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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 110: 11/13/2K
as hell recently. Helped my sister in law with her company over
the weekend, went to a pig roast and bonfire Saturday night,
saw the Goonies at the UGA Student Theater at midnight
on Friday with 7 friends, went to Little Nicky on Saturday
afternoon with my sister and her fiancee and I finished Nadia
again. I also started Christmas friggin' shopping last week.
How evil is that? All the decorations were up in the malls and
the commercialized spirit of the so called season tricked me
into doing it. I'm not proud of it.
It was also my parents' anniversary and my sister's
birthday this past weekend. Lots to remember. Lots of gifts to
buy... And now that Kiff's coming aboard we have to add his
birthday to the list of November-December present buying occasions.
My wallet is in danger of going into withdrawal 0_o. No real
complaints other than that.
As for Little Nicky, I thought it was great.
It was as fun as both Happy Gilmore and Billy Madison.
We saw it with the wrong crowd though... Mostly little kids whose
heads the jokes just went waaaaaay over. Mr. Beefy kicks ass.
I think I forgot to mention the sneak preview to Charlie's
Angels I saw with Jaime a few weeks ago. Fun movie with lots
of ass shaking dance scenes with Diaz. That woman can shake her
rump like nobody's business!
Also, this past week we had our fun and insanely
whacked out Presidential Elections. Everybody here in the States
is still waiting for the final decision due to the fact that
South Florida is filled with idiots. A news channel actually
brought the ballot that's been causing all the trouble to a Georgia
grade school and a bunch of 7 year olds were able to figure it
out no problem. Even the class idiot understood it. Man, Florida
sucks even more now.
Note to self 109: 11/03/2K
Examiner article on CHUDFest 2000 is taking a bit longer than
I thought. It took me a while to figure out how I was going to
put everything together, but now that I have I should be able
to get it done fairly soon.
I finished Tenshi ni Narumon last night at
2am. Once I reached the last 7 episodes I just couldn't stop.
Man, I hope that Bandai brings this over. I could really use
some Sarah and Miruru on DVD. It was wrapped up so perfectly
and brought up so many very interesting questions about life,
family, and goals and destinations that I was floored. It seemed
way too cute a show to make its viewers actually think. Definitely
one of the best series I've seen in years. This along with Battle
Athletes Victory have been two of the biggest surprises of
the year for me. What's the biggest surprise? That would
be what my sister's boyfriend did last Monday. He actually got
down on one knee and proposed to her. Soon the Rossman will be
the only single Ross in Georgia.... Well, I guess my brother's
baby will count there, so there will still be two single Rosses
Note to self 108: 10/30/2K
of stuff. Got the artbooks in the mail, narrowly avoided catching
pink eye from a co-worker's diseased child that she brought into
work, somehow missed getting the flu from 5 different friends
who had it, went to C.H.U.D.Fest 2000 and finally got all 26
Tenshi ni Narumon on tape. Good stuff all 'round. C.H.U.D.Fest
was great again, just wish that I didn't have to pass out at
1AM. I still have to learn "pacing". Soon I will have
another Examiner piece done
on the wonders of all things C.H.U.D. Eeeeeeeeexcellent.
Note to self 107: 10/20/2K
into another Georgia Indian Summer. Last week was perfect. Highs
in the low 60s and lows in the 30s. Now were in a pocket of high
70s to mid 80s... and it's a bit muggy. But that's the only thing
that sort of sucks right now. Work's going great (I might be
going to WebDevShare again this year [missed last year's] for
my office) and personal life's doin' just fine too. My good buddy
Angus was in town last weekend and we went out drinking for three
days to celebrate. Some anime DVDs came in and I won two great
bids on some waaaaaay out of print art books today too (An original
Fushigi no Umi no Nadia TV art book and an original Aim
For the Top! Gunbuster artbook) on Ebay. Good times for the
geek in me (92% of me).
Also today at lunch Clint and I went over to the
MegaPlayboy's pad and we all threw ninja shuriken at his house
and then at a board with a human body drawn on it. I would make
a lousy ninja. I'll just stick to the katana for now... maybe
the nunchucks too.
I probably missed a buttload of stuff that I've done,
but who cares.
Note to self 106: 10/09/2K
the Uga Pups finally killed the Volunteers. 21 - 10. It's done...
Now if only our students weren't such idiots it would have been
even sweeter. Instead, though, they had to try and storm the
field with 1:13 left on the clock -_-. The Dawgs eventually did
get to finish the game up, but only after the coaches, players,
and field security ripped a dozen or so morons from the goal
posts and (hopefully) beat them senseless. Dipshits.
than that, I got to see Sarah Brightman in concert again :).
