Initially daily but now sporadic blog about anime and world animation with a specific focus on the artists behind the work. Written by Ben Ettinger.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2004

06:32:11 pm , 125 words, 2831 views     Categories: Misc

Irrelevaniae

I was sitting by Pitt River today broiling reading Shimao when I decided on my next translation: 月暈. I still haven't figured out how to translate this strange but wonderful title. The story is no less head-scratching. How am I going to translate something I can't even visualize? It'll be a good challenge.

After sitting by the river for an hour I was driven by the heat to seek the shade in Minnekhada Park, where voracious biting flies drove me crazy and home. Could hear blasting in the distance where urban sprawl is elaborating its ineluctable course. Girls everywhere are wearing hotpants, and it's hard not to stare. I'm still hobbling from my torture session on the mountain two days ago.

Japanese word of the day: 挫折

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

01:23:50 pm , 86 words, 697 views     Categories: Misc

Life is unpredictable

I bought strawberries two weeks ago and they were delicious. I bought strawberries today and they were mediocre.

Found myself rewatching Akarui Kazoku Keikaku today. I find this oddly nondescript story of three people walking around Tokyo looking for ways to commit suicide somehow strangely uplifting.

There was a very finely and delicately animated bit around the middle of Peter Pan #6 where Tiger Lily and John are boarding the pirate ship. I wonder who did it.

On this sunny, beautiful day, this is how I'm feeling: