don't know how the hell you found this place, but here you are.
This page is basically the ass-end of the Rossman web world.
I write boring stuff down here about me and things that happen
to me. Don't ask me why.
If you read this you're even lamer than me for writing it.
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Note to self 17: 9/08/1998
was this a fun weekend! I was so busy that is seemed to be an
entire week! I drove all over the place (to and back from Atlanta
twice!) and saw some friends that I hadn't seen in a while too.
On Friday night a bunch of us went to see the "Amazing
Jonathan" at the Punchline (with an opening act that scared
the bejesus out of everyone waiting in line!). He was great!
He seemed a little out of it, but considering the guy's been
doing the same stuff for eight years (and he had a show right
before us) it was understandable. I just gotta get a monkey like
I rented about 15 more movies from the HoA too and
after I drove back to Athens I began to watch those. Golden
Boy is one of the funniest OAVs I have ever seen!... Along
with Maho Tsukai Tai (which I got too among many others).
I just wish there were more episodes.
Saturday was the first game of the year for the Georgia
Bulldogs and of course I was there 23 rows up from the Thirty
Yard Line ^_^ Not only did we beat Kent State (where exactly
is the State of Kent anyway?) we totally embarrased them
and humiliated their immediate families! 56-3... I can't believe
we let them get three!
Lets see, after that I celebrated the night away
with a bunch of people I didn't even know in a drunken haze (are
there really any other kinds of haze?) and woke up late Sunday
to finish watching my rentals. I think Sunday was also the day
when two drunk idiots (if I knew a stronger word I'd use it)
caused a stench in my apartment complex by chasing a skunk around
and tormenting it by throwing beer bottles and rocks at it...
Trust me, it was stupider than it sounds. The smell was so friggin'
bad that it was actually permeating into my third floor apartment
with all doors and windows closed. I just hope that they reeked
Monday I drove back to Atlanta for more tapes (If
I ever OD it'll be on anime ^_^) and for a Labor Day bar-b-que.
I got to take a bunch of food back with me too!
I then learned the sad news that Akira Kurasawa had
passed away. The world has lost a truly great film maker. He's
probably making samurai movies with angels in them right now
though, so I'll get to see them someday.
Note to self 16: 8/31/1998
can I say? This week has been a busy one. Lots of stuff going
down in the world of the Rossman.
First of all, last Monday some kid plowed right into
the back of my car causing around $1,400 (American pesos) worth
of damage. That caused a lot of aggrivation and wasted time as
I drove around from body shop to body shop getting estimates.
It's not an experience I'd recommend... especially the part of
that puke stopping his car with mine.
Let's see, I also turned 23 this past weekend and
made my anual trip to Mt. Muldoon to make sure I could still
climb its peaks like Fujisawa-sensei. No problem there. It's
only when I can no longer reach the summit with its glorious
Slushee stand that I begin to worry that I'm getting old....
I'm not completely outta shape yet.
Some savage with a grudge against my ISP (I cannot
find any reason why he'd dislike them, their service is the best
I've ever had!) hacked into all of the mainpages under their
banner and f***ed them all up.... twice! That was fun.
also been renting a bunch of stuff from the House
of Anime (PLUG!) to catch up on all those commercial releases
I missed over the past year (I've mostly been watching only fansubs
of new series [like Nadesico and the second El Hazard
TV]). Key rocks the casbah to the ground and then
dances on the ashes! I liked it a lot. But then I made the mistake
of following it up with El Hazard: The Wanderers (thinking
it might at least be a little bit fun even though it happens
in "another dimension" from the original OAVs [like
the first Tenchi series which was not as good as the OAV, but
fun to watch nonetheless])... I was wrong. I'm not that concerned
with actually paying for the rentals, but what I am totally pissed
off about is that I wasted around ten hours of my pathetic life
watching that crap thinking/hoping to God that the next episode
would be better (if only fractionally) than the one before...
It was all in vain. And don't even get me started on what they
did to my Ifurita!
begun construction on a new page already but it'll be a while
until I actually get it operational.
UGAnime has its first ever semester meeting tonight.
I wouldn't miss that for the world!
Hmmmmm. I think that's it. Gotta go and do ......
something now. Ja na!
Note to self 15: 8/21/1998
I should just call this the Yearly Rossman, but then I'd have
to change the graphic and I really don't feel like doing that.
Anyhow, I finally moved into my new apartment and
my first night there already felt like my 365th. Now that's
comfort! It's a nice place (same complex I was in a year ago)
and I'm on the top floor ^o^ !! I LOVE the raised ceilings!!
I finally got to see Mononoke Hime (1st generation
sub!!!) and it rocked the casbah! It was well worth the wait
and everything. Ash is almost as cool as Porco Rosso... Almost.
But I must say that I have never seen the Pig catch a flying
arrow in his hand like that. Sugoi!
