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“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life’s realities.” - Dr. Seuss

Grave of the Fireflies

I was in the mood to feel sad a few weeks ago, and I realized I'd never seen this. So I went to Youtube and watched the subbed version. (Ignoring the OP's comments. I can cry and treasure a good movie just fine without your help, but ...

Moon and Cherry, Tale of Genji

Saw two Japanese movies this week. The first was the animated Tale of Genji, this would make such a good drug movie. I MEAN. Start with the Tale of Genji. Take out all the parts that explain how all the scenes and actors are related to ...

densha_otoko

Hanai-sensei: By the way, if you guys are interested CJS is screening a film tomorrow at seven. It's called Train Man, it was a huge hit in Japan last year....? Ujihara-sensei: Yes, it was last year. Hanai-sensei: Right. A very popular movie. It's a romance, but also a ...

January 1st 2013
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My 2012 In Review

I didn't write much this year - or not much fiction anyway. I wrote my masters thesis, and though it could have been much better I am content with the way it came out.  In nonfiction land, I signed on as a contributor to The Hooded Utilitarian. Though I don't have ...
November 12th 2012
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Big Bang @ Prudential Center, 12/9/12

As promised on tumblr. This is very long, so I apologize in advance. ^^ BTW, I'm sitting in a cafe in New Brunswick next to someone using "Fantastic Baby" as a ringtone, and it turns out she was also at the show on Friday. Small world! The New York ...
September 12th 2012
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Recently

I turned in my master's thesis. It's kinda weak - I wrote the conclusion in 24 hours including searching for supporting references - but it's a personal milestone for me since it's the longest thing I have ever finished, more-or-less on time. It's 50 pages without references or appendixes (but ...
July 19th 2012
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Olympics, etc.

I am so totally out of the Olympic loop - though I heard there's an outdoor screen at the Castle Museum gardens in York that's doing public screenings of Olympic events, so I might go to that. I missed the torch when it passed through a few weeks ago. ...
July 15th 2012
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6-years-too-late review of disposable teen comedy, John Tucker Must Die

Saw this with M. It's really not too bad... if you ignore the ending, aha. Especially the casting for John Tucker is good: at first you are like, what do any of these girls see in this guy? But by the end you are like, hmm, ...

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