Sunday, October 24, 2010


It feels so abandoned here, programming eats away all the time that chemistry studying and watching Papuwa and such doesn't take up. Though I did see the first four episodes of Queen's blade (while programming in C) and it was pretty good (and would be so even without the nudity). Papuwa I've seen part of before and it's still good, it's much crazier and nonsensical then FLCL though. Well with that I guess it's back to studying for chemistry! You all have fun

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha

I just can't get into this series, I've SLOWLY been watching it. First I did a bunch of episodes in a week, then one episode a week, now I'm down to biweekly. Lucky I only have two episodes left, but I don't know why I just can't get into it, maybe I'm just too distracted by school work and such now.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Sky Crawlers

Alright I just finished watching The Sky Crawlers (a movie involving planes and war) and I enjoyed it. Though basically the movie is social commentary on a variety of topics. The backgrounds looked beautiful, but the characters left a lot to be desired and the voice acting could've used a lot more enthusiasm. To get the full experience of the movie though you HAVE TO stick around for the minute or two of the movie that is AFTER the credits otherwise you miss out big time. At first I was like this is the worst ending ever, but then I fast forwarded to after the credits and I was like WOAH what? It's a mind trip I'll tell you what. I don't like giving spoilers away so I won't say anything, but there are parts of the movie you could sleep through and not miss a beat. That being said I'd still recommend it.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

So I finally watched Ponyo and I must say it was really good. Not the best Studio Ghibli film, but it was still really good. I just wish they did like a 20 years later kind of thing at the end of the film, but it still wasn't all that bad of an ending. Pacing was good and it was only an hour and forty or so minutes, but the children are loud like in Totoro, which is annoying because normalization doesn't work lol. The dubbing was good too, but the subs and dialogue didn't always match well. I did notice one anomaly though: a house was drawn reflected in the water, but the reflection left out the roof over one of the first story windows of the two story house it's no big deal, but I expected more from them.

I've been watching Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha over the past few days as well and I'm liking it, but I'm likely to watch The Sky Crawlers or the anime rendition of Batman in Batman Gotham Knight.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Please Teacher

So actually I'm still watching watching this, but it's not all that good. They have the stupidest names and sayings. Like his disease is a "standstill" what kind of stupid name is that. On top of that the teacher always calls things her "priority one". It's pretty obnoxious. Not much happens here either... basically the same thing over and over. I'm sure the ending is good though, I watched that far once, but the sequel Please Twins was much better.

Also my graphics processor does this weird thing where it uses 70% GPU constantly even when not playing a game, but seems so only after I play a game. Might be due to the newest drivers though and may be on the UI only.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Please Twins

So I just finished up Please Twins (and the OVA) and it was pretty good though this is the second time I've seen them it's been so long I didn't remember most of it. For a 12 episode long series it was actually well paced and the ending was really good, but it's one of those anime where you have to sit after the credits and on top of that it's one of those anime which starts with story before the opening and I really hate when they do that. There are some parts in between that are boring though so it loses a few points there, but it's pretty funny at times so I guess it's pretty good. On top of all that there were times when it was obvious that they were saving budget like repeating two frames over and over and over and over and talking without moving their mouth and such. Still all in all a good series.

On a side note there's some more issues that I don't know if is from the motion interpolation or from the media player, but sometimes if I load up another show it will load the new show's frames and audio and still keep the old audio playing with it!

Well Please Teacher is up next some time, but I think I've seen that already too.... but no matter I'll watch it anyway!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Gun X Sword

So it took a while, but I finally got through it. It wasn't that it was bad or anything, I just have been busy. It's a pretty awesome show and one where the bad guys really weren't all that bad necessarily. The whole story was one of revenge and not really one of these evil guys or anything. The ending was pretty awesome as well, but there's really not room for any sort of sequel because of the whole point of the story, but definitely worth a watch!

I started using motion interpolation as well. It double the frame rate to near 60FPS and the shows look a lot smother, but the problem comes in seeking and edges. When seeking the screen flickers the old frames over the new with the new audio and sometimes with lines on the edge it will flicker there too, but it looks a lot better.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Makai Sengki Disgea

Disgea was pretty funny, dood! I've never played the game so I don't know how similar it is, dood! It was pretty good, dood! It was way too short though, dood! Needed more Prinny, dood! I'm done here, dood!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Ushio and Tora

This show was pretty funny and there was plenty of action too. The animation style is old so it looks weird. The extras are pretty hilarious too: the deleted scenes and the comically deformed theater. The two main characters were developed pretty well, but the side characters stayed pretty stagnant sans one or two. The ending on the other hand was a let down, but was still satisfactory. I also would've liked to see Ushio's father more. Well there's a long list of anime to watch, but I still don't know what's next... probably Disgea.

