April 2014 news

N/A (newsletter, survival analysis)
created: 1 April 2014; modified: 30 Sep 2017; status: finished; confidence: log; importance: 0

This is the April edition of the gwern.net newsletter; the previous was March.

This is a summarized version of the revision-history RSS feed, overlapping with the Changelog page. It also includes material from my Google+ & the LW media threads.

Writings

Media

Music

Kancolle:

Touhou:

  • farce (spctrm; historie {C78}) [instrumental]
  • fable (spctrm; historie {C78}) [instrumental]
  • Dreaming Tonight feat. Renko (ORANGE★JAM; Starlight {C85}) [trance/Jpop]

Doujin:

Vocaloid:

  • Inverse Relation (Miku; Clean Tears; Reverberations {C84}) [trance]
  • Count Down (Gumi+Gakupo; [email protected]; Wakabairo D-i-s-k {VM17}) [Jpop]
  • Mitasare (Luka; もふ@, Tinkle-POP, 6人の君と僕の歌 {VM20}) [classical]
  • Counterclockwise (Miku; ryuryu; Homeland {VM14}) [trance]
  • STEP (Lily; maretu? Robot☆Anime VOCALOID War {March 2014}) [Jpop]
  • Aqua (Meiko+Miku; shu-t; AIMS {2010}) [trance]

Books

Fiction:

Nonfiction:

  • Gleick, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (brief review)

Film/TV

Animation:

  • Madoka: Rebellion (a must-watch for anyone who enjoyed the TV series; I am not certain in general what to make of it, and need to rewatch it. If you’re going to watch it at all, I recommend avoiding spoilers.)
  • Ayakashi (3-part anthology; skip the truly wretched first part, watch the second if you have time for a mildly-interesting metafictional kabuki play, and enjoy the third part which started Mononoke)
  • Frozen (unobjectionable for a Disney movie although not without flaws - slangy dialogue will date it fast, plot made characters unnecessarily evil, snowman was the most hateful character since Jar Jar Binks)