Archive for December, 2009

Winter Break: Part Two(& Three)

December 30th, 2009

I was planning on doing part two awhile ago but I didn’t have time so thats why its two parts ^^.

So anyways its just been me hanging out at home doing pretty much the same things as I would usually do on break. Been Wii-ing alot more though. Besides that I’ve gone to three parties…three consecutive days.

The first one was actually tons of fun to my surprise. Besides the usual adults, it was 3 college students…and me ><“. Well one, Melody or Karen or something o.o, was like 19 and shorter than me so I guess I related to that one the most? lol. The other two were a couple…married? I’m not sure but the guy was Asian and the girl was American so that was…different. I guess that got me thinking about me and Peggy…idkAnyways when he asked me what college I was going to in LA when I told him where I lived, I practically spit out my coke well I was like rofling in my head, and then when I said I’m in high school, he’s like “oh…….*awkward*”. So at our awkward table of 4 we first just asked the usual get-to-know-you questions and then they started askingme about like my favorite everything. Then the other guy, Jerry, started trying to guess every book we have to read in high school and half of them I’m just like thinking: wtf is that…never heard of it…I don’t think we even count as the same generation o.O. Then we started the very challenging game of guessing which movies Melody has seen, which let me tell you is like literally trying to find a needle (or needles should I say) in a haystack. I think the only point(s) I got were guessing Pirates of the Caribbean. 3 Cokes later…I was supposedly diagnosed with an addiction to Coke…yea right. Then we played cards: first go fish (yes I know) and then BS which was pretty pointless because everyone kept on yelling BS like everytime. Finally we drank coffee while watching rugby on tv. I didn’t even get wtf was happening it was like a mix of soccer and football with random group huddles o.O. So then on christmas eve this year I read mists… of course I would be spending the night of christmas eve reading mists >.>

I can sum up the other 2 parties in like two sentences…which probably says somethingabout that. The first one was on Christmas: Mists while exercising on a bicycle machine thingy…stupid present exchange game thingy…and a dozen of screaming little kids. Melody was there too but she hung out with the adult women. Second one: Finishing mists…watching little kids play wii…and poker. And that’s it.

Part 3: Today I went to a Japanese Restaurant for dinner… Ki Sushi was it called? Forgot o.O. Anyways I went with my family and these other 2 chinese people who are neighbors I guess you can call it that. It was realllllly delicious like totally no joke. I’m not saying its the best but considering the stuff that I’ve eaten recently it was beyond comparisen. The funny thing was the waiters were like all chinese lol…so it was like “sumimasen” ….*no response*. We got like a room to ourselves though with slidy door and tatami mats and everything…except the bottom of the mat was like cut through where the table was so basically it was like a seat o.O. So after everything was pretty much eaten, all the adults like started talking about stuff that adults talk about idk. I was trying to study but getting nowhere…you know how ap bio is. Then the neighbor lady was being all asian lady-ish idk how to explain it and she was all like saying how japanese people are bad because they are so nice to everyone else and everything, like they would rather do stuff for other people even if its to their own inconvenience than they would do stuff for themselves, and then when they get home they are super mean to their family…and something about how that leads to high suicide rates for Japanese people because they are so under pressure by always trying not to inconvenience others and keeping everything else bottled inside themselves. I was like getting pissed off inside because I was kinda thinking how I’m like that…seriously. Anyways besides that they were like going on about how life is so different here than in Japan, since my Mom lived there for years. Nostalgia is overpowering me ugh I think I’m gonna just stop it here.

Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson:  you find the present tense, but the past perfect!  ~Owens Lee Pomeroy  <—- Thought this was cute lol.

Fall 2009 Anime Finale Week

December 30th, 2009

I’m putting a cut on my anime posts now. I am going to split about half the episodes above the cut, half below. Oh, and this week is FINAL CONCLUDING EPISODES for most Fall 2009 animes… yes, Christmas, my B-day, and end of Fall 09, all in one week. Much too much drama.

