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Server Failures Suck

As some of you might know, many of the images on Random Curiosity are graciously hosted by my friends at Maximum7. Unfortunately, a bout of bad luck struck last week when two of the hard drives on that image server suddenly died. As it was explained to me, a RAID 5 is an array of three drives, and when one drive dies, you can swap it out for a new one without interruption of service. However, in the rare case that two die, which is what happened here, the array becomes irrecoverable. The good thing is that the guys at Max7 were able to provide me with another image server, and divine and I spent several hours uploading images to get it back up to serving most everything that points to it.

The bad thing is that a lot of those archived images are still gone, mainly the ones in Jaalin and Trillian’s old posts (like K-ON! and Saki), because we didn’t maintain second or third copies of those like we do for everything else. I’m honestly not quite sure what to do about it at this point since it doesn’t make sense to have them re-screencap entire series. If by chance anyone out there happens to have those images saved somewhere, please email me, but I suspect that the images in those archives are gone forever.

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September 22, 2009 at 10:41 pm Comments (33)

Bleach – 238

As Ichigo tries to chase after Byakuya, he passes through the forest where Tobiume and Haineko are wandering around.

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September 22, 2009 at 9:58 pm Comments (33)

Princess Lover! – 12 (END)

After seeing Teppei fly off the train, Charlotte notices that Josephine is still alive despite her wound.

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September 21, 2009 at 6:53 am Comments (72)

Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 25 (END)

It’s not over until we get a kiss! Oh crap…


Celestial Being, armed military intervention, GN particles, and Aeolia Schenberg. That’s enough references to make any Gundam 00 fan chuckle under his/her breath. Add in some Lelouch/Zero poses with mention of the United States of Japan and you have CODE GEASS fans smirking as well.

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September 20, 2009 at 5:45 pm Comments (54)

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood – 24

The Homunculi are holding Marcoh in a facility somewhere, and when Envy brings him some food, he questions what they want with him.

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September 20, 2009 at 5:21 am Comments (41)


After returning from the factory, Canaan, Minoru, Yunyun, and Maria find a place to stay in a nearby town.

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September 20, 2009 at 3:48 am Comments (33)

Bakemonogatari – 11

Back at the end of April, at the beginning of Golden Week, Tsubasa had explained to Koyomi how her current family has no blood relation to her thanks to a series of marriages and remarriages.

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September 20, 2009 at 1:02 am Comments (43)

Basquash! – 24

While Flora, Rouge, and the others head to the ruins to meet up with Miyuki, up on the moon, the Legend League competition begins.

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September 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm Comments (14)

Darker than BLACK 2 – CM3


A third commercial for the new Darker than BLACK: Ryuusei no Gemini series aired after today’s episode of Basquash. This one focuses on the new girl Suou talking about the stars and has a nice piano piece in the background, but it’s again stuff that was already shown in the longer promo video that’s available on the official site.

Perhaps more important is the news that, based on a comment Kuwashima Houko made during an event last week, Ryuusei no Gemini might only be one season/cour long. I haven’t seen any official confirmation of this, but MOON PHASE seems to think that it’s one season as well, so it’s likely true.

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September 18, 2009 at 2:22 am Comments (17)

Child’s Play

Show Spoiler for Bleach Chapter 374 ▼

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September 18, 2009 at 12:38 am Comments (23)

Just A Quick Haruhi Update

Today’s episode of Haruhi was indeed Episode 00, and they even kept the Hare Hare Yukai ED at the end. As such, there’s really no point in me blogging the entire episode, and I probably won’t say anything about the last three either if they are indeed Live A Live, The Day of Sagittarius, and Someday in the Rain, unless there’s some sort of announcement for new material.

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September 17, 2009 at 1:40 pm Comments (34)

Bleach – 237

After the remaining captains have Ichigo explain what he learned, they bring in Renji, but Renji doesn’t know much because his Zanpakutou spirits don’t remember anything

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September 15, 2009 at 10:49 pm Comments (35)

Princess Lover! – 11

Before leaving to go save Charlotte, Teppei first meets with his grandfather.

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September 15, 2009 at 5:39 am Comments (27)

Valkyria Chronicles – 24

Alicia faces off against Selvaria at Ghirlandaio by herself, and it soon becomes clear that Selvaria is fighting with much more intensity.

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September 14, 2009 at 5:24 am Comments (45)

Hayate no Gotoku!! 2nd Season – 23, 24

Sakuya turns 15 years old but the episode focused on practically everyone else but her.


Sakuya’s birthday and the “Ferris wheel” scene. Neither were quite what I was expecting, but it seems like we’re finally at the climax of the series. There’s no doubt about it now: episode 25 will be the finale of this second season.

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September 13, 2009 at 5:51 pm Comments (39)

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