05.16.08

Meeting Reports: 2008 Mar 29, Apr 12, May 10

Posted in Meeting Reports at 2:07 pm by mark

Sorry for the lack of reports, folks; life’s been particularly hectic lately. Let’s catch up.

March 29 was a pretty typical meeting; we watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #89 (in which Tsunade confronts Orochimaru), Pumpkin Scissors #21 (wherein events at the ball begin to get out of control), D.Gray-man #21 (revealing something startling about the “villagers” killed by the vampire), Bleach #61 (in which the Shinigami confront Aizen, who makes a dramatic departure), and Ghost Hunt #21 (in which Mai’s nightmare is shown to have a relationship to reality).

April 12′s scheduled episodes were Naruto #90 (in which Tsunade confronts Orochimaru), Pumpkin Scissors #22 (in which the lieutenant fights a duel), D.Gray-man #22 (revealing the history of Eliade and Krory), Bleach #62 (explaining Aizen’s interest in Rukia), and Ghost Hunt #22 (featuring another of Mai’s revelatory dreams).

At this meeting, we also decided that the next two series, replacing the soon-to-end Pumpkin Scissors and Ghost Hunt, will be Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann and Dennou Coil.

The April 26 meeting was canceled due to a schedule conflict with the library.

Finally, on May 10, we watched our scheduled episodes: Naruto #91 (in which Shizune reveals Tsunade’s history to Naruto), Pumpkin Scissors #23 (revealing the conclusion of the duel… but not of the events at the ball), D.Gray-man #23 (wherein Krory defeats Eliade and decides to join the Exorcists), the double-length special Bleach #63 (the first half of which is a recap episode, the second half of which shows our friends’ return from Soul Society), and Ghost Hunt #23 (in which Naru lies in a coma while the rest of the team continues the investigation). Kris was unable to attend… but Fred actually showed up!

Be advised that the next meeting will be delayed to Saturday, May 31! Stay tuned to the e-mail list for details.

03.16.08

Meeting Report: 2008 Mar 1 and 2008 Mar 15

Posted in Meeting Reports at 11:43 am by mark

Been busy again, so here’s a double report to catch up on the last two meetings.On the 1st, we watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #87 (in which Naruto advances to the next stage of his training, while Jiraiya “gathers information”), Pumpkin Scissors #19 (following the Lieutenant to a formal ball while the squad distributes food), D.Gray-man #19 (wherein Allen and Lavi investigate reports of a vampire preying on a village), Bleach #59 (concluding the fight between Ichigo and Kuchiki Byakuya), and Ghost Hunt #19 (in which another investigator disappears, and Mai has a terrifying nightmare).

Today, Kris was able to make it to the meeting, and she brought green-frosted cupcakes! The scheduled episodes were Naruto #88 (in which Naruto again trains hard, while Jiraiya and Orochimaru both close in on Tsunade’s location), Pumpkin Scissors #20 (revealing more about Marquis Paul’s embezzlement and the events at the formal ball), D.Gray-man #20 (featuring the reluctant vampire Krory [Crowley?]), Bleach #60 (revealing the true fates of Captain Aizen and the Council of Forty-Six), and Ghost Hunt #20 (in which we learn more about “Urado” and the likely source of the house’s hauntings).

02.24.08

Meeting Report: 2008 Feb 16

Posted in Meeting Reports at 5:00 pm by mark

A small meeting on the 16th; only four folks showed up to watch the scheduled episodes of Naruto #86 (in which Naruto receives a gift from Gai and training from Jiraiya), Pumpkin Scissors #18 (wherein Stekkin attempts to cheer up the squad), D.Gray-man #18 (featuring a jealous brother and a hapless Akuma), Bleach #58 (revealing Ichigo’s bankai, Tensa Zangetsu), and Ghost Hunt #18 (in which the SPR crew, and a number of other investigators, begin investigating a very strange house).

02.07.08

Meeting Report: 2008 Jan 19 and 2008 Feb 2

Posted in Meeting Reports at 9:34 pm by mark

Nothing out of the ordinary to report for our last couple of meetings, though we did have one new face last Saturday.

On the 19th, we watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #84 (flashing back to the final hours of the Uchiha clan), Pumpkin Scissors #16 (revealing what the Lieutenant has been carrying in that big case), D.Gray-man #16 (in which Allen and Lenalee depart to help Kanda), Bleach #56 (featuring a fight between Yoruichi and Sui Fong), and Ghost Hunt #16 (wherein Mai tries her hand at some spiritual defense).

Then, on the 2nd, the scheduled episodes were Naruto #85 (wherein Sasuke takes on Itachi), Pumpkin Scissors #17 (concluding the Mione affair), D.Gray-man #17 (wrapping up the story of Vittorio), Bleach #57 (revealing the history between Yoruichi and Sui Fong, and beginning the battle between Ichigo and Kuchiki Byakuya), and Ghost Hunt #17 (in which Naru takes a big risk).

