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Angel Wings Ch 64 ‘Into the Void?’/’Going My Way?’

December 28, 2009

AW Ch 64 ‘Into the Void?’/’Going My Way?’

posted 40 minutes ago, updated 3 minutes later

This is what the graphic novel Angels look like with Mugghi. Gad! I think they all look like wimps, don’t you gang?

AW Ch 64

Wow!Mar’s been injured and now that worst of all combat weapons is almost in Zorin’s cronies’ hands- Gundams! Almost as terrifying as the ‘God Guns’ or the Angels’ new toy- the r– whoops! I almost let the neko outta the sack folks! This chapter will put two close tomos at loggerheads with each other and nai it ain’t Vacuumhead and Firebrand either! Some old tomos returned and the Boss decides to head for Onsokamaru! Who’s in sick bay and how did she end up there? Why is Yuri Donovan furious? Who are the newbies? Did the truckers succeed?

ANGEL WINGS

DISCLAIMER: OK Ellen darlin’, it’s all yours. First I wanna thank Mr T for the use of his Angels and stuff. Then I wanna thank everyone else who has been allowing us to use their creations here like Thom Beers for the use of his ice road truckers Hugh, Drew, Rick, Eric, Alex and Bear. I took the liberty of naming the 3WA academy in Furool City on Shimougou after Mr Haruka Takachiho in honour of his creations- the Angels. How was that, Yuri? Great, kiddo. Oh hai it sure was, Kei! Now since we left ya up in the air last time let’s get to Ch 64 without any further meandering, shall we? Why is Zack Zero back and oro does he want with Suba Marina Oki? Can Mandy keep her big mouth shut? A hint re the titles- Aw do ya expect me to spoil it for ya? Oro does this all mean? We’ll find out momentarily gang. The Boss Red Marshall’s on the warpath again! Here ’tis:-

CHAPTER 64

‘Into the Void?’ or ‘Going My Way?’

Zach Zero and Saiya St John were still staring at a blank scanner vidscreen where just a few seconds ago the ‘Angel 2′ had been in all its glory!

“Did they go ‘hyperspace’ maybe, Zach?” suggested the svelte green-haired Eloisian yeoman but Zach shook his head slowly.

“If she had we’d still have ‘em on scanner vidscreen, kid. Unless– Oh my Christ! No! She wouldn’t have done taht, would she?” yelped a suddenly very worried Zach Zero.

“Unless oro (what), Zach?” she asked perplexedly.

“Unless she used the ‘Daedalus Nebulae’, poppet.” he replied grimly.

“Huh? Not even the Boss would do anything that baka (crazy) or would she? I wonder. Still if anyone could pull it off it would be our Dierdre. That just must be oro (what) she did, Cap.” said Saiya.

“That leaves us with no other choice, does it?” replied her skipper.

“We’re not following her in there, are we, Zachie?” cried an astonished yeoman.

“Oro (What) other option have we got? Our orders are quite specific. We are to follow them and lend them our support when they finally engage (Count) Dooku or (Grand Admiral) Thrawn or both of ‘em. Stand by for a course change. New course heading is 340 SSE. Mark. Entering the nebulae in 3, 2, 1, Mark. Activating ‘George’ now. From this point on until we exit this cloud we will have no comm relays nor navigational readouts. Better tell the crew and our passengers they can’t phone home on their vidcell units, kiddo. By this same time ashita ban (tomorrow night) we’ll either have reached ‘Stegoros’ or we’ll be hopelessly lost. The redhead always trusts to her Gaelic luck and dammit so do I. It ain’t failed her yet, poppet. It’s late so go get some sleep. Oh yeah, do me a favour first and check in on Uncles Charlie, Andy, Don and Anton for me. G’Night, kid.” said Zach, both of his aizu (eyes) glued to his scanner vidscreens.

“Sure, Zachie. You know those things don’t work, right? (He nodded and waved her away) Nighty night.” she replied and left on her errand.

Although nobody aboard the ‘Angel 2′ was aware of it the four 3WA chiefs were amonst the ‘Liberator’s handfull of passengers. In addition he had three ‘Starfleet’ admirals and representatives from the ‘UG’ and the ‘Alliance’. One of the ladies aboard was Han Solo’s wife, Leia Skywalker Organa Solo, leader of the Republic of Kurestan.

After peeping in on the chiefs as ordered the Eloisian girl saw that the ‘G Boys’ were already in Dreamland so she rode the lift down to her own cramped quarters. She was sharing them with Leia, the ‘Dragon Queen of Starfleet Command’ aka Admiral Katherine Janeway and two of her Flight Lieutenants- Alison Hayes and Esther Huntley who were the Dragon’s adjutants.

Saiya very quietly prepared for bed and climbed up into her bunk above Leia. Al stirred in her sleep and rolled over. Almost before her head hit the pillows Saiya was asleep.

Meanwhile Zach strained his orbs in a vain attempt to penetrate the thick misty fog of the nebulae. Soon he too gave in and fell asleep across his console. He was snoring quite heavily when Rangiku Matsumoto came onto the bridge at 0600 (6 AM). The soul reaper lieutenant was wearing a ‘Galactic Command’ sapper’s (like a PFC in the Terran US Army) uniform. She had been pressed into service after she was loaned (along with her 10th Squad captain Toshiro Hitsugaya) by Head Captain Yamamoto of the Soul Society’s Sertai to the ‘GC’. She swore under her breath. Ichigo and Rukia had really lucked out. Both of them were aboard the ‘Angel 2′ but she and Toshie had been ordered to report to the ‘Liberator’. She swore again. As soon as Toshie had opened his big mouth and told Zero’s exec that she (Rangiku) could operate a skysled the skipper had immediately appointed her to be a co-pilot. That was why she was up before the four suns had risen while little Toshie was still dreaming sweet dreams without care.

Rangiku smiled. For this mission the little guy was her equal rather than her superior. No wait. She was a sapper and he was a sapper 2C, a lower rank than she so technically she was his boss. Then she remembered oro (what) she was doing here. She was here to relieve the skipper for the dayshift. Gently she shook Zach’s shoulder.

“Awaken sweet prince. I’m here now, Skipper.” she said and gave his shoulders another shake. Slowly his aizu (eyes) opened and he yawned a bit.

“Glory be! Am I in Heaven then, me lovely? And are you an angel?” said a bleary-aizued (eyed) Zach Zero.

“No such luck, sir. Sapper Matsumoto and I am here to relieve you, sir. (She saluted and Zach waved her to a seat) Anything important happen last night?” replied the redhead.

“Not too much, darlin’. We’re on ‘George’ until we get outta this ‘Daedalus Nebulae’ tomorrow night so don’t touch anything on the consoles. If we veer offcourse by even a fraction of a kilo we’ll be in deep crap. (Rangiku stared at Zero like he was baka) Reds is taking a shortcut so we were forced to follow her into this void. You knew we were following the ‘Lovely Angel 2′, didn’t you, Rangi? (The svelte redhead nodded and sat down) Oh that’s right. Two of your pals are aboard her, aren’ they?” observed a yawning Zach Zero. Again she nodded and put her feet up on the console.

“Yeah. Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kutschski, the lucky bastards. Hey Cap? How come I got demoted? I am a Lieutenant First Class in Squad 10 of the Soul Society you know.” she replied angrily. He shook his head.

“It ain’t my fault, sweetheart. Too many Looeys aboard already. The ‘GC’ only allows two sub-ensign officers and I’ve already got a dozen ensigns so I demosted you and that shorty kid that came with you. (The ‘short kid’ was Rangiku’s captain Toshiro Hitsugaya) Nothing personal, Rangi. See you later, kiddo.” said Zach and he left for his own cabin. Next morning aboard the ‘Angel’ brought some excitement.

‘WOOHP’ spygirl Alex was on scanning detail and wasted no time in trilling Han Solo when she spotted it- a strange blip on the scanners’ vidscreens.

“Captain Solo? Ensign Alex here, sir. There seems toi be someone following us, sir. Could you come and take a look, sir? Thanks you.” she trilled.

“Oro (What) did that kid just say, Solo?” queried Gene Starwind.

“Al says we got company, old pal. I’d better go and take a look. Be rigth back.” drawled Solo and he ambled next door top the nav room. After one glance at Alex’s vidscreens he chuckled.

“Nothing to worry about there, love. That’s just our ‘GC’ escort. It’s Zach Zero’s ‘Liberator’. He must have followed us into the nebulae, kid. (Alex grabbed a vid mike) Don’t hail him, Al. We gotta maintain comm relay silence and relays won’t work inside ‘Daedalus’ anyway. Watch him and keep us posted, Al.” drawled Han Solo who had absolutely no idea that his ‘better half’ was cruising along less than 200 K kilos behind them.

Kouga and Jimbo Hawking had not the slighest inkling of why they were all of a sudden scrubbing pots and pans in the galleys.

Nyssa had awakened in sick bay with a pounding headache and not a clue as to oro (what) the Hell had happened to her. All the young Trakken maiden recalled was sitting beside Mr Drew inside the ‘Matterhorn’ downstairs in the docking bays. ‘StunGun’ Millie Thompson came in, took another tricorder eading and handed Nyssa a grey ‘Hydroxylein’ capsule. Nyssa dutifully swallowed it with the flask of water the big girl handed her. Millie wished her well and reported to her job in Engineering. Actually Millie was an assistant space tech on the ‘Nova Hellsing’ under Junpei’s jurisdiction but when the ‘Nova H’ was not in use she was used as an oiler on the main ship under Chief Engineer ‘Dynamo’ the huge Triceraton dinosaur.

A few short hours later Nyssa reported for duty on the bridge. Yuri promptly ordered her back to her quarters with th command to rest there until the mammoth ship docked on ‘Remus’. Meanwhile aboard their rendezvous ship the ‘Shalimar’ Commander Alan Gabriel was frowning. He had just tried to reach the ‘LA2′ several times to no avail whatsoever. Even his vidcell unit was not responding.

“They are inside ‘Daedalus’, Commander Alan, sir. That is why we can neither comm relay nor vidcell call them.” explained the sombre looking kid in a maid’s black uniform. Alan was startled.

“How do you know that, poppet?” he asked.

“Don’t ask, Al. Even I ain’t been able to figure that one out.” answered Roger Smith.

“If they’re travelling through ‘that thing’ they’ve got a 30 to 70 chance of getting here anytime soon.” observed a striking blonde beuty who was calling herself ‘Angela Sullivan’ for this mission.

“Why? Oro (What) the dickens are you talking about, Miss Sullivan?” demanded a fuming Gabriel.

“The nebulae fluctuates and spins its way across the great cosmos of space, sir. That means a traveller has no guarantee of exiting it where he expects to, sir. If all goes well with any kind of luck as Roger calls it they will reach ‘Stegoros’ sometime this evening and arrive here tomorrow evening around 2200 hours, that is ten o’clock, sir.” explained Dorothy Wainwright. Dorothy was neither girl nor maid. Instead she was a state-of-the-arts robotic android and the alternative power source for Roger Smith’s ‘BGR’ known as ‘Big O’.

“Is she ever wrong, Smith?” demanded Alan tightly.

“Not that I ever heard, Commander.” replied Angela (Angel) Sullivan.

“Whatever became of that old fool Norman, Smith?” asked Alan. Roger chuckled and lit a cigarette. He offered one to Angela who took it and accepted his light. Alan was smoking a dark stogie already. Dorothy had no vices and of course did not smoke.

“He refused to leave the mansion unprotected, Alan. Actually I think the real reason he begged off accompanying us is that he gets airsick. Besides with our Dorothy along with us he wasn’t really necessary. Why’d you tag along with us, Angel?” replied Roger Smith. Alan blew a smoke ring.

“Yes, my dear child. Exactly why are you here?” he asked pointedly.

“I have my own mission and it’s top secret, sirs.” answered the blonde, stubbing out her cigarette and lighting another.

Not counting Dorothy it seemed that not a single person aboard the ‘Shalimar’ was wearing any kind of uniform. Belowdecks and taking up most of the docking bays’ floor space was the aforementione d’Big O’, a monstrous behemoth megadeuce robot looking for all the Universes like that wooden Indian ‘Kaw-Liga’ from the ancient Terran song. This was the sixth of the ‘BGR’s or ‘big giant robots’ the other five being the four ‘Gundams’ aboard the ‘Angel 2′ and ‘MEGAS’ which hailed from Terra’s far distant future. And while we are speaking of ‘MEGAS’ not so far away on an asteroid little bigger than a tiny moon three people were standing around ‘MEGAS’ itself. Two of them were arguing violently with each other. The third was quietly watching the skies above the asteroid.

“Dammit Coop! I told you to fill up on Mars! Now how the bloody Hell are we supposed to get to ‘Romulus’?” yelled a very angry red-headed female pilot.

“Sorry Kiva! (Not the same one that commands the ‘Coriander’ of course. This is another Kiva) My bad, man! Hey! I got it. Can’t you just make us some fuel for the big dude?” asked a tall gangling blonde guy who resembled a football linebacker gone to pot. (The old meaning for ‘pot’ as in ‘pot-bellied’ or ‘beer gut’).

“Why don’t we just hitchhike, guys?” bubbled a brown-haired girl attired in an old-fashioned maid’s uniform complete with cap and gloves. Kiva frowned and pointed at the girl.

“And why I ‘ever’ let you talk me into picking her ass up is beyond me, Coop!” grumbled Kiva who was sitting on a rock. Suddenly the blonde guy snapped his fingers.

“Hey Kurumi! (The maid gave him a bright smile) Can we borrow some of your motor oil, Honey? Then Kiva can refine it into fuel for ‘MEGAS’. OK?” asked Coop and Kurumi the Steel Angel nodded emphatically.

“Sure, Mr Coop, sir.” she said and began yanking off her dress. Kiva jumped up quickly.

“Kurumi! You put that right back on dammit! Coop! We can’t use her oil. Oro (What) could I mix it with anyway?” said Kiva. “Kurumi honey we can’t hitchhi–” she added, breaking off when she spotted a huge ship circling overhead!

END of Ch 64. Ch 65 ‘Make Room For MEGAS’ or ‘Mind Search’ soon. Getting interesting eh? Wonder how our heroine’s gonna get outta this one? Read on and r/r/s away as always. Have a wunnerful day and sfn/sys/jm/Kami bless you all for your interest and assistance. Hooble-toodle-doo! Toodles tomos watashi-K&K

I dickered over this chapter’s titles. Let me know if I got ‘em right eh? Don’t our guys and gals play some cool practical jokes on each other? All in good-natured fun of course!

Hope ya had a happy and safe Guy Fawkes’ Day! Happy Thanksgiving. Dunno if the Japanese even celebrate it but Naruto does.

A belated happy birthday to our fearless leader- Classic Kei who will be born 27 Nov AD 2121.

Meri Kurasumasu to all of my tomodachis and may Kami bless you this holiday season.

PS- I really do appreciate all your loyalty and support over the years my tomos watashi all! And you can take that to the bank folks!-K&K

See ya next blog post. Toodles-K&K

This chapter brings me up to date. Then I have to wind up this one and think about my next one folks- K&K

TV Anime Guide for COD for Dec 09 Updated 15 Dec 09

December 23, 2009

Monthly Anime on TV Viewing Guide for Anime Programming on ComcastOnDemand Channels:

Neko Olson is our anime babe spokesgal- a shapeshifting nekomata/cat/human/trill

DECEMBER 2009- Updated 15 Dec 09

In future the new posting dates are the 5th and the 20th of each month.

COD/CE/AdultSwim/Action

Big O (Ep 19)
Code Geass (Ep 23)
Death Note (Ep 6)
Ghost in the Shell/SAC (Eps 18 to 20)
InuYasha (Eps 149 to 152)

COD/CE/AnimeSelects is back. CE/FunimationAnime/AnSel now has Eps 19 to 22 of GundamSeedDestiny and Eps 11-12 of Vampire Princess Miyu. Sadly Anime Network is no longer available OnDemand. Sorry.

Regrettably I will no longer be listing anything anime nor cartoon from COD/Kids except for movies. There are just too many to keep following them. Again sorry for the inconvenience. Be warned, however, that many anime/cartoons/movies/series here can be pay per view especially the stuff under COD/Kids/All Movies.

COD/CE/IFC/Anime

IFC Alert: This just in folks- IFC has added Basilisk a Hieian Era Samurai/Ninja anime series to its lineup. For us it’s Tuesdays at 11:30 PM ET. Check your TV schedules in your area.

COD/CuttingEdge/FunimationAnime ( FA is no longer listed under Movies or Top Picks):

These titles are first episode free and 99 cents per each successive episode:

D. Gray-Man (Eppys 40 to 42)
Spice & Wolf (Eps 6 to 8)(NEW)(Allegorical yarns)
Nabarino No Ou (Eppys 19 to 21)
Blassreiter (Eppys 16 to 18)
Nana (Eppys 21 to 23 & 21.5)
Dragonaught (Eppys 13 to 15)
Hunter X Hunter (Eppys 11 to 13)(NEW)
El Cazador (Eps 7 to 12)(NEW)(Bounty hunter finds amnesiac girl who is wanted Dead or Alive)

Specials: $2.99 each

Linebarrels of Iron (Eps 1 to 3) (Naked babe drops in warrior’s arms!)
Rin Mnemosyne (Eps 1-2) (Immortal PI who loves booze!)
Soul Eater (Eps 1 to 3)(‘Soul’ is a scythe weapon wielded by a babe from Hell!)
My Santa OVA (Newly born Santa meets Mai a Santa in training and–)($2.99)(I just got this DVD)
(This one is a classic like Shonen Santa ni Daiboke(u)n or Little Santa’s Adventures)(Try & find it though! Never made it to DVD and the VHSs are hard to find and pricey when you do!)

These Funimation Anime titles are free:

Ah My Goddess! (Eps 21 to 24) (A goddess enrolls in school!)
Glass Fleet (Eps 9 to 12)(Imperial Space fleet vs Glass Fleet who are pirates?)

Drama-Comedy:

Air Gear (Eps 13-14)(NEW)(Young folks training to be pilots)
Case Closed (Eps 46 to 48)
Fruits Basket (Eps 17-18)
Negima! (Eps 12-13)
Shuffle! (Ep 12-13)

Action-Fantasy:

Black Cat (Eps 3-4)(NEW)(Assassin known as the Black Cat)
xxxHolic (Eps 17-18)(Addicted to Sorcery & Witchcraft? This your mug of java)(New)
Solti Rei (Eps 1-12)(NEW)(Not sure what this one is yet)
Tsubasa Chronicles (Eps 13-14)(Tsubasa is a submarine I think)
Gunslinger Girl Teano II (Eps 1 to 4)(Gals from 4 to teens in Italy are really cyborgs trained to kill. This is the second series and promises more action than the first! A must see folks!)

All pay per view anime available under Movies & Events/ Funimation Anime(includes above ppv titles)

Anime Select:

Gundam Seed Destiny (Eps 19 to 22)
Vampire Princess Miyu (Eps 11-12)

This next section of COD/Kids may have changed. Remember onegai that I only keep the Kids/Movies and Kids/Free Movies updated now. As far as I know all the kiddie stuff and teen stuff under Kids is still there albeit later eppys than I have here. Ditto for the Free Movis and Premium Channels sections for kid stuff. Check it out if you’re interested at COD:

OK here are the Kurisumasu holiday films for the kiddies. Most are under Kids/Free Movies but some are also under Premium Channels or Free Movies:-

Angel of Penna Avenue (Kid asks Prez Hoover to bring Dad home)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
The Elf Who Didn’t Believe (So he swipes the sleight, the magic dust and vamooses)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
Little Angels:Brightest Xmas (Lil Angels (real ones not like mine!) help out a family at Xmastime)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
Miracle in Toyland (GI Joe vs Barnaby in Toyland)(COD?FREE MOVIES too)
Santa w/ Muscles (Hulk Hogan as St Nick? Who’s next? Arnie Guvanator?)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
The Night They Saved Xmas (Who is trying to detonate SC and his NP City?)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
X-Men:Wolverine (Another cool tale of superheroes)(COD/FREE MOVIES too)
Yu-Gi-Oh! the Movie (Not Christmas but a classic treat for all ages (COD/FREE MOVIES too)
1941 (The Japs attack Disneyland in 1941! Chris Lee as an SS Standartenfeuhrer? How about John Belushi as a fighter pilot? Eliot Ness as a Dumbo loving General? Hilarious and it’s Christmastime!)(COD/PremiumChannels/HBO too)
Fred Claus (SC’s ne’er do well brother wants a handout)(COD/PremiumChannels/MAX too)
Thunderbirds (Rescue ops in space)(COD/PremiumChannels/Encore too)

These are all simulcast on COD/PremiumChannels/Movieplex:

Babes in Toyland (1997) (Animated musical with Chas Nelson Reilly as Humpty Dumpty, Lacey (Eliza Thornberry) Chabert as Jill and the dastardly Barnaby is Chris Plummer).
Xmas Dinosaur (You are on your own. I haven’t got a clue folks!)
The True Gift (Princess sets out to help others find Xmas true meaning).
Tadpole/Xmas Cheer (Frog at Christmastime animation).
North Station (Mailman at NP gets lost, becomes Santa’s head of mail servicing).

These are all simulcast on COD/PremiumChannels/Starz:

Twelve Dogs of Xmas (Doggies help save the holidays).
Booky/Secret Santa (Kid has nothing for Xmas. She finds a ‘Secret Santa’ to help others).
The Grinch is Jim Carrey- can you say idiotic?
The Boy Who Saved Xmas (Atnas is Santa’s evil brother who takes over the NP. Only a boy who is an FOS can save the day and rescue poor old St Nick).
Holidaze (Rusty the Reindeer feels unwanted so he runs off to find Xmas meaning).
Nightmare Before Xmas (Hall-o-we’en meets Xmas a la Tim Burton. A nice animated musical but a little scary for the younger kiddies).

Now some freebies for us oldster folks:

These are all under COD/FREE MOVIES”

Santa's North Pole Toy Village

Twelve Men of Xmas (Gal looking for Mr Right at Christmastime).
Xmas Evil (Kid grows up and thinks he’s Santa. So he decides to reward the nice and punish the naughty kids- even after they’ve grown up!)
Xmas in Connecticut (Remake of the oldie re lonely folks during the holidays. The Guvanator directs).
Xmas Tale (What if you find a hurt Santa in a hole- and he’s a she? If you’re a kid you run away!)
Xmas on Chestnut St (How to sell Xmas lights when you order too many- stage a contest for the
best decked house in the neighbourhood!)
Santa’s Slay (Lucifer’s kid’s been a bad boy so Luce makes him be goody goody Santa Claus for a millenium and now the thousand years is up!)
Loew’s Xmas Greeting (An old B&W Xmas greeting from Hollywood).
New Year’s Evil (A DJ gets a series of phone calls on NY Eve promising a killing frome each time zone of the USA to celebrate the new year!)

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz:

Serendipity (Xmas Eve romance).

COD/PremiumChannels/Movieplex:

White Nights (Mikhail Baryshnikov the ballet dude is a defector to the West in this old chestnut!)

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore:

P2 (Never work late in a NY high rise of Xmas Eve and don’t get stuck in the parking garages either!)

Back to the kids. These are all PayPerView from COD/KIDS/MOVIES. Most are $2.99 but a couple are $4.99. Unmarked are $2.99- OK?

'And now' grinned Santa 'I will stuff up the tree!'

Twelve Dogs of Xmas
Babes in Toyland (1961 original w/ Annette; 1986 Drew Barrymore version and 1997 animated musical version).
Bah Humduck (Daffy Duck is Scrooge, Bugs Bunny’s nephew Fred and Porky Pig is Cratchit!)
Barney’s Night Before Xmas
Barney’s Xmas Star (The big purple dinosaur not Fred’s pal).
The Bear Who Slept Through Xmas (Tommy Smothers is a bear who wants to stay awake for Xmas).
Bob the Builder’s Xmas (Bob in Wales during the holiday).
Charlie Brown’s Xmas Special (Rats! Snoopy won the deck yer house prize!)
Xmas Carol (1938 version w/ Reggie Owen as Scrooge).
Xmas Story (‘You’ll shoot yer eye out, kid!’- Ralphie wants a BB gun).
Xmas in Wonderland ($4.99)(Finding moolah while Xmas shopping!)
Dennis the Menace Xmas (Bob Wagner is Mr Wilson? Puh-leeze!)
The Grinch is Jim Carrey- funny but adulty too).
Ernest Saves Xmas (This nitwit would fit right in aboard the ‘Angel 2′- Anyway Santa has to hand over the reins so he uses Ernest for awhile!)
The Nutcracker (Geo Balanchine’s version w/ McCauley Culkin and the Vanessa Johnson 1986 version of the classic tale of Clara and the Mouse King vs Nutcracker and friends).
Home Alone (ALL 4 movies are available).
The Invincible Ironman (animated he-man Tony Steele. Bob Downey Jr did him in the film and now he’s Sherlock Holmes BION!).
Mickey’s Twice Upon A Xmas
Miracle on 34th St (1947 and 1994 versions of Santa goes to court).
Pinocchio’s Xmas (Paul Winchell is Gepetto and Alan King’s a con artist showman!)
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (Red Skelton needs Neon Nose’s help!)
Rudolph & Frosty’s Xmas in July (Ethel Merman’s a cowgirl in this farfetched piece of fun!)
The Santa Clause (If Santa falls off your roof, you’re gonna take his place pal!)
The Wiggles Xmas Show
The Wiggles Yule Show (The quartet from Downunder celebrates the holidays w/ tomos).
Monsters vs Aliens ($4.99)(Terra is invaded and who will save the day- monsters and freaks?)
UP ($4.99)(Everyone likes this thing with Ed Asner. Will it take the Oscar away from Tim Burton’s 9? Hope not!)

COD/Premium Channels/Too Much For TV:

Step Up Love (Ep 4)($14.99 monthly fee)

No change from November guide for any kids’ shows except as noted below.

COD/Kids/CartoonNetwork
COD/Kids/DisneyXD
COD/Kids/KidsWB
COD/Kids/Bomerang
COD/Kids/4KidsTV
COD/Kids/Kabillion

COD/Kids/Free Movies:
See Free Movies above.

COD/Kids/Kids Movies(Pay Per View films)(See above list):

COD/Top Picks/TV and Movie Trivia (FREE):

80s Trivia 1
Animated Phrases 7
Britney Spears Trivia
Friends 2
Guess the Phrase 8
Harry Potter 8
Movie Trivia 7
One Tree Hill Trivia
Picture Puzzles 6
Seinfeld 2
Simpsons Trivia
Star Trek 2
The Office Trivia
Twilight Trivia
Word Puzzles 7
Word Srmables 4 and 8

COD/Kids/ActivityTV

Origami (Japanese art of paper folding)
Hometown Recipes (Like Chicago style pizza)
Cartooning Lessons

Don’t miss AMC’s The Prisoner 2009 6 parter on COD/TV Entertainment/AMC- with Jim Calveziel as #6 and Ian McKellen as #2- in the Sahara Desert near Namibia. Still being run as of 1 Dec 09.

That’s all the FREE anime/cartoons on demand but there quite a few Pay Per View Ones here:

COD/PremiumChannels/DisneyFamilyMovies:

These run a basic subscription of $5.99 a month and only two really touch on anime this time around.

Phoenix & Carpet (A firebird and a flying carpet a la Boronov’s symphonies)

G Force Sizzle (sneak preview of new animated film which is like GI Joe)

COD/PremiumChannels/TooMuchForTV/Imports:

(Most of these PPV animes are definitely not for the kids!)(Fireman Sam is OK for them)

I promised to add this one under KIDS.

COD/KIDS/PBS Sprout/Fireman Sam-
These are from Season 2 and feature a revamped format, better characters and new voices.
Jupiter and Venus have blue lights and the firehouse has been repainted. Norman’s mom
Dillys and Bella are better looking and Sam’s brother puts in some appearances too.

Dinosaur Hunt
No Nurse Like You
One That Got Away
The Wrong Smell
When Fools Rush In

TMFT has other non-anime fare too and it’s pretty raunchy so be warned gang!

COD/Movies/X-Men & Wolverine:

X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men 3 are $3.99 each
X-Men:Origins;Wolverine is $5.99
(Also available under Top Picks)

Screensavers w/ and w/o music:

COD/Top Picks/Holiday Films & More/Yule Log & More (also HD)(FREE):

NORAD tracks Santa heraldry logo

2009 Yule Log SS with Xmas music
Christmas SS w/o music
Fireplace SS w/o music
Glacial Lake SS w/o music
Snowman SS w/ Xmas music
Winter 1 SS w/o music
Winter 2 w/o music
Winter Green w/ Xmas music

COD/Music/Holiday Music:
COD/Music/Music Choice/Holiday Hits:

Various Xmas themed music which can also be found on Comcast’s onscreen menu under
Songs of the Season which can be found under Channel 433.

From now on I’ll post this list twice monthly and I’ll keep it under ‘Files’ rather than ‘Messages’ or ‘Blogs’ (at http://www.Eons.com/groups/group/anime-a-holics/Files)

The ‘teaser’ beginning of the chapter on blog’s first page and the balance in the comment/reply is how I’ll post my fanfiction chappies from now on unless it’s a short chapter that is.

SYFY’s AniMonday (11 PM to 1 AM ET) is a double eppy of Monster (Doctor running from the law for a crime he did not do- sound familiar?) followed by a duble eppy of Now&Then, Here&There(Kid kendo trainee tries to rescue cute gal but ends up in Terran future fighting for an insane King Hamdo. Army led by dedicated female Abelia. Relax, it’s only 13 eppys long  and it’s half over!)

Good news from SYFY folks! AniMonday has been expanded from 9 PM ET to 1 AM ET with the first two hours called Chiller. Chiller will feature unusual and scary anime film masterpieces beginning with Blood:The Last Vampire which spawned the Blood+ saga and a brand new live action film now running in theatres. Looks like 24 August will be Chiller’s debut. If you get SYFY in the SE PA-USA area you are still getting Star Trek-TNG reruns from 9 to 11 ET on Mondays dammit!

Hey WitchBlade the film (with Sarah Pezzini not Masane Amaha- yech!) will hit theatres in a year or so while DragonBall and Death Note are already out there showing. Many more anime based flicks are coming soon and they are filming Bebop with Keanu Reeves in Dave’s role as Spike Steigel. For Jett I’d pick LF- Larry Fishburne or even MF- Morgan Freeman. Denzel Washington or Samuel L Jackson don’t fit the mold. How about Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana as ‘Ed’ and Lindsay Lohan as Faye Valentine? (Rafe) Donnelly could be Tommie Lee Jones. Hey I oughta be a Hollywood cast finder eh? Gad, I wonder how much of a muckup they’ll make of the ‘Bebop’, ‘Swordfish II’, ‘Redtail’ and ‘Hammerhead’? I don’t think Ed’s power scooter had a name although we all know the computer she wore on her head with ‘goggle monitors’ was named ‘Tomato’!

Jett, Spike, Faye, Ed and Ein- the Cowboy Bebop team

Here’s the new Saturday night CN/AS lineup which begins earlier now for us at 12:00 AM ET following Star Wars the animated series at midnight. All times Eastern of course:

12:30 AM to 1:30 AM Bleach (two eppys)
1:30 AM to 2:30 AM Fullmetal Alchemist (Just restarted)
2:30 AM to 3:00 AM Morabito (Balsa protects Chagum from Mikado)
3:00 AM to 3:30 AM Death Note
3:30 AM to 4:00 AM Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Blood+
4:30 AM to 5:00 AM Big 0 (Big Giant Robot fare)
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM InuYasha (2 eppys once more- yay!)

In both Code Geas and in FMA some of the characters have a special logo in their eye a la Code Lyoko’s XANA logo in the evil characters’ eyes.

In both Death Note and Bleach there are specific hints as to character origins. In DN Ryuuk tells Light Yagami that any user of the DN book can neither go to Heaven nor Hell after death. So what’s left? Shinigami World meaning that DN book users after death become Shinigami death gods- right? Guess what live TV series is a DN parallel series? Hint- it’s on Showtime.

In Bleach Rukia’s Squad 13 captain (the one that is always sick as a rule) tells a subordinate that Ichigo’s friends are special with unusually high spiritual pressures. He goes on to say that he would not be at all surprised if after death they became soul reapers themselves after they had passed on to the Soul Society. Renji Abari committed a minor faux pas in this week’s eppy. While fighting one of the Arrancar Hollows he told him that by the time Kiske arrived the Arrancar himself would be dead. He apparently forgot that all Hollows are already dead to begin with. For that matter are soul reapers really alive or dead?

Ichigo, Urryuu and Chad have just met three Arrancars and their pet in the Wako Mundo desert on their way to Las Noches (The Nights) which is Aizen’s HQ fortress. Seems not all Arrancars and Hollows are bad because these guys gave ‘em a lift and are guiding them to LN. Live and learn guys. Why are they in WM? Aizen has Orihime of course!  (see new post for more)

Bleach pulled a bummer on us and has dropped back 30 eppys to the first time the Vizoreds came to Kara Kura Town so no new stuff for awhile I’m afraid. Try bleachanime.org which has every single eppy on DL. New club Bleach4Ever just started up on FaceBook too.

