Author Archives: Kaldath

Anime Talk: Review of “Orange”


Hello folk, on this edition of Anime Talk I am going to as the title says; review the Anime Series Orange. Warning there may be some spoilers but I will try to limit them as much as possible.

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Anime Talk: Live Action Ghost In The Shell clips!


A live action version of the Anime Movie Ghost In The Shell is in fact a real thing, and in the past I have written two posts about this subject, the first one when I first found out about this project ( Read it HERE ) and the second a look into the controversy and accusation of "white washing" by Hollywood because Scarlet Johansson was cast as the Major ( Read that one HERE ). Well now I am writing to share with you all some clips I just saw on ChrunchRoll's news section from the movie which are on youtube. You can see those clips HERE. 

Now there isn't a lot we can learn from the clips as they are so short, however there is one thing we certainly can learn from them. One of the fears surrounding this film by the fans of the source material is that the setting would be changed. It was feared that the story would be removed from Japan and placed in a futuristic version of New York, or LA but from what we can see in these clips that fear can be put to rest or so I hope anyway. These clips make me more hopeful for this movie and now we just have to sit and wait too see weather Ms Johansson can do the role of Motoko Kusanagi.

Kaldath’s Corner: Cosplay Of Doom!!

Here is a cool video I found on my Twitter feed from marvel and is posted on Marvel's youtube page:



Hey Folks, Just a quick update on my current health status. Good news is, I got results from a culture my doctor took last week and I am MRSA free, On the little bit good, little bit bad news front my doctor has decided to extend my disability for  nearly an additional month due to the wounds caused by the toe and bone amputations on my foot. So instead of returning to work in 3 weeks on Sept. 20th I am currently slated to return to work on Oct. 17th pending additional evaluation and completion of my Hyperbaric treatments. So there you have it, not a lot to report this time around but things for the most part are heading in the right direction.

Anime Talk: Top 5 – 2 for 1 Double Take!

In This edition of Anime Talk I am going to be doing not one but TWO separate top 5 lists for you discerning anime fans out there to debate! Why two lists you may ask? The answer is simply, I'm lazy and don't want to write two separate posts!! Yeah I know, I get like that sometimes, so sue me.

Anyway lets get rolling with our first list.

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Once more a KHU!!

Well I went to wound care today and also spoke with the hyperbaric tech. All good news. The xray of my foot came back with no additional infection in the bones of my foot so no additional surgery. The hyperbaric tech said my insurance cleared the treatment and my first "dive" is tomorrow morning at 10 am. Tech said to expect it to take about 3 hours! Here is basicly what the chamber looks like:


40 treatments for 3 hours each monday-friday and hopefully my foot will be fully healed by the end of which! Wish me luck everyone!!!


Another KHU …..

Kaldath Here with ,y newest Health update. As things stand at the moment, I am no longer on any prescription pain medication thus my pain levels have increased a bit but so far nothing I can not bare with the help of OTC pain meds.  I have completed my IV infusion treatments and have had my IV PICC line taken out. I just underwent a battery of tests to see if I can be put in the Hyperbaric chamber to aid my foot in healing, and speaking of the foot the doctor is concerned that one of the 3 injuries is not healing fast enough and that there may still be some bone infection which would result in me lossing more bone from my foot via amputation and I just had a CT scan to check that out so obviously not the best of news, but hopefully the scan shows me infection free. At the very least I have the weekend off for the first time from any kind of medical treatment. Tomorrow is my birthday and I thankfully will not need to spend it in a hospital or doctors office!!

Taking a Step Back

Hey Machiners, Kaldath here with a bit of an announcement. I would like to start off by saying that I love this community and have been proud to be the leader of it in Jeff's stead for these long years  but I had been getting burned out for a long time now and then I had this serious illness. I haven't told anyone in the HM community this until now but I came very close to death. The doctors told me if I had waited just a couple more hours before seeking treatment it is very unlikely I would be here right now. Besides the infection in my foot that resulted in my toe and a couple other bones being removed my diabetes was completely out of control, my blood sugar was over 500 and I was in what is known as Diabetic Ketoacidosis ( you can look it up if you like ) and that is what nearly killed me.


Now I will admit that I have been considering hanging up the cape and resigning my position as Moderator and blog author here at HeroMachine but instead I have decided to step back and go extremely part time  for the rest of this year so I can work on getting my health back in order as well as recharge my batteries. I have just sent an email to Jeff and JR to that effect and wanted to let you all know as well. I will still be around watching over the place from the shadows for spambots and rules breakers ( too much of the security guard in me to stop being a rules enforcer I guess ) and I will still write a post now and then like I have been recently but for the most part I will be leaving this place in the hands of JR whom I have asked Jeff to promote to the same level of authority on the site that I have.


Anyway I will see you all around and hopefully come January I will be back in action ready and raring to go !

Kaldath’s Corner: Babymetal X Rob Halford

Welcome to the next edition of Kaldath's Corner where I showcase things that I like and want to share with you all! Now what I am about to share with you happened a couple weeks ago as the APWAS award show but I was feeling under the weather back then as you all know but I saw this video again last night and wanted to share it!. So I present to you all Babymetal on stage with and performing with Rob Halford of Judas Priest fame!

Now we have 3 songs on this video. It starts with Just Babymetal preforming their song Karate, then after a bit of a video package plays Rob Joins sue on stage to preform Judas Priest classic Painkiller, then Yui and Moa enter the fray for a bit of "Breaking the Law".

Now I have to confess even though I was born in the 70's and was a kid of the 80's and 90's I have never listened to Judas Priest before however after seeing this I went back to youtube and found their videos and am now a fan! Which just proves that Babymetal can indeed be your foot in the door to the "True metal" scene! ( though I consider them true metal on there own!!!)


Hey Machiners, its me again with another Kaldath Health Update. Things seem to be going reasonable well currently. I have now gone two days without having to take a prescription pain pill, not that I am completely pain free mind you, but it seem a OTC Lidocaine Ointment I picked up as well as some Excedrin Back and Body are doing the job of controlling my pain well enough. I have been to a wound care doctor to look at my foot which for those who do not know due to a very badly infected diabetic ulcer I ended up having my pinky toe and two "knuckle bones" for want of a better term ( I always forget the actual name of the bones) amputated from my right foot. Anyway the doctor seems to think I am in pretty good shape but could benefit from treatment in a  hypobaric chamber to promote quicker healing.

I still have another week of IV antibiotics to take before I find out how my MRSA is. From the way my chest is feeling over the last several days I am hopeful I am will be Infection free and not in need of additional surgery. I am still getting tired quickly and having lower back pain if I walk around for more then 20 or 30 minutes and my upper body strength has not yet returned in full ( mostly because back and shoulder pain has kept me from doing a lot of lifting or carrying ). All and All though I am still far from being my old self again I seem to be well on my way to recovery and god willing I will continue in that direction!