Monthly Archives: March 2010

Successful Omamori Himari prediction!

So, with another anime season coming to a close, I decided to whip out
some special powers and try to predict Omamori Himari's ending. And
what… “surprise” that was.

Key points of interest:


-“Let's see, Himari can enter [berserk] mode because she wants to
protect the one she loves/cares/protects. So who wants to bet Yuuto
will Light Ferry his way to save the one he loves/cares/wants to
protect. Ah, what an ending…”
-“So Kyuuchibi doesn't get her meal, Shuuten thinks she fails, he is
the Megaman style “oh, you thought that was the [last] boss, when it's
actually me!” and tries to end it all.”
-“…I think if they can cure Kyuuchibi's gluttony then she joins the
Yuuto clan too.”
-“…don't think Kuesu will be a deciding factor this time around.”

Score one for the mangatron!

Series ending prediction scoreboard:
0 – Anime
1 – mangatron

What series should I predict next…

Sent from my Treo750 (always wanted to type that 😛 )

Omamori Himari Animated Gif’s

Well well, long time reader of the manga first time viewer of the anime, wait, this isn’t a radio show…

The following gifs are friendly for the Animesuki Forum Avatar rules. If you use these, or post these elsewhere, please, link back to this post/blog. You know it takes time to make these, and i could use the exposure 😀

*currently used by me at the Animesuki Forums

The following is a tad too large for Animesuki Forums (yeah, 5 years ago lol, seems they raised the max size to 50KB…)

 You’d probably notice that these are mostly from episode 3. I would’ve wasted my time on the trivial ones like Himari’s berserk eye, but it’s time consuming lol. But now I feel like making more. Ah, as time allows…

Half Past Dead DS handhelds

Wow, “for a a moment there, I thought [i] was in trouble” -end quote.

I don’t know how it happened, but both my DS lite and my DS Phat bought the farm on March 2nd. I would suspect that sharing a single charger (one at a time of course) might have lengthened their demise, but they both had their share of problems. The DS Lite had a faulty digitizer (resulting in taps slightly off course), DS cartridge’s failing to load (not just one game, several of them) and my DS Phat had the aforementioned cartridge read problems as well. Who knows, maybe the fact that they are both the North American variants of their series (my imported DS Lite first production model from Japan still works) or maybe my custom charger (doesn’t explain cart read failures before the custom charger was used), but as usual, I simply looked online for “repair bricked DS” and I found what I was looking for: the blown fuse repairs. As always, for repairs like that one needs a soldering iron/gun, and as a traveler, how the heck am I supposed to bring that around. So I did the sane thing I always did, a couple of days ago, using my repair skills with the wrong tools, we have the following:

The DS Lite F2 Fuse repaired(below white rectangle object with red on it). Note the curved piece of metal below the red part, that is my non-solder work-around by having a metal ring bridge the fuse together.
The DS Phat, unfortunately you cannot see the F2 fuse because I used the same sticky pad on the DS Lite to cover it to prevent the metal bridging ring from getting loose.
So now, my 3 DS’s live in harmony once again. I’ll admit when they both died I was already planning on scraping them for parts, for any potential future projects. Too bad, I would have been able to create that multiple screen GBAsp out of these parts lol…

Look at the DS Lite’s poor power switch. Ironically I broke the broken one while taking the above pictures. Hey, at least it still works, I’ve read a number of discouraged consumers remarks about declaring the DS Lite dead after they find out their power switch is broken. I hope I’m an example of how one must never give up on dead devices until you see they partially emit smoke and start to feel hot in your hands.
Da Capo!