Well, Chi-Chi's in London visiting a friend, the
Wolfman's going to Texas for a semester starting this week (Ja
na, Wolfman-sama!) and JFK is nowhere to be found (no surprise,
just an explanation to you ^_~) so this Rossman is all alone
this weekend. Maybe I'll go bother Onii-san for a few days.....
and why the hell am I talking in half-Japanese?!?!
Summer movies this year suck. That's all. Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
Note to self 14: 7/31/1998
it's summer but I'm bogged down as hell. Lots of work to do both
at home and in the office. Not that that's bad, it just keeps
me from writing these gay little Daily Rossman entries.... I
guess you could thank everyone for keeping me busy.
Saving Private Ryan kicked ass! It was so
bloody realistic and painful it blows every other movie I've
seen this summer away, and it is one of the greatest war movies
ever made. Just to witness soldiers getting holes the size of
softballs blown through them or bodies actually explode in such
a realistic manner is disturbing as hell, but still amazing in
a sick perverse sort of way.
I'm still in the process of getting all the necessary
info together for my new page. This is gunna take a loooooooong
time, but it'll be well worth it when it's complete. Ja!
Note to self 13: 7/23/1998
I've finally gotten my Expo98 page completed: Fushigi
SHINSEIKI Expo 98: Catsy and Oni-chan got to WAR! It's fun!
There's Something About Mary was the funniest movie I
have seen in a looooong time! I almost fell out of my seat I
was laughing so hard. "Is that hairgell?"
Well, I'll be going to Otakon in a few weeks, so
that should be fun. No page about it though, I'm still too drained
and I'd like to actually enjoy a con without writing every little
bit about it down. I do have an idea for a great new page that
nobody has ever thought of before. I'll start working on that
soon.... I wonder how long it'll be before somebody steals that
idea from me and makes a duplicate page? I give it a week from
when it gets posted.
Note to self 12: 7/13/1998
so I admit it. This isn't very "Daily" now is it. But
who the hell cares really?
I didn't get to see either of the two cool movies
this weekend that I wanted to (Leathal Weapon 4 and Small
Soldiers [now that's going to screw up the rest of my summer
movie going experience as I'll only be playing 'catch-up' from
now on]), I'd been working on my new Anime Expo 98 page Friday
night through Sunday night. I just hope it's worth it (it'll
at least be better than the rest of those really $#*%ty AX fan
pages out there... Why can't they just try a little in making
their pages bearable?!?! It's not that hard!).
I've decided that I'll probably go to Otakon in a
month (it's been a while since I was there last), but I doubt
I'll make a page about it since the whole gang won't stay for
the entire con. It should be fun to actually just sit back and
enjoy a convention for once. I'm looking forward to it. Until
the next... Ja ^_-
Note to self 11: 7/9/1998
Armageddon blow? Man, so far every big movie this summer
stinks! This is bad. I remember when evey other movie out of
Hollywood was either great or super cool. Ahhhhhhh, I can look
back on the Summer of '89 with fondness^^
I'm getting lots of work done (at work) and every
night I get a little more don on my new AX98 page. It'll blow
all the others away! I just wish that other people put as much
effort (even half would do it) as I do. Then the world wide web
would actually be an interesting place. Instead there are probably
only around 5 sites that I have to visit a week. The rest are
just copies of them. Originality, people. It's called "originality"....
and throw a little ingenuity in the mix for good measure while
you're at it too. Ja^_^
Note to self 10: 7/7/1998
back from LA. It was a fun trip and all but disappointingly last
year's Expo was more fun. But whatareyagoingtodoaboutit, huh?
Got all of my pictures back from the photo place
and I'll start on my new page in a little bit. It'll be good
to be back in the saddle again.
I plan to have a cool contest for my EVA FAQs page
up and going in a few weeks, it should be fun for everybody....
I hope. Hell, you'll be the one getting the free prize ayway,
so don't complain! Ja^^
Note to self 9: 6/30 - 7/1/1998
found a new host and I'm back up! I had to have the AniPike and
MangaSeeker close down the links to my Top Ten Pages so that
I could get a good price on a site package though. Oh well, que
sera sera. Sera.
I'm about to head off to LA LA Land for this year's
Expo ^^. It should be a barrel of monkeys to say the least. Maybe
two or three (Lord knows it'll be smelly as a barrel of
monkeys :( If only otaku bathed.
Note to self 8: 6/18 - 19/1998
by old ISP. Too much bandwidth. Must find new Host.
Note to self 7: 6/17/1998
really today. I'm just bummed that I may have to shut down soon
(this'll look kind of funny if I keep posting this for a year
or more). I love the hits and I love the fan e-mail, it's just
that the MONEY thing is kind of bad. It's not nice. Quite frankly
it sucks! I guess I should have made my pages with less graphics
on them, huh. Hindsight. Oh well, as long as I keep bitchin'
it means that the pages are still up. Oh yeah, read The Teeth
of the Tiger if you ever get the chance. So far (450 pages
into it) it's pretty cool. Ja na!
