Nyanko no Doujinshi

にゃん同へようこそ!
Welcome to Nyanko no Doujinshi (にゃん子の同人誌) (or Nyandou (にゃん同) for short) :) I am your host, Nyanko (にゃん子) This is a world of MAGIC and WONDER...erm...no...it's full of doujinshi and reviews...of mostly Howl's Moving Castle doujinshi! Howl ♥


Feel free to post your opinions/reviews about the doujinshi, also!

Thursday, November 17, 2005

自慢話

HOWL IS HERE! HOWL IS HERE!


I'd preordered it from Amazon.co.jp and it came today! Yay! Here are some pictures of what the 4-Disc set looks like :) I haven't watched it yet...I'll post more as I watch it (after work...ooohhh! work is going to seem SO long today).

DISKS 1-2:
This is disks 1 and 2. The movie is on these disks. I haven't watched them yet, but I'm assuming it's not divided, and it's wide-screen and pan-and-scan...but I could be wrong.

11/18 Update: I was wrong. It's a different sound? codec? And it seems like the other language tracks are on the second disk. They are both wide screen. I don't think I'll be watching much of the second disk at all. It was amazing watching the first disk!!! the Clarity! The Colors! The Detail! I didn't realize all that I was missing from the cam-bootleg I bought off eBay! I didn't see the little mouse family, or the stripes on the spiders, that the bird footprints were made of blood, that Kabu was standing over the castle, that the things in the grate with Calcifer were little figures. AAHH THE MOVIE IS SO BEAUTIFUL! HOWL IS SO THE SMEX...I didn't realize how far down the towel went...oh! *blush* The movie is so much better when you can see all the cunning details *falls in love again* OH! And Howl wears TWO rings at the beginning of the movie and he gives one of them to Sophie! I didn't know that until last night! Things were easier to hear, too! I heard some lines that I couldn't hear from the bootleg : )

DISK 3-4:
Disks 3 and 4 are the video extras :) I can't wait to watch these! I still have to hook up the region-free DVD player...to watch it on TV, or I guess I could just watch it on the laptop...but like I want to watch it on the big TV!

11/18 Update: I lost the remote control to my region free DVD player and can't figure out how to select menu items from the actual player (can I?) It's a Sony...sigh. I couldn't find the TV remote, either. Just the TIVO remote. I did get the DVD player hooked up along with the TIVO DVD so I guess that's better than nothing...but well, I didn't get to see the extras last nigh *cry* Well, at least I have something to look forward to, tonight.

The 1/24 Second Film:
Yes! But ...there is no Howl in my 1/2 :*( I did get Sophie, the Witch, and Markl, though...so not bad? I mean I could have just got a wierd background scene, right? Maybe I can get a Howl one off Yahoo Japan Auctions...hmm...we'll have to think about it for a while. They're probably going to go for a pretty penny, but I think now is when they'll be the cheapest. Here is a close up of mine (yeah, you gotta love the great *cough, cough* photography :*(...). Here's a better picture of a piece similar to mine that I found on the web: 11/18 Update: I am currently bidding on a Calcifer -Frypan one. I want to see if I can get it for under $30. OOOH! I GOT IT! Calcifer is mine (a pictue from the auction) :The Howl ones are going for AMAZING prices! I want a sleeping Howl (....because he looks SO the smex then!): This 1/24 Second went for ... 15,000 YEN! That's about $150 dollars, folks! Aack! Then there was this one, the birdie howl: This 1/24 Second went for ... 16,000 YEN!I don't know if I'll be able to get one at those prices! Blonde Howl closeups are going for a LOT more they were that much with like 8 hours left to go. I forgot to bookmark one to see about what they were ending at. Maybe I'll do that tonight. I haven't seen any Towel Howl 1/24 Seconds yet. I wonder if no one wants to sell those? Hmm...

This one still has 22 hours and is over $250 US already: At least that's not the one I want. Wow, I mean that's a LOT, isn't it? It would be good to be rich...wouldn't it? *sigh*

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Howl Released!!!!

Howl's Moving Castle will be released on DVD 11/16/05!!!!

Amazon has opened a Howl Goods store!

