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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Final Solution to the Bigotry Problem:

Congress should just put this law up for a vote and see where liberals and conservatives really stand on this issue:

"If someone is proven to have said something xenophobic, transphobic, homophobic, Islamophobic, racist, anti-Semitic, sexist, or anything else falling under the category of bigotry or discrimination, that person shall become henceforth outside the law.  He, she, or xir can be assaulted, raped, tortured or murdered by anyone who so pleases without reprisal.  Their property is forfeit to anyone who wishes to take it, vandalize it, burn it to the ground, whatever.  They may no longer be employed, and no business, charity, or individual can provide them any goods or services.  All honors or titles that person received before being caught out as a bigot are hereafter null and void, and shall be erased from the public record.  The bigot will not be allowed a funeral or be interred in any cemetery, but shall simply be cast to the dogs and pigs upon death.  If anyone is caught speaking to them or interacting with them in any positive fashion, they too shall be subject to the consequences of this law."

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

O Tempora, O Mores:

Half of Americans are on drugs, 1/3 binge drink, 15% smoke, 1/3 have STD's (and thus must be promiscuous), half play the lottery (and are thus foolishly gambling in many other ways no doubt as well), 1/3 have tattoos, 1/3 are obese (3/4 are overweight), 1/2 are or will eventually be divorced, at least 1/3 commit adultery/cheat on their boyfriend/girlfriend/whatever, 1/3 have been arrested for crimes, 1/2 of children are bastards, etc.

Any social rot indicator you can think of, it's redolent.  It's eye-rolling levels of ridiculousness.  How can a people, a society, a civilization, sustain itself with these kinds of numbers?

Luckily for us, a lot of these numbers overlap.  So the binge drinkers are the criminals, are the druggies, are the obese, are the bastards, are the cheaters, are the divorced, etc, etc.  They're just failures at everything in life and screw up everything possible about their lives.  These total fuck-ups are a complete deadweight to society, but they're easily carried by various welfare and make-work services because technology has made most people redundant anyway.

When only 1% of the population is necessary for all basic resource gathering, and perhaps another 10% for manufacturing of basic goods, you can afford to just throw half the population away without another care.

South Africa still limps along despite 90% of its population being totally unproductive.  This shows that we haven't yet reached the technological upper limit of totally useless people whom we can support alongside ourselves.

For all we know 99% of society can be total fuck-ups and things will still roll along smoothly.  So long as a few billionaires keep control of vast automated factories that churn out everything, what's to stop us?

So it may be true that a country can survive its fools and even its scoundrels.  But is it moral to keep sustaining these people?

Why should the productive, virtuous, good people of a country have to put up with these untermenschen?  Why should tax dollars go to their upkeep?  Why do they get to vote?  Shouldn't all the well-behaved people separate themselves from the never do wells not just for their own sake (Atlas must shrug or it will collapse under the weight of the world's burdens), but for the sake of Utility?

These people are born into suffering, suffer all their lives, and then die suffering.  What is the use in them?  Why are we subsidizing their birth and upkeep?  Wouldn't it be better if they never existed?

All life is sacred, human dignity, blah blah.  Sure.  But do these people qualify for those statements?  They've already shown themselves to lack any noble impulses.  They live like pigs or worse.  I'm sure many animals are much more moral than they behave.  So the question is, what right do they have to go on living -- much less living in our midst and off our dime?

The very fact that they cannot cope with life is displayed by their reliance on drugs, alcohol, and other chemical rushes to get through their day.  Since they're basically advertising daily their own desire to be free of this world, why doesn't someone just mass euthanize them already?

Why do we tolerate all this rot?  Is it fine so long as it happens down the street?  So long as your kids get into Harvard?  Whether you see them or not, their sins are still piling up all around you, relying on your money to keep growing.  You're still responsible for their continued existence.

Why can't all the decent people in the country get together and declare independence from all the indecent ones?  Just give them half the country and tell them to go rot in their own fecal matter, and take the other half and mandate actual moral behavior for once and for all?  And if people can't live up to these newly enforced standards, exile them to moral rot land.  All the effort of good people should be dedicated to improving the quality of life of other good people, as a reward for being good.  90% of it shouldn't be going to scumbags.  So why are we content with such ludicrous statistics?

Are good people just so powerful, so well off, that they're bored with improving their own lives and want to take on the challenge of the ever-growing evil masses?

