Anime

Jul. 16th, 2013 02:37 pm
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I am writing this post in between studying because surprisingly, I do need a break from stretching the limits of my short-time memory from time to time, and also because I've been meaning to do another anime write up for a while now.

I'm taking a break from One Piece and Fairy Tail until they've finished their current arcs so I can watch them in one go, but as always, I follow a few shows as they air.


Chihayafuru )


HunterxHunter )


Free! )


Attack on Titan )
the24thkey: (Dino-sigh)
So on this fine morning, while I was contemplating why Valentines Day* is called a holiday when we don't even get the day off, and whining about how my grades weren't quite as good as I wanted them to be, my parents were BATTLING FORCES OF NATURE! By which I mean our basement was flooded over night because our neighbours' water line broke (which was totally their fault, yo). AGAIN. Neighbours ruin everything, even when they're barely in the bloody house more often than once or twice a year. *sigh*

By the time I get home on Friday, the electricity and heating will be sorted out, but because the water was about 40 cm high, a lot of appliances (expensive ones, but insurance will take care of that, thank god), food and other things are probably ruined, not to mention that the last time this happened, drying everything out took about three months. /o\

Not cool.

Anyway, back to the fun stuff. Like Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, which is a pairing for which there should be more fic. <3 Reading the ones that are out there has gotten me even more excited for The Avengers! Sadly, I have no fangirls to go watch it with, though, which is going to make the whole experience a bit less fun (but not too much). American superhero comics are just not a very big deal over here, so the people I'm most likely going to drag to the cinema with me, my sister and her bf, have no idea who these people who I'm going to squee over are. <.<

Another fandom I'm currently obsessing about is Hockey RPF, because fandom is apparently kind of a hive mind. Thankfully, you don't need to know anything about Hockey itself to read about emotionally stunted boys in love, otherwise I'd be completely lost. Hockey is not all that popular here either, seeing as we're a football country all the way - but apparently my home city's team is one of the better ones nationally? Who cares, all I know about hockey I know from a children's cartoon about ANTHROPOMORPHIC, HOCKEY-PLAYING, CRIME FIGHTING DUCKS FROM OUTER SPACE.

Ah, Mighty Ducks - better than it sounds. I only just remembered that I used to watch this as a kid. The show is really old, so I couldn't find a lot of pictures to show you, but here you go:

Reference pics and the intro behind the cut )

As you might have guessed, those are not their real names, aside from Mallory, Tanya and Duke L'Orange. Yeah, that's just how awesome this show is, they named one of their characters DUKE L'ORANGE.

The lot of them come from a planet of ice hockey playing ducks (lol) that was invaded by...an evil dinosaur over lord. In order to fight him, they flee to earth (logic? IDK) and become ice hockey superstars by day, vigilantes by night. It's hilarious, trust me.

Mallory is my favourite - she's a weapons and fighting expert, how awesome is that? And the other girl on the team is a genius tech expert. When I think about it, those were really cool female role models!

Duke L'Orange (that name will never stop being funny) used to be a gentleman thief before joining the, uh, 'resistance', for lack of a better term. And the other three guys...honestly, I don't remember anything about them. *shrug* It was a really cool show, though, and it's still quite funny.

I found some episodes on youtube the other day, dubbed in German for extra nostalgia. I swear though, there is this one voice actor who also was the voice of a billion characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender, who must be super rich, because I've heard his voice in every show ever. <.< He's the German voice of House, too.

Ah well, after this nice trip down nostalgia lane, I'm gonna go watch Chihayafuru - maybe the gods of Anime will grant me some Chihaya/Taichi development today?

(Probably not. But a girl can dream. <3)


*Also, is it Valentines Day or Valentine's Day?

the24thkey: (Dino-sigh)
So on this fine morning, while I was contemplating why Valentines Day* is called a holiday when we don't even get the day off, and whining about how my grades weren't quite as good as I wanted them to be, my parents were BATTLING FORCES OF NATURE! By which I mean our basement was flooded over night because our neighbours' water line broke (which was totally their fault, yo). AGAIN. Neighbours ruin everything, even when they're barely in the bloody house more often than once or twice a year. *sigh*

By the time I get home on Friday, the electricity and heating will be sorted out, but because the water was about 40 cm high, a lot of appliances (expensive ones, but insurance will take care of that, thank god), food and other things are probably ruined, not to mention that the last time this happened, drying everything out took about three months. /o\

Not cool.

