Am bummed that we couldn't see Occult Academy because Mike brought the wrong episode, but I'm really starting to like Gosick (what a name). I had a nice conversation with both Mike (our club pres), and Mary (the only other woman at anime club), which was both nice in and of itself and something of a confidence booster.
Summaries of the aforementioned anime:
- In Katanagatari, the shogun's strategist (can't recall the precise time period) searches out the heir to the swordless school of swordfighting to help her seek out the lost Deviant Blades of master swordsmith Shikizaki Kiki, but all is not as it seems. Beautiful computer-enhanced animation that's NOT 3-D, but has a bit of a paper cut-out effect.
- Occult Academy is about an academy of the occult run by its deceased headmaster's daughter, a tsundere who is trying to stop doomsday with a time-traveling twerp. It's really silly, really nicely animated (Studio Bones, I think), and I've gotten very fond indeed of the cast, even Bunmei, the aforementioned time-traveling twerp.
- Gosick takes place in 1924 at a boarding school in the made-up European country of Sauville, in which a young Japanese exchange student whose classmates think he's the grim reaper or something meets the "Golden Fairy of the Library", a young girl locked on the top floor who is basically Sherlock Holmes. I didn't think I'd like this, but it's turning out to be enjoyable, and I quite like its art nouveau sensibilities.
At Willowbrook Nature Center, I took some photos of the critters in care.( Read more... )