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Posts from #nisemonogatari

Observations from episode 8 of Nisemonogatari:

  1. Senjougahara may not have realized it at the time, but assaulting Araragi’s mouth with a box cutter and stapler on their very first meeting was an amazingly good courting move.

  2. Karen is marrying a dentist.

Araragi dodging sharp projectiles like he’s in medieval France.

ffmpeg -ss 0:10:24 -i "[Commie]_Nisemonogatari_-_06_[7A02B0A3].mkv" \
  -t 0:00:07 -s 480x270 -f image2 %03d.png
# some manual culling of frames goes here
convert -delay 1x12 *[02468].png -coalesce \
  -layers OptimizeTransparency pencils.gif

FFmpeg’s animated GIF encoder seems to use a predetermined palette instead of picking one based on the input frames. It’s pretty tragic. On the other hand, trying to do resize operations with ImageMagick is slow as hell.

Most anime is drawn on twos, meaning that the content only actually changes every two frames. Hence the convert invocation picks out just the even-numbered images and halves the framerate. Arguably, you could do this with FFmpeg’s -r parameter, but who cares.

Observations from episode 4 of Nisemonogatari:

  1. I didn’t quite know how Maaya Sakamoto was going to work her new role, but she absolutely nailed it: mischievous, devilish, exactly the kind of disturbingly seductive you’d expect from someone with the appearance Shinobu had before she was stripped of her power. I can’t wait what to hear what she’ll sound like in Kizumonogatari.

  2. Araragi has the biggest bathroom in the history of anime (above).