Do they have no further goals of their own?  No aspirations?  Nothing they care about, so why not let all the money and time and political power go to the drunkards?

I always felt like there was so much left for good people to do.  We should be on the path to interstellar civilization, godhood, remaking reality into a virtual reality utopia, creating tight knit loving families who will act as friends for life, becoming immortal (at least until we actually want to die), inventing artificial intelligence that surpasses us in every way, consuming all the best art in the world and then producing more when we run out of what's already here, finding the answers to all our scientific questions, like why everything is the way it is and how it all works.  I'm bursting with goals I wish I could achieve, the simplest being the 100 anime series on my wishlist getting animated instead of suffering the ignominy of their current situations.  Give me billions of dollars and I would apply them to endless world changing projects and goals.  Trillions wouldn't suffice.  Quadrillions wouldn't suffice.  I would just up my wishes and demand we settle Saturn's moons next.

So why have the rich, capable, intelligent, and conscientious just seemingly grown tired of it all?  They're just throwing it all away on schweinhunds.  They don't even want their own money, their own work, their own anything anymore.  Do they want anything at all?  Have well behaved humans just evolved into soulless, autonomous machines of production at some point, and I'm the only real well behaved human left that still possesses desire, will, purpose?

We're in a bizarre situation Ayn Rand never could have predicted.  She warned people that society would just crumble apart if socialism took hold.  That basic services would cease working, like transportation, food, water, electricity.  That's not going to happen, though.  No matter how stupid, indolent, and criminal the population becomes, technology can just keep improving even faster.  Everything can be done by machines and the smart people who program them, forever.  Anything you throw at the rich and famous, they'll counter with some new awesome invention.  Crops can be made to photosynthesize more efficiently.  CRISPR can weed out all genetic defects at birth.  Solar and wind energy can deliver cheap, clean energy in perpetuity.  Desalinization plants will make the Sahara bloom.  We'll invent our way out of every imaginable crisis, as the average behavior of the people gets worse and worse and worse and worse and worse.

We succumbed to socialism ages ago.  The whole world is post-socialism, post-totalitarianism, we are post 1984, post brave new world, post everything.  All the dystopias were right, it all happened just like they said -- and none of it mattered.  We just kept on anyway, thanks to technology!

We need a new dystopia to even discuss what the hell is going on here anymore.  Men and women hate each other and single adults outnumber married adults for the first time in species biological history.

Half of women are declaring themselves bisexual, half of men are going their own way.  The average American has exactly 1 close anybody in their lives.  http://www.businessinsider.com/emma-seppala-the-average-american-has-only-one-close-friend-2017-7?amp

No, I am not making this shit up.

There are good people in the world.  If there weren't, the trains wouldn't run on time, the supermarkets wouldn't have any food for sale, the electricity would turn off, and so on.  Obviously someone, somewhere, is acting responsibly and keeping everything together.  Simultaneously, our art features more and more great people worthy of admiration, adulation, even worship at an accelerating rate.  We have never had as bountiful good examples and true avatars of goodness in the world than art has given us today.  So there are people who know what good is, clearly, or they couldn't have represented it in our fiction.  And there are people doing good, obviously, or else we'd all have starved to death by now.  So where are they?  Why aren't they putting their feet down?  Why aren't they saying, enough is enough, we're founding a hidden city of the elves and sequestering our strength for our own sakes, the rest of you are on your own?

Have I just not been granted an invitation to the hidden city of the elves and it's already been made, and all the cool people are already living there, snickering at us?

How could such wonderful people as the artists and producers of today not choke on the evil vapors of the society around them, sicken of it, and rebel?  Why are they so flippant, so completely non-serious, so vapid that they think the world of today is okay, who think the status quo and 'better education' is the way to go?  Seriously?  That's the plan, folks?  Twenty years from now the next crop of kids will be better educated so I guess everything will turn out fine?

Where is the group of people designing a bio-weapon to take out everyone but themselves?  Where are the intrepid explorers readying an asteroid to devastate the Earth and wipe out all the losers they leave behind?

Where is the urgency?  Can't they see the toilet the masses have made of this world?  This beautiful blue-green paradise is just a pile of garbage, discarded needles and vomit thanks to other people.  Am I the only one who sees this?  Why are there 7 billion people on Earth, why will there be 14 billion by the end of the century, when everything would be so perfect with just 500 million????  Are you really saying every last beggar, vagrant and criminal we meet on the streets is indispensable to Earth's future?

