Wednesday Wrapup

Meetings yesterday. But I wrote a lot of good code, so I’m happy.

Stopped by Cerebral Hobbies in Chapel Hill and found the GURPS Basic Set as well as the out-of-print GURPS Diskworld an the in-print GURPS Diskworld Addendum. Picked up a copy of Chez Geek too.

Picked up Allen & Son’s BBQ (PBO location) on the way home. I have a new favorite BBQ joint.

Watched the Akira SE DVD once Ray went to bed. It’s a different Movie in Japanese. It actually (*gasp*) makes sense with subtitles and without drugs. Plus the voices fit the characters, unlike the original US release.

I may watch the new English Dub, just to see what they’ve done with it. Part of my head says there were some minor re-edits, to remove some violence, but I could be wrong. Until I do a side-by-side comparison with the original US released VHS, I can’t be sure.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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6 Responses to Wednesday Wrapup

  1. elgorgo says:

    i dig GURPS space, but there doesn’t seem to be anyone around interested in sci-fi gaming anymore. well, outside of star wars i guess.

  2. moonfl0wer says:

    i was really impressed with the new dub, and would dig seeing the japanese version one day…

    let me know what you find out if you compare the 2 — it had been so long (years+years) since i’d seen the original before i saw the new one a few months ago, that i was having a hard time remembering what had been changed…

  3. alchemist says:

    I dunno – I think Malaclypse still does Paranoia on occation, although that’s not hardcore Sci-Fi.

    Once I get the hang of GURPS, though, I plan on doing an online thing – since getting time to do tabletop is at a premium – say, once a year until the kids are older.

  4. alchemist says:

    There were some rough cuts in the early part of the movie, and then later when Kai shoots the guy in the sewage tunnel, I think they snipped a *SMALL* bit.

    Most of it is violence, and I’m really disapointed in Pioneer now. Although this is par for the course with their US releases, I guess. If they can cut, re-edit, or modify an anime to make it more palatable to US audiences, they will. Some of the worst US releases were from them…

  5. elgorgo says:

    ah… paranoia. awesome.

    i feel lucky to have cerebral hobbies so nearby, but i wish they would keep their stock of minis updated. and, you know, put prices on them.

  6. alchemist says:

    I bet.

    It was murder when Hungates in North Hills (since moved to Crabtree) and the Cameon Village Hobby Shop (mostly models & trains – no miniatures or gaming supplies, really) were the only places I had to raid for that stuff.

    My only beef, having seen Cerebral Hobbies for the first time yesterday is that it could really use someone to look after the *STORE*, and not the gamers. You can tell fan-run stores by the disorginization *grin*

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