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Update in general…x

Friday, May 6th, 2011

So I stopped playing HKO for a while… but that’s mostly because I don’t have any friends who play it. They all play other stuff.

I have been playing Pokemon Black and I have to say several things.

Firstly, Cheren is CUTE!
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It had Bianca in this pic but I cut her out…
Love love love Cheren.

Secondly, I wrote a long post and supposedly saved it but this blog sux and wiped it all…
Oh well let’s try again.

Thirdly, recommend Pokemon Black, even though it feels rushed for the first half of the game. I wanna fight Plasma and N again!!!!!

Fourthly, stop dissing Audino and calling it a troll, it gives lots of exp and is way easier to catch than Chansey ever was.
There.

Lastly, totally non-Pokemon related, got me some awesome figurines of Evangelion, Ranma and FFX characters.
They are expensive and not so easy to get in New Zealand. I am becoming the true otaku… but I prefer to just call myself a geek. One day this stuff will lose popularity, and then it will all be ME again!
I remember 15 years ago, things were nicer then, when I was a lonely geek girl, trying and struggling to get my fix… no snotty teens reading manga all over the place, and talking about stories with having no knowledge of character and plot development…
Stupid kids. Quoting the latest manga or anime does not make you intelligent or knowledgeable.
Nor do you know what the heck you’re talking about half the time anyway.
You pick up and drop whatever you like, and soon you will turn on anime and manga like you turned on your 5 minute favourite pop star. Shallow!
I have loved this stuff since before you were born… it pains me to have to share it with you. Games, manga and anime actually mean something to people like me. So don’t get in our way.

Well, as you may guess some kids annoyed me lately. I will just have to get over it.
Thank you blogs, for accepting my rants.

Bye
x

Wow I’m tired but manga review!

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

The Bride of Ardarshan (Adarushan no Hanayome) is a great little two volume manga I read recently, and it is really good. The main character is dim but likeable. His brother is surprisingly complex and the bride (as titled) is really sweet and more complete a character than many I have seen. It is a collaboration by Kei Amekawa, Nori Kazato, and Sae Momoki. I think this could explain the good character development. I have found that in general, compilation efforts are good.
I will give it a 6 (nobody ever gets a 7 I think) because they did their best but the art was not too distinctive. It was all very pleasant though, I will enjoy reading it again. The brevity helped a lot. The dialogue was good too. It seemed a lot like an rpg at certain points but this was probably deliberate.
My fave character is in fact the main guy, the brother of the king. I really liked him.
My fave female … they were all good I suppose. But it was really about the guys in this story, so many good male characters. All Bishonen as usual, but that is beside the point. Most stories have lotsa Bishies. Ok so I liked the plot, I liked the development of the characters and how it wasn’t a serious loli-fest or anything. Also the snow story was really cute. No ecchi, thank God. Also did not rush things or so a sequel when she gets older… which I was kinda surprised at but also pleased.
Ok that about wraps it up, thanks everyone, you’ve been great!
Btw I hated One Piece so I didn’t want to read it but I got bored so am reading it after all. The back stories of Usopp and then Nami and then Chopper all touched my heart, esp Chopper… I love him so much! Not too interested in Sanji, Princess Vivi, Luffy or Zoro’s stories. But I will say my fave character over-all is Chopper and then Zoro and then I guess everyone else. I’m kinda intrigued by Nico Robin’s character. Hate the fighting and stuff (it’s kinda dull… no much skill involved at all, even with Zoro) but like the diff countries they go to. I also like Su the kumo-kitsune. SO CUTE! Almost as cute as Chopper. Right, gonna keep reading, my friend says it just gets better. I hope so cause the fighting is dull.
Saw this at a forum, had to put it up here LOL
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oh yeah! X3 Hilarious!
Bye everyone!