Do we really need 14 billion losers who live by lies and logical fallacies mucking up everything?  30% of Japan's population lives in Tokyo.  Another 20% live in Osaka.  We could cleanse the entire rest of the Earth of all people and we'd barely lose a thing.  Two cities.  Two cities of hidden elves and we'd have about as good a world as what seven billion people are capable of today.

Where are the good people, what are they doing, and why won't they let me into their secret society?  Don't they have a plan to deal with all this shit?  Can't they see what's going on?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Marvel Cinematic Universe, Best to Worst:

Here are the must-see MCU movies in their order of worth:

1.  Captain America: Civil War
2.  Iron Man
3.  Avengers: Age of Ultron
4.  The Avengers
5.  Ant-Man
6.  Captain America: The Winter Soldier
7.  Thor
8.  Iron Man 2
9.  Iron Man 3
10.  Thor: The Dark World
11.  The Incredible Hulk
12.  Captain America: The First Avenger
13.  Doctor Strange

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Girlish Number Rewatched:

Girlish Number came out in blu-ray recently, so I got around to rewatching it.  As a low-ranking series, there's always a fear that I misjudged the series and it isn't actually worthy of rewatching, but just like with Dimension W that wasn't the case.  Girlish Number was fun watching the second time, thus worthy of its esteemed title of 174th best anime ever.  Perhaps it should even be rated higher, though not by much.

The first eight episodes are much better than the last four.  The side characters' worries about their parents was much more compelling material than a bunch of people feeling sorry about themselves for no real reason.

But throughout, there was enough lovely character interaction, great art, clever dialogue and believable plot to pull through.

Meanwhile, the final episode of Bake-etc-monogatari aired today.  It was a great ending, worthy of the 8th best anime of all time.  If it gets another season covering all the new books that have come out, it might move up even higher.  Though the books continue, this was a good stopping point and can be considered to be a worthy ending, so I consider the anime to have fulfilled its promise by bringing us from the beginning to the end of this tale.

Someday I plan on rewatching the entire series according to its chronological order, instead of the crazy release schedule it originally had.  This will also cover my promise to always watch and rewatch every great anime.  But that can wait at least until the current season is out in blu-ray.

I found some more remixes and bad songs in my music hall of fame, resulting in my list reducing down to 4,231 songs.  No doubt I'll find more in the future, both for adding and subtracting.  It's a constant tug o' war.  But at least I don't know of any good or bad music I should be fiddling with currently, so in a sense the project is finally now complete.

I didn't attend the Charlottesville rally, for a lot of reasons.

A)  It's expensive and troublesome, so I would need a very good reason to bother.
B)  I don't believe public rallies will succeed at anything or achieve anything, so there was no good reason to bother.
C)  The world I want is enough different from the world the people at Charlottesville wanted that I don't see much point in supporting them.

Nevertheless, I think it's disgraceful that a group of people exercising their 1st Amendment rights with a permit granted them by a federal judge were shut down by the cops before they were allowed to even start their rally.  Why do constitutional rights just fly out the window if a right winger is doing it?  Don't we also have civil rights -- human rights?

I think it's disgraceful that the cops violated our rights and created the chaotic, violent environment that led to three people dying.  When the cops left us alone, the night before, nothing bad happened.  Then they disrupt what should have been a perfectly peaceful rally where people were gathering just to hear some inspiring speeches, and whaddyaknow, mayhem.

I also think it's disgraceful that Antifa is allowed to attack people at will with no legal repercussions, not even any extra-legal repercussions, like businesses firing them or getting shamed and reproached by the media.  All of those measures are employed against the non-violent, peaceful, civil rights protesters, but none are used against Antifa.  Why?  They are breaking the law.  Why doesn't the rule of law mean anything anymore in this country?

When the police become tyrants and Antifa are allowed absolute immunity from the law, you create a situation known as anarcho-tyranny.  Anarchy for all the actually bad people in the country, but tyranny against the genuinely good people.  This is the worst of all possible governmental states.  And this is America today.  Despite Republicans owning the House, the Senate, 34 state governorships, the Supreme Court and the Presidency.  Much good voting ever did us.

It isn't a surprise that someone reacted violently upon finding himself in this hellish state of anarcho-tyranny.  It's the natural self defense mechanism anyone would resort to in that situation.  I wish he hadn't run over the Antifa bastards and had restrained himself like the thousands of other well behaved men who just got illegally anarcho-tyrannized, but it was bound to happen eventually.   People are angry when you don't treat them justly, and someone somewhere will always snap.