Fairy Tail Episode 11 – It’s gettin’ interesting again. This anime is continuing into Winter 2010, so too bad; one-liner review. AAA. [8/10]

生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 12 FINAL — Last time: Mafuyu confesses her love; insert astonishment. Typical student council affairs, the topic shifts to everybody’s dreams for the future — what they want to become when they grow up (think Shugo Chara). Random comments ensue on how this is the last episode of Seitokai and nobody is doing anything meaningful. Suddenly a random character from Mafuyu’s BL (translation: Japanese gay male+male love manga/novel/story) shows up. Seitokai-ness ensues. After that, Sugisaki randomly goes into a meaningful dialogue about life, the meaning of strength, and makes tear-jerking references to his past and other interesting plot details that haven’t been revealed to us yet, even in the final episode. And then he finds the gang eavesdropping on him, and the delicate plot dissolves into more Seitokai no Ichizon wackiness. SS. [10/10]

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 13 — This was a meaningless episode. B. [5/10]

Negima (original; winter 2005) — Yeah, I finished Negima, and since I included a random screenshot from Negima, I thought I might as well say something about it. Hm, it started off like Pani Poni Dash! with a male teacher who was secretly a magician, in place of Becky. Oh, and the 31 female students in his class are all in love with him. By the way, have I mentioned: Negi-sensei, aforementioned teacher, is only 10 years old? (9, if you don’t round up…)

Negima is one whacked-up anime. The ending was the most bizzare chain of events I have ever witnessed in an anime. (If you didn’t think the body of the anime wasn’t bizzare enough.) So like, randomly, in an admittingly well-done sequence beautifully displaying her inner feelings (I liked the usage of the sound of a bell), um… the lead female dies. Now of course, you expect this to be like Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, and Negi-sensei grows up and saves the universe and blah, right? But no… all of a sudden Negi’s students have a time travel machine… and then they travel into the past… oh, and he just happens to run into his dad, who… dies… and, um… they fight with demons… in plain sight of human civilization… and then all 31 or whatever of Negi’s students kiss him and are suddenly transformed into mahou shoujos and pwn some weird demon lord. And somehow all the conflicts are resolved… and… ugh. It was so bizzare, the bizzarity counts as entertainment, I suppose.

真・恋姫無双 / Shin Koihime Musou Episode 10 — I’ve run out of things to say. Last 3 episodes of 2nd season of Koihime Musou; I hear a 3rd season has already been announced for, what, Spring 2010?

[spoiler]Introducing… Houtou-chan, a character who is even more loli than Shuri! She is another orphan who becomes Shuri’s “little sister” in this episode. Oh, meanwhile, Ryuubi feeds Kan’u, Chouhi is jealous, etc, etc.[/spoiler]

This is a really sweet episode. I like the hat. S. [9/10]

真・恋姫無双 / Shin Koihime Musou Episode 11 — They put so much money into the artwork for this anime… if only they put as much work into the storywriting.

[spoiler]Bachou’s cousin appears. Is it just me, or is every anime this season referencing that scene from SoraOto‘s first episode? The jokes aren’t really that funny. Anymore. Somehow they make the Yellow Turban Rebellion into some weird J-pop idol group’s fanclub. This is kind of… a twist.[/spoiler]

Next episode: “The Generals Attempt to Suppress the Yellow Turban Rebellion”. I wish this was as serious as the titles make it sound.

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 12 — I like how the writers for SoraOto always fail to explain how anything they write is relevant.

[spoiler]Is Tomoki trying to imitate Battler? Sohara is still the best female. Hm, the format of this is starting to resemble Seitokai. Oh, and we randomly go back into Serious Mode. Nymph and Tomoki actually make a pretty perfect pair. (Sohara is still better, but.) Lol, Ikaros gets jealous of Tomoki+Nymph. As for Nymph’s monologue to Ikaros… what, is she writing an analytical essay on the symbolism prevalent inside a zoo?[/spoiler]

Once again, it’s World vs. Tomoki; very well-done zoo scene. The humor is, as usual, way past excellent. I do think the moments that are supposed to be “touching” still come out as lame. Wahh, Nymph, don’t die! AAA. [8/10]

God… this episode’s outro is really good. Rating up. I’m too lazy to change it, so pretend I wrote AAA+ up there.

