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Random Musings – The Calm Before The Storm

I realize that most of my random musings entries these days aren’t really random musings, but rather news posts or quick thoughts on stuff. Regardless, I wrote this entry in one sitting off the top of my head, so consider this the first true “Random Musings” in a long time, and please forgive me if I ramble a little.

Here’s a question that’s been on my mind recently: Have CODE GEASS and Kanon set the bar too high? GEASS’s biggest strength is that it has fantastic writing with plot twists and turns one after another that keep you guessing on what’s going to happen. Kanon’s visuals and emotional impact meanwhile are what I consider a new standard for that type of show, or even for all anime. Between those two, Thursdays for the past half year have been pretty incredible. I’m sad really that they’ve ended, at least for now.

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March 31, 2007 at 2:00 am Comments (76)

FreezeFrame: A Key Paradigm Shift

I think it’s a total waste of ability and resources.

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March 19, 2007 at 11:50 pm Comments (74)

Kanon – 24 (END)

Summary:
Yuuichi wakes up one morning to the sound of alarm clocks and goes next door to wake up Nayuki too.

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March 15, 2007 at 3:14 pm Comments (69)

Kanon – 23

Summary:
Lying in the snow, Yuuichi sees a bright light approach, but it turns out to be just the headlights of a car.

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March 8, 2007 at 2:55 pm Comments (71)

FreezeFrame: We Are What We Eat

Ever crave something, then get exactly what you wanted?

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March 6, 2007 at 1:32 am Comments (35)

Kanon – 22

Summary:
On the way to the hospital, Yuuichi and Nayuki pass by the scene of the accident, and Nayuki is shocked to see the piece of strawberry cake strewn among Akiko’s bags and shoe on the ground.

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March 1, 2007 at 3:03 pm Comments (78)

FreezeFrame: Bittersweet Akiko Jam

No music. No zoom-in slow-motion replay. Sometimes, the unbiased reality is more painful than any dramatic interpretation. In what could have been a recording from a security camera, we’re exposed to a brutal scene in which the mother we’ve come to love as our own is plowed over by two tons of drunken SUV, with nothing but a smashed strawberry cake as a final punch line.

My heart is in pieces, laying somewhere between the shards of windshield and makeshift Smucker’s. Kind of gives a new meaning to “Akiko Jam,” doesn’t it?

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February 26, 2007 at 6:06 pm Comments (31)

Kanon – 21

Summary:
Seven years ago, Ayu had told Yuuichi that her second wish was to go to school with him.

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February 22, 2007 at 3:14 pm Comments (57)

FreezeFrame: All-Star Memorability

THE ALL-STARS

If you’re like me, you waited the whole year for the NBA All Star Weekend to come around – and while Friday and Saturday’s festivities were quite entertaining, were left a bit disappointed at the actual All Star game. There were moments – just a few brief moments – of excitement, but otherwise, the pace and excitement fell back as quickly as it had picked up. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, no problem, you didn’t miss anything besides LeBron embarrass himself with a failed off-the-backboard dunk attempt.

Anyways, I was bored to the point where I started thinking about the all stars in the current anime season. Yeah, the game was that bad.

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February 20, 2007 at 1:47 am Comments (30)

Kanon – 20

Summary:
After their kiss, Ayu immediately apologizes to Yuuichi for ignoring his feelings, but Yuuichi declares that he likes her.

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February 15, 2007 at 4:52 pm Comments (55)

Kanon – 19

Summary:
Seven years ago, when Yuuichi had to return home because winter break was ending, he made a promise to Ayu that he’d come play again the next year.

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February 8, 2007 at 4:29 pm Comments (50)

Kanon – 18

Summary:
On his way to school, Yuuichi gets intentionally bumped into by Shiori because she was happy to see him.

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February 1, 2007 at 4:40 pm Comments (43)

Kanon – 17

Summary:
Yuuichi is greeted back home by Ayu, who notices that he’s not looking so well.

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January 25, 2007 at 3:39 pm Comments (29)

Kanon – 16

Summary:
When Yuuichi and Ayu visit this hospital, Sayuri explains that she heard everything from Mai.

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January 18, 2007 at 4:06 pm Comments (35)

Kanon – 15

Summary:
After telling Yuuichi to remember their training, Mai attacks the demon in front of her.

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January 11, 2007 at 3:34 pm Comments (48)

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