bio of April O’Neil (yay, everyone is a nerd now! That’s what the cool kids are into now, right?), a German-Mexican-Russian-Nicaraguan-bisexual Jew. Two things she wont do: anal and interracial. This immediately made me super lol. There’s a lot of stuff to draw from this.
#1 Boning outside your race is down there with anal sex and seemingly less acceptable than being bisexual and a pornstar.
#2 $50 says that German-Mexican-Russian-Nicaraguan-Jew = White when it comes to interracial.
#3 Now… just pause and think about this: a German-Mexican-Russian-Nicaraguan-Jew is adverse to interracial. Don’t rush. Let it marinate for at least 5 seconds. A German-Mexican-Russian-Nicaraguan-Jew is adverse to interracial.
Ahh, internet. You never let me down.
I actually planned on ordering all of these in October, but DeKalb County paycheck shenanigan put those plans on ice until now. My ordered shipped out from Japan on November 8 and was at my doorstep from Amazon.jp via DHL at about 10:30am on November 9th. It seems super quick, which it is, but it’s also aided by Japan being like 13 hours ahead of us so it’s like you gain a alternate realm extra shipping day in there somewhere. Anyways, my pickups were the Kure-nai Blu-ray Box Set and both Book of Bantorra DVD Sets.
Kure-nai (Full Picture Library HERE)
The Kure-nai one was really nice and was packaged as a 4-panel Digicase inside of a cardboard holder. As a bonus, it included a 96-page booklet with artwork, interviews, and a bunch of other stuff. I’ve only looked at the first disc, but it included a commentary track on the episode I was watching as well as some storyboard/pre-vis versions of various scenes. Very nice.
Book of Bantorra (Full Picture Library Here)
Book of Bantorra was a Rondo Robe release so it was pretty light on physical bonus items, and by light I mean it didn’t come with any… which puts it on par with your standard US anime release. However, the first disc (the only one I’ve seen so far) includes a commentary episode, a bizarre music video by Ali Project (I think), an AMV, and a weird behind the scenes video that includes
- a studio tour with a voice actress,
- a Bantorra Q&A at a panel,
- information about the characters/setting,
- and the thing that actually makes it weird: the whole thing is hosted/guided by an AKB48 member doing in-character cosplay as a character from the show
It’s actually a pretty nice digital package. Additionally, both sets were pretty cheap, costing me only about $50 each which actually puts them in the price range of a US release.