空の女王 / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 13 FINAL — Being the final episode, they finally decided to add kanji to the title.

Anything I say at this point won’t really mean anything, so I’ll save the overanalysis for whenever I feel like writing an overanalysis post about SoraOto.

Summary: Nymph is tricked into plotting against Ikaros. Meanwhile, everybody is preparing for the big Christmas party. Ikaros makes her love confession. The rest is so teary I’ll leave it with “WATCH THIS”.

The whole Ikaros battle is kind of like… why don’t you just use Aegis and blow up everybody within a 10km radius? Geez >_<; god, though, the animation is so amazing. The “oh we’re friends” thing with Nymph is just too cheesy, though.

Still though, the… ship… weapon… cannon… thing. Ugh, I can’t get enough of that awesome 3-D animation. (Much better than what Disney/Pixar churns out every month.) SSS. [11/10]

Wow this turned out long. ゴメン~

Cuuuuut. *snip*

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[200th Post] – modus operandi

December 28th, 2009

Today is Monday, December 28th, 2009.

Hm, that’s odd. This is supposed to be the best post of the year, and here I am starting it with such an ordinary statement.

My birthday came and went, this past week. So did Christmas. I was planning on writing something meaningful (for once) on one of those days, along with commemorating my 200th post. Nothing really happened. Call that my “summary of winter break”, if you will. Nothing happened.

Seeing as there is nothing to say about my winter break, perhaps it would be more entertaining to you if I spoke about something weird and philosophical. The problem is, I’m in a good mood right now, and I don’t want to think about life and the pursuit of happiness when I’m in a good mood. It’s one of those  things when you’re already satisfied, you don’t need to worry about anything, but you can only reach satisfaction when you don’t have anything to worry about. So here I am in a rare moment of self-satisfaction, trying to give myself something to be unsatisfied about, so I can blog about it.

Call it pitiful if you will.

I actually do enjoy writing. Ever since preschool, I’ve always liked fantasy and science-fiction stories, and I often tried to write my own in elementary school. It’s disappointing how much high school and college counter-intuitively discourages creative writing, instead making us focus on writing about the works of others and discussing, arguing about meaningless, ambiguous topics.

I find that very few people are happy with themselves at this point in life: at 15, 16 years old. I wouldn’t go as far as to say there were none — there are always those Down syndrome people, after all. It’s interesting to witness how humans try to cope with this. This includes witnessing my own teenage, shounen struggles. Life is exciting. Life should be exciting. Perhaps you would think that the average teenager’s life is not very exciting, but the admirable protagonist who has to save the world thinks the other way, wants peace and quiet and AP Biology. So there we are, life is exciting. Exciting enough. If you’re not satisfied with that, go do drugs, drink and derive, move to Shanghai and assassinate people. Come back in a year or two and tell me how it was.

One coping mechanism seems to involve making yourself feel better about yourself by convincing yourself that others are vastly inferior. I guess this makes happiness one of those “relative” things — your happiness is how much happier you are than everyone around you. I don’t know why I’m discussing this, it has no significance at all to my life.

Maybe I should type about something cheerful and bright. It’s kind of hard when you’re surrounded by pessimists; maybe I should IM less. Maybe I should wake up at 5 am every day and jog three laps around the block. Maybe I should do 100 push-ups and sit-ups every day, and show up at school every morning with an ear-to-ear smile on my face. Wait, that would scare the wits out of all of my classmates. The only students who smile in Arcadia are the aforementioned Down syndrome kids. Must be nice being them. I envy them.

Wait, I was supposed to be self-satisfied today.

See, blogging is an interesting alternative medicine. You get to release your feelings, except you don’t, because you know that people are going to read your blog, and in the end, you still don’t remove that filter from your thoughts. Perhaps I should use the old-fashioned alternative, an actual physical diary.

