Day: July 21, 2009
If I hadn’t watched so many crappy anime for this series, I’d think that Pita Ten was a lot worse than it was. Instead of being “awful”, it only ends up being “really bad” (to say nothing of say, “transcendentally terrible”). It’s almost entirely filler, but it’s not the worst filler I’ve ever seen. I can barely differentiate the characters, but there have been totally unnecessary ones. And the voices are grating, but at least my ears didn’t bleed.
I don’t watch old dramas anymore these days but D-Addicts series of the week this week caught my eye. The drama focuses on Riri, the best friend of Anna who is a complete idiot and thinks every guy she meets wants to jump into her pants. The entire irony of the series is Japanese women are supposed to be reserved and not think that way, but Becky comes through as the character that breaks all the rules. Sure she may seem obnoxious and she pisses all the guys off because they have 0 interest in her, however watching all the commotion she causes made me roar with laughter. Becky is half British half Japanese so that is possibly why she was cast for this role…and she does a great job of portraying it! I can’t think of a more fitting person to cast as Riri. The funnier part is her best friend Anna totally understands Riri and all her stupid misunderstandings, so no matter how much the guys are like “WTFF?!” Anna is like “umm okay whatever ^_^” It’s almost to the point of ignorantly stupid but we’ll see if that ignorance bites her in the ass by the end of the series.
I’m still in the process of downloading it but go grab it while it’s still being seeded this week! If by the end of the first episode you didn’t find yourself LOLing, then you may have to give this series a pass. Me on the other hand – this is what I’ll probably be watching all week
So in a bit of foppery and whim this weekend, I had ended up reading a crapload of paleoconservative political theory. Now, I’m a bit rusty with my German history as it’s been like 7 years since I studied Europe between the Council of Vienna and World War I, but some synapses started firing. Obviously the Prussia part would make me think of Legend of the Galactic Heroes, but the real connection was thinking about the relationship of the state and the populace in both liberal and conservative forms. Note that when I say “liberal” and “conservative” I mean them in the classical way, rather than in the “Obama is an atheistic islamofascistic terrorist communist socialist liberal” way.
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