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Thu, 18 Jan 2007


Well, it's nice to finally get some attention, I guess. I wish the authors had done a bit of research first.

Thu, 02 Nov 2006

Pumpkin season

A day's thaw
only the torsos of snowmen remain

Thu, 16 Feb 2006

Before the storm, and after

  1. Bands of frost obscure the moon
    one after another

  2. A frisson of awe
    Nature's power triumphant:
    The malls have shut down.

Sun, 04 Dec 2005

Signs of the season

Just like home.

Thu, 17 Nov 2005

November proceedeth

Last week, my coat first felt the air
Today I want long underwear.

Thu, 10 Nov 2005

At a bus stop in November

My apartment was warm this morning
so deceptive

Tue, 08 Nov 2005

Nico Suave

Shadow of the Colossus feels like a research prototype of an absolutely world-beating RPG.

Mon, 25 Jul 2005

On a stopped bus in July

Outside, a cooling wind
and lightning

Mon, 04 Jul 2005

Also, big walking things

In most ways Howl's Moving Castle and War of the Worlds are very different films, but they share a couple of distinctive features; first, a presumably timely obsession with war and mass destruction; second, an unabashed determination to have things Come Right in the end, without excessive respect to consistency or narrative logic. (Yes, the fate of the Cthulhu-Martians was there in the novel, but the scenes before and after it belong to a much more upbeat movie.)

I assume Spielberg and Miyazaki are trying to keep our spirits up. I still can't help being reminded of the end of Brazil.

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