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Monday, July 13, 2020

Posted the article How Anime Took the Western World by Storm.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Posted the article In What Way Does Anime Reflect Changing Culture?. Moved the AdSense link ads from under the section titles to above the section titles so that there wouldn't be as much separation between the section titles and section content.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Posted the character profile of Asta (from Black Clover).

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Posted the character profile of Jean Pierre Polnareff (from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure).

Monday, June 29, 2020

Posted the character profile of Yut-Lung Lee (from Banana Fish). Posted the article Project QT first impressions: Nutaku’s spicy harem puzzler.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Posted the article How AI Is Redeveloping Japan’s Labour-Intensive Anime Industry.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Posted the character profile of Mio Naganohara (from Nichijou).

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Posted the character profile of “Akainu” Sakazuki (from One Piece).

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Posted the character profile of Isaac “Zack” Foster (from Angels of Death). Posted the article Who Are Some Of The Best Female Characters In Anime?.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Posted the anime profile of Manyuu Hikenchou along with a Manyuu Hikenchou Screenshots Image Gallery for the first episode. Posted the article How Artificial Intelligence is Reinventing Visual Effects. Added a floating scroll-to-top button in the lower right corner of the page above the Discord Chat button.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Posted the article How Deep Learning Can Democratize Animation And VFX.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Posted the character profile of Eijirou Kirishima (from My Hero Academia). Posted the article How AI is Helping Artists in Crafting Gorgeous Anime Sequences.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Posted the article Best Practices to Write a Stellar Artist Resume. Converted Altered Carboon: Resleeved (Netflix) from an article to a review.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Posted the article Most Popular Anime Adapted into Video Games.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Posted the article Altered Carboon: Resleeved (Netflix).

Friday, June 5, 2020

Posted the article How Japanese Anime has Evolved Over Time.

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Posted the character profile of Asuna Yuuki (from Sword Art Online). Added support for WEBP image files.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Posted the character profile of Akira Mado (from Tokyo Ghoul). Posted the article Richest Anime Characters.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Posted the article Nine Best Gambling Themed Anime Series.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Posted the character profile of Kōshi Sugawara (from Haikyu!!). Removed the hardcore adult advertisements from the adult content pages.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Posted the character profile of Kōtarō Bokuto (from Haikyu!!).

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Posted the article How are Big Corporations Profiting from Anime?.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Ogenki Clinic and added an Ogenki Clinic Screenshots Image Gallery for the eighth episode. Posted the article Most Popular Anime Characters Who Like To Gamble.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Posted the character profile of Momo Sakaki (from Anonymous Noise). Posted the article Virtual Reality and The Gambling Industry. Fixed a couple bugs on the profile submission forms.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Posted the article The Best Streaming Services to Watch Anime On.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Posted the article Casino Life and Anime.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Ogenki Clinic and added an Ogenki Clinic Screenshots Image Gallery for the seventh episode. There are getting to be a lot of inline images there, so I formatted them to appear in a single row with a horizontal scrollbar instead of wrapping onto multiple lines. Posted the article What Are the Best Online Casino Games for Beginners?.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Posted the anime profile of Danganronpa: The Animation.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Posted the article 5 Ways To Improve Training For New Employees.

Yesterday Treese and I celebrated my 45th birthday by hanging out on the couch watching Ozark and playing videogames. We were playing Borderlands 3 for the PlayStation 4, which is a fun game but extremely buggy even with all the hot-fix patches that have been released. I can't tell you how many times we've seen the dreaded blue screen general error CE-34878-0 or been trapped inside one of the tournament rooms because the doors wouldn't open due to enemies either being trapped off screen or just failing to materialize, in which case the only way out was to commit suicide and loose all progress we had made during the round.

Well, yesterday we had both bugs happen again, first a hard crash and then twice being trapped, so the second time we just gave up and turned it off. We enjoy the frustration of a challenging scenario because it feels so great when we are finally able to pass it, but the frustration of failing because of game glitches is just infuriating. Luckily, I received a new game in the mail that day, a birthday gift from my parents that is from one of our all time favorite 2-player local couch co-op game series: Earth Defense Force 5! Don't let the dated graphics and hilariously bad dialog fool you, these games are a blast! You play as soldiers fighting against waves of giant bugs and alien ships through many different destructible environment, just stage after stage of increasingly difficult mayhem. So we put that on and spent much of the afternoon and evening having a blast shooting up giant ants, spiders, and alien drones.

On another note, our two new rose bushes are still doing well. The one that started blooming has even more roses now and they aren't just yellow, there is red, orange, pink, and peach petals. The other one appears to be a literal late bloomer but it looks healthy so hopefully we'll be getting some blooming rose buds very soon.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Posted the article Has Gaming Truly Defeated Hollywood In The Entertainment Industry?. Added thumbnail icons in the Anime Index and Character Index pages.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Ogenki Clinic and added an Ogenki Clinic Screenshots Image Gallery for the sixth episode. Posted the article What Are Popular Anime Slots Like?. Widened the search bar in the top navigation bar.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Posted the character profile of Gearless Joe (from Megalo Box).

Happy Star Wars Day everyone! We had some rain over the weekend and when looking out back we noticed one of our new rose bushes started blooming for the first time! The other one looks like it will bloom pretty soon.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Ogenki Clinic and added an Ogenki Clinic Screenshots Image Gallery for the fifth episode. Just wanted to give a reminder that the fifth and final season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will premiere on Netflix May 15.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Posted the article A Beginner's Guide To Pokemon Go. Added a post date to article headers, next to the article title. Fixed a bunch of typos, especially in all the Voltron profiles. I must have not had spellcheck when I original edited those profiles.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Posted the character profile of Neferpitou (from Hunter x Hunter 2011).

For this new year I had intended to give a monthly update about what has been going on in my life. Well, we're now almost five months into 2020 and I have yet to give a single solitary update, so we can all see how well that went. Then I thought, should I just wait until the year is half over and to a mid-year update? The problem with that is I know myself, and I know I'd either forget or just not feel like it. So I better just do it now.

Way back in January I planted two new rose bushes in the backyard where two of the three existing bushes had died. The ground cover for these had been river rock but somehow grass and and some kind of apparent succulent ground cover started taking over, which is what we believe killed those bushes. So I had dug all the rock out and onto the patio until I made it to the old weed guard plastic which was all torn up. I thought digging up all that rock would be the hard part, but after planting the bushes I had to clean all the dirt, grass and ground cover off the rocks before I put them back so the same thing wouldn't start happening again right away. After some trial and error, I ended up using my pressure washer and our mesh wrought iron patio table.

Also in January, I went to Las Vegas with my wife and her good friend. The hotel stay was covered just for attending a timeshare presentation which lasted a couple hours. While in Vegas we walked around the different casinos since they're so interesting to look at. They're almost like a theme park with no rides... although there is a roller coaster at one of the casinos. My wife and her friend played the slot machines a couple times and didn't win. I find slots to be the opposite of fun, so I opted not to participate. We also saw a Cirque du Soleil show called Zumanity which was really cool.

In February I won a couple gift cards just from donating platelets. I walked in for my appointment and was handed a little gift bag with balloons attached and was told I won a contest I didn't know was going on. The gift cards were for Fandango and some fancy fine dining restaurant called Clearie's. Unfortunately we didn't have a chance to use those cards because the very next day I headed to Vallejo. My grandpa was in the hospital so I went to visit him and to help out my mom with getting him transferred to a care facility. I ended up stay until mid-March so I could help get him moved to a more permanent place after he got released from the care facility and to help get my grandma moved into an assisted living facility. When I finally made it home, we still couldn't use the gift cards as everything had just gone on lockdown due to this COVID-19 cornoavirus.