Reserve your 4 Disk copy with a frame of the ORIGINAL film in a clear keepsake! Eeek!
So what's in the 4 disks?!
  1. Disk 1: Movie
    Language: Japanese 2.0ch Stereo Dolby Digital
    Subtitles: Japanese, ENGLISH
    Picture: 16:9 Vista Size (1.85:1)
  2. Disk 2: Movie
    Language: Japanese, English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese/2.0ch Stereo Dolby Digital
    Subtitles: Japanese, English, French, Mandarin, Cantonese
  3. Disk3: Video Extras
    Storyboard Images/Theatrical Trailers/The World's Howl/Original Work Author Diana Wynne Jones Interview/English Dubbing Director Pete Docter Interview/Announcements
  4. Disk 4: Video Extras
    Mevius? (Mebiusu) Hayao Miyazaki Dialouge/ America-wide Premier Private Showing Video Moments/Good Afternoon, Laseter? (Lasetaa)-san/ This is How Howl's Castle Moved~ Digital Animation Director, Mitsunori Kataama, CG Commentary
There are other versions, but this the one I just pre-ordered :) Whee! I translated this as soon as I got the email from Amazon! I'm not responsible for errors in translation or errors on the amazon site, btw!

Edit: I forgot to say... Please note this is a REGION 2 disk and will not play on REGION 1 players. You need a REGION 2 DVD player or an ALL REGION DVD player to watch this :)

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Asterisk

Title: Asterisk
Circle: Tenshi no Hagoromo (天使のハゴロモ)
Publisher: Hiura, Saiki (日浦斎紀)
Size: B5
Pages: 32
Type: Offset
Pairing: Howl x Sophie
Rating: G
Publish Date: 1May 2005
Site:No Site Listed :(

"色男、力はあるが、金はない。ついでにファッションセンスもないらしい。" (Heart breaker has power, but no money. Looks like he doesn't have a sense of style, to boot.) from Asterisk.

OMG! The art is sooooooo gorgeous! I love it! I saw the cover and I had to have it. Had to. No question about it; had to. It's gorgeous. There's a pretty translucent pink page with silver print on the first page :) There's no web site information in the dj, so I have to actually snail mail the author for permission...uh, I'll take the Howl-way out...I'll do it later...slither, slither...

The stories are a mix of sweet stories and comedic shorts. The stories that reside therein:
  1. 誘惑のマホウ (Seductive Magic)
    Howl asks Calcifer for help making a ring...why? Find out.
  2. 酷い戦争 (Horrible War)
    Bad hair war? Could happen to anyone.
  3. マジカル☆マジック01(Magical☆Magic 01)
    A very short two page story; Howl tries to impress Sophie.
  4. マジカル☆マジック02 (Magical☆Magic 02)
    Another very short story; some magic tricks require timing...
  5. ドロドロネバネバギブアーップ!! (Drippy Drippy, Sticky Sticky Never Give up!)
    An even shorter story spirited away...
  6. マリッジ・ブルー マリッジ・ピンク (Marriage Blues Marriage Pinks)
    Yet another short story in which Sophie wonders what to think of Howl...
  7. 魔法のコトバ (Words of Magic)
    ...in which Sophie and Howl speak upon the definition of beauty (a honobono piece)
I want another dj by Tenshi no Hagoromo. I want a long, long lovely love story...sigh. The art is just too pretty, and I do like their sense of humor, too :)

Status: Need to Snail Mail for permission to post cover art.

As For the Rest, Become a Field, Become a Flower (後は野となれ花となれ)




Title: Ato wa No to Nare, Hana to Nare(後は野となれ花となれ)
Circle: Yurafuwa (ユラフワ)
Publisher: Memewo (メメヲ)
Size: A5
Pages: 156
Type: Offset
Pairing: Howl x Sophie
Rating: G
Publish Date: February 2005
Site: Sonaeyo Tsuneni is Link Free.

"う~ん、本当に何でも似合ってしまって困るよまったく" (Hmm~, everything really looks so good on me; it's such a problem, really), Howl from Ato wa Hana to Nare No to Nare.

This is a nice meaty anthology! The art is a bit different from the cover. It's more of a sketchy style of art inside. I forgot which mangaka the style reminds me of. The expressions etc. are well drawn :) I really liked this one because it gave me something to read! Some doujinshi are just so short...

