Monthly Archives: May 2013

Friday Miscellany

Amtrak willing, as you read this, I am on my way to Washington, DC, to see the German men’s soccer team take on the Americans in a friendly on Sunday. I’m seeing my sister and some friends, as well as my brother-in-law and his girlfriend.I’ve added sha… Continue reading

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Anime you should watch: Tiger and Bunny

Tiger and Bunny Directed by Keiichi Sato, written by Masafumi Nishida; SunriseIn NC 1978, in the city of Sternbild, superheroes compete with each other on live TV in a sort of reality crime TV show called Hero TV.Wild Tiger, aka Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, is… Continue reading

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Monday Miscellany

I haven’t finished the book I’m reading still (Spice: The History of a Temptation), because it’s incredibly dry. I don’t know when I’ll get around to finishing it, possibly on the train to DC Friday, though I’d planned to start plowing through the Hugo… Continue reading

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Friday

Not much to update, really. Still slowly reading a book, so probably no review on Monday. Still working on a novel.My azaleas have finally flowered, so here are some pictures. I don’t know why the one plant has two different flowers on it. Continue reading

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Anime you should watch: Darker than Black

Darker than Black, Tensai Okamura, BONES/Aniplex, 2007Darker than Black: Gemini of the Meteor, Tensai Okamura, BONES/Aniplex, 2009Ten years ago, the world changed. A mysterious anomaly called Hell’s Gate appeared in Tokyo, and another, Heaven’s Gate, a… Continue reading

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Book review: Stasiland

Stasiland, Anna Funder, 2002Anna Funder, an Australian who studied German and went to work at a TV station in Berlin in the mid ’90s, received a piece of viewer mail asking what had happened to the people who had worked with the Stasi and suggesting th… Continue reading

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Friday

I haven’t read anything since I finished Stasiland. I decided I’ll finish reading a book I started a long time ago, but I haven’t really had time to read this week.I’m going to DC in 2 weeks to watch the German men’s soccer team play the US men’s team…. Continue reading

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Anime you should watch: Black Lagoon

Black Lagoon Sunao Katabuchi/Madhouse, 2006Lagoon Company, a team of pirate-mercenaries in the South China Sea, is hired to hijack a cargo ship and take a hostage. Unfortunately for Rokuro Okajima, his company doesn’t ransom him and writes him off as d… Continue reading

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Book review: The Ghosts of Berlin

The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape, Brian Ladd, 1997.I forget where I heard of this book, whether it was a “you might like” on Amazon or a recommendation from someone on the internet, but I added it to my wishlist a… Continue reading

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Book review: The Ghosts of Berlin

The Ghosts of Berlin: Confronting German History in the Urban Landscape, Brian Ladd, 1997.I forget where I heard of this book, whether it was a “you might like” on Amazon or a recommendation from someone on the internet, but I added it to my wishlist a… Continue reading

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