This month we had our overhead microwave oven replaced. It had been giving us issues off and on for a few months and it was like 20 years old so it was time. I also replaced our tiny low-watt countertop microwave with a bigger more powerful one I picked up at a local auction. I also got a DiskStation NAS (Network Attached Storage) at auction back in January so I could stop using external hard drives attached to our router as a makeshift NAS. I've picked up a lot of cool things at auctions for rock bottom prices. I'd recommend checking to see if there are any local auctions in your area.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Posted the article Top 4 Best anime series you can watch on a First Date.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Ogenki Clinic and added an Ogenki Clinic Screenshots Image Gallery for the fourth episode. Posted the article What does classic anime mean to you?.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Posted the article Popular Jackpot Slots Games: Their Types and the Top Slots.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Posted the article How Has Anime Been Able to Transform the iGaming Industry?. Loot Crate announced a limited-edition Bob Ross Happy Little Crate, so if you're a Bob Ross fan then head over to Loot Crate and check it out!

Monday, April 20, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Ogenki Clinic and added an Ogenki Clinic Screenshots Image Gallery for the third episode.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Posted the article What Can Anime eSports Developers Learn From CS:GO?.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Ogenki Clinic and added an Ogenki Clinic Screenshots Image Gallery for the second episode. Posted the article 7 Best Ways to Spend Your Free Time as an Anime Fan.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Ogenki Clinic and added an Ogenki Clinic Screenshots Image Gallery for the first episode. Posted the article Tips for a Successful Film Maker.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Posted the article Ways to Succeed in the Film Industry.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Rei-Lan: Orchid Emblem and added a Rei-Lan: Orchid Emblem Screenshots Image Gallery.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Posted the article Best New Anime Games in 2020.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Posted the character profile of Nozomi Kaminashi (from Keijo!!!!!!!!). Posted the article The Role of Films in Enhancing the Education Process of a Child.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Younger Sister Juice and added a Younger Sister Juice Screenshots Image Gallery. Posted the article The Best TV Series At Netflix In 2020.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Posted the article The Impact of Films in Educating Children.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Posted the article 3 Industries Where Anime Characters Have Been Used. Updated the character profile of Slifer the Sky Dragon (from Yu-Gi-Oh!).

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Posted the article 3 Main Reasons Why People Love Anime.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Posted the character profile of Dio Brando (from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure). Posted the article How Has Anime Changed Over the Years.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Posted the article So You Want to Collect Your Favorite Anime Figures....

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Posted the article The 10 Best Anime About College Life.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Posted the article 8 Steps To Make Your Own Manga.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Posted the article 6 Anime Inspired Western Cartoons and Films. Replaced the all the series 1 photos from Our Wedding Photos with higher resolution versions. DreamWorks announced that She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will premiere on Netflix May 15.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Posted the article Anime Character Stereotypes You Never Spot in Real Life.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Posted the article How To Write An Anime Script: 8 Steps.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Posted the anime profile of Keijo!!!!!!!!.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Posted the character profile of Aquarius (from Fairy Tail).

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Posted the character profile of Maho Minami (from Beck: Mongolian Chop Squad).

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Posted the article Make A Living From Your Passion For Anime.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Posted the character profile of Ougi Oshino (from Bakemonogatari).

Monday, March 9, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Viper GTS.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Posted the article Learning Japanese with Anime.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Added a floating Discord button that will open the Absolute Anime Discord server in the browser.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Posted the article The immersive action anime Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Posted the article Manga for Beginners.

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Posted the article Does the Witcher Anime Announcement Indicate Plans for Further Franchise Expansion?.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Posted the article Top 5 Anime Incarnations in Online Casino Games 2020.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Posted the article Eight of the Best Gambling Anime Ever Made.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Added a Viper GTS Episode 3 Screenshots Image Gallery. Posted the article Kaiji – The Gambling You Have Never Heard Of.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Added a Viper GTS Episode 2 Screenshots Image Gallery. Posted the article Anime with a Gambling Theme.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Posted the article Akagi – The Story of a Gambling Prodigy with No Fear.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Added a Viper GTS Episode 1 Screenshots Image Gallery.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Posted the article Playing in the UK.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Sex Ward and added a Sex Ward Screenshots Image Gallery.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile New Angel and added a New Angel Screenshots Image Gallery.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Posted the article Anime Meets Slots in Super Graphics Lucky Cats Slot Range.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Punishment and added a Punishment Screenshots Image Gallery.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Posted the article The Worldwide Impact Of Sailor Moon.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Private Sessions and added a Private Sessions Screenshots Image Gallery. Posted the article Esport Anime Games.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Posted the article DBZ Kakarot is the next big thing for Anime.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Mystery of the Necronomicon and added a Mystery of the Necronomicon Screenshots Image Gallery.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Posted the article 10 Tips for Students. How to Make Your Own Comic Book?.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Posted the article Introduction to New Cisco CCNP Enterprise Certification and Cisco 300-425 Exam with Practice Tests.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Posted the article Poker Anime and Manga: Where It Started?.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Added a Midnight Panther Screenshots Image Gallery.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Posted the article The Many Mediums Influenced By Anime.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Posted the article Best Gambling Anime to Watch in 2020.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Mezzo Forte and added a Mezzo Forte Screenshots Image Gallery.

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Masquerade and added a Masquerade Screenshots Image Gallery.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile La Blue Girl and the character profile Ranmaru (from La Blue Girl). Added a La Blue Girl Screenshots Image Gallery containing screenshots from episodes 1 & 2. Did several minor informational updates to other character profiles.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Kite and added a Kite Screenshots Image Gallery. Changed the page specific image galleries to use the same format as the site-wide image gallery, with some minor tweaks. Removed a lot of RightStuf product links as they were no longer valid.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Karen and Karen Screenshots Image Gallery.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Updated the forum software to v3.3.0. Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Endless Serenade and added an Endless Serenade Screenshots Image Gallery. Added CleanTalk Anti-spam code to the contact form processing.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Bondage 101 and Bondage 101 Screenshots Image Gallery. Posted the article Top Things You May Not Know About Anime.

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile I Love You and added an I Love You Screenshots Image Gallery.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Anyone You Can Do I Can Do Better and Anyone You Can Do I Can Do Better Screenshots Image Gallery. Updated the home page to display the seven most recent updates.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Debts of Desire and Debts of Desire Screenshots Image Gallery. Created a new page for my résumé. When clicking the add character profile link that appears next to some character names that don't yet have profiles, the add profile form would open in a popup colorbox but the character name and anime title would not be automatically filled in like it was before I had switched to opening the form in a colorbox. I got that fixed.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Posted the character profile of Tetsurō Kuroo (from Haikyu!!). Got rid of the intermediate feedback page so now clicking on a link to contact me will take you directly to the contact form. Moved the the Add Character, Add Anime, and Add HD Loader Entry pages into the same directory where the contact form page is located.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Added additional character names and sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Dark Shell: Lust in the Cage, and updated the description. Also added a Dark Shell: Lust in the Cage Screenshots Image Gallery.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Posted the character profile of Tōru Oikawa (from Haikyu!!).

Monday, January 6, 2020

Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Dark and added a Dark Screenshots Image Gallery.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Made the Add Character, Add Anime, and Add HD Loader Entry forms open in an in-page colorbox popup instead of going to an entirely new page. Also made it so that the page wouldn't scroll behind the colorbox popup, both for those forms and when displaying images.

Friday, January 3, 2020

Added a Hooligan: Quest for the Seven Holy Dildos Image Gallery and added sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Hooligan: Quest for the Seven Holy Dildos.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Happy New Year! My first update of the new year was adding a Sinners Paradise: Genesis Image Gallery, a Sinners Paradise: Revelations Image Gallery, and setting up a Discord channel so you can chat with me through that.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Added a Classroom of Atonement Image Gallery and added sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Classroom of Atonement.

