That's it! No more Big O! What an... ending. Hm. Dorothy was feeling
pretty verbose and shows as much in her latest diary entry (is it
me, or is she uncharacteristically punchy in there?), up
for your viewing pleasure now.
I guess plenty of people have read my latest OP/ED piece on how
hot I think Roger's gotten. Just to clarify, yes, I am a girl. That
last comment was intended to be ironic. Kthx
Since the second season's come to an end, I guess I'll close the
site down. HA! Not really. No, it means that it's even more pathetic
that I still haven't finished overhauling all sections of the site
to look uniform. Maybe I'll actually learn how to use these wacky
Dreamweaver templates now.
... show ending too soon.... one question answered, ten more raised...
I'm not sure if I've ever gotten so much satisfaction in being disappointed
by a show that is constantly rewriting itself. It's like when the X-Files
was still good. It's like getting jazzed to watch 24 each week, even though
you know it's going to be more preposterous than last time. It's a real
thrill, and I'm sad that there's just one episode left.
One thing I've noticed about the second season is that Roger has gotten
like a hundred times sexier. Maybe he was sexy all along and I just didn't
notice? It's entirely possible. At any rate, I've got a new opinion
piece up about it; take a read.
My apologies for going a couple
of weeks without an update: a two-con weekend plus reaching the end of
a big project at work can leave a person feeling extremely burnt out.
The Diary has been updated with entries for the last couple of episodes,
so check that out. I also removed a bunch of dead links from the links
page. Otherwise, not much else has been done with the site, I'm afraid.
I'll be carving
my birthday in November, then comes Christmas... you know the drill.
As you know, there's just two more new episodes to go before we are
done with all 26 acts. Will we be treated to a third season? Who knows.
The drama increases tenfold each week... who knows what's going on now?
WOW! Act 21 was incredibly intense, so naturally Dorothy's got a
new entry up in the Diary section. Once again, the show just gets
better and better every week. What else can happen? Could there
just possibly be any more drama or sudden plot twists? Maybe? Please?
Again, please look for a chubby redhead in glasses at Anime Weekend
Atlanta on the weekend of September 26-28, and please come to my
website panel where I will talk about this website as well as my
others at Anime Next in Rye, NY from October 3-5.
Dorothy's written yet another vague
diary entry for Act 20, so go see. Still nothing for Act 18, which stinks
because I'm tired of hearing what an awesome episode it was. ;_; At any
rate, Style's still being worked on. I've gotten some new drawings done,
but haven't had a lot of time to work on this nonstop, which is just my
style, man. It's my style! Again, please look for a chubby redhead in glasses
at Anime Weekend Atlanta on the weekend
of September 26-28, and please come to my website panel where I will talk
about this website as well as my others at Anime
Next in Rye, NY from October 3-5.
Wow! We survived the move to a new host.
Thanks for visiting the site. Your efforts will be rewarded thusly:
the long-awaited second season of The Big O will be airing on Adult
Swim starting at 11:00PM EST on Sunday, August 3rd.
Your other reward is a spiffy new site layout to be implemented
in the near future. The design is mostly done at this point, and
it's very GREEN.
As you no doubt are aware of, The Big O can now be seen
Swim at 12:00am, Monday-Thursday. Dorothy Dorothy has experienced
a surge in traffic, going from 50 hits a day to 400+. In anticipation
of additional traffic, DD is going to be switching webhosts within
the next two weeks or so. DD may be down for a day or two,
but do not be alarmed: it simply means that the transfer is going
on, not that the site has disappeared from the internet.
Thank you all for your patronage of this website
Anime Central was a huge success and a lot of fun. At the Big O
panel on Saturday, a certain insane redhead asked Mr. Katayama if
he liked cooking. That same insane redhead ran up on stage to present
him with his very own "Kiss the Negotiator" apron to use
while cooking. The apron and two lovely Dorothies are pictured above
with Mr. Katayama after the panel. An apron was sold in the art
show just like the one worn by Mr. Katayama himself, along with
a set of Norman Battenberg-lace napkins, all made by me in my kitchen.
What a weekend!! Big O 2 also just sounds better and better and
better... I'm excited!
