Tuesday, December 27, 2016



Saw a couple quibcags (quote introduced by cute anime girl) on the Ex-Army blog 'n thought I'd add my two cents.

Of course we know how the presidential election itself went and the above "cag" pretty much says it all. The hive mind that calls itself the Democratic Party and has a jackasshole as it's symbol, worked very hard to get that haridan elected.

For the last eight years, it had been building up to what they thought was a sure thing.

You may recall it starting out as "eight years Obama, eight years Hillary" (These jerks were so DAMN confident the second four would go to her as well!). Then it was "I'm ready for Hillary!" They had all but crowned that she-orc as the Empress of the Universe.

There was NO WAY she could lose. We might as well have just skipped the election and made it official by coronating her.


Because the pundits SAID SO, that's why!

Happy for us all, what they thought to be the joker in the deck turned out not to be a jack but the ace of diamonds.

I laughed my posterior off over this one!

As I'm a Lovecraft fan and actually work at a university (There's all these safe space/zone, rainbow crap stickers/signs all over the place.), I thought I'd throw in the above quibcag as well.

This is my last blog post for this year. Hope you had a GREAT Christmas. I know I did. The election was more than just "gravy on the rice".

Have a safe, happy and prosperous new year ...

The strange place from where I copped the above graphics here.

A couple of my Star Trek articles here 'n here.

Some of my Lovecraft movie reviews here, here and ... here.

Go to Jays' Tee Vee blog main page here. Yer already there if you espy articles beneath this 'un h'yar.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Previews of "Coming Attractions"

A Haruhi riff on Neon Genesis Evangelion.

Previews of "Coming Attractions"

As what some of the few followers of this blog know, I write anime fan fiction under the nom-de-plumage of C V Ford. Due to sweating out this last presidential ... precedential election (All hail Trumpus Maximus!), I've written very, VERY little as I was in no mood while waiting for the world to "end" or finding (Happily so!) that we'd get at least a four year respite/reprieve.

Now that Socialism is going to be held at arms length a little while longer, I'm going to get back into the swing of things and start writing again in January.

Here's some "trailers" for yas'. Titles subject to change.

The Major(s') Assignment of Haruhi Suzumiya - A Ghost In the Shell/Haruhi crossover wherein Major Kusunagi travels back in time in order to solve the mystery as to why Section 23 can't go farther back than 2003. Though the prosthetic body she's using appears to be an upper end model from that "club" she frequents it's actually a full race military model. Its capabilities? (She cocks head sideways, index on cheek, cute little smile.) "That's classified."

Unbottled Genie - A fanfic for Gate: Thus the Defense Force Fought. Not all captives taken in the "Ginza Incident" were Japanese or have been accounted for. Some have "disappeared" into the Special Region. A study of the effects of modern technology on a less sophisticated culture.

Once Upon a Time In the Modern West - Another Gate fic. Not your typical "Ginza Incident" riff. What if the "gate" materializes instead in a small town in the U.S. ? As everyone knows, Americans love their guns ... And that goes double for Texans!

Smarter Than You Think - A Neon Genesis Evangelion fic. Though she doesn't know that the interview with Dr. Akagi is about becoming an Eva pilot, Hikari Horaki has questions of her own having to do with just that.

The Pranking of Taniguchi - Another Haruhi story. It's Valentines Day and Kyon is aghast on seeing Taniguchi finding three boxes of candy in his shoe locker. Is the boasting of the self-proclaimed Romeo finally coming true?

There probably will be more. Hopefully to start posting in February.

Thats' it for now in regard to new stories. In the meantime, check out what I've already written! Have fun ...

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Friday, December 9, 2016

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan ... O' The Disappointment

Yuki feels your pane.

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan ... O' The Disappointment

Let's see ...

Kyon is pleasant and clueless.

Yuki is aggravatingly/annoyingly cute and helpless.

Haruhi is, as usual, a jerk ... but not in a fun way.

Ryoko is just annoyiing.

Tsuraya and Mikuru are along for the ride.

Itsuke is gay ...

Well at least there is one constant from the original.

I was originally ecstatic about this series ... until I watched it.

Except for the five episodes having to do with the aforesaid "disappearance", the other eleven episodes were a total waste of time. Nothing more than a typical high school romance anime complete with the mandatory (Japanese law requires such.) hot springs and beach episodes.

Yuki's in love with Kyon but is too shy/chicken to show it. Kyon is oblivious to her affections. Ryoko tries to get them together. Itsuke tries to get himself and Kyon together. Haruhi, Tsuraya and Mikuru are just there because they were in the original series and movie.

After nine "filler" episodes Yuki has a near accident and is mentally replaced (Hence the titles' "disappearance".) by "another" Yuki unlike herself who actually confesses to Kyon. Yuki later "comes back" to herself and reverts to the klutzy little mouse from the beginning.

Even though Kyon confesses to the "other" Yuki later, everything (Though she resolves to eventually express her feelings toward Kyon.) ends up with Yuki the same as before like the series never happened.

No real conclusion, no real ending.

