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This article sums up Captain Jack, Doctor Nine, and Rose about as well as anyone I've read, and very amusingly. ^_^

As loganberrybunny noticed, David Attenborough, long cautious on the topic of global warming, has now taken the position: yes, it's happening, and it's the result of human activity. The first part of his new two-part examination of the evidence and effects can be downloaded here as a torrent; the concluding part airs at 9pm on BBC1 next Thursday.

So, no woodlice in the bathroom.. two spiders instead. Now, when I said I'd enjoy living in Animal Crossing: Wild World, I did actually mean the Nintendo version, not one designed by Mr Burroughs.

Yay! Finally got around to watching Hoodwinked, and I'd have to say, I'd take it over Over the Hedge any day. There's a striking technology disparity, certainly, but there was much more of a story, and far better characterisation. If you've missed out on it so far, give it a try. ^_^ (Patrick Warburton as the wolf is but one of the many reasons. Perfect bit of casting there)


For wolff_slaven, and anyone else interested in seeing an awfully cute, but feisty, ferrety-erminish sort take on the burden of being treated as a pet, here are episodes one, two, and three, each about 29MB, of Siawase Apartment's Okojo-san. Sadly, only these three episodes were fansubbed, and it's a fairly long series - but they're fun regardless. (The rest is available on DVD, but as is common for Japanese releases, without English subtitles)

The Idiot's Lantern - a bit of a potty story, but with some of the strongest and most consistent acting of the season, more than ably directed by Euros Lyn. (So, was Mr Magpie destroyed, or taken into The Wire's realm?)

And if the Cybermen complained about feeling so cold, maybe we could give them mittens and angora sweaters?

I think when I'm next cashly enabled, I'll get the complete B5 box (though, being R2, I wonder if it'll exhibit the usual slight audio speed-up going from NTSC to PAL?).

bosn was let loose with a search engine again.. and this dragon tattoo was the result. Not work safe at all, but quite amazing. Hey, foofers.. ^_^

Am I alone in actually liking the Apple "puck" mouse? It did require a different way of holding it, but I found it somewhat more comfortable to use than the usual style. Then again, I've not seriously used mice since my Archimedes - which had to run off a 110-220V transformer - died on Christmas 1994, soon to be replaced by a PowerBook 5300c from the office. Since then, I've only really used laptops, with the occasional recourse to a desktop. (And I'd have to say, the Arc's mouse remains one of the best there was. Optical wheel based, as with many older designs, but with the nice touch of the ball being pressed down towards the surface. So, I wound up forgoing a mat, and just used it on my leg instead)

And we have austin_dern to thank for highlighting this:

*Imagines a living room caked with fur*
Speaking of which, I'm starting to wonder if it might be possible to make a rabbit bodysuit by means of flocking angora fur onto a catsuit backing.. probably hideously expensive, but I wonder if angora can be kept sufficiently separate for flocking to work. Imagine the results if it were feasible - luxuriant rabbity softness, without any cost to the bun. ^_^

I think I'd like to be slightly less fluffy than that, though. ^_^;
Could you easily clean it? Regular faux fur seems to be hard enough to take care of

Talk about your long piles :-P
Shouldn't be any problem - rabbits are washable, after all. =:) For a suit like that - indeed, even just fake fur too, but especially here - I'd go with a bath of warm water and Woolite. Assuming, of course, the adhesive held up.

I may have to give that a try someday, I think. Just a swatch, to see if the idea could work. Or maybe someone on the web's already done so. Though I'd first need a place with the space to get suiting again, as this room is.. not quite up to the task. (Larger than a shoebox, but not by far)
ferret giggles, imagining a bunch of contented bunnies merely velcroed together for the fursuit and then flying apart like the all-living-Ferret-Coat featured inna commercial a while ago.
Hee! Don't suppose you have a copy, or an URL, for that? I've got to see that. ^_^

And that reminds me of one costume that stood out, for me, on Halloween 1998, in the City - someone covered, head (well, neck) to toe in beanie babies.
That tattoo is nice, isn't it? :)The rabbits, though, look a bit... well, overbred.

