Since those reading this are probably already aware of the impending start of the Animusic Tournament, I’m writing only to remind people that the time to nominate their favorite OP/ED/insert songs is fast running out.
To help those that haven’t filled out their nominations yet let me help you with a look at the 15 songs I nominated after an exhaustive search through my anime music collection. :)
1. Gurren Lagann – “Libera me” from Hell – 2007, insert
I couldn’t have been the only one that felt having someone other Kyoto Animation doing a Key work was vaguely wrong; like some sort of cosmic law had been broken. Silly, I know but I still made sure I coached myself to remember to not fault P.A. Works for simply not being Kyoto Animation. (And by having P.A. Works do Angel Beats it probably cleared KyoAni’s schedule so they could do the Haruhi movie. Which I hear is great but will wait for a proper release before watching it.)
With the timing of Al Gore and the intelligence of Joe Biden, the recent rant by Bang Zoom’s President about the impending death of anime is so sad, it’s hilarious. If it was a well-written piece I might feel like I needed to write a rebuttal but it wasn’t, not by a long shot, which leads one to ask – “Why are you bringing up Mr. Sherman’s rambling rant?” Well, I’d answer, there are some things I wanted to mention related to issue at hand and this is as good of a time as any.
You can thank Winamp and it’s non-random random shuffling for this post.
I have a super condensed anime music playlist that I like to listen to; it’s only 230 songs long and there’s a handful of songs on this list that when I’m in the right mood will get me to shed a tear. Last night I wasn’t much in the mood but out-of-the-blue Winamp starts playing every sad song on the list in a row and even repeating some more than once so now I’m in that mood.
It’s probably not a good idea to marathon a Key series right now so instead I’ll write this post.
Sometimes I think my subconscious is smarter then I am. Yesterday, I had the urge to make new Clannad wallpapers so I looked at what I had saved, realized there was a bunch of nice scans that I could use and whipped some up. Today, I wake up and think to myself that I should have done something for Mother’s Day here when I realized that I have a bunch of Clannad wallpapers that I made yesterday.
Frequent readers of The Null Set might have noticed a recent lull in posts. There’s two primary reasons why and I thought I’d mention them before continuing. The first is that I recently started reading the books that the tv series The Dresden Files (an urban fantasy series) is based on and I had a very hard time putting them down. The author of these, Jim Butcher, knows how to create great characters, do character development, and write a well plotted novel. In the last 10 days I read volumes 3-10 of the series which works out to something like ~2700 pages of reading. This by itself wouldn’t have slowed my posting down but I’m also suffering from some sort of head cold these last few weeks and the medicine leaves me groggy and tired so I’ve been having trouble with doing things more complicated then reading books and watching anime.
You should see The Null Set resume normal operations starting with this post because I started feeling better a couple of days ago and I have no more Dresden books to read.