Something I found out that surprises me: Chika's mom in the Love Live Sunshine is voiced by Kugamiya. Knowing that, I can actually hear it when she says "school idol".
And speaking of Love Live parents, you remember how Honoka's dad is holding a bunch of glowsticks betweens his fingers during the Sunny Day song segment in the movie? Apparently that move is referred to as "wolverine" among idol fans.
Saw some photos from a Halloween party hosted by an anime club at one of the universities around here, they had:
1) a Rem cosplayer with blood makeup
2) Rem and Subaru pinatas
3) Tombstone cutouts for a bunch of famous anime characters (ie. Mami and Menma), including multiple ones for Subaru which listed episode numbers
I'm doing fairly well. Contingent on some formalities I'll be starting a new job in September. It's only for a year but it pays well and there's a possibility of being hired back. I also have a cosplay event this weekend and will be spending a few days in Washington D.C. later this month.
That said I'm surprised how stressful I'm finding preparing for the job. First, because I want to avoid working weekends and that means figuring out how to maximize the time I can spend at the office during the week. Second, because while I have one good suit I suddenly need an actual business wardrobe. I don't know much about that kind of thing and the amount of money involved is stressful. Not because I can't afford it, but because I'm not used to handling it.
As for spring 2016 anime, I'm still loving the SoL trio of Flying Witch, Sansha Sanyou and Tanaka-kun. Re:Zero's second arc built up some really good momentum as it went but didn't land the ending quite as well as I would have liked, still love the show on the whole though. Macross Delta is the other way around, I'm not as into the show as you and Darth on the whole (even if I still like it) but episode 11 hit it out of the park. Thoughts on the rest will have to wait until I have some time.
I've now watched Episode 1, 1.5, and 2 of Re-Zero. I see why you like the show, but really, the male lead is awfully slow on the uptake for someone that seems to pride himself on being genre saavy.
Spoiler for Re-Zero spoilers:
I can kinda forgive him for not realizing he was in a time-loop or time-leaping on just the 2nd go. But by the third? He's supposed to be a genre savvy otaku, isn't he? What he's experiencing is common enough in Japanese pop culture fiction that he really should have had it figured out no later than the 3rd loop. Has the guy never heard of Kyon or Akemi Homura?
And why couldn't he just avoid walking down the alleyway with those 3 muggers on the 4th loop?
The overall setting and other characters are interesting though. Probably the show's saving grace for me.