R.I.P. Hana Kimura. She was a Japanese professional wrestler who wrestled for Japan's Stardom promotion. She sadly passed away at only 22.
She appeared in Netflix's Terrace House series and one of the episodes resulted in her getting bullied online, which lead to her committing suicide.
Even now that she's dead, there are still people saying terrible things about her, and some people are even happy she's dead. It's fucked up and sad.
Poor girl had her whole life ahead of her and brought joy to so many of her fans. She didn't deserve this.
The new Animal Crossing game is fantastic and it's great how far the series has come. Still, there's something very special about the original on the Gamecube.
It lacks the graphics and features of AC on the Switch, but there's something special about it that sets itself apart from the other games in the series. Something about it that makes it still highly enjoyable after all this time. Maybe it's just nostalgia; I don't know.
I found a neat little python script that automates the game 'six degrees of wikipedia'.
If you don't know what that is, it's a game where you pick two Wikipedia articles and try to get from one article to the other one by clicking on links within the articles. The goal is to do this in the least amount of clicks possible.
This script automates this process for you. You just enter the starting and ending articles, and it will attempt to get you from one article to the other in the least amount of clicks. It's surprisingly fun.
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is getting a new anime and is expected to air some time in July. It has the same name as the original that aired in 2006.
I'm not sure if this means it's going to be a remake of the original, or an entirely new series. Regardless, I'm really excited! Higurashi is one of my favorite horror anime.
Studio Ghibli released several wallpapers that are free to download.
They stated that "the new wallpapers are meant to be used as backgrounds for video conferences and chats, so you and the people who communicate with you can feel as if you’ve been whisked away to the magical world of Ghibli."
You can download them here:
Yeonwoo—ex-MOMOLAND member—teaches how to properly wash hands, through a cute song.
I really wish she was still with MOMOLAND, but at least we still get to see her from time to time thanks to videos like this.
A nice benefit to gaming:
"In a new study, researchers show for the first time that expert players of real-time strategy games have faster information processing, allocate more cognitive power to individual visual stimuli, and allocate limited cognitive resources between successive stimuli more effectively through time.
These findings, published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, suggest that playing these games can cause long-term changes in the brain and lead to an improvement in temporal visual selective attention, according to the researchers."
I appreciate anime studios that make recap episodes or movies.
Sometimes I find out an anime I watched got a sequel and it's been such a long time since I've watched the original that I've forgotten a lot of details and most of what it was about.
Recaps save me the time of having to rewatch an entire series just to sort of refresh my memory.
My local grocery store started stocking the new Zero Sugar Mountain Dew Baja Blast. I tried it and it's pretty good. I wish the taste was stronger though. It tastes somewhat watery. Like the flavor is very mild compared to other zero sugar drinks. It's not bad and I still like it. I just wish it had a stronger taste.
I initially disliked Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken because the character design—especially the tall girl's design—seemed really weird to me. Like the mouth thing.
I've watched several clips of it after hearing what a great anime it is and now I'm really interested. I guess that's why they say you shouldn't judge a book by its cover. I rarely watch currently airing anime, but I may make an exception with this anime.
I just tried the Monster Maxx Mango Matic energy drink. This may be the sourest energy drink I've ever had.
The sour taste is overpowering and I don't recommend it unless you love sour tasting drinks.
They claim to inject these drinks with nitrous oxide. Would that affect the taste at all? Maybe I just got a bad flavor. Have any of you tried the other ones? Are they good?
There's a cool Twitch streamer I came across who's also a j-pop idol. Her name is Kaori Horiuchi and she's a member of the idol group Bakusute Sotokanda Icchome.
She streams in both Japanese and English and her English pronunciation is perfect. I honestly thought English was her native language when I first saw her. She plays LoL and Stardew Valley.
I recommend checking her out. She's not very well known and deserves more fans. Her Twitch name is Kaori_BSP. She also has a solo music video if anyone's interested.