Happy Mid-Autumn Festival & Happy Birthday, Amu~! <3

Happy Autumn, everyone~!

Hehe, like last year, I decided to do a post just for celebrating. Except that I have no new banner this time. *too lazy to go looking for one since Kanade already has a moon in the background* BUT! I took some pictures. Very crappy ones and not necessarily anything Chinese-related and I forgot to take one of the moon, d’oh! since we won’t have a big party until this weekend (cuz it’s my grandpa’s birthday on Sunday, too). It kinda goes against my personal principles on keeping my traditions exclusive (aka I don’t really want other things that have nothing to do with the holiday mixing in) but since Amu-chan’s birthday is so close to it this year, I’ll give it an exception. ;)

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Shugo Chara! Encore ~ Ch. 4 [Final]

Scanlations credit to FwPA Scanlations.

As I sit here wondering how I should write my last thoughts for this series (god, this may sound silly but it’s so difficult, it hurts), I first want to say that… I simply can’t find the right words for a lot of things. And now I’m just really being confusingly redundant. Oh man, I’m already derailing into a sentimental mess before this post even started. lol

*sigh* But if I have to start with anything, it’ll have to be the general ones I want to leave behind. You can say it’s somewhat like a short deep confession for everything I’ve kept to myself up to this point. It’s hardly pretty and very personal but I feel that I should say it anyway. Otherwise, I won’t be able to live with it always nagging me forever for not saying it.

Yea, yea, what the heck am I talking about? Are we up for another sappish tl;dr? Probably, yes. If you want, you can skip it. But my blog is as close to a diary as it can get for me so I’m going to treat it as such before I really go into the brighter aspects of this chapter.

*breathe* So, here we go…

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Current Manga Reading List

Ah~ I’ve been listening to drama CDs all day, I couldn’t concentrate. Also, damn preorders.

Well, just a short “digest” of what I’m following or rather, what I’m actively looking updates for. Maybe…I dunno. Sometimes if I see a new chapter for a certain manga, I’ll jump at and it finish it in like 10 seconds but others, I’ve grown less to care for. Either because their update status is so irregular that I just grew tired of checking on them or they’ve already been licensed so scanlations are going to be harder to find and I mind as well wait for the English release instead.

*sigh* Really, all this lame stuff of taking manga sites down. Of course, I’m always for the idea of supporting the author all the way but it’s not like the money goes straight to him/her anyways and it’s not like I’m fond of American publishers either since more often then not, they ruin a lot of the original content with something wonky. So I don’t have to be all prim and understanding about my stuff being taken down. xP

There, I ranted. And I feel good about it.

K, onto the manga then. And yes, I properly credited. If the providers would prefer to not see them on here, please leave it in a comment.


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Shugo Chara! Encore ~ Ch. 1 (or 49?)

*sigh* Alrighty, got one midterm down but I’m tired as hell. This post was delayed even more cuz I felt really sick a day ago and with all the fresh episodes that came out this week, I’ve lost most of my enthusiasm that I had when I first read the RAWs…among other things chapter-related. Still, I at least wanted to say something (like I ♥ Kuukai~ <3) since I said on my sidebar that I would.

Argh, I still have to catch up on replies for my PH post cuz that one was really interesting (gomen, LGB, I'll get back to you soon! ^O^/ ) and have two more reviews lined up after this one so I'll try to make it short as I can.

Should note that this post gets a personal here and there so if you can’t handle blunt opinions, please don’t read.

Oh, and uh, color splash page is lovely as always, hee~ x3

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Happy Birthday to my Beloved Amu!!! <3 & NYAF hiatus for the weekend. ;D

Two celebratory posts in row! Woot! September is a busy month! xD

Though this is a day late due to busy-ness…


And horray for her stunning victory against Komoe in Round 3 of SaiMoe! That’s my girl! ;D

(And oh yea, happy birthday to 7-san as well! ^^)

Haha, there’s no need to say why this post is necessary or to repeat myself about how much Amu is so special to me. But as to why she’s so special…

Shugo Chara! ~ Ch. 41

First of all, congratulations to Peach-Pit and Shugo Chara! for its success! Over 2,500,000 copies! Woot! Everybody, give the awesome manga-ka duo a big round of applause! *clapclapclapx1000* xDDD

And my god, I still can’t get over how wonderful and absolutely beautiful this month’s splash page is. Oh god…I think I’m really tearing up inside cuz to see Amu look so grown up and mature after watching her progress from the beginning (over and over and over again, I must add) to the girl, no scratch that, the young lady she is starting to become…words cannot even express how proud I am of her. And after reading this chapter, I really felt that I was on the brink of crying inside. Which is rare for me because I can be uberly sad for any of the characters I love very deeply but I’ve never been so moved enough to cry. I have come close to it, I won’t deny that. *not immune to watery eyes* But…yea.

Well, as always, I’m prepared to go into full and furious analytical mode for this chapter. But before I do that, I just want to warn anyone who has any severe complaints that…you need to leave now. I have gotten everything I expected for this climax and even more. If you’re still not satisfied about something that should be at least minimally understandable, then go somewhere else to rant about it. Don’t do it on my blog. I’m sick of people complaining. This goes to show that you don’t know how to read shoujo at all. And yes, there are unwritten rules that the genre follows by. It might be predictable, it might even be cliche but if you’re just going to settle or saying “Ugh, this sucks. I’m bored, I was expecting better”, then you’re obviously not putting enough effort into thinking about it as I am. And therefore, you obviously won’t take what I have to say seriously either.

So buzz off.

Everybody else, please indulge this hot-tempered crazy long-spieling fan and her hopefully reasonable sounding rage and love.

Shugo Chara! ~ Ch. 40

Splash page credit to Futari Wa Pretty Anon Scanlations.

Everything else are my photos of the chapter (so no HQ images here, sorry). I didn’t want to go through the hassle of scanning them when scanlations came out just as I got the issue anyways.

Ack, I really wanted to do a review for Chapter 39, too, but time didn’t allow me. TAT No matter, I guess. I can always save my explanations for certain moments and my SQUEE! fests when it gets animated (so please don’t screw it up, Satelight, please).

Anyways, you know the deal, spoilers ahead for those of you who haven’t caught up.

Ooo, but I really want to mention this part first!