It is crucial that you listen to this episode of Fast Karate
python sweetness: How to lose $172,222 a second for 45 minutes -
This is probably the most painful bug report I’ve ever read, describing in glorious technicolor the steps leading to Knight Capital’s $465m trading loss due to a software bug that struck late last year, effectively bankrupting the company.
The tale has all the hallmarks of technical debt in a…
Fuck Yeah Pacific Rim: "Pacific Rim" is a proof of concept. -
The more I think about Pacific Rim, the more I realize that half the stuff in there is stuff that’s never done because people say it’ll keep a movie from being successful. There’s so many tropes inverted, and it’s all done so right.
- Raleigh’s story begins moving forward…
A Very Important Thing About Licensing Manga Fans Don’t Really Understand -
Erica tells it like it is
Princess Menace [queen’s blade] Cosplay By AmyyIkawa
One of my fav QB characters!
That outfit better have some industrial strength adhesive. Not surprised it’s one of your favs…
The Mike Toole Show - Back to School (aka the Flowers of Evil anime review) -
I think a lot of us were a little like Takao Kasuga as teenagers. He starts off with a few pals, but is a quiet kid. He doesn’t like the dirty old town he lives in. He fancies himself a deep thinker, and tries to reinforce this idea by reading poems from Baudelaire’s Flowers of Evil.
Over at ANN, friend of Vertical, and actually friend of all things giant, robotic, and soccer-filled, Mike Toole reviews The Flowers of Evil anime.
He likes it, by the way.
guyyysysysysyssy i want animenext 2014 NOW
Not yet… we have so much more work to do….
Anonymous asked: I understand trying to make comics female friendly, but aren't you guys worried that you're going to lose your core audience which is male? In the X-books you've had more focus on the likes on these females like jean and kitty while it should be Cyclops who has been the star of the X-Men comics for years. What warrants these characters more page time than him? Jean and kitty are secondary characters. You guys listen too much to women bitching. They cause so much freakin drama in comicdom.
Wow. you are the first person who I am kind of glad asked your question anonymously because I don’t want to know you.
as a reader of my work I want you to listen to me very carefully: you have major major issues. almost every line of your question reeks of complete misunderstanding of yourself as a man and of women in general.
it’s okay to find yourself more interested in something than others, of course it is, it’s okay to like Cyclops more than Jean Grey, but for you to draw the line at women characters not being interesting to you because you are a man or that you think I am being manipulated by some bitching women is really out there.
and as a reader of the X-Men whose entire philosophy is about tolerance and understanding… you are missing the point.
Thank you, Bendis.
So what do you think?
Gundam Vol 4 cover.
celebistar asked: A Japanese classmate of mine recommended "Saint Young Men" by Hikaru Nakamura; it is still on-going though, with already 8 volumes so I'm not sure how feasible it would be?
This is an easy one for me to answer…
Vertical has wanted to publish this title for as long as I have been with this company (4+ years). Unfortunately, there have been concerns from Ms Nakamura about what she perceives the response will be from the religious Right in America towards this title. The book has been banned in a few countries already. It has caused a bit of a stir on some online circles in the US, as well.
That said, she has allowed the French to release this. I think I heard at least one more EU country will be releasing this soon, also. With that in mind, we hope her stance will change so that it can be released in the US/Canada sometime (hopefully by either us or Kodansha Comics).
I’d love to see this here. I doubt the controversy would be too great unless it was manufactured