Your production staff this month...


Adam Arnold would like nothing more than to spend an entire day simply catching up on his comic book and manga reading. Seeing as how he'll never be able to all of his unopened anime DVDs, he's going to focus on reading. Makes sense, right? Well, lucky for him, Adam got a new laptop this month and now can work on whatever new scripts or articles he is dabbling in without ever having to leave the comfort of his bed. "Ahhh, this is the life," he sighs with great relief. And for all you lucky ladies out there...Adam still plays DDR until the cows come home.


Janet Crocker suffers from a horrible syndrome: when it rains video games, it rains dogs, cats and squirrels. Now she is stuck in the middle of replaying Suikoden (the original Playstation game), and starting Star Ocean: Til The End of Time and the addictive Katamari Damacy. Needless to say, her dreams are filled with rainbows, Faye's dubbed voice and a desire to gamble a lot and buy new armor. On the happy side of life, Matt has Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic on the PC to keep him off the PS2, so Janet doesn't need to engage in controller/couch/remote warfare. On the not-so-happy side of life, there's only so many hours in a day, so the anime viewership of the household is in decline. So sad.


Shannon Fayís favorite holiday is coming up. No, itís not her birthday (that was in April). No, itís not St. Georgeís Day, though obscure saint days are always fun. Itís obviously not Hallowe'en, Christmas or Thanksgiving. Shannon has been counting down the days until May 7th, aka Free Comic Book Day. For the rest of the month of May, she plans to read her free comics and finally learn to drive (or do both at the same time).


Patrick King just can't wait for all of the exciting video game information about to be revealed at this year's E3. A new handheld from Nintendo, details about the next generation gaming machines that are around the corner, and piles of neat new games are bound to appear during May. What one thing is Patrick looking forward to the most? BMX XXX 2, of course. Or is that BMX XXX II?


Aaron H. Bynum is at present considering how and why the term naturalism describes a type of literature that attempts to apply scientific principles of objectivity and detachment to its study of human beings. This is significant, because unlike realism, which focuses on literary technique, naturalism implies a philosophical position: for naturalistic writers, since human beings are, in Emile Zola's phrase, "human beasts," characters can be studied through their relationships to their surroundings. As a result, the amount of explication granted to the naturalistic writer may thusly become infinite via the necessity to thoroughly comprehend the subject matter.


Andrew Chanthaphone took one look at the mirror and smiled as he turned the big Two Five this month. So far, his month has been great, and the anime viewing has been nothing but fun. What bought a bigger smile to his face was that Thundercats is coming to DVD. All he wonders is... Will Mumra ever win? Cause he knows in his heart that Lion-O would have been worked if not for that damn sword. Thunder Thunder Thunder CATS HOOOOOOOOOOO!


Chris Istel has been spending the past few days working on his blog (which he hasn't updated in around eight months), and buying outrageous amounts of DVDs, a trend which will probably continue this month as well. The first batch of PSP movies probably won't help out his budget, either. He plans to begin another Final Fantasy VII marathon very soon until E3 begins once again, from which point he will feverishly camp at various gaming news sites for breaking news. May 12 will also be a great day, for it will be the day on which the Xbox 360 (*falls off of chair laughing at that stupid name*) is revealed on MTV! And then three days later, the PS3! And then, uh, the Revolution... Perhaps Square will even announce a release date for Advent Children!


April has come and gone, and Maria Lin can't remember a thing about it. She spent all month doing paper work, typing up reports, missing deadlines, studying for exams, battling a head cold, and sleeping somewhere in between. Never the less, she's also taken on two or three side projects, like using duct tape to pick up cat hair. Maria doesn't know where all these projects keep coming from, or what compels her to accept all of them, but maybe she should start a little research program to find out. Or, maybe not.


Recently, Joe Luscik just straightenin' the curves and flattenin' the hills, someday the mountain might get 'em, but the law never will. Heís makin' his way, the only way he know how, but that's just a little bit more than the law will allow. Joeís been busy with some shucking and jiving between writing reviews. Now Joe isnít really a fan of country music, but has had CMT on all the time. Why you ask? Well thatís because they put The Dukes of Hazzard back on the air! Joe agrees with you that this is some of the best news ever. YEEEEEEEEHHAAAAAAAAA!!!!


Yes, spring is finally in the air, and all Lesley Smith wants to do is dance barefoot on the grass, while listening to Emerald Rose and chant beneath the stars. But sadly, she's been insanely busy: spring also means exams, including shorthand! This month, Lesley has mainly been re-reading Wish, going through her collection of PS2 games, and waiting for Haunting Ground (aka Demento) to be released in the UK (April 29, in case you were wondering). Her muse has returned, and Lesley really wants to work on her novel, but of course, college work comes first. *sigh* So she has resigned herself to revision and cooking chicken teriyaki.


Mandy Bevers is currently sulking over the fact that come the end of summer, there will be no more Gravitation. She is currently weeping in the corner of her room until the last volume of the manga comes out in July, and the OVA DVDs sometime this summer. Maybe she'll take a trip to Borders and buy a new series...

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