Gaming update

Monday, October 18th, 2010

I hurt my back last month and it is still not the same, getting better or worse whenever it seems to feel like it.
But because of that I was able to almost finish Pokemon SoulSilver.
I love my DS Lite… no DSi for me! The DS Lite is wayyyy cuter and more compact.
If I want to record sounds or take photos I have a digital camera. Gaming is gaming! Consoles are consoles! General technology is still too immature (?) to combine everything satisfactorily for me.
I have beaten 15 out of 16 gyms and still have to beat my rival, Blue, Giovanni and Red. And maybe Steven Stone? As well as rematch all the gym leaders. I’m slowly collecting phone numbers. I’m getting bored now tho.
Beaten the Elite Four 2x already and it’s dull.
I have the National Dex… nearly got all the Pokemon I can get in game… gotten most of the Sinnoh and Hoenn Pokemon from the game which are easily available with the radio broadcast, got almost all of the Unown, beaten all but two or three records for Pokeathlon.
So borrreeeddddd…
I loved doing contests in Ruby… I wanna buy Emerald.
But the gaming store guy said it’s way old now… which sux because I loved it and I think that’s the first in the Pokemon series I ever fully clocked. I can’t remember what happened to my original Ruby game… (sobs quietly)
Also digging for treasure was fun. I haven’t hardly got to mid-way in my Diamond game, maybe I should go back to that for a while.
Maybe I will… but I kinda wanna finish SoulSilver first. I think I kinda burnt myself out playing it. I spent a lot of hours every day playing for a while there.
I have a lot of watts on the Pokewalker too. I pretty much still take that with me whenever I go out. I average about 10,000 steps a day. So I am slowly unlocking new places.
Anyway I will put up my main Pokemon for SoulSilver.
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This is Kermit, my starter. I kinda neglected him a bit but now I’m training him up again.
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This is Aurora, my Dragonite. I am quite fond of her. I think I got her from the pokewalker and trained her up.
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This is Lotte (after the company, yes) my first hatchling. I kept her in the team because I taught her Flash… and plus she’s pretty strong anyway. She’s kinda my wild card.
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This is Gladys, one of my faves. I have had her since she was a Mareep…
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My favourite, my Ninetails, Liulfr (means ‘wolf’ in Old Nordic language I think) I should have named him Kon-kon which would be really kinda funny. Kon-kon! hahaha! Anyway, yeah he’s the best!
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I always get a Kadabra if I can. But what I love in Soulsilver is that your Abra floats around after you when you walk, it is the cutest thing ever! I kinda didn’t want to evolve him for that, but that’s unfair on him, so I reluctantly allowed him to evolve. His name is …Morpheus. lol I had forgotten… had to look him up in the menu! But yeah he’s a good guy.
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Last but not least is my Haunter, Gemima. I like her, I always used to dislike the Ghost types but Misdreavous (spelt wrong maybe?) is real cute, I wanna get one soon. I keep forgetting to go catch one. Anyway yeah I used to dislike Ghost types but Gemima is so useful! And they aren’t too bad after all.

Oh, just to mention my Eevee, Wesley. I am nuts about Eevees… I wanted to get another one at the game corner in Celadon. But I will not be able to get enough coins for a long time and they don’t have the coin and money conversion in the English Soulsilver, only in the Japanese version apparently, WHICH SUCKS!!!!!
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Cutie boy… *sigh!* If I could have a Pokemon in the real world and only one, it would always be Eevee…
So that’s my main Pokemon, I have a Rapidash I love too but can’t be bothered telling you about her. I also have a Lickytung and a Gloom and a Wobuffet who are useful in exploring but bored now so bye!

My cat plush’s name! Ta dah!

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Well, I figured I’d name my cat plush ‘Wheat’. It is the colour of wheat, after all.
It is a friendly, gentle name which reminds me of bread and the fact that city life would in many ways not be possible without country life. I know it seems a heavy way to name a plush, thinking about those things. But I live thoughtfully. So that’s that.
It would be nice to be more carefree but I am not made that way. I will be carefree at times, but I will have to make that choice carefully. So I guess that may defeat the purpose of being carefree.
Anyway, I am learning to accept myself properly. This is not like merely conceding my own weaknesses grudgingly; but instead letting them wash over me like waves crash against rocks on the seashore. The main difference being that I will not be worn down. I will instead be allowing the weaknesses to exist for they are a part of me. I am going to let them flow and not try so hard to avoid them or stop them. I will grow stronger and be able to defeat my weaknesses one day, All of my life until now I have felt desperate, as if trying to stop waves with my bare hands, and always upset and frustrated when I mess up. Failure is the only option in this case. A mortal cannot defeat the ocean alone!
But now I can release myself from that burden. Thank you God!
Now all I have to do is try to relax more.
… how can I do that…? I will have to think about it.