It’s fun writing topic-less blog posts, though. Reading through what I’ve written so far, I started off talking about my birthday and Christmas, transitioned into how I didn’t have anything to talk about, and then I started talking about how when I’m self-satisfied I don’t have anything to talk about. And then I started making myself non-self-satisfied by talking about something. So I randomly started talking about writing, and suddenly swerved into talking about the teenage mentality. When I’m 80 and dig up my old wordpress files, I am so going to enjoy reading this.

It must be painful, living. We, we humans live life always imagining something better. No, I’m not talking about an afterlife. What I meant was, we always want to live somebody else’s life. Wouldn’t you like to have superpowers? Live in space? Invent something revolutionary, win the Nobel Prize. Be recognized by everyone, or have a partner in love. There is no way you can have everything in life, but what I’m saying is, there isn’t one person out there who is happy with him/herself as he/she is, I think. Again, barring the Down syndrome people.

So is my purported “self-satisfaction” at the beginning this passage a lie? Or am I simply lying to myself? Is my current happiness simply a façade, a curtain draped over the endless vats of depression, hopelessness, and artlessness?

My answer (the “thesis” of this whole blog post, if you will) is: life lies not in finding happiness and satisfaction. The marrow of it stems from the search for happiness. It’s not the end result that matters — tragic death, eternal romance, what-have-you — the art is in the procedure you endure to accomplish your goal. The journey yields greater than the fortune.

Something like that. ■

First Anime Post of Winter Break

December 20th, 2009


生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 11 — Sugisaki is sick with a fever, and the Hekiyou Acadamy Student Council is abnormally normal. No hilarity ensues.

I was originally going to use only that one line as a summary, but the ending… oh my god, Mafuyu confessed… SS. [10/10]

Lots of screenshots, see bottom post. This is the second-to-last episode of Seitokai no Ichizon.

にゃんこい! / Nyan Koi! Episode 12 — Mizuno has gotten suspicious of Junpei’s curse, causing it to progress further. Eventually, he completely becomes a cat, and in a somewhat anti-climactic climax, he finally resolves his curse. That still doesn’t mean all’s well ends well for Junpei… teehee. S. [9/10]

Screenshots are at bottom, again. This was the final episode of Nyan Koi!.

うみねこのく頃に / Umineko no Naku Koro ni Episode 24 — lolwut. D. [3/10]

Also, what happened to the random Ange-1998 flashbacks? What happened to the stupendous surprises I expected this episode, being near the end of this season? Disappointed.

Fairy Tail Episode 10 — This was just weird. C. [4/10]

What the heck happened to the plot-driven suspense and humor that made me begin to respect this anime? Disappointed.

そらのおとしもの / Sora no Otoshimono Episode 11 — I’m still obsessed with ring my bell every time I hear it.

I am now of the opinion that Sora no Otoshimono would be better without the angels. Sora no Otoshimono would then become a normal school non-harem comedy with Sohara and Tomoki.

There is something between modern Japanese society and the idea of transgenderism. With that being said, this episode Tomoki becomes a girl. Now, I could write a whole essay-length analysis on boy-girl slash transexual characters in Japanese anime… Ranma 1/2‘s aquatransgender titular character Saotome Ranma being the prime example, with things like Kampfer, one of the ToLOVE-ru OVAs, and similar… but I happen to have an English essay to write so let’s save that prompt for another rainy day.

Putting all that aside, this episode contains typical Otoshimono semi-sexual fractured humor-parody-eyecandy. Uwahahaha. This episode’s theme, I approve. Actually… nevermind. I don’t approve, but it’s still funny. And Tomo-chan got what he deserved.

Sora no Otoshimono kind of fails (epicly) at being touching, though. Oh… well.

This is the… actually, I don’t know. Surprisingly, for writing such a long review, no screenshots were taken. It’s always hard rating Sora no Otoshimono because it’s both “oh god this is epic high quality masterpiece art” and “wtf is this messed-up deranged shit” at the same time. S+. [9.5/10]

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 12 — End-of-arc episode; the fetus born from Kiyama-sensei is shown to be the collective conglomerate of the desperate thoughts of 3,000 depressed, defeated, and downright deficient students. Misaka fights this fetus, Antiskill actually does something (first time in the entire To Aru series! omg!), and the 3,000 students are saved… or are they? They may have risen from their comas, but they are still plagued by the troubles that guided them along said path in the first place, and as Misaka is wondering about this after she shows the audience how overpowered she is in a not-really-epic battle where Touma is decidedly missing, Kuroko jumps her, and all is normal again. Meanwhile, Saten and Uiharu have their reunion.

