Cosplayers, cosplayers, and more cosplayers – My Saturday at NYAF

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Yay for people paid to dress up. These Bandai Entertainment cosplayers gave out items while posing for pictures every minute!

tsukagi-48.jpg-chan already posted what his view of Saturday was so I don’t need to say much. We got on the ferry, walked to the Jacob Javits Center, received our badges and went in. The first thing you see in the dealer’s room is the Bandai Entertainment booth. There were quite a lot of people crowded there so we decided to pass it and walk around. Our first panel was the Anime Bloggers panel. I was so pumped because I was able to see Hinano! Read the rest of this entry »

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Moe Computing Research Center (MCRC) – Harem Resource Management

Thursday, September 25, 2008

As I dig up my research (and wiki page links) for this post…

whitehatazn-48.jpg This past week, my project released its complete design of the system to the government. Along with the system design review, the software group also briefed their software design. After listening to software’s boring presentations, I thought to myself: “There needs to be a better way to teach some of this dry stuff.” Remembering that I once wrote about tsundere state machines, I thought of the various ways I can teach computer science/engineering theory with anime again. Here’s the topic pairing I came up with for today: harems and operating systems. Read the rest of this entry »


Moe Computing Research Center (MCRC) – Tsundere Computer Development

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

If all of the science and engineering research assistants look as cute as Otome, then everyone would be doing research and we’d have military grade combat mecha by now (or we’d get no work done). Sigh. Such is the unfortunate state of being an engineering and science nerd.

whitehatazn-48.jpgRecently at work, my project has entered another stage of testing. What made this development version interesting was some of the new integration components. Testing of some of these new components requires cooperation with other software programs within the system. This is fine for most systems. But when dealing with the redundancy requirements for a military grade system, both the system and software engineers have to pay special attention to the various states of each computer component in the system. Knowing the possible conditions of the computer component and its connected counterparts makes diagnosing problems in the system easier.

My mind sorta stayed in that mindset in the past few weeks and when I read tjhan’s attempt at tsundere mathematical modeling. After looking at one of the best math graphs I’ve ever seen, one idea popped into my head: I can model the same thing using my short professional career as a systems engineer. Designing the tsundere computer system is what I will discuss today. Read the rest of this entry »


Seiyuus – Comparing characters with characters

Friday, May 16, 2008

Rina Satou is a jellyfish? I can’t lose!

tsukagi-48.jpgAs finals and my birthday creeps around the corner, I try to think of something new to post. Everyone has their lovable seiyuus and sometimes watch certain anime because of them. Well, I decided to take some of their characters and compare them with their other characters of this Spring Season. Enough of the introduction! Let’s get this started! Read the rest of this entry »


Dude, your mom is hot… Mothers in Anime

Friday, March 21, 2008

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Stacy’s mom has got it goin’ on
She’s all I want and I’ve waited for so long
Stacy, can’t you see you’re just not the girl for me
I know it might be wrong but I’m in love with Stacy’s mom

whitehatazn-48.jpgSo I’ve kinda disappeared from blogging for a while as bro and sis have taken over a bit (with the exception of my kyonko-love post). The reasons are many (work, mom acquiring a new car and a recent Atlantic City trip) and I kinda don’t feel like going into all of that. I’m back (along with $90 of AC winnings) and ready blurt out my random thoughts once again.

Last week, I’ve stumbled upon CCY’s interesting post on the convenient disappearance of parents in anime over at Mega Megane Moe. That is certainly a solid read worth at least a look (as I am willing once again to prop my fellow anime blogger’s article and thus saving myself from rewriting stuff already said). My thought on it is that anime centered on teenagers and young adults is kinda a given with anime’s target audience often pointed at that direction. It is also makes things alot easier for storytelling since teenagers unsure of themselves often makes a good starting palette for character development. However, anime with the child-parent dynamic is usually a really intriguing element and I kinda wish anime explores it more often. As long as it doesn’t get too angsty (another good article in the anime blogger community).

Also last week, I just had the opportunity to watch True Tears episode 9 (again, I’m behind on my anime as well). And in the various scenes we see her character in this episode, one of the things that I randomly come to my mind: Shin’s mom is quite hot. After reading the non-existence of anime parents post, this has me asking: Where are all the hot anime moms? This is the question I’ll explore somewhat this week. Read the rest of this entry »


The Honeymoon is Over: The week in Anime (March 12-18, 2007)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

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You know it’s a tough week when this fella up here isn’t even in the top 3 for most emo for the week.

chigaimasu-48.jpgSo if you caught the first edition of this weekly, you would know that I had an idea of what I would be writing about this week. Well, was I ever wrong. With the way most of the anime I caught this week turned out, you would think that White Day didn’t exist in Japan. Anyway, let’s get this show on the road. Read the rest of this entry »


The Mystique of Kyonko

Sunday, March 9, 2008

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“All I wanna know is, sexy can I.
Sexy can I, hit it from the front,
then I hit it from the back.
know you like it like that…
…It’s a kodak moment, let me go and get my camera
All I wanna know is, sexy can I.”

whitehatazn-48.jpgOver at The Animanachronism, there was an interesting post on the theology of Haruhi Suzumiya. And even with the work being exhausting (something I’ll explain on another day), I still managed to get sucked into a long yet interesting discussion about nature of Haruhi’s deity. I’ve burned out all my thoughts on it so I’m not going to rehash too much here. If you are interested in that kind of stuff, I suggest taking a look at the comments from that post.

Among the various ideas that were thrown about, at least one conclusion sorta came out: Haruhi fandom has grown in to a fairly large idolatry. And in this case, while the fandom has pushed some random ideas to go down the pipe, I’m acually very interested in this recent fanfiction suggestion…

What started that theology post was sudden appearance of Haruhi Suzumiya fanfiction about an alternate universe with the entire cast as a different gender. This new fanfiction takes on many different shapes and forms as fans seem to find new ways of twisting the original material for this purpose. So much so that there has been a sudden rise in the popularity of this fan idea as seen by the constantly updated Animesuki thread. Initially, I commented on the Haruhi theology post without having seen any of the fanfiction. Now that I have a few pictures and read few plot threads on this new fanfiction, I must say to my surprise that Kyonko is actually… quite cute… Read the rest of this entry »