Astro has suffered a loss. He will be fine, but that sort of thing always cuts deep.
A cool toy at UGO lets you build your own superhero. I gave it a whirl:
I can’t wait to see what Steven comes up with. Otaku dream girl, anyone?
Mark has a brilliant idea – instead of movie reviews, he is reviewing movie trailers.
If you think about it, the name “trailer” seems to be a misnomer. After all, they come before the film, right? It turns out that the reason they are called trailers though is because they are appended to the movie reels, which are then fed backwards into the projector. That, and the complete lyrics to “Can you feel the love tonight”, are the sum total of knowledge retained from my brief career in the movie business. And by movie business, I mean working in a theater.
Though I do have quite a good collection of movie trailers, on actual movie film stock, salvaged from the theater, in a box somewhere in my parents’ house. Including The Lion King. Brian, if ever I can find it, it’s yours man.
An intrepid band of adventurers strike out on an epic quest to reclaim a mystical item from antiquity. It ends well.
More stuff to toss on the unwatched pile with Pumpkin Scissors, Haibaine Renmei, and the rest of Ikkitousen. Poor Haibaine, what bad company.
I call on the Otakusphere to apply appropriate pressure.
Astro couldn’t stay away 🙂 He’s back at http://anime.theastronomicon.com/, though for brevity I’m dubbing this the Animenomicon. Blogrolled accordingly. He’s already got a lot of good stuff about Kino and SZS, so check it out!
Astro has formally closed up shop:
Over the years Iâ€™ve had a lot of fun with the Astronomicon. Via the discussions here Iâ€™ve met quite a few people whom Iâ€™ve never met face to face, yet I consider good friends. Several have emailed me to ask what was up with this site, so I decided to write this last post rather than just fade away. It is pretty clear that I have poor impulse control and will certainly be writing again sometime in the future. Just not here. I imagine that people who were interested in what I had to say will find me again eventually.
Our web community is small enough that any blog departure is a noticeable one. Astro/John is a good guy and I hope to see him here and elsewhere in comments from time to time. And the next anime blog he starts has a reserved slot on my blogroll.