Hope everyone had a nice holiday and got some good presents if you celebrate a holiday that involves receiving presents. We celebrated Christmas at my parents' house and since nobody else came over we were able to just stay in our pajamas all day. Treese got me some Star Wars Black Series action figures: Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise, Bounty Hunter Droid IG-88, Sabine Wren, and a Jawa. Sabine is a relatively new character from the Star Wars Rebels TV series that premiered in 2014 while the other three are from the original trilogy. I had action figures of them back in the 80s. Remember those figures? They had such articulation as their limbs moving up and down... and maybe the head would swivel. Their little guns would either immediately fall out of their hands or would be pointing off to the side. Action figures sure have come a long way since then. I also got a Bob Vila Signature Series BVMTH01 Workman's Multitool from my auntie so I'll guess I'll have to find a new project to work on so I can try it out.

Star Wars Black Series Figures: Lando Calrissian in Skiff Guard Disguise, IG-88, Sabine Wren, Jawa Bob Vila Signature Series BVMTH01 Workman's Multitool and Sour Gummy Worms
Monday, December 30, 2019

Experimenting with displaying the feedback form in an in-page popup instead of going to an entirely new page.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Added and updated some entries in the PS2 HD Loader Game Compatibility List.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Posted the character profile of Daichi Sawamura (from Haikyu!!).

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Posted the article 5 Reasons Why We Love Kakegurui.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Posted the article 4 Subgenres of Romantic Anime.

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Posted the character profile of Shota Aizawa (from My Hero Academia).

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Posted the character profile of Yuzu Aihara (from Citrus).

Friday, December 20, 2019

Posted the character profile of Toshinori Yagi (from My Hero Academia).

We saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker last night and absolutely loved it. We both went into it without having seen any trailers, interviews, reviews, or even any of the toys. We purposely avoided any and all potential spoilers so we could go in a fresh as possible without any expectations. From beginning to end we thought it was fantastic. I was surprised to find later that a lot of people liked it less than the previous movie in the saga, The Last Jedi. I thought it was a ton of fun and am excited to check out all the new toys!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Added a Dragon Pink Image Gallery.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Added images of DVD covers to several hentai anime profiles. Updated the Dark Cloud 2 PS2 HD Loader entry.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Added adult content images to the hentai anime profile Dragon Pink so the adult content notification would kick in. Add larger character pictures for Bobo and Pias (from Dragon Pink). Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile Bondage Queen Kate and added a Bondage Queen Kate Image Gallery. Replaced the main profile images of Countdown Conjoined, Weather Report Girl, Imma Youjo - Volume I, Imma Youjo - Volume II, Imma Youjo - Volume III, Imma Youjo - Volume IV, and Imma Youjo - Volume V with larger versions. Added some genre links to the anime dropdown list in the top navigation menu. Trying out a new ad company on the hardcore hentai pages.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Posted the character profile of Ruka Urushibara (from Steins;Gate).

Friday, December 13, 2019

Posted the article 5 Ways To Meet Other Anime Fans. Fixed a bug where hovering over a link to a local video file could cause the web browser to significantly slow down. This happened because it was trying to load the video in order to popup a preview.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Posted the article Best Anime About College Life. Added a tweet button to each individual update on the News & Updates page. It will show up when the mouse cursor hovers over the date. A link icon also shows up and clicking it copies the text of that update plus the link to your clipboard. Updated a couple PS2 HDLoader entries. I noticed the supplemental PS2 HD Loader pages that would show how to fix some problems and let you download some useful files for doing so were returning a 404 Not Found error even though the pages were actually there. I found the problem and got that fixed. By the way, did you know I had a page just for displaying anime videos? Neither did I! I found it while fixing the PS2 HD Loader supplemental pages issue. Apparently it used Google's API to search for and display anime videos. I don't know what version of the API it was using but it no longer works so I removed the page. Perhaps in the future I can make a page that displays all the video clips found on this site. I slightly changed how I handle dead links, and made them consistent (dead links in section footers were being handled differently than dead links in content blocks). I have given them a dark blue color, a tooltip title saying that the link is dead and showing the original URL, and when hovered over with the cursor I turn the color a darker red and display a strike-through line.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Posted the character profile of Mikasa Ackerman (from Attack On Titan).

This past weekend we went to a dinner party put on by my wife's work. It was smaller than last year's James Bond themed party, or perhaps it just felt that way since it was a smaller venue. This year the theme was 1920s. Everyone was dressed up and looking good in their costumes. There were a lot of guys dressed in black shirts with white suspenders which is what Treese was originally thinking of putting me in, so she was happy we did something different. We went with a white shirt with black suspenders, bow tie, and then a hat. She wore a short black dress with a pattern of silver sequins, a long pearl necklace, silver and black earrings, and one of those headband things with the feather sticking up.

1920s Dinner Party At the Table 1920s Dinner Party Outfits
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Added 24 additional images to the Bible Black Image Gallery, four images for each of the six episodes. Posted the article Seven Video Games That Feature Marijuana.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Posted the anime profile of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba. Added four more images to the Anime Fiction Volume 1 Image Gallery. Added four more images to the Another Lady Innocent Image Gallery.

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Posted the article Who Are Anime's Moon Princesses?.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Posted the character profile of Annie Leonhart (from Attack On Titan). Added four more images to the Advancer Tina Image Gallery.

Friday, December 6, 2019

Posted the character profile of Historia Reiss (from Attack On Titan). For some reason IFTTT hasn't been recognizing the updates in the news feed and thus hasn't been posting the updates to Facebook and Twitter.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Added our Twitter feed and Instagram feed to the Facebook page. Removed some unused tabs from the Facebook page.

It was quite cold the day we returned from Thanksgiving break so I cut on the heater as soon as I walked through the door. An hour later we were feeling no warmth so I checked the vents. Cold air. Our nice new efficient heater wasn't heating. We had only used it a couple times prior and only for a couple hours but it had worked then. I contacted Cold Snap, the company that installed it, and one of the installers, Jon, came out the very next morning. After checking things out he determined that he had accidentally put a cap in the wrong place during the install which allowed condensation to build up instead of draining, thus clogging up the system. He spent a while up there getting it fixed. When he was done we had hot air again.

Everything was great until the next evening when the house started getting colder. I checked the vents and felt cold air. We let them know and they said Jon could come by in the morning. It was still happening the next morning but then suddenly it started blowing warm air again. When Jon arrived and did his inspection he found a hose to be the likely culprit. He said he noticed a small slit in it at the end and from what I understood, when he would touch it then it would no longer create a vacuum. So he got a new hose put in and everything seemed to be working... except that he was seeing an airflow error light show up every once in a while during the tests. We eventually found that to be caused by three of our vents being closed. Once we opened them the error went away. I also replaced the air filter for good measure.

We noticed some cold air blowing from the vents again today, but the house didn't get any colder from it. We asked and apparently that is normal. The furnace is designed to continue blowing for a few minutes after the heating stops in order to remove the heat from the unit. Makes sense. I have a heat gun that does the same thing. Now we just have to angle the vents so it doesn't blow the cold air right on top of our heads. I'd also like to say that Jon really seems like a great guy. He's been very polite and professional throughout everything. He was the one that came out after we demanded American Home Shield send someone else out for a second opinion and has been through the install, all the inspections, and now the repairs. He never made us feel like we were inconveniencing him and when he noticed he made a mistake he owned up to it and didn't try to pass it off on someone else. I respect both him and the company and wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Posted the character profile of Ymir (from Attack On Titan).