Discovered why Moribito theme music is so familiar. Group is Arc ‘n ciel who did the GTO theme Driver’s Edge. Early OT and ET for Death Note are done by Nightmare group which is what the Black Knights and Brittanians’ Gundamlike fighting suits are called. Is this the end of Morabito? Sure seemed like it after Saturday’s eppy!

Tongo, Master, kids, Torogai, Shuga, Balsa and Chagum-

Tongo, Master, kids, Torogai, Shuga, Balsa and Chagum- Moribito Mob

In FMA Ed has learned truth behind the Ishbaal massacre of fifteen years ago while brother Al has just discovered the identity of the Homunculi leader from the snake chimera Marta seconds before she was murdered by the #7 Homunculus- the Fuehrer King Bradley himself. He is Pride- the seventh deadly sin! But- who is his boss? Rose of Lior has become pals with Lira the girl alchemist who used to be with Yochi the state alchemist army lieutenant and she’s now called the Holy Mother but she has gone mute and who’s her baby’s father? The climax seems to be fast approaching and it promises to be exciting so don’t miss it gang! Hohenheim the Elrics dad is back and going after Dante. Al has become a deadly time bomb courtesy of an unknowing Scar and an evil Kimlee the Crimson Alchemist who used the red stones in Ed’s SAA watch to transmute the souls in Scar’s arm into a philosopher’s stone!

Another Bleach note- why did Aizen want Orihime kidnapped? What or who is the sojioque he has stolen which will awaken in the winter? Who is the lad newly born from its power? What does Kiske know which he ain’t telling? Can Ichigo defeat his Espada nemesis? Don’t ya just love that jutsu used by Captain Toshiro Hitagawa- reign over the frosted heavens! then the name of his zambatou? A version of it is used by the evil Dragon Emporer in Mummy 3 when Jet Li turns a field of snow into jagged ice stalagmites. Of course he has mastery over the five Chinese elements- fire, water, earth, wood and metal! If there are only five elements in Chinese philosophy then how can there be an avatar or guardian of the air- Avatar the Last Airbender? Air is not one of those elements! And who’s the looney tunes Espada poor Rangiku is stuck with? Avatar in theatres is NOT Avatar the Last Airbender. Instead Avatar is like a BGR or a Gundam!

Getting into DLs and ULs and burning CDs again. Finally got myself into attaching videos to messages like I do pix now and thanks to Blaine it’s so easy! Check out the fave anime moments/eppys message log here. Several Angelic contributions are there courtesy of yours truly.

Mama’s new read is Helma from the Tros of Samothrace series. Ho hum so far. Tros is getting interesting now- very interesting with refs to English countryside landmarks.

Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol was just excellent! I loved it. A lot of Freemason stuff in it I didn’t know. If any of you are Literary Guild members by all means check out the secret societies books they have at reasonable prices.

I have just added three plums to my anime vids collection: Complete DVD sets of Noir, Gasaraki and Tactics. I already have the complete set of Black Lagoon on DVD and partials on Blood+, Cyborg 009, FMA, Bleach and a few others. I have the first 7 eppys of Morabito and am on the lookout for the set. Bobby has the complete set of Trigun and Mama has the complete set of Gunslinger Girl and Witchblade. Anyone else have any new acquisitions to talk about? If so blog it here or post some messages folks. Bobby has Monster and I have My Santa and I just got Santa Claus Conquers the Martians on DVD.

Now have Bebop movie on DVD and VHS. Just got GS Innocence 2 and Haunting in Connecticutt. Thundercats came at last for Mama. Still have yet to watch DB Evolution film.

SYFY is airing Destination Truth which is like JBs old Digging for the Truth on HC. DT is hosted by Josh Bates or Gates and looks pretty good. Anyone know why SYFY considers wrestling science fiction stuff?

This just in folks! Josh Bernstein has revamped his website and is now using Twitter too. He has a fab group called JBs Group at YG. Dan Brown is on both Twitter and FaceBook now. What do you guys think about my starting an anime recipes file and a golf tips corner either here or at AH1 or somewhere else? Animeinfor.org is the only place I have ever seen an anime recipes section. As for golf tips- what can I say? I love golf- passionately even if I don’t play as much as I used to. Gomen but I just remem,bered this. Kudos to Robert the artist for hire for finding Dan Doh- probably the only anime series about golf itself! Sadly there are no dubs of it just subs. It can be found at VEOH and hulu quite easily. I’ll post a pix or two soon.

Golf Tips column coming soon?

Another great show was In Search Of narrated by Leonard ‘Mr Spock’ Nimoy and I recall an eppy of theirs re the Knights Templar and Foucault’s Pendulum. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of those gems on VHS or DVD onegai let me know. A big domo arigatou in advance for your assistance. Gotta really go now and get some blogging done and maybe post Chapter 63 at last.

Just began reposting Xmas w/ the DP at http://www.gaia.com/forums/chatterbox/christmaswiththedirtypairChapter2 and just posted Chapter 1 (after Ch 50- sorry long story gang) and have now posted Ch 52 as well. Great pix too as I am now illustrating my posts of Xmas over there. Wings will follow as soon as I finish posting it here and at ff.net. ANOL is giving me fits too. Just found out I may get an HP Windows 7 for Kurisumasu. Actually it’s coming ashita and I just emailed Justin for some help in transitioning from Vista to W7.

Has anyone seen G Force yet? How about Haunting in Connecticut? Someone has suggested at FaceBook that our anime is dead. Boy did that ever open a potboiler of contention! If anime is dead well nobody told Hollywood! DragonBall, Watchmen, GI Joe, Blood:TLV, Transformers2, the list seems endless eh?

How about Tim Burton’s 9 and Pandorum eh?

I have now posted up to and including Ch 62 of Wings. I am trying to get Xmas and Wings rewritten and published. Think they will sell? A note to budding authors- Avoid ‘author mills’ like AuthorAmerica and AuthorHouse. All they want is for you to pay them to publish YOUR works! They guarantee nothing! Likewise avoid AbsoluteWriters Water Cooler for info and inspiration. They are quite negative and attempt to discourage a struggling author!

Don’t miss Showtime’s Inside the NFL tonight at 9, 10 or 11 PM ET. Play Beat the Insiders at beattheinsiders.com and join my group there- Saint K’s Anime Friends. I’m on FaceBook now you know. This is getting to be more like a newsletter than a guide. Any suggestions? I am considering a monthly golf tips column and a recipe file a la animeinfo.org. I just posted (Files) two Thanksgiving dinner menus. Comments?

Sports fans! I just started a group at Showtime’s Beat the Insiders and it’s called Saint K’s Anime Friends. Come & join me there and at FanIQ.com if you like. By the way my Saints are the highest scoring team in the league with 120 points in just 3 games. They are at 3-0 and lead their division. Our offense is #3 and our defense is #10. Quite a rise from #19 and #30 last season eh? Drew ‘Divine Wind’ Brees and his ‘4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ have outscored Detroit 45-27, Eagles 48-22 and Bills 27-7. In that last game TO never got close to a ball! The ‘Saintly Terrors’ are stepping up at last to complement our offense. Enough re that. Oro do ya think of a recipe file here and/or a golf tips column maybe once a month? Don’t worry because I have tons of recipes and loads of advice for duffers. Sorry there’s been no Ch 63 of Wings yet but I’ve been really busy with blogs, surveys, polls, reviews, guides, posts and now sports NFL groups. Soon I promise you will see Ch 61 and maybe even the end of Wings before Xmas.

A pet peeve here folks. Why is it that in most anime the characters either walk (InuYasha) or run (Bleach) everywhere they go? Didn’t the Japanese ever hear of transports? I’d love to see how Kagome could get an SUV through the well! Cars in the Soul Society’s Seretai? They’ve got wide enough roads there surely? And Ninjas and Samurai never seem to have carts, chariots or wagons although Samurai rode horses which was why they made the Zanzabatous like the one used by Zanza on Kenshin. Balsa did ride a stallion for awhile on Morabito and on Code Geas Lelouch’s ‘brother’ Rollo does have a motorbike w/ sidecar. Trains are the transport on FMA although Mustang and Hawkeye did have a car in last week’s eppy. DN and Blood+ have cars, boats, trains, planes and the like. So does GS and Bebop. Naruto has modern stuff but no transports. Guess it’s to each his own meaning whatever the creators decide.

Latest read was Danny Brown’s excellent fifth work The Lost Symbol (soon to be a flick?) which was quite good if a bit wordy. Damned thing took me 3 days to read! With 2012 in the theatres it was quite apropos. Hints: A famous statue stands in front of the CIA HQ building in Langley and is a pivotal part of the storyline. There are a lot of hidden details in Washington DC and Dan Brown’s a history buff as well as a secret society expert. He more than proved that in Angels & Demons and then again in the DaVinci Code. By the way he’s got a very entertaining website at http://www.danbrown.com so if you like tricky logic puzzles and codes by all means visit him there.

Oro else have I read recently? Sax Rohmer’s Shadow of FuManchu. He is the old-fashioned Darth Vader and the leader of a group out to save the Earth from its inhabitants. They are called The Seven. His nemesis is a Scotland Yarder named Sir Denis Nayland-Smith who with his trusty sidekick Dr Petrie pursues Dr FuManchu the same way Holmes and Watson pursued Prof Moriarty all those years. His latest escapade involves collecting scientists and killing anyone in his way. Looks like the Brits, Yanks, Russians and Aussies will have to band together to defeat Fu and Huan Tsung his sidekick. Some pair- Fu was at least 90 when Smith met him 60 years ago (Fu has the secret of eternal life. Has he discovered the FMA Stone?) and his pal’s in his 80’s! Geriatric? Far from it! Smith’s on his own this time unless you count his scientific buddy Carter who is about as useful as Zorro against Darth Vader! What a wimp!

I just began reading Ellery Queen’s ‘The Finishing Stroke’ mystery classic. A bit like Lost Symbol- it has a cypher EQ must solve to find the killer and it takes him over 20 years to bring the miscreant to justice! A must read for EQ fans like me!

Here’s oro the Keiman wants for Kurisumasu (Christmas) and I doubt if such a thing even exists. A wall clock (battery powered) that plays anime themes every hour on the hour. Now oro themes would it have? Nonstop Angel (DP Flash); Billy in Despair (Death Note); Life is a Boat (Bleach); Real Folk Blues (Bebop); Freckles (Rurouni Kenshin); Guardian of the Spirit (Morabito). That’s half and for the rest how about Sailor Moon, InuYasha, RaveMaster, Gurren Lagann, NOIR’s haunting watch melody and another Angels theme? Comments?

Oro anime music would you suggest for an anime wall clock? I’m interested to see if they are in my music collections.

Wanna know what my third ff will be re? Sorry re is Latin for about and is used as an abbreviation for about by many publishing houses and whatnot. Think this is something? You oughta try and read my class notes from school & college? One guy thought I was using Nostradamus’s codes! I use a little bit of everything when I write as you well know. Anyway my new and as yet untitled ff will concern the search for the lost Templar treasures- on Neptune or Pluto! Why? Zoe’s from Pluto and I have the Big O contingent under Alan Gabriel’s command working with Neptune Command. The Angels will be back with Angel 1 under Yuri’s command, 2 under Kei’s and 3 under Flight Kommandant Marlene Angel’s control. Her exec- Suba(ltern) FC/Acting Commodore Kome Sawaguchi- who else! Kei’s exec? Probably Han Solo nai I’ll make him Yuri’s #1 and Kei will use Mr (Joey) Bishop who will transfer from ‘Starfleet’ to the 3WA when Ellen Rodgers (remember her from John Berringer’s ‘Starcrusher’ crew?) joins ‘Starfleet’ and is promoted to Lt Commander status by Admiral Janeway herself! Reg Barclay is still Kiva Nerese’s exec of course. How does the 3WA and the UG get roped into a treasure hunt and can I keep the Rune Soldier treasure hunters out of this one? These require more thinking on my part but I believe descendants of both Lord Caervarvon and Howard Carter stumble onto a starmap in a hidden Templar temple- in Iceland! Could the Templars have created star craft that exceed our own devices today? Hell yeah- why not? Banking, credit, cheques, letters of credit, credit cards, computers- they invented all that stuff, didn’t they? Oh yeah a new pilot has joined the force- 2nd Lt Legato Bluesummers has been assigned as shuttle pilot for the Michaelangelo on the Angel 2. Will they find the treasure trove? Will Dexter Morgan ever get caught? Will Dr Tenma be vindicated? Will he kill Johann Liebert? These are questions you don’t ask writers and authors my tomodachis! Time will tell eh? Time to go. Sayonara all- K&K

Monster co-star Eva Heinemann is Tara Platt

Angel Wings Ch 62 ‘Dead Air Time’ or ‘Mountain Mayhem’

December 2, 2009

AW Ch 62

Wow!Mar’s been injured and now that worst of all combat weapons is almost in Zorin’s cronies’ hands- Gundams! Almost as terrifying as the ‘God Guns’ or the Angels’ new toy- the r– whoops! I almost let the neko outta the sack folks! This chapter will put two close tomos at loggerheads with each other and nai it ain’t Vacuumhead and Firebrand either! Some old tomos returned and the Boss decides to head for Onsokamaru! Who’s in sick bay and how did she end up there? Why is Yuri Donovan furious? Who are the newbies? Did the truckers succeed?

ANGEL WINGS

DISCLAIMER: OK Saiya darlin’, it’s all yours. First I wanna thank Mr T for the use of his Angels and stuff. Then I wanna thank everyone else who has been allowing us to use their creations here like Thom Beers for the use of his ice road truckers Hugh, Drew, Rick, Eric, Alex and Bear. I took the liberty of naming the 3WA academy in Furool City on Shimougou after Mr Haruka Takachiho in honour of his creations- the Angels. How was that, Yuri? Great, kiddo. Oh hai it sure was, Kei! Now since we left ya up in the air last time let’s get to Ch 62 without any further meandering, shall we? Why is Zack Zero back and oro does he want with Suba Marina Oki? Can Mandy keep her big mouth shut? A hint re the titles- Aw do ya expect me to spoil it for ya? Oro does this all mean? We’ll find out momentarily gang. The Boss Red Marshall’s on the warpath again! Here ’tis:-

CHAPTER 62

‘Dead Air Time’ or ‘Mountain Mayhem’

Ryuuk with Apple

“Oh hullo there, Ryuuk. Thought it was you, pal. Oro (What) are you doing up here?” asked Gene, tossing Ryuuk an apple which he crunched greedily.

“Light’s asleep and I’m bored. Wanna play some vid games or watch a Terran holovid with me, Captain?” asked the nightmare Shinigami hopefully.

“Might as well seeing as we’re on ‘George’ anyway.” replied Gene.

“Yeah, sounds good to me. Let’s watch ‘Dark Star’ this time. I love watching Tom (Skerritt) talking to those bombs.” drawled Han Solo whom Gene had thought asleep in his co-pilot’s chair.

Before long the trio was ensconced in watching that ancient Terran holovid from the late 20th Century.

Meanwhile Ichigo and Fullmetal had drawn a double shift night patrol detail. Ed’s younger brother Alphonse Elric had opted to tag along to keep his older brother out of mischief. After all Al felt responsible for his brother’s punishment. ‘Cowgirl’ Ed, Moonie and her four scouts had been using Al’s armoured ‘body’ for a drum. Fullmetal had smacked one of the scouts and when Moonie retaliated Ichigo had floored her. All of this had taken place in the rec room in full view of Wing Commander Yuri Donovan. Although a double guard shift was a severe punishment both of them were lucky that the Boss had been on the bridge during that little fiasco or it would have meant the brig for sure for the pair of ‘em.

“It was your own fault, brother. You and Icchi didn’t have to hit anybody. Reisie and her friends weren’t hurting me at all. They were just playing me like a drum. What do you think Granny would say if she knew you were going around hitting little kids?” admonished Al.

Sailor Moon & Tomos

“Little? That ‘cowgirl’ and Moonie are both a lot bigger than your brother, Alphonse! Come to think of it so are Rei and Mina. Mako and Ami aren’t far behind them either. Dont forget, Al. We were protecting you!” yelled the soul reaper guy. Ed bristled and punched Ichigo’s shoulder.

“Who the Hell are you calling a tiny little shrimp, Kurosaki!” he yelled. Al grabbed his brother.

“Brother! Stop that right now. Nobody called you anything. Leave Icchi alone!” scolded the suit of empty armour.

“OK! OK! You’re always forgetting, Al that you’re the ‘Stone’ dammit! What happens if one of those kids accidentally activates you? Have you thought of that, brother? We’d all end up in Never never Land. Aw I’m hungry. Let’s eat, reaper boy.” said Fullmetal.

“Let’s wait until we finish our rounds on this level (4). There’s a rep unit at the stern end of the last hallway.” replied Ichigo. Ed nodded and they both double timed to catch up with Al.

Back in the suite that she shared with ‘Stun Gun’ Millie Thompson, ‘Derringer’ Merrill Stryfe and the quad of ‘WOOHP’ girls Neko Olson was trying (unsuccessfully) to place a relay call to a tomo (friend) of hers aboard the ‘Shalimar’ which was supposedly docked near ‘Remus’. Since the ‘Angel’ was well within ‘Daedalus’s vapor cloud the nekomata trill got no reply. Neko frowned and tried on her vidcell unit. Nothing. She tried again. No such luck.

“Crap! I wonder who the Hell Dorothy’s yakking with at three in the bloody morning! I’ll try Roger instead.” she said, however, after five more attempts she threw the vidcell at the bunk. Luckily it missed the wall and dropped on the mattress. Disgusted, Neko tossed off her kimono and crashed onto her bunk.

Neko Olson the nekomata/cat/trill/human

“Hey! ‘Pinky’ (Kome Sawaguchi the strawberry blonde teen was the ship’s comm officer) said if we broke another vidcell she wasn’t giving us any more! Be careful, ‘Kitty Kat’!” yelled Merrill from her own bunk.

“Shoot! I can’t even reach Tony Rome on ‘Kagura’ and he promised me a date after we get back to the Academy!” sulked Mandy. She wasn’t really a ‘WOOHP’ spygirl although she did hail from the LA Valley area on Terran California. When the spies had been recalled to duty both Mandy and their boss Jerry Lewis had tagged along. Even ‘Gloria’ their personal ‘CC’ program had come aboard with them.

“Maybe you texted in the wrong code?” suggested Clover sweetly.

“I texted the right code, Blondie.” snapped Mandy.

“Funny. I can’t raise anyone on ‘Dantoonine’ and that’s only a day from here.” said Alex.

Caldy with Kei and Yuri

“Do you realize that a ‘day’ here means about 200 lightyears, Al?” giggled Sammy. She was the only one of them still wearing her flight suit. At midnight she had to spell the scanning officer upstairs. Besides Sammy wasn’t the least bit sleepy. Being the electronics whiz of the team Sammy knew it could be the relay lines so she took Alex’s vidcell apart and tweaked it a bit. She tossed it back to the brunette.

“Try it now, Al. See if you can raise ‘Minerva’. Text Lalaru Davies. Remember we met her on ‘Gallifrey’ that time. Her code’s ‘LDD1′ I think.” said the redheaded spygirl.

Alex texted but got no reply. She tried seven more times then gave up.

“Maybe the main wireboxy thingamajig’s screwed up. Go fix it, Sammy.” ordered Mandy.

“Maybe you used up all your minutes, dumbbell.” giggled the blonde spy.

“What minutes?” asked Millie.

“Clover’s just being an asshole, Fatass.” explained Mandy.

“Don’t call Millie that, Mandy! Unless you want a belt in the chops!” said Merrill. Sammy pulled a flight jacket on over her jumpsuit.

“C’mon Alex. Throw something on over your jammies and we’ll check the main relay controls on the first level. I won’t get any peace until these vidcells are working again.” said Sammy.

“OK. Just a sec.” replied Alex who was yanking on jeans and a sweatshirt over her pajamas. She slipped on boots and grabbed her flight jacket and sonic screwdriver which Doctor 2 had given to her for Kurisumasu (Christmas) last year. Sammy hefted a tool box and tossed two pair of gloves to Alex.

“You carry those, Al. Ready?” asked Sammy and Alex zipped up her jacket and nodded. Both girls headed for the lift banks.

Dorothy Wainwright was a pert and cute android robot and she had appointed herself Roger Smith’s maid whether he liked it or not. When Roger and his megadeuce giant robot ‘Big O’ were ordered into battle (‘Paradigm City’ fell under both ‘UG’, ‘GC’ and 3WA jurisdiction) Dorothy naturally tagged along with them. Roger’s butler Norman had opted to stay behind and take care of the Smith mansion. Roger’s old buddy Dan Dastun who had once been a chief on the ‘PC Military Police Force’ was now a high ranking officer, a commodore, of ‘KASP’ and he resided on ‘Kagura’. Dan’s military unit was under ‘ISSP’ command and was already headed for ‘Romulus’ at full speed.

Back aboard the ‘Angel’ Merrill glanced over at her roommie Neko and grimaced. “So you still can’t raise anybody huh?” she said and Neko nodded. The trill was just about to throw her vidcell and then thought better of it and shoved it under her pillow instead.

Millie sat up from the holomag she’s been reading on her PDO and popped half a dozen chocolate truffles into her mouth.

“Mr Gene said we wouldn’t  be able to use our vidcells until tomorrow night. Something about a ‘Dead Loss Niblick’ he said.” explained Millie, cramming even more candy into her mouth.

“Millie! How many times have I told you not to talk with your mouth full? That stuff’s gonna make you fat, girl!” replied Merrill. Neko had a strange look on her kitten-like face.

“Dead Loss Niblick? Oh Christ no! Not ‘Daedalus Nebulae’! Is that oro (what) Captain Star said, Millie?” asked a stunned nekomata catgirl. Millie nodded while Merrill frowned and lit a cigarillo.

“Why? What in the Hell’s so damned special about that place?” demanded the pert Insurance girl from Gunsmoke. Neko stared at her.

“For starters it explains why the Hell our vidcells are all dead. It’s a gas cloud between ‘Minerva’ and ‘Stegeros’, one of ‘Remus’s moons. If we’re real lucky we’ll come out of it somewhere near ‘Stegeros’ and be about two hours away from ‘Remus’ by this time tomorrow night or we could be on the other side of the bloody galaxy. It all depends on which way the solar winds are blowing. It all means–” explained Neko.

“That the Boss is taking another damned shortcut.” finished Merrill. The small brunette stuck her hand in the chocolates’ box and pulled it out again- empty. “Dammit Millie! That’s the third damned box tonight! Lay off the sweets for awhile!” stormed Merrill.

“It’s the fourth box but who’s counting?” giggled Neko. Merrill threw the empty box down the recycle chute.

“Truffles. Chocolate. Assorted. Box. Large.” said Merrill and the replicator spewed out more candy.

“Take it easy or you’ll lose your trim girlish figure, Merrill.” warned Clover who was sipping a strawberry milkshake.

All over the mammoth starship vidcells were misbehaving. Finally Solo announced the reason why over the PA system. Soon thereafter ‘CC’ reported an overload of his memory banks in trying to keep up with the unusually heavy demand for holovids- mostly ancient Terran films and TV shows. Meanwhile Alex and Sammy had arrived at the main surface level and found the main grid relay control systems boxes. After perusing the conglomeration of relays and wiring for ten minutes Sammy pronounced them fine and dandy and admitted she had no idea why their comm equipment wasn’t working. Without warning a heavy hand fell on each girl’s shoulder and they were unceremoniously yanked to their feet.

“Ach Tung! Vatt are you zwei maedchen (two girls) doing down here? Vhy don’t you go back upstairs und play mitt your toys? Gott im Himmel! (God in Heaven!) Haf you two nitvits taken anything apart? (The ‘Green Baron’ Fritz von Dekker shook them harshly and they shook their heads) You are lucky I found you und not der gross (big) doggie demon! Now get back to your rooms und play paper dolls or something safe!” yelled the Baron.

“We were just trying to fix the phones, Herr Fritz, sir!” snapped Alex whose pajamas were showing over her hiphugger jeans. He grinned and tapped a few keys on his PDO and held it out for them to see.

“See that planet there? That is ‘Kagura’ and that one is ‘Remus’ where ve are going. Der big cloud in between them is vhere ve are now and das ist vhy der communicators don’t vork. It blocks der signals. Herr Solo just told us over those. (He pointed at where a PA squawkbox should have been and realized there were none on this main level because as a rule it was never used for anything. Then he smiled.) OK. Now I get it. No squawkboxes down here so you didn’t hear the announcement. Can I trust you to go back to your quarters, liebchen (children)?” said the Baron and he released them. They nodded, saluted and dashed for the lift banks.

“Ach! To be a young vhippersnapper again. If only–” mused Fritz and he continued his rounds.

“Did you hear the news, guys? We got no vidcells until tomorrow night darn it!” sulked Mandy.

“Yeah. We heard. We ran into the old ‘Iron Pilot’ himself. I thought he was gonna turn us over to InuYasha but he let us go finally. I’m going to bed.” replied Alex and she threw off jackets, boots, jeans and sweatshirt. Then she crashed onto her bunk. Sammy explained things to them and then she too sought the Land of Nod. Eventually all of the rest drifted off to sleep and peace claimed part of the ‘Angel’.

Thrice Gene was tempted to forego ‘George’ and change course but each time Han’s advice was the same. “Leave well enough alone, old buddy.”

The next day seemed endless. Mealtimes were still as noisy as ever and the dining hall was packed for the dinner hour at 1700 (5 PM).

The evening bridge crew had the bridge under vampire control with Seras Victoria piloting the ship, Walter at the helm as navvie, Sir Integra Winifred van Helsing as comm officer and Alucard co-piloting for Vicky.

Seras 'Vicky''Police Girl' Victoria, Undead

Integra lit a cigar and frowned at Walter. “What good’s a comm officer if there’s no communications?” she complained.

“About as much good as a pilot who cannot steer the damned ship. We’re stuck on autopilot dammit!” fumed ‘Police Girl’ Vicky who was chain-smoking cigarettes like crazy.

“Those things will kill you one day, ‘Police Girl’.” joked Alucard.

“Ha ha. Very funny.” replied Vicky who, like her master Alucard, was already dead, well, undead anyway.

Alucard of Hellsing Organization

Several levels below them on Sublevel 2 the ‘Ice Road Brigade’ had asked Nyssa and Kouga to teach them how to operate skysleds and skycycles. Kouga had agreed immediately but it had taken several blueberry milkshakes (liberally laced with Romulan Ale) before Nyssa had consented.

“Who’s gonna go first?” asked the wolf.

Nami from Alabasta City

“Me!” chorused Drew and Rick.

“OK. I’ll take Rick. Nyssa, you can have Drew.” he replied, shoving Rick inside ‘Everest’ while Drew helped a slightly tipsy Trakken girl into ‘Matterhorn’ and took his seat at the controls.

“Everybody buckle up and strap in.” ordered Kouga.

“Wave your hand across the console.” he instructed and a dubious Rick and Drew complied. The roar of the sleds’ mighty engines was deafening in the confined space.

“Pull back on the throttle, that thing in front of you, Mr Drew.” slurred Nyssa. The sled rose several feet above the deck.

Rick followed suit and Kouga pointed to the speed bar which was part of the steering arm.

Nyssa placed Drew’s right hand over the ‘Matterhorn’s speed bar.

“Press down on the bar but not too–” said the youkai as the ‘Everest’ shot forward at almost 200 kph or 175 miles per hour!

“Lean your steering arm hard left– now!” yelped Kouga as Rick barely managed to avoid crashing headfirst into the airlock portals.

Drew’s sled was spinning wildly out of control after Nyssa had passed out and fell into his arms. Drew was panic stricken so he simply let go of the arm and the throttle causing the ‘Matterhorn’ to drop to the ground like a pole-axed steer.

Miraculously Rick suddenly got the hang of steering arm, throttle and speed bar. He was zipping around the walls and caterwauling at the top of his lungs when–

“Vatt der Sam Hell ist going on down here!” howled Fritz von Dekker who had only just finished dealing with two miscreant kids two flights up. The ‘Green Baron’ had been dispatched to check out the flashing amber lights from Sublevel 2.

“See oro (what) the Hell’s going on down in the bays, Fritz!” were the orders trilled to him from InuYasha a few moments ago. The big hanyou was the new security chief.

“Ja sure, Herr Doggie Boy. Probably just a glitch in der systems of Mr ‘CC’ ist all it vill turn out to be.” had been von Dekker’s retort.

“Where’s that mangy wolf, Kikyo?” and ‘How the Hell should I know? He’s your tomo (friend), not mine!” had filtered through Fritz’s comlink before it had gone dead. Security HQ was Level 7 near Yuri’s office.

Fritz reholstered his blaster and yanked Eric and Bear from beneath a shuttlecraft where they had both dove for cover from the runaway skysleds.

“Joyriding vere ve, yentlemen?” roared the ‘Green Baron’ in a voice of thunder.

END of Ch 62. Ch 63 ‘The Ice Minister Tells the Truth’ or ‘Zach Confides In Saiya’ soon. Getting interesting eh? Wonder how our heroine’s gonna get outta this one? Read on and r/r/s away as always. Have a wunnerful day and sfn/sys/jm/Kami bless you all for your interest and assistance. Hooble-toodle-doo! Toodles tomos watashi-K&K

I dickered over this chapter’s titles. Let me know if I got ‘em right eh? Don’t our gus and gals play some cool practical jokes on each other? All in good natured fun of course!

Hope ya had a happy and safe Guy Fawkes’ Day! Happy Thanksgiving. Dunno if the Japanese even celebrate it but Naruto does.

A belated happy birthday to our fearless leader- Classic Kei who will be born 27 Nov AD 2121.

PS- I really do appreciate all your loyalty and support over the years my tomos watashi all! And you can take that to the bank folks!-K&K

See ya next blog post. Toodles-K&K

This chapter brings me up to date. Then I have to wind up this one and think about my next one folks- K&K

Evergreens in snow scene

Angel Wings Ch 61 ‘Into the Labyrinthe’/’Hail From the Chief’

December 2, 2009

AW Ch 61

Wow!Mar’s been injured and now that worst of all combat weapons is almost in Zorin’s cronies’ hands- Gundams! Almost as terrifying as the ‘God Guns’ or the Angels’ new toy- the r– whoops! I almost let the neko outta the sack folks! This chapter will put two close tomos at loggerheads with each other and nai it ain’t Vacuumhead and Firebrand either! Some old tomos returned and the Boss decides to head for Onsokamaru! Who’s in sick bay and how did she end up there? Why is Yuri Donovan furious? Who are the newbies? Did the truckers succeed?

ANGEL WINGS

DISCLAIMER: OK Leth darlin’, it’s all yours. First I wanna thank Mr T for the use of his Angels and stuff. Then I wanna thank everyone else who has been allowing us to use their creations here like Thom Beers for the use of his ice road truckers Hugh, Drew, Rick, Eric, Alex and Bear. I took the liberty of naming the 3WA academy in Furool City on Shimougou after Mr Haruka Takachiho in honour of his creations- the Angels. How was that, Yuri? Great, kiddo. Oh hai it sure was, Kei! Now since we left ya up in the air last time let’s get to Ch 61 without any further meandering, shall we? Why is Zack Zero back and oro does he want with Suba Marina Oki? Can Mandy keep her big mouth shut? A hint re the titles- Aw do ya expect me to spoil it for ya? Oro does this all mean? We’ll find out momentarily gang. The Boss Red Marshall’s on the warpath again! Here ’tis:-

CHAPTER 61

‘Into the Labyrinthe’ or ‘Hail From the Chief’

Junpei was busily waxing Mi-Ke the Elf Hunters’ mammoth M-17 tank while Celsia dozed beside Peachy on a blanket. Peach was the team’s pet panda who was a bit on the strange side. He crapped out rolls of toilet paper! Celsia was an Elfin queen who was accidentally trapped in the form of an adorable little puppy inu (dog). Junpei’s other two companions were Ari and Ryosko. Currently both of them were assigned elsewhere. Ari was serving as the ship’s transporter officer and Ryosko (Rees-ko) was in training learning the ropes of a tank gunner warrior back at Takachiho Academy on Shimougou. When Elie got there and innocently told Junpei that she had a ‘spell fragment form ElfLand for him’ there was nobody at all on hand to stop him from searching for it. Poor Elie!

Junpei, Ryosko, Ari and Celsia the TWHE gang on Mi-Ke their M-17 tank

You see in order for Junpei, Ari and Ryosko to return from ElfLand to Terran Japan and in order for Celsia to regain her human form they first had to collect all the ‘spell fragments’ of an ancient Elfin spell for Celsia to use. The problem was that a portion of this spell (a spell fragment) was printed or tattooed on certain female elves. The only way to find out if an elf maiden was in fact marked with a fragment was to ahem ‘disrobe’ the hapless victim! In ElfLand it was pretty much old hat it being the law there to allow these searches. Why? If the spell wasn’t performed soon both Terra and ElfLand would meld together with disastrous results! Besides which many of the elfin maids were more than ready to give their all for the Cause! Of course the trio of Hunters had long ago decided to remain in ElfLand anyway there being nothing back on Terra for them. Junpei was unemployed, Ari was a struggling actress and Ryosko was a disgruntled schoolgirl.