This is a 26-episode anime, so we’re almost halfway through. I can’t believe they took twelve episodes to do one not-so-amazing arc. (It might have been amazing if Touma had shown up, or if Kiyama-sensei was able to save those children in the end.) In Index, each arc was maybe three to six episodes at max, and although there were a mix of good and not-so-good arcs, they generally had perfect flow, no fillers or anything of the sort. Next episode of Railgun looks like a filler. Anyhow, hopefully the next story arc will feature Touma and Misaka in some heart-wrenching fantastically clever scenario, like we have come to expect from To Aru Majutsu no Index.

THERE! A PROFESSIONAL-LOOKING REVIEW! For once. Anyways, rating. S+. [9.5/10]


Episodes: 12 / Studio: Nomad / TBS
Light Novel Adaptation / Author: Toshihiko Tsukiji
Wiki / ANN

Humor <2/5> | Plot <0/5>
Characters <0/2> | Art <1.5/2>
Music <1/2> | Mood/Tone <-1/2>
Dialogue <-0.5/2> == Total «3/20»


Kämpfer Episode 12 FINAL — I find it amusing how much this anime sucked.

Episode rating: Worst episode ever, of the worst anime ever this season. F. [2/10]

Final rating – [Kämpfer]: There wasn’t even a goddamn CONCLUSION. To ANYTHING. This anime, as a whole, gets an F [2/10]. Actually, maybe it even deserves lower. I’ll write a whole long freakin’ review-essay on it later when I feel like it.

Anyways, here are your screenshots.

Somehow a random Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo screenshot got in there. That school uniform is sexy.

Winter Break: Part One

December 20th, 2009

Just wanted to share a little something that I came across during my flight to Canada this winter break. On the plane, my seat was on the left next to the window as always because I enjoy the view…well there wasn’t one this time because it was at night and pitch black (and I was reading stupid Shakespeare). So after I sat down and got accustomed to the layout of my seat, it came to be that time when you’re waiting awkwardly for the person that is fated to sit next to you. Minutes passed and the endless line kept on working its way down. Then this really asian looking man put his suitcase in the compartment above me and I thought that he would sit next to me…but then he sat in the row before me. After a sigh of relief I continued observing the remaining candidates for my seat partner. Emo pink- haired woman…old Indian dude…random american…and this asian girl. Obviously I was hoping for the last one but as it turns out…no one sat next to me. That would have been nice because then I could stretch my legs across all 3 seats but right when I was going to do that…this fat american with a takeout box sits down next to me. *insert american stereotyping here* Actually I wanted to ask him for some of his fries but then I thought better (was really hungry though >.<). Anyways an hour into the flight I had to get something from my bag so I asked him if he could get it for me and to my utter amazement he said sure and smiled very sincerely…so I let him borrow my pen to fill out the customs form. Then we became the best of friends and *insert happy Disney ending here* Anyways point is…well I don’t really have a point but I just thought it was a nice surprise.

Short Summary of Weekend

December 13th, 2009

It’s late, I have a cold, etc, but I still feel the need to recount my weekend. I’m sorry for all the low-quality posts I’ve been writing lately; the “good writing” portion of my brain has gone into power-saving mode.

On Saturday, I randomly woke at 6am for some odd reason. I spent the morning playing Neoquest II (don’t ask…), and had a dentist appointment at 9:30am. After that, we went to the mall, because I needed to buy The Merchant of Venice for a project in my English class. We had Mongolian noodles (I just love that place), and at 1pm I went to ARML. Surprisingly, Hank was at this month’s meeting too. That makes four representatives from Arcadia (although we are underrepresented so more people = good).

