The Podcast that Never Was

Starring (in order of importance):






Take 1

Welcome to the IcyStorm podcast!

Take 2

Welcome to the Minimum Tempo podcast! Today is September 27th.

Take 3

Welcome to the Minimum Tempo podcast! Today is September 30th, and you know what that means, right lolikit?


IcyStorm, while you’re setting up for a retake, let me remind you to backup this recording, just in case your hard drive fails.


Hard drive failure is no laughing matter. 1 of out 14 hard drives fail within 1 year of manufacture. Don’t become a statistic – backup your data.


Take 4

Welcome to the Minimum Tempo podcast! Today is September 30th, and you know what that means, right lolikit?

The 30th – I mean – “today” is the official R1 release date of the Aria Season 1 DVD box set!

That’s right! Today my guests, lolikitsune, Baka-Raptor, and nekosasu, are here to discuss Aria. Unfortunately, TheBigN couldn’t make it.

I’m right here πŸ™‚

I’d like to start off my asking my guests why they love Aria. How about you, lolikit?

Well, it’s…it’s just so beautiful! Like, the characters…and the setting…ummm…wonderful…utopia…wonderful…



It’s hard to verbalize why we love Aria; we just know that we do.

That’s so true! Baka-Raptor, have I ever told you how much I love you?


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways:
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of everyday’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints, — I love thee with the breath,
Smiles, tears, of all my life! — and, if God choose,
I shall but love thee better after death.

Hazukashii serifu kinshi!



Next question: Baka-Raptor, what do you think fans can do to spread their love of Aria?



…assuming that’s not a viable option, anything else?

Since Aria is a slice-of-life show, it may be hard to promote based on content alone. Perhaps the best way to get people to watch Aria is to show them how passionate the fans are. For example, RunningKid did a series of posts about his “pilgrimmage” to Venice.

So did I!

RunningKid’s pictures were breathtaking!

So were mine!

And also…



Baka-Raptor’s connection seems to be down at the moment.

Now’s my chance to admit to liking questionable shows without being embarrassed in front of Baka-Raptor. I like The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Lucky Star, and El Cazador de la Bruja! Man, that was liberating.



…and that’s why Alicia would make an awesome Claymore!

Sorry Baka-Raptor, we didn’t catch any of that. And that’s all the time we have for today!


My hard drive failed and I can’t recover any of the data. Which… means the podcast is gone. Sorry about this o_o thanks for taking the time to do it though. It was a good experience for me, anyway. Maybe some other time in the future…

From left to right: nekosasu, lolikitsune, Baka-Raptor


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  1. Maaaaaaaaa XD

    Damn, this really made me want to listen to it :(((

    But it was a nice discussion nevertheless, wish people could listen to it. I liked it a lot, thanks guys!

  2. I love ARIA! Lol, the presentation was funny. Btw, Alicia can qualify for the second season of Anime’s Next Top Model… but she lacks much photos found on the net πŸ™

  3. @nekosasu: Maybe we can ask Aria to do his time-travel thing so we can go back and get another copy of the recording.

    @lolikitsune: Would it have been as good if I’d told you what I was doing beforehand? That’s the essence of my no-spoilers policy.

    @Ryan A: One of the three Abyssal Ones, Alicia of the West.

    @kanzeon: Fine, but I stand by my recommendation of the real Claymores. You can find a ton of Claymore fanart over here.

    @Dancing Queen: I can think of a great early birthday present for IcyStorm…

    @IKnight: If by best you mean creepiest.

    @Ina: I’ve also heard that 72.8% of all statistics are made up.

    @IcyStorm: Our podcast needed editing?

    @digitalboy: πŸ™‚

    @A Day Without Me: Yes. There’s no other way to interpret it.

  4. “TheBigN is by far the most imporant in that group”


    Runningkid: You know I did. πŸ˜›

    But seriously, with the main internet connection I use (a school network), for some reason I can’t utilize programs like Skype or Ventrilo. But apparently Google Talk works. Strange, that…

    No disrespect to Baka-Raptor, but with all due respect, I probably could have kicked that podcast up several notches of awesomness… in my dreams.

    And if Baka-Raptor was on IRC, he would see that he pretty much got how I usually talk on there. πŸ˜€

  5. rofl, this “pod cast” is already awesome as it is, and I can just wonder if listening to the actual thing will make or break that awesomeness XD

  6. “1 in 15 hard drives fail within a year of manufacture”

    Oh crap, I just bought a 1Tb one on Saturday… T_T

    Poor me, my hard drive may fail… but so far it’s a good one, which allows me to follow the new Anime season…

  7. @otou-san: I’m sure we’ll have plenty of lost podcasts to look forward to.

    @RunningKid: I will, at some point. My parents have been spying on my bank account again. Once I come up with a money laundering scheme to conceal the fact that I’m buying anime, it’s the first thing I’m going to get.

    @TheBigN: Now you’ve added πŸ˜› to your repertoire? Looks like I’ve underestimated you.

    @Laguna: Sure, but that one might mysteriously disappear too.

    @usagijen: IcyStorm neglected my sagely advice about backing up data, so we’ll never know.

    @C.I.: He tried to, but the smilies are so inextricable from his character that they showed up through a podcast. And he wasn’t even in it!

    @blissmo: It’s a play button called “imagination”

    @Shin: Does Microsoft Sam interpret emoticons too?

    @biankita: πŸ™‚

    @Epi: Lelouch had/has a fashion sense centuries ahead of its time.

    @A Day Without Me: You did long ago…

    @Asperger’s: Give it a name. Then it won’t; it’ll just quit or die or something.

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