01.18.08

Meeting Report: 2008 Jan 5

Posted in Meeting Reports at 12:03 pm by mark

Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!

For our first meeting of the new year, half a dozen of us (excluding, unfortunately, Kris) watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #83 (in which Jiraiya and Naruto set out on their journey), Pumpkin Scissors #15 (continuing the effort to clean up the sewers — metaphorically speaking), D.Gray-man #15 (concluding the affair of the Leaf of Revival), Bleach #55 (wherein Yoruichi resurfaces, and two captains engage the Captain-General), and Ghost Hunt #15 (featuring the continued and escalating investigation into the haunted school).

12.16.07

Meeting Report: 2007 Dec 15

Posted in Meeting Reports at 10:02 am by mark

Back to a much more typical meeting this time around. Five folks made it, and we ate corn chips and watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #82 (in which Kakashi and company encounter some strange visiting ninja), Pumpkin Scissors #14 (wherein our heroes attempt to relocate some refugees living in the sewers), D.Gray-man #14(beginning some adventures in the snow), Bleach #54 (in which Ichigo shows up in the nick of time), and Ghost Hunt #14 (starting a new investigation into a haunted high school).

The next meeting would be scheduled for the 29th, but the library will likely be closed this day, so chances are that we won’t meet again until the New Year. Stay tuned to the e-mail list for details, and have a wonderful holiday!

12.04.07

Meeting Report: Dec. 1, 2007

Posted in Meeting Reports at 9:39 pm by Kris

Our latest meeting went a little differently than originally planned; Mark was scheduled to be on a business trip during the meeting, and was kind enough to make a tape of the usual episodes in advance. However, as the best-laid plans oft go awry, I was unable to pick up the tape in time, so we had to spring for another option.While we had a relatively small group (4 in all), we did have one new attendee join us. After offering a variety of options both new and old, including Saiyuki, D.N. Angel, Last Exile, and even The Nightmare Before Christmas, we settled on eps. 1-4 of Peacemaker Kurogane. Apparently it was a real hit, and a continuation may be in the works as part of our next group of series when we finish up some of the current ones in the spring. We also discussed (over chips and candy) the possibility of more frequent meetings and get-togethers. Thanks to all who attended!! 

11.20.07

Meeting Report: 2007 Aug 18

Posted in Meeting Reports at 9:43 pm by mark

Due to schedule conflicts, we met on a Sunday this time. Five folks made it, and we ate corn chips and watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #81 (in which Jiraiya is asked to become the next Hokage), Pumpkin Scissors #13 (featuring an adventuresome princess), D.Gray-man #13 (introducing Lavi), Bleach #52-53 (a double episode wherein Renji takes on Kuchiki Byakuya in a Bankai battle), and Ghost Hunt #13 (revealing the fate of Kenji).

11.05.07

Meeting Report: 2007 Nov 3

Posted in Meeting Reports at 4:22 pm by mark

We had 6 folks at the meeting, including the long-lost Fred. We consumed leftover Halloween candy and watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #80 (bidding farewell to the Hokage), Pumpkin Scissors #12 (in which an incriminating manuscript is lost), D.Gray-man #12 (concluding the adventure in the time-looped town), Bleach #51 (showing the captains of the 13 Squads assembling for the execution), and Ghost Hunt #12 (beginning an investigation into possessions at a church).

10.25.07

Meeting Reports: 2007 Oct 6 and 2007 Oct 20

Posted in Meeting Reports at 10:56 am by mark

Once again I’ve been slacking off on reports, so here are the last two meetings.

There were half a dozen folks at the meeting on the 6th. We watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #78 (in which the fight between Gaara and Naruto heats up, and Naruto gets a little help), Pumpkin Scissors #10 (looking back at the formation of Section III), D.Gray-man #10 (giving some information on Miranda’s history), Bleach #49 (wherein Rukia reviews some events of the past), and Ghost Hunt #10 (concluding the investigation into the haunted school).

On the 20th, there were five of us; Kris brought along some Halloween candy, since this was our last meeting before Trick-Or-Treat time. We considered watching one of Tim Burton’s animated movies, but settled on the scheduled episodes of Naruto #79 (featuring Konoha’s counterattack), Pumpkin Scissors #11 (in which some newspaper coverage for Section III has unfortunate side effects), D.Gray-man #11 (wherein Miranda finally gets a little gratitude), Bleach #50 (providing a peek at what’s going on with Don Kan’onji and friends back in the real world), and Ghost Hunt #11 (a ghost story in a park).

09.22.07

Meeting Reports: 2007 Sep 8 and Sep 22

Posted in Meeting Reports at 7:02 pm by mark

I missed last meeting’s report, but it was a fairly standard meeting (though in a nonstandard room), with five people attending. We watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #76, Pumpkin Scissors #8, D.Gray-man #8, Bleach #47, and Ghost Hunt #8.

Good turnout today — seven folks showed up, three of whom had made it down to NDK last weekend (well, four counting me). We started a few minutes late, but still had time to watch all the scheduled episodes of Naruto #77 (wherein Naruto attempts to summon the Frog Boss, and we see some more of Gaara’s messed-up childhood), Pumpkin Scissors #9 (in which Oreld takes an interest in a troubled woman), D.Gray-man #9 (featuring a town where it’s always the same day), Bleach #48 (checking in on Ichigo’s progress in learning Bankai), and Ghost Hunt #9 (continuing the search for the culprit who’s placing curses around the school).

08.26.07

Meeting Report: 2007 Aug 25

Posted in Meeting Reports at 5:27 pm by mark

This was the club’s five-year anniversary meeting, and we celebrated with pizza, cookies, and soda. Four long-time members showed up, along with four fresh (and young) faces, so it was a bit more lively than usual. We celebrated by watching Miyazaki’s Mononoke Hime (a.k.a. Princess Mononoke) rather than our usual episodes.

08.22.07

Meeting Reminder: Aug. 25, 2007 — 5th Anniversary!!!

Posted in Fun Stuff, Meeting Announcements at 4:14 pm by Kris

Hi all,
just to remind you all, our next club meeting is this Saturday, Aug. 25, from 1:15 to 3:45pm at the Library. Also, since this is our 5th anniversary celebration, get ready for special programming options and, of course, pizza!!!
Feel free to bring snacks or sodas to share if you like, and of course, cosplay is welcome, from casual randomness (furry ears, etc) to all-out costumed insanity! (Technically, it always is, but our anniversary meetings seem to get more of it, and we usually have a camera on hand to record the proceedings!!)
PLEASE RSVP so we know how much pizza to get!!
Hope to see you all there!!!

08.11.07

Meeting Report: 2007 August 11

Posted in Meeting Reports at 8:19 pm by mark

We had all five regulars show up today, and once again Kris said there had been some interest from new members, but none appeared. We watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #75 (featuring the fight between Gaara and Sasuke), Pumpkin Scissors #7 (in which we meet the lieutenant’s fiance), D.Gray-man #7 (shedding some light on Allen’s past), Bleach #46 (with a look back at Renji, Kira, and Hinamori in their school days), and Ghost Hunt #7 (beginning the investigation of a school too haunted to be believed).

08.08.07

Meeting Reminder: Aug. 11, 2007

Posted in Meeting Announcements at 7:30 pm by Kris

Hi all,
our next club meeting is this Saturday, Aug. 11, from
1:15 to 3:45 pm at the Library. Hope to see you all
there!!!

07.29.07

Meeting Report: 2007 July 28

Posted in Meeting Reports at 12:51 pm by mark

Only three folks showed up today, but Kris said she’d received e-mail from some possible new members. We watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #74 (in which Shino fights Kankuro, and Sasuke catches up to Temari and Gaara), Pumpkin Scissors #6 (featuring an unexpected arrival at headquarters), D.Gray-man #6 (introducing a boy who cries “Akuma”), Bleach #45 (showing Ichigo beginning his attempt to master Bankai), and Ghost Hunt #6 (concluding the investigation of the poltergeist-haunted house).

07.26.07

Meeting Reminder: July 28, 2007

Posted in Meeting Announcements at 5:52 pm by Kris

Hi all,
our next club meeting is this Saturday, July 28, from
1:15 to 3:45pm; hope to see you all there!
Kris
L.A.C.

07.14.07

Meeting Report: 2007 July 14

Posted in Meeting Reports at 9:45 pm by mark

Four folks at today’s meeting. We watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #73 (in which the battle between Orochimaru and the Hokage reaches a new level), Pumpkin Scissors #5 (showing that hospitals are not always nice quiet places), D.Gray-man #5 (wrapping up the action at Matel), Bleach #44 (wherein Ishida shows his stuff against the captain of the 12th Squad), and Ghost Hunt #5 (continuing the research around Ayami-chan’s creepy doll Minnie).

07.11.07

meeting reminder: July 14, 2007

Posted in Meeting Announcements at 6:43 pm by Kris

Hi all,
our next club meeting is this Saturday, July 14, from 1:15 to 3:45 pm. Hope to see you all there!!
Kris
L.A.C.

06.30.07

Meeting Report: 2007 June 30

Posted in Meeting Reports at 4:43 pm by mark

Today’s meeting was small, even for us — three attendees, counting myself! Nevertheless, we watched the scheduled episodes of Naruto #72 (featuring a flashback for Orochimaru and the Hokage), Pumpkin Scissors #4 (in which we learn a bit more about Corporal Oland’s old unit), D.Gray-man #4 (wherein we discovered the identity of the Ghost of Matel), Bleach #43 (catching up with Inoue and Ishida), and Ghost Hunt #4 (beginning a new investigation into an apparent poltergeist).

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