A thing of beauty indeed. =:)

Long-haired rabbits are one thing, but angora.. wow. Can the poor things even see through all that? How do they eat? (And what do they look like when wet?)
Yeah, it is, isn't it? I kinda wonder how much that one cost - or for that matter, how it was done. Can you properly tattoo a penis when it's not erect? I guess not, but how do you make sure it stays erect for a while? Saline infusions? The whole thing is probably neither cheap nor painless... ^^

As for the rabbits... they look like they can't see anything, or at least not much. Eating probably is a bit easier, although it might be a problem, too, when you can't see...

And when they're wet, they'll probably look like a soaked ball of wool. o.o
I want a QuickTime VR of one of those bunnies!

The last two on this page are definite splodefromcute material.
I know I shouldn't giggle at the poor buns, but.. ^_^; It's like someone's been playing with 3D rendering, and slammed the fur length up to maximum, just to see the result. Those two are definitely cute, though - it's the ears that make them.

(How do rabbits that fluffy ever manage to make more fluffy rabbits?)
Still haven't tried looking at them but may try now. Going to probably crash my crappy dial up :-(
Oh, it'll be fine. ^_^ Well, as long as your ISP doesn't enforce session limits of something like two hours.. but I think the server in question handles download resuming without trouble. (That's the only real bugbear I have with OmniWeb 5.5 - still no download resumption)

Okojo-san is worth it. ^_^ I need to try approaching a likely fansub group or two, and see if they might be interested in picking it up as a project. Though that also leaves the matter of buying all the DVDs, at 38,000¥ or so per disc.. :-P (Japanese DVDs and CDs are definitely not cheap. On the other paw, the country winds up with a dynamic animation industry, even if a lot of ink & paint tasks still wind up being outsourced to Korea. Surprising India doesn't have much of an animation industry, at least as far as I'm aware)
Nope won't work. Downloaded it but it says file is not supported, comp won't play it. *sighs*
Oh, no problem! Be sure you're using a player that's MPEG-4 aware, such as VLC (8MB), Mplayer (8MB), or QuickTime 7 (21MB) - any of them will be fine.

(There are plenty of other options, but those are the three I keep around; they're all cross-platform, VLC and Mplayer especially. That way, with the occasional badly compressed file, at least one of them will be able to cope. They've all got their different strengths and weak points, but they're all good apps)
I only have windows media player on this comp. My other comp will prob be able to play it so I'll try to DL it on that one.
See, this is why Van DeGraff generators and fluffy bunnies should never be mixed..

(boggles at the tat') That.. is a whole world of discomfort in the inking, I should think...
So.. what happens if one of those buns hops along a nylon carpet? I'm thinking we'd need a new concept of fluffiness, just as a hypercube is to a cube.

As schnee wondered, is it necessary for such a tattoo to be applied only when the dragon-to-be is, as it were, perky?

Quite the degree of whistling and thinking of England that must have been required, though..
This article sums up Captain Jack, Doctor Nine, and Rose about as well as anyone I've read, and very amusingly. ^_^

*chuckle* 'Tis a good article, indeed. I've rather enjoyed the interpersonal dynamics of the relationship of the three, and I'm especially pleased with the way that Captain Jack's, um, sexual open mindedness has been presented as just a part of his personality and not as some Big Issue that needs to be addressed in a Very Special Episode With a Moral At the End.

And that dragon tattoo? It's impressive, but it's painful to think about ;-)
*giggle* Indeed. Too often, non-heterosexuality finds its way onto TV and film by way of Deeply Meaningful Messages, often involving AIDS; or, flaming effiminacy. Not that there's anything wrong with either useful messages or flaming (yay!), but - well, just consider Four Weddings and a Funeral. ^_^

Sexuality remains one of society's biggest, strangest hangups. I was reading the other day about someone watching Saving Private Ryan (I've not seen it, and don't want to. It sounds far too close to the horror of war, and I dearly hope I never have to experience that for myself) on TV, where the terrible reality of warfare is shown graphically.. and swearwords were bleeped.

As for tattooing, I think I'll just stick with my bunnytail notion for now. ^_^;
Whee, anime! If you get the Japanese name, I'll dump it into aMule and see if anything comes up? (or you can do that~ up to you)

The tattoo.. O.o Maybe it's just... um... drawn on? ^^;;; ::doesn't know enough about tattoos to be able recognize a tattoo from something that's drawn on with..ink or something. ::really doesn't know::

Heavens. I thought that was a cat at first. But a bunny? O.o Wonder how much is fluff, and how much is actually bunny...
It's Shiawase Sou no Okojo-san. The DVDs exist, but as is so often the case, no subtitles at all. I recall balor mentioning Live-eviL might be up for it.. need to try rattling his cage sometime. =:)

I'm thinking that's an eartip we can see on one side, which gives a clue as to the real size of actual bunniness within. I daren't think what he'd look like in the rain..
I hope that okojosan has seen that portion of your posting!

