Monday, October 31, 2005


It's Halloween! Okay, since it's halloween and all I thought long and hard about the scariest thing to blog about. The conclusion I came to was very simple... my inner thoughts! So sit back, and get to know a little of what goes on inside Balmung of the Azure Sky/BOAS/Bo-san.
1. You gotta love the bishies -- bishonens and bishoujos; I mean everything has it's place and I'm no bigot. So without further ado, here's a list of the boys of anime which I think are cute: Fujiwara no Sai (Hikaru no Go), Athrun Zala (Gundam Seed [Destiny]), Haku (Naruto), Syaoran (Tsubasa Chronicles), Sai (Uta Kata), Arima Souichirou (Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou // His and Her Circumstances), and Yukimura Sanada (Samurai Deeper Kyo). To make things clear, I think the Prince of Tennis should be the Princess of Tennis FYI, also Sukisyo was just wrong. I'm not going to state my opinion on Maria-sama ga Miteru.
2. Animes that vicariously fill you with the feelings with a mother are among the best out there, I'm not kidding! Here's two animes that do just that, well kinda... Full Metal Alchemist, not really warm or fuzzy but definately over-protective. AIR, all of the above from zenith joys to empty despair. Oh, and .Hack//Legend of the Twilight Bracelet the Manga!!!
3. I watched Rozen Maiden, yeah what! All you other guys out there just aren't man enough to watch other men play with dolls.
4. Animes that made me cry feminine tears: Grave of the Fireflies, Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien, Full Metal Alchemist, Galaxy Express 999, AIR, Naruto (Haku), Da Capo, Mahoromatic Moto Utsukushii Mono, Memories Off 2, Rurouni Kenshin: Tsuiokuhen, Rurouni Kenshin: Seisouhen, Tenchi in Toyko (seriously), RahXephon, and Gundam Seed Destiny. That's all in recent memory.
5. Circus and their works such as Da Capo and Shuffle have totally ruined my perception of the female anatomy. Is slightly anorexic supposed to look normal? Well it's too late now, I'm so sorry Tifa but you could stand to loose 10-30 pounds. Yufie on-the-other-hand Uhmph.
6. I really am an equal opportunity hater in terms of OS (fan boys say what you may), Microsoft/XP sucks, Mac OS are for pricks, Unix is boring, and Linux is not friendly to end users. In short, none of them do everything I'd like; that's why I have two of the three, guess which one I don't have.
7. I was once asked by a girl to cosplay as Sakura to her Syaoran from Tsubasa Chronicles - I was flattered.
8. I can sing Shizukana Yoru Ni in its' entirety and often do so. TO THE TRUE SONGTRESS BONZAI!!!! I heart Lacus Clyne (that's the only time I'll use that particular vernacular).

Congradulations, Congradulations, Congradulations!

On your special day, you know who you are; congradulations old man.

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Jikan ga Nai Desu!

Where has all my time gone? Anime, yeah that was a rhetorical question, but I was once asked "What takes up most of your time?", and I responded with some utter nonsense. After a while I thought about that question and the answer was clear "I'm lazy, so mostly I just watch a lot of anime". Anyway, this post isn't supposed to be a rant... Memento, it's a cool anime blog (in fact much better than this one) check it out. And fresh from the BBC news desk it seems that modern teenagers have much better spelling and grammer than their counterparts of yesteryear. Kewl mAn, us tottally rok! Oh, and on a side note patience is a virtue; anyone who waits for bleach once in a blue moon can tell you that! OH MY GOD, in his heaven; all's right with the world.

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Apple, EVA, and more of the Flock

Inspiration, it's something that's seldom used well; and appifinies my friend, those are even rarer. Fear not for I have been struck with Shuffle! and the madness of Apple advertising. On a related note, I thought Apple had some gall with their Rosa Parks advertisement tribute or whatever.
Aside from all that Mac mischief, the 10th anniversary NGE OST was released recently entitled NGE: Decade. It's pretty good, I mean for a remix CD.
I've finally gotten around to trying out the pre-developer release of the Flock browser (I've been soo busy!) and I can say that it's pretty good. The blogging function is interesting and may actually make this business a whole lot easier. I'm not too sure about the bookmarks yet, and it's a pain that most of the Firefox extensions don't work with it. One extension that works is AdBlock but even that has issue with iFrames but handles website spam images beautifully. Look forward to a more complete review after a few days or weeks. For now I'd recommend anyone who isn't a total tech junkie to wait for at least the Beta release of Flock. Don't get me wrong, it's a cool browser but not close to finished.

