FanBase for 7-9-09

Greetings to all the listeners of FanBase.This is your keeper of the blog Danny Ryde. On last weeks show we opened the show differently instead of the dark choir music that we usually do. We opened up with an Aqua Team Hunger Force skit where Evil Jeff has me sexually assaulted by corn(the vegetable not the rock band). After the unwanted sexual advances of food, Krysta played our blast of sugar song which was True My Heart ,given to us by our good friend Jake who was supposed to be our guest host. Then we went into WTF News. Our stories last week were: Akiba Skirt Slicer Captured, Prisoners in the Philippines Learn to Dance, Japan to Start Gundam Academy and Japanese Women Crave More Sex. After the news we had a quick excerpt from our friend Jake who as I stated before was supposed to be our guest host. However a meeting came up at his work place and he was unable to make the show. He did however have a message for all our listeners and that message was you all LOST THE GAME. Then it was time to play Howling by Abingdon Boys School from the anime Darker Then Black. After the song we finally wrapped up a discussion topic that we had been trying to have for the last 2 shows: and that topic is Anime Club Etiquette. The basic rules are this, 1. Be respectful while the club is showing Anime, 2. Respect the officers of the club when they have an announcement to make and 3. Make an effort to make new club members feel welcomed.

After the discussion something amazing happened. Krysta and I got into a debate over the name if our next song. It was Stroke 9 kick some ass. She thought it was called how many people want to kick some ass and I thought it was just kick some ass. So Krysta looked it up and it turned out that I was right. I was so happy to finally be right about something. This little thing made my whole day. After my glorious moment went on to our main discussion topic which is Yaoi Fan Girls. Yaoi Fan Girls are girls who are obsessed with male homosexual relationships in anime and manga. We talked about our own experiences with them and what we thought about them and in the midst of the discussion we discovered that Krysta is not a yaoi fan girl. Then we played the Arcade Block were most of the music was picked out by our guest host ghost Jake. The songs we played were: Mortal Kombat theme from the Immortals, Di Ken Kai from deaths row from DDR and then there was the Mega Man Theme techno mix. Then we talked briefly about Heram anime. Basically we just listed reasons why we liked or didn’t like them. Also I couldn’t help myself. I promoted a new comic that some friends of mine and myself are creating. Its a Heram anime set in Hell. We don’t have a name for it yet but we will soon. We then had our media release and game cheat codes. Then we played Battle Without Honor from Kill Bill vol 1. Then we had Evil Jeff and Big B’s random thought of the day where Big B got assaulted by corn. We then ended the show with O2 by Orange Range from Code Gease Season 2. That was our show for 7-9-09. Be sure to tune in next week for more randomness and fun.  

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Back on the air

So, on the air yesterday with Dean and Peter after being off for about three months. Felt really good.
Looking forward to next week and talking business with listeners. What would you like to talk about? Send in topics, comments, interests, pet peeves and we’ll see about discussing them together.
Read a little interesting thing today. On July 13th, the moon will be in the exact same position as it was in France on the night Vincent Van Gogh looked at the sky and was inspired to paint Moonrise. While it won’t look the same here as it does in France, it does seem kind of poetic to me and I’m going to make sure to keep watch for the moonrise here in South Florida.
I’ve had a really good week. I hope you have, too. What makes a good week for you? For me, it’s getting done the things that need doing, working with people who really want to be better at what they do, want to grow their businesses or are serious about changing careers. It’s being at the dog park with Hope a couple of times, visiting with people on the block and in the neighborhood, seeing a good movie, taking my vitamins. Nothing earth shattering and in fact rather mundane. What can I say? I’m easy.
Life is very unpredictable. We try to believe that we can control it, but really we can’t. Not even one little bit, but we can control our response to the things that happen to us and around us. We can be thoughtful about the choices we make. And we have to acknowledge that we make choices all the time. When people tell me they aren’t at work by choice I have to ask them who got them out of bed, washed, dressed, fed and out the door. Who got them to the door at work. Who opened the door and walked in. The motivation for why people are at work is as different as the number of people in the room, but everyone is there by choice. Hate what you do? Make a different choice or make it better.
We tend to give our power away and pretend that we’re victims when we aren’t. I don’t know why we do that. Maybe it makes it easier to stay where we are and not have to change. Change is painful…even good change is painful. Change means leaving something behind. losing something…even if it’s something we hate. I went to a leadership week once and the facilitator said. “All change is loss; all loss must be mourned.” I fought that, but now it’s almost 30 years later and I think it’s probably true. Patricia Sun says, “We are what we resist.” I absolutely hate to think that it’s true, but I know that it is. I know that when I am in resistance to someone or something I need to go look in the mirror and see what’s there.
For the moment, give yourself permission to just be. It’s Friday. Put the doing away. We are human beings, not human doings. Turn off the computer, the cell phone, the fax machine.
And Be.

