22 Feb 2004 4:07 pm

I could devote an entire blog to doujin art found on 4chan (see “Moogles Playing Poker” for other references). Instead, I’ll simply present my newest find: non-hentai Evangelion doujin! Whatta concept!

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Misato and Ritsuko, Schoolkids

21 Feb 2004 11:52 pm

There’s a lovely piece from the New Yorker about the processes of thought that went behind the manufacturing of SUV’s, and the perceptions of the people who buy these monstrous behemoths. Thanks to Derek at Penmachine for the link.

Personally, I’m a sedan guy; always been (since I had my poor, now lost-to-me Honda Civic), and always will be. Which is why I’m driving a Mazda 3 these days (for the curious, she’s a four-door GS model named The Major, after Major Motoko Kusanagi).

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Closest facsimile of The Major that I could find

Anyway, back on the subject of large cars and small minds, the part that gets me about the article is this quote:

Jettas are safe because they make their drivers feel unsafe. S.U.V.s are unsafe because they make their drivers feel safe. That feeling of safety isn’t the solution; it’s the problem.

20 Feb 2004 11:56 pm

Now, when I finally get enough space to have a gameroom of my own, I will have this image blown up and proudly framed, in place as close as possible to the poker table:

Moogles playing poker

In case you’re wondering, I found it as a wallpaper on 4chan.net (if the link doesn’t work, it’s probably due to dns problems — try 4chan.org). 4chan is a lovely site, but definately NSFW. Their w/allpaper and t/orrent sections are pretty good, though.

19 Feb 2004 9:52 pm

No matter how otaku you feel you are, you certainly aren’t the owner of this room:

Don’t let THIS happen to YOU!

Dave, I’m looking at you, buddy.

16 Feb 2004 7:49 pm

Yes, that’s a Sinistar reference. Yes, it’s been a long time between entries. Chalk it up as a learning experience, brought about by a half-assed backup strategy.