Archive for November, 2012

Live Blog Review – Sukitte Iinayo Episode 1

Well I’ve never done one of these before, but they amuse me so I thought I’d give it a try. Anyway, Scott and I decided to give this anime a shot after finishing Dusk Maiden of Amnesia. One of Scott’s friends suggested he watch it with his girlfriend. In fact she she described it as “Watch it With Your Girlfriend TM,” so why the hell not? I don’t mind having something to “d’awww” over.

Also I don’t even think I can say Sukitte Iinayo correctly and it’s hard to remember so I’ll be keeping up my usual habit of nicknaming animes with confusing Japanese names. I’m referring to this one as “Shit Romance 1” (the 1 is there because I may watch more shit romances). I think the actual title means “Say I love you” but it was dubbed “Shit Romance 1” long before I found that out, too late to change it up now.

Let’s start this! (Contains episode 1 spoilers, but don’t let that discourage you, since you’ll probably never watch it anyway)

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Anime Reviews: Dusk Maiden of Amnesia and Black Butler II

So I’ve been watching way more anime than I used to. I blame Scott. Anyway, time to review the most recent crap I watched.

Dusk Maiden of Amnesia (Tasogare Otome × Amunejia)

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This anime is something of a super natural romance between the MC Teiichii and Yukko, the school’s ghost. He can see and touch her, and she can touch him. The anime follows their amusing relationship as they solve mysteries and try to figure out how Yukko died, because as the title implies, she has amnesia. It’s 12 episodes long, some are light hearted, some are dark and some are a combination of both. Over all I enjoyed it and loved the ending and now…

Why You Shouldn’t Like This

  • The harem bullshit. One of the other girls is stupid, annoying, and contributes absolutely nothing. She’s the type who’d die first in a horror movie, but does not. The other girl is pretty good, but she looses points for being jealous and self conscious. For once can’t we have a strong female character without stereotypical girly weaknesses??
  • The fan service  I guess this goes with the harem bullshit. Still, I’ve always felt this takes away from good romances.
  • The fact that their relationship is based on nothing (like most anime romances). Well I guess you could say it’s based on sex because of them being able to touch each other and what not, that’s a step up from nothing. But even so, they’re cute together and the show’s amusing enough.

One final word I’d like to slip in is that Yukko is slightly taller than Teiichi, in fact Scott and I could pull off their height difference perfectly if I wore small heels. If they didn’t look so normal we’d cosplay them. Being slightly taller than my boyfriend has taught me to appreciate any fictional couple where the girl is slightly taller. We really need more of them.

Black Butler II (Kuroshitsuji II)

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I first gave this a try when my power was out. I had it all saved onto my laptop and with no internet, I finally got around to watching some of it.

Basically it throws the ending of Black Butler season 1 out the window and comes up with more crap. It’s just amusing and gay as ever, only now we have more douchebags than just Ciel, we also have blondie and his Butler. Again, I went with the dub, because J. Michael Tatum is amazing. Also the sub Grell sounds like a gay Lelouch/Kraft Lawrence… I think I’ll have to do a sub vs. dub post sometime in the future.

I can’t say much more about this season without spoiling you, but there’s a lot of NTR going on with who gets to eat who’s soul. I liked this season almost better than I liked the first one except for one thing….

Why You Shouldn’t Like This 

  • THE ENDING WAS HORRIBLE. If it was a visual novel, this end would be the BAD one. I did not want this ending at all. I did not contrive of this ending. I hate whoever came up with this ending.
  • It’s a clit tease. They imply so much gayness but we don’t even get so much as a kiss. I suppose that’s what doujinshis are for.  I just wish I could find filthier SebastianXGrell ones. 

My final recommendation would be to watch it (only if you’ve seen the first season of course), but skip the last episode. It’s just heart breaking. It’s not sad but… I was extremely unhappy. I’m just going to pretend it never happened.

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Long Overdue Sandy Blog

It was about a month ago, that hurricane Sandy hit. I honestly wasn’t expecting it to be as bad as it was. They overreacted with Irene in my opinion, and I figured this would be the same. I thought it was bullshit that they shut down the MTA and closed all the schools. I still believe I could’ve gone to school that Monday, it was just really windy… but what followed Monday night, I was not expecting at all.

I was doing fine, but Minnie was freaking out and Zelda was calm. Zelda usually freaks out during thunder storms and Minnie is calm, but I guess this was different. We had to get a box for Minnie.. she kept trying to hide in the most random places. She liked the box for a while, then left, then liked it again.

 

I couldn’t sleep because of the wind, and my dogs walking around so I stayed up pretty late. I started freaking out when news reports came in of trees killing people in Queens. Then a tree fell and took out half of my block’s power. My mom forced me to sleep in her room since my room had risk of a giant tree falling on it, I obliged, but didn’t get much sleep that night.

Next morning was time for the surveying. It turned out two trees took out the power on my block, one fell on top of the other. I guess you could say they’d been staring at each other for all these years and one finally decided to hug the other 😀  There were a lot of other down trees. It would have been amazing, but I had already seen stuff of the like when we had that tornado a few years ago. I like to think the damage in Manhattan is their karma for not giving a shit about Brooklyn and Queens when the tornado destroyed a few of our neighborhoods (and in only 15 minutes, not 30 hours like it took Sandy).  Here are a few pictures, if you know me personally, you can see the rest on my facebook.

it’s hard to see, but these are the hugging trees

Things were ok, but then Halloween came, first they said they were postponing the parade. I later learned it was canceled for this year 😦  But I had no school, so I happily carved my pumpkin. Then sometime in the middle of the day we lost power. We had half power, and it was pretty awesome. We had internet and the refrigerator which was more than enough for me. But then Con Ed decided to shut everything off. And day 1 without power began. (rest of this post is gonna get long, but it’s an accurate description of post-apocalyptic hurricane life)

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