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Archive for March, 2007

Miyazaki and the Queen

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Queen Silvia of Sweden met with Director Hayao Miyazaki, more information available here.  This is quite unusual for Miyazaki to have a public appearance for really anything…apparently she saw a short clip of Ponyo on a Cliff….that’s enviable!

Addiction to the Web as a form of sacrifice?

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Is giving up internet or myspace or facebook truly a sacrifice?

In this recent CNN article it was discussed how students give up social networking sites during Lent as a form of sacrifice so they gain spiritually, normally people fast during this time of year. Because it is so addicting, it can be considered a “true sacrifice”.

Maybe I am not completely addicted to the Internet as they are, but is that truly a sacrifice that will bring you closer to your religion worthy of the term “sacrifice” ?

Somehow, I don’t think this is true. Should a smoker be given praise for sacrificing smoking during Lent as a form of sacrifice only to return to this later on?

Fasting is a need, perhaps Internet is a need to, but would you consider not talking to anyone over your phone a sacrifice that is more meaningful, or fasting or doing community work as a larger (and more meaningful) sacrifice?

How about I stop playing World of Warcraft for the period of Lent as my form of sacrifice (if I were Christian) ? I don’t know about you, but I think this is a pretty lame sacrifice.

Sanriotown Blogs has new Skins!

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

How very kewl! I just enabled a brand new skin available with the blog….am playing around with it now! I can choose from skins that are Hello Kitty, My Melody and Kuririn.

Where’s BADTZ?!

Ponyo Movie Rumours

Monday, March 26th, 2007

Ghibliworld reported on some interest although unsubstantiated rumours. It talks of Miyazaki copying works from former collaborator Yasuhiro Nakuro.

 Apparently there were other rumours about the story being based on a Chinese book, I suppose everyone is trying to get a piece of 5 second fame now with the Movie not even with a detailed story outline it’s impossible to accuse it of anything!

Cinamoroll Movie!

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

The cute factor is UNBEARABLE! OMG!!

My Meez 3D Avatar

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

So my more exhibitionist weirdo side of me is coming out when I do it in the Avatar world! Check out my Meez.

Why are Japanese Politicians such fools?

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Recently Japan’s foreign minister was quoted as saying “yellow faces” are better for diplomacy.

 This particular minister had also said things such as building Japan for “rich jews” to live in, he was also one that tried to justify Japan’s war actions in Korea.

More radical are the comments from the Mayor of Tokyo Mr. Ishihara, widely recognized as racist, who called Chinese as living like animals, called women who have lost their reproductive function as useless and also said that Chinese have criminality in their genes.

This type of thing simply promotes xenophobia and isolates Japan.

My Japanese friends don’t agree with them, the interest in Japanese culture is there and pervasive so why are these people in power? Why are they allowed to be in power?

Rate my Blog!

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Trying to build some kind of “rating” into my blog….

I Kitty Sioux Hello

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Hello Kitty Indian Look…

Miyazaki’s new Movie Gake No Ue No Ponyo

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Only very little information is available but it’s official, animation grandmaster Hayao Miyazaki will be making a new Movie slated for a release in 2008 called Ponyo on a Cliff.
The basic outline is about a goldfish princess who wishes to become Human and a five year old boy, Sosuke is involved with the goldfish princess Ponyo.

The setting is in Seto ( 瀬戸内海 ) which is the setting of the scenery, no doubt awe inspiring if it can inspire Miyazaki himself!

It is widely discussed that Miyazaki used his own Son as the outline for Sosuke, where he felt that he did not spend enough time trying to understand him. His son Goro directed another feature film by Studio Ghible called Tales from the Eathsea which was apparently poorly received by Hayao Miyazaki himself for a variety of reasons, causing friction within the family. Could this be a form of self reflection and redemption?