Yikes! Three months and no update. My apologies for this. I've been
busy with work. Nothing new for the site just yet: I'm not going
to be aggressive with updates until Big O 2 is being shown on Cartoon
Network: that's when I really have to worry about site traffic anyhow.
Happy New Year! Big O is now airing in Japan. I got to see
episodes 14-16 recently and oh my, this show does not disappoint.
Can't wait for this to come out in the U.S.
There's a lot to do for the site. Biggest news is that due to sudden
increased popularity, this site will be moving to a new server soon
and may be down for a day or two. Thank you, Japanese visitors,
for liking this website so much recently! I appreciate your visits!
Anyhow, the changes to come to the site after moving (which will
occur in early February: new site design, more stuff to see, several
revisions and additions, and all kinds of fun junk. I can't believe
that this site has been around for two years, can you? I can't,
not at all. Yowza.
No actual news per se, but I did update in
the main page graphics. I just saw Pulp Fiction for the first time last night
(yes, the first time) and thought that Dorothy would work so well as Mia Wallace. It's
more than likely that you also saw the Halloween catgirl Dorothy that was up, if you visit
the site a lot (and apparently, there's quite a few of you). I think I'll do this regularly;
it's easier than updating the entire site look.
So much news for so little time! On the gossip front: we now know
the name of Act 14. If you want to know, check out the placeholder
for it in the Diary section. Also, a new link
or two can be found in Links.
Now, some more gossip that you may not have already known about:
- the October 2002 issue of Newtype included a DVD (region 2)
that apparently has a trailer for the new season of The Big
O. (source: Mike Toole
of Anime Jump)
- The name for Act 14 is "Roger the Wanderer," and it
will be screened at the Tokyo WonderFest (source: this
- The Big O comic WILL continue to be serialized in Magazine Z
starting with the November 2002 issue. (source: Ariga
- Kotobukiya showed some pewter Big O figurines at the Fall Tokyo
Hobby Show source: Hobby
More gossip will be posted as it is heard.
Changes to Introduction, Links.
Additional housecleaning throughout the site. Fixed a couple of slightly
inaccurate images on the Style page. Added
two cels that I never got around to adding to the Cels
page (Said cels are also available for trade/sale, if anyone's interested).
Oh, and check out the link to
Sunrise's new official Big O site in Japanese if you haven't already!
A new Omake! feature has been added, albeit
pre-emptively... the Dorothy Gourd
is now available for viewing, courtesy of Ms.
Prairie Rose Clayton (who had a very especiale birthday two
days ago, yaaaay!) and, well, this site. Go see, go see! Also reorganized
the Omake! section a bit. Credits/FAQ
were also updated. New piece up in Op/Ed.
It's true, it's true... second season of The Big O is currently
being produced by Sunrise Animation in conjunction with our very
own Cartoon Network. Source: Anime
- Added a new cel to cel gallery.
- Fixed a few errors and omissions on Style page.
- Manga page information updated.
- Little artwork bits added to anime, manga.
- New links added to links page.
- Added new outfit to Style.
Updates! We gotcher updates!
- Diary problems have been fixed
- Diary layout and content is updated.
- Style layout and content is updated.
- Credits layout and content is updated.
- Anime layout is updated.
- Manga layout and content is updated.
- Op/Ed layout is updated.
- Cels layout and content updated
Left to do: add new cels and content. Wheee!
New layouts for Omake, Updates, Links pages. Slow and surely, transformation
is underway. Really excited about revamp of Style, can't wait to
show results, hoo hoo hoo.
Since the end of the semester is here, look for more sporadic updates
Rumors abound of a second season. Can't wait to hear concrete news!
New main page layout. New template for "intro." Will extend
changes to the rest of the site as time permits within the next
month. I would also very much like to replace the cel art on this
site with fanart; I will still keep my cel gallery up, but in the
whole spirit of creativity and whatnot... you know. Maybe it'll
lead to a fanart gallery, but maybe it won't. The Amélie-styled
artwork of Dorothy on the main page was drawn by yours truly, by
Dorothy desktop icons in the omake! section.
Eeek! Happy New Year?!?!
