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by davemerrill
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: Daicon 4 (1983)- A fanfilm by the founders of gainax
Replies: 9
Views: 56

Re: Daicon 4 (1983)- A fanfilm by the founders of gainax

two things: If you enjoy the Daicon film you'll enjoy the TV comedy Blue Blazes, based on the manga by Kazuhiko Shimamoto, who went to art school in Osaka with Hideaki Anno and a lot of other future Gainax talent. Blue Blazes is loosely autobiographical and features a sequence where Anno, Toshio Oka...
by davemerrill
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Fred Patten RIP
Replies: 6
Views: 71

Fred Patten RIP

the news is that Fred Patten passed away yesterday. According to Mark Evanier he was found unresponsive on Nov. 1 and never regained consciousness. When I first joined the national C/FO, they were looking for someone to be "secretary," which mostly meant answering letters about Robotech. I volunteer...
by davemerrill
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: Classic, repetitiveness, and 90s OVA
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: Classic, repetitiveness, and 90s OVA

Yeah, maybe I have spoken a bit too soon while forgetting I am someone from a nation where anime culture only started around ten years ago, long after the OVA boom. And I am not trying to argue the "anime prints" subject without, but I've this question related to it: For your old school fans, when ...
by davemerrill
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Japan
Topic: How to create an environment encouraging science fictions?
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: How to create an environment encouraging science fictions?

It's my understanding that the Chinese science fiction scene has been picking up steam lately, with Liu Cixin's "Three Body Problem" generally being the most popular recent work. The story was first published in "Science Fiction World", which has been around since 1979, so there must be some kind of...
by davemerrill
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: 98 Degrees: Cardcaptor Sakura
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: 98 Degrees: Cardcaptor Sakura

a great article that only for a minute had me thinking that the band "98 Degrees" had performed a song for or inspired by Cardcaptor Sakura. Only for a minute.
by davemerrill
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Anime
Topic: Anyone here sort of give up on newer anime?
Replies: 12
Views: 239

Re: Anyone here sort of give up on newer anime?

I walked away from most anime produced in the 1990s because of the super ugly character designs and the samey-same stories. With the exception of a few films here and there, I haven't seen vast chunks of 1990-2010 Japanese animation, and I'm OK with that. I'm trying to think of what got me paying at...
by davemerrill
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: everything you never needed to know about Roman Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 470

Re: everything you never needed to know about Roman Albums

It seems the answer to Roman Albums for Bubblegum Crisis would be the B-Club issues that came out about the series, same with other anime that had B-Club books. Bubblegum Crisis wasn't the only OVA to get a B-Club if im not mistaken. And were B-Clubs only for series by ARTMIC at the time? I have no...
by davemerrill
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: everything you never needed to know about Roman Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 470

Re: everything you never needed to know about Roman Albums

and now I'm asking myself, do I need to start shelving these by publisher, instead of by series?
by davemerrill
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: everything you never needed to know about Roman Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 470

Re: everything you never needed to know about Roman Albums

I'm familiar with the New Type 100% books, but have never owned any. The publication range of the 100% books seemed to be about 90% Gundam and 10% other shows I wasn't interested in. I was never that big a fan of New Type, and I can't tell if it's because the magazine was focused on shows I wasn't t...
by davemerrill
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: everything you never needed to know about Roman Albums
Replies: 27
Views: 470

Re: everything you never needed to know about Roman Albums

What *I* want to know is: When did the RA start using dust jackets, which completely elevated the book from 'children's literature' to SERIOUS BUSINESS? I really think it had to do with Arrivederci, Yamato but I have no proof. Did the 'sub heads' have anything to do with price or page count or pack...