I'm playing Kurenai no Tsubasa (the D.N.Angel PS2 game) after having it sit on my computer for far too long.
WHY IS IT SO FUNNY?
And why is Risa suddenly so much more likeable?
Oh God, it's beautiful. Haha, maybe it's just because I have a better grasp of Japanese now.
EDIT: WHY WASN'T THE ANIME MORE LIKE THIS?!
"That wasn't what I was going for, but whatever. I'm more interested in Niwa-kun's girl-seducing (or convincing) techniques." - Riku
First part paraphrased, because my grasp of it was meh. Second part, however, is entirely accurate.
Haha, so Dark has taught you something, huh Daisuke?
- Current Mood: happy
Second, and more rant-like, why on earth do I like Guilty Crown so much when it's cliche-ridden and omg.
( This may count as full-on fangirling...Collapse )
Unfortunately, December means FINALS. I only have to take two actual tests, but the other three are replaced by a presentation and two papers...and I honestly don't know which one I'd rather have. @_@
- Current Mood: bouncy
- Current Music:Supercell - My Dearest
So I pulled out volume 3
NaNoNews: I'm at 30k words! I was able to open the program last night and get in just over 2k. I finished the big event of chapter 3 (and even managed an early intro for the Akrasian Urge, which I wasn't at all expecting)--one more scene left and it's done!
- Current Mood: giddy
- Current Music:La Roux - In For The Kill (Skrillex Remix)
Either that, or the big UMPH of it all has disappeared and I'm going through my normal procrastination routine. I can easily type three days worth of words (5001) in a single sitting...but I have to open the program for that to actually work. My form of procrastination is only in effect while I'm not actually performing the task; once I get going it takes a lot to stop me.
I think my problem is that I have about 27k words and about 20k of that was character introductions and Ian getting attacked by the Phantom and getting into the contract--ie, the anime equivalent of the "first episode" introduction. It has quite a bit of info and even more random clues just sort of dropped all over the place, but damn. That's a long intro. I'm really getting into it now (the end of ch.3 is Ian, Lana, and Troy meeting for the first time while fighting a Phantom and instant hatred because none of them particularly cares for people in their own ambivalent/violent/selfish way), but I JUST GOTTA OPEN THE PROGRAM.
(lol at throwing out random names and terms that no one will understand)
Also I don't think I ever wrote here that this was originally based on the idea that just sort of exploded over half a year ago, the center of which pretty much focused on a "what-if" scenario of Dark and Daisuke meeting under different circumstances and in different bodies, but ending up in a very similar relationship. Of course the "Dark" character was split in two, and that's where Ian's contract Partner (Aeol/Jason) and his Soul (err...sort of...it's complicated) (Laplace/Baentar) come in...Jason is more the fun-loving semi-brother-archetype
- Current Mood: confused
- Current Music:T.M.Revolution - SWORD SUMMIT
I went to bed at 8:30 last night, woke up in time for the start of the Nashville area online write-in, and then wrote from midnight to 3am. I'm amused that, in 3 hours, I wrote three days worth of words (to get 50k by month's end, you need to write at least 1667 words/day).
I am very excited. I obviously don't expect this to come out of the process as a MASTERPIECE, 'cause that's what editing is for. :P Nevertheless, I'm going to try my hardest to reach the goal--or, better, get the first part of three finished.
Unfortunately, I have a Metaphysics paper and a Japanese skit due on Monday, so a weekend I would have used to meet up with others at school who are also doing NaNo will be spent memorizing something in Japanese and writing about the conflict between the omniscience of God and various theories of time.
Eh, I can't be picky. Japanese is love and Metaphysics (along with Anthro of Religion) helped me better formulate some ideas in my story, so I should stop complaining.
Also, THIS PLAYLIST. I've spent months making a NaNo playlist, and HNNG.
- Current Mood: artistic
- Current Music:Justic - Phantom Part II
...oh, yeah, haha. I'm talking about Professor Layton and the Last Specter, which I got on Tuesday and finished late last night. It was interesting to see how the two first met, and how Luke decided he wanted to leave his actual family and follow the Professor around solving strange as fuck mysteries. (SPOILERS BELOW, SPOILERS BELOW)
Though I was glad to know Misthallery was a REAL TOWN. Unlike ALL THE TOWNS in the main trilogy, Misthallery was REAL. It wasn't full of robots or an illusion made by gas or a fake-future-town underground.
...God, how crazy can these plot twists be? They always disprove the weird aspects of the plot (in this case, some mysterious supernatural Specter)...but then they reveal that there's some kind of dinosaur-like creature living in the lake? Okay then.
Also, DAT SOUNDTRACK. Layton needs an orchestral album the same way the Ace Attorney series does; they have orchestra tracks on the OSTs (like the live Laboratory track from Unwound Future, which is Godly), but I want a full one~
- Current Mood: bouncy
- Current Music:Unwound Future OST - Laboratory (live version)
Un-Go: I was VERY surprised by how crazy this got at the end with Inga. Like, what the fuck is Inga? I read the description "shotaMILF", and just sort of laughed...and then watched the episode and realized it fit. It'll be fun to watch the show and try to figure out the mysteries as they play out.
Guilty Crown: YEEEESSSS. The last 10 minutes were gorgeous and fantastic. That awesome soundtrack. That gorgeous animation and art. But damn...when the flashbacks at the end started and DAT SONG started playing I totally got shivers. I already can't wait for the next episode.
Kind of (very) unrelatedly, I'm actually currently watching Beelzebub (like, literally, there's an episode playing right now), and the OP and ED confuse the hell out of me. Some boy band song (is that Kpop?!) and a kids song (to which Beel is totally doing the dance from the actual music video)? It's so out-of-sync that it's back IN sync again because of this series. I love it. <3
- Current Mood: sick
( Fall 2011~Collapse )
On a completely different note, I took the past few days to look for some older BL(-ish) series and watch them. This included Sensitive Pornograph, Sotsugyou M, and Ai no Kusabi. SP was...well, what I expected. Nothing special, really. AnK...well, I knew it was a pretty popular work in the genre (and I know it's getting a remake 13-episode OVA starting in January), so I figured I should watch it. SO SAD HOMG. But I can see where the "abuse-turns-romance" thing came from...looks like it's not a new thing, eh?
Sotsugyou M surprised me because I could have SWORN I had heard of it before, and then I remembered that Sugisaki illustrated the original manga. <3
...I check her blog/twitter too often. Ascribe 2 is now on sale, and as far as I'm aware there still isn't a translation group for it. I wonder how popular it is in Japan...? I also noticed that she changed the header on her blog to Sakis. <3
...OKAY THEN. Done rambling.S
- Current Mood: blank
- Current Music:Starkey - Eris
( One more time!Collapse )
And with that, Summer 2011 comes to a (technical) close; there are still some 2-cour shows running, but a LOT of the stuff I was watching is now all kinds of done. Fall 2011, here we come!
- Current Mood: sick
- Current Music:Fear, and Loathing in Las Vegas - Twilight
...So, let's try to go through all of that before my brain explodes.
( This was just an excuse to not do anything; I"m well aware of thatCollapse )
...Oh, on a related note, I got two OSTs in the mail a couple of days ago.
( Soundtracks, soundtracks~Collapse )
...Three days. If I can get through the Japanese exam on Wednesday, I will be FREE for a four day weekend, with nothing pressing immediately afterwards (we actually had a vote in Japanese about whether or not our exam should be before or after break, and I was all BEFORE BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY IS THE MONDAY AFTER...I am not taking an exam on my birthday, thank you very much).
- Current Music:AoEx OST 2