Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Screenshots FYI

Here's a guide to capturing screenshots which any one of the many DVD player programs should be able to do. However, since we're cheap we need a free alternative and that is where Virtual Dub comes in. Virtual Dub is really a movie/AVI editing program but has a simple way to capture screenshots in the original size and aspect. To capture a screen in Vitual Dub all one has to do is seek to the time of the screenshot (CTRL+G, then enter the time) and then pressing CTRL+1 which will copy the screenshot to the clipboard. Then simply paste to MS Paint or something and save the image.
Aside: For those who want a bit more here are some video software that I found useful. First is Slysoft's CloneDVD2 which is intended to backup your DVDs but also makes perfectly good DVD format movies on your hard drive. After getting your movie backedup one can use Ahead: Nero Showtime to capture the screenshot from the movie using the built in feature.

AIR Movie

AIR: The Movie is available for your enjoyment, I haven't seen it yet but from the TV series this should be a touching movie.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Honey & Clover / Hachimitsu to Clover

Honey & Clover is without doubt one of the absolute best animes in a long while. Part comedy and part tragedy, Honey & Clover is a character driven masterpiece of story telling. The story follows the lives of a group of Art college students through good times and bad, and leads to a completely engrossing experience. Please please watch Honey & Clover if you haven't already.


As you know from x/z, I'm back and it's great to be back. I should probably say something really interesting but the jet lag still hasn't worn off. A reminder though that this still is an anime blog so I'll come up with something to that effect real soon.

PS. Don't kid yourself, we have no fans...

Monday, August 29, 2005

Now it's My turn for a trip

Ok guys, here's the deal.

BOAS is back. By the way, we need to get together.

But more pressing matters first. I will be gone, actually, to Ohio for the week. So this is MY vacation. I will be back on the 5th, so don't worry my fellow fans. I shall return.

In other news, peace out 'till then.

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

iPod News

I heard this a while back, but I think everyone should know about this.

The iPod has an irreplacable battery that lasts only 18 months.

I was shocked when I heard this. I was deciding whether I should save up money for an iPod, then decided against it once I heard this. If I was going to spend $300 on something, it should last more than 18 months. You'd think Apple would make the iPod more versatile to increase sales. They just lost my sale there.

Maybe if they change that in the future, I'll consider buying one again. Till then...

Monday, August 15, 2005


I cooked an entire dinner tonight for the first time!! Now I'm set for college!


Is it me, or does Naruto not have that flair that it once had before? It is hard to describe, but these filler episodes right now are not the Naruto that I fell in love with. What's up with that?

Maybe because the episodes right now are what they really are, "fillers", even though they are made to appear to move the story along. I happen to like Naruto for making each saga in the series flow and not seem to drag on, like Dragonball Z and such. But now, these filler episodes are leaning toward that Dragonball-esque style, and it's not what I expect Naruto should be.

I hope it gets better in the future.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005