Ugh.

Next day after the next day after. I still feel like crap, but am at work. (on break!)

Spent some time playing WoWs yesterday; had some decent games, but also had a “derp?” encounter. Was tooling along in my Bogue (Tier 5 carrier), hunting down the red team’s Langley. It took time, because I didn’t see any enemy planes. Finally found him in the far corner, and thought at first he must be AFK, but no, he was moving. I have the air defense version of the Bogue, with two fighter squadrons and a dive bomber; he was a typical Langley with one each and a torp bomber squadron. I parked my fighters nearby and started bringing up my bombers; we spent the next couple of minutes playing cat-and-mouse between our fighter squadrons. With a 2-1 superiority, his timidity didn’t surprise me much, at that point, but his earlier absence from the battle was still odd. Finally he sent the bombers out just as mine arrived, and he mis-timed their movements, giving me a clear shot at both his bombers and carrier.

I wiped his bombers and started chasing his fighters, only to be accosted by an aggrieved complaint in chat.

“Stop camping my planes!”

.

. .

. . .

Stop.

Camping.

My.

Planes.

Say what?

I’m just sort of imagining the captain of the Yamato telling the American dive bombers, “Red Team, you suxxor! Fight with ships, you gimps, and get off teh respawn!”

Even his own team had to call BS on that one… “Dude, that’s his job!” and sadly, since they were better than my team, his teammates found me shortly thereafter and I had no allies left to keep them from sinking me before I could finish him. I did bag one of the attacking DD’s, though.

You know, I recorded that game. I need to figure out how to convert the file and make a “funtage” out of it…

“Stop camping my planes!”

/shakes head

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What’s Up Doc?

So it’s been a while, and I thought I’d catch up while I’m at home today. Had a dental appointment yesterday afternoon, and even though it was just cleaning and a filling, I don’t do well in the chair. It’s a very, very tense thing for me. I don’t have problems with the drill (mostly), it’s the needles, the poking at soft spots (my teeth are in poor condition), etc. When I was younger, it would take an extraction to slow me down. Nowadays, any visit stresses me to the point that I’m down for a day or so. I think I’m getting old… Typing this paragraph wore me out. I was going to summarize the anime I’ve been watching, but I’m feeling much less ambitious, already.

So, something less difficult.
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Big Order

Short version: kinda confusing first few minutes, weird vibes for the next few, then angsty for a bit, followed by violent. And then the last two minutes hits, and it goes full bore Code Geass.

Sorta derivative, but I like it. Well, ok, not “sort of”; there’s even a sick (dying) little sister. Oh, and CC has pink hair in this one.

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Pictures, or It Didn’t Happen

Here you go.

It’s my precious, and I want’s it! Those damn, sneaky Russians keep finding ways to part me from my money. Unfortunately, it’s not ready yet; I talked to HellishYoda and he said that yes, he was a supertester, and no, he couldn’t talk about it. Drat.

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Re: Zero ep. 2

Not going to get deeply into the episode, but the new OP gives away what Natsuki’s power is — which he figures out after he dies and respawns again. And yes, that’s his power; when he dies, it doesn’t stick. He goes back to the same point where he’s standing in front of the fruit vendor. (which isn’t the point he arrived at, btw — I wonder if that’s important?)

So after he dies this time (the muggers killed him), he figures it out, and decides to blow the whole adventure off and figure out how to live a grand life by selling his phone. Only he ends up feeling guilty, since Satella (or whatever her real name is) had helped him — so he tracks Felt down — only to run into the sexy killer I referred to as “Ms. Slaughterhouse.” And the fun begins….

Despite the rather gruesome nature of his power, this is actually a pretty good show, and I’ll be following it.

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Hundred (updated)

Guy and girl at a battle academy, after some sort of alien crap lands, spawning monsters and the only stuff that can fight against them. Actually, it’s guy and girls, plural, of course. So far we’ve got a sister with at least a mildserious bro-con, the sexy boob-a-riffic school prez (she’s not royalty, they just call her the queen), and Emeile, a decidedly feminine room mate guy. Formulaic, by the numbers.

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If you haven’t gotten your fill of harem battle anime, this is not too unpleasant of way to waste your time, but having read several issues of the manga, it’s really not worth it otherwise.

Update: The show this is compared to the most, is of course, Infinite Stratos. However, the guy is not stupidly dense like Ichika, and there’s no Chifuyu-nee. The LN has at least 5 volumes, and by volume 3 at least one of the haremettes is not a fellow Hundred user. Besides the jealous sister, that is.

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Re: Zero

This started with a two-parter as a double episode, which is probably a good thing, as it throws in a fair amount of twists. It starts with a fairly desperate scene, then backs up and acts silly for a while.

Somewhat chunni, somewhat NEET, Natsuki Subaru is on the way back from the convenience store one night, when he’s suddenly sucked into a parallel world. Obviously, this is the work of a cute female sorcerer who has summoned him here to be her hero due to his strong magic ability! So Natsuki reasons, but he soon finds out there are problems with that theory.

First, there’s no cute sorcerer girl around. He’s just in the middle of the street with people looking at him (because he’s acting weird).
Second, he evidences no magical powers whatsoever when he tries.
Third, since all he’s got are some Japanese coins, the fruit vendor he talks to runs him off.
Fourth, no one will give him the time of day, and one guy shoves him into the canal, leading to…
Fifth, while waiting on his clothes to dry in an alley, he gets mugged. He actually gives a good account of himself (he’s not really a NEET, he’s in the kendo club, and works out), but is getting beaten badly when a short blonde girl runs into the alley, and…
Sixth, she has no intention of getting involved, as she’s a thief, running from her victim. Her name, he discovers later, is Felt. For now, she scoots and leaves him to his fate.
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