I even got to sneak backstage to her dressing room after the
show and meet her! It was an experience so large and incredible
that I had to write an Examiner piece
on it. It should be up shortly. Then Saturday I went to AWA 6
(big letdown, but Animeigo's Macross panel more than made
up for it! I cannot wait for this incredible box set! The split
screen difference tape that they showed comparing the old Japanese
LD with their digitally remastered copy blew my mind! I just
wish I could have it sooner.
Then that night I met a bunch of friends and watched
the UGA game while eating dangerous amounts of Tostidos and Bar-B-Q
chips. The way it should have been and always should be.
Note to self 105: 10/02/2K
My Explorer has been giving me hell recently. What
with replacing my possibly exploding tires and having the Ford
shop screw up my alignment and balancers (several times in the
past two weeks) and all that crap.
The Megaplayboy's in town (sort of) and Angus was
back in Atlanta for a few days last week. I got to see both at
InterOp on Wednesday. I even got to see the Israeli Diplomat
at the CNN Center during a late lunch. That was pre' cool. More
root canal scares recently (turns out my teeth are just sadistic
and like to torture me, but they refuse to let dentists in on
the fun), but hopefully that ever be necessary. This Friday is
Sarah Brightman in concert again (and once again nobody else
could afford to see the Angel of Muzak with me in her 2nd Element).
I'm already mentally preparing my ears for the glorious sensations
they will bear witness to.... yeah.
This past Friday I just hung out with Timmons and
Clint watching The Naked Gun and Mallrats at Clint's
place while I tried to raise my tolerance level in time for Chudfest
2000. I don't want to miss any time this year and so I need to
start preparing now. Heavy training is the key.
Oh, and the Olympics ended. Didn't know that they
Note to self 104: 09/20/2K
I've been busier than Hugh Grant with a ten dollar hooker these
past few weeks. Friends to meet, games to play (Chrono Cross
is done, and even though I liked it and thought it finished the
Trigger storyline well I don't feel like making a review
up for it), movies and shows to watch (almost done with Irresponsible
Captain Tylor again... one of my many idols) and pages to
build. The Examiner has a new article
on it and the Chronicle now has
a long overdue facelift. Plus I made Master Yoda part of the
main logo. Now it's per-friggin-fect!
Other than go downtown a few times I really didn't
do all that much. I'll probably work on another article soon
and this time get Chi-Chi to proof it and edit it correctly.
Note to self 103: 09/07/2K
family finally gave me gifts to celebrate my kicking and screaming
and slashing with all my might into the world. A few great DVDs
from my siblings (T2: Ultimate Edition and of course Braveheart),
cds (Brightman's La Luna and Foreigner) and lots
of cake later, I was still 25. I was at least hoping that the
sugar high from the icing would have reversed my age a bit.
a nice long lifeless remainder of a weekend I came close to finally
finishing Chrono Cross (which I've been playing recently).
Soon I'll finally be able to kick Lavos' sorry ass again... Then
maybe I'll finally get around to seeing all of the original Chrono
Trigger's endings. It all depends on if I actually figure
out that I can turn the TV off and step away from the controller.
Well, other than birthday fun, I met a bunch of friends
at the Punchline in Atlanta last Friday and we laughed
and drank and then really laughed at whoever the hell was on
stage at the time. Then I went to the UGA victory over GA Southern.
I think I did more things, but I could be wrong.
Note to self 102: 08/30/2K
over. Still alive... Damn it all! Now I'm old -_-.
than that, I pre-ordered the FFIX cd Soundtrack and bought
some tix to the Sarah Brightman show coming to
Atlanta in October. That will rock. In my free time now I'm also
writing a movie script. I ran out of things to do on my website
(besides the Examiner) and
I thought that my whims and fancies could be best interpretted
by live action actors and cheezy special effects. As soon as
my Valium kicks in I'm sure I'll understand how lame all this
is, but what a ride until that time, neh?
Note to self 101: 08/17/2K
Busy time for this friendly neighborhood Rossman. Work's been
piling up a lot lately and because they actually pay me, my office
comes first. Personal webpage is second :p. Anyway, I saw the
Replacements with Big D and Little J last week and thought
it was pretty funny. I enjoyed it a buttload more than Any
Given Sunday earlier in the year. Thinking back and comparing
it to Keanue's (sp?... Ah, who cares) Replacements it
was not nearly as entertaining. A football movie should be rugged,
yet not over the top. With Pacino on board there was no way to
avoid Sunday's "over the topness".