In order for Cold Snap to get our new heater up through the attic entrance they had to cut off the half inch of drywall on all sides. This was the part that held the attic entrance cover so when they were done they screwed the drywall pieces back in place. But not all of it survived so there were gaps which didn't create a very good seal. Putting my hand up there I could feel cold air coming through so I knew I had to fix it. I got around to doing that the day that we left for Thanksgiving break while Treese was still at work. I started in the morning and was able to finish before we had to leave.

I went to Lowes and got two 1"x3" 6' whitewood boards as their actual dimensions (0.5"x2.5") were approximate the same as the drywall. I measured out the sections I needed and used the Black+Decker Matrix Trim Saw Attachment that mom had gotten me for my birthday to do the cutting. That attachment is so convenient for small jobs! Then I got the pieces lined up, drilled some pilot holes, and attached them using leftover deck screws I had bought to fix our garage ceiling. The attic entrance cover sits nice and level with no wobbling and I can no longer feel any cold air escaping so I'm happy with it. Later on down the line I may paint the wood and pick up some kind of drywall tape to hide the seams, but there's no rush on that.

Attic entrance after the heater was installed Attic entrance after the heater was installed Attic entrance after my repair Attic entrance after my repair
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Posted the character profile of Mei Aihara (from Citrus). Added a Hentai Image Gallery Page. Posted the article One Outs - the Overlooked Classic.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Posted the anime profile of Citrus.

Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving. We visited my parents for the holiday which was nice. My sister, Julia, flew in as well from Colorado and it was great getting to hang out with her. Thanksgiving dinner was a bit smaller than usual with only my grandmothers and Uncle Billy coming. It was still nice, though, as that made it more intimate. And the food was delicious thanks to Treese and Mom.

On the day after Thanksgiving we did a 2.7 mile hike to work off some of that food. Unfortunately Treese had homework to do so she couldn't come. It was cold out but a clear day. The hiking trail was a bit muddy from the previous day's rain but not bad enough to turn around. I thought the cold air really helped as I think if it had been warm out I probably would have been all hot and sweaty by the end.

Then the next day Julia took me to a indoor climbing gym. She was a regular but this was my first time and it sure was a lot of fun. Definitely showed that I need to work on my upper body strength. I made it to the top on my first couple climbs but after that it became much more difficult. By the end I could only make it half way up an easy climb before my arms refused to pull my body up any further. Dad came along to take pictures. Afterwards the three of us went out to lunch. Mom and Treese came to join us after we texted them our plans. We were trying to go to an Indian restaurant but when we got there we found it was permanently closed so we went to the Mexican place next door. It was a good meal and a great holiday break.

Hiking with my mom Hiking with my parents and sister My first time wall climbing! My first time bouldering! Julia's a pro! The wall climbing is getting harder now... Almost to the top Julia has some skills!
Monday, November 25, 2019

Posted the article Anime Slot Machines.

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Added an additional image to the character profile of Yusuke's Mother (from Stepmother's Sin), this one from the Gibo visual novel.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Posted the article How is CBD Doing in Japan?.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Added sexually explicit images to the character profiles of Asuka Akiyama and Yumiko Miyazaki. Added additional sexually explicit images to the hentai anime profile The Blackmail and added a The Blackmail Image Gallery.

A while back I discovered that the hot water shut-off valve under the kitchen sink wouldn't shut off all the way. It was a multi-turn valve which just wore out as they tend to do. It is a dual outlet valve which feeds both the sink and the dishwasher and since the lines coming into it from both are a not-very-flexible metal that I'm sure would have broken if I tried to bend them into a different position I needed the dual-outlets to be positioned at a 90 degree angle to each other just like the original valve. Additionally, I wanted the replacement to be a quarter-turn valve so it would last. I couldn't find what I needed at the local hardware stores but of course Amazon had it. Not only that, but they had one which can shut off the water to the dual outputs independently, so I can just shut off the dishwasher or just the sink if I so desired. I spent a couple hours getting that installed yesterday. It really shouldn't have taken so long but there is just so little room to maneuver under there with the garbage disposal and all the pipes in the way.

Old Valve New Valve

The day before that we installed a wall mount for our flat screen TV in the living room. That went surprisingly smooth. We already had the studs marked from when we tried to do it several years ago only to find the wall mount we had bought didn't fit our 24" studs. Stud finders can be such a pain so it was nice not to have to do that again. I didn't install an electrical outlet or low-voltage wire pass-through to hide the wires. That'll have to come later. For right now we just put a plant in front of the wires along with a few action figures.

Wall Mounted Flatscreen TV Wall Mounted Flatscreen TV
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Posted the character profile of Jyugo (from Nanbaka). Fixed Bakura's height. Fixed links to some images which were not opening in a lightbox.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Posted the character profile of Eizo Yagami (from Stepmother's Sin).

Friday, November 15, 2019

Removed the page query string variable from image gallery pages. I had originally included it so I could return you to the same page you came from. Now I calculate the proper page. I also made the gallery URLs look cleaner by not using a query string variable for the directory name and instead formatting it like a regular path.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Implemented a new Absolute Anime Image Gallery script. I had previously been using a free PHP image gallery script I found online which I modified as best I could to make it mobile friendly and look the way I wanted. The script had a quite a bit of code in it for features I didn't use and my tinkering around caused the code to get even messier, making it very difficult to modify and maintain. This new one I wrote from scratch so it behaves exactly how I want and should be much easier to modify when needed. I may adapt it for the individual page image galleries later on depending on how well it works. We'll see. I also posted the article Aggretsuko Goes Mobile As Gaming Once Again Embraces Anime.

Last Sunday when I was over at my grandparents' house to wash their windows my grandma told me that their kitchen faucet was leaking under the counter whenever they turned on the water. I checked it out expecting to find a loose connection or a worn washer but found that the hose in the pull-down faucet had split open. Home Depot didn't have a replacement so I ordered one on Amazon.

The next day my grandpa called saying that his toilet was broken, so I walked over to check it out. Sure enough, both the fill valve and flush valve assemblies were broken. Old plastic that just wore out over time. On top of that, the metal shutoff valve was also broken as it was an old multi-turn valve that wouldn't shut off all the way. I headed to Home Depot and got a quarter turn valve but they didn't have the other parts so I ordered those on Amazon. I installed the shutoff valve that day which didn't take long. I've replaced a couple of these compression fittings at my house so I knew what to do.

The other replacement parts arrived yesterday so I went over and installed them. I had completely replaced both of our toilets not too long ago so I knew how to install these parts. Still, it all went surprisingly smooth. Usually something ends up going wrong. The biggest problem I had was that the chain that attaches from the flush assembly to the flush handle lever was too short. There was an extra link included on the chain to make it longer, the problem was disconnecting the hook from the handle lever. The hook is so small and you have to keep that one part pressed in while trying to maneuver it out of the hole with very little light and very little space to work in. I think it took me like 10 minutes to get that sucker off so I could re-adjust it. At any rate, they were happy to have everything working again and to not have shelled out a fortune for a plumber.

When I came over I had also brought with me a hearing aid that I recently got to give to grandma because even though she knows her hearing has gotten bad she always refused to go to the doctor to get one. This wasn't one of the tiny bluetooth ones my mom has, this was a larger one that fits over the ear which I think would be easier for her to use. She tried it out and said it definitely helped, so we'll see if she'll continue to use it.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Replaced the 640x480 images in My Day Trip to San Francisco (October 23, 2007) with larger versions. Fixed a bunch of broken local links. I used a program called LinkChecker 9.3 to help find them all. A long time ago I used to use a program called Xenu's Link Sleuth but it doesn't really seem to work anymore.