The blood is not on the hands of this one mentally unstable right-winger, it's on the people who deprived him of his constitutional rights, and then attacked him physically in a completely illegal manner with the police just sitting by boredly not enforcing the law.  Between the law enforcement thugs and the bat/chemical wielding thugs, the dynamite had to explode in someone, somewhere, sometime.

I would take this opportunity to yet again implore Nazis to turn away from this useless attempt at restoring white hegemony over America.  This is the world we live in today.  We're a powerless minority who no longer can peaceably assemble, no longer have the right to free speech, cannot even walk the streets safely because we are no longer defended by law enforcement from Antifa assaults.  It's absurd to think that in a case like this, we should be publicly rallying together in hopes of taking back America.

The current strategy of the alt right is:

1) rally the masses
2) retake the world
3) Nazi Utopia.

This is great if it could happen, but it can't, so it's just a lot of wasted energy.  If that same passion, funding and dedication were used to create a seasteading, a new colony on Mars or Tau Ceti, or just a bland village in the middle of nowhere in Montana or Alaska, we could achieve so much more.

Like I said before, all we need is a few hundred rich Nazis to start an entire new nation for ourselves.  We don't have to rally anyone.  There's already plenty of us as is.  We don't need to retake the world.  Due to the law of exponential growth, if what you're doing out-competes others, in time we'll naturally rule everything.  And we can skip these two steps and just go straight to Nazi Utopia if we stop wasting our time in conflicts with others.

Scientists are on the verge of creating gametes from skin cells.  They are also on the verge of artificial wombs.  They have already mastered genetic engineering via CRISPR.  There will soon come a time when we, as men, can have as many children as we like of any sort we like without any reliance on women.  I'm sure both men and women would be happier once we stop being so codependent on each other.  The source of 99% of our problems is us being clingy and needy towards women, because we can't reproduce without them.  Nazi Utopia doesn't need to re-enslave women anymore, technology will solve this whole problem without harming a single hair on anyone's head.

Once we're free of foreigners weighing us down, the economy will boom and the streets will be safe again.  People will feel hopeful and happy and all vices will be cast aside in favor of the good life set before them.

All the problems that look like they need political solutions and thus require rallying the masses and taking over the world, etc, etc, can be solved simply via isolation and rebuilding a true community from scratch with the power of advanced technology.

In a sense, if people are not willing to create a seasteading, they obviously are just LARPING.  If they actually prefer life in America over a new frontier, they clearly don't have any major gripes with the world, now do they?  And I find it distasteful when people are dying over right wingers' wish to LARP.

I personally am living the good life with no worries or concerns.  Well, I am concerned about the world heading in the wrong direction, I'd like to think humanity has a long future ahead of it where good can finally triumph over evil.  (If you haven't noticed, most of human history has had evil ascendant over good, and I find that grotesque.  We must at least justify all the evil that's come of life so far by repaying it one thousand fold with good via what's to come.)  But personally, I have zero problems living in America as things stand.  I can indulge in all my hobbies, stay in an air conditioned house and eat all the food I want without Nazis achieving anything.  So long as Nazis aren't serious enough to embrace my plan, I'll just sit patiently at the sidelines and let them waste away trying to implement their doomed to failure plan instead.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Rankings Re-adjusted:

The mission was simple -- accurately rank Princess Principal and Umineko no Naku Koro ni rather than their temporary positions of last place -- 192 and 193.

That spiraled into virtually everything changing.  In for a penny, in for a pound right?

Yet again I felt the need to punish incomplete series even further than I have before.  I also severely punished series that warped the original intent of a source work in the wrong direction via filler/abridgment.  I used to rank 12 Kingdoms highly, like 30th or so, until I got sick of all the filler destroying the beauty of the source work.  I applied the same logic to many other shows this time around, dropping them to almost as low a ranking as 12 Kingdoms.

Rewrite, for instance, was dropped down to 183.  Sora no Otoshimono to 185.  Joukamachi no Dandelion to 184.  Amagi Brilliant Park to 186.  Gokukoku no Brynhildr to 192.  Claymore to 182.  Akame ga Kill! to 181.  Grisaia to 105.  Zero no Tsukaima to 191.  Even Little Busters! dropped down to 38.  I'm just so tired of bad adaptions.  The anime is virtually worthless when it doesn't correctly adapt the source, you're better off just reading the source and ignoring the anime.  Now that we have the actual Little Busters! visual novel coming out in English this August, the anime can be cast aside.  That was already true for Rewrite and Grisaia.

