Archive | November, 2010

From The Bizarre Ashes: Thanksgiving Event Report and Future Events

28 Nov

Hello Readers,

So the Thanksgiving Screening Special has come and gone. The event was very good. It started with the showing of Miku 39’s Giving Day. Afterward the movie Sword of the Stranger was screened. The movie was very good. There was blood galore and an interesting storyline. If you missed the event I would still recommend picking up the DVD and watching the movie. The only possible negative (which didn’t affect me) was the stilted Chinese (or at least I believe this was the issue with some friends who understand Chinese).

There is the look back, looking towards the future we have two events scheduled. First is a Video Game event. I am sorry but I can’t remember much of the details right now. All I can recall is that it should be on the 2nd of December and I believe there is going to be a fee to play and a separate fee in order to compete in a tournament. I am sorry for the sketchy details, I will try to remember to update the blog in time for the event.

Looking even further into the future, we have our End of the Year Party. I am not sure of any details really, all I can think of is that it will be on the 9th of December.

So expect some future posts or at least an update here regarding the future events.

Until next time; rising up from the bizarre ashes,

Your secretary,


Seth Tobias Zeltzer


From The Bizarre Ashes: Toradora

14 Nov

Hello readers,

After a few weeks I have finally returned. A few quite notes: As I expected the Halloween party wasn’t all that good. It was more of a touch and go from the get-go. Also I’ve gone back and updated the post on the NYAF Masquerade it should now be as comprehensive as I can make it.

But I’d rather not dwell on the past, rather I’d like to look at the present and toward the future.

Before I begin I would like to pose this question to you: What do you get when you put together a kind-hearted student with the face of a delinquent, a short and even shorter tempered girl and their friends? Well to many it should be obvious (some might know the series already, but for those of you who don’t know check the title of this post). That’s right, it’s the series called Toradora. It is a romantic comedy that mostly revolves around the lives of Ryūji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka (nicknamed the palm-top tiger, most likely due to her diminished stature and short temper) and their mutual friends Minori Kushieda and Yūsaku Kitamura (who Ryūji and Taiga are secretly, or not so secretly in love with respectively). A few other recurring characters, hilarious interactions and speech ensure that there is almost never a dull moment. One scene can make you laugh until it hurts, while another can put you on the verge of tears. We have already screened the first four episodes of the 25 episode anime series. Will we continue showing the series every Tuesday until we finish the series. So if you are interested and can make it to the meetings on Tuesdays, find the first four episodes (youtube is an easily accessible source for all the episodes) and show up on 11/16 and each subsequent week. I have gone further in the series since it was first screened on Tuesday (I am up to episode 19 currently; I somehow displaced my addiction for Detective Conan for a bit again) and I can’t wait for Tuesday in order to watch the episodes again. So if you are able please join us on Tuesday for the next four episodes. If you can’t make it, just watch it somewhere else.

So that is all. Until next time where I hope I can share some exciting news about some future events, rising up from the bizarre ashes,

Your anime addicted secretary,


Seth Tobias Zeltzer

A shot of the audience from the first screening. Note that our club president looks crazy/evil. No idea how that happened.