When I got home… I forgot what I did, haha. Oh, right, my dad wanted to install Ethernet cabling in my little brother’s room, so we were out drilling holes outside our house in the cold, freezing rain. Surprisingly, I got a cold after that. (Sarcasm intended.) Well, I guess my nose was already kind of running by the time I got back from ARML. I think I got it from the girl Hank likes, so by the transitive property, it’s Hank’s fault.

On Sunday, I woke up with a horrible cold — nose completely plugged, and once I got up (at like noon) the mucus immediately started flowing… ugh. I hate disease. Anyways, since my idea last time of keeping my nose warmed at all times didn’t quite work (or the virus infected me otherwise), I tried a new idea — SPICY FOOD. Viruses hate heat right? Well, if I eat a meal consisting of capsaicin in various forms, maybe it will be too spicy for the cold/flu virus to bear. So yeah, I had SUPER-spicy food for lunch and dinner, and let’s see if I’m still sick tomorrow. =D

Anime Corner:

As you would probably expect, I spent my entire Sunday resting (or trying to). I looked up the coming Winter 2010 animes, and not one of them especially appealed to me. That’s why I got curious for new old animes to watch (lol). I decided to check out Negima and Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo.

Negima is a very popular franchise by the creator of Love Hina, and the remake’s director/producer was in charge of Pani Poni Dash!, which explains the similarity. Basically, from what I’ve read on Wikipedia, Negima is Pani Poni with a male chibikko teacher replacing Becky, magical powers, a PLOT (gasp), and romance (gaspp!). It’s kind of really long and a major franchise, but from watching the first 10 minutes of the first episode, it looks okay. The intro song isn’t really good, and the animation is… unique (in a negative way). Also, apparently there are 31 girls with one guy (megaharem, anyone?), so this might turn out interesting.

As for Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo, it’s a really recent anime (Winter 2009, exactly a year ago). I still have magazines with articles and pinups on this. I didn’t expect much of it — from Wikipedia, etc, it sounded like another lame wannabe sci-fi flick. However, I decided to watch the first episode, because it seemed popular and high-budget. I was really amazed by the animation quality. The 3D in every scene is so detailed and well-done. The space vehicles, transportation, and general society of the space colony setting is wonderful in very aspect. It’s completely reminiscent of Macross, and I daresay they did steal some ideas from Macross. Well, it can’t be helped, as Macross was, like, the founder of the space-colony-scifi genre. I only hope they put in some good music (but don’t make it music-centric; if-i-sing-all-the-badguys-are-pacified like Macross). I can’t say anything about the plot yet, but the characters aren’t that great so far. The pink-haired-girl… forgot her name already… Akiha? Or something? Her art… no, all the character art in general in SoraKake seem deformed to me for some reason. Beautiful 3D art, but lacking in character art, along with music, character design/personalities, and plot. That’s what I see Sora wo Kakeru Shoujo as from episode 01.

So, that’s a wrap. *sniff* ugh my nose

Nearing End of Fall 2009

December 13th, 2009

Again, nothing entertaining to say here.

にゃんこい / Nyan Koi Episode 11 — I really hope this anime doesn’t end. Imouto is so cute too. Nagi gets drunk on juice… ahaha, reminds me of last last time in Sora no Otoshimono when Tomo-chan and Sohara got drunk on soda.

Remind we again why a random mailwoman is in love with Junpei? XD

Hey, hey, Sumiyoshi-san, don’t spill your drink on the camera.

I like how Junpei is getting a job and working hard for money. It teaches the anime-watching teenage population good life skills.

To Aru Majutsu no Index reference in the eyecatch. *faints* Junpei == Touma, and I am such a fan of Index by now…

From now on I will switch between calling him “Kousaka” and “Touma 2”. This episode was sweet. I don’t like Sumiyoshi, but it turned out sweet either way. BRILLIANT WAY TO END THE EPISODE. That final scene brought this from SS to SS+. [10.5/10]


Kampfer Episode 11 — Ugh. UGH. This has got to be the worst, most f**’d up anime this season. My eyes hurt.

