Saturday, July 28, 2007

X-Men 201 - in which, almost nothing happens.

ComicVine has a recap of X-Men 201 (with possible spoilers, but seriously if you have not read 200, then you probably don't care anyway). Aside from the first four pages, which were very enjoyable, the rest of the issue is:

Rogue: AFK, kthxbye.
Misc. X-Men: 'Oh, we're screwed, now what?'
Cyclops: 'Uh, I dunno...'
Emma: Damnit, do I have to do EVERYTHING around here?

The best dialogue in the entire book (I would say the entire Marvel Universe, but She Hulk is consistently witty) is a brief conversation (in battle of course) between Iceman and Mystique. (Protip: They slept together a few issues back.) Iceman finds that his powers are not working properly, if at all.
Iceman: What did you do to me?
Mystique: Neural Inhibitor, Robert - in my lipstick and...elsewhere.

At this point I laughed hysterically. Click the image if you don't believe me. More fodder for bad fanboy sex jokes. _Add Neural Inhibitor tampon/vagina slang/body cavity joke here_ . Hell, I can't even stop myself from picking the low hanging fruit. It's Mallrats all over again. "Your friend is obsessed with super hero private parts".

As for the Endangered Species backup story- It's just a series of villains telling Beast to feck off. Let me know when to tune back in on that particular over hyped storyline.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Nana Licensed

Finally, someone threw enough money to acquire the Nana anime for release in the US. The lucky money tosser was Viz. No news on either of the live action movies, although if the series does well, I'd bet they'll arrive over here sooner rather than later. Grats to Viz, I hope Nana goes on to sell more than Dragonball. Please...something needs to stop them from re-releasing that show again. Oh also, they got Honey & Clover. I have not watched/read that one, (there are only so many hours in the day!) but I hear great things about it.

Now the otaku arguments can begin about voice actors and possible/probable casting. As for me, I'd like to see some of the music from the show brought over here. Bring me Anna and Olivia! I will buy them legally! Btw, those links go to PVs of Nana op & end songs "Lucy" & "Wish". (I like the English version of Wish better...I am a bad, bad otaku.)

Info from San Diego Comic Con, posted on the intertubes by 'a geek by any other name' and anime news network.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Marvel Superhero Stamps

I'll be off to the post office today.
The USPS has released a set of Marvel Superhero themed stamps.
"The 41-cent stamps honor the creations of Marvel Comics, and also include Sub-Mariner, The Thing, Captain America, the Silver Surfer, the Spider-Woman, the Invincible Iron Man, Elektra and Wolverine." (emphasis added by me)
Read the entire article and see the stamp sheet here.
source: WR Beta (Devil Doll) & Washington Post

Gaming Mash Up & Happy Death Metal

Today is a good day for videos. Yesh. Also, this post has nothing to do with Katamari Damacy, I just liked the word bubble.

The NES Mashup - 8 minutes of joy.

Yellow Machinegun - 3 tiny Japanese ladies that sound a bit like Kitty meets Slayer. Almost spewed my drink all over my keyboard when she started singing. Good times.
Originall found in Japanator's A-Z of J-music in the 'U-Z" section.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

More Random than usual....

This is one of those times where I clicked a link that led to another link...etc.
I blame Digg. Yes, that's it. Digg.

It started off with Oscar the Cat. Oscar can apparently predict nursing home patient's deaths. In the comments section, someone suggested that "Has anyone considered the cat might be an anusshade?" Apparently, I have not been on 4chan / Encyclopedia Dramatica enough to know what the heck they were referring to. So I looked it up on yahoo and was lead to the Quote Database home, which offered me the following gem.

[Kazz] Do vampires have anuses? Cause that's why I wouldn't let this kid invade a vampire's anus in this RPG, right, I was GMing, and his character was an Anus Shade, with the power to possess and control the anuses of people and animals.. and I figured that vampires don't have anuses.
[Zaratustra] a vampire's anus is present, but non-working.
[Zaratustra] like a network card without the appropriate driver.
[Kazz] Wow. You're the biggest dork on Earth.
[Sharkey] And you're DMing an rpg with Anus Shades.

Aniago Girls: Creepy Squared.

Via Danny Choo...
"There's a new type of business aimed at Otaku who love 2D girls but cant stand the face of real girls - satsueikai (photo session) of hybrid models called "Anigao" meaning "anime face". "
Read the entire article, with pictures and VIDEO here.

It's a girl, with a giant, unblinking, silent, anime head. So. flippin'. creepy.

Innocent Venus Ep 1 up @ IGN

Adv Films is streaming ep 1 of Innocent Venus at
Check it out here. I'm unfamiliar with the show, but free anime is free anime. Also, the pre-release price of ep 1 is super cheap. 19.99 for 100 minutes. Volume 1 drops on 8/21/2007.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Smash Bros / Soul Calibur Legends

Samus -Final Smash to Zero Suit. - When Samus Aran does her final smash attack in Smash Bros. Brawl, her suit explodes, leaving her in the Zero Suit. This is cool for a couple of reasons, outside of the obvious fanservice.

1. You can throw the broken suit pieces.
2. Odds are Zero Suit Samus is a fast character, so you get good defense in first form and speed in 2nd form. Good times.

Also, Yoshi has officially been revealed as a playable character. Not surprising, but comforting to me.

via Smash Bros Dojo

Soul Calibur Legends will be getting a new character who seems to be a man, and is named Isuka. He's a Holy Roman Emperor and is probably unplayable. (hooray npc)
via Wii Fanboy

Misc. Blog Dump!


Japanese Beetle Sumo Tournament also known as irl Mushi King.
via Japan Probe
A day in the life of Japanese Spiderman
via Japan Sugoi

Random / Misc.
Funimation has reduced it's staff by10%. A chunk of which came from animeOnline.
via ANN

I'd be remiss if I didn't post this, being Greeky in the real, non-sorority way.
Greek advertisements for Brain Age
. (complete with shmexy nurses?)
Strange, they hate gaming over there. Maybe casual games like Brain Age will change that. (?)

The creepy, mainly nsfw post.

Heisei Democracy found some new hug pillows - complete with boobs and underwear. I'd bet that it has anatomy in the pantsu. If you need a hug pillow with boobs and probably a hole, just go get an inflatable doll and be done with it. (nsfw, duh)

Less creepy hug pillow featuring Ai Enma from Jigoku Shoujo. Quite nice and not as tacky as hug pillows generally are. pics at

Japan Probe has discovered the new fashion trend in Japan. Underwear Gyaru. It's a girl wandering about in her undies, a belt, her cell phone and that's about it. Pants. Invest in them. That being said, she reminds me of FFX2 Rikku. ^_^;;;; (nsfw, did I even need to point that out?)

The Witchblade Takeru manga has officially rendered me agog. In addition to the complete and utter lack of outfit/armor (they don't even attempt to cover the ass), the sex-crazed loli character, the evil/older lady/megane character, the new villain is a guy that eats the lips off of females faces. Ugh. I'm officially holding on to see how far this manga goes. Train wreck each time. Always leaves me with the 0_0! face. Some Japanese scans from the first issue are posted at Scans Daily. (nsfw, mang)

KOF MI:A Intro Video

Don't watch it if you're prone to seizures. Flashy.

info from Cyberfanatix, image from Gpara.