Speaking as someone who develops new technology for military systems, this is one of those times where I wonder if technology has gone backwards…
On a non-anime side note, both bro and I have been playing gpro alot recently. I just received another 5th place in the last race which makes it my third straight 5th place and my fifth in the last six races. Sigh. If anyone is interested in online formula racing, drop me a comment and join. I’d like to get a team started.
April 2008 – Anime Blog Awards
Something that actually began in March gained the spotlight early in April. What seemed to be dissatisfaction with nature of a certain blogger associated with awards turned out to be a well-played April fools prank which burned a few people. Even with the kidding aside, a number of questions still arose to the intent and format of the awards. The official end occurred June. Yet, the high-participation nomination period in April along the possible concerns is what most will remember of the first ever awards for anime blogs.
Aside from the hilarious prank, I actually had a good time following this. It was one of those events which was a completely new idea to all of us. Yes, there are items which may need to be reworked. But no one can fault anyone for the solid attempt at a new means to get the bloggers together. I found out about a few other blogs and I did my part to nominate a few of my favorite lesser-known blogs. I even received a few nomination nods. It’s good to time to look back before we look forward.
Other April 2008 moments:
- The anime-mmorpg mesh of ai sp@ce begins development featuring characters from Shuffle!, Da Capo and Clannad which bridges the gap between the second life RPG’er with his/her otaku counterpart.
- The Haruhi novels finally get licensed for North America. But it will take till the next April to release the first volume.
- Bandai Entertainment picks up Gurren Lagann and Gundam 00.