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Gizmos gone astray

So I found the thumb drive by virtue of going into town today and writing up the test I needed to hand in for class. It was stuck in the work box, right where I'd left it on Friday. Unfortunately, the Palm Pilot has now gone missing, and I wonder if I did something dumb like leave it at MCAD after the meeting on Sunday. Ah, you know the stress is starting to get to you when you're having these little memory lapses...

I finally got around to watching the rest of All Purpose Cultural Cat Girl Nuku Nuku DASH! this past weekend. Spoilers follow.
DASH! is a twelve-episode OVA series that came out after the TV series (which I haven't seen in its entirety either) and a lot of APCCG fans absolutely hate it. After watching it, I have a better idea why, though some elements are obvious from the beginning. For one thing, Nuku Nuku's hair goes from red to a pale green, and the overall tone of the series is far darker and more serious than either the OVA or the TV series, which were both played largely for laughs. None of the characters are quite true to their earlier versions, and Nuku Nuku's origin story has been changed almost completely...it reminds me of Paul Verhoeven's movie rendition of Starship Troopers in that the only thing the characters in the movie had in common with the book's characters was that they had similar names and some of the plot details were sort of similar.

Except that DASH! doesn't even have that going for it. The art, while not as cartoonily awful as the TV series, is greatly inferior to the OVA, and the story is full of characters who appear to be significant (and in a couple of cases have the same names as characters from the TV series) but are just around for one episode and then disappear, which is annoying; I would have liked to have seen Oizumi and the Flower Girl used in more than one episode. I could go on quite a bit about the annoying character changes, but it suffices to say that they must have paid Aya Hisakawa a lot of bling to put up with the lobotomy they did on Arisa. Not recommended.

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hyperblaster
Feb. 22nd, 2005 06:11 am (UTC)
Keep one of those tiny thumb drives on your keychain. That works for me! You can get really tiny ones these days, and they hold up to 1GB of data to boot.

As for missing Palm Pilots, you're on your own. I never use those things myself. My laptop is a lot bulkier, but almost impossible to lose (try losing an 8-pound deadweight)
wombat_socho
Feb. 22nd, 2005 06:29 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking of attaching its lanyard to it - it should be a lot harder to lose with about 2' of blue ribbon hanging off of it. As for the Palm Pilot, well, I did find it last night. Not quite under my pillow, but close. >_
hyperblaster
Feb. 24th, 2005 04:35 am (UTC)
Lots of people I know use lanyards around their neck for keeping their keyrings, thumb drives and cell phones. Might look weird, but mighty useful.
wombat_socho
Feb. 24th, 2005 01:58 pm (UTC)
What I really need is some of that high-tech bling Cobb was talking about a while back...a combination phone, PDA and smart card that hangs off my neck and looks cool. That's not in my price range for a while, though. Once it is, and my stress level is down from trying to do a dozen things at once, then I ought to be set...and stylin'! ^^
hyperblaster
Feb. 26th, 2005 04:05 pm (UTC)
I don't know.. I never found these combination phones to be very good. For me, I just stuff my phone, PDA and wallet in my handbag...
wombat_socho
Feb. 26th, 2005 06:28 pm (UTC)
Some of the high-end Palm Tungsten models look like they'd be okay...and of course, as a guy, I don't do the handbag thing. I have a gym bag that gets used as an ersatz briefcase, but my phone tends to get lost in there. I don't carry it everywhere, either, which is another drawback.
chibitoaster
Feb. 22nd, 2005 12:41 pm (UTC)
I don't have a thumb drive for the simple fact that I would LOSE THE HELL OUT OF IT!

No, realy, CDs are about as small of media as I can handle with my life in the disorder its in now.

Relax, breathe, and try to calm down a bit... take some time to just breathe. REally, it helps a lot.

In a few weeks, a big chunk of the stress will be over.
wombat_socho
Feb. 22nd, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
That's good advice, and I need to remember it. Thanks.
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