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15 March 2009 @ 05:45 pm
In keeping with the trend whereby a greater number of television shows are available online, and not just by pirating them, the online existences of two more werewolf-related shows have come to my attention recently:

Groovie Goolies - all 16 episodes are watchable here at joost.com. This is a 1970s cartoon that is a spin-off of Sabrina the Teenage Witch.

Being Human - supposedly, this is watchable on the BBC channel's iPlayer, but I haven't been able to find it. If anyone can drop me a hint on how to watch it there, I'd appreciate it.

Edited to add:
Here's some links for Being Human:

Pilot: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Episode 1: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=7EA22B9642A9D3BA

Episode 2: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=4D82757FB54D3E47

Episode 3: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=847CC8AE8BC9D1B8

Episode 4: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=9BF7E8BD725AE25E

Episode 5: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8F0EF3856854A758

Episode 6: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=CBD8B8604C99B7FF

20 January 2008 @ 05:10 pm
Kitsune: Japan's Fox of Mystery, Romance, & Humor by Kiyoshi Nozaki has just now appeared as being available for pre-order on amazon.com (I know, because I was searching for it about a week ago, and it wasn't there). Unfortunately, the release date is nearly a year away! If you've never heard of this book, it's probably because it has been out of print for years, and used copies have been almost nonexistent. I've heard sad stories about people endlessly scouring the used book market for it, and pirated PDF copies have circulated for years, that's how highly regarded this book is by kitsune fans.

Is it perfect? No. The author has a few English-as-a-second-language problems, and sometimes he rambles in an annoying way, plus you might feel as if the book is dumbing things down from time to time, but overall it is an excellent summary of kitsune-related beliefs and legends. It is a true classic, and has stood the test of time despite its small initial printing.

Edited to add:Ack! Months later, it went out of print without ever going into print! I hope it wasn't because of the widespread availability of pirated copies. That sort of thing should, hopefully, show a publisher that there is a large audience eagerly waiting, not shut down their plans.