[YGO: TAS] CardGamesFTW Terminated Again, Anime Con Updates, & “The Love Handle” PodcastMarch 3, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Posted in Other Stuff, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series | 1 Comment
Tags: anime convention, littlekuriboh, the love handle, youtube
Haters gonna hate.
Here we go again. Little Kuriboh’s main YouTube channel, CardGamesFTW, has been deleted from YouTube. The account was terminated shortly after midnight earlier today following those dreaded automated complaints by Nihon Ad Systems, Inc. (NAS). On Twitter, Little Kuriboh said that the new YGOTAS episode was what did it in. LK has already begun the counter-notification process and said that the channel will be back “in the coming weeks.”
YouTube’s automated copyright management system recently came under scrutiny by a few mainstream media outlets after a user reported that the sounds of chirping birds in his video were automatically flagged as copyrighted material. While not directly related to the problems LK experiences with his own videos, these cases nevertheless highlight the challenges of relying on any automated methods of screening content for copyright infringement.
Even More 2012 Anime Conventions for Little Kuriboh
Little Kuriboh continues to surprise fans as he announces even more anime con appearances for 2012. New mentions since my last update include
- Anime Central (Chicago, Illinois, April 27-29)
- Anime Expo (Los Angeles, California, June 29-July 2),
- Animecon (Kuopio, Finland, July 14-15), and
- Youmacon (Detroit, Michigan, November 1-4), where there could very well be a live Wha-Chow! panel
…And those are just the ones he’s able to announce so far! There are definitely going to be more, with LK adding that he’ll even be traveling outside the U.S. on more than one occasion. Looks like 2012 is poised to be as busy as 2010 was!
Little Kuriboh’s next anime con guest appearance kicks off in less than two weeks at MomoCon in Atlanta, Georgia. He will be carrying be a healthy supply of Kaiba Condoms, two new T-shirts, and a custom-made coin featuring a profile of Kaiba’s face on one side and “Screw the rules, I have money” on the other, all available for purchase. Pretty exciting!
“The Love Handle”: A Podcast By Little Kuriboh and Marianne Miller
Earlier this week, Little Kuriboh and Marianne expressed interest in creating their very own weekly podcast where the pair would discuss their thoughts about movies.
Within a few hours, the world was treated to a pilot of “The Love Handle,” a 30-minute recording featuring discussions about cats, Trigun: Badlands Rumble, The Secret World of Arrietty, and other crazy stuff.
What do you think? Would you like to see more of this podcast from LK and Marianne? Send them your thoughts!
Update (March 10): You can add one more con to LK’s growing list of appearances — Miami Hurricon, a free event to be held at the University of Miami on April 7! Both LK and Marianne will be there as guests!
Update (March 15): CardGamesFTW returned in the early evening today. Yay!