This is a complilation of Yurafuwa's earlier doujinshi:
  1. いつもココロに赤いリンゴを。(A Red Apple, Always in My Heart)
    This is a neat story about Morgan (yep, based on Castle in the Air). It's not easy being the son of the land's foremost magician! Ben and Lettie's daughter appears, too :) It's nice and long! Yay! The length of a normal yomikiri in a manga magazine :)
  2. 眠ても醒めても (Asleep or Awake)
    1. ひらめき きらめき ときどき ときめき (Insight Sparkle Every Once in a While the Heart Races)
      I love this title because of the rhyme scheme (HiRAMEKI KiRAMEKI TOKIdoKI TOKImeKI). It's really cute and lovely to say! Howl doesn't want to get out of bed and work...just another snapshot into what Howl and Sophie's life together might look like.
    2. 愛情線360 ° C (Love Line 360 ° C)
      Another look into a moment in the lives of Howl and Sophie. Sophie decides that magic isn't necessary to style Howl's hair. She will arrange vain Howl's hair...
    3. 一つの魔法 (終わりのない愛しさを与え) (One Spell (Granting Endless Love))
      Calcifer tells on Sophie. Poor Sophie can't even keep secrets from Howl. It's all Calcifer's fault!
  3. Who said La La...?
    Another yomikiri length story! Yay! Lovely, lazy Howl is sick, but still wants to go to the King's Castle? Hey, isn't something wrong here? Sophie thinks so...especially since Howl can't cast a spell decently and turns Sophie into a ???! Lettie helps put more suspicions into Sophie's head. What's going on here, Howl?!
I think this was money well spent :) What is the difference between a compilation and an anthology anyway? According to MSN Encarta, a compilation is a lot of things gathered together, but an anthology is a lot of things by different authors that is complied. So an anthology is a subset of a compliation, eh? Anyway, I like both :) I like longer stories than shorter stories (though some short stories are really clever), so I really liked this one :)

Oh, I think I forgot to say, but Sophie has red hair in all the stories of this dj.
Status: Emailed; waiting for reply.

Sunday, August 21, 2005

Whee! Back from Australia!

So I've come back from Australia to find a nice box of Howl dj waiting for me :) That's the good part :)

The bad part is that most of the doujinshi authors are not writing me back, so I can't use pictures of their cover art on Nyandou. Oh well. I'm going to make up my own "Request not Granted" and "Waiting for Permission" Howl FanArt to put up instead, but that will take a bit of time :P Yarg.

Well, it'll take a while for me to get through all the doujinshi :) Yay! I'm thinking of publicizing this blog soon :)...but I still think I need to work some things out...maybe I will wait until I've drawn something up for the cover art place holders...yarg. The site looks really plain without all the cover art, but oh well.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

One Heart

Title: One Heart
Circle: Isotope
Publisher: 胡登()
Size: A5
Pages: 22
Type: Offset
Pairing: None
Rating: G
Publish Date: 05.04.2003
Site: Isotope is Link Free with the provision that you email them.


OMG! The art is soooo pretty! I actually saw a post about Isotope's site before my doujinshi order came...and what do ya know? I had ordered 3 doujinshi by Isotope :) Twee hee hee! Fear not, I shall procure more! I ordered Secret Garden (the anthology and the not, and a few more!) Whee! The cover and the inside art do match :) The way they draw clothes is amazing! I so wish I could draw like this!

You have NEVER seen Calcifer, until you see THIS Calcifer! OMG! He's eating a log! Calcifer is SO HOT! No kidding! For reals! Oh? Did I mention this Calcifer is not the movie Calcifer? This may not be the book Calcifer, either!

There was a problem with this doujinshi...I so wanted more!

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Waltz




Title: Waltz
Circle: Shikisai Ongaku (色彩音楽)
Publisher: Haruka, Hikari (治香ヒカリ)
Size: B5
Pages: 28
Type: Offset
Pairing: Howl x Sophie
Rating: G
Publish Date: 12.29.2004
Site: Shikisai Ongaku is Link Free with the provision that you email them.

"まぁ。。。大半の原因は僕のあるなぁ" (Well...it's mostly becasue of me, you know...), Howl in regard to Sophie cleaning all the time, from Waltz.

Yes! Yes! Good Howl! Appreciate Sophie's housework! Would that more men would appreciate and understand that they are the major reason for suffering-house-cleaning-women (who usually have to work full-time, too!)!

