Friday, November 16, 2001

Nov 16 2001

The quest is finally at an end! After trips to both Radio Shack and Best Buy yesterday, I’ve finally managed to correctly wire up our new widescreen TV and home theater system. Cable TV works, the VCR works, and (most importantly for me) the DVD player works. ‘Tis a great conclusion to my journeys, verily.

Unfortunately, the celebration went a bit overboard. My parents and I re-watched Galaxy Quest (what a wonderful film), then I watched Gasaraki volume 3, and then I channel-surfed until 4:00 a.m. I didn’t get to sleep until after 5:00 a.m. Real smart.

As I type this, Dad is dutifully drilling holes in the wall so we can put the myriad desktop devices — connected by a ridulous, labyrinthine tangle of cables — onto appropriate shelves near the TV. So, by tonight, we should have the system completely set up for everyday use.

What else, what else…Toonami Reactor is now providing streaming broadcasts of Star Blazers (space opera) and all four Daft Punk videos, with feeds for Record of Lodoss War (sword and sorcery) and Harlock Saga (70’s space opera) coming soon. Studio Ghibli may not give Disney the American release rights to Hayao Miyazaki’s latest animated film Spirited Away — currently the highest-grossing non-American film in history — and is considering Dreamworks as a distributor instead. Miyazaki has also announced that there “might be a chance” he’ll direct another animated feature film for summer of 2002. I love this man; he’s been announcing his retirement for years now.

That’s about all that I have to announce for now. I’d like to write a rant on something, but I’m operating on three hours of sleep here.

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