Animes to get
- Sos! Tokyo metro explorers: The Next
- Freedom 2, 3
- Tokyo Majin
- Nerima Daikon Brothers
- Mega Zone 23
- Panda-z: The Robonimation
- Kite Liberator
- Speed Grapher
- Glass Fleet
- Strawberry Marshmallow
- Vermilion Pleasure Night
- Birdy Decode
- Den-Noh Coil
- Gunbuster 2
- Nodame Cantabile
- The Wings of Rean
Mangas to get
- Once Upon a Glashima
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: Angelic Days
- Red Garden
To talk about
- Shingu: Secret of Stellar Wars
- Chevalier d’Eon
- Gankutsuou: the Count of Monte Cristo
- Eureka Seven
- The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- Lucky Star
- Welcome to NHK
I’m used to read comics on my computer (all I have to do is to turn my notebook to the side, and view the pages as a slideshow) and since I installed iDVD, i was dying to try it out.
so, I decided to make a comics DVD, which means, a slideshow DVD with an entire comic collection. I wanted to make sure the navigation was the same or better than the paper version, so I decided for a comic I didn’t read it yet and I would surely love. alan moore’s promethea seemed like a good bet.
below are some screenshots of my progress. sadly, I realized I had no more blank DVDs to spare, so I have to wait till I’ll buy a new batch.
click on each image to view it bigger, with technical notes (another nice feature of flickr). then, roll the mouse over each square to read them.
DVD cover menu: this one is default from iDVD. since you can’t use more than 12 chapters and I had 31 issues, I organized each 3 issues on one.
chapter detail: iDVD shows the exact same folders and organization from iPhoto (pictures) and iTunes (music). it’s no good at refreshing, tho, so the best move is to organize all folders & pictures on iPhoto, and then start on iDVD.
project map: iDVD has a limit of 99 images on each slideshow, so a manga has to be chopped down, for example. it worked fine with american comics, tho.
disclaimer: I made it for my own consumption, and although I downloaded the entire collection from bittorrent (bad boy) I also own the editions. i guess I don’t have to bother about it, since ABC comics is a small company, and instead of think “ohmygod, those little rascals found another way to rip us off” they’ll probably think “hey, another source of revenue for our collections, and look: it’s cheaper to produce than our trade paperbacks!” (sadly, it only works good on dvd notebooks - you have to rotate the monitor to read it)
update:sadly, ABC comics is a branch of wildstorm comics, which is an offshot of DC comics, owned by warner. shoud I wait the media conglomerate unleash its minion of ferocious lawyers upon my (literaly) poor soul, or is the plutocratic police state of amerika not done yet?