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July 29th, 2007

12:07 am - More on...

...Melody of Oblivion, now that I've watched the other two episodes on the DVD. I think I just really failed to impart the sheer insanity of the show in the previous post. It's made even more cracktastic by the mood of the show being reasonably quiet and enigmatic. Yes, despite the MECHANICAL FIGHTING SOCK MONKEYS being pitted against the heroes at one point, it's low-key and enigmatic.

I think the best comparison would be Revolutionary Girl Utena, really, for the odd combinations of elements, weirdly literary references, and repetitive segments when the Warriors of Melos activate their weapons.

The story arc - they're rarely more than 3 episodes long - that's starting with the last ep on the disc is so far a somewhat straight retelling of the Theseus and the Labyrinth story. Well, if you consider it to involve giant robot wildcats operated by leather daddies, kids in coffins, pornographic Egyptian wall paintings, and a school bus tour. Did I mention it being quiet and enigmatic?

12:24 am - Samurai Deeper Kyo

By Sunday morning I'll be up to the latest volume out, having mainlined half the series in 24 hours. I'm enjoying it a lot despite my complaints in the comments a post or two back.

I am very tempted to scan in a bunch of Yuya's :O faces and title it "The Many Expressions of Yuya."

(Spoilers might be in comments; read at yer own risk.)

ETA: chomiji - just remembered your review of Blade of the Immortal 4 & 5, and your mention of Rin in it - and she's pretty much playing the exact same role as Yuya, only done right, I think.

12:55 pm

Round 3 of Battle for the Emo is up! Go vote!

02:33 pm

20 min. 3.5 mi. (estimated) Total: 505.3 mi. From Rivendell: 42.8 mi. Camped in a hollow, still mooching along through empty country.

I gotta say, having headaches or migraines for four days in a row doesn't do much for your exercise record. :P

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I may have no net but lj friends can text from my profile!

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Withdrawal symptoms setting in!!

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I can't reply to texts from lj by text, so the person who had a Q: i'll have to answer here. :)

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1) I'm watching my fave movie on the Tivo now. What is it?
2) Whither Sanzo?
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