Thursday, February 28, 2008

The iPhone killer

... that is if they can build one xD

Lion King 300

Funny!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Ani-Pock Proudly Presents: THE FIRST ANNUAL ANI-VERSARY AWARDS NIGHT

Hello, Pockers! And welcome to year number three of Ani-Pock!

I am pleased as pie to be a member of this unique and ever-changing community we call A-P!
A lot has happened in three years...
Why, Just this year, we saw the return of a lot of old members, the launch of new forums, three new blogs, a book talk, new A-P merchandise, and even a female version of Pocky!

While this has been a new and exciting year, we should take the time quickly and remember the people in the anime and Ani-Pock community who are no longer with us-
2007-8:
Kira-Neko
TeenLink
Ray Penbar
Raoh

A moment of silence for them...

And now on with the awards!

This year an overwhelming majority of you chose your favorite post as what would forever be an A-P classic! Your choice for Ani-Pock Post of the Year is:


2007 Was a year of great anime. This year delivered a lot of great new anime. Classics like Robotech and Gundam got new features, old favorites like Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni returned for another season, School Days had some NICE BOATS!, and autumn delivered a bevy of moe series!! Your choice for your Released Anime of 2007 is:


Leading up to the anniversary, we held a Name the Character Game. We didn't get a heckuva lot of response, but we did get a winner. And the winner of the Name the Character title is:

  • Uh... the envelope is stuck shut on this one... Check back later... ^_^;;

And finally, this year I picked someone who went above and beyond in supporting the site, aside from Pocky, of course. Our first winner for Pocker of the Year goes to:

  • Kami!

Since I revived Rin's wonderful Reveal Game again, he will advertise the week's contestant in the blog, every week, every contestant, without even being asked! He also looks through Mainichi News every day and pick out good articles for the site on the chat, even if no one is around to see them. He is a judicious mod, and an all around good guy. Post your acceptance speech below, Kami! ^_^


And, before we close, we have from our archives a pic of our Ani-Pock mascot (left), before teh infamous Wolfie! No doubt you saw our "Wan-kun Wolfie" on the splash screen when you came to the site, done by the talented Purly. Well here we have the original, by Kaoru. As well as Ogi's interpretation of the unwilling Wolfie cosplayer prototype (right)!
Gotta love 'em.

Happy birthday Ani-Pock! Three years and nearly 3 million visitors!
Stay tuned, we have a lot coming up this year too!

Be sure to check all of the blogs, each has a new post today!

Ani-Pock Turns 3!


I guess we'll use this post to leave comments on! A day to celebrate indeed! Though, doesn't it feel way more than 3 years?

Monday, February 25, 2008

Ani-Pock Name the Character Day 8


This game is great to play when your internet doesn't crap out on you so you can't update it regularly!
I haven't even shown you Saturday's pic!

Nice.
Well, I feel better about that.

Here's the questions:

1. His last name is Bernard, but his surname varies between Japanese and English translations. He is the third generation of the Robotech pilots.
2. She lives in a jungle, eats inordinately large objects and people, and can spawn spontaneous disco! She's just your average sweet, little girl, after all, despite what her friend says!

Bonus: Name the serieses!

Well, that's it! Give us your answers and we will tabulate the winner for the Ani-Pock awards show tomorrow! I'd like to post it by 12 PM GMT, so have your answers in by then!

BTW, I was too lazy to care to write them... but if anyone wants to know an answer to one of the questions please email me! I'll send it along!

Did You Know? 7

Did you know that not much more than a year ago a previously undiscovered method for catching Mew in the R/B/Y versions of Gameboy Pokemon was found?

Heck, I have two! :D


If you have an interesting fact you would like presented on the Community Blog Did you know? email me at:

Sunday, February 24, 2008

~AMV Pick of the Week~

Hi minna!<3~ I love this series and when I came across this video I just had to post it. I hope you enjoy!

Anime: Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
Song: "Hung Up" by Madonna (Remix Ver.)

Reveal the Ani-Pock Community: Zeke!

