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News & Updates in November 2018

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Posted the character profile of Touka Kirishima (from Tokyo Ghoul).

Monday, November 19, 2018

Posted the article Tips For Writing Your Assignment Successfully.

I watched Netflix's new She-Ra and the Princess of Power show over the weekend and really enjoyed it. I don't remember hardly anything of the original series since I haven't seen it since it originally aired back in 1985 but I feel like this is a well done update. I like the strong female characters, the diversity, the non-generic antagonists, the comedic moments, and the storyline that flows through the entire season. The artwork is good, definitely anime-influenced and similar to Avatar: The Last Airbender, but I think they could have done something a little more unique with it, made it stand out more. But overall I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to the next season.

Friday, November 16, 2018

She-Ra and the Princess of Power debuted on Netflix a few days ago and despite eagerly awaiting this show since it was first announced I still haven't had the time to watch it yet. Now that the weekend has arrived we'll have the chance to binge on that and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Managing an anime website solo can be quite time consuming but also has its advantages, such as when receiving a free promotional She-Ra and the Princess of Power t-shirt and pack of special edition collector cards. I had my wife snap a picture of me wearing the shirt standing in front of our fireplace where you can see my original 1980s She-Ra figure up on the mantel standing next to Angela from Todd MacFarlane's Spawn. Unfortunately I don't have any of her original accessories other than her cape. The artwork for the new show looks like it has a strong anime influence similar to Avatar: The Last Airbender and from what I've seen of the previews it looks there is a more diverse cast of characters.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Posted the character profile of Madoka Amano (from Beyblade Metal Saga).

I installed an aftermarket stereo in my car yesterday. Had never done that before but it turned out to be fairly straightforward. I had to get a dashboard kit so that it would fit and I made sure to get one with included wire harnesses so I could solder the new stereo's wire harnesses to that then just plug it in rather than cutting into the factory default wires. I used heat shrink butt connectors since I had those and didn't have wire nuts laying around. I didn't have a heat gun so I used a candle to melt the solder and shrink the tubes. After I got the radio installed and the dashboard all put together I realized I forgot to plug in the antenna wire so I had to take it all apart again! The antenna wire was quite short and was a challenge to get plugged in. The whole process wasn't too difficult but it took quite a while, especially after dropping a screw and a socket into the well and trying to find and fish those out using a magnet glued to an old telescoping antenna.

There have been several times when a heat gun would have really come in handy so today I went to Harbor Freight to pick one up and return some nail nippers I bought a couple weeks ago which ended up not being able to nip any of the nails I tried. The guy who helped me was having a challenging time with the return due to their new computer system. Any gift card under $10 can be cashed out and this return was under $10 but it was still making him put the refund on a gift card, and on a new gift card, not the original one which we first tried with. So then I had 3 Harbor Freight gift cards. I went over and grabbed the heat gun and checked out but their system was having problems once again and wouldn't recognize any of the gift cards. It kept giving different error messages but the primary one was that the service was down. In the end they were unable to process any gift cards and suggested I try again later so I left without my heat gun and free pack of AAA batteries. I called later in the afternoon to see if it was working yet but it was not.

Tuesday, November 7, 2018

Posted the article How VPNs Help You Watch Anime Safely.