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by mbanu
Sat Jun 12, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Is there a new-school equivalent of Dirty Pair?
Replies: 0
Views: 17

Is there a new-school equivalent of Dirty Pair?

I mean the "We're going for it and did something but it was kind of a disaster in a non-cute way, but we had to try, these costumes are riding up, but we'll try again" type anime. Maybe I am grossly misrepresenting Dirty Pair. :lol:
by mbanu
Sun May 23, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: What would modern fandom have looked like without the sci-fi community connection?
Replies: 5
Views: 276

What would modern fandom have looked like without the sci-fi community connection?

The original C/FO having meetings at the LA Science Fantasy Society's clubhouse is part of the history now, but what if that connection had never happened? It's hard for me to imagine what a modern anime fandom would look like. The college anime clubs full of sci-fi loving STEM majors created the an...
by mbanu
Sun May 23, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?
Replies: 128
Views: 36946

Re: An index of prominent figures in the early anime fandom?

Ted Delorme used to be on Twitter as ThatDarnTed, but gave it up a few years ago.
by mbanu
Mon May 17, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions
Replies: 10
Views: 485

Re: How cheap are VHS nowadays and some other questions

VHS is very strange right now, I think. Most people see them as essentially worthless, because the thing on the VHS is now available in a higher-quality format. However, some people started using VHS clips for art projects, so VHS (especially anime VHS, it seems) is popular for this purpose. Sealed ...
by mbanu
Sun May 09, 2021 4:38 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Computer viewing
Replies: 3
Views: 402

Re: Computer viewing

Between VLC and MPlayer I'm usually able to work something out. :) Format-wise nothing too crazy, although I have noticed that there is a subsection of the remaining fansub world that insists on releasing and sharing rare shows in fussy custom formats, like 10-bit mkv files, or the "what's a di...
by mbanu
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:14 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: New Book Idea - Thoughts and Suggestions Appreciated!
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: New Book Idea - Thoughts and Suggestions Appreciated!

If you could get an interview with Joanne Ninomiya, that would probably be up there -- I think she's approaching 80. She was responsible for getting subtitled anime on to Hawaiian TV through KIKU. For fandom proper, I imagine the biggest issue will be old drama, similar to trying to do a history of ...
by mbanu
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Other TV, Movies, Books & Comics
Topic: Experimental Strongbad "Let's Play"
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Experimental Strongbad "Let's Play"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvscxQN1JlA So in the early 2000s there was a popular Flash cartoon called Homestar Runner. Unlike many other flash cartoons of its era, this one kept going (with the occasional break) right up until Adobe discontinued Flash. This was one of their attempts to figure o...
by mbanu
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: RIP Amy Howard
Replies: 6
Views: 615

Re: RIP Amy Howard

davemerrill wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:38 am Amy's third from the left in this photo of Star Blazers cosplayers at AWA 4 (1998)
Was Star Blazers fandom in the late 90s mostly people who had watched the original broadcasts as kids, or was there something that caused a revival?
by mbanu
Thu Mar 18, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Oldschool OVAs You Wish Were Completed
Replies: 19
Views: 1141

Re: Oldschool OVAs You Wish Were Completed

I remember thinking that Battle Angel Alita was cool and wishing there was more of it. I guess we sort of got that, with James Cameron bargaining his way into making the Alita live-action, but more anime would also have been nice. :) I wish they'd kept making Be-bop High School OVAs, but they did ma...
by mbanu
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: about those Amateur Press Associations
Replies: 17
Views: 3013

Re: about those Amateur Press Associations

Reviewing old threads, I realized I never apologized for posting old scans with all the info intact. I think this might be an otaku generational gap thing. By my (the middle-schooler) generation, the idea that someone might graduate from high school or college, find a house, and still be living ther...