Friday, October 28, 2005

FNN 10.28.05

Flock: Okay, it's been in alpha/beta or whatever release for a while now; but that doesn't mean everybody knows about it. So give flock a try if you'd like another web browser.
.Hack//GU Manga: it's going to become a reality, another item for my .Hack library I'm so excited.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

FNN 10.27.05

Yasashiiburi da ne? Ma kimishiruna, daijobu desu.
1. Live Action Fireflies: NTV is adapting Miyazaki's Grave of the Fireflies into a live action movie. Grave of the Fireflies happens to be my favorite Miyazaki film, and I hope they don't screw it up for me again...
2. Obesity Office: It seems, at least according to that guy, that Open Office 2.o is a memory hog compared to Microsoft's office suit applications. Due to their bulky memory fingerprint the Open Office apps also suffer from performace lethargy. This has been a warning from your FCC Obesity advisor.
3. Google Meet Your Microsoft: In a recent interview, Bill Gates openly proclaimed Microsoft's ambitions to compete and beat the likes of Google, Apple, and Sony. What with you ask, idk maybe fairy dust happy thoughts?

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Kyaa! Tessa?

I just finished watching FMPTSR over the weekend and it mostly lived up to my expectations. In other words I liked it a lot, but probably my most favorite part was at the end in Tessa's reaction to Sousuke's "Crude Words". Hear it for yourself here.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Motto motto!

More anime for u's, 1. Mushishi, weird fantasy creature world. 2. Solty Rei, robots and bounty hunters with the art style of Witch Hunter Robin; except brighter I guess.

Sunday, October 23, 2005


27 more Naruto fillers until Spring 2006, at this rate Cartoon Network will catch up.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Another Fall Flavor

Hear about someone else's choices for fall anime viewing at ANN. These guys are okay in my book. Of their picks, I personally like Paradise Kiss, Jigoku Shoujo, ARIA the Animation, and Ginban Kaleidoscope, as you all know and fear!

4K Happiness!

4K B**ches! Uh, ooh I am gooooooddddddd.... Mwahahahaaha

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Paradise Kiss

Yeah, I know I mentioned it, but I watched the first episode and found it pretty good. It's from the same company who produced Honey & Clover, so if it's anything like that we should be in for a treat. Get Paradise Kiss, chu chu!

IT Express

Words of advice, if some random person from your IT department tells you that you have a virus or "infection" present on your system, DON'T blindly believe them. Most of the time these people have no idea what they're doing, and really they couldn't have a grasp of the situation unless they were familar with your system. Not to mention the Mac losers who think your Linux machine is virus, and the n00b who thinks you can't make XP into an anonymous machine. Listen, trust your own wit before anything someone else tell you, it'll pay off!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

FNN 10.18.05

1. I'm tired, like totally exhausted and completely void of all emotion... My eyes must look exquisite right now.
2. Mc Nintendog: Nintendo partners with Mc Donalds to bring free wifi DS gameplay to their restaurants.
Additionally, more fall anime has arrived. The newest titles are Ginban Kaleidoscope, Paradise Kiss (got bishies?), and ARIA the Animation.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Firefox Extension Picks

These are just some solid Firefox extensions that I use.
1. Download Sort: One click downloading and automatic organization into folders based on file types. This single handedly made one browser interwebs possible for me.
2. Adblock: It blocks advertisements, what more can I say?
3. FoxyTunes: A media player script extention for Firefox that allows you to control iTunes, Winamp, Windows Media Player, and much more from your browser.
4. SwitchProxy Tool: This really makes proxy browsing work, especially with the Tor client.
5. NoScript: Blocks unknown scripts from running on your browser. This is a must for those concious of security threats.
Finally, though I don't use FlashGot, I heard it was good; try it for yourself.

Jigoku Shoujo

Another new anime for the fall line up, is Jigoku Shoujo or Hell Girl. Jigoku Shoujo is a horror anime abundant with Japanese mythology and hell imagery. The artstyle is among the best I've ever seen, and the storyline looks promising. There really isn't enough horror genre anime out there and this is a really good addition. PS. Whore-ror genre anime does not count!

Friday, October 14, 2005


Some anniversaries are coming up and we'd like to take time and notice their special day. First is the ten year anniversary of Neon Genesis Evangelion the classic anime superhit from Hideki Anno. To celebrate ten years of Evangelion cosplay and idol worship, Gainax is releasing figurines of all the Angels as what else, (dramatic pause), GIRLS. I wonder what Kaoru/Tabris the 17th angel will look like as a girl. Also this month is Microsoft Corporation's 20 year anniversary. Good for you Microsoft!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

iPods and such

1. iPod Video: The new iPod Video was announced by Jobs today at the "One More Thing" show.
2. iPod not so Nano: A 200GB hard drive hack for the iPod nano has been engineered.
3. Departed Dark Matter: A recent scientific paper explains the effects of Dark Matter with not dark matter but instead General relativity. This brings us to our first breast poem in awhile:
My breasts are like dark matter, rarely seen but felt under the effects of general relativity.
Peace out from Bo-san. PS. I'm not scary!

