Wednesday, May 31, 2006

ThePirateBay Raided by Swiss Police, long famous in the Bittorrent community had their servers seized by the Swiss Police according to

Source: Slyck

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Aarin Fantasy

Check out the wonderful world of *yaoi* at Aarin Fantasy!

Lililicious Scanlations

Check out the wonderful world of *yuri* scanlations as Lililicious!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

ARIA the Natural Due

ARIA the Natural Original Soundtrack Due has been released. Many people don't understand the appeal of ARIA but it has all the elements of a good anime not least of which is the music. The soft melodies and guitar riffs will have your ears in heaven or Aqua in no time.

アリア カンパニ

The Egg Came First!

Scientist have finally made up their minds (or so it seems) as to which came first the Chicken or the Egg.

Source: CNN

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Google de-Boggle

In Google's recent summer of code event approxiamately 1800 acceptence letters were emailed to participants followed by a rejection letter 10 minutes later. Google explained it was a mistake and assured all the recipiants that they were indeed rejected.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Sunday, May 21, 2006

To IDE or not to IDE

Ah, the age old question facing all programmer hatchlings; slashdot your way over to their discussion.


And the answer is no.

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Ars Technica Review MacBook

Ars Technica has an indepth review of the new MacBook and looks at how it stacks up against it peers and predecessors.

Ars Techinica: MacBook

Thursday, May 18, 2006

'Get Ready!' Windows Vista

Microsoft has released the system specs for Vista "ready" machines which among other things include a D9 capable graphics card.

Microsoft: Vista

Manga Moe Moe

Two new mangas are available for your viewing pleasure, the first is the adaptation of the Canvas 2 anime and second it entitled No Bra. I think Canvas 2 needs no explanation if you've seen the anime, it's like that except more uhhuh.... Anyway, No Bra is about childhood friends who rediscover each other and discover the other's bishonen-ness! I've always had a thing for this type of manga, like "special interests"? Check them out ^o^

MangaUpdates: No Bra
MangaUpdates: Canvas 2

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

10th Aniversary for Evangelion

Yet another edition of Neon Genesis Evangelion will be released by ADV dubbed the "10th aniversary box set"; how many editions is that now? I want a rerelease of Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou! Just imagine BOAS in a nighty eating ice cream from the container while watching Karekano! *O*

ANN: 10th Aniversary BOX

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

WMP 11 Screens

For X/Z who's a total n00b, here are some early leaked screens of Windows Media Player 11 set to be released publically on wensday. *Cough*iTunes*Cough* Ahem...

Source: FlexBeta

Monday, May 15, 2006

Mimei Sakamoto on Moe

In an article which is to be published in Shukan Bunshun, Sakamoto-sensei a talented manga artist and self-professed Otaku ordains the true meaning of moe. Ripping on the current trend of Otaku posers, losers, and pedofiles Sakamoto tears a new one to all the fanservicers out there. She goes on to comment on the current state of the industry in terms of product development and marketing along the same evangelical lines of moe madness. This article is a must read for the "true" otaku, although I'm not sure a mid-aged, once depressed, mildly talented woman with a teary-eyed story that wouldn't move a feather is really a great example herself.

Source: Mainichi Daily News

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Flagasphere Update

New ARIA gallery added to LaFlaga::[A q u a ]::Gallery section!


So BOAS got wind of a new "traditional" japanese music band called Rin' and checked out some of their songs. I gotta say they're pretty good; mixing traditional japanese musical motifs with modern feel they achieve a unique sound. Not quite as hardcore as some Enka but definately not as-pop-feelin as Yuna Ito, it's nice easy listening.

Official Site: Rin'

Friday, May 12, 2006

New Ningen Wall

A stunning new wallpaper of Enma Ai Jigoku Shoujo has been released from Ningen's. Grab the full size from his website!

Source: Ningen

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Lohan in the Moon

You know I almost don't want to report that ANN has a rumor that Lindsay Lohan was asked to play Usagi or Serena in the Live-Action movie of Sailor Moon. You know how in the live-action TV drama of Sailor Moon in Japan, Usagi was a cow and Tux. Mask was a lolipedofin? Well this is worse.

Source: ANN

Fiction Junction Yuuka Silly-Go-Round

The opening single for .Hack//Roots entitled Silly-Go-Round has been released and includes on and off vocal versions of Silly-Go-Round and Angel Gate.

Flagasphere Updates

New Chobits wallpaper added to
LaFlaga::[ A q u a ]::Gallery section!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

E3 06

Well E3 came sneeking up on us once again with BIG news from Sony & Nintendo. First Sony has announced two price packaged versions of the PS3 for $599 and $499 respectively. The difference between the models ranges from larger hard drive to more features. In the Nintendo Wii camp there have been 27 playable titles announced that will be on the floors; but who cares! Finally, but definately not the last; Final Fantasy XIII has been announced exclusively for the PS3 with a trailer available at all your favorite game websites.

Memento: Coverage of E3

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Quite possibly the weirdest thing BOAS has ever done!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

La Flaga Flare

Announcing the creation of the La Flaga Flare group! Our portals are now known as
La Flaga::[ A q u a ] & La Flaga::[ T e r r a ]

Google Summer of Code 2006

Applications are being accepted as of May 1st for Google's summer of code 2006. This year more than 100 mentor companies are sponsored with names like KDE, GNU, and the BBC in the ranks! Have fun coding away the summer...
Google Summer of Code Website

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Yuna Ito Precious

The new single from Yuna Ito who played Reira in the live action Nana movie entitled Precious has been released. Please everyone support Yuna Ito and her great voice; we'll forgive her line about Homer for now...

Monday, May 01, 2006

Shion no Ou

Hikaru no Go. I just had to put that out there; not that I should cause this is a manga about Shougi not in any way related to Go. Anyway if you like Bishoujos, bishonens, and everything in between playing Shougi as if it were life or death then pick up Shion no Ou. Plus Hug Hug HUGS )o(!

Tsubasa Chronicles S2

For a moment I thought Tsubasa wouldn't be airing this season against it's CLAMP counterpart xxxHolic but out of nowhere comes the second season of Tsubasa Chronicles. Despite the lack of fanfare it too is received in good company.