Oh I forgot to mention that the end song is obnoxious because it is like 6 minutes long!

Friday, July 2, 2010


Alright so I just finished watching Suzuka and it wasn't bad, but it was pretty much your average high school drama anime so no monsters to fight or anything like that. Though it was 26 episodes long they did not really develop most of the cast and that really did pull away from the show especially when a character or two show up as foreground characters, but only a handful of times and only only say a few words and often their next appearance will have basically the same lines. One of them seemed like they should have been meant to be a foil of sorts, but pretty much every time they appeared it was like everyone ignored them and it detracted a bit from the show. I really would've like to see Miki and Yasunobu be more fleshed out, but what can you do?

On a side note I've been playing APB: All Points Bulletin a lot over the last few days and it's super fun, but it's still got a few bugs to work out that really do suck like VOIP randomly cutting out for extended periods of time or the random crashes and disconnects. Still super fun though.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Layout

Yeah, I am back. Amazing I know. I think this is a record about to happen. So, yeah, we decided to change the layout. Time to become slightly more professional and stuffs. Oh, and it might keep changing. Like, maybe the colors. Who knows. But be on the look out.


Okay so Aquarion is probably the best anime I've seen since Kanon, which was the best anime I saw since uh... the one before it. It was epic either way, I just am sad I don't have the movie and OVA. Well I think that covers my epic anime stint for now, I have plenty more to watch, but I just don't think I should right now. Guess that's that, now I'm out of things to put here so uh..... *dances* okay maybe not *stops dancing* er..... have fun!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Not Dead

Sorry I have been gone so long folks. One of the problems of being a blogger is being involved in way too many projects. Like my new blog Back on the Street. I want to thank Enzer for holding things down. He is privied to an idea I have for posting on here. Something involving audio. So, be on the look out

Sakura Wars

So Sakura Wars was pretty good, I've wanted to finish it for a while and actually did so early morning Saturday, but I had to head to Connecticut for Father's Day and it was actually not as bad a trip as usual. Well the anime was good and the ending was good it had good pacing, but they didn't really show a gradual improvement it was: they're good then losing a lot now they're really powerful. They actually had that as part of the story though because their Kobu (steam and spirit powered mechanical armor) run off their spirit power which changes depending on mood and such and near the end it gets so high the Kobu can't handle it so they need to be modified so they can get super powerful. All in all it was really good and had a good ending as well, but there are a few OVA that I'm wondering about... Well I guess it's time to start a Aquarion!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Misaki Chronicles

I remember now that I hated how Divergence Eve ended. The whole thing was another time reversal like ending only this time it threw you back to Misaki's cadet days and then ended abruptly. I actually liked the plot of both of them and the only real complaint I have is the over excessive use of computer generated 3D graphics! Except for ship innards, parts of the planet, and the characters (not counting ghoul and ghoul like creatures) everything is CG. It doesn't give it a good look at all and seemed more like a cheap tactic as animating a clunky robot or craft is a lot cheaper in 3D as you don't need to redraw the model you just tell it to move. They really did feel completely out of place in an anime world and it felt like I was watching Gundam Savior at points, ugh... Anyway everything else is okay to good, nothing super spectacular, though it's oft confusing and the ending needs clarification, but I still liked it. Nonetheless it's Sakura Wars on the chopping block next.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I still think I saw this before, but I have no record of it, either way Magikano was pretty funny. In fact the only thing I didn't like about it was the ending which if you must know was a time reversal so the whole series didn't happen... maybe that's why I don't remember, time got reversed and I ended up not watching it! Well there's not much more to say actually, it was kind of run of the mill, but I had some good laughs anyway. Alright, next up is a rewatch of Divergence Eve then it's time to watch the Misaki Chronicles which is technically the sequel I believe. Happy hunting strangers!