Now Junpei was being trained as a 3WA space tech engineer, Ryosko was an officer in training and Ari was slated to attend the Academy and become an administrative assistant to Chief Garner! To make a long story short when Junpei had heard Elie’s message he merely did oro (what) comes naturally and–

THWACK! “You big dumbass ox! Didn’t you notice that I’m not an elf for Kami’s (God’s) sake? As you can see I am not tattooed with any spell fragments! (Elie yanked her fuku (clothing or outfit) away from the big galoot whose right cheek was quite red where Elie’d belted him) I’m going behind that thing (Mi-Ke) to get dressed! I’d appreciate it if you didn’t peek! If you do I’ll beat the crap outta you!” screamed a very irate Elie who was turning crimson and was totally au natural!

Rave Master Haru, Musicaa and Elie

Junpei sulked and rubbed his jaw. “Sorry honey but you said you had a ‘spell fragment’ for me so I searched you for it, that’s all. So it’s really your own damned fault! Hey! You forgot these, love.” explained the big guy and he strolled behind the tank to return Elie’s very brief mini bikini briefs to her.

WHAM! “Pervert! Don’t you understand English dammit? Get the Hell outta here!” yelled Elie.

Haru Glory the RAVE Master with Elie

Junpei rubbed the ‘mouse’ on his left aizu (eye) and cursed. “Some people, boyo! Try to do ‘em a favour and oro (what) do you get? Grief dammit! OW!” he yelped.

“Well no real harm done, I suppose.” she said sheepishly. Now that she was clad Elie was no longer angry with the big dude who was sort of cute. “Sorry for hitting you, sir but when that nice Mr Hawking told me what to say to you–” she began explaining.

“Jimbo sent you down here? Wait’ll I tell Gene (Starwind was Hawking’s boss) about this! Hawkie’s gonna get what’s coming to him, boyo! Hey! Why the Hell DID you come down here anyway? Nobody ever visits us down here in the boondocks as a rule so why did Jimbo send you down here?” asked a curious circus strong man who had found an ice holo pack and was holding it to his swelling ‘mouse’ bruise.

Elie quickly explained and Junpei pointed to his replicator. “You idiot broad! Of course gambling aboard ship’s allowed but hardly anyone ever gambles. Oro’s (What’s) the point when we can rep up anything we need or want with that thing. Aboard the ‘Angel’ everything else is free so we can drink, smoke, play games, read holos, watch vids, play on the holodecks, anything. But if you like I can rep up cards, slots, roulette, horse racing, whatever you want, kid. Just name it, Miss Elie.” explained the elf hunter.

By now all she wanted to do was to belt that Hawking creep right in the chops in front of all his pals but Miss Vincent (Rally the ‘Cat’) had warned them that any kind of trouble at all would land the perp or perps in the ship’s brig. “Holodecks? Exactly what and where are they, sir?” she asked sweetly. Junpei grinned and explained. Then he sent her up to Level 8 where she spent a relaxing and quite enjoyable afternoon breaking the bank in Monte Carlo. She felt a tad guilty that Haru couldn’t be here with her but it was his own fault. She and Griffy had warned him about wandering around this monstrosity in the wee hours of the night but did he listen? No! Although how it was that Musicaa wasn’t caught as well was beyond the Hellcat’s understanding. Poor Rave Master- scrubbing pots and pans like a scullery maid. She giggled at the thought of Haru Glory in an apron taking orders from a woman!

Unknown to Elie the Rave Master had been released from KP captivity earlier that day and even now he was practicing his kenjutsu ryuu (sword fighting style) in the holodeck room next door to hers. The big dragon dragoon warrior had cheerfully replaced the kid in the galley. He liked that jungle gal Leila and hoped to ask her out for a drink and maybe even dinner later in the week. Musicaa was chatting up Marlene far above him in the ‘star room’ (observation deck lounge) with a thought towards ‘picking up’ the svelte blonde Brigadier! Fat chance! Griff and Ruby were tending bar while little Pluu (Haru’s carrot-nosed ‘dog’) was merrily frisking about and playing up on the command deck to most of the flight crew’s delight and to the annoyance of the temporary exec Light Yagami. Ryuuk was pushing his ethereal hand through the small pet and out again until Light shoved the white ball of fluff into the nav room and shut the door.

Belowdecks Junpei had had a change of heart over getting Jimbo into hot water (Kami! What if the Boss Lady were to find out?) and had settled down to a quiet game of pool in the rec room with Lord Ivy and Becky.

Right after dinner Winry Rockabelle was sent to ‘fetch the Boss’ to take a very important comm relay call. It was from one of those ‘G Twins’- either Andy Gooley or Chuck Garner, probably Uncle Charlie or Ojou wouldn’t have had such a kitten. Winry timidly tapped on the commander’s portal. “Enter.” came the gruff growl from within. Although only a few years older than her Winry was sometimes quite terrified of this redheaded Hellcat. She hesitaed until– “I said come in dammit!” repeated the gruff voice. Winry cringed. Nobody EVER ignored the Boss three times! She steeled herself and slid the door aside. She stepped into Kei’s parlour feeling more than ever like the proverbial fly in the spider’s den!

“A very important call for you on the bridge, mum.” said the blonde shakily. Kei yawned.

“OK. Thanks, Win. Tell YamKumi (Ojou the Terran Yakuzza princess was filling in for Kome as comm officer) I’ll take it here. (She pointed to a bank of vidscreens across the room) Have her relay it to vidscreen #3.” ordered the Boss, however, Winry shook her head.

Armstrong, Al, Winry, Roy & Edward-The Fullmetal Troupe

“Sorry, Auntie Boss. No can do, mum. It’s a ‘Tach 9′ relay and Auntie Ojou said it was an ‘FYEO’ (For Your Eyes Only) call. You have to take it on the bridge. It’s probably Mr Garner, mum.” explained the blonde automail mechanic. The Boss sighed and slipped a Mark XIII ion cannon into her kimono’s pocket. “Lead on Spirit.” she joked only Winry didn’t get the drift so Kei shrugged and pointed to the door. She followed Winry up to the bridge where Winry made a bee line for the nav room. Ojou shoved a vidmike into Kei’s outstretched palm.

“Everybody out. Clear the bridge. This is an ‘FYEO’ relay and those are my standing orders. This shouldn’t take long so don’t wander too far. Wait in my ready room if you wanna.” said the Red Marshall.

“Hullo Charlie. Oro’s (What’s) up, boyo?” she trilled and stared into the familiar sourpuss visage of Territorial Sector Chief Charles Augustus Garner who Kome called the ‘Big Cheese’. Garner was livid with anger.

“Deirdre! Where the Sam Hell are you? Why aren’t you guys at ‘Remus’ dammit? Answer me, Katie!” he howled.

Kei flared right back at him. The Boss never backed down from anyone and she gave as good as she got no matter who the Hell it was!

“Where the Hell am I? You should know that, me old boyo! You sent Zach along to babysit us, didn’t you? (As a matter of fact he hadn’t. He had not requested Zach Zero’s ‘Liberator’ specifically when he’d asked the ‘GC’ to provide an escort for the ‘Angel’.) As you already know we are half a solar week out from ‘Remus’ and we’ve got four Gundams aboard. We just lifted off from ‘Onsokamaru’ and if you don’t belive me then ask John Raven dammit!” trilled a defiant and angry Red Marshall. Garner sighed and swallowed a ‘Hydroxylein’ tablet. He washed it down with a healthy swig of ‘Galusol’ before lighting a cigarette.

“OK I apologize, Deirdre. However, I was NOT informed of your detour and I didn’t tell Zach to keep tabs on you. I didn’t even know Zero was even with the ‘Galactic Command’ for Kami’s (God’s) sake. So Zero IS there? (Kei nodded) We did ask ‘GC’ to lend us an escort for you guys but we didn’t even know Zach had signed up with them. Well, you get yourselves to ‘Remus’ just as soon as you possibly can and rendezvous with the ‘Shalimar’. That’s the contribution from the ‘Neptune Regiment’. Her skipper’s an Alan Gabriel (Kei raised her aizu (eye) brows but remained silent) Roger Smith and his ‘Big O’ megadeuce are aboard as well so with your four Gundams and ‘MEGAS’ (another big giant robot) at our disposal (Kei opened her mouth but said nothing and closed it again) we’ll have half a dozen of those metal monsters and–” explained Charlie before Kei did say something.

“Oro (What) the Hell! Where’d you find ‘MEGAS’ and how’d you blackmail Kiva and Coop into helping us out?” demanded the Boss.

“We found ‘MEGAS’ on ‘Antares 8′ and we didn’t have to ‘blackmail’ Coop or Kiva into helping us. All we had to do was to promises them not to saddle them with those two ‘Jersey Jerks’ of yours until after the fighting was all over.” answered Garner. Kei grimaced and winced.

“Gee Charlie, thanks ever so much for leaving me stuck with ‘em. You’re all heart.” replied a sarcastic tro-con. Garner ignored the comment.

“By the way just what did you find to keep them occupied while they’re aboard? Kiva says they’re useless.” asked the chief. Kei smirked.

“I keep ‘em in the galleys. Turns out they’re both great cooks. However, I’ll still be glad to be rid of ‘em, Chuck.” replied the Boss.

“OK. You be sure and relay me when you get to ‘Remus’ and make contact with Gabriel and Smith. Good luck, kiddo. Sayonara.” said Charlie Garner, abruptly blanking his vidscreen.

“I’ll be sure and do that, Chuck. Bye.” replied Kei, blanking her own vidscreen. She turned as Han peeked around the corner of the bridge door.

“All clear? OK for us to come back in now, Boss?” he asked. Kei waved him and the others back onto the bridge.

“We still headed for ‘Remus’?” she demanded.

“Sure are. A few more days, say five. Why?” said Gene Starwind.

“You got three, Cap. It is imperative that we get there with all the speed we can muster, that’s why. Try to get a relay through to Alan Gabriel on the ‘Shalimar’ of the ‘Neptune Regiment’ and trill me when you raise them. We’re meeting up with them at ‘Remus’. I’ll be on the ‘star deck’ if you need me. Later.” said Kei and she headed for the gantryway stairs. She had a Helluva lot of crap to mull over so she decided to walk down the two flights to Level 7. Voices were coming from the ‘star room’ when Kei got there.

“And then there was the time I singlehandedly defeated all six of the palace guardians, my dear Miss Angel. There I was–” said Musicaa as the redhead entered the ‘star room’.

“Singlehandedly? The way I heard the story from Leth was that Haru, Elie, Griff, Pluu and a brother-sister duo helped you out when you guy admonished those palace creeps.” chuckled the Boss.

“How ya feeling, Blondie?” she added and lit up a cheroot. Mar managed a wan smile.

“Much much better, Boss! In fact I think I should return to duty immediately, don’t you?” replied the blonde Brigadier eagerly. Kei shook her head and mouthed the word ‘nai’ (no).

“No way in jigoku (Hell), kiddo. I’m already in enough hot water with the dingbat (Yuri) and I sure as the oni (devil) don’t need to get in any more! Our medic (Yuri) says a couple of more days’ rest for you and that’s that. (She glanced at Mar’s companion and grinned) Hullo there, Musicaa. I don’t think we’vereally met yet. I’m Kei O’Halloran. Call me Kei or Boss. Glad to have you aboard, boyo.” said the Boss and she stuck out a gloved hand in greeting which Musicaa ignored and began laughing.

“What the Sam Hell are you? The floor show?” he chortled, still ignoring Kei’s hand of greeting. Mar winced and jetted her chair to the other end of the room.

3WA Lovely Angels Kei and Yuri in a dangerous mood

“Batten down the hatches, hoist the storm flags and stand by for rough weather. Here comes trouble for sure.” said an amused blonde.

“Now now, Boss. Cool it. Musicaa didn’t know that you’re the c.o. (commanding officer) so give the poor kid a break. Please?” she coaxed and Kei relented.

“OK. I guess anyone can make a mistake. How’s the view today?” replied Kei, blowing a few smoke rings. While she was facing the viewing window the blonde grabbed the silver wielder and whispered frantically in his ear.

“Listen you big dummy. She ain’t called ‘Boss’ for nothing, kid. She really IS our commanding officer.” said Mar and Musicaa blinked.

“Her? I thought you ran the ship? After all you’re a Brigadier.” he replied.

“Yeah only the Boss is a Marshall. She’s got a really hot Gaelic temper so be careful or you’ll be on the receiving end of it like your Captain D’Greele was.” whispered Mar. Changing the subject he pointed out the viewing window. “Can we see my world from here?” asked Musicaa and Mar shook her head.

“Nope. You can see only for a few thousand lightyears from here. Your world is ten times that distance from us. See that tiny red dot? (He nodded) That’s ‘Antares’ and that asteroid is ten thousand lightyears from Mars.” explained Mar. Musicaa whistled.

“So I suppose we won’t be going home anytime soon?” he asked.

“Sorry but our next stop is ‘Remus’ and that’s 25 lightyears from here. It’s that grey world over there. (Mar pointed to the West) We’ll be there in a few more days.” explained the svelte blonde. Musicaa choked on his gin rickey.

“How fast are we going for Christ’s sake?” he demanded.

“Not too fast. About 25 Warp.” answered Marlene Angel.

“More like 35 now, Blondie. Garner wants us there in 72 solar hours.” corrected Kei. A service droid had wiped up Musicaa’s spilled drink and placed another one on the table.

“Whta’s a Warp?” he asked.

“Lightspeed.” replied Kei without turning around. Musicaa stared open-mouthed at her back.

“She means the distance light travels in a single solar second, roughly 170,000 kilos (kilometres). Like I said it’s pretty damned slow.” said Mar. Kei stretched.

“Think I’ll check the bridge before I hit the sack. Blondie needs her beauty rest so don’t keep her up too much longer. G’Night.” said Kei.

“She’s kawaii (beautiful or lovely) enough already for me right now, Reds.” murmured a smitten Musicaa.

“C’mon lover boy. I’ll walk you home. Five more minutes, Blondie. Then you get to your bunk and that’s an order, Brig. G’Night.” said Kei, dragging Musicaa by the ear. She dropped him off at the RAVE Suite on Level 4.

“Really Mr Musicaa! You and Mr D’Greele have simply got to stop bringing these trollopes and floozies home with you! I am not running a flop house you know!” scolded Griff when he answered the door. Kei bristled but said nothing and returned to the bridge.

1990 Classic Lovely 3WA Angels Kei & Yuri

END of Ch 61. Ch 62 soon. Getting interesting eh? Wonder how our heroine’s gonna get outta this one? Read on and r/r/s away as always. Have a wunnerful day and sfn/sys/jm/Kami bless you all for your interest and assistance. Hooble-toodle-doo! Toodles tomos watashi-K&K

I dickered over this chapter’s titles. Let me know if I got ‘em right eh? Don’t our gus and gals play some cool practical jokes on each other? All in good natured fun of course!

Hope ya had a happy and safe Guy Fawkes’ Day! Happy Thanksgiving. Dunno if the Japanese even celebrate it but Naruto does.

A belated happy birthday to our fearless leader- Classic Kei who will be born 27 Nov AD 2121.

PS- I really do appreciate all your loyalty and support over the years my tomos watashi all! And you can take that to the bank folks!-K&K

See ya next blog post. Toodles-K&K

This chapter brings me up to date. Then I have to wind up this one and think about my next one folks- K&K

Kei as a nun?

Angel Wings Ch 60 A Kindred Soul/Unexpected Instructors

December 1, 2009

Anime/Manga » Dirty Pair » Angel Wings


keiman and kei
Author of 2 Stories
1. Chapter 1 ‘Creature from the Black Lagoo2. Chapter 2 ‘A Spoiled Drink’ or ‘The Retu3. Chapter 3 ‘Another Doctor’ or ‘Ninjas O4. Chapter 4 ‘Reunion In Time’ or ‘Closing5. Chapter 5 ‘Revy’s Raiders’ or ‘Turtles a6. Chapter 6 ‘Shinigami Shenanigans’ or ‘Bo7. Chapter 7 ‘Revy Rocks the Ark’ or ‘Feuda8. Chapter 8 ‘Two Cats’ or ‘The Doctor’s S9. Chapter 9 ‘Peri Meets Snow White’ or ‘Jo10. Chapter 10 ‘An Apple A Day’ or ‘The Spie11. Chapter 11 ‘Snake In the Bays’ or ‘Mandy12. Chapter 12 ‘Oz Meets Wonderland’ or ‘Tu13. Chapter 13 ‘Two Katanas Are Better Than14. Chapter 14 ‘Lock Up Your Valuables Lupi15. Chapter 15 ‘The Galactic Gate’ or ‘Pray16. Chapter 16 ‘Revy Meets the Major’ or ‘St17. Chapter 17 ‘Ice Road In Space’ or ‘Spac18. Chapter 18 ‘Basilisk Or Bust’ or ‘Rampa19. Chapter 19 ‘Angelic Contract Again’ or20. Chapter 20 ‘Johnny’s Angelic Insurance P21. Chapter 21 ‘Raven’s Daring Plan’ or ‘Vis22. Chapter 22 ‘Of Gysymeo and Galthorgs’ or23. Chapter 23 ‘Angel In Peril’ or ‘Reaper R24. Chapter 24 ‘Goodbye Gysymeo’ or ‘Ice Bri25. Chapter 24a ‘Goodbye Gysymeo’ or ‘Ice Br26. Chapter 25 ‘Ice Road Shooters’ or ‘The ’27. Chapter 26 ‘A Nefarious Plot’ or ‘Aizu28. Chapter 27 ‘The Final Solution’ or ‘Yuri29. Chapter 28 ‘Ghostly Gambi’ or ‘Kei Makes30. Chapter 29 ‘Springing A Trap’ or ‘Kei Ke31. Chapter 30 ‘Talk or Die’ or ‘Blue Meets32. Chapter 31 ‘Angelic Travel Plans’ or ‘N33. Ch 32’PNO’Navigational Nightmares’ or34. Chapter 33 ‘What’s In A Name’ or ‘The B35. Chapter 34 ‘Mithril Battle Armour’ or ‘B36. Chapter 35 ‘The Scarecrow of Jakotsu’ or37. Chapter 36 ‘Daddy Calls It Quits’ or ‘Th38. Chapter 37 ‘The Siege That Never Was’ or39. Chapter 38 ‘Secret Talks’ or ‘Designated40. Chapter 39 ‘Tapping A Supernova’ or ‘Ari41. Chapter 40 ‘The Two Towers’ or ‘Kei Crac42. Chapter 41 ‘The Gladys Solution’ or ‘Fin43. Chapter 42 ‘The Queen of Supernovas’ or44. Chapter 43 ‘Hyuga Transfusion’ or ‘Shado45. Chapter 44 ‘Message From the Garden’ or46. Chapter 45 ‘We’ll Leave the Lights On Fo47. Chapter 46 ‘The Big Game IIFirst Qtr’ o48. Chapter 47 ‘The Big Game IISecond Quar49. Chapter 48 ‘TBGII Halftime’ or ‘Despera50. Chapter 49 ‘TBGII Third Qtr’ or ‘Using A51. Chapter 50 ‘TBGII Fourth Qtr’ or ‘Outta52. Chapter 51 ‘Fire Meets Oak’ or ‘Hide and53. Chapter 52 ‘Garner’s Mysterious Relay’ o54. Chapter 53 ‘Charlie’s Secret’ or ‘The An55. Chapter 54 ‘Honour Amongst Thieves’ or ’56. Chapter 55 ‘Diplomatic mmunity’ or ‘Do Y57. Chapter 56 ‘The Nova Hellsing Returns’ o58. Chapter 57 ‘Angel for the Angels’ or ‘On59. Chapter 58 ‘The Trouble With Gundams’ or60. Chapter 59 ‘Monsters on the Angel’RAVE61. Chapter 60 ‘A Kindred Soul’ or ‘Unexpect

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Dragon power? Simon Legree aboard the ‘Angel’? As of 1 Dec 09 this is the very latest chapter I have written for Wings. Soon I hope to complete this fanfiction and begin another before Kurisumasu (Christmas). Sayonara and may Kami bless you all this holiday season. See ya soon- K&K

 

Haru Glory, Elie and Musicaa of the RAVE Master series

AW Ch 60 ‘A Kindred Soul’ or ‘Unexpected Instructors’

Wow!Mar’s been injured and now that worst of all combat weapons is almost in Zorin’s cronies’ hands- Gundams! Almost as terrifying as the ‘God Guns’ or the Angels’ new toy- the r– whoops! I almost let the neko outta the sack folks! This chapter will put two close tomos at loggerheads with each other and nai it ain’t Vacuumhead and Firebrand either! Some old tomos returned and the Boss decides to head for Onsokamaru! Who’s in sick bay and how did she end up there? Why is Yuri Donovan furious? Who are the newbies? Did the truckers succeed?

ANGEL WINGS

DISCLAIMER: OK Griff darlin’, it’s all yours. First I wanna thank Mr T for the use of his Angels and stuff. Then I wanna thank everyone else who has been allowing us to use their creations here like Thom Beers for the use of his ice road truckers Hugh, Drew, Rick, Eric, Alex and Bear. I took the liberty of naming the 3WA academy in Furool City on Shimougou after Mr Haruka Takachiho in honour of his creations- the Angels. How was that, Yuri? Great, kiddo. Oh hai it sure was, Kei! Now since we left ya up in the air last time let’s get to Ch 60 without any further meandering, shall we? Why is Zack Zero back and oro does he want with Suba Marina Oki? Can Mandy keep her big mouth shut? A hint re the titles- Aw do ya expect me to spoil it for ya? Oro does this all mean? We’ll find out momentarily gang. The Boss Red Marshall’s on the warpath again! Here ’tis:-

CHAPTER 60

‘A Kindred Soul’ or ‘Unexpected Instructors’

“Have the good captain brought up to my quarters. He appears to be civilized so you needn’t use a muzzle nor the shackles. Just the force beam cuffs. I’ll be waiting.” ordered the Red Marshall.

When poor Leth regained conciousness his wrists were encircled by some strange kind of glowing energy and he was seated in an armchair in some sort of sitting room. He pulled and pulled but the beams held despite his tremendous dragon strength.

“Strange. These light beams resist my strength yet they seem so flimsy. Their composition is like nothing I have ever before encountered.” he mused aloud.

“That energy beam’s base is a metal called ‘Kelvinite’, Captain. That stuff’s a thousand times stronger than steel and a few hundred times harder than adamite, oro (what) you would know as diamond. If you promise to be a good little boy I’ll have ‘em taken off. Gonna behave yourself? (He nodded) Swear?” said the redhead.

“By the sacred honour of my clan, Madam.” he intoned.

“OK ‘CC’, you can release him.” she said and the beams vanished!

“Magic and sorcery?” asked an awestruck dragon.

“Nope. Just science and technology.” replied the Boss who was now wearing her Marshall’s uniform jacket over her torn sweatshirt and cutoff jeans. Kei still wore the same red ankle boots she’d used on the hapless dragon warrior.

“As you can see I am a Marshall in the 3WA and ‘United Galactica’ so I outrank you several times over, Captain. Sorry for the boot in the gut I gave you but dammit you asked for it, boyo! Of course I did forget that a kick while in deep space is fifty times stronger than it would be on the surface of a world so I apologize for knocking your ass out. I meant to simply boot you in the gut. Oro (What) the Hell are you gawking at, D’Greele?” said Keirran O’Halloran.

“You knocked ME out with one kick? We’re in outer space? You are a Marshall and you are in charge of this fiasco? Is all of that true?” asked an astounded dragon.

“Quite correct on all counts, sir. This is indeed our commanding officer, Marshall Keirran Maureen Deirdre O’Shaughnessy O’Halloran of the ‘World Welfare Works Association’ which is the peace keeping arm of the ‘United Galactica Federation of Galaxies’ and we are in outer space. This is K-Class patrol starship ‘Lovely Angel 2′ and the Boss’s kicks do pack quite a wallop especially when she delivers them in deep space. I beg your pardon, sir. I am the ‘Central Computer Programming Unit’ of the 3WA and the ‘UG’, however, everyone usually just calls me ‘CC’, Captain Lethbridge D’Greele of the ‘Symphonian Dragoon Guards’ or would you prefer Leth? (The dragon dragoon nodded dumbly) Excellent. You need not look so shocked, Leth. I analyzed your brain’s sine waves and I have now recorded that information into my memory banks. May I wish you both a most pleasant good evening. Sayonara my tomos (friends).” intoned the for once civil ‘CC’.

Kei nonchalantly tossed her jacket on the floor and plopped down onto her sofa. Her booted feet rested atop her glass coffee table. Her deep emerald aizu (eyes) searched his reddish golden orbs. Kei indicated the replicator.

“A drink, Leth? Just call me Kei or Boss. Everyone does. We don’t stand on ceremony around her, me boyo.” she said.

“Yes, thank you. A tankard of cold ale would be very nice, Boss.” he replied.

“Ale. House. Cold. In a tankard.” she ordered and a foaming tankard of icy cold ale magically appeared.

“Your ale, Leth.” she added and poured out three fingers of ‘Jameson’s for herself. Leth stared at the girl. “We can replicate any damned thing we want but for me nothing’s quite the same as real genuine Irish whiskey. How’s your ale?” asked the Boss, downing her brew in one quick gulp. Leth took a sip and then drained his tankard.

“Hey! That is damned good stuff, Boss! (He stared at her) So it is true then? You really are in command? Really and truly?” he said.

“Yup. Cross my heart and hope to die. Marshall Keirran Maureen Deirdre O’Shaughnessy O’Halloran, 3WA, ‘UG’, commanding. At your service, Captain D’Greele. More ale?” replied the redhead.

Leth held out his tankard. “Yes, please! I never tasted its like before!” said the astonished dragoon.

“Of course not. It’s oro (what) we call ‘aoishi (blue) ale’ but it’s really a potent ‘Romulan’ fortified liquor and it ain’t unlike old Terran Erin or Ireland’s ‘poteen’. However, a replicator can duplicate anything. (She handed him a fresh tankard) Go easy on it though because it’s got quite a kick, Leth.” she chuckled.

Leth laughed. “How strong can this brew possibly be? A hundred, a hundred twenty proof?” he asked and took a helthy swig.

“Try three or four hundred proof, tomo (friend).” answered an impish Kei. Leth went even more green than he already was and spat out his last swallow all over the Red Marshall. She glared at him and then grinned. Then they both began laughing like hyenas.

“Then there was that time Yuri almost got hitched to a godfather’s kid but I spoiled the nuptials (just in time!) by blowing up the church on the day of the damned wedding! The vacuumhead still swears that I done that on purpose but I didn’t! That church was the front for a major counterfeiting ring. (Kei chuckled) I can still see her face when I crashed the party wearing that nun’s habit! Yuri must’ve thought that I’d really and truly taken the bloody vows!” howled a far from sober tro-con.

Sister Kei with a cannon! Say your prayers folks!

“Yeah only most nuns don’t run around with submachine guns, you dipstick! Hello there, Captain D’Greele. Wing Commander Yuri Donovan, her exec. Please call me Yuri. By the way how’s your tummy tum feeling? I heard that the airhead booted you in the gut. (Leth stared at the newcomer) I also do double duty as the ship’s medic and I’m as close to a real doctor as you’ll find aboard. We do have three ‘doctors’ but they are just time lords. (She turned to the repper) Tea. Earl Grey. Hot. Please.” said Yuri who seated herself at the kitchenette’s counter after picking up her repped cup of tea.

Yuri is Santa's elf and she'd melt Scrooge's cold heart on the spot!

“Very nice to meet you, Miss Yuri. My– gut is feeling just fine now. In retrospect I guess I really deserved that kick. I was trying to take the law into my hands. Dammit I really did want to end the ‘Shadow Master’s life. Haru, Elie and Musicaa would not have been very pleased at all had I done that and I am certainly glad that no authorities were around when I attempted that litle stunt!” replied Leth D’Greele. Both tro-cons gave him curious looks before grinning. Poor Leth wondered what the Hell the big joke was. Then they explained.

“We ARE police officers, Captain and out here we ARE the law. This is a K-Class patrol starship and we’re both tro-cons , trouble consultants and we are fully empowered to take whatever actions are necessary to maintain peace and uphold intergalactic law.” explained Yuri quietly. Leth repped himself up a sixth tankard of ‘ale’ and laughed heartily. “Sure and I suppose that means doing some ‘eliminating’ should the need arise?” he chortled. Suddenly the tro-cons’ smiles vanished from their faces.

“If we deem it necessary you’re damned right it does, me boyo.” replied Kei woodenly.

“Absolutely necessary is oro (what) she means, Captain.” added the svelte wing commander.

“Just call me Leth. I think I’ll turn in early, ladies. Good evening to you.” said the dragon warrior. Yuri tossed her teacup down the recycle chute and got to her feet.

“I’ll see you to your quarters, Leth. I’ll talk to YOU in the morning, Kei. Good night. C’mon Leth. Upsy daisy.” So saying she propped the tipsy dragon against her shoulder. With his arm around her shoulders and her arm around his back she gently propelled him to the lift and then up to the newcomers’ suite on Level Four. She pressed the door klaxon and waited. Suddenly the door flashed open.

“Mr Leth! Are you intoxicated, sir? Sssh! Please be quiet. Everyone’s sleeping. Thank you very much for seeing that he got home safely, Miss. Not every cleaning lady would take the trouble to help out like that. Good night, my dear.” said a small stubby grey blob that had answered the door. Yuri fumed but then she decided that in the dimness of the hallway that her uniform must resemble a chamber maid’s outfit. Before she could reply to ‘it’ the portal had swished shut leaving her alone in the dark corridor.

Inside the suite Griff (for of course it was he!) had put Leth to bed in a lower bunk. Ruby awakened and rubbed his aizu (eyes).

“What’s up, boyo? Is that Mr D’Greele? Boyo! He smells like a brewery!” yelped the frog-like creature in the top bunk. Griff put a finger to his lips.

“Sssh! He’s in his cups now but he’ll be OK by the morning. Go back to sleep, Ruby. Whatever you do please don’t wake up Miss Elie after I finally got her to sleep. Mr Haru and Mr Musicaa insisted on checking out this vessel and I hope that they don’t get into any trouble. Good night.” whispered Griff but Ruby had already dozed off.

At that moment on another level of the ship– “Halt! Who goes there? Come back here or I’ll fire dammit!” shouted Rukia Kutschki.

“Good luck Haru. You’re on your own this time.” said Musicaa and he dashed for the gantryway stairs. Haru bolted down the corridor and headed for the lift banks. He didn’t quite make it.

Leth D’Greele laughed aloud in his sleep as he recalled the circumstances of his initial encounters with the ‘Deadly Dynamic Duo’ and then ruefully recollected how he had failed so miserably at trying to outdrink the Red Marshall.

“Oro’s (What’s) the big joke, D’Greele?” asked John Raven.

“Just reminiscing, Raven. Have you known the Boss and the Duchess long?” asked the dragon dragoon guard.

“Only a few years, D’Greele but sometimes it feels more like an eternity. Don’t worry, my friend. You too will soon get used to them.” chuckled the ‘ISSP’ commander. He was rudely interrupted.

“Soup’s on! Come and get your grub!” bellowed Goat Smith’s voice over the PA system. A tall lanky guy leaned over and whispered in John’s ear.

“I hear tell this is goona be a ‘real’ not a ‘repped’ dinner, John.” drawled Captain Han Solo and Captain Gene Starwind nodded in agreement.

“Yeah I know and that ‘usually’ means that Her Royal Eminence has more bad news to give us!” added Gene glumly.

There being no room for him at the demons’ table (Arigatou Kami or Thank God!) Raven opted to join the ‘Rave Master’s party. The ‘Cowboy Bebop’ troupe, the Alchemists’ band, the ‘Pokemon’ gang and ‘Crybaby’s (Prince John) Royal contingent were their tablemates. A pert and pretty brunette with a heavy ‘surfer’ tan jetted over to their table. She smiled and pulled out a PDO (personal data organizer). She began reading a litany of tonight’s menu.

“We got Beef Wellington, Bruschetta, garlic potatoes, candied yams, veggie medley, cornbread stuffing, corn pudding, Waldorf sald, fruit compote, Sauvignon Blanc 2117, java and for dessert we have a vanilla souffle. You guys can have anything else you want but it’ll be ‘repped’ not ‘real’ homemade cooking. Edward Appledore! Stoip throwing rolls into Alphonse’s armour! Control your kid, Faye! (The ‘cowgirl’ looked daggers at her) Sorry about that, folks. Ready to order now?” asked Perpigillian ‘Peri’ Winkle Brown. Doctor 6’s Terran Miami Beach companion had been pressed into service as a waitress along with Mireille and Kira the ‘NOIR’ girls and Clover, Alex, Sammy and Mandy the three ‘WOOHP’ spies and their bratty schoolchum when Moonie and all of her sailor/soldier scouts had come down with the mumps!

