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Anitore! XX – 05

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my main man andalusia at it again

my main man andalusia at it again

There’s a bit of a divide whether or not you should stretch before working out. Personally, I don’t. If you’re going to go through complex motions with your joints, I don’t think it’s best to stretch out your muscles beforehand.

Warming up is a good idea, of course, as is stretching after exercising. I never stretch when I enter the pool or the gym, but I do some ten laps of slow swimming or get on the stationary bike and make sure to not skip a step in my twenty-minute post-workout stretching program.


Kiznaiver BD Vol. 5

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googling “niiyama nico” with safesearch off

As you may have heard, Boom Boom Satellites singer Kawashima Michiyuki died earlier this month. His bandmate Nakano Masayuki wrote that Kawashima was now soaring around the world, finally freed from the restrictions of his body. “His passing is not a tragedy, but the achievement of a lifetime goal and a happy ending”. Let’s hope that is true.


Anitore! XX – 03

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face down ass up that's the way we like to work on good posture and balance

face down ass up that’s the way we like to work on good posture and balance

While I was working on this episode, I was texting with a friend who sprained her ankle today. I suggested stabilizing exercises before since she’s always had unstable ankles, but she didn’t listen. Be smarter than my friend: Invest in a wobble board, and use it regularly.


Anitore! XX – 02

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and this is how i broke my finger, eri

I wouldn’t want to get to the office all sweaty so I don’t know if I can recommend this particular training exercise for your morning commute. But it’s a good idea to train your posterior chain and calves, so pay attention and don’t get distracted.


Anitore! XX – 01

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oh no, doushiyou

oh no, doushiyou

The show’s subtitle ~ひとつ屋根の下で~ means “~Under the same roof~”. The girls are moving in together.

I don’t actually recommend this episode’s exercise as it’s too taxing for your spine and your hips, unless you’re a slim little Japanese girl with the corresponding joint flexibility. Consider side planks or side bridges instead.


Amanchu! — 10

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we do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help in need

Summer’s slowly but surely coming to an end here. There’s nothing like the wistfulness of looking out the window and watching the last days of summer fade away while you’re stuck at your desk.

Akatsukin: Do you remember what Pikari’s real name means? I’m sure you’ll be able to figure it out. And have you ever felt lost before? How did you handle it? Perhaps by episode’s end you’ll have learned to see those times in a new light.


Kiznaiver BD Vol. 1

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dark with excessive bright

Last time we released a BD, Clinton was president. Next time we release a BD, Clinton will be president… again?! We live in postmodern times.

The dialogue script has been updated, and the opening and ending KFX as well as the typesetting have been reworked. The encode, needless to say, is beautiful.


Amanchu! — 09

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heard you talk shit about asenshi

I tried a track start off the starting block yesterday, my first one in a long while. But I botched it and hit the water hard. I don’t think I’ll try a track start again. My backstroke start is really nice, though. There’s something special about gliding just underneath the surface of the water and looking up.



Amanchu! — 07

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don’t shoot, officer! we’re white!

It was raining in Amanchu!, it was raining outside, and it was raining in my heart. Weekend’s almost over again.

Did you notice that Katori-sensei gets a lot of very favorable shots in the anime? Might just be my christmas cake fetish, though. In any case, I’m certainly not complaining.

Akatsukin: I mean, I wasn’t going to say anything, but since you gave me space… It’s Mato-chan-sensei. Oh, and I expect you to know what “baka” means. Seriously.