Archive for April, 2008

MTAC 2008

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

COSPLAY Help! Police! Scar broke into my – oh wait, that’s just me. As promised, I redid my costume. There are two key differences between this version and my first attempt: 1. I applied the makeup with my index finger instead of my thumb It’s less manly but damn effective. 2. I redrew the tattoo […]

The Baka-Raptor Awards

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

Best Episodic Blog Baka-Raptor Best Editorial Blog Baka-Raptor Best Team Blog Baka-Raptor Best Manga Blog Baka-Raptor Most Influential Blog Baka-Raptor Best Dorama Baka-Raptor Rookie of the Year Baka-Raptor Funniest Blog Baka-Raptor Best Satire Blog Baka-Raptor Best Seiyuu-Oriented Blog Baka-Raptor Most Thought-Provoking Blog Baka-Raptor Best Blog-Related Comic Baka-Raptor Best Figurine Blog Baka-Raptor Best Art/Doujin/Visual Novel Blog […]

Fanservice Bingo

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

From November 5, 2007 through February 12, 2008, the Writers Guild of America was on strike. What most people don’t know is that the writers were on strike in Japan too. There’s no other explanation for the recent proliferation of mind-numbing fanservice anime: To Love-Ru (Guy grabs alien girl’s tits, forced to marry her) Kanokon […]

2008 Anime Blog Awards Nominations

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

I have two types of nominations: Seeds and Wild Cards. Seeds: Nepotism at its finest. These are blogs I regularly read, link to, comment on, etc… Wild Cards: When I run out of Seeds, I browse the list of nominees and select a worthy candidate. Best Episodic Blog Seed: Random Curiosity Seed: Sea Slugs! Seed: […]

Next Week: MTAC

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Next weekend, I’ll be taking a break in the middle of finals to attend the Middle Tennessee Anime Convention. But Baka-Raptor, why would you go to an anime convention? Thousands of people go to anime conventions! Don’t you hate people? Yes, but once in a while it’s important to do things that you hate, just […]

I beat up Watanuki

Friday, April 18th, 2008

Fresh off my victory against Raki, I mysteriously found myself in Yuko’s shop. Greeting me with a sultry smile, Yuko offered to grant my deepest darkest desires. I immediately asked for the one thing all men crave: a roast leg of lamb. When Yuko summoned Watanuki to cook it, Watanuki threw one of his usual […]

100 Reasons to Vote for Baka-Raptor

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

With all the one year anniversary posts popping up recently, I thought I’d get in on the action by celebrating my not one, not two, but 2.2 freaking years of rocking the internet. I could take the opportunity to humbly thank all the people who’ve helped make this possible, or I could crank out one […]

Why Noe is Crazy (from a Man’s POV)

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

Approximately 10 days ago, I left a comment on The Scrumptious Anime Blog explaining why men don’t like Noe: “The problem with Noe is that she’s crazy. She’s always jumping out of trees and talking to chickens. No guy wants to be in a relationship with a girl who tries to make him eat chicken […]

Kamen no Maid Guy: Finally, a Strong Male Lead

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

Warning: This show has the potential to be terrible. Don’t take this review as seriously as you normally take my objective, unbiased reviews. Warning #2: This show has boobs bouncing all over the place. If you hate boobs, Kamen no Maid Guy definitely isn’t the show for you. I’m ready to declare this the sleeper […]

Kyon is not a girl

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Genderbending totally doesn’t cast doubt on your sexuality. Unless you’re a man. Or a woman (although established scientific authorities have long asserted that all women are bisexual). I’ll be the first one to admit that any woman would be more attractive if she acted a little more like Kyon. What potent heterosexual male wouldn’t drool […]