It’s Friday

Well, it’s the end of the week. We here in Arizona still don’t know who the next governor will be, but we do know that there’ll be legalized gambling in the Indian casinos for the next 23 years. There’ll be no medical marijuana, and the legislators don’t get a pay raise either. Since we are not getting medical marijuana I will have to keep myself healthy with the best healthy tips from Arizona had the highest voter turnout in the nation (over 55% of registered voters in the state turned out to vote), and the new congressional district 1 is represented by a guy who’s lived in the state less than a year.

On to other things… I noticed that the (link defunct) Ranma Fanfiction Awards has dropped the “Ranma” part and (link defunct) gone to Anime overall. Personally, I’m not sure what to think of that, since I always thought that the site was a great service to sort through the sheer number of Ranma fanfics out there. However, I’m confident that they’ll do a good job, and I plan to submit my name for participation as a nominator when the time comes.

I’m now officially not on call anymore for the remainder of the year, so that will free up a lot of time to finish up DnR 31. My schedule is now starting to allow for doing some work at home, so I’ll be doing that hopefully real soon now. In fact, I’m now about 45-50% done with the episode. It’s starting to look really good. I’m pleased with where the story is going; it’s definitely a standalone story – no arcs this time.

I also have to go find myself a new cable modem. I’m currently looking at getting one from PC Club since it’s the same price as the one from Circuit City after the rebate. My thinking is why should I give Circuit City a $20 loan that they can take to the bank and get interest off of when I can get the same exact model somewhere else for the rebate price?

Lastly, I mentioned a couple of days ago that ADV Films is planning to air a cable channel called the Anime Network. Here’s the scoop on what the content will be (quoting from the ADV Films Press Release):

The Anime Network(tm) model is structured around four categorized content areas: Action Zone, Sci-Fi, Comedy Incorrect, and Horror/Martial Arts. These categories are designed to include virtually the entire spectrum of quality
anime, while contextualizing content for new viewers unfamiliar with specific titles.

Confirmed titles to be shown are Gunsmith Cats, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Getter Robo, Gasaraki and RahXephon. In fact, RahXephon will probably air on the Anime Network before it is released on DVD.