TechnicalSolitude

Tech, and everything else I get bored about. Including stuff.

Smash 09 Photos August 9, 2009

Filed under: Anime — reijin64 @ 6:49 pm
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Can be found on my Flickr.

Enjoy. Writeup to follow.

 

Off to SMASH! August 7, 2009

Filed under: Anime,Life,Photography — reijin64 @ 11:18 pm
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With new arsenal in hand..

With new arsenal in hand..

Anyway, I’ll be there all Saturday – if you want to meet up, feel free to E-mail me:

reijin64 [AT] gmail.com 😀

 

Ugh, sick… again. August 5, 2009

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I’VE GOT GREEN STUFF COMING OUT OF MY NOSE, MY HEAD HURTS, AND I’M HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING.

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

ps. Honey Lemon tea is amazingly awesome.

 

Another daily rant… July 27, 2009

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Recruitment agencies really piss me off. 😛

Nonetheless, at least it’s not too bad sitting in my room listening to funk and jazz. This kind of music is what makes the world go round!

Anyway, It’s too freaking cold. However, I have my laptop now and the workstation is a little more enclosed, which does help. It’s cosier now, which kinda keeps me less cold at night. >_> Fucking winter.

Some things I’ve had to work on recently is keeping my skills up with Microsoft Active Directory, exchange and the like. Ever since I stopped going to TAFE courses, i’ve been neglecting those skills, which is something I’ve really got to keep in focus if I want a better job… Alternatively I could see how these pay reviews coming up go – doesn’t really feel like they’re coming at times.

The world is in an interesting state at the moment. It feels more apart than before, yet more together in other ways. The great recession, H1N1, so on, so fourth are causing more havoc than anything. Eventually I reckon this place will tear itself apart at some stage, in one way or another. That’ll be an interesting one to witness, and I have a solid feeling that I’ll be witnessing a world war in one way or another during my lifetime.

But, as you do. Maybe I should get my ass back to study as opposed to ranting about random crap. 😛

reijin out.

 

A taste of the Studio July 21, 2009

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The Dell Studio 15

The Dell Studio 15

Stay tuned for a full review. (The red looks very pretty.)

Anyway, back to watching FMA. In other news, Ayako picked up Senjou no Valkyria again, so hurrah for that. I finally have my decent subs back.

Reijin out.

 

Why Australia post sucks: July 13, 2009

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Jul 12 11:19 Posting/Collection SHIBUYA Branch Tokyo metropolis

Jul 12 15:24 Arrival at outward office of exchange TOKYO INTERNATIONAL Branch Tokyo metropolis

Jul 12 16:21 Dispatch from outward office of exchange TOKYO INTERNATIONAL Branch Tokyo metropolis

Jul 13 11:31 Arrival at inward office of exchange SYDNEY D AUSTRALIA

Jul 13 11:31 Awaiting presentation to customs commissioner SYDNEY D AUSTRALIA

Jul 13 11:34 Departure from inward office of exchange SYDNEY D AUSTRALIA

Jul 13 17:17 Processing at delivery Post Office Scheduled delivery date: AUMPNS AUSTRALIA

Now really, do I need to say anymore? a day from Japan to Sydney.

I send shit to Victoria from ACT and it takes three.

 

Umi Monogatari – First impressions July 8, 2009

Filed under: Anime — reijin64 @ 10:20 pm
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DAT ASS.

DAT ASS.

So, first episode! I have clearly no idea what it’s about either!

(Just wikipedia it you lazy sods)

So I enjoyed the first episode, so that’s surely a good indicator thus far. It does seem very light though, with a interesting storyline. What I did like most though, and what struck me first was the character design – It’s very pretty, just to start it off.

It’s also quite different – Unique, in fact. It’s interestingly styled, and definitely stands out compared to alot of other characters. It does stand out somewhat similarly to ARIA, for those that have seen it.

Contrast... O_o

Contrast... O_o

The characters (so far) have very differing attitudes and distinct styles to the way they act, behave, etc. The seiyuu’s fit the characters very well, too. Although to add some criticism, the siblings are abit generic – It’s the only thing I can pick out without re-watching though.

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There’s quite abit of ARIA-esque styling in it, however. I’d say if you liked ARIA, there’s a good chance you’ll enjoy this series. Same goes for if you like a story with interesting characters, and a story that doesn’t move too quickly. It’s abit difficult to tell right now how fast this will move though, but so far it’s at a very steady pace.

It does get abit dark and ominous towards the end of the first episode, and does add an element of mystery/fantasy to it other than “people who live in water”, however – we’ll see how it pans out. It’s definitely one of those things that you’ll want to watch 2 episodes of at least before making a decision.

Pretteh!

Pretteh!

The background art and music is also nothing short of awesome. Many more points for the art, but the music certainly fits quite well and deserves merit. (Although in some scenes it’s a tad… strange.)

So far the character progression is filling out quite nicely, we’re seeing abit of each’s character traits (of the characters that have been introduced thus far), but we’ll see how far it goes for the next few episodes or so.

All in all, I’d definitely recommend this series to people this season. It’s interesting, it’s pretty, it has a motivating enough storyline to keep people wanting to watch it – and the characters are very likeable.

Anyhow, That’s one down – more to come this week!

Reijin out.