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Tachikoma (タチコマ)

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008 by calixton

Those of you familiar with the anime Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (GitS:SAC for short) will recognize the friendly, blue, soul-searching critter above as a Tachikoma. Those of you not familiar with the 26-episode series should rent and watch the whole thing right now, it’ll save me some explaining and will be more […]

Beyond Lost

Thursday, February 28th, 2008 by calixton

Judging from the posts on the Max Pictures’ Blather page you might think that all we ever do is watch Lost, make DHARMA Initiative labels, and avoid working on our film projects. This is patently untrue. Miss T and I also watch anime and J-dramas and also avoid working on our slowly-decaying hut. Here are […]

Tezuka exhibit came and went

Wednesday, September 26th, 2007 by calixton

Slow on the heels of the last photos-posted-late post are a batch of pics from the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco. They are, of course, from a jaunt Miss T and I took last month. So, the story goes like this: after a couple of false starts, one afternoon Miss T and I finally […]

Summer Movies

Wednesday, August 8th, 2007 by calixton

Miss T and I watch movies, primarily on DVD. For that reason we’re always months or years behind in watching the regular crop of summer blockbusters. This year, however, we’ve been on a going-to-the-movies roll and have caught quite a few of the Summer 2007 releases: Live Free or Die Hard; Harry Potter and the […]

ORESKABAND rocks. S.O.S. Brigade, not so much.

Wednesday, July 18th, 2007 by calixton

Okay, I know Anime Expo ended two weeks ago, but here’s a little blurb about one musical highlight and one musical non-highlight of the Expo. I’ve been dimly aware that J-music artists have been coming to the United States in general and anime conventions in particular (Miss T and StudioArtmix’s Kuya Ed have been more […]

Anime Expo 2007 musings

Monday, July 9th, 2007 by calixton

Following are some thoughts I scribbled in my notebook immediately post-AX (Anime Expo). I may expound on them at some later point. Physical effects Humid weather is tiring I’m getting old (and, to a lesser extent, Miss T is too) Hotels are getting cheaper (as in: not as good) Have I mentioned the humidity? Parking […]

Anime Expo goneth

Friday, July 6th, 2007 by calixton

Aaaand, we’re back. About two weeks ago the Max Pictures team hit the road in our angry washing machine and headed down to Anime Expo in Long Beach. However, we undershot the start of AX by some five days and overshot Long Beach by some 120 miles (to visit friends and family in San Diego). […]


Wednesday, February 14th, 2007 by calixton

Sometimes you know somebody. And that somebody knows someone. And that someone works for Pixar, The Home of All That is Good in Computer-animated Storytelling in the United States. And that someone offers your somebody a tour of Pixar’s headquarters in Emeryville. And your somebody says someone invited them to visit Pixar and would you […]

Comic-Con International 2004

Monday, July 26th, 2004 by calixton

Anime Expo 2004

Monday, July 19th, 2004 by calixton