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07 08 2008 Just a few meta items to mention before I go to bed:

  • Thanks to everyone who offered a temporary place to put images. I think we’re now set until we move to the new server.
  • Divine just returned home from Japan yesterday, so he’s still in catch-up mode for several of his shows, plus whatever new ones he’s thinking of picking up.
  • For this summer season in particular, I think it’s worth saying that just because a first episode isn’t blogged right away doesn’t mean that it’s not being considered. I’ll use World Destruction as an example. I thought the first episode was okay, did well with its strong voice cast, and had some decent story potential, but I’m not exactly leaping to blog it, especially since I’m already following SOUL EATER on Mondays and two shows on Sundays. I’d reconsider though if none of the other series airing this week that I’m interested in (Koihime Musou, Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, or even the new j-drama Yasuko to Kenji) turn out to be any more compelling than World Destruction, and in that case, I’d tweak my schedule a bit so that I can fit World Destruction in. One of the problems this season (and it’s more of an issue for Divine than it is for me) is that most of the shows we’re interested in watching are stacked on a few days of the week – Wednesdays and Thursdays for example – whereas days like Tuesdays and Saturdays are unusually light. That’s why it’ll probably take a little longer than usual for us to settle into a normal blogging schedule.
  • Also, I haven’t forgotten about Daily Doses. They will return as soon as things settle down and I figure out what I want to follow. And a quick thanks to all the people who emailed me about the new ef series.
  • Image at left courtesy of ,on pixiv (account needed to access).

    July 8, 2008 at 4:43 am
    35 comments »
    • July 8, 2008 at 4:51 amMyssa Rei

      Oh, Shirley. Tsk, the last episode was really a kicker for folks who wanted a ‘normal’ and closely-implied hetero relationship in CGR2.

    • July 8, 2008 at 5:15 amNightseer

      Shirley… we’ll miss you…

    • July 8, 2008 at 5:29 amChimasternmay

      Yeah that broke my heart to see Shirley gone now… man i just hope someone elese like her supports Zero now, so hope more CC or Karen take action.

    • July 8, 2008 at 5:38 amTristan

      Hey Omni can you do some research on the FMA 2 and Darker than Black 2 leaks please?

    • July 8, 2008 at 6:32 am8ghosts

      shirley :(

    • July 8, 2008 at 6:47 amShippoyasha

      DIE SHIRLEY, DIE!!!!!! AHAHAHAA jk

    • July 8, 2008 at 7:39 amIKnight

      ‘I am serious. And don’t call me Shirley.’

    • July 8, 2008 at 8:26 amVsf2d

      @Tristan: I highly doubt that. BONES never make sequels.

      Thanks for the update Omni.

    • July 8, 2008 at 9:08 amKutsuki

      Noes Shirley

    • July 8, 2008 at 9:09 amkencute321

      Shirley… It was a sudden death. Lulu will avenge you dont worry. /sob

    • July 8, 2008 at 10:15 amtek

      hell hath no fury like a brilliant strategist scorned :[

    • July 8, 2008 at 10:38 amKaminaLives

      According to Japanator.com, the rumors of sequels for FMA and DTB are false. So there you go. An OVA or movie probably won’t be out of the question (especially for FMA, doubtful for DTB), but series sequel, not too likely.

      Why not blog Birdy the Mighty Decode? Its got a quirky premise with neat character designs, great animation (the fight scenes r0xx0r), and the music is pretty catchy (the ED looks and sounds like something out of Gurren Lagann).

    • July 8, 2008 at 10:42 amKaminaLives

      to stasha j-

      Uh, not sure what the rules are for outside solicitation here at Random Curiosity, so maybe Omni, Divine, or Natrone can field this one…

    • July 8, 2008 at 10:46 amInvy-2pointOh

      poor shirley indeed. there goes the possibilty of a lulu x shirly pairing, not that I really care since I didn’t see that happening anyway.

    • July 8, 2008 at 11:34 amFSTA

      I really didn’t think that Shirley would die. With her memory back again, I didn’t know what was going to happen, but I didn’t think she would die. Who’s next?

    • July 8, 2008 at 11:54 amMikhei

      I hope Suzaku dies now D: he deserves it

    • July 8, 2008 at 12:04 pmDan

      R.I.P Shirley ;_;

    • July 8, 2008 at 1:53 pmDeadlyrain

      @Tristan: Doubt FMA will have a second season, but for DTB it most likely can & will. In that season, two shows people wanted sequels for were DTB and Gurren Lagann. Whereas Gurren Lagann finished strongly, DTB didn’t. Bones is just playing tricks on us though I say in the end. :P

    • July 8, 2008 at 2:16 pmDeadlyrain

      Bah want bigger version of that picture but registering on a Japanese picture gallery site when I don’t know Japanese is a bit… harder then I had expected… :|

    • July 8, 2008 at 2:19 pmEvilDevil

      Shirley could have cure lulu of his siscon/yaoi tendencies (yes, we know lulu, dont deny it)… we will miss you…

    • July 8, 2008 at 2:39 pmDango

      My Deathnote for Code Geass:

      -Rolo
      -V.V
      -The Emperor
      -Orange-kun

    • July 8, 2008 at 3:27 pmColin

      @Tristan, seconding what KaminaLives told you, the document that was used to support the claims has been proven to have been falsified. There’s been murmurs and rumors of a FMA continuation in some form for ages.

      @Deadlyrain, Google is your amigo for those sorts of things:
      http://miezaru.donmai.us/forum/show/4517 should get you past all the tricks and troubles, and believe me, Pixiv is worth the registration.

    • July 8, 2008 at 6:41 pmsui

      Shirley!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • July 8, 2008 at 9:05 pmReiter

      FMA and DTB sequels = cake = lie!

    • July 8, 2008 at 9:51 pmsuckoja

      Oh… Shirley…

    • July 9, 2008 at 5:07 amJeff

      Shirley :(

    • July 9, 2008 at 5:41 amdzdzd

      @Dango
      Replace Orange with Suzaku pl0x, he joined Zero and his now uber cool. Geass Canceler + Zero’s Geass = Infinite obedience trick.

    • July 9, 2008 at 10:06 amkonaha

      I really miss the ‘Snapshots’ sections. Is it possible for Omni to do something similar even though you not planning to follow through? So that we can have a rough gauge of how the title is going to turn out? I miss what Patrik did! =p

    • July 9, 2008 at 12:18 pmFSTA

      @dzdzd

      Good point. Now that Lelouch has Orange, his Geass is even more useful!

    • July 9, 2008 at 3:27 pmxmerokox

      @Deadlyrain: I just did a guided registration for pixiv here :)

    • July 9, 2008 at 7:43 pmLoco Cookie

      Shirley :( I shall miss you. Die Rolo, die! Even if by some 1/124248940234 of a chance Rolo didn’t kill Shirley, go die anyway Rolo.

    • July 9, 2008 at 11:52 pmOmni

      konaha: If I had the time, I would. Someone like him is hard to replace.

    • July 10, 2008 at 8:19 amramiel_salbazier

      New ef?

    • July 10, 2008 at 2:12 pmdivine

      @konaha:
      As an addition to what Omni just said, I was considering covering the first episode of as many new shows as possible this season (in lieu of Snapshots), but the last week of my vacation coincided with the first week of premieres, so I’ve been busy catching up on my shows instead.

      A bit of a shame I agree, but spare time is lacking.

    • July 11, 2008 at 1:52 pmkonaha

      @divine:
      Yea i understand. lol…