After the hiatus this week from our recent inundation of C-blog posts, we shall resume the Reveal!

Thanks for the fun questions on the last episode.

Our contestant this week is: SSGokuGold7/Zeke!!
So how do you play?
Here is a recap of Rin's rules!:

Every week a member is selected from the Ani-Pock Memberlist and it will be posted who that member is, then everyone else can comment under the post any questions that they want to ask about that member, but please keep in mind to keep the questions decent, indecent questions will be deleted. If you are picked, you may choose the next contestant at the end of your week.
So lets get to it! Ask Zeke questions!!

Previous contestants: Mudpelt, Kami, Lucy, PockyWarrior, Nippou, Kip, Hullo.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Vote for your favorites!

If you haven't voted for your favorite Ani-Pock post or anime of the year, be sure to send one along!

Here are some examples of the choices others have submitted for post of the year:

Some choices for anime of the year include:

  • GunXSword
  • Welcome to the NHK
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
You can vote for up to three posts from February 07-January 08, and one anime from the 07 releases list.

This is where you send it:

Special AP Podcast with Katsuhiro (Video)

Meet the face behind Katsuhiro! (One of our many Hawaii members!)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ani-Pock Name the Character Day 7


Here's one from Zaku. Same old game. Get to it!

1) This Character switches his alignment a few times through out both of the Seed series, this character is quite easy. Bonus: List his suits / mobile weapons used in both series.
2) This anime has been used in various AMVs made by a famous Pocker. Name the Pocker, and the anime in which this question is about.
3) Challenging question! "Munching a whole loaf of bread with crumbs on your cheeks!" Name the character that says this quote, to whom, and as a bonus, name the episode, and show it is from.

Remember to send your answers to Zaku (lordzaku@ani-pock.net, include your AP user name!)

Ani-Pock Name the Character Day 6

Okay folks, you know what to do.

1. He commands the Icarus for the Robotech Expeditionary Force that appears in the recent film, Robotech: Shadow Chronicles.
2. She, like her fellow pilots, requires a MIMIC to pilot her craft, but her brother destroyed hers when he defected to the enemy!

Send answers to KiP! of course.
Hopefully Zaku has some questions lined-up for you Gundam enthusiasts next time!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Ani-Pock Name That Character Game Day 5

Here's a couple more, Pokemon style:

1. This Pokemon requires the scope from Silph Co. to see its true form (though not in the anime).
2. This Pokemon is a flying and steel type, is usually flying off with some character in the anime, and is Kip's favorite Pokemon (because he won't admit he likes Jigglypuff the most).

Send answers to Kip

Monday, February 18, 2008

Ani-Pock Name That Character Game Day 4

Welcome back to another round and Kip's double round A-PNTC! excellence.

I'll make it easy on you again:

1. His name rhymes with Nick Bunter. He's a pretty awesome pilot.
2. This character is the ever suffering charter member of a club founded by a god looking to find and solve mysteries.

Round two:

1. The commander in charge of the Zentradi fleet. He can survive in the vaccuum of space, unlike much of his race,
2. This cat can talk! But only once in the series, in the first episode. Though the witch says it was ventriloquism anyway...

Hint: Both respective questions (1&1 and 2&2) come from the same series.
Bonus: Name the titles of those specific series.

You know where to send the answers. Same time, same place!

Did You Know? 6


Did you know that not only did the fortune cookie likely come from Japan (as opposed to China), but the United States produces more than any other country?

Thanks, Pocky!

If you have an interesting fact you would like presented on the Community Blog Did you know? email me at:

Sorry for the lateness on this one, crappy internet! ^_^;

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Anniversary Awards Night, and Other Stuff!

In honor of the upcoming Ani-Pock anniversary, we will be having the First Annual Ani-Pock Awards night!

We will have your choices for Anime of the Year and Blog Post of the Year.
As well, we will have an award for the Pocker I believe has gone above and beyond this year (aside from Pocky of course), to help contribute to our community!
And we will announce the grand winner of the "Name That Character" game, so that their name can be lauded for the rest of the year! Hoo yeah! You get a lot of recognition and admiration when you win this game!*
Plus we will have a few surprises in store as well!!!

