Thursday, December 13, 2007

Christmas Still Chugging Along

Well, Christmas is still chugging along, happily infecting the world around me with visions of sugar plums, candy canes, and thousands of glowing, blinking, colored (and white) lights. As you've might have guessed, I'm something of a scrooge over this all, but that's all right, my beloved wife loves me in spite of my views on this overly commercialized, and over-baked holiday.

Of high interest is that the Star Wars group in my area is having a Christmas party, complete with Dirty Santa give giving. Of course that means, I need to go get a gift--I'm thinking some shojo manga would be appropriate.

Anime-wise, not much has been happening. The series I've been watching have been coming out slowly, and I find myself watching Adult Swim more often. But, good news there is that I can start watching Bleach from the beginning, as it has recently restarted. Now, as long as they don't yank it off the air I'll be all sorts of happy. AniMonday will be playing the short movie, Blood: The Last Vampire (the precursor to the Blood+ anime series currently playing on Adult Swim) this Monday, so we can all look forward to that.

Final bit of important Anime news is that The Anime Blog is having a Christmas giveaway. The deadline is 20 comments on the post, so hurry up and post something (sorry to my readers from other countries, but it's only open to the continental USA).

Much more important than Christmas to a Star Wars fan though, is the fact that Boxing Day is the day which Lucas Books is pushing out the Darth Bane sequel, which Drew talks about on his blog. Personally, I can't wait for this book, as I loved Path of Destruction. Of incredibly high interest is this particular quote from him:

I can honestly say this novel gets pretty dark - I was actually amazed at some of the things my editors at Lucas let me get away with. I went in determined to explore the depths of the dark side, and they didn't make me pull back one bit.
Yes, I'm doing a happy Dark Side dance right about now.

I'm actually eager to read this book. Way to go Drew!

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