Hey, lovies. Yea, I know. What cliff did I jump off of and were there hungry sharks eagerly waiting for me at the bottom when it happened?
And since I am alive and…well, tired, you would know that I managed to save at least one of my hands or at least one of my toes. :P
School’s started again, peeps. August went by too fast and I still haven’t got my driver’s license. I’m reviewing like heck for all my Spanish classes (mis profesoras me vuelvan loca!) among other things. That’s all I can really give you.
Right, moving along…
Plans for posts? Errr…
I should be able to manage one post per month so this one just barely makes it for September. My priority is to graduate by next summer and if I want to pass, I really, really can’t f*ck up this last year.
Plus, despite me wanting to write very badly (fics, blog, etc), I’ve lost some inspiration during my trip to Hong Kong. That or my muse is having an affair with someone else. But either way, can’t bring myself to ramble as much as I’d like at the moment. Which is sad cuz I think I finally had a few tiny sparks of motivation go off thinking about my ROP project that has yet to get anywhere near started. *sigh*
Well, I think having some sort of plan is better than neglecting my writing altogether. So here’s what the schedule will look like until the end of this year:
October – Bungaku Shoujo Vol. 3 Review – Yes, way over due but I will get to it.
November – Have not decided yet but going to be hectic month, I’m sure. Might just opt for a short post on one of the weekends.
December – A Christmas-anniversary post plus a blog status post for the end of the year (includes the fall wrap-up and winter line-up).
Right, that should about do it. Fight-o da yo~! ;D
Steins;Gate – Ah, this. What can I say about this? …um…
lol, well, after it ended, I missed it so much, I went back to watch the first few episodes, downloaded the drama CDs, went on youtube to watch recorded gameplays, went “Oh shit! There’s going to be a movie?!” about the announcement that I clearly did not see/hear of at the end of the last episode and the whole shebang.
Yes, I really did miss it…but only because out of all the shows I kept watching this season, this was actually worth anything of an A grade. I was super happy when Okabe revived his funk to go save Kurisu
TINA~ and they got to reunite in the end along with seeing Suzuha in badass army uniform with her braids up in such cute way. And ooo, Mayuri got her metal Upa back! All in all, it was great anime and will probably come highly recommended to those who haven’t watched it yet.
Now is there any news about OVAs or what? Cuz I’m curious about these sequels, Hiyoku Renri no Darling and 8-bit or whatever and would very much like to see them since I have no access to the games anyway. *nodnodnod* 83
Dantalian no Shoka – Ok, BONES. You can stop masquerading as GAINAX now. :P
Not that I think this was bad or anything, far from it, but I can’t picture this being a GAINAX production at all. *shrug*
Well, by the looks of episode 12 (which, mind you, I watched raw so I had little idea of what to make of the important parts) and how the novels are still running, there’s going to be a sequel. I think giving us mostly one-shot episodes in a first season helps, too, cuz nothing that has been revealed about the true plox had really reached the level of “Oooooooooohhhhh! That’s what it meant!”. Typical. :P
That aside, I’m seriously debating if I’ll be interested in a second season. This was a nice Friday watch and the content is so rich with references and deep book knowledge stuff (I’m not even sure if it’s accurate or not) but it didn’t draw my attention in so much that I’d follow it religiously every week. Plus, no attachment = less likely to stay.
That last line is brought on more by how much I loathe Dalian’s constant tsun bitchy presence which just further turns me off if I have to put up with her for another 12 or so episodes.
On the other hand, it’s obvious Huey (who is such eye candy, hehe ;D) wants to bring the white-haired girl (who I suspect to be either from ancient Greece or Pandora or both or not, asdfjsdjflasj @_@; ) out into the real world so that she can hit puberty and he can marry her in the distant metropolitan-whatever-it-is future.
Bahaha. I’m not invested in this series at all. <P
Sacred Seven – Why I ever thought this would be better than Star Driver is beyond me and I apologize sincerely for making that assumption. I should have seen it coming when I read the silly premise. I mean, c’mon, Xiao, what’s wrong with you? You should know they’ve run out of ideas when they start using rocks as a basis for plot.
SUNRISE, I AM DISAPPOINT. >:(
No offense to all the rock enthusiasts out there but it doesn’t always translate well onto screen, y’know.
Aside from that, I couldn’t sympathize with any of the characters who were boring at best. Alma was hardly satisfactory as the main protagonist, much less the hero. The script was half-ass narm, the animation was pretty much what was left in the scrap basket during Code Geass’s run.
Really, I think the only part I liked was seeing the twins get reunited cuz I’m a sucker for those types of moments…and Rui’s very purdy hair apparently. :P
Ikoku Meiro no Croisee – Liked it…can honestly say that I didn’t love it but I liked it alright.
Though brace yourselves for the pan-in-your-face truth, I didn’t like it for Yune.
I know she’s was generally the central of everything but I really can’t bring myself to care.
There’s nothing wrong with her, really. I don’t hate her…but I don’t love her. She’s sweet, so good-natured and innocent to a fault. And that’s it! So what? Moe with substance my butt. More like moe molded by an archetype (this being #2340: Yamato Nadeshiko, loli-size, if you please).
