Last Update: 17 January 2021
There will be no Characters of the Day rating for December. I had a severe heart attack, an operation, and was hospitalized twice, so December was very busy for me.
18 November 2018
I know it looks like I've been lazy or neglectful by not updating for months, but I do have valid reasons. My computer broke and had to be replaced. Then we had a fire inspection, followed by deciding to look for a house to buy, buying the house and now we're mostly moved in. It's been a rough year, but we're thankful for the chain of events which led to buying our first house.
One problem with the move is that I lost the statistics for the characters of the month for October.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us to all of you.
27 February 2018
Someone accessed my 15th Annibersary essay, but I don't remember posting it. Odd. I'd like to know how that happened. It is unfinished.
8 February 2018
I've been working hard on the Gallery Gardening project since October. I've finished 36 galleries so far. Lady Une's and Noin's were finished recently. I'm working on the Chibis 2 Gallery now. I spent HOURS tonight on one picture, in Paint, painting the faces pixel by pixel and erasing the noise in the background. I'm happy with the way it turned out. I use this picture for our splash page in February. Here it is.
So I am doing much more than it seems. Many, many pictures have been improved or replaced altogether. The finished galleries are marked in blue *GGMC*. (Gallery Gardening Mission Complete) The galleries marked in red are from the old gardening project and for my own reference. They are being redone.
In other news, my husband and I will have our 38th Anniversary on the 9th. Our son Jeremiah had his 37th birthday yesterday.
Now that I have GW and Endless Waltz on Blu-ray I will be redoing the Endless Waltz galleries but I want to finish with the gardening first. I plan to do some screenshots from the Odds & Evens disc as well.
14 December 2017
Merry Christmas! Our gift to you is John's Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup recipe. Because wild rice is a product of the Midwestern United States it may not be readily available everywhere, as it is here. Wild rice can easily be ordered on the Internet. We highly suggest using the uncooked wild rice rather than canned because it makes such a difference in the flavor. This is a perfect winter comfort food.
Wufei: *arms folded* Somethin's weird here.
Heero: Ya got that right.
Quatre: What's he talkin' 'bout?
Duo: Didn't ya notice that Melody's made the Update TWO DAYS IN A ROW?
Trowa: That's def'netly weird.
Quatre: *panics* What are we gonna do?
Relena: I'll go get my doctor's kit. Melody's gotta be sick!
13 December 2017
Chibis: *singing* Alls we want for Christmas is Gundam Wing, on blu-ray, from RightStuf!
Milliardo: We're announcing that Gundam Wing is on blu-ray.
Quatre: We're so excited! It's the best thing we can think of for Cwissmiss.
Wufei: Here it is, in all its glory: Gundam Wing Ultra Edition Blu-Ray
Relena: There's extras, extras, extras with it! Posters, art cards, a huge hardback book too! An' pins!
Heero: It's also been released in two basic boxed sets, plus Endless Waltz.
Duo: So here's the links:
GW Blu-Ray Collection 1
GW Blu-Ray Collection 2
Endless Waltz Blu-Ray
Milliardo: They're also on DVDs:
GW DVD Collection 1
GW DVD Collection 2
Endless Waltz DVD
Treize: We are truly impressed with RightStuf. High-quality products with incomparable customer service is a win-win for anime fans, in the highly esteemed opinion of the Chibi Board of Directors.
Trowa: RightStuf is the company with the most careful packing of anime series for shipment that we've ever seen too.
Duo: There's no company higher than them for that!
Treize: You mean, they are the best company we've found that takes care when shipping their products.
Duo: That's what I just said. There's no sloppy wrappin' it in bubble wrap an' hopin' it makes it to the person buyin' it without gettin' wrecked, like we got from Best Buy.
Treize: True. That is the conclusion of the Chibi Board of Directors' Gundam Wing on blu-ray announcement.
Relena: But I'm not done yet! I got a nuther song. *singing* Alls I want for Christmas is a diamond ring, from Heero, my True Love! *looks around at empty room* Hey, guys! Wait up! Heero gots to know what I want for Christmas!
11 October 2017
Relena: Where's Melody?
Trowa: She's in her bedroom, hidin'.
Quatre: What for?
Treize: Melody is deeply embarrassed. She wants the Chibi Board of Directors to present the Update without her supervision.