I must say, the transformation animations are the only cool thing in the ENTIRE EPISODE. I already mentioned how stupid the mind-control thing was. The Sakura-san-is-secretly-evil thing too.

What the hell… as their “power level” increases, their clothing begin to peel off… o-o. Why the heck are the ugly stuffed animals singing a stupid Christmas song during the climax? What the heck is with this ending… I still have to give it a B for good animation, though. Bah. [5/10]

[生徒会の一存] Seitokai no Ichizon -10-

December 13th, 2009

生徒会の一存 / Seitokai no Ichizon Episode 10

School festival; the Hekiyou Acadamy Student Council is discussing a play they will be performing later on, and they later move on to their duties of cleaning up after the festival. While organizing students’ lost-and-found items, they comment on how we are so eager to have fun, unwilling to clean up after — because when you clean up, the fun times truly come to an end.

There was my attempt at a “normal” summary. What follows is my usual post format — random lines I type out while watching the episode.

“Kenichi”… wahahahaha~~

Tear-jerking, right. Never let Chizuru do screenplays. The entire thing is extremely “wtf”. Oh, wait, every episode of Seitokai is like that. =D

God. I care not to spoil the awesome genius humor and epic parodies. Watch this. Ugh, okay, I have to say this. That satirical play was friggin GENIUS.

In the latter part of the episode, Sugisaki’s still-won’t-admit-it harem pretend to talk about dramatic scenes and make grandiose speeches over the intercom. I was too engrossed in the episode to talk screenshots.

Sugisaki also completely, utterly, randomly, and instantly oscillates between pure genius and idiotic pervert. It’s his defining trait, I suppose.

Like its main character, Seitokai no Ichizon is constantly walking the edge between “pure genius heartbreaking tear-jerking work of art” and “idiotic perverted meant-for-anime-otaku gag parody comedy show”. This episode had a near perfect balance of both. SS+. [10.5/10]

Danger: Contains Toxic Anime Rants

December 11th, 2009

This product contains Anime, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm.

聖剣の刀鍛冶 / Seiken no Blacksmith Episode 10

Hm. This anime tries to be so deep and touching… and utterly fails at it. Eh, at least the animation is nice. I’d enjoy it if I had a little less intelligence.

I have so many complaints about this anime, it would be longer than all four of my Mists of Avalon essays.

The cheerful happy ending totally ruined the dramatic moment that they finally kind of achieved by the end of the episode. AA. [7/10]

とある科学の超電磁砲 / To Aru Kagaku no Railgun Episode 11

She seems to have a reason for designing Level Upper — for some reason, her request to run a certain simulation on Tree Diagram, Acadamy City’s super-mega-ultracomputer, was rejected, and somehow it was important enough to send 10,000 people into a coma for a few months, cause them to go insane and cause enough property damage to probably pay for a new supercomputer, and probably get her in jail or killed.

God, why must Railgun be so much better than all the other animes this season. Okay, best animation. Best characters. I won’t give it best music, but waaaaaaay far beyond best plot. It’s like, ten thousand times the plot of all other Fall 2009 animes combined.

1) What the ***, Touma didn’t show up after all. Meaning I’m going to have to learn Japanese and read the book. 2) Kiyama-sensei’s past… it’s so sweet, and the animation, timing, and phrasing of narration is all so perfect. 3) Surprisingly, Misaka beat Kiyama-sensei. 4) WHAT THE HELL WITH THE CLIFFHANGER… now I’ll be thinking about this every day for seven more days. Uuuuu. SS+. [10.5/10]

Touma better show up to save the day next week.

Playing with fire

December 11th, 2009

Today was a late start day, I got like almost 12 hours of sleep last night… that’s an AMAZINGLY large amount of sleepl

Oh yeah, and for the post title, we were playing with fire in AP Physics today, ‘cuz we had a lab. Our lab table was on the other side of the classroom, so we didn’t have gas (or sinks). So Mr. Zhang gave us what was pretty much a flamethrower (why does he have that…) to do our experiment with.

Oh, I forgot to click the publish button yesterday. I fell asleep before finishing my homework >< (Yes, it’s 7am, I’m awake early today to finish it.)