Rin, Misty and Ash had all contracted chicken pox while Genie, Merrill, Melissa and Ila the ‘Rune Soldier’ treasure hunters, ‘Derringer’ Merrill Stryfe and ‘Stun Gun’ Millie Thompson the ‘Insurace’ girls and even Bulma Brief (Saiyaan Vegeeta was her hubby) had inexplicably come down with measles at the same time!

Sick Bay was so full up that Yuri had opened SB substations on Levels 4 and 1. Her mumps’ patients she isolated on Level 1 right next to the suite housing her measles’ patients.

Everyone finally decided on Tracy Edwards’ home cooked dinner extravaganza and for once there was no bad news. It seemed that this feast’s purpose was a ‘thank you’ for John Raven and his men as well as a chance for Kei to announce some good news for a change. They were lifting off for ‘Romulus’ at 0400 hours, 4 AM ashita (tomorrow) morning that being the only time a ‘window’ would be open for the next 18 solar monts. Raven was invited to bring his troops along and accompany them but John politely declined this offer. His ‘ISSP’ and ‘KASP’ troops had their own missions to complete so by midnight he and most of his forces had returned to their ‘Onsokamaru’ camps.

Lt Moran and two of his ‘sappers’ had elected to remain aboard in order to instruct the operators on the new ‘Double O Riser’ Gundams. The operators of course were Captain Jonathan Harlock and his ward Lt Neko Olson.

At 0400 exactly Gene smoothly lifted off ‘Onsokamaru’ and the ‘Unholy 4′ (Kei, Yuri, Mar, Kome) breathed a collective sigh of relief. Marlene Angel had recovered sufficiently from her near fatal ordeal to be permitted to sit in the ‘Star Room’ (Observation Lounge) on Level 7 for a few hours each day. The interim ‘navvie’ (navigator) was Zoe Morton with Nami Richards assisting her. Helping out Leila in the galley was Nyssa the Trakken girl in place of Zoe. Nat, Kome and the ‘railgun’ crew practiced constantly. Yuri, Sakura, Temari, Winry, Izumi and Ten Ten were rushed off their feet nursemaiding all the patients. With Yuri so busy and Mar still convalescing they needed a new executive officer so Kei chose Light Yagami whom (it turned out) was a brilliant strategist and a superb statistician. The sight of Ryuuk (his Shinigami death god who followed Light everywhere. He had no choice so long as Light still had the book.) was more than a bit unnerving at first, however, in a few days the bridge crews had become acclimated to the terrifying Shinigami and just ignored him. Kei spent every single waking moment on the ‘holodecks’ (Level Eight) running endless ‘God Gun’ scenarios hoping that she never had to use them. Jon Harlock and Neko Olson were drilled nonstop on the Gundams by Lt Sebastian Moran and his two callous cadre. InuYasha was appointed new security chief. Kei had reluctantly allowed Kouga the wolf youkai demon to be their new quad gunner in place of Neko. The ‘Blonde Bomber’ (Minnie Mae ‘Kitten’ Hopkins) was supervising the construction of portable bombs and grenades. Rally’s scanning partner was newcomer Elie whose other companions had all become fighting instructors. Revy Roberts the ‘Creature from the Black Lagoon’) and Emma ‘Queen Emeraldas’ (Jon Harlock’s niece) were giving marksmanship lessons to passengers and crew alike. There were ‘no’ exceptions. The mages, magicians, sorcerers, sorceresses, wizards, alchemists and the like were ordered to conduct magic lessons and hold mystical sessions. Again there were ‘no’ exceptions.

“Those durn fools are just showing off if you ask me! Looks like we are ‘all’ going to be ‘dogs of the military’ whether we like it or not!” observed Pinato ‘Granny’ Rockabelle.

Of course she was right. Granny is hardly ever wrong you know. Everone aboard was preparing for the big upcoming battle against the forces of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Count Dooku.

Granny was in the galley telling (and showing) Leila how a ‘civilized’ lady cooks dinner. Four levels above their heads Captain Kiva Nerese of ‘Starfleet’ was fuming!

Her ‘USS Coriander’ crew’s orders were simple and concise. They were to maintain the mighty ‘God Gun’ on Deck 6 which in a way really WAS Deck 6. Kiva and her crew ached for action, however, orders were orders so they had better just grin and bear it, make the best of it and hope. A few long hours after liftoff Kiva took a break and went down to the bar leaving Mr Bishop in charge of the detail.

“Ka-Mi! Do I ever hate that blasted ‘God Gun’! Ever try swabbing down a two miles long deck and then having to swab the walls and ceiling too?” complained Kiva. The Bjorn captain was covered with grease and grime from head to toe.

“Tell me about it, mum! That Sebby Moran’s a slave driver! Simon Legree could pick up pointers from him! I’m getting so woozy from that liquidy ‘Ataron’ gas we need to be immersed in to pilot those bloody ‘Double O Risers’, Cap!” agreed Neko Olson who’d been undergoing intensive training to learn to pilot those two new Gundams along with her ‘Uncle’ Jon Harlock.

“Gimme a double rock & rye, Griffy and keep ‘em coming! Holy Mother Mary! I ‘loathe’ railguns!! Now Solo’s got us doing double speed drills on the shimatta (damned) things!” cursed Lt Cmdr (Acting Commodore) Naturle ‘Nat’ Badgiruel Edwards (Tracy the chef from last evening was her husband). The nekomata human/trill/shapeshifter glanced over at the newcomer.

“Solo? I thought you were the gun team crew chief, Nat?” said a confused Neko.

“I was dammit! That is until Her Royal Eminence’s new ‘grand vizier’ (Light Yagami) decided that Han had had more railgun experience than I had! Now he’s crew chief and I’ve been demoted to loader. Where’s that drink, Griffy?” complained Nat.

“Here you go, ma’am. Sorry but when I left him this morning Mr D’Greele was still feeling a bit under the weather and I’m worried about him, ma’am.” explained Griff. Kiva grinned malisciously.

“Why? What’s wrong with the great sky dragon now, kid?” she asked.

“Well it’s true he was a little ‘in his cups’ last evening when that nice chambermaid delivered him home last evening. I have never seen her before so the girl must be new and– I say! There she is now! Excuse me! Yo! Come over here, my girl! That’s an order! (The new ‘maid’ came over) Tell the captain here (he pointed to poor Kiva) exactly what happened to Mr D’Greele last night. I say! Speak up, woman! I just gave you an order!” shouted the grey blob angrily. He was not used to uppity servants like this girl. It did puzzle him, however, why the captain, lieutenant and lieutenant commander suddenly leaped to their feet and saluted this violet-maned chambermaid, a mere servant! After all Lt Cmdr Edwards was an acting commodore so wasn’t she the ranking officer there? Musicaa grabbed Griff and boxed his ears. Then he whispered in the grey pudding thing’s ear.

“You dim-witted dolt! That’s no chambermaid! That’s the executive officer- Wing Commander Yuri Donovan! Next to Reds she’s top dog aboard this crate, stupid! Light’s only filling in for her during this kids’ epidemic we have aboard. Leth probably got himself drunk on that blue ale stuff we all ahd only he got to meet the big cheese and we didn’t, not yet anyway. Now behave yourself and gimme a Skotch & soda. Thanks.” said the leader of the ‘Silver Rhythm Band’ and he politely stood up until Yuri had taken a stool at the bar.

“White Zinfandel, please. Your Mr D’Greele will be right as rain in a day or so. He made the cardinal error of trying to outdrink the Boss and nobody can accomplish that feat, my tomo (good friend).” said Yuri.

“How’s the ‘God Gun’ detail going, Kiva?” asked the exec.

“Fine, mum. (Kiva glanced at the wall chromo behind Griff and Ruby) Look at the time. Well I’d better get back to work. Later gang.” replied Kiva.

“Yeah. Lt Moran’s gonna be sending out a search party for me if I don’t get back to class. If you’ll excuse me, ma’am.” said Neko.

“Kami! The pirate will have kittens if I’m late back for drill. Hold up, Kiva and I’ll ride up with you. Nice to see you, Wing Commander.” said Nat and she too dashed off. Yuri smiled ruefully at Musicaa.

“Well? Don’t you have somewhere you gotta be, Mr Musicaa?” she asked and sipped her white wine. Yuri unlike others of her geneology (Gaels/Irish) rarely touched anything stronger than wine or beer.

Musicaa grinned at her and lit a cigarette. He offered her one and Yuri accepted it. He lit it for her and chuckled.

“Somewhere to be? Me? Nope. I’m laying low for awhile,Miss Yuri. Last night Haru (Glory aka the ‘Rave Master’) got caught by that soul reaper babe (Rukia) and she took him to see that big doggie thing (InuYasha was new security chief). He wanted to know why Haru was hanging around the armoury and when Haru told him he was just out for a moonlight stroll the doggie put him on KP duty. Imagine that! The ‘RAVE Master’ scrubbing pots and pans!” he chortled. Yuri stared back coolly.

“Funny. I thought you were with him on that stroll? Well, weren’t you?” she asked.

“Yeah but I ducked into a stairwell and hot-footed it back to our place. Discretion is oftentimes the better part of valour, Wing Comm- I mean Miss Yuri.” he answered.

“You can drop the ‘Miss’, Musicaa. Just call me Yuri. Didn’t the Boss tell you that we don’t stand on ceremony around here?” she replied. He pointed at the retreating forms of Kiva, Nat and Neko.

“Then why’d they all salute you?” he asked and Yuri shrugged her shoulders. She drained her glass and signalled Ruby for a refill.

“Kiva’s with ‘Starfleet’, Nat was with the ‘Earth Alliance’ and Neko’s been in quite a few different armies. Disciplinary training’s a hard thing to forget, tomo (good friend) mine. (Yuri patted his forearm and stood up. She polished off her second Zinny and waved off another refill) I’ll have a quiet word with InuYasha. He’s your ‘big doggie thing’, Musicaa. I’ll tell him that Haru’s not a spy and he’ll rescind the punishment. We certainly can’t have the ‘RAVE Master’ getting dishpan hands now, can we?” she giggled.

A striking young redhead was sipping a strawberry ice cream soda at another table in the rec room. She glanced across at the big guy who was shring the table with her. Taller than Haru but not as tall as Musicaa or Leth he was impressive. His name when she had asked Faye Valentine was James ‘Jimbo’ Hawking and he was Gene Starwind’s first mate on his ‘Outlaw Star’ freighter ship. Now he mainly co-piloted when needed or just lounged around. Faye had told her that from one fellow gambler to another ‘Jimbo’ knew where to find the best action aboard the ‘LA2′ but she also told Elie that gambling was not permitted by the 3WA and ‘UG’ higher-ups either. This was of course, as we all know, a bald-faced lie of the highest water!

“Where can I find some action around her, Mr Hawking? Miss Valentine said you knew all the places aboard ship.” asked Elie suddenly. ‘Jimbo’ and Faye exchanged winks and the ‘cowgirl’ smiled impishly. She mouthed the name ‘Junpei’ and pointed at the deck floor. Hawking raised his glass for a refill. Faye took the refill from Griff and walked over to ‘Jimbo’ and Elie.

“Here ya go, ‘Jimbo’. Did you tell this kid about the big game going on downstairs? The ‘Elf FragmentsPoker Session’ with Junpei?” said Faye stifling a giggle.

“No, not yet. Faye, that’s pretty high stakes, ya know! Can this kid handle it?” asked a suddenly serious James Hawking. An actor extraordinaire is our ‘Jimbo’, that he is!

“I’ve got plenty!” cried Elie brandishing a wad of ‘Symphony Notes’, the currency of ‘Symphonia’.

“Put those away before somebody sees them.” seethed Faye.

“OK I’ll give you the details, kid.” said ‘Jimbo’ and Faye folded her arms and stalked away.

“My advice to you, kid, is to forget it. That game’s not for you, trust me!” said Faye, ordering another double Skotch.

“You sure about this, Miss Elie? (Elie nodded eagerly) Go to the third lift car over there and tell it to take you to ‘Sublevel 2. Western Quadrant’ and then locate Slot 10-R. You can’t possibly miss it because it’s got a mammoth M-17 tank in it. The guy there is named Junpei. Tell him that you have a spell fragment from Elfland. You understand that? (Ellie nodded again) Good. Don’t forget it. That is the code we use because both the ‘UG’ and the 3WA frown on gambling, Miss Elie. (He pointed at Elie’s twin thundersticks) Better leave those noisemakers with me. No weapons are permitted belowdecks. (Elie reluctantly unbucked her weapons belt and handed it and her twin blasters over to Hawking.) Good luck, kiddo.” said ‘Jimbo’ and crossed his fingers. Elie crossed hers and hurried over to the lift banks. She’d no sooner left when ‘Jimbo’, Faye and half the rec room’s occupants burst out laughing. It seemed everyone was in on this prank.

“You do know oro’s (what’s) going to happen when she recites that doggerel litany to our Junpei, don’t you?” asked Jamie Wilson and Hawking nodded.

“And do you know oro’s (what’s) going to happen when Miss Elie tells anyone who sent her down there to say it, don’t you?” asked Goat Smith. Again ‘Jimbo’ nodded albeit no as confidently as before.

“Well she’s the one that wanted some action and Junpei is just the guy to give her some for sure!” chortled Faye Valentine who was already three sheets to the wind.

END of Ch 60. Ch 61 soon. Getting interesting eh? Wonder how our heroine’s gonna get outta this one? Read on and r/r/s away as always. Have a wunnerful day and sfn/sys/jm/Kami bless you all for your interest and assistance. Hooble-toodle-doo! Toodles tomos watashi-K&K

I dickered over this chapter’s titles. Let me know if I got ‘em right eh?

Hope ya had a happy and safe Guy Fawkes’ Day! Happy Thanksgiving. Dunno if the Japanese even celebrate it but Naruto does.

PS- I really do appreciate all your loyalty and support over the years my tomos watashi all! And you can take that to the bank folks!-K&K

See ya next blog post. Toodles-K&K

This chapter brings me up to date. Then I have to wind up this one and think about my next one folks- K&K

This pix I call Kei through the looking glass or the many faces of Lovely 3WA Angel Kei.

Kei through the looking glass/The many faces of Kei of the 3WA

Angel Wings Ch 59 Monsters on the Angel?/RAVEing Lunatics?

November 19, 2009
Flash Kei with a Mark XX ion cannon

Flash Kei toting her fave long range weapon- a Mark XX ion cannon.

 

AW Ch 59 ‘Monsters On the Angel?’ or ‘RAVEing Lunatics?’

Wow!Mar’s been injured and now that worst of all combat weapons is almost in Zorin’s cronies’ hands- Gundams! Almost as terrifying as the ‘God Guns’ or the Angels’ new toy- the r– whoops! I almost let the neko outta the sack folks! This chapter will put two close tomos at loggerheads with each other and nai it ain’t Vacuumhead and Firebrand either! Some old tomos returned and the Boss decides to head for Onsokamaru! Who’s in sick bay and how did she end up there? Why is Yuri Donovan furious? Who are the newbies? Did the truckers succeed?

ANGEL WINGS

DISCLAIMER: OK Pluu darlin’, it’s all yours. First I wanna thank Mr T for the use of his Angels and stuff. Then I wanna thank everyone else who has been allowing us to use their creations here like Thom Beers for the use of his ice road truckers Hugh, Drew, Rick, Eric, Alex and Bear. I took the liberty of naming the 3WA academy in Furool City on Shimougou after Mr Haruka Takachiho in honour of his creations- the Angels. How was that, Yuri? Great, kiddo. Oh hai it sure was, Kei! Now since we left ya up in the air last time let’s get to Ch 59 without any further meandering, shall we? Why is Zack Zero back and oro does he want with Suba Marina Oki? Can Mandy keep her big mouth shut? A hint re the titles- Aw do ya expect me to spoil it for ya? Oro does this all mean? We’ll find out momentarily gang. The Boss Red Marshall’s on the warpath again! Here ’tis:-

CHAPTER 59

‘Monsters On the Angel?’ or ‘RAVEing Lunatics?’

“Sorry I asked!” said a visibly shaken Hugh who now busied himself testing his brakes. Rebecca took a quick pull from her ‘medicinal’ flask.

“Wanna trade places, Ivy?” she whispered but the Dark Knight shook his head.

“Sorry but I feel safer with a man of God than I would with a blasphemer, Rebecca dear.” he replied and Becky smiled ruefully.

“Well we did say we wanted to help out so I guess I will just grin and bear it. Good luck, Lord Ivy.” said the shaken redhead.

“May God protect us.” replied Ivy solemnly.

“Don’t you go starting up now, milord. One preacher’s quite enough.” chortled Hugh.

“How does the road look up ahead, Lord Drew?” trilled Rebecca after they had rumbled on a few hundred more metres.

“I dunno.” was his reply.

“Then find out you idiot! I don’t wanna become part of this tunnel’s wallpaper down here dammit!” trilled the Polar Bear angrily.

“All clear ahead, Hugh. I’m sending you a picture.” trilled Drew.

“Got it, Lord Drew. Keep a wary aizu (eye) out for trouble. Thanks.” trilled Rebecca.

Meanwhile Eric and Bear were engaged in a heated discussion over who should drive the reverse rig while the hanyou and the youkai looked on worriedly.

“I insist, Bear. I will go backwards.” said Eric.

“No no, Eric. I insist that you lead us.” replied Bear.

“I don’t like riding in that beast at all but I sure as Hell don’t wanna ride up that hole backwards!” howled InuYasha.

“You dumb mutt! Whassa matter? Little mongrel got claustrophobia or are you just plain scared?” needled Kouga.

“I’ll show you who’s scared ya mangy wolf!” shouted the big hanyou angrily.

After Jon Raven had separated the two combatants he whirled on the truckers.

“Will you two make up your shimatta (damned) minds already! Hugh and the minister are gonna be at the first kilo marker soon. Maybe it will be best that the old one leads and the younger one follows. Do it and that’s an order, boyos!” snarled an impatient ‘ISSP’ crew chief. Rick and Ichigo’s sled had left ten minutes ago. Finally Bear and the hanyou left carefully followed by Eric and the wolf.

“How do you like riding backwards, ya mangy wolf?” chuckled InuYasha.

“It’s a little bit like that train ride we took on ‘Kagura’, Mutt. Not too bad once ya get used to it.” trilled Kouga.

“That was a damned roller coaster, stupid!” said Ichigo. “Rick’s sick again, Bear so I’m sending you a strip. Looks peaceful enough ahead- so far. Boy am I glad that we only got a few more miles left to go. This cave is really spooky.” added the soul reaper teenager. Unlike the demonic trio Rick DID have claustrophobia and it was getting worse. Ichigo glanced over and grinned.

“Only a few more miles and we’ll be topside. Hang in there, Rick. Take deep breaths, keep calm and for Heaven’s sake use those damned barf bags! I just had this skysled cleaned for Christ’s sake!” yelled Kurosaki.

“Sorry Ikki but closed in places really make me sick.” replied Rick.

“It’s Icchi Rick not Ikki. Just take it easy and you’ll be fine.” said Ichigo.

Two rockslides and three near cave-ins later Hugh and Alex arrived on the surface preceded by Drew and Naraku’s team. Alex had been holding an impromptu prayer session until Moran politely told them to back off so the Titan-sized Gundam could be unloaded. All went well and soon ‘pattern enhancers’ (transporter markers) ringed all hands as well as both rigs, the skysled and the first of the Double O Riser Gundams. He turned to Rebecca and saluted.

“We’ll have Lt Ari beam your group up first, ma’am. That is after your second group gets here.” explained Moran who had been sent up ahead of the convoy by skycycle so Raven’s exec could oversee their arrivals. Moran’s ‘KASP’ patrol team was busy handing out repped food and beverages to the grateful truckers, their guards and their escorts. Moran picked up the vidmike from his skycycle.

“Lt Ari? Moran here. First shipment here and prepped for pickup. I’ll advise you when the second one arrives so stand by. I’m sending up the Gundam groups one at a time. Over.” trilled Lt Sebastian Moran, a direct descendant of Professor James Moriarty’s infamous sidekick Colonel Sebastian Moran. Raven’s ‘borrowed truck push’ Lt James Moriarty was likewise a direct descendant of the dastardly Professor James Moriarty, the ‘Napoleon of Crime’ as Sherlock Holmes once described him.

However, neither lieutenant was in any way like his namesake ancestour thank Kami (God).

“Roger that and willco. Ari out.” trilled the Terran actress who was currently serving as the ‘Angel’s transporter officer.

“Roger. Moran out.” trilled the exec. “Moran to Chief Raven. First package received and addressed. Awaiting second parcel. Over.” he trilled.

“Good work, Seb. Advise me when you are ready to execute transfer of both parcels. Raven out.” trilled his superior.

“Roger willco, sir. Moran out.” trilled his young lieutenant.

“Steep upgrade ahead. It should be visible on your vidscreen, Bear.” trilled Rick who had finally recovered enough to return to his scanning duties.

“Yeah pal we see it. Thanks.” trilled InuYasha. “Hey old man! Rick says we got a little hill up ahead.” he said to Bear who frowned.

“Respect your elders, Dog Boy! Trill Eric and Wolfie and tell ‘em about the hill. Tell Eric to drop his gears down to five on my mark. Got all that?” said Bear and the big hanyou nodded.

“Yeah. OK. Hey animal! We got a hill coming up. Tell the ladies’ man beside ya to drop his gears down to five on the old man’s mark. OK?” trilled InuYasha. A few seconds passed.

“Yeah, I just told him, Dog Breath. He said to have Bear tell you, you tell me and I’ll tell him. Does your puny canine brain comprehend all that stuff, Mutt?” trilled Kouga.

“Stop screwing around on the comm relay you guys! That ‘little hill’ is ‘Dead Man’s Leap’ and its one Helluva lot steeper than it damned well looks! At the top it drops off by forty degrees to a slick downhill slope. Hugh almost fishtailed there so be careful and keep the chatter down. That’s an order, demons. Moran out.” trilled the exec.

“Roger that, sir. I believe they both heard you. Kurosaki out.” trilled Ichigo.

“Ready? Three, two, one, mark.” relayed InuYasha to Kouga to Eric. At that same exact instant both Eric and Bear dropped into fifth gear and climbed slowly to the top of the ‘leap’ where each trucker downshifted to the lowest gear on their gear boxes. Feathering their brakes and intoning prayers like monks they both reached the ‘leap’s foot safely. An hour later they merged into waning daylight preceded by Rick and Ichigo’s sled. Soon the second parcel was all ready to go.

“Moran to Chief Raven. All systems go, sir. Ready to execute. Over.” relayed Lt Moran to John Raven.

“Well done. Proceed with mission. Relay me when completed. Raven out.” trilled Raven.

“Roger willco, sir. Moran out.” trilled his exec.

“Lt Moran to Lt Ari. You have the first set of coordinates, correct? Excellent. Beam them up, ma’am. Over.” trilled Seb Moran.

Hugh, Alex, the ‘Dark Knight’, Rebecca, Naraku and Drew vanished along with their cargo, rigs and skysled.

“Success, Lieutenant. Got ‘em. All safe and sound. God almighty! That thing is huge! You sure there’s nobody inside of it, sir? Yeah? OK I’m ready for the other one whenever you are. Over.” trilled Ari.

“Well done, Love. You have received the second set of coordinates, ma’am? Good. Energize. Over.” trilled Moran once again.

“Second set received and contained. Man are these things eery! Sorry Seb but I’m placing a Level Ten force field beam around both of those monsters. Got a message for you. Please advise Commander Raven and his adjutant as well as all your men are cordially invited to dinner aboard the ‘Angel’ at 1900 hours, seven o’clock this evening, Lt Moran. Over.” trilled Ari.

“Roger that, Ari. See you at seven. Moran out.” trilled the young ‘KASP’ officer.

“Moran to Chief Raven. Mission accomplished, sir. We are invited to dinner aboard ship at seven and I think we’d better be there, John. Maybe we’ll find out oro (what) Reds is up to next. Over.” trilled Moran.

“I think you may be right, Seb. Better post a guard at that tunnel entrance although by now Dooku and Thrawn have probably written off both this place and those two Leviathans as a lost cause and conceded them to us. I’ll have Jimmy (Lt Moriarty) gather the troops down here and get them aboard the ‘Angel’ by seven. You do the same with your men topside and I’ll meet you in Reds’ rec room bar at seven. Raven out.” trilled the ‘ISSP Ganymede’ commander.

“Roger willco, John. Moran out.” trilled the ‘KASP’ lieutenant.

Accordingly ay 1900 John, Sebastian and James along with most of their ‘ISSP’ and ‘KASP’ sappers and officers were seated in the rec room at the massive bar aboard the ‘Lovely Angel 2′.

“No doubt about it, lads. This has got to be the best stocked tavern in the cosmos and Reds always has the very best liquors to boot.” announced John Raven.

“Amen! I’ll drink to that!” agreed a hulking seven and a half feet tall dragon sporting grey ‘railroad tracks’ (captain’s bars) on his shoulders. Captain Leth D’Greele had been picked up by the ‘Angel’ several days ago when he’d been discovered on a tiny asteroid accompanied by an ash blonde teenaged boy named Haru Glory, a feisty red-headed girl named Elie who appeared to be slightly younger, a twenty-something dark-haired youth named Musicaa, a roly poly frog-like thing named Ruby, a chicken roquette-shaped greyish thing named Griff, a white carrot-like nosed ‘dog’ named Pluu and a huge giant of indeterminate age who kept shouting about ‘shadow stones’ and revenge. In Jon Harlock’s opinion they had all just escaped from the ‘Arkham Asylum’ looney bin on ‘Quorostan Ten’! Fortunately as it turned out most of them were heroes on their own world and pretty damned good fighters except for the whiny frog, the grey coward and the sleepy dog.

However, with the sole exception of the ‘shadow stones’ lunatic who was confined to a brig belowdecks all of them were billeted together. When Jon and Emma had interrogated the thing in the brig they were both certain that he was definitely from ‘Arkham’.

“I am the ‘Shadow Master’ and I will destroy the Universe! You cannot keep me here! No prison can hold me! I am omnipotent! I shall seek out the ‘Memories of the Stars’ which will point the way to the hidden ‘Shadow Stones’ and when I possess them I will use the ‘Ultimate Shadow Stone’ to release their ‘dark bring’ forces and I wiull rule the Universes!” bellowed the Titan.

“His head is bewitched, lassie.” said Jon and he shook his head. “Poor laddie.” he added.

“He’s a whack-o that’s for sure. He’s as nutty as a fruitcake, Uncle Jon.” agreed ‘Queen’ Emma Emeraldas, Jon’s niece. A disturbance in the rec room snapped Raven awake.

“Please! Allow me to put him out of his misery, sir! Please!” begged Leth D’Greele. Yuri shook her head and looked around for assistance.

“No way! When we can send you guys back home that thing belowdecks goes back with you. Until that time he stays confined to the brig. He is clearly insane, poor guy.” said Wing Commander Donovan firmly.

“He ain’t the only one, vacuumhead. Wait’ll you hear the load of Jacarondan crapola that ‘Whitey’ (Haru) and that screwloose redhead (Elie) just laid on me! He’s a ‘Rave Master’ whatever the Hell that is and she’s their world and the universes’ only hope of survival! The ‘sane’ one with the silver lasso (Musicaa) agreed with ‘em! Those pets of theirs are baka (crazy) too! The sooner we get rid of these looney tunes the better I’ll like it dammit! (Kei spun to confront D’Greele) Now you get back to your quarters, dragon! That thing downstairs is under 3WA jurisdiction ever since it came aboard and as ranking ‘UG’ officer that means me! (The Boss pointed to her own chest) You try to ‘ice’ him and you’ll answer to me! I will arrest you and I will put you in jail- in another brig! Savvy? Now get the FXXX outta here!” snarled the Red Admiral menacingly.

Instead of doing the intelligent thing and simply obeying her Captain Leth D’Greele of the ‘Symphonian Dragoon Guards’ drew himself up to his full height and glowered down at Keirran O’Halloran with fire in his red aizu (eyes). “I am Leth D’Greele, a captain in the ‘Symphonian Dragoon Guards’ while YOU are a mere female- a foolish girl! Begone from here at once lest I report your callous impudence to this ship’s commanding officer!” roared Leth.

The Boss was of course livid with rage and soon her face’s colour matched that of her fiery crimson locks. They contrasted quite nicely with her intense emerald green orbs. Poor Leth was still pointing out his ‘railroad tracks’ on his epauletted shoulders when Kei’s right boot thonked into his midsection. Slowly Captain Leth D’Greele crumpled to the deck floor.

END of Ch 59. Ch 60 ‘A Kindred Soul’ or ‘Unexpected Instructors ‘ soon. Getting interesting eh? Wonder how our heroine’s gonna get outta this one? Read on and r/r/s away as always. Have a wunnerful day and sfn/sys/jm/Kami bless you all for your interest and assistance. Hooble-toodle-doo! Toodles tomos watashi-K&K

I dickered over this chapter’s titles. Let me know if I got ‘em right eh?

Hope ya had a happy and safe Guy Fawkes’ Day! Happy Thanksgiving. Dunno if the Japanese even celebrate it but Naruto does.

PS- I really do appreciate all your loyalty and support over the years my tomos watashi all! And you can take that to the bank folks!-K&K

See ya next blog post. Toodles-K&K

This chapter brings me up to date. Then I have to wind up this one and think about my next one folks- K&K

 

RAVE Master Haru Glory & Elie

The RAVE Master Haru Glory & Elie on the town.

Gundam Closeup

This closeup pix of a Gundam always reminds me of the Rittle Rattle men of Germany- a Xmas tradition.

TV Anime Guide for COD for Nov 09 Updated 15 Nov 09

November 19, 2009
Gundam in Battle

A Gundam battling with allies.

Monthly Anime on TV Viewing Guide for Anime Programming on ComcastOnDemand Channels:

NOVEMBER 2009- Updated 15 Nov 09

If you’re a Boss fan (Bruce Springsteen not our Boss Kei O’Halloran that is) you might like to know he has a younger sister Pamela an actress. Currently she is starring as a female Jason Voorhees (Angela Baker in her case) in two Friday the 13th spoof films- Sleepaway Camp II and III. There was an original SC but she ain’t in it. There were also SC IV and V and VI comes next year. It’s called Reunion so Pam may be in it. Dunno about IV or V. She may be in them as well. It runs on Fearnet under Free Movies so be warned- blood and guts galore!

COD/CE/AdultSwim/Action

Code Geass (Ep 22)
Death Note (Eps 4-5)
Ghost in the Shell/SAC (Eps 16 to 18)
InuYasha (Eps 146 to 149)

COD/CE/AnimeSelects is back. CE/FunimationAnime/AnSel now has Eps 13 to 15 of GundamSeedDestiny and Eps 7-8 of Vampire Princess Miyu. Sadly Anime Network is no longer available OnDemand. Sorry.

Regrettably I will no longer be listing anything anime nor cartoon from COD/Kids except for movies. There are just too many to keep following them. Again sorry for the inconvenience. Be warned, however, that many anime/cartoons/movies/series here can be pay per view especially the stuff under COD/Kids/All Movies.

COD/CE/IFC/Anime

IFC Alert: This just in folks- IFC has added Basilisk a Hieian Era Samurai/Ninja anime series to its lineup. For us it’s Tuesdays at 11:30 PM ET. Check your TV schedules in your area.

