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Dated 28 October 2006: Little Tokyo

For the record, Little Tokyo here in Los Angeles is pretty nice, but it really needs a more prominent Little Akihabara component.

Dated 3 November 2006: DO YOUR BEST deshou

Either fansubbing has slowed to a crawl or I'm just not watching very many shows this season. Probably the latter, as I'm not watching any raws, either. Still, there's something wrong as a matter of principle when the only things I have on the radar are Gift ~eternal rainbow~ 05, and the next episode of Heroes.

Arika
Mai-Otome ED.

At least my Galaxy Angel Z DVDs arrived today, and I've got the my Geneon order to watch. Still, it's odd to watch so few shows from the current season. I also attribute this as the reason why I've got "Otome wa DO MY BEST Deshou" on the brain.

Who am I kidding? I know I'm going to end up re-watching all of Mai-Otome before the next My-HiME DVD ships.

Dated 19 November 2006: Neon Genesis Evangelion

Evangelion Platinum Edition DVDs
Evangelion Platimum Edition DVDs boxed set.

Holy crap, the Platinum Edition of the Neon Genesis Evangelion DVDs (ADV's version of the digitally remastered Renewal discs) is down to $33.87. I can vouch for the quality of these discs. As someone who owns both the Platinum Edition and the older so-called "Perfect Edition," the Platinum version is vastly superior in every respect.

Dated 13 February 2007: Gigabit network GET

How in the world did I ever get by without a gigabit network before? I must have been eating retard sandwiches not to have set this up earlier.

Dated 14 February 2007: Everything I know about women I learned from Bing Crosby

She may be weary.

George and Miyuki

Young girls they do get weary

Dominic and Anemone

Wearing that same old shabby dress.

Asuka

And when she gets weary

Dominic and Anemone

Try a little tenderness.

Miyuki and George

It's not just sentimental.

Asuka and Kaji

She has her grief and care.

Minmay and Hikaru

And a word that's soft and gentle

George and Miyuki

Makes it easier to bear.

Dated 26 February 2007: Be back later

Lunamaria

Don't worry; I found someone to watch the place while I'm gone.

Dated 1 May 2007: Traveling again. Itinerary not conducive to et cetera et cetera

Harima
This could take a while.

Harima
So long.

Dated 9 August 2007: THE AYAKO DOCTRINE

Kawasumi Ayako
Kawasumi Ayako.

Origins of the Ayako Doctrine: Circa 2002, with J.C. Staff riding its recent successes of Tiny Snow Fairy Sugar and the Azumanga Daioh anime, members of the Something Awful anime forum developed the J.C. Staff Clause (i.e., an anime produced by J.C. Staff should be watched), and invoked it when speculating about the quality of unreleased shows.

Kazusa
Ginban Kaleidoscope.

As an aside, "J.C. Staff Clause" itself likely benefited from its name's similarity to the "J.C. Crew," a band of Internet miscreants with ties to Something Awful's forums. But I digress.

Yuki
Princess Nine.

Later (likely 2003) a member (probably ricequeen) of the channel #raspberryheaven or its offshoots applied the J.C. Staff Clause reasoning (an anime by J.C. Staff will be good) to his fervent devotion to the seiyuu Kawasumi Ayako, bringing the "Ayako Clause" to the #raspberryheaven vernacular (and effectively adding the clause itself to the Raspberry Heaven common law).

Miu
Piano.

In 2004, a participant in #marimite, Evirus (yes, that's right), unilaterally determined that the principles defined by the existing variants of the Ayako Clause, as practiced, constituted dogma: THE AYAKO DOCTRINE.

Chikane
Kannazuki no Miko.

The Ayako Doctrine simply dictates the following axiom:

Any anime featuring Kawasumi Ayako should be watched.

Note that the Ayako Doctrine does not claim every anime featuring Ayako Kawasumi will be good, nor does it dictate that these anime must be watched to completion. The Ayako Doctrine merely compels the viewer's consideration, reasoning that her presence can only be positive. Ergo, ceteris paribus, Ayako anime should be prioritized over other shows.

Fuu
Samurai Champloo.

So ordered.