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26 August 2002 @ 11:03 pm
In which Doc consumes media . . .  
Twin Cities Arrival Update: Unless somebody wants to come up here and get me, I'm coming back this Saturday.

So, on Saturday, I saw XXX with Hiser and Randy, and despite everything my mind wanted to believe, it was actualy a good action movie - cool lines, cool explosions, and a shoestring plot that doesn't interfere with Vin Diesel kicking ass and taking names. And hey - the first scene is a Rammstein concert (*ahem* Fuck Yeah! *ahem*). And the bastards even used four of my songs from the October set in the first 20 minutes! Bitches!

So then, today, I did practically nothing but eat, walk, smoke, and watch Todd's anime with my brothers. Todd left all his anime with my brother since his parents are, well, crazy, and he knew we'd like them.

So, first thing we watch was the first five episodes of Those Who Hunt Elves, a cute, upbeat series about three modern Japanese people (An army chick with a tank, a talented actress, and a gigantic martial arts guy) who have become lost in an ancient world of sword and sorcery. We never actually see them get transported to this world, but hey, they're there. In attempting to send our fair heroes back to their own world, the gigantic fighter guy keeps distracting the Elf sorceress in charge of the spell; long story short, the spell vanishes off in five different directions, and has (so we are told) split into five different pieces; each piece is now a tattoo on an Elf, somewhere in the world. So, basically, our heroes are hunting for elves in medieval Europe/Japan, in a tank, stripping every elf they run across completely naked in order to find the spell that will bring them home. And no, it's not porn - it's just kindof funny, seeing a 7' fighter walk up to a 5.5' elf and saying, "But if I win the battle, you must remove all of your clothes. I need to go home." For those of you wanting nudity (and shame on you all ;) ), there isn't any actual nudity to speak of. Oh, and the tank runs on "gasoline fruit," since our heros are stuck in an ancient world with a tank. Don't ask questions - it's just stupid funny.

We also watched the first four episodes of Eva (the first time, for my brothers) - I think the reason I like the series so much is because Shinji (also known as "You Fucking Pussy" in MacAnime circles) reminds me a lot of myself - especially his relationship with his father. Maybe I'll write more about that tomorrow.

Tomorrow, I'm probably watching Record of Lodoss War - since I have the whole day free and everything. Hey, why not?
 
 
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masui on August 26th, 2002 09:21 pm (UTC)
do you want someone to get you?
Hoc Est Qui Sumusdiscoflamingo on August 27th, 2002 01:20 pm (UTC)
I don't know yet - a couple people offered, which makes it an option now. I didn't think of it as an option before. I'll get back to you.
Hillarysusanofstohelit on August 26th, 2002 09:56 pm (UTC)
*smiles* yay for moving in. see you soon!
lord and master of the broken childrenavatarofchaos on August 26th, 2002 10:45 pm (UTC)
hmm...lodoss war, the anime that puts me to sleep after two episodes. it's so awesome.
Oυτιςerragal on August 27th, 2002 10:40 am (UTC)
Ah Record of Lodoss War. I remember doing the very same thing while I was at home wor awhile. Not a bad way to kill most of a day.

Oh and if you really want to get back here. I ain't doing nothing! I'm a bit broke for buying gas... but I'm always up for driving off.
lyght on August 27th, 2002 12:18 pm (UTC)
Yep, NorskBoy and I went to XXX last weekend too (so I keep on wondering, is that supposed to mean like "liquor", or "really hot porn", or is it supposed to be "straightedge"??? Because it would be funny as hell if it were supposed to mean he was straightedge, or was at one time and gave up, or...I'll get back to the original point). We had a deal -- he'd go see Signs with me if I'd go see this. Both of us were pleasantly surprised, even if Hollywood still hasn't figured out what anarchists are actually like. Anarchists make good scapegoats after all. Nobody's actually an anarchist in real, life, anyway...right? Right?
Dierindierin on August 27th, 2002 01:44 pm (UTC)
Those Who Hunt Elves is in a second season in Japan right now. Don't ask me why. I'm pretty sure there's a Photoshopped "Those Who Hunt Elvis" floating around somewhere...

And those of you knocking Lodoss War - ok, it's pretty bad. But if you've seen the ROLW TV series, the 13 episode OAV suddenly looks like God's bloody gift to the art form.
XCorvisxcorvis on August 27th, 2002 04:36 pm (UTC)
Those who hunt Elvis?

Get ready for Bubba Ho-tep, in which Bruce Campbell plays a 70-year old Elvis.
atelierlune on August 27th, 2002 07:00 pm (UTC)
. . . your father is forcing you to pilot mechs in order to bring about the Apocalypse....?
King of the Voidabaddonx99 on August 27th, 2002 08:17 pm (UTC)
Heh. I remember having to leave because my constant cursing at Shinji annoyed the others.

BTW, I'll be driving up on Sat. I could concievebly swing up to Park River and pick you up. Only if you don't have too much stuff, though. Anyway, contact me before Sat. if interested at my Mac e-mail.