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Oh man! You have to see this cat blog!

Monday, September 6th, 2010

Haha it’s called ‘Meow’s Ville’ and it’s about this cat called Meow, and he’s a Sphynx (so-called hairless) cat. I watched the mini-vids of him in the bath and it was amazingly amusing! He is a sweetie!
My sister used to bring her cat in the bath and shower and he seemed to like it. He was a champagne/white ginger type.
Anyway, I used to put my pet rats in the bath every few days. They disliked it, but only because the were lazy and didn’t want to swim.
I knew they weren’t afraid because when they were afraid of something, they would hide or run away or just hunch up and shiver. But for baths, they liked it for about 5 minutes and then suddenly would get bored and want out.
Well, my flatmate and I said, ‘No way! You fatty ratties have to swim a bit more before we let you out!’ So we would put a toy in for them to rest on and then make them swim around a few times before we let them out. It was fun for us, but they didn’t like it much. If I had been able to keep them longer, I think they would have grown accustomed to it.
They also liked to go for walks in the hood of my sweatshirt. But they were lazy and wouldn’t walk themselves in the garden on the leashes we made for them. So again we had to try and make them walk a little each day. They were store-bought rats, so I suppose they weren’t used to working hard. I liked walking with them in my hoodie… Moon-white Millie with her glowing ruby eyes and soft-brown Sylvie with her dark mulberry-black eyes.
I remember once, a lady saw Millie pop her little white head out of my hood and look around, and the woman was upset and commented that it was disgusting.
I was angry and commented that I cleaned her every day and that she was probably cleaner than any dog! But people think rat=filth and disease. That is not true!!!! They did poo on me at first but once they got used to me (and it was quickly, too) they did not do that anymore. If I can find pics of the girls, I will put them up.
The only reason I would not have rats again is because their claws would scratch my neck when they burrowed into my collar to sleep in the warm. I couldn’t clip their claws because they got distressed, and made me worried I would hurt them. I can’t afford vet bills to clip them once a fortnight, either.
Anyway, check out this cat blog, Meow’s Ville!

Tsuzuki wa Mata Ashita

Sunday, September 5th, 2010

This manga is sweet, a nice little slice ‘o life manga. A family who recently lost their mother meets their new neighbours but something about them all reminds them of her. It’s kind of funny, a bit wry at times, and bittersweet. All in all, much better fare than some of the junk out there. I have only read the first three chapters but I like it already. I give it 5 stars because the art is a little unpolished, although that is probably deliberate to fit with the feel they wanted to go for.
You should read this, it’s cute. I like the world the mangaka is depicting. It reminds me of this world but it’s a little softer.

HKO update

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Well, I’m still playing HKO and sort of enjoying it but the quests are time consumingly hard now. So I don’t play as much as I used to.
Also, good news everyone! I joined Subeta and Squiby! I’m happy about all of that. I also joined Otaku Zone. I think they are all just ‘name’dotcom places. Subeta is a virtual pet game like Neopets, and Squiby is an adoptables place, and Otaku Zone has manga and anime and blogging and clubs etc. It’s super cute!
Check ‘em all out!

Yao as a kitten.

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

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OOOOHHHHH mannnnn he is so CUUUTTEEEE!!!! XD He is like a professional! Sometimes… Usually he just bites me. Is that professional? Maybe.

More Manga

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

Oh I forgot! My favourite manga are Ranma 1/2 and Slam Dunk and Strawberry Marshmallow.

I have read most of each of these three series, and am trying to collect them too. I like Ryoga from Ranma (although I like everyone), Sakuragi and Mitsui and Megane the vice-captain of Shohoku (forgot his name…I’m sorry!) from Slam Dunk (actually I like everyone…) and from Strawberry Marshmallow I think I like Chika and Nobue best, but I like them all also.

