Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ninja action time! We are having a meeting this Friday, November 18th!

Sorry for the lack of updates! I have been busy at my new job. We've had a couple meetings since the last time this blog has been updated.

On November 21st, we watched Akira and ate delicious Thanksgiving deserts made by some of our club members! I also brought strawberry cupcakes. In addition, a hero brought lots of beef jerky which is appropriate for any occasion!

After some grubbin and socilalizin, we sat down of one big, happy nerd family and watched the movie and gave thanks to the anime gods(or Katsuhiro Otomo). Even to this day Akira is still a great movie and a cornerstone of anime. We were originally going to have it in the auditorium, but that did not work out. Many of us agreed that having it in the normal place works just fine.

On December 6th, we had an anime potluck with consisted of Riding Bean, Ghost in the Shell, and an episode of Pocket Monsters that featured Porygon and gave kids in Japan seizures! It was an awesome day! Nobody got a seizure at the meeting though. No, Waldo is always like that.

So we've been watching some classic anime films as of late. I am really happy about that because a lot of you haven't seen movies like Akira or Vampire Hunter D, so I think exposing you to that for the sake of being an legitimate anime fan is important. These are greats that still stand the test of time and offer a lot in terms of substance to even the modern age anime fan.

A lot of you have grown up on this shonen anime series called Naruto, which is about a boy ninja with a demon sealed inside him who constantly feels the need to prove himself to the people around him. It has it's merits; however, a lot of you need to see some intense ninja action.

So tomorrow night, we are going to watch Ninja Scroll, which was one of my first anime movies. I saw it a couple weeks ago after watching Ninja Assassin, and it's still pretty badass. It even has some romance in it! I am also sporting a new laptop, so we can continue watching Guin Saga, which may just be the best anime of 2009. Guin and those monkey people have a war with the Mongols to finish and Guin just recruited some strong allies to help them out. It's going to be intense!

A lot of you will be elsewhere for the next couple weeks and I wish you all safe travel and fun times! The next meeting will be Friday night(tomorrow), December 18th at 9:15 p.m. and it will be held in FS3B-113 at Full Sail University. See you all there!

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