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

FNN 10.11.05

1. Otaku, No Longer an Endangered Species: Study finds 1.72 millon Otaku in Japan. Find your fellow Otaku at
2. High Noon for US Interwebs: The showdown over who rules the internet is fast approaching partner and Europe wants nothing to do with that wily eyed bandit - the US.
3. China CS Clinics: Chinese authorities are setting up internet addiction clinics for those ailing from the sore Counter Strike Source thumb.

Monday, October 10, 2005


I just can't seem to let go of Gundam Seed Destiny! Anyway this is the OST single from Meer Campbell, it may sound happy but it's SAD! OMG, I can't believe what they did to Meer! Sonamono kirai desu-wa!


Full Metal Panic: The Second Raid nowadays is looking more and more like His and Her Circumstances! Not that's a bad thing, mind you; but I wondered just what happened? First, there was the episode titiled: Her Problem, and now there's His Problem. So if you put them together that kinda translates into Kareshi Kanojo no Mondai or Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou!! Shocking!

Saturday, October 08, 2005

In the Fall, Say You'll Fall For Me

When autumn leaves are falling from the trees... Yes the new season of Fall anime has arrived in all the autumn hues of affection.
1. Canvas 2: The second release of the art shoujo/high school anime, how I feel it's been forever since I heard the words Onii-chan!
2. To Heart 2: The third installation of the To Heart series after the original To Heart and then the spinoff To Heart: Remember my Memories. I feel the pangs of nostalgia as auspicious in my heart as the stalk of leaf in my tea.
3. Play Ball: Baseball, not to sure about this one; good for the kids?
4. Mai Otome: Why does this translate into Mai HiMe sometimes? I thought that was different right?
5. Cluster Edge: Victorian era bishonen gentlemen academy action!
P.S. A little something called Okusama wa Mahou Shoujo snuck up behind be like the final singing of cicadas, check it out. Wives in Japan are getting interesting...

Friday, October 07, 2005


China for once is developing its' own original DVD format to content with Sony's Blu-ray and Microsoft's HD-DVD, instead of just pirating everyone else's formats. The format will be based on HD-DVD but incompatible with its counterpart. Personally I like Blu-ray but I'm starting to sympathize with Microsoft a little; I mean they are trying their best right?

Thursday, October 06, 2005

I Miss You Gundam Seed

Now that Gundam Seed Destiny, the second installment in the CE Gundam timeline is over, I miss it so much. Please make an OVA/Movie/Series or whatever that brings more closure to the series. PLEASE! ONEGAI!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

FNN 10.5.2005

1. mpTHIS: A good review of the most popular online mp3 purchase options.
2. Only if you're really into anime/Japan would you find this interesting: A date has been set for Sayako's marriage Yoshiki Kuroda. Princess Sayako will leave the royal family after her marriage to the genji Kuroda.
3. EULA blah blah blah: A nice keyword search engine that scans your EULA agreements for fishy activities. Know your rights [on/off]line.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

FNN Hot Links, 10.4.05

1. Fuggetaboutit: The latest in Apple's advertising campaign edited by yours truly.
2. Taiwan Glub on Google's Globe: Taiwan expressed unhappiness as being mentioned as a province of China on Google Maps. "They started it!", "I'm telling teacher!"
3. Peter Jackson says Olah to Halo: Director Peter Jackson to direct microsoft's game-movie adaptation.


A moment of silence for those dear and departed.

Monday, October 03, 2005

Xena & Gabrielle, Aiaiaiaiai!

From the BBC: The pseudo 10th planet from the Sun - Xena has been spotted with her own moon named Gabrielle. Just who are these people watching the interstellar observatories anyway?

Mundane Monday

Nothing really happened today, so I'll just give you some sites that I visited and found interesting.
1. Shatner Blog: Yep, William Shatner's weblog.
2. The Onion: Stuff that you really like to read about.
3. Australian Anime: The anime scene down under.
Oh and I found this really great image from AIR, it'll definately be a wallpaper in a few seasons!

Sunday, October 02, 2005


Do you hear the ringing of bells? Well you should, as Suzuka the recent anime titled about Track and Field delights me with its' surprises and treats. From the adrelanine on the track to the heart-racing off the track Suzuka definately delivers some good ol' fashioned High School romance. Now approaching the half way mark on episode 13 and with the release of the Suzuka OST this is a good point for all those who haven't heard the ringing of bells to tune into the requiem movement of Suzuka.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

FNN Hot Links, 10.1.05

1. Google Generosity: Google is planning to provide free 300kps WiFi connection to the city of San Francisco through its' Virtual Private Network Secure Access service.
2. Long Live Labor: The New Zealand Labor Party has won the general election over its' rival the National Party. This marks the third term of office for Prime Minister Helen Clark (Even I remember her, poor Jim Boldger :(...
3. Star Wreck: The Finnish indie film is now released and available for free download, check it out.
4. IGN Top 25: IGN dot com has released their list for the top 25 animated films of all time, with several anime films making a less than spectacular appearance. WTF does IGN know anyway?! This is not the counsel of your peers people!