Friday, January 4, 2008

Looking to the Weekend

Ah, Friday. The most wonderful day to school kids and office workers. That day which means that at the end of our enforced servitude, we then get 2 whole days away from whatever ills befall us. And by ills, I mean school or work.

Of course, my current ills are neither, as I'm suffering from something much, much worse. An upcoming dentist visit. I went Thursday afternoon, and got some meds, much to my dismay though I will be back there Tuesday afternoon for some more work. Joy. Though it does bring to mind a line from Clarke's Against the Fall of Night, where he talks about humanity gaining, losing and then once more gaining teeth. I think I'll take that book with me on Tuesday, just to amuse myself while being tortured.

Anyways, a few days ago, I discussed the upcoming years crop of SF movies, and indicated which ones I'd like to see the most. Well, I have thus decided that I'd do the same for the upcoming season of anime. Anime blog, A Geek by Any Other Name, has provided the listing of the winter animes and it's from this list that I'll be building my thoughts.

Unfortunately, there are not a whole lot of SF-based animes; with the focus being on adaptations of visual novels, especially of the dating sim variety. The SF ones that attracted my attention the most are as follows:

  • Gunslinger Girl -Il Teatrino-
  • Mnemosyne -Mnemosyne no Musumetachi-
  • Persona -trinity soul-
Of those three, I'll not be watching Mnemosyne. I downloaded the trailer for that series, and was disturbed by the yuri content in the trailer alone; I'm almost scared to see the amount that the series itself has. That said, it is a horror series, and will probably be highly interesting.

This is in addition to the new MACROSS series that had started at the end of the fall season.

Glomping on over to the non-SF based animes, the shows which I'll probably view are:
  • ARIA the Origination
  • H20 -Footprints in the Sand-
  • Hatenkou Yugi
  • Kimi ga Aruji de Shitsuji ga Ore de
  • Ookami to Koushinryou
  • Rosario to Vampire
  • true tears
  • Zoku * Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
Of those, the only one that I'll definitely continue on will probably be Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. The first season of this show was grand fun, and I expect that the second will continue on in that tradition.

I think that's enough about my future viewing habits, so I'll go on with the future of this particular blog. First there are a number of reviews in the process of getting written.
  • Hal Spacejock: Second Course
  • Darth Bane: Rule of Two
  • Shuga Chara
  • Skygirls
  • His Majesty's Dragon
The last one, will probably require yet another read through of the novel in question, as it has been a few months since I read it now.

Beyond that, one can expect my usual inanities of rambling nonsense on Mondays and Fridays, and of course the occasional essay about SF concepts and how they relate to real life events. That last may take a slight backseat as the Presidential race heats up. After all, I love my politics, and I love ranting about them over at the KrashPAD.

I'm just miffed that Huckabee won Iowa's caucus. It should have been Ron Paul.

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