Insane…

August 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Posted in Anime, Everything Else, Pictures | Leave a comment
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… does not even begin to cover it.

And I haven’t completely disappeared… although I did come close.

The first thing you see when you reach the convention center. Is that an awesome start to your day or what?

My trip to California and Las Vegas was awesome. Insanely awesome. And also quite insane.

Let me try and explain.

As I mentioned before, I was going to Comic-Con for the first time with my sister and brother-in-law. I arrived in the Bay area a week before the convention which included the Distant Worlds concert and mainly ‘prepping’ for Comic-Con (aka catching up on shows. I obviously was (*ahem* AM) not only behind on the anime I follow, but other stuff too). We were too late for to get the 4-day pass and had to settle for Friday and Saturday passes. We thought those two would be the best days anyway, which in many ways was still true, but Thursday was apparently pretty epic… But anyway, we left Thursday night for San Diego and we had already gone through the Comic-Con schedule to see which panels we were planning to go to.


Oooh.

And boy were there a plethora of them to choose from. Eventually, we narrowed it down to our top 3 for the busy time slots, with 2 backups in case we couldn’t get into various events. As I said, this was our first Comic-Con and we had no idea what to expect. We knew there would be tons of people but even if we did know the numbers at that time (which I don’t think we did, but it’s about 125,000), there’s a big difference between imagining a number of people and walking through it.

And needless to say, we were overwhelmed.

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This is *insert explative here*

March 21, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Posted in Anime, Everything Else, Manga | 2 Comments
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WTF? WHY IS THE FIRE NATION BROWN?!?!?!?!
This site has added a few more names to the cast list for The Last Airbender, the first move adaptation of Avatar and they are all brown people playing the people of the Fire Nation. The only good thing about this that I can think of is that since Zuko is already gonna be played by a brown guy, at least they’re consistent. BUT SERIOUSLY! Once again, WHY THE HELL IS THE FIRE NATION BROWN?!?!?!?! It’s too late for Zuko, but now so is Uncle Iroh and Zhao? Zhao is CLEARLY AN ASIAN NAME! AND NOT BROWN! Why? Why are they doing this? They obviously know what these people should be. I don’t understand why they’re doing things in a way that they know will not please the fans. I’ll give them a case for Aang and the air nomads who do look like they have lighter skin, but I still don’t know how you could think that Tibetan-style monks look white… But the Earth Kingdom has the only Asian so far? The Korean? That’s a start but come on…! And seriously, the Earth Kingdom is probably the better place to cast the whites. Why is everything so backward? I was already skeptical when they first said they were gonna make a live-action movie a long time ago, but this is just making me so much more annoyed. And they totally planned this. All of the parts for the movie asked for Caucasian or any other ethnicity. Seriously. I’ll let this photo essay do more of the talking. I’ve had enough.

On a weirder and funnier note…

Ah… my eyes!

October 26, 2008 at 12:41 am | Posted in Anime, Everything Else, Games, Pictures | Leave a comment
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Oh god. It was worse than I imagined. There were two different sets of eyedrops. TWO!
I know you probably think I’m exaggerating, but I’m not kidding. I was shaking. The first one stung (but it was not as bad as balsamic vinegar… wait, I’ve had balsamic vinegar in my eye? Yes… unfortunately… numerous times too… god that hurt… I need to mix my salads in bigger bowls…) and then the second one started to make me sensitive to light and a bit blurry. And then my eyes got heavy and it felt really weird to close my eyes… *shudders* I don’t want to think about it anymore. But anyway, the more important thing to know is that I won’t have to get it done for another two years! Yay! Oh, and for the first time in my life, I was prescribed glasses. It’s just a slight adjustment so I don’t need to wear them everyday, but they’ll be nice to have. It’s gonna be weird to start carrying them around though… I’m so not used to it! And in case you didn’t realize, there’s no way I’m EVER going to wear contacts, for hopefully by now obvious reasons.

Anyway…

So yeah…

July 25, 2008 at 4:56 pm | Posted in Everything Else, Manga, Pictures | 2 Comments
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I’ve been catching up on some manga and anime (and starting a ton more) and it seems that every scanlating group is always looking for more help. So I thought “Hey, I’m not doing much this summer. why don’t I try and help out?” So I started looking around at what people are looking for. There were some openings for translators (can’t do that), editors (hmm), proofreaders (hehe yeah!), cleaners (hmm), and quality checkers. But I thought before I go any further, let’s see what I can do. I can proofread (unless it’s a mistranslation) and cleaning doesn’t seem too difficult and editing is basically those two jobs put together? Different groups divide the jobs differently, so it really depends. But anyway, I wanted to test my cleaning skills. I was thinking, If it’s just erasing what’s in the bubbles, that should be easy, right? But then I thought, Wait… what about the stuff that’s NOT in bubbles? Aah! So I thought I’d try cleaning a raw page. I took one of my favourite chapters from Bleach as the guinea pig (chapter 306).

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Anime Recommendation and Review: Vampire Knight

July 2, 2008 at 6:29 pm | Posted in Anime, Manga, Music, Recommendations and Reviews | 4 Comments
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Here is the opening: Futatsu no Kodou to Akai Tsumi by On/Off.
http://mp3space.com/stream.php?id=93100
Vampire Knight
Summary: Cross Academy is attended by two groups of students: the Day Class and the Night Class. At twilight, when the students of the Day Class return to their dorm, they cross paths with the Night Class on their way to school. Yuuki Cross and Zero Kiryuu are the Guardians of the school, there to protect the Day Class from the Academy’s dark secret: the Night Class is full of vampires.
From OneManga.

There’s a bigger summary at ANN, but I felt that was too long and dramatic for my tastes. 🙂

This is a new show (sorta) that quickly caught my attention. And it is really good! The story is AMAZING. Enough said. But I also fell in love with the artwork. It’s just so pretty! And come on, how can you not like hot vampires with some sexual tension thrown in? Everyone from the night class is gorgeous, and then of course there’s Zero… (I’ll let you decide whether that’s an “mmm… Zero..” or an “ehh… Zero…” Either way, his seiyuu, or voice actor, is mmm… I love Mamoru Miyano! He’s Light Yagami Death Note AND Riku from Kingdom Hearts! Ahhhh…) But seriously, there is a great mix of comedy and drama (and even some fighting, which I wish there would be a bit more of. Those vamps have awesome powers!). I feel like there’s more drama in the anime than in the manga, but that’s fine. (but it is more than Gundam SEED’s level of drama, so if you didn’t like that, I can’t say you will like this…) If there’s one thing I’d have to criticize, it’d be that I feel it moves a little slow. But then again, that’s because I read the manga before watching the show so maybe I was just anxious (and also the fact that I read the manga in a couple days whereas I watched the show over the span of a few months). Nevertheless, it is a fabulous show with 13 episodes to date and a second season coming in October. I can’t wait!

My rating: 9.9/10
(In case you’re wondering, I don’t think anything is perfect (therefore I won’t give any 10/10s, except… maybe to Death Note… okay, I’m a huge hypocrite), but I do believe many things come close, and this is one of them.)
Song rating: 9.9/10
(For being such a great song and being in my head for a good couple weeks straight.Those were a good couple of weeks…)

Oh! I changed my filehosting site so this should be better.. hopefully!

Random Quote: Did you think a little thing like the end of the world was gonna do me in? – Sabin, Final Fantasy VI

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