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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Updated the adult content warning so that it will continue to show up on pages even after a user has given consent to view the adult content. I also added the ability to revoke consent by simply clicking a button which will re-hide all the adult content images.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Added more images to the character profile of Mai Shiranui (from Fatal Fury), including a couple nude ones so the adult content warning would trigger. The page was flagged by Google as containing adult content, I assume due to her skimpy outfit, so I needed that adult content warning to show up.

Friday, March 8, 2019

Posted the character profile of Bisca Connell (from Fairy Tail). Posted the article Thrilling Anime-Inspired Casino Games.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Posted the character profile of Shลta Toyokawa (from Bleach). Updated several entries in the PS2 HD Loader Game Compatibility List.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Updated the anime profile of Zillion.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Posted the anime profile of Darling in the Franxx.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Posted the anime profile of Castlevania. Posted the article The Best Gambling Anime TV Series for Grown-Ups.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Posted the character profile of Katsuki Bakugou (from My Hero Academia). Posted the article The Best Sports Anime of All Time.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Posted the character profile of Eren Yeager (from Attack On Titan). Posted the article Blu Ray Review: Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season 4.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Posted the anime profile of Dragon Ball Super: Broly. Posted the article Level 5 Takes Firm Stand with Ni no Kuni Anime Announcement.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Posted the article The Enduring Influence of Anime on Western Popular Culture.

Happy Valentine's Day! For my beloved I got an elongated ADA 18" high Kohler toilet... how romantic! I got and installed it on Tuesday and it took way longer than all the videos I watched had led me to believe. One reason is because I tried using Fluidmaster's Better Than Wax toilet seal instead of a wax ring for the seal and spent well over an hour trying to get it to fit right, but no matter what I did I could not get the toilet to sit flush with the floor, it always had some wiggle to it. So I eventually gave up with that and tried Korky's Wax-Free gasket, another wax-free alternative. This thing worked great, fit just right the first time with no wiggle. Then another thing that slowed me down was that the 9" water line we had didn't reach the tank so I had to go to the store and pick up a 16", but when I got home and tried to hook it up I realized I had picked up a sink faucet water line. I had definitely been in the toilet repair area when I picked it up so someone must have just thrown it in the wrong box when they went to put it back, thus I had to go back to the store, return it, and buy the right one.

Yesterday turned out to be a weird day. At 4AM our power had gone out, and we knew the exact time because when it happened the alarm on our UPS battery backup started wailing like someone was trying to kill a bag full of angry cats. There's supposed to be a way to turn the alarm off but it doesn't seem to work so I just turned off the UPS. I had noticed it was snowing outside before heading to bed and in the morning everything was covered in like 10 inches of snow. Also, the giant oak tree, which was more like two oak trees attached at the base, had fallen over. So no more oak tree :(. It hit and crushed the metal dog run fence in several spots but I can't see if it did any damage to the wooden fence further back as there's too many branches in the way.

Due to all the snow, Treese couldn't get to work so she got to have a snow day. Unfortunately, the power outage lasted until 5pm so it wasn't the most enjoyable snow day. It was really cold so we tried to keep bundled up and used the gas fireplace for heat which we haven't used in a long, long time (after taking out the fake fire log of course). We also used that fire to cook some canned raviolis since our gas stove doesn't function without power, which is a terrible design flaw. Who designs a gas stove to not work without power? It was around 5PM when the power finally came back on which was nice because it was beginning to get too dark to do anything. Once the power came back our living room clock started making a loud buzzing sound from inside, not like an alarm but like there was something wrong, so I unplugged it. I plugged it into a different outlet but the buzzing persisted. I tried to set the time but it was unresponsive so I think it's toast. Also, the cooling fans in our NVR got really noisy so I think I'll have to replace those. I haven't noticed any other problems yet so hopefully that's it.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Posted my review of The Grinch (2018). Updated the forum to the latest version of the phpBB software.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Posted the article Top 5 Gambling Anime and Manga.

