Tuesday Rumble: October 23rd
Sometimes, you just have to do something completely shameless- for example, just by typing “Dumbledore is gay” here, I can ride the wave of a recent news story and attract more viewers. And now that all you people have come to this blog for no reason, go away again whilst the regular readers click onwards.
Ratchet and Clank Universe
Ratchet and Clank is a great game series, but there are still ways to make it even better- and one of those ways is through R&C Universe. In this innovative game, every planet that has been featured in an R&C game up until now is available to visit, with all the races, space battles and other mini-games that you could ever wish for! Not only that, but the planets will go beyond their previous incarnations, opening up more locations and settlements for you to explore- meet Ratchet’s friends and family on Veldin, see Angela’s home and participate in the filming of all new Secret Agent Clank episodes! It’s a fully formed universe of its own, and you need never leave…
Ratchet Team Racing
nContinuing the impromptu R&C theme, let’s imagine another game the series really shouldn’t be without- Ratchet Team Racing! Whether you want to grind it up in your groundcar, join the Desert Riders’ hoverbike race or just hoverboard your way up to becoming the next Skidd McMarxx, this is the game for you. Play as Ratchet, Clank, Sasha, Angela, Qwark, Skidd, Al or Skrunch the monkey and burn the rubber in the next galactic tournament! Be warned, though, even getting from planet to planet requires you to race through space against champions like Ace Bunyon- and in the interstellar depths, anything goes!
Gundam 00 1
Here we see the brother of Rosenberg from El Cazador, complete with fetching ponytail.
And here we have the man that generic blonde shota will grow up to be.
“This Liang has nothing on my mighty ‘flagpole’.”
“Indeed, this is one of New Wang’s more disappointing products.”
The Grand Liang stretches up into space.
“Oh my god, I’ve just seen us on the big screen and we’re all so generic looking!”
Don’t you just hate when that happens?
Better than losing your manhood, at least.
Meet Haro: R2D2 edition.
Why do I feel these unpleasant Mai-Otome vibes?
This Week in Anime
Zhuge Liangs reach new proportions.
“Oh my god, I’ve produced some sort of hideous mutant!”
“I can’t be having PILLAR!”
HORSE is available even in the remotest of areas.
Today on Gintama: how to use flowers to get around topics that can’t be broadcast on TV.
Pizza Hut and Coca Cola- working together for a better future.
Limes make a rare appearance.
First we had oranges, but now apples assert their superiority.
Another juicy casualty in the ongoing fruit war.
Anime World Tour: Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou
Welcome to the quietest and most tranquil post-apocalyptic Japan you’ll ever see- much of what was once land is underwater and resources are increasingly thin on the ground, but there are many wonderful sights to see. From trees shaped like lampposts and mushrooms with faces to androids and mystical creatures, there is plenty for explorers to investigate, although there is plenty of provision for those who enjoy the quiet life as well. Stop in at Café Alpha for a nice cup of coffee and conversation, or just wander around enjoying the slower pace of life.
Mini-editorial: Forcing a community?
I meant to write about this last week, but when a lack of energy caused it to be omitted, I had to wait until now. This week, we examine the new situation ay 9rules, already summarised by Hung, one in which members are now required to actively participate in the community if they want their blogs listed on the site (leading to a mass exodus). The question is, can trying to force a community out of people who are there for another service ever work? Certainly scanlators who make people post on their forums before they can download manga only encourages spammers and those with little interest in making a long-term commitment to said forums.
Ultimately, people who want to post on a forum or message board will do so because they want to talk to like-minded people online- trying to force them to overcome apathy and disinterest can never work for long. You’ll either end up with a greatly reduced community that has no purpose other than being a clique for a few die-hards or a diluted place where nothing but the most shallow of comments are exchanged.
(This may seem hypocritical since I’m still on 9rules at the time of writing, but I’m sure in time they’ll kick me out for lack of enthusiasm.)
Harem of the Week: Yuuichi (Kanon)
As a star of his own harem diaries, it is only right that Yuuichi the sarcastic browbeater gets a turn in harem of the week to show off his successes.
Makoto: The hot-headed fox who became a human to be with her beloved; lived her human life under Yuuichi’s thumb.
Ayu: The loli who went to special measures never to grow up so that she could always appeal to Yuuichi’s love of little girls.
Nayuki: The sleepy cousin and childhood friend.
Shiori: The sick girl with a special illness that kept her off school but let her sit outside in the middle of winter wearing light clothes and a loosely wrapped scarf.
Kaori: Shiori’s sister, hides her feelings under a veneer of calm efficiency and brusqueness.
Mai: The strong but silent type who fights monsters in the school at night.
Sayuri: Mai’s best friend, generally cheerful and positive until her tragic past is revealed.
Amusing Search Terms
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gay symbol: The Zhuge Liang.
light falling angel anime: D.N.Angel?
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anime monster white: That’s specific.
government experiment gone wrong: They always do, don’t they?
angel of light and darkness anime art: sounds interesting.
RPGmakerXP nude sprites: I actually have one, but only for a template.
bikini anime: The ultimate in fanservice.
anime lu xun really gay: How many times do I have to tell you?
gaytrainingcamp: Have fun.
“Blondie girl here.
Is she any relation to Pamela Anderson?
“search engine optimization…
It can sometimes become hard to divide the valuable weight loss resource info from the inadequate….“
Indeed it can.
“If toast always lands butter-side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happens if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it? — Steven Wright”
One of the better spam of recent times.