What a way to start off the new year! The symbolism behind rewriting a ST&RS post for New Year’s is that at O-New, the new year’s going to bring upon us the same fate as ST&RS: a slow, painful death from neglect, disinterest, and creative stagnation!
Here’s a picture of Shirafune farting.
The symbolism is that I’m an old fart»
Happy Chinese New Year!
Though, not really. Even though I feel 20x better than I did yesterday after yesterday (a good night’s sleep always does the trick), it seems that the FUTURE OF ILLEGALLY DOWNLOADING ANIME is bleak.
What I’m trying to say is, my Bodacious Space Pirates post is finally finished. This matters because this post had no content, and I’m not going to be making a post for the next two days because I’m too busy being Chinese. Sorry about that.
tl;dr: Happy Chinese New Year!!
P.S. ‘i exclaimed, ‘i claim that two exclamation marks claim exclamations more exclaiming!!’,’ they claimed
P.P.S. Yes, I realize this is being published on Chinese New Year at 00:00 PST, instead of on Chinese New Year at 00:00 CST. Deal with it.
P.P.P.S. In searching for what China’s time zone’s acronym was (it’s CST, by the way – China Standard Time), I stumbled upon an odd fact – a small country in the Pacific, Samoa, changed its time zone just 22 (or is it 23?) days ago. How did they change it? It wasn’t Daylight Savings Time, or hopping over one time zone or anything like that. No; Samoa leapt right across the International Date Line, skipping December 30st, 2011 and going straight from December 29th into December 31st, and a day later becoming the first country in the entire world to experience the New Year, and all future New Years unless they decide to leap back across the Date Line again. Because they have leapt across the Date Line before; in July 4th, 1892, Samoans (including the Samoan girl who) leapt through time to the American side and celebrated Independence Day twice. But now, 119 years later, Samoan is back again on the same date as the Australians. This is relevant because this post is about the Chinese New Year, which the Samoans were the first to celebrate. However, because Samoa operates on Daylight Savings Time (while Tokelau, also in Samoa’s time zone, doesn’t), during the Southern winter, Samoa starts days one hour behind Tokelau. But since all New Years take place during the Southern summer, Samoans are the first to celebrate all New Years, along with Tokelauans. What I’m saying is, happy Chinese New Year!
P.P.P.P.S. In searching for what Samoa’s time zone was (it’s UTC+13:00 in the Southern winter and UTC+14:00 in the Southern summer, by the way), I stumbled upon an odd fact – a small country in the Pacific, Samoa, changed its driving direction just 2 (or is it 3?) years ago. How did they change it? They, uh just did; Samoa leapt right across the lanes, skipping the middle and going straight from the right side of the road into the left side on September 7th, 2009. This is not relevant to anything that is happening currently, may happen in the future, or has happened in the past, including the event itself.
Alright, I’m still on vacation (if I were back home, I’d edit off this sentence, so you know that I’m still on vacation), but that doesn’t stop me from creating obligatory picture-less dull posts celebrating an arbitrary date that signifies it’s been a year since the last time this date came by, which was, surprisingly, exactly a year ago!
Read that post instead, it’s
longer more colourful!
Anyways, because this is an obligatory update, I guess I’ll have to update you guys on how the date has been ‘upped’ from 2011 to 2012! HAHAHAHAHA THAT WAS A JOKE
But seriously, updates:
1. Horizon post not going to come out until I come back from vacation, obviously, as the episode wasn’t released when I went away.
2. NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION: to go to Anime Club more. Seriously, going to Anime Club is like smoking anti-weed – you know it’s good for you, but you just don’t want to go. Wait, it’s good for me…?
3. …I can’t think of anything else.
4. Apocalypse coming in twelve months and twenty-something-odd days! Hurrah!
5. Fall 2011 Mid-season review still not up because I’m still on episode 4 of every show this season…
6. Logically, you wouldn’t expect the Winter 2012 preview to be up either… which is why it’s not up. UNLIKE THE YEAR WHICH IS UP HAHAHAHAHAHA
7. Happy New Years, everybody~!
it’s rabbit time.
(images link to danbo, NSFW ads)