The second page of the Japanese children's book ใตใ‚“ใตใ‚“ ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‹ใ„ใ„ใซใŠใ„ is:

ใŠใŠใ„ใใŽใง ใ”ใฏใ‚“ใ‚’ ใŸในใ‚‹ใจ ใฉใ†ใชใ‚Šใพใ™ใ‹ใ€‚
ใ•ใฃใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใฎ ใใกใฎใพใ‚ใ‚Šใฏ ใŸใพใ”ใฎใใฟใง ใใ‚ใ‚“ใใ‚ใ‚“ใ€‚
ใฆใฎใฒใ‚‰ใฏ ใ„ใกใ”ใ‚ธใƒฃใƒ ใง ในใŸในใŸใ€‚
ใ‚จใƒ—ใƒญใƒณใฏ ใจใ‚Šใฎใ‚นใƒผใƒ—ใง ใ—ใฟใ ใ‚‰ใ‘ใงใ™ใ€‚

The first line is "Ooisogi de gohan wo taberu to dou narimasu ka" and I know all those words except "dou narimasu" which apparently means something like "what will happen". So that sentence is "What will happen if I eat a meal urgently?" and the next three sentences appear to be the answer. The second line is "Sacchan no kuchi no mawari wa tamago no kimi de kuwankuwan". Here "kuchi" is mouth and "tamago" is egg but I don't know "mawari", "kimi", or "kuwankuwan". According to the Internet, "mawari" means "around" but "kimi" has different meanings and "kuwankuwan" is a complete mystery. The next two sentences don't get any easier, something about strawberry jam on hands and soup on an apron. I didn't expect a children's book to be this challenging!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Posted the article Just When You Thought One Piece Couldnโ€™t Get Any More Legendary, They Brought In Dinosaurs.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Posted the character profile of Puri Puri Prisoner (from One Punch Man).

Memrise, one of the apps I use for Japanese language practice, recently did a major update. This update introduced a rather annoying bug where instead of showing the translation of a kanji it just shows the kanji itself, thus, no way to know what the kanji means! This update also sees the removal of a feature I really liked which was that when typing an incorrect translation of a given English sentence in Japanese, the app would show the correct Japanese and then underneath would show what you had typed and highlight the part that was wrong. Now it no longer shows what you typed. One change I do like is that they finally fixed the Speed Review so it's now possible to finish. Before this update it would give you less and less time on each screen until finally you had like one second to read the English then read all four choice boxes of Japanese and choose the right one. That was tough for individual words but for screens with complete sentences it was impossible. I couldn't even do that if everything was in English, there just wouldn't be enough time to read the choices. Now you get the same amount of time on each page and so for the first in over a year I was able to complete a speed review.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Posted the article Top 4 Anime-Themed Online Slot Games.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Posted the article Overwatch, Anime & eSports: How MonteCristo Became A Villain. For all Captain Underpants fans out there, the second season of DreamWorks The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants is premiering exclusively on Netflix February 8th! Check out the trailer on YouTube.

I posted on japanese.stackexchange.com asking for help understanding that sentence I couldn't translate and received a great response from a user named Chocolate who broke it down piece-by-piece. That sentence means "Why? ... I can't tell that to Mom.", so the first page says "Sachan ate breakfast urgently. Mom always says 'please ate slowly' but today it cannot be helped. Why? ... I can't tell that to Mom." Now that page one is done, I suppose it's time to move on to page two!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Posted the article Advertise your anime account!.

The first page in the Japanese children's book ใตใ‚“ใตใ‚“ ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‹ใ„ใ„ใซใŠใ„ that I'm trying to read is:

ใ•ใฃใกใ‚ƒใ‚“ใฏ ใŠใŠใ„ใใŽใง ใ‚ใ•ใ”ใฏใ‚“ใ‚’ ใŸในใพใ—ใŸใ€‚
ใŠใ‹ใ‚ใ•ใ‚“ใฏ ใ„ใคใ‚‚ ใ€Œใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Š ใŸในใชใ•ใ„ใ€ ใจ ใ„ใ†ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉใ€ ใใ‚‡ใ†ใฏ ใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Šใชใ‚“ใฆ ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ„ใฎใ€‚
ใชใœใฃใฆโ€ฅโ€ฅโ€ฅ
ใใ‚Œใฏ ใŠใ‹ใ‚ใ•ใ‚“ใซใฏ ใชใ„ใ—ใ‚‡ใชใฎใ€‚