Venus Versus Virus

Venus Versus Virus was pretty entertaining, but like Moeyo Ken it didn't really bring anything big to the party. Worst of all the ending was unreasonably abrupt and lacked resolution. So I won't spoil anything here, but this is how it ended: big battle starts, action freezes right before the first blow, then some dialogue, then end. No resolution, nothing. That is really the only disappointing thing though. The odd part is that it's only 12 episodes, it's one short of one of the normal anime lengths, makes me wonder if they ran out of money or something. Well anyway, I already started watching Magikano... I have this strange sense of deja vu though, I Think I've seen it before, but it's funny none the less so far (1 episode down). Well, enjoy!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Moeyo Ken

I just finished watching Moeyo Ken. It's not a very good anime, but it's not very bad either. I enjoyed the plot though with the mixture of modern and ancient technologies, but for some reason nothing really stood out, but nothing brought it down either. I wouldn't put it on top of my recommendation list, but it won't waste time either, might've been better off making it into 24 episodes instead of 13, but it didn't feel rushed, it just seems like it would've done better for the story and the experience to drag some stuff out more. My favorite character though was Nekomaru, he just had the funniest voice. Anyway I guess that means it's time to watch Venus Versus Virus, have fun.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Kanon (2006)

Kanon is a pretty depressing series, they kill off people more readily then Str.A.In ever did! In between the depressing or sad moments are lots of fun and funny moments though and I think they got a beautiful mixture of emotions to keep you going. One issue I had though is three characters went into the hospital and the main character only visited two of them and he only visited them once... when they were admitted and never in the rest of the series (I think it was about half for those two, the third one went in later and she was NEVER visited). I don't know if there is a manga, but if there is I hope that he actually did visit.

I really don't know what I'm going to watch next, I have a large selection of anime to choose from that I haven't watched, but Aquarion is coming later with Sakura Wars so it's either going to be Venus Versus Virus, Magikano, Moeyo Ken, or Divergence Eve (including the Misaki Chronicles), but I want to save that last one till later so forget that.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Str.A.In: Strategic Armored Infantry

I just finished watching strain and I must say it was dubbed well. I like the plot a lot too, but it feels like it's rushed through and could have been expanded easily from 13 to 24 episodes. It's definitely depressing at points though because they don't care if they kill off a character as easily as slicing through a vacuum (which is super easy by the way). I like this though, they get rid of the whole "oh they're a main character, so they'll win this fight" kind of mentality. It also deals a lot with emotional problems

SPOILER {{the main character Sara loses everyone she's ever loved or cared about and puts up barriers so she won't make friends, then makes friends with a doll that is the key to her strain.}}

as well as showing issues with bullies and whatnot. I'm very confused by the ending though

SPOILER {{The main character ends up over 130 years in the future after fighting her brother due to near light travel, but her old crew picks her up! I can only assume they traveled enough at near light speeds to be able to barely grow older then her.}}

All in all I enjoyed the anime and would definitely suggest it, though there's not as much action as there internal struggles, but it helps develop the characters and really does work with the plot. I suppose my next anime will be Kanon (2006 I believe) but we'll see.


Finished watching the anime Karin. Karin is an anime about a family of vampires living in Japan, but Karin herself is an unvampire and instead produces blood. It was pretty funny and I enjoyed it a lot. Though like most comedic anime it got really serious at the end and I would have liked it if it didn't.

Now I'm watching Str.A.In: Strategic Armored Infantry. It's a space combat anime where they make these things called mimics that are made from embryonic fluids when you're still in the womb, so if it's destroyed you can't fly a strain anymore as it is some sort of control interface kind of thing. It's actually pretty good, but the beginning was really unexpected.

SPOILER: Everyone dies, okay it's at the beginning not a big, but the main character's brother turns traitor and kills everyone at the training camp his sister is at, almost including her.

Also this anime has a character named Dickon and they pronounce it dick in.... really bad idea lol.

Monday, May 24, 2010


I've been using that Firefox extensions for a long period of time now and I definitely recommend it. It has kept low the memory usage of the browser and on top of that it will speed up loading more and more the more tabs you have open. Thus I definitely recommend it! I may make a list of my favorite few and place them on here, or do one a week or something (but look how our plans go, they don't, especially with so many video games to play).

Will there be more craziness later in the week? we'll see!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Finals are more then a minor annoyance!

With all the finals stuff going on: studying, testing, and writing papers; we here at Something Ambiguous have been very busy. In fact the whole college experience has been keeping us a bit busy, but hopefully when summer vacation rolls around we'll have more free time to do things (or the other side of the coin... we won't... mostly due to video games and work, perhaps some extra schooling too). Though I have been posting twitter reviews on games I've been playing, it's more short and sweet then here. I do want to get a full L4D2 review underway soon, not as epically long as my other I suppose though. I'm not sure what Sage Gnosis has planned, but I know there was talk about doing more once the summer starts, so stay tuned (in a week or so when summer actually starts).

You people who actually read this, have fun... and good luck on your finals (if you've got 'em).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Still Alive

I just want everyone who reads this (that guy) to know that Sage Gnosis and Enzer are still alive, and just to prove it we brought in a special gues GlaDOS!


Monday, February 1, 2010



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