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Hello all once again! As we approach the end of the year, my gift to all of you is a weekly general thread. You might say that I post one of these each week. You would be right. However, I like to think of it as something I gift to you each week, so it still works. In any case, feel free to post any on-topic things that strike your fancy. Some possible conversation starters might include:

  • I watched all of Cowboy Bebop and I don’t get it. Bebop never showed up at all! Why is the show named after him?
  • I have a date I invited over for dinner. What episode of Food Wars should I watch to prepare for cooking dinner?
  • I stopped by my local donut shop and couldn’t find any of the jelly donuts like they eat in Pokemon. Any recommendations?

As always, remember to be mindful of spoilers. If you want to know more about how to handle spoilers in this community, check the guide here (also linked in the sidebar).

  • @wjs018OPM
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    6 months ago

    Rather than writing about what I have watched this past week, I decided to look ahead at the upcoming season of anime and check out shows that looked interesting. My first pass led me to some shows that I am debating watching, but I will likely need to cut this down due to time. I divided it into shows I am familiar with the source and those that I am not.

    Familiar with the source:

    • Frieren will be continuing. Definitely continuing with this one.
    • Tsukimichi Season 2 - I enjoyed the source for this story and am glad to see it continuing. The story only gets better as it goes. If you thought season 1 was a bit generic, I agree with you. However, the story becomes more interesting as it goes. Not quite sure if the animation might be stepped up for season 2 or not though.
    • The Wrong Way to Use Healing Magic - The opening parts of this story are where it is at its best. So I am looking forward to this show and the character Rose in particular.
    • Villainess Level 99 - I love the source for this series, but the character is so dense that it turns some off. If they get the humor right in this show, it could be great.

    Not familiar with the source:

    • Solo Leveling - Source readers have hyped this series from long before there was even an announcement of an anime adaptation. I suspect this one is going to be popular, but it might not really be my type of show.
    • Dungeon Meshi - This one has been a really popular manga and it is being made by Studio Trigger. Worth a look for sure.
    • Metallic Rouge - I have only seen the poster for this series and I love it. Will check it out more to see if it is worth giving a shot.
    • 'Tis Time for “Torture,” Princess - I have read a couple chapters of this manga, but not enough to really call myself familiar with it. It seems like a fun little series for those times I just want to relax though.
  • e0qdk
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    26 months ago

    I stopped by my local donut shop and couldn’t find any of the jelly donuts like they eat in Pokemon. Any recommendations?

    Shinobu Horror Story

    I haven’t really been watching much anime lately, but I am still going through Penguindrum – just, very slowly.

    Most of my free time’s gone into working on my art tools. I hunkered down this weekend and pretty much completely rewrote my image stitcher; it can now handle graphs of correspondences (solved one pair at a time) and I used it to stitch this image from Penguindrum. I have some more details about it in the thread I posted, if you’re curious.

    This is the third anime I’ve encountered Klimt’s paintings in. Sora no Woto and Elfen Lied’s OPs are the others. Yes, that’s where the butts came from – Klimt’s Goldfish – thank you to whoever explained that on reddit years ago; you introduced me to Klimt and I recognized this one was a Klimt parody (of The Kiss) because of that. Caution for anyone not familiar: lots of nudity in his art.

    • @wjs018OPM
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      26 months ago

      Stitching together a composite is no simple task. Yours looks great, especially considering the different scales that the two sections are at. I used to have to do something similar a lot back in grad school. I did a lot of microscopy back then and we had to stitch together large stills from the microscope. We used a plugin to a program called Fiji to do it, but I think it is sufficiently specialized that it wouldn’t work for just any types of images. We also had the benefit of having each image be the exact same scale and we knew exactly how much each frame overlapped with its neighbors because we knew the (x, y) coordinates of the microscope stage for each image.

    • @wjs018OPM
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      25 months ago

      I know this thread is a week old, but wanted to share a Spy X Family piece of art that I ran across here since you posted your image and talked about Klimt. The title given is チュー (chuu), which is just the sound effect used for kissing in Japan.

  • @ReluctantZen@feddit.nl
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    5 months ago

    Watched Psycho-Pass Providence today. Decent movie that feels like it actually tied in with the Sinners of the System movies, as opposed to S3. I dropped S3 after 3 episodes or so because it felt in no way like Psycho-Pass, especially not with Arata’s clairvoyance-like powers. Felt very off in a dystopian sci-fi setting that was pretty grounded overall.

    I am still interested to see more though, so is it worth it after all to pick S3 up again? Does it properly pick up what was laid out in previous seasons and movies? Does Providence actually tie in plotwise, or does it only serve to explain why (SPOILERS*) >!Akane got locked up!