The art is true to the cover; very good, very cute. Howl looks so good in this one! He doesn't look exactly like in the movie, he's shoujo-fied, so he looks cuter :)

This is the first of their 4 (that I know of) Howl dj thus far. I love this circle :) Hmm...this one sold out at her first event, so there is a reprinting. It seems the first one has a textured (like striped-grooves) cover and the reprint has a shiny cover. I don't know if there was more than one reprint. There are two stories in this honobono volume:

  1. Waltz
    ...is a very cute, sweet little glimpse into Howl and Sophie's world. This one is based on the movie version. There is a short character introduction at the beginning. Howl has black hair
  2. 世界に一つだけの花(Only One [of these] Flower in the World)
    ...has a blonde Howl, and is based on the book version (after the second book, Castle in the Air, it seems..I haven't read that one yet). I love the fan girls at the beginning of the story...they act just like me!
I don't really know exactly why, but I really like Shikisai Ongaku's dj. They just strike the perfect chord with me, I guess. Howl is very sweet and I can relate to Sophie's feelings. I wish it was a bit longer, but then I get my wish :) As the circle continues to write about Howl, their dj get longer

Fanbookish
has a picture of the cover art for Waltz up :)
Status: Emailed, waiting for permission to post picture.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Doujinshi by Circle

It seems like it might be a good idea to organize this whole mess, and so this is what I've come up with. This way everything can be "Neat & Tidy" and I can still use this blog to write about other non-review doujinshi topics.

