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September 29th, 2009

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11:36 pm - A little bit about curry, but mostly about fandom
Good thing about today: I found a decent, affordable curry place near Interning that didn't serve ridiculously bland food.

Bad thing about today: Instead it went the other way. Curry was hot. I swear, I drunk like a litre of water. Note to self: Be careful about the curries next time I have lunch there.

Anyway, over to fannishness.

FMA:B Dub cast announced! Which is... mostly the same as the first dub cast (With one or two notable changes). 'Course this is only the earliest main characters, so we don't yet know about Ling or Ran Fan or Mei, or any of the characters that haven't yet shown up in the Japanese airing. So I'll have to wait and see who gets Ling.

Anyone know when dub's going to come out?

On the Japanese airing, have seen the newest episode (LOL BOOT! EW ENVY!) and we are rapidly closing in on the bit where [spoiler] becomes [spoiler], which I greatly looking forward to. Partially because, you know, awesome, and partially because the reactions from the non-manga fans are going to be so worth a look.

Anyone know when the opening and endings are due to change? 'Cos it's closing in on that time, and I want to join the stream for the new ones.

The other bit of fannish activity has been with my newest fandom, AKA Code Geass (Yes, once more I am late to jump on the Internets Bandwagon). I will actually get round to talking about it properly, once my next anime reviews post goes up. Which may be a while. Sorry. But hi to the n00bs on my flist, since you're mostly Geass fans!

Anyhow, as of yesterday it was one year to date since the final episode aired, so cue upturn of activity. Not that it was busy busy, but a couple of long fics I followed got new chapters added, and Pixiv had an explosion of pretty, pretty fanart. Which I need an online translator to navigate, but hey! Shiny things!

And to tie this post up into a nice fannish bow, I bring you these two bits of Geass fanart, in which someone has drawn Lelouch and Nunnally... in the style of the current FMA:B ED (That'd be "Let It Out" for the folks playing at home).

Oh fannish synchronicity.
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Date:September 29th, 2009 04:23 pm (UTC)
Curry is SO EXPENSIVE in the US. You have to go to a fancy Indian restaurant and the dishes are just way overpriced, but that is because it is not common here. Ah well.
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Date:September 30th, 2009 01:44 am (UTC)
LOL, three small serves of curry and rice for $7.95AU.

But I loves me some curry. They actually have a variety of vegetarian choices!

There's lots of cheap Indian places around here. And a few even cheaper Hare Krishna places.
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Date:September 29th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh, Code Geass... yeah, that was... interesting...

yay ellipsis overuse
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Date:September 30th, 2009 01:45 am (UTC)
But it's never boring, you can say that much.

(I get that it's somewhat divisive, but I love the characters enough to forgive it's flaws)
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Date:September 30th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
Oh, I liked it, especially the first season. Yes, even after the wham episode. And that end of season cliffhanger was awesome.

But the start of the second season took a bit too long to get back to a good plot groove. So actually I did think the first few episodes of R2 were boring. It recovered magnificently for the finale, though.

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Date:September 30th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
I mostly agree, though I found the first season, too, took a while before I really got into it.

That said, most of the R2 pacing issues come back to the timeslot switch, from what I hear. Moving timeslots = having to spend a few episodes reintroducing everything = a few repetitive episodes, and a second half that had too much plot for the episodes.

And the finale is, indeed, magnificent.
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Date:September 30th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
I assume you're referring to the thing with Ling. So far I think they've done all the really important bits well, so hopefully they get this right. As for the opinions of non-manga people, I don't know if you follow fandomsecrets, but a while ago someone completely flipped their shit over Roy burning Maria Ross, it was hilarious. It will be interesting to see people's opinions of this particular plot twist.

I've only watched up to episode 9 of Code Geass, and I love it. Hopefully I'll finish the first season soon, as R2 is screening on ABC2 in November.

Edited at 2009-09-30 12:36 am (UTC)
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Date:September 30th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's the one. I think most people on my flist have either read the manga or don't follow it, but I was being ~cautious~. And I saw the hilarity of the Maria Ross thing - I hope we get some good flip-outs over Ling. And the other stuff due to come.

I really love Geass right now, but the second season is... somewhat divisive, to be somewhat understated. (Personally, there's some pacing issues and I don't think it's quite as good overall as the first series, but I found it more compelling to watch. And the ending is great.)

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