Friday, November 23, 2007

Cease & Desist Update

Wrapping up the cease and desist emails sent out to Comcast users,
Japanator remarks that BayTSP is full of lose and fail.
I concur.

Opinion: New Exiles 2 Solicitation

Note: Incoming bias against Gambit. Sorry, I just can't stand that character. If you like our pink underwear as outerwear, floppy haired, "ragin' cajun" then you should probably just skip this post entirely.

Majoria's News reported that Marvel's solicitations for February 2008 (ack!) have been posted here.
Of interest (and I use this term loosely), New Exiles issue 2. Here, I'll repost the text for you.


Penciled by TOM GRUMMETT
The Exiles have barely arrived in a new dimension before they're struck by disaster! Sabretooth, Psylocke and Mystiq find themselves in the middle of a long-running conflict between the two most powerful figures on the African Continent, the Black Panther and Ororo. As for Rogue, her fate ends up in the hands of a young man who calls himself Gambit - but if you think that tells you what to expect from this character and this story, try again! He needs Rogue to help him save his parents - Oh, and did we mention he breathes water?
32 PGS./ Rated A…$2.99

How to make Gambit even more stupid and/or irritating than he is now?! Turn him into Aquaman, naturally. *headdesk* Claremont used to be my hero. I have no idea wtf has happened to him since...well, since X-Treme X-Men. ;_;

Also, I can't say this for sure, as I am not up to date with the books and may be completely off base; but it really seems as though they take these alternate universes (Ultimate and such) and just retell the same old stories for new audiences. Why not take the opportunity to really change things up? (although Pompous!Rogue in NE has promise) I know in Ultimate X-Men they coupled up Storm and Beast, which was neat, but stuck Rogue with Gambit's powers. Can I please get a break from the "Romy" pairing?

Monday, November 19, 2007

Emails sent....otaku panic

and rightfully so, really.

Anime News Network, the Otaku and (the blogger)Gia have all posted info about a thread in the AnimeSuki forums. Essentially, users were sent notices that they were participating in copyright infringement via Bittorrent anime downloads. The notices cite the DMCA.

(copy & pasted from
Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a United States copyright law which implements two 1996 WIPO treaties. It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services that are used to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works (commonly known as DRM) and criminalizes the act of circumventing an access control, even when there is no infringement of copyright itself. It also heightens the penalties for copyright infringement on the Internet.

This has the possibility of turning into a 'big deal', although most anime fans know that this is likely not the end of fansubbing.

As a concerned fan, I'd check out the larger articles at the following sites:
a geek by any other name (gia)
the Otaku
and the (very long) AnimeSuki thread which lists specific titles being mentioned.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Marvel Admits to the Server Death!

Ah hah, I knew I wasn't hallucinating! (again)

Marvel wrote an article about who to blame. I can agree with this choice. Either this person or Tony Stark if ya ask me.

ANA Airlines

I know I've been posting a lot of videos lately, but when they're as good and strange as this, how can I pass them up?

Found on Tv in Japan

She Hulk 23 Preview

up at CBR.
It's there, keep scrolling.

Big thumbs up to PAD for his first couple of issues of She Hulk.

I think I figured out who the Jen is with the 'broken neck' but I'll wait to have it spelled out when I pick this issue up.

Greatest Halftime Show Evar

(watch out, the MK is upside down from this camera angle)
Shared with me by Freyhon.