Monday, August 27, 2001

Heh. I’ve kinda slacked off when it comes to updating this diary. Oh well.

Friday night, my Dad came home from oral surgery and spent the rest of the night in the den watching television. Since the den has the only working DVD player in the house, I had to wait until 11:00 p.m. to pop in the first NieA Under 7 disc.

[Screen shot from NieA_7]

I had planned to only watch the first episode, but ended up watching all of them. I’m happy to report that I still have a weird love for this series, and I have no idea why. There’s a fair amount of stupid comedy, which gets old (particularly in the third episode), but when the show decides to be serious, it suddenly drops into beautiful, compelling character moments.

By this point it was past my bed time, but I went all-out and watched the first few episodes of Robotech: The Macross Saga. I had no idea it was so well-animated and just plain cool to watch. There are several frankly incredible action segments in the first two episodes alone.

[Robotech DVD cover]

Other than that, I didn’t do much of consequence this weekend. I spent a fair amount of time trying to track two phantom bugs in Calliope, making no progress whatsoever.

I also got an e-mail from Eugenia Loli-Queru, where she offerred to give me a new engine for Kamidake. That would be handy, though I worry about size and complexity. I may not be able to grok the code.

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