Zaldiva Comics and FanBase


Hello all happy FanBase listeners this is Danny Ryde. Last week’s show was a bit more serious then usual but it was still fun. First our intro got all screwy because we were trying for something new and it didn’t work out so well but we saved it by doing our normal opening. We then kicked the show off the show with our blast of sugar. This week it was Scarlet from the anime Karin. After that we went into WTF News. The stories this week were Husband and wife toilet spying ended, Pervert steals 500 school uniforms, Police called over melting ice cream and the further difficulties of the visual novel industry in Japan. Then we played Inner Universe by Yoko Kano from Ghost in the Shell. We then went into part 2 of a discussion we had on the previous show and that was Anime Club Etiquette. However the only part we really got to was no talking while the club officers are talking to the club. After our small discussion we played, not an anime song but a visual K song. We played Shokubeni by the band Dir En Grey from their album Vulgar. After Dir En Grey it was time for our special guest Jeff the owner of Zaldiva Comics.


We talked to Jeff about how he came up with the name Zaldiva for his shop. To create the name Jeff took a Cuban name and twisted it around to be a word that doesn’t really mean anything and thus he came up with Zaldiva. Jeff then went on to list some of the products that Zaldiva sells. They have comic’s, graphic novels, statues, action figures, cards, basically everything that a cool comic book shop has. One thing that was very interesting about Zaldiva Comics is that unlike most comic book shops, they are publicly traded on the stock market. Also they are licensed to sell merchandise  on Ebay. Zaldiva is a great comic shop to go visit they have a ton of collectable merchandise that a fan of any series from the X-men to Star Trek would be impressed. Their address is 331 East Commercial Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, their phone number is 954-938-4133and they have two websites, and Go and check this store out you will be thoroughly impressed by their selection of merchandise and the incredible service they offer. Also when you checkout type in: postcard15 and you’ll get 15% off your first order and be sure to tell them you heard about them on FanBase. After our interview with Jeff we went into the arcade block. This week in the block we had Blow Me Away by Breaking Benjamin from Halo 2, Emiya from the visual novel Fate Stay Night and then the Mario Mix from Step Mania. The we went into a review of the box office hit Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. All I will say is that the movie is awesome it is a great sequel to the first film and leaves it open for more. My advice is go and see it RIGHT NOW. After the review we went into another topic of discussion and that is Racism in anime. In anime a majority of the time African American characters are portrayed in a racist way. Look at the character Mr.Popo, he is drawn as a short black person with extremely dark skin, big white eyes and big red lips. Mr. Popo in my opinion is a stereotype of the early 1900 minstrel shows. For more examples of racism in anime go check out the anime Cowboy Bebop and watch the episode Mushroom Samba. After our discussion we went into media releases and then Big B and Evil Jeff’s random thought of the day. This week Evil Jeff got a girl pregnant and was wondering what to do. Big B’s response was simple “Do a Barrel role”. After that we closed the show with the song Godzilla by Blue Oyster Cult. That’s last weeks show of FanBase be sure to tune in this week for another exciting show where you never know what is going to happen. See you all on Thursday at 4pm.