Friday, January 5, 2001

Jan 05 2001

Yeeeha! other-space.com is now finally hosted on WebMages.

Based on my experiences with rendering my Iria anime music video last night (every attempt to render the final video came out screwy), I’m thinking about upgrading my computer. I could replace the motherboard and CPUs with dual P3 800s, and add a 9 GB SCSI hard drive and controller, for about $1,200. I could afford it, too. :-)

I shouldn’t have spoken quite so soon, though; when I got home from work, I realized I had a bunch of extra video taking up space on my main hard drive. After deleting those and re-rendering, the rendered movie came out just fine. Now I need to “debug” the bits of the video that can be improved.

got my Christmas presents from Saalon today; Princess Mononoke on DVD and a model of Vash the Stampede from Trigun. I’ve been looking for these! Thanks, Saal. You’re the best.

(As discussed earlier, I traded in Mononoke since I already have a copy, for the second Bubblegum Crisis 2040 DVD. Eeeexcellent.)

As I walked around the mall after returning the Mononoke DVD, I glanced at a display in Chesapeake Knife and Tool and saw, to my amazement, an authentic replica of the Pilgrim’s Cross from the Wing Commander movie, on sale for USD $23. I couldn’t resist; I bought one. It’s awfully cool, though I don’t think I’m going to wear it around my neck. The blade is removable, but unfortunately it doesn’t extend and retract.

Ooooh, and UMJAMS reports that Yoshitoshi ABe (serial experiments: lain, NieA_7) is going to release a 48-page manga in America this May, telling the tale of two twin girls living in a post-apocalyptic world. Man, do I want a copy of that. I also note that AB’s updated his homepage recently with new CG works.

And…uh…anime South Park (you’ll have to dig to find it). What’s really odd is that they look fantastic.

And while we’re on the subject of cool anime art, I want this to be the cover of a fantasy book I write, if I ever do. It’s part of this website.

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