Probably the closest thing to a PhD in Ramenology


Can’t afford a semester at Harvard? Too cool for Oxbridge? Didn’t pass the entrance exam for a fry-cook internship at the local burger takeaway?

Consider a degree in Ramenology instead.

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Someone’s celebrating her birthday today. Guess who?

Hint # 1: She’s in this picture.

Hint # 2: It’s not the klutz on the left.

Hint # 3: It’s not any of the three people next to her.

Hint # 4: It’s not the person taking the picture.

And that’s all you’re getting from me. (^_^)

Happy 50th birthday, milady.

My reason says it’s not a good film . . .

. . . but my heart says otherwise.

My reason tells me that they tried to do too much with too little time.

My reason tells me that they’ve reduced major characters to mere accessories, and teasingly dangled the merest whispers of soul-searingly tragic backstories whilst ultimately leaving them untold.

But man, those sword-fights were awesome. And as we all know, awesome sword-fights trump all other considerations.

The heart wins this one.

An alternate-universe neurotypical version of a humanoid interface in the hand . . .

. . . is worth two in the bush.

Or something like that.

In any case, I’m filing this bit of news under the “I’ll believe it when I see it” category.

After all, when it comes to the Haruhiverse, few things are ever as they seem.

If you’ve ever wanted to pretend that your Nagato Yuki nendoroid is actually Godzilla . . .

. . . this high-end play set might be just what you need to make some mobile-phone movie magic.

I’m not sure I’m willing to pay the asking price, though. I can do better with old shoe boxes and loo rolls – and what’s more, I can set everything on fire afterwards for an even more dramatic effect. Sweet.

(Hat tip to ANN for the news.)

Gotta catch ‘em all . . .

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. . . whether on land or in the air.

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More Yuki Miku at the Yuki Matsuri

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Far from being a mere side show in this year’s Sapporo Yuki Matsuri, the 2014 Snow Miku promotional campaign was big enough to invade almost every venue with even the slightest connection to the city’s annual festival.

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