So far it seems there are reviews for (the ones that aren't links, I have, but haven't reviewed yet):
  1. Akiba Touko
    1. Sweet-Sour Time Replay
  2. Aldebaran
    1. Never Land (ネバーランド)
  3. Angel Rose
    1. Yasoukyoku ~Nocturne~ (夜想曲)
  4. Atsuatsu Cook
    1. Mahoutsukai no Deshi (魔法使いの弟子)
  5. Azuma
    1. Family Man
  6. Blue Signals
    1. Sparkling Shower
      This will not be reviewed. This is NC-18. ...and something that happens when you don't read auction desc. well... (same shipment as the other one) Oh dear、dear. The art is cute, though...
    2. Kimi o Mahoutsukai ni (キミを魔法使いに)
    3. Blackyu* Night
    4. Soshite Boku ni Dekirukoto (そしてぼくにできること)
    5. Pinkish Pink
  7. Bombers
    1. Howl no Hetare Yobanashi (ハウルのヘタレ夜話)
  8. Brother Wolf
    1. Toki no Mahoutsukai (時の魔法使い)
  9. Caribbean Sexy
    1. I Wish Upon a Star
    2. Jyushofutei Mushoku (住所不貞無職)
    3. Kimi no Kage Yurayura Yurete (君の影ゆらゆらゆれて)
    4. 28cm no Chiheisen (28cmの地平線)
  10. Clover Shoukai (クローバー商会)
    1. Hanazono de Matteiru. (花園で待っている。)
    2. Kono Mune no Tokimeki o. (この胸のときめきを。)
    3. Okurimono o Kimi ni (贈り物を君に。)
    4. Watashi no Koishita Mahoutsukai (私の恋した魔法使い)
  11. Delic
    1. Howl no Aegu Shiro (ハウルの喘ぐ城)
  12. Devil Children
    1. Howl no Aegu Shiro (ハウルの喘ぐ城)
  13. Gear
    1. Kasei no Ningyou (火星の人形)
  14. Glass Drop
    1. Cherish * Cherish
      This will not be reviewed. *blush* It's NC-16...and something that happens when you don't read auction desc. well...haha. Oh dear. Still, the art is way cute!
  15. Gomenne Shoukai (ごめんね商会)
    1. Yosou (予想) 
  16. Haregumodou (晴雲堂)
    1. Star Child
  17. Howl no Shiro de Kurashi Tai Seijyunha (ハウルの城で暮らし隊清純派)
    1. Kimi ga Sakihokoru Made (君が咲き誇るまで)
  18. Isotope
    1. Lasting Castle
    2. One Heart
    3. Greenstuff
  19. Jishuuteki Kamikakushi (自主的神隠し)
    1. Mimi ni Nokoru wa Kimi no Utagoe (耳に残るは君の歌声)
  20. Kanade Fujisawa
    1. Family Man
  21. Karakuri Circus
    1. Sekai no Yakusoku
  22. Katsumien (勝海苑)
    1. Kanon
    2. Shikisoku Zekuu Sono San(色即是空 其ノ参)
    3. Yasha Kisouden Soushuuhen (夜叉鬼想伝・総集編)
  23. Kisekiya S (奇跡屋 S)
    1. Yuuhei Jiken (幽閉事件)
    2. Tooki Hi no Hako (遠き日の函)
    3. Saa, Monogatari o Hajimeyou. (さぁ、物語を始めよう。)
    4. Sense of Value
  24. Lariat Keikaku (ラリアット計画)
    1. Kimi o Mahoutsukai ni (キミを魔法使いに)
    2. Blackyu* Night
  25. LikeLife
    1. Peculire
  26. Lotus Root Orchestra
    1. A Rec. Sounds Light
  27. Lover's Kiss (ラヴァーズ・キス)
    1. Kimi ga Sakihokoru Made (君が咲き誇るまで)
  28. Majyo Shuukai Touri (魔女集会通り)
    1. Ugoku Shiro no Howl-san 1 (動く城のハウルさん 1)
    2. Ugoku Shiro no Howl-san 2 (動く城のハウルさん 2)
    3. Ugoku Shiro no Howl-san 3 (動く城のハウルさん 3)
    4. Ugoku Shiro no Howl-san Tokubetsuban (動く城のハウルさん 特別版)
    5. Ugoku Shiro no Howl-san Tanbitekiban Jyunbigou (動く城のハウルさん耽美版 準備号)
    6. Ugoku Shiro no Howl-san Tanbitekiban (動く城のハウルさん 耽美版)
  29. Maron
    1. Soshite Boku ni Dekirukoto (そしてぼくにできること)
  30. Melanco
    1. Sugar
  31. Milk★Price
    1. Watashi no Mahoutsukai (私の魔法使い)
  32. Momozakura
    1. Triangle (トライアングル)
  33. Nejishiki
    1. Piece of My Wish
  34. NOT
    1. Sunset & Sunrise (サンセットサンライズ)
  35. Odamario@Akaimikan
    1. Castle Imitation
  36. OOGGG1!!!
    1. Watashi no Mahoutsukai (私の魔法使い)
  37. Orca
    1. Ivory
    2. Sugar
    3. All For You
  38. P.P.P Press
    1. Nagareboshi (ながれ星)
  39. Platinum
    1. Howl no Aegu Shiro (ハウルの喘ぐ城)
  40. Rever
    1. I was able to meet you
  41. Rin Rin House in Kotobuki
    1. Hoshi no Hikari no Shihouette (星の光のシルエット)
  42. Say;Gallet
    1. Totsugeki! Tonari no Bangohan (突撃!隣の晩ごはん)
  43. SH
    1. Howl ni Kubittake! (ハウルに首ったけ!)
  44. Shikisai Ongaku (色彩音楽)
    1. Waltz
    2. Merry-Go-Round
    3. Sexy Voice
    4. Hana no You ni Tori no You ni (花のように鳥のように)
  45. Summer Child
    1. Mahoutsukai no Deshi (魔法使いの弟子)
  46. Taiyou no Nishi (太陽の西)
    1. Blue Sky Blue
  47. Tei
    1. Soshite Boku ni Dekirukoto (そしてぼくにできること)
  48. Tenshi no Hagoromo (天使のハゴロモ)
    1. Asterisk
  49. Tommy Toh(トミイ糖)
    1. Honey
    2. Jinsei no Jet Coaster Kirimomi Kaiten! (人生のジェットコースターきりもみ回転!)
    3. Hauyon. (はうよん。)
  50. Unknown Zone
    1. Color of Heart
  51. Warai no License (笑いのライセンス)
    1. Howl ga Ippai (ハウルがいっぱい)
  52. Yurafuwa (ユラフワ)
    1. Ato wa No to Nare, Hana to Nare (後は野となれ花となれ)
  53. Yumeya Shucchoujyo (夢や出張所)
    1. Hyakuoku no Hiru to Senoku no Yoru (百億の昼と千億の夜)
  54. Zuihouzakura (ずいほう桜)
    1. Shiawase no Komichi (幸せの小道)
    2. Hoshi no Umareru Hi (星の生まれる日)
    3. Dream's Dream

