Scoring the Best and Worst Anime I’ve Seen Round 3

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Just as before, here’s a list of what I’ve been able to watch as of late, and the scores based on my experience with each show and whether or not I would recommend them.

Code Geass (R1): 5/10
The dynamic of Lelouch disguising himself as Zero was interesting, but poorly handled. So much of the show focused on Lelouch and his high school friends, rather than on the more interesting plot with Zero and the rebellion against Britannica. I’m a sucker for character development, but it was not done particularly well here. The only character who had some kind development was Suzaku, and even then, it was through the annoying, meaningless adventures in high school (like chasing the cat to be accepted by everyone? Come on, there’s a better way to do that). Another thing, and I know this is bad form, but I was not a fan of the…

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“Beckett is a very blue man” (William H. Gass)

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Remember how the desperate Molloy proceeds:

I took advantage of being at the seaside to lay in a store of sucking stones. They were pebbles but I call them stones I distrutibed them equally between my four pockets, and sucked them turn and turn about. This raised a problem which I first solved in the following way. I had say sixteen stones, four in each of my four pockets these being the two pockets of my trousers and the two pockets of my greatcoat. Taking a stone from the right pockct of my greatcoat, and putting it in mv mouth , I replaced it in the right pocket of my greatcoat bv a stone from the right pocket of my trousers, which I replaced by a stone from the left pocket of my trousers, which I replaced by a stone from the left pocket of my greatcoat, which I replaced…

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The Classic Hundred, edited by Wiliam Harmon

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poems Getting back into reading poetry can be daunting. You go to the shelves in the 811 section of the library and there are all these thin books by people you have never heard of. How do you know who is going to be interesting rather than tedious? One great way to get started is to try a poetry anthology. There are lots of books of collected poems in the WRL collection. Some focus on specific types of poetry, e.g. The 100 best love poems of all time , An anthology of modern Irish poetry , or The Oxford book of war poetry . Others are broader collections that cover centuries of poetry. Often, these are arranged chronologically to give the reader a sense of the sweep of poetry through the ages (the best of these is Oscar Williams’s anthology Immortal poems of the English language , a tattered, 35-year-old copy…

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Book Review/Giveaway: Let’s Talk About Love. Ends April 30th

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Lets Talk about Love

Let’s Talk About Love written and illustrated by Camy De Mario

About the Book: A cute puppy and a young boy come from two different places, but somehow they find their way into each other life…

My Review: A mixed breed puppy named Love lives on an island in the Bahamas. His home was a smelly dump on top of a hill sleeping in a cardboard box. While he was out looking for food a big wave swept him out into the ocean. As he was struggling to swim back to shore a sea turtle rescued him and carried him back to the shore. Love was so grateful that the turtle saved his life. While out the next morning looking for food he came across a young dolphin trapped in a fish net. Love started to bite through the net to set the dolphin was free. The dolphin was…

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Neil Finn – “Dizzy Heights” – A (distorted) review…

Reblogging this very interesting

Eye Will Not Cry

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So, I was asked recently about my affection for Neil Finn and his music. “Why? What is it about him?” – I shrugged my shoulders and said I wasn’t overly sure.

Truth is though, I lied. I do know exactly what it is about Neil Finn and it’s kept me with him for over 20 years.

It is multi-faceted and not something easily explainable, but deep down, I know.

His voice, his melody’s, his lyrics, his energy, his banter on stage, his wit (Which can be seen in the next 2 brilliant clips), his sincerity, I could go on.

His songs give me comfort, they bring me joy.

At live gigs, time stands still and I lose myself there. Immersed. I connect. I have a connection.

It’s all I ask from any artist, but with Neil Finn, solo or other, I connect deep.

Now, the thing is… Neil Finn’s songs…

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