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Category Archives: Weird Stuff
You Don’t See This Every Day Actually, this is a crossover with Nobunaga’s Ambition, a venerable wargame series out of Japan, but that’s niche stuff. The kind of niche I’m into, mind you. The people are similar, though: it’ll be … Continue reading
This One Won’t Bite You’ll want to click on the video above and see this amazing robot in action. It’s meant to emulate how a snake moves on ground – and in water, the latter being quite remarkable as a … Continue reading
…Wow. Straight from “Oh my GOD!” territory comes this story from Popular Science magazine, detailing nekomimi (lit. “cat ears”) that rise and flatten out on command from human brainwaves. A video is posted after the break.
I said, “Oh My GOD.” Just follow the link and look over all the details. Screenshots detailed here. This sort of thing just tends to defy any sort of intelligent commentary. Just go look, read, and gape in awe and … Continue reading
A Storied Japanese Gaming Franchise Known as スーパーロボット大戦 or Super Robot Taisen in Japanese, this franchise goes back to rather ancient gaming times and continues haltingly into the modern era. What The Heck Is A Super Robot? For Americans and other … Continue reading
Not Quite Goth Or Lolita, Per Se This requires a little explanation. While the term “Lolita” must necessarily hail from the famous novel, the gist is reversed in this context. Rather than little girls dressing like adults, this far more … Continue reading
A Series That Embraces The Crazy “Asobi ni Iku Yo” is one of a certain style of recent anime that embraces all manner of cliche “anime content” – in this case, we have an a) alien b) catgirl c) with … Continue reading