Posts Tagged ‘geek’

Otaku? (+ some not-so-random bishies)

February 24, 2010

You don't get it right? Thats cos only hardcore, obsessive fans would. Don't argue with me on that. (This is one of the many epic designs from Detour Design on Cafepress, click to go there.)

Now, I thought ‘otaku’ was just a word for someone who is obsessed with something, yes it’s more commonly connected to anime/manga etc, but thats not the proper-proper use, is it? In Japanese its a word for someone with an obsession for a certain area(there are other meanings I’m aware of too, its also a suffix like -san/-dono/-chan etc which I wasn’t as aware of lol), but some still want to use it just for anime/manga/eroge obsessions. After becoming a fan of anime/manga when I was 13(I think…) I wasn’t really aware of the use of otaku at all, why would I be? I live in a country that once wrote off most Japanese cartoons as pornographic thanks to Urotsukidoji lol. That was then though, this is now. Much more accepting of it… I think lol.
I’ve always been… easy to get obsessed with something, when I was ickle, it was Dalmatians, thanks to 101 Dalmatians. Favourite Disney movie of all time, and will remain that way, for mostly sentimental reasons I think lol. But that lasted with me, and still is with me now really, until I was 9 or so, when Pokemon arrived, and Pokemon is still with me now lol, can’t wait for Soul Silver to come out!! Am soooo tempted to import… even though there’s only a couple of weeks in between US & UK releases… still seems unfair that we have to wait…

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London Expo – Han style!

May 25, 2009
Read on to find out what this is. If you haven't already seen the loot post at DC.

Read on to find out what this is. If you haven't already seen the loot post at DC.

Yesterday, I went to the London Expo. Han style. I thought it’d be easier to get around the stalls n stuff. Carrying lotsa bags of loot never helps with that though… Not as bad as last time. Only 3 bags to carry back. Biggest thing was the gunpla box lol. Twice the size if not bigger than the 1/144th scale boxes… Onto some piccies.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel – Review/Ecstatic ramble

April 29, 2009

Loved it. I did. My expectations weren’t particularly high… But I loved it. Sooooo much. I mean… it hit so many g-spots(Geek-spots!!! LOL)!! Timelords… Firefly/Serenity, Star Trek and Star Wars…and more. So getting it when its out on DVD. The last brit-comedy I saw was a BIG disappointment.(Lesbian Vampire Killers… was a brilliant idea, but ruined by those irritating, supposed funny men Horne and Corden… It was gonna have Conner(Andrew Lee Potts) from Primeval in it… that would have been brilliant… cos he’s lovely. Horne and Corden are slimey…) I’d forgotten how good time travel movies are. Spotting all the crossover points, its just awesome! Chris O’Dowd ROCKED as always. And Shakespeare(from one ep of Dr Who), Dean Lennox Kelly,(more famous for Shameless). The other guy, the inventer of the Ninja Yodeller, I hadn’t really heard of. (Huh…apparantly he was Shirley Ghostman in that Shirley Ghostman show… can’t saw I watched lol.) Not only them, but Anna Faris was in it. Queen of the Scary Movie movies.

Kinda reminded me of a scifi(sorry… Science Fiction lol) version of say… Coupling? Yeah… Coupling… seems about right… (Holy smidt… didn’t realise the director had directed 42 episode of 2 Pints of Larger and a Packet of Crisps… that might be why it felt familiar…)And the remake of ‘Final Countdown’, well that was just pure win. I kinda hope they’ll be a sequal… but it’s probably better left as just one movie. As they said in the movie, hardly any sequals work. Apart from say…Terminator 2, Toy Story 2… (hopefully Iron Man 2 lol) I could probably list more if I thought about it lol. EDIT: As Louki pointed out… Alien 2 or Aliens! Much more fun than the first one.

So, I say, get out and see FAQ About Time Travel NOW before it leaves cinema’s. The last showing at my local is tomorrow. Which sucks… because its only been only for like a week or so… since the 24th. Not even a week… god… its probably cos of all the new movies… Hannah Freakin’ Montana… Wolverine I won’t argue with cos of LIEEEEV’s presence. (Holy crap he’s only 41…. I thought he was older…. older than Jeffrey Dean Morgan at least… but he’s younger!! YUM!) Anyways… yus… rambled a bit… Well it deserved a longer run… I’m sure its running longer in other cinema’s, and it’ll be in the arty one across the road from me soon I bet…. might see it again to see what I missed the first time around lol.

(PS, the guy who wrote the screenplay, has a blog, here. Checks it out! Am a tad annoyed you can’t comment on it without be a team member… so I’ll post the comment I wanted to post there, here.

I….love-love-LOVED FAQ About Time Travel!! It reignited my belief in British Comedy movies. Lesbian Vampire Killers was…well…disappointing… I wished they kept Andrew Lee Potts in it instead of Horne n Corden… nvm. This was a million times better by far!!
Posted a little rant about it in fact lol… found your blog while I was looking round for links and such.
Once again, loved it!! Hope to see more from ya’s!

EDIT: As for a US cinema release, I thought it was getting one, don’t know when, gomen, and DVD release, well I shall be waiting for that too lol.

Watching Genshiken

July 23, 2008

I’m just watching my Genshiken series 1 DVD’s, and it just makes me smile to see the eroge, and the games, the figures round the room and all that stuff. It’s one of the things that made me wanna become more otaku-esque. And I dont care if otaku is still vaguely offensive, with anime like Genshiken and Welcome to the NHK, its becoming more accepted. Genshiken became my main inspiration after I read/watched it. It’s just awesome…. I’ve been waiting for series 2 to be released in the USA so I could import, but after watching series 1 again I may have to go ahead and download it before that too….

A real life Genshiken Club room..... Hauuuuu

A real life Genshiken Club room..... Hauuuuu


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