Monday, November 11, 2019

Reorganized the file and folder structure in the "about" folder including getting rid of a significant number of sub-directories and renaming a bunch of files so they were more SEO friendly. I added my present and past avatar images to my profile page as I had the files in the folder they just weren't ever displayed anywhere and that seemed like a good place to show them. I also replaced the images in Our Trip to LA for E3 photo gallery with larger versions as the old ones were only around 450x338. Remember when that used to be plenty big enough? I bet in ten years from now images that size would look like thumbnails. Actually, they already do kind of look like thumbnails. Anyway, I should do the same with several other earlier galleries, but not today.

I started trying out a new file synchronization program yesterday called Syncthing to help keep certain folders in sync between my main PC and laptop. So far so good but we'll see how it goes. It's different than other file sync programs I've tried like SyncToy, GoodSync, FreeFileSync, SyncBackFree, and many others in that you have to set up the program on both computers instead of just on one, and it uses a web browser interface. All those other programs had issues but it's been too long since I've used them to remember what they were, except GoodSync which I know limits you to 100 files in the free version. Who in the world only has a 100 files nowadays? If I only had 100 files I wouldn't need that program, I could just use Google Drive or Dropbox or one of the many other cloud-based sync programs that give you anywhere between 5GB and 15GB of free space.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Increased the transparency of the watermark applied to images so it will be a little less noticeable. Posted the article Are you sure about the safety of downloaded software? Added an Anime Fiction Image Gallery.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Added a second image to the character profile of Hounds (from Geobreeders). Added additional sexually explicit images to the Another Lady Innocent hentai anime profile and added an Another Lady Innocent Image Gallery.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Added info and a better picture to the character profile of Dark Magician Girl (from Yu-Gi-Oh!). Added a better picture for the character profile of Black Cat (from Geobreeders). Fixed an issue with parenthesize inside link text of links that were inside other parenthesis that were converted into the popup tooltips. Fixed the File Explorer Side Bar so that the main page content wouldn't jump to the right when the side bar would be loaded into place. I can't tell you how many times I tried to click a link and missed because of the page content shifting when that side bar popped in.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Fixed the adult content verification which wasn't working on the Absolute Anime Image Gallery.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Added an image to the character profile of Mikan Yamamura (from UFO Baby). Added additional info and sexually explicit images to the Bible Black hentai anime profile and added a Bible Black Image Gallery.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Posted the character profile of Shoto Todoroki (from My Hero Academia).

Saturday, November 2, 2019

This afternoon walked over my grandparents house for a visit. Grandpa and I watched a movie that was playing on TV called A Face in the Crowd from 1957 starring Andy Griffith. It was quite good and I was surprised by how relevant it still is even today. There is a scene near the end which is very reminiscent of a scene near the end of UHF, which I'm sure was done on purpose seeing as how UHF parodied a ton of different movies. While I was there grandpa gave me a wrist watch of his that he has had for a long, long time, since he was in the service. It's a wind-up watch with no battery that still works. It means a lot that he wanted to pass it on to me. So I need to find something nice that I can store it in, preferably something that I can hang on my wall as a display. Do they make picture frames for wrist watches?

Grandpa's watch, probably from the 1970s Grandpa's watch, probably from the 1970s
Thursday, October 31, 2019

I made the sub-section headers on the site updates pages into links so it would be easier for people to link to specific updates. I added tooltip messages to Amazon affiliate links identifying them as such. I removed the HTML and CSS validation buttons from the page footer. With all the extra HTML that ad networks and such add to the page it would never validate so I figured there's no point in having them anymore. It makes me long for the days when I didn't have any ads on this site at all. I posted several of these recent updates on the Facebook page as I had not been able to do when those updates were originally posted. About a month ago the Facebook page got flagged for having a post containing "Nudity or Sexual Activity" and so I was restricted from posting updates. That restriction has been lifted so I can once again post updates. I really have no idea which post they were talking about, though. As far as I know none of the images posted contained nudity or sexual activity. The violation report doesn't specify or give any other details and the "See Details" button is grayed out saying only "This post isn't available right now". It's almost like they don't want to help prevent it from happening again in the future.

Happy Halloween! Did everyone dress up and have a lot of trick-or-treaters? I dressed up in the same Jason Vorhees costume I wore to the Halloween party last weekend except this time I had a real machete instead of a plastic toy one. Only three small groups of trick-or-treaters came by which was rather disappointing. Treese said she had 57 groups come by, which I'd say is pretty darn good! I hope everyone had fun and stayed safe!

Monday, October 28, 2019

Posted the article 8 Best Anime Inspired GameBoy Advance Games.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

We went to a Halloween party yesterday dressed as Freddy Kruger and Jason Vorhees. There were a lot of other great costumes there. My favorite was the Black Widow and Fat Thor couples costume. We all hung out in the back yard snacking and talking until the power went out and the wind got furious, forcing us to move inside the house.

Our Halloween costumes: Freddy vs. Jason Our Halloween costumes: Freddy vs. Jason Our Halloween costumes: Freddy vs. Jason
Friday, October 25, 2019

Posted the article Why Yumeko Jabami is Your Go-To Gambler. Added additional character names and sexually explicit images to the Advancer Tina hentai anime profile and added an Advancer Tina Image Gallery.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Posted the article Best Pokémon Games.

Tuesday, October 22 2019

Added additional sexually explicit images to the Él hentai anime profile and added an Él Image Gallery.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

I've been using the paid edition of CleanTalk Anti-Spam for three weeks now and am still very impressed. Spam posts have been completely eliminated and spam registrations have been reduced to almost nil. There used to be several spam registrations a day which I would have to spend time cleaning up every couple weeks, but now I've only see two that have occurred in the past three weeks. Such a time saver! The three year subscription I got was only $19.44 so totally worth it. I would recommend it to any forum that is besieged by spam.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Fixed a bug with the File Explorer side bar filter not working.

Last night Treese and I went to see the premiere of Jay and Silent Bob Reboot which was a Fathom Events double feature along with the first movie, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. It was a lot of fun. There was an intro by Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes, an intermission between the two movies, some interviews and behind the scenes stuff afterwards, and finally an outtro by Kevin and Jason. We thoroughly enjoyed both movies and it was helpful to see the original before seeing the new one. I think I actually liked Reboot better as it had more emotional stakes than the original. As expected there were a ton of cameos and it was fun spotting the usual players found in many Kevin Smith movies. These films definitely aren't for everyone but they were right up our alley and I'm glad we went.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

On Monday I installed a ceiling fan in Treese's home office, one of two ceiling fans we scored for free over the weekend thanks to Craigslist. One was white, the other brown, and both were in very good condition. I installed the white one and disassembled the brown one to box up for storage. I figure I'll use it to replace the ceiling fan in the gazebo at some point since the weather has not been kind to that one. It's the first time I've been in the attic since we had the new air conditioner and heater installed, and it was quite a mess up there. They left an empty cardboard box, cut zip ties, old metal bands, a bunch of tape scraps, PVC pipe scraps, and more. They also broke the light bulb and the face plate for the light socket/light switch combo. I understand being exhausted after a hard days work in the attic but they did come back a second time to finish the job, and a third and forth time to run tests so seems like they could have cleaned some of it up. And also let me know that they broke the face plate and light bulb so I could have replaced them.

Yesterday I had a handi-man neighbor, Dave, come by to help me with my roof valleys and gutters. He brought a friend with him who did the gutters while he did one of the valleys and put some tar-like stuff around the seals of the various pipes that come out of the roof. I watched how Dave did the valleys by using a crowbar to push the tiles along the valley back in place before using his air blower to clean them out. It was similar to how I cleaned the valleys except I didn't know about pushing the tiles back up. That only gets the very center of the valley clean, though, so at some point we'll need to have a professional remove the valley tiles to really clean the metal area below.

