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Posted in Anime, Go with tags , , , , , on March 16, 2010 by kumoriha

If people tell you to run a tournament, decline. It’s a hell lot of work, especially when other people repeatedly make mistakes. Oh, and the players too. They can’t read. At all.

Neither can their freaking parents.

Which was okay (or rather, I didn’t know much about it) until I actually took over part of handling them. PR sucks.

Anyway, after spending 2-3 hours fixing up a spreadsheet for the next round as quickly as I could, since the original wrong spreadsheet was already posted for some reason, I went on KGS. What started as a discussion about a teaching game my friend was giving quickly turned into otaku talk.

I don’t really remember how it happened, but we somehow went from tesujis and weak shape to Lucky Star, Black Rock Shooter, Haruhi, and Kaiba shachou. Yeah. Some guy came in…and quickly left.

Isn’t it great how Go can help you make friends?

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
手筋(tesuji) – A skillful or clever play in Go. I guess you can use it out of context too, but I don’t know if many people will understand.



Posted in Manga with tags , on February 16, 2010 by kumoriha

>So I started and finished reading Genshiken the other day. For people who don’t know what that it, it’s a series about a college club of sorts, in which a bunch of otaku gather together and do otaku things. Somehow they manage to snag bishounen and bishojo. This does not tend to happen in real life.

I was pretty surprised by the lack of “hardcore”-ness of it. I was expecting it to be a lot more extreme, I guess. There was quite a focus on porn and eroge. Completely different from Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, but I guess the reasons are pretty obvious.

It seems that most otaku we see (on TV or whatever) all look like crap. Messy hair, bad posture, skinny, and bad teeth. Propaganda, most likely. Well, I guess most otaku are like that…Imagine the chaos it’d be if every otaku were like Danny Choo:

I feel like eating cake. Parents threw out the cake. Am slightly annoyed.

Random Japanese Word of the Day:
迷子(maigo) – a lost child. In context, it could mean a lost anything, really, though.