Random notes

Some good news for Steven: it looks like there are plans for a Strike Witches TV series. I’m ambivalent, myself. The eight-minute OVA was perfect in its way (and perfectly absurd); a regular series, even if done well, is going to seem diffuse in comparison.


I’ve got the week off. I’ve been reading Diana Wynne Jones rather than than watching anime, though, so I don’t have much to report. I have noticed that many recent visitors find this weblog through searches involving the terms “gothic,” “lolita,”, “Kei” and “Moyashimon,” which makes me apprehensive about the second half of the series. I suppose Kei does look a bit girlish, but I doubt that he’ll be as charming as Aspergillus. (If I were to tell a young woman that she’s as cute as a fungus, would she understand that I mean it as a compliment? Probably not.)


We have an uncommon event here in Wichita: a white Christmas. That happens maybe once in ten years.

I considered posting a tune from the Sailor Moon Christmas albums today, but I’m not sure that punishing your readership is a good idea. If you would like to hear some less-familiar Christmas carols, there are some MIDIs on my other weblog.


Not anime, but geeky: mathematical needlework; crocheting a Sierpinski triangle; a how-to book, with projects and papers. (The first link may be slow to load.)

3 thoughts on “Random notes”

  1. This is great news!

    Obviously there are no guarantees, but I think that a Strike Witches series could be really good. The potential is certainly there. The OVA felt rushed to me, and the story was far from being complete. I think it could become a full series without feeling spread and lethargic — especially if they do it in 13 eps instead of trying to go for 26.

  2. I hate to break it to you, but apparently those four words are related, if the screencaps I’ve seen are anything to go by. What you should not do at this point is a Danbooru search for “Moyashimon” and “trap” at the same time.

  3. To all and sundry:

    Don asked me to post that he’s unexpectedly away from his computer for a couple of days. He’ll catch up when he returns.


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