Despite how much I like anime, I’ve never been a big fan of incredible events with no viable scientific explanation. This includes things like flying through the air with no apparent form of propulsion, creating vast quantities of energy from nothing, and penetrating the armour of a vehicle using a weaker material by using shear willpower. This is one of the reasons why Martian Successor Nadesico was and still is one of my favourite anime: it used the latest theories of quantum mechanics and newest technological advancements of the 90s to explain how things like instant transport and the terraforming of Mars was possible. When there was no way to explain something (like the generation of particles to perform a gravity blast), the topic was simply avoided rather than trying to make up something fake and untrue.
Archive for the ‘Random Wonderings’
So while I was watching episode 7 of Seitokai no Ichizon, there was one scene where they started going through what each of the girls was taking with them on a trip to Tokyo. They covered 4 very different types of travel luggage, my favourite was Mafuyu’s:
Anyone who’s been following Natsu no Arashi knows by now that time travel within the show happens on a regular basis, but there’s an important question that Hajime brings up: what happens when you go back in time and change history?
When Hajime and Arashi go back in time to save someone, do the people who are saved just suddenly pop into existence in the present or did they exist even before anyone went back in time?
Well, after five episodes, Touma finally figured out that there’s no way Index’s brain would explode (or implode?) because she has too much stuff memorized. I admit that I didn’t think anything about Index having too much information, but that was only because this is anime.
So after watching this episode, I started wondering how much information the brain could hold. From my high school days, I learned that we only use about 10% of our brains and that geniuses still only use a maximum of 15%, but this information was for processing power rather than information storage. A search on google for brain capacity turned up results ranging from 100MB (~10^8 bytes) to 10^8432 (that’s a 1 followed by 8432 zeroes). With such a wide range of predictions, it’s obvious that no one knows how much information the brain can hold. (more…)
Well, I just finished watching ep 15 of Penguin Musume. This episode involved Etorofu hijacking the Nankyoku time machine and going back in time to get rid of an embarrasing event. Of course, with any show that involves time travel there are unwanted consequences. At the end of the episode it appears that Pen-chan (Sakura) is no longer the main character and the anime is now called Shirokuma-ojousama Heart. I guess this is how Shirokuma gets her fortune/company back after going into bankruptcy.
So, after watching this ep, I started to wonder what I would do if I could go back in time to change something. If someone gave me a time machine right now, I would travel back a few years and tell the producers of Code Geass R2 to change the ending ^.^
(spoilers below for anyone that hasn’t seen the ending to Code Geass) (more…)
I don’t know if it’s just me or if this happens to other people, but for some reason I tend to get a lot of calls from strangers who have misdialed a phone number. This year I’ve gotten calls from people looking for Tom, Daniel, Rob, Ben, John (x3), Ryan, and their mom. The call looking for their mom was understandable since it was just a kid, but people should really learn how to punch in some numbers on a phone. (more…)
Wow, it’s been nearly a week since I made my last post. Classes started last week so my life has been pretty hectic getting school supplies, lining up for textbooks, and figuring out what my professors are talking about. One of the good things about being back in school now is that not all of my days begin at 8am. That leaves a couple hours in the morning to go for a jog, and with fall just starting, the weather is nice and cool so you don’t get too sweaty and it’s not so cold that you start shivering.
I’ve been taking the train a lot recently (several months now), and as such I see a lot of people. During all this time I’ve seen pretty much all the types of people you would expect at a station, such as: the young intellectual reading his/her book (usually on learning a new language), the teenager with their ipod turned up so loud that everyone can hear, the guy with the headphones dancing near the edge of the platform, the cute girl sitting on the bench, the businessman standing and looking at his watch every few seconds, the single mom trying to keep her children under control, the drunk that trips over his own feet, the couple smooching in the corner, and of course all the regular people just sitting/standing around.