Anyway, back to the fun stuff. Like Phil Coulson/Clint Barton, which is a pairing for which there should be more fic. <3 Reading the ones that are out there has gotten me even more excited for The Avengers! Sadly, I have no fangirls to go watch it with, though, which is going to make the whole experience a bit less fun (but not too much). American superhero comics are just not a very big deal over here, so the people I'm most likely going to drag to the cinema with me, my sister and her bf, have no idea who these people who I'm going to squee over are. <.<

Another fandom I'm currently obsessing about is Hockey RPF, because fandom is apparently kind of a hive mind. Thankfully, you don't need to know anything about Hockey itself to read about emotionally stunted boys in love, otherwise I'd be completely lost. Hockey is not all that popular here either, seeing as we're a football country all the way - but apparently my home city's team is one of the better ones nationally? Who cares, all I know about hockey I know from a children's cartoon about ANTHROPOMORPHIC, HOCKEY-PLAYING, CRIME FIGHTING DUCKS FROM OUTER SPACE.

Ah, Mighty Ducks - better than it sounds. I only just remembered that I used to watch this as a kid. The show is really old, so I couldn't find a lot of pictures to show you, but here you go:

Reference pics and the intro behind the cut )

As you might have guessed, those are not their real names, aside from Mallory, Tina and Duke L'Orange. Yeah, that's just how awesome this show is, they named one of their characters DUKE L'ORANGE.

The lot of them come from a planet of ice hockey playing ducks (lol) that was invaded by...an evil dinosaur over lord. In order to fight him, they flee to earth (logic? IDK) and become ice hockey superstars by day, vigilantes by night. It's hilarious, trust me.

Mallory is my favourite - she's a weapons and fighting expert, how awesome is that? And the other girl on the team is a genius tech expert. When I think about it, those were really cool female role models!

Duke L'Orange (that name will never stop being funny) used to be a gentleman thief before joining the, uh, 'resistance', for lack of a better term. And the other three guys...honestly, I don't remember anything about them. *shrug* It was a really cool show, though, and it's still quite funny.

I found some episodes on youtube the other day, dubbed in German for extra nostalgia. I swear though, there is this one voice actor who also was the voice of a billion characters in Avatar: The Last Airbender, who must be super rich, because I've heard his voice in every show ever. <.< He's the German voice of House, too.

Ah well, after this nice trip down nostalgia lane, I'm gonna go watch Chihayafuru - maybe the gods of Anime will grant me some Chihaya/Taichi development today?

(Probably not. But a girl can dream. <3)


*Also, is it Valentines Day or Valentine's Day?

the24thkey: (One Piece)
Sunday, aside from being oh-god-I-have-to-drive-one-and-a-half-hours-back-to-the-dorms-whyyyyy day, is also my Anime day. Yay! Both the new One Piece and HunterxHunter episodes go live then, so I usually put off packing my bags for a while longer to watch them.

I gush about One Piece often enough, so it's probably pretty obvious that it's my favourite Anime. I started buying OP merchandise lately and after looking through the list of available (as in, available to me) action figures I want ALL OF THEM. If only they weren't so expensive. >.<

I especially love this one - a plush Chopper! And it turns into a pillow! (...wtf?) One day it shall be mine, no matter how ridiculously expensive it is.

HunterxHunter is a remake of an older Anime that was based on a Manga that I used to read a few years back. It's about as classically shounen as it gets - in a good way. However, someone recently remarked that, for a shounen series, it moves along quite fast, and after reading that I realized that yeah, it does. It doesn't rely much on padding or endless reaction shots like some other shows I could mention. <.< Yay for good trends in Anime!

Speaking of good trends in Anime, Chihayafuru is still rocking my life by being the best thing since Baccano. I'm also currently trying to get into Hikaru no Go (again), which isn't going quite as well as planned...


Anyway. Seeing as I've finally found the USB cable for my phone, I can post some pictures of the gyoza I made last week! I made it ridiculously hard for myself (and my Mum, who helped me out), by insisting on making the dough myself, so I ended up spending 2 hours in the kitchen...Totally worth it, though! :D

Photos! )

Have a good week, Internets! <3

the24thkey: (One Piece)
Sunday, aside from being oh-god-I-have-to-drive-one-and-a-half-hours-back-to-the-dorms-whyyyyy day, is also my Anime day. Yay! Both the new One Piece and HunterxHunter episodes go live then, so I usually put off packing my bags for a while longer to watch them.