Hoodwinked was FUN FUN FUN

Global warming: you're mixing topics and feelings quite liberally there. Playing with your readers' emotions, eh?
I may well pick Hoodwinked up on DVD, I think. Not sure, as my collection's large enough that I don't really re-watch things that much - gods know, I spent a lot of money back in 2000/2001 on DVDs, and many of them have only ever been played once, maybe twice. But I'm still contemplating the Babylon 5 box, containing all the show, the movies, and Crusade. Seems to be a Region 2/PAL only thing, but that's hardly a problem.

I do like covering a wide range of topics, indeed. ^_^ I don't want to put folks off with the more political points I make, but I'm trusting anyone reading my journal will appreciate I'm not given to wild flights of fancy (well, not politically, anyway. I definitely reserve the right to be unpredictable, though =:), and can see the points I'm making have validity, even if they may favor different options to those I'd choose. I'll quite happily admit I've never liked Bush, as his pronouncedly nationalistic tone immediately put me off - but his first platform did have much to recommend it, such as his warning against the pursuit of nation building, and his hope to be a uniter rather than divider. I'll also admit I had only tepid respect for Clinton, following his immediate buckling on the topic of gays in the military, signing of the CDA, and his parting gift, the Defense of Marriage Act. But, he did have a pretty clear head fiscally, leading to a pretty stable state of affairs on the economic metrics, such as the rate of personal savings, and the deficit; he was quite happy to take advice from others, and accept the US as being one of many nations, all with their roles to play in keeping the world safe, at least in a military perspective, if not environmentally - though that abject failure lies at many doors, from DC, through the corporate leaders, to the union leaders.

As far as the US goes, I'd enjoy seeing a Gore/Feingold 2008 ticket. Gore's acquitted himself admirably since 2000, taking the time to become closely acquainted with the environmental problems facing the world, global warming especially. During Katrina's aftermath, I was deeply impressed by the way he personally hacked through the bureaucracy to arrange mercy flights to evacuate patients from New Orleans - flights he personally flew, even. That's uncommon. (And hopefully, never again necessary)
Siawase Apartment is another WIN. Thankoo for another great video, hon! ^__^ I have a good friend who loves anime, swearing *and* ferrs, so she is gonna go nuts for it too! *HUG*
Hee! Glad to help. ^_^ Would be really cool to see the rest of the series picked up by some fansub group.. the DVDs are out there, but, no subtitles. I love the way his perspective, and everyone else's, make perfect sense, even though they're quite different.. ^_^
THe imperfect subbing adds to the charm. "Doctor, you stupid!". I did wonder how Okojo would know about illegal narcotics when he asked the doc "Are you on drugs?". The sweetest moment was when he cries his heart out on Tsuchiya's shoulder after escaping from Saeki and his sister. *melts*

I put it on for my 6-year old nephew yesterday. He watched 10 seconds of the opening titles and said "Put something else on!". No taste, kids!
Woooooah. That is surely what some countries would call a Megadoombunny. :o
Could make a really good guard, come to think of it. Who'd know how much actual bunny lay within? =:)
Having just seen Hoodwinked and Over the Hedge this weekend m'self, I enjoyed them both. I think OTH won out for me, Hoodwinked was certainly the more humorous from a sight gag perspective, but I was almost out of my seat during some scenes in OTH.

I did almost let out a good belly-laugh on the plane when the 'Whaddya want? I was raised by wolves' line came up in Hoodwinked, though :)
Actually, for me, Hoodwinked's great advantage was the writing! The jokes fell better with me (and no use of the Moral Sledgehammer), and the way the multiple perspectives of the overall story wound together was really quite cleverly handled. (I couldn't understand what on earth happened when Red first fell to the ground, from the cable car, and was then flashed (literally). We found out later on =:) I'd happily watch either again, though. Now, if Sammy (or Hammy) could be crossed with Stella's guile..