Other Doujinshi Sites

Here are some other doujinshi sites I've found:
  1. Aizu Winter
    This is where I saw my first cover of a Howl doujinshi :) They are mostly interested in other doujinshi, though... They have cover shots and some data about the doujinshi. It looks like they sell doujinshi, too, but I've not bought anything from them.
  2. Addiction
    A Harry Potter doujinshi site; I think I might try a bit of Potter someday :) I listed this one because: 1. It's a doujinshi site. 2. It's a REVIEW site, like mine. Most doujinshi sites seem to be store or scanlation sites, so the formatting is quite a bit different and won't help me much...unless it's a store, that is! They have a Miyazaki section, but no Howl...still, don't you think Haku was pretty bishie? I do.
  3. Impending Doujinshi
    It seems to be Yaoi-kei.
  4. Tokyo Jupiter
    They have Howl :) Two I don't have, but have been lusting for, too...after all, who doesn't lust after Howl? *sigh*
  5. Untouchable
    Whee! More Howl! I've received permission to link them, even though they are not done yet. Right now it's layout (droolable Howl covers) and the reviews will be added later, so check often! It's got similar URL to Tokyo Jupiter above, but it's different. (Aside: I would recommend this site, because their manga and anime tastes are really good. I like a lot of the ones they've recommended :))
  6. The Vivisection
    This seems to be mostly about Final Fantasy type doujinshi...but I didn't really look at anything besides the FAQ.
Well, that's it for now! Hahahaha...

NyanDou Doujinshi FAQ

I just dived into doujinshi because I wanted more Howl. I didn't know the first thing about them, so there were a lot of things I didn't quite "get". There were a lot of terms I didn't know...and lots of other stuff...and I STILL don't know much. Here's a bit of what I have figured out (this is a work in progress ^^;):
  1. A5: This is a standard metric paper size. This doesn't seem to be as popular as B5. I measured my A5 doujinshi and got a width of 5.81" and height of 8.25". ProAV says it is 5.83 x 8.27 inches.
  2. B5: This is also a metric paper size. This seems to be the size most doujinshi are. ProAV says it is 6.93 x 9.84 inches.
  3. Circle (サークル): A group (or a single person) of artists/writers who get together to create a doujinshi.
  4. Chara (キャラ): This may also be spelled "kyara"? This is an abbreviation for "character".
  5. Copybon (コピー本): A doujinshi that the author/circle has literally copied machined and stapled together. It sounds like this happens when the author/circle can't meet the printer's deadlines. This is the same thing as "copyshi".
  6. Copyshi (コピー誌): A doujinshi that the author/circle has literally copied machined and stapled together. It sounds like this happens when the author/circle can't meet the printer's deadlines. This is the same thing as "copybon".
  7. Doujin (同人): This is an abbreviation for "doujinshi".
  8. DJ: This seems to be an neat English abbreviation for "doujinshi".
  9. Guest (ゲスト): When one someone else other than the circle/author writes a piece for the circle/author's doujinshi, the someone else is called a "guest".
  10. HowSophi(ハウソフィ): This is a Japanese abbreviation of "Howl x Sophie" :)
  11. Off (オフ): This is an abbreviation of "offset": a printing style using a transfer of ink. In doujinshi-land, this seems to mean that the book is bound.
  12. Offset (オフセット): This is a printing style using a transfer of ink. In doujinshi-land, this seems to mean that the book is bound.
  13. ProAV: The first site that Google listed with definitions of metric paper sizes.
  14. Sairokushu (再録集): A doujinshi that is a compliation of previously published doujinshi. These are bigger (of course), and probably more worth your money...only most sellers don't write that these are a collection of previously published ones...so you might buy it, but already have all of the stories :(
  15. Yonkoma (4コマ・四コマ): These are usually (almost always) gag parodies. Just as the Japanese says, there are 4 komas (squares/areas, erm...I don't know the cartoon word for this) on the page.
Some other Doujinshi FAQs (if I've taken information from them, they would be credited in the definition of the term. Non-credited definitions are things I found out on my own just by reading the actual doujinshi/buying them/collecting them):
  1. Vivisection FAQ from the Vivisection. I found this during a Google search. I have yet to read the rest of the site ^^; ...but I learned that it's possible that the circles don't want their websites linked to! Eeek! I'll have to take out links later on tonight... :*(
  2. This was interesting, though I don't think I learned anything new...but why didn't I think to go to Wikipedia first?