The truth is, in the best manga, I think you wind up liking nearly everyone because they are all interesting and help to bring out the best in each other.
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Oh yeah! Fruits Basket! I read it all. (Haha onigiri reminded me)

I give it 6 *out of 7, because her art style changed too much for me in the end. I felt they all looked too much alike at times also. I need characters to have more clearly defined looks. But I really liked this manga because of how in the end it all started to be ok.  One other problem was the cliqued character of Honda. She was annoying. I don’t care if she was wonderful, she was just a bit too irritating and weak and also a perfect cook and cleaner. Obviously a stereotypical manga heroine. But somehow the writer’s attempts with Honda made it too much, I don’t know how to put it but somehow Honda being a yamato nadeshiko didn’t work. She didn’t need to be quite as people-pleasing as she was made to be. But I guess that could have been her main flaw, since most of the manga focused on how people help each other to sort out their main flaws and become better. I know Yuki seemed to want to help Honda grow past her need to please. So did Kyo. Anyway, aside from that, it was great, I really liked it. At times it was amazingly raw and effective in a way that only manga can be.

Um, favourite characters: Kyo… Kyo… always Kyo… and then Momiji (who was amazingly cool despite his being serious lolicon fuel!) and then the ox, Haru <3. My fave couple would have to be Yuki’s brother and his cosplaying maid/gf, Mine. She’s a crack up! Btw, in case I seem to hate Honda, I don’t at all. Actually she is my favourite girl. She is terribly likeable even if she is annoying. That is a common feeling within the manga often.

Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon: A classic, wonderful, loved it all. 6 out of 7 * because it could occasionally be confusing at times and the art was hard to follow sometimes too. Manga much better than the anime. Although the anime improved each season. Btw fave seasons of SM anime, season 3 and 4. S and Super S, and I loved the short Nehelenia arc of Sailor Stars. Stars was ok but season one and two weren’t that good imho. The manga now, that was really good. I love Takeuchi’s dynamic, flowing art style and her dialogue is good too. I felt if she could have done it again and developed more of the characters and maybe put in some more feel-good stories it would be amazing but hey a classic can’t be changed, right?

Fave characters: Actually I love all of the senshi but the first 5 will always be the best. Usagi, Rei, Ami, Minako and Makoto. If I have to choose I would say in the manga I like Makoto best, I think. Then Rei. In the anime, I would say I like Ami-chan and Hotaru-chan. My fave villain is Nehelenia-sama in the anime, and in the manga, I guess… Queen Beryl and Prince Diamond. Can’t decide.

I also read Code Name Wa Sailor V (also by Naoko Takeuchi) and I liked it a lot but the end sucked. I know it was like a pilot for Sailor Moon kind of but I felt so sad… I liked Kaitou Ace! Bring him back!!!!

Btw, Ranma’s Rumiko Takahashi got me onto manga and anime, so I thank her for that. She and Naoko Takeuchi (Sailor Moon) are the two main inspirations that I will always go back to. They have their own distinct styles that are clearly inspired by others and yet remain their own. Third for inspiring me comes CLAMP. Dude… they are awesome!

I read Card Captor Sakura and I loved it so will give it 6 out of 7 * (I have never given a 7 yet) because I loveds the art and characters and storyline but I did not like the subtle adult themes. Teacher and child in love, and boy and boy (is Yuki kun a boy?) in love. I object to that kind of thing in a child’s manga. But perhaps Card Captor Sakura is not for children, after all. I know CLAMP like subversion but in this case, it was too odd. I managed to ignore most of it though. It is still my favourite CLAMP series after MKR. Favourite characters: Yuki/Yue and Kero and also Spinel <3 (amazingly funny with Kero) and also Sakura herself. I liked her brother and her dad and her classmates - ok I loved everyone, ok? Except for Ruby Moon and I wasn’t too fond of Eriol sometimes. He was kind of funny though. But I guess yeah, Sakura and her guardians were my main faves. Also I loved the anime and want to buy it soon.