I gush about One Piece often enough, so it's probably pretty obvious that it's my favourite Anime. I started buying OP merchandise lately and after looking through the list of available (as in, available to me) action figures I want ALL OF THEM. If only they weren't so expensive. >.<

I especially love this one - a plush Chopper! And it turns into a pillow! (...wtf?) One day it shall be mine, no matter how ridiculously expensive it is.

HunterxHunter is a remake of an older Anime that was based on a Manga that I used to read a few years back. It's about as classically shounen as it gets - in a good way. However, someone recently remarked that, for a shounen series, it moves along quite fast, and after reading that I realized that yeah, it does. It doesn't rely much on padding or endless reaction shots like some other shows I could mention. <.< Yay for good trends in Anime!

Speaking of good trends in Anime, Chihayafuru is still rocking my life by being the best thing since Baccano. I'm also currently trying to get into Hikaru no Go (again), which isn't going quite as well as planned...


Anyway. Seeing as I've finally found the USB cable for my phone, I can post some pictures of the gyoza I made last week! I made it ridiculously hard for myself (and my Mum, who helped me out), by insisting on making the dough myself, so I ended up spending 2 hours in the kitchen...Totally worth it, though! :D

Photos! )

Have a good week, Internets! <3

the24thkey: (Sherlock)
So~ everyone else had a nice breakdown with a side of sobbing while watching the finale of Sherlock last night? If those people don't get ALL OF THE AWARDS I will be honestly surprised. <.<

Right then, first up, my thoughts on the second season of BBC's Sherlock! Spoilers ahead!
This is most definitely the squee you're looking for! )

So, in conclusion, this episode reduced me to a sobbing, incoherent mess, but in a good way! :D I can't wait to see what they come up with next season and I really can't wait to read all the fics that fandom is now hopefully working on.

Next up, The Killing, which I watched with my parents over christmas. It was an amazing viewing experience, and nobody should go into this spoiled. My parents, I should add, are the kind of reasonable people who don't do movie/tv marathons very often, but we watched as many episodes a day as we possibly could. Those cliffhangers are pure evil and only get more and more gripping the more the show progresses. The characters are incredibly well-written and especially the scenes with the family are heartbreaking. HoweverSpoiler! )

So, I definitely recommend this to anyone who hasn't seen it yet. Just make sure you have a lot of free time. <.<

Another show I started watching lately is the Anime Chihayafuru, a shoujo/sports Anime about an old japanese card game called karuta. At first, it sounded like something I wouldn't want to watch, but I was bored and I heard it was very good. Now I'm really glad I gave it a chance, because it really is amazing. The characters and their relationships are wonderfully written (Predictably, at least half of the episodes made me cry already) and the animation is beautiful. I still expect to be disappointed by the outcome of the typical love triangle, because I have never once rooted for the 'right' guy, but there is some hope left in me. Maybe this Anime will finally change it up.


<3
the24thkey: (Sherlock)
So~ everyone else had a nice breakdown with a side of sobbing while watching the finale of Sherlock last night? If those people don't get ALL OF THE AWARDS I will be honestly surprised. <.<

Right then, first up, my thoughts on the second season of BBC's Sherlock! Spoilers ahead!
This is most definitely the squee you're looking for! )

So, in conclusion, this episode reduced me to a sobbing, incoherent mess, but in a good way! :D I can't wait to see what they come up with next season and I really can't wait to read all the fics that fandom is now hopefully working on.

Next up, The Killing, which I watched with my parents over christmas. It was an amazing viewing experience, and nobody should go into this spoiled. My parents, I should add, are the kind of reasonable people who don't do movie/tv marathons very often, but we watched as many episodes a day as we possibly could. Those cliffhangers are pure evil and only get more and more gripping the more the show progresses. The characters are incredibly well-written and especially the scenes with the family are heartbreaking. HoweverSpoiler! )

So, I definitely recommend this to anyone who hasn't seen it yet. Just make sure you have a lot of free time. <.<

Another show I started watching lately is the Anime Chihayafuru, a shoujo/sports Anime about an old japanese card game called karuta. At first, it sounded like something I wouldn't want to watch, but I was bored and I heard it was very good. Now I'm really glad I gave it a chance, because it really is amazing. The characters and their relationships are wonderfully written (Predictably, at least half of the episodes made me cry already) and the animation is beautiful. I still expect to be disappointed by the outcome of the typical love triangle, because I have never once rooted for the 'right' guy, but there is some hope left in me. Maybe this Anime will finally change it up.


<3

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