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28th March 2013 (18:40)
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Just a quick note to say I won't be posting a Chibi History of Middle Earth over the Easter weekend - normal service will be resumed this time next week.

In the meantime, here's a video of some Japanese schoolgirls singing Russian folk songs as they drive Second World War-vintage tanks through a blizzard. Why? Because it's so utterly random and strange it amused me immensely (I saw someone else post a link to it), and hopefully it will do the same for you. :)

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Posted by: erimthar (erimthar)
Posted at: 28th March 2013 20:19 (UTC)

Somewhere, the ghost of Boris Pasternak is shedding tears of vodka.

Posted by: Beer Good (beer_good_foamy)
Posted at: 28th March 2013 21:39 (UTC)

Japanese cartoons: One of the best guarantees that this world will never become predictable.

Posted by: GingerWall (gingerwall)
Posted at: 29th March 2013 04:33 (UTC)
Felicia Day - Twitter

Hahaha, I actually just saw that last week for the first time.

That show may or may not be a tribute to mmog called Tanks, which I may or may not play. *looks away*

It seems unlikely, but the resemblance between the game and some of the other Grils und Panzer videos are uncanny.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 29th March 2013 10:42 (UTC)

I don't play MMO games, but I certainly play other computer games a lot, so no need to hide in shame. :)

I don't know how accurate it is but according to some of the comments on the video, one of the producers of 'Girls und Panzer' is in fact a keen World of Tanks player...

Posted by: GingerWall (gingerwall)
Posted at: 29th March 2013 13:59 (UTC)

Hahah, okay, good, so it's not just me seeing my favorite video game everywhere I go.

It's not surprising to me though - the WoT following is pretty enthusiastic. The video game producers have several different video series that they release monthly for players: one about analyzing the game physics, one where they have this tank expert go and sit in real tanks and and talk about all the features/controls, etc.

I think the main reason why I started playing (besides spending time with my bf) was because it's all so real-life nerdy, and you get to learn and practice real battle tactics.

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