AlphaGo Zero

Oct. 18th, 2017 10:23 pm
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AlphaGo lost 100-0 against the newest version of itself, AlphaGo Zero. The crazy thing is that Zero had no human input whatsoever--it just learned by playing itself. I am excited but also non-plussed. I can only imagine how pro go players are feeling. This machine leapt over a thousand years of human learning in a few days.

40 Days of Anime - Day 37

Oct. 18th, 2017 02:21 pm
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37: Name a popular anime you love.

Most recent: YURI!!! ON ICE, as already discussed.

This is the drawback of staying firmly around the edges of anime fandom qua such - I'm not always sure which anime are popular in a wide sense, and which in a small sense. For example, I also love INITIAL D in all its Very 90s Anime glory, in which everyone mysteriously listens to Eurobeat and the only official relationship that will ever go anywhere is Takumi/driving (okay, also Any Other Main Character/driving). I didn't even drive myself when I first saw it.

40 Days of Anime - Day 36

Oct. 17th, 2017 01:52 pm
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36: In your opinion, what makes a good anime?

Well, there's the obvious, high-level answer of 'good art and good writing.' The more personal answer...I do like the art to be beautiful, but I also have a loose definition of 'beautiful.' I'm generally more interested in good characters than in a complicated plot, but really I just want the characters to feel real, not cardboard images tossing the Idiot Ball back and forth. Also I am a firm proponent of 'Real does not have to equal Grimdark,' so there's that too.

Finally, though - it comes down to it being the right story at the right time for you. And that's nearly impossible to call ahead of time.

[meme] animated movies

Oct. 16th, 2017 10:20 pm
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A meme I saw at [personal profile] wickedlittletown's, dating back as far as 2010 as it seems?

- X what you saw
- O what you haven't finished or saw sizable portions
- Bold what you loved
- Strike what you disliked/hated
- Leave unchanged if neutral

Read more... )

Hmm... there were a lot of movies I missed out a few years back, so, people more-versed-than-I-into-animation, what do you think should be added to this list if we want to update the meme?

40 Days of Anime - Day 35

Oct. 16th, 2017 01:08 pm
jennaria: Japanese kanji (with a heart) saying 'I heart yaoi!' (Generic Japanese)
[personal profile] jennaria
35: Have you ever dropped an anime, if so why?

Oh dear lord yes. Several. Some of them with extreme prejudice. Why wouldn't I?

If you want actual reasons, they vary:
* Sometimes a particular character pings me the wrong way - see previous post on characters I hate for two examples. (To be fair, both of those were 'didn't even finish the first episode' reactions, which I don't think technically counts as dropping a series, because I hadn't even properly picked it up.)
* Sometimes I get into a series for X (a character, a plot point, a tonal feel), and then the series stops using X - see RE-KAN, which I burbled about here. Halfway through the season it developed something pretending to be a plot, and lost the sweet fluffiness I loved.
* Sometimes I think a series is going to be one thing, and then I watch a second episode and it's not - or I watch a second episode, and the things that irritated me in the first episode have only gotten worse, while the things I liked have gotten fewer. Example this time is AIRMASTER - bad fight choreography, insufficient girl love, I tapped out.

(And then, of course, there are lots and lots of series that I mean to go back to, but haven't yet. This is why my Crunchyroll queue is so long. :wince:)

Three fake holidays for 10/16

Oct. 16th, 2017 09:15 am
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Over at my main blog, I wished my readers a...

Happy National Liqueur Day! I could have also wished my readers a Happy National Dictionary Day or a Happy National Department Store Day when I wanted to take a break from recapping the News and Documentary Emmy winners, but I decided to do something easy and familiar. If my readers wish to celebrate those other days instead, they can go right ahead.

I'll wish my readers here a Happy National Dictionary Day and a Happy Happy National Department Store Day anyway.

I created a feed for my other blog

Oct. 15th, 2017 10:52 am
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Unfortunately, I didn't really know what I was doing, so I gave it the wrong name.  It's [syndicated profile] neonvincent_feed  instead of Crazy Eddie's Motie News.  Sigh.  I tried to change the name by entering the URL again and it just sent me back to the already existing feed instead of letting me set up a new one.  Live and learn.  At least it exists and any of you can subscribe to it.


Oct. 14th, 2017 07:36 pm
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I downloaded the album Red Planet by 볼빨간사춘기 (Bolbbalgan Sachungi, which means Blushing Adolescence, sometimes awkwardly translated at Blushing Puberty, and generally Romanized as Bolbbalgan4 ... "sa" being 4 in Korean) last night, and I've pretty much had it on repeat ever since.

Bolbbalgan4 is a K-indie singer-songwriter duo that rose to fame through appearances on the Korean tv show Superstar K. I've never actually watched that show...they crossed my radar simply because their singles are always at the top of Korean streaming charts. When I finally hunted down their songs, I realized I'd heard some of them before while out and about.

Their overall sensibility reminds me a bit of Akdong Musician. Like AKMU's Play, Red Planet is remarkably solid as an album. It's very consistent in overall tone/mood, and there isn't a single track that makes me want to press the skip button. So instead of adding a couple of the best songs to my heavy rotation playlist, I'm putting the entire album on repeat, in order. It's a happy thing.

