OTDT Roundabout 31 August 2014
If you were busy convoking (as in the act of convocation) this week, here’s what you may have missed from the world of nerd news.
-I really don’t understand why everyone lost their gorram mind about Hello Kitty not being a cat. I really don’t, but at least there was some clarification, so we can all sleep easier.
-I’m pretty sure Gundam creator Yoshiyuki Tomino doesn’t like things anymore. He doesn’t like you, he doesn’t like actors–it makes his stance on Attack on Titan seem even-handed by compaison. Tomino seems to have joined Shigeru Miyamoto and Hayao Miyazaki in the realms of misanthropic old people, but is it really just age or is there some credence in their curmudgeonliness?
-There’s an idol group called Chubbiness, and they made a video.
-Finally, the most important thing about August 31 is that it’s Hatsune Miku’s Birthday. Prepare to be spammed with fanart and MapleStory events? (Remember MapleStory? You know, back when you hung with your friends on Gaia Online and made livejournal posts? Damn kids.)
And don’t forget the labors of Otaku Drive Time this week:
- An NSFW discussion about Dresden Codak vs feminism
- Learning about learning Japanese
- From our Facebook, our first look at the cast of Power Rangers Dino Charge
- Also, a Pokemon Fighting Game that is apparently not a joke
- Lots of legal battles.
- And knowing about naming, whether people, or films.
Even though it’s Labor Day, we will still attempt to live-post American Ninja Warrior again on Monday. We hope to see yinz there.