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Rain, A Trail, and a River

On Saturday, I took a walk down to a stream that runs near my house. As soon as I stepped out of my door, a light drizzle began to fall. I shrugged to myself; I didn’t mind getting a little wet, and there are quite a few trees on either side of the stream. The stream runs through a stretch of grass that lies on either side of a small street. It’s officially a park, even though it’s less than two hundred yards long. […]

Homemade Food

I’ve probably bored everyone with my oft-repeated boast that pretty much everything I eat now is home-made. There are a few conscious exceptions. I don’t make the crackers I eat at lunch, and I go out to eat two or three times a week (usually at a sit-down restaurant). But it is a fair amount of work. I find myself in the kitchen pretty much every day to keep ahead of my appetite. It isn’t hard; it’s […]

Monday, September 4, 2006

I spent a fair amount of this morning cleaning up from the weekend’s activities. My parents were over, helping me with further renovations to my house. That’s been going on for weeks now, as I try to finish up most of the unfinished things that I’ve been living with for almost two years now. My parents have been great in helping me out; true professionals, doing all sorts of stuff and dealing with my mood […]

A girl

I’m working on an animation idea. Here’s your chance to influence an animation (well, a possible animation) at its earliest stage. What do you think of this girl? Drawn by Monica Marier I’m looking for general impressions and ideas. What’s her personality? What does she like to do in her spare time? What’s her favorite dessert? Comments: Gret To me she seems like the typical unhappily married wife that […]

You’re clearly not ready for a Spriggan!

To continue with yesterday’s anime review, this evening I watched Spriggan. Fortunately, it was exactly what I wanted to watch tonight: beautifully-animated action with a plot just interesting enough to engage a few brain cells, but not enough to require much real mental effort. The plot concerns enhanced humans who fight to keep humans alive, and a plot to resurrect a massive artifact that will, naturally, destroy the world. Katsuhiro […]

Pretentious Anime

I finally watched Jin-Roh a couple nights ago. It’s been out for quite a few years, but I never got around to it. It looked a bit too heavy-handed and dark for my tastes. And sure enough, it was very heavy-handed and dark. It was created and directed by Mamoru Oshii, who can consistently create jaw-dropping visuals, but frankly little else. His plots are so laden with metaphor that […]

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