COD/CuttingEdge/FunimationAnime ( Some are listed under Movies&Events too):

These titles are available under both Cutting Edge/Funimation Anime and Movies & Events/Funimation Anime. These titles are first episode free and 99 cents per each successive episode:

D. Gray-Man (Eppys 37 to 39)
Spice & Wolf (Ep 2)(NEW)(Allegorical yarns)
Nabarino No Ou (Eppys 16 to 17)
Blassreiter (Eppys 13 to 14)
Nana (Eppys 17 to 20)
Dragonaught (Eppys 9 to 12)
Hunter X Hunter (Eppys 7 to 10)
El Cazador (Eppys 1 to 6)(NEW)(Bounty hunter finds amnesiac girl who is wanted Dead or Alive)

Specials:

Blassreiter P1 (Eps 1 to 5)($2.99)
Case Closed 3 Movie ($2.99)
Dragonaut P1 (Eps 1 to 5)($2.99)
My Santa OVA (Newly born Santa meets Mai a Santa in training and–)($2.99)

These Funimation Anime titles are free:

Drama-Comedy:

Air Gear (Eps 9-10)(NEW)(Young folks training to be pilots)
Case Closed (Eps 40 to 41)
Negima! (Eps 8-9)
Shuffle! (Ep 8)

Action-Fantasy:

Mushi Shi (Eps 25-26)
Sasami (Eps 23-24)
xxxHolic (Eps 13-14)(Addicted to Sorcery & Witchcraft? This your mug of java)(New)
Solti Rei (Eps 9-9A)(NEW)(Not sure what this one is yet)
Tsubasa Chronicles (Eps 9-10)(Tsubasa is a submarine I think)

Ah My Goddess (Eps 13 to 16)(NEW)(A goddess enrolls in school)(FREE)
Glass Fleet (Eps 1 to 4)(NEW(FREE)(Evil Imperial Space Fleet vs Good Glass Fleet Pirates)

All pay per view anime available under Movies & Events/ Funimation Anime(includes above ppv titles)

Movies-Specials:

These are $2.99 each to view:

Blassreiter P1 (Eps 1 to 5)($2.99)
Case Closed 3 Movie ($2.99)
Dragonaut P1 (Eps 1 to 5)(Dragons and pretty dragonaut mistresses do battle vs evil forces)($2.99)
My Santa OVA (Newly born Santa meets Mai a Santa in training and–)($2.99)

Anime Select:

Gundam Seed Destiny (Eps 13 to 15)
Vampire Princess Miyu (Eps 7-8)

This next section of COD/Kids may have changed. Remember onegai that I only keep the Kids/Movies and Kids/Free Movies updated now. As far as I know all the kiddie stuff and teen stuff under Kids is still there albeit later eppys than I have here. Ditto for the Free Movis and Premium Channels sections for kid stuff. Check it out if you’re interested at COD:

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz/StarzKids

Hansel & Gretel
The Pagemaster
Ferngully (Amazon Adventure)
Chronicles of Narnia 2/Prince Caspian
Iron Giant
Wall-e
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Batman & Robin
Follow That Bird!
Thunderbirds on Patrol!
Secret of NIMH II
Comic Books Unbound
Anime: Drawing Revolution
Bolt (Travolta’s a dog/Hannah Montana’s a cat)
Wubbzy’s Big Movie
The Witch’s Dance (Princess Sydney wants a witch to turn her into a pumpkin!)
The Happy Cricket

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore/Kids

The Pagemaster
An American Tale (Spielberg’s Russian mouse adventure animated film)
Daffy Duck’s Movie and DD- Quackbusters
Ferngully
Dr Seuss- Grinch w. Jim Carrey
Persepolis (Unusual anime re a girl coming of age in Iran)
Nightmare Before Christmas (Xmas meets Hall-o-we’en a la Tim Burton)

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore

Resident Evil 3
Mimic
Tokyo Raiders
Cowboy Way (Raunch anime re horny cowboys- Rated X)

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz/AllMovies

Spiderman 3
Underdog
Untraceable
8 Women (A superb mystery- French w/ English subs)

COD/PremiumChannels/Max/Movies

Incredible Hulk
Fantastic Four 2 (Silver Surfer)
New Wolverine flick (Sneak Peek)
The Mummy 3/Dragon Emporer (stars Jet Li)
Kung Fu Panda
Jumper (Goku’s DB powers of instant transmission- don’t let Uncle Sam find out!)

COD/PremiumChannels/Movieplex

God’s Gun (Yeah a Western but well if you’ve read my ff’s you’ll get the irony)
Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton has 9 due out soon so don’t miss it)
Sneakers (Robert Redford a computer nerd? Better believe it. Dan Ackroyd too!)
See balance of titles at beginning of guide above.

COD/PremiumChannels/HBO/Movies/AllMovies

AI (Artificial Intelligence- Animated Androids)
Babylon AD (Vin Diesel in futuristic NYC. Based on game)
City of Ember (Kids saving subterranean city)
Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg is still invincible. Even against Aesir birds!)
The Dark Knight (Batman and he’s got Arkham Asylum game out now)
The Incredible Hulk (Not as incredible as Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno were)
Hellboy II- The Golden Army
Kiltro
Nancy Drew
Kung Fu Panda
The Golden Compass
Titan AE
X-Men

COD/Kids/CartoonNetwork (No change from May for any of Kids shows):

Ben 10 Alien Force (Eps 1,2,25,26)
Total Drama Island (Cartoon but animeish fun. Better than ‘Survivor’ reality game show which it mimics!) (Eps 18 to 22, Total Drama Drama Special Eppy)
Secret Saturdays (Cartoon or anime? Very like old Johnny Quest shows)(Eps6,7,11 to 14)
Bakugan (Eps 8 to 16)(Dueling tops to save the world BION! Small fry fare)

COD/Kids/DisneyXD

Iron Man (Cartoon but animelike)
Titles: Grim Reaper

Spiderman (Ditto as above)
Titles: Menace of Mysterio; Alien Costume- Pt 1; Spider-Slayers

Pucca (Chop Socky fun cartoon)
Titles: Chop Chewie; Chef Napped; Tame That Toon; Fab Abyo

Yin Yang Yo! (Cartoon like ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ and pretty decent)
Titles: Camp Magic Pants; Clown-Fu Fighting; Skirting the Issue; For the Love

X-Men (Could be anime or cartoon. A great series and great flicks. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine in films) hosted the Oscars)
Titles:The Cure; Slave Island; X-Men: Cold; Unstoppable

Aaron Stone
Titles: First Strike, Hero Rising (Parts 1-2), Timeout, Rockin’ the Free

COD/Kids/KidsWB

Thundercats (A very rare anime and Mama has been after it for years!) (Eps 112 to 116)

(Entire Thundercats series now available on 7 DVDs for $60 at mytvshowdvds.com)

Batman Beyond (Animelike cartoon w/ old Bruce training new Batman) (Eps 201 to 207)

The Batman (Cool animelike cartoon w/ Rimo (Ray’s bro) Romano as the Batman) (Eps 212 to 213 and 301 to 303)

COD/Kids/Bomerang

Nothing this time I’m afraid.

COD/Kids/Free Movies

Not this time kiddies. Sorry!

COD/Kids/Kids Movies(Pay Per View films)

Aladdin (Robin Williams is the genie) $2.99
Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who (Jim Carrey is Horton) $4.99
City of Ember (Save the glittering city!) $4.99
Kung Fu Panda (Jack Black the fighting panda) $4.99
Madagascar 2 (Lost animals again) $4.99
Open Season 2 (Deer leads animals against hunters again) $4.99
Pocahontas (Indian girl loves nature and Smitty) $2.99
Return to Neverland (PP must rescue Wendy from Hook years later) $2.99
Wall-E (The Oscar winner of 2008) $4.99
Atlantis the Lost Empire $2.99
Inkheart $4.99
Pink Panther 2 $4.99
Tale of Desperaux $4.99
TMNT (The turtles are back) $2.99

The Wiggles (13 movie skits @ $2.99 each)(Regular eppys are free at Kids/PBS Sprout. The Wiggles are a down under Aussie music quartet for kids. Meet Greg Page, Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook who join Sprout’s morning lineup weekdays at 6 AM ET starting Monday 24 August. Sure to appeal to the small fry!

Next bunch are all ppv and are all holiday themed films:

Twelve Dogs of Xmas
All Dogs Xmas Carol
Aliens in the Attic (Not holiday but a great funny flick)
Babes in Toyland (1961 and 1997 versions)
Bah Humduck & A Looney Tunes Xmas (2006)
Barney’s Xmas Star
Bob the Builder’s Xmas
Xmas Carol (1938)
Xmas Story (Kid wants a BB gun for Xmas)
Dennis the Menace Xmas (2007)
The Nutcracker Ballet (1993)
Home Alone (Versions 1 to 4)
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Xmas (2004)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947 and 1994 versions)
Monsters vs Aliens (Cool animated flick)
Mr Magoo (this is hilarious)
The Nutcracker (1986)
Pinocchio’s Xmas (1980)
Rudolph’s Shiny New Year
Rudolph & Frosty’s Xmas in July
The Santa Clause (1994)(Tim Allen as St Nick)
The Original Wiggles Xmas Show (2003)
Many more- check listings

COD/Kids/4KidsTV

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Back to Sewer)
Titles: Back to Sewer #6; Hacking Stockman; Search for Splinter- Pts 1-2; Turtles Space- Pt 1

Yugioh 5 D’s
Titles: Duel to Remember; Lockdown Duel (Pts 1-2) Fire It Up; The Takeback (Pts 1-2)

Chaotic (Weird one but a cartoon) (Eps 147 to 149)
Dino King (Another oldie weirdo cartoon) (Eps 140 and 142)

COD/Kids/Kabillion

Spiderman
Titles: Cosmic Quantum-Ep 7 and 18 (CQ is in almost every Kabillion section here); Spiderman- Disabled and Scam; X-Men: Mutant, Past, Rogue, Wolverine and X-Impulse

Transformers
Titles: CQ- 18; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David; Transformers- Eps 13, 19, Sound

Godzilla
Titles: CQ-Ep 7; Dennis the Menace- Band; Godzilla- Eps 6 and 9; Rocket: Earth Day and Rockin’, Skateboarding

Men In Black
Titles: Men In Black- Eps 7 and 9;Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,12,18

GI Joe
Titles: CQ- Eps 7,12,18; GI Joe- Eps 11-13; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David

New GI Joe:Rise of Cobra coming 7 August to theatres. Don’t miss the preview on Adult Swim at midnight ET Sunday night!

Ghostbusters
Titles: Ghostbusters- Eps 3 and 6; Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,18

Code Lyoko & More
Titles: Code Lyoko- Earth, Seeing, Start; Kiteboarding; Surf: Kalani David; CQ- Ep 18

COD/FreeMovies/Trivia&Games (FREE)

TV Trivia: Disney Ch 1; Friends 2; Jr. 4; Seinfeld; TV to Go 1

Channel 1 Challenge: A&E Challenge 2; Anime Challenge 2; Kids Challenge 2; Life&Home Challenge 2; Music Challenge 2; Sports & Fitness Challenge 2

Quizzo: Entertainment 1 to 3; History Round 1 to 3

Scene It? Trivia: Disney 5; Disney Channel 1; Disney to Go; Friends 2; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Jr. 4; Movie 5 and 6; Seinfeld; Star Trek; TCM 4 and TV to Go 1

Trailer Trivia: Various movie trailers with a special Tom Hanks category

Movie Trivia: Disney 5; Disney to Go; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Movie 5 and 6; Star Trek and TCM 4

Brainteasers: Animated Phrases 2 to 4; Pix Puzzles 2 and 3; Word Puzzles 2 and 3

Recreational Games: Same as before plus Darts 501

Big Brain Trivia: Brain Game 15 to 19 (Beg/Int/Expert)

COD/Kids/ActivityTV

Origami (Japanese art of paper folding)
Hometown Recipes (Like Chicago style pizza)
Cartooning Lessons

COD/FreeMovies/TMC:

Mortuary (Widow Denise Crosby & her kids move into haunted mortuary- she was Lt Yar on Trek)

COD/Top Picks/TV & Movie Trivia:

’80s Trivia 1; Animated Phrases 7; Friends 2; Britney Spears Trivia; Guess the Phrase 8; Harry Potter 8; Movie Trivia 7; OneTreeHill Trivia; Picture Puzzles 6; Seinfeld 2; Simpsons Trivia; Star Trek 2; The Office Trivia; Twilight Trivia; Word Puzzles 7 and Word Scram 4 & 8.

COD/TV Entertainment/AMC and TV Series/1967 The Prisoner (Eps 1 to 17 of this fine 60s cult classic starring Pat McGoohan as #6)(Ends 30 Nov 09)

Don’t miss AMC’s The Prisoner 2009 6 parter over three nights beginning at 8 PM ET on Sunday 15 Nov 09 and concluding Tuesday 17 Nov 09 with repeats each night and repeated afterwards on COD/TV Entertainment/AMC- with Jim Calveziel as #6 and Ian McKellen as #2- in the Sahara Desert near Namibia.

That’s all the FREE anime/cartoons on demand but there quite a few Pay Per View Ones here:

COD/PremiumChannels/DisneyFamilyMovies:

These run a basic subscription of $5.99 a month and only two really touch on anime this time around.

Phoenix & Carpet (A firebird and a flying carpet a la Boronov’s symphonies)

G Force Sizzle (sneak preview of new animated film which is like GI Joe)

COD/PremiumChannels/TooMuchForTV/Imports:

This service runs $14.99 a month guys and gals:

Step Up Love (Eps 1-2-3)(Guy/gal discover themselves. This series not for the younger generation unless they are over 17)

(Most of these PPV animes are definitely not for the kids!)(Fireman Sam is OK for them)

I promised to add this one under KIDS.

COD/KIDS/PBS Sprout/Fireman Sam-
These are from Season 2 and feature a revamped format, better characters and new voices.
Jupiter and Venus have blue lights and the firehouse has been repainted. Norman’s mom
Dillys and Bella are better looking and Sam’s brother puts in some appearances too.

Mother’s Helper
No Nurse Like You
One That Got Away
Paper Plane Down
Seeing Red
The Wrong Smell
When Fools Rush In

TMFT has other non-anime fare too and it’s pretty raunchy so be warned gang!

COD/Movies&Events/X-Men & Wolverine:

X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men 3 are $3.99 each
X-Men:Origins;Wolverine is $5.99
(Also available under Top Picks)

This one ain’t free:

Coraline and Coraline 3-D are $4.99 each

Here’s a few I missed from Premium Channels:

HBO:

Hellboy II- The Golden Army
Kiltro (Warrior is a demon)
Madagascar & Madagascar 2
Shrek

MovieQuest:

Brazil (Strange Monty Python flick)
Legend of the Red Dragon (Jet Li as a warrior)
Return of Sabata (a Western but wow! Maverick wasn’t this good!)

This is getting tiresome already man! Show of hands onegai of those who think we should stick to adult anime and anime related films only? After all how many 12 year oldsters we got here anyway?

From now on I’ll post this list twice monthly and I’ll keep it under ‘Files’ rather than ‘Messages’ or ‘Blogs’ (at http://www.Eons.com/groups/group/anime-a-holics/Files)

The ‘teaser’ beginning of the chapter on blog’s first page and the balance in the comment/reply is how I’ll post my fanfiction chappies from now on unless it’s a short chapter that is.

SYFY’s AniMonday (11 PM to 1 AM ET) is a double eppy of Monster (Doctor running from the law for a crime he did not do- sound familiar?) followed by Macross Plus (Computer generated hologram singer in love with two test pilots. Concludes next week).

Good news from SYFY folks! AniMonday has been expanded from 9 PM ET to 1 AM ET with the first two hours called Chiller. Chiller will feature unusual and scary anime film masterpieces beginning with Blood:The Last Vampire which spawned the Blood+ saga and a brand new live action film now running in theatres. Looks like 24 August will be Chiller’s debut. If you get SYFY in the SE PA-USA area you are still getting Star Trek-TNG reruns from 9 to 11 ET on Mondays dammit!

Hey WitchBlade the film (with Sarah Pezzini not Masane Amaha- yech!) will hit theatres in a year or so while DragonBall and Death Note are already out there showing. Many more anime based flicks are coming soon and they are filming Bebop with Keanu Reeves in Dave’s role as Spike Steigel. For Jett I’d pick LF- Larry Fishburne or even MF- Morgan Freeman. Denzel Washington or Samuel L Jackson don’t fit the mold. How about Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana as ‘Ed’ and Lindsay Lohan as Faye Valentine? (Rafe) Donnelly could be Tommie Lee Jones. Hey I oughta be a Hollywood cast finder eh? Gad, I wonder how much of a muckup they’ll make of the ‘Bebop’, ‘Swordfish II’, ‘Redtail’ and ‘Hammerhead’? I don’t think Ed’s power scooter had a name although we all know the computer she wore on her head with ‘goggle monitors’ was named ‘Tomato’!

Here’s the new Saturday night CN/AS lineup which begins earlier now for us at 12:00 AM ET following Star Wars the animated series at midnight. All times Eastern of course:

12:30 AM to 1:30 AM Bleach (two eppys)
1:30 AM to 2:30 AM Fullmetal Alchemist (Just restarted)
2:30 AM to 3:00 AM Morabito (Balsa protects Chagum from Mikado)
3:00 AM to 3:30 AM Death Note
3:30 AM to 4:00 AM Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Blood+
4:30 AM to 5:00 AM Big 0 (Big Giant Robot fare)
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM InuYasha (2 eppys once more- yay!)

In both Code Geas and in FMA some of the characters have a special logo in their eye a la Code Lyoko’s XANA logo in the evil characters’ eyes.

In both Death Note and Bleach there are specific hints as to character origins. In DN Ryuuk tells Light Yagami that any user of the DN book can neither go to Heaven nor Hell after death. So what’s left? Shinigami World meaning that DN book users after death become Shinigami death gods- right? Guess what live TV series is a DN parallel series? Hint- it’s on Showtime.

In Bleach Rukia’s Squad 13 captain (the one that is always sick as a rule) tells a subordinate that Ichigo’s friends are special with unusually high spiritual pressures. He goes on to say that he would not be at all surprised if after death they became soul reapers themselves after they had passed on to the Soul Society. Renji Abari committed a minor faux pas in this week’s eppy. While fighting one of the Arrancar Hollows he told him that by the time Kiske arrived the Arrancar himself would be dead. He apparently forgot that all Hollows are already dead to begin with. For that matter are soul reapers really alive or dead?

Ichigo, Urryuu and Chad have just met three Arrancars and their pet in the Wako Mundo desert on their way to Las Noches (The Nights) which is Aizen’s HQ fortress. Seems not all Arrancars and Hollows are bad because these guys gave ‘em a lift and are guiding them to LN. Live and learn guys. Why are they in WM? Aizen has Orihime of course!  (see new post for more)

Discovered why Moribito theme music is so familiar. Group is Arc ‘n ciel who did the GTO theme Driver’s Edge. Early OT and ET for Death Note are done by Nightmare group which is what the Black Knights and Brittanians’ Gundamlike fighting suits are called.

In FMA Ed has learned truth behind the Ishbaal massacre of fifteen years ago while brother Al has just discovered the identity of the Homunculi leader from the snake chimera Marta seconds before she was murdered by the #7 Homunculus- the Fuehrer King Bradley himself. He is Pride- the seventh deadly sin! But- who is his boss? Rose of Lior has become pals with Lira the girl alchemist who used to be with Yochi the state alchemist army lieutenant and she’s now called the Holy Mother but she has gone mute and who’s her baby’s father? The climax seems to be fast approaching and it promises to be exciting so don’t miss it gang! Hohenheim the Elrics dad is back and going after Dante. Al has become a deadly time bomb courtesy of an unknowing Scar and an evil Kimlee the Crimson Alchemist who used the red stones in Ed’s SAA watch to transmute the souls in Scar’s arm into a philosopher’s stone!

Another Bleach note- why did Aizen want Orihime kidnapped? What or who is the sojioque he has stolen which will awaken in the winter? Who is the lad newly born from its power? What does Kiske know which he ain’t telling? Can Ichigo defeat his Espada nemesis? Don’t ya just love that jutsu used by Captain Toshiro Hitagawa- reign over the frosted heavens! then the name of his zambatou? A version of it is used by the evil Dragon Emporer in Mummy 3 when Jet Li turns a field of snow into jagged ice stalagmites. Of course he has mastery over the five Chinese elements- fire, water, earth, wood and metal! If there are only five elements in Chinese philosophy then how can there be an avatar or guardian of the air- Avatar the Last Airbender? Air is not one of those elements! And who’s the looney tunes Espada poor Rangiku is stuck with?

Getting into DLs and ULs and burning CDs again. Trying to get into attaching videos to messages like I do pix now but it’s damned tricky folks!

Sherlock Holmes returns in the personage of Robert Downey Jr as the famous sleuth. Hits theatres soon.

Mama’s new read is Helma from the Tros of Samothrace series. Ho hum so far. Tros is getting interesting now- very interesting with refs to English countryside landmarks.

Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol was just excellent! I loved it. A lot of Freemason stuff in it I didn’t know. If any of you are Literary Guild members by all means check out the secret societies books they have at reasonable prices.

I have just added three plums to my anime vids collection: Complete DVD sets of Noir, Gasaraki and Tactics. I already have the complete set of Black Lagoon on DVD and partials on Blood+, Cyborg 009, FMA, Bleach and a few others. I have the first 7 eppys of Morabito and am on the lookout for the set. Bobby has the complete set of Trigun and Mama has the complete set of Gunslinger Girl and Witchblade. Anyone else have any new acquisitions to talk about? If so blog it here or post some messages folks.

Now have Bebop movie on DVD and VHS. Just got GS Innocence 2 and Haunting in Connecticutt. Thundercats came at last for Mama. Still have yet to watch DB Evolution film.

SYFY is airing Destination Truth which is like JBs old Digging for the Truth on HC. DT is hosted by Josh Bates or Gates and looks pretty good. Anyone know why SYFY considers wrestling science fiction stuff?

This just in folks! Josh Bernstein has revamped his website and is now using Twitter too. He has a fab group called JBs Group at YG. Dan Brown is on both Twitter and FaceBook now. What do you guys think about my starting an anime recipes file and a golf tips corner either here or at AH1 or somewhere else? Animeinfor.org is the only place I have ever seen an anime recipes section. As for golf tips- what can I say? I love golf- passionately even if I don’t play as much as I used to. Gomen but I just remem,bered this. Kudos to Robert the artist for hire for finding Dan Doh- probably the only anime series about golf itself! Sadly there are no dubs of it just subs. It can be found at VEOH and hulu quite easily. I’ll post a pix or two soon.

Another great show was In Search Of narrated by Leonard ‘Mr Spock’ Nimoy and I recall an eppy of theirs re the Knights Templar and Foucault’s Pendulum. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of those gems on VHS or DVD onegai let me know. A big domo arigatou in advance for your assistance. Gotta really go now and get some blogging done and maybe post Chapter 50 at last.

Just saw Kurosawa’s masterpiece 7 Samurai and started reading Angels & Demons after I finished Bored With the Rings (a LOR satire) and Fritz Lieber’s Knight & Knave of Swords which was about the two unlikely Norse heroes Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser- think of Arnie Schwarzenegger teamed up with Bruce Willis! Next chapter real soon now. Have a great day and weekend. Sayonara for now folks.

Dororo just ran on COD/FreeMovies. It was based on a manga about a warrior cursed as a demon trying to get human again and the gal warrior who aids him. Several more Japanese and Korean subbed films under FM like Triad Elections. Saw Sho Kosugi in Pray for Death which was about a modern day Ninja going on a bloody quest for vengeance in NYC! Cool!

Has anyone seen G Force yet? How about Haunting in Connecticut? Someone has suggested at FaceBook that our anime is dead. Boy did that ever open a potboiler of contention! If anime is dead well nobody told Hollywood! DragonBall, Watchmen, GI Joe, Blood:TLV, Transformers2, the list seems endless eh?

How about Tim Burton’s 9 and Pandorum eh?

I have now posted up to and including Ch 58 of Wings. I am trying to get Xmas and Wings rewritten and published. Think they will sell? A note to budding authors- Avoid ‘author mills’ like AuthorAmerica and AuthorHouse. All they want is for you to pay them to publish YOUR works! They guarantee nothing! Likewise avoid AbsoluteWriters Water Cooler for info and inspiration. They are quite negative and attempt to discourage a struggling author!

Don’t miss Showtime’s Inside the NFL tonight at 9, 10 or 11 PM ET. Play Beat the Insiders at beattheinsiders.com and join my group there- Saint K’s Anime Friends. I’m on FaceBook now you know. This is getting to be more like a newsletter than a guide. Any suggestions? I am considering a monthly golf tips column and a recipe file a la animeinfo.org. I just posted (Files) two Thanksgiving dinner menus. Comments?

Sports fans! I just started a group at Showtime’s Beat the Insiders and it’s called Saint K’s Anime Friends. Come & join me there and at FanIQ.com if you like. By the way my Saints are the highest scoring team in the league with 120 points in just 3 games. They are at 3-0 and lead their division. Our offense is #3 and our defense is #10. Quite a rise from #19 and #30 last season eh? Drew ‘Divine Wind’ Brees and his ‘4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ have outscored Detroit 45-27, Eagles 48-22 and Bills 27-7. In that last game TO never got close to a ball! The ‘Saintly Terrors’ are stepping up at last to complement our offense. Enough re that. Oro do ya think of a recipe file here and/or a golf tips column maybe once a month? Don’t worry because I have tons of recipes and loads of advice for duffers. Sorry there’s been no Ch 58 of Wings yet but I’ve been really busy with blogs, surveys, polls, reviews, guides, posts and now sports NFL groups. Soon I promise you will see Ch 58 and maybe even the end of Wings before Xmas.

A pet peeve here folks. Why is it that in most anime the characters either walk (InuYasha) or run (Bleach) everywhere they go? Didn’t the Japanese ever hear of transports? I’d love to see how Kagome could get an SUV through the well! Cars in the Soul Society’s Seretai? They’ve got wide enough roads there surely? And Ninjas and Samurai never seem to have carts, chariots or wagons although Samurai rode horses which was why they made the Zanzabatous like the one used by Zanza on Kenshin. Balsa did ride a stallion for awhile on Morabito and on Code Geas Lelouch’s ‘brother’ Rollo does have a motorbike w/ sidecar. Trains are the transport on FMA although Mustang and Hawkeye did have a car in last week’s eppy. DN and Blood+ have cars, boats, trains, planes and the like. So does GS and Bebop. Naruto has modern stuff but no transports. Guess it’s to each his own meaning whatever the creators decide.

Cult classic from the late 60s has come to IFC on Fridays at 8 PM ET. Don’t miss The Prisoner with Pat McGoohan. In November AMC will air the new Prisoner series with Jim Caveziel as the Prisoner (see new post for more on this 6 eppy show). First eppy airs Sunday 15 Nov 09 at 8 PM ET on AMC (Ch 57 on Comcast).

Latest read was Danny Brown’s excellent fifth work The Lost Symbol (soon to be a flick?) which was quite good if a bit wordy. Damned thing took me 3 days to read! With 2012 in the theatres it was quite apropos. Hints: A famous statue stands in front of the CIA HQ building in Langley and is a pivotal part of the storyline. There are a lot of hidden details in Washington DC and Dan Brown’s a history buff as well as a secret society expert. He more than proved that in Angels & Demons and then again in the DaVinci Code. By the way he’s got a very entertaining website at http://www.danbrown.com so if you like tricky logic puzzles and codes by all means visit him there.

Oro am I reading now? Sax Rohmer’s Shadow of FuManchu. He is the old-fashioned Darth Vader and the leader of a group out to save the Earth from its inhabitants. They are called The Seven. His nemesis is a Scotland Yarder named Sir Denis Nayland-Smith who with his trusty sidekick Dr Petrie pursues Dr FuManchu the same way Holmes and Watson pursued Prof Moriarty all those years. His latest escapade involves collecting scientists and killing anyone in his way. Looks like the Brits, Yanks, Russians and Aussies will have to band together to defeat Fu and Huan Tsung his sidekick. Some pair- Fu was at least 90 when Smith met him 60 years ago (Fu has the secret of eternal life. Has he discovered the FMA Stone?) and his pal’s in his 80’s! Geriatric? Far from it! Smith’s on his own this time unless you count his scientific buddy Carter who is about as useful as Zorro against Darth Vader! What a wimp!

Here’s oro the Keiman wants for Kurisumasu (Christmas) and I doubt if such a thing even exists. A wall clock (battery powered) that plays anime themes every hour on the hour. Now oro themes would it have? Nonstop Angel (DP Flash); Billy in Despair (Death Note); Life is a Boat (Bleach); Real Folk Blues (Bebop); Freckles (Rurouni Kenshin); Guardian of the Spirit (Morabito). That’s half and for the rest how about Sailor Moon, InuYasha, RaveMaster, Gurren Lagann, NOIR’s haunting watch melody and another Angels theme? Comments?

Well that’s it for this time. Enjoy and toodles tomos watashi-K&K

RAVE Master Haru Glory & Elie

RAVE Master Haru Glory & Elie on the town.

Naruto & Ninja pals at Thanksgiving table.

Naruto and his Ninja tomos having Thanksgiving dinner.

TV Anime Guide for Oct 09 Updated 15 Oct 09

October 15, 2009

Monthly Anime on TV Viewing Guide for Anime Programming on ComcastOnDemand Channels:

OCTOBER 2009- Updated 15 October 2009

Meet Dr Tenma of Monster

Meet Dr Tenma of Monster

If you’re a Boss fan (Bruce Springsteen not our Boss Kei O’Halloran that is) you might like to know he has a younger sister Pamela an actress. Currently she is starring as a female Jason Voorhees (Angela Baker in her case) in two Friday the 13th spoof films- Sleepaway Camp II and III. There was an original SC but she ain’t in it. There were also SC IV and V and VI comes next year. It’s called Reunion so Pam may be in it. Dunno about IV or V. She may be in them as well. It runs on Fearnet under Free Movies so be warned- blood and guts galore!

COD/CE/AdultSwim/Action

Code Geass (Ep 21)
Death Note (Eps 1, 2,3)
Ghost in the Shell/SAC (Eps 13 to 15)
InuYasha (Eps 143 to 146)

COD/CE/AnimeSelects is back. CE/FunimationAnime/AnSel now has Eps 9 to 12 of GundamSeedDestiny and Eps 5-6 of Vampire Princess Miyu. Sadly Anime Network is no longer available OnDemand. Sorry.

Regrettably I will no longer be listing anything anime nor cartoon from COD/Kids. There are just too many to keep following them. Again sorry for the inconvenience. Be warned, however, that many anime/cartoons/movies/series here can be pay per view especially the stuff under COD/Kids/All Movies.

COD/CE/IFC/Anime

IFC Alert: This just in folks- IFC has added Basilisk a Hieian Era Samurai/Ninja anime series to its lineup. For us it’s Tuesdays at 11:30 PM ET. Check your TV schedules in your area.

COD/CuttingEdge/FunimationAnime ( Some are listed under Movies&Events too):

Only Nabari No Ou,Nana, Buso Renkin, Dragonaught, Heroic Age, Hunter X Hunter, Honey & Clover, Tower of Druaga, Blassreiter and D. Gray-Man are first ep free then 99 cents each. Balance of titles are free and all pay perview titles are also available under Movies & Events/Funimation Anime as well:

Drama-Comedy:

Air Gear (Eps 5-6)(NEW)(Young folks training to be pilots)
Case Closed (Eps 34 to 36)
Fruits Basket (Eps 9-10)(Pleasant little kids romance ditty with little plot)(New)
Negima! (Eps 3-4)
Shuffle! (Eps 3-4)

Action-Fantasy:

Galaxy Railway (Eps 23-24)
Mushi Shi (Eps 23-24)
Sasami (Eps 21-22)
xxxHolic (Eps 9-10)(Addicted to Sorcery & Witchcraft? This your mug of java)(New)
Solti Rei (Eps 5-6)(NEW)(Not sure what this one is yet)
Tsubasa Chronicles (Eps 5-6)(Tsubasa is a submarine I think)

D. Gray-Man (Eps 32 to 36)

Hunter X Hunter (Eps 1 to 6) (NEW)

Honey & Clover (Eps 10 to 12 and L)(NEW)(Art students at college romantic mystery fare)

Heroic Age (Eps 21 to 26)(Princess leads people in search of a saviour on another world)

Dragonaught (Eps 1 to 8) (NEW)

Buso Renkin (Eps 21 to 26)(Kid defends girl. Kid dies but isn’t dead!)

Nabarino No Ou (Eps 6 to 10)(Ninja clans battle for mystical powers) (NEW)

Darker Than Black (Eps 19 to 23)(Contract killers w/ supernatural powers working for evil)(FREE)

Ah My Goddess (Eps 9 to 12)(NEW)(A goddess enrolls in school)(FREE)

Blassreiter (Eps 1 to7) (NEW)

Tower of Druaga (Eps 1 to 8) (NEW)

Nana (Eps 12 to 16) (NEW)

All pay per view anime available under Movies & Events/ Funimation Anime(includes above ppv titles)

Movies-Specials:

These are $2.99 each to view:

Big Wind Up (Eps 14 to 16 and 17 to 19) (Video games anime)

King of Bandits Jing OVA (Ultimate bandit saves world)

This next section of COD/Kids may have changed. Remember onegai that I only keep the Kids/Movies and Kids/Free Movies updated now. As far as I know all the kiddie stuff and teen stuff under Kids is still there albeit later eppys than I have here. Ditto for the Free Movis and Premium Channels sections for kid stuff. Check it out if you’re interested at COD:

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz/StarzKids

Hansel & Gretel
The Pagemaster
Ferngully (Amazon Adventure)
Chronicles of Narnia 2/Prince Caspian
Iron Giant
Wall-e
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Batman & Robin
Follow That Bird!
Thunderbirds on Patrol!
Secret of NIMH II
Comic Books Unbound
Anime: Drawing Revolution
Bolt (Travolta’s a dog/Hannah Montana’s a cat)
Wubbzy’s Big Movie
The Witch’s Dance (Princess Sydney wants a witch to turn her into a pumpkin!)

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore/Kids

Ratatouille (A rat teaches a French chef wannabe in France)(Animated film)
An American Tale (Spielberg’s Russian mouse adventure animated film)
Daffy Duck’s Movie
Ferngully
Dr Seuss- Grinch w. Jim Carrey

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore

Resident Evil 3
Mimic
Tokyo Raiders

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz/AllMovies

Spiderman 3
Underdog
Untraceable
8 Women (A superb mystery- French w/ English subs)

COD/PremiumChannels/Max/Movies

Incredible Hulk
Fantastic Four 2 (Silver Surfer)
New Wolverine flick (Sneak Peek)
The Mummy 3/Dragon Emporer (stars Jet Li)
Kung Fu Panda
Jumper (Goku’s DB powers of instant transmission- don’t let Uncle Sam find out!)

