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Blood on the Carpet Floor My Life 12 JUL 2010

So after boring you with all the homely news of life in Nagua Bay last week, I thought I would continue the trend and get everyone more up-to-date, because as we know, time waits for no man.

So let’s start with the bedroom then shall we?

Well, like I mentioned a whole week into owning our very first expensive foam bed, the damn thing’s base went and popped one of its supporting struts, meaning that I had to let Chantelle loose on Bed City and I’m impressed to say that the wonderful lady whom we purchased the thing from had it swapped out just about the next day, sending one of her guys in and getting it over and done with before you could even say “Hey, there’s a strange man in our bedroom!”. Speculation is that most likely the base was damaged when offloading from the factory, maybe causing a week spot on that problematic top strut, which then unfortunately gave way when we started using the bed proper. Anyway, no foul, no harm done and everything is back to normal in the bedroom then.

As for our Boardmans’ headboard experience, the good news is that the helpful Chantel has now organised that they create a new one for us from scratch as she is currently unable to source an unsoiled one from any of their other branches here in the Western Cape. And the best part of it all is that because of all the inconvenience this is causing us, we aren’t going to have to pay in any extra for the making up of a new product (because normally you pay for that!). So nice on Boardmans, now we just have to sit back and wait! :)

Lastly, we thought our hassles with the spare bedroom had finally come to an end with the laying of the new sand-coloured carpet (we don’t have a say on the colour) in the room and the moving back in of some of the spare furniture. Well we thought wrong.

Because as you can see from the photographic evidence below, that pearly white carpet was not intended to stay as spotless and stain free as it came in forever – no, definitely not going to happen when it is all splattered with blood, feathers and a dead pigeon in the corner.

Seems like one of the boys brought in a snack for us to see on our return home from work…

Our brand spanking new sand-colored carpet, bedecked in feathers, blood splatter and of course a dead pigeon. Quite the rage I tell you.

Luckily for us, whichever boy caught the poor bird only had a nibble. Obviously didn't enjoy the taste, which was lucky for us because it kept the amount of blood, guts and gore on the floor to a minimum!

Tokko Anime | My Reviews 27 AUG 2007

TokkoThe latest anime series on which I cast my beady eye was Tokko, and quite frankly, my eye should have been cast elsewhere – but not to far mind you. The optic nerve doesnt stretch very well. Any way, back to the anime.

Shindou Ranmaru has just graduated from police academy and assigned to TOKKI the: Special Mobile Investigation Force. On the day of his graduation however, he meets the blood-soaked, katana-wielding girl that he has been seeing in his dreams, the one haunting him ever since the nightmarish Machida incident five years ago in which he and his sister lost both their parents in Japans worst (and bloodiest) ever unsolved mass murder case.

It would seem that there is a second, secret division operating alongside TOKKI known as TOKKO, its principle mission: dealing with the numerous mass murder, body part scattering incidents that seem to be occurring all over Tokyo. But it is only when Ranmaru inadvertently witnesses them in action that he realises just what it is that they are up against. Otherworldly demons emerging from pits in the ground, face-hugging bugs that turn humans into zombie killing machines and a lot of blood splattered body parts flying around, all of which stems from some artefact know simply as the Box of Dirge.

To solve the mystery surrounding the deaths of his parents and all those others living at the Machida complex, it is going to be up to an awakened Ranmaru to carve his way right down to the bottom of all the answers.

TOKKO is a mature anime title featuring a lot of bloody violence. The story is definitely mature in nature it is just a pity that the animation couldnt depict that a little better. Storywise, TOKKO is disappointing. While the concepts and general story line is in fact not half bad and could have been made into something so much better, this anime has manages to squeeze out some of the worst crap I’ve seen in ages. Trying to mix comedy, drama and violence into one package can be done if handled correctly, but the writers of TOKKO don’t have a clue on doing this right. In fact, you will be far more annoyed than entertained when watching this rubbish.

It is a 13 episode long series, and to be quite honest, I’m glad that it was so short. Attempts are made at fleshing some of the principle characters out, but the work is so clichd and poorly done that you end up not caring for a single one of the characters. The situational comedy that is forced in comes across so out of place that it jars your watching experience so badly that you cringe, waiting for it to pass and hoping that it was all a delusion on your part.

In an effort to make it more horrific, the director went for showing all the body chopping action in its full glory its just too bad that the animation is something that comes out of a cheap Korean sweat studio and is better suited to a little girls bunny rabbit-loving show than to a mature title. Flat, flat imagery, poor animation and character design, complete lack of detail or any decent colouring whatsoever leads you to wonder just how the director intended to merge the adult fair of this title with the almost pokemon level of animation (actually thats not fair. Pokemon was better animated than this one).

Just wait until you get a load of the physics, particularly the blade on body effects which sees body parts flying all over the screen in a most ridiculous child like way you can imagine. Even the demonic face-hugger bugs are pathetic, looking more like that green goo ghost from Ghostbusters than anything remotely demonic, let alone dangerous.

The sound matches the animation in that it is rather simplistic, not achieving any noteworthy enough to be mentioned here. At least they bought an okay opening song to try and salvage some reputation for the show. Thank goodness that most of the voice acting isnt all that bad though, even if Saya is going to get on your nerves every time she opens her mouth.

Look, the show gets better towards the end as the story tightens to an okayish conclusion (I lie a little here: the story doesnt properly conclude at all it is better to say that the story arc concludes), but the really poor animation and style complete chops the hamstrings off of this title. It is a waste of time, plain and simple. Even if you do like the sound/view/experience of body parts flying around the screen and perhaps the occasional nipple shot, believe me, you are better off picking up some other, more deserving title (like Berserk perhaps).

Note that even though this is crap, it is still a mature title and not intended for kids.

Related link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tokko_%28manga%29