Note to self 6: 6/16/1998
where are you?!?!?! Please, pretty please save my site!!!!! I'm
already getting more hits in the past week than ever before and
I'm almost positive that my new host will get wise and shut me
down (or ask for $300 a month). Why did I have to be so damn
talented? Why?!?! It's a gift and yet it is a curse.
Does Invasion America suck or what? Yikes!
I refuse to watch the rest of it as the animation quality blows
and the plot was written by a three year-old.... Okay, maybe
a four and a half year-old. This show is going to give animation
a bad name. It'll be known as "stuff for children"
and "really crappy stuff for retarded adults". Even
though it has Speilberg's Dreamworks name tagged to it it's my
guess that he had nada to do with it..... or he's really hit
a slump. I thought that he got only the top talent in Hollywood
to work for him, I guess I heard wrong.
Note to self 5: 6/15/1998
no word back from AnimeOnline. This sucks! I get at least 20
fan e-mail a day from good people like you who love my sites,
but they apparently only help to host crappy fanfic pages that
screw up what the writers and designers and plotters originally
went to great lengths to create! My pages honor the creators
and praise their original works and my sites actually get
visitors!!!!.... Hmmmmm, maybe I'm not thinking about this
the right way. Maybe if I totally fuck up the original work with
my own piece of downloadable dung-fiction and piss off as many
otaku as I can I can get hosted by AON. Okay, now I'm
just venting (if you guys at AON see this, it's just a joke,
I would be royally pissed if they do decide not to
take my glorious pages under their wing. I just got 15 e-mail
this morning from people who absolutely loved and worshipped
my Eva and Top 10 pages. It'd be a shame to have to tell them
that because there were too many people who loved the pages that
I had to shut it down (doesn't that sound ridiculous?).
Note to self 4: 6/13 - 6/14/1998
kicked ass! It was one of the funniest movies I've seen in a
long time. I was really disappointed when I heard that it didn't
even make $4 million at the box office this weekend. That sucked
blue whale! What's even worse is that that piece of $#*% Can't
Hardly Wait actually beat it! Uggggghh!
Well, the AnimeOnline Network said that they
might help to host my site, but then they realized that I wasn't
lying about how many hits I get and the bandwidth seemed to scare
them. This is a bummer royal. If they don't take me (and get
lots of free advertising ^_-) then the Rossman pages may be no
more in a matter of months. Then it's seppuku time (I've been
polishing the katana just in case). Wish me luck!
Day 3: 6/12/1998
looks like I was totally humoring myself about getting a sponsor.
I guess I really don't get that many hits and it's just a lot
of bandwidth due to the fact that my pages are nothing but pure
graphics. Who knew. But, I am still determined that somewhere
out there, somebody wants to reach close to 90,000 people a month
and try to sell them something. And when they decide this, they
will come to me! Nostradamus actually prophecized something
like that so I know it's true!
Friday at last. Now to go see the movie I've been
waiting months to see with all of my friends............ No,
not The Truman Show! I'm talking about Dirty Work^^
Norm kicks ass. I actually saw his stand up act a few years ago
and I've been a fan ever since. This should be the greatest movie
since Billy Madison!!!! I can just feel it!
Day 2: 6/11/1998
crap! Didn't Godzilla suck?!?! Sorry, just had to get
that out. Lot's of e-mail regarding The Top Ten, but the suggestions
have all been heard before. "Why not Rei? She's cute!"
You've answered your own question there. She also doesn't have
anything else going for her and to insist that she's better than
Misato even, well that was the straw that broke the Rossman's
back. She's a screwed up little clone with no personality what
so ever and she pilots the stupidest looking Eva too! If anything,
Asuka should be nominated..... but that's an argument for another
Still working on getting some sponsors (especially
when I've gotten 89,000+ hits in the month of May alone!) We'll
see who wants first dibs. Oh yeah, don't go see Godzilla!!!
Day 1: 6/10/1998
out MORE Daily stuff!
Rossman" Readings: At the ARCHIVEs
Back to the Rossman Chronicle
new domain is up (www.therossman.com) and ready to roll. Too
bad SimpleNet sucked and lied to me (and thousands of others),
they had decent service. It turns out that when they said "unlimited"storage
and "unlimited" bandwidth they apparently meant 565K
of storage and 50megs of bandwidth (or 15 hits, whichever came
Anyway, I got a lot of e-mail out to the people running
the Pike and the MSeeker to inform them of all of my movings
and so on and so forth..... like they really care -_-
Then I got my new logo for the EVA FAQs page up and
running. Damn, now that I look at it it does look kind of like
Eva gone Seven. Oh well, Seven was a cool