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by davemerrill
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

I think my first time torrenting anime was around 2004 as well. The the most recent time I torrented anime? I found a torrent for "Comet In Moominland" a couple of weeks ago. There are still some fansubbers working the vintage end of the street, and most of their releases are via torrents; I will ha...
by davemerrill
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Akira Production Report (1988)
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Akira Production Report (1988)

I had the Streamline release of the VHS of this; at some point I copied it to DVD and sold the VHS. For a complex and groundbreaking film like AKIRA, a documentary like this is essential viewing - if my memory serves me correctly, the Production Report was released before the actual film, so it serv...
by davemerrill
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

Meant to add on my last post - I was still trading & acquiring non-commercial copies of anime titles on VHS up until about 2002 or so; it was still the easiest way for the average nerd to take a piece of video, duplicate it as needed, and take it anywhere and show it to others. There was a point, a...
by davemerrill
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

I've never heard of GOM Player, and if it's malware-infested now I'll avoid it. MPC and VLC pretty much have ruled the roost for a while in terms of video players. I'm trying to remember what I used when I first was able to watch full motion video on the PC, and it must have been Windows Media Playe...
by davemerrill
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: Meet and Greet
Topic: Hello. I really miss bulletin boards.
Replies: 5
Views: 498

Re: Hello. I really miss bulletin boards.

Welcome to the board! I like Twitter fine, but I also enjoy the less frantic pace of the old-fashioned forum.
by davemerrill
Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene
Replies: 14
Views: 1246

Re: How bad would the Corona virus be to the convention scene

So far here in July 2020, the only fan conventions that have dared to come back are a few comic-con type events in places like Florida. The reports I've seen have been that the events are doing their best to ensure everyone's masked, symptom free, and social distancing, but that it's tough to enforc...
by davemerrill
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

I'm not any kind of video game person, but I remember the serious PC gamers having "LAN parties" - everybody would bring their own PCs to somebody's house, they'd network them together, and they'd play games that way. Of course, internet service still is different depending on who your provider is, ...
by davemerrill
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: The first instance of sharing anime online
Replies: 18
Views: 881

Re: The first instance of sharing anime online

I can't remember the first anime title I downloaded. I didn't have decent DSL until the very late 1990s. I knew file sharing and torrenting was a thing, there were people at my job who were using the work network to download music via Napster (until they got caught, anyway) and there were people at ...
by davemerrill
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Anime North Online this weekend
Replies: 0
Views: 129

Anime North Online this weekend

There wasn't an Anime North this year but they've spent the last month or so putting together an online version of the convention, and it's all happening this weekend starting Friday! You can see a full schedule here - https://www.animenorth.com/event/index.php/about/momiji-s-online-experience - and...
by davemerrill
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: the scoop on scoopers
Replies: 0
Views: 330

the scoop on scoopers

Back in 2007 one of the earliest posts I wrote at Let's Anime was about Scoopers, the 1987 OVA written & character designed by Monkey Punch. That post was old and busted so I re-wrote it and now it's a new Let's Anime post! http://letsanime.blogspot.com/2020/07/scoopers-redux.html scoop.jpg warning,...