Might as well as not have watched it.

Wikipedia article on the series here.

Go to Jay' Tee Vee blog main page here. You're already there if ya' sees articles under this 'un.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Think About It

U.S.S. Arizona and Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Think About It

No more need be said.

Wikipedia article on the Pearl Harbor attack here.

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

Dear Leftists, Liberals, and Progressives

Cobbed this from Armands' Rancho Del Cielo blog who in turn:

The following was posted today by John Paul Straub at The Deplorables Facebook page:

Dear Leftists, Liberals, and Progressives,

You lost this election because you got up every day and loudly accused anyone who didn't agree with you of being a racist, misogynist, bigot, homophobic.

You lost because you did nothing but spew hate for 8 years while telling us yours was an ideology of love.

You lost because you stole from America via taxation while telling us that we were the greedy ones.

You lost because you dropped more bombs, killed more with drone strikes, and increased tensions with a nuclear superpower all while telling us that we were the war-mongers.

You lost because the cities that you controlled spiraled into poverty and crime all while you told us that our policies disenfranchised people.

You lost because you told us that gender is simply a social construct all while telling us that Hillary should be president because of her gender.

You lost because you support and take money from regimes that imprison or kill gays, subjugate women, and think that rape is a man's right all while telling us that we hate gays, are afraid of women, and promote a culture of rape.

You did not lose because we are racist. You did not lose because we are homophobic.

You did not lose because we are misogynists or bigots.

You lost because you are liars. You lost because you are hypocrites. You lost because you were not witty or clever enough to even hide those facts very well.


The Rest of America

What I THINK is The Deplorables facebook addy here. If not, it oughta' be. Has some GREAT funny pro-Trump illustrations! Two of which I swiped for this article.

Armands' Rancho del Cielo, where I got wind of this article here. Mr. Vaquer is the unofficial U.S. Ambassador to Japan ... At least I think he is.

Here is probably the most iconic "snowflake meltdown" ever. She looks like a real killer tomato!

A very calm pro-Trump reaction to the election here ... NOT!

Go to Jays' Tee Vee blog main page here. You're already there if you see other articles under this 'un.

Friday, December 2, 2016

School Days: A Real Time Saver!

Bland, generic "protagonist" Mokoto Ito goes from not so lovable doofus to
notorious womanizer to total useless a-hole in less than 12 episodes.

School Days: A Real Time Saver!

As Theodore Sturgeon said:

"90% of everything is crap."

Anime is no exception. And, in the case of anime, this is especially true because 90% of anime is of the high school sub-genre and its' many sub-sub-genres. A type I've never been too hot on.

There are exceptions of course. Mine are (Notice I wrote MINE. Your "exceptions" will be different.) The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Azumanga Daioh and Angel Beats among others. For me to want to watch something it would have to  have some kind of "hook" in it that interests me and these shows have them (Theological, intelligent sci-fi, thought provoking, etc.).

As an aside(s), There are other kinds of anime I generally dislike but some shows of their kinds I do like. I hate giant robot shows but Evangelion and Gunbuster have their attractions for me. The "magical girl" krap I definitely not into but Puella Magi Madoka Magica with its' Evangelion-like plot(s) has me liking it.

As for the high school/schoolgirl crap ... well ...

The usual tropes, stereotypes, situations, lame laughs, bad drama ... The list goes on and on.

But wait!

There is one high school anime that I really do "like" ... In a semi-masochistic sort of way, School Days.

And I like it for the very same reasons I dislike most ALL the others of the same sub-genre.


That's right. For the same reasons I don't like the others.


Okay ... there are the usual aforementioned in School Days. The same plots, same characters, romances and other fixtures.

In one show.

That's right. You don't have to watch a bunch (A LOT!) of shows to attain a working knowledge of this sub-genre. They're all there. In-that-one-show.

Think of all the time and money you'll save by just buying/watching this alone.

School Days runs the whole gamut of the various comedy, drama/psycho-drama, horror, romance, mystery and whateverceteras all those shows have. In just less than the cost in time and money of one season alone (Twelve episodes), you will have seen ALL the high school anime ever made.

Just think ... When some fan of whatever of that type anime waxes loud and long about the latest "flavor of the month", you can easily give a knowing smirk and say you've seen it before.

"Been there ... Done that!"

Why should you care about the titles, production values, artwork, and the characters everyone has bonded too?

None of that matters. With School Days, you'll have literally seen them all!

Really ... School Days is more of a commentary and statement than it is a show.

Even the bland generic title of ... School Days ... should be something of a clue.

I'm getting to wonder if that's what the folks who made the show had in mind when they did it.

Could it be that all those reviewers and watchers of the show got it wrong? Did the bizarre, hard hitting finale (It's as if the producers were "killing" the genre as well as the show!) confuse them ?

Could it be that School Days is not only a statement but also a high kind of subtle satire and nobody "got it"?

Heck! I got it!

School Days ... The "Readers Digest" of anime!

Warning ... Shows' ending is not for the faint of heart.

Wikipedia article on the visual novel and show, School Days here.

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