I also trimmed the branches of the tree that was spanning over the roof, the one that squirrels like to use to jump on the roof. I was able to get most of them thanks to my long branch saw. Then I worked on fixing the storm door. It was slightly slanted and so would scrape against the the edge when closed. Dave helped me re-align it, using the same screw holes in the metal frame but angling them away to create new screw holes in the wood. It worked great but then I noticed the storm door frame was pulling away from the wall at the bottom because the bottom of the metal frame was being pushed out by that lip of the regular door frame on the ground. I either needed to take the whole storm door off and shift it up a smidgen or cut off the little bit of metal pushing against the lip. I chose the latter as it seemed easier and thankfully it worked. The storm door is now flush against the wall and closing properly.

New ceiling fan Cleaned roof valley Trimmed tree
Sunday, October 13, 2019

Added a picture for the character profile of Hounds (from Geobreeders). Add a new picture for the character profile of Keith Bean (from Blue Gender)

Friday, October 11, 2019

On the File Explorer Side Bar I added a list of special folders to the top. By special, I mean the non-anime/non-profile folders like /reviews/, /articles/, /forum/, etc.

Tuesday, October 7, 2019

Season 4 of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power will be debuting on Netflix November 5!

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Fixed some bugs in the indexing of the anime and character profile pages. Fixed typos on multiple pages.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Added sexually explicit images to the Slave Doll hentai anime profile and added a Slave Doll Image Gallery. Added additional safe-for-work images to the character profiles of Cherry (from Saber Marionette J) and Ayumi Narusawa (from Geobreeders), and changed their main profile images. Fixed typos on multiple pages.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Posted the article 4 Best Anime TV Shows Of All Time.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Posted the character profile of Izuku Midoriya (from My Hero Academia).

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Added sexually explicit images to the Slaves to Passion hentai anime profile and added more images to the Slaves to Passion Image Gallery. Tweaked the appearance of some page previews so they look better.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Added sexually explicit images to the Stainless Night hentai anime profile and added a Stainless Night Image Gallery. Deleted all users from the forum who never activated their accounts. Paid for a three year CleanTalk license since that seems to be the primary phpBB extension stopping the flood of spam posts and registrations.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Added sexually explicit images to the Twin Dolls hentai anime profile so the adult content warning would kick in, and updated some of the information. Added a Twin Dolls Image Gallery. Got the comments section working again. Sorry that I didn't realize earlier that they had stopped showing up.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Posted the character profile of Tomoyo Sakagami (from Clannad).

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Added an F³: Frantic, Frustrated, Female Image Gallery.

Monday, September 23, 2019

Added sexually explicit images to the F³: Frantic, Frustrated, Female hentai anime profile so the adult content warning would kick in. Updated the phpBB forum software and deleted a bunch of forum users who registered but never activated their accounts. They were all obviously spammers. These past few weeks I've deleted several spam topics that were in the queue waiting to be approved and banned those users' email address so they couldn't register again using the same email. It wasn't a lot of posts, but doing this every few days for weeks was a little annoying so not too long ago I installed some additional anti-spam extensions to the forum which seem to be helping. I haven't noticed any new spam registrations or posts since installing them. I actually haven't noticed any new registrations at all, but the forums have been mostly dead for a while now so I don't expect to see many legitimate registrations.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Added sexually explicit images to the Younger Sister Juice hentai anime profile so the adult content warning would kick in.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Slightly changed the appearance of the search field in the page header. I moved the search button into the white area to make it look like all one field and fixed the messed up appearance once typing had begun so the height shouldn't increase and it shouldn't drop down to the next line anymore. I also increased the page preview timeout from five seconds to 60 seconds. On the mobile version of the site, I fixed the slight fade that occurred when touching the menu buttons. For page previews, I now check if the mouse cursor is still over the link once the AJAX call has been completed to make sure the preview should still be displayed. This should prevent (or significantly reduce) page preview popup bubbles from showing up when the mouse cursor is no longer hovering over the link.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Implemented page previews for the Anime News page. Fixed the RTA meta tag that was supposed to show up pages with seriously adult content.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Made the tooltip popups on information bubbles disappear sooner after the mouse is moved away from the icon except when the tooltip text contains a link that can be clicked on. Implemented page previews for all the News & Updates pages.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Implemented page previews for articles. Adjusted the page preview popups to follow the mouse cursor. Updated the community menu dropdown links to remove an outdated link and add links to many of the restored forums.

Monday, September 16, 2019

Implemented page previews. When hovering over an internal link a little page preview will display in a qTip2 tooltip. This is replacing the image preview that used to show when hovering over those same links. I also made it so that when an anime profile page has an associated image gallery page, the image gallery will now be automatically inserted at the bottom of the profile page for convenient viewing.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Posted the article It's not all Pokémon GO.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Added yet another seven animated hardcore hentai images to the anime profile Stepmother's Sin and the two character profiles Yusuke's Mother and Mysterious Gentleman. Enhanced the functionality of the Adult Content Verification/Revocation form so that it will also hide/show the adult content links in the file explorer sidebar. Previously, to reveal those links you would have needed to click on the link text labeled "hidden" and go though yet another verification, and then there was no way to re-hide them without reloading the page. I also started using a new jQuery tooltip plugin called qTip2. This is replacing my custom JavaScript tooltip popup bubble code is used when hovering over an information icon.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Added watermarks to images. I made the watermark small and fairly transparent as I don't want it to be very noticeable. Fixed a problem where pages with profiles that had ampersands in the path name wouldn't show, such as T&A Teacher. Automatically added titles to images in galleries when they are not already explicitly set.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Added yet another three animated hardcore hentai images to the anime profile Stepmother's Sin and the two character profiles Yusuke's Mother and Mysterious Gentleman. Two of the animated images are just shorter clips from one of the animated images posted yesterday, as it was over 9MB in size which I feel is a bit big. Posted the article The Marketing Power of Anime.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Added images containing nudity to the anime profile of The Black Mail II so the adult content warning would kick in. Added three animated images to the anime profile Stepmother's Sin and two of the character profiles, Yusuke's Mother and Mysterious Gentleman. I know it seems like I'm perving on Stepmother's Sin but the images are from a user who requested that I post them, as were the ones in the last update. When clicking on an adult content image, the obscured thumbnail will be displayed instead of the generic Adult Content Hidden image that used to display. Posted the article The Best Anime to Watch with Your Loved One.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Created a Full Site Map which lists just about every page on this site, as apposed to the Site Map page which lists some basic pages but not every anime and character profile. Added a title attribute to most of the folders and web page link in file list side bar. Added additional images to the character profile of Yusuke's Mother (from Stepmother's Sin).

Friday, September 6, 2019

Posted the article Design and branding in social networks.

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Posted the article A Look At The Best Manga-Inspired Online And Video Games.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

I have successfully restored most of the forums, topics, posts, and user accounts that were lost in the great server crash of 2013. The restoration was no easy task, and merging into the existing forums was even more difficult but it seems to be working okay. More details can be found in the Blast from the past: pre-crash forums restored... mostly thread.

Speaking of the past, my friend Conor sent me a couple pictures he found of me that he had taken back in the mid-to-late 90s sometime. I was so skinny with huge glasses! I completely forgot that I used to have my desk angled like that instead of flat against the wall. I'm not sure of the exact year the pictures were taken, but it had to be at least 1995 because that looks like Windows 95 or 98 I'm using on my computer and I have a Power Rangers Falconzord on top of my monitor which was released in 1995. It was also before 1999 as that's when I moved to Redding. Can you find any more clues in the pictures to narrow down the year?

1995-ish Kenny at my computer 1995-ish Kenny at my computer
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Posted the article Why Dragons are Common in Anime.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Posted the article The Best Japanese Anime Films You Should Watch.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Posted the character profile of Yusuke Yagami (from Stepmother's Sin).