COD/PremiumChannels/Movieplex

God’s Gun (Yeah a Western but well if you’ve read my ff’s you’ll get the irony)
Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton has 9 due out soon so don’t miss it)
Sneakers (Robert Redford a computer nerd? Better believe it. Dan Ackroyd too!)
See balance of titles at beginning of guide above.

COD/PremiumChannels/HBO/Movies/AllMovies

AI (Artificial Intelligence- Animated Androids)
Babylon AD (Vin Diesel in futuristic NYC. Based on game)
City of Ember (Kids saving subterranean city)
Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg is still invincible. Even against Aesir birds!)
The Dark Knight (Batman and he’s got Arkham Asylum game out now)
The Incredible Hulk (Not as incredible as Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno were)
Hellboy II- The Golden Army
Kiltro
Nancy Drew

COD/Kids/CartoonNetwork (No change from May for any of Kids shows):

Ben 10 Alien Force (Eps 1,2,25,26)
Total Drama Island (Cartoon but animeish fun. Better than ‘Survivor’ reality game show which it mimics!) (Eps 18 to 22, Total Drama Drama Special Eppy)
Secret Saturdays (Cartoon or anime? Very like old Johnny Quest shows)(Eps6,7,11 to 14)
Bakugan (Eps 8 to 16)(Dueling tops to save the world BION! Small fry fare)

COD/Kids/DisneyXD

Iron Man (Cartoon but animelike)
Titles: Grim Reaper

Spiderman (Ditto as above)
Titles: Menace of Mysterio; Alien Costume- Pt 1; Spider-Slayers

Pucca (Chop Socky fun cartoon)
Titles: Chop Chewie; Chef Napped; Tame That Toon; Fab Abyo

Yin Yang Yo! (Cartoon like ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ and pretty decent)
Titles: Camp Magic Pants; Clown-Fu Fighting; Skirting the Issue; For the Love

X-Men (Could be anime or cartoon. A great series and great flicks. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine in films) hosted the Oscars)
Titles:The Cure; Slave Island; X-Men: Cold; Unstoppable

Aaron Stone
Titles: First Strike, Hero Rising (Parts 1-2), Timeout, Rockin’ the Free

COD/Kids/KidsWB

Thundercats (A very rare anime and Mama has been after it for years!) (Eps 112 to 116)

(Entire Thundercats series now available on 7 DVDs for $60 at mytvshowdvds.com)

Batman Beyond (Animelike cartoon w/ old Bruce training new Batman) (Eps 201 to 207)

The Batman (Cool animelike cartoon w/ Rimo (Ray’s bro) Romano as the Batman) (Eps 212 to 213 and 301 to 303)

COD/Kids/Bomerang

Nothing this time I’m afraid.

COD/Kids/Free Movies

The Trojan Horse(Famous novel w/ kids as characters)
The Song Spinner
Muppets From Space (Don’t miss the houseflies and chimps in space flicks either. Hunt for them. They are there- trust me.)
GI Joe- Mission (Their first meeting with COBRA)(Animated film)(Don’t miss the movie!)
Halfback of Notre Dame
The Ugly Duckling
Kids: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Nemo’s a kid?)
X-Men: Ascension
X-Men: Dark
The Witch’s Dance (Princess Sydney wants a witch to turn her into a pumpkin!)

COD/Kids/Kids Movies(Pay Per View films)

Aladdin (Robin Williams is the genie) $2.99
Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who (Jim Carrey is Horton) $4.99
City of Ember (Save the glittering city!) $4.99
Kung Fu Panda (Jack Black the fighting panda) $4.99
Madagascar 2 (Lost animals again) $4.99
Open Season 2 (Deer leads animals against hunters again) $4.99
Pocahontas (Indian girl loves nature and Smitty) $2.99
Return to Neverland (PP must rescue Wendy from Hook years later) $2.99
Wall-E (The Oscar winner of 2008) $4.99
Atlantis the Lost Empire $2.99
Inkheart $4.99
Pink Panther 2 $4.99
Tale of Desperaux $4.99
TMNT (The turtles are back) $2.99

The Wiggles (13 movie skits @ $2.99 each)(Regular eppys are free at Kids/PBS Sprout. The Wiggles are a down under Aussie music quartet for kids. Meet Greg Page, Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook who join Sprout’s morning lineup weekdays at 6 AM ET starting Monday 24 August. Sure to appeal to the small fry!

Many more- Check the onscreen guides

COD/Kids/4KidsTV

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Back to Sewer)
Titles: Back to Sewer #6; Hacking Stockman; Search for Splinter- Pts 1-2; Turtles Space- Pt 1

Yugioh 5 D’s
Titles: Duel to Remember; Lockdown Duel (Pts 1-2) Fire It Up; The Takeback (Pts 1-2)

Chaotic (Weird one but a cartoon) (Eps 147 to 149)
Dino King (Another oldie weirdo cartoon) (Eps 140 and 142)

COD/Kids/Kabillion

Spiderman
Titles: Cosmic Quantum-Ep 7 and 18 (CQ is in almost every Kabillion section here); Spiderman- Disabled and Scam; X-Men: Mutant, Past, Rogue, Wolverine and X-Impulse

Transformers
Titles: CQ- 18; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David; Transformers- Eps 13, 19, Sound

Godzilla
Titles: CQ-Ep 7; Dennis the Menace- Band; Godzilla- Eps 6 and 9; Rocket: Earth Day and Rockin’, Skateboarding

Men In Black
Titles: Men In Black- Eps 7 and 9;Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,12,18

GI Joe
Titles: CQ- Eps 7,12,18; GI Joe- Eps 11-13; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David

New GI Joe:Rise of Cobra coming 7 August to theatres. Don’t miss the preview on Adult Swim at midnight ET Sunday night!

Ghostbusters
Titles: Ghostbusters- Eps 3 and 6; Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,18

Code Lyoko & More
Titles: Code Lyoko- Earth, Seeing, Start; Kiteboarding; Surf: Kalani David; CQ- Ep 18

COD/FreeMovies/Trivia&Games (FREE)

TV Trivia: Disney Ch 1; Friends 2; Jr. 4; Seinfeld; TV to Go 1

Channel 1 Challenge: A&E Challenge 2; Anime Challenge 2; Kids Challenge 2; Life&Home Challenge 2; Music Challenge 2; Sports & Fitness Challenge 2

Quizzo: Entertainment 1 to 3; History Round 1 to 3

Scene It? Trivia: Disney 5; Disney Channel 1; Disney to Go; Friends 2; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Jr. 4; Movie 5 and 6; Seinfeld; Star Trek; TCM 4 and TV to Go 1

Trailer Trivia: Various movie trailers with a special Tom Hanks category

Movie Trivia: Disney 5; Disney to Go; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Movie 5 and 6; Star Trek and TCM 4

Brainteasers: Animated Phrases 2 to 4; Pix Puzzles 2 and 3; Word Puzzles 2 and 3

Recreational Games: Same as before plus Darts 501

Big Brain Trivia: Brain Game 15 to 19 (Beg/Int/Expert)

COD/Kids/ActivityTV

Origami (Japanese art of paper folding)
Hometown Recipes (Like Chicago style pizza)
Cartooning Lessons

COD/FreeMovies/TMC:

Mortuary (Widow Denise Crosby & her kids move into haunted mortuary- she was Lt Yar on Trek)

COD/FreeMovies/A to Z

COD/KIDS/FreeMovies:

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Nemo is a kid?)

Fantastic 4

Ghost Warrior

Ninja Vengeance

Pray For Death

X Men: Dark

X Men: Ascension

The Witch’s Dance (Princess Sydney wants a witch to turn her into a pumpkin!)

COD/Top Picks/ Hall-o-we’en Cartoons (Asstd spooky cartoons for kids and adults)

COD/Top Picks/ 1967 The Prisoner (Eps 1 to 17 of this fine 60s cult classic starring Pat McGoohan as #6)

That’s all the FREE anime/cartoons on demand but there quite a few Pay Per View Ones here:

COD/PremiumChannels/DisneyFamilyMovies:

These run a basic subscription of $5.99 a month and only two really touch on anime this time around.

Phoenix & Carpet (A firebird and a flying carpet a la Boronov’s symphonies)

G Force Sizzle (sneak preview of new animated film which is like GI Joe)

COD/PremiumChannels/TooMuchForTV/Imports:

This service runs $14.99 a month guys and gals:

Step Up Love (Eps 1-2-3)(Guy/gal discover themselves. This series not for the younger generation unless they are over 17)

(Most of these PPV animes are definitely not for the kids!)

I promised to add this one under KIDS.

COD/KIDS/PBS Sprout/Fireman Sam-
These are from Season 2 and feature a revamped format, better characters and new voices.
Jupiter and Venus have blue lights and the firehouse has been repainted. Norman’s mom
Dillys and Bella are better looking and Sam’s brother puts in some appearances too.

Best Foot Forward
Perilous Path
Hearts on Fire
Mother’s Helper
Hot & Cold Running Sniffer Dog
Paper Plane Down
Seeing Red

TMFT has other non-anime fare too and it’s pretty raunchy so be warned gang!

COD/Movies&Events/X-Men & Wolverine:

X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men 3 are $3.99 each
X-Men:Origins;Wolverine is $5.99
(Also available under Top Picks)

COD/TopPicks/Hall-o-we’en Cartoons:

These are free:

31 Days of Hall-o-we’en
Bobby’s World: Pumpkin
Code Lyoko: Horror movie filming episode
Many more

This one ain’t:

Coraline and Coraline 3-D are $4.99 each

Here’s a few I missed from Premium Channels:

HBO:

Hellboy II- The Golden Army
Kiltro (Warrior is a demon)
Madagascar & Madagascar 2
Shrek

MovieQuest:

Brazil (Strange Monty Python flick)
Legend of the Red Dragon (Jet Li as a warrior)
Return of Sabata (a Western but wow! Maverick wasn’t this good!)

This is getting tiresome already man! Show of hands onegai of those who think we should stick to adult anime and anime related films only? After all how many 12 year oldsters we got here anyway?

From now on I’ll post this list twice monthly and I’ll keep it under ‘Files’ rather than ‘Messages’ or ‘Blogs’ (at http://www.Eons.com/groups/group/anime-a-holics/Files)

The ‘teaser’ beginning of the chapter on blog’s first page and the balance in the comment/reply is how I’ll post my fanfiction chappies from now on unless it’s a short chapter that is.

Hope you guys and gals like this new method of posting tv lists. A reminder that Sci Fi’s(now SYFY) AniMonday at 11 PM ET is a double eppy of ‘Gundam 00′ (BGR anime) and a double eppy of ‘The Rave Master’ (a hilarious swords/sorcery anime a la InuYasha and Those Who Hunt Elves as well as Onepiece. Cool series especially the location names like ‘Hip Hop City’ OK the ‘Rave’ gives Haru Glory’s sword power but to defeat the evil ShadowGuards will require four ‘Rave Stones’ which have been scattered all across the world like the shards of the Shi Kon no Tama in IY and the spell fragments on TWHE not to mention DragonBalls!)

Gundam00 has been replaced by Monster (More soon).

What’s the opposite of a Rave Master? Right- a Shadow Master! One just showed up in Symphonia after the Haru gang got there. There are 5 Rave Stones and 5 Shadow Stones and whoever has all of ‘em can rule the world. Think Haru’s gonna let that happen? In the SM’s dreams he will! New crewman is Ruby who is rich and has been backing Doryu’s evil schemes w/o knowing it. SM guy recognized Elie (as Rescha Valentine?) and smooched her. This guy has just wiped out two armies and now the Orka 6 are back! And who are these 4 generals of the four cardinal directions? A lot to wrap up in just a few more eppies eh? The Oracion Six are back. Reina explains to Musicaa why she hates him and all Silver Charmers. Is Griff dead? Stay tuned tomos all. Like IY RM has ended up in the air!

Rave Master has been replaced by Street Fighter Alpha II-V and Voltron (see new post for more)

Good news from SYFY folks! AniMonday has been expanded from 9 PM ET to 1 AM ET with the first two hours called Chiller. Chiller will feature unusual and scary anime film masterpieces beginning with Blood:The Last Vampire which spawned the Blood+ saga and a brand new live action film now running in theatres. Looks like 24 August will be Chiller’s debut. If you get SYFY in the SE PA-USA area you are still getting Star Trek-TNG reruns from 9 to 11 ET on Mondays dammit!

Hey WitchBlade the film (with Sarah Pezzini not Masane Amaha- yech!) will hit theatres in a year or so while DragonBall and Death Note are already out there showing. Many more anime based flicks are coming soon and they are filming Bebop with Keanu Reeves in Dave’s role as Spike Steigel. For Jett I’d pick LF- Larry Fishburne or even MF- Morgan Freeman. Denzel Washington or Samuel L Jackson don’t fit the mold. How about Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana as ‘Ed’ and Lindsay Lohan as Faye Valentine? (Rafe) Donnelly could be Tommie Lee Jones. Hey I oughta be a Hollywood cast finder eh? Gad, I wonder how much of a muckup they’ll make of the ‘Bebop’, ‘Swordfish II’, ‘Redtail’ and ‘Hammerhead’? I don’t think Ed’s power scooter had a name although we all know the computer she wore on her head with ‘goggle monitors’ was named ‘Tomato’!

Here’s the new Saturday night CN/AS lineup which begins earlier now for us at 12:00 AM ET following Star Wars the animated series at midnight. All times Eastern of course:

12:30 AM to 1:30 AM Bleach (two eppys)
1:30 AM to 2:30 AM Fullmetal Alchemist (Just restarted)
2:30 AM to 3:00 AM Morabito (Balsa protects Chagum from Mikado)
3:00 AM to 3:30 AM Death Note
3:30 AM to 4:00 AM Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Blood+
4:30 AM to 5:00 AM Big 0 (Big Giant Robot fare)
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM InuYasha (2 eppys once more- yay!)

Sad to see Naruto eliminated in favour of Ben 10 Alien Force which dominates Saturday evenings on CN. It follows Total Drama Island and 6Teen which is about teens in a shopping mall. Now Ben 10 has been replaced with reality TV shows and Total Drama Island the animated Survivour series.
All of this mish mash has now been changed! All for the worse with crappy reality TV shows! They showed Naruto in the Land of Snow film this past weekend. Hope he’s coming back soon.

In both Code Geas and in FMA some of the characters have a special logo in their eye a la Code Lyoko’s XANA logo in the evil characters’ eyes.

In both Death Note and Bleach there are specific hints as to character origins. In DN Ryuuk tells Light Yagami that any user of the DN book can neither go to Heaven nor Hell after death. So what’s left? Shinigami World meaning that DN book users after death become Shinigami death gods- right? Guess what live TV series is a DN parallel series? Hint- it’s on Showtime.

In Bleach Rukia’s Squad 13 captain (the one that is always sick as a rule) tells a subordinate that Ichigo’s friends are special with unusually high spiritual pressures. He goes on to say that he would not be at all surprised if after death they became soul reapers themselves after they had passed on to the Soul Society. Renji Abari committed a minor faux pas in this week’s eppy. While fighting one of the Arrancar Hollows he told him that by the time Kiske arrived the Arrancar himself would be dead. He apparently forgot that all Hollows are already dead to begin with. For that matter are soul reapers really alive or dead?

Ichigo, Urryuu and Chad have just met three Arrancars and their pet in the Wako Mundo desert on their way to Las Noches (The Nights) which is Aizen’s HQ fortress. Seems not all Arrancars and Hollows are bad because these guys gave ‘em a lift and are guiding them to LN. Live and learn guys. Why are they in WM? Aizen has Orihime of course!  (see new post for more)

Discovered why Moribito theme music is so familiar. Group is Arc ‘n ciel who did the GTO theme Driver’s Edge. Early OT and ET for Death Note are done by Nightmare group which is what the Black Knights and Brittanians’ Gundamlike fighting suits are called.

In FMA Ed has learned truth behind the Ishbaal massacre of fifteen years ago while brother Al has just discovered the identity of the Homunculi leader from the snake chimera Marta seconds before she was murdered by the #7 Homunculus- the Fuehrer King Bradley himself. He is Pride- the seventh deadly sin! But- who is his boss? Rose of Lior has become pals with Lira the girl alchemist who used to be with Yochi the state alchemist army lieutenant and she’s now called the Holy Mother but she has gone mute and who’s her baby’s father? The climax seems to be fast approaching and it promises to be exciting so don’t miss it gang! Hohenheim the Elrics dad is back and going after Dante. Al has become a deadly time bomb courtesy of an unknowing Scar and an evil Kimlee the Crimson Alchemist who used the red stones in Ed’s SAA watch to transmute the souls in Scar’s arm into a philosopher’s stone!

Another Bleach note- why did Aizen want Orihime kidnapped? What or who is the sojioque he has stolen which will awaken in the winter? Who is the lad newly born from its power? What does Kiske know which he ain’t telling? Can Ichigo defeat his Espada nemesis? Don’t ya just love that jutsu used by Captain Toshiro Hitagawa- reign over the frosted heavens! then the name of his zambatou? A version of it is used by the evil Dragon Emporer in Mummy 3 when Jet Li turns a field of snow into jagged ice stalagmites. Of course he has mastery over the five Chinese elements- fire, water, earth, wood and metal! If there are only five elements in Chinese philosophy then how can there be an avatar or guardian of the air- Avatar the Last Airbender? Air is not one of those elements! And who’s the looney tunes Espada poor Rangiku is stuck with?

Just saw an unusual style of skillfully blended live action with animation film called Immortal. About an Egyptian creation god (Horus) who must procreate in seven days or lose his immortality forever so he comes to AD 2095 NYC and mates with a BetaZoid/Vulcan type alien (Charlotte Rampling is a doctor in this one gang).

Getting into DLs and ULs and burning CDs again. Trying to get into attaching videos to messages like I do pix now but it’s damned tricky folks!

I am now reading Umberto Eco’s classic novel Foucault’s Pendulum which is all about the Knights Templar and the Grand Plan and the Philosopher’s Stone and other heavy stuff like that. It’s a great book and might make a great film if Hollywood ever wises up. It’s a bit of a wordy read and calls for an understanding of world history and a smattering of mythology and stuff but it is well worth it. Eco wrote that marvelous book Name of the Rose which became a film starring Sean ‘007’ Connery as a monk detective. Latest book I’ve read is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales which is a different retelling of Greek mythology. He even calls Mercury (Hermes) the gods’ messenger Quicksilver. That was also the name of one of the X-Men villains and was voiced by Richard Ian Cox. Any suggestions for my next reading quest? I like puzzles, quests, treasure hunts and the like. I have had my fill of mysteries though. Mama is reading The Magic Labyrinthe which I have covered in the blogs and messages. In September I will be getting The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown’s newest novel. Not much info on that book yet though.

Am currently reading a Farmer novel- Other Log of Phileas Fogg and it’s like something outta Dr Who! There’s a ‘distorter’ which works like a beam transporter only forget about sneaky moves with it! When it activates it bongs loudly many times at both ends! Seems Terra has two ancient alien races- Capellians and Eridaeneans- who live about a millenia each unless they get killed. They wage a constant war on each other to remake Terra into Utopia (Eridaeneans) or ruin it and rule it (Capellians). Fogg and Passepartout and Ayouda are Eris but Fix and Nemo are Caps. Somehow or other Fogg’s trip around the globe is no mere bet but a race to save Earth! Anyone who has read it and/or the Riverworld sagas may comment if they wish.

Finished OLOPF and started Lin Carter’s epic Thongor vs the Gods which is where Zandar Zan originated. Told ya I didn’t make him up just for Wings, didn’t I? Thongor’s like Conan the Barbarian ably played by Gov Arnie! Finished Thongor and The Cipher which is what Arabesque is from. The film had Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren in it. Now I’m reading Nick Meyers’ pastiche on Sherlock Holmes- the Hellbirds which is about the early part of WWI (Dec 1914) and involves the German spy Von Bork (His Last Bow by Doyle made into film Voice of Terror) and a local East Anglican legend. You should hear what Mycroft considers ‘modern technology’!

New read is Helma from the Tros of Samothrace series. Ho hum so far. Waiting on Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol coming soon I hope. Tros is getting interesting now- very interesting with refs to English countryside landmarks.

I have just added three plums to my anime vids collection: Complete DVD sets of Noir, Gasaraki and Tactics. I already have the complete set of Black Lagoon on DVD and partials on Blood+, Cyborg 009, FMA, Bleach and a few others. I have the first 7 eppys of Morabito and am on the lookout for the set. Bobby has the complete set of Trigun and Mama has the complete set of Gunslinger Girl and Witchblade. Anyone else have any new acquisitions to talk about? If so blog it here or post some messages folks.

Now have Bebop movie on DVD and VHS. Just got GS Innocence 2 and Haunting in Connecticutt. Thundercats came at last for Mama. Still have yet to watch DB Evolution film.

I will leave you with this. I invite everyone to visit the Forums in SciFi.com (syfy.com after 7 July) under AniMondays/RaveMaster and read all about my newest fave anime series- the Rave Master. I burned the RM OT ‘Rave-olution’ by Reel Big Fish for Mama for Mom’s Day and she has not stopped playing that CD since then. She adores it and she loves RM and Gundam 00 which precedes it on Mondays AniMondays on SciFi (now SYFY) Channel.

Bobby’s fave on the History Channel ‘Ice Road Truckers’ returns next season (currently on COD/Science&Nature/HistoryChannel/IceRoadTruckers) and 27 September Mama’s fave Dexter returns to Sundays on Showtime. This weekend Michael C Hall who portrays Dexter will star in Gamer with Gerard Butler and Ludacris in theatres. Ludacris was in Max Payne while Butler is the Phantom of the Opera. This is Hall’s firt anything since Dexter.  When will my Angels ever return- who knows? Maybe I’ll watch them tonight- nai Nora Roberts’ Blue Smoke is on OnDemand. It’s the female version of Ron Howard’s Backdraft albeit it is set in Baltimore MD rather than Pittsburgh PA. It’s all about a gal who becomes an arson investigator and features Scott Bakula (Cpt Jonathan Archer of the Enerprise) in Bobby DeNiro’s Backdraft role as senior arson squad leader and Caterina’s boss. Reena is Alice Witt reprising the Backdraft role played by Alec Baldwin if I remember aright.

By the way Discover Channel (Ch 64 on Comcast) has dropped (at least for now) Josh Bernstein’s Into the Unknown series from their lineup. Josh was on a morning TV talk show this past Wednesday and he may be returning to the History Channel soon. A shame to lose his show since good archaeological shows are few and far between these days. I grew up with Bold Venture and Marlin Perkins’ Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom as well as the Wonderful World of Walt Disney. Today’s Disney crap would make Walt upchuck! Imagine showing stuff unsuitable for the entire family on network TV in prime time!

SYFY is airing Destination Truth which is like JBs old Digging for the Truth on HC. DT is hosted by Josh Bates or Gates and looks pretty good. Anyone know why SYFY considers wrestling science fiction stuff?

This just in folks! Josh Bernstein has revamped his website and is now using Twitter too. He has a fab group called JBs Group at YG. Dan Brown is on both Twitter and FaceBook now. What do you guys think about my starting an anime recipes file and a golf tips corner either here or at AH1 or somewhere else? Animeinfor.org is the only place I have ever seen an anime recipes section. As for golf tips- what can I say? I love golf- passionately even if I don’t play as much as I used to. Gomen but I just remem,bered this. Kudos to Robert the artist for hire for finding Dan Doh- probably the only anime series about golf itself! Sadly there are no dubs of it just subs. It can be found at VEOH and hulu quite easily. I’ll post a pix or two soon.

Another great show was In Search Of narrated by Leonard ‘Mr Spock’ Nimoy and I recall an eppy of theirs re the Knights Templar and Foucault’s Pendulum. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of those gems on VHS or DVD onegai let me know. A big domo arigatou in advance for your assistance. Gotta really go now and get some blogging done and maybe post Chapter 50 at last.

Just saw Kurosawa’s masterpiece 7 Samurai and started reading Angels & Demons after I finished Bored With the Rings (a LOR satire) and Fritz Lieber’s Knight & Knave of Swords which was about the two unlikely Norse heroes Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser- think of Arnie Schwarzenegger teamed up with Bruce Willis! Next chapter real soon now. Have a great day and weekend. Sayonara for now folks.

Dororo just ran on COD/FreeMovies. It was based on a manga about a warrior cursed as a demon trying to get human again and the gal warrior who aids him. Several more Japanese and Korean subbed films under FM like Triad Elections. Saw Sho Kosugi in Pray for Death which was about a modern day Ninja going on a bloody quest for vengeance in NYC! Cool!

Just finished reading Philip Jose Farmer’s climactic ending novel to his Riverworld series- The Magic Labyrinthe and boy is it cool! Doesn’t make too much sense if you haven’t read the other Riverworld books though. SciFi showed a made for TV Riverworld movie some time ago but it didn’t do the books justice at all. The three key characters are all from history: Sam (Mark Twain) Clemens, King (f. Prince) John of Robin Hood lore and Sir Richard Burton the great explorer who searched for the Nile’s source (not to be confused with the actor of the same name). Wikipedia has a pretty decent synopses of Farmer’s Riverworld sagas if anyone is interested.

Looks like COD has some good movie fare this month. Here are just a few:

Angel Unchained; Army of Darkness; Evil Dead 2; Haunted; Haunting of Julia; Candyman (Don’t miss Tony Todd in the new Transformers flick); Dracula (Gary Oldman); Mindwarp (w/ Angus ‘Phantasm’ Scrimm); Waxworks and Waxworks 2; Wishmaster and Wishmaster 3 and 4; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; X Files and X Men; Devour and Fly Me to the Moon (Houseflies on Apollo rocket). Go ahead. Give ‘em a whirl. Gotta go now.

Almost forgot Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes- both classics!

Has anyone seen G Force yet? How about Haunting in Connecticut? Someone has suggested at FaceBook that our anime is dead. Boy did that ever open a potboiler of contention! If anime is dead well nobody told Hollywood! DragonBall, Watchmen, GI Joe, Blood:TLV, Transformers2, the list seems endless eh?

How about Tim Burton’s 9 and Pandorum eh?

I have now posted up to and including Ch 57 of Wings. I am trying to get Xmas and Wings rewritten and published. Think they will sell? A note to budding authors- Avoid ‘author mills’ like AuthorAmerica and AuthorHouse. All they want is for you to pay them to publish YOUR works! They guarantee nothing! Likewise avoid AbsoluteWriters Water Cooler for info and inspiration. They are quite negative and attempt to discourage a struggling author!

Don’t miss Showtime’s Inside the NFL tonight at 9, 10 or 11 PM ET. Play Beat the Insiders at beattheinsiders.com and join my group there- Saint K’s Anime Friends. I’m on FaceBook now you know. This is getting to be more like a newsletter than a guide. Any suggestions? I am considering a monthly golf tips column and a recipe file a la animeinfo.org. Comments?

Sports fans! I just started a group at Showtime’s Beat the Insiders and it’s called Saint K’s Anime Friends. Come & join me there and at FanIQ.com if you like. By the way my Saints are the highest scoring team in the league with 120 points in just 3 games. They are at 3-0 and lead their division. Our offense is #3 and our defense is #10. Quite a rise from #19 and #30 last season eh? Drew ‘Divine Wind’ Brees and his ‘4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ have outscored Detroit 45-27, Eagles 48-22 and Bills 27-7. In that last game TO never got close to a ball! The ‘Saintly Terrors’ are stepping up at last to complement our offense. Enough re that. Oro do ya think of a recipe file here and/or a golf tips column maybe once a month? Don’t worry because I have tons of recipes and loads of advice for duffers. Sorry there’s been no Ch 58 of Wings yet but I’ve been really busy with blogs, surveys, polls, reviews, guides, posts and now sports NFL groups. Soon I promise you will see Ch 58 and maybe even the end of Wings before Xmas.

A pet peeve here folks. Why is it that in most anime the characters either walk (InuYasha) or run (Bleach) everywhere they go? Didn’t the Japanese ever hear of transports? I’d love to see how Kagome could get an SUV through the well! Cars in the Soul Society’s Seretai? They’ve got wide enough roads there surely? And Ninjas and Samurai never seem to have carts, chariots or wagons although Samurai rode horses which was why they made the Zanzabatous like the one used by Zanza on Kenshin. Balsa did ride a stallion for awhile on Morabito and on Code Geas Lelouch’s ‘brother’ Rollo does have a motorbike w/ sidecar. Trains are the transport on FMA although Mustang and Hawkeye did have a car in last week’s eppy. DN and Blood+ have cars, boats, trains, planes and the like. So does GS and Bebop. Naruto has modern stuff but no transports. Guess it’s to each his own meaning whatever the creators decide.

Cult classic from the late 60s has come to IFC on Fridays at 8 PM ET. Don’t miss The Prisoner with Pat McGoohan. In November AMC will air the new Prisoner series with Jim Caveziel as the Prisoner (see new post for more on this 6 eppy show). First eppy airs Sunday 15 Nov 09 at 8 PM ET on AMC (Ch 57 on Comcast).

Well that’s it for this time. Enjoy and toodles tomos watashi-K&K

Nell from Bleach proves not all Arrancars are evil.

Nell from Bleach proves not all Arrancars are evil.

TV Anime Oct 09 Guide Updated 1 Oct 09

October 1, 2009

Monthly Anime on TV Viewing Guide for Anime Programming on ComcastOnDemand Channels:

OCTOBER 2009- Updated 1 October 2009

This is Neko Olson our anime nekomata babe

This is Neko Olson our anime nekomata babe

If you’re a Boss fan (Bruce Springsteen not our Boss Kei O’Halloran that is) you might like to know he has a younger sister Pamela an actress. Currently she is starring as a female Jason Voorhees (Angela Baker in her case) in two Friday the 13th spoof films- Sleepaway Camp II and III. There was an original SC but she ain’t in it. There were also SC IV and V and VI comes next year. It’s called Reunion so Pam may be in it. Dunno about IV or V. She may be in them as well. It runs on Fearnet under Free Movies so be warned- blood and guts galore!

COD/CE/AdultSwim/Action

Death Note (Eps 1, 2,37)
Ghost in the Shell/SAC (Eps 13 to 15)
InuYasha (Eps 141 to 145)

COD/CE/AnimeSelects is back. CE/FunimationAnime/AnSel now has Eps 5 to 8 of GundamSeedDestiny and Eps 3-4 of Vampire Princess Miyu. Sadly Anime Network is no longer available OnDemand. Sorry.

Regrettably I will no longer be listing anything anime nor cartoon from COD/Kids. There are just too many to keep following them. Again sorry for the inconvenience. Be warned, however, that many anime/cartoons/movies/series here can be pay per view especially the stuff under COD/Kids/All Movies.

COD/CE/IFC/Anime

IFC Alert: This just in folks- IFC has added Basilisk a Hieian Era Samurai/Ninja anime series to its lineup. For us it’s Tuesdays at 11:30 PM ET. Check your TV schedules in your area.

COD/CuttingEdge/FunimationAnime ( Some are listed under Movies&Events too):

Only Nabari No Ou, Romeo X Juliet, Buso Renkin, Claymore, Heroic Age, Kaze No Stigma, Honey & Clover, Tower of Druaga, Blassreiter and D. Gray-Man are first ep free then 99 cents each. Balance of titles are free and all pay perview titles are also available under Movies & Events/Funimation Anime as well:

Drama-Comedy:

Air Gear (Eps 3-4)(NEW)(Young folks training to be pilots)
Case Closed (Eps 31 to 33)
Fruits Basket (Eps 7-8)(Pleasant little kids romance ditty with little plot)(New)
Negima! (Eps 1-2)
Shuffle! (Eps 1-2)

Action-Fantasy:

Galaxy Railway (Eps 21-22)
Mushi Shi (Eps 21-22)
Sasami (Eps 19-20)
xxxHolic (Eps 7=8)(Addicted to Sorcery & Witchcraft? This your mug of java)(New)
Solti Rei (Eps 3-4)(NEW)(Not sure what this one is yet)
Tsubasa Chronicles (Eps 3-4)(Tsubasa is a submarine I think)

D. Gray-Man (Eps 27 to 31)

Romeo X Juliet (Eps 19 to 24)

Honey & Clover (Eps 10 to 12 and L)(NEW)(Art students at college romantic mystery fare)

Kaze No Stigma (Eps 19 to 24)(Windwarrior descendant discovers gift has skipped a generation)

Heroic Age (Eps 15 to 20)(Princess leads people in search of a saviour on another world)

Claymore (Eps 21 to 26)(Yomas are eveil but fear Claymores- mutated Yomas)

Buso Renkin (Eps 17 to 24)(Kid defends girl. Kid dies but isn’t dead!)

