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  1. Warm and sunny. According to the weatherman we're in for a sort of mini-heatwave over the next few days, which will be nice. But it'll probably be over by the time I go away on holiday! Looking out of the window we had a lot of rain overnight, this will not please my friend because their garage roof leaks!
  2. I like the hot weather. When it's cold I have trouble summoning up the enthusiasm to get out of bed in the morning and I don't really function that well when it's cold.
  3. My friend came round today and we watched all 14 episodes of the Violet Evergarden TV series. It's an excellent series, and even more impressive when watched all at once rather than spread out over a few days which really enables you to appreciate the quality of the story, artwork and animation. Kyoto Animation are of course the masters of producing stories that leave their viewers with wet eyes.
  4. Three railway locomotive chimneys lying on the ground. I like the subtle colours and textures in this group.
  5. A new drum unit for my laser printer, not an exciting item, but very important.
  6. Unpopular opinions? Hmmm, I've got a few. Spirited Away is not as great a film as the hype would have you believe. Even though I'm a fan of Makoto Shinkai's films I think he dropped the ball with Weathering With You. Movies that try to cram the whole storyline of a 5 hour, or longer, series into about 90 minutes should be banned! (that might not be too unpopular) Now what is likely to be my most unpopular opinion: Catgirls are not cute, they are very annoying!
  7. Just watched Sound! Euphonium again. Nice little Slice-of-Life series about a high school concert band and their aim to enter a band competition. As is so often the case with this type of series it's the characters and the interactions between them that make the series so enjoyable to watch.
  8. The Commemorative statue of the Ancient Mariner at Watchet harbour in Somerset. It depicts the mariner with his crossbow and the albatross. ("The Rime of the Ancient Mariner" was written by the English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge in 1797–1798.) This club seems to be becoming "Animedragon's photo gallery"! Does anyone else have any photos to share with us?
  9. Noir has quite a high 'body count' per episode. Mireille and Kirika are highly trained and deadly assassins, but they're up against a determined adversary and can't afford to make mistakes.
  10. This is Ashton windmill in Somerset. There has been a mill on this site since medieval times but the present building probably dates from the 18th century and is now a Grade II* listed building.
  11. I've just finished Saikano. The series is subtitled "The last love song on this little planet", is one of those series that doesn't quite fit into any genre. The story is based on an interesting concept, what would you do if you suddenly found out that your girlfriend was no longer completely human and had somehow been turned into a living weapons system that could destroy a whole city in the blink of an eye? At its heart it's a slice-of-life love story that takes place amid the background of a global war. There are definite Sci-Fi elements and there's also plenty of action scenes. Some of the events in the story are quite sad and will make you think.
  12. My favourite non-anime series are (in no particular order): The Prisoner (the original series not the remake) M*A*S*H Thunderbirds (the original series not the animated remake)
  13. Clanad, Kanon and Air are often thought of together as all three are from Kyoto Animation and based on visual novels by Key and all have a similar basic storyline and share some plot elements, although they are all quite different stories. Clanad and Kanon are very popular, Air less so mainly I think becuase it's much shorter than the other two and suffers as a result as there's not enough time to develop the story properly.
  14. Yes, that clip comes from You're Under Arrest. But the two lady cops from YUA are nothing like the Dirty Pair, they don't blow up, destroy and otherwise wreck everything they get involved with.
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