Election results are in... And Shawn Graham has taken power in New Brunswick! WHOO! Take that, Lord! Thought you were sooooo great... Hah.
This should mean that the dirt road out here where I live should get paved, and the other paved roads should be getting some attention, too. He wanted to do that last election too, but he never got the chance. I don't think the roads in this small town have been repaved since the Tories took over. I'm sure Shawn will do just as good a job as his father did. (Maybe even get rid of that crazy HST and put us back on the two separate taxes. That was Lord's bright idea...)
Read on (online gaming, Ranma ½, Cardcaptor Sakura)
In other news, I'm organizing a lottery for MapleStory. Official details about it can be found here, and there's also a LiveJournal community here for updates. In case any Maplers are reading, it *is* exclusive to Broa, the first tickets will be on sale the 23rd for 50 mesos each (1 per char for this first public draw), and the top prize is 50,000 shiny new mesos. ^^
I can also now be found on Second Life...well, kinda. I'm still only on dialup, so I don't really get to play very much. But I should be on every so often once I get on a faster connection. My character's name is Tsumoko Rojyo...wonder where I got that name, huh? :P I did, in fact, model him after my MapleStory character, Tsumoko. So...yeah :P
Read on (Ranma ½, Cardcaptor Sakura)
I've watched a couple of episodes of anime that Dave (from college) burnt off for me...back in college. :P I now wish I had watched them before, because then he could burn off more episodes. I WANT MORE!
Anyway, the first one is Ranma ½. It starts with this boy (Ranma Saotome) and his father who venture off to China. They find this secluded spot to train, but it's riddled with small ponds, each with its own tragedy and its own curse. As they begin to spar, Ranma throws his father into one of the ponds...then the attendant tells him about a panda who drowned in there 2,000 years ago. Sure enough, a panda leaps out, as the attendant explains that whomever falls in it becomes a panda.
Mr. Saotome then throws Ranma into another pond. The attendant then speaks of a girl who drowned in that very pond 1,500 years ago. Sure enough... Ranma is now a girl. Now, these are just temporary forms; if touched with hot water, they regain their true form. But if touched with cold water, they're forced back into their cursed form.
To make matters worse, Mr. Saotome was bringing Ranma to this dojo in Japan, where he would marry one of three girls. Everyone is completely confused when Ranma gets there as a girl, and Mr. Saotome as a panda, due to a passing rainstorm. Things get very interesting once Ranma goes for a bath (thus retaking his original form), and one of the girls, thinking Ranma was still female, decided to go for a bath herself... And that's just the first episode.
Read on (Cardcaptor Sakura)
The second one is Cardcaptor Sakura. Before you ask, yes, this is similar to the American CardCaptors; but this one is the one with all Japanese innuendo intact. Americanization always takes most of the fun out of an anime. (Case in point, 4Kids Entertainment.)
Sakura Kinomoto (not Avalon... >.>) is just a simple fourth-grade girl doing fourth-grade girl things, but lately, she's been having strange dreams, and can't really tell what to think of them. One day, she hears a noise. It's coming from her dad's study. She goes to check it out...but nobody's there.
One book stands out from the rest. It's labeled, "The Clow". It's locked, but for no apparent reason, the lock undoes itself with a spark. She opens it...and finds that the book is hollowed out, containing a deck of strange cards. She picks up the top one, and attempts to read it... "WIN...err, lessee... WIN...DY?" A gust of wind then swirls inside the study...and all of the cards from inside the book fly out!
A small, teddy bear-like creature with wings then emerges from the front cover of the book, calling himself "Kerberos, the Beast of the Seal". He informs Sakura that she had accidentally used the WINDY spell, which caused all of the cards to fly off. These are "Clow Cards", which were created by the dark magician Clow Reed...and because she let the cards out, she has to go around, confine them back to their card state, and gather them back up into the book. Not an easy feat for the poor girl.
Well, that's all I have to say today. Peace.
"I'm Ranma Saotome...sorry 'bout this..." -- Ranma Saotome (both forms), Ranma ½