The Speakeasy #068: Garden Elixir—The Art of Translation, Armada, Over the Garden Wall, Othering

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Drink #068: Garden Elixir
The Art of Translation, Armada, Over the Garden Wall, Othering

Ongoing Investigations: Over the Garden Wall, Armada by Ernest Cline, Ace of the Diamond S1, Disney shorts.

Topics: Compensating Panelists, The Art of Translation, and the “Othering” of Manga.

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And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:

Garden Elixir

  • 1/4 cup gin
  • 5 cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup dry vermouth, preferably Noilly Prat
  • 1/2 tablespoon green Chartreuse
  • 3 tablespoons apple juice, preferably fresh
  • 1 tablespoon celery juice
  • Dash of fresh lime juice
  • Nasturtium flowers, for garnish (optional)

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the gin and cilantro and shake. Add the vermouth, Chartreuse, apple juice, celery juice and lime juice and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with nasturtium flowers.

The Speakeasy #063: Qui Gon Gin—John Allison, Star Wars, Crowdfunding, and Ninjas

Drink #063: Qui Gon Gin
John Allison, Star Wars, Crowdfunding, and Ninjas

Ongoing Investigations: Giant Days by John Allison, Lissa Treiman, and Whitney Cogar; The Magicians series by Lev Grossman, Whispered Words (vol. 3) by Takashi Ikeda, Fresh PerCure and Go! PreCure 5 by Toei, Star Wars Rebels S1 by Lucasfilm Animation.

Topics: To All the Corners of the World Crowdfunding Campaign, Non-Japanese Anime Artist Shares His Experience, Seven Seas Roleplaying Plans and Space Dandy card game, World-wide Simulcast of Ninja Slayer, Pacific Rim 2, Yoshihiro Tatsumi.

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And now your helpful bartenders at The Speakeasy present your drink:

Qui Gon Gin

  • 1 oz Gin
  • 2 oz Melon liquor
  • 1 splash Lime juice
  • Fill with Tonic water
  • 1 Lime wedge 

Directions: For the Qui Gon Gin and Tonic, mix the first three ingredients in a highball glass and top with tonic water. Garnish with a lime wedge and, if possible, use a green glow stick as a stir. Drink and stray away from the topic of midi-chlorians.

 

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NYICFF 2015: Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

narutaki_icon_4040 One day, a satellite crashes to earth colliding with a walking incinerator which is chasing a cow. That satellite transforms into young woman Il-ho. And that cow is actually a young musician named Kuang-chan who has been transformed by his broken heart. The incinerator monster is trying to gobble up all the sad people who have been transformed. Thus Satellite Girl and Milk Cow meet.

The film is mostly 2D animation, and a lot of it looks like Flash, with moments of CG thrown in. The film has a good grasp of timing and physical comedy even if it can’t execute it with a lot of beauty. While the animation is not much to look at, SG&MC has other qualities that make it special.

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