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Some things are easier to swallow than others. For instance, it may be easy to swallow the idea of a new addition to the family over the unexpected tax-man at your door wanting to audit your Wii Fit tax write off as medical equipment. Other things however, like small plastic toys that should stay clear out of reach of children, should not be swallowed period. A perfect example of this would be the Battle.net Authenticator offered by Blizzard for increased account security.
Apparently some poor guy managed to find a way to lodge this somewhere that should be reserved for pizza and nachos. Confronted with the situation, he decided to do what any well meaning but completely misguided child of the Internet age would do. He went onto the World of Warcraft Official Forums and pleaded for advice.
The guy claimed he downed an entire bottle of Syrup of Ipecac to try and remove the foreign object to no avail and had hoped that maybe the customer care agents may have a magical solution to his personal dilemma. Perhaps they could set off a remote detonation to make his movement go smoothly? One can only imagine what must have been going through his head. That is to say, of course, if the story is real and not made up by a bored forum user looking to get some funny responses. In that case he did succeed because it certainly brought up some funny possible responses to his inquiry.
You may notice some changes on the home page. I decided to go ahead and add the ad system and a promotion of Childís Play, a charity by the fellow gamers of Penny Arcade to the right banner. Childís Play has done a lot to raise donations and money by partnering with childrenís hospitals to provide for games and entertainment for the sick kids that stay there. You can donate cash though Paypal or presents directly through Amazon.com by selecting an item form the hospitalís wish list. They have partners all over the country and many outside of the U.S., so if you are feeling generous this year, you may want to ship a gift off to those who really could use the entertainment the most.
Finally, enjoy the comic. We hope you find a happy ending:
Bear and I recently finished watching one of my favorite anime series, Kaleido Star. I never got around to finish watching the series years ago when I first got crazy about it, but since we haven't have any real means of watching broadcasted television lately, we've had many meals worth of time to finally catch up on a number of DVD's that Bear's been stock piling, but not watched over the past few years. The series is just as compelling, engrossing, amazing, and inspirational as ever!! XD It definitely is still one of my favorite series after all these years. =)
We watched and finished Kamichu before starting on Kaleido Star. Near the end of watching Kamichu, I was telling Bear how though it's is a nice series, it's just seems like one of those things you watch because it's there, not because you're compelled to watch it. I was under the impression that it was a rather good series from what I heard and read early in its release and it was said to remind people of Studio Ghibli (famous for Mononoke Hime), Howl's Moving Castle, and more) movies.
I personally find that remark kind of insulting to how I feel about Studio Ghibli. '_' The biggest issue being that Kamichu's main character is weak willed, whiney, lazy, and overly shy. Ghibly characters are never weak willed and always seem to have a sense of boldness to them. There are times when Ghibli characters feel down or have a lack of confidence, but they display their strong spirits by bouncing back and many times becoming more than what they were. I probably wouldn't be so harsh on Kamichu's protagonist if I felt she actually matured throughout the series, but she doesn't really. The series has a few charming moments, but it just doesn't seem much fun to me to watch a series about a character who seriously lacks charisma and spirit.
Watching Kaleido Star soon after finishing Kamichu was like a complete 360 with a dynamic flying kick to the face! Like I said, it's an AMAZING feel good and inspirational series. It's kind of painful though that the extra episode at the end of the second series leads the audience on to believe there is more to come, but no... that's it. cliff jumped.... Now what? Apparently there was a manga being started that takes place after the second series, but the publisher serializing it went out of business within a year of publishing the first chapter. I guess the series is dead. It's so sad. -_- so painful. >.<