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by _D_
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: How did you discover anime?
Replies: 11
Views: 274

Re: How did you discover anime?

Flipping through the French Channels in Canada to find Albator on one of them. Then asking Maggie Thompson about these neat cartoons and getting in touch with the C/FO through her. That would be about 1979. Things really took off after getting my contact in Japan through an ad he had placed in The V...
by _D_
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Fandom of the Roughly Mid-90's and Earlier Era
Topic: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3
Replies: 21
Views: 295

Re: pages from C/FO Magazine V2 #3

This brings back lots of memories. Wonder what happened to Craig? I caught up with him some years back when he moved back to Canada from Scotland as I recall, then promptly lost track of him again. I have lots of old C/FO stuff in a box which I labeled "History of Anime Fandom". Still have lots of o...
by _D_
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Momoko Sakura, creator of Chibi Maruko-chan, passes away at age 53.
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Re: Momoko Sakura, creator of Chibi Maruko-chan, passes away at age 53.

Too bad that one was never subbed in Hawaii. It would have been great to see.

RIP
by _D_
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Real World Stuff
Topic: Fred Patten RIP
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Re: Fred Patten RIP

Just read this from Laurine White's newsletter. Sad day indeed but probably not unexpected after reading he had put an end to his writing for the Cartoon Database a year ago. I had met him a number of times at conventions over the years.

RIP Fred...
by _D_
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Video & Computer Games
Topic: What are you Playing?
Replies: 300
Views: 28279

Re: What are you Playing?

Still playing Destiny 2 and considering (against my better judgement) getting the Forsaken DLC in September, expensive as it is. D2 is not as good a game as D1 but it can be good to while away a few hours. Bought Overwatch for both my PS4 Pro and my Xbox One X as they were on sale for $20CAD this pa...
by _D_
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return

Thierry La Fronde (Thierry the Sling) was a very popular series from the mid 1960s. It was like Robin Hood but set at the time of the 100 years War. It was shown in Canada in both French and English but (alas) the English version has been lost. It's out on DVD but French only. I have a few anime ada...
by _D_
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Anime
Topic: My first thought was "Oh no": Hollywood Live-Action Gundam
Replies: 10
Views: 717

Re: My first thought was "Oh no": Hollywood Live-Action Gundam

Here's the problem though. Though many of the characters in these old anime had Japanese sounding names and the mannerisms might have been Japanese, how do you film them if the characters don't look Japanese at all? Blond hair and blue eyes doesn't really fit now does it. It sounds racist but is it?...
by _D_
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: The Discuss (or, "Show Off/Plug") Your Work Section!
Topic: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return
Replies: 10
Views: 1011

Re: Beyond The Valley Of Further Under The Western Influence II: The Return

"Meanwhile, hundreds of Japanese anime shows that didn't fit into this box just didn't exist, as far as most of the fandom was concerned." Which is why I'm having a hard time justifying saving anything other than the really popular stuff. BUT I'm going to try anyway. Found out recently about the sit...
by _D_
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: How many of us kept their old collections?
Replies: 36
Views: 3519

Re: How many of us kept their old collections?

There's actually lots of easy USB hook ups you can get to digitize VHS--you basically just connect your VCR to a computer, use the software, viola! https://amzn.to/2NhIFQY I used to have one an early version of this a long time ago to make my own screencaps, but after I updated my computer it would...