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Animedragon

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  1. Crunchyroll here in the UK seems to be having a bit of a 'bad hair day'.  I get just over three quarters of the way through an episode then bang! the screen goes black with a little message that says "Oops, something went wrong, tray again", this has happened several times over the last two days. 😡

    There's a few series in my personal DVD collection that I'd like to watch again, so I think this gives me an opportunity to watch them. 🙂

    Hopefully the "something that went wrong" will have been sorted out by the time I've seen the DVDs I want to watch.

  2. I spent a huge chunk of today watching the TV coverage of the coronation of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey, the traditional place for coronations since 1066. The procession after the service was amazing and even though I've seen royal processions before I'm always impressed by the Household Cavalry in their traditional uniforms.

  3. Happy Easter everyone.

     

    (and however you do, or don't celebrate Easter, try not to eat too many Easter eggs.)

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    2. Animedragon

      Animedragon

      The Easter Eggs we eat in the UK are made of chocolate and come in a variety of sizes.

      Traditionally they're given to children, but a lot of adults like them too.

    3. viruxx

      viruxx

      Happy Easter to you as well! I'm trying to cut refined sugar out of my diet as much as I can lately, so sadly, no Reese's for me. I've been 'trying' to get used to dark chocolate, but it's been a bit difficult. 😭

      I don't suppose breakfast omelets count, do they? 😋

    4. Animedragon

      Animedragon

      Dark chocolate is definitely an acquired taste, but once you get used to it the ordinary milk chocolate just isn't as good.

      Dark chocolate is better for you as well.

  4. Trains feature in quite a lot of anime series, which suits me just fine as a railway enthusiast. 🙂
    On Saturday I visited, fairly local, heritage railway centre to see four of the former Great Western Railway's magnificent Castle class locomotives gathered together in one place which is not a common sight any more. Three of them were in steam and moving around the site during the day. 🚂 🚂 🚂 🚂 😃
    It was a great day out, but today my old legs are suffering from the effects of a lot walking and standing around in the cold weather. 😱 🥶

    Castles.jpg.a3cee881ab1ba51f2544c1bb316c5827.jpg

    The four Castles outside the loco shed, and a very small part of the huge crowd that came to see them.

  5. This morning was bright and sunny and the low winter sun was streaming in through my windows, how nice I thought. 😃

    The I noticed that the nice bright low sun was also showing up all the dust on my tables, mirrors and such like. 😱

    Dust is an annoying thing, as fast as I remove it, it comes back!! 😡

    1. viruxx

      viruxx

      Ahh, the eternal struggle of dust removal. Thanks for reminding me that I need to do some spring-cleaning soon. 😭

    2. Animedragon

      Animedragon

      Sorry for spoiling your day. 🙂

  6. The long cold January is finally over. Only February to get through now. 🙂

    Did I mention that January and February are my least favourite months?

    1. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      Sadly a certain overgrown rodent saw his shadow today locally

  7. I've just noticed that I won the day yesterday, which takes my total of 'days won' to 50, which I think is quite impressive. 😃

    It also quite possibly means that I spend far too much time on AF ! 😃

    1. viruxx

      viruxx

      Congrats on 50 wins! Here's to the next 50! 😁

  8. Winning the Day on January 1st is a good way to start the New Year. 😄

  9. I wish everyone here on AF a Very Happy New Year.

    1. viruxx

      viruxx

      Happy New Year to you as well!

  10. I've got an earworm!

    "Song for Friends", the closing song from episodes 3,8 & 9 of Little Busters Refrain keeps playing in my head.  It's a nice song so I don't really mind it being an earworm.

     

    1. Kōyamaki

      Kōyamaki

      You're right, it is a nice song. Haven't watched a single episode of this so cannot comment on the story. I have seen you mention it before though.

  11. There's two things I really don't like about this time of year.

    1: Is the cold weather.

    2: The low bright winter sun that's always below my car's sun visor so that I have trouble seeing where I'm going.

    1. viruxx

      viruxx

      This! It's always in the early morning and the late evening when the sun makes driving difficult. In my case, the sun seems to settle between my sun visor and rear-view mirror. 😫

      I'm looking forward to spring's arrival. It's always so dreary when all the leaves have fallen off the trees around here.

    2. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      Was having this issue with the sun about a month ago, but not so much now. Sadly due to the fact that it ‘s generally dark when I leave for work & dark when I head back home 😢

  12. Last week I upgraded my Internet service to something a good deal faster so streaming is now a practical proposition.

    As a result I've now taken out a subscription to Crunchyroll. Which means I can now watch those series that are not available on DVD/Blue-ray or are too expensive to buy. 🙂

    1. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      Congrats. As someone who came late to streaming myself (just 5 years ago), I can say it certainly broadened my enjoyment of anime. Not sure how CR’s UK library compares to the US though.

    2. Animedragon

      Animedragon

      There's quite a large selection in their UK library. I've made a start with My Dress up Darling, the interaction between the two main characters is very good and great fun to watch.

    3. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      If I might be so bold, some future suggestions based on past series you noted enjoying: Fruits Basket (2019 - 2021 version) • A Place Further than the Universe •  Vivy Fluorite Eye's Song • Laidback Camp • Bocchi the Rock

  13. Look what the postman delivered this morning. 😃 😃

    I'm going to re-watch the TV series then watch the movie.

    VE-Movie.thumb.jpg.41428da01a15feac238817872caab397.jpg

  14. 😃 I had an e-mail this morning to tell me that the Violet Evergarden Movie that I pre-ordered months ago has been dispatched. 😃 😃

    1. Animedragon

      Animedragon

      I've had an e-mail from the Royal Mail to tell me that due to a two day strike by the postal workers union my parcel will be delayed. 😡

      Not that I should be surprised by this, going on strike is a bit of a national pastime at the moment and those professions that haven't yet gone on strike are considering it.

  15. The birds in my area are obviously hungry. I looked out through the window into the back garden this morning and saw that both my bird feeders are almost empty, and I filled them up this time last week!

    When there's a break in the rain I'll go out and replenish them and do my bit to help the local wildlife.

  16. Aarrgghhh!!!!!!!!

    I've just discovered that mice, or some similar rodent, has been eating the top of my car's screen wash bottle!  😡

     

    MICE.jpg

    1. Ohayotaku

      Ohayotaku

      I see you got a pic of the culprit :P 

      I had a gable vent on the side of my garage fall out early in the year & then the replacement get mangled over the summer. Turns out it was a family of raccoons (had to have them trapped & relocated). Fortunately just superficial damage & got a stronger screen put on the inside to hopefully avoid a repeat. 

    2. Deeath

      Deeath

      Oh no! Little rascal! >:3
      he kinda cute tho? :0 

  17. I've installed a new graphics card in my PC, but this time I didn't follow the instructions that came with it and go to the manufacturers website to download the drivers I did that last time and driver install messed up the screen resolution and scattered all my icons randomly around the screen. It took ages to sort the mess out. 😡

    This time I just told the PC to update the drivers and it went to Microsoft Update found and installed the correct driver with no messing about. 😀

    1. Kōyamaki

      Kōyamaki

      Did it have an Nvidia or an AMD GPU chip? Generally it is said that Nvidia/G-Force plays nice with Windows out of the box and that AMD/ ATI Radeon GPU chips play nice with non-Windows systems. That's a little rule of thumb about choosing the right one for your hardware.

    2. Animedragon

      Animedragon

      It's an Nvidia Geforce GPU.

  18. It's temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius I have trouble with. 🥵

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