B-Day 25 is coming up soon..... That f**king sucks -_-. There
are no birthdays to look forward to anymore except for 65 when
I get Senior Citizen discounts. Each year is just one more wrinkle
and more memories of what youth was like (but I am getting more
and more buff at least). An overexageration?... Maybe, but melancholy
hits extra hard roundabouts this time of year. I start hearing
Donovan's Alone Again in my head all the time too.
God that's depressing.
To add to the growing feelings of agedness, I'm going
to be an uncle early next year too.... I'm happy and all, but
sh*t, only old annoying relatives are uncles!!! (No offense to
any of my relatives, I meant other people's uncles are
like that. Keep sending me gifts at Christmas). Well, at least
my brother must be feeling crap-loads older than me, and that
One thing that felt good was watching all of Giant Robo again Monday.
It just keeps getting better every time I frelling see it! New
insights keep popping up and I keep reading more about Imagawa's
back history to the whole universe. If you have never seen it,
get the subtitled tapes and watch it all in one sitting. Alberto
the Impactor and Cervantes the Dazzling are soooo damn cool!
I hope that Imagawa gets to finish the whole Operation
GR sometime in the near future.
Note to self 100: 08/06/2K
got to go up to Oak Ridge and Knoxville, Tennessee to see some
friends this past week, but Otakon slipped out of the picture.
Family emergencies and poorness got the better of most of the
club, so I backed out too (sorry to Silv and everybody else I
was supposed to meet, maybe next year though :).
Well, the MegaPlayboy's shag pad in Oak Ridge is
actually 10 Xs better than my sorry old crashing space in Athens
-_-. That rat bastard!
While in Knoxville I got to savor a taste of what
UT livin' must be like..... with a nice banjo band and then a
lovely Sister Hazel tribute lesbian band :). Good times, good
times ^o^. Other than that I saw Nutty Professor 2 and
Space Cowboys over the past few weeks, went to a fun two
kegger Friday night and watched a shit-load of anime DVDs I just
got in. Of those I saw the conclusion to Battle Athletes Victory
(one of my all time favorite series now!). It is one of the most
complete and well tied together storylines I've ever seen and
it was just so damn fun to watch! I highly recommend it to anyone
who's wondered what it's like and if it might be any good. Remember,
I'm not refering to the BA OAV series, just the TV series
;). I also got the 3rd and 4th Cowboy Bebop discs and
the third Trigun. CBBB is still as great as ever,
and Wolfwood's introduction to Trigun is bringing more
fun to the show as well. Right now I'm tired so I'm off.
Note to self 99: 07/27/2K
the X-Men rocked and The League of Gentlemen keeps
getting funnier. I just came back from London and Paris the day
the Concord went down.
Big "D", Little "J" and I had
a good time in Europe despite a few setbacks (including an almost
pickpocketing and the EuroStar breaking down on us). We saw as
much as we could of both cities and kicked a little Frenchie
ass along the way. To read all about the "Final Battle:
England VS France!" keep an eye out for the new and improved
Rossman Chronicle and the
Rossman Examiner to be coming soon.
And in other news, I finally got my Urusei Yatsura
DVDs in ^_^! Animeigo rocks the casbah dammit! The T-shirts are
done and Yamacsico
was site of the week on the anipike, so I'm riding pretty high
right now. Next week is Otakon and I should be able to find time
to visit Sandra in Tennessee before I head up to it.
Note to self 98: 07/13/2K
another vacation coming up :). This time it is to Europe again
(basically France). Should be fun. Being rude to lots of Frenchmen.
Making fun of Jerry Lewis. Spitting off the Eiffel Tower. Handing
out deoderant. Good times, good times.
Other than that I can't wait to see the X-Men
movie. Anna Paquin was on the Daily Show on Tuesday and she is
now a FOX! Can't wait.
Besides picking up my "anti-ADV" t-shirts
today, nothing much is going on.
Note to self 97: 07/05/2K
weekend! A brilliant 4 day weekend just ended. I got a lot of
crap accomplished too. First of all, my new T-Shirt design is
done and I'll take it to the printers today to have it ready
in time for Otakon. I also finally caught the Iron Chef in America
that I had missed last week. I loved how Iron Chef Japanese slammed
Bobby Flay at the end of the match ^o^. "He is NOT a chef...."