Milliardo: So we must do this Update alone.
Wufei: She started doin' the Gall'ry Gardening Project 'gain. It's been a long time since she stopped doin' it.
Heero: She weeded out the bad pitchers in the Group Gall'ries.
Treize: To her utter dismay, there were so many images which ranged from poor in quality to absolutely unacceptable.
Duo: So she's imbarrassed that they was still on the site!
Trowa: She thought she got ridda them bad ones a LONG TIME AGO.
Treize: When the Gallery Gardening Project was in full swing the computer crashed. The backup hard drive did as well. She lost everything.
Quatre: She hadta stop gardening an' copy ALL of the pitchers an' thumbnails an' stories an' aminated gifs an' the Hopsbital an' the Jail an'--
Wufei: Yeah, ev'rything from the site had to go into her computer 'gain.
Duo: There were THOUSAN'S and THOUSAN'S of pitchers 'n stuff. It took FOREVER!
Relena: So why's she imbarrassed?
Treize: Because she has high quality standards for all of the images posted in our galleries. She didn't know these pictures remained from the original site.
Milliardo: So she's been replacing lots of them with better copies.
Treize: She was forced to discard the ones she couldn't improve or replace.
Relena: There's LOTSA ones with Heero in 'em!
Duo: We been workin' day 'n night helpin' out as much as we can.
Wufei: (folded arms) Till Tegan made us go to bed.
Trowa: No matter how much we begged an' pleaded she made us go to bed anyways.
Heero: Even when I told her Melody would finish sooner if she let us stay up to help.
Wufei: She didn't buy it.
Relena: Buy what?
Treize: (ignores Relena) In a Chibi Board of Directors Emergency Consultation we made an Executive Decision that, while she was in the process of replacing the unacceptable images, she should modify the thumbnails, altering the proportion of each one to a uniform height.
The Chibis all look to Milliardo.
Milliardo: (translates) We thought she should make new thumbnails while she was at it and make them all the same size.
Treize: Our purpose in this decision was the hope that this upgrade to the uneven graphics would enhance the overall presentation of each reformed gallery.
Milliardo: (translates automatically) The pages will look better that way.
Heero: So she did it. An' it does look better.
Wufei: An' that's all we got to say.
Duo: (pats Treize on the shoulder) I think you should go rest your brain now. Your talkin' is worse 'n usual.
1 June 2016
It's our 15 year Annibersary month!
Duo: T' start ya off with we got a blast from our past.
Trowa: Yup, today is Tegan's 29th birthday.
Wufei: So we're postin' her birthday chibi fanfic here from when she turned 18.
Heero: (calculating) That's 'leven years ago.
Quatre: Yup, one d'cade plus one year.
Relena: Here it is: Tegan Gets All Growed-Up.
Treize: We started posting screenshots from episode nine last week. There will be more this month.
Milliardo: Check back to see the goodies we've prepared for our celebration.
9 January 2016
Quatre: Here's the Updates!
Relena: The BIG 'nouncement is that we posted our nine-thousan'th pic!
Duo: If ya wanna see it go just go here.
Trowa: It's a good thing Treize can count higher then us.
Heero: An' after a long, long time, there's some new Speeches & Quotes.
Treize: The newest gallery, Game Cards, is now open for your viewing pleasure.
Wufei: There's new videos on Tegan's YouTube Picks page too.
Milliardo: Transparent gifs have been posted, as well as new pictures.
Quatre: Don't forget my aminated gifs an' mini movies too.
Duo: An' new logos.
Relena: An' four new jigsaw puzzles!
A Chibi Appeal
When we had our computer crash diss-aster Melody lost her private files which were not on the site so if any a you got pics from Melody's private files, will ya please send her copies of 'em? She lost all her private files, includin' Gundam Wing, Fullmetal Alchemist, Sailor Moon, Saiyuki an' Black Jack pics so any pics from those series (no matter if you got 'em from Melody or not) would be very welcome! Thanks a bunch for your coop'ration!
The Chibi Board of Directors
Thanks for sendin' pics to Melody!
Thanks to Kelli for sendin' Gundam Wing pics!
Thanks to Claire for sendin' Saiyuki pics!
Thanks to Jessica M. for sendin' Gundam Wing pics!