Monday, February 9, 2009

Still Here, Alive and Breathing....

As I stated last Monday, the 10 days prior to that post were filled with many, many family members traipsing throughout my house. That in and of itself, wasn't a problem, though my beloved wife watching 6 kids for the week was, as one individual put it, "Saint-like." Now, the unfortunate side-effect to this (either via a bug one of the bunch brought, or just from my being susceptible due to lack of sleep) was that I got sick. Bad. I ran 102+F fevers a couple nights and in general felt as if a freight-train had struck me.

Or maybe like 6 kids were using my sinus cavity to play hide-n-seek in.

The good news is that I'm back up to... well, working standards, so I'll begin plugging away at getting caught up on my anime viewings.

And speaking of anime, in anime news, The Anime Blog has a post talking about the upcoming second season of The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi that has been (or maybe should be) announced in the Newtype magazine. Moetron did a bit of digging and much to my dismay the "upcoming telecast" in April that is discussed in NewType is actually concerning a re-broadcast of the original season.

Now this is all based off of pre-magazine release information, so there is still hope and maybe this will all clear up tomorrow once the magazine gets released.

Regardless, it's been a year or three (if not 4 at this point) since the first season aired--so one does have to wonder if KyoAni has any concern at all about continuing this anime, or if they're just happy at letting the characters rot in the proverbial Limbo.

Now stumbling back over to my one, true geek-love of books, E! Online reports that in a recent interview, Stephen King has told the truth about Stephanie Meyers, the author of the horridly written, yet oddly beloved Twilight series.

The real difference is that Jo Rowling is a terrific writer and Stephanie Meyer can't write worth a darn. She's not very good.
I've got to be honest... my first response when I read this was "mwahahahahahahahaha." Well, that's the response I sent in the reply email to my beloved wife who sent me the link, and it was the emotion that I was feeling. If my throat wasn't so sore from coughing I would have laughed like that aloud.

In the glee, movies! section of things, there is a new Harry Potter teaser poster out on the net now. Nothing all that fancy but blah. Speaking of movies, the upcoming Avatar: The Last Airbender live action movie had come under fire for being too "white" in its casting choices. Well, one of the actors fell through due to a scheduling conflict so they got a more.... ethnically correct actor to play Zuko (who is the bad guy, but is still a primary character in the story). Well, the nay-sayers still weren't happy, and starting bashing the fact that it was the bad guy who was the only ethnically correct character.

It really does make my brain hurt sometimes at how folks act and react to things.

Star Wars though, had some major spoilers hit the net on Saturday. I covered the one that really interested and excited me in a post dedicated just for it, but also posted an entry that provides some major plot points for the first novel in the Fate of the Jedi series, Outcast in the shape of the dust jacket blurb. Additionally, one can find even more spoilers out there on the net, if one knows where to look for them.

Also in comic news, there's a one shot featuring Fixer (a character from the "lost" opening of A New Hope) and Star Wars: Rebellion is being canceled.

Alas, that's it for this Monday morning. Now it's time to start a whole new week...

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