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Impromptu Ask Adam + Tag Cloud

You know the drill, ask anything in the comments and I'll respond in another post!

BTW:

Plural made a tag cloud of my guestbook. I love that a certain word that rhymes with "bowl" is quite prominent.

The Wind Rises Quick Thought

A masterpiece but it has more in common with Grave of the Fireflies than any of Miyazaki's other films. Still digesting it.

Seeing Miyazaki's Last Movie Tomorrow!

Can't wait to write a formal review for you all :). I remember seeing Spirited Away in theaters 11(!!!) years ago and it was one of the best movie experiences I've ever had. Seeing the US premiere of Howl's Moving Castle was good too, especially since Miyazaki himself was there, but to me Spirited Away is still king.

Quick Notes

* I'm sworn to secrecy but a couple long-lost members told me they'll be visiting chat on Sunday. These are people everyone knows, loves and misses. I tried to email Indi but the email address I have for her bounced. Can someone reach out to her?

* Anyone have any ideas for how to make the chat reunion extra awesome? Games to play in chat? Activities?

* I tried the Oculus Rift last night! Very cool and promising. I'm betting within the next five years EVERYONE will have one. Think of how viral and cool the original Wii was when it launched. The Rift blows that away, though I'm not sure it has the "grandma" factor.

* Sadly, there's no absolutely hope that Shinmaru will show up

theO's Chat Reunion

What long-time members do you hope will show up?