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27 January 2009 @ 11:39 am
1. Why is my beefcake icon replaced by some weird chubby guy? Why has no one commented on this? Am I the only one seeing him? 

2. I've been happily watching Hikaru no Go via the library but it turned out they only had up to 11.

No problem, I have Netflix.

Problem: Netflix only has up to 11.

Turns out that Viz abandoned the US release with #11 despite having solicited 12 as coming out early last year and despite the fact that it ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. Fortunately I've read the manga so I know what happens but that is soooo frustrating. I'd be looking for fansubs to download right now but technical problems with my computer keep me from doing torrents right now. It overheats and crashes if I leave it running overnight and with dial up I pretty much can download a torrent OR do anything else on line beyond checking email.

3. Keanu Reeves is set to play Spike in the live action Cowboy BeBop. There goes any hope of a really kick ass adaptation.
Don't jiggle the ramune!fenikkusuken on January 27th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
1. Now you have a 'Bite Me' icon; there's been some random glitch that substitutes weird icons going around LJ.

2. Have you seen quaedam's Hikaru No Go fanart?

3. *facepalm*
ranuelranuel on January 27th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC)
The bite me icon is deliberate. The mix up is with yesterday's post. There should be the "Give me Beefcake now" icon but I see something else.

I haven't seen that artist but it says some art not worksafe so I'll have to wait until I get home to browse. Thanks for the link!
Don't jiggle the ramune!: Gutterfenikkusuken on January 27th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)

Most of quaedam's art is totally not worksafe; it's surprising that your screen doesn't burst into flames upon clicking the links... but the artwork is incredibly brilliant and completely worth the risk to your hardware! Drenched with colour, strong lines, inspired composition... s/he's amazing.

The Hikaru no Go panels are PG, as opposed to the usual R or X, but you definitely don't want to risk it at work!
xterminal on January 27th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
I had no idea they'd animed Hikaru no Go. It's one of the mange I'm planning on starting this year (assuming I ever get caught up with Rave Master and One Piece, which are both up to something like vol. 100 by now...). Wonder why they dutched it?

I assume there's no other-region DVDs with engsubs out there?
ranuelranuel on January 27th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
I have the entire HnG manga downloaded as Jpegs if you are interested.

I haven't had time to research the issue in depth yet but I saw speculation that it may be that they are planning to release a box set at some point in the future instead of the individual disks or that sales may have been low. No idea about other English editions.
xterminal on January 27th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
It's worth checking, especially if you're torrenting anyway; there may already be a complete R2 box or something out there. I just picked up full Japanese runs of Elfen Lied and Mahoromatic with engsubs *cough*onpiratebay*cough*.

(I do prefer my manga in book form, if only because I keep track of number of books read, and thus I like having them separated into volumes so I know how many I've got past, blah blah...)
ranuel: Anti-Drugranuel on January 27th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
I separate my electronic manga by volume by using folders.

When I can torrent again it'll be high on my list.
LuxKen27: Buyoluxken27 on January 27th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)
Why is my beefcake icon replaced by some weird chubby guy? Why has no one commented on this? Am I the only one seeing him?

It wasn't, for me:

There's some weird LJ glitch going on where the icons randomly change, but I've noticed it either happens for the person with the icon (aka you in this case) or for their friends, but never at the same time for both.

It happened to me with my Buyo icon; I had to delete the offending one (which was showing up in my userpics, too) and reupload the original, and then all was fine.
ranuelranuel on January 27th, 2009 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks, at least everyone isn't seeing it. I'll delete and re-upload when I get home.