In ep.8, Leila-sensei says approximately this about Shipon: "When she looks forward, she only looks forward. When she looks back, she only looks back." She means that Shipon has wild performance swings between outstanding and sucking according to her frame of mind at the time. When I heard it …read more
One small similarity note about Stellvia and Vandread is that both offer a tandem crew arrangement. Moreover, both offer a lovebird crew.
My Vandread screenshot library is lacking.
I've read about female gunners flying Il-2 in WWII with objects of their affections. As far as I know, the practice was …read more
Having a robust OMS system is essential to SSAs capsules for a couple of reasons. First, it serves as a reusable upper stage. It's not just a workaround for the pitiful booster. Having your engine return saves money, and is a part of the value proposition for an RLV. Second …read more
I have tons of old notes which did not meet the majesty criteria for the old blog. They are incomplete, sophomoric (I learned this word from Jeff), silly, disjoint, controversial, etc. Now that I have a pseudo-anonymous blog which nobody reads (sorry, Steven) I feel justified in dumping them.
For …read more
I've got a bunch of notes here. I have screenshots for all of them, but unfortunately, the standard shot size is too big for having lots of them; if I downscale them, captions become unreadable. I'll have to think how to handle supposed core of the blog in the future …read more
Just as with Gurren-Lagann, I have no clear idea why I'm dropping iDOLM@ster Xenoglossia. This show also had everything going for it: a watcheable story, pleasant art and animation, likeable characters, serviceable villains. Haruka is certainly a cutie.
Nonetheless, there it goes after ep.08. Maybe it's the girlmecha …read more
- The Author likes the ED of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi a lot. It's a simple enough presentation; a slide show with b/w images of postwar Japan and a soundtrack.
The soundtrack is "あなたの心に", performed by Megumi Hayashibara. It really is a nice track, I …read more
- Here's just a quick note about the poor animation quality. I have screenshots, but it's a big bother to upload and link them currently, so this is just jotting the material down for future use. Ep.5 - They had a nighttime scene, where animators usually place a round fog, like … read more
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