That little badge there to the right of my phone is something that I've been waiting to get for the past several years. Anime Matsuri is an Anime, Japanese Culture, and Arts convention similar to many other conventions held around the country such as Anime Expo in LA and Otakon in Baltimore. It's something that I've always wanted to experience but until now I wasn't able to. You see for a long time this convention was held at the Woodlands Convention Center on the north side of the Houston Metroplex. This was unfortunately on the opposite side of town from where I live and as such I was never able to attend.
Last week we paid a visit to a farm by my aunts house in Pearland, TX. I honestly haven't visited a farm in decades. It's just not something that a person thinks about doing. It's kinda refreshing to know where one's food comes from. The Frober's Vegetable & Fruit Farm allows visitors to come by and pick fresh strawberries from their plants when they come into season. So we visited to take in a haul of a bunch of ripe and fresh strawberries.
The first digital camera I ever purchased was 5 years ago. It was an old refurbished Kodak Easyshare C913 camera that I bought online for about $56. It was a good little point and shoot camera that served me well for years. But I would be kidding myself if I wasn't a little jealous of some of the other higher end cameras that were out there. Well a few weeks ago I finally managed to get my hands on a camera that I've been wanting to get for years, a Lumix GF3.
It's that time of year again, Fall Anime Season! Yay!
I admit that there are a lot of good series that I am looking forward to. As you can probably tell from the picture above I'm pretty excited for Kikou Shoujo wa Kizutsukanai. I've read the manga for this series for some time and I'm excited to see how it does as an animated series. Plus Yaya is super Kawaii. ^.^
The Unincorporated Man series is a 4 book sci-fi series written by Dani Kollin and Eytan Kollin about a 21st century technology tycoon who freezes himself in order to escape death and is awoken 300 years in the future where every man, woman, and child is incorporated like a business and where individuals "shares" of a person are traded in the open market and valued based on the individuals productivity. This is a story where capitalism has reached it's ultimate form.
I usually don't have this problem. When I buy games it is usually one at a time every once in a blue moon. I normally stick with some of my older games and continue playing them for years on end. This includes games like Alpha Centauri, Master of Orion, and Age of Empires 3. That is why my current gaming backlog is such a dilemma for me. I frankly don't know what to do with all these games.
I admit it, I'm a bit of a sucker for Anime music. I suppose from the first time I heard the opening sequence fo Tekkaman Blade back in 1995 I knew I was hooked. Granted the American OP was different than the Japanese OP but it still got me into the whole Anime Music genere.
Well it's July and that means it's time for the Summer Anime season to start. Now I admit that I haven't really looked up what is showing this season. I'm still watching Attack of the Titans and waiting on Orimo to finish up.
The Irindi Confederation broke away from the Empire over 10,000 years ago in protest of the Empire's growing Xenophobia towards other races and their increased aggressiveness towards the females of their race. The Confederation bears no ill will towards the Ensandean Empire but nor do they completely trust them. Relations between the two powers have been at best cordial and neutral since the initial founding of the Confederation. The Confederation and the Empire are separated by a 10 light year DMZ between the two powers.
The Irindi are an ancient magically adept species in the Milky Way Galaxy. They are the chief geo-political rivals to the Ensandran Empire. What the Irindi lack in technology they make up for in magical proficiency. While their magical abilities are quite powerful they unfortunately have very low trade value with other races. This often puts the Inrindi at a disadvantage when it comes to securing new trade deals for their goods and services. This has led to a sharp decline in Irindi GDP and an increased reliance on trade transit revenue to compensate.