Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Monday Morning Rambling

As those who read this thing over the weekend knows, I'm in the process of moving, and spent the weekend in my new city hunting for a house. While there, I did buy a DVD, and pointed out to my wife how lovely a ForceFX lightsaber would look on all those mantles we saw. When I went to watch the DVD (as I was in dire need of an anime fix) I discovered that the WinXP laptop I had with me did not come with DVD playback codecs, despite the fact that it contains a DVD player. I was less than pleased with HP over that, of course it's probably not their fault as that's a company laptop, so it probably got left off on purpose. Which also explains why I didn't bother downloading a codec for playback. Of course that gave me more time to read, so it was a fine trade off.

But I digress.

SF-wise, I don't have a lot to report. I'll have finished reading Hal Spacejock this week, so I should have a review of that up for you kind folks soon. Second thing is that last week there was a bit on Gizmodo about a 21 foot X-Wing model that was designed to fly with solid-state rockets. The kind that are in model rockets and all. Well, they launched it, and you can see it here. I found it... amusing.

Beyond that, I've got nothing.

Of course, on the anime front, we have Ani-Monday tonight, though I'll only be watching the last hour of it, to catch the two episodes of Noein. As far as fansubs are concerned, this weekend must have been the great release date for the fall series. I come back, and find a whole host of things with 1's by their names. What new shows I downloaded are:

  • Clannad
  • Goshuushosama Ninomiya-kun
  • Da Capo II
  • Shakugan no Shana Second
  • Blue Drop
Of course, I'm not certain if I'll keep up with all of those, as I've not even watched all of them.
Then to top that annoyance off, I've also just downloaded the Sky Girls and Nanaho StrikerS series so that I can watch and review them as well (because I was starting to lack in the animes that I was watching regularly). Sky Girls is a 12 episode series that's finished airing already while Nanaho is at least 25 because that's the last release they made. I'm still waiting for ef-A Tale of Memories to get released, but there's been no movement there.

Oh well, in the end it's not that important.

On final note, don't forget that Transformers and The Invisible get released on DVD on October 16, and Spider-man 3 on Octorber 30. In re-release news Poltergeist and A Clockwork Orange are getting special DVD editions pushed out this month. What movie are you eagerly anticipating as an arrival on DVD? If any.

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