How ya doin’, mah dahlings~?! Did you know I missed you like…mucho much?
Well, I did, yea, so I decided to do a small drop-by post to see all of you and send my love even if briefly. Goin’ to post my status on the current broadcast sphere while I’m at it and pretty much keep things short cuz things are hella alot busy and aside from me wanting to ramble, I’m craving something salty. *goes off to look for crackers or whatever so settles yourselves for a bit, yes?*
Btw, what is up with all these changes wordpress keeps making to the Dashboard? It’s not cool, dudes. *annoyed* -_-#
*plops back down* Ah! Lunch! 3-minute ramen, what in the world would I do without you? Seriously, every time I think about my options for food narrowing down to nothing but you, I want to puke but at least you save me from eating only cheese slices for the majority of the day. *eats noodles*
Mmkay…so guess what?
…no really, guess.
…you’re not guessing, are you?
…ok, whatever. I got a job. Whoohoo! Yes? :D Well, thanks to that wonderful internship over the summer that landed me an A in my final course and has sent my diploma to be prepared for shipment and arrival anytime this month, I also got a job offer from them since they were so pleased with my work. Awesome. Especially when I keep hearing from everyone that nobody can find a job anywhere at this time and that I’m “soo lucky!” to be able to have one. Hell yea, hun. My starting salary might not be much but I’d take it over nothing…omg, I can’t believe this is my first salary. <– Still can’t get over that.
Not to mention, I love the people I work with. I really do! …well, not so much the people I have to deal with overseas but just the people in my department and close to it. My boss is super nice and nothing short of amazing at what she does. I got some valuable management insights on how she handles things. And then there are the ladies I dubbed my “mother hens” who sorta spoil me though that’s probably because I’m the youngest officially employed person here. I dunno, I just find them funny and lovable and feel really appreciated working here. So note to any of you looking for a job, even if it’s a temp one: try to find a working environment where you know you’ll be comfortable. It’s so worth it even with the occasional arguments that happen (just try to avoid other people’s conflicts and too much office chatter). :)
Oh, and what and where am I working at? Around 34th street, children’s fashion, production. Almost has little to nothing to do with my major but I don’t care at all. I love it! Hee~ x)
Yep, full-time takes a lot out of me which is why I haven’t been around much. Or watching much either but from what I glanced, summer season sucked so I didn’t miss out anything, I don’t think.
I’m putting off graduate school for about a year to take this “break” so to speak and to also decide exactly what I’ll be specializing by the time next September comes. Not to mention, I have other things I have to prepare for (like a recital at Carnegie Hall this December) so I declare here and now that blog posts are pretty much in suspension maybe forever. *makes face into noodle cup* Not that my plans don’t include blogging since if given the free time opportunity, I might finish one or two posts and publish them out of nowhere but that’s really up to the stars on if they want it to happen or not. Yes, talk to the stars, maybe they’ll know.
That’s all about me for now. I’ll get back to more fun topics at the end.
Believe it or not (and this has nothing to do with KyoAni not being the main studio behind the production), I really couldn’t care less about Key adaptations anymore. Felt like I’ve been waiting so long for this to come out that I just go intensely bored into…not caring anymore. But I still saw the first episode (which was decent but not really satisfactory) and will probably continue to watch it till the end
cuz I have a shameless love for Sasami Sasasegawa out of obligatory incurable devotion to Key works.
I’m curious, though. Are they going to include Saya in this at any point or are they going for a separate story arc in a side season or doing a Tomoyo After or what? :/
Hmm, others on my watchlist include Shin Sekai Yori (which revived some of the chill-thrill I had when watching Higurashi for the first time but I doubt will become as memorable because it’s still too confusing), Zetsuen no Tempest (not likely going to be a favorite but the plot sounds rather interesting) and Robotics;Notes (hasn’t aired yet but if it’s anything close to a spiritual successor of Steins;Gate then I’m in).
In the ongoing, still following Smile Precure on a weekly basis for franchise completion’s sake since I marathoned Suite and Fresh this past summer. Smile continues to chalk itself up to being an even poorer successor to the Precure franchise with each passing episode. Nay, not a successor so much as a shallow Xerox generation with too much sparkling make-up caked on top of it. But apparently, “the crappier the show actually is, the more attention it gets” is the mainstream trend nowadays. Or maybe it’s because Yayoi is such a moe blob. Either one.
And woe is me that there’s a four-month interval wait between OVA releases for Akito but judging from the first one that came out not too long ago, the side story looks extremely promising despite there being only 3 hours left to tell the whole story (which sucks cuz this could have been at least 13 episodes and still be good). I say that because…well, I watched it and liked it, duh. No, I say this because it appears to have less HAM than the main story does and quite frankly, tackles the political approach more seriously than Code Geass did which is something I really appreciate. Though it’s been what? Two or three years since I last saw R2? So I probably can’t remember everything really well but whatever. Adding on to my disdain for the situations around the world and at home right now, I’d take this fantasy over it any day (I’m busy, I can only handle so much of your drama and problems at one time! Ugh!).
And while I know everybody’s whining about not seeing Lelouch anywhere, ya’ll just have SHUT IT and move on with your life.
Gundam Age - Dropped. Honestly, if you expected me to stick around to watch Kio go on and on about his Wide-Eye Ideals for twenty episodes and not even be remotely scratched, save for the death of this little girl I heard (damn, if I knew it was Kanae Itou voicing, I would’ve watched!), by the ordeals throughout the progress of his arc, then you’re thinking about a completely different eprson. I still believe AGE could have been something worthwhile had it not divided itself into several hours of intolerable borefest, too many characters and too many pointless deaths. Even for a Gundam series, that’s just excessive, sloppy, not engaging, you want more adjectives? Tough, I’m over this.
