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Cherry Blossoms Tomorrow

I'm off to Washington DC tomorrow to view their cherry blossoms.

Chance of rain and thunderstorms is 70% - 90%...Help??

I hope I can snap lots of pretty pictures. It would suck to be stranded indoors during my one day trip.

I hope there are no Otakulypses in the meantime.

This'll Be Fun

We added Guestbooks to everyone's portfolio pages. Signatures get beamed to the comment dashboard too, so you can keep on top of them all. Everyone should start by signing massin's guestbook and saying thanks.

Quick Notes

*wink* to those who fell for the paperclip otaku (thanks Mike) and SomeGuy's April Fools.

I found a great deal to go to the Washington DC Sakura Festival. I'll be there one night and will go 'otaku seeking' as per my normal routine. Are there any DC members here?

I'm really fond of yourname.theotaku.com, it's just so much nicer than portfolio/yourname

Speed Grapher reminds me of the Stanley Kubrick movies Eyes Wide Shut and Clockwork Orange

I want to get back into martial arts since I've been a sloth the last few months and I'm having trouble getting to the gym. I studied Kung Fu for like 6 years from two different schools. There's a famous kung fu school here in NYC taught my a Shaolin Monk, but I'm kind of tempted to try something new and sign up at a kickboxing/MMA school near my place. What do you think? It's a philosophical question, should one continue what they know with an amazing teacher or try something new to broaden horizons?

"About Time" Improvement Launching Soon

Guessing game time.

We're soon unveiling an improvement to theOtaku that:

  • A lot of major sites utilize (including deviantArt)
  • Affects every member on theOtaku
  • Helps browse/find/promote member pages more easily
  • We've wanted to do **forever** but just never got the opportunity

What improvement is it??

Charity Thoughts

I have a few ideas for how to leverage the community to help raise money for charity. I'm going to be spending some time working out the details/partnerships/etc.

Of course taking care of our team, growing the community, improving the site, and taking care of business are high priorities, but I think we can do great, great things.

I'm also trying to figure out how to make it to Washington DC for the HUGE cherry blossom festival there without spending too much money.