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Project Ghibli

Project Ghibli

A number of years ago, a theoretically great idea popped into my head for an Anime Music Video centered around the Miyazaki universe. I’ve kept the video a secret with the exception of a small handful of friends to test the idea. I’ve been feeling inspired, as of late, to be creative so this will mark the beginning of production. I get to teach myself how to use Adobe Premiere Pro CS5 and possibly Adobe After Effects CS5 in the process. Sadly, I may have to touch Adobe SoundBooth. God how I hate that program. I just want Audition (formerly Cool Edit Pro) back. Why they axed Audition for Soundbooth is beyond me. I know I’m not the only one who hates the replacement program but I digress.

Project Ghibli is GO!!!! I’ll be posting snippets up here from time to time to share with everyone so stay tuned!

(“i will not take these things for granted” toad the wet sprocket – fear)

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ACen 2007 – Rocky Beginnings


So far, so bad. Sabrina and I paid $41.50 for our “early registration” weekend badges back in the middle of March. That’s almost two months ago. We paid an extra $1.50 to have them mailed to us before the convention so we wouldn’t have to wait in hours of lines to get our badges. Great idea, but in true ACen fashion, they completely fuck it up.

Sabrina was lucky and got her badge yesterday. Me? No such luck. We waited to leave town until the mail showed up today thinking that my badge would be here. Not at all. So we’ve waisted time in town for essentially nothing.

What is ACen’s solution? Raping us for another $5.00 when we get there to wait in line with all of the other people who didn’t get their badges in time. Wait. So we get to pay extra for something they screwed up? Glee! ;( “Oh, but the $5.00 is refundable when you return the envelope with your badge in it if it ever shows up.”

One question. How the FUCK does that make ANY FUCKING SENSE?!! So they’re charging us extra money just to refund it later? Doesn’t that seem like an ass-load of extra work? What The Fuck?!

Since the website (www.acen.org) Has veritably NO useful contact information, I did some research for anybody who wants to try and get a hold of them.

Midwest Anime Promotion Society: 1-847-268-4589

I sent an email to regsupport@acen.org three days ago, but did not receive any sort of response.

There is a line specifically for people who didn’t get their badge in time. Problem is it’s only open until 9:00 tonight, and we’re not going to make it to Chicago by then. So I have to get there at 7 fucking 30 in the morning to fight it out.

I get the sinking feeling that there are going to be hundreds (if not thousands) of people who are going to get screwed from this deal. I don’t know what they had in mind, but they are losing people.

This person at least. ;(


Ergo Proxy: Awakening

Ergo Proxy: Awakening

I had been interested in Ergo Proxy mainly due to the fascinating art style, and when Mancer decided to pick it up during one of FYE’s “Buy 1 Geneon Get 1 Free” dealies, I couldn’t pass on the opportunity to start watching it as well. I think he has the first three volumes, so I should be all set for something to watch. Not like I have anything else of his to watch *coughKenshin*, or play *coughBreathOfFire*… Ah, excuse me. <clears throat> Perhaps I could use some lemonade. ^_^;

Initial impressions on the series are good. I really like the attention to small details. I mean, when was the last anime made that had the main character brushing her teeth? Little, I know, but it’s all in the details. The animation is pretty much on par with what I’d expect from a Geneon (read: Pioneer) title, and the the audio tracks offer my personal choice. Original Japanese in 5.1 Digital Surround. And the main theme song? “Paranoid Android” by Radiohead. Yeah buddy.

As far as the story goes, I’m still in it’s infant stage. It seems kind of Blade-runner / Ghost in the Shell / Bubblegum Crisis / Emo – Cyber-Punk combined. Yup, all good times. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to turn the lights out and finish the next episode.


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