Nabarino No Ou (Eps 6 to 10)(Ninja clans battle for mystical powers)

Darker Than Black (Eps 14 to 18)(Contract killers w/ supernatural powers working for evil)(FREE)

Ah My Goddess (Eps 5 to 8)(NEW)(A goddess enrolls in school)

Blassreiter (Eps 1 to 4)

Tower of Druaga (Eps 1 to 4)

All pay per view anime available under Movies & Events/ Funimation Anime(includes above ppv titles)

Movies-Specials:

These are $2.99 each to view:

Genghis Khan

Hana

Love & Honour

Origin

This next section of COD/Kids may have changed. Remember onegai that I only keep the Kids/Movies and Kids/Free Movies updated now. As far as I know all the kiddie stuff and teen stuff under Kids is still there albeit later eppys than I have here. Ditto for the Free Movis and Premium Channels sections for kid stuff. Check it out if you’re interested at COD:

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz/StarzKids

Hansel & Gretel
The Pagemaster
Ferngully (Amazon Adventure)
Chronicles of Narnia 2/Prince Caspian
Iron Giant
Wall-e
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Batman & Robin
Follow That Bird!
Thunderbirds on Patrol!
Secret of NIMH II
Comic Books Unbound
Anime: Drawing Revolution
Bolt (Travolta’s a dog/Hannah Montana’s a cat)
Wubbzy’s Big Movie

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore/Kids

Ratatouille (A rat teaches a French chef wannabe in France)(Animated film)
An American Tale (Spielberg’s Russian mouse adventure animated film)
Daffy Duck’s Movie
Ferngully
Dr Seuss- Grinch w. Jim Carrey

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore

Resident Evil 3
Mimic
Tokyo Raiders

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz/AllMovies

Spiderman 3
Underdog
Untraceable
8 Women (A superb mystery- French w/ English subs)

COD/PremiumChannels/Max/Movies

Incredible Hulk
Fantastic Four 2 (Silver Surfer)
New Wolverine flick (Sneak Peek)
The Mummy 3/Dragon Emporer (stars Jet Li)
Kung Fu Panda
Jumper (Goku’s DB powers of instant transmission- don’t let Uncle Sam find out!)

COD/PremiumChannels/Movieplex

God’s Gun (Yeah a Western but well if you’ve read my ff’s you’ll get the irony)
Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton has 9 due out soon so don’t miss it)
Sneakers (Robert Redford a computer nerd? Better believe it. Dan Ackroyd too!)
See balance of titles at beginning of guide above.

COD/PremiumChannels/HBO/Movies/AllMovies

AI (Artificial Intelligence- Animated Androids)
Babylon AD (Vin Diesel in futuristic NYC. Based on game)
City of Ember (Kids saving subterranean city)
Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg is still invincible. Even against Aesir birds!)
The Dark Knight (Batman and he’s got Arkham Asylum game out now)
The Incredible Hulk (Not as incredible as Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno were)
Hellboy II- The Golden Army
Kiltro
Nancy Drew

COD/Kids/CartoonNetwork (No change from May for any of Kids shows):

Ben 10 Alien Force (Eps 1,2,25,26)
Total Drama Island (Cartoon but animeish fun. Better than ‘Survivor’ reality game show which it mimics!) (Eps 18 to 22, Total Drama Drama Special Eppy)
Secret Saturdays (Cartoon or anime? Very like old Johnny Quest shows)(Eps6,7,11 to 14)
Bakugan (Eps 8 to 16)(Dueling tops to save the world BION! Small fry fare)

COD/Kids/DisneyXD

Iron Man (Cartoon but animelike)
Titles: Grim Reaper

Spiderman (Ditto as above)
Titles: Menace of Mysterio; Alien Costume- Pt 1; Spider-Slayers

Pucca (Chop Socky fun cartoon)
Titles: Chop Chewie; Chef Napped; Tame That Toon; Fab Abyo

Yin Yang Yo! (Cartoon like ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ and pretty decent)
Titles: Camp Magic Pants; Clown-Fu Fighting; Skirting the Issue; For the Love

X-Men (Could be anime or cartoon. A great series and great flicks. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine in films) hosted the Oscars)
Titles:The Cure; Slave Island; X-Men: Cold; Unstoppable

Aaron Stone
Titles: First Strike, Hero Rising (Parts 1-2), Timeout, Rockin’ the Free

COD/Kids/KidsWB

Thundercats (A very rare anime and Mama has been after it for years!) (Eps 112 to 116)

(Entire Thundercats series now available on 7 DVDs for $60 at mytvshowdvds.com)

Batman Beyond (Animelike cartoon w/ old Bruce training new Batman) (Eps 201 to 207)

The Batman (Cool animelike cartoon w/ Rimo (Ray’s bro) Romano as the Batman) (Eps 212 to 213 and 301 to 303)

COD/Kids/Bomerang

Nothing this time I’m afraid.

COD/Kids/Free Movies

The Trojan Horse(Famous novel w/ kids as characters)
The Song Spinner
Muppets From Space (Don’t miss the houseflies and chimps in space flicks either. Hunt for them. They are there- trust me.)
GI Joe- Mission (Their first meeting with COBRA)(Animated film)(Don’t miss the movie!)
Halfback of Notre Dame
The Ugly Duckling
Kids: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Nemo’s a kid?)
X-Men: Ascension
X-Men: Dark

COD/Kids/Kids Movies(Pay Per View films)

Aladdin (Robin Williams is the genie) $2.99
Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who (Jim Carrey is Horton) $4.99
City of Ember (Save the glittering city!) $4.99
Kung Fu Panda (Jack Black the fighting panda) $4.99
Madagascar 2 (Lost animals again) $4.99
Open Season 2 (Deer leads animals against hunters again) $4.99
Pocahontas (Indian girl loves nature and Smitty) $2.99
Return to Neverland (PP must rescue Wendy from Hook years later) $2.99
Wall-E (The Oscar winner of 2008) $4.99
Atlantis the Lost Empire $2.99
Inkheart $4.99
Pink Panther 2 $4.99
Tale of Desperaux $4.99
TMNT (The turtles are back) $2.99

The Wiggles (13 movie skits @ $2.99 each)(Regular eppys are free at Kids/PBS Sprout. The Wiggles are a down under Aussie music quartet for kids. Meet Greg Page, Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook who join Sprout’s morning lineup weekdays at 6 AM ET starting Monday 24 August. Sure to appeal to the small fry!

Many more- Check the onscreen guides

COD/Kids/4KidsTV

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Back to Sewer)
Titles: Back to Sewer #6; Hacking Stockman; Search for Splinter- Pts 1-2; Turtles Space- Pt 1

Yugioh 5 D’s
Titles: Duel to Remember; Lockdown Duel (Pts 1-2) Fire It Up; The Takeback (Pts 1-2)

Chaotic (Weird one but a cartoon) (Eps 147 to 149)
Dino King (Another oldie weirdo cartoon) (Eps 140 and 142)

COD/Kids/Kabillion

Spiderman
Titles: Cosmic Quantum-Ep 7 and 18 (CQ is in almost every Kabillion section here); Spiderman- Disabled and Scam; X-Men: Mutant, Past, Rogue, Wolverine and X-Impulse

Transformers
Titles: CQ- 18; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David; Transformers- Eps 13, 19, Sound

Godzilla
Titles: CQ-Ep 7; Dennis the Menace- Band; Godzilla- Eps 6 and 9; Rocket: Earth Day and Rockin’, Skateboarding

Men In Black
Titles: Men In Black- Eps 7 and 9;Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,12,18

GI Joe
Titles: CQ- Eps 7,12,18; GI Joe- Eps 11-13; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David

New GI Joe:Rise of Cobra coming 7 August to theatres. Don’t miss the preview on Adult Swim at midnight ET Sunday night!

Ghostbusters
Titles: Ghostbusters- Eps 3 and 6; Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,18

Code Lyoko & More
Titles: Code Lyoko- Earth, Seeing, Start; Kiteboarding; Surf: Kalani David; CQ- Ep 18

COD/FreeMovies/Trivia&Games (FREE)

TV Trivia: Disney Ch 1; Friends 2; Jr. 4; Seinfeld; TV to Go 1

Channel 1 Challenge: A&E Challenge 2; Anime Challenge 2; Kids Challenge 2; Life&Home Challenge 2; Music Challenge 2; Sports & Fitness Challenge 2

Quizzo: Entertainment 1 to 3; History Round 1 to 3

Scene It? Trivia: Disney 5; Disney Channel 1; Disney to Go; Friends 2; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Jr. 4; Movie 5 and 6; Seinfeld; Star Trek; TCM 4 and TV to Go 1

Trailer Trivia: Various movie trailers with a special Tom Hanks category

Movie Trivia: Disney 5; Disney to Go; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Movie 5 and 6; Star Trek and TCM 4

Brainteasers: Animated Phrases 2 to 4; Pix Puzzles 2 and 3; Word Puzzles 2 and 3

Recreational Games: Same as before plus Darts 501

Big Brain Trivia: Brain Game 15 to 19 (Beg/Int/Expert)

COD/Kids/ActivityTV

Origami (Japanese art of paper folding)
Hometown Recipes (Like Chicago style pizza)
Cartooning Lessons

COD/FreeMovies/TMC:

Mortuary (Widow Denise Crosby & her kids move into haunted mortuary- she was Lt Yar on Trek)

COD/FreeMovies/A to Z

COD/KIDS/FreeMovies:

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Nemo is a kid?)

Fantastic 4

Ghost Warrior

Ninja Vengeance

Pray For Death

X Men: Dark

X Men: Ascension

That’s all the FREE anime/cartoons on demand but there quite a few Pay Per View Ones here:

COD/PremiumChannels/DisneyFamilyMovies:

These run a basic subscription of $5.99 a month and only two really touch on anime this time around.

Phoenix & Carpet (A firebird and a flying carpet a la Boronov’s symphonies)

G Force Sizzle (sneak preview of new animated film which is like GI Joe)

COD/PremiumChannels/TooMuchForTV/Imports:

This service runs $14.99 a month guys and gals:

Step Up Love (Eps 1-2-3)(Guy/gal discover themselves. This series not for the younger generation unless they are over 17)

(Most of these PPV animes are definitely not for the kids!)

I promised to add this one under KIDS.

COD/KIDS/PBS Sprout/Fireman Sam-
These are from Season 2 and feature a revamped format, better characters and new voices.
Jupiter and Venus have blue lights and the firehouse has been repainted. Norman’s mom
Dillys and Bella are better looking and Sam’s brother puts in some appearances too.

Best Foot Forward
Perilous Path
Hearts on Fire
Mother’s Helper
Hot & Cold Running Sniffer Dog

TMFT has other non-anime fare too and it’s pretty raunchy so be warned gang!

COD/Movies&Events/X-Men & Wolverine:

X-Men, X-Men 2 and X-Men 3 are $3.99 each
X-Men:Origins;Wolverine is $5.99
(Also available under Top Picks)

COD/TopPicks/Hall-o-we’en Cartoons:

These are free:

31 Days of Hall-o-we’en
Bobby’s World: Pumpkin
Code Lyoko: Horror movie filming episode

This one ain’t:

Coraline and Coraline 3-D are $4.99 each

Here’s a few I missed from Premium Channels:

HBO:

Hellboy II- The Golden Army
Kiltro (Warrior is a demon)
Madagascar & Madagascar 2
Shrek

MovieQuest:

Brazil (Strange Monty Python flick)
Legend of the Red Dragon (Jet Li as a warrior)
Return of Sabata (a Western but wow! Maverick wasn’t this good!)

This is getting tiresome already man! Show of hands onegai of those who think we should stick to adult anime and anime related films only? After all how many 12 year oldsters we got here anyway?

From now on I’ll post this list twice monthly and I’ll keep it under ‘Files’ rather than ‘Messages’ or ‘Blogs’ (at http://www.Eons.com/groups/group/anime-a-holics/Files)

The ‘teaser’ beginning of the chapter on blog’s first page and the balance in the comment/reply is how I’ll post my fanfiction chappies from now on unless it’s a short chapter that is.

Hope you guys and gals like this new method of posting tv lists. A reminder that Sci Fi’s(now SYFY) AniMonday at 11 PM ET is a double eppy of ‘Gundam 00′ (BGR anime) and a double eppy of ‘The Rave Master’ (a hilarious swords/sorcery anime a la InuYasha and Those Who Hunt Elves as well as Onepiece. Cool series especially the location names like ‘Hip Hop City’ OK the ‘Rave’ gives Haru Glory’s sword power but to defeat the evil ShadowGuards will require four ‘Rave Stones’ which have been scattered all across the world like the shards of the Shi Kon no Tama in IY and the spell fragments on TWHE not to mention DragonBalls!)

Latest Gundam00 is that Lyle’s gal Anew is an Innovator and Setsuna iced her so the Ptolemy is w/o a navvie for now! Sajji’s gal Louise has just been made an Innovator by Riband as well. Now Ribbons has gotten his and Setsuna is the prophesied Innovator to lead the world into the future. Louise Halifax and Saji Crossroads are back together and Alelujah and Somo/Marie are together once more. The Federation has denounced the ALAWS and we are on the dawn of a new era.

Gundam00 has been replaced by Street Fighter (see new post for more)

What’s the opposite of a Rave Master? Right- a Shadow Master! One just showed up in Symphonia after the Haru gang got there. There are 5 Rave Stones and 5 Shadow Stones and whoever has all of ‘em can rule the world. Think Haru’s gonna let that happen? In the SM’s dreams he will! New crewman is Ruby who is rich and has been backing Doryu’s evil schemes w/o knowing it. SM guy recognized Elie (as Rescha Valentine?) and smooched her. This guy has just wiped out two armies and now the Orka 6 are back! And who are these 4 generals of the four cardinal directions? A lot to wrap up in just a few more eppies eh? The Oracion Six are back. Reina explains to Musicaa why she hates him and all Silver Charmers. Is Griff dead? Stay tuned tomos all. Like IY RM has ended up in the air!

Rave Master has been replaced by Voltron (see new post for more)

Good news from SYFY folks! AniMonday has been expanded from 9 PM ET to 1 AM ET with the first two hours called Chiller. Chiller will feature unusual and scary anime film masterpieces beginning with Blood:The Last Vampire which spawned the Blood+ saga and a brand new live action film now running in theatres. Looks like 24 August will be Chiller’s debut. If you get SYFY in the SE PA-USA area you are still getting Star Trek-TNG reruns from 9 to 11 ET on Mondays dammit!

Hey WitchBlade the film (with Sarah Pezzini not Masane Amaha- yech!) will hit theatres in a year or so while DragonBall and Death Note are already out there showing. Many more anime based flicks are coming soon and they are filming Bebop with Keanu Reeves in Dave’s role as Spike Steigel. For Jett I’d pick LF- Larry Fishburne or even MF- Morgan Freeman. Denzel Washington or Samuel L Jackson don’t fit the mold. How about Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana as ‘Ed’ and Lindsay Lohan as Faye Valentine? (Rafe) Donnelly could be Tommie Lee Jones. Hey I oughta be a Hollywood cast finder eh? Gad, I wonder how much of a muckup they’ll make of the ‘Bebop’, ‘Swordfish II’, ‘Redtail’ and ‘Hammerhead’? I don’t think Ed’s power scooter had a name although we all know the computer she wore on her head with ‘goggle monitors’ was named ‘Tomato’!

Here’s the new Saturday night CN/AS lineup which begins earlier now for us at 12:00 AM ET following Star Wars the animated series at midnight. All times Eastern of course:

12:00AM to 12:30 AM Star Wars the Clone Wars (Geo Lucas does it again folks!)
12:30 AM to 1:30 AM Bleach (two eppys)
1:30 AM to 2:00 AM Morabito (Spearwoman protects prince)
2:00 AM to 2:30 AM Code Geass (Just restarted. Must be seen to be appreciated)
2:30 AM to 3:00 AM Fullmetal Alchemist
3:00 AM to 3:30 AM Death Note
3:30 AM to 4:00 AM Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Blood+
4:30 AM to 5:00 AM Big 0 (Big Giant Robot fare)
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM InuYasha (2 eppys once more- yay!)

Sad to see Naruto eliminated in favour of Ben 10 Alien Force which dominates Saturday evenings on CN. It follows Total Drama Island and 6Teen which is about teens in a shopping mall. Now Ben 10 has been replaced with reality TV shows and Total Drama Island the animated Survivour series.
All of this mish mash has now been changed! All for the worse with crappy reality TV shows! They showed Naruto in the Land of Snow film this past weekend. Hope he’s coming back soon.

Before I forget we just watched Mallrats which is a Jay & Silent Bob teen comedy filmed in a New Jersey shopping mall. Jason Lee (Dave Seville in Chipmunks flick) played a comic fanatic and the special guest star was Stan Lee himself. If you saw Fantastic 4- Rise of the Silver Surfer you may have caught a cameo of him as one of the wedding guests at the Reed Richards/Sue Storm nuptials. In Mallrats he was an integral character. Stan was signing comics at the mall and helped out Jason with a few problems. Don’t miss this flick or Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back when the goofs come to Hollywood. Cameos by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia). He’s a supervillain (natch- he voices ‘em everywhere. He’s even Avatar’s Fire Lord!) and she’s a nun (go figure eh?)

Anyhow Showtime is where we saw ‘em- Showtime at COD.

A couple of Code Geass crossovers in this week’s eppys. Two of the new ‘Nightmares’ (like Gundams) have unusual names: ‘Guren’  (as in ‘Guren Lagann’ the BGR anime series above) and ‘Zangetsu’ (as in the name of Ichigo Kurosaki’s ‘zampatou’ sword in ‘Bleach’. His has the voice of Richard Epcar who also voices the last of the Bounts- Kouga)

In both Code Geas and in FMA some of the characters have a special logo in their eye a la Code Lyoko’s XANA logo in the evil characters’ eyes.

In both Death Note and Bleach there are specific hints as to character origins. In DN Ryuuk tells Light Yagami that any user of the DN book can neither go to Heaven nor Hell after death. So what’s left? Shinigami World meaning that DN book users after death become Shinigami death gods- right? Guess what live TV series is a DN parallel series? Hint- it’s on Showtime.

In Bleach Rukia’s Squad 13 captain (the one that is always sick as a rule) tells a subordinate that Ichigo’s friends are special with unusually high spiritual pressures. He goes on to say that he would not be at all surprised if after death they became soul reapers themselves after they had passed on to the Soul Society. Renji Abari committed a minor faux pas in this week’s eppy. While fighting one of the Arrancar Hollows he told him that by the time Kiske arrived the Arrancar himself would be dead. He apparently forgot that all Hollows are already dead to begin with. For that matter are soul reapers really alive or dead?

Ichigo, Urryuu and Chad have just met three Arrancars and their pet in the Wako Mundo desert on their way to Las Noches (The Nights) which is Aizen’s HQ fortress. Seems not all Arrancars and Hollows are bad because these guys gave ‘em a lift and are guiding them to LN. Live and learn guys. Why are they in WM? Aizen has Orihime of course!  (see new post for more)

Discovered why Moribito theme music is so familiar. Group is Arc ‘n ciel who did the GTO theme Driver’s Edge. Early OT and ET for Death Note are done by Nightmare group which is what the Black Knights and Brittanians’ Gundamlike fighting suits are called.

In FMA Ed has learned truth behind the Ishbaal massacre of fifteen years ago while brother Al has just discovered the identity of the Homunculi leader from the snake chimera Marta seconds before she was murdered by the #7 Homunculus- the Fuehrer King Bradley himself. He is Pride- the seventh deadly sin! But- who is his boss? Rose of Lior has become pals with Lira the girl alchemist who used to be with Yochi the state alchemist army lieutenant and she’s now called the Holy Mother but she has gone mute and who’s her baby’s father? The climax seems to be fast approaching and it promises to be exciting so don’t miss it gang! Hohenheim the Elrics dad is back and going after Dante. Al has become a deadly time bomb courtesy of an unknowing Scar and an evil Kimlee the Crimson Alchemist who used the red stones in Ed’s SAA watch to transmute the souls in Scar’s arm into a philosopher’s stone!

Another Bleach note- why did Aizen want Orihime kidnapped? What or who is the sojioque he has stolen which will awaken in the winter? Who is the lad newly born from its power? What does Kiske know which he ain’t telling? Can Ichigo defeat his Espada nemesis? Don’t ya just love that jutsu used by Captain Toshiro Hitagawa- reign over the frosted heavens! then the name of his zambatou? A version of it is used by the evil Dragon Emporer in Mummy 3 when Jet Li turns a field of snow into jagged ice stalagmites. Of course he has mastery over the five Chinese elements- fire, water, earth, wood and metal! If there are only five elements in Chinese philosophy then how can there be an avatar or guardian of the air- Avatar the Last Airbender? Air is not one of those elements! And who’s the looney tunes Espada poor Rangiku is stuck with?

Just saw an unusual style of skillfully blended live action with animation film called Immortal. About an Egyptian creation god (Horus) who must procreate in seven days or lose his immortality forever so he comes to AD 2095 NYC and mates with a BetaZoid/Vulcan type alien (Charlotte Rampling is a doctor in this one gang).

Getting into DLs and ULs and burning CDs again. Trying to get into attaching videos to messages like I do pix now but it’s damned tricky folks!

Happy birthday to Tom Kenney who voices one of the autobots in the new Transformers flick. He’s the narrator for the StarWars/CloneWars animated series on AS too.

I am now reading Umberto Eco’s classic novel Foucault’s Pendulum which is all about the Knights Templar and the Grand Plan and the Philosopher’s Stone and other heavy stuff like that. It’s a great book and might make a great film if Hollywood ever wises up. It’s a bit of a wordy read and calls for an understanding of world history and a smattering of mythology and stuff but it is well worth it. Eco wrote that marvelous book Name of the Rose which became a film starring Sean ‘007’ Connery as a monk detective. Latest book I’ve read is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales which is a different retelling of Greek mythology. He even calls Mercury (Hermes) the gods’ messenger Quicksilver. That was also the name of one of the X-Men villains and was voiced by Richard Ian Cox. Any suggestions for my next reading quest? I like puzzles, quests, treasure hunts and the like. I have had my fill of mysteries though. Mama is reading The Magic Labyrinthe which I have covered in the blogs and messages. In September I will be getting The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown’s newest novel. Not much info on that book yet though.

Am currently reading a Farmer novel- Other Log of Phileas Fogg and it’s like something outta Dr Who! There’s a ‘distorter’ which works like a beam transporter only forget about sneaky moves with it! When it activates it bongs loudly many times at both ends! Seems Terra has two ancient alien races- Capellians and Eridaeneans- who live about a millenia each unless they get killed. They wage a constant war on each other to remake Terra into Utopia (Eridaeneans) or ruin it and rule it (Capellians). Fogg and Passepartout and Ayouda are Eris but Fix and Nemo are Caps. Somehow or other Fogg’s trip around the globe is no mere bet but a race to save Earth! Anyone who has read it and/or the Riverworld sagas may comment if they wish.

Finished OLOPF and started Lin Carter’s epic Thongor vs the Gods which is where Zandar Zan originated. Told ya I didn’t make him up just for Wings, didn’t I? Thongor’s like Conan the Barbarian ably played by Gov Arnie! Finished Thongor and The Cipher which is what Arabesque is from. The film had Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren in it. Now I’m reading Nick Meyers’ pastiche on Sherlock Holmes- the Hellbirds which is about the early part of WWI (Dec 1914) and involves the German spy Von Bork (His Last Bow by Doyle made into film Voice of Terror) and a local East Anglican legend. You should hear what Mycroft considers ‘modern technology’!

New read is Helma from the Tros of Samothrace series. Ho hum so far. Waiting on Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol coming soon I hope. Tros is getting interesting now.

I have just added three plums to my anime vids collection: Complete DVD sets of Noir, Gasaraki and Tactics. I already have the complete set of Black Lagoon on DVD and partials on Blood+, Cyborg 009, FMA, Bleach and a few others. I have the first 7 eppys of Morabito and am on the lookout for the set. Bobby has the complete set of Trigun and Mama has the complete set of Gunslinger Girl and Witchblade. Anyone else have any new acquisitions to talk about? If so blog it here or post some messages folks.

Now have Bebop movie on DVD and VHS. Just got GS Innocence 2 and Haunting in Connecticutt. Thundercats came at last for Mama. Still have yet to watch DB Evolution film.

I will leave you with this. I invite everyone to visit the Forums in SciFi.com (syfy.com after 7 July) under AniMondays/RaveMaster and read all about my newest fave anime series- the Rave Master. I burned the RM OT ‘Rave-olution’ by Reel Big Fish for Mama for Mom’s Day and she has not stopped playing that CD since then. She adores it and she loves RM and Gundam 00 which precedes it on Mondays AniMondays on SciFi (now SYFY) Channel.

Bobby’s fave on the History Channel ‘Ice Road Truckers’ returns next season (currently on COD/Science&Nature/HistoryChannel/IceRoadTruckers) and 27 September Mama’s fave Dexter returns to Sundays on Showtime. This weekend Michael C Hall who portrays Dexter will star in Gamer with Gerard Butler and Ludacris in theatres. Ludacris was in Max Payne while Butler is the Phantom of the Opera. This is Hall’s firt anything since Dexter.  When will my Angels ever return- who knows? Maybe I’ll watch them tonight- nai Nora Roberts’ Blue Smoke is on OnDemand. It’s the female version of Ron Howard’s Backdraft albeit it is set in Baltimore MD rather than Pittsburgh PA. It’s all about a gal who becomes an arson investigator and features Scott Bakula (Cpt Jonathan Archer of the Enerprise) in Bobby DeNiro’s Backdraft role as senior arson squad leader and Caterina’s boss. Reena is Alice Witt reprising the Backdraft role played by Alec Baldwin if I remember aright.

By the way Discover Channel (Ch 64 on Comcast) has dropped (at least for now) Josh Bernstein’s Into the Unknown series from their lineup. Josh was on a morning TV talk show this past Wednesday and he may be returning to the History Channel soon. A shame to lose his show since good archaeological shows are few and far between these days. I grew up with Bold Venture and Marlin Perkins’ Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom as well as the Wonderful World of Walt Disney. Today’s Disney crap would make Walt upchuck! Imagine showing stuff unsuitable for the entire family on network TV in prime time!

SYFY is airing Destination Truth which is like JBs old Digging for the Truth on HC. DT is hosted by Josh Bates or Gates and looks pretty good. Anyone know why SYFY considers wrestling science fiction stuff?

This just in folks! Josh Bernstein has revamped his website and is now using Twitter too. He has a fab group called JBs Group at YG. Dan Brown is on both Twitter and FaceBook now. What do you guys think about my starting an anime recipes file and a golf tips corner either here or at AH1 or somewhere else? Animeinfor.org is the only place I have ever seen an anime recipes section. As for golf tips- what can I say? I love golf- passionately even if I don’t play as much as I used to. Gomen but I just remem,bered this. Kudos to Robert the artist for hire for finding Dan Doh- probably the only anime series about golf itself! Sadly there are no dubs of it just subs. It can be found at VEOH and hulu quite easily. I’ll post a pix or two soon.

Another great show was In Search Of narrated by Leonard ‘Mr Spock’ Nimoy and I recall an eppy of theirs re the Knights Templar and Foucault’s Pendulum. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of those gems on VHS or DVD onegai let me know. A big domo arigatou in advance for your assistance. Gotta really go now and get some blogging done and maybe post Chapter 50 at last.

Just saw Kurosawa’s masterpiece 7 Samurai and started reading Angels & Demons after I finished Bored With the Rings (a LOR satire) and Fritz Lieber’s Knight & Knave of Swords which was about the two unlikely Norse heroes Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser- think of Arnie Schwarzenegger teamed up with Bruce Willis! Next chapter real soon now. Have a great day and weekend. Sayonara for now folks.

Dororo just ran on COD/FreeMovies. It was based on a manga about a warrior cursed as a demon trying to get human again and the gal warrior who aids him. Several more Japanese and Korean subbed films under FM like Triad Elections. Saw Sho Kosugi in Pray for Death which was about a modern day Ninja going on a bloody quest for vengeance in NYC! Cool!

Just finished reading Philip Jose Farmer’s climactic ending novel to his Riverworld series- The Magic Labyrinthe and boy is it cool! Doesn’t make too much sense if you haven’t read the other Riverworld books though. SciFi showed a made for TV Riverworld movie some time ago but it didn’t do the books justice at all. The three key characters are all from history: Sam (Mark Twain) Clemens, King (f. Prince) John of Robin Hood lore and Sir Richard Burton the great explorer who searched for the Nile’s source (not to be confused with the actor of the same name). Wikipedia has a pretty decent synopses of Farmer’s Riverworld sagas if anyone is interested.

Looks like COD has some good movie fare this month. Here are just a few:

Angel Unchained; Army of Darkness; Evil Dead 2; Haunted; Haunting of Julia; Candyman (Don’t miss Tony Todd in the new Transformers flick); Dracula (Gary Oldman); Mindwarp (w/ Angus ‘Phantasm’ Scrimm); Waxworks and Waxworks 2; Wishmaster and Wishmaster 3 and 4; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; X Files and X Men; Devour and Fly Me to the Moon (Houseflies on Apollo rocket). Go ahead. Give ‘em a whirl. Gotta go now.

Almost forgot Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes- both classics!

Has anyone seen G Force yet? How about Haunting in Connecticut? Someone has suggested at FaceBook that our anime is dead. Boy did that ever open a potboiler of contention! If anime is dead well nobody told Hollywood! DragonBall, Watchmen, GI Joe, Blood:TLV, Transformers2, the list seems endless eh?

How about Tim Burton’s 9 and Pandorum eh?

I have now posted up to and including Ch 57 of Wings. I am trying to get Xmas and Wings rewritten and published. Think they will sell? A note to budding authors- Avoid ‘author mills’ like AuthorAmerica and AuthorHouse. All they want is for you to pay them to publish YOUR works! They guarantee nothing! Likewise avoid AbsoluteWriters Water Cooler for info and inspiration. They are quite negative and attempt to discourage a struggling author!

Don’t miss Showtime’s Inside the NFL tonight at 9, 10 or 11 PM ET. Play Beat the Insiders at beattheinsiders.com and join my group there- Saint K’s Anime Friends. I’m on FaceBook now you know. This is getting to be more like a newsletter than a guide. Any suggestions? I am considering a monthly golf tips column and a recipe file a la animeinfo.org. Comments?

Sports fans! I just started a group at Showtime’s Beat the Insiders and it’s called Saint K’s Anime Friends. Come & join me there and at FanIQ.com if you like. By the way my Saints are the highest scoring team in the league with 120 points in just 3 games. They are at 3-0 and lead their division. Our offense is #3 and our defense is #10. Quite a rise from #19 and #30 last season eh? Drew ‘Divine Wind’ Brees and his ‘4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ have outscored Detroit 45-27, Eagles 48-22 and Bills 27-7. In that last game TO never got close to a ball! The ‘Saintly Terrors’ are stepping up at last to complement our offense. Enough re that. Oro do ya think of a recipe file here and/or a golf tips column maybe once a month? Don’t worry because I have tons of recipes and loads of advice for duffers. Sorry there’s been no Ch 58 of Wings yet but I’ve been really busy with blogs, surveys, polls, reviews, guides, posts and now sports NFL groups. Soon I promise you will see Ch 58 and maybe even the end of Wings before Xmas.

A pet peeve here folks. Why is it that in most anime the characters either walk (InuYasha) or run (Bleach) everywhere they go? Didn’t the Japanese ever hear of transports? I’d love to see how Kagome could get an SUV through the well! Cars in the Soul Society’s Seretai? They’ve got wide enough roads there surely? And Ninjas and Samurai never seem to have carts, chariots or wagons although Samurai rode horses which was why they made the Zanzabatous like the one used by Zanza on Kenshin. Balsa did ride a stallion for awhile on Morabito and on Code Geas Lelouch’s ‘brother’ Rollo does have a motorbike w/ sidecar. Trains are the transport on FMA although Mustang and Hawkeye did have a car in last week’s eppy. DN and Blood+ have cars, boats, trains, planes and the like. So does GS and Bebop. Naruto has modern stuff but no transports. Guess it’s to each his own meaning whatever the creators decide.

Cult classic from the late 60s has come to IFC on Fridays at 8 PM ET. Don’t miss The Prisoner with Pat McGoohan. In November AMC will air the new Prisoner series with Jim Caveziel as the Prisoner (see new post for more on this 6 eppy show). Sorry but nothing on its time or day yet.

Well that’s it for this time. Enjoy and toodles tomos watashi-K&K

A neko watching anime shows but which ones?

A neko watching anime shows but which ones?

TV Anime View Guide for Spt 09 Upd 15 Spt 09

September 16, 2009

Monthly Anime on TV Viewing Guide for Anime Programming on ComcastOnDemand Channels:

SEPTEMBER 2009- Updated 15 September 2009

The Flash Angels Kei & Yuri

The Flash Angels Kei & Yuri

If you’re a Boss fan (Bruce Springsteen not our Boss Kei O’Halloran that is) you might like to know he has a younger sister Pamela an actress. Currently she is starring as a female Jason Voorhees (Angela Baker in her case) in two Friday the 13th spoof films- Sleepaway Camp II and III. There was an original SC but she ain’t in it. There were also SC IV and V and VI comes next year. It’s called Reunion so Pam may be in it. Dunno about IV or V. She may be in them as well. It runs on Fearnet under Free Movies so be warned- blood and guts galore!