That was great. But what was even greater is that he Kicked Flay's
ASS! Bwa ha ha ha ha!!! By at least 5 friggin' points!! Flay
Anyway, the Wolfman talked me into going to DragonCon
this past Saturday.... -_-. It was even worse than I imagined.
Wolfman, if you're reading this, sorry, but it did kinda suck.
More lamers than at an anime con (LOTS more... I didn't know
that that kind of concentrated Otaku-Funk was possible! Isn't
there a law against that?!), the panels blew (the independent
films panel was a joke! These guys weren't independent, they
were pathetic! Most were making movies called something like
"Dumpster Baby" on a VHS Camcorder [which is okay for
yourself to do if that's all you have, but don't be calling it
"film". The term is "home movies"]), and
there were only 2 video rooms (playing mostly nothing
but crappola). On the bright side though, in their anime room
they showed The Big O and Shin Getter Robo (I've
been waiting to see these two titles for a long time now [and
I'm also pleased to hear that The Big O has been picked up by
a US company already ^_^]). They both rocked big time! I love
the cheezy opening to O too. "Big O, Big O, Big OOOOOOOOOOO!"
It don't get much better than that.
and I did have fun at the Con though (despite its sucktitude).
The Dealers' Room (which should be re-termed the Bootleggers
Room) was a blast! I finally got all 8 Red Dwarf VIII episodes
and the Nadesico Prince of Darkness movie (finally subbed
[in which it makes a lot more sense when you understand what
they're really saying and not just making up the conversation
in your head ^_^]). Red Dwarf VIII was great! It definitely
made up for all the wrong doings of VII. It was really funny
and the situations were great. It does add a whole lot more plotholes
and mistakes to the whole continuity, but that's what makes the
show so smeggin' beautiful ;). The last scene was so milk-out-your
nose funny that I had to rewind it 3 times! I probably paid a
bit more than I should have for bootlegs, but they were surprisingly
well done and I'm not sorry in the least. I just hope that RD
comes out on DVD soon!
all that, the highlight of the entire weekend was upon us: Yoshitaka Amano had a drawing
session!! All he did was draw and talk to the audience for an
hour and a half @_@!!!! It was f*ckin' AWESOME! The guy is one
of the greatest living artists on the planet and I got to see
him work for an hour and a half 0_o!! All his drawing/paintings
were even given away to people in the crowd (I loved the cute
girl dressed up as a Moogle who got a portrait of Mog :). It
was something I'll never forget. And Amano was so funny too ^o^!
He was making cracks about everything and he even drew a Chibi-Vampire
Hunter D on a T-shirt for somebody. After the panel was over,
the man even took the time to sign art books and stuff for everybody
who wanted an autograph! There were at least 75 people waiting!
I of course snuck to the front of the mob and (get this) I got
him to even draw a picture in my Think Like Amano art
book. I am now the proud owner of the ONLY Amano-sensei portrait
of ME, the Rossman! It rocks @_@!!! He actually drew me! I couldn't
stop saying "thank you" enough to the man (well, until
the other line people kicked me out of the way). Amano is da
After that there was nothing that could possibly top that mind-numbing
experience. But I did still have some more fun for the remaining
3 days. My brother and I saw the Patriot on Sunday (it
tried to hard to pull your heartstrings in all the wrong ways,
but Charlotte and her tight tight dresses more than made up for
any low points). And then I caught the Perfect Storm yesterday
(which was not all that great in my opinion... I mean, the storm
was cool and all, but *spoiler* the story was really lacking,
especially in seeing that nobody on the Andrea Gail survived...
It just felt really empty in the end). Other than that I watched
a bunch more Battle Athletes Victory on DVD :). This show
is really great! I'm truly loving each character and all the
situations. It's unfolding at a wonderful pace too. I just can't
wait to finish the series up!
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Other than all that, I heard a bunch more
news from AX 2000. ADVision is still making some bad mistakes
in my opinion. Robotech?! Why in the name of all that
is holy should they spend money on crappy American hack and slash
dub jobs when they should spend any cash they have on better
Eva Transfers and the extra footage in eps 21-24?... They
still haven't gotten anything major out on DVD (well, in good
quality), and they're still just sitting on Getter Robo,
You Are Under Arrest The Movie, and another 27-30 titles
that people want to see. Robotech?!?! They're also bringing
Carl Macek aboard to helm the project.... I count at least 55
things wrong with that last sentence -_-. At least (IMHO) Bandai
and Animeigo more than make up for ADV's bad sense of fandom