So, please send Kip your choices for your favorite anime Released in 2007. Here is a list.

If you have any further awards or categories for our upcoming show, please send them to me by next week, February 24th.

Also a poll:



And finally, be sure to leave Hullo a question on her Reveal Game this week, seeing as how hers has gotten buried under all the posts. Sorry, Hullo.

*Not a guarantee.
All submissions for the awards show go to:

Ani-Pock Name That Character Game Day 3

Kip here again.
I have some more questions from our A-P Anniversary Guess the Character Game!

We hit a couple of snags just after starting our game, but we are prepared to resume now, with a double post!


These are some of Lord Zaku's questions, so be sure to send them to him.
Double round questions:

1) This character plays both a negative, and positive role. This character turns the tides later in the series by revealing their true intent, and some of their identity. Who is this character?

2) This character is one of the easier characters to like throughout the series. This character starts out welcoming, and seems to like the main character. The end makes off of this clear. Who is this character?

Round two:

1)Name the anime in which the character from question 2 is from.

2)This anime aired late on Ani-Pock, it was also interrupted by some of the episodes not working that were later not fixed due to the fallout. What anime is being spoken about.

Hint: Starts with "R"

(NOTICE! Please state your AP name in your email if you don't already have one. I'd like to make sure I have your name correctly when tallying the scores! ~Zaku)

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Coming soon to the AP Gear Shop

Hi all, just want to give you a quick preview of what's coming to the gear shop. I'm currently working on a Wolfie Plushie. Wolfie as you know, is Ani-Pock's mascot. The video shows an early black and white paper prototype.

The final product would be in color, and would be stuffed with cotton inside. Still negotiating the price right now. These will be hand made.

-Pocky

video

Friday, February 15, 2008

Spotlight: StanTheMan

Switzerland July 2006 taken by StantheMan
"The Alps"



StanTheMan

"The Gent of Ani-Pock"

Member: Since Autumn 2005
Location: The Great UK
Age: 16
Favorite Color: Dark Red (Maroon)
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Languages: English and a little French ^^ (moi aussi)

What he likes to do:
Stan likes to draw, cycle, travel, and go out. He works on bikes so much that
he could practically build one! Stan has traveled all over England, and has been to
Scotland, Canary Islands, France (twice), Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, and Luxemburg. He could have his own travel channel on tv!

What he likes about himself:
Stan is a modest guy so he doesn't have much to say on this topic,
except for that he tries to be understanding. In his mind, being understanding
is important, but I would also say that he is genuinely nice and friendly. He is open-minded and
really fun to get to know. He's also a little shy, so you won't see him avidly reaching
for attention.

If he could be anything...
From his own words:

"I would like to just travel, to see as many new places as possible, and meet and see as many new people as possible ^^ to see the variety in life and not to just have one set view on life! Kind of like taking in different views of life =P...so to travel ^^"

What he'd like to say to all of you
In his own words:

"Thanks for all the fun you've all given me, and here's hoping there's lots more to come!"

Valentines Guestbook

Is here! (View only, no new posting)
You might also be interested in viewing the New Year guest book.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

~AMV Pick of the Week~

Hello minna!~ I have returned to the community blog, and with that I am resurrecting some of my old duties. Enjoy this week's amv. ^^ I love this song and thought it was entertaining. :3 It's really shiny, and it's all about colors!

Anime: Various Magic Girls
Song: Dream a Dream

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ani-Pock Guess the Character Game Day 2

That's right folks, we're in day two of the spectacular guess the character game!

The game will continue for the following two weeks, leading up to the Ani-Pock Anniversary!



So, while Lord Zaku is doing:

1. Name the Gundam character (or robot, LOL!)
2. Name the classic Ani-Pock anime character

I will be doing:

1. Name the Macross/Robotech character (have to be a fan of one or the other!)
2. Name the mainstream-ish character (the equivalent of Dusclops in Pokemon, a character you know, but maybe not right off the bat)

Zaku should be doing some updates in the voice center periodically as the games progress!