(Also, they're totally adorable. I kinda want to feed them and pat them on the head.)

four embedded videos )

Whatchya listening to these days?

Danganronpa V3 ramblings

Oct. 15th, 2017 02:08 pm
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Danganronpa V3 is out now in English, and I am enjoying it a lot, with caveats.

Includes spoilers up to the start of the fourth trial )

Dear Creator - Holidays!!! on Ice

Oct. 15th, 2017 10:43 am
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Dear Creator for Holidays!!! on Ice,

Firstly thank you! I'm really looking forward to whatever you produce. If you want to know more about what I like you can see the sort of art I reblog here on tumblr or you can see my fic bookmarks here on ao3. I also made a longer list of likes and dislikes here.

Best Wishes

Read more... )
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Title: The Game Begins
Fandom: As the Gods Will
Music: The Game Begins, from the Death Note musical, performed by Teppei Koike
Length: 2:53 min
Download: 1280x536, 35.9MB .624 mp4
Elsewhere: on AO3
Content notes: Stylised gore. Suicidal ideation.

Summary: Death games as a solution to teenage apathy.

Streaming )
Notes )

Lyrics )
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Of serious artists and candid amateurs. )
So this year I decided I would start drawing again and just try to have a good time doing so.

It helps that twice a month there's a "drink 'n' draw" party at this geeky bar I like. Most artists who go there are either devoted amateurs with honed talents or already semi-professionals and we lack complete-beginner-but-enthusiast amateurs. So there, I represent!! Let's just not dwelve on the fact that if I drink more than half a beer I don't draw right at all anymore and I have ideas much weirder than usual. It's a whole other story waiting to be told.

Aaaand. Here's the first pencil sketch I did last month.
OK so I can't draw hands or eyes (yet?) but guess what? I don't care! )
I don't know if I'll ever have the guts to ink it and/or colour it but hey, at least it's a start?
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On my blog's Facebook page, I wrote the following a week ago:

Crazy Eddie's Motie News was feeling confused.*

The bot traffic, which stopped August 17th, has returned to the blog. At least I won't have to worry about making my page view goal this month (1173 page views per day for a total of 36,393 page views), but at what cost?**

*I chose confused because perplexed and paranoid weren't available on Facebook. They aren't available here, either, but at least I can write in my own choice, which is "suspicious."

**I made that page view goal on the 11th. The blog currently has 44,616 page views for October with the month less than halfway over and 53,700 for the past 30 days. As for the cost, it's wondering who or what is reading my blog and for what purpose. I can say that it's coming from inside the U.S. The Russians aren't nearly as interested as they were before the election.

Happy Friday the 13th!

Oct. 13th, 2017 06:26 pm
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Can you spell triskaidekaphobia for Friday the 13th?
Nautical superstitions for U.S. Navy Birthday on Friday the 13th


Oct. 13th, 2017 01:44 pm
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[personal profile] rilina
K-pop loves its sentimental ballads. Traditionally they haven't done much for me, but lately they've matched my melancholy mood. Here are a few that I have on heavy rotation.

embedded videos behind cut )

40 Days of Anime - Day 34

Oct. 13th, 2017 11:36 am
jennaria: Japanese kanji (with a heart) saying 'I heart yaoi!' (Generic Japanese)
[personal profile] jennaria
34: Have you ever watched an anime only because you liked a specific character?

Yes. (YUU YUU HAKUSHO, Kurama.) ...on the other hand, (a) I didn't watch the whole thing (it's surprisingly easy to curate a Kurama-centric marathon of YYH), and (b) I didn't hate any characters (found them boring, mostly). My friend Kay is able to watch entire series because she loves X Minor Character, even if she actively hates Main Character(s). I've never been able to do that.

whoo! I just got spam!

Oct. 13th, 2017 11:28 am
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This one was inocuous enough that it amused me! So, one [personal profile] mohaneddaz1 is trying to sell me... cashews?? Better than porn or luxury handbags as it happened so often on LJ.

40 Days of Anime - Day 33

Oct. 12th, 2017 03:30 pm
jennaria: Japanese kanji (with a heart) saying 'I heart yaoi!' (Generic Japanese)
[personal profile] jennaria
33: Would you ever watch an anime with over 100 episodes?

Yes? But it's the kind of 'yes' that comes with a hand-wobble. I've watched Significant Chunks of BLEACH, for example, and I still have DETECTIVE CONAN in my Crunchyroll queue, which is up around 800-something episodes and still going. But I also noped out of BLEACH somewhere in the Arrancar arc (I think), and the reason I watch DETECTIVE CONAN is because I blithely ignore its Overarching Plot (which was silly even before it meandered on without resolution for, uh, :checks Wikipedia: nearly 30 years, Jesus Mary and Joseph) and stick to the generally-no-longer-than-two-episode mysteries du jour.

As a plan for future watching, no. I don't trust an anime over 100 episodes to know where the heck it's going, and I have plenty of shorter anime waiting for me.


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