Half way into this season I stumbled across Golden Time. I saw the first four episodes or so and then stopped watching it. It’s not that I didn’t like it; it was more like I was having an “I’m too busy playing Pokémon to watch anime” phase. I remembered the last episode ended on a cliff hanger, so I recently picked it up again. I ended up marathoning this anime until I was current on the episodes that had been released. Safe to say the more I watched this anime, the more I enjoyed it.
I don’t know what it is with me and romance dramas, but I really like this one for a number of reasons. The comedy in this anime isn’t too bad. There’s a number of scenes I can recall that made me chuckle. The story itself is interesting as well. The main character, Tada Banri, suffers from the overused cliché that is amnesia. But rather than seeking out to regain his past, he just carries on his life and starts fresh. I normally tend to ignore the main character, but Banri is a main character that I can at least appreciate.
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Right. It’s a post about Kyousougiga. It wouldn’t hurt to be psychedelic like the show. After all, nothing matters when powder is involved. Just act like time doesn’t exist and bread is the blood killer. (Although, it actually is.)
There’s so much in my brain firing in all cylinders when I watch Kyousougiga. The amorous fidelity that wafts through my nose is 20 percent of everything in the universe. Incidentally, none of the context is lost on the thumbs of my hands. It’s hard to say if it matters on other thumbs than my own. My own eyes have confirmed the beefy speed at which I eat all of the spatial displacement during this show. If you’re having a hard time following what I’m saying, this is exactly what it feels like watching the show. It’s a fantastical feast of fully weird and whacked out art and direction that’s almost way too close to FLCL’s groove and ebb. Just with a bit more LSD. And I mean both forms of it: the drug and the video game.
Ishida Akira and Kugimiya Rie. Two consistent reasons that I shall watch this show for. You can too, if you know who they are. Saito Chiwa is also in it, but she doesn’t have a main role. I did mention FLCL earlier, but it doesn’t look like it has any link to GAINAX whatsoever. Like any shared staff memebers. Would like a confirmation if yes or no. Otherwise, places like the internet say that it’s just Toei Animation making something interesting.
It’s… honestly such a weird show, compared to what else it has premiered alongside with it. Regardless if it fits your fancy, cranks your engine, or provides buoyancy, it fulfills a niche that the rest of the series this season cannot. I give this show all five oranges that I currently have in a nearby fruit basket.
Damn. I just reminded myself of Fruits Basket.
I have 7 drafts of stuff written. Why I never get around to posting as often as this kind of backlog permits, I’ll never know.
I recently watched all four episodes of Pokémon Origins. As someone who has pretty much grown up with Pokémon (sort of), it was a breath of fresh air. For someone who watched the Pokémon series for the longest time, watching Origins was something to be greatly appreciated, as we got to see a telling of the Pokémon games that follow the character Red.
Like most people, I wanted to see a series that was similar to the Pokémon Special manga. Origins however, strongly followed the original Pokémon games, Pokémon Red and Blue. The story telling was fantastic, as Origins made sure not to drag on events that weren’t important. There was also a darker tone from the anime that most people were familiar with from the manga. Even the soundtrack of Origins was incredible. That may or may not be an over exaggeration, but I did like the game soundtracks, and I love orchestrated music too. In summation, Project I.G did a mighty fine job at retelling the story of the original Pokémon Red and Blue games.
Speaking of Pokémon games, I attended the midnight release of Pokémon X and Y. For my first time attending a midnight release, I think it was worth it, even if I lost a lot of sleep as a result of playing the game all night.
For the time I have spent playing the game, it has been nothing but a roller coaster of awesome. There are way too many features so far that are just way too fun. One feature being that you can make a 10 second intro video, which I spent a long time editing. I’m still in the early areas of the game so there isn’t too much to talk about, really.
I will admit that the only thing I’m disappointed with is the underwhelming number of new Pokémon. I suppose that could be good or bad. I would have thought that there was at least 100 new Pokémon, but it’s actually 69. I guess I shouldn’t complain too much considering there are over 700 Pokémon now and there’s plenty of other things to enjoy about this game.
As much as I’m enjoying this game, I wish to savor it like a slice of delicious cake. Also I don’t want to be that guy who just wants to rush through the game just to brag about it after.
So it’s been a while since I posted on the blog, and by that I mean it’s been about 6 months or so. To be honest, I have written a few articles during my long absence, but I never really posted them, mostly due to me thinking my work is not up to par. Regardless, it’s a habit that I’ll be getting past, and the best way to do that would be to obviously spend more time posting.
Another thing I will admit is that part of my silence can be attributed to me spending hours upon hours playing Pokémon White 2. To talk briefly about it and share my thoughts, I found the game to be fairly entertaining. The story has greatly improved from the previous games of the series, and as a writer, part of the reason I play games is for the story. More importantly though, the main reason I enjoy Pokémon is because I get to raise a team of Pokémon and play competitively with other people. If not on the Nintendo DS, but on programs such as Pokémon Online and Pokémon showdown, both Pokémon battle simulators, which one is a downloadable program and the other is a website, respectively.
So from one monster series to another, I bring up my current addiction: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate for the 3DS. For those unfamiliar with the series, Monster hunter is a series of games, where you play as a hunter who hunts large monsters, and then carves up said monsters for resources, which are used for armor and weapons. However, similar to Vindictus, to fight certain monsters you have to take on quests. In some cases you’ll be fighting more than one monster at a time. Or possibly take on a really large monster which is similar to a raid boss. Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (to save time i’ll simply say MH3U) came out last week. Since then, I have played for a good enough amount of time to offer my thoughts of the game.
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It’s also something this site never had quick access to. Wasn’t until today I realized that pressing that NEXT button all the time to see older entries would get tiresome quickly. So I implemented a pull-down menu. Then I decided to use it. Holy cow, it sure was weird seeing that I used to post entries that were only 3 sentences. And the actual frequency of updates. I’ve put effort into trying to create posts that had a minimum of 250 words. This guideline I’ve imposed on myself sure made me add filler words as much as possible. It slowed down post frequency. My writing style started to look forced and dumb.
I’m going to try to be a bit more straight forward. I want to be straight forward. I don’t know how much other people care about writing ability. Most people don’t, but for those who do, all it takes is one poorly written sentence before they leave. Looking back through the archive sure was a pants kicker. Maybe you like my writing style, maybe you don’t. All I know is that I’m never satisfied with the way I write because I want my writing to be easy to understand, and I desire the ability to at least inform — if not influence — others through words.
Getting feedback is a near impossible feat. Only a handful of people seem to visit this site; half are most likely people I know in real life. As much as I desire brutal honesty from my friends, they’re still friends. It’s much harder to impress a complete stranger. I’d like to ask directly anyone that manages to read this, why are you here? Dislike anything? Or is it okay?
Lay it on me. Go ahead. I can take it. (I think.)
I’ll be killing myself with moe radiation in the mean time.