The first sentence (Sachan wa ooisogi de asagohan wo tabemashita) means something like Sachan ate breakfast urgently. I understood that without having to look anything up except I don't know why the particle ใง is there after ใŠใŠใ„ใใŽ. I struggled more with the second sentence. I knew "ใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Š ใŸในใชใ•ใ„" meant something about eating slowly but I didn't recognize the ~ใชใ•ใ„ (~nasai) conjugation. Searching the web I found that it indicates a request, like ~kudasai, but is used when talking to someone who is a lower rank than you such as a parent to a child, so that phrase simply means "Please eat slowly". I also didn't know that "ใจ ใ„ใ†" means "to say" in that a person was just quoted. I did know that ใ‘ใ‚Œใฉ means "but/however", ใใ‚‡ใ† means "today", and ใ‚†ใฃใใ‚Š means slowly but I didn't recognize the ใชใ‚“ใฆ on the end of it. Apparently it's just a word that give emphasis. Then I also didn't recognize ใ—ใฆใ„ใ‚‰ใ‚Œใชใ„ใฎ which according to Google Translate means "cannot be helped". So the second sentence should mean something like "Mom always says 'please ate slowly' but today it cannot be helped". The third sentence starts with ใชใœใฃใฆโ€ฅโ€ฅโ€ฅ which I didn't recognize at all and apparently just means "why". Then ใใ‚Œ means "that" and ใŠใ‹ใ‚ใ•ใ‚“ means "mom" but I didn't know ใชใ„ใ—ใ‚‡ or ใชใฎ. Apparently ใชใ„ใ—ใ‚‡ means "secrecy" and ใชใฎ is just an informal version of ใงใ™ใ‹, which is sort of like "to be?". But both Google Translate and Microsoft Translate give different translations of that sentence, neither has a word like secrecy in it and neither seem to make much sense in the context so I'm still not sure what that sentence means.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Posted the character profile of Roger Ruvie (from Death Note).

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Posted the article Slot Game Themes Inspired By Anime. Fixed the My phpBB Extensions page which wasn't showing any extensions due to the server not being configured to read files inside ZIP files.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Posted the character profile of Alastor (from Hazbin Hotel).

I am trying to learn Japanese. I had taken some classes in college but hadn't kept on it, then in the middle of 2017 I decided to start up again when I found a phone app that could help. At the end of 2017 I had set a goal of being able to read one of my Japanese children's books by the end of 2018. I didn't practice with the books at all during the year, but rather focused on daily practice using multiple phone apps. Over the past year and a half I learned a lot: vocabulary, grammar, phrases, the Japanese alphabets, and even some kanji. When the end of the year came I broke out one of the books ใตใ‚“ใตใ‚“ ใชใ‚“ใ ใ‹ใ„ใ„ใซใŠใ„ ("Hmmmm, it smells good") and gave it a whirl but was only able to make it about three pages in, and even that was slow going. I didn't think it'd be so tough considering it's written in mostly hiragana with a little katakana thrown in, and no kanji at all which meant they used spaces to separate words, something that's rarely done in Japanese. But there's just too many words I don't know yet, so I am renewing this same goal for 2019. I will continue to practice Japanese through the apps but I think I'll also practice with the book.

Another goal I set for 2019 was to learn how to solve the Rubik's Cube. It's something I've wanted to do ever since it became popular back in the 80s. My mom had even gotten a book on it and was able to solve it. I have no idea where that book is now but thanks to the Internet it doesn't really matter. I looked up a beginner's guide online and even that was daunting. I followed the instructions but kept messing up somewhere which was totally frustrating. Eventually I was able to go through all the instructions and get it solved, which felt good but not great since I was being walked through it step-by-step. So then I started practicing and was shocked to find that after only about week of practicing somewhere around 15 a day I was able to solve it on my own, without looking at the tutorial. I did my first real solve on Thursday night and have been solving it multiple times a day every day since in order to really lock it in my head so I won't forget how to do it later on. I still make mistakes on occasion, usually when I get distracted during a sequence, but I'm always able to recover and finish the cube. I don't really time myself but it seems like it usually takes around 3-4 minutes. I seriously thought accomplishing this goal would take a lot longer so now I'm going to have to come up with another goal for the year.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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

Thursday, January 3, 2019

The trailer for The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle was released today. Personally I haven't seen this show yet even though we do have Amazon Prime but the trailer makes it look more funny than the original series which I was never a huge fan of.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g7ZvCs2ews&feature=youtu.be

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Posted the character profile of Azusa Nakano (from K-On!).

Happy New Year everyone! We're only two days in but I hope you all got off to a good start. We went to see Aquaman yesterday, which was fine. Enjoyable for the most part, Jason Momoma was great as usual. I loved his character in Stargate: Atlantis and enjoyed every performance I've seen since then, even when the movies themselves were nothing spectacular (Conan the Barbarian, Braven). He brings an energy that makes the character enjoyable to watch and easy to get invested. That's something the DC movie universe really needs. My eyelids started getting real heavy during that ending CG battle, though, when it switched from watching characters I care about to a whole bunch of computer generated people I had no investment in fighting each other. I struggled to stay interested during that whole sequence, but up until that part I was enjoying it. I thought they did a good job with the underwater effects, the hair and the way people moved.