It's been a while, huh? I have all kinds of things to update y'all
First, why no updates: uh, work, giant national crisis, trying
to get back into school, getting back into school, several holidays,
and the last big news I've had is that my dear old kitty of sixteen
years, Friskie, passed away on January 21. So, I've had a lot of
stuff to contend with other than this website. Thanks to everyone
who's written to me in the past six months, wanting to know stuff
about the site.
Second, I've been selling off my non-Dorothy cels privately. Why?
Well, I needed money for school, and I also realized that I'd rather
focus on collecting Dorothy cels; they're harder to find and seem
to be more in demand than the other characters. I'm going to make
notes in the gallery as to where they've gone pretty soon (they've
all gone to the same guy). Anyhow, while I'm reeeal hesitant to
sell any of my existing Dorothies (all of them are my favorites,
you see), the idea of trading isn't totally out of the question.
Sooo, if you wanna swap one of my Dorothy cels for one of yours,
Housecleaning: I updated the credits
page a bit with some up-to-date info in the FAQ and credits. Added/fixed
I still have a ton of content to add, including the making of the
marvelous Dorothy Gourd. Dorothy Gourd? My friend Prairie carved
a wonderful R. Dorothy Wayneright pumpkin last Halloween, design
based on Dorothy's manga visage. You'll love it. I also need to
add stuff about the Anime Collector's Series Dorothy/Roger set,
the manga that is to be released by Viz, the CD, the business card,
the scraps of merch that are around... man, there's a lot. I'm also
hoping to sell some veeeery special R. Dorothy merch pretty soon
(and we ain't just talking Cafepress
t-shirts... naw, I think you'll like this one).
Also, Dorothy Dorothy will be switching to a new webhost
sometime in late March. How does this affect you? It shouldn't,
really. At worst, the site will be down for a couple of days while
the DNS stuff gets resolved. When the site goes back up, I'm hoping
to have some more neat crap available, such as an Ikonboard, affiliate
junk, the overdue cosplay section, updated cels, and of course,
the Dorothy Gourd.
Ta for now!
Dorothy Dorothy now has a sister site of sorts... please give a
round of applause for The
Negotiator, the bestest Roger Smith shrine around! *fanfare*
I'm going to be at the Montreal Jazz Festival from the 30th-4th,
so see you back on the 5th!
Don't know if this even qualifies as an update, but the index page
has adopted a leetle Dorothy-gif from the lovely-n-talented Emma
of Primadonna custom adoptables.
Go look and see at all the cuteness! Note that you should have Netscape
6+ to view this kitty, though. Also, the cosplay page is being
worked on; should have that one done up by the end of this month,
hopefully... waiting to get some more Dorothy cosplay photos from
Mikkakan in New Hampshire.
Credits - updated format; added a small
New look (well, new colors) for the entire site!
Cels - added two more new cels.
Diary - redid a few entries, new format.
Cels - added four new cels.
Site redesign is in progress! Well, not a site redesign, but a site
recolor. Yes, yes, I have heard your pleas to make this site more
readable and I have listened, so look for that happening soon. Also
am working to get cosplay photos for the new top-secret Dorothy
cosplay page (shh! Don't tell, but that was me dressed as manga
Dorothy at Anime Central 2001
on Friday and Saturday!).
Intro - tiny leetle update prodded by K.T.
Omake - new sprite added.
Hardly earth-shattering news, but I switched trackers from Nedstat
to Extreme Tracker (you wouldn't think website tracking could be
made eXTReMe! but it can). The old stats, as in stats from before
April 26, can be viewed here
assuming anyone besides me cares ...
Omake - R. Dorothy Cakeright feature now
Omake - added new sprites
Intro - fixed a boo-boo
Links - added a new link
Dorothy's Diary - added a couple new entries
A plain old new page:
Manga - just added, really needs work
Clever way to recycle old anime.html:
Diary - new section added and oh, is it
Very gigantic updates/changes made midday:
Anime - xferred contents of old intro.html
Intro - this page completely rewritten
Minor updates made earlier today:
Omake - added desktop wallpaper
New sections added:
Links - Added new link to "non-related
Omake - Received a gift WinAmp skin!
Intro - Added some information.
NOTE: Updates are also posted to Mara