While I remember, my fave CLAMP manga which I am trying hard to collect (there are only 6 volumes in all but they are hard to get here) is Magic Knight Rayearth. I love all of the MKR characters and the art is amazing. I loved the story even though it is bittersweet. The anime was ok… but manga is better! I like Hikaru and Fuu best, then Umi. I also liked Guru Clef and of course Mokona! I was so happy to see many familiar CLAMP faces in XXXholic and Tsubasa. So wonderful to see old friends again, in a slightly diff art style but still the same in personality. They may have diff jobs but that’s not why we love them.  Btw Princess Emeraude and Zagato were such a nice couple. Wonderful contrast. Um but apart from them , my fave couple is Fuu and Furio. He is so sweet and Fuu is probably the person I look the most like out of any character in any manga so far. I also like green. Oh, rating… 6 out of 7* because I disliked the ending of the first series. Although it was still great… maybe they get ******* after all… Oh man, I also loved how they named people and places after Japanese cars.  Alcyone, Cephiro, Lantis, etc LOL!!! One more thing about this, I just have to say that Princess Emeraude was the first princess I ever saw that has stuck in my mind as a real princess. I do not know why. But she is my model for a princess.

Read X/1999 : v good but too many adult themes and too depressing. Fell in love with Seishiro, and Kamui. <3 Aside from themes, art was great. Probably because it reminded me of MKR. Started to get me depressed so had to leave it. Too dark for me. But still loved it…*sigh* Give it **** out of 7. Wonderful. Also read some of Angelic Layer, liked it but a bit dull, obvious CLAMP humour and characters, so became a weak attempt at re-creating the Card Captor Sakura phenomenon to me. Same idea, simple heroine with catchphrase (Sakura: Hoeee! Misaki: Eeekks! (not sure of Japanese for that).) who tries her best despite being ordinary. Becomes amazing etc, has eccentric friends blah blah blah. Somehow lacked zing. Good idea about the battling dolls though (probably been done before - ). I give it a **** out of 7 for good art and sometimes funny jokes. End of CLAMP section.

I read some of Battle Angel Alita, gave it a *** out of 7 because too violent and crude and also somewhat pointless and unoriginal writing. I loved Alita and the artwork though. I loved the little robot cat in the latter part of the manga. One-eyed little box-cat, so CUTTTEEE!!!! Anyway, haven’t read all of it but don’t want to. Loved Alita so much, the art is brilliant. Amazing, wonderful, so easy to follow most of the time even in the battle scenes (of which there are many) which is hard to say for some manga. That’s the only reason it gets a mention. Character design was very good at worst. And that is a lot to say about it. :) Wish he’d do a cleaner, simpler less violent story. I don’t mind violence. I just get tired of it when it seems pointless or just another type of fan-service (which it often seems like it is to me).  

There is a cute one-shot manga I just read online called http://www.anymanga.com/kanojo-ga-cafe-ni-kayou-wake/”>‘Kanojo ga Cafe ni Kayou Wake’ (also known as ‘Great Waiters’, or ‘Kafe Impian’, apparently). I really like the characters, as each of the five stories is about a different person (except one) and even though it’s clique and cheesy, you can’t help but wait anxiously for the happy ending.
I think my favourite story is the one about Aren and Hisako, the second story. It’s sweet. But my favourite person in all of them would have to be both the owner of the cafe and Kuma-san. They are both endearing in different ways. I just hope Kuma-san stays looking like a bear!!!!  >_<

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There was one manga I read because the title intrigued me. It was called ‘Caramel Milk Tea‘, I think. It was mediocre story but I liked their obsession with tea. So I did enjoy it. I would give it a 50% out of 100 simply because of the tea.
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Man, I have to stop! Ok, ok I will. But if I think of any more manga I have read, I will post it later.

Kitty-chan

Friday, August 20th, 2010

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So I found this cute Kitty-chan kaoani on the internet somewhere. Thanks to whoever made it!

I just had to put her up!

Anyway, I am listening to Hamasaki Ayumi at the moment. Her Powder Snow song is catchy but wistful…

I am back into HKO after taking a long break. I had forgotten how much fun it is to play!

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ttyl!