I’m sorry, I’m being rather mean when I don’t have any ill feelings toward the cute girl but I find that she’s got very little personality (save for her self-pity episode over her sister) to fill up all those beautiful kimonos she owns. Though to be fair, she comes from and was raised in a environment where women was considered the weaker sex. Submissive, apologetic, don’t give me a refuting face, it still happens today, alright? And me being born in the States and growing up in a modern era, obviously my perspective is going to clash with what was thought of as normal then.
But I think the bigger problem I had with this was not so much with Yune’s reluctant, demure passiveness as it was with pointy-stick-up-his-ass Claude whom I would really like deliver a good slapping or a dozen to. Just because his life sucked doesn’t mean he has to make a point of it to every single person in and out of the Galerie. I have a lot of issues with him that I won’t bother going into here cuz he’s just not worth it but he doesn’t deserve Yune. Not because he can’t provide for her but he can’t learn to f*ckin’ learn outside his sorry PMS box of himself.
On another note, I found Alice and Camille’s backstory much more interesting cuz it just goes to show you that being rich and owning all of Paris (or whatever) isn’t such a glamorous, snobby life as
Claude anyone imagines it to be. I think I loved Alice the most because she’s such a free-thinker and is not afraid of failing her parent’s or society’s expectations to live the life she wants to live. Not to mention, her adoration for Yune and Japanese culture makes me scream “You’re the one who’s adorable, Alice-chan! <3" and despite her being a bit shallow at times with the money, she really is a nice girl deep down. Doing anything she can so that Yune enjoys her visit to Paris to the fullest, visiting and glomping her at the blacksmith store and not giving a shit about Claude, and offering her seat to an old lady (in a very mild yet adorable tsun way). Honestly, I never thought I would like her as much as I thought I would at the beginning but she’s become my favorite.
And then there’s Camille, who represents the more mature and refined outlook of the pair of sisters yet has been secretly bearing a melancholic atmosphere ever since her childhood friendship with Claude met a brick wall. While I’m more than supportive for Alice to go chase her dreams, I’m just as understanding with Camille’s position as well. I don’t pity her because to have grown up under circumstances that strictly wrap around you like a corset is something to be acknowledged but I don’t envy her either. On another day, I’d like to delve more into this topic as well as the relationship and comparison between both of them so I’ll just leave this as it is for now.
As with the rest of the series.
Do I expect a sequel? No thanks.
No. 6 – Got bored around the third episode. I dunno, I guess it was worth the chance you should give it but it couldn’t hold my interest, that’s all. I’ve seen a lot of plots with governments trying to brainwash citizens one way or another so…
Nekogami Yoayozuru – This is a very laid-back show and I liked it. Not enough to match with its “let all us gods be friendly and work to solve problems together!” pace, though.
As always, I can always have good hopes for Fall having a better variety of anime than all the other seasons. But I still can’t say it’s the season where none of the shows I pick up end up being dropped. And this year, there looks to be several just hanging on that very edge so let’s hope it delivers. Starting with the guaranteed-stay-with-even-if-it-drives-me-insane to probable let-gos…
Guilty Grown – Everybody will watch this. Even if they swear to God that they don’t want to for whatever silly reasons they can think of, they will watch the first episode. Cuz a Production I.G. + Death Note director + writers for Code Geass and Macross Frontier + supercell + redjuice (HOLY SHIT THAT IS A FIVE-WAY!) love baby is just something you cannot ignore. And if you ask me, it’s a pretty sexy baby. <P
Un-Go – Heard this was a movie. Then it changed back to an anime and so on. Uhhhh…well, it had the second best trailer after Guilty Crown
can we have like a best anime trailer of the year award? 8D and the premise involves some detective/mystery so I’m in!
Persona 4 – Still have little to no clue about the Persona franchise but since it’s such a big, recognizable name, I think I’m obligated to try it.
Mobile Suit Gundam Age – Haha, so much hate floating around because of the character designs. Well, I see myself as a casual Gundam fan so while I’m slightly iffy about the cartoonish-style approach, I want to see if what this has to offer is worth sticking around for. Also, Mikapuu~, where have you been since DRRR!! ?! <3
Mirai Nikki – Self-explanatory. After that pilot video, it’s only justified that we get compensated for those 3/5 minutes by the ten fold.
Working!! – Liked the first season but can’t say I’m jumping for joy cuz sequels being sequels and all…the love just dies down. It’s unfortunate.
Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle – Saw the trailer a while ago and went “Hmm, passable”…now I don’t remember what it’s about. Will probably follow for at least 3 episodes at the most? :/
Kkkkkkkaaaahhhhh. Four years and where is this fandom now? Still holding up strong, I hope. This is one of the most memorable anime of my generation and how can it not be when I found my #1 OTP (which is still #1 among all my OTPs, btw) here?
I really wish I had time to marathon it again just for celebratory purposes so I can ROFL and giggle myself silly over how HAMMY and GAR it can be and cry because THE ENDING! THE ENDING!!! *BAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWLLLLLLLLSSSSS* ;__________________________;*
*sniff* Yea. Simon! Nia! I love you two forever~! <33333
But since I can't or even go into rambling mode over my favorite couple due to hwk I still have to complete, you can go read my really sloppily done post I did for them two years ago which I hope to revise and basically rip-apart to paste it back better when I get around to ROP but that will happen when it happens.
Right, so that is all for now. Good luck to all my readers
what’s left of you anyway to whatever stuff you’re in right now and stay healthy and well! (^^)/”