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Posted the character profile of Mysterious Gentleman (from Stepmother's Sin). Comments are now available on review pages. They might have been before the August 1st site update, I can't actually remember, but after the update comments were not available on those pages.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Forum logins should be working again.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Posted the article The 5 Most Binge-Worthy Anime Styles Ever. Added the alphanumeric navigation bar to the bottom of last section of the Anime List and Characters List as I thought it would make moving to another page a little more convenient once you end up at the bottom of the list. Made some minor updates to various profiles. Fixed a bug where the "This is not Japanese animation..." message was not showing up on some non-Japanese animation cartoon pages.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Posted the article The Cost to Produce One Anime Episode.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Posted the character profile of Yusuke's Mother (from Stepmother's Sin).

Monday, August 12, 2019

Made of additions and corrections to multiple pages.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Posted the anime profile of Bungo Stray Dogs.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Posted the article Many Hollywood Films You Know Are Inspired By Anime.

I went to see The Biggest Little Farm last night at the Empress Theater with my parents. It was a very interesting documentary about a husband and wife team who decide to start a sustainable farm. After the movie there was a Skype session with the farmer/filmmaker John Chester where he talked more about what it was like creating both the farm and the film, and then took audience questions.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Posted the article What Makes Anime So Popular Internationally?.

I just realized that Netflix's She-Ra and the Princesses of Power season 3 is already streaming on Netflix! Seems like we just watched season 2, how is time getting away from me so fast!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Posted the article Ways to Satisfy Your Love for Anime.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Posted the article Unique and Fun Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Posted the article What Makes an Anime Better Than Cartoons?.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Posted the character profile of Osamu Dazai (from Bungo Stray Dogs).

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Well, all profile pages should now be using new PHP scripts that build and display the content rather than my pre-built pages that I upload. I've spent the last three weeks working on this so hopefully it all goes smoothly. I did an awful lot of testing and fixed countless bugs but undoubtedly a few will show up here and there so if you see any please let me know so I can get them fixed. I also removed a skyscraper banner from the sidebar as I felt it was just too much. I hate how many ads I currently have.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Posted the article 5 Must-See Anime Mobile Games You Should Be Playing.

Tuesday, July 24, 2019

Posted the article The Influence of Anime Culture in the Rise of eSports. Not many updates this past couple weeks as I've been hard at work converting my pre-processing scripts into PHP scripts that can run directly on the server. That is just one step into finally getting all of the anime profiles into a database. Currently, most of the pages are built from straight text files run through pre-processing scripts that generate the PHP files which I then upload to the server. Not the smartest way to manage a site with a lot of content!

Monday, July 22, 2019

Added images to Yuka, Miruchi, The Betrayal Knows My Name, Aqua, Atlas, Dr. Gaia.

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Posted the article Fortune Girl - A Must-Play Anime-Themed Online Slot Game.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Posted the article Who Is the Best Developer of Anime-Style Casino Games?.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Posted the article Which ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Character Are You At The Poker Table.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Significantly reduced the amount that the background dimmed when hovering over the top menu bar as I found the dark dimming effect to be quite distracting. Now the dimming effect is very mild. I also fixed a few broken links.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Posted the article Best 10 Educational Anime.

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Posted the article Should a foreign language be a compulsory subject at school?.

When I went outside this morning I noticed one of the solar torch lights we have along our walkway was just laying on the ground without its plastic post. It was right in the spot where we had it posted in the ground but the post that holds it up was nowhere to be found. I was confused, thinking who would want to steal a short plastic pole for a solar torch and not the light itself? So I went back through the security camera footage and at 12:49am two blurs zipped across the screen and plowed right through the torch post. When I ran it back at normal speed I saw it was two cats running full speed, one chasing the other, with the lead cat crashing through the solar torch so hard that the post flew into the nearby bush and the torch top fell right in place: https://youtu.be/z7aWxQ1JHfE

We were finally able to get American Home Shield to send out a different company for a second opinion on our air conditioner. They sent Cold Snap Air Conditioning, who arrived this morning. He found the same valve leak that JR from Service 1 found but after fixing that he did a test with nitrogen and also found a second leak in the condenser coil which Service 1 didn't even bother to check. He also concurred with our assessment that some of the duct work needed to be replaced. While he was in the attic he then smelled a gas leak which he was able to confirm and get fixed. So we were very happy with his service.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Posted the article How Can a Student Study Well and Have Time To Watch Anime.

I installed the backlit keyboard in my HP laptop this weekend. What a chore that was! I used my soldering iron to melt all the plastic rivets, carefully prying up the metal back plate as I went along until I could lift it enough to have access to the underside of the keyboard. I then had to melt more rivets so that I could pry up the keyboard. When I put the new backlit keyboard in I found that there were three notches which did not line up with the plastic pegs on the laptop. Argh!

The backside of the keyboard is metal so I couldn't just use scissors or a utility knife to cut out notches, and my tin snips don't offer the level of precision I would need, so the only option I could see was to cut off the plastic pegs that didn't align. There wasn't enough room to get even a small utility knife in there so I cut them with nail clippers and then filed them down the rest of the way with a metal nail file. Once I put the new keyboard in place I made some new notches with hot glue. I also used hot glue to recover all the plastic rivet tops I had melted away. I had tried spreading the plastic out with the soldering iron to make new heads but it just wasn't working.

I spent pretty much the entire day on this keyboard replacement and am happy that I got it done and it worked. This keyboard feels much nicer than the original and has a backlight so I can see what I'm doing even in low light. The whole process soured me on HP, though. They could have used screws or plastic clips but no, they designed it this way on purpose. Not cool, HP! I'll definitely think twice about purchasing an HP laptop in the future.

Laptop disassembly Laptop keyboard removal Laptop keyboard notches
Friday, June 28, 2019

Posted the article How Anime And Online Games Work Together.

Last week I sold my old laptop to someone off of Craigslist, and only a few hours later he contacted me saying there was a spot on the back that was getting really hot, like burn-your-skin hot. He was understandably upset thinking I had pulled one over on him but relaxed when I offered to meet him the next day. When I did, he showed me a mark that had formed on the back cover and also where the plastic had melted a bit up near the top. Very weird. I had never seen anything like it. I returned his money and he still expressed an interest in buying it if I could figure out and fix whatever was causing this bizarre issue.

Later that night took the screen off to see what was happening behind it. As it turns out, it was the webcam wire. For some reason it was getting hot enough to melt plastic, and very quickly too. Only moments after turning on the laptop the wire got hot enough to become uncomfortable to the touch. Had I left it on much longer it surely would have melted more of plastic. There must have been some kind of short in there, though very weird that it only manifested the day I sold it.

Melted laptop lid Scorched laptop screen

I ordered a new cable which arrived today. The webcam wire is part of the display cable so I had to replace the whole thing which runs from the base of the laptop through the hinge and up to the screen. That meant I had to pretty much completely dissemble the entire laptop, carefully run the wire through the nooks and crannies, then put it all back together again. It took awhile but I got it done and now it's working good as new.

My next project will be installing a backlit keyboard into my current laptop. I've done keyboard replacements before and they've always been pretty simple, but this one is going to be a huge pain as it turns out the newer HP laptop designs do not actually provide access to the keyboard. If you want to replace one you're supposed to replace the entire palmrest area which is quite expensive. They trap the keyboard between the top of the palmrest and a metal plate underneath with the two parts being molded together with plastic rivets, so to get access those rivets have to be either cut off or melted with a soldering iron. And there are a lot of rivets! I am really not looking forward to this.

Laptop keyboard Laptop keyboard's underside
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Updated the picture and age for Zoisite and the voices for Neo Queen Serenity (from Sailor Moon).