Though I did like the last episode where they brought young!Flit and Yurin back so I guess I can forgive Sunrise just because of that. Now somebody please upload the original movie from the PSP game onto Youtube so I can translate what they’re saying and substantiate my OTP even further. I’ll even take any scenes with Flit and Emily in their early twenties because damn, soldier!Flit is pretty fine from what I saw in the trailers. His love-driven hatred makes him even more appealing as protagonist. *stupid* xD;
I have been a bad girl and I’ll tell you why.
The night and morning before, and I mean literally, the night and morning before my thesis presentation was due, I was constantly distracting myself with Suite episodes. How I managed to get an A for that I will never, ever know nor will I ever, ever question nor will I ever, ever, everevereverrrrrrrrrrrr mention again for as long as I live.
But kids…magic is real.
That’s all I’m saying.
Anyways, yea, I consider myself pretty awesome for doing two 50-episode seasons in the span of…three months? Suite was okay but lacked anything exceptional outside its plot-turning points. Still better than Smile but could not surpass Heartcatch as an overall season.
Fresh (yes, I’m going backwards) was better but mostly because they made the villain so interesting. The relationships were also strong and hit the mark right on the X which was a definite plus. And I think it’s very well suited to being the fourth installment in this magical girl train as it takes special elements we see in the first Precure seasons and passes some of its own into later seasons.
And yea, I do realize that I’m not doing either of these any justice with two-liners but there’s not enough space to go into detail about Precure in this post so we’ll save that for another day. The most I can say for now is that collectively, I like them all.
Right, now to somehow find time to squeeze Futari and Splash somewhere.
Aquarion Evol…god, what fun it was to watch everybody get trolled at the end. I took it all in good spirits since by the time we hit the episode-20 mark, I decided on giving up all serious pretense regarding this show anyway. I mean, c’mon. What the hell is up with the writing and development? Can’t expect to get a satisfying ending when you pull something out of your ass like Kawamori did.
*sigh* Another one that couldn’t meet its destiny for greatness. Shame, shame, shame. At least the songs and score was nice. Can’t go wrong with Yoko Kanno.
I still like Zessica, though, and still feel bad she didn’t end up with Amata in the end. Who knows? Maybe if Kawamori did that then this could’ve been saved. I’m just saying. *shrug*
I…don’t really have time to go into this here if I want to get my other stuff done today (but hey look, LGB! I finally got around to it! Praise me~ <3). It didn’t particularly move me to tears or anything but it did touch my heart, something that is rare these days and for that, I think it deserves a spot in bold on my list of memorables.
Never mind so much as the unexplained WTFkery for the most of it, I think it’s the themes of this series that really made Mawaru Penguindrum shine…oh, and the HAM. Can’t forget the large HAM that comes with it. God, when was the last time I had such HAM of this size proportion. I’ve had GAR HAM (TTGL) and FABULOUS HAM (Code Geass) so what should I call this HAM?
WHAT’S WITH YOU AND HAMS?!?!?! xDDD;;;;;
Anyways, we will
discuss hold a SURVIVAL STRATEGY for this another day? With curry and lots of FABULOUS MAX on the side? Don’t worry, everybody will receive their fair share of getting NTR’d (it’ll be electrifying~). Ok? Ok. :)
Goddamit, why can’t I get over these two?! UUUUUUUUURRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
*cough* The lengths I would go to keep my OTPs alive. Especially the doomed ones. Why the hell do I always fall for all the doomed, tragic ones? ACK!
Which brings me to the central topic. Anybody still remember that little ROP project of mine? It’s like eons and eons ago and I’ve revamped a lot of my rules and charts on how to organize it but I finally got around to doing it yesterday and things were a lot easier than I thought it would be…but that’s only because I took out stuff I know I didn’t care on talking about so that saved me a lot of time and trouble.
It’s far from done and I doubt I will be able to post anything on it by the end of this year but let’s just say it’s out of permanent hiatus for now and we’ll see how I’ll go from there. I get the feeling these will be the only posts I’ll ever do for this blog from now on. Majority of it anyway.
The other portions include things like Seiyuu Appreciation posts and Character Evaluation posts and stuff I have yet to think of, let alone name. But for reassurance, I’ll never forget this blog and I won’t let it just die on any random post.
I have no idea what a social life is. Though if we take everything I’ve been doing into account, maybe we can find out. Uhhh…
…Ok, so it’s 3/4 things out of 7 on that list. Reading and figure collecting are personal. Maybe writing, too…so it’s two things. Who says I don’t have a social life? :P
And I’m talking to you guys, so it’s three! Huzzah!
Mind you, I only go the to movies 4-5 times a year, will not pay more than $6 to see two and I’ve decided to purchase all my clothes online from now on…save for shoes and pants. And maybe socks since I don’t have to patience to wait for mail.
Anyways, as I end this, I’ll be going back to watching “Lawless” and developing fic ideas (I suck at this multi-task thing, I really do). Just wanted to drop by a last hi, hope everybody’s doing well and to share with me anything interesting that has come up in your lives unless it’s illegal, then I don’t want to know as long as you promise you didn’t kill anyone or became a junkie. Eat your three meals regularly and for god’s sake, put on some more friggin’ layers cuz it’s f*ckin’ cold out if you’re anywhere in the northern hemisphere and take your flu shots while you’re at it cuz I don’t want you to get friggin’ sick, you weasels! >:(
…yea, I loves you all. Take care, m’dears. :D