Author Archives: sploradorali

About sploradorali

Photographer, nerd media consumer, and aspiring tech monkey.

Universal Century Buffer Course

Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096 has kicked off this week and, surprisingly, there are actually people who never knew that Gundam Unicorn’s OVA even existed. So, to help those who haven’t already seen Gundam Unicorn, especially non-Gundam fans, I’ve decided … Continue reading

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Analysis: Saekano Light Novel (Volumes 7-9, Girls’ Side 2)

The first season of the Saekano anime may not have gotten unanimous rave reviews, but I think it’s worth staying tuned for season 2 next year. The slow-moving, slapstick plot is deceptive, betrayed by its own charm: Things in the … Continue reading

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Hiking, and a short A7 adapted lens review

There’s nothing quite like hiking up a trail, regardless of how many other people are walking up and down with you. It’s difficult to find time for a little mother nature in Los Angeles, California, but there are some nice … Continue reading

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Akihabara Expo CANCELLED

A little late on the news, but I feel that this information should be spread on any medium possible, as Akihabara Expo have failed to make any effort to notify its attendees, which is arguably more heinous than the alleged … Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: The Anthem of the Heart

The Anthem of the Heart -Beautiful Word Beautiful World- (心が叫びたがってるんだ) Genre: Anime, Romance, Slice-of-Life Synopsis After inadvertently causing the end of her parents’ marriage, the chatty Jun Naruse is cursed by an egg fairy to never speak again. However, years … Continue reading

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Shutter Finger

I started with my photography almost three years ago, armed with a Canon 1100D and a 75-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. If you could tell by my initial lens selection, I had no clue about the ins and outs of using a … Continue reading

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Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata: 00 – 12 Final Impressions

冴えない彼女の育て方 Saekano: How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend Saekano is a charming harem-style comedy that combines a heaping helping of amusing meta-humor with a well-rounded cast. Despite its decent writing and good production quality, the show suffers from a distracting … Continue reading

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