August 11, 2019

I'm Sorry. I'm So So Sorry.

I know, I know.  It just made me laugh very, very hard.  Yes, that beat is from "Gentleman" by Psy.

So did this, but for completely different reasons.

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August 09, 2019

Automated Night "Rail"

The Yurikamome Line from Shimbashi to Toyosu isn't technically a rail line since... well... no rails!  It's rolling stock is all rubber-tired people movers running on concrete "tracks".  And it's 100% automated, all computer-controlled.

No real reason to post this, honestly.  It's just pretty watching the lights and sites of Tokyo, Odaiba, and oh, Tokyo Big Sight is the 11th stop.  And it almost makes me feel like I'm a functioning human being.  Duck.  Whatever.  

Enjoy, won't you? 

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August 05, 2019

Random Anime Picture #148: Get Out Of My Head

This past winter season, there was a series called Kaguya-Sama: Love Is War.  The basic plot sounded interesting: two brilliant people at an elite high school are too proud to confess their love to each other, so they engage in an  unannounced "intellectual" duel to get the other to do it first.  These two are surrounded by other characters, of course, and yadda yadda yadda hijinks occur.  So, I recently decided to take a stab at it.


See what I did there?
To be frank, the two main characters are exactly the sort of people in anime I detest... self-absorbed, unlikable, and completely out of touch with reality, with a massive side order of arrogance.  It wasn't until the final vignette of Ep03 that either showed some signs of humanity.  In it, Kaguya, the female protagonist, walks to school for the first time in her life (elite school, remember? Her family is stupidly rich) and ends up escorting a 4th grader who is walking alone and scared.  Despite all that, it's visually quite a striking show, and I can't help but admit to getting some self-loathing enjoyment... self-loathing in that I am kinda disgusted that I find such people entertaining in some way.  The visuals for the OP are quite good, and the song sounds like something Tom Jones would have had a field day with.  The ED, on the other hand, is 100% pedestrian.

Except for the Bleriot XI.  And the zeppelin.  Pedestrian except for those.
Until the aforementioned Ep03 rolled around.  The ending for Ep03 dropped this in our laps:
...and I can't get it out of my head.  I wake up in the morning, and there it is... "Chika, Chika, Chika-chi-kaaaa!"  I go to bed at night, and there it is... "Suki suki doki doki!"  It's amazing just how earwormy it is, how stuck in my brain it's become, and my only hope is that by infecting you with it, the music gods will take pity on me.

Sorry about that.

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