Index/Railgun, Nanoha and SAO all dropped down to the 30's due to not having an ending.  Due to Nanoha Force abruptly stopping, Nanoha will never have an ending, which will always hurt its ranking.

Oreimo has an ending, but it's such a slap in the face for the author to undo the entire work and progress of the entire story by having the couple just break up at the end of the series, it's so awful to make that decision, that I demoted it to the 30's alongside the rest as though it didn't have an ending.

Bleach, Major and Ranma 1/2 were demoted to the 40's for lack of an ending.  Da Capo went all the way down to 64, for the twin crime of not having an ending and filler totally screwing up Da Capo II (his relationship with Koko just didn't happen that way, at all.)

Full Metal Panic! moved up to 17th place on the encouraging news that it was being adapted correctly.

Higurashi moved up to 11th just by jettisoning the ending-less Umineko from its overall evaluation.

Umineko itself didn't do so poorly, ending up at 103rd in its own right.

Princess Principal did even better, moving up to 87th.  Because it's an original work, it will of course have no filler and reach its proper ending.  Anyone could rank highly if they just followed these simple rules.

Hayate no Gotoku dropped down to 88th due to having too much filler in the anime as well as lacking an ending.  (The manga is infinitely better than the anime, making the anime kind of pointless at this point.)

Baka to Test dropped all the way down to 129 just because its humor, on reflection, wasn't really that good.

The same for Working!, which dropped down to 91.

Tales of 'x' dropped down to 136 due to its constant use of filler destroying every game it tries to adapt.

On the bright side, the top 32 series in my rankings now all have endings (already arrived or planned).

If Index would just narrate World War III it could shoot back up.  The same for SAO narrating Alicization.  Or Bleach the 1,000 year blood war.  But for now they can all sit and stew in the penalty box and reflect on their mistakes.

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Meanwhile, I continued attributing single artists to my music hall of fame in cases where a dozen were all given credit for the same song.  Perhaps some of the attributions are wrong, but that's still better than the previous crazy shotgun approach.  With the newest revision even World of Warcraft has been correctly apportioned to its various composers.  I found it impossible to figure out who the Megaman franchise composers were, so essentially no one gets credit for those songs.    I also dropped some songs which weren't up to hall of fame quality standards, including all the Knight of Lodis songs due to low sound quality.  There's nothing wrong with the melodies, but the tinny sound produced by the game boy advance just isn't good enough.  I wish they would do an orchestrated version of the soundtrack with real quality someday.  So be sure to check out my other permapost, Good Music (now up to version 4.0)  for all the updates.  The new total is 4230 songs (9.5 days of continuous playtime).  The eminent composers/performers largely responsible for this total are listed in the order of how many ranking songs they composed/performed:

Motoi Sakuraba: 683
Nobuo Uematsu: 625
Hitoshi Sakimoto: 195
Yasunori Mitsuda: 168
Paul Romero: 130
Naoshi Mizuta: 106
Junichi Nakatsuru: 103
Sarah Brightman: 92
Masaharu Iwata: 86
Yoko Shimomura: 83
Yuki Kajiura: 60
John Williams: 55
Loreena McKennitt: 50
Russel Brower: 47
Kumi Tanioka: 44
Beethoven: 42
Garbage: 42
Mitsuo Hagita: 41
The Cranberries: 39
Noriko Mitsueda: 34
Hayato Matsuo: 33
Tori Amos: 32
Kazuhiro Nakamura: 31
Toshiro Masuda: 30
Enya: 29
Shinji Hosoe: 25
Go Shiina: 24
Erasure: 23
Takeharu Ishimoto: 22
Takuya Yasuda: 21
Randy Edelman: 20
Tchaikovsky: 19
Masashi Hamauzu: 19
Glenn Stafford: 19
Isao Mizoguchi: 18
Noriyuki Iwadare: 17
AKB48: 17
Jun Maeda: 17
Rob King: 16
Neal Acree: 16
Steve Fawkner: 15
Jason Hayes: 15
Vanessa Carlton: 14
μ's: 13
Derek Duke: 13
yozuca*: 12
Enigma: 12
Vivaldi: 12
Howard Shore: 12
Keiki Kobayashi: 12
Houkago Tea Time: 12
Maaya Sakamoto: 11
Yukari Tamura: 10
Shiro Sagisu: 10
Nana Mizuki: 10
Bjork: 10
Ryuichi Takada: 10
fripSide: 9
Mami Kawada: 9
Shinji Orito: 9
Kana Hanazawa: 9
Dvorak: 8
Mozart: 8
Yui Horie: 8
Yoko Kanno: 8
Matt Uelmen: 8