So, here's Kip's questions, and you know where to email the answers:

1. This character is a popular holographic singer of whom Myung Fang Lone acts as her "producer".
2. She lives in an underground world and aides Simon in his goals to reach the surface. She is an expert in firearms, or, at least, has a lot of guns!

-Bonus:
Name the specific anime titles these characters come from.

Remember, don't put answers here. Email them to meeee!

Berkeley Innovation: What Pocky's been busy with

If you've ever wondered what Pocky has been busy with for the past three semesters (and thus away from Ani-Pock as much as he'd like), this video will sum it up.

I've been a member of Berkeley Innovation, our product design group on campus, for the past three semesters- and this semester I have taken over direction of the group.

This video is from our Information Session that just happened. It's an overview of BI projects old and new. The webcast combines multiple audio sources and camera angles :) Enjoy!


Berkeley Innovation Information Session from pockyrevolution on Vimeo.

Innovation.Berkeley.edu

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Why asian guys cant get white girls

Filmed at UCSD! (University by my house).

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Did You Know? 5

Did you know "kip" is Dutch for chicken?

Yeah, yeah, laugh it up.

Thanks, Purly.

If you have an interesting fact you would like presented on the Community Blog Did you know? email me at:

Reveal the Ani-Pock Community: Hullo!

Thanks for the fun questions on the last episode.

Our contestant this week is: CTK_Hullo!!
So how do you play?
Here is a recap of Rin's rules!:

Every week a member is selected from the Ani-Pock Memberlist and it will be posted who that member is, then everyone else can comment under the post any questions that they want to ask about that member, but please keep in mind to keep the questions decent, indecent questions will be deleted. If you are picked, you may choose the next contestant at the end of your week.
So lets get to it! Ask Hullo questions!!

Previous contestants: Mudpelt, Kami, Lucy, PockyWarrior, Nippou, Kip.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Did You Know? 4


Carl Reiner's novel, NNNNN, is the only English-language novel title that uses five consonants in a row.

...I'm pretty sure.

...Because otherwise it would be ridiculous!


If you have a better DYK? than the one I posted, you know what to do:


Next week: Suggestions from DYK? fans.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Reveal the Ani-Pock Community: Kip



Thanks for the fun questions on the last episode!

Our contestant this week is: Kip!!

So how do you play?

Here is a recap of Rin's rules!:


Every week a member is selected from the Ani-Pock Memberlist and it will be posted who that member is, then everyone else can comment under the post any questions that they want to ask about that member, but please keep in mind to keep the questions decent, indecent questions will be deleted. If you are picked, you may choose the next contestant at the end of your week.

So lets get to it! Ask Kip questions! : P

Previous contestants: Mudpelt, Kami, Lucy, PockyWarrior, Nippou

Saturday, February 2, 2008

For Zaku:

>:3
NOT the same as the "for Macbook" ad.
Anti-MAC

Ani-Pock Podcast Episode 18

Ep 018: "Skirted Zaku minus Muscles"



Episode 18 is here!

Today's topics: Meet Rena, Tacos, and lots of other random stuff...

Hosts: Zaku, Pocky, Rena, Meyume

Running time: 28:43
Intro/Outro by Kip

Click the pink play button to listen, or right click here and choose save as)

Listen to all the previous shows in the archive. (Up to date now!!)

Friday, February 1, 2008

Members Unite!

Hello, all. :3

It's been a while,
a month even!
Remember to leave your quotes! <3
-Meyume

Ogi's first post! Yay!

Ahahah....
Well I got blogging privliages from pocky, and so...uh....here is my first post.


well my friend from california is a one piece nut, and she knows that I'm a nut for diffrent anime, one of which is Sayonara zestubou sensei. Now this may seem random but if you watch the video below you'll understand. (sorry if it doesn't show up..this is my first post...ahahah O.o;; )




Well.....she randomly wanted to show me this and I watched it...and loved it X'D
it cracked me up.

Well I hope you like it.......O.o;;
-ogi

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