Spice and Bear

Satoshi Kon and Yasutaka Tsutsui

Some good news: Andrew Driver, who translated Yasutaka Tsutsui’s Salmonella Men on Planet Porno, is currently translating Paprika. It should be out next year. I wonder if anyone is working on Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo?

In case there is anyone here who hasn’t yet seen the movie, here are the opening credits of Paprika, perhaps the best part of the show.


N.Z. Bear has been making adjustments to the TTLB ecosystem. I discovered today that The Kawaii Menace has vaulted into the “Large Mammal” category, even though it ranks only #7,097 (or #7,111, depending on where you look) at this moment. My first, now defunct weblog ranked much higher several years ago but never got beyond “Adorable Rodent” status. This all means almost as little as Technorati “authority.”

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  1. At one point USS Clueless was something like #56 on the Technorati list. It’s an honor that’s much overblown. It didn’t get me anything positive; all it got me was lots of junk mail from university types trying to do research who wanted me to fill out idiotic questionaires (which usually betrayed lots of misconceptions about blogging) and lots of “Will you trade links with me?” pathetic link whoring.

    That was at a time when I was doing about 12,000 page loads per day. I’m a lot happier at my current (much lower) level, with the readership I have now.

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