With my top anime rankings and my good music hall of fame all sorted out, I can move on to my newly purchased Mega Man 9 and 10 games, Owarimonogatari ge and The Defenders.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

8+ great song composers:

Now that I've succeeded in sorting out who actually composed what, it might be fun to revisit my great composers list and see who's next in the rankings, those with 8 or more quality songs to their credit:  Starting where we left off, at 48 songs as the maximum.  Collaborations will be attributed only to the leader of the group.

Kumi Tanioka: 44
Beethoven: 42
Garbage: 42
Mitsuo Hagita: 41
The Cranberries: 39
Noriko Mitsueda: 34
Hayato Matsuo: 33
Tori Amos: 32
Kazuhiro Nakamura: 31
Toshiro Masuda: 30
Enya: 29
Shinji Hosoe: 25
Go Shiina: 24
Erasure: 23
Takeharu Ishimoto: 22
Takuya Yasuda: 21
Randy Edelman: 20
Tchaikovsky: 19
Masashi Hamauzu: 19
Glenn Stafford: 19
Isao Mizoguchi: 18
Noriyuki Iwadare: 17
AKB48: 17
Jun Maeda: 17
Rob King: 16
Neal Acree: 16
Steve Fawkner: 15
Jason Hayes: 15
Vanessa Carlton: 14
μ's: 13
Derek Duke: 13
yozuca*: 12
Ryuichi Takada: 12
Enigma: 12
Vivaldi: 12
Howard Shore: 12
Keiki Kobayashi: 12
Houkago Tea Time: 12
Maaya Sakamoto: 11
Yukari Tamura: 10
Shiro Sagisu: 10
Nana Mizuki: 10
Bjork: 10
fripSide: 9
Mami Kawada: 9
Shinji Orito: 9
Kana Hanazawa: 9
Dvorak: 8
Mozart: 8
Yui Horie: 8
Yoko Kanno: 8
Matt Uelmen: 8

Granted, there are still some great singers left off this list, like Angela, Azusa, KOTOKO, Suara, etc.  But pretty much everyone who's anyone, especially when it comes to actually composing the songs, is on this list.  This covers all the people I was unhappy about not appearing on my list last time.  Kumi Tanioka probably isn't actually better than Beethoven, it's just that she wrote more good songs than Beethoven.  There's no good way to multiply the number of songs by their individual quality, so those debates could go on forever.  Suffice to say everyone here is amazing.  Their overall quality could even surpass the previous fourteen named composers who just have lots of songs under their belts (though that's a stretch, I'm just saying there's no rule against it.)

When you add these 52 to the previous 14, you get 66 human accomplishment class composers, 15 of whom aren't covered by any other hall of fame list (ie, 15 of whom didn't contribute to a video game, anime, visual novel or movie that's already on some other list.)  Without my good music hall of fame, these people wouldn't be receiving any credit at all.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fresh Precure Blu-ray Available Yet Again:

The worst part about nyaa.eu going offline was that it was in the middle of a file transfer of blu-ray subtitled Fresh Pretty Cure.  It took over a month for the new, nyaa.si site to come online, and by then Fresh Precure blu-ray was no longer seeded.  The torrent was just lost.

Today that injustice was remedied.  A new torrent, that is seeded, came out, including all of Fresh Precure in blu-ray and the movie.  Now it's like the downfall of nyaa.eu never happened.  I guess you can't stop the signal after all, huh?

The old Fresh Precure release had some technical quality issues so this blu-ray release is a big improvement.  Smile Pretty Cure came out in blu-ray a while back, and I only got the first thirteen episodes or so, because I felt the rest of Smile looked fine already.  Not so for Fresh, the whole series definitely needs this face-lift.

I ordered Megaman Legacy Collection 2 and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth from Amazon for my PS4, so now it's just a matter of waiting for the mail to arrive.  This is guaranteed to make for a fun August and September, and also closes out two series I've followed closely for decades in a satisfying, complete manner.

I feel like if I could just see the ending of every good story whose beginning I've enjoyed, I could die content.  These two purchases are part of that plan.