COD/CE/AdultSwim/Action

Big O (Ep 16)
Code Geass (Ep 20)
Death Note (Eps 1, 36, 37)
Ghost in the Shell/SAC (Eps 11 to 13)
InuYasha (Eps 140 to 143)

COD/CE/AnimeSelects is back. CE/FunimationAnime/AnSel now has Eps 1 to 4 of GundamSeedDestiny and Eps 1-2 of Vampire Princess Miyu. Sadly Anime Network is no longer available OnDemand. Sorry.

Regrettably I will no longer be listing anything anime nor cartoon from COD/Kids. There are just too many to keep following them. Again sorry for the inconvenience. Be warned, however, that many anime/cartoons/movies/series here can be pay per view especially the stuff under COD/Kids/All Movies.

COD/CE/IFC/Anime

IFC Alert: This just in folks- IFC has added Basilisk a Hieian Era Samurai/Ninja anime series to its lineup. For us it’s Tuesdays at 11:30 PM ET. Check your TV schedules in your area.

COD/CuttingEdge/FunimationAnime ( Some are listed under Movies&Events too):

Only Nabari No Ou, Romeo X Juliet, Buso Renkin, Claymore, Heroic Age, Kaze No Stigma, Honey & Clover and D. Gray-Man are first ep free then 99 cents each. Balance of titles are free and all pay perview titles are also available under Movies & Events/Funimation Anime as well:

Drama-Comedy:

Air Gear (Eps 1-2)(NEW)(Young folks training to be pilots)
Case Closed (Eps 28 to 30)
Fruits Basket (Eps 5-6)(Pleasant little kids romance ditty with little plot)(New)
Suzuka (Eps 25 to 26)

Action-Fantasy:

Galaxy Railway (Eps 19 to 20)
Mushi Shi (Eps 19 to 20)
Sasami (Eps 17 to 18)
xxxHolic (Eps 5-6)(Addicted to Sorcery & Witchcraft? This your mug of java)(New)
Solti Rei (Eps 1-2)(NEW)(Not sure what this one is yet)
Tsubasa Chronicles (Eps 1-2)(Tsubasa is a submarine I think)

D. Gray-Man (Eps 27 to 31)

Romeo X Juliet (Eps 17 to 24)

Honey & Clover (Eps 5 to 10)(NEW)(Art students at college romantic mystery fare)

Kaze No Stigma (Eps 19 to 24)(Windwarrior descendant discovers gift has skipped a generation)

Heroic Age (Eps 15 to 20)(Princess leads people in search of a saviour on another world)

Claymore (Eps 19 to 26)(Yomas are eveil but fear Claymores- mutated Yomas)

Buso Renkin (Eps 17 to 24)(Kid defends girl. Kid dies but isn’t dead!)

Nabarino No Ou (Eps 1 to 5)(Ninja clans battle for mystical powers)

Darker Than Black (Eps 9 to 13)(Contract killers w/ supernatural powers working for evil)(FREE)

Ah My Goddess (Eps 1 to 4)(NEW)(A goddess enrolls in school)

All pay per view anime available under Movies & Events/ Funimation Anime(includes above ppv titles)

Movies-Specials:

These are $2.99 each to view:

Genghis Khan

Hana

Love & Honour

Origin

Tsubasa Movie (Adventurers in a virtual world)

xxxHolic Movie (Addicted to Sorcery & Witchcraft? Don’t miss this one!)

This next section of COD/Kids may have changed. Remember onegai that I only keep the Kids/Movies and Kids/Free Movies updated now. As far as I know all the kiddie stuff and teen stuff under Kids is still there albeit later eppys than I have here. Ditto for the Free Movis and Premium Channels sections for kid stuff. Check it out if you’re interested at COD:

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz/StarzKids

Hansel & Gretel
The Pagemaster
Ferngully (Amazon Adventure)
Chronicles of Narnia 2/Prince Caspian
Iron Giant
Wall-e
All Dogs Go to Heaven 2
Batman & Robin
Follow That Bird!
Thunderbirds on Patrol!
Secret of NIMH II
Comic Books Unbound
Anime: Drawing Revolution

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore/Kids

Ratatouille (A rat teaches a French chef wannabe in France)(Animated film)
An American Tale (Spielberg’s Russian mouse adventure animated film)
Daffy Duck’s Movie
Ferngully
Dr Seuss- Grinch w. Jim Carrey

COD/PremiumChannels/Encore

Resident Evil 3

COD/PremiumChannels/Starz/AllMovies

Spiderman 3
Underdog

COD/PremiumChannels/Max/EarlyPremieres

Incredible Hulk
Fantastic Four 2 (Silver Surfer)
New Wolverine flick (Sneak Peek)
The Mummy 3/Dragon Emporer (stars Jet Li)
Kung Fu Panda
Jumper (Goku’s DB powers of instant transmission- don’t let Uncle Sam find out!)

COD/PremiumChannels/Movieplex

God’s Gun (Yeah a Western but well if you’ve read my ff’s you’ll get the irony)
Nightmare Before Christmas (Tim Burton has 9 due out soon so don’t miss it)
Sneakers (Robert Redford a computer nerd? Better believe it. Dan Ackroyd too!)
See balance of titles at beginning of guide above.

COD/PremiumChannels/HBO/Movies/AllMovies

AI (Artificial Intelligence- Animated Androids)
Babylon AD (Vin Diesel in futuristic NYC. Based on game)
City of Ember (Kids saving subterranean city)
Max Payne (Mark Wahlberg is still invincible. Even against Aesir birds!)
The Dark Knight (Batman and he’s got Arkham Asylum game out now)
The Incredible Hulk (Not as incredible as Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno were)
Hellboy II- The Golden Army
Kiltro
Nancy Drew

COD/Kids/CartoonNetwork (No change from May for any of Kids shows):

Ben 10 Alien Force (Eps 1,2,25,26)
Total Drama Island (Cartoon but animeish fun. Better than ‘Survivor’ reality game show which it mimics!) (Eps 18 to 22, Total Drama Drama Special Eppy)
Secret Saturdays (Cartoon or anime? Very like old Johnny Quest shows)(Eps6,7,11 to 14)
Bakugan (Eps 8 to 16)(Dueling tops to save the world BION! Small fry fare)

COD/Kids/DisneyXD

Iron Man (Cartoon but animelike)
Titles: Grim Reaper

Spiderman (Ditto as above)
Titles: Menace of Mysterio; Alien Costume- Pt 1; Spider-Slayers

Pucca (Chop Socky fun cartoon)
Titles: Chop Chewie; Chef Napped; Tame That Toon; Fab Abyo

Yin Yang Yo! (Cartoon like ‘Avatar the Last Airbender’ and pretty decent)
Titles: Camp Magic Pants; Clown-Fu Fighting; Skirting the Issue; For the Love

X-Men (Could be anime or cartoon. A great series and great flicks. Hugh Jackman (Wolverine in films) hosted the Oscars)
Titles:The Cure; Slave Island; X-Men: Cold; Unstoppable

Aaron Stone
Titles: First Strike, Hero Rising (Parts 1-2), Timeout, Rockin’ the Free

COD/Kids/KidsWB

Thundercats (A very rare anime and Mama has been after it for years!) (Eps 112 to 116)

(Entire Thundercats series now available on 7 DVDs for $60 at mytvshowdvds.com)

Batman Beyond (Animelike cartoon w/ old Bruce training new Batman) (Eps 201 to 207)

The Batman (Cool animelike cartoon w/ Rimo (Ray’s bro) Romano as the Batman) (Eps 212 to 213 and 301 to 303)

COD/Kids/Bomerang

Nothing this time I’m afraid.

COD/Kids/Free Movies

The Trojan Horse(Famous novel w/ kids as characters)
The Song Spinner
Muppets From Space (Don’t miss the houseflies and chimps in space flicks either. Hunt for them. They are there- trust me.)
GI Joe- Mission (Their first meeting with COBRA)(Animated film)(Don’t miss the movie!)
Halfback of Notre Dame
The Ugly Duckling
Kids: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Nemo’s a kid?)

COD/Kids/Kids Movies(Pay Per View films)

Aladdin (Robin Williams is the genie) $2.99
Dr Seuss’ Horton Hears A Who (Jim Carrey is Horton) $4.99
City of Ember (Save the glittering city!) $4.99
Kung Fu Panda (Jack Black the fighting panda) $4.99
Madagascar 2 (Lost animals again) $4.99
Open Season 2 (Deer leads animals against hunters again) $4.99
Pocahontas (Indian girl loves nature and Smitty) $2.99
Return to Neverland (PP must rescue Wendy from Hook years later) $2.99
Wall-E (The Oscar winner of 2008) $4.99
Atlantis the Lost Empire $2.99
Inkheart $4.99
Pink Panther 2 $4.99
Tale of Desperaux $4.99
TMNT (The turtles are back) $2.99

The Wiggles (13 movie skits @ $2.99 each)(Regular eppys are free at Kids/PBS Sprout. The Wiggles are a down under Aussie music quartet for kids. Meet Greg Page, Anthony Field, Jeff Fatt and Murray Cook who join Sprout’s morning lineup weekdays at 6 AM ET starting Monday 24 August. Sure to appeal to the small fry!

Many more- Check the onscreen guides

COD/Kids/4KidsTV

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Back to Sewer)
Titles: Back to Sewer #6; Hacking Stockman; Search for Splinter- Pts 1-2; Turtles Space- Pt 1

Yugioh 5 D’s
Titles: Duel to Remember; Lockdown Duel (Pts 1-2) Fire It Up; The Takeback (Pts 1-2)

Chaotic (Weird one but a cartoon) (Eps 147 to 149)
Dino King (Another oldie weirdo cartoon) (Eps 140 and 142)

COD/Kids/Kabillion

Spiderman
Titles: Cosmic Quantum-Ep 7 and 18 (CQ is in almost every Kabillion section here); Spiderman- Disabled and Scam; X-Men: Mutant, Past, Rogue, Wolverine and X-Impulse

Transformers
Titles: CQ- 18; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David; Transformers- Eps 13, 19, Sound

Godzilla
Titles: CQ-Ep 7; Dennis the Menace- Band; Godzilla- Eps 6 and 9; Rocket: Earth Day and Rockin’, Skateboarding

Men In Black
Titles: Men In Black- Eps 7 and 9;Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,12,18

GI Joe
Titles: CQ- Eps 7,12,18; GI Joe- Eps 11-13; Rocket: Earth Day; Surf: Kalani David

New GI Joe:Rise of Cobra coming 7 August to theatres. Don’t miss the preview on Adult Swim at midnight ET Sunday night!

Ghostbusters
Titles: Ghostbusters- Eps 3 and 6; Rocket: Earth Day; CQ- Eps 7,18

Code Lyoko & More
Titles: Code Lyoko- Earth, Seeing, Start; Kiteboarding; Surf: Kalani David; CQ- Ep 18

COD/FreeMovies/Trivia&Games (FREE)

TV Trivia: Disney Ch 1; Friends 2; Jr. 4; Seinfeld; TV to Go 1

Channel 1 Challenge: A&E Challenge 2; Anime Challenge 2; Kids Challenge 2; Life&Home Challenge 2; Music Challenge 2; Sports & Fitness Challenge 2

Quizzo: Entertainment 1 to 3; History Round 1 to 3

Scene It? Trivia: Disney 5; Disney Channel 1; Disney to Go; Friends 2; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Jr. 4; Movie 5 and 6; Seinfeld; Star Trek; TCM 4 and TV to Go 1

Trailer Trivia: Various movie trailers with a special Tom Hanks category

Movie Trivia: Disney 5; Disney to Go; Harry Potter 5 and 7; Movie 5 and 6; Star Trek and TCM 4

Brainteasers: Animated Phrases 2 to 4; Pix Puzzles 2 and 3; Word Puzzles 2 and 3

Recreational Games: Same as before plus Darts 501

Big Brain Trivia: Brain Game 15 to 19 (Beg/Int/Expert)

COD/Kids/ActivityTV

Origami (Japanese art of paper folding)
Hometown Recipes (Like Chicago style pizza)
Cartooning Lessons

COD/FreeMovies/TMC:

King of the Ants (A bit bloody but a darn good revenge flick!)

COD/FreeMovies/A to Z

KIDS: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Nemo is a kid?)

Fantastic 4

Ghost Warrior

Ninja Vengeance

Pray For Death

X Men: Dark

That’s all the FREE anime/cartoons on demand but there quite a few Pay Per View Ones here:

COD/PremiumChannels/DisneyFamilyMovies:

These run a basic subscription of $5.99 a month and only two really touch on anime this time around.

Phoenix & Carpet (A firebird and a flying carpet a la Boronov’s symphonies)

G Force Sizzle (sneak preview of new animated film which is like GI Joe)

COD/PremiumChannels/TooMuchForTV/Imports:

This service runs $14.99 a month guys and gals:

Body Transfer 2 (of 2)(A mirror that switches minds from body to body- a risque Freaky Friday series not for the younger generation unless they are over 17)

(Most of these PPV animes are definitely not for the kids!)

I promised to add this one under KIDS.

COD/KIDS/PBS Sprout/Fireman Sam-
These are from Season 2 and feature a revamped format, better characters and new voices.
Jupiter and Venus have blue lights and the firehouse has been repainted. Norman’s mom
Dillys and Bella are better looking and Sam’s brother puts in some appearances too.

Best Foot Forward
Perilous Path
Hearts on Fire
Mother’s Helper
Hot & Cold Running Sniffer Dog

TMFT has other non-anime fare too and it’s pretty raunchy so be warned gang!

This is getting tiresome already man! Show of hands onegai of those who think we should stick to adult anime and anime related films only? After all how many 12 year oldsters we got here anyway?

From now on I’ll post this list twice monthly and I’ll keep it under ‘Files’ rather than ‘Messages’ or ‘Blogs’ (at http://www.Eons.com/groups/group/anime-a-holics/Files)

The ‘teaser’ beginning of the chapter on blog’s first page and the balance in the comment/reply is how I’ll post my fanfiction chappies from now on unless it’s a short chapter that is.

Hope you guys and gals like this new method of posting tv lists. A reminder that Sci Fi’s(now SYFY) AniMonday at 11 PM ET is a double eppy of ‘Gundam 00′ (BGR anime) and a double eppy of ‘The Rave Master’ (a hilarious swords/sorcery anime a la InuYasha and Those Who Hunt Elves as well as Onepiece. Cool series especially the location names like ‘Hip Hop City’ OK the ‘Rave’ gives Haru Glory’s sword power but to defeat the evil ShadowGuards will require four ‘Rave Stones’ which have been scattered all across the world like the shards of the Shi Kon no Tama in IY and the spell fragments on TWHE not to mention DragonBalls!)

Latest Gundam00 is that Lyle’s gal Anew is an Innovator and Setsuna iced her so the Ptolemy is w/o a navvie for now! Sajji’s gal Louise has just been made an Innovator by Riband as well. Now Ribbons has gotten his and Setsuna is the prophesied Innovator to lead the world into the future. Louise Halifax and Saji Crossroads are back together and Alelujah and Somo/Marie are together once more. The Federation has denounced the ALAWS and we are on the dawn of a new era.

What’s the opposite of a Rave Master? Right- a Shadow Master! One just showed up in Symphonia after the Haru gang got there. There are 5 Rave Stones and 5 Shadow Stones and whoever has all of ‘em can rule the world. Think Haru’s gonna let that happen? In the SM’s dreams he will! New crewman is Ruby who is rich and has been backing Doryu’s evil schemes w/o knowing it. SM guy recognized Elie (as Rescha Valentine?) and smooched her. This guy has just wiped out two armies and now the Orka 6 are back! And who are these 4 generals of the four cardinal directions? A lot to wrap up in just a few more eppies eh? The Oracion Six are back. Reina explains to Musicaa why she hates him and all Silver Charmers. Is Griff dead? Stay tuned tomos all.

Good news from SYFY folks! AniMonday has been expanded from 9 PM ET to 1 AM ET with the first two hours called Chiller. Chiller will feature unusual and scary anime film masterpieces beginning with Blood:The Last Vampire which spawned the Blood+ saga and a brand new live action film now running in theatres. Looks like 24 August will be Chiller’s debut. If you get SYFY in the SE PA-USA area you are still getting Star Trek-TNG reruns from 9 to 11 ET on Mondays dammit!

Hey WitchBlade the film (with Sarah Pezzini not Masane Amaha- yech!) will hit theatres in a year or so while DragonBall and Death Note are already out there showing. Many more anime based flicks are coming soon and they are filming Bebop with Keanu Reeves in Dave’s role as Spike Steigel. For Jett I’d pick LF- Larry Fishburne or even MF- Morgan Freeman. Denzel Washington or Samuel L Jackson don’t fit the mold. How about Miley Cyrus aka Hannah Montana as ‘Ed’ and Lindsay Lohan as Faye Valentine? (Rafe) Donnelly could be Tommie Lee Jones. Hey I oughta be a Hollywood cast finder eh? Gad, I wonder how much of a muckup they’ll make of the ‘Bebop’, ‘Swordfish II’, ‘Redtail’ and ‘Hammerhead’? I don’t think Ed’s power scooter had a name although we all know the computer she wore on her head with ‘goggle monitors’ was named ‘Tomato’!

Here’s the new Saturday night CN/AS lineup which begins earlier now for us at 12:00 AM ET following Star Wars the animated series at midnight. All times Eastern of course:

12:00AM to 12:30 AM Star Wars the Clone Wars (Geo Lucas does it again folks!)
12:30 AM to 1:30 AM Bleach (two eppys)
1:30 AM to 2:00 AM Morabito (Spearwoman protects prince)
2:00 AM to 2:30 AM Code Geass (Just restarted. Must be seen to be appreciated)
2:30 AM to 3:00 AM Fullmetal Alchemist
3:00 AM to 3:30 AM Death Note
3:30 AM to 4:00 AM Ghost in the Shell/Stand Alone Complex
4:00 AM to 4:30 AM Cowboy Bebop
4:30 AM to 5:00 AM Big 0 (Big Giant Robot fare)
5:00 AM to 6:00 AM InuYasha (2 eppys once more- yay!)

Sad to see Naruto eliminated in favour of Ben 10 Alien Force which dominates Saturday evenings on CN. It follows Total Drama Island and 6Teen which is about teens in a shopping mall. Now Ben 10 has been replaced with reality TV shows and Total Drama Island the animated Survivour series.
All of this mish mash has now been changed! All for the worse with crappy reality TV shows! They showed Naruto in the Land of Snow film this past weekend. Hope he’s coming back soon.

Before I forget we just watched Mallrats which is a Jay & Silent Bob teen comedy filmed in a New Jersey shopping mall. Jason Lee (Dave Seville in Chipmunks flick) played a comic fanatic and the special guest star was Stan Lee himself. If you saw Fantastic 4- Rise of the Silver Surfer you may have caught a cameo of him as one of the wedding guests at the Reed Richards/Sue Storm nuptials. In Mallrats he was an integral character. Stan was signing comics at the mall and helped out Jason with a few problems. Don’t miss this flick or Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back when the goofs come to Hollywood. Cameos by Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia). He’s a supervillain (natch- he voices ‘em everywhere) and she’s a nun (go figure eh?)

Anyhow Showtime is where we saw ‘em- Showtime at COD.

A couple of Code Geass crossovers in this week’s eppys. Two of the new ‘Nightmares’ (like Gundams) have unusual names: ‘Guren’  (as in ‘Guren Lagann’ the BGR anime series above) and ‘Zangetsu’ (as in the name of Ichigo Kurosaki’s ‘zampatou’ sword in ‘Bleach’. His has the voice of Richard Epcar who also voices the last of the Bounts- Kouga)

In both Code Geas and in FMA some of the characters have a special logo in their eye a la Code Lyoko’s XANA logo in the evil characters’ eyes.

In both Death Note and Bleach there are specific hints as to character origins. In DN Ryuuk tells Light Yagami that any user of the DN book can neither go to Heaven nor Hell after death. So what’s left? Shinigami World meaning that DN book users after death become Shinigami death gods- right?

In Bleach Rukia’s Squad 13 captain (the one that is always sick as a rule) tells a subordinate that Ichigo’s friends are special with unusually high spiritual pressures. He goes on to say that he would not be at all surprised if after death they became soul reapers themselves after they had passed on to the Soul Society. Renji Abari committed a minor faux pas in this week’s eppy. While fighting one of the Arrancar Hollows he told him that by the time Kiske arrived the Arrancar himself would be dead. He apparently forgot that all Hollows are already dead to begin with. For that matter are soul reapers really alive or dead?

Ichigo, Urryuu and Chad have just met three Arrancars and their pet in the Wako Mundo desert on their way to Las Noches (The Nights) which is Aizen’s HQ fortress. Seems not all Arrancars and Hollows are bad because these guys gave ‘em a lift and are guiding them to LN. Live and learn guys. Why are they in WM? Aizen has Orihime of course!

Discovered why Moribito theme music is so familiar. Group is Arc ‘n ciel who did the GTO theme Driver’s Edge. Early OT and ET for Death Note are done by Nightmare group which is what the Black Knights and Brittanians’ Gundamlike fighting suits are called.

In FMA Ed has learned truth behind the Ishbaal massacre of fifteen years ago while brother Al has just discovered the identity of the Homunculi leader from the snake chimera Marta seconds before she was murdered by the #7 Homunculus- the Fuehrer King Bradley himself. He is Pride- the seventh deadly sin! But- who is his boss? Rose of Lior has become pals with Lira the girl alchemist who used to be with Yochi the state alchemist army lieutenant and she’s now called the Holy Mother but she has gone mute and who’s her baby’s father? The climax seems to be fast approaching and it promises to be exciting so don’t miss it gang! Hohenheim the Elrics dad is back and going after Dante. Al has become a deadly time bomb courtesy of an unknowing Scar and an evil Kimlee the Crimson Alchemist who used the red stones in Ed’s SAA watch to transmute the souls in Scar’s arm into a philosopher’s stone!

Another Bleach note- why did Aizen want Orihime kidnapped? What or who is the sojioque he has stolen which will awaken in the winter? Who is the lad newly born from its power? What does Kiske know which he ain’t telling? Can Ichigo defeat his Espada nemesis? Don’t ya just love that jutsu used by Captain Toshiro Hitagawa- reign over the frosted heavens! then the name of his zambatou? A version of it is used by the evil Dragon Emporer in Mummy 3 when Jet Li turns a field of snow into jagged ice stalagmites. Of course he has mastery over the five Chinese elements- fire, water, earth, wood and metal! If there are only five elements in Chinese philosophy then how can there be an avatar or guardian of the air- Avatar the Last Airbender? Air is not one of those elements! And who’s the looney tunes Espada poor Rangiku is stuck with?

Just saw an unusual style of skillfully blended live action with animation film called Immortal. About an Egyptian creation god (Horus) who must procreate in seven days or lose his immortality forever so he comes to AD 2095 NYC and mates with a BetaZoid/Vulcan type alien (Charlotte Rampling is a doctor in this one gang).

Getting into DLs and ULs and burning CDs again. Trying to get into attaching videos to messages like I do pix now but it’s damned tricky folks!

Happy birthday to Tom Kenney who voices one of the autobots in the new Transformers flick. He’s the narrator for the StarWars/CloneWars animated series on AS too.

I am now reading Umberto Eco’s classic novel Foucault’s Pendulum which is all about the Knights Templar and the Grand Plan and the Philosopher’s Stone and other heavy stuff like that. It’s a great book and might make a great film if Hollywood ever wises up. It’s a bit of a wordy read and calls for an understanding of world history and a smattering of mythology and stuff but it is well worth it. Eco wrote that marvelous book Name of the Rose which became a film starring Sean ‘007’ Connery as a monk detective. Latest book I’ve read is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Tanglewood Tales which is a different retelling of Greek mythology. He even calls Mercury (Hermes) the gods’ messenger Quicksilver. That was also the name of one of the X-Men villains and was voiced by Richard Ian Cox. Any suggestions for my next reading quest? I like puzzles, quests, treasure hunts and the like. I have had my fill of mysteries though. Mama is reading The Magic Labyrinthe which I have covered in the blogs and messages. In September I will be getting The Lost Symbol- Dan Brown’s newest novel. Not much info on that book yet though.

Am currently reading a Farmer novel- Other Log of Phileas Fogg and it’s like something outta Dr Who! There’s a ‘distorter’ which works like a beam transporter only forget about sneaky moves with it! When it activates it bongs loudly many times at both ends! Seems Terra has two ancient alien races- Capellians and Eridaeneans- who live about a millenia each unless they get killed. They wage a constant war on each other to remake Terra into Utopia (Eridaeneans) or ruin it and rule it (Capellians). Fogg and Passepartout and Ayouda are Eris but Fix and Nemo are Caps. Somehow or other Fogg’s trip around the globe is no mere bet but a race to save Earth! Anyone who has read it and/or the Riverworld sagas may comment if they wish.

Finished OLOPF and started Lin Carter’s epic Thongor vs the Gods which is where Zandar Zan originated. Told ya I didn’t make him up just for Wings, didn’t I? Thongor’s like Conan the Barbarian ably played by Gov Arnie! Finished Thongor and The Cipher which is what Arabesque is from. The film had Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren in it. Now I’m reading Nick Meyers’ pastiche on Sherlock Holmes- the Hellbirds which is about the early part of WWI (Dec 1914) and involves the German spy Von Bork (His Last Bow by Doyle made into film Voice of Terror) and a local East Anglican legend. You should hear what Mycroft considers ‘modern technology’!

New read is Helma from the Tros of Samothrace series. Ho hum so far. Waiting on Dan Brown’s Lost Symbol coming soon I hope.

I have just added three plums to my anime vids collection: Complete DVD sets of Noir, Gasaraki and Tactics. I already have the complete set of Black Lagoon on DVD and partials on Blood+, Cyborg 009, FMA, Bleach and a few others. I have the first 7 eppys of Morabito and am on the lookout for the set. Bobby has the complete set of Trigun and Mama has the complete set of Gunslinger Girl and Witchblade. Anyone else have any new acquisitions to talk about? If so blog it here or post some messages folks.

Now have Bebop movie on DVD and VHS. Just got GS Innocence 2 and Haunting in Connecticutt. Thundercats came at last for Mama. Still have yet to watch DB Evolution film.

I will leave you with this. I invite everyone to visit the Forums in SciFi.com (syfy.com after 7 July) under AniMondays/RaveMaster and read all about my newest fave anime series- the Rave Master. I burned the RM OT ‘Rave-olution’ by Reel Big Fish for Mama for Mom’s Day and she has not stopped playing that CD since then. She adores it and she loves RM and Gundam 00 which precedes it on Mondays AniMondays on SciFi (now SYFY) Channel.

Bobby’s fave on the History Channel ‘Ice Road Truckers’ returns next season (currently on COD/Science&Nature/HistoryChannel/IceRoadTruckers) and 27 September Mama’s fave Dexter returns to Sundays on Showtime. This weekend Michael C Hall who portrays Dexter will star in Gamer with Gerard Butler and Ludacris in theatres. Ludacris was in Max Payne while Butler is the Phantom of the Opera. This is Hall’s firt anything since Dexter.  When will my Angels ever return- who knows? Maybe I’ll watch them tonight- nai Nora Roberts’ Blue Smoke is on OnDemand. It’s the female version of Ron Howard’s Backdraft albeit it is set in Baltimore MD rather than Pittsburgh PA. It’s all about a gal who becomes an arson investigator and features Scott Bakula (Cpt Jonathan Archer of the Enerprise) in Bobby DeNiro’s Backdraft role as senior arson squad leader and Caterina’s boss. Reena is Alice Witt reprising the Backdraft role played by Alec Baldwin if I remember aright.

By the way Discover Channel (Ch 64 on Comcast) has dropped (at least for now) Josh Bernstein’s Into the Unknown series from their lineup. Josh was on a morning TV talk show this past Wednesday and he may be returning to the History Channel soon. A shame to lose his show since good archaeological shows are few and far between these days. I grew up with Bold Venture and Marlin Perkins’ Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom as well as the Wonderful World of Walt Disney. Today’s Disney crap would make Walt upchuck! Imagine showing stuff unsuitable for the entire family on network TV in prime time!

SYFY is airing Destination Truth which is like JBs old Digging for the Truth on HC. DT is hosted by Josh Bates or Gates and looks pretty good. Anyone know why SYFY considers wrestling science fiction stuff?

This just in folks! Josh Bernstein has revamped his website and is now using Twitter too. He has a fab group called JBs Group at YG. Dan Brown is on both Twitter and FaceBook now. What do you guys think about my starting an anime recipes file and a golf tips corner either here or at AH1 or somewhere else? Animeinfor.org is the only place I have ever seen an anime recipes section. As for golf tips- what can I say? I love golf- passionately even if I don’t play as much as I used to. Gomen but I just remem,bered this. Kudos to Robert the artist for hire for finding Dan Doh- probably the only anime series about golf itself! Sadly there are no dubs of it just subs. It can be found at VEOH and hulu quite easily. I’ll post a pix or two soon.

Another great show was In Search Of narrated by Leonard ‘Mr Spock’ Nimoy and I recall an eppy of theirs re the Knights Templar and Foucault’s Pendulum. If anyone knows where I can find a copy of those gems on VHS or DVD onegai let me know. A big domo arigatou in advance for your assistance. Gotta really go now and get some blogging done and maybe post Chapter 50 at last.

Just saw Kurosawa’s masterpiece 7 Samurai and started reading Angels & Demons after I finished Bored With the Rings (a LOR satire) and Fritz Lieber’s Knight & Knave of Swords which was about the two unlikely Norse heroes Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser- think of Arnie Schwarzenegger teamed up with Bruce Willis! Next chapter real soon now. Have a great day and weekend. Sayonara for now folks.

Dororo just ran on COD/FreeMovies. It was based on a manga about a warrior cursed as a demon trying to get human again and the gal warrior who aids him. Several more Japanese and Korean subbed films under FM like Triad Elections. Saw Sho Kosugi in Pray for Death which was about a modern day Ninja going on a bloody quest for vengeance in NYC! Cool!

Just finished reading Philip Jose Farmer’s climactic ending novel to his Riverworld series- The Magic Labyrinthe and boy is it cool! Doesn’t make too much sense if you haven’t read the other Riverworld books though. SciFi showed a made for TV Riverworld movie some time ago but it didn’t do the books justice at all. The three key characters are all from history: Sam (Mark Twain) Clemens, King (f. Prince) John of Robin Hood lore and Sir Richard Burton the great explorer who searched for the Nile’s source (not to be confused with the actor of the same name). Wikipedia has a pretty decent synopses of Farmer’s Riverworld sagas if anyone is interested.

Looks like COD has some good movie fare this month. Here are just a few:

Angel Unchained; Army of Darkness; Evil Dead 2; Haunted; Haunting of Julia; Candyman (Don’t miss Tony Todd in the new Transformers flick); Dracula (Gary Oldman); Mindwarp (w/ Angus ‘Phantasm’ Scrimm); Waxworks and Waxworks 2; Wishmaster and Wishmaster 3 and 4; Buffy the Vampire Slayer; X Files and X Men; Devour and Fly Me to the Moon (Houseflies on Apollo rocket). Go ahead. Give ‘em a whirl. Gotta go now.

Almost forgot Planet of the Apes and Beneath the Planet of the Apes- both classics!

Has anyone seen G Force yet? How about Haunting in Connecticut? Someone has suggested at FaceBook that our anime is dead. Boy did that ever open a potboiler of contention! If anime is dead well nobody told Hollywood! DragonBall, Watchmen, GI Joe, Blood:TLV, Transformers2, the list seems endless eh?

How about Tim Burton’s 9 and Pandorum eh?

I have now posted up to and including Ch 57 of Wings. I am trying to get Xmas and Wings rewritten and published. Think they will sell? A note to budding authors- Avoid ‘author mills’ like AuthorAmerica and AuthorHouse. All they want is for you to pay them to publish YOUR works! They guarantee nothing! Likewise avoid AbsoluteWriters Water Cooler for info and inspiration. They are quite negative and attempt to discourage a struggling author!

Don’t miss Showtime’s Inside the NFL tonight at 9, 10 or 11 PM ET. Play Beat the Insiders at beattheinsiders.com and join my group there- Saint K’s Anime Friends. I’m on FaceBook now you know. This is getting to be more like a newsletter than a guide. Any suggestions? I am considering a monthly golf tips column and a recipe file a la animeinfo.org. Comments?

Well that’s it for this time. Enjoy and toodles tomos watashi-K&K

Kei & Yuri in a dangerous mood. Watch out!

Kei & Yuri in a dangerous mood. Watch out!

These are the Classic Angels. For the Flash ones see top of this post. See ya soon- K&K


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