On Monday when I opened the garage door in preparation for heading to my platelet donation appointment I noticed a lizard sitting near it. This lizard was smaller than the one we saw in our house last week. Apparently the noise and motion of the garage door rising scared it so much that its auto defense mode kicked in and its tail came off! The tail didn't just lay there or wiggle back and forth, it actually jumped and hopped and flopped around like it has having a seizure while the lizard remained relatively still. It was so weird looking! I can easily see how that would be distracting to a predator.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Posted the article Comparing the Use of Dragons in Anime and Gaming.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

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Friday, June 14, 2019

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Posted the anime profile of Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

We found a little friend hiding out near our shoes yesterday evening, though perhaps little isn't the best adjective to use as this lizard was like 7 inches long not including the tail which was also quite long. I tried to encourage him to head out the front door but that didn't work and it instead made it's way down the hall where we lost sight of him. We had to leave so wasn't able to look for it. Then later we found it once again in our pile of shoes near the front door. I opened the storm door so it could get out if it desired then just let it be. Haven't seen it since so maybe it left. I looked it up online and believe it to be a Southern alligator lizard. Not dangerous but if it feels threatened it can release its bowels as a defensive technique so I'm glad I didn't try to grab it.

JR from Service 1 Heating and Air finally texted me back late this morning saying he couldn't get through to American Home Shield yesterday but that he was on hold with them now. I don't know if I believe that or not. I've never had any problem contacting AHS, but even if he did have a problem why didn't he text us yesterday to say so instead of just ghosting us all day? AHS then called to say we needed 8 lbs of Freon at $80/lbs and they would only cover $10/lbs so we would have to pay $560. They also said they wouldn't pay anything towards a new A/C unit if we decided to go that route. So now we're considering our options. We're in the process of getting an appointment to have an energy audit from SHHIP and have an appointment with another company to get an estimate for a new A/C unit.

Southern alligator lizard
Wednesday, June 12, 2019

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Our air conditioner hasn't been working at all this season. We had called American Home Shield who had assigned Service 1 Heating and Air. We actually had an appointment set up with them last month for a free A/C tuneup but he had called the day of to postpone because it needs to be a certain minimum temperature outside to do the tuneup properly. He said they would call back to set up another appointment but never did. That brings me to why they gave us a certificate for a free tuneup in the first place, which is because the last time they worked on their heater back in 2018 they failed to call us when the needed part came in so we had gone without heat unnecessarily for over a month. We had called last May to use this A/C tuneup certificate but again they never called us back. There have been other times that they were supposed to call us and didn't so this is a common theme with them. I say "them" but I think we've only ever had J.R. come out and 99% of the time when we call them we get voicemail so I kind of get the feeling they are a one-man operation. Looking over the Yelp review shows the same story over and over, with them either not showing up or not calling back.

Anyway, so we had an appointment set up for yesterday between 4pm and 6pm. JR arrived at 5:50pm, looked over our air conditioner and determined it had no more coolant/refrigerant in it. Apparently the cap on a valve had worked its way loose enough to cause a leak and so now it needs like a full gallon of coolant put back in which is going to cost a lot... he estimated like $500 a lot. And that's after the part that insurance covers. I can't help but think this could have been avoided if he had actually done a tuneup on the A/C last summer. JR was supposed to call our insurance first thing this morning to tell them the repair cost and they were supposed to call to tell us how much we would owe if we went through with it. We received no call from him or them all day. He gave me his cell number yesterday so I could contact him and I tried a few times but he never responded. So once again we have another day of 100+ degree weather without air, and no idea what is going on.

Thankfully, our friend Victor had a spare window A/C unit which he brought over yesterday evening and helped get set up so we were able to sleep in a nice cool room last night. With how hot it is I wish we could have spent all day in the bedroom but there was just too much to do. I'm definitely looking forward to heading back in there tonight for some sweet, sweet relief. How did people live in this weather before air conditioning?!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Posted the character profile of Momo Yaoyorozu (from My Hero Academia).

We had a garage sale this Saturday, thanks to a neighbor, Tammy, who organized it for our whole block. This was the first time we've ever done a garage sale, at least as adults, and so we weren't very organized. It started at 7am so we were up by 6:30am, had a quick breakfast, then started hauling stuff outside. Treese sat out and took care of the all the people while I kept bringing stuff out, always finding more and more stuff stashed away that we no longer wanted. Tammy came around a few times to see how we were doing and we ended up doing pretty well. As I suspect is typical of garage sales, there was a bunch of stuff that didn't sell. Some of it we brought back inside which I'll try selling online, but we had several boxes of stuff that we just wanted to get rid of so we took them to the Goodwill Donation Center.

After the garage sale I continued working on the garage ceiling repair. I had finished the East side of the garage on Friday, but using a new technique. Based on advice I received from neighbors on Nextdoor.com as well a my friend Gary, I attached sections of 2x4 to the two metal posts so that they formed a T shape and would be able to support a larger section of drywall. Like before, I used the car jacks with the posts to raise the drywall, but this time I set up a couple old smartphones in the attic, pointing them so their cameras could see the gap between the drywall and stud. Then I used an app called IP Webcam to remotely view those video feeds on my phone so I could see exactly how high to raise the drywall while operating the jacks. Once it was flush, I skipped the furring strips and instead removed the old nails which had popped through the drywall texture then reused those holes to drive in some screws. I started with 2.5" deck screws since that's what I had on-hand, but once it became clear this was working properly I went and got some star drive 2" multi-material screws.

That technique seemed to have worked well, so I decided to do the same thing on the West side of the garage where I had used furring strips to help raise the drywall. I would jack up the posts to the current height of the ceiling along one of the furring strips, remove the furring strip, continue jacking up the ceiling until it was flush with the stud, then screw that in. Tammy had said earlier she would like to help so she came by when I started working on that. She was a big help as it meant I didn't need to set up the phones in the attic, instead I could just get up there and have her operate the jacks until I told her to stop. What a time saver! For the parts where she had nothing to do we just talked while I worked. She is very friendly and knows a lot of people in our neighborhood.

I didn't quite get the ceiling finished that evening so I went out on Sunday to finish it off. I got all the furring strips removed and the ceiling appears to be level again, though there are a bunch of screws visible and places where small sections of drywall texture fell off so I'll have to fix those next. I figure I can just use the spray texture to cover all the screw holes but not sure what to do about the couple of places where there are tears and gashes in the drywall. I'm also not sure what do to about the seams where there is/was drywall tape as it has peeled away in some areas. If there is some kind of drywall adhesive then perhaps I can use that to reattach some of the pealing tape, but there is other drywall tape which is now pinched between the ceiling and wall seams that I can't pull back out so not sure what to do about that.

Garage ceiling gap Lifting the garage ceiling Garage ceiling is leveled! Gash in the garage ceiling Drywall tape separation Drywall tape separation
Sunday, June 2, 2019

Posted the article Online Slots Inspired by Anime.

Yesterday I volunteered at the Happy Valley Strawberry Festival to help a friend who was managing the pie eating contests and gunny sack races. It was a relatively nice day for the festival, although quite warm out even in the morning. I'd say it probably got to be somewhere in the 90s by the height of afternoon. The local celebrity pie eating contest was the first event so we got that all set up and ready to go. The celebrities consisted of eight people from local news, radio, and newspapers and that was a blast to watch. It was the first pie eating contest I ever remember seeing in real life. There were two more pie eating contests throughout the day for anyone who wanted to sit down and try, and it was fun to see how messy some people get trying to devour their pies. For the gunny sack races, only kids went, no adults gave it ago. We're going back today so we'll see if any adults step up for the challenge, putting their body on the line in 90 degree weather to win a ribbon.

Happy Valley Strawberry Festival Pie Eating Contest Happy Valley Strawberry Festival Gunny Sack Race

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