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Top 3 Anime DVD’s I own

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Appleseed
It’s 2131 AD and the future of the human race hangs in the balance. Female soldier Deunan Knute has survived a major war that has pushed the earth to the brink of destruction. Located in a bombed-out urban wasteland, Deunan is transported to the Utopian city of Olympus and reunited with her former lover Briareos whose body is now half man, half cyborg. In Olympus City, half the population is made up of Bioroids, a genetically engineered species with a limited life span who are designed without unstable human emotions in order to create a peaceful society and protect the remaining members of the human race.
Ninja Scroll – 10th Anniversary Edition
A peak achievement of Japanese anime, Ninja Scroll is a propulsive mix of samurai action-adventure and supernatural fantasy from writer-director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Supernatural Best City). This is defiantly animation for grown-ups, complete with fountains of blood, plenty of naked flesh and (in both the subtitled and dubbed versions) some decidedly strong language. (Students of Japanese language could pick up some useful expressions.) The plot sounds like a 16th-century variation on The X-Files: an entire village has been wiped out by a mysterious plague and an antigovernment conspiracy of invulnerable demons seems to be responsible. A wandering ninja, Jubei, and his female counterpart, Kagero, team up to defeat the plotters. Jubei is a classic reluctant hero, agreeing to participate in the mission only after being fed a slow-acting poison; the antidote will be supplied after he cooperates. And Kagero, a looker whose embrace is lethal, is a femme fatale with a difference that seems distinctively Japanese: sexual contact itself is poisonous, especially for a warrior with a pure soul.
Yukikaze Collection
Unbeknownst to the general population, 33 years ago, an alien force, the JAM, opened an interdimensional gate in Antarctica to invade the Earth. In response to this threat, the unified forces of Earth formed a military unit to combat these aliens, successfully pushing them back to the planet codenamed: Fairy.
Even now, the war still rages on. Rei Fukai, a pilot of the elite FAF unit of the Special Air Force (SAF), flies the Yukikaze, an advanced fighter with a near sentient computer control system. However, the recent infiltration of human disguised-JAM agents has begun to blur the lines between friend and foe. As the SAF’s own fighters begin to turn against their own forces, the Final Battle for the skies of Fairy and control of ‘the Passageway’ to Earth will rest in the hands of Rei, and the only thing he can trust: the Yukikaze.

I’ve Arrived At Mykonos

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Just a short note to let you know that I arrived in Mykonos in one bit, had a slight delay on the way to Gatwick due to a track side fire but got to Gatwick eventually, had a good night at the Hilton hotel and got up at 3am, got the 6am flight and arrived here in Mykonos at about 11am.
Been in the pool, had a light lunch, just relaxing before deciding on what to do for the evening. biggrin.gif

James’s Journal Is Moving Home

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Hi Everyone,
Just a quick note to let you all know that “James’s Journal” is on the move, I’ve been hosting my website on my own server here at home for a while now and considering that the server is located in my bed room I’ve finally had enough of the noise, heat and the maintenance thats invloved with running a server so I decided a few months ago to find a hosting company that will give me more than one database and a decent about of webspace and last week I found the ideal company called Heartinternet.
Heartinternet are a UK based hosting company that offers a decently priced hosting solution and very helpful support staff. I bought the Home Professional account which is only £8.99 a month.
So to cut a long story short, I am in the middle of moving the site to my new hosting area, during which time you might see the odd “oops page not found” page.

Mother’s Day

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Whatever you do this weekend do not forget Mother’s Day, its one of those special times of the year where you can splash out on your mum and buy her a little treat, I’ve ordered for my mum a large bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates, a teddy and a ballon smile.gif.

I’ve been a bad boy

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Today I have been a very bad boy, for breakfast I had a toasted cheese sandwich and for luch I had a bacon & ham club sandwich, no fruit or juice today, i’ll make up for it during the week.

It’s The Journey That’s Important…

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Life, sometimes so wearying
Is worth its weight in gold
The experience of traveling
Lends a wisdom that is old
Beyond our ‘living memory’

A softly spoken prayer:
“It’s the journey that’s important,
Not the getting there!”
Ins and outs and ups and downs
Life’s road meanders aimlessly?
Or so it seems, but somehow
Leads us where we need to be,
And being simply human
We oft question and compare….
“Is the journey so important
Or the getting there?”

And thus it’s always been
That question pondered down the ages
By simple men with simple ways
To wise and ancient sages….
How sweet then, quietly knowing
Reaching destination fair:
“It’s the journey that’s important,
Not the getting there!”

By John McLeod

I’m Still Here

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As someone you can tell from my post on the 25th January I’ve been under a bit of stress recently from work and my personal life, i’ll try to post a few more light hearted bits as soon as I can. wink.gif