October 19th, 2003

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Our sunday

We had forgotten to prepare the bread-baking machine, so we resorted to making a Japanese breakfast...

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Then Jan called, and he came over to test out a new game we bought yesterday: Kurier des Zaren. It's a fun game about a delivery of an urgent message to the Czar. The road to the palace runs through four villages, with inns in each village. There are four types of couriers, and only one of each type can stay at an inn, with a maximum of three couriers. You have to pass you message from courier to courier to get it to the palace. Quite a bit of strategy involved. At the end, there's an endgame where luck is a big factor. I won the first game.
Next, we tried a rules variant posted on the Winning Moves website, which reduces the luck factor and makes it a more strategic game. I liked that variant better, even though klik won. ;)

For dinner, we had my special beef with green cheese sauce!
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A milestone...

I just burned off CDR number 800 of my (extensive) fansub collection... Ph34r my l33+ anime collection!
In fact, I had to re-arrange stuff in the bookcase so that I could fit in another CD-storage box...
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New anime

The Inexorable Anime Death Trudge continues! We stand knee-deep in the anime casualties, but still we press on!

We checked out Rumic Theatre: Mermaid Forest out (sorry, no AnimeNfo link -- they only have the 1991 OVA). It's based on the manga by Takahashi Rumiko (of Rumic Theatre fame), but instead of a series of unconnected stories, this is one story.
It's about a guy who travels all over Japan in search of mermaids. He happens upon this little village, populated by only women: either they are really old and ugly hags, or they are young and beautiful -- but all with the same face! They are more than he bargained for, and he ends up running away with a girl that was held captive in the village...
This is a really nice supernatural action series -- not as weird as Tsukihime is, but with more action. It reminded me of Ayashi no Ceres, but without the annoyng whining (at least, not in the first episode).

We also watched the first episode of Ai Yori Aoshi: Enishi, the second season of Ai Yori Aoshi, that we watched from begin to finish a few months back.
It's basically the same as the first season, but we found we just didn't care about the characters anymore. Watching it was more of a chore than a pleasure. We'll pass this one up for now.
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