Saturday, October 8, 2016

A small update

I currently have a lot of balls in the air, and have had one crazy week. So I'll have to make this post short.

I've started reading Cirsova #3 and I'm three stories in. So far I can say that if you like heroic fantasy and science fiction, or if you have enjoyed the first two volumes, this continues the trend. Where Mr Alexander keeps getting all these great stories is a mystery to me. I should have a review when I finally get around to finishing it.

Turns out that Outlaw Star, classic anime, is finally getting a re-release . . . in Europe. I don't buy much anime, but this one has been on my list for years. I'm waiting, FUNimation. Bring it on.

For those unsure as to what Outlaw Star is, well, it's a science fiction series staring anti-hero mercenaries traveling the galaxy searching for booty and God. For old school anime fans, it's part of the unofficial "Space Western Trilogy" with Cowboy Bebop and Trigun even though it isn't quite as well known. It's pretty great, though. It's one of my favorites.

Here's the opening:

TV-wise, I don't watch much. I saw the Arrow and Flash season premieres and they were okay overall. Arrow was the better of the two, in my opinion. The old team was holding the show back, so I hope a new group will help pump more blood into the show. The Flash was just too messy.

In writing news, I'm waiting for certain parties to fulfill their part of the job. I've also been writing and editing short stories, in addition to real life stuff.

It's been a crazy week, even though little has happened yet.

But I'm still moving ahead. What else can I do?


  1. For all of its warts, Outlaw Star was a lot of fun. It reeks of 'obviously cancelled', and one has to wonder what could've been if they'd gotten whatever episode count they were clearly aiming for.

    Though less well known, its spin-off Space Guardian Angel Links was even better in terms of story and writing (which thankfully offset the low budget animation and wonky character designs).

    1. It was supposed to have a second season but apparently behind the scenes troubles led it to being shelved.

      Years later and it turns out the show was actually way more popular everywhere else than in Japan. Same deal with Cowboy Bebop and Trigun. They might have gotten that second season had they gotten in touch with US producers like those in charge of Big